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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Potter Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers depart the cutter to meet their family mem bers at a homecoming ceremony aboard Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 21.Valiant Returns In Time For Thanksgiving US Coast Guard Public AffairsThe Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 21. The 80-member crew of the Valiant deployed in support of Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard counternarcotics, living marine resource and border pro tection missions. This was the crews first deployment after their permanent change of homeport. During the deployment crewmembers aboard the Valiant ensured the mari time safety, security, and stewardship of the com mercial fishing vessel industry along the Gulf coast. Valiant crewmembers examined more than 160,000 lbs of shrimp worth a market value of nearly $800,000 during 20 at-sea boardings. While inspecting Gulf shrimp vessels, Valiant issued 68 fisheries and safety violations. These types of enforcement actions ensure compli ance with laws promoting sustainable fisheries poli cies and protect fishing vessel crews against mari time hazards. This deploy ment allowed Coast Guardsman aboard the Valiant to celebrate a significant milestone in the ships history. While Family of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers await their return at a homecom ing ceremony aboard Naval Station Mayport. The 210-foot medium endurance cutter was deployed for 50-days in support of Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard counter-narcotics, living marine resource and border protection missions. Getting Ready For SantaFrom StaffSleigh bells will be jingling as Santa Claus comes in for a visit to Naval Station Mayport during the annual Magical Christmas on Dec. 6. Sponsored by MWR Mayport, Allied American University and University of Phoenix, the free festival will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sea Otter Pavilion. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures of their little ones with Santa. There will be games and prizes, along with sweet treats, crafts and rides on the Polar Express train. There will be special performances by the children of Child Development Center and Youth Activities Center, as well as the Navy Band Southeast Windward Brass. For more information, call 270-5228. MWR is also sponsoring a Kids Christmas Bingo on Dec. 9 starting at 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Cost is $10 per person (includes bingo, hot dogs, soda, cookies, and prize drawing). Look for a special appearance by Santa too. Call 270-7204 or 270-5145 for more information. Kids can get another chance to tell their Christmas wish list to Santa Claus and get a photo at the Mayport Navy Exchange (NEX). Santa will be at the NEX from 11 a.m.5 p.m. on Dec. 1-2, and throughout the rest of the month of December. St. Augustine Attractions Free On Pal DayFrom StaffDec. 1 marks the 54rd anniversa ry of USO Pal Day in St. Augustine. Since 1957, the attractions in St. Augustine have shown their sup port and appreciation to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by opening their doors free of charge. In addition, the members of Elks Lodge #829 (1420 A1A South) pre pare and serve a free lunch spon sored by the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. Parking in the free Public Parking Garage across the street from Ripleys Believe it or Not is recommended. All public buses and trains will be free for the day, and will transport service mem bers and their families to the Elks Lodge for lunch. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Horse car riages are not free. Attractions open to all military I.D. card carrying members; active duty, retired, Reserves, National Guard,. One spouse per fam ily must present military I.D. Card prior to entering an attraction. Uniforms are not required civil ian attire authorized. However, command/unit ballcap is encour aged. Train and bus rides are free for the entire day. St. Augustine attractions are open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Attractions open for the day include: Authentic Old Jail (167 San Marco Ave.) Running For Turkeys-Photo by Paige GnannRunners head out to participate in the November MWR Fun Run Turkey Trot. First male and female runner to complete the 5k received frozen turkeys from MWR. Four other turkeys were also given away by a drawing. See Pages 12-13 for more MWR happen ings.See Pal Day, Page 11 See Valiant, Page 7

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.How You Play the Game In the fall, through the magic of associative thought, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown. We feel the cold aluminum bleacher seats and the prickle of wool scarves around our necks. Like Pavlovs dog, our mouths water as we bring to mind hot coffee at 8 am soccer games and chilidogs at football halftime. As soon as our kids show any proficiency whatsoever, we parents strap some equipment on them and put them on a team, so we can experi ence the sights, sounds and smells of the fall sports season. To satisfy our selfish interests, we justify our pushy behavior by telling ourselves that kids benefit by learning about team work. But do they? Todays sports rec reation leagues seem replete with controversy. Although such organiza tions now have exhaus tive constitutions, bylaws and procedural manuals promising double blind fairness in team selection, somehow there are always reports of teams being stacked. The focus on selecting winning teams diminishes the empha sis on the life lessons that team participation can impart. About five years ago, we were stationed in Norfolk, and my son was a squishy little 10-year-old who preferred piano and rainbows to athletic pursuits. Early in the fall of his 5th grade year, our son start ed showing an interest in football. As visions of tail gate parties danced in our heads, we jumped on the opportunity and contact ed the local flag football league. Sorry maam, the teams are full . now, if youre husband would be willing to coach, your son could play this season. Completely ignorant of the rec league team selec tion process, my husband agreed. We received a roster of 15 kids -our son and 14 others who transferred from overcrowded teams. What we didnt know, was that the coaches had been asked to give up a couple kids each, and of course, they picked their worst players. Obliviously, we showed up for our first practice raring and ready to access the boys talents. The lineup was not what we expected. None of the boys knew a thing about football. A few were skinny. Several were small. Three had learning disabilities. But they were all excited to play. We decided to call our selves The Sharks and accepted the rejected pur ple league jerseys without complaint. Practices were dicey. The plays looked more like people running from a fire, but we were hope ful that it would all come together on game day. As team mom, I went a little overboard. I ordered Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesFor students anticipat ing graduation in June 2013, Saturday, December 1st marks the first day they can go online to complete the appli cation for the Bright Futures Scholarships and other state loans and grants. Go to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org, select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications and then select Apply Here. The completion of the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application gives the Florida Department of Education per mission to evaluate the stu dents high school transcript and test scores for eligibility for state scholarships and grants. General eligibility require ments include the following: U.S. citizen or eligible non-cit izen. degree at an eligible Florida postsecondary institution. funds within TWO years of high school graduation (Unless enlist directly in the military after high school graduation. Then the TWO-year period begins upon date of separation from active duty.). The requirement is a change to the eligi bility requirements which previously allowed three years for reinstatement! or have pled not contest to a fel ony charge. non-remedial semester credit hours. error-free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is anoth er change to the eligibility requirements. The online Florida Financial Aid Application is a self-report ed document. The student can use his transcript from last June at the end of his junior year to complete the application. All information will be verified when the district uploads his first semester grades and cours es in January of 2013. However, families sometimes need addi tional help when completing a FAFSA for the first time. Last years change requir ing the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now includes the word error-free. Florida has now joined several states and many school financial aid pro grams which require the FAFSA. However, completion of the FAFSA for Bright Futures does not determine whether a stu dent receives the Bright Futures Scholarship. It DOES deter mine if the student will receive the money for the scholarship. Without this document on file, no Bright Futures money will be sent to the student. To get help with the ins and outs of completing the FAFSA, plan to attend the Parent Program on Financial Aid, scheduled for Jan. 24 at the USO on Mayport Road from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. The speaker Clarence Richardson is a retired US Navy Lt. Commander and enroll ment specialist for FSCJ. He is the area expert on all aspects of financial aid. Andrea Reese, Military OneSource consultant, will present the military side of financial aid, and I will provide additional information on the available State of Florida loans, grants, and scholarships especially Bright Futures. In the meantime, go online to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org for additional informa tion on the Bright Futures Application. Some SAT/ACT score requirements increased for students graduating this year. Community service requirements increased for all three Bright Futures award levels. Learn how to create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) online. The State no longer sends acceptance letters by mail. Students MUST moni tor their award status online. In past years, students went to www.flvs.org to check their Bright Futures GPA. This infor mation is now found on www. flvc.org. This website, Florida Virtual Campus for Students, is Floridas official online onestop-shop in transitioning students from middle school through college. AND IT IS THE ONLY PLACE STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN CHECK THE STUDENTS BRIGHT FUTURES GPA!!! It is not the GPA on the report card nor is it found on the transcript. You must go to www.flvc.org to find this important information. Funding for the scholar ship does not begin until the fall term following high school graduation. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for funding during the sum mer term immediately follow ing high school graduation. The academic year begins in the fall and ends in the sum mer. By going online to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org, you can check on the cur rent year award amounts for each of the three Bright Futures Scholarships. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Bright Futures Online Application Opens Dec. 1Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer Knowingthe Jaws soundtrack. I bought sweatshirts, t-shirts and little purple towels. I made up cheers. Game day finally arrived and we were ready. Parents donned their Sharks spirit wear and swung their little pur ple towels. Players gath ered around Coach for a pre-game pep talk. Listen boys, I want you all to go out there today and show em what youre made of! Lets tell everybody out there, if you swim with the Sharks, youre gonna get bit!! Both players and par ents alike exploded into simultaneous applause and collective woo-hoos. A half hour later, we were down by three touchdowns, and our blissful ignorance of the corrupt league team selection process came to an abrupt end. Listen up Sharks, my husband barked during half time, dont let the numbers on that score board get you down! We are the Sharks! Win or lose, we are going to fight and fight hard! Now go out there, boys, and give em all you got!! At the end of the third quarter, the ref called the game because they were beating us 40 to nothing. The rest of the season was more of the same, and it was not easy to keep the morale of our lit tle Sharks in the positive. But we persisted. Instead of emphasizing winning, we became determined to surprise the other team with our undying spirit. We waved our purple towels, blared the Jaws theme song, and shout ed our original Sharks cheers. No matter the odds against us, the Sharks played every game to win. Despite it all, we never scored one point. The following fall, I ran into another Sharks mom at a local grocery store. She told me that, even though that her son got a winning team the next season, he seemed sad, and said to her, Mom, I wish this team was more like the Sharks. Her comment reas sured me that, despite a winless season, the Sharks were a winning team. In the face of unbeatable odds, they showed drive, dedication, character, and good sportsmanship. Developing these attri butes is far more impor tant than winning a game. Vince Lombardi once said, People who work together will win, wheth er it be against complex football defenses or the complex problems of modern society. So, coaches and league officials, get back to basics. Worry less about who is on what team and focus on teaching kids to be members of a success ful team. Parents, accept your childrens team assignments without complaint, and resolve to help them learn from the experience. Besides, whether your child wins or loses, you still get to smell the clumps of fresh mud from their cleats, feel the hoarseness of your voice after a close quarter, and taste the hot pot of chili waiting for you at home. Its all good. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.com ObituariesCapt. David Van Saun (US Navy Ret.) passed away peacefully on November 17, 2012 sur rounded by his loving family. He was born in Hackensack, NJ on Nov. 17, 1945, raised in Long Beach, Calif., and gradu ated from UCLA. He mar ried the love of his life Doris on June 25, 1983 in San Diego, Calif. David proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1998. He was a highly deco rated career USN Surface Warfare Officer who served in Vietnam and on many other naval ships and also Commanding Officer at Naval Station Mayport. After retirement, Capt. Van Saun served as Joint Cross-Service Team Leader for the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. He also was a member of the Navy League, serving as President of the Mayport Chapter and National Director. He enjoyed hik ing, was a Republican and a pro-life advocate. Family members include his wife of 30 years, Doris Carter Pace Van Saun; sons, Christopher A. Pace (Sarah), Brian S. Pace (Angelique) and Michael Van Saun; daughter, Deborah Van Saun; broth er, Walter Bud Van Saun (Dores); special niece, Linda Van Smaalen; sis ter-in-law, Brenda Carter; and eight grandchil dren; one grand niece; and six grand nephews. Predeceased by his father, Walter Van Saun; mother, Harriett Elizabeth Betty Van Saun; and brother, Arthur Art Van Saun. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of David Van Saun may be made to ALS Center at Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32224. David Van Saun 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Frocked OS2 (SW) Kevin Boxer, USS Carney GM3 Ashley Castro, USS Carney IT2 (SW/IDW/AW) Michael Chunn, USS Carney DCFN Willie Collins, USS Carney CTT3 Robert Dunnavant, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Kortney Durham, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Juan Felix, USS Carney ICFN Jorge Flores, USS Carney BM2 (SW) Dustin Foster, USS Carney GM2 (SW) Rene Garcia, USS Carney FC3 (SW) Carlos Grant, USS Carney STG3 (SW) Thomas Grieser, USS Carney BM3 Matthew Jodoin, USS Carney EM3 Charito Julian, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Matthew Klimek, USS Carney GSMFN Mercedes Lopez, USS Carney SHSN DeMarcus Matthews, USS Carney CS3 Salomon Mejia, USS Carney IT3 (SW) Tyree Melchor, USS Carney SN (SW) Megan Moore, USS Carney PS3 (SW) Shennice Norris, USS Carney LS3 Jose Nunez, USS Carney EM3 Vladymir Odysse, USS Carney CSSN Igor Panjkovic, USS Carney OSSN Samuel Polanco, USS Carney CSSN Amad Robinson, USS Carney OS2 (SW) Jose Saravia, USS Carney CTTSN Trey Simantel, USS Carney STG3 Mark Sukonik, USS Carney GSE3 (SW) Richard Waddell, USS Carney GSE3 (SW) Decoda Waite, USS Carney STGSN (SW) Samuel Williams, USS Carney IT1 Andrew Ayers, USS Roosevelt QM1 John Pearson, USS Roosevelt STG2 Brian Addesso, USS Roosevelt IT2 Kenneth Babbitt, USS Roosevelt GM2 Andrew Carpenter, USS Roosevelt CTT2 Andrew Degidio, USS Roosevelt OS2 Christopher Frazier, USS Roosevelt FC2 Andrew Hamilton, USS Roosevelt ET2 Courtney Hawkins, USS Roosevelt STG2 Christopher Holmes, USS Roosevelt OS2 Trenton Kelly, USS Roosevelt IT2 Laura Kinberg, USS Roosevelt YN2 Zeck Lee, USS Roosevelt FC2 Bryce Pectol, USS Roosevelt GSM2 Fernando Perez, USS Roosevelt BM2 Vincent Opoku, USS Roosevelt ET2 Ian Welch, USS Roosevelt MR3 Joseph Schjott, USS Roosevelt LS2 Angel Allende, USS Gettysburg FC2 James Annal, USS Gettysburg PS3 Tyjuan Azore, USS Gettysburg STG3 Nicholas Beuoy, USS Gettysburg ET2 Verlin Boda, USS Gettysburg GM2 Harold Brooks, USS Gettysburg GM3 Justin Carl, USS Gettysburg STG1 James Clifford, USS Gettysburg BM3 Cody Cooper, USS Gettysburg IT2 Joshua Cosby, USS Gettysburg ET2 William Davis, USS Gettysburg STG2 Stephen Days, USS Gettysburg DC2 StephenLawrence Ellis, USS Gettysburg GSM1 Terence Erroch, USS Gettysburg LS1 Valerie Florespagan, USS Gettysburg FC2 Trevor Gann, USS Gettysburg QM3 Scott Gatejen, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Lorenzo Hicks, USS Gettysburg QM1 Peter Hill, USS Gettysburg HT3 Fallon Hiort, USS Gettysburg RP3 James Iverson, USS Gettysburg GM2 Michael Jensen, USS Gettysburg OS3 Matthew Kunz, USS Gettysburg GM2 Benjamin Lewis, USS Gettysburg CTR2 Lauren Martin, USS Gettysburg FC3 Mario Martin, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Christian Maysonet, USS Gettysburg CTT2 James Milton, USS Gettysburg OS2 Randy Morales, USS Gettysburg GM3 Cameron Olson, USS Gettysburg FC3 Carlos Orrego, USS Gettysburg FC2 Bobby Ortega, USS Gettysburg SH2 Purnell Richardson, USS Gettysburg GSM2 Hector Rodriguez, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Juan Rodriguez, USS Gettysburg BM3 Jonathan Shaffer, USS Gettysburg SH2 Javonta Smith, USS Gettysburg CTR3 Tristan Souza, USS Gettysburg BM3 Elleston Taylor, USS Gettysburg STG2 Michael Velsor, USS Gettysburg FC1 Thomas Walsh, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Joshua Wharton, USS Gettysburg GM2 Eric Wheeler, USS Gettysburg Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal SH1 Isaac Smith, USS Roosevelt CTR2 Jayson Phillips, USS Roosevelt Letter of Commendation OS3 Christopher Frazier, USS Roosevelt Sailor of the Year FC1 Curtis Earle, USS Roosevelt Junior Sailor of the Year QM2 John Pearson, USS Roosevelt Bluejacket of the Year HM3 Shawn Keene, USS Roosevelt Sailor of the Quarter YN1 Alyson Little, USS Roosevelt Junior Sailor of the Quarter GSE2 Alexander Chaney, USS Roosevelt Mayport Serving those who serve our country.Catholic Charities USAA CFC participant. Provided as a public service1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 Steak Team Mission Grills Out For Hue City USS Hue City (CG 66) Public AffairsThe non-profit orga nization Steak Team Mission visited USS Hue City (CG 66) Nov. 15, bringing with them mouth-watering steaks from Texas to be grilled on the ships flight deck as part of a steel beach pic nic. Steak Team Mission is run completely by vol unteers and is dedicated to visiting members in deployed locations to provide and also grill Texas tenderloins as a way to thank those who serve in the military. The group has traveled around the world, bring ing military members a good meal over the past 10 years. Volunteers with the organization served their 50,000th steak din ner to deployed service members while aboard Hue City. Hands down, one of the best moments Ive had on deployment so far, said Quartermster Seaman Antoine Gamble. The food was amazing, the guests were polite and I had a great time. I appreciate everyone from Steak Team Mission that volunteered to come out and give Hue City a won derful steak dinner. Its always a great feeling to be able to relax and take a break from the everyday ship life. We are all very thankful. The steel beach fea tured lots of steaks as well as games and music facili tated by the ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The food was great and there was a lot of different things that we usually dont have, said Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW/SCW) Scott Rose. I greatly appreci ate them coming out here and doing this for the crew. Culinary special ists aboard the ship had some special interac tions with the Steak Team Mission members, as they exchanged prepping and grilling techniques. It was great having them in the kitchen and watching how they pre pared the meals for us, said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Alex Abreu. We had fun and it looks like they had fun too. Among the volunteers with Steak Team Mission were a retired Navy Captain and retired Army Major General. The fact that former senior leaders of the military would want to give back in this fash ion impressed Hue City Sailors. Its nice to know that these people have such big hearts to give back to our military and know ing that a few of them have served our country makes it even better, said Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Reshonda Cole. Others on Hue City echoed these thoughts of appreciation. Most noted how nice it was to get a home-cooked meal, par ticularly because of the fact that the steaks were made-to-order. When the crew from Steak Team Mission came out to grill us a steak to our liking, it brought back a small feeling of home, said Gunners Mate 3rd Class Kevin Jones. I am very appreciative that the volunteers traveled this far for us. Hue Citys command er officer, Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, was especially appreciative for the visit because he recognized that it would encourage the crew to continue on with the deployment. These people are amazing for doing this, taking the time to visit us while deployed and show ing there appreciation for us is definitely a moral booster, said Ulhs. Our Sailors have worked hard this deployment and this was a great way to give them a small break and enjoy themselves. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Above, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Guy Bourn barbecues food while Capt. Dan Ulhs, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), observes during a steel beach picnic provided by members of the Steak Team Mission aboard Hue City. Right, Thomas Diliberti and Bourn, members of the Steak Team Mission, barbecue food during a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). -Photos by MCSN Darien G. KenneyCulinary Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Nader, retired Army Maj. Gen. Guy Bourn and retired Navy Capt. Byron Booth barbeque food during a steel beach picnic provided by members of the Steak Team Mission aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). 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. Thomas Diliberti, a member of Steak Team Mission, and Nader prepare food for a steel beach picnic provided by mem bers of the Steak Team Mission aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 5 CNO, MCPON Visit Hue City For Thanksgiving USS Hue City Public AffairsChief Of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens visited guidedmissile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. During the visit, the CNO and MCPON visited with the crew and held an all hands call, where the CNO recognized several awardees, promoted one Sailor and reenlisted sev eral others. The visit by the Navys most senior members was greatly appreciated by the Sailors aboard Hue. I cant believe our highest chain of com mand in the Navy took the time out of their day to acknowledge our accom plishments and visit us on this Thanksgiving Day, said Yeoman 2nd Class (EXW/AW) Jorge Esparza. Their actions only fuel our motivation out here. While aboard Hue City, the CNO toured the ship and met with Sailors, talk ing about their goals in the Navy. MCPON spent a majority of his time dis cussing his zeroing in on excellence benchmarks with the ships chief petty officers. At the all-hands call, the CNO touched on his tenets for the fleet warf ighting first, operate for ward and be ready while also complimenting the crew on the outstanding preservation work that has been done on Hue City. The last time I was on a cruiser, it was Hue City, said Greenert. I go away and come back and this ship looks bet ter than it did then. That doesnt happen because somebody decided to give the Hue City all the best equipment. Thats all on you guys and gals, and I want to thank you very much on that. MCPON extended similar thoughts at the all hands call, convey ing his confidence in the ships ability to meet any challenges they might face, and thanked them for their service in the fleet. For the 11 Sailors who reenlisted, receiv ing the oath of enlist ment from the CNO was an experience the Sailors said they were very grateful for. Meeting and being