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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com CNO Talks Future; SAAM Policies Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Detachment SoutheastChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport April 3 to view current MILCON projects and meet with local and state represen tatives and talk Sexual Assualt Awareness with Mayport leadership. Greenert spoke with officers 0-4 and above on Aprils Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the strong stance the Navy is taking to combat the issue. Following the visit, Greenert and Crenshaw attended a lunch meeting at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association to dis cuss defense issues and the future of the Navy. Mayport is a hub and a strategic area for the Navy. Its a southern command that is very important to us. Look how fast you can get out to sea from here, said Greenert. Jacksonville is the center of excellence for maritime patrol. Crenshaw explained that there are plans in the works to increase naval fortitude in and around the city of Jacksonville. I think its important to recognize the Navy just built a hangar for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Its the largest hangar the Navy has ever construct ed, said Crenshaw. That hangar is where all the P-8As on the East Coast -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw and the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport Base Public Works Officer Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez review future plans of expanding the fleet at NAVSTA Mayport. During the site visit, Greenert met with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association to discuss defense issues and the future of the Navy. See CNOs blog comments on SAAM, Page 2.See CNO, Page 8 -Photo by MC2Gary Granger Jr.The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) pulls out of Naval Station Mayport as the ship begins transit to her homeport of San Diego. Sailors from Independences Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Squadron, Detachment 1 are underway for the ships maiden voyage to San Diego after successfully completing testing on the MCM mission package.Independence Departs For Homeport Of San Diego -Photo courtesy of USS Hu CityUSS Hu City (CG 66) fires a missile during the first live SM-2 Missile Ex held in 10 years.Hu City Goes Hot With Live Missile ExFrom USS Hu City Public AffairsOn her recent Group Sail with Carrier Strike Group Eight, USS Hu City (CG 66) broke the barrier after 10 years and fired a live SM-2 missile during work-ups for deployment. It was an awesome training opportunity, exclaimed Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Joshua Foux. Simulated battle exercises simply dont measure up to firing a real SM-2. Hu City and several DDGs from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group performed the Missile Exercise. While in the Virginia Capes Operating Area, the ships encountered drones simulating aircraft launched missile threats. Using their AEGIS weapons systems, Hu City, Farragut, Laboon, Oscar Austin, and Jason Dunham successfully detected, tracked, engaged, and destroyed those drones in two separate events. The success of the Missile-Ex is the result of several hours, days, weeks and even months of preparation. The tactical and technical expertise of all involved was perfect...and its great to see such a flawless, posi tive outcome to validate all the hard work, claimed Operations Specialist Senior Chief (SW) Timothy Mollock. Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Stephen Cole, the Sailor who launched the SM-2 from Hu City called it an exhilarating experience and added that [he] couldnt stop smiling that day. Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, the commander of Carrier Strike Group Eight, said he enjoyed a front-row view from Hu Citys CIC. This is an absolute success, he stated. And I couldnt be happier for and prouder of Hu City to do this on top of her excellent Board of Inspection and Survey results from a few weeks before. I am extremely proud of the technicians and the watchstanders, said Lt. David Alverson, the Systems Test Officer on Hu City. The success of this Missile Ex makes evident all the hard work and extra hours these sailors have put in for the past year. I also want to thank the Fleet Forces Atlantic Exercise Coordination Center Armed Forces Volleyball Games Underway -Photo courtesy of MWRU.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lucy Love bumps the ball as her partner, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Heidi Miller, waits for a return from U.S. Navy Lt. Ashley Musser and U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Mary Arvidson. The teams are practicing for the Armed Forces Beach Volleyball tournament currently underway at NS Mayport at the sand courts behind Beachside Community Center. Finals will be held April 14 starting at 10 a.m. with the womens consolation match and the mens consolation match at 11 a.m. The championship match will be 12:30 p.m. for women and 2 p.m. for men. For more information, call 270-5451/2. By USS Independence (LCS 2) Public AffairsThe littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Naval Station Mayport April 9, embark ing on the ships maiden voyage to her homeport of San Diego. The transit, led by the ships Gold Crew, marks the successful comple tion of testing the ability of the ships Mine Countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines in a tactical envi ronment. Sailors from Independence and embarked MCM Detachment 1 con ducted operations off the coast of Florida, train ing with organic assets including the Remote See Independence, Page 14 See Missile Ex, Page 14

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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.With just nine weeks remaining in the school year, fewer for those seniors, does your child need help getting over the end-of-the year hump? Tutor.com offers help with homework, study ing, and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elementary math to physics. All military dependent students (of active duty military) worldwide can use the program, regardless of where they attend school. If he has become bogged down in a par ticular course and noth ing you provide seems to help, try Tutor.com. Navy service members and their families now have FREE, unlimited access to online tutoring from Tutor.com. Expert tutors help students of all ages from K-12 to college to adult learners one-to-one in math, science, social studies and English, as well as with resume writing, and inter view preparation. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever a student needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom and work one-to-one in math, science, social stud ies, and English until the problem is solved. All tutors are screened, cer tified and backgroundchecked. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. This program is pro vided by the Department of Defense. Authorized patrons include U.S. active duty military ser vice members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard person nel on active duty in a deployed status, and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their depen dents. To access the program, login to Navy Knowledge Online account and click on the REFERENCE tab. Look for the Tutor. com box in the right col umn, and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor. Authorized users will then follow instructions on the Web site for password and login information. It is also about this time that the pressure to get high marks on exams kicks in. Students who get nervous before a test should be encouraged to try the following tips and strategies for keeping anx iety down and energy up for the next big exam. Dont cram: Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave your child exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying is more effec tive if done in small doses over several days. Make up practice questions or take prac tice tests: Knowing the format and style of a test can reduce anxiety. Encourage students to always ask their teachers about how the test will be formatted. Studying is so much more effec tive when you know what types of questions youll be answering. Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep con tributes heavily to anxiety. Be sure your child goes to bed on time the night before an exam. Eat a healthy break fast: Blood sugar is at its lowest in the morning. In order to think and prob lem-solve effectively, stu dents need to refuel. But a good breakfast for one child is not the same for another. Figure out what works best for you child. Read through the exam to budget time: By looking over the test, your child can avoid any unex pected surprises (and anxiety). Previewing also insures finishing in the allotted time. Read all directions: Some students are so anx ious to get the test over with that they fail to read the directions. Jot notes: Jotting down brief notes right away can help your child feel less anxious about forgetting important facts or key information. Some stu dents write important formulas or critical dates in the margin as soon as they receive their test papers. Answer easy questions first: Getting the easier questions out of the way builds self-confidence and allows your child the time to focus more clearly on the harder questions. Organize thoughts before writing: Students who organize their writ ing responses before they start writing typically score higher. Having a plan or even a short out line insures a well-struc tured response which hits all the main points. Think positively: Negative thoughts during a test (e.g., Im going to fail) can not only destroy your childs confidence, but also take up valuable time which should be used to concentrate on the test! Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxi ety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. So hopeful ly a combination of tutor ing through Tutor.com and these test tips will help your child achieve success and readily pro mote to the next grade. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, want a copy of the Un/Underfunded Mandates for Duval Schools, or have con cerns about an edu cational issue impact ing 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]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One. Just Nine Weeks Remain In The School YearJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingI began writing this article on the 4th of April, the 44th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrs assassi nation. Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee, trying to bring some peace ful resolutions to an ongoing sanitation strike that had led to rioting and looting in the streets of Memphis. One of my most memo rable classes in seminary was a class that focused on Dr. King and his work in the Civil Rights Movement by using nonviolent means to change the hearts and minds of people. What impressed me the most was that he practiced what he preached. His life and the lives of his wife and children were threat ened on a regular basis; his home bombed; he was put in jail on several occasions. He was also stabbed by a deranged woman in an earlier assassination attempt, the knife missing his heart only by millimeters. Time after time his reaction was to forgive and contin ue on with a non-violent approach. In his biography, the writer talks about how Dr. King, in the last months of his life, had become more and more weary, and that all of the threats upon his life were really beginning to take a toll How Are You Being Of Service To Others?Lt. Karen Rector Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSHello shipmates, The Secretary of the Navy recently announced our st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which pulls together a set of objectives, policies and programs, new and exist ing, to maximize personal and family readiness. Id like to cover one of the five areas in the initia tive: readiness. More spe cifically, its a readiness problem that has grown at an alarming rate, and we have not been able to turn around sexual assault. Folks, weve got to face the factssexual assault is an attack on a Sailor. On average, these attacks take place every day. Yes, every day. These attacks include blue on blue Sailor on Sailorthink about that. Weve had a former com manding officer go to jail for ten years because he raped one of his Sailors and we have had junior officers and chiefs, who have also been charged and convicted of sexual assault. We have ship mates committing crimes against shipmates, and we all have to do something about it. This is my problem and this is your problem. Sexual assault is unac ceptable and its roots need to stop at all levels; I cant tolerate it and you shouldnt either. It