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Title: Mirror (Mayport, FL)
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Publication Date: December 11, 2008
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Volunteers

Needed For

Tax Program
Beginning in January, NS
Mayport will offer free tax
preparation services to active
duty, dependents, retirees, and
reservists on active duty for
more than 30 days.
Through this program, ser-
vice members not only can
save hundreds of dollars on
tax preparation fees, but they
also get their refund in just a
couple of weeks.
The only way to offer
such a service free of charge
is to enlist the aid of volun-
teers through the IRS-spon-
sored Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program. Through
the VITA program, volunteers
are trained by IRS employees
using IRS-approved software.
Volunteers will attend an
intensive week-long course
from Jan. 5-9 and upon suc-
cessful completion of the
course volunteers will be cer-
tified tax preparers.
Full-time volunteers are
needed beginning Jan. 1
until the middle of April.
Volunteers should be given
no-cost TAD orders. All
potential volunteers should
check with their supervisors
before volunteering.
If you want to sign up or
have any questions please
contact Lt.j.g. Marsh at tk"'4)
270-5445, Ext. 3011 or kirt-
land. marsh@navy. mil.


Gates To Close
For Holiday
Seminole Gate, leading into
Hanna Park, will be closed to
all inbound traffic from Dec.
15- Jan. 12 during the holiday
standdown period.


Holiday Standdown
For The Mirror
The Mirror newspaper will
not publish the weeks of
Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 due to the
holidays. All submissions for
the Jan. 8 edition should be
received no later than Dec.
31. For more information,
call PAO office at 270-5226,
Ext. 1011.


Spreading The

Holiday Cheer
The Giving Tree program,
sponsored by Navy Exchange
Mayport, is underway.
The Giving Tree is a special
military community outreach
program designed to extend
holiday warmth to special
children in need throughout
the Mayport military commu-
nity. NEX patrons are asked
to enhance the Christmas hol-
iday and makes dreams come
true for special children.
This program will end on
Dec. 19. To participate, select
an ornament with a child's
description on it from the
Giving Tree. Register your
name with a Giving Tree staff
member. Purchase and/or
make a gift for the child and
then return it unwrapped and
the ornament to NEX within
seven days. Nominations to
receive gifts as part of the
program will be accepted at
the USO until noon on Dec.
19.


By Kristen Beach
( ofJacksonville
Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer Capt.
Aaron Bowman, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton,
Atlantic Beach Mayor John Meserve and other commu-
nity leaders officially cut the ribbon marking the com-
pletion of the Mayport Road resurfacing and median
construction project on Dec. 3.
"Mayport Road connects two of our community's
most treasured assets, our beaches and Mayport Naval
Station," said Mayor Peyton. "I am pleased with the
work that has been done to help this critical area to
reach its full potential and commend these local enti-
ties for their partnership, and I'm grateful for Mayor
Meserve's vision for this crucial safety and beautifica-
tion enhancement."
"Today, we're seeing the results of an effort that
started in 2001 to make Mayport Road a 'boulevard' we
can all be proud of," said Mayor Meserve. "From an
Atlantic Beach perspective, this is not the end, but the
beginning of an area transformation. While enhanced
esthetics from the tree lined medians are an important
element, the real benefit has always been aimed at traf-
fic safety. Averaging 140 accidents and several deaths
per year, we believe the medians will both calm traffic,
and provide safe shelters to pedestrians and bicycle
traffic crossing the road."
The improvements along the 3.5-mile stretch of
Mayport road are meant to create both a safer and more
aesthetically-pleasing path of travel along the busy thor-
oughfare. The road has been resurfaced from Mayport
Flyover/West Seventh Street northward to Mayport
Naval Station. In addition, 14 new landscaped medians
(three in Atlantic Beach and 11 in Jacksonville portion
of road) were constructed with the goals of reducing the
vehicular accident rate, increasing pedestrian safety by
creating raised island refuges and reducing speed due to
traffic calming.
Improvements to Mayport Road, which were com-
pleted two months ahead of schedule, cost approxi-
mately $5.5 million and were supported by a joint effort
of the FDOT, the City of Jacksonville and the City of
Atlantic Beach.
The FDOT contribution toward resurfacing, signaliza-


-Photo by Bill Austin
Jacksonville City Councilor Art Graham, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet
Pruette, Atlantic Beach Mayor John Meserve and NS Mayport Commanding Officer Capt. Aaron Bowman
officially cut the ribbon that marks the competition of the Mayport Road resurfacing and median construction
project on Dec. 3.


tion upgrade and maintenance of the state road totaled
approximately $3.5 million. The City of Atlantic Beach
also contributed approximately $500,000 toward the
improvements. The City of Jacksonville utilized its
Tree Trust Fund ($707,000) and Town Center Program
($828,000) to facilitate design work, median improve-
ment funds, project management and construction.
Projects funded by the Town Center Program are
guided by a vision plan created by interested citizens
and business owners in the area of the project. The
median work was initiated by Mayor Meserve and the
City of Atlantic Beach Commission. Various landscap-


ing schemes were presented to the public for selection
of the final plan, and there was coordination between
the two entities to ensure a seamless and uniform land-
scape scheme throughout.
The project incorporated a broad and intensive public
outreach effort including multiple community and busi-
ness association meetings. Council members from the
Cities of Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach, along with
representatives of FDOT, Mayport Naval Station, the
Cities of Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach Public Works
Departments and the City of Jacksonville Planning
Department collaborated on the project.


New Skipper For


USS Farraaut


-Photo courtesy of USS Samuel B. Roberts
Cmdr. Wallace G. Lovely turns over command of USS Samuel B. Roberts to Cmdr Chuck L. Sellers
during a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship on Dec. 2.


USS SBR Holds Change


Of Comi
From USS Samuel B. Roberts Public

USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG
58) held a change-of-command
ceremony at sea Dec. 2, while
conducting counter-illicit traf-
ficking operations in the Eastern
Pacific Ocean.
After serving as Commanding
Officer since June 2007, Cmdr.
Wallace G. Lovely turned over
command to Cmdr. Chuck L.
Sellers.
Sellers stated that he was very
excited to be taking over com-
mand of the ship from Lovely.
"USS Samuel B. Roberts is one
of the best ships in the Navy
due to Commander Lovely's
leadership and it is an honor to
receive the mantle of command
from him," said Sellers.
Lovely began his command
tour near the end of a coun-
ter-illicit trafficking deploy-
ment during the summer of
2007. During that deploy-
ment, Samuel B. Roberts pro-
vided Humanitarian support


mand At
to Nicaragua in the wake of
Hurricane Felix and partici-
pated in PANAMAX 2007, an
annual multi-national maritime
exercise.
Upon return to the ship's
homeport in Mayport, Fla. in
September 2007, Samuel B.
Roberts went into a Selected
Restricted Availability period to
gear up the ship's material con-
dition for an upcoming train-
ing cycle. During the availabil-
ity, Samuel B. Roberts' Supply
Department worked diligently
to acquire significant habit-
ability funds, which were used
to improve morale and living
conditions. Under Lovely's
leadership, Samuel B. Roberts'
Mess Decks, Chief's Mess and
Wardroom all saw significant
improvements. The crew's
lounge, named the "B's Nest,"
was also completely renovated
to include new computer work-
stations, new couches, and a TV
which is compatible with the
ship's Wii entertainment gam-


Sea
ing system.
To prepare for the cur-
rent deployment, Samuel B.
Roberts began a three-month
workup cycle, which includ-
ed an Aviation Certification
(AVCERT), Unit-Level Training
Assessment Certification
(ULTRA-C), and Unit-
Level Training Assessment
Engineering (ULTRA-E),
as well as training exercises
with Destroyer Squadron 24
(DESRON 24) during Group
Sail.
During his tour, Lovely
worked to form an inclusive
command atmosphere where all
Sailors from the most junior to
the most senior learned about
the ship's history and vision.
Now, when a new Sailor checks
onboard, no longer are they
immediately handed a ship's
ball cap as they cross the
Quarterdeck; new Sailors now
have a few days to learn Samuel
See SBR, Page 10


From USS Farragut
Cmdr. Philip Sobeck assumed
command from Cmdr. Scott
Dugan during a change of com-
mand ceremony on Dec. 5.
Dugan took command in June
of 2007. He led the Farragut
through two major dry-dock-
ings, the Basic Phase Training
Cycle, fulfilling duties as Air
Defense Commander for the
george washington Carrier
Strike Group, and most recent-
ly her maiden deployment in
support of Partnership of the
Americas 2008. Now it will
be CDR Sobeck's turn to rise
to the challenge of continuing
Farragut's reputation for excel-
lence and the fighting spirit
evidenced in the ship's motto,
"Prepared for Battle!"
Sobeck enlisted in October
of 1985 as a Machinist Mate
(nuclear). He was then appoint-
ed to the United States Naval
Academy, where he graduated
in 1991.
At sea, Sobeck has served on
numerous ships in the Atlantic
Fleet including Auxiliaries
and Main Propulsion Assistant
on USS Hawes (FFG 53),
Plankowner and CIC Officer
on USS Gonzalez (DDG 66),
Operations Officer on USS
McFaul (DDG 74) and Op-
erations Officer on the staff
of COMDESRON 50 and
Commander Middle East Force.
Sobeck's last sea assignment
was Commanding Officer
of MCM Crew Impervious
embarked on USS Avenger
(MCM 1) and USS Ardent
(MCM 12).
Ashore, Sobeck has served as
PERS 410(b) Bureau of Naval
Personnel, Executive Assistant
to the Commandant U.S. Naval
Academy, and Fellow in the
Washington DC Intern Program.
Sobeck's last assignment was
deputy director for Flag Officer
management and detailing,
BUPERS Liaison, Washington,
D.C.
Dugan is a native of Flushing,
New York. A 1988 graduate


modr. Scott uugan
of the University of Rochester,
he earned a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Economics. He
received his officer commis-
sion through the Naval Reserve
Officers Training Corps Pro-
gram. At sea, Commander
Dugan served his division offi-
cer tour as Combat Information
Center Officer and Damage
Control Assistant in USS Leahy
(CG 16). He served his depart-
ment head tours as Operations
Officer in USS Rentz (FFG 46),
Operations Officer in Destroyer
Squadron Seven (CDS 7),
and First Lieutenant in USS
Constellation (CV 64). He
served as executive officer in
USS Sides (FFG 14), deploy-
ing to the Western Pacific and
Indian Ocean in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, Dugan served as a
Cruise Missile Instructor dur-
ing the standup of the Afloat
See Farrgut, Page 10


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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008


Jacksonville Household Hazardous Waste,


E-Waste Mobile Collection Schedule Announced


From the city ofJacksonville
The City of Jacksonville
Solid Waste Division will
host six household hazardous
waste and electronic waste (e-
waste) mobile collection events
throughout the city.
The 2008-2009 schedule is as
follows:
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
*Oceanway Park, 12215 Sago
Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
*Ed Austin Regional Park,
3450 Monument Road
Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.


*Blue Cypress Park, 4012
University Blvd. N.
Saturday, March 14, 2009,
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Crystal Springs Park, 9800
Crystal Springs Road
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
*Mandarin Park, 14780
Mandarin Road
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
*Atlantic Beach City Hall
parking lot, 800 Seminole Road
E-Waste
With the impending digital
television transition (DTV) and
the approaching holiday season,
the division is also prepared


to accept e-wastes as residents
replace older televisions and
other electronics.
Residents are encouraged to
utilize a mobile collection or
the Household Hazardous Waste
Facility, 2675 Commonwealth
Ave., for the recycling of
electronic wastes. The HHW
Facility is open Monday through
Saturday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Types of waste which may
be brought to one of the mobile
events or to the HHW Facility
include:
Televisions, computer moni-
tors, computer terminals, CPUs,
keyboards, printers, scanners,
stereo equipment, radios, VCRs,


DVDs, camcorders, desk and
mobile phones, pagers, power
tools, small kitchen appliances
(i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens),
health and beauty appliances.
There is a limit of 3 Cathode
Ray Tubes (CRTs) and televi-
sions per customer.
These items will be collected
as part of normal garbage col-
lection service if left at the curb.
However, once these items enter
the waste stream with normal
garbage they cannot be recycled
and are disposed of in the land-
fill.
These items are only collect-
ed from residences. Businesses
should check for available recy-


cling centers to arrange for the
recycling and/or disposal of any
e-wastes.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous wastes
cannot be collected curbside
with regular trash. Residents
may bring these items, however,
to one of the scheduled mobile
collection events or they may
take items to the Household
Hazardous Waste Facility locat-
ed at 2675 Commonwealth Ave.
Types of waste which may
be brought to one of the mobile
events or to the HHW Facility
include: paint, paint thinners
and paint strippers, recharge-
able batteries, photographic


chemicals, thermometers and
thermostats, drain cleaners,
pool chemicals, aerosol cans,
pesticides, antifreeze, fertilizer,
acids, gun powder, ammunition
and fireworks, fluorescent bulbs
and tubes, including CFL light
bulbs
For more information or to
arrange for special handling
of unusual waste material, call
(k"'4) 630-CITY (2489) or visit
www.coj.net keyword search
hazardous waste. For more
information on the national
transition to digital television,
visit www.coj.net key word
search DTV


Organizations Make It Easy To Send Holiday Cards


From DoD
Holidays are just around the
corner, and for those looking to
send a card, gift or care package
to troops who will not be able to
spend this time of the year with
their families and friends, there
are many options available to
send your gratitude and holiday
cheer to our service members.
American Red Cross and
Pitney Bowes' Holiday Mail
for Heroes


For the second year, the
American Red Cross and Pitney
Bowes will deliver one mil-
lion holiday cards to service
members, families and veterans
around the world. Please send
your cards, with a greeting such
as "Dear Service Member" to
the address below:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-
5456


All cards will be screened and
reviewed before they are sent
to service members, families
and veterans, and must be post-
marked no later than December
10, 2008. For more informa-
tion, please see: http://www.
redcross.org/email/saf/ Free
cards are available to download
and print on the Red Cross Web
site and you may even post your
greetings on the Red Cross'
Facebook page, which Red


Cross volunteers will then put
into cards for you.
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center will no longer
accept cards addressed to "A
Recovering American Soldier"
and hospital officials encourage
those interested to send their
cards through the Holiday Mail
for Heroes program.
AAFES Gift Cards
You can send AAFES Gift
Cards, which are redeem-


able at any AAFES, Navy or
Marine Corps exchange facil-
ity worldwide, to service mem-
bers through different organiza-
tions, including the Red Cross,
Fisher House and USO. Please
see https://thor.aafes.com/gcs/
default.aspx for more informa-
tion.
Operation USO Care Package
For $25, you can sponsor a
care package worth $75 that will
be sent to a deployed service


member. https://www.uso.org/
donate/custom.aspx?id=565&
America Supports You
Homefront Groups
Find out more information on
nonprofit groups that support
our service members through
care packages, donating airline
miles, scholarships or wounded
warrior care. hlip %\\%\ iincii-
casupportsyou.mil/americasup-
portsyou/help.html


Base Chapel


Holiday Calendar


From Staff
Base Chapel has released its
holiday calendar for Catholic
and Protestant services. Catholic
dates are as follows:
Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Greening of the Chapel
Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m. and 7
p.m., Mass for Immaculate
Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary
Dec. 24, 5 p.m., Vigil Mass of
Christmas
Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Mass of The


Mayport Thanks Students


Nativity of the Lord
Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Mass for
Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of
God
Protestant service dates are as
follows:
Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Greening of the Chapel
Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.,
Christmas Cantata
Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m.,
Children's Pageant
Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas
Eve Candlelight Service


American Red Cross


Teaches CPR, AED


From American Red Cross
American Red Cross is offer-
ing first aid, CPR and AED
programs Dec. 13 from 9:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the USO on
Mayport Road.
The programs are designed to
give participants the confidence
to respond in an emergency
situation with skills that can
save a life. Red Cross courses
prepare participants to prevent
and respond to life-threatening
emergencies.
Adult, Infant and Child
CPR and First Aid with AED-
Teaches emergency procedures
that prepare individuals to deal


with breathing and cardiac emer-
gencies for infants and children
(birth to age 8) and adults (age
9 and up), and administering
first aid to all ages. Participants
learn techniques such as rescue
breathing, chest compressions,
CPR and Automated External
Defibrillation; as well as ban-
daging, splinting and treatment
for burns.
Anyone with a Military ID
card gets a $5 discount.
For more information or to
register, please call the Mayport
Service center at 246-1395.


