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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Chaplain Best In Navy USS Hu City Public AffairsLt. Karen Rector is the 2013 recipient of the Military Chaplain Associations Chaplain of the Year award. The award honors the men and women of the military who have excelled in their core competencies, resiliency during challenges and their ministry that effec tively addresses the spiri tual and moral wounds of war. In a lifetime of service at sea, Chaplain Karen Rector is clearly the best chaplain that I have sailed with, said Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding offi cer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66). Chaplain of the year is a prestigious award that is in place to recognize the services finest and I dont believe anyone would have to look any further than Karen. The award will be announced in a cer emony April 10 during the Military Chaplain Associations annual ban quet at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pa. Rector will be in the midst of a deployment aboard Hu City and will not be able to attend. I truly appreciate it considering we dont always see the fruits of our labor, said Rector. But my focus is on my job and the Sailors aboard the ship. Rector has always felt a close connection with God but she hasnt always served as a chaplain. She originally joined the Navy an as airframe structural mechanic I had actually joined the Navy because God wouldnt leave me alone, said Rector. I felt as if he was calling on me but I wasnt sure if I under stood what he wanted me to do. So I ran even though that didnt seem to change anything. Rector tried multiple paths in life but never found fulfillment in her choices. Growing up in Oakland, Ky., she played basketball and softball and ran track in high school. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, she enlisted in the Navy and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeLt. Karen Rector talks with a Sailor aboard USS Hu City (CG 66). Rector has been named the 2013 Military Chaplain Associations Chaplain of the Year for her service to the Sailors of Naval Station Mayport. Rector is currently serving on board the guided-missile cruiser deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.USS Gettysburg Holds Change of CommandUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsThe Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) held a change of com mand ceremony on March 21 on board the ship currently in port at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Brad Cooper relieved Capt. Bob Hein as commanding officer. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, praised Hein for his per formance during his tour. We pay tribute to an outstanding naval offi cer, Capt. Bob Hein, who has been at the top of his game throughout his entire command tour in the most powerful sur face combatant the world has ever seen an Aegisclass Cruiser the USS Gettysburg, said Sweeney during his remarks. During his tour, Hein supported both Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom by leading Gettysburg through their 2011 Arabian Gulf deployment. He also led the ship through several smaller exercises including Joint Warrior 12-2. Hein credited his Sailors for his successful tour. I say thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have been the true rock stars. You have performed with style and grace that has been unmatched in my 26 years serving on ships. Cooper, who assumed command of Gettysburg after serving in the White House as the first Executive Director of Joining Forces, a nationwide advocacy initia tive for veterans, service members and military families, expressed his enthusiasm about taking command of Gettysburg. For the great crew of this ship, it is the honor of a lifetime to serve as your commanding officer, he said. I look forward to achieving great things with you in the years to come. The Mayport Commissary will be open on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours only. Egg Hunt At Base ChapelFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Chapel is inviting Mayport families to enjoy a day of food, games and Easter cel ebration on March 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapel grounds on Massey Avenue. The Easter Bunny will be hopping 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 cancelled.Hydrant Testing In Base HousingFrom StaffFirst Coast Navy Fire & Emergency Services, Mayport Division will conduct annual inspec tion and testing of fire hydrants in base hous ing from April 1-19, except weekends. Housing residents are encouraged to refrain from perform ing household laundry during these periods to preclude accidental damage to clothing as a result of disturbed sedi ment in the water sys tem. Inspection dates and times for each gen eralized housing area are: Officer Housing (housing east of Lake Wonderwood) 1-5 April 1-5, 1-4 p.m. Enlisted Housing (housing west of Lake Wonderwood) April 8-12, 1-4 p.m. Ribault Bay Housing April 15-19, 1-4 p.m. If you have any ques tions, contact the duty Assistant Fire Chief at 904-270-5334 ext. 19.-Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Bradford Cooper II reads his orders to relieve Capt. Bob Hein, left, as command ing officer of USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as guest speaker Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, looks on.See Chaplain, Page 8

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Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) 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 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 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, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror With just nine weeks remaining in the school year, fewer for those for seniors, does your child need help getting over the end-of-the year hump? Tutor.com offers help with homework, study ing, and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elementary math to physics. All military dependent students (of active duty military) worldwide can use the program, regardless of where they attend school. If he has become bogged down in a par ticular course and noth ing you provide seems to help, try Tutor.com Navy service members and their families now have FREE, unlimited access to online tutoring from Tutor.com. Expert tutors help students of all agesfrom K-12 to col lege to adult learners one-to-one in math, sci ence, social studies and English, as well as with resume writing, and inter view preparation. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever a student needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom and work one-to-one in math, science, social stud ies, and English until the problem is solved. All tutors are screened, cer tified and backgroundchecked. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. This program is pro vided by the Department of Defense. Authorized patrons include U.S. active duty military ser vice members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard person nel on active duty in a deployed status, and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their depen dents. To access the program, login to Navy Knowledge Online account and click on the REFERENCE tab. Look for the Tutor. com box in the right col umn, and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor. Authorized users will then follow instructions on the Web site for password and login information. It is also about this time that the pressure to get high marks on exams kicks in. Students who get nervous before a test should be encouraged to try the following tips and strategies for keeping anx iety down and energy up for the next big exam. Dont cram: Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave your child exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying is more effec tive if done in small doses over several days. Make up practice questions or take prac tice tests: Knowing the format and style of a test can reduce anxiety. Encourage students to always ask their teachers about how the test will be formatted. Studying is so much more effec tive when you know what types of questions youll be answering. Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep con tributes heavily to anxiety. Be sure your child goes to bed on time the night before an exam. Eat a healthy break fast: Blood sugar is at its lowest in the morning. In order to think and prob lem-solve effectively, students need to refuel. But a good breakfast for one child is not the same for another. Figure out what works best for you child. Read through the exam to budget time: By looking over the test, your child can avoid any unex pected surprises (and anxiety). Previewing also insures finishing in the allotted time. Read all directions: Some students are so anx ious to get the test over with that they fail to read the directions. Jot notes: Jotting down brief notes right away can help your child feel less anxious about forgetting important facts or key information. Some stu dents write important formulas or critical dates in the margin as soon as they receive their test papers. Answer easy questions first: Getting the easier questions out of the way builds self-confidence Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingJust Nine Weeks Remain in the School YearWhile Easter is an important religious holy day for Christians, it has also become a popular cultural holiday in our society for many people regardless of faith back ground. For those of us of the Christian faith, we can sometimes struggle to remember and focus on the religious meaning of Easter in the midst of all the cultural traditions in our communities which can also be wholesome and fun. Easter is the oldest annual holy day of the Christian calendar. Early Christians identified the first day of the week, Sunday, as the proper day for a weekly com memoration of Christs Resurrection. And at least from the 2nd century onward, Easter has been an annual remembrance of Jesus suffering and death and a celebration of His Resurrection. This annual event eventually developed into a celebra tion over multiple days commemorating specific parts of the Easter story: Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), remembering the Last Supper; Good Friday, remembering Christs Passion; Holy Saturday (Easter Eve or the Vigil of Easter); and Easter Sunday itself. The date of Easter, being dependent on a lunar calendar, moves around from year to year and can catch some of us by surprise and make it more difficult to plan and prepare for. For Western Christians, Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between 22 March and 25 April. Easter this year will be this coming Sunday. Because of different cal endars, there are differ ences between Western Christian and Eastern Christian dates for Easter. In early Christianity, the term Easter was not used yet. Because of its con nection with the Jewish Passover, early Christians referred to it simply as Pascha the Greek ver sion of the Hebrew word Pesach or Passover. In many other languages, the word for Easter is still based on the Hebrew word for Passover. The English word Easter may have originally referred to a spring festival and was later used as the term for the Christian holy day. Many Christians may wonder how we, as indi viduals and families, can make better use of Easter to celebrate Jesus Christ and to focus on the significant themes of redemption and resurrec tion. Easter can be more meaningful if we make it a learning opportu nity as well as an impor tant occasion to worship together. We can con sider how flowers, eggs, and even spring itself are symbols of rebirth and new life. Further, we can study about the last week of Jesus life (Holy Week) to remind us of the true meaning of Easter. In our families, we can read from the Scriptural accounts of Jesus last days, talk about what the events mean to us, and sing and pray together. Music can be spiritually power ful. In addition to sing ing, listening to beautiful music about Christ can help bring the spirit of the Easter season into our lives. Having Easter family devotionals at home can be a worthwhile addi tion to attending special worship services. We can take time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to help us focus on the cen tral events of Holy Week. And we can also take time on Easter morning to read a Scriptural account of the Resurrection and have prayer, perhaps even before we think about Easter eggs and candy! Easter is a time of hope, joy, and peace. I pray that we will all consider how we can make the most of Easter as individuals, families, churches, and communities. I also pray that whatever our specific customs and traditions may be, we will remember and celebrate the true meaning of Easter.Chap Luke Wilson Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSCelebrating The True Meaning Of EasterFrigates Honored Their Namesakes Director, Surface WarfareAs a Navy tradition, we celebrate a ships achievements and history with decommissioning or inactivation ceremonies. Today, we reflect on three Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates that concluded service to the nation this month: USS Underwood (FFG 36), USS Carr (FFG 52), and USS Klakring (FFG 42), which decom missioned Friday in Mayport, Fla. This class of ships hon ors Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who was named the Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The Navy originally built 51 of these guided missile warships, replac ing the Knox class frigates of the 1960s and various classes of destroyers that were in service during World War II. Designed to provide local area protection to battle groups, underway replenish ment groups, amphibious forces, and military and merchant shipping from submarines, their mis sion evolved over time to include enhanced-mari time interdiction opera tions, mine warfare, and counter narcotics opera tions both as a member of battle groups and as independent deployers. After more than 30 years of active service, USS Underwood (FFG 36) was decommis sioned March 8, 2013, in Mayport, Fla. She was commissioned