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From Department of Navy
As part of an environmen-
tal impact statement (EIS),
the Navy announced Monday
its "preferred alternative" is
to homeport a single nuclear
powered aircraft carrier (CVN)
at Naval Station (NAVSTA)
Mayport, Fla.
The EIS examined potential
consequences of constructing
and operating facilities and
infrastructure associated with
homeporting additional surface
ships at NAVSTA Mayport. The
EIS evaluated resources in
the Mayport area that may
be affected by the proposed
action, such as air and water
quality, biological resources,
marine mammals and threat-
ened or endangered species,
land use, cultural resources,
and socioeconomics. The EIS
also accounted for cumulative
impacts from other activities in
the Mayport area.
After consultation with the
public, key individuals and
numerous organizations, the
Navy considered 275 official
comments while assessing 13
EIS alternatives. Ultimately,
the Navy concluded that home-
porting a CVN at NAVSTA
Mayport would increase opera-
tional readiness while afford-
ing the necessary environmental
The last Navy aircraft carrier
to be homeported in Mayport


was the conventionally powered
USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67),
which was decommissioned in
Mayport stands ready to sup-
port this decision and we wel-
come this great opportunity,"
said Captain Aaron Bowman,
Naval Station Mayport
Commanding Officer. "Effective
utilization of Mayport helps the .,
fleet to optimize access to naval ,.'
training ranges and ensures
effective support of fleet oper-
ational requirements through
efficient use of waterfront and
shore side facilities.
The Navy's preferred alter-
native involves homeporting
one CVN and associated infra-
structure modifications. These
include dredging, infrastructure
and wharf improvements, and
construction of CVN nuclear
propulsion plant maintenance
facilities. Homeporting a CVN
at NAVSTA Mayport reduces
risk to fleet resources in the
event of a natural disaster, man-
made calamity, or attack by for-
eign nations or terrorists. This
includes risks to aircraft carri-
ers, industrial support facilities,
and the people that operate and
maintain these crucial assets.
A Notice of Availability
for the Final Environmental
Impact Statement will be pub-
lished to the Federal Register

See Nuclear, Page 13

USS Jonn Kenneay ( L
well port visit to Boston,

Goes Nuclear

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-U.S. Navy Photo

The Mirror Has

Early Delivery
Due to the Thanksgiving
holiday, The Mirror newspa-
per will be delivered a day
early, Nov. 26. All photos,
stories and Fleet Market ads
must be submitted by Nov.
20 to be included in the Nov.
26 edition. The Mirror will
resume its regular delivery
with the Dec. 4 paper. For
more information, contact The
Mirror editor Paige Gnarm at
270-7817 ext. 1012 or email
mayportmirror(o(comcast. net.

Hours For MWR
MWR Mayport will hold
Thanksgiving Day hours
on Nov. 27. Closed MWR
facilities include Auto Skills,
Beachside Community Center,
Business Office/Admin/
Personnel, Child Development
Centers, Child Development
Home, Fast Lanes Bowling
Center, ITT, Ocean Breeze
Conference Center, CPO Club,
Pelican Roost RV Park, Pool,
Outdoor Adventure s/SED A,
Recycling/ Vehicle Storage,
Surfside Fitness, Vet, Youth
Activities Center. Open MWR
facilities are Bogey's, 6 a.m.-
4 p.m.; Gym, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Pizza Hut, 10 a.m.-II p.m.;
Windy Harbor Golf Club, 7
a.m.-6 p.m.

Give Thanksgiving
To Single Salors
Planet Mayport Single
Sailor Center in building 46
at Bravo Pier, is asking for
desserts for Single Sailors at
Mayport this Thanksgiving.
Non-perishable items will be
accepted on Nov. 26 from 11
a.m.-II p.m. Refrigerated des-
serts should be dropped off
from 10 a.m.-II p.m. on Nov.
27. For more information, call

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From USO
The USO and city of St.
Augustine will honor members
of the military and their families
with free admission to attrac-
tions, trolley rides, parking and
lunch during the 51st annual
PAL Day on Dec. 6.
Members of the Elks Lodge
#829 will cook and serve lunch,
sponsored by the United Way of
St. Johns County and USAA.
Children will receive goodie
bags provided by the Daughters

of the Confederacy.
"This is a terrific opportum-
ty for all service members and
their families to explore the his-
tory of and visit the numerous
family venues in St. Augustine,"
said John Shockley, Executive
Director Greater Jacksonville
Area USO. "We appreciate the
support of the United Way of
St. Johns County, Elks Lodge
and USAA to offer this free
day of fun for the entire family,
just remember to bring military

identification since wearing of
uniforms is no longer required."
Armed forces personnel and
their families may pick up free
PAL Day lunch tickets by stop-
ping by any Greater Jacksonville
USO Center, including the
Airport. Tickets are also avail-
able at the St. Augustine Visitor
Information Center on Dec. 6.
Tickets are not required for any
attraction or lunch, but to esti-
mate how many lunches to pre-
pare. Personnel with questions

or desiring more information
can call any USO Center: JAX:
778-2821; Mayport: 246-3481;
Airport: 741-6655.
Contributing businesses
include the Authentic Old
Jail, Castillo de San Marcos
and Fort Matanzas, Colonial
Spanish Quarter Village, Florida
Heritage Museum, Government
House, Museum-Cathedral
Place, Lightner Museum,
Marincland of Florida, Mission
of Nombre de Dios, Museum of

Weapons and American History,
Old Florida Museum, Old St.
Augustine Village, Old Town
Trolley Tours, Oldest House
Museum, Oldest Wooden
Schoolhouse, Ponce de Leon's
Fountain of Youth, Potter's
Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe
It or Not Museum, Alligator
Farm, Lighthouse & Museum,
Sightsecing Trains, and Spanish
Military Hospital Museum.





From HMS Weapons School
Cmdr. Charles A. Armin
relieved Cmdr. James R.
Raimondo as Commanding
Officer of Helicopter Maritime
Strike Weapons School,
Atlantic, at Naval Station
Mayport during a change of
command ceremony held on
Nov. 7.
Helicopter Maritime Strike
Weapons School, Atlantic, is
responsible for ensuring that
today's Helicopter Maritime
Strike Wing, Atlantic detach-
ments deploy with the most i
comprehensive and up to i
date training available. i
Additionally, the Weapons I
School is charged with ensur- i
ing the future combat success
of all East Coast Helicopter
Maritime Strike aircraft. I
During his 15-month tour
as commanding officer,
Raimondo kept the Weapons
School running at full speed. i
He led the charge by acting as i
Officer Conducting Exercise I
for numerous significant train- I
ing events. These included !
GREYFOX Surface Warfare i
Hellfire missile shoots, Diesel i
Electric Submarine Initiative
ASW excercises, and consoli-
dated Atlantic Undersea Test
& Evaluation Center train- i
ing periods. Raimondo made
immediate and lasting readi-
ness improvements to com-
bat aircrews preparing for

HSL=44 Has New

By Lt.j.g.
Adam R. Shreders
Cmdr. Richard Davis relieved
Cmdr. Michael Patterson as
commanding officer of HSL-44.
Patterson's tenure as CO was
marked with more than 15,000
mishap-free squadron flight
hours, sending nine detach-
ments to sea supporting opera-
tions across the globe. During
Skipper Patterson's tour, 44
detachments were responsiuIv
for the first helicopter-assisted Cmdr. Richard Davis
seizure of a semi-submersible
drug rumung vessel.
Under the leadership and
guidance of Patterson, HSL-
44 had its first Airborne Use
of Force (AUF), capturing 12
narco-terrorist vessels, seizing
10 tons of cocaine valued at
more than $250 million.
Around the Horn of Africa,
detachments provided airborne
security allowing the re-taking
of five merchant vessels held
hostage by pirates, one of which
held 20 hostages that were for- Cmdr. Michael Patterson
eign nationals, prompting offi- D.C. as part of the Strategy and
cial recognition by the Korean Policy Directorate. He brings
State Department. a wealth of knowledge to the
Davis is the son of a Swamp where he has served
Naval Aviator and a gradu- two previous tours.
ate of Virginia Tech. He has The newest arrival to the
deployed on several occasions Swamp is Cmdr. Scan Haley
to the Mediterranean, Arabian having just completed the FRS
Gulf and the Caribbean. He as a Cat V Aviator. He is a sea-
has also served as the aide soned aviator with over 2,700
to the Commander, George hours. Haley was originally
Washington Battle Group and
on the Joint Staff in Washington See HSL-44, Page 13

L, __ -
Cmdr. James Raimondo
May 1993 as an Unrestricted
Naval Aviator, graduating on
the Commodore's List with
Distinction. By the first week
of June 1993, he began train-
ing in the Sikorsky SH-60B
Helicopter at Mayport Florida
with the Airwolves of HSL-40.
In February of 1994, Armin
transferred to the Proud
Warriors of HSL-42 where
he deployed in USS Klakring
(FFG 42), USS Taylor (FFG
50) and the USS John L. Hall
(FFG 32). His deployments
included a Mediterranean Sea
deployment, Counter Drug
Operations (CDOPS) in the
Caribbean/Eastern Pacific,
Operations in the Baltic Sea,
and a full Annual US-South
American Allied Exercise
(UNITAS). He also embarked
Navy Warships to support both
See Weaps, Page 5

Cmdr. Charles A. Armin
deployment, and postured
the Weapons School to con-
tinue this training trajectory
for seamless integration of the
new M:H-60R and future HSM
squadron deployments.
Raimondo's next assign-
ment will be to the Navy War
College in Newport, R.I.
Armin graduated from the
University of Kansas with a
degree in electrical engineer-
ing and was commissioned
through the Navy Reserve
Officer Training Corps pro-
gram in May 1990 after spend-
ing his formative years mov-
ing around the Midwest and
Armin reported to Chief of
Naval Education and Training
(CNET) at NAS Pensacola in
June of 1990 for temporary
employment while awaiting
flight school. After completing
flight school, he was winged in

USO Pal Day Puts Sailors In St. Augustine

..... ... ..... ........

,:,apons School

2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 20, 2008

CO Column

Last week I had the honor and
pleasure to attend Jacksonville's
Veterans Day Parade and what
an experience it was. Nearly
100,000 people lined the streets
downtown to honor our veter-
ans, and the city really put on a
top notch event. I had the priv-
eledge of representing Mayport
in one of the official vehicles
(A 1944 Jeep complete with a
machine gun-- my son keeps on
asking me to buy one). I can't
describe the feeling of driving
through the city and having so
many people saluting, holding
signs and banners, yelling out
thank yous, and waving their
thanks and support to the mili-
tary. Jacksonville is well known
as a military town, and the sup-
port we receive cannot be appre-
ciated enough. You also would
not have believed the number of
school ageed children that chose
to go downtown during a day
off. Well done to the city, and
anyone who had a hand in put-

Capt. Aaron Bowman
ting on this spectacular event.
Over the past couple of weeks
we have had several VIPs and
retirees on board using our
facilities. I was pulled aside by
so many of them I lost count on
them telling me how impressed
they are with the appearance
of the base. That's a tribute
to all of us who call Mayport

our place of work or our home.
Even though we have contrac-
tors and base services that work
keeping the base clean, they
can't come close to getting it all
- it's everyone of us having that
self pride. We are doing the
best we can painting some of
our buildings that were starting
to look a little weathered. Next
time you drive by the MWR
building and bowling alley,
check them out. Beachside
community center will be next.
Appreciate all the hard work by
base services in doing the no
fun work.
The annual Army-Navy game
is right around the corner on
Dec. 6 at noon at Beachside
Community Center. This year
the Mayport Flag Football team
will be taking on the local Army
Recruiting Command at 0900
before the game. We will roll
out our new 20 foot digital pro-
jection system at beachside for
the game and also be serving

free burgers, dogs, and brats.
Looking forward to a great
turnout by all. Please invite
any active duty, retired, and
friends of army and navy. If
base access is an issue, contact
security to get them through the
gates. MWR is also telling me
that there will be several give-
aways before, during, and after
the game.
Speaking of things to do, the
Salvation Army Bell Ringer
"watch bill" is on the quarter-
deck here at Building One, and
there are still plenty of blanks
that need to be filled. Ringing
the bell is a great way to "ring
in" the holiday season, and a
very worthy cause. The people
you meet and the holiday spirit
you receive is well worth the
time. The only thing I ask is that
if you volunteer, please stand
the watch. This year, more than
ever, we need people volunteer-
ing to help during tough times.
You may have read in the

local newspapers that Finegan
Elementary School is being
considered to be closed and
those students would be sent
to Mayport Elementary School
in the following school years.
I am working closely with the
Duval County School System
and school board members to
see what we can do to keep
Finegan open and continuing to
serve this base and local com-
munity. We are so fortunate to
have an "A" school next to the
base where our children can
walk to school through a gate,
be served by an administration
that understands and caters to
the Navy, and have the secure
feeling of knowing our chil-
dren are close by. There will
be a public meeting concerning
this consolidation on Dec. 2 at
6 p.m. at Mayport Elementary.
I encourage you to attend the
meeting and contact your local
officials to voice your opinion.
The School Board will vote on

the proposal on Feb. 3.
Before I close I want to give a
last minute pitch for Combined
Federal Campaign. The dead-
line for CFC contributions is
November 25. Please see your
CFC command representative if
you haven't donated to this very
worthy cause.
I also want to thank our secu-
rity department for all that they
do. Each and every one of you
in that department plays an
important role in the security
and safety of our Naval station.
When we are asleep, you are
on patrol keeping us safe and
secure. Thanks so much.
Please be safe on and off
base, and keep those great sug-
gestions coming in at aaron.
bowman@navy.mil or the CO's
suggestion box located at the
base galley. Your concerns are
my concerns.

REDO Corner

By Lt. Cmdr. Dorman
"Curt" Dowling
Spiritual Fitness Division SE/CREDO
A bumper sticker read, "The
early bird may get the worm,
but the second mouse gets the
It is easy to get too serious
about the holidays by worry-
ing over who has the best
turkey dressing or the bet-
ter holiday decorations. You
don't always have to be first,

or best. I remember as a kid
that Thanksgiving was a time to
relax, have some good fun and
laughter together. We didn't
care about winning, well, except
for football.
In the spirit of frivolity, I share
the following story I recently
read on the internet entitled,
"Thanksgiving Divorce"
The story is about a man in
Phoenix who calls his son in
New York the day before

Thanksgiving and says, "I hate
to ruin your day, but I have to
tell you that your mother and I
are divorcing; forty-five years
of misery is enough.
"Pop, what are you talking
about?" the son screams. We
can't stand the sight of each
other any longer," the father
says. "We're sick of each other,
and I'm sick of talking about
this, so you call your sister in
Chicago and tell her."

Frantic, the son calls his sis-
ter, who explodes on the phone.
"Like heck they're getting
divorced," she shouts, "I'll take
care of this,"
She calls Phoenix immedi-
ately, and screams at her father,
"You are NOT getting divorced.
Don't do a single thing until I
get there. I'm calling my broth-
er back, and we'll both be there
tomorrow. Until then, don't do
a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?"

and hangs up.
The old man hangs up his
phone and turns to his wife.
"Okay," he says, "they're com-
ing for Thanksgiving and pay-
ing their own way."
I encourage you to share fun
times together. Make memo-
ries. As you prepare to cele-
brate Thanksgiving, prepare to
have fun. Whether it is with
family, friends or new acquain-
tances enjoy this time.

