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MWR Expo Is For You!From MWRThe 9th annual MWR Expo and Travel Show will be held on March 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ocean Breeze Conference and Catering Center. This free, yearly event features all the latest information from regional travel destinations including resorts, hotels and theme parks, along with MWR Mayport programs and services. In addition to travel and recreation informa tion booths, the Expo will also have popular base services on hand such as FFSC, Navy College, NEX, Commissary, Navy Lodge, The Mirror and Navy Federal Credit Union. Event participants will enjoy free food and bev erage samples from over 15 vendors as they visit the various information booths. Giveaway items, to include hotel stays, theme park tickets, rec reation equipment, gift cards and baskets, will be available to those attend ing. Mayport JAG Best In NavyFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Staff Advocate Lt. Jesse Adams is the best at what he does, according to the Judge Advocate General and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. Adams was recent ly selected as 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year for his work at NS Mayport. To put this into per spective... Lt. Adams is effectively considered to be the best Staff Judge Advocate serv ing the 66 shore instal lations throughout the Navy, said RLSO SE Commanding Officer, Capt. Richard Giroux when he announced Adams selecion. While serving as Staff Judge Advocate, Adams has processed more than 80 military justice cases, 45 administrative sepa rations, 10 search and seizure authorizations, five punitive letters of reprimand, 74 demar ment orders, 18 mili tary protection orders, along with 150 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests and a host of commercial sponsorship agreements and fundraising reques tions, five congressional inquries and 20 com mand investigations. He has also served as summary court-martial officer in six cases and legal advisor for admin istrative separations boards, a deposition offier and a recorder for an administrative separation board. Adams also proac tively spotted and revised two erroneous provi sions in the Housing Referral Operations Supplemental Guide, brining it in line with federal and state law. according to the award. He also identified an issue in the Navy Family Advocacy Programs Incident Determination Committee process, pro posing a solution with Navy-wide impact, according to the award. Lt. Adams has con sistently displayed an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and exper tise in a myriad of sub ject matters, said NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane. He has a pleasant and professional demeanr while working directly for the installa tion commanding offi cer. His being awarded the Command Services Attorney of the Year reflects the dual chains of command confidence and pride in his work. -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Staff Advocate Lt. Jesse Adams, middle, stands with Region Legal Service Office Southeast Executive Officer, Cmdr. Robert Monahan, left, and NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, after receiving a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his selection as a 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year for his work at NS Mayport during an awards ceremony at NS Mayport Chapel. Furloughs Can Begin April 26American Forces Press ServiceUnless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the departments comptroller said March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning pro cess with a Pentagon audi ence. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government that has to notify Congress when it wants to impose furloughs. Officials did that Feb. 20. There is a 45-day waiting period after we submit that notification before furloughs can start, Hale said. The department asked commands to identify civilians who would be except ed from furloughs. That information is back in the Pentagon, Hale said, and officials are reviewing the recommendations. Their goal is to complete that review by March 15, he added. After notifying Congress, the department began legally required bargaining with unions. About a dozen unions have national con sultation rights, Hale said, and local commanders are in the process of notifying several local unions. The unions, in this case, dont have the right to bargain not to do the furloughs, he said. They do have the right to bargain how they are implemented. If Congress does not act on sequestration, later this month the department will send letters to the except ed employees and propose furloughs for the rest, Hale said. There is a seven-day period for people to reply to their letters, followed by a 30-day waiting period. At the end of that period, we can send decisions of furloughs, and those fur loughs can start, he said. When the formal notice is sent, civilian employees have the right to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Weve never done this, Hale said, and I hope we never do. ... Its not quite clear what this appeal right will be, but the appeal right is there. If Congress does not act, civilian employees will be furloughed without pay for 22 days one day a week through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. For affect ed civilian employees, this amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay from the beginning of furloughs through the end of the fiscal year. NMCRS Fund Drive Kicks Off-Photo by Paige GnannCommand Master Chiefs and Senior Chiefs from Naval Station Mayport and its tenant commands hold up fundraising envelopes with Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Director Bill Kennedy. The NMCRS funddrive is officially underway. Each year, NMCRS provides approximately $900,000 loans and relief to the Sailors and families of Naval Station Mayport, as well as retirees in the community. Base Chapel Sponsors Easter Celebration For FamiliesFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Chapel is inviting Mayport families to enjoy a day of food, games and Easter celebration on March 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapel grounds on Massey Avenue. The Easter Bunny will be hop ping in to visit with children and take photos. There will also be a Moonwalk, crafts, games and free food available at the event. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children ages infant through 10 years old starting at 2 p.m. This years event will take the place of MWRs Easter Eggstravaganza which was can celled. The Chapel is also holst ing a Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. for its Catholic Congregation and 7 a.m. sunrise Mass at Sea Gull Pavilion, next to the CPO Club. A Protestant Sunrise Service is planned for 7 a.m. behind Ocean Breeze. Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 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 It is a great time to be a Naval Station Mayport Sailor and I can prove it. Take a moment today to head over to the 9th annual MWR Expo and Travel Show at Ocean Breeze Conference and Catering Center and youll be introduced to doz ens of company and service reps cater ing to us. This is a great opportunity for Sailors and their families to get the latest information from regional travel destina tions including resorts, hotels and theme parks, along with MWR Mayport pro grams and services. Popular base ser vices such as FFSC, Navy College, NEX, Commissary, Navy Lodge, The Mirror and Navy Federal Credit Union will be on hand at the Expo. There will be free food and beverage samples and receive giveaway items including hotel stays, theme park tickets, recreation equipment, gift cards and baskets. The event runs from from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A big Bravo Zulu goes out to Naval Station Mayports Staff Judge Advocate, Lt. Jesse Adams, for winning Command Services Attorney of the Year. This means that he is the best Staff Judge Advocate serving the 66 shore installations throughout the Navy. I concur whole heartedly. Lt. Adams is a great asset to Naval Station Mayport and am proud to have him on my team. Good job! Naval Station Mayport said goodbye to an old friend Friday with the decom missioning of USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood was been stationed here in Mayport since its commissioning in 1983 and played key roles in several histori cally significant events, including search and recovery efforts after the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. And Bravo Zulu to the officers and crew of Underwood for going out in style dur ing the ceremony it was announced that the ship had once again earned a Battle E for Battle Effectiveness for 2012. The Battle E is awarded to the ships in the fleet that consistently per form in a highly effective manner for the given calendar year. Way to go! The true power of the Fighting Devil is in the 200 plus crew members on board, not the 4,000 tons of steel. The things you have learned being a part of such a fine crew are a great asset to this Navy and I am glad you can carry on the leg acy of Underwood to your next com mands. Next week, will be wishing the same Fair Winds and Following Seas to USS Klakring (FFG 42) as it is decommis sioned. Tomorrow is the E5 exam and I wish all of the Third Class Petty Officers the best of luck. I appreciate all of the hard work you do each and every day here at Naval Station Mayport. It is our Sailors that make our Navy the finest in the world and here at Mayport we deliver the Finest Service to the Finest Fleet. Also, good luck to those Second Class Petty Officers who took the E6 exam last week. I hope you were successful in your quest for rank advancement. Come out this Saturday and help keep our Jetties clean during the 18th annu al St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to collect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 630-3420 or visit www.coj.net (key words: St Johns River Celebration) or contact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Scott Dombrosky at 270-6781. Our weather is turning warm. This means mosquitos and sunshine. Please take care of yourselves with sunscreen and bug spray. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@ navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSHomeschooling is an educational option which military families are choosing more and more frequently. Since a typical military family moves every two to four years, homeschooling can provide a continuity in education and eliminate the stress of leaving one school district and mov ing to another. The goal for the home schooling parent is to identify how and when their child learns best and to adapt the teaching style to the child. Finding that special curriculum which works best for the child can sometimes be challenging. Also the costs associated with homeschooling may vary depending on the method and/or curriculum select ed by the family. Listed below are few examples of the most popular types of homeschooling programs available to families: Internet Homeschooling: Online curriculum programs, public and private dis tance learning, and homeschooling support academies are avail able via the internet. Depending upon the program or tutors, expert advice and resources may be found to assist the par ent with homeschooling their children. Montessori Method: The Montessori Method emphasizes error-less learning in which chil dren learn at their own pace to develop their full potential. The Montessori homeschooling curriculum emphasizes beauty and avoids things that are confusing or clut tered. Learning material is kept well-organized and ready to use. Although Montessori materi als are available for high school students, most homeschoolers use the Montessori Method for younger children. School-at-Home: Most families follow the schoolat-home approach which comes with textbooks, study schedules, grades, and record keeping. Also School-at-Home is the style most often portrayed in the media because it is so easy to understand and can be accompanied by a photo of the chil dren studying around the kitchen table. In addi tion to being the most expensive method, it also requires much more work on the part of the par ent in following a study schedule and maintaining records. Recently, many states have enacted legislation requiring public school access for homeschool ers. Related services such as speech and language, physical therapy, or assis tance in traditional aca demic areas such as math and reading may be available in Florida. Parents should check with the individual district. If you are not sure about which type of cur riculum to select for your child, consider attending the H.E.R.I. Curriculum Convention June 28, 29. This will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Hours are from 9 a.m.6 p.m. on June 28 and from 9 a.m. p.m. on the June 29. At this time convention planning is still in initial stages. But you can check out 2013 information and 2012 convention information on their website at www. herijax.com. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One. More Military Families Choose To HomeschoolJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingRobert Fulghum boldly declared, All that I really needed to know I learned in Kindergarten! Whether you prescribe to that premise or not, there is a timeless truth that these earliest les sons help to shape us. While deployed aboard USS Halyburton, I had the opportunity to read for a kindergarten class at Porter Ridge Elementary School in Indian Trail, North Carolina. The experience of reading the familiar lines of Dr. Seuss books each week become woven into my weekly sched ule. Other Halyburton Sailors also participated in the United Through Reading program. Founded in 1989, the United through Reading program allows deployed Sailors to record them selves reading books to their children, relatives, or school to watch. In Mayport, the United Through Reading pro gram is available for deploying ships through a partnership with the USO and COMNAVSURFLANT Ministry Center. I first became involved with the United Through Reading program or UTR while serving at the Navy Support Facility in Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean Territory. While many Sailors read to their children, one of our nurses would read to an elementary school that she had volunteered at. The idea of reading for a kindergarten class was very intriguing for me and really helped demon strate the flexibility of the UTR program. I believe that reading is a corner stone of learning and any opportunity to engage children with reading is truly special. It is important that vol unteers coordinate with local schools to gauge the school or organizations interest before beginning. Porter Ridge Elementary Principal Lisa Taylor and Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Robbins were open to allowing her class to participate in the UTR program. Wimberly Kneisler, National Program Manager, Navy East, reflected on how Sailors can stay connected with their families and rela tives while deployed. For those without chil dren of their own, UTR offers an opportunity to become active in the community by reading to local classrooms, said Kneisler. Service members who participate in United Through Reading stay connected to their fami lies during deployment in a unique way. Recording stories on DVD, for fami lies or classrooms to play over and over, enables service members to maintain family ties from a dis -Chap Tom Bingol Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSConnecting With Children One Book At A Timetance, said Kneisler. Kneisler added that by participating in the pro gram, Sailors are remain ing an integral part of a childs life. Youre fostering a love of reading, enriching imagination, and staying connected to your chil dren, said Kneisler. For me, traveling to Porter Ridge Elementary School after deployment was very rewarding. That first face-to-face encoun ter with the children that I had been reading to over deployment was a bit of a surprise. And because my nephew only knows me as Uncle Tom, that became the name that the other 19 students in the class adopted! We spent about an hour answering questions and showing pictures of distant ports. Of course, there was a certain sense of irony as my wife and I arrived on the school campus after completing a six-month anti-piracy deployment, to see a large sign in front of the school that read, PORTER RIDGE ELEMENTARY HOME OF THE PIRATES! For more information about UTR, contact the USO, CNSL Ministry Center, or visit the UTR website at www.unit edthroughreading.org. -Photo submittedChaplain Tom Bingol and his wife Jennie visit Porter Ridge Elementary School, Indian Trail, North Carolina.

