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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com EOD Rescues Boaters, Little Dog TooThe Mirror editorIf you are going to have your 17-foot bass boat capsize in a vacant St. Johns River, strand ing a 60-something and two 70-somethings in the chilly river waters and a small Maltese dog trapped in an airpocket underneath the boat, then hav ing several Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs from Naval Station Mayport training nearby is the right way to do it. Thats what happened to boat owner Don Weita, 74, and his fishing buddies, Larry Haller, 67, Mancell Boyd, 75, and Boyds dog, Sassy last week near where the Trout and St. Johns rivers meet. The three men and Sassy ended up in the water after a wave tipped the boat and trap ping the dog. They would wait about 30 minutes in the 62-degree water, listening to Sassy bark before members of the Mayports Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 noticed things werent right. Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Jonah Toy said the group was performing boat ops training when he noticed movement in the water. At first he said he thought it was a wind surfer hed seen earlier in the day, but when he noticed arms waving then he knew that something wasnt right. When they pulled up to the capsized boat, they found the men clinging to it and Boyd not willing to be rescued without his dog. Mancell was adamant, said Toy. He would not leave with out Sassy. You could hear the dog barking, Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Zach Phillips. So Phillips headed into the water and with a little manue vering was able to grab the dog and bring her to the surface. By this time, the three men were in EODs boat beginning to warm up and tell their story. Phillips said that Boyd would only accept a jacket to wrap lit tle Sassy in. He got a little misty eyed [after Sassy was rescued], Phillips said. His wife had died -Photo by Jacob Sippel Cmdr. Michael Service, Naval Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Mayport officer in charge, and Nichol Lee, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Oakleaf Club President, far left, present the Camp family with a baby gift basket and certificate at BHC Mayport. Operations Specialist 1st Class Jameala Camp, husband Logistics Specialist 2nd Class James Camp and son Jordan welcomed newborn James Gavin Camp to the family Jan. 1, making James Gavin the first newborn of 2013 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Oakleaf Club Congratulates New Years Baby Family-Photo submittedExplosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Zach Phillips stands with Mancell Boyd and his dog, Sassy, after being rescued from the St. Johns River. New Rules For Fleet RIDE/PTSFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy will implement two new programming chang es within the Fleet RIDE-Perform to Serve (FR-PTS) sys tem that are designed to align the FR-PTS and Career Management System-Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) appli cation windows, helping Sailors with order negotiation, and improving system efficiency for career counselors, accord ing to a Navy message released Feb. 1. NAVADMIN 021/13 announces the automation of Special Circumstance FR-PTS Applications for Projected Rotation Date (PRD) for Sailors who will have less than 24 months of obligated service remaining at their PRD. Sailors who will have more than 24 months of obligated service remaining at their PRD do not require FR-PTS approval to negotiate orders. Beginning Feb. 4, FR-PTS will automatically generate a Special Circumstance Application 15 months prior to a Sailors PRD if they will have less than 24 months of obli gated service remaining at their PRD. This gives career counselors three months to submit the application. These Sailors will receive up to three looks in FR-PTS 12, 11, and 10 months prior to their PRD. Sailors who receive a special circumstance quota will be able reenlist for up to 6 years to cover any obligated service for their next set of orders. If a Sailor does not receive a quota, detailers will be able to make a determination sooner if the Sailor will remain at their current command or if orders will be issued in accor dance with sea shore flow. Under the old method, detailers would wait for FR-PTS determination. Some Sailors didnt get FR-PTS approval prior to their PRD placing them in the needs-of-the-Navy-window and creating additional work for career counselors who continued to work with their Sailors through the order negotiation and FR-PTS submis sion process. In addition, Sailors with less than 12 months of obligated service remaining were often left in place but orders were already generated to relieve the Sailor at PRD, creating a situation where two Sailors were filling one billet. This change aligns the FR-PTS with the CMS-ID window while preventing many Sailors from missing their opportunity to negotiate for orders during their prescribed orders negotiation window, benefiting both the Sailor and the Navy. In other cases, Sailors who didnt actually require a spe cial circumstance FR-PTS application were submitted in FR-PTS creating unnecessary competition for FR-PTS quo tas. The new special circumstance FR-PTS application will prevent Sailors from applying if they dont need a FR-PTS quota, which will improve opportunities for Sailors who do require a quota. Sailors who dont receive a special circumstance FR-PTS quota at their PRD are still required to submit a regular FR-PTS application during their next FR-PTS application window when they are 12 months from their end of active service. The second change covered in the NAVADMIN improves career counselor efficiency by eliminating monthly denial letters and generating a single final determination letter for Sailors. The denied final active letter has also been refor matted to include the Sailors entire FR-PTS end of active obligated service, as extended (SEAOS), application history to help authorizing officials in determining a Sailors eligi bly for involuntary separation benefits. Unless specifically changed by NAVADMIN 021/13, all other FR-PTS program policies remain in effect. Contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center, at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC/1-(866)-827-5672 or via e-mail at csc mailbox@navy.mil with questions concerning this policy update and new FR-PTS implementation procedures.See Sassy, Page 9 Mayport Gets Ready For Solid Curtain-Citadel ShieldFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport is going to try and make your commute as painless as possible, but base officials warn that an upcoming Fleet-wide exercise is going to have an impact on daily opera tions during the course of the drill. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are in the final stages of planning the Force Protection and AntiTerrorism (FP/AT) exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2013 to be conducted on naval bases and installations through out the continental United States Feb. 19-28, including NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville and NSB Kings Bay. These annual exercises are designed to enhance the train ing and readiness of Navy secu rity forces to respond to threats to installations and units. The two exercises, each with a distinct focus, occur simulta neously and will stress different areas of the Navys anti-terrorism program to enhance the train ing and readiness of naval secu rity force personnel to respond to real-world threats. This exercise gives us an opportunity to test things local at an installation, said Willie Gree, Naval Station Mayport Installation Training and Readiness Officer. There will be an increase in patrols on and around Navy installations as a result of this planned exercise. Exercise SC/ CS 2012 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base and station operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Arriving to work earlier than you normally would during the dates of the drill is a good idea, said Green. Check DeCA Web Site For HoursBy DeCA Public Affairs The Navy will conduct an anti-terrorism exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2013, Feb. 19-March 1, which could affect the operating hours of the Mayport commissary. To keep customers informed, the Mayport commissary will post its hours of operation during the exercise on its Local Store Information page on tahe DeCA website, www.commis saries.com. From Feb. 19 to March 1, customers who plan to shop are advised to follow this link to see if the commissary is open: www.commissaries.com/realign_maps/alpha_list.cfm. Upon locating the store by name and opening the store page, click Local Store Information from the menu on the left.

