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The Mirror editorSailors and local dignitaries commem orated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a ceremony and wreath toss on June 4 aboard USS De Wert (FFG 45). Guest speaker for this years event was Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. The Battle of Midway was undoubt edly the turning point of the war in the Pacific, Scorby said. The victory at sea cemented the role of naval aviaion in combat and this celebration affords us the opportunity to commemorate the heroic actions of the fighting men of the pacific fleet. Celebrating the hardearned victory at Midway provides an opportunity to recognize the courage and sacrifices of the brave veterans who fought there. It is a reminder of what makes our Navy great. The Battle of midway was fought between June 4-7 and is considered one of the most decisive battles of World War II. At the end of the three days, the Japanese had lost four large carriers to the U.S. Navy, along with more than 100 trained pilots and 700 trained aircraft mechanics whose technical expertise could not be easily replaced, Scorby added. The victory at Midway defeated the Japanese attempt to draw the U.S. carri ers into a decisive battle and also thwart ed their attempts for further offensive action, he said. Today, the courage, valor and innovation of our people con tinue to be the key to the Navys suc Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com 70 Years After Battle Is Won Mayport Honors Midway Battle-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, is joined by Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, and NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Undersander, as they toss a commemorative wreath honoring the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway into the basin of NS Mayport on June 4. Taylor Aids Yemeni Dhow USS Taylor Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) ren dered assistance to a dis tressed Yemeni fishing dhow experiencing mechanical problems, May 19-21. Aircrew members of an SH-60B Sea Hawk heli copter assigned to Taylors embarked Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 9, observed the Yemeni fishing dhow Nahda, approximately 190 nautical miles southwest of Salalah, Oman. We descended down to check the dhow and noticed there were a few people on deck. They began to wave their arms above their heads very similar to the interna tional sign of distress, Lt. Jason Elfe, HSL-48 Det. 9 pilot. These actions were not typical, based on previ ous encounters, and I had already noticed the vessel was not moving. Putting the two together, I realized that the vessel was in distress. Taylor deployed a rig id-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) with members of its visit, board, search and sei zure (VBSS) team, to assess the condition of the dhow and its nine mariners. The dhows master reported engine and mechani cal problems as the vessel sailed from Socotra Island to Shihir, Yemen. Two engine men assigned to Taylor, confirmed the engine was inoperable. Taylor immediately coor dinated with the Yemeni Coast Guard to provide assistance with dhow. Due to the lack of propulsion and the dhows location within the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), Taylor remained overnight in close proximity to the dhow to ensure the safety of the crew. INSIDE-Photo by MC1 Peter SantiniMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) tow the disabled Yemeni fishing dhow Nahda. The dhow was deemed inoperable due to loss of its engine. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. See Taylor, Page 3 See Midway, Page 9

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Studies show that by the end of fifth grade children without summer learning opportunities are nearly three years behind their peers in reading. So what can you do to Stop Summer Learning Loss? To avoid Summer Slide that loss of learned skills and knowledge from the end of one school year to the begin ning of the next year you need to make sure that your child is actively reading and learn ing throughout the summer. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nations oldest and largest childrens literacy organiza tion, believes there is no better time than this summer to begin helping our children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. Motivating children to read throughout the year is essen tial to building lifelong readers, says Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. And reading is the doorway to all other learn ing. Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide back ward. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning A conser vative estimate of lost instruc tional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... Its com mon for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching mate rial that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills. Most children will ben efit fromexposure to educa tional activities to help main tain their skills and get them started on the right foot come fall. Whether he is enrolled in a summer camp, participat ing in online/virtual learning, engaged in disguised learning, or enjoying a learning vacation, he can be learning. Online/Virtual learning is available through Floridas Department of Education. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Connections Academy have partnered to become Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT). This new online partnership features tuition-free school for students in grades K-5 (returning fami lies only) and 9-12. If you wish for your child to take a credit course for summer, please contact your childs school coun selor for permission. Websites which can provide free and fun summer online learning include the following: www.thinkfinity.org/gamesand-tools [K-12 fun games and activities for long summer days] www.khanacademy.org [ all ages 2100 videos & self-paced exercises covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history] www.coolmath.com [fun games, puzzles, and more all related to math] http://freerice.com [great vocabulary game which donates 10 grains of free rice to United Nations World Food Program for each answer you get right. Adults can play too!!!] Disguised learning has been the hallmark of great parenting forever. Whether you are shop ping, cooking, working on the car, or attending a sports event, you can create learning experi ences for your child. Shopping allows you to teach about price comparison while cooking invites lessons on nutrition and measurements dry and wet. Working on the car involves the use of new tools and measure ments. Baseball has statistics galore. How is that ERA calcu lated? Taking a trip to the Grand Canyon or just down the road to Hanna Park? Use this vacation or day trip as an opportunity to teach planning, time man agement, internet resources, and maybe even calculating gas consumption. Prior to leaving, use the internet to research the history of your destination and ask your child to report on various aspects of the site during your travel. Whatever you do to keep the learning active, have fun with it! Visit your local library and explore more information on making this the summer when you stop the summer slide. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article 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.Stop Your Childs Summer Learning LossJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingSeveral years ago, after a night of being out on liberty during a port visit, I hit my rack and went on to listen to my Ipod. I was going through various songs and came across one I had listened to numerous times. It was a song I was very famil iar with. But as I lay there with my ear buds on with the whole world tuned out I heard music and beats I had never heard before. The same song came alive and sounded new. In fact I listened to the song over and over again wondering why I never heard the sounds before. Distinct instruments were being used that I never realized before. The same thing hap pens to me when I watch movies more than once; watch reruns on TV, or reread a book. Every time I look at something I should be familiar with I find something I had not seen before. Around us each day there are things we should be seeing and hearing that we overlook because of the business and rou tine of life. How much of life has passed us by, how many significant moments have we overlooked, and how many opportunities have we squandered and missed because of all the noise and activity around us? Noted Christian author Henry Blackaby writes in the book Experiencing God that God is always at work around us and he speaks to us through people, circumstances, prayer, and His word. I believe this too. God is always speak ing to us and drawing us to Him. He speaks to us through beautiful sunsets, the smile of a child, and the loneliness of a home less man. Sometimes we miss it. Sometimes we really dont want to see it. God speaks truth through our families, our wives, and our children. God speaks to us through strangers and at times through our enemies. But we are too absorbed with ourselves to listen. My point is God is always speaking and revealing Himself. Just because we are not paying attention does not mean God is not there. The veil between the nat ural and the supernatu ral world is very thin, and when we pray to God, he speaks and he answers. A Second Glance May Reveal Missed GemsLt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSVietnam War Proclamation Honors 50 YearsFrom American Forces Press ServiceIn a proclamation issued May 25, President Barack Obama urged Americans to remem ber the courage and sacrifice of U.S. military members who served during the Vietnam War, and he declared May 28, 2012, through Nov. 11, 2012, as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. In his proclamation, Obama called upon federal, state, and local officials to honor our Vietnam veterans, our fallen, our wounded, those unac counted for, our former prison ers of war, their families, and all who served with appropri ate programs, ceremonies, and activities during the 13-year commemoration. As we observe the 50th anni versary of the Vietnam War, we reflect with solemn reverence upon the valor of a generation that served with honor, Obama said in his proclamation. We pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who left their families to serve bravely, a world away from everything they knew and everyone they loved. From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and count less villages in between, they pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and mon soon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans, the president continued. Through more than a decade of combat, over air, land, and sea, these proud Americans upheld the highest traditions of our armed forces. Today, grateful Americans honor more than 58,000 patri ots -their names etched in black granite who sacrificed all they had and all they would ever know, Obama said. We draw inspiration from the heroes who suffered unspeak ably as prisoners of war, yet who returned home with their heads held high. We pledge to keep faith with those who were wounded and still carry the scars of war, seen and unseen. With more than 1,600 of our service members