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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com TRICARE Prime Fees To IncreaseFrom TRICARE The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors and uni formed services medically retired service members and their dependents are exempt from annual fee increases. Their enrollment fee is frozen at the rate in effect when they were classified and enrolled in TRICARE Prime. Their fee remains frozen as long as there is no break in their TRICARE Prime enrollment. As always, active duty service members and their families have access to TRICARE Prime with no enroll ment fee. The 2013 fees are based on the cost of living adjust ment retirees received in 2012. The adjustment was applied to the $260 (individual) and $520 (family) 2012 Prime enrollment fees. Because of this, most retirees who were enrolled in Prime prior to Oct. 1, 2011, will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011-levels of $230 and $460 per year. Beneficiaries can opt to pay their enrollment fee monthly, quarterly or annually. Before deciding to pay annually, beneficiaries should keep in mind that in most cases enrollment fees are non-refundable, and Congressional changes to fees in the 2013 budget could occur. For this reason, its recommended that ben eficiaries pay their enrollment fee monthly or quarterly. To learn more about TRICARE Prime enrollment fees, please visit www.tricare.mil/costs. Bataan Hosts NMCC Basketball At MayportFrom Defense Media Activity NavyThe Navy announced July 23 the 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game hosted by the city of Jacksonville, Fla. will be played on board USS Bataan (LHD 5). Additionally, accompanying the Bataan as a representational Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) will be USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). The game, to be played Nov. 9, will feature a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matchup between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. The game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular sea son for both teams and is one of the highlight events of a week in Jacksonville, Fl., honoring mili tary members and their fami lies. The Navy is Americas Away Team; when we are on the job, we operate forward around the globe and often out of sight of the American peo ple, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the Navy, and to join together to honor our veterans and active duty military. This event reaf firms the Navys long-term partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the surround ing community. The Bataan ARG is a repre sentation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be homeported in Happy Birthday, 4th Fleet!-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerCommander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. Fourth Fleet cuts a birthday cake at barbecue celebrating the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet on July 12, 2008. By U.S. Fourth Fleet public affairsCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. Fourth Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F) celebrated the commands fourth birthday with a family-style barbecue at Stark Park on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., July 20. The entire staff and their fami lies were invited to the birthday event organized by the com mands morale, welfare and rec reation committee. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, COMUSNAVSO/C4F announced the winners of the week-long sporting competition, a command t-shirt design contest and awarded two trophies to the command bas ketball team for winning the Naval Station Mayport competition before cutting the official birthday cake. I think everyone enjoyed them selves today and it was nice to take a pause and recognize how far we have come in four years as a fleet command, said Command Master Chief Mauricio Rueda. The combined command was officially reestablished on July 18, 2008 by the then Chief of Naval Teams Compete For All American Platter TitleNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center JacksonvilleIn celebration of sum mer, the Mayport Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) hosted the All American Platter Culinary Competition July 11 at the NAS Jacksonville Flight Line Galley featur ing burgers as the main course. Six teams compet ed in the cook-off show casing their original reci pes. Galleys that partici pated in the bout were Naval Station Mayports Oasis Galley, NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Caf, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), USS Carney (DDG 64), Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Child Street Caf, and USS De Wert (FFG 45). The competition was based on the concept of the all-American sum mer meal with each team providing a burger, a side of baked beans or potato salad, and a veggie bas ket to show off their culi nary prowess. Each team was permitted to bring in a ground meat of their choice, along with their own special ingredients for side items. The final presentation was to be restaurant quality worth $30 to a paying customer. Competition judges included local Executive Chefs David Bearle, First Coast Technical College, and Jean-Stephanie Poinard, Bistro De Leon. In addition to Bearle and Poinard, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head, NAVSUP Director of Food Service Cmdr. Danny King, and CWO5 Todd Grunlien, the officer in charge of NFMT Norfolk, served as judges. Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third place. The highest honor went to NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Caf team, Culinary Specialist (CS) 2nd Class petty offi cers: Nikita Thompson, William Freshwater, Alex Moleon, and Marnika Ash. This team set them selves apart from their competition by being the only team to cre ate an original burger made from something other than the traditional ground beef. Their burg er creation was a lamb burger seasoned with gar lic, minced mushrooms, onions, and fresh herbs, and served inside a gold en baked puff pastry. When asked early in the competition if the Flight Line team had an advan-Photo by Daphne Cassani Prior to serving their plates to the judges, (left to right) CS2 Alex Moleon, CS2 William Freshwater, CS2 Marnika Ash, and CS2 Nikita Thompson display their original lamb burger creation, which was first grilled then wrapped in puff pastry and baked to a golden brown. This platter was the ultimate winner of the All American Platter Competition held July 11 at the NAS Jacksonville Flight Line Caf. See C4F, Page 7 See Basketball, Page 9 See Culinary, Page 3

