Title: Mirror (Mayport, FL)
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Place of Publication: Jacksonville, FL
Publication Date: April 30, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Cinco de Mayo

All Khaki Event

At Foc'sle Club
Foc'sle CPO Club wel-
comes all Khaki's (Chief
Petty Officers and Officers)
and their guests for a Cinco
de Mayo celebration start-
ing at 4 p.m. on May 5. Free
hors d'oeuvres will be served
from 4-7 p.m. with beverage
specials available all eve-
ning. For more information,
call 270-5431.

NEX Rewards For

Good Grades
The Navy Exchange wants
to help its customers pay
for their children's college
education through its A-OK
Student Reward Program.
Four times per school
year, four students will be
the recipients of a $5,000,
$3,000 $2,000 or $1,000
U.S. savings bond, denomi-
nations at maturity. The next
drawing will be held at the
end of May 2009.
Any eligible full-time stu-
dent that has a B-grade point
average equivalent or bet-
ter, as determined by their
school system, may enter the
drawing. Eligible students
include dependent children of
active duty military members,
reservists and military retir-
ees enrolled in first through
12th grade. Dependent chil-
dren without an individual
Dependent Identification
Card must be accompanied
by their sponsor to submit
their entry. Each student
may enter only once each
grading period and must re-
enter with each qualifying
report card.
To enter the drawing, stop
by any NEX with a current
report card and have a NEX
associate verify the minimum
grade average. Then fill out
an entry card and obtain an
A-OK ID, which entitles the
student to discount coupons
for NEX products and ser-

Community Yard
Sale For Housing
Balfour Beatty
Communities will be holding
a community yard sale at the
Ribault Community Center
on Assisi Lane May 9 from
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All resi-
dents interested in partici-
pating should contact Genie
Woodard at gwoodard@bbc-
grp.com in order to reserve a
table for the event.

From Staff
Naval Station Mayport
Commanding Officer, Capt.
Aaron Bowmanjoined represen-
tatives from the base's Bachelor
Quarters (BQ) and Public Works
in lighting up Earth Day with
energy-efficient light bulbs.
On April 22, BQ changed
out approximately 3,000 incan-
descent light bulbs to Compact
Flourescent Lamps (CFLs)
bulbs in the rooms throughout
the six BQ buildings.
The change out from the
old incadescent light bulbs
was a part of ENERGY STAR
Operation Change Out (OCO)
held each year. By changing
out the incadescent bulbs with
the CFLs, NS Mayport can
save approximately $200,592.
The CFLs have 10,000 hours
of usage. It will also reduce air
pollution by over two million
pounds of C02 emissions, the
equivalent of taking 172 cars
off the road for a year.
"This is just the first step in
improving our conservation
of our resources at Mayport,"
Bowman said. "We are initiat-
ing an Energy Conservation
Board at Mayport to work with
all the tenants to look for further
reductions. Our goal is to lead
the effort in saving resources
and to be the model for the rest
of the Navy."

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Aaron Bowman joins representatives from Bachelor Quarters (BQs) and Public
Works in replacing the first bulb from incadescent to CFL as part of Earth Day and ENERGY STAR Operation Change Out on April 22
at Building 2105. Approximately 3,000 bulbs were replaced in the six BQs. Pictured from left is Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Christopher
Taylor, Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jeffrey Fripp, Chief Culinary Specialist Ronnie Barnes, Lt. Rachael Musser, Bowman, and Ship's
Serviceman 1st Class Volarey Burns.

According to Public Works
Productions Officer Lt. Rachael
Musser, there are several ways

residents can also go "green"
around their own homes.
"Always turn off the lights

when you leave a room," she
said. "Fix leaky faucets, show-
ers and toilets; and weatherize

doors and windows."
For more information, visit
www. energystar. gov.

Base Shuttle Gets New Route May 4
From Staff
Naval Station Mayport's scheduled
shuttle service will be taking a new route
effective May 4.
The shuttle operation and stops have
been tweaked as part of a Lean Six
J Sigma project. Lean Six Sigma is a busi-
Sness improvement methodology that
maximizes shareholder value by achiev-
S_.-------ing the fastest rate of improvement in
---- ---' '- / customer satisfaction, cost, quality, pro-
S/ '-- / cess speed, and invested capital.
S. According to the project charter, one
S. of the problems with the old route is the
-- / base shuttle at Mayport took too long to
S/ '-- deliver patrons back and forth from their
'- -. / work centers to their destinations.
S" E m EN "The problem has existed for at
S. I '. i least the past year," the charter states.
/, I r .- .u- "Patrons do not know the shuttle sched-
/ / /--'" ..-. -R ule and shuttle stops are not clearly
E C .. ""UNIrf marked, marked incorrectly or not at
/I v& /ia '"' .L -' .' .. / all."
C DEC& \ W --.- Other problems include shelters not
..,. ",,; .... located in required areas and the large
ST I amount of time that it takes for a shuttle
-. ., --, to complete the route.
S -.- I | "The average time for a shuttle to
._.. i o- ..- complete one circuit around the base in
SHOURSOF moderate traffic is between 25 and 30
i .' HOURS OF OPERATION < minutes," the project states. "This has
{. *A*,y ^ D600-01 .. resulted in delays of patrons returning
NEX/Commissry-Bida. 1900 to their work center from the Galley,
OWC bus D goN m";aUm al E,'-- m- W i / which negatively affects mission readi-
s.9unI 1HcW 8 3 173 ness and causes some patrons... to make
_xcome m T V unwise/unhealthy choices... even though
A map of the newly-updated bus shuttle will include a new stop at the NEX gas station. See Bus Route, Page 3

Military Monitoring Swine Flu Outbreak

NH Jacksonville
Hosts Health Fair
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
will be hosting a health fair
on Friday, May 8 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Navy Exchange courtyard.
Hospital staff will be on hand
to provide information on a
variety of heath-related top-
ics including health benefits,
Pharmacy services, health
promotion and wellness. All
hands are invited to attend.

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
The Defense Department is
monitoring the swine flu situ-
ation closely, with its primary
focus on protecting the military
population, a senior Pentagon
official said April 27.
As the Department of Health
and Human Services leads
the U.S. effort, the military is
posturing itself to respond if
required, Pentagon spokesman
Bryan Whitman told reporters.
"We certainly have a number
of contingency plans for deal-
ing with health incidences like
this, because our primary goal
is preservation of the fighting
force," he said. "So we obvi-

ously have plans and take mea-
sures to ensure that we can
preserve the fighting strength
of the military in the event that
there should be a greater crisis
with respect to a health situa-
tion like this."
Two prescription anti-viral
drugs, relenza and tamiflu,
already are standard stock at
U.S. military treatment facili-
ties, and larger quantities are
stockpiled at several sites in
the United States and overseas,
Whitman said.
President Barack Obama
told the National Academy of
Sciences today the emerging
incidence of swine flu in the
United States "is obviously a

cause for concern and requires a
heightened state of alert, but it's
not a cause for alarm."
The Centers for Disease
Control has confirmed 20 cases
of swine flu virus infection in
the United States in California,
Kansas, New York City, Ohio
and Texas. None have involved
members of the military or their
Greater cases of infections
have been reported internation-
ally, particularly in Mexico.
Obama said HHS has
declared a public health emer-
gency only "as a precautionary
tool to ensure that we have the
resources we need at our dis-
posal to respond quickly and

Meanwhile, the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management
Director John Berry distributed
CDC guidelines for prevent-
ing the spread of swine flu to
the federal work force. Berry
also distributed guidance for
federal agencies to protect their
work forces and the public and
to ensure continuity of opera-
tions in the event that they must
institute their already-prepared
pandemic influenza prepared-
ness plans.
CDC recommends the follow-
ing actions people can take to
stay healthy:
-- Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or

sneeze. Throw the tissue in the
trash after you use it.
-- Wash your hands often with
soap and water, especially after
you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-
based hand cleaners also are
-- Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth. Germs spread
that way.
CDC also recommends
avoiding close contact with
sick people, particularly if they
are coughing or sneezing, and
to stay home if you're sick to
avoid infecting others.
For more information, go to
www.cdc.gov or 1-800-CDC-
INFO (232-4636).


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, I 1 ..... I, April 30, 2009

Chaplain's Comer

On the lighter side.... a very
upset wife visited the fam-
ily psychiatrist and said to him,
"Doctor, you've got to help my
husband. He's having delusions
and thinks he's an elevator."
"Oh ...you just send him in to
see me. I'll straighten him out,"
said the psychiatrist. "I can't
do that," said the wife. "He's
an express and doesn't stop on
your floor." (laugh,... please)
On the darker side, however...
is a true story from the annals of
World War I. The story goes that
at the conclusion of "the war to
end all wars" numerous shell-
shocked French soldiers could
not remember who they were.
They had been victims of mas-
sive artillery barrages. Literally,
hundreds of shells had exploded
around them but they had been

Chaplain Joe Molina
CDS40 Staff Chaplain
miraculously spared. However,
mentally they were scarred. The
soldiers were disoriented to the
point of not knowing who they
were. Try to imagine, if you
can, the confusion, the horror,

the anxiety of not having any
blessed idea of who you are!
These French soldiers had a true
identity crisis.
A small number of them
could not be immediately
reunited with family due to
faulty military records. For
these poor souls the question
of the moment was: "Please,
please... Can someone tell me
who I am?"
Who are you? Who am I? The
question appears, trite, almost
ridiculous. But, at the heart of
the question lies the all-impor-
tant issue of "self identity." The
answer to the question must go
beyond merely describing what
we do for a living or what our
physical appearance may be
like. Immeasurably more impor-
tant than our professional iden-

tity is... our spiritual and moral
identity. These are the non-tan-
gible qualities of the self that
ultimately define who we are.
When it comes to grinding
out the practical aspects of
daily living, having a clear and
healthy self-identity will keep
us balanced and consistent and
happy with life. We will do
what we say and say what we
do. Let me illustrate:
A farmer was on his way to
New Orleans with a big Bible
tucked under his arm. A friend
stopped him and asked where he
was going. The farmer answered
that he was on his way to Mardi
Gras to indulge in liquor,
women and whatever else came
along. Puzzled by the reply, the
friend asked why he was taking
his Bible. The farmer replied:

"Well, if I stay over the week-
end I want to make sure I get to
church." The farmer had pro-
jected some mixed signals. His
inner motives betrayed his outer
Can we talk? Let's face it. As
we look across the landscape of
life, I think that we can agree
that the three traps of the soul
are: money, sex, power. These
are the three general excesses
that commonly entrap people
in a negative downward spiral.
It appears crystal clear to me
that in our personal spiritual
and moral identity there are cer-
tain things that do not fit, that
must not be allowed to distort
and undermine a healthy self-
identity. There are things that
are appropriate and things that
are not.