still among the missing, we pledge as a nation to do everything in our power to bring these patriots home. In the reflection of The Wall, he continued, we see the mili tary family members and veter ans who carry a pain that may never fade. May they find peace in knowing their loved ones endure, not only in medals and memories, but in the hearts of all Americans, who are forever grateful for their service, valor, and sacrifice. Obama urged citizens to renew our sacred commit ment to those who answered our countrys call in Vietnam and those who awaited their safe return. Beginning on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, he said, the fed eral government will partner with local governments, private organizations, and communi ties across America to partic ipate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The 13-year commemoration, he added, will honor and give thanks to a generation of proud Americans who saw our coun try through one of the most challenging missions we have ever faced. No amount of words will ever be enough or fully worthy in praising military members for their service in the Vietnam War, nor any honor truly befit ting their sacrifice, Obama said. However, it is never too late to pay tribute to the men and women who answered the call of duty with courage and valor, he said, adding its also important to renew our commitment to the fullest possible accounting for those who have not returned. Obama urged all Americans to provide our Vietnam veter ans, their families, and all who have served the fullest respect and support of a grateful nation. He reveals himself. As a Christian chaplain, I believe the answer to our deepest yearnings and our questions about life and purpose are within our grasp through the reading of Gods holy word the Bible. The Bible says Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119: 105, English Standard Version). You can keep coming to the Bible and discover new things every time you read it. Passages you may have read over and over before can come alive! While you wont find specific answers to whom you should marry, or where you should live, or what class to take, the stories and lessons of the Bible offers countless insight and wisdom to guide, inspire, and speak to our circumstances. Take a moment to quiet your heart and say this prayer. Then spend some time reading the words of God. You might hear something in your spirit you have never heard before. Almighty and Everliving God, you are the source of all hope and meaning in life. In the busy-ness of routine, and in the midst of the noisi ness of all our activities, we ask that you would quiet our hearts that we might hear you in ways we have never heard you before. Remove any distrac tions so that we might see you and your mighty hand at work in the in the world around us and in course of daily lives. Help us to see you in places we would have never imagined and may we encounter you in sur prising and unexpected, yet powerful ways. Give us faith, hope and confidence as we navi gate the uncertainties of human life. Help us to see the adventurous and abundant life you have called us to live. Bless our families and all those we love. We ask all these things to the glory of your great Name. Amen. Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Frocked SH1(SW) Daniel Cournede, NS Mayport BM1(SW/AW) Fred Lowe, NS Mayport ET1(SW) Johnathan R. Miller, NS Mayport MA1(SW/EXW) Steven Oliveria, NS Mayport SH1(SW) Maria M. Torresguevara, NS Mayport ABE2(AW/SW/SS) Travis J. Beasley, NS Mayport MA2 David M. Burton, NS Mayport EN2 Cudarrius Collins, NS Mayport MA2 Alex B. Cornette, NS Mayport MA2 Heather E. Cowell, NS Mayport ET2 Joanna B. Croll, NS Mayport MA2 Autumn L. Devine, NS Mayport OS2 Miranda Y. Gonzalez, NS Mayport YN2 Mark E. Hill, NS Mayport MA2 Kaitlin M. Hobbs, NS Mayport EN2 William S. Johnson, NS Mayport BM2 John M. King, NS Mayport MA2(AW) Micheal Marquez, NS Mayport AC2 Joshua Meier, NS Mayport SH2(SW/AW) Brandon M. Perry, NS Mayport MA2 Araeus J. Spradley, NS Mayport GM2 Wendowlyn Villafuerte, NS Mayport AC3(AW) Adrienne C. Wetherington, NS Mayport MA2 Theopolis T. White, NS Mayport QM2 Josef L. Zimmerman, NS Mayport MA3 Patrick J. Adamek, NS Mayport MA3 Kierston S. Allen, NS Mayport AC3 Shavon N. Armstrong, NS Mayport MA3 Veronica Bargman, NS Mayport YN3 Rochelle L. Bell, NS Mayport OS3 Areya S. Berry, NS Mayport SH3 Randolph E. Copeland III, NS Mayport MA3 Stephanie N. Ferrara, NS Mayport MA3 Alexander T. Gallagher, NS Mayport OS3 Laquanta T. George, NS Mayport QM3 Grant K. Hendricks, NS Mayport BM3 Ashley M. Monroe, NS Mayport LS3 Natashdra A. Mosley, NS Mayport GM3 Justin M. Najdawi, NS Mayport MA3 Anthonio Oglesby, NS Mayport BM3 Brent A. Pelletier, NS Mayport MA3 Ann L. Poindexter, NS Mayport MA3 Brett A. Radcliff, NS Mayport MA3 Seth E. Rester, NS Mayport BM3 Shawntae M. Ross, NS Mayport CS3 Dustin M. Snyder, NS Mayport BM3 William T. Spellman, NS Mayport MA3 Wesley M. Thompson, NS Mayport As a result of being the top graduate of Master-atArms A School, MASA Gerardo Gonzalez was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgHope Needs Your HelpA CFC participant. Provided as a public service -Photos by MC1 William TownsendAbove, NS Mayport Sailors await the frocking ceremony held last Friday at the jetties. Master-at-Arms Gerardo Gonzalez is meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class after being the top graduate at the Master-at-Arms A school. NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, congratulates Operations Specialist 2nd Class Miranda Y. Gonzalez who returned to duty on May 30 after a 10-month IA to Djibouti, Africa.The VBSS team provided Nahdas crew with food and water; and medical personnel assessed the mariners to be in good health. Taylor towed Nahda toward Yemeni territorial waters May 20 because without any propulsion capability the dhow poses a hazard to navigation and unsafe to remain at sea. Taylor rendezvoused with a Yemeni Coast Guard rescue vessel to further support Nahdas crew, May 21. Taylor departed the scene and continued its mission. The event was success ful due to the combined effort of the VBSS team, the engineers, boatswains mates, and qualified offi cers of the deck, said Lt. Michael Modeer, Taylors navigator and VBSS boarding officer. The team was able to safely prepare Nahda for tow and provide assistance to its crew during the tran sit. From Page 1Taylor MAYPORT THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 USS Vicksburg On DeploymentVicksburg Visits BahrainEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) completed a regularly scheduled port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, May 28. Sailors had the chance to explore the rich culture in Bahrain, while continuing U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to foster regional partner ships with locals in the country. Our Sailors displayed an incredible amount of professionalism ashore which can be directly linked to the positive rela tionship we have with Bahrain, said Lt. Cmdr. Noble Hetherington III, operations officer aboard Vicksburg. By interacting with the local Bahrainis, we impact their view of Americans. They were able to take advantage of the naval facilities in Bahrain, although Sailors still stood duty and performed regular maintenance on equipment while in port. Sailors were excited to have access to things like the post office and Navy Exchange, said Hetherington. Most ports we visit dont offer these facili ties, he added. In addition to facilities on base, Sailors took part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours such as go-cart racing, a beach barbeque at a local resort, fishing, a local water park and a Bahrain dolphin resort. I went to the beach barbeque, said Operations Specialist Seaman Derek Marsik, assigned to Vicksburg. I had a great time, it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Other Sailors took advantage of downtime and the city of Manama. I was impressed by the continued growth of the city since I was here last, said Operations Specialist 1st Class Tywone James. This is the 12th time Ive been here and every one has been friendly every time Ive visited. The facilities were even bet ter than I remember them being and I definitely want to come back for the Formula One series one day. Vicksburg is on its final deployment, operating with Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and is slated to decommission in 2013. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conduct ing maritime security operations, theater secu rity cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MCSN Eric Scot BrannU.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) pose for a photo with local teammates after a basketball tournament as part of America Week sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. America Week was held to celebrate cultural and economic ties between the U.S. and Bahrain. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by MCSN Eric Scot BrannU.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) go for the ball during a basketball tournament sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott Sailors assigned to the French navy anti-air frigate FS Cassard (D 614) board the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clayton D. Duke demonstrates casualty procedures on Ensign Michael S. Wilkinson for Hospitalman Jacob A. Bryant aboard the guided-mis sile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottAviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Julius Allen, assigned to the Big Irons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, logs maintenance assignments aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCapt. Logan Jones, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), gives Capt. Benoit Courau, commanding officer of the French navy destroyer FS Cassard (D614), a tour of Vicksburg. -Photo by MCSN Gregory White A Marine renders a salute during a memorial ceremony commemorating the 70th anni versary of the Battle of Midway aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) follows. The previous USS Enterprise, CV-6, played a key role in the battle. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 5 -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottQuartermaster 2nd Class Arden M. Lamb participates in an all-hands working party aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottChief Logistics Specialist Michael D. Barry, right, and Engineman 2nd Class Jason Moyer participate in an all-hands working party aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottU.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), watch a replen ishment-at-sea between Vicksburg and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Above and left, members of the Step Afrika! percussive dance group perform aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Anthony J. Sims prepares pasta sauce for the crew's dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). The ship's galley prepares four meals a day for a crew of 365 Sailors. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottSailors assigned to the French navy anti-air frigate FS Cassard (D 614) arm wrestle U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) after a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise.