Rougheads Release


Holiday Greeting
By MC2(SW) our shipmates who are serving
Rebekah Blowers forward. Because of them, we
( ofNaval Operations Public can enjoy this special time,"
Adm. Roughead said.
Chief of Naval Operations "Wherever you are spending
(CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead the holidays this year, please
and his wife, Ellen, released know that we appreciate your
a holiday greeting to the fleet service. What you do preserves
Dec. 6. our way of life and makes a
CNO and Mrs. Roughead difference in our Navy and our
wished Sailors and their fami- nation," Mrs. Roughead said.
lies serving at home and abroad They also reminded Sailors
a safe and happy holiday sea- and their families to use good
son. judgment and to be responsible
"While we all celebrate the while celebrating.
holiday at home with friends To view the holiday greeting,
and family, let's keep in mind visit www.navy.mil.

Deployed Crews Receive

Phone Cards For Holiday


By Kristine M. Sturkie
Navy Exchange Service Command
Public.,-,
The Navy Exchange Service
Command (NEXCOM) and
AT&T announced Dec. 4 that
for the seventh consecutive hol-
iday season, military members
underway will be given free
phone cards to call loved ones
back home.
"We are very excited to be
able to provide these free phone
cards once again to our mili-
tary members who are away
from home during the holi-
day season," said Jennie Zack,
NEXCOM personal telecom-
munications specialist.
"Our military members do so
0ooo


much for us throughout the year.
This is our way of saying 'thank
you' for all the work you do."
Each Sailor, Marine and
Coast Guard member who
will be deployed during the
December holiday season
aboard Navy ships or Coast
Guard vessels equipped with
AT&T Direct Ocean Service
phones will receive a $10 pre-
paid phone card. Sailors who
will be deployed on subma-
rines will also receive a card.
NEXCOM expects to distribute
nearly 38,000 free phone cards
during the holidays.


-Photo submitted
Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Aaron Bowman, and CMDCM (SW/AW) Deborah Davidson present certifi-
cates of recognition to the Fletcher High School band and chorus students who preformed at the Navy Ball.



Navy Children Can SOAR With


Online Educational Tool


From Fleet and Family Readiness Mar-
keting, Commander, Navy Installations
Command, Millington Detachment
Navy children now have
access to a free Web site that
provides students and parents
with educational resources.
Navy Child and Youth
Programs is bringing SOAR,
Student Online Achievement
Resources (SOAR), to Navy
families through a grant from
the Department of Defense, in
partnership with the University
of Northern Iowa, The Princeton


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
month
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.

Interdenominational
MOPS (Mothers of
Pre-Schoolers)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
9:15 a.m.
For more information contact
MOPS coordinator at maypo-
rtmops@yahoo.com

Marriage
Contact Chaplain 6 months
prior. PREP is required

For more information, call
270-5212.


Review, Houghton Mifflin and
the Military Impacted Schools
Association.
"SOAR offers tools that can
identify academic strengths and
weaknesses in math and reading
for students in grade 3 through
high school," said Chuck
Clymer, Navy Child and Youth
Programs education manager,
Commander, Navy Installations
Command.
"With Navy families being
highly mobile, SOAR provides


assessments that are aligned
with state learning standards
and provides immediate feed-
back to students and parents."
According to Clymer, the
Web-based tool can be used to
instruct students in math, read-
ing and language arts through
interactive tutorials. The les-
sons are self-guided and have
audio components so students
can work independently or with
their parents.
SOAR also provides parents


with educational resources writ-
ten specifically for them. They
can access their child's account
to see how their child has per-
formed on the tutorial activi-
ties and tests. Links to state
Web sites and other educational
resources can help parents learn
more about a state or district
that the family may be moving
to in the future.
For more information on
SOAR, visit www.soarathome.
org.


NSvi i MAYPO FLORIDA


Naval Station Mayport
Capt. A aron Bow m an .................................................................. ................. Com m and ing O officer
C m d r. 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 u stin ......................................................... ............ ....................... ....... P u blic A affairs O officer
M C 1 H weather Ew ton ............................................................................... D deputy Public Affairs O officer
IC2 Paul Fenn ....................................................................................... A assistant Public A affairs O officer
Pa ig e G n a n n .................................................................................................. .............................EEd ito r
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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008 3


CNO Selects FLTCM West To Serve As MCPON


By MC2(SW)
Rebekah Blowers
Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO),
Adm. Gary Roughead announced his selec-
tion of Fleet Master Chief (FLTCM) (SS/
SW) Rick D. West, as the 12th Master Chief
Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) in
NAVADMIN 349, dated Dec. 5.
West is currently serving as Fleet Master
Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and pre-
viously served as Fleet Master Chief, U.S.
Pacific Fleet. He brings to this assignment
27 years of fleet experience, including six
tours at sea highlighted by leadership posi-
tions aboard submarines and surface ships.
In addition to his experience as Fleet Master
Chief in the Pacific and Atlantic, he served
as Chief of the Boat in USS Portsmouth
(SSN 707), Command Master Chief in USS
Preble (DDG 88), and Submarine Squadron
11, and Force Master Chief, Submarine
Force U.S. Pacific Fleet.
"From my earliest days in the Navy, and
throughout my career, Chief Petty Officers
have shaped and influenced me. Master
Chief West has the experience, insight and
confidence to continue to provide me that
which I need to hear, not want to hear. He
will have that degree of access and trust. I
look forward to working closely with him


FLCM Rick West


in all that is ahead," Roughead said.
In the NAVADMIN, Roughead also
praised MCPON (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa
Jr., who took the helm in July 2006, citing
numerous milestones Campa achieved in
his time serving as the senior enlisted mem-
ber of the Navy.
"MCPON Campa can take great pride in


USS


-Photo courtesy of USS Taylor
USS Taylor's Rescue and Assistance Team boards FGS Spessart
while conducting training during Turkish Exercise Dogu Akdeniz
2008.


his many contributions during his watch.
His extraordinary leadership, keen insight,
and sound judgment enhanced the role of
the Chief Petty Officer. He authored the
Chief Petty Officer's mission, vision, guid-
ing principles, revitalized the Master Chief
Petty Officer of the Navy's Leadership
Mess, and empowered Fleet, Force, and
Command Master Chiefs. Most important-
ly, he re-established the deckplate leader-
ship that is the essence of a U.S. Navy
Chief Petty Officer. His efforts significant-
ly increased the impact of Navy Senior
Enlisted Leaders and, in doing so, improved
the readiness of the Navy," Roughead said.
The Master Chief Petty Officer of the
Navy serves as an advisor to the Chief
of Naval Operations and to the Chief of
Naval Personnel in matters of importance
to enlisted personnel and their families.
The MCPON is also an advisor to the
many boards focused on enlisted personnel
issues; is the enlisted representative of the
Department of the Navy at special events;
may be called upon to testify on enlist-
ed personnel issues before Congress; and,
maintains a liaison with enlisted spouse
organizations.


Taylor Hits


By Ensign Lauren McCabe
USS Taylor
As we pass the mid-point of
our deployment, USS Taylor has
taken part in two major North
Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) exercises since leaving
Mayport in August.
Currently, Taylor is playing
a vital role in Operation Active
Endeavor as part of Standing
NATO Maritime Group 1
(SNMG-1) in the Mediterranean
Sea.
Exercise Noble Midas 2008
is an annual NATO exercise
conducted in the Mediterranean
Sea. This year, Noble Midas
served as the certification
exercise for Standing NATO
Maritime Group 2. It was a
training exercise that consisted
of over 30 naval vessels, sub-
marines, airplanes, and helicop-
ters from 16 different countries.
The primary mission of this
exercise was to flex the NATO
Reactionary Force's (NRF)
ability to enforce sanctions and
embargos imposed by NATO.


Taylor was part of the oppo-
sition force, and did a super
job harassing and testing of the
NRF. Taylor forced its way
through blockades, illegally
searched cargo vessels, and ulti-
mately initiated a confrontation
with the NRF forces, all part of
flexing the NRF's application of
rules of engagement and their
response to various "real world"
situations.
Shortly after concluding
Exercise Noble Midas 2008,
Taylor was asked to take part
in the annual Turkish Exercise
Dogu Akdeniz 2008. This exer-
cise consisted of four phases
beginning with simple famil-
iarization between ships and
ending in simulated asymmetric
warfare. The NATO and Turkish
ships were put through an
extensive Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nerve
(CBRN) Defense drill while
inport Askaz, Turkey. The final
phase of the exercise provided
valuable Visit Board Search and
Seizure exercises, Rescue and


MCPON-Select Looks

forward to Working with

Sailors Around the Fleet


From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Af-
fairs
The U.S. Fleet Forces
Command fleet master chief,
selected as the 12th mas-
ter chief petty officer of the
Navy (MCPON) Dec. 5, says
he looks forward to working
with Sailors around the fleet.
Master Chief (SW/SS)
Rick West, a native of Rising
Fawn, Ga., is currently serv-
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Command fleet master chief
in Norfolk. He will relieve
MCPON (SW/FMF) Joe R.
Campa Jr., who took the helm
in July 2006, later this month.
"It's an exciting time per-
sonally, professionally, and
I'm honored," said West.
"I look forward to working


with and for the Sailors of our
great Navy and the opportuni-
ties that lie ahead."
The master chief petty
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as an advisor to the chief of
naval operations and to the
chief of naval personnel in
matters dealing with enlisted
personnel and their families.
The MCPON is also an advi-
sor to the many boards deal-
ing with enlisted personnel
issues; is the enlisted repre-
sentative of the Department
of the Navy at special events;
may be called upon to testify
on enlisted personnel issues
before Congress; and main-
tains a liaison with enlisted
spouse organizations.


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Assistance Drills, small boa
attack and low slow flyer train-
ing. Taylor and her crew did a
phenomenal job reacting to al
simulated attacks and training
evolutions.
Taylor is currently employee
in the Mediterranean Sea par.
ticipating in Operation Active
Endeavor. This is a three
week operation which assures
the safety and security of the
Mediterranean for all shipping
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As the holiday season
approaches, Taylor will detach
from Standing NATO Maritime
Group 1 (SNMG1) to con-
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in support of Sixth Fleet the
Mediterranean, Aegean and
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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008


Dec. 11: Bowling Turkey
Shoot. 10:30 a.m.-I p.m. and
5 p.m.-close at Fast Lanes
Bowling Center. Bowl three
strikes in a row and win a tur-
key. $1 per try. Limit one turkey
per person. Pick up turkey on
Dec. 18. 270-5377
Dec. 11-12: Free 27-Point
Vehicle Inspections. 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Auto Skills Center.
Drop-ins welcome. 270-5392
Dec. 11: Thursday Team
Trivia. 7-9 p.m. at Bogey's.
Free to play; everyone is wel-
come. 270-5143


Dec. 15: Sports Program
Holiday Stand-down.
Intramural sports resume on Jan.
12 with Intramural Basketball
and Graybeard Basketball sea-
sons currently in progress. 270-
5451
Dec. 15: Texas Hold 'Em
(All Hands). 7 p.m. every
Monday at Castaway's Lounge.
Free to enter. Everyone wel-
come. 270-7205
Dec. 18: Thursday Team
Trivia. 7-9 p.m. at Bogey's.
Free to play; everyone is wel-
come. 270-5143


Liberty Call


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.
Dec. 11: Comedy Zone Trip.
6:15 p.m. departure from Planet
Mayport (Free).
Dec. 13: Jeff Dunham Live.
Cost is $30 and includes trans-
portation and admission. Trip
departs at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Jaguars vs. Packers
Game Trip. Cost is only $5.
Trip departs at 11 a.m.


Dec. 15: Texas Hold 'Em.
7 p.m. every Monday at
Castaway's Lounge. Free to
enter. Everyone welcome.
Dec. 18: Jaguars vs. Colts
Game Trip. Cost is only $5.
Trip departs at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Orlando Magic vs.
LA Lakers Trip. Cost is only
$15 and includes transportation
to and from Orlando and admis-
sion. Trip departs at 3 p.m.
Dec. 21: Ice Skating Trip.
Cost is only $5 and includes
transportation, skates and skate
pass. Trip departs at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 23: Bowling
Tournament. Free tournament
at Fast Lanes Bowling Center


begins at 6 p.m. Transportation
will be provided from Planet
Mayport.
Dec. 25: Planet Mayport is
Open Christmas Day. Holiday
hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dec. 27: Golf Scramble.
Free golf tournament at
Windy Harbor Golf Club.
Transportation provided from
Planet Mayport departing at 1
p.m.
Dec. 28: Indoor Rock
Climbing Trip. Cost is $5 and
includes admission and trans-
portation. Trip departs at 12
noon.


M WR Sports/Fitness


Happenings


Dec. 31: New Year's Eve 0
Celebration (All Hands).
Neurotic Butterfly plays 9 p.m.-
1 a.m. at Castaway's Lounge
plus free hours d'oeuvres and A fun-filled aftet
drink specials. 270-7205 or
7198 Sun
Jan. 1: New Year's Day Sun
Bingo Extravaganza. 1
12:30 p.m. start at Beachside 12:30 p.m. st
Community Center. Tickets on Admission: C
sale now at Bingo; $125 per.
person. Ticket includes buffet Includes bingo, pi;
dinner, bingo, prize drawings, and one (1) ticket 1
champagne and party favors. All kids will go hon
270-7204


-noon of Bingo for children and their parents.

day, Dec. 14, 2008
:art at Beachside Community Center

$10 per person
zza, soda, cookies
for the prize drawings. MAYPORT


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Adults must be
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Prizes will be awarded to
both children and adults.

Santa will stop by
with treats for all!