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.The psalmist tells us, They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mt. Zion which cannot be removed but abides forever. What is trusting in God? It reminds me of the story of a young man that fell off a cliff at night and he grabbed a branch as he was falling. As he was hanging there for dear life, he said to God, God help me and the voice came back saying, Let go my son. So the young man said, What? And the voice came again saying, Let go my son. The man thought about it all night. He was still holding on getting extremely tired by the second, but he decided to hold on and not let go. Soon afterwards day light appeared and the man realized he was only four feet from the ground! It was easier for him to trust to his sight than to an unseen God. Walking by faith is trusting God when we cannot see the light. We must trust God to be that light for us and know that He will not lead us astray. We should never look to the bigness of our circumstances but to the bigness of our God. In this military environ ment we must learn to have confidence in God regardless of the circum stances around us. Like the young man hanging on for dear life, if he had only let go he would have saved himself from a lot of stress, fear, and a great deal of pain. God has been a part of America since its conception and we, as Americans often turn to Him in times of need. The challenge and opportunity before us is to take that trust and apply it to our experienc es in the Navy. Our faith should make a practical difference in how we live and be seen in the day-to-day deci sions we make. What is also of great importance to people of faith is our responsibil ity we have to pray for our leaders and for all those in authority over us. It is ever so easy to second guess those in authority, but how hard it seems to remember to pray for them! Today we have a lot of challenges as a nation and as a Navy. Many in our country are struggling financially, socially, or in any variety of other areas. Our lead ers need wisdom on how to protect our country from the challenges of ter rorism, help us improve our economy, and at the same time maintain our freedoms under the Constitution. When the Bible says, those who trust in God will be as Mt. Zion I believe it is saying that when difficulties come, when trouble comes our way, when the storms of life are raging, we can trust in God. We can let go of the limb and know that He will place our feet on solid ground as we trust in Him. Trusting God Means Letting Go Of FearsLt. Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS STREETOS3 Laquanta George NS Mayport I want a Chief thats motivational and willing to help the people that work under them. AC2 Crystal Parker Air Ops Someone who is dedi cated and loyal to the people they work with. ATAN Nathan Clark FRCSE Det Mayport Lead by example, not be hypocritical. MA2 Kirk Martin Security Better leadership. Just because you get those anchors, youre not all knowing. Learn from a good chief, because youll become a better overall chief. YN2 Robert Stokes C4F Take care of your peo ple and I guess honesty. ENC(SW) Nicholas Mudd USS The Sullivans Honor, Courage and Commitment. Thats easy. Also not being afraid to put everything out there.What qualities do you think make a good Chief Petty Officer? Children are spend ing more of their time online than ever before. During the summer the time online escalates, especially in a home in which both parents work. According to one study, 8-18 year-olds spend an average of 1.5 hours a day using a computer outside of school. How many hours a day this summer are your children surf ing? As use of the Internet and online technologies becomes more a part of our everyday lives, it is important you ensure that your children understand how to use these powerful tools and how to protect themselves from becom ing cyber victims. Children of all ages face online risks, including the following: Inappropriate Contact : Children may come in contact with individuals with malicious or even criminal intent, such as bullies and predators. Inappropriate Content : Children may be exposed to inappropriate content while online, such as violent or sexually explicit material. Inappropriate Conduct: Children have a sense of anonymity while online and may do things that they would not do when face to face with someone. Identify Theft : Because of the perceived sense of anonymity online, children may post personal or identifying information which can then be used by identity thieves. How do I keep my chil dren safe? There are steps parents can take to help keep children safe on-line: Computer Location : Keep your computer in a central and open location in your home. Supervise Access : Supervise your childs computer access and monitor the types of sites visited. Consider using parental control tools on your home computer. These tools are provided by some Internet Service Providers or are avail able for purchase as a separate software pack age. You may be able to set some parental controls within your browser. As an example, in Internet Explorer click on Tools on your menu bar, select Internet Options, choose the Content tab, and click the Enable button under Content Advisor. (For other browsers, contact the vendor to determine what parental controls are included.) Establish Rules : Create guidelines for your childs computer use, including the amount of time which may be spent online and the type of sites which may be visit ed. Post these rules near the computer. Personal Information: Teach your children not to post or share personal information such as their photo graphs, addresses, ages or activity schedules. Create a safe screen name which does not reveal personal information about your child. Web Filtering : Use web filtering software which restricts access to inappropriate websites and content. *Communication: Maintain an open line of communication. Encourage your children to come to you if they feel threatened online. Cyberbullying: Teach children not to respond to cyberbullies. Report inci dents of cyberbullying to school administrators and local law enforcement when appropriate. Here are two great websites focused on protect ing children online. Use these to educate your children about the vari ous aspects of cyberbul lying or just all around online safety. NET CETERA : Chatting with Kids About Being Online: http://www.ftc.gov/ bcp/edu/pubs/consum er/tech/tec04.pdf *Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz. org/index.aspx Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One.Are Your Kids Surfing the Waves or the Net?Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer Knowing Serving those who serve our country.Catholic Charities USAA CFC participant. Provided as a public service1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org Chapel Holds VBS Beach BashFrom Mayport ChapelCome and join Naval Station Mayport Chapel for SonSurf Beach Bash VBS from Aug. 6-10 for children 4 years old thru sixth grade. Children will gather each day in the main chapel at 8:30 a.m. with songs and skits. The day will be filled traveling to different centers where they will sing songs, watch skits, create crafts, play games and make new friendsEach day ends with activities and pick-up in the main Chapel at 11:30 a.m. On Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m., there will be a perfor mance by the campers for their families followed by a luncheon. Come by the Chapel during normal working hours to register or call 270-5212 for further informa tion. 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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NEX Mayport Is 2011 Bingham Runner UpFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has announced its Bingham Award winners for 2011 and NS Mayport is run ner up in the Sales $3-$85 million category with the winner Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. Winners of the Bingham Award are those NEXs that showed supe rior performance over the past year in service to Sailors and their families. Being a Bingham win ner or runner-up is more than just a one day rec ognition, it serves as a benchmark for other NEXs across the enter prise to emulate, said Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). The men and women who wear the cloth of our nation, and their families, are truly the ones who benefit from the great level of customer service these NEXs deliver each and every day! And in the end, thats what really counts! Congratulations to all NEX managers and associates who worked so very hard to achieve this prestigious award. The Bingham Award Program was established in 1979 to recognize excellence in customer service, operations and management at NEX activities. The award is named after the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy Reserve. Bingham was the Chief Executive Officer of the R.H. Macys company and was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy in 1946 to lead an advi sory board for the estab lishment of the Navy Exchange. The Bingham Awards will be presented during local ceremonies to be determined at a later date. -Photo by FC2 Robert LeonardNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and NEX Mayport Manager Bill Hockenbury present a check for a $5,000 savings bond to Emily Giacchetto after she won a drawing as part of the NEXs A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times a year, NEX offers eligible full-time students with a B-grade point average or better the chance to enter a drawing to win a savings bond for their good grades.NEX Pays For Good Gradestage because they were cooking in their own gal ley, Moleon replied, No, as long you can cook, youre good. USS Carney team of three, which includ ed Culinary Specialist 1st Class Keith Combo, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Katherine Ledford, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Rene Millington, won second place with their Roasted Jalapeno Cheddar Burger. The Oasis Galley team, which included Milliken Wayne Rickerson, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Yara Mack, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jose Villafane, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Terri Crump, took third place with their Seven Seas Bourbon Cheeseburger. Both spectators and competitors enjoyed this burger showdown, and the culinary specialists particularly relished the opportunity to display their skills. The purpose of these competitions is to keep CSs savvy in their scratch cooking skills, and to show everyone that they dont just heat things up, Master Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Carter, NFMT Mayports officer in charge said, They can cook! NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville, one of seven fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides opera tional logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other Joint and Allied Forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods move ment support, postal and consolidated mail, ware housing, global logistics and husbanding, haz ardous material management, and integrated logistics support. NAVSUP GLS compris es more than 5,700 mili tary and civilian logistics professionals, contrac tors and foreign nation als operating as a single cohesive team provid ing an array of integrated global logistics and con tracting services from 110 locations worldwide to Navy and Joint operation al units across all warfare enterprises. From Page 1Culinary THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 USS Simpson Returns From African Partnership Station 2012 Deployment USS Simpson Public AffairsUSS Simpson, under the leadership of Commanding Officer Cmdr. L. H. Milliken, suc cessfully met all opera tional requirements dur ing its 6-month deploy ment to the African Command Area of Responsibility and is now transiting west to their homeport of Mayport, FL. During their time work ing for Commander Sixth Fleet/ Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) they completed three major multi-national training exercises: Obangame, Saharan and Phoenix express, and three African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) missions with the host nations of Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, and Senegal and The Gambia. Additionally, Simpson volunteered for 5 Community Relation projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Cape Verde. This deployment has been a great success and Simpson and her Sailors excelled in every mission area, Milliken said. We can leave the [area of responsibility] with our heads held high. Simpson deployed on Jan. 17 and transited to Funchal, Portugal for a brief fuel stop before a liberty stop in Rota, Spain. Following that, the opera tional mission began off the West Coast of Africa. They stopped in Casablanca, Morocco for a Theater Security Cooperation event, including a series of office calls with military and political leaders. They also held a recep tion for several dignitaries and picked up 12 Africa Partnership Station rid ers that would be on board for the next month. The ship continued south, stopping in Dakar, Senegal, and then entered the Gulf of Guinea where they would spend the next month and a half. During that time Simpson visited Tema, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria and hold ing receptions in each port plus making office calls to visit military and political leaders and con ducting training on board for the Nigerian and Ghanaian Navies in dam age control, first aid, and VBSS tactics/procedures. Following the crucial port time required in build -Photos by Paige GnannDamage Controlman 1st Class (SW) Gerald Benno holds his son, 2 year old David, as he reunites with his wife, Andrea, after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS Simpson (FFG 56). Operations Specialist 3rd Class Corey Vets says hello to his 9-month-old daughter, Fiona, and wife, Bianca, after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS Simpson. Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Ashley Ontiveros holds his 2-year-old son, Andrew. Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Ruben Rodriguez gets warm welcomes from his sons Santiago, 4, and Ruben, 6, and wife, Silvia after returning home with USS Simpson on July 17. Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) (SW) Courtney Haugabook gets a welcome home kiss from his wife, Shantel. Chief Quartermaster Cleveland Gray gets big hugs from his daughters Abigail, 9, and Isabel, 4, as Ashley, 6, waits her turn to welcome her father home.See Simpson, Page 5 Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Sean Joker gets the first kiss from wife Sonia. Electricians Mate 3rd Class(SW) Dean Mazur gets first hug from wife Kim.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 5 Chief Logistics Specialist (SW) Shane Neuhaus reunites with his family during USS Simpsons homecoming on July 17. New dad Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Moore is greeted by his wife and new daughter. New dad Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Moore is greeted by his wife and new daughter.ing relationships with the host nations, Simpson executed Obangame Express. Nine nations includ ing Nigeria, Ghana, The Congo, and Togo sent liai son officers to five foreign naval warships. The main goal of the exercise was enhancing proficiency of the partner nations in areas such as conducting at-sea boardings of fish ing vessels. After fulfilling all mission requirements in the Gulf of Guinea, Simpson addressed the problem of a large pop ulation of slimy polly wogs embarked on board and steered the ship towards Davy Jones terri tory by the equator. The ship crossed at 0 00 00 N, 0 00 00 E and cleansed this disturbing amount of pollywogs and emerged with 144 brandnew Emerald Shellbacks. Included in this number of new trusty Shell Backs were several African Ship Riders that partook in the unique naval tradition. Moving north, Simpson embarked a board ing team from Sierra Leone and assisted in the deployments first AMLEP operation. During this mission, the ship covered 153,600 square nautical miles, complet ing 31 boardings result ing in more than $900,000 in fines, the seizing of five vessels and 310 tons of illegal catch and 22 arrests. After the completion of Cape Verde AMLEP, Simpson participated in Saharan Express with sev eral African nations, con ducting further training in VBSS tactics to help these countries protect their economic waters. The ship proceeded up to the Mediterranean for some well deserved R&R and more partnership in training. In Souda Bay, Crete, the ships VBSS team supported a 10-day land based training of boarding techniques with several nations at the NATO MIO Training center before departing to participate in the multinational Phoenix Express. This exercise included five days of boardings, for mation steaming, photo exercises and underway replenishment training with the assistance of the Fleet Oiler Kanawha. Simpson travelled to Augusta Bay and Naples, Italy before proceed ing back down the West Coast of Africa. The last operational require ment for Simpson was the joint AMLEP with the nations of Senegal and The Gambia. This mis sion featured boarding teams from both nations along with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment embarked for 15 days. Simpson completed one last port call to Dakar, Senegal before arriving in Mindelo, Cape Verde to starting their transit home. From Page 4Simpson Allie Rooney, Ambrey Derber and Laura Bylls get emo tional as they see USS Simpson pull pierside July 17. A Sailor waves to his friends and family waiting on the pier at Naval Station Mayport as he returns after a sixmonth deployment aboard USS Simpson. Big sister Alex Johnson, 7, helps her brother Zander, 4, find their father, Yeoman 3rd Class Ronnie Johnston, on USS Simpson as the ship pulls pierside. Friends and family members of USS Simpson wave and yell to their Sailors as USS Simpson pulls into port on July 17 after a six-month deployment. USS Simpson Sailors wait to disembark and reunite with their families pierside as other families board the ship to locate their Sailors during the ships homecoming on July 17.

