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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Welcome Back USS Farragut! RGB Sets Deployment Record With Fire ScoutFrom Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Public AffairsThe U.S. Navys MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter surpassed another milestone in March when the MQ-8B Fire Scout helicop ter completed its 600th deployed flight hour while embarked on USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). The unmanned helicopter, part of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, logged its 600th deployed flight hour March 31. This record exceeds the previous Fire Scout deployment mile stone by 100 hours and will likely climb higher with nearly two months remaining on the frigates Mediterranean deploy ment. This is the fifth seabased deployment for the MQ-8B. Fire Scout routinely flies 17 hours per day, while provid ing a 12-hour real-time Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) orbit to combatant com manders. USS Bradley received communication upgrades allowing the aircrafts Full Motion Video (FMV) camera feed to be distrib uted to the ships Combat Information Center (CIC) and to commanders at military installations throughout the world. The teams of USS Bradley and HSC-22 have taken Fire Scout and mar itime ISR to a new level, said Capt. Patrick Smith, Fire Scout program man ager at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. They tackled multiple sparing, integration and opera tional issues. Their per severance demonstrated the significance of mari time based ISR. Fire Scout continues to be in great demand and is answering the call globally via our shipboard deployments. Smith said the team will continue to take les sons learned and provide improvements to future deployments. The U.S Navy brings a unique capability to the ISR customer, said Cmdr. Pete Ehlers, USS Bradley commanding officer. Fire Scout is a proven technol ogy with greater multipayload and mission capability than smaller UAVs the Navy operates. We are able to access many areas of interest without adding an unde sirable U.S footprint on land. Since 2006, the Northrop Grumman-built Fire Scout system has flown more than 8,000 flight hours with more than half of the flight hours performing realworld operational task ing during ship-based and land-based deploy ments within the past 18 months. This deployment also marks the first time that an HSC squadron has deployed with the Fire Scout. Previous deploy ments have all been con ducted by the Helicopter Maritime Strike commu nity. Im extremely proud of our aircraft maintain ers and aircrew, said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Meskimen, -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, talks with a VPK class at the Child Development Center before signing a proclamation declaring April Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month .Mayport Signs SAAM, Child Abuse Prevention Proclamations -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseRepresentatives from Naval Station Mayport Sexual Assault Victim Intervention team, along with NCIS, Chaplains and Fleet and Family Support Center join NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, as he signs a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeChief Gas Turbine System Technician Seung Song, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Farragut deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. See Pages 4-5 for full story and photos. To see all the photos from Saturdays homecoming, go to www.mayportmirror.com and check out the photo gallery section. See RGB, Page 9

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 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 Shipmates, Spring is in the air, and the activity is ratcheting up, here at Planet Awesome! Last week I signed two proclamations April is Children Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Both subjects are very seri ous societal issues and unfortunately our neighborhoods, the Navy and our Nation as a whole are not immune to either of these crimes. I am, however, very proud of the work that our Sailors here at Mayport and Navy leadership has made towards identifying, educating and eradicating these crimes from our Fleet. By regulation, the Navy only allows two sanctioned charitable fundraisers to be held each year. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fundraiser is one of those events and is currently under way. NMCRS does phenomenal things for every dollar we raised last year, our Shipmates at Naval Station Mayport got 6 dollars back. I know every Sailor has heard a story about someone running u p a credit card bill buying jewelry or going out to restaurants and running up incredible credit card debt, then going to NMCRS to get it paid off. Let me tell you something that doesnt happen at Naval Station Mayport. Bill Kennedy and his team do not give out grants, loans or any other money to pay off credit card bills for undisciplined spending. NMCRS has twice, in the last two years, paid for a Sailor to come home from overseas because of a death of a child. Not only did they bring the sailors home, but arranged all payments for the funeral expenses, so the Family wasnt burdened with any outside influences and could concentrate on their Family. A disturb ing trend that they are seeing now, is the number of retirees that are getting in financial straights. Some have been laid off of their jobs and they have mort gage payments they cant make frankly, these are people who have served hon orably and faithfully, and at this point in their lives, they shouldnt have to worry about putting the next meal on the table. Those are the type of people that NMCRS are helping when no one else will! So if youve got t he opportunity to contribute to Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, it comes back six fold to us. Its shipmates helping shipmates. Next weekend, Naval Station Mayport will hold the first Relay for Life event held on board a U.S. military base. The 18-hour event will start at noon on April 13 and go on throughout the night until 6 a.m. Teams will lap around Kavanaugh Park, on the corner of Maine Street and old Main Street across from the Fire Department. Coordinated in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, teams of 10 or more will walk to raise money for cancer research and education. Its a great cause and a great event, to register a team, visit relayforlife.org/mayportfl. To volunteer, contact Christi Lalicker at 757-651-2155. Im throwing down the gaunt let today and encouraging all com mands to get out and compete in the 2013 MWR Spring Sports Challenge. Go play some golf, tug of war or whichev er event appeals to you. This is a fan tastic event and we are lucky that Mr. Lonnie Kenney, Johnny A, and Rita Hammerstad and the whole team of MWR professionals were able to coor dinate and fund it again this year. I am looking forward to present the winning trophy to Naval Station Mayport on Friday are you ready to take the chal lenge? At the time of the writing of this article, it has been 25 days that NS Mayport has been DUI free. So lets make that 250 days. Do you know about MWR Club 2000? This program covers all person nel assigned to any command on board NS Mayport. If you are out in any bar, club, lounge or private residence and need a ride home, call 270-5401. We will come pick you up from anywhere within Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties. We have cards that you can carry around in your wallet with the number on it so there is no excuse for you to drink and drive. If you dont have a card, come by my office and Ill give you one. Make sure you know the number to your LPO, chief, master chief, department head or me. Call us Im not going to take you out to continue the partying, but Ill definitely make sure you make it home safely. The last thing I want to mention is the amount of instability right now, instability in the world, instability within our political process, and a certain amount of local instability. If you read the paper or look at the national news, local news, everyones talking about tough issues and there seems to be a constant flood of negative news. Lets all take a deep breath and step back. Life is pretty good here at Naval Station Mayport. I ask you to keep faith with Navy leadership. Its really popular to jump on the band wagon and say todays environment is the worst it has ever been, or its never been this bad in the Navy and things are going down hill. Shipmates, things are not going down hill. In 26 years of Naval Service, Ive never seen better leaders in the Navy than today. Ive never seen better trained, better motivated Sailors than I have when I walk around this installation today. Especially our civil ian Government Service and Contract partners, I would ask you to please have faith in us. We know the people that work side by with you know the work that you do, your day in and day out contributions to our mission we also know we couldnt do our mission with out you. Our mission is vitally important, and the Navy provides that stability that is so needed across the World, here in the United States and right at home in Jacksonville FL Bravo Zulu Shipmates, All The Best and keep charging! Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSMayport Naval Stations Sand Dollar Summer Day Camp 2013 will begin June 10 and run through Aug. 16. Camp sessions are for one week, and you can register your child for just one week, several weeks of your choosing, or for the entire 10 week session. Registration opens April 15th and will remain open until all spots are filled. There is a $60 registration fee. Parents are invited to come to Summer Camp Orientation (if they have already registered their child) on June 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Youth Center. At that time you can tour the Youth Center as well as find out your childs camp group and meet the staff. Camp rates are charged on a weekly basis and are based on the parent(s) total income. The $60.00 registration fee will only count towards the pay ment of the first session that your child will attend. If your camp rate is in a higher category, the dif ference for your first ses sion will be due per the payment deadline for that session. [See attached camp flyer.] Camp hours of opera tion are Monday-Friday from 0600-1830, closed on weekends and July 4th.. The camp staff will include the Youth Activities Centers yearround staff members who work in the centers before and after school programs. Additional staff will be hired to work alongside the regular, year round staff. The camp will provide daily activities as well as field trips and special events. Field trips offbase will be scheduled biweekly. The daily camp agenda will be provided at time of registration. But generally children can expect to participate in interest areas, classroom activities, playground and outdoor activities, clubs, and sports. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided the entire sum mer. Lunch and after noon snack will be pro vided by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission from June 10-August 9. The Open Recreation Program is free! It fea tures the following: The Teen Center will be open this summer for open recreation from 1 pm 6:30 pm MondayFriday and Saturday 5 9 pm. Ages 13-17 can attend the Teen Center (18 year olds may also attend if still in high school.) The Youth Center will be open this summer for open recreation from 3 pm 5:30 pm MondayFriday and Saturday 1 5 pm. Students who have completed K through age 12 can attend the Youth Center; however, children under the age of 10 must be signed in and signed out of open recreation by a parent or guardian. Special Activities will be scheduled during open recreation, and week end activities will also be scheduled throughout the summer. Check out their Monthly Calendars. Free summer lunch will be served from noon 1:30 pm and snack from 3:30-4:30 pm from June 10 August 9 at the Youth Center. Parents must accompany children under the age of 10. Summer lunch and snack are provided by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. For more information about the Sand Dollar Summer Day Camp 2013 or the Open Recreation Program and activities, you can call the Youth Activities Center at (904) 270-5680 or (904) 270-5421 or email Pam Larsen, Youth Activities Center Director, at pam. larsen@navy.mil. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. She can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or at (904) 270-6289 X1305.Getting Ready For Summer Camp At NS MayportJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingOne of the things I see often as a chaplain is a desire by people everywhere to be blessed by God. I need prayer chap lain is a consistent request. In fact, it is the natural cry of the human heart to want to find happi ness for ourselves and our loved ones, but far too often true happiness is like a chasing after the wind as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes. Recently, I have started reading an excellent book called Walking with God by Richard Phillips. The premise of the book is that the book of Psalms in the Bible is a great place to learn and grow in your relationship with God. And, having a strong relationship with God is the secret to finding that happiness that we all long for. Psalm 1 starts out by saying blessed is the man.. and then goes on to give a beautiful description of the per son who is blessed saying he is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in season, and its leaf does not with er. In all that he does he prospers. Of course, everyone wants to lead a fruitful life of prosperity. The great question in life is how do we get there? The Psalmists answer is pretty simple and yet profound: avoid all those things that lead us down a path of wickedness and delight in the things that God approves, specifi cally, saturate your mind, heart, and life with the law of the Lord which is Old Testament language for the Word of God, or the Bible. In other words, the secret of blessedness, according to the Psalmist, does not lie in ourselves or in those around us (we are the ones ever prone to go astray and lead oth ers astray if we are honest Chap Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSBlessed Life Comes From Relationship With God with ourselves) but rather in the God who made us to have relationship with Himself. Of course, as a Christian minister, I understand that the starting place for a right relationship with God can only be found in the Gospel. In that most popular verse in the Bible, For God so loved the world that He gave is only begotten Son that whos ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eter nal life. So, grace, forgiveness, and faith are at the heart of my relationship with God and understanding these simple, but pro found, ideas have been the starting point for find ing true peace and true happiness for millennia for followers of Christ. My challenge to you this week is to go a little deep er and to ask the tough questions in life. Dont stop pursuing the answers until the longings of your soul are satisfied, until you find that bless edness that you are your heart desires. You might start by put ting down that video con sole, turning off the televi sion, and picking up that old Bible that you proba bly have laying around the house and then reflecting on Psalm 1. Have a blessed week shipmates!

