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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Gator Girl Reports For DutyThe Mirror editorGrowing up just a couple of miles down the way from the Appalachicola River in Blountstown, Florida, Angel Boily knows a few things about gators. Shes swam with them and even been chased by a couple of them. Now she has become the fourth female ever contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to trap them. The wife of an USS Taylor officer, Boily offi cially joined the small community of nui sance alligator trap pers last month after receiving training with Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP). Through SNAP, FWC con tracts with private individuals to remove specific nuisance alligators. There are five additional nui sance alligator trappers in Duval County; two in St. Johns; one in Nassau and one in Baker. Julie Harter of Hillsborough County was the first female trap per hired in 2003, accord ing to FWC. With her team of Gator Girls, the 5-foot, 3-inch es mother of four has already had her first trap, a four-footer that she said was a good starting size. A good thing consider ing that one of her team members is her 17-yearold daughter Bridget. She loves it, Boily said. Shes ready to go get another one. She and I have fun. Shes my navi gator. Boily has also recruit ed another Navy spouse, Serena Williford, to assist her. Boilys team mem bers hold alligator agent licenses and work under her trapping license. She jumped on the chance, said Boily said. Shes a thrill seeker too. Were not ordinary sit at home kind of people. We like to get out and get our hands dirty. Alligator hunting is not boring. The trappers remove an alligator after it is deemed a nuisance by FWC and they receive authorization from SNAP or FWC. Generally, an alliga tor may be considered a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and is believed to pose a threat to people, pets or proper ty. Nuisance alligators are harvested and not relocat ed, according to FWC. Boily has been around and worked with ani mals most of her life. And like a good southern girl, learned how to shoot a gun around the age of 10 when her uncle gave her a little .22 [rifle]. I just started shooting targets with it, she said. By the time she reached her teen years, she was out hunting deer with her friends. I grew up on a little farm, she said. I always had chicken, goats and cows. As she got older, she began working with Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Altha, Florida. Under the guidance of Big Bend founder Betsy Knight, Boily said she learned how to work with reptiles, such as alligators, and other exotic and domestic animals. Boily worked at the sanctuary for around three years before mov ing to Valdosta, Ga., and joining the team of ani mal care specialists at Wild Adventures Theme Park working specifically with the hoofstock in the wildlife area. It was during this time that Boily met her husband, Ensign Justin Boily, and eventu ally moved with him and the Navy to Naval Station Mayport. Last year, Boily said that she was surfing FWCs Walsh Takes Command Of HSM-40From HSM-40Cmdr. William Walsh relieved Capt. Clayton Conley as command ing officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40) on May 24 during a change of com mand ceremony in the HSM-40 hangar. Conley served as the commanding offi cer of HSM-40 from April 2010 to May 2012. HSM-40 is the Navys East Coast MH-60R and single-site SH-60B Fleet Replacement Squadron. The commands mission is to provide readiness training to fleet replace ment pilots and fleet replacement aircrewmen. During Conleys tour, HSM-40 transitioned to a dual Type/Model/Series squadron flying MH-60R and SH-60B helicopters. HSM-40 was awarded the 2010 and 2011 Cmdr. Theodore G. Ellyson Aviator Production Excellence Award for demonstrating superior efficiency in meeting fleet requirements for pilots and aircrewmen within the CNO-approved sylla bus time to train. HSM-40 also surpassed the 100,000 Class A mis hap-free flight hour mile stone during Conleys ten ure. Conley will report to Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet for duties as the Deputy Commodore. Walshs previous assignment was on the OPNAV Staff serving as the SH-60B/MH-60R Requirements Officer for the Director of Naval Air Warfare. Walsh was the plankowner command ing officer during his first command tour at HSM70. -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. William Walsh reads his orders as he takes com mand of HSM-40, relieving Capt. Clayton Conley, right, as the squadrons commanding officer. Also pictured is Commodore Doug ten Hoopen,Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet.See Trapper, Page 13 -Photo submittedAngel Boily and daughter Bridget hold a four-foot alligator they captured as trappers with the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. Boily is the fourth female to be contract ed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a nuisance alligator trapper. -Photo by Katie CallawayRed caution flags wave furiously in the strong winds of Tropical Storm Beryl at the Jettys beach walkover as weather watchers check out the rough seas resulting from the weather.Be Prepared For Hurricane SeasonThe Mirror EditorStrong winds and flooding rains from Tropical Storm Beryl this weekend are good reminders for Naval Station Mayport Sailors and families to get their strategies in place for this hurricane sea son, according to NS Mayport Emergency Manager Steve Millican. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, there have already been two named storms in May. I think the lesson we need to impress on people is that they really need to be prepared, Millican said. [Beryl] was spinning off the coast and then all of a sudden it got organized and turned into a tropi cal storm. If this had increased to a Category One [hurricane], would you have been ready? Can you be ready in less than 24 hours? Joplin only had 20 minutes to prepare [for tornadoes]. Joplin, Missouri was hit May 2011 with a catastrophic tornado in which more than 150 people lost their lives. Weather systems like tropical storms bring with them high winds and rains, but can also produce tornados that can cause even more damage. If you dont have a plan in place, if you dont have [emergency] kits in place, then you need to get them ready, Millican said. The Emergency Management Office pro duces a digital Hazard Information Handbook that outlines plans and procedures to make in case of a natural or man made disaster.See Beryl, Page 10

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 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, We dodged a bullet over the long Memorial Day Weekend as Tropical Storm Beryl came ashore just south of us here at Naval Station Mayport. Luckily there were no storm related injuries, and the damage while widespread was rela tively minor. We did have a large Live Oak in Bennett Shores Housing that fell on the corner of a house damaging the roof and numerous other trees and limbs down, but overall we were extremely lucky. Lets use this experience in a positive way and dust off our family evacu ation plans, and heavy weather plans prior to the official start of hurricane season tomorrow. As we saw last week end, removing missile hazards from your yards, stocking up on water, bat teries and ready to eat staples, goes a long way towards being ready for the next Big One. I cant say enough about our Harbor OPS team, duty Sea Tractor teams and Harbor Pilot Kevin Cavanaugh these shipmates spent all Saturday and Sunday night, racing around the basin, tightening lines, mak ing fenders and support equipment fast and minimizing damage to warships and wharves a Herculean effort that was not unnoticed by the highest levels of Navy Leadership BRAVO ZULU Shipmates, you made us all proud...again! Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Talk with your families, dust off your evacuation plans and make sure your TWIMS information is updated. More information will be posted in The Mirror as we get into the season. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE. Speaking of weather...hydrate, hydrate. Working out or running under this Florida sun and humidity can lead to dehydration before you know it. Pay attention to the heat index warning flags and I will say again, stay hydrated! Welcome back is in order for more than 250 Sailors stationed on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) with their arrival last week from their seven-month deployment conducting maritime operations in the Mediterranean. While deployed, the ship participated in a wide range of operations and took part in several exercises with NATO allies in support of maritime security. Some of the ships port visits included stops in Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Croatia. Congratulations for the ten new dads on board who for the first time, held their babies. I cannot tell you enough how rewarding it is to see one of our ships return, and see the families on the pier who held the fort down for their Sailors who stood the watch at sea. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in orchestrat ing a superb homecoming. Big thanks to Lt. Mike Simmons and his EODMU Six Det team who assisted the Fernandina Police Department last week and combed a section of the beach for unexploded ordnance. In the past month, EOD responded to Fernandina Beach for two separate responsesinvolving unexploded ord nance items found by an individual combing the beach with a metal detec tor. Of the two items found, one was pre-WWI and the other was determined to be from the Vietnam era. Both items found were rendered harmless. Its com munity involvement like this that often goes unnoticed. Thanks for the helping hand, and well done! Thanks and well deserved recognition goes out to our base services department for all that they do in helping to keep the base looking sharp. Your work DOES NOT go unnoticed, and my thanks go out to all of you. Mark your calendars...On June 4, Naval Station Mayport will hold a com memorative ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway onboard our own USS DeWert (FFG 45). The ceremony will include a wreath laying and 21-gun salute. The Battle of Midway (4-7 June 1942), fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Before this bat tle, the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Because of communication intelligence success es, the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking four Japanese carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor only six months before. After Midway, the Americans and their Allies took the offensive in the Pacific. Details on the start time of the ceremony will be forthcoming. Transferring? The summer months are the busiest move season of the year as hundreds of thousands of service members receive orders to new assignments across the nation and worldwide. NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) advises those transferring to book their moves early. The period of May 15 through August 31 is the annual peak move season. For those of you planning a move, you should give your Household Goods offic es a minimum of three weeks lead time to initiate an effective, smoother move experience. GLS warns that service members who are faced with trying to move during this bottleneck period might find themselves with fewer options if they wait too long to book a move date. They further sug gest that families be flexible with their moving dates, plan ahead, and recog nize that now is the time to get rid of unwanted items to reduce their ship ments weight. Service members have two options for moving their household goods. They can choose a government arranged move, in which a contractor packs and ships their household goods, or they may perform a Personally Procured Move (PPM) for merly known as a DITY move, where the customer arranges to rent a truck or trailer, or uses their own vehicle to move their items. For more information on either option and to start the move process, go to www.move.mil. For questions or concerns about moving, customers may e-mail householdgoods@navy.mil for assistance or contact their local personal property shipping office. Keep in mind that no problem big or small cannot be settled with help. We have that help in a wide variety at our own Fleet and Family Support Center. From financial to mental health counsel ing, we cover all bases. Please know, and let your families know, that confidential help is in place for everyone. Too often we see Sailors not taking advantage of the help we offer. WE ARE A FAMILIY and each one of you are vital to our team. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. e safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSWith school over for the 20112012 school year in less than a week, it is important for high school students to be aware of some important tasks they must complete over the summer months. Even graduating seniors have several tasks they most complete before starting college in the fall. Check out these important reminders! Graduating Seniors: pleted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and received a response from colleges. Bright Futures funds will not be released in the fall without this. This is a new BF eligibility rule. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply. application at www.floridastu dentfinancialaid.org to indicate the college you actually plan to attend. college, make sure your high school sends to the NCAA Clearinghouse this summer your final transcript which con firms your high school gradua tion. Rising 9-12th Graders: summer. Who offers a degree program you are interested in? What are the application deadlines? What does the col leges Freshman Profile look like (GPA, test scores)? At www.ACT.org check out their college planning checklist for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. Other great college planning resources include www.facts.org, www. campustours.com, and www. collegeboard.com. SAT scores for college admis sions, graduation, post second ary readiness or Bright Futures? Try these free websites for test prep www.majortests.com, www.SoarAtHome.org, www. March2Success.com gibility requirements at http:// www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/ vice work. Bright Futures now requires community service for all three levels of their schol arships. Students promoted to ninth grade can start earn ing community service hours. Check out the district guide lines online at http://www. duvalschools.org/static/about dcps/departments/acadprog/ guidance_services/downloads/ Community%20Service%20 12-11.pdf. The verification form for completed hours is available at http://www.duvalschools. org/static/aboutdcps/depart -Summer Activities For High School StudentsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingJune is one of the most popular months for wed dings so I thought this might be a good time to talk about relationships. Whether you are get ting ready to be married or have been married for several years, relation ships can always benefit from taking a pause from the daily routines and evaluate where you are and where you want to be. Just as we give our cars a tune-up periodically, it is also a great idea to give our relationships a tuneup on a regular basis. A common stressor for relationships revolves around money. The easi est approach for tack ling this issue is to have a budget with goals that both spouses agree with. Being in the military offers many free resources to help with that: commands have financial specialists to help and there are also great resourc es at Fleet and Family Support Program and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Many churches also offer more extensive programs like Financial Peace University that are designed to help families with budgets and spend ing habits. Romance is one of the most important parts of a healthy marriage and it is much more fun to work on than budgets. Hearing a couple share how they just dont love each other anymore is not an unfa miliar complaint heard by marriage counselors. It might happen after hav ing children who take up so much of our time and become the center of attention, or people just falling into more self-cen tered habits rather than focusing on the needs and wants of the other. It is always a good time to relight the spark of passion and romance or to throw on another log onto a dimming fire in a couples relationship. Having date-nights or spending a weekend away, even if it is at the Relationship Tune-ups Keep Marriages RunningLt. Peter Dietz Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSNavy Lodge on base, are great routines to be in, but even more so, it is impor tant for couples to know what each other wants and needs from their spouse. What are the things that you loved most about your spouse when you first met? What were the things that you did that your spouse found most attractive and spe cial? Have you stopped doing those things? Maybe it would be good to ramp them up again! A couple of other things to consider as you work on your relationship. The first is social media. If you have old boy/girlfriends or ex-spouses as friends on Facebook or similar sites, get rid of them! Having an ex as a friend on Facebook can only lead to trouble and lead to trust related issues Another big prob lem for men and a grow ing number of women is pornography. If you are viewing porn you are most likely weakening your relationship. This is a much harder thing to fix than unfriending on Facebook. There are many resources to help with this as well and your Chaplain can help get you back on a healthy track. Spring is the season of love so re-light your pas sion for each other!See SLO, Page 3

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NECC Forms Coastal Riverine ForceReserve Squadron At NS MayportFrom Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public AffairsNavy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is establish ing a new command, the Coastal Riverine Force (CORIVFOR), a merger of Riverine Group 1 and the Maritime Expeditionary Security Force (MESF), June 1. CORIVFOR will per form core maritime expe ditionary security mis sions in the green and brown waters bridging the gap between traditional Navy blue water opera tions and land-based forces, spanning the capabilities that currently reside with the riverine and expeditionary secu rity force. We are combin ing maritime expedi tionary and riverine forces to preserve a range of capabilities in brown, blue and green water environments, said Capt. James C. Hamblet, commodore of Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 2. Although Coastal Riverine Force will pre dominantly perform force protection type missions, when required it will be capable of con ducting offensive opera tions which will enhance mission effectiveness throughout the force. CORIVFOR will be composed of active and Reserve component unit capable of defending high value assets against a determined enemy and, when ordered, conduct ing offensive combat operations. Capable of conducting 24-hour oper ations, CORIVFOR will provide port and harbor security, offshore protec tion for maritime infra structure and Military Sealift Command ships operating in coastal waterways. When nec essary elements of this force will provide offen sive combat capabili ties. CORIVFOR will uti lize a mix of maritime expeditionary security and riverine equipment with plans to procure additional craft in the future. CORIVFOR will be comprised of two Echelon IV groups, Coastal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 1 homeported in Imperial Beach, Calif. with squad rons located in San Diego at the Naval Amphibious Base. CORIVGRU 2 will be homeported in Portsmouth, Va. with active squadrons locat ed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Va., a for ward deployed detach ment in Bahrain, and reserve squadrons located in Newport, R.I. and NS Mayport. By combining capa bilities we will be able to provide a more effective way of expanding mari time security both inland and on coastal water ways, said Hamblet. The establishment of Coastal Riverine Force will take place June 1 at JEBLC-FS for CORIVGRU 2 and Imperial Beach, Calif. for CORIVGRU 1. The forces initial oper ating capability is slated for October 2012 and the CORIVFOR will reach Full Operational Capability in Oct. 2014. All current and sched uled routine deployments will continue as normal. Hamblet will become the first commodore of CORIVGRU 2. Capt. Eric Moss, commordore of Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 1, will command CORIVGRU 1. CORIVFOR is a com ponent of NECC and provides flexible responsive maritime security forces capable of performing high level security. ments/acadprog/guidance_servic es/downloads/serviceverif.pdf vice? Try HandsOn Jacksonville at www.handsonjacksonville.org ferent activities you have partici pated in, including clubs, sports, community service, and work activ ities. Also include schools attend ed, courses taken, grades received. For mobile military students check out DODEAs site at www.dodea.edu/students/dodea. cfm?cType=hsi&cId=portfolio. While a first step for deciding what to do after high school is talk ing to your school counselor, these summer tasks will certainly put stu dents on the right road to graduat ing from high school and select ing a college. If your student is still not sure about a career or even his strengths, weaknesses, and inter ests to discover a potential career choice, have him take these free self-assessments at www.federal studentaid.ed.gov/preparing and also at www.facts.org. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an education al issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.From Page 2SLO THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 Welcome Home USS The Sullivans -Photo by MCSA Damian BergShips Serviceman 3rd Class Robert Gomez, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), sees his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. The Sullivans completed a seven-month deployment after participating in several exercises with NATO allies in sup port of maritime security. By Ensign Paul Moe Families and friends welcomed back the guid ed-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 59) at Naval Station Mayport on May 22 following completion of a successful sevenmonth deployment to the Mediterranean. I am extremely pleased and proud of the incred ible performance of every Sailor aboard The Sullivans during this demanding deployment, said Cmdr. Samuel De Castro, The Sullivans executive officer. I believe I speak for each member of the crew when I say that we are excited to be home with our fami lies, friends and the great er Mayport Naval Station. The Sullivans and its crew of nearly 300 Sailors conducted a wide range of operations, including ballistic missile defense, and intelligence opera tions. Additionally, the ship and her crew par ticipated in multinational exercises with NATO allies and partner nations in support of theater secu rity cooperation and tacti cal operations. While deployed to the 6th Fleet area of opera tions, USS The Sullivans consistently demonstrat ed unmatched operation al excellence and mission accomplishment while conducting ballistic mis sile defense operations, multinational anti-sub marine exercises, intelli gence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support, said Capt. John Esposito, Deputy Commadore of Destroyer Squadron 60 and acting commanding officer of The Sullivans The officers and crew enjoyed several port vis its in the Mediterranean, including Italy, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Isreal, Turkey, and Cyprus while continuing the U.S. See Homecoming, Page 5 -Photo by MCSA Damian BergFamily and friends await the arrival of their loved ones assigned to the Arleigh Burkeclass guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during the ship's homecom ing celebration at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by Paige GnannSailors look for their loved ones as they disembark USS The Sullivans on May 22 after returning with the ship from a seven-month deployment.-Photo by Paige GnannEnsign Tiffany Hayes reunites with her family pierside after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS The Sullivans. -Photo by MCSA Damian BergSailors assigned to USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) man the rails as the ship arrives in Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by Paige GnannAnnie DeCastro, 8, and Ben DeCastro, 10, hold up their flags while waiting for their father to return with USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannFriends and families of USS The Sullivans wave flags as their Sailors return to NS Mayport.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 5 Navys longstanding tradition of ambassadorship. During the ships visit to Lisbon, Portugal USS The Sullivans hosted ambas sadors and guests on behalf of VADM Frank Pandolfe, Commander 6th Fleet, on the evening of Nov. 22. During the reception, distinguished guests min gled with Officers and Enlisted Sailors from The Sullivans crew, who were also giving tours of the ship for those interested in seeing the U.S. Navys Ballistic Missile Defense assets up close. Many of the guests had never been on a warship of The Sullivans cali ber, and remarked how impressive she and her crew looked that evening. For those crewmem bers in attendance, it was a chance to inter act with many differ ent cultures includ ing Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, the UAE, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, and Norway at the reception.From Page 4Homecoming-Photo by MCSA Damian BergSonar Technician 2nd Class Thomas Morris, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), greets his fiance Lyndsay Cole during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MCSA Damian BergFamily and friends perform a "flash dance" as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) arrives in Naval Station Mayport after a successful seven-month deployment in support of maritime security. -Photo by Paige GnannNew dad, Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (SW/AW/NAC) Joseph Chapman reunites with his family pierside after returning with USS The Sullivans on May 22.-Photo by Paige GnannChief Master-at-Arms Danny Moreaux is welcomed home by his family after returning to NS Mayport with USS The Sullivans after a seven-month deployment.-Photo by Paige GnannOperations Specialist 2nd Class Shantae Poole reunites with her family pierside after returning from a seven-month deployment with USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannNew dad, Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Derick Ausberry holds his new daughter, six-month-old Sarae, as his wife Terri looks on.

