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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com NS Mayport Celebrates Military Children-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White are surrounded by children from the new off-base Child Development Center after Cochrane signed a proclamation Monday declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month on the base. Cochrane was joined by the new parent support team at Fleet and Familly Support Center, along with the children from the CDCs VPK room. Uhls Relieves Stader As CO Of USS Hu CityUSS Hu City Public AffairsCapt. Dan Uhls relieved Capt. Paul A. Stader as command ing officer of USS Hu City (CG 66) during a change of command ceremony held on board the ship on March 29. Rear Adm. Michael G. Manazir, Commander Carrier Strike Group Eight, presided over the event. A native of Franklin, Kentucky, Uhls graduated from Ole Miss in 1988 with a degree in History and was commissioned via the NROTC program. His assignments at sea include Damage Control Assistant and Machinery Officer on USS Belknap (CG 26), Air Defense Officer in USS Cape St. George (CG 71), Operations Officer and Chief Engineer on USS LABOON (DDG 58), Executive Officer on USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Chief Staff Officer to Commander Destroyer Squadron SIX/FORTY, Commanding Officer in USS Whirlwind (PC 11), and USS Mitscher (DDG 57). During his Commander Command tours, both USS Whirlwind (PC 11) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57) earned the Battle Effectiveness Award. Uhls served as Air-Defense Commander to Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (2008-Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Dan Uhls reports as the new commanding officer of USS Hu City to Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, Commander Carrier Strike Group Eight, after taking command from Capt. Paul Stader during a change of command cer emony on board the ship on March 29. Mayport Chapel Holds Easter Services, Egg HuntFrom Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel has several servic es and activities planned forEaster week. The schedule is as follows: Protestant Holy Week Services The Protestant Chapel Community invites you to join them as they prepare for Easter. On Thursday April, 5 Maundy Thursday will be celebrated at 6 p.m. in the main Chapel. Then on April 6 Good Friday Service will start at noon in the main Chapel. This is a wonder ful opportunity to add a deeper spiritual meaning to your Easter celebration by following the footsteps of Christ on his way to the Cross. There will be an Easter Sunrise Service behind Ocean Breeze at 7 a.m. for all who wish to see the dawn of a new Easter. After the Service all are asked to come to The Oasis for a free breakfast. At 10:30 a.m. there will be an Easter Sunday Service with Holy Communion in the Main Chapel and the Protestant Choir will present an Easter Cantata for all to enjoy. Catholic Holy Week Schedule The Catholic Community of Mayport invites all to join them for Holy Week. Holy Week begins Thursday, April 5 with Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Chapel. On Good Friday, April 6, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at noon. Afterwards there will be private meditation until 3 p.m. The Good Friday celebration of the Lords Passion will start at 3 p.m. in the main chapel. The Easter Vigil will start at 8 p.m. in the main Chapel for Holy Saturday. There will be an Easter See Hu City, Page 12 See Easter, Page 3 CNO Visits Mayport-Photo by MC1(SW/EXW) Peter D. LawlerChief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert shakes hands with Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (SW) David Bishop after visiting Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday. Greenert was in Jacksonville to talk with senior leadership on base, followed by a luncheon with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association and Congressman Ander Crenshaw to discuss defense issues and the future of the fleet shaping at Naval Station Mayport. See full story and pictures in next weeks edition of The Mirror.

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Tuesday, we welcomed Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, to Naval Station Mayport. He had a chance to see firsthand some of the ongoing military construction proj ects and to speak to area leadership on a variety of issues. One issue that is at the forefront of his concern is the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which pulls together a set of new and existing objectives, policies and pro grams to maximize personal and family readiness. One aspect of readiness that has become a growing problem is sexual assault. During a recent CNO blog, he wrote that we all have to face the fact that sex ual assault is an attack on a Sailor, and it is happening throughout the fleet at an alarming rate. Sexual assault is unacceptable, and in the direct words from the CNO, It undermines our Navy Core Values and Ethos, and it undercuts safety and readi ness. We need to address it for what it is a real danger. The annual report on sexual assault in the military reports that there were 611 sexual assault cases in the Navy in FY 10, and 49 percent of those were aggravated sexual assault. Alcohol played a major part in the majority of these assaults. We need to promote responsibility for ourselves and each other. Sexual assault is not just happening at some com mands, it is happening at your com mand. We need to commit, as a Navy, to not accept this crime at our command or anywhere else. In the coming weeks you will hear and read more from all forms of leadership concerning sexual assault. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I cannot stress enough the importance of eliminating this crime from our ranks. Preventing sexual assault is everyones duty. I want to give a belated shout out to all of our Chief Petty Officers with their celebration of 119 years of service, which was marked by a Navy-wide birthday celebration on March 30. We honor our Chiefs and certainly honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. Deck plate leadership is in the hands of the Chief, and each of you serving that role has a huge responsi bility on your hands. Keep leading by example, and happy belated birthday. Speaking of Chiefs....the Navy announced a revised Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) enlisted selection board schedule in NAVADMIN 108/12, released March 30. NAVADMIN 108/12 announced new selection board convening dates for the active duty E-9, active duty E-8 and the FTS/AGR/CANREC (Reserve) E-7 selection boards. The message also announced new received by deadlines for candidates to submit their letter to the board and received by deadlines for special requirements for nuclear trained personnel. Letters to the board previously sub mitted for FY13 enlisted selection boards have been retained and there is no requirement for candidates to resubmit letters to the board. No changes were made to the con vening or submission dates for the active duty E-7 selection board previ ously announced in NAVADMIN 349/11. Impact to the chief petty officer induc tion season will be minimal if any. Unless specifically addressed in the new message, candidates should fol low all eligibility and submission crite ria outlined in NAVADMIN 349/11 and NAVADMIN 369/11 for E7 candidates and NAVADMIN 387/11 for E8 and E9 candidates. Note that the NPC Customer Service Centers e-mail address for sending letters to the board via e-mail is: csc selectionboard@navy.mil. Get ready to drill. On April 16-27, all Navy commands ashore and afloat will participate in HURREX/Citadel Gale 2012. The drill will include exercising our heavy weather instructions and procedures and accounting for Sailors and families through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). This drill is geared to help us prepare for responses to natural disaster scenarios and enhance our readiness. There will be more information on this as we get further in the month. Thanks in advance for your support. The Navy will begin testing urine sam ples for synthetic chemical compounds such as Spice. In 2011, more than 1,515 Sailors were separated due to drug usage. Zero tolerance isnt a new initia tive. There is no second chance. Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) drive is underway and we need your support. Last year alone, our NMCRS provided more than $900,000 in assistance for Sailor support. Please consider giving, as you never know when circumstances come up and you too may need the help. I know I say it a lot, but please know that our Fleet and Family Support Center is staffed for you. They are standing by to help you with a variety of issues you may have, and that help is confidential. There IS NO PROBLEM TOO BIG OR SMALL. We are a team. We are a family. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSIn last weeks The Mirror article, March 29, 2012, I wrote about how our military chil dren often face unique chal lenges. To honor and recognize the military children who also serve our country, this month is designated The Month of the Military Child. As the child of a military ser vice member, these children have probably been asked to make many sacrifices. The family may have moved frequently requiring them to change schools and make new friends time and time again. They may have a parent, whose duty to serve our country, took them away from the family for long periods of time. Or the parent may have been severely injured or killed. The parent missed or will miss important events in the childs life which cannot be recaptured. And, of course, the children greatly missed having the parent as a daily fixture in their lives. In my The Mirror column on April 26th, I would like for mili tary children to have the oppor tunity to share with my audi ence what it means to each of them to be a military child. To do this I would like for them to respond to one or more of these prompts: because . . hard because . . Once they have completed their statement, you can email it to me at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or you can complete a form similar to this: and mail to me at Judy Cromartie NS Mayport Rm 1701, Bldg. 1, Massey Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32228. You could even drop them off at the bases Quarter Deck in Bldg. 1 if the deadline catches you by surprise. The Quarter Deck is open 24/7. The responses must be in my office no later than Thursday, April 19 by 4 p.m. Those individuals who are still serving but whose children have moved out of the house and retired individuals who raised Navy children would like to read about what it means to be a military child today. I hope that your children, with your approval of course, elect to share with my read ers just what it means in 2012 to be a military child. With the extended war resulting in extended deployments and more family moves, it is a much different military family culture than even 15 years ago. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport and located in Building One. If you have questions or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell[.April Is The Month Of The Military ChildJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingMilitary kids _______________________________________________________________________________ __________. Students Name (printed) ____________________________ Students Signature __________________ School Name _________________________________ Grade _____ Date _______ Teacher _________ Parents Permission to use in an April edition of the Mayport Mirror ____________________________NS Mayport Welcomes CMDCM Bob WhiteIt is with great honor and enthusiasm that I join the Naval Station Mayport team as Command Master Chief. I didnt realize they made shoes that big, but you cant imagine the size of shoes CMDCM Anderson and CMDCM Welch left for me to fill. I look forward to stepping into them and continuing the great work these fine warriors have done for our Sailors and families in Mayport. I wish both and their fami lies all the best as they embark on their new assignments. I am being asked to provide a small blurb because Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and our Coast Gaurdsman that serve in our area want to know about the new CMC and what hes expecting, so here you go. I started wearing the cloth of our nation as a United States Sailor 28 years ago. The good days have always outweighed the bad days and I have enjoyed serv ing my fellow warriors and their families these last 10,147 plus days in every corner of the world. What am I going to do for you? I am going to chal lenge each of you daily at every paygrade to achieve excellence on duty and off. If you havent been told, you are empowered to do so. Take ownership of our Navy! Pride, professionalism, authority and account ability are the key, but honor, integrity and responsibility coupled with our core values of honor, courage and com mitment is what makes it happen. If you would rather turn a blind eye and cant look another fellow warrior in the eye when they are doing something wrong, then you are part of the prob lem. We are force shaping. If you want to be a part of a winning team, then what greatness are you going to achieve to cause me to remember your name and face years from now? It is equally and abso lutely more important that those you lead, men tor and immediately serve around on a daily basis remember your name and face 20 years from now. Think of the countless names and faces you have forgotten over the years that you worked/served/ sailed with daily because they had no impact on you personally or profes sionally. Those people that just existed and went with the flow and didnt make a difference or have an impact on your per sonal/professional growth and development. We owe it to each other to take care of one anoth er on and off duty. That doesnt mean condoning inappropriate, demeaning or demoralizing behav ior. When we see a fellow warrior in need, we get involved. What is the biggest contributor negative outcomes? You guessed it, alcohol. If you are going to drink have a plan and ORM what you and your buddies are doing. I have never received a call late at night to tell me Master Chief, I just had to call you and tell you that one of our warriors is doing a great job out here at 0200 in the morning. Be a leader and good ambassador of our coun try and when you need to intervene to do what is right because some body has had too much, I expect you to do so. You never know whose life you might save. I expect you to have the integrity to utilize our core values and live up to what our nation and families expect of us. I am not asking you to do anything more than the mothers and fathers that have entrusted their sons and daughters to us are expecting of you. Be a leader, shipmate, men tor and ambassador but above all be a United States Sailor. We have a lot of work to do and there is no time like the present to get started on the pride and professionalism. Wake up fresh in the morning or before you get ready to stand the watch so your fellow warriors can rest safely. Look in the mirror as you are getting ready CMDCM Bob White NS Mayport CMCSee CMC, Page 13 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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sunrise Mass at 7 a.m. at the Beach Pavilion. Afterwards all are invited to have a free breakfast at the Oasis. At 9 a.m., there will be an Easter morning Mass in the Main Chapel. Mayport Chapels Spring Festival is Saturday, April 7 from noon-3 p.m.. Come out and join us. There will be free food, moonwalk, dunking booth, crafts, games, and a visit by the Easter Bunny. At 2 p.m., there will be an Easter egg hunt. Burt Recognized For 50 Years At NS MayportFrom staffNaval Station Mayport recognized the decades of service by its Animal Control Officer Art Burt during an All Hands Call last week at the Mayport Chapel. Burt was presented his 50-year service pin and letter of appreciation by NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, in front of Burts co-work ers at Base Security and members of the Mayport command. Burt is a native of Michigan and entered the U.S. Navy in 1959 at Naval Station Mayport, before retiring after 20 years as a Chief Master-at-Arms in May 1979. He started his naval career as a signalman and converted to Master-atArms in 1974 as part of the first selection board. He served on three shipboard commands as a Master-at-Arms and Signalman and was involved in the first unmanned Space Flight capsule retrieval, the Cuban Campaign and blockade of Havana Harbor, as well as Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, Burt returned to Naval Station Mayport in 1981 as a Department of the Navy police officer. He graduated as a honor graduate from the patrol/ drug dog handler course in 1984 and assisted in setting up the military dog program at NS Mayport. He attended the Military Working Dog Training/ Supervisor course in 1995 and assumed duties as Kennel Master at Mayport. Burt attended the National Military Fish and Wildlife School and the Natural Resources Compliance Training. He certified with the state of Florida in charge of the sea turtle nesting permit program and appointed as the Fish and Wildlife Officer and Animal Control Officer.