Jan. 29, 1983, as the 29th ship in the class. Her name sake, Capt. Gordon Waite Underwood, received the Navy Cross for his achievements while in command of USS Spadefish (SS 411) during World War II. Following her maiden deployment to the Sixth Fleet area of responsibil ity, Underwood received tasking in January 1986 to spearhead search and res cue efforts after the tragic space shuttle Challenger disaster over the Atlantic Ocean. A truly Just Friend and Brave Enemy, she deployed in sup port of operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Gulf. Following the dev astating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Underwood par ticipated in Operation Unified Response humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. USS Carr (FFG 52), the 42nd ship in the class, was commissioned July 27, 1985, at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., and decommissioned March 13, 2013 in Norfolk, Va. Named for Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, the ship honors the gun ners mates display of out standing skill and courage while serving aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) during the battle off Samar in World War II. GM3 Carr was posthu mously awarded the Silver Star. During the 1980s, Carr deployed as a convoy commander and a tanker escort in the Arabian Gulf as well as a law enforce ment and counter-nar cotics platform in the Caribbean Sea. She aided USS Bonefish (SS 582) after the conventionallypowered submarine suf fered a fire in 1988, result ing in the rescue of nearly 90 submariners. As a key asset in maritime inter cept operations, Carrs deployments during the 1990s and 2000s included missions in the Arabian Gulf, and Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. The ship deployed 13 times during her 27 years of ser vice. USS Klakring (FFG 42) honors Rear Adm. Thomas Klakring, subma rine commander of USS Guardfish (SS 217) during World War II. His daring service earned him three Navy Crosses and a post humous promotion. The 33rd in class, Klakring was commissioned August 20, 1983 in Bath, Maine. Her initial mid-1980s deployments were to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, as well as to the Arabian Gulf where she participated in escort operations of Kuwaiti owned oil tankers during Operation Earnest Will. In 1993, she participated in Operation Support Democracy off Haitis coast, countering drug operations. In 2002, she participated in UNITAS and, during recent years, she conducted several counter-narcotic deploy ments to U.S. Southern Command. Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigates have per formed brilliantly for more than 30 years. A force in numbers, they protected vital shipping against foreign aggression and forcefully contributed in our strategic shift to the Arabian Gulf. However, we built these ships with a different threat in mind than exists today and the cost to upgrade the ships combat systems to pace the current threat became prohibitive. Today, we are building ships that are modular, adaptable and flexible, allowing us to quickly and affordably upgrade our fighting batteries without taking the ship off line for years at a time. We salute these three frigates as they have superbly served our nation and Navy. Fair winds and follow ing seas, and thank you for your honored and highly dedicated service.See School, Page 3 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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and allows your child the time to focus more clearly on the harder questions. Organize thoughts before writing: Students who organize their writ ing responses before they start writing typically score higher. Having a plan or even a short out line insures a well-struc tured response which hits all the main points. Think positively: Negative thoughts during a test (e.g., Im going to fail) can not only destroy your childs confidence, but also take up valuable time which should be used to concentrate on the test! Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxi ety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. So hopeful ly a combination of tutor ing through Tutor.com and these test tips will help your child achieve success and readily promote to the next grade. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, want a copy of the Un/Underfunded Mandates for Duval Schools, or have concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 ext. 1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. From Page 2SchoolCoast Guardsman Is Enlisted Person Of Year U.S. Coast Guard Public AffairsCoast Guardsman assigned to Jacksonville Beach unit named Enlisted Person of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in Atlantic Beach honored a Sagamore Beach, Mass., native for selection as its 2012 Enlisted Person of the Year during a cer emony at Naval Station Mayport Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Antel, a boat swain mate stationed at Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was honored as the Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year and was presented with an award by the Navy League. I never thought Id be selected, Antel said. It blew me away. I feel hon ored and excited. The Navy League and the Port of Jacksonville Propeller Club, which hosted the dinner and ceremony, presented Antel with a scrapbook containing $100, two tick ets to the Battle of Midway commemorative dinner and several donated gifts from area restaurants, ser vice providers, museums and other attractions. As the ANT Jacksonville Beach operations petty officer, Antel played a piv otal role in the planning of 4,250 crew underway hours and the repair of 246 aids to navigation. He supervised the success ful certification of seven boat crewmembers, four boat coxswains and the certification of the exec utive petty officer. He played a direct role in the completion of rating per formance qualifications leading to the advance ment of four members of the ANT. Additionally, he spent more than 400 hours underway in sup port of operations during 2012. Antel finished all the requirements for a Bachelor of Science and received his diploma from Excelsior College December 2012. He also volunteered in his com munity by coordinating a local food drive, coaching Naval Station Mayports 6-year-old and under bas ketball league, helping at various Navy League functions, participating in Habitat for Humanity events and volunteer ing at a local elementary school. There are roughly 375 people in Sector Jacksonville who work extremely hard but its nice to select one shining example to be the repre sentative for all the great work we do here, said Capt. Tom Allan, Sector Jacksonville commander. Petty Officer Antel exem plifies everything we look for in that representative, and were all very proud of him. The Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year program recog nizes exceptional men and women from Sector Jacksonville and its sub units. Considered the best and brightest from the field, these individu als are selected by a panel of senior enlisted mem bers who evaluate each nominee against a set of established criteria that includes performance, work ethics, military bear ing, standards of conduct and a strong community service commitment. The Enlisted Person of the Year program is designed to recog nize enlisted persons in the workforce in pay grades E-2 through E-6. Nominees must reflect the spirit of pride, profes sionalism, dedication and must embody the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devo tion to duty. The waters of the United States and its ter ritories are marked to assist navigation. The U.S. Aids to Navigation system employs a sim ple arrangement of col ors, shapes, numbers and light characteristics to mark navigable chan nels, waterways and obstructions adjacent to these. These aids may be anything from lighted structures, beacons, day markers, range lights, fog signals and landmarks to floating buoys. Coast Guard aids to navigation teams are primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining the aids. -Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren JorgensenPetty Officer 1st Class Brian Antel, a boatswains mate stationed at Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was honored as the Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 and was presented with an award by the Navy League during a cer emony at Naval Station Mayport Friday, March 22, 2013. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 Mayport Bids Farewell To Big K4th Fleet Public AffairsAfter nearly 30 years of Naval service, friends, family and service mem bers gathered at Naval Station Mayport to bid farewell to the Oliver Perry class Frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) March 22nd, during a decom missioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. With the ships com pany manning the rails, Capt. Paul Flood, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14, talked about the long proud tradition of Klakring. From maritime patrols in the Persian Gulf, antipiracy operations off the coast of Africa, to coun ter narcotics patrols in the Caribbean Sea, Klakring have always performed exceptionally, said Flood. Flood went on to thank Cmdr. Bertram Hodge, commanding officer of Klakring for his leader ship as the ship prepared to decommission. I have been fortu nate as a Commodore to be able to rely on Cmdr. Hodge, he knows that the morale of a ship is in its -Photo by Paige GnannUSS Klakring's Color Guard (FFG 42) presents the colors during the ship's decommissioning ceremony held pierside at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. on March 22. A guided missile frigate, USS Klakring is the 36th ship in the Oliver Hazard Perry-class and was commissioned Aug. 20, 1983. She has a crew of 17 officers and 198 enlisted, and can support a SH-60 III or MQ-8 Fire Scout detachment consisting of six officers and 15 enlisted personnel. Cmdr. B.C. Hodge currently serves as the ship's commanding officer. She will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia and offered for foreign military sale. -Photo by Paige GnannDestroyer Squadron 14 Commodore, Capt. Paul Flood, hails the notable accomplishments and winning legacy of the guided missile frigate, USS Klakring (FFG 42) during the ships decommissioning ceremony on March 22 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Flood also thanked Cmdr. Bertram Hodge (seated right), the ships commanding officer during the decommissioning process, for his service to the ship and Navy. See Klakring, Page 5 -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Bertram Hodge, decommissioning Commanding Officer of USS Klakring (FFG 42) speaks of the frigates proud history as a U.S. Naval vessel.-Photo by Paige GnannFriends, families and former crew members gather pierside as plankowners and current crewmembers man the rails of USS Klakring during its decommissioning Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners and the family of the ships namesake, Adm. Thomas B. Klakring, sit in view of the current crew members manning the rails of USS Klakring.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners of USS Klakring (FFG 42) call out a final cheer for Big K after leaving the ship during its decommissioning on March 22 at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by LSCS(SW)Tam DinhUSS Klakring Executive Officer, Lt. S.S. Whitworth, right, salutes Hodge after the ships colors are retired.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 5 ability to get underway and successfully complete the mission, said Flood. Hodge then addressed the crowd, and spoke about the hard work of the crew and carrying on the tradition of Klakring to the fleet. I could spend my entire speech praising the efforts of the crew, they did an outstanding job. As they depart Klakring they will go on to their next commands and take the fighting spirit of the Klakring with them, said Hodge. In more than 29 years of service Klakring complet ed more than 22 deploy ments from three home ports and traveled more than 3.2 million miles worldwide during its ser vice time. Those deploy ments were to the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa. Klakring was com missioned on Aug. 20, 1983, and is named after Rear Admiral Thomas B. Klakring (1904-1975), a Navy submarine com mander during World War II. Klakrings final deploy ment was to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsi bility, operating in the Caribbean Sea and off the Coast of South America, in support of Operation Martillio. Operation Martillio, is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit traffick ing routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is led by Joint Interagency Task Force South, a com ponent of U.S. Southern Command. The ceremony con cluded with the crew of Klakring departing the ship, once the last Sailor crossed the brow, the ship was officially decommis sioned. From Page 4Klakring-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonSailors salutes the ensign as it is lowered on the fantail of the USS Klakring. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years of service aboard Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonPlank owners from the first crew of the Klakring walk off the ship for the last time during its decommissioning ceremony. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years.-Photo by LSCS(SW)Tam DinhUSS Klakrings crew disembark the ship at its decommissioning ceremony on March 22.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners and crew members of USS Klakring man the rail together during the ships decommissioning ceremony. -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseCmdr. Bertram C. Hodge, decommissioning commanding officer of USS Klakring, pres ents the commissioning pennant to the family of the ships namesake, Adm. Thomas B. Klakring.-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonSailors assigned to the USS Klakring walk off the ship for the last time carrying the ships Dont Tread on Me and Ensign. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years of service aboard Naval Station Mayport.