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St. Patricks Day is one of those ambiguous spe cial occasions that can be quite confusing for nonIrish adults like me. As a kid, the purpose of St. Patricks Day seemed clear to me: wear some thing green to school and get my mom to take me to McDonalds for one of my all time favorite treats The Shamrock Shake. Mildly green, with a hint of mint, I savored that delectable annual delight and looked forward to this little tradition every year. As a college student, having Irish heritage was still pretty much irrel evant. No one I knew was interested in getting in touch with their roots. To the contrary, St. Patricks Day was nothing but an excuse to drink green beer at the local bars until we made complete idiots out of ourselves. But when I turned into a middle-aged adult, St. Patricks Days relevance in my life became mud dled. My taste buds had lost their longing for fast food shakes, and it was inappropriate for a 46-year-old mother of three to be drinking pitch ers of green beer at the bars, so I had a hard time figuring out what I should do. Its easier for people with Irish blood. Even if your only connection is that your Great Uncle thrice removed was oneseventh Irish. Even if the closest thing you ever had to Irish culture was a bowl of Lucky Charms. Even if you were born and raised on a chili pepper farm outside of Albuquerque. As long as you are technically Irish, you have clear rights and privileges on St. Patricks Day. You pseudo-Irish Americans have carte blanche to suddenly speak with the rolling Rs and over-enunciated Ts of Irish brogue. Youre permitted to utter phrases like Top O the mornin tya! and Shes a fine young lassie! You can unattractively fist pump to U2s Sunday Bloody Sunday even though all you know is the cho rus. Without the slight est bit of credibility, you can suddenly develop a hankering for the bland est Irish Soda Bread, and Crockpots full of fatty corned beef and mushy cooked cabbage. On the other hand, we non-Irish, despite our identical American upbringing, are not afforded the same indul gences and liberties as our pseudo-Irish friends. We must stand back, dazed and confused, repeatedly listening to that insensitive saying about the only two kinds of people in the world the Irish and those who wish they were. The only way for the non-Irish to avoid this annual humiliation is to concede defeat, no matter how unjust it seems. And dont try to reason with them because it simply wont work. I once drew a comparison between my Welsh heritage, with its Celtic language and simi lar way of life, to the Irish culture. My analogy was met with indignant out rage, Who cares? Youre not Irish! I have learned that, in order for we non-Irish to enjoy St. Patricks Day, we need to tell a little white lie or green as it were and exclaim that we wish we were Irish too. Like amnesty for illegal aliens, simple surrender will authorize us to wear tacky green beads and silly plastic hats, to guzzle Guinness and slop stew, to adorn ourselves with buttons that obnoxious ly demand Kiss me, Im Irish! and to shamelessly dangle shamrocks from our ears and rear view mirrors. In other words, when dealing with the fighting Irish on St. Pattys Day, its always best to roll with the punches. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comLisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesKiss Me, Im Irish TodayMcCusker Chosen Ombudsman Of MonthJennifer McCusker is Mayports Ombudsman of the Month for January 2013. Jennifer has been the Ombudsman for the USS Roosevelt for more than a year, but previously served as the president of the ships family readiness group. She has been a Navy spouse for 12 years and has four beautiful girls, ages 9,7,6, and 3. I like being an ombudsman, because I love helping people, she said. We all know what it is like to be a new military spouse and have no idea about what our husbands do or how the military works. It can be a lost and lonely feeling. I married my husband 12 days before Sept. 11 and he unexpectedly had to deploy right afterwards for nine months. I knew nothing about the military and I had just moved from Virginia to San Diego to be with him, she continued. I really wish I knew what an ombudsman was then, because I was definitely lost. I want to be avail able and known to all the families on Roosevelt so that they know that they are not alone; that there are tons of resources that the military offers, and camaraderie among the spouses. Jennifer is active in the Ombudsman community and is always willing to lend a hand to events that support Navy families. She is a strong advocate for spouses and Sailors and worked to help save several Sailors careers when they were being involuntarily, and wrong ly, separated due to PTS. Shes also worked with Cinderellas Closet, a free formal gown giveaway event here at Mayport, and COMPASS, a spouseto-spouse education program that teaches about Navy life, in addi tion to all her duties as Ombudsman. We are proud of the positive influence that Jennifer is and are grate ful for all her hard work for the families of USS Roosevelt. Congratulations Jennifer! -U.S. Navy PhotoJennifer McCusker holds a Certificate of Appreciation from USS Roosevelt during the Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner held in September. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 Farewell USS UnderwoodFighting Devils DecommissionsUSS Underwood Public AffairsThe guided-missile frig ate USS Underwood (FFG 36) decommissioned March 8 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The 27th ship in her class, Underwood was commissioned Jan. 29, 1983 and homeported in Mayport as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 14. With a crew of 17 officers and 198 enlisted, the ship could support a SH-60 LAMPS III detachment consist ing of six officers and 15 enlisted personnel. A 4,100 ton, 453-foot long, Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigate, Underwood was driven by a gas tur bine powered propul sion plant with a variable pitch propeller that pro duces 41,000 horsepower. She contained a fully integrated combat sys tem, two helicopter han gars, auxiliary propulsion units placed to maximize maneuverability, and a ship control console that provided steering and speed control from the bridge by a single helms man. Designed to provide local area protection to battle groups, underway replenishment groups, amphibious forces, and military and merchant shipping, Underwoods mission also included Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations. However, with the remov al of her guided missile system, she shifted roles to conduct EnhancedMaritime Interception Operations (E-MIO) and Counter Narco-Terrorism (CNT) operations. In 30 years of service, she had deployed all over the world. Her maid en deployment in 1985 was to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1986, she played a key role in the search and recovery efforts fol lowing the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, earning the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation. The ship participated in Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Gulf as well as Counter-Narcotic deployments to Southern and Central America. In January 2010, Underwood provided humanitarian assis tance and disaster relief in response to the earth quake in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response. The crew delivered 850 cases of food, 850 cases of water, and, with the aid of the embarked HSL-60 Helicopters, flew 84 medi cal evacuation missions, transported close to 600 -Photo by MC3 Damian BergRetired Senior Chief Petty Officer Frank Reiffenstein sits with his cruise book from the maiden voyage of USS Underwood FFG 36) during the decommissioning ceremony. Reiffenstein served aboard the ship as a Ships Serviceman 2nd Class.See Underwood, Page 5 -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseUSS Underwood (FFG 36) crewmembers say goodbye after completing the decommis sioning ceremony for the ship on Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannPlankowners of USS Underwood (FFG 36) reunite for the ships decommissioning cer emony on Friday. Underwood was homeported at NS Mayport since its commissioning.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) bow their heads during the benediction after dis embarking the ship for the last time.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) man the rails during the decommissioning cer emony held at Naval Station Mayport Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) man the rails during the decommissioning ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport Friday.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 5 personnel and moved more than 62,000 pounds of equipment in a little over two weeks resulting in more than 170 hours of flight time. Underwood was named after Capt. Gordon Waite Underwood, com manding officer of USS Spadefish (SS-411), who, in just three patrols dur ing World War II, was credited with the destruc tion of 76,000 tons of enemy shipping to include one aircraft car rier, the HIJMS Shinyo. He was awarded a Navy Cross for each of his war patrols, and, in recogni tion of the great successes of the first two patrols, Spadefish was award ed the Presidential Unit Citation. Underwoods record of success remains one of the most notable in the history of the United States Navy submarine service. Cmdr. Peter Mirisola served as Underwoods final commanding offi cer. With her decom missioning, she will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia and offered for foreign military sale. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergCmdr. Peter Mirisola, commanding officer of the guid ed-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), receives the command pennant from Command Master Chief Michael Bates during the ship's decommissioning ceremo ny at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergSailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) disembark the ship for the last time during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergThe first commanding officer of USS Underwood (FFG 36), Capt. Andrew C. Beck II, USN (Ret.), delivers remarks during the decommissioning ceremony for the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) at Naval Station Mayport.Underwood, named for Captain Gordon Waite Underwood, was commissioned on Jan. 29, 1983 as the 29th ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, it was on active service for more than 30 years. From Page 4Underwood-Photo by Paige GnannJacksonville Mayport Alvin Brown serves as Guest Speaker at USS Underwood (FFG 36) decommissioning ceremony held at NS Mayports Foxtrot Pier.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Underwood Sailors man the rail, as Beck speaks about his time as commanding officer.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Underwood Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Peter Mirisola, thanks former Underwood crewmember and current Director, Navy Staff, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, for serving as Guest of Honor at the ships decommissioning.-Photo by Paige GnannMirisola stands with German Navy Master Chief Justen Volker after the decommissioning ceremony. Volker served aboard USS Underwood from 2004-07 as part of an exchange program.