Event Info:
(904) 270-7204
(904) 270-5145


A new fitness schedule is now
in effect.
The Surfside Fitness schedule
is as follows:
Monday
7 a.m., TRX with Ruthie and
Emily
9:30 a.m., Power Walking
with Ruthie
9:30 a.m., Broken Hearts with
LaPlace
1 p.m., Moms in Motion with
Traci
4:30 p.m., Zumba with Emily
Tuesday
6:30 a.m., Yoga with Mia
9:30 a.m., Lolmpact with
Emily
11:30 a.m., Advanced Mind
Body with Mia, Ruthie and
Emily
1 p.m., Strength Solutions
& Flexibility Fix-Ups with
LaPlace
Wednesday
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
LaPlace
1 p.m., Moms in Motion with


From CPOSA
Chief Petty Officer Spouse
Auxiliary's purpose is to pro-
vide a forum for Senior Enlisted
Spouses as well as provide lead-
ership and mentoring for spous-
es of junior Sailors. It was
started in 2006 and active mem-
bers must be spouses of a Chief
Petty Officer, active, reserve, or
retired.
In addition to monthly meet-
ings (held the fourth Thursday


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


every month in Building 1
Room 114) at 6 p.m., CPOSA
holds fundraisers throughout the
year to fund activities for CPO
spouses and actively support
the Mayport Chief Community.
This meeting will be for elec-
tions.
For questions about or more
information on CPOSA con-
tact mayportcposa @comcast.
net.


Pump with Traci
11:30 a.m., Resistance with
Traci
3 p.m., Conditioning for
Running with LaPlace
4:30 p.m., Spinning
5:45 p.m., Fitness Equipment
Training with LaPlace
Wednesday
7 a.m., Cardio, Combat and
CORE with Traci
11:30 a.m., Spinning with
Traci
Thursday
7 a.m., Command Jump and
Jab with Ruthie
11:30 a.m., Row-bics with
Ruthie
3 p.m., Victory PRT with Mia
Friday
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

~Fellowship
of Christian
Athletes


Dec. 12: Freedom Friday,
Holiday Movie Night. 7-11
p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Cost is $7 in advance
or $9 the day of. Space is lim-
ited; early registration is rec-
ommended. Open to children in
grades K-5*. 270-5680
Dec. 14: Family Christmas
Bingo. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside
Community Center for parents
(or grandparents) and children
ages 3-16. Admission fee is $10
and includes bingo, pizza, soda,
cookies and one ticket for the
prize drawings. Everyone pays;
everyone plays. Tickets on sale
at ITT and Bingo. Limit 300
tickets available. 270-5145 or
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Dec. 20: Teen Holiday
Survivor Party. 5-9 p.m. at
Club Teen. Open to middle and
high school ages. 270-5680
Dec. 22: Holiday Scavenger
Hunt. 3 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center for grades K-
5th. 270-5680
Dec. 22: Teen Movie Night.
5-7 p.m. at Club Teen for mid-
dle and high school ages. Soda
and popcorn will be served.
270-5680
Dec. 23: Elementary
Christmas Party. 5:30-7 p.m.
at the Youth Activities Center
for grades K-5th. Cost is $3.
270-5680
Dec. 23: Teen Christmas
Party. 7:30-10 p.m. at Club


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Dec. 29: Holiday Treasure
Hunt. 3 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center for grades K-
51. 270-5680
Dec. 29: Teen Movie Night.
5-7 p.m. at Club Teen for mid-
dle and high school ages. Soda
and popcorn will be served.
270-5680
Dec. 30: Elementary New
Year's Party. 5:30-7 p.m. at
the Youth Activities Center for
grades K-5th. Cost is $3. 270-
5680
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December is recognized as
National Drunk and Drugged
Driving Awareness Month to
raise awareness of the human
toll that driving impaired can
take. It serves to remind us dur-
ing the holiday season and year-
round that celebrating responsi-
bly and avoiding driving under
the influence of alcohol is the
right thing to do.
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention report
36 people in the United States
die everyday and about 700
more are injured in motor vehi-
cles accidents that involve an
alcohol-impaired driver.
According to the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office (JSO), from
Jan. 1 to Dec. 2, 2008, the Traffic
Homicide Unit, the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Neptune
Beach Police Department
and the Atlantic Beach Police
Department have responded to
122 traffic fatalities. Of those,
36 drivers were confirmed driv-
ing under the influence.
The JSO indicates nearly 1/3


of all traffic fatalities in Florida
involve impaired drivers. A
person with a .08 Blood Alcohol
Content (BAC) is considered
driving under the influence
(DUI) in Florida. However, you
can be arrested and convicted
with a lower limit. Florida law
prohibits the possession of open
containers of alcoholic bever-
ages in a motor vehicle. And
anyone under the age of 21 with
a BAC of .02 or above will
automatically lose their driv-
ing privileges if apprehended.
Florida takes a "zero tolerance"
stance.
The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA)
states about three in every ten
Americans will be involved in
an alcohol-related crash at some
point in their lives. In one year,
more than 1.4 million drivers
were arrested for driving under
the influence of alcohol or nar-
cotics. This accounts for less
than 1 percent of the 159 mil-
lion self-reported episodes of
alcohol-impaired driving among
U.S. adults each year. From


these statistics it is clear that
more Americans are driving
under the influence. NHTSA
offers some tips for keeping
you, your family and friends
safe for the holidays.
First, plan ahead. Always
designate a non-drinkiking driver
before any holiday party or cel-
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the keys. Do not let a friend
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6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008


Pearl Harbor Remembered Aboard Mayport Ship


-Photos by MC1(SW/AW) Heather Ewton Pearl Harbor attack survivors attended the annual memorial service held Dec. 7 aboard USS
Pearl Harbor Survivors Charles Ellis and Alan Cory salute during the National Anthem at the begin- Mclnerney. This annual event has been held in conjunction with Mayport since 1966. Survivors
ning of the Pearl Harbor Day Memorial aboard USS Mclnerney. included Alan Cory, Charles Ellis, Edward Kemic, Duane Reyelts and Harold Saly.


Representatives from Fleet Reserve Association throw bouquets overboard in honor of the service members who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor Day attacks, signaling the beginning of World War Ilfor
America. More than 200 veterans and family members spent the day aboard USS Mclnerney in remembrance of the day.


From Staff
More than 200 veterans spent
a day at sea aboard the USS
Mclnerney (FFG 8) on Dec. 7
in remembrance of those who
lost their lives during the 1941
attack at Pearl Harbor.
Sponsored by the Mayport
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290, this annual com-
memorative service has been a
Mayport tradition since 1966.
Guests from various veterans'
organizations, including Pearl
Harbor survivors attended this
year's observance.
Ceremonies included a
memorial service, wreath laying
and burial at sea.


A woman throws kisses a rose that she is about to toss overboard in USS Mclnerney Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Either Wheeler, hands aflag to a spouse after a burial
remembrance of her father, at sea ceremony. Mclnerney released ashes from 11 veterans during the Dec. 7 deployment.














THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008 7


HSL-42 Crew Supports Iwo Jima ESG


-Photo by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky and MC1 Eric L. Beauregard
Above, Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class David Hudson monitors vertical replenishment procedures from an SH-60B Sea Hawk heli-
copter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 during a replenishment at sea between the Military Sealift
Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf
is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area
of responsibility.Right, An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 assigned to the
guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) lowers pallets onto the fantail of the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS
Catawba (T-ATF 168) during a vertical replenishment.




Sailors Benefit As Navy Upgrades Detailing

By MCC(SW) Maria Yager all Sailors throughout the orders CMS/ID will display a sepa- Although all Reserve Sailors Navy's Job Advertising and own careers. This functionality
NavyPersonnel CommandPublic negotiation process," said Vice rate category for jobs support- can currently apply online, this Selection System (JASS) and is part of the "Sailor Choice"
Adm Mark E Ferguson chief in g global war on terrorism nupgrade will bring near naritv JASS Career Management .. .


The Navy announced the
latest upgrade to Career
Management System Interactive
Detailing (CMS/ID) in a mes-
sage released Dec. 9.
CMS/ID is the Internet-based
career tool that allows enlisted
Sailors to research billets and
apply for their next assignment
through their career counselor.
"It will complement the cur-
rent process of working direct-
ly with the command career
counselor (CCC) and allow the
Sailor to be an active partner in
the orders negotiation process.
The CCC will still have the abil-
ity to view and submit Sailors'
job applications and should
continue to guide and mentor


-a-. . . . ,
of naval personnel.
An ongoing assessment and
operational test of CMS/ID fea-
ture a self-service option which
allows Sailors to apply for jobs
on CMS/ID directly, without the
assistance of a command career
counselor. The Navy is cur-
rently conducting this test on a
limited number of sea and shore
platforms. Currently all other
applications on CMS/ID are
submitted through career coun-
selors. A determination of when
all Sailors can apply online will
be made after the assessment is
complete.
Among the upgrades
announced in NAVADMIN
350/08:


(GWOT) assignments. GWOT
assignments are distinguished
in purple on the homepage and
within the jobs tab of CMS/ID,
making it easier for active-duty
Sailors to view and apply for
these career-enhancing and
rewarding positions.
CMS/ID will link the Navy
Enlisted Classification code
(NEC) to the NEC manual
which displays NEC details,
course convening dates and pre-
requisites for awarding of the
NEC.
CMS/ID will feature a ship-
board server option that allows
Sailors without Internet connec-
tivity on participating ships to
review and apply for billets.


between the Reserve component
and active component for a total
force system.
All Sailors should review
their professional data in CMS/
ID to verify accuracy and com-
pleteness. Pay specific attention
to perform-to-serve approval,
exceptional family member sta-
tus, security clearance, evalu-
ations and fitness reports and
NECs earned.
Sailors should also ensure
their contact information if cor-
rect in case their detailer has
any questions for the member
when considering and review-
ing applications.
CMS/ID continues to evolve
as the replacement for the


System (JCMS).
"CMS/ID puts a tool in
front of our Sailors. It allows
the Sailor to make the deci-
sion that will decide their next
duty assignment. They need
to combine this tool and the
advice from their chain of com-
mand to continue their suc-
cess in the Navy," said Chief
Navy Counselor (SW/AW)
Ryan Romes, CCC aboard USS
Pickney (DDG-91). Pickney is
one of the select platforms test-
ing the self-service application
of CMS/ID.
"Allowing Sailors to submit
their own applications provides
a proactive approach in empow-
ering Sailors to manage their


concept, which dates back to
the inception of JASS Career
Management System (JCMS) in
2004 and aligns with the CNP's
vision of a transparent and
seamless detailing process for
the Sailor," said Don Pellinen,
CMS/ID functional representa-
tive.
Sailors can access CMS/
ID from the Navy Personnel
Command home page by select-
ing the link CMS Interactive
Detailing.
For more information read
NAVADMIN 350/08 available
at www.npc.navy.mil.


NHC Renamed, Elevated To Command Status


From Naval History and Heritage Com-
mandPublic. ;-
The Naval Historical Center
was renamed the Naval History
and Heritage Command Dec.
1 to reflect the importance of
naval heritage to the Navy's
mission.
Retired Rear Adm. Jay A.
DeLoach was named the direc-
tor of the Naval Historical
Center in June of 2008. He
assumes responsibility for the
new command.
"We believe that historical
analysis is essential for naval


professionals and policymak-
ers," said DeLoach. "It is our
mission to preserve and inter-
pret the Navy's hard earned
experience and to protect and
publicize the history of those of
the sea services who sacrificed
to defend our nation."
"Knowledge of the Navy's
heritage enhances the morale
and motivation of our dedicated
enlisted personnel, our officers
and our devoted civilians. The
[Naval] History and Heritage
Command subscribes to the
statement of naval strategist,


historian and flag officer Alfred
Thayer Mahan when he said,
'Othe study of history lies at the
foundation of all sound military
conclusions and practice.'"
The renaming was precipi-
tated by the consolidation of
12 major U.S. Navy museums
under the Naval Historical
Center, which doubled the
center's personnel resources
and greatly increased its fiscal
responsibility.
The Naval History and
Heritage Command traces its
lineage to 1800 when then-


President John Adams asked
Benjamin Stoddert, the first
secretary of the Navy, to pre-
pare a catalog of professional
books for use by secretaries of
the Navy.
Today, the command's man-
agement center located in the
historic Washington Navy Yard
in Washington, is the principal
repository of the United States
Navy's institutional memory
for the operational fleet. At the
command is the Department of
Navy Library, a research insti-
tution, a reference service, pub-


lishers of Navy historic books,
and the curators of Navy arti-
facts and historic documents.
The maintenance and repair
of USS Constitution at the
Boston Navy Yard is a Naval
History and Heritage Command
responsibility. Constitution is
the oldest commissioned war-
ship afloat in the world. It
boasts 450,000 visitors per year.
The command also has an
underwater archaeology pro-
gram involved in research
including the science and tech-
nology used to locate and study


shipwrecks. The team has dived
on and recovered many historic
artifacts now on display at the
Navy museums.
Most archival and photo-
graphic collections are open
to researchers. Official duties
permitting, staff historians and
archivists advise researchers on
naval history at the command.
For more news from Naval
History and Heritage Command,
visit www.navy.mil/local/
navhist/.


Naval Academy Stomps Army In Football


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-Photo by MC2 Kristopher Wilson
The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen run off the filed after beating the U.S. Military Academy
Black Knights 34-0 in the 109th Army-Navy college football game at Lincoln Financial Field in
Philadelphia on Dec. 6.


-Photo by MCC Todd Cichonowicz
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen cheer the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen during the 109th
Army-Navy college football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. NS Mayport held a
special viewing of the game during a celebration at Beachside Community Center.














8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008


Oasis Galley


Weekday hours for The
Oasis Galley Are 6-7:30 a.m.
for breakfast, 11 a.m.-12:30
p.m. for lunch, and 4:30-6
p.m. for dinner. Weekend and
holiday hours are 8-9:30 a.m.
for breakfast, 11:30 a.m.-I
p.m. for brunch, and 4:30-
6 p.m. for dinner. The Oasis
Galley also offers a speedline
and hot bars Monday through
Friday. The Menu Line is 270-
6857. For Service Assistance,
call the Oasis Administration
Office at 270-5373. Breakfast
costs $2.10, lunch and dinner
is $3.85. The Menu is subject
to change by FSO due to food
availability. The Thanksgiving
meal is open to all personnel
with DoD Identification Card,
including retirees and family
members.
Friday, Dec. 12
Breakfast
Bacon
Turkey Sausage Patties
Pancakes
French Toast
Tater Tots
Oatmeal
Lunch
Cream Of Mushroom
Pizza
Spicey Chicken Wings
Waffle Fries


Potato Chips
Baked Beans
Tuna Melts
Green Beans
Carrots
Dinner
Cream Of Mushroom
Herbed Baked Chicken
Ravioli
Steamed Rice
Oven Browned Potatoes
Tangy Spinach
Corn
Chicken Gravy
Saturday, Dec. 13
Breakfast
Bacon
Turkey Sausage Links
Pancakes
French Toast
Hashbrowns
Grits
Lunch
Chicken And Rice Soup
Corn Dogs
Onion Rings
Peas And Carrots
Pancakes
Hashbrowns
Bacon
Dinner
Chicken And Rice Soup
Meatloaf
Chicken Tetrazzini
Steamed Rice
Mashed Potatoes


Succotash
Green Peas
Brown Gravy
Sunday, Dec. 14
Breakfast
Turkey Sausage Patties
Ham Slices
Pancakes
French Toast
Tater Tots
Oatmeal
Lunch
Corn ( IhoI dc
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Waffle Fries
Carrots
French Toast
Tater Tots
Turkey Sausage Patties
Dinner
Corn ( IhoI dc
Veal Patties
Bbq Chicken
Steamed Rice
Mashed Potatoes
Brown Gravy
Cabbage
Corn
Monday, Dec. 15
Breakfast
Sausage Links
Bacon
Pancakes
French Toast
Tater Tots
Grits


