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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Tweaking The Sea Hawk Hagel Eliminates Distinguished Warfare MedalAmerican Forces Press ServiceDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, DOD officials announced April 15. Instead, the military will rec ognize service members who directly affect combat operations without being present through distinguishing devices that will be affixed to already existing awards. Soon after being sworn in as defense secretary Feb. 27, 2013, Hagel asked Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead a review of the medal. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the concurrence of the service secretaries, have recommended the creation of a new distinguish ing device that can be affixed to existing medals to recognize the extraordinary actions of this small number of men and women, Hagel said in a written release. I agree with the Joint Chiefs findings, and have directed the creation of a distinguish ing device instead of a separate medal, Hagel said in the release. Hagel added: The servicemen and women who operate and support our remotely piloted air craft, operate in cyber, and others are critical to our militarys mis sion of safeguarding the nation. The distinguishing devices will serve to recognize these service members achievements, he said. The undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness will develop the award criteria in close coordination with the ser vices and the Joint Staff, officials said. DOD announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 13, 2013. Ive always felt having seen the great work that they do, dayin and day-out that those who performed in an outstanding manner should be recognized, then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during a news con ference announcing the medal. Unfortunately, Panetta added, medals that they otherwise might be eligible for simply did not recognize that kind of contribution. Members of veterans service organizations and others object ed to the Distinguished Warfare Medal, officials said. The med als order of precedence was to be just below the Distinguished Flying Cross and just above the Bronze Star. Some commentators objected that it would rank higher than the Purple Heart award ed to those wounded or killed in action. When I came into office, con cerns were raised to me about the Distinguished Warfare Medals order of precedence by veter ans organizations, members of Congress and other stakeholders whose views are valued by this departments leadership, Hagel -Photo by MC3 Billy HoAviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeremy Shultz, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, performs maintenance on an SH-60B Sea Hawk on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibil ity. See Medal, Page 10Navy Releases Proposed BudgetFrom Defense Media ActivityNavyThe Department of the Navy released April 10 its proposed $155.8 bil lion budget for fiscal year 2014. This budget is part of the $525 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Rear Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget, briefed media at the Department of Defense budget press conference about the Navy and Marine Corps portion of the budget, which was a $4.2 billion decrease from last years baseline appropriation. So the bottom line (for military person nel), the Navys going to slow growth slightly over time. Weve pretty much reached the point where, to be able to operate with the force we have and to be able to properly man and train, we need these forces, Mulloy said. This years budget sub mission was guided by the CNOs tenants of warf ighting first, operate for ward and be ready. Mulloy said the Navy is funding our forces oper ating forward, providing money to maintain and train those units get ting ready to deploy, and investing in the people, ships and technology of our future force. The budget includes a $49 billion request for operations and main tenance. This is an approximately three per cent reduction, but it allows the Navy to main tain its commitment in the Middle East and the Western Pacific, con sistent with the Defense Strategy. This years submission also supports readiness for our next-to-deploy ships and units who will be preparing for their deployments in FY14. The Navy has also increased its ship depot-level maintenance account to increase the scope and Traffic Stops For Pot Hole-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseCones surround a pot hole on Patrol Road that has shut a portion of the roadway down until further notice. From StaffNaval Station Mayport Security partitioned off a part of Patrol Road, from just past CHSMWL at Magazine Road to Gate 5 on Monday after a sink hole was discovered on the roadway. According to NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, Patrol Road will remained closed to traffic indefinitely while Public Works assesses the dam age. NS Mayport Public Works Director Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee said his team has already submit ted, and been approved, for emergency funds to repair the roadway. Lavallee said they are deciding whether the situation requires a short term fix to get traffic flow ing immediately or to conduct a more long term repair for the area is more prudent. In the meantime, Pickard said commut ers can still access the base from Gate 5. Drivers should turn left and trav el along the east end of Patrol Road towards the basin and accessing New Maine Street. The Main Gate access from Mayport Road is also open for entry.See Budget, Page 10

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Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror MOLINARI! the ER nurse bellowed, jolting my Navy husband and I out of our waiting room stupor. Tearing our eyes from hypnotic crime show reruns playing on the wall-mounted television, we scrambled to move our 12-year-old daughter, whod been placed in a wheelchair to elevate her lacerated foot. So, what happened? the nurse asked. It was the blender, I blurted, nervously. The blender?! the nurse looked in horror at our daughters foot, wrapped in a dishtowel. Well, no, her foot wasnt actually in the blender . it was on the floor . and the blender was in the freezer. In the freezer? the nurse asked, confused. I . it was me . ., I mumbled culpably, I put the glass pitcher in the freezer. When my daugh ter opened the door, it fell out and cut her foot. Ah, the nurse seemed relieved to not be dealing with a frappd foot, lets take a quick look. As our daughter winced and whined, we carefully unraveled the dishtowel. Hmmm . looks like youre gonna need a few stitches young lady. The nurse fired ques tions at us full name, date of birth, address, phone number, Tricare prime or standard, spon sors social while tap ping away at her comput er. Then, after a pregnant pause, she looked intently at us and carefully enun ciated, Has your daugh ter ever had stitches before? No, I answered immediately. My mind waffled and my eyes darted as I thought, Should I tell her about that face plant she did into the side of the backyard playset? She didnt need stitches, but if I dont mention that, will she think Ive got some thing to hide? Why is she asking this question any way? Does she think were abusive parents with a long history of suspicious ER visits? I guess the whole blender story does sound a bit suspect, and I was the one who put the blender in the freezer to begin with. I shouldve known it would slide off that bag of chick en tenders!?! It was my fault! Im sure shes alert ing the police right now! I think I hear sirens! Sit tight in the waiting room. When the doctor is ready for you, well get you all fixed up. the nurse said with a smile. We settled back into the waiting room, just in time to see Matlock render a withering cross examina tion. Stagnating under the unforgiving fluorescent lights for another hour, we reassured our daugh ter, analyzed the people around us, leafed through Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&Potatoes What do you want to be when you grow up? Or what does your child want to be when he grows up? It is NEVER too late or too early to ask that question. Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) have collaborated to create a Career Exploration Day. The Career Fair will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am 2:00 PM at four locations. Visit one or more of the loca tions with or without your child to learn more about career options which may suit you or your child. The cost of the fair is free. Dont stop reading because your child is not a senior or because you ARE a senior! Actually, many seniors have already selected several colleges to apply to and probably wont attend this fair. But future students of all ages will be there with or without their parents talking to representatives from the myriad of programs available at FSCJ and career academies at Duval Schools, includ ing the following listed by location: DCPS Career Academies: Englewood High School Lee High School Peterson Academies of Technology Randolph Academies of Technology Sandalwood High School Classrooms and labs will be open for tours. Displays will be set up so you can gain firsthand experience with the tools and techniques used in various programs! Information sessions will be available at certain locations. Because of your life style and values, certain occupations and oppor tunities will be exposed to you while others may not be exposed at all. The fair then is a great oppor tunity for you or for you and your child to explore a variety of occupations and career paths. The www.flvc.org web site provides another opportunity for you and/ or your child to explore interests, careers, and colleges. This website allows a broader exposure to occupations, especially those which have devel oped in the last ten years. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. For more information, you can reach her via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingCareers Into Future, Discover Your CallingWe learn from Scripture that if we lack wisdom, we should ask of God, who gives to all liberally (James 1:5). We are also taught to ask and it shall be given, to seek and we shall find, and to knock and it shall be opened unto us (Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9). And yet many of us often struggle to find answers to our prayers. We may even wonder sometimes if God actu ally hears us when we pray. It is important for us to remember that prayer is not just one-way com munication from a person to God. Prayer is really two-way communica tion; prayer is a conver sation between a person and God. Not only can we speak to God, but God can also speak to us. Understanding how God speaks to us is a learning process. God speaks to us in many different ways, often in ways we can hear only if we are really listening. To better hear Gods voice in our lives, some times we need to turn down the volume of the worldly noise around us. If we ignore spiri tual promptings, we may notice and recognize them less until we can not hear them at all. It is important for us to learn to listen to the prompt ings God gives us and to be willing to follow them. Another reason we sometimes do not recog nize Gods voice in our lives is because answers to our prayers do not always come to us directly and in the way we might expect. God wants us to study and think in addi tion to praying for guidance as we seek answers to personal questions and concerns in our lives. God will hear and answer our prayers, but the answer may sometimes come through Scripture or through the wisdom of inspired family members and friends. A 20th century religious leader once said, God does notice us, and He watches over us. But it is usually through another person that He meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other. We each have a responsibility to serve and to be sensitive to the needs of others. We can all look for opportunities to reach out and bless those around us. A current religious lead er recently taught, Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while were on our knees but while were on our feet serving the Lord and serv ing those around us. This leader also said, By becoming the answer to someones prayer, we often find the answer to our own. Serving others strengthens us spiritually and also opens the win dows of heaven. I want each of you to know that God loves you and hears your prayers. God can speak to you in your life in unique ways and provide peace and understanding as you seek His guidance and strive to follow Him. My hope for all of us is that we will not only pray, but also listen for the answer. And I hope that we will not only focus on finding answers for ourselves, but also look for ways to serve others and to help those around us find the answers and blessings they are seeking. I know that as we strive to bless others, we will be blessed as well.Chap Calvin B. Gardner Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSdog-eared magazines, and watched an episode of Hill Street Blues. Just as I thought cobwebs were forming, our name was called. The x-ray technician, the billing rep, the nurse, the doctor they all asked the same questions. First a battery of rapid-fire queries regarding tedious details were launched in robotic succession, fol lowed by one carefully worded question deliv ered police-interrogation style. I cant recall if the final question was Has your daughter had stitches before? or Are you the abusive parent who neg ligently put the blender in the freezer sideways? but I am certain that they had it out for me. I prayed they wouldnt find out about our two older kids, who have had their share of ER visits in past tours. Three broken bones, two pulled elbows, and at least a dozen stitches; with such typi cal excuses fell off the couch, fell off the play set, fell into the playset, fell down the stairs. It all sounded so textbook; I was sure that the police were on their way to haul me off to jail. But finally, after 30 minutes of treatment and three hours of waiting, we were released. Feeling like some kind of middleaged jailbird, I sheepish ly wheeled my daughter back to the ER entrance. Suddenly, YOURE UNDER ARREST! blared from the waiting room. I considered bolting, but I was really looking for ward to our upcoming PCS to Rhode Island, and besides, I would need to pack my fiber pills and contour pillow before I could lead a life on the run. Just as I turned to face the wall and spread em, I noticed that the order had come from CHiPs Officer Ponch Poncherello on the wallmounted TV and I realized that I was free to go. On our way back to base, while my daugh ter sipped a conciliatory Whataburger chocolate shake, I turned to her in an effort to relieve the still-fresh pang of guilt, Lollipop, if I hadnt put that blender in the freez er sideways, none of this wouldve happened. Im so sorry. Its OK, Mom, she said between sips, its not youre fault. It was just an accident. Along with my heart and that chocolate shake, my mothers guilt finally melted away. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.com Downtown 101 W. State St. Jax 32202 North Campus 4501 Capper Rd. Jax 32218 South Campus 11901 Beach Blvd. Jax 32246 Cecil Center South Aviation Center of Excellence 13450 Lake Fretwell St. Jax 32221 AC, refrig, heating biotechnology 2, 3 bldg construction 1, 4 business & mgt. 1 child care 3 logistics and distribution 2 real estate and insurance welding culinary arts 3 cosmetology 3, 4 dental assistant health care 4 law enforcement massage therapy pharmaceutical firefighter 4 paramedic digital media entertainment tech 1, 3 aircraft airframe mechanics aircraft coating aircraft powerplant mechan ics air traffic control aviation maintenance mgt. aviation operations 3 professional pilot tech truck driving Finding Answers To Your Prayers 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Are Your Childs Immunizations Up To Date?Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs AssistantNational Infant Immunization Weeksponsored by the World Health Organizationtakes place from April 20 to 27. This annual observance seeks to improve the health of children age two and younger. Vaccines are par ticularly crucial for infants, who are most vulnerable to infec tious diseases. Childhood immunizations protect against 14 diseases that can cause serious illness, dis ability or even death: hepati tis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, haemophilus influenza b (Hib), pertussis, pneumococcal dis ease, polio, influenza, measles, mumps, rotavirus, rubella, teta nus and chickenpox. U.S. vaccines are extremely safe. Theyre regulated like any other medication and in addition to thattheres a national tracking system for adverse effects, says Capt. Joseph McQuade, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville director for public health and family medicine physician. And the risk of the disease is so much greater than the very small risk from vaccination. For instance, the disease diphtheria has a one in 20 risk of death, while the DTaP vaccinewhich prevents diphtheria, tetanus and pertussishas no known risk of death and a one in 1,000 risk of continuous crying fol lowed by full recovery. Some vaccine-prevent able diseaseslike pertussis (whooping cough) and chick enpoxremain common in the U.S. Other diseases prevented by vaccines are no longer com mon in this country because of vaccines. However, if vaccina tion stopped or dropped off, the few cases in the U.S. could very quickly become tens or hun dreds of thousands of cases. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the bodys natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. Vaccines imitate an infectionbut dont cause ill ness. Vaccines do cause the same immune response as a real infectionso the body can fight disease if exposed in the future. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infec tion can cause minor symp toms, such as mild fever. This is normal and expected as the body builds immunity. Immunization is one of the most important things a par ent can do to protect their chil drens health. Walk-in to NBHC Mayports immunizations clinic (Monday Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or call (904) 270-4305. Find out more at www.cdc.gov/ vaccines. Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (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 SippelLt. Cmdr. Michelle Kee, mother of 6-month-old Cameron Kee, holds her infant as Hospitalman Roderick Hinds gives an immunization shot. National Infant Immunization Weeksponsored by the World Health Organizationtakes place from April 20 to 27. This annual observance seeks to improve the health of children age two and young er.No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. Chinese phi losopher Confucius In 2006, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen established what is known as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) professional reading program (CNO-PRP). The reading program is based on a lending library provided and promoted to the fleet. You may have found piles of books tucked in wardrooms and ships classrooms, but how did they get there? It all starts with a Change of Command. Whenever the Navy gets a new CNO, they get a new book list. Each list is carefully selected by an advi sory board consisting of representatives from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College, History and Heritage Command, Naval Academy and the Senior Enlisted Academy. Previously, the list was categorized by paygrade. When Adm. Jonathan Greenert became the CNO, the list was reor ganized according to his tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. There are a total of 42 books in the program, 18 of which are considered essential. The latest list was revealed in conjunc tion with the Navys 237th birthday in October 2012. Subsequently, 22,000 books were distributed to 420 commands. Books are also available electroni cally through the NKO website. Adm. Greenert wanted to provide books in mul tiple mediums in order to reach more Sailors, said Cmdr. Dolan the deputy program manag er of the CNO-PRP. I get requests daily (for CNOPRP books) and the Navy General Librarys eLibrary contains thousands of titles and averages 16,000 downloads per month. Now you know the books origin, but why should you pick one up? I challenge you to read one. There is something for everyone on this list sci ence fiction, Cyber War, history and do not forget the books are free. On the program website (http:// navyreading.dodlive. mil/), there is even a list of recommended movies. If you claim you do not have time to read, there is a book for that, Time Management from the Inside out by Julie Morgenstern. Reading, discussing, and understanding the ideas found in the CNOPRP will not only improve critical thinking skills, but will also help everyone in the Navy to become bet ter Sailors, better citizens, and most importantly, better leaders, said Prof. John E. Jackson, the program manager for the CNO-PRP. The motto of the program is Read to be ready. Until we meet again, keep reading. Warriors Lt.j.g. Patricia Kreuzberger ATG Mayport THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 3

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-Photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren JorgensenMilitary servicemembers and veterans take a moment of silence to honor those wounded, missing or killed in action during a ceremony at the start of a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. The Team Coast Guard coach organized the ceremony and invited a team of wounded veterans representing VET Sports non-profit rehabilitation organization to participate in the tournament.Giving Back, Saying Thanks Wounded veterans representing VET Sports non-profit rehabilitation organization watch their teammates play during a softball tournament where they and other wound ed, missing and killed veterans were honored. Daniel "Doc" Jacobs tries for a homerun. Jacobs, an Iraq war veteran who lost part of his left leg in an explosion, tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers recently. Woitt coaches his amateur softball team, Team Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Commander Capt. Tom Allan (center) takes a group photo with Team Coast Guard, an amateur softball team composed of Coast Guardsmen, during a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. Allan threw the ceremonial first pitch during the special military-service kick-off ceremony. Allan throws the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of an amateur softball tournament. (Right) Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Woitt thanks representatives of VET Sports for their military service and sac rifices during the opening ceremony of a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. Woitt invited VET Sports to participate in the tournament and coordinated a military-style ceremony before the tournament to honor them and other veterans wounded, killed or missing in action. From StaffCoasties and Sailors from Jacksonville spent time giving back to the community this week end. Coordinated by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard and hosted by Naval Station Mayport, teams gathered on base to participate in the first Relay for Life event to be held on a military base last weekend. The event raises money for cancer research through fundraising and team-sponsoring. In turn, teams walk in shifts for 18 hours to sup port the American Cancer Society. Golf and softball teams from both services also participated in tournaments Friday and Saturday to raise money for VET Sports, a nonprofit organization tht helps wounded veter ans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabilitation programs. In all, more than $3,500 was raised for American Cancer Society and Vet Sports received approximately $2,000 to continue its services. 4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Above, Lumanaries are lined up for the lumanaria ceremony during the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. Participants purchased the lumanaries to represent friends, family and loved ones who have been affected by cancer. Pictured left, Relay for Life of Mayport coor dinators hold a lumanaria ceremony during the Relay for Life at Naval Station Mayport Saturday, April 13. The Relay for Life of Mayport was the first Relay for Life event ever held on a U.S. military base. Team members participating in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, listen to a presentation Saturday, April 13. Relay for Life of Mayport was the first Relay for Life event ever held on a U.S. military base. A Coast Guard team participates in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. Relay for Life is the primary fundraising campaign of the American Cancer Society. Coast Guardsmen participate in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. The relay, which began at noon Saturday and continuted until 6 a.m. Sunday, required representatives from each team to be walking on the track at all times. During a golf tournament at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, organized by a Coast Guardsman to raise money for VET Sports non-profit organization, Daniel "Doc" Jacobs watches as Randy Tharp, both of VET Sports, practices his swing Friday, April 12, 2013. Raffles and other fundraisers during the tournament resulted in a $1,600 donation to VET Sports. Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Woitt, of the Naval Station Mayport-based Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, thanks fellow service members for coming out to Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Friday, April 12, to participate in the golf tournament he organized to raise money for VET Sports. VET Sports is a non-profit organization with a mission of helping wounded veterans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabili tation programs. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 5