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USS Nicholas Offloads 4 Tons Of Drugs At MayportFrom U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsOliver Hazard Perryclass guided missile frig ate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) delivered more than four tons of cocaine and marijuana to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., seized from drug interdictions conducted in support of Operation Martillo, July 17. Crew members offload ed approximately 3,408 kilograms (7,500 pounds) of cocaine, and 109 kilo grams (239 pounds) of marijuana, with an esti mated wholesale value of more than $93 million. The amount of cocaine seized was enough for 7.2 million doses, each dose approximately the same size as a sugar packet. USS Nicholas is return ing to port after a 175-day deployment supporting counter illicit traffick ing operations aimed at disrupting transnational organized crime and keeping drugs off the streets. With the help of some partners in the region we accomplished what we set out to do; disrupt the drug trade, said Cmdr. Stephen Fuller, USS Nicholas commanding officer. Interdictions are challenging, but with the help of other naval units, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the part ner nation navies, we executed a successful deploy ment. During the deployment, Nicholas with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted a combination of six disruptions and interdictions while in the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific coast al waters of South and Central America. Also during the deploy ment, Nicholas tran sited the Panama Canal twice, conducted pass ing exercises and an officer exchange with the Colombian Navy, certified 22 pilots through Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Detachment 9, four underway replenishments with a Chilean oiler, celebrated the anniversary of the War of 1812, and a Crossing the Line cer emony when the ship crossed the equator. U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, U.S. mili tary and patrol aircraft from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, along with the support of allied and partner nation (PN) forc es assisted with patrolling coastal regions from Colombia to Mexico to detect and monitor illicit traffic in order to cue and support PNs and U.S. interagency interdiction efforts. Patrol airplanes from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 77 (VAW-77), Patrol Squadron Eight (VP8) operating from El Salvador and U.S. Customs and Border Protection long range patrol aircraft operating from Jacksonville, Fla. And Corpus Christi, Tex., use sophisticated sensors to detect suspicious ves sels and coordinate inter dictions by the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and partner nations patrolling the region. More than 80 percent of the narcotics enter ing Central America and largely transiting through Mexico on their way to U.S. markets enter via maritime littoral routes, with the main conveyance being go-fast boats. By teaming up with regional partner nations and allied forces to scru tinize the littorals, trans national organized crime networks will be denied those routes. -Photo by MC1 Toiete JacksonMore than 7,500 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana recovered from drug interdictions in support of Operation Martillo arrives at Naval Station Mayport aboard the guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) for offload. Operation Martillo (Spanish for 'hammer') is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and is responsible for U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and subma rines operating in the Caribbean and Atlantic and Pacific Oceans around Central and South America The reestablish ment of the Fourth Fleet in 2008 was a clear indication of the immense importance of maritime secu rity in the southern part of the Western Hemisphere, and sends a strong sig nal of partnership to the civil and military maritime services in Central and Latin America, said Harris. U.S. 4th Fleet was originally established in 1943 as one of the original numbered fleets, and was given a specific mission. During World War II, the U.S. needed a command in charge of protecting against raiders, blockade runners and enemy sub marines in the South Atlantic. U.S. 4th Fleet was disestablished in 1950 when U.S. 2nd Fleet took over its responsibilities. (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military operations by provid ing principally seabased, forward pres ence to ensure free dom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relation ships with interna tional partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, sta bility, and prosper ity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. For more infor mation, visit www. public.navy.mil/ comusnavso-c4f on Facebook at www. facebook.com/ NAVSOUS4thflt or on Twitter at www.twit ter.com/navsous4th flt For more news from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet, visit www.navy. mil/local/cusns/.From Page 1C4F -Photos by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerInformation Technician Seaman Chad Reed tosses a beanbag while playing a game at a birthday barbecue party at Stark Park celebrating the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet July 20. U.S. Fourth Fleet was stood up on July 12, 2012 in Mayport. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Petergay Sterling (left), Information Technician 2nd Class Faith Goodwin and Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Mandi Sneyd are the offi cial barbecue divas at a birthday party at Stark Park for the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment U.S. Fourth Fleet July 20. Information Technician 2nd Class Matthew Henderson (left) is served a hotdog by Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Brennan during a birthday barbecue celebrating the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet on July 12, 2008. Children of U.S. Forth Fleet staff enjoy a bounce tent at a birthday barbecue party for U.S Fourth Fleet July 20. The Command was reinstated on July 12, 2008 and is responsible for U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and submarines operating in the Caribbean, and Atlantic and Pacific Oceans around Central and South America. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 7

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July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. 270-7205 June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. Aug. 1: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Aug. 1: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 Aug. 3: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 3: Caribbean Nights Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Reggae Band Sugar Bear. Food, giveaways, beverage specials and more. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 4: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 7: Mens Summer Basketball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 7: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Aug. 8: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 Aug. 8: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Aug. 10: Summer Swim Lesson Session V Begins Registration is Aug 3 & 4 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. Aug. 10: Beach Blanket Bingo. 12:15 pm at Beachside Bingo. Wear your sun hats and shades; dig in the sand for priz es, double payouts on all hard cards, free hot dogs and chips and more. 2707204 Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 11: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 Aug. 14: Go the Distance 10K Run/ 5K Walk. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Aug. 14: Mens Summer Softball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 15: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 Aug. 15: 12 Signs Astrology Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. MWRJune 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Summer Swim Lesson Session V Begins. Registration is Aug 3 & 4 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. Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 24: Outdoor MoviesPirates: Band of Misfits (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 31: Outdoor MoviesThe Avengers (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 KID 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Mayport, Fla., beginning the last quarter of calen dar year 2013. By serv ing as the homeport for an ARG, Mayport will be home to 2,000 additional Sailors and their families, and sustain the areas ship repair facilities, local ship maintenance expertise and the industrial base. The Navy received a formal proposal from the mayor of Jacksonville, May 9. After a series of discussions, all parties came to a final agreement that worked well for the city of Jacksonville and the Department of the Navy. Decisions about pre game activities, ticket dis tribution and seating con figuration have yet to be finalized. For more information about USS Bataan, go to: http://www.bataan.navy. mil/ For more infor mation about USS Mesa Verde, go to: http://www. mesa-verde.navy.mil/ For more information about USS Carter Hall, go to: http://www.carterhall.navy.mil/. 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. July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. 270-7205 July 26: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. Gator Country Night! FREE. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 28: Riverside Arts Market. Food, music & more. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation Only. July 29: Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. July 31: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 1: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Aug. 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Aug. 2: Adventure Landing. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 3: WWE Raw World Tour Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE Aug. 3: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 3: Caribbean Nights Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Reggae Band Sugar Bear. Food, give aways, beverage specials and more. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 4: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 4: Riverside Arts Market. Food, music & more. Van departs 10 a.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 5: Buffalo Wild Wings Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. Aug 6: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 7: Mens Summer Basketball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 8: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 Aug. 8: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Aug. 9: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline Aug. 8. FREE Aug. 10: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants Football. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Cost $8. Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 11: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 Aug. 12: Ichnetucknee Tubing Trip. Van departs 7 a.m. Cost $10. Aug. 13: Pinewood Derby Registration. All Day at the Liberty Center. LIBERTYFrom Page 1Basketball C4F, Harbor Ops Split Championships -Photo by Rita HammerstadThroughout the Basketball season 4th Fleet (C4F) has been the team to beat. The C4F team broke loose and dominated the courts each week for 16 weeks. The team took the League Championship with a 19-0 undefeated season. The C4F team seemed untouchable. Throughout the season teams made requests to play C4F in the hopes of giving them a loss but it wasnt until the playoffs that they were caught off guard and beaten. The Harbor Ops FAB 5 were exactly that fabulous during the Playoffs. FAB 5 took out the Coast Guard then USS Carney leaving the only team C4F between them and the Playoff Championship. Both teams battled hard in the finals keeping it tight until the last few minutes of the game when FAB 5 made their fast break and took control of the game giving C4F their first loss and FAB 5 the Playoff Championship. The meeting for the Summer Basketball season is Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in the gym. For more information on how you can get your command involved contact Rita at 904-270-5451. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 9

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FRG Sends Care Packages To USS Vicksburg SailorsEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) raffled care packages sent by the Family Readiness Group (FRG) July 19. Twenty-five boxes filled with gifts ranging from $15 to $130, donated by spouses of the crew and the Family Readiness Group (FRG), were raffled to Sailors to raise money for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) homecoming celebration for Vicksburg later this year. It was a great morale booster for the crew, said Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Jay R. Hill, who won two boxes after purchasing 60 tickets in the raffle. I was excited to see what was in all the boxes. They turned it into a major event and it was good to see such a big turnout. Hill was one of several Sailors who ended up winning more than one care package. I cant believe I won two boxes, said Hill. I got exactly what I wanted in my boxes. Hills boxes were filled with snacks and movies. Sailors who won multiple boxes shared the wealth. Capt. Logan Jones, com manding officer of Vicksburg, won two boxes and gave both away to his crew. I gave one of my boxes away so a shipmate could give it to his wife, said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Eric F. Woodruff, who won three boxes after purchasing 25 tickets. I was surprised to have won one box, let alone three, said Woodruff. I mostly got what I wanted, but one of the boxes was clearly meant for females, so I gave it away. Woodruffs boxes were filled with energy drinks, snacks and a beauty kit. The opening of the gift boxes was an enter taining event for the crew, but the reason for the raf fle was to raise money for a homecoming ceremony for Vicksburg. We raised $1,818 from the raffle, said Chief Master-at-Arms (SW/AW) Dennis Mattingly, who was one of the Sailors in charge of the event. We are looking forward to a big homecoming. Its nice that the [FRG] is doing all of this to keep the troops entertained. We really do appreciate all the support we get from our spouses and loved ones. 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. -Photos by MC2 Nick ScottU.S. Navy Sailors store supplies during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) aboard guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conducted a simultaneous RAS with Vicksburg and aircraft-carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), background. Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Jamie Johnson transfers supplies for storage during a replenish ment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 11

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Coast Guard Mayport Rescues Five From Nassau SoundFrom U.S. Coast GuardFive boaters are safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., rescued them after their boat drift ed aground Friday morn ing, in Nassau Sound about one mile east of the Heckscher Drive Bridge. The captain of the 115-foot fishing vessel, Amazing Grace, notified Coast Guard operation al watchstanders from Sector Jacksonville via VH-FM radio channel 16 at 6:47 a.m., that while the crew was asleep the vessel had drifted aground and began taking on water. A Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew arrived on scene at approximately 7 a.m. Since the area was too shallow for the RB-M crew to come alongside the fishing vessel, the Coast Guardsmen passed a de-watering pump to the crew of the Amazing Grace. After the pumps could not keep up with the flooding, the five boat ers abandoned the vessel, donned their life jack ets and with the help of Nassau County Sherriffs Office, were transferred aboard the Coast Guard RB-M. The boaters were trans ported to Station Mayport with no injuries reported. Nassau Sound is a notoriously shallow area, and we respond to grounded vessels there often, said Petty Officer Stephan McClellan, the coxswain of the RB-M. All boaters should have navi gational awareness before taking their vessel out and refer to nautical charts for water depths and known hazards. The names of the boat ers are not being released. There are no reports of pollution and the vessels owner is working with a commercial salvage com pany to recover the vessel.-Photo by Fireman Apprentice Samantha Green Five boaters are safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., rescued them after their boat drifted aground Friday morning, one-mile east of the Nassau Sound Bridge. With the help of Nassau County Sherriffs Office, the boaters were transferred aboard the Coast Guard RB-M. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 13

