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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Blue Angels Are Back At BeachesFrom the city of JacksonvilleThe City of Jacksonville, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, and the cities of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach are proud to present the 2012 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, Oct. 20-21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in Jacksonville Beach. The Sea and Sky Spectacular will be a fun, family-friendly opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the worlds most talented aviators as they pilot highperformance and unique aircrafts along our beautiful coastline, said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. The City of Jacksonville is proud to take part in this great event with numerous community part ners, the Beaches cities and our dedicated Armed Forces members to ensure a quality experience for all. This free event will feature military and civilian flight teams, recruitment displays, interactive and static displays, live entertainment, the MiniBoss Kids Area presented by ACUVUE, Aviator Autographs presented by VyStar Credit Union, food and beverage vendors, and more. Premier Viewing and Corporate Cabana areas will also be offered. In addition, area schools are welcome for field trips from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 to sample the activities, meet with recruiters and view some of the air show practice ses sions. Performers include: the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. U.S. Special Operation Command Parachute Team, Corkey Fornof, Jason Newburg, Red Eagles, Julie Clark, Geico Skytypers, Black Diamond Jet Team, F4UCorsair, F-18 Super Hornet, Legacy Flight, Mike Wiskus, Matt Chapman, Horsemen Fllight Team, F-22 Raptor, Heritage Flight, Michael Goulian, and the U.S. Coast Guard, who will be doing a search and rescue demonstration. Due to extremely lim ited parking availability in Jacksonville Beach, the City Fighting Back Sparking Kids Interest In Fire Safety -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChildren at the Child Development Center Mayport, Fla. gather around Sparky the Fire Dog, a fully animated Dalmatian dog and fire truck robot used to teach children about fire prevention. Firefighters from Naval Station Mayport operated Sparky as they kicked off fire-prevention week. -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of Naval Station Mayport Security, Legal, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) teams join together to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a proclamation signing ceremony held in Building One. Domestic violence is a crime that can affect all age groups, genders, and ranks. FFSC has several resources available to combat domestic violence, including classes, workshops and counseling sessions. For a list of this months FFSC schedule, go to page 11. Get your copy of the Waves of Glory 2012 inside this edition of The Mirror Mayport Clinic Goes PinkFrom StaffNaval Branch Health Clinic Mayport is going pink with its first Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium Oct. 26 in recog nition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All military ID holders are invited put on their favorite pink attire and enjoy pink refresh ments at An Evening In Pink, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clinic. There will be presentations on top ics such as Breast Cancer In a Nut Shell, Mammograms 101, When To Call Your Doctor, etc. There will also be breast self exam training and a Bra decorat ing contest. For more informa tion, contact RN Lemmey at 2704289 or HM1 Rico at 270-4284. Give Blood Oct. 23, Save LivesFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport will host a blood drive in partnership with American Red Cross on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Building 1, Room 104. The blood drive is open to all military and civilian personnel, including dependents. The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all types. This will the last opportunity to give blood on board the instal lation until after the holidays.See Blue Angels, Page 10

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Last week, I signed a proclama tion recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is the per fect time to reinforce the Navys com mitment to eliminating domestic vio lence in our military communities and families. Studies show that domestic vio lence cuts across all age groups, genders and ranks. It happens to men, as well as women and children to Sailors as well as spouses. The effects of domestic violence are felt by the entire commu nity, and is a problem none of us should tolerate. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) works hard to offer pro grams and counseling to help Sailors and their families stop the violence. FFSC offers anger and stress manage ment classes, relationship communica tion classes, and its What About The Kids class to address the children of family violence. Unfortunately, domes tic violence can become a cycle, passed from parent to child and we need to end that now. If you are the victim of domes tic violence or know someone who is, get help now. Check out The Mirror for class schedules and call FFSC at 270-6600 for more information. This is a great time of year to work on creating a happy marriage and fam ily life. MWR just hosted its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 13 at Sea Otter Pavilion. Kudos to all who helped pull that togeth er. The activities were great and I espe cially loved the pumpkin patch. You may have noticed some extra activity in the skies of Naval Station Mayport as we get ready for this week ends Sea & Sky Spectacular featuring the Blue Angels. Mayport is proud to be teaming up again with the city of Jacksonville and Beaches Cities to host this years event. There will be plenty to do in downtown Jacksonville Beach with live entertainment, autograph ses sions, and a street festival with aircraft and military displays and a kids area. Festival goers are also being encour aged to take advantage of parking at TPC parking lots, just west of A1A on Palm Valley Road/County Road 210. Parking costs $20 and there will be a free shuttle running from the lots to the event site from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. The city of Jacksonville has also just announced the schedule for its Week of Valor to honor military members, vet erans and their families from Nov. 5-12. The week will include a free concert by Little Big Town on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at NS Mayport for Military ID card holders, the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basket ball game between University of Florida and Georgetown on board USS Bataan and a Veterans Day Parade at 11:01 a.m. on Nov. 12 thru downtown Jacksonville. While the basketball game is available to ticket holders, eight lucky active duty Navy, Marine Corps and/or Coast Guard dependents will get the chance to be a Ball Kid at the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. Children must be between the ages 12-17 (18 if still in high school). To enter, please submit childs name, age, contact phone number, email address and Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard base affiliation to mwrmayport@navy. mil by Oct. 26. All entrants must be attached to a TriSite base and must be able to provide proof of age and active duty dependent ID if selected. All names will be drawn by the city of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Department. For more information, call (904) 270-5228.Have a child that attends one of the Child Development Centers off base or the Youth Activity Center? There will be a Parent Involvement Board Meeting at 10 a.m. at the Youth Activity Center. It is a great time to address any concerns or express any thanks to those who take care of your children while you are sup porting our Nation. Take your spouse out on a date. Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball at Mayport ITT (270-5145 x5). The Navy Ball will be held on Oct. 25 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center starting with the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are O-6 and above, Retiree/DoD Civilians $50; 04-05 $45; 01-03/CWO/E7-E9 $40; E-5 and below $30. Command tables can be purchased $450 per table of 10 people. Guest speaker is Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, Commander, COMUSNAVSO/C4F. This is a Black Tie event; military: mess dress 0-4 and above; service dress uniform w/ miniature medals 0-3 and below; civil ian: formal attire. Naval Station Mayport will host a blood drive in partnership with American Red Cross on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Building 1, Room 104. The blood drive is open to all mili tary and civilian personnel, including dependents. The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all types. This will the last opportunity to give blood on board the installation until after the holiday season. Be safe, and keep sending those sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy. milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSFinegan Elementary School honored more than 30 students for their demonstration of out standing character during the month of September on Friday, October 5th at the schools monthly flag raising ceremony. This monthly event at Finegan honors the outstanding student from each class room based on his or her demonstration of char acter during the previ ous month. To qualify for the prestigious GOLDEN ANCHOR award, the student had to win the SILVER ANCHOR for a particular week in that month. This outstanding char acter recognition program is named the ANCHOR to honor the men and women of NS Mayport whose dependents attend the school. The weekly awarded is named the Silver Anchor and the monthly award is named the Golden Anchor. ANCHOR stands for A = active N = notable C = children H = harmoniously O = observing R = rational S self-restraint. Individual classrooms at each grade level choose weekly honorees for the SLIVER ANCHOR award based on their adher ence to the pillars of character promoted by the Character Counts! Program: trustworthi ness, respect, responsibil ity, fairness, caring and citizenship. Each stu dent is evaluated on his or her use of the pillars, especially as they relate to overcoming obstacles, making difficult choices, generosity and self-sacri fice, and community ser vice. Each student winning the weekly award during a month is encouraged to not only actively engage in all of the ANCHOR traits, but to also focus on the trait of the month. The student who con scientiously maintains these traits through out the month is select ed the classs GOLDEN ANCHOR for that month. The honorees from each class receive a SOAR water bottle donated by NS Mayports School Liaison Officer, a ribbon, recognition at the flag raising ceremony, and a copy of a group photo. This program empha sizes that the behaviors associated with the char acter traits are modeled daily by faculty, staff, and other students. This cre ates an atmosphere at school where students can safely practice these behaviors until those behaviors become the norm. The active in the ANCHOR acronym insures that students take responsibility for their actions and treat others with respect. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One. ANCHOR Award Salutes Student CharacterJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingBatman! Superman! DareDevil! Iron Man! The Lone Ranger! These are some of our childhood heros of the past. For generations we have idolized the comic book heros and even now Hollywood makes millions by putting them on the silver screen. It is part of our heritage and definitely part of the American culture to cel ebrate the individual and his personal achieve ments. We look to sports and we celebrate the accomplishments of our favorite athletes such as Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, or Miguel Cabrera the first triple crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. How many movies have you seen where the main actor is alone and unafraid as he goes up against the protagonist? So often we try an emu late this vision of strength in our own lives. We want to think we are in charge of our own destinies. We are an end to ourselves. I pulled myself up by my own bootlaces. I did it on my own. Or as Frank Sinatra sings, I did it my way. But really nothing could be farther from the truth. Even in our great Navy we stand upon the shoulders of men and women who have gone before. The lives we live now, whether for the better or worse, are influenced by our fathers and mothers who paved the way. The truth is in this life the lone individual really rarely posses in great strength. Where is Michael Phelps today without the support and love of his family and a special team of coaches and trainers? Where is Miguel Cabrera without his team around him? Being the loner type is very overrated. So often I encounter my brothers and sisters in uniform in the crisis moments of their lives, when circumstances have overwhelmed them physi cally, mentally, or spiri -Masks And Capes Are Overrated In Real LifeLt. Cmdr. Darin Dunham CHSMWL Chaplain CHAPLAINStually. When the perfect storm of life is threaten ing to overcome what per sonal strength they pos sess. In those moments, it doesnt pay to be alone. But its too late to draw upon the strength of relationships that have not been established. As we enter into the fall season with Thanksgiving and the holidays around the corner, I want to urge and encourage my fel low sailors to look for opportunities to invest themselves in the com munities and families they are apart of. To real ize and understand their is strength in commu nity, family, and healthy friendships. The theologian and poet John Done wrote these words in 1624, No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main Each mans death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. Stand aside Spiderman, The Green Lantern, and the Silver Surfer! Make way for the real Heros of life my shipmates, my friends, my wife, my fam ily, parents, grandparents, my pastor, my church, my community. See our strength! Bring it on world! We are ready. -Photo submittedPictured. from left, are Allyson King, Keira Moore, Judy Cromartie, School Liaison Officer, Michael Moore, Joseph P. Finegan Elementary School Principal Alan Due and Michael Mimms.