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On The MessdeckBogeys Specials Thursday, April 18 Greek Chicken Wrap, $10.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Friday, April 19 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, April 22 Chicken BLT Sandwich, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Tuesday, April 23 Fish Tacos with Cipotle Sauce, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.50 Greek Chicken Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chili Wednesday, April 24 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Chicken Dumpling Mayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich with let tuce, tomato, onion, pickles, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, $5.75 Focsle Lounge Spring Specials Smashed 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 Auto Skills Center April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3-pack, $20 for a 6-pack, and computers are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of sur prises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home prizes! April 19: Live Music by Second Tyme Around. 9 pm at Castaways. 270-7205 April 24: Game Night. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, & Twister April 25: Bar Biathlon 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge (after Trivia). Test your skills at darts and billiards in our biathlon. Overall winner takes away a championship trophy. 270-7205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 April 24: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tick ets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147 ITT Jacksonville Suns Baseball: Tickets on Sale April 4. Prices range from $5.50-$13.50 depending on section. 270-5145 Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimentary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID to activate ticket at front gate. Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 Wild Florida Airboat and Sightseeing Tour in Kenansville, Fla. The following activities target single or unaccom panied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. 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. 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. May 1: Texas Holdem Tournament. 7 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 2: Ping-Pong Tournament. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 3: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. May 5: Scary Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 6: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 7: Snag Golf. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. May 8: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:30 p.m. Sign up deadline May 6. May 10: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. May 13: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 15: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 6 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! May 17: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. May 18: Halo 4 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 19: Comedy Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 20: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 21: Madden 13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 22: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline May 20 May 24: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. May 26: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 28: COD: Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 31: Mall Trip Kid ZoneApril 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. May 24: Outdoor MoviesHotel Transylvania (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 May 31: Outdoor MoviesWreck It Ralph (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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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. 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 Fitness Team members. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire com mand to the next level, oceanfront! This com mand class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, muscular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accom modate 200+ person nel, weather permitting. Hooyah Mayport! 11 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 The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: 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/Fitness MWR Hosts Fun Run -Photos by Paige GnannPictured above left, runners take off in the Spring Forward MWR Fun Run 5K run/3K walk held April 9 in front of the Mayport Gym. Above right, a 5K runner takes a time card to record her run time. MWR hosts fun runs every second Tuesday of the month at 8:10 a.m. in front of the Gym. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 7

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Robert G. Bradley Performs Burial At Sea USS Robert G. Bradley PAOSailors stationed aboard the guided missile frigate, USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) performed a burial at sea for 26 prior service members and spouses while underway on March 29. Conforming to tradi tion, the ship was slowed, the colors lowered to halfmast, and a delegation of officers, chief petty offi cers, and sailors lined-up in formation in dress uni form. A firing detail was also assembled to fire a 21-gun salute. The morning was sunny and 75 degrees, with moderate winds and seas. The military and religious aspects of the ceremony were conducted with dig nity and solemnity. The burial at sea cer emony was officiated by Chaplain (Lt.) Stephen Cloer with Bradleys Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Peter Ehlers, and Command Senior Chief Gary Jefferson as mem bers of the official party. The ceremony was well performed by the Sailors and full of respect towards those who were laid to rest, said Cloer. Following the ceremo ny, Cloer mailed packages to the primary next of kin, which included a letter from the commanding officer detailing the date, time, and exact location of the burial. Also included were 3 volleys from the 21-gun salute. Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Corey Wisdom, one of the Sailors in the rifle detail, was proud to be included in the ceremony. Ive always liked drill ing with a rifle and it was great to knock the rust off again by participating in an old navy tradition, said Wisdom. USS Robert G. Bradley, homeported out of Mayport, FL, is currently on a scheduled deploy ment in support of mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. -Photo by CTT2 Tyson SchmidtLt.j.g. Scott Melanson salutes as Personal Specialist Seaman Luke Loskutoff and Seaman Evan Workman lay the deceased to rest. -Photo by CTT2 Tyson SchmidtCommand Senior Chief Gary Jefferson, Cmdr. Peter Ehlers and Lt. Cmdr. John Lepak salute during a burial at sea ceremony with Lieutenant Stephen Cloer, the ships Chaplain, reading at the podium.-Photo by ET1 Daniel RaleyThe firing detail fires a salute during a burial at sea ceremony onboard USS Robert G. Bradley. Beaches Vets Hold Memorial Day ProgramFrom BVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died sup porting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. The Right Reverend Charles Lovett Keyser, Past Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces of the United States, will dedicate The Chaplains Memorial Garden to those brave men who gave their lives for their God and Country. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited and share your time in commemorating this year of remembrance for our lost family mem bers and the conflicts in which they gave their lives. The program will pro ceed in the American Legion 316 Great Hall in case of in climate weather. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 9

