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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com SERMC Excellence AwardedBy Southeast Regional Mainte nace Center Public AffairsSoutheast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) received the first annual Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) RMC Excellence Award, May 25. Rear Adm. David Gale, commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Command, presented the award to SERMC Commanding Officer Capt. Ronald Cook during an all hands ceremony. This award demon strates sustained supe rior performance in ship repair, maintenance and modernization, greatly exceeding expectations of the warfighter, said Gale. The award recognizes SERMCs performance in the areas of mission accomplishment, effec tive support to the warf ighter, contracting, logistics safety process innovation and personnel qual ity of life programs. Gale presented the award to Cook along with a citation and pen nant to signify his com mands achievement, and then he thanked SERMCs employees for their hard work. You should be proud of your accomplish ments, said Gale. I know each RMC has its unique challenges, but SERMC consistently led the RMCs in service to the fleet and in leading positive change to continually improve the manner in which ships maintenance is accomplished. Cook said it is an honor to receive the award. SERMC has worked extremely hard to provide exceptional customer ser vice to our ships and their crews, said Cook. This is a total team effort, and my folks can be justifiably proud of this accomplish ment. SERMC is a Navy com mand of more than 500 military and civil person nel tasked with providing maintenance, moderniza tion, technical assistance, contract oversight and many other critical ser vices to 17 Mayport-based ships and other units operating in the south east area of responsibility. SERMC also provides crit ical training in shipboard skills to its more than 250 assigned Sailors. CNRMC, headquar tered in Norfolk, Va., oversees the opera tions and management of the Navys Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs) in their execution of surface ship mainte nance and moderniza tion. -Photo by MC2 Sunday WilliamsVice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson presents Theron Touchtone, Midway veteran who served as a sky lookout aboard USS Yorktown, with a commemorative plaque and his official coin honoring his sacrifice dur ing a Navy League Battle of Midway Commemoration dinner at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. The event, remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, honored the Sailors and Marines who fought at the battle. VCNO, Navy League Honor Battle Of Midway VetsNavy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastMore than 800 guests honored World War II veterans at the 15th Annual Commemoration of the U.S. Victory at Midway Memorial Dinner held June 9 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Navy League, was intended to pay homage to 16 veterans who fought so valiantly at the Battle of Midway. The night began with introduc tions between the Midway vet erans, Navy League officials and other distinguished guests. Among them, Admiral Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, command er, Navy Region Southeast. Ferguson served as the special guest speaker and discussed how the men of the Battle of Midway have inspired service members of today. We gather again to honor these veterans and to remind ourselves of our own capacity for great ness. We honor those who took the risk to launch the attack, those who fought on despite the odds from their ships and the island of Midway, those who flew on when their fuel gages were low, those who attacked without regard for their own personal safety and knowing they would likely not sur vive, and those who risked their lives to save the ones of their ship mates, said Ferguson. Chief Boatswains Mate (Retired) Bill Ingram was one of the men Ferguson spoke of. He served aboard USS Houston (CA-30) when the ship was torpedoed and sank on March 2, 1942. Ingram was pulled from the shark-infest ed water after a few days by a Japanese patrol boat, interrogated, beaten and then thrown back in the water because he was of no intelligence value. Ingram was recaptured and taken to Java with numerous other POWs. They were put to work for three and a half years on a railroad project building a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. That was a terrible time those years, I was thankful to come home and it did not keep me from wanting to serve, said Ingram. New Captain For USS De WertBy Ensign Hannah Johnston USS De Wert Public AffairsCmdr. Joseph C. Thomas relieved Cmdr. Vince W. Baker as commanding officer of guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) June 8 during a change of command ceremo ny on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport. Thomas was born in Atlanta, Ga. and enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1983. His first assignment was to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). In 1992, Thomas attended Officer Candidate School where he was commis sioned as a Surface Warfare Officer. His service afloat includes department head tours aboard USS Doyle (FFG 39) and Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-TWO as the Combat Systems Officer and the Tomahawk Launch Area Coordinator for the Truman Carrier Strike Group dur ing Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thomas served two executive officer tours aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) and the USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Ashore, he served as the Joint Command Center Senior Watch Officer for United States Southern Command in Miami, Fla. His most recent assign ment was as Commander, Task Force FORTY-THREE for Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and a Masters Degree in Business and Human Resources from Webster University in 1998. Under the leadership of Baker, De Wert passed the rigorous Board of Inspection with the top score for all frig ates in the fleet. In March 2012, Baker and his crew returned -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Joseph C. Thomas reads his orders to report as the new commanding officer of guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45). Thomas relieved Cmdr. Vince W. Baker as commanding officer during a change of command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport. Also pictured is guest speaker for the ceremony was Capt. Paul Flood, far left, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14, and Chaplain Peter Dietz, right. GSA Expo At MayportFrom MWRAttention all purchasing agents, buyers and credit card holders, the 2012 GSA Expo will be held at Naval Station Mayport on June 20. MWR will host more than 75 vendors for this annual event who will feature products from office supplies to heavy equip ment for ships. Visitors to the expo will get a chance to meet and speak directly with vendor representatives and see their products. This will give the buyer a better idea of what they need and what product best meets their needs in their work environ ment. The Expo will be held at Beachside Community Center Wednesday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to both civilian and military person nel. Vendors will also be handing out free samples of their products After speaking to the vendors, you can enjoy a free lunch for all attendees. For more information, please call (904) 270-5228. 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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, First of all, a huge BRAVO ZULU to our Installation Executive Officer Cmdr. Pat Pickard, the hardest working man in show business, for his inception, coordination and execution of Naval Station Mayports 70th Anniversary Battle of Midway commemoration on board USS De Wert (FFG 45). An addi tional huge BRAVO ZULU to USS De Wert, her Executive Officer Cmdr. Mark Quinn, and everyone who had a hand (to include Base Services) in making this memorable event happen. The cer emony had a uniquely Mayport flavor, to include the laying of a wreath followed by a 21 gun salute and TAPS. Well done on a solemn and dignified event com memorating these great Patriots who turned the tide of War in the Pacific! Congratulations to First Coast Fire, Mayport Division for their victory in the Battle Of The Ribs at the Navy Exchange last week. Chief Dave Lanier and his Band of Merry Men, were out early, filling the Exchange parking lot with heavenly smells, and eventually dominated the competition by bringing home the victory. Special thanks to Bill Hockenberry and his team of profession als at the Navy Exchange, for staging yet another quality, family friendly event, that truly went above and beyond our wildest expectations. The fire fighters better watch out, the defeated competi tors are already tweaking recipes, and plotting their courses of action for the rematch! Big day tomorrow as we welcome Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus who will conduct an All Hands Call and make a major announcement concern ing the home porting of a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to Mayport. Although the FY13 budget did not contain a construction project sup porting the home porting of a nucle ar carrier at this time, the ARG is great news for the base and we welcome the addition to our basin. The Atlantic Hurricane season offi cially began June 1, and true to form Naval Station Mayport Overachieved again. We hosted Tropical Storm Beryl over Memorial Day weekend, and by the looks of the trees and tree limbs down, the erosion on our beach, and the lev els of standing water on our saturated Golf Course we dodged a bullet. Talk with your families, dust off your hur ricane and evacuation plans and make sure your TWIMS information is updat ed. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE. Beryl was only a Tropical Storm, but should serve as a wakeup call that these storms are UNPREDICTABLE and DANGEROUS, and your time and effort in preparation will be richly rewarded should we need to prepare again. Dont neglect or forget the little things, like having an adequate supply of water on hand, fresh flashlight batteries, food and water for those household pets and most importantly, an evacuation plan. Also, keep all vital papers you have in a grab and go box in case you do need to beat feet. Preparedness is the key. The Navys focus on sexual assault and the measures in place to prevent it cannot just stop with a sexual aware ness month. This epidemic needs our daily attention. On average two of our shipmates are sexually assaulted daily throughout the Navy one is too many. This problem is ongoing, so the talks, training, preventive measures and solu tions should be ongoing as well. Take advantage of all the resources we have at the Fleet and Family Support Center, and sound off if you, or someone else has been sexually assaulted in any way shape or form. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) hotline number is 563-1254. Suicide prevention is another problem that needs our daily attention. NOT just an occasional observance. I realize that our Sailors and their families face many pressures in their personal lives while in the service of our country, and we are committed to providing help on multiple levels. Please know that we have exper tise in place to help, and all of the counseling at our Fleet and Family Support Center is CONFEDINTIAL. Mark your calendars for June 30. Our MWR team is working up the annual base Freedom Fest, and this year will be amazing. More information will be print ed in Mirror and on our Facebook page. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSLast week I wrote about some fun activities to avoid the sum mer slide. But if your childs report card indicates a retention in a grade or just passing to the next grade, maybe you need to take a more serious approach to academic remediation during the summer. With military children having access to SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources), stu dents can use the summer to review or learn the standards for their grade or a particular course. This online program focuses on math, reading, and language arts for students in grades 3-12. It allows you to manage your childrens educa tion with cutting edge technol ogy. Students initially take a test on any of the state learning standards, receive immediate feedback, and be directed to a tutorial which will improve their skills, where needed. You can then monitor their progress from anywhere in the world. In addition you will be provided with resource materials to assist your child in areas of deficiency. SOAR is not a placement program. It is a program designed to help students and parents identify strengths and areas where students may need improvement; address the spe cific needs of a student; gain practice with remediation and enrichment resources; exam ine curriculum standards in any U.S. school district; and use free ACT and SAT prep programs. Go to http://www.soara thome.org to register your child and explore the parent resourc es. The tutorials are short, entertaining, and kid-friendly. Even if your child did not fail a grade or a course this year and just did poorly in a particular course, he can use the program to either avoid the summer slide or to accelerate his skills for the next grade in school. Once vacation is over and your child returns to school next year, SOAR can contin ue to be used for enrichment resources or for remediation if your child has to stay home due to an illness. SOAR can pro vide engaging online activities to supplement the work sent home from school. Students can search the Skill Resources from their home page to find activities on a specific math or reading topic they might be studying at that time. Even if you dont need this article for summer remedia tion, save it for Winter or Spring Break! You just dont know when youll need help to keep them SOARING in school rather than SLIDING! 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. *This article has been revised; the original content can be found on the Military Impacted Schools Association website: http://militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org/. I encourage you to explore this site. Students SOARing Not Sliding This SummerJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingFighting, fighting, fight ing! We are seeing so much verbal fighting these days. The country is finish ing up the Republican Presidential Primaries. Wisconsin just had its recall election of Governor Walker and all we are seeing is a growing frequency of politi cal ads for the upcoming Presidential Election. The pundits are saying that the country is at its most politically divisive period in recent history. In the news we hear about the Tea Party, the Wall Street Sit-ins, petitions against the government over marriage laws and so much more. The United States is not alone, France and Greece recently had their nation al elections and there was much controversy on how Get Ready To Rumble: Disagreements Can Be GoodLt. Peter Dietz Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSto reduce their debt. We witnessed the Arab Spring with rebel groups over throwing their gov ernments and are now trying to establish new ones with very different ideologies trying to gain power. Every community, whether it is a country, state, town, church, club, or family, will have more than one view on how things should be run. In a democratic environ ment we debate and then decide on the course of action to take. It is the debating part that has particularly attracted my attention recently. It seems that not only the art of debate is gone, but the whole concept of debate in the public square is gone. A good debater will know his opponents argument inside and out. That information allows the debater to attack the weak points and defend against the strengths. In todays environment it seems that people just have their own opinions on a topic and dont even bother to understand what the opposing sides supporting facts are. Those debates are bor ing and a waste of time. Nothing is gained and progress is not made. But when two sides invest the energy to understand why the other holds the views that they do, then mean ingful discussion and debate can take place that can lead to progress. Of course, most of us dont like to argue or get into disagreements, but sometimes it is very important to have the dif ficult discussions of con flicting views. It is important that we understand our views and the views of others because we are part of communities, families and relationships. The good news is that there is a way to maintain your beliefs and live with others who hold differ ent views. Trying to know why they hold those views and better understand why you hold your views will not only lead to better understanding, but will also strengthen your rela tionships and make your community stronger. I hope you will discover that discussing disagree ments with a goal of bet ter understanding will be beneficial to you and to the many communities you are part of. May we be able to live up to the words of the Apostle Paul, If it is pos sible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 [NIV])Free Lunch For Jax ChildrenFrom the city of JacksonvilleThe Jacksonville Childrens Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutri tious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children through Friday, Aug. 10. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visit ing one of the Summer Lunch sites, includ ing the Youth Activities Center at NS Mayport. This list includes, for the first time, 14 Jacksonville Public Library locations. A Free Lunch Served Here banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled in other programming at the site to receive a lunch or snack they just need to show up during meal times. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disabil ity, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail able. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is attached and is available at www.jaxkids. net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more informa tion, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430.