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Happy Birthday, Navy!Commander In Chief Thanks Sailors On Navy BirthdayFrom The White HouseI send greetings to all those celebrating the 237th birthday of the United States Navy. Americas growth from a string of 13 colonies to a beacon of freedom and democracy would not have been possible without the generations of patriots who stepped forward to defend our Nation and the principles for which we stand. The members of the United States Navy are part of this unbroken chain of heroism, protecting and preserving our way of life since the earliest days of our Union. Our Sailors have per formed brilliantly in every mission given to them from Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal; from Iwo Jima to Inchon; from the Mekong Delta and Desert Storm to Baghdad and Kabul. They continue to answer our Nations call as a global force for good, safeguarding vast oceans, bringing justice to ter rorists around the world, and providing assistance during times of humani tarian crisis. At sea, on land, and in the air, our brave men and women of the United States Navy, like all who wear the uni form of our country, rep resent what is best about America. We are forever indebted to these selfless heroes. As President, I have no higher honor than serv ing as Commander in Chief, and on behalf of a grateful Nation, I salute the United States Navy for 237 years of service. May God bless and protect you and your families, and may God bless the United States of America.SECNAV Mabus Highlights Heritage, WarfightingSecretary of the NavyThis years celebration of our 237th birthday is highlighted by anniver saries that have defined us as the greatest mari time warfighting force in history. Across the country, cities held Navy Week celebrations for the bicentennial of the War of 1812 which guaran teed our independence and ensured our future. These events have shown the contrasts of our mod est beginnings with the original six frigates at the start of the 19th century to todays 21st century mod ern fleet. This year is the 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal which was one of our Navys most important World War II victories in the Pacific. 2012 is also the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis that allowed President Kennedy to stand firm during the Cold War con frontation with the might of 140 ships of the fleet in the Caribbean. Since then, the Navy has con tinued to provide the flex ibility our Commander in Chief needs to meet high-end conventional or asymmetrical threats, or provide humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters. We have remained a nation com mitted to the seas and to a strong Navy. While we have innovat ed and built the worlds greatest fleet through the years, what makes our Navy part of the best expeditionary fighting force the world has ever known is our Sailors. You are standing the watch and sustaining peace in the global commons. The new defense strat egy announced by the President in January is a maritime-centric strategy, so America needs your continued best. This is a time and a future when so much depends on our naval services and we will continue to take care of our Sailors and their families to make sure they have all they need to take care of our nation. You are part of a Navy warf ighting team that is reli able, flexible and ready to respond worldwide on, above and below the sea. I look forward to all we will accomplish in the years ahead. Thank you, happy birthday and semper for tis.Warfighting First, Operate Forward, And Be Ready Chief of Naval OperationsAs we celebrate our naval heritage on our 237th birthday Oct. 13, we proudly reflect on more than two centuries of warfighting excellence as the worlds preeminent maritime force. We had an extremely busy year answering our nations calls to operate forward and like those Sailors that came before us, we assured allies, pro jected power, and defend ed our nations interests around the globe. This past year also signified a landmark year for our Navy as we commemo rated the War of 1812. 200 years ago, on the Great Lakes, along the eastern seaboard, and waters of New Orleans, our legacy was forged and traditions were made. We can never forget the sailors who fought in 1812 and what we learned. They were brave and innovative sailors with an amazing warfight ing spirit. They made us what we are today, and their spirit and self-sac rifice live on in our bold, proficient and confident Sailors. As we start this New Year together, I ask you to remember our tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready. We must be ready to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomorrow. We must pro vide offshore options to deter, influence, and win in an era of uncertainty. Finally, we must harness the teamwork, talent, and imagination of our diverse force to be ready to fight and responsibly employ our resources. Happy 237th birthday shipmates! I could not be more proud of our Sailors, civilian work force, and families. I am grateful to be your shipmate and a part of the greatest navy the world has ever known. Catholic Charities USA1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgA CFC participant. Provided as a public service Navy Ball Tix On SaleFrom MWRTickets are on sale for the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball at Mayport ITT (270-5145 x5). The Navy Ball will be held on Oct. 25 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center starting with the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are O-6 and above, Retiree/ DoD Civilians $50; 04-05 $45; 01-03/CWO/E7-E9 $40; E-5 and below $30. Command tables can be purchased $450 per table of 10 people. This is a Black Tie event; military: mess dress 0-4 and above; ser vice dress uniform w/ miniature medals 0-3 and below; civilian: for mal attire. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChildren enjoy cotton candy while at the Naval Station Mayports Fall Fest.Mayport Holds Annual Fall Fest NPASE SEServicemembers, family and friends enjoyed live music, food, rides, games and more at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport Saturday Oct. 13. Mayports Fall Fest is a free event, and one of the five major yearly events sponsored by Morale Warfare and Recreation (MWR). This is the largest crowd weve ever had in the history of Fall Fest, said Command Activities Director Lisa Wolfe. Every year, this event has gotten bigger and bigger and this is MWRs way to give a little back for the great amount that our military gives for us. Wolfe added that over the years Fall Fest has had no more than two vendors, but in continu ing efforts to make the event as grand as pos sible, this years Fall Fest had six vendors; and it shows that companies are really searching for ways to thank the military for their service. Storm clouds threat ened the event, but it did not halt activities. The record crowd walked around Sea Otter Pavilion enjoying the many games and rides being offered. Events like this are great, said Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Joseph Siwa, who came out with his family. We pretty much attend all the events, because it gives us the opportunity to reconnect with people we havent seen in forever. Fall fest brought many attractions, such as per formances by children from Mayports Youth Center, a haunted house, train ride and pumpkin patch photo booth. However, the bungee trampoline seemed to be the main attraction as children gathered around eagerly awaiting their opportunity to bounce high above the festival. I really liked the bun gee jump, exclaimed sixyear-old Jacob Burton. If the line gets shorter, I really want go again! Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Derrick Depappa spent the afternoon walk ing around with his wife and watching their two children get their faces painted and playing in the pumpkin patch. Its all for them, said Depappa. Theres noth ing comparable to seeing the smiles on my chil drens faces. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyThe annual Fall Fest held on board Naval Station Mayport Oct. 13 featured many activities such as a haunted house, pumpkin patch and train ride as this years event sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation set record attendance. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleySix-year-old Jacob Burton springs high in the air as he bounces on the bungee trampoline at Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyServicemembers, family and friends came out to enjoy live music, food, rides, games and more at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport Oct. 13. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyColt Barthelemy, 9 months, has big smiles sitting in the pumpkin patch. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyKids were doing the Gangnam Style Dance during the festival.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 5 -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCreative costumes, were on display at this years fall festival at Sea Otter Pavilion on Oct. 13. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFace painting was a big hit in the array of activities held at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFace painting was a big hit in the array of activities held at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyThe criminally insane wait for their next victims at this years haunted house at the Fall Festival sponsored by MWR. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Justin Whitehead cooks burgers at the festival. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAngela Cooper, 9, gets a look at the inside of a fire truck during the festival. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyArts and crafts booths were set up at the event, along with a crafts fair. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAttendees learn how to pot and grow their own vegetables.