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Roth TSP To Expand Readiness OptionsAmerican Forces Press ServiceA major retirement savings tool available to all service members and DOD civilians is the Thrift Savings Plan, and soon there will be a new way to save for retirement the Roth TSP, a senior Defense Department offi cial said. The Roth TSP, which uses after-tax dollars, will begin phased implemen tation this month for the Marine Corps, and in July for DOD civilians, said Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Departments Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. The Roth TSP plan will be available for Navy, Air Force and Army members in October of this year, Thompson said. The phased imple mentation will ensure each customers taxable wages and TSP contri butions are computed accurately, according to Defense Finance and Accounting Service offi cials. The schedule allows for thorough testing of the needed complex changes made to the various civil ian, active duty military and reserve component payroll systems, DFAS officials said. The TSP website has a wealth of information to help guide you on the differences between the [TSP] plans, Thompson said. Financial readiness, including choosing the right investments and savings plans, is crucial to service members finan cial futures, Thompson said. Service members should start saving for retirement early, she said, because they never know what path their careers might take. If you dont put some thing away in that retire ment plan, you may not have something if you dont reach your 20 years as a military member, Thompson said. And, because of com pound interest, she added, service members who wait to save until late in their careers can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, financial readiness also includes debt management, man aging your credit card[s] and basically [practicing] impulse control on your buying to make sure that you dont live outside your means, Thompson said. Free financial consult ing services are avail able through installation family assistance centers and Military OneSource, Thompson said. Military OneSource provides advice and assistance for service member fam ily issues such as deploy ments, parenting, financial management, educa tion, child care, military spouse employment, and more. Military financial con sulting services also can assist military members in making the right finan cial management deci sions for their particular circumstances, she said. Financial management tools offered through Military OneSource arent just for active duty ser vice members, Thompson said, noting reserve com ponent members who are geographically iso lated or those who may want to do it from the convenience of their home ... can call Military OneSource and get that service. In any event, finan cial decisions should not be made in isolation, Thompson said. Its important to get expert advice, she said, and our personal finan cial counselors both on the military installations and through Military OneSource -are certified financial counselors. NAVYLithium Battery Mailing ProhibitedNAVSUP Corporate CommunicationsNaval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), which oversees Navy postal operations, announced May 11, it is providing guidance to the fleet about new United States Postal Service (USPS) prohibitions regarding lithium batter ies. According to the USPS announcement, begin ning May 16, mail to or from APOs/FPOs are pro hibited from containing lithium or products con taining lithium. The pro hibition also applies to international mail. The prohibition is in effect pending further USPS review of investigations for safety. Customers should understand that postal clerks at these locations have been instructed to question patrons and check customs labels for any declarations of lithi um batteries or electronic equipment to determine whether lithium batter ies are in the shipment, said NAVSUP Navy Postal Subject Matter Expert Tom Rittle. Upon iden tification of packages containing lithium batter ies, customers will have the option to remove the batteries or not mail the package. The prohibition applies regardless of quantity, size, watt-hours, and whether the cells or bat teries are packed in equipment, with equip ment, or without equip ment. For more information about the prohibition, see USPS Postal Bulletin 22336 at http://about. usps.com/postal-bulle tin/2012/pb22336/pdf/ pb22336.pdf. The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission-to deliver sustained global logis tics capabilities to the Navy and Joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military personnel oversee a diverse portfo lio including supply chain management for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply opera tions, conventional ord nance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, secu rity assistance, and qual ity of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal ser vices, Navy Exchanges, and movement of house hold goods. The NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of pro fessionals who deliver unparalleled products and services to customers in the Fleet and across the world. a CFC participant Provided as a public service marchforbabies.org 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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USS Underwood Completes UNITAS Pacific Exercise Scenario PhaseSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class guidedmissile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) completed the Exercise Scenario Phase (ESP) of UNITAS Pacific (PAC), May 23. Underwood operated closely with ships from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru during the two-day event. Basically, it entails multi-national coopera tion, said Lt. Lori Rose, Underwoods operations officer. We have the dif ferent units from the dif ferent navies coordinat ing in one force, the Blue force, going up against another force which is the opposition force. It gives us a chance to exercise the lessons that weve learned from being out here in the previous days. The ships engaged in a variety of exercises, ranging from maritime inter diction operations, coun ter-piracy events, air war fare, surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. This was the culmi nation of all the little things weve been doing up until the last few days of UNITAS PAC, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brent Hall. Its more of a be on your guard type training. We set the ESP scenario and have no idea whats coming or when its coming, so we have to just be on our toes from start to fin ish. Coordinating the exer cises among the ships while maintaining a high operational tempo had its challenges, but proved to be a good opportunity for the navies to learn from each other. Ive learned a lot of different techniques and a lot of different ways to execute certain types of events, said Hall. The other navies have differ ent ways of carrying out their executions, but this broadened my hori zons and gave me some more options to fall back on and put to use in the future sometime. I think this has been an excellent exchange of techniques and strategies between the navies. UNITAS PAC 53-12 is an annual naval exercise where the U.S. Navy and South American navies increase interoperability with each other and pro mote maritime security in the region. Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC and is deployed to Central and South America and Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing prin cipally sea-based, for ward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain coop erative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance region al security and promote peace, stability, and pros perity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.Three Sea Cadet Groups Visit NS MayportFrom U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Manatee DivisionThree U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps divisions spent an action packed weekend on base at Naval Station Mayport. Cadets from Dunns Manatee Division who drill in Yankeetown, FL invited the Tampa Bay Division, which drills at Mac Dill Air Force Base, and the Gulf Eagle Division, which drills in Ft. Meyers, Fla., to experience life in the Navy. It took hours of plan ning and coordinating, but allowing the cadets to be on base and hear firsthand about different opportunities is invalu able, said Led by Lt. Todd Dunn, the Sea Cadets leader. In all, there were about 16 adult lead ers and almost 60 cadets that made their way to Mayport on a Friday evening via carpools. Everyone was privi leged to stay at the Navy Lodge right on the beach. Squads of six cadets took turns standing watch throughout the night. At morning muster, everyone was buzzing with excitement. During reveille national anthems from Spain and Brazil also played after the United States anthem since there was a Spanish ship and a Brazilian submarine in port. After some march ing and physical train ing, cadets lined up in the mess hall for chow and were treated to pancakes, eggs and bacon. A short drive later the group was at Fourth Fleet Operations Center. Before entering, cadets were officially welcomed to the Naval Station by the Navy League of the United States President of the Florida Region William Dudley. Mr. Dudley was instrumental in making this event possible, Dunn explained to the cadets. Small groups were led into a room filled with computers and large screens by Lt. Tommy Groves. The commander of the room provided the cadets an overview of her responsibilities and dis cussed the importance of the Panama Canal and the support of other countries to ensure the security of passage through the area. In the afternoon, the group was treated to a tour of USS Robert G. Bradley. Sailors led the cadets around the ship and they were shown guns the boat is equipped with includ ing the CWIS with bul lets that are larger than a mans hand and can track a target over a mile. They were even able to climb through a hatch. Seaman Ricketts exclaimed, Ive never climbed so many stairs in my life, giving evidence to the rigors of sea life. Cadets had a thrill when they were each given an opportunity to use the fire hose on board. They learned how to aim the hose and then exchange the nozzle with the person behind them in line. Once back on shore, everyone joined the party being thrown by USO for Military Appreciation Day. This was time for cadets to swim in the pool, surf at the beach or just relax and enjoy their fellow shipmates and talk about the days events. Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, Fla. -Photo submittedCryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Zach Thalji of USS Robert G. Bradley shows Sea Cadets Vickers and Pickard some damage control tactics during a ship tour. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 7

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Roosevelt Part Of Fleet WeekFrom Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsSix U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters and 12 coalition ships from around the world sailed into New York harbor to commence Fleet Week New York 2012, May 23. Approximately 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen descended upon the city to celebrate the 25th Fleet Week New York, taking place May 23-30. This year the sea services join together to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Fleet Week has been New York Citys celebration of the sea ser vices since 1984. It is an unparalleled opportunity for citizens of New York and the surrounding area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, firsthand, the latest capabilities of todays maritime services. Navy ships participat ing in this years com memoration include mul tipurpose amphibious assault ship Wasp, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and the Arleigh Burkeclass guided missile destroyers USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Throughout the week, a number of exhibits and displays showed off the technology of the maritime services to include air shows and ground demonstrations by mem bers of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team. This year, Fleet Week New York is one of the signature events around the country commemo rating OpSail 2012, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the StarSpangled Banner. The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, all who served in the nations conflicts since then, and who are defending free dom around the world today. -Photo by MC2 Jason Daniel JohnstonEngineman Fireman Apprentice Elecia Weatherspoon, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), leads students in a group dance while the Navy Band performs during a Fleet Week New York 2012 event at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Fleet Week New York 2012 marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nations sea services. The seven-day event coincides with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world. -Photo by MCSN Molly Anne GreendeerTelevision host Kelly Ripa, right, speaks with naval offi cers during a commercial break on Live with Kelly during Fleet Week New York 2012. -Photo by MC2 Gretchen M. AlbrechtAl Roker, an anchor on The Today Show, gives a shout out to Sailors and Marines in Rockefeller Center while taping The Today Show. -Photo by MC2 Thomas Gagnier -Photo by MC1 Arif PataniAbove, Sailors pose for photos during Fleet Week. Bottom left, A military honor guard leads the procession in the 145th Kings County Memorial Day Parade in Brooklyn during Fleet Week New York 2012. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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cess. We remember this historic sea battle, a battle that changed the course of history and established the proud traditions that clearly show we are the greatest Navy in the world. We remem ber those who fought and what they were fighting for. The ceremony ended with a wreath tossing by Scorby, NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Undersander into Mayports basin off of a local tug.From Page 1Midway Above, Command Master Chief Robert L. White, Naval Station Mayport and Command Master Chief Herbert Ellis, CNRSE, participate in a wreath laying ceremony during the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Midway aboard the guided-missile frig ate USS De Wert (FFG 45) at Naval Station Mayport. The commemoration took place to pay tribute to the Sailors and Marines who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Midway. Left, Naval Station Mayports color guard parade the colors. Below left, Capt. Douglas Cochrane, commanding officer Naval Station Mayport, introduces guest speaker, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. Below right, Seaman Andrew Fields lowers his head during the invocation of a 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Midway ceremony-Photos by MCSN Damian Berg THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 9