Thankfulness is a state of
mind that can affect your life
and those around you. Being
thankful for the many bless-
ings you have is energizing and
attractive. Maybe you don't
have to be the "early bird" to
catch the worm, just a thank-
ful one. However, don't let
anyone call you a "turkey" this


From Department of Defense
Drop and give you:
Not push-ups, but ho
hours of being tobac
That's the message t
Department of Defens
is sending to military
bers, urging them to jo
Great American Smol
November 20.
The smoking rate
18 to 25 year olds in
tary is 40 percent, sigi
higher than that of thei
counterparts or of old
er-ranking military m
Alarmingly, a large nu
these young enlisted
women don't begin usil
co until after they enlis
39 percent of current
began smoking after the
the military.
This is cause for gr
cern among military
who point to problem
as detection in the fie
wound healing, impair
vision and decreased st


impediments to military perfor- and heart
rself 24! mance. physical
)urs-24 "Deciding to quit is taking disease, e
co free. responsibility for your health cancer of
the U.S. and taking responsibility as role Why is
;e (DoD) models. Kicking an addiction lent in thi
y mem- is probably among the hardest facing the
)in in the things to do. It's an incredible away froi
keout on feat," said Vice Admiral Adam ing for pos
M. Robinson, Jr., Medical road to be
among Corps, Navy Surgeon General, becomes
the mili- and chief, Bureau of Medicine tobacco is
nificantly and Surgery, U.S. Navy. relieve th
r civilian Smokeless is not harmless perception
er, high- Nearly a quarter of 18- to of smoking
members. 25-year-old enlisted men use tobacco ai
umber of smokeless tobacco-often ability of
men and referred to as chewing tobacco, the milita
ng tobac- spit tobacco, snuff, or "dip." addiction
t. Nearly It contains more than 20 can- lenge.
smokers cer-causing chemicals. Many Many p
ey joined have erroneously touted smoke- more try
less tobacco use as a healthier tobacco.
great con- option, but snuff and chewing "It's no
leaders, tobacco have three to five times a serious
ms such more nicotine than cigarettes, smoke or
ld, slow making them far more addic- said Chu
red night tive. Like cigarettes, smoke- Communi
amina as less tobacco can cause cancer Require:

Participation In Smokeout

disease. In addition,
dangers include gum
erosion of teeth, and
the mouth and throat.
tobacco use so preva-
e military? For those
e stress of being far
m home and prepar-
ssible deployment, the
coming tobacco free
much rougher. Using
s cited as one way to
at stress. In addition,
is of tacit endorsement
g and using smokeless
nd the low-cost avail-
smoking products in
ry make breaking the
an even stiffer chal-

people try, and many
and try again to quit

t just a bad habit, it's
addiction. When you
dip, it's tough to quit,"
Lck Watkins, chief,
cations and Research
ments, TRICARE

Management Activity. Studies
show that, on average, it takes
11 quit attempts before a per-
son can win the battle against
DoD has stepped up efforts to
combat tobacco use through its
Quit Tobacco-Make Everyone
Proud education campaign,
aimed at young enlisted men
and women who are trying to
quit tobacco or are thinking
about it. The campaign site,
http://www.ucanquit2. org,
offers sound information and
innovative tools to support their
Taking a high-tech, high-
touch approach
A big draw to the Web site
is the 18-hour a day avail-
ability of instant-message live
help, staffed by trained tobacco
Cessation Coaches.
"It's a lonely struggle and
they need someone to talk to,"
reports one Coach. "I had a
young serviceman come into
chat every night for a week.

They all really seem to appreci-
ate the personal touch they get
through the live chat."
Another Cessation Coach
describes the practical advice
he gives live-help users, such as
coping with triggers.
"I suggest they avoid coffee
and alcohol while going through
the initial quit stage and sug-
gest they write down all the
reasons they want to quit. Then
read the list each time they feel
an urge or experience a trigger
that might make them smoke or
The live-chat coaching team
also includes a former marine
and an ex-smoker who relishes
his ability to gain the trust of
those who turn to the live-help
He said, "They want encour-
agement from a real person who
has been in their shoes. They
ask me why I quit, and I tell
them I got tired of coughing up
phlegm and smelling like an

Since January of this year,
more than 600 live chats have
taken place, spanning a few
minutes to an hour in length.
These private one-on-one ses-
sions are anonymous and offer
easy access to immediate assis-
tance-something would-be
quitters cannot find elsewhere.
A calculator on the Web site
allows users to figure out how
much they can save on a yearly
basis by giving up tobacco. On
average, enlisted personnel can
save one month's salary a year.
Other Web site features include
games, such as Texas Hold 'Em,
with embedded messages that
reinforce the intention to quit
and offer encouragement and
tips to fight triggers.
DoD supports the military's
participation in the annual Great
American Smokeout, spon-
sored by the American Cancer
Society, through free materials
and registration at http://www.

Sixth Fleet ExplI

By MCI(SW) Dan Meaney
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-
Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public

Following several months of
a worldwide, Web-based sur-
vey of Sailors and civilians,
the Chief of Naval Operations
(CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead
announced, Nov. 5, the creation
of a new United States Navy
The Oxford English
Dictionary defines ethos as "the
characteristic spirit, prevalent
tone of sentiment, of a people
or community; the 'genius' of
an institution or system". The
Navy Ethos is meant to iden-
tify the distinguishing character,
culture, and beliefs of the Navy.
Approved as an underpinning
to mission success Navywide,
the Ethos reflects the val-
ues Sailors and Navy civil-
ians around the world need to
accomplish their many and var-
ied missions.
"The Navy Ethos is intended

to be a statement of principles
that recognizes the contribu-
tions of the military and civil-
ian personnel who serve on the
Navy team," said Adm. Mark
Fitzgerald, commander of U.S.
Naval Forces in Europe and
Africa. "Our Ethos captures the
fundamental principles stated in
our core values and the Sailor's
The Ethos is entirely new
and is meant to complement the
written and often memorized
- Navy Core Values and Sailors'
Creed. It is the first such state-
ment in 25 years.
"Each member of the Navy
team fi military and civilian fi
plays a part in ensuring high
standards of integrity and mis-
sion accomplishment," said
Fitzgerald. "I have seen these
principles at work every day
since I first joined the Navy, and
I am proud to play a part today
in living these words."
"From the North Cape of
Norway, through the waters

ains Importance
of the Baltic, Black and position."
Mediterranean seas, Africa The United States Navy Ethos
and parts of the Middle East, reads:
our Sailors play a critical role We are the United States
in maintaining the global sea Navy, our Nation's sea power fi
lines of communication," he ready guardians of peace, victo-
said. "Along with the more than rious in war.
400,000 military and 180,000 We are professional Sailors
civilian personnel worldwide, and Civilians fi a diverse and
we share a common bond of agile force exemplifying the
service, regardless of back- highest standards of service to
ground, personal experience, or our Nation, at home and abroad,

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.
Confessions: before & after
mass or upon request
CCD: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Baptisms: class 3rd Sunday of
Protestant Worship
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
Baptism: For information
contact your chaplain

Women's Bible Study
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
Protestant choir
Wednesday 7 p.m.

MOPS (Mothers of
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
9:15 a.m.
For more information contact
MOPS coordinator at maypo-

Contact Chaplain 6 months
prior. PREP is required

For more information, calll

Of Navy Ethos

at sea and ashore.
Integrity is the foundation of
our conduct; respect for others
is fundamental to our character;
decisive leadership is crucial to
our success.
We are a team, disciplined
and well-prepared, committed
to mission accomplishment.
We do not waver in our dedica-
tion and accountability to our
Shipmates and families.

We are patriots, forged by the
Navy's core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. In
times of war and peace, our
actions reflect our proud heri-
tage and tradition.
We defend our Nation and
prevail in the face of adversity
with strength, determination,
and dignity.
We are the United States

Naval Station Mayport
Capt. Aaron Bow m an .................................................................. ................. Com m ending O officer
C m dr. M ike W atson .................................................................................................. Executive O officer
CM DCM Deborah Davidson .......................................................................... Com m and M aster Chief
Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff
B ill A ustin ................ ............... ........................................................ Pu b lic A ffa irs O officer
M C 1 H weather Ew ton............................................................................... D deputy Public A affairs O officer
IC 2 Paul Fenn .......................................................... .... ........ ...... A assistant Public A affairs O officer
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C alendar

On Base

Thursday, Nov. 20
USS Philippine Sea fam-
ily readiness group will meet
and hold a potluck on the third
Thursday of the month at 6:30
p.m. at the Mayport USO.
Saturday, Dec. 6
USS Underwood family read-
iness group is looking for teen
and adult volunteers to help
out with their children's holi-
day party from 2-6 p.m. at the
Ribault Bay Community Center.
Contact Monica Flores 904-
535-2125 or e-mail Mony325@
comcast.net if you are interested
in volunteering.
Thursday, Dec. 18
USS Philippine Sea fam-
ily readiness group will meet
and hold a potluck on the third
Thursday of the month at 6:30
p.m. at the Mayport USO.

Out in Town

Thursday, Nov. 20
The Beaches Museum &
History Center continues their
Lecture Series "Tracking
Florida History: Lectures on
the First Coast." Dr Kevin
McCarthy, Professor emeritus,
University of Florida will speak
on Florida Holiday traditions.
The evening will begin with a
reception at 6:30 p.m. followed
by the talk at 7 p.m. The Lecture
Series is free and open to the
public. The Beaches Museum
& History Center is located in
Pablo Historical Park at the cor-
ner of Beach Boulevard and 4th
Street North. The Museum is
open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am
to 4:30pm. For more informa-
tion call 241-5657.
Friday, Nov. 21
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, is
hosting a Seafood Dinner from
5-8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. The menu will include
Seafood C(liodci, Fried Fish,
Fried Shrimp or Crab Cakes.
Also included are French Fries,
Corn Nuggets and Cole Slaw.
A donation of $10 is request-
ed for each dinner. Carry- out
orders are accepted. As always,
the public is invited to attend.
Happy Hour precedes the din-

ner from 4-6 p.m.; all drinks
are 500 off. After dinner, enjoy
the music of Doug Bracy until
1 a.m.
Join Wild Amelia for a look
at the stars. The evening will
include a star talk at 7 p.m.
and the opportunity to observe
the stars up close through tele-
scopes. The program will take
place at Fort Clinch State Park.
The program fee is $5 per per-
son and no reservations are nec-
essary. Be sure to bring your
flashlight and bug spray.
Saturday, Nov. 22
Helping Hands Ministries and
New Friendship Baptist Church,
1996 Mayport Rd., will hold a
spaghetti dinner bake sale from
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join a park ranger at 11 a.m.
and discover the importance of
estuarine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like those of the Talbot
Islands State Parks complex.
This ranger-guided hike along
the salt marsh will help point
out why these areas are one of
the most productive ecosystems
on Earth, the many roles the
salt marsh plays, the plant and
animal life found in this natu-
ral community, and the impacts
humans have on this system.
This program will take place at
the Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park. No
reservations are necessary and
the program is free.
Sunday, Nov. 23
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 hosts Breakfast
from 8-11 a.m. at the Branch
Home, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach. Menu includes
eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or
hash-browns, biscuits & gravy,
pancakes or toast. Omelets are
also available. Coffee is includ-
ed with all meals. A donation
of $5 for a full breakfast, or
$3 for a breakfast sandwich, is
requested. As always, the pub-
lic is invited.
Saturday, Nov. 29
The city of Jacksonville
invites boaters to celebrate the
start of their holiday season at
the 23rd annual Jacksonville
Light Parade at 7 p.m. on the
downtown riverfront. The St.
Johns River will transform into
a dazzling array of lights, sound
and holiday spirit as the First
Coast boating community deco-

rates their vessels from bow to
stem to compete in the largest
lighted boat parade. This event
is part of the Make A Scene
Downtown! series. For infor-
mation about registering, please
contact the Office of Special
Events at (904) 630-3690 or
visit www.coj.net and click on
Light Parade.
Sunday, Nov. 30
Join a park ranger at 1 p.m. to
learn about the many common
species that inhabit the natural
communities of the undevel-
oped barrier islands of northeast
Florida. The program will take
place at pavilion six on Little
Talbot Island. No reservations
are necessary and the program
is free with regular park admis-
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection presents "A Festive
Holiday Brunch" from 9:30-11
a.m., featuring beautiful holi-
day gift ideas from the Princess
House collection followed by
charming vocalist, author and
speaker Tamra Nashman, who
will lead you down the road
of life, but wait..."Are You
Wearing the Right shoes?". $12
inclusive Selva Marina Country
Club. 1600 Selva Marina Drive
AB. complimentary child care
with reservations. E-mail res-
ervations to atlanticbeachwc@
yahoo.com or call Kate at 534-
6784. All area women are
Saturday, Dec. 6
Join a park ranger at 11 a.m.
to learn about the difference
between a conch and a whelk, or
a cockle and a clam? Discover
how to identify many of the fre-
quently found shells that wash
up on the Talbot Islands State
Parks shores. The program will
take place at pavilion one on
Little Talbot Island. No reserva-
tions are necessary and the pro-
gram is free with regular park
Sunday, Dec. 7
Join a park ranger at 1 p.m.to
learn about the stinging animals
of the ocean and discover where
stingrays live, how jellyfish
move, and why the Portugese
Man of War only stings and
never bites. The program will
take place at pavilion five on
Little Talbot Island. No reserva-
tions are necessary and the pro-

gram is free with regular park
Thursday, Dec. 11
Just in time for the holi-
days. Join Mary Puckett, Duval
County Extension Office staff
and quest speaker, Master
Gardener, Linda Cunningham,
from 10 a.m.-noon for a make-
and-take workshop at 1010
N McDuff Ave. You will take
home your own strawberry pot
with herbs and/or hanging bas-
ket with strawberry plants. The
cost is $15 for each pot or $25
for both; $5 to attend the lecture
only. Please RSVP to Jeannie at
Sunday, Dec. 14
Join a Park Ranger at 1 p.m.
for a leisurely paced hike to
discover the island' s natural
communities. Participants are
encouraged to bring bug spray
and bottled water. The program
will take place at pavilion one
on Little Talbot Island. No res-
ervations are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Have fun creating a plant
arrangement using material
from your yard, learn how to
care for traditional Christmas
plants and find out what's hot
for gardening gifts at 10 a.m.-
1 p.m. with the Duval County
Extension Office. Find out how
to make a water hose wreath and
decorate a gardening gift bas-
ket. Bring clippers and a bucket
of flowers, foliage and long-
stemmed twigs from your yard.
Pre-register by Friday, Dec. 12
and mail check for $10 made
payable to DCOHAC to Becky
Davidson, 1010 N. McDuff
Ave. Jacksonville, FI 32254.
Questions call 387-8850.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Join a Park Ranger at 11 a.m.
and learn how to identify the
most common snakes, their hab-
itat and lifecycles. This inter-
pretive program explores the
snakes that are native to Florida
and live at the Talbot Islands
State Parks. Discover why
these critters are important to
a healthy and balanced natural
community. This program will
take place at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island Cultural
State Park. No reservations are