-Photo by MC1(SW/EXW) William TownsendNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, presents Base Animal Control Officer Art Burt with a letter of appreciation and his 50-year service pin during an All Hands call at the Mayport Chapel last week.They say that these are not the best of times But theyre the only times Ive ever known And I believe there is a time for meditation In cathedrals of our own For we are always what our situations hand us Its either sadness or euphoria Summer Highland Falls, Billy Joel Some songs are sim ply classics. I dont think Billy Joel ever earned a dime from this song. It didnt top any charts. In fact, the entire album at its peak only reached the Billboard 200. But com mercial success doesnt a classic make. Its a song that is as haunting as it is beautiful. Tragic yet uplifting. It is a song that stirs up feelings of either sadnessor, you guessed it, euphoria. Its what I like to refer to as a soul song. It resonates deep with us. And lingers there. I first heard it when I was living in Albania. I was friendless. Penniless. And directionless. Ever feel that way? Life just doesnt seem to be work ing out. No matter how much effort, how much planninglife just doesnt work out. Maybe youve been there. Maybe you are there. In times like these the line, I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own, really stands out to me. May I encourage you to take some time today to stand in a cathedral of your own? To be in the presence of the Divine? There is a lot to be said for the majesty and splendor of St. Patricks Cathedral, but perhaps the simplis tic solitude of nature will do the trick. The point is, where do you find peace and the presence of God in difficult times? Lets face it, life is filled with distractions. The average American is dis tracted every three min utes. How can we medi tate when all we get is three minutes at a time? That is why it is so impor tant to make the effort to go into that cathedral. To enter that place of soli tude. That place of peace. To linger among the Divine presence. The Old Testament book of Kings (Chapter 19) tells us the story of a prophet named Elijah who was experiencing one of these dark times. He climbed a mountain to find God. While atop this mountain there came a windstorm but God was not in the storm. Then there came an earth quake and still God was not found. And then there was a fire, and God remained elusive. But after the fire, after the quake, after the storm, there came the sound of a gentle whisper Yes, life brings with it sadness and eupho ria. But what will you do in those times? May your days of sadness be short. And may your days of euphoria be long. But most importantly, may you make the time for solitude. And in doing so, may you hear the sound of Gods gentle whisper.Where Do You Find Peace In Difficult Times?Lt. Jon Black Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSFrom Page 1Easter THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 An Easter Eggstravaganza For NS Mayport -Photos by Paige GnannChildren race to get their share of Easter eggs at this years MWR Easter Eggstravaganza held at the Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday. MWR sponsored the event as part of the Month of the Military Child in April. Hannah Snyder takes a picture of her 4-year-old daughters, Lily and Lana, with the Easter bunny at this years Eggstravaganza. Tracy Lapsley gets a picture of her 4-year-old son Tyler at the bunny cutout, one of sev eral stations set up at the Easter Eggstravaganza. Children draw on an Easter banner station set up under the Pavilion. Toddlers pick up Easter eggs hidden in the field at the Sea Otter Pavilion.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyChildren enjoy making bubbles at the Bubble pool, one of several activities set up at the Easter Eggstravaganza.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 5 From StaffNaval Station Mayport MWR turned the bases Sea Otter Pavilion into a Easter Eggstravaganza in recogni tion of April as the month of the Military Child. Mayport children and their families braved wet weather to enjoy egg-ceptional fun during the fes tival, which included pictures with the Easter Bunny. There were activities under the Pavilion, along with a cake walk and bubble pool. Mayports Fire & Emergency Services department put in a special appearance with their ladder truck. Hundreds of children participated in the early morn ing Easter Egg hunt before heading off to enjoy face painting, bubbles and other activities set up around the pavilion.Lt. Cmdr. Luis Socias of SERMC, along with his wife Patry and friend Marie Rush help their children tally their bounties from the Easter egg hunts. Friends Keith Clark, 2, and Carolina Reyna, 2, pose for a picture after getting their face painted. Elaina Reid, 2, shows off her Butterfly face after having it painted by Pinkie Bee. Volunteers Brianna Guinn, 9 and Destiny Sanchez, 9, help Lt. Justin Tops children pick a duck to win a prize. Kids wait for the music to stop during the Cake Walk. The Sousa clan gets a picture with the Easter Bunny during the Easter Eggstravaganza sponsored by MWR at the Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday. Lily Skiba, 9 months, and Kylie Thomas, 8 months, enjoy their first Eggstravaganza. Emma Leo, 5, makes up the rings to the correct colors at one of several activities stations set up at the Eggstravaganza. Children head out at top speed to get their prize eggs. A dad helps his toddler find Easter eggs during the 2 and Under egg hunt. Kids scope out eggs and come up with a plan of action for their Easter egg hunt.

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NS Mayport Motorcycle Safety SymposiumNavy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Detachment SoutheastA motorcycle safety symposium was held on board Naval Station Mayport Mar. 27 to dis cuss how the motorcycle safety program was help ful to military person nel and how it could be improved. Servicemembers offered their personal riding experiences, dis cussed what they had learned since taking the motorcycle safety cours es and iterated how the courses had helped them stay safe while riding their motorcycles on and off of Naval installations. We need to get the message out and unfor tunately a lot of times we see individuals who say they can get by with out personal protec tive equipment, said Commander, Naval Safety Center Rear Adm. Brian Prindle. Several Sailors spoke about their own personal moments of clarity, when they realized just how important motorcycle safety really was. Ive been riding for some time now. I can honestly say that if it wasnt for the training I received through the motorcycle safety center I probably wouldnt be here, said Electronics Technician 1st Class John Broughton. Broughton continued to speak about the impor tance of what he learned during the Basic Riders Course (BRC). For me it started five years ago during my BRC. In that class they tell you if you lay down your bike, you panic. I didnt know what I would do if that happened. A truck that wasnt pay ing much attention sped right through one of the many four-way intersec tions and didnt even look in my direction, explained Broughton. At that moment, as the truck came at me, I remem bered that phrase. It actually saved me. I was able to lean as hard as I could and cut around the truck. It saved my life. Motorcycle safety train ing has become more intensive and therefore has also become more successful in helping to prevent mishaps. The overall goal is to make sure all military personnel who ride motorcycles are as prepared as possible when they hit the road. What we want to do is tell our Sailors and Marines that were going to support them and their right to ride a motorcy cle, stated Prindle. We want to give them the proper training so that theyre prepared, safe and successful if and when they do decide to ride a motorcycle. -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeCommander, Naval Safety Center, Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, discusses how motorcyclists prevent mishaps by practicing motorcycle safety school lessons. Naval Station Mayport Mayport were invited to attend a symposium motorcycle safety awareness as well as collect feedback on current motorcycle safety programs. NPC Website: One-Stop Shop For Everything NavyNavy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy Personnel Command (NPC) web site, hosted at www.npc. navy.mil, contains links to guidance and policy, programs, pay and benefits, Navy messages, stories and much more, officials reminded Sailors March 28. Our objective is to pro vide Sailors and their fam ilies with a one-stop shop for all Navy-related infor mation and to get answers to their questions in a centralized location, said Lt. Jon Williams, functional website manager, NPC communications. The NPC website provides information and guidance vital to Sailors from boot camp to retirement and beyond. According to Williams, the NPC website is the second most visited Navy website and more than 85 percent of the Navys web content can only be found here. The website contains more than 2,500 pages, 15,000 documents and registers nearly one million visits per month. The Reference Library section, which con tains U.S. Navy forms and instructions and DoD directives and pub lications, receives the most active visits every month. In February, the NAVADMIN 2012 page was the most popular page accessed on the website and received more than 100,000 views. The Knowledge Base is another valuable feature on the NPC website and was created to supple ment the NPC Customer Service Center (CSC). A Sailor can always call or email the CSC for infor mation, but also has the ability to go to www. npc.navy.mil to research and answer his or her own questions online 24/7. The Knowledge Base can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Sailors, retirees and their families can ask any question they want to about the Navy. The system uses keywords to generate a solution to their question. Sailors can access the Knowledge Base by visit ing the NPC website and clicking on the Ask NPC a Question icon in the upper right corner of the page. For more information or to view the website, visit www.npc.navy.mil or call NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASKNPC, (1-866-827-5672) or e-mail at CSCMailbox@ navy.mil. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The Sullivans Galley Cooking Up Good FoodFrom USS The SullivansUSS The Sullivans Food Service Team earned an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Service Competition for the Medium Afloat Category. Their food service oper ational excellence is com mendable. The Command was represented by Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Ramonn Calhoun as he attended the award ceremony in San Diego, Calif., held March 28 April 1, 2012. The Ney Awards pro gram is part of the Joint Services Excellence in Food Service Awards program and is held dur ing the International Food Service Executives Associations (IFSEA) annual conference. The Sullivans team also earned this distinc tion in 2010 when they were awarded RunnerUp for the Medium Afloat Category. The Food Service team strives for success on a daily basis as they sup port the fine crew of The Sullivans. While currently deployed, they hosted an elaborate reception in honor of COMSIXTHFLT, Vice Adm. Frank Craig Pandolfe, as well as numerous formal lun cheons for foreign digni taries. The success was a result of the superb lead ership of Chief Culinary Specialist Tarvares Lafate and his team. That team continues to excel in all facets of food service and provide the highest standards daily under the outstanding guid ance provided by Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Duane Spears and his tal ented team of Culinary Specialists. -Photo courtesy of USS The SullivansUSS The Sullivans food service operations team received the Honorable Mention in the 2012 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Service Competition for the medium afloat category.Roosevelt Conducts Machine Gun ShootUSS RooseveltThirty-two Sailors from USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) made the trek to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center for machine gun training on March 12. Camp Blanding is a Florida Army National Guard base located 65 miles southwest of Mayport. At its peak dur ing WWII, its infantry training center and POW camp were as big as the 4th largest city in Florida, but now the land sur rounding the base is any thing but busy. The post shrunk significantly after the war and Mondays shooters had to drive through miles of sprawl ing countryside to get there. The wide open space is so peaceful; its a huge change from Mayport! said Quartermaster Seaman Watters. The sparse population of this area makes it per fect for a heavy machine gun shoot, but the abun dant wildlife gave extra reason to stay alert. The armys nature center dis played a stuffed black bear, a case full of black widow spiders, and pre served rattlesnakes that made even the bravest look twice before sitting down near the range. Fortunately, nature didnt provide any unfore seen obstacles and the shoot went forward as planned. The Sailors fired .50 caliber machine guns from a mounted plat form, M240 machine guns from the prone position, and Mossberg 500 shot guns in a moving course of fire. Their training had strict accuracy and time requirements and involved extensive reload ing, barrel change-outs, and misfire drills. For targets, the range (one of 50 ranges on the huge base) had burned out tanks that made a metal lic ping with each bullet strike. Overall, the Sailors said that getting to inter act with the Army and train on their base was a unique and memorable experience. It was one of the best days I have had in the Navy; where else can you do things like this? asked Boatswains Mater 2nd Class Sattler. When asked about the effec tiveness of the training, Quartermaster 1st Class Bonocini said, Gunners Mate 2nd Class Straus, Gunners Mate 1st Class Cooke, Gunners Mate 2nd Class Rudd, and Chief Gunners Mate Cameron provided expert training and my confidence as an anti-terrorism watch stander shot up. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 9