Lunch
Asian Stir Fry Soup
Sweet And Sour Pork
Chicken Adobo
Fried Rice
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Vegetable Stir Fry
Sesame Glazed Green Beans
Grilled Cheese Burgers
Baked Beans
French Fries
Dinner
Zesty Bean Soup
Braised Pork Chops
Meatloaf
Steamed Rice
Mashed Potatoes
Beets
Asparagus
Brown Gravy
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Breakfast
Corn Beef Hash
Turkey Sausage Links
Pancakes
French Toast
Hashbrowns
Oatmeal
Lunch
Chicken Noodle Soup
Tacos
Chicken Fajitas
Steamed Rice
Parsley Buttered Potatoes
Chicken Gravy
Mixed Vegetables


Cauliflower
Bbq Pork Sandwich
Baked Beans
French Fried Onion Ring
Dinner
Chicken Noodle Soup
Braised Beef Cubes
Dijon Baked Pork Chops
Egg Noodles
Steamed Rice
Broccoli
Squash
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Breakfast
Bacon
Ham Slices
Pancakes
French Toast
Tater Tots
Grits
Lunch
Cream Of Broccoli
Meat Sauce
Italian Sausage
Boiled Pasta
Italian Roasted Potatoes
Marinara Sauce
Mixed Vegetables
Cauliflower
Cannon Ball Sandwiches
French Fries
Onion Rings
Dinner
Cream Of Broccoli
Chicken Pot Pie
Roast Pork


Steamed Rice
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Brussel Spouts
Wax Beans
Brown Gravy
Thursday, Dec. 18
Breakfast
Sausage Links
Corn Beef Hash
Pancakes
French Toast
Hashbrowns
Oatmeal
Lunch
Clam C'hoi'dc i
Stuffed Fish
Steamship Round
Baked Potato Halves
Rice Pilaf
Broccoli
Corn On The Cob
Natural Pan Gravy
Dinner
Clam ( Iho' dcli
Cajun Roast Beef
Chicken Pot Pie
Oven Browned Potatoes
Brown Rice
Spinach
Carrots
Brown Gravy


FFSC Holds Workshops For Active Duty, Families
From FFSC Dec. 16, 9-11 a.m., Resume Walk-In Review are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty
The following classes and activities are offered m Assistance, FFSC self-talk, what "E + R = 0" means, and the roles
by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) 1I o V Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottletyme Playgroup,
and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required USO of stress and forgiveness in anger.
and childcare is not available. For more informa- O T-T Parents and children together meet to share Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, New Parent Support
tion about the classes or to register call 270-6600, Iour 1E nlis parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group Playgroup, USO
ext. 110. FFSC is located in Building One on invites professionals to address specific areas of
Massey Avenue. The NS Mayport Navy College Office concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We Dec. 19, 9-11 a.m., Credit Report, FFSC
Dec. 11, 9-11 a.m., Resume Walk-In Review (NCO) is arranging free English as a Second even take field trips several times a year to local Dec. 23, 9-11 a.m., Resume Walk-In Review


Assistance, FFSC
Dec. 11, 8-10:45 a.m., Stress Management,
FFSC
Stress is a normal part of everyone's life. It can
be energizing and a factor in motivating us. But
too much stress, without relief, can have debilitat-
ing effects. This program is designed to provide
participants with an understanding of what stress
is and how it affects them. It will also help par-
ticipants begin to look at their own lives and ways
they currently cope with stress. Participants will
be challenged to develop behavior and lifestyle
changes that will improve their ability to cope
with stress.
Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, New Parent Support
Playgroup, USO


Language (ESL) class on the base with
instructors from the Florida Community
College at Jacksonville (FCCJ).
The NCO will host an information meet-
ing in Building 460 on Dec. 8 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Staff will be available to answer
your questions, and enroll ESL students for
the classes. The one-time application fee
will be $15.
Please contact Bridget Pogue at 270-6341
to sign-up for the information session.
Dec. 15-18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee
Workshop, Building 1 Room 104
Dec. 16, 9-11 a.m., Parenting Class, FFSC


parks, museums and playgrounds. 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. All children age four and below
are invited to attend. Dec. 18, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance, FFSC
Dec. 18, 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, unhap-
piness 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


Assistance, FFSC
Dec. 23, 9-11 a.m., Parenting Class, FFSC
Dec. 30, 9-11 a.m., Resume Walk-In Review
Assistance, FFSC


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Robert G. Bradley Begin
By Ensign Joshua Cowart help them improve their secu- African naval forces in basic
USSRobert G. 5.,. rity capacity. The crew will damage control (DC). RGB's
On the afternoon of 21 help train the naval forces of independent duty Corpsmen
November, the Sailors of USS the many African nations they will help to train personnel in
Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) set visit in Visit, Board, Search, medical procedures, and the
sail for what may prove to be and Seizure (VBSS) operations. Boatswain's Mates will conduct
one of the most interesting and VBSS teams are tasked with training in small boat handling
rewarding deployments of their boarding and securing suspect and seamanship evolutions.
naval careers: Africa Partnership vessels, conducting searches, In addition to training, ser-
Station (APS). obtaining intelligence, and vice members will also par-
Robert G. Bradley depart- detaining persons of interest. ticipate in community relations
ed Mayport for a scheduled RGB's VBSS teams will help (COMREL) opportunities. RGB
deployment in support of train security forces and naval Sailors will help to strengthen
AFRICOM. On deployment, boarding teams in this vital war- the bonds of friendship and
RGB will conduct Theater fare area, thus allowing African trust between the United States
Security Cooperation missions countries to deter illegal acts in and the many nations of Africa
to improve our interoperability their own waters. Additionally, by helping communities and
with our African partners and to RGB Sailors will help to train showing African citizens that


Navy Names Four Ships


After
From DoN
Secretary of the Na
Winter announced
names of four ne
and Clark-class di
ammunition ships
as Matthew Perry,
Drew, Washington i
and William McLea
the Lewis and Clark
named in honor of
explorers and pion
are being built by
Dynamics NASSCO
in San Diego, Calif.
The selection of
Perry, designated T
honors Navy Coi
Matthew C. Perry (17
who led a squadron
Japan in 1853 with t
opening that nation to
served during the Wa
and the Mexican-Ame
and was sent to supper
and the slave trade ii
Indies.
The selection of
Drew, designated T
honors Dr. Charles
(1904-1950), a phys
medical researcher w
neering work in the
and early 1940s led t
cover that blood cou
arated into plasma. T
for blood and plasm


American P
developed by Drew has saved
vy Donald untold lives and is the same
today the process used today by the Red
w Lewis Cross. In 1943, he became the
ry cargo/ first African-American surgeon
(T-AKE) to serve as an examiner on the
Charles American Board of Surgery. T-
Chambers AKE 10 will be the first Navy
an. All of ship named after Drew.
ships are The selection of Washington
American Chambers, designated T-
ieers and AKE 11, honors Navy Capt.
General Washington Irving Chambers
shipyard (1856-1934), a pioneer in naval
aviation. Responsible for the
Matthew Navy's nascent aviation activi-
T-AKE 9, ties, Chambers arranged the
mmodore world's first airplane flight
794-1858), from a warship. The Nov. 14,
of ships to 1910, flight by aviator Eugene
he aim of Ely on the light cruiser the USS
) trade. He Birmingham (CL-2) confirmed
ir of 1812 the potential of carrier-based
nrican War, naval aviation. T-AKE 11 will
press piracy be the first Navy ship named
n the West after Chambers.
The selection of William
f Charles McLean, designated T-AKE
-AKE 10, 12, honors William Burdette
R. Drew McLean (1914-1976), who
sician and conceived and developed the
hose pio- heat-seeking Sidewinder air-to-
late 1930s air missile while serving as a
to the dis- physicist for the Navy. During
ild be sep- World War II, McLean worked
The model on ordnance equipment and
la storage testing at the National Bureau of


pioneers
Standards in Washington, D.C.
Following the war, he moved to
the Naval Ordnance Test Station
in China Lake, Calif., where he
led the project team developing
the Sidewinder missile. T-AKE
12 will be the first Navy ship
named after McLean.
The T-AKEs are 689 feet
in length, have an overall
beam of 106 feet, a naviga-
tional draft of 30 feet and dis-
place approximately 42,000
tons. Powered by single-shaft
diesel-electric propulsion sys-
tems, the T-AKEs can reach a
speed of 20 knots. As part of
the Military Sealift Command's
(MSC) Naval Fleet Auxiliary
Force, the T-AKEs are desig-
nated United States Naval Ship
(USNS). Unlike their United
States Ship (USS) counter-
parts, the T-AKEs are crewed
by 124 civil service mariners
working for MSC, as well as
11 sailors who provide supply
coordination. When needed, the
T-AKEs can also carry a heli-
copter detachment.
More information on dry
cargo/ammunition ships can be
seen at http://www.msc.navy.
mil/factsheet/t-ake.asp More
MSC news can be seen at http://
www.navy.mil/local/MSC.


s AFRICOM Deployment


Americans take great interest in
and care about their welfare.
Shortly after setting sail,
RGB conducted an Underway
Replenishment Refueling
at Sea (RAS). The extra fuel
was required due to the fact
that RGB was diverted south
to avoid a large low pressure
weather system in the Eastern
Atlantic Ocean. On the morn-
ing of the 22nd, RGB rendez-
voused with USNS Kanawha
(TAO 196) and took on 17 thou-
sand gallons of marine grade
diesel fuel. The RAS was exe-
cuted flawlessly.
Also getting underway with

Farragut
Training Group Pacific. A
1995 graduate of the Naval
Postgraduate School, he earned
a Master of Science Degree in
Business Management. After
completing his Executive
Officer tour, he attended the
U.S. Naval War College and

SBR
B. Roberts' history from their
divisions and sponsors before
they go before the Commanding
Officer for their "Ball-capping
Ceremony," where they are
quizzed on the ship's history.
The Capping Ceremony offi-
cially welcomes new Sailors to
the Samuel B. Roberts Family
and helps them better under-
stand the ship's heritage and
values by which its Sailors are
expected to live.
In April, Lovely led a group
of Sailors to Bath, Maine
for the 20th Anniversary
Commemoration of the FFG 58
Mine Blast in the Persian Gulf
on April 14, 1988. This gave
Samuel B. Roberts Sailors the
opportunity to forge relation-
ships with the ship's namesake
survivor associations, a group of
individuals who helped rebuild
the ship after the tragic incident.
The ship's delegation retuned
from Bath, Maine with plans to
adorn the ship with bulkhead-
sized murals detailing the his-
tory of each of the three U.S.
Navy Ships that have gone by
the Samuel B. Roberts name-
sake.
The murals are now placed


the Bradleymen is Professor
Benjamin Hamby, a Program
for Afloat College Education
(PACE) instructor. Professor
Benjamin Hamby grew up
in the seacoast area of New
Hampshire, just a few miles
from the Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard. He earned his under-
graduate degree in Business
Administration from the
University of New Hampshire's
Whittemore School of Business
and Economics, and his
Master's degree in Philosophy
from San Francisco State
University. Professor Hamby
is teaching college classes on


earned a Master of Arts Degree
in National Security and
Strategic Studies with distinc-
tion in 2004. Additionally, he
is a graduate of the Joint Forces
Staff College and has completed
a tour as Operational Concepts
Branch Chief on the Joint


around the ship, in the ship's
store passageway, the serving
line passageway and the pas-
sageway leading into the crew's
lounge. These murals help paint
a vivid picture for the crew
about the history of the Samuel
B. Roberts.
For his achievements while
in command of Samuel B.
Roberts, Lovely was awarded
the Meritorious Service Medal.
He and his wife, Mary, are
transferring to Pearl Harbor for
Lovely's next assignment to
U.S. Pacific Command.
Sellers, who took over com-
mand, was a 1990 Virginia Tech
graduate with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Mathematics.
His most recent assign-
ment was as a student at the
Industrial College of the Armed
Forces from July 2007 until
he checked-in aboard Samuel
B. Roberts. Sellers, his wife
Chandra, and their four children
are now part of the Samuel B.
Roberts team.
On Oct. 5, Samuel B.
Roberts got underway for the
ship's current deployment to
the U.S. Southern Command
(SOUTHCOM) area of focus,


Ethics and Philosophy over the
next eight weeks to 42 Sailors
aboard RGB and they are proud
to have him aboard.
The Bradleymen have been
eagerly anticipating this excit-
ing deployment and are ready
to answer the call. Following
an extremely successful pre-
deployment training cycle,
RGB Sailors await the oppor-
tunity to put to the test all of
the skills that they have spent
the year refining, and they are
looking forward to furthering
the bonds of trust between the
United States and many African
nations.

From Page 1
Staff/J-8/Joint Theater Air and
Missile Defense Organization
(JTAMDO).
He will continue his impres-
sive naval career at the Office of
the Chief of Naval Operations
Staff, Assessment Division.

From Page 1
which encompasses the
Caribbean, Central and South
America and surrounding
waters.
One week prior to the change-
of-command, Samuel B. Roberts
was diverted from their coun-
ter illicit trafficking deployment
in the Eastern Pacific to pro-
vide aid and disaster relief to
Panamanians affected by recent
flooding in Panama.
During the deployment,
Samuel B. Roberts is under
the operational control of
U.S. Naval Forces Southern
Command (NAVSO) and U.S.
4th Fleet.
NAVSO, the Navy component
command of SOUTHCOM,
oversees maritime operations
throughout Latin America,
including exercises and deploy-
ments, counter illicit trafficking
support, and Theater Security
Cooperation events.
U.S. 4th Fleet is the num-
bered fleet assigned to NAVSO
exercising operational control
of U.S. Navy units temporally
operating in the SOUTHCOM
area of focus.


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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008 11


USS Roosevelt Honors Sailors' Last Wishes


By Ensign Sophia Fischer
USS Roosevelt Public. Officer
Sailors aboard the guided mis-
sile destroyer USS Roosevelt
(DDG 80) held a burial at sea
to send two former U.S. Navy
Sailors to their final resting
place off the coast of Africa
Nov. 23.
The remains of Navy veter-
ans Hull Technician 1st Class
Robert Hausinger, who served
for 30 years, and Aviation
Machinist's Mate Reciprocating
Engine Mechaniclst Class
John Marvin, who served for
20 years, were released to the
sea in a ceremony held on
Roosevelt's flight deck.
The burial service included
traditional ceremonial proce-
dures beginning with a scrip-
ture reading, and followed
by a prayer, the committal
of the Sailors to the sea, the
Benediction, and closing hon-
ors.
Thirty Roosevelt Sailors vol-
unteered in various roles during
the service.
Gas Turbine System
Technician (Mechanical) 3rd
Class Ashleigh Mixon, a native
of Cordele, Ga., was the bugler


for the ceremony.
"I have been playing the
trumpet for seven years, but this
was my first time performing in
a naval ceremony," said Mixon.
"I was honored to play Taps for
two of our departed shipmates."
Information System
Technician 1st Class Patrick
Miller recorded the service and
compiled the video footage onto
a DVD to provide the families.
"These two Sailors served
our Navy," said Miller. "This
was our way of saying thanks to
them, and it was an honor to be
a part of the ceremony."
Chief Fire Controlman Eric
Voegele served as the firing
squad leader during the tradi-
tional 21-gun salute.
"It's good for junior Sailors
to be able to participate in naval
honors and ceremonies, espe-
cially a ceremony such as this
one that has not changed much
over time," said Voegele.
An entry was made into
Roosevelt's deck log, mark-
ing the time and place, making
the burial a permanent part of
Roosevelt's history. The video,
photos, empty shell casings,
ceremonial flags, and a chart


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-Photo by CTM2 Leslie Wiscovitch
Gas Turbine Systems (Mechanical) Third Class Ashleigh Mixon plays TAPS.