Is this easy to do? No. It takes
work and sometimes the work is
all uphill. Famous scholar and
author, C.S. Lewis expressed it
this way, "Anyone that has ever
said that it's easy to be good
has never tried to be good." The
stakes are high when we hold
up the standard for that which is
good and right. In doing so we
may get bloody, we may even
get hurt. But the positive end-
results and benefits to others
and us are immeasurable.
When our self-identity is
anchored and centered on the
things of God we will discover
great personal comfort, inter-
nally and externally.

H omefront in Focus

By Beth Wilson
Military Spouse Contributor
The successful rescue of
Capt Richard Phillips from the
hands of Somali pirates gives
Navy families an opportunity
to take a renewed pride in our
United States Navy. I watched
with great interest as cable news
anchors chronicled the actions
of the Navy ships in the area,
speculating on proposed action.
While we all hoped for a suc-
cessful resolution it still came
as a surprise that sharp-shooters
from an unidentified Navy Seal
team brought the situation to a
very happy end.
While Rambo and Steven
Segal movies have jaded our
perspective of military opera-
tions, one thing remains true

- our all-volunteer military is
second to none. Our Navy, and
its diverse capabilities, contin-
ues to amaze me. Prior to mar-
rying my Sailor I have to admit,
I did not fully understand the
mission and diversity of com-
munities within the Navy. I
am sure my knowledge of the
Navy is sorely lacking but what
I do comprehend only raises my
appreciation of my husband's
chosen branch of service.
I found understanding and
appreciating the big picture of
the Navy as well as the role of
my Sailor's vessel or commu-
nity gave me not only a sense of
pride but during those moments
of resenting the demands of a
Navy marriage it helped me to
remember that my husband is a

part of something important.
In my short time as a Navy
wife I have enjoyed friend-
ships with Navy spouses from
the "Boomers" and Fast-Attack
subs. They are different with
very different missions. One
carries ballistic missiles and
deploys silently for short peri-
ods of time. The other is regard-
ed as the most versatile platform
in the Navy with a mission of
surveillance, intelligence while
carrying its own lethal battery.
Submariners are a tight, proud
The surface fleet of the Navy
community is perhaps most
recognized. Cruisers, destroy-
ers, frigates, minesweepers,
amphibious ships, patrol craft
and other auxiliary ships make

up the surface fleet. Their proud
mission is to provide a forward
naval presence, sea control and
to project power ashore. These
ships usually deploy as part of
a battle group. If your Sailor
serves on a surface ship, take
time to learn about the capabili-
ties and function of their ship
Did you know the Navy has
'ground troops?' With a motto
of "We build, We fight" the
Naval Construction Force, or
Seabees, are a unique group.
One Seabee wife, in explain-
ing to me her husband's job
said, "Think rugged construc-
tion workers with guns." The
Seabees proud history begins
in 1941 and their legacy con-

tinues today. Their mission as
'combat engineers' makes them
a versatile, effective force. Also
a proud community, click here
to learn more: https://www.sea-
The Navy Air Forces were
made famous in movies such as
Top Gun and who doesn't know
about the U.S. Navy's elite Blue
Angels? The Navy air forces
include the twelve impressive,
nuclear powered air craft car-
riers (no, they are not surface
fleet), Air Wings, and approx-
imately 3,800 aircraft (http://
asp). The capabilities of the
Naval Air Forces include strike/
fighter missions, sub-surface
warfare, anti-surface warfare,
electronic warfare, reconnais-

sance, search and rescue and,
communications relay, and other
logistical support missions.
I've barely scratched the sur-
face of the proud history, mis-
sion and capabilities of the
United States Navy. Rescuing
Capt. Phillips is but one proud
capability. Take a little time to
learn more about the history,
capabilities and mission of your
Sailor's command and take
pride in their part of the Great
White Fleet.
Questions or comments for
Beth? Email her at beth@home-
frontinfocus.com. Check out her
internet talk show for spouses at

-Sweet Land Of Liberty

Travel Tips, Deals, Insider

Information Coming Soon

By Erica I. Pefia-Vest
Travel Contributor
When times are difficult and
the economy is weak, certain
extra curricular activities seem
to fall by the wayside. One of
those activities is travel. With
gas prices as high as they are,
it's often no longer affordable
or even feasible to take a vaca-
tion. But, that doesn't have to
be the case. As members of the
armed services, there are many
deals and discounts available
to us throughout the nation that
could help us make our family
vacations a lot more affordable.
Throughout the year, I will be
highlighting travel opportuni-
ties available both nearby and
throughout the country.
Travel is important. It's the
one of the largest industries in
the United States. Our coun-
try depends on it. In addition,
the New York Times recently
reported that travel is not just a
luxury; it's also good for your
health. They quoted a study that
stated that people that traveled
more frequently had less heart
and health problems. Traveling
is also educational for your fam-
ily. Saint Augustine once said
"The world is a book, and those
that do not travel read only a
page." If those reasons are not


incentive enough to take your
family on a vacation, I don't
know what is.
There are great deals avail-
able when you know how to
find them. As a 13-year veteran
of the travel industry, I know all
the ins and outs and would like
to share with you a few indus-
try secrets. I will also research
popular tourist destination and
find out what offers they have
for the military and/or govern-
ment employees. We aren't the
only ones feeling the hit of the
weak economy. Many popular
tourist destinations are also des-
perate to attract our business.
Because of this, many are offer-
ing deals that are too good to
pass up. The same way it is
currently a buyers market in real
estate, it is a travelers market in
tourism. You just have to know
how to find the great deals, and
I'm here to help.
I will have a regular column
highlighting those great oppor-
tunities for travel and other
travel tips. I will also include
information on local and near-
by attractions for those of you
that want to stay close to home.
Meanwhile if you have any
questions or for more informa-
tion, visit www.guidetofamily-


Web Site Launched

From City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville City Council
member Kevin Hyde joined
representatives of the city's
Housing and Neighborhoods
Department today to offi-
cially launch the Stay Home:
Jacksonville Foreclosure
Prevention Web site at the
"Passport to Fair Housing"
Awareness Symposium.
Working with its community
partners, the City of Jacksonville
developed the foreclosure infor-
mational Web site, which may
be accessed by visiting www.
coj.net, keyword "foreclosure,"
as a resource to connect those
homeowners who may face or
are facing foreclosure with the
appropriate agencies for assis-
tance. The key to success for
homeowners in trouble is to get
assistance as early as possible.
"While Jacksonville may have
some of the highest foreclo-
sures rates in the U.S., through
city government and numer-
ous service providers, we are
also well-equipped to help our
homeowners," said Jacksonville
Mayor John Peyton. "The first
step must be for homeowners in

need to reach out for assistance
so alternative solutions can be
arranged to help prevent fore-
closure. The Stay Home Web
site will direct homeowners to
the appropriate agencies or ser-
vice providers that can provide
the necessary help."
As foreclosures affect all parts
of the local community, the Stay
Home logo and link to the infor-
mational site will be placed on
the Web sites of all the city's
community partners, media out-
lets and any other mediums to
help reach those homeowners
in need and connect them with
legitimate service providers.
"I was especially pleased to
help launch this foreclosure
informational Web site as home-
owners must be educated on the
foreclosure process and know
what help is available to them,"
said Council member Hyde.
"Help is available to those in
need so please visit this Web
site and learn of options that are
available from the city's com-
munity service providers."

Coast Guard MCPON Talks At Navy League

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-Photo courtesy of Mayport Council fo Navy League
Mayport Council of Navy League held their monthly dinner meeting at the Ocean Breeze, on Naval Station Mayport on April
16 with guest speaker Master Chief Charles Bowen, Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard. Bowen spoke
about people, and how important they are to the military. He relayed stories of some of the people he has met in his travels, and
how important their stories are. He said several times "that he was proud to work with the heroes." National President, Michael
McGrath, presented Dick O'Rourke with a Scroll of Honor for his years of service to the Mayport Council, and most especially
his role as the Liaison for the Coast Guard. The Scroll of Honor is the second highest award given on the national level. Mayport
Council, the proud recipient of five Outstanding Council Awards, is a civilian organization open to all interested citizens. The
council supports the men and women of Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine and their families at
home and abroad since 1902. To join, call Pat Pumphrey at 280-0941. Pictured from left, Michael McGrath, National President,
Navy League of the United States Dick O'Rourke, Past Vice Pi',ulh'e United States Coast Guard Liaison Captain Paul FThomas,
Sector Commander, USCG Sector Jacksonville Master Chief Charles Bowen Diane Wright, President, Mayport Council Navy
League of the United States.