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complexity of our mainte nance availabilities. The Navy has also requested $43.5B for ship, aircraft, weapons and other procurement for programs including Joint Strike Fighter, Littoral Combat Ship, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Following last years budget for FY13, this budget includes cuts and other initiatives that will reduce planned spend ing across several years. The FY14 budget request does not reflect the future uncertainty associated with the implementation of sequestration as it is submitted as part of the Presidents balanced defi cit reduction plan. To view the proposed FY14 DoN budget docu ments, visit http://www. finance.hq.navy.mil/ fmb/14pres/books.htm. To view the U.S. Navy Program Guide for 2013, visit: http://www.navy. mil/navydata/policy/ seapower/npg13/topnpg13.pdf. Highlights of the proposed DoD budget are outlined at http:// www.defense.gov/ news/2014budget.pdf. For more information and to view the entire fis cal 2014 budget proposal, visit http://www.budget. mil and download the FY 2014 Budget Request Overview Book. To view budget-related transcripts, visit http:// www.defense.gov/tran scripts.From Page 1Budgetsaid. The distinguishing devices can be affixed to awards at different levels, so, once written, the cri teria for the awards must reflect that, officials said. For example, the criteria for affixing a device to an Army Commendation Medal would be dif ferent than those for a Meritorious Service Medal a higher award.From Page 1MedalPhil Sea Takes Injured Bird Under Its Wing Navy Public Affairs Support Ele ment Detachment SoutheastRecently a Sailor on board USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) successfully rescued and cared for an injured Blue Heron that landed on the ships focsle while underway. While doing a routine walk-around inspection, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Terzian, Philippine Sea chief engineer, discovered an injured heron that was somehow able to land safely on Philippine Sea. We were underway and we were experiencing heavy seas, said Terzian. I went up to the focsle to check on my equipment and make sure that noth ing had been destroyed. As I was walking up towards anchor windlass [where the anchor chain is stored], I could see the most forward part of the focsle, and there was a bird there. He was kind of stuffed in the corner. I think he was trying to protect himself because it was really windy. Terzian said when he approached the bird, it didnt move; it just stayed still huddled in the cor ner. He saw blood coming from under the birds left wing and on its legs. When I got within two feet of him, he tried to go through the bullnose and got stuck in a net. So I picked him up, sat down and let him sit on my lap. I could see that his left wing was broken, stated Terzian. He had a com pound break where the bone was actually sticking out of his wing. I told the Captain [Capt. Steve Shinego] the condition of the bird and he told me to bring the heron into the hanger bay, said Terzian. So I picked him up, he didnt fight me or anything. I placed him in a box and put him in the hanger. He laid there like a cat would, with his head down. He was exhausted from try ing to fight the wind and hold on. The Captains wife, Susan Shinego, did some research and found B.E.A.K.S. here in Jacksonville. They were able to guide us through caring for the bird until we could get it safely to them, said Terzian. B.E.A.K.S. is a local non-profit organization that raises and cares for thousands of birds includ ing eagles, pelicans, owls and ospreys for over 25 years. They were truly con cerned. They took the appropriate action immediately. They followed my directions perfectly, said Cynthia Mosling, president and co-found er B.E.A.K.S.. I wish everybody would react to injured birds the way they did. Mosling said that even with the care received on board the ship, the bird was not able to survive the its injuries. -Photo courtesy of USS Philippine SeaLt. Cmdr. Christopher Terzian of USS Philippine Sea holds a rescued blue heron that caught a ride on the ship after injuring a wing. Terzian and the crew were able to keep the bird alive until the ship pulled back to Mayport and it could be turned over to a bird rescue group. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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U.S. Navy Public AffairsThe United States Navy Memorial held its annu al spring Blessing of the Fleets ceremony April 13, providing District of Columbia citizens and tourists the opportunity to witness Naval heri tage as demonstrated by the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard. The Blessing of the Fleets ceremony is a cen turies-old ceremony root ed in seafaring heritage around the world. This years event was dedicat ed to the Year of Military Women and Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of Navy Reserve and keynote speaker for the event, recognized women who dedicated their life to serving in the Military. Today whats remark able about military ser vice is that its no longer remarkable that women are serving, said Braun. In todays Navy, women are serving across the fleet in ships, submarines, and squadrons...from junior enlisted deck hands to Commanding Officers. Braun delivered remarks on womens con tributions to the Navy, from the Navy nurses in 1908, women enlist ing as Yeoman in 1917, the repeal of the combat exclusion law in 1993, to the first submarine to deploy with women on board in 2010. Seeing an article on the first female Naval aviators changed my life and inspired me to join the Navy and call this a career, said Braun. After Brauns remarks the blessing began with Sailors from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard charging the fountains with waters from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes. The cer emony focuses on safe guarding crews and ships from the dangers of the seas by a blessing from the waters edge, or the Memorials Granite Sea as the plaza is called. Being in harms way is part of the business; its the job description when youre at sea, said Braun. Once the Ceremonial Guard finished charg ing the fountains and retiring the colors, the Washington Revels Maritime Voices sang the Navy Hymn accompanied by the United States Navy Band. Its a wonderful bless ing for me to be here and see some of the old World War II veterans and everyone who is in the Navy, said Disbursing Clerk 1st Class (Ret.) Robert M. Pugh, a World War II vet eran and Navy Memorial plank owner. Guests were invited to grab a bowl of Navy bean soup served by the Presidential Food Service Culinary Specialists and enjoy the unveiling of the Memorials Year of Military Women exhib it. The exhibit displays collections of historical and modern photographs, original artwork and other artifacts including a uni form belonging to Capt. Mildred McAfee. McAfee was the first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serv ing honorably in World War II commanding 82,000 women. For more information on the exhibit and the Blessing of the Fleets, visit the Memorials website at www.navymemorial.orgBlessing of the Fleet Honors Navy Women -Photo by MC1 David A. FrechSailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard pour water from the Seven Seas and Great Lakes into the fountains of the outdoor plaza at the Navy Memorial during the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.From 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 key note 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 for mer Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in atten dance. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening promises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what his torians 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 entertain ment. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are manda tory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner. Tickets may be purchased from the follow ing locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-7182118; email: bpricex4@ comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anu day00@aol.comTickets On Sale For 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.floridafallenheroes.org and download the pdf to purchase tickets. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 11