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April 6: Redneck Round-Up. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring live band Southern Ruckus, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 April 7: Teen Job Fair. 12-3 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be sub mitted by Mar. 19, 2012 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 7: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 8: Easter Bowling Special 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 April 10-14: All Navy Beach Volleyball Tournament. Beach volleyball courts behind beachside com munity center. Mens and Womens all branch com petition. 270-5452 April 11: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 April 11: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tick ets available at the door. Sponsored by Mayport CPOA. For tickets, call Jeff Lawrence at (904) 2705126 x3115 April 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 16: Registration Opens for Sand Dollar Youth Summer Camp. Open to ages 6-14; $60 registration fee per child. 270-5680 April 17: Spring Forward 3K Walk/ 5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 20: Jamaican Me Crazy Night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Castaways Lounge. Live music, food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 2707205 April 24-27: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 13. 270-5452. April 25: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tick ets available at the door. Sponsored by FRC. For tickets, call AZC Nanney at (904) 270-6100 x149 April 25: Spring Fling. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Karaoke, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 MWRThe following activities target single or unaccompa nied Sailors. For more information, call 270-7788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. April 6: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. April 6: Redneck Round-Up. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring live band Southern Ruckus, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 2707205 April 7: CGA Convention. Comics, gaming & anime in Cocoa Beach, FL. Van Departs Liberty Center 8 a.m. FREE. April 7: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 8: Easter Bowling Special. 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 Apr 10: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. FREE. April 11: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 2705733 April 11: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by Mayport CPOA. For tickets, call Jeff Lawrence at (904) 270-5126 x3115 Apr 13: Springing in the Blues Jax Beach Festival. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. FREE. April 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 14: Guns N Hoses Boxing Event Battle of the Badges. Van departs 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 7. Cost $5. Apr 15: Springing in the Blues Jax Beach Festival. Van departs Liberty Center at 11 a.m. FREE. April 16: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 17: Go-Karting. Van departs 6 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 15. Cost $10. April 17: Spring Forward 3K Walk/ 5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 20: Jamaican Me Crazy Night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Castaways Lounge. Live music, food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 April 20: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley of the Doomed Ride in St. Augustine. Van departs 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 16. Cost $5 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 270-7205 April 22: Boom Shakalakas Hawaiian Cuisine Dinner Trip. Van departs 1 p.m. Transportation Only April 24-27: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 13. 270-5452. April 25: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by FRC. For tickets, call AZC Nanney at (904) 270-6100 x149 April 25: Spring Fling. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Karaoke, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 April 25: Minute to Win It. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 27: Laser Tag Extreme. 8 p.m. at the Liberty Center. FREE Apr 28: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. FREE. April 29: Free Drum Lesson. Introductory/ beginner guitar lesson at Georges Music. Stop by the Liberty Center front desk to reserve your place. Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE April 30: Dart Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. LIBERTYApril 7: Teen Job Fair. 12-3 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be sub mitted by Mar. 19, 2012 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 8: Easter Bowling Special 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 April 16: Registration Opens for Sand Dollar Youth Summer Camp. Open to ages 6-14; $60 registration fee per child. 270-5680 KID A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The Surfside Fitness class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 11:30 a.m., Cardio, Combat and Core 4:30 p.m., TRX CORE Fusion A fusion of Yoga, Pilates, NOFFS, CORE training, flexibility training, tissue management, breath ing exercises, conscious relaxation and Tai Chi. This class will improve flexibility, strength and balance while enhancing posture, mental focus and coordination. Deter injury and the effects of stress. Experience an abdominal overhaul! Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 1 p.m., Strength Solutions & Flexibility FixUps 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a pro gram designed to improve the operational perfor mance of Navy personnel through fitness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refueling. 9:30 a.m., 20/20/20 20/20/20: A fusion of our Low Impact, Resistance and Intro Mind Body classes. Twenty minutes will be devoted to cardio train ing, twenty minutes to strength training and twenty minutes to flex ibility training. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Basics Thursday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 1 p.m., Strength Solutions & Flexibility FixUps 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Advanced Strength Training for Women 11:30 a.m., Yoga Mayport Sandbox Monday 7 a.m., HIT 1 Provides a solid foundation to H.I.T. (High Intensity Training). Focus is placed on devel opment of proper form & mechanics for various lifts & bodyweight move ments. Participation will result in a solid plat form to begin mastery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your limits. Participants must pos sess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to initially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. This class is a prerequisite to H.I.T. Level 2. 11 a.m., HIT 1 11:30 a.m., TRX Tuesday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 9:30 a.m., Bootcamp Basics 11:30 a.m., HIT Wednesday 11 a.m., HIT Thursday 11 a.m., HIT Friday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11:30 a.m., HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fit ness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After completion of the course, participants will be issued a card which allows them to use the facility when with a par ent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 5:30 p.m., Spinning Friday 6:30 a.m., Spinning MWR Fleet Free Throw-Photo courtesy of MWREnsign Burris of USS Gettysburg takes a shot during the MWR Fleet Free Throw Competition held on the pier March 28. Sailors had one minute to sink as many free throw baskets as they could. All participants were given basketballs for their support. USS Underwoods Logistics Specialist 1st Class Negron was declared the Winner of the event receiving a Trophy after sinking 19 baskets. MWR Wants Your RecyclablesFrom MWR Naval Station Mayport has a Recycling Program, and we want your recy clable materials. Did you know the MWR Recycling Program maintains a daily pick up route? Those old blue bins sitting beside your desk, or next to your trash can that have become storage bins, or have disappeared alto gether have a purpose. Your command can contribute to the thou sands of pounds of office paper, aluminum cans and cardboard that is recycled each year at Naval Station Mayport. All commands at NS Mayport can set up a recycling program with the blue bins within their facilities. While MWR no longer perform desk side collection, they still want your office paper. Collected recyclables should be placed at a first floor central location within the building. It will be picked up on a will-call basis, or you can deliver it directly to the Recycling Facility. Besides the blue bins, MWR Recycling can also provide your command with a 100-gallon, rolling blue collection can for recyclables. The Recycling staff will collect it and exchange it for an empty can. In addition to dropping off recyclables directly at the Recycling Center, the Recycling program has unmanned 24-hour sites. One is located at the Recycling Facilitys front gate. Each drop off loca tion is clearly labeled as to what type of material is collected (paper, card board, newspaper, alumi num or steel cans, etc.). Please remember when collecting recyclable material, soiled, wet, car bon, wax-coated paper, or pulverized paper is not accepted. It is also unac ceptable to dispose of any classified materials, even if it has been shredded. The Recycling program cannot accept plastic or glass. MWRs Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) isnt just about paper. We also receive and process cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans, steel cans, scrap metal, waste cooking oil, lead acid bat teries, and wood pallets as well. All of these materials are processed daily by two staff members. Over the past five years, the pro gram has averaged a combined 2,641,600 pounds each year in recyclable materials collected. In addition to Recycling services, the Scrap Metal Yard offers a state-certi fied commercial truck scale for Naval Station Mayport personnel mak ing Do It Yourself (DIY) moves. There is an $8 fee per use for a weight ticket, payable by cash or check. The truck scale is locat ed next to the Recycling Center in the fenced com pound at Building 412. The revenue from the Recycling program effort contributes direct ly to supporting MWR Programs and Activities. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are saved every year by diverting recycla ble items that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. MWRs Recycling Program is a win-win opportunity for all of NS Mayports population of warfighters, retirees, DoD, and their families. The Recycling Center is located at Building 1624, just off Patrol Road in the north west corner of the Naval Station behind the bulk fuel storage tanks. The facility is open 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more informa tion, call 270-5095.-Photo courtesy of MWRThe Recycling Program can provide recycling bins to your command on request THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 11

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Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Detachment SoutheastNaval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and several other com mands supported more than 100 Sailors exploring government employment during the Shipmates to Workmates job fair at Naval Station Mayport Mar. 27. The Shipmates to Workmates civil service hiring initiative provides information about civil ian career opportunities available at partnering commands and actively assists Sailors with job searches, job applications and resumes for those careers. This is about better ing your life and getting you a job, said Cmdr. Pat Sanders, NAVSEA opera tion support officer. Its important that we have programs and events like this to help are shipmates with their future. Shipmates to Workmates maximizes the skills Sailors have with opportunities and needs that exist throughout the Department of the Navy. Its one way the Navy is communicating to Sailors that their skills are still valuable and marketable, according to Sanders. The job program links Sailors, most of whom are anticipating leaving the Navy due to Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) results, with Department of Navy agencies seek ing the kinds of skills and experiences the Sailors represent. There is a lot of skill, talent and enthusiasm in these Sailors and we want them to know that were interested in explor ing a future with them; if we can, said Rear Adm. Clarke Orzalli, vice com mander NAVSEA. Thats the shared hope of coordina tors of Shipmates to Workmates and the Sailors seeking employ ment opportunities. The reasoning behind this event is to preserve the skills Sailors have and make them aware of the programs out there to help transition them in to civilian jobs, said Orzalli. Theres an old quote that goes when you come to a fork in the road you take it, because you never know where you life is going to take you. As of Jan. 10, 2012, 2,942 Sailors were in a not selected for retention status. These Sailors must separate from the Navy no later than Sept. 1, 2012 unless operational waiver approved for later separa tion date (up to 90 days later). Im just here to see what the Navy is offering in terms of future employ ment, said Yeoman 1st Class Wicliffe Campbell. No one likes to be told its time to go home, but at least theyre offer ing these opportunities. There has been a lot of assistance to ensure there is a safety net. For more information about transition ben efits visit the Transition Assistance Web Page available under the Hot Links section of the Navy Personnel Command at www.npc.navy.mil or contact the NPC cus tomer service center at CSCmailbox@navy.mil or 1-866-U-ASK-NPC. More information on ERB transition assistance can be found on the NPC Web page at http://www. public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/boards/ERB/Pages/ TransitionInfo.aspx. Visit https://www.nav sup.navy.mil/navsup/ ourteam/navsupgls/ news for more NAVSUP GLS news. Connect with NAVSUP GLS on Facebook at http://www. facebook.com/navsupgls. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/navsup 2009) and deployed to the European/Central Command AOR. He has deployed to Central, European, and Southern Command theaters 10 times. Ashore, he served as Reserve Component Officer Community Manager at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and as the head of Full Time Support Officer Assignments in Navy Personnel Command. Uhls holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies with an emphasis in Asian Security Policy from the Army Command and General Staff College where he gradu ated highest distinction. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College where he graduated with highest distinction. As commanding officer of Hu City, Stader led the ship through an ardu ous seven-month DSRA, Basic phase training cycle, and one of the most suc cessful INSURV inspec tions of the past decade. Additionally, his com mand tour was highlight ed by the successful com pletion of a live fire mis sile exercise during Hu Citys most recent under way period; the missile exercise was the first of its kind in nearly a decade. Stader has received orders to attend the Joint Forces Command and Staff College in Norfolk, Va.Sailors Learn Shipmates to Workmates OpportunitiesFrom Page 1Hu CityUSS Independence Complete 2nd Phase Of Mine Countermeasures Mission TestingNaval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Public AffairsNaval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) employees and Fleet operators completed the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermea sures (MCM) mission package (MP) develop mental testing on March 15, 2012. Under the direction of Program Executive Officer Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), and the LCS Mission Modules Program Office (PMS420), scientists and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Centers Panama City and Port Hueneme, conducted the tests with U.S. Navy Sailors onboard USS Independence (LCS 2). NSWC PCD performs the integration and certifica tion of systems and soft ware supporting the mod ular open architecture capabilities for Littoral Combat Ship, said NSWC PCD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Pratt, USN. The end result of these tests onboard (LCS 2) were very positive over all for the U.S. Navy. The Sailors, engineers and sci entists were able to rapid ly reconfigure mine war fare systems successfully demonstrating this future mine warfare capability for the U.S. Navy. Panama City, Fla., employees provided critical Subject Matter Expertise, training, and logistics support to the LCS 2 Sailors in order to conduct the various test missions, while Port Hueneme, Calif., employ ees served as mission test directors and evaluators. Fleet users are the active-duty Sailors who receive organic mine warfare mission module training on various systems in California for both General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship sea frame ships. Each sea frame has the capability to Launch, Handle and Recover (LHR) Organic Offboard Vehicles (OOVs), which requires different training. Specifically, (LCS 2) uses a Twin Boom Extensible Crane (TBEC) with a three-point lift system to launch and recover the Remote Minehunting Systems onto the sea frame. LCS 2 is a trimaran hull designed by General Dynamics; USS Freedom (LCS 1) uses a stern ramp for LHR missions and is a mono hull ship, designed by Lockheed-Martin. Working with the Sailors during the LHR Developmental Test (DT) phases also allows the project support teams to identify training gaps, said Todd Bowden, LCS mission module program manager at NSWC PCD. There is always room for growth and thats what developmental test ing supports. It identifies opportunities for future design improvements, training gaps or any other unexpected issues. During the devel opmental test phases, organic mine counter measures detect, neutralize and minesweeping missions were conduct ed for shallow and deep water focused mine hunt ing scenarios to include the RMS, Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems (ALMDS), Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS), the AN/AQS-20, in addition to multiple sortie missions using an MH-60S. Phase One of the LCS MCM MP developmen tal testing was conduct ed from September to October 2011. Phase