under mines our Navy Core Values and Ethos, and it undercuts safety and readiness. We need to address it for what it is a real danger. It is important that we support sexual assault victims and hold offend ers accountable. But what we really need to do is prevent sexual assault before it occurs. Some call this getting to the left of the event. This means taking a hard look at command climate, and I need your help in this regard. We need to watch our humor, our language and ensure its appropri ate for the work place. We need to prevent the abuse of alcohol, which is a primary contributor to sexual assaults. We need to promote responsibil ity for ourselves and each other. Sexual assault is not just happening at some commands, it is happen ing at your command. We need to commit, as a Navy, to not accept this crime at our commands and get rid of the myth that its just part of life. It is not. Its about changing attitudes. It is about leader ship at every level getting engaged. Its about creat ing a safe environment of dignity and respect for our shipmates. Its about declaring and commit ting that we wont toler ate this in our Navy. And it is especially about by stander intervention, stepping in when you see one of our shipmates threatening another. We stand to gain confidence and trust in a Navy that cares about all of its Sailors. In short, everyone needs to do something about it! In the coming weeks you will hear from your leadership on the prevention of sexual assault as we renew our emphasis Navy wide on this important issue. Lets face it together, there is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and I know we can resolve this with your effort and focus. Rear To read more blog entries by Greenert, go to http://cno.navylive.dod live.mil/ CNOCNO Greenert: We Have A Problemon both his physical and mental health. In fact, even though he died at the age of 39, the doctor who performed his autopsy said his heart was that of a 60-year-old man. Yet, he pressed on day after day. On April 3, one day before his assassination, he spoke at the Memphis Masonic Temple. In his speech he used excerpts from a sermon he had preached just a few weeks before. It was a sermon entitled The Drum Major Instinct, and focused on how human beings are, as he called them, Joiners. We are quick to pick a side, and we so easily buy into things. Some join to gain prestige, fame, and fortune, while some join just to belong. Many would say he had a premonition that his death was near. Dr. King had recently told his wife that he didnt want a long funeral and that whoever spoke should keep it short. He didnt want anyone to mention his Nobel Peace Prize or his other awards. He sim ply wanted to be remem bered as a man who tried to give his life in service to others, just as his Savior had done. Even after 44 years Dr. Kings words can and should speak to us and move us to action. Each of us has a choice to make. In the words of Dr. King, everyone Must decide whether he will walk in the light of cre ative altruism or the dark ness of destructive self ishness. This is the judg ment. Lifes most persis tent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? What better time to be reminded of this than during this Easter season; a time when Christians remember the sacrifice of the perfect servant, Jesus the Christ. 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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CNO Greenert Speaker At Midway CelebrationFrom Navy League Mayport The Navy League of Mayport is host ing the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner, which will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village. Guest speaker Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert; Veterans of the Battle of Midway, several widows of Midway Veterans, and Veterans of all branches of the military have been invited to attend this years dinner. Also invited are Medal of Honor recipients and former prisoners of war in our area who have hero ically answered the call of duty. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $60. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Reserved seating. Make checks payable to NAVY LEAGUE MIDWAY DINNER Tickets may be purchased from: Navy League Mayport, Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118. Email: bpricex4@comcast.net Navy League St Augustine, Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814. Email: anu day00@aol.comMilitary Education Conference In AprilFrom FL-ACMEThe Florida Advisory Council for Military Education (FL-ACME) will be hosting their annual conference/meet ing in St. Augustine, April 25-27 at the Casa Monica hotel. FL-ACME is an edu cational organization comprised of public and private higher educa tion institutions working together to provide infor mation and better serve the military educational community. All Education Service Officers (ESOs) are encouraged to attend for professional develop ment. The hotel is offering a per diem rate for Active Duty personnel and ESOs at $95.00 per night; on a first come, first serve basis. The FL-ACME offers an annual scholar ship for Active Duty ser vice members, National Guardsmen, and Reservists. Military spouses are also eligible for a sec ond award as long as the service member was stationed in the state of Florida during the appli cation award year. Applicants are reviewed by the FL-ACME scholar ship committee and win ners are announced at the end of the awarding period. Scholarship recipients will be announced during the April meeting. For more information go to www.fla-acme.org/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 USS The Sullivans Continues Port Visits, Training During Deployment -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzEnsign Thomas Schwander supervises Sailors as they lower the flight deck nets in prepa ration for helicopter smash and crash damage control drills.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzDamage controlmen in hot suits conduct charlie checks, looking for hotspots or hang fires in the crash area during damage control drills. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSailors from USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) are thanked for their contributions after help ing to paint a troubled teen center during a community relations event in Haifa, Turkey. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzCmdr. Derick Armstrong poses with a tour group from a troubled teens center in Turkey. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSonar Technician Surface Second Class(SW) Jared Grier is at the helm with Boatswains Mate Third Class Chadwick Lambert as the lee helm during seamanship training.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzBoatswains Mate Second Class(SW) Kelly Pfaus sprays the starboard side refueling sta tion during a fresh water wash down.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 5 -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzCommand Master Chief(SW) Brian J. Porter cuts the Chief Petty Officer birthday cake.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzUSS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Chief Petty Officers Mess poses for a picture after celebrating the 119th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzChief Damage Controlman(SW) mentors his Damage Control Assistant, Lt.j.g. Andrew Marsh, after a rescue and assistance drill.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzShips Serviceman 3rd Class(SW) David Jackson, left, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class(SW) Gina Robles stand the low visibility detail and look out for contacts as USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) navigates through thick fog. ENS Lauren RainesLine handlers on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) assist the ship as she moors to a pier.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSailors from the rescue and assistance response team start a P-100 firefighting water pump to put out a fire during rescue and assistance drills.

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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 unaccompanied 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. 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. Signup 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. Signup 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. Signup deadline April 16. Cost $5 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 2707205 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 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 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. LIBERTYThe 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. 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. 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. 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 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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ATG Conquers Gate ATG Mayport PAOThe Gate River Run, the national champi onship and the largest 15-kilometer race in the United States, was held in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday March 10. Nine members of Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport including ATG Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Roy Love partici pated in the 35th Annual Gate River Run on March 10. Senior Chief Lonsdale of ATG Mayport has been a part of the 15-kilome ter race for the last three years. I love running and the Gate River Run is a Tradition for me, he said. Around 16,350 run ners and walkers finished the 9.3-mile trek around Jacksonville with approxi mately 40 professional runners that competed for 82,000 dollars worth of prize money and the title of national champion. Along with the pros, there were also participants that were running their first ever 15K. Lt.j.g. Lauren Griebel of ATG Mayport completed a milestone with Gate with her longest run to date. I cannot believe how many runners there were, and I had a lot of fun, she said. The Gate River Run is a formidable challenge for anyone and all those who want to finish have to get across the daunting Hart Bridge in order to earn that finishers medal, but even if your legs begin to tire there are thousands of others around you to bring you to the finish line. With the race behind us now we all share our stories of triumph and pain and look forward to next year. -Photo courtesy of ATG MayportMembers of ATG Mayport gather and hold up medals they received after completing the annual 15k Gate River Run. Working together for stronger, healthier babies marchofdimes.com a CFC participant Provided as a public service Women Volleyball Winners -Photo courtesy of MWRLady Aces Take First in the Womens Volleyball with a 10 win 2 loss record for the season. Kids Learn Water Safety At Mayport PoolMWRAs the temperature rises, kids atten tion turns toward hitting the water. Make sure they have all the information they need about water safety with Youth Swim Lessons at Mayport Pool. Swim lessons are starting at the Mayport Pool on June 11. Classes run Monday-Thursday (excluding July 4) from 8-10 a.m. for youth swim lessons and last 45 minutes (parent and child classes are 30 minutes). Each session lasts two weeks. Registration for each session is held the Friday and Saturday prior to the start of each session from 8-10 a.m. at the Pool. Classes are available from ages 6 months to 5 years. Introductory classes teach children about feeling comfortable in the water, exiting and entering the water safely and establishing an expecta tion of adult supervision near the pool. Later classes teach kids about combin ing arm and leg movements in the water, buoyancy and basic swimming skills. Classes are $40 per child or $35 if the child is enrolled in Mayports Youth Summer Camp program. Lap swim is Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.1 p.m. Recreational swim for weekends only begins May 12 from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Full Recreational swim begins June 8. Times are Sunday-Friday 1-6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mayport Beach Lifeguards will also be on duty on the beach at that time from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mayport pool is also available for pri vate pool parties seven days a week. Parties may start as early as 6:30 p.m. and no later than 10 p.m. and may run as late as 1:30 p.m. Parties are $60 per hour for up to 25 people. There is an addi tional $30 per hour fee for increments over 25 people. Game masters can also be provided to provide games and prizes for $30 per hours. Party reservations must be made in person during normal pool hours and full payment is due at time of registra tion, cash or check only. For more information on the pool, please call the Aquatics Office at (904) 270-5101. -Photo courtesy of MWRRegistration is open for MWRs swim pro gram at the Mayport Pool. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 7