Naval Station Mayport
C apt. A aron Bow m an ................................................................ ..................... ... C ... i . O officer
C m dr. M ike W atson...................................... ................................ ...................... Executive O officer
CM DCM Deborah Davidson ................................................ ..................... Command Master Chief
Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff
Bill A ustin ............................................................................................................ Public A affairs O officer
M C1 Heather Ewton........ ................................................................ Deputy Public Affairs Officer
FC1 Price Clay ......................................... Assistant Public Affairs Officer
IC2 Paul Fenn.................. .. ................ Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Pa ige G na n n............................................................................................................................ Ed ito r
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Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.
Confessions: before & after
mass or upon request
CCD: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Baptisms: class 3rd Sunday of
Protestant Worship
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
Baptism: For information
contact your chaplain

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

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

Contact Chaplain 6 months
prior. PREP is required

For more information, call

THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, I.... April 30, 2009 3

USS Philippine Sea Performs MEDEVAC

By Ensign Trey Souder
USS Philippine Sea
Just before midnight, USS
Philippine Sea's mission
received quite the interruption
when Commander, Second Fleet
contacted her with a search and
rescue mission, the second in
just six months. In the dark,
choppy seas with sustained 35
knot winds, the Philippine Sea
was en route to Plymouth, UK
to participate in Exercise Joint
Warrior, a multinational NATO
exercise, when she was alerted

by Second Fleet of a dire medi-
cal situation onboard a nearby
cruise ship.
The motor vessel Braemar,
located about 100 nautical miles
south of the Philippine Sea, had
a 70-year-old passenger who
was suffering from a ruptured
abdominal and perforated ulcer
and needed immediate evacua-
tion to the nearest medical facil-
No more than three minutes
after receiving the message,
the Air Boss, Lt. Cmdr. Olaf

Talbert of HSL-46 Detachment
5, currently embarked onboard
Philippine Sea, the ship's
Operations Officer, Lt. Randy
Chestang, and the Combat
Information Center (CIC)
Officer, Lt. Joe Sortillon were
all in CIC gathering as much
information as they could in
order to brief the Commanding
Officer, Capt. Gary Parriott
and make a recommendation
as to how to most efficiently
and effectively accomplish their
new mission.

The navigator onboard
Philippine Sea, Lt.j.g. Giuliana
Velucci and the Officer of the
Deck, Ensign Chris Stover col-
laborated with the supporting
cast in CIC to come up with
a best course and speed to get
Philippine Sea in position to
launch her helicopter in hot
pursuit of Braemar. Ensign Joe
Garia, a newly commissioned
ensign out of Officer Candidate
School was the conning offi-
cer on his first-ever underway
experience aboard a U.S. Navy

"It was great to really see
how the bridge and CIC watch
teams are supposed to support
one another in a real situation,
especially to come to the aid of
a distressed vessel" said Garia.
Philippine Sea responded with
a heightened sense of urgency
and the utmost proficiency.
Flight quarters was set and
the helicopter was off en route
to Braemar by 2:50 am, once
Philippine Sea reached a safe
distance to launch her helicop-

ter for endurance and range rea-
The SH-60B helicopter pro-
ceeded to the cruise ship, and
conducted a basket retrieval
of the medical patient while
hovering at 40 feet above the
By 5:31 am, Cutlass 477
was on the ground at Bermuda
Rescue Coordination Center
and the patient was transferred
to the nearest hospital.

Groves Sailors

Visit Children's

Hospital In Jax

From USS Stephen W. Groves
Public Affairs Office
Six Sailors from USS Stephen
W. Groves (FFG 29) set out for
Wolfson Children's Hospital
on April 21 eager to donate a
truckload of toys, ball caps and
ship memorabilia to the hospi-
tal's residents.
The volunteers organized and
prepared for this community
relations event in close coop-
eration with the Navy's Caps
for Kids program. Since 1999,
Navy afloat and ashore com-
mands have donated thousands
of unit ball caps, t-shirts and
patches. These items are then
presented by Sailors to chil-
dren who are fighting serious
illnesses in hospitals across the
Throughout the afternoon,
the Sailors visited more than 50
children, between ages two and

18. Culinary Specialist First
Class Marvincent Williams
arranged the day's schedule and
collected $450 worth of stuffed
animals and toys. The children
were delighted with their gifts
and were proud to receive U.S.
Navy ball caps and ship coins.
"It was quite an experi-
ence watching the kids receive
the toys and seeing the joy it
brought them," Williams said.
"I think our guys were really
excited to see how much of
a difference it made. We all
agreed that the smiles on the
children's faces made our visit
well worth the effort."
The crew of USS Stephen
W. Groves, homeported in
Mayport, Florida, looks forward
to participating in more com-
munity relations opportunities
on the ship's upcoming deploy-

Resurfacing Project Starts On A1A

Work started April to resurface 3.5 miles
of S.R. A1A from S.R. 101 (Mayport
Road) to Broad Street near the ferry land-
ing area.
The $2.5 million construction project
should be finished this fall. The contract
specifies 180 days to complete the work
and allows extra time for weather delays
and unforeseen field conditions.
The roadway will be milled and resur-
faced. Almost a one-mile section of S.R.

Bus Route
they receive COMRATS. Also,
possible waste of fuel and time
exists on the shuttle routes."
According to project coordi-
nator Cmdr. Mike Russo, the
base collected data throughout
a 30-day period in which rid-
ership, as well as shuttle stop
usage, were counted.
"This data was crunched so
there have been some stops
eliminated and some added,"
he said.
One of the main issues with
the shuttle was Massey Avenue,
Russo added. He said that the

A1A north of the Sherman Creek Bridge
will be reconstructed due to the settle-
ment of the existing roadway. To allow
for this reconstruction, the existing two-
way roadway will be reduced to one lane.
Two-way traffic will be maintained using
a temporary traffic signal. This roadway
reconstruction should take three to four
months to complete.
Drainage improvements will occur at
several locations within the project limits.
Guardrail safety improvements will also

shuttle disrupted flow during
peak traffic times. With a lit-
tle reworking, Russo said they
hope to reduce that traffic issue.
"The goal of the project was
to decrease the amount of time
it takes for the base shuttle to
safely transport patrons from
location to location; ensure all
stops are safe and have shelter
if required and ensure patrons
are aware of the shuttle route."
Two shuttle buses will make
the circuit starting at the tug
pier between Charlie and Bravo
piers, followed by stops to

be made to the Sherman Creek Bridge.
No lane closings will be allowed
between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3
p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Milling and resurfac-
ing operations and drainage repairs under
the roadway will occur at night.
Duval Asphalt is the contractor on
the job. The Jacksonville office of GAI
Consultants, Inc. will be managing the
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UNITAS Ships Set Sail For 50th Exercise

By MC2 Alan Gragg and
MCSN Patrick Grieco
UNITAS Public Affairs
Ships from 11 nations got
underway April 23 for UNITAS
Gold, the 50th iteration of the
longest-running multinational
maritime exercise.
Maritime forces from
Argentina, Brazil, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Germany, Mexico, Peru, the
United States and Uruguay left
Mayport, Fla., and began the
underway portion of the annual
partnership building exercise.
"Through the years, UNITAS
has evolved to fit the land-
scape, needs, and mutual naval
and maritime interests of the
Americas and Caribbean," said
Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan,
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Southern Command (NAVSO)
and U.S. 4th Fleet. "As we
move forward together, I am
confident that future opportuni-
ties to work with our partners
will not only strengthen our
ability to operate together and
provide for our nation's security
but will also build personal and
professional respect and friend-
For 50 years, UNITAS has
served as the primary maritime
security engagement exercise
among the militaries of the
Western Hemisphere.
During the two-week exer-
cise lasting from April 20-May
5, the United States, partner
nations and Latin American
countries will train together
in a realistic scenario-driven
training environment featuring
live-fire exercises, undersea
warfare, shipboard operations,
maritime interdiction opera-
tions, air defense and surface
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Ships from eleven countries sail information during the photo exercise (PHOTOEX) of UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise.
Maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, the United States and Uruguay are participating in the partnership
building exercise April 20-May 5. The two-week exercise includes realistic scenario-driven training opportunities such as live-fire exercises, shipboard operations, maritime
interdiction operations and special warfare.

electronic warfare, and special
More than 30 ships, two sub-
marines and 50 aircraft from the
U.S. and participating navies
are involved.
"This isn't something we
have an opportunity to do quite
often," said Canadian army 1st
lieutenant Michael Faber of
Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion,
Royal 22nd Regiment. "The

Canadian forces are very much
arranged towards international
partnerships and joint opera-
tions. UNITAS provides us
a chance to practice working
on our basic operational skills
with people of other countries."
Faber also said UNITAS helps
provide his team with the expe-
rience they need to be ready for
almost any real-world opera-

During the exercise, Sailors,
Marines and Coastguardsmen
have the opportunity to
train side-by-side with Latin
American navies in a high-tech
environment using state-of-the-
art equipment.
The relationships that develop
from this exercise will help to
foster cooperation and under-
standing between participating

A member of the Brazilian
marines, Private Renan Gabriel
said he is grateful his unit was
selected to participate in this
exercise. He said the differ-
ences between American and
Brazlian operational procedures
are almost non-existent.
"There are little differences
between our two forces," said
Gabriel. "We have identical fast
rope and amphibious operation

"It's quite amazing," said
Ships Serviceman Seaman
Philip Kozloff, a ship store
attendant onboard amphibious
transport dock ship USS Mesa
Verde (LPD 19). "It's great to
meet other people from different
countries and learn their cus-
toms or culture. It helps build
our relationships with them

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I . -.- A U.S. Marine takes a picture of Armada de Chile Rear Adm.
Cristian Del Real and Fuerzas armadas del Uruguay Capt. Rubens
-Photo by MCC Anthony Casullo Romanelli prior to their flight on board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-
Ships from countries participating in Exercise Unitas Gold are moored at Naval Station Mayport. Mayport is host to maritime forces 22 Osprey. Partner nation navy and Marine Corps representatives
from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, the United States and Uruguay for the 50th itera- and local dignitaries took a flight on the MV-22 following a visit to
tion of the annual multinational maritime exercise, which takes place off the coast of Florida April 20 through May 5. U. S. Fourth Fleet headquarters during UNITAS Gold.