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Congratulations to NS Mayport SOQs Naval Station Mayport CMDCM Bob White, left, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, right, stand with the base Sailors of the Quarters for the First Quarter 2013. Pictured from left is SSOQ MA1 Jose Pacheco, SOQ CS2 Jeremy Smith, JSOQ CS3 Wilmer Ringgold, BJOQ MASN Robert MarshallFrom Mayport Navy LeagueThe Navy League of Mayport is hosting 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 branches of the mili tary have been invited to attend this years din ner. 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 trea surers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors 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, civil ians, and retirees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian 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 purchased from the fol lowing locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anu day00@aol.com-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseTickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway Dinner Florida Fallen Heroes BanquetThe Timothy J. Seamans Memorial Foundation will host the Florida Fallen Heroes Banquet on May 3 from 5-10 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fire Fighters Association Hall, 618 Stockton Street. Keynote Speaker will be the Honorable Ron De Santis, Congressman, 6th District of Florida, who is also a Reserve Navy JAG Officer and Iraqi War Veteran. Guest Speaker will be retired Col. Carl B. Crumpler, USAF, a Vietnam Veteran and POW. Visit www.florida fallenheroes.org and download the pdf to purchase tickets. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 Farragut Returns After 9 Month At Sea USS Farragut Public AffairsGuided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and embarked HSL 48 Detachment 7 returned to their homeport of Mayport, Florida on 7 April after completing a nine and a half month deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of respon sibility. Farraguts crew dis played exceptional pro fessionalism, flexibility, and skill as they execut ed a wide range of mis sions over a long deploy ment. Farragut departed Mayport, Florida June 20, 2012 and joined the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group as she crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Farragut spent the first few months of her deployment strength ening U.S. foreign rela tions in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility during port visits to Menorca, Spain; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Bod, Norway; Severomorsk, Russia; Wilhelmshaven, Germany; and La Rochelle, France. During these port visits, Farragut welcomed over 50 for eign dignitaries onboard for seven receptions, crew members provid ed numerous ship tours to hundreds of visitors, and Sailors took part in ten community relations projects. While in 6th Fleet, Farragut participated in exercises with the French, Italian, Norwegian, and Russian navies. She also embarked 15 for eign midshipmen and naval officers from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, and Sweden. When Farragut crossed the Arctic Circle on the way to her port visit in Russia, crew members participated in a very chilly, but memorable, Blue Nose ceremony onboard. Eligible warm bodies were initiated See Farragut, Page 5 Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Victor Fellin, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his brother Mark on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Fire Controlman 2nd class Justin Gullatt, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife Jeanna and 19 month old daughter on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) disembark the ship at Naval Station Mayport after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Jennie Richards holds up a sign for a sailor aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) as it returns home from a nine-month deployment. Daughters of Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Seung Song anxiously await their father's return from a nine-month deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeFamily members wait anxiously for their loved ones to return home from deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Sonar Technician 1st class Tony Benz, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his children on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 5 into the order of the Honorable Blue Nose in tradition with crossing the parallela very rare experience for members of the United States Navy. In the fall of 2012, Farragut transitioned to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility and served with both the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. Farragut also served as the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship and embarked 17 Officers and Sailors for 3 months. As the CTF 151 flagship, Farragut was responsible for providing mari time security against piracy and securing freedom of navigation to vessels in the Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. While serving in the 5th Fleet, Farragut made port vis its to Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, UAE; and Muscat, Oman. She also completed naval exer cises with the Saudi Arabian, Russian, and Australian navies. In November 2012, Farragut participated in joint exercises in the Arabian Gulf during which she embarked the Combined Task Force 55 staff and provided vital inputs to the development of new surface warfare tactics. Farraguts visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team con ducted multiple training exer cises, supported maritime inter diction operations, and com pleted rescue and assistance boardings of two vessels in dis tress. After Farragut departed the 5th Fleet, she made her final port visit to Bar, Montenegro. While in Bar, four Es were painted on the bridge wings to signify Farraguts selection for the 2012 Battle Efficiency Award and three Command Excellence Awards. These awards recog nize the hard work and dedi cation displayed by Farraguts crew during the past year. During the many months at sea, Farragut Sailors took advantage of their time to develop themselves person ally and professionally. More than 100 Sailors earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins, 75 Sailors took college level cours es provided onboard (one Sailor earned his Associates degree and one Sailor earned his Bachelors degree), more than 40 Sailors advanced to the next pay grade, 8 crew members earned their Officer of the Deck qualification, and 5 officers earned their Surface Warfare Officer pin. Two crew members completed the John F. Kennedy 50-mile Endurance Run while underway in the 5th Fleet. Homecoming is the great est moment in the Navy, said Cmdr. Glen B. Quast, com manding officer of Farragut. Homecoming captures pride, love, joy and satisfaction in the same moment. It is a great feeling to bring every Farragut Sailor safely home to their family. Below are some more statis tics from Farraguts 2012-2013 deployment: miles traveled upon return to Mayport, Florida embarked SH-60Bs from HSL 48.7 which were through the Strait of Hormuz during which 760 pallets of goods and supplies were received cises conducted at sea with small arms and major caliber weapons the ships barbers by Sailors on the weather decks and treadmills naturalized American citizens Despite their busy schedule, Farragut Sailors still missed being with friends and family. More than 10 Sailors had chil dren born back home and every crew member felt the challenge of being separated from loved ones for nearly a year. Weve been gone for more than nine months and I know a lot of things have changed, said Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph A. Peterson. Itll be cool to catch up on what Ive missed like new movies and restau rants. But more than anything, Im just excited to spend time with my wife and daughter. The crew will enjoy a welldeserved post-deployment leave period before commenc ing a summer-long maintenance period in Mayport, Florida.Farragut Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) return home after a nine-month deployment. Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical 2nd class Matthew Mclendon, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife on the pier for the traditional first kiss after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Sons of Cdr. Glen B. Quast, commanding officer USS Farragut (DDG 99) anxiously await their fathers return home from a nine-month deployment. Anna Feagle welcomes back Boatswain's Mate 3rd class Justin Feagle as the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns home from a nine-month deployment. Alvin Brown, Mayor of Jacksonville speaks to the family and friends of Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) upon its return from a nine-month deployment. Kalyn Chism welcomes home Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Kelly Chism as the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns from a nine-month deployment. Family members wait anxiously for their loved ones to return home from deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a ninemonth deployment.