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USS Underwood Resupplies In GTMO, Prepares For Operation MartilloUSS UnderwoodThe guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) arrived at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba to resupply and embark a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) for Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) opera tions July 18. The efforts are in sup port of Operation Martillo and Southern Seas in the Caribbean Sea, and the arrival provided a vari ety of opportunities for Underwood and her crew while in a Navy port. GTMO is extremely important to the U.S. Navy, especially while were operating down in Fourth Fleet, said Underwoods Command Master Chief (SW) Michael Bates. We can accomplish some things we havent been able to do since we left Mayport, like use a gun range. Were getting over 60 Sailors qualified on the M-16, M-9, and shot gun qualifications to include low-light, which is almost impossible to do while at sea. Underwood made good use of Guantanamo Bays logistics support to the fleet, such as taking on high quality fuel and much needed stores. Were getting refu eled while were here, said Bates. The pier ser vices are outstanding; theyre a lot better than a lot of the countries we go to. Here we can also get supplies equal to those in the mainland U.S., send off and receive mail and we can get impor tant parts that we need. GTMO is very strategic in See Underwood, Page 15 -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSailors man the rails on the focsle as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. -Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulBoatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov secures the accommodation ladder on the port side of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) as the ship departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sailors heave in a mooring line aboard Underwood as the ship departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Boatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov secures the accommodation ladder on the port side of Underwood. Seaman Jonathan Howard (left) displays the chocks and chains from an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSL-48 to the landing signalman enlisted, Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Guanqun Sun, aboard USS Underwood during flight quarters. 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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our operations down in South America and the Caribbean and its a great mid-deployment stop for the ship. Underwood Sailors took care of medical and den tal requirements while in Guantanamo Bay. Having that option helps us, the corpsman, keep the medical readi ness of Underwood at 100 percent, said Hospital Corpsman First Class Joseph Swanson, who is stationed aboard Underwood. Were hav ing expiring dental exams and expiring audiograms taken care of while were here. Were able to keep the crews medical readi ness at 100 percent and we can catch things early as far as hearing loss and dental problems. We can get them taken care of now and be fully ready to complete our deploy ment. Before getting under way, Underwood embarked U.S. Coast Guard LEDET, based in San Diego, to assist in the next phase of deployment, Operation Martillo, which focuses on countertransnational organized crime (C-TOC). Well be conducting counter-drug operations in the Caribbean, said Lt. (j.g.) Eric C. Watkins, officer in charge of LEDET 107. Whats unique about our team is that the Navy doesnt have the authority to enforce domestic law, so we, the Coast Guard, come aboard and provide law enforcement when we conduct boardings and interdictions. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea in support of Southern Seas 2012 and attached to U.S. Fourth Fleet. COMUSNAVSO/ COMFOURTHFLT sup ports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.From Page 1Underwood -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsNavy Career Counselor 1st Class (SW) Robert Ehrhart carries a fire extinguisher to the flight deck as he stands by as an emergency fire fighter during flight quarters aboard Underwood.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsFire Controlman 1st Class (SW) Dennis Fairbanks (right) waits to pass a MK 75 76mm cartridge to Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Matthew Matczak during an ammunition transfer aboard Underwood.-Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulSeaman Damon Davis fires an M16 rifle during a small arms qualification at a gun range on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 15

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Hu City Enjoys Stop Along RivieraUSS Hu City Public AffairsUSS Hu City (CG 66) visited Cannes, France, for her first port-of-call during her 2012-2013 deployment with the Eisenhower Strike Group. Hu City Sailors had the opportunity to go wine tasting, visit the Rivieras fine beaches, and even toboggan down the slopes of the Alps. The MWR tour to Nice [a nearby city in the Riviera] was maybe the best Ive ever had, said Chief Gunners Mate Joseph McLendon. And Im sure my wife will enjoy the fine bottle of wine I bought for her as a present. The food was good, the people were friendlythis was a great port! added Lt. Ryan Culbertson of the HSL-48 Air Detachment. Hu City also went to great lengths to integrate with the local popu lace during its visit. On Independence Day, a hol iday celebrated in Cannes as well, several Hu City Sailors attended a cer emony honoring the crew of a B-24 bomber which was shot down near the town during the Allies efforts to liberate France from Nazi German occu pation. Among the speak ers was Rear Adm. John Sadler, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve Europe. His speech emphasized the com monalities between the United States and France. The United States likely would not have won its independence without French help, he claimed, and, likewise, we re-paid the favor by fighting for freedom against Nazi tyr annylife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights recognized by both of our great nations. Later that day, the ship invited local members of the Navy League, several European military offi cers, and local dignitaries to the ship for dinner and cocktails. All the attend ees thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The ships hospital ity was truly exceptional! exclaimed Michele Felizzola, a local hus banding agent. I had a great time, and the crew was incredibly friendly. It was an honor to be here, said Dr. Tran Huu Tri, a former resident of Hue who fled Vietnam fol lowing the war and joined the French Army. The French Riviera is not a bad choice for a ships first liberty port in two years. Hu City Sailors received some well-deserved rest and relaxation, and interac tion with the locals cer tainly left a good impression of the ship and the U.S. Navy. Cannes was one of the best ports Ive ever visit ed, claimed Electricians Mate 2nd Class Richard Bradley. Few aboard Hu City would disagree. -Photo by MCSN Darien KenneyDr. Tran with several Hu City officers. Dr. Tran, a Vietnamese refugee who joined the French army, grew up in Hue, the site of the battle after which the ship is named.Haly BMC Foster Retires USS Halyburton PAOOn July 6, Halyburton said her farewells to Chief Boatswains Mate Timothy Foster. Enlisting in 1989, he is retiring after 23 years of dedicat ed Naval service. Held at the Naval Station Mayport Chapel, Foster was joined by his family, friends, and the Halyburton crew. The ceremony began with the benediction pro vided by Fosters home town pastor, Reverend Alvin Green of Columbus, Georgia. The Halyburton crew presented Foster a shadow box that displays his accomplishments throughout his military career. His son, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Kedric Foster was also in attendance to pass to his father the U.S. flag, which has been flown over Naval Station Mayport. His positive impact in the workplace through seasoned professional guidance has helped develop junior Sailors into mature petty officers and junior officers into profes sional mariners. We call each other brother in the Chiefs Mess and I am proud that Ive had the oppor tunity to get to know Tim. He truly was my brother and he will surely be missed, said Senior Chief Quartermaster Randal King. 16 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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FFSC Workshops Support Sailors, FamiliesFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women FFSC Room 702 July 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips several 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 interact with other children their childs age. All children age four and below are invited to attend. July 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barri ers to effective communication. July 31, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building 1 Room 104 July 31, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Saturday, July 28 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Pepsico present the 5th Annual Wal-Mart Back to School Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing. Free backpacks will be distributed while supplies last. Dozens of vendors will give away over 100,000 additional free school supplies and live entertainment will take place on the riverfront stage throughout the event. Wal-Marts opti cal staff will provide free vision screenings to all children and will assist in providing glasses for those who need them. Other activities and events include PepsiCo sampling stations, fashion shows, dance perfor mances, balloon animals and more. Entrance and all activ ities are free and open to the public. Join all kinds of watercraft for the Aquapalooza on-thewater event and concert at Fort George Island on from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aquapalooza is about boating, great music, fun and togetherness with fam ily and friends. The event is for all who love life on the water. Aquapalooza is a free event but boaters are encouraged to register at www.aquapalooza. com or http://www.marinemax. com and go to the events page for some free giveaways. For more information, check out the MarineMax Jacksonville Facebook page at http:// www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=100000100608104. Saturday, Aug. 4 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for an intriguing presentation and gain insight into the spi ders world. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars and SMG are working together to host the 2nd Annual 5K Stadium Challenge, a fundraising event with proceeds benefit ting the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and 1st Place Sports Running Club, both organizations devoted to sup porting Duval County youth programs. The 5K Stadium Challenge will take place in the evening under the lights at EverBank Field. 1st Place Sports will manage the event with a unique course both inside and outside the stadium. The run will include all seven levels of EverBank Field and is fit for all ages complete with a Fun Run and walking courses. To regis ter and obtain full details visit www.1stplacesports.com. Saturday, Aug. 11 Christ United Methodist Church invites the communi ty to an old-fashioned fish fry, hosted by the United Methodist Men. Dinners will include fish, hush puppies and all the trim mings, all for only $7 for adults and $4 for children. Meet us in Wilson Hall of the church at 4 p.m. at 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach to reel yours in! Need info? Call the church at 249-5370. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the impor tance of these creatures. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Aug. 18 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. and discover the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands like those of the Talbot Islands State Parks complex. This ranger-guided hike along the salt marsh will help point out why these areas are one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth, the many roles the salt marsh plays, the plant and animal life found in this natu ral community, and the impacts humans have on this system. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Aug. 25 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undevel oped barrier islands of north east Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Sept. 8 Join Wounded Warrior ProjectTM(WWP) for the WWP 8K Run in Jacksonville. Activities begin at 7 a.m. and a race start time of 9 a.m. at the Jacksonville Landing to help honor and empower our nations Wounded Warriors. Race proceeds support the free programs WWP offers wounded service members nationwide. Advance registration is $25 (includes race day number, timing, and post-race festivities) and each runner must raise a minimum of $99. Top finisher awards and additional race-day options are available. Visit http://www. woundedwarriorproject.org/ wwp-8k-runs.aspx to register.Out in Town Joining The Team-Photo by BM3 Ashley MonroeNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief Bob White, left, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, right, join the new Ombudsman graduates and their command representatives for a photo after they completed Ombudsman training with Fleet and Family Support Group. The new graduates are Caroline Addicott, Tiffany Googin, Stefanie Sanders and Muffin Hein. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 17