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Immunize Before SchoolFrom NBHC MayportImmunizations and health exam (Forms DH 680 and DH 3040) Florida law requires children attending school to be appropriately immunized and have a health exam. Beat the rush and dont wait until the last minute to get your forms completed. The School Entry Health Exam (Form DH 3040) is a requirement for students in grades kinder garten through 12th grade who are making their ini tial entry into a Florida school. The physical examination must be per formed by a health care provider licensed to per form physical exams and must be completed within the past 12 months. It is not an annual exam. For students transferring to a Florida school, a compa rable form from another state would be accept able, if completed within one year. The Certificate of Immunization (Form DH 680) is a require ment for all children (Kindergarten-12th grade) to be appropriately immunized at the time of first entry in school. The form is valid until the child enters seventh grade at which time a new form will be issued when the additional immunization requirements are met. If the child will be 11 years old while attending sixth grade, there is no rea son to wait until entering seventh grade to receive the additional required immunizations. Once the required immuniza tions are met, a new Form DH 680 will be issued and remain in effect until the child graduates from high school. A new entrant is a child entering a school in Florida for the first time or entering after having been absent from a school for more than 12 months or one school year. You have up to one year prior to entering the Florida school system to obtain the School Entry Health Exam (Form DH 3040). TRICARE Prime cov ers school physicals for children ages 5 11 if required in connection with school enrollment. Annual sports physi cals are not covered by TRICARE. The Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clin ic; however, children through age 5 must see their provider first. Please bring any immunization shot records with you when you visit the clinic. Contact central appointments to schedule your children for school physicals with a Mayport provider. Central Appointments: 904-542-4677 Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Base Clinic Rededicates HallwayFrom Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport will be dedicate and rename one of their Family Practice hallways in honor of HN Billy Lara on June 15. Lara served 18 months at the Branch clinic before he was diagnosed with brain cancer. During his year-long struggle, Lara man aged to inspire many individuals with his will to live and over whelming desire to live each day with an insur mountable optimistic attitude. As Lara left his mark on the attitudes of the fortunate people he touched, he will now be forever remem bered by renaming the Family Practice hall way, formally known as Military Sick Call, to Billy Lara Military Sick Call.Expectant Mothers On Move Covered By TRICARE TRICARE Management ActivityPregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time especially when theres an upcoming move for TRICAREs moms-to-be. Stay calm! TRICARE cov erage goes where mother goes. If an expectant mother relocates during her pregnancy, TRICARE guar antees her continuity of care. To stay on track, moms-to-be should dis cuss their upcoming move with their provid er and request copies of their medical records. The sponsor is responsible for making sure the fam ilys TRICARE enrollment transitions smoothly from one duty station to the next. Once the move is complete, the sponsor must update every family members information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). For expectant moth ers who are transferring to a new duty station, TRICARE options depend on where the new loca tion is. There are minimal costs under Extra and Standard. If the new duty sta tion is in a Prime Service Area and the expect ant mother chooses TRICARE Prime, she will submit a TRICARE Prime Enrollment Application and Primary Care Manager (PCM) Change Form to the regional health care contractor. Once this is done, she can make an appoint ment with her new PCM to coordinate the rest of her prenatal care. If she is transferring Prime enroll ment to another region, its important to remain enrolled in the old region until the move is com plete and then follow the same steps. If the active duty sponsor moves to a new duty location covered by TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR), the sponsor and family members may choose to enroll in TPR for Active Duty Family Members or use Standard and Extra. Learn more about TPR enrollment by visiting www.tricare.mil/ tpr. Beneficiaries using Standard dont need a referral or authoriza tion when they use a TRICARE-authorized provider for maternity care. Before looking for a new provider, an expectant mother should update her address and phone number with the region al health care contractor and in DEERS. For expectant moms who are moving late in a pregnancy, or if the pregnancy is difficult, its important for women to work with their current provider and regional health care contractor to find a provider in the area where they are moving. TRICARE covers neces sary prenatal care from the first obstetric visit through six weeks after childbirth. Any routine prenatal care needed up to that point should be completed before moving. To learn more about moving with TRICARE, visit www.tricare.mil/ mybenefit and enter your profile information. There are beneficiary counsel ing and assistance coor dinators available to help with healthcare ques tions or to navigate the TRICARE program; find one at www.tricare.mil DONT ACCEPT DEFEAT.Fight deadly childhood diseases. 800-822-6344 www.stjude.orgA CFC Participant provided as a public service. DONT ACCEPT DEFEAT. Fight deadly childhood diseases. www.stjude.org What does HOPE look like? Hope looks like Mary Tyler Moore, International Chairman, JDRFShe has type 1 diabetes, and her hope for better treatments and a cure lies in the progress of research. To learn more, call 800.533.CURE or visit jdrf.org. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 USS Underwood Crew Pays Tribute To Chilean Naval Hero Arturo PratSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsCrew members from the Oliver Hazard Perryclass guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) participated in a wreath-laying cere mony at the Arturo Prat Monument in Valparaiso, Chile, June 6. The ceremony was held to honor Capt. Arturo Prat, a Chilean naval hero, and other fallen Chilean sailors who fought during the War of the Pacific. The Chileans honor Capt. Arturo Prat and the other sailors who fought beside him because they respect the bravery of the men who followed him into battle, said Cmdr. David Brown, a U.S. Navy representative in Chile. Those sailors sacrificed their lives in the defense of Chile. The War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and Peru in the late 19th century. During the Battle of Iquique, Prat attempted to board a Peruvian ves sel and was killed during the attack. His bravery is honored every year by the Chilean presidents visit to the monument. May 21, the anniversary of the bat tle, is also annually cel ebrated in Chile as Navy Day. The Chileans are very proud of their naval heri tage and traditions and they honor bravery, said Brown. Approximately 10 Sailors from Underwood were selected to attend the ceremony and were invited to tour the crypt beneath the monument, a special honor as the crypt is only opened three times a year. I think it is good to let the Sailors from Underwood experience this because it is a part of naval history and gives a unique perspective on how other navies honor their dead, said Brown. Underwood is in Chile to promote coop eration and friendship between the U.S. and Chilean navies and is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing princi pally sea-based, forward presence. That presence is to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulCmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), and officers from the Chilean navy and U.S Military Group in Chile salute during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arturo Prat Monument in Valparaiso, Chile. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. Underwood Crew Remembers Midway Southern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors and officers of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frig ate USS Underwood (FFG 36) commemorated the Battle of Midway with a cer emony and reception aboard the ship while moored in Valparaiso, Chile, June 6. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which occurred June 4-7, 1942 and was a turning point for the United States in the Pacific Theater of the World War II. Guests included senior officers of the Chilean navy, the U.S. ambassador to Chile, and the U.S. naval attach to Chile. The ceremony began with a speech by the commanding officer of Underwood, Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola. Courageous, heroic, tenacious and selfless are but a few words that describe the veterans of Midway, said Mirisola. These traits are emulated in the fight ing spirit and sense of sacrifice that continue in our Navy today we are a maritime nation, and our freedom will always be tied to the sea, as it has been for more than 235 years, he continued. The United State Navy, along with the navies of allied and friendly nations around the world, will continue to serve free and peaceful people everywhere. The reception also marked the open ing of Underwoods participation of Southern Seas 2012 in Chile. The U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Alejandro Wolff, was on hand to recog nize Underwoods contributions to the mission in Chile. USS Underwood is here in Chile as part of a broader Southern Seas exer cise, which in addition to creating bonds across cultures and fostering friendship and understanding among nations, seeks to enhance interoperabil ity, increase regional stability and build and maintain close regional relationship with countries throughout the region through joint multinational and inter agency exchanges and cooperation, said Wolff. The speeches by Mirisola and Wolff were followed by a reception held on the flight deck aboard Underwood, as well as a showing of the movie Midway and a selection of music from the 1940s. Underwood is in Chile for a port visit and to conduct a bilateral exercise with the Chilean navy as part of Southern Seas 2012, an annual deployment to Central and South America and the Caribbean to build relationships and enhance hemispheric stability. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) sup ports USSOUTHCOM joint and com bined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, for ward presence. -Photo by Lt. Stephanie HomickSailors lower the jack staff as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) gets underway for the Exercise Scenario Phase of UNITAS Pacific (PAC). Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC 53-12 and is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulLogistics Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Cole, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Brent Bishop, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Eric Woods pull in a mooring line onto the deck of the USS Underwood as the ship prepares to leave the port of Callao, Peru. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsGas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Derick Simpkins opens a fuel valve during a main fuel transfer aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 5 Mayport Fire Roasts Up Win In Ribs Battle By MC2 Nick C. ScottEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsU.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-mis sile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) volunteered for a community relations (COMREL) event during a port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, May 23. The COMREL took place at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center, a non-profit school that specializes in teaching children, ages three to 17, who have special needs. Our participation in this event has immea surable benefits, said Lt. Edsil Logan, com mand chaplain aboard Vicksburg. It gives our crew mem bers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the local community and their culture, while doing something benefi cial for others, he added. As command chaplain, Logan is responsible for coordinating COMREL projects. Volunteer work not only has the possibility of causing a life-changing impact on the recipients, but creates a sense of per sonal success and growth within the Sailors who participate, said Logan. For some Sailors, it was their first time experienc ing a COMREL. I was really able to connect with the kids and I think they taught me as much as I taught them, said Gas Turbine Systems Technician Specialist (Mechanical) Fireman Charles Holder. During the event, Sailors tutored students in English and Math, and also took part in a morning dance. The dancing was uplifting and created an atmosphere that made it easy to bond with the kids, said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey Wallace. It was good to start the morning off participating in something with them. Wallace was one of many Sailors who expressed an interest in participating in more COMREL projects. If contributing a few hours of my time can change a childs life, then its worth it, said Wallace. If given the opportunity to go back, I would be the first to volunteer. Vicksburg is on her final deployment and is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.Vicksburg Volunteers At Bahrain School -Photo by MC2 Nick C. ScottGas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Juan Waggoner hugs a student at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center during a community relations event. -Photo by MC2 Nick C. ScottLt. Edsil Logan, command chaplain assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), presents a gift to Christine Gordon during a community relations event at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center. Gordon is the student director of the RIA center, a non-profit school for special needs children ages three to 17. Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. From StaffGrills started heating up early on June 8 in the parking lot of the main Mayport Navy Exchange parking lot for the first Battle of the Ribs . Sponsored by the Navy Exchange, commands and base departments got the chance to put their best meat forward for the title of rib master, along with earning money for their command MWR fund. USS Halyburton, HSL60, COMUSNAVSO/ C4F, Mayport Fire and Emergency Services and Naval Station Mayport competed in the competi tion. Mayport Fire and Emergency Services Station Chief Ed Namyslowski walked away with this years blue ribbon, followed closely by Naval Station Mayport and HSL-60. Each command also received a discount cer tificate to use when pur chasing supplies for their MWR functions.-Photos by Paige GnannMayport Fire and Emergency Services Station Chief Ed Namyslowski accepted the blue ribbon after winning the Mayport Navy Exchanges first Battle of the Ribs competition on June 8. Hungry Sailors line up to buy a plate of ribs with sides from HSL-60 during the Battle of the Ribs competition. Money earned at the competition goes into the commands MWR fund. USS Halyburton chief petty officers mess puts together their entry for the first Battle of the Ribs competition held at the Mayport Navy Exchange parking lot on June 8.