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, Let me start out with congratula tions to our new Civilian Employee and Supervisor of the Year, Percy Williams of Security and Pam Larsen of MWR, respectively. Both of these government employees work hard to bring the Finest Service to the Finest Fleet, and I am proud to have them on our team. Naval Station Mayport ushered in February with a cold breeze, which is great since we started a new PT routine at NAVSTA. (BZs to my CFLs and ACFLs for that!) This is a great time to get start ed on those New Years Resolutions that you still havent quite gotten around to like physical fitness and fiscal fitness. We signed a proclamation last week declaring Feb. 25-March 2 as Military Saves Week and FFSC is offering a lot of classes, workshops and activities focused on that subject. I highly rec ommend every Sailor, their spouses and dependents check out the Million Dollar Sailor Workshop being offered Feb. 26-27. With a little forethought and know-how, it is possible to gain that wealth and the workshop gives you the tools to do it. Along with Million Dollar, the financial management team has also put together a Thrift Savings Plan Workshop, Savings and Investment Class and Banking and Financial Services Class in February. Check out FFSC schedule in this edition of The Mirror for dates and times and call FFSC at 2706600 to register. One of the ways you can start being fiscally sound is not to waste your money on tax preparation when the Navy has several free tax services available to Sailors and qualifying retirees. Mayports Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax center opened Monday at 707A Everglades Ct in housing. Parking is available in the parking lot on the corner of Moale Ave. and Maine St. There are signs posted for VITA Parking. This is a free tax service available to all active duty, reserve personnel and their depen dents. VITA uses Military One South and H&R Block software. Retirees with an annual gross income less than $58,000 may use Tax Slayer or Free Tax USA for free. The weeks of Feb. 19-28 are going to be very busy here on base. We will be conducting our annual anti-terrorism/ force protection exercises Operation Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain. There will be impact to traffic on the base through out both weeks of the exercises, as well as ramped up security measures. Please remain flexible during these exercises and understand that it is a necessity for us to conduct these drills. Not only do we want to protect America from harm ful forces, but these exercises help us keep the thousands of service members and civilians who live and work on this base safe as well. You may have noticed a lot of work going at the north end of Mayports beach, beside the Jetties. NS Mayport is fortunate to be on the receiving end of a beach renourishment project sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers. Over the next several weeks, 300,000 yards of high quality sand will be distributed on the mile-long beach to repair damage caused by large storms raving the area of the past several years. Please heed safety warnings and stay out of the partitioned working areas. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSThis month Duval County Public Schools Guidance Department is facilitating financial aid training for all high school seniors. The BEACON program (Bringing Economic and Career Opportunities Nearer) which began 30 years ago in Duval is designed to provide high school seniors information about funding for postsecond ary education. Carolyn Stone then Supervisor of Guidance for Duval Schools and William Spiers Director of Financial Aid for Jacksonville University were concerned that too few seniors were applying for some type of postsec ondary education. They put their heads together, and they created the BEACON program. The program, which has changed very little since its inception, trains vol unteers to go into every Duval County Public School high school to teach seniors how to com plete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Seniors meet in small groups with the volunteers to learn that ficult to complete, funding from completing the FAFSA, and the students senior year that parents must com plete their taxes in a time ly manner. They also share infor mation on State of Florida scholarships, loans, and grants, includ ing the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This year over 100 volunteers received their training at the Community First Credit Unions main office on Friday, January 25th. John Hirabayashi, President and CEO of the credit union, was instrumental in providing space for the training and a continental breakfast to start the day. William Spiers who is now Chief Financial Officer of Tallahassee State College contin ues to support the pro gram. Each year he returns to Duval to facili tate the Financial Aid Night at Stanton College Preparatory School, and then the next morning is the chief trainer of the FAFSA. Volunteers complete the training by meeting with the coordinator of the BEACON program at the high school they have been assigned to. I also present at this meeting making sure the volun teers know just what to ask their school coordina tors: parking access and lunch information! This year I was assigned volunteer duties at Sandalwood and Englewood High Schools. Last week at Sandalwood I met with 117 seniors who were military depen dents of active duty or retired military parents. The coordinators at both schools allow me to meet with the military depen dents so that I can share financial aid materials specifically geared to their needs. So after I explain the ins and outs of the FAFSA, I take so time to provide them materials on Tuition Information for Military Dependents and Scholarship Information for Military Dependents. If you are interested in volunteering next year for this program or would like these materials sent to you via email, please contact me at Judith. cromartie@navy.mil. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing in Building One. BEACON Program At Area SchoolsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingBirds fly in what is known as a V forma tion. Why? The V for mation greatly boosts the efficiency and range of flying birds, particu larly over long migra tory routes. All the birds except the first fly in the up-wash from the wing tip vortices of the bird ahead. The up-wash assists each bird in sup porting its own weight in flight, in the same way a glider can climb or main tain height indefinitely in rising air. In a V forma tion of 25 members, each bird can achieve a reduc tion of induced drag by up to 65% and as a result increase their range by 71%. The birds flying at the tips and at the front are rotated in a timely cyclical fashion to spread flight fatigue equally among the flock mem bers. Like the essential ingredients of a gourmet dish, so are the characteristics of unity, togetherness connectedness, agree ment, accord, and har mony a necessity for mis sion accomplishment. No organization; no family, no ship, no command, no not even the church can truly thrive without them being at work within the hearts and minds of peo ple. Disunity sits at the opposite end of the aforementioned charac teristics. Interestingly, it was this relational menace that provoked a stern rebuke from early church leaders. Apostle Paul writes, For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12, ESV). The point of Pauls declaration is that there is one body and many members. Hence, together, that one body is the Body of Christ and is com posed of many mem bers (Gods Children). Each member is created in the image of God and after His likeness is inter connected. To drive this point home, Paul goes on to say, The eye can not say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispens able, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our un-presentable parts are treated with greater modesty (1 Corinthians 12:21-23, ESV). In short, we need one another. The small and great; the strong and the weak; the popular and the unpopular; the desired and the not desired. Consider Jesus first dis ciples. They were from various lifestyles; issues; shortcomings, and hangups included. Yet no matter what their chal lenge, Jesus told them to love one another. He knew if they were going to impact the world for the Kingdom of God, they were going to need to be in step with one another. So it is with us. It breaks the heart of God when His church walks in dis unity. Or to hear His cre ation say, I dont need to go to church (Body of Christ BOC) to serve God. Dont Jesus die for the BOC? My strength might be your weakness. Your strength might be my weakness. Together we counter balance each other. The blessing and benefits of this can be seen the observation of birds. If you are trying to do LIFE alone, you are out of order because that is not the way God ordained it to be....even the birds know that...SMILE. CHAPLAINSBirds Of A Feather Are Stronger TogetherChap Calvin Gardner Sr. Surface Force Ministry Center-Photo submittedJudy Cromartie, NS Mayport School Liaison Officer, meets with a group of military dependent seniors to assist with post-high school plans. CorrectionDue to an editing error, the Jan. 31, 2013 edi tion of The Mirror incorrectly identified new patrol cars for NS Mayport as Ford Impalas. The cars are Chevrolet Impalas. We regret any confu sion this may have caused.

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Ask KateGet Tips To Save On How To Save From Our Favorite Energy Coach!Yes, there is a real Kate. She is the Lead Home Energy Coach for WattzOn. Trained and cer tified many times over, she has been in hundreds of homes, coaching residents on their immediate sav ings opportunities. One of Kates shin ing qualities is that she doesnt sell, she earns trust through data analysis, hard facts and personal ization. Not surprisingly, every one saves energy after a visit from Kate even the greenest of homes! Our Ask Kate column brings her wisdom and charm to you. Dear Kate, My husband loves foot ball and wants to buy a new, larger TV. I think it will cost too much and use too much energy. What should we do? Signed, Stuck on the 50-yard Line Dear Stuck, Lets get you a touch down! Every year tech nology improves and TVs have really changed in the past 5 years. They use much less energy than before. To save energy get an LCD screen (not plas ma!), look for the Energy Star logo, and dont go crazy on size. But thanks to technolo gy improvements, there is no reason for you electric ity bill to rise with a new model. And some utilities have rebates for Energy Star models. Check your rebates at www.wattzon. com/rebates Goal! Signed, Kate For NS Mayport hous ing residents: Sign up for free home energy coach ing and digital usage reminders. Call 800-3145997 or email switch 4good@wattzon.com. You can also contact your local Balfour Beatty repre sentative.BBC Wants Your LocksFrom BBCBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport is host ing its second annual Locks of Love event on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ribault Bay Community Center. During last years event, Balfour Beatty collected more than 75 ponytails. which contributed to constructing almost eight hairpieces for underprivi leged children suffer ing from permanent hair loss. It typically takes 8-10 ponytails to make one prosthetic hairpiece. Locks of Love is a pub lic, non-profit organiza tion whose mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normal cy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to pro vide the highest quality hair prosthetics to finan cially disadvantaged chil dren. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need. Hair donations must be at least 10 inches long and cannot have been bleached (highlighted). Hair that has been col ored or permed can be used and dreadlocks, extensions, synthetic hair or wigs cannot be used. Those who donate will receive a trim and style from master stylists Renee Pendlay and Kristin Greco of Victorias Hair and Nails, a gift bag for par ticipation and be entered to win a gift basket filled with gift cards, health and beauty products and other surprises. The event will be held at the Ribault Bay Community Center locat ed at 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233. For more information about the event, please call Jessica at 904-3724702. Holiday Housing Winners-Photo by FC2 Bobby LeonardNS Mayport Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White, left, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, third from left, are joined by members of HSL-40 Airwolves in congratulating the Pilgrim Family for winning the holiday house lighting contest for Ribault Bay Community in off-base housing. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 Mayport Harbor Security Implements Use Of Molly Vest With Mustang Collar NPASENaval Station Mayport Harbor Security tested out their new Molly Vests via the University of North Florida pool Feb. 1 in order to prepare to train its Sailors on the new gear they are implementing. In case of an emer gency, NAVSTA Mayport Security said they want their watch standers to be ready and prepared for any scenario that could possibly arise. We need to test out any new gear that were going to issue to our watch standers before they issue it. We also need them to be comfortable with the new gear they are being issued, said Lt. Lawrence Morton, training instruc tor base security. The Molly Vests are equipped with a Mustang Collar or floatation device, ballistics protec tion, and room for weap ons and accessories. These new float coats are a modular system that will allow us to combine tasking for completely different environments. Instead of having three entirely different systems, now we have one that meets the needs off all of the areas we patrol, stat ed Lt. Morton. Once they become familiar with the Molly Vest system, NAVSTA Mayport security will conduct annual training for all of its watch stand ers in order to make sure they remain familiar with the equipment they are issued. Some of the Sailors out there standing watch, have never actually been in the water with their gear on, said Master-atArms 2nd Class Sigfredo Santiago. So they need to know that when and if they fall in the water, to stay calm and properly inflate their life vest, Santiago added. Once they get into a real life situation we want it to be second nature to them. Lt. Morton and Santiago tested out the Molly Vest in the pool and were very pleased with its perfor mance. The rest of their watch standers are scheduled to test the equipment in the near future so that every one is able to be as com fortable as possible while performing their duties. -Photos by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 )gives the signal to lift the stretcher from the water during search and res cue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. Chief Naval Aircrewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) secures Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull to a stretcher in the water during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. Chief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) pushes a stretcher through the water after securing Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyMaster-at-Arms 2nd Class Sigfredo Santiago tests out a new Molly Vest at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Mayport Security will use the vest as part of safety measures for Harbor Security patrols. HSM-40, Hu City Team Up For SAR Training

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 5 Search and rescue swimmers assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS HuCity (CG 66) conduct medical training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Search and rescue swimmers assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct medical training at the Aquatic Center. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and res cue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Chief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) simulates the rescue of Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center on the campus University of North Florida. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and res cue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 2nd Class (SW) Richard Brown secures Lt. j.g. Colleen Quinn to a stretcher during search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 2nd Class (SW) Richard Brown simulates the res cue of Lt. j.g. Colleen Quinn during search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida.