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E for Excellent Service On Halyburton USS Halyburton Disbursing OfficerCommander, Navy Exchange Service Command recognized USS Halyburtons ships store by presenting the Ships Store Retail Service Excellence Award dur ing a recent visit to Naval Station Mayport Fla. The store was evaluated in many areas, including crew satisfaction and the Stores ability to achieve stock turn. Requirements for this award are a goal for most ships, but Halyburton has made this their standard throughout the year. Transferring $20,000 of profits to MWR in two consecutive account ing periods and scor ing 96 percent during the Supply Management Certification proves Halyburton continues to set the standard. Whether processing laundry, work ing in the barbershop, or serving customers in the store, they always pro vide outstanding customer service. The Ships Servicemen of Halyburton continuously lead the way in retail customer service.Hughes congratulates the Leading Petty Officer of S-3 division, Ships Serviceman 1st Class Durben Matthews and Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Kenny Liningham on a job well done. -Photos courtesy of USS HalyburtonCNSL Force Supply Officer Capt. Don S. Hughes present ing the Ships Service Excellence Award to Ensign Jeffrey Bland, Disbursing Officer of USS Halyburton. Taking The Test-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Color Guard parade the colors while members of the Navy and Marine Corps salute during the presentation. NS Mayport held a Battle of Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial held at Memorial Park on March 21 with guest speaker, retired Capt. Bob Buehn.Tickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway DinnerFrom Mayport Navy LeagueThe Navy League of Mayport is host ing the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years event, which will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Numerous Veterans of the Battle of Midway and several widows of these Veterans, and Veterans of all branch es of the military have been invited to attend this years dinner. Additionally, Medal of Honor recipients and former Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in attendance. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening promises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excel lent opportunity to connect with survi vors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civilians, and retir ees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and entertainment. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are mandatory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner Tickets may be pur chased from the following locations: Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@ comcast.net Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-7947814; email: anuday00@aol.com 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Running the Ditch: Start of A Hu Tradition USS Hu City (CG 66) Public AffairsThe Golden Dragon crew of guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) ran a relay around the weather decks as its ship conducted a southbound transit of the Suez Canal, March 16. This is Hu Citys sec ond transit of the Suez Canal during a threemonth period and the crews second Running of the Ditch. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt alongside the Sinai Peninsula that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. During the Running of the Ditch, Hu City Sailors run a continuous relay around the weather decks for the entire length of the transit. The 15-hour southbound transit is exhausting for many, but the opportunity to go for a run, relieve some stress, and share in camarade rie is a welcoming idea. The transit is also unique, because of its proximity to land. Sailors who are not typically runners are seen stretching their legs in preparation for their laps. I really enjoy run ning and I wish we could do more things like this, said Engineman 2nd Class Robert Jackson. It really inspires people to get out there, all the while gen erating a team-like atmo sphere. Every Golden Dragon did their part during this Suez Canal transit and Running of the Ditch. During the December 2012 event, a total of 505 miles was logged around the weather decks. For this transit, the goal was set at 1,000 miles. While the Hu City crew fell short of its goal, they are already planning and organizing for their next Running of the Ditch when the ship commenc es its return transit to its homeport of Mayport, Fla.. One Sailor, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Vanderkallen, exceeded his goal by more than a couple of miles. Vanderkallen ran a grand total of 26.2 miles. A mile and a half is 8.5 laps around the weather decks from the focsle to the aft missile deck. Vanderkallen ran the mar athon in 3 hours and 45 minutes, keeping a pretty steady pace. I didnt set out to run a marathon, but when I realized I was on lap 140 I figured I should just keep going, said Vanderkallan. So thats exactly what I did. The Running of the Ditch 2013 was a success ful event and hopefully will be a topic of conver sation for years to come. It is an event like this that does not fade from ones memory fast and reminds Hu City Sailors of the family and team atmo sphere they have aboard. Relay organizer, Aviation Ordananceman 2nd Class Lisa Broadfield of the Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 8 All-Stars, played a big role in setting up the run. Hu City is deployed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibil ity promoting maritime security operations, the ater security cooperation efforts and support mis sions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCommand Master Chief Raymond Charest, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), begins his leg of the Running of the Ditch, a ship relay throughout the entire 101-mile Suez Canal transit. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is promoting maritime security operations, theater security coopera tion efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Taking The Test-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeInformation Systems Technician Seaman Louise R. Solomon, assigned to the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), takes the Navy-wide advancement exam on the ships mess decks. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsi bility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Improving NWU Wear In The FleetThe top 5 mistakes MCPON Stevens sees Sailors making with the NWU uniform in the fleet are: Improper boots; Improper blousing of trousers; Improper wear of eight point cover; Improper fit ting of uniform; Wearing uniform in wrong locations. Develop Leaders and Control What You Own. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 7

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It was at her first duty assignment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) that she realized she could run no more and that her true calling was as a Navy chaplain. I saw Chaplain Paul who I had run into peri odically and this night he had come out on the flight deck wearing his flight suit, she said. This made me a bit curious. So I started asking him a bunch of questions and he replied by telling me to come down to his office to talk about it. Rector met Chaplain Paul and the Marine Wing chaplain aboard at the time. They talked with her not only about their jobs but also about what Gods plan was for her. After a few hours, Rector decided to pray and see what hap pened. Gods answer was that he was calling her to ministry. God put people in my path to ensure I would go down this road, she said. After receiving her commission and going through her ministry training, Rector received orders to the Marine Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Then she served at Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB 3) at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. From there she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan from October 2008 to May 2009 and again in support of OEF from October 2010 to June 2011. Upon completion of her tour with CLB-3, Rector reported to her current assignment, CNSL Ministry Center in Mayport, Fla. She is serv ing temporarily with the Hu City for its deploy ment. Aboard Hu City, Rector stays involved in the everyday lives of the crew by organizing and leading tours and com munity relations projects and planning and par ticipating in steel beach picnics. She has imple mented and executed more than 40 briefs cover ing topics such as suicide awareness, sexual assault, personal finance and return and reunion sup port. (Rector) has been fully engaged in every aspect of our operations, spear heading our efforts to reduce operational stress, said Uhls. She is a topnotch naval officer and chaplain. Her passion for serving the needs of Sailors is clear and unde niable.From Page 1ChaplainVicksburg Motorcycle Ride For Safety USS Vicksburg PAOUSS Vicksburg con ducted a motorcycle ride opened to all riders in the command on a sunny Friday morning on March 15. The focus was on safe ty and building camaraderie. The event was led by Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Lewis. He rode the course, which began at the ships pier and ended in Amelia Island, the day before to make sure it was safe and hazard free. The participants gath ered at 10 a.m. to con duct a brief on the route, ensure everyone had the correct protective gear, and inspect the motorcy cles for proper operation. From there, the group rode along the scenic waterways of Little Talbot Island and Amelia Island. Hopefully, we were able to introduce a local getaway to some guys unfamiliar with the area, said Lewis. The ride ended at Sandy Bottoms Bar and Grill where the riders enjoyed a relaxing lunch on a deck over the beach. This ride served a couple of purposes: one, as an excuse to skip work on a sunny Friday after a long work week, and two, to show Sailors that we can all have fun while still practicing safety, said Capt. Logan Jones, com manding officer and avid Harley Davidson fan. Lewis said, this event built command cohesion through a common activ ity that we enjoy outside of the workplace. USS Vicksburg plans on developing further such events that bring Sailors from all around the ship together outside of the workplace. -Photo courtesy of USS VicksburgUSS Vicksburg Commanding Officer, Logan Jones leads ships crew on an open motorcycle ride to practice safety techniques. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Pinned Down On RGB-Photo by CTTSA Robert RoutonCryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt teaches Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jerremi Shoemaker how to properly cuff Electronics Technician 3rd Class Travis West during training onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). USO Yard Sale April 13 Have some things youd like to get off your hands? The Mayport USO is hav ing a yard sale Saturday, April 13th from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Space is limited so call the Mayport USO at (904) 246-2481 today to reserve your table. Tables are $10 for an inside table and $5 for an outside table. Table setup begins at 7 a.m. Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf Free Admission For Military Enjoy complimentary admission for all active duty, retirees, reservists, and dependents with military ID to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in April at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Military Wives Vendor Show May 4 Join the Mayport USO for another wonderful Military Wives Vendor Show. This event is free and open to the public. There will be raffle tick ets and food for sale. For more information, or to signup as a vendor, email: milwivesbusinessesande vents@gmail.com Relay For Life-NS Mayport Join Relay For Life and NS Mayport in fighting cancer. NS Mayport will host its first Relay For Life on April 13-14 with the opening ceremo ny beginning at noon. The theme this year is Seek and Destroy. This event is open to family, friends, coworkers, and those wishing to join the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ MayportFL. Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their tran sition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 9