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Frockees AWR1 William E. Andorfer, HSMWSL AD1 Herman Cole, Jr, HSM-46 AZ1 Romell Hilson, HSM-46 AT1 Andrew Skrypez, HSM-46 AM2 Sergio Aguilar, HSM-46 AO2 Derick Barreto, HSM-46 LS2 Douglas Conejomurillo, HSM-46 AZ2 Jarrett Holcomb, HSM-46 AM2 John Kamensky, HSM-46 AD2 Brian Mcmillin, HSM-46 AE2 Cory Miller, HSM46 AZ2 Amber Leigh Owens, HSM-46 AE2 Rivera-Irizarry, HSM-46 AT2 Sheena Russell, HSM-46 AZ3 Rebecca Rutzen, HSM-46 AD2 Leslie Simmons, HSM-46 AD2 Michael Struck, HSM-46 AWR2 Derek Weikart, HSM-46 AE3 Zachary Alexander, HSM-46 AM3 Charles Mcmann, HSM-46 AM3 Robert Penry, HSM-46 AT3 Nicholas Spires, HSM-46 AM3 Anastasia Thompson, HSM-46 AM3 Carl Schmidt, HSM-46 LW3 Crystal Torres, HSM-46 AE3 Clayton Andres, HSM-46 AT3 Ryan Shoaf, HSM46 AM3 Steven Cook, HSM-46 AT3 James Baker, HSM46 PR3 Ray Gordon, HSM46 AM3 Ivan Garcia, HSM46 AZ3 Keiston Jones, HSM-46 PS1 (SW) Anthony J. Justiniano, HSL-60 AWR2 George D. Knight, HSL-60 LS2 Nikki L. Davis, HSL60 IT2 (AW) Matthew J. Levasseur, HSL-60 LS2 Alexander F. Woodworth, HSL-60 AD3 Deirdre J. Buller, HSL-60 IT3 Megan M. Harris, HSL-60 LS3 Shaun D. Samaroo, HSL-60 YN3 Kyle W. Trivett, HSL-60 AD3 (AW) Ryan N. Welch, HSL-60 MAYPORTVicksburg Holds Frocking Ceremony For 44Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsForty-four Sailors assigned to guided-mis sile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) were advanced to the next rank in a frocking ceremony on the ships flight deck June 9. The six first class, 15 second class and 23 third class petty officers were advanced from their pre vious ranks after attend ing a five-day-long petty officer indoctrination course. {The course} exposes them to a lot of differ ent leadership styles, said Chief Cryptologic Technician (Mechanical) (SW) James J. Theis, who coordinates the petty offi cer indoctrination course. They are expected to be ready. {The course} doesnt tell you what to do, it gives you the tools you need to build your own leadership style. With new rank comes new responsibilities for Sailors aboard Vicksburg and they are expected to display a high level of pro fessionalism. I am looking forward to added responsibility, said newly-frocked Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Eric Askea. Ive been hoping to advance for awhile, so I am mentally prepared. I am look ing forward to learning new things about my job and about leadership in general. One of the challeng es that faces Sailors that advance is being senior to those that were once their peers. A lot of people think that you just keep doing the same job for more money, said Askea. Its more than that though, you take on more respon sibility for your work and those you are junior to you. Many of the Sailors advancing will feel that responsibility for the first time. This is my first taste of responsibility, said newly-frocked Gunners Mate 3rd Class Steven C. Pender. This is really the first rank where you start to learn about leadership, Pender added. Ive been just doing what Im told since I came into the Navy, but now I will be expected to make some decisions on my own. Vicksburg is on her final deployment and is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.Hard Work Pays Off For NAVSUP FLC SailorsNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jackson ville Director of Corporate CommunicationsFrom South Texas to North Florida, and all the way down to Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba, seven NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Sailors were frocked in separate ceremonies across the commands area of responsibility (AOR) last week. The ceremonies frocked Sailors ranging from the rank of petty officer third class to master chief. NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head presided over two separate frocking ceremo nies onboard Naval Station Mayport. On the flight line, Machinist Mate Charles Bibb, and Aviation Boatswains Mates (Fuels) Jeremy Krueger, and Christopher Whitfield were pinned second class petty officer in the presence of their shipmates and fam ily. Moments later at the Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) headquarters, Culinary Specialist Paulette Williams was frocked to the rank of master chief petty officer in the pres ence of her family and the entire NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Chiefs Mess. These are the moments you relish as a commanding officer, said Head, reflecting on the cer emonies. These ceremonies are really exceptional. They are some of the most memorable days of a Sailors career, and its an honor to be a part of that. Its definitely one of the best parts of my job, Head added.Navy League Honors Area Sea Service SOYsFrom Mayport Council Navy LeagueMayport Council Navy League monthly meet ing in May included the annual recognition of the best enlisted military per sonnel from each of the sea services in the area. Honored were three Sailors, a Marine and a Coast Guard. Rear Adm. Kurt Tidd, Commander, USNAVSO/4thFLT and Fleet Master Chief Mauricio Rueda helped recognize the service members. Recognized were Sgt Eddie Howland, Marine of the Year from Blount Island Command; FN Danielle Garcia, Coast Guardsman of the year from Coast Guard Area Jacksonvilles sta tion at Port Canaveral; SH1(SW) Anthony Wright, Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) from USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49); AWR1(SW) James Haydu, Air SOY from HSL-42 Vipers; and NC1(SW) Jonathan Dingler, Shore SOY from Naval Station Mayport Tidd thanked the Council for making the efforts to recognizing these deserving personnel along with Betty Howard and her crew of volun teers who worked for many months to gather and package the framed award certificates and the goodie binders with gift certificates from local businesses. Tidd said he expected each of the five recognized to be leaders. -Photo submittedTop service members from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, U.S. Coast Guard and Blount Island Command are recognized at a special dinner hosted by the Mayport Council Navy League. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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NAVFAC Opens Regional Call Center In JaxNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public AffairsA ribbon-cutting cer emony was held June 4 at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast to officially celebrate the opening of its new Regional Call Center (RCC) projected to pro vide a $1.2 million annu al savings. The center is where all emergency and routine service calls will be handled for U.S. Navy bases from Texas to Georgia and south to Key West, Fla. as well as its associated Navy Reserve Centers. The call center started operations on Jan. 30 ser vicing Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla. and on April 2 for NAS Corpus Christi, Texas to imple ment the new program, said Brian deLumeau, RCC program man ager. Service to NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport will be added on July 1 to com plete Phase I of the pro gram. We expect the cen ter to provide efficiency through work accom plished with less people saving an estimated $1.2 million per year. Service calls will be received at the center from each respective Public Works Department (PWD) or from a repre sentative appointed on the base. The RCC staff will process the request through a Navy data man agement program and forward to a base operat ing support (BOS) con tract dispatch center or the PWD Shop at each base to have the work completed. The call center is located on board NAS Jacksonville and managed by NAVFAC Southeasts Public Works Business Line and is staffed by fulltime government employ ees on a 24 hour, 7 days a week, beginning July 1. Currently, eight PWDs have in-house trouble desks and six have BOS operated trouble desks. These separate call cen ters are estimated to contain the cost equivalent of 40 positions, costing approximately $3 million per year. We believe that the new RCC can operate with 18 employees by regionalizing the work to this single location, said deLumeau. The new program will also pro vide improved data integrity through quality con trol and one streamlined process throughout the region. The team is getting positive responses from their customers and do not even notice that the move has been made to Jacksonville. People call us directly on our toll-free number or email us at our pub lic email account, said Anne Rush who works in the RCC. My old customers didnt realize that I had relocated and moved when I tell them that I am working out of the office in Jacksonville. Phase II will begin Oct. 1 by adding Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.; NAS Kingsville, Texas; and Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Ft. Worth, Texas. Phase III begins Oct. 1, 2013 at which time the remaining bases in the Southeast region including JRB New Orleans, La.; Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.; NAS Pensacola, Fla.; NAS Whiting Field, Fla.; Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City, Fla.; and NSA Orlando, Fla. The Regional Call Center set up required proper facilities, com puter equipment and a phone system capable of receiving calls and evenly distributing them among the call center employees. This was done by devel oping a round robin type phone system which will ring service desk phones sequentially to distribute the workload. Each computer is sup plied with two monitors to allow multiple pro grams to open and fully viewable and a hands free handset. This was antici pated to speed up the pro cess and allow for more accurate data transfers. The computers access the Navys Geographic Information System that gives operators access to maps and overhead pho tographs to pinpoint locations. Historically, NAVFAC Southeast had issues with the manning a call center at each base. Operational procedures were as diverse as the number of bases. Six bases had con tractor operated call cen ters and some in-house workforces were also used. Therefore, different procedures were used, different approval systems and distribution of costs associated with calls. The Regional Call Center provides proper training and consistent operating procedures to avoid old pitfalls, said deLumeau. Now appro priate chains of approv al will be used to ensure consistency with pro cessing calls and associ ated costs with associated repairs. deLumeau explained that as they attain full steady state, the Regional Call Center will handle more than 175,000 trouble calls annually. home from a successful seven-month deployment off the Horn of Africa in support of Counter-Piracy Operations. During the deployment, De Wert played a key role in the capture of eleven sus pected Somali pirates and piracy deterrence along the Somali coast. De Wert worked hand in hand with NATO forces promot ing confidence, coopera tion, and interoperability among forces. Baker will transfer to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.From Page 1De Wert Time to renew your vehicle DoD stickers? Do it online at https://www.pid.cnic.navy.mil/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 7

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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 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. 2705377 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, caricature artists, live bands, water slides, inflatables and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at rea sonable prices. No outside coolers, food or bev erages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. 2705228 KID Scholarship Program Can Send Your Teen To CampFrom MWRNavy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is now accepting applica tions for its 2012 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program. CNIC will fund allexpenses paid summer camp opportunities for Navy teens worldwide. Funding will support air line and ground transpor tation, camp registration, meals and miscellaneous camp insurance. Please encourage all eligible teens to apply for these camps. To apply for the 2012 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program, each teen must complete an individual application by no later than June 15. Download the applica tion from http://navym wr.org/, and email it to brent.a.edwards@navy. mil. Teens are required to write two short narratives about the adventures they want to experience and rank their selections. Notification of selec tions will be made no later than June 22. For more information, email brent.a.edwards@ navy.mil or call 901-8746897. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Cabins Available At Osprey CoveFrom MWRNaval Station Mayports Osprey Cove has three brand new rental cabins. Located just minutes from the bases private beach, these cabins are a home away from home for travelers to Mayport. Each cabin can sleep up to six (6) people in three queen-sized beds (one in the master bedroom, one in the loft, one in the pull-out sofa) and one bathroom. An upper loft area overlooking the liv ing room is the perfect space for older children. Each cabin comes complete with all kitchen appliances, dishes and utensils, iron and ironing board, as well as coffee condiments to enjoy. There are two flat-screen TVs located in each cabin, one in the master bed room and one in the living room. Guests can get in tune with nature as they rock the night away on the rocking chairs located on each wrap around deck. These cabins are not only great for recreational travelers but also those who are here TAD or who are transitioning to or from Mayport. With all of the amenities provided inside the cabins, and with full use of the RV park clubhouse and laundry facili ties, these really provide a homey environment. Military and DOD personnel can also utilize the cabins to house out-of-town guest s when space at home is in short supply. The cabin rental fee is $50 per night with a $50 refundable cleaning deposit. There is a minimum two (2)-night stay requirement. The cabins are available to all military and DOD ID card holders. For more information, call Pelican Roost at (904) 270-7808. -Photo courtesy of MWRNew rental cabins at Osprey Cove at NS Mayport can be a home away from home for the weary traveler. Each cabin can sleep up to six, and includes appliances and a loft. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 9

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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 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 con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 16: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Halloween in June! Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline June 12. June 17: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 June 20: Pool Tournament Finals. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 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 21: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6:30 p.m. FREE. June 22: Mellow Mushroom Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 23: UFC 147: Silva vs. Belfort. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 June 23: Jax Beach. Van departs 11 a.m. Transportation only. FREE June 25: St. Johns Town Center Shopping Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 26: Saharas Mediterranean Caf Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. 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, call (904) 270-5431. June 29: Surf Contest. 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Sign up by June 15. 270-5451 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 The following activities target single or unaccom panied 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 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 con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 16: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Halloween in June! Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline June 12. June 17: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 June 20: Pool Tournament Finals. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 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 21: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. LIBERTYNaval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately 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 Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series This is a 4-week pro gram 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 Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT 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 fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic 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 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 MWR -By Paige GnannParticipants work with straps during the H.I.T. (High Intensity Training) class behind Surfside Fitness Center. During the class, focus is placed on development of proper form and mechanics for various lifts and bodyweight movements. Participation will result in a solid platform to begin mastery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your limits. Participants must possess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to initially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. HIT-ing It Hard THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 11

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Retiring from the Navy was one of my happiest and greatest accomplish ments. Ingram and the rest of the 16 Midway survivors were honored as they received commemora tive plaques presented by Admiral Ferguson along with his personal coin. Ferguson said he believes the historian Walter Lord said it best when he wrote, They had no right to win. Yet they did, and in doing so they changed the course of the war... Even against the greatest odds, there is something in the human spirit a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor that can lift men from cer tain defeat to incredible victory. In our Navy today, a new generation has accepted the gift of American leadership at sea. Our Navy has never been more in demand and never more needed around the globe. On any given day, nearly half of our ships are under way and on station, said Ferguson. The Battle of Midway is widely regarded as the most important naval bat tle of the Pacific in World War II. Approximately one month after the Battle of Coral Sea and six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy decisively defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy and turned the war in U.S. favor. From Page 1Midway Welcoming Their Sailors Home-Photo by Jennie StaderChildren from the crew of USS Farragut wave flags to welcome home their fathers after the ship returned to Naval Station Mayport on the completion of a recent composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). A COMPTUEX is performed to learn how the many moving parts of a carrier strike group come together to accom plish a larger mission.Mixing Play With Work-Photo by FC2 Robert LeonardMilitary Working Dog Mirkro takes a bite out of a training sleeve on Masterat-Arms 1st Class James Watkins as handler Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Micah Cleland trains the dog to obey commands in the surf. JaxReady App Aims To Notify In Bad WeatherFrom the city of JacksonvilleMayor Alvin Brown has announced a new mobile device app from the City of Jacksonville that can now be downloaded for free. The app is called JaxReady and it gives instant updates on potential storm threats, weather patterns, evacuation information, bridge and road closures, and much more. JaxReady was created by the citys Information Technologies Division and Emergency Preparedness Division at no additional cost to the taxpayer. During production of this app, the citys ITD staff researched other communities in the state and across the coun try that had similar apps. It found that only a small number of cities across the country have such an app, meaning Jacksonville is on the cutting edge of this kind of technology for residents. The launch of the mobile app comes complete with a 30-second public service announcement, which is air ing on local television and radio stations. The PSA and an instructional video about JaxReady are available at http://www.youtube.com/mayoralvinbrown. Visit JaxReady.org to find out more about special needs shelter registration and how to create a family plan. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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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. Sunday, June 17 The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer com plimentary admission to everyone who visits the museum on Fathers Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate the final round of the U.S. Open, the museum will be featur ing its U.S. Open memo rabilia with self-guided tours and storytellers in the building. Fathers will receive special gifts and enjoy free admission at the Halls 18-hole, natu ral-grass putting course. Contests will also be conducted throughout the day on the Hall of Fames Challenge Hole, indoor golf simulator and indoor putting green. For more information, visit the World Golf Village events calendar at www. WorldGolfHallofFame. org. June 25-29 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its free Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. All chil dren welcome. Call 2211700 for more information. Tuesday, July 3 Join one of the larg est fireworks displays in Northeast Florida as the World Golf Village cel ebrates Independence Day on Tuesday, July 3. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and find a spot around the Walk of Champions to take in the grand fireworks show. A minimal parking fee will be required for entry to the event. For infor mation, go to at www. WorldGolfHallofFame. org. Out in Town 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 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. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 13