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Learn To Manage Your Money With FFSCFrom 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. Feb. 7, 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. Feb. 7, 10-11 a.m., Craft Hour (During Tottle Tyme Playgroup), USO Feb. 11-15, 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. Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 14, 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. Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m., Financial Leadership Seminar Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m., Thrift Savings Plan Workshop Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, Savings and Investment Class Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 21, 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. Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Banking and Financial Services Class Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. Feb. 25-March 1, 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. Feb. 26-27, 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor Workshop Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 Feb. 26, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 28, 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. Saturday, Feb. 9 An Eating and Growing Seasonable Workshop; a food demo/ sampling using seasonal produce and learn to grow warm season veg etables, at Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Ave. 32254, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10 with pre-registration and pre-payment being required. Please con tact Jeannie Crosby at 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the unde veloped barrier islands of northeast Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Feb. 16 Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play bocce ball? Join a ranger at 2 p.m. on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary and the program is free. Saturday, Feb. 23 Join a ranger at 2 p.m. as they re-enact a firstperson sales pitch for the Ribault Club in its hey day. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary and the program is free.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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HSTSG Completes COMPTUEXHarry S. Truman Strike Group Public AffairsHarry S. Truman Strike Group (HSTSG), underway since Jan. 14, completed its compos ite training unit exer cise (COMPTUEX) and returned to Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 3. COMPTUEX was a sce nario-based pre-deploy ment exercise assessed by Commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic (CSFTL). CSFTL ensured HSTSG can carry out a broad scope of missions efficiently and effectively when operating in the 5th fleet and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. This was a difficult scenario. We threw a lot of problems at the strike group and its ships to make sure this team per forms as a team and to acceptable combat stan dards, said Rear Adm. Scott Craig, CSFTL. I have all the confidence in the world that when HSTSG gets the call to deliver, the strike group can deliver and will do so with precision. HSTSG conducted sev eral scenario-based mis sions including maritime interdiction operations; electronic, air, surface and subsurface warfare; electronic, air, surface and subsurface defense; small boat and low slow flyer detection and deter rence; integrated air and surface warfare; combat flight operations; coun ter-unmanned air vehicle drills; straits transits; and replenishments-at-sea. The crew of Truman is absolutely ready for deployment, said Command Master Chief (SW/AW/IDW) Raymond D. Kemp, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). We have been tried, assessed, inspected and tested. No matter what enemy we are sent to engage, we are ready to engage, and we shall be victorious. According to Lt. j.g. Aubrey Page, navigator aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Sailors aboard Gettysburg are equally as ready for deployment. During COMPTUEX, Gettysburg Sailors honed skills in ships self defense, weapons, inte grated air defense, and flight operations. It is exciting to work with the [Harry S. Truman] strike group, said Page. Together, we bring the best of what navies all around the world offer to provide a maritime presence in a part of the world that needs us. Aboard Truman (CVN 75) are its crew, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron (1CDS). In addition to Gettysburg, USS Monterey (CG 61), guid ed-missile frigate USS Kaufmann (FFG 59), guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Barry (DDG 52), Canadian ships HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) and HMCS Preserver (AOR 510), and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) also participated. Gettysburg and Hamburg will join Truman for deployment.Fed Register Publishes Proposed Rules For Training, Testing AreasFrom Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public AffairsToday the Federal Register published the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pro posed rules for Navy activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) and HawaiiSouthern California Training and Testing (HSTT) areas. As required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the rules describe the proposed activities, the potential effects of those activities on marine mammals, as well as required marine mammal pro tective measures and monitor ing. The rules state NMFSs con clusion that with the protective measures in place, Navy activities will have a negligible impact on protected species and stocks. The public can provide com ments on the proposed rules through March 10. The Navy released the draft AFTT and HSTT environmen tal impact statements/over seas environmental impact statements (EIS/OEIS) on May 11, 2012, and accepted public comments on the documents through July 10, 2012. Since that time, as reflected in the pro posed rules, estimates of poten tial marine mammal injuries and mortalities have decreased for both AFTT and HSTT, and estimates of non-injurious behavioral effects (e.g., turning head, changing swim direction) have increased for AFTT but decreased for HSTT. These changes were made due to emerging training and test ing requirements, revisions to modeling associated with some activities, and the inclusion of a post-modeling assessment pro cess. Rigorous scientific analysis, and decades of similar train ing, indicate that Navy activities at sea will have no more than a negligible effect on marine species populations, said Rear Admiral Kevin Slates, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. These per mits and the Navys continu ing engagement with NMFS will enable us to carry out our national defense mission while also protecting the natural envi ronment. The final permits can only be issued if the proposed activities will have a negligible impact on protected species or stocks. The Navy will continue numer ous steps to minimize potential effects on marine mammals, including the use of NMFSapproved protective measures; participating in an ongoing adaptive management process with NMFS to consider new sci ence and evaluate the effective ness of protective measures; and implementing a comprehensive plan for marine mammal moni toring across training and testing areas. The proposed rules can be accessed at www.nmfs.noaa. gov/pr/permits/incidental. For additional information, visit the project websites at www.aftteis.com and www.hst teis.com. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 7

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NHJax, Branch Medical Home Port Teams Coordinate Patients CareBy Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public AffairsEach of the 57,000 patients with a primary care manager (PCM) at NH Jacksonville its hospital and five branch health clinics in Albany, Jacksonville, Key West, Kings Bay and Mayportbelongs to a pri mary care team as part of Medical Home Port. Medical Home Port is Navy Medicines approach to the nation wide medical home model of care. Medical Home Port places our patients in the center of a collaborative team of caregiversfrom doctors to nurses to case manag ersled by their primary care manager, said NH Jacksonville Director for Medical Services Cmdr. Troy Borema. Our patients and their Medical Home Port teams work together for a coordi nated, whole-person approach to health. This comprehensive approach is designed to meet the full range of patients health and well ness needs. Medical Home Port increases con tinuity of care and the use of preventive services, which can lead to better outcomes for people with chronic conditions. It also reduces emergency room visits and hospital izations because the care teams provide urgent caresomething that boosts both patient and staff satisfaction. My Medical Home Port team keeps me cur rent on my appointments, immunizations and blood checks that I need regularly, said Patricia Wampler, a family medi cine red team patient. Medical Home Port also offers a new way for patients and their care teams to connect via Medical Home Port Online secure email. Patients can email their care team directly for non-urgent issues, like requesting an appoint ment, lab results or medication refills. And patients can still call Central Appointments and After Hours Nurse Advice Line at (800) 5294677. To register and log onto Medical Home Port Online, patients can visit the commands website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax NH Jacksonvilles Medical Home Port is seeking health care indus try recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the gold standard in the patient-centered medical home model. The appli cation process includes a site visit to evaluate con tinuous adherence to multiple standards. Patientand familycentered care has always been at the core of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles delivery of health care whether at our hos pital or one of our branch health clinics, said Borema. Medical Home Port enhances this, offer ing increased coordina tion and access to the highest quality care for our patients. NH Jacksonvilles prior ity since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. To find out more, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax, like the Facebook page at www. facebook/navalhospital jacksonville, follow on Twitter at www.twitter. com/NHJax and view the YouTube channel at www. youtube.com/user/naval hospitaljax. Sign up for email updates at nhjaxcon nect@med.navy.mil. -Photo by Jacob SippelA Naval Hospital Jacksonville family medicine red team nurse, Claudine Chandler, shows a patient, Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Farrel Jennings, how to log onto Medical Home Port Online secure email. Patients can sign up for Medical Home Port Online at www.med.navy.mil/sites/navalhospitaljax and use it to communicate with their care team for non-urgent issues. and had gotten the dog to replace her. With everyone safe, EOD was able to slow ly tow the boat back to Arlington Lions Club Park. They guys were able to right the boat and get it back on Weitas trailer. The men were checked out by local EMTs and given a good bill of health, none the worse for wear for their experience.From Page 1SASSY THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 9

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4th Fleet Sailors Earn EID Warfare Pin4th Fleet Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Commander U.S. 10th Fleet, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rodgers, pre sented the first group of Sailors from U.S. 4th Fleet with the Enlisted Information Dominance Specialty Warfare (EIDWS) at the com mands headquarters here Jan. 30, 2012. Rodgers presented the pin to four Sailors who completed the personal qualification program in information intensive fields. No matter what rate, designator, or rank some one is, there is always an opportunity to continue learning and these ship mates earning this pin is a great example of that Rodgers said. The warfare pin iden tifies professionals who possess extensive skills to develop and deliver dom inant information capa bilities in support of U.S. Navy, joint and nation war fighting requirements. Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, Commander U.S. Fourth Fleet spoke about the importance of Cyberspace its impor tance to the 4th Fleet mis sion. Cyberspace has become a critical war fighting domain. These Sailors have earned their Information Dominance Warfare designator pin have not only reached an important career mile stone, they also accom plished something essen tial to our mission in 4th Fleet, in the Navy, and in our nation. Said Harris. The Sailors earning their pins include Chief Intelligence Specialist Dawnetta Wilson, Intelligence Specialist 1st Class James Biles, Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Sabrina Hunter, and Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Phillip Brody. Brody was not only one of the first Sailors at 4th Fleet to earn the IDC pin;,he was also the first reservist to do so as well. It was an amazing experience learning about the different components of the information com munity. Earning this pin will allow me to bring everything that I have learned while on active duty back to my reserve unit to provide train ing and ensuring so that we are a better prepared reserve force. Brody said. Captain Francis Molinari, Director of Fleet Intelligence and Senior Information Dominance Control Officer for Fourth Fleet commended the awardees. He said, We are very excited about the estab lishment of the EIDWS certification program, as it represents yet another milestone in the matura tion of overall IDC capac ity and capability here at 4th Fleet. We are blessed with a terrific team!-Photo by MC1 Sean AllenVice Adm. Michael S. Rodgers, Commander U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet pins the Information Dominance Warfare device on Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Phillip Brody, as Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, Commander U.S. Fourth Fleet looks on. Brody was among the first group of Sailors at 4th Fleet to earn the IDC Warfare. Brody was pinned during a ceremony at 4th Fleet Headquarters Jan. 30. SOUTHCOM Visits NS Mayport-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris greets Commander, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), Gen. John M. Kelly upon arriving here Jan. 31, 2012 during a scheduled visit to SOUTHCOMs component commanders. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Expands Operational Logistical Reach To Panama NAS Fleet Logistics Center Jack sonvilleNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville has increased its operational logistical engagement within the U.S. FOURTH Fleet (FOURTHFLT) area of operations (AOR) with the first successful delivery of the Subsistence Prime Vendor (PV) contract in Panama. On Jan. 22, Supreme Foodservice completed the delivery to USS Gary (FFG 51) as she was berthed in Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama. The PV delivery was the culmination of two years of dedicated effort and expertise by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville, FOURTHFLT, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support. Furthermore, the suc cessful completion of this PV delivery makes NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville unique in that FLC Jacksonville person ally manages the func tion remotely from Naval Station Mayport for ships that pull in to both Pacific and Caribbean ports of Panama. Units operating in the FOURTHFLT AOR should see immediate and enduring benefits from this PV contract as it will provide menu and price stability. After a two long years of hard work, we couldnt be happier about the suc cess execution of the PV delivery model into the SOUTHCOM AOR. Most importantly, I was very pleased to hear USS GARY report their satisfaction with the quality of the products and the familiar brands delivered, said NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head. The NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville team is dedicated to pro viding premier logistics support to our custom ers, and we are energized when we have the oppor tunity to expand our level of support to the Fleet, said Head. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville, one of seven fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides opera tional logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other Joint and Allied Forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods move ment support, postal and consolidated mail, ware housing, global logistics and husbanding, haz ardous material management, and integrated logistics support. NAVSUP GLS compris es more than 5,700 mili tary and civilian logistics professionals, contrac tors and foreign nation als operating as a single cohesive team provid ing an array of integrated global logistics and con tracting services from 110 locations worldwide to Navy and Joint operation al units across all warfare enterprises. A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., NAVSUP GLS is part of a worldwide logistics net work of more than 22,500 military and civilians pro viding combat capability through logistics. Photo by MC3 David SmartGuided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) transits San Diego Bay. Verify Personal AwardsNAVADMIN 016/13 outlines the steps Sailors should take to verify their awards are accurately reflected in the Navy Department Awards Web Service (NDAWS) and their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). All personal awards, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and higher, should be showing in a service members record. For more information read NAVADMIN 016/13 at www.npc.navy.mil. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 11