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are going to be head quartered. Its a sophisti cated aircraft. So clearly I think Northeast Florida is quickly becoming a cen ter of excellence, not only for naval aircraft, but for the Navy in general. Greenert spoke of the Navys expansion plans in areas other than Jacksonville. Greenert also expressed the impor tance of certain oversea locations and the benefits that they would offer to our global defense capa bilities. We want to move four destroyers (DDG) to Rota, Spain. What that will give us is four DDGs in the Mediterranean for ballis tic-missile defense, said Greenert. Rota (Spain), Sigonella (Italy), Naples (Italy), Suda Bay (Greece), the Suez Canal (Egypt), Djibouti and Bahrain all have big parts to play in the Navys future. Greenert expressed his thanks to the people of Jacksonville. He wanted to make sure they knew how much the Navy appreciates their support. I want to thank Jacksonville for taking care of our Sailors and families. This is a great place to be stationed and it is very popular; thank you, expressed Greenert.Technical, Legal Experts Discuss Role Of Unmanned Maritime VesselsU.S. Naval War College Public AffairsMore than two dozen technical and legal experts met March 20 and 21 to examine and discuss legal issues regarding the use of unmanned systems in a maritime environ ment at the Unmanned Maritime System Legal Workshop hosted by the U.S. Naval War College (NWC). This is the first time technical, unmanned maritime systems and international legal experts came together to dis cuss the role of these systems, said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Andrew Norris, a member of NWCs International Law Department and the coor dinator for the workshop. Unmanned mari time systems are vessels designed to operate onor-underwater without a human operator onboard, similar to drone aircraft. But according to Norris, there are questions about how they should be classi fied within maritime and armed conflict laws. First and foremost, whats the status of these things, said Norris. Are they vessels? Are they warships? Are they tor pedoes? How should unmanned maritime sys tems be classified under the law? That answer real ly drives a lot of the other issues. During the first day of the conference, invited participants discussed four main issues of unmanned maritime ves sels: the status of various types of unmanned ves sels, maritime rules of the road, maritime zone issues and law of armed conflict issues. The importance of clas sifying what kind of object these unmanned systems was evident it the first days discussion. There are international rules that control how and when, for example, a sub mersible vessel can oper ate in another nations territorial sea, Norris said. So what laws apply for unmanned systems? But for a fleet com mander in a combat situ ation, the more important question about how these things can be used in sea warfare and comply with the law of armed conflict was discussed. There were discus sions about what level of autonomous decisionmaking you have in a sys tem like this, Norris said. If the decision to fire a weapon is based on an algorithm thats implant ed in it, then how can a fleet commander use that asset and still comply with some of the law of war principles? The experts examined a scenario on the second day of the con ference. During the sce nario, unmanned ves sels were being used in an innocuous role, such as surveillance. The sce nario evolved to where unmanned vessels were employed in a combat role. The findings of the two day conference will be published later this summer. However, Norris cautions that the intent of the conference was not to come to any legal ruling on the unmanned maritime vessels but help guide the discussions that legal advisors will have on their roles and missions. From Page 1CNO The Whiskey Delta BBC Scholarship Deadline ExtendedFrom Balfour Beatty Communities FoundationThe Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring military per sonnel active, disabled and fallen and their families,has extended the application deadline for its academic scholar ship program to May 15. High school and under graduate students resid ing in Balfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport are eli gible. One of the Foundations primary goals is to pro mote the pursuit of edu cation and a commitment to community leadership through academic schol arships for the children of active duty service mem bers that live in Balfour Beatty Communities fam ily housing. With this extension, the Foundation hopes to ensure wide spread awareness and participation in this important program. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 aca demic year are available online at http://www. bbcommunitiesfounda tion.org/scholarships. aspx Completed applica tions should be sent via mail to the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation at 10 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073, attention Sharon Marcone.Shred Personal Papers With BBCFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities is teaming up with the Shredding Source, Inc. to offer residents of Naval Station Mayport and the surrounding area the opportu nity to shred all of their unwanted personal documents at the Ribault Bay Community Center from noon-3 p.m. on April 19. With the threat of identity theft coming largely from paper documents it is a good idea to shred all docu ments that are no longer needed, especially those that contain your personal information. This free event is open to the public and participants can bring up to 50 boxes of items to shred. A mobile shred truck will be located in the parking lot of the community center, 1201 Assisi Lane in the off base housing community. The paper collected from the event will be compressed and securely transported to the paper mill. The recycled material is placed into tanks of hot water and bleached to break it down into pulp. From this pulp state, paper towels and toilet paper are created. Some items that are suggested for shredding are: credit card statements, old checks, IRS tax returns and anything a thief could use to steal your identity. Unacceptable items are: cardboard, hard copy books, dry or wet trash, plastics or metals, hazardous materials and prescription bottles. For complete guidelines for shredding and keeping personal documents, go to www.facebook.com/may porthomes and click on the events tab. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Vicksburg Wraps Up Visit To GreeceEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Piraeus, Greece, March 31, fol lowing a scheduled three-day port visit. While in Piraeus, Sailors from Enterprise and Vicksburg enjoyed liberty ashore, took tours of the major historical sites of Athens coordinated by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and took some time to sample the local cuisine and do some shopping. Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Sailors and Marines also participated in several community rela tions (COMREL) projects, rang ing from a basketball tourna ment with the Hellenic Naval Academy basketball team to visits to SOS Village, a home for underprivileged children, and a local medical clinic. Vicksburg donated approxi mately 1,500 medical items to the clinic, ranging from adhe sive bandages to cold wraps and other supplies, which Sailors and Marines then sorted through and packed into boxes, while others cleared space for more donations. Its important for our Sailors to participate in COMRELs because it gives them a chance to really experience the local culture, not just from the per spective of a tourist, but to see the real lives of the people of that country, said Lt. Cmdr. Henry Holcombe, a chaplain aboard Enterprise. Enterprise personnel also played in a basketball tour nament at the Hellenic Naval Academy, and visited SOS Village, a place for underprivi leged children, to help clean up, do some landscaping, and sort donated items for distribution. When out and off the ship, it feels good to be able to give back to a community other than my own, said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Sarah Coleman. Many of those not partici pating in the COMRELs took advantage of a slate of trips arranged by MWR. MWR tours allowed Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Sailors and Marines to visit histori cal sites around Greece. One tour took service members to Mount Parnassus, home of the Sanctuary of Apollo and Omphalos, believed by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. Another tour brought Sailors to Corinth, home to the fountain of Pirene and the Bema. Other tours took Sailors to Cape Sounion, near the Aegean Sea and home to the Temple of Poseidon. Most of the primary tours allowed ser vice members to experience the rich, cultural heritage of the city of Athens, named for the goddess Athena. Tour routes took Sailors to the Parthenon, the Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, the Theater of Herod Atticus, and the Theater of Dionysus. I chaperoned a tour that went around the historical sites of Athens, and I would volun teer to do it again, said Chief Electricians Mate Bruscha Williams. All the young Sailors aboard should take time to go on a tour because its a great way to learn about the local culture, and maybe see some things they wouldnt come across if they were out exploring on their own. Sailors and Marines also led tours aboard Enterprise for over 700 Hellenic military personnel (fire, police, and Embassy staff) and local residents. Tour routes allowed visitors a glimpse into life aboard the car rier while Sailors demonstrated the capabilities of various air craft and equipment. Enterprise and Vicksburg departed Piraeus to continue supporting maritime security operations and theater secu rity cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Daniel J. MeshelThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) participate in an replenish ment at sea. Enterprise, Vicksburg, and Supply deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCapt. Logan Jones, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), takes a pie to the face from Senior Chief Fire Controlman Gregory Maxwell during a fundraising raffle aboard Vicksburg. The raffle benefited the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 9

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USS Roosevelt CCAT Are Relentless USS Roosevelt Public AffairsIn 2010, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) initiated a pilot program in an effort to improve the service life of in-service ships. The program was, and remains, a means to battle not against pirates or ter rorist, but against corro sion. The program was given the title, CCAT for Corrosion Control Assistance Team and the Roosevelt Deck Division, with the added assistance of select Sailors from all divisions on Roosevelt, have used the assistance provided through the program and made it one of their own. Every day Chief Boatswains Mate and his crew work tirelessly to ensure that Roosevelt looks as good as she sails. When asked how he always has a smile on his face, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cardona said, It is a matter of pride in the ship, crew, and myself to do my best and make Roosevelt look her best. As a dedicated member of CM division, Cardona stated that he is really looking forward to the start of corrosion preven tion work on the missile deck. Although the work is accomplished by own ships force, the assistance team has provided techni cal expertise and special ized tools that has been able to prevent unneces sary wear and tear and corrosion. -Photo courtesy of USS RooseveltMembers of Roosevelts CCAT team taking pride in making their Ship the best looking Ship on the waterfront. Learn Your Education Options Flippin Burgers With FCPOA-Photo by Paige GnannChief Gunners Mate (SW) Juan Gallegos talks with a college representative during a college fair held at Naval Station Mayport on April 4 at Building 460. There are several colleges located in the building, including Central Texas College, Coastline College, Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Excelsior College, Florida State College Jacksonville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Leo University, Thomas Edison State College and University of Maryland University College.-Photo by Paige GnannMachinists Mate 1st Class Earl James of Harbor Ops flips burgers at the Naval Station Mayport First Class Petty Officers Association Burger Burn fundraiser held April 4 near the old Bank of America building. To find out how you can join FCPOA, call ET1 David Couch at 270-6148 or david.a.couch@navy.mil. Submit photos of your commands POAs to mayportmirror@comcast.net. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 11