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com TRICARE Prime Fees To IncreaseFrom TRICARE The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors and uniformed services medically retired service members and their dependents are exempt from annual fee increases. Their enrollment fee is frozen at the rate in effect when they were classified and enrolled in TRICARE Prime. Their fee remains frozen as long as there is no break in their TRICARE Prime enrollment. As always, active duty service members and their families have access to TRICARE Prime with no enrollment fee. The 2013 fees are based on the cost of living adjustment retirees received in 2012. The adjustment was applied to the $260 (individual) and $520 (family) 2012 Prime enrollment fees. Because of this, most retirees who were enrolled in Prime prior to Oct. 1, 2011, will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011-levels of $230 and $460 per year. Beneficiaries can opt to pay their enrollment fee monthly, quarterly or annually. Before deciding to pay annually, beneficiaries should keep in mind that in most cases enrollment fees are non-refundable, and Congressional changes to fees in the 2013 budget could occur. For this reason, its recommended that ben eficiaries pay their enrollment fee monthly or quarterly. To learn more about TRICARE Prime enrollment fees, please visit www.tricare.mil/costs. Bataan Hosts NMCC Basketball At MayportFrom Defense Media Activity NavyThe Navy announced July 23 the 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game hosted by the city of Jacksonville, Fla. will be played on board USS Bataan (LHD 5). Additionally, accompanying the Bataan as a representational Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) will be USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). The game, to be played Nov. 9, will feature a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matchup between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. The game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular sea son for both teams and is one of the highlight events of a week in Jacksonville, Fl., honoring mili tary members and their fami lies. The Navy is Americas Away Team; when we are on the job, we operate forward around the globe and often out of sight of the American peo ple, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the Navy, and to join together to honor our veterans and active duty military. This event reaf firms the Navys long-term partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the surround ing community. The Bataan ARG is a repre sentation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be homeported in Happy Birthday, 4th Fleet!-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerCommander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. Fourth Fleet cuts a birthday cake at barbecue celebrating the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet on July 12, 2008. By U.S. Fourth Fleet public affairsCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. Fourth Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F) celebrated the commands fourth birthday with a family-style barbecue at Stark Park on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., July 20. The entire staff and their fami lies were invited to the birthday event organized by the com mands morale, welfare and rec reation committee. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, COMUSNAVSO/C4F announced the winners of the week-long sporting competition, a command t-shirt design contest and awarded two trophies to the command basketball team for winning the Naval Station Mayport competition before cutting the official birthday cake. I think everyone enjoyed themselves today and it was nice to take a pause and recognize how far we have come in four years as a fleet command, said Command Master Chief Mauricio Rueda. The combined command was officially reestablished on July 18, 2008 by the then Chief of Naval Teams Compete For All American Platter TitleNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center JacksonvilleIn celebration of sum mer, the Mayport Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) hosted the All American Platter Culinary Competition July 11 at the NAS Jacksonville Flight Line Galley featur ing burgers as the main course. Six teams competed in the cook-off show casing their original reci pes. Galleys that partici pated in the bout were Naval Station Mayports Oasis Galley, NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Caf, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), USS Carney (DDG 64), Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Child Street Caf, and USS De Wert (FFG 45). The competition was based on the concept of the all-American sum mer meal with each team providing a burger, a side of baked beans or potato salad, and a veggie bas ket to show off their culinary prowess. Each team was permitted to bring in a ground meat of their choice, along with their own special ingredients for side items. The final presentation was to be restaurant quality worth $30 to a paying customer. Competition judges included local Executive Chefs David Bearle, First Coast Technical College, and Jean-Stephanie Poinard, Bistro De Leon. In addition to Bearle and Poinard, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head, NAVSUP Director of Food Service Cmdr. Danny King, and CWO5 Todd Grunlien, the officer in charge of NFMT Norfolk, served as judges. Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third place. The highest honor went to NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Caf team, Culinary Specialist (CS) 2nd Class petty offi cers: Nikita Thompson, William Freshwater, Alex Moleon, and Marnika Ash. This team set them selves apart from their competition by being the only team to cre ate an original burger made from something other than the traditional ground beef. Their burg er creation was a lamb burger seasoned with garlic, minced mushrooms, onions, and fresh herbs, and served inside a gold en baked puff pastry. When asked early in the competition if the Flight Line team had an advan-Photo by Daphne Cassani Prior to serving their plates to the judges, (left to right) CS2 Alex Moleon, CS2 William Freshwater, CS2 Marnika Ash, and CS2 Nikita Thompson display their original lamb burger creation, which was first grilled then wrapped in puff pastry and baked to a golden brown. This platter was the ultimate winner of the All American Platter Competition held July 11 at the NAS Jacksonville Flight Line Caf. See C4F, Page 7 See Basketball, Page 9 See Culinary, Page 3

