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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Navy Looks To Improve Uniform Fit For FemalesFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsNAVADMIN 154/12, released May 7, announced the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) approval to improve female uniforms, along with continuing sur veys to examine female uni form interests in the fleet. In an effort to obtain a snapshot of fleet satisfaction with female uniform design and fit among female Sailors, the Navy collected data through interviews, surveys and female focus groups at various shore installations beginning in June 2010. As a result of feedback collected during this initial evaluation, the Navy determined a larg er, fleet-wide uniform survey was needed. Additionally, the Navy identified several uniform improvements for immediate implementation, including: The female service dress coat will be changed to add backing buttons to align with the male officer and chief petty officer (CPO) service dress coat design. A binding will be added over the edge of the inner stitching of waistbands in female slacks to improve professional appearance and reduce skin chaffing. Additional stitching will be added to the bottom hem, side seams and front-facing seams of female service shirts to prevent unraveling of the hems and to improve profes sional appearance. Uniforms represent the pride and professionalism of our Sailors, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk. We strive to take care of our people and this means providing uniforms that fit properly and comfortably, are durable and of good quality, and maintain the professional appearance of our Sailors. The Navy will conduct a fleet-wide survey to gather broader feedback on addi tional uniform concerns expressed during the initial evaluation. For both officers and enlisted females, survey questions will address their level of satisfaction with ser vice dress, service and work ing uniforms and compo nents. The survey will also ask about female slacks fit and hip-to-waist ratio; the comfort of shirt collars; and preference for shirt lining, Mayport Remembers Fallen Stark Crew -Photo by MC2 Salton CebeNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief Bob White and Stark memorial coordinator Lt. Cmdr. Brian Boone talk with key personnel about last minute logistics of the USS Stark memorial ceremony scheduled for today (May 17) at the Memorial Park. This is the 25th anniversary of the attack on Stark in which 37 crew members lost their lives.From StaffA ceremony of remembrance will mark the 25th anniversary of the attack on USS Stark (FFG 31) that cost 37 Sailors their lives. Each year, NS Mayport hosts a memorial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr., Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi mis siles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decom missioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed sponsorship for the memorial service. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will fea ture accounts of some of the events that occurred following Change Of CommandsDunn CO At HSL-46Ehlers New CO Of RGBFrom HSL-46Cmdr. Michael L. Burd was relieved by Cmdr. James P. Dunn III as Commanding Officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Four Six on May 10, 2012. Burd reported to HSL-46 as executive officer in October 2009 and assumed command of the Grandmasters in February 2011. His 15-month tenure as commanding officer was highly suc cessful, highlighted by the execution of more than 7,500 mishap-free flight hours, the operational deployment of five combat-ready LAMPS detach ments, and leading the Navys first expeditionary-to-expeditionary transi tion from the SH-60B to the MH-60R. Burd hails from Munfordville, Kentucky and is a 1993 gradu ate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Designated a Naval Aviator in November 1995, his first operational tour was with HSL42 where he completed two success -USS Robert G. Bradley PAOCmdr. Peter Ehlers relieved Cmdr. Darryl Brown as Commanding Officer of USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) on May 11 on the flight deck of the ship. It was a beautiful Friday morning at Naval Station Mayport and was shared by many family, friends and members of the crew. Captain Campbell, Deputy Commodore of DESRON 14, was the guest speaker for the event. A native of South Carolina, Brown enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years; following his enlistment, he attend ed the University of South Carolina, where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995. In 2006, Brown earned a Masters of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Brown assumed command of USS Robert G. Bradley November 5, 2010. Prior to reporting to USS Robert G. Bradley, Brown served on the staff of United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Joint Center See Stark, Page 15 See Uniform, Page 12 -FC2(SW) Robert LeonardCmdr. James P. Dunn III shakes hands with Cmdr. Michael L. Burd after taking com mand of HSL-46 during a change of command ceremony at the squadron hangar on May 10.-Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Peter Ehlers addresses guest and crew during after taking command of USS Robert G. Bradley during a change of command ceremony on May 11 on board the ship. Also pictured is Capt. Bill Campbell, Deputy Commodore DESRON 14, and out going Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Darryl Brown. Traffic on Moale Avenue and Main Street will be temporarily re-routed from 9:50-11:30 a.m., along with the enforcement of quiet hours during that time in respect of the ceremony.See HSL-46, Page 15 See RGB, Page 16

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Today in a solemn and dignified ceremony, we honored our 37 fallen Shipmates, who were killed 25 years ago onboard the guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31). On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, two Exocet missiles were fired from an Iraqi fighter and sub sequently struck USS Stark. Despite the severe impact and fire damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark subsequently returned to service and was later decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. Several members of the 1987 crew, and families of the fallen STARK crewmembers attended todays service. A well deserved special thanks to Lt. Cmdr. Brian Boone, Lt. Karen Thomas and their team for coordinating this observance. We will never forget the sacrifice of our Stark shipmates. A fantastic scene was witnessed by Team Mayport last week as we hosted the Colombian Tall Sailing Ship ARC GLORIA. ARC Gloria is the flagship for the Columbian Navy and they entered our basin with Old School style by manning all three masts and yardarms, singing traditional songs and rendering an 11 gun salute to their host ship USS ROOSEVELT. It was a true pleasure to have them here, and thanks to every one who had a hand in orchestrating the visit. Of course a huge Navy Bravo Zulu to the Captain and crew of the ARC GLORIA who hosted numerous tours, lunch and a VIP reception for local dig nitaries. On the tip of the spear, USS Underwood (FFG 36) rescued six Peruvian fishermen drifting in a disabled vessel off the coast of Peru, May 10. The fishermen were isolated at sea for ten days after developing mechanical prob lems with their vessel. They were unable to radio for help after their 12-volt bat teries died. They signaled Underwood as the ship passed by, and Underwood Sailors subsequently provided the fisher man with food and water and stood by until the Peruvian Coast Guard arrived. What an outstanding way to begin a deployment, helping fellow mariners. A true Global Force For Good Well Done CAPT Mirasola and the entire crew! Last week we recognized our mili tary spouses during Military Spouse Appreciation Day and certainly we need to thank them each day for all they do to keep the home fires burning. They pay the bills, fix cars, help the kids with science projects, the list goes on and on. They sacrifice while supporting our men and women in uniform across the globe. It isnt easy duty, and I want to thank all of our spouses for making a difference at home and to the careers of their loved ones in uniform. Without them, no mission or assignment would be complete without the steady support at home Navy Spouses are truly THE Force Multiplier. Our MWR team has done it again, just when you think they cant outdo themselves...they do! A huge Mayport Bravo Zulu to Lonnie Kenney, Lisa Wolfe and the entire MWR team for producing and executing Mayport Music fest 2012, an awesome concert featuring Fuel, Switchfoot, and XO Pat Picards friend Natalie Stovall. I know there was a lot of planning and logistics involved, and once again you all made it look seamless. K2 Can Poison, Even Kill You A new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians confirms what the Pentagon, Drug Enforcement Administration and medi cal officials have been telling us since 2009: Spice, K2 and other synthetic can nabinoids are bad for your health and could in fact, kill you. Medical research published May 8, showed that during a nine-month period in 2010, the National Poison Data System received 1,898 reports of poisonings fol lowing synthetic cannabis inhalation. The most commonly reported effect was irregular heartbeat, with at least one user dying of cardiac arrest. Other patients experienced seizures, including two cases of status epilepticus a prolonged seizure state that can cause brain dam age and death. Other effects reported to poison control centers include agitation, vomiting, confusion and hallucinations. This stuff is bad new all around. Zero tolerance means just that... Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSOn Monday, April 30, I hosted a group of area Duval County Public School principals at a Principals Military Education Resources Showcase. Installation organizations which serve military families and their children joined me to present their programs to this group. For the past two years, I have received calls from principals, school coun selors, child psycholo gists, and social workers asking for help. They would share with me what had been provided via the school system to assist a military child, but would ask what more was available on the base. So I decided the best way to address this problem was to host a showcase of resources available not only for the children, but also for the entire family. Organizations were given three minutes to share with the entire group how they interact and help the families. The principals then asked questions about the entire range of services these organizations can pro vide. The showcase was a hit! I heard over and over again, I didnt know that service was available. I will certainly use this in the future. With the eco nomic crunch the schools are in, I am definitely going to tell my counselors about the counsel ing available at Fleet and Family. However the most encouraging com ment came from Nan Worsowicz, Supervisor of School Counselors. She said, I learned so much today, and now I want you to put together 50 packets of materials for this years new counselors. I, of course, agreed. Organizations which participated included the following: Service Center (FFSC): EFMP, Deployment Support, Information and Referral (I & R) Life Skills Education, Child Advocacy, Counseling, Ombudsman Support; Consultant (MFLC); Relief;and Youth Programs: School Liaison Officer (SLO) program, Youth Activity Center, Youth Sponsorship, Curriculum and Integration Specialist, CDC, CDH, and Youth Sports. After my brief on the SLO program, I provided information on the col laboration between NS Mayport and our housing office with Duvals School Choice Office in creating a workaround for families who want to participate in Duvals Magnet Lottery. Prior to this effort, fami lies who had not been officially assigned a hous ing address were not able to put in a magnet appli cation as part of the lot tery process. The lottery process requires a street address for participa tion. Working with CO Douglas Cochrane and Gail Washburn Housing Director, Duval Schools agreed to use a specific base address for those individuals who are assured housing on the base. Mayport families are no longer automati cally eliminated from the magnet lottery. Following the hous ing update, I shared two excellent tutoring sites for students. The Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) is a free source for military and civilian children, which assists with upgrading reading and math skills for each state. Students create a logon to include their grade level and indicate the nearest Navy base which connects them to the specific curriculum frameworks for that state. After taking a benchmark test, the students receive help on those skills in which they are deficient. Tutor.com is a true tutor ing website which is also free but is only for active duty and dependents. This site operates 24/7 to help with problems in any course grades K through college. If your base organiza tion would like to host a showcase with these orga nizations to better inform your families about avail able resources, please contact me. Judy Cromartie can be reached at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or at 270-6289 X1305 [office] or 219-3894 [cell]. SLO Hosts Duval Area School PrincipalsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingI have been reading various articles online recently in regard to the wonders and function of the human brain and spirituality. The articles have been very fascinat ing and I think shed light on how we, as individu al human beings, have been created by God as marvelous persons. We all know that the brain is very complex and capable of great things. This has led credible scientists and researchers to ask the question: So what hap pens in our brain or what goes on in our brain when we are engaged in aspects of spirituality? Over the last few years scientists have speculated whether or not the human brain has a God Spot or one distinct area of the brain responsible for spir ituality. In an article post ed online, April 21, 2012, by Daily Mail Reporter, it was reported that scien tific researchers from the University of Missouri completed research that indicates spirituality is a complex phenomenon and that multiple areas of the brain are responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences. Dr. Johnstone, Professor of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions, comments that certain parts of the brain play more predomi nant roles, but they all work together to facili tate individuals spiritual experiences. Johnstone studied 20 people who had sus tained traumatic brain injuries affecting the right parietal lobe, the area of the brain situated a few inches above the right ear and found that par ticipants with more sig nificant injury showed an increased feeling of close ness to a higher power. What is the significance of this finding? This find ing further confirmed the earlier work of neuropsy chology researchers who have consistently shown that impairment on the right side of the brain decreases ones focus on self. Johnstone draws the conclusion, Since our research shows that peo ple with this impairment are more spiritual, this suggests spiritual expe riences are associated with a decreased focus on self. This is consis tent with many religious texts. This does remind Christians of the words of John the Baptist in the Gospel of John 3:30 where he says, I must decrease and He (Jesus) must increase. The Bible is also full of references where the faithful are called to put others ahead of self. Johnstone also stud ied Buddhist meditators and Franciscan nuns with normal brain func tion and discovered that people can learn to mini mize the functioning of the right brain in order to increase their spiritual ity during meditation and prayer. Johnstone says it is like playing the piano, the more you train your brain, the more the brain becomes predisposed to piano playing. Practice makes perfect. All very interesting. One closing thought. Neuorscientist Richard Davison, University of Wisconsin, says that his research also shows that our brain can be sculpt ed, just as you can sculpt your muscles at the gym. Prayer and meditation can reshape our brain and our reality when it comes to spirituality. Something to think about.The Wonders Of The Brain And SpiritualityCmdr. Steve Souders Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSBreakfast, Fish Fry At ChapelThere will be a Mens Prayer breakfast sponsored by the Protestant Men of the Chapel on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Mayport Chapel. Mayport families are invited to attend for a delicious breakfast from Panera Bread followed by video and discussion based on the book, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg. All are wel come and encouraged to attend. For further informa tion, please contact Fred Whitbread at 247-6468. ... Mayport Chapel will hold a free fish fry Sunday, May 20 at noon. Mayport service members and families are invited to join. For those who prefer, chicken will also be offered. Please call Alline at 270-5212 or e-mail alline.zwarycz@navy.mil if you have any further questions. 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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CSCS Names Sawyer As Domain Small Activity Civilian Of The Quarter Center for Surface Combat SystemsThe Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) recently announced its Domain Small Activity Civilian of the Quarter (COQ) for the first quarter of 2012. Karen Sawyer, a Training Technician for CSCS Detachment Mayport, was honored to be selected. This is a wonderful surprise, Sawyer said. This is my first CSCS award and I am honored to receive it. Sawyer has been part of the CSCS community since she came onboard in 2006. I enjoy providing the fleet ships and support organizations with the tactical and technical training needed to oper ate as a Battle Group Asset, Sawyer explained. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Silverstein, CSCS Det Mayports Officer-inCharge, nominated Sawyer for the COQ award for several reasons, which included her motivation and always going above and beyond her job requirements. I can trust Karen to handle any project down to the last detail, explained Silverstein. Whether it is with one of her primary work responsibilities as our Scheduler or as Visitor Security Coordinator monitoring all student clearances, Karen is always spot on. Karen is also raising four boys and somehow found time to finish her course work for a Bachelor of Science degree in Work force education and development. Her work ethic and dedication are qualities that we should all emulate and I am truly grateful for her efforts in making this detachment the best that we can be. As a training techni cian, Sawyer has sev eral duties. She is the command Training Scheduler and Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resources System (CeTARS) and Enterprise Naval Training Reservation System (ENTRS) Officer. Sawyer also serves as the Assistant Military Personnel, Administrative, Budget, and Personnel Security Officer, Command Pass Coordinator (CPC), Assistant Agency Program Coordinator (APC) for the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program, Approving Official (AO) for the Defense Travel System (DTS), and Command Leave Administrator (CLA). I take great pride in my work and enjoy being part of the CSCS team, Sawyer said. George Shinn, owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, once said There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others and I truly believe in his words. In addition, Karen is the first civilian to receive this award from CSCS. Winning the inaugural award of the new Civilian Recognition program, Karen has set the hall mark standard for future awardees to accomplish, said Silverstein. Officially established in September 2004, CSCS Headquarters staff oversees 14 learning sites (units and detachments) and provides maintenance and opera tions training for surface combat systems. CSCS executes 1,000 courses a year to more than 50,000 Sailors. Karen Sawyer Sailors of the Quarter-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, stand with the Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter winners Blue Jacket of the Quarter Master-at-Arms Seaman Stephanie Ferrara, Sailor of the Quarter Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Zachary Mullin and Senior Sailor of the Quarter Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Barthelemy. Not pic tured is Junior Sailor of the Quarter Electronics Technician 3rd Class Stacy Hofve. Employee of the Quarter-Photo by Bill AustinNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, middle, is joined by nominees for NS Mayport Employee of the Quarter 1st Quarter during a luncheon at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on May 1. The winner was Scott McPherson from Public Works, who was absent during the luncheon. Public Works Director Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez, far right, accepted the award on his behalf. Also pictured is Deputy Security Officer Ron Novak and Ron Kemmerer of Security, Ronald Renta of Air Ops, Tom Krygowski of MWR and MWR Director Lonnie Kenney. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 Music Fest Rocks NS MayportNS Mayport PAOBig stage, huge crowed, and the sweet sounds of music filled the eve ning air as Naval Station Mayport was treated to the likes of country music fiddle star Natalie Stovall, Fuel and Switch foot. We tried to pull in three bands that would bring people to this event, and these bands were a perfect fit, said Sandra Barrett, Administrative Assistant for MWR. Barrett added that more than 5,000 attended the show. The coordination was incredible, and we couldnt have done it without the help from several of our base departments such as fore and security, said Barrett. Several military volun teers were on hand that augmented the security force. The show kicked off as Natalie Stovall hit the stage with her signature white shiny fiddle, and from the first pull of the bow, set the tone for the acts that followed. Sailors, families and friends danced in front of the stage and cheered as she wrapped up her per formance with her rendi tion of the Charlie Daniels hit The Devil Went Down To Georgia. The energy was amazing, said Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jake Sippel, who attended the show with several friends. I have been listening to Fuel all my life and it was awesome getting to see them in person, he added. They kicked butt, and the whole con cert was really well done. From the sounds to the lights, it was an amazing show. Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman stands on the base drum as he sings during the MWR Mayport Music Fest held at Sea Otter Pavilion on board Naval Station Mayport on Saturday. Insert, Foreman and and brother Tim enjoy a moment with the crowd.-Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMore than 5,000 Sailors, friends and families attended the MWR Mayport Music Fest held at the Sea Otter Pavilion with bands, Natalie Stovall, Fuel and Switchfoot performing. Fans cheer on Fuel as the band takes the stage. Natalie Stovall rocks it out with her fiddle during her rendition of the Charlie Daniels hit, The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Fans pose with Switchfoot during a meet and greet held prior to the concert. Fuel connects with its fans during the MWR meet and greet held earlier in the day. Natalie Stovall and her band sign autographs during the session.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 5 Fans rock it out during Switchfoots performance. The band had the audience on its feet with a lightshow and hit tunes. Fuel lead singer Brett Scallions sings to the crowd. Young rockers show off their air guitar techniques during the concert. Festival-goers get ready to rock as the concert line ups begin. Stovall continues to sign autographs after her set during the music festival. Fuel keeps the crowd rocking with their new and classic hits. Families and friends enjoy the sounds of Mayport Music Festival on May 12. A young boy tries to land the ball in a cup for a prize at one of the sponsor booths. Thousands of service members, retirees, friends and families set up chairs and blankets in the grassy area at the Sea Otter Pavilion as they wait for the Music Fest to begin. Some concert-goers were lucky enough to get preferred seating thanks to a raffle held by MWR.

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Phoenix Express 2012 Begins In Souda BayCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsPhoenix Express 2012 (PE12), a multi-nation al exercise between Southern European, North African and U.S. naval forces, officially kicked off at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 7. Phoenix Express is an at-sea maritime exer cise designed to improve cooperation among par ticipating nations to help increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the seventh year for Phoenix Express, and it is one of four African regional Express series exercises that are designed to test skills obtained from participat ing in bilateral and Africa Partnership Station (APS) training in a regional maritime exercise, said Lt. Chase Ackerman, PE12 exercise planner. One of the goals of PE12 is to build communication between North African and European partners so that there is a stron ger united force in the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, the train ing provided will help enhance maritime secu rity. Exercise events dur ing PE12 will be held inport at the NMITOC and aboard the Hellenic navy training ship Aris, while the at-sea training will be conducted aboard various ships. During the in-port portion of training the focus will be on medical and maritime interdic tion operations (MIO) training at NMIOTC, while combined maritime forces located pier-side will conduct workshops in helicopter operations and safety, damage con trol and firefighting, deck seamanship, navigation, search and rescue (SAR), small boat operations and a leadership course. After in-port training is com plete, the at-sea portion of PE12 will commence in the Mediterranean Sea. At sea, ships and their Sailors will focus on maritime domain aware ness (MDA) using the Automatic Identification System (AIS), and include interaction between forc es afloat and the com bined maritime opera tions center (CMOC) ashore. Combined mari time forces will also exe cute a series of scenarios exercising force protec tion measures, MIO to include visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) and helicopter VBSS (HVBSS) SAR, replenish ment at sea and helicop ter operations. Our purpose in the NMIOTC, besides host ing the exercise, is to provide all the neces sary training, and with U.S. assistance, we can help make the command boarding teams better for their maritime inter diction operations, said Hellenic air force Lt. Col. Lampinos Lamprinakis, deputy education training director for the NMIOTC. I believe we have had a smooth start to everything and I see that everyone is ready and willing to work together. -Photo by MC1 Brian A. GoyakChief Fire Controlman Timothy Wheeler, a member of the boarding team from the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), secures a stairway during an exercise aboard the training ship Aris at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center during Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12). PE12, a multi-national maritime exer cise between Southern European, North African and U.S. Naval forces, is designed to improve cooperation among participating nations and help increase safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. -Photo by MC3 Caitlin ConroyThe guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) pulls into Souda Bay, Greece, to participate in exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12). Roosevelt Awarded Battle E USS Roosevelt Public AffairsFor the second con secutive year, the Quartermasters (QM) on board USS Roosevelt took great pride in paint ing their bridge-wings. However, this particu lar assignment required more than just the usual Navy Haze Gray as the QMs had to pull out an assortment of colors to reflect Roosevelts 2011 Commander Destroyer Squadron Fourteen (CDS 14) Battle Effectiveness award, or Battle E, that includes several com mand excellence awards. In order to be consid ered for the Battle E, Roosevelt had to demonstrate sustained superior performance, operational effectiveness, continu ous readiness, and earn a minimum of four out of five Command Excellence awards. In obtaining the Battle E, Roosevelt earned the Engineering/ Survivability Excellence Award for the 11th con secutive time, Command, Control Communications and Information Warfare Excellence Award, TYCOM Ship Safety Excellence Award, and Logistics Management Excellence Award for the 6th straight year. The ship had to be nominated by their Immediate Superior In Command (ISIC) and the competition in CDS 14 was par to none. Roosevelts outstand ing performance during COMTUEX and success ful support of national tasking during a 2011 C5F/C6F deployment that included 113 days straight at sea, directly contrib uted to Roosevelts being named the Battle E award recipient for calendar year 2011 for CDS 14. The ships bridgewing is not the only the only place that requires updating, the Battle E is awarded to any and all Sailors who served aboard Roosevelt during 2011 and assisted in the ships certification, training events and deployment. Some Sailors are now recipients two years run ning but many Sailors on board are first time recipients of such an award and will add another ribbon to their chest. Unlike per sonal awards that recog nize individual achieve ment or unit awards that recognize participation in named operations, the Battle Effectiveness award recognizes the combined efforts of the entire crew throughout the year. Roosevelt is assigned to CDS 14 and is homeport ed in Mayport, Florida. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Southern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) rescued six Peruvian fishermen drift ing in a disabled vessel off the coast of Peru, May 10. The fishermen were isolated at sea for ten days after developing mechan ical problems with their vessel. They were unable to radio for help after their 12-volt batteries died. The fishermen signaled Underwood as the ship passed by. Underwood Sailors then boarded a rigid-hulled inflat able boat (RHIB) and approached the vessel. When we got there, [we saw] it was this small, broken down fishing boat, said Gas System Turbine (Mechanical) 3rd Class (SW) Brian Stankowitz. There was a kid who was about 11 years old and he was using a manual bilge pump because they were taking on a lot of water. They were basically sink ing. After providing food and water to the fisher men, the Sailors returned to Underwood to recharge the fishermens 12-volt batteries so they would not have to rely on the manual bilge pump to keep afloat. There was a language barrier for me because I dont speak Spanish, but when we gave them food and water, I could see the thanks in their eyes, said Stankowitz. They ate all the food and drank all the water immediately and they were laughing. After resupplying the fishermen, the RHIB was kept in the water on standby to assist as nec essary until the Peruvian coast guard arrived. We were out there for about five hours and then we came back and did a crew swap so the RHIB could go back out and take care of any needs that might come up, said Engineman 2nd Class (EXW) Zachary White, who was sent to evaluate the condition of the boats outboard motor and assist with repairs if possible. We swapped in a fresh crew so we could stay by their side until they got help. White and Stankowitz expressed how good it felt to be in the RHIB, assist ing fellow mariners in a significant way. We sometimes forget the big picture of what we do when we deploy, said White. We get worn out and we get tired, but when we actually go out and help people that need help and its a matter of life or death, it opens your eyes to what were doing while were out here. Its a very, very good feeling. I think the biggest thing for me is that it was a great way to start a deployment, said Stankowitz. Were just giving and helping peo ple. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.Underwood Rescues Peruvian Fishermen -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) assist a disabled Peruvian fishing vessel in the Pacific Ocean. The fishermen were stranded at sea for ten days after their transmission failed. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. USS Underwood Arrives In Peru For UNITASSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) arrived in Callao, Peru, in preparation for UNITAS Pacific 53-12, May 12. Sailors lined the rails in their dress whites while Underwood announced her arrival with a 40mm saluting battery as it entered the channel to the port city. While in port, Underwood Sailors will engage in an opening and closing ceremony, a wreath-laying ceremony and a community rela tions event. Were setting up for a few receptions and preevent exercises to get us prepped for the big mus cle movements that are going to be happening out to sea here in a couple of days, said Lt. Dustin Schultz, Underwoods navigation officer. A wreath-laying cer emony will be held in honor of Peruvian nation al hero, Adm. Miguel Grau at the Peruvian Naval Academy. Underwood Sailors will also par ticipate in a friendly sports competition with Peruvian, Chilean, Ecuadorian and Mexican sailors. Its always nice to get off the boat and play against these other countries, said Electricians Mate 3rd Class (SW) Stephen McGiverin, who has had the opportu nity to play against South American navies in the past. Afterwards we nor mally have some time to talk to them. I like being able to do things with other navies. Underwood will remain in port several days before sailing with part ner nation navies to par ticipate in joint-naval exercises at sea. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Heather Cowell of Security helps Johnson sweep up during the renovation.-Photos by Paige GnannVolunteers from Naval Station Mayport and The Home Depot spent two days at the home of Mayport Air Ops Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Shaun Johnson (left standing) after The Home Depot awarded the Sailor $6,000 for home renovations through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Gunners Mate 1st Class Amy Hamilton of ATG Mayport edges around a window as Kim Snyder of The Home Depot rolls on a coat of paint. Volunteers install a fence around Johnsons property. From StaffDozens of volunteers from Naval Station Mayport teamed up with The Home Depot and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thursday and Friday to help one of their own. Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Shaun Johnson was awarded $6,000 for home renovata tions through the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society as part of a The Home Depot commu nity project program. With the help of the volunteers, Johnson was able to tear out old carpeting and replace it with laminate floor ing, paint walls, replace sinks and doors install a fence and add closet systems. I called Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to find someone who needed some help with their home, said Debra Egelston, assistant manager at Regency Square The Home Depot. We wanted to do something for a ser vice member. This has been a great oppor tunity working with NMCRS. Johnson was thankful for the opportunity. I think its awesome, he said. It feels good knowing that people really want to give back to the military. This shows that there are people out there that really do care.Mayport Sailor Home Reno Gets Boost From Home Depot, NMCRSGo to Homedepot.com or to The Home Depots Facebook page to vote on this project for the chance to add an additional $25,000 towards the renovation. Volunteers install new laminate flooring to replace old carpeting in Johnsons home. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 9

