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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com USS De Wert Commemorates War of 1812Some Head Back To Sea EarlyFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsIn order to meet the near-term critical manning needs of the Fleet, the Navy will curtail shore duty for select Sailors that have the required skills needed at sea, Navy officials announced in NAVADMIN 227/12, released July 26. This Limited Directed Detailing ini tiative is part of the Navys coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experi ence levels and skill sets into high-pri ority Fleet billets. To respond to real-world events, Navy deployment schedules have changed, resulting in a greater need to quickly fill near-term, critical billets afloat. To meet this need, during the next few months the Navy will detail selected Sailors back to operational sea duty early. The lim ited directed detailing initiative will tar get between 200-400 Sailors who have the required skills, leadership and expe rience needed at sea now to improve manning on Navys imminent deploy ers. Were working aggressively to ful fill the demand signal from the Fleet to achieve fit and to match Sailors with the right skill sets in sea-going billets, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk. We use a variety of long-term and voluntary initiatives to support our sea-going force. Now, while these actions begin to take traction, weve determined that we need to take additional measures to reduce these gaps at sea. Limited directed detailing is meant to be an interim policy to further improve fleet manning and readiness by filling critical jobs at sea with the right Sailors. In most ratings, this action will only impact a few Sailors. -Photo by MC2 Tony D. CurtisCryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Franklin Jones, left, and Information Systems Technician Seaman Nathan Counts, lower the American flag for evening colors during a reception aboard Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45). DeWert, Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) and Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) are visiting cities in America and Canada to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. See Sea Duty, Page 3CPO Early Return To Provide Fleet With Needed Senior Enlisted LeadersFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsIn order to ensure high priority senior enlisted leader ship positions are manned in the Fleet, the Navy is updating E-7 to E-9 detail ing business rules, officials announced in NAVADMIN 230/12, released July 26. The CPO Early Return to Sea program is part of the Navys coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-pri ority Fleet billets. Under the program, the Navy will cur tail the shore duty of select ed senior enlisted Sailors of ranks E-7 to E-9, and detail them back to sea to fill opera tional billets that cannot be filled by rotating Sailors. This program is an update to the previous CPO to Sea program, and is designed to ensure high-priority, senior leadership positions at sea are manned for operational readiness. Our Fleet needs senior Sailors who have the right skills and leadership expe rience to meet our critical at-sea missions, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Plans and Policy. The CPO Early Return to Sea program will help us ensure critical senior enlisted lead ership is where we need it most. Except to meet the most critical operational require ments, only Sailors who have completed at least 24 months of shore duty at the time of transfer will be considered for early return to sea. The Navy will only involun tarily curtail a Sailors shore duty orders to fill a needed requirement when there are no available chief petty offi cers (CPOs) in the projected rotation date (PRD) window and there are no excess per sonnel on sea duty within the geographic area that can be reassigned. To minimize the number of CPOs impacted, detailers will fill as many high priority sea duty billets as possible by fully utilizing the authorized transfer window, including moving Sailors three months prior to, or four months beyond their PRD month. Candidates will be select ed based on various factors including length of time on shore; recent advance ment; fleet experience; NEC/ skills held; type of previous sea duty; and remaining OBLISERV. Impact on the shore duty commands mis Loading Up For More-Photo by MC2 Terrence SirenThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), left, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), right, con duct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). See Leadership, Page 8 Watch Where You Point Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Detachment SoutheastA press conference was held July 24 on board Naval Station Mayport in order inform the public about mul tiple aircraft lasing inci dents within the region. Lasing, or the act of pointing a laser at an air craft and its occupants, is extremely danger ous and against the law. Lasing can temporarily blind an aircrafts pilot and can cause perma nent eye damage, even from a distance. Lasing aircraft is not only dangerous, its ille gal. Its a third degree felony, which is punish able by up to five years in prison, stated Lt. Cheryl Griswold, aero medical-safety officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic Fleet. Its a second degree felony if some one is injured due to a lasing incident. During the press con ference, pilots talked about their personal experiences with aircraft lasing and expressed the importance of increas ing community aware ness on the subject. I was flying off the coast at night, about a mile out at 500 feet and I saw a green light com ing from the coastline. It seemed like a light house, but there was something odd about it. See Laser, Page 10

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, It is my great pleasure to announce the selections for Sailors of the Quarter, Third Quarter FY 12. As always, com petition was especially keen during this quarter and each department can be jus tifiably proud of their candidates. I am incredibly proud of each and every nom inee and am in AWE of your accomplishments as we support the warfighting arm of the Fleet and continue to grow lead ers. The selections are: SSOQ: EN1 Lavaris Dunnon SOQ: SH2 Jose Rivera JSOQ: MA3 Harley Lowe BJOQ: MASN Sharon Speegle Congratulations to our Employee of the Second Quarter Percy Williams from our Security Department, and all of our nominees, Patricia Livingstone (PWD), Tom Wheeler (AIR OPS), Patricia Hoffman (MWR), Mark Anderson (IT), Susan Rucker (FFSC) and William Strickland (Fire), for all your hard work and dedication. Thanks for all that you do every day! BRAVO ZULU and congratulations on a job exceptionally well done by everyone! Huge event on our horizon as the Secretary of the Navy has selected us to host the Nov. 9 Navy-Marine Corps Classic Basketball Game. The game will be played on board USS Bataan (LHD 5) and accompany ing the Bataan as a representational Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) will be USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). The game will feature a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matchup between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. This game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular season for both teams and is one of the high light events of a week in Jacksonville honoring military members and their families. This event reaffirms the Navys long-term partnership with the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding com munity and we are standing by to make this exceptional opportunity to show Navy pride on a national level. The Bataan ARG is a representation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be home ported here beginning the last quarter of calendar year 2013. By serving as the homeport for an ARG, Mayport will be home to 2,000 addition al Sailors and their families, and sustain the areas ship repair facilities, local ship maintenance expertise and the indus trial base. Decisions about pregame activities, ticket distribution and seating configu ration have yet to be finalized. As you can imagine, there will be tons of mov ing parts to make this happen, and your support is certainly appreciated. Stand by for more, as we work with the city of Jacksonville to put on this amazing event. We have the A-team planning as we speak! Very happy to welcome U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant to our basin on Aug. 3, as they make a permanent home port change here. Valiant is a multimission medium endurance cutter that specializes in search and rescue, maritime law enforcement and national defense operations. They will be a wel comed addition to our operations and the Mayport team. Many extra folks will be on station Aug. 4, as we welcome USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for a brief port stop here to pick up tigers. Please drive extra safe as you make your way around the base. Speaking of driving safe, school starts Aug. 20, and time to be watchful of school buses and kids at our crosswalks. Hats off to USS Nicholas (FFG 47), embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and every single agency involved in the capture and offload of more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport on July 17. This seizure kept more than 7.2 Million doses of cocaine off the streets of the United States. The seized contraband was a result of USS Nicholas conducting counter transnational organized crime (CTOC) and counter drug operations through out the Caribbean Sea, Eastern Atlantic and Western Pacific Oceans surrounding Central and South America in support of Operation Martillo. During the 175 day deployment, Nicholas conducted a com bination of six disruptions. Thanks to our own Fourth Fleet, Coast Guard and base PAO shops for beating the media drum for well-deserved local and national attention for this significant bust. From our local news folks to CNNs Wolf Blitzer, the story was told of how this contraband was kept off the streets thanks to the hammer of Operation Martillo. The Navys focus on sexual assault is still front and center and needs our daily attention. On average two of our shipmates are sexually assaulted daily throughout the fleet..one is too many. Take advantage of all the resources we have at our Fleet and Family Support Center, and sound off if you, or someone else has been sexually assaulted in any way shape or form. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) hotline number is 563-1254. CPO selection board results will hit the streets very soon. This milestone is sig nificant and I look forward to hopefully many selected Chiefs. Your leadership, experience and deck plate mentorship is extremely important to our Sailors and your responsibility will increase tenfold. I know all of you are up for the challenge. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSEnrollment is the first step on the journey. Its the beginning of an excit ing time for the family. Preparation is the key to making enrollment suc cessful. Florida laws for educating children are very specific. All children must attend school until they reach the age of 16. This is Florida law. If your children will be enrolling in a Duval County Public School, all of the information youll need for enroll ment can be found on the DCPS website at www. duvalschools.org. Click on the parent tab in the center, then scroll down to How to Enroll. The following is a summary of the timely informa tion available on this site which includes every thing from lunch menus to school schedules to upto-date enrollment infor mation. SCHOOL SITE LOCATOR: A students street address deter mines the school of atten dance, unless the student has exercised a school choice option. Every residential address has a School Feeder Pattern, which assigns students to an Elementary School (Kindergarten through Grade 5) Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: cal (school-entry health exam) performed within one year of the date of enrollment. address. immunizations (Florida certification of immunization, DH Form 690) or an exemption. Grade Students: certified birth record. Acceptable birth records include the following: -original certified birth record; -duly attested Certificate of Baptism; -insurance policy on the childs life that has been in force for at least two years; -affidavit of age sworn by parent and signed by a public health official; -passport or certificate of arrival in the United States indicating the age of the child; or -academic transcript with record of age in the childs school, stating the DOB. ACADEMIC RECORDS: When a child has been enrolled in another school district, parents are asked to provide the latest report card from that district and transcript if applicable. OPTIONAL: a Social Security number. Federal law does NOT allow schools to require a social security number for school enrollment. BUS INFORMATION: State law requires bus transportation for stu dents who live two miles or more from the schools Enrolling In A Duval Public SchoolJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingDuring my 2008 deploy ment to Iraq I served at the Chapel of Hope aboard Camp Fallujah. The sign for the chapel read, Hope is a Force Multiplier. Hope! Hope indeed is a very powerful word for those who serve in harms way. For Sailors, it should be interesting to note, that a common symbol for hope is an anchor. In fact, everytime I see an anchor, I think of hope. Now, we have all used expressions with the word hope in it: I hope this works out; I hope I make it; I hope it is not over. Websters Dictionary defines hope as to expect with confidence. Another defines hope as the active, positive expectation of something in the future. Without it, much of what we do in life to face the future and the unknown would be impossible. At times in the midst of overwhelming odds, it is the only thing that people can hold on to. Its not necessarily tangible, it is No Matter What The Struggle, Always HopeLt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSChapel 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 dif ferent 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 per formance 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 fur ther information. not necessarily easy to define, but it comes from deep within the heart. Unfortunately, it is in our hearts that we are often disappointedmar riages fail; people stab us in the back; things we expect to turn out well dont; tragedy strikes; a death in the familyand so on. Soon the optimism for life is shrouded with the dark clouds of pes simism, negativity and doubt. When we have been burned by the circumstances of life, it is real easy to lose hope. Sometimes we think hope has failed us. So we guard our hearts, build walls, and while we have relationships and friendships, our heart remains closed to others and to God. Sometimes we even blame God. At our lowest lows we are left with a choice: turn to cynicism and despon dency or place our hope in someone bigger than our circumstances or our selves. Hope is one of the three spiritual virtues God speaks of along with faith and love. This kind of hope goes beyond wish ful thinking and into the realm of providential pos sibilities. It brings us to a place where we no longer define our lives and our future by the circum stances around us, but instead seeing our future in the hands of a loving and sovereign God who created you for a reason and a purpose. Feeling hopeless about anything? Things not going as planned in your life? Things falling apart? Are you successful but still feel empty? In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul states that God is the source of all hope. In fact his prayer is that the God of hope, will fill you with all joy and peace in beleiving, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13). No matter what bind you find yourself in, turn to God, and there you will find hope.See SLO, Page 3 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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they currently attend. Bus stop information will also be found in the How to Enroll sec tion. The school district also provides special bus services for students in Exceptional Education programs, regardless of distance under spe cific guidelines. For more information, con tact the Transportation Department at 904-8586200. MILITARY DEPENDENT CHOICE OPTION: Florida Statutes provide that dependent children of active duty military personnel who otherwise meet the eligi bility criteria for special academic programs shall be given first preference for admission to such pro grams even if the program is being offered through a public school other than the school to which the student would gener ally be assigned. However, the district will follow class size restrictions, as detailed in the Class Size Amendment to the Florida Constitution, in the placement of eligible military dependent stu dents. No students will be placed in a school or pro gram that causes a class to exceed class size for that grade thus placing that school out of compliance with state law. Go to www. magnetprograms.com or www.duvalchoice.com or contact the School Choice Office at (904) 390-2082 for answers to additional questions. JOHN M. MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: This is a statewide program for students with disabili ties who are not mak ing adequate progress in the current school. A public or private school may be selected, and the State will provide funding for a private school. The student must have been classified as an ESE stu dent (not gifted) with a current IEP or a 504 Plan for the 2011-2012 school though not necessarily in a Florida public school. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or questions about enrolling in another local school district, 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.From Page 1Sea DutyWhite House Communications Agency Recruits Mayport Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Detachment SoutheastThe White House Communications Agency (WHCA) arrived at Naval Station Mayport to recruit the best and brightest from the Navy. Interested Sailors attended a brief about the program at Afloat Training Group auditorium to receive more information regard ing the program. Were looking for high speed, qualified Sailors to serve the president. I think this is a great assignment and I cant think of another that is as rewarding as this one, stated Yeoman 1st Class Jerome Taruc, leading petty officer recruiter for WHCA. You directly support the president. Communications are crit ical in todays society and we help the president in regards to that. We try to make his job easier and were always with him. WHCA provides pre mier communication systems that enable the president and the presi dential staff to lead the Nation efficiently. The Agency provides world wide audiovisual, voice, and data communications support for the president, vice president, presiden tial emissaries, White House staff, the United States Secret Service, and others as directed by the White House Military Office. The Sailor that were looking for is an inde pendent Sailor; one that doesnt need supervision. They must be mature and a quick thinker that can adjust on the spot, explained Taruc. This is a very motivated assign ment and if youre look ing for something new, this is it. Depending on what youre looking for, this could be the most sat isfying assignment in the Navy. All interested candi dates need to apply. WHCA members come from all services, with var ied levels of experience and multiple specialties. Members assigned to WHCA will provide direct service to the in-town mission or on a travel team. I think it is a great career opportunity; while in the Navy and even after the Navy. Working for the commander in chief is easily the most intriguing aspect of this job and I know it prob ably will be challenging, but thats expected, said Information Systems Technician 1st Class Rodney Nutter. Ive already told my fam ily about going to the interview and they were already telling me how proud they are of me. I know an assignment like this would make them very proud. This is as good as it gets for my rate and I cant think of any thing better than working for the president. The benefits of the assignment are tremen dous. The agency offers technical training and hands on experiences that are definite career build ers. WHCA members will be required to operate in a fast pace, dynamic envi ronment that requires a team of dedicated, highly competent professionals. Under the limited directed detailing initia tive, Sailors who have completed a minimum of 24 months on shore duty may be contacted by their detailer and directed back to a sea duty assignment prior to their projected rotation date. Sailors who have been on shore duty the longest will gen erally be considered first for limited directed detail ing. Whenever possible, geographic stability will be maintained if desired by the selected Sailor. Additionally, Sailors who are impacted by this directed detailing initia tive will receive lump sum monetary compensation. Sailors that already possess a required Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) will be chosen for directed detailing unless training is available and can be completed prior to the Sailors required reporting date. While no shore commands or spe cific billets are exempt from limited directed detailing, Sailors currently filling selected billets or assigned to certain com mands will be consid ered after all others, as specified in NAVADMIN 227/12. From Page 2SLO Fight Cancer.St. Jude is working to defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. A CFC Participant provided as a public service. Providing Help. Creating Hope. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org A CFC participant. Provided as a public service THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 Volunteers Clean Up Mayport Nature Trail Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastSailors stationed on board Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport came together in order to help the base and the local community by restoring the Mayport nature trail to a safe and operational state July 20. Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Curt Mason led an ambitious and driven working party with the soul purpose of restor ing the trail to pristine condition. The trail had been near ly unusable after a barrage of storms hit the Mayport area over the last couple of months. We are cleaning up the nature trail due to the fact that it has been neglected. There have been couple storms that have come through. Trees have fallen down and plants are overgrown. Were out here as a team to clean up this mess, said Mason. Teamwork was key as Sailors focused on the task at hand from running heavy equipment to those who dragged branches off the trail. This trail was covered with branches from the tropical storms and no one took care of it, so were here to clean it up. This is a place where people come to enjoy themselves and get away from the world. Look at all the trees, its so peaceful and beautiful here, said Air Traffic Controller Airman Beret Dunn. The team worked their way down the trail, cutting away branches and debris that cov ered the trail. I bring my kids out here at least once a week. We had our family pictures done here and I mean its beautiful out here! Im getting ready to transfer so its nice to be able to give back, said Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Nathan Surratt. Through their diligent effort, sweat and dedication, these Sailors helped to ensure that the trail is a cleaner and safer environment for everyone to enjoy. Air-Traffic Controller 2nd Class Crystal Parker picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller Airman Jillian Bass helps clean up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller 1st Class Brian Polk uses a chain saw to cut up a fallen tree in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Parker rakes up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jose Rivera picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller 2nd Class Nathan Surratt and his daughter picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail.-Photos by MC2 Salt CebeVolunteers teamed up in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Sailors stationed on board Naval Station Mayport came together to help the base and the local community by restoring the nature trail.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 5 Underwood Celebrates Halfway PointSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class guidedmissile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) cel ebrated the halfway mark of its final deployment, July 28. Underwood left its homeport of Mayport, Florida, April 23, for a scheduled 6-month deployment. We have been out here for a while, said Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) David Ratcliffe, the senior enlisted naviga tor aboard Underwood. Reaching the halfway point of this deployment is a big accomplishment in that some of us have been away from our fami lies for a while, but we still do our jobs with the utmost professionalism. For the last three months, non-qualified Sailors worked on earn ing their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins. To date, eight Sailors have received their quali fication while on deploy ment. I am proud of the Sailors who put in the hard work to get their ESWS pins, and I know that there are more of them working on that to get their pins too, said Boatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov, the direc tor of the ESWS program aboard Underwood. I expect many more of our Sailors to get their ESWS pins during the second half of the deployment. The First Class Petty Officers Association host ed a steel beach picnic for the crew during lunch to commemorate the half way point. They grilled hot dogs and hamburg ers and played music for entertainment on the flight deck of Underwood. I think the crew deserves a little break from all of the hard work that they have been doing on this deployment, said Master-at-Arms 1st Class (SW) William Tredick, the command master-at-arms aboard Underwood and a member of the First Class Petty Officers Association. Anything we can do to boost the morale of the crew is a good day for all of us. Later in the day, the Second Class Petty Officers Association host ed an IHOP-style din ner with breakfast items that included homemade waffles. We wanted to give the crew a break from the usual dinners we have every day and give them something that is like a taste of home, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brent Hall, a member of the Second Class Petty Officers Association. It was a day to celebrate the midpoint of the deployment and I am looking forward to the second half of deploy ment. Sailors Re-Qualify For Armed Watch StandingSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the guided-missile frig ate USS Underwood (FFG 36) re-qualified as armed sentries, July 26. Approximately 75 Sailors received the annu al training that consisted of a classroom phase and a hands-on phase. The training is the armed sentry qualifi cation course for ship board personnel, said Fire Controlman 2nd Class Viacheslav Svirsky, an anti-terrorism train ing supervisor aboard Underwood. Basically [the class room phase] goes over everything from nonlethal weapons, use of force, and deadly force to force protection mea sures. Its the essen tial qualification for the armed watch stander aboard a U.S. Navy vessel. The second phase of training entailed handson training with oleores in capsicum (OC) spray, baton defense and attack strikes, and mechanical advantage control holds (MACH). My favorite part is seeing how they actually go from being scared or worried about whether they can handle the OC and then as theyre going through the actual fightthrough course, seeing their confidence lev els come up and real izing that they can do it, said Master-at-Arms 1st Class William Tredick, Underwoods chief mas ter at arms and anti-ter rorism training supervi sor. Since this is their re-qualification they dont get a direct spray from the can. There will be a rag that well spray OC on and wipe their eyes with while their eyes are closed. I have them open their eyes, and I ask them how many fingers Im hold ing up and then theyll go through five different sta tions. The stations consist of a variety of close com bat scenarios. The par ticipants must demon strate competence in several areas, including takedowns, submission moves, and tactical baton utilization for both offen sive and defensive situa tions. It seemed a lot worse the first time when it was level one, and they actu ally sprayed us in the eyes, said Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Keith. I think its good that we do this training. It really helps me maintain confidence in my non-lethal combat skills. Above all else, I want everybody to know their non-lethal options and how to properly employ them so that if any situ ation arises where they need to use them, they know what to use, what level to use them at and most importantly that they dont go straight for their gun as their first resort, said Svirsky. It should never be their first resort. I just want them to know their options and how to properly use them. Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Jaymes Linenkohl (above) uses a mock two take down technique on Master at Arms 1st Class (SW) William Tredick after being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) on the forecastle of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during an OC requali fication. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. Quartermaster 3rd Class David Collins (center) uses a baton to defend himself from a mock attack by Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Davidson (left) and Hull Technician 3rd Class Trevon Randle aboard USS Underwood. Yeoman 1st Class (SW/AW) Justen Davis (front right) and Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW) Tommy Haynes (back right) serve food to Sailors during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in sup port of Southern Seas 2012. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsEngineman 2nd Class (SW) Zachary White (left) and Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Dray Helms loosen bolts as they prepare to remove the endbell from the diesel genera tor in auxiliary machine room three of USS Underwood. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulLogistics Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Brent Bishop (center) observes Hull Technician 3rd Class Trevon Randle (left) and Damage Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Nicholas Brown transport a P-100 water pump while aboard USS Underwood during a damage control exercise. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsBoatswain's Mate 2nd Class (SW) Joshua Singleton uses a megaphone as he gives com mands to Sailors lowering the rigid-hull inflatable boat over the side of USS Underwood.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsLt. Mathew Nunez, the damage control assistant, address es Sailors during a debrief on the mess deck following a damage control training exercise.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSeaman Derek Sinor mans a sound powered phone as he reviews a damage control diagram during a damage con trol training exercise aboard USS Underwood.