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Navy Issues Guidance For Sailors Transitioning From Active To ReserveFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy announced guidance streamlining the transition from active duty to Selected Reserves (SELRES) through Perform to Serve (PTS) or Early Career Transition Program (ECTP) in a message released June 5. NAVADMIN 179/12 outlines a new process for active duty and full-timesupport Sailors transitioning to the SELRES via PTS or ECTP to receive Navy Personnel Command (NPC)-funded separation orders with an intermedi ate stop at their requested Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC). The benefit is a seam less transition from active duty to the Reserves, said Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Joe Mack, NPC Career Transition Office (CTO). Before Navy established CTO, a Sailor would have to separate from the Navy and contact a Reserve recruiter in order to join the Reserves, which could take months. CTO contin ues to streamline the pro cess. According to the mes sage, Sailors who receive a SELRES quota through PTS or ECTP must use Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) to select a NOSC nearest to the area they intend to reside after release from active duty. Working with their command career counselor, a completed Reserve affiliation screening checklist must be for warded to CTO to ensure completion of all required enlistment and Reserve affiliation documents prior to the Sailor begin ning terminal leave. Transitioning Sailors who complete this pro cess at least two months prior to separation will receive funded orders from their command to their NOSC where they will complete their release from active duty (sepa ration) processing and Reserve affiliation. Under this process Sailors affili ating with a NOSC greater than 50 miles from their residence are authorized up to three days per diem while completing their active duty to SELRES processing at the NOSC. This process will take an active duty Sailor affiliating with the SELRES from their current assign ment to their NOSC with out a break in service, said Mack. Failure to comply with the process outlined in the message may cause delays in transitioning and require the Sailor to complete separation pro cessing from their active component command. The Sailor will incur the expense in reporting to their selected NOSC. The CTO was established under the Navys continu um of service initiative to ease the transition of per sonnel from active duty to Reserve billets, decrease transition processing times and error rates, and increase Reserve affiliation among quali fied Sailors leaving active duty. Since its inception CTO has assisted 1,021 enlisted Sailors with their transition from the active duty to the Reserve com ponent. The Navy Reserve offers a two-year deployment deferment for Sailors who join the Reserve within six months of leaving active duty. SELRES service requires a minimum commitment of one weekend a month and two weeks every year. However, flexible drill ing options may be made available depending upon Reserve unit require ments and procedures.BBC Hosts 5th Annual Beautification EventFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport hosted their 5th Annual Beautification event on May 19th at the Ribault Bay Community Center located in off base hous ing. Every year, BBC provides residents with annual and peren nial flowers and shrubs, mulch and grass seed to beautify their lawns. Not only were the residents provided with these supplies, but they were also given landscape equipment and basic yard care instructions to help them get started. This years event had the best turnout with more than 800 residents and visitors in attendance. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served along with cold drinks and special treats for the children. There was a 22-foot waterslide, bounce house, obstacle course and basketball toss! In celebration of Military Appreciation Day, the staff applied patriotic face and body temporary tattoos to anyone who wanted to show their spirit. There were raffle prizes given away which included home improvement items, gift cards and a dual Brinkmann grill as the grand prize! This event is something we look forward to every year, said Community Manager John Armstrong. We always have a wonderful time with our residents and we love to see the improvements they make in their yards. This event was free of charge to all on base and off base residents. -Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport congratulates Charles Johnson and his wife who were the grand prize winners of the Brinkmann grill. 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Holds Change Of Command CeremonyFrom Coast Guard PADET JacksonvilleA change of command ceremony took place for Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville aboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on June 8. Capt. Thomas Allan relieved Capt. Andy Blomme during a timehonored military tradition to formally transfer com mand. During Blommes com mand Sector Jacksonville successfully responded to more than 1,100 search and rescue cases that saved or assisted more than 1,500 lives, conduct ed over 350 living marine resource boardings and saved $17 million in property while annu ally screening more than 3,000 commercial vessels. Blomme led Sector Jacksonville to expand and strengthen critical partnerships with other federal, state and coun ty agencies to enhance regional search and res cue, law enforcement capabilities and estab lished clear procedures for aircraft flight decon fliction, a model tem plate used by other Coast Guard units. Blomme will be report ing to Coast Guard Headquarters as the Chief of the Coast Guard s Office of Congressional Affairs. Captain Allan reports from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as the Special Assistant to the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Allan assumed command of Sector Jacksonville and respon sibility for all Coast Guard missions in the Jacksonville Captain of the Port zone and area of responsibility including 10 of the 11 statutory mis sions of the Coast Guard. These include: marine safety, search and rescue, drug interdiction, defense readiness, aids to naviga tion, migrant interdiction, living marine resources, other law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and ports, waterways and coastal security. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville provides unified command and control for accomplish ing the Coast Guards mission and objectives. Sector Jacksonvilles area of responsibility encom passes 40,000-miles of ocean and inland water ways. To cover this diverse area, Sector Jacksonville utilizes multi-mission Station Mayport, Fla., Security Detachment Mayport, Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, Station Port Canaveral, Fla., Marine Safety Detachment Canaveral, Aids to Navigation Team Ponce de Leon and Jacksonville Beach. In addition, Sector Jacksonville is parent command to four cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, Coast Guard Cutter Shrike and Coast Guard Cutter Hammer. In an average year Sector Jacksonville will respond to 450 search and rescue cases, save or assist 700 lives, evaluate 3,000 commercial vessel arriv als, conduct 2,000 vessel inspections or examina tions, service 3,000 aids to navigation, conduct 2,500 container inspections and 400 facility exams, investigate 75 reports of pollution, investigate 60 marine casualties, and issue 91 marine event permits.Coast Guard Rescues Boaters From Aground VesselFrom Coast Guard PADET JacksonvilleThe Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their vessel ran aground two-miles east of the Nassau Sound Entrance, Tuesday. Rescued were Stanley Thompson, 45, Charles Powell, 63, and Justo Emmuelo, 45. Operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received report from the crew of the fishing vessel Atlantic Breeze via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at approxi mately 6:50 p.m. on June 5 that their vessel was taking on water due to running aground. Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., launched a 45-foot rescue boat crew and arrived on scene at approximately 7:54 p.m. Crewmembers safetly trans ferred the three boaters onto the rescue boat and transported them to Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla. No injuries were reported and all three boaters were equipped with lifejackets. All mariners are encouraged to invest in a VHF-FM marineband radio as their primary means of communication on the water. VHF-FM marineband radios are far more reli able than cells phones in the marine environment. VHF-FM Channel 16, the international hailing and dis tress channel, is monitored by the Coast Guard and state marine patrols around the clock. In addition, distress calls broadcast over VHF-FM Channel 16 will be heard by all mariners in the vicinity. Urgent safety information and weather reports for boaters are also broadcast over marine band radio channels. To learn more about safe boating practices please visit http://www.uscgboating.org/ -Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica PotterCoast Guard Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District, presides over the official transfer of command for Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville aboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Friday June 8, 2012. Captain Thomas G. Allan relieved Capt. Andy Blomme of command during a time honored tradition. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 15