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June 8: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 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; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by HSM 40. For tickets, (904) 2706332 x215 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 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 27: 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 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! 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 MWRJune 8: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 8: Banana Challenge: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Test your skills with our wild and weird banana challenges. 246-0347 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 15: Toga Party: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Break out the bed sheet, Its about to get Roman in here! 246-0347 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 22: Good, Ole Fashioned Picnic and Games!: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Its a Hoe Down at the teen center with classic Western fare and fun! 246-0347 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. 270-7205 June 29: Mystery Movie: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Settle in for chills and thrills as we enjoy a movie and snacks! 246-0347 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 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. 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. Transportation Only. 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, 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; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by HSM 40. For tickets, (904) 2706332 x215 June 15: Regency Mall Trip Van Departs Liberty Center 12 p.m. FREE June 15: 1980s Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit plus best 80s costume contest, free food and prizes. LIBERTY Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effec tive immediately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Want to see more muscles in the mirror? Perfect your form and technique in a resistance training class designed to maxi mize muscle strength. This full body strength training class will challenge every major muscle group and includes core train ing specifically designed to build and strengthen the mus cles of the abdomen and back. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maxi mized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a program designed to improve the operational performance of Navy personnel through fit ness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refuel ing. This is a 4-week program for CFLs and ACFLs only. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga Oceanfront Yoga (weather permitting) will transform your body and your attitude. Start your busy day with stretch, strength and stress relief. 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Everyone is invited to the after party! After a long week of physical training, tissue man agement along with flexibility, stability and mobility training will help you recover, rejuve nate and get you ready to do it all again on Monday. Dont become a victim of overuse injuries, see and be seen at the after party. Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT Provides a solid founda tion to H.I.T. (High Intensity Training). Focus is placed on development of proper form & mechanics for various lifts & bodyweight movements. Participation will result in a solid platform to begin mas tery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your lim its. Participants must possess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to ini tially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT A four-part prerequisite training program, which will prepare Mayports personnel for safe and effective incorporation into Mayports HIT program. All four training segments of Intro to HIT must be completed before entry into HIT and participa tion in the WOD (workout of the day). Intro to HIT includes pro tocol review, physical assess ment, Rowing 101, pillar and movement preparation, flexibility training, tissue management, refueling and the fundamentals of the Olympic lifts, the squat and the pull-up. Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire command to the next level, oceanfront! This command class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, mus cular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accommodate 200+ personnel, weather per mitting. 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT Designed for those in supe rior shape. Will build onto an already strong fitness and skill base accomplished in H.I.T. Level 1. Includes Olympic and Power lifts, Gymnastics and intense modalities of condition ing. Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fit ness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After comple tion of the course, participants will be issued a card which will allow them to use the facility when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Youll stay cool while gaining strength and endurance. Our aqua fitness program includes shallow, deep, resistance and Aqua Therapy classes. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy This aqua program is reserved for those who have special physical programming needs and who are unable to exercise out of the water. This program involves hydrothera py designed to address mobility issues. Command fitness class es are designed for groups of all sizes and all fitness levels. Make the mundane Command PT more motivating with the help of Mayports certified Navy Fitness Instructors. Classes are designed to meet the specific needs of Active Duty person nel, whether preparing for PRT, improving overall individual fitness levels (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility) or maintaining healthy fitness habits through out the year. The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located ocean front behind Surfside. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional programming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. MWR Summertime CO-ED softball league is starting June 11. Open to Active Duty, Dependents, Reservists, Retirees and DOD employees. Teams need only two women to participate in the league. Games begin at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. weekdays. If you are interested in participating and do not have a team contact the gym and we can put you on a team. For More information contact Rita at 904-270-5451. MWR Co-Ed Softball THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 11

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FFSC Workshop, Classes Available In JuneFrom 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. 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. SAPR, Suicide Prevention Topic For Workshops, All HandFrom USFFU.S. Fleet Forces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training Workshops to be held on board NS Mayport on June 13-14 at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. There are specific times set up for each of the tar get audiences including the All Hands session on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Reservations for the workshop are required. POC for reservations is Marie Parker, 757-8363573, e-mail: marie.park er@navy.mil. This training workshop is intended to provide leadership and program managers with available resources and assistance in implementing OPNAV and USFF requirements in execution of SAPR and suicide prevention poli cy. Eric Hipple, a retired NFL quarterback from the Detroit Lions and expert in coping with stress, bystander intervention, and building resiliency will provide part of the training. Additional train ing on changes to policy and the integration of chaplains into the com mand SAPR and suicide prevention programs will also be provided. June 13, 8-11:30 a.m., CO/XO/OIC/CMC/ COB, SAPR advocates, POCS Suicide Prevention Coordinators Traning Provided Policy/Program updates, chaplain integration What We Dont Know.. June 13, 12:304:30 p.m., Front Line Supervisors (E-5 to E-9, 0-1 to 0-4) Policy aware ness, chaplain integra tion, What We Dont Know.. June 14, 8-11:30 a.m., SAPR Advocates, POCS Suicide Prevention Coordinators Policy/Program updates, chaplain integration What We Dont Know.. June 14, 2-3 p.m., Comedy Is The Cure Happy Hour All Hands Ocean Breeze Conference Center Uniform for the work shop is uniform of the day. 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. Working together for stronger, healthier babiesa CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 13 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. Bikers Tracking a Cure For Diabetes, is a motor cycle ride that will venture over five of Jacksonvilles bridges on and hopes to generate significant rev enue for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapters out reach programs and research initiatives. The JSO police-escorted ride will start and fin ish at Adamec Harley Davidson located at 8909 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville. The cost for a rider is $25 and a pas senger is $15. Following the ride there will be live music, food, drinks, a silent auction and prizes. Bikers will take off at 10:30 a.m. and return around noon. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. To participate on June 9, please regis ter at http://jdrfevents. donordrive.com/event/ bikerstrackingacureforjdrf or contact Cheryl Smith at csmith@bbri.com. People may also register the day of the event at Adamec Harley on Baymeadows. 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. The peoples choice car show displays over 100 new, classic and custom Corvettes along the Walk of Champions at World Golf Village. A $25 donation is request ed for cars registered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will benefit the Wolfson Childrens Hospital. For registration information, visit www. nfca.net. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 14-4 as a pub lic service is offering an About Boating Safely class. The location is the Captains Club at 13363 Beach Blvd. between Hodges and Kernan. The class will start at 7:30 a.m. and will end around 5 p.m. The pro gram meets the Florida State requirement for a Boaters Safety Card and costs $25 including mate rials. Contact Mike at 904502-9154 for more infor mation or to register. Log onto our website at www. uscgajaxbeach.com Get checked! Well meet you at your home or marina, check your boats safety equipment, and provide a Seal of Safety decal at no charge. Call Brant at 904758-3402 for this service.Out in Town FRG Meetings USS Taylor family readi ness group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 7. USS De Wert family readiness group will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 13. USS Simpson family readiness group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 14. USS Halyburton family readiness group will meet from 6-7 p.m. on June 18. HSL-48 family readi ness group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on June 19. USS Underwood family readiness group will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on June 21. USS Farragut family readiness group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on June 22. No Dough Dinner USO will hold its No Dough Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on June 11 and June 25. 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 4970 to 383838 to VOTE! For more infor mation please visit www. getontheshelf.com K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Special For Military Hunting And Fishing License Active-duty and retired military Florida residents can get a low cost ($20) Military Gold Sportsmans License. The license cov ers hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing and a variety of associ ated permits at a greatly reduced cost. The Military Gold Sportsmans License is available at tax col lectors offices only. Applicants must present a current military ID card plus a Florida drivers license or orders show ing they are stationed in Florida as proof of eli gibility. Military Gold Sportsmans License (includes same privileg es as Gold Sportsmans License, Listed Below) Available to Florida resi dents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve; upon submis sion of a current military identification card and proof of Florida resi dency. Gold Sportsmans License includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licens es; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster per mits. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! Honorably discharged veterans, active-duty service and reserve members will receive a 25 percent discount on the purchase of a Florida State Park annual pass. The discount pro vides a savings of $15 on an individual annual pass and $30 on a fam ily annual pass, which allows up to eight peo ple in a group to access most of Floridas 160 state parks. In addition, hon orably discharged vet erans who have service connected disabilities, and surviving spouses of military veterans who have fallen in combat, will receive a lifetime family annual entrance pass at no charge. For information on qualifi cations and necessary forms to receive these discounts, visit www. FloridaStateParks.org/ The USO and RocketLife have partnered to deliver a heart-warming oppor tunity for the men and women of the armed forces and their fami lies. The Personal Photo Book program enables troops serving abroad and their families to create 20-page personal photo books and ship them to any APO/FPO address for free. These full-color, customized photo books are small enough to fit in a soldiers cargo pockets yet can hold more than 60 photos of loved ones. RocketLife prints the books for free, and the USO pays for the ship ping. To get started, visit http://uso.myphotoproducts.com. United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deploy ment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. 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. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.