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FFSC Workshops Geared To Sailor, FamiliesFrom 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. March 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. March 18, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 March 18-22, 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. March 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 March 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. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. March 25, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop 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. March 25, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 March 25-29, 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. March 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 March 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 March 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. 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. FFSC Plans Tea Party For Soon-to-be MomsFrom FFSCThe New Parent Support Program is hosting an English Tea for expectant moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the base Chapel. The program is honoring these women in rec ognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a special opportunity for moms-to-be to meet each other and have a grand day of pamper ing. If you are pregnant, you are invited to come out and enjoy the food, tea and good company. There is no charge for this event, however reg istration is required. There are limited seats avail able. Call FFSC at 270-6600 ext. 1700 to save your seat.Learn How To Market Yourself For Next CareerFrom FFSCThe Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a once-a-year lecture regarding transi tion here at Naval Station Mayport. It will be presented by The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is entitled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career. The event will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 9 a.m. in the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. This top-shelf presentation is a great professional development opportunity. Transition is of course ultimately a part of all military careers. Therefore, the lecture is perfect for those who are contemplating retire ment in one to five years. However, it doesnt stop there. Regardless of whether any particular officer or senior enlisted member has reached the point of being in their own transi tion, they should be edu cated about the process in order to mentor and counsel those who work for them and are contem plating or going through their transitions. This executive sum mary presentation can prepare them for that role as well as many multi-day programs. Simply stated, its a great fit for any com mander, officer, or senior enlisted supervisor -from the most senior, to the most junior. The lecture will be given by retired Capt. Jim OKeefe, deputy direc tor of transition services on MOAAs national staff. The presentation, given annually at over 150 mili tary installations of all Services worldwide, is universally praised by audiences as, up-to-date, hard-hitting, and sharply focused a must see . It includes compre hensive information on the retirement decision itself, employer percep tions, your competition, resumes, cover letters, job search, networking, career fairs, interview techniques, salary nego tiation, benefits packages, the current job market, and other relevant and important transition top ics. The presentation is geared toward officers and senior enlisted, but those of all ranks are warmly welcomed. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend as well! All who attend will receive a free copy of the lectures compan ion book, also titled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career. It is an in-depth, all-inone resource for the tran sition process. For further information, contact Stephanie Hoppe at stephanie.hoppe.ctr@ navy.mil for call 904-2706600 ext. 1604. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Sailors, Airmen Deliver Loving Hugs Southern Partnership Stations public affairsU.S. Navy and Air Force members in Belize for Southern Partnership Station 2013 delivered stuffed animals to the Liberty Childrens Home on March 5. More than 700 stuffed animals were donated by Loving Hugs, Inc., and transported on High Speed Vessel-2 Swift to be delivered to children in Belize. Southern Partnership Stations 13 is a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment designed to strengthen civil and maritime capa bilities with regional partner nations in the Caribbean. This stop for donations, however, is just the beginning of the deliveries. This is our first deliv ery out of the 700 stuffed animals, and then we have 680 to give out to different orphanages and schools throughout Belize, Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, oper ations officer for the mili tary liaison office at the U.S. Embassy. While the children enjoy their new stuffed animals, the military members got a chance to have fun with the group, playing basketball, catch, and even repairing a few of their bicycles for them. The smiles werent only going to the children, as the Sailors and Airmen also enjoyed bringing a little laughter to the chil drens day. Its nice to bring a smile to the kids faces, said Steel Worker 3rd Class Lizette Cedillo, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. I think its nice for the kids to see the military out here interacting with them. Not only did the visit brighten the day of chil dren and service mem ber alike, it also helped strengthen the bonds between U.S. and Belize. These sorts of events definitely fall right in line with what the State Department is trying to do here in Belize, said Walker. It helps our over all relationship with the country of Belize. -Photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley HyattU.S. Navy Sailors play with kids at Liberty Childrens Home before handing out stuffed animals donated by Loving Hugs Inc. Loving Hugs donated over 700 stuffed animals that were transported on HSV-2 Swift and handed out by military members assigned to 4th Fleets area of responsibility during Southern Partnership Station 2013. SPS is an annual deployment that exchanges training and expertise between U.S. military and civilian agencies with their counterparts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Banking On Good Service -Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris presents a command plaque to the Mayport branch of Navy Federal Credit Union, Feb 28, for the exceptional support provided to U.S. military service members. Receiving the plague are Denise Campbell, Assistant Branch Manager; Marc Childers, Branch Manager and Katherine Lofton, Supervisor of Branch Operations. Two-Day Watering Returns As Clocks Spring AheadFrom the City of JacksonvilleThe City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division reminds Duval County residents that as they set their clocks for ward one hour on Sunday, March 10 for Daylight Savings Time, they may once again set lawn and landscape irrigation to no more than two days per week. Residential proper ties with an address that ends in an odd number and places without an address may water on Wednesday and Saturday. Addresses that end in an even number may water on Thursday and Sunday. Non-residential irriga tion is only permitted on Tuesday and Friday. Watering is allowed only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. year-round. Some exceptions to the restrictions include the use of a hand-held irriga tion tool, micro-irrigation systems, maintenance and repair or watering to establish new landscaping. Violators of the irriga tion schedule will be issued a warning ticket for the first observed offense with tickets for $50 and $250 for the second and third violations, respec tively. Violators may also be subject to other enforcement. Lawn watering will return to one designated day per week beginning November 3, 2013. Chapter 366 of the citys ordinance code limits watering to two days a week during Daylight Savings Time. It is designed to con serve Jacksonvilles water supply and reduce the amount of contaminants flowing into the St. Johns River. The University of Florida Extension offers Florida-friendly landscaping programs, with edu cational opportunities on plant and lawn main tenance that can reduce water consumption. More information about its programs can be found online. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Tuning In -Photo courtesy of COMUSNAVSO/4thFLTElectronics Technician 2nd Class Russell Heyden does a maintance check on a portable antenna, as Electronics Technician 3rd Class Harold Holloway looks on, at U.S. 4th Fleet Headquarters on March 8. Ask Kate Your Energy QuestionsDear Kate, What are energy vampires? Sounds scary, but I hear that a lot. Signed, An Energy Horror Story? Dear Horror Story, Look around your kitchen or living room. See all those little green or red dot lights showing the appli ance or gadget is on, ready for you to use? These are the energy vampires. They suck energy, even when asleep! Energy vampires are one of the fastest growing components of home energy bills, so do the Vampire Elimination Tour: Walk around your house. What can be unplugged? How many gadgets can be plugged in just before you use it? Stay on top of your vampires and watch your electric ity bill go down. Kate THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 9

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HMS Edinburgh Visits Naval Station Mayport Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East Det. SoutheastThe Royal Navy destroy er HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrived at Naval Station Mayport, March 6 for a scheduled port visit. Edinburgh is currently taking on a range of tasks across the Atlantic Ocean, supporting counter-nar cotic efforts and providing reassurance to U.K. terri tories and dependencies across the globe, accord ing to the Royal Navys official website. The British are great allies as well as our long time friends, said Chief of Staff, Commander 4th Fleet, Capt. Chuck Nygaard. Its great to welcome Edinburgh to Mayport. Edinburgh is known as the Fortress of the Sea, and is the last Type 42 destroyer on active ser vice in the British navy, Edinburgh will spend the next few days moored at Mayport as its Sailors explore sights and attrac tions around northern and central Florida. Weve heard a lot of good things about this area and we received a nice warm reception, said Mike Watson, marine engineer in the Royal Navy. So were going to go out and see the sites, see everything. My dad actually lives here, so its a good chance for me to go and see him. Im pretty excited about it. Destroyers are part of the backbone of the Royal Navy, who are commit ted to hunting pirates, drug runners and subma rines around the world. Destroyers defend the fleet from air attacks and provide humanitarian aid after natural disasters. For more information about the Royal Navy and the HMS Edinburgh (D97) go to http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk.-Photo by MC1 Sean AllenRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet is rendered honors as he departs HMS Edinburgh (D-97) March 8 at Naval Station Mayport. Edinburgh was visiting Mayport, after returning from the 4th Fleet area of responsibility in the South Atlantic. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyThe Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrives at Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled port visit. Edinburgh, known as the Fortress of the Sea, is the last Type 42 guided missile destroyer on active service in the Royal Navy.-Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyA Sailor assigned to Naval Station Mayport holds a mooring line on the pier as he assists Royal Navy Sailors from the destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) in mooring at the naval station for a scheduled port visit. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 11

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Volunteers Needed To Clean Mayport JettiesFrom EnvironmentalVolunteers are needed to collect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport for the 18th Annual St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup on March 16. Participants should plan to meet at 9 a.m. on March 16 at Jetties Pavilion #3 (the easternmost covered pavilion) near Pelican Roost RV Park on Bon Homme Richard Street. This event will run until approximately 11 a.m. volunteers are welcome to participate for part or all of that time frame. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Community Service hours may be earned from participation in this event. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 6303420 or visit www.coj. net (key words: St Johns River Celebration) or contact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Scott Dombrosky at 270-6781. Pre-registration is not required. Friday, March 15 Duval County Extension is offering a Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop on from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $45. Pre-registration with payment is due by Monday, March 11. Please make check for $45 payable to DCOHAC and mail to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N McDuff Ave. The class is limited in size. Please bring a vehicle big enough to get the 55-gallon plastic drum home. Sorry, no deliver ies. For questions, please call Becky at 904-2557450. Friday, March 22 The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., is host ing a Fashion Show and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. as part of Garden Month 2013. Preview the hottest Spring looks for men and women as Krista Eberle Boutique presents Nicole Miller and Timo Weiland. In addition, there will also be on display sev eral organic or up-cycled pieces by local designers. The fashion show is part of Garden Month 2013, a month long celebration of the historic gar dens the Cummer family designed over 100 years ago and that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Events throughout the month of March include Garden Tours, activities and class es for children and adults, lectures, lunches and a Farm to Table Moonlight Dinner in the Gardens. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-mem bers. For more informa tion or to purchase tick ets, please call (904) 8996038 or visit www.cum mer.org. Saturday, March 23 The Ladies Auxillary Fleet Reserve Association #290 will hold a benefit BBQ dinner at 2 p.m. at the branch home, 390 Mayport Road. Donations are $8. Take out orders welcome. The dinner is open to the public. For more information, call 246-6855. Why are we fascinated with monsters and the mysterious? They creep into our dreams and thoughts; we seek out souvenirs and keep our eyes on the horizon for a glimpse of them. Come learn about these mysteri ous creatures of the deep with a Park Ranger. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for a discussion on the dif ferent types of shark teeth that can be found on the areas beaches. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, March 30 Go on a nature hike with a park ranger at 2 p.m. through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. This free program will be held at Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Reservations not required.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSenior Chief Culinary Specialist Ryan Albrecht rolls pizza dough in preparation for the crews dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.Take Guesswork Out Of Meal PlanningFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsNavy Nutrition Month is a great time to focus on meal planning and ways to make it easier, said Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Wallinger, a dietitian with the Navy Physical Readiness Office, March 8. Meal planning overwhelms many, but there are strategies that can keep it simple. The choosemyplate.gov website for example, shows you how a balanced plate will look and divides the plate into four components plus dairy, continued Wallinger. Once you know what your plate will look like, its just a matter of choosing foods within each category. The choosemyplate.gov website walks you through building a great plate with about one-half fruits and vegetables, one-quarter whole grains, and onequarter lean protein. Selecting the least processed foods low in added sugar, salt and fat will be among the best choices, but even if one chooses other foods, they can still strike a balance by filling the other components with good choices. Have fun in the kitchen when build ing your plate, involve your friends and family, stressed Wallinger. Including your kids in selecting foods allows them to be part of the process and is a great way to improve eating habits. Knowing more about our food and where it comes from tends to make healthful choices easier. Navy Physical Readiness (www.npc. navy.mil/support/physical) has sev eral nutrition resources to help people stay energized and create a positive impact to their body and mind. The Navy Operational Fueling card deck (www.npc.navy.mil/support/physical/ Documents/NOFFS_Operational%20 Fueling.pdf) offers guidance on how to choose foods and portions and also includes nutrition rules to live by. Additionally, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has launched its Healthy Living initiative (www.nmcphc.med.navy.mil/Healthy_ Living), in conjunction with DoDs Operation Live Well (www.defense.gov/ home/features/2012/0812_live-well/), underscoring the relationship between physical and emotional wellness. For more information, visit the Navy Nutrition Web Page at www.npc.navy. mil/support/navynutrition/Pages/ default2.aspx. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 13