Two Developmental Testing began January 5, 2012 and completed March15 2012. These detect to engage, and reacquire missions were conducted in an operational envi ronment with the Sailors performing the work, assisted by the technical subject matter experts, said Bowden. We were there to help them when ever they needed it, and to identify any equipment issues or training gaps. In preparation for suc cessful Operational Test and fleet introduction for the LCS MCM MP, further developmental testing is being planned. The LCS Mine Countermeasures mission package is scheduled to reach initial oper ational capability by 2014.Navy Announces Revised FY13 Enlisted Boards ScheduleFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsNavy announced a revised Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) enlisted selec tion board schedule in NAVADMIN 108/12, released March 30. NAVADMIN 108/12 announced new selection board convening dates for the active duty E-9, active duty E-8 and the FTS/ AGR/CANREC (Reserve) E-7 selection boards. The message also announced new received by dead lines for candidates to submit their letter to the board and received by deadlines for special requirements for nuclear trained personnel. Letters to the board previously submitted for FY13 enlisted selec tion boards have been retained and there is no requirement for candi dates to resubmit letters to the board. No changes were made to the conven ing or submission dates for the active duty E-7 selection board previ ously announced in NAVADMIN 349/11. Impact to the chief petty officer induction season will be minimal if any. Unless specifically addressed in the new message, candidates should follow all eligibility and submission criteria outlined in NAVADMIN 349/11 and NAVADMIN 369/11 for E7 candi dates and NAVADMIN 387/11 for E8 and E9 candidates. Note that the NPC Customer Service Centers e-mail address for sending letters to the board via e-mail is: csc selectionboard@navy.mil. The FY13 enlisted selection board schedule was revised following the public disclosure of the active duty E9 selection boards convening order, quota plan and mem bership list. Reserve E9 and Reserve E8 selection boards were not affected by the change. To check the new schedule and for more information read NAVADMIN 108/12, avail able at www.npc.navy.mil 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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From FFSCThe following class es 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. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. April 5, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 5, 10-11 a.m., Story Tyme With A Sailor, USO April 7, 11:30 a.m., Individual Augmentee Family Outing: Disney On Ice, Jacksonville Memorial Arena April 9-12, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building one, Room 1616 April 10, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 April 10, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building one Room 104 April 11, 11-12 a.m., Gambling Awareness FFSC Room 719 April 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 April 12, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 12, 10-11 a.m., Story Tyme With A Sailor, USO April 16-20, 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Class Building One Room 1616 April 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 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 costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and for giveness in anger. April 16-17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., SAPR Advocate Refresher Class NAS Jax FFSC April 18, 9 a.m. 2 p.m., Tri-Base Job Fair Morocco Shrine center April 18, 4:30 6 p.m., Home Buying Seminar Building One Room 1616 April 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 April 19, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 19, 1-3 p.m., English Tea For Expectant Moms, Chapel April 19, 912 a.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 23-26 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building One Room 1616 April 24, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building One Room 104 April 24, 1-2 p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses, FFSC Room 719 April 25, 11 a.m. -12 p.m., Raising Financially Fit Kids, FFSC Room 719 April 25, 34:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC Room 702 April 26, 8a.m. -12 p.m., FAP Key Personnel Training, Building One Room 1124 April 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702\ April 26, 9a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for six months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques, which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time two-hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. By Appointment, 8 a.m. 4 p.m., Resume Review, FFSC TBDFFSC Workshops For Sailors, Families Thursday, April 5 The Fleet Reserve Ladies Auxillary Branch 290 will hold its month ly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the branch home, 390 Mayport Rd. For more information, call 2466855. Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road Neptune Beach. Service accom panied by the gradual extinguishing of lights in remembrance of the events leading to Christs Crucifixion. 249-5370 www.neptunebeach-umc. org Friday, April 6 Good Friday Service beginning at noon, recalling the time Jesus was nailed to the Cross and focusing on Repent and Forgiveness. Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach, 249-5370. www.neptunebeach-umc. org. The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Good Friday Tenebrae Candle Extinguishing Service, 7 p.m. For more informa tion, call 221-1700 ext. 201 or go to www.iofumc.org. Saturday, April 7 The City of Atlantic Beach Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Jordan Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an egg hunt for children 12 and under, bounce houses, games and free refreshments. Be sure to bring your egg basket and camera for this fun event in Atlantic Beach. Jordan Park is located off Mayport Rd at 1671 Francis Avenue. For more events visit the AB website at www.coab.us/events or call 247-5828. The Duval County Extension Agency, 1010 N McDuff Ave., will hold a Hobby Beekeepers Workshop from 8:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Deadline to register with payment is April 6. Cost is $10. This hands-on workshop is designed for beginner beekeepers. Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Christ United Methodist Church will take place on the beach at the end of Atlantic Blvd., next to the Ocean One Hotel (formerly Sea Turtle) at 6:30 a.m. Pastor Bill Beebe will offer an uplifting, spiritual service. All in our community are welcomed. For informa tion contact the office at 249-5370; www.neptune beach-umc.org All are cordially invit ed back to Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach fellow ship hall following the Sunrise Service for a free community Easter break fast at 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast will fol low the Easter Sunrise Service at the beach. Call 249-5370 for information. www.neptunebeach-umc. org Join us for Easter Service at 10:15 a.m.at Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach. Church sanctuary, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach. 249-5370; www. neptunebeach-umc.org. The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Easter Services at 9 am and 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 221-1700 ext. 201 or go to www. iofumc.org.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR Tri-Base Job Fair Brings Employers To SailorsFrom FFSCThe Fleet and Family Support Centers of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville are hosting the bi-annual Tri-Base Job Fair on April 18 at the Jacksonville Morocco Shrine Center from 9 a.m.2 p.m. More than 100 employers are registered to attend the event. The Tri-Base area is very fortu nate to have a large resource of high ly skilled candidates available for employment opportunities within a wide range of occupations. The TriBase areas reputation for business expansion creates tremendous com petition for highly skilled workers. Camden County and Jacksonville have a significant resource of skilled employees from the military sec tor. This creates an opportunity for employers to acquire some of these skilled, experienced personnel, many of whom have the latest training in their field. In addition to the military mem bers, there are also many opportu nities for military family members, reservist and retirees with exceptional job skills that are interested in attend ing the fair. If you have any questions regarding the Tri-base Job Fair, please contact The Fleet and Family Support Center at 912-573-4513. Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run The Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run 10k run and 5k walk will be held on April 7 on board NAS Jacksonville. Entry fees are as fol lows: $15 Military, $20 Base Personnel, $25 Race Day. There will also be Race Events in the NEX Parking Lot Zumba DemoApril 5 11 a.m.4:15 p.m.; A Hummve Pull April 5 at 2 p.m.; Health Fair April 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Athletic shoe and apparel sales April 5-7. Registration forms available at www.1stplacesports.com call 904-542-2930/3518 for more information. No Dough Dinner Looking for a great night with the family? Dont want to cook/clean up? Come to the Mayport USO Center April 9 from 5-7 p.m. They will serve meatloaf, potatoes, corn, gravy, roll and a dessert. This dinner is free to active duty service mem bers and their immediate families. RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Honors Active Duty The Professional Golf Association and the Heritage Golf Tournament again honor active military personnel (active duty members and their families) at the 2012 RBC Heritage PGA TOUR Tournament on April 12-15. A valid military ID card is required for entry While attending the tour nament, military service members are invited to visit the Patriots Outpost. A Patriots Outpost has become a fixture at many PGA TOUR events across the country. The purpose is to provide a rest, relax ation and refreshment location for members of the armed forces and their families during the tournament. Members of the Hilton Head Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will serve as hosts. The Outpost will be located in a stand-alone skybox overlooking the 16th green and will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., April 12-15. A different caterer will provide food and beverages each day. For more information please visit http://www. rbcheritage.com/. Your USO Centers do not have any tickets for this event. Logistics Spotlight Event Be a part of the grow ing and lucrative logis tics industry; come to the free information session April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mayport USO. This is free to attend, reservations are required, please call 6204200 or visit www.unf. edu/ce/logistics. At this event, learn about careers in logistics and supply chain management. This event is brought to you by the University of North Florida Global Logistics Training Resource Network. You Could Win A 1948 Pontiac Torpedo! Do you like old antique cars? The American Legion Riders Chapter 283 has proudly offered a 1948 Pontiac Torpedo car in a raffle drawing to be held on 1 June 2012 at 8 pm. NAS Jax USO and Mayport USO now have Donation Tickets avail able for purchase! The tickets are only $10. Stop by your USO center today! All sales are cash only at the centers or at Post 283. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOand ask yourself, am I going to do the right thing even when nobody is looking? Am I going to do the right thing even when warriors and their families are looking and it might not be the most popular thing to do? We have a Sailors Creed; do you know it? Thank you for taking the time to digest what was written so you know a little bit about me. Heres a good starting point to guage where we are at, go out and observe morning and eve ning colors after you read this and dont forget to take a ship mate with you. When we get to the point that people dont run for cover to avoid having to render honors and would rather take the time to stand proud an honor the service and sacrifice that has been freely made for our great nation, then we are headed in the right direction. I look forward to getting out and meeting with all of you in the coming weeks. From Page 2CMC THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 13



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com NS Mayport Celebrates Military Children-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White are surrounded by children from the new off-base Child Development Center after Cochrane signed a proclamation Monday declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month on the base. Cochrane was joined by the new parent support team at Fleet and Familly Support Center, along with the children from the CDCs VPK room. Uhls Relieves Stader As CO Of USS Hu CityUSS Hu City Public AffairsCapt. Dan Uhls relieved Capt. Paul A. Stader as command ing officer of USS Hu City (CG 66) during a change of command ceremony held on board the ship on March 29. Rear Adm. Michael G. Manazir, Commander Carrier Strike Group Eight, presided over the event. A native of Franklin, Kentucky, Uhls graduated from Ole Miss in 1988 with a degree in History and was commissioned via the NROTC program. His assignments at sea include Damage Control Assistant and Machinery Officer on USS Belknap (CG 26), Air Defense Officer in USS Cape St. George (CG 71), Operations Officer and Chief Engineer on USS LABOON (DDG 58), Executive Officer on USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Chief Staff Officer to Commander Destroyer Squadron SIX/FORTY, Commanding Officer in USS Whirlwind (PC 11), and USS Mitscher (DDG 57). During his Commander Command tours, both USS Whirlwind (PC 11) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57) earned the Battle Effectiveness Award. Uhls served as Air-Defense Commander to Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (2008-Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Dan Uhls reports as the new commanding officer of USS Hu City to Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, Commander Carrier Strike Group Eight, after taking command from Capt. Paul Stader during a change of command ceremony on board the ship on March 29. Mayport Chapel Holds Easter Services, Egg HuntFrom Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel has several services and activities planned forEaster week. The schedule is as follows: Protestant Holy Week Services The Protestant Chapel Community invites you to join them as they prepare for Easter. On Thursday April, 5 Maundy Thursday will be celebrated at 6 p.m. in the main Chapel. Then on April 6 Good Friday Service will start at noon in the main Chapel. This is a wonderful opportunity to add a deeper spiritual meaning to your Easter celebration by following the footsteps of Christ on his way to the Cross. There will be an Easter Sunrise Service behind Ocean Breeze at 7 a.m. for all who wish to see the dawn of a new Easter. After the Service all are asked to come to The Oasis for a free breakfast. At 10:30 a.m. there will be an Easter Sunday Service with Holy Communion in the Main Chapel and the Protestant Choir will present an Easter Cantata for all to enjoy. Catholic Holy Week Schedule The Catholic Community of Mayport invites all to join them for Holy Week. Holy Week begins Thursday, April 5 with Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Chapel. On Good Friday, April 6, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at noon. Afterwards there will be private meditation until 3 p.m. The Good Friday celebration of the Lords Passion will start at 3 p.m. in the main chapel. The Easter Vigil will start at 8 p.m. in the main Chapel for Holy Saturday. There will be an Easter See Hu City, Page 12 See Easter, Page 3 CNO Visits Mayport-Photo by MC1(SW/EXW) Peter D. LawlerChief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert shakes hands with Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (SW) David Bishop after visiting Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday. Greenert was in Jacksonville to talk with senior leadership on base, followed by a luncheon with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association and Congressman Ander Crenshaw to discuss defense issues and the future of the fleet shaping at Naval Station Mayport. See full story and pictures in next weeks edition of The Mirror.