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Feb. 8: 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 Feb. 11-13: Pre-Season Softball Tournament. Sign up by Feb. 4. 2705451 Feb. 12: Mardi Gras 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring DJ entertainment. Free food, Mardi Gras trivia, prizes and more. 270-7205 Feb. 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the SERMC. For tickets, con tact (904) 270-5431. Feb. 14: Bingo Valentines Special. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. There will be double pay outs on all warm-ups, $150 payouts on all hard cards, free desserts and dauber, plus, when you bring your significant other, they will receive a free paper pack. 270-7204 Feb. 18: Presidents Day Holiday Bowling Special 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowl ing, shoes, one item off Fast Lanes Grilles menu and a soda for only $15 (non-food option $12; a la carte option also avail able). 270-5377 Feb. 19: Mens Captains Cup Softball Begins League ends Apr. 18. 270-5451 Feb. 22: Chocolate Fest 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 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 month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Feb. 7: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. Feb. 8: 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 Feb. 9: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5. Sign up deadline Feb. 7 Feb. 11-13: Pre-Season Softball Tournament Sign up by Feb. 4. 2705451 Feb. 12: Kick Mardi Gras 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Feb. 12: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring DJ entertain ment. Free food, Mardi Gras trivia, prizes and more. 270-7205 Feb. 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the SERMC. For tickets, con tact (904) 270-5431. Feb. 15: Dinner & a Movie in San Marco. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Transportation Only. LIBERTY CPO Chili Showdown-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyMaster Chief Master-at-Arms Carlos Henriquez, Ann Cochrane, wife of CO Capt. Douglas Cochrane, and MWR representative Sandra Barrett judge the 3rd Annual CPO Club Superbowl Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at the Focsle Lounge. This years winning chili recipe was created by retired Chief Angie Thacker. Second place was awarded to Senior Chief Electronics Technician Greg Davis. Feb 14: Youth Drama Club Presents Charlie Browns Valentine. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680 Feb. 15: Freedom FridayCupid Shuffle. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Feb. 16: Teen Lock In 7 p.m.7 a.m. at the Teen Center. Enjoy a bon fire, smores, hot dogs, games, ice cream break fast and more. Permission slip required; cost is $15 advanced sign-up and $20 day of, space permitting. 246-0347 Feb. 23: Teen Bowling Trip. Depart Teen Center at 7 p.m.; return 10 p.m. Permission slip required. 246-0347 KID 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core 5:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Intro to Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 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 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire com mand to the next level, oceanfront! This com mand class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, muscular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accom modate 200+ person nel, weather permitting. Hooyah Mayport! 11:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training Incorporate this inno vative training device invented by a Navy Seal into your workout regi men. The TRX is a suspension training system, used in confined space as well as small group work outs. Build functional and pillar strength. Mold your CORE into concrete! Class size limited to 25. Class is held at Mayport Sandbox behind Surfside Fitness Center. Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 2:30-4:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Wednesday 7 a.m., NOFFS 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; weather permit ting. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Sandbox 2:30-4:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp HIT At the Sandbox Monday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., HIT Skill Review Tuesday 7:30 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., Intro to HIT 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Wednesday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., Intro to HIT Saturday 9:30 a.m., HIT 10:30 a.m. Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: 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 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 7 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Kicking Off Mayport Sports-Photo by Paige GnannKick off the 2013 Sports Season with MWR Lunchtime Captains Cup Kickball. Games are 30 minutes long and scheduled for 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Monday thru Thursday. Get your team together now. For more infor mation contact Rita at 904-270-5451. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 13