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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 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 1, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 3, 11 a.m.-noon, Renting, Building 1, Room 719 April 4, 9-11:30 a.m., Marketing Yourself For a Second Career, Ocean Breeze Conference Center April 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 8-12, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 8, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO April 8, 1-3 p.m., Relationship Communication Building 1, Room 702 April 8, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Stroller Strut FFSC Building 1 April 10, 11 a.m.-noon, Gambling Awareness Building 1, Room 719 April 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 10, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 15-16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots to Business Building 1 Room 104 April 15, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 15-19. 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Training Building 1 Room 1616 April 17, 4:30-6 p.m., Home Buying Building 1 Room 1616 April 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 22-26, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 22, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Raising Financially Fit Kids, Building 1, Room 719 April 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tri-base Job Fair, Morocco Shrine Temple April 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 25, 1-3 p.m., English Tea for Expectant Moms, Chapel April 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop FFSC Room 702 April 29-May 3, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 29-May 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training Building 1, Room 702 April 30, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, What About The Kids? Building 1 Room 702 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 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. Get ShipShape With Health PromotionFrom Health Promotion by the OceanNavy and Marine Corp Public Health Centers directed 8-week Nutrition and Weight Management Class will start on April 16 and runs for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Class is open to active duty personnel, adult dependents, and retirees. Topics to be discussed include food groups, nutrition labels, calories, serving sizes, gro cery shopping, and food journaling. For more information, call Health Promotion by the Ocean at 904-270-5251 ext. 16. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Navys Only Airship Visits NS Mayport4th Fleet Public AffairsU.S. 4th Fleet is host ing the Naval Air Warfare Centers MZ-3A Airship in the Mayport area for a capabilities and flight demonstration. The blimp is a fly ing laboratory used to test sensors and multiintelligence suites for Department of Defense and other governmen tal agencies. The airship provides a slow mov ing, vibration free and low operating cost plat form required for some Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance sensors. It is these capabili ties that 4th Fleet wants to utilize in their Area of Responsibility (AOR), in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean to support Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) opera tions. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/commander U.S. 4th discussed how the airship could be utilized in the 4th Fleet AOR. Transnational crimi nal organizations (TCOs) utilize an array of tactics, low observable and high speed vessels, masked communication signa tures, sophisticated coor dination, to smuggle illicit cargo into the U.S. every year, he said. One way to enhance detection efforts against illicit trafficking within our area of opera tions is to utilize longendurance platforms with the ability to use a multi tude of sensors. LighterThan-Air (LTA) technolo gies have the potential to meet these operational needs. Harris went on to dis cuss not only the opera tional benefits of the blimp, but the cost benefit as well. In the current fiscal environment, 4th Fleet is looking towards innova tive, cost effective solu tions that can address the capability gaps caused by budget cuts, he added. One potential solution is the use of LTA tech nologies. These platforms have a large payload capacity to accommodate a variety of sensors, and equipment and can be aloft for long durations. The airship is sta tioned at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and is assigned to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Military Support Division Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1). The airship is operated by a contracted civilian crew and will be in the area through April 5. In July 2010, the airship deployed to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to assist in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery operation. COMUSNAVSO/ COMFOURTHFLT sup ports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -U.S. Navy PhotoThe Naval Air Warfare Centers MZ-3A Airship is visit ing the Naval Station Mayport area for a capabilities and flight demonstration. Willkommen an Bord (Welcome On Board) FGS Main, U-32 -Photo by MC1 Ian AndersonCapt. Chuck Nygaard, Chief of Staff, Commander 4th Fleet, is greeted by Cmdr. Senior Grade (Fregattenkapitn) Sasha Rackwitz, Commander German Task Group 421.04, prior to a reception hosted on board the flightdeck of the Elbe-class subma rine tender FGS Main (A 515). -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyGerman navy U-32 (S182) submarine sits moored at the pier in Naval Station Mayport. The foreign vessel is in Mayport conducting exercises with the U.S. Navy. Elbe-class submarine tender FGS Main (A 515) and U-32 are visiting Naval Station Mayport, Fla. in preparation for joint training excercises with the U.S. Navy. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 11

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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 April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 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 sur prises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (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 $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 April 8: NCAA Championship Game! 10 p.m. at Castaways. Cheer on your favorite team and win some great prizes. 270-7205 April 10: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities for great prizes. Free to enter. 270-7205 April 19: Live Music by Second Tyme Around. 9 pm at Castaways. 2707205 April 24: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 April 25: Bar Biathlon 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge (after Trivia). Test your skills at darts and billiards in our biathlon. Overall winner takes away a championship trophy. 270-7205 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 April 24: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tick ets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147 ITT Jacksonville Suns Baseball: Tickets on Sale April 4. Prices range from $5.50-$13.50 depending on section. 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. 2705145Liberty 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 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. April 5: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. April 7: Scary Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 9: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. April 10: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Mar. 4. April 12: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 13: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 14: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 15: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 17: 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! April 19: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. April 21: Comedy Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 22: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 24: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Mar. 4 April 26: Madden 13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 28: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 29: Killer Bunny. Will you win the quest to find the Magic Carrot? 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 30: COD: Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Kid ZoneApril 5: Teen Job Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be sub mitted by April 2, 2013 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 12: Freedom FridayInside Out. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 April 18: Youth Drama Club Presents Little Rascal. 4 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680 April 26: Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at the Teen Center. $15 advanced sign up, $20 day of if space permits. Permission slip required. Command Bowling-Photo courtesy of MWREighteen teams from commands all across Mayport compete in the Command Bowling Challenge on March 20 at Mayport Bowling Center. 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On The MessdeckMayport Bowling CenterThursday Cheeseburger with 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 hicken patty sand wich with lettuce, tomato, onion, pick les, fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75Focsle Lounge Spring SpecialsSmashed 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 Water Intramural Sports April 9: Spring Forward 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 9: Co-ed Softball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins April 29; season ends Jun. 20. 270-5451. April 16-19: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 8. 270-5452. April 23: Intramural 7v7 Soccer Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. April 26: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by April 18. 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 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) MWR Sports/FitnessAre You Ready For 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 obsta cles 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 return ing to the Spring event. Other events include the Canoe challenges, Swim relay, Basketball, Tennis, Balloon Launch and Tugo-War. Commands must turn in their sign-up sheets by April 5 at noon so that brackets can be made and events can start on time. For additional information, contact Rita Hammerstad at 270-5451. You can also register by emailing Hammerstad at rita.hammerstad@navy. mil. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Chaplain Best In Navy USS Hu City Public AffairsLt. Karen Rector is the 2013 recipient of the Military Chaplain Associations Chaplain of the Year award. The award honors the men and women of the military who have excelled in their core competencies, resiliency during challenges and their ministry that effec tively addresses the spiri tual and moral wounds of war. In a lifetime of service at sea, Chaplain Karen Rector is clearly the best chaplain that I have sailed with, said Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding offi cer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66). Chaplain of the year is a prestigious award that is in place to recognize the services finest and I dont believe anyone would have to look any further than Karen. The award will be announced in a cer emony April 10 during the Military Chaplain Associations annual banquet at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pa. Rector will be in the midst of a deployment aboard Hu City and will not be able to attend. I truly appreciate it considering we dont always see the fruits of our labor, said Rector. But my focus is on my job and the Sailors aboard the ship. Rector has always felt a close connection with God but she hasnt always served as a chaplain. She originally joined the Navy an as airframe structural mechanic I had actually joined the Navy because God wouldnt leave me alone, said Rector. I felt as if he was calling on me but I wasnt sure if I under stood what he wanted me to do. So I ran even though that didnt seem to change anything. Rector tried multiple paths in life but never found fulfillment in her choices. Growing up in Oakland, Ky., she played basketball and softball and ran track in high school. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, she enlisted in the Navy and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeLt. Karen Rector talks with a Sailor aboard USS Hu City (CG 66). Rector has been named the 2013 Military Chaplain Associations Chaplain of the Year for her service to the Sailors of Naval Station Mayport. Rector is currently serving on board the guided-missile cruiser deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.USS Gettysburg Holds Change of CommandUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsThe Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) held a change of com mand ceremony on March 21 on board the ship currently in port at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Brad Cooper relieved Capt. Bob Hein as commanding officer. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, praised Hein for his per formance during his tour. We pay tribute to an outstanding naval offi cer, Capt. Bob Hein, who has been at the top of his game throughout his entire command tour in the most powerful sur face combatant the world has ever seen an Aegisclass Cruiser the USS Gettysburg, said Sweeney during his remarks. During his tour, Hein supported both Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom by leading Gettysburg through their 2011 Arabian Gulf deployment. He also led the ship through several smaller exercises including Joint Warrior 12-2. Hein credited his Sailors for his successful tour. I say thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have been the true rock stars. You have performed with style and grace that has been unmatched in my 26 years serving on ships. Cooper, who assumed command of Gettysburg after serving in the White House as the first Executive Director of Joining Forces, a nationwide advocacy initia tive for veterans, service members and military families, expressed his enthusiasm about taking command of Gettysburg. For the great crew of this ship, it is the honor of a lifetime to serve as your commanding officer, he said. I look forward to achieving great things with you in the years to come. The Mayport Commissary will be open on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours only. Egg Hunt At Base ChapelFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Chapel is inviting Mayport families to enjoy a day of food, games and Easter cel ebration on March 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapel grounds on Massey Avenue. The Easter Bunny will be hopping 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 cancelled.Hydrant Testing In Base HousingFrom StaffFirst Coast Navy Fire & Emergency Services, Mayport Division will conduct annual inspec tion and testing of fire hydrants in base hous ing from April 1-19, except weekends. Housing residents are encouraged to refrain from perform ing household laundry during these periods to preclude accidental damage to clothing as a result of disturbed sedi ment in the water sys tem. Inspection dates and times for each gen eralized housing area are: Officer Housing (housing east of Lake Wonderwood) 1-5 April 1-5, 1-4 p.m. Enlisted Housing (housing west of Lake Wonderwood) April 8-12, 1-4 p.m. Ribault Bay Housing April 15-19, 1-4 p.m. If you have any ques tions, contact the duty Assistant Fire Chief at 904-270-5334 ext. 19.-Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Bradford Cooper II reads his orders to relieve Capt. Bob Hein, left, as commanding officer of USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as guest speaker Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, looks on.See Chaplain, Page 8

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Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) 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 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 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, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror With just nine weeks remaining in the school year, fewer for those for seniors, does your child need help getting over the end-of-the year hump? Tutor.com offers help with homework, study ing, and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elementary math to physics. All military dependent students (of active duty military) worldwide can use the program, regardless of where they attend school. If he has become bogged down in a par ticular course and noth ing you provide seems to help, try Tutor.com Navy service members and their families now have FREE, unlimited access to online tutoring from Tutor.com. Expert tutors help students of all agesfrom K-12 to col lege to adult learners one-to-one in math, sci ence, social studies and English, as well as with resume writing, and interview preparation. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever a student needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom and work one-to-one in math, science, social stud ies, and English until the problem is solved. All tutors are screened, cer tified and backgroundchecked. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. This program is pro vided by the Department of Defense. Authorized patrons include U.S. active duty military ser vice members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard person nel on active duty in a deployed status, and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their depen dents. To access the program, login to Navy Knowledge Online account and click on the REFERENCE tab. Look for the Tutor. com box in the right col umn, and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor. Authorized users will then follow instructions on the Web site for password and login information. It is also about this time that the pressure to get high marks on exams kicks in. Students who get nervous before a test should be encouraged to try the following tips and strategies for keeping anxiety down and energy up for the next big exam. Dont cram: Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave your child exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying is more effec tive if done in small doses over several days. Make up practice questions or take prac tice tests: Knowing the format and style of a test can reduce anxiety. Encourage students to always ask their teachers about how the test will be formatted. Studying is so much more effec tive when you know what types of questions youll be answering. Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep con tributes heavily to anxiety. Be sure your child goes to bed on time the night before an exam. Eat a healthy break fast: Blood sugar is at its lowest in the morning. In order to think and prob lem-solve effectively, students need to refuel. But a good breakfast for one child is not the same for another. Figure out what works best for you child. Read through the exam to budget time: By looking over the test, your child can avoid any unexpected surprises (and anxiety). Previewing also insures finishing in the allotted time. Read all directions: Some students are so anxious to get the test over with that they fail to read the directions. Jot notes: Jotting down brief notes right away can help your child feel less anxious about forgetting important facts or key information. Some stu dents write important formulas or critical dates in the margin as soon as they receive their test papers. Answer easy questions first: Getting the easier questions out of the way builds self-confidence Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingJust Nine Weeks Remain in the School YearWhile Easter is an important religious holy day for Christians, it has also become a popular cultural holiday in our society for many people regardless of faith back ground. For those of us of the Christian faith, we can sometimes struggle to remember and focus on the religious meaning of Easter in the midst of all the cultural traditions in our communities which can also be wholesome and fun. Easter is the oldest annual holy day of the Christian calendar. Early Christians identified the first day of the week, Sunday, as the proper day for a weekly com memoration of Christs Resurrection. And at least from the 2nd century onward, Easter has been an annual remembrance of Jesus suffering and death and a celebration of His Resurrection. This annual event eventually developed into a celebra tion over multiple days commemorating specific parts of the Easter story: Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), remembering the Last Supper; Good Friday, remembering Christs Passion; Holy Saturday (Easter Eve or the Vigil of Easter); and Easter Sunday itself. The date of Easter, being dependent on a lunar calendar, moves around from year to year and can catch some of us by surprise and make it more difficult to plan and prepare for. For Western Christians, Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between 22 March and 25 April. Easter this year will be this coming Sunday. Because of different cal endars, there are differ ences between Western Christian and Eastern Christian dates for Easter. In early Christianity, the term Easter was not used yet. Because of its con nection with the Jewish Passover, early Christians referred to it simply as Pascha the Greek ver sion of the Hebrew word Pesach or Passover. In many other languages, the word for Easter is still based on the Hebrew word for Passover. The English word Easter may have originally referred to a spring festival and was later used as the term for the Christian holy day. Many Christians may wonder how we, as indi viduals and families, can make better use of Easter to celebrate Jesus Christ and to focus on the significant themes of redemption and resurrection. Easter can be more meaningful if we make it a learning opportu nity as well as an impor tant occasion to worship together. We can con sider how flowers, eggs, and even spring itself are symbols of rebirth and new life. Further, we can study about the last week of Jesus life (Holy Week) to remind us of the true meaning of Easter. In our families, we can read from the Scriptural accounts of Jesus last days, talk about what the events mean to us, and sing and pray together. Music can be spiritually power ful. In addition to sing ing, listening to beautiful music about Christ can help bring the spirit of the Easter season into our lives. Having Easter family devotionals at home can be a worthwhile addi tion to attending special worship services. We can take time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to help us focus on the cen tral events of Holy Week. And we can also take time on Easter morning to read a Scriptural account of the Resurrection and have prayer, perhaps even before we think about Easter eggs and candy! Easter is a time of hope, joy, and peace. I pray that we will all consider how we can make the most of Easter as individuals, families, churches, and communities. I also pray that whatever our specific customs and traditions may be, we will remember and celebrate the true meaning of Easter.Chap Luke Wilson Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSCelebrating The True Meaning Of EasterFrigates Honored Their Namesakes Director, Surface WarfareAs a Navy tradition, we celebrate a ships achievements and history with decommissioning or inactivation ceremonies. Today, we reflect on three Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates that concluded service to the nation this month: USS Underwood (FFG 36), USS Carr (FFG 52), and USS Klakring (FFG 42), which decom missioned Friday in Mayport, Fla. This class of ships honors Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who was named the Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The Navy originally built 51 of these guided missile warships, replac ing the Knox class frigates of the 1960s and various classes of destroyers that were in service during World War II. Designed to provide local area protection to battle groups, underway replenish ment groups, amphibious forces, and military and merchant shipping from submarines, their mis sion evolved over time to include enhanced-mari time interdiction opera tions, mine warfare, and counter narcotics opera tions both as a member of battle groups and as independent deployers. After more than 30 years of active service, USS Underwood (FFG 36) was decommis sioned March 8, 2013, in Mayport, Fla. She was commissioned Jan. 29, 1983, as the 29th ship in the class. Her name sake, Capt. Gordon Waite Underwood, received the Navy Cross for his achievements while in command of USS Spadefish (SS 411) during World War II. Following her maiden deployment to the Sixth Fleet area of responsibil ity, Underwood received tasking in January 1986 to spearhead search and rescue efforts after the tragic space shuttle Challenger disaster over the Atlantic Ocean. A truly Just Friend and Brave Enemy, she deployed in sup port of operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Gulf. Following the dev astating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Underwood par ticipated in Operation Unified Response humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. USS Carr (FFG 52), the 42nd ship in the class, was commissioned July 27, 1985, at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., and decommissioned March 13, 2013 in Norfolk, Va. Named for Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, the ship honors the gun ners mates display of outstanding skill and courage while serving aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) during the battle off Samar in World War II. GM3 Carr was posthu mously awarded the Silver Star. During the 1980s, Carr deployed as a convoy commander and a tanker escort in the Arabian Gulf as well as a law enforce ment and counter-nar cotics platform in the Caribbean Sea. She aided USS Bonefish (SS 582) after the conventionallypowered submarine suf fered a fire in 1988, resulting in the rescue of nearly 90 submariners. As a key asset in maritime inter cept operations, Carrs deployments during the 1990s and 2000s included missions in the Arabian Gulf, and Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. The ship deployed 13 times during her 27 years of service. USS Klakring (FFG 42) honors Rear Adm. Thomas Klakring, submarine commander of USS Guardfish (SS 217) during World War II. His daring service earned him three Navy Crosses and a post humous promotion. The 33rd in class, Klakring was commissioned August 20, 1983 in Bath, Maine. Her initial mid-1980s deployments were to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, as well as to the Arabian Gulf where she participated in escort operations of Kuwaiti owned oil tankers during Operation Earnest Will. In 1993, she participated in Operation Support Democracy off Haitis coast, countering drug operations. In 2002, she participated in UNITAS and, during recent years, she conducted several counter-narcotic deploy ments to U.S. Southern Command. Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigates have per formed brilliantly for more than 30 years. A force in numbers, they protected vital shipping against foreign aggression and forcefully contributed in our strategic shift to the Arabian Gulf. However, we built these ships with a different threat in mind than exists today and the cost to upgrade the ships combat systems to pace the current threat became prohibitive. Today, we are building ships that are modular, adaptable and flexible, allowing us to quickly and affordably upgrade our fighting batteries without taking the ship off line for years at a time. We salute these three frigates as they have superbly served our nation and Navy. Fair winds and follow ing seas, and thank you for your honored and highly dedicated service.See School, Page 3 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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and allows your child the time to focus more clearly on the harder questions. Organize thoughts before writing: Students who organize their writ ing responses before they start writing typically score higher. Having a plan or even a short out line insures a well-struc tured response which hits all the main points. Think positively: Negative thoughts during a test (e.g., Im going to fail) can not only destroy your childs confidence, but also take up valuable time which should be used to concentrate on the test! Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxi ety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. So hopefully a combination of tutoring through Tutor.com and these test tips will help your child achieve success and readily promote to the next grade. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, want a copy of the Un/Underfunded Mandates for Duval Schools, or have concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 ext. 1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. From Page 2SchoolCoast Guardsman Is Enlisted Person Of Year U.S. Coast Guard Public AffairsCoast Guardsman assigned to Jacksonville Beach unit named Enlisted Person of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in Atlantic Beach honored a Sagamore Beach, Mass., native for selection as its 2012 Enlisted Person of the Year during a cer emony at Naval Station Mayport Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Antel, a boat swain mate stationed at Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was honored as the Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year and was presented with an award by the Navy League. I never thought Id be selected, Antel said. It blew me away. I feel honored and excited. The Navy League and the Port of Jacksonville Propeller Club, which hosted the dinner and ceremony, presented Antel with a scrapbook containing $100, two tickets to the Battle of Midway commemorative dinner and several donated gifts from area restaurants, service providers, museums and other attractions. As the ANT Jacksonville Beach operations petty officer, Antel played a pivotal role in the planning of 4,250 crew underway hours and the repair of 246 aids to navigation. He supervised the success ful certification of seven boat crewmembers, four boat coxswains and the certification of the exec utive petty officer. He played a direct role in the completion of rating per formance qualifications leading to the advance ment of four members of the ANT. Additionally, he spent more than 400 hours underway in sup port of operations during 2012. Antel finished all the requirements for a Bachelor of Science and received his diploma from Excelsior College December 2012. He also volunteered in his com munity by coordinating a local food drive, coaching Naval Station Mayports 6-year-old and under basketball league, helping at various Navy League functions, participating in Habitat for Humanity events and volunteer ing at a local elementary school. There are roughly 375 people in Sector Jacksonville who work extremely hard but its nice to select one shining example to be the repre sentative for all the great work we do here, said Capt. Tom Allan, Sector Jacksonville commander. Petty Officer Antel exemplifies everything we look for in that representative, and were all very proud of him. The Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year program recog nizes exceptional men and women from Sector Jacksonville and its sub units. Considered the best and brightest from the field, these individu als are selected by a panel of senior enlisted mem bers who evaluate each nominee against a set of established criteria that includes performance, work ethics, military bearing, standards of conduct and a strong community service commitment. The Enlisted Person of the Year program is designed to recog nize enlisted persons in the workforce in pay grades E-2 through E-6. Nominees must reflect the spirit of pride, professionalism, dedication and must embody the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devo tion to duty. The waters of the United States and its ter ritories are marked to assist navigation. The U.S. Aids to Navigation system employs a sim ple arrangement of col ors, shapes, numbers and light characteristics to mark navigable chan nels, waterways and obstructions adjacent to these. These aids may be anything from lighted structures, beacons, day markers, range lights, fog signals and landmarks to floating buoys. Coast Guard aids to navigation teams are primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining the aids. -Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren JorgensenPetty Officer 1st Class Brian Antel, a boatswains mate stationed at Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was honored as the Sector Jacksonville Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 and was presented with an award by the Navy League during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport Friday, March 22, 2013. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 Mayport Bids Farewell To Big K4th Fleet Public AffairsAfter nearly 30 years of Naval service, friends, family and service mem bers gathered at Naval Station Mayport to bid farewell to the Oliver Perry class Frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) March 22nd, during a decom missioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. With the ships com pany manning the rails, Capt. Paul Flood, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14, talked about the long proud tradition of Klakring. From maritime patrols in the Persian Gulf, antipiracy operations off the coast of Africa, to coun ter narcotics patrols in the Caribbean Sea, Klakring have always performed exceptionally, said Flood. Flood went on to thank Cmdr. Bertram Hodge, commanding officer of Klakring for his leader ship as the ship prepared to decommission. I have been fortu nate as a Commodore to be able to rely on Cmdr. Hodge, he knows that the morale of a ship is in its -Photo by Paige GnannUSS Klakring's Color Guard (FFG 42) presents the colors during the ship's decommissioning ceremony held pierside at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. on March 22. A guided missile frigate, USS Klakring is the 36th ship in the Oliver Hazard Perry-class and was commissioned Aug. 20, 1983. She has a crew of 17 officers and 198 enlisted, and can support a SH-60 III or MQ-8 Fire Scout detachment consisting of six officers and 15 enlisted personnel. Cmdr. B.C. Hodge currently serves as the ship's commanding officer. She will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia and offered for foreign military sale. -Photo by Paige GnannDestroyer Squadron 14 Commodore, Capt. Paul Flood, hails the notable accomplishments and winning legacy of the guided missile frigate, USS Klakring (FFG 42) during the ships decommissioning ceremony on March 22 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Flood also thanked Cmdr. Bertram Hodge (seated right), the ships commanding officer during the decommissioning process, for his service to the ship and Navy. See Klakring, Page 5 -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Bertram Hodge, decommissioning Commanding Officer of USS Klakring (FFG 42) speaks of the frigates proud history as a U.S. Naval vessel.-Photo by Paige GnannFriends, families and former crew members gather pierside as plankowners and current crewmembers man the rails of USS Klakring during its decommissioning Friday.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners and the family of the ships namesake, Adm. Thomas B. Klakring, sit in view of the current crew members manning the rails of USS Klakring.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners of USS Klakring (FFG 42) call out a final cheer for Big K after leaving the ship during its decommissioning on March 22 at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by LSCS(SW)Tam DinhUSS Klakring Executive Officer, Lt. S.S. Whitworth, right, salutes Hodge after the ships colors are retired.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 5 ability to get underway and successfully complete the mission, said Flood. Hodge then addressed the crowd, and spoke about the hard work of the crew and carrying on the tradition of Klakring to the fleet. I could spend my entire speech praising the efforts of the crew, they did an outstanding job. As they depart Klakring they will go on to their next commands and take the fighting spirit of the Klakring with them, said Hodge. In more than 29 years of service Klakring complet ed more than 22 deploy ments from three home ports and traveled more than 3.2 million miles worldwide during its ser vice time. Those deploy ments were to the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa. Klakring was com missioned on Aug. 20, 1983, and is named after Rear Admiral Thomas B. Klakring (1904-1975), a Navy submarine com mander during World War II. Klakrings final deploy ment was to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsi bility, operating in the Caribbean Sea and off the Coast of South America, in support of Operation Martillio. Operation Martillio, is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit traffick ing routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is led by Joint Interagency Task Force South, a component of U.S. Southern Command. The ceremony con cluded with the crew of Klakring departing the ship, once the last Sailor crossed the brow, the ship was officially decommis sioned. From Page 4Klakring-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonSailors salutes the ensign as it is lowered on the fantail of the USS Klakring. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years of service aboard Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonPlank owners from the first crew of the Klakring walk off the ship for the last time during its decommissioning ceremony. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years.-Photo by LSCS(SW)Tam DinhUSS Klakrings crew disembark the ship at its decommissioning ceremony on March 22.-Photo by Paige GnannPlank owners and crew members of USS Klakring man the rail together during the ships decommissioning ceremony. -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseCmdr. Bertram C. Hodge, decommissioning commanding officer of USS Klakring, presents the commissioning pennant to the family of the ships namesake, Adm. Thomas B. Klakring.-Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonSailors assigned to the USS Klakring walk off the ship for the last time carrying the ships Dont Tread on Me and Ensign. Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years of service aboard Naval Station Mayport.