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Tuesday, we welcomed Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, to Naval Station Mayport. He had a chance to see firsthand some of the ongoing military construction proj ects and to speak to area leadership on a variety of issues. One issue that is at the forefront of his concern is the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which pulls together a set of new and existing objectives, policies and pro grams to maximize personal and family readiness. One aspect of readiness that has become a growing problem is sexual assault. During a recent CNO blog, he wrote that we all have to face the fact that sexual assault is an attack on a Sailor, and it is happening throughout the fleet at an alarming rate. Sexual assault is unacceptable, and in the direct words from the CNO, It undermines our Navy Core Values and Ethos, and it undercuts safety and readiness. We need to address it for what it is a real danger. The annual report on sexual assault in the military reports that there were 611 sexual assault cases in the Navy in FY 10, and 49 percent of those were aggravated sexual assault. Alcohol played a major part in the majority of these assaults. We need to promote responsibility for ourselves and each other. Sexual assault is not just happening at some com mands, it is happening at your com mand. We need to commit, as a Navy, to not accept this crime at our command or anywhere else. In the coming weeks you will hear and read more from all forms of leadership concerning sexual assault. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I cannot stress enough the importance of eliminating this crime from our ranks. Preventing sexual assault is everyones duty. I want to give a belated shout out to all of our Chief Petty Officers with their celebration of 119 years of service, which was marked by a Navy-wide birthday celebration on March 30. We honor our Chiefs and certainly honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. Deck plate leadership is in the hands of the Chief, and each of you serving that role has a huge responsi bility on your hands. Keep leading by example, and happy belated birthday. Speaking of Chiefs....the Navy announced a revised Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) enlisted selection board schedule in NAVADMIN 108/12, released March 30. NAVADMIN 108/12 announced new selection board convening dates for the active duty E-9, active duty E-8 and the FTS/AGR/CANREC (Reserve) E-7 selection boards. The message also announced new received by deadlines for candidates to submit their letter to the board and received by deadlines for special requirements for nuclear trained personnel. Letters to the board previously sub mitted for FY13 enlisted selection boards have been retained and there is no requirement for candidates to resubmit letters to the board. No changes were made to the con vening or submission dates for the active duty E-7 selection board previ ously announced in NAVADMIN 349/11. Impact to the chief petty officer induc tion season will be minimal if any. Unless specifically addressed in the new message, candidates should fol low all eligibility and submission crite ria outlined in NAVADMIN 349/11 and NAVADMIN 369/11 for E7 candidates and NAVADMIN 387/11 for E8 and E9 candidates. Note that the NPC Customer Service Centers e-mail address for sending letters to the board via e-mail is: cscselectionboard@navy.mil. Get ready to drill. On April 16-27, all Navy commands ashore and afloat will participate in HURREX/Citadel Gale 2012. The drill will include exercising our heavy weather instructions and procedures and accounting for Sailors and families through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). This drill is geared to help us prepare for responses to natural disaster scenarios and enhance our readiness. There will be more information on this as we get further in the month. Thanks in advance for your support. The Navy will begin testing urine samples for synthetic chemical compounds such as Spice. In 2011, more than 1,515 Sailors were separated due to drug usage. Zero tolerance isnt a new initia tive. There is no second chance. Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) drive is underway and we need your support. Last year alone, our NMCRS provided more than $900,000 in assistance for Sailor support. Please consider giving, as you never know when circumstances come up and you too may need the help. I know I say it a lot, but please know that our Fleet and Family Support Center is staffed for you. They are standing by to help you with a variety of issues you may have, and that help is confidential. There IS NO PROBLEM TOO BIG OR SMALL. We are a team. We are a family. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSIn last weeks The Mirror article, March 29, 2012, I wrote about how our military chil dren often face unique chal lenges. To honor and recognize the military children who also serve our country, this month is designated The Month of the Military Child. As the child of a military service member, these children have probably been asked to make many sacrifices. The family may have moved frequently requiring them to change schools and make new friends time and time again. They may have a parent, whose duty to serve our country, took them away from the family for long periods of time. Or the parent may have been severely injured or killed. The parent missed or will miss important events in the childs life which cannot be recaptured. And, of course, the children greatly missed having the parent as a daily fixture in their lives. In my The Mirror column on April 26th, I would like for military children to have the opportunity to share with my audi ence what it means to each of them to be a military child. To do this I would like for them to respond to one or more of these prompts: because . . hard because . . Once they have completed their statement, you can email it to me at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or you can complete a form similar to this: and mail to me at Judy Cromartie NS Mayport Rm 1701, Bldg. 1, Massey Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32228. You could even drop them off at the bases Quarter Deck in Bldg. 1 if the deadline catches you by surprise. The Quarter Deck is open 24/7. The responses must be in my office no later than Thursday, April 19 by 4 p.m. Those individuals who are still serving but whose children have moved out of the house and retired individuals who raised Navy children would like to read about what it means to be a military child today. I hope that your children, with your approval of course, elect to share with my read ers just what it means in 2012 to be a military child. With the extended war resulting in extended deployments and more family moves, it is a much different military family culture than even 15 years ago. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport and located in Building One. If you have questions or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell[.April Is The Month Of The Military ChildJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingMilitary kids _______________________________________________________________________________ __________. Students Name (printed) ____________________________ Students Signature __________________ School Name _________________________________ Grade _____ Date _______ Teacher _________ Parents Permission to use in an April edition of the Mayport Mirror ____________________________NS Mayport Welcomes CMDCM Bob WhiteIt is with great honor and enthusiasm that I join the Naval Station Mayport team as Command Master Chief. I didnt realize they made shoes that big, but you cant imagine the size of shoes CMDCM Anderson and CMDCM Welch left for me to fill. I look forward to stepping into them and continuing the great work these fine warriors have done for our Sailors and families in Mayport. I wish both and their families all the best as they embark on their new assignments. I am being asked to provide a small blurb because Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and our Coast Gaurdsman that serve in our area want to know about the new CMC and what hes expecting, so here you go. I started wearing the cloth of our nation as a United States Sailor 28 years ago. The good days have always outweighed the bad days and I have enjoyed serv ing my fellow warriors and their families these last 10,147 plus days in every corner of the world. What am I going to do for you? I am going to chal lenge each of you daily at every paygrade to achieve excellence on duty and off. If you havent been told, you are empowered to do so. Take ownership of our Navy! Pride, professionalism, authority and account ability are the key, but honor, integrity and responsibility coupled with our core values of honor, courage and com mitment is what makes it happen. If you would rather turn a blind eye and cant look another fellow warrior in the eye when they are doing something wrong, then you are part of the prob lem. We are force shaping. If you want to be a part of a winning team, then what greatness are you going to achieve to cause me to remember your name and face years from now? It is equally and abso lutely more important that those you lead, mentor and immediately serve around on a daily basis remember your name and face 20 years from now. Think of the countless names and faces you have forgotten over the years that you worked/served/ sailed with daily because they had no impact on you personally or profes sionally. Those people that just existed and went with the flow and didnt make a difference or have an impact on your per sonal/professional growth and development. We owe it to each other to take care of one another on and off duty. That doesnt mean condoning inappropriate, demeaning or demoralizing behav ior. When we see a fellow warrior in need, we get involved. What is the biggest contributor negative outcomes? You guessed it, alcohol. If you are going to drink have a plan and ORM what you and your buddies are doing. I have never received a call late at night to tell me Master Chief, I just had to call you and tell you that one of our warriors is doing a great job out here at 0200 in the morning. Be a leader and good ambassador of our coun try and when you need to intervene to do what is right because some body has had too much, I expect you to do so. You never know whose life you might save. I expect you to have the integrity to utilize our core values and live up to what our nation and families expect of us. I am not asking you to do anything more than the mothers and fathers that have entrusted their sons and daughters to us are expecting of you. Be a leader, shipmate, men tor and ambassador but above all be a United States Sailor. We have a lot of work to do and there is no time like the present to get started on the pride and professionalism. Wake up fresh in the morning or before you get ready to stand the watch so your fellow warriors can rest safely. Look in the mirror as you are getting ready CMDCM Bob White NS Mayport CMCSee CMC, Page 13 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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sunrise Mass at 7 a.m. at the Beach Pavilion. Afterwards all are invited to have a free breakfast at the Oasis. At 9 a.m., there will be an Easter morning Mass in the Main Chapel. Mayport Chapels Spring Festival is Saturday, April 7 from noon-3 p.m.. Come out and join us. There will be free food, moonwalk, dunking booth, crafts, games, and a visit by the Easter Bunny. At 2 p.m., there will be an Easter egg hunt. Burt Recognized For 50 Years At NS MayportFrom staffNaval Station Mayport recognized the decades of service by its Animal Control Officer Art Burt during an All Hands Call last week at the Mayport Chapel. Burt was presented his 50-year service pin and letter of appreciation by NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, in front of Burts co-workers at Base Security and members of the Mayport command. Burt is a native of Michigan and entered the U.S. Navy in 1959 at Naval Station Mayport, before retiring after 20 years as a Chief Master-at-Arms in May 1979. He started his naval career as a signalman and converted to Master-atArms in 1974 as part of the first selection board. He served on three shipboard commands as a Master-at-Arms and Signalman and was involved in the first unmanned Space Flight capsule retrieval, the Cuban Campaign and blockade of Havana Harbor, as well as Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, Burt returned to Naval Station Mayport in 1981 as a Department of the Navy police officer. He graduated as a honor graduate from the patrol/ drug dog handler course in 1984 and assisted in setting up the military dog program at NS Mayport. He attended the Military Working Dog Training/ Supervisor course in 1995 and assumed duties as Kennel Master at Mayport. Burt attended the National Military Fish and Wildlife School and the Natural Resources Compliance Training. He certified with the state of Florida in charge of the sea turtle nesting permit program and appointed as the Fish and Wildlife Officer and Animal Control Officer.