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CNO, MCPON Talk Heritage, Uniforms And Deployments In Worldwide All-Hands CallFrom Defense Media Activity NavyThe Chief of Naval Operations and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy hosted a worldwide all hands call and reenlistment at the Washington Navy Yard Oct. 11. Adm. Jonathan Greenert and MCPON Mike Stevens answered questions during the broadcast which was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The broadcast was timed intentionally to coin cide with the week of the Navys birthday during which many are taking time to honor the ser vices 237 year heritage of putting Warfighting First, one of Greenerts three tenets. Greenert kicked off the broadcast by reenlisting 11 Sailors from a variety of fleet units. The event was available to Sailors world wide on Direct-To-Sailor (DTS), The Pentagon Channel, and online at www.navy.mil, and www. livestream.com/usnavy. Following the reenlist ment, the CNO discussed the Navys ongoing cel ebration of its heritage with the 200th anniver sary of the War of 1812. He believes that conflict provided enduring les sons that have influenced the fleet of today. Among them are the importance of well-built and resilient ships, confident and pro fessional crews, and bold and accountable leaders. During the broadcast, Greenert and Stevens took questions from those gathered at the museum, from around the fleet via e-mail, and from those tuned in to a live chat on the Internet. Popular top ics for questions included uniforms, deployment tempo, and manning ini tiatives. One Sailor asked the CNOs perspective regarding the current 2.0 carrier requirement in the 5th Fleet. The good news is the hard work of the Sailors out there getting it done is clearly recognized all the way to the White House. Our country needs us and we are ready to respond. We are good through March. The CSG (Carrier Strike Group) and the ships that have respond ed up to date have been in their deployment or sustainment phase. For deployments past March well look very closely on where those ships stand in their training and maintenance cycles. The Optemp of ships and indi vidual Sailors will be sig nificant factors as we look at this, said Greenert. Chief Petty Officer Andrew Young from Navy Information Operations Command, Maryland, asked about 15-year retirements. I want that tool in the tool bag to balance the force as necessary, but I dont think we need it right now. We went from 35 to 7 over-manned rat ings as a result of recent force shaping efforts. No we dont plan to use the 15-year retirement option, but I will ask Congress for authority for it as a force shaping tool if we need it. Right now I like the way things are laid out, Greenert explained. Stevens answered sev eral questions regarding uniforms, specifically new enlisted dress white uniforms and the Navy Working Uniform type 1. Weve done a lot of good work with this new uniform (dress whites). In October of 2015 we will begin to issue them to new recruits at Great Lakes. Then in October 2018 the uniforms will start to be populated throughout the fleet under the current plan, Stevens explained. We have no plan to discontin ue NWU type 1 uniform. We understand these are not perfect uniforms in all situations, but the plan is to continue to wear the NWU and become experts in where and how we wear it. The event concluded with a traditional cake cutting recognizing the Navys birthday on Oct. 13, with newly reenlisted Sailors helping CNO and MCPON cut the cake while the Navy Band per formed. The show will be avail able for viewing at the Every Day in the Navy gallery on www.navy.mil. October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. Navy Warfighters are con stantly deployed to pre serve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggres sion through forward presence. -Photo by MC1 Peter D. LawlorChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert high-fives a junior Sailor in celebration after cutting a birthday cake in honor of the Navy's 237th birthday in front of USS Constitution's fighting top at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. Greenert and Stevens hosted a worldwide Navy birthday all-hands call and reenlistment. The event was broadcast live on television via satellite to Sailors overseas and at sea, and carried around the world on the internet. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Gettysburg Increases Versatility With NEO USS Gettysburg Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) took part in a simulated non-combatant evacua tion operation (NEO) off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 8. The exercise included evacuating 11 Royal Navy midshipmen posing as citizens in simulated dan ger from Mallaig, Scotland to Gettysburg on two rig id-hull inflatable boats (RHIB). The exercise was planned by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) as part of Exercise Joint Warrior, a coalition exer cise designed and led by JTEPS in the United Kingdom that lasts two weeks and takes place twice a year. This is not a normal mission for a cruiser or destroyer platform to go do, said Capt. Bob Hein, commanding officer of Gettysburg. But what made it interesting is that sometimes, youre the only asset that is avail able. Normally a NEO opera tion is assigned to larger vessels such as aircraft carriers and amphibi ous assault ships so those ships complete NEO training instead of cruis ers. Having a cruiser prac tice a NEO is an opportunity to expand the capa bilities of the platform. Its just another tool in their toolbox, said Hein. The strength of the Sailors onboard this ship is that they can figure out how to do it. So even for a non-standard mission for a cruiser, like a NEO, they figured it out and they did a great job. It proves the versatility of the modern day Sailor. The NEO training oper ation went smoothly, the entire exercise taking just over an hour to complete. It was kind of cool to plan, said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Lautar, the opera tions officer for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26. Being a DESRON, nor mally it would be a strike group that planned it. For us as a small staff to cre ate a plan and give it out and then see it executed, I thought it was kind of cool and it went well, he added. -Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure team from USS Gettysburg (CG 64) approach a small vessel during a Joint Warrior training exercise. -Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordBoatswains Mate 2nd Class Ryan Beaton conducts an enlisted surface warfare specialist walk through for Sailors aboard USS Gettysburg. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the con versation on social media using #warfighting. -Photo by Lt. Amber LewisQuartermasters 2nd Class Barbra Flores, Lonnie Williams and Seth Tatem chart positions in the bridge aboard USS Gettysburg during the ships departure from Faslane, Scotland.-Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordSeaman Joshua Sharon stands watch on the bridge wing aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is currently underway, taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Hu City Ends FY12 With $600K In SavingsUSS Hu City (CG 66) Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) concluded Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) with a repair cost savings of nearly $600,000 as a result of the ships management of the Navys Miniature/MicroMiniature (2M) program, Sept. 30. The 2M program is administered by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), providing ships, submarines, and shore activities with the 2M Module Test & Repair (MTR) equipment need ed to provide their own on-site repairs if the elec tronic systems employed by their commands break down. Electronic repair, 2M, saves dollars by avoid ing potential mainte nance costs associated with reliance on depots and results in an over all improvement to fleet readiness. The self-sufficiency fostered by the 2M pro gram has been exemplary aboard Hu City. The 2M program has supported every department on the ship to get systems and equipment fully mission capable. Electronics Technician 2nd Class (EXW) Olivia Cannon and Electronics Technician 3rd Class (SW) Meagan Bramble, both from Combat Electronics Division, were cred ited with the success of achieving the recent costsavings milestone and were officially recognized the last two quarters via naval message from Commander, Surface Force Atlantic. The mes sage spotlights top 2M performers by ship class and highlights techs that have made the cost sav ings possible. It was a collaborative effort and definitely time consuming, but its nice to get recognized for the countless hours spent doing what most people can consider as tedious work, said Cannon on receiving recognition in the SURFLANT messages. In order to achieve such sizable cost savings, Cannon and Bramble have been working in vir tually every corner of the ship conducting 2M. They work in split shifts, allow ing 2M work to continue onboard 24/7 since the ships current deployment began in mid-June. As a small sample of the work accomplished, these two stellar Electronics Technicians have been involved with repairs inside of gas turbine engine enclosure, one of the 5-inch gun mounts, a variety of internal and external communication systems, the 20mm crew served gun mounts, 400 Hertz (HZ) power sys tems, electronic countermeasure systems, antisubmarine system equip ment, a variety of operator consoles and even assisted with an SH-60B in-flight computer. All this work has been vital to keeping Hu City mission ready. The fact that they have been recognized is no sur prise, said Lt. Cmdr. John John, Hu City combat systems officer, acknowl edging the SURFLANT messages from the last two quarters. Several of the ships systems vital to our current area of opera tions have been aided by the 2M process, and we retain higher levels of readiness because of the quality work produced by our technicians. Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Richard Ziminski, CE division leading chief petty officer, frequently observed the work in progress and provided quality assurance reviews throughout. He expressed sentiments of the hard work and determination that the 2M ETs did to get the job done. It is gratifying to know that we [2M] are an important part of selfsustainment at sea, said Ziminski. Completing assessments and repairs at the bench full-time, week after week, would likely deplete most Sailors, but in their case it is a motivator. To know my team has just repaired or helped restore a critical system, provides a great deal of job satisfaction. According to ETs in the division, the motto has been Leave it better than you found it and Cannon and Bramble, and the 2M program overall, have lived up to that. -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneyDamage Controlman Fireman Anthony Lacy jumps into the Arabian Sea from USS Hu City (CG 66) during a swim call. -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneySailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) enjoy a swim call in the Arabian Sea. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility con ducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC3 Scott PittmanUSS Hu City (CG 66) is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 9

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EOQ Lunch Oct. 23From StaffNaval Station Civilian Employee of the Quarter pre sentation/lun cheon will be held on Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m., Ocean Breeze Conference Center. All are welcome to attend and sup port the nominees. Lunch is $8. Pay at the door. RSVP to Sandra Barrett by Oct. 19. Nominees for Employee of the Quarter (3rd Quarter): Kevin Moyer, Fire/Emergency Services Marden Le Bouton, MWR Gregory Schmitt, PWD Lawrence Ossi, PWD Karen Downey, Chapel Todd Wright, FFSC Robert Nelson, Housing Robert Garis, Air Ops Diane Williams, NGIS Larry Delong, Safety Theodis Simmons, Security of Jacksonville is offering a complimentary shuttle service from the TPC lots located west of A1A on Palm Valley Road / State Road 210. Parking is $20 per vehicle and the shut tle to the event is free. Shuttle service will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will run until 6 p.m. Event attendees are strongly encouraged to use this service. This event is produced by the City of Jacksonville with the support of Naval Station Mayport; City of Jacksonville Beach; City of Neptune Beach, City of Atlantic Beach; VyStar Credit Union; ACUVUE; Jack Hanania Automotive Group; Hampton Inn Ponte Vedra; Amway; Guy Harvey; Bubba Burgers; Taco Bell; Coca Cola; Miller Lite; Champion Brands; Verizon Wireless; Navy Federal Credit Union; The Boeing Store; Army Navy Outdoors and Tobacco Free Florida. From Page 1Blue AngelsDoN Holds Tribute To Diversity Defense Media Activity Pentagon BureauThe Department of the Navy (DoN) held a Tribute to Diversity in the Pentagons Center Courtyard in Arlington, Va. Oct. 12. Following the cer emony, the events key note speaker, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, DoN Assistant for Administration Carla Lucchino and Director, Marine Corps Staff Lt. Gen. Willie Williams dedi cated the Pentagons newest memorial a hallway tribute to diversity. The 45-photo commemora tion features pictures of diverse Navy and Marine Corps leaders and service members. Mabus said diversity has always been key to the Navys success. Diversity is important because it makes us a far better military force, he said. When we have a diver sity of ideas, of experi ences, of expertise and of background...we can fulfill the dizzying vari ety of missions that the Navy and Marine Corps are given by our country, Mabus added. The importance of diversity means that improving it within the fleet must remain a prior ity, continued Mabus. The Navy and the Marine Corps doesnt have just one platform that we go to for every mission, he said. We count on a wide variety of assets, to execute a myriad of missions. The very same is true for our people. We have to con tinue to increase diversity in our ranks and in the career opportunities, and allow for the training, the job satisfaction and the retention of the talent that we have. DoN continues to dem onstrate its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity through train ing extended to its Sailors and civilians. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), opened in 1971, was established to address the education and training of military and civilian.Mayport To Open Mobile Phone CenterFrom NEX MayportNavy Exchange Mayport cus tomers will find purchasing a mobile phone and mobile ser vices easier thanks to its new NEX Mobile Center. Partnering with Wireless Advocates, the NEX Mobile Center will offer custom ers wireless products, accesso ries and services from a variety of service providers including AT&T, Boost Mobile, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The new operation will sell a wide variety of Smartphones including a basic model flip phone to the Apple iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Customers will also find mobile phone service plans to meet the needs of their families. The NEX Mobile Center has value added in its pricing, said Mary Morse, NEXCOM Telecommunications Specialist. We meet or beat the most competitive pricing in the area. We also offer a standard military dis count, so our customers can feel at ease when purchasing their mobile phone or mobile service from the NEX Mobile Center. The NEX Mobile Center offers special programs for military members, including suspension of service during a deployment and a release from their contract due to an overseas transfer. We also offer a special order program where if a mobile phone is not in stock, the NEX Mobile Center will mail the phone directly to the customers house, fully ready to use. The Mayport NEX Mobile Center will be located in the elec tronics department at the Main NEX Store and will open on Friday, Oct. 19, with a ribbon cut ting at noon. NEX Web Store Expands Its SelectionFrom NEXCOMTo further enhance cus tomer shopping experi ence at myNavyExchange. com, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will be adding a number of new products to its NEX web store over the next several months. We are constantly looking to add new prod ucts to our web store, said Tess Paquette, NEXCOM Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. We know that some of our authorized customers dont have access to shop a NEX, so the web store is the only way they can use this benefit they have earned. We want to make sure we have the products our customers need and want at a savings, no mat ter where they live around the world. In honor of its decom missioning, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) apparel and gifts will be added to the NEX web store in mid-October. Customers will find a variety of Enterprise mer chandise available to pur chase including ball caps, shirts, coffee mugs and coins. Commissioned in 1961, the Enterprise is the worlds first nuclearpowered carrier and is both the largest and old est active combat vessel in the Navy. Launching October 31, customers will find a wider variety of toys on myNavyExchange.com to coincide with the start of Toyland. Customers will be able to purchase action figures, building sets and blocks, dolls, kids elec tronics, learning toys, rid ing toys and much more from their favorite brands. Toys were one of the top requests from cus tomers and until now, we only offered early learning toys, said Paquette. We will now be offering toys for boys and girls for all age ranges, just in time for the holidays. MyNavyExchange.com currently has over 15,000 items in its web store. NEX Web Store To Offer Free Shipping This holiday season, mynavyexchange.com is offering several free shipping deals for its cus tomers. From Oct. 31 Nov. 21, customers will receive free standard shipping on any toy purchase of $150 or more. Customers will get free standard shipping on any purchase of $150 or more from Nov. 22 26. Finally, from Nov. 30 Dec. 21, in addition to free standard shipping on any $150 or more pur chase, customers will receive discounted priority delivery for $9.95 or discounted express delivery for $17.95. Fight deadly childhood diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital800-822-6344 www.stjude.org 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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FFSC Class Schedule Set For OctoberFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to regis ter call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet train ing, etc. We even take field trips several 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 interact with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Oct. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m., IA Family Outing Bowling Alley Oct. 22-25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop, Building 1, Room 1616 Oct. 23, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Oct. 24, 9 a..m.-noon, Employment Seminar, FFSC Room 607 Oct. 24, 9-11 a.m., Credit Management FFSC Room 719 Oct. 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet train ing, etc. We even take field trips several 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 interact with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training, Building 1 Room 1124 Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building 1 Room 104 Oct. 30, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Oct. 31, 9 a..m.-noon, Employment Seminar, FFSC Room 607Mayport Celebrates Hispanic Heritage-Photos by Paige GnannAbove, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Jessica Curry and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Daniel Torentes, both of Harbor Ops, help serve traditional hispanic dishes at Oasis Galley as part of Naval Station Mayports Hispanic Heritage Month cel ebration Oct. 10. Below, CMDCM Mauricio Rueda speaks to attendees at the Hispanic Heritage ceremony at Sea Gull Pavilion next to the CPO Club. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 11

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Oct. 19: Toga Party 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Rock out with your togas out. Featuring live band Southern Magic, free food, giveaways and more. Before the band, we will be screening the movie Animal House. 270-7205 Oct. 20: All Khaki Oktoberfest. 6-10 p.m. at Focsle CPO Lounge. Don yer lederhosen & grab ye maiden for Focsle Lounges very first Oktoberfest Celebration! Festivities include live band One-Eyed Jakes, free German-inspired food, barrel roll obstacle course, bratwurst-eating contest, barrel toss, Yodeling contest, prizes & more! Oct. 24: 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. Sponsored by HSL-48. To purchase tick ets in advance, please call CMDCM Jim Key at (904) 270-6810 x119; lim ited tickets available at the door. Oct. 26: Liberty Halloween Party. 8 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Be prepared to be scared to death. DJ, food, costume contest, prizes, games and more. 2707205 Oct. 30: Bingo Halloween Party. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on hard cards, Costume Contests, Treats from MWR and More! 270-7204 MWRThe following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Oct. 18: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 19: Toga Party 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Rock out with your togas out. Featuring live band Southern Magic, free food, giveaways and more. Before the band, we will be screening the movie Animal House. 270-7205 Oct. 20: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Oct. 22: Laser Tag. 7-9 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Free. Oct. 23: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 24: Pumpkin Carving. All day at Liberty Center. Oct. 24: 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. Sponsored by HSL-48. To purchase tick ets in advance, please call CMDCM Jim Key at (904) 270-6810 x119; lim ited tickets available at the door. Oct. 26: Liberty Halloween Party 8 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. DJ, food, cos tume contest, game & prizes. All-hands event. Oct. 27: WasabiCon Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. Transportation Only. Sign up deadline Oct. 24. Oct. 28: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. Oct. 30: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 30: Bingo Halloween Party. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on hard cards, Costume Contests, Treats from MWR and More! 270-7204 LIBERTYOct. 19: Freedom Friday Monster Mash Movie Bash. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permit ting. 270-5680 Oct. 25: Drama Club Presents Casper. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680. KID 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., Pilates 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core 5:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch Tuesday 10:30 a.m., Intro to Yoga 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 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Yoga Mayport Sandbox 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. Monday 7 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 9:30 a.m., Bootcamp Basics 11 a.m., HIT Noon, HIT Skill Review Tuesday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT 2 p.m., HIT 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Wednesday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 9:30 a.m., Intro to TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., HIT 4 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 5:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 5:30 p.m., Spinning Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 MWR 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Friday, Oct. 19 The Marriage Ministry of Neptune Baptist Church will host The Art of Marriage videoconference series. This six-part event will present the principles of a strong, healthy, marriage relationship using a variety of speakers, engaging stories, humorous scenarios and interviews from real cou ples struggling to find solutions to improve their marriage. The conference will begin on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. and continue on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided on Friday evening and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Dress is casual. Each couple will be provided with a work book with useful tips, articles, and exercises to help reinforce conference topics. Childcare is available by appointment and donation. The cost to attend is $40 per couple ($20 for mar riage-minded singles). Tickets may be purchased at LifeWay Christian Bookstore-Town Center, at www.neptunebaptist. org/ministries/marriage or by calling (904) 249-2307. Saturday, Oct. 20 Crafters Wanted! Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach will host its annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To reserve your booth, please contact the church office today at 249-5370. The City of Atlantic Beach Family Fun Day and Campout under the Stars returns to Jack Russell Park, 1:30-10 p.m. Our 19th Annual Campout is one of the Citys most popular events. Reserve your campsite early before they sell out! Campers can reserve a 10 x 10 campsite for a $10 fee before Oct. 1, and $15 after Sept. 30. This year continues the Saturday Family Fun Day activities and per formances for kids of all ages! Afternoon and evening events, including our Twilight Movie are free and open to the pub lic. Russell Park field is located on Plaza St., north of Atlantic Beach City Hall on Seminole Rd. Registration forms are on the City website and campers can register by mail, or choose your campsite at the Recreation Office, 716 Ocean Blvd., week days 8-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Call 247-5828 for more infor mation or visit w ww.coab.us/ events. Girls Inc of Jacksonville is sponsoring Fall into the Daddy Daughter Dance! 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold. Cost is $80 per couple (Dad or significant adult male) and $30 per additional daughter. Find out more at www. DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com or call 904-731-9933 The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks will host the annu al A Day for Hope and Friends benefit event at Amelia Island State Park from 3-6 p.m. at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, Amelia Island State Park, State Road A1A North, Jacksonville. All proceeds from the event will benefit these organizations. Participants will enjoy an after noon of horseback riding on the beach, educational oppor tunities, a low country boil, barbeque and beverages. The cost is $10 per plate. While you are there, sign up to become a member of the Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks. Donations are also welcomed and are 100% tax deduct ible. For directions and addi tional information, visit www. FloridaStateParks.org Monday, Oct. 22 A Beauty Berry Jelly Class at the Duval County Canning Center will be held at 9 a.m.Noon and 1-4 p.m. at Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue. Cost is $20 with Pre-registration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 2557450. Saturday, Oct. 27 Join a Park Ranger for a lei surely paced hike to discover the islands natural communi ties. Participants are encour aged to bring bug spray and bottled water. This program will take place at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Sunday, Nov. 11 The First Annual Salute To Veterans 5K will start at 8 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk/ run at 9 a.m. starting at the Jacksonville Landing. The 5K will benefit the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association. There is a discounted $15 entry for all military, seniors 65 and over and children 13 and under. Cost includes a t-shirt. Sign up online at http:// www.1stplacesports.com/ salute.htmlOut in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR Southern Womens Show Your Greater Jacksonville USO Mayport and NAS Centers have discounted tickets avail able for this years Southern Womens Show Oct. 19-21. Tickets are $5 each and cash only. Enjoy food, fashion, celebrity guests, health, beauty, and lifestyle ven dors at the Prime Osborn Convention Center October 18th-21st. For more information on this event, visit www. SouthernWomensShow. com. Boots On The Ground Walk or drive along 1.5miles of Boots on the Ground stretch ing from the corner of historic downtown Fernandina Beach to the Atlantic Ocean. The display is a memorial of more than 7,000 boots, pictures, and flags hon oring the brave firefight ers and police officers of 9-11 and fallen OIF-OEF U.S. service members. The event is free to the public. The Mothers of Americas Military Fallen is also accepting dona tions of worn combat boots. To do so, please contact Julie Bargeron at juliebargeron@mother sofamf.com or call (904) 468-0733. Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open Free Admission Oct. 18-21 enjoy free admission to the Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open at TPC Sawgrass Valley Course with your mili tary ID. Also, enjoy free entry into the Patriot Outpost, which includes free snacks and drinks Thursday-Sunday and free lunch Friday-Sunday. For more information, please visit www.winndixiejacksonvilleopen. com/military McGladrey ClassicFree Admission All active and retired military with a valid ID are invited to attend the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, GA free of charge Oct. 18-21. For more information, visit www.mcgladreyclassic. com Military Wives Vendor Show Join us Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mayport USO center. Come out and support your local military fami lies and their businesses as well as the USO. There will be food and raffle prizes. For more information, contact Heather or Leticia at milwivesbusi nessesandevents@gmail. com Free Admission To Jacksonville University Military Appreciation Football Game Active Duty personnel receive free admission to the JU vs. CAMPBELL football game at D. B. Milne Field on JUs campus. Game time is noon on Nov. 10. You must show current ID Card for free admission. JUs campus address is 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211. Free Banners For Returning Service Members Sign-a-Rama, a local, small business has a great offer to support returning troops! Offer details: 1. This a free banner provided to a spouse or parent or child of an indi vidual service member returning from combat duty. 2. One free banner per household, please. 