necessary and the program is
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Chabad @ the Beaches
will sponsor a family ori-
ented Chanukah Judaica, gift
and fun Fair titled "Chanukah
Wonderland", which will cul-
minate in the lighting of a giant
eight-foot public Menorah at
the Hilton Garden Inn at 3 p.m.
As in years past the event will
include family entertainment,
fun for children and adults,
fabulous Arts and crafts fair,
Menorah Making Workshop,
and great traditional Chanukah
foods. Beautiful gifts will be
available for purchase, as well
as boutique-jewelry, toys,
Judaica and all your last min-
ute Chanukah needs, all types
of Chanukah toys and mer-
chandise, Menorahs & Judaica.
Children will also have the
opportunity to get their face
painted, C rated (Chanukah
rated) Video, and fantastic bal-
loon related fun filled activi-
ties, plus many new additions
for this year. The event will
conclude with the lighting of
largest Menorah at the beaches
at the Hilton Garden Inn. The
entire community is welcome to
join in the festivities. Event is
open to the public and there is
no admission charge. Chanukah
is the eight-day Jewish Fclil\ al
of Lights," this year begins
at sundown Sunday Dec. 21.
Each evening at sunset an
additional candle is lit to com-
memorate the rededication of
the Temple in Jerusalem some
2,000 years ago. The holiday
also celebrates the miracle of
one day's worth of pure ritual
oil burning for eight days until
a new supply could be obtained
For more information about
this or any other Chabad (@ the
Beaches activity or event, con-
tact Chabad by phone at (904)
285-1588, by E-mail at infot@
Sunday, Dec. 28
Join a park ranger at 1 p.m.to
learn about the many common
species that inhabit the natural
communities of the undevel-
oped barrier islands of northeast
Florida. The program will take
place at pavilion one on Little
Talbot Island. No reservations

are necessary and the program
is free with regular park admis-
Thursday, Jan. 29
The 6th Annual Taste of
Chocolate Challenge event is
underway to fund programs at
The Family Nurturing Center
of North Florida that help keep
children and families safe dur-
ing times of crisis. The event
will be held at 6 p.m. at the
Haskell Building.The Chocolate
Challenge is a critical event to
The Family Nurturing Center
of Florida's ability to continue
to provide protection, support
and guidance in North Florida
for many families who have
been separated. This year's
Chocolate Challenge is selling
sponsorships and individual
tickets to the event, which will
include a live and silent auc-
tion, a diamond giveaway from
Miriam's Jewelers, and a raffle
drawing for a Carnival Cruise.
The event's theme challenges
local celebrity chefs to create
wonderful chocolate treats for
guests to taste and vote for their
favorite.For sponsorships, tick-
ets or more information about
how you can support Family
Nurturing Center of Florida's
6th Annual Taste of Chocolate
Challenge, please call Stella
Johnson at 904.389.4244 ext.
204 or visit www.fncflorida.org.
Saturday, Feb. 28
Trail of Tails Pet Walk &
Festival Join the Jacksonville
Humane Society for the first
annual "Trail of Tails: Pet
Walk & Festival." Register at
jaxhumane.org prior to the walk
or at 8 a.m. on walk day. The
walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and
will start and end at Friendship
Fountain Park. Entrance is $30
per person, $25 per person for
team members. Animals walk
with their owners for free. A
festival featuring food, drinks
and fun for the entire family
follows the event. Registration
for festival vendors is avail-
able by calling 904-725-8766
or visiting www.jaxhumane.
org. All proceeds benefit the
Jacksonville Humane Society, a
non-profit adoption and animal
education center.




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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 20, 2008

HSL-48 Provides Vets Da
By Lt.j.g. Kevin Vannieuwenhoven
The Vipers of HSL-48 demonstrated Search and
Rescue (SAR) operations before a patriotic crowd
at the Jacksonville Landing on Nov. 10.
The demonstration capped off the grand finale
for the CSX railroad company's military appre-
ciation day. The festivities were attended by
State Representative Corrine Brown, and State
Representative Ander Crenshaw, Jacksonville City
Councilors, as well as Brigadier Gen. James L
Hodge, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army
Field Support Command. Along with the crowd
of about 2,000, the various dignitaries bore wit-
ness to two different SAR scenarios utilizing the
new rescue basket as well as the direct deployment
The rescue basket came about after Hurricane
Katrina and is now an essential tool utilized to
allow SAR crews to complete a rescue without a
rescue swimmer. It can also be used in an overland
SAR situation. The direct deployment method was
also demonstrated and is used in rough seas, allow-
ing a swimmer to stay attached to the rescue hoist -
and affect a rescue quickly.
The whole evolution was carried out in
downtown Jacksonville on the St. John's River -
between the Acosta and Main Street Bridges, with -
announcements provided by Aviation Warfare w
Systems Operator 1st Class Nate Bryant, USNR .
of CSX. Aircrew of Venom 500 included pilots Lt. -- .
Kevin Shikuma and Lt. John Harrington, as well ___
as Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class .- _*.- .
Brian Trippett as the rescue hoist operator and
swimmers Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd
Class Michael Todd and Aviation Warfare Systems
Operator 2nd Class Mathew Daly. The U.S. Coast
Guard facilitated the event, keeping various boating Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Michael Todd and Aviation Warfar
traffic out of the area. Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Brian Trippett after demonstrating direct depl

-- -

Venom 500 in a 10-foot hover for SAR deployment with the Main Street Bridge in the background,
downtown Jacksonville.

Underwood Gets Drop Off

SAR Demo

-Photos by Lt.j.g. Kevin Vannieuwenhoven
re Systems Operator 2nd Class Mathew Daly are hoisted by Aviation
oymentfor the CSX SAR demonstration, downtown Jacksonville.

II -

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Venom 500 in a hover over SAR swimmers Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Daly
and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Michael Todd at The Landing, Downtown
Jacksonville on Nov. 10.

-Photo courtesy of HSL-48
HSL-48 Detachment Five BOHICA Air are currently underway for a seven-month deployment
attached to USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55). The air crew has already enjoyed one port visit to Rota, Spain.

HSL-48 Detachment Five

Underway With Leyte Gulf

-Photo courtesy of USS Underwood
USS Underwood (FFG36) receives vital part for helo from Marine Patrol Aircraft while under-
way during CNT deployment.

By Lt. Helen Smith
HSL-48 Detachment Five
BOHICA Air (Beware of
Helicopters Intentionally
Carrying Armament), departed
Mayport recently to proceed to
Norfolk, Virginia and embark
USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) for a
seven-month deployment.
Venom 510 and 512 were
flown to Norfolk by the Det's
aircrew while all other person-
nel arrived via airlift the follow-
ing day. BOHICA Air had not
been onboard Leyte Gulf since
May, and the detachment spent
the final days in port settling
in and purchasing last minute
necessities. The ship depart-
ed Norfolk with crew and Air
Detachment manning the rails
to begin the long trek across

the Atlantic. This would be the
first deployment for many of
her crew.
BOHICA Air completed an
abbreviated Week One Work-
Up schedule in the initial days
of the crossing. This included
training in Helicopter In-Flight
Refueling (HIFR) and Vertical
Replenishment (VERTREP)
evolutions, which were con-
ducted to enhance ship and
aircraft coordination and rein-
force safety for all personnel
involved. The detachment
continued training on Surface
Surveillance and Coordination
(SSC) and Search and Rescue
(SAR) flights for the duration
of the "trip across the pond."
The transit, though cloudy, was
the smoothest Atlantic crossing
more seasoned crewmembers

had ever seen.
The first port visit was to
Rota, Spain, where the mem-
bers of BOHICA Air spent three
days procuring essential items,
catching up on a little rest and
relaxation, and getting an oppor-
tunity to call home. Everyone
enjoyed great food and wine,
namely paella and sangria, prior
to the ship proceeding south for
Joint operations off the west
coast of Africa. The cohesive
ship/air team of Leyte Gulf and
Detachment Five will be partic-
ipating in the Africa Partnership
Station, working in coopera-
tion with various African and
European nations to enhance
training and improve interna-
tional relations.

THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 20, 2008 5

-Photos by CTM2 Leslie Wiscovitch
Ensign Kelly Slaughter and Lt.j.g. Joe Bickel participate in one of the five competitions

Member of the chief's mess work at the pipe patching station.

USS Roosevelt Holds Damage Control Olympics

By Ensign Kyle Miller
The stage was set and all par-
ticipants were ready for USS
Roosevelt's first annual Damage
Control (DC) Olympics on Nov.
The events included P-100
operation, FFE donning, pipe
patching, basic firefighting, and
a written exam. The participat-
ing teams consisted of Repair
Locker 2, Repair Locker 3,
Repair Locker 5, the Wardroom,
and the Chief's Mess.

All teams gathered on the
flight deck as the Damage
Control Assistant, Lt.j.g. Brian
Demell, explained the rules for
each event. The teams were
to move from station to station
displaying their DC abilities,
all the while being graded by
the Damage Control Training
Team (DCTT) members. The
team with the highest score at
the end of all five events would
then face DCTT in a challeng-
ing DC obstacle course. The
winner of the obstacle course

would become the 2008 USS
Roosevelt DC Olympics
After the explanation of the
rules, all teams went to their
assigned stations and began
their events. Water was spray-
ing, equipment was flying, and a
good time was being had by all.
After the first couple of rounds
the score was very close, with
Repair 5 and the Wardroom tied
for first place. Repair 2, Repair
3 and the Chief's Mess were not
too far behind.

In the last round Repair
5 clocked the fastest time for
donning their FFE's, giving
them enough points to take the
overall lead and the right to
face DCTT in the DC obstacle
course. Repair 5 locker leader,
Damage Controlman 2nd Class
Joseph "Gonzo" Gonzales,
gathered up his team before the
final challenge.
He victoriously shouted,
"This is where we hold them!
This is where we fight! This is
where the fire dies!"

Although Gonzales's speech
had his team jumping up and
down with excitement before
the final challenge, it was not
enough to overcome the expe-
rienced DCTT team. Repair
5 ended with a DC obstacle
course time of 5:02, whereas
DCTT ended with a time of
Even though none of the
participating teams were good
enough to beat DCTT this year,
they all had a great time and
improved their DC skills in the

"I liked the written exam in
particular; it allowed me to real-
ly show off my DC knowledge
to the crew!" said Lt. Brandon
Cornes, Roosevelt's Chief
Roosevelt Sailors will contin-
ue to train throughout the year
in Damage Control and maybe,
just maybe, next year one team
will be good enough to take
down DCTT in the 2009 USS
Roosevelt DC Olympics.

Damage Control teams try to move a barrel down a line with a spray of water.

To display their precision water spray skills, one Damage Control team tries pushing a barrel down
the line, part of USS Roosevelt's Damage Control Olympics obstacle course.

De Wert Sailors Serve

Lunch To Honor Students

-Photo courtesy of USS Vicksburg
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class (SW) Marcus Baugh troubleshoots profile errors on the new

Vicksburg Gets Multi-Million

Dollar Computer Upgrade

By Ensign Leon Faison
USS Vicksburg
During a two-week period in
October, USS Vicksburg began
the rigorous process of upgrad-
ing hundreds of computers
This daunting task does not go
unnoticed. The Information
Systems Technicians (ITs)
onboard are responsible for this
install. The ITs are a technical
rate whose major job is custom-
er service. So when the Local

Area Network (LAN) shuts
down for several days in order
to upgrade computers, Radio
Central receives more phone
calls than JEA.
Throughout the weeks of instal-
lation, U.S. Navy Contractors
from Atlas Technologies work
side by side with the ITs.
They perform On the Job
Training (OJT), which is an
important part of the process;
this allows for each IT to get
personalized training. Once the

Contractors depart, it is up to
the Sailors to manage and main-
tain the new multi-million dol-
lar equipment.
All Sailors on board USS
Vicksburg rely on the ITs to
keep that link with their loved
ones back home. While on
deployment when mail may be
scarce, each Sailor still has the
ability to talk to their families
back home whether by phone
or email.

From USSDe Wert
USS De Wert (FFG 45) per-
sonnel headed to Kernan Middle
School (KMS) to serve lunch
to Honor Role students and to
mingle with the sixth, seventh,
and eighth-graders on Nov. 7.
The seven volunteers were
ITSA Armando Benavides,
Ensign Jon Greenwald, FCC
(SW/AW) Scott Haas, GMC
(SW) Blake Hundt, STGC (SW)
Ben Pierson, FCC (SW) Mark
Reynolds, and Lt.j.g. Ashley
Wyckoff. The opportunity was
set up through KMS's Parent/

Haitian and Cuban Operations,
assisting in the rescue of refu-
gees from both countries.
After completing his tour
at HSL-42 in February 1997,
CDR Armin transferred once
again to the Airwolves of
HSL-40, this time for duty as
an SH-60B Fleet Replacement
Squadron (FRS) instructor. This
entire tour was spent training
and preparing follow on gen-
erations of SH-60B fleet pilots.
Armin completed this tour in
September 1999.
Armin reported to the
Commander Carrier Group Six
that same month as the Assistant
Air Operations Officer. He
deployed to the Persian Gulf
aboard the USS John F.

Teacher/Student Association
(PTSA), and De Wert was
thrilled for the chance to do
their part in honoring the stu-
dents who earned straight As,
or all As and Bs on their report
The KMS students were also
excited to have, as they referred
to them, "Navy people" serv-
ing their lunch. There were
several exclamations and ques-
tions like, "My dad is in the
Navy! Do you know him?"
heard throughout the afternoon.
For lunch, the students had a

Kennedy (CV67) from late
1999 to early 2000. Following
that deployment, he spent
the next 14 months conduct-
ing Technical Evaluations and
Operational Evaluation for the
new Cooperative Engagement
Capability (CEC) being intro-
duced to the fleet.
In October 2001, Armin
reported back to the Proud
Warriors of HSL-42 for his
Department Head/Officer
in Charge (OIC) tour. He
was made the OIC of the
Detachment Nine JACKALS.
The JACKALS deployed
aboard USS Thomas S. Gates
(CG 51) for a combined
CDOPS/UNITAS, recovering
over four tons of cocaine. Soon

choice between hamburgers
and hotdogs, various delicious
side items, chocolate chip cook-
ies, and four different sodas to
drink. De Wert served lunch
during all three lunch periods
and, after everyone was served,
visited with the middle-school-
ers as they ate.
The volunteers agreed that
serving lunch to the students
was a great opportunity, and De
Wert looks forward to partici-
pating in more volunteer-type
events while the ship is in port
for maintenance and repairs.