reenlisted by the CNO is the highlight of my career, said Culinary Specialist Seaman Burton Washington. It is defi nitely something I wont forget. -Photos by MC1 Peter D. LawlorAbove, CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert gives the oath of reenlistment to Sailors aboard USS Hue City (CG 66) before an all-hands call. Right, MCPON Michael Stevens talks with Sailors during an all-hands call. Damage Controlman Fireman DMarcus Willingham shows Quartermaster 3rd Class Daniel Wilson how to test for a proper seal on a firefighting face mask during damage control training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Charlotte Helman, from Salineville, Ohio, gives an eye exam to Gunners Mate Seaman Halie Miller, from Dallas, aboard USS Hue City (CG 66). -Photos by MCSN Darien G. KenneyInformation Systems Technician Seaman Erika Bortree, from San Antonio, sands paint off a bulkhead in preparation for preservation work aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support mis sions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Farragut Sailors Participate In JFK 50-Mile Memorial While Underway USS Farragut Public AffairsSailors aboard guid ed-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) participated in a ship board version of the John F. Kennedy 50-mile Memorial Run, Nov. 17. Participating Sailors ran on both the ships treadmill and weather decks in order to rep licate memorial run, which is held annually in Washington County, Md. The event on Farragut was coor dinated by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Moreno, detachment officer-incharge of Helicopter Anti-submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 48, Det. 7, who is a three-time participant of the JFK 50-mile Memorial Run. Moreno wanted to still compete even though he wasnt physically present in Washington County this year. This years JFK 50 was held Nov. 17, so Farragut launched its ver sion the same day. I coordinated this event because I had com peted in the run for the past three years, and with it being the 50th anniver sary I didnt want to miss it, said Moreno. This year marks the runs 50th anni versary, and Moreno said that helped inspire him to create a version of it on the Farragut. The 50 mile distance has historic ties to the military, so it was fit ting that members of Farragut would attempt the feat. At the turn of the century, then-President Theodore Roosevelt chal lenged his military offi cers to cover 50 miles in 20 hours to maintain their commissions. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy issued the same chal lenge. When word spread, non-commissioned mili tary personnel and civil ians alike were intrigued and wanted to participate, according to the running events website. Farragut Sailors began the ultra-marathon at 8:45 a.m., utilizing treadmills until the weather decks were open for running. Seven other Sailors joined Moreno for the run, jogging with him in a circular pattern around the ship. In the end, Moreno and one other Sailor were able to go the distance. Moreno finished with a time of 9 hours, 33 minutes and Chief Information Systems Technician (SW) Lawrence Petrowicz fin ished with a time of 11 hours 20 minutes. Lt. Cmdr. Moreno asked me to come up and run a few miles with him during the event, said Petrowicz, whose longest distance ever run prior to the event was 10 miles. I had planned on doing a marathon with him when we returned home, so I decided to stay at it and complete this run with him. It feels great know ing that I could stick to it and accomplish such a big feat. Many Sailors came up to the weather deck to show their support for participants and stayed to cheer on the runners in their final laps around the forecastle. The support from my division was awesome, said Petrowicz. I just hope that seeing their chief stay at something that long and press so hard inspires them to do the same. For Moreno, though the event couldnt compare to being in Washington County, he was glad the ship helped him take a little piece of home with him out to sea. It was amazing to be able to do an event like this while underway, said Moreno. It was definitely a once-in-a lifetime opportunity, and seeing everyone that came out to cheer us on really moti vated me and helped me finish. The support from the crew and the sense of accomplishment you feel afterwards makes it all worthwhile. The Sullivans Gets All Access With Jacksonville Jaguars -Photos courtesy of Jacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Jaguars Wide Receivers Cecil Shorts III and Laurent Robinson pose with USS The Sullivans Commanding Officer, Capt. Wesley Smith during the taping of All Access TV show on board the ship. Jeff Lageman and Action News Sports Reporter Brent Martineau are joined by Jaxson DeVille, the Roar cheerleaders, Shorts and Robinson for a taping of All Access Nov. 12 on board USS The Sullivans. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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HSM-40 Commits To Keep Jax Beautiful From HSM-40On Nov. 14, HSM-40 partnered with the Commission to Keep Jacksonville Beautiful by enrolling in the Adopt-ARoad Program. Bill Gulliford, Vice President and Council Member for the City of Jacksonville, presented HSM-40s Executive Officer, Cmdr. William Reagan, HSM-40s CMC, CMDCM Stephen Roberts, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Erica Mucciarone with a certificate of appreciation for their commitment to the beautification and cleanliness of Dutton Island Road West off Mayport Road. The endeavor is led by Mucciarone, who has already organized and complet ed the first clean-up effort by HSM-40.-Photo courtesy of HSM-40Members of HSM-40 stand with City Councilor Bill Gulliford after adopting a portion of Dutton Island Road West for beautification. The squadron is participating in the Adopt-A-Road program and has committed to keep the roadway clean. Pictured from left, HSM-40 Executive Officer, Cmdr. William Reagan, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Erica Mucciarone, Gulliford and CMDCM Stephen Roberts.underway, the crew hon ored the ships 45-yearsof service since it was first commissioned on Nov. 3, 1967. Honoring the ships past, the Valiant crew made two port visits to the city of Galveston, Texas, the cutters home port from 1967 to 1991. Valiant has a long his tory of service in the Gulf of Mexico, said Cmdr. Stephen Burdian, com manding officer Coast Guard Cutter Valiant. Im very proud of this crew as we were able to continue that legacy of excellence. Valiant shifted home ports from Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., to Naval Station Mayport in August. The crew of the Valiant eagerly anticipates the return to spend the holidays with family and friends in the Jacksonville area. For more information about Valiant, visit http:// www.uscg.mil/lantarea/ cgcValiant/default.aspFrom Page 1Valiant THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 7

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Prepping Fire Scout HSC-22 Det 5 refuels MQ-8B Firescout while the rotors are still spinning onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) .-Photo by ET1 Daniel K. RaleyOnboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) members of HSC-22 Det 5 remove programming cables from the MQ-8B Firescout during launch preparations. NAVFACSE XO Speaks To Local ContractorsNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Pubic AffairsNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast executive officer spoke at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) luncheon in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 20. Capt. Scott Hurst shared a general overview of NAVFAC Southeast engineering challeng es and U.S. Navy con struction outlook in the southeastern United States and overseas, spe cifically onboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. Hurst reviewed with the audience who NAVFAC Southeast is, where it con ducts business, how to do business with NAVFAC and the fiscal outlook for 2013. He also shared per sonal experiences and thoughts on doing busi ness from his most recent one-year deployment, returning in May 2012, where he was the com manding officer at Camp Lemonnier, located in the Horn of Africa. We (NAVFAC Southeast) are very diverse. Our diversity in territory (coastal, inland, Caribbean islands Guantanamo Bay, Haiti) and the services we sup port (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard) insulate us from fiscal highs and lows, said Hurst. Hurst saif that ener gy is a growth sector for NAVFAC Southeast and the workload in this area has actually increased. He suggested that if the gathered professionals were looking for busi ness, energy is of growing importance. Hurst also stressed that NAVFAC does more than MILCON (military construction). NAVFAC is also involved in utility, conservation, environmental and real estate transactions, to name a few. Our workload contin ues to be true and steady in fiscal 2013, said Hurst. Hurst also shared the growing importance of his last tour in Africa. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, formally an obscure 100 year-old French outpost, has become a vital air hub and navigational point for the U.S. Navy and U.S. government supporting regional and combatant commanders. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa is headquartered there and supports 25 additional tenant com mands. What began for the U.S. as a contingen cy outpost after 9/11 is turning into a full scale permanent base for the U.S. Navy supporting a population of more than 4,000 military, civilian and contract personnel, said Hurst. It is becom ing more permanent and is more cost efficient to build permanent facilities to support a long-term presence in the region. Hurst shared with the group information on where to find busi ness opportunities with NAVFAC, throughout the world. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 9

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Brazilian Navy Awarded IANTN Best StationU.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsRepresentatives from the Brazilian navy accepted the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) Best Station Award at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet aboard Naval Station Mayport Nov. 14. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, U.S. 4th Fleet, presented the award during a ceremony at the 4th Fleet headquar ters. This award represents the importance of our navies and nations work ing together, and commu nication is key to that. It is essential that we are able to communicate, and that the various systems we use to do so work prop erly, Harris said. Accepting the award was Capitao-de-Fragata (O5) Flavio de Jesus Costa, commander, Naval Radio Station Brazilia. This award is very important, it helps improve interoperabil ity. I am also honored that Brazil has won the award on the 50th anniversary of IANTN, Costa said. I am very grateful to be here and would like to thank Fourth Fleet for hosting this event. The IANTN Best Station Award began in 1989, and grades how each station operates their various communications systems. These tests include cold starts of systems, trans mission and reception of messages, and proper information delivery. Each station is graded during a qualifying period and the station graded as the most efficient wins the award. The IANTN Secretariat is made up of five officers and one non-commis sioned officer of member nations, and is hosted by Commander, 4th Fleet in Mayport, Fla. Currently, the group consists of two U.S. Navy officers, offi cers from the Mexican, Brazilian, and Argentine navy, and a non-com missioned officer from Brazil. The majority of the countries that are part of IANTN are in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The IATN Secretariat is led by Cmdr. Bradley Maas, IANTN secretary, who attended the presen tation. This award is a great opportunity for friendly competition and to bring out the best in each other, and is an important mea sure of how well we com municate with our part ner navies, said Maas. The ability to commu nicate efficiently was a constant theme during the award presentation, and was further echoed by Lt. Jimmy Harvey, IANT officer in charge. The exercises we run while grading for this award is how we will com municate during realworld situations, such as natural disasters or Countering Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC), said Harvey. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. 4th Fleet Thanksgiving Potluck -Photo by MC1 Sean Allen Capt. Patrick Shea, Director of Maritime Operations Center, kicks off the U.S. 4th Fleets Thanksgiving dinner for the staff at the headquarters building. Intelligence Specialist Second Class Hector Serrano and Quartermaster First Class Amos Riley fill their plates during U.S. 4th Fleets Thanksgiving dinner for the staff at the headquarters building. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Fountain of Youth (11 Magnolia Ave.) Ghost Tours of St. Augustine (2 St. George St.) Legacy Tours of Flagler College (Free Active Duty, Dependents 50% off) (74 King St.) Lightner Museum (75 King St.) Marineland Dolphin Adventure (20 percent discount for Active Duty Member only) (9600 Oceanshore Blvd.) Night of Lights Tour (Active Duty Free, Dependents 10 percent off) Old Town Trolley Tours (167 San Marco Ave.) Old Florida Museum (featuring Fort Menendez) (259 San Marco Ave.) Oldest Store Museum (167 San Marco Ave.) Oldest Wooden School House (Historic Museum and Gardens) (14 St. George St.) Ripleys Believe it or Not (19 San Marco Ave.) Ripleys Museum and Bayfront Mini Golf Spanish Military Hospital Museum St. Augustine Alligator Farm (999 Anastasia Blvd.) St. Augustine History Museum St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (Active Duty Free, Dependents 10 percent off) (81 Lighthouse Ave.) Villa Zorayda Museum (10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.) (83 King St.) St. Augustine Premium Outlets (Free $5 Coupon Book at Info Center, Food Court)From Page 1Pal DayFFSC Workshop, Class Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 Dec. 3, 1-4:30 p.m., New Dads Class, FFSC Room 702 Dec. 3-7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. Dec. 4, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m., What About The Kids FFSC Room 702 Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., How To Survive The Holidays, FFSC Room 719 Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center Dec. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC, Room 702 Dec. 6, 10-11 a.m., Craft Hour, USO Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m., IA Childrens Christmas Party, CPO Club Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Military Spouses 101 Workshop Building 1, Room 702 Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., SAPR VA Refresher Course Building 1 Room 1616 Dec. 11, 8-11 a.m., SAPR VA Refresher Course Building 1 Room 1616 Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., CFS Forum, FFSC Room 1616 Dec. 11, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 13, 9-11 a.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Room 702 Dec. 18, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 Dec. 17-21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Saturday, Dec. 1 The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, will host a Union Garrison event on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. This program will allow visi tors 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, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses will be preparing a Christmas tree and decorating the mantles for the holiday season. Sutlers display their wares and drummer boys project the sounds of the civil war era. Come join in this unique, fam ily friendly event. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Learn about the pre historic beasts that lived in this area such as dino saurs, sharks and megamammals. Find out what prehistoric life was like and the evidence left behind for us to discover. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park at 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary and the pro gram is free. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Beaches Photography Club will meet on at the Beaches Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 6-8 p.m. The program will be presented by Travel Photographer Roger Nelson on Wildlife Photography; with advice on how to get the best wildlife photos. This is a free event with people of all ability levels and cam era types welcomed and encouraged to come and learn more about photography. The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) is hosting the eighth annual I Shot With The Sheriff Charity Fun Shoot at the Jacksonville Gun Club, 12125 New Berlin Rd. PAL is seek ing supporting shoot ers to form five-member teams to participate in the shooting tournament event. The competition format consists of 110 tar gets with skeet, trap and a five-stand flurry. Team entries are $1,000 each. Sponsors will also enjoy a post-tournament recep tion that includes light refreshment and an award ceremony. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at 1 p.m. Proceeds of this event will go to support PALs nationally accred ited afterschool, sports, mentoring and summer camp programs provided to more than 2,800 atrisk children throughout the community with the help of Jacksonville police officers. For more infor mation on the Sheriffs Shoot, please contact Robbie Frietas at 2515934 or rfreitas@fop530. com or visit www.jaxpal. com. Friday, Dec. 7 Mayor Alvin Brown invites residents to attend the inaugural Holiday at St. James celebration. The event will feature a craft bazaar from 11 a.m.-3 p.m in Hemming Plaza, carol ers, crafts for kids, an eve ning open house at City Hall,117 West Duval St., and will culminate with a lighting of the St. James Holiday tree in Hemming Plaza from 4:30-7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and experience St. James for the holidays. Event is free and open to the public. Vendor oppor tunities are available. Call (904) 630-3690 for appli cation information. Saturday, Dec. 8 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for a leisurely paced hike to discover the islands natural commu nities. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray and bottled water. 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.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 11

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Dec. 1: Registration Opens for Jingle Bell Winter Camp. Open for children in Kindergarten through age 12. First Session: Dec. 17-21. Second Session: Dec. 24-31. (904) 270-5680 Dec. 1: Free Pre-Leave Vehicle Inspection at the Auto Skills Center. Dec. 1-15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Before you head home on leave, stop by the Auto Skills Center for a vehicle inspection. Call ahead for an appointment. 270-5392 Dec. 1: 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 Dec. 2: Bingomania. 12:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $16,000 in prizes, drawings, prize wheel, dessert table & more! call and sign up; no tickets required. 5 pack Computers $99.00 All Paper Packs $30.00; No Coupons to be used on this day. 270-7204 Dec. 2: 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 Dec. 2: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 6: Magical Christmas: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Childrens games and crafts, Kids Performances and a Special Appearance by Santa. 270-5680 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: Ugly Sweater Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band EXIT. Get into the holiday spirit and bust out your ugliest holiday sweater. free food, prizes and more. 270-7205 Dec. 8: Army Navy Football Party. Free tailgating. Flag football behind the gym. 12:30 p.m. Mayport vs. Army. 1:30 p.m. NAS JAX vs. Army. Army vs. Navy College Football Game at 2:30 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. 2705451. Dec. 8: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Dec. 9: Kids Christmas Bingo. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $10 per person (includes bingo, hot dogs, soda, cook ies, and prize drawing). Special appearance by Santa. 270-7204 or 2705145 Dec. 11: Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Dec. 11: 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 Dec. 12: 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) Dec. 12: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the NAVSTA CPOA. For tickets, contact (904) 2705126 x3115. Dec. 19: 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 Dec. 13: Christmas Karaoke 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Lets celebrate the holiday sea son with karaoke with DJ Tom Turner. 270-7205 Dec. 14: Windy Harbor Balloon Sale & Open House. Stop by Windy Harbor Golf Club and choose a free balloon containing discounts at our pro shop from 5%-50%. Baked goods by Dawn Ferreria and bever ages will be served. 2705380 Dec. 29: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 MWR 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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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 following activities target single or unaccom panied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Nov. 29: Texas Holdem Tournament. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways. Nov. 30: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. Dec. 1: Free Pre-Leave Vehicle Inspection at the Auto Skills Center. Dec. 1-15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Before you head home on leave, stop by the Auto Skills Center for a vehicle inspection. Call ahead for an appointment. 270-5392 Dec. 1: 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 Dec. 1: USO PAL Day in St. Augustine. Enjoy all the attractions in St. Augustine. Van departs 8 a.m. FREE. Dec. 2: Bingomania. 12:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $16,000 in prizes, drawings, prize wheel, dessert table & more! call and sign up; no tickets required. 5 pack Computers $99.00 All Paper Packs $30.00; No Coupons to be used on this day. 270-7204 Dec. 2: 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 Dec. 2: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Dec. 3: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Dec. 4: Christmas Shopping Trip. Van departs 4 p.m. FREE. Transportation Only. Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 6: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: Ugly Sweater Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band EXIT. Get into the holiday spirit and bust out your ugliest holiday sweater. free food, prizes and more. 270-7205 Dec. 8: Army Navy Football Party. Free tailgating. Flag football behind the gym. 12:30 p.m. Mayport vs. Army. 1:30 p.m. NAS JAX vs. Army. Army vs. Navy College Football Game at 2:30 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Dec. 8: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Dec. 9: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets. Van departs 11 a.m. Cost $10. Dec. 10: 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. Dec. 11: Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Dec. 11: 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 Dec. 12: 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) Dec. 12: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the NAVSTA CPOA. For tickets, contact (904) 2705126 x3115. Dec. 12: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Dec. 13: Trans Siberian Orchestra. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $40. Sign up deadline Dec. 10 Dec. 13: Christmas Karaoke. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Lets celebrate the holiday sea son with karaoke with DJ Tom Turner. 270-7205 LIBERTY KIDNov. 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. Dec. 1: Registration Opens for Jingle Bell Winter Camp. Open for children in Kindergarten through age 12. First Session: Dec. 17-21. Second Session: Dec. 24-31. (904) 270-5680 Dec. 2: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb ham burger or a hotdog with fries and a soda, All-YouCan Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored headpin bowling for prizes. Dec. 6: Magical Christmas: 6:308:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Childrens games and crafts, Kids Performances and a Special Appearance by Santa. 270-5680 Turkeys For Thanksgiving -Photo by Paige GnannDependent Barb Jakeway, Tina Dodd of NCIS, dependent Shannon Barber, and Juan Granja of CDS 40 hold up turkeys they won after participating in the annual Turkey Trot 5K MWR Fun Run and 3K Walk. MWRs next fun run will be the Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run on Dec. 11 starting at 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Potter Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers depart the cutter to meet their family members at a homecoming ceremony aboard Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 21.Valiant Returns In Time For Thanksgiving US Coast Guard Public AffairsThe Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 21. The 80-member crew of the Valiant deployed in support of Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard counternarcotics, living marine resource and border pro tection missions. This was the crews first deployment after their permanent change of homeport. During the deployment crewmembers aboard the Valiant ensured the maritime safety, security, and stewardship of the com mercial fishing vessel industry along the Gulf coast. Valiant crewmembers examined more than 160,000 lbs of shrimp worth a market value of nearly $800,000 during 20 at-sea boardings. While inspecting Gulf shrimp vessels, Valiant issued 68 fisheries and safety violations. These types of enforcement actions ensure compli ance with laws promoting sustainable fisheries poli cies and protect fishing vessel crews against maritime hazards. This deploy ment allowed Coast Guardsman aboard the Valiant to celebrate a significant milestone in the ships history. While Family of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers await their return at a homecoming ceremony aboard Naval Station Mayport. The 210-foot medium endurance cutter was deployed for 50-days in support of Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard counter-narcotics, living marine resource and border protection missions. Getting Ready For SantaFrom StaffSleigh bells will be jingling as Santa Claus comes in for a visit to Naval Station Mayport during the annual Magical Christmas on Dec. 6. Sponsored by MWR Mayport, Allied American University and University of Phoenix, the free festival will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sea Otter Pavilion. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures of their little ones with Santa. There will be games and prizes, along with sweet treats, crafts and rides on the Polar Express train. There will be special performances by the children of Child Development Center and Youth Activities Center, as well as the Navy Band Southeast Windward Brass. For more information, call 270-5228. MWR is also sponsoring a Kids Christmas Bingo on Dec. 9 starting at 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Cost is $10 per person (includes bingo, hot dogs, soda, cookies, and prize drawing). Look for a special appearance by Santa too. Call 270-7204 or 270-5145 for more information. Kids can get another chance to tell their Christmas wish list to Santa Claus and get a photo at the Mayport Navy Exchange (NEX). Santa will be at the NEX from 11 a.m.5 p.m. on Dec. 1-2, and throughout the rest of the month of December. St. Augustine Attractions Free On Pal DayFrom StaffDec. 1 marks the 54rd anniversary of USO Pal Day in St. Augustine. Since 1957, the attractions in St. Augustine have shown their sup port and appreciation to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by opening their doors free of charge. In addition, the members of Elks Lodge #829 (1420 A1A South) prepare and serve a free lunch spon sored by the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. Parking in the free Public Parking Garage across the street from Ripleys Believe it or Not is recommended. All public buses and trains will be free for the day, and will transport service mem bers and their families to the Elks Lodge for lunch. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Horse car riages are not free. Attractions open to all military I.D. card carrying members; active duty, retired, Reserves, National Guard,. One spouse per fam ily must present military I.D. Card prior to entering an attraction. Uniforms are not required civil ian attire authorized. However, command/unit ballcap is encour aged. Train and bus rides are free for the entire day. St. Augustine attractions are open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Attractions open for the day include: Authentic Old Jail (167 San Marco Ave.) Running For Turkeys-Photo by Paige GnannRunners head out to participate in the November MWR Fun Run Turkey Trot. First male and female runner to complete the 5k received frozen turkeys from MWR. Four other turkeys were also given away by a drawing. See Pages 12-13 for more MWR happenings.See Pal Day, Page 11 See Valiant, Page 7

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.How You Play the Game In the fall, through the magic of associative thought, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown. We feel the cold aluminum bleacher seats and the prickle of wool scarves around our necks. Like Pavlovs dog, our mouths water as we bring to mind hot coffee at 8 am soccer games and chilidogs at football halftime. As soon as our kids show any proficiency whatsoever, we parents strap some equipment on them and put them on a team, so we can experi ence the sights, sounds and smells of the fall sports season. To satisfy our selfish interests, we justify our pushy behavior by telling ourselves that kids benefit by learning about team work. But do they? Todays sports rec reation leagues seem replete with controversy. Although such organiza tions now have exhaus tive constitutions, bylaws and procedural manuals promising double blind fairness in team selection, somehow there are always reports of teams being stacked. The focus on selecting winning teams diminishes the empha sis on the life lessons that team participation can impart. About five years ago, we were stationed in Norfolk, and my son was a squishy little 10-year-old who preferred piano and rainbows to athletic pursuits. Early in the fall of his 5th grade year, our son start ed showing an interest in football. As visions of tailgate parties danced in our heads, we jumped on the opportunity and contact ed the local flag football league. Sorry maam, the teams are full . now, if youre husband would be willing to coach, your son could play this season. Completely ignorant of the rec league team selection process, my husband agreed. We received a roster of 15 kids -our son and 14 others who transferred from overcrowded teams. What we didnt know, was that the coaches had been asked to give up a couple kids each, and of course, they picked their worst players. Obliviously, we showed up for our first practice raring and ready to access the boys talents. The lineup was not what we expected. None of the boys knew a thing about football. A few were skinny. Several were small. Three had learning disabilities. But they were all excited to play. We decided to call our selves The Sharks and accepted the rejected purple league jerseys without complaint. Practices were dicey. The plays looked more like people running from a fire, but we were hope ful that it would all come together on game day. As team mom, I went a little overboard. I ordered Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesFor students anticipat ing graduation in June 2013, Saturday, December 1st marks the first day they can go online to complete the appli cation for the Bright Futures Scholarships and other state loans and grants. Go to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org, select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications and then select Apply Here. The completion of the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application gives the Florida Department of Education per mission to evaluate the stu dents high school transcript and test scores for eligibility for state scholarships and grants. General eligibility require ments include the following: U.S. citizen or eligible non-cit izen. degree at an eligible Florida postsecondary institution. funds within TWO years of high school graduation (Unless enlist directly in the military after high school graduation. Then the TWO-year period begins upon date of separation from active duty.). The requirement is a change to the eligi bility requirements which previously allowed three years for reinstatement! or have pled not contest to a felony charge. non-remedial semester credit hours. error-free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is anoth er change to the eligibility requirements. The online Florida Financial Aid Application is a self-reported document. The student can use his transcript from last June at the end of his junior year to complete the application. All information will be verified when the district uploads his first semester grades and courses in January of 2013. However, families sometimes need addi tional help when completing a FAFSA for the first time. Last years change requir ing the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now includes the word error-free. Florida has now joined several states and many school financial aid pro grams which require the FAFSA. However, completion of the FAFSA for Bright Futures does not determine whether a stu dent receives the Bright Futures Scholarship. It DOES deter mine if the student will receive the money for the scholarship. Without this document on file, no Bright Futures money will be sent to the student. To get help with the ins and outs of completing the FAFSA, plan to attend the Parent Program on Financial Aid, scheduled for Jan. 24 at the USO on Mayport Road from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. The speaker Clarence Richardson is a retired US Navy Lt. Commander and enroll ment specialist for FSCJ. He is the area expert on all aspects of financial aid. Andrea Reese, Military OneSource consultant, will present the military side of financial aid, and I will provide additional information on the available State of Florida loans, grants, and scholarships especially Bright Futures. In the meantime, go online to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org for additional informa tion on the Bright Futures Application. Some SAT/ACT score requirements increased for students graduating this year. Community service requirements increased for all three Bright Futures award levels. Learn how to create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) online. The State no longer sends acceptance letters by mail. Students MUST monitor their award status online. In past years, students went to www.flvs.org to check their Bright Futures GPA. This information is now found on www. flvc.org. This website, Florida Virtual Campus for Students, is Floridas official online onestop-shop in transitioning students from middle school through college. AND IT IS THE ONLY PLACE STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN CHECK THE STUDENTS BRIGHT FUTURES GPA!!! It is not the GPA on the report card nor is it found on the transcript. You must go to www.flvc.org to find this important information. Funding for the scholar ship does not begin until the fall term following high school graduation. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for funding during the sum mer term immediately follow ing high school graduation. The academic year begins in the fall and ends in the sum mer. By going online to www. FloridaStudentFinancialAid. org, you can check on the cur rent year award amounts for each of the three Bright Futures Scholarships. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Bright Futures Online Application Opens Dec. 1Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer Knowingthe Jaws soundtrack. I bought sweatshirts, t-shirts and little purple towels. I made up cheers. Game day finally arrived and we were ready. Parents donned their Sharks spirit wear and swung their little purple towels. Players gath ered around Coach for a pre-game pep talk. Listen boys, I want you all to go out there today and show em what youre made of! Lets tell everybody out there, if you swim with the Sharks, youre gonna get bit!! Both players and par ents alike exploded into simultaneous applause and collective woo-hoos. A half hour later, we were down by three touchdowns, and our blissful ignorance of the corrupt league team selection process came to an abrupt end. Listen up Sharks, my husband barked during half time, dont let the numbers on that score board get you down! We are the Sharks! Win or lose, we are going to fight and fight hard! Now go out there, boys, and give em all you got!! At the end of the third quarter, the ref called the game because they were beating us 40 to nothing. The rest of the season was more of the same, and it was not easy to keep the morale of our little Sharks in the positive. But we persisted. Instead of emphasizing winning, we became determined to surprise the other team with our undying spirit. We waved our purple towels, blared the Jaws theme song, and shout ed our original Sharks cheers. No matter the odds against us, the Sharks played every game to win. Despite it all, we never scored one point. The following fall, I ran into another Sharks mom at a local grocery store. She told me that, even though that her son got a winning team the next season, he seemed sad, and said to her, Mom, I wish this team was more like the Sharks. Her comment reas sured me that, despite a winless season, the Sharks were a winning team. In the face of unbeatable odds, they showed drive, dedication, character, and good sportsmanship. Developing these attri butes is far more impor tant than winning a game. Vince Lombardi once said, People who work together will win, wheth er it be against complex football defenses or the complex problems of modern society. So, coaches and league officials, get back to basics. Worry less about who is on what team and focus on teaching kids to be members of a successful team. Parents, accept your childrens team assignments without complaint, and resolve to help them learn from the experience. Besides, whether your child wins or loses, you still get to smell the clumps of fresh mud from their cleats, feel the hoarseness of your voice after a close quarter, and taste the hot pot of chili waiting for you at home. Its all good. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.com ObituariesCapt. David Van Saun (US Navy Ret.) passed away peacefully on November 17, 2012 sur rounded by his loving family. He was born in Hackensack, NJ on Nov. 17, 1945, raised in Long Beach, Calif., and gradu ated from UCLA. He married the love of his life Doris on June 25, 1983 in San Diego, Calif. David proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1998. He was a highly deco rated career USN Surface Warfare Officer who served in Vietnam and on many other naval ships and also Commanding Officer at Naval Station Mayport. After retirement, Capt. Van Saun served as Joint Cross-Service Team Leader for the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. He also was a member of the Navy League, serving as President of the Mayport Chapter and National Director. He enjoyed hiking, was a Republican and a pro-life advocate. Family members include his wife of 30 years, Doris Carter Pace Van Saun; sons, Christopher A. Pace (Sarah), Brian S. Pace (Angelique) and Michael Van Saun; daughter, Deborah Van Saun; brother, Walter Bud Van Saun (Dores); special niece, Linda Van Smaalen; sis ter-in-law, Brenda Carter; and eight grandchil dren; one grand niece; and six grand nephews. Predeceased by his father, Walter Van Saun; mother, Harriett Elizabeth Betty Van Saun; and brother, Arthur Art Van Saun. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of David Van Saun may be made to ALS Center at Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32224. David Van Saun 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Frocked OS2 (SW) Kevin Boxer, USS Carney GM3 Ashley Castro, USS Carney IT2 (SW/IDW/AW) Michael Chunn, USS Carney DCFN Willie Collins, USS Carney CTT3 Robert Dunnavant, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Kortney Durham, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Juan Felix, USS Carney ICFN Jorge Flores, USS Carney BM2 (SW) Dustin Foster, USS Carney GM2 (SW) Rene Garcia, USS Carney FC3 (SW) Carlos Grant, USS Carney STG3 (SW) Thomas Grieser, USS Carney BM3 Matthew Jodoin, USS Carney EM3 Charito Julian, USS Carney BM3 (SW) Matthew Klimek, USS Carney GSMFN Mercedes Lopez, USS Carney SHSN DeMarcus Matthews, USS Carney CS3 Salomon Mejia, USS Carney IT3 (SW) Tyree Melchor, USS Carney SN (SW) Megan Moore, USS Carney PS3 (SW) Shennice Norris, USS Carney LS3 Jose Nunez, USS Carney EM3 Vladymir Odysse, USS Carney CSSN Igor Panjkovic, USS Carney OSSN Samuel Polanco, USS Carney CSSN Amad Robinson, USS Carney OS2 (SW) Jose Saravia, USS Carney CTTSN Trey Simantel, USS Carney STG3 Mark Sukonik, USS Carney GSE3 (SW) Richard Waddell, USS Carney GSE3 (SW) Decoda Waite, USS Carney STGSN (SW) Samuel Williams, USS Carney IT1 Andrew Ayers, USS Roosevelt QM1 John Pearson, USS Roosevelt STG2 Brian Addesso, USS Roosevelt IT2 Kenneth Babbitt, USS Roosevelt GM2 Andrew Carpenter, USS Roosevelt CTT2 Andrew Degidio, USS Roosevelt OS2 Christopher Frazier, USS Roosevelt FC2 Andrew Hamilton, USS Roosevelt ET2 Courtney Hawkins, USS Roosevelt STG2 Christopher Holmes, USS Roosevelt OS2 Trenton Kelly, USS Roosevelt IT2 Laura Kinberg, USS Roosevelt YN2 Zeck Lee, USS Roosevelt FC2 Bryce Pectol, USS Roosevelt GSM2 Fernando Perez, USS Roosevelt BM2 Vincent Opoku, USS Roosevelt ET2 Ian Welch, USS Roosevelt MR3 Joseph Schjott, USS Roosevelt LS2 Angel Allende, USS Gettysburg FC2 James Annal, USS Gettysburg PS3 Tyjuan Azore, USS Gettysburg STG3 Nicholas Beuoy, USS Gettysburg ET2 Verlin Boda, USS Gettysburg GM2 Harold Brooks, USS Gettysburg GM3 Justin Carl, USS Gettysburg STG1 James Clifford, USS Gettysburg BM3 Cody Cooper, USS Gettysburg IT2 Joshua Cosby, USS Gettysburg ET2 William Davis, USS Gettysburg STG2 Stephen Days, USS Gettysburg DC2 StephenLawrence Ellis, USS Gettysburg GSM1 Terence Erroch, USS Gettysburg LS1 Valerie Florespagan, USS Gettysburg FC2 Trevor Gann, USS Gettysburg QM3 Scott Gatejen, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Lorenzo Hicks, USS Gettysburg QM1 Peter Hill, USS Gettysburg HT3 Fallon Hiort, USS Gettysburg RP3 James Iverson, USS Gettysburg GM2 Michael Jensen, USS Gettysburg OS3 Matthew Kunz, USS Gettysburg GM2 Benjamin Lewis, USS Gettysburg CTR2 Lauren Martin, USS Gettysburg FC3 Mario Martin, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Christian Maysonet, USS Gettysburg CTT2 James Milton, USS Gettysburg OS2 Randy Morales, USS Gettysburg GM3 Cameron Olson, USS Gettysburg FC3 Carlos Orrego, USS Gettysburg FC2 Bobby Ortega, USS Gettysburg SH2 Purnell Richardson, USS Gettysburg GSM2 Hector Rodriguez, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Juan Rodriguez, USS Gettysburg BM3 Jonathan Shaffer, USS Gettysburg SH2 Javonta Smith, USS Gettysburg CTR3 Tristan Souza, USS Gettysburg BM3 Elleston Taylor, USS Gettysburg STG2 Michael Velsor, USS Gettysburg FC1 Thomas Walsh, USS Gettysburg GSM3 Joshua Wharton, USS Gettysburg GM2 Eric Wheeler, USS Gettysburg Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal SH1 Isaac Smith, USS Roosevelt CTR2 Jayson Phillips, USS Roosevelt Letter of Commendation OS3 Christopher Frazier, USS Roosevelt Sailor of the Year FC1 Curtis Earle, USS Roosevelt Junior Sailor of the Year QM2 John Pearson, USS Roosevelt Bluejacket of the Year HM3 Shawn Keene, USS Roosevelt Sailor of the Quarter YN1 Alyson Little, USS Roosevelt Junior Sailor of the Quarter GSE2 Alexander Chaney, USS Roosevelt Mayport Serving those who serve our country.Catholic Charities USAA CFC participant. Provided as a public service1-800-919-9338www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 Steak Team Mission Grills Out For Hue City USS Hue City (CG 66) Public AffairsThe non-profit orga nization Steak Team Mission visited USS Hue City (CG 66) Nov. 15, bringing with them mouth-watering steaks from Texas to be grilled on the ships flight deck as part of a steel beach pic nic. Steak Team Mission is run completely by vol unteers and is dedicated to visiting members in deployed locations to provide and also grill Texas tenderloins as a way to thank those who serve in the military. The group has traveled around the world, bring ing military members a good meal over the past 10 years. Volunteers with the organization served their 50,000th steak din ner to deployed service members while aboard Hue City. Hands down, one of the best moments Ive had on deployment so far, said Quartermster Seaman Antoine Gamble. The food was amazing, the guests were polite and I had a great time. I appreciate everyone from Steak Team Mission that volunteered to come out and give Hue City a wonderful steak dinner. Its always a great feeling to be able to relax and take a break from the everyday ship life. We are all very thankful. The steel beach fea tured lots of steaks as well as games and music facilitated by the ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The food was great and there was a lot of different things that we usually dont have, said Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW/SCW) Scott Rose. I greatly appreci ate them coming out here and doing this for the crew. Culinary special ists aboard the ship had some special interac tions with the Steak Team Mission members, as they exchanged prepping and grilling techniques. It was great having them in the kitchen and watching how they pre pared the meals for us, said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Alex Abreu. We had fun and it looks like they had fun too. Among the volunteers with Steak Team Mission were a retired Navy Captain and retired Army Major General. The fact that former senior leaders of the military would want to give back in this fash ion impressed Hue City Sailors. Its nice to know that these people have such big hearts to give back to our military and know ing that a few of them have served our country makes it even better, said Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Reshonda Cole. Others on Hue City echoed these thoughts of appreciation. Most noted how nice it was to get a home-cooked meal, par ticularly because of the fact that the steaks were made-to-order. When the crew from Steak Team Mission came out to grill us a steak to our liking, it brought back a small feeling of home, said Gunners Mate 3rd Class Kevin Jones. I am very appreciative that the volunteers traveled this far for us. Hue Citys command er officer, Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, was especially appreciative for the visit because he recognized that it would encourage the crew to continue on with the deployment. These people are amazing for doing this, taking the time to visit us while deployed and showing there appreciation for us is definitely a moral booster, said Ulhs. Our Sailors have worked hard this deployment and this was a great way to give them a small break and enjoy themselves. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Above, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Guy Bourn barbecues food while Capt. Dan Ulhs, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), observes during a steel beach picnic provided by members of the Steak Team Mission aboard Hue City. Right, Thomas Diliberti and Bourn, members of the Steak Team Mission, barbecue food during a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). -Photos by MCSN Darien G. KenneyCulinary Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Nader, retired Army Maj. Gen. Guy Bourn and retired Navy Capt. Byron Booth barbeque food during a steel beach picnic provided by members of the Steak Team Mission aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). 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. Thomas Diliberti, a member of Steak Team Mission, and Nader prepare food for a steel beach picnic provided by members of the Steak Team Mission aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 5 CNO, MCPON Visit Hue City For Thanksgiving USS Hue City Public AffairsChief Of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens visited guidedmissile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. During the visit, the CNO and MCPON visited with the crew and held an all hands call, where the CNO recognized several awardees, promoted one Sailor and reenlisted sev eral others. The visit by the Navys most senior members was greatly appreciated by the Sailors aboard Hue. I cant believe our highest chain of com mand in the Navy took the time out of their day to acknowledge our accom plishments and visit us on this Thanksgiving Day, said Yeoman 2nd Class (EXW/AW) Jorge Esparza. Their actions only fuel our motivation out here. While aboard Hue City, the CNO toured the ship and met with Sailors, talking about their goals in the Navy. MCPON spent a majority of his time discussing his zeroing in on excellence benchmarks with the ships chief petty officers. At the all-hands call, the CNO touched on his tenets for the fleet warfighting first, operate for ward and be ready while also complimenting the crew on the outstanding preservation work that has been done on Hue City. The last time I was on a cruiser, it was Hue City, said Greenert. I go away and come back and this ship looks bet ter than it did then. That doesnt happen because somebody decided to give the Hue City all the best equipment. Thats all on you guys and gals, and I want to thank you very much on that. MCPON extended similar thoughts at the all hands call, convey ing his confidence in the ships ability to meet any challenges they might face, and thanked them for their service in the fleet. For the 11 Sailors who reenlisted, receiv ing the oath of enlist ment from the CNO was an experience the Sailors said they were very grateful for. Meeting and being reenlisted by the CNO is the highlight of my career, said Culinary Specialist Seaman Burton Washington. It is defi nitely something I wont forget. -Photos by MC1 Peter D. LawlorAbove, CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert gives the oath of reenlistment to Sailors aboard USS Hue City (CG 66) before an all-hands call. Right, MCPON Michael Stevens talks with Sailors during an all-hands call. Damage Controlman Fireman DMarcus Willingham shows Quartermaster 3rd Class Daniel Wilson how to test for a proper seal on a firefighting face mask during damage control training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Charlotte Helman, from Salineville, Ohio, gives an eye exam to Gunners Mate Seaman Halie Miller, from Dallas, aboard USS Hue City (CG 66). -Photos by MCSN Darien G. KenneyInformation Systems Technician Seaman Erika Bortree, from San Antonio, sands paint off a bulkhead in preparation for preservation work aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). 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.