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NMCRS Ups Availability For Quick Assist LoansFromNMCRSSailors and Marines serving on active duty can apply for a Quick Assist Loan (QAL) for up to $500 at all 51 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Full Service Offices located on Navy and Marine corps instal lations worldwide. Most QALs can be processed on a walk-in basis in about 15 minutes. Active duty Marines and Sailors must apply in person. QALs are short-term, interest-free loans avail able to service members facing a family emergen cy or other urgent finan cial situation. QALs are available to Sailors and Marines who: loans with NMCRS living expenses or family emergencies This program is our best defense against questionable pay day lenders who create a cycle of debt with tripledigit interest and shortterm repayments that adversely impact our ser vice members and their families said MajGen Carl Jensen, USMC (Ret), Executive Vice President, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Last year, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provided more than 43,000 QALs to active duty Sailors and Marines. For more information visit www.nmcs.org/QAL or contact the nearest NMCRS office. Professional Bull Riders (PBR)-Ticket Drawing Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division will celebrate 20 years of bull riding at the Veterans Memorial Arena and your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is holding a drawing for three family four packs of tickets. The drawing is open to active duty only and entries are limited to ONE entry per dual ser vice family. To enter the drawing, please email drawing@usojax.com with PBR as the subject line, your name, email address, command, and phone number. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8. MLS Soccer Match Coming To Jacksonville On Feb. 15, the Philadelphia Union will face another MLS team, to be announced in the near future, at Everbank Field starting at 7:30 p.m. Use the link and password listed below and $2 for every ticket will be donat ed back to your local Jacksonville USO office. Come out and support this great event and our local Military Men and Women. There will also be a FREE youth clinic at 5:30 p.m before the game. PASSWORD USOJAX http://www.ticketmas ter.com/event/2200498A A0DC6031?did=uso COMPASS: A Course For Navy Life Upcoming Course For Navy Spouses COMPASS is a 12-hour Team mentoring program developed by spouses for spouses. Come make new friends as you learn about the Navy lifestyle and gain knowledge and skills to successfully meet the challenges ahead. COMPASS is FREE and open to ALL Navy spous es! For more information and to register for the upcoming February session, please visit: http:// www.gocompass.org/ jacksonville.html 2013 Players Championship Birdies For Charity Campaign The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased once again to be participating in the 2013 Players Championship Birdies for Charity Campaign held in May in conjunction with The Players Championship. For more information visit www.birdiesforchar ity.playerschampionship. com to participate and become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 2nd Annual Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off Do you think you make the best chili around? Would you like a chance to prove it? The 2nd annual Jax Area USO Chili Cook off will be held Feb. 23 from 12:00-5:00pm at the Fleet Reserve on Collins Road. For more information and registra tion, visit www.jaxuso chilicookoff.com. Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race How about a day filled with epic obstacles and live bands? Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race on Feb. 16 has got you covered! Heres how it works: Sign up for the race and youll get a chance to run our 3.1mile course filled with 25 obstacles designed to push you to your limits! While youre waiting for your turn on the course, youll get to hang out with thousands of other maniacs in the festival area where you can ride mechanical bulls, play muddy tug-o-war, pre tend to be a kid in our adult bounce houses, or just hang out and listen to the bands while enjoy ing plenty of food and beverages. Not only that, but each runner gets a high-quality t-shirt with registration! Courses fea tures 25 obstacles; youll climb over walls up to 20 feet high, slide down a 100 foot water slide, jump over fire, crawl through tunnels of mud and face a host of other challenges all while running through a combination of forests, fields, motocross tracks and ski slopes! Each wave of runners is limited to 250 maniacs to avoid overcrowding. In short, Rugged Maniac strikes the perfect balance between fun and physicality with a day-long party and our award-winning course. Military and student dis counts are available. For more information, along with the full 2013 event schedule, go to www.rug gedmaniac.com. Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Program The Military Spouse Business Alliance pre sented by Capital One is bringing you a one-ofa-kind Hiring Fair and Career Forum on Feb. 21 for spouses of active duty, guard, reserves and retired veteran popula tion. Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Members of Guard and Reserve Components are also welcome. All are encouraged to attend. See attached flyer for more information. For regis tration questions, please contact us at hiringourhe roes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807. Relay For Life-NS Mayport Join Relay For Life and NS Mayport in fighting cancer. NS Mayport will host its first Relay For Life on April 13-14 with the opening ceremo ny beginning at noon. The theme this year is Seek and Destroy. This event is open to family, friends, coworkers, and those wishing to join the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ MayportFL. The Players Military Job Fair-May 5 In partnership with Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, The Players will welcome active duty, reservists, retired military, veterans, and military spouses to TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, May 5 to participate in its second annual job fair. Information on local educational institutions with veterans programs, career counseling, and resume writing assistance will also be provided. The job fair at The Players will take place in The Turn hospitality venue. Companies interested in participating may contact Bill Hickley at bill.hick ley@incepture.com Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their tran sition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deploy ment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com EOD Rescues Boaters, Little Dog TooThe Mirror editorIf you are going to have your 17-foot bass boat capsize in a vacant St. Johns River, strand ing a 60-something and two 70-somethings in the chilly river waters and a small Maltese dog trapped in an airpocket underneath the boat, then hav ing several Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs from Naval Station Mayport training nearby is the right way to do it. Thats what happened to boat owner Don Weita, 74, and his fishing buddies, Larry Haller, 67, Mancell Boyd, 75, and Boyds dog, Sassy last week near where the Trout and St. Johns rivers meet. The three men and Sassy ended up in the water after a wave tipped the boat and trap ping the dog. They would wait about 30 minutes in the 62-degree water, listening to Sassy bark before members of the Mayports Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 noticed things werent right. Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Jonah Toy said the group was performing boat ops training when he noticed movement in the water. At first he said he thought it was a wind surfer hed seen earlier in the day, but when he noticed arms waving then he knew that something wasnt right. When they pulled up to the capsized boat, they found the men clinging to it and Boyd not willing to be rescued without his dog. Mancell was adamant, said Toy. He would not leave with out Sassy. You could hear the dog barking, Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Zach Phillips. So Phillips headed into the water and with a little manue vering was able to grab the dog and bring her to the surface. By this time, the three men were in EODs boat beginning to warm up and tell their story. Phillips said that Boyd would only accept a jacket to wrap little Sassy in. He got a little misty eyed [after Sassy was rescued], Phillips said. His wife had died -Photo by Jacob Sippel Cmdr. Michael Service, Naval Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Mayport officer in charge, and Nichol Lee, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Oakleaf Club President, far left, present the Camp family with a baby gift basket and certificate at BHC Mayport. Operations Specialist 1st Class Jameala Camp, husband Logistics Specialist 2nd Class James Camp and son Jordan welcomed newborn James Gavin Camp to the family Jan. 1, making James Gavin the first newborn of 2013 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Oakleaf Club Congratulates New Years Baby Family-Photo submittedExplosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Zach Phillips stands with Mancell Boyd and his dog, Sassy, after being rescued from the St. Johns River. New Rules For Fleet RIDE/PTSFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy will implement two new programming changes within the Fleet RIDE-Perform to Serve (FR-PTS) sys tem that are designed to align the FR-PTS and Career Management System-Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) application windows, helping Sailors with order negotiation, and improving system efficiency for career counselors, according to a Navy message released Feb. 1. NAVADMIN 021/13 announces the automation of Special Circumstance FR-PTS Applications for Projected Rotation Date (PRD) for Sailors who will have less than 24 months of obligated service remaining at their PRD. Sailors who will have more than 24 months of obligated service remaining at their PRD do not require FR-PTS approval to negotiate orders. Beginning Feb. 4, FR-PTS will automatically generate a Special Circumstance Application 15 months prior to a Sailors PRD if they will have less than 24 months of obli gated service remaining at their PRD. This gives career counselors three months to submit the application. These Sailors will receive up to three looks in FR-PTS 12, 11, and 10 months prior to their PRD. Sailors who receive a special circumstance quota will be able reenlist for up to 6 years to cover any obligated service for their next set of orders. If a Sailor does not receive a quota, detailers will be able to make a determination sooner if the Sailor will remain at their current command or if orders will be issued in accordance with sea shore flow. Under the old method, detailers would wait for FR-PTS determination. Some Sailors didnt get FR-PTS approval prior to their PRD placing them in the needs-of-the-Navy-window and creating additional work for career counselors who continued to work with their Sailors through the order negotiation and FR-PTS submission process. In addition, Sailors with less than 12 months of obligated service remaining were often left in place but orders were already generated to relieve the Sailor at PRD, creating a situation where two Sailors were filling one billet. This change aligns the FR-PTS with the CMS-ID window while preventing many Sailors from missing their opportunity to negotiate for orders during their prescribed orders negotiation window, benefiting both the Sailor and the Navy. In other cases, Sailors who didnt actually require a special circumstance FR-PTS application were submitted in FR-PTS creating unnecessary competition for FR-PTS quotas. The new special circumstance FR-PTS application will prevent Sailors from applying if they dont need a FR-PTS quota, which will improve opportunities for Sailors who do require a quota. Sailors who dont receive a special circumstance FR-PTS quota at their PRD are still required to submit a regular FR-PTS application during their next FR-PTS application window when they are 12 months from their end of active service. The second change covered in the NAVADMIN improves career counselor efficiency by eliminating monthly denial letters and generating a single final determination letter for Sailors. The denied final active letter has also been reformatted to include the Sailors entire FR-PTS end of active obligated service, as extended (SEAOS), application history to help authorizing officials in determining a Sailors eligibly for involuntary separation benefits. Unless specifically changed by NAVADMIN 021/13, all other FR-PTS program policies remain in effect. Contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center, at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC/1-(866)-827-5672 or via e-mail at csc mailbox@navy.mil with questions concerning this policy update and new FR-PTS implementation procedures.See Sassy, Page 9 Mayport Gets Ready For Solid Curtain-Citadel ShieldFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport is going to try and make your commute as painless as possible, but base officials warn that an upcoming Fleet-wide exercise is going to have an impact on daily opera tions during the course of the drill. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are in the final stages of planning the Force Protection and AntiTerrorism (FP/AT) exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2013 to be conducted on naval bases and installations through out the continental United States Feb. 19-28, including NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville and NSB Kings Bay. These annual exercises are designed to enhance the train ing and readiness of Navy secu rity forces to respond to threats to installations and units. The two exercises, each with a distinct focus, occur simulta neously and will stress different areas of the Navys anti-terrorism program to enhance the train ing and readiness of naval secu rity force personnel to respond to real-world threats. This exercise gives us an opportunity to test things local at an installation, said Willie Gree, Naval Station Mayport Installation Training and Readiness Officer. There will be an increase in patrols on and around Navy installations as a result of this planned exercise. Exercise SC/ CS 2012 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base and station operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Arriving to work earlier than you normally would during the dates of the drill is a good idea, said Green. Check DeCA Web Site For HoursBy DeCA Public Affairs The Navy will conduct an anti-terrorism exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2013, Feb. 19-March 1, which could affect the operating hours of the Mayport commissary. To keep customers informed, the Mayport commissary will post its hours of operation during the exercise on its Local Store Information page on tahe DeCA website, www.commissaries.com. From Feb. 19 to March 1, customers who plan to shop are advised to follow this link to see if the commissary is open: www.commissaries.com/realign_maps/alpha_list.cfm. Upon locating the store by name and opening the store page, click Local Store Information from the menu on the left.

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, Let me start out with congratula tions to our new Civilian Employee and Supervisor of the Year, Percy Williams of Security and Pam Larsen of MWR, respectively. Both of these government employees work hard to bring the Finest Service to the Finest Fleet, and I am proud to have them on our team. Naval Station Mayport ushered in February with a cold breeze, which is great since we started a new PT routine at NAVSTA. (BZs to my CFLs and ACFLs for that!) This is a great time to get started on those New Years Resolutions that you still havent quite gotten around to like physical fitness and fiscal fitness. We signed a proclamation last week declaring Feb. 25-March 2 as Military Saves Week and FFSC is offering a lot of classes, workshops and activities focused on that subject. I highly rec ommend every Sailor, their spouses and dependents check out the Million Dollar Sailor Workshop being offered Feb. 26-27. With a little forethought and know-how, it is possible to gain that wealth and the workshop gives you the tools to do it. Along with Million Dollar, the financial management team has also put together a Thrift Savings Plan Workshop, Savings and Investment Class and Banking and Financial Services Class in February. Check out FFSC schedule in this edition of The Mirror for dates and times and call FFSC at 2706600 to register. One of the ways you can start being fiscally sound is not to waste your money on tax preparation when the Navy has several free tax services available to Sailors and qualifying retirees. Mayports Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax center opened Monday at 707A Everglades Ct in housing. Parking is available in the parking lot on the corner of Moale Ave. and Maine St. There are signs posted for VITA Parking. This is a free tax service available to all active duty, reserve personnel and their dependents. VITA uses Military One South and H&R Block software. Retirees with an annual gross income less than $58,000 may use Tax Slayer or Free Tax USA for free. The weeks of Feb. 19-28 are going to be very busy here on base. We will be conducting our annual anti-terrorism/ force protection exercises Operation Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain. There will be impact to traffic on the base throughout both weeks of the exercises, as well as ramped up security measures. Please remain flexible during these exercises and understand that it is a necessity for us to conduct these drills. Not only do we want to protect America from harmful forces, but these exercises help us keep the thousands of service members and civilians who live and work on this base safe as well. You may have noticed a lot of work going at the north end of Mayports beach, beside the Jetties. NS Mayport is fortunate to be on the receiving end of a beach renourishment project sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers. Over the next several weeks, 300,000 yards of high quality sand will be distributed on the mile-long beach to repair damage caused by large storms raving the area of the past several years. Please heed safety warnings and stay out of the partitioned working areas. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSThis month Duval County Public Schools Guidance Department is facilitating financial aid training for all high school seniors. The BEACON program (Bringing Economic and Career Opportunities Nearer) which began 30 years ago in Duval is designed to provide high school seniors information about funding for postsecond ary education. Carolyn Stone then Supervisor of Guidance for Duval Schools and William Spiers Director of Financial Aid for Jacksonville University were concerned that too few seniors were applying for some type of postsec ondary education. They put their heads together, and they created the BEACON program. The program, which has changed very little since its inception, trains vol unteers to go into every Duval County Public School high school to teach seniors how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Seniors meet in small groups with the volunteers to learn that ficult to complete, funding from completing the FAFSA, and the students senior year that parents must com plete their taxes in a timely manner. They also share infor mation on State of Florida scholarships, loans, and grants, includ ing the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This year over 100 volunteers received their training at the Community First Credit Unions main office on Friday, January 25th. John Hirabayashi, President and CEO of the credit union, was instrumental in providing space for the training and a continental breakfast to start the day. William Spiers who is now Chief Financial Officer of Tallahassee State College contin ues to support the pro gram. Each year he returns to Duval to facili tate the Financial Aid Night at Stanton College Preparatory School, and then the next morning is the chief trainer of the FAFSA. Volunteers complete the training by meeting with the coordinator of the BEACON program at the high school they have been assigned to. I also present at this meeting making sure the volun teers know just what to ask their school coordinators: parking access and lunch information! This year I was assigned volunteer duties at Sandalwood and Englewood High Schools. Last week at Sandalwood I met with 117 seniors who were military dependents of active duty or retired military parents. The coordinators at both schools allow me to meet with the military depen dents so that I can share financial aid materials specifically geared to their needs. So after I explain the ins and outs of the FAFSA, I take so time to provide them materials on Tuition Information for Military Dependents and Scholarship Information for Military Dependents. If you are interested in volunteering next year for this program or would like these materials sent to you via email, please contact me at Judith. cromartie@navy.mil. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting in Building One. BEACON Program At Area SchoolsJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingBirds fly in what is known as a V forma tion. Why? The V for mation greatly boosts the efficiency and range of flying birds, particu larly over long migra tory routes. All the birds except the first fly in the up-wash from the wing tip vortices of the bird ahead. The up-wash assists each bird in sup porting its own weight in flight, in the same way a glider can climb or maintain height indefinitely in rising air. In a V forma tion of 25 members, each bird can achieve a reduction of induced drag by up to 65% and as a result increase their range by 71%. The birds flying at the tips and at the front are rotated in a timely cyclical fashion to spread flight fatigue equally among the flock mem bers. Like the essential ingredients of a gourmet dish, so are the characteristics of unity, togetherness connectedness, agree ment, accord, and har mony a necessity for mission accomplishment. No organization; no family, no ship, no command, no not even the church can truly thrive without them being at work within the hearts and minds of peo ple. Disunity sits at the opposite end of the aforementioned charac teristics. Interestingly, it was this relational menace that provoked a stern rebuke from early church leaders. Apostle Paul writes, For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12, ESV). The point of Pauls declaration is that there is one body and many members. Hence, together, that one body is the Body of Christ and is com posed of many mem bers (Gods Children). Each member is created in the image of God and after His likeness is inter connected. To drive this point home, Paul goes on to say, The eye can not say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispens able, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our un-presentable parts are treated with greater modesty (1 Corinthians 12:21-23, ESV). In short, we need one another. The small and great; the strong and the weak; the popular and the unpopular; the desired and the not desired. Consider Jesus first dis ciples. They were from various lifestyles; issues; shortcomings, and hangups included. Yet no matter what their chal lenge, Jesus told them to love one another. He knew if they were going to impact the world for the Kingdom of God, they were going to need to be in step with one another. So it is with us. It breaks the heart of God when His church walks in dis unity. Or to hear His creation say, I dont need to go to church (Body of Christ BOC) to serve God. Dont Jesus die for the BOC? My strength might be your weakness. Your strength might be my weakness. Together we counter balance each other. The blessing and benefits of this can be seen the observation of birds. If you are trying to do LIFE alone, you are out of order because that is not the way God ordained it to be....even the birds know that...SMILE. CHAPLAINSBirds Of A Feather Are Stronger TogetherChap Calvin Gardner Sr. Surface Force Ministry Center-Photo submittedJudy Cromartie, NS Mayport School Liaison Officer, meets with a group of military dependent seniors to assist with post-high school plans. CorrectionDue to an editing error, the Jan. 31, 2013 edi tion of The Mirror incorrectly identified new patrol cars for NS Mayport as Ford Impalas. The cars are Chevrolet Impalas. We regret any confusion this may have caused.