From Page 1
after his return, Armin was
sent to augment the Destroyer
Squadron TWO's staff on board
the USS Roosevelt (CVN 71)
for the beginning of Operation
Iraqi Freedom. He returned in
April 03 and held the Squadron
Maintenance Officer position
until his departure in May 04.
Armin reported to United
States Northern Command
(USNORTHCOM) in Colorado
Springs, Colorado in Jun 04. He
was assigned as the Assistant
Secretary for the Joint Staff at
At the completion of that tour,
he reported to HSMWSL and
served as the XO until the
change of command.

6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORThursday, November 20, 2008

FFSC Workshop, Class Schedule Set

The following classes and
activities are offered by the
Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) and are free
of charge. Pre-registration is
required and childcare is not
available. For more information
about the classes or to register
call 270-6600, ext. 110. FFSC
is located in Building One on
Massey Avenue.
Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, New
Parent Support Playgroup, USO
Parents and children together
meet to share parenting con-
cerns, ideas, and fun! The
group invites professionals to

address specific areas of con-
cern such as nutrition, toilet
training, etc. We even take field
trips several times a year to
local parks, museums and play-
grounds. This group is designed
for moms new to the area or
moms who want their child to
interact with other children their
child's age.
Nov. 20, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Leadership Life Skills for E5 &
E6, Mayport Chapel
Nov. 20, 8-11 a.m., Anger
Management, FFSC

What does anger do for you?
Communicate for you? Keep
people at a safe distance from
you? Keep you in charge? For
many people, anger serves them
many uses, but all too often,
it is at a high cost...usually of
relationships, unhappiness in
the workplace, and a general
feeling of disdain. If you want
to be able to break out of the
"get angry/get even" syndrome,
come to this class. Participants
learn how anger and judgment
are related, about irrational
beliefs and faulty self-talk, what
"E + R = 0" means, and the
roles of stress and forgiveness

in anger.
Nov. 21, 9-11 a.m., Credit
Report, FFSC
Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, What
About the Kids?, FFSC
Children who witness fam-
ily violence are often forgot-
ten as the unintended victims.
A wide range of child adjust-
ment problems has been found
to be associated with exposure
to domestic violence. Parent's
need to see and understand the
effects of domestic violence
on children as encompassing
behavior, emotion, development
and socialization. Parents need
to understand that there is an

intergenerational cycle of vio-
lence and they may be creat-
ing a legacy for their child of
learned violent behavior. The
purpose of this program is not
to shame parents for events
that have already happen, but
to instill hope that things can
change. The knowledge that the
violence, which many parents
incorrectly believe is unseen
by their children, is negative-
ly impacting their children's
growth and development and
may provide an additional moti-
vator for ending the violence
and seeking intervention.
Nov. 25, 9-11 a.m., Parenting

Class, FFSC
Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
Nov. 26, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class, FFSC
Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class, FFSC

Dec. 16, 9-11
Class, FFSC
Dec. 23, 9-11
Class, FFSC

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Trivia. 7-9 p.m. at Bogey's.
Free to play; everyone welcome.
Order from the Bogey's menu
starting at 6 p.m. 270-5143
Nov. 21: Navy Band
Performance and Outdoor
Movie. The Navy Band
Southeast performs from 6-7
p.m. followed by an outdoor
movie at Sea Otter Pavilion.
Movie is Dark Knight, rated
PG-13. Bring your own lawn

The following activities tar-
get single or unaccompanied
Sailors. For more information,
call 270-7788/89 or stop by
Planet Mayport Single Sailor
Center and pick up the monthly
activity calendar with a com-
plete listing of all upcoming
Liberty events.
Nov. 14: Dinner and a Movie
Trip. Cost is $2 and includes
pizza at Planet Mayport, trans-
portation to the theatre and
movie admission. Trip departs a

Nov. 21: Family Talent Show.
5-7:30 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center. Performances
must include parent and child.
Space is limited; sign up in
advance. Trophies awarded for
first, second and third places.
Nov. 21: Navy Band
Performance and Outdoor
Movie. The Navy Band
Southeast performs from 6-7
p.m. followed by an outdoor
movie at Sea Otter Pavilion.
Movie is Dark Knight, rated
PG-13. Bring your own lawn
chairs, blankets and bug spray

A new fitness schedule is now
in effect.
The Surfside Fitness schedule
is as follows:
7 a.m., TRX with Ruthie and
9:30 a.m., Power Walking
with Ruthie
9:30 a.m., Broken Hearts with
1 p.m., Moms in Motion with
4:30 p.m., Zumba with Emily
6:30 a.m., Yoga with Mia
9:30 a.m., Lolmpact with
11:30 a.m., Advanced Mind
Body with Mia, Ruthie and
1 p.m., Strength Solutions
& Flexibility Fix-Ups with
6:30 a.m., Functional
Flexibility and Stress
Management with Mia
9:30 a.m., Intro to Mind Body
with Mia
Noon, Lunch Crunch with

chairs, blankets and bug spray
(just in case). 270-5228
Nov. 22: Fun Bowl
Tournament. 2 p.m. at Fast
Lanes Bowling Center. Bowl
two games with each frame
bowled in a different, fun way
plus your choice of a 4 ounce
burger or hotdog, fries and soda
for only $6. 270-5377
Nov. 24: Texas Hold 'Em
(All Hands). 7 p.m. every
Monday at Castaway's Lounge.

Liberty Call

half-hour prior to first selected
Nov. 15: FSU vs. Boston
College Game Trip. Game time
TBA. Cost is $15 and includes
transportation to and from
Tallahassee and admission. Pre-
registration required.
Nov. 16: Jaguars vs. Titans
Trip. Trip leaves at 11 a.m. Cost
is $5. Pre-registration required.
Nov. 17: Texas Hold 'Em.
7 p.m. every Monday at
Castaway's Lounge. Free to

K id Zone

(just in case). 270-5228
Nov. 22: Fun Bowl
Tournament. 2 p.m. at Fast
Lanes Bowling Center. Bowl
two games with each frame
bowled in a different, fun way
plus your choice of a four-ounce
burger or hotdog, fries and soda
for only $6. 270-5377
Nov. 22: Family Fitness Day.
2-4 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Children should be
accompanied by a parent. 270-
Nov. 22: Club Teen. 8-10 p.m.
at Club Teen. Free for middle
and high school ages. 270-5680

1 p.m., Moms in Motion with
3 p.m., TRX with Ruthi and
5;30 p.m., Kids Clinic with
5:30 p.m., Kickboxing with
9:30 a.m., Pump and Grind
with Emily and Mia
11:30 a.m., Zumba with
1 p.m., Strength Solutions
& Flexibility Fix-Ups with
7 a.m., Beach Bootcamp with
9:30 a.m., Broken Hearts with
9:30 a.m., Fitness Equipment
Training with Ruthie
The Gym schedule is as fol-
6 a.m., Weight Training for
Warfighters with Ruthie
11:30 a.m., Circuit Senations
with LaPlace

A fA Happenings

Free to enter. Everyone wel-
come. 270-7205
Nov. 27: Dessert Drop-Off
for Single Sailors. Drop off
homemade or store-bought des-
serts for Single Sailors at Planet A fun-filled after
Mayport between 10 a.m. and
11 p.m. Non-perishable desserts S un
may be dropped off on Nov. 26, S un
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Refrigerated
storage is very limited. 270- 12:30 p.m. st
7788 .

enter. Everyone welcome.
Nov. 19: Mayport's Got
Talent. 7 p.m. at Beachside
Community Center. Come out
and watch Mayport's talented
personnel compete for big priz-
Nov. 23: Jaguars vs. Vikings
Trip. Trip leaves at 11 a.m. Cost
is $5. Pre-registration required.
Nov. 29: Carlos Mencia
Trip. Trip leaves at 5:30 p.m.
for the Florida Theatre. Cost is

Nov. 27-29: No Youth Open
Recreation. Applies to the
Youth Activities Center and
Club Teen. Open Rec for grades
K-12 resumes Dec. 1. 270-5680
Dec. 1: Deadline for Youth
Winter Basketball. Season
begins in January for ages 5-15.
Cost is $30 for ages 5-10 and
$35 for ages 11-15 (includes
uniform and trophy). Register
at the Youth Center Monday
through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $
Includes bingo, piz
and one (1) ticket 1
All kids will go hon

3 p.m., Command Row-bics
with LaPlace
6 a.m., Command Cardio
Pump with Traci
11:30 a.m., Resistance with
3 p.m., Conditioning for
Running with LaPlace
4:30 p.m., Spinning
5:45 p.m., Fitness Equipment
Training with LaPlace
7 a.m., Cardio, Combat and
CORE with Traci
11:30 a.m., Spinning with
7 a.m., Command Jump and
Jab with Ruthie
11:30 a.m., Row-bics with
3 p.m., Victory PRT with Mia
6:30 a.m., Command
Spinning with Ruthie
9:30 a.m., Intro to Spinning
with Mia
11:30 a.m., Strength Training
Basics for Women with Traci

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just $3.25, plus U.S. postage.
Customers have the option to
customize their NEX Gift Card

online with a message and
download a personal photo that
can be affixed to the front of the
card. Customer can also choose
from a selection of over 1,000
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NEX Gift Cards can be pur-
chased in varying amounts
from $5 at any NEX or on-line
at www.navy-nex.com by both
exchange-authorized and non-
authorized customers.

9 a.m.
Flag Football
Field #7, Behind the Gym
NAVSTA Mayport vs. Jacksonville's
Army Recruiting District
12 noon Kick-Off
Army vs. Navy Event
Beachside Community Center
Watch the game on our 20 foot
screen in hi-def
Free hamburgers, hotdogs, brats
and fountain sodas (while supplies last)
Cash bar
Free event t-shirts to the first 50
Flag Football awards presentation
during half-time
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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 20, 2008

By Loren Barnes
NHJax Publhc. ;
Individual Augmentee (IA)
duty was truly a life-chang-
ing experience for Lt. Cmdr.
Karen Stover, a Family Nurse
Practitioner at Naval Hospital
Jacksonville. In October she
received a Bronze Star Medal
recognizing her accomplish-
ments and sacrifice during her
service in Afghanistan from
February to November 2006.
During that time, she was
assigned as a medical men-
tor supporting an Afghanistan
National Army (ANA) Garrison
Clinic, as a Navy Embedded
Training Team, operating in
Southeastern Afghanistan near
the Pakistan border.
Going well beyond her origi-
nal assignment, Stover vol-
untarily mentored multiple
positions including the 203rd
Corps Surgeon, the 203rd Corps
Garrison Clinic, the Afghanistan
National Army Hospital and
the Class VIII Medical Supply
Warehouse to cover where there
were no other Medical Team
As mentor to the Corps
Surgeon, she oversaw the facil-
ity's money and manpower
assets. Although she had been
tasked with standing up a hos-
pital, when Stover arrived the
project was basically just "a
piece of rebar sticking up out of
the dirt."
No%% it is pretty much state
of the art," Stover said proudly.
"That was my baby." It was a
huge deal. It is now a 50-bed
hospital and one of four mili-
tary hospitals in Afghanistan.
Although she oversaw the proj-
ect through its development,
she wasn't able to be there
when Afghan President Hamid
Karzai toured the hospital and
congratulated those involved.
Stover, by that time, was out of
the country.
The Kansas native knew
she was in for a culture shock
from her first moments at the
forward operating base (FOB).
She recalled stepping from her
vehicle, just as more than 400
ANA troops had formed up.
Just the second or third uni-
formed female to arrive there,
she found herself the center
of attention. Seeing her they

November is Warrior Care
Month, and TRICARE seeks
to educate wounded, ill and
injured (WII) service members
about their benefits.
"It is our goal to share with
all service members as much
information about their benefits
as possible," said Maj. Gen.
Elder Granger, deputy direc-
tor, TRICARE Management
Activity. "Currently, we are
trying to educate our beneficia-
ries about what we are doing
for severely wounded, ill and
injured service members.
"Recently, I met a young hus-
band and wife in Colorado. The

Star Hard-Earned For NH Jax Nurse

Photo by HMI(SW) Michael Morgan
Above, Nurse Practitioner Lt. Cmdr. Karen Stover is congratulated
by Naval Hospital Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Bruce
Gillingham after he presented her the Bronze Star Medal recogniz-
ing her 2006 service in Afghanistan. Right, Lt. Cmdr. Karen Stover
visits a village school during a Medcap exercise in which donated
supplies were distributed to the local population. Afghanistan pho-
tos courtesy Lt. Cmdr. Karen Stover

rushed toward her weapons in
hand to get a good close look.
It was a bit unnerving she said
to be surrounded a large num-
ber of armed Afghan men, she
wasn't too sure of, as they ogled
her but there wasn't much she
could do but to just freeze and
wait. It made for an interesting
first day on the job.
She came to care and develop
friendships with many of these
soldiers. Reflecting, she said
some of her saddest memories
were when she would learn that
a soldier had been killed by the
enemy. She was also close to
the "excellent" medical staff
she worked with and came to
know some of the leaders in the
region. A tragic moment for her
was learning that the governor
of the Province of Paktia, a cou-
rageous leader, had been assas-
Not all the people she
encountered were so upstand-
ing. Within weeks of her arrival,
she uncovered corruption within
the Afghanistan medical depart-
ment. This ultimately implicat-
ed some of the highest rank-
ing officers within the medical
department and ultimately high
ranking officers within higher
echelons of the Afghanistan
military. Stover conducted a
100 percent inventory of more
than $2 million worth of medi-
cal supplies and equipment

for the regional hospital while
exposing the theft of $30,000 in
medical supplies by an Afghan
medical officer.
While dealing with corrup-
tion, Stover also brought a new
level of care to the ANA sol-
diers under the hospital's care.
She coordinated Afghanistan's
first mass
immunization effort outside
of the capital. She utilized ANA
medical staff from the 203rd
Corps and garrison clinics
working with ANA hospital and
Kandak (Afghani) medics to
provide five different vaccines
to 465 Afghani soldiers.
Stover's installation of prac-
tices and procedures that expe-
dited the rapid treatment of sol-
diers, contributed directly to the
increased operational capabil-
ity of the units assigned to the
203rd Corps of the Afghanistan
National Army.
All this was accomplished
in a region still infiltrated with
hostile Taliban insurgents. This
was driven home by the fact
that while she was stationed
at Camp Lightning in Gardez,
Afghanistan, she came under
rocket attack 13 times. This
included 107mm rockets fired
by anti-coalition militants deto-
nating as close as 50 meters to
her position.
Despite the dangers and
challenges of the environ-

Keils are a great family with we do for
an amazing recovery story. and family
The young man, an Army staff network. ]
sergeant, was shot through the give so m
neck while establishing a patrol us. It con
base in Iraq. I feel honored to to provide
have met them," said Granger. ble," said
"He just happened to be in WII sei
town, heard about me and want- many be
ed to stop by," Retired Staff Sgt. them. Th
Matthew Keil said. "General Authorizai
Granger said to us, 'if there's eral secti
anything that TRICARE can do or develop
for you ... I'll make sure it gets to address
done.'" vice men
"I was much honored to meet been seven
a hero like Matt," Granger said. injured as
"He's a fine example of what contingen(

ment, she helped provide aid
through Cooperative Medical
Assistance (Med Cap) opera-
tions to the civilian popula-
tion. While assigned to the
Gardez Embedded Training
Team, Stover volunteered for
many such missions throughout
the 203rd area of responsibil-
ity (AOR), which included the
provinces of Paktia and Paktika.
In one such mission, Stover
and other medical staff attended
to more than 275 men, women
and children in a remote village.
This mission took place with-
in 3 km of 30 known Taliban
safe houses making every trip
a high-risk operation. Medical
staff were always accompanied
by security forces and inter-
preters who kept a close eye
on what was going on around
Their impact was signifi-
cant although it never seemed
to be enough. For instance,
among other donated goods she
recalled distributing more than
a thousand pairs of socks to
children in the village. She said
it was heart-wrenching "when
you're grabbing little feet and
they have no socks and shoes
and it's so cold even though
you have on your warm weather
gear and you are freezing. The
wind is cutting through you and
you look and these people have
nothing. You're out there in a

tent and the wind is whipping
around and they're living in
mud huts."
Even in their efforts to pre-
vent illness there were the
cultural differences that you
had to adjust to she said. She
remembered little kids lined up
for care and they've put black
all around their eyes, not to be
decorative like you think but in
their culture it seemed to have
something to do with keeping
away disease.
Unfortunately gender repres-
sion is also the cultural norm
in Afghanistan. "In their soci-
ety women are extremely
repressed," Stover said. "They
don't let the women come out,
but when you're introduced to
the women they're so glad to
see you. They come into the
tents with their burkha on, and
when they get in they are talk-
ing away like you can under-
stand them. It's like it is their
few moments of freedom and
they're just grabbing onto you
to be heard." She said that shad-
owing all this is always the
constraint that the Taliban will
come back.
Even after experiencing cor-
ruption, violence and repres-
sion, Stover still holds hope for
the people of Afghanistan. She
said, "I think we made a huge
difference. I think it takes a lot
of people giving a lot of time

November As Warrior Ca

our service members
ies in the TRICARE
These men and women
uch for us, to protect
Ltinues to be our goal
e the best care possi-
rvice members have
nefits available to
e National Defense
tion Act includes sev-
ons that discuss new
ping benefits designed
specific needs of ser-
ibers who may have
;rely wounded, ill or
a result of supporting
cy operations.

