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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Big Stage For Little ConcertFree Tickets At ITTFrom StaffTickets are available at the MWR ITT office for the free Little Big Town concert at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 9. The event is being being held in conjunction with the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball tournament between the Florida Gators and the Georgetown Hoyas on board USS Bataan. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for this concert have been donated for the use of military personnel (active, reserve and retired) and DOD employees and their families. Must have base access (or be accompanied by someone with base access). Active Duty personnel are required to wear uni forms to the concert (Navy Working Uniforms/NWUs or Service Equivalent). Each service member or DOD employee is allowed a ticket for themselves and up to three more for their families and/or accompanied guests. Tickets are non-transferrable and shall not be resold on the open market. Following the concert, watch the University of Florida Gators take on the Georgetown Hoyas on the JUMBOTRONS. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.NEX Changes Its Price Match PolicyFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has revised its Price Match Policy for its NEXs around the world. The NEX Price Match Policy guarantees that NEXs will match any brick and mortar retailers advertised price within the local market area on any identical in-stock item. We want the NEX to be our customers choice for shopping, said Richard Dow, NEXCOM Senior Vice President, Store Operations. Revamping our NEX Price Match Policy gives our NEX cashiers more authority to match prices which will give an even greater customer service experience to our customers. NEX sales associates have the authority to match an advertised price reduction up to $100. An NEX supervisor must authorize a price match over $100. Customers may ask for a price adjust ment at any cash register in the store. The advertised priced may be presented in the form of a printed ad or a mobile marketing device, such as a cell phone or smart phone, from a local competitor. Photographs of an item taken with a cell phone or smart phone will not be accept ed. A NEX cashier will also accept a customers ver bal price challenge for an item with a price dif ference of $10 or less. Customers need not bring a copy of a competitors advertisement for items under $10. For items on the NEX web store, myNavyEx change.com, the NEX will visually verify the price of the item prior to matching the price. In addition, overseas NEXs will match the pric ing of current mail order catalogs as well as web stores from Sears, J.C. Penney, Walmart and any other comparable com mercial retailers with web stores. Freight charges, if applicable, are added to the competitors price. The NEX Price Match Policy does not apply to fine jewelry, automo tive parts, automotive labor and service, gasoline and special orders. Double and triple cou pons, clearance, percent and dollar off items, flea market sales, going out of business sales and com missary prices are also excluded from the NEX Price Match Policy. For more information on the NEX Price Match Policy, see your local NEX manager or https://www. mynavyexchange.com/ command/customer_ service/p_policy.html.Airborne Use of ForceFrom HSL-48NS Mayport-based Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) Detachment Two, embarked on USS Carr (FFG 52), and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) used airborne use of force (AUF) to stop a vessel suspected of transporting ille gal drugs on Oct. 25 in support of Operation Martillo. The interdiction oper ation recovered 780 kilo grams of cocaine with a street value of more than $54 million. During a routine patrol, members of HSL48 Detachment Two Mayport Vice spotted a speed boat and closed to investigate. Once the contact spot ted the SH-60B, it immediately altered course and attempted to evade by heading into territo rial waters. The Mayport Vice, along with members of the LEDET team attempted to hail the vessel and demand that they stop. As the suspects continued to flee, the crew employed warning shots that were ignored. The onboard LEDET gunner took aim at the vessels engines and ended the pursuit in short order. Carr then launched their rigid-hull inflat able boat with Coast Guardsmen from the LEDET boarded the speedboat and apprehended all sus pects onboard. USS Carrrecovered 780 kilo grams of cocaine that the vessel had jettisoned in the immediate vicin ity. Since the begin ning of their deploy ment in June, USS Carr, the embarked HSL-48 Detachment Two, and LEDET have seized approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine and more than two tons of marijuana, with a combined estimated street value of more than $220 million. Carr is homeported in Norfolk, Va., while HSL-48 is stationed in Mayport. They are currently deployed in Fourth Fleet, con ducting Combating Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) opera tions with Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and U.S. Coast Guard District Eleven. -Photo courtesy of HSL-48NS Mayport-based Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) Detachment Two drops off supplies to USS Carr (FFG 52). The helo detachment helped stop a vessel carrying 780 kilograms of cocaine valued at $54 million during an interdiction operations in support of Operation Martillo.Hu City Gets Physical -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneyThe Chief Petty Officer's Mess and the First Class Petty Officer's Mess of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct physical training on the focsle of the ship for the start of CPO 365, a program designed to prepare the first class petty officers to become future chiefs. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting.

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 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, Our busy October has come to an end and we now look ahead to a very busy November. Bravo ZULU and great job to everyone involved in our 2012 Sea & Sky Spectacular. Across the Installation, the performers and the community appreciated your hard work, both in preparation for and in execution of this years air show. Special thanks to our Air Operations team (AIRBOSS, Dick Garis, Teg Mcneal) security, and especially HSL 48 for hosting the Blues and all that gear that Fat Albert holds! And especially a great shout out to all the volunteers that manned booths, roped off the beach areas and acted as tour guides down in Jacksonville Beach during the shows you all made us very proud well done! A hearty welcome home to CDR Pete Mirisola and the entire crew of the USS Underwood (FFG 36) with HSL 48 Det 3 embarked. We stand in awe of all that you have accomplished on the Proud USS Underwoods last deployment. To the officers and crew, you have served our country, our Navy and the shipmates whove served before you well. While deployed, Underwood participated in maritime security exercises, community service events, confiscated more than $27.5 million worth of cocaine and saved the lives on six Peruvian fisherman, dur ing a very dicey rescue at sea. Welcome Home shipmates, and that saluting battery on your Return to Homeport brought tears to this old salts eyes! You should be noticing a surge of activity around base as we gear up for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic bas ketball game aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan is in company with USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to make up an Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG). The game will feature a NCAA match up between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. This game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular season for both teams and is one of the highlight events of the Week Of Valor the week leading up to Veterans Day where the City Of Jacksonville honors local military members and their families. The Bataan ARG is a representation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be homeport ed here beginning the last quarter of calendar year 2013. Lets give a warm Mayport welcome to the Sailors of these ships. Lots of extra ships and Sailors out and about so be careful as your driving around base. With these and many other Veterans Day celebrations ahead, be sure to stay safe and responsible. And as we approach the holiday season, remem ber the great resources Mayport has to offer you and your family. To prevent your family from financially overextend ing this year, Fleet and Family Support Center is available to help with budget ing for the holidays. Be safe, and keep sending those sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy. milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSWhen children are involved in bullying, it is important for parents to be willing to take action. Children often do not tell their parents that they are being bullied because they are embarrassed or frightened. If you suspect your child is being bullied or your child brings it up, consider these steps: Talk with your child. Focus on your child. Express your concern and make it clear that you want to help. Empathize with your child. Say bullying is wrong, that it is not their fault, and that you are glad they had the courage to tell you about it. Work together to find solutions Ask your child what they think can be done to help. Reassure them that the situation can be handled privately. Document ongoing bullying. Work with your child to keep a record of all bullying incidents. If it involves cyber bullying, keep a record of all mes sages or postings. Help your child devel op strategies and skills for handling bullying. Provide suggestions for ways to respond to bul lying, and help your child gain confidence by rehearsing their respons es. If you need help with suggestions, check with your childs school coun selor. Be persistent. Bullying may not be resolved over night. Stay vigilant to other possible problems that your child may be hav ing. Some of the warn ing signs may be signs of other serious problems. Share your concerns with a counselor at your childs school. Bullying is not a nor mal rite of passage. It can have serious conse quences. You can help your child learn how to prevent bullying. These tips can help bully proof your child: Help your child under stand bullying Explain what bullying is. It is more than physical; it can be done in person or over the phone or computer. Keep open lines of communication with your child Check in with your child and lis ten to any concerns about friends and other stu dents. Encourage your child to pursue their interests. Doing what they love may help your child be more confident among their peers and make friends with other kids with simi lar interests. Teach your child to take a stand against bullying. Give guidance about how to stand up to those who bully if it is safe to do so. Again, engage the help of the school counselor to assist in counseling your child. Talk to your child about seeking help from a trusted adult when feeling threatened by a bully. Talk about whom they should go to for help and role-play what they should say. Assure your child that they should not be afraid to tell an adult when someone they know is being bullied. Know what is going on in your childs school Visit the school website, subscribe to the student paperif there is bully ing going on at the school, contact the school to find out what is being done. But just as important as What to Do is What Not to Do Also share these Not to Do tips with your child: Never tell your child to ignore the bullying. What the child may hear is that you are going to ignore it. Be supportive and gather information about the bullying. Often, trying to ignore bullying allows it to become more serious. Do not blame your child for being bullied. Do not assume that your child did something to provoke the bullying. Do not encourage your child to harm the person who is bullying them. It could get your child hurt, suspended, or expelled. Do not contact the parents of the students who bullied your child. It may make matters worse. School officials should contact the parents of the children involved. Do not demand or expect a solution on the spot. Indicate you would like to follow up to deter mine the best course of action. Also, be aware that the law limits the ability of school person nelfrom revealing dis ciplinary actions taken against other students. Just because they cannot tell you if or how another student was disciplined, does not mean action was not taken.What To Do When Your Child Is Being BulliedJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingThe Boston Globe, which carries a daily col umn designed to answer readers queries, listed the top 10 unanswerable questions. Heres one: I am nine years of age and have a cat that eats regularly and needs to go on a diet. He also eats mice when he is out. How many calories in a mouse? If we ask the wrong question, we are sure to get the wrong answer. Often I am asked whats Gods will for my life? The problem with this question is the last two words...my life. Let me explain. By nature we are selfcentered beings. We all have a tendency to worry about our own needs, wants, and desires. So when we ask the afore mentioned question, we are prone to interpret the answer through our own eyes and experiences. Interpretations via our own eyes and experi ences often lead to misin terpretation, thus thwart ing Gods will for our lives. Perhaps the right question for us to ask is....what is Gods will? Scripture indicates that Jesus understood this idea by an answer He gave his disciples. The disciples had just got back from Golden Corral...SMILE. Since their bellies were full they told Jesus he needed to eat. His reply was profound and gives us great insight to why asking the right question is so imperative. John 4:34a reads, Then Jesus explained: My nourish ment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me. Mark the phrase, doing the will of God. Jesus reply suggests that he was more concerned about the will of God than he was for the will of God for His life. Do you see the difference? Jesus answer does not suggest that God does not have a purpose, plan or will for our lives but rather it shows that He understood that doing Gods will as perquisite for obtaining the former. Furthermore, John 5:30b reinforces this idea that Jesus had asked the right question. It reads, I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. Did you notice who Jesus was attempting to please? He was not con cerned with Gods will for His life but rather with doing things that pleased God, thus leading to the fulfillment of Gods will for his life. In other words, Jesus great est object; greatest design of his life was to do the will of God. Even the Psalmist appears to capture the importance of this con cept. Psalms 40:8 reads, I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Here the Psalmist is concerned with doing the will of God not finding out Gods will for their life. In fact, the latter part of this text suggests that the key to knowing the will of God is directly tied to having law of God within our hearts. In other words, Gods Law + Our Hearts = Gods will. Knowing Gods will for our lives can only truly be discovered through fol lowing the example of our Messiah. The Right Question Is Gods Will For Your LifeChap Calvin Gardner Sr. Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS Beaches Vets Hold Vet Day ProgramFrom BVAPThe Beaches Veterans will present their 2012 Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. honoring fellow Veterans, past and present. This years ceremony featurs Congressman Ander Crenshaw, and supported by the USN and Beaches Color Guard, the American Legion Riders. The 40 & 8 Locomotive will offer children rides and the SUBVETS will provide the Dive Klaxon. The Beaches Honor Guard will also be on hand to per form the Rifle Salute, Call to the Colors, and TAPS with an echo. Veteran Frank Kleese will sing the National Anthem and lead all participants in God Bless America. Remarks by Captain Douglas Cochrane, Commander, NS Mayport; Ms Arlene Griffin, North District Director for Senator Marco Rubio; and Atlantic Beach Mayor, Mike Borno, will honor the Veteran contribution to our community. Tami Swain, Home Depot Grant Coordinator, will be introduced as the supervisor of a $5,000 foundation grant provided wheelchair access, and more than 170 trees and shrubs to beatify this Community Veterans Park. The Park is located at the junction of Mayport Road and Atlantic Blvd, under the 80-foot flagpole. Please bring chairs or blankets for you listening comfort. In case of rain, the event will be the American Legion Pavilion, directly behind the Legion Lodge. Local boy scouts will assist in parking.