3. Orders are placed by the family, by calling (904) 272-8333, or emailing me at herb@jaxsignarama. com with the subject line banner for my loved one 4. We would like about a 7 to 10 day notice, if possible, so that we can fit it into our production schedule. 5. We are unable to ship these banners. We are a local owned fran chise, with a store at 175-1 Blanding Boulevard, and one in Jacksonville at 3663 Southside Boulevard. This is a service for the Jacksonville/Orange Park area. Banners are only for returning combat troops and unfortunately, are not available for troops assigned to NSB Kings Bay, GA. These banners are provided for FREE and please do not request a banner be prepared and no show up to pick it up. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Blue Angels Are Back At BeachesFrom the city of JacksonvilleThe City of Jacksonville, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, and the cities of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach are proud to present the 2012 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, Oct. 20-21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in Jacksonville Beach. The Sea and Sky Spectacular will be a fun, family-friendly opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the worlds most talented aviators as they pilot highperformance and unique aircrafts along our beautiful coastline, said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. The City of Jacksonville is proud to take part in this great event with numerous community part ners, the Beaches cities and our dedicated Armed Forces members to ensure a quality experience for all. This free event will feature military and civilian flight teams, recruitment displays, interactive and static displays, live entertainment, the MiniBoss Kids Area presented by ACUVUE, Aviator Autographs presented by VyStar Credit Union, food and beverage vendors, and more. Premier Viewing and Corporate Cabana areas will also be offered. In addition, area schools are welcome for field trips from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 to sample the activities, meet with recruiters and view some of the air show practice ses sions. Performers include: the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. U.S. Special Operation Command Parachute Team, Corkey Fornof, Jason Newburg, Red Eagles, Julie Clark, Geico Skytypers, Black Diamond Jet Team, F4UCorsair, F-18 Super Hornet, Legacy Flight, Mike Wiskus, Matt Chapman, Horsemen Fllight Team, F-22 Raptor, Heritage Flight, Michael Goulian, and the U.S. Coast Guard, who will be doing a search and rescue demonstration. Due to extremely lim ited parking availability in Jacksonville Beach, the City Fighting Back Sparking Kids Interest In Fire Safety -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChildren at the Child Development Center Mayport, Fla. gather around Sparky the Fire Dog, a fully animated Dalmatian dog and fire truck robot used to teach children about fire prevention. Firefighters from Naval Station Mayport operated Sparky as they kicked off fire-prevention week. -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of Naval Station Mayport Security, Legal, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) teams join together to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a proclamation signing ceremony held in Building One. Domestic violence is a crime that can affect all age groups, genders, and ranks. FFSC has several resources available to combat domestic violence, including classes, workshops and counseling sessions. For a list of this months FFSC schedule, go to page 11. Get your copy of the Waves of Glory 2012 inside this edition of The Mirror Mayport Clinic Goes PinkFrom StaffNaval Branch Health Clinic Mayport is going pink with its first Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium Oct. 26 in recog nition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All military ID holders are invited put on their favorite pink attire and enjoy pink refresh ments at An Evening In Pink, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clinic. There will be presentations on top ics such as Breast Cancer In a Nut Shell, Mammograms 101, When To Call Your Doctor, etc. There will also be breast self exam training and a Bra decorating contest. For more informa tion, contact RN Lemmey at 2704289 or HM1 Rico at 270-4284. Give Blood Oct. 23, Save LivesFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport will host a blood drive in partnership with American Red Cross on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Building 1, Room 104. The blood drive is open to all military and civilian personnel, including dependents. The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all types. This will the last opportunity to give blood on board the installation until after the holidays.See Blue Angels, Page 10

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Shipmates, Last week, I signed a proclama tion recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to reinforce the Navys com mitment to eliminating domestic vio lence in our military communities and families. Studies show that domestic violence cuts across all age groups, genders and ranks. It happens to men, as well as women and children to Sailors as well as spouses. The effects of domestic violence are felt by the entire commu nity, and is a problem none of us should tolerate. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) works hard to offer pro grams and counseling to help Sailors and their families stop the violence. FFSC offers anger and stress manage ment classes, relationship communica tion classes, and its What About The Kids class to address the children of family violence. Unfortunately, domes tic violence can become a cycle, passed from parent to child and we need to end that now. If you are the victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, get help now. Check out The Mirror for class schedules and call FFSC at 270-6600 for more information. This is a great time of year to work on creating a happy marriage and family life. MWR just hosted its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 13 at Sea Otter Pavilion. Kudos to all who helped pull that together. The activities were great and I espe cially loved the pumpkin patch. You may have noticed some extra activity in the skies of Naval Station Mayport as we get ready for this week ends Sea & Sky Spectacular featuring the Blue Angels. Mayport is proud to be teaming up again with the city of Jacksonville and Beaches Cities to host this years event. There will be plenty to do in downtown Jacksonville Beach with live entertainment, autograph sessions, and a street festival with aircraft and military displays and a kids area. Festival goers are also being encour aged to take advantage of parking at TPC parking lots, just west of A1A on Palm Valley Road/County Road 210. Parking costs $20 and there will be a free shuttle running from the lots to the event site from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. The city of Jacksonville has also just announced the schedule for its Week of Valor to honor military members, vet erans and their families from Nov. 5-12. The week will include a free concert by Little Big Town on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at NS Mayport for Military ID card holders, the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basket ball game between University of Florida and Georgetown on board USS Bataan and a Veterans Day Parade at 11:01 a.m. on Nov. 12 thru downtown Jacksonville. While the basketball game is available to ticket holders, eight lucky active duty Navy, Marine Corps and/or Coast Guard dependents will get the chance to be a Ball Kid at the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. Children must be between the ages 12-17 (18 if still in high school). To enter, please submit childs name, age, contact phone number, email address and Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard base affiliation to mwrmayport@navy. mil by Oct. 26. All entrants must be attached to a TriSite base and must be able to provide proof of age and active duty dependent ID if selected. All names will be drawn by the city of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Department. For more information, call (904) 270-5228.Have a child that attends one of the Child Development Centers off base or the Youth Activity Center? There will be a Parent Involvement Board Meeting at 10 a.m. at the Youth Activity Center. It is a great time to address any concerns or express any thanks to those who take care of your children while you are supporting our Nation. Take your spouse out on a date. Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball at Mayport ITT (270-5145 x5). The Navy Ball will be held on Oct. 25 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center starting with the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are O-6 and above, Retiree/DoD Civilians $50; 04-05 $45; 01-03/CWO/E7-E9 $40; E-5 and below $30. Command tables can be purchased $450 per table of 10 people. Guest speaker is Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, Commander, COMUSNAVSO/C4F. This is a Black Tie event; military: mess dress 0-4 and above; service dress uniform w/ miniature medals 0-3 and below; civil ian: formal attire. Naval Station Mayport will host a blood drive in partnership with American Red Cross on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Building 1, Room 104. The blood drive is open to all military and civilian personnel, including dependents. The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all types. This will the last opportunity to give blood on board the installation until after the holiday season. Be safe, and keep sending those sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy. milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSFinegan Elementary School honored more than 30 students for their demonstration of out standing character during the month of September on Friday, October 5th at the schools monthly flag raising ceremony. This monthly event at Finegan honors the outstanding student from each class room based on his or her demonstration of char acter during the previ ous month. To qualify for the prestigious GOLDEN ANCHOR award, the student had to win the SILVER ANCHOR for a particular week in that month. This outstanding char acter recognition program is named the ANCHOR to honor the men and women of NS Mayport whose dependents attend the school. The weekly awarded is named the Silver Anchor and the monthly award is named the Golden Anchor. ANCHOR stands for A = active N = notable C = children H = harmoniously O = observing R = rational S self-restraint. Individual classrooms at each grade level choose weekly honorees for the SLIVER ANCHOR award based on their adher ence to the pillars of character promoted by the Character Counts! Program: trustworthi ness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Each stu dent is evaluated on his or her use of the pillars, especially as they relate to overcoming obstacles, making difficult choices, generosity and self-sacri fice, and community ser vice. Each student winning the weekly award during a month is encouraged to not only actively engage in all of the ANCHOR traits, but to also focus on the trait of the month. The student who con scientiously maintains these traits through out the month is select ed the classs GOLDEN ANCHOR for that month. The honorees from each class receive a SOAR water bottle donated by NS Mayports School Liaison Officer, a ribbon, recognition at the flag raising ceremony, and a copy of a group photo. This program empha sizes that the behaviors associated with the char acter traits are modeled daily by faculty, staff, and other students. This cre ates an atmosphere at school where students can safely practice these behaviors until those behaviors become the norm. The active in the ANCHOR acronym insures that students take responsibility for their actions and treat others with respect. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. ANCHOR Award Salutes Student CharacterJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingBatman! Superman! DareDevil! Iron Man! The Lone Ranger! These are some of our childhood heros of the past. For generations we have idolized the comic book heros and even now Hollywood makes millions by putting them on the silver screen. It is part of our heritage and definitely part of the American culture to cel ebrate the individual and his personal achieve ments. We look to sports and we celebrate the accomplishments of our favorite athletes such as Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, or Miguel Cabrera the first triple crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. How many movies have you seen where the main actor is alone and unafraid as he goes up against the protagonist? So often we try an emulate this vision of strength in our own lives. We want to think we are in charge of our own destinies. We are an end to ourselves. I pulled myself up by my own bootlaces. I did it on my own. Or as Frank Sinatra sings, I did it my way. But really nothing could be farther from the truth. Even in our great Navy we stand upon the shoulders of men and women who have gone before. The lives we live now, whether for the better or worse, are influenced by our fathers and mothers who paved the way. The truth is in this life the lone individual really rarely posses in great strength. Where is Michael Phelps today without the support and love of his family and a special team of coaches and trainers? Where is Miguel Cabrera without his team around him? Being the loner type is very overrated. So often I encounter my brothers and sisters in uniform in the crisis moments of their lives, when circumstances have overwhelmed them physically, mentally, or spiri -Masks And Capes Are Overrated In Real LifeLt. Cmdr. Darin Dunham CHSMWL Chaplain CHAPLAINStually. When the perfect storm of life is threaten ing to overcome what personal strength they pos sess. In those moments, it doesnt pay to be alone. But its too late to draw upon the strength of relationships that have not been established. As we enter into the fall season with Thanksgiving and the holidays around the corner, I want to urge and encourage my fel low sailors to look for opportunities to invest themselves in the com munities and families they are apart of. To realize and understand their is strength in commu nity, family, and healthy friendships. The theologian and poet John Done wrote these words in 1624, No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main Each mans death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. Stand aside Spiderman, The Green Lantern, and the Silver Surfer! Make way for the real Heros of life my shipmates, my friends, my wife, my fam ily, parents, grandparents, my pastor, my church, my community. See our strength! Bring it on world! We are ready. -Photo submittedPictured. from left, are Allyson King, Keira Moore, Judy Cromartie, School Liaison Officer, Michael Moore, Joseph P. Finegan Elementary School Principal Alan Due and Michael Mimms.