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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. Featuring DJ Tom. Food, giveaways, prizes, bev erage specials and more.270-7205 Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 20: Mens Summer Basketball Begins Season ends Oct. 18. 270-5451 Aug. 21: 7v7 Fall Soccer Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 270-5451. Aug. 22: 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. Sponsored by the NS Mayport CPO Selectees. For tickets, call (904) 270-5431. Aug. 24: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by Aug. 16. 2705451 Aug 24: Shiver Me Timbers Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Rock Band LIFT. Come dressed in your best pirate costume. Prizes for best costume, most original and best couple. Food, giveaways, Open Mic with band, bev erage specials and more. 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 MWRAug. 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 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. 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. Come and pick up your derby car & register for the big race. 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. Featuring DJ Tom. Food, giveaways, prizes, bev erage specials and more.270-7205 Aug. 15: Ping-Pong Tournament. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 17: St. Johns Town Center Shopping. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation only. FREE Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13). LIBERTY 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning This 45-minute indoor cycling class will enhance your speed and strength and burn mega calories without compromising joint health. Good for all fitness levels. Meets at the back of the temp Gym weightroom. Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Youll stay cool while gaining strength and endurance. Our aqua fit ness program includes shallow, deep, resistance and Aqua Therapy class es. Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy Command fitness class es are designed for groups of all sizes and all fitness levels. Make the mundane Command PT more moti vating with the help of Mayports certified Navy Fitness Instructors. The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull-up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional programming that will take your work out to the next level. MWR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 7

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USS The Sullivans Celebrates Leaders USS The SullivansThe dedication and ser vice of three Sailors from USS The Sullivans were acknowledged July 8, when Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific announced the recipi ents of the annual Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. Crypotologic Technician Technical 1st Class Jakob Chauvin, Senior Chief Fire Controlman Michael Poole, and Lt.j.g. Megan Lissy each received the distinguished award, which recognizes the highest excellence in leadership across the entire surface fleet, Atlantic and Pacific. Each one of the award winners has had a signifi cant and positive impact throughout the ship, said Cmdr. Samuel de Castro, executive officer of USS The Sullivans. I am inspired by their efforts and the example they set for the crew. Continuing to excel, Crypotologic Technician Technical 1st Class Jakob Chauvin is currently at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon his commission ing, he will join the officer corps as an Intelligence Officer. This recognition is the culmination of a year spent predomi nantly at sea. USS The Sullivans returned May 22 from a seven month Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic will present award tro phies to the honorees later this year. NMCRS Thanks Fund Drive Volunteers-Photos by Ensign Lily PowersNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society Mayport Director Bill Kennedy presents Certificates of Appreciation to repre sentatives from NS Mayports various commands who participated in the NMCRS2012 Active Duty Fund Drive on July 23. These Sailors raised more than $244,000 during the drive. Mayport NEX employees were also hon ored for their fundraising efforts. They sold coupons for two days at the NEX and collected more than $5,000 for the cause. Kennedy and NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, present the certificates to the various command representatives. DoD Approves NATO Medals For Africa, Libya OperationsFrom DoD The Department of Defense announced today the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa and the NATO Medal for Operations and Activities in Libya have been approved for accep tance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DoD civilian personnel. NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa for service in direct support of one of the following operations or activities: Council-approved NATO support activities in rela tion to the African Union PROVIDER PROTECTOR SHIELD NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Libya for service in direct support of the following operation: PROTECTOR Individuals awarded the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa or for Libya should consult with their personnel offices for more information on eli gibility or to update their personnel files. For a list of the NATO medals that have been authorized for acceptance and wear by U.S. ser vice members, see DoD Manual 1348.33, Manual of Military Decorations and Awards, Volume 3. sion will also be evaluat ed. E8 and E9 Sailors may be chosen to fill vacant E-7, E-8 or E-9 billets, and E-7 Sailors may be chosen to fill vacant E-8 billets. As detailers will attempt to fill all billets using vol untary measures first, CPOs should consider applying for the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, which provides several incen tives, including geographic choice or stability and High Year Tenure waiver consideration. Also, depending on rating, paygrade and skills, sea duty incentive pay may also be available. We understand that the force management decisions we make direct ly affect the careers and lives of our Sailors and their families, said Kurta. Our goal is to cause the least amount of disrup tion to the careers of our Sailors and their families, while ensuring the Fleet has the manning required to remain mission-ready. Fleet readiness require ments will ultimately be the guiding factor in Sailor assignments. Commands will have the opportunity to request a Flag review for extenuat ing circumstances.. From Page 1Leadership 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Hu City Makes 2nd Stop In Souda BayUSS Hu City PAOUSS Hu City (CG 66) visited Crete for the sec ond port visit of her 20122013 Eisenhower Strike Group deployment. Sailors were able to enjoy the beaches, sites, and food of the nearby town of Chania and had a chance to shop at the Navy Exchange at NSA Souda Bay. It was a good time, said Fire Controlman 3rd Class Brian Williams. I definitely can see why it was one of my dads favor ite ports while he was in the Navy. MWR tours afforded Sailors the opportunity to visit a world-renowned beach at Elafonisi Island or enjoy a fine Cretan din ner and have dance lessons. The Cretan dancing was hilarious! claimed Ensign Anastasia Abid. The guys did a dance from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I couldnt stop laughing. Along with the fun, however, came some interesting cultural idio syncrasies that were all Greek to the crew. Captain Dan Uhls, for instance, claimed that never before in his dozens of previous port visits had he seen the exotic exfo liation he witnessed in Chania. For 10 Euro [$12], he said, you can put your feet into a fish tank for 15 minutes and the fish eat the dead skin off of them. Can anyone explain that one? The visit to Crete cer tainly was an enjoyable one. The time between the visit to this Greek island and the next port likely will be long, but the memories from the trip, -even of those events which were a bit odd will last even longer. -Photo by MC1 Nathanael MillerThe guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) transits the Suez Canal. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support mis sions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hu City Joins Italian Fleet For War Games USS Hu CityUSS Hu City (CG 66) participated in an inter national passing exercise (PASSEX) on July 9, while transiting through the Mediterranean Sea, just weeks after embarking on their deployment to the Persian Gulf. After a four-day port call to Cannes, France, Hu City received a last minute invitation to engage with the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) in a series of anti-submarine and surface warfare exer cises. The successful ven ture included a maneu vering exercise as well as a photo opportunity com memorating the collabor ative efforts between the two navies. This was a great opportunity for training prior to moving to a for ward area of operations, Lt. Florian Gocht said. It allows us to work with and against other ships, testing our systems and war fighting capability. Hu Citys war fight ing capability covers a wide range of tactical and technological measures, including detecting and engaging targets from sea, air and land. Their tac tics were mostly tested by one of Italys dangerous submarines, an advanced underwater vessel known for its silent movement to avoid detection. For nearly four hours Hu Citys Sonar Technicians, Operation Specialists and air crew coordinated in a game of cat and mouse, resulting in the destruc tion of the Italian craft. It takes a lot to find a submarine like this, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Mary Glover said. Glover stood watch as a supervisor while her team produced the information used to track the subma rine from the air. It isnt one single thing that leads to our track ing of it, and its tough, she said. Theyre pretty sneaky. It has to take the combination of our sonar and air assets to track and persecute that ship. Glover represents a crew seasoned with expe rience in cooperative exercises. However, those that have been through similar evolutions are faced with the respon sibility of training new sailors in what to expect, especially when sailing to a forward deployed area. These kinds of things are long and tedious, Glover said. But theyre great evolutions for the entire anti-sub team. We have new sailors who havent had the chance to engage a real submarine. Theres nothing like going up against the best your first time around. In the past year Hu City engaged in inter national exercises with both the Brazilian and Peruvian navies. June 9 differed, however, because of the lack of any advanced planning. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing, Operational Specialist 2nd Class David Frei said. There a few issues with the coordination. But really it was impressive what we were able to do on such short notice. It was more of a hey youre in the neighborhood kind of thing. Hu City continues their trek east along with other ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG 8), including USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Winston (DDG 81) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, where they are scheduled to remain until early 2013. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 9

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Suddenly the light started moving sporadically and eventually hit the aircraft, said Lt. Fernando Reyes, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40. Everybody thinks of a laser as a small beam of light. Well when that laser is coming from that dis tance, it spreads quite a bit and it was able to light up the entire aircraft. It felt like we had a spotlight on us. It hit me directly in the face while I was at the controls and I was blind ed for approximately two seconds. The news conference was held to raise aware ness to the public and to give faces to the pilots in the aircrew. According to Griswold, the pilots should be viewed as real people living the com munity, not just random faceless strangers. These pilots provide valuable services to the military and the public through surface rescue and medi cal transport missions. Imagine it was one of your family members that they were transporting to the hospital.From Page 1Laser -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeLt. Fernando Reyes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 is interviewed during an aircraft lasing awareness press conference on board Naval Station Mayport. The press conference was held in order to educate the public on the hazards of lasing aircraft. Resident Energy Conservation Program Continues To SucceedFrom Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs OfficeCommander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has found a prov en way to conserve energy and save money through their Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) pilot pro gram in Hawaii. The RECP pilot on Hawaii is a suc cessful energy conservation program. PPV residents on average are reducing their utility consumption and improv ing the sustainability of the PPV project by reducing operating costs. The vast majority of the savings from the RECP project returns to the project to fund housing and neighborhood require ments. The success of RECP in Hawaii is directly related to our service members and their families becoming more aware of the amount of electricity they were consuming, said Vice Admiral William French, Commander, Navy Installations Command. As their awareness increased, families made a conscious choice to curb their utility usage without affecting their quality of life. Hawaii residents, who have already begun live billing, will see their allow able bandwidth decrease from 20 per cent to 10 percent above or below the average normal usage rate beginning on October 1, 2012. RECP began as a pilot program for PPV housing in Navy Region Hawaii in January 1, 2011. The program transfers the responsibility for payment of utili ties from the PPV project to the residents whose homes are individually metered, which is consistent with OSD policy. Since Hawaiis launch of RECP, the Navy PPV project has saved: tricity approximately 10% savings electricity) The Navy could not have achieved these savings if it were not for the coop eration of our PPV residents my hats off to them, said Corky Vazquez, CNIC Housing Program Manager. Our resi dents got onboard with RECP and realized that their quality life did not change while reducing consumption. The money the project does not have to expend on excess utility charges will be reinvested back into our PPV housing communities to improve the quality of homes and neighborhoods. The schedule for the RECP Navy-wide rollout will be in phases. All PPV proj ects will begin live billing in 2013. The tentative rollout schedule for live billing is shown by Region of the country as fol lows (check with the local housing office for more details): 2013 2013 The Navy RECP program was initiated in response to an Office of the Secretary of Defense established requirement for PPV projects to transfer responsibility for payment of utilities to the residents. The program requires homes to be individu ally metered for utilities and initially will focus on electricity and gas usage. CNIC research indicates residents reduce utili ties usage when they are responsible for the payment of utilities separate from their rent. For specific information about RECP and specific information pertaining to an installation, contact your local Navy housing office. A master list of all Navy installation housing offices is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/housing. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Keeping Count-Photo by MC1 William TownsendCmdr. Donald Jackson, Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, introduc es senior Saudi naval store keepers to the U.S. Navys way of conducting logistics. On July 25, the store keepers toured USS The Sullivan (DDG 68) to observe the U.S. Navy conducting maintenance and other logistic tasks.Practicing Gun Safety-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsU.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Dana Schmitt, a precision aerial marksman assigned to law enforcement detachment (LEDET) 107, performs a safety function check of a mounted M240 machine gun before flight operations with an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 11

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CNRSE Dispatch Center Receives Special Achievement Award Region Southeast Public AffairsThe Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) Regional Dispatch Center (RDC) received a Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Award at the Economic and Social Research Institute International User Conference in San Diego July 25. The awards are given annully to organizations that demonstrate vision, leadership, hardwork and innovative use of GIS technology, Esri President Jack Dangermond said. Each year, the awards highlight extraordinary achievements and efforts to improve our world. At Esri, we are always deep ly impressed with the innovation of our users. This recognition is well deserved for how theyve applied geospatial tech nology to address the needs of their industries and communities, he said. In 2008, the RDC became one of the first dispatch centers in the Navy to use Esri ArcGIS technology to facilitate effective and efficient dispatching of emergen cy first responders. With ArcGIS, emergency calls are received at the RDC, where a location-based GIS system pinpoints the location of the emergen cy, integrates it with the locations of first respond ers and filters out the closest units to ensure the timeliest response. During the past six months, the RDC team has collaborated with the Duval County and City of Jacksonville 911 teams to establish valid building addresses for Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and Naval Station (NS) Mayport. These efforts will facili tate the use of the system at installations through out the Southeast Region and were a major factor leading to the award, RDC Supervisor Tom Fasanello said. The NRSE NERMS (Navy Emergency Response Management System) project exempli fies geospatial collabo ration and information sharing, he said. The award is really a result of the tremendous col laboration that has exist ed between NRSE, the NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) GeoReadiness Center and the installation Public Works Department and fire and security pro grams. According to Jonathan King, a 911 emergency dispatcher at the RDC, GIS technology has become crucial to a time ly emergency response. With GIS services, the dispatchers are provid ed a service that can cut down first response times by seconds and possibly minutes, he said. It is critical for first respond ers to be provided with an accurate location, and GIS gives dispatchers and first responders an advan tage by giving a visual of 911 callers locations within seconds of geo graphical verification. The NRSE team plans to implement the system on board 13 insallations by mid 2013, maximizing dispatch efficiency and minimizing response time throughout the region, Fasanello said. The ultimate goal is to exploit technology and procedures for the pro tection of our installation personnel and their fami lies, facilities and fleet assets, he said. In the end, its hoped that the street addressing and GIS work being pioneered in the Southeast Region will become the enterprise standard for installations Navywide. The RDC currently dis patches for five instal lations, including NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, Naval Support Activity Panama City, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and NAS Meridian. Residents at these loca tions will continue to dial 911 for emergency ser vices after the 2013 imple mentation. For those installa tions yet to consolidate, instructions for emergen cy notification procedures will be distributed prior to any changes. -Photo by MC1 Greg JohnsonDoraliz Rodriguez works at a dispatch station in the Navy Region Southeast Regional Dispatch Center. Mayport MOAA Third Annual Flag Essay ContestFrom Mayport MOAA ChapterMayport Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held an eighth grade flag essay contest to enhance patriotism and respect for the national emblem. Alexis Storey of Duncan Fletcher Middle School and Katelyn James of Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School are the winners of $100 for authoring a 300 word essay: What the Flag Means to Me. Each teacher of the winners also received a $100 gift certificate from MOAA to Teachers Aide, a school supply store. Kristen Todd, Duncan Fletcher and Samuel Braza, Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School each received $50, as the run ners-up. One hundred and 50 students participated this year. Fourteen essay finalists were read to the Mayport MOAA board of directors. They judged the essays on originality, sym bolism, and whether the stu dents included personal exam ples of what the flag means to them. In addition to the honor of winning the essay contest, Alexia Storey, Katelyn James and their parents heard the essays read before the members of the Mayport Chapter at its June 24 brunch meeting, where they were honored guests. The meeting was held at the Naval Station Mayport Ocean Breeze Conference Center. -Photo submitted by Mayport MOAAWinners of the Mayport MOAA eighth grade flag essay contest are Katlyn James and Alexia Storey. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Mayport Recognizes Outstanding Civilians -Photos by BMSN Ashley MonroeAbove left, Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane congratulates Percy Williams of Security after he is chosen as Naval Station Mayport Civilian Employee of the Quarter (2nd Quarter) during a luncheon July 24 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Williams wife also joined him during the presentation. Above right, employee of the quarter nominees during the luncheon. Nominees include, front row Patricia Livingstone of PWD, Williams, Patricia Hoffman of MWR. Back row, Thomas Wheeler of Air Ops/Ground Electronics, Mark Anderson of IT Department, and William Strickland of Fire/Emergency Services.FFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Aug. 2, 10-11 a.m. Craft Hour (during Tottle Tyme), USO Aug. 6-9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 7, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, Banking and Financial Services, FFSC Room 702 Aug. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Aug. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Troops to Teachers, FFSC Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Aug. 13, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., SAPR Initial Victim Advocate Training NAS Jax Chapel Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses FFSC Room 719 Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building 1, Room 104 Aug. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-noon, Money and the Move FFSC Room 702 Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. Aug. 20-23, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 22, 11-12:40 p.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Room 702 Aug. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Keeping Count-Photo by Paige GnannMayport PSD Director Al Iannacone, left, receives a Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Regional Director John Kelly last week for his efforts to maintain the Mayport as one of the top Personnel Support Detachments within the Southeast Region. TA Program Gets RedesignFrom DoDPresident Obama announced the launch of the redesigned Transition Assistance Program developed by an interagency team from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, and Homeland Security as well as the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration on July 23. The revamped program, called Transition GPS, is the first major overhaul of the transition assis tance program for mili tary members in nearly 20 years. One of our funda mental responsibili ties as a government is to properly prepare and support those serving in our military so they are career ready as they tran sition back into civilian life. With this new initia tive, we can better ensure veterans receive the care, benefits and employ ment services they have earned, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 13



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com USS De Wert Commemorates War of 1812Some Head Back To Sea EarlyFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsIn order to meet the near-term critical manning needs of the Fleet, the Navy will curtail shore duty for select Sailors that have the required skills needed at sea, Navy officials announced in NAVADMIN 227/12, released July 26. This Limited Directed Detailing ini tiative is part of the Navys coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experi ence levels and skill sets into high-priority Fleet billets. To respond to real-world events, Navy deployment schedules have changed, resulting in a greater need to quickly fill near-term, critical billets afloat. To meet this need, during the next few months the Navy will detail selected Sailors back to operational sea duty early. The lim ited directed detailing initiative will target between 200-400 Sailors who have the required skills, leadership and experience needed at sea now to improve manning on Navys imminent deploy ers. Were working aggressively to ful fill the demand signal from the Fleet to achieve fit and to match Sailors with the right skill sets in sea-going billets, said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk. We use a variety of long-term and voluntary initiatives to support our sea-going force. Now, while these actions begin to take traction, weve determined that we need to take additional measures to reduce these gaps at sea. Limited directed detailing is meant to be an interim policy to further improve fleet manning and readiness by filling critical jobs at sea with the right Sailors. In most ratings, this action will only impact a few Sailors. -Photo by MC2 Tony D. CurtisCryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Franklin Jones, left, and Information Systems Technician Seaman Nathan Counts, lower the American flag for evening colors during a reception aboard Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS DeWert (FFG 45). DeWert, Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) and Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) are visiting cities in America and Canada to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. See Sea Duty, Page 3CPO Early Return To Provide Fleet With Needed Senior Enlisted LeadersFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsIn order to ensure high priority senior enlisted leader ship positions are manned in the Fleet, the Navy is updating E-7 to E-9 detail ing business rules, officials announced in NAVADMIN 230/12, released July 26. The CPO Early Return to Sea program is part of the Navys coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-pri ority Fleet billets. Under the program, the Navy will cur tail the shore duty of select ed senior enlisted Sailors of ranks E-7 to E-9, and detail them back to sea to fill operational billets that cannot be filled by rotating Sailors. This program is an update to the previous CPO to Sea program, and is designed to ensure high-priority, senior leadership positions at sea are manned for operational readiness. Our Fleet needs senior Sailors who have the right skills and leadership expe rience to meet our critical at-sea missions, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Plans and Policy. The CPO Early Return to Sea program will help us ensure critical senior enlisted lead ership is where we need it most. Except to meet the most critical