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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 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. April 22-26, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. 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 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. April 29-May 3, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. 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 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintend ed victims. A wide range of child adjustment prob lems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompassing behavior, emotion, devel opment and socializa tion. The purpose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the vio lence, which many par ents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens develop ment and may provide an additional motivator for ending the violence and seeking intervention. FFSC Plans Tea Party For Soon-to-be MomsFrom FFSCThe New Parent Support Program is hosting an English Tea for expectant moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the base Chapel. The program is honoring these women in rec ognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a special opportunity for moms-to-be to meet each other and have a grand day of pamper ing. If you are pregnant, you are invited to come out and enjoy the food, tea and good company. There is no charge for this event, however reg istration is required. There are limited seats avail able. Call FFSC at 270-6600 ext. 1700 to save your seat. Stroller Strut With FFSC-Photo by Paige GnannLibby Duffy of NS Mayports Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hands a spinwheel to a family par ticipating in the first Stroller Strut sponsored by FFSC on April 9 in support of Month of the Military Child. Stroller Strut gave moms with strollers a chance to enjoy a day of sun and exercise with other families and mem bers of FFSC. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 13

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Salute To Floridas Heroes Concert The Camp Blanding Museum will be host ing a concert starring 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 umbrellas allowed. All children over the age of 3 must have a ticket pur chased. Food and bever age vendors will be avail able for sales. Tickets can be purchased at: www. flheroes.org Music And Poetry Enjoy complimen tary admission to attend Music and Poetry. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, led by conduc tor Michael Butterman, explores musics fascinat ing inspirations from the world of poetry. Featured on the program is a song cycle based on poems by Maya Angelou, titled A Womans Life, sung by soprano Angela Brown. A Womans Life deals with the African-American experience, tracing the arc of a womans life, from childhood to old age. Please see details below to make your complimen tary online reservations by logging on to our guest list. The performance is Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts-Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall. USO patrons may log on to http://www.jaxsym phony.org/companies/ USO.html and request complimentary tickets in advance of the perfor mance. Guest List instruc tions: Select the concert and number of tickets to reserve. Then click Reserve Tickets. This will then prompt you to sign in or create a login. You then click contin ue and you will need to re confirm your concert date and number of tick ets. If you do not receive a confirmation, thats OK. We do have your reser vation in our box office. No tickets will be mailed but they will be avail able at will call the eve ning of the concert. For information or assis tance, call the Jacksonville Symphony Box Office at 904.354.5547. Free Tickets Bellamy Brothers In Concert Come see the Bellamy Brothers in concert at The Morocco Shrine Center Auditorium, 3800 Saint Johns Bluff Road, South, Jacksonville on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Greater Jax Area USO has received a lim ited number of free tick ets that will be available at NOON today at both your Mayport and NAS Jax USO centers. Tickets are first come, first served and are open to Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, and DOD.The show will also be featuring Jacksonvilles singing sensation Rion Page, with Special Guest Linda Davis & Company In the Round. For more information, call 6425200, Ext. 11 or 13. No Dough Dinner The Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on April 29 from 57 p.m. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate fami lies. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve tacos, refried beans, rice, salad, and dessert. Barking In The Streets Bring the family out and enjoy drinks, music, food and more to sup port K9sForWarriors. The event will be held Sunday, May 5 from 1-6 p.m. at the Adamec Harley-Davidson on Baymeadows Road. For more information on tick ets and K9sForWarriors, visit K9sForWarriors.org. 2013 Players Championship Birdies For Charity Campaign The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased once again to be participating in the 2013 Players Championship Birdies for Charity Campaign held in May in conjunction with The Players Championship. For more information visit www.birdiesforchar ity.playerschampionship. com to participate and become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 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 sell ing wristbands today at noon. Enjoy a night at the Jacksonville Zoo with the family on Friday, May 3rd (see attached flyer). Wristbands are $2.50 each; cash only please. Wristbands are open for purchase by Active/ Retired/Reservists/ National Guard/ and Veterans (with ID). Wristbands can be pur chased 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. Military Wives Vendor Show May 4 Join the Mayport USO for another wonderful Military Wives Vendor Show. This event is free and open to the public. There will be raffle tick ets and food for sale. For more information, or to signup as a vendor, email: milwivesbusinessesande vents@gmail.com The Players Military Job Fair-May 5 In partnership with Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, The Players will welcome active duty, reservists, retired military, veterans, and military spouses to TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, May 5 to participate in its second annual job fair. Information on local educational institutions with veterans programs, career counseling, and resume writing assistance will also be provided. The job fair at The Players will take place in The Turn hospitality venue. Companies interested in participating may contact Bill Hickley at bill.hick ley@incepture.com Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Free At The USO Protect your skin this summer. Stop by the NAS Jax and Mayport USO centers for your free bag of Hawaiian Tropic sun screen and after sun prod ucts. Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf Free Admission For Military Enjoy complimentary admission for all active duty, retirees, reservists, and dependents with military ID to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in April at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their transition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more informa tion, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deploy ment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service members with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 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. Following the New Jax bout our brother league, the Magic City Misfits (4th in the nation) will take on the Carolina Wrecking Balls. Tickets are $11 in advance 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. We will honor the $11 presale ticket price at the door for both military patrons and UNF students (please have military ID or student ID to receive discount). 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. For additional informa tion on any of these pro grams, contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org 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. Using her fathers fam ily members as a case study, Kathy traces them through the vari ous records available on Confederate soldiers and their units. Records illus trated include muster rolls, trench rolls, register for a hospital, register of prisoner of war, oath of allegiance, roll of surren dered prisoners, company transfer, home guard rolls, and pension records. Information is provid ed on how to research a given unit, discover its chain of command, and the battles it fought. People are encouraged to dig deeper and even visit the various battlefields. For further information, please contact the society at publicity@jaxgen.org or info@jaxgen.org Saturday, April 27 Bring your coffee and camera with you and join a park ranger at 6 a.m. to watch the sun rise over the Fort George River, get answers about park resources and get some amazing photos. 