Some of these benefits are
"Wounded, ill or injured ser-
vice members must pay atten-
tion to their benefits as they
process out of the military,"
reminds Granger. "Service
members have given so much,
the last thing we want to see
happen is for benefits to be a
challenge or for service mem-

bers to lose benefits because of
lack of information."
Because his disability is so
recent, Matt is not yet enrolled
in Medicare. In early 2009 he
will receive information con-
cerning Medicare enrollment.
At that time, Matt will have
to enroll in Medicare Part B in
order to keep his TRICARE
benefits. A local TRICARE

and effort, money and repetition
to make a difference with the
As far as the incidents of cor-
ruption, she said it is not easy
to change a history of struggle.
"You're dealing with 30 years
of war and corruption and peo-
ple struggling for everything
they can get. So, even when
they come into the military they
may have the best of intent but
it is their way. They know it's
wrong but it's just the way they
are. You're fighting an idea.
They're all struggling to have
Stover doesn't regret her
experience. "I would go back
exactly where I was in a
moment," she said. "I'd like
to go see how things have
progressed. I came back in
November of 2006 but I've kept
in touch with other personnel
there and I think we're continu-
ing to make a huge difference.
At least the people were left a
real lifeline," she said.
Today, Stover is caring for
patients back home at Naval
Hospital Jacksonville. Her time
in Afghanistan netted her one
more life-changing experience.
She now married to U.S. Army
National Guard Captain Bill
Elliott, who she met while both
were serving in Afghanistan.

re Month
benefits counselor is working
with Matt and Tracy to help
answer all their questions.
For more information about
other TRICARE benefits log on
to http://www.tricare.mil. Also,
by going to http://www.tricare.
asp\ 'lid=4511 you can view a
feature length story about the
Keils'journey for recovery.

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Jazzed Up, Slimmed Down Holiday Side Dishes

By Kay Blakley
DeCA home economist
Just mention the word
Thanksgiving and most of us
envision a beautifully roasted
turkey taking center stage on
the holiday table. The turkey is
actually the easiest part of the
entire menu, but if you've never
done it before you're likely to
be drowning in a sea of ques-
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what size turkey to buy, how
long does it take to thaw that
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accompany your masterpiece,
but here are just a few to whet
your appetite.
Sweet potatoes are as much a
"must have" as the turkey, but
if the marshmallow-topped ver-
sion sends you into sugar over-
load, try the Whipped Sweet

Potatoes with Caramelized
Apples. They're brimming with
flavor and delicately sweet, with
each serving containing only a
respectable 2 teaspoons butter,
1 teaspoon cream and 1 1/2 tea-
spoons of added sugar.
Your guests won't be able
resist a festive-looking dish like
the Holiday Brussels Sprouts.
Even those who claim to dislike
Brussels sprouts will like them
prepared this way. They taste
even better than they look.
Finally, if you've been eat-
ing healthy all year long and
really hate to blow it on high-
calorie holiday sweets, be sure
to try the Low-Fat Pumpkin
Pie. You'll save 70 calories and
more than 8 grams total fat per
slice with this slimmed down
version, but it's still flavorful
enough that you won't feel like
you're missing a thing.
Whipped Sweet Potatoes with
Caramelized Apples (Serves 6)
4 large sweet potatoes,
cleaned and pierced several

times with the tines of a fork
1/4 cup (/2 stick) unsalted but-
ter, divided
2 tablespoons heavy cream
12 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons fresh ginger,
peeled and grated
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 apples (about 1 pound),
peeled, cored, and cut into 1-
inch pieces
3 tablespoons granulated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Arrange potatoes on a baking
sheet and bake until tender,
about 1 hour 10 minutes to 1
hour 20 minutes. Remove from
oven and let stand until cool
enough to handle.
Cut each potato in half length-
wise, and scoop the flesh into
a large mixing bowl. Discard
potato skins.
Add 2 tablespoons butter and
the cream to the potatoes and
beat with an electric mixer at
medium speed, until smooth.

Mix in the applesauce and
ginger; season with salt and
Transfer potato mixture to an
ovenproof dish and bake until
heated through, about 10 min-
Meanwhile, toss the apples
with the granulated sugar in
a bowl. Melt the remaining 2
tablespoons butter in a large
skillet over medium heat. Add
apples and cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until apples are cara-
melized to a golden brown,
about 10 minutes.
Remove potato mixture from
the oven, top with the caramel-
ized apples, and serve.
Note: If oven space is at a
premium, cook the sweet pota-
toes in the microwave. Prink
potatoes generously with a fork,
arrange in a "spoke" configura-
tion on a paper towel, and cook
at HIGH power until soft to the
touch, about 13 to 14 minutes
total. Continue according to
recipe directions.

Holiday Brussels Sprouts
(Serves 6)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen Brussels
sprouts, thawed and sprouts
sliced lengthwise in half
/2 cup smoked whole
1/4 cup dried apricots, sliced
1/4 cup dried cherries
1 orange (1 tablespoon of the
zest and all of the juice)
Heat oil in a large skillet over
medium heat; add Brussels
sprouts, cut side down, and
cook until golden brown, about
6 to 8 minutes.
Stir in smoked almonds,
dried apricots, dried cherries,
and orange zest, and continue to
cook for about 1 minute.
Squeeze all the juice from the
orange, and add to the vegetable
mixture. Season with salt and
pepper, and serve.
Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie (Serves
1 (15 oz.) can solid-pack

1 (14 oz.) can fat-free sweet-
ened condensed milk
12 cup egg substitute
/2 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon ground ginger
/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (9-inch) unbaked pastry
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat
the first 7 ingredients just until
Pour into pastry shell.
Bake for 15 minutes; reduce
heat to 350 degrees and contin-
ue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes
more or until knife inserted near
the center comes out clean.
Cool completely on a wire
rack. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Nutrient Analysis: One piece
or 1/8 of 9-inch pie contains
246 calories, 6g fat (2g satu-
rated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 334
mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate,
3g fiber, 8g protein.

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By Ta'Lisha Brown
DeCA corporate communications
The Defense Commissary
Agency's Virtual Commissary
currently has 53 items available
for purchase including seasonal
holiday packages.
Cutoff dates for holiday
ordering are as follows:
Dec. 15 for orders to arrive
by ground transportation
Dec. 15 for orders to APO
Dec. 22 for orders within the
United States to arrive by two-
day air
Dec. 23 for orders within the
United States to arrive by next-
day air
Most items can be shipped to
any address in the continental
United States, including APO
addresses. Gifts containing
cheese items have restrictions

noted on the Web site.
To access the extended com-
missary, shoppers must pass
through a secure portal found
under the shopping link at
Personal information entered
by the customer is validated
against data to ensure they are
an authorized shopper. Access is
dependent on whether the cus-
tomer is entered in the Defense
Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
System, known as DEERS.
Authorized customers, which
include command-sponsored
DoD civilians assigned over-
seas, can make selections and
fill in their payment and ship-
ping information in one easy
and secure step, before being
transferred to the manufactur-
er's site where they can get total
cost for the product (including

shipping) and finalize their pur-
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es are paid by the customer, just
as at most other Internet shop-
ping sites, and charges will vary
depending on the item size or
weight, method of shipping,
location and speed of delivery.
Customers can check for avail-
ability of delivery to APO and
FPO addresses as well as get
more information on what's in
the gift baskets by clicking on
the image of the gift basket at
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for orders can be made with
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By Chris Halagarda
U.S. Navy fitness and performance
enhancement dietitian
Physical training is a must for
all active-duty military person-
nel to help maintain high fitness
levels, mental acuity and over-
all health. With that being said,
it's also important to understand
that it's not just about the hour
or two spent in the fitness cen-
ter. In truth, our overall fitness
and well-being are influenced
by several other factors.
The following are some
"rules for results" that can help
you align your exercise regimen
with your diet to achieve better
Eat ample calories. Multiply
your body weight in pounds by
15-17 to get an estimate of how
many calories you need to con-
sume each day from carbohy-
drates, fat and protein. As your
cardio increases, so should your
calories. A person weighing 150
pounds should consume at least
2,250 to 2,550 calories each day
for a start. If you're trying to
lose weight, multiply your body
weight by 10-11 and that rep-
resents your desired daily calo-
Think carbohydrates and pro-
tein. Weightlifters should get
about 4 to 6 grams of carbohy-
drate and 0.6 to 0.9 grams of
protein for every pound of body
weight. A 150-pound person
needs to consume about 120 to
135 grams of protein.
Stay hydrated. Even weight-
lifters that may not sweat as
much as endurance athletes
need more fluids than seden-
tary individuals. Losing just 2
liters of water or 3 percent body
weight in water will decrease
strength and speed, and the per-
son will have difficulty concen-
trating and breathing. This loss
can occur from just 30 minutes
to an hour of sweating.
Eat breakfast. Be sure to eat
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training, especially weightlift-
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down. Try to include carbo-
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whole grain cereal with skim
milk, a peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, oatmeal with fruit
and a cup of milk, or egg whites
with toast.
Eat immediately after exer-
cise. It's the window of oppor-
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glycogen for your next workout
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The protein and carbohydrate
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Great choices for post-exercise
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chocolate milk, low-fat milk or
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Graze like a cow. It's ideal
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Avoid going more than three
or four hours without eating
a small carbohydrate, protein
and healthy-fat meal or snack.
Avoid eating carbohydrate, fat
or protein only.
Eat fat to look phat. Eat
mono- and polyunsaturated fats
like flaxseed, fish, olive oil,
canola oil, nuts, seeds and nut
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Avoid trans and saturated fats.
Choose low-fat dairy, lean beef,
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Legs, legs, legs. Weight
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Doyle Strengthens Relations With Lithuania

By Ensign
Kassandra Richardt
USS Doyle pulled in to
Klaipeda, Lithuania, for a week
of sporting events and tradition-
al ceremonies, including joining
Lithuanians in a celebration of
All Saints Day. Through soccer
matches to receptions, Doyle
demonstrated continued support
to Lithuania and strengthened
vital partnerships in the Baltic
After a warm welcome by

local press on the pier, the crew
organized soccer and basketball
teams to play against Lithuanian
teams in the city. Although kick
off began with rainy weather
and a field of puddles, a hard
fought match finished with
Doyle winning 2-1 in a friendly
competition. Doyle's basketball
team did not fare as well against
their hosts, who consider bas-
ketball their national pastime,
losing a close contest 58-49.
Both games brought Sailors
together to share other common

Doyle's Commanding Officer,
Cmdr. John Zuzich, made an
official calls to the Klaipeda
County Governor, Vytautas
Rinkevicius, the Klaipeda City
Mayor, Rimantas Taraskevicius,
and the Commander of the
Lithuanian Navy, Capt. Oleg
Marinic. Accompanying Zuzich
on all official calls was Doyle's
Electrical Officer, Lt.j.g. Patrick
"Being part of an official call
made me realize how Doyle's

visit to Lithuania was a big deal.
I saw first hand how building
a partnership works, as the dis-
cussions we had made it evident
that both us and Lithuania need
each other's support to be suc-
cessful in our goals," explained
A wreath laying ceremony
at a POW camp in Macikai,
Lithuania, gave Doyle a chance
to honor three fallen American
POWs in a Lithuanian ceme-
tery. Doyle's representatives
were joined by other U.S. mili-
tary representatives, as well as
the Lithuanian military. Prayers
were recited in both English and
Lithuanian, followed by the lay-
ing of wreaths.
"I felt deeply heartened to
dedicate a little of my time
to honor fallen Soldiers and
Airmen. The event was a phe-
nomenal success, rich in both
American and Lithuanian mili-
tary tradition and heritage.
Chills ran through my body as
I stood stiffly at attention while
the Lithuanian bugler played
Taps. It was truly a humbling
experience," said Yoeman 1st
Class Adrien Clark, who laid a
wreath on the memorial site.
A beautiful reception for
the American Ambassador to
Lithuania, Ambassador John

Cloud, and the Lithuanian
Navy's new commander,
Marinic, was held on Doyle,
where a bountiful meal, drinks,
and an elegant ice sculpture cre-
ated the perfect atmosphere for
both nations to socialize and
build friendships.
"The reception went extreme-
ly well," said Lt. Ronald Toso,
the Supply Officer for Doyle.
"It was a great opportunity for
the Lithuanian Navy to inter-
act with the U.S. Navy. We put
on an amazing spread as well.
The crew put a lot of hard work
into the event and was the main
reason the reception was a suc-
A reception held the follow-
ing day onboard the Lithuanian
ship LNS Jotvingis enabled the
host country to share their story
and help build the relationship
with the United States. "The
reception gave us an opportu-
nity to talk to each other outside
of the operational and military
restraints. Instead of being a
random grey silhouette on the
horizon, it personalized our
relationship with Lithuania and
brought faces, stories and names
to their country," explained Lt.
Cmdr. Jeffery Hill, the HSL-44
Detachment Six Air Department
Head on board Doyle.