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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. 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 NCIS Campaigns Against Child Abuse, ExploitationFrom NCIS NCIS Mayport is partnering with Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center Family Advocacy Program for its Child Abuse and Exploitation Awareness Campaign, which runs from April 1 through June 30. The campaign is an awareness and educa tion program spear headed by NCIS, which unites law enforcement and community ser vice organization with a shared goal of educat ing Sailors, Marines and DON civilians about common threats to their safety. The focus of this Campaign is to pre vent Child Abuse and Exploitation and emphasize bystander action and intervention. NCIS and FAP message for this campaign is Break the Cycle. These campaigns highlight the precursors of crime and victimiza tion. Military person nel, their dependents, and civilian employees often face tremendous stress in their lives, and potential threats to their safety. Unchecked, this environment can impact military readi ness. To help jump start this campaign, NCISRA Mayport is participat ing in several commu nity events including a table set up at the Navy Exchange conducting Child Identification Kit and fingerprints for all children on April 12. NCIS will also be at the Base Chapel serv ing English Tea for Expectant Moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. Remember~ Every Child Counts! See something wrong; Do Something Right Text NCIS + your tip info to CRIMES (274637) Web: www.ncis.navy.mil Agents assigned to the NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla., are avail able 24 hrs/ 7 days a week to provide assis tance. Information brought to you by Supervisory Special Agent, Sabrina Friday, NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla.; Office Number: 904270-2237 or Mobile: 9042192042. Thursday, April 11 The Duval County Extension Offices/ UF IFAS will offer a free workshop on Seasonal Landscape and Gardening Tips at Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Ave., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics covered will be what to plant now, latest fertilizer information and watering rules and how to attract wildlife, especially butterflies to your garden. Bring your soil samples for testing for pH for free. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Saturday, April 13 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m.and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these creatures. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Friday, April 19 Women Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church presents Women Conference 2013 at 7 p.m. at 810 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach with Rev. Marvin McQueen, II, Pastor and Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, I, Overseer. Saturday, April 20 The Jacksonville RollerGirls (JRG) presents a double header at the UNF Arena at 6 p.m. The Jacksonville RollerGirls all-star team, New Jax City Rollers vs. Alamo City Rollergirls all-star team (Las Tejanas). The first bout starts at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance and for military/ students or $13 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website www.jack sonvillerollergirls.com or from SB Skate Co. in Jacksonville Beach. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the unde veloped barrier islands of northeast Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Jacksonville Genealogical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the WebbWesconnett Branch Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida. We are fortunate to have as our speaker, Kathy Stickney, who will present a program on Researching Your Confederate Soldier. For further information, please contact the society at publicity@jaxgen.org or info@jaxgen.org.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Primary Care Managers Available At Branch Health Clinic Mayport for TRICARE PrimeBy Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Public AffairsNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport now has pri mary care managers (PCMs) available for TRICARE Prime enrollment to a few groups who live within a 30 minute drive: active duty family members, retirees under age 65, and retir ee dependents under age 65. NBHC Mayport uniquely offers its enrolled patients the Medical Home Port approach with PCMs leading coordinated care teams to meet patients preventive, routine and urgent care needs. People come from all over the nation to see us. You get the highest quality care and best outcomes, right here at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilleinclud ing our branch health clinics, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville commanding officer. Our commands team of 2,500 mili tary, civilian and contract staff dedicate themselves to taking care of our nations heroes past, present, futureand their families. And we understand and appreciate your service. Critical to this approach to care, each of the 57,000 patients with a PCM at the hospital or a branch health clinic belongs to a Medical Home Port care team, the Navys approach to the nationwide medical home model of care. Medical Home Port places the patient in the center of a collaborative team of caregiversfrom doctors and nurses to case managersled by their PCM. The patient and team work together for a coordinat ed, whole-person approach to health. Our PCMsphysicians, physician assistants and nurse practitionersnot only have the same education and train ing as their private-sector col leagues, they also have experi ence on battlefields, at sea and on humanitarian and disasterrelief missions, said Shaffer. We have PCMs offering pri mary care for the entire family, from birth through retirement. Patients enrolled with a PCM at NBHC Mayport can com municate with their Medical Home Port Grey, Orange or Pink Team on non-urgent issues using Medical Home Port Online secure email (to request appointments, lab results or medication refills). Register for Medical Home Port Online on the commands website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax or at www. relayhealth.com. And to make appointments, call 904-5424677 or 800-529-4677 (Central Appointments). NBHC Mayport offers enrolled patients a one stop shop experiencewith mul tiple services on-site, such as pharmacy, laboratory and radi ology. And the command uses an electronic health record sys tem that supports safety and communication among provid ers. Patients also have access to the hospitals 30-plus primary and specialty clinical areas from allergy to wellness. Patients can see some of the regions finest and most highlytrained surgeonsincluding two of only seven fellowshiptrained arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgeons in North Florida. Whats more, NH Jacksonville is the first hospital on Floridas First Coastmilitary or civil ianto earn Baby Friendly cer tification from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Case managers coordinate care for patients with multiple, com plex conditions. Free classes include wellness, pregnancy and parenting, and support for deployers and their fam ily members. Specialty centers include diabetes, nutrition, breast care and deployment health. TRICARE Prime members with a PCM in the network can request a PCM at NBHC Mayport by completing a PCM Change Form at the clinics TRICARE Service Center or Health Benefits Advisors (904270-4255). NBHC Mayport is one of NH Jacksonvilles six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient popula tion,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, air men, guardsmen and their familiesmore than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy. mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax, like the Facebook page at www.facebook/ NavalHospitalJacksonville, follow on Twitter at www. twitter.com/NHJax and view the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ NavalHospitalJax. Sign up for email updates at nhjaxcon nect@med.navy.mil. Photo by Jacob Sippel Active duty family member Sarah Fogerty gets her pulse taken by one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles primary care managers (PCM), Lt. Mohenish Singh. NH Jacksonville uniquely offers its enrolled patients the Medical Home Port approach-with PCMs leading coordi nated care teams to meet patients preventive, routine and urgent care needs. In training the Sailors of the worlds greatest maritime force, you produce warfighters that possess both the technical and leadership skills that enable our Fleet to succeed. Sailors interested in instructor duty should talk with their detailer about requirements. Information is also available on Navy Knowledge Online at https://wwwa. nko.navy.mil/portal/leadership/home/instructoprograms.Training Tomorrows Sailors Today THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 7

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NAVFAC Recognizes STAR PerformanceFrom NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs OfficerNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeasts Public Works Department Mayport presented a Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. March 5 for achievements in safety. As we strive to deliv er a quality product, on time and within budget, we must not lose sight of safety as our number one priority, said Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee, Naval Station Mayport Public Works Officer. As the contracting agent, we work closely with all con tractors to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with the con tract. The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource its people. Orion Marine Construction is honored to receive the prestigious PWD Mayport Star Safety Award from the U.S. Navy, said Mark Stauffer, President and Chief Financial Officer, Orion Marine Construction, Inc. This is a significant achievement and a proud accomplishment for our dedicated hard-work ing team. There is no doubt, our most valuable resource is our people and we strive to provide the safest working envi ronment possible. Safety achievements from the Orion team include zero DART inci dents throughout the life of both contracts while accomplishing over 200,000 man-hours of complex and inherently dangerous waterfront construction. There was no significant contractor or government property damage, no safety noncompliance notices or stop work orders and no findings identified during Operational Safety and Health Administration compliance inspections.Senator Takes Ride In Airship -Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonFlorida Senator Bill Nelson takes a familiarization flight on the Navys only MZ-3A manned airship from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, April 3. The airship is visiting U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters in Mayport, Fla., for a capabilities demonstration as a potential search and detect platform for Counter Transnational Organized Crimes operations in South and Central America and the Caribbean Sea. -Photo provided by Public Works Department Mayport Naval Station Mayport Public Works Officer Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez (far left) poses with Dave Thornton, Vice President; Marlene Vasquez, Certified Safety Professional; Robert Capelli, Certified Safety Professional; Shane McCreery, Quality Control Manager; Tim Goerlich, Site Superintendent; and Matt Tate, Project Manager who are all members of Orion Marine Construction Inc. after presenting them with the Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award March 5. The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive cor porate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource its people. Creative Sailors Needed For Video ContestFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsAs part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Navy is seeking creative and tech savvy Sailors to promote an impor tant message through a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response(SAPR) Public Service Announcement (PSA) video con test, officials said March 25. The goal of the contest is to promote awareness of SAPR in the Navy, encour aging bystander intervention among viewers, and advocating victim assis tance and support. Submissions should incorporate the Department of Defense and Navy Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) themes, We own it... Well solve it...Together and Courage. Videos should focus on one of the four Sexual Assault Awareness lines of efforts Education and awareness; prevention and intervention; victim advocacy and resiliency; or investigation. Sailors can submit individual and team videos by mail or by uploading to the FTP site through April 19. Criteria for evaluating entries will include story telling ability, originality, creativity and technical quality. The contest is open to active duty, Reserve and full-timesupport Sailors. The winning submission will be broadcast on Direct-to-Sailor Television and provided to the American Forces Network and Pentagon channel. Contest rules and procedures are posted at www.sapr.navy.mil. Top videos will be announced in a future Navy news ser vice story. For more details, official contest rules and entry information read the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Public Service Announcement Video Contest Standard Operation Procedure Standard Operation Procedure, available on www. sapr.navy.mil 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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HSC-22 officer in charge. Our active and Reserve Sailors took the lessons from the previous deploy ments and ran with them. They have set the new standard for future detachments from both communities. We still have a long way to the end of deployment, but it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the hard work and accomplishments of the whole team as they support the needs of the warfare commanders.From Page 1RGBRobert G. Bradley Conducts SRF-B Training USS Robert G. Bradley Public Affairs OfficerNewly arrived Sailors onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) take part in Armed Sentry and Security Reaction Force Basic (SRF-B) training while underway to prepare for standing watch in port. The two-week long Armed Sentry and SRF-B course starts after Sailors have gone through com mand indoctrination (INDOC). Sailors train in non-lethal tactics and take-down procedures during the class, provid ing them with options other than that of deadly force. The class has a lot of very useful and impor tant information that we are trying to teach Sailors on how to stand a proper watch in port, explained one of the volunteer instructors Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Kayle Rivers. The safety of our ship and of everybody aboard depends on it. The goal of the course is to get a new sailor into the Armed Sentry and SRF-B course within their first few months aboard which will result in a fully quali fied Sailor and an able body to stand the watch when the ship is in port. A common saying is every Sailor is a fire fighter, but every Sailor is also a part of our own security on the ship, said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo, a SRF-B instructor. A well trained Sailor will make us a harder target, and a safer ship. The course consists of one week in Armed Sentry training, where Sailors learn basic watch stand ing rules and regulations, firearm safety and famil iarization, and the use of deadly force. The sec ond week is dedicated to SRF-B training where par ticipants learn mechani cal advantage control hold (MACH) take-downs and tactical maneuvers. My goal is to create a solid baseline of training; said the lead instructor Master-at-Arms 1st Class Erick Stokes, some thing to build upon in the future. A solid back ground will help them handle themselves when a situation comes up. At the end of the train ing, the Sailors meet their final challenge, the Red Man. They must pass the final test by using skills taught dur ing the SRF-B course that range from repelling an attacker, hand-to-hand combat movements, proper and safe use of a baton to taking someone to the ground and gain ing positive control of the situation all while being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray. The Sailors who have already gone through the course usually volunteer their help to teach the course. I went through SRF-B a few years ago, said Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt, a volun teer who also is on the ships Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team. After I went through the training, I just wanted to help out and being a Red Man is a blast. Volunteering their help as instructors enables Sailors to retain what theyve learned while hav ing fun at the same time. USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frig ate, is homeported out of Mayport, Fl., and is on a scheduled deployment to the Sixth Fleet area of responsibility in the Mediterranean Sea. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo and Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt teach a class on weapons handling and safety. during SRF-B training. Fire Controlman 1st Class Adam McCracken teaches Personnel Specialist Seaman Apprentice Roberto Cruz and Seaman John Whitesides on how to handle an M4 during SRF-B training. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo teaches Seaman Joshua Killingsworth how to control and cuff an assailant during SRF-B training. -Photos by CTTSA Robert RoutonElectronics Technician 3rd Class Travis West and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo practice moving while armed during SRF-B training. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 9

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Outstanding Food Service Ney Award Winners NamedNAVSUP Office of Corporate Communica tionsSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2013 win ners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for out standing food service, March 25. High quality food pre pared fresh daily by Culinary Specialists is one of the biggest morale boosters the Navy pro vides, said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich. More scratch cooking, updated menus and increased on-the-job train ing for Culinary Specialists are defining the future of Navy food service. These annual awards, cosponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel. First place winners and runner up commands will be presented their awards on station by designated officials. The 2013 Ney winners include: Submarine Category First Place: USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) Runner Up: USS MAINE (SSBN 741) Small Afloat Category First Place: USS Reuben James (FFG 57) Runner Up: USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) Medium Afloat Category First Place: USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Runner Up: USS Stockdale (DDG 106) Large Afloat Category First Place: USS Wasp (LHD 1) Runner Up: USS Boxer (LHD 4) Aircraft Carrier Category First Place: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Runner Up: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Continental U.S. General Mess category Large General Mess Category First Place: Naval Air Station Oceana Va Runner Up: Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla. Small General Mess Category First Place: Naval Base Kitsap Wash. Runner Up: Naval Fleet Activities Yokosuka Japan The Navys more than 7,300 CSs are deployed around the globe and feed on aver age of 92.5 million wholesome and nutritious meals per year, ensuring the Navys fighting forces operate at peak perfor mance and are ready to respond to threats worldwide. The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission to deliver sustained global logistics and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military per sonnel oversee a diverse portfo lio including supply chain man agement for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply opera tions, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, trans portation, security assistance and quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges and movement of household goods. The NAVSUP/ Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of professionals who deliver unparalleled prod ucts and services to customers in the Fleet and across the world. Coast Guard Thanks EOD Mayport-Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica PotterMembers from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordanance Disposal Mobile Unit Six Detachment Mayport are congratulated by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville members and given a com mand coin by Capt. Tom Allan, commanding officer Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, aboard Sector Jacksonville Monday, Apr. 9, 2013. The EODMU Six Det. Mayport members are nominated for the 2013 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for a rescue they conducted Jan. 30, 2013, saving three men from a capsized vessel due to inclement weather in the St. Johns River. USO Yard Sale April 13 Have some things youd like to get off your hands? The Mayport USO is having 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 out side table. Table setup begins at 7 a.m. 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 ceremony 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. Salute To Floridas Heroes Concert The Camp Blanding Museum will be hosting a concert star ring Montgomery Gentry at the Keystone Heights Airport, 1700 Airport Road, Stark, Florida on Saturday, April 27. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m., entertainment starts at noon; NO COOLERS or umbrel las allowed. All children over the age of 3 must have a ticket purchased. Food and beverage vendors will be available for sales. Tickets can be purchased at: www.flheroes.org Greater Jax USO Zoo Night Wristbands On Sale Save the date! The Greater Jacksonville USO is having a USO night at the Jacksonville ZOO on Friday, May 3. We will begin selling wristbands today at noon. Enjoy a night at the Jacksonville Zoo with the fam ily on Friday, May 3rd (see attached flyer). Wristbands are $2.50 each; cash only please. Wristbands are open for pur chase by Active/Retired/ Reservists/ National Guard/ and Veterans (with ID). Wristbands can be purchased at the NS Mayport USO, NAS Jacksonville USO. Wristbands will be sold today from noon till 1pm at the Off-Crew Building onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. For more information about activities or availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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USS Arlington Joins U.S. Navy FleetUSS Arlington Public AffairsWith an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand here today, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and offi cially joined the U.S. Navys fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va. and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. LPD 24 bears a name of great significance to our Navy and Marine Corps team, wrote the ceremonys keynote speaker, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, in his con gratulatory letter to the ship. LPD 24 will forev er represent the courage, devotion and teamwork that characterized our military and first respond ers on that modern day of infamy. Arlington is the eighth in the Navys San Antonio class of ships, designed to be the most surviv able amphibious vessels ever put to sea. The ship combines 21st century amphibious shipbuilding and warfighting technol ogies to support current and future Marine Corps aircraft and landing craft, capable of transporting nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines into harms way. The highlight of the commissioning occurred when Arlingtons spon sor, Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, ordered the Sailors and Marines to Bring this ship to life! Aye, aye, Maam! they roared back in unison, before running single file up the brow to man the rails from the flight deck to the forecastle and ren der a salute to the cere monys attendees, and to America. Arlington is at their service. The ceremony was attended by more than 50 members of the USS Arlington (AGMR 2) Association, nearly 200 first responders (and their families) who per formed emergency medi cal, police and firefighting services at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and 30 family members of those who perished that day. -Photo by MC2 Tony D. CurtisSailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) man the rails and bring the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony. Arlington was named for Arlington County, Va., and honors first responders and the 184 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Deploying New Laser Technology SoonFrom Office of Naval ResearchCiting a series of tech nological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans Apr. 8 at the SeaAir-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. Our directed energy initiatives, and specifically the solid-state laser, are among our highest prior ity science and technol ogy programs. The solidstate laser program is central to our commitment to quickly deliver advanced capabilities to forwarddeployed forces, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder said. This capability provides a tremendously affordable answer to the costly problem of defend ing against asymmetric threats, and that kind of innovative approach is crucial in a fiscally constrained environment. The announcement to deploy the laser onboard USS Ponce (AFSB[I] 15) comes as Navy research ers continue to make significant progress on directed energy weap ons, allowing the service to deploy a laser weapon on a Navy ship two years ahead of schedule. The atsea demonstration in FY 14 is part of a wider port folio of near-term Navy directed energy programs that promise rapid field ing, demonstration and prototyping efforts for shipboard, airborne and ground systems. Our conservative data tells us a shot of directed energy costs under $1, Klunder said. Compare that to the hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to fire a missile, and you can begin to see the merits of this capability. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Sea Systems Command recently per formed demonstrations of high-energy lasers aboard a moving surface combat ant ship, as well as against remotely piloted aircraft. Through careful planning of such demonstrations and by leveraging invest ments made through other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, researchers have been able to increase the rug gedness, power and beam quality of lasers, more than doubling the range of the weapons. The future is here, said Peter A. Morrision, program officer for ONRs Sold-State Laser Technology Maturation Program. The solid-state laser is a big step forward to revolutionizing mod ern warfare with directed energy, just as gunpowder did in the era of knives and swords. Officials consider the solid-state laser a revolutionary technol ogy that gives the Navy an extremely affordable, multi-mission weapon with a deep magazine and unmatched precision, tar geting and control func tions. Because lasers run on electricity, they can be fired as long as there is power and provide a measure of safety as they dont require carrying propel lants and explosives aboard ships. Lasers complement kinetic weapons to cre ate a layered ship defense capability, providing improved protection against swarming small boats and unmanned air craft at a fraction of the cost of traditional weap ons. The advancing technol ogy gives sailors a vari ety of options they never had before, including the ability to control a laser weapons output and per form actions ranging from non-lethal disabling and deterrence all the way up to destruction. We expect that in the future, a missile will not be able to simply outma neuver a highly accurate, high-energy laser beam traveling at the speed of light, Klunder said. Following the USS Ponce demonstration, the Navy and DoD will con tinue to research ways to integrate affordable laser weapons into the fleet. 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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 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) The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing Learn basic kicks, punches and balance moves in this calorie burning, sweat producing knock out of a workout. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Mayport Sandbox The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport team. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., NOFFS 9:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Sandbox Gymnasium class schedule: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 7 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 5:30 p.m., Steel Anchor Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Sports/FitnessLiberty 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. 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. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Auto Skills Center 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). 270-539 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 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 champion ship 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 person in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147Kid 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. 246-0347 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. MWR Talks Jobs With Teens-Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMore than 50 teens arrived for the MWR Teem Employment Program Job Fair on Friday, April 5, at Beachside Community Center. Applicants were able to meet with MWR program managers and coordinators and learn about different MWR programs before applying for summer positions. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Welcome Back USS Farragut! RGB Sets Deployment Record With Fire ScoutFrom Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Public AffairsThe U.S. Navys MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter surpassed another milestone in March when the MQ-8B Fire Scout helicop ter completed its 600th deployed flight hour while embarked on USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). The unmanned helicopter, part of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, logged its 600th deployed flight hour March 31. This record exceeds the previous Fire Scout deployment mile stone by 100 hours and will likely climb higher with nearly two months remaining on the frigates Mediterranean deploy ment. This is the fifth seabased deployment for the MQ-8B. Fire Scout routinely flies 17 hours per day, while provid ing a 12-hour real-time Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) orbit to combatant com manders. USS Bradley received communication upgrades allowing the aircrafts Full Motion Video (FMV) camera feed to be distributed to the ships Combat Information Center (CIC) and to commanders at military installations throughout the world. The teams of USS Bradley and HSC-22 have taken Fire Scout and maritime ISR to a new level, said Capt. Patrick Smith, Fire Scout program man ager at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. They tackled multiple sparing, integration and opera tional issues. Their per severance demonstrated the significance of mari time based ISR. Fire Scout continues to be in great demand and is answering the call globally via our shipboard deployments. Smith said the team will continue to take les sons learned and provide improvements to future deployments. The U.S Navy brings a unique capability to the ISR customer, said Cmdr. Pete Ehlers, USS Bradley commanding officer. Fire Scout is a proven technology with greater multipayload and mission capability than smaller UAVs the Navy operates. We are able to access many areas of interest without adding an unde sirable U.S footprint on land. Since 2006, the Northrop Grumman-built Fire Scout system has flown more than 8,000 flight hours with more than half of the flight hours performing realworld operational task ing during ship-based and land-based deploy ments within the past 18 months. This deployment also marks the first time that an HSC squadron has deployed with the Fire Scout. Previous deploy ments have all been conducted by the Helicopter Maritime Strike commu nity. Im extremely proud of our aircraft maintain ers and aircrew, said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Meskimen, -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, talks with a VPK class at the Child Development Center before signing a proclamation declaring April Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month .Mayport Signs SAAM, Child Abuse Prevention Proclamations -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseRepresentatives from Naval Station Mayport Sexual Assault Victim Intervention team, along with NCIS, Chaplains and Fleet and Family Support Center join NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, as he signs a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeChief Gas Turbine System Technician Seung Song, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Farragut deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. See Pages 4-5 for full story and photos. To see all the photos from Saturdays homecoming, go to www.mayportmirror.com and check out the photo gallery section. See RGB, Page 9

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 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 Shipmates, Spring is in the air, and the activity is ratcheting up, here at Planet Awesome! Last week I signed two proclamations April is Children Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Both subjects are very seri ous societal issues and unfortunately our neighborhoods, the Navy and our Nation as a whole are not immune to either of these crimes. I am, however, very proud of the work that our Sailors here at Mayport and Navy leadership has made towards identifying, educating and eradicating these crimes from our Fleet. By regulation, the Navy only allows two sanctioned charitable fundraisers to be held each year. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fundraiser is one of those events and is currently under way. NMCRS does phenomenal things for every dollar we raised last year, our Shipmates at Naval Station Mayport got 6 dollars back. I know every Sailor has heard a story about someone running u p a credit card bill buying jewelry or going out to restaurants and running up incredible credit card debt, then going to NMCRS to get it paid off. Let me tell you something that doesnt happen at Naval Station Mayport. Bill Kennedy and his team do not give out grants, loans or any other money to pay off credit card bills for undisciplined spending. NMCRS has twice, in the last two years, paid for a Sailor to come home from overseas because of a death of a child. Not only did they bring the sailors home, but arranged all payments for the funeral expenses, so the Family wasnt burdened with any outside influences and could concentrate on their Family. A disturb ing trend that they are seeing now, is the number of retirees that are getting in financial straights. Some have been laid off of their jobs and they have mortgage payments they cant make frankly, these are people who have served hon orably and faithfully, and at this point in their lives, they shouldnt have to worry about putting the next meal on the table. Those are the type of people that NMCRS are helping when no one else will! So if youve got t he opportunity to contribute to Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, it comes back six fold to us. Its shipmates helping shipmates. Next weekend, Naval Station Mayport will hold the first Relay for Life event held on board a U.S. military base. The 18-hour event will start at noon on April 13 and go on throughout the night until 6 a.m. Teams will lap around Kavanaugh Park, on the corner of Maine Street and old Main Street across from the Fire Department. Coordinated in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, teams of 10 or more will walk to raise money for cancer research and education. Its a great cause and a great event, to register a team, visit relayforlife.org/mayportfl. To volunteer, contact Christi Lalicker at 757-651-2155. Im throwing down the gaunt let today and encouraging all com mands to get out and compete in the 2013 MWR Spring Sports Challenge. Go play some golf, tug of war or whichev er event appeals to you. This is a fan tastic event and we are lucky that Mr. Lonnie Kenney, Johnny A, and Rita Hammerstad and the whole team of MWR professionals were able to coor dinate and fund it again this year. I am looking forward to present the winning trophy to Naval Station Mayport on Friday are you ready to take the chal lenge? At the time of the writing of this article, it has been 25 days that NS Mayport has been DUI free. So lets make that 250 days. Do you know about MWR Club 2000? This program covers all person nel assigned to any command on board NS Mayport. If you are out in any bar, club, lounge or private residence and need a ride home, call 270-5401. We will come pick you up from anywhere within Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties. We have cards that you can carry around in your wallet with the number on it so there is no excuse for you to drink and drive. If you dont have a card, come by my office and Ill give you one. Make sure you know the number to your LPO, chief, master chief, department head or me. Call us Im not going to take you out to continue the partying, but Ill definitely make sure you make it home safely. The last thing I want to mention is the amount of instability right now, instability in the world, instability within our political process, and a certain amount of local instability. If you read the paper or look at the national news, local news, everyones talking about tough issues and there seems to be a constant flood of negative news. Lets all take a deep breath and step back. Life is pretty good here at Naval Station Mayport. I ask you to keep faith with Navy leadership. Its really popular to jump on the band wagon and say todays environment is the worst it has ever been, or its never been this bad in the Navy and things are going down hill. Shipmates, things are not going down hill. In 26 years of Naval Service, Ive never seen better leaders in the Navy than today. Ive never seen better trained, better motivated Sailors than I have when I walk around this installation today. Especially our civil ian Government Service and Contract partners, I would ask you to please have faith in us. We know the people that work side by with you know the work that you do, your day in and day out contributions to our mission we also know we couldnt do our mission with out you. Our mission is vitally important, and the Navy provides that stability that is so needed across the World, here in the United States and right at home in Jacksonville FL Bravo Zulu Shipmates, All The Best and keep charging! Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSMayport Naval Stations Sand Dollar Summer Day Camp 2013 will begin June 10 and run through Aug. 16. Camp sessions are for one week, and you can register your child for just one week, several weeks of your choosing, or for the entire 10 week session. Registration opens April 15th and will remain open until all spots are filled. There is a $60 registration fee. Parents are invited to come to Summer Camp Orientation (if they have already registered their child) on June 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Youth Center. At that time you can tour the Youth Center as well as find out your childs camp group and meet the staff. Camp rates are charged on a weekly basis and are based on the parent(s) total income. The $60.00 registration fee will only count towards the pay ment of the first session that your child will attend. If your camp rate is in a higher category, the dif ference for your first ses sion will be due per the payment deadline for that session. [See attached camp flyer.] Camp hours of opera tion are Monday-Friday from 0600-1830, closed on weekends and July 4th.. The camp staff will include the Youth Activities Centers yearround staff members who work in the centers before and after school programs. Additional staff will be hired to work alongside the regular, year round staff. The camp will provide daily activities as well as field trips and special events. Field trips offbase will be scheduled biweekly. The daily camp agenda will be provided at time of registration. But generally children can expect to participate in interest areas, classroom activities, playground and outdoor activities, clubs, and sports. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided the entire sum mer. Lunch and after noon snack will be pro vided by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission from June 10-August 9. The Open Recreation Program is free! It fea tures the following: The Teen Center will be open this summer for open recreation from 1 pm 6:30 pm MondayFriday and Saturday 5 9 pm. Ages 13-17 can attend the Teen Center (18 year olds may also attend if still in high school.) The Youth Center will be open this summer for open recreation from 3 pm 5:30 pm MondayFriday and Saturday 1 5 pm. Students who have completed K through age 12 can attend the Youth Center; however, children under the age of 10 must be signed in and signed out of open recreation by a parent or guardian. Special Activities will be scheduled during open recreation, and week end activities will also be scheduled throughout the summer. Check out their Monthly Calendars. Free summer lunch will be served from noon 1:30 pm and snack from 3:30-4:30 pm from June 10 August 9 at the Youth Center. Parents must accompany children under the age of 10. Summer lunch and snack are provided by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. For more information about the Sand Dollar Summer Day Camp 2013 or the Open Recreation Program and activities, you can call the Youth Activities Center at (904) 270-5680 or (904) 270-5421 or email Pam Larsen, Youth Activities Center Director, at pam. larsen@navy.mil. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. She can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or at (904) 270-6289 X1305.Getting Ready For Summer Camp At NS MayportJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingOne of the things I see often as a chaplain is a desire by people everywhere to be blessed by God. I need prayer chap lain is a consistent request. In fact, it is the natural cry of the human heart to want to find happi ness for ourselves and our loved ones, but far too often true happiness is like a chasing after the wind as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes. Recently, I have started reading an excellent book called Walking with God by Richard Phillips. The premise of the book is that the book of Psalms in the Bible is a great place to learn and grow in your relationship with God. And, having a strong relationship with God is the secret to finding that happiness that we all long for. Psalm 1 starts out by saying blessed is the man.. and then goes on to give a beautiful description of the per son who is blessed saying he is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does he prospers. Of course, everyone wants to lead a fruitful life of prosperity. The great question in life is how do we get there? The Psalmists answer is pretty simple and yet profound: avoid all those things that lead us down a path of wickedness and delight in the things that God approves, specifi cally, saturate your mind, heart, and life with the law of the Lord which is Old Testament language for the Word of God, or the Bible. In other words, the secret of blessedness, according to the Psalmist, does not lie in ourselves or in those around us (we are the ones ever prone to go astray and lead others astray if we are honest Chap Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSBlessed Life Comes From Relationship With God with ourselves) but rather in the God who made us to have relationship with Himself. Of course, as a Christian minister, I understand that the starting place for a right relationship with God can only be found in the Gospel. In that most popular verse in the Bible, For God so loved the world that He gave is only begotten Son that whos ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eter nal life. So, grace, forgiveness, and faith are at the heart of my relationship with God and understanding these simple, but pro found, ideas have been the starting point for finding true peace and true happiness for millennia for followers of Christ. My challenge to you this week is to go a little deeper and to ask the tough questions in life. Dont stop pursuing the answers until the longings of your soul are satisfied, until you find that bless edness that you are your heart desires. You might start by put ting down that video console, turning off the television, and picking up that old Bible that you proba bly have laying around the house and then reflecting on Psalm 1. Have a blessed week shipmates!