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Ask KateGet Tips To Save On How To Save From Our Favorite Energy Coach!Yes, there is a real Kate. She is the Lead Home Energy Coach for WattzOn. Trained and certified many times over, she has been in hundreds of homes, coaching residents on their immediate sav ings opportunities. One of Kates shin ing qualities is that she doesnt sell, she earns trust through data analysis, hard facts and personal ization. Not surprisingly, every one saves energy after a visit from Kate even the greenest of homes! Our Ask Kate column brings her wisdom and charm to you. Dear Kate, My husband loves foot ball and wants to buy a new, larger TV. I think it will cost too much and use too much energy. What should we do? Signed, Stuck on the 50-yard Line Dear Stuck, Lets get you a touch down! Every year tech nology improves and TVs have really changed in the past 5 years. They use much less energy than before. To save energy get an LCD screen (not plas ma!), look for the Energy Star logo, and dont go crazy on size. But thanks to technology improvements, there is no reason for you electricity bill to rise with a new model. And some utilities have rebates for Energy Star models. Check your rebates at www.wattzon. com/rebates. Goal! Signed, Kate For NS Mayport hous ing residents: Sign up for free home energy coach ing and digital usage reminders. Call 800-3145997 or email switch 4good@wattzon.com. You can also contact your local Balfour Beatty representative.BBC Wants Your LocksFrom BBCBalfour Beatty Communities at Naval Station Mayport is host ing its second annual Locks of Love event on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ribault Bay Community Center. During last years event, Balfour Beatty collected more than 75 ponytails. which contributed to constructing almost eight hairpieces for underprivi leged children suffer ing from permanent hair loss. It typically takes 8-10 ponytails to make one prosthetic hairpiece. Locks of Love is a pub lic, non-profit organiza tion whose mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normal cy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to pro vide the highest quality hair prosthetics to finan cially disadvantaged chil dren. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need. Hair donations must be at least 10 inches long and cannot have been bleached (highlighted). Hair that has been col ored or permed can be used and dreadlocks, extensions, synthetic hair or wigs cannot be used. Those who donate will receive a trim and style from master stylists Renee Pendlay and Kristin Greco of Victorias Hair and Nails, a gift bag for par ticipation and be entered to win a gift basket filled with gift cards, health and beauty products and other surprises. The event will be held at the Ribault Bay Community Center locat ed at 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233. For more information about the event, please call Jessica at 904-3724702. Holiday Housing Winners-Photo by FC2 Bobby LeonardNS Mayport Command Master Chief, CMDCM Bob White, left, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, third from left, are joined by members of HSL-40 Airwolves in congratulating the Pilgrim Family for winning the holiday house lighting contest for Ribault Bay Community in off-base housing. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 Mayport Harbor Security Implements Use Of Molly Vest With Mustang Collar NPASENaval Station Mayport Harbor Security tested out their new Molly Vests via the University of North Florida pool Feb. 1 in order to prepare to train its Sailors on the new gear they are implementing. In case of an emer gency, NAVSTA Mayport Security said they want their watch standers to be ready and prepared for any scenario that could possibly arise. We need to test out any new gear that were going to issue to our watch standers before they issue it. We also need them to be comfortable with the new gear they are being issued, said Lt. Lawrence Morton, training instruc tor base security. The Molly Vests are equipped with a Mustang Collar or floatation device, ballistics protec tion, and room for weap ons and accessories. These new float coats are a modular system that will allow us to combine tasking for completely different environments. Instead of having three entirely different systems, now we have one that meets the needs off all of the areas we patrol, stat ed Lt. Morton. Once they become familiar with the Molly Vest system, NAVSTA Mayport security will conduct annual training for all of its watch stand ers in order to make sure they remain familiar with the equipment they are issued. Some of the Sailors out there standing watch, have never actually been in the water with their gear on, said Master-atArms 2nd Class Sigfredo Santiago. So they need to know that when and if they fall in the water, to stay calm and properly inflate their life vest, Santiago added. Once they get into a real life situation we want it to be second nature to them. Lt. Morton and Santiago tested out the Molly Vest in the pool and were very pleased with its perfor mance. The rest of their watch standers are scheduled to test the equipment in the near future so that every one is able to be as com fortable as possible while performing their duties. -Photos by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyChief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 )gives the signal to lift the stretcher from the water during search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. Chief Naval Aircrewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) secures Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull to a stretcher in the water during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. Chief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) pushes a stretcher through the water after securing Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center at University of North Florida. -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyMaster-at-Arms 2nd Class Sigfredo Santiago tests out a new Molly Vest at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Mayport Security will use the vest as part of safety measures for Harbor Security patrols. HSM-40, Hu City Team Up For SAR Training

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 5 Search and rescue swimmers assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS HuCity (CG 66) conduct medical training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Search and rescue swimmers assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct medical training at the Aquatic Center. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Chief Naval Air Crewman Mark Compton assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (HSM-40 ) simulates the rescue of Air Crewman 3rd Class Joseph Turnbull during search and rescue training at the Aquatic Center on the campus University of North Florida. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 2nd Class (SW) Richard Brown secures Lt. j.g. Colleen Quinn to a stretcher during search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 2nd Class (SW) Richard Brown simulates the rescue of Lt. j.g. Colleen Quinn during search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida. Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct search and rescue swimmer training at the Aquatic Center on the campus of University of North Florida.