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Vouchers Offer Accelerated Path To Officer Graduate EducationNaval Education and Training CommandNaval officers unable to pursue full-time gradu ate studies have an addi tional education option with the FY-13 Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program, announced June 5. Detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 180/12, the GEV program offers eli gible officers the oppor tunity to receive funded graduate education dur ing off-duty hours. Through GEV, unrestrict ed line (URL) officers can apply to receive funding for Navy-relevant gradu ate education meeting the requirements of at least one subspecialty code as specified by the Navy Subspecialty System. Many officers find that their career paths will not easily allow the latitude for full-time education at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Naval War College or other insti tutions, said Cheral Wintling, Graduate Education coordina tor for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). The GEV pro gram offers a path to an off-duty masters degree with financial support of up to $20,000 per fis cal year, with a total limit of $40,000 for the entire course of study. All required fees normally charged by the university relating directly to student application and enroll ment, including man datory health fees and health insurance, labora tory fees, vehicle registra tion and identification cards, and computer fees are reimbursable. Other reimbursable expenses include the cost of text books and course mate rials, and limited expen ditures for transcript and entry fees, and final thesis production. Lt. Christopher Ivey, an LCS-2 engineering instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I. is a current GEV participant pursu ing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in finance at Northeastern University. In the current econom ic climate, we are chal lenged with achieving the same missions with a higher level of efficien cy, said Ivey. This MBA will give me the opportu nity to help maintain our naval power while at the same time meeting financial responsibilities to the taxpayers. GEV applicants select a regionally accredited school and choose a specific course of study meeting community sub specialty requirements. The education plan is reviewed and approved for the Navy subspecialty code by NPS. The GEV program is tar geted at officers with demonstrated superior performance and upward career mobility who are transferring or have recently reported to shore duty, in order to allow suf ficient time for comple tion of a graduate pro gram. The GEV program is open to URL active duty list officers in paygrades O-3 through O-5, in designa tors 111X, 112X, 113X, 114X, and 13XX. There are 123 planned quo tas available for FY13 as follows: Surface Warfare 43; Submarine 33; Aviation 43; Special Warfare/Special Operations 4. Quotas by degree pro gram and warfare areas are available in NAVADMIN 180/12, and additional information can be found on the Navy College Programs GEV wensite https://www. navycollege.navy.mil/ gev/gev_home.cfm. Some restrictions apply and enrollment in the program carries a service obligation of three times the number of months of education completed, with a minimum of 24, and a maximum of 36 months obligation. Officers completing a degree using GEV should expect to serve one tour in a subspecialty billet not later than the second tour following graduation. OPNAVINST 1520.37A contains additional information on specific program requirements. Interested officers should submit written requests to their detailer, per the NAVADMIN and OPNAV instruction. For ships at sea, appli cations via naval mes sage containing the required information will be accepted. Programspecific GEV questions should be addressed to Marjoriette Dilworth at 850-452-1001, option 3, ext. 2247, DSN: 922 or via e-mail at: marjoriette.dil worth@navy.mil. For those not qualify ing for the GEV program, educational assistance may be available through the Tuition Assistance program, G.I. Bill or other graduate education pro grams, as listed on the Navy College website https://www.navycollege. navy.mil/. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnet Ebooks, Audio Books Available On NKOCommander, Navy Installations Command Public AffairsThe Navy General Library Program (NGLP), through a near seven-year part nership with Overdrive, the largest pro vider of eBooks and downloadable audio books to libraries worldwide, now offers more than 50,000 titles through Navy Knowledge Online. The Overdrive service was introduced on NKO in November 2005 when NGLP initiated its first partnership with the eBook/audio book provider and has grown exponentially ever since. We are constantly adding titles, more copies of titles, new content and new services, with a digital library things are very dynamic, allowing us to constant ly build our collection and offer more for our Sailors and their families, said Nellie Moffitt, NGLP director. Currently the program boasts more than 108,000 copies of eBooks and audio books, to include numerous copies of professional reading that support the Navy Professional Reading Program and even classics and popular titles, like the Lord of the Rings series and The Hunger Games. Customers keep the items from seven to thirty days and may have up to ten items checked out at any one time. In fiscal year 2011 more than 62,000 items were checked out, saving Sailors and their families $2.6 million. This program is a great resource that puts books for all ages at your fingertips. I look forward to logging into NKO to download the next book onto my kin dle or iPad, said Lt. Katie Brennan, a Navy pediatric nurse practitioner at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in northern Virginia. There are even special services for children. Preschoolers can have an eBook read to them on their par ents tablet, laptop or PC through the Tumblebooks: eBooks for ekids service. The services for kids are great, I plan on telling parents I see about this pro gram because its so easy, and its a good way to spend time with each other and encourage reading, said Brennan. Weve come a long way since this partnership began, just a few years ago we only had about 8,000 audio books and 400 eBooks available, added Moffitt. Im very happy with where we are now and I only expect this program to grow and grow. Navy Library patrons may register for these services by Logging into NKO at https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil. Click on the Reference heading in the upper left part of the screen. Then click on e-Library audio & ebooks. Once on this NKO page Sailors and their families can explore the array of e-book and audio book services. The Navy General Library Program has existed for nearly a century and is a ser vice of Commander, Navy Installations Command.2012 Summer Reading Program ReleasedFrom Commander, Navy Installa tions Command Public AffairsNavy General Library Program leaders announced May 25 that registration has begun for a shared summer read ing program that will reach military families in all branches around the globe. Readers of all ages can dig into a wide variety of book choices around the theme Reading Is So Delicious. Most programs will run eight weeks with open enrollment during the summer. Activities will range by location and include everything from Edible Art projects to discussions of books like James and the Giant Peach. Last year we saw a 400 percent increase in par ticipation across the pro gram, and we plan to con tinue this trend with cre ative programs that con nect with readers of all ages, said Nilya Carrato, Program Assistant, Navy General Library Program. This years theme ties in two great flavors read ing for the fun of it and healthy eating. We want to create and support a bumper crop of voracious readers! Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Summer reading programs can help to offset this loss, because studies also indi cate students who read recreationally out-per formed those who dont. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own inter ests. This year marks the third in which 250 base and installation librar ies will participate in the shared summer reading program. Last years pro gram logged more than 10 million minutes spent reading by children and families. Sponsored by the Department of Defense with program content developed by iREAD, the Navy managed initiative; Reading Is So Delicious will reach thousands of families. The theme is brought to life by illus trators Barry Gott, Chris Eliopoulos, Lucy Knisley, and Patrick Girouard. Resource guides for the program were developed by librarians for librarians to motivate children to read. Summer reading pro grams are valuable not only in reducing fall-off in educational attainment over the summer, but as a means for families and children to spend time together, an especially important aspect for mili tary families, Carrato added. For more information on the program, please call Nilya Carrato with the Navy General Library Program at 202-433-0785 or email dodsumread@ navy.mil. 16 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com SERMC Excellence AwardedBy Southeast Regional Maintenace Center Public AffairsSoutheast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) received the first annual Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) RMC Excellence Award, May 25. Rear Adm. David Gale, commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Command, presented the award to SERMC Commanding Officer Capt. Ronald Cook during an all hands ceremony. This award demon strates sustained supe rior performance in ship repair, maintenance and modernization, greatly exceeding expectations of the warfighter, said Gale. The award recognizes SERMCs performance in the areas of mission accomplishment, effec tive support to the warf ighter, contracting, logistics safety process innovation and personnel qual ity of life programs. Gale presented the award to Cook along with a citation and pen nant to signify his com mands achievement, and then he thanked SERMCs employees for their hard work. You should be proud of your accomplish ments, said Gale. I know each RMC has its unique challenges, but SERMC consistently led the RMCs in service to the fleet and in leading positive change to continually improve the manner in which ships maintenance is accomplished. Cook said it is an honor to receive the award. SERMC has worked extremely hard to provide exceptional customer service to our ships and their crews, said Cook. This is a total team effort, and my folks can be justifiably proud of this accomplishment. SERMC is a Navy com mand of more than 500 military and civil person nel tasked with providing maintenance, modernization, technical assistance, contract oversight and many other critical ser vices to 17 Mayport-based ships and other units operating in the south east area of responsibility. SERMC also provides critical training in shipboard skills to its more than 250 assigned Sailors. CNRMC, headquar tered in Norfolk, Va., oversees the opera tions and management of the Navys Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs) in their execution of surface ship mainte nance and moderniza tion. -Photo by MC2 Sunday WilliamsVice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson presents Theron Touchtone, Midway veteran who served as a sky lookout aboard USS Yorktown, with a commemorative plaque and his official coin honoring his sacrifice during a Navy League Battle of Midway Commemoration dinner at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. The event, remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, honored the Sailors and Marines who fought at the battle. VCNO, Navy League Honor Battle Of Midway VetsNavy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastMore than 800 guests honored World War II veterans at the 15th Annual Commemoration of the U.S. Victory at Midway Memorial Dinner held June 9 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Navy League, was intended to pay homage to 16 veterans who fought so valiantly at the Battle of Midway. The night began with introduc tions between the Midway vet erans, Navy League officials and other distinguished guests. Among them, Admiral Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, commander, Navy Region Southeast. Ferguson served as the special guest speaker and discussed how the men of the Battle of Midway have inspired service members of today. We gather again to honor these veterans and to remind ourselves of our own capacity for great ness. We honor those who took the risk to launch the attack, those who fought on despite the odds from their ships and the island of Midway, those who flew on when their fuel gages were low, those who attacked without regard for their own personal safety and knowing they would likely not survive, and those who risked their lives to save the ones of their shipmates, said Ferguson. Chief Boatswains Mate (Retired) Bill Ingram was one of the men Ferguson spoke of. He served aboard USS Houston (CA-30) when the ship was torpedoed and sank on March 2, 1942. Ingram was pulled from the shark-infest ed water after a few days by a Japanese patrol boat, interrogated, beaten and then thrown back in the water because he was of no intelligence value. Ingram was recaptured and taken to Java with numerous other POWs. They were put to work for three and a half years on a railroad project building a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. That was a terrible time those years, I was thankful to come home and it did not keep me from wanting to serve, said Ingram. New Captain For USS De WertBy Ensign Hannah Johnston USS De Wert Public AffairsCmdr. Joseph C. Thomas relieved Cmdr. Vince W. Baker as commanding officer of guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) June 8 during a change of command ceremo ny on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport. Thomas was born in Atlanta, Ga. and enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1983. His first assignment was to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). In 1992, Thomas attended Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer. His service afloat includes department head tours aboard USS Doyle (FFG 39) and Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-TWO as the Combat Systems Officer and the Tomahawk Launch Area Coordinator for the Truman Carrier Strike Group dur ing Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thomas served two executive officer tours aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) and the USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Ashore, he served as the Joint Command Center Senior Watch Officer for United States Southern Command in Miami, Fla. His most recent assign ment was as Commander, Task Force FORTY-THREE for Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and a Masters Degree in Business and Human Resources from Webster University in 1998. Under the leadership of Baker, De Wert passed the rigorous Board of Inspection with the top score for all frig ates in the fleet. In March 2012, Baker and his crew returned -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Joseph C. Thomas reads his orders to report as the new commanding officer of guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45). Thomas relieved Cmdr. Vince W. Baker as commanding officer during a change of command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport. Also pictured is guest speaker for the ceremony was Capt. Paul Flood, far left, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14, and Chaplain Peter Dietz, right. GSA Expo At MayportFrom MWRAttention all purchasing agents, buyers and credit card holders, the 2012 GSA Expo will be held at Naval Station Mayport on June 20. MWR will host more than 75 vendors for this annual event who will feature products from office supplies to heavy equip ment for ships. Visitors to the expo will get a chance to meet and speak directly with vendor representatives and see their products. This will give the buyer a better idea of what they need and what product best meets their needs in their work environment. The Expo will be held at Beachside Community Center Wednesday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to both civilian and military personnel. Vendors will also be handing out free samples of their products After speaking to the vendors, you can enjoy a free lunch for all attendees. For more information, please call (904) 270-5228. 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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, First of all, a huge BRAVO ZULU to our Installation Executive Officer Cmdr. Pat Pickard, the hardest working man in show business, for his inception, coordination and execution of Naval Station Mayports 70th Anniversary Battle of Midway commemoration on board USS De Wert (FFG 45). An addi tional huge BRAVO ZULU to USS De Wert, her Executive Officer Cmdr. Mark Quinn, and everyone who had a hand (to include Base Services) in making this memorable event happen. The cer emony had a uniquely Mayport flavor, to include the laying of a wreath followed by a 21 gun salute and TAPS. Well done on a solemn and dignified event com memorating these great Patriots who turned the tide of War in the Pacific! Congratulations to First Coast Fire, Mayport Division for their victory in the Battle Of The Ribs at the Navy Exchange last week. Chief Dave Lanier and his Band of Merry Men, were out early, filling the Exchange parking lot with heavenly smells, and eventually dominated the competition by bringing home the victory. Special thanks to Bill Hockenberry and his team of professionals at the Navy Exchange, for staging yet another quality, family friendly event, that truly went above and beyond our wildest expectations. The fire fighters better watch out, the defeated competitors are already tweaking recipes, and plotting their courses of action for the rematch! Big day tomorrow as we welcome Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus who will conduct an All Hands Call and make a major announcement concern ing the home porting of a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to Mayport. Although the FY13 budget did not contain a construction project sup porting the home porting of a nucle ar carrier at this time, the ARG is great news for the base and we welcome the addition to our basin. The Atlantic Hurricane season offi cially began June 1, and true to form Naval Station Mayport Overachieved again. We hosted Tropical Storm Beryl over Memorial Day weekend, and by the looks of the trees and tree limbs down, the erosion on our beach, and the lev els of standing water on our saturated Golf Course we dodged a bullet. Talk with your families, dust off your hur ricane and evacuation plans and make sure your TWIMS information is updat ed. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE. Beryl was only a Tropical Storm, but should serve as a wakeup call that these storms are UNPREDICTABLE and DANGEROUS, and your time and effort in preparation will be richly rewarded should we need to prepare again. Dont neglect or forget the little things, like having an adequate supply of water on hand, fresh flashlight batteries, food and water for those household pets and most importantly, an evacuation plan. Also, keep all vital papers you have in a grab and go box in case you do need to beat feet. Preparedness is the key. The Navys focus on sexual assault and the measures in place to prevent it cannot just stop with a sexual aware ness month. This epidemic needs our daily attention. On average two of our shipmates are sexually assaulted daily throughout the Navy one is too many. This problem is ongoing, so the talks, training, preventive measures and solu tions should be ongoing as well. Take advantage of all the resources we have at the Fleet and Family Support Center, and sound off if you, or someone else has been sexually assaulted in any way shape or form. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) hotline number is 563-1254. Suicide prevention is another problem that needs our daily attention. NOT just an occasional observance. I realize that our Sailors and their families face many pressures in their personal lives while in the service of our country, and we are committed to providing help on multiple levels. Please know that we have exper tise in place to help, and all of the counseling at our Fleet and Family Support Center is CONFEDINTIAL. Mark your calendars for June 30. Our MWR team is working up the annual base Freedom Fest, and this year will be amazing. More information will be printed in Mirror and on our Facebook page. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe, and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSLast week I wrote about some fun activities to avoid the sum mer slide. But if your childs report card indicates a retention in a grade or just passing to the next grade, maybe you need to take a more serious approach to academic remediation during the summer. With military children having access to SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources), stu dents can use the summer to review or learn the standards for their grade or a particular course. This online program focuses on math, reading, and language arts for students in grades 3-12. It allows you to manage your childrens educa tion with cutting edge technol ogy. Students initially take a test on any of the state learning standards, receive immediate feedback, and be directed to a tutorial which will improve their skills, where needed. You can then monitor their progress from anywhere in the world. In addition you will be provided with resource materials to assist your child in areas of deficiency. SOAR is not a placement program. It is a program designed to help students and parents identify strengths and areas where students may need improvement; address the spe cific needs of a student; gain practice with remediation and enrichment resources; exam ine curriculum standards in any U.S. school district; and use free ACT and SAT prep programs. Go to http://www.soara thome.org to register your child and explore the parent resources. The tutorials are short, entertaining, and kid-friendly. Even if your child did not fail a grade or a course this year and just did poorly in a particular course, he can use the program to either avoid the summer slide or to accelerate his skills for the next grade in school. Once vacation is over and your child returns to school next year, SOAR can contin ue to be used for enrichment resources or for remediation if your child has to stay home due to an illness. SOAR can pro vide engaging online activities to supplement the work sent home from school. Students can search the Skill Resources from their home page to find activities on a specific math or reading topic they might be studying at that time. Even if you dont need this article for summer remedia tion, save it for Winter or Spring Break! You just dont know when youll need help to keep them SOARING in school rather than SLIDING! 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. *This article has been revised; the original content can be found on the Military Impacted Schools Association website: http://militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org/. I encourage you to explore this site. Students SOARing Not Sliding This SummerJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingFighting, fighting, fight ing! We are seeing so much verbal fighting these days. The country is finish ing up the Republican Presidential Primaries. Wisconsin just had its recall election of Governor Walker and all we are seeing is a growing frequency of politi cal ads for the upcoming Presidential Election. The pundits are saying that the country is at its most politically divisive period in recent history. In the news we hear about the Tea Party, the Wall Street Sit-ins, petitions against the government over marriage laws and so much more. The United States is not alone, France and Greece recently had their national elections and there was much controversy on how Get Ready To Rumble: Disagreements Can Be GoodLt. Peter Dietz Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSto reduce their debt. We witnessed the Arab Spring with rebel groups over throwing their gov ernments and are now trying to establish new ones with very different ideologies trying to gain power. Every community, whether it is a country, state, town, church, club, or family, will have more than one view on how things should be run. In a democratic environ ment we debate and then decide on the course of action to take. It is the debating part that has particularly attracted my attention recently. It seems that not only the art of debate is gone, but the whole concept of debate in the public square is gone. A good debater will know his opponents argument inside and out. That information allows the debater to attack the weak points and defend against the strengths. In todays environment it seems that people just have their own opinions on a topic and dont even bother to understand what the opposing sides supporting facts are. Those debates are bor ing and a waste of time. Nothing is gained and progress is not made. But when two sides invest the energy to understand why the other holds the views that they do, then mean ingful discussion and debate can take place that can lead to progress. Of course, most of us dont like to argue or get into disagreements, but sometimes it is very important to have the difficult discussions of con flicting views. It is important that we understand our views and the views of others because we are part of communities, families and relationships. The good news is that there is a way to maintain your beliefs and live with others who hold differ ent views. Trying to know why they hold those views and better understand why you hold your views will not only lead to better understanding, but will also strengthen your rela tionships and make your community stronger. I hope you will discover that discussing disagree ments with a goal of bet ter understanding will be beneficial to you and to the many communities you are part of. May we be able to live up to the words of the Apostle Paul, If it is pos sible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 [NIV])Free Lunch For Jax ChildrenFrom the city of JacksonvilleThe Jacksonville Childrens Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutri tious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children through Friday, Aug. 10. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visit ing one of the Summer Lunch sites, includ ing the Youth Activities Center at NS Mayport. This list includes, for the first time, 14 Jacksonville Public Library locations. A Free Lunch Served Here banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled in other programming at the site to receive a lunch or snack they just need to show up during meal times. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disabil ity, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is attached and is available at www.jaxkids. net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more informa tion, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430.