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 Galley Impossible: TV Chef Irvine Gives Pointers To CSs On The Sullivans, Roosevelt StaffGalleys on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) learned a few tricks of the trade and recipe redos from the king of restau rant rescuers, TV Chef Robert Irvine. The star of Food Networks Restaurant: Impossible visited the ships on Oct 23 to put his twist on an American classic and shipboard staple pizza. Sponsored by Fleet Logistics Center and Lighthouse Foods, culi nary specialists at both ships got one-on-one time making sauce, roll ing dough and reimagin ing their creations into tastey treats for the crew. Irvine started his culi nary career in the Royal Navy, an experience that makes him sympathetic with todays Navy culinary specialists and the crews tastebuds. From a morale stand point, food is it, Irvine said. They are deployed six, seven months eating the same thing and the crew gets tired of eating it. They get tired of cooking it. The CSs get an oppor tunity not only to learn a new recipe, but to use it and then deviate from it to make something new. During his dual stops, Irvine taught the CSs his recipe for pizza sauce, which could be remade into a soup or marinara topping. Or add a little cream to it and you have vodka sauce without the vodka of course, Irvine said. The pizza dough with a little imagination could be a calazone or a pot pie. A little imagination can make you a lot of money one day, Irvine added. On Oct. 24, Irvine vis ited NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Ca to mentor the budding chefs and set a little challenge. As both the dough and sauce neared comple tion, a different twist was applied to the event: a friendly pizza making competition. Splitting up the CSs into four teams, Irvine briefed the Sailors on exactly how the rules would work. From the time you get your pizza dough, youll have 30 minutes to come up with an idea for an original pizza. Get cre ative, but keep it simple. You should be able to come up with something that is both tasty and healthy. I dont wanna see just red sauce, cheese and pepperoni, Irvine stated. As the Sailors went to work, the tension in the kitchen was high as they rushed to complete their pizza ideas within the allotted time. In the meantime, the Flight Line Caf assembled a team of four judges, including Irvine, his wife, Gail Kim, President of Lighthouse Foods Billy Hashey and FLC Executive Officer Cmdr. Tom Dailey. Thirty minutes seemed like 10, but each team fin ished their pizzas with flying colors and presented them to the judges panel. As the judges munched on the platters served to them, they evalu ated each team based on taste and creativ ity. Ultimately, the team from the NS Mayport Oasis Galley claimed first place, its members being CS2 Peter Torres, CS2 Jeremy Smith, and CSC Wayne Rickerson. Their pizza included a fantastic combination of spinach, onion, bacon, basil and scrambled eggs, lightly topped with cayenne pep per. After the awards were presented and Irvine took photos with all the CSs who competed. He closed by saying, I was a cook in the Royal Navy for 10 years, and I know how important what all of you do is to the morale and welfare of the military. Thank you for the effort and hard work, and for the service you provide everyday to the men and women who serve with you. -Photo by Paige GnannFood Network star Chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible, along with his wife Gail Kim and cooking team serve up pizzas to the crew of USS Roosevelt after spending the afternoon with the ships culinary specialists as part of a galley training event sponsored by Fleet Logistics Center and Lighthouse Foods.-Photo by Paige GnannIrvine critiques Ensign Anne Prisks dough rolling capabilities during an afternoon of mentoring aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).-Photo by MC1 John ParkerCulinary Specialist 2nd class Larry Beckett watches closely as Food Network Chef Robert Irvine cools his pizza sauce during a pizza making training session held onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). Chef Irvine was visiting several ships stationed at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC1 John ParkerFood Network Chef Lee Lucier. center, works with Culinary Specialist 2nd class Larry Beckett, right, and Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Cordero Dowdell during a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68).-Photo by MC1 John ParkerIrvine talks with Culinary Specialist 1st class Romonn Calhoun, left, and Culinary Specialist 1st class Ladale Rich about the importance of tasting a dish while youre mak ing it during a cooking lesson aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Roosevelt Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert Thompson, presents Irvine with a bowl made from a 5-inch shell casing.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 5 NS Mayport Celebrates Navys Birthday-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerSailors and their guests watch as the cake is cut by the oldest and youngest attendee at the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball held at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Oct. 23. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, COMUSNAVSO/US4thFLT.Underwood Awards Foreign Officers Surface Warfare Qualification During Deployment U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsTwo foreign officers embarked the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guid ed-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and completed their surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification, Oct. 27. Lt. Paolo Camogliano, a Peruvian naval offi cer, and Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer, both assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, embarked Underwood Sept. 30 and began working on their qualifications immedi ately. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be embarked on Underwood and work on this qualification, said Granja. The officers and crew were friendly and cooperative so that I could achieve this goal. Over the course of a month, they received training in different areas of watchstanding, includ ing officer of the deck underway, conning offi cer, combat information center watch officer, and officer of the deck in port. The training was chal lenging, but rewarding in that I feel that I am a much better officer than I was when I embarked on Underwood, said Camogliano. In order to complete the qualification, Camogliano and Granja had to pass an oral examination board given by SWO quali fied officers assigned to Underwood. The training we received prepared us for the oral board and I felt that we had no difficulties in passing it, said Granja. Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, the commanding officer of Underwood, awarded both officers the SWO qualification during a pinning ceremony in the wardroom of the ship after they passed their oral examination. I felt a sense of accom plishment as the cap tain pinned us, said Camogliano. I feel that I can take what I learned from this training and teach my navy when I go back to them. I would definitely encourage my countrymen to take this opportu nity if it ever arises again to be on a U.S. Navy ship, Camogliano added. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulCmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, the commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), awards Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40), the surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification during a pinning ceremony in the ward room of the ship. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of U.S. 4th Fleets mission, Southern Seas 2012. Underwood Visits Honduras On Last Leg Of DeploymentFrom U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) departed Roatan, Honduras, Oct. 26, to return to its home port of Mayport, Fla., wrapping up a Southern Seas Deployment to U.S. 4th Fleet. Roatan was the final foreign port Underwood visited on this deployment and is the last before the ships decommis sioning next year. It was nice for us to visit one final port before heading home, said Chief Master-AtArms William Tredick, the com mand master-at-arms aboard Underwood. It was unusual because we normally do not visit a port right before heading home. This visit gave everyone a chance to relax and recharge and was a good way to close out the final deployment of Underwood. Underwood began its deployment nearly six months ago and has visited countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet. I am looking forward to returning home, said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Carl Miller, a junior Sailor aboard Underwood. I have seen and experienced many things since this deployment began and am glad I got to experience Honduras. However, I have been away from my wife and son for six months and I am ready to see them again. I think that most of the crew are ready to see their family and friends on the pier in Mayport. Underwood was commis sioned Jan. 29, 1983 and is scheduled to be decommis sioned in March 2013. I am happy to be going home but I feel a sense of sadness, in that this is the end of an era for a great ship, said Tredick. I will carry all of the experiences I have had on the Underwood for the rest of my life. This is and always will be a top notch ship in my heart. U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum mili tary operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships and to fully exploit the sea as maneu ver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulFrom the left, Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), Thomas Brooks, administrative manager of Roatan Hospital, Lt. Stephanie Homick, the public affairs officer aboard Underwood, and Clinton Everett, deputy mayor of Roatan, pose with boxes of supplies donated by Project Handclasp on the quarterdeck of the ship. See pictures and read the story from USS Underwoods return to homeport in next weeks The Mirror and online at www.mayportmirror.com

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HSL-48 Vipers Celebrate MilestonesHSL-48 PAOHelicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light Four Eight (HSL-48) had a busy year with six deployed detach ments that flew 6,000 hours; as well as excelling during the COMHSMWINGLANT 2012 Organizational Maintenance Program Audit (OMPA). LAMPS detachments are deployed worldwide pro tecting democracy. HSL-48 currently has four embarked detachments: one in Fourth Fleet, one in Fifth Fleet, and two in Sixth Fleet. A sixth detachment, HSL-48 Detachment 9, returned in September after the comple tion a seven-month Fifth Fleet counter-piracy deploy ment on USS Taylor (FFG 50). Its seventh detachment returned Tuesday with USS Underwood (FFG 36). The Detachment 9 Barefoot Bandits flew more than 700 hours in support of counter-piracy operations, medical evacuations, logis tics, and intelligence gather ing missions. Their efforts assured the safe passage of more than 4,000 merchant vessels through the interna tionally recognized transit corridor (IRTC). Meanwhile at home, HSL48 has continued prepara tions for future operations establishing two more detachments. Detachment Four has already completed the Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) and is preparing to embark on USS Nicholas (FFG 47) for Week One Work Ups (WOWU). Detachment Five is on Andros Island at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) honing their war fight ing skills. In all, HSL-48 flew more than 2,200 hours during the fiscal year 2012 preparing detachments for deployment. Viper embarked detach ments flew an additional 4,000 hours in support of counter-piracy, counter nar cotics, and counter-terrorism missions. It has been a busy and rewarding year. OMPA marked another milestone for HSL-48. Throughout the past year the maintenance depart ment continued its tradition of excellence, showcased during the OMPA inspection. Their hard work and dedica tion were rewarded with one of the best scores in the wing and the best score in squad ron history. Finally, as the last East Coast LAMPS squadron to transition to the MH-60R, HSL-48 will continue sup porting the operational needs of the fleet with the venerable SH-60B. The last East Coast SH-60B pilot is set to graduate HSM40 at the end of February 2013 and check into HSL-48 shortly thereafter. He sig nifies the end of an era in naval aviation, but marks the beginning of a new dawn in the Viper nation. Saving Lives, One Pint At A TimeAbove, Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Anthony Vargas donates blood during a blood drive on board Naval Station Mayport. Right, Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Austin wears a Make A Difference sticker for his participation in the blood drive on Oct. 23 at Building One. -Photos by MC2 Marcus Stanley 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Gettysburg Fires Up During Joint Warrior Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment WestWith the conclusion of Joint Warrior 12-2 off the coast of Scotland, guid ed-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) fleet replenishment ship USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195), Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 46 Detachment 2 and U.S. maritime support reconnaissance patrol air craft from Experimental Evaluation Test Squadron (VX) 1, Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 and VP 10 are certified for deployment. The biannual exer cise, which is the larg est military exercise in Europe, began Oct. 1, and was planned by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) in the United Kingdom. It is used by the U.K. as their advanced naval certification course and is on par with a U.S. Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), which certifies U.S. ships for deployment. We had the opportu nity to work with live air craft, live submarines, live ships, we get to shoot our guns, and were doing it in a new and different area, said Capt. Bob Hein, Gettysburgs command ing officer. We lose the home field advantage, but as a commanding officer, I think thats a good thing. The two-week exercise involved many different scenarios, some of which provided a rare opportu nity for the ships involved. The exercise is designed to test the skill, knowledge and equip ment of the participants in a range of different environments, said Capt. Paul Titterton, director of JTEPS. By training in this fashion, we are able to prepare for a whole range of potential and ultimate ly realistic tactical sce narios, from out-and-out warfare to rescuing fisher men captured by pirates. The U.S. ships partici pated in simulated missions aimed to test air, surface and subsurface capabilities. We conducted antiair, anti-surface and antisubmarine warfare events and we also did some smaller exercises like NEO (non-combatant evacua tion operation) and mine clearance operations, said Capt. Nelson Castro, commander, DESRON 26. The exercise is intend ed to test and improve interoperability and to train allies in a mari time environment, where nations can prepare forc es for combined opera tions. It has been a great opportunity to test our interoperability and develop common tactics, techniques and proce dures, said Castro. One of the operations taken on by a multina tional force was mine sweeping. Our task group was integrated with the Royal Navy and its minesweep ers, said Castro. The operations were a great opportunity to improve our interoperability and we derived many new procedures to execute missions together. Another part of the operation included simu lated visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) mis sions. Apart from the cold weather, it was very sim ilar to our normal VBSS training, said Castro. It provided a different venue with different perspec tives brought by the U.K. trainers. In order to complete all of the missions, extensive planning took place. From mid-August through the actual execu tion date, DESRON 26 did a lot of planning, with JTEPS and then all the other units as well, said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Lautar. And the planning that took place during Joint Warrior was vital to every mission we did. The exercise was detailoriented and included simulated media arriv ing aboard Gettysburg to interview Hein and Castro. The press confer ence was tough. You had friendly, neutral and aggressive reporters ask ing very pointed and political questions, said Castro. We just ensured that we provided facts and tried not to speculate in areas outside of our expertise. The exercise, which occurs off the coast of Scotland twice a year, provides an opportunity for U.S. Sailors to inter act with service members from coalition forces. I think it was really successful, said Lautar. Overall it was great work ing with all the ships, all the units that participat ed. The interaction with the LNOs (liaison naval officers), having a British LNO onboard, was out standing. All in all, I think Joint Warrior went well. -Photos by MC2 Foster BamfordMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) go over the mission plan for a Joint Warrior training exercise. Joint Warrior takes place off the coast of Scotland and is designed and led by the joint tactical exercise planning staff in the United Kingdom. It is intended to improve interoper ability between allied navies and prepare participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during deployments. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. Damage Controlman Fireman Jose Rodriguez talks on a portable radio during a damage control drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 7

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Target Practice-Photos by MC3 A.J. Jones Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Jonathan Abernathy, left, Fire Controlman 1st Class Benjamin Platfoot and Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes fire bore-mounted training lasers from M-16 rifles at an electronic target during a small arms training drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The bore mounted system fires a laser light at an electronic target, and a com puter system attached to the target tracks the accuracy of the shooter. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flex ible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) participate in a small-arms live-fire qualification on the flight deck. Jax Hosts Week Of ValorFrom city of JacksonvilleA major weeklong series of events to honor and cel ebrate the contributions of current and former armed forces members and mili tary families will start with a kick off Nov. 5 and end with a concert at NS Mayport. The Week of Valor in November serves as a way to come together as a com munity and honor those who serve, reflect on their sacri fices and celebrate their lives. The Week of Valor kicks off Monday, Nov. 5, with a military appreciation lun cheon sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The national spotlight on the citys deep ties to the military and veter an communities will include two major sporting events. The Jacksonville Jaguars will kick-off the NFLs Salute to Service weekend against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Nov. 8. The next day, a concert will feature award-winning country art ists Little Big Town at Naval Station Mayport as well as the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game. The game will be held aboard the USS Bataan, one of three representational Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) ships that will be sta tioned in Jacksonville by the end of 2013, at Naval Station Mayport for the game. The ships represent a threeship ARG to be stationed in Jacksonville in 2013. The game, between the University of Florida and Georgetown University, will kick off the NCAA bas ketball season. Beside the Jaguars and the Chamber, the city is teaming with the UNF Military and Veteran Resource Council, and the Jacksonville Military and Veterans Coalition to support the weeklong series of events. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the city will host active-duty military and veteran volun teers at Duval County Public Schools. DCPS students will have the opportunity to hear from veterans and learn about their sacrifices and commitment. The event will be followed by a veterans community summit which will help address the chal lenges facing local vets. Thursday, Nov. 8 will con sist of a media luncheon onboard the USS Bataan, before the NFL game begins at EverBank Field. The City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Job Fair will start Friday morning, followed by the concert and basketball game. The Week of Valor will conclude with the City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 12, followed immedi ately by the celebration of the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown. For more information please go to: www.coj.net/ MilitaryAffairs or http:// www.facebook.com/ WeekOfValor 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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-Photo by Paige GnannNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, stands with the nomi nees and winner for the Employee of the Quarter Third Quarter 2012 during an awards luncheon held Oct. 23 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Nominees include Larry Delong of Safety, Karen Downey of Base Chapel, Kevin Moyer of F&ES Diane Wlliams of NGIS, Todd Wright of FFSC, Bob Garis of Air Ops, Marden Le Bouton of MWR, Robert Nelson of Housing, Gregory Schmitt of Public Works, Theodis Simmons of Security and winner, Lawrence Ossi of Public Works. Employee of Quarter -Photo by MCC William TownsendNew ombudsmen from Naval Statiom Mayport tenant commands complete Ombudsman Basic Training with Fleet and Family Support Center. Pictured from left, FFSC Ombudsman Coordinator Stephanie Hoppe, Christy Dickerson, Leadership SpouseUSS De Wert; Arlene Mershell, Ombudsman4th Fleet; Kimberly Davis, OmbudsmanNaval Branch Health Clinic; Lynn Turner, OmbudsmanUSS Samuel B. Roberts and FFSC Director Janice Rand. Basic Training For Ombudsmen THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 9

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Welcome Aboard Jags! -Photos by MC2(SW) Marcus StanleyJacksonville Jaguars players Justin Blackmon and D'Anthony Smith sign in on the quarterdeck of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) as they arrive for a tour of the guidedmissile destroyer. The Jaguars are participating in Jacksonville's "Week of Valor" Nov. 5-12, highlighting their game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Nov. 8, as "Military Appreciation Game" to honor military members, veterans and their families. Blackmon, shakes hands with Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW/ SW) Jason Lawhorn. Blackmon, a rookie receiver for the Jaguars, came aboard Naval Station Mayport to meet Sailors and thank them for their service while touring the naval base. Nov. 1: Gatorbowl Tickets on Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at ITT. Game day is Jan. 1, 2013 at EverBank Field starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in section 124 in rows P-X. 270-5145 Nov. 1: Bingo Turkey Shoot. Every Bingo Session through Thanksgiving, Beachside Bingo is giving away a free Turkey. No valid at Lunchtime Bingo. 2707204 Nov. 2: Fall Fiesta 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Out of Hand, free food, giveaways and more. 270-7205 Nov. 3: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 4: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day. 2707205 Nov. 7: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 Nov. 7: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Nov. 9: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Nov. 9: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 10: 4v4 Basketball Turkey Shoot. Sign up by Nov. 1. 270-5451 Nov. 10: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Nov. 12: Veterans Day Bowling Special. 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowling, shoes, and your choice of either a lb. hamburger or hot dog with fries and a fountain sod for only $10 (non-food option $8) Plus, Colored Headpin Bowling; bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass. 270-5377 Nov. 13: Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Nov. 13: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Nov. 14: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Nov. 14: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the 4th Fleet. For tickets, contact (904) 270-4551. Nov. 17: UFC 154: Pierre vs. Condit 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 Nov. 21: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. $1 Colormania Bowling and more. 270-5733 MWR 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Nov. 1: Gatorbowl Tickets on Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at ITT. Game day is Jan. 1, 2013 at EverBank Field starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in section 124 in rows P-X. 270-5145 Nov. 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Nov. 2: Fall Fiesta 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Out of Hand, free food, giveaways and more. 270-7205 Nov. 3: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 3: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Nov. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions. Van departs 2 p.m. Cost $10. Nov. 4: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day. 2707205 Nov. 5: East Coast Buffet Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation only. Nov. 7: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 7: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Nov. 8: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts. Van departs 7 p.m. Cost $10. Nov. 9: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Nov. 9: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 10: 4v4 Basketball Turkey Shoot. Sign up by Nov. 1. 270-5451 Nov. 10: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Nov. 10: UF Gators vs. Louisiana Tech. Van departs TBD. FREE. Nov. 11: Jacksonville Fair. Van departs 12 p.m. FREE. Transportation only. Nov. 12: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 12: Veterans Day Bowling Special. 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowling, shoes, and your choice of either a lb. hamburger or hot dog with fries and a fountain sod for only $10 (non-food option $8) Plus, Colored Headpin Bowling; bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass. 270-5377 Nov. 13: Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Nov. 13: College Workshop. 4:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 14: Liberty Focus Group. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. We need your input and this is your chance to tell us what you think of your Liberty Program. Free refresh ments and all attendees will be entered to win a prize. Nov. 14: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Nov. 14: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the 4th Fleet. For tickets, contact (904) 270-4551. Nov. 16: No Shave November. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit, free food, give aways and best/worst mustache contest. 2707205 Nov. 17: UFC 154: Pierre vs. Condit 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 Nov. 17: Jamfest Car and Truck Show. Van departs 8 a.m. FREE. Transportation Only. Nov. 18: Sea World Orlando. Van departs 7:30 a.m. FREE with Salute to Military ticket. Sign up deadline Nov. 15. Nov. 19: First Base Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Nov. 20: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline Nov. 19. Nov. 21: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 21: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 Nov. 22: Black Friday Shopping. Van departs 11 p.m. Transportation Only. LIBERTY Nov. 2: Freedom FridayLittle Italy Spaghetti Dinner. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Nov. 9: Family Game Night 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Child must be accompanied by a parent. Snacks and bev erages will be served. 270-5680 Nov. 16: Freedom FridayHarvest Festival 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permit ting. 270-5680 Nov. 30: Family Game Night 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Child must be accompanied by a parent. Snacks and bev erages will be served. 270-5680 KID 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 NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a pro gram designed to improve the operational perfor mance of Navy personnel through fitness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refueling. This is a 4-week program for CFLs and ACFLs only. 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 Learn basic strength training with focus on form and proper tech nique utilizing dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands and medicine balls. The results will be an overall increase in energy and endurance, a more effi cient metabolism, health ier posture and much more! 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. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. 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 Learn how to train using the unique and innovative TRX Suspension Training System. This class is reserved for those entire ly new to TRX training. This class will result in increased strength, coor dination, balance and CORE-power. Class size limited to 25. Class is held at Mayport Sandbox behind Surfside Fitness Center. 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 This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fit ness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After completion of the course, participants will be issued a card which will allow them to use the facility when accompa nied by a parent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor This incentive program develops muscu lar strength and power needed to attain the Steel Anchor Award. Structured and progres sive training targets muscles to increase your bench press, squat, and dead-lift. Participants will utilize multiple piec es of free weight, selec torized and plate loaded strength equipment in the gym. Steel Anchor award includes a shirt and plaque recognition. 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 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 11