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USS Hu City, FGS Hamburg Depart Alicante USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public AffairsTiconderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) departed Alicante, Spain, March 10. For the ships of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8), Alicante was an opportunity to continue to build cooperative rela tionships with each other and with the Spanish community. Part of being in the Navy is being an ambas sador for our nation, said Hu City Command Master Chief Raymond F. Charest. The interactions between the Hamburg and Hu Sailors continue to contribute to a stronger relationship between the two of us. Alicante marked Hu Citys first port call since Hamburg joined CSG 8 in Norfolk Feb. 21. CSG 8 was at sea for most of the second half of 2012, deployed to the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The crews of the two ships relaxed in Alicante with a steel beach pic nic aboard Hamburg and made a few last-minute preparations for their deployment. We moored close to USS Hu City and it was a good opportunity for each crewmember to meet his or her counterpart in person, said Cmdr. Ralf Kuchler, commanding officer of Hamburg. In the following weeks, we will face a lot of challeng es and I believe this expe rience has enhanced our relationship. Hu City Sailors also took the opportunity to sightsee and enjoy Spanish culture with tours provided by the ships Morale, Welfare and -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCapt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), right, speaks with Gen. Mir Arribas of the Spanish Army during a luncheon aboard Hu City. Hu City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. See Hu City, Page 15 -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeUhls speaks to Sailors about mission objectives during an awards presentation on the ships forecastle. 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Recreation department. Mediterranean port visits are great for our Sailors to unwind before getting back to doing what we are paid to do, Charest said. We consid ered it as sort of a reward for all of the hard work our Sailors did in part one of deployment and for all of the hard work they will do in part two. The ships will now focus on training to main tain crew readiness. Hu City and Hamburg are on a deployment to support maritime security opera tions and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibil ity. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSeaman Kenneth Wood, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), signals to the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). Hu City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of respon sibility.-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeFire Controlman 2nd Class Eric M. Blosser and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Lyndsey F. Baucom, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), load ammuni tion into a close-in weapons system (CIWS). From Page 14Hu City THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 15

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Auto Skills Center March Special: Tire Balance, pay for 3, get the fourth one free and 4-wheel brake job $150 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free alignment on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive alignment). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and com puters are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty mili tary (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13 per pack. 2707204 March 31: Beachside Bingo will be closed for Easter Sunday Castaways Lounge March 15: Luck O the Irish St. Patricks Day Weekend Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Wear you best green outfit and enjoy DJ entertainment, drink specials, and more. 270-7205 Beginning March 19: March Madness Watch all your favorite teams at Castaways Lounge! 2707205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 ITT Discover Disney Florida Resident Special: 3-Day Discovery Disney pass starts at $117. Tickets valid through June 17, 2013. Blackout dates apply. 270-5145 Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimen tary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID to activate ticket at front gate. 2705145 Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 St. Augustine Trolley Tours: Adult tickets buy one, get one free. 2705145 Wet n Wild Special: Purchase any one-day ticket to Wet n Wild Orlando From your local ITT office and upgrade for free to a Length of Stay Pass (unlimited vis its within a 14-day con secutive window). FL resi dents can buy a one day admission ticket at their local ITT office and get the rest of the year for free (formerly called a splash pass)! Unlimited visits good until Dec. 31, 2013; some restrictions may apply, upgrades must be done on first visit of stay. Proof of residency must be shown if necessary. 270-5145Kid ZoneMarch 15: Freedom FridayRock Your Shamrock. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Wear your green and dance with DJ Derek! Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 March 20: Teen Employment Orientation. 4-5 p.m. at the Youth Center. This orientation will provide you an overview of the employment program, hiring process, resume help, and more. This ori entation is highly rec ommended to any teen interested in our Teen Employment Program. Open to all active duty dependents ages 15-17 by Apr. 30, 2013. 270-5680 March 26-27: Teen Career Launch. 9 am3:30 pm at the Youth Center. Teens will learn the ins and outs of the hiring process including how to write a resume, mock interviews, judging experience and skills and much more. This program is highly recommended for anyone interested in the Teen Employment Program. Open to all active duty dependents ages 15-17 by Apr. 30, 2013. 270-5680 Liberty CallThe following activities target single or unaccom panied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. March 19: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. March 20: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! Free food for all attendees. March 21: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline March 18 March 22: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. March 27: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline March 22 March 28: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. March 29: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. March 30: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. MWR Employment Program For TeensFrom MWRMWR is opening up its Summer Teen Employment Program to active duty and retir ee dependent teens age 15-17. Teens will get real world working experience in different MWR facilities like the Youth Center, ITT, the Gym and more. In addition, this program provides training for all applicants on the steps and procedures of getting a job including the inter view skills, resume writ ing, dressing for a profes sional environment and more. The program begins on March 20 with the Teen Employment Orientation from 4-5 p.m. at the Teen Center. This orientation will provide an in-depth look at the entire employ ment program, the hiring process and more infor mation. This event is fol lowed by the Teen Career Launch on March 26 and 27 from 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. at the Teen Center. Applicants are highly encourages to attend both these trainings. In order to be select ed, it is required that all applicants attend the Teen Job fair on Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m.1 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. This event provides teens a chance to meet MWR managers and ask ques tions about the different programs and depart ments. The Teen Employment Program runs from June 10-Aug. 16. Applications for the Teen Employment Program are available at the MWR Personnel Office March 20-April 2. Applications must be received by the MWR Personnel Office by April 2 by close of business to be considered. All applicants must be at least 15 years old by April 30, 2013. If selected, appli cants must attend two required trainings: Money Matters on May 18 and First Aid/CPR on June 8. For more information, please call (904) 270-5680.Car Trouble? Check Out Auto SkillsWhether you are a vehicle care novice or a pro- Gearhead, Mayports Auto Skills Center (ASC) has service and products you need to keep your car in great condition. Offering the most upto-date and state-of-theart equipment repairs at competitive rates, the ASC not only fits your budget but also your life, located conveniently right here on base on Massey Avenue, behind the MWR Main Office building 414. For anyone who is into do-it-yourself car care, the ASC has three build ings and 11 automotive lifts as well as all the tools you would need for any vehicle repairs. If you are interested in doing any long-term vehicle res torations, they also offer monthly rentals on any of their 12 indoor or 30 out door stalls. The ASC also offers a full retail store of automotive parts avail able to you at affordable prices. If the part you want is not in stock, the staff can get it to the shop normally within one hour. For those without much car-care know-how, the ASC also offers vehicle repair services such as brake jobs, tire alignment and balancing and trans mission flushes. They are a certified Napa Car Care center with staffed ASE certified mechanics on duty to per form the repairs for you. They offer a 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on all repairs and can be honored at any Napa Car Care center coast-tocoast. If a service mem ber is leaving on a deploy ment, the ASC also offers pre-deployment car care clinics for deploying ship dependents on request. Lets not forget what keeps your vehicle roll ing: The ASC sells tires of all sorts, from standard to performance. Plus, if you buy four tires you will receive free alignment for the life of the tires. All that is required is show ing your receipt from the original purchase. The Mayport Auto Skills Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. 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On The MessdeckBogeys SpecialsThursday, March 14 Buffalo Chicken Wrap with a Side, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $ 6.95 Spinach, Turkey, Avocado Wheat Wrap with a Side, $7.95 Blackened Chicken Salad, $7.95 Soup: White Chicken Chili Friday, March 15 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich with a side, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, March 18 Chicken Philly with a Side, $8.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Clam Chowder Tuesday, March 19 Western Burger with Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $7.95 Soup: Creamy Chicken Noodle Wednesday, March 20 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Whipped Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable & Roll, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $ 7.95 Soup: Beef Vegetable Mayport Bowling Center SpecialsThursday Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pick les, onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25. Monday Chicken patty sand wich with fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sandwich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jala penos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75Focsle LoungeSmashed Sandwich, $8 Chicken Breast & Spinach Panini, $8 Strawberry Chicken Salad, $7.50 Big Chief Grilled Cheese Sandwich, $7 Shrimp & Bacon Pita, $8.50 Every Wednesday: Fried Chicken Buffet, $8 Include Ice Tea or WaterIs Your Command Ready To Take On MWR Challenge?From StaffNaval Station Mayport and tenant commands will go head to head once again to find out who is t he best on base at the annual MWR Spring 2013 Sports Challenge on April 16-19. This years challenge includes a new event and the return of obstacles not performed in awhile. Ships might to start making their Sailors walk the plank to get ready for the new event, 4-Person Plank Walk, on April 19. The Strongman Competition and Arm Wrestling are also returning to the Spring event. Other events include the Canoe challenges, Swim relay, Basketball, Tennis, Balloon Launch and Tug-o-War. Commands must turn in their sign-up sheets by April 5 at noon so that brack ets can be made and events can start on time. For additional information, contact Rita Hammerstad at 270-5451. March 16: Doubles Tennis Tournament. Sign up by March 8. 270-5451 March 23: Womens Beach Volleyball Tournament. Volleyball Courts behind Beachside Community Center. Allmilitary teams $40, mili tary/civilian teams $45, all-civilian teams $50. Register by March 1. Check in 8:30 a.m.; games start at 9 a.m. 270-5451. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: 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 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 March 20: Command Bowling Challenge. 4 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Open to all mili tary and civilian employ ees assigned to com mands at NS Mayport. is a Free Bowling Party (up to 120 people) + 100 Instant Party Bowling Coupons (over $2500 value). Teams will play 3 games of bowl ing: 8 Pin No Tap, 9 Pin No Tap and Conventional Scoring. Total pins knocked down wins the Grand Prize! Captains Cup Points awarded. Cost is $75 per team. 270-5377. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) 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 Learn basic strength training with focus on form and proper tech nique utilizing dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands and medicine balls. The results will be an overall increase in energy and endurance, a more effi cient metabolism, health ier posture and much more! 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 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 11:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 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 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 This incentive program develops muscu lar strength and power needed to attain the Steel Anchor Award. Structured and progres sive training targets muscles to increase your bench press, squat, and dead-lift. Participants will utilize multiple pieces of free weight, selectorized and plate loaded strength equipment in the gym. 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 A 6part prerequisite training program which will prepare Mayports personnel for safe and effective incorporation into Mayports HIT pro gram. All 6 training seg ments of Intro to HIT must be completed before entry into HIT and par ticipation in the WOD (workout of the day). Intro to HIT includes protocol review, physical assess ment, Rowing 101, pillar and movement prepara tion, flexibility training, tissue management, refu eling and and more. Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Sports/Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 17