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.The psalmist tells us, They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mt. Zion which cannot be removed but abides forever. What is trusting in God? It reminds me of the story of a young man that fell off a cliff at night and he grabbed a branch as he was falling. As he was hanging there for dear life, he said to God, God help me and the voice came back saying, Let go my son. So the young man said, What? And the voice came again saying, Let go my son. The man thought about it all night. He was still holding on getting extremely tired by the second, but he decided to hold on and not let go. Soon afterwards day light appeared and the man realized he was only four feet from the ground! It was easier for him to trust to his sight than to an unseen God. Walking by faith is trusting God when we cannot see the light. We must trust God to be that light for us and know that He will not lead us astray. We should never look to the bigness of our circumstances but to the bigness of our God. In this military environment we must learn to have confidence in God regardless of the circum stances around us. Like the young man hanging on for dear life, if he had only let go he would have saved himself from a lot of stress, fear, and a great deal of pain. God has been a part of America since its conception and we, as Americans often turn to Him in times of need. The challenge and opportunity before us is to take that trust and apply it to our experiences in the Navy. Our faith should make a practical difference in how we live and be seen in the day-to-day deci sions we make. What is also of great importance to people of faith is our responsibil ity we have to pray for our leaders and for all those in authority over us. It is ever so easy to second guess those in authority, but how hard it seems to remember to pray for them! Today we have a lot of challenges as a nation and as a Navy. Many in our country are struggling financially, socially, or in any variety of other areas. Our lead ers need wisdom on how to protect our country from the challenges of terrorism, help us improve our economy, and at the same time maintain our freedoms under the Constitution. When the Bible says, those who trust in God will be as Mt. Zion I believe it is saying that when difficulties come, when trouble comes our way, when the storms of life are raging, we can trust in God. We can let go of the limb and know that He will place our feet on solid ground as we trust in Him. Trusting God Means Letting Go Of FearsLt. Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS STREETOS3 Laquanta George NS Mayport I want a Chief thats motivational and willing to help the people that work under them. AC2 Crystal Parker Air Ops Someone who is dedi cated and loyal to the people they work with. ATAN Nathan Clark FRCSE Det Mayport Lead by example, not be hypocritical. MA2 Kirk Martin Security Better leadership. Just because you get those anchors, youre not all knowing. Learn from a good chief, because youll become a better overall chief. YN2 Robert Stokes C4F Take care of your peo ple and I guess honesty. ENC(SW) Nicholas Mudd USS The Sullivans Honor, Courage and Commitment. Thats easy. Also not being afraid to put everything out there.What qualities do you think make a good Chief Petty Officer? Children are spend ing more of their time online than ever before. During the summer the time online escalates, especially in a home in which both parents work. According to one study, 8-18 year-olds spend an average of 1.5 hours a day using a computer outside of school. How many hours a day this summer are your children surf ing? As use of the Internet and online technologies becomes more a part of our everyday lives, it is important you ensure that your children understand how to use these powerful tools and how to protect themselves from becom ing cyber victims. Children of all ages face online risks, including the following: Inappropriate Contact : Children may come in contact with individuals with malicious or even criminal intent, such as bullies and predators. Inappropriate Content: Children may be exposed to inappropriate content while online, such as violent or sexually explicit material. Inappropriate Conduct: Children have a sense of anonymity while online and may do things that they would not do when face to face with someone. Identify Theft : Because of the perceived sense of anonymity online, children may post personal or identifying information which can then be used by identity thieves. How do I keep my children safe? There are steps parents can take to help keep children safe on-line: Computer Location : Keep your computer in a central and open location in your home. Supervise Access : Supervise your childs computer access and monitor the types of sites visited. Consider using parental control tools on your home computer. These tools are provided by some Internet Service Providers or are avail able for purchase as a separate software pack age. You may be able to set some parental controls within your browser. As an example, in Internet Explorer click on Tools on your menu bar, select Internet Options, choose the Content tab, and click the Enable button under Content Advisor. (For other browsers, contact the vendor to determine what parental controls are included.) Establish Rules : Create guidelines for your childs computer use, including the amount of time which may be spent online and the type of sites which may be visit ed. Post these rules near the computer. Personal Information: Teach your children not to post or share personal information such as their photo graphs, addresses, ages or activity schedules. Create a safe screen name which does not reveal personal information about your child. Web Filtering : Use web filtering software which restricts access to inappropriate websites and content. *Communication: Maintain an open line of communication. Encourage your children to come to you if they feel threatened online. Cyberbullying: Teach children not to respond to cyberbullies. Report inci dents of cyberbullying to school administrators and local law enforcement when appropriate. Here are two great websites focused on protect ing children online. Use these to educate your children about the vari ous aspects of cyberbul lying or just all around online safety. NET CETERA : Chatting with Kids About Being Online: http://www.ftc.gov/ bcp/edu/pubs/consum er/tech/tec04.pdf *Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz. org/index.aspx Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Are Your Kids Surfing the Waves or the Net?Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer Knowing Serving those who serve our country.Catholic Charities USAA CFC participant. Provided as a public service1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org Chapel Holds VBS Beach BashFrom Mayport ChapelCome and join Naval Station Mayport Chapel for SonSurf Beach Bash VBS from Aug. 6-10 for children 4 years old thru sixth grade. Children will gather each day in the main chapel at 8:30 a.m. with songs and skits. The day will be filled traveling to different centers where they will sing songs, watch skits, create crafts, play games and make new friendsEach day ends with activities and pick-up in the main Chapel at 11:30 a.m. On Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m., there will be a performance by the campers for their families followed by a luncheon. Come by the Chapel during normal working hours to register or call 270-5212 for further informa tion. 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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NEX Mayport Is 2011 Bingham Runner UpFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has announced its Bingham Award winners for 2011 and NS Mayport is run ner up in the Sales $3-$85 million category with the winner Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. Winners of the Bingham Award are those NEXs that showed supe rior performance over the past year in service to Sailors and their families. Being a Bingham win ner or runner-up is more than just a one day rec ognition, it serves as a benchmark for other NEXs across the enter prise to emulate, said Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). The men and women who wear the cloth of our nation, and their families, are truly the ones who benefit from the great level of customer service these NEXs deliver each and every day! And in the end, thats what really counts! Congratulations to all NEX managers and associates who worked so very hard to achieve this prestigious award. The Bingham Award Program was established in 1979 to recognize excellence in customer service, operations and management at NEX activities. The award is named after the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy Reserve. Bingham was the Chief Executive Officer of the R.H. Macys company and was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy in 1946 to lead an advi sory board for the estab lishment of the Navy Exchange. The Bingham Awards will be presented during local ceremonies to be determined at a later date. -Photo by FC2 Robert LeonardNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane and NEX Mayport Manager Bill Hockenbury present a check for a $5,000 savings bond to Emily Giacchetto after she won a drawing as part of the NEXs A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times a year, NEX offers eligible full-time students with a B-grade point average or better the chance to enter a drawing to win a savings bond for their good grades.NEX Pays For Good Gradestage because they were cooking in their own gal ley, Moleon replied, No, as long you can cook, youre good. USS Carney team of three, which includ ed Culinary Specialist 1st Class Keith Combo, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Katherine Ledford, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Rene Millington, won second place with their Roasted Jalapeno Cheddar Burger. The Oasis Galley team, which included Milliken Wayne Rickerson, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Yara Mack, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jose Villafane, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Terri Crump, took third place with their Seven Seas Bourbon Cheeseburger. Both spectators and competitors enjoyed this burger showdown, and the culinary specialists particularly relished the opportunity to display their skills. The purpose of these competitions is to keep CSs savvy in their scratch cooking skills, and to show everyone that they dont just heat things up, Master Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Carter, NFMT Mayports officer in charge said, They can cook! NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville, one of seven fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides opera tional logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other Joint and Allied Forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods move ment support, postal and consolidated mail, ware housing, global logistics and husbanding, haz ardous material management, and integrated logistics support. NAVSUP GLS compris es more than 5,700 mili tary and civilian logistics professionals, contrac tors and foreign nation als operating as a single cohesive team provid ing an array of integrated global logistics and con tracting services from 110 locations worldwide to Navy and Joint operational units across all warfare enterprises. From Page 1Culinary THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 USS Simpson Returns From African Partnership Station 2012 Deployment USS Simpson Public AffairsUSS Simpson, under the leadership of Commanding Officer Cmdr. L. H. Milliken, successfully met all opera tional requirements dur ing its 6-month deploy ment to the African Command Area of Responsibility and is now transiting west to their homeport of Mayport, FL. During their time work ing for Commander Sixth Fleet/ Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) they completed three major multi-national training exercises: Obangame, Saharan and Phoenix express, and three African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) missions with the host nations of Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, and Senegal and The Gambia. Additionally, Simpson volunteered for 5 Community Relation projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Cape Verde. This deployment has been a great success and Simpson and her Sailors excelled in every mission area, Milliken said. We can leave the [area of responsibility] with our heads held high. Simpson deployed on Jan. 17 and transited to Funchal, Portugal for a brief fuel stop before a liberty stop in Rota, Spain. Following that, the operational mission began off the West Coast of Africa. They stopped in Casablanca, Morocco for a Theater Security Cooperation event, including a series of office calls with military and political leaders. They also held a recep tion for several dignitaries and picked up 12 Africa Partnership Station rid ers that would be on board for the next month. The ship continued south, stopping in Dakar, Senegal, and then entered the Gulf of Guinea where they would spend the next month and a half. During that time Simpson visited Tema, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria and hold ing receptions in each port plus making office calls to visit military and political leaders and con ducting training on board for the Nigerian and Ghanaian Navies in dam age control, first aid, and VBSS tactics/procedures. Following the crucial port time required in build -Photos by Paige GnannDamage Controlman 1st Class (SW) Gerald Benno holds his son, 2 year old David, as he reunites with his wife, Andrea, after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS Simpson (FFG 56). Operations Specialist 3rd Class Corey Vets says hello to his 9-month-old daughter, Fiona, and wife, Bianca, after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS Simpson. Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Ashley Ontiveros holds his 2-year-old son, Andrew. Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Ruben Rodriguez gets warm welcomes from his sons Santiago, 4, and Ruben, 6, and wife, Silvia after returning home with USS Simpson on July 17. Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) (SW) Courtney Haugabook gets a welcome home kiss from his wife, Shantel. Chief Quartermaster Cleveland Gray gets big hugs from his daughters Abigail, 9, and Isabel, 4, as Ashley, 6, waits her turn to welcome her father home.See Simpson, Page 5 Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Sean Joker gets the first kiss from wife Sonia. Electricians Mate 3rd Class(SW) Dean Mazur gets first hug from wife Kim.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 5 Chief Logistics Specialist (SW) Shane Neuhaus reunites with his family during USS Simpsons homecoming on July 17. New dad Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Moore is greeted by his wife and new daughter. New dad Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michael Moore is greeted by his wife and new daughter.ing relationships with the host nations, Simpson executed Obangame Express. Nine nations includ ing Nigeria, Ghana, The Congo, and Togo sent liaison officers to five foreign naval warships. The main goal of the exercise was enhancing proficiency of the partner nations in areas such as conducting at-sea boardings of fish ing vessels. After fulfilling all mission requirements in the Gulf of Guinea, Simpson addressed the problem of a large pop ulation of slimy polly wogs embarked on board and steered the ship towards Davy Jones terri tory by the equator. The ship crossed at 0 00 00 N, 0 00 00 E and cleansed this disturbing amount of pollywogs and emerged with 144 brandnew Emerald Shellbacks. Included in this number of new trusty Shell Backs were several African Ship Riders that partook in the unique naval tradition. Moving north, Simpson embarked a board ing team from Sierra Leone and assisted in the deployments first AMLEP operation. During this mission, the ship covered 153,600 square nautical miles, complet ing 31 boardings result ing in more than $900,000 in fines, the seizing of five vessels and 310 tons of illegal catch and 22 arrests. After the completion of Cape Verde AMLEP, Simpson participated in Saharan Express with several African nations, con ducting further training in VBSS tactics to help these countries protect their economic waters. The ship proceeded up to the Mediterranean for some well deserved R&R and more partnership in training. In Souda Bay, Crete, the ships VBSS team supported a 10-day land based training of boarding techniques with several nations at the NATO MIO Training center before departing to participate in the multinational Phoenix Express. This exercise included five days of boardings, formation steaming, photo exercises and underway replenishment training with the assistance of the Fleet Oiler Kanawha. Simpson travelled to Augusta Bay and Naples, Italy before proceed ing back down the West Coast of Africa. The last operational require ment for Simpson was the joint AMLEP with the nations of Senegal and The Gambia. This mis sion featured boarding teams from both nations along with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment embarked for 15 days. Simpson completed one last port call to Dakar, Senegal before arriving in Mindelo, Cape Verde to starting their transit home. From Page 4Simpson Allie Rooney, Ambrey Derber and Laura Bylls get emo tional as they see USS Simpson pull pierside July 17. A Sailor waves to his friends and family waiting on the pier at Naval Station Mayport as he returns after a sixmonth deployment aboard USS Simpson. Big sister Alex Johnson, 7, helps her brother Zander, 4, find their father, Yeoman 3rd Class Ronnie Johnston, on USS Simpson as the ship pulls pierside. Friends and family members of USS Simpson wave and yell to their Sailors as USS Simpson pulls into port on July 17 after a six-month deployment. USS Simpson Sailors wait to disembark and reunite with their families pierside as other families board the ship to locate their Sailors during the ships homecoming on July 17.