Mine Warfare


'Shifts Colors'


To Southern


California


By Fifi Kieschnick
Naval Station Ingleside Public, ,
The Navy's mine warfare
community is "shifting col-
ors" from Texas to Southern
California. The mine warfare
ships, squadrons and support
units will begin to leave prior to
the end of this fiscal year 2009.
Sailors negotiating for
orders in support of mine war-
fare (MIW) should know that
the mine warfare commu-
nity is planning to move from
Ingleside, Texas, to Southern
California.
Naval Station Ingleside has
been the Center of Excellence
for Mine Warfare since the base
opened in 1992.
"Sailors know that there
is a fleet concentration area
here, specifically for surface
mine warfare," said Chief
Navy Counselor Malcolm T.
Schneider, Navy counselor for
the mine warfare community.
"Many Sailors who take
orders here are either from
Texas, want to retire here or
know that because there is a sur-
face mine warfare fleet concen-
tration here, they can go from
sea duty or shore duty and back
without moving their families,"
said Ingleside's Senior Enlisted
Leader Senior Chief Dewite
Wehrman.
However, Naval Station
Ingleside is slated to close in
September 2010, based on a
2005 Base Realignment and
Closure decision.
"The mine warfare com-
munity is shifting homeports
beginning Spring 2009," added
Schneider, an 18-year Navy
veteran who is a native of
Cleveland.
With that shift, goes the fleet
concentration center. The mine
ooo


countermeasures ships, along
with dedicated personnel, equip-
ment and support will move to
the San Diego area.
"As the transition of the ships
and staffs take place, supporting
systems such as CMS/ID (career
management system/identifica-
tion), will reflect the changes,"
Schneider said. "Sailors within
their projected rotation date
window now, who are negotiat-
ing for orders to any mine coun-
termeasures (MCM) crews or
ships, are headed to Southern
California, not Texas."
In addition to the MCM ships
moving, other mine warfare
commands moving to the West
Coast include MCM Crews,
MCM Class Squadron, MCM
Squadron 1, MCM Squadron 3,
Mobile Mine Assembly Group,
and Mobile Mine Assembly
Unit 15.
"Having realistic expecta-
tions and maintaining a posi-
tive outlook for the impending
move to San Diego is the best
thing that Sailors can do," said
Lt. Cmdr. Tracey Mays, who
manages Sea Special Programs
for Navy Personnel Command.
"As many of the Sailors in this
area have spent the majority of
their careers in Texas and with
the current economic situation,
many will be faced with vari-
ous challenges that will require
tough decisions. As such, com-
mand leadership is vital to
ensuring the smoothest transi-
tion possible for these Sailors."
Sailors interested in the
exceptional opportunities within
the mine warfare community,
should speak with a detailer or
command career counselor.


-Photo by CTM2 Leslie Wiscovitch
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The Burial at Sea was con-
ducted under the leadership of
Ensign Diane Cote, Roosevelt's
first lieutenant.
"Ceremonies such as these
allow Sailors to participate in
something bigger than them-
selves, to recognize those who
have gone before us," said Cote.
"Roosevelt is proud to have
been able to honor these two
men who together dedicated 50
years of service to the United
States of America."
Roosevelt is deployed to the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
to conduct Maritime Security
Operations (MSO). MSO helps
develop security in the mari-
time environment. From secu-
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-Photo courtesy of HSL-44
The Swamp Foxes of HSL-44 coordinated a fly-in to P.VP.V Ra1iiliig, Elementary School in Ponte Vedra. The aircrew and HSL-44
Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Rich Davis, stand iith students during the event.

Ponte Vedra Students Look


Skyward During HSL-44 Fly Over


By Lt.j.g.
Adam R. Shreders
HSL-44 PAO
On Dec. 2, the Swamp Foxes
of HSL-44 conducted a fly-in to
P.V.P.V. Rawlings Elementary.
Lt.j.g. Lynne Edwards was
at the controls, with Aviation
Warfare Systems Operator 2nd
Class Noleberto Arango and
Aviation Warfare Systems


Operator 2nd Class Dustin
Rethelford giving safety of
flight calls as Magnum 446
landed on the soccer field at
1000. The aircrew and HSL-
44 Commanding Officer, Cmdr.
Rich Davis, were greeted by
1,100 students from all grades.
After a brief photo opportu-
nity, the Swamp Foxes went
on the schools closed circuit


television for "morning news"
to give a question and answer
session with the students. Prior
to departure, the aircrew vis-
ited some of the classrooms for
some face-to-face time with
the students, giving more direct
details about the HSL mission
and the SH-60B Helicopter.
For the past five years, HSL-
44 has been volunteering at


PVPV/Rawlings Elementary,
helping to do everything from
moving equipment and spread-
ing mulch, to tutoring and read-
ing to students. The school reg-
ularly sponsors deployed sail-
ors, and today they greeted the
aircrew with American Flags,
made in art class and donations
they had collected for military
families in need.


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(CG 61) and the embarked air Detachment from HSL-44
Detachment 2.
Petraeus arrived on Monterey by helicopter from USS
Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in time to tour the ship, meet
the Sailors preparing the Thanksgiving meal, and participate
in an awards/pinning ceremony.
HSL-44 Detachment Two "The Hooligans," embarked
on USS Monterey, had the distinct honor of having five
of their personnel receive their Enlisted Aviation Warfare
Specialty (EAWS) pin that day from General Petraeus.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Hawk, Aviation
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Airman Powers all studied extremely hard to meet this career
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"As a detachment we are very proud of these five sailors
who have worked so hard to achieve their warfare qualifi-
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Charge. "I'm especially proud of the entire detachment in
that with these five complete, The Hooligans are 100 percent
warfare qualified. Having General Petraeus here to pin these
sailors makes this a moment that we all will never forget."
The General spoke to the crew informally after the cere-
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multiple deployments in support of the War on Terror.
HSL-44 Detachment Two has been deployed as an integral
part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group since
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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008 13


Southern Partnership Station Begins On Swift


By MC1 Daniel Ball
Southern Partnership Station Public

Military Sealift Command's
High Speed Vessel Swift
(HSV 2) along with various
embarked Navy, Marine Corps
and Air Force units departed
Louisiana Nov. 25 for a five-
month deployment in support
of Southern Partnership Station
(SPS).
Southern Partnership Station
is an annual deployment of
various specialty platforms to
the U.S. Southern Command
area of focus in the Caribbean
and Latin America. The mis-
sion's primary goal is informa-
tion sharing with navies, coast
guards, and civilian services
throughout the region.
"Southern Partnership Station
provides an excellent opportu-
nity to facilitate cooperation,
interaction and communication
between regional partners' civil
and maritime services," said
Rear Adm. Joseph D. Keman,
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Southern Command and U.S. 4th
Fleet. "Working together along-
side our partner nations, shar-
ing knowledge and experiences
through joint, multinational
and interagency exchanges will
help to build strong relation-
ships, improve interoperability


-Photo by MC1 Daniel Ball
The Military Sealift Command's High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV
2) prepares to deploy in support of Southern Partnership Station,
a five month mission to Central America, South America and
the Caribbean Basin. Swift has embarked Combined Task Group
40.9, comprised of Navy, Marine Corps and Naval Criminal
Investigative Service training teams and translators. These teams
will provide instruction to partner nations in various topics
including port security, small boat maintenance, combat lifesaving
and enlisted leadership.


and enhance regional maritime
security."
Military training teams and
subject matter experts embarked
on Swift will provide partner
nations with classroom and
hands-on training in a variety of


subjects.
"SPS provides us an oppor-
tunity to work with our
friends, build partnerships and
train together," said Cmdr.
Christopher K. Barnes, SPS
mission commander.


The ship is scheduled to visit
El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica,
Barbados and Colombia.
The mission is coordinated
through U.S. Naval Forces
Southern Command/U.S.
Fourth Fleet (NAVSO/ 4th Fleet)
with partner nations to meet
their specific training requests.
Swift embarked elements
of the Navy Expeditionary
Training Command from Naval
Amphibious Base Little Creek,
Va., Marine Corps Training
and Advisory Group from Fort
Story, Va., and Naval Criminal
Investigative Service Security
Training Assistance and
Assessment Team.
Members of the Navy
Expeditionary Training
Command will provide instruc-
tion in small boat operations,
maintenance and repair, board-
ing techniques, armed sentry,
search and rescue, combat life-
saving, leadership principles for
junior and senior partner nation
enlisted service members, and
instructor training.
The Marine Corps Training
and Advisory Group will advise
partner nation servicemembers
on a variety of different topics
including marksmanship, mar-
tial arts, and non-lethal weapons


tactics.
Naval Criminal Investigative
Service Security Training and
Assessment Team will provide
port security instruction and
advice.
Information systems tech-
nicians will help install and
instruct partner nation ser-
vicemembers on the use
of Integrated Automatic
Identification Systems (IAIS).
IAIS is a computer based vessel
identification program that pro-
vides ports and other ships with
real-time location and informa-
tion on friendly vessels within
their region.
"This is a great system, I real-
ly like the way it works," said
Information Systems Technician
2nd Class German Rodriguez,
IAIS instructor. "I'm excited
to interact with our friends and


show them the great things this
system can do."
As the Naval Component
Command of SOUTHCOM,
NAVSO's mission is to direct
U.S. Naval Forces operating
in the Caribbean, Central and
South American regions and
interact with partner nation
navies within the maritime
environment. Various opera-
tions include counter-illicit
trafficking, Theater Security
Cooperation, Humanitarian
Assistance and Disaster Relief,
military-to-military interaction
and bilateral and multinational
training.
Fourth Fleet is the num-
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exercising operational con-
trol of assigned forces in the
SOUTHCOM area of focus.


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Navy NASCAR


Driver Wins


Two Awards


From Navy Motorsports Public, --
The No. 88 Navy NASCAR
driver won two trophies at the
Nationwide Series awards ban-
quet Nov. 22 in Orlando, Fla.
Brad Keselowski, who
brought home both a third
place NASCAR Nationwide
Series driver's championship
and series Most Popular Driver
award, expressed sincere grati-
tude to the Navy and the fleet
for their support.
"I've had the chance to rep-
resent all the Sailors in the fleet
every weekend, and it's been
awesome." Keselowski said.
"You can't ask for more than
having the Navy as a sponsor
on your race car,"
Although 2008 is the last year
for Navy's sponsorship of the
No. 88 Chevy car, the Navy
team and Keselowski reached
a number of milestones for the
year.
First was Keselowski's
race win June 7 at Nashville
Superspeedway -- the Navy's
first in its seven years of
NASCAR sponsorship.
Then came the Navy and
Keselowski's first pole award
June 21 at The Milwaukee Mile,
followed by a second race win
by Keselowski and the No. 88
Navy team at the Bristol Motor
Speedway Aug. 22. In addition,
the team earned 11 top-fives
and 20 top-10 finishes.
"It was awesome to get my
first pole award and win this
season with the Navy. They
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and more than 200 Sailors from
the fleet had a front-row seat
to experience the Navy team's
success on-track.
Eight Sailors from each hon-
ored command received pit and
garage passes to a Nationwide
Series race, had their command
names on the hood of the Navy
car, received behind-the-scenes
tours of the NASCAR garage
area and got to get up close to
the Navy No. 88 race car, team,
driver and team owner, Dale
Earnhardt Jr.
From Norfolk to Hawaii and
from intelligence specialists to
sonar technicians to Navy div-
ers and most ratings in between,
the Navy was well-represented
by a diverse group of Sailors at
the race track each weekend.
"We are very proud of
Brad, and all of the team at JR
Motorsports for their perfor-
mance on track this season,"
said Navy Motorsports Program
Manager Andrea Ross. "We
appreciate the time both Brad
and Dale Junior spent with
Sailors when they visited fleet
commands this season. Brad
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14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, December 11, 2008


Calendar


On Base

Thursday, Dec. 11
USS Hue City command
holiday party will be on at One
Ocean Hotel & Spa (previously
known as the Sea Turtle Inn)
in Neptune Beach starting at 6
p.m. Cost varies by rank, and
there will be a cash bar. Please
come dressed in your holiday
best. If your service member
attends, they will have that
Friday off. If you have any
questions, please contact the
FRG board at huecityfrg66@0
gmail.com.
Saturday, Dec. 13
USS Hue City children's
holiday party will held at
the Ribault Bay Housing
Community Center on-base
from 1-4 p.m on. This is a new
location. Make sure you come
and see Santa! If you have any
questions, please contact the
FRG board at huecityfrg66@
gmail.com.
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, Dec. 11
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church presents "A Bethlehem
Visit": an interactive city, with
real animals and a cast of over
200 costumed participants por-
traying the local townspeople
and merchants in an active mar-
ketplace setting.
An entire 8,000 square foot
village is re-created to reflect
the City of Bethlehem the way
it might have been the night of
Jesus' birth. Enjoy the sights
and sound of history as you
stroll through the city. Pet
animals along the way as you
make your journey to seek out
the lowly Manger and the Christ
Child. "A Bethlehem Visit" is
the Church's gift to our sur-
rounding communities. This is a
free event for folks and families
of all ages. This exciting eve-
ning tops off with a luminous
bonfire and refreshments. Do-
nations will be accepted to off-
set the cost. Donations may be
given to the beggars in the city
during the event. The church
offers free shuttles to trans-
port you from the parking area
located at the PGA Tour lot off
CR 210 to the church. We also
are set up to accommodate visi-
tors with special needs. Hand-
icapped parking is located at
the Church at 4510 Palm Valley
Road. Make your plans now
to attend "A Bethlehem Visit"
Dec. 11, 12 and 13; 6:30-8:30
p.m. nightly at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church. For more
information go to www.pvpc.
com or call 285-8225.
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
387-8850.
Friday, Dec. 12
The Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 is hosting a "Fish
Fry" from 5-8 p.m., at the
Branch Home at 390 Mayport


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Road, Atlantic Beach. A dona-
tion of $8 is requested for each
dinner. Carry out orders are
accepted. The public is always
invited to dinner. Starting at
9 p.m., the music of DOUG
BRACEY will entertain until 1
a.m. Happy hour precedes the
dinner from 4-6 p.m., all drinks
are 500 off.
Saturday, Dec. 13
The Youth of Christ United
Methodist Church will wrap
your holiday gifts in the par-
lor at the Church from 9 a.m.-
noon at 300 Penman Road,
Neptune Beach. Donations will
be accepted!
The Beaches Museum &
History Center will have a
Free Admission Day to sup-
port the Marines Toys for Tots
Drive. Bring a new unwrapped
toy for the Toys for Tots Drive
and you will receive one Free
Admission ticket. While here
at the Museum enjoy our beau-
tifully decorated Lobby, shop
in Ruby's Emporium Gift Shop
and pick up information on
how you can become a Member
of the Museum. The Beaches
Museum & History Center
is located in Pablo Historical
Park at the corner of Beach
Boulevard and 4th Street North.
The Museum is open Tuesday-
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information call 241-
5657.
Enjoy an evening of song and
fellowship at 6 p.m., hosted by
New Friendship Baptist Church,
1996 Mayport Rd. Guest musi-
cal performances by the Chris-
tian Fellowship Inspirational
Choir and the Salvation Army
Choir as well as the New
Friendship Praise Team.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Avenue, Jacksonville will host
classes in painting, printmak-
ing, collage and construction
with changing themes for chil-
dren ages 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to
noon. Members $10 per class,
Non-members $15 per class.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call (904 355-0630.
Sunday, Dec. 14
The Children and youth of
Christ United Methodist Church
will present their Christmas
musical, "The Mystery of the
Manger" at 6 p.m. Immediately
following the play, join us for a
delicious potluck dinner. Join us
in Wilson Hall at 300 Penman
Road, Neptune Beach. Call the
Church Office at 249-5370 for
more information.
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.
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 hosts breakfast from
8-11 a.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach, FL. Menu includes
eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or
hashbrowns, 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.
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.-