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The Mirror editorSailors and local dignitaries commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a ceremony and wreath toss on June 4 aboard USS De Wert (FFG 45). Guest speaker for this years event was Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. The Battle of Midway was undoubtedly the turning point of the war in the Pacific, Scorby said. The victory at sea cemented the role of naval aviaion in combat and this celebration affords us the opportunity to commemorate the heroic actions of the fighting men of the pacific fleet. Celebrating the hardearned victory at Midway provides an opportunity to recognize the courage and sacrifices of the brave veterans who fought there. It is a reminder of what makes our Navy great. The Battle of midway was fought between June 4-7 and is considered one of the most decisive battles of World War II. At the end of the three days, the Japanese had lost four large carriers to the U.S. Navy, along with more than 100 trained pilots and 700 trained aircraft mechanics whose technical expertise could not be easily replaced, Scorby added. The victory at Midway defeated the Japanese attempt to draw the U.S. carriers into a decisive battle and also thwarted their attempts for further offensive action, he said. Today, the courage, valor and innovation of our people continue to be the key to the Navys suc Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com 70 Years After Battle Is Won Mayport Honors Midway Battle-Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, is joined by Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, and NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Undersander, as they toss a commemorative wreath honoring the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway into the basin of NS Mayport on June 4. Taylor Aids Yemeni Dhow USS Taylor Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) ren dered assistance to a dis tressed Yemeni fishing dhow experiencing mechanical problems, May 19-21. Aircrew members of an SH-60B Sea Hawk heli copter assigned to Taylors embarked Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 9, observed the Yemeni fishing dhow Nahda, approximately 190 nautical miles southwest of Salalah, Oman. We descended down to check the dhow and noticed there were a few people on deck. They began to wave their arms above their heads very similar to the interna tional sign of distress, Lt. Jason Elfe, HSL-48 Det. 9 pilot. These actions were not typical, based on previ ous encounters, and I had already noticed the vessel was not moving. Putting the two together, I realized that the vessel was in distress. Taylor deployed a rig id-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) with members of its visit, board, search and sei zure (VBSS) team, to assess the condition of the dhow and its nine mariners. The dhows master reported engine and mechani cal problems as the vessel sailed from Socotra Island to Shihir, Yemen. Two engine men assigned to Taylor, confirmed the engine was inoperable. Taylor immediately coor dinated with the Yemeni Coast Guard to provide assistance with dhow. Due to the lack of propulsion and the dhows location within the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), Taylor remained overnight in close proximity to the dhow to ensure the safety of the crew. INSIDE-Photo by MC1 Peter SantiniMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) tow the disabled Yemeni fishing dhow Nahda. The dhow was deemed inoperable due to loss of its engine. Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interception operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. See Taylor, Page 3 See Midway, Page 9

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Studies show that by the end of fifth grade children without summer learning opportunities are nearly three years behind their peers in reading. So what can you do to Stop Summer Learning Loss? To avoid Summer Slide that loss of learned skills and knowledge from the end of one school year to the begin ning of the next year you need to make sure that your child is actively reading and learn ing throughout the summer. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nations oldest and largest childrens literacy organiza tion, believes there is no better time than this summer to begin helping our children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. Motivating children to read throughout the year is essen tial to building lifelong readers, says Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. And reading is the doorway to all other learn ing. Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide back ward. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning A conser vative estimate of lost instruc tional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... Its com mon for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills. Most children will ben efit fromexposure to educa tional activities to help main tain their skills and get them started on the right foot come fall. Whether he is enrolled in a summer camp, participat ing in online/virtual learning, engaged in disguised learning, or enjoying a learning vacation, he can be learning. Online/Virtual learning is available through Floridas Department of Education. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Connections Academy have partnered to become Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT). This new online partnership features tuition-free school for students in grades K-5 (returning fami lies only) and 9-12. If you wish for your child to take a credit course for summer, please contact your childs school coun selor for permission. Websites which can provide free and fun summer online learning include the following: www.thinkfinity.org/gamesand-tools [K-12 fun games and activities for long summer days] www.khanacademy.org [ all ages 2100 videos & self-paced exercises covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history] www.coolmath.com [fun games, puzzles, and more all related to math] http://freerice.com [great vocabulary game which donates 10 grains of free rice to United Nations World Food Program for each answer you get right. Adults can play too!!!] Disguised learning has been the hallmark of great parenting forever. Whether you are shopping, cooking, working on the car, or attending a sports event, you can create learning experiences for your child. Shopping allows you to teach about price comparison while cooking invites lessons on nutrition and measurements dry and wet. Working on the car involves the use of new tools and measure ments. Baseball has statistics galore. How is that ERA calcu lated? Taking a trip to the Grand Canyon or just down the road to Hanna Park? Use this vacation or day trip as an opportunity to teach planning, time man agement, internet resources, and maybe even calculating gas consumption. Prior to leaving, use the internet to research the history of your destination and ask your child to report on various aspects of the site during your travel. Whatever you do to keep the learning active, have fun with it! Visit your local library and explore more information on making this the summer when you stop the summer slide. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article 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.Stop Your Childs Summer Learning LossJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingSeveral years ago, after a night of being out on liberty during a port visit, I hit my rack and went on to listen to my Ipod. I was going through various songs and came across one I had listened to numerous times. It was a song I was very famil iar with. But as I lay there with my ear buds on with the whole world tuned out I heard music and beats I had never heard before. The same song came alive and sounded new. In fact I listened to the song over and over again wondering why I never heard the sounds before. Distinct instruments were being used that I never realized before. The same thing hap pens to me when I watch movies more than once; watch reruns on TV, or reread a book. Every time I look at something I should be familiar with I find something I had not seen before. Around us each day there are things we should be seeing and hearing that we overlook because of the business and rou tine of life. How much of life has passed us by, how many significant moments have we overlooked, and how many opportunities have we squandered and missed because of all the noise and activity around us? Noted Christian author Henry Blackaby writes in the book Experiencing God that God is always at work around us and he speaks to us through people, circumstances, prayer, and His word. I believe this too. God is always speak ing to us and drawing us to Him. He speaks to us through beautiful sunsets, the smile of a child, and the loneliness of a home less man. Sometimes we miss it. Sometimes we really dont want to see it. God speaks truth through our families, our wives, and our children. God speaks to us through strangers and at times through our enemies. But we are too absorbed with ourselves to listen. My point is God is always speaking and revealing Himself. Just because we are not paying attention does not mean God is not there. The veil between the nat ural and the supernatu ral world is very thin, and when we pray to God, he speaks and he answers. A Second Glance May Reveal Missed GemsLt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSVietnam War Proclamation Honors 50 YearsFrom American Forces Press ServiceIn a proclamation issued May 25, President Barack Obama urged Americans to remem ber the courage and sacrifice of U.S. military members who served during the Vietnam War, and he declared May 28, 2012, through Nov. 11, 2012, as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. In his proclamation, Obama called upon federal, state, and local officials to honor our Vietnam veterans, our fallen, our wounded, those unac counted for, our former prisoners of war, their families, and all who served with appropri ate programs, ceremonies, and activities during the 13-year commemoration. As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we reflect with solemn reverence upon the valor of a generation that served with honor, Obama said in his proclamation. We pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who left their families to serve bravely, a world away from everything they knew and everyone they loved. From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and count less villages in between, they pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and mon soon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans, the president continued. Through more than a decade of combat, over air, land, and sea, these proud Americans upheld the highest traditions of our armed forces. Today, grateful Americans honor more than 58,000 patriots -their names etched in black granite who sacrificed all they had and all they would ever know, Obama said. We draw inspiration from the heroes who suffered unspeak ably as prisoners of war, yet who returned home with their heads held high. We pledge to keep faith with those who were wounded and still carry the scars of war, seen and unseen. With more than 1,600 of our service