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April Is Sex Assault Awareness MonthFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe Navy announced Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and issued guidance to focus efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual vio lence through the use of special events and com mand-level education in NAVADMIN 106/12, released March 28. The Department of Defenses SAAM theme this year is, Hurts One, Affects All. Prevention of Sexual Assault is Everyones Duty. In addition to this over arching theme, the Navy will highlight comple mentary weekly themes throughout the month. Sexual assault preven tion is one key aspect of the Navys 21st Century Sailor and Marine initia tive to increase the per sonal readiness of each and every Sailor within our Navy, said Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, chief of naval personnel and director of the Navys SAAM 2012 initiative. The weekly themes will underscore varying aspects of sexual assault and the Navys efforts to raise awareness in order to eliminate this crime. The four weekly themes are: Hurts One, Affects All, Prevention is Everyones Duty, and We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Assault. Our goal is to foster a command climate in which reporting assault is embraced and encour aged while providing support to victims, said Van Buskirk. We are also demanding a strict zero tolerance policy for sexual assault and accountability of all offenders. Commands will host mandatory education sessions to raise sexual assault awareness among Sailors. Commanding offi cers can either hold a sin gle two-hour stand down or break the discussions into four 30-minute week ly sessions, according to the NAVADMIN. Scripts and videos for each weeks theme will be provided to command ing officers to help facilitate discussion through out their commands. These engagement prod ucts, in addition to talk ing points, posters and other tools, will be posted to the Navy Personnel Commands Sexual Assault and Prevention website, http://www.sapr. navy.mil, according to the NAVADMIN. Navy installations and commands around the world will be organizing activities to raise aware ness of sexual assault throughout the month. All units are encouraged to participate and promote SAAM events in addition to the two-hour stand down in April, said Van Buskirk. Collectively, we can make a difference in pre venting sexual assault by engaging all of our peo ple in a meaningful man ner to raise awareness to change behavior, said Van Buskirk. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and poli cies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readi ness, build resiliency and hone the most combateffective force in the his tory of the Department. The Department of the Navy (DoN) is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold offenders accountable. Tri-Base Job Fair For Military, FamiliesFrom 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 fortunate to have a large resource of highly skilled candidates avail able for employment opportunities within a wide range of occupa tions. The Tri-Base areas reputation for business expansion creates tre mendous competition for highly skilled workers. Camden County and Jacksonville have a signif icant resource of skilled employees from the mili tary sector. In addition to the mili tary members, there are also many opportunities for military family mem bers, reservist and retir ees with exceptional job skills that are interested in attending the fair. If you have any ques tions regarding the Tribase Job Fair, please con tact FFSC at 270-6600. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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FFSC Classes Available For Sailors, FamiliesFrom 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 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 TBD Dont accept defeat.Fight deadly childhood diseases.800-822-6344 www.stjude.orgA CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 13

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(FFAECC) and the thirty other entities whose coor dination made this event possible. The U.S. Navy gave Hu City a unique opportu nity, and her crew took full advantage. The crew gained an experience which their Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Stader, shrewdly recognized as one that few sailors ever have, and a memory which surely will last a lifetime. From Page 1Missile ExMinehunting Vehicle (RMV) and MH-60S heli copters especially config ured to tow the Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS). We are excited about the success demonstrated during our recent MCM developmental test ing, bringing us one step closer to operational integration with the fleet, said Cmdr. Gerald R. Olin, commanding offi cer of Independences Gold Crew. The crew is looking forward to the Panama Canal transit, a well deserved port visit in-route, and to bringing the ship to its homeport of San Diego for the first time. Independence is an exciting ship, and we cant wait to show it to our friends and family on the west coast. Upon arrival in San Diego, Gold Crew will begin the process of turn over with the ships Blue Crew, including a custody inspection of parts and an exchange of command. Weve worked hard to get the ship ready for this underway, and its paid off, said Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Neville, who has been stationed aboard Independence since 2010. Its a great feeling to be headed home. LCS is a fast, agile, net worked surface combat ant designed to operate in the near-shore environ ment, while capable of open-ocean tasking, and win against 21st-century coastal threats such as submarines, mines, and swarming small craft. LCS modular, focusedmission design provides combatant commanders the required warfighting capabilities and opera tional flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. For more news from USS Independence (LCS 2), visit www.navy.mil/ local/LCS2/. From Page 1Independence The Ins and Outs Of A Grenade Launcher-Photo by OS1 Travis KrauseShip Serviceman 3rd Class Phillip Carlos Oliviagalindo, of Lynwood, Calif., demonstrates his knowledge of the M203 grenade launcher during a training session aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interdiction operations and counter-piracy mission in the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet area of responsibility. healthy b a b yA P ar tnership of the March of Dimes and the V F W healthy b a b yA P ar tnership of the March of Dimes and the V F W healthy b a b yA P ar tnership of the March of Dimes and the V F W healthy b a b yA P ar tnership of the March of Dimes and the V F W A free wellness program that supports military moms before, during and after pregnancy. Created by the March of Dimes, with the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. a CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com/vfw 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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LCS3 Completes Second Round Of Builders TrialsFrom Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Com municationsThe future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) success fully completed the sec ond round of builders tri als, April 4, in preparation for the ships acceptance trials scheduled for late April. The focus of builders trials is to measure ship and system performance and identify possible construction discrep ancies prior to demon stration to the Navys Board of Inspection and Survey. The ship con ducted the first round of builders trials in October 2011. During the two-day trial, Marinette Marine Corp. conducted compre hensive tests intended to demonstrate the perfor mance of the propulsion plant, ship handling and auxiliary systems. This was a great opportunity to test and operate all our ship board systems, said LCS Program Manager Capt. John Neagley. The Navy and industry team have done a great job prepar ing the ship for builders trials. We look forward to presenting this ship to INSURV during accep tance trials. Following acceptance trials, LCS 3 is to be deliv ered to the Navy in June. LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission ship designed to defeat asym metric anti-access threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. In addition to Fort Worth, Milwaukee (LCS 5) is under construction at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard, and Coronado (LCS 4) and Jackson (LCS 6) are under construction at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. -Photo courtesy of Marinette Marine CorporationThe littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) is underway in Green Bay, Wis. Fort Worth is undergoing builder's trials at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard before delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2012. What does HOPE look like? Hope looks like Mary Tyler Moore, International Chairman, JDRFShe has type 1 diabetes, and her hope for better treatments and a cure lies in the progress of research. To learn more, call 800.533.CURE or visit jdrf.org. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 15

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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. 2012 Birdies For Charity Program Your Greater Jax Area USO is once again pleased to be participat ing in the 2012 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program. This unique, communitybased fundraising initia tive is held in conjunc tion with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 7-13, 2012. If you visit www.birdies forcharity.playerschampi onship.com, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to Greater Jax Area USO AND to become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 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. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOSaturday, April 14 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Family Dinner and Movie Night starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $3 chil dren under 10. Call 2211700 for tickets. The Armis Club of Jacksonville in conjunc tion with the Meet-up. com and Jacksonville Public Library are host ing Family Game Day at various library branches around the city, every one is invited to learn, play, and enjoy board games and make new friends. The Beaches Regional Branch, 600 3rd St, Neptune Beach, will be held in the Community Room from 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 The Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association #290, 390 Mayport Rd., will hold a chicken fried steak dinner from 5-8 p.m. Donations $10. Take out orders welcome. Open to the public. For more information, call 246-6855. Saturday, April 21 The United Methodist Men of Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach, 400 Penman Rd., are cooking up a spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12; 3 and under eat free. Take out is available. For more information, call 2495370. PAL will host the National PAL Mentoring Day FUNFEST from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northside PAL Location (2165 W. 33rd Street). Potential mentors, men tees, and their families will enjoy free food, pony rides, games, arts and crafts, and music at the FUNFEST. The events purpose is to raise aware ness of the mentoring program and to expand the program by recruit ing new mentors and mentees. PAL will also be offering free vendor spots for community partners. For information on becoming a commu nity partner or mentor for this event, please contact Larry Major, Mentoring Coordinator, at 355-3308 x 18 or email Larry.Major@ jaxpal.com. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, will celebrate Earth Day with a volunteer beach clean up from noon-3 p.m. Help keep Florida clean and beautiful at one of the First Coasts premier state parks. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided for this event. Closed-toe shoes, gloves, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Park entrance fees waived for participants. Tell the staff at the ranger station you are here to volunteer for Earth Day and meet at pavilion number one. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks. org. The Armis Club of Jacksonville in conjunc tion with the Meet-up. com and Jacksonville Public Library are host ing Family Game Day at various library branches around the city, everyone is invited to learn, play, and enjoy board games and make new friends. The Webb Wesconnett Regional Branch Conference Room B, 6887 103rd St, will be held in the Community Room from 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit Beaches Habitat. Call 221-1700 to donate items. Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Rd., will hold its 11th Annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This years release will take place at 3:30 p.m. (weather per mitting) and will feature a Dreamer from Dreams Come True helping release the butterflies. Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 16 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com CNO Talks Future; SAAM Policies Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport April 3 to view current MILCON projects and meet with local and state represen tatives and talk Sexual Assualt Awareness with Mayport leadership. Greenert spoke with officers 0-4 and above on Aprils Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the strong stance the Navy is taking to combat the issue. Following the visit, Greenert and Crenshaw attended a lunch meeting at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association to dis cuss defense issues and the future of the Navy. Mayport is a hub and a strategic area for the Navy. Its a southern command that is very important to us. Look how fast you can get out to sea from here, said Greenert. Jacksonville is the center of excellence for maritime patrol. Crenshaw explained that there are plans in the works to increase naval fortitude in and around the city of Jacksonville. I think its important to recognize the Navy just built a hangar for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Its the largest hangar the Navy has ever construct ed, said Crenshaw. That hangar is where all the P-8As on the East Coast -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw and the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport Base Public Works Officer Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez review future plans of expanding the fleet at NAVSTA Mayport. During the site visit, Greenert met with the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association to discuss defense issues and the future of the Navy. See CNOs blog comments on SAAM, Page 2.See CNO, Page 8 -Photo by MC2Gary Granger Jr.The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) pulls out of Naval Station Mayport as the ship begins transit to her homeport of San Diego. Sailors from Independences Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Squadron, Detachment 1 are underway for the ships maiden voyage to San Diego after successfully completing testing on the MCM mission package.Independence Departs For Homeport Of San Diego -Photo courtesy of USS Hu CityUSS Hu City (CG 66) fires a missile during the first live SM-2 Missile Ex held in 10 years.Hu City Goes Hot With Live Missile ExFrom USS Hu City Public AffairsOn her recent Group Sail with Carrier Strike Group Eight, USS Hu City (CG 66) broke the barrier after 10 years and fired a live SM-2 missile during work-ups for deployment. It was an awesome training opportunity, exclaimed Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Joshua Foux. Simulated battle exercises simply dont measure up to firing a real SM-2. Hu City and several DDGs from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group performed the Missile Exercise. While in the Virginia Capes Operating Area, the ships encountered drones simulating aircraft launched missile threats. Using their AEGIS weapons systems, Hu City, Farragut, Laboon, Oscar Austin, and Jason Dunham successfully detected, tracked, engaged, and destroyed those drones in two separate events. The success of the Missile-Ex is the result of several hours, days, weeks and even months of preparation. The tactical and technical expertise of all involved was perfect...and its great to see such a flawless, positive outcome to validate all the hard work, claimed Operations Specialist Senior Chief (SW) Timothy Mollock. Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Stephen Cole, the Sailor who launched the SM-2 from Hu City called it an exhilarating experience and added that [he] couldnt stop smiling that day. Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, the commander of Carrier Strike Group Eight, said he enjoyed a front-row view from Hu Citys CIC. This is an absolute success, he stated. And I couldnt be happier for and prouder of Hu City to do this on top of her excellent Board of Inspection and Survey results from a few weeks before. I am extremely proud of the technicians and the watchstanders, said Lt. David Alverson, the Systems Test Officer on Hu City. The success of this Missile Ex makes evident all the hard work and extra hours these sailors have put in for the past year. I also want to thank the Fleet Forces Atlantic Exercise Coordination Center Armed Forces Volleyball Games Underway -Photo courtesy of MWRU.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lucy Love bumps the ball as her partner, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Heidi Miller, waits for a return from U.S. Navy Lt. Ashley Musser and U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Mary Arvidson. The teams are practicing for the Armed Forces Beach Volleyball tournament currently underway at NS Mayport at the sand courts behind Beachside Community Center. Finals will be held April 14 starting at 10 a.m. with the womens consolation match and the mens consolation match at 11 a.m. The championship match will be 12:30 p.m. for women and 2 p.m. for men. For more information, call 270-5451/2. By USS Independence (LCS 2) Public AffairsThe littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Naval Station Mayport April 9, embark ing on the ships maiden voyage to her homeport of San Diego. The transit, led by the ships Gold Crew, marks the successful comple tion of testing the ability of the ships Mine Countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines in a tactical envi ronment. 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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.With just nine weeks remaining in the school year, fewer for those seniors, does your child need help getting over the end-of-the year hump? Tutor.com offers help with homework, study ing, and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elementary math to physics. All military dependent students (of active duty military) worldwide can use the program, regardless of where they attend school. If he has become bogged down in a par ticular course and noth ing you provide seems to help, try Tutor.com. Navy service members and their families now have FREE, unlimited access to online tutoring from Tutor.com. Expert tutors help students of all ages from K-12 to college to adult learners one-to-one in math, science, social studies and English, as well as with resume writing, and interview preparation. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever a student needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom and work one-to-one in math, science, social stud ies, and English until the problem is solved. All tutors are screened, cer tified and backgroundchecked. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. This program is pro vided by the Department of Defense. Authorized patrons include U.S. active duty military ser vice members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard person nel on active duty in a deployed status, and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their depen dents. To access the program, login to Navy Knowledge Online account and click on the REFERENCE tab. Look for the Tutor. com box in the right col umn, and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor. Authorized users will then follow instructions on the Web site for password and login information. It is also about this time that the pressure to get high marks on exams kicks in. Students who get nervous before a test should be encouraged to try the following tips and strategies for keeping anxiety down and energy up for the next big exam. Dont cram: Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave your child exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying is more effec tive if done in small doses over several days. Make up practice questions or take prac tice tests: Knowing the format and style of a test can reduce anxiety. Encourage students to always ask their teachers about how the test will be formatted. Studying is so much more effec tive when you know what types of questions youll be answering. Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep con tributes heavily to anxiety. Be sure your child goes to bed on time the night before an exam. Eat a healthy break fast: Blood sugar is at its lowest in the morning. In order to think and prob lem-solve effectively, stu dents need to refuel. But a good breakfast for one child is not the same for another. Figure out what works best for you child. Read through the exam to budget time: By looking over the test, your child can avoid any unexpected surprises (and anxiety). Previewing also insures finishing in the allotted time. Read all directions: Some students are so anxious to get the test over with that they fail to read the directions. Jot notes: Jotting down brief notes right away can help your child feel less anxious about forgetting important facts or key information. Some stu dents write important formulas or critical dates in the margin as soon as they receive their test papers. Answer easy questions first: Getting the easier questions out of the way builds self-confidence and allows your child the time to focus more clearly on the harder questions. Organize thoughts before writing: Students who organize their writ ing responses before they start writing typically score higher. Having a plan or even a short out line insures a well-struc tured response which hits all the main points. Think positively: Negative thoughts during a test (e.g., Im going to fail) can not only destroy your childs confidence, but also take up valuable time which should be used to concentrate on the test! Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxi ety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. So hopefully a combination of tutoring through Tutor.com and these test tips will help your child achieve success and readily pro mote to the next grade. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, want a copy of the Un/Underfunded Mandates for Duval Schools, or have con cerns about an edu cational issue impact ing 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]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. Just Nine Weeks Remain In The School YearJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingI began writing this article on the 4th of April, the 44th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrs assassi nation. Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee, trying to bring some peace ful resolutions to an ongoing sanitation strike that had led to rioting and looting in the streets of Memphis. One of my most memorable classes in seminary was a class that focused on Dr. King and his work in the Civil Rights Movement by using nonviolent means to change the hearts and minds of people. What impressed me the most was that he practiced what he preached. His life and the lives of his wife and children were threat ened on a regular basis; his home bombed; he was put in jail on several occasions. He was also stabbed by a deranged woman in an earlier assassination attempt, the knife missing his heart only by millimeters. Time after time his reaction was to forgive and continue on with a non-violent approach. In his biography, the writer talks about how Dr. King, in the last months of his life, had become more and more weary, and that all of the threats upon his life were really beginning to take a toll How Are You Being Of Service To Others?Lt. Karen Rector Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSHello shipmates, The Secretary of the Navy recently announced our st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which pulls together a set of objectives, policies and programs, new and exist ing, to maximize personal and family readiness. Id like to cover one of the five areas in the initiative: readiness. More specifically, its a readiness problem that has grown at an alarming rate, and we have not been able to turn around sexual assault. Folks, weve got to face the factssexual assault is an attack on a Sailor. On average, these attacks take place every day. Yes, every day. These attacks include blue on blue Sailor on Sailorthink about that. Weve had a former com manding officer go to jail for ten years because he raped one of his Sailors and we have had junior officers and chiefs, who have also been charged and convicted of sexual assault. We have ship mates committing crimes against shipmates, and we all have to do something about it. This is my problem and this is your problem. Sexual assault is unac ceptable and its roots need to stop at all levels; I cant tolerate it and you shouldnt either. 