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USS Nicholas Offloads 4 Tons Of Drugs At MayportFrom U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsOliver Hazard Perryclass guided missile frig ate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) delivered more than four tons of cocaine and marijuana to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., seized from drug interdictions conducted in support of Operation Martillo, July 17. Crew members offload ed approximately 3,408 kilograms (7,500 pounds) of cocaine, and 109 kilo grams (239 pounds) of marijuana, with an esti mated wholesale value of more than $93 million. The amount of cocaine seized was enough for 7.2 million doses, each dose approximately the same size as a sugar packet. USS Nicholas is return ing to port after a 175-day deployment supporting counter illicit traffick ing operations aimed at disrupting transnational organized crime and keeping drugs off the streets. With the help of some partners in the region we accomplished what we set out to do; disrupt the drug trade, said Cmdr. Stephen Fuller, USS Nicholas commanding officer. Interdictions are challenging, but with the help of other naval units, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the part ner nation navies, we executed a successful deployment. During the deployment, Nicholas with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted a combination of six disruptions and interdictions while in the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters of South and Central America. Also during the deployment, Nicholas tran sited the Panama Canal twice, conducted pass ing exercises and an officer exchange with the Colombian Navy, certified 22 pilots through Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Detachment 9, four underway replenishments with a Chilean oiler, celebrated the anniversary of the War of 1812, and a Crossing the Line cer emony when the ship crossed the equator. U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, U.S. mili tary and patrol aircraft from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, along with the support of allied and partner nation (PN) forc es assisted with patrolling coastal regions from Colombia to Mexico to detect and monitor illicit traffic in order to cue and support PNs and U.S. interagency interdiction efforts. Patrol airplanes from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 77 (VAW-77), Patrol Squadron Eight (VP8) operating from El Salvador and U.S. Customs and Border Protection long range patrol aircraft operating from Jacksonville, Fla. And Corpus Christi, Tex., use sophisticated sensors to detect suspicious ves sels and coordinate inter dictions by the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and partner nations patrolling the region. More than 80 percent of the narcotics enter ing Central America and largely transiting through Mexico on their way to U.S. markets enter via maritime littoral routes, with the main conveyance being go-fast boats. By teaming up with regional partner nations and allied forces to scru tinize the littorals, trans national organized crime networks will be denied those routes. -Photo by MC1 Toiete JacksonMore than 7,500 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana recovered from drug interdictions in support of Operation Martillo arrives at Naval Station Mayport aboard the guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) for offload. Operation Martillo (Spanish for 'hammer') is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and is responsible for U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and subma rines operating in the Caribbean and Atlantic and Pacific Oceans around Central and South America. The reestablish ment of the Fourth Fleet in 2008 was a clear indication of the immense importance of maritime secu rity in the southern part of the Western Hemisphere, and sends a strong sig nal of partnership to the civil and military maritime services in Central and Latin America, said Harris. U.S. 4th Fleet was originally established in 1943 as one of the original numbered fleets, and was given a specific mission. During World War II, the U.S. needed a command in charge of protecting against raiders, blockade runners and enemy sub marines in the South Atlantic. U.S. 4th Fleet was disestablished in 1950 when U.S. 2nd Fleet took over its responsibilities. (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military operations by provid ing principally seabased, forward pres ence to ensure free dom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relation ships with interna tional partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, sta bility, and prosper ity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. For more infor mation, visit www. public.navy.mil/ comusnavso-c4f, on Facebook at www. facebook.com/ NAVSOUS4thflt, or on Twitter at www.twit ter.com/navsous4th flt. For more news from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet, visit www.navy. mil/local/cusns/.From Page 1C4F -Photos by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerInformation Technician Seaman Chad Reed tosses a beanbag while playing a game at a birthday barbecue party at Stark Park celebrating the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet July 20. U.S. Fourth Fleet was stood up on July 12, 2012 in Mayport. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Petergay Sterling (left), Information Technician 2nd Class Faith Goodwin and Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Mandi Sneyd are the official barbecue divas at a birthday party at Stark Park for the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment U.S. Fourth Fleet July 20. Information Technician 2nd Class Matthew Henderson (left) is served a hotdog by Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Brennan during a birthday barbecue celebrating the fourth anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S. Fourth Fleet on July 12, 2008. Children of U.S. Forth Fleet staff enjoy a bounce tent at a birthday barbecue party for U.S Fourth Fleet July 20. The Command was reinstated on July 12, 2008 and is responsible for U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and submarines operating in the Caribbean, and Atlantic and Pacific Oceans around Central and South America. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 7

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July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. 270-7205 June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. Aug. 1: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Aug. 1: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 Aug. 3: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 3: Caribbean Nights Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Reggae Band Sugar Bear. Food, giveaways, beverage specials and more. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 4: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 7: Mens Summer Basketball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 7: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Aug. 8: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 Aug. 8: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Aug. 10: Summer Swim Lesson Session V Begins Registration is Aug 3 & 4 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. Aug. 10: Beach Blanket Bingo. 12:15 pm at Beachside Bingo. Wear your sun hats and shades; dig in the sand for priz es, double payouts on all hard cards, free hot dogs and chips and more. 2707204 Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 11: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 Aug. 14: Go the Distance 10K Run/ 5K Walk. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Aug. 14: Mens Summer Softball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 15: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 Aug. 15: 12 Signs Astrology Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. MWRJune 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Summer Swim Lesson Session V Begins. Registration is Aug 3 & 4 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. Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 24: Outdoor MoviesPirates: Band of Misfits (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 31: Outdoor MoviesThe Avengers (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 KID 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Mayport, Fla., beginning the last quarter of calen dar year 2013. By serv ing as the homeport for an ARG, Mayport will be home to 2,000 additional Sailors and their families, and sustain the areas ship repair facilities, local ship maintenance expertise and the industrial base. The Navy received a formal proposal from the mayor of Jacksonville, May 9. After a series of discussions, all parties came to a final agreement that worked well for the city of Jacksonville and the Department of the Navy. Decisions about pre game activities, ticket distribution and seating configuration have yet to be finalized. For more information about USS Bataan, go to: http://www.bataan.navy. mil/. For more infor mation about USS Mesa Verde, go to: http://www. mesa-verde.navy.mil/ For more information about USS Carter Hall, go to: http://www.carterhall.navy.mil/. 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. July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. 270-7205 July 26: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. Gator Country Night! FREE. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 28: Riverside Arts Market. Food, music & more. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation Only. July 29: Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. July 31: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 1: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Aug. 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Aug. 2: Adventure Landing. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 3: WWE Raw World Tour Van Departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. FREE Aug. 3: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Aug. 3: Outdoor MoviesThe Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 3: Caribbean Nights Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways lounge. Featuring Reggae Band Sugar Bear. Food, give aways, beverage specials and more. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 4: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 4: Riverside Arts Market. Food, music & more. Van departs 10 a.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 5: Buffalo Wild Wings Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. Aug 6: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 7: Mens Summer Basketball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. Aug. 8: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. For tickets, (904) 270-5431 Aug. 8: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Aug. 9: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Sign-up deadline Aug. 8. FREE Aug. 10: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants Football. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Cost $8. Aug. 10: Outdoor MoviesHugo (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 10: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Aug. 11: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 Aug. 12: Ichnetucknee Tubing Trip. Van departs 7 a.m. Cost $10. Aug. 13: Pinewood Derby Registration. All Day at the Liberty Center. LIBERTYFrom Page 1Basketball C4F, Harbor Ops Split Championships -Photo by Rita HammerstadThroughout the Basketball season 4th Fleet (C4F) has been the team to beat. The C4F team broke loose and dominated the courts each week for 16 weeks. The team took the League Championship with a 19-0 undefeated season. The C4F team seemed untouchable. Throughout the season teams made requests to play C4F in the hopes of giving them a loss but it wasnt until the playoffs that they were caught off guard and beaten. The Harbor Ops FAB 5 were exactly that fabulous during the Playoffs. FAB 5 took out the Coast Guard then USS Carney leaving the only team C4F between them and the Playoff Championship. Both teams battled hard in the finals keeping it tight until the last few minutes of the game when FAB 5 made their fast break and took control of the game giving C4F their first loss and FAB 5 the Playoff Championship. The meeting for the Summer Basketball season is Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in the gym. For more information on how you can get your command involved contact Rita at 904-270-5451. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 9

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FRG Sends Care Packages To USS Vicksburg SailorsEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) raffled care packages sent by the Family Readiness Group (FRG) July 19. Twenty-five boxes filled with gifts ranging from $15 to $130, donated by spouses of the crew and the Family Readiness Group (FRG), were raffled to Sailors to raise money for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) homecoming celebration for Vicksburg later this year. It was a great morale booster for the crew, said Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Jay R. Hill, who won two boxes after purchasing 60 tickets in the raffle. I was excited to see what was in all the boxes. They turned it into a major event and it was good to see such a big turnout. Hill was one of several Sailors who ended up winning more than one care package. I cant believe I won two boxes, said Hill. I got exactly what I wanted in my boxes. Hills boxes were filled with snacks and movies. Sailors who won multiple boxes shared the wealth. Capt. Logan Jones, com manding officer of Vicksburg, won two boxes and gave both away to his crew. I gave one of my boxes away so a shipmate could give it to his wife, said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Eric F. Woodruff, who won three boxes after purchasing 25 tickets. I was surprised to have won one box, let alone three, said Woodruff. I mostly got what I wanted, but one of the boxes was clearly meant for females, so I gave it away. Woodruffs boxes were filled with energy drinks, snacks and a beauty kit. The opening of the gift boxes was an enter taining event for the crew, but the reason for the raffle was to raise money for a homecoming ceremony for Vicksburg. We raised $1,818 from the raffle, said Chief Master-at-Arms (SW/AW) Dennis Mattingly, who was one of the Sailors in charge of the event. We are looking forward to a big homecoming. Its nice that the [FRG] is doing all of this to keep the troops entertained. We really do appreciate all the support we get from our spouses and loved ones. 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. -Photos by MC2 Nick ScottU.S. Navy Sailors store supplies during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) aboard guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conducted a simultaneous RAS with Vicksburg and aircraft-carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), background. Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Jamie Johnson transfers supplies for storage during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 11

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Coast Guard Mayport Rescues Five From Nassau SoundFrom U.S. Coast GuardFive boaters are safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., rescued them after their boat drifted aground Friday morn ing, in Nassau Sound about one mile east of the Heckscher Drive Bridge. The captain of the 115-foot fishing vessel, Amazing Grace, notified Coast Guard operation al watchstanders from Sector Jacksonville via VH-FM radio channel 16 at 6:47 a.m., that while the crew was asleep the vessel had drifted aground and began taking on water. A Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew arrived on scene at approximately 7 a.m. Since the area was too shallow for the RB-M crew to come alongside the fishing vessel, the Coast Guardsmen passed a de-watering pump to the crew of the Amazing Grace. After the pumps could not keep up with the flooding, the five boat ers abandoned the vessel, donned their life jack ets and with the help of Nassau County Sherriffs Office, were transferred aboard the Coast Guard RB-M. The boaters were transported to Station Mayport with no injuries reported. Nassau Sound is a notoriously shallow area, and we respond to grounded vessels there often, said Petty Officer Stephan McClellan, the coxswain of the RB-M. All boaters should have navigational awareness before taking their vessel out and refer to nautical charts for water depths and known hazards. The names of the boat ers are not being released. There are no reports of pollution and the vessels owner is working with a commercial salvage company to recover the vessel.-Photo by Fireman Apprentice Samantha Green Five boaters are safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., rescued them after their boat drifted aground Friday morning, one-mile east of the Nassau Sound Bridge. With the help of Nassau County Sherriffs Office, the boaters were transferred aboard the Coast Guard RB-M. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 13