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Immunize Before SchoolFrom NBHC MayportImmunizations and health exam (Forms DH 680 and DH 3040) Florida law requires children attending school to be appropriately immunized and have a health exam. Beat the rush and dont wait until the last minute to get your forms completed. The School Entry Health Exam (Form DH 3040) is a requirement for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their ini tial entry into a Florida school. The physical examination must be performed by a health care provider licensed to per form physical exams and must be completed within the past 12 months. It is not an annual exam. For students transferring to a Florida school, a compa rable form from another state would be accept able, if completed within one year. The Certificate of Immunization (Form DH 680) is a require ment for all children (Kindergarten-12th grade) to be appropriately immunized at the time of first entry in school. The form is valid until the child enters seventh grade at which time a new form will be issued when the additional immunization requirements are met. If the child will be 11 years old while attending sixth grade, there is no rea son to wait until entering seventh grade to receive the additional required immunizations. Once the required immuniza tions are met, a new Form DH 680 will be issued and remain in effect until the child graduates from high school. A new entrant is a child entering a school in Florida for the first time or entering after having been absent from a school for more than 12 months or one school year. You have up to one year prior to entering the Florida school system to obtain the School Entry Health Exam (Form DH 3040). TRICARE Prime cov ers school physicals for children ages 5 11 if required in connection with school enrollment. Annual sports physi cals are not covered by TRICARE. The Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clin ic; however, children through age 5 must see their provider first. Please bring any immunization shot records with you when you visit the clinic. Contact central appointments to schedule your children for school physicals with a Mayport provider. Central Appointments: 904-542-4677 Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Base Clinic Rededicates HallwayFrom Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport will be dedicate and rename one of their Family Practice hallways in honor of HN Billy Lara on June 15. Lara served 18 months at the Branch clinic before he was diagnosed with brain cancer. During his year-long struggle, Lara man aged to inspire many individuals with his will to live and over whelming desire to live each day with an insurmountable optimistic attitude. As Lara left his mark on the attitudes of the fortunate people he touched, he will now be forever remem bered by renaming the Family Practice hall way, formally known as Military Sick Call, to Billy Lara Military Sick Call.Expectant Mothers On Move Covered By TRICARE TRICARE Management ActivityPregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time especially when theres an upcoming move for TRICAREs moms-to-be. Stay calm! TRICARE cov erage goes where mother goes. If an expectant mother relocates during her pregnancy, TRICARE guar antees her continuity of care. To stay on track, moms-to-be should dis cuss their upcoming move with their provid er and request copies of their medical records. The sponsor is responsible for making sure the fam ilys TRICARE enrollment transitions smoothly from one duty station to the next. Once the move is complete, the sponsor must update every family members information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). For expectant moth ers who are transferring to a new duty station, TRICARE options depend on where the new loca tion is. There are minimal costs under Extra and Standard. If the new duty sta tion is in a Prime Service Area and the expect ant mother chooses TRICARE Prime, she will submit a TRICARE Prime Enrollment Application and Primary Care Manager (PCM) Change Form to the regional health care contractor. Once this is done, she can make an appoint ment with her new PCM to coordinate the rest of her prenatal care. If she is transferring Prime enroll ment to another region, its important to remain enrolled in the old region until the move is com plete and then follow the same steps. If the active duty sponsor moves to a new duty location covered by TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR), the sponsor and family members may choose to enroll in TPR for Active Duty Family Members or use Standard and Extra. Learn more about TPR enrollment by visiting www.tricare.mil/ tpr. Beneficiaries using Standard dont need a referral or authoriza tion when they use a TRICARE-authorized provider for maternity care. Before looking for a new provider, an expectant mother should update her address and phone number with the region al health care contractor and in DEERS. For expectant moms who are moving late in a pregnancy, or if the pregnancy is difficult, its important for women to work with their current provider and regional health care contractor to find a provider in the area where they are moving. TRICARE covers neces sary prenatal care from the first obstetric visit through six weeks after childbirth. Any routine prenatal care needed up to that point should be completed before moving. To learn more about moving with TRICARE, visit www.tricare.mil/ mybenefit and enter your profile information. There are beneficiary counsel ing and assistance coor dinators available to help with healthcare ques tions or to navigate the TRICARE program; find one at www.tricare.mil DONT ACCEPT DEFEAT.Fight deadly childhood diseases. 800-822-6344 www.stjude.orgA CFC Participant provided as a public service. DONT ACCEPT DEFEAT. Fight deadly childhood diseases. www.stjude.org What does HOPE look like? Hope looks like Mary Tyler Moore, International Chairman, JDRFShe has type 1 diabetes, and her hope for better treatments and a cure lies in the progress of research. To learn more, call 800.533.CURE or visit jdrf.org. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 USS Underwood Crew Pays Tribute To Chilean Naval Hero Arturo PratSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsCrew members from the Oliver Hazard Perryclass guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) participated in a wreath-laying cere mony at the Arturo Prat Monument in Valparaiso, Chile, June 6. The ceremony was held to honor Capt. Arturo Prat, a Chilean naval hero, and other fallen Chilean sailors who fought during the War of the Pacific. The Chileans honor Capt. Arturo Prat and the other sailors who fought beside him because they respect the bravery of the men who followed him into battle, said Cmdr. David Brown, a U.S. Navy representative in Chile. Those sailors sacrificed their lives in the defense of Chile. The War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and Peru in the late 19th century. During the Battle of Iquique, Prat attempted to board a Peruvian ves sel and was killed during the attack. His bravery is honored every year by the Chilean presidents visit to the monument. May 21, the anniversary of the battle, is also annually cel ebrated in Chile as Navy Day. The Chileans are very proud of their naval heritage and traditions and they honor bravery, said Brown. Approximately 10 Sailors from Underwood were selected to attend the ceremony and were invited to tour the crypt beneath the monument, a special honor as the crypt is only opened three times a year. I think it is good to let the Sailors from Underwood experience this because it is a part of naval history and gives a unique perspective on how other navies honor their dead, said Brown. Underwood is in Chile to promote coop eration and friendship between the U.S. and Chilean navies and is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing princi pally sea-based, forward presence. That presence is to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulCmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), and officers from the Chilean navy and U.S Military Group in Chile salute during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arturo Prat Monument in Valparaiso, Chile. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. Underwood Crew Remembers Midway Southern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors and officers of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frig ate USS Underwood (FFG 36) commemorated the Battle of Midway with a cer emony and reception aboard the ship while moored in Valparaiso, Chile, June 6. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which occurred June 4-7, 1942 and was a turning point for the United States in the Pacific Theater of the World War II. Guests included senior officers of the Chilean navy, the U.S. ambassador to Chile, and the U.S. naval attach to Chile. The ceremony began with a speech by the commanding officer of Underwood, Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola. Courageous, heroic, tenacious and selfless are but a few words that describe the veterans of Midway, said Mirisola. These traits are emulated in the fighting spirit and sense of sacrifice that continue in our Navy today we are a maritime nation, and our freedom will always be tied to the sea, as it has been for more than 235 years, he continued. The United State Navy, along with the navies of allied and friendly nations around the world, will continue to serve free and peaceful people everywhere. The reception also marked the open ing of Underwoods participation of Southern Seas 2012 in Chile. The U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Alejandro Wolff, was on hand to recog nize Underwoods contributions to the mission in Chile. USS Underwood is here in Chile as part of a broader Southern Seas exer cise, which in addition to creating bonds across cultures and fostering friendship and understanding among nations, seeks to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability and build and maintain close regional relationship with countries throughout the region through joint multinational and inter agency exchanges and cooperation, said Wolff. The speeches by Mirisola and Wolff were followed by a reception held on the flight deck aboard Underwood, as well as a showing of the movie Midway and a selection of music from the 1940s. Underwood is in Chile for a port visit and to conduct a bilateral exercise with the Chilean navy as part of Southern Seas 2012, an annual deployment to Central and South America and the Caribbean to build relationships and enhance hemispheric stability. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and com bined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, for ward presence. -Photo by Lt. Stephanie HomickSailors lower the jack staff as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) gets underway for the Exercise Scenario Phase of UNITAS Pacific (PAC). Underwood is representing the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC 53-12 and is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulLogistics Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Cole, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Brent Bishop, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Eric Woods pull in a mooring line onto the deck of the USS Underwood as the ship prepares to leave the port of Callao, Peru. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsGas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Derick Simpkins opens a fuel valve during a main fuel transfer aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 5 Mayport Fire Roasts Up Win In Ribs Battle By MC2 Nick C. ScottEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsU.S. Navy Sailors assigned to guided-mis sile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) volunteered for a community relations (COMREL) event during a port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, May 23. The COMREL took place at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center, a non-profit school that specializes in teaching children, ages three to 17, who have special needs. Our participation in this event has immea surable benefits, said Lt. Edsil Logan, com mand chaplain aboard Vicksburg. It gives our crew members an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the local community and their culture, while doing something benefi cial for others, he added. As command chaplain, Logan is responsible for coordinating COMREL projects. Volunteer work not only has the possibility of causing a life-changing impact on the recipients, but creates a sense of personal success and growth within the Sailors who participate, said Logan. For some Sailors, it was their first time experienc ing a COMREL. I was really able to connect with the kids and I think they taught me as much as I taught them, said Gas Turbine Systems Technician Specialist (Mechanical) Fireman Charles Holder. During the event, Sailors tutored students in English and Math, and also took part in a morning dance. The dancing was uplifting and created an atmosphere that made it easy to bond with the kids, said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey Wallace. It was good to start the morning off participating in something with them. Wallace was one of many Sailors who expressed an interest in participating in more COMREL projects. If contributing a few hours of my time can change a childs life, then its worth it, said Wallace. If given the opportunity to go back, I would be the first to volunteer. Vicksburg is on her final deployment and is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.Vicksburg Volunteers At Bahrain School -Photo by MC2 Nick C. ScottGas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Juan Waggoner hugs a student at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center during a community relations event. -Photo by MC2 Nick C. ScottLt. Edsil Logan, command chaplain assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), presents a gift to Christine Gordon during a community relations event at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) center. Gordon is the student director of the RIA center, a non-profit school for special needs children ages three to 17. 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. From StaffGrills started heating up early on June 8 in the parking lot of the main Mayport Navy Exchange parking lot for the first Battle of the Ribs . Sponsored by the Navy Exchange, commands and base departments got the chance to put their best meat forward for the title of rib master, along with earning money for their command MWR fund. USS Halyburton, HSL60, COMUSNAVSO/ C4F, Mayport Fire and Emergency Services and Naval Station Mayport competed in the competition. Mayport Fire and Emergency Services Station Chief Ed Namyslowski walked away with this years blue ribbon, followed closely by Naval Station Mayport and HSL-60. Each command also received a discount cer tificate to use when pur chasing supplies for their MWR functions.-Photos by Paige GnannMayport Fire and Emergency Services Station Chief Ed Namyslowski accepted the blue ribbon after winning the Mayport Navy Exchanges first Battle of the Ribs competition on June 8. Hungry Sailors line up to buy a plate of ribs with sides from HSL-60 during the Battle of the Ribs competition. Money earned at the competition goes into the commands MWR fund. USS Halyburton chief petty officers mess puts together their entry for the first Battle of the Ribs competition held at the Mayport Navy Exchange parking lot on June 8.