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The Players Championship Honors MilitaryNavy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastContinuing a PGA Tour tra dition of honoring men and women in uniform, service members were honored dur ing Military Appreciation Day at The Players Club (TPC) Sawgrass May 9. This years theme is A Tribute To Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the United States National Guard. Servicemembers lined the balconies of the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass as the ceremony began with the national anthem preformed by the 13th Army Band followed by a jet flyover from the 125th Fighter Wing of Florida Air National Guard. This is a great reminder of everything you, as service members, do for our wonder ful country, said Alvin Brown, Mayor of Jacksonville. Our military deserves a thank you everyday because of the hard work they do for our country. It was followed by remarks from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, General Craig McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and PGA Tour player and two-time Players champion Davis Love III. Thank you for the support and it means a lot for me to be here, said Gen. McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Its a magnificent experience and Jacksonville truly sup ports its veterans. God bless the USA! Davis Love III followed McKinley and expressed his admiration for the days events. Its a great honor to be here and participate in military appreciation day. To be around so many great people and for them to be doing such great things, its truly humbling. Country music star Luke Bryan helped the tournament honor local military by per forming a special concert with his most popular singles. If it was not for you guys in uniform, we couldnt have the fun we are having today, said Bryan. I love you guys and thank you so much. The music performance was the final gesture of the night by the Players Championship and local community to show sup port. Its a honor to have the privi lege to be here and it feels great to get noticed and appreciat ed, said Air-Traffic Controller Airman Adam Admill, Naval Station Mayport. I loved the opening concert and the flyover was awesome. Im thankful for everyone letting us come out and enjoy the festivities. The tournament coordina tors are providing all active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel, along with their dependents, with complimen tary admission to the tourna ment. Military Volunteers line the terrace of The Players Club Sawgrass Clubhouse while being honored during THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This years theme, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. Country music star Luke Bryan honors area military with a special concert as part of THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This years theme, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. -Photos by MC1(SW/AW) Toiete JacksonSailors march through a sea of cheering PGA Tour spectators as part of THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This year's theme, "A Tribute to America's Volunteers" in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Sailors Reminded To Get Self Service LogonFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsAll Sailors serving on active duty must obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Self-service (DS) Logon by Nov. 8, 2013, according to NAVADMIN 148/12, released May 1. DS Logon is a secure, self-service logon ID that allows beneficiaries affiliated with DoD or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) access to several websites using a single username and password, without the requirement for addition al hardware or software such as a Common Access Card reader. The number of self ser vice applications acces sible with a DS Logon is growing. Currently Sailors can access a variety of bene fits and services with a DS Logon, including Tricare Online, the VA eBenefits portal, Beneficiary Web Enrollment, myDoDben efits, and Transferability of Education Benefits. DS Logon is also a lifelong credential that never expires, and is valid for as long as there is a relation ship between the individ ual user and either DoD or the VA. More information about the benefits of DS Logon and procedures for obtaining a DS Logon can be found by visiting https://myaccess.dmdc. osd.mil/dsaccess.-Photo by MC2(SW) Robert A. Wood Sr.The Colombian Navy tall ship ARC Gloria hosts a reception for local guests while pier side at Naval Station Mayport, May 11. Mayport is the first stop on a 6-month training mission before heading to Europe and Africa. As the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, the 76-meter long, three-masted sailing ship is used to train cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy. -Photo by AW3 Darren RiceCadets of the Colombian Navy's training ship ARC Gloria mann the masts as they arrive at Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled port visit. ARC Gloria is the Colombian navys official good-will. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 11

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CNIC To PASS Pay/Personnel SupportFrom Navy Personnel Command and Navy Installations Command Public AffairsCommander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) will transfer responsibility of Pay/ Personnel Administrative Support System (PASS) to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) said Navy officials April 26. CNIC currently exe cutes PASS via Regional Commanders, the Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC), PSDs and CSDs. Navywide timeliness of payimpacting transactions has improved more than 40 percent under CNICs stewardship and custom er satisfaction is at an all time high according to CNIC officials. We share a common vision for the future, qual ity personnel service delivery that fully sup ports the 21st Century Sailor and their families. CNIC staff who provide pay and personnel sup port to our Sailors have done a remarkable job over the years in improv ing customer service and creating efficien cies in the program, said Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. William D. French. Aligning the PASS program under an end-to-end business pro cess owner, creates the opportunity for the Navy to optimize technologi cal solutions and take that service delivery to the next level. The transfer accom plishes VCNO direc tion supporting the end to end business process owner for Navys pay and personnel matters. According to a memo randum of agreement signed March 15 between the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (DCNO/ MPTE) and CNIC, align ing PASS within MPTE will streamline policy, process and execution under the DCNO/MPTE. While final details of the transfer are still being determined, officials said the projected trans fer completion date is no later than Oct. 1, 2013. Bringing PASS back under the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education umbrella is a large step forward in allowing the Navys pay and personnel policy experts to manage the process down to the end user, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk. Were looking closely at how our Sailors receive their personnel service transactions, and with this transfer, we plan to simplify the process. This will include making it eas ier and more efficient for Sailors to conduct their necessary personnel busi ness. Once the PASS program is transferred, DCNO/ MPTE BUPERS will assume responsibility for PASS operations, which includes the Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC), Personnel Support Detachments (PSDs) including PSD Afloat, Customer Service Desks (CSDs) and the sys tem used to process pay and other administrative actions. We do not expect any interruption of personnel service delivery to any of our Sailors currently ser viced by the PASS net work, said Capt. Hank Vitali, director, Personnel Service Delivery Transformation Office at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, Tennessee. The services PASS pro vides to service members and their families include military pay, educational services, reenlistments, extensions and separa tions, fleet reserve, retire ment services, and mili tary and dependent ID cards. PASS supports most shore commands, deployable ships and squad rons. PASS currently cov ers pay and personnel actions for approximately 85 percent of the Navy at more than 60 PSDs worldwide. Aircraft carriers, a select number of ships, and a few commands are not PASS-supported and maintain their own Pay and Personnel Servicing capability. NAVYshoulder stitching and yoke on service uniform shirts. The survey will also measure womens desire for more maternity outer wear options. As announced in the NAVADMIN, the Navy will also conduct an anthro pometric study to update 20-year old data on body composition relative to clothing, equipment and human interface sys tems such as body armor and flight equipment. Approximately 2,500 male and 2,500 female Sailors and officers will partici pate in this study. Additionally, over the next several months, the Navy will conduct a fit and wear evaluation of the current male offi cer and enlisted dress cover by female midship men and female enlist ed Sailors. This Navy Standard Cover initiative aims to promote unifor mity and professional appearance among our Sailors and officers, con tributing toward a climate of inclusion for all per sonnel. Approximately 1,050 female officers and Sailors will take part in the Navy Standard Cover fit and wear evaluation and feedback. Enlisted women assigned to U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command Band in Norfolk and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Band in San Diego will wear the male enlisted white hat (Dixie Cup) or male CPO combination cover while conducting ceremonies and performances dur ing the summer uniform wear period. Female mid shipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and enlisted women in the USNA band will wear the male midshipman and male CPO combination cover, respectively, starting this summer until January 2013. Enlisted women assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, USFF Band and PACFLT Band will wear the Dixie Cup male CPO combination cover and the service dress blue jumpers (E1E6) while conducting ceremonies and perfor mances during the winter uniform wear period until January 2013. During and after these evaluation periods, the Navy will collect wear feedback from partici pants and will brief Navy leadership about the find ings. Progress on the ini tiative will be presented to the Navy Uniform Board. Sailors who have par ticipated in past wear programs and evalua tions have provided valu able feedback that has made an impact on our decision-making, and in the end, provided the rest of the fleet a better uniform product, said Van Buskirk. We hope to continue this two-way dialogue through the planned fleet-wide survey of womens uniform items and the Navy Standard Cover initiative.From Page 1UniformFamilies List Retirement, Pay As Top IssuesAmerican Forces Press ServiceMilitary families regard the possible change of military retirement ben efits as their top concern, according to the results of a major survey released May 9. The 2012 Military Family Lifestyle Survey also shows that pay and benefits, the impact of deployments on chil dren, operational tempo, spouse employment and education and combat stress and brain injuries are most on the minds of military family members. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit military fam ily support organization, released the findings of its third annual sur vey before a Capitol Hill audience of Congress members, military fam ily members and support organizations, and media. That data in this sur vey is the story of our lives, said Kathy RothDouquet, the chief exec utive officer of Blue Star Families. The survey, she said, is conducted by pro fessional researchers who also are military family members. More than 4,000 fam ily members responded to the survey, represent ing each of the services active, National Guard and reserve, and Coast Guard and all areas of the country. Nearly half of the survey respondents have a service member in the senior enlisted ranks, and 64 percent of respon dents are between the ages of 25 and 44. Among the findings: Thirty-one percent of respondents listed pos sible changes to retire ment benefits as their big gest concern, followed by 20 percent who cited pay and benefits as their top concern; Veterans said their biggest concerns related to separating from the military were employ ment opportunities, fol lowed by access to health care; Seven percent of respondents listed opera tional tempo as their top concern, and support for staying in the military dropped from 52 percent for families who were separated 13 to 24 months, to 15 percent for those who spent more than 37 months apart; Sixty percent of spouse respondents are not cur rently employed, and of those, 53 percent wanted to be; 57 percent said being a military spouse has a negative impact on their ability to work; 27 percent had prob lems getting professional licenses to transfer to dif ferent states; Six percent of respon dents listed post-traumat ic stress, combat stress and traumatic brain inju ries as their top issue; 26 percent said their ser vice member had signs of post-traumatic stress and 3 percent said they had a diagnosis. Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secre tary of defense for mili tary community and fam ily policy, said the depart ment and the nation are challenged by economic problems today, but that both must take care of military families. Things changed after the Vietnam War, Gordon said. We got out of Vietnam and into the all-volunteer force, he said. Because of that, our force became a married force. Also, Gordon said, the military now is struc tured so that the entire military goes to war. Indeed, the survey found that National Guard and Reserve members have spent as much time away from home in the past decade as active duty members. Other findings of the survey show: Ninety-two per cent of respondents said they could help their children make positive school decisions during a spouses deployment, but 64 percent said deployment hampered their childrens abilities to par ticipate in extracurricular activities; Ten percent of family members responded that they had considered sui cide, compared to 9 per cent for service members. Fifty-seven percent said prevention should be aimed at training front line supervisors and com manders; Eighty-one percent volunteered in the past year; Eighty-nine percent are registered to vote; Eighty-two percent believe the all-volunteer force works well; Seventy percent were satisfied with the military lifestyle, and 60 percent would recommend the military for young people; and Seventy-two percent said changing the law to allow gays to serve open ly has had no impact on their service members. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Resident Energy Conservation Program To Launch Navy-wideFrom Commander, Navy Installa tions Command Public AffairsCommander, Navy Installations Command will expand the scope of the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) for Public Private Venture (PPV) housing in the U.S. in phases begin ning in October 2012. RECP transfers the responsibility for payment of utilities from the PPV project to the residents, consistent with OSD pol icy. Research indicates that residents use less when their rent does not include utilities. In 1998, OSD established policy requiring the transfer of responsibility for the payment of utilities from our PPV project owner to the residents. RECP was created to promote the responsible use of energy in Navy/Marine Corps PPV housing. RECP focus es on utility conservation efforts to reduce electric ity and gas usage in PPV housing. In January 2011 the RECP pilot program transferred responsibil ity for payment of utili ties to residents living in PPV housing in Hawaii and in Marine Corps Housing at Parris Island and Beaufort, S.C. The pilot program reduced electricity usage by almost 10 percent and generated savings in excess of $1M to reinvest into the PPV housing project to fund reserve accounts used to sustain the financial health of the projects. RECP was a great success in Hawaii and Beaufort because our service members and their families increased their awareness of their electricity use result ing in conservation of energy without sacrific ing comfort, said Corky Vazquez, CNIC Housing Program manager. When we reduce our energy consumption, we save money. The money we save will be reinvested into the housing commu nities in which our Sailors and their families live. These funds will be used to improve the homes and neighborhoods. The RECP methodol ogy works like this: like type groups of homes are metered and their util ity usage is measured monthly (water excluded) to develop an average usage. A buffer of 10% is applied above and below the average to create an average usage band residents with usage above the band for their like type group pay and those under will receive a rebate. The program starts with a communication phase followed by a mock trial billing period that pre pares residents for live billing. The schedule for the RECP Navy-wide rollout will be in phases depending upon whether meters are in place and the project is ready to implement. During 2013 all PPV projects will start live billing. The tentative roll out schedule for live billing is shown by Region of the country as follows (check with the local housing office for more details): New Orleans: January 2013 Northwest, Midwest, Southeast: April 2013 Southwest: July 2013 Mid-Atlantic and Northeast: October 2013 For more specific infor mation about when the RECP will roll out for a specific installation con tact your local Navy hous ing office; a master list of all Navy installation hous ing offices is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/hous ing. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus laid out five aggressive energy goals in October 2009 to improve our energy security and efficiency, increase our energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy. This initiative assists in achieving the energy goal of increasing alternative energy afloat and ashore where by 2020, the Department of the Navy (DON) will pro duce at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alter native sources and 50 per cent of DON installations will be net-zero.Got Pirate Problem? Theres An App For ThatFrom Office of Naval ResearchThe Department of Defense will begin funding an Office of Naval Research (ONR)sponsored project aimed at developing Web appli cations to help multina tional navies police the worlds oceans, officials announced May 14. The International Collaborative Development for Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness (ICODE MDA) was one of 14 projects selected by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to receive $1 million awards begin ning this fall through the Coalition Warfare Program, which funds international collabora tive research efforts. The ICODE MDA proj ect is a research alli ance between ONR and Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). ONR is partnering with scien tists in Chile to build wid gets, or Web-based appli cations, for use by sailors and maritime operators to analyze data and other information to combat pirates, drug smugglers, arms traffickers, ille gal fishermen and other nefarious groups. A lot of maritime threats occur in develop ing parts of the world, said Dr. Augustus Vogel, associate director for Latin America and subSaharan Africa in ONRGlobals Chile office. Our goal is to develop partner ships with countries that have maritime threats to help solve those prob lems. ONR will tap research ers at the Technical University of Federico Santa Maria, one of Chiles top engineer ing schools, to create Web-based tools in an open source environment. The work will focus on producing software to improve automation, small-target detection and intent detection. Ultimately, the soft ware will be compatible with multiple maritime network systems so that navies around the world can use the tools and share information for global operations. Well take those tools and integrate them into a widget framework that can be part of a coalitionaccessible Web portal, said John Stastny, an engineer in the advanced analysis systems branch at SSC Pacific, who is helping to lead the ICODE MDA project. The effort in Chile is part of a larger col laborative project that encompasses nations in Africa, where ICODE MDA has been under way with researchers at the University of Ghana, University of Pretoria, University of Mauritius and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa. For more information about ICODE MDA, go to http://code.google. com/p/icode-mda/. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 13