-U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson
A United States Navy landing signal officer with Assault Craft Unit 4 (ACU-4) directs two 87-foot Landing Craft to their landing zones
to unload soldiers and marines from Canada, Chile, Brazil Peru, Uruguay and onto a Fli idai beach during an amphibious training
exercise. ACU-4 is currently underway with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) as part of UNITAS Gold, a
multi-national exercise that aims to increase interoperability among participating nations.

-Photo by MC1(SW) Holly Boynton
A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) arrives on the beach at Naval
Station Mayport during an amphibious landing demonstration
for UNITAS Gold.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, I I... April 30, 2009 5

-Photo by MC1(SW) Holly Boynton
Civilians and multinational military members view a U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle
following a beach assault during an amphibious landing demonstration for UNITAS Gold. Mayport
hosted maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany,
Mexico, Peru, the United States and Uruguay for the 50th iteration of the annual multinational mari-
time exercise, which will take place off the coast of Fliii ida April 20-May 5.

-Photo by MC2 Ron Kuzlik
Sailors from USS Doyle's (FFG 39) visit, board, search and seizure
(VBSS) team stands ready during a demonstration to partner
nation navies during UNITAS Gold.

-Photo by MC2 Ron Kuzlik
Sailors from USS Doyle's (FFG 39) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team demonstrate U.S.
Navy VBSS procedures to partner nation navies during UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the lon-
gest running multinational maritime exercise in the world. The United States, this year's host nation,
will participate in several realistic tactical training scenarios with maritime forces from Argentina,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Domincan Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru and
Uruguay off the coast offl n id i April 20-May 5.

-Photo by Paige Gnann
A German Sailor from FGS FrankfurtAM Main (A 1412) tries to block the ball as a Sailor from USS Kauffman (FFG 59) taps it in for
a point during a beach volleyball game at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The game was part of a two-day Sports Challenge event held in
conjunction with UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the longest running multinational maritime exercise in the world. Naval units
from the U.S. are joined by maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru and
Uruguay. The forces are participating in several realistic tactical training scenarios off the coast ofFlai id, i April 20-May 5.

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Partner nation sailors compete in a biathlon as part of a two-day Sports Challenge event held in
conjunction with UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the longest running multinational maritime
exercise in the world.

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Sailors from partner nation sailors participate in a picnic at the conclusion of a two-day Sports

Multinational Commanders Weigh In On UNITAS

By Lt. Arwen Consaul
Commander, US. 4th Fleet Public Affairs
Twenty-three officer from 11 countries are
aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) working as an
integrated multinational staff as part of UNITAS
Gold, the longest running multinational maritime
exercise in the world.
The members of the Command and Control
center for UNITAS Gold are working together
aboard the flagship, Mesa Verde, to run the 50th
iteration of UNITAS, an exercise designed to train
the participating forces in a variety of maritime
scenarios, with each operating as a component
of a multinational force, and providing the maxi-
mum opportunity to improve interoperability.
The at-sea phase of the exercise kicked off
April 23 as 15 U.S. and 13 partner nation ships
joined together in close formation off the coast of
"All navies have many things in common, but
this exercise UNITAS helps to increase the capa-
bilites of each navy," said Cmdr Renato Besa,
Chilean Navy. "Each navy has strengths and
weakness in each area. Through UNITAS all
navy's increase knowledge and abilities to inter-
Maritime Forces and observers from Argentina,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Dominican Republic, Germany, Mexico, Peru,
Uruguay and the United States are participating
in the exercise UNITAS Gold through May 5. The
members of the Multinational Task Force and the

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-Photo by MC1 Holly Boynton
The Armada de Mexico frigate ARM Mina (F-214) departs Mayport Naval Base to participate in
UNITAS Gold off the coast of Jacksonville. Mayport is host to maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, the United States and Uruguay for the
50th iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise, which will take place off the coast of
Fliid, April20-May 5.

crews of more than 30 ships, four submarines and
50 aircraft are putting words into action.
"Our mission is to give peace," said Cmdr.

Byron Paredes, Ecuadorian Navy. "To work
together to identify a common threat, not to fight
each other. It is important that UNITAS remains

in this time."
During the 16-day exercise the partner nations
will participate in various exercises addressing a
variety of mission areas to include live-fire exer-
cises, undersea warfare, shipboard operations,
maritime interdiction operations, air defense and
surface warfare, amphibious operations, elec-
tronic warfare, and special warfare.
Since it's inception, UNITAS has grown in
both participating countries and assets. This
year marks the first time that both Mexico and
Canada have specifically sent assets to take part
in the exercise. The ships and crew of the ARM
Mina (F-214), ARM Oaxaca (PO-161), HMCS
Montreal (336) and HMCS Corner Brook (S
878), all joined UNITAS to share knoweldge and
capabilities with 11 other countries.
"This is our first time to participate," said
Cmdr. Jose Barradas, Mexican Navy. "We have
similar problems, and it is very important to con-
front simliar threats."
Not only does UNITAS Gold provide an oppor-
tunity for each navy to learn from one another
and work together to address common security
issues, it also fosters friendly, mutual cooperation
and understanding between participating navies.
"That is what this is all about," said Capt.
Rudy Laco, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 40.
"Making friendships, learning about each others
cultures and navies, and truly learning about how
to work with our partner nations.

6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, I .... I April 30, 2009

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April 30: CPO Weekly Social Hour.
Free hors d'oeuvres every Thursday 3-
5 p.m. at Foc'sle CPO Club. Drink spe-
cials available plus all-you-can-drink
soft drinks for only $1. Weekly social
hour is reserved for active and retired
Chief Petty Officers and their guests.
May 1: Deadline for Emergency
First Responder and Rescue Diver
Classes. EFR class ($49) is May 8.
Rescue Diver class ($224) is May 9-
10. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures.

For prerequisites, call 270-5541.
May 1: New Castaway's Hours
Begin. Monday through Saturday 2
p.m.-1:30 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-
1:30 a.m. 270-7205
May 2: No Saturday Movies at
Beachside Community Center.
Family-friendly outdoor summer mov-
ies start on Friday, May 8 at Sea Otter
Pavilion. 270-5228
May 5: CPO Club Cinco de Mayo
Party. 4 p.m. at Foc'sle CPO Club for
all Khakis (active and retired Chief

Petty Officers, military officers and
their guests). Free hors d'oeuvres from
4-7 p.m. Beverage specials also avail-
able. 270-5432
May 6: Intramural Bowling.
Lunchtime league meets at 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday at Mayport Bowling
Center. Captain's Cup league for
Active Duty. 270-5377
May 8: Summer Outdoor Movies
Begin (Bedtime Stories, PG). 8:30
p.m. every Friday at Sea Otter Pavilion.
Light refreshments available for pur-

chase. 270-5228
May 8 & 9: Live Band, Denny's
Revenge. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. both nights at
Castaway's Lounge. Everyone wel-
come. Free admission. 270-7205
May 10: Mother's Day Bingo.
12:15 p.m. at Beachside Community
Center. Double payouts on all hard
cards and an extra $1,000 game. 270-
May 10: Mother's Day Bowling
Special. 1-8 p.m. at Mayport Bowling

May 11: Deadline for Base Golf
Championship (May 16-17). 8:30
a.m. shotgun start at Windy Harbor
for eligible patrons (active and retired
military, reservists, DoD and their
dependents with established handicaps
at Mayport). Format is 36-hole stroke
play. 270-5380
May 12: Armed Forces 5K/10K
Fun Run. 8 a.m. start at the Gym.
Free. 270-5451

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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.
May 1: Comedy Zone Trip.
This free trip includes transpor-
tation, admission and appetiz-
ers. Open to those 18 years old
and older. Trip departs from
Planet Mayport at 6:15 p.m.
May 4: Barracks Break In.

Free pizza and a movie in the
lounge of Bldg. 2105 starting at
6 p.m. every Monday.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo. Free
food, music and fun at Planet
Mayport starting at 6 p.m.
May 5: Texas Hold 'Em.
This free, progressive tour-
nament starts at 6 p.m. every
Tuesday at Castaway's Lounge
(Beachside Community Center).
May 6: Rack Attack Pool
Tournament. This free, single
elimination tournament starts at
6:15 p.m. at Planet Mayport.
May 7: 10-Minute Tourist

Tour. Quick tours of Planet
Mayport offered on the hour
every hour with a giveaway gift
for everyone participating.
May 8: Free Fry-Day.
Free McDonald's French fries
starting at 6:30 p.m. at Planet
Mayport (while supplies last).
May 9: Funk Fest 2009.
This trip to Metro Park features
the funky sounds of BBD, Guy
Featuring Aaron Hall, Fantasia,
Doug E Fresh, Alexander
O'Neal, and Midnight Starr.
Pre-registration is required.
Cost is $15.