members still among the missing, we pledge as a nation to do everything in our power to bring these patriots home. In the reflection of The Wall, he continued, we see the military family members and veterans who carry a pain that may never fade. May they find peace in knowing their loved ones endure, not only in medals and memories, but in the hearts of all Americans, who are forever grateful for their service, valor, and sacrifice. Obama urged citizens to renew our sacred commit ment to those who answered our countrys call in Vietnam and those who awaited their safe return. Beginning on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, he said, the fed eral government will partner with local governments, private organizations, and communi ties across America to partic ipate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The 13-year commemoration, he added, will honor and give thanks to a generation of proud Americans who saw our coun try through one of the most challenging missions we have ever faced. No amount of words will ever be enough or fully worthy in praising military members for their service in the Vietnam War, nor any honor truly befit ting their sacrifice, Obama said. However, it is never too late to pay tribute to the men and women who answered the call of duty with courage and valor, he said, adding its also important to renew our commitment to the fullest possible accounting for those who have not returned. Obama urged all Americans to provide our Vietnam veter ans, their families, and all who have served the fullest respect and support of a grateful nation. He reveals himself. As a Christian chaplain, I believe the answer to our deepest yearnings and our questions about life and purpose are within our grasp through the reading of Gods holy word the Bible. The Bible says Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119: 105, English Standard Version). You can keep coming to the Bible and discover new things every time you read it. Passages you may have read over and over before can come alive! While you wont find specific answers to whom you should marry, or where you should live, or what class to take, the stories and lessons of the Bible offers countless insight and wisdom to guide, inspire, and speak to our circumstances. Take a moment to quiet your heart and say this prayer. Then spend some time reading the words of God. You might hear something in your spirit you have never heard before. Almighty and Everliving God, you are the source of all hope and meaning in life. In the busy-ness of routine, and in the midst of the noisi ness of all our activities, we ask that you would quiet our hearts that we might hear you in ways we have never heard you before. Remove any distrac tions so that we might see you and your mighty hand at work in the in the world around us and in course of daily lives. Help us to see you in places we would have never imagined and may we encounter you in sur prising and unexpected, yet powerful ways. Give us faith, hope and confidence as we navi gate the uncertainties of human life. Help us to see the adventurous and abundant life you have called us to live. Bless our families and all those we love. We ask all these things to the glory of your great Name. Amen. Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Frocked SH1(SW) Daniel Cournede, NS Mayport BM1(SW/AW) Fred Lowe, NS Mayport ET1(SW) Johnathan R. Miller, NS Mayport MA1(SW/EXW) Steven Oliveria, NS Mayport SH1(SW) Maria M. Torresguevara, NS Mayport ABE2(AW/SW/SS) Travis J. Beasley, NS Mayport MA2 David M. Burton, NS Mayport EN2 Cudarrius Collins, NS Mayport MA2 Alex B. Cornette, NS Mayport MA2 Heather E. Cowell, NS Mayport ET2 Joanna B. Croll, NS Mayport MA2 Autumn L. Devine, NS Mayport OS2 Miranda Y. Gonzalez, NS Mayport YN2 Mark E. Hill, NS Mayport MA2 Kaitlin M. Hobbs, NS Mayport EN2 William S. Johnson, NS Mayport BM2 John M. King, NS Mayport MA2(AW) Micheal Marquez, NS Mayport AC2 Joshua Meier, NS Mayport SH2(SW/AW) Brandon M. Perry, NS Mayport MA2 Araeus J. Spradley, NS Mayport GM2 Wendowlyn Villafuerte, NS Mayport AC3(AW) Adrienne C. Wetherington, NS Mayport MA2 Theopolis T. White, NS Mayport QM2 Josef L. Zimmerman, NS Mayport MA3 Patrick J. Adamek, NS Mayport MA3 Kierston S. Allen, NS Mayport AC3 Shavon N. Armstrong, NS Mayport MA3 Veronica Bargman, NS Mayport YN3 Rochelle L. Bell, NS Mayport OS3 Areya S. Berry, NS Mayport SH3 Randolph E. Copeland III, NS Mayport MA3 Stephanie N. Ferrara, NS Mayport MA3 Alexander T. Gallagher, NS Mayport OS3 Laquanta T. George, NS Mayport QM3 Grant K. Hendricks, NS Mayport BM3 Ashley M. Monroe, NS Mayport LS3 Natashdra A. Mosley, NS Mayport GM3 Justin M. Najdawi, NS Mayport MA3 Anthonio Oglesby, NS Mayport BM3 Brent A. Pelletier, NS Mayport MA3 Ann L. Poindexter, NS Mayport MA3 Brett A. Radcliff, NS Mayport MA3 Seth E. Rester, NS Mayport BM3 Shawntae M. Ross, NS Mayport CS3 Dustin M. Snyder, NS Mayport BM3 William T. Spellman, NS Mayport MA3 Wesley M. Thompson, NS Mayport As a result of being the top graduate of Master-atArms A School, MASA Gerardo Gonzalez was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgHope Needs Your HelpA CFC participant. Provided as a public service -Photos by MC1 William TownsendAbove, NS Mayport Sailors await the frocking ceremony held last Friday at the jetties. Master-at-Arms Gerardo Gonzalez is meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class after being the top graduate at the Master-at-Arms A school. NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, congratulates Operations Specialist 2nd Class Miranda Y. Gonzalez who returned to duty on May 30 after a 10-month IA to Djibouti, Africa.The VBSS team provided Nahdas crew with food and water; and medical personnel assessed the mariners to be in good health. Taylor towed Nahda toward Yemeni territorial waters May 20 because without any propulsion capability the dhow poses a hazard to navigation and unsafe to remain at sea. Taylor rendezvoused with a Yemeni Coast Guard rescue vessel to further support Nahdas crew, May 21. Taylor departed the scene and continued its mission. The event was successful due to the combined effort of the VBSS team, the engineers, boatswains mates, and qualified offi cers of the deck, said Lt. Michael Modeer, Taylors navigator and VBSS boarding officer. The team was able to safely prepare Nahda for tow and provide assistance to its crew during the tran sit. From Page 1Taylor MAYPORT THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 USS Vicksburg On DeploymentVicksburg Visits BahrainEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) completed a regularly scheduled port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, May 28. Sailors had the chance to explore the rich culture in Bahrain, while continuing U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to foster regional partnerships with locals in the country. Our Sailors displayed an incredible amount of professionalism ashore which can be directly linked to the positive relationship we have with Bahrain, said Lt. Cmdr. Noble Hetherington III, operations officer aboard Vicksburg. By interacting with the local Bahrainis, we impact their view of Americans. They were able to take advantage of the naval facilities in Bahrain, although Sailors still stood duty and performed regular maintenance on equipment while in port. Sailors were excited to have access to things like the post office and Navy Exchange, said Hetherington. Most ports we visit dont offer these facili ties, he added. In addition to facilities on base, Sailors took part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours such as go-cart racing, a beach barbeque at a local resort, fishing, a local water park and a Bahrain dolphin resort. I went to the beach barbeque, said Operations Specialist Seaman Derek Marsik, assigned to Vicksburg. I had a great time, it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Other Sailors took advantage of downtime and the city of Manama. I was impressed by the continued growth of the city since I was here last, said Operations Specialist 1st Class Tywone James. This is the 12th time Ive been here and every one has been friendly every time Ive visited. The facilities were even bet ter than I remember them being and I definitely want to come back for the Formula One series one day. Vicksburg is on its final deployment, operating with Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and is slated to decommission in 2013. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conduct ing maritime security operations, theater secu rity cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MCSN Eric Scot BrannU.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) pose for a photo with local teammates after a basketball tournament as part of America Week sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. America Week was held to celebrate cultural and economic ties between the U.S. and Bahrain. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by MCSN Eric Scot BrannU.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) go for the ball during a basketball tournament sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott Sailors assigned to the French navy anti-air frigate FS Cassard (D 614) board the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clayton D. Duke demonstrates casualty procedures on Ensign Michael S. Wilkinson for Hospitalman Jacob A. Bryant aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottAviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Julius Allen, assigned to the Big Irons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, logs maintenance assignments aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCapt. Logan Jones, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), gives Capt. Benoit Courau, commanding officer of the French navy destroyer FS Cassard (D614), a tour of Vicksburg. -Photo by MCSN Gregory White A Marine renders a salute during a memorial ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) follows. The previous USS Enterprise, CV-6, played a key role in the battle. Enterprise and Vicksburg are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 5 -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottQuartermaster 2nd Class Arden M. Lamb participates in an all-hands working party aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottChief Logistics Specialist Michael D. Barry, right, and Engineman 2nd Class Jason Moyer participate in an all-hands working party aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottU.S Navy Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), watch a replenishment-at-sea between Vicksburg and Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Above and left, members of the Step Afrika! percussive dance group perform aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. Scott -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Anthony J. Sims prepares pasta sauce for the crew's dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). The ship's galley prepares four meals a day for a crew of 365 Sailors. -Photo by MC3 Nick C. ScottSailors assigned to the French navy anti-air frigate FS Cassard (D 614) arm wrestle U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) after a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise.