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Frockees AWR1 William E. Andorfer, HSMWSL AD1 Herman Cole, Jr, HSM-46 AZ1 Romell Hilson, HSM-46 AT1 Andrew Skrypez, HSM-46 AM2 Sergio Aguilar, HSM-46 AO2 Derick Barreto, HSM-46 LS2 Douglas Conejomurillo, HSM-46 AZ2 Jarrett Holcomb, HSM-46 AM2 John Kamensky, HSM-46 AD2 Brian Mcmillin, HSM-46 AE2 Cory Miller, HSM46 AZ2 Amber Leigh Owens, HSM-46 AE2 Rivera-Irizarry, HSM-46 AT2 Sheena Russell, HSM-46 AZ3 Rebecca Rutzen, HSM-46 AD2 Leslie Simmons, HSM-46 AD2 Michael Struck, HSM-46 AWR2 Derek Weikart, HSM-46 AE3 Zachary Alexander, HSM-46 AM3 Charles Mcmann, HSM-46 AM3 Robert Penry, HSM-46 AT3 Nicholas Spires, HSM-46 AM3 Anastasia Thompson, HSM-46 AM3 Carl Schmidt, HSM-46 LW3 Crystal Torres, HSM-46 AE3 Clayton Andres, HSM-46 AT3 Ryan Shoaf, HSM46 AM3 Steven Cook, HSM-46 AT3 James Baker, HSM46 PR3 Ray Gordon, HSM46 AM3 Ivan Garcia, HSM46 AZ3 Keiston Jones, HSM-46 PS1 (SW) Anthony J. Justiniano, HSL-60 AWR2 George D. Knight, HSL-60 LS2 Nikki L. Davis, HSL60 IT2 (AW) Matthew J. Levasseur, HSL-60 LS2 Alexander F. Woodworth, HSL-60 AD3 Deirdre J. Buller, HSL-60 IT3 Megan M. Harris, HSL-60 LS3 Shaun D. Samaroo, HSL-60 YN3 Kyle W. Trivett, HSL-60 AD3 (AW) Ryan N. Welch, HSL-60 MAYPORTVicksburg Holds Frocking Ceremony For 44Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsForty-four Sailors assigned to guided-mis sile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) were advanced to the next rank in a frocking ceremony on the ships flight deck June 9. The six first class, 15 second class and 23 third class petty officers were advanced from their pre vious ranks after attend ing a five-day-long petty officer indoctrination course. {The course} exposes them to a lot of differ ent leadership styles, said Chief Cryptologic Technician (Mechanical) (SW) James J. Theis, who coordinates the petty officer indoctrination course. They are expected to be ready. {The course} doesnt tell you what to do, it gives you the tools you need to build your own leadership style. With new rank comes new responsibilities for Sailors aboard Vicksburg and they are expected to display a high level of professionalism. I am looking forward to added responsibility, said newly-frocked Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Eric Askea. Ive been hoping to advance for awhile, so I am mentally prepared. I am look ing forward to learning new things about my job and about leadership in general. One of the challeng es that faces Sailors that advance is being senior to those that were once their peers. A lot of people think that you just keep doing the same job for more money, said Askea. Its more than that though, you take on more responsibility for your work and those you are junior to you. Many of the Sailors advancing will feel that responsibility for the first time. This is my first taste of responsibility, said newly-frocked Gunners Mate 3rd Class Steven C. Pender. This is really the first rank where you start to learn about leadership, Pender added. Ive been just doing what Im told since I came into the Navy, but now I will be expected to make some decisions on my own. Vicksburg is on her final deployment and is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.Hard Work Pays Off For NAVSUP FLC SailorsNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville Director of Corporate CommunicationsFrom South Texas to North Florida, and all the way down to Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba, seven NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Sailors were frocked in separate ceremonies across the commands area of responsibility (AOR) last week. The ceremonies frocked Sailors ranging from the rank of petty officer third class to master chief. NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head presided over two separate frocking ceremo nies onboard Naval Station Mayport. On the flight line, Machinist Mate Charles Bibb, and Aviation Boatswains Mates (Fuels) Jeremy Krueger, and Christopher Whitfield were pinned second class petty officer in the presence of their shipmates and fam ily. Moments later at the Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) headquarters, Culinary Specialist Paulette Williams was frocked to the rank of master chief petty officer in the pres ence of her family and the entire NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Chiefs Mess. These are the moments you relish as a commanding officer, said Head, reflecting on the ceremonies. These ceremonies are really exceptional. They are some of the most memorable days of a Sailors career, and its an honor to be a part of that. Its definitely one of the best parts of my job, Head added.Navy League Honors Area Sea Service SOYsFrom Mayport Council Navy LeagueMayport Council Navy League monthly meet ing in May included the annual recognition of the best enlisted military personnel from each of the sea services in the area. Honored were three Sailors, a Marine and a Coast Guard. Rear Adm. Kurt Tidd, Commander, USNAVSO/4thFLT and Fleet Master Chief Mauricio Rueda helped recognize the service members. Recognized were Sgt Eddie Howland, Marine of the Year from Blount Island Command; FN Danielle Garcia, Coast Guardsman of the year from Coast Guard Area Jacksonvilles sta tion at Port Canaveral; SH1(SW) Anthony Wright, Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) from USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49); AWR1(SW) James Haydu, Air SOY from HSL-42 Vipers; and NC1(SW) Jonathan Dingler, Shore SOY from Naval Station Mayport Tidd thanked the Council for making the efforts to recognizing these deserving personnel along with Betty Howard and her crew of volun teers who worked for many months to gather and package the framed award certificates and the goodie binders with gift certificates from local businesses. Tidd said he expected each of the five recognized to be leaders. -Photo submittedTop service members from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, U.S. Coast Guard and Blount Island Command are recognized at a special dinner hosted by the Mayport Council Navy League. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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NAVFAC Opens Regional Call Center In JaxNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public AffairsA ribbon-cutting cer emony was held June 4 at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast to officially celebrate the opening of its new Regional Call Center (RCC) projected to pro vide a $1.2 million annu al savings. The center is where all emergency and routine service calls will be handled for U.S. Navy bases from Texas to Georgia and south to Key West, Fla. as well as its associated Navy Reserve Centers. The call center started operations on Jan. 30 ser vicing Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla. and on April 2 for NAS Corpus Christi, Texas to imple ment the new program, said Brian deLumeau, RCC program man ager. Service to NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport will be added on July 1 to com plete Phase I of the pro gram. We expect the cen ter to provide efficiency through work accom plished with less people saving an estimated $1.2 million per year. Service calls will be received at the center from each respective Public Works Department (PWD) or from a repre sentative appointed on the base. The RCC staff will process the request through a Navy data management program and forward to a base operat ing support (BOS) con tract dispatch center or the PWD Shop at each base to have the work completed. The call center is located on board NAS Jacksonville and managed by NAVFAC Southeasts Public Works Business Line and is staffed by fulltime government employees on a 24 hour, 7 days a week, beginning July 1. Currently, eight PWDs have in-house trouble desks and six have BOS operated trouble desks. These separate call cen ters are estimated to contain the cost equivalent of 40 positions, costing approximately $3 million per year. We believe that the new RCC can operate with 18 employees by regionalizing the work to this single location, said deLumeau. The new program will also pro vide improved data integrity through quality con trol and one streamlined process throughout the region. The team is getting positive responses from their customers and do not even notice that the move has been made to Jacksonville. People call us directly on our toll-free number or email us at our pub lic email account, said Anne Rush who works in the RCC. My old customers didnt realize that I had relocated and moved when I tell them that I am working out of the office in Jacksonville. Phase II will begin Oct. 1 by adding Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.; NAS Kingsville, Texas; and Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Ft. Worth, Texas. Phase III begins Oct. 1, 2013 at which time the remaining bases in the Southeast region including JRB New Orleans, La.; Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.; NAS Pensacola, Fla.; NAS Whiting Field, Fla.; Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City, Fla.; and NSA Orlando, Fla. The Regional Call Center set up required proper facilities, com puter equipment and a phone system capable of receiving calls and evenly distributing them among the call center employees. This was done by devel oping a round robin type phone system which will ring service desk phones sequentially to distribute the workload. Each computer is sup plied with two monitors to allow multiple pro grams to open and fully viewable and a hands free handset. This was antici pated to speed up the process and allow for more accurate data transfers. The computers access the Navys Geographic Information System that gives operators access to maps and overhead pho tographs to pinpoint locations. Historically, NAVFAC Southeast had issues with the manning a call center at each base. Operational procedures were as diverse as the number of bases. Six bases had contractor operated call cen ters and some in-house workforces were also used. Therefore, different procedures were used, different approval systems and distribution of costs associated with calls. The Regional Call Center provides proper training and consistent operating procedures to avoid old pitfalls, said deLumeau. Now appro priate chains of approv al will be used to ensure consistency with pro cessing calls and associ ated costs with associated repairs. deLumeau explained that as they attain full steady state, the Regional Call Center will handle more than 175,000 trouble calls annually. home from a successful seven-month deployment off the Horn of Africa in support of Counter-Piracy Operations. During the deployment, De Wert played a key role in the capture of eleven sus pected Somali pirates and piracy deterrence along the Somali coast. De Wert worked hand in hand with NATO forces promot ing confidence, coopera tion, and interoperability among forces. Baker will transfer to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.From Page 1De Wert Time to renew your vehicle DoD stickers? Do it online at https://www.pid.cnic.navy.mil/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 7

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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 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. 2705377 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, caricature 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 bev erages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. 2705228 KID Scholarship Program Can Send Your Teen To CampFrom MWRNavy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is now accepting applica tions for its 2012 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program. CNIC will fund allexpenses paid summer camp opportunities for Navy teens worldwide. Funding will support air line and ground transportation, camp registration, meals and miscellaneous camp insurance. Please encourage all eligible teens to apply for these camps. To apply for the 2012 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program, each teen must complete an individual application by no later than June 15. Download the applica tion from http://navym wr.org/, and email it to brent.a.edwards@navy. mil. Teens are required to write two short narratives about the adventures they want to experience and rank their selections. Notification of selec tions will be made no later than June 22. For more information, email brent.a.edwards@ navy.mil or call 901-8746897. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Cabins Available At Osprey CoveFrom MWRNaval Station Mayports Osprey Cove has three brand new rental cabins. Located just minutes from the bases private beach, these cabins are a home away from home for travelers to Mayport. Each cabin can sleep up to six (6) people in three queen-sized beds (one in the master bedroom, one in the loft, one in the pull-out sofa) and one bathroom. An upper loft area overlooking the living room is the perfect space for older children. Each cabin comes complete with all kitchen appliances, dishes and utensils, iron and ironing board, as well as coffee condiments to enjoy. There are two flat-screen TVs located in each cabin, one in the master bed room and one in the living room. Guests can get in tune with nature as they rock the night away on the rocking chairs located on each wrap around deck. These cabins are not only great for recreational travelers but also those who are here TAD or who are transitioning to or from Mayport. With all of the amenities provided inside the cabins, and with full use of the RV park clubhouse and laundry facili ties, these really provide a homey environment. Military and DOD personnel can also utilize the cabins to house out-of-town guest s when space at home is in short supply. The cabin rental fee is $50 per night with a $50 refundable cleaning deposit. There is a minimum two (2)-night stay requirement. The cabins are available to all military and DOD ID card holders. For more information, call Pelican Roost at (904) 270-7808. -Photo courtesy of MWRNew rental cabins at Osprey Cove at NS Mayport can be a home away from home for the weary traveler. Each cabin can sleep up to six, and includes appliances and a loft. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 9

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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 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 con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 16: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Halloween in June! Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline June 12. June 17: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 June 20: Pool Tournament Finals. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 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 21: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 6:30 p.m. FREE. June 22: Mellow Mushroom Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 23: UFC 147: Silva vs. Belfort. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 June 23: Jax Beach. Van departs 11 a.m. Transportation only. FREE June 25: St. Johns Town Center Shopping Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. June 26: Saharas Mediterranean Caf Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. 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, call (904) 270-5431. June 29: Surf Contest. 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Sign up by June 15. 270-5451 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 The following activities target single or unaccom panied 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 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 con test, free food, prizes, and more! 270-7205 June 16: Jacksonville Sharks Football. Halloween in June! Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. Cost $5; Sign up deadline June 12. June 17: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 June 20: Pool Tournament Finals. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 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 21: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. LIBERTYNaval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately 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 Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series This is a 4-week pro gram 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 Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT 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 fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic 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 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 MWR -By Paige GnannParticipants work with straps during the H.I.T. (High Intensity Training) class behind Surfside Fitness Center. During the class, focus is placed on development of proper form and mechanics for various lifts and bodyweight movements. Participation will result in a solid platform to begin mastery of Olympic and Power lifts. Workouts WILL be intense and WILL push you to your limits. Participants must possess a strong fitness base to attend and are encouraged to initially participate in any of the Bootcamp classes offered. HIT-ing It Hard THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 11

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Retiring from the Navy was one of my happiest and greatest accomplish ments. Ingram and the rest of the 16 Midway survivors were honored as they received commemora tive plaques presented by Admiral Ferguson along with his personal coin. Ferguson said he believes the historian Walter Lord said it best when he wrote, They had no right to win. Yet they did, and in doing so they changed the course of the war... Even against the greatest odds, there is something in the human spirit a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor that can lift men from cer tain defeat to incredible victory. In our Navy today, a new generation has accepted the gift of American leadership at sea. Our Navy has never been more in demand and never more needed around the globe. On any given day, nearly half of our ships are under way and on station, said Ferguson. The Battle of Midway is widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific in World War II. Approximately one month after the Battle of Coral Sea and six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy decisively defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy and turned the war in U.S. favor. From Page 1Midway Welcoming Their Sailors Home-Photo by Jennie StaderChildren from the crew of USS Farragut wave flags to welcome home their fathers after the ship returned to Naval Station Mayport on the completion of a recent composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). A COMPTUEX is performed to learn how the many moving parts of a carrier strike group come together to accomplish a larger mission.Mixing Play With Work-Photo by FC2 Robert LeonardMilitary Working Dog Mirkro takes a bite out of a training sleeve on Masterat-Arms 1st Class James Watkins as handler Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Micah Cleland trains the dog to obey commands in the surf. JaxReady App Aims To Notify In Bad WeatherFrom the city of JacksonvilleMayor Alvin Brown has announced a new mobile device app from the City of Jacksonville that can now be downloaded for free. The app is called JaxReady and it gives instant updates on potential storm threats, weather patterns, evacuation information, bridge and road closures, and much more. JaxReady was created by the citys Information Technologies Division and Emergency Preparedness Division at no additional cost to the taxpayer. During production of this app, the citys ITD staff researched other communities in the state and across the coun try that had similar apps. It found that only a small number of cities across the country have such an app, meaning Jacksonville is on the cutting edge of this kind of technology for residents. The launch of the mobile app comes complete with a 30-second public service announcement, which is air ing on local television and radio stations. The PSA and an instructional video about JaxReady are available at http://www.youtube.com/mayoralvinbrown. Visit JaxReady.org to find out more about special needs shelter registration and how to create a family plan. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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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. Sunday, June 17 The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer com plimentary admission to everyone who visits the museum on Fathers Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate the final round of the U.S. Open, the museum will be featur ing its U.S. Open memo rabilia with self-guided tours and storytellers in the building. Fathers will receive special gifts and enjoy free admission at the Halls 18-hole, natu ral-grass putting course. Contests will also be conducted throughout the day on the Hall of Fames Challenge Hole, indoor golf simulator and indoor putting green. For more information, visit the World Golf Village events calendar at www. WorldGolfHallofFame. org. June 25-29 The Isle of Faith Church, 1821 San Pablo Road S., will hold its free Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. All chil dren welcome. Call 2211700 for more information. Tuesday, July 3 Join one of the larg est fireworks displays in Northeast Florida as the World Golf Village cel ebrates Independence Day on Tuesday, July 3. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and find a spot around the Walk of Champions to take in the grand fireworks show. A minimal parking fee will be required for entry to the event. For infor mation, go to at www. WorldGolfHallofFame. org. Out in Town 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 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. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 13