3 DAYS ONLY


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
Breakfast with Santa-
Come enjoy a festive Pancake
Breakfast on at Isle of Faith
UMC, 1821 San Pablo Rd.
Jacksonville, 32224, in the
Fellowship Hall. Visit with spe-
cial guests, Mr. and Mrs. Santa
Claus. There will be two seat-
ings, the first at 8 a.m. and the
second at 9:30 a.m., so reserva-
tions are needed. Get your pho-
tos with Santa. Tickets are $3
(1-12 yrs.) and $4 for adults (1+
yrs.) For more information con-
tact Debbie at 514-9033. All
proceeds go to the Dominican
Republic Mission team. While
your having fun with Santa, the
team will wrap you presents for
a donation.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Avenue, Jacksonville will host
classes in painting, printmak-
ing, collage and construction
with changing themes for chil-
dren ages 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to
noon. Members $10 per class,
Non-members $15 per class.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call (904 355-0630.
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
free.
Sunday, Dec. 21
The Beaches Veterans
Association will hold a BBQ
cook out for the Mayport USO's
twice-monthly dinners provided
to families of deployed service
members. The cookout will
include BBQ pork, cole slaw,
baked beans and rolls for a $7
donation. The event will be held
at the American Legion Post
316 at 1-5 p.m. All proceeds go
to the USO No Dough Dinners.
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.
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
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opportunity to get their face
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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 "Festival
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
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this or any other Chabad @ the
Beaches activity or event, con-
tact Chabad by phone at t""14)
285-1588, by E-mail at info@
chabadbeaches.com.
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-
sion.
Saturday, Jan. 3
Join a park ranger at 11 a.m.
for a discussion on the differ-
ent types of shark teeth that can
be found on the area's beaches.


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The program will take place at
pavilion one on Little Talbot
Island. No reservations are nec-
essary and the program is free
with regular park admission.
Sunday, Jan. 11
Join a park ranger at 1 p.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.
Saturday, Jan. 17
Join a park ranger at 11 a.m.
to learn about the many com-
mon species that inhabit the
natural communities of the
undeveloped barrier islands of
northeast Florida. 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.
Sunday, Jan. 25
Join a park ranger at 1 p.m.
for a walk on the beach as they
explain the importance of unde-
veloped beach habitat, including
many interesting facts about sea
creatures and common shells
found in the area. The program
will take place at the Bluffs
pavilion on Big Talbot Island.
No reservations are necessary
and the program is free with $2
vehicle entrance fee.
Thursday, Jan. 29
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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 auction,
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.
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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
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Navy Working Uniform Details, Video Released
From ( ofNavalPersonnelPublic flights to/from OCONUS loca- Apr 10 Gulf region .. . ....


The Chief of Naval Personnel
released detailed information
about the delivery schedule,
manner of wear and occasion
for wear for the Navy Working
Uniform (NWU) Dec. 2 in
NAVADMIN 343/08.
An instructional video was
also posted on the NPC Web
site www.npc.navy.mil/com-
mandsupport/usnavyuniforms/
and on NKO at https://wwwa.
nko.navy. mil/portal/alertscom-
munity/home/whatsnewonnko.
According to the message, the
NWU is intended for year-round
wear and shall be the standard
working uniform ashore. The
NWU will replace working util-
ities, tropical working uniforms,
wash khakis, winter working
blue, aviation working green,
and non-tactical/environmental
usage of camouflage utility uni-
forms.
The NWU is designed to be
worn in sea and ashore environ-
ments that do not require spe-
cial clothing (e.g., flight, flight
deck, engine room, etc.). Unless
otherwise prescribed by the
regional commander, the NWU
is authorized to be worn at all
facilities on base, while com-
muting to/from work and home
via POV, public transportation,
and on government/military


By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service
The Defense Department has
launched a year-long pilot pro-
gram to recruit about 1,000 non-
U.S. citizen health care workers
and language and cultural spe-
cialists for service in America's
military, a senior DoD official
said here today.
The new program targets
people who don't have "green
cards" but do have visas and
work permits. Those the mili-
tary hopes to attract legally live
and work in the United States
and have capabilities highly
valued by the military, Bill
Carr, deputy undersecretary of
defense for military personnel
policy, told Pentagon Channel
and American Forces Press
Service reporters.
"These are going to be people
that are legally present in the
United States [and] have been
here for years," Carr said.


-U.S. Navy Photo
A Sailor wears the Navy working uniform (NWU) while shop-
ping at the Naval Air Station Oceana Navy Exchange. The NWU
is intended for year-round wear and will be the standard working
uniform ashore by October2010.


People sought for the pro-
gram include doctors, nurses,
other health care professionals
and those proficient in certain
foreign languages and associat-
ed cultures, according to a DoD
news release issued today.
The U.S. military services
sign up about 8,000 foreign
nationals annually, Carr said,
and about 29,000 non-citi-
zens serve in the U.S. military
today. Non-citizen servicemem-
bers normally possess a State
Department-issued green card
that authorizes them to live and
work in the United States.
The pilot program is designed
to assist the Defense Department
in maintaining its requirement
of about 24,000 doctors, den-
tists and nurses for the military
services, Carr said.
"In those areas, combined,
we're short almost 1,000 [peo-
ple] against that 24,000 base,
divided equally between physi-


tions.
Routine stops while commut-
ing are not authorized with an
exception for genuine emergen-
cies, such as medical emergen-
cies and vehicle breakdowns.
For environmental extremes
the following modifications are
authorized when granted by
appropriate authority.
(1) The NWU shirt may be
removed on job sites or in work
spaces.
(2) NWU trousers may be
worn unbloused on job sites or
in workspaces.
(3) During the winter or
inclement periods, the parka
hood is authorized for wear in
addition to head gear. Black
leather gloves are authorized.
The NWU will be avail-
able for purchase via desig-
nated Navy Exchange Uniform
Centers as follows:
Dec 08 Navy leadership
(flag officers, commanding offi-
cers/OICs, (9580/9579/9578)
command master/senior chiefs,
and chiefs of the boat) via Navy
Exchange Uniform Support
Center at 800-368-4088 or 757-
502-7450.
Jan 09 Tidewater
Apr 09 Southeast
Jul 09 Northeast
Oct 09 Capital region
Jan 10 Western/northwest


kers, Linguists
cians and nurses," Carr said. All Applicants also will undergo
nursing specialties are needed, security screenings and meet the
as well as neural surgeons, fam- same high standards required
ily practitioners, dermatologists for every other person entering
and some other specialties. the military today, Carr said.
Past accession programs Foreign nationals, he said, have
failed to attract enough medical provided exemplary military
practitioners and linguists, Carr service throughout American
said, so the department decided history.
to focus on foreign nationals. "If this program succeeds,
"We observed there are tens it will leave us with a stronger
of thousands of health profes- medical care capacity, particu-
sionals in the United States on larly in skills we're short of,"
a work visa who would be very Carr said, as well as providing
interested in achieving green much-needed linguists and cul-
card status or, ultimately, citi- tural specialists.
zenship," Carr said.
The pilot program provides
successful applicants with a way
to accelerate achievement of
U.S. citizenship, Carr said, with
the proviso that "they're willing
to serve in our time of need to
fulfill a vital national interest."
Applicants are required to com-
mit to specified periods of mili-
tary service. ,* ,


Jul 10 Hawaii
Oct 10 Europe/Japan/Guam
All existing working uniforms
will continue to be authorized
for wear until December 2010.
Sailors who have not been
issued NWU's at recruit training
command or purchased NWU's
while assigned to an active roll-
out location must maintain their
current working uniforms until
the NWU is available in the
area assigned. This policy also
applies to Sailors wearing the
new service uniform announced
earlier in 2008.
FY08 and FY09 clothing
replacement allowances have
been adjusted to facilitate pur-
chasing four sets of NWU shirts
and trousers by December 2010.
Reserve component Sailors will
receive their uniforms via their
respective Navy Operational
Support Centers.
For more information on uni-
forms and uniform policy, visit
the uniform matters Web site at
www. npc. navy. mil/command-
support/usnavyuniforms/.
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By Jim Garamone
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President-elect Barack Obama
has selected retired Army Chief
of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki
as his nominee to be secretary
of veterans affairs.
"As we seek a new national
security strategy that uses all
elements of American power,
we must also remember those
who run the greatest risks and
make the greatest sacrifices to
implement that strategy the
men and women who wear the
uniform of the United States of
America," the president-elect
said in announcing his choice.
Obama echoed the words of
Abraham Lincoln when he said
the nation has a sacred trust to
serve those who have borne the
cost of battle.
"We must show them and
their families the same devotion
that they have shown this coun-
try," he said.
If confirmed by the Senate,
Shinseki will succeed retired
Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) James B.
Peake in leading the second-
largest federal department, with
240,000 employees. Some 23.4
million veterans are alive today,
and the department is their point
of contact for compensation and
pensions, medical care, educa-
tion and training, home loans


and other benefits.
Last year, the VA had a bud-
get of $93.4 billion.
The government must do
everything it can to help those
veterans who suffer "from the
signature injuries of the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan post-
traumatic stress disorder and
traumatic brain injury," Obama
said in Chicago.
The United States needs to
modernize the VA, cut red tape
there and eliminate shortfalls,
the president-elect said.
"That is the kind of VA that
will serve our veterans as well
as they have served us," he said.
"And there is no one more dis-
tinguished, more determined, or
more qualified to build this VA
than the leader I am announc-
ing as our next secretary of
veterans affairs -- General Eric
Shinseki."
"No one will ever doubt that
this former Army chief of staff
has the courage to stand up for
our troops and our veterans,"
he continued. "No one will ever
question whether he will fight
hard enough to make sure they
have the support they need."
Shinseki retired as chief of
staff in 2003 after a four-year
term. He graduated from the
U.S. Military Academy at West
Point, N.Y., and served two


combat tours in Vietnam as a
young officer. He lost part of
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Free Advancement Information, Advice Online


By Ed Barker
Naval Education and Training
Command Public Affairs
Sailors prepping for advance-
ment have all the tools they
need available free of charge
via Navy resources, including
the Navy Advancement Center,
but some sites on the Internet
are charging Sailors money for
advancement information.
Perhaps unknowingly, Sailors
are spending their money by
paying for what is available
free of charge. The most current
and authoritative advancement
information for active-duty
and Reserve Sailors is avail-
able from their command career
counselors and visiting the Navy
Advancement Center's Web site
at https://www.advancement.


cnet.navy.mil.
"Everything you need to be
successful on the advancement
exam is available for free from
the Navy," said Master Chief
Electrician's Mate Robert
McCombs, command mas-
ter chief for Naval Education
and Training Professional
Development and Technology
Center (NETPDTC), Pensacola,
Fla. "In fact, our sites are where
the commercial venues get a lot
of their information. Sailors
don't need to go out and buy
commercial products in order to
advance."
Professional military knowl-
edge and rating-specific ref-
erences for advancement are
just a click away. Two of the
most popular products avail-


able through the Advancement
Center Web site are the
Sailor's profile sheet and the
Advancement Exam Strategy
Guide, said McCombs.
The profile sheet is specific
to the individual Sailor and uses
results from previous examina-
tions to show the Sailor where
his or her weaknesses are in
comparison to their peers. The
report shows them what areas
they need to improve in order
to be competitive on the test.
Sailors can use their profile
sheets to build their study pro-
gram by topic and subtopic.
The Advancement Exam
Strategy Guide contains a bib-
liography specific to the exami-
nation that the Sailor will take.
"A Sailor can go to the exam


section, look up their specialty
and download their information
including the bibliography,"
said McCombs.
"We give them the references
we use for exam questions, so
it's just a matter of becoming
familiar with the material."
To help Sailors understand
what skills and knowledge exam
developers are assessing, specif-
ic rating information is broken
down by paygrade into topic
and subject areas for all exams
in the rating. This section of the
Web site also includes informa-
tion on lio\\ to prepare for and
take an advancement exam."
"If a Sailor uses their past
profile sheet(s), which shows
their weak areas compared to
their peers, along with the bib-


liography and topics/subtop-
ics, they can develop a more
focused study product than any
commercial product can pro-
vide," said McCombs.
Kirk Schultz, head of
Advancement Assessment
Concepts at NETPDTC, said
that there are many other Navy-
sponsored Web sites Sailors can
visit to help with their advance-
ment needs.
"Since just about everything
has gone electronic, many Navy
and Department of Defense
instructions are available
through the Web. Additionally,
we intend soon to provide the
capability for Sailors to link to
many of their references direct-
ly from the advancement site,"
said Schultz.


"Our site has features and
helpful tools to better prepare
for upcoming exams such as
access exam to statistics by
rating, non-resident training
courses, as well as final mul-
tiple computations charts," said
McCombs.
Sailors without direct access
to a computer should see their
educational services officers or
command career counselors for
instructions on where computer
access can be obtained and for
other information they need to
prepare for their next advance-
ment examination.


'09 Leader Development Guide Out


From Centerfor Personal and Profes-
sional Development Public, ;-"
The Center for Personal and
Professional Development
(CPPD) completed the
2009 edition of the Naval
Leader Development Guide
(NLDG) and posted it to Navy
Knowledge Online (NKO) Dec.
4.
"In this year's edition of the
guide, you will find not only
the annual calendar with impor-
tant dates every naval leader
should know but a host of other
resources that will help in your
day-to-day activities," said
Capt. Jonathan Picker, CPPD
commanding officer. "From
course listings that Sailors can
use to further their development


to planning worksheets Sailors
can use to organize professional
growth. I hope everyone will
find this guide a useful tool."
NLDG brings together myr-
iad information. This year's
edition includes a 15-month
calendar (January 2009-March
2010); a complete list of CPPD
courses and services; Navy and
Marine Corps selection board
and fitness report and evalua-
tion schedules; and the Navy
and Marine Corps Professional
Reading Program lists. Also
returning is the personal and
professional development sec-
tion, which includes planning
steps; goal development assis-
tance and worksheets; and the
mentoring compass.