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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. Boots On The Ground Walk or drive along 1.5miles of Boots on the Ground stretching 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 donations of worn combat boots. To do so, please contact Julie Bargeron at juliebargeron@mother sofamf.com or call (904) 468-0733. K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Special For Military Hunting And Fishing License Active-duty and retired military Florida residents can get a low cost ($20) Military Gold Sportsmans License. The license cov ers hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing and a variety of associ ated permits at a greatly reduced cost. The Military Gold Sportsmans License is available at tax col lectors offices only. Applicants must present a current military ID card plus a Florida drivers license or orders show ing they are stationed in Florida as proof of eli gibility. Military Gold Sportsmans License (includes same privileg es as Gold Sportsmans License, Listed Below) Available to Florida resi dents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve; upon submis sion of a current military identification card and proof of Florida resi dency. Gold Sportsmans License includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licens es; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster per mits. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, and parties. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USO Saturday, Nov. 3 Why are we fascinated with monsters and the mysterious? They creep into our dreams and thoughts; we seek out souvenirs and keep our eyes on the horizon for a glimpse of them. Come learn about these mysteri ous creatures of the deep with a Park Ranger. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m for a discussion on the dif ferent types of shark teeth that can be found on the areas beaches. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, will host a Union Garrison event on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon. This program will allow visitors to inter act with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cook ing and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Saturday, Nov. 10 The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, will host a full day event to salute our Armed Forces from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a day filled with military history and displays from the Revolutionary War to present day while inter acting with living historians from each major U.S. military conflict. Period music and firing demonstrations will also highlight the experience. In addition, participants can visit the Fort Clinch Canteen for a variety of delightful refreshments. Park admission is $6 per vehicle for up to eight people. Admission into the fort is one canned food item per person, which will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans and active duty military are invited to come dressed in uniform. The University of Florida Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program will present a holiday program at the Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue. The pro gram will feature tips on baking and decorating with herbs of the season as well as preparing appe tizers, meats and vegeta bles with a savory twist. The program Herbal Holidays will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost of the program is $10 per person, $5 for chil dren 11-16, under 10 free. Demonstrations, educa tional materials and sam ples will be available for participants. Extension programs are open to all regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, reli gion or national origin. Reservations are neces sary and can be made by calling the Extension Office at 255-7450 or reg istering online at: http:// harvesthappenings.event brite.com Go on a nature hike with a park ranger at 2 p.m through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary 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.html Organizers of The Old City Music Fest will be held at The MarketPlace in St. Augustine (I-95 & Hwy 207). The Charlie Daniels Band, Gloriana, Craig Morgan and home town favorites 38 Special are already confirmed for the exciting day of music. Along with numerous local businesses, national organizations based in the area such as the Wounded Warrior Project will be involved in the event. Tickets, which start at $29, are on sale now. Saturday, Nov. 17 To celebrate the fouryear anniversary of its grand opening, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens will host Much Ado about Nature, a fam ily friendly event from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The days activities will feature: Bees and Beekeeping lecture with the Arboretums beekeeper, Tony Hogg. All about Wildflowers lecture with Terry Zinn of Wildflowers of Florida Owl Encounter by Lesley Royce, featuring Merlin the barred owl Displays by Duval Audubon Society & Tree Hill Nature Center Guided nature walks along the Arboretums trails Arboretum member ships, wildflower seeds, honey, hive products, T-Shirts and other mer chandise will also be available. The event is free to Arboretum mem bers and children under 18 and $5 for non-mem ber adults. All chil dren (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs are allowed. For more information on the Arboretum, please visit www.jacksonvil learboretum.org or our Facebook page. Join a Park Ranger at 2 p.m for a presentation and leisurely guided hike through different Florida ecosystems on a quest to characterize tracks left by an assortment of critters. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Nov. 24 Find out from a park ranger at 2 p.m what a gopher is, where they live and why they are so important. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Jacksonville Light Parade will be held at 7 p.m. The event will be held in partnership with private organizations and local supporters, similar to the 2011 event. The City of Jacksonville invites boat captains and crews to register for the 2012 Jacksonville Light Parade. Registration is free; how ever, it is limited to the first 100 vessels. Boaters interested in participating can visit the website www. makeascenedowntown. com for information.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Fleet Forces Commander Returns To Roots Navy Region Southeast Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to meet with senior leaders during a series of leadership calls Oct. 16-18. During the visit, Adm. Bill Gortney presented his philosophies on lead ership and took ques tions from base leaders. While the trip is similar to trips he will dupli cate many times, for the fleets top admiral, a trip to Northeast Florida is always special. Its always great, he said. I grew up on the St. Johns River water skiing on Doctors Inlet, and its always nice to come back to Northern Florida. Its home. Growing up as the son of a Navy captain, he moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1970 when his father retired and took a job aboard NAS Cecil Field. That year was his sopho more year at Orange Park High School, where he would meet his future wife, Sherry. Gortney spent the next three years working sum mer jobs on board NAS Jacksonville. He spent a summer as a lifeguard at the base swimming pool. He spent another summer working as a carpenters assistant, helping build the Patriots Point base housing area behind the hospital. This exchange and this commissary are not the same ones that I used to go to when I was growing up, but this is home for me, Gortney said. Even though he grew up in a Navy family and spent so much time on base, Gortney said he could never see himself as a Sailor when he was younger. I wanted no part of the Navy, he said. I felt that way because I moved around all my life as a Navy brat, but when I was about half way through college, I decided I didnt want to be a lawyer. I was a history major, and I didnt know what I would do with a history degree if I wasnt going to law school. At that point, Gortney said, something changed within him. In our business, we have a lot of father-son or father-daughter relation ships where you follow the path of your parents, he said. At a very early age, I wanted to fly, and I would wear my fathers flight gear like any other kid did, and I think that spark came back to me when I was in college. Twenty-seven years later, Gortney would find him self back aboard NAS Jacksonville, not as a summer hire, but as a four-star admiral. While he said the landscape has changed dramatically since his high-school years, so has the Navys war fight ing capabilities. Gortney specifically mentioned the arrival of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft and the opening of the new P-8A Integrated Training Center. The good news is that were replacing the P-3s that were here when I was in high school with P-8s. I just had a chance to tour a P-8 and it was great, and I got to fly the simulator and it was a lot of fun, he said. The helicopters are also more advanced. Weve gone from H-3s to H-60s, so we have much more capable helos out there on the seaboard. According to Gortney, Jacksonville is the per fect location to base Poseidon aircraft, not just geographically, but also because of the strong community support for the military. Jacksonville is just a super Navy town. North Florida is very support ive of the Navy and has been for years, he said. Its a great place to oper ate from, and its a great place to train from. The air station is a historical one, and its a real jewel. It has, for decades, provided terrific support forward. I wouldnt want to fly P-8s anywhere else. Despite all the things that have changed on and around NAS Jacksonville since Gortneys lifeguard ing days at the base pool, there is at least one thing that remains the same. The one constant is the quality of the people our Sailors, chief petty offi cers, officers and civilians that help make this place run. Theyre just phe nomenal, and they are the greatest strength that we have. Although Gortney is now stationed in Norfolk, his father still has a place in Orange Park, Fla., where he spends the winters and Gortney still visits when he can. He said spending time in the Jacksonville area is something he will always look forward to. Photo by MC1 Sean Allen Adm. William Gortney, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visits with Dr. Ciro Lopez, Center for Naval Analysis representative to U.S. 4th Fleet, during a command briefing Oct. 16 at the fleet headquarters building located at Naval Station Mayport. NEX Mayport Goes Mobile -Photo courtesy of NEX Mayport The Mayport Navy Exchange Mobile Phone Center is now open and carries cell phones from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Boost Mobile. Pictured from left to right is NEX Services Manager Gerald McMahan, General Manager Wireless Advocates Michael Mello, Manager Wireless Advocates Teresa ONeal, Sales Associate Wireless Advocates Keri Wise and NEX General Manager William Hockenbury. The NEX Mobile Center offers special programs for Military mem bers and is located in the Electronics department of the Mayport NEX. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Recycles Ship MattressesNaval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsSailors from USS Abraham Lincoln load ed more than 600 mat tresses onto trailers Oct. 15, as part of a program run by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantics Integrated Solid Waste program that will see more than 13,000 shipboard mattresses recycled in a first-of-itskind program. The program will save each carrier more than $12,000 compared to if they had thrown away the mattresses, making the program both the greener and cheaper method. This saves 91 thousand cubic feet of space in the landfill, the equivalent of the space taken up by six full McDonalds res taurants, said Gregory Jeanguenat, Naval Station Norfolk Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Site manager. Jeanguenat said he began to research the possibility of recycling shipboard mattresses after reading an article about a similar Army ini tiative earlier this year. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic partnered with the Defense Logistics Agency, who awarded the contract to Nine Lives Mattress Recycling. This follows an earlier pilot program with Spring Back Mattress Recycling. Michael Cunningham, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic integrated solid waste regional program man ager, explained that the companies are able to recycle the steel springs, cotton and neoprene foam from each mattress. 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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Big Stage For Little ConcertFree Tickets At ITTFrom StaffTickets are available at the MWR ITT office for the free Little Big Town concert at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 9. The event is being being held in conjunction with the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball tournament between the Florida Gators and the Georgetown Hoyas on board USS Bataan. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for this concert have been donated for the use of military personnel (active, reserve and retired) and DOD employees and their families. Must have base access (or be accompanied by someone with base access). Active Duty personnel are required to wear uni forms to the concert (Navy Working Uniforms/NWUs or Service Equivalent). Each service member or DOD employee is allowed a ticket for themselves and up to three more for their families and/or accompanied guests. Tickets are non-transferrable and shall not be resold on the open market. Following the concert, watch the University of Florida Gators take on the Georgetown Hoyas on the JUMBOTRONS. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.NEX Changes Its Price Match PolicyFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has revised its Price Match Policy for its NEXs around the world. The NEX Price Match Policy guarantees that NEXs will match any brick and mortar retailers advertised price within the local market area on any identical in-stock item. We want the NEX to be our customers choice for shopping, said Richard Dow, NEXCOM Senior Vice President, Store Operations. Revamping our NEX Price Match Policy gives our NEX cashiers more authority to match prices which will give an even greater customer service experience to our customers. NEX sales associates have the authority to match an advertised price reduction up to $100. An NEX supervisor must authorize a price match over $100. Customers may ask for a price adjustment at any cash register in the store. The advertised priced may be presented in the form of a printed ad or a mobile marketing device, such as a cell phone or smart phone, from a local competitor. Photographs of an item taken with a cell phone or smart phone will not be accept ed. A NEX cashier will also accept a customers ver bal price challenge for an item with a price dif ference of $10 or less. Customers need not bring a copy of a competitors advertisement for items under $10. For items on the NEX web store, myNavyEx change.com, the NEX will visually verify the price of the item prior to matching the price. In addition, overseas NEXs will match the pricing of current mail order catalogs as well as web stores from Sears, J.C. Penney, Walmart and any other comparable com mercial retailers with web stores. Freight charges, if applicable, are added to the competitors price. The NEX Price Match Policy does not apply to fine jewelry, automo tive parts, automotive labor and service, gasoline and special orders. Double and triple cou pons, clearance, percent and dollar off items, flea market sales, going out of business sales and com missary prices are also excluded from the NEX Price Match Policy. For more information on the NEX Price Match Policy, see your local NEX manager or https://www. mynavyexchange.com/ command/customer_ service/p_policy.html.Airborne Use of ForceFrom HSL-48NS Mayport-based Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) Detachment Two, embarked on USS Carr (FFG 52), and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) used airborne use of force (AUF) to stop a vessel suspected of transporting ille gal drugs on Oct. 25 in support of Operation Martillo. The interdiction oper ation recovered 780 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of more than $54 million. During a routine patrol, members of HSL48 Detachment Two Mayport Vice spotted a speed boat and closed to investigate. Once the contact spotted the SH-60B, it immediately altered course and attempted to evade by heading into territo rial waters. The Mayport Vice, along with members of the LEDET team attempted to hail the vessel and demand that they stop. As the suspects continued to flee, the crew employed warning shots that were ignored. The onboard LEDET gunner took aim at the vessels engines and ended the pursuit in short order. Carr then launched their rigid-hull inflat able boat with Coast Guardsmen from the LEDET boarded the speedboat and apprehended all sus pects onboard. USS Carrrecovered 780 kilo grams of cocaine that the vessel had jettisoned in the immediate vicin ity. Since the begin ning of their deploy ment in June, USS Carr, the embarked HSL-48 Detachment Two, and LEDET have seized approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine and more than two tons of marijuana, with a combined estimated street value of more than $220 million. Carr is homeported in Norfolk, Va., while HSL-48 is stationed in Mayport. They are currently deployed in Fourth Fleet, con ducting Combating Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) opera tions with Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and U.S. Coast Guard District Eleven. -Photo courtesy of HSL-48NS Mayport-based Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) Detachment Two drops off supplies to USS Carr (FFG 52). The helo detachment helped stop a vessel carrying 780 kilograms of cocaine valued at $54 million during an interdiction operations in support of Operation Martillo.Hu City Gets Physical -Photo by MCSN Darien G. KenneyThe Chief Petty Officer's Mess and the First Class Petty Officer's Mess of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct physical training on the focsle of the ship for the start of CPO 365, a program designed to prepare the first class petty officers to become future chiefs. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting.

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 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, Our busy October has come to an end and we now look ahead to a very busy November. Bravo ZULU and great job to everyone involved in our 2012 Sea & Sky Spectacular. Across the Installation, the performers and the community appreciated your hard work, both in preparation for and in execution of this years air show. Special thanks to our Air Operations team (AIRBOSS, Dick Garis, Teg Mcneal) security, and especially HSL 48 for hosting the Blues and all that gear that Fat Albert holds! And especially a great shout out to all the volunteers that manned booths, roped off the beach areas and acted as tour guides down in Jacksonville Beach during the shows you all made us very proud well done! A hearty welcome home to CDR Pete Mirisola and the entire crew of the USS Underwood (FFG 36) with HSL 48 Det 3 embarked. We stand in awe of all that you have accomplished on the Proud USS Underwoods last deployment. To the officers and crew, you have served our country, our Navy and the shipmates whove served before you well. While deployed, Underwood participated in maritime security exercises, community service events, confiscated more than $27.5 million worth of cocaine and saved the lives on six Peruvian fisherman, during a very dicey rescue at sea. Welcome Home shipmates, and that saluting battery on your Return to Homeport brought tears to this old salts eyes! You should be noticing a surge of activity around base as we gear up for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic bas ketball game aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan is in company with USS Mesa Verde (LPD 18) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to make up an Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG). The game will feature a NCAA match up between the University of Florida Gators and the Hoyas of Georgetown University. This game will be the first of the 2012-13 regular season for both teams and is one of the highlight events of the Week Of Valor the week leading up to Veterans Day where the City Of Jacksonville honors local military members and their families. The Bataan ARG is a representation of the group of ships the Secretary of the Navy announced earlier this year that will be homeport ed here beginning the last quarter of calendar year 2013. Lets give a warm Mayport welcome to the Sailors of these ships. Lots of extra ships and Sailors out and about so be careful as your driving around base. With these and many other Veterans Day celebrations ahead, be sure to stay safe and responsible. And as we approach the holiday season, remem ber the great resources Mayport has to offer you and your family. To prevent your family from financially overextending this year, Fleet and Family Support Center is available to help with budgeting for the holidays. Be safe, and keep sending those sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy. milCapt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSWhen children are involved in bullying, it is important for parents to be willing to take action. Children often do not tell their parents that they are being bullied because they are embarrassed or frightened. If you suspect your child is being bullied or your child brings it up, consider these steps: Talk with your child. Focus on your child. Express your concern and make it clear that you want to help. Empathize with your child. Say bullying is wrong, that it is not their fault, and that you are glad they had the courage to tell you about it. Work together to find solutions Ask your child what they think can be done to help. Reassure them that the situation can be handled privately. Document ongoing bullying. Work with your child to keep a record of all bullying incidents. If it involves cyber bullying, keep a record of all mes sages or postings. Help your child devel op strategies and skills for handling bullying. Provide suggestions for ways to respond to bul lying, and help your child gain confidence by rehearsing their respons es. If you need help with suggestions, check with your childs school counselor. Be persistent. Bullying may not be resolved overnight. Stay vigilant to other possible problems that your child may be hav ing. Some of the warn ing signs may be signs of other serious problems. Share your concerns with a counselor at your childs school. Bullying is not a nor mal rite of passage. It can have serious conse quences. You can help your child learn how to prevent bullying. These tips can help bully proof your child: Help your child understand bullying Explain what bullying is. It is more than physical; it can be done in person or over the phone or computer. Keep open lines of communication with your child Check in with your child and lis ten to any concerns about friends and other stu dents. Encourage your child to pursue their interests. Doing what they love may help your child be more confident among their peers and make friends with other kids with similar interests. Teach your child to take a stand against bullying. Give guidance about how to stand up to those who bully if it is safe to do so. Again, engage the help of the school counselor to assist in counseling your child. Talk to your child about seeking help from a trusted adult when feeling threatened by a bully. Talk about whom they should go to for help and role-play what they should say. Assure your child that they should not be afraid to tell an adult when someone they know is being bullied. Know what is going on in your childs school Visit the school website, subscribe to the student paperif there is bully ing going on at the school, contact the school to find out what is being done. But just as important as What to Do is What Not to Do Also share these Not to Do tips with your child: Never tell your child to ignore the bullying. What the child may hear is that you are going to ignore it. Be supportive and gather information about the bullying. Often, trying to ignore bullying allows it to become more serious. Do not blame your child for being bullied. Do not assume that your child did something to provoke the bullying. Do not encourage your child to harm the person who is bullying them. It could get your child hurt, suspended, or expelled. Do not contact the parents of the students who bullied your child. It may make matters worse. School officials should contact the parents of the children involved. Do not demand or expect a solution on the spot. Indicate you would like to follow up to deter mine the best course of action. Also, be aware that the law limits the ability of school person nelfrom revealing dis ciplinary actions taken against other students. Just because they cannot tell you if or how another student was disciplined, does not mean action was not taken.What To Do When Your Child Is Being BulliedJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingThe Boston Globe, which carries a daily col umn designed to answer readers queries, listed the top 10 unanswerable questions. Heres one: I am nine years of age and have a cat that eats regularly and needs to go on a diet. He also eats mice when he is out. How many calories in a mouse? If we ask the wrong question, we are sure to get the wrong answer. Often I am asked whats Gods will for my life? The problem with this question is the last two words...my life. Let me explain. By nature we are selfcentered beings. We all have a tendency to worry about our own needs, wants, and desires. So when we ask the afore mentioned question, we are prone to interpret the answer through our own eyes and experiences. Interpretations via our own eyes and experi ences often lead to misinterpretation, thus thwart ing Gods will for our lives. Perhaps the right question for us to ask is....what is Gods will? Scripture indicates that Jesus understood this idea by an answer He gave his disciples. The disciples had just got back from Golden Corral...SMILE. Since their bellies were full they told Jesus he needed to eat. His reply was profound and gives us great insight to why asking the right question is so imperative. John 4:34a reads, Then Jesus explained: My nourish ment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me. Mark the phrase, doing the will of God. Jesus reply suggests that he was more concerned about the will of God than he was for the will of God for His life. Do you see the difference? Jesus answer does not suggest that God does not have a purpose, plan or will for our lives but rather it shows that He understood that doing Gods will as perquisite for obtaining the former. Furthermore, John 5:30b reinforces this idea that Jesus had asked the right question. It reads, I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. Did you notice who Jesus was attempting to please? He was not con cerned with Gods will for His life but rather with doing things that pleased God, thus leading to the fulfillment of Gods will for his life. In other words, Jesus great est object; greatest design of his life was to do the will of God. Even the Psalmist appears to capture the importance of this con cept. Psalms 40:8 reads, I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Here the Psalmist is concerned with doing the will of God not finding out Gods will for their life. In fact, the latter part of this text suggests that the key to knowing the will of God is directly tied to having law of God within our hearts. In other words, Gods Law + Our Hearts = Gods will. Knowing Gods will for our lives can only truly be discovered through fol lowing the example of our Messiah. The Right Question Is Gods Will For Your LifeChap Calvin Gardner Sr. Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS Beaches Vets Hold Vet Day ProgramFrom BVAPThe Beaches Veterans will present their 2012 Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. honoring fellow Veterans, past and present. This years ceremony featurs Congressman Ander Crenshaw, and supported by the USN and Beaches Color Guard, the American Legion Riders. The 40 & 8 Locomotive will offer children rides and the SUBVETS will provide the Dive Klaxon. The Beaches Honor Guard will also be on hand to per form the Rifle Salute, Call to the Colors, and TAPS with an echo. Veteran Frank Kleese will sing the National Anthem and lead all participants in God Bless America. Remarks by Captain Douglas Cochrane, Commander, NS Mayport; Ms Arlene Griffin, North District Director for Senator Marco Rubio; and Atlantic Beach Mayor, Mike Borno, will honor the Veteran contribution to our community. Tami Swain, Home Depot Grant Coordinator, will be introduced as the supervisor of a $5,000 foundation grant provided wheelchair access, and more than 170 trees and shrubs to beatify this Community Veterans Park. The Park is located at the junction of Mayport Road and Atlantic Blvd, under the 80-foot flagpole. Please bring chairs or blankets for you listening comfort. In case of rain, the event will be the American Legion Pavilion, directly behind the Legion Lodge. Local boy scouts will assist in parking.