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. It is important that we support sexual assault victims and hold offend ers accountable. But what we really need to do is prevent sexual assault before it occurs. Some call this getting to the left of the event. This means taking a hard look at command climate, and I need your help in this regard. We need to watch our humor, our language and ensure its appropri ate for the work place. We need to prevent the abuse of alcohol, which is a primary contributor to sexual assaults. We need to promote responsibil ity for ourselves and each other. Sexual assault is not just happening at some commands, it is happen ing at your command. We need to commit, as a Navy, to not accept this crime at our commands and get rid of the myth that its just part of life. It is not. Its about changing attitudes. It is about leader ship at every level getting engaged. Its about creat ing a safe environment of dignity and respect for our shipmates. Its about declaring and commit ting that we wont toler ate this in our Navy. And it is especially about by stander intervention, stepping in when you see one of our shipmates threatening another. We stand to gain confidence and trust in a Navy that cares about all of its Sailors. In short, everyone needs to do something about it! In the coming weeks you will hear from your leadership on the prevention of sexual assault as we renew our emphasis Navy wide on this important issue. Lets face it together, there is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and I know we can resolve this with your effort and focus. Rear To read more blog entries by Greenert, go to http://cno.navylive.dod live.mil/ CNOCNO Greenert: We Have A Problemon both his physical and mental health. In fact, even though he died at the age of 39, the doctor who performed his autopsy said his heart was that of a 60-year-old man. Yet, he pressed on day after day. On April 3, one day before his assassination, he spoke at the Memphis Masonic Temple. In his speech he used excerpts from a sermon he had preached just a few weeks before. It was a sermon entitled The Drum Major Instinct, and focused on how human beings are, as he called them, Joiners. We are quick to pick a side, and we so easily buy into things. Some join to gain prestige, fame, and fortune, while some join just to belong. Many would say he had a premonition that his death was near. Dr. King had recently told his wife that he didnt want a long funeral and that whoever spoke should keep it short. He didnt want anyone to mention his Nobel Peace Prize or his other awards. He simply wanted to be remem bered as a man who tried to give his life in service to others, just as his Savior had done. Even after 44 years Dr. Kings words can and should speak to us and move us to action. Each of us has a choice to make. In the words of Dr. King, everyone Must decide whether he will walk in the light of cre ative altruism or the darkness of destructive self ishness. This is the judg ment. Lifes most persis tent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? 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CNO Greenert Speaker At Midway CelebrationFrom Navy League Mayport The Navy League of Mayport is host ing the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner, which will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village. Guest speaker Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert; Veterans of the Battle of Midway, several widows of Midway Veterans, and Veterans of all branches of the military have been invited to attend this years dinner. Also invited are Medal of Honor recipients and former prisoners of war in our area who have hero ically answered the call of duty. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $60. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Reserved seating. Make checks payable to NAVY LEAGUE MIDWAY DINNER Tickets may be purchased from: Navy League Mayport, Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118. Email: bpricex4@comcast.net Navy League St Augustine, Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814. Email: anuday00@aol.comMilitary Education Conference In AprilFrom FL-ACMEThe Florida Advisory Council for Military Education (FL-ACME) will be hosting their annual conference/meet ing in St. Augustine, April 25-27 at the Casa Monica hotel. FL-ACME is an edu cational organization comprised of public and private higher educa tion institutions working together to provide infor mation and better serve the military educational community. All Education Service Officers (ESOs) are encouraged to attend for professional develop ment. The hotel is offering a per diem rate for Active Duty personnel and ESOs at $95.00 per night; on a first come, first serve basis. The FL-ACME offers an annual scholar ship for Active Duty ser vice members, National Guardsmen, and Reservists. Military spouses are also eligible for a sec ond award as long as the service member was stationed in the state of Florida during the appli cation award year. Applicants are reviewed by the FL-ACME scholar ship committee and win ners are announced at the end of the awarding period. Scholarship recipients will be announced during the April meeting. For more information go to www.fla-acme.org/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 USS The Sullivans Continues Port Visits, Training During Deployment -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzEnsign Thomas Schwander supervises Sailors as they lower the flight deck nets in preparation for helicopter smash and crash damage control drills.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzDamage controlmen in hot suits conduct charlie checks, looking for hotspots or hang fires in the crash area during damage control drills. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSailors from USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) are thanked for their contributions after helping to paint a troubled teen center during a community relations event in Haifa, Turkey. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzCmdr. Derick Armstrong poses with a tour group from a troubled teens center in Turkey. -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSonar Technician Surface Second Class(SW) Jared Grier is at the helm with Boatswains Mate Third Class Chadwick Lambert as the lee helm during seamanship training.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzBoatswains Mate Second Class(SW) Kelly Pfaus sprays the starboard side refueling station during a fresh water wash down.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 5 -Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzCommand Master Chief(SW) Brian J. Porter cuts the Chief Petty Officer birthday cake.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzUSS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Chief Petty Officers Mess poses for a picture after celebrating the 119th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzChief Damage Controlman(SW) mentors his Damage Control Assistant, Lt.j.g. Andrew Marsh, after a rescue and assistance drill.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzShips Serviceman 3rd Class(SW) David Jackson, left, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class(SW) Gina Robles stand the low visibility detail and look out for contacts as USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) navigates through thick fog. ENS Lauren RainesLine handlers on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) assist the ship as she moors to a pier.-Photo by Ensign Aaron SchwarzSailors from the rescue and assistance response team start a P-100 firefighting water pump to put out a fire during rescue and assistance drills.

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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 unaccompanied 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. 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. Signup 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. Signup 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. Signup deadline April 16. Cost $5 April 21: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. 10 p.m. Live at Castaways. FREE. 2707205 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 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 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. LIBERTYThe 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. 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. 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. 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 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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ATG Conquers Gate ATG Mayport PAOThe Gate River Run, the national champi onship and the largest 15-kilometer race in the United States, was held in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday March 10. Nine members of Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport including ATG Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Roy Love partici pated in the 35th Annual Gate River Run on March 10. Senior Chief Lonsdale of ATG Mayport has been a part of the 15-kilome ter race for the last three years. I love running and the Gate River Run is a Tradition for me, he said. Around 16,350 run ners and walkers finished the 9.3-mile trek around Jacksonville with approximately 40 professional runners that competed for 82,000 dollars worth of prize money and the title of national champion. Along with the pros, there were also participants that were running their first ever 15K. Lt.j.g. Lauren Griebel of ATG Mayport completed a milestone with Gate with her longest run to date. I cannot believe how many runners there were, and I had a lot of fun, she said. The Gate River Run is a formidable challenge for anyone and all those who want to finish have to get across the daunting Hart Bridge in order to earn that finishers medal, but even if your legs begin to tire there are thousands of others around you to bring you to the finish line. With the race behind us now we all share our stories of triumph and pain and look forward to next year. -Photo courtesy of ATG MayportMembers of ATG Mayport gather and hold up medals they received after completing the annual 15k Gate River Run. Working together for stronger, healthier babies marchofdimes.com a CFC participant Provided as a public service Women Volleyball Winners -Photo courtesy of MWRLady Aces Take First in the Womens Volleyball with a 10 win 2 loss record for the season. Kids Learn Water Safety At Mayport PoolMWRAs the temperature rises, kids atten tion turns toward hitting the water. Make sure they have all the information they need about water safety with Youth Swim Lessons at Mayport Pool. Swim lessons are starting at the Mayport Pool on June 11. Classes run Monday-Thursday (excluding July 4) from 8-10 a.m. for youth swim lessons and last 45 minutes (parent and child classes are 30 minutes). Each session lasts two weeks. Registration for each session is held the Friday and Saturday prior to the start of each session from 8-10 a.m. at the Pool. Classes are available from ages 6 months to 5 years. Introductory classes teach children about feeling comfortable in the water, exiting and entering the water safely and establishing an expectation of adult supervision near the pool. Later classes teach kids about combin ing arm and leg movements in the water, buoyancy and basic swimming skills. Classes are $40 per child or $35 if the child is enrolled in Mayports Youth Summer Camp program. Lap swim is Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.1 p.m. Recreational swim for weekends only begins May 12 from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Full Recreational swim begins June 8. Times are Sunday-Friday 1-6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mayport Beach Lifeguards will also be on duty on the beach at that time from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mayport pool is also available for pri vate pool parties seven days a week. Parties may start as early as 6:30 p.m. and no later than 10 p.m. and may run as late as 1:30 p.m. Parties are $60 per hour for up to 25 people. There is an addi tional $30 per hour fee for increments over 25 people. Game masters can also be provided to provide games and prizes for $30 per hours. Party reservations must be made in person during normal pool hours and full payment is due at time of registra tion, cash or check only. For more information on the pool, please call the Aquatics Office at (904) 270-5101. -Photo courtesy of MWRRegistration is open for MWRs swim program at the Mayport Pool. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 7