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USS Underwood Resupplies In GTMO, Prepares For Operation MartilloUSS UnderwoodThe guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) arrived at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba to resupply and embark a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) for Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations July 18. The efforts are in sup port of Operation Martillo and Southern Seas in the Caribbean Sea, and the arrival provided a vari ety of opportunities for Underwood and her crew while in a Navy port. GTMO is extremely important to the U.S. Navy, especially while were operating down in Fourth Fleet, said Underwoods Command Master Chief (SW) Michael Bates. We can accomplish some things we havent been able to do since we left Mayport, like use a gun range. Were getting over 60 Sailors qualified on the M-16, M-9, and shot gun qualifications to include low-light, which is almost impossible to do while at sea. Underwood made good use of Guantanamo Bays logistics support to the fleet, such as taking on high quality fuel and much needed stores. Were getting refu eled while were here, said Bates. The pier ser vices are outstanding; theyre a lot better than a lot of the countries we go to. Here we can also get supplies equal to those in the mainland U.S., send off and receive mail and we can get impor tant parts that we need. GTMO is very strategic in See Underwood, Page 15 -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSailors man the rails on the focsle as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. -Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulBoatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov secures the accommodation ladder on the port side of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) as the ship departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sailors heave in a mooring line aboard Underwood as the ship departs U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Boatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov secures the accommodation ladder on the port side of Underwood. Seaman Jonathan Howard (left) displays the chocks and chains from an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSL-48 to the landing signalman enlisted, Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Guanqun Sun, aboard USS Underwood during flight quarters. 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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our operations down in South America and the Caribbean and its a great mid-deployment stop for the ship. Underwood Sailors took care of medical and den tal requirements while in Guantanamo Bay. Having that option helps us, the corpsman, keep the medical readi ness of Underwood at 100 percent, said Hospital Corpsman First Class Joseph Swanson, who is stationed aboard Underwood. Were hav ing expiring dental exams and expiring audiograms taken care of while were here. Were able to keep the crews medical readi ness at 100 percent and we can catch things early as far as hearing loss and dental problems. We can get them taken care of now and be fully ready to complete our deploy ment. Before getting under way, Underwood embarked U.S. Coast Guard LEDET, based in San Diego, to assist in the next phase of deployment, Operation Martillo, which focuses on countertransnational organized crime (C-TOC). Well be conducting counter-drug operations in the Caribbean, said Lt. (j.g.) Eric C. Watkins, officer in charge of LEDET 107. Whats unique about our team is that the Navy doesnt have the authority to enforce domestic law, so we, the Coast Guard, come aboard and provide law enforcement when we conduct boardings and interdictions. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea in support of Southern Seas 2012 and attached to U.S. Fourth Fleet. COMUSNAVSO/ COMFOURTHFLT sup ports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.From Page 1Underwood -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsNavy Career Counselor 1st Class (SW) Robert Ehrhart carries a fire extinguisher to the flight deck as he stands by as an emergency fire fighter during flight quarters aboard Underwood.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsFire Controlman 1st Class (SW) Dennis Fairbanks (right) waits to pass a MK 75 76mm cartridge to Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Matthew Matczak during an ammunition transfer aboard Underwood.-Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulSeaman Damon Davis fires an M16 rifle during a small arms qualification at a gun range on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 15

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Hu City Enjoys Stop Along RivieraUSS Hu City Public AffairsUSS Hu City (CG 66) visited Cannes, France, for her first port-of-call during her 2012-2013 deployment with the Eisenhower Strike Group. Hu City Sailors had the opportunity to go wine tasting, visit the Rivieras fine beaches, and even toboggan down the slopes of the Alps. The MWR tour to Nice [a nearby city in the Riviera] was maybe the best Ive ever had, said Chief Gunners Mate Joseph McLendon. And Im sure my wife will enjoy the fine bottle of wine I bought for her as a present. The food was good, the people were friendlythis was a great port! added Lt. Ryan Culbertson of the HSL-48 Air Detachment. Hu City also went to great lengths to integrate with the local popu lace during its visit. On Independence Day, a holiday celebrated in Cannes as well, several Hu City Sailors attended a cer emony honoring the crew of a B-24 bomber which was shot down near the town during the Allies efforts to liberate France from Nazi German occu pation. Among the speak ers was Rear Adm. John Sadler, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve Europe. His speech emphasized the com monalities between the United States and France. The United States likely would not have won its independence without French help, he claimed, and, likewise, we re-paid the favor by fighting for freedom against Nazi tyr annylife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights recognized by both of our great nations. Later that day, the ship invited local members of the Navy League, several European military offi cers, and local dignitaries to the ship for dinner and cocktails. All the attend ees thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The ships hospital ity was truly exceptional! exclaimed Michele Felizzola, a local hus banding agent. I had a great time, and the crew was incredibly friendly. It was an honor to be here, said Dr. Tran Huu Tri, a former resident of Hue who fled Vietnam following the war and joined the French Army. The French Riviera is not a bad choice for a ships first liberty port in two years. Hu City Sailors received some well-deserved rest and relaxation, and interac tion with the locals cer tainly left a good impression of the ship and the U.S. Navy. Cannes was one of the best ports Ive ever visit ed, claimed Electricians Mate 2nd Class Richard Bradley. Few aboard Hu City would disagree. -Photo by MCSN Darien KenneyDr. Tran with several Hu City officers. Dr. Tran, a Vietnamese refugee who joined the French army, grew up in Hue, the site of the battle after which the ship is named.Haly BMC Foster Retires USS Halyburton PAOOn July 6, Halyburton said her farewells to Chief Boatswains Mate Timothy Foster. Enlisting in 1989, he is retiring after 23 years of dedicat ed Naval service. Held at the Naval Station Mayport Chapel, Foster was joined by his family, friends, and the Halyburton crew. The ceremony began with the benediction pro vided by Fosters home town pastor, Reverend Alvin Green of Columbus, Georgia. The Halyburton crew presented Foster a shadow box that displays his accomplishments throughout his military career. His son, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Kedric Foster was also in attendance to pass to his father the U.S. flag, which has been flown over Naval Station Mayport. His positive impact in the workplace through seasoned professional guidance has helped develop junior Sailors into mature petty officers and junior officers into professional mariners. We call each other brother in the Chiefs Mess and I am proud that Ive had the oppor tunity to get to know Tim. He truly was my brother and he will surely be missed, said Senior Chief Quartermaster Randal King. 16 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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FFSC Workshops Support Sailors, FamiliesFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women FFSC Room 702 July 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips several 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 interact with other children their childs age. All children age four and below are invited to attend. July 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barri ers to effective communication. July 31, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building 1 Room 104 July 31, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Saturday, July 28 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Pepsico present the 5th Annual Wal-Mart Back to School Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing. Free backpacks will be distributed while supplies last. Dozens of vendors will give away over 100,000 additional free school supplies and live entertainment will take place on the riverfront stage throughout the event. Wal-Marts opti cal staff will provide free vision screenings to all children and will assist in providing glasses for those who need them. Other activities and events include PepsiCo sampling stations, fashion shows, dance perfor mances, balloon animals and more. Entrance and all activ ities are free and open to the public. Join all kinds of watercraft for the Aquapalooza on-thewater event and concert at Fort George Island on from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aquapalooza is about boating, great music, fun and togetherness with family and friends. The event is for all who love life on the water. Aquapalooza is a free event but boaters are encouraged to register at www.aquapalooza. com or http://www.marinemax. com and go to the events page for some free giveaways. For more information, check out the MarineMax Jacksonville Facebook page at http:// www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=100000100608104. Saturday, Aug. 4 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for an intriguing presentation and gain insight into the spi ders world. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars and SMG are working together to host the 2nd Annual 5K Stadium Challenge, a fundraising event with proceeds benefit ting the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and 1st Place Sports Running Club, both organizations devoted to sup porting Duval County youth programs. The 5K Stadium Challenge will take place in the evening under the lights at EverBank Field. 1st Place Sports will manage the event with a unique course both inside and outside the stadium. The run will include all seven levels of EverBank Field and is fit for all ages complete with a Fun Run and walking courses. To regis ter and obtain full details visit www.1stplacesports.com. Saturday, Aug. 11 Christ United Methodist Church invites the communi ty to an old-fashioned fish fry, hosted by the United Methodist Men. Dinners will include fish, hush puppies and all the trim mings, all for only $7 for adults and $4 for children. Meet us in Wilson Hall of the church at 4 p.m. at 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach to reel yours in! Need info? Call the church at 249-5370. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the impor tance of these creatures. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Aug. 18 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. and discover the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands like those of the Talbot Islands State Parks complex. This ranger-guided hike along the salt marsh will help point out why these areas are one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth, the many roles the salt marsh plays, the plant and animal life found in this natu ral community, and the impacts humans have on this system. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Aug. 25 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undevel oped barrier islands of north east Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Saturday, Sept. 8 Join Wounded Warrior ProjectTM(WWP) for the WWP 8K Run in Jacksonville. Activities begin at 7 a.m. and a race start time of 9 a.m. at the Jacksonville Landing to help honor and empower our nations Wounded Warriors. Race proceeds support the free programs WWP offers wounded service members nationwide. Advance registration is $25 (includes race day number, timing, and post-race festivities) and each runner must raise a minimum of $99. Top finisher awards and additional race-day options are available. Visit http://www. woundedwarriorproject.org/ wwp-8k-runs.aspx to register.Out in Town Joining The Team-Photo by BM3 Ashley MonroeNaval Station Mayport Command Master Chief Bob White, left, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, right, join the new Ombudsman graduates and their command representatives for a photo after they completed Ombudsman training with Fleet and Family Support Group. The new graduates are Caroline Addicott, Tiffany Googin, Stefanie Sanders and Muffin Hein. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 26, 2012 17