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May 18: White T-Shirt Graffiti Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Grab a sharpie and get to writ ing! Make new friends, network or maybe meet that special someone. T-shirts will be provid ed. Featuring live band Cupids Alley plus free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 23: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by MWR A-Team. For tickets, call (904) 270-5228. May 24: Party like a Pin-Up 40s Night. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Karaoke, costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 25-31: Spin Your Yarn. All day at Castaways lounge. Anyone from the armed forces, young or seasoned, can stop by Castaways and share their story. Sign out poster with your name, branch, com mand and service dates. After signing, pick your booty from Castaways Treasure Chest. 270-7205 May 27: Memorial Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on all hand cards, computer and paper specials, extra drawings, free hot snack food, and more! Wear red, white & blue and receive a $5 discount. May 27: Showtime Video Rock & Bowl Special. 7-11 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. $12 include 4 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling laser light show. Free T-Shirts, beverage specials, colored headpin bowling, and half-price wings for bowlers. 2705377 May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-5377 May 29: Captains Cup Kickball Begins Season ends July 26. 270-5451. May 29: Co-Ed Softball Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. MWRMay 18: Movie Night Punch & Munch. 7-11 p.m. at the Teen Center. We provide the food and drinks, you sit back and enjoy the film. 246-0347 May 18: Freedom FridayFiesta. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space per mitting. 270-5680 May 19: Teen TripSaturday Night Cosmic Skate. Jacksonville Indoor Sports & Ice Complex 8-10 pm. Meet up at 6:30 p.m. at the Teen Center; return by 11 pm Permission slip required. Ages 13-17; cost $5. Bring your own money for the concession stand. 2460347 May 24: School Age Care Talent Show. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center. Advanced sign up required. 270-5680 May 25: Wet Wild Wacky Water Wars. 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Beat the heat with water balloon fights, slip n slide challenges and more. 2460347 May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-537 KID The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. May 18: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. FREE. May 18: White T-Shirt Graffiti Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Grab a sharpie and get to writ ing! Make new friends, network or maybe meet that special someone. T-shirts will be provid ed. Featuring live band Cupids Alley plus free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 19-20: Daytona Beach Weekend. Come enjoy fun in the sun at the beach. Van departs 9 a.m. Sign-up deadline May 15. Cost $60; cost includes transportation & hotel. May 21: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. May 22: Ice Skating. Van departs 6:30 p.m. Cost $5 May 23: Black Jack Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 23: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by MWR A-Team. For tickets, call (904) 270-5228. May 24: Party like a Pin-Up 40s Night. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Karaoke, costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 24: Beach and Picnic Trip. Van departs Liberty Center at 4 p.m. FREE. May 25-31: Spin Your Yarn. All day at Castaways lounge. Anyone from the armed forces, young or seasoned, can stop by Castaways and share their story. Sign out poster with your name, branch, com mand and service dates. After signing, pick your booty from Castaways Treasure Chest. 270-7205 May 27: Memorial Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on all hand cards, computer and paper specials, extra drawings, free hot snack food, and more! Wear red, white & blue and receive a $5 discount. May 27: Showtime Video Rock & Bowl Special. 7-11 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. $12 include 4 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling laser light show. Free T-Shirts, beverage specials, colored headpin bowling, and half-price wings for bowlers. 2705377 May 27: Ichnetucknee Springs Trip. Come tub ing down the river.Van Departs Liberty Center 9 a.m. Cost $10 May 28: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Military Appreciation Game. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. FREE. May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-5377 May 29: Captains Cup Kickball Begins Season ends July 26. 270-5451. May 29: Co-Ed Softball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. May 29: Cummer Art Museum Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE May 30: 5 Points Shopping Van Departs Liberty Center 11 a.m. FREE LIBERTY While he works to protect the country,St. Jude works to save his daughter from a deadly disease.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.800-822-6344www.stjude.orgMatt Pasco, Chief Warrant Ofcer 2 and his daughter Delilah 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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ful deployments with the USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67) Battle Group aboard USS Spruance (DD 963) and the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Battle Group aboard USS Peterson (DDG 969), NATO flag ship for Operation Allied Force, NATOs military response to the 1999 Kosovo crisis. Following a shore tour as an instructor pilot with HSL-40 in which he was named Pilot of the Year in 2001 and 2002, CDR Burd reported to HSL-46 as the squadron Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor. In his next assign ment, Burd returned to HSL-42 for his Officerin-Charge/Department Head tour. In 2004, he led a two-plane detach ment in USS Vicksburg (CG 69), escort for the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group, during a com bat deployment insup port ofOperation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. While serving as Operations Officer for HSL-42, Burd participat ed in Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts where he conducted the life-saving airborne res cue of 84 storm victims. After graduating from the U.S. Naval War College, Burd was assigned to the Pentagon as a member of the Joint Staff, Operations Directorate (J-3). Burds next assignment will be at the Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. Dunn, born in Milton, Fla., was commissioned in May of 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned his Surface Warfare Officer desig nation while serving on USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) and served on board USS Cleveland (LPD 7) before submitting a lateral transfer package for Naval Aviation. Dunn was des ignated a Naval Aviator in 2000 and reported to his first operational squad ron at HSL-48. While at HSL-48, he served as the squadron NATOPS Officer and deployed with USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71). From October 2003 to February 2005, Dunn was assigned as PERS 441A, Assistant Washington Placement, Bureau of Naval Personnel. While there, he managed place ment for the Joint Staff, BUPERS, and coordinated the submission of nomi nation packages for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. After completing FRS refresher training, Dunn deployed as the HSL-42 Detachment 8 Officerin-Charge with USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) to support Combined Task Force 158 and Fifth Fleet. Upon his return, he served as Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. From May 2008 until June 2010, Dunn was assigned to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director, Operations and as Deputy Branch Chief, Defeat the Device Line of Operation, managing a budget in excess of one billion dol lars while ensuring the rapid development and procurement of CounterIED technologies. Taking Dunns Place as executive officer is Cmdr. Michael J. Weaver. Weaver is a 1995 gradu ate of the from the State University of New York at Fort Schuyler (Maritime College), where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology and Oceanography and a U.S. Coast Guard License as a Third Mate. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from George Washington University. Weavers ini tial sea tour was spent at HSL-42, where he later returned to complete his Department Head and OIC tour. His shore tours include the Navy Washington DC Intern Program, where he served on various staffs includ ing the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-8) and the OPNAV Staff (N78); Aide to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His most recent tour was as executive officer of HSM40.From Page 1HSL-46the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to provide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was estab lished Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. Thomas, a native of Norfolk, gradu ated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and is a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Assignments at sea included USS Shreveport (LPD 12) as main propul sion assistant and navigator; engineer officer in USS Estocin (FFG 15) and USS Willamette (AO 180); flag lieutenant to commander, 2nd Fleet; executive officer in USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55); command of USS Ross (DDG 71); and command of Destroyer Squadron 26. Ashore, Thomas served in the Surface Warfare Junior Officer Assignment Branch of the Bureau of Naval Personnel; in the Personnel Plans and Policy Division of the Joint Staff; as flag secretary to commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; on the staff of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as executive officer to the director of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review and executive assistant to the director of Operations, Plans, and Policy (N3/N5); and as chief of staff to commander, 2nd Fleet. Upon selection for flag officer, Thomas has served as the deputy chief of staff for Global Force Management and Joint Operations on the staff of commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and com mander, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; commander, Carrier Strike Group Two; and his current assignment as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.From Page 1Stark THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 15

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Military Mom Movie Night The Greater Jacksonville Area USO, in partnership with Chevrolet and General Motors, invites all expect ing military mothers to enter for a chance to par ticipate in our first ever Military Mom Movie Night. This mommys night out event on Friday, May 18 is an opportunity for expecting military mothers to watch the highly anticipated What to Expect When Youre Expecting, movie togeth er featuring an ensemble cast of Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, Rodrigo Santoro, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock and others. Randomly selected win ners will meet at George Moore Chevrolet on Atlantic Boulevard and caravan in brand new GM vehicles to the theater. After the movie, well go to a local pizzeria to eat, socialize and talk about the movie! To enter for a chance at participat ing in this Military Mom Movie Night event, you must be an expecting mother and must respond to drawing@usojax.com by Friday, May 11 3 p.m. Please include your full name and phone number. E-mail subject line should be titled Military Mom Movie Night. Participants must be able to meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012. The event is sched uled to end between 8-8:30 p.m. This is a free event (GM will provide theater tickets and dinner afterwards. Participants are welcome to purchase movie concessions on their own). Seats avail able: 22 (no husbands, boyfriends, sisters, kids, etc.). Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Winners will be random ly selected, notified by phone and announced in our weekly USO newslet ter. USO Military Appreciation Day At Mayport Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO will host our 10th Annual Military Appreciation Day at NS Mayport Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday, May 19. This is a great FREE family event from noon4 p.m. There will be free food, music, bounce houses, games and much more, including free admission to pool. Play Group At The Mayport USO Fleet and Family Service Center sponsors a playgroup at the Mayport USO every Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. May 24 will include a craft hour from 10-11 a.m. as well. For more information please contact Lauren Walton, New Parent Support Program at Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center 904-2706600. Free Banners For Returning Service Members Sign-a-Rama, a local, small business has a great offer to support returning troops! Offer details: 1. This a free banner provided to a spouse or parent or child of an indi vidual service member returning from combat duty. 2. One free banner per household, please. 3. Orders are placed by the family, by calling (904) 272-8333, or emailing me at herb@jaxsignarama. com with the subject line banner for my loved one 4. We would like about a 7 to 10 day notice, if possible, so that we can fit it into our production schedule. 5. We are unable to ship these banners. We are a local owned fran chise, with a store at 175-1 Blanding Boulevard, and one in Jacksonville at 3663 Southside Boulevard. This is a service for the Jacksonville/Orange Park area. Banners are only for returning combat troops and unfortunately, are not available for troops assigned to NSB Kings Bay, GA. These banners are provided for FREE and please do not request a banner be prepared and no show up to pick it up. Veterans Farm Needs Your Support Veterans Farm is a farm in Jacksonville that strives to help disabled combat veterans get back into society through the use of horticulture thera py. Veterans work on the farm and develop skills to help them overcome their physical, mental, and employment problems. We grow datil peppers and blueberries that carry our Veterans Farm label. Wal-Mart is having a Get on the Shelf contest, similar to American Idol. If we win, Veterans Farm products will be on WalMart shelves all over the country. The more prod ucts we sell, the more vet erans you will help. Our mission is to win this con test, and get our products on their shelves. PLEASE text to 383838 to VOTE! For more infor mation please visit www. getontheshelf.com 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 June 1 at 8 pm. NAS Jax USO and Mayport USO now have Donation Tickets available for pur chase! The tickets are only $10. Stop by your USO center today! All sales are cash only at the centers or at Post 283. K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! 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. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOFFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more informa tion about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. May 17, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 17, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children 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. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children their childs age. All children age four and below are invited to attend. May 21, 1-4p.m., Relationship com munication, FFSC room 702 Whether youve been dating for six months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keep ing your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new tech niques, which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effective commu nication. Class is a one-time two-hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. May 21-24, 8a.m.-4p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building One Room 1616 May 22, 9-11a.m., Active Parenting FFSC room 702 May 23, 34:30p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC room 702 May 24, 1-2p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses, FFSC room 719 May 24, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 24, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO May 24, 10-11a.m., Craft Hour (dur ing playgroup), USO May 29, 9-11a.m., Active Parenting FFSC room 702 May 29, 6-8p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building One Room 104 May 30, 34:30p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC room 702 May 31, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 31, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD for Operational Analysis (JCOA) as a Military Analyst. During this assignment, Brown was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a Military Analyst to the staff of MultiNational Force-Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Under Browns lead ership, USS Robert G. Bradley completed a successful 2011 African Partnership Station (APS) deployment. APS is a multinational secu rity cooperation initia tive, currently comprised of 34 nations and led by U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica and aimed at improving maritime safe ty and security in Africa while building lasting relationships. RGB took part in Theatre Security and Cooperation visits in Nouakchott, Mauritania; Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; Sao Tome and Principle; Libreville, Gabon; and Luanda, Angola and hosted three hubs in Lome, Togo; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Lagos, Nigeria. Throughout deploy ment, Brown participated in nine luncheons with ambassadors, captains, government officials, hosted eight receptions on board, took a part in ten COMREL projects, delivered four pallets for project handclasp, hosted twenty APS ship riders, participated in three multi-national exer cises with twenty differ ent countries, and was visited by General Ward (AFRICOM), General Ham (AFRICOM), and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Master Chief West. The highlight of deploy ment for Brown were the three multinational exercises, USS Robert G. Bradley participat ed in. During Phoenix Express, Brown served as SAG Alpha Commander. Phoenix Express is a multi-nation exercise with partners from fif teen North African and European countries involving nine surface units, two MPA aircraft, two helos and 14 MIO boarding team. Prior to the exercise his crew restored communication systems in the Algerian Frigate and his opera tional team provided out standing support to the NAVAF staff in planning the exercise. During the exercise RGB also served as flag ship for CTF 68. Under his direction as SAG Commander, units achieved targeted board ings far ahead of sched ule, additionally CDR Browns input to the TF Commander facilitated operations for the other SAG. During the Exercise the excise goal was achieved with less units than the previous year by 20 plus additional board ings. Ehlers is a native of Portsmouth, Va. He is a 1996 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Commission in the U.S. Navy. Ehlers joined Robert G. Bradley in October of 2010 as the ships Executive Officer. Prior to reporting to USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) as Executive Officer, Ehlers served on the staff of United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Tampa, Fla. Robert G. Bradley is homeported in Mayport, FL and is preparing for an upcoming deployment later this year.From Page 1RGB 16 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Navy Looks To Improve Uniform Fit For FemalesFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsNAVADMIN 154/12, released May 7, announced the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) approval to improve female uniforms, along with continuing sur veys to examine female uni form interests in the fleet. In an effort to obtain a snapshot of fleet satisfaction with female uniform design and fit among female Sailors, the Navy collected data through interviews, surveys and female focus groups at various shore installations beginning in June 2010. As a result of feedback collected during this initial evaluation, the Navy determined a larg er, fleet-wide uniform survey was needed. Additionally, the Navy identified several uniform improvements for immediate implementation, including: The female service dress coat will be changed to add backing buttons to align with the male officer and chief petty officer (CPO) service dress coat design. A binding will be added over the edge of the inner stitching of waistbands in female slacks to improve professional appearance and reduce skin chaffing. Additional stitching will be added to the bottom hem, side seams and front-facing seams of female service shirts to prevent unraveling of the hems and to improve professional appearance. Uniforms represent the pride and professionalism of our Sailors, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk. We strive to take care of our people and this means providing uniforms that fit properly and comfortably, are durable and of good quality, and maintain the professional appearance of our Sailors. The Navy will conduct a fleet-wide survey to gather broader feedback on addi tional uniform concerns expressed during the initial evaluation. For both officers and enlisted females, survey questions will address their level of satisfaction with ser vice dress, service and work ing uniforms and compo nents. The survey will also ask about female slacks fit and hip-to-waist ratio; the comfort of shirt collars; and preference for shirt lining, Mayport Remembers Fallen Stark Crew -Photo by MC2 Salton CebeNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief Bob White and Stark memorial coordinator Lt. Cmdr. Brian Boone talk with key personnel about last minute logistics of the USS Stark memorial ceremony scheduled for today (May 17) at the Memorial Park. This is the 25th anniversary of the attack on Stark in which 37 crewmembers lost their lives.From StaffA ceremony of remembrance will mark the 25th anniversary of the attack on USS Stark (FFG 31) that cost 37 Sailors their lives. Each year, NS Mayport hosts a memorial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr., Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi mis siles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed sponsorship for the memorial service. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will fea ture accounts of some of the events that occurred following Change Of CommandsDunn CO At HSL-46Ehlers New CO Of RGBFrom HSL-46Cmdr. Michael L. Burd was relieved by Cmdr. James P. Dunn III as Commanding Officer of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Four Six on May 10, 2012. Burd reported to HSL-46 as executive officer in October 2009 and assumed command of the Grandmasters in February 2011. His 15-month tenure as commanding officer was highly successful, highlighted by the execution of more than 7,500 mishap-free flight hours, the operational deployment of five combat-ready LAMPS detach ments, and leading the Navys first expeditionary-to-expeditionary transi tion from the SH-60B to the MH-60R. Burd hails from Munfordville, Kentucky and is a 1993 gradu ate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Designated a Naval Aviator in November 1995, his first operational tour was with HSL42 where he completed two success -USS Robert G. Bradley PAOCmdr. Peter Ehlers relieved Cmdr. Darryl Brown as Commanding Officer of USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) on May 11 on the flight deck of the ship. It was a beautiful Friday morning at Naval Station Mayport and was shared by many family, friends and members of the crew. Captain Campbell, Deputy Commodore of DESRON 14, was the guest speaker for the event. A native of South Carolina, Brown enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years; following his enlistment, he attend ed the University of South Carolina, where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995. In 2006, Brown earned a Masters of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Brown assumed command of USS Robert G. Bradley November 5, 2010. Prior to reporting to USS Robert G. Bradley, Brown served on the staff of United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Joint Center See Stark, Page 15 See Uniform, Page 12 -FC2(SW) Robert LeonardCmdr. James P. Dunn III shakes hands with Cmdr. Michael L. Burd after taking command of HSL-46 during a change of command ceremony at the squadron hangar on May 10.-Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Peter Ehlers addresses guest and crew during after taking command of USS Robert G. Bradley during a change of command ceremony on May 11 on board the ship. Also pictured is Capt. Bill Campbell, Deputy Commodore DESRON 14, and outgoing Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Darryl Brown. Traffic on Moale Avenue and Main Street will be temporarily re-routed from 9:50-11:30 a.m., along with the enforcement of quiet hours during that time in respect of the ceremony.See HSL-46, Page 15 See RGB, Page 16

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Today in a solemn and dignified ceremony, we honored our 37 fallen Shipmates, who were killed 25 years ago onboard the guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31). On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, two Exocet missiles were fired from an Iraqi fighter and subsequently struck USS Stark. Despite the severe impact and fire damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark subsequently returned to service and was later decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. Several members of the 1987 crew, and families of the fallen STARK crewmembers attended todays service. A well deserved special thanks to Lt. Cmdr. Brian Boone, Lt. Karen Thomas and their team for coordinating this observance. We will never forget the sacrifice of our Stark shipmates. A fantastic scene was witnessed by Team Mayport last week as we hosted the Colombian Tall Sailing Ship ARC GLORIA. ARC Gloria is the flagship for the Columbian Navy and they entered our basin with Old School style by manning all three masts and yardarms, singing traditional songs and rendering an 11 gun salute to their host ship USS ROOSEVELT. It was a true pleasure to have them here, and thanks to every one who had a hand in orchestrating the visit. Of course a huge Navy Bravo Zulu to the Captain and crew of the ARC GLORIA who hosted numerous tours, lunch and a VIP reception for local dig nitaries. On the tip of the spear, USS Underwood (FFG 36) rescued six Peruvian fishermen drifting in a disabled vessel off the coast of Peru, May 10. The fishermen were isolated at sea for ten days after developing mechanical problems with their vessel. They were unable to radio for help after their 12-volt bat teries died. They signaled Underwood as the ship passed by, and Underwood Sailors subsequently provided the fisherman with food and water and stood by until the Peruvian Coast Guard arrived. What an outstanding way to begin a deployment, helping fellow mariners. A true Global Force For Good Well Done CAPT Mirasola and the entire crew! Last week we recognized our mili tary spouses during Military Spouse Appreciation Day and certainly we need to thank them each day for all they do to keep the home fires burning. They pay the bills, fix cars, help the kids with science projects, the list goes on and on. They sacrifice while supporting our men and women in uniform across the globe. It isnt easy duty, and I want to thank all of our spouses for making a difference at home and to the careers of their loved ones in uniform. Without them, no mission or assignment would be complete without the steady support at home Navy Spouses are truly THE Force Multiplier. Our MWR team has done it again, just when you think they cant outdo themselves...they do! A huge Mayport Bravo Zulu to Lonnie Kenney, Lisa Wolfe and the entire MWR team for producing and executing Mayport Music fest 2012, an awesome concert featuring Fuel, Switchfoot, and XO Pat Picards friend Natalie Stovall. I know there was a lot of planning and logistics involved, and once again you all made it look seamless. K2 Can Poison, Even Kill You A new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians confirms what the Pentagon, Drug Enforcement Administration and medi cal officials have been telling us since 2009: Spice, K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids are bad for your health and could in fact, kill you. Medical research published May 8, showed that during a nine-month period in 2010, the National Poison Data System received 1,898 reports of poisonings following synthetic cannabis inhalation. The most commonly reported effect was irregular heartbeat, with at least one user dying of cardiac arrest. Other patients experienced seizures, including two cases of status epilepticus a prolonged seizure state that can cause brain damage and death. Other effects reported to poison control centers include agitation, vomiting, confusion and hallucinations. This stuff is bad new all around. Zero tolerance means just that... Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSOn Monday, April 30, I hosted a group of area Duval County Public School principals at a Principals Military Education Resources Showcase. Installation organizations which serve military families and their children joined me to present their programs to this group. For the past two years, I have received calls from principals, school coun selors, child psycholo gists, and social workers asking for help. They would share with me what had been provided via the school system to assist a military child, but would ask what more was available on the base. So I decided the best way to address this problem was to host a showcase of resources available not only for the children, but also for the entire family. Organizations were given three minutes to share with the entire group how they interact and help the families. The principals then asked questions about the entire range of services these organizations can pro vide. The showcase was a hit! I heard over and over again, I didnt know that service was available. I will certainly use this in the future. With the economic crunch the schools are in, I am definitely going to tell my counselors about the counsel ing available at Fleet and Family. However the most encouraging com ment came from Nan Worsowicz, Supervisor of School Counselors. She said, I learned so much today, and now I want you to put together 50 packets of materials for this years new counselors. I, of course, agreed. Organizations which participated included the following: Service Center (FFSC): EFMP, Deployment Support, Information and Referral (I & R) Life Skills Education, Child Advocacy, Counseling, Ombudsman Support; Consultant (MFLC); Relief;and Youth Programs: School Liaison Officer (SLO) program, Youth Activity Center, Youth Sponsorship, Curriculum and Integration Specialist, CDC, CDH, and Youth Sports. After my brief on the SLO program, I provided information on the col laboration between NS Mayport and our housing office with Duvals School Choice Office in creating a workaround for families who want to participate in Duvals Magnet Lottery. Prior to this effort, fami lies who had not been officially assigned a housing address were not able to put in a magnet appli cation as part of the lot tery process. The lottery process requires a street address for participa tion. Working with CO Douglas Cochrane and Gail Washburn Housing Director, Duval Schools agreed to use a specific base address for those individuals who are assured housing on the base. Mayport families are no longer automati cally eliminated from the magnet lottery. Following the hous ing update, I shared two excellent tutoring sites for students. The Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) is a free source for military and civilian children, which assists with upgrading reading and math skills for each state. Students create a logon to include their grade level and indicate the nearest Navy base which connects them to the specific curriculum frameworks for that state. After taking a benchmark test, the students receive help on those skills in which they are deficient. Tutor.com is a true tutor ing website which is also free but is only for active duty and dependents. This site operates 24/7 to help with problems in any course grades K through college. If your base organiza tion would like to host a showcase with these organizations to better inform your families about available resources, please contact me. Judy Cromartie can be reached at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or at 270-6289 X1305 [office] or 219-3894 [cell]. SLO Hosts Duval Area School PrincipalsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingI have been reading various articles online recently in regard to the wonders and function of the human brain and spirituality. The articles have been very fascinat ing and I think shed light on how we, as individu al human beings, have been created by God as marvelous persons. We all know that the brain is very complex and capable of great things. This has led credible scientists and researchers to ask the question: So what hap pens in our brain or what goes on in our brain when we are engaged in aspects of spirituality? Over the last few years scientists have speculated whether or not the human brain has a God Spot or one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. In an article posted online, April 21, 2012, by Daily Mail Reporter, it was reported that scien tific researchers from the University of Missouri completed research that indicates spirituality is a complex phenomenon and that multiple areas of the brain are responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences. Dr. Johnstone, Professor of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions, comments that certain parts of the brain play more predominant roles, but they all work together to facili tate individuals spiritual experiences. Johnstone studied 20 people who had sus tained traumatic brain injuries affecting the right parietal lobe, the area of the brain situated a few inches above the right ear and found that par ticipants with more sig nificant injury showed an increased feeling of closeness to a higher power. What is the significance of this finding? This finding further confirmed the earlier work of neuropsy chology researchers who have consistently shown that impairment on the right side of the brain decreases ones focus on self. Johnstone draws the conclusion, Since our research shows that peo ple with this impairment are more spiritual, this suggests spiritual expe riences are associated with a decreased focus on self. This is consis tent with many religious texts. This does remind Christians of the words of John the Baptist in the Gospel of John 3:30 where he says, I must decrease and He (Jesus) must increase. The Bible is also full of references where the faithful are called to put others ahead of self. Johnstone also stud ied Buddhist meditators and Franciscan nuns with normal brain func tion and discovered that people can learn to mini mize the functioning of the right brain in order to increase their spiritual ity during meditation and prayer. Johnstone says it is like playing the piano, the more you train your brain, the more the brain becomes predisposed to piano playing. Practice makes perfect. All very interesting. One closing thought. Neuorscientist Richard Davison, University of Wisconsin, says that his research also shows that our brain can be sculpt ed, just as you can sculpt your muscles at the gym. Prayer and meditation can reshape our brain and our reality when it comes to spirituality. Something to think about.The Wonders Of The Brain And SpiritualityCmdr. Steve Souders Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSBreakfast, Fish Fry At ChapelThere will be a Mens Prayer breakfast sponsored by the Protestant Men of the Chapel on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Mayport Chapel. Mayport families are invited to attend for a delicious breakfast from Panera Bread followed by video and discussion based on the book, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further informa tion, please contact Fred Whitbread at 247-6468. ... Mayport Chapel will hold a free fish fry Sunday, May 20 at noon. Mayport service members and families are invited to join. For those who prefer, chicken will also be offered. Please call Alline at 270-5212 or e-mail alline.zwarycz@navy.mil if you have any further questions. 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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CSCS Names Sawyer As Domain Small Activity Civilian Of The Quarter Center for Surface Combat SystemsThe Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) recently announced its Domain Small Activity Civilian of the Quarter (COQ) for the first quarter of 2012. Karen Sawyer, a Training Technician for CSCS Detachment Mayport, was honored to be selected. This is a wonderful surprise, Sawyer said. This is my first CSCS award and I am honored to receive it. Sawyer has been part of the CSCS community since she came onboard in 2006. I enjoy providing the fleet ships and support organizations with the tactical and technical training needed to oper ate as a Battle Group Asset, Sawyer explained. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Silverstein, CSCS Det Mayports Officer-inCharge, nominated Sawyer for the COQ award for several reasons, which included her motivation and always going above and beyond her job requirements. I can trust Karen to handle any project down to the last detail, explained Silverstein. Whether it is with one of her primary work responsibilities as our Scheduler or as Visitor Security Coordinator monitoring all student clearances, Karen is always spot on. Karen is also raising four boys and somehow found time to finish her coursework for a Bachelor of Science degree in Work force education and development. Her work ethic and dedication are qualities that we should all emulate and I am truly grateful for her efforts in making this detachment the best that we can be. As a training techni cian, Sawyer has sev eral duties. She is the command Training Scheduler and Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resources System (CeTARS) and Enterprise Naval Training Reservation System (ENTRS) Officer. Sawyer also serves as the Assistant Military Personnel, Administrative, Budget, and Personnel Security Officer, Command Pass Coordinator (CPC), Assistant Agency Program Coordinator (APC) for the Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program, Approving Official (AO) for the Defense Travel System (DTS), and Command Leave Administrator (CLA). I take great pride in my work and enjoy being part of the CSCS team, Sawyer said. George Shinn, owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, once said There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others and I truly believe in his words. In addition, Karen is the first civilian to receive this award from CSCS. Winning the inaugural award of the new Civilian Recognition program, Karen has set the hall mark standard for future awardees to accomplish, said Silverstein. Officially established in September 2004, CSCS Headquarters staff oversees 14 learning sites (units and detachments) and provides maintenance and opera tions training for surface combat systems. CSCS executes 1,000 courses a year to more than 50,000 Sailors. Karen Sawyer Sailors of the Quarter-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, stand with the Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter winners Blue Jacket of the Quarter Master-at-Arms Seaman Stephanie Ferrara, Sailor of the Quarter Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Zachary Mullin and Senior Sailor of the Quarter Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Barthelemy. Not pictured is Junior Sailor of the Quarter Electronics Technician 3rd Class Stacy Hofve. Employee of the Quarter-Photo by Bill AustinNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, middle, is joined by nominees for NS Mayport Employee of the Quarter 1st Quarter during a luncheon at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on May 1. The winner was Scott McPherson from Public Works, who was absent during the luncheon. Public Works Director Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez, far right, accepted the award on his behalf. Also pictured is Deputy Security Officer Ron Novak and Ron Kemmerer of Security, Ronald Renta of Air Ops, Tom Krygowski of MWR and MWR Director Lonnie Kenney. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 Music Fest Rocks NS MayportNS Mayport PAOBig stage, huge crowed, and the sweet sounds of music filled the eve ning air as Naval Station Mayport was treated to the likes of country music fiddle star Natalie Stovall, Fuel and Switch foot. We tried to pull in three bands that would bring people to this event, and these bands were a perfect fit, said Sandra Barrett, Administrative Assistant for MWR. Barrett added that more than 5,000 attended the show. The coordination was incredible, and we couldnt have done it without the help from several of our base departments such as fore and security, said Barrett. Several military volun teers were on hand that augmented the security force. The show kicked off as Natalie Stovall hit the stage with her signature white shiny fiddle, and from the first pull of the bow, set the tone for the acts that followed. Sailors, families and friends danced in front of the stage and cheered as she wrapped up her per formance with her rendi tion of the Charlie Daniels hit The Devil Went Down To Georgia. The energy was amazing, said Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jake Sippel, who attended the show with several friends. I have been listening to Fuel all my life and it was awesome getting to see them in person, he added. They kicked butt, and the whole con cert was really well done. From the sounds to the lights, it was an amazing show. Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman stands on the base drum as he sings during the MWR Mayport Music Fest held at Sea Otter Pavilion on board Naval Station Mayport on Saturday. Insert, Foreman and and brother Tim enjoy a moment with the crowd.-Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMore than 5,000 Sailors, friends and families attended the MWR Mayport Music Fest held at the Sea Otter Pavilion with bands, Natalie Stovall, Fuel and Switchfoot performing. Fans cheer on Fuel as the band takes the stage. Natalie Stovall rocks it out with her fiddle during her rendition of the Charlie Daniels hit, The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Fans pose with Switchfoot during a meet and greet held prior to the concert. Fuel connects with its fans during the MWR meet and greet held earlier in the day. Natalie Stovall and her band sign autographs during the session.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 5 Fans rock it out during Switchfoots performance. The band had the audience on its feet with a lightshow and hit tunes. Fuel lead singer Brett Scallions sings to the crowd. Young rockers show off their air guitar techniques during the concert. Festival-goers get ready to rock as the concert line ups begin. Stovall continues to sign autographs after her set during the music festival. Fuel keeps the crowd rocking with their new and classic hits. Families and friends enjoy the sounds of Mayport Music Festival on May 12. A young boy tries to land the ball in a cup for a prize at one of the sponsor booths. Thousands of service members, retirees, friends and families set up chairs and blankets in the grassy area at the Sea Otter Pavilion as they wait for the Music Fest to begin. Some concert-goers were lucky enough to get preferred seating thanks to a raffle held by MWR.

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Phoenix Express 2012 Begins In Souda BayCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsPhoenix Express 2012 (PE12), a multi-nation al exercise between Southern European, North African and U.S. naval forces, officially kicked off at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 7. Phoenix Express is an at-sea maritime exer cise designed to improve cooperation among par ticipating nations to help increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the seventh year for Phoenix Express, and it is one of four African regional Express series exercises that are designed to test skills obtained from participat ing in bilateral and Africa Partnership Station (APS) training in a regional maritime exercise, said Lt. Chase Ackerman, PE12 exercise planner. One of the goals of PE12 is to build communication between North African and European partners so that there is a stron ger united force in the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, the train ing provided will help enhance maritime secu rity. Exercise events dur ing PE12 will be held inport at the NMITOC and aboard the Hellenic navy training ship Aris, while the at-sea training will be conducted aboard various ships. During the in-port portion of training the focus will be on medical and maritime interdic tion operations (MIO) training at NMIOTC, while combined maritime forces located pier-side will conduct workshops in helicopter operations and safety, damage con trol and firefighting, deck seamanship, navigation, search and rescue (SAR), small boat operations and a leadership course. After in-port training is com plete, the at-sea portion of PE12 will commence in the Mediterranean Sea. At sea, ships and their Sailors will focus on maritime domain aware ness (MDA) using the Automatic Identification System (AIS), and include interaction between forc es afloat and the com bined maritime opera tions center (CMOC) ashore. Combined mari time forces will also exe cute a series of scenarios exercising force protec tion measures, MIO to include visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) and helicopter VBSS (HVBSS) SAR, replenishment at sea and helicop ter operations. Our purpose in the NMIOTC, besides host ing the exercise, is to provide all the neces sary training, and with U.S. assistance, we can help make the command boarding teams better for their maritime inter diction operations, said Hellenic air force Lt. Col. Lampinos Lamprinakis, deputy education training director for the NMIOTC. I believe we have had a smooth start to everything and I see that everyone is ready and willing to work together. -Photo by MC1 Brian A. GoyakChief Fire Controlman Timothy Wheeler, a member of the boarding team from the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), secures a stairway during an exercise aboard the training ship Aris at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center during Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12). PE12, a multi-national maritime exer cise between Southern European, North African and U.S. Naval forces, is designed to improve cooperation among participating nations and help increase safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. -Photo by MC3 Caitlin ConroyThe guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) pulls into Souda Bay, Greece, to participate in exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12). Roosevelt Awarded Battle E USS Roosevelt Public AffairsFor the second con secutive year, the Quartermasters (QM) on board USS Roosevelt took great pride in paint ing their bridge-wings. However, this particu lar assignment required more than just the usual Navy Haze Gray as the QMs had to pull out an assortment of colors to reflect Roosevelts 2011 Commander Destroyer Squadron Fourteen (CDS 14) Battle Effectiveness award, or Battle E, that includes several com mand excellence awards. In order to be consid ered for the Battle E, Roosevelt had to demonstrate sustained superior performance, operational effectiveness, continu ous readiness, and earn a minimum of four out of five Command Excellence awards. In obtaining the Battle E, Roosevelt earned the Engineering/ Survivability Excellence Award for the 11th con secutive time, Command, Control Communications and Information Warfare Excellence Award, TYCOM Ship Safety Excellence Award, and Logistics Management Excellence Award for the 6th straight year. The ship had to be nominated by their Immediate Superior In Command (ISIC) and the competition in CDS 14 was par to none. Roosevelts outstand ing performance during COMTUEX and success ful support of national tasking during a 2011 C5F/C6F deployment that included 113 days straight at sea, directly contrib uted to Roosevelts being named the Battle E award recipient for calendar year 2011 for CDS 14. The ships bridgewing is not the only the only place that requires updating, the Battle E is awarded to any and all Sailors who served aboard Roosevelt during 2011 and assisted in the ships certification, training events and deployment. Some Sailors are now recipients two years run ning but many Sailors on board are first time recipients of such an award and will add another ribbon to their chest. Unlike personal awards that recog nize individual achieve ment or unit awards that recognize participation in named operations, the Battle Effectiveness award recognizes the combined efforts of the entire crew throughout the year. Roosevelt is assigned to CDS 14 and is homeport ed in Mayport, Florida. 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Southern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) rescued six Peruvian fishermen drifting in a disabled vessel off the coast of Peru, May 10. The fishermen were isolated at sea for ten days after developing mechan ical problems with their vessel. They were unable to radio for help after their 12-volt batteries died. The fishermen signaled Underwood as the ship passed by. Underwood Sailors then boarded a rigid-hulled inflat able boat (RHIB) and approached the vessel. When we got there, [we saw] it was this small, broken down fishing boat, said Gas System Turbine (Mechanical) 3rd Class (SW) Brian Stankowitz. There was a kid who was about 11 years old and he was using a manual bilge pump because they were taking on a lot of water. They were basically sink ing. After providing food and water to the fisher men, the Sailors returned to Underwood to recharge the fishermens 12-volt batteries so they would not have to rely on the manual bilge pump to keep afloat. There was a language barrier for me because I dont speak Spanish, but when we gave them food and water, I could see the thanks in their eyes, said Stankowitz. They ate all the food and drank all the water immediately and they were laughing. After resupplying the fishermen, the RHIB was kept in the water on standby to assist as nec essary until the Peruvian coast guard arrived. We were out there for about five hours and then we came back and did a crew swap so the RHIB could go back out and take care of any needs that might come up, said Engineman 2nd Class (EXW) Zachary White, who was sent to evaluate the condition of the boats outboard motor and assist with repairs if possible. We swapped in a fresh crew so we could stay by their side until they got help. White and Stankowitz expressed how good it felt to be in the RHIB, assist ing fellow mariners in a significant way. We sometimes forget the big picture of what we do when we deploy, said White. We get worn out and we get tired, but when we actually go out and help people that need help and its a matter of life or death, it opens your eyes to what were doing while were out here. Its a very, very good feeling. I think the biggest thing for me is that it was a great way to start a deployment, said Stankowitz. Were just giving and helping peo ple. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.Underwood Rescues Peruvian Fishermen -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) assist a disabled Peruvian fishing vessel in the Pacific Ocean. The fishermen were stranded at sea for ten days after their transmission failed. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. USS Underwood Arrives In Peru For UNITASSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) arrived in Callao, Peru, in preparation for UNITAS Pacific 53-12, May 12. Sailors lined the rails in their dress whites while Underwood announced her arrival with a 40mm saluting battery as it entered the channel to the port city. While in port, Underwood Sailors will engage in an opening and closing ceremony, a wreath-laying ceremony and a community rela tions event. Were setting up for a few receptions and preevent exercises to get us prepped for the big mus cle movements that are going to be happening out to sea here in a couple of days, said Lt. Dustin Schultz, Underwoods navigation officer. A wreath-laying cer emony will be held in honor of Peruvian national hero, Adm. Miguel Grau at the Peruvian Naval Academy. Underwood Sailors will also par ticipate in a friendly sports competition with Peruvian, Chilean, Ecuadorian and Mexican sailors. Its always nice to get off the boat and play against these other countries, said Electricians Mate 3rd Class (SW) Stephen McGiverin, who has had the opportu nity to play against South American navies in the past. Afterwards we nor mally have some time to talk to them. I like being able to do things with other navies. Underwood will remain in port several days before sailing with part ner nation navies to par ticipate in joint-naval exercises at sea. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Heather Cowell of Security helps Johnson sweep up during the renovation.-Photos by Paige GnannVolunteers from Naval Station Mayport and The Home Depot spent two days at the home of Mayport Air Ops Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Shaun Johnson (left standing) after The Home Depot awarded the Sailor $6,000 for home renovations through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Gunners Mate 1st Class Amy Hamilton of ATG Mayport edges around a window as Kim Snyder of The Home Depot rolls on a coat of paint. Volunteers install a fence around Johnsons property. From StaffDozens of volunteers from Naval Station Mayport teamed up with The Home Depot and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thursday and Friday to help one of their own. Aviation Boatswains Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Shaun Johnson was awarded $6,000 for home renovata tions through the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society as part of a The Home Depot commu nity project program. With the help of the volunteers, Johnson was able to tear out old carpeting and replace it with laminate floor ing, paint walls, replace sinks and doors install a fence and add closet systems. I called Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to find someone who needed some help with their home, said Debra Egelston, assistant manager at Regency Square The Home Depot. We wanted to do something for a ser vice member. This has been a great oppor tunity working with NMCRS. Johnson was thankful for the opportunity. I think its awesome, he said. It feels good knowing that people really want to give back to the military. This shows that there are people out there that really do care.Mayport Sailor Home Reno Gets Boost From Home Depot, NMCRSGo to Homedepot.com or to The Home Depots Facebook page to vote on this project for the chance to add an additional $25,000 towards the renovation. Volunteers install new laminate flooring to replace old carpeting in Johnsons home. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 9