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June 1: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tintin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 1: Mini Biathalon (Swim/Run.) 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. Sign up by May 25. 270-5452 June 1: ABC Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. You can wear aluminum foil, duct tape, boxes, trash bags, wrapping paper, toilet paper or any thing! Featuring live band LIFT. Free food, Best in Show contest, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 June 2: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 5 : All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 June 6: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 June 6: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 June 6: Co-Ed Softball Begins. Season ends Aug. 9. 270-5451. June 8: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 11: Summer Swim Lesson Session I Begins Registration is June 8-9 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 12: Summer Beach 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 12: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. June 13: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) June 13: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 June 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 June 15: 1980s Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit plus best 80s costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 15: Outdoor MoviesWe Bought a Zoo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 17: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. Dads bowl for free all day from 1-7 p.m. All other games $2, shoe rental $1, hot dog and fries $2.75. At least one child must accompany dad; bowling must be completed by 7 p.m. 270-5377 June 17: Fathers Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Buy one pack, get one free. Complimentary spa ghetti and meatballs for all players, special game for dads and more! 2707204 June 20: Summer Solstice Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Celebrate the first day of summer with karaoke, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 20: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 June 22: Outdoor MoviesBig Miracle (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 23: UFC 147: Silva vs. Belfort. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 June 25: Summer Swim Lesson Session II Begins Registration is June 22-23 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 29: Surf Contest. 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Sign up by June 15. 270-5451 June 29: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 30: Freedom Fest 2012 4-11 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Come out and enjoy free fun for the entire family: games, rides, face painting, cari cature artists, live bands, water slides, inflatables and much more! ireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. MWRThe 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. June 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. June 1: Mini Biathalon (Swim/Run.) 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. Sign up by May 25. 270-5452 June 1: ABC Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. You can wear aluminum foil, duct tape, boxes, trash bags, wrapping paper, toilet paper or any thing! Featuring live band LIFT. Free food, Best in Show contest, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 June 2: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 2: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline May 26. June 3: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 9 a.m. Cost $5 (includes paintballs, gear and trans portation) June 6: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 June 6: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 June 6: Co-Ed Softball Begins. Season ends Aug. 9. 270-5451. June 8: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 9: Wild Wing Caf Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. June 10: St. Johns Town Center Shopping Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 11: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 12: Summer Beach 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 12: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. June 13: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) June 13: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling LIBERTY 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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June 1: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tintin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 11: Summer Swim Lesson Session I Begins Registration is June 8-9 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 15: Outdoor MoviesWe Bought a Zoo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 15: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 June 17: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. Dads bowl for free all day from 1-7 p.m. All other games $2, shoe rental $1, hot dog and fries $2.75. At least one child must accompany dad; bowling must be completed by 7 p.m. 270-5377 June 22: Outdoor MoviesBig Miracle (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 25: Summer Swim Lesson Session II Begins Registration is June 22-23 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 29: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. June 30: Freedom Fest 2012 4-11 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Come out and enjoy free fun for the entire family: games, rides, face painting, cari cature artists, live bands, water slides, inflatables and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. No outside coolers, food or beverages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. 270-5228 KID -Photos by Paige GnannMaster-at-Arms 2nd Class Jennifer Jutkofsky of NCIS Mayport goes over lessons learned with the children from the Child Development Center during a bike rodeo on May 25. The bike rodeo was designed to teach the chil dren road safety, including recognizing traffic signs and wearing helmets when riding a bike. Traffic stops as it comes to a stop sign at the NCIS bike rodeo. Jutkofsky reminds the children that green is go on a traffic light. Jutkofsky and NCISAgent Sabrina Friday hand out stickers to the children at the end of the bike rodeo. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 7

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-Photos by Paige GnannAbove, Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, answers questions about his travels with the U.S. Navy from fifth graders at Finegan Elementary School. Cochrane was at the elementary school to talk about his career as a naval officer during the schools career day. Right, NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, talks to Finegan Elementary students about his 24 years as a naval officer and the opportunities he took in school to reach his goal. NEX Rewards Good GradesFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange wants to help its custom ers pay for their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times per school year, four students will be the recipients of a $5,000, $3,000 $2,000 or $1,000 U.S. savings bond, denominations at maturi ty. The next drawing will be held at the end of May 2012. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military mem bers, reservists and mili tary retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. Dependent children without an individual Dependent Identification Card must be accompa nied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate ver ify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX prod ucts and services. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to win a savings bond through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded $504,000 in sav ings bonds with the help of its generous vendor partners. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 9

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USS Roosevelt Hosts Families Military Spouse, Child Appreciation Pancake BreakfastUSS RooseveltUSS Roosevelt (DDG 80) welcomed aboard the spouses and children of its Sailors to recognize the dedication, support and sacrifice they have shown while supporting the efforts of Roosevelt and its crew. Husbands, wives, sons, and daughters were given a tour of the ship capped off with a pan cake breakfast. Following the pancake breakfast, Roosevelts Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert S. Thompson, pre sented Certificates of Appreciation to each fam ily member in recognition of their service and com mitment to their Sailor. The day began as fami lies flooded onto the ship and congregated on the Mess Decks where an assortment of fruits, muffins, cereal, and drinks were made read ily available by the Supply Department. Once all of the families had arrived, Ensign Anne Prisk and Chief Master-at-Arms Charles Sardono escorted the families to the Pilot House where the tour began. The Pilot House, also known as the Bridge, was the first stop. Pictures were taken as each fam ily member was given an opportunity to take a personalized photo while sitting in the Captains Chair. Families were briefed on the importance of the Bridge and how critical it is to the overall safety of the ship and its Sailors. The tour then shifted to the Forecastle where families were given a descriptive explanation of the 5-inch gun and VLS (Vertical Launch System) by Gunners Mate 1st Class Anthony Cooke. Adults and children alike were astounded as they learned about the capabilities of the two weapon systems. Once again, more pictures were taken as families didnt want to pass up the chance to get a picture of their child on a U.S. Naval Warship. The Missile Deck was next and provided an array of activities for the families to enjoy. The older crowd took an inter est in the 50-caliber gun on display, while the younger crowd couldnt wait to try on the Damage Control Firefighting gear. Families snapped pictures as visitors were given the opportunity to come in contact with gear that most will likely never get the chance to use again. Finally, families were taken to CIC where they learned about the heart of a U.S. Naval Warship. Consoles were placed in training mode and children were given the chance to fight the ship, or at least imagine it for the day. By the time the kids got done defending our ship, it was clearly time to eat. An abundant meal with pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, cereal, oat meal, coffee, and fruits was enjoyed by children and adults alike. As families finished their meals, Thompson expressed his gratitude to each and every family member, and reminded them how important they were to everything the ship and its Sailors do. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to each individual before families departed. The crew of the Roosevelt would once again like to thank all families and friends of all Naval Service members for their strength and loy alty to their Sailors.From Page 1BerylThe handbook includes step-by-step guides geared towards Sailors and their families, includ ing information on Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). NFAAS is a web-based application where Navy personnel can document their needs in the after math of a major incident. Navy case workers can then manage and track individuals progress to recovery. To register for NFAAS, go to the web site: https:// navyfamily.navy.mil/ and update your family con tact information. For personnel who have yet to draft their personal disaster plan, NFAAS also hosts resources to enable personal planning. The Reference Library section has phone numbers for relief agencies such as the American Red Cross, links to FEMA and CNICs hur ricane pages, and FAQs on various entitlements for displaced personnel. For a copy of the hand book, email Millican at steven.millican@navy. mil. Crews were out ready for clean up and repair Monday morning after Beryl made its way inland, according to Public Works Director Cmdr. Miguel Deguez. Although no operation al buildings experienced power outages or serious damage, there were some areas in housing that were affected, Deguez said. A downed tree in offbase housing caused a family to be relo cated from the damage, according to NS Mayport Executive Officer Cmdr. Pat Pickard. As a whole, the base did very well, Deguez said. The response [by emergency and clean up crews] on a holiday week end was overwhelming. The crews responded in force. Providing Help. Creating Hope. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org A CFC participant. Provided as a public service Dont accept defeat. F ight deadly childhood diseases.St. Jude Childrens Research HospitalA CFC Participant provided as a public service. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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TV-DTS Lab Increases Sailor Morale At SeaNSSA SATCOM Branch Manager, Code 283Norfolk Ship Support Activitys (NSSA) Television Direct to Sailors (TV-DTS) Lab and Subject Matter Experts (SME) pro vides bi-monthly train ing to Sailors in the Fleet on the TV-DTS system. Participants attend a week long course to hone their satellite system skills. The TV-DTS is a Satellite Communication System that is mounted on the deck of a ship. It continuously tracks and maintains synchroniza tion to a satellite in space maintaining the on board TV stations. This training provides the technicians on the ship with the information to maintain and trouble shoot the system. If the system goes down they will then have the knowl edge available to find what is wrong and be able to repair it, said Freddie Bell, NSSA Electronics Technician, TV-DTS Instructor, Code 283. The NSSA TV-DTS Lab provides the only training in the Fleet, it aids NSSA SMEs when providing distance support, and is used as a test bed for Fleet component testing. The lab plays a huge part in preparing Fleet technicians and RMC SMEs in ensuring TV viewing is restored in case of a black-out or other technical difficulties. Failure to compensate for the ship pitching, rolling and turning will cause the system to lose synchroni zation with the satellite in space and the TV screens will go blank. NSSAs Satellite Communications Lab has a fully capable TV-DTS system. There is a TV-DTS antenna mounted on Building LF-18s roof that is synchronized to the satellite and a main tenance antenna in the TV-DTS Lab. The Lab was designed for maxi mum hands-on training. The students that trav eled from faraway places receive real-life scenarios for practice casualties. We have Sailors who come from local ships, Mayport, and as far away as Japan, said Bell. NSSA Instructors actu ally install pre-faulted components into the fully operational system and allow the students to troubleshoot and correct casualties. Team SATCOM holds bi-monthly sched uled classes averaging eight students per class that train Fleet Sailors, RMC Technicians and Military Sealift Command personnel. NSSA SMEs also use the TV-DTS Lab when provid ing distance support to the Fleet. During distance support, the SMEs simu late the casualty in the lab in the same manner as on the ship. Recently, USS Klakring (FFG 42) had a problem with the TV-DTS antenna tracking. The NSSA SME was able to simulate the casualty symptom in the lab and then provide step by step procedures to restore operations. The ability of a SME to successfully provide distance support is a force multiplier and sig nificantly saves main tenance travel funds. A force multiplier can best be explained by one SME that can provide several Distance Support efforts to several ships during a period, vice the same SME providing one onsite technical assistance to one ship during the same period. The TV-DTS Lab is an excellent test bed for Fleet component testing and saves scarce Fleet maintenance dollars. On a regular basis, Sailors bring their suspected faulty components to the TV-DTS Lab to confirm faults. This ensures that the Fleet will order the correct component the first time. Sailors on a ship sup porting the Bold Alligator Exercise troubleshot their casualty and identified an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as being faulty. While at sea, the ship arranged for a small boat to pick up the NSSA Labs IMU to confirm the identified fault before expending the funding. The ship returned the IMU back to the TV-DTS Lab to complete the assist. NSSA Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Galinis, advocates that NSSA should seek opportunities to provide proactive lead ership. Team SATCOM has demonstrated a pro active leadership with the TV-DTS Lab. Anticipating the need to fill the ISEA gap in support, Ray Durant, Electronics Technician, Code 283, was assigned to lead Team SATCOMs SMEs in seeking oppor tunities to improve the NSSA TV-DTS support to the Fleet. Some of the improvements to the pro gram consist of enhancing the training, updating the lab to match Fleet compo nents, and coordinating with Naval Media Center to also provide training on other equipment associ ated with TV-DTS. Providing television for Sailors while at sea is an important part of keeping the crews morale up. By giving crews something familiar to watch from back home can make a Sailors day much less stressful. For this very rea son the military has made several forms of entertain ment available. The Armed Forces Radio and Television System provide three channels, entertainment, news, and sports 24 hours a day seven days a week. There are also three radio stations associated with it as well, said Bell. To date, hundreds of Fleet technicians have been trained by the SATCOM Branch in the maintenance and opera tion of TV-DTS, which directly impacts positively on the Fleets morale at sea. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 11

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FFSC Classes, Workshops Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 31, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman FFSC room 702 May 31, 9a.m.noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD June 4, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Military Spouse 101 FFSC The Fleet and Family Support Center offers this class to military spouses new to the area, and those new to the military way of life. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will pres ent useful information to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. June 4, 1-4 p.m., Expectant Dads Class USO June 4-7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 June 5, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 June 6, 11 a.m.-noon, Military Pay Issues FFSC Room 719 June 6, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center Stress is a normal part of everyones life. It can be energizing and a fac tor in motivating us. But too much stress, without relief, can have debili tating effects. This pro gram is designed to pro vide participants with an understanding of what stress is and how it affects them. It will also help participants begin to look at their own lives and ways they currently cope with stress. Participants will be challenged to develop behavior and lifestyle changes that will improve their ability to cope with stress. June 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 7, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 7, 8 am.-noon, The Job Search, Building 1, Room 1615 June 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 11, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO June 11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. June 12, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building 1 Room 104 June 12, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 June 12, 1-3 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Forum FFSC Room 719 June 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 14, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 14, 8 a.m.-noon, Conducting A Job Search and Networking Building 460 Room A June 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 16, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., FRG Leadership Training Building 1, Room 1616 June 18-21, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 June 19-20, 8 a.m.4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor, FFSC Room 719 June 20, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 21, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Interviewing Skills Building 460 Room A June 25, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 June 25-29, 7:30 a.m.5 p.m., SAPR Advocate Initial Class, Building 1 Room 104 June 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 June 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., NS Mayport Job Fair Beachside Community Center June 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Financial Planning For Deployment, FFSC Room 719 June 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 28, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD FFSC Plans Job Search WorkshopsFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will hold a series of three four-hour job search workshops in June. The first workshop will focus on Getting Started and Resume Preparation on June 7 from 8 a.m.-noon in Building One Room 161. The second workshop is Conducting a Job Search and Networking scheduled for June 14 from 8 a.m.-noon in Building 460, Classroom A. The third workshop will be held on June 21 from 8 a.m.-noon on Interviewing Skills at Building 460, Classroom A. There is limited seating and early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 270-6600, ext. 1700. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 13 website to find out infor mation about the states alligator harvest program when she noticed a link on the website for the nui sance alligator program. I like the fact that its something that a female doesnt do, she said. Its a male dominated thing. I have three girls and I wanted them to know theres nothing a woman cant do. My friends say Im crazy, Boily said. [My husband] thinks its great. He knows I love it and that I wanted it. Persons with con cerns about an alligator should call FWCs tollfree Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 1-866-FWCGATOR (866-392-4286). Generally, an alligator may be deemed a nui sance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property.From Page 1Trapper -Photo submittedHeavy rains brought an unexpected visitor to Harbor Ops on May 15. The fourfoot alligator was captured by Boatswains Mate Seaman William Spellman and relocated to the Wonderwood Lake by NS Mayports Wildlife Officer Art Burt.No Dumping Markers Remind Residents That Stormwater System Drains To RiverNS Mayport EnvironmentalBlue markers have recently begun showing up around stormwater drains throughout the Station. These alumi num markers that state No Dumping Drains to River are being installed as part of a continuing public education effort with the goal to remind people that water and other substances that go down our storm drains flow directly to the creeks and rivers that surround us on nearly every side. At Naval Station Mayport we have two very different sewer systems. Liquids that enter the SANITARY sewer system, typically through sinks, toilets, and floor drains, flow to the Stations wastewater treat ment plant. There they are treated in a series of processes to disinfect the flow and remove contami nants. Even so, we must be careful not to place materials into the sanitary system that could clog pipes or disrupt the pro cesses at the wastewater treatment plant. Conversely, liquids and materials entering the STORM sewer system receive little to no treat ment prior to discharge. The storm sewer system is designed to efficiently carry rain water off of our roadways and from around structures to pre vent flooding.The only treatment that stormwa ter may receive is if it is absorbed into the soil or taken up by plants that grow in storm ponds or ditches. However, most of the stormwater sewer lines are comprised of steel culverts and con crete lined ditches that speeds the flow of storm water to the river and do not treat or clean water pollution. There are hundreds of stormwa ter inlets in parking lots, in streets, and between buildings here at Naval Station Mayport. It is best to assume that any drain you see in outdoor areas flows to the storm sewer system. Because of the nature of stormwater system designs, our personal practices have a signifi cant effect on water qual ity in the St. Johns River and other nearby water bodies. Whatever you drip, drop, sweep or blow into storm drains or even just onto streets, piers and parking lots will most likely ultimately end up in the river. While most peo ple are probably aware of the adverse effects of oil and chemicals on fish and other aquatic spe cies, people should also be aware of the adverse effects of such substances as soapy water, soil, grass clippings, cigarette butts, and litter. Naval Station has processes for getting rid of all types of wastes. Sweeping them into streets and storm drains isnt one of them. When you see the new storm drain markers like the one pictured in this article around the Station, remember that whether marked or not, storm drains are for stormwa ter only and streets are not disposal sites. If you notice substances being dumped to the storm sewer system, you are encouraged to notify the Environmental Division at 270-6781. -Photo submittedMarkers remind residents not to dump waste into NS Mayports stormwater system.Saturday, June 2 An Eating and Growing Seasonably Workshop; a food demo/ sampling using seasonal produce and learn to grow warm season veg etables. at Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Ave. 32254, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $10 with pre-registra tion and pre-payment being required. A tour of the Canning Center will be offered at the end of this class. Please con tact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Monday, June 4 Beaches Photography Club will meet on at the Beaches Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 6-8 p.m. Roger Nelson will speak about the clubs upcoming outing to Key West and James Brady demonstrates Monitor Calibration and use of the XRite i1Display Pro device. For more information, go to www.beaches photographyclub.com. This is a free event with people of all ability levels and camera types wel comed and encouraged to come and learn more about photography. Thursday, June 7 Fresh and saltwater anglers of all types are encouraged to save the date for the Third Annual GATE Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo benefitting The St. Johns River Alliance scheduled for Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10 at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Register at select GATE conve nience stores throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia (Store locations: www.jackson villerodeo.com/rodeo/ tickets) and Strike Zone Fishing, 11702 Beach Blvd. Registration will also be available at the tourna ment site Thursday, June 7. The general tourna ment entry fee is $40 (plus tax) per angler Jackpot tickets are $375 per boat (king fish plus tax) and $175 per boat (redfish plus tax) plus the general angler fee. This familyfriendly event will offer participants the chance to fish for a total of 18 differ ent offshore and inshore saltwater species, as well as freshwater species. The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is host ing a Day of Discovery on June 7. The Bar at Villagio will feature An Evening with Wade Tower, per forming all the Sinatra classics with Michael Buble mixed in. For more details, please visit www. worldgolfrenaissance. com. Saturday, June 9 The United Methodist Women of Fort Caroline United Methodist Church, 8510 Ft. Caroline Rd., will hold its Yard Sale at the church from 8 a.m.1 p.m. The United Methodist Men of Fort Caroline United Methodist Church are cooking up a fish fry including fish, grits, cole slaw, and hushpuppies from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for ages 5-12; FREE for under 5. Take out is available. For more information, call 744-1311. In conjunction with the Third Annual GATE Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo, Anglers for Conservation, GATE, Coastal Angler Magazine and the Southern Kingfish Association will host a Hook Kids on Fishing event from 9-11 a.m. To be held at Metropolitan Park, kids ages 6 to 16 will participate in clinics on casting, conservation, safety, knot tying, catch and release tactics, and more for free. The first 100 kids to register will win a free rod, reel, and tackle box courtesy of Anglers for Conservation. To reg ister or for more informa tion, call (904) 461-6773. Tuesday, June 12 Come enjoy mak ing Dill Pickles and take home some of the product made at the Duval County Extension Canning Center, from 9 a.m. noon or 1 4 p.m. Class space is limited. Cost is $20 per person. Pre-registration and pre payment should be made by Thursday, June 7th. To register call Jeannie at 255-7450. Thursday, June 14 The Duval County Extension Office/UF IFAS will be offering a prep class for people who would like to take the arborist certification test and become a certified Arborist. This four part series will be on June 14, 21, 28, and July 5th. It will be from 5-9 p.m. and cost $50 per person. This course is designed to review some of the important concepts of the Arborist Certification Study Guide. This course will augment any study program you may be cur rently doing. It does not take the place of studying for the exam. Each partic ipant will receive a note book with program notes. These classes will be held at the Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville. You can register online at http:www.eventbrite. com/event/3404048601 or make check payable to DCOHAC and mail to Larry Figart, 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, Fl 32254. For questions or more information please call Larry Figart at 904255-7450. Deadline to register is with payment is Friday, June 8. The FORTY AND EIGHT (La Societe des Quarante Hommmes et Huit Chevaux) is proud to announce their host ing of the 2012 Flag Day ceremony at the BVMP Park. The program will feature the Retirement of the Flag and, participa tion of the 40 & 8 Engine and Car representing French trains that trans ported Doughboys into battle during WW1. Box cars stenciled with 40/8, denoting capacity to hold either 40 troops or eight horses, were the principle mode of trans portation for Americans to the trenches. This his toric organization, found ed in 1920 by American Veterans returning from France, will offer the public a dignified opportunity to retire Old Glory that may have become tattered and torn. There will be an opportunity for the chil dren to ride on the 40 & 8 train after the ceremony. Please bring blankets or chairs to enjoy this patri otic presentation. Saturday June 16 Please join us at the Duval County Extension office at 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, for a free work shop on What You Need to Know and May Not have Considered When it Comes to Community Gardens; from 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. This work shop will give you a good understanding of getting started, basis regulatory/ zoning laws, funding, and writing grants. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Vettes at the Village returns for its 13th year at World Golf Village on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by North Florida Corvette Association, Corvette Club of Mandarin and Jacksonville Corvette Club, Vettes at the Village is free and open to the public. A $25 donation is requested for cars regis tered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will benefit the Wolfson Childrens Hospital. For registration information, visit www.nfca.net.Out in Town Adventure Landing Military Appreciation Night Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO will host a great fam ily night out at Adventure Landing on Wednesday, June 13 at the Beach Blvd. location. Your USO has reserved the entire park from 6-11 p.m. for use by Active Duty/Guard and Activated Reserve Personnel and their immediate family mem bers. USO admission wristbands are on sale at the Mayport and NAS USO Centers. Wristbands are only $2 each and everyone over the age of three must have a wrist band to enter the park. 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. One free banner per household, please. 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 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. 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. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Gator Girl Reports For DutyThe Mirror editorGrowing up just a couple of miles down the way from the Appalachicola River in Blountstown, Florida, Angel Boily knows a few things about gators. Shes swam with them and even been chased by a couple of them. Now she has become the fourth female ever contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to trap them. The wife of an USS Taylor officer, Boily offi cially joined the small community of nui sance alligator trap pers last month after receiving training with Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP). Through SNAP, FWC contracts with private individuals to remove specific nuisance alligators. There are five additional nui sance alligator trappers in Duval County; two in St. Johns; one in Nassau and one in Baker. Julie Harter of Hillsborough County was the first female trap per hired in 2003, according to FWC. With her team of Gator Girls, the 5-foot, 3-inch es mother of four has already had her first trap, a four-footer that she said was a good starting size. A good thing consider ing that one of her team members is her 17-yearold daughter Bridget. She loves it, Boily said. Shes ready to go get another one. She and I have fun. Shes my navigator. Boily has also recruit ed another Navy spouse, Serena Williford, to assist her. Boilys team mem bers hold alligator agent licenses and work under her trapping license. She jumped on the chance, said Boily said. Shes a thrill seeker too. Were not ordinary sit at home kind of people. We like to get out and get our hands dirty. Alligator hunting is not boring. The trappers remove an alligator after it is deemed a nuisance by FWC and they receive authorization from SNAP or FWC. Generally, an alliga tor may be considered a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and is believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. Nuisance alligators are harvested and not relocated, according to FWC. Boily has been around and worked with ani mals most of her life. And like a good southern girl, learned how to shoot a gun around the age of 10 when her uncle gave her a little .22 [rifle]. I just started shooting targets with it, she said. By the time she reached her teen years, she was out hunting deer with her friends. I grew up on a little farm, she said. I always had chicken, goats and cows. As she got older, she began working with Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Altha, Florida. Under the guidance of Big Bend founder Betsy Knight, Boily said she learned how to work with reptiles, such as alligators, and other exotic and domestic animals. Boily worked at the sanctuary for around three years before mov ing to Valdosta, Ga., and joining the team of ani mal care specialists at Wild Adventures Theme Park working specifically with the hoofstock in the wildlife area. It was during this time that Boily met her husband, Ensign Justin Boily, and eventu ally moved with him and the Navy to Naval Station Mayport. Last year, Boily said that she was surfing FWCs Walsh Takes Command Of HSM-40From HSM-40Cmdr. William Walsh relieved Capt. Clayton Conley as command ing officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40) on May 24 during a change of com mand ceremony in the HSM-40 hangar. Conley served as the commanding offi cer of HSM-40 from April 2010 to May 2012. HSM-40 is the Navys East Coast MH-60R and single-site SH-60B Fleet Replacement Squadron. The commands mission is to provide readiness training to fleet replace ment pilots and fleet replacement aircrewmen. During Conleys tour, HSM-40 transitioned to a dual Type/Model/Series squadron flying MH-60R and SH-60B helicopters. HSM-40 was awarded the 2010 and 2011 Cmdr. Theodore G. Ellyson Aviator Production Excellence Award for demonstrating superior efficiency in meeting fleet requirements for pilots and aircrewmen within the CNO-approved sylla bus time to train. HSM-40 also surpassed the 100,000 Class A mishap-free flight hour mile stone during Conleys tenure. Conley will report to Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet for duties as the Deputy Commodore. Walshs previous assignment was on the OPNAV Staff serving as the SH-60B/MH-60R Requirements Officer for the Director of Naval Air Warfare. Walsh was the plankowner command ing officer during his first command tour at HSM70. -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. William Walsh reads his orders as he takes com mand of HSM-40, relieving Capt. Clayton Conley, right, as the squadrons commanding officer. Also pictured is Commodore Doug ten Hoopen,Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet.See Trapper, Page 13 -Photo submittedAngel Boily and daughter Bridget hold a four-foot alligator they captured as trappers with the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. Boily is the fourth female to be contracted with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a nuisance alligator trapper. -Photo by Katie CallawayRed caution flags wave furiously in the strong winds of Tropical Storm Beryl at the Jettys beach walkover as weather watchers check out the rough seas resulting from the weather.Be Prepared For Hurricane SeasonThe Mirror EditorStrong winds and flooding rains from Tropical Storm Beryl this weekend are good reminders for Naval Station Mayport Sailors and families to get their strategies in place for this hurricane sea son, according to NS Mayport Emergency Manager Steve Millican. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, there have already been two named storms in May. I think the lesson we need to impress on people is that they really need to be prepared, Millican said. [Beryl] was spinning off the coast and then all of a sudden it got organized and turned into a tropi cal storm. If this had increased to a Category One [hurricane], would you have been ready? Can you be ready in less than 24 hours? Joplin only had 20 minutes to prepare [for tornadoes]. Joplin, Missouri was hit May 2011 with a catastrophic tornado in which more than 150 people lost their lives. Weather systems like tropical storms bring with them high winds and rains, but can also produce tornados that can cause even more damage. If you dont have a plan in place, if you dont have [emergency] kits in place, then you need to get them ready, Millican said. 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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 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, We dodged a bullet over the long Memorial Day Weekend as Tropical Storm Beryl came ashore just south of us here at Naval Station Mayport. Luckily there were no storm related injuries, and the damage while widespread was rela tively minor. We did have a large Live Oak in Bennett Shores Housing that fell on the corner of a house damaging the roof and numerous other trees and limbs down, but overall we were extremely lucky. Lets use this experience in a positive way and dust off our family evacu ation plans, and heavy weather plans prior to the official start of hurricane season tomorrow. As we saw last week end, removing missile hazards from your yards, stocking up on water, bat teries and ready to eat staples, goes a long way towards being ready for the next Big One. I cant say enough about our Harbor OPS team, duty Sea Tractor teams and Harbor Pilot Kevin Cavanaugh these shipmates spent all Saturday and Sunday night, racing around the basin, tightening lines, making fenders and support equipment fast and minimizing damage to warships and wharves a Herculean effort that was not unnoticed by the highest levels of Navy Leadership BRAVO ZULU Shipmates, you made us all proud...again! Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Talk with your families, dust off your evacuation plans and make sure your TWIMS information is updated. More information will be posted in The Mirror as we get into the season. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE. Speaking of weather...hydrate, hydrate. Working out or running under this Florida sun and humidity can lead to dehydration before you know it. Pay attention to the heat index warning flags and I will say again, stay hydrated! Welcome back is in order for more than 250 Sailors stationed on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) with their arrival last week from their seven-month deployment conducting maritime operations in the Mediterranean. While deployed, the ship participated in a wide range of operations and took part in several exercises with NATO allies in support of maritime security. Some of the ships port visits included stops in Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Croatia. Congratulations for the ten new dads on board who for the first time, held their babies. I cannot tell you enough how rewarding it is to see one of our ships return, and see the families on the pier who held the fort down for their Sailors who stood the watch at sea. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in orchestrating a superb homecoming. Big thanks to Lt. Mike Simmons and his EODMU Six Det team who assisted the Fernandina Police Department last week and combed a section of the beach for unexploded ordnance. In the past month, EOD responded to Fernandina Beach for two separate responsesinvolving unexploded ord nance items found by an individual combing the beach with a metal detec tor. Of the two items found, one was pre-WWI and the other was determined to be from the Vietnam era. Both items found were rendered harmless. Its community involvement like this that often goes unnoticed. Thanks for the helping hand, and well done! Thanks and well deserved recognition goes out to our base services department for all that they do in helping to keep the base looking sharp. Your work DOES NOT go unnoticed, and my thanks go out to all of you. Mark your calendars...On June 4, Naval Station Mayport will hold a com memorative ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway onboard our own USS DeWert (FFG 45). The ceremony will include a wreath laying and 21-gun salute. The Battle of Midway (4-7 June 1942), fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Before this battle, the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Because of communication intelligence success es, the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking four Japanese carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor only six months before. After Midway, the Americans and their Allies took the offensive in the Pacific. Details on the start time of the ceremony will be forthcoming. Transferring? The summer months are the busiest move season of the year as hundreds of thousands of service members receive orders to new assignments across the nation and worldwide. NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) advises those transferring to book their moves early. The period of May 15 through August 31 is the annual peak move season. For those of you planning a move, you should give your Household Goods offices a minimum of three weeks lead time to initiate an effective, smoother move experience. GLS warns that service members who are faced with trying to move during this bottleneck period might find themselves with fewer options if they wait too long to book a move date. They further sug gest that families be flexible with their moving dates, plan ahead, and recog nize that now is the time to get rid of unwanted items to reduce their ship ments weight. Service members have two options for moving their household goods. They can choose a government arranged move, in which a contractor packs and ships their household goods, or they may perform a Personally Procured Move (PPM) for merly known as a DITY move, where the customer arranges to rent a truck or trailer, or uses their own vehicle to move their items. For more information on either option and to start the move process, go to www.move.mil. For questions or concerns about moving, customers may e-mail householdgoods@navy.mil for assistance or contact their local personal property shipping office. Keep in mind that no problem big or small cannot be settled with help. We have that help in a wide variety at our own Fleet and Family Support Center. From financial to mental health counseling, we cover all bases. Please know, and let your families know, that confidential help is in place for everyone. Too often we see Sailors not taking advantage of the help we offer. WE ARE A FAMILIY and each one of you are vital to our team. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. e safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSWith school over for the 20112012 school year in less than a week, it is important for high school students to be aware of some important tasks they must complete over the summer months. Even graduating seniors have several tasks they most complete before starting college in the fall. Check out these important reminders! Graduating Seniors: pleted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and received a response from colleges. Bright Futures funds will not be released in the fall without this. This is a new BF eligibility rule. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply. application at www.floridastu dentfinancialaid.org to indicate the college you actually plan to attend. college, make sure your high school sends to the NCAA Clearinghouse this summer your final transcript which confirms your high school gradua tion. Rising 9-12th Graders: summer. Who offers a degree program you are interested in? What are the application deadlines? What does the col leges Freshman Profile look like (GPA, test scores)? At www.ACT.org check out their college planning checklist for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. Other great college planning resources include www.facts.org, www. campustours.com, and www. collegeboard.com. SAT scores for college admis sions, graduation, post second ary readiness or Bright Futures? Try these free websites for test prep www.majortests.com, www.SoarAtHome.org, www. March2Success.com gibility requirements at http:// www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/ vice work. Bright Futures now requires community service for all three levels of their schol arships. Students promoted to ninth grade can start earn ing community service hours. Check out the district guide lines online at http://www. duvalschools.org/static/about dcps/departments/acadprog/ guidance_services/downloads/ Community%20Service%20 12-11.pdf. The verification form for completed hours is available at http://www.duvalschools. org/static/aboutdcps/depart -Summer Activities For High School StudentsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingJune is one of the most popular months for wed dings so I thought this might be a good time to talk about relationships. Whether you are get ting ready to be married or have been married for several years, relation ships can always benefit from taking a pause from the daily routines and evaluate where you are and where you want to be. Just as we give our cars a tune-up periodically, it is also a great idea to give our relationships a tuneup on a regular basis. A common stressor for relationships revolves around money. The easiest approach for tack ling this issue is to have a budget with goals that both spouses agree with. Being in the military offers many free resources to help with that: commands have financial specialists to help and there are also great resourc es at Fleet and Family Support Program and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Many churches also offer more extensive programs like Financial Peace University that are designed to help families with budgets and spend ing habits. Romance is one of the most important parts of a healthy marriage and it is much more fun to work on than budgets. Hearing a couple share how they just dont love each other anymore is not an unfa miliar complaint heard by marriage counselors. It might happen after hav ing children who take up so much of our time and become the center of attention, or people just falling into more self-centered habits rather than focusing on the needs and wants of the other. It is always a good time to relight the spark of passion and romance or to throw on another log onto a dimming fire in a couples relationship. Having date-nights or spending a weekend away, even if it is at the Relationship Tune-ups Keep Marriages RunningLt. Peter Dietz Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSNavy Lodge on base, are great routines to be in, but even more so, it is important for couples to know what each other wants and needs from their spouse. What are the things that you loved most about your spouse when you first met? What were the things that you did that your spouse found most attractive and spe cial? Have you stopped doing those things? Maybe it would be good to ramp them up again! A couple of other things to consider as you work on your relationship. The first is social media. If you have old boy/girlfriends or ex-spouses as friends on Facebook or similar sites, get rid of them! Having an ex as a friend on Facebook can only lead to trouble and lead to trust related issues Another big problem for men and a grow ing number of women is pornography. If you are viewing porn you are most likely weakening your relationship. This is a much harder thing to fix than unfriending on Facebook. There are many resources to help with this as well and your Chaplain can help get you back on a healthy track. Spring is the season of love so re-light your passion for each other!See SLO, Page 3

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NECC Forms Coastal Riverine ForceReserve Squadron At NS MayportFrom Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public AffairsNavy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is establish ing a new command, the Coastal Riverine Force (CORIVFOR), a merger of Riverine Group 1 and the Maritime Expeditionary Security Force (MESF), June 1. CORIVFOR will per form core maritime expeditionary security mis sions in the green and brown waters bridging the gap between traditional Navy blue water opera tions and land-based forces, spanning the capabilities that currently reside with the riverine and expeditionary secu rity force. We are combin ing maritime expedi tionary and riverine forces to preserve a range of capabilities in brown, blue and green water environments, said Capt. James C. Hamblet, commodore of Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 2. Although Coastal Riverine Force will pre dominantly perform force protection type missions, when required it will be capable of con ducting offensive opera tions which will enhance mission effectiveness throughout the force. CORIVFOR will be composed of active and Reserve component unit capable of defending high value assets against a determined enemy and, when ordered, conduct ing offensive combat operations. Capable of conducting 24-hour operations, CORIVFOR will provide port and harbor security, offshore protec tion for maritime infra structure and Military Sealift Command ships operating in coastal waterways. When nec essary elements of this force will provide offen sive combat capabili ties. CORIVFOR will uti lize a mix of maritime expeditionary security and riverine equipment with plans to procure additional craft in the future. CORIVFOR will be comprised of two Echelon IV groups, Coastal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 1 homeported in Imperial Beach, Calif. with squad rons located in San Diego at the Naval Amphibious Base. CORIVGRU 2 will be homeported in Portsmouth, Va. with active squadrons locat ed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Va., a for ward deployed detach ment in Bahrain, and reserve squadrons located in Newport, R.I. and NS Mayport. By combining capa bilities we will be able to provide a more effective way of expanding mari time security both inland and on coastal water ways, said Hamblet. The establishment of Coastal Riverine Force will take place June 1 at JEBLC-FS for CORIVGRU 2 and Imperial Beach, Calif. for CORIVGRU 1. The forces initial oper ating capability is slated for October 2012 and the CORIVFOR will reach Full Operational Capability in Oct. 2014. All current and sched uled routine deployments will continue as normal. Hamblet will become the first commodore of CORIVGRU 2. Capt. Eric Moss, commordore of Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 1, will command CORIVGRU 1. CORIVFOR is a com ponent of NECC and provides flexible responsive maritime security forces capable of performing high level security. ments/acadprog/guidance_servic es/downloads/serviceverif.pdf vice? Try HandsOn Jacksonville at www.handsonjacksonville.org ferent activities you have partici pated in, including clubs, sports, community service, and work activities. Also include schools attend ed, courses taken, grades received. For mobile military students check out DODEAs site at www.dodea.edu/students/dodea. cfm?cType=hsi&cId=portfolio. While a first step for deciding what to do after high school is talking to your school counselor, these summer tasks will certainly put students on the right road to graduat ing from high school and select ing a college. If your student is still not sure about a career or even his strengths, weaknesses, and inter ests to discover a potential career choice, have him take these free self-assessments at www.federal studentaid.ed.gov/preparing and also at www.facts.org. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.From Page 2SLO THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 Welcome Home USS The Sullivans -Photo by MCSA Damian BergShips Serviceman 3rd Class Robert Gomez, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), sees his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. The Sullivans completed a seven-month deployment after participating in several exercises with NATO allies in support of maritime security. By Ensign Paul Moe Families and friends welcomed back the guid ed-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 59) at Naval Station Mayport on May 22 following completion of a successful sevenmonth deployment to the Mediterranean. I am extremely pleased and proud of the incred ible performance of every Sailor aboard The Sullivans during this demanding deployment, said Cmdr. Samuel De Castro, The Sullivans executive officer. I believe I speak for each member of the crew when I say that we are excited to be home with our fami lies, friends and the greater Mayport Naval Station. The Sullivans and its crew of nearly 300 Sailors conducted a wide range of operations, including ballistic missile defense, and intelligence opera tions. Additionally, the ship and her crew par ticipated in multinational exercises with NATO allies and partner nations in support of theater secu rity cooperation and tactical operations. While deployed to the 6th Fleet area of opera tions, USS The Sullivans consistently demonstrat ed unmatched operation al excellence and mission accomplishment while conducting ballistic mis sile defense operations, multinational anti-sub marine exercises, intelli gence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support, said Capt. John Esposito, Deputy Commadore of Destroyer Squadron 60 and acting commanding officer of The Sullivans The officers and crew enjoyed several port vis its in the Mediterranean, including Italy, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Isreal, Turkey, and Cyprus while continuing the U.S. See Homecoming, Page 5 -Photo by MCSA Damian BergFamily and friends await the arrival of their loved ones assigned to the Arleigh Burkeclass guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during the ship's homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by Paige GnannSailors look for their loved ones as they disembark USS The Sullivans on May 22 after returning with the ship from a seven-month deployment.-Photo by Paige GnannEnsign Tiffany Hayes reunites with her family pierside after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS The Sullivans. -Photo by MCSA Damian BergSailors assigned to USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) man the rails as the ship arrives in Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by Paige GnannAnnie DeCastro, 8, and Ben DeCastro, 10, hold up their flags while waiting for their father to return with USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannFriends and families of USS The Sullivans wave flags as their Sailors return to NS Mayport.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 5 Navys longstanding tradition of ambassadorship. During the ships visit to Lisbon, Portugal USS The Sullivans hosted ambas sadors and guests on behalf of VADM Frank Pandolfe, Commander 6th Fleet, on the evening of Nov. 22. During the reception, distinguished guests mingled with Officers and Enlisted Sailors from The Sullivans crew, who were also giving tours of the ship for those interested in seeing the U.S. Navys Ballistic Missile Defense assets up close. Many of the guests had never been on a warship of The Sullivans cali ber, and remarked how impressive she and her crew looked that evening. For those crewmem bers in attendance, it was a chance to inter act with many differ ent cultures includ ing Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, the UAE, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, and Norway at the reception.From Page 4Homecoming-Photo by MCSA Damian BergSonar Technician 2nd Class Thomas Morris, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), greets his fiance Lyndsay Cole during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MCSA Damian BergFamily and friends perform a "flash dance" as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) arrives in Naval Station Mayport after a successful seven-month deployment in support of maritime security. -Photo by Paige GnannNew dad, Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (SW/AW/NAC) Joseph Chapman reunites with his family pierside after returning with USS The Sullivans on May 22.-Photo by Paige GnannChief Master-at-Arms Danny Moreaux is welcomed home by his family after returning to NS Mayport with USS The Sullivans after a seven-month deployment.-Photo by Paige GnannOperations Specialist 2nd Class Shantae Poole reunites with her family pierside after returning from a seven-month deployment with USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannNew dad, Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Derick Ausberry holds his new daughter, six-month-old Sarae, as his wife Terri looks on.