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. For additional informa tion on any of these pro grams, contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org Sunday, April 28 The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-2 presents About Boating Safely. Class to be held at Arlington Lions Club. Cost of the class is $20 for individual and $30 for couple. This is a com prehensive boating safe ty class approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators(NASBLA). Successful completion of this course results in a Florida State Boating Education ID Card. Contact Charles Hayes at (904) 652-7767 or e-mail: Charles.s.hayes@gmail. com for more informa tion. Tuesday, April 30 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a free workshop on Spring Irrigation Tune-up at West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, Fla. The time is 6:30 8:30 p.m. In times of drought be sure your irrigation system is in top shape. Not everyone has in-ground irrigation, so we will cover handwatering tips, plus the city ordinances and more. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Thursday, May 9 The Duval County Extension Office is offer ing a Make-and-take rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Attendees will make their own 55 gallon plastic rain barrels to take home. You will learn how to connect a rain barrel to a rain garden and learn some important infor mation on water conser vation. The workshop will be located at 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, Fla. The cost is $45 per person to make a rain barrel, $5 for attendance only (no rain barrel). Prepayment and registra tion required for barrel. Payment must be received by Thursday, May 3. Checks to be made to DCOHAC and sent to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N. McDuff Ave, Jax., Fl 32254. You can register with credit card at http:// rainbarrel050913.event brite.com. Seating is lim ited to 35 pre-paid regis trations. No walk-ins for make and take. For ques tions, call 904-255-7450. Saturday, May 12 The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society hosts Pam Moore at 10 a.m. Moore will speak on Life on the Barrier Islands of Northeast Florida. Her family for eight generations continuously lived on the islands. She will combine genealogy, history and island folklore in her presentation. Location: The Edgewater Condominiums Clubhouse, 4366 Edgewater Crossing Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. Open to the public. No charge. Light refreshments served. Information, 904-7781000 or 904-262-1948 Saturday, May 18 The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 14-4 as a public service is offering an About Boating Safety class at the Captains Club located at 13363 Beach Blvd. between Hodges and Kernan Blvd. The program will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The program meets the Florida State requirement for a Boaters Safety Card and costs $25 including materials. Classes will also be held on Sept. 14 or Oct. 5. Contact Mike at 904-502-9154 for more info or to register. Log onto our website at www. uscgajaxbeach.com Friday, May 24 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. JU Marine Science Research Institute to host sixth annual Ripples on the River. The event will feature live music; a fishing clinic by TV personality Capt. Don Dingman; tours of the beautiful new W.C. and Susan Gentry Boardwalk and Nature Preserve; SeaBest Seafood and hot dogs, chips and slaw for for lunch; Sweetwater Beer samples; a critter touch tank by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; DeleteRiver Taxi boat rides courtesy of the St. Johns Riverkeeper; and tours of the MSRI. Cost is $10 per adult, children free; payable at the door (cash and checks). The MSRI is the premier biological and environmental research and education facility on the St. Johns River. The two-story, 32,000-squarefoot certified-green building has classrooms, laboratories, offices for the St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and areas for teaching Duval County public school students. RSVP by May 10 to Lauren at (904) 256-7095. Sunday, May 26 Women Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church presents Women Conference 2013 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 810 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach with Rev. Marvin McQueen, II, Pastor and Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, I, Overseer.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Tweaking The Sea Hawk Hagel Eliminates Distinguished Warfare MedalAmerican Forces Press ServiceDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, DOD officials announced April 15. Instead, the military will rec ognize service members who directly affect combat operations without being present through distinguishing devices that will be affixed to already existing awards. Soon after being sworn in as defense secretary Feb. 27, 2013, Hagel asked Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead a review of the medal. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the concurrence of the service secretaries, have recommended the creation of a new distinguishing device that can be affixed to existing medals to recognize the extraordinary actions of this small number of men and women, Hagel said in a written release. I agree with the Joint Chiefs findings, and have directed the creation of a distinguish ing device instead of a separate medal, Hagel said in the release. Hagel added: The servicemen and women who operate and support our remotely piloted air craft, operate in cyber, and others are critical to our militarys mis sion of safeguarding the nation. The distinguishing devices will serve to recognize these service members achievements, he said. The undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness will develop the award criteria in close coordination with the ser vices and the Joint Staff, officials said. DOD announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 13, 2013. Ive always felt having seen the great work that they do, dayin and day-out that those who performed in an outstanding manner should be recognized, then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during a news con ference announcing the medal. Unfortunately, Panetta added, medals that they otherwise might be eligible for simply did not recognize that kind of contribution. Members of veterans service organizations and others object ed to the Distinguished Warfare Medal, officials said. The med als order of precedence was to be just below the Distinguished Flying Cross and just above the Bronze Star. Some commentators objected that it would rank higher than the Purple Heart award ed to those wounded or killed in action. When I came into office, con cerns were raised to me about the Distinguished Warfare Medals order of precedence by veter ans organizations, members of Congress and other stakeholders whose views are valued by this departments leadership, Hagel -Photo by MC3 Billy HoAviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeremy Shultz, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, performs maintenance on an SH-60B Sea Hawk on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. See Medal, Page 10Navy Releases Proposed BudgetFrom Defense Media ActivityNavyThe Department of the Navy released April 10 its proposed $155.8 bil lion budget for fiscal year 2014. This budget is part of the $525 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Rear Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget, briefed media at the Department of Defense budget press conference about the Navy and Marine Corps portion of the budget, which was a $4.2 billion decrease from last years baseline appropriation. So the bottom line (for military person nel), the Navys going to slow growth slightly over time. Weve pretty much reached the point where, to be able to operate with the force we have and to be able to properly man and train, we need these forces, Mulloy said. This years budget sub mission was guided by the CNOs tenants of warfighting first, operate for ward and be ready. Mulloy said the Navy is funding our forces oper ating forward, providing money to maintain and train those units get ting ready to deploy, and investing in the people, ships and technology of our future force. The budget includes a $49 billion request for operations and main tenance. This is an approximately three per cent reduction, but it allows the Navy to main tain its commitment in the Middle East and the Western Pacific, con sistent with the Defense Strategy. This years submission also supports readiness for our next-to-deploy ships and units who will be preparing for their deployments in FY14. The Navy has also increased its ship depot-level maintenance account to increase the scope and Traffic Stops For Pot Hole-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseCones surround a pot hole on Patrol Road that has shut a portion of the roadway down until further notice. From StaffNaval Station Mayport Security partitioned off a part of Patrol Road, from just past CHSMWL at Magazine Road to Gate 5 on Monday after a sink hole was discovered on the roadway. According to NS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, Patrol Road will remained closed to traffic indefinitely while Public Works assesses the dam age. NS Mayport Public Works Director Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee said his team has already submitted, and been approved, for emergency funds to repair the roadway. Lavallee said they are deciding whether the situation requires a short term fix to get traffic flowing immediately or to conduct a more long term repair for the area is more prudent. In the meantime, Pickard said commut ers can still access the base from Gate 5. Drivers should turn left and trav el along the east end of Patrol Road towards the basin and accessing New Maine Street. The Main Gate access from Mayport Road is also open for entry.See Budget, Page 10