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E for Excellent Service On Halyburton USS Halyburton Disbursing OfficerCommander, Navy Exchange Service Command recognized USS Halyburtons ships store by presenting the Ships Store Retail Service Excellence Award dur ing a recent visit to Naval Station Mayport Fla. The store was evaluated in many areas, including crew satisfaction and the Stores ability to achieve stock turn. Requirements for this award are a goal for most ships, but Halyburton has made this their standard throughout the year. Transferring $20,000 of profits to MWR in two consecutive account ing periods and scor ing 96 percent during the Supply Management Certification proves Halyburton continues to set the standard. Whether processing laundry, working in the barbershop, or serving customers in the store, they always pro vide outstanding customer service. The Ships Servicemen of Halyburton continuously lead the way in retail customer service.Hughes congratulates the Leading Petty Officer of S-3 division, Ships Serviceman 1st Class Durben Matthews and Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Kenny Liningham on a job well done. -Photos courtesy of USS HalyburtonCNSL Force Supply Officer Capt. Don S. Hughes presenting the Ships Service Excellence Award to Ensign Jeffrey Bland, Disbursing Officer of USS Halyburton. Taking The Test-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Color Guard parade the colors while members of the Navy and Marine Corps salute during the presentation. NS Mayport held a Battle of Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial held at Memorial Park on March 21 with guest speaker, retired Capt. Bob Buehn.Tickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway DinnerFrom Mayport Navy LeagueThe Navy League of Mayport is host ing the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years event, which will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Numerous Veterans of the Battle of Midway and several widows of these Veterans, and Veterans of all branch es of the military have been invited to attend this years dinner. Additionally, Medal of Honor recipients and former Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in attendance. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening promises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excel lent opportunity to connect with survi vors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civilians, and retir ees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and entertainment. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are mandatory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner. Tickets may be pur chased from the following locations: Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@ comcast.net Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-7947814; email: anuday00@aol.com 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Running the Ditch: Start of A Hu Tradition USS Hu City (CG 66) Public AffairsThe Golden Dragon crew of guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) ran a relay around the weather decks as its ship conducted a southbound transit of the Suez Canal, March 16. This is Hu Citys sec ond transit of the Suez Canal during a threemonth period and the crews second Running of the Ditch. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt alongside the Sinai Peninsula that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. During the Running of the Ditch, Hu City Sailors run a continuous relay around the weather decks for the entire length of the transit. The 15-hour southbound transit is exhausting for many, but the opportunity to go for a run, relieve some stress, and share in camarade rie is a welcoming idea. The transit is also unique, because of its proximity to land. Sailors who are not typically runners are seen stretching their legs in preparation for their laps. I really enjoy run ning and I wish we could do more things like this, said Engineman 2nd Class Robert Jackson. It really inspires people to get out there, all the while gen erating a team-like atmo sphere. Every Golden Dragon did their part during this Suez Canal transit and Running of the Ditch. During the December 2012 event, a total of 505 miles was logged around the weather decks. For this transit, the goal was set at 1,000 miles. While the Hu City crew fell short of its goal, they are already planning and organizing for their next Running of the Ditch when the ship commenc es its return transit to its homeport of Mayport, Fla.. One Sailor, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Vanderkallen, exceeded his goal by more than a couple of miles. Vanderkallen ran a grand total of 26.2 miles. A mile and a half is 8.5 laps around the weather decks from the focsle to the aft missile deck. Vanderkallen ran the marathon in 3 hours and 45 minutes, keeping a pretty steady pace. I didnt set out to run a marathon, but when I realized I was on lap 140 I figured I should just keep going, said Vanderkallan. So thats exactly what I did. The Running of the Ditch 2013 was a successful event and hopefully will be a topic of conver sation for years to come. It is an event like this that does not fade from ones memory fast and reminds Hu City Sailors of the family and team atmo sphere they have aboard. Relay organizer, Aviation Ordananceman 2nd Class Lisa Broadfield of the Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 8 All-Stars, played a big role in setting up the run. Hu City is deployed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibil ity promoting maritime security operations, the ater security cooperation efforts and support mis sions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCommand Master Chief Raymond Charest, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), begins his leg of the Running of the Ditch, a ship relay throughout the entire 101-mile Suez Canal transit. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Taking The Test-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeInformation Systems Technician Seaman Louise R. Solomon, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), takes the Navy-wide advancement exam on the ships mess decks. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Improving NWU Wear In The FleetThe top 5 mistakes MCPON Stevens sees Sailors making with the NWU uniform in the fleet are: Improper boots; Improper blousing of trousers; Improper wear of eight point cover; Improper fitting of uniform; Wearing uniform in wrong locations. Develop Leaders and Control What You Own. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 7

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It was at her first duty assignment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) that she realized she could run no more and that her true calling was as a Navy chaplain. I saw Chaplain Paul who I had run into peri odically and this night he had come out on the flight deck wearing his flight suit, she said. This made me a bit curious. So I started asking him a bunch of questions and he replied by telling me to come down to his office to talk about it. Rector met Chaplain Paul and the Marine Wing chaplain aboard at the time. They talked with her not only about their jobs but also about what Gods plan was for her. After a few hours, Rector decided to pray and see what happened. Gods answer was that he was calling her to ministry. God put people in my path to ensure I would go down this road, she said. After receiving her commission and going through her ministry training, Rector received orders to the Marine Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Then she served at Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB 3) at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. From there she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan from October 2008 to May 2009 and again in support of OEF from October 2010 to June 2011. Upon completion of her tour with CLB-3, Rector reported to her current assignment, CNSL Ministry Center in Mayport, Fla. She is serving temporarily with the Hu City for its deploy ment. Aboard Hu City, Rector stays involved in the everyday lives of the crew by organizing and leading tours and com munity relations projects and planning and par ticipating in steel beach picnics. She has imple mented and executed more than 40 briefs covering topics such as suicide awareness, sexual assault, personal finance and return and reunion sup port. (Rector) has been fully engaged in every aspect of our operations, spear heading our efforts to reduce operational stress, said Uhls. She is a topnotch naval officer and chaplain. Her passion for serving the needs of Sailors is clear and unde niable.From Page 1ChaplainVicksburg Motorcycle Ride For Safety USS Vicksburg PAOUSS Vicksburg con ducted a motorcycle ride opened to all riders in the command on a sunny Friday morning on March 15. The focus was on safety and building camaraderie. The event was led by Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Lewis. He rode the course, which began at the ships pier and ended in Amelia Island, the day before to make sure it was safe and hazard free. The participants gath ered at 10 a.m. to con duct a brief on the route, ensure everyone had the correct protective gear, and inspect the motorcy cles for proper operation. From there, the group rode along the scenic waterways of Little Talbot Island and Amelia Island. Hopefully, we were able to introduce a local getaway to some guys unfamiliar with the area, said Lewis. The ride ended at Sandy Bottoms Bar and Grill where the riders enjoyed a relaxing lunch on a deck over the beach. This ride served a couple of purposes: one, as an excuse to skip work on a sunny Friday after a long work week, and two, to show Sailors that we can all have fun while still practicing safety, said Capt. Logan Jones, com manding officer and avid Harley Davidson fan. Lewis said, this event built command cohesion through a common activ ity that we enjoy outside of the workplace. USS Vicksburg plans on developing further such events that bring Sailors from all around the ship together outside of the workplace. -Photo courtesy of USS VicksburgUSS Vicksburg Commanding Officer, Logan Jones leads ships crew on an open motorcycle ride to practice safety techniques. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Pinned Down On RGB-Photo by CTTSA Robert RoutonCryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt teaches Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jerremi Shoemaker how to properly cuff Electronics Technician 3rd Class Travis West during training onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). USO Yard Sale April 13 Have some things youd like to get off your hands? The Mayport USO is hav ing a yard sale Saturday, April 13th from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Space is limited so call the Mayport USO at (904) 246-2481 today to reserve your table. Tables are $10 for an inside table and $5 for an outside table. Table setup begins at 7 a.m. Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf Free Admission For Military Enjoy complimentary admission for all active duty, retirees, reservists, and dependents with military ID to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in April at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Military Wives Vendor Show May 4 Join the Mayport USO for another wonderful Military Wives Vendor Show. This event is free and open to the public. There will be raffle tick ets and food for sale. For more information, or to signup as a vendor, email: milwivesbusinessesande vents@gmail.com Relay For Life-NS Mayport Join Relay For Life and NS Mayport in fighting cancer. NS Mayport will host its first Relay For Life on April 13-14 with the opening ceremo ny beginning at noon. The theme this year is Seek and Destroy. This event is open to family, friends, coworkers, and those wishing to join the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ MayportFL. Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their transition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 9