Kid Zone

May 1: Club Teen Extended
Hours (Movie Night). Open
7-10 p.m. for middle and high
school ages. 270-5680 or 246-
May 1: Freedom Friday,
Fiesta Dance. 7-11 p.m. at the
Youth Activities Center for
elementary ages. Cost is $7
in advance, $9 the day of (if
space). Space is limited; early
sign up is recommended. 270-
May 2: No Saturday Movies
at Beachside Community

Center. Family-friendly outdoor
summer movies start on Friday,
May 8 at Sea Otter Pavilion.
May 4: Teen Camp
Registration Begins. (Replaces
Junior Counselor Program.)
Weekly camp sessions are avail-
able for ages 13-14 from June
8-August 21. Sessions are lim-
ited to 12 teens per week. Cost
is $60 per week. Sign up begins
at 9 a.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. 270-5680
May 8: Summer Outdoor

Movies Begin (Bedtime
Stories, PG). 8:30 p.m. every
Friday at Sea Otter Pavilion.
Light refreshments available for
purchase. 270-5228
May 9: Teen Dance. 8-11
p.m. at Club Teen for middle
and high school ages. Cost is $2
per person. 270-5680 or 246-

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Rap Artist Yung Joc Drops In On Vicksburg

-Photo courtesy of USS Vicksburg
Capt. Chuck Nygaard, Cmdr. Joseph Thomas, Command Master
Chief (SW) Jay Powell and Culinary Specialist First Class (SW/
AW) Corey Clemons pi"c with iung Joc and associates.

By Ensign Marc Schron
USS Vicksburg PAO
Rap & Hip-Hop artist
Yung Joc recently dropped by
USS Vicksburg during their
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group
Deployment. Arriving by heli-
copter from the USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Rapper Yung Joc
and his associates were met by
Vicksburg Commanding Officer
Captain Chuck Nygaard, and
Executive Officer Commander
Joseph Thomas. Standard for
all Vicksburg guests is a tour of
the massive warship, the "Death
Star" of the Eisenhower Carrier
Strike Group, so naturally the
first stop was in the Combat
Information Center. Impressive
as the extensive array of sys-
tems that comprise the nerve
center of the Eisenhower Air

Defense Commander's back-
bone is, the tour continued ever-
higher to Vicksburg's bridge.
Comparing the Corvette of
Vicksburg to the Cadillac
of Eisenhower, Seaman John
Caplinger showed Yung Joc a
few pointers before letting him
take the helm and take VIK
through several full-power
high-speed turns. Stepping out
to the bridge wing, the guests
were met by Gunners Mate
First Class Brandon Clark who
showed them the basics of the
M240G 7.62mm machine gun.
Outfitted with a bandolier of
ammunition apiece, Yung Joc
and crew tried their hand on the
fully-automatic setting, tear-
ing up the water and generating
large smiles all-around. Next
on the tour was Central Control

-Photos courtesy of USS Vicksburg
Rap artist YungJoc shares a few thoughts with Information Technician 2nd Class (SW) Marcus Baugh.
Station, where Chief Warrant By this time, the crew was and Seaman Kenny Lewis laid without an autograph session,
Officer Angelo Jones gave the assembled on the flight deck for down their own rhymes before so with photos and CD's pro-
VIP's an up-close and personal a special treat. Not to be out- Yung Joc. Put on the spot but vided by Navy Entertainment,
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rooster tail seen off the stem. Second Class Marcus Baugh, No celebrity visit is complete Yung Joc.

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Saturday, May 16
GOLF CLUB Sunday, May 17
36 Hole Stroke Play
(Base Champion is the individual with the lowest 36 hole gross score)
Championship Flight will play the Blue Tees
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8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, I 1.... I, April 30, 2009

Phoenix Express Kicks Off With Robert G. Bradley

By Commander, US. Naval Forces Europe-
Commander, US. Naval Forces Africa/
Commander, US. Sixth Fleet Public
Maritime and land forces from 14
countries kicked off Exercise Phoenix
Express (PE09) in Souda Bay, Greece
April 22.
PE09, a two-week long exer-
cise designed to strengthen regional
maritime partnerships, is part of the

overall U.S. Africa Command and
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
ft Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Africa Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet
theater security cooperation (TSC)
strategy to enhance regional stability in
the region through increased interoper-
ability and cooperation among regional
allies from the United States, Africa,
and Europe.
"Phoenix Express demonstrates U.S.

and partner nation commitment to
regional stability and maritime secu-
rity," said U.S. Navy Capt. Red Smith,
Commander, Task Force 68. "During
this exercise, Sailors will get underway
and become familiar with the other
navies' operating procedures and prac-
tices. When they meet in the future
to conduct combined peacekeeping or
humanitarian operations, or to counter
trafficking in drugs, weapons, or per-

sons in this region, they will be better
able to work together."
U.S. units participating in the exer-
cise include members of the U.S. 6th
Fleet staff, the 6th Fleet Command
ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)
homeported in Gaeta, Italy, and USS
Robert G. Bradley, homeported in
Mayport, Fla.
"Phoenix Express offers a phenom-
enal opportunity to hone fundamental

naval skills and improve the interoper-
ability in the interest of maritime safety
and security," said Robert G. Bradley
Commanding Officer Cmdr. Clinton A.
Participating countries include
Algeria, Croatia, France, Greece,
Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Portugal,
Senegal, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia and the
United States.

PNLOs Visit USS Carney

-Photo by MC2 Alan Gragg
A group of Partner Nation Liaison Officers (PNLOs) from U.S. Southern Command
(SOUTHCOM) stand in the bridge of USS Carney (DDG 64), while receiving a tour of the
Mayport-based guided-missile destroyer While in Mayport, the PNLOs also toured U.S. Naval
Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) and U.S. 4th Fleet Headquarters. SOUTHCOM, head-
quartered in Miami, is the regional commander in charge of all U.S. military operations in
the Caribbean, Central and South America and surrounding waters. Both SOUTHCOM and
NAVSO host PNLOs, military officers from regional countries who are assigned as staff mem-

Hue City Welcomes New Ensigns

-Photo by MCSA Whitfield M. Palmer
Sailors aboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) man the rails upon arrival in Algiers April 17.
Robert G. Bradley is in Algiers for a Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) mission to strengthen the
maritime partnership between the U.S. and Algeria.

RGB Marks Visit To Algeria

To Strengthen Partnership

Whitfield M. Palmer
USS Robert G. Bradley
USS Robert G. Bradley
(FFG 49) arrived in Algiers
April 17 for a Theater Security
Cooperation (TSC) mission to
strengthen the maritime part-
nership between the U.S. and
The visit included a luncheon
aboard the ship attended by var-
ious Algerian officials to include
Brigadier General Mohammed
Guelmami, Commander of the
Central Naval Region. A flight
deck reception attended by
senior military officers, civilian
officials, and members of the
diplomatic corps including U.S.
Ambassador David Pearce was
held aboard the ship as well.
In addition to training with
Algeria's military, Robert G.

Bradley Sailors took advantage
of unique opportunities to visit
military and arts museums and
the Roman ruins at Tipaza. All
of the tours were hosted by the
Algerian Navy specifically for
the crew of Robert G. Bradley.
The visit concluded with
a reception hosted by the
Algerian military that included
a dinner of traditional Algerian
food and music by the National
Folk Orchestra. A surprise for
Sailors attending the reception
came in the form of a rendition
of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round
the Mountain" played by the
"The friendship with the
United States is not a recent
relationship," said Navy
Brigadier General Mohammed
Guelmami as he addressed the
attendees of the reception. "Our

common interests and challeng-
es are several hundred years
old. We are pleased to have
the opportunity to work togeth-
er here and during Phoenix
Phoenix Express is a multi-
national exercise designed to
increase interoperability among
participating nations to strength-
en partnerships and maritime
safety and security in the region.
This port visit served as a pre-
cursor to the exercise.
Robert G. Bradley, an Oliver
Hazard Perry class frigate
home-ported in Mayport, Fla.,
is on a regularly scheduled
deployment to the Sixth Fleet
area of responsibility in sup-
port of Commander, U.S. Naval
Forces Africa.

-Photo courtesy of USS Hue City
USS Hue City is proud to welcome Ensigns (Select) Kelly Jones, Mersha Dodds, Valerie Hantke. The
Ensign Selects are expected to arrive after graduation from the Naval Academy in May. Also pictured is
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HSL-48 Detachment Two Returns To Mayport

-Photos courtesy of HSL-48
Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Louis Willie greets his family after a six-month deployment.

Friends and Family rush out to meet the crew of Venom 507.