A COMREL event at
Juodkrante Orphanage let the
Doyle crew get an inside look
at life inside a local orphan-
age. The orphanage is struc-
tured around building children
up to be a part of the Lithuanian
"I was very impressed by
their nautical skills and the pro-
gram was rigorous but struc-
tured. It was a blessing being
able to interact with the orphans
here and see the schools vision.
It's a successful program and
I'm glad I was a part of it," said
Lt. Deirdre Green, a Chaplain
who coordinated the event.
With the majority of the
country being Roman Catholic,
Doyle celebrated All Saints Day
at a local cemetery in remem-
brance of the departed. A can-
dle lighting vigil took place and
the crew experienced the impor-
tance of tradition that many
Lithuanians still hold.
Overall, the visit to Klaipeda,
Lithuania was beneficial in
strengthening the United State's
ties and relationship with a
Baltic State. Doyle also expe-
rienced a new culture and coun-
try while displaying U.S. sup-
port for Lithuania.

-Photo courtesy of USS Doyle
The Lube oil leak and the delivery of the part needed by the Royal Navy. Included in the picture
is Chief Storekeeper (SW) Jamison Jones, Petty Officer Marine Engineer Arificer James Skila of
HMS Ark Royal, Engineering Technician Erin Marner of HMS Ark Royal, and Gas Turbine System
Technician Mechanical 1st Class Michael Gibson.

Two Countries, One Solution

Son Accepts Deployed Dad's Award

By Ensign
Kassandra Richardt
Thanks to expeditious move-
ment from the crew, swift com-
munication with South East
Regional Maintenance Center in
the United States and aid from
the British Royal Navy, USS
Doyle (FFG-39) received two
Lube Oil pipes to repair a major
line leak in one of the Gas
Turbine Engines while conduct-
ing Joint Warrior in Northern
An evident leak was found
by GSM2 Phillip D. Wolfe,
during a standard Gas Turbine
Module Inspection (GTMI).
He noticed lube oil spray in the
turbine module and immediate-
ly contacted his Work Center
Supervisor. "I saw the spray
and instantly knew we had a

problem. If the leak in the lines
had gone unnoticed, it would
have caused major damage to
the Gas Turbine Engine," said
Working rapidly with South
East Regional Maintenance
Center (SERMC) in Mayport,
Florida, two lube oil lines were
flown directly to Mildenhall
U.S. Air Force Base in Suffolk,
Great Britain. The lines were
then taken to Faslane, Scotland,
the headquarters for Joint
Warrior, flown to the British
Aircraft Carrier, HMS ARK
Royal and immediately taken
via a British Merlin helicopter
to Doyle.
Engineer Technicians from
ARK Royal who delivered and
assisted in repair of the engines
were also able to enjoy a tour of
Doyle. "We enjoyed our time

onboard immensely and found
the crew to be very welcom-
ing. It was pleasing to see that
our Navies are not too dissimi-
lar to each other in respect to
equipment and routines," said
Petty Officer James A. Skila, a
Propulsion Aft section Leader
on ARK Royal.
The rapid communication
between Doyle and SERMC
and tremendous help from the
British Royal Navy enabled
Doyle to repair the lube oil
leak in record time, preventing
what would have been a major
problem to Doyle during Joint
Warrior and follow-on Baltic
port visits. Assistance from
both SERMC and HMS ARK
Royal showed the incredible
support from both home and

-Photo by MC2 Daniel Gay
Seaman Apprentice Devin Brooks accepts an award for Command Support Person of the Quarter
for his father, Aviation Maintenance Adminisrationman 2nd Class (AW) Anthony S. Brooks, dur-
ing general quarters at HSL-44 on Nov. 4. SA Brooks is with the First Coast High School JROTC
Program. AZ2 Brooks is currently deployed with HSL-44 Detachment Three attached to USS
Mason. Cmdr. Michael Patterson, HSL-44's commanding officer, presented the award to SA

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Sailors Connect Through Fun

Wheels Rolling In

By Navy Lt. Neil Myers
Special to American Forces Press
Landlocked sailors of the
provincial reconstruction team
in Afghanistan's Konar prov-
ince keep the wheels of coali-
tion forces' vehicles rolling to
accomplish the mission of secu-
rity, reconstruction and devel-
opment in the country's eastern-
most province.
The task of keeping the
engines running falls on the
shoulders of three sailors: Petty
Officer 1st Class Lee Chandler,
a reservist from Naval Reserve
Center Minneapolis; Petty
Officer 2nd Class Edward
Jimenez, a reserve construc-
tion mechanic from Naval
Amphibious Base San Diego,
and Seaman Daniel Elliot, an
active-duty aviation mechanic
stationed at Mayport, Fla.
The Navy mechanics work
for long hours every day in a
shop that is never closed. They
service vehicles for every orga-
nization within 50 miles of
Camp Wright.
"We currently have over 95
percent of all the vehicles run-
ning, which is a tall order under
these conditions," Chandler

It has taken a lot of work for
these mechanics to reach that
high level of readiness. When
the team arrived in Asadabad
in March, the motor pool was a
small, two-bay facility.
"In the old shop, we had
to rack and stack vehicles,"
Chandler said. "We worked on
two vehicles in the shop and
others outside in the hot sun. It
was like 'Musical Trucks.'"
The mechanics recently
moved to a new indoor motor
pool that allows them to service
nine vehicles simultaneously.
"We have more space, so
safety has improved," Chandler
said. The new shop is air-condi-
tioned, so the danger from heat
injury is minimized, he added.
Six contractors augment
the Navy mechanics and per-
form shop-level support for the
more complex work. Jimenez
and Elliot agree the contracted
mechanics are a big help and
said the motor pool could hard-
ly function without them. Three
soldiers from Headquarters
and Headquarters Company,
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
Regiment, also assist with the
demanding workload.

The mechanics have improved dence in the work we do," Elliot
their troubleshooting and diag- said. "There is nothing that you
nostic skills during their short can give us that we can't fix."
time on the ground. Most vehi-
The soldiers and sailors of
cles are returned to operational
status within 24 hours. the Konar PRT and Task Force
A major challenge for the Spader are grateful for the work
mechanics is the harsh terrain that the mechanics are doing
and climate, which ranges from and agree that the mechanics
rugged mountains to swelter- are essential to mission success.
ing desert valleys with extreme The mechanics know the impor-
summertime heat. Operations
in this kind of environment can tance of their work.
take its toll on vehicles. "My biggest fear is that
"The rough terrain keeps someone will get hurt because
us busy," Elliot said. "We are I didn't do my job properly,"
always working on ball joints, Jimenez said.
brakes and [air-conditioning] mechanics of PRT
units. There is a lot of work "The mechanics of PRT
going on here." Konar are just one of the many
Being Navy personnel in an vital parts of the team," said
Army environment, the sailors Navy Cmdr. Daniel Dwyer,
had something to prove, they Konar PRT commander.
said. Without their commitment
"When we first got here, we and hard work the PRT could
got no respect," Elliot said. "By and hard work the PRT could
working shoulder to shoulder not connect with the population,
and being willing to help any Dwyer added.
unit in need, we've earned some "When we make contact with
respect." the enemy, I know our vehicles
The sailors reported that the are up for the fight," he said
best part of their day is seeing a
vehicle roll out the shop with a Navy Lt. Neil Myers serves
happy driver, with the Konar Provincial
"I want people to have confi- Reconstruction Team.

-Photo by MC2 Maddelin Angebrand
Lt. Carmen Harmon, a Navy nurse embarked aboard the
amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), shares a
computer game with children at a medical civil assistance
project in Santa Rosa during the humanitarian and civic assis-
tance mission Continuing Promise 2008.

-Photo courtesy of USS Doyle
Lt.j.g. Geoffrey Hensley, DCA giving a tour to Ambassador Charles
Larson of Riga, Latvia.

USS Doyle

Waves The Flag

To Riga, Latvia

From USS Doyle
Riga, Latvia provided a great
opportunity for USS Doyle
to represent the United States
Navy and show support to a
valuable and vital NATO ally.
The port visit included a num-
ber of high visibility tours coor-
dinated by the U.S. Embassy
and staff consisting of tours
given to local orphanages and
civilians, an official call to the
Riga Mayor, and a COMREL
event for a local park.
Twenty-six orphans and seven
chaperones from Auseklitis and
Priedite Orphanages enjoyed
tours of Doyle given by both
Officers and Enlisted person-
nel. Present during the tour
was the U.S. Ambassador,
Charles Larson and the Defense
Attach for Riga, Lt. Col. David
"I thought the tours went
great," said Operations
Specialist 1t Class (SW)
Douglas Sawyer, a tour guide
during the visit. "We developed
friendships with them. They
were so friendly and interested
in what we do. We definitely
put a smile on their face."
The visit ended with a plaque,
ball cap and ship coin present-
ed to each orphanage and the
Throughout the port visit,
tours were also given to person-
nel from the Office of Defense
Cooperation, Embassy per-
sonnel, the Latvian Maritime
Academy and a special tour
given to Arturs Ivanovs, who
suffers from muscular dystro-
phy and his family.
"He smiled during the
entire tour. He was especial-
ly happy when we placed him
in the Captain's chair," said
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
James Patterson, who carried
Ivanovs during the entire tour.
"I was glad to give something
to him; I felt like I was a part of
something special."
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Chaplain, Lt. Deirdre Green
and volunteers to collaborate
with the environmental orga-
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worked together to pick up trash
in the local Bolderaya Park.
Participants included Latvian
High School students and Doyle
Sailors of all ranks.
Local media covered many
of the events on Doyle, such as
Dautkom TV and Newspaper
Seicas. Doyle was warmly
received in Riga and the region-
al news interviewed the crew
while enjoying a tour of the
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amazing and the visits were
featured on the local television.
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impress upon the host country
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said Ensign Kassandra Richardt,
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Although the crew remained
busy with tours and visits from
Latvians, there was some down
time to enjoy the beautiful city
of Riga, Latvia. The third larg-
est city in the Baltic region,
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extensive Art Nouveau archi-
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foreign port.
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able to see a different culture
and country. I felt that the
Latvians were friendly and
hospitable," said SR Gregory
Grantham, and new seaman on
board Doyle.
The visit to Riga was an
excellent way to showcase the
United States Navy to the civil-
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strated the continued support
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Are You
By Lt.j.g. Ryan Charles
Servicemembers paying inter-
est rates in excess of 6 percent
per year may be entitled to relief
under federal law. Section 527
of the Servicemember's Civil
Relief Act (SCRA) provides
that "[a]n obligation or liabil-
ity bearing interest at a rate in
excess of 6 percent per year that
is incurred by a servicemember,
or the servicemember and the
servicemember's spouse joint-
ly, before the servicemember
enters military service shall not
bear interest at a rate in excess
of 6 percent per year during
the period of military service."
This means that if you incurred
a debt in the form of a mort-
gage, car loan, credit card bal-
ance, or just about any other
financial liability, prior to enter-
ing military service, you may be
entitled to reduce your interest
payments to 6 percent during
the entire period of active duty
service. Please note, howev-
er, that the reduction does not
apply to federally guaranteed
student loans.
A servicemember intending
to invoke the 6 percent interest
rate cap must strictly comply
with the SCRA's notification
procedures. The servicemem-
ber must provide the creditor
with written notice and a copy
of the military orders calling
the C mrvicnmmhembr nto military

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Friday, Nov. 21
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French Toast
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Eligible F
service. Generally, the written
notice should be a letter to the
creditor setting forth: (1) the
basis of the servicemember's
qualification for the 6 percent
interest cap, (that the debt giv-
ing rise to the interest payment
was incurred before the service-
member went on active duty);
and (2) a request that the credi-
tor reduce the servicemember's
interest rate to 6 percent pur-
suant to the SCRA. The mili-
tary orders must show that the
servicemember was called to
military service after the debt or
obligation was incurred.
A court may grant a credi-
tor relief from the interest rate
reduction if the creditor can
show that the servicemember's
ability to pay interest in excess
of 6 percent is not materially
affected by reason of the ser-
vicemember's military service.
However, the burden is on the
creditor to prove that this is the
case. Still, it is a good idea for
the servicemember to include a
statement in the written notice
to the creditor that his or her
ability to pay interest in excess
of 6 percent has been "materi-
ally affected" by reason of entry
into military service.
The SCRA imposes a timeline
within which requests for inter-
est rate reductions must be sub-
mitted. The servicemember has
until 180 days after termination
or release from military services

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Lyonnaise Potatoes
Vegetable Stir Fry
Sesame glazed Green Beans
Grilled Cheese Burgers
Baked Beans
French Fries
Zesty Bean Soup
Braised Pork Chops
Steamed Rice
Mashed Potatoes

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Corned Beef Hash
Turkey Sausage Links
French Toast
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Fajitas
Steamed Rice
Parsley Buttered Potatoes
Chicken gravy
Mixed Vegetables
BBQ Pork Sandwich
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French Fried Onion Rings
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Braised beef Cubes
Dijon baked Pork Chops
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Wednesday, Nov. 26
Ham Slices
French Toast
Tater Tots
Cream of broccoli

or Interest Rate Reduction?

to submit written notice to the
creditor. This means that the
interest rate reduction applies
retroactively where a service-
member has been paying inter-
est in excess of 6 percent after
being called to military service.
The creditor should account for
any interest payment in excess
of 6 percent made by a sevice-
member since the date of active
duty. However, it is prefer-
able to provide written notice
as soon as possible after being
called to active duty in order
to avoid disputes with creditors
and complications in calculating
over interest payments. Also, it
is the servicemember's obliga-
tion to inform a creditor if mili-
tary service is subsequently ter-
minated. Otherwise, the former
servicemember is liable for any
interest forgiven by the creditor
after being released from mili-
tary service.
The SCRA mandates that
interest in excess of 6 percent is
"forgiven," and cannot simply
be deferred until the period of
military service ends. Also, the
SCRA broadly defines "inter-
est" to include service charges,
renewal charges, fees, or any
other charges, except bona fide
insurance. This protects ser-
vicemembers from creditors
trying to cleverly disguise the
forgiven interest as "legitimate"
charges and fees. Moreover, the
SCRA forbids creditors from

taking adverse action against
a servicemember's credit
report for requesting an interest
rate reduction pursuant to the
Remember, the interest rate
reduction does not apply to debt
incurred by a spouse alone. As
a second practice point, some
creditors are willing to lower
interest rates below 6 percent
(even to 0 percent) for pre-mili-
tary debt. Therefore, service-
members should contact each
individual creditor to find out
its policy before sending writ-
ten notice and locking in the 6
percent cap. As a final word
of caution, debts incurred by a
servicemember after entering
military service are not subject
to the 6 percent interest cap and
will incur interest at the normal

If you believe you might qual-
ify for an interest rate reduc-
tion, visit a legal assistance
attorney. Call them at the fol-
lowing numbers: Jacksonville,
Florida at (k"'4) 542-2565 ext.
3006; Mayport, Florida at ('"" 4)
270-5445 ext. 3017; Kings Bay,
Georgia at (912) 573-3959;
Charleston, South Carolina at
(843) 764-7642/44; Gulfport,
Mississippi at (228) 871-2620;
Pensacola, Florida at (850) 452-
3734; New Orleans, Louisiana
at (504) 678-4692; Corpus
Christi, Texas at (361) 961-
3765; and Fort Worth, Texas at
(817) 782-6009. This article is
not intended to substitute for the
personal advice of a licensed
if -""

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Navy News

Battle Stations 21 Honored As Best 2008 Design-Build

By Bill Couch
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Midwest Pubhlic. ;
The Navy's unique, high-tech
simulator of shipboard emergen-
cies to test Recruits at Recruit
Training Command (RTC) Great
Lakes won a national award for
construction project excellence
Nov. 3.
Battle Stations 21's USS
Trayer, a life-like mockup of an
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
and its surrounding 157,000-
square-foot building, was rec-
ognized by the Design-Build
Institute of America (DBIA)
as the best overall design-build
project in the United States for
2008, cited for exemplary inter-
disciplinary teamwork, innova-
tion and problem-solving in cre-
ating the one-of-a-kind facility.