operational require ments, only Sailors who have completed at least 24 months of shore duty at the time of transfer will be considered for early return to sea. The Navy will only involuntarily curtail a Sailors shore duty orders to fill a needed requirement when there are no available chief petty offi cers (CPOs) in the projected rotation date (PRD) window and there are no excess per sonnel on sea duty within the geographic area that can be reassigned. To minimize the number of CPOs impacted, detailers will fill as many high priority sea duty billets as possible by fully utilizing the authorized transfer window, including moving Sailors three months prior to, or four months beyond their PRD month. Candidates will be select ed based on various factors including length of time on shore; recent advance ment; fleet experience; NEC/ skills held; type of previous sea duty; and remaining OBLISERV. Impact on the shore duty commands mis Loading Up For More-Photo by MC2 Terrence SirenThe aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), left, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), right, conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). See Leadership, Page 8 Watch Where You Point Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastA press conference was held July 24 on board Naval Station Mayport in order inform the public about mul tiple aircraft lasing inci dents within the region. Lasing, or the act of pointing a laser at an aircraft and its occupants, is extremely danger ous and against the law. Lasing can temporarily blind an aircrafts pilot and can cause perma nent eye damage, even from a distance. Lasing aircraft is not only dangerous, its ille gal. Its a third degree felony, which is punish able by up to five years in prison, stated Lt. Cheryl Griswold, aero medical-safety officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic Fleet. Its a second degree felony if some one is injured due to a lasing incident. During the press con ference, pilots talked about their personal experiences with aircraft lasing and expressed the importance of increas ing community aware ness on the subject. I was flying off the coast at night, about a mile out at 500 feet and I saw a green light com ing from the coastline. It seemed like a light house, but there was something odd about it. See Laser, Page 10

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, It is my great pleasure to announce the selections for Sailors of the Quarter, Third Quarter FY 12. As always, com petition was especially keen during this quarter and each department can be justifiably proud of their candidates. I am incredibly proud of each and every nominee and am in AWE of your accomplishments as we support the warfighting arm of the Fleet and continue to grow lead ers. The selections are: SSOQ: EN1 Lavaris Dunnon SOQ: SH2 Jose Rivera JSOQ: MA3 Harley Lowe BJOQ: MASN Sharon Speegle Congratulations to our Employee of the Second Quarter Percy Williams from our Security Department, and all of our nominees, Patricia Livingstone (PWD), Tom Wheeler (AIR OPS), Patricia Hoffman (MWR), Mark Anderson (IT), Susan Rucker (FFSC) and William Strickland (Fire), for all your hard work and dedication. Thanks for all that you do every day! BRAVO ZULU and congratulations on a job exceptionally well done by everyone! Huge event on our horizon as the Secretary of the Navy has selected us to host the Nov. 9 Navy-Marine Corps Classic Basketball Game. The game will be played on board USS Bataan (LHD 5) and accompany ing the Bataan as a representational Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) will be USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). The game will feature a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matchup between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. This game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular season for both teams and is one of the high light events of a week in Jacksonville honoring military members and their families. This event reaffirms the Navys long-term partnership with the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding com munity and we are standing by to make this exceptional opportunity to show Navy pride on a national level. The Bataan ARG is a representation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be home ported here beginning the last quarter of calendar year 2013. By serving 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 indus trial base. Decisions about pregame activities, ticket distribution and seating configu ration have yet to be finalized. As you can imagine, there will be tons of mov ing parts to make this happen, and your support is certainly appreciated. Stand by for more, as we work with the city of Jacksonville to put on this amazing event. We have the A-team planning as we speak! Very happy to welcome U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant to our basin on Aug. 3, as they make a permanent home port change here. Valiant is a multimission medium endurance cutter that specializes in search and rescue, maritime law enforcement and national defense operations. They will be a wel comed addition to our operations and the Mayport team. Many extra folks will be on station Aug. 4, as we welcome USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for a brief port stop here to pick up tigers. Please drive extra safe as you make your way around the base. Speaking of driving safe, school starts Aug. 20, and time to be watchful of school buses and kids at our crosswalks. Hats off to USS Nicholas (FFG 47), embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and every single agency involved in the capture and offload of more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport on July 17. This seizure kept more than 7.2 Million doses of cocaine off the streets of the United States. The seized contraband was a result of USS Nicholas conducting counter transnational organized crime (CTOC) and counter drug operations through out the Caribbean Sea, Eastern Atlantic and Western Pacific Oceans surrounding Central and South America in support of Operation Martillo. During the 175 day deployment, Nicholas conducted a combination of six disruptions. Thanks to our own Fourth Fleet, Coast Guard and base PAO shops for beating the media drum for well-deserved local and national attention for this significant bust. From our local news folks to CNNs Wolf Blitzer, the story was told of how this contraband was kept off the streets thanks to the hammer of Operation Martillo. The Navys focus on sexual assault is still front and center and needs our daily attention. On average two of our shipmates are sexually assaulted daily throughout the fleet..one is too many. Take advantage of all the resources we have at our Fleet and Family Support Center, and sound off if you, or someone else has been sexually assaulted in any way shape or form. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) hotline number is 563-1254. CPO selection board results will hit the streets very soon. This milestone is sig nificant and I look forward to hopefully many selected Chiefs. Your leadership, experience and deck plate mentorship is extremely important to our Sailors and your responsibility will increase tenfold. I know all of you are up for the challenge. Thanks to each of you for bringing your hard work and professionalism each day through our gates. Be safe and keep sending those suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSEnrollment is the first step on the journey. Its the beginning of an excit ing time for the family. Preparation is the key to making enrollment suc cessful. Florida laws for educating children are very specific. All children must attend school until they reach the age of 16. This is Florida law. If your children will be enrolling in a Duval County Public School, all of the information youll need for enroll ment can be found on the DCPS website at www. duvalschools.org. Click on the parent tab in the center, then scroll down to How to Enroll. The following is a summary of the timely informa tion available on this site which includes every thing from lunch menus to school schedules to upto-date enrollment infor mation. SCHOOL SITE LOCATOR: A students street address deter mines the school of attendance, unless the student has exercised a school choice option. Every residential address has a School Feeder Pattern, which assigns students to an Elementary School (Kindergarten through Grade 5) Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: cal (school-entry health exam) performed within one year of the date of enrollment. address. immunizations (Florida certification of immunization, DH Form 690) or an exemption. Grade Students: certified birth record. Acceptable birth records include the following: -original certified birth record; -duly attested Certificate of Baptism; -insurance policy on the childs life that has been in force for at least two years; -affidavit of age sworn by parent and signed by a public health official; -passport or certificate of arrival in the United States indicating the age of the child; or -academic transcript with record of age in the childs school, stating the DOB. ACADEMIC RECORDS: When a child has been enrolled in another school district, parents are asked to provide the latest report card from that district and transcript if applicable. OPTIONAL: a Social Security number. Federal law does NOT allow schools to require a social security number for school enrollment. BUS INFORMATION: State law requires bus transportation for stu dents who live two miles or more from the schools Enrolling In A Duval Public SchoolJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingDuring my 2008 deployment to Iraq I served at the Chapel of Hope aboard Camp Fallujah. The sign for the chapel read, Hope is a Force Multiplier. Hope! Hope indeed is a very powerful word for those who serve in harms way. For Sailors, it should be interesting to note, that a common symbol for hope is an anchor. In fact, everytime I see an anchor, I think of hope. Now, we have all used expressions with the word hope in it: I hope this works out; I hope I make it; I hope it is not over. Websters Dictionary defines hope as to expect with confidence. Another defines hope as the active, positive expectation of something in the future. Without it, much of what we do in life to face the future and the unknown would be impossible. At times in the midst of overwhelming odds, it is the only thing that people can hold on to. Its not necessarily tangible, it is No Matter What The Struggle, Always HopeLt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSChapel 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 dif ferent 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 per formance 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 fur ther information. not necessarily easy to define, but it comes from deep within the heart. Unfortunately, it is in our hearts that we are often disappointedmar riages fail; people stab us in the back; things we expect to turn out well dont; tragedy strikes; a death in the familyand so on. Soon the optimism for life is shrouded with the dark clouds of pes simism, negativity and doubt. When we have been burned by the circumstances of life, it is real easy to lose hope. Sometimes we think hope has failed us. So we guard our hearts, build walls, and while we have relationships and friendships, our heart remains closed to others and to God. Sometimes we even blame God. At our lowest lows we are left with a choice: turn to cynicism and despon dency or place our hope in someone bigger than our circumstances or ourselves. Hope is one of the three spiritual virtues God speaks of along with faith and love. This kind of hope goes beyond wish ful thinking and into the realm of providential possibilities. It brings us to a place where we no longer define our lives and our future by the circum stances around us, but instead seeing our future in the hands of a loving and sovereign God who created you for a reason and a purpose. Feeling hopeless about anything? Things not going as planned in your life? Things falling apart? Are you successful but still feel empty? In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul states that God is the source of all hope. In fact his prayer is that the God of hope, will fill you with all joy and peace in beleiving, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13). No matter what bind you find yourself in, turn to God, and there you will find hope.See SLO, Page 3 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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they currently attend. Bus stop information will also be found in the How to Enroll sec tion. The school district also provides special bus services for students in Exceptional Education programs, regardless of distance under spe cific guidelines. For more information, con tact the Transportation Department at 904-8586200. MILITARY DEPENDENT CHOICE OPTION: Florida Statutes provide that dependent children of active duty military personnel who otherwise meet the eligi bility criteria for special academic programs shall be given first preference for admission to such programs even if the program is being offered through a public school other than the school to which the student would gener ally be assigned. However, the district will follow class size restrictions, as detailed in the Class Size Amendment to the Florida Constitution, in the placement of eligible military dependent stu dents. No students will be placed in a school or program that causes a class to exceed class size for that grade thus placing that school out of compliance with state law. Go to www. magnetprograms.com or www.duvalchoice.com or contact the School Choice Office at (904) 390-2082 for answers to additional questions. JOHN M. MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: This is a statewide program for students with disabili ties who are not mak ing adequate progress in the current school. A public or private school may be selected, and the State will provide funding for a private school. The student must have been classified as an ESE stu dent (not gifted) with a current IEP or a 504 Plan for the 2011-2012 school though not necessarily in a Florida public school. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or questions about enrolling in another local school district, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.From Page 1Sea DutyWhite House Communications Agency Recruits Mayport Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment SoutheastThe White House Communications Agency (WHCA) arrived at Naval Station Mayport to recruit the best and brightest from the Navy. Interested Sailors attended a brief about the program at Afloat Training Group auditorium to receive more information regard ing the program. Were looking for high speed, qualified Sailors to serve the president. I think this is a great assignment and I cant think of another that is as rewarding as this one, stated Yeoman 1st Class Jerome Taruc, leading petty officer recruiter for WHCA. You directly support the president. Communications are crit ical in todays society and we help the president in regards to that. We try to make his job easier and were always with him. WHCA provides pre mier communication systems that enable the president and the presi dential staff to lead the Nation efficiently. The Agency provides world wide audiovisual, voice, and data communications support for the president, vice president, presiden tial emissaries, White House staff, the United States Secret Service, and others as directed by the White House Military Office. The Sailor that were looking for is an inde pendent Sailor; one that doesnt need supervision. They must be mature and a quick thinker that can adjust on the spot, explained Taruc. This is a very motivated assign ment and if youre look ing for something new, this is it. Depending on what youre looking for, this could be the most satisfying assignment in the Navy. All interested candidates need to apply. WHCA members come from all services, with varied levels of experience and multiple specialties. Members assigned to WHCA will provide direct service to the in-town mission or on a travel team. I think it is a great career opportunity; while in the Navy and even after the Navy. Working for the commander in chief is easily the most intriguing aspect of this job and I know it prob ably will be challenging, but thats expected, said Information Systems Technician 1st Class Rodney Nutter. Ive already told my fam ily about going to the interview and they were already telling me how proud they are of me. I know an assignment like this would make them very proud. This is as good as it gets for my rate and I cant think of any thing better than working for the president. The benefits of the assignment are tremen dous. The agency offers technical training and hands on experiences that are definite career build ers. WHCA members will be required to operate in a fast pace, dynamic environment that requires a team of dedicated, highly competent professionals. Under the limited directed detailing initia tive, Sailors who have completed a minimum of 24 months on shore duty may be contacted by their detailer and directed back to a sea duty assignment prior to their projected rotation date. Sailors who have been on shore duty the longest will generally be considered first for limited directed detailing. Whenever possible, geographic stability will be maintained if desired by the selected Sailor. Additionally, Sailors who are impacted by this directed detailing initia tive will receive lump sum monetary compensation. Sailors that already possess a required Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) will be chosen for directed detailing unless training is available and can be completed prior to the Sailors required reporting date. While no shore commands or spe cific billets are exempt from limited directed detailing, Sailors currently filling selected billets or assigned to certain com mands will be consid ered after all others, as specified in NAVADMIN 227/12. From Page 2SLO Fight Cancer.St. Jude is working to defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. A CFC Participant provided as a public service. Providing Help. Creating Hope. Catholic Charities USA 1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org A CFC participant. Provided as a public service THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 Volunteers Clean Up Mayport Nature Trail Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastSailors stationed on board Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport came together in order to help the base and the local community by restoring the Mayport nature trail to a safe and operational state July 20. Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Curt Mason led an ambitious and driven working party with the soul purpose of restoring the trail to pristine condition. The trail had been near ly unusable after a barrage of storms hit the Mayport area over the last couple of months. We are cleaning up the nature trail due to the fact that it has been neglected. There have been couple storms that have come through. Trees have fallen down and plants are overgrown. Were out here as a team to clean up this mess, said Mason. Teamwork was key as Sailors focused on the task at hand from running heavy equipment to those who dragged branches off the trail. This trail was covered with branches from the tropical storms and no one took care of it, so were here to clean it up. This is a place where people come to enjoy themselves and get away from the world. Look at all the trees, its so peaceful and beautiful here, said Air Traffic Controller Airman Beret Dunn. The team worked their way down the trail, cutting away branches and debris that cov ered the trail. I bring my kids out here at least once a week. We had our family pictures done here and I mean its beautiful out here! Im getting ready to transfer so its nice to be able to give back, said Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Nathan Surratt. Through their diligent effort, sweat and dedication, these Sailors helped to ensure that the trail is a cleaner and safer environment for everyone to enjoy. Air-Traffic Controller 2nd Class Crystal Parker picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller Airman Jillian Bass helps clean up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller 1st Class Brian Polk uses a chain saw to cut up a fallen tree in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Parker rakes up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jose Rivera picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Air-Traffic Controller 2nd Class Nathan Surratt and his daughter picks up debris in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail.-Photos by MC2 Salt CebeVolunteers teamed up in an effort to restore the Mayport nature trail. Sailors stationed on board Naval Station Mayport came together to help the base and the local community by restoring the nature trail.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 5 Underwood Celebrates Halfway PointSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class guidedmissile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) cel ebrated the halfway mark of its final deployment, July 28. Underwood left its homeport of Mayport, Florida, April 23, for a scheduled 6-month deployment. We have been out here for a while, said Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) David Ratcliffe, the senior enlisted naviga tor aboard Underwood. Reaching the halfway point of this deployment is a big accomplishment in that some of us have been away from our families for a while, but we still do our jobs with the utmost professionalism. For the last three months, non-qualified Sailors worked on earn ing their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins. To date, eight Sailors have received their qualification while on deploy ment. I am proud of the Sailors who put in the hard work to get their ESWS pins, and I know that there are more of them working on that to get their pins too, said Boatswains Mate 1st Class (SW) Dmitry Spiridonov, the direc tor of the ESWS program aboard Underwood. I expect many more of our Sailors to get their ESWS pins during the second half of the deployment. The First Class Petty Officers Association host ed a steel beach picnic for the crew during lunch to commemorate the half way point. They grilled hot dogs and hamburg ers and played music for entertainment on the flight deck of Underwood. I think the crew deserves a little break from all of the hard work that they have been doing on this deployment, said Master-at-Arms 1st Class (SW) William Tredick, the command master-at-arms aboard Underwood and a member of the First Class Petty Officers Association. Anything we can do to boost the morale of the crew is a good day for all of us. Later in the day, the Second Class Petty Officers Association host ed an IHOP-style din ner with breakfast items that included homemade waffles. We wanted to give the crew a break from the usual dinners we have every day and give them something that is like a taste of home, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brent Hall, a member of the Second Class Petty Officers Association. It was a day to celebrate the midpoint of the deployment and I am looking forward to the second half of deployment. Sailors Re-Qualify For Armed Watch StandingSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the guided-missile frig ate USS Underwood (FFG 36) re-qualified as armed sentries, July 26. Approximately 75 Sailors received the annual training that consisted of a classroom phase and a hands-on phase. The training is the armed sentry qualifi cation course for ship board personnel, said Fire Controlman 2nd Class Viacheslav Svirsky, an anti-terrorism train ing supervisor aboard Underwood. Basically [the class room phase] goes over everything from nonlethal weapons, use of force, and deadly force to force protection mea sures. Its the essen tial qualification for the armed watch stander aboard a U.S. Navy vessel. The second phase of training entailed handson training with oleores in capsicum (OC) spray, baton defense and attack strikes, and mechanical advantage control holds (MACH). My favorite part is seeing how they actually go from being scared or worried about whether they can handle the OC and then as theyre going through the actual fightthrough course, seeing their confidence lev els come up and real izing that they can do it, said Master-at-Arms 1st Class William Tredick, Underwoods chief mas ter at arms and anti-ter rorism training supervi sor. Since this is their re-qualification they dont get a direct spray from the can. There will be a rag that well spray OC on and wipe their eyes with while their eyes are closed. I have them open their eyes, and I ask them how many fingers Im hold ing up and then theyll go through five different stations. The stations consist of a variety of close com bat scenarios. The par ticipants must demon strate competence in several areas, including takedowns, submission moves, and tactical baton utilization for both offen sive and defensive situa tions. It seemed a lot worse the first time when it was level one, and they actu ally sprayed us in the eyes, said Information Systems Technician 3rd Class David Keith. I think its good that we do this training. It really helps me maintain confidence in my non-lethal combat skills. Above all else, I want everybody to know their non-lethal options and how to properly employ them so that if any situ ation arises where they need to use them, they know what to use, what level to use them at and most importantly that they dont go straight for their gun as their first resort, said Svirsky. It should never be their first resort. I just want them to know their options and how to properly use them. Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Jaymes Linenkohl (above) uses a mock two take down technique on Master at Arms 1st Class (SW) William Tredick after being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) on the forecastle of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during an OC requalification. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. Quartermaster 3rd Class David Collins (center) uses a baton to defend himself from a mock attack by Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Davidson (left) and Hull Technician 3rd Class Trevon Randle aboard USS Underwood. Yeoman 1st Class (SW/AW) Justen Davis (front right) and Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW) Tommy Haynes (back right) serve food to Sailors during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsEngineman 2nd Class (SW) Zachary White (left) and Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Dray Helms loosen bolts as they prepare to remove the endbell from the diesel generator in auxiliary machine room three of USS Underwood. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulLogistics Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Brent Bishop (center) observes Hull Technician 3rd Class Trevon Randle (left) and Damage Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Nicholas Brown transport a P-100 water pump while aboard USS Underwood during a damage control exercise. -Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsBoatswain's Mate 2nd Class (SW) Joshua Singleton uses a megaphone as he gives commands to Sailors lowering the rigid-hull inflatable boat over the side of USS Underwood.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsLt. Mathew Nunez, the damage control assistant, addresses Sailors during a debrief on the mess deck following a damage control training exercise.-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsSeaman Derek Sinor mans a sound powered phone as he reviews a damage control diagram during a damage control training exercise aboard USS Underwood.