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Congratulations to NS Mayport SOQs Naval Station Mayport CMDCM Bob White, left, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, right, stand with the base Sailors of the Quarters for the First Quarter 2013. Pictured from left is SSOQ MA1 Jose Pacheco, SOQ CS2 Jeremy Smith, JSOQ CS3 Wilmer Ringgold, BJOQ MASN Robert MarshallFrom Mayport Navy LeagueThe Navy League of Mayport is hosting 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 branches of the mili tary have been invited to attend this years din ner. 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 prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors 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, civil ians, and retirees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian 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 purchased from the fol lowing locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anuday00@aol.com-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseTickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway Dinner Florida Fallen Heroes BanquetThe Timothy J. Seamans Memorial Foundation will host the Florida Fallen Heroes Banquet on May 3 from 5-10 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fire Fighters Association Hall, 618 Stockton Street. Keynote Speaker will be the Honorable Ron De Santis, Congressman, 6th District of Florida, who is also a Reserve Navy JAG Officer and Iraqi War Veteran. Guest Speaker will be retired Col. Carl B. Crumpler, USAF, a Vietnam Veteran and POW. Visit www.florida fallenheroes.org and download the pdf to purchase tickets. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 Farragut Returns After 9 Month At Sea USS Farragut Public AffairsGuided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and embarked HSL 48 Detachment 7 returned to their homeport of Mayport, Florida on 7 April after completing a nine and a half month deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of respon sibility. Farraguts crew dis played exceptional pro fessionalism, flexibility, and skill as they execut ed a wide range of mis sions over a long deploy ment. Farragut departed Mayport, Florida June 20, 2012 and joined the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group as she crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Farragut spent the first few months of her deployment strengthening U.S. foreign rela tions in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility during port visits to Menorca, Spain; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Bod, Norway; Severomorsk, Russia; Wilhelmshaven, Germany; and La Rochelle, France. During these port visits, Farragut welcomed over 50 for eign dignitaries onboard for seven receptions, crew members provid ed numerous ship tours to hundreds of visitors, and Sailors took part in ten community relations projects. While in 6th Fleet, Farragut participated in exercises with the French, Italian, Norwegian, and Russian navies. She also embarked 15 for eign midshipmen and naval officers from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, and Sweden. When Farragut crossed the Arctic Circle on the way to her port visit in Russia, crew members participated in a very chilly, but memorable, Blue Nose ceremony onboard. Eligible warm bodies were initiated See Farragut, Page 5 Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Victor Fellin, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his brother Mark on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Fire Controlman 2nd class Justin Gullatt, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife Jeanna and 19 month old daughter on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) disembark the ship at Naval Station Mayport after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Jennie Richards holds up a sign for a sailor aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) as it returns home from a nine-month deployment. Daughters of Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Seung Song anxiously await their father's return from a nine-month deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). -Photo by MC2 Salt CebeFamily members wait anxiously for their loved ones to return home from deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Sonar Technician 1st class Tony Benz, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his children on the pier after returning home from a nine-month deployment.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 5 into the order of the Honorable Blue Nose in tradition with crossing the parallela very rare experience for members of the United States Navy. In the fall of 2012, Farragut transitioned to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility and served with both the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. Farragut also served as the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship and embarked 17 Officers and Sailors for 3 months. As the CTF 151 flagship, Farragut was responsible for providing maritime security against piracy and securing freedom of navigation to vessels in the Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. While serving in the 5th Fleet, Farragut made port vis its to Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, UAE; and Muscat, Oman. She also completed naval exercises with the Saudi Arabian, Russian, and Australian navies. In November 2012, Farragut participated in joint exercises in the Arabian Gulf during which she embarked the Combined Task Force 55 staff and provided vital inputs to the development of new surface warfare tactics. Farraguts visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team con ducted multiple training exer cises, supported maritime interdiction operations, and com pleted rescue and assistance boardings of two vessels in distress. After Farragut departed the 5th Fleet, she made her final port visit to Bar, Montenegro. While in Bar, four Es were painted on the bridge wings to signify Farraguts selection for the 2012 Battle Efficiency Award and three Command Excellence Awards. These awards recog nize the hard work and dedi cation displayed by Farraguts crew during the past year. During the many months at sea, Farragut Sailors took advantage of their time to develop themselves person ally and professionally. More than 100 Sailors earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins, 75 Sailors took college level courses provided onboard (one Sailor earned his Associates degree and one Sailor earned his Bachelors degree), more than 40 Sailors advanced to the next pay grade, 8 crew members earned their Officer of the Deck qualification, and 5 officers earned their Surface Warfare Officer pin. Two crew members completed the John F. Kennedy 50-mile Endurance Run while underway in the 5th Fleet. Homecoming is the great est moment in the Navy, said Cmdr. Glen B. Quast, com manding officer of Farragut. Homecoming captures pride, love, joy and satisfaction in the same moment. It is a great feeling to bring every Farragut Sailor safely home to their family. Below are some more statis tics from Farraguts 2012-2013 deployment: miles traveled upon return to Mayport, Florida embarked SH-60Bs from HSL 48.7 which were through the Strait of Hormuz during which 760 pallets of goods and supplies were received cises conducted at sea with small arms and major caliber weapons the ships barbers by Sailors on the weather decks and treadmills naturalized American citizens Despite their busy schedule, Farragut Sailors still missed being with friends and family. More than 10 Sailors had chil dren born back home and every crew member felt the challenge of being separated from loved ones for nearly a year. Weve been gone for more than nine months and I know a lot of things have changed, said Quartermaster 3rd Class Joseph A. Peterson. Itll be cool to catch up on what Ive missed like new movies and restau rants. But more than anything, Im just excited to spend time with my wife and daughter. The crew will enjoy a welldeserved post-deployment leave period before commenc ing a summer-long maintenance period in Mayport, Florida.Farragut Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) return home after a nine-month deployment. Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical 2nd class Matthew Mclendon, assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), greets his wife on the pier for the traditional first kiss after returning home from a nine-month deployment. Sons of Cdr. Glen B. Quast, commanding officer USS Farragut (DDG 99) anxiously await their fathers return home from a nine-month deployment. Anna Feagle welcomes back Boatswain's Mate 3rd class Justin Feagle as the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns home from a nine-month deployment. Alvin Brown, Mayor of Jacksonville speaks to the family and friends of Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) upon its return from a nine-month deployment. Kalyn Chism welcomes home Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Kelly Chism as the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns from a nine-month deployment. Family members wait anxiously for their loved ones to return home from deployment aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a ninemonth deployment.