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 Galley Impossible: TV Chef Irvine Gives Pointers To CSs On The Sullivans, Roosevelt StaffGalleys on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) learned a few tricks of the trade and recipe redos from the king of restau rant rescuers, TV Chef Robert Irvine. The star of Food Networks Restaurant: Impossible visited the ships on Oct 23 to put his twist on an American classic and shipboard staple pizza. Sponsored by Fleet Logistics Center and Lighthouse Foods, culi nary specialists at both ships got one-on-one time making sauce, roll ing dough and reimagin ing their creations into tastey treats for the crew. Irvine started his culi nary career in the Royal Navy, an experience that makes him sympathetic with todays Navy culinary specialists and the crews tastebuds. From a morale stand point, food is it, Irvine said. They are deployed six, seven months eating the same thing and the crew gets tired of eating it. They get tired of cooking it. The CSs get an opportunity not only to learn a new recipe, but to use it and then deviate from it to make something new. During his dual stops, Irvine taught the CSs his recipe for pizza sauce, which could be remade into a soup or marinara topping. Or add a little cream to it and you have vodka sauce without the vodka of course, Irvine said. The pizza dough with a little imagination could be a calazone or a pot pie. A little imagination can make you a lot of money one day, Irvine added. On Oct. 24, Irvine vis ited NAS Jacksonvilles Flight Line Ca to mentor the budding chefs and set a little challenge. As both the dough and sauce neared comple tion, a different twist was applied to the event: a friendly pizza making competition. Splitting up the CSs into four teams, Irvine briefed the Sailors on exactly how the rules would work. From the time you get your pizza dough, youll have 30 minutes to come up with an idea for an original pizza. Get cre ative, but keep it simple. You should be able to come up with something that is both tasty and healthy. I dont wanna see just red sauce, cheese and pepperoni, Irvine stated. As the Sailors went to work, the tension in the kitchen was high as they rushed to complete their pizza ideas within the allotted time. In the meantime, the Flight Line Caf assembled a team of four judges, including Irvine, his wife, Gail Kim, President of Lighthouse Foods Billy Hashey and FLC Executive Officer Cmdr. Tom Dailey. Thirty minutes seemed like 10, but each team finished their pizzas with flying colors and presented them to the judges panel. As the judges munched on the platters served to them, they evalu ated each team based on taste and creativ ity. Ultimately, the team from the NS Mayport Oasis Galley claimed first place, its members being CS2 Peter Torres, CS2 Jeremy Smith, and CSC Wayne Rickerson. Their pizza included a fantastic combination of spinach, onion, bacon, basil and scrambled eggs, lightly topped with cayenne pepper. After the awards were presented and Irvine took photos with all the CSs who competed. He closed by saying, I was a cook in the Royal Navy for 10 years, and I know how important what all of you do is to the morale and welfare of the military. Thank you for the effort and hard work, and for the service you provide everyday to the men and women who serve with you. -Photo by Paige GnannFood Network star Chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible, along with his wife Gail Kim and cooking team serve up pizzas to the crew of USS Roosevelt after spending the afternoon with the ships culinary specialists as part of a galley training event sponsored by Fleet Logistics Center and Lighthouse Foods.-Photo by Paige GnannIrvine critiques Ensign Anne Prisks dough rolling capabilities during an afternoon of mentoring aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).-Photo by MC1 John ParkerCulinary Specialist 2nd class Larry Beckett watches closely as Food Network Chef Robert Irvine cools his pizza sauce during a pizza making training session held onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). Chef Irvine was visiting several ships stationed at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC1 John ParkerFood Network Chef Lee Lucier. center, works with Culinary Specialist 2nd class Larry Beckett, right, and Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Cordero Dowdell during a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68).-Photo by MC1 John ParkerIrvine talks with Culinary Specialist 1st class Romonn Calhoun, left, and Culinary Specialist 1st class Ladale Rich about the importance of tasting a dish while youre making it during a cooking lesson aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Roosevelt Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert Thompson, presents Irvine with a bowl made from a 5-inch shell casing.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 5 NS Mayport Celebrates Navys Birthday-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerSailors and their guests watch as the cake is cut by the oldest and youngest attendee at the 2012 Naval Station Mayport Navy Ball held at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Oct. 23. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, COMUSNAVSO/US4thFLT.Underwood Awards Foreign Officers Surface Warfare Qualification During Deployment U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsTwo foreign officers embarked the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guid ed-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and completed their surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification, Oct. 27. Lt. Paolo Camogliano, a Peruvian naval offi cer, and Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer, both assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, embarked Underwood Sept. 30 and began working on their qualifications immedi ately. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be embarked on Underwood and work on this qualification, said Granja. The officers and crew were friendly and cooperative so that I could achieve this goal. Over the course of a month, they received training in different areas of watchstanding, includ ing officer of the deck underway, conning offi cer, combat information center watch officer, and officer of the deck in port. The training was chal lenging, but rewarding in that I feel that I am a much better officer than I was when I embarked on Underwood, said Camogliano. In order to complete the qualification, Camogliano and Granja had to pass an oral examination board given by SWO quali fied officers assigned to Underwood. The training we received prepared us for the oral board and I felt that we had no difficulties in passing it, said Granja. Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, the commanding officer of Underwood, awarded both officers the SWO qualification during a pinning ceremony in the wardroom of the ship after they passed their oral examination. I felt a sense of accomplishment as the cap tain pinned us, said Camogliano. I feel that I can take what I learned from this training and teach my navy when I go back to them. I would definitely encourage my countrymen to take this opportunity if it ever arises again to be on a U.S. Navy ship, Camogliano added. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulCmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, the commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), awards Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40), the surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification during a pinning ceremony in the ward room of the ship. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of U.S. 4th Fleets mission, Southern Seas 2012. Underwood Visits Honduras On Last Leg Of DeploymentFrom U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) departed Roatan, Honduras, Oct. 26, to return to its home port of Mayport, Fla., wrapping up a Southern Seas Deployment to U.S. 4th Fleet. Roatan was the final foreign port Underwood visited on this deployment and is the last before the ships decommis sioning next year. It was nice for us to visit one final port before heading home, said Chief Master-AtArms William Tredick, the command master-at-arms aboard Underwood. It was unusual because we normally do not visit a port right before heading home. This visit gave everyone a chance to relax and recharge and was a good way to close out the final deployment of Underwood. Underwood began its deployment nearly six months ago and has visited countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet. I am looking forward to returning home, said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Carl Miller, a junior Sailor aboard Underwood. I have seen and experienced many things since this deployment began and am glad I got to experience Honduras. However, I have been away from my wife and son for six months and I am ready to see them again. I think that most of the crew are ready to see their family and friends on the pier in Mayport. Underwood was commis sioned Jan. 29, 1983 and is scheduled to be decommis sioned in March 2013. I am happy to be going home but I feel a sense of sadness, in that this is the end of an era for a great ship, said Tredick. I will carry all of the experiences I have had on the Underwood for the rest of my life. This is and always will be a top notch ship in my heart. U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum mili tary operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships and to fully exploit the sea as maneu ver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -Photo by MC3 Frank J. PikulFrom the left, Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), Thomas Brooks, administrative manager of Roatan Hospital, Lt. Stephanie Homick, the public affairs officer aboard Underwood, and Clinton Everett, deputy mayor of Roatan, pose with boxes of supplies donated by Project Handclasp on the quarterdeck of the ship. See pictures and read the story from USS Underwoods return to homeport in next weeks The Mirror and online at www.mayportmirror.com

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HSL-48 Vipers Celebrate MilestonesHSL-48 PAOHelicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light Four Eight (HSL-48) had a busy year with six deployed detach ments that flew 6,000 hours; as well as excelling during the COMHSMWINGLANT 2012 Organizational Maintenance Program Audit (OMPA). LAMPS detachments are deployed worldwide pro tecting democracy. HSL-48 currently has four embarked detachments: one in Fourth Fleet, one in Fifth Fleet, and two in Sixth Fleet. A sixth detachment, HSL-48 Detachment 9, returned in September after the completion a seven-month Fifth Fleet counter-piracy deploy ment on USS Taylor (FFG 50). Its seventh detachment returned Tuesday with USS Underwood (FFG 36). The Detachment 9 Barefoot Bandits flew more than 700 hours in support of counter-piracy operations, medical evacuations, logis tics, and intelligence gather ing missions. Their efforts assured the safe passage of more than 4,000 merchant vessels through the interna tionally recognized transit corridor (IRTC). Meanwhile at home, HSL48 has continued prepara tions for future operations establishing two more detachments. Detachment Four has already completed the Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) and is preparing to embark on USS Nicholas (FFG 47) for Week One Work Ups (WOWU). Detachment Five is on Andros Island at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) honing their war fight ing skills. In all, HSL-48 flew more than 2,200 hours during the fiscal year 2012 preparing detachments for deployment. Viper embarked detach ments flew an additional 4,000 hours in support of counter-piracy, counter nar cotics, and counter-terrorism missions. It has been a busy and rewarding year. OMPA marked another milestone for HSL-48. Throughout the past year the maintenance depart ment continued its tradition of excellence, showcased during the OMPA inspection. Their hard work and dedication were rewarded with one of the best scores in the wing and the best score in squadron history. Finally, as the last East Coast LAMPS squadron to transition to the MH-60R, HSL-48 will continue sup porting the operational needs of the fleet with the venerable SH-60B. The last East Coast SH-60B pilot is set to graduate HSM40 at the end of February 2013 and check into HSL-48 shortly thereafter. He sig nifies the end of an era in naval aviation, but marks the beginning of a new dawn in the Viper nation. Saving Lives, One Pint At A TimeAbove, Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Anthony Vargas donates blood during a blood drive on board Naval Station Mayport. Right, Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Austin wears a Make A Difference sticker for his participation in the blood drive on Oct. 23 at Building One. -Photos by MC2 Marcus Stanley 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Gettysburg Fires Up During Joint Warrior Navy Public Affairs Support Element WestWith the conclusion of Joint Warrior 12-2 off the coast of Scotland, guid ed-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) fleet replenishment ship USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195), Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 46 Detachment 2 and U.S. maritime support reconnaissance patrol aircraft from Experimental Evaluation Test Squadron (VX) 1, Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 and VP 10 are certified for deployment. The biannual exer cise, which is the larg est military exercise in Europe, began Oct. 1, and was planned by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) in the United Kingdom. It is used by the U.K. as their advanced naval certification course and is on par with a U.S. Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), which certifies U.S. ships for deployment. We had the opportu nity to work with live air craft, live submarines, live ships, we get to shoot our guns, and were doing it in a new and different area, said Capt. Bob Hein, Gettysburgs command ing officer. We lose the home field advantage, but as a commanding officer, I think thats a good thing. The two-week exercise involved many different scenarios, some of which provided a rare opportu nity for the ships involved. The exercise is designed to test the skill, knowledge and equip ment of the participants in a range of different environments, said Capt. Paul Titterton, director of JTEPS. By training in this fashion, we are able to prepare for a whole range of potential and ultimately realistic tactical sce narios, from out-and-out warfare to rescuing fishermen captured by pirates. The U.S. ships partici pated in simulated missions aimed to test air, surface and subsurface capabilities. We conducted antiair, anti-surface and antisubmarine warfare events and we also did some smaller exercises like NEO (non-combatant evacua tion operation) and mine clearance operations, said Capt. Nelson Castro, commander, DESRON 26. The exercise is intend ed to test and improve interoperability and to train allies in a mari time environment, where nations can prepare forc es for combined opera tions. It has been a great opportunity to test our interoperability and develop common tactics, techniques and proce dures, said Castro. One of the operations taken on by a multina tional force was mine sweeping. Our task group was integrated with the Royal Navy and its minesweep ers, said Castro. The operations were a great opportunity to improve our interoperability and we derived many new procedures to execute missions together. Another part of the operation included simu lated visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) mis sions. Apart from the cold weather, it was very sim ilar to our normal VBSS training, said Castro. It provided a different venue with different perspec tives brought by the U.K. trainers. In order to complete all of the missions, extensive planning took place. From mid-August through the actual execution date, DESRON 26 did a lot of planning, with JTEPS and then all the other units as well, said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Lautar. And the planning that took place during Joint Warrior was vital to every mission we did. The exercise was detailoriented and included simulated media arriv ing aboard Gettysburg to interview Hein and Castro. The press confer ence was tough. You had friendly, neutral and aggressive reporters ask ing very pointed and political questions, said Castro. We just ensured that we provided facts and tried not to speculate in areas outside of our expertise. The exercise, which occurs off the coast of Scotland twice a year, provides an opportunity for U.S. Sailors to inter act with service members from coalition forces. I think it was really successful, said Lautar. Overall it was great working with all the ships, all the units that participat ed. The interaction with the LNOs (liaison naval officers), having a British LNO onboard, was out standing. All in all, I think Joint Warrior went well. -Photos by MC2 Foster BamfordMembers of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) go over the mission plan for a Joint Warrior training exercise. Joint Warrior takes place off the coast of Scotland and is designed and led by the joint tactical exercise planning staff in the United Kingdom. It is intended to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participants for a role in a joint maritime environment during deployments. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. Damage Controlman Fireman Jose Rodriguez talks on a portable radio during a damage control drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 7

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Target Practice-Photos by MC3 A.J. Jones Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Jonathan Abernathy, left, Fire Controlman 1st Class Benjamin Platfoot and Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes fire bore-mounted training lasers from M-16 rifles at an electronic target during a small arms training drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The bore mounted system fires a laser light at an electronic target, and a computer system attached to the target tracks the accuracy of the shooter. Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Americas Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) participate in a small-arms live-fire qualification on the flight deck. Jax Hosts Week Of ValorFrom city of JacksonvilleA major weeklong series of events to honor and cel ebrate the contributions of current and former armed forces members and mili tary families will start with a kick off Nov. 5 and end with a concert at NS Mayport. The Week of Valor in November serves as a way to come together as a com munity and honor those who serve, reflect on their sacri fices and celebrate their lives. The Week of Valor kicks off Monday, Nov. 5, with a military appreciation lun cheon sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The national spotlight on the citys deep ties to the military and veteran communities will include two major sporting events. The Jacksonville Jaguars will kick-off the NFLs Salute to Service weekend against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Nov. 8. The next day, a concert will feature award-winning country art ists Little Big Town at Naval Station Mayport as well as the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game. The game will be held aboard the USS Bataan, one of three representational Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) ships that will be sta tioned in Jacksonville by the end of 2013, at Naval Station Mayport for the game. The ships represent a threeship ARG to be stationed in Jacksonville in 2013. The game, between the University of Florida and Georgetown University, will kick off the NCAA bas ketball season. Beside the Jaguars and the Chamber, the city is teaming with the UNF Military and Veteran Resource Council, and the Jacksonville Military and Veterans Coalition to support the weeklong series of events. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the city will host active-duty military and veteran volun teers at Duval County Public Schools. DCPS students will have the opportunity to hear from veterans and learn about their sacrifices and commitment. The event will be followed by a veterans community summit which will help address the chal lenges facing local vets. Thursday, Nov. 8 will con sist of a media luncheon onboard the USS Bataan, before the NFL game begins at EverBank Field. The City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Job Fair will start Friday morning, followed by the concert and basketball game. The Week of Valor will conclude with the City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 12, followed immedi ately by the celebration of the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown. For more information please go to: www.coj.net/ MilitaryAffairs or http:// www.facebook.com/ WeekOfValor 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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-Photo by Paige GnannNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, stands with the nominees and winner for the Employee of the Quarter Third Quarter 2012 during an awards luncheon held Oct. 23 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Nominees include Larry Delong of Safety, Karen Downey of Base Chapel, Kevin Moyer of F&ES Diane Wlliams of NGIS, Todd Wright of FFSC, Bob Garis of Air Ops, Marden Le Bouton of MWR, Robert Nelson of Housing, Gregory Schmitt of Public Works, Theodis Simmons of Security and winner, Lawrence Ossi of Public Works. Employee of Quarter -Photo by MCC William TownsendNew ombudsmen from Naval Statiom Mayport tenant commands complete Ombudsman Basic Training with Fleet and Family Support Center. Pictured from left, FFSC Ombudsman Coordinator Stephanie Hoppe, Christy Dickerson, Leadership SpouseUSS De Wert; Arlene Mershell, Ombudsman4th Fleet; Kimberly Davis, OmbudsmanNaval Branch Health Clinic; Lynn Turner, OmbudsmanUSS Samuel B. Roberts and FFSC Director Janice Rand. Basic Training For Ombudsmen THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 9

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Welcome Aboard Jags! -Photos by MC2(SW) Marcus StanleyJacksonville Jaguars players Justin Blackmon and D'Anthony Smith sign in on the quarterdeck of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) as they arrive for a tour of the guidedmissile destroyer. The Jaguars are participating in Jacksonville's "Week of Valor" Nov. 5-12, highlighting their game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Nov. 8, as "Military Appreciation Game" to honor military members, veterans and their families. Blackmon, shakes hands with Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (AW/ SW) Jason Lawhorn. Blackmon, a rookie receiver for the Jaguars, came aboard Naval Station Mayport to meet Sailors and thank them for their service while touring the naval base. Nov. 1: Gatorbowl Tickets on Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at ITT. Game day is Jan. 1, 2013 at EverBank Field starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in section 124 in rows P-X. 270-5145 Nov. 1: Bingo Turkey Shoot. Every Bingo Session through Thanksgiving, Beachside Bingo is giving away a free Turkey. No valid at Lunchtime Bingo. 2707204 Nov. 2: Fall Fiesta 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Out of Hand, free food, giveaways and more. 270-7205 Nov. 3: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 4: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day. 2707205 Nov. 7: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 Nov. 7: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Nov. 9: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Nov. 9: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 10: 4v4 Basketball Turkey Shoot. Sign up by Nov. 1. 270-5451 Nov. 10: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Nov. 12: Veterans Day Bowling Special. 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowling, shoes, and your choice of either a lb. hamburger or hot dog with fries and a fountain sod for only $10 (non-food option $8) Plus, Colored Headpin Bowling; bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass. 270-5377 Nov. 13: Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Nov. 13: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink spe cials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Nov. 14: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Nov. 14: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the 4th Fleet. For tickets, contact (904) 270-4551. Nov. 17: UFC 154: Pierre vs. Condit 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 Nov. 21: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. $1 Colormania Bowling and more. 270-5733 MWR 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Nov. 1: Gatorbowl Tickets on Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at ITT. Game day is Jan. 1, 2013 at EverBank Field starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in section 124 in rows P-X. 270-5145 Nov. 1: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Nov. 2: Fall Fiesta 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Out of Hand, free food, giveaways and more. 270-7205 Nov. 3: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 3: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Nov. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions. Van departs 2 p.m. Cost $10. Nov. 4: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day. 2707205 Nov. 5: East Coast Buffet Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation only. Nov. 7: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 7: Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 2705431 Nov. 8: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts. Van departs 7 p.m. Cost $10. Nov. 9: TGIF Extreme Bowling Party. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Free for Active Duty; guests $5. Beer & drink specials, half-price wings, awesome music videos and light show! 270-5377 Nov. 9: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Nov. 10: 4v4 Basketball Turkey Shoot. Sign up by Nov. 1. 270-5451 Nov. 10: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Nov. 10: UF Gators vs. Louisiana Tech. Van departs TBD. FREE. Nov. 11: Jacksonville Fair. Van departs 12 p.m. FREE. Transportation only. Nov. 12: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 12: Veterans Day Bowling Special. 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowling, shoes, and your choice of either a lb. hamburger or hot dog with fries and a fountain sod for only $10 (non-food option $8) Plus, Colored Headpin Bowling; bowl a strike with a colored headpin and win a free game pass. 270-5377 Nov. 13: Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Nov. 13: College Workshop. 4:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 14: Liberty Focus Group. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. We need your input and this is your chance to tell us what you think of your Liberty Program. Free refresh ments and all attendees will be entered to win a prize. Nov. 14: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) Nov. 14: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the 4th Fleet. For tickets, contact (904) 270-4551. Nov. 16: No Shave November. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band Upper Limit, free food, give aways and best/worst mustache contest. 2707205 Nov. 17: UFC 154: Pierre vs. Condit 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 Nov. 17: Jamfest Car and Truck Show. Van departs 8 a.m. FREE. Transportation Only. Nov. 18: Sea World Orlando. Van departs 7:30 a.m. FREE with Salute to Military ticket. Sign up deadline Nov. 15. Nov. 19: First Base Dinner Trip. Van departs 5 p.m. Nov. 20: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline Nov. 19. Nov. 21: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 21: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 Nov. 22: Black Friday Shopping. Van departs 11 p.m. Transportation Only. LIBERTY Nov. 2: Freedom FridayLittle Italy Spaghetti Dinner. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Nov. 9: Family Game Night 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Child must be accompanied by a parent. Snacks and bev erages will be served. 270-5680 Nov. 16: Freedom FridayHarvest Festival 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Nov. 30: Family Game Night 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Child must be accompanied by a parent. Snacks and bev erages will be served. 270-5680 KID 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 NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series) is a pro gram designed to improve the operational perfor mance of Navy personnel through fitness and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention via tissue management and refueling. This is a 4-week program for CFLs and ACFLs only. 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 Learn basic strength training with focus on form and proper tech nique utilizing dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands and medicine balls. The results will be an overall increase in energy and endurance, a more effi cient metabolism, health ier posture and much more! 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. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. 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 Learn how to train using the unique and innovative TRX Suspension Training System. This class is reserved for those entire ly new to TRX training. This class will result in increased strength, coor dination, balance and CORE-power. Class size limited to 25. Class is held at Mayport Sandbox behind Surfside Fitness Center. 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 This clinic is designed for children ages 10-14. It teaches how to safely use fitness equipment and provides general information on exercise and fit ness workouts. Held at Surfside Fitness Center. After completion of the course, participants will be issued a card which will allow them to use the facility when accompa nied by a parent or legal guardian. Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor This incentive program develops muscu lar strength and power needed to attain the Steel Anchor Award. Structured and progres sive training targets muscles to increase your bench press, squat, and dead-lift. Participants will utilize multiple piec es of free weight, selec torized and plate loaded strength equipment in the gym. Steel Anchor award includes a shirt and plaque recognition. 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 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012 11