"It is a unique privilege
to work on a project like the
NLDG each year, knowing that
the information we're provid-
ing is being used by Sailors
every day, said Master Chief
(SW) Gretchen Boals, CPPD
command master chief. "Every
time we visit our learning site
or Navy college office host
commands and bases and see
the guide in use, I know we're
making an impact in the lives of
our Sailors."
Commands can download
the portable document format
(PDF) version of the guide free
from NKO or order copies from
the Document Automation and
Production Service by logging
on to the Naval Forms Online


Web site http://navalforms.
daps.dla.mil/web/public/home
and ordering by Navy Stock
Number 0115-LF-133-4800.
To download the 2009 Naval
Leader Development Guide,
visit www.nko.navy.mil and
select the leadership link. The
guide can be downloaded as
either a PDF file for printing or
as an Excel file for importing
into Microsoft Outlook.
Students of CPPD leadership
courses will receive copies of
the guide.
For more news from Naval
Education and Training
Command, visit www.navy.mil/
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Suites (NGIS) program man-
agers are reminding military
travelers that a certificate of
non-availability (CNA) must
accompany travel claims to
receive reimbursement for
lodging through the Defense
Travel System (DTS), if NGIS
and Navy Lodge rooms are not
available.
"According to the Joint
Federal Travel Regulations, mil-
itary personnel traveling on offi-
cial orders are required to check
the availability of government
quarters, which include NGIS
and Navy Lodge facilities, at the
installation to which they are
assigned [on temporary duty]
orders," said Tamara Davis,
head, Navy Lodging Policy and
Programs, Commander Navy
Installations Command (CNIC).
"NGIS is the primary lodg-
ing facility for travelers in a
[temporary duty] status," added
Davis. "When NGIS does not


From Naval Sea .. Command
Public,; "
Naval Sea System Command
(NAVSEA) engineers
announced Nov. 18 a new initia-
tive to install composite-mate-
rial electrical boxes on ships, a
move that will save millions of
dollars in maintenance expens-
es.
"Repairing and replacing
ships' electrical boxes costs
the Navy millions of dollars
per year and was identified by
the Navy in 1998 as "the big-
gest topside maintenance prob-
lem on aircraft carriers," said
Petter Kristiansen, program
manager for NAVSEA's Capital
Investment for Labor (CI-
Labor) Program.
"These new boxes may
seem like minor components,
but there are 477 of them on
an aircraft carrier, and the
small savings associated with
each box compound into large,
positive savings for the fleet,"
Kristiansen added.
Maintenance savings for a
single aircraft carrier are expect-
ed to be around $3.4 million
more than 30 years. Projected
fleetwide savings more than 30
years are $353 million or $11.7
million per year.
The electrical boxes,
Kristiansen explained, are simi-
lar to electrical outlets mount-


have availability, the second
option for a military traveler is
Navy Lodge."
When neither government
lodging program has rooms,
the traveler will receive a CNA
from the NGIS central reserva-
tions/front desk and a suggested
list of civilian lodging facilities
in the area. Military travelers
will be unable to receive reim-
bursement for lodging unless a
CNA accompanies their travel
claim when processing their
liquidation documents through
DTS.
Military and civilian travelers
may make reservations for most
NGIS operations by using the
www.dodlodging.net Web site
or by calling 1-877-NAVYBED.
Navy Gateway Inns and
Suites, formerly known as visi-
tors quarters or VQ, supports the
fleet, fighter and family by pro-
viding quality facilities, lodg-
ing and services for a mobile
military community. With more
than 20,000 rooms at 77 facili-


ed on the exteriors of homes,
in areas like decks and patios.
On ships, they are located on
the ship's weather decks, open
to the harsh sea elements. The
old boxes, he said, were con-
structed from brass, aluminum
or steel and rapidly corroded in
the salty environment, requiring
frequent repainting and replace-
ment every six years. Made
from long-lasting composite
materials that do not corrode or
require painting, the new elec-
trical boxes are virtually main-
tenance free.
"The fleetwide savings should
be significant," said Kristiansen,
whose CI-Labor Program seeks
ways to improve Sailors' ship-
board quality of life while
reducing their tedious mainte-
nance duties. "The composite
boxes are much safer than the
metal ones, and they require lit-
tle or no maintenance."
CI-Labor is one of five pro-
grams managed or administered
by NAVSEA's Fleet Readiness
Engineering Office (FREO). At
NAVSEA, we are responsible
for executing our mission effec-
tively, delivering the products
the warfighter needs and for
improving our processes con-
tinuously.


ties worldwide, NGIS is under-
going a significant transforma-
tion in appearance and practices
designed for customer comfort.
"NGIS is replacing its beds,
linens and furniture; standardiz-
ing amenities, such as soaps and
shampoos; and installing no-
cost WiFi that ensures a com-
fortable stay in a hotel environ-
ment," said Robin Gaines, act-
ing NGIS program manager.
"The transformation has been
fantastic. Customers are pleas-
antly surprised with the level
of comfort they find when stay-
ing at an NGIS facility," added
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Naval Hospital CPOs Give Back To Homeless


By Marsha Childs
NHJMarketing
Naval Hospital Jacksonville's
Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
community and other hospi-
tal personnel visited the City
Rescue Mission in downtown
Jacksonville on Nov. 21 to
deliver clothing donations, tour
the facility and feed the home-
less.
This trip marked the hospi-
tal staff's second annual mis-
sion visit the week before
Thanksgiving to show their
support and give back to those
less fortunate. The City Rescue
Mission is a privately owned,
nonprofit organization that has
provided help to the homeless
and needy in Northeast Florida
since 1946. It offers food,
shelter and counseling services
including substance abuse, one-
on-one and group counseling.
The mission relies solely on pri-
vate donations.
The hospital's group efforts
were coordinated by Chief
Hospital Corpsman Joshua
Davidson who gladly volun-
teered for the assignment. He


coordinated a clothing drive
that netted donations of winter
coats, clothing and bedding for
the mission.
Davidson said, "It was a great
opportunity to serve our fellow
citizens." He knows firsthand
how rewarding it is to give
back. He said, "When I lived
in Raleigh, N.C., I would serve
food with a local church on
Christmas morning. I only wish
we could have fed more."
During their visit, the hospital
staff served lunch to more than
75 of the mission's residents,
many of whom did tours of duty
in the Armed Forces. It is esti-
mated that one in four homeless
are military veterans.
They also had the unique
opportunity to tour the facil-
ity and the overflow dormito-
ry used to house the homeless
when the temperatures fall to
near freezing.
The CPOs, overwhelmed
by the number of homeless in
downtown Jacksonville area
and the need for donations, are
hoping to step-up their visits to
every six months.


-Photo by Marsha Childs
Chief Information System Technician Frank Butler and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jennifer Otterbach work with the mission's kitchen
crew to prepare the meal service. The mission is a privately owned nonprofit organization serving the city's homeless.


Eating Healthy For The Holidays Includes Portions


By Lt. Cmdr. Donna Spor-
rer, Registered Dietitian
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Nutrition
Dept.
Did you know you do not
have to give up all of your
favorite foods during the holi-
day season? If you watch your
portion sizes-the amount you
eat from each food group-you
can still eat your favorite foods,
maintain your weight and sur-
vive the abundance of holiday
treats served at special meals
and many holiday functions.
Here are some tips to help
you. Make sure your plate is
no bigger than nine inches the
bigger our plate is, the more
food we put on them. Fill 1/2
of your plate with mostly low-
fat vegetables. Put sauces, gra-
vies and dressings on the side,
you'll use less. Starchy foods
like rice or potatoes should fill
no more than 1/4 of the plate,
about the size of a tennis ball.
Meat should fill the remaining
1/4 of the plate, about the size
of a deck of cards.
Portion control is the key to
eating sensibly. Try not to over-
load your plate. If it is there,


you will eat it. Instead, serve
yourself a smaller portion and
go back for seconds after wait-
ing about 20 minutes. You will
most likely find you don't want
seconds anymore. Eat slowly.
You will eat less. Have a fruit
or high-fiber snack before you
attend a function. This will help
you eat less "party" foods that
are loaded with calories.
Eating until you are satisfied,
not stuffed, is also important.
By eating slowly and waiting
20 minutes before you go back
for seconds, you should eat
considerably less food. If you
have food left on your plate and
you are not hungry, let it go to
waste (not waist)! Drink lots of
water. Eat meals regular-
ly. Skipping meals will cause
you to overeat later in the day.
Remember, beverages have cal-
ories too. Stick to water, sugar-
free beverages or small portions
of your favorite drink.
Watch those extra calories.
About 100 extra calories each
day over the course of a year can
add up to 10 pounds of weight
gain. How many extra calories
are you eating each day during


the holiday season? Read labels
or visit www.Mypyramid.gov to
get the calorie content of the
foods you eat. For example, 3.5
ounces of fudge has about 450
calories, three pieces of assort-
ed chocolates have 190 calories,
and one sugar cookie has about
135 calories. Nibbling on treats
throughout the day can increase
your caloric intake contributing
tremendously to holiday weight
gain.
You should be exercising year
round to maintain our weight.
Do some type of activity daily:
walk, play tennis, ride a bike,
go to the gym with a friend.
Visit Mypyramid.gov to deter-
mine how many calories you
bum based on the type of exer-
cise you are doing. Don't wait
until the New Year rolls around
to begin shedding those 10-20
extra pounds. Your goal should
be to limit holiday weight gain,
so start now. Exercising should
be part of our daily routine.
Schedule time just for this and
make it a priority.
Maintaining a food log or
daily diary makes you more
aware of what you are actual-


DoD Launches Personal


Health Record Pi


From DoD
The Department of Defense
(DoD) is pleased to announce
the successful launch of
MiCare, the Military Health
System's prototype personal
health record (PHR) at Madigan
Army Medical Center (MAMC)
in Tacoma, Wa.
MiCare is designed to help
members of the military and
their families more easily and
effectively manage their health
and wellness, regardless of their
location and as they seek care
inside and beyond the Military
Health System.
MiCare developed as a pilot
project in partnership with
Microsoft Corp. and Google.
The project which began in
March 2008, focused on incor-
porating the services and fea-
tures offered by commercial
vendors as a way to expedite
the development and expand
the capabilities of the military's
PHR.
Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assis-
tant secretary of defense for
health affairs, praised the hard
work and spirit of the partner-
ship which made the develop-
ment and launch of MiCare a
success.
He said, "I am a strong advo-
cate for the adoption and use
of PHRs. They allow patients
to take more responsibility for
their healthcare needs and make
patients and providers interac-
tive partners in the healthcare
encounter. I believe MiCare will
empower our beneficiaries and
significantly enhance both the
quality and continuity of health-
care we provide."
Both Microsoft
HealthVaultTM and Google
HealthTM serve as protected
patient-controlled repositories
for health information that is
needed to support PHR func-
tions. Regardless which plat-
form the beneficiary chooses,


both provide a secure place to
store, manage, and distribute
their own personal health infor-
mation.
Beneficiaries who choose to
enroll in MiCare at MAMC will
have access to their demograph-
ic information, active medica-
tion lists, their allergy data, lab
results, radiology results, per-
sonal problem list, past visits,
upcoming appointments and
inpatient/outpatient documenta-
tion from AHLTA, the military
electronic health record.
Using Microsoft HealthVault
or Google Health, the benefi-
ciary will also have the ability
to store health records obtained
from civilian providers, plans
and pharmacies. Healthvault
also allows uploading of data
from health and fitness devices,
such as pedometers, blood pres-
sure monitors, blood glucose
monitors and peak flow meters.
The beneficiary can choose to
share this data with healthcare
providers and a wide range of
health and wellness applications
and services connected on the
HealthVault or Google Health
platform.
Beneficiaries' health informa-
tion will be protected under the
new "Connecting for Health"
guidelines developed by the
Markle Foundation with the
aid of Microsoft, Google and
other vendors to establish the
standards for keeping sensitive
information private. The benefi-
ciary has complete control over
who looks at the data and what
information they see.
Both Microsoft and Google
expressed enthusiasm about the
project and indicated that they
were pleased to be providing
services which will benefit mili-
tary families.
"Providing one location to
store and manage health data
can make a significant impact
on military families on the


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sources of healthcare in a loca-
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ciary and under their complete
control.
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initiative was summed up by
Mr. Charles Campbell, the
Military Health System's chief
information officer.
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meet the needs of our Service
members and beneficiaries and
improve the continuity of their
care, it also supports the nation-
al goal to develop the founda-
tion for secure, health informa-
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The USO no longer sells Universal Studio or
Sea World tickets. For free tickets to Sea World,
visit www.herosalute.com. Universal Studios
tickets may be purchased at your local base ITT
office.
With the holidays quickly approaching the
Greater Jacksonville Area USO is working with
local organizations to provide to the 115,000
military men and women in the Jacksonville com-
munity during the holiday season.
USO volunteers will pack gift baskets with
donated food items for the holidays. Because
resources and monetary donations are limited,
military points of contact will decide who will
receive each basket, created to feed families of
four. Serving those with a genuine need or hard-
ship is the intent of the gift. The USO continues
to accept food and donations; anything not used is
stored for families in need throughout the year.
On Dec. 15, USO will hold the Cadillac
Invitational Golf Tournament at Hidden Hills
Country Club with a shotgun start at noon.
Sponsored by Nimnicht Cadillac and hosted by
1010OXL's Tom "MAC" McManus, the tourna-
ment will allow handicapped teams to compete


for the grand prize of playing in the four-day
Cadillac Invitational National Finals in January
2009 at TPC Sawgrass. Non-handicapped play-
ers are eligible for other remarkable prizes. This
division is open to golfers of all skill levels. All
funds raised through this tournament will support
the Greater Jacksonville Area USO, which is in
much need of operating funds and is calling the
Jacksonville Community to action, asking them
to support those who serve our country everyday.
For more information regarding any of these
events contact John Shockley at 904-778-2821 or
jshockley@usojax.com.
About the Greater Jacksonville Area USO
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO provides
more than $1 million annually of in-kind services
to military men and women and their families
through a wide variety of programs. Some of the
programs include, but are not limited to, host-
ing 180,000 visitors each year at three different
facilities, distributing almost 10,000 USO Care
Packages to deploying service members, operat-
ing cyber cafes to keep families in touch, distrib-
uting over 12,500 calling cards each year to keep


families in touch, helping with deployment and
homecoming engagements, providing discount-
ed tickets to theme parks, movies and sporting
events, and providing support groups to families
with deployed loved ones. The new Priority Mail
Large Flat Rate Box is now 50 percent larger
(12 x 12 x 5 /2) 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 ver-
sions 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 gate.
Mayport USO is looking for volunteers to help


with visitors, answer phones, copying, filing
and light administrative assistance. 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.
There is a computer resource center available
to all service members with email, Internet and
word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser-
vice is also available.
Watch TV or a movie from the video library.
Service members can also enjoy video games or
use the sports equipment.
There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet read-
ing room and a meeting room available at the
USO. The USO is available for meetings, support
groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment
briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are
available for use.
For more information about activities or meet-
ing availabilities, 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.