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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. 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 NCIS Campaigns Against Child Abuse, ExploitationFrom NCIS NCIS Mayport is partnering with Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center Family Advocacy Program for its Child Abuse and Exploitation Awareness Campaign, which runs from April 1 through June 30. The campaign is an awareness and educa tion program spear headed by NCIS, which unites law enforcement and community ser vice organization with a shared goal of educating Sailors, Marines and DON civilians about common threats to their safety. The focus of this Campaign is to pre vent Child Abuse and Exploitation and emphasize bystander action and intervention. NCIS and FAP message for this campaign is Break the Cycle. These campaigns highlight the precursors of crime and victimiza tion. Military person nel, their dependents, and civilian employees often face tremendous stress in their lives, and potential threats to their safety. Unchecked, this environment can impact military readi ness. To help jump start this campaign, NCISRA Mayport is participat ing in several commu nity events including a table set up at the Navy Exchange conducting Child Identification Kit and fingerprints for all children on April 12. NCIS will also be at the Base Chapel serv ing English Tea for Expectant Moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. Remember~ Every Child Counts! See something wrong; Do Something Right Text NCIS + your tip info to CRIMES (274637) Web: www.ncis.navy.mil Agents assigned to the NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla., are avail able 24 hrs/ 7 days a week to provide assis tance. Information brought to you by Supervisory Special Agent, Sabrina Friday, NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla.; Office Number: 904270-2237 or Mobile: 9042192042. Thursday, April 11 The Duval County Extension Offices/ UF IFAS will offer a free workshop on Seasonal Landscape and Gardening Tips at Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Ave., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics covered will be what to plant now, latest fertilizer information and watering rules and how to attract wildlife, especially butterflies to your garden. Bring your soil samples for testing for pH for free. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Saturday, April 13 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m.and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these creatures. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Friday, April 19 Women Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church presents Women Conference 2013 at 7 p.m. at 810 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach with Rev. Marvin McQueen, II, Pastor and Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, I, Overseer. Saturday, April 20 The Jacksonville RollerGirls (JRG) presents a double header at the UNF Arena at 6 p.m. The Jacksonville RollerGirls all-star team, New Jax City Rollers vs. Alamo City Rollergirls all-star team (Las Tejanas). The first bout starts at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance and for military/ students or $13 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website www.jacksonvillerollergirls.com or from SB Skate Co. in Jacksonville Beach. Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. The Jacksonville Genealogical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the WebbWesconnett Branch Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida. We are fortunate to have as our speaker, Kathy Stickney, who will present a program on Researching Your Confederate Soldier. For further information, please contact the society at publicity@jaxgen.org or info@jaxgen.org.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Primary Care Managers Available At Branch Health Clinic Mayport for TRICARE PrimeBy Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Public AffairsNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport now has pri mary care managers (PCMs) available for TRICARE Prime enrollment to a few groups who live within a 30 minute drive: active duty family members, retirees under age 65, and retiree dependents under age 65. NBHC Mayport uniquely offers its enrolled patients the Medical Home Port approach with PCMs leading coordinated care teams to meet patients preventive, routine and urgent care needs. People come from all over the nation to see us. You get the highest quality care and best outcomes, right here at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilleinclud ing our branch health clinics, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville commanding officer. Our commands team of 2,500 mili tary, civilian and contract staff dedicate themselves to taking care of our nations heroes past, present, futureand their families. And we understand and appreciate your service. Critical to this approach to care, each of the 57,000 patients with a PCM at the hospital or a branch health clinic belongs to a Medical Home Port care team, the Navys approach to the nationwide medical home model of care. Medical Home Port places the patient in the center of a collaborative team of caregiversfrom doctors and nurses to case managersled by their PCM. The patient and team work together for a coordinat ed, whole-person approach to health. Our PCMsphysicians, physician assistants and nurse practitionersnot only have the same education and train ing as their private-sector col leagues, they also have experi ence on battlefields, at sea and on humanitarian and disasterrelief missions, said Shaffer. We have PCMs offering pri mary care for the entire family, from birth through retirement. Patients enrolled with a PCM at NBHC Mayport can com municate with their Medical Home Port Grey, Orange or Pink Team on non-urgent issues using Medical Home Port Online secure email (to request appointments, lab results or medication refills). Register for Medical Home Port Online on the commands website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax or at www. relayhealth.com. And to make appointments, call 904-5424677 or 800-529-4677 (Central Appointments). NBHC Mayport offers enrolled patients a one stop shop experiencewith mul tiple services on-site, such as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology. And the command uses an electronic health record system that supports safety and communication among provid ers. Patients also have access to the hospitals 30-plus primary and specialty clinical areas from allergy to wellness. Patients can see some of the regions finest and most highlytrained surgeonsincluding two of only seven fellowshiptrained arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgeons in North Florida. Whats more, NH Jacksonville is the first hospital on Floridas First Coastmilitary or civil ianto earn Baby Friendly certification from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Case managers coordinate care for patients with multiple, complex conditions. Free classes include wellness, pregnancy and parenting, and support for deployers and their fam ily members. Specialty centers include diabetes, nutrition, breast care and deployment health. TRICARE Prime members with a PCM in the network can request a PCM at NBHC Mayport by completing a PCM Change Form at the clinics TRICARE Service Center or Health Benefits Advisors (904270-4255). NBHC Mayport is one of NH Jacksonvilles six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient popula tion,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, air men, guardsmen and their familiesmore than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy. mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax, like the Facebook page at www.facebook/ NavalHospitalJacksonville, follow on Twitter at www. twitter.com/NHJax and view the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ NavalHospitalJax. Sign up for email updates at nhjaxcon nect@med.navy.mil. Photo by Jacob Sippel Active duty family member Sarah Fogerty gets her pulse taken by one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles primary care managers (PCM), Lt. Mohenish Singh. NH Jacksonville uniquely offers its enrolled patients the Medical Home Port approach-with PCMs leading coordinated care teams to meet patients preventive, routine and urgent care needs. In training the Sailors of the worlds greatest maritime force, you produce warfighters that possess both the technical and leadership skills that enable our Fleet to succeed. Sailors interested in instructor duty should talk with their detailer about requirements. Information is also available on Navy Knowledge Online at https://wwwa. nko.navy.mil/portal/leadership/home/instructoprograms.Training Tomorrows Sailors Today THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 7

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NAVFAC Recognizes STAR PerformanceFrom NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs OfficerNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeasts Public Works Department Mayport presented a Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. March 5 for achievements in safety. As we strive to deliv er a quality product, on time and within budget, we must not lose sight of safety as our number one priority, said Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee, Naval Station Mayport Public Works Officer. As the contracting agent, we work closely with all contractors to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with the contract. The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource its people. Orion Marine Construction is honored to receive the prestigious PWD Mayport Star Safety Award from the U.S. Navy, said Mark Stauffer, President and Chief Financial Officer, Orion Marine Construction, Inc. This is a significant achievement and a proud accomplishment for our dedicated hard-work ing team. There is no doubt, our most valuable resource is our people and we strive to provide the safest working envi ronment possible. Safety achievements from the Orion team include zero DART inci dents throughout the life of both contracts while accomplishing over 200,000 man-hours of complex and inherently dangerous waterfront construction. There was no significant contractor or government property damage, no safety noncompliance notices or stop work orders and no findings identified during Operational Safety and Health Administration compliance inspections.Senator Takes Ride In Airship -Photo by MC2 Adam HendersonFlorida Senator Bill Nelson takes a familiarization flight on the Navys only MZ-3A manned airship from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, April 3. The airship is visiting U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters in Mayport, Fla., for a capabilities demonstration as a potential search and detect platform for Counter Transnational Organized Crimes operations in South and Central America and the Caribbean Sea. -Photo provided by Public Works Department Mayport Naval Station Mayport Public Works Officer Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez (far left) poses with Dave Thornton, Vice President; Marlene Vasquez, Certified Safety Professional; Robert Capelli, Certified Safety Professional; Shane McCreery, Quality Control Manager; Tim Goerlich, Site Superintendent; and Matt Tate, Project Manager who are all members of Orion Marine Construction Inc. after presenting them with the Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award March 5. The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource its people. Creative Sailors Needed For Video ContestFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsAs part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Navy is seeking creative and tech savvy Sailors to promote an important message through a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response(SAPR) Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest, officials said March 25. The goal of the contest is to promote awareness of SAPR in the Navy, encouraging bystander intervention among viewers, and advocating victim assis tance and support. Submissions should incorporate the Department of Defense and Navy Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) themes, We own it... Well solve it...Together and Courage. Videos should focus on one of the four Sexual Assault Awareness lines of efforts Education and awareness; prevention and intervention; victim advocacy and resiliency; or investigation. Sailors can submit individual and team videos by mail or by uploading to the FTP site through April 19. Criteria for evaluating entries will include storytelling ability, originality, creativity and technical quality. The contest is open to active duty, Reserve and full-timesupport Sailors. The winning submission will be broadcast on Direct-to-Sailor Television and provided to the American Forces Network and Pentagon channel. Contest rules and procedures are posted at www.sapr.navy.mil. Top videos will be announced in a future Navy news ser vice story. For more details, official contest rules and entry information read the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Public Service Announcement Video Contest Standard Operation Procedure Standard Operation Procedure, available on www. sapr.navy.mil 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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HSC-22 officer in charge. Our active and Reserve Sailors took the lessons from the previous deployments and ran with them. They have set the new standard for future detachments from both communities. We still have a long way to the end of deployment, but it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the hard work and accomplishments of the whole team as they support the needs of the warfare commanders.From Page 1RGBRobert G. Bradley Conducts SRF-B Training USS Robert G. Bradley Public Affairs OfficerNewly arrived Sailors onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) take part in Armed Sentry and Security Reaction Force Basic (SRF-B) training while underway to prepare for standing watch in port. The two-week long Armed Sentry and SRF-B course starts after Sailors have gone through com mand indoctrination (INDOC). Sailors train in non-lethal tactics and take-down procedures during the class, provid ing them with options other than that of deadly force. The class has a lot of very useful and impor tant information that we are trying to teach Sailors on how to stand a proper watch in port, explained one of the volunteer instructors Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Kayle Rivers. The safety of our ship and of everybody aboard depends on it. The goal of the course is to get a new sailor into the Armed Sentry and SRF-B course within their first few months aboard which will result in a fully qualified Sailor and an able body to stand the watch when the ship is in port. A common saying is every Sailor is a fire fighter, but every Sailor is also a part of our own security on the ship, said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo, a SRF-B instructor. A well trained Sailor will make us a harder target, and a safer ship. The course consists of one week in Armed Sentry training, where Sailors learn basic watch stand ing rules and regulations, firearm safety and famil iarization, and the use of deadly force. The sec ond week is dedicated to SRF-B training where participants learn mechani cal advantage control hold (MACH) take-downs and tactical maneuvers. My goal is to create a solid baseline of training; said the lead instructor Master-at-Arms 1st Class Erick Stokes, some thing to build upon in the future. A solid back ground will help them handle themselves when a situation comes up. At the end of the train ing, the Sailors meet their final challenge, the Red Man. They must pass the final test by using skills taught dur ing the SRF-B course that range from repelling an attacker, hand-to-hand combat movements, proper and safe use of a baton to taking someone to the ground and gain ing positive control of the situation all while being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray. The Sailors who have already gone through the course usually volunteer their help to teach the course. I went through SRF-B a few years ago, said Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt, a volun teer who also is on the ships Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team. After I went through the training, I just wanted to help out and being a Red Man is a blast. Volunteering their help as instructors enables Sailors to retain what theyve learned while having fun at the same time. USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frig ate, is homeported out of Mayport, Fl., and is on a scheduled deployment to the Sixth Fleet area of responsibility in the Mediterranean Sea. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo and Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Tyson Schmidt teach a class on weapons handling and safety. during SRF-B training. Fire Controlman 1st Class Adam McCracken teaches Personnel Specialist Seaman Apprentice Roberto Cruz and Seaman John Whitesides on how to handle an M4 during SRF-B training. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo teaches Seaman Joshua Killingsworth how to control and cuff an assailant during SRF-B training. -Photos by CTTSA Robert RoutonElectronics Technician 3rd Class Travis West and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gallo practice moving while armed during SRF-B training. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 9

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Outstanding Food Service Ney Award Winners NamedNAVSUP Office of Corporate CommunicationsSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2013 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service, March 25. High quality food pre pared fresh daily by Culinary Specialists is one of the biggest morale boosters the Navy pro vides, said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich. More scratch cooking, updated menus and increased on-the-job train ing for Culinary Specialists are defining the future of Navy food service. These annual awards, cosponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel. First place winners and runner up commands will be presented their awards on station by designated officials. The 2013 Ney winners include: Submarine Category First Place: USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) Runner Up: USS MAINE (SSBN 741) Small Afloat Category First Place: USS Reuben James (FFG 57) Runner Up: USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) Medium Afloat Category First Place: USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Runner Up: USS Stockdale (DDG 106) Large Afloat Category First Place: USS Wasp (LHD 1) Runner Up: USS Boxer (LHD 4) Aircraft Carrier Category First Place: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Runner Up: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Continental U.S. General Mess category Large General Mess Category First Place: Naval Air Station Oceana Va Runner Up: Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla. Small General Mess Category First Place: Naval Base Kitsap Wash. Runner Up: Naval Fleet Activities Yokosuka Japan The Navys more than 7,300 CSs are deployed around the globe and feed on aver age of 92.5 million wholesome and nutritious meals per year, ensuring the Navys fighting forces operate at peak perfor mance and are ready to respond to threats worldwide. The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission to deliver sustained global logistics and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military per sonnel oversee a diverse portfo lio including supply chain man agement for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, trans portation, security assistance and quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges and movement of household goods. The NAVSUP/ Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of professionals who deliver unparalleled prod ucts and services to customers in the Fleet and across the world. Coast Guard Thanks EOD Mayport-Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica PotterMembers from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordanance Disposal Mobile Unit Six Detachment Mayport are congratulated by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville members and given a com mand coin by Capt. Tom Allan, commanding officer Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, aboard Sector Jacksonville Monday, Apr. 9, 2013. The EODMU Six Det. Mayport members are nominated for the 2013 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for a rescue they conducted Jan. 30, 2013, saving three men from a capsized vessel due to inclement weather in the St. Johns River. USO Yard Sale April 13 Have some things youd like to get off your hands? The Mayport USO is having 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 out side table. Table setup begins at 7 a.m. 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 ceremony 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. Salute To Floridas Heroes Concert The Camp Blanding Museum will be hosting a concert star ring Montgomery Gentry at the Keystone Heights Airport, 1700 Airport Road, Stark, Florida on Saturday, April 27. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m., entertainment starts at noon; NO COOLERS or umbrel las allowed. All children over the age of 3 must have a ticket purchased. Food and beverage vendors will be available for sales. Tickets can be purchased at: www.flheroes.org Greater Jax USO Zoo Night Wristbands On Sale Save the date! The Greater Jacksonville USO is having a USO night at the Jacksonville ZOO on Friday, May 3. We will begin selling wristbands today at noon. Enjoy a night at the Jacksonville Zoo with the fam ily on Friday, May 3rd (see attached flyer). Wristbands are $2.50 each; cash only please. Wristbands are open for pur chase by Active/Retired/ Reservists/ National Guard/ and Veterans (with ID). Wristbands can be purchased at the NS Mayport USO, NAS Jacksonville USO. Wristbands will be sold today from noon till 1pm at the Off-Crew Building onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. For more information about activities or availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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USS Arlington Joins U.S. Navy FleetUSS Arlington Public AffairsWith an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand here today, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and offi cially joined the U.S. Navys fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va. and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. LPD 24 bears a name of great significance to our Navy and Marine Corps team, wrote the ceremonys keynote speaker, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, in his con gratulatory letter to the ship. LPD 24 will forev er represent the courage, devotion and teamwork that characterized our military and first responders on that modern day of infamy. Arlington is the eighth in the Navys San Antonio class of ships, designed to be the most surviv able amphibious vessels ever put to sea. The ship combines 21st century amphibious shipbuilding and warfighting technol ogies to support current and future Marine Corps aircraft and landing craft, capable of transporting nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines into harms way. The highlight of the commissioning occurred when Arlingtons spon sor, Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, ordered the Sailors and Marines to Bring this ship to life! Aye, aye, Maam! they roared back in unison, before running single file up the brow to man the rails from the flight deck to the forecastle and ren der a salute to the cere monys attendees, and to America. Arlington is at their service. The ceremony was attended by more than 50 members of the USS Arlington (AGMR 2) Association, nearly 200 first responders (and their families) who per formed emergency medi cal, police and firefighting services at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and 30 family members of those who perished that day. -Photo by MC2 Tony D. CurtisSailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) man the rails and bring the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony. Arlington was named for Arlington County, Va., and honors first responders and the 184 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Deploying New Laser Technology SoonFrom Office of Naval ResearchCiting a series of tech nological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans Apr. 8 at the SeaAir-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. Our directed energy initiatives, and specifically the solid-state laser, are among our highest prior ity science and technol ogy programs. The solidstate laser program is central to our commitment to quickly deliver advanced capabilities to forwarddeployed forces, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder said. This capability provides a tremendously affordable answer to the costly problem of defending against asymmetric threats, and that kind of innovative approach is crucial in a fiscally constrained environment. The announcement to deploy the laser onboard USS Ponce (AFSB[I] 15) comes as Navy research ers continue to make significant progress on directed energy weap ons, allowing the service to deploy a laser weapon on a Navy ship two years ahead of schedule. The atsea demonstration in FY 14 is part of a wider portfolio of near-term Navy directed energy programs that promise rapid field ing, demonstration and prototyping efforts for shipboard, airborne and ground systems. Our conservative data tells us a shot of directed energy costs under $1, Klunder said. Compare that to the hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to fire a missile, and you can begin to see the merits of this capability. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Sea Systems Command recently per formed demonstrations of high-energy lasers aboard a moving surface combatant ship, as well as against remotely piloted aircraft. Through careful planning of such demonstrations and by leveraging invest ments made through other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, researchers have been able to increase the rug gedness, power and beam quality of lasers, more than doubling the range of the weapons. The future is here, said Peter A. Morrision, program officer for ONRs Sold-State Laser Technology Maturation Program. The solid-state laser is a big step forward to revolutionizing mod ern warfare with directed energy, just as gunpowder did in the era of knives and swords. Officials consider the solid-state laser a revolutionary technol ogy that gives the Navy an extremely affordable, multi-mission weapon with a deep magazine and unmatched precision, targeting and control func tions. Because lasers run on electricity, they can be fired as long as there is power and provide a measure of safety as they dont require carrying propel lants and explosives aboard ships. Lasers complement kinetic weapons to cre ate a layered ship defense capability, providing improved protection against swarming small boats and unmanned air craft at a fraction of the cost of traditional weap ons. The advancing technology gives sailors a vari ety of options they never had before, including the ability to control a laser weapons output and perform actions ranging from non-lethal disabling and deterrence all the way up to destruction. We expect that in the future, a missile will not be able to simply outma neuver a highly accurate, high-energy laser beam traveling at the speed of light, Klunder said. Following the USS Ponce demonstration, the Navy and DoD will con tinue to research ways to integrate affordable laser weapons into the fleet. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 11

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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 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) The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing Learn basic kicks, punches and balance moves in this calorie burning, sweat producing knock out of a workout. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Mayport Sandbox The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport team. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., NOFFS 9:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Sandbox Gymnasium class schedule: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 7 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 5:30 p.m., Steel Anchor Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing MWR Sports/FitnessLiberty 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. 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. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Auto Skills Center 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). 270-539 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 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 champion ship 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 person in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147Kid 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. 246-0347 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. MWR Talks Jobs With Teens-Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMore than 50 teens arrived for the MWR Teem Employment Program Job Fair on Friday, April 5, at Beachside Community Center. Applicants were able to meet with MWR program managers and coordinators and learn about different MWR programs before applying for summer positions. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 11, 2013 13

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