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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. Featuring DJ Tom. Food, giveaways, prizes, bev erage specials and more.270-7205 Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Aug. 20: Mens Summer Basketball Begins Season ends Oct. 18. 270-5451 Aug. 21: 7v7 Fall Soccer Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 270-5451. Aug. 22: 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. Sponsored by the NS Mayport CPO Selectees. For tickets, call (904) 270-5431. Aug. 24: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by Aug. 16. 2705451 Aug 24: Shiver Me Timbers Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Rock Band LIFT. Come dressed in your best pirate costume. Prizes for best costume, most original and best couple. Food, giveaways, Open Mic with band, beverage specials and more. 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 MWRAug. 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 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. 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. Come and pick up your derby car & register for the big race. 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. Featuring DJ Tom. Food, giveaways, prizes, bev erage specials and more.270-7205 Aug. 15: Ping-Pong Tournament. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 17: St. Johns Town Center Shopping. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation only. FREE Aug. 17: Outdoor MoviesJourney 2The Mysterious Island (PG13). LIBERTY 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning This 45-minute indoor cycling class will enhance your speed and strength and burn mega calories without compromising joint health. Good for all fitness levels. Meets at the back of the temp Gym weightroom. Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Youll stay cool while gaining strength and endurance. Our aqua fit ness program includes shallow, deep, resistance and Aqua Therapy class es. Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy Command fitness classes are designed for groups of all sizes and all fitness levels. Make the mundane Command PT more motivating with the help of Mayports certified Navy Fitness Instructors. The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull-up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional programming that will take your work out to the next level. MWR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 7

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USS The Sullivans Celebrates Leaders USS The SullivansThe dedication and service of three Sailors from USS The Sullivans were acknowledged July 8, when Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific announced the recipi ents of the annual Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. Crypotologic Technician Technical 1st Class Jakob Chauvin, Senior Chief Fire Controlman Michael Poole, and Lt.j.g. Megan Lissy each received the distinguished award, which recognizes the highest excellence in leadership across the entire surface fleet, Atlantic and Pacific. Each one of the award winners has had a significant and positive impact throughout the ship, said Cmdr. Samuel de Castro, executive officer of USS The Sullivans. I am inspired by their efforts and the example they set for the crew. Continuing to excel, Crypotologic Technician Technical 1st Class Jakob Chauvin is currently at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon his commission ing, he will join the officer corps as an Intelligence Officer. This recognition is the culmination of a year spent predomi nantly at sea. USS The Sullivans returned May 22 from a seven month Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic will present award tro phies to the honorees later this year. NMCRS Thanks Fund Drive Volunteers-Photos by Ensign Lily PowersNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society Mayport Director Bill Kennedy presents Certificates of Appreciation to representatives from NS Mayports various commands who participated in the NMCRS2012 Active Duty Fund Drive on July 23. These Sailors raised more than $244,000 during the drive. Mayport NEX employees were also honored for their fundraising efforts. They sold coupons for two days at the NEX and collected more than $5,000 for the cause. Kennedy and NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, present the certificates to the various command representatives. DoD Approves NATO Medals For Africa, Libya OperationsFrom DoD The Department of Defense announced today the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa and the NATO Medal for Operations and Activities in Libya have been approved for accep tance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DoD civilian personnel. NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa for service in direct support of one of the following operations or activities: Council-approved NATO support activities in rela tion to the African Union PROVIDER PROTECTOR SHIELD NATO awards the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Libya for service in direct support of the following operation: PROTECTOR Individuals awarded the NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa or for Libya should consult with their personnel offices for more information on eli gibility or to update their personnel files. For a list of the NATO medals that have been authorized for acceptance and wear by U.S. ser vice members, see DoD Manual 1348.33, Manual of Military Decorations and Awards, Volume 3. sion will also be evaluat ed. E8 and E9 Sailors may be chosen to fill vacant E-7, E-8 or E-9 billets, and E-7 Sailors may be chosen to fill vacant E-8 billets. As detailers will attempt to fill all billets using vol untary measures first, CPOs should consider applying for the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, which provides several incen tives, including geographic choice or stability and High Year Tenure waiver consideration. Also, depending on rating, paygrade and skills, sea duty incentive pay may also be available. We understand that the force management decisions we make directly affect the careers and lives of our Sailors and their families, said Kurta. Our goal is to cause the least amount of disrup tion to the careers of our Sailors and their families, while ensuring the Fleet has the manning required to remain mission-ready. Fleet readiness require ments will ultimately be the guiding factor in Sailor assignments. Commands will have the opportunity to request a Flag review for extenuating circumstances.. From Page 1Leadership 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Hu City Makes 2nd Stop In Souda BayUSS Hu City PAOUSS Hu City (CG 66) visited Crete for the sec ond port visit of her 20122013 Eisenhower Strike Group deployment. Sailors were able to enjoy the beaches, sites, and food of the nearby town of Chania and had a chance to shop at the Navy Exchange at NSA Souda Bay. It was a good time, said Fire Controlman 3rd Class Brian Williams. I definitely can see why it was one of my dads favorite ports while he was in the Navy. MWR tours afforded Sailors the opportunity to visit a world-renowned beach at Elafonisi Island or enjoy a fine Cretan dinner and have dance lessons. The Cretan dancing was hilarious! claimed Ensign Anastasia Abid. The guys did a dance from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I couldnt stop laughing. Along with the fun, however, came some interesting cultural idio syncrasies that were all Greek to the crew. Captain Dan Uhls, for instance, claimed that never before in his dozens of previous port visits had he seen the exotic exfo liation he witnessed in Chania. For 10 Euro [$12], he said, you can put your feet into a fish tank for 15 minutes and the fish eat the dead skin off of them. Can anyone explain that one? The visit to Crete cer tainly was an enjoyable one. The time between the visit to this Greek island and the next port likely will be long, but the memories from the trip, -even of those events which were a bit odd will last even longer. -Photo by MC1 Nathanael MillerThe guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) transits the Suez Canal. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hu City Joins Italian Fleet For War Games USS Hu CityUSS Hu City (CG 66) participated in an inter national passing exercise (PASSEX) on July 9, while transiting through the Mediterranean Sea, just weeks after embarking on their deployment to the Persian Gulf. After a four-day port call to Cannes, France, Hu City received a last minute invitation to engage with the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) in a series of anti-submarine and surface warfare exer cises. The successful venture included a maneu vering exercise as well as a photo opportunity commemorating the collaborative efforts between the two navies. This was a great opportunity for training prior to moving to a for ward area of operations, Lt. Florian Gocht said. It allows us to work with and against other ships, testing our systems and war fighting capability. Hu Citys war fight ing capability covers a wide range of tactical and technological measures, including detecting and engaging targets from sea, air and land. Their tac tics were mostly tested by one of Italys dangerous submarines, an advanced underwater vessel known for its silent movement to avoid detection. For nearly four hours Hu Citys Sonar Technicians, Operation Specialists and air crew coordinated in a game of cat and mouse, resulting in the destruc tion of the Italian craft. It takes a lot to find a submarine like this, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Mary Glover said. Glover stood watch as a supervisor while her team produced the information used to track the subma rine from the air. It isnt one single thing that leads to our track ing of it, and its tough, she said. Theyre pretty sneaky. It has to take the combination of our sonar and air assets to track and persecute that ship. Glover represents a crew seasoned with experience in cooperative exercises. However, those that have been through similar evolutions are faced with the respon sibility of training new sailors in what to expect, especially when sailing to a forward deployed area. These kinds of things are long and tedious, Glover said. But theyre great evolutions for the entire anti-sub team. We have new sailors who havent had the chance to engage a real submarine. Theres nothing like going up against the best your first time around. In the past year Hu City engaged in inter national exercises with both the Brazilian and Peruvian navies. June 9 differed, however, because of the lack of any advanced planning. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing, Operational Specialist 2nd Class David Frei said. There a few issues with the coordination. But really it was impressive what we were able to do on such short notice. It was more of a hey youre in the neighborhood kind of thing. Hu City continues their trek east along with other ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG 8), including USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Winston (DDG 81) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, where they are scheduled to remain until early 2013. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 9