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are going to be head quartered. Its a sophisticated aircraft. So clearly I think Northeast Florida is quickly becoming a cen ter of excellence, not only for naval aircraft, but for the Navy in general. Greenert spoke of the Navys expansion plans in areas other than Jacksonville. Greenert also expressed the importance of certain oversea locations and the benefits that they would offer to our global defense capa bilities. We want to move four destroyers (DDG) to Rota, Spain. What that will give us is four DDGs in the Mediterranean for ballis tic-missile defense, said Greenert. Rota (Spain), Sigonella (Italy), Naples (Italy), Suda Bay (Greece), the Suez Canal (Egypt), Djibouti and Bahrain all have big parts to play in the Navys future. Greenert expressed his thanks to the people of Jacksonville. He wanted to make sure they knew how much the Navy appreciates their support. I want to thank Jacksonville for taking care of our Sailors and families. This is a great place to be stationed and it is very popular; thank you, expressed Greenert.Technical, Legal Experts Discuss Role Of Unmanned Maritime VesselsU.S. Naval War College Public AffairsMore than two dozen technical and legal experts met March 20 and 21 to examine and discuss legal issues regarding the use of unmanned systems in a maritime environ ment at the Unmanned Maritime System Legal Workshop hosted by the U.S. Naval War College (NWC). This is the first time technical, unmanned maritime systems and international legal experts came together to dis cuss the role of these systems, said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Andrew Norris, a member of NWCs International Law Department and the coordinator for the workshop. Unmanned mari time systems are vessels designed to operate onor-underwater without a human operator onboard, similar to drone aircraft. But according to Norris, there are questions about how they should be classified within maritime and armed conflict laws. First and foremost, whats the status of these things, said Norris. Are they vessels? Are they warships? Are they tor pedoes? How should unmanned maritime sys tems be classified under the law? That answer really drives a lot of the other issues. During the first day of the conference, invited participants discussed four main issues of unmanned maritime ves sels: the status of various types of unmanned ves sels, maritime rules of the road, maritime zone issues and law of armed conflict issues. The importance of classifying what kind of object these unmanned systems was evident it the first days discussion. There are international rules that control how and when, for example, a submersible vessel can oper ate in another nations territorial sea, Norris said. So what laws apply for unmanned systems? But for a fleet com mander in a combat situation, the more important question about how these things can be used in sea warfare and comply with the law of armed conflict was discussed. There were discus sions about what level of autonomous decisionmaking you have in a system like this, Norris said. If the decision to fire a weapon is based on an algorithm thats implant ed in it, then how can a fleet commander use that asset and still comply with some of the law of war principles? The experts examined a scenario on the second day of the con ference. During the sce nario, unmanned ves sels were being used in an innocuous role, such as surveillance. The sce nario evolved to where unmanned vessels were employed in a combat role. The findings of the two day conference will be published later this summer. However, Norris cautions that the intent of the conference was not to come to any legal ruling on the unmanned maritime vessels but help guide the discussions that legal advisors will have on their roles and missions. From Page 1CNO The Whiskey Delta BBC Scholarship Deadline ExtendedFrom Balfour Beatty Communities FoundationThe Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring military per sonnel active, disabled and fallen and their families,has extended the application deadline for its academic scholar ship program to May 15. High school and under graduate students resid ing in Balfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport are eli gible. One of the Foundations primary goals is to pro mote the pursuit of edu cation and a commitment to community leadership through academic schol arships for the children of active duty service mem bers that live in Balfour Beatty Communities family housing. With this extension, the Foundation hopes to ensure wide spread awareness and participation in this important program. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 aca demic year are available online at http://www. bbcommunitiesfounda tion.org/scholarships. aspx Completed applications should be sent via mail to the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation at 10 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073, attention Sharon Marcone.Shred Personal Papers With BBCFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities is teaming up with the Shredding Source, Inc. to offer residents of Naval Station Mayport and the surrounding area the opportunity to shred all of their unwanted personal documents at the Ribault Bay Community Center from noon-3 p.m. on April 19. With the threat of identity theft coming largely from paper documents it is a good idea to shred all docu ments that are no longer needed, especially those that contain your personal information. This free event is open to the public and participants can bring up to 50 boxes of items to shred. A mobile shred truck will be located in the parking lot of the community center, 1201 Assisi Lane in the off base housing community. The paper collected from the event will be compressed and securely transported to the paper mill. The recycled material is placed into tanks of hot water and bleached to break it down into pulp. From this pulp state, paper towels and toilet paper are created. Some items that are suggested for shredding are: credit card statements, old checks, IRS tax returns and anything a thief could use to steal your identity. Unacceptable items are: cardboard, hard copy books, dry or wet trash, plastics or metals, hazardous materials and prescription bottles. For complete guidelines for shredding and keeping personal documents, go to www.facebook.com/may porthomes and click on the events tab. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Vicksburg Wraps Up Visit To GreeceEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Piraeus, Greece, March 31, fol lowing a scheduled three-day port visit. While in Piraeus, Sailors from Enterprise and Vicksburg enjoyed liberty ashore, took tours of the major historical sites of Athens coordinated by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and took some time to sample the local cuisine and do some shopping. Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Sailors and Marines also participated in several community rela tions (COMREL) projects, ranging from a basketball tourna ment with the Hellenic Naval Academy basketball team to visits to SOS Village, a home for underprivileged children, and a local medical clinic. Vicksburg donated approxi mately 1,500 medical items to the clinic, ranging from adhe sive bandages to cold wraps and other supplies, which Sailors and Marines then sorted through and packed into boxes, while others cleared space for more donations. Its important for our Sailors to participate in COMRELs because it gives them a chance to really experience the local culture, not just from the per spective of a tourist, but to see the real lives of the people of that country, said Lt. Cmdr. Henry Holcombe, a chaplain aboard Enterprise. Enterprise personnel also played in a basketball tour nament at the Hellenic Naval Academy, and visited SOS Village, a place for underprivi leged children, to help clean up, do some landscaping, and sort donated items for distribution. When out and off the ship, it feels good to be able to give back to a community other than my own, said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Sarah Coleman. Many of those not partici pating in the COMRELs took advantage of a slate of trips arranged by MWR. MWR tours allowed Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Sailors and Marines to visit histori cal sites around Greece. One tour took service members to Mount Parnassus, home of the Sanctuary of Apollo and Omphalos, believed by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. Another tour brought Sailors to Corinth, home to the fountain of Pirene and the Bema. Other tours took Sailors to Cape Sounion, near the Aegean Sea and home to the Temple of Poseidon. Most of the primary tours allowed ser vice members to experience the rich, cultural heritage of the city of Athens, named for the goddess Athena. Tour routes took Sailors to the Parthenon, the Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, the Theater of Herod Atticus, and the Theater of Dionysus. I chaperoned a tour that went around the historical sites of Athens, and I would volun teer to do it again, said Chief Electricians Mate Bruscha Williams. All the young Sailors aboard should take time to go on a tour because its a great way to learn about the local culture, and maybe see some things they wouldnt come across if they were out exploring on their own. Sailors and Marines also led tours aboard Enterprise for over 700 Hellenic military personnel (fire, police, and Embassy staff) and local residents. Tour routes allowed visitors a glimpse into life aboard the carrier while Sailors demonstrated the capabilities of various air craft and equipment. Enterprise and Vicksburg departed Piraeus to continue supporting maritime security operations and theater secu rity cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Daniel J. MeshelThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) participate in an replenishment at sea. Enterprise, Vicksburg, and Supply deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCapt. Logan Jones, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), takes a pie to the face from Senior Chief Fire Controlman Gregory Maxwell during a fundraising raffle aboard Vicksburg. The raffle benefited the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 9

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USS Roosevelt CCAT Are Relentless USS Roosevelt Public AffairsIn 2010, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) initiated a pilot program in an effort to improve the service life of in-service ships. The program was, and remains, a means to battle not against pirates or ter rorist, but against corro sion. The program was given the title, CCAT for Corrosion Control Assistance Team and the Roosevelt Deck Division, with the added assistance of select Sailors from all divisions on Roosevelt, have used the assistance provided through the program and made it one of their own. Every day Chief Boatswains Mate and his crew work tirelessly to ensure that Roosevelt looks as good as she sails. When asked how he always has a smile on his face, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cardona said, It is a matter of pride in the ship, crew, and myself to do my best and make Roosevelt look her best. As a dedicated member of CM division, Cardona stated that he is really looking forward to the start of corrosion preven tion work on the missile deck. Although the work is accomplished by own ships force, the assistance team has provided technical expertise and special ized tools that has been able to prevent unneces sary wear and tear and corrosion. -Photo courtesy of USS RooseveltMembers of Roosevelts CCAT team taking pride in making their Ship the best looking Ship on the waterfront. Learn Your Education OptionsFlippin Burgers With FCPOA-Photo by Paige GnannChief Gunners Mate (SW) Juan Gallegos talks with a college representative during a college fair held at Naval Station Mayport on April 4 at Building 460. There are several colleges located in the building, including Central Texas College, Coastline College, Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Excelsior College, Florida State College Jacksonville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Leo University, Thomas Edison State College and University of Maryland University College.-Photo by Paige GnannMachinists Mate 1st Class Earl James of Harbor Ops flips burgers at the Naval Station Mayport First Class Petty Officers Association Burger Burn fundraiser held April 4 near the old Bank of America building. To find out how you can join FCPOA, call ET1 David Couch at 270-6148 or david.a.couch@navy.mil. Submit photos of your commands POAs to mayportmirror@comcast.net. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 11