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Roth TSP To Expand Readiness OptionsAmerican Forces Press ServiceA major retirement savings tool available to all service members and DOD civilians is the Thrift Savings Plan, and soon there will be a new way to save for retirement the Roth TSP, a senior Defense Department offi cial said. The Roth TSP, which uses after-tax dollars, will begin phased implemen tation this month for the Marine Corps, and in July for DOD civilians, said Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Departments Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. The Roth TSP plan will be available for Navy, Air Force and Army members in October of this year, Thompson said. The phased imple mentation will ensure each customers taxable wages and TSP contri butions are computed accurately, according to Defense Finance and Accounting Service offi cials. The schedule allows for thorough testing of the needed complex changes made to the various civil ian, active duty military and reserve component payroll systems, DFAS officials said. The TSP website has a wealth of information to help guide you on the differences between the [TSP] plans, Thompson said. Financial readiness, including choosing the right investments and savings plans, is crucial to service members finan cial futures, Thompson said. Service members should start saving for retirement early, she said, because they never know what path their careers might take. If you dont put some thing away in that retire ment plan, you may not have something if you dont reach your 20 years as a military member, Thompson said. And, because of com pound interest, she added, service members who wait to save until late in their careers can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, financial readiness also includes debt management, man aging your credit card[s] and basically [practicing] impulse control on your buying to make sure that you dont live outside your means, Thompson said. Free financial consult ing services are avail able through installation family assistance centers and Military OneSource, Thompson said. Military OneSource provides advice and assistance for service member fam ily issues such as deploy ments, parenting, financial management, educa tion, child care, military spouse employment, and more. Military financial con sulting services also can assist military members in making the right financial management deci sions for their particular circumstances, she said. Financial management tools offered through Military OneSource arent just for active duty ser vice members, Thompson said, noting reserve com ponent members who are geographically iso lated or those who may want to do it from the convenience of their home ... can call Military OneSource and get that service. In any event, finan cial decisions should not be made in isolation, Thompson said. Its important to get expert advice, she said, and our personal finan cial counselors both on the military installations and through Military OneSource -are certified financial counselors. NAVYLithium Battery Mailing ProhibitedNAVSUP Corporate CommunicationsNaval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), which oversees Navy postal operations, announced May 11, it is providing guidance to the fleet about new United States Postal Service (USPS) prohibitions regarding lithium batter ies. According to the USPS announcement, begin ning May 16, mail to or from APOs/FPOs are prohibited from containing lithium or products con taining lithium. The pro hibition also applies to international mail. The prohibition is in effect pending further USPS review of investigations for safety. Customers should understand that postal clerks at these locations have been instructed to question patrons and check customs labels for any declarations of lithi um batteries or electronic equipment to determine whether lithium batter ies are in the shipment, said NAVSUP Navy Postal Subject Matter Expert Tom Rittle. Upon iden tification of packages containing lithium batteries, customers will have the option to remove the batteries or not mail the package. The prohibition applies regardless of quantity, size, watt-hours, and whether the cells or bat teries are packed in equipment, with equip ment, or without equip ment. For more information about the prohibition, see USPS Postal Bulletin 22336 at http://about. usps.com/postal-bulle tin/2012/pb22336/pdf/ pb22336.pdf. The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission-to deliver sustained global logis tics capabilities to the Navy and Joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military personnel oversee a diverse portfo lio including supply chain management for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply opera tions, conventional ord nance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, security assistance, and qual ity of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal ser vices, Navy Exchanges, and movement of house hold goods. The NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of pro fessionals who deliver unparalleled products and services to customers in the Fleet and across the world. a CFC participant Provided as a public service marchforbabies.org 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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USS Underwood Completes UNITAS Pacific Exercise Scenario PhaseSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class guidedmissile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) completed the Exercise Scenario Phase (ESP) of UNITAS Pacific (PAC), May 23. Underwood operated closely with ships from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru during the two-day event. Basically, it entails multi-national coopera tion, said Lt. Lori Rose, Underwoods operations officer. We have the dif ferent units from the dif ferent navies coordinat ing in one force, the Blue force, going up against another force which is the opposition force. It gives us a chance to exercise the lessons that weve learned from being out here in the previous days. The ships engaged in a variety of exercises, ranging from maritime inter diction operations, coun ter-piracy events, air war fare, surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. This was the culmi nation of all the little things weve been doing up until the last few days of UNITAS PAC, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brent Hall. Its more of a be on your guard type training. We set the ESP scenario and have no idea whats coming or when its coming, so we have to just be on our toes from start to finish. Coordinating the exer cises among the ships while maintaining a high operational tempo had its challenges, but proved to be a good opportunity for the navies to learn from each other. Ive learned a lot of different techniques and a lot of different ways to execute certain types of events, said Hall. The other navies have differ ent ways of carrying out their executions, but this broadened my hori zons and gave me some more options to fall back on and put to use in the future sometime. I think this has been an excellent exchange of techniques and strategies between the navies. UNITAS PAC 53-12 is an annual naval exercise where the U.S. Navy and South American navies increase interoperability with each other and pro mote maritime security in the region. Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC and is deployed to Central and South America and Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing prin cipally sea-based, for ward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain coop erative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance region al security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.Three Sea Cadet Groups Visit NS MayportFrom U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Manatee DivisionThree U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps divisions spent an action packed weekend on base at Naval Station Mayport. Cadets from Dunns Manatee Division who drill in Yankeetown, FL invited the Tampa Bay Division, which drills at Mac Dill Air Force Base, and the Gulf Eagle Division, which drills in Ft. Meyers, Fla., to experience life in the Navy. It took hours of plan ning and coordinating, but allowing the cadets to be on base and hear firsthand about different opportunities is invalu able, said Led by Lt. Todd Dunn, the Sea Cadets leader. In all, there were about 16 adult lead ers and almost 60 cadets that made their way to Mayport on a Friday evening via carpools. Everyone was privi leged to stay at the Navy Lodge right on the beach. Squads of six cadets took turns standing watch throughout the night. At morning muster, everyone was buzzing with excitement. During reveille national anthems from Spain and Brazil also played after the United States anthem since there was a Spanish ship and a Brazilian submarine in port. After some march ing and physical train ing, cadets lined up in the mess hall for chow and were treated to pancakes, eggs and bacon. A short drive later the group was at Fourth Fleet Operations Center. Before entering, cadets were officially welcomed to the Naval Station by the Navy League of the United States President of the Florida Region William Dudley. Mr. Dudley was instrumental in making this event possible, Dunn explained to the cadets. Small groups were led into a room filled with computers and large screens by Lt. Tommy Groves. The commander of the room provided the cadets an overview of her responsibilities and dis cussed the importance of the Panama Canal and the support of other countries to ensure the security of passage through the area. In the afternoon, the group was treated to a tour of USS Robert G. Bradley. Sailors led the cadets around the ship and they were shown guns the boat is equipped with includ ing the CWIS with bul lets that are larger than a mans hand and can track a target over a mile. They were even able to climb through a hatch. Seaman Ricketts exclaimed, Ive never climbed so many stairs in my life, giving evidence to the rigors of sea life. Cadets had a thrill when they were each given an opportunity to use the fire hose on board. They learned how to aim the hose and then exchange the nozzle with the person behind them in line. Once back on shore, everyone joined the party being thrown by USO for Military Appreciation Day. This was time for cadets to swim in the pool, surf at the beach or just relax and enjoy their fellow shipmates and talk about the days events. Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, Fla. -Photo submittedCryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Zach Thalji of USS Robert G. Bradley shows Sea Cadets Vickers and Pickard some damage control tactics during a ship tour. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 7

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Roosevelt Part Of Fleet WeekFrom Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsSix U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters and 12 coalition ships from around the world sailed into New York harbor to commence Fleet Week New York 2012, May 23. Approximately 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen descended upon the city to celebrate the 25th Fleet Week New York, taking place May 23-30. This year the sea services join together to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Fleet Week has been New York Citys celebration of the sea services since 1984. It is an unparalleled opportunity for citizens of New York and the surrounding area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, firsthand, the latest capabilities of todays maritime services. Navy ships participat ing in this years com memoration include multipurpose amphibious assault ship Wasp, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and the Arleigh Burkeclass guided missile destroyers USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Throughout the week, a number of exhibits and displays showed off the technology of the maritime services to include air shows and ground demonstrations by mem bers of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team. This year, Fleet Week New York is one of the signature events around the country commemo rating OpSail 2012, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the StarSpangled Banner. The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, all who served in the nations conflicts since then, and who are defending free dom around the world today. -Photo by MC2 Jason Daniel JohnstonEngineman Fireman Apprentice Elecia Weatherspoon, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), leads students in a group dance while the Navy Band performs during a Fleet Week New York 2012 event at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Fleet Week New York 2012 marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nations sea services. The seven-day event coincides with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and will host more than 6,000 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team in addition to coalition ships from around the world. -Photo by MCSN Molly Anne GreendeerTelevision host Kelly Ripa, right, speaks with naval offi cers during a commercial break on Live with Kelly during Fleet Week New York 2012. -Photo by MC2 Gretchen M. AlbrechtAl Roker, an anchor on The Today Show, gives a shout out to Sailors and Marines in Rockefeller Center while taping The Today Show. -Photo by MC2 Thomas Gagnier -Photo by MC1 Arif PataniAbove, Sailors pose for photos during Fleet Week. Bottom left, A military honor guard leads the procession in the 145th Kings County Memorial Day Parade in Brooklyn during Fleet Week New York 2012. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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cess. We remember this historic sea battle, a battle that changed the course of history and established the proud traditions that clearly show we are the greatest Navy in the world. We remem ber those who fought and what they were fighting for. The ceremony ended with a wreath tossing by Scorby, NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Undersander into Mayports basin off of a local tug.From Page 1Midway Above, Command Master Chief Robert L. White, Naval Station Mayport and Command Master Chief Herbert Ellis, CNRSE, participate in a wreath laying ceremony during the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Midway aboard the guided-missile frig ate USS De Wert (FFG 45) at Naval Station Mayport. The commemoration took place to pay tribute to the Sailors and Marines who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Midway. Left, Naval Station Mayports color guard parade the colors. Below left, Capt. Douglas Cochrane, commanding officer Naval Station Mayport, introduces guest speaker, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. Below right, Seaman Andrew Fields lowers his head during the invocation of a 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Midway ceremony-Photos by MCSN Damian Berg THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 9