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MWR Expo Is For You!From MWRThe 9th annual MWR Expo and Travel Show will be held on March 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ocean Breeze Conference and Catering Center. This free, yearly event features all the latest information from regional travel destinations including resorts, hotels and theme parks, along with MWR Mayport programs and services. In addition to travel and recreation informa tion booths, the Expo will also have popular base services on hand such as FFSC, Navy College, NEX, Commissary, Navy Lodge, The Mirror and Navy Federal Credit Union. Event participants will enjoy free food and bev erage samples from over 15 vendors as they visit the various information booths. Giveaway items, to include hotel stays, theme park tickets, rec reation equipment, gift cards and baskets, will be available to those attend ing. Mayport JAG Best In NavyFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Staff Advocate Lt. Jesse Adams is the best at what he does, according to the Judge Advocate General and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. Adams was recent ly selected as 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year for his work at NS Mayport. To put this into per spective... Lt. Adams is effectively considered to be the best Staff Judge Advocate serv ing the 66 shore instal lations throughout the Navy, said RLSO SE Commanding Officer, Capt. Richard Giroux when he announced Adams selecion. While serving as Staff Judge Advocate, Adams has processed more than 80 military justice cases, 45 administrative sepa rations, 10 search and seizure authorizations, five punitive letters of reprimand, 74 demar ment orders, 18 mili tary protection orders, along with 150 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests and a host of commercial sponsorship agreements and fundraising reques tions, five congressional inquries and 20 com mand investigations. He has also served as summary court-martial officer in six cases and legal advisor for admin istrative separations boards, a deposition offier and a recorder for an administrative separation board. Adams also proac tively spotted and revised two erroneous provi sions in the Housing Referral Operations Supplemental Guide, brining it in line with federal and state law. according to the award. He also identified an issue in the Navy Family Advocacy Programs Incident Determination Committee process, pro posing a solution with Navy-wide impact, according to the award. Lt. Adams has con sistently displayed an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and exper tise in a myriad of sub ject matters, said NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane. He has a pleasant and professional demeanr while working directly for the installa tion commanding offi cer. His being awarded the Command Services Attorney of the Year reflects the dual chains of command confidence and pride in his work. -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Staff Advocate Lt. Jesse Adams, middle, stands with Region Legal Service Office Southeast Executive Officer, Cmdr. Robert Monahan, left, and NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, after receiving a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his selection as a 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year for his work at NS Mayport during an awards ceremony at NS Mayport Chapel. Furloughs Can Begin April 26American Forces Press ServiceUnless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the departments comptroller said March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning pro cess with a Pentagon audi ence. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government that has to notify Congress when it wants to impose furloughs. Officials did that Feb. 20. There is a 45-day waiting period after we submit that notification before furloughs can start, Hale said. The department asked commands to identify civilians who would be except ed from furloughs. That information is back in the Pentagon, Hale said, and officials are reviewing the recommendations. Their goal is to complete that review by March 15, he added. After notifying Congress, the department began legally required bargaining with unions. About a dozen unions have national con sultation rights, Hale said, and local commanders are in the process of notifying several local unions. The unions, in this case, dont have the right to bargain not to do the furloughs, he said. They do have the right to bargain how they are implemented. If Congress does not act on sequestration, later this month the department will send letters to the except ed employees and propose furloughs for the rest, Hale said. There is a seven-day period for people to reply to their letters, followed by a 30-day waiting period. At the end of that period, we can send decisions of furloughs, and those fur loughs can start, he said. When the formal notice is sent, civilian employees have the right to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Weve never done this, Hale said, and I hope we never do. ... Its not quite clear what this appeal right will be, but the appeal right is there. If Congress does not act, civilian employees will be furloughed without pay for 22 days one day a week through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. For affect ed civilian employees, this amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay from the beginning of furloughs through the end of the fiscal year. NMCRS Fund Drive Kicks Off-Photo by Paige GnannCommand Master Chiefs and Senior Chiefs from Naval Station Mayport and its tenant commands hold up fundraising envelopes with Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Director Bill Kennedy. The NMCRS funddrive is officially underway. Each year, NMCRS provides approximately $900,000 loans and relief to the Sailors and families of Naval Station Mayport, as well as retirees in the community. Base Chapel Sponsors Easter Celebration For FamiliesFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Chapel is inviting Mayport families to enjoy a day of food, games and Easter celebration on March 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapel grounds on Massey Avenue. The Easter Bunny will be hop ping in to visit with children and take photos. There will also be a Moonwalk, crafts, games and free food available at the event. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children ages infant through 10 years old starting at 2 p.m. This years event will take the place of MWRs Easter Eggstravaganza which was can celled. The Chapel is also holst ing a Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. for its Catholic Congregation and 7 a.m. sunrise Mass at Sea Gull Pavilion, next to the CPO Club. A Protestant Sunrise Service is planned for 7 a.m. behind Ocean Breeze. Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 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 It is a great time to be a Naval Station Mayport Sailor and I can prove it. Take a moment today to head over to the 9th annual MWR Expo and Travel Show at Ocean Breeze Conference and Catering Center and youll be introduced to doz ens of company and service reps cater ing to us. This is a great opportunity for Sailors and their families to get the latest information from regional travel destinations including resorts, hotels and theme parks, along with MWR Mayport pro grams and services. Popular base ser vices such as FFSC, Navy College, NEX, Commissary, Navy Lodge, The Mirror and Navy Federal Credit Union will be on hand at the Expo. There will be free food and beverage samples and receive giveaway items including hotel stays, theme park tickets, recreation equipment, gift cards and baskets. The event runs from from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A big Bravo Zulu goes out to Naval Station Mayports Staff Judge Advocate, Lt. Jesse Adams, for winning Command Services Attorney of the Year. This means that he is the best Staff Judge Advocate serving the 66 shore installations throughout the Navy. I concur wholeheartedly. Lt. Adams is a great asset to Naval Station Mayport and am proud to have him on my team. Good job! Naval Station Mayport said goodbye to an old friend Friday with the decommissioning of USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood was been stationed here in Mayport since its commissioning in 1983 and played key roles in several histori cally significant events, including search and recovery efforts after the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. And Bravo Zulu to the officers and crew of Underwood for going out in style during the ceremony it was announced that the ship had once again earned a Battle E for Battle Effectiveness for 2012. The Battle E is awarded to the ships in the fleet that consistently per form in a highly effective manner for the given calendar year. Way to go! The true power of the Fighting Devil is in the 200 plus crew members on board, not the 4,000 tons of steel. The things you have learned being a part of such a fine crew are a great asset to this Navy and I am glad you can carry on the legacy of Underwood to your next com mands. Next week, will be wishing the same Fair Winds and Following Seas to USS Klakring (FFG 42) as it is decommissioned. Tomorrow is the E5 exam and I wish all of the Third Class Petty Officers the best of luck. I appreciate all of the hard work you do each and every day here at Naval Station Mayport. It is our Sailors that make our Navy the finest in the world and here at Mayport we deliver the Finest Service to the Finest Fleet. Also, good luck to those Second Class Petty Officers who took the E6 exam last week. I hope you were successful in your quest for rank advancement. Come out this Saturday and help keep our Jetties clean during the 18th annu al St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to collect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 630-3420 or visit www.coj.net (key words: St Johns River Celebration) or contact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Scott Dombrosky at 270-6781. Our weather is turning warm. This means mosquitos and sunshine. Please take care of yourselves with sunscreen and bug spray. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@ navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSHomeschooling is an educational option which military families are choosing more and more frequently. Since a typical military family moves every two to four years, homeschooling can provide a continuity in education and eliminate the stress of leaving one school district and mov ing to another. The goal for the home schooling parent is to identify how and when their child learns best and to adapt the teaching style to the child. Finding that special curriculum which works best for the child can sometimes be challenging. Also the costs associated with homeschooling may vary depending on the method and/or curriculum selected by the family. Listed below are few examples of the most popular types of homeschooling programs available to families: Internet Homeschooling: Online curriculum programs, public and private dis tance learning, and homeschooling support academies are avail able via the internet. Depending upon the program or tutors, expert advice and resources may be found to assist the parent with homeschooling their children. Montessori Method: The Montessori Method emphasizes error-less learning in which chil dren learn at their own pace to develop their full potential. The Montessori homeschooling curriculum emphasizes beauty and avoids things that are confusing or clut tered. Learning material is kept well-organized and ready to use. Although Montessori materi als are available for high school students, most homeschoolers use the Montessori Method for younger children. School-at-Home: Most families follow the schoolat-home approach which comes with textbooks, study schedules, grades, and record keeping. Also School-at-Home is the style most often portrayed in the media because it is so easy to understand and can be accompanied by a photo of the chil dren studying around the kitchen table. In addi tion to being the most expensive method, it also requires much more work on the part of the par ent in following a study schedule and maintaining records. Recently, many states have enacted legislation requiring public school access for homeschool ers. Related services such as speech and language, physical therapy, or assistance in traditional aca demic areas such as math and reading may be available in Florida. Parents should check with the individual district. If you are not sure about which type of cur riculum to select for your child, consider attending the H.E.R.I. Curriculum Convention June 28, 29. This will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Hours are from 9 a.m.6 p.m. on June 28 and from 9 a.m. p.m. on the June 29. At this time convention planning is still in initial stages. But you can check out 2013 information and 2012 convention information on their website at www. herijax.com. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. More Military Families Choose To HomeschoolJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingRobert Fulghum boldly declared, All that I really needed to know I learned in Kindergarten! Whether you prescribe to that premise or not, there is a timeless truth that these earliest les sons help to shape us. While deployed aboard USS Halyburton, I had the opportunity to read for a kindergarten class at Porter Ridge Elementary School in Indian Trail, North Carolina. The experience of reading the familiar lines of Dr. Seuss books each week become woven into my weekly sched ule. Other Halyburton Sailors also participated in the United Through Reading program. Founded in 1989, the United through Reading program allows deployed Sailors to record them selves reading books to their children, relatives, or school to watch. In Mayport, the United Through Reading pro gram is available for deploying ships through a partnership with the USO and COMNAVSURFLANT Ministry Center. I first became involved with the United Through Reading program or UTR while serving at the Navy Support Facility in Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean Territory. While many Sailors read to their children, one of our nurses would read to an elementary school that she had volunteered at. The idea of reading for a kindergarten class was very intriguing for me and really helped demonstrate the flexibility of the UTR program. I believe that reading is a corner stone of learning and any opportunity to engage children with reading is truly special. It is important that vol unteers coordinate with local schools to gauge the school or organizations interest before beginning. Porter Ridge Elementary Principal Lisa Taylor and Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Robbins were open to allowing her class to participate in the UTR program. Wimberly Kneisler, National Program Manager, Navy East, reflected on how Sailors can stay connected with their families and rela tives while deployed. For those without children of their own, UTR offers an opportunity to become active in the community by reading to local classrooms, said Kneisler. Service members who participate in United Through Reading stay connected to their fami lies during deployment in a unique way. Recording stories on DVD, for fami lies or classrooms to play over and over, enables service members to maintain family ties from a dis-Chap Tom Bingol Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSConnecting With Children One Book At A Timetance, said Kneisler. Kneisler added that by participating in the pro gram, Sailors are remaining an integral part of a childs life. Youre fostering a love of reading, enriching imagination, and staying connected to your chil dren, said Kneisler. For me, traveling to Porter Ridge Elementary School after deployment was very rewarding. That first face-to-face encoun ter with the children that I had been reading to over deployment was a bit of a surprise. And because my nephew only knows me as Uncle Tom, that became the name that the other 19 students in the class adopted! We spent about an hour answering questions and showing pictures of distant ports. Of course, there was a certain sense of irony as my wife and I arrived on the school campus after completing a six-month anti-piracy deployment, to see a large sign in front of the school that read, PORTER RIDGE ELEMENTARY HOME OF THE PIRATES! For more information about UTR, contact the USO, CNSL Ministry Center, or visit the UTR website at www.unit edthroughreading.org. -Photo submittedChaplain Tom Bingol and his wife Jennie visit Porter Ridge Elementary School, Indian Trail, North Carolina.