Do You Know About Titlin


By Lt. Jeffrey Harper
RLSO Mayport
A recent article on the topic
of domicile made a number of
recommendations on how to
establish residency. One item
in that list was to title and
register your vehicles in your
new state, to demonstrate your
intent to permanently remain
there. If you are married, you
and your spouse have choices
about how to title your wheels,
choices which have pros and
cons that should be considered.
Generally, your choices come
down to (1) title and register
the vehicle jointly, or (2) title
and register the vehicle in the
servicemember's name alone.
Titling and Registering the
Vehicle Jointly
The title to an automobile
defines ownership. The main
benefit of titling a vehicle joint-
ly is that if one of the owners
of the vehicle dies, the surviv-
ing spouse automatically owns


the vehicle. Joint ownership
comes with the "right of sur-
vivorship." For example: The
Umptyfratzes own a Honda
Accord which is paid off. The
title to the Accord lists Petty
Officer Umptyfratz and Mrs.
Umptyfratz as joint owners.
Petty Officer Umptyfratz is
tragically killed in an accident.
Because the Accord was titled
jointly, with right of survivor-
ship, Mrs. Umptyfratz owns the
vehicle without having to go to
court to "probate" Petty Officer
Umptyfratz's estate.
The Servicemembers Civil
Relief Act (SCRA) provides
that property cannot be taxed
solely because it is in the tax-
ing jurisdiction because of the
servicemember's "compli-
ance with military orders." In
other words, if Petty Officer
Umptyfratz is domiciled in
Virginia, but lives in Florida
because his orders sent him
there, Florida cannot collect per-


sonal property tax on either his
Accord or other car. Whether
Petty Officer Umptyfratz actu-
ally pays property taxes to the
state of his domicile (here,
Virginia) is irrelevant.
Unfortunately, there is a loop-
hole in the SCRA because this
section of the SCRA does not
specifically state it applies to
jointly owned property, many
states will tax jointly owned
property under the theory that
they are taxing property that
is NOT owned by a service-
member. In other words, if the
Umptyfratzes have titled their
vehicles jointly, then some
states WILL tax the vehicles
because Mrs. Umptyfratz, who
is not a servicemember, owns
the vehicle.
Titling and Registering the
Vehicle in the Servicemember's
Name Only
Naturally, titling the vehicles
in only the servicemember's
name presents the opposite


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
gateway acksonville.org.
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
Florida
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-
7738.
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
dlfields@bellsouth.net.
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-
3750.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mentoring
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.
Lea's Place
Lea's Place is a volunteer
program, on-call 24 hours a
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.
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 support
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 commu-
nity. For information about vol-
unteering at the I.M. Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless call
904.394.1356. Also, see www.
imshomelesscenter.org/volun-
teers.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
(""14) 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,
adoption, child abuse preven-
tion, group shelters, and mentor-
ing. CHS's MODEL (Mentors
Opening Doors Enriching
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.
We provide training and ongo-
ing support for all volunteers.
Volunteers build a friendship
with a child while engaging in
community activities such as
going to the library, beach, park,
or playing sports. For anyone
interested in additional infor-
mation or becoming a mentor,
please contact Christine Small
at 904-493-7747.


g, Registerin
advantages and disadvantages give ownership
- Petty Officer Umptyfratz, by Mrs. Umptyfratz.
titling the family wheels in his Neither one of
name alone, can avoid the loop- is better or worse
hole in the SCRA. The down- it's up to you ai
side of course, is that if Petty to determine whi
Officer Umptyfratz dies, the car you. If you think
becomes part of his estate the should be closed,
things he owned when he died. right to write, a
To change ownership, his wife representatives ii
will have to go to court to pro- DC a letter lettir
bate his estate. The new owner that section 511(c
will be the individual named should be amend
in Petty Officer Umptyfratz's cally apply to j.
will, or if he doesn't have a will,
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advice of a licensed attorney.
Contact your local legal assis-
tance office at Jacksonville,
Florida at ('""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.


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478-737-1136 / 478-731-2151
View at: www.triadland
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SKingland, GA:
Attractive
1633sq ft.
3BR/2BA home
for sale. Open
floor plan
w/spacious rooms,
cobblestone fireplace, 2
car garage, fenced back
yard, 400 sq. ft. screen
porch and much, much
more. Asking $165,500
and motivated! Visit
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viewing.
Kingsland Why support
a landlord when you can
OWN for about $750/mo.
NEW 3/2, in Kingsland
for only $99,900. Built by
Dave Addink 954-328-3513


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0 Wonderwood
Townhome 3/2
p olus bonus
room remod-
eled 1200 sf,
tiles & wood,
covered patio fenced
yard, newer appliances
$900/month 220-6489.

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2 & 3br's $425- $550
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Intracoastal A quiet
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Rd easy access to NS
Mayport & beaches
$600mo. 904-710-1801


SAN PABLO
Nice neighborhood with
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$500mo includes BR,
private bath, half of
2 car gar, utilities.
Male preferred.
Call 904-223-1843, 571-5215
Westside Share nice 3/2
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Area Sales
COME ON PEOPLE
This is ridiculous! Week
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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 lust 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 $85K 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


P/T Apple Demonstra-
tor/ merchandiser
needed at the May-
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p/wk (flex, but incls
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Covenant needs
OTR Truckers NOW!
No exp needed!
$700+/wk earning
potential. No CDL? No
problem! Training
Available! CALL NOW
800-820-4521


Legacy Support Services
Affordable Home Care
References Available
Call 904-517-4816
YOUNG GRANDMA
will come to your home to
baby-sit, cook & clean.
Ref's avl. 772-801-3380


0 MOVING
SALE: white
antique high-
b o hy china
cabinet with
glass doors
including breakfast
table and two bench
seats WOW! $250.00
904-254-1503 Middleburg


0 Shelf stereo,
television,
DVD and VHS
players per-
fect for the
barracks room
or dorm $350 OBO Call
861-4393.



0 Bassett Dark
Walnut Crib,
converts to a
full bed solid
back board
with wheels.
Asking $175.00. Call
904-759-8079.
BED A Bargain $15
Queen Pillow Top $1


BED King Size Set
New in plastic, $225
Must sell 674-0405
Clayton Martin Sofa For
Sale- 81" length, Navy
Blue, with Burgundy
and Beige design. Excel-
lent condition.Paid
$1500-wi Ill sell $500.
762-5998 or 573 9344.
0 Light Pine
Rectangle -
5 pc Dining
Room1 -$80.00
Call
904-226-6236.
MATTRESS FULL Size
NEW Must Sell $140
Call Carter 674-0405 $
MATTRESS A Queen Set.
Brand New in plastic
$150 904-674-0405



Arlington Upscale Holi-
day Sale! The Valley Sat
8-3; 11992 Meadowview
Dr. Electronics, sm app-
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mas decor, clthg, toys,
tools, pet items, MUCH
MORE! Upscale Items
at Thrift Store Prices!
^5 Fort Caroline
Garage Sale,
household
goods,
children's
clothes and
toys, furniture, kitchen
items. Saturday
December 13th 8am 3078
Cobblewood Lane


BARGAIN HUNTERS
GALORE
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA



Q Beautiful
Engagement
ring marquise
1 ct. center
stone plus .21
cts. additional
diamonds appraised
$7400, sell $3400 phone
220-9276.



ALL CAN Save up to 90%
on items for the Holi-
days 904-358-2265/259-2292



Cargo Trailer 5X8 Pace
trailer with spare tire,
wheel iack, tongue lock.
15 inch tires. Used
twice, kept in garage.
Purchased 04/08. White
like new. $1400.


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Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted


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Appleheads to Yorkies
CHRISTMAS SALE
vv $299 & UP
www.petworldpets.com
904-262-4646 Open 7 days
German Shepherd Christ-
mas Pups ready now
White, cute $500 251-4777


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Honda Shadow
600 V L X
deluxe 2003
10K miles, new
tires have title
$3,200 OBO
Ralph 294-1916.


LABS AKC, 19 PUPPIES
6-8wK shots, blondes, biKs A to bi
912-632-7959 / 912-288-0479 _ _ _


ti i Honda Accord
LS 2003 4-drs


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I automatic
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Q CD player
'105K charcoal
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nmatic, sunroof,
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$14,990 998-0012
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Price $24,990 998-0012
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9850 Atlantic Blvd.
(904) 725-0911


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ACURA OF ORANGE PARK
7200 Blanding Blvd.
77-5600


AUDI JACKSONVILLE
4660-100 Southside Blvd.
565-4000


BENILEY ORLANDO
895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood/Odando Fl
407-339-3443




TOM BUSH BMW
9850 Atlantic Blvd.
725-0911

TOM BUSH ORANGE
PARK BMW
6914 Blanding Blvd 777-2500



GARBER BUICK
Green Cove Sprngs 264-4502
www.garberautomall.com

KEY BUICK
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060



CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111

NIMNICHT CADILLAC
7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700

PARKER CADILLAC
375 Belz Outlet Blvd
(904)824-9181


NIMNICHT CHEVY
1550 Cassat Ave. 425-6312
www.nimnichtchevy.com
GARBER CHEVY
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
www.garberautomall.com
GORDON CHEV
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200

JACK WILSON CHEVROLET
2255 US1 South 797-4567

JERRY HAMM CHEVY
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036

PINEVIEW CHEVROLET
Macclenny 259-6117



ATLANTIC CHRYSLER
2330 US1 South 354-4421

CARUSO CHRYSLER
1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300

FRANK GRFFIN
Chrysler of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033

GARBER CHRYSLER
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
www.garberaubomall.com

JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 4930000

MIKE SHAD CHRYSLER JEEP
1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.
1-800-228-7454



ATLANTIC DODGE
2330 US1 South 354-4421


JACK CARUSO
REGENCY DODGE
10979 Atlantic Blvd. 642-5600

JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

GARBER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
www.garberautomall.com

ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Bvd. 777-5500

RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.
1-800-228-7454

WESTSIDE DODGE
1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561



BOARD FORD
LINCOLN MERCURY
St. Augustine 824-1641
Florida's Super Duty
Headquarters

PAUL CLARK FORD4ERCURY
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
225-3673

GARBER FORD-MERCURY
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
www.garberautomall.com

MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
904-292-3325

MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
AT REGENCY
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060

MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673


NIMNICHT PONT11AC-GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826

GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs
264-4502
www.garberautomall.com



DUVAL HONDA
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900

LOU SOBH HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300

LUCAS HONDA OF JAX
7801 Blanding Blvd. 269-2277



HYUNDAI OF ORANGE PARK
7600 Blanding Blvd. 899-0900

KEY HYUNDAI
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060



ATLANTIC INFINITI
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200



CITY ISUZU
10585 Atlantic Blvd.
998-7111
www.dtyautomotive.com



JAGUAR JACKSONVILLE
11211 Atlantic Blvd.
642-1500



ATLANTIC JEEP
2330 US1 South
354-4421
CARUSO JEEP
1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300


FRANK GRIFFIN
Jeep of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd.
269-1033

GARBER JEEP
Green Cove Springs
264-2416
www.garberautomall.com

JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS.
493000O

MIKE SHAD CHRYSJEEP
ON CASSAT
1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.
1-800-228-7454



LAMBORGHINI ORLANDO
895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood/Odando FI
407-339-3443



LAND ROVER JACKSONVILLE
11211 AtlanticBlvd. 642-1500



LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000

LEXUS OF ORANGE PARK
7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100
www.lexusoforangepark.com



NORTH FLORIDA
LINCOLN MERCURY


MIKE SHAD FORD
LINCOLN MERCURY
7700 Blanding Blvd. 77-3673


LOTUS OF JACKSONVILLE
www.lotusofjacksonville.comr
11650 BEACH BLVD. 998-9992



TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlanfic Blvd. 725-0911

MAZDA CITY
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600



BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080

MERCEDES ENZ
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900




TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911



CITY MITSUBISHI
10585 Atlantic Bvd.
565-2489
www.clyautomotive.com




MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
389-3621

PARKER NISSAN
2755 U.S.1 South, StAug. 904-
794-9990

MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
1565 Wells Rd. 269-9400

COGGIN NISSAN-ATLANTIC
10600 Atlantic BWd.
888-519-0618

COGGIN NISSAN-AVENUES
10859 Philips Hwy.
888-542-4858


GARBER PONTIAC
Green Cove Springs
264-4502
www.garberautomall.com

JACK WILSON PONTIAC
BUICK GMC
2250 US1 South
797-4577

NIMNICHT PONTIAC- GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy.
854-4826



BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155



ROLLS ROYCE- ORLANDO
895 N. Ronald Reagan Bid
Longwood/Odando FI
407-339-3443



NIMNICHT SAAB
7999 Blanding Blvd, Jax
904-778-7700
ww.nimnicht.com



SATURN OF AVENUES
10863 Philips Hwy. 262-7145

SATURN OF ORANGE PARK
8105 Blanding Blvd.
779-0071

SATURN OF REGENCY
8600 Atlantic Blvd. 725-8200
8600 Atlantic Blvd.
725-8200



SUBARU OF JACKSONVILLE
10800 Atlantic Blvd. 641-6455


CrTYSUZUKI
10585 Atlantic Blvd.
998-7111
www.cilyautomotive.comn



KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngeman Circle.
771-9100

ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 CassatAve. 389-4561



VW OF ORANGE PARK
1481 Wells Road 269-2603

TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

O'STEEN VOLKSWAGEN
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100



O'STEEN VOLVO
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486



PROFESSIONAL
AUTO LEASING
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694






BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
ww.beachblvdautomotive.com
6833 Beach Blvd.
724-3511

BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd.
724-1080

LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
PRE-OWNED CENTER
10384 Atlantic Blvd.
998-0012


TOM BUSH BMW
9910 Atlantic Blvd.
371-4381

TOM BUSH MINI
USED CAR
SUPER CENTER
9875 Atlantic Blvd.
371-4877

WORLD IMPORTS
www.worldimportsusa.com
11650 BEACH BLVD.
998-9992

O'STEEN VW CERTIFIED
PRE-OWNED CENTER
11401 Philips Hwy.
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$0 Security Depoe $0 Security Depoe $0 Security Depoe
$0 Fbl Monihs Puamen1 $0 Frl Monihs Paymen $0 FPhk Monihs Pupmen
'U.S. cars only. Finance plans available Ihrough Volkswagen Credil on approved credit. Dealer sets adual price. ""Lease offers: New Beelle S269 a monlh
plus lax for 39 months. Wilh SO due al signing and SO lirsi monih's payment. Based on MSRP or S17,990. Monthly payments lolal S10,491. Requires
dealer contribution if S273.56, which could affect final negotiated transaction Purchase option at lease end for S10,512.50. Rabbit S269 a month plus tax
with SO due al signing and SO firsi monlh payment. Based on MSRP of S 16,540 for a Rabbil S 2 door wilh manual Iransmission. Monthly payments lolal
S10,101. Requires dealer contribution of S143.80, which could affect final negotiated transaction. Purchase option at lease end for S9,262.50. Jetta S269
a month plus tax with SO due at signing and SO first months payment. Based on MSRP of S18,640 for a Jetta S with manual transmission Monthly payments
Iolal SIO, 101. Requires dealer conlribulion of S281.64. which could affect final negolialed Iransedion. Purchase oplion al lease end for S 10.054.80. For
all lease offers: closed-end lease offered to highest-qualified customers by Volkswagen Credit through participating dealers. Prices do not include tax, tag
or title. Lessee responsible for insurance. At lease end, lessee responsible for S 20/mile over 36,000 miles and for damage or excessive wear. Additional
charges may apply. Models featured may have optional equipment nol included in lease offer. Dealer sets adual price. Offers end December 31, 2008.
tNew Beetle estimated MPG. 20 city/28 highway. Rabbit estimated MPG: 22 city/29 highway. Jetta estimated MPG:21 city/29 highway. All estimates based
on manual Iransmission models. Fuel economy eslimales for olher VW models available al vw.com. Always obey local speed and Iraffic laws See dealer
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