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June 8: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 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; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by HSM 40. For tickets, (904) 2706332 x215 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 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 27: 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 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! 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 MWRJune 8: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 8: Banana Challenge: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Test your skills with our wild and weird banana challenges. 246-0347 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 15: Toga Party: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Break out the bed sheet, Its about to get Roman in here! 246-0347 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 22: Good, Ole Fashioned Picnic and Games!: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Its a Hoe Down at the teen center with classic Western fare and fun! 246-0347 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. 270-7205 June 29: Mystery Movie: 7-9 p.m. at the Teen Center. Settle in for chills and thrills as we enjoy a movie and snacks! 246-0347 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 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. 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. Transportation Only. 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, 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; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by HSM 40. For tickets, (904) 2706332 x215 June 15: Regency Mall Trip Van Departs Liberty Center 12 p.m. FREE June 15: 1980s Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit plus best 80s costume contest, free food and prizes. LIBERTY Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immediately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Want to see more muscles in the mirror? Perfect your form and technique in a resistance training class designed to maximize muscle strength. This full body strength training class will challenge every major muscle group and includes core train ing specifically designed to build and strengthen the mus cles of the abdomen and back. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maxi mized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a program designed to improve the operational performance of Navy personnel through fit ness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refuel ing. This is a 4-week program for CFLs and ACFLs only. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga Oceanfront Yoga (weather permitting) will transform your body and your attitude. Start your busy day with stretch, strength and stress relief. 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Everyone is invited to the after party! After a long week of physical training, tissue man agement along with flexibility, stability and mobility training will help you recover, rejuve nate and get you ready to do it all again on Monday. Dont become a victim of overuse injuries, see and be seen at the after party. Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT Provides a solid founda tion to H.I.T. (High Intensity Training). Focus is placed on development of proper form & mechanics for various lifts & bodyweight movements. Participation will result in a solid platform to begin mas tery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your lim its. Participants must possess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to ini tially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT A four-part prerequisite training program, which will prepare Mayports personnel for safe and effective incorporation into Mayports HIT program. All four training segments of Intro to HIT must be completed before entry into HIT and participa tion in the WOD (workout of the day). Intro to HIT includes protocol review, physical assess ment, Rowing 101, pillar and movement preparation, flexibility training, tissue management, refueling and the fundamentals of the Olympic lifts, the squat and the pull-up. Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire command to the next level, oceanfront! This command class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, mus cular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accommodate 200+ personnel, weather per mitting. 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT Designed for those in supe rior shape. Will build onto an already strong fitness and skill base accomplished in H.I.T. Level 1. Includes Olympic and Power lifts, Gymnastics and intense modalities of conditioning. Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fitness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After comple tion of the course, participants will be issued a card which will allow them to use the facility when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Youll stay cool while gaining strength and endurance. Our aqua fitness program includes shallow, deep, resistance and Aqua Therapy classes. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy This aqua program is reserved for those who have special physical programming needs and who are unable to exercise out of the water. This program involves hydrothera py designed to address mobility issues. Command fitness class es are designed for groups of all sizes and all fitness levels. Make the mundane Command PT more motivating with the help of Mayports certified Navy Fitness Instructors. Classes are designed to meet the specific needs of Active Duty person nel, whether preparing for PRT, improving overall individual fitness levels (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility) or maintaining healthy fitness habits through out the year. The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located ocean front behind Surfside. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional programming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. MWR Summertime CO-ED softball league is starting June 11. Open to Active Duty, Dependents, Reservists, Retirees and DOD employees. Teams need only two women to participate in the league. Games begin at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. weekdays. If you are interested in participating and do not have a team contact the gym and we can put you on a team. For More information contact Rita at 904-270-5451. MWR Co-Ed Softball THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 11

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FFSC Workshop, Classes Available In JuneFrom 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. 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. SAPR, Suicide Prevention Topic For Workshops, All HandFrom USFFU.S. Fleet Forces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training Workshops to be held on board NS Mayport on June 13-14 at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. There are specific times set up for each of the tar get audiences including the All Hands session on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Reservations for the workshop are required. POC for reservations is Marie Parker, 757-8363573, e-mail: marie.park er@navy.mil. This training workshop is intended to provide leadership and program managers with available resources and assistance in implementing OPNAV and USFF requirements in execution of SAPR and suicide prevention poli cy. Eric Hipple, a retired NFL quarterback from the Detroit Lions and expert in coping with stress, bystander intervention, and building resiliency will provide part of the training. Additional train ing on changes to policy and the integration of chaplains into the com mand SAPR and suicide prevention programs will also be provided. June 13, 8-11:30 a.m., CO/XO/OIC/CMC/ COB, SAPR advocates, POCS Suicide Prevention Coordinators Traning Provided Policy/Program updates, chaplain integration What We Dont Know.. June 13, 12:304:30 p.m., Front Line Supervisors (E-5 to E-9, 0-1 to 0-4) Policy aware ness, chaplain integra tion, What We Dont Know.. June 14, 8-11:30 a.m., SAPR Advocates, POCS Suicide Prevention Coordinators Policy/Program updates, chaplain integration What We Dont Know.. June 14, 2-3 p.m., Comedy Is The Cure Happy Hour All Hands Ocean Breeze Conference Center Uniform for the work shop is uniform of the day. 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. Working together for stronger, healthier babiesa CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2012 13 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. Bikers Tracking a Cure For Diabetes, is a motor cycle ride that will venture over five of Jacksonvilles bridges on and hopes to generate significant rev enue for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapters out reach programs and research initiatives. The JSO police-escorted ride will start and fin ish at Adamec Harley Davidson located at 8909 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville. The cost for a rider is $25 and a pas senger is $15. Following the ride there will be live music, food, drinks, a silent auction and prizes. Bikers will take off at 10:30 a.m. and return around noon. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. To participate on June 9, please regis ter at http://jdrfevents. donordrive.com/event/ bikerstrackingacureforjdrf or contact Cheryl Smith at csmith@bbri.com. People may also register the day of the event at Adamec Harley on Baymeadows. 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. The peoples choice car show displays over 100 new, classic and custom Corvettes along the Walk of Champions at World Golf Village. A $25 donation is request ed for cars registered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will benefit the Wolfson Childrens Hospital. For registration information, visit www. nfca.net. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 14-4 as a pub lic service is offering an About Boating Safely class. The location is the Captains Club at 13363 Beach Blvd. between Hodges and Kernan. The class will start at 7:30 a.m. and will end around 5 p.m. The pro gram meets the Florida State requirement for a Boaters Safety Card and costs $25 including materials. Contact Mike at 904502-9154 for more infor mation or to register. Log onto our website at www. uscgajaxbeach.com Get checked! Well meet you at your home or marina, check your boats safety equipment, and provide a Seal of Safety decal at no charge. Call Brant at 904758-3402 for this service.Out in Town FRG Meetings USS Taylor family readiness group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 7. USS De Wert family readiness group will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 13. USS Simpson family readiness group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 14. USS Halyburton family readiness group will meet from 6-7 p.m. on June 18. HSL-48 family readi ness group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on June 19. USS Underwood family readiness group will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on June 21. USS Farragut family readiness group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on June 22. No Dough Dinner USO will hold its No Dough Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on June 11 and June 25. 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 4970 to 383838 to VOTE! For more infor mation please visit www. getontheshelf.com K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Special For Military Hunting And Fishing License Active-duty and retired military Florida residents can get a low cost ($20) Military Gold Sportsmans License. The license cov ers hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing and a variety of associ ated permits at a greatly reduced cost. The Military Gold Sportsmans License is available at tax col lectors offices only. Applicants must present a current military ID card plus a Florida drivers license or orders show ing they are stationed in Florida as proof of eli gibility. Military Gold Sportsmans License (includes same privileg es as Gold Sportsmans License, Listed Below) Available to Florida resi dents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve; upon submis sion of a current military identification card and proof of Florida resi dency. Gold Sportsmans License includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster per mits. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! Honorably discharged veterans, active-duty service and reserve members will receive a 25 percent discount on the purchase of a Florida State Park annual pass. The discount pro vides a savings of $15 on an individual annual pass and $30 on a fam ily annual pass, which allows up to eight peo ple in a group to access most of Floridas 160 state parks. In addition, hon orably discharged vet erans who have service connected disabilities, and surviving spouses of military veterans who have fallen in combat, will receive a lifetime family annual entrance pass at no charge. For information on qualifi cations and necessary forms to receive these discounts, visit www. FloridaStateParks.org/ The USO and RocketLife have partnered to deliver a heart-warming oppor tunity for the men and women of the armed forces and their fami lies. The Personal Photo Book program enables troops serving abroad and their families to create 20-page personal photo books and ship them to any APO/FPO address for free. These full-color, customized photo books are small enough to fit in a soldiers cargo pockets yet can hold more than 60 photos of loved ones. RocketLife prints the books for free, and the USO pays for the ship ping. To get started, visit http://uso.myphotoproducts.com. United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. 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. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.