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Learn To Manage Your Money With FFSCFrom 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. Feb. 7, 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. Feb. 7, 10-11 a.m., Craft Hour (During Tottle Tyme Playgroup), USO Feb. 11-15, 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. Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO Feb. 12, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 14, 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. Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m., Financial Leadership Seminar Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m., Thrift Savings Plan Workshop Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, Savings and Investment Class Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 21, 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. Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Banking and Financial Services Class Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. Feb. 25-March 1, 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. Feb. 26-27, 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor Workshop Building 1 Room 104 Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 Feb. 26, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 Feb. 28, 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. Saturday, Feb. 9 An Eating and Growing Seasonable Workshop; a food demo/ sampling using seasonal produce and learn to grow warm season veg etables, at Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Ave. 32254, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10 with pre-registration and pre-payment being required. Please con tact Jeannie Crosby at 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Feb. 16 Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play bocce ball? Join a ranger at 2 p.m. on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary and the program is free. Saturday, Feb. 23 Join a ranger at 2 p.m. as they re-enact a firstperson sales pitch for the Ribault Club in its hey day. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are nec essary and the program is free.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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HSTSG Completes COMPTUEXHarry S. Truman Strike Group Public AffairsHarry S. Truman Strike Group (HSTSG), underway since Jan. 14, completed its compos ite training unit exer cise (COMPTUEX) and returned to Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 3. COMPTUEX was a sce nario-based pre-deploy ment exercise assessed by Commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic (CSFTL). CSFTL ensured HSTSG can carry out a broad scope of missions efficiently and effectively when operating in the 5th fleet and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. This was a difficult scenario. We threw a lot of problems at the strike group and its ships to make sure this team per forms as a team and to acceptable combat stan dards, said Rear Adm. Scott Craig, CSFTL. I have all the confidence in the world that when HSTSG gets the call to deliver, the strike group can deliver and will do so with precision. HSTSG conducted sev eral scenario-based mis sions including maritime interdiction operations; electronic, air, surface and subsurface warfare; electronic, air, surface and subsurface defense; small boat and low slow flyer detection and deter rence; integrated air and surface warfare; combat flight operations; coun ter-unmanned air vehicle drills; straits transits; and replenishments-at-sea. The crew of Truman is absolutely ready for deployment, said Command Master Chief (SW/AW/IDW) Raymond D. Kemp, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). We have been tried, assessed, inspected and tested. No matter what enemy we are sent to engage, we are ready to engage, and we shall be victorious. According to Lt. j.g. Aubrey Page, navigator aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Sailors aboard Gettysburg are equally as ready for deployment. During COMPTUEX, Gettysburg Sailors honed skills in ships self defense, weapons, inte grated air defense, and flight operations. It is exciting to work with the [Harry S. Truman] strike group, said Page. Together, we bring the best of what navies all around the world offer to provide a maritime presence in a part of the world that needs us. Aboard Truman (CVN 75) are its crew, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron (1CDS). In addition to Gettysburg, USS Monterey (CG 61), guid ed-missile frigate USS Kaufmann (FFG 59), guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Barry (DDG 52), Canadian ships HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) and HMCS Preserver (AOR 510), and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) also participated. Gettysburg and Hamburg will join Truman for deployment.Fed Register Publishes Proposed Rules For Training, Testing AreasFrom Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public AffairsToday the Federal Register published the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pro posed rules for Navy activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) and HawaiiSouthern California Training and Testing (HSTT) areas. As required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the rules describe the proposed activities, the potential effects of those activities on marine mammals, as well as required marine mammal pro tective measures and monitor ing. The rules state NMFSs conclusion that with the protective measures in place, Navy activities will have a negligible impact on protected species and stocks. The public can provide com ments on the proposed rules through March 10. The Navy released the draft AFTT and HSTT environmen tal impact statements/over seas environmental impact statements (EIS/OEIS) on May 11, 2012, and accepted public comments on the documents through July 10, 2012. Since that time, as reflected in the pro posed rules, estimates of potential marine mammal injuries and mortalities have decreased for both AFTT and HSTT, and estimates of non-injurious behavioral effects (e.g., turning head, changing swim direction) have increased for AFTT but decreased for HSTT. These changes were made due to emerging training and test ing requirements, revisions to modeling associated with some activities, and the inclusion of a post-modeling assessment pro cess. Rigorous scientific analysis, and decades of similar train ing, indicate that Navy activities at sea will have no more than a negligible effect on marine species populations, said Rear Admiral Kevin Slates, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. These per mits and the Navys continu ing engagement with NMFS will enable us to carry out our national defense mission while also protecting the natural environment. The final permits can only be issued if the proposed activities will have a negligible impact on protected species or stocks. The Navy will continue numer ous steps to minimize potential effects on marine mammals, including the use of NMFSapproved protective measures; participating in an ongoing adaptive management process with NMFS to consider new science and evaluate the effectiveness of protective measures; and implementing a comprehensive plan for marine mammal moni toring across training and testing areas. The proposed rules can be accessed at www.nmfs.noaa. gov/pr/permits/incidental. For additional information, visit the project websites at www.aftteis.com and www.hst teis.com. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 7

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NHJax, Branch Medical Home Port Teams Coordinate Patients CareBy Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public AffairsEach of the 57,000 patients with a primary care manager (PCM) at NH Jacksonville its hospital and five branch health clinics in Albany, Jacksonville, Key West, Kings Bay and Mayportbelongs to a primary care team as part of Medical Home Port. Medical Home Port is Navy Medicines approach to the nation wide medical home model of care. Medical Home Port places our patients in the center of a collaborative team of caregiversfrom doctors to nurses to case manag ersled by their primary care manager, said NH Jacksonville Director for Medical Services Cmdr. Troy Borema. Our patients and their Medical Home Port teams work together for a coordi nated, whole-person approach to health. This comprehensive approach is designed to meet the full range of patients health and well ness needs. Medical Home Port increases continuity of care and the use of preventive services, which can lead to better outcomes for people with chronic conditions. It also reduces emergency room visits and hospital izations because the care teams provide urgent caresomething that boosts both patient and staff satisfaction. My Medical Home Port team keeps me cur rent on my appointments, immunizations and blood checks that I need regularly, said Patricia Wampler, a family medi cine red team patient. Medical Home Port also offers a new way for patients and their care teams to connect via Medical Home Port Online secure email. Patients can email their care team directly for non-urgent issues, like requesting an appoint ment, lab results or medication refills. And patients can still call Central Appointments and After Hours Nurse Advice Line at (800) 5294677. To register and log onto Medical Home Port Online, patients can visit the commands website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax. NH Jacksonvilles Medical Home Port is seeking health care industry recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the gold standard in the patient-centered medical home model. The appli cation process includes a site visit to evaluate con tinuous adherence to multiple standards. Patientand familycentered care has always been at the core of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles delivery of health care whether at our hos pital or one of our branch health clinics, said Borema. Medical Home Port enhances this, offer ing increased coordina tion and access to the highest quality care for our patients. NH Jacksonvilles prior ity since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. To find out more, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax, like the Facebook page at www. facebook/navalhospital jacksonville, follow on Twitter at www.twitter. com/NHJax and view the YouTube channel at www. youtube.com/user/naval hospitaljax. Sign up for email updates at nhjaxcon nect@med.navy.mil. -Photo by Jacob SippelA Naval Hospital Jacksonville family medicine red team nurse, Claudine Chandler, shows a patient, Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Farrel Jennings, how to log onto Medical Home Port Online secure email. Patients can sign up for Medical Home Port Online at www.med.navy.mil/sites/navalhospitaljax and use it to communicate with their care team for non-urgent issues. and had gotten the dog to replace her. With everyone safe, EOD was able to slow ly tow the boat back to Arlington Lions Club Park. They guys were able to right the boat and get it back on Weitas trailer. The men were checked out by local EMTs and given a good bill of health, none the worse for wear for their experience.From Page 1SASSY THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 9

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4th Fleet Sailors Earn EID Warfare Pin4th Fleet Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Commander U.S. 10th Fleet, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rodgers, pre sented the first group of Sailors from U.S. 4th Fleet with the Enlisted Information Dominance Specialty Warfare (EIDWS) at the com mands headquarters here Jan. 30, 2012. Rodgers presented the pin to four Sailors who completed the personal qualification program in information intensive fields. No matter what rate, designator, or rank some one is, there is always an opportunity to continue learning and these ship mates earning this pin is a great example of that Rodgers said. The warfare pin iden tifies professionals who possess extensive skills to develop and deliver dominant information capa bilities in support of U.S. Navy, joint and nation war fighting requirements. Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, Commander U.S. Fourth Fleet spoke about the importance of Cyberspace its impor tance to the 4th Fleet mis sion. Cyberspace has become a critical war fighting domain. These Sailors have earned their Information Dominance Warfare designator pin have not only reached an important career mile stone, they also accom plished something essen tial to our mission in 4th Fleet, in the Navy, and in our nation. Said Harris. The Sailors earning their pins include Chief Intelligence Specialist Dawnetta Wilson, Intelligence Specialist 1st Class James Biles, Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Sabrina Hunter, and Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Phillip Brody. Brody was not only one of the first Sailors at 4th Fleet to earn the IDC pin;,he was also the first reservist to do so as well. It was an amazing experience learning about the different components of the information com munity. Earning this pin will allow me to bring everything that I have learned while on active duty back to my reserve unit to provide train ing and ensuring so that we are a better prepared reserve force. Brody said. Captain Francis Molinari, Director of Fleet Intelligence and Senior Information Dominance Control Officer for Fourth Fleet commended the awardees. He said, We are very excited about the estab lishment of the EIDWS certification program, as it represents yet another milestone in the matura tion of overall IDC capacity and capability here at 4th Fleet. We are blessed with a terrific team!-Photo by MC1 Sean AllenVice Adm. Michael S. Rodgers, Commander U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet pins the Information Dominance Warfare device on Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Phillip Brody, as Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, Commander U.S. Fourth Fleet looks on. Brody was among the first group of Sailors at 4th Fleet to earn the IDC Warfare. Brody was pinned during a ceremony at 4th Fleet Headquarters Jan. 30. SOUTHCOM Visits NS Mayport-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris greets Commander, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), Gen. John M. Kelly upon arriving here Jan. 31, 2012 during a scheduled visit to SOUTHCOMs component commanders. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Expands Operational Logistical Reach To Panama NAS Fleet Logistics Center JacksonvilleNAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville has increased its operational logistical engagement within the U.S. FOURTH Fleet (FOURTHFLT) area of operations (AOR) with the first successful delivery of the Subsistence Prime Vendor (PV) contract in Panama. On Jan. 22, Supreme Foodservice completed the delivery to USS Gary (FFG 51) as she was berthed in Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama. The PV delivery was the culmination of two years of dedicated effort and expertise by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville, FOURTHFLT, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support. Furthermore, the suc cessful completion of this PV delivery makes NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville unique in that FLC Jacksonville person ally manages the func tion remotely from Naval Station Mayport for ships that pull in to both Pacific and Caribbean ports of Panama. Units operating in the FOURTHFLT AOR should see immediate and enduring benefits from this PV contract as it will provide menu and price stability. After a two long years of hard work, we couldnt be happier about the success execution of the PV delivery model into the SOUTHCOM AOR. Most importantly, I was very pleased to hear USS GARY report their satisfaction with the quality of the products and the familiar brands delivered, said NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Head. The NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville team is dedicated to pro viding premier logistics support to our custom ers, and we are energized when we have the opportunity to expand our level of support to the Fleet, said Head. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville, one of seven fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides opera tional logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other Joint and Allied Forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods move ment support, postal and consolidated mail, ware housing, global logistics and husbanding, haz ardous material management, and integrated logistics support. NAVSUP GLS compris es more than 5,700 mili tary and civilian logistics professionals, contrac tors and foreign nation als operating as a single cohesive team provid ing an array of integrated global logistics and con tracting services from 110 locations worldwide to Navy and Joint operational units across all warfare enterprises. A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., NAVSUP GLS is part of a worldwide logistics net work of more than 22,500 military and civilians providing combat capability through logistics. Photo by MC3 David SmartGuided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) transits San Diego Bay. Verify Personal AwardsNAVADMIN 016/13 outlines the steps Sailors should take to verify their awards are accurately reflected in the Navy Department Awards Web Service (NDAWS) and their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). All personal awards, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and higher, should be showing in a service members record. For more information read NAVADMIN 016/13 at www.npc.navy.mil. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 11