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June 1: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tintin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 1: Mini Biathalon (Swim/Run.) 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. Sign up by May 25. 270-5452 June 1: ABC Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. You can wear aluminum foil, duct tape, boxes, trash bags, wrapping paper, toilet paper or anything! Featuring live band LIFT. Free food, Best in Show contest, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 June 2: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 5 : All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 June 6: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 June 6: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 June 6: Co-Ed Softball Begins. Season ends Aug. 9. 270-5451. June 8: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 11: Summer Swim Lesson Session I Begins Registration is June 8-9 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 12: Summer Beach 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 12: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. June 13: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) June 13: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 June 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 June 15: 1980s Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit plus best 80s costume con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 15: Outdoor MoviesWe Bought a Zoo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 17: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. Dads bowl for free all day from 1-7 p.m. All other games $2, shoe rental $1, hot dog and fries $2.75. At least one child must accompany dad; bowling must be completed by 7 p.m. 270-5377 June 17: Fathers Day Bingo Specials. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Buy one pack, get one free. Complimentary spa ghetti and meatballs for all players, special game for dads and more! 2707204 June 20: Summer Solstice Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Celebrate the first day of summer with karaoke, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 20: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 June 22: Outdoor MoviesBig Miracle (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 23: UFC 147: Silva vs. Belfort. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 June 25: Summer Swim Lesson Session II Begins Registration is June 22-23 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 29: Surf Contest. 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Sign up by June 15. 270-5451 June 29: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 30: Freedom Fest 2012 4-11 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Come out and enjoy free fun for the entire family: games, rides, face painting, cari cature artists, live bands, water slides, inflatables and much more! ireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. MWRThe 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. June 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at Barracks 1586 and 1587 dropping off goodies. June 1: Mini Biathalon (Swim/Run.) 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. Sign up by May 25. 270-5452 June 1: ABC Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. You can wear aluminum foil, duct tape, boxes, trash bags, wrapping paper, toilet paper or anything! Featuring live band LIFT. Free food, Best in Show contest, giveaways and more! FREE. 270-7205 June 2: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 2: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline May 26. June 3: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 9 a.m. Cost $5 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) June 6: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 June 6: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 June 6: Co-Ed Softball Begins. Season ends Aug. 9. 270-5451. June 8: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 June 9: Wild Wing Caf Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. June 10: St. Johns Town Center Shopping Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 11: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 12: Summer Beach 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 12: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. June 13: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) June 13: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling LIBERTY 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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June 1: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tintin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 11: Summer Swim Lesson Session I Begins Registration is June 8-9 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 15: Outdoor MoviesWe Bought a Zoo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 15: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 June 17: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. Dads bowl for free all day from 1-7 p.m. All other games $2, shoe rental $1, hot dog and fries $2.75. At least one child must accompany dad; bowling must be completed by 7 p.m. 270-5377 June 22: Outdoor MoviesBig Miracle (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 25: Summer Swim Lesson Session II Begins Registration is June 22-23 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 29: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. June 30: Freedom Fest 2012 4-11 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Come out and enjoy free fun for the entire family: games, rides, face painting, cari cature artists, live bands, water slides, inflatables and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. No outside coolers, food or beverages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. 270-5228 KID -Photos by Paige GnannMaster-at-Arms 2nd Class Jennifer Jutkofsky of NCIS Mayport goes over lessons learned with the children from the Child Development Center during a bike rodeo on May 25. The bike rodeo was designed to teach the children road safety, including recognizing traffic signs and wearing helmets when riding a bike. Traffic stops as it comes to a stop sign at the NCIS bike rodeo. Jutkofsky reminds the children that green is go on a traffic light. Jutkofsky and NCISAgent Sabrina Friday hand out stickers to the children at the end of the bike rodeo. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 7

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-Photos by Paige GnannAbove, Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, answers questions about his travels with the U.S. Navy from fifth graders at Finegan Elementary School. Cochrane was at the elementary school to talk about his career as a naval officer during the schools career day. Right, NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, talks to Finegan Elementary students about his 24 years as a naval officer and the opportunities he took in school to reach his goal. NEX Rewards Good GradesFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange wants to help its customers pay for their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times per school year, four students will be the recipients of a $5,000, $3,000 $2,000 or $1,000 U.S. savings bond, denominations at maturity. The next drawing will be held at the end of May 2012. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and mili tary retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. Dependent children without an individual Dependent Identification Card must be accompa nied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX prod ucts and services. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to win a savings bond through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded $504,000 in sav ings bonds with the help of its generous vendor partners. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 9

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USS Roosevelt Hosts Families Military Spouse, Child Appreciation Pancake BreakfastUSS RooseveltUSS Roosevelt (DDG 80) welcomed aboard the spouses and children of its Sailors to recognize the dedication, support and sacrifice they have shown while supporting the efforts of Roosevelt and its crew. Husbands, wives, sons, and daughters were given a tour of the ship capped off with a pan cake breakfast. Following the pancake breakfast, Roosevelts Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert S. Thompson, pre sented Certificates of Appreciation to each family member in recognition of their service and com mitment to their Sailor. The day began as fami lies flooded onto the ship and congregated on the Mess Decks where an assortment of fruits, muffins, cereal, and drinks were made read ily available by the Supply Department. Once all of the families had arrived, Ensign Anne Prisk and Chief Master-at-Arms Charles Sardono escorted the families to the Pilot House where the tour began. The Pilot House, also known as the Bridge, was the first stop. Pictures were taken as each fam ily member was given an opportunity to take a personalized photo while sitting in the Captains Chair. Families were briefed on the importance of the Bridge and how critical it is to the overall safety of the ship and its Sailors. The tour then shifted to the Forecastle where families were given a descriptive explanation of the 5-inch gun and VLS (Vertical Launch System) by Gunners Mate 1st Class Anthony Cooke. Adults and children alike were astounded as they learned about the capabilities of the two weapon systems. Once again, more pictures were taken as families didnt want to pass up the chance to get a picture of their child on a U.S. Naval Warship. The Missile Deck was next and provided an array of activities for the families to enjoy. The older crowd took an interest in the 50-caliber gun on display, while the younger crowd couldnt wait to try on the Damage Control Firefighting gear. Families snapped pictures as visitors were given the opportunity to come in contact with gear that most will likely never get the chance to use again. Finally, families were taken to CIC where they learned about the heart of a U.S. Naval Warship. Consoles were placed in training mode and children were given the chance to fight the ship, or at least imagine it for the day. By the time the kids got done defending our ship, it was clearly time to eat. An abundant meal with pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, cereal, oat meal, coffee, and fruits was enjoyed by children and adults alike. As families finished their meals, Thompson expressed his gratitude to each and every family member, and reminded them how important they were to everything the ship and its Sailors do. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to each individual before families departed. The crew of the Roosevelt would once again like to thank all families and friends of all Naval Service members for their strength and loyalty to their Sailors.From Page 1BerylThe handbook includes step-by-step guides geared towards Sailors and their families, including information on Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). NFAAS is a web-based application where Navy personnel can document their needs in the after math of a major incident. Navy case workers can then manage and track individuals progress to recovery. To register for NFAAS, go to the web site: https:// navyfamily.navy.mil/ and update your family con tact information. For personnel who have yet to draft their personal disaster plan, NFAAS also hosts resources to enable personal planning. The Reference Library section has phone numbers for relief agencies such as the American Red Cross, links to FEMA and CNICs hurricane pages, and FAQs on various entitlements for displaced personnel. For a copy of the handbook, email Millican at steven.millican@navy. mil. Crews were out ready for clean up and repair Monday morning after Beryl made its way inland, according to Public Works Director Cmdr. Miguel Deguez. Although no operation al buildings experienced power outages or serious damage, there were some areas in housing that were affected, Deguez said. A downed tree in offbase housing caused a family to be relo cated from the damage, according to NS Mayport Executive Officer Cmdr. Pat Pickard. As a whole, the base did very well, Deguez said. The response [by emergency and clean up crews] on a holiday weekend was overwhelming. The crews responded in force. Providing Help. Creating Hope. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org A CFC participant. Provided as a public service Dont accept defeat. Fight deadly childhood diseases.St. Jude Childrens Research HospitalA CFC Participant provided as a public service. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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TV-DTS Lab Increases Sailor Morale At SeaNSSA SATCOM Branch Manager, Code 283Norfolk Ship Support Activitys (NSSA) Television Direct to Sailors (TV-DTS) Lab and Subject Matter Experts (SME) pro vides bi-monthly train ing to Sailors in the Fleet on the TV-DTS system. Participants attend a week long course to hone their satellite system skills. The TV-DTS is a Satellite Communication System that is mounted on the deck of a ship. It continuously tracks and maintains synchroniza tion to a satellite in space maintaining the on board TV stations. This training provides the technicians on the ship with the information to maintain and trouble shoot the system. If the system goes down they will then have the knowl edge available to find what is wrong and be able to repair it, said Freddie Bell, NSSA Electronics Technician, TV-DTS Instructor, Code 283. The NSSA TV-DTS Lab provides the only training in the Fleet, it aids NSSA SMEs when providing distance support, and is used as a test bed for Fleet component testing. The lab plays a huge part in preparing Fleet technicians and RMC SMEs in ensuring TV viewing is restored in case of a black-out or other technical difficulties. Failure to compensate for the ship pitching, rolling and turning will cause the system to lose synchroni zation with the satellite in space and the TV screens will go blank. NSSAs Satellite Communications Lab has a fully capable TV-DTS system. There is a TV-DTS antenna mounted on Building LF-18s roof that is synchronized to the satellite and a main tenance antenna in the TV-DTS Lab. The Lab was designed for maxi mum hands-on training. The students that trav eled from faraway places receive real-life scenarios for practice casualties. We have Sailors who come from local ships, Mayport, and as far away as Japan, said Bell. NSSA Instructors actu ally install pre-faulted components into the fully operational system and allow the students to troubleshoot and correct casualties. Team SATCOM holds bi-monthly sched uled classes averaging eight students per class that train Fleet Sailors, RMC Technicians and Military Sealift Command personnel. NSSA SMEs also use the TV-DTS Lab when providing distance support to the Fleet. During distance support, the SMEs simu late the casualty in the lab in the same manner as on the ship. Recently, USS Klakring (FFG 42) had a problem with the TV-DTS antenna tracking. The NSSA SME was able to simulate the casualty symptom in the lab and then provide step by step procedures to restore operations. The ability of a SME to successfully provide distance support is a force multiplier and sig nificantly saves main tenance travel funds. A force multiplier can best be explained by one SME that can provide several Distance Support efforts to several ships during a period, vice the same SME providing one onsite technical assistance to one ship during the same period. The TV-DTS Lab is an excellent test bed for Fleet component testing and saves scarce Fleet maintenance dollars. On a regular basis, Sailors bring their suspected faulty components to the TV-DTS Lab to confirm faults. This ensures that the Fleet will order the correct component the first time. Sailors on a ship sup porting the Bold Alligator Exercise troubleshot their casualty and identified an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as being faulty. While at sea, the ship arranged for a small boat to pick up the NSSA Labs IMU to confirm the identified fault before expending the funding. The ship returned the IMU back to the TV-DTS Lab to complete the assist. NSSA Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Galinis, advocates that NSSA should seek opportunities to provide proactive leadership. Team SATCOM has demonstrated a pro active leadership with the TV-DTS Lab. Anticipating the need to fill the ISEA gap in support, Ray Durant, Electronics Technician, Code 283, was assigned to lead Team SATCOMs SMEs in seeking oppor tunities to improve the NSSA TV-DTS support to the Fleet. Some of the improvements to the program consist of enhancing the training, updating the lab to match Fleet components, and coordinating with Naval Media Center to also provide training on other equipment associ ated with TV-DTS. Providing television for Sailors while at sea is an important part of keeping the crews morale up. By giving crews something familiar to watch from back home can make a Sailors day much less stressful. For this very reason the military has made several forms of entertainment available. The Armed Forces Radio and Television System provide three channels, entertainment, news, and sports 24 hours a day seven days a week. There are also three radio stations associated with it as well, said Bell. To date, hundreds of Fleet technicians have been trained by the SATCOM Branch in the maintenance and opera tion of TV-DTS, which directly impacts positively on the Fleets morale at sea. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 11