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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. Boots On The Ground Walk or drive along 1.5miles of Boots on the Ground stretching 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 donations of worn combat boots. To do so, please contact Julie Bargeron at juliebargeron@mother sofamf.com or call (904) 468-0733. K9S For Warriors K9sforwarriors is locat ed in Ponte Vedra Beach and they specifically offer service dogs for warriors medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. If you or someone you know would greatly ben efit from having a canine companion, please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org for more information. Smiles Over Miles Smiles Over Miles gives all active duty mili tary service members the opportunity to send video messages back home for free, easily from any computer with an inter net connection and web cam. The technology also comes with built in secu rity, so messages are kept private and delivered via secure transmission. Signup now via the following link: http://smilesover miles.com Special For Military Hunting And Fishing License Active-duty and retired military Florida residents can get a low cost ($20) Military Gold Sportsmans License. The license cov ers hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing and a variety of associ ated permits at a greatly reduced cost. The Military Gold Sportsmans License is available at tax col lectors offices only. Applicants must present a current military ID card plus a Florida drivers license or orders show ing they are stationed in Florida as proof of eli gibility. Military Gold Sportsmans License (includes same privileg es as Gold Sportsmans License, Listed Below) Available to Florida resi dents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve; upon submis sion of a current military identification card and proof of Florida resi dency. Gold Sportsmans License includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster per mits. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, and parties. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USO Saturday, Nov. 3 Why are we fascinated with monsters and the mysterious? They creep into our dreams and thoughts; we seek out souvenirs and keep our eyes on the horizon for a glimpse of them. Come learn about these mysterious creatures of the deep with a Park Ranger. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m for a discussion on the dif ferent types of shark teeth that can be found on the areas beaches. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, will host a Union Garrison event on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon. This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cook ing and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Saturday, Nov. 10 The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, will host a full day event to salute our Armed Forces from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a day filled with military history and displays from the Revolutionary War to present day while inter acting with living historians from each major U.S. military conflict. Period music and firing demonstrations will also highlight the experience. In addition, participants can visit the Fort Clinch Canteen for a variety of delightful refreshments. Park admission is $6 per vehicle for up to eight people. Admission into the fort is one canned food item per person, which will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans and active duty military are invited to come dressed in uniform. The University of Florida Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program will present a holiday program at the Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue. The pro gram will feature tips on baking and decorating with herbs of the season as well as preparing appetizers, meats and vegetables with a savory twist. The program Herbal Holidays will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost of the program is $10 per person, $5 for chil dren 11-16, under 10 free. Demonstrations, educa tional materials and samples will be available for participants. Extension programs are open to all regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, reli gion or national origin. Reservations are neces sary and can be made by calling the Extension Office at 255-7450 or registering online at: http:// harvesthappenings.event brite.com Go on a nature hike with a park ranger at 2 p.m through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary 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.html Organizers of The Old City Music Fest will be held at The MarketPlace in St. Augustine (I-95 & Hwy 207). The Charlie Daniels Band, Gloriana, Craig Morgan and home town favorites 38 Special are already confirmed for the exciting day of music. Along with numerous local businesses, national organizations based in the area such as the Wounded Warrior Project will be involved in the event. Tickets, which start at $29, are on sale now. Saturday, Nov. 17 To celebrate the fouryear anniversary of its grand opening, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens will host Much Ado about Nature, a family friendly event from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The days activities will feature: Bees and Beekeeping lecture with the Arboretums beekeeper, Tony Hogg. All about Wildflowers lecture with Terry Zinn of Wildflowers of Florida Owl Encounter by Lesley Royce, featuring Merlin the barred owl Displays by Duval Audubon Society & Tree Hill Nature Center Guided nature walks along the Arboretums trails Arboretum member ships, wildflower seeds, honey, hive products, T-Shirts and other mer chandise will also be available. The event is free to Arboretum mem bers and children under 18 and $5 for non-mem ber adults. All chil dren (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs are allowed. For more information on the Arboretum, please visit www.jacksonvil learboretum.org or our Facebook page. Join a Park Ranger at 2 p.m for a presentation and leisurely guided hike through different Florida ecosystems on a quest to characterize tracks left by an assortment of critters. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Nov. 24 Find out from a park ranger at 2 p.m what a gopher is, where they live and why they are so important. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Jacksonville Light Parade will be held at 7 p.m. The event will be held in partnership with private organizations and local supporters, similar to the 2011 event. The City of Jacksonville invites boat captains and crews to register for the 2012 Jacksonville Light Parade. Registration is free; how ever, it is limited to the first 100 vessels. Boaters interested in participating can visit the website www. makeascenedowntown. com for information.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Fleet Forces Commander Returns To Roots Navy Region Southeast Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to meet with senior leaders during a series of leadership calls Oct. 16-18. During the visit, Adm. Bill Gortney presented his philosophies on lead ership and took ques tions from base leaders. While the trip is similar to trips he will dupli cate many times, for the fleets top admiral, a trip to Northeast Florida is always special. Its always great, he said. I grew up on the St. Johns River water skiing on Doctors Inlet, and its always nice to come back to Northern Florida. Its home. Growing up as the son of a Navy captain, he moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1970 when his father retired and took a job aboard NAS Cecil Field. That year was his sopho more year at Orange Park High School, where he would meet his future wife, Sherry. Gortney spent the next three years working sum mer jobs on board NAS Jacksonville. He spent a summer as a lifeguard at the base swimming pool. He spent another summer working as a carpenters assistant, helping build the Patriots Point base housing area behind the hospital. This exchange and this commissary are not the same ones that I used to go to when I was growing up, but this is home for me, Gortney said. Even though he grew up in a Navy family and spent so much time on base, Gortney said he could never see himself as a Sailor when he was younger. I wanted no part of the Navy, he said. I felt that way because I moved around all my life as a Navy brat, but when I was about half way through college, I decided I didnt want to be a lawyer. I was a history major, and I didnt know what I would do with a history degree if I wasnt going to law school. At that point, Gortney said, something changed within him. In our business, we have a lot of father-son or father-daughter relation ships where you follow the path of your parents, he said. At a very early age, I wanted to fly, and I would wear my fathers flight gear like any other kid did, and I think that spark came back to me when I was in college. Twenty-seven years later, Gortney would find him self back aboard NAS Jacksonville, not as a summer hire, but as a four-star admiral. While he said the landscape has changed dramatically since his high-school years, so has the Navys war fight ing capabilities. Gortney specifically mentioned the arrival of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft and the opening of the new P-8A Integrated Training Center. The good news is that were replacing the P-3s that were here when I was in high school with P-8s. I just had a chance to tour a P-8 and it was great, and I got to fly the simulator and it was a lot of fun, he said. The helicopters are also more advanced. Weve gone from H-3s to H-60s, so we have much more capable helos out there on the seaboard. According to Gortney, Jacksonville is the per fect location to base Poseidon aircraft, not just geographically, but also because of the strong community support for the military. Jacksonville is just a super Navy town. North Florida is very support ive of the Navy and has been for years, he said. Its a great place to operate from, and its a great place to train from. The air station is a historical one, and its a real jewel. It has, for decades, provided terrific support forward. I wouldnt want to fly P-8s anywhere else. Despite all the things that have changed on and around NAS Jacksonville since Gortneys lifeguard ing days at the base pool, there is at least one thing that remains the same. The one constant is the quality of the people our Sailors, chief petty offi cers, officers and civilians that help make this place run. Theyre just phe nomenal, and they are the greatest strength that we have. Although Gortney is now stationed in Norfolk, his father still has a place in Orange Park, Fla., where he spends the winters and Gortney still visits when he can. He said spending time in the Jacksonville area is something he will always look forward to. Photo by MC1 Sean Allen Adm. William Gortney, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visits with Dr. Ciro Lopez, Center for Naval Analysis representative to U.S. 4th Fleet, during a command briefing Oct. 16 at the fleet headquarters building located at Naval Station Mayport. NEX Mayport Goes Mobile -Photo courtesy of NEX Mayport The Mayport Navy Exchange Mobile Phone Center is now open and carries cell phones from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Boost Mobile. Pictured from left to right is NEX Services Manager Gerald McMahan, General Manager Wireless Advocates Michael Mello, Manager Wireless Advocates Teresa ONeal, Sales Associate Wireless Advocates Keri Wise and NEX General Manager William Hockenbury. The NEX Mobile Center offers special programs for Military members and is located in the Electronics department of the Mayport NEX. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Recycles Ship MattressesNaval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsSailors from USS Abraham Lincoln load ed more than 600 mat tresses onto trailers Oct. 15, as part of a program run by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantics Integrated Solid Waste program that will see more than 13,000 shipboard mattresses recycled in a first-of-itskind program. The program will save each carrier more than $12,000 compared to if they had thrown away the mattresses, making the program both the greener and cheaper method. This saves 91 thousand cubic feet of space in the landfill, the equivalent of the space taken up by six full McDonalds res taurants, said Gregory Jeanguenat, Naval Station Norfolk Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Site manager. Jeanguenat said he began to research the possibility of recycling shipboard mattresses after reading an article about a similar Army ini tiative earlier this year. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic partnered with the Defense Logistics Agency, who awarded the contract to Nine Lives Mattress Recycling. This follows an earlier pilot program with Spring Back Mattress Recycling. Michael Cunningham, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic integrated solid waste regional program man ager, explained that the companies are able to recycle the steel springs, cotton and neoprene foam from each mattress. 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