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April Is Sex Assault Awareness MonthFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe Navy announced Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and issued guidance to focus efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual vio lence through the use of special events and com mand-level education in NAVADMIN 106/12, released March 28. The Department of Defenses SAAM theme this year is, Hurts One, Affects All. Prevention of Sexual Assault is Everyones Duty. In addition to this overarching theme, the Navy will highlight comple mentary weekly themes throughout the month. Sexual assault preven tion is one key aspect of the Navys 21st Century Sailor and Marine initia tive to increase the per sonal readiness of each and every Sailor within our Navy, said Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, chief of naval personnel and director of the Navys SAAM 2012 initiative. The weekly themes will underscore varying aspects of sexual assault and the Navys efforts to raise awareness in order to eliminate this crime. The four weekly themes are: Hurts One, Affects All, Prevention is Everyones Duty, and We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Assault. Our goal is to foster a command climate in which reporting assault is embraced and encour aged while providing support to victims, said Van Buskirk. We are also demanding a strict zero tolerance policy for sexual assault and accountability of all offenders. Commands will host mandatory education sessions to raise sexual assault awareness among Sailors. Commanding officers can either hold a single two-hour stand down or break the discussions into four 30-minute weekly sessions, according to the NAVADMIN. Scripts and videos for each weeks theme will be provided to command ing officers to help facilitate discussion through out their commands. These engagement prod ucts, in addition to talk ing points, posters and other tools, will be posted to the Navy Personnel Commands Sexual Assault and Prevention website, http://www.sapr. navy.mil, according to the NAVADMIN. Navy installations and commands around the world will be organizing activities to raise aware ness of sexual assault throughout the month. All units are encouraged to participate and promote SAAM events in addition to the two-hour stand down in April, said Van Buskirk. Collectively, we can make a difference in pre venting sexual assault by engaging all of our peo ple in a meaningful man ner to raise awareness to change behavior, said Van Buskirk. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and poli cies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readi ness, build resiliency and hone the most combateffective force in the his tory of the Department. The Department of the Navy (DoN) is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold offenders accountable. Tri-Base Job Fair For Military, FamiliesFrom 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 fortunate to have a large resource of highly skilled candidates avail able for employment opportunities within a wide range of occupa tions. The Tri-Base areas reputation for business expansion creates tre mendous competition for highly skilled workers. Camden County and Jacksonville have a signif icant resource of skilled employees from the mili tary sector. In addition to the mili tary members, there are also many opportunities for military family mem bers, reservist and retir ees with exceptional job skills that are interested in attending the fair. If you have any ques tions regarding the Tribase Job Fair, please con tact FFSC at 270-6600. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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FFSC Classes Available For Sailors, FamiliesFrom 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 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 TBD Dont accept defeat.Fight deadly childhood diseases.800-822-6344 www.stjude.orgA CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 13

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(FFAECC) and the thirty other entities whose coordination made this event possible. The U.S. Navy gave Hu City a unique opportu nity, and her crew took full advantage. The crew gained an experience which their Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Stader, shrewdly recognized as one that few sailors ever have, and a memory which surely will last a lifetime. From Page 1Missile ExMinehunting Vehicle (RMV) and MH-60S heli copters especially config ured to tow the Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS). We are excited about the success demonstrated during our recent MCM developmental test ing, bringing us one step closer to operational integration with the fleet, said Cmdr. Gerald R. Olin, commanding offi cer of Independences Gold Crew. The crew is looking forward to the Panama Canal transit, a well deserved port visit in-route, and to bringing the ship to its homeport of San Diego for the first time. Independence is an exciting ship, and we cant wait to show it to our friends and family on the west coast. Upon arrival in San Diego, Gold Crew will begin the process of turnover with the ships Blue Crew, including a custody inspection of parts and an exchange of command. Weve worked hard to get the ship ready for this underway, and its paid off, said Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Neville, who has been stationed aboard Independence since 2010. Its a great feeling to be headed home. LCS is a fast, agile, net worked surface combat ant designed to operate in the near-shore environ ment, while capable of open-ocean tasking, and win against 21st-century coastal threats such as submarines, mines, and swarming small craft. LCS modular, focusedmission design provides combatant commanders the required warfighting capabilities and opera tional flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. For more news from USS Independence (LCS 2), visit www.navy.mil/ local/LCS2/. From Page 1Independence The Ins and Outs Of A Grenade Launcher-Photo by OS1 Travis KrauseShip Serviceman 3rd Class Phillip Carlos Oliviagalindo, of Lynwood, Calif., demonstrates his knowledge of the M203 grenade launcher during a training session aboard guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is assigned to commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interdiction operations and counter-piracy mission in the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet area of responsibility. healthy babyA Partnership of the March of Dimes and the VFW healthy babyA Partnership of the March of Dimes and the VFW healthy babyA Partnership of the March of Dimes and the VFW healthy babyA Partnership of the March of Dimes and the VFW A free wellness program that supports military moms before, during and after pregnancy. Created by the March of Dimes, with the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. a CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com/vfw 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012

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LCS3 Completes Second Round Of Builders TrialsFrom Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate CommunicationsThe future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) success fully completed the sec ond round of builders trials, April 4, in preparation for the ships acceptance trials scheduled for late April. The focus of builders trials is to measure ship and system performance and identify possible construction discrep ancies prior to demon stration to the Navys Board of Inspection and Survey. The ship con ducted the first round of builders trials in October 2011. During the two-day trial, Marinette Marine Corp. conducted comprehensive tests intended to demonstrate the perfor mance of the propulsion plant, ship handling and auxiliary systems. This was a great opportunity to test and operate all our ship board systems, said LCS Program Manager Capt. John Neagley. The Navy and industry team have done a great job prepar ing the ship for builders trials. We look forward to presenting this ship to INSURV during accep tance trials. Following acceptance trials, LCS 3 is to be delivered to the Navy in June. LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission ship designed to defeat asym metric anti-access threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. In addition to Fort Worth, Milwaukee (LCS 5) is under construction at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard, and Coronado (LCS 4) and Jackson (LCS 6) are under construction at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. -Photo courtesy of Marinette Marine CorporationThe littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) is underway in Green Bay, Wis. Fort Worth is undergoing builder's trials at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard before delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2012. What does HOPE look like? Hope looks like Mary Tyler Moore, International Chairman, JDRFShe has type 1 diabetes, and her hope for better treatments and a cure lies in the progress of research. To learn more, call 800.533.CURE or visit jdrf.org. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012 15

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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. 2012 Birdies For Charity Program Your Greater Jax Area USO is once again pleased to be participat ing in the 2012 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program. This unique, communitybased fundraising initia tive is held in conjunc tion with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 7-13, 2012. If you visit www.birdies forcharity.playerschampi onship.com, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to Greater Jax Area USO AND to become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 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. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOSaturday, April 14 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Family Dinner and Movie Night starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $3 chil dren under 10. Call 2211700 for tickets. The Armis Club of Jacksonville in conjunc tion with the Meet-up. com and Jacksonville Public Library are host ing Family Game Day at various library branches around the city, every one is invited to learn, play, and enjoy board games and make new friends. The Beaches Regional Branch, 600 3rd St, Neptune Beach, will be held in the Community Room from 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 The Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association #290, 390 Mayport Rd., will hold a chicken fried steak dinner from 5-8 p.m. Donations $10. Take out orders welcome. Open to the public. For more information, call 246-6855. Saturday, April 21 The United Methodist Men of Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach, 400 Penman Rd., are cooking up a spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12; 3 and under eat free. Take out is available. For more information, call 2495370. PAL will host the National PAL Mentoring Day FUNFEST from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northside PAL Location (2165 W. 33rd Street). Potential mentors, men tees, and their families will enjoy free food, pony rides, games, arts and crafts, and music at the FUNFEST. The events purpose is to raise awareness of the mentoring program and to expand the program by recruit ing new mentors and mentees. PAL will also be offering free vendor spots for community partners. For information on becoming a commu nity partner or mentor for this event, please contact Larry Major, Mentoring Coordinator, at 355-3308 x 18 or email Larry.Major@ jaxpal.com. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, will celebrate Earth Day with a volunteer beach clean up from noon-3 p.m. Help keep Florida clean and beautiful at one of the First Coasts premier state parks. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided for this event. Closed-toe shoes, gloves, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Park entrance fees waived for participants. Tell the staff at the ranger station you are here to volunteer for Earth Day and meet at pavilion number one. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks. org. The Armis Club of Jacksonville in conjunc tion with the Meet-up. com and Jacksonville Public Library are host ing Family Game Day at various library branches around the city, everyone is invited to learn, play, and enjoy board games and make new friends. The Webb Wesconnett Regional Branch Conference Room B, 6887 103rd St, will be held in the Community Room from 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit Beaches Habitat. Call 221-1700 to donate items. Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Rd., will hold its 11th Annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This years release will take place at 3:30 p.m. (weather per mitting) and will feature a Dreamer from Dreams Come True helping release the butterflies. Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 16 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2012