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Happy Birthday, Navy!Commander In Chief Thanks Sailors On Navy BirthdayFrom The White HouseI send greetings to all those celebrating the 237th birthday of the United States Navy. Americas growth from a string of 13 colonies to a beacon of freedom and democracy would not have been possible without the generations of patriots who stepped forward to defend our Nation and the principles for which we stand. The members of the United States Navy are part of this unbroken chain of heroism, protecting and preserving our way of life since the earliest days of our Union. Our Sailors have per formed brilliantly in every mission given to them from Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal; from Iwo Jima to Inchon; from the Mekong Delta and Desert Storm to Baghdad and Kabul. They continue to answer our Nations call as a global force for good, safeguarding vast oceans, bringing justice to ter rorists around the world, and providing assistance during times of humani tarian crisis. At sea, on land, and in the air, our brave men and women of the United States Navy, like all who wear the uniform of our country, represent what is best about America. We are forever indebted to these selfless heroes. As President, I have no higher honor than serv ing as Commander in Chief, and on behalf of a grateful Nation, I salute the United States Navy for 237 years of service. May God bless and protect you and your families, and may God bless the United States of America.SECNAV Mabus Highlights Heritage, WarfightingSecretary of the NavyThis years celebration of our 237th birthday is highlighted by anniver saries that have defined us as the greatest mari time warfighting force in history. Across the country, cities held Navy Week celebrations for the bicentennial of the War of 1812 which guaran teed our independence and ensured our future. These events have shown the contrasts of our modest beginnings with the original six frigates at the start of the 19th century to todays 21st century modern fleet. This year is the 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal which was one of our Navys most important World War II victories in the Pacific. 2012 is also the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis that allowed President Kennedy to stand firm during the Cold War confrontation with the might of 140 ships of the fleet in the Caribbean. Since then, the Navy has con tinued to provide the flexibility our Commander in Chief needs to meet high-end conventional or asymmetrical threats, or provide humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters. We have remained a nation com mitted to the seas and to a strong Navy. While we have innovated and built the worlds greatest fleet through the years, what makes our Navy part of the best expeditionary fighting force the world has ever known is our Sailors. You are standing the watch and sustaining peace in the global commons. The new defense strat egy announced by the President in January is a maritime-centric strategy, so America needs your continued best. This is a time and a future when so much depends on our naval services and we will continue to take care of our Sailors and their families to make sure they have all they need to take care of our nation. You are part of a Navy warf ighting team that is reli able, flexible and ready to respond worldwide on, above and below the sea. I look forward to all we will accomplish in the years ahead. Thank you, happy birthday and semper for tis.Warfighting First, Operate Forward, And Be Ready Chief of Naval OperationsAs we celebrate our naval heritage on our 237th birthday Oct. 13, we proudly reflect on more than two centuries of warfighting excellence as the worlds preeminent maritime force. We had an extremely busy year answering our nations calls to operate forward and like those Sailors that came before us, we assured allies, projected power, and defended our nations interests around the globe. This past year also signified a landmark year for our Navy as we commemo rated the War of 1812. 200 years ago, on the Great Lakes, along the eastern seaboard, and waters of New Orleans, our legacy was forged and traditions were made. We can never forget the sailors who fought in 1812 and what we learned. They were brave and innovative sailors with an amazing warfighting spirit. They made us what we are today, and their spirit and self-sac rifice live on in our bold, proficient and confident Sailors. As we start this New Year together, I ask you to remember our tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready. We must be ready to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomorrow. We must pro vide offshore options to deter, influence, and win in an era of uncertainty. Finally, we must harness the teamwork, talent, and imagination of our diverse force to be ready to fight and responsibly employ our resources. Happy 237th birthday shipmates! I could not be more proud of our Sailors, civilian work force, and families. I am grateful to be your shipmate and a part of the greatest navy the world has ever known. Catholic Charities USA1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgA CFC participant. Provided as a public service Navy Ball Tix On SaleFrom MWRTickets are on sale for the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball at Mayport ITT (270-5145 x5). The Navy Ball will be held on Oct. 25 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center starting with the cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are O-6 and above, Retiree/ DoD Civilians $50; 04-05 $45; 01-03/CWO/E7-E9 $40; E-5 and below $30. Command tables can be purchased $450 per table of 10 people. 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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChildren enjoy cotton candy while at the Naval Station Mayports Fall Fest.Mayport Holds Annual Fall Fest NPASE SEServicemembers, family and friends enjoyed live music, food, rides, games and more at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport Saturday Oct. 13. Mayports Fall Fest is a free event, and one of the five major yearly events sponsored by Morale Warfare and Recreation (MWR). This is the largest crowd weve ever had in the history of Fall Fest, said Command Activities Director Lisa Wolfe. Every year, this event has gotten bigger and bigger and this is MWRs way to give a little back for the great amount that our military gives for us. Wolfe added that over the years Fall Fest has had no more than two vendors, but in continu ing efforts to make the event as grand as pos sible, this years Fall Fest had six vendors; and it shows that companies are really searching for ways to thank the military for their service. Storm clouds threat ened the event, but it did not halt activities. The record crowd walked around Sea Otter Pavilion enjoying the many games and rides being offered. Events like this are great, said Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Joseph Siwa, who came out with his family. We pretty much attend all the events, because it gives us the opportunity to reconnect with people we havent seen in forever. Fall fest brought many attractions, such as per formances by children from Mayports Youth Center, a haunted house, train ride and pumpkin patch photo booth. However, the bungee trampoline seemed to be the main attraction as children gathered around eagerly awaiting their opportunity to bounce high above the festival. I really liked the bun gee jump, exclaimed sixyear-old Jacob Burton. If the line gets shorter, I really want go again! Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Derrick Depappa spent the afternoon walking around with his wife and watching their two children get their faces painted and playing in the pumpkin patch. Its all for them, said Depappa. Theres noth ing comparable to seeing the smiles on my chil drens faces. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyThe annual Fall Fest held on board Naval Station Mayport Oct. 13 featured many activities such as a haunted house, pumpkin patch and train ride as this years event sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation set record attendance. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleySix-year-old Jacob Burton springs high in the air as he bounces on the bungee trampoline at Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyServicemembers, family and friends came out to enjoy live music, food, rides, games and more at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport Oct. 13. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyColt Barthelemy, 9 months, has big smiles sitting in the pumpkin patch. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyKids were doing the Gangnam Style Dance during the festival.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 5 -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCreative costumes, were on display at this years fall festival at Sea Otter Pavilion on Oct. 13. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFace painting was a big hit in the array of activities held at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFace painting was a big hit in the array of activities held at the annual Fall Fest on board Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyThe criminally insane wait for their next victims at this years haunted house at the Fall Festival sponsored by MWR. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Justin Whitehead cooks burgers at the festival. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAngela Cooper, 9, gets a look at the inside of a fire truck during the festival. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyArts and crafts booths were set up at the event, along with a crafts fair. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAttendees learn how to pot and grow their own vegetables.