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Feb. 8: 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 Feb. 11-13: Pre-Season Softball Tournament. Sign up by Feb. 4. 2705451 Feb. 12: Mardi Gras 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring DJ entertainment. Free food, Mardi Gras trivia, prizes and more. 270-7205 Feb. 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the SERMC. For tickets, con tact (904) 270-5431. Feb. 14: Bingo Valentines Special. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. There will be double payouts on all warm-ups, $150 payouts on all hard cards, free desserts and dauber, plus, when you bring your significant other, they will receive a free paper pack. 270-7204 Feb. 18: Presidents Day Holiday Bowling Special 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 2 hours of extreme bowl ing, shoes, one item off Fast Lanes Grilles menu and a soda for only $15 (non-food option $12; a la carte option also available). 270-5377 Feb. 19: Mens Captains Cup Softball Begins. League ends Apr. 18. 270-5451 Feb. 22: Chocolate Fest 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 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 month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Feb. 7: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. Feb. 8: 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 Feb. 9: Cosmic Ice Skating. Van departs 1 p.m. Cost $5. Sign up deadline Feb. 7 Feb. 11-13: Pre-Season Softball Tournament Sign up by Feb. 4. 2705451 Feb. 12: Kick Mardi Gras 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. Feb. 12: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring DJ entertain ment. Free food, Mardi Gras trivia, prizes and more. 270-7205 Feb. 13: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limit ed tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the SERMC. For tickets, con tact (904) 270-5431. Feb. 15: Dinner & a Movie in San Marco. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Transportation Only. LIBERTY CPO Chili Showdown-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyMaster Chief Master-at-Arms Carlos Henriquez, Ann Cochrane, wife of CO Capt. Douglas Cochrane, and MWR representative Sandra Barrett judge the 3rd Annual CPO Club Superbowl Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at the Focsle Lounge. This years winning chili recipe was created by retired Chief Angie Thacker. Second place was awarded to Senior Chief Electronics Technician Greg Davis. Feb 14: Youth Drama Club Presents Charlie Browns Valentine. 4:15 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680 Feb. 15: Freedom FridayCupid Shuffle. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Feb. 16: Teen Lock In 7 p.m.7 a.m. at the Teen Center. Enjoy a bonfire, smores, hot dogs, games, ice cream break fast and more. Permission slip required; cost is $15 advanced sign-up and $20 day of, space permitting. 246-0347 Feb. 23: Teen Bowling Trip. Depart Teen Center at 7 p.m.; return 10 p.m. Permission slip required. 246-0347 KID 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Naval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core 5:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Intro to Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 12:30 p.m., Flex N Stretch 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 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire com mand to the next level, oceanfront! This com mand class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, muscular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accom modate 200+ person nel, weather permitting. Hooyah Mayport! 11:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training Incorporate this inno vative training device invented by a Navy Seal into your workout regi men. The TRX is a suspension training system, used in confined space as well as small group work outs. Build functional and pillar strength. Mold your CORE into concrete! Class size limited to 25. Class is held at Mayport Sandbox behind Surfside Fitness Center. Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 2:30-4:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Wednesday 7 a.m., NOFFS 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; weather permit ting. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Sandbox 2:30-4:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp HIT At the Sandbox Monday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., HIT Skill Review Tuesday 7:30 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., Intro to HIT 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Wednesday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7 a.m., HIT 8 a.m., HIT Skill Review 11 a.m., HIT 12 p.m., Intro to HIT Saturday 9:30 a.m., HIT 10:30 a.m. Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as follows: 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 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 7 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 11:30 a.m., HIT for Women 3 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Kicking Off Mayport Sports-Photo by Paige GnannKick off the 2013 Sports Season with MWR Lunchtime Captains Cup Kickball. Games are 30 minutes long and scheduled for 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Monday thru Thursday. Get your team together now. For more information contact Rita at 904-270-5451. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013 13

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NMCRS Ups Availability For Quick Assist LoansFromNMCRSSailors and Marines serving on active duty can apply for a Quick Assist Loan (QAL) for up to $500 at all 51 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Full Service Offices located on Navy and Marine corps instal lations worldwide. Most QALs can be processed on a walk-in basis in about 15 minutes. Active duty Marines and Sailors must apply in person. QALs are short-term, interest-free loans avail able to service members facing a family emergen cy or other urgent finan cial situation. QALs are available to Sailors and Marines who: loans with NMCRS living expenses or family emergencies This program is our best defense against questionable pay day lenders who create a cycle of debt with tripledigit interest and shortterm repayments that adversely impact our ser vice members and their families said MajGen Carl Jensen, USMC (Ret), Executive Vice President, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Last year, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provided more than 43,000 QALs to active duty Sailors and Marines. For more information visit www.nmcs.org/QAL or contact the nearest NMCRS office. Professional Bull Riders (PBR)-Ticket Drawing Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division will celebrate 20 years of bull riding at the Veterans Memorial Arena and your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is holding a drawing for three family four packs of tickets. The drawing is open to active duty only and entries are limited to ONE entry per dual ser vice family. To enter the drawing, please email drawing@usojax.com with PBR as the subject line, your name, email address, command, and phone number. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8. MLS Soccer Match Coming To Jacksonville On Feb. 15, the Philadelphia Union will face another MLS team, to be announced in the near future, at Everbank Field starting at 7:30 p.m. Use the link and password listed below and $2 for every ticket will be donated back to your local Jacksonville USO office. Come out and support this great event and our local Military Men and Women. There will also be a FREE youth clinic at 5:30 p.m before the game. PASSWORD USOJAX http://www.ticketmas ter.com/event/2200498A A0DC6031?did=uso COMPASS: A Course For Navy Life Upcoming Course For Navy Spouses COMPASS is a 12-hour Team mentoring program developed by spouses for spouses. Come make new friends as you learn about the Navy lifestyle and gain knowledge and skills to successfully meet the challenges ahead. COMPASS is FREE and open to ALL Navy spous es! For more information and to register for the upcoming February session, please visit: http:// www.gocompass.org/ jacksonville.html 2013 Players Championship Birdies For Charity Campaign The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased once again to be participating in the 2013 Players Championship Birdies for Charity Campaign held in May in conjunction with The Players Championship. For more information visit www.birdiesforchar ity.playerschampionship. com to participate and become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 2nd Annual Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off Do you think you make the best chili around? Would you like a chance to prove it? The 2nd annual Jax Area USO Chili Cook off will be held Feb. 23 from 12:00-5:00pm at the Fleet Reserve on Collins Road. For more information and registra tion, visit www.jaxuso chilicookoff.com. Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race How about a day filled with epic obstacles and live bands? Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race on Feb. 16 has got you covered! Heres how it works: Sign up for the race and youll get a chance to run our 3.1mile course filled with 25 obstacles designed to push you to your limits! While youre waiting for your turn on the course, youll get to hang out with thousands of other maniacs in the festival area where you can ride mechanical bulls, play muddy tug-o-war, pre tend to be a kid in our adult bounce houses, or just hang out and listen to the bands while enjoy ing plenty of food and beverages. Not only that, but each runner gets a high-quality t-shirt with registration! Courses fea tures 25 obstacles; youll climb over walls up to 20 feet high, slide down a 100 foot water slide, jump over fire, crawl through tunnels of mud and face a host of other challenges all while running through a combination of forests, fields, motocross tracks and ski slopes! Each wave of runners is limited to 250 maniacs to avoid overcrowding. In short, Rugged Maniac strikes the perfect balance between fun and physicality with a day-long party and our award-winning course. Military and student dis counts are available. For more information, along with the full 2013 event schedule, go to www.rug gedmaniac.com. Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Program The Military Spouse Business Alliance pre sented by Capital One is bringing you a one-ofa-kind Hiring Fair and Career Forum on Feb. 21 for spouses of active duty, guard, reserves and retired veteran popula tion. Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Members of Guard and Reserve Components are also welcome. All are encouraged to attend. See attached flyer for more information. For regis tration questions, please contact us at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807. Relay For Life-NS Mayport Join Relay For Life and NS Mayport in fighting cancer. NS Mayport will host its first Relay For Life on April 13-14 with the opening ceremo ny beginning at noon. The theme this year is Seek and Destroy. This event is open to family, friends, coworkers, and those wishing to join the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ MayportFL. The Players Military Job Fair-May 5 In partnership with Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, The Players will welcome active duty, reservists, retired military, veterans, and military spouses to TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, May 5 to participate in its second annual job fair. Information on local educational institutions with veterans programs, career counseling, and resume writing assistance will also be provided. The job fair at The Players will take place in The Turn hospitality venue. Companies interested in participating may contact Bill Hickley at bill.hick ley@incepture.com Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their transition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet i ngs, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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