-Photo by MC1(SW/EXW) William TownsendNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, presents Base Animal Control Officer Art Burt with a letter of appreciation and his 50-year service pin during an All Hands call at the Mayport Chapel last week.They say that these are not the best of times But theyre the only times Ive ever known And I believe there is a time for meditation In cathedrals of our own For we are always what our situations hand us Its either sadness or euphoria Summer Highland Falls, Billy Joel Some songs are sim ply classics. I dont think Billy Joel ever earned a dime from this song. It didnt top any charts. In fact, the entire album at its peak only reached the Billboard 200. But com mercial success doesnt a classic make. Its a song that is as haunting as it is beautiful. Tragic yet uplifting. It is a song that stirs up feelings of either sadnessor, you guessed it, euphoria. Its what I like to refer to as a soul song. It resonates deep with us. And lingers there. I first heard it when I was living in Albania. I was friendless. Penniless. And directionless. Ever feel that way? Life just doesnt seem to be work ing out. No matter how much effort, how much planninglife just doesnt work out. Maybe youve been there. Maybe you are there. In times like these the line, I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own, really stands out to me. May I encourage you to take some time today to stand in a cathedral of your own? To be in the presence of the Divine? There is a lot to be said for the majesty and splendor of St. Patricks Cathedral, but perhaps the simplis tic solitude of nature will do the trick. The point is, where do you find peace and the presence of God in difficult times? Lets face it, life is filled with distractions. The average American is dis tracted every three min utes. How can we medi tate when all we get is three minutes at a time? That is why it is so important to make the effort to go into that cathedral. To enter that place of soli tude. That place of peace. To linger among the Divine presence. The Old Testament book of Kings (Chapter 19) tells us the story of a prophet named Elijah who was experiencing one of these dark times. He climbed a mountain to find God. While atop this mountain there came a windstorm but God was not in the storm. Then there came an earth quake and still God was not found. And then there was a fire, and God remained elusive. But after the fire, after the quake, after the storm, there came the sound of a gentle whisper Yes, life brings with it sadness and eupho ria. But what will you do in those times? May your days of sadness be short. And may your days of euphoria be long. But most importantly, may you make the time for solitude. And in doing so, may you hear the sound of Gods gentle whisper.Where Do You Find Peace In Difficult Times?Lt. Jon Black Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSFrom Page 1Easter THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 An Easter Eggstravaganza For NS Mayport -Photos by Paige GnannChildren race to get their share of Easter eggs at this years MWR Easter Eggstravaganza held at the Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday. MWR sponsored the event as part of the Month of the Military Child in April. Hannah Snyder takes a picture of her 4-year-old daughters, Lily and Lana, with the Easter bunny at this years Eggstravaganza. Tracy Lapsley gets a picture of her 4-year-old son Tyler at the bunny cutout, one of several stations set up at the Easter Eggstravaganza. Children draw on an Easter banner station set up under the Pavilion. Toddlers pick up Easter eggs hidden in the field at the Sea Otter Pavilion.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyChildren enjoy making bubbles at the Bubble pool, one of several activities set up at the Easter Eggstravaganza.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 5 From StaffNaval Station Mayport MWR turned the bases Sea Otter Pavilion into a Easter Eggstravaganza in recognition of April as the month of the Military Child. Mayport children and their families braved wet weather to enjoy egg-ceptional fun during the fes tival, which included pictures with the Easter Bunny. There were activities under the Pavilion, along with a cake walk and bubble pool. Mayports Fire & Emergency Services department put in a special appearance with their ladder truck. Hundreds of children participated in the early morning Easter Egg hunt before heading off to enjoy face painting, bubbles and other activities set up around the pavilion.Lt. Cmdr. Luis Socias of SERMC, along with his wife Patry and friend Marie Rush help their children tally their bounties from the Easter egg hunts. Friends Keith Clark, 2, and Carolina Reyna, 2, pose for a picture after getting their face painted. Elaina Reid, 2, shows off her Butterfly face after having it painted by Pinkie Bee. Volunteers Brianna Guinn, 9 and Destiny Sanchez, 9, help Lt. Justin Tops children pick a duck to win a prize. Kids wait for the music to stop during the Cake Walk. The Sousa clan gets a picture with the Easter Bunny during the Easter Eggstravaganza sponsored by MWR at the Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday. Lily Skiba, 9 months, and Kylie Thomas, 8 months, enjoy their first Eggstravaganza. Emma Leo, 5, makes up the rings to the correct colors at one of several activities stations set up at the Eggstravaganza. Children head out at top speed to get their prize eggs. A dad helps his toddler find Easter eggs during the 2 and Under egg hunt. Kids scope out eggs and come up with a plan of action for their Easter egg hunt.

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NS Mayport Motorcycle Safety SymposiumNavy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastA motorcycle safety symposium was held on board Naval Station Mayport Mar. 27 to dis cuss how the motorcycle safety program was help ful to military person nel and how it could be improved. Servicemembers offered their personal riding experiences, dis cussed what they had learned since taking the motorcycle safety cours es and iterated how the courses had helped them stay safe while riding their motorcycles on and off of Naval installations. We need to get the message out and unfor tunately a lot of times we see individuals who say they can get by with out personal protec tive equipment, said Commander, Naval Safety Center Rear Adm. Brian Prindle. Several Sailors spoke about their own personal moments of clarity, when they realized just how important motorcycle safety really was. Ive been riding for some time now. I can honestly say that if it wasnt for the training I received through the motorcycle safety center I probably wouldnt be here, said Electronics Technician 1st Class John Broughton. Broughton continued to speak about the importance of what he learned during the Basic Riders Course (BRC). For me it started five years ago during my BRC. In that class they tell you if you lay down your bike, you panic. I didnt know what I would do if that happened. A truck that wasnt pay ing much attention sped right through one of the many four-way intersec tions and didnt even look in my direction, explained Broughton. At that moment, as the truck came at me, I remem bered that phrase. It actually saved me. I was able to lean as hard as I could and cut around the truck. It saved my life. Motorcycle safety training has become more intensive and therefore has also become more successful in helping to prevent mishaps. The overall goal is to make sure all military personnel who ride motorcycles are as prepared as possible when they hit the road. What we want to do is tell our Sailors and Marines that were going to support them and their right to ride a motorcy cle, stated Prindle. We want to give them the proper training so that theyre prepared, safe and successful if and when they do decide to ride a motorcycle. -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeCommander, Naval Safety Center, Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, discusses how motorcyclists prevent mishaps by practicing motorcycle safety school lessons. Naval Station Mayport Mayport were invited to attend a symposium motorcycle safety awareness as well as collect feedback on current motorcycle safety programs. NPC Website: One-Stop Shop For Everything NavyNavy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy Personnel Command (NPC) web site, hosted at www.npc. navy.mil, contains links to guidance and policy, programs, pay and benefits, Navy messages, stories and much more, officials reminded Sailors March 28. Our objective is to provide Sailors and their families with a one-stop shop for all Navy-related infor mation and to get answers to their questions in a centralized location, said Lt. Jon Williams, functional website manager, NPC communications. The NPC website provides information and guidance vital to Sailors from boot camp to retirement and beyond. According to Williams, the NPC website is the second most visited Navy website and more than 85 percent of the Navys web content can only be found here. The website contains more than 2,500 pages, 15,000 documents and registers nearly one million visits per month. The Reference Library section, which con tains U.S. Navy forms and instructions and DoD directives and pub lications, receives the most active visits every month. In February, the NAVADMIN 2012 page was the most popular page accessed on the website and received more than 100,000 views. The Knowledge Base is another valuable feature on the NPC website and was created to supple ment the NPC Customer Service Center (CSC). A Sailor can always call or email the CSC for infor mation, but also has the ability to go to www. npc.navy.mil to research and answer his or her own questions online 24/7. The Knowledge Base can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Sailors, retirees and their families can ask any question they want to about the Navy. The system uses keywords to generate a solution to their question. Sailors can access the Knowledge Base by visit ing the NPC website and clicking on the Ask NPC a Question icon in the upper right corner of the page. For more information or to view the website, visit www.npc.navy.mil or call NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASKNPC, (1-866-827-5672) or e-mail at CSCMailbox@ navy.mil. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The Sullivans Galley Cooking Up Good FoodFrom USS The SullivansUSS The Sullivans Food Service Team earned an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Service Competition for the Medium Afloat Category. Their food service operational excellence is commendable. The Command was represented by Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Ramonn Calhoun as he attended the award ceremony in San Diego, Calif., held March 28 April 1, 2012. The Ney Awards pro gram is part of the Joint Services Excellence in Food Service Awards program and is held dur ing the International Food Service Executives Associations (IFSEA) annual conference. The Sullivans team also earned this distinc tion in 2010 when they were awarded RunnerUp for the Medium Afloat Category. The Food Service team strives for success on a daily basis as they sup port the fine crew of The Sullivans. While currently deployed, they hosted an elaborate reception in honor of COMSIXTHFLT, Vice Adm. Frank Craig Pandolfe, as well as numerous formal lun cheons for foreign digni taries. The success was a result of the superb lead ership of Chief Culinary Specialist Tarvares Lafate and his team. That team continues to excel in all facets of food service and provide the highest standards daily under the outstanding guid ance provided by Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Duane Spears and his talented team of Culinary Specialists. -Photo courtesy of USS The SullivansUSS The Sullivans food service operations team received the Honorable Mention in the 2012 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Service Competition for the medium afloat category.Roosevelt Conducts Machine Gun ShootUSS RooseveltThirty-two Sailors from USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) made the trek to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center for machine gun training on March 12. Camp Blanding is a Florida Army National Guard base located 65 miles southwest of Mayport. At its peak during WWII, its infantry training center and POW camp were as big as the 4th largest city in Florida, but now the land sur rounding the base is any thing but busy. The post shrunk significantly after the war and Mondays shooters had to drive through miles of sprawl ing countryside to get there. The wide open space is so peaceful; its a huge change from Mayport! said Quartermaster Seaman Watters. The sparse population of this area makes it per fect for a heavy machine gun shoot, but the abun dant wildlife gave extra reason to stay alert. The armys nature center dis played a stuffed black bear, a case full of black widow spiders, and pre served rattlesnakes that made even the bravest look twice before sitting down near the range. Fortunately, nature didnt provide any unforeseen obstacles and the shoot went forward as planned. The Sailors fired .50 caliber machine guns from a mounted plat form, M240 machine guns from the prone position, and Mossberg 500 shot guns in a moving course of fire. Their training had strict accuracy and time requirements and involved extensive reloading, barrel change-outs, and misfire drills. For targets, the range (one of 50 ranges on the huge base) had burned out tanks that made a metal lic ping with each bullet strike. Overall, the Sailors said that getting to inter act with the Army and train on their base was a unique and memorable experience. It was one of the best days I have had in the Navy; where else can you do things like this? asked Boatswains Mater 2nd Class Sattler. When asked about the effec tiveness of the training, Quartermaster 1st Class Bonocini said, Gunners Mate 2nd Class Straus, Gunners Mate 1st Class Cooke, Gunners Mate 2nd Class Rudd, and Chief Gunners Mate Cameron provided expert training and my confidence as an anti-terrorism watch stander shot up. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 9