-Photo by MCC Shawn P. Eklund
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald
C. Winter walks through a simulated damaged berthing space,
aboard USS Trayer (BST 21). Battle Stations 21, the Department
of Defense's most cutting-edge trainer, prepares recruits for life at

The project won "best overall"
over 29 winners in 13 categories
for DBIA's annual competition.
"It's such an honor to accept
this award and represent the
Navy side of the team that
brought such an important, com-
plex project to life," said Capt.
Jake Washington, command-
ing officer of Naval Facilities
Engineering Command
(NAVFAC) Midwest. "Thanks
to a tremendous amount of
hard work, innovation and
attention to detail by peo-
ple from NAVFAC, McHugh
Construction, and NAVAIR
(Naval Air Systems Command),
the Navy has a cutting-edge,
utterly convincing simulator
that prepares our Sailors better
than ever before to face emer-
gency situations at sea."

DBIA's National Design-
Build Project Awards recognize
public and private construction-
related projects that successfully
demonstrate design-build prin-
ciples including collaboration,
integration and finding unique
solutions for project challenges.
Constructing Trayer, its sup-
port systems and its surround-
ing building, which also houses
RTC headquarters and Recruit
Division Commander School,
took more than three years of
close coordination between con-
struction and contracting agent
NAVFAC, the simulation and
training experts at NAVAIR, and
Chicago-based James McHugh
Construction Company.
In addition to conventional
building requirements, Battle
Stations 21 also has to sup-

port special effects technology
from the theme park industry
to simulate shipboard scenari-
os including fire, flooding and
mass casualty events.
"This is a wonderful recogni-
tion by industry of the ground-
breaking work done by the
Navy and our commercial part-
ners to support our Sailors with
the best training possible," said
Washington. "Thanks to some
superb, sustained teamwork by
project managers, engineers,
design experts, construction
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ers, we have a uniquely effec-
tive facility that will serve the
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Supreme Court Rules For Navy Sonar Use In SOCAL

From Department of the Navy
On Nov. 12 the Supreme
Court ruled for the Navy on
the challenge to Navy's use of
sonar for the 14 anti-submarine
warfare (ASW) combat certi-
fication training exercises off
the coast of Southern California
In a strongly worded opinion,
supported by a majority of the
Justices, the Court recognized
both the public interest and the
Navy's interest in effective real-
istic training to ensure the Navy
is able to track and target enemy
submarines. The Supreme Court
vacated the two training restric-
tions in the preliminary injunc-
tion that Navy told the court
unacceptably restricted our
Sailors' ability to conduct real-
istic combat training in SOCAL
with mid-frequency active sonar
(MFAS). The majority opinion
concluded that "the balance of
equities and consideration of
the overall public interest in this
case tip strongly in favor of the
"This case was vital to our
Navy and nation's security,
and we are pleased with the
Supreme Court's decision in

this matter. We can now contin-
ue to train our Sailors effective-
ly, under realistic combat con-
ditions, and certify our crews
'combat ready' while continu-
ing to be good stewards of the
marine environment," said
Donald C. Winter, Secretary of
the Navy.
This decision enables the
nation to achieve a balanced,
responsible approach to meet-
ing the Navy's dual obligation
for maintaining a trained and
effective force and environmen-
tal stewardship.
The original injunction,
handed down in August 2007
by a U.S. District Court in Los
Angeles and later amended, was
affirmed by the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals in February.
The Supreme Court granted
the Government's Petition for
Certiorari in June and heard the
oral argument Oct. 8.
The decision vacated two
training restrictions the 2,200-
yard shutdown zone and the
mandatory power reduction
when significant surface duct-
ing conditions are encountered.
The 2,200-yard shutdown
zone is 11 times greater than

the existing shutdown distance
developed in consultation with
the National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), the Federal
Regulator, and supported by
science. The 2,200 yard shut-
down zone effectively imposes
a 4.9-square mile shutdown
zone around each U.S. Navy
ship. The Court noted that the
courts below had not given suf-
ficient weight to the views of
several top Navy officers, who
explained the serious impact of
these two measures on effective
The Navy implements exten-
sive measures designed to pro-
tect marine mammals during
ASW training. As the Court
observed, the Navy has con-
ducted exercises similar to
those at issue in this litigation
in SOCAL for 40 years, without
a single marine mammal strand-
ing linked to MFA sonar usage.
This injunction and this deci-
sion concern 14 major train-
ing exercises off Southern
California. The last of these
exercises will be completed
this December. For the final
SOCAL exercises, the Navy
will continue to train while

applying a number of mitigation
measures set forth by a National
Defense Exemption and addi-
tional requirements imposed
by the President's Council on
Environmental Quality (CEQ),
and other mitigation measures
ordered by the District Court
that were not challenged by the
These measures were estab-
lished in cooperation with
NMFS and the CEQ, and since
they were instituted in January
2007, no marine mammal
standings have been linked to
the United States Navy use of
sonar anywhere in the world.
The Navy will continue to
employ successful mitigation
"We are pleased with the
Supreme Court's decision on
this case of vital importance to
our national security. We will
continue to train realistically and
certify the Sailors and Marines
of our Navy strike groups
in a manner that protects our
nation's security and the pre-
cious maritime environment,"
said Chief of Naval Operations
Adm. Gary Roughead.
The Navy expects to com-

plete an Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) under the
National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) for all train-
ing activities on the Southern
California Range Complex early
next year. Starting in January,
the Navy's decision on this EIS
will provide full environmen-
tal compliance for all training
activities on the SOCAL range
complex, including train-
ing with MFAS. The Supreme
Court decision does not affect
the completion of the EIS and
efforts to obtain required letters
of authorization and biological

opinions which will set the mit-
igation measures to be observed
in the future.
Beyond environmental
compliance and marine mam-
mal protection measures, the
Navy has also invested more
than $100 million in the past
five years to increase scientific
knowledge about the location,
abundance, habitat, physiologi-
cal characteristics and acoustic
sensitivity of marine mammals.
For more information about
the Navy's environmental stew-
ardship efforts, visit http://www.

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The Mayport will be collect-
ing canned food items. These
items will be used to prepare
food baskets that will be distrib-
uted to Junior Sailors and their
families before Thanksgiving.
For Jaguars games that have a
high demand for tickets, we will
be selling the tickets via lot-
tery. These games may include
the Packers on sale Dec. 1 and
the Colts on sale Dec. 8. On
the day the tickets go on sale,
you will be required to go into
your USO no earlier than 9 a.m.
(both Mayport and NAS JAX)
and fill out a lottery request slip.
This slip enters your name into
the drawing for a chance to buy
two tickets only. If your name
is drawn, you will be called and
required to come into your USO
within 24 hrs to purchase your
tickets with money in hand.
Cost is $20 for two tickets. As
with all Jaguars tickets, these
are for Active Duty Only.
Pick up your FREE Pal
Day tickets in St. Augustine
at the USO. Pal Day is free
for all Active Duty Personnel
(UNIFORMS are preferred for
active duty but not required)
and their immediate family

members. Families of deployed
personnel admitted free to
all attractions upon presenta-
tion of valid military ID card.
This is immediate family only.
Free Parking is available at the
USO Pal Day Headquarters:
The Visitor/Preview Center, 10
Castillo Drive. Complimentary
Lunch will be served from
llam-2pm by the USO
Courtesy of the Elk's Lodge
#829, across the Bridge of
Lions on A1A South (next to the
Amphitheatre). The Following
Attractions welcome military
families for a free day of enjoy-
ment: Alligator Farm-A1A
South, Authentic Old Jail-167
San Marco Avenue, Castillo de
San Marco (Old Fort), Florida
Heritage Museum-167 San
Marco Avenue, Fort Matanzas-
A1A South, Fountain of Youth,
Government House Museum-
Cathedral Place, Lighthouse
and Museum-81 Lighthouse
Avenue, Lightner Museum-City
Hall, Marineland of Florida-
A1A, Mission of Nombre de
Dios-27 Ocean Street, Museum
of Weapons and American
History-81C King Street, Old
Florida Museum-254 San

Marco Avenue, Oldest House-
14 St. Francis Street, Oldest
Schoolhouse-14 St. George
Street, Old St. Augustine
Village-149 Cordova Avenue,
Potter's Wax Museum-17 King
Street, Ripley's Believe it or
Not- 19 San Marco Avenue,
Spanish Military Hospital-3
Aviles Street, Spanish Quarters-
North St. George Street,
Whetstone Chocolates-2 Coke
Bono's Supports the mili-
tary and their families on
Thanksgiving Day with free
meals. The Bono's is locat-
ed at Gate Parkway and JTB
(10065 Skinner Park Drive,
Jacksonville FL 32246), their
phone number is (904)998-
1997. They can accommodate
100 people per seating, the seat-
ings will be at 11 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. You will need to stop by
your local USO to pick up a
voucher for the meal (only for
planning purposes). Families of
deployed personnel have first
choice to attend followed by all
other local active duty person-
nel and their families. Contact
any USO Center for more
information. It is a traditional

Thanksgiving meal completely
donated by Bono's and their
employees have volunteered to
come in and serve it.
There are free tickets avail-
able for the 20th Annual
Christmas made in the South,
while supplies last. (This is
an Arts and Craft Festival.)
There are also coupons for $1
off admission, while supplies
last. The event will be held
Nov. 28-30 at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center.
Cadillac Invitational Golf
Tournament will be held on
Dec. 15, at the Hidden Hills
Country Club. Golfers are
needed for this very important
USO charity. For more infor-
mation, please call the NAS
(904.778.2821) or Mayport
(904.246.3481) USO. Visit our
website at www.jaxuso.org to
download an entry form.
The new Priority Mail Large
Flat Rate Box is now 50 per-
cent larger (12 x 12 x 5 12) and
for the first time in history, the
U.S. Postal Service if offering
a $2 discount when sending the
new larger box to an APO/FPO
address, enabling customers to
send more with one flat price of

$10.95. There are two versions
of the new box; one branded
with 'America Supports You"
(a Department of Defense-spon-
sored organization that supports
overseas military forces) and
includes an APO/FPO address
block. Either version of the
new Priority Mail Large Flat-
Rate Box is eligible for the $2
discount. The boxes can be
ordered at http://www.usps.com
free of charge.
All University of North
Florida athletic events are free
to active duty service members
and their dependents. Just show
your military ID card at the
Mayport USO is looking for
volunteers to help with visitors,
answer phones, copying, filing
and light administrative assis-
tance. A working knowledge of
Excel and Word is preferred.
Email wendy@usojax.com for
more information. Be sure to
indicate Mayport Volunteer in
the subject line.
Tickets to Adventure Landing,
on Beach Boulevard, are now
available at the USO!
USO sells discounted tick-
ets to AMC Movie Theatres,

Disney World, Sea World,
Busch Gardens, Wet N' Wild,
Universal Studios, Islands
of Adventure, and Adventure
There is a computer resource
center available to all service
members with email, Internet
and word processing. Fax, copy
and free notary service is also
Watch TV or a movie from
the video library. Service mem-
bers can also enjoy video games
or use the sports equipment.
There is a full kitchen, show-
ers, a quiet reading room and a
meeting room available at the
USO. The USO is available for
meetings, support groups, recep-
tions, parties and pre-deploy-
ment briefs. A TV, VCR and
overhead projector are available
for use.
For more information about
activities or meeting avail-
abilities, call 246-3481 or stop
by the center at 2560 Mayport
Road. USO is open from 9 a.m.-
9 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9
a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday.

Reaching Out

The following are just a sam-
ple of volunteer opportunities
available through NS Mayport
and Volunteer Jacksonville.
For more information, call NS
Mayport volunteer coordinator
CS1 Hopkins at 237-5808 or
270-5373 or Dianne Parker at
542-5380 or you can immedi-
ately sign-up online for oppor-
tunities using www.volunteer
Thanksgiving Day at Pete's
Eight volunteers to help the
USO on Thanksgiving Day
on Nov. 27 at Pete's Bar in
Neptune Beach. Every year
they host a party in the street to
meet up with friends and family.
They block of the street in front
of the bar and this year the USO
will have a booth to help raise
awareness for us and collect
donations. Also, eight addition-
al volunteers are to help with
crowd control. The volunteers
will get a cool Thanksgiving T-
shirt courtesy of Pete's Bar and
they will be helping the USO
in the process. Contact for this
event is Wendy, Center Director
of Mayport USO. Please email
her at wendy@usojax.com
Jacksonville Zoo
The Jacksonville Zoo is ask-
ing for volunteers. Volunteers
are needed to educate varied
audiences about the natural
world, teach conservation mes-
sages, beautify the grounds,
assist guests in various areas
of the park, input data, lend
a hand in animal care areas,
answer questions, drive trains
and enhance guests' experienc-
es. You provide the interest and
enthusiasm, and the zoo will
provide the training. Scheduling
is flexible. Volunteers receive
special discounts, free admis-
sion, newsletters and special
programs only available to
employees and volunteers. Take
this opportunity to meet oth-
ers who share your interests in
the animal kingdom. New Adult
Volunteer Orientations are
held at the Pepsico Foundation
Education Campus. All inter-
ested personnel please CS1
Hopkins or call 270-5373 for
more information.
YMCA of Jacksonville
YMCA of Jacksonville is
looking for volunteers for their
outreach programs geared
towards males. For more
information, contact Terra
Herzberger at 265-1820.
Children's Home Society of
Children's Home Society of
Florida is getting ready to per-
manently place seven or eight
children in loving homes within
the next couple weeks. Seeking
children's furniture. Contact
Nick Geinosky at 904-493-