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St. Patricks Day is one of those ambiguous spe cial occasions that can be quite confusing for nonIrish adults like me. As a kid, the purpose of St. Patricks Day seemed clear to me: wear some thing green to school and get my mom to take me to McDonalds for one of my all time favorite treats The Shamrock Shake. Mildly green, with a hint of mint, I savored that delectable annual delight and looked forward to this little tradition every year. As a college student, having Irish heritage was still pretty much irrel evant. No one I knew was interested in getting in touch with their roots. To the contrary, St. Patricks Day was nothing but an excuse to drink green beer at the local bars until we made complete idiots out of ourselves. But when I turned into a middle-aged adult, St. Patricks Days relevance in my life became mud dled. My taste buds had lost their longing for fast food shakes, and it was inappropriate for a 46-year-old mother of three to be drinking pitchers of green beer at the bars, so I had a hard time figuring out what I should do. Its easier for people with Irish blood. Even if your only connection is that your Great Uncle thrice removed was oneseventh Irish. Even if the closest thing you ever had to Irish culture was a bowl of Lucky Charms. Even if you were born and raised on a chili pepper farm outside of Albuquerque. As long as you are technically Irish, you have clear rights and privileges on St. Patricks Day. You pseudo-Irish Americans have carte blanche to suddenly speak with the rolling Rs and over-enunciated Ts of Irish brogue. Youre permitted to utter phrases like Top O the mornin tya! and Shes a fine young lassie! You can unattractively fist pump to U2s Sunday Bloody Sunday even though all you know is the cho rus. Without the slight est bit of credibility, you can suddenly develop a hankering for the bland est Irish Soda Bread, and Crockpots full of fatty corned beef and mushy cooked cabbage. On the other hand, we non-Irish, despite our identical American upbringing, are not afforded the same indul gences and liberties as our pseudo-Irish friends. We must stand back, dazed and confused, repeatedly listening to that insensitive saying about the only two kinds of people in the world the Irish and those who wish they were. The only way for the non-Irish to avoid this annual humiliation is to concede defeat, no matter how unjust it seems. And dont try to reason with them because it simply wont work. I once drew a comparison between my Welsh heritage, with its Celtic language and simi lar way of life, to the Irish culture. My analogy was met with indignant out rage, Who cares? Youre not Irish! I have learned that, in order for we non-Irish to enjoy St. Patricks Day, we need to tell a little white lie or green as it were and exclaim that we wish we were Irish too. Like amnesty for illegal aliens, simple surrender will authorize us to wear tacky green beads and silly plastic hats, to guzzle Guinness and slop stew, to adorn ourselves with buttons that obnoxious ly demand Kiss me, Im Irish! and to shamelessly dangle shamrocks from our ears and rear view mirrors. In other words, when dealing with the fighting Irish on St. Pattys Day, its always best to roll with the punches. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comLisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesKiss Me, Im Irish TodayMcCusker Chosen Ombudsman Of MonthJennifer McCusker is Mayports Ombudsman of the Month for January 2013. Jennifer has been the Ombudsman for the USS Roosevelt for more than a year, but previously served as the president of the ships family readiness group. She has been a Navy spouse for 12 years and has four beautiful girls, ages 9,7,6, and 3. I like being an ombudsman, because I love helping people, she said. We all know what it is like to be a new military spouse and have no idea about what our husbands do or how the military works. It can be a lost and lonely feeling. I married my husband 12 days before Sept. 11 and he unexpectedly had to deploy right afterwards for nine months. I knew nothing about the military and I had just moved from Virginia to San Diego to be with him, she continued. I really wish I knew what an ombudsman was then, because I was definitely lost. I want to be avail able and known to all the families on Roosevelt so that they know that they are not alone; that there are tons of resources that the military offers, and camaraderie among the spouses. Jennifer is active in the Ombudsman community and is always willing to lend a hand to events that support Navy families. She is a strong advocate for spouses and Sailors and worked to help save several Sailors careers when they were being involuntarily, and wrong ly, separated due to PTS. Shes also worked with Cinderellas Closet, a free formal gown giveaway event here at Mayport, and COMPASS, a spouseto-spouse education program that teaches about Navy life, in addi tion to all her duties as Ombudsman. We are proud of the positive influence that Jennifer is and are grateful for all her hard work for the families of USS Roosevelt. Congratulations Jennifer! -U.S. Navy PhotoJennifer McCusker holds a Certificate of Appreciation from USS Roosevelt during the Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner held in September. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 Farewell USS UnderwoodFighting Devils DecommissionsUSS Underwood Public AffairsThe guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) decommissioned March 8 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The 27th ship in her class, Underwood was commissioned Jan. 29, 1983 and homeported in Mayport as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 14. With a crew of 17 officers and 198 enlisted, the ship could support a SH-60 LAMPS III detachment consist ing of six officers and 15 enlisted personnel. A 4,100 ton, 453-foot long, Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigate, Underwood was driven by a gas tur bine powered propul sion plant with a variable pitch propeller that pro duces 41,000 horsepower. She contained a fully integrated combat sys tem, two helicopter han gars, auxiliary propulsion units placed to maximize maneuverability, and a ship control console that provided steering and speed control from the bridge by a single helms man. Designed to provide local area protection to battle groups, underway replenishment groups, amphibious forces, and military and merchant shipping, Underwoods mission also included Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations. However, with the removal of her guided missile system, she shifted roles to conduct EnhancedMaritime Interception Operations (E-MIO) and Counter Narco-Terrorism (CNT) operations. In 30 years of service, she had deployed all over the world. Her maid en deployment in 1985 was to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1986, she played a key role in the search and recovery efforts fol lowing the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, earning the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation. The ship participated in Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Gulf as well as Counter-Narcotic deployments to Southern and Central America. In January 2010, Underwood provided humanitarian assis tance and disaster relief in response to the earth quake in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response. The crew delivered 850 cases of food, 850 cases of water, and, with the aid of the embarked HSL-60 Helicopters, flew 84 medical evacuation missions, transported close to 600 -Photo by MC3 Damian BergRetired Senior Chief Petty Officer Frank Reiffenstein sits with his cruise book from the maiden voyage of USS Underwood FFG 36) during the decommissioning ceremony. Reiffenstein served aboard the ship as a Ships Serviceman 2nd Class.See Underwood, Page 5 -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseUSS Underwood (FFG 36) crewmembers say goodbye after completing the decommis sioning ceremony for the ship on Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannPlankowners of USS Underwood (FFG 36) reunite for the ships decommissioning ceremony on Friday. Underwood was homeported at NS Mayport since its commissioning.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) bow their heads during the benediction after disembarking the ship for the last time.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) man the rails during the decommissioning ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannThe crew of USS Underwood (FFG 36) man the rails during the decommissioning ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport Friday.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 5 personnel and moved more than 62,000 pounds of equipment in a little over two weeks resulting in more than 170 hours of flight time. Underwood was named after Capt. Gordon Waite Underwood, com manding officer of USS Spadefish (SS-411), who, in just three patrols dur ing World War II, was credited with the destruction of 76,000 tons of enemy shipping to include one aircraft car rier, the HIJMS Shinyo. He was awarded a Navy Cross for each of his war patrols, and, in recogni tion of the great successes of the first two patrols, Spadefish was award ed the Presidential Unit Citation. Underwoods record of success remains one of the most notable in the history of the United States Navy submarine service. Cmdr. Peter Mirisola served as Underwoods final commanding offi cer. With her decom missioning, she will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia and offered for foreign military sale. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergCmdr. Peter Mirisola, commanding officer of the guid ed-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), receives the command pennant from Command Master Chief Michael Bates during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergSailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) disembark the ship for the last time during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergThe first commanding officer of USS Underwood (FFG 36), Capt. Andrew C. Beck II, USN (Ret.), delivers remarks during the decommissioning ceremony for the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) at Naval Station Mayport.Underwood, named for Captain Gordon Waite Underwood, was commissioned on Jan. 29, 1983 as the 29th ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, it was on active service for more than 30 years. From Page 4Underwood-Photo by Paige GnannJacksonville Mayport Alvin Brown serves as Guest Speaker at USS Underwood (FFG 36) decommissioning ceremony held at NS Mayports Foxtrot Pier.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Underwood Sailors man the rail, as Beck speaks about his time as commanding officer.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Underwood Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Peter Mirisola, thanks former Underwood crewmember and current Director, Navy Staff, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, for serving as Guest of Honor at the ships decommissioning.-Photo by Paige GnannMirisola stands with German Navy Master Chief Justen Volker after the decommissioning ceremony. Volker served aboard USS Underwood from 2004-07 as part of an exchange program.