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Navy Issues Guidance For Sailors Transitioning From Active To ReserveFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy announced guidance streamlining the transition from active duty to Selected Reserves (SELRES) through Perform to Serve (PTS) or Early Career Transition Program (ECTP) in a message released June 5. NAVADMIN 179/12 outlines a new process for active duty and full-timesupport Sailors transitioning to the SELRES via PTS or ECTP to receive Navy Personnel Command (NPC)-funded separation orders with an intermediate stop at their requested Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC). The benefit is a seam less transition from active duty to the Reserves, said Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Joe Mack, NPC Career Transition Office (CTO). Before Navy established CTO, a Sailor would have to separate from the Navy and contact a Reserve recruiter in order to join the Reserves, which could take months. CTO continues to streamline the process. According to the mes sage, Sailors who receive a SELRES quota through PTS or ECTP must use Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) to select a NOSC nearest to the area they intend to reside after release from active duty. Working with their command career counselor, a completed Reserve affiliation screening checklist must be for warded to CTO to ensure completion of all required enlistment and Reserve affiliation documents prior to the Sailor begin ning terminal leave. Transitioning Sailors who complete this pro cess at least two months prior to separation will receive funded orders from their command to their NOSC where they will complete their release from active duty (sepa ration) processing and Reserve affiliation. Under this process Sailors affili ating with a NOSC greater than 50 miles from their residence are authorized up to three days per diem while completing their active duty to SELRES processing at the NOSC. This process will take an active duty Sailor affiliating with the SELRES from their current assignment to their NOSC without a break in service, said Mack. Failure to comply with the process outlined in the message may cause delays in transitioning and require the Sailor to complete separation pro cessing from their active component command. The Sailor will incur the expense in reporting to their selected NOSC. The CTO was established under the Navys continuum of service initiative to ease the transition of personnel from active duty to Reserve billets, decrease transition processing times and error rates, and increase Reserve affiliation among quali fied Sailors leaving active duty. Since its inception CTO has assisted 1,021 enlisted Sailors with their transition from the active duty to the Reserve com ponent. The Navy Reserve offers a two-year deployment deferment for Sailors who join the Reserve within six months of leaving active duty. SELRES service requires a minimum commitment of one weekend a month and two weeks every year. However, flexible drill ing options may be made available depending upon Reserve unit require ments and procedures.BBC Hosts 5th Annual Beautification EventFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport hosted their 5th Annual Beautification event on May 19th at the Ribault Bay Community Center located in off base housing. Every year, BBC provides residents with annual and perennial flowers and shrubs, mulch and grass seed to beautify their lawns. Not only were the residents provided with these supplies, but they were also given landscape equipment and basic yard care instructions to help them get started. This years event had the best turnout with more than 800 residents and visitors in attendance. Hamburgers and hotdogs were served along with cold drinks and special treats for the children. There was a 22-foot waterslide, bounce house, obstacle course and basketball toss! In celebration of Military Appreciation Day, the staff applied patriotic face and body temporary tattoos to anyone who wanted to show their spirit. There were raffle prizes given away which included home improvement items, gift cards and a dual Brinkmann grill as the grand prize! This event is something we look forward to every year, said Community Manager John Armstrong. We always have a wonderful time with our residents and we love to see the improvements they make in their yards. This event was free of charge to all on base and off base residents. -Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport congratulates Charles Johnson and his wife who were the grand prize winners of the Brinkmann grill. 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Holds Change Of Command CeremonyFrom Coast Guard PADET JacksonvilleA change of command ceremony took place for Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville aboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on June 8. Capt. Thomas Allan relieved Capt. Andy Blomme during a timehonored military tradition to formally transfer com mand. During Blommes com mand Sector Jacksonville successfully responded to more than 1,100 search and rescue cases that saved or assisted more than 1,500 lives, conduct ed over 350 living marine resource boardings and saved $17 million in property while annu ally screening more than 3,000 commercial vessels. Blomme led Sector Jacksonville to expand and strengthen critical partnerships with other federal, state and coun ty agencies to enhance regional search and res cue, law enforcement capabilities and estab lished clear procedures for aircraft flight decon fliction, a model tem plate used by other Coast Guard units. Blomme will be reporting to Coast Guard Headquarters as the Chief of the Coast Guard s Office of Congressional Affairs. Captain Allan reports from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as the Special Assistant to the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Allan assumed command of Sector Jacksonville and respon sibility for all Coast Guard missions in the Jacksonville Captain of the Port zone and area of responsibility including 10 of the 11 statutory missions of the Coast Guard. These include: marine safety, search and rescue, drug interdiction, defense readiness, aids to naviga tion, migrant interdiction, living marine resources, other law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and ports, waterways and coastal security. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville provides unified command and control for accomplish ing the Coast Guards mission and objectives. Sector Jacksonvilles area of responsibility encom passes 40,000-miles of ocean and inland water ways. To cover this diverse area, Sector Jacksonville utilizes multi-mission Station Mayport, Fla., Security Detachment Mayport, Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, Station Port Canaveral, Fla., Marine Safety Detachment Canaveral, Aids to Navigation Team Ponce de Leon and Jacksonville Beach. In addition, Sector Jacksonville is parent command to four cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, Coast Guard Cutter Shrike and Coast Guard Cutter Hammer. In an average year Sector Jacksonville will respond to 450 search and rescue cases, save or assist 700 lives, evaluate 3,000 commercial vessel arriv als, conduct 2,000 vessel inspections or examina tions, service 3,000 aids to navigation, conduct 2,500 container inspections and 400 facility exams, investigate 75 reports of pollution, investigate 60 marine casualties, and issue 91 marine event permits.Coast Guard Rescues Boaters From Aground VesselFrom Coast Guard PADET JacksonvilleThe Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their vessel ran aground two-miles east of the Nassau Sound Entrance, Tuesday. Rescued were Stanley Thompson, 45, Charles Powell, 63, and Justo Emmuelo, 45. Operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received report from the crew of the fishing vessel Atlantic Breeze via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at approxi mately 6:50 p.m. on June 5 that their vessel was taking on water due to running aground. Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., launched a 45-foot rescue boat crew and arrived on scene at approximately 7:54 p.m. Crewmembers safetly trans ferred the three boaters onto the rescue boat and transported them to Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla. No injuries were reported and all three boaters were equipped with lifejackets. All mariners are encouraged to invest in a VHF-FM marineband radio as their primary means of communication on the water. VHF-FM marineband radios are far more reli able than cells phones in the marine environment. VHF-FM Channel 16, the international hailing and dis tress channel, is monitored by the Coast Guard and state marine patrols around the clock. In addition, distress calls broadcast over VHF-FM Channel 16 will be heard by all mariners in the vicinity. Urgent safety information and weather reports for boaters are also broadcast over marine band radio channels. To learn more about safe boating practices please visit http://www.uscgboating.org/ -Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica PotterCoast Guard Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District, presides over the official transfer of command for Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville aboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Friday June 8, 2012. Captain Thomas G. Allan relieved Capt. Andy Blomme of command during a time honored tradition. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012 15

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Vouchers Offer Accelerated Path To Officer Graduate EducationNaval Education and Training CommandNaval officers unable to pursue full-time gradu ate studies have an addi tional education option with the FY-13 Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program, announced June 5. Detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 180/12, the GEV program offers eli gible officers the oppor tunity to receive funded graduate education dur ing off-duty hours. Through GEV, unrestrict ed line (URL) officers can apply to receive funding for Navy-relevant gradu ate education meeting the requirements of at least one subspecialty code as specified by the Navy Subspecialty System. Many officers find that their career paths will not easily allow the latitude for full-time education at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Naval War College or other insti tutions, said Cheral Wintling, Graduate Education coordina tor for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). The GEV pro gram offers a path to an off-duty masters degree with financial support of up to $20,000 per fis cal year, with a total limit of $40,000 for the entire course of study. All required fees normally charged by the university relating directly to student application and enroll ment, including man datory health fees and health insurance, labora tory fees, vehicle registration and identification cards, and computer fees are reimbursable. Other reimbursable expenses include the cost of text books and course mate rials, and limited expen ditures for transcript and entry fees, and final thesis production. Lt. Christopher Ivey, an LCS-2 engineering instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I. is a current GEV participant pursu ing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in finance at Northeastern University. In the current econom ic climate, we are chal lenged with achieving the same missions with a higher level of efficien cy, said Ivey. This MBA will give me the opportu nity to help maintain our naval power while at the same time meeting financial responsibilities to the taxpayers. GEV applicants select a regionally accredited school and choose a specific course of study meeting community sub specialty requirements. The education plan is reviewed and approved for the Navy subspecialty code by NPS. The GEV program is tar geted at officers with demonstrated superior performance and upward career mobility who are transferring or have recently reported to shore duty, in order to allow sufficient time for comple tion of a graduate pro gram. The GEV program is open to URL active duty list officers in paygrades O-3 through O-5, in designa tors 111X, 112X, 113X, 114X, and 13XX. There are 123 planned quo tas available for FY13 as follows: Surface Warfare 43; Submarine 33; Aviation 43; Special Warfare/Special Operations 4. Quotas by degree pro gram and warfare areas are available in NAVADMIN 180/12, and additional information can be found on the Navy College Programs GEV wensite https://www. navycollege.navy.mil/ gev/gev_home.cfm. Some restrictions apply and enrollment in the program carries a service obligation of three times the number of months of education completed, with a minimum of 24, and a maximum of 36 months obligation. Officers completing a degree using GEV should expect to serve one tour in a subspecialty billet not later than the second tour following graduation. OPNAVINST 1520.37A contains additional information on specific program requirements. Interested officers should submit written requests to their detailer, per the NAVADMIN and OPNAV instruction. For ships at sea, appli cations via naval mes sage containing the required information will be accepted. Programspecific GEV questions should be addressed to Marjoriette Dilworth at 850-452-1001, option 3, ext. 2247, DSN: 922 or via e-mail at: marjoriette.dil worth@navy.mil. For those not qualify ing for the GEV program, educational assistance may be available through the Tuition Assistance program, G.I. Bill or other graduate education pro grams, as listed on the Navy College website https://www.navycollege. navy.mil/. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnet Ebooks, Audio Books Available On NKOCommander, Navy Installations Command Public AffairsThe Navy General Library Program (NGLP), through a near seven-year partnership with Overdrive, the largest pro vider of eBooks and downloadable audio books to libraries worldwide, now offers more than 50,000 titles through Navy Knowledge Online. The Overdrive service was introduced on NKO in November 2005 when NGLP initiated its first partnership with the eBook/audio book provider and has grown exponentially ever since. We are constantly adding titles, more copies of titles, new content and new services, with a digital library things are very dynamic, allowing us to constant ly build our collection and offer more for our Sailors and their families, said Nellie Moffitt, NGLP director. Currently the program boasts more than 108,000 copies of eBooks and audio books, to include numerous copies of professional reading that support the Navy Professional Reading Program and even classics and popular titles, like the Lord of the Rings series and The Hunger Games. Customers keep the items from seven to thirty days and may have up to ten items checked out at any one time. In fiscal year 2011 more than 62,000 items were checked out, saving Sailors and their families $2.6 million. This program is a great resource that puts books for all ages at your fingertips. I look forward to logging into NKO to download the next book onto my kin dle or iPad, said Lt. Katie Brennan, a Navy pediatric nurse practitioner at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in northern Virginia. There are even special services for children. Preschoolers can have an eBook read to them on their par ents tablet, laptop or PC through the Tumblebooks: eBooks for ekids service. The services for kids are great, I plan on telling parents I see about this pro gram because its so easy, and its a good way to spend time with each other and encourage reading, said Brennan. Weve come a long way since this partnership began, just a few years ago we only had about 8,000 audio books and 400 eBooks available, added Moffitt. Im very happy with where we are now and I only expect this program to grow and grow. Navy Library patrons may register for these services by Logging into NKO at https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil. Click on the Reference heading in the upper left part of the screen. Then click on e-Library audio & ebooks. Once on this NKO page Sailors and their families can explore the array of e-book and audio book services. The Navy General Library Program has existed for nearly a century and is a service of Commander, Navy Installations Command.2012 Summer Reading Program ReleasedFrom Commander, Navy Installations Command Public AffairsNavy General Library Program leaders announced May 25 that registration has begun for a shared summer read ing program that will reach military families in all branches around the globe. Readers of all ages can dig into a wide variety of book choices around the theme Reading Is So Delicious. Most programs will run eight weeks with open enrollment during the summer. Activities will range by location and include everything from Edible Art projects to discussions of books like James and the Giant Peach. Last year we saw a 400 percent increase in par ticipation across the pro gram, and we plan to continue this trend with cre ative programs that con nect with readers of all ages, said Nilya Carrato, Program Assistant, Navy General Library Program. This years theme ties in two great flavors read ing for the fun of it and healthy eating. We want to create and support a bumper crop of voracious readers! Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Summer reading programs can help to offset this loss, because studies also indicate students who read recreationally out-per formed those who dont. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own inter ests. This year marks the third in which 250 base and installation librar ies will participate in the shared summer reading program. Last years pro gram logged more than 10 million minutes spent reading by children and families. Sponsored by the Department of Defense with program content developed by iREAD, the Navy managed initiative; Reading Is So Delicious will reach thousands of families. The theme is brought to life by illus trators Barry Gott, Chris Eliopoulos, Lucy Knisley, and Patrick Girouard. Resource guides for the program were developed by librarians for librarians to motivate children to read. Summer reading pro grams are valuable not only in reducing fall-off in educational attainment over the summer, but as a means for families and children to spend time together, an especially important aspect for military families, Carrato added. For more information on the program, please call Nilya Carrato with the Navy General Library Program at 202-433-0785 or email dodsumread@ navy.mil. 16 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

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