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Farragut Sailors Participate In JFK 50-Mile Memorial While Underway USS Farragut Public AffairsSailors aboard guid ed-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) participated in a ship board version of the John F. Kennedy 50-mile Memorial Run, Nov. 17. Participating Sailors ran on both the ships treadmill and weather decks in order to rep licate memorial run, which is held annually in Washington County, Md. The event on Farragut was coor dinated by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Moreno, detachment officer-incharge of Helicopter Anti-submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 48, Det. 7, who is a three-time participant of the JFK 50-mile Memorial Run. Moreno wanted to still compete even though he wasnt physically present in Washington County this year. This years JFK 50 was held Nov. 17, so Farragut launched its version the same day. I coordinated this event because I had competed in the run for the past three years, and with it being the 50th anniver sary I didnt want to miss it, said Moreno. This year marks the runs 50th anniversary, and Moreno said that helped inspire him to create a version of it on the Farragut. The 50 mile distance has historic ties to the military, so it was fit ting that members of Farragut would attempt the feat. At the turn of the century, then-President Theodore Roosevelt chal lenged his military offi cers to cover 50 miles in 20 hours to maintain their commissions. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy issued the same chal lenge. When word spread, non-commissioned mili tary personnel and civil ians alike were intrigued and wanted to participate, according to the running events website. Farragut Sailors began the ultra-marathon at 8:45 a.m., utilizing treadmills until the weather decks were open for running. Seven other Sailors joined Moreno for the run, jogging with him in a circular pattern around the ship. In the end, Moreno and one other Sailor were able to go the distance. Moreno finished with a time of 9 hours, 33 minutes and Chief Information Systems Technician (SW) Lawrence Petrowicz fin ished with a time of 11 hours 20 minutes. Lt. Cmdr. Moreno asked me to come up and run a few miles with him during the event, said Petrowicz, whose longest distance ever run prior to the event was 10 miles. I had planned on doing a marathon with him when we returned home, so I decided to stay at it and complete this run with him. It feels great know ing that I could stick to it and accomplish such a big feat. Many Sailors came up to the weather deck to show their support for participants and stayed to cheer on the runners in their final laps around the forecastle. The support from my division was awesome, said Petrowicz. I just hope that seeing their chief stay at something that long and press so hard inspires them to do the same. For Moreno, though the event couldnt compare to being in Washington County, he was glad the ship helped him take a little piece of home with him out to sea. It was amazing to be able to do an event like this while underway, said Moreno. It was definitely a once-in-a lifetime opportunity, and seeing everyone that came out to cheer us on really moti vated me and helped me finish. The support from the crew and the sense of accomplishment you feel afterwards makes it all worthwhile. The Sullivans Gets All Access With Jacksonville Jaguars -Photos courtesy of Jacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Jaguars Wide Receivers Cecil Shorts III and Laurent Robinson pose with USS The Sullivans Commanding Officer, Capt. Wesley Smith during the taping of All Access TV show on board the ship. Jeff Lageman and Action News Sports Reporter Brent Martineau are joined by Jaxson DeVille, the Roar cheerleaders, Shorts and Robinson for a taping of All Access Nov. 12 on board USS The Sullivans. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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HSM-40 Commits To Keep Jax Beautiful From HSM-40On Nov. 14, HSM-40 partnered with the Commission to Keep Jacksonville Beautiful by enrolling in the Adopt-ARoad Program. Bill Gulliford, Vice President and Council Member for the City of Jacksonville, presented HSM-40s Executive Officer, Cmdr. William Reagan, HSM-40s CMC, CMDCM Stephen Roberts, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Erica Mucciarone with a certificate of appreciation for their commitment to the beautification and cleanliness of Dutton Island Road West off Mayport Road. The endeavor is led by Mucciarone, who has already organized and completed the first clean-up effort by HSM-40.-Photo courtesy of HSM-40Members of HSM-40 stand with City Councilor Bill Gulliford after adopting a portion of Dutton Island Road West for beautification. The squadron is participating in the Adopt-A-Road program and has committed to keep the roadway clean. Pictured from left, HSM-40 Executive Officer, Cmdr. William Reagan, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Erica Mucciarone, Gulliford and CMDCM Stephen Roberts.underway, the crew hon ored the ships 45-yearsof service since it was first commissioned on Nov. 3, 1967. Honoring the ships past, the Valiant crew made two port visits to the city of Galveston, Texas, the cutters home port from 1967 to 1991. Valiant has a long his tory of service in the Gulf of Mexico, said Cmdr. Stephen Burdian, com manding officer Coast Guard Cutter Valiant. Im very proud of this crew as we were able to continue that legacy of excellence. Valiant shifted home ports from Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., to Naval Station Mayport in August. The crew of the Valiant eagerly anticipates the return to spend the holidays with family and friends in the Jacksonville area. For more information about Valiant, visit http:// www.uscg.mil/lantarea/ cgcValiant/default.aspFrom Page 1Valiant THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 7

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Prepping Fire Scout HSC-22 Det 5 refuels MQ-8B Firescout while the rotors are still spinning onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) .-Photo by ET1 Daniel K. RaleyOnboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) members of HSC-22 Det 5 remove programming cables from the MQ-8B Firescout during launch preparations. NAVFACSE XO Speaks To Local ContractorsNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Pubic AffairsNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast executive officer spoke at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) luncheon in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 20. Capt. Scott Hurst shared a general overview of NAVFAC Southeast engineering challeng es and U.S. Navy con struction outlook in the southeastern United States and overseas, spe cifically onboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. Hurst reviewed with the audience who NAVFAC Southeast is, where it conducts business, how to do business with NAVFAC and the fiscal outlook for 2013. He also shared per sonal experiences and thoughts on doing busi ness from his most recent one-year deployment, returning in May 2012, where he was the com manding officer at Camp Lemonnier, located in the Horn of Africa. We (NAVFAC Southeast) are very diverse. Our diversity in territory (coastal, inland, Caribbean islands Guantanamo Bay, Haiti) and the services we sup port (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard) insulate us from fiscal highs and lows, said Hurst. Hurst saif that ener gy is a growth sector for NAVFAC Southeast and the workload in this area has actually increased. He suggested that if the gathered professionals were looking for busi ness, energy is of growing importance. Hurst also stressed that NAVFAC does more than MILCON (military construction). NAVFAC is also involved in utility, conservation, environmental and real estate transactions, to name a few. Our workload contin ues to be true and steady in fiscal 2013, said Hurst. Hurst also shared the growing importance of his last tour in Africa. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, formally an obscure 100 year-old French outpost, has become a vital air hub and navigational point for the U.S. Navy and U.S. government supporting regional and combatant commanders. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa is headquartered there and supports 25 additional tenant com mands. What began for the U.S. as a contingen cy outpost after 9/11 is turning into a full scale permanent base for the U.S. Navy supporting a population of more than 4,000 military, civilian and contract personnel, said Hurst. It is becom ing more permanent and is more cost efficient to build permanent facilities to support a long-term presence in the region. Hurst shared with the group information on where to find busi ness opportunities with NAVFAC, throughout the world. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 9

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Brazilian Navy Awarded IANTN Best StationU.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsRepresentatives from the Brazilian navy accepted the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) Best Station Award at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet aboard Naval Station Mayport Nov. 14. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, U.S. 4th Fleet, presented the award during a ceremony at the 4th Fleet headquarters. This award represents the importance of our navies and nations work ing together, and communication is key to that. It is essential that we are able to communicate, and that the various systems we use to do so work prop erly, Harris said. Accepting the award was Capitao-de-Fragata (O5) Flavio de Jesus Costa, commander, Naval Radio Station Brazilia. This award is very important, it helps improve interoperabil ity. I am also honored that Brazil has won the award on the 50th anniversary of IANTN, Costa said. I am very grateful to be here and would like to thank Fourth Fleet for hosting this event. The IANTN Best Station Award began in 1989, and grades how each station operates their various communications systems. These tests include cold starts of systems, trans mission and reception of messages, and proper information delivery. Each station is graded during a qualifying period and the station graded as the most efficient wins the award. The IANTN Secretariat is made up of five officers and one non-commis sioned officer of member nations, and is hosted by Commander, 4th Fleet in Mayport, Fla. Currently, the group consists of two U.S. Navy officers, offi cers from the Mexican, Brazilian, and Argentine navy, and a non-com missioned officer from Brazil. The majority of the countries that are part of IANTN are in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The IATN Secretariat is led by Cmdr. Bradley Maas, IANTN secretary, who attended the presentation. This award is a great opportunity for friendly competition and to bring out the best in each other, and is an important measure of how well we communicate with our part ner navies, said Maas. The ability to commu nicate efficiently was a constant theme during the award presentation, and was further echoed by Lt. Jimmy Harvey, IANT officer in charge. The exercises we run while grading for this award is how we will communicate during realworld situations, such as natural disasters or Countering Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC), said Harvey. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. 4th Fleet Thanksgiving Potluck -Photo by MC1 Sean Allen Capt. Patrick Shea, Director of Maritime Operations Center, kicks off the U.S. 4th Fleets Thanksgiving dinner for the staff at the headquarters building. Intelligence Specialist Second Class Hector Serrano and Quartermaster First Class Amos Riley fill their plates during U.S. 4th Fleets Thanksgiving dinner for the staff at the headquarters building. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Fountain of Youth (11 Magnolia Ave.) Ghost Tours of St. Augustine (2 St. George St.) Legacy Tours of Flagler College (Free Active Duty, Dependents 50% off) (74 King St.) Lightner Museum (75 King St.) Marineland Dolphin Adventure (20 percent discount for Active Duty Member only) (9600 Oceanshore Blvd.) Night of Lights Tour (Active Duty Free, Dependents 10 percent off) Old Town Trolley Tours (167 San Marco Ave.) Old Florida Museum (featuring Fort Menendez) (259 San Marco Ave.) Oldest Store Museum (167 San Marco Ave.) Oldest Wooden School House (Historic Museum and Gardens) (14 St. George St.) Ripleys Believe it or Not (19 San Marco Ave.) Ripleys Museum and Bayfront Mini Golf Spanish Military Hospital Museum St. Augustine Alligator Farm (999 Anastasia Blvd.) St. Augustine History Museum St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (Active Duty Free, Dependents 10 percent off) (81 Lighthouse Ave.) Villa Zorayda Museum (10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.) (83 King St.) St. Augustine Premium Outlets (Free $5 Coupon Book at Info Center, Food Court)From Page 1Pal DayFFSC Workshop, Class Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 Dec. 3, 1-4:30 p.m., New Dads Class, FFSC Room 702 Dec. 3-7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. Dec. 4, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m., What About The Kids FFSC Room 702 Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., How To Survive The Holidays, FFSC Room 719 Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center Dec. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC, Room 702 Dec. 6, 10-11 a.m., Craft Hour, USO Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m., IA Childrens Christmas Party, CPO Club Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Military Spouses 101 Workshop Building 1, Room 702 Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., SAPR VA Refresher Course Building 1 Room 1616 Dec. 11, 8-11 a.m., SAPR VA Refresher Course Building 1 Room 1616 Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., CFS Forum, FFSC Room 1616 Dec. 11, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Dec. 13, 9-11 a.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Room 702 Dec. 18, 9-11 a .m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 Dec. 17-21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 607 Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Saturday, Dec. 1 The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, will host a Union Garrison event on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. This program will allow visi tors 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, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses will be preparing a Christmas tree and decorating the mantles for the holiday season. Sutlers display their wares and drummer boys project the sounds of the civil war era. Come join in this unique, fam ily friendly event. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Learn about the pre historic beasts that lived in this area such as dino saurs, sharks and megamammals. Find out what prehistoric life was like and the evidence left b ehind for us to discover. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park at 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary and the pro gram is free. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Beaches Photography Club will meet on at the Beaches Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 6-8 p.m. The program will be presented by Travel Photographer Roger Nelson on Wildlife Photography; with advice on how to get the best wildlife photos. This is a free event with people of all ability levels and cam era types welcomed and encouraged to come and learn more about photography. The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) is hosting the eighth annual I Shot With The Sheriff Charity Fun Shoot at the Jacksonville Gun Club, 12125 New Berlin Rd. PAL is seek ing supporting shoot ers to form five-member teams to participate in the shooting tournament event. The competition format consists of 110 targets with skeet, trap and a five-stand flurry. Team entries are $1,000 each. Sponsors will also enjoy a post-tournament recep tion that includes light refreshment and an award ceremony. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at 1 p.m. Proceeds of this event will go to support PALs nationally accred ited afterschool, sports, mentoring and summer camp programs provided to more than 2,800 atrisk children throughout the community with the help of Jacksonville police officers. For more infor mation on the Sheriffs Shoot, please contact Robbie Frietas at 2515934 or rfreitas@fop530. com or visit www.jaxpal. com. Friday, Dec. 7 Mayor Alvin Brown invites residents to attend the inaugural Holiday at St. James celebration. The event will feature a craft bazaar from 11 a.m.-3 p.m in Hemming Plaza, carolers, crafts for kids, an evening open house at City Hall,117 West Duval St., and will culminate with a lighting of the St. James Holiday tree in Hemming Plaza from 4:30-7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and experience St. James for the holidays. Event is free and open to the public. Vendor opportunities are available. Call (904) 630-3690 for appli cation information. Saturday, Dec. 8 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for a leisurely paced hike to discover the islands natural commu nities. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray and bottled water. 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.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 11

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Dec. 1: Registration Opens for Jingle Bell Winter Camp. Open for children in Kindergarten through age 12. First Session: Dec. 17-21. Second Session: Dec. 24-31. (904) 270-5680 Dec. 1: Free Pre-Leave Vehicle Inspection at the Auto Skills Center. Dec. 1-15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Before you head home on leave, stop by the Auto Skills Center for a vehicle inspection. Call ahead for an appointment. 270-5392 Dec. 1: 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 Dec. 2: Bingomania. 12:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $16,000 in prizes, drawings, prize wheel, dessert table & more! call and sign up; no tickets required. 5 pack Computers $99.00 All Paper Packs $30.00; No Coupons to be used on this day. 270-7204 Dec. 2: 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 Dec. 2: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 6: Magical Christmas: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Childrens games and crafts, Kids Performances and a Special Appearance by Santa. 270-5680 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: Ugly Sweater Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band EXIT. Get into the holiday spirit and bust out your ugliest holiday sweater. free food, prizes and more. 270-7205 Dec. 8: Army Navy Football Party. Free tailgating. Flag football behind the gym. 12:30 p.m. Mayport vs. Army. 1:30 p.m. NAS JAX vs. Army. Army vs. Navy College Football Game at 2:30 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. 2705451. Dec. 8: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Dec. 9: Kids Christmas Bingo. 12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $10 per person (includes bingo, hot dogs, soda, cook ies, and prize drawing). Special appearance by Santa. 270-7204 or 2705145 Dec. 11: Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Dec. 11: 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 Dec. 12: 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) Dec. 12: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the NAVSTA CPOA. For tickets, contact (904) 2705126 x3115. Dec. 19: 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 Dec. 13: Christmas Karaoke 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Lets celebrate the holiday season with karaoke with DJ Tom Turner. 270-7205 Dec. 14: Windy Harbor Balloon Sale & Open House. Stop by Windy Harbor Golf Club and choose a free balloon containing discounts at our pro shop from 5%-50%. Baked goods by Dawn Ferreria and beverages will be served. 2705380 Dec. 29: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 MWR 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012

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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 following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Nov. 29: Texas Holdem Tournament. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways. Nov. 30: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. Dec. 1: Free Pre-Leave Vehicle Inspection at the Auto Skills Center. Dec. 1-15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Before you head home on leave, stop by the Auto Skills Center for a vehicle inspection. Call ahead for an appointment. 270-5392 Dec. 1: 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 Dec. 1: USO PAL Day in St. Augustine. Enjoy all the attractions in St. Augustine. Van departs 8 a.m. FREE. Dec. 2: Bingomania. 12:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $16,000 in prizes, drawings, prize wheel, dessert table & more! call and sign up; no tickets required. 5 pack Computers $99.00 All Paper Packs $30.00; No Coupons to be used on this day. 270-7204 Dec. 2: 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 Dec. 2: Paintball. Van departs Liberty Center at 7:30 a.m. Cost $10 (includes paintballs, gear and transportation) Signup deadline Oct. 16. Dec. 3: Command Break-In. Look for us at the Galley for Lunch. Dec. 4: Christmas Shopping Trip. Van departs 4 p.m. FREE. Transportation Only. Dec. 5: 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 Dec. 6: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: 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 Dec. 7: Ugly Sweater Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring live band EXIT. Get into the holiday spirit and bust out your ugliest holiday sweater. free food, prizes and more. 270-7205 Dec. 8: Army Navy Football Party. Free tailgating. Flag football behind the gym. 12:30 p.m. Mayport vs. Army. 1:30 p.m. NAS JAX vs. Army. Army vs. Navy College Football Game at 2:30 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Dec. 8: ESPN College Gameday. Every Saturday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NCAA Football teams on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. 270-7205 Dec. 9: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets. Van departs 11 a.m. Cost $10. Dec. 10: 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. Dec. 11: Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Dec. 11: 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 Dec. 12: 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) Dec. 12: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the NAVSTA CPOA. For tickets, contact (904) 2705126 x3115. Dec. 12: Chess Club & Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Dec. 13: Trans Siberian Orchestra. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $40. Sign up deadline Dec. 10 Dec. 13: Christmas Karaoke. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Lets celebrate the holiday season with karaoke with DJ Tom Turner. 270-7205 LIBERTY KIDNov. 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. Dec. 1: Registration Opens for Jingle Bell Winter Camp. Open for children in Kindergarten through age 12. First Session: Dec. 17-21. Second Session: Dec. 24-31. (904) 270-5680 Dec. 2: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb ham burger or a hotdog with fries and a soda, All-YouCan Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored headpin bowling for prizes. Dec. 6: Magical Christmas: 6:308:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Childrens games and crafts, Kids Performances and a Special Appearance by Santa. 270-5680 Turkeys For Thanksgiving -Photo by Paige GnannDependent Barb Jakeway, Tina Dodd of NCIS, dependent Shannon Barber, and Juan Granja of CDS 40 hold up turkeys they won after participating in the annual Turkey Trot 5K MWR Fun Run and 3K Walk. MWRs next fun run will be the Jingle Bell 5K/10K Run on Dec. 11 starting at 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 29, 2012 13

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