Homeless Pet Shelter
Jacksonville Homeless Pet
Shelter seeks volunteers. The
new Homeless Pet Shelter is
seeking help at a Temporary
Clinic on surgery days. Days
and hours vary. Contact
St Augustine Amphitheatre
Seeks Volunteers
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
seeks volunteers to be used as
ushers, checking tickets, and
pointing out seats. As a volun-
teer, you get to see the entire
show. For more information,
contact Lisa Tomkins at 209-
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is
providing an in-school men-
toring program at Mayport
Elementary School. Little
Brothers and Sisters are needed
just as much as Big Brothers
and Sisters! If you are interested
in this opportunity, please visit
our website for more informa-
tion: www.usojax.com
Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society Needs You
The Navy Marine Corp Relief
Society is in need of Volunteers
to give a couple of hours of
their time each week to help
others in need. The mission of
the Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society is to provide emergency
financial help and educational
assistance to members of the
Naval Services active, retired,
and family members when
in need: to assist them achieve
financial self-sufficiency and
to find solutions to emergent
requirements. Navy-Marine
Corp Relief Society firmly
believes in personal financial
responsibility. By helping the
service member and family
through difficult times and by
assisting them to develop their
own problem solving capabili-
ties, they will achieve financial
stability, increase self-worth
and reduce the need for future
financial assistance. Without
their volunteers, the Society
could not meet the needs of so
many. If you are interested in
volunteering and would like
more information, contact Bill
Kennedy at 270-5418, 9 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
St. Johns County Habitat
For Humanity Needs
Habitat for Humanity is
in need for volunteers every
Friday and Saturday to help
build homes in St. Augustine.
No skill is necessary. Must be
16 or older. They are starting
a new home every month and
need help on the construction
site. Please call 826-3252 ext.
2006 to sign up.
Lea's Place
Lea's Place is a volunteer
program, on-call 24 hours a

We see potential
in everyone.
From the frail elderly to at-risk youth, from ,"
the homeless individual to the person with {
disabiLities, and many others, Volunteers of.,
America provides a continuum of services thj
uplifts the human spirit and helps those we !
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day, 7 days a week to help the
Department of Children and
Families take care of children
who have been removed from
abusive or neglectful situa-
tions or who have been aban-
doned. Volunteers assist Child
Protective Investigators with
feeding, bathing and playing
with the children. They may
also assist in the clothes clos-
et, providing the children with
clean clothing. 360-7091.
NS Mayport Retired
Activities Office
Naval Station Mayport is
currently searching for com-
mitted volunteers to serve the
local retiree community in the
Retired Activities Office (RAO)
located in the Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC). RAO
volunteers maintain the vital
link between the retiree, local
military communities and other
government and non-govern-
ment agencies. Anyone inter-
ested should contact the FFSC
for an application or to get more
information about the duties and
responsibilities of the RAO vol-
unteers. Call the FFSC at (k'"4)
270-6600 Ext. 110
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless
Volunteering at the I.M.
Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless The I.M. Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless serves
more than 1,000 well-balanced,
nutritious and delicious meals
per day, every day of the year.
These meals are prepared and
served with the help of more
than 100 civic, religious and
business organizations from
the Jacksonville community.
Annually, these Volunteer Meal
Groups provide over one hun-
dred thousand dollars in sup-
port and more than 13,000
hours of volunteer time. Serving
meals at the Center is a fun and
feel-good way to give back to
the community. For informa-
tion about volunteering at the
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless call 904.394.1356.
Also, see www.imshomeless-
center. org/volunteers.html
Dignity U Wear
Volunteers are needed to help
process clothing in order to
fulfill the needs of our clients.
Volunteers are needed Monday
thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and
9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. They
also can help raise awareness
of our mission, introducing us
and our cause to their friends.
Contact a Michelle Charron at
(k""4) 636-9455 for information
on volunteering.
Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society
(CHS) has been providing
services to children and their
families since 1902. Started in
Jacksonville, CHS is a state-
wide non-profit agency provid-
ing services such as foster care,

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Lives) Program matches vol-
unteers with children ages 4-
18 who have a parent incarcer-
ated in prison. We are seeking
volunteers that will commit

to a minimum of one hour per
week for one year with a child.
Volunteers need to be at least 21
years old and complete an inter-
view and background screening.
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going to the library, beach, park,
or playing sports. For anyone
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Area Sales
This is ridiculous! Week
after week I run ads for
different departments in
my organization & get
limited response. There
are no gimmicks, no
surprises & and no hid-
den factors. We have
everything anybody else
can offer, in other
words, not just a great
income, but all the good-
ies too! Commissions &
Incentives, vacations,
trips, rewards, health,
dental, life & vision
insurance and a 401(k).
Starting income, up to
$45K $75K per year.
You can even qualify for
a $2,000.00 signing
bonus. Sounds good so
far, doesn't it? That's
why I can't understand
why in the world you
wouldn't investigate this
opportunity. This week
I'm hiring for sales in
our Jacksonville office:
No Experience neces-
sary, we will train you.
Call Harold, 680-0577, or
email your resume to

$45,000 TO $85,000
Why wait until next week,
next month or next
year, to start a new
career? Paid training,
Guaranteed income your
first 30 days, then earn
$250 to $1417 per sale,
make 2- 3 4 or more
sales weekly, NO LIM-
ITS!!! Ask about our
$2,000. BONUS. Are you
high energy, friendly,
money motivated, with a
can do attitude? Then
you need to look into
this money making
career. Full time only.
Must have reliable
Formore information &
a personal interview
Call 268-5163
ask for Harold

Thank you!
Besides protecting our
country, military
personnel stationed in
our communities
donated 150,120
hours of volunteer
service in Northeast
Flonrida and Southeast
Georga last year. Their
time was given to
organizations, church
groups, youth activities,

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1815374. Res/Comm'l
Sales &. Srv.l F~ree

AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Building Supplies
Business/Office Equipment
Craft/Thrift Stores
Estate Sales
Garage Sales
Hot Tubs/Spas
Kid's Stuff
Machinery & Tools
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Musical Merchandise
Portable Buildings
Public Sales
Sporting Goods
Wanted to Buy or Trade

Med., 16 boxes of 5,
12x12in, $80. 7in tile wet
saw, 3/4Hp. $80.New in
box. Both $1 50.
904-864-6509 before 7pm.

SStamp Collec-
tions wanted by
collector. Old
envelopes and
postcards too.
Ref's available.
No dealers. 904-716-5255.

BED A Bargain $150
Queen Pillow Top
Brand New 904-674-0405
BED King Size Set
New in plastic, $225
Must sell 674-0405
0 Light Pine
Rectangle -
5 pc Dining
R | Room -$80.00
NEW Must Sell $
Call Carter 674-0405 $140
Brand New in plastic
$150 904-674-0405

ARGYLE/rCheswick Oaks
525 Thornberry Rd. Fri
Sat 7-3; Lots of goodies!
ARLINGTON 11472 Sugar
Maple PI S. Fri. 8-2; Sat
9-12N furn, house hold,
camping/tailgate items,
toys AND LOTS more!
Kingsland Ga.
Very nice 3/2, 2
car garage, Irg
fenced yard,
screened patio,
$995mo $800dep
Dogs ok with $250 non
refundable dep. Call
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any kind, any size. Info.
call 904-655-2989

To advertise
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Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted

Australian Shepherd
Blue Merles-4M/purebred,
$350. 904-282-4524/505-1710
Beagles to Yorkies
VVV$299 & UP vy
904-262-4646 Open 7 days
Dachshund Mini from
$150. Chihuahua/Dachs-
hund mix $140. 388-1244
German Sph erd Pups-
White, CUTE $500.
904-757-0775 / 251-4777
5mo. femr., Please call
for price/info 904-333-8986

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SBMW 325i, "04,
31K mile, exc
cond, premium
package, Ithr
trans, sunroof,
6CD player, 28mpg,
Must see! Asking
$19,000. Call 904-821-1431
pwr locks, pwr windows,
Ithr, sunroof, alloys
great starter car only
$6,555 904-899-5820
Loaded 22" wheels low
miles 4 to choose from
starting at $249/mo with
approved credit
Power windows, power
locks, cruise, CD, ready
for immediate delivery
$6,669 904-899-5820
manual trans, pwr
windows, pwr locks, 2dr,
great xmas present only
$7,777 904-899-5820

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Marine Equipment
& Supplies
RV Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
Auto Brokers
Auto Parts
$2000 or Less
Commercial Vehicles
Misc. Auto
Autos/Trucks Wanted
Auto Rent/Lease

SJet Skis 2
S eadoo GTX
LTD 1 999
train ler VG
condition 3
person well maintained,
65 m.p.h.! $7,500

Pompano Pats Motorcycles
Hybrid Scooters 220mpg,
all brands, motorcycles new
and used. Deland-Daytona,
it's worth the drive! !
2 To Choose! Lthr, Sun-
roof, alloys, starting at
only $10,333 904-899-5820

For Straight Talk
and No Games
Come See
Styxx Jenkins.
Military, Bad Credit
No Credit
Want to be treated
like family, come to

Est. 9047 7 1 1 F fQf:.-I '.'&hI'h

PONTIAC G6 '06-'08
Low miles leather loaded
starting at $299/mo with
approved credit
Auto, Power Windows
Power Locks, Cruise
Only $7,111 904-899-5820
'08 Touring Edition
Like New $23,980
HYBRID '07 Nav,
Lthr, Sunroof, CD,
Only 10,000 Mi $27,880
MOBNILE 13,000 mi,
$14,990 998-0012

loaded low miles $9995
'06-'08 12 to choose from
starting at $8995
Ground Effects kit, rear
lip spoiler, BBS alloy
wheels, pwr windows,
pwr locks, won't last
long at this price $12,777
LE Ed. power windows
power locks, cruise, only
$7,444 904-899-5820
6 to choose from loaded
starting at $210/mo
with approved credit
Low Miles Loaded $6995

Touring, Nay,
Retail $30,000 Sale
Price $24,990 998-0012

Silverado "06
pickup 4.3, 6cyl,
AC, 19,000 miles
1 owner, 16K on
warranty, excel
cond. $7,000. 912-552-4588
SR5 Ed. extra cab, pwr
windows, pwr locks, this
is not a musprint only
$11,555 904-899-5820

Loaded low miles $14,995
K 1 TOURING Only 37,000
Miles Retail $26,870
Sale Price $21,980 998-0012
auto, pwr windows, pwr
locks, all the services
complete. Only $9,999
'06 Fully Equip.
Only 39,000 Mi
Retail $21,250 Sale
Priced $15,490 998-0012
4 to choose loaded low
miles starting at $219/mo
with approved credit

looks new, auto, pwr win-
dows, pwr locks, alloys,
only 70K mi, this is not
a misprint.. Only $9,999

SR5 '04 pkg, double cab,
4x4, TRD Off Road pkg
Ithr, won't last long at
this price $16,777

COUNTRY '01 Limited
Ed. Lthr, Chrome
Wheels and Much More
Price to Sell $6888


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Before you buy, shop these local dealerships first!

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4660-100 Southside Blvd.

895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood/Orlando FI

9850 Atlantic Blvd.

6914 Blanding Blvd 777-2500

Green Cove Springs 264-4502

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111

7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700

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1550 Cassat Ave. 425-6312
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200

2255 US1 South 797-4567

3494 Philips Hwy. 398-O36

Macclenny 259-6117

2330 US1 South 354-4421

1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300

Chrysler of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.

2330 US1 South 354-4421

10979 Atlantic Blvd. 642-5600

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-000

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500

1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.

1672 Cassat Ave. 384-561

St. Augustine 824-1641
Florida's Super Duty

1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)

Green Cove Springs 264-4502

At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.

9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826

Green Cove Springs

1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900

11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300

7801 Blanding Blvd. 269-2277

7600 Blanding Blvd. 899-0900

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200

10585 Atlantic Blvd.

11211 Atlantic Blvd.

2330 US 1 South

1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300

Jeep of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd.

Green Cove Springs


1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

1-95 Exit 129, Fem Bch.

895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood/Orando FI

11211 AtlanticBlvd. 642-1500

10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000

4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

11650 BEACH BLVD. 998-9992

9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600

10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080

7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900

9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

10585 Atlantic Blvd.

1810 Cassat Ave.

2755 U.S. 1 South, St Aug. 904-

1565 Wells Rd. 269-9400

Green Cove Springs

2250 US1 South

11503 Phillips Hwy.

10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155

895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd
Longwood/Orlando FI

7999 Blanding Blvd, Jax

10863 Philips Hwy. 262-7145

8105 Blanding Blvd.

8600 Atlantic Blvd. 725-8200
8600 Atlantic Blvd.

10800 Atlantic Blvd. 641-6455

10585 Atlantic Blvd.

6501 Youngemian Cirde.

1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561

1481 Wells Road 269-2603

9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100

2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486

10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694

6833 Beach Blvd.

10211 Atlantic Blvd.

Lexus of Jacksonville
Pr-Owned Center
10384 Atlantic Blvd.


9910 Alantic Blvd.

9875 Atlantic Blvd.





20 out of a 1

The military community makes up 20 percent of the total

population for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

That means that 20 out of every 100 people you meet are

somehow connected with the military.

Get your message to them by advertising in one or all of

the publications distributed at the local bases in the area.

For advertising information,

call 904-3594336,

Fax 904-366-6230.

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20 out of a 100

The military community makes up 20 percent of the total
population for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
That means that 20 out of every 100 people you meet are
somehow connected with the military.

Get your message to them by advertising in one or all of
the publications distributed at the local bases in the area.

For advertising information,
call 904-359-4336,
Fax 904-366-6230.

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2001 E320
4 matic wagon
only 43K miles!
sunroof, heated
seats $14,951
2003 E320
Black/Black Sun-
roof, CD, loaded,
new body style!
2004 SLK 230
Kompressor Spe-
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automatic trans
and only 46K miles
2002 CL500
Comfort Pkg.
electronic trunk
closer, only 43K
Mi! Purchased
Here Traded Here
2006 R Class
pano roof, Harmon
Kardon stereo,
navi, pwr liftgate
2006 SLK w/only
16K miles, auto
pwr seats, sat
radio, Vavrona
trim pkg. $31,951
2006 ML350
19" sport wheels
Kardon Stereo
Ipod/sat radio only
15Kmi 3.99% APR
2006 E320 CDi
diesel, leather Sun
Roof, CD, changer
Loaded w/low
miles $34,951
2007 CLS500 only
4K miles! loaded
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voice control
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06 FORD F-150 RCAB

REDUCED TO SALE ......................................................................................... $13,788
*WOW THIS IS THE ONE REDUCED NOW ....................................................$37,990
07 SEBRING LIMITED SEDAN LTHR PWR PKG ............................................. 14,990
08 DODGE AVENGER LOADED .......................................................................815,788
07 DODGE MAGNUM POWER PACKAGE .......................................................15,988
08 DODGE MAGNUM POWER PACKAGE LOADED .......................................... 17,988
05 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB REDUCED NOW ........................................ $13,788
05 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT W/20 INCH WHEELS ......................................... $17,788

06 MUSTANG ALLOYS PWR PKG 23K MI ................................................. $13,990
05 MUSTANG GT A/T 22K MI LTHR LIKE NEW .......................................... $17,990

08 SONATAS 4 TO CHOOSE FROM OPTIONS VARY FROM ......................$15,990

9875 Atlantic Blvd.
Directly across from Tom Bush BMW

07 ASCENDER LS ONLY 2K MI PWR PKG ...........................................$15,988

04 NISSAN FRONTIER XCAB LOW MILES .............................................$13,988
05 NISSAN TITAN SE KING CAB .....................................................................$15,988

08 G6 GT LOADED W /ROOF ............................................................................$16,988
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