By HSL-48 Public Affairs
HSL-48 Detachment Two
returned to Naval Station
Mayport on April 3 after deploy-
ing with the USS Underwood
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Guard Law Enformcement
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from Joint Interagency Task
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numerous individuals on the

weather decks. With vec-
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nationalities were returned to
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10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hall Completes ULTRA-C

By Ensign T.J. Orth
USS John L. Hall PAO
The crew of USS John L.
Hall (FFG-32) recently com-
pleted a busy two weeks which
included a Unit Level Training
Readiness Assessment for
Certification (ULTRA-C) as
well as a Commander, Second
Fleet Force Protection Exercise
that tested the crew's reaction to
a number of scenarios they may
face in an overseas deployment.
The ship completed ULTRA-
C between April 6 and April 10,
which consisted of an inport and
underway period during which
numerous drills were conducted
across all warfare areas, includ-
ing complex combat systems
and damage control scenarios,
navigation, shiphandling, and
total ship survivability evolu-
Operations Specialist 2nd
Class Carlos Ramos was posi-
tive about the crew's endurance
throughout the week.
"Everybody adapted to
the situation and dealt with
the lack of sleep pretty well,"
Ramos said. "The TSSE [Total
Ship Survivability Evolution]
went real well, especially from
Combat's standpoint."
Upon completion of ULTRA-
C, John L. Hall's crew had the
weekend off before starting the
Force Protection certification
exercise, which pitted inport
watchstanders against actors
attempting to breach and cir-
cumvent security measures
throughout a full 24 hour peri-
The exercise consisted of 15
events on the ship, pier, and

-Photo by FC2(SW) Kevin Arnold
The Sailors are Cryptologic Technician Technical Seaman Jordan
Hubbard, Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class (SW) William
Merryman, Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class David Paxton,
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chris Rowe, and Operations
Specialist 2nd Class Randy Vo.

water, including vehicle and
pedestrian-borne improvised
explosive devices, protests at
the entry control point on the
pier, armed intruders on the
ship, swimmer attacks, and
small boat attacks. USS John
L. Hall scored 93 percent over-
all for the exercise, passing 14
of 15 events.
"It was really fun," said
Sonar Technician 2nd Class
(SW) William Merryman, who
responded as a member of the
Security Alert Team.
"It was nice to have outsiders
act as the adversaries instead
of actors from the ship. There
was a lot of motivation from
the crew and the reaction forces
and it gave the crew more con-
fidence in their skills."
John L. Hall simulated con-
ducting an overseas port visit

and manned all overseas inport
watches, including extra topside
rovers and a RHIB crew that
conducted constant patrols.
"The crew was very excited,
stayed motivated as the day
went on and reacted to every-
thing that came their way," said
Chief Gunner's Mate (SW) Jack
Hollis. "The Anti-Terrorism
Watch Officers controlled
the situations and the Duty
Gunner's Mates armed, briefed,
and deployed the Security Alert
Team and Backup Alert Force
skillfully through the entire
By passing the exercise, John
L. Hall is certified to conduct
port visits overseas.
"It [the FPEX] was a big
deal. The whole crew should
be proud of themselves," said

Reaching Out

The following are just a sam-
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For more information, call NS
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270-5373 or Dianne Parker at
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looking for Volunteers to help
with various projects. If you
are interested (military & civil-
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We are looking for volunteer
to assist travelers with locating
arrival and departure gates, tele-
phones, baggage claim and tick-
eting areas. The Ambassadors
provide vital customer assis-
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ensure a pleasant and memo-
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through our airport. Benefits of
being in the Ambassador pro-
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assist guests in various areas
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a hand in animal care areas,
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Combined Task Force 151 Public
A Singaporean counterpiracy
task group joined Combined
Task Force (CTF) 151 this week
and began conducting opera-
tions alongside other Coalition
naval forces off the coast of
Commanded by Navy
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RSS Persistence (209), and
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the U.S. and UK who are cur-
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Antwone Fisher Visits Mayport For

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By MC3 Sean Allen
Navy Public Affairs Support Ele-
ment East, Detachment Southeast
Award winning author,
screen writer and Navy Veteran
Antwone Fisher spoke out
about his experiences as a vic-
tim of child abuse to a crowd of
Sailors, social workers and law
enforcement officials aboard
Naval Station Mayport April 16.
Fleet and Family Service
Center (FFSC) invited Fisher
as guest speaker in recogni-
tion of National Child Abuse
Prevention Month.
Fisher wrote the New York
Times best seller "Finding Fish"
that recounts his amazing story.
He also wrote the screenplay
to the highly successful film,
"Antwone Fisher."
"The Navy was the first
home that I choose for myself,"
said Fisher, who was born in a
women's prison in Cleveland,
Ohio. Fisher was then placed
in foster care, where he suffered
abuse at the hands of his fos-
ter family for the next twelve

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Award winning author, screen writer and Navy veteran Antwone Fisher signs autographs after speak-
ing to repsentatives from Fleet and Famiy Service Centers region-wide. Fisher was atMayport as part
of the base's National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities.

After leaving the foster home,
Fisher wandered the streets of
Cleveland homeless. Wanting
more out of life, he entered
a Navy recruiting office in
December of 1977.
"I was walking down the
street one day and saw this sign
that read: See the world, Join
the Navy. I checked my sched-
ule and realized I was avail-
able," Fisher said.
Once in the Navy, Fisher
began to see a psychiatrist and
opened up about his past for the
first time.
"I had never told anybody
about my childhood and the
pain I experienced, once I began
to open up and talk I felt bet-
Since leaving the Navy,
Fisher has become a successful
screen writer, author and movie
"I look back fondly on my
time in the Navy. Without it,
I would not have been able
to accomplish all that I have

today," Fisher said.
In 1982, the U.S. Senate and
House of Representatives estab-
lished April as National Child
Abuse Prevention Month in
response to the alarming rate
at which children were being
abused and neglected, and to
establish far-reaching programs
to prevent child abuse and edu-
cate parents.
The program's focus is pre-
vention, including public aware-
ness campaigns, parent educa-
tion classes and family support
and strengthening programs.
According to the
Administration of Children and
Families, fewer children were
abused in 2007 than in 2006, a
hopeful sign that National Child
Abuse Prevention Month and
the programs associated with it
are helping.
For more information
about National Child Abuse
Prevention Month or how you
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FFSC Classes, Workshop Schedule Set

The following classes and
activities are offered by the
Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) and are free
of charge. Pre-registration is
required and childcare is not
available. For more information
about the classes or to register
call 270-6600, ext. 110. FFSC
is located in Building One on
Massey Avenue.
April 30, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
May 1, 9-11 a.m., Car
Buying Tips, FFSC
May 4-7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
SAVI Refresher Training,
Building 460, Room C
May 5, 1-3 p.m., Overseas
Living, FFSC
May 5, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
May 5, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class (8 Steps), FFSC
The program is based
on Dinkmeyer & McKay's
Systematic Training for
Effective Parenting (8 STEPS).
The program is designed to
assist you and your family put
into practice the skills learned
in the class. Specific parent-
ing skills that are discussed as
well as the challenges that are
faced by all families include:
understanding yourself and
your child, the four goals of
misbehavior, beliefs and feel-
ings, encouraging and listening
to your child, helping children
cooperate, discipline that makes
sense, and how to choose your
approach. Each week a differ-
ent topic is thoroughly covered
via discussion, video vignettes,
and handbook information.
Participation in all 8 sessions is
May 6, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
Parents and children together
meet to share parenting con-
cerns, ideas, and fun! The group
invites professionals to address
specific areas of concern such
as nutrition, toilet training, etc.
We even take field trips sev-
eral times a year to local 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.
May 7, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
May 8, 9-11 a.m., Credit
Report, FFSC
May 11, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
Military Spouse 101, FFSC
May 11-14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
TAP Retiree Workshop,
Building 1 Room 1044
May 12, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
May 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.,

FERP-Troops to Teachers,
May 12, 1-4 p.m., Leadership
Life Skills for E7 & Above,
Base Chapel
May 12, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class (8 Steps), FFSC
The program is based
on Dinkmeyer & McKay's
Systematic Training for
Effective Parenting (8 STEPS).
The program is designed to
assist you and your family put
into practice the skills learned
in the class. Specific parent-
ing skills that are discussed as
well as the challenges that are
faced by all families include:
understanding yourself and
your child, the four goals of
misbehavior, beliefs and feel-
ings, encouraging and listening
to your child, helping children
cooperate, discipline that makes
sense, and how to choose your
approach. Each week a differ-
ent topic is thoroughly covered
via discussion, video vignettes,
and handbook information.
Participation in all 8 sessions is
May 13, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
Parents and children together
meet to share parenting con-
cerns, ideas, and fun! The group
invites professionals to address
specific areas of concern such
as nutrition, toilet training, etc.
We even take field trips sev-
eral times a year to local 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.
May 14, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
May 15, 9-11 a.m.,
Establishing A Sound Family
Budget, FFSC
May 18-21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
TAP Separatee Workshop,
Building 1 Room 1044
May 18, 8 a.m.-noon, FERP-
Career & Job Readiness
Class, FFSC
May 18, 1-2:30 p.m., FERP-
Federal Employment Class,
May 19, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class (8 Steps), FFSC
The program is based
on Dinkmeyer & McKay's
Systematic Training for
Effective Parenting (8 STEPS).
The program is designed to
assist you and your family put
into practice the skills learned
in the class. Specific parent-
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well as the challenges that are
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understanding yourself and
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misbehavior, beliefs and feel-
ings, encouraging and listening
to your child, helping children
cooperate, discipline that makes

sense, and how to choose your
approach. Each week a differ-
ent topic is thoroughly covered
via discussion, video vignettes,
and handbook information.
Participation in all 8 sessions is
May 19, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
May 20, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
May 20, 8-11:30 a.m., Stress
Management, Wellness Center
May 21, 8-11 a.m., Anger
Management, FFSC
May 21, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
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May 26, 9-11 a.m., Resume
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May 27, 9 a.m.-noon,
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Parents and children together
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cerns, ideas, and fun! The group
invites professionals to address
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as nutrition, toilet training, etc.
We even take field trips sev-
eral times a year to local parks,
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Out in Town