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April 6: Redneck Round-Up. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring live band Southern Ruckus, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 April 7: Teen Job Fair. 12-3 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be submitted by Mar. 19, 2012 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 7: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 8: Easter Bowling Special 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 April 10-14: All Navy Beach Volleyball Tournament. Beach volleyball courts behind beachside com munity center. Mens and Womens all branch competition. 270-5452 April 11: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 April 11: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tick ets available at the door. Sponsored by Mayport CPOA. For tickets, call Jeff Lawrence at (904) 2705126 x3115 April 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 16: Registration Opens for Sand Dollar Youth Summer Camp. Open to ages 6-14; $60 registration fee per child. 270-5680 April 17: Spring Forward 3K Walk/ 5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 20: Jamaican Me Crazy Night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Castaways Lounge. Live music, food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 2707205 April 24-27: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 13. 270-5452. April 25: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tick ets available at the door. Sponsored by FRC. For tickets, call AZC Nanney at (904) 270-6100 x149 April 25: Spring Fling. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Karaoke, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 MWRThe following activities target single or unaccompa nied Sailors. For more information, call 270-7788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. April 6: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. April 6: Redneck Round-Up. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring live band Southern Ruckus, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 2707205 April 7: CGA Convention. Comics, gaming & anime in Cocoa Beach, FL. Van Departs Liberty Center 8 a.m. FREE. April 7: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 8: Easter Bowling Special. 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 Apr 10: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. FREE. April 11: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 2705733 April 11: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by Mayport CPOA. For tickets, call Jeff Lawrence at (904) 270-5126 x3115 Apr 13: Springing in the Blues Jax Beach Festival. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. FREE. April 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 April 14: Guns N Hoses Boxing Event Battle of the Badges. Van departs 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 7. Cost $5. Apr 15: Springing in the Blues Jax Beach Festival. Van departs Liberty Center at 11 a.m. FREE. April 16: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 17: Go-Karting. Van departs 6 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 15. Cost $10. April 17: Spring Forward 3K Walk/ 5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 20: Jamaican Me Crazy Night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Castaways Lounge. Live music, food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 April 20: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley of the Doomed Ride in St. Augustine. Van departs 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline April 16. Cost $5 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 270-7205 April 22: Boom Shakalakas Hawaiian Cuisine Dinner Trip. Van departs 1 p.m. Transportation Only April 24-27: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 13. 270-5452. April 25: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by FRC. For tickets, call AZC Nanney at (904) 270-6100 x149 April 25: Spring Fling. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Karaoke, food, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 April 25: Minute to Win It. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 27: Laser Tag Extreme. 8 p.m. at the Liberty Center. FREE Apr 28: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. FREE. April 29: Free Drum Lesson. Introductory/ beginner guitar lesson at Georges Music. Stop by the Liberty Center front desk to reserve your place. Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE April 30: Dart Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. LIBERTYApril 7: Teen Job Fair. 12-3 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be submitted by Mar. 19, 2012 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 8: Easter Bowling Special 1-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Rent a lane for $25 and enjoy two hours of Bowling with shoe rental for up to five people per lane. Bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass! 270-5377 April 16: Registration Opens for Sand Dollar Youth Summer Camp. Open to ages 6-14; $60 registration fee per child. 270-5680 KID A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The Surfside Fitness class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 11:30 a.m., Cardio, Combat and Core 4:30 p.m., TRX CORE Fusion A fusion of Yoga, Pilates, NOFFS, CORE training, flexibility training, tissue management, breath ing exercises, conscious relaxation and Tai Chi. This class will improve flexibility, strength and balance while enhancing posture, mental focus and coordination. Deter injury and the effects of stress. Experience an abdominal overhaul! Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 1 p.m., Strength Solutions & Flexibility FixUps 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a pro gram designed to improve the operational perfor mance of Navy personnel through fitness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refueling. 9:30 a.m., 20/20/20 20/20/20: A fusion of our Low Impact, Resistance and Intro Mind Body classes. Twenty minutes will be devoted to cardio train ing, twenty minutes to strength training and twenty minutes to flex ibility training. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Basics Thursday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 1 p.m., Strength Solutions & Flexibility FixUps 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Advanced Strength Training for Women 11:30 a.m., Yoga Mayport Sandbox Monday 7 a.m., HIT 1 Provides a solid foundation to H.I.T. (High Intensity Training). Focus is placed on devel opment of proper form & mechanics for various lifts & bodyweight move ments. Participation will result in a solid plat form to begin mastery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your limits. Participants must pos sess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to initially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. This class is a prerequisite to H.I.T. Level 2. 11 a.m., HIT 1 11:30 a.m., TRX Tuesday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 9:30 a.m., Bootcamp Basics 11:30 a.m., HIT Wednesday 11 a.m., HIT Thursday 11 a.m., HIT Friday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11:30 a.m., HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fit ness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After completion of the course, participants will be issued a card which allows them to use the facility when with a par ent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 5:30 p.m., Spinning Friday 6:30 a.m., Spinning MWR Fleet Free Throw-Photo courtesy of MWREnsign Burris of USS Gettysburg takes a shot during the MWR Fleet Free Throw Competition held on the pier March 28. Sailors had one minute to sink as many free throw baskets as they could. All participants were given basketballs for their support. USS Underwoods Logistics Specialist 1st Class Negron was declared the Winner of the event receiving a Trophy after sinking 19 baskets. MWR Wants Your RecyclablesFrom MWR Naval Station Mayport has a Recycling Program, and we want your recy clable materials. Did you know the MWR Recycling Program maintains a daily pick up route? Those old blue bins sitting beside your desk, or next to your trash can that have become storage bins, or have disappeared alto gether have a purpose. Your command can contribute to the thou sands of pounds of office paper, aluminum cans and cardboard that is recycled each year at Naval Station Mayport. All commands at NS Mayport can set up a recycling program with the blue bins within their facilities. While MWR no longer perform desk side collection, they still want your office paper. Collected recyclables should be placed at a first floor central location within the building. It will be picked up on a will-call basis, or you can deliver it directly to the Recycling Facility. Besides the blue bins, MWR Recycling can also provide your command with a 100-gallon, rolling blue collection can for recyclables. The Recycling staff will collect it and exchange it for an empty can. In addition to dropping off recyclables directly at the Recycling Center, the Recycling program has unmanned 24-hour sites. One is located at the Recycling Facilitys front gate. Each drop off loca tion is clearly labeled as to what type of material is collected (paper, card board, newspaper, alumi num or steel cans, etc.). Please remember when collecting recyclable material, soiled, wet, car bon, wax-coated paper, or pulverized paper is not accepted. It is also unac ceptable to dispose of any classified materials, even if it has been shredded. The Recycling program cannot accept plastic or glass. MWRs Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) isnt just about paper. We also receive and process cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans, steel cans, scrap metal, waste cooking oil, lead acid batteries, and wood pallets as well. All of these materials are processed daily by two staff members. Over the past five years, the pro gram has averaged a combined 2,641,600 pounds each year in recyclable materials collected. In addition to Recycling services, the Scrap Metal Yard offers a state-certi fied commercial truck scale for Naval Station Mayport personnel mak ing Do It Yourself (DIY) moves. There is an $8 fee per use for a weight ticket, payable by cash or check. The truck scale is locat ed next to the Recycling Center in the fenced compound at Building 412. The revenue from the Recycling program effort contributes direct ly to supporting MWR Programs and Activities. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are saved every year by diverting recycla ble items that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. MWRs Recycling Program is a win-win opportunity for all of NS Mayports population of warfighters, retirees, DoD, and their families. The Recycling Center is located at Building 1624, just off Patrol Road in the north west corner of the Naval Station behind the bulk fuel storage tanks. The facility is open 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 270-5095.-Photo courtesy of MWRThe Recycling Program can provide recycling bins to your command on request THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 11

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Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastNaval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and several other com mands supported more than 100 Sailors exploring government employment during the Shipmates to Workmates job fair at Naval Station Mayport Mar. 27. The Shipmates to Workmates civil service hiring initiative provides information about civil ian career opportunities available at partnering commands and actively assists Sailors with job searches, job applications and resumes for those careers. This is about better ing your life and getting you a job, said Cmdr. Pat Sanders, NAVSEA opera tion support officer. Its important that we have programs and events like this to help are shipmates with their future. Shipmates to Workmates maximizes the skills Sailors have with opportunities and needs that exist throughout the Department of the Navy. Its one way the Navy is communicating to Sailors that their skills are still valuable and marketable, according to Sanders. The job program links Sailors, most of whom are anticipating leaving the Navy due to Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) results, with Department of Navy agencies seek ing the kinds of skills and experiences the Sailors represent. There is a lot of skill, talent and enthusiasm in these Sailors and we want them to know that were interested in exploring a future with them; if we can, said Rear Adm. Clarke Orzalli, vice com mander NAVSEA. Thats the shared hope of coordina tors of Shipmates to Workmates and the Sailors seeking employ ment opportunities. The reasoning behind this event is to preserve the skills Sailors have and make them aware of the programs out there to help transition them in to civilian jobs, said Orzalli. Theres an old quote that goes when you come to a fork in the road you take it, because you never know where you life is going to take you. As of Jan. 10, 2012, 2,942 Sailors were in a not selected for retention status. These Sailors must separate from the Navy no later than Sept. 1, 2012 unless operational waiver approved for later separation date (up to 90 days later). Im just here to see what the Navy is offering in terms of future employment, said Yeoman 1st Class Wicliffe Campbell. No one likes to be told its time to go home, but at least theyre offer ing these opportunities. There has been a lot of assistance to ensure there is a safety net. For more information about transition ben efits visit the Transition Assistance Web Page available under the Hot Links section of the Navy Personnel Command at www.npc.navy.mil or contact the NPC cus tomer service center at CSCmailbox@navy.mil or 1-866-U-ASK-NPC. More information on ERB transition assistance can be found on the NPC Web page at http://www. public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/boards/ERB/Pages/ TransitionInfo.aspx. Visit https://www.nav sup.navy.mil/navsup/ ourteam/navsupgls/ news for more NAVSUP GLS news. Connect with NAVSUP GLS on Facebook at http://www. facebook.com/navsupgls. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/navsup 2009) and deployed to the European/Central Command AOR. He has deployed to Central, European, and Southern Command theaters 10 times. Ashore, he served as Reserve Component Officer Community Manager at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and as the head of Full Time Support Officer Assignments in Navy Personnel Command. Uhls holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies with an emphasis in Asian Security Policy from the Army Command and General Staff College where he gradu ated highest distinction. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College where he graduated with highest distinction. As commanding officer of Hu City, Stader led the ship through an arduous seven-month DSRA, Basic phase training cycle, and one of the most suc cessful INSURV inspec tions of the past decade. Additionally, his com mand tour was highlight ed by the successful completion of a live fire mis sile exercise during Hu Citys most recent under way period; the missile exercise was the first of its kind in nearly a decade. Stader has received orders to attend the Joint Forces Command and Staff College in Norfolk, Va.Sailors Learn Shipmates to Workmates OpportunitiesFrom Page 1Hu CityUSS Independence Complete 2nd Phase Of Mine Countermeasures Mission TestingNaval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Public AffairsNaval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) employees and Fleet operators completed the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermea sures (MCM) mission package (MP) develop mental testing on March 15, 2012. Under the direction of Program Executive Officer Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS), and the LCS Mission Modules Program Office (PMS420), scientists and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Centers Panama City and Port Hueneme, conducted the tests with U.S. Navy Sailors onboard USS Independence (LCS 2). NSWC PCD performs the integration and certifica tion of systems and soft ware supporting the modular open architecture capabilities for Littoral Combat Ship, said NSWC PCD Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Pratt, USN. The end result of these tests onboard (LCS 2) were very positive overall for the U.S. Navy. The Sailors, engineers and scientists were able to rapidly reconfigure mine war fare systems successfully demonstrating this future mine warfare capability for the U.S. Navy. Panama City, Fla., employees provided critical Subject Matter Expertise, training, and logistics support to the LCS 2 Sailors in order to conduct the various test missions, while Port Hueneme, Calif., employ ees served as mission test directors and evaluators. Fleet users are the active-duty Sailors who receive organic mine warfare mission module training on various systems in California for both General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship sea frame ships. Each sea frame has the capability to Launch, Handle and Recover (LHR) Organic Offboard Vehicles (OOVs), which requires different training. Specifically, (LCS 2) uses a Twin Boom Extensible Crane (TBEC) with a three-point lift system to launch and recover the Remote Minehunting Systems onto the sea frame. LCS 2 is a trimaran hull designed by General Dynamics; USS Freedom (LCS 1) uses a stern ramp for LHR missions and is a mono hull ship, designed by Lockheed-Martin. Working with the Sailors during the LHR Developmental Test (DT) phases also allows the project support teams to identify training gaps, said Todd Bowden, LCS mission module program manager at NSWC PCD. There is always room for growth and thats what developmental test ing supports. It identifies opportunities for future design improvements, training gaps or any other unexpected issues. During the devel opmental test phases, organic mine counter measures detect, neutralize and minesweeping missions were conduct ed for shallow and deep water focused mine hunting scenarios to include the RMS, Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems (ALMDS), Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS), the AN/AQS-20, in addition to multiple sortie missions using an MH-60S. Phase One of the LCS MCM MP developmen tal testing was conduct ed from September to October 2011. Phase Two Developmental Testing began January 5, 2012 and completed March15 2012. These detect to engage, and reacquire missions were conducted in an operational envi ronment with the Sailors performing the work, assisted by the technical subject matter experts, said Bowden. We were there to help them whenever they needed it, and to identify any equipment issues or training gaps. In preparation for suc cessful Operational Test and fleet introduction for the LCS MCM MP, further developmental testing is being planned. The LCS Mine Countermeasures mission package is scheduled to reach initial oper ational capability by 2014.Navy Announces Revised FY13 Enlisted Boards ScheduleFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsNavy announced a revised Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) enlisted selec tion board schedule in NAVADMIN 108/12, released March 30. NAVADMIN 108/12 announced new selection board convening dates for the active duty E-9, active duty E-8 and the FTS/ AGR/CANREC (Reserve) E-7 selection boards. The message also announced new received by dead lines for candidates to submit their letter to the board and received by deadlines for special requirements for nuclear trained personnel. Letters to the board previously submitted for FY13 enlisted selec tion boards have been retained and there is no requirement for candi dates to resubmit letters to the board. No changes were made to the conven ing or submission dates for the active duty E-7 selection board previ ously announced in NAVADMIN 349/11. Impact to the chief petty officer induction season will be minimal if any. Unless specifically addressed in the new message, candidates should follow all eligibility and submission criteria outlined in NAVADMIN 349/11 and NAVADMIN 369/11 for E7 candi dates and NAVADMIN 387/11 for E8 and E9 candidates. Note that the NPC Customer Service Centers e-mail address for sending letters to the board via e-mail is: csc selectionboard@navy.mil. The FY13 enlisted selection board schedule was revised following the public disclosure of the active duty E9 selection boards convening order, quota plan and mem bership list. Reserve E9 and Reserve E8 selection boards were not affected by the change. To check the new schedule and for more information read NAVADMIN 108/12, available at www.npc.navy.mil 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012

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From FFSCThe following class es 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. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. April 5, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 5, 10-11 a.m., Story Tyme With A Sailor, USO April 7, 11:30 a.m., Individual Augmentee Family Outing: Disney On Ice, Jacksonville Memorial Arena April 9-12, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building one, Room 1616 April 10, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 April 10, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building one Room 104 April 11, 11-12 a.m., Gambling Awareness FFSC Room 719 April 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 April 12, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 12, 10-11 a.m., Story Tyme With A Sailor, USO April 16-20, 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Class Building One Room 1616 April 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 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 costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. April 16-17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., SAPR Advocate Refresher Class NAS Jax FFSC April 18, 9 a.m. 2 p.m., Tri-Base Job Fair Morocco Shrine center April 18, 4:30 6 p.m., Home Buying Seminar Building One Room 1616 April 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 April 19, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702 April 19, 1-3 p.m., English Tea For Expectant Moms, Chapel April 19, 912 a.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 23-26 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building One Room 1616 April 24, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building One Room 104 April 24, 1-2 p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses, FFSC Room 719 April 25, 11 a.m. -12 p.m., Raising Financially Fit Kids, FFSC Room 719 April 25, 34:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC Room 702 April 26, 8a.m. -12 p.m., FAP Key Personnel Training, Building One Room 1124 April 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC Room 702\ April 26, 9a.m.-12 p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, 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 inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. April 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for six months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques, which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time two-hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. By Appointment, 8 a.m. 4 p.m., Resume Review, FFSC TBDFFSC Workshops For Sailors, Families Thursday, April 5 The Fleet Reserve Ladies Auxillary Branch 290 will hold its month ly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the branch home, 390 Mayport Rd. For more information, call 2466855. Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road Neptune Beach. Service accom panied by the gradual extinguishing of lights in remembrance of the events leading to Christs Crucifixion. 249-5370 www.neptunebeach-umc. org Friday, April 6 Good Friday Service beginning at noon, recalling the time Jesus was nailed to the Cross and focusing on Repent and Forgiveness. Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach, 249-5370. www.neptunebeach-umc. org. The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Good Friday Tenebrae Candle Extinguishing Service, 7 p.m. For more informa tion, call 221-1700 ext. 201 or go to www.iofumc.org. Saturday, April 7 The City of Atlantic Beach Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Jordan Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an egg hunt for children 12 and under, bounce houses, games and free refreshments. Be sure to bring your egg basket and camera for this fun event in Atlantic Beach. Jordan Park is located off Mayport Rd at 1671 Francis Avenue. For more events visit the AB website at www.coab.us/events or call 247-5828. The Duval County Extension Agency, 1010 N McDuff Ave., will hold a Hobby Beekeepers Workshop from 8:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Deadline to register with payment is April 6. Cost is $10. This hands-on workshop is designed for beginner beekeepers. Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Christ United Methodist Church will take place on the beach at the end of Atlantic Blvd., next to the Ocean One Hotel (formerly Sea Turtle) at 6:30 a.m. Pastor Bill Beebe will offer an uplifting, spiritual service. All in our community are welcomed. For informa tion contact the office at 249-5370; www.neptune beach-umc.org All are cordially invit ed back to Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach fellow ship hall following the Sunrise Service for a free community Easter break fast at 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast will fol low the Easter Sunrise Service at the beach. Call 249-5370 for information. www.neptunebeach-umc. org Join us for Easter Service at 10:15 a.m.at Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach. Church sanctuary, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach. 249-5370; www. neptunebeach-umc.org. The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Easter Services at 9 am and 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 221-1700 ext. 201 or go to www. iofumc.org.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR Tri-Base Job Fair Brings Employers To SailorsFrom FFSCThe Fleet and Family Support Centers of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville are hosting the bi-annual Tri-Base Job Fair on April 18 at the Jacksonville Morocco Shrine Center from 9 a.m.2 p.m. More than 100 employers are registered to attend the event. The Tri-Base area is very fortu nate to have a large resource of highly skilled candidates available for employment opportunities within a wide range of occupations. The TriBase areas reputation for business expansion creates tremendous com petition for highly skilled workers. Camden County and Jacksonville have a significant resource of skilled employees from the military sec tor. This creates an opportunity for employers to acquire some of these skilled, experienced personnel, many of whom have the latest training in their field. In addition to the military mem bers, there are also many opportu nities for military family members, reservist and retirees with exceptional job skills that are interested in attending the fair. If you have any questions regarding the Tri-base Job Fair, please contact The Fleet and Family Support Center at 912-573-4513. Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run The Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run 10k run and 5k walk will be held on April 7 on board NAS Jacksonville. Entry fees are as fol lows: $15 Military, $20 Base Personnel, $25 Race Day. There will also be Race Events in the NEX Parking Lot Zumba DemoApril 5 11 a.m.4:15 p.m.; A Hummve Pull April 5 at 2 p.m.; Health Fair April 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Athletic shoe and apparel sales April 5-7. Registration forms available at www.1stplacesports.com call 904-542-2930/3518 for more information. No Dough Dinner Looking for a great night with the family? Dont want to cook/clean up? Come to the Mayport USO Center April 9 from 5-7 p.m. They will serve meatloaf, potatoes, corn, gravy, roll and a dessert. This dinner is free to active duty service mem bers and their immediate families. RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Honors Active Duty The Professional Golf Association and the Heritage Golf Tournament again honor active military personnel (active duty members and their families) at the 2012 RBC Heritage PGA TOUR Tournament on April 12-15. A valid military ID card is required for entryWhile attending the tour nament, military service members are invited to visit the Patriots Outpost. A Patriots Outpost has become a fixture at many PGA TOUR events across the country. The purpose is to provide a rest, relax ation and refreshment location for members of the armed forces and their families during the tournament. Members of the Hilton Head Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will serve as hosts. The Outpost will be located in a stand-alone skybox overlooking the 16th green and will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., April 12-15. A different caterer will provide food and beverages each day. For more information please visit http://www. rbcheritage.com/. Your USO Centers do not have any tickets for this event. Logistics Spotlight Event Be a part of the grow ing and lucrative logis tics industry; come to the free information session April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mayport USO. This is free to attend, reservations are required, please call 6204200 or visit www.unf. edu/ce/logistics. At this event, learn about careers in logistics and supply chain management. This event is brought to you by the University of North Florida Global Logistics Training Resource Network. You Could Win A 1948 Pontiac Torpedo! Do you like old antique cars? The American Legion Riders Chapter 283 has proudly offered a 1948 Pontiac Torpedo car in a raffle drawing to be held on 1 June 2012 at 8 pm. NAS Jax USO and Mayport USO now have Donation Tickets avail able for purchase! The tickets are only $10. Stop by your USO center today! All sales are cash only at the centers or at Post 283. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOand ask yourself, am I going to do the right thing even when nobody is looking? Am I going to do the right thing even when warriors and their families are looking and it might not be the most popular thing to do? We have a Sailors Creed; do you know it? Thank you for taking the time to digest what was written so you know a little bit about me. Heres a good starting point to guage where we are at, go out and observe morning and eve ning colors after you read this and dont forget to take a ship mate with you. When we get to the point that people dont run for cover to avoid having to render honors and would rather take the time to stand proud an honor the service and sacrifice that has been freely made for our great nation, then we are headed in the right direction. I look forward to getting out and meeting with all of you in the coming weeks. From Page 2CMC THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2012 13