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FFSC Workshops Geared To Sailor, FamiliesFrom 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. March 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. March 18, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 March 18-22, 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. March 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 March 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. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. March 25, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop 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. March 25, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 March 25-29, 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. March 26, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1, Room 104 March 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar FFSC Room 719 March 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. 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. FFSC Plans Tea Party For Soon-to-be MomsFrom FFSCThe New Parent Support Program is hosting an English Tea for expectant moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the base Chapel. The program is honoring these women in rec ognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a special opportunity for moms-to-be to meet each other and have a grand day of pampering. If you are pregnant, you are invited to come out and enjoy the food, tea and good company. There is no charge for this event, however reg istration is required. There are limited seats available. Call FFSC at 270-6600 ext. 1700 to save your seat.Learn How To Market Yourself For Next CareerFrom FFSCThe Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a once-a-year lecture regarding transi tion here at Naval Station Mayport. It will be presented by The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is entitled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career. The event will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 9 a.m. in the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. This top-shelf presentation is a great professional development opportunity. Transition is of course ultimately a part of all military careers. Therefore, the lecture is perfect for those who are contemplating retire ment in one to five years. However, it doesnt stop there. Regardless of whether any particular officer or senior enlisted member has reached the point of being in their own transi tion, they should be edu cated about the process in order to mentor and counsel those who work for them and are contemplating or going through their transitions. This executive sum mary presentation can prepare them for that role as well as many multi-day programs. Simply stated, its a great fit for any commander, officer, or senior enlisted supervisor -from the most senior, to the most junior. The lecture will be given by retired Capt. Jim OKeefe, deputy direc tor of transition services on MOAAs national staff. The presentation, given annually at over 150 military installations of all Services worldwide, is universally praised by audiences as, up-to-date, hard-hitting, and sharply focused a must see . It includes compre hensive information on the retirement decision itself, employer percep tions, your competition, resumes, cover letters, job search, networking, career fairs, interview techniques, salary nego tiation, benefits packages, the current job market, and other relevant and important transition top ics. The presentation is geared toward officers and senior enlisted, but those of all ranks are warmly welcomed. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend as well! All who attend will receive a free copy of the lectures compan ion book, also titled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career. It is an in-depth, all-inone resource for the transition process. For further information, contact Stephanie Hoppe at stephanie.hoppe.ctr@ navy.mil for call 904-2706600 ext. 1604. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Sailors, Airmen Deliver Loving Hugs Southern Partnership Stations public affairsU.S. Navy and Air Force members in Belize for Southern Partnership Station 2013 delivered stuffed animals to the Liberty Childrens Home on March 5. More than 700 stuffed animals were donated by Loving Hugs, Inc., and transported on High Speed Vessel-2 Swift to be delivered to children in Belize. Southern Partnership Stations 13 is a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment designed to strengthen civil and maritime capa bilities with regional partner nations in the Caribbean. This stop for donations, however, is just the beginning of the deliveries. This is our first deliv ery out of the 700 stuffed animals, and then we have 680 to give out to different orphanages and schools throughout Belize, Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, operations officer for the military liaison office at the U.S. Embassy. While the children enjoy their new stuffed animals, the military members got a chance to have fun with the group, playing basketball, catch, and even repairing a few of their bicycles for them. The smiles werent only going to the children, as the Sailors and Airmen also enjoyed bringing a little laughter to the chil drens day. Its nice to bring a smile to the kids faces, said Steel Worker 3rd Class Lizette Cedillo, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. I think its nice for the kids to see the military out here interacting with them. Not only did the visit brighten the day of chil dren and service mem ber alike, it also helped strengthen the bonds between U.S. and Belize. These sorts of events definitely fall right in line with what the State Department is trying to do here in Belize, said Walker. It helps our overall relationship with the country of Belize. -Photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley HyattU.S. Navy Sailors play with kids at Liberty Childrens Home before handing out stuffed animals donated by Loving Hugs Inc. Loving Hugs donated over 700 stuffed animals that were transported on HSV-2 Swift and handed out by military members assigned to 4th Fleets area of responsibility during Southern Partnership Station 2013. SPS is an annual deployment that exchanges training and expertise between U.S. military and civilian agencies with their counterparts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Banking On Good Service -Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris presents a command plaque to the Mayport branch of Navy Federal Credit Union, Feb 28, for the exceptional support provided to U.S. military service members. Receiving the plague are Denise Campbell, Assistant Branch Manager; Marc Childers, Branch Manager and Katherine Lofton, Supervisor of Branch Operations. Two-Day Watering Returns As Clocks Spring AheadFrom the City of JacksonvilleThe City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division reminds Duval County residents that as they set their clocks for ward one hour on Sunday, March 10 for Daylight Savings Time, they may once again set lawn and landscape irrigation to no more than two days per week. Residential proper ties with an address that ends in an odd number and places without an address may water on Wednesday and Saturday. Addresses that end in an even number may water on Thursday and Sunday. Non-residential irriga tion is only permitted on Tuesday and Friday. Watering is allowed only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. year-round. Some exceptions to the restrictions include the use of a hand-held irriga tion tool, micro-irrigation systems, maintenance and repair or watering to establish new landscaping. Violators of the irriga tion schedule will be issued a warning ticket for the first observed offense with tickets for $50 and $250 for the second and third violations, respec tively. Violators may also be subject to other enforcement. Lawn watering will return to one designated day per week beginning November 3, 2013. Chapter 366 of the citys ordinance code limits watering to two days a week during Daylight Savings Time. It is designed to con serve Jacksonvilles water supply and reduce the amount of contaminants flowing into the St. Johns River. The University of Florida Extension offers Florida-friendly landscaping programs, with edu cational opportunities on plant and lawn main tenance that can reduce water consumption. More information about its programs can be found online. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Tuning In -Photo courtesy of COMUSNAVSO/4thFLTElectronics Technician 2nd Class Russell Heyden does a maintance check on a portable antenna, as Electronics Technician 3rd Class Harold Holloway looks on, at U.S. 4th Fleet Headquarters on March 8. Ask Kate Your Energy QuestionsDear Kate, What are energy vampires? Sounds scary, but I hear that a lot. Signed, An Energy Horror Story? Dear Horror Story, Look around your kitchen or living room. See all those little green or red dot lights showing the appli ance or gadget is on, ready for you to use? These are the energy vampires. They suck energy, even when asleep! Energy vampires are one of the fastest growing components of home energy bills, so do the Vampire Elimination Tour: Walk around your house. What can be unplugged? How many gadgets can be plugged in just before you use it? Stay on top of your vampires and watch your electricity bill go down. Kate THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 9

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HMS Edinburgh Visits Naval Station Mayport Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Det. SoutheastThe Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrived at Naval Station Mayport, March 6 for a scheduled port visit. Edinburgh is currently taking on a range of tasks across the Atlantic Ocean, supporting counter-nar cotic efforts and providing reassurance to U.K. terri tories and dependencies across the globe, accord ing to the Royal Navys official website. The British are great allies as well as our long time friends, said Chief of Staff, Commander 4th Fleet, Capt. Chuck Nygaard. Its great to welcome Edinburgh to Mayport. Edinburgh is known as the Fortress of the Sea, and is the last Type 42 destroyer on active ser vice in the British navy, Edinburgh will spend the next few days moored at Mayport as its Sailors explore sights and attrac tions around northern and central Florida. Weve heard a lot of good things about this area and we received a nice warm reception, said Mike Watson, marine engineer in the Royal Navy. So were going to go out and see the sites, see everything. My dad actually lives here, so its a good chance for me to go and see him. Im pretty excited about it. Destroyers are part of the backbone of the Royal Navy, who are commit ted to hunting pirates, drug runners and submarines around the world. Destroyers defend the fleet from air attacks and provide humanitarian aid after natural disasters. For more information about the Royal Navy and the HMS Edinburgh (D97) go to http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk.-Photo by MC1 Sean AllenRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet is rendered honors as he departs HMS Edinburgh (D-97) March 8 at Naval Station Mayport. Edinburgh was visiting Mayport, after returning from the 4th Fleet area of responsibility in the South Atlantic. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyThe Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrives at Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled port visit. Edinburgh, known as the Fortress of the Sea, is the last Type 42 guided missile destroyer on active service in the Royal Navy.-Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyA Sailor assigned to Naval Station Mayport holds a mooring line on the pier as he assists Royal Navy Sailors from the destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) in mooring at the naval station for a scheduled port visit. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 11

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Volunteers Needed To Clean Mayport JettiesFrom EnvironmentalVolunteers are needed to collect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport for the 18th Annual St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup on March 16. Participants should plan to meet at 9 a.m. on March 16 at Jetties Pavilion #3 (the easternmost covered pavilion) near Pelican Roost RV Park on Bon Homme Richard Street. This event will run until approximately 11 a.m. volunteers are welcome to participate for part or all of that time frame. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Community Service hours may be earned from participation in this event. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 6303420 or visit www.coj. net (key words: St Johns River Celebration) or contact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Scott Dombrosky at 270-6781. Pre-registration is not required. Friday, March 15 Duval County Extension is offering a Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop on from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $45. Pre-registration with payment is due by Monday, March 11. Please make check for $45 payable to DCOHAC and mail to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N McDuff Ave. The class is limited in size. Please bring a vehicle big enough to get the 55-gallon plastic drum home. Sorry, no deliver ies. For questions, please call Becky at 904-2557450. Friday, March 22 The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., is host ing a Fashion Show and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. as part of Garden Month 2013. Preview the hottest Spring looks for men and women as Krista Eberle Boutique presents Nicole Miller and Timo Weiland. In addition, there will also be on display sev eral organic or up-cycled pieces by local designers. The fashion show is part of Garden Month 2013, a month long celebration of the historic gar dens the Cummer family designed over 100 years ago and that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Events throughout the month of March include Garden Tours, activities and classes for children and adults, lectures, lunches and a Farm to Table Moonlight Dinner in the Gardens. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-mem bers. For more informa tion or to purchase tick ets, please call (904) 8996038 or visit www.cum mer.org. Saturday, March 23 The Ladies Auxillary Fleet Reserve Association #290 will hold a benefit BBQ dinner at 2 p.m. at the branch home, 390 Mayport Road. Donations are $8. Take out orders welcome. The dinner is open to the public. For more information, call 246-6855. Why are we fascinated with monsters and the mysterious? They creep into our dreams and thoughts; we seek out souvenirs and keep our eyes on the horizon for a glimpse of them. Come learn about these mysterious creatures of the deep with a Park Ranger. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for a discussion on the dif ferent types of shark teeth that can be found on the areas beaches. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, March 30 Go on a nature hike with a park ranger at 2 p.m. through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. This free program will be held at Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Reservations not required.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSenior Chief Culinary Specialist Ryan Albrecht rolls pizza dough in preparation for the crews dinner aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66). Hue City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.Take Guesswork Out Of Meal PlanningFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsNavy Nutrition Month is a great time to focus on meal planning and ways to make it easier, said Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Wallinger, a dietitian with the Navy Physical Readiness Office, March 8. Meal planning overwhelms many, but there are strategies that can keep it simple. The choosemyplate.gov website for example, shows you how a balanced plate will look and divides the plate into four components plus dairy, continued Wallinger. Once you know what your plate will look like, its just a matter of choosing foods within each category. The choosemyplate.gov website walks you through building a great plate with about one-half fruits and vegetables, one-quarter whole grains, and onequarter lean protein. Selecting the least processed foods low in added sugar, salt and fat will be among the best choices, but even if one chooses other foods, they can still strike a balance by filling the other components with good choices. Have fun in the kitchen when build ing your plate, involve your friends and family, stressed Wallinger. Including your kids in selecting foods allows them to be part of the process and is a great way to improve eating habits. Knowing more about our food and where it comes from tends to make healthful choices easier. Navy Physical Readiness (www.npc. navy.mil/support/physical) has sev eral nutrition resources to help people stay energized and create a positive impact to their body and mind. The Navy Operational Fueling card deck (www.npc.navy.mil/support/physical/ Documents/NOFFS_Operational%20 Fueling.pdf) offers guidance on how to choose foods and portions and also includes nutrition rules to live by. Additionally, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has launched its Healthy Living initiative (www.nmcphc.med.navy.mil/Healthy_ Living), in conjunction with DoDs Operation Live Well (www.defense.gov/ home/features/2012/0812_live-well/), underscoring the relationship between physical and emotional wellness. For more information, visit the Navy Nutrition Web Page at www.npc.navy. mil/support/navynutrition/Pages/ default2.aspx. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 13