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Suddenly the light started moving sporadically and eventually hit the aircraft, said Lt. Fernando Reyes, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40. Everybody thinks of a laser as a small beam of light. Well when that laser is coming from that dis tance, it spreads quite a bit and it was able to light up the entire aircraft. It felt like we had a spotlight on us. It hit me directly in the face while I was at the controls and I was blind ed for approximately two seconds. The news conference was held to raise aware ness to the public and to give faces to the pilots in the aircrew. According to Griswold, the pilots should be viewed as real people living the com munity, not just random faceless strangers. These pilots provide valuable services to the military and the public through surface rescue and medi cal transport missions. Imagine it was one of your family members that they were transporting to the hospital.From Page 1Laser -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeLt. Fernando Reyes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 is interviewed during an aircraft lasing awareness press conference on board Naval Station Mayport. The press conference was held in order to educate the public on the hazards of lasing aircraft. Resident Energy Conservation Program Continues To SucceedFrom Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs OfficeCommander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has found a prov en way to conserve energy and save money through their Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) pilot program in Hawaii. The RECP pilot on Hawaii is a suc cessful energy conservation program. PPV residents on average are reducing their utility consumption and improv ing the sustainability of the PPV project by reducing operating costs. The vast majority of the savings from the RECP project returns to the project to fund housing and neighborhood require ments. The success of RECP in Hawaii is directly related to our service members and their families becoming more aware of the amount of electricity they were consuming, said Vice Admiral William French, Commander, Navy Installations Command. As their awareness increased, families made a conscious choice to curb their utility usage without affecting their quality of life. Hawaii residents, who have already begun live billing, will see their allow able bandwidth decrease from 20 per cent to 10 percent above or below the average normal usage rate beginning on October 1, 2012. RECP began as a pilot program for PPV housing in Navy Region Hawaii in January 1, 2011. The program transfers the responsibility for payment of utili ties from the PPV project to the residents whose homes are individually metered, which is consistent with OSD policy. Since Hawaiis launch of RECP, the Navy PPV project has saved: tricity approximately 10% savings electricity) The Navy could not have achieved these savings if it were not for the cooperation of our PPV residents my hats off to them, said Corky Vazquez, CNIC Housing Program Manager. Our resi dents got onboard with RECP and realized that their quality life did not change while reducing consumption. The money the project does not have to expend on excess utility charges will be reinvested back into our PPV housing communities to improve the quality of homes and neighborhoods. The schedule for the RECP Navy-wide rollout will be in phases. All PPV proj ects will begin live billing in 2013. The tentative rollout schedule for live billing is shown by Region of the country as follows (check with the local housing office for more details): 2013 2013 The Navy RECP program was initiated in response to an Office of the Secretary of Defense established requirement for PPV projects to transfer responsibility for payment of utilities to the residents. The program requires homes to be individually metered for utilities and initially will focus on electricity and gas usage. CNIC research indicates residents reduce utilities usage when they are responsible for the payment of utilities separate from their rent. For specific information about RECP and specific information pertaining to an installation, contact your local Navy housing office. A master list of all Navy installation housing offices is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/housing. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Keeping Count-Photo by MC1 William TownsendCmdr. Donald Jackson, Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, introduces senior Saudi naval store keepers to the U.S. Navys way of conducting logistics. On July 25, the store keepers toured USS The Sullivan (DDG 68) to observe the U.S. Navy conducting maintenance and other logistic tasks.Practicing Gun Safety-Photo by MC2 Stuart PhillipsU.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Dana Schmitt, a precision aerial marksman assigned to law enforcement detachment (LEDET) 107, performs a safety function check of a mounted M240 machine gun before flight operations with an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 11

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CNRSE Dispatch Center Receives Special Achievement Award Region Southeast Public AffairsThe Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) Regional Dispatch Center (RDC) received a Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Award at the Economic and Social Research Institute International User Conference in San Diego July 25. The awards are given annully to organizations that demonstrate vision, leadership, hardwork and innovative use of GIS technology, Esri President Jack Dangermond said. Each year, the awards highlight extraordinary achievements and efforts to improve our world. At Esri, we are always deep ly impressed with the innovation of our users. This recognition is well deserved for how theyve applied geospatial tech nology to address the needs of their industries and communities, he said. In 2008, the RDC became one of the first dispatch centers in the Navy to use Esri ArcGIS technology to facilitate effective and efficient dispatching of emergen cy first responders. With ArcGIS, emergency calls are received at the RDC, where a location-based GIS system pinpoints the location of the emergen cy, integrates it with the locations of first respond ers and filters out the closest units to ensure the timeliest response. During the past six months, the RDC team has collaborated with the Duval County and City of Jacksonville 911 teams to establish valid building addresses for Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and Naval Station (NS) Mayport. These efforts will facili tate the use of the system at installations through out the Southeast Region and were a major factor leading to the award, RDC Supervisor Tom Fasanello said. The NRSE NERMS (Navy Emergency Response Management System) project exempli fies geospatial collabo ration and information sharing, he said. The award is really a result of the tremendous col laboration that has exist ed between NRSE, the NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) GeoReadiness Center and the installation Public Works Department and fire and security pro grams. According to Jonathan King, a 911 emergency dispatcher at the RDC, GIS technology has become crucial to a timely emergency response. With GIS services, the dispatchers are provid ed a service that can cut down first response times by seconds and possibly minutes, he said. It is critical for first respond ers to be provided with an accurate location, and GIS gives dispatchers and first responders an advantage by giving a visual of 911 callers locations within seconds of geo graphical verification. The NRSE team plans to implement the system on board 13 insallations by mid 2013, maximizing dispatch efficiency and minimizing response time throughout the region, Fasanello said. The ultimate goal is to exploit technology and procedures for the pro tection of our installation personnel and their families, facilities and fleet assets, he said. In the end, its hoped that the street addressing and GIS work being pioneered in the Southeast Region will become the enterprise standard for installations Navywide. The RDC currently dis patches for five instal lations, including NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, Naval Support Activity Panama City, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and NAS Meridian. Residents at these locations will continue to dial 911 for emergency ser vices after the 2013 implementation. For those installa tions yet to consolidate, instructions for emergen cy notification procedures will be distributed prior to any changes. -Photo by MC1 Greg JohnsonDoraliz Rodriguez works at a dispatch station in the Navy Region Southeast Regional Dispatch Center. Mayport MOAA Third Annual Flag Essay ContestFrom Mayport MOAA ChapterMayport Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held an eighth grade flag essay contest to enhance patriotism and respect for the national emblem. Alexis Storey of Duncan Fletcher Middle School and Katelyn James of Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School are the winners of $100 for authoring a 300 word essay: What the Flag Means to Me. Each teacher of the winners also received a $100 gift certificate from MOAA to Teachers Aide, a school supply store. Kristen Todd, Duncan Fletcher and Samuel Braza, Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School each received $50, as the run ners-up. One hundred and 50 students participated this year. Fourteen essay finalists were read to the Mayport MOAA board of directors. They judged the essays on originality, sym bolism, and whether the stu dents included personal exam ples of what the flag means to them. In addition to the honor of winning the essay contest, Alexia Storey, Katelyn James and their parents heard the essays read before the members of the Mayport Chapter at its June 24 brunch meeting, where they were honored guests. The meeting was held at the Naval Station Mayport Ocean Breeze Conference Center. -Photo submitted by Mayport MOAAWinners of the Mayport MOAA eighth grade flag essay contest are Katlyn James and Alexia Storey. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Mayport Recognizes Outstanding Civilians -Photos by BMSN Ashley MonroeAbove left, Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane congratulates Percy Williams of Security after he is chosen as Naval Station Mayport Civilian Employee of the Quarter (2nd Quarter) during a luncheon July 24 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Williams wife also joined him during the presentation. Above right, employee of the quarter nominees during the luncheon. Nominees include, front row Patricia Livingstone of PWD, Williams, Patricia Hoffman of MWR. Back row, Thomas Wheeler of Air Ops/Ground Electronics, Mark Anderson of IT Department, and William Strickland of Fire/Emergency Services.FFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Aug. 2, 10-11 a.m. Craft Hour (during Tottle Tyme), USO Aug. 6-9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 7, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, Banking and Financial Services, FFSC Room 702 Aug. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Aug. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Troops to Teachers, FFSC Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Aug. 13, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., SAPR Initial Victim Advocate Training NAS Jax Chapel Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m., Resume Writing For Military Spouses FFSC Room 719 Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m., Exceptional Family Member Support Group Building 1, Room 104 Aug. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-noon, Money and the Move FFSC Room 702 Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. Aug. 20-23, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 22, 11-12:40 p.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Room 702 Aug. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Keeping Count-Photo by Paige GnannMayport PSD Director Al Iannacone, left, receives a Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Regional Director John Kelly last week for his efforts to maintain the Mayport as one of the top Personnel Support Detachments within the Southeast Region. TA Program Gets RedesignFrom DoDPresident Obama announced the launch of the redesigned Transition Assistance Program developed by an interagency team from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, and Homeland Security as well as the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration on July 23. The revamped program, called Transition GPS, is the first major overhaul of the transition assis tance program for mili tary members in nearly 20 years. One of our funda mental responsibili ties as a government is to properly prepare and support those serving in our military so they are career ready as they tran sition back into civilian life. With this new initia tive, we can better ensure veterans receive the care, benefits and employ ment services they have earned, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2012 13