Friday, April 24
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 is hosting "Pizza/
Calzone" dinners from 5-8
p.m., at the Branch Home at
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A donation of $5 to $8
is requested for each dinner,
and depends on what is ordered.
Carry out orders are accepted.
The public is always invited to
dinner. Happy hour precedes
the dinner from 4-6 p.m., all
drinks are 50 off. After dinner,
enjoy the Southern Rock music
of SOUTHBOUND from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
Saturday, April 25
Sixty juried artists will exhib-
it fine arts and fine crafts at Arts
in the Park! 2009 on Saturday,
April 25th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in
Johansen Park, Atlantic Beach.
Enjoy a day in the park, with
musicians and dance performers
in this beautiful seaside commu-
nity. Original art will be avail-

able for purchase, but admis-
sion is free and open to the
public. Dance performances are
from 11 am to 2 pm and musi-
cians will perform throughout
the day. Bring blankets, lawn
chairs, and picnic baskets for a
family-friendly afternoon under
huge oaks and palm trees. Food
and beverages will be avail-
able for purchase. Johansen
Park is located on Seminole
Rd, between Park Terrace East
and West in Atlantic Beach.
This annual event is sponsored
by the Atlantic Beach Cultural
Arts & Recreation Advisory
Committee. For more infor-
mation see AB website www.
coab.us/artsinthepark or contact
Timmy Johnson at 904-247-
5828 or tjohnson@coab.us or
Jolyn Johnson at artsjolynjohn-
Guests can "Party for the
Planet!" during the Jacksonville
Zoo and Gardens' Earth Day
celebration from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Environmental and animal
conservation experts will have

booths set up for visitors to
learn and collect valuable infor-
mation on how to preserve our
earth and its wildlife for future
generations. They can also
enjoy live entertainment, visits
from Jazoo, the Zoo's friendly
lion mascot, and a children's
activity area that will include
face painting, eco-friendly
crafts, a bounce house, and an
inflatable slide for the kids.
The Butterfly Festival at Tree
Hill will be held from noon -
5 p.m. There will be a Bella
Butterfly Tent with 1,000 but-
terflies, Take a Tree Hill Tour,
Nature Store, Radio Disney,
Goat Encounters, JAXPORT
Butterfly Wings, Bubble
machine, Giant Caterpillars,
CreativePANdemonium steel
drum workshop, ESI Trash to
Treasure recycled art, Original
art, Live music in the Joseph
A. Strasser Amphitheater, Eco-
Education & The Chef's Garden
Monarch Dining Pavilion with
healthy, tasty food. Jax4Kids.
com Kids Zone will feature

bean bag toss for tattoos and
pencils, mural painting, pine
cone bird feeders, necklaces
with magazine beads, eric carle
style craft tissue paper collage
and kites that fly, bags for all
the arts fun. There will be live
music in the Amphitheater. This
celebration of nature (in nature)
ends with the release of 1,000
butterflies. For more informa-
tion, go to www.treehill.org.
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.
Sunday, April 26
Guests can "Party for the
Planet!" during the Jacksonville
Zoo and Gardens' Earth Day
celebration from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Environmental and animal
conservation experts will have
booths set up for visitors to
learn and collect valuable infor-
mation on how to preserve our

earth and its wildlife for future
generations. They can also
enjoy live entertainment, visits
from Jazoo, the Zoo's friendly
lion mascot, and a children's
activity area that will include
face painting, eco-friendly
crafts, a bounce house, and an
inflatable slide for the kids.
Wednesday, April 29
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290,
invites you to participate in its
"Wings-N-Things" from 5-8
p.m., at the Branch Home, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach,
FL. Snacks will be available
for a donation of $1.50 to $5.
Watch the Dart League compe-
tition; then stay and enjoy the
music of Doug Bracey from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday, April 30
Duval County Extension
Agency, West Branch
Library,1425 Chaffee Road S.,
will hold a Butterfly Gardening
Workshop from 6-8 p.m. Come
hear staffers from the Duval Co.
Extension Office teach about

what plants to plant to attract
butterflies and how to maintain
them. Please call 387-8850 to
pre-register. Class is free.
Saturday, May 2
Skater registration for the
City of Atlantic Beach 4th
Annual Bowl Bash is now open
for the skate competition at the
Oceanside Rotary Skatepark.
Skaters, in age-groups and pro,
can register at the Department
of Recreation and Special
Events office located at Bull
Park, 7th Street and Ocean
Blvd. Skaters will compete for
awards and cash prizes. Age
groups eight and under, 9-12,
13-15, and 16 plus can register
for $20; open pro registration
is $40. Registration after April
24th is $25 and $45 per skater.
Registration forms are available
online at www.coab.us/recre-

SO News

The USO will be hosting a
"Military Appreciation Day"
event on Saturday, May 16th at
the Sea Otter Pavillion onboard
Naval Station Mayport (between
the Navy Lodge and the Pizza
Hut). Volunteers are needed
to help us out. Please contact
the Mayport USO Center at
246-3481 or email jfitzwater@
Your Greater Jacksonville
USO is excited to be partici-
pating in this year's "Birdies
for Charity" fundraiser with
the Tournament Players
Championship (TPC) at
Sawgrass. This is a fun way
of following this tournament
and supporting your Greater Jax
USO. Help support your USO
via the Birdies for Charity event.
You may participate online at
www. playerschampionship.
com and click on "Birdies for
Charities", make a pledge (no
money upfront), guess the num-
ber of birdies for fabulous prizes

and enter. Or you can enter the
contest for a minimum donation
of $25 to USO. Checks may be
made payable to "The Greater
Jacksonville USO." Jiffy Lube
is teaming with the Jacksonville
USO. Stop by the Mayport/Jax
USO and pick up a flyer, take
it to one of the three shops list-
ed on the flyer along with your
active military ID to receive
$10 off a Jiffy Lube Signature
Service Oil Change. It's a great
deal and helps out the USO at
the same time!
In order to reduce expendi-
tures and continue troop pro-
grams, the Mayport USO has
discontinued its $6,000 a year
lawn service. The USO has a
labor force to do the work, but
is lacking the tools. What's
urgently needed with spring
approaching are working gar-
dening tools that may be unused
in your garages. Lawn mow-
ers, blowers etc can all be used.
Please contact Ed Champaign

at 246-3481 to coordinate your
United Through Reading pro-
gram makes it possible to share
in the enjoyment of reading to
the children in your life, even
while thousands of miles apart.
The Mayport Center and NAS
Center can record you reading
a book to your children and
send it to them after you have
gone on deployment. It is a
great way to make them smile
on their special day even when
you can not be there with them.
Please contact your local USO
center for more information.
The Anheuser-Busch theme
parks have extended their free
admittance for Active duty per-
sonnel again this year for more
information click on the link
Active duty military are being
given a five-day park hopper
for Free. For more informa-
tion please visit your local ITT
office or this website, www.dis-

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
There is a computer resource
center available to all service
members with email, Internet
and word processing. Fax, copy

and free notary service is also
Watch TV or a movie from
the video library. Service mem-
bers can also enjoy video games
or use the sports equipment.
There is a full kitchen, show-
ers, a quiet reading room and a
meeting room available at the
USO. The USO is available for
meetings, support groups, recep-

tions, parties and pre-deploy-
ment briefs. A TV, VCR and
overhead projector are available
for use.
For more information about
activities or meeting avail-
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Navy's Operation Prepare Campaign Encourages

Sailors, Families To Be Disaster Ready

Everyone is concerned
about the economy. Most of
us have seen our assets shrink
and are trying to be thrifty.
Unfortunately, natural and man-
made disasters don't wait for
good times. Keeping yourself
and your family ready for emer-
gencies is as important as ever.
If you haven't done it yet, here
are some steps you can take
to protect your most precious
assets, your loved ones.
The good news is that it
doesn't take a lot of time OR
money. Since 2007, the Navy's
Operation Prepare campaign
has been encouraging personnel
and their families to take three
simple steps to disaster pre-
paredness: Be informed. Have
a plan. Make a kit.
The free part
Getting and staying informed
takes only a little time. You
can probably do it all online at