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The Players Championship Honors MilitaryNavy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastContinuing a PGA Tour tra dition of honoring men and women in uniform, service members were honored dur ing Military Appreciation Day at The Players Club (TPC) Sawgrass May 9. This years theme is A Tribute To Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the United States National Guard. Servicemembers lined the balconies of the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass as the ceremony began with the national anthem preformed by the 13th Army Band followed by a jet flyover from the 125th Fighter Wing of Florida Air National Guard. This is a great reminder of everything you, as service members, do for our wonder ful country, said Alvin Brown, Mayor of Jacksonville. Our military deserves a thank you everyday because of the hard work they do for our country. It was followed by remarks from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, General Craig McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and PGA Tour player and two-time Players champion Davis Love III. Thank you for the support and it means a lot for me to be here, said Gen. McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Its a magnificent experience and Jacksonville truly sup ports its veterans. God bless the USA! Davis Love III followed McKinley and expressed his admiration for the days events. Its a great honor to be here and participate in military appreciation day. To be around so many great people and for them to be doing such great things, its truly humbling. Country music star Luke Bryan helped the tournament honor local military by per forming a special concert with his most popular singles. If it was not for you guys in uniform, we couldnt have the fun we are having today, said Bryan. I love you guys and thank you so much. The music performance was the final gesture of the night by the Players Championship and local community to show sup port. Its a honor to have the privilege to be here and it feels great to get noticed and appreciat ed, said Air-Traffic Controller Airman Adam Admill, Naval Station Mayport. I loved the opening concert and the flyover was awesome. Im thankful for everyone letting us come out and enjoy the festivities. The tournament coordina tors are providing all active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel, along with their dependents, with complimen tary admission to the tourna ment. Military Volunteers line the terrace of The Players Club Sawgrass Clubhouse while being honored during THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This years theme, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. Country music star Luke Bryan honors area military with a special concert as part of THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This years theme, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. -Photos by MC1(SW/AW) Toiete JacksonSailors march through a sea of cheering PGA Tour spectators as part of THE PLAYERS 2012 Military Appreciation Day ceremony. This year's theme, "A Tribute to America's Volunteers" in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States, saluted military members and their families. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Sailors Reminded To Get Self Service LogonFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsAll Sailors serving on active duty must obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Self-service (DS) Logon by Nov. 8, 2013, according to NAVADMIN 148/12, released May 1. DS Logon is a secure, self-service logon ID that allows beneficiaries affiliated with DoD or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) access to several websites using a single username and password, without the requirement for addition al hardware or software such as a Common Access Card reader. The number of self ser vice applications acces sible with a DS Logon is growing. Currently Sailors can access a variety of bene fits and services with a DS Logon, including Tricare Online, the VA eBenefits portal, Beneficiary Web Enrollment, myDoDben efits, and Transferability of Education Benefits. DS Logon is also a lifelong credential that never expires, and is valid for as long as there is a relationship between the individ ual user and either DoD or the VA. More information about the benefits of DS Logon and procedures for obtaining a DS Logon can be found by visiting https://myaccess.dmdc. osd.mil/dsaccess.-Photo by MC2(SW) Robert A. Wood Sr.The Colombian Navy tall ship ARC Gloria hosts a reception for local guests while pierside at Naval Station Mayport, May 11. Mayport is the first stop on a 6-month training mission before heading to Europe and Africa. As the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, the 76-meter long, three-masted sailing ship is used to train cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy. -Photo by AW3 Darren RiceCadets of the Colombian Navy's training ship ARC Gloria mann the masts as they arrive at Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled port visit. ARC Gloria is the Colombian navys official good-will. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 11

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CNIC To PASS Pay/Personnel SupportFrom Navy Personnel Command and Navy Installations Command Public AffairsCommander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) will transfer responsibility of Pay/ Personnel Administrative Support System (PASS) to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) said Navy officials April 26. CNIC currently exe cutes PASS via Regional Commanders, the Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC), PSDs and CSDs. Navywide timeliness of payimpacting transactions has improved more than 40 percent under CNICs stewardship and custom er satisfaction is at an all time high according to CNIC officials. We share a common vision for the future, quality personnel service delivery that fully sup ports the 21st Century Sailor and their families. CNIC staff who provide pay and personnel sup port to our Sailors have done a remarkable job over the years in improv ing customer service and creating efficien cies in the program, said Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. William D. French. Aligning the PASS program under an end-to-end business pro cess owner, creates the opportunity for the Navy to optimize technologi cal solutions and take that service delivery to the next level. The transfer accom plishes VCNO direc tion supporting the end to end business process owner for Navys pay and personnel matters. According to a memo randum of agreement signed March 15 between the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (DCNO/ MPTE) and CNIC, align ing PASS within MPTE will streamline policy, process and execution under the DCNO/MPTE. While final details of the transfer are still being determined, officials said the projected trans fer completion date is no later than Oct. 1, 2013. Bringing PASS back under the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education umbrella is a large step forward in allowing the Navys pay and personnel policy experts to manage the process down to the end user, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk. Were looking closely at how our Sailors receive their personnel service transactions, and with this transfer, we plan to simplify the process. This will include making it easier and more efficient for Sailors to conduct their necessary personnel business. Once the PASS program is transferred, DCNO/ MPTE BUPERS will assume responsibility for PASS operations, which includes the Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC), Personnel Support Detachments (PSDs) including PSD Afloat, Customer Service Desks (CSDs) and the system used to process pay and other administrative actions. We do not expect any interruption of personnel service delivery to any of our Sailors currently ser viced by the PASS net work, said Capt. Hank Vitali, director, Personnel Service Delivery Transformation Office at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, Tennessee. The services PASS pro vides to service members and their families include military pay, educational services, reenlistments, extensions and separa tions, fleet reserve, retirement services, and mili tary and dependent ID cards. PASS supports most shore commands, deployable ships and squad rons. PASS currently cov ers pay and personnel actions for approximately 85 percent of the Navy at more than 60 PSDs worldwide. Aircraft carriers, a select number of ships, and a few commands are not PASS-supported and maintain their own Pay and Personnel Servicing capability. NAVYshoulder stitching and yoke on service uniform shirts. The survey will also measure womens desire for more maternity outer wear options. As announced in the NAVADMIN, the Navy will also conduct an anthro pometric study to update 20-year old data on body composition relative to clothing, equipment and human interface sys tems such as body armor and flight equipment. Approximately 2,500 male and 2,500 female Sailors and officers will partici pate in this study. Additionally, over the next several months, the Navy will conduct a fit and wear evaluation of the current male offi cer and enlisted dress cover by female midship men and female enlist ed Sailors. This Navy Standard Cover initiative aims to promote unifor mity and professional appearance among our Sailors and officers, contributing toward a climate of inclusion for all per sonnel. Approximately 1,050 female officers and Sailors will take part in the Navy Standard Cover fit and wear evaluation and feedback. Enlisted women assigned to U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command Band in Norfolk and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Band in San Diego will wear the male enlisted white hat (Dixie Cup) or male CPO combination cover while conducting ceremonies and performances dur ing the summer uniform wear period. Female midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and enlisted women in the USNA band will wear the male midshipman and male CPO combination cover, respectively, starting this summer until January 2013. Enlisted women assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, USFF Band and PACFLT Band will wear the Dixie Cup male CPO combination cover and the service dress blue jumpers (E1E6) while conducting ceremonies and perfor mances during the winter uniform wear period until January 2013. During and after these evaluation periods, the Navy will collect wear feedback from partici pants and will brief Navy leadership about the findings. Progress on the ini tiative will be presented to the Navy Uniform Board. Sailors who have par ticipated in past wear programs and evalua tions have provided valu able feedback that has made an impact on our decision-making, and in the end, provided the rest of the fleet a better uniform product, said Van Buskirk. We hope to continue this two-way dialogue through the planned fleet-wide survey of womens uniform items and the Navy Standard Cover initiative.From Page 1UniformFamilies List Retirement, Pay As Top IssuesAmerican Forces Press ServiceMilitary families regard the possible change of military retirement ben efits as their top concern, according to the results of a major survey released May 9. The 2012 Military Family Lifestyle Survey also shows that pay and benefits, the impact of deployments on chil dren, operational tempo, spouse employment and education and combat stress and brain injuries are most on the minds of military family members. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit military fam ily support organization, released the findings of its third annual sur vey before a Capitol Hill audience of Congress members, military fam ily members and support organizations, and media. That data in this sur vey is the story of our lives, said Kathy RothDouquet, the chief exec utive officer of Blue Star Families. The survey, she said, is conducted by professional researchers who also are military family members. More than 4,000 fam ily members responded to the survey, represent ing each of the services active, National Guard and reserve, and Coast Guard and all areas of the country. Nearly half of the survey respondents have a service member in the senior enlisted ranks, and 64 percent of respondents are between the ages of 25 and 44. Among the findings: Thirty-one percent of respondents listed pos sible changes to retire ment benefits as their biggest concern, followed by 20 percent who cited pay and benefits as their top concern; Veterans said their biggest concerns related to separating from the military were employ ment opportunities, fol lowed by access to health care; Seven percent of respondents listed opera tional tempo as their top concern, and support for staying in the military dropped from 52 percent for families who were separated 13 to 24 months, to 15 percent for those who spent more than 37 months apart; Sixty percent of spouse respondents are not cur rently employed, and of those, 53 percent wanted to be; 57 percent said being a military spouse has a negative impact on their ability to work; 27 percent had prob lems getting professional licenses to transfer to dif ferent states; Six percent of respondents listed post-traumatic stress, combat stress and traumatic brain inju ries as their top issue; 26 percent said their ser vice member had signs of post-traumatic stress and 3 percent said they had a diagnosis. Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secre tary of defense for mili tary community and family policy, said the department and the nation are challenged by economic problems today, but that both must take care of military families. Things changed after the Vietnam War, Gordon said. We got out of Vietnam and into the all-volunteer force, he said. Because of that, our force became a married force. Also, Gordon said, the military now is struc tured so that the entire military goes to war. Indeed, the survey found that National Guard and Reserve members have spent as much time away from home in the past decade as active duty members. Other findings of the survey show: Ninety-two per cent of respondents said they could help their children make positive school decisions during a spouses deployment, but 64 percent said deployment hampered their childrens abilities to par ticipate in extracurricular activities; Ten percent of family members responded that they had considered sui cide, compared to 9 per cent for service members. Fifty-seven percent said prevention should be aimed at training front line supervisors and commanders; Eighty-one percent volunteered in the past year; Eighty-nine percent are registered to vote; Eighty-two percent believe the all-volunteer force works well; Seventy percent were satisfied with the military lifestyle, and 60 percent would recommend the military for young people; and Seventy-two percent said changing the law to allow gays to serve open ly has had no impact on their service members. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Resident Energy Conservation Program To Launch Navy-wideFrom Commander, Navy Installations Command Public AffairsCommander, Navy Installations Command will expand the scope of the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) for Public Private Venture (PPV) housing in the U.S. in phases begin ning in October 2012. RECP transfers the responsibility for payment of utilities from the PPV project to the residents, consistent with OSD pol icy. Research indicates that residents use less when their rent does not include utilities. In 1998, OSD established policy requiring the transfer of responsibility for the payment of utilities from our PPV project owner to the residents. RECP was created to promote the responsible use of energy in Navy/Marine Corps PPV housing. RECP focuses on utility conservation efforts to reduce electric ity and gas usage in PPV housing. In January 2011 the RECP pilot program transferred responsibil ity for payment of utili ties to residents living in PPV housing in Hawaii and in Marine Corps Housing at Parris Island and Beaufort, S.C. The pilot program reduced electricity usage by almost 10 percent and generated savings in excess of $1M to reinvest into the PPV housing project to fund reserve accounts used to sustain the financial health of the projects. RECP was a great success in Hawaii and Beaufort because our service members and their families increased their awareness of their electricity use result ing in conservation of energy without sacrific ing comfort, said Corky Vazquez, CNIC Housing Program manager. When we reduce our energy consumption, we save money. The money we save will be reinvested into the housing commu nities in which our Sailors and their families live. These funds will be used to improve the homes and neighborhoods. The RECP methodol ogy works like this: like type groups of homes are metered and their util ity usage is measured monthly (water excluded) to develop an average usage. A buffer of 10% is applied above and below the average to create an average usage band residents with usage above the band for their like type group pay and those under will receive a rebate. The program starts with a communication phase followed by a mock trial billing period that pre pares residents for live billing. The schedule for the RECP Navy-wide rollout will be in phases depending upon whether meters are in place and the project is ready to implement. During 2013 all PPV projects will start live billing. The tentative roll out schedule for live billing is shown by Region of the country as follows (check with the local housing office for more details): New Orleans: January 2013 Northwest, Midwest, Southeast: April 2013 Southwest: July 2013 Mid-Atlantic and Northeast: October 2013 For more specific infor mation about when the RECP will roll out for a specific installation con tact your local Navy housing office; a master list of all Navy installation housing offices is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/hous ing. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus laid out five aggressive energy goals in October 2009 to improve our energy security and efficiency, increase our energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy. This initiative assists in achieving the energy goal of increasing alternative energy afloat and ashore where by 2020, the Department of the Navy (DON) will pro duce at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alter native sources and 50 percent of DON installations will be net-zero.Got Pirate Problem? Theres An App For ThatFrom Office of Naval ResearchThe Department of Defense will begin funding an Office of Naval Research (ONR)sponsored project aimed at developing Web appli cations to help multina tional navies police the worlds oceans, officials announced May 14. The International Collaborative Development for Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness (ICODE MDA) was one of 14 projects selected by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to receive $1 million awards begin ning this fall through the Coalition Warfare Program, which funds international collabora tive research efforts. The ICODE MDA proj ect is a research alli ance between ONR and Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). ONR is partnering with scien tists in Chile to build widgets, or Web-based appli cations, for use by sailors and maritime operators to analyze data and other information to combat pirates, drug smugglers, arms traffickers, ille gal fishermen and other nefarious groups. A lot of maritime threats occur in develop ing parts of the world, said Dr. Augustus Vogel, associate director for Latin America and subSaharan Africa in ONRGlobals Chile office. Our goal is to develop partnerships with countries that have maritime threats to help solve those prob lems. ONR will tap research ers at the Technical University of Federico Santa Maria, one of Chiles top engineer ing schools, to create Web-based tools in an open source environment. The work will focus on producing software to improve automation, small-target detection and intent detection. Ultimately, the soft ware will be compatible with multiple maritime network systems so that navies around the world can use the tools and share information for global operations. Well take those tools and integrate them into a widget framework that can be part of a coalitionaccessible Web portal, said John Stastny, an engineer in the advanced analysis systems branch at SSC Pacific, who is helping to lead the ICODE MDA project. The effort in Chile is part of a larger col laborative project that encompasses nations in Africa, where ICODE MDA has been under way with researchers at the University of Ghana, University of Pretoria, University of Mauritius and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa. For more information about ICODE MDA, go to http://code.google. com/p/icode-mda/. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 13