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FFSC Classes, Workshops Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 31, 1:303p.m., Conflict Resolution For Woman FFSC room 702 May 31, 9a.m.noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD June 4, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Military Spouse 101 FFSC The Fleet and Family Support Center offers this class to military spouses new to the area, and those new to the military way of life. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will pres ent useful information to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. June 4, 1-4 p.m., Expectant Dads Class USO June 4-7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 June 5, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 June 6, 11 a.m.-noon, Military Pay Issues FFSC Room 719 June 6, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center Stress is a normal part of everyones life. It can be energizing and a fac tor in motivating us. But too much stress, without relief, can have debili tating effects. This pro gram is designed to pro vide participants with an understanding of what stress is and how it affects them. It will also help participants begin to look at their own lives and ways they currently cope with stress. Participants will be challenged to develop behavior and lifestyle changes that will improve their ability to cope with stress. June 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 7, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 7, 8 am.-noon, The Job Search, Building 1, Room 1615 June 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 11, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO June 11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. June 12, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building 1 Room 104 June 12, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 June 12, 1-3 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Forum FFSC Room 719 June 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 14, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 14, 8 a.m.-noon, Conducting A Job Search and Networking Building 460 Room A June 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 16, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., FRG Leadership Training Building 1, Room 1616 June 18-21, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 June 19-20, 8 a.m.4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor, FFSC Room 719 June 20, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 21, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 June 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Interviewing Skills Building 460 Room A June 25, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 June 25-29, 7:30 a.m.5 p.m., SAPR Advocate Initial Class, Building 1 Room 104 June 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 June 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., NS Mayport Job Fair Beachside Community Center June 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 June 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Financial Planning For Deployment, FFSC Room 719 June 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. June 28, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 BY APPOINTMENT: 8a.m.-4p.m., Resume Writing, FFSC TBD FFSC Plans Job Search WorkshopsFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will hold a series of three four-hour job search workshops in June. The first workshop will focus on Getting Started and Resume Preparation on June 7 from 8 a.m.-noon in Building One Room 161. The second workshop is Conducting a Job Search and Networking scheduled for June 14 from 8 a.m.-noon in Building 460, Classroom A. The third workshop will be held on June 21 from 8 a.m.-noon on Interviewing Skills at Building 460, Classroom A. There is limited seating and early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 270-6600, ext. 1700. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 31, 2012 13 website to find out infor mation about the states alligator harvest program when she noticed a link on the website for the nuisance alligator program. I like the fact that its something that a female doesnt do, she said. Its a male dominated thing. I have three girls and I wanted them to know theres nothing a woman cant do. My friends say Im crazy, Boily said. [My husband] thinks its great. He knows I love it and that I wanted it. Persons with con cerns about an alligator should call FWCs tollfree Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 1-866-FWCGATOR (866-392-4286). Generally, an alligator may be deemed a nui sance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property.From Page 1Trapper -Photo submittedHeavy rains brought an unexpected visitor to Harbor Ops on May 15. The fourfoot alligator was captured by Boatswains Mate Seaman William Spellman and relocated to the Wonderwood Lake by NS Mayports Wildlife Officer Art Burt.No Dumping Markers Remind Residents That Stormwater System Drains To RiverNS Mayport EnvironmentalBlue markers have recently begun showing up around stormwater drains throughout the Station. These alumi num markers that state No Dumping Drains to River are being installed as part of a continuing public education effort with the goal to remind people that water and other substances that go down our storm drains flow directly to the creeks and rivers that surround us on nearly every side. At Naval Station Mayport we have two very different sewer systems. Liquids that enter the SANITARY sewer system, typically through sinks, toilets, and floor drains, flow to the Stations wastewater treatment plant. There they are treated in a series of processes to disinfect the flow and remove contaminants. Even so, we must be careful not to place materials into the sanitary system that could clog pipes or disrupt the pro cesses at the wastewater treatment plant. Conversely, liquids and materials entering the STORM sewer system receive little to no treat ment prior to discharge. The storm sewer system is designed to efficiently carry rain water off of our roadways and from around structures to pre vent flooding.The only treatment that stormwa ter may receive is if it is absorbed into the soil or taken up by plants that grow in storm ponds or ditches. However, most of the stormwater sewer lines are comprised of steel culverts and con crete lined ditches that speeds the flow of storm water to the river and do not treat or clean water pollution. There are hundreds of stormwa ter inlets in parking lots, in streets, and between buildings here at Naval Station Mayport. It is best to assume that any drain you see in outdoor areas flows to the storm sewer system. Because of the nature of stormwater system designs, our personal practices have a signifi cant effect on water quality in the St. Johns River and other nearby water bodies. Whatever you drip, drop, sweep or blow into storm drains or even just onto streets, piers and parking lots will most likely ultimately end up in the river. While most people are probably aware of the adverse effects of oil and chemicals on fish and other aquatic spe cies, people should also be aware of the adverse effects of such substances as soapy water, soil, grass clippings, cigarette butts, and litter. Naval Station has processes for getting rid of all types of wastes. Sweeping them into streets and storm drains isnt one of them. When you see the new storm drain markers like the one pictured in this article around the Station, remember that whether marked or not, storm drains are for stormwa ter only and streets are not disposal sites. If you notice substances being dumped to the storm sewer system, you are encouraged to notify the Environmental Division at 270-6781. -Photo submittedMarkers remind residents not to dump waste into NS Mayports stormwater system.Saturday, June 2 An Eating and Growing Seasonably Workshop; a food demo/ sampling using seasonal produce and learn to grow warm season veg etables. at Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Ave. 32254, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $10 with pre-registra tion and pre-payment being required. A tour of the Canning Center will be offered at the end of this class. Please con tact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Monday, June 4 Beaches Photography Club will meet on at the Beaches Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 6-8 p.m. Roger Nelson will speak about the clubs upcoming outing to Key West and James Brady demonstrates Monitor Calibration and use of the XRite i1Display Pro device. For more information, go to www.beaches photographyclub.com. This is a free event with people of all ability levels and camera types wel comed and encouraged to come and learn more about photography. Thursday, June 7 Fresh and saltwater anglers of all types are encouraged to save the date for the Third Annual GATE Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo benefitting The St. Johns River Alliance scheduled for Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10 at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Register at select GATE conve nience stores throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia (Store locations: www.jackson villerodeo.com/rodeo/ tickets) and Strike Zone Fishing, 11702 Beach Blvd. Registration will also be available at the tournament site Thursday, June 7. The general tourna ment entry fee is $40 (plus tax) per angler Jackpot tickets are $375 per boat (king fish plus tax) and $175 per boat (redfish plus tax) plus the general angler fee. This familyfriendly event will offer participants the chance to fish for a total of 18 different offshore and inshore saltwater species, as well as freshwater species. The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is hosting a Day of Discovery on June 7. The Bar at Villagio will feature An Evening with Wade Tower, per forming all the Sinatra classics with Michael Buble mixed in. For more details, please visit www. worldgolfrenaissance. com. Saturday, June 9 The United Methodist Women of Fort Caroline United Methodist Church, 8510 Ft. Caroline Rd., will hold its Yard Sale at the church from 8 a.m.1 p.m. The United Methodist Men of Fort Caroline United Methodist Church are cooking up a fish fry including fish, grits, cole slaw, and hushpuppies from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for ages 5-12; FREE for under 5. Take out is available. For more information, call 744-1311. In conjunction with the Third Annual GATE Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo, Anglers for Conservation, GATE, Coastal Angler Magazine and the Southern Kingfish Association will host a Hook Kids on Fishing event from 9-11 a.m. To be held at Metropolitan Park, kids ages 6 to 16 will participate in clinics on casting, conservation, safety, knot tying, catch and release tactics, and more for free. The first 100 kids to register will win a free rod, reel, and tackle box courtesy of Anglers for Conservation. To reg ister or for more information, call (904) 461-6773. Tuesday, June 12 Come enjoy mak ing Dill Pickles and take home some of the product made at the Duval County Extension Canning Center, from 9 a.m. noon or 1 4 p.m. Class space is limited. Cost is $20 per person. Pre-registration and pre payment should be made by Thursday, June 7th. To register call Jeannie at 255-7450. Thursday, June 14 The Duval County Extension Office/UF IFAS will be offering a prep class for people who would like to take the arborist certification test and become a certified Arborist. This four part series will be on June 14, 21, 28, and July 5th. It will be from 5-9 p.m. and cost $50 per person. This course is designed to review some of the important concepts of the Arborist Certification Study Guide. This course will augment any study program you may be currently doing. It does not take the place of studying for the exam. Each participant will receive a note book with program notes. These classes will be held at the Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville. You can register online at http:www.eventbrite. com/event/3404048601 or make check payable to DCOHAC and mail to Larry Figart, 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, Fl 32254. For questions or more information please call Larry Figart at 904255-7450. Deadline to register is with payment is Friday, June 8. The FORTY AND EIGHT (La Societe des Quarante Hommmes et Huit Chevaux) is proud to announce their host ing of the 2012 Flag Day ceremony at the BVMP Park. The program will feature the Retirement of the Flag and, participa tion of the 40 & 8 Engine and Car representing French trains that trans ported Doughboys into battle during WW1. Box cars stenciled with 40/8, denoting capacity to hold either 40 troops or eight horses, were the principle mode of trans portation for Americans to the trenches. This his toric organization, found ed in 1920 by American Veterans returning from France, will offer the public a dignified opportunity to retire Old Glory that may have become tattered and torn. There will be an opportunity for the chil dren to ride on the 40 & 8 train after the ceremony. Please bring blankets or chairs to enjoy this patri otic presentation. Saturday June 16 Please join us at the Duval County Extension office at 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, for a free work shop on What You Need to Know and May Not have Considered When it Comes to Community Gardens; from 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. This work shop will give you a good understanding of getting started, basis regulatory/ zoning laws, funding, and writing grants. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Vettes at the Village returns for its 13th year at World Golf Village on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by North Florida Corvette Association, Corvette Club of Mandarin and Jacksonville Corvette Club, Vettes at the Village is free and open to the public. A $25 donation is requested for cars regis tered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will benefit the Wolfson Childrens Hospital. For registration information, visit www.nfca.net.Out in Town Adventure Landing Military Appreciation Night Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO will host a great fam ily night out at Adventure Landing on Wednesday, June 13 at the Beach Blvd. location. Your USO has reserved the entire park from 6-11 p.m. for use by Active Duty/Guard and Activated Reserve Personnel and their immediate family mem bers. USO admission wristbands are on sale at the Mayport and NAS USO Centers. Wristbands are only $2 each and everyone over the age of three must have a wrist band to enter the park. 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. One free banner per household, please. 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 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. 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. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.