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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 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 1, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 3, 11 a.m.-noon, Renting, Building 1, Room 719 April 4, 9-11:30 a.m., Marketing Yourself For a Second Career, Ocean Breeze Conference Center April 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 8-12, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 8, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO April 8, 1-3 p.m., Relationship Communication Building 1, Room 702 April 8, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Stroller Strut FFSC Building 1 April 10, 11 a.m.-noon, Gambling Awareness Building 1, Room 719 April 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 10, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 15-16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots to Business Building 1 Room 104 April 15, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 15-19. 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Training Building 1 Room 1616 April 17, 4:30-6 p.m., Home Buying Building 1 Room 1616 April 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 22-26, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 22, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Class FFSC Room 702 April 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Raising Financially Fit Kids, Building 1, Room 719 April 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tri-base Job Fair, Morocco Shrine Temple April 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Employment Seminar Building 1 Room 719 April 25, 1-3 p.m., English Tea for Expectant Moms, Chapel April 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO April 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop FFSC Room 702 April 29-May 3, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 April 29-May 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training Building 1, Room 702 April 30, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, What About The Kids? Building 1 Room 702 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 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. Get ShipShape With Health PromotionFrom Health Promotion by the OceanNavy and Marine Corp Public Health Centers directed 8-week Nutrition and Weight Management Class will start on April 16 and runs for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Class is open to active duty personnel, adult dependents, and retirees. Topics to be discussed include food groups, nutrition labels, calories, serving sizes, gro cery shopping, and food journaling. For more information, call Health Promotion by the Ocean at 904-270-5251 ext. 16. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Navys Only Airship Visits NS Mayport4th Fleet Public AffairsU.S. 4th Fleet is host ing the Naval Air Warfare Centers MZ-3A Airship in the Mayport area for a capabilities and flight demonstration. The blimp is a fly ing laboratory used to test sensors and multiintelligence suites for Department of Defense and other governmen tal agencies. The airship provides a slow mov ing, vibration free and low operating cost plat form required for some Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance sensors. It is these capabili ties that 4th Fleet wants to utilize in their Area of Responsibility (AOR), in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean to support Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/commander U.S. 4th discussed how the airship could be utilized in the 4th Fleet AOR. Transnational crimi nal organizations (TCOs) utilize an array of tactics, low observable and high speed vessels, masked communication signa tures, sophisticated coor dination, to smuggle illicit cargo into the U.S. every year, he said. One way to enhance detection efforts against illicit trafficking within our area of opera tions is to utilize longendurance platforms with the ability to use a multi tude of sensors. LighterThan-Air (LTA) technolo gies have the potential to meet these operational needs. Harris went on to dis cuss not only the opera tional benefits of the blimp, but the cost benefit as well. In the current fiscal environment, 4th Fleet is looking towards innova tive, cost effective solu tions that can address the capability gaps caused by budget cuts, he added. One potential solution is the use of LTA tech nologies. These platforms have a large payload capacity to accommodate a variety of sensors, and equipment and can be aloft for long durations. The airship is sta tioned at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and is assigned to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Military Support Division Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1). The airship is operated by a contracted civilian crew and will be in the area through April 5. In July 2010, the airship deployed to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to assist in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery operation. COMUSNAVSO/ COMFOURTHFLT sup ports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -U.S. Navy PhotoThe Naval Air Warfare Centers MZ-3A Airship is visit ing the Naval Station Mayport area for a capabilities and flight demonstration. Willkommen an Bord (Welcome On Board) FGS Main, U-32 -Photo by MC1 Ian AndersonCapt. Chuck Nygaard, Chief of Staff, Commander 4th Fleet, is greeted by Cmdr. Senior Grade (Fregattenkapitn) Sasha Rackwitz, Commander German Task Group 421.04, prior to a reception hosted on board the flightdeck of the Elbe-class submarine tender FGS Main (A 515). -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyGerman navy U-32 (S182) submarine sits moored at the pier in Naval Station Mayport. The foreign vessel is in Mayport conducting exercises with the U.S. Navy. Elbe-class submarine tender FGS Main (A 515) and U-32 are visiting Naval Station Mayport, Fla. in preparation for joint training excercises with the U.S. Navy. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 11

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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 April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 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 sur prises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (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 $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 April 8: NCAA Championship Game! 10 p.m. at Castaways. Cheer on your favorite team and win some great prizes. 270-7205 April 10: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities for great prizes. Free to enter. 270-7205 April 19: Live Music by Second Tyme Around. 9 pm at Castaways. 2707205 April 24: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 April 25: Bar Biathlon 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge (after Trivia). Test your skills at darts and billiards in our biathlon. Overall winner takes away a championship trophy. 270-7205 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 April 24: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tick ets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147 ITT Jacksonville Suns Baseball: Tickets on Sale April 4. Prices range from $5.50-$13.50 depending on section. 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. 2705145Liberty 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 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. April 5: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. April 7: Scary Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 9: Snag Golf. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. April 10: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Mar. 4. April 12: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 13: Ping-Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 14: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 15: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 17: 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! April 19: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Cost $5. April 21: Comedy Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 22: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 24: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Mar. 4 April 26: Madden 13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 28: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! April 29: Killer Bunny. Will you win the quest to find the Magic Carrot? 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 30: COD: Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Kid ZoneApril 5: Teen Job Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Open to Teens of active duty military only. Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2013 in order to attend event. 2460347 April 12: Freedom FridayInside Out. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 April 18: Youth Drama Club Presents Little Rascal. 4 p.m. at the Youth Center. 270-5680 April 26: Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at the Teen Center. $15 advanced sign up, $20 day of if space permits. Permission slip required. Command Bowling-Photo courtesy of MWREighteen teams from commands all across Mayport compete in the Command Bowling Challenge on March 20 at Mayport Bowling Center. 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On The MessdeckMayport Bowling CenterThursday Cheeseburger with 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 hicken patty sand wich with lettuce, tomato, onion, pick les, fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75Focsle Lounge Spring SpecialsSmashed 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 Water Intramural Sports April 9: Spring Forward 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. April 9: Co-ed Softball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins April 29; season ends Jun. 20. 270-5451. April 16-19: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 8. 270-5452. April 23: Intramural 7v7 Soccer Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. 2705451. April 26: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by April 18. 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 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) MWR Sports/FitnessAre You Ready For 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 obsta cles 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 Tugo-War. Commands must turn in their sign-up sheets by April 5 at noon so that brackets can be made and events can start on time. For additional information, contact Rita Hammerstad at 270-5451. You can also register by emailing Hammerstad at rita.hammerstad@navy. mil. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 28, 2013 13

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