Visit Operation Prepare's
website at https://www.cnic.
navy.mil. Explore the fol-
lowing sections within the
website to help you and your
family be disaster ready:
Be informed.
For detailed information on
the range of hazards you and
your family may face and the
various emergency actions to
take, click on the link "Be
Have a plan.
Obtain detailed planning
your convenience. First, iden-
tify the hazards most likely to
affect you and your family. Is
your area subject to extreme
weather events like hurricanes,
tornadoes, or winter storms?
Is it flood-prone? Are hazard-
ous materials stored nearby? Is
a new strain of flu virus mak-
ing news? Your Installation

tips and develop action and
communication plans for
emergencies by using the
Family Emergency Plan tem-
plate found on the link "Have
a Plan."
Make a kit.
Download a list of recom-
mended emergency supplies
to include in your kit, and
print a list of links for addi-
tional resources from the link
"Make a Kit."
Emergency Management
Program and other local sources
can help identify area hazards,
as well as warning systems if
there is an emergency and the
recommended actions.
It is also essential-and
free-to make plans as a family
for reacting to various emergen-
cies. Discuss where your chil-

dren will go if they are in school
at the time of the emergency,
and make sure they understand
where you intend to be. Take
into account any members of
your family with special needs
and what you will do with pets.
An important part of this plan
is having a system to get and
stay in touch if you're separat-
ed. Make a wallet card with all
the phone numbers and infor-
mation every family member
may need, including an in-case-
of-emergency name and number
of local and out-of-state con-
tacts. Make sure everyone has
a copy, and file a copy with the
command ombudsman and the
Economical emergency sup-
ply kits
Finally, make an emergency
supply kit to keep at home, and
be sure every family member
knows where it is. You can keep
your kit in one or two porta-

ble containers and have them
ready to go if you suddenly
have to take shelter or evacuate.
Keeping smaller, specialized
kits at work and in your car is
also a great idea.
In building your emergency
kits, consider area hazards and
the special needs of family
members and pets. In addition
to basics like a first aid kit, per-
sonal sanitation supplies, dust
masks, a battery-power or hand-
crank radio, flashlight, extra
batteries, maps, and your family
communications plan, include
enough nonperishable food and
at least one gallon of water per
person per day for at least three
Preassembled kits are avail-
able at discount stores for
around $100, but you can prob-
ably make one for consider-
ably less. More than likely, you
already have many of the items
around the house. Also, you

don't have to get everything at
once-just add items each week
until you have enough. Rethink
your family needs every year,
and refresh food and water sup-
plies periodically. Who can't
afford added family security at
that cost?
Operation Prepare: It's YOUR
Your family emergency
plan and emergency prepared-
ness kit are the cornerstones of
Operation Prepare. For more
information, visit the Operation
Prepare information posted on
CNIC's website at https://www.
cnic.navy.mil. Remember: It's
your duty to be prepared-Be
informed. Have a plan. Make
a kit.

Navy Sponsors Whale Behavioral Response Study

By Bob Freeman
Special to American Forces Press
A Navy-sponsored study
on the behavioral response
of toothed whales to various
sounds in the ocean has pro-
vided fresh insights into these
little-understood mammals.
Of particular interest to the
Navy is the whales' reaction
to the sound of mid-frequency
active sonar, an issue that has
stirred some controversy and
resulted in five lawsuits against
Navy training practices.
"Our goal was to develop and
safely test responses of whales
to sound, particularly beaked
whales, which we know seem
to be more affected by mid-fre-
quency active sonar than other
species," said Navy Rear Adm.
Lawrence S. Rice, director of
the Chief of Naval Operations
Environmental Readiness
Division, during an interview on
Pentagon Web Radio's "Armed
with Science: Research and
Applications for the Modern
Military" audio webcast, April
Rice said the focus on beaked
whales is due to several inci-
dents in which groups of beaked
whales stranded themselves
near naval exercises using
mid-frequency sonar. The first
such incident to attract national
attention was in the Bahamas in
2000, where 17 whales strand-
ed themselves. In the ensuing
debate, sonar frequently has

been depicted by concerned
citizens and media reports as
injurious to all whales.
The admiral pointed out, how-
ever, that sonar exercises on the
Navy's Atlantic Undersea Test
and Evaluation Center range,
40 miles south of the site of the
Bahamas stranding location,
consistently are conducted in
the presence of a resident popu-
lation of beaked whales, appar-
ently without negative effects.
"There's a lot of scientific
uncertainty regarding the condi-
tions that lead to these strand-
ings," said Rice, noting that
whales do not beach themselves
every time active sonar is turned
For the Navy, the problem
is not purely academic. Multi-
million-dollar training exer-
cises, which the Navy main-
tains are critical for national
defense, have been hampered
by lawsuits. Rice said a lack
of verifiable knowledge in this
area means the debate is not
informed by science, and that
proposed restrictions on train-
ing are based primarily on con-
The behavioral response
study is designed to expand
understanding of whale
response to acoustic sound,
Rice said. Although sponsored
in part by the Navy, the study
is conducted under the aus-
pices of the National Marine
Fisheries Service, with partici-
pation by scientists and engi-

By Sharon Foster
American Forces Press Service
From fundraising to volunteering, troop-sup-
port groups are taking full advantage of social
networking Web sites to reach out and gather sup-
port for troops at home and abroad.
"We created three MySpace pages a few years
back and a Facebook page this year," Andi Grant,
president and founder of Give2TheTroops, said.
"We update our pages daily, running current
events, group news and photos. These Web sites
have helped us quite a bit in gathering support
and organizing."
Operation Gratitude, a California based troop-
support group, has long believed social Web sites
are a "great" tool for keeping in touch with sup-
porters and sharing troop information.
On its official Web site, Operation Gratitude
urges all visitors to join the group's Facebook
"cause" page and invite more of their Facebook
friends to join as well.
"Our Facebook page was set up a month
ago," Carolyn Blashek, president of Operation
Gratitude, said. "The 'cause' page was set up
about two years ago. We have seen an increase in
volunteers and supporters through our Facebook
networking. We started using Twitter about a
month ago. The two have provided a mechanism
for us to publish updates easily and recruit volun-
teers. I can honestly say keeping up with the two
has enhanced our efforts, but also caused more
Leaders of both groups agree social network-
ing sites have allowed them to "get the word out"
more quickly about different activities and events
because of the high volume of traffic on these
Web sites.

neers from some of the top
research organizations, includ-
ing Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution, Scripps Institute
of Oceanography, Duke
University, University of North
Carolina at Wilmington, and the
Scottish Oceans Institute at the
University of St. Andrews.
The study, the first of its kind,
began in 2007. Rice said it has
been conducted at the Navy's
AUTEC range because the area
has listening devices mounted
on the sea floor that can mon-
itor the movement of marine
mammals, and because of the
range's resident population of
beaked whales.
The study began by attach-
ing digital recording tags to
the whales with suction cups
and following their dive pat-
terns. Researchers then intro-
duced sound into the water and
observed changes in the whales'
behavior. The sounds includ-
ed synthesized mid-frequency
sonar pings, the call of a preda-
tory killer whale, and random
sound samples.
Initial results showed that all
three sounds caused the beaked
whales to slow their ascent to
the surface and to move delib-
erately away from the sound
source, but in none of the cases
did they seem panicked, Rice
The researchers also tagged
a pilot whale, a melon-headed
whale and a false killer whale
and exposed them to the same

It also allows for online conversations with
prospective volunteers and supporters through
chat rooms and forums, and direct supporters
back to their official Web sites to collect funds for
troop-support activities.
"By utilizing these Web sites, we have been
able to introduce more people to who we are
- our goals, our mission and why we do what we
do," Blashek said. "We've also received a lot of
positive feedback and ideas from supporters who
didn't know we existed."
Grant, whose troop-support group is based in
Connecticut, acknowledged some possible draw-
backs to social networking.
"You need to have the time to maintain the Web
site, answer questions and monitor responses and
comments," Grant said. "There is plenty of com-
petition out there, so if you don't have designated
people updating and monitoring your page, it can
have adverse effects."
Grant said he had to delete inappropriate
remarks and, on occasion, links to other causes,
which other supporters wanted his group to
"Bottom line you have to patrol it often," he
While both leaders recommend social network-
ing Web sites to other troop-support groups, they
still value the success of their official Web sites.
"It's still too early to tell in comparing our
Facebook page with our Web site," Blaschek said.
"Our Web site is still a vital part of who we are. I
would definitely recommend these other social
networking sites to other groups. The more peo-
ple know what you do, as it relates to supporting
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way of communicating with supporters."

sound sources. They didn't
seem to respond to the sounds,
Rice said.
"Their dive profiles look
almost exactly the same whether
they're receiving sound or not,"
the admiral said. "And again,
that was above 150 decibels.
They were just kind of milling

around out there."
Rice said forthcoming
research will be conducted this
year in the Mediterranean Sea
with beaked whale stocks that
are not as routinely exposed to
sonar as those in the AUTEC.
"Everyone agrees," the admi-
ral said, "that the best available

science, frankly, isn't really
good. Unfortunately, it's all
we have right now, and we're
hoping that the results of the
[behavioral response study] will
plug into this."
(Bob Freeman works in the
Office of the Oceanographer of
the Navy.)


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Before you buy, shop these local dealerships first!

9850 Atlantic Blvd.

6914 Blanding Blvd

Green Cove Spings

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111

375 Belz Outlet Blvd

1550 Cassat Ave.

Green Cove Springs 2644502

1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200

2255 US1 South 797-4567

3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036

2330 US1 South 354-4421

10979 Athlant Blvd. 904-642-0000

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.

2330 US1 South 354-4421

10979 Atanic Blvd. 904-642-0000

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500

1-95 Exit 129, Fem Bch.

1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561

1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)

Green Cove Springs 264-4502

At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.

9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826

Green Cove Springs

1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200

2330 US 1 South 354-4421

10979 Atlanic Blvd. 904-642-0000

Green Cove Spings

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792

1-95 Exidt 129, Fern Bch.

10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000

7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100

4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600

10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080

7018 Blanding Blvd.

9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

1810 Cassat Ave.

1565 Wells Rd. 269-9400

10600 Atlantic Blvd.

10859 Philips Hwy.

Green Cove Springs

2250 US1 South

11503 Phillips Hwy.

10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155

10863 Philips Hwy. 262-7145

8105 Blanding Blvd.
8600 Atlantic Blvd. 725-8200
8600 Atlantic Blvd.

10800 Atlantic Blvd. 641-6455

6501 Youngerman Circle.
1310 CassatAve. 3894561

9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100

2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486

10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694

6833 Beach Blvd.

10211 Atlantic Blvd.

10384 Atlantic Blvd.

9910 Atlantic Blvd.

9875 Atlantic Blvd.

10733 Philips Hwy.

11401 Philips Hwy.

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