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USS Hu City, FGS Hamburg Depart Alicante USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public AffairsTiconderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) departed Alicante, Spain, March 10. For the ships of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8), Alicante was an opportunity to continue to build cooperative rela tionships with each other and with the Spanish community. Part of being in the Navy is being an ambas sador for our nation, said Hu City Command Master Chief Raymond F. Charest. The interactions between the Hamburg and Hu Sailors continue to contribute to a stronger relationship between the two of us. Alicante marked Hu Citys first port call since Hamburg joined CSG 8 in Norfolk Feb. 21. CSG 8 was at sea for most of the second half of 2012, deployed to the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The crews of the two ships relaxed in Alicante with a steel beach pic nic aboard Hamburg and made a few last-minute preparations for their deployment. We moored close to USS Hu City and it was a good opportunity for each crewmember to meet his or her counterpart in person, said Cmdr. Ralf Kuchler, commanding officer of Hamburg. In the following weeks, we will face a lot of challenges and I believe this experience has enhanced our relationship. Hu City Sailors also took the opportunity to sightsee and enjoy Spanish culture with tours provided by the ships Morale, Welfare and -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCapt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), right, speaks with Gen. Mir Arribas of the Spanish Army during a luncheon aboard Hu City. Hu City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. See Hu City, Page 15 -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeUhls speaks to Sailors about mission objectives during an awards presentation on the ships forecastle. 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Recreation department. Mediterranean port visits are great for our Sailors to unwind before getting back to doing what we are paid to do, Charest said. We considered it as sort of a reward for all of the hard work our Sailors did in part one of deployment and for all of the hard work they will do in part two. The ships will now focus on training to maintain crew readiness. Hu City and Hamburg are on a deployment to support maritime security opera tions and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSeaman Kenneth Wood, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), signals to the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). Hu City is on a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeFire Controlman 2nd Class Eric M. Blosser and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Lyndsey F. Baucom, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), load ammunition into a close-in weapons system (CIWS). From Page 14Hu City THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 15

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Auto Skills Center March Special: Tire Balance, pay for 3, get the fourth one free and 4-wheel brake job $150 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free alignment on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive alignment). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and computers are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty mili tary (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13 per pack. 2707204 March 31: Beachside Bingo will be closed for Easter Sunday Castaways Lounge March 15: Luck O the Irish St. Patricks Day Weekend Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Wear you best green outfit and enjoy DJ entertainment, drink specials, and more. 270-7205 Beginning March 19: March Madness Watch all your favorite teams at Castaways Lounge! 2707205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 ITT Discover Disney Florida Resident Special: 3-Day Discovery Disney pass starts at $117. Tickets valid through June 17, 2013. Blackout dates apply. 270-5145 Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimen tary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID to activate ticket at front gate. 2705145 Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 St. Augustine Trolley Tours: Adult tickets buy one, get one free. 2705145 Wet n Wild Special: Purchase any one-day ticket to Wet n Wild Orlando From your local ITT office and upgrade for free to a Length of Stay Pass (unlimited vis its within a 14-day con secutive window). FL residents can buy a one day admission ticket at their local ITT office and get the rest of the year for free (formerly called a splash pass)! Unlimited visits good until Dec. 31, 2013; some restrictions may apply, upgrades must be done on first visit of stay. Proof of residency must be shown if necessary. 270-5145Kid ZoneMarch 15: Freedom FridayRock Your Shamrock. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Wear your green and dance with DJ Derek! Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 March 20: Teen Employment Orientation. 4-5 p.m. at the Youth Center. This orientation will provide you an overview of the employment program, hiring process, resume help, and more. This ori entation is highly rec ommended to any teen interested in our Teen Employment Program. Open to all active duty dependents ages 15-17 by Apr. 30, 2013. 270-5680 March 26-27: Teen Career Launch. 9 am3:30 pm at the Youth Center. Teens will learn the ins and outs of the hiring process including how to write a resume, mock interviews, judging experience and skills and much more. This program is highly recommended for anyone interested in the Teen Employment Program. Open to all active duty dependents ages 15-17 by Apr. 30, 2013. 270-5680 Liberty CallThe 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. March 19: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. March 20: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! Free food for all attendees. March 21: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline March 18 March 22: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. March 27: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline March 22 March 28: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. March 29: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. March 30: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. MWR Employment Program For TeensFrom MWRMWR is opening up its Summer Teen Employment Program to active duty and retir ee dependent teens age 15-17. Teens will get real world working experience in different MWR facilities like the Youth Center, ITT, the Gym and more. In addition, this program provides training for all applicants on the steps and procedures of getting a job including the inter view skills, resume writ ing, dressing for a profes sional environment and more. The program begins on March 20 with the Teen Employment Orientation from 4-5 p.m. at the Teen Center. This orientation will provide an in-depth look at the entire employment program, the hiring process and more infor mation. This event is fol lowed by the Teen Career Launch on March 26 and 27 from 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. at the Teen Center. Applicants are highly encourages to attend both these trainings. In order to be select ed, it is required that all applicants attend the Teen Job fair on Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m.1 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. This event provides teens a chance to meet MWR managers and ask ques tions about the different programs and depart ments. The Teen Employment Program runs from June 10-Aug. 16. Applications for the Teen Employment Program are available at the MWR Personnel Office March 20-April 2. Applications must be received by the MWR Personnel Office by April 2 by close of business to be considered. All applicants must be at least 15 years old by April 30, 2013. If selected, appli cants must attend two required trainings: Money Matters on May 18 and First Aid/CPR on June 8. For more information, please call (904) 270-5680.Car Trouble? Check Out Auto SkillsWhether you are a vehicle care novice or a pro- Gearhead, Mayports Auto Skills Center (ASC) has service and products you need to keep your car in great condition. Offering the most upto-date and state-of-theart equipment repairs at competitive rates, the ASC not only fits your budget but also your life, located conveniently right here on base on Massey Avenue, behind the MWR Main Office building 414. For anyone who is into do-it-yourself car care, the ASC has three build ings and 11 automotive lifts as well as all the tools you would need for any vehicle repairs. If you are interested in doing any long-term vehicle res torations, they also offer monthly rentals on any of their 12 indoor or 30 out door stalls. The ASC also offers a full retail store of automotive parts avail able to you at affordable prices. If the part you want is not in stock, the staff can get it to the shop normally within one hour. For those without much car-care know-how, the ASC also offers vehicle repair services such as brake jobs, tire alignment and balancing and trans mission flushes. They are a certified Napa Car Care center with staffed ASE certified mechanics on duty to perform the repairs for you. They offer a 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on all repairs and can be honored at any Napa Car Care center coast-tocoast. If a service mem ber is leaving on a deployment, the ASC also offers pre-deployment car care clinics for deploying ship dependents on request. Lets not forget what keeps your vehicle roll ing: The ASC sells tires of all sorts, from standard to performance. Plus, if you buy four tires you will receive free alignment for the life of the tires. All that is required is show ing your receipt from the original purchase. The Mayport Auto Skills Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. 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On The MessdeckBogeys SpecialsThursday, March 14 Buffalo Chicken Wrap with a Side, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $ 6.95 Spinach, Turkey, Avocado Wheat Wrap with a Side, $7.95 Blackened Chicken Salad, $7.95 Soup: White Chicken Chili Friday, March 15 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich with a side, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, March 18 Chicken Philly with a Side, $8.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Clam Chowder Tuesday, March 19 Western Burger with Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $7.95 Soup: Creamy Chicken Noodle Wednesday, March 20 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Whipped Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable & Roll, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $ 6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $ 7.95 Soup: Beef Vegetable Mayport Bowling Center SpecialsThursday Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pick les, onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25. Monday Chicken patty sand wich with fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sandwich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75Focsle LoungeSmashed Sandwich, $8 Chicken Breast & Spinach Panini, $8 Strawberry Chicken Salad, $7.50 Big Chief Grilled Cheese Sandwich, $7 Shrimp & Bacon Pita, $8.50 Every Wednesday: Fried Chicken Buffet, $8 Include Ice Tea or WaterIs Your Command Ready To Take On MWR Challenge?From StaffNaval Station Mayport and tenant commands will go head to head once again to find out who is t he best on base at the annual MWR Spring 2013 Sports Challenge on April 16-19. This years challenge includes a new event and the return of obstacles not performed in awhile. Ships might to start making their Sailors walk the plank to get ready for the new event, 4-Person Plank Walk, on April 19. The Strongman Competition and Arm Wrestling are also returning to the Spring event. Other events include the Canoe challenges, Swim relay, Basketball, Tennis, Balloon Launch and Tug-o-War. Commands must turn in their sign-up sheets by April 5 at noon so that brack ets can be made and events can start on time. For additional information, contact Rita Hammerstad at 270-5451. March 16: Doubles Tennis Tournament. Sign up by March 8. 270-5451 March 23: Womens Beach Volleyball Tournament. Volleyball Courts behind Beachside Community Center. Allmilitary teams $40, mili tary/civilian teams $45, all-civilian teams $50. Register by March 1. Check in 8:30 a.m.; games start at 9 a.m. 270-5451. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: 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 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 March 20: Command Bowling Challenge. 4 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Open to all mili tary and civilian employ ees assigned to com mands at NS Mayport. is a Free Bowling Party (up to 120 people) + 100 Instant Party Bowling Coupons (over $2500 value). Teams will play 3 games of bowling: 8 Pin No Tap, 9 Pin No Tap and Conventional Scoring. Total pins knocked down wins the Grand Prize! Captains Cup Points awarded. Cost is $75 per team. 270-5377. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) 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 Learn basic strength training with focus on form and proper tech nique utilizing dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands and medicine balls. The results will be an overall increase in energy and endurance, a more effi cient metabolism, health ier posture and much more! 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics A fusion of hot, sexy and explosive Latin American and International dance music. Caloric output, fat burning and total body toning are maximized through fun and easy to follow dance steps. Come experience the ultimate dance party in this high energy, motivating class that is great for both the body and the mind. 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 11:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 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 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 This incentive program develops muscu lar strength and power needed to attain the Steel Anchor Award. Structured and progres sive training targets muscles to increase your bench press, squat, and dead-lift. Participants will utilize multiple pieces of free weight, selectorized and plate loaded strength equipment in the gym. 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 A 6part prerequisite training program which will prepare Mayports personnel for safe and effective incorporation into Mayports HIT pro gram. All 6 training seg ments of Intro to HIT must be completed before entry into HIT and par ticipation in the WOD (workout of the day). Intro to HIT includes protocol review, physical assess ment, Rowing 101, pillar and movement prepara tion, flexibility training, tissue management, refu eling and and more. Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Sports/Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 14, 2013 17

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