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May 18: White T-Shirt Graffiti Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Grab a sharpie and get to writ ing! Make new friends, network or maybe meet that special someone. T-shirts will be provid ed. Featuring live band Cupids Alley plus free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 23: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by MWR A-Team. For tickets, call (904) 270-5228. May 24: Party like a Pin-Up 40s Night. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Karaoke, costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 25-31: Spin Your Yarn. All day at Castaways lounge. Anyone from the armed forces, young or seasoned, can stop by Castaways and share their story. Sign out poster with your name, branch, command and service dates. After signing, pick your booty from Castaways Treasure Chest. 270-7205 May 27: Memorial Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on all hand cards, computer and paper specials, extra drawings, free hot snack food, and more! Wear red, white & blue and receive a $5 discount. May 27: Showtime Video Rock & Bowl Special. 7-11 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. $12 include 4 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling laser light show. Free T-Shirts, beverage specials, colored headpin bowling, and half-price wings for bowlers. 2705377 May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-5377 May 29: Captains Cup Kickball Begins Season ends July 26. 270-5451. May 29: Co-Ed Softball Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. MWRMay 18: Movie Night Punch & Munch. 7-11 p.m. at the Teen Center. We provide the food and drinks, you sit back and enjoy the film. 246-0347 May 18: Freedom FridayFiesta. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 May 19: Teen TripSaturday Night Cosmic Skate. Jacksonville Indoor Sports & Ice Complex 8-10 pm. Meet up at 6:30 p.m. at the Teen Center; return by 11 pm Permission slip required. Ages 13-17; cost $5. Bring your own money for the concession stand. 2460347 May 24: School Age Care Talent Show. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center. Advanced sign up required. 270-5680 May 25: Wet Wild Wacky Water Wars. 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Beat the heat with water balloon fights, slip n slide challenges and more. 2460347 May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-537 KID The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. May 18: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. FREE. May 18: White T-Shirt Graffiti Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Grab a sharpie and get to writ ing! Make new friends, network or maybe meet that special someone. T-shirts will be provid ed. Featuring live band Cupids Alley plus free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 19-20: Daytona Beach Weekend. Come enjoy fun in the sun at the beach. Van departs 9 a.m. Sign-up deadline May 15. Cost $60; cost includes transportation & hotel. May 21: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. May 22: Ice Skating. Van departs 6:30 p.m. Cost $5 May 23: Black Jack Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 23: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by MWR A-Team. For tickets, call (904) 270-5228. May 24: Party like a Pin-Up 40s Night. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Karaoke, costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 May 24: Beach and Picnic Trip. Van departs Liberty Center at 4 p.m. FREE. May 25-31: Spin Your Yarn. All day at Castaways lounge. Anyone from the armed forces, young or seasoned, can stop by Castaways and share their story. Sign out poster with your name, branch, com mand and service dates. After signing, pick your booty from Castaways Treasure Chest. 270-7205 May 27: Memorial Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on all hand cards, computer and paper specials, extra drawings, free hot snack food, and more! Wear red, white & blue and receive a $5 discount. May 27: Showtime Video Rock & Bowl Special. 7-11 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. $12 include 4 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling laser light show. Free T-Shirts, beverage specials, colored headpin bowling, and half-price wings for bowlers. 2705377 May 27: Ichnetucknee Springs Trip. Come tub ing down the river.Van Departs Liberty Center 9 a.m. Cost $10 May 28: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Military Appreciation Game. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. FREE. May 28: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Bowl all day long (11 am-7 pm) for only $8! Kids 4-5 years old $5; Kids 3 and under FREE. First come, first serve. Individuals may be asked to share lanes and make new friends. Lanes left vacant will be turned off. 270-5377 May 29: Captains Cup Kickball Begins Season ends July 26. 270-5451. May 29: Co-Ed Softball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. May 29: Cummer Art Museum Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE May 30: 5 Points Shopping Van Departs Liberty Center 11 a.m. FREE LIBERTY While he works to protect the country,St. Jude works to save his daughter from a deadly disease.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.800-822-6344www.stjude.orgMatt Pasco, Chief Warrant Ofcer 2 and his daughter Delilah 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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ful deployments with the USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67) Battle Group aboard USS Spruance (DD 963) and the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Battle Group aboard USS Peterson (DDG 969), NATO flag ship for Operation Allied Force, NATOs military response to the 1999 Kosovo crisis. Following a shore tour as an instructor pilot with HSL-40 in which he was named Pilot of the Year in 2001 and 2002, CDR Burd reported to HSL-46 as the squadron Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor. In his next assign ment, Burd returned to HSL-42 for his Officerin-Charge/Department Head tour. In 2004, he led a two-plane detach ment in USS Vicksburg (CG 69), escort for the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group, during a com bat deployment insup port ofOperation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. While serving as Operations Officer for HSL-42, Burd participat ed in Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts where he conducted the life-saving airborne res cue of 84 storm victims. After graduating from the U.S. Naval War College, Burd was assigned to the Pentagon as a member of the Joint Staff, Operations Directorate (J-3). Burds next assignment will be at the Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. Dunn, born in Milton, Fla., was commissioned in May of 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned his Surface Warfare Officer desig nation while serving on USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) and served on board USS Cleveland (LPD 7) before submitting a lateral transfer package for Naval Aviation. Dunn was des ignated a Naval Aviator in 2000 and reported to his first operational squad ron at HSL-48. While at HSL-48, he served as the squadron NATOPS Officer and deployed with USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71). From October 2003 to February 2005, Dunn was assigned as PERS 441A, Assistant Washington Placement, Bureau of Naval Personnel. While there, he managed place ment for the Joint Staff, BUPERS, and coordinated the submission of nomi nation packages for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. After completing FRS refresher training, Dunn deployed as the HSL-42 Detachment 8 Officerin-Charge with USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) to support Combined Task Force 158 and Fifth Fleet. Upon his return, he served as Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. From May 2008 until June 2010, Dunn was assigned to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director, Operations and as Deputy Branch Chief, Defeat the Device Line of Operation, managing a budget in excess of one billion dol lars while ensuring the rapid development and procurement of CounterIED technologies. Taking Dunns Place as executive officer is Cmdr. Michael J. Weaver. Weaver is a 1995 gradu ate of the from the State University of New York at Fort Schuyler (Maritime College), where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology and Oceanography and a U.S. Coast Guard License as a Third Mate. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from George Washington University. Weavers ini tial sea tour was spent at HSL-42, where he later returned to complete his Department Head and OIC tour. His shore tours include the Navy Washington DC Intern Program, where he served on various staffs includ ing the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-8) and the OPNAV Staff (N78); Aide to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His most recent tour was as executive officer of HSM40.From Page 1HSL-46the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to provide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was estab lished Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. Thomas, a native of Norfolk, gradu ated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and is a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Assignments at sea included USS Shreveport (LPD 12) as main propul sion assistant and navigator; engineer officer in USS Estocin (FFG 15) and USS Willamette (AO 180); flag lieutenant to commander, 2nd Fleet; executive officer in USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55); command of USS Ross (DDG 71); and command of Destroyer Squadron 26. Ashore, Thomas served in the Surface Warfare Junior Officer Assignment Branch of the Bureau of Naval Personnel; in the Personnel Plans and Policy Division of the Joint Staff; as flag secretary to commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; on the staff of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as executive officer to the director of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review and executive assistant to the director of Operations, Plans, and Policy (N3/N5); and as chief of staff to commander, 2nd Fleet. Upon selection for flag officer, Thomas has served as the deputy chief of staff for Global Force Management and Joint Operations on the staff of commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and com mander, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; commander, Carrier Strike Group Two; and his current assignment as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.From Page 1Stark THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012 15

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Military Mom Movie Night The Greater Jacksonville Area USO, in partnership with Chevrolet and General Motors, invites all expecting military mothers to enter for a chance to participate in our first ever Military Mom Movie Night. This mommys night out event on Friday, May 18 is an opportunity for expecting military mothers to watch the highly anticipated What to Expect When Youre Expecting, movie together featuring an ensemble cast of Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, Rodrigo Santoro, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock and others. Randomly selected win ners will meet at George Moore Chevrolet on Atlantic Boulevard and caravan in brand new GM vehicles to the theater. After the movie, well go to a local pizzeria to eat, socialize and talk about the movie! To enter for a chance at participat ing in this Military Mom Movie Night event, you must be an expecting mother and must respond to drawing@usojax.com by Friday, May 11 3 p.m. Please include your full name and phone number. E-mail subject line should be titled Military Mom Movie Night. Participants must be able to meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012. The event is sched uled to end between 8-8:30 p.m. This is a free event (GM will provide theater tickets and dinner afterwards. Participants are welcome to purchase movie concessions on their own). Seats avail able: 22 (no husbands, boyfriends, sisters, kids, etc.). Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Winners will be random ly selected, notified by phone and announced in our weekly USO newslet ter. USO Military Appreciation Day At Mayport Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO will host our 10th Annual Military Appreciation Day at NS Mayport Sea Otter Pavilion on Saturday, May 19. This is a great FREE family event from noon4 p.m. There will be free food, music, bounce houses, games and much more, including free admission to pool. Play Group At The Mayport USO Fleet and Family Service Center sponsors a playgroup at the Mayport USO every Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. May 24 will include a craft hour from 10-11 a.m. as well. For more information please contact Lauren Walton, New Parent Support Program at Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center 904-2706600. Free Banners For Returning Service Members Sign-a-Rama, a local, small business has a great offer to support returning troops! Offer details: 1. This a free banner provided to a spouse or parent or child of an individual service member returning from combat duty. 2. One free banner per household, please. 3. Orders are placed by the family, by calling (904) 272-8333, or emailing me at herb@jaxsignarama. com with the subject line banner for my loved one 4. We would like about a 7 to 10 day notice, if possible, so that we can fit it into our production schedule. 5. We are unable to ship these banners. We are a local owned fran chise, with a store at 175-1 Blanding Boulevard, and one in Jacksonville at 3663 Southside Boulevard. This is a service for the Jacksonville/Orange Park area. Banners are only for returning combat troops and unfortunately, are not available for troops assigned to NSB Kings Bay, GA. These banners are provided for FREE and please do not request a banner be prepared and no show up to pick it up. Veterans Farm Needs Your Support Veterans Farm is a farm in Jacksonville that strives to help disabled combat veterans get back into society through the use of horticulture thera py. Veterans work on the farm and develop skills to help them overcome their physical, mental, and employment problems. We grow datil peppers and blueberries that carry our Veterans Farm label. Wal-Mart is having a Get on the Shelf contest, similar to American Idol. If we win, Veterans Farm products will be on WalMart shelves all over the country. The more prod ucts we sell, the more veterans you will help. Our mission is to win this contest, and get our products on their shelves. PLEASE text to 383838 to VOTE! For more infor mation please visit www. getontheshelf.com 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 June 1 at 8 pm. NAS Jax USO and Mayport USO now have Donation Tickets available for pur chase! The tickets are only $10. Stop by your USO center today! All sales are cash only at the centers or at Post 283. K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! 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. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOFFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more informa tion about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. May 17, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 17, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children 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. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children their childs age. All children age four and below are invited to attend. May 21, 1-4p.m., Relationship com munication, FFSC room 702 Whether youve been dating for six months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keep ing your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new tech niques, which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effective communication. Class is a one-time two-hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. May 21-24, 8a.m.-4p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building One Room 1616 May 22, 9-11a.m., Active Parenting FFSC room 702 May 23, 34:30p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC room 702 May 24, 1-2p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses, FFSC room 719 May 24, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 24, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO May 24, 10-11a.m., Craft Hour (dur ing playgroup), USO May 29, 9-11a.m., Active Parenting FFSC room 702 May 29, 6-8p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building One Room 104 May 30, 34:30p.m., Managing Anger Group, FFSC room 702 May 31, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman, FFSC room 702 May 31, 9:00a.m. 12:00p.m., Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD for Operational Analysis (JCOA) as a Military Analyst. During this assignment, Brown was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a Military Analyst to the staff of MultiNational Force-Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Under Browns lead ership, USS Robert G. Bradley completed a successful 2011 African Partnership Station (APS) deployment. APS is a multinational secu rity cooperation initia tive, currently comprised of 34 nations and led by U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica and aimed at improving maritime safe ty and security in Africa while building lasting relationships. RGB took part in Theatre Security and Cooperation visits in Nouakchott, Mauritania; Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; Sao Tome and Principle; Libreville, Gabon; and Luanda, Angola and hosted three hubs in Lome, Togo; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Lagos, Nigeria. Throughout deploy ment, Brown participated in nine luncheons with ambassadors, captains, government officials, hosted eight receptions on board, took a part in ten COMREL projects, delivered four pallets for project handclasp, hosted twenty APS ship riders, participated in three multi-national exer cises with twenty differ ent countries, and was visited by General Ward (AFRICOM), General Ham (AFRICOM), and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Master Chief West. The highlight of deployment for Brown were the three multinational exercises, USS Robert G. Bradley participat ed in. During Phoenix Express, Brown served as SAG Alpha Commander. Phoenix Express is a multi-nation exercise with partners from fif teen North African and European countries involving nine surface units, two MPA aircraft, two helos and 14 MIO boarding team. Prior to the exercise his crew restored communication systems in the Algerian Frigate and his opera tional team provided out standing support to the NAVAF staff in planning the exercise. During the exercise RGB also served as flag ship for CTF 68. Under his direction as SAG Commander, units achieved targeted board ings far ahead of sched ule, additionally CDR Browns input to the TF Commander facilitated operations for the other SAG. During the Exercise the excise goal was achieved with less units than the previous year by 20 plus additional board ings. Ehlers is a native of Portsmouth, Va. He is a 1996 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Commission in the U.S. Navy. Ehlers joined Robert G. Bradley in October of 2010 as the ships Executive Officer. Prior to reporting to USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) as Executive Officer, Ehlers served on the staff of United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Tampa, Fla. Robert G. Bradley is homeported in Mayport, FL and is preparing for an upcoming deployment later this year.From Page 1RGB 16 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

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