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CNO, MCPON Talk Heritage, Uniforms And Deployments In Worldwide All-Hands CallFrom Defense Media Activity NavyThe Chief of Naval Operations and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy hosted a worldwide all hands call and reenlistment at the Washington Navy Yard Oct. 11. Adm. Jonathan Greenert and MCPON Mike Stevens answered questions during the broadcast which was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The broadcast was timed intentionally to coin cide with the week of the Navys birthday during which many are taking time to honor the ser vices 237 year heritage of putting Warfighting First, one of Greenerts three tenets. Greenert kicked off the broadcast by reenlisting 11 Sailors from a variety of fleet units. The event was available to Sailors worldwide on Direct-To-Sailor (DTS), The Pentagon Channel, and online at www.navy.mil, and www. livestream.com/usnavy. Following the reenlist ment, the CNO discussed the Navys ongoing cel ebration of its heritage with the 200th anniver sary of the War of 1812. He believes that conflict provided enduring les sons that have influenced the fleet of today. Among them are the importance of well-built and resilient ships, confident and pro fessional crews, and bold and accountable leaders. During the broadcast, Greenert and Stevens took questions from those gathered at the museum, from around the fleet via e-mail, and from those tuned in to a live chat on the Internet. Popular topics for questions included uniforms, deployment tempo, and manning ini tiatives. One Sailor asked the CNOs perspective regarding the current 2.0 carrier requirement in the 5th Fleet. The good news is the hard work of the Sailors out there getting it done is clearly recognized all the way to the White House. Our country needs us and we are ready to respond. We are good through March. The CSG (Carrier Strike Group) and the ships that have respond ed up to date have been in their deployment or sustainment phase. For deployments past March well look very closely on where those ships stand in their training and maintenance cycles. The Optemp of ships and individual Sailors will be sig nificant factors as we look at this, said Greenert. Chief Petty Officer Andrew Young from Navy Information Operations Command, Maryland, asked about 15-year retirements. I want that tool in the tool bag to balance the force as necessary, but I dont think we need it right now. We went from 35 to 7 over-manned rat ings as a result of recent force shaping efforts. No we dont plan to use the 15-year retirement option, but I will ask Congress for authority for it as a force shaping tool if we need it. Right now I like the way things are laid out, Greenert explained. Stevens answered sev eral questions regarding uniforms, specifically new enlisted dress white uniforms and the Navy Working Uniform type 1. Weve done a lot of good work with this new uniform (dress whites). In October of 2015 we will begin to issue them to new recruits at Great Lakes. Then in October 2018 the uniforms will start to be populated throughout the fleet under the current plan, Stevens explained. We have no plan to discontinue NWU type 1 uniform. We understand these are not perfect uniforms in all situations, but the plan is to continue to wear the NWU and become experts in where and how we wear it. The event concluded with a traditional cake cutting recognizing the Navys birthday on Oct. 13, with newly reenlisted Sailors helping CNO and MCPON cut the cake while the Navy Band per formed. The show will be avail able for viewing at the Every Day in the Navy gallery on www.navy.mil. October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. Navy Warfighters are constantly deployed to pre serve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggres sion through forward presence. -Photo by MC1 Peter D. LawlorChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert high-fives a junior Sailor in celebration after cutting a birthday cake in honor of the Navy's 237th birthday in front of USS Constitution's fighting top at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. Greenert and Stevens hosted a worldwide Navy birthday all-hands call and reenlistment. The event was broadcast live on television via satellite to Sailors overseas and at sea, and carried around the world on the internet. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Gettysburg Increases Versatility With NEO USS Gettysburg Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) took part in a simulated non-combatant evacua tion operation (NEO) off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 8. The exercise included evacuating 11 Royal Navy midshipmen posing as citizens in simulated danger from Mallaig, Scotland to Gettysburg on two rig id-hull inflatable boats (RHIB). The exercise was planned by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) as part of Exercise Joint Warrior, a coalition exer cise designed and led by JTEPS in the United Kingdom that lasts two weeks and takes place twice a year. This is not a normal mission for a cruiser or destroyer platform to go do, said Capt. Bob Hein, commanding officer of Gettysburg. But what made it interesting is that sometimes, youre the only asset that is avail able. Normally a NEO operation is assigned to larger vessels such as aircraft carriers and amphibi ous assault ships so those ships complete NEO training instead of cruis ers. Having a cruiser practice a NEO is an opportunity to expand the capa bilities of the platform. Its just another tool in their toolbox, said Hein. The strength of the Sailors onboard this ship is that they can figure out how to do it. So even for a non-standard mission for a cruiser, like a NEO, they figured it out and they did a great job. It proves the versatility of the modern day Sailor. The NEO training oper ation went smoothly, the entire exercise taking just over an hour to complete. It was kind of cool to plan, said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Lautar, the operations officer for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26. Being a DESRON, nor mally it would be a strike group that planned it. For us as a small staff to cre ate a plan and give it out and then see it executed, I thought it was kind of cool and it went well, he added. -Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure team from USS Gettysburg (CG 64) approach a small vessel during a Joint Warrior training exercise. -Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordBoatswains Mate 2nd Class Ryan Beaton conducts an enlisted surface warfare specialist walk through for Sailors aboard USS Gettysburg. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. -Photo by Lt. Amber LewisQuartermasters 2nd Class Barbra Flores, Lonnie Williams and Seth Tatem chart positions in the bridge aboard USS Gettysburg during the ships departure from Faslane, Scotland.-Photo by MC2 Foster BamfordSeaman Joshua Sharon stands watch on the bridge wing aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is currently underway, taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Hu City Ends FY12 With $600K In SavingsUSS Hu City (CG 66) Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) concluded Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) with a repair cost savings of nearly $600,000 as a result of the ships management of the Navys Miniature/MicroMiniature (2M) program, Sept. 30. The 2M program is administered by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), providing ships, submarines, and shore activities with the 2M Module Test & Repair (MTR) equipment need ed to provide their own on-site repairs if the electronic systems employed by their commands break down. Electronic repair, 2M, saves dollars by avoid ing potential mainte nance costs associated with reliance on depots and results in an over all improvement to fleet readiness. The self-sufficiency fostered by the 2M pro gram has been exemplary aboard Hu City. The 2M program has supported every department on the ship to get systems and equipment fully mission capable. Electronics Technician 2nd Class (EXW) Olivia Cannon and Electronics Technician 3rd Class (SW) Meagan Bramble, both from Combat Electronics Division, were cred ited with the success of achieving the recent costsavings milestone and were officially recognized the last two quarters via naval message from Commander, Surface Force Atlantic. The mes sage spotlights top 2M performers by ship class and highlights techs that have made the cost sav ings possible. It was a collaborative effort and definitely time consuming, but its nice to get recognized for the countless hours spent doing what most people can consider as tedious work, said Cannon on receiving recognition in the SURFLANT messages. In order to achieve such sizable cost savings, Cannon and Bramble have been working in vir tually every corner of the ship conducting 2M. They work in split shifts, allowing 2M work to continue onboard 24/7 since the ships current deployment began in mid-June. As a small sample of the work accomplished, these two stellar Electronics Technicians have been involved with repairs inside of gas turbine engine enclosure, one of the 5-inch gun mounts, a variety of internal and external communication systems, the 20mm crew served gun mounts, 400 Hertz (HZ) power sys tems, electronic countermeasure systems, antisubmarine system equip ment, a variety of operator consoles and even assisted with an SH-60B in-flight computer. All this work has been vital to keeping Hu City mission ready. The fact that they have been recognized is no surprise, said Lt. Cmdr. John John, Hu City combat systems officer, acknowl edging the SURFLANT messages from the last two quarters. Several of the ships systems vital to our current area of operations have been aided by the 2M process, and we retain higher levels of readiness because of the quality work produced by our technicians. Chief Electronics Technician (SW/AW) Richard Ziminski, CE division leading chief petty officer, frequently observed the work in progress and provided quality assurance reviews throughout. He expressed sentiments of the hard work and determination that the 2M ETs did to get the job done. It is gratifying to know that we [2M] are an important part of selfsustainment at sea, said Ziminski. Completing assessments and repairs at the bench full-time, week after week, would likely deplete most Sailors, but in their case it is a motivator. To know my team has just repaired or helped restore a critical system, provides a great deal of job satisfaction. According to ETs in the division, the motto has been Leave it better than you found it and Cannon and Bramble, and the 2M program overall, have lived up to that. -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneyDamage Controlman Fireman Anthony Lacy jumps into the Arabian Sea from USS Hu City (CG 66) during a swim call. -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneySailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) enjoy a swim call in the Arabian Sea. Hu 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. -Photo by MC3 Scott PittmanUSS Hu City (CG 66) 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. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 9

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EOQ Lunch Oct. 23From StaffNaval Station Civilian Employee of the Quarter pre sentation/lun cheon will be held on Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m., Ocean Breeze Conference Center. All are welcome to attend and sup port the nominees. Lunch is $8. Pay at the door. RSVP to Sandra Barrett by Oct. 19. Nominees for Employee of the Quarter (3rd Quarter): Kevin Moyer, Fire/Emergency Services Marden Le Bouton, MWR Gregory Schmitt, PWD Lawrence Ossi, PWD Karen Downey, Chapel Todd Wright, FFSC Robert Nelson, Housing Robert Garis, Air Ops Diane Williams, NGIS Larry Delong, Safety Theodis Simmons, Security of Jacksonville is offering a complimentary shuttle service from the TPC lots located west of A1A on Palm Valley Road / State Road 210. Parking is $20 per vehicle and the shut tle to the event is free. Shuttle service will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will run until 6 p.m. Event attendees are strongly encouraged to use this service. This event is produced by the City of Jacksonville with the support of Naval Station Mayport; City of Jacksonville Beach; City of Neptune Beach, City of Atlantic Beach; VyStar Credit Union; ACUVUE; Jack Hanania Automotive Group; Hampton Inn Ponte Vedra; Amway; Guy Harvey; Bubba Burgers; Taco Bell; Coca Cola; Miller Lite; Champion Brands; Verizon Wireless; Navy Federal Credit Union; The Boeing Store; Army Navy Outdoors and Tobacco Free Florida. From Page 1Blue AngelsDoN Holds Tribute To Diversity Defense Media Activity Pentagon BureauThe Department of the Navy (DoN) held a Tribute to Diversity in the Pentagons Center Courtyard in Arlington, Va. Oct. 12. Following the cer emony, the events key note speaker, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, DoN Assistant for Administration Carla Lucchino and Director, Marine Corps Staff Lt. Gen. Willie Williams dedicated the Pentagons newest memorial a hallway tribute to diversity. The 45-photo commemora tion features pictures of diverse Navy and Marine Corps leaders and service members. Mabus said diversity has always been key to the Navys success. Diversity is important because it makes us a far better military force, he said. When we have a diversity of ideas, of experi ences, of expertise and of background...we can fulfill the dizzying vari ety of missions that the Navy and Marine Corps are given by our country, Mabus added. The importance of diversity means that improving it within the fleet must remain a priority, continued Mabus. The Navy and the Marine Corps doesnt have just one platform that we go to for every mission, he said. We count on a wide variety of assets, to execute a myriad of missions. The very same is true for our people. We have to con tinue to increase diversity in our ranks and in the career opportunities, and allow for the training, the job satisfaction and the retention of the talent that we have. DoN continues to demonstrate its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity through train ing extended to its Sailors and civilians. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), opened in 1971, was established to address the education and training of military and civilian.Mayport To Open Mobile Phone CenterFrom NEX MayportNavy Exchange Mayport cus tomers will find purchasing a mobile phone and mobile ser vices easier thanks to its new NEX Mobile Center. Partnering with Wireless Advocates, the NEX Mobile Center will offer custom ers wireless products, accesso ries and services from a variety of service providers including AT&T, Boost Mobile, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The new operation will sell a wide variety of Smartphones including a basic model flip phone to the Apple iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Customers will also find mobile phone service plans to meet the needs of their families. The NEX Mobile Center has value added in its pricing, said Mary Morse, NEXCOM Telecommunications Specialist. We meet or beat the most competitive pricing in the area. We also offer a standard military discount, so our customers can feel at ease when purchasing their mobile phone or mobile service from the NEX Mobile Center. The NEX Mobile Center offers special programs for military members, including suspension of service during a deployment and a release from their contract due to an overseas transfer. We also offer a special order program where if a mobile phone is not in stock, the NEX Mobile Center will mail the phone directly to the customers house, fully ready to use. The Mayport NEX Mobile Center will be located in the electronics department at the Main NEX Store and will open on Friday, Oct. 19, with a ribbon cutting at noon. NEX Web Store Expands Its SelectionFrom NEXCOMTo further enhance customer shopping experi ence at myNavyExchange. com, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will be adding a number of new products to its NEX web store over the next several months. We are constantly looking to add new products to our web store, said Tess Paquette, NEXCOM Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. We know that some of our authorized customers dont have access to shop a NEX, so the web store is the only way they can use this benefit they have earned. We want to make sure we have the products our customers need and want at a savings, no matter where they live around the world. In honor of its decom missioning, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) apparel and gifts will be added to the NEX web store in mid-October. Customers will find a variety of Enterprise mer chandise available to purchase including ball caps, shirts, coffee mugs and coins. Commissioned in 1961, the Enterprise is the worlds first nuclearpowered carrier and is both the largest and old est active combat vessel in the Navy. Launching October 31, customers will find a wider variety of toys on myNavyExchange.com to coincide with the start of Toyland. Customers will be able to purchase action figures, building sets and blocks, dolls, kids elec tronics, learning toys, riding toys and much more from their favorite brands. Toys were one of the top requests from cus tomers and until now, we only offered early learning toys, said Paquette. We will now be offering toys for boys and girls for all age ranges, just in time for the holidays. MyNavyExchange.com currently has over 15,000 items in its web store. NEX Web Store To Offer Free Shipping This holiday season, mynavyexchange.com is offering several free shipping deals for its cus tomers. From Oct. 31 Nov. 21, customers will receive free standard shipping on any toy purchase of $150 or more. Customers will get free standard shipping on any purchase of $150 or more from Nov. 22 26. Finally, from Nov. 30 Dec. 21, in addition to free standard shipping on any $150 or more purchase, customers will receive discounted priority delivery for $9.95 or discounted express delivery for $17.95. Fight deadly childhood diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital800-822-6344 www.stjude.org 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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FFSC Class Schedule Set For OctoberFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and 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. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips several times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Oct. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m., IA Family Outing Bowling Alley Oct. 22-25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop, Building 1, Room 1616 Oct. 23, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Oct. 24, 9 a..m.-noon, Employment Seminar, FFSC Room 607 Oct. 24, 9-11 a.m., Credit Management FFSC Room 719 Oct. 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup, USO USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips several times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training, Building 1 Room 1124 Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication, FFSC Room 702 Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly, Building 1 Room 104 Oct. 30, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Oct. 31, 9 a..m.-noon, Employment Seminar, FFSC Room 607Mayport Celebrates Hispanic Heritage-Photos by Paige GnannAbove, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Jessica Curry and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Daniel Torentes, both of Harbor Ops, help serve traditional hispanic dishes at Oasis Galley as part of Naval Station Mayports Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 10. Below, CMDCM Mauricio Rueda speaks to attendees at the Hispanic Heritage ceremony at Sea Gull Pavilion next to the CPO Club. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012 11

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Oct. 19: Toga Party 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Rock out with your togas out. Featuring live band Southern Magic, free food, giveaways and more. Before the band, we will be screening the movie Animal House. 270-7205 Oct. 20: All Khaki Oktoberfest. 6-10 p.m. at Focsle CPO Lounge. Don yer lederhosen & grab ye maiden for Focsle Lounges very first Oktoberfest Celebration! Festivities include live band One-Eyed Jakes, free German-inspired food, barrel roll obstacle course, bratwurst-eating contest, barrel toss, Yodeling contest, prizes & more! Oct. 24: 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. Sponsored by HSL-48. To purchase tickets in advance, please call CMDCM Jim Key at (904) 270-6810 x119; lim ited tickets available at the door. Oct. 26: Liberty Halloween Party. 8 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Be prepared to be scared to death. DJ, food, costume contest, prizes, games and more. 2707205 Oct. 30: Bingo Halloween Party. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on hard cards, Costume Contests, Treats from MWR and More! 270-7204 MWRThe following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Oct. 18: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 19: Toga Party 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Rock out with your togas out. Featuring live band Southern Magic, free food, giveaways and more. Before the band, we will be screening the movie Animal House. 270-7205 Oct. 20: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Oct. 22: Laser Tag. 7-9 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Free. Oct. 23: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 24: Pumpkin Carving. All day at Liberty Center. Oct. 24: 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. Sponsored by HSL-48. To purchase tickets in advance, please call CMDCM Jim Key at (904) 270-6810 x119; lim ited tickets available at the door. Oct. 26: Liberty Halloween Party 8 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. DJ, food, cos tume contest, game & prizes. All-hands event. Oct. 27: WasabiCon Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. Transportation Only. Sign up deadline Oct. 24. Oct. 28: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. Oct. 30: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 30: Bingo Halloween Party. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts on hard cards, Costume Contests, Treats from MWR and More! 270-7204 LIBERTYOct. 19: Freedom Friday Monster Mash Movie Bash. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Oct. 25: Drama Club Presents Casper. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680. KID 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., Pilates 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core 5:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch Tuesday 10:30 a.m., Intro to Yoga 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 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Yoga Mayport Sandbox 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. Monday 7 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 9:30 a.m., Bootcamp Basics 11 a.m., HIT Noon, HIT Skill Review Tuesday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT 2 p.m., HIT 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Wednesday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 9:30 a.m., Intro to TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., HIT 4 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 5:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 5:30 p.m., Spinning Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 MWR 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Friday, Oct. 19 The Marriage Ministry of Neptune Baptist Church will host The Art of Marriage videoconference series. This six-part event will present the principles of a strong, healthy, marriage relationship using a variety of speakers, engaging stories, humorous scenarios and interviews from real cou ples struggling to find solutions to improve their marriage. The conference will begin on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. and continue on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided on Friday evening and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Dress is casual. Each couple will be provided with a work book with useful tips, articles, and exercises to help reinforce conference topics. Childcare is available by appointment and donation. The cost to attend is $40 per couple ($20 for mar riage-minded singles). Tickets may be purchased at LifeWay Christian Bookstore-Town Center, at www.neptunebaptist. org/ministries/marriage or by calling (904) 249-2307. Saturday, Oct. 20 Crafters Wanted! Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach will host its annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To reserve your booth, please contact the church office today at 249-5370. The City of Atlantic Beach Family Fun Day and Campout under the Stars returns to Jack Russell Park, 1:30-10 p.m. Our 19th Annual Campout is one of the Citys most popular events. Reserve your campsite early before they sell out! Campers can reserve a 10 x 10 campsite for a $10 fee before Oct. 1, and $15 after Sept. 30. This year continues the Saturday Family Fun Day activities and per formances for kids of all ages! Afternoon and evening events, including our Twilight Movie are free and open to the pub lic. Russell Park field is located on Plaza St., north of Atlantic Beach City Hall on Seminole Rd. Registration forms are on the City website and campers can register by mail, or choose your campsite at the Recreation Office, 716 Ocean Blvd., week days 8-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Call 247-5828 for more infor mation or visit w ww.coab.us/ events. Girls Inc of Jacksonville is sponsoring Fall into the Daddy Daughter Dance! 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold. Cost is $80 per couple (Dad or significant adult male) and $30 per additional daughter. Find out more at www. DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com or call 904-731-9933 The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks will host the annu al A Day for Hope and Friends benefit event at Amelia Island State Park from 3-6 p.m. at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, Amelia Island State Park, State Road A1A North, Jacksonville. All proceeds from the event will benefit these organizations. Participants will enjoy an after noon of horseback riding on the beach, educational oppor tunities, a low country boil, barbeque and beverages. The cost is $10 per plate. While you are there, sign up to become a member of the Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks. Donations are also welcomed and are 100% tax deduct ible. For directions and addi tional information, visit www. FloridaStateParks.org Monday, Oct. 22 A Beauty Berry Jelly Class at the Duval County Canning Center will be held at 9 a.m.Noon and 1-4 p.m. at Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue. Cost is $20 with Pre-registration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 2557450. Saturday, Oct. 27 Join a Park Ranger for a lei surely paced hike to discover the islands natural communi ties. Participants are encour aged to bring bug spray and bottled water. This program will take place at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Sunday, Nov. 11 The First Annual Salute To Veterans 5K will start at 8 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk/ run at 9 a.m. starting at the Jacksonville Landing. The 5K will benefit the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association. There is a discounted $15 entry for all military, seniors 65 and over and children 13 and under. Cost includes a t-shirt. Sign up online at http:// www.1stplacesports.com/ salute.htmlOut in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR Southern Womens Show Your Greater Jacksonville USO Mayport and NAS Centers have discounted tickets avail able for this years Southern Womens Show Oct. 19-21. Tickets are $5 each and cash only. Enjoy food, fashion, celebrity guests, health, beauty, and lifestyle ven dors at the Prime Osborn Convention Center October 18th-21st. For more information on this event, visit www. SouthernWomensShow. com. Boots On The Ground Walk or drive along 1.5miles of Boots on the Ground stretch ing from the corner of historic downtown Fernandina Beach to the Atlantic Ocean. The display is a memorial of more than 7,000 boots, pictures, and flags hon oring the brave firefight ers and police officers of 9-11 and fallen OIF-OEF U.S. service members. The event is free to the public. The Mothers of Americas Military Fallen is also accepting dona tions of worn combat boots. To do so, please contact Julie Bargeron at juliebargeron@mother sofamf.com or call (904) 468-0733. Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open Free Admission Oct. 18-21 enjoy free admission to the Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open at TPC Sawgrass Valley Course with your mili tary ID. Also, enjoy free entry into the Patriot Outpost, which includes free snacks and drinks Thursday-Sunday and free lunch Friday-Sunday. For more information, please visit www.winndixiejacksonvilleopen. com/military McGladrey ClassicFree Admission All active and retired military with a valid ID are invited to attend the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, GA free of charge Oct. 18-21. For more information, visit www.mcgladreyclassic. com Military Wives Vendor Show Join us Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mayport USO center. Come out and support your local military fami lies and their businesses as well as the USO. There will be food and raffle prizes. For more information, contact Heather or Leticia at milwivesbusi nessesandevents@gmail. com Free Admission To Jacksonville University Military Appreciation Football Game Active Duty personnel receive free admission to the JU vs. CAMPBELL football game at D. B. Milne Field on JUs campus. Game time is noon on Nov. 10. You must show current ID Card for free admission. JUs campus address is 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211. Free Banners For Returning Service Members Sign-a-Rama, a local, small business has a great offer to support returning troops! Offer details: 1. This a free banner provided to a spouse or parent or child of an individual service member returning from combat duty. 2. One free banner per household, please. 3. Orders are placed by the family, by calling (904) 272-8333, or emailing me at herb@jaxsignarama. com with the subject line banner for my loved one 4. We would like about a 7 to 10 day notice, if possible, so that we can fit it into our production schedule. 5. We are unable to ship these banners. We are a local owned fran chise, with a store at 175-1 Blanding Boulevard, and one in Jacksonville at 3663 Southside Boulevard. This is a service for the Jacksonville/Orange Park area. Banners are only for returning combat troops and unfortunately, are not available for troops assigned to NSB Kings Bay, GA. 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