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Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror MOLINARI! the ER nurse bellowed, jolting my Navy husband and I out of our waiting room stupor. Tearing our eyes from hypnotic crime show reruns playing on the wall-mounted television, we scrambled to move our 12-year-old daughter, whod been placed in a wheelchair to elevate her lacerated foot. So, what happened? the nurse asked. It was the blender, I blurted, nervously. The blender?! the nurse looked in horror at our daughters foot, wrapped in a dishtowel. Well, no, her foot wasnt actually in the blender . it was on the floor . and the blender was in the freezer. In the freezer? the nurse asked, confused. I . it was me . ., I mumbled culpably, I put the glass pitcher in the freezer. When my daugh ter opened the door, it fell out and cut her foot. Ah, the nurse seemed relieved to not be dealing with a frappd foot, lets take a quick look. As our daughter winced and whined, we carefully unraveled the dishtowel. Hmmm . looks like youre gonna need a few stitches young lady. The nurse fired ques tions at us full name, date of birth, address, phone number, Tricare prime or standard, spon sors social while tap ping away at her computer. Then, after a pregnant pause, she looked intently at us and carefully enun ciated, Has your daugh ter ever had stitches before? No, I answered immediately. My mind waffled and my eyes darted as I thought, Should I tell her about that face plant she did into the side of the backyard playset? She didnt need stitches, but if I dont mention that, will she think Ive got some thing to hide? Why is she asking this question any way? Does she think were abusive parents with a long history of suspicious ER visits? I guess the whole blender story does sound a bit suspect, and I was the one who put the blender in the freezer to begin with. I shouldve known it would slide off that bag of chick en tenders!?! It was my fault! Im sure shes alert ing the police right now! I think I hear sirens! Sit tight in the waiting room. When the doctor is ready for you, well get you all fixed up. the nurse said with a smile. We settled back into the waiting room, just in time to see Matlock render a withering cross examina tion. Stagnating under the unforgiving fluorescent lights for another hour, we reassured our daugh ter, analyzed the people around us, leafed through Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&Potatoes What do you want to be when you grow up? Or what does your child want to be when he grows up? It is NEVER too late or too early to ask that question. Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) have collaborated to create a Career Exploration Day. The Career Fair will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am 2:00 PM at four locations. Visit one or more of the loca tions with or without your child to learn more about career options which may suit you or your child. The cost of the fair is free. Dont stop reading because your child is not a senior or because you ARE a senior! Actually, many seniors have already selected several colleges to apply to and probably wont attend this fair. But future students of all ages will be there with or without their parents talking to representatives from the myriad of programs available at FSCJ and career academies at Duval Schools, includ ing the following listed by location: DCPS Career Academies: Englewood High School Lee High School Peterson Academies of Technology Randolph Academies of Technology Sandalwood High School Classrooms and labs will be open for tours. Displays will be set up so you can gain firsthand experience with the tools and techniques used in various programs! Information sessions will be available at certain locations. Because of your life style and values, certain occupations and oppor tunities will be exposed to you while others may not be exposed at all. The fair then is a great oppor tunity for you or for you and your child to explore a variety of occupations and career paths. The www.flvc.org web site provides another opportunity for you and/ or your child to explore interests, careers, and colleges. This website allows a broader exposure to occupations, especially those which have devel oped in the last ten years. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. For more information, you can reach her via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingCareers Into Future, Discover Your CallingWe learn from Scripture that if we lack wisdom, we should ask of God, who gives to all liberally (James 1:5). We are also taught to ask and it shall be given, to seek and we shall find, and to knock and it shall be opened unto us (Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9). And yet many of us often struggle to find answers to our prayers. We may even wonder sometimes if God actu ally hears us when we pray. It is important for us to remember that prayer is not just one-way com munication from a person to God. Prayer is really two-way communica tion; prayer is a conver sation between a person and God. Not only can we speak to God, but God can also speak to us. Understanding how God speaks to us is a learning process. God speaks to us in many different ways, often in ways we can hear only if we are really listening. To better hear Gods voice in our lives, some times we need to turn down the volume of the worldly noise around us. If we ignore spiri tual promptings, we may notice and recognize them less until we can not hear them at all. It is important for us to learn to listen to the prompt ings God gives us and to be willing to follow them. Another reason we sometimes do not recog nize Gods voice in our lives is because answers to our prayers do not always come to us directly and in the way we might expect. God wants us to study and think in addi tion to praying for guidance as we seek answers to personal questions and concerns in our lives. God will hear and answer our prayers, but the answer may sometimes come through Scripture or through the wisdom of inspired family members and friends. A 20th century religious leader once said, God does notice us, and He watches over us. But it is usually through another person that He meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other. We each have a responsibility to serve and to be sensitive to the needs of others. We can all look for opportunities to reach out and bless those around us. A current religious leader recently taught, Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while were on our knees but while were on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. This leader also said, By becoming the answer to someones prayer, we often find the answer to our own. Serving others strengthens us spiritually and also opens the win dows of heaven. I want each of you to know that God loves you and hears your prayers. God can speak to you in your life in unique ways and provide peace and understanding as you seek His guidance and strive to follow Him. My hope for all of us is that we will not only pray, but also listen for the answer. And I hope that we will not only focus on finding answers for ourselves, but also look for ways to serve others and to help those around us find the answers and blessings they are seeking. I know that as we strive to bless others, we will be blessed as well.Chap Calvin B. Gardner Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSdog-eared magazines, and watched an episode of Hill Street Blues. Just as I thought cobwebs were forming, our name was called. The x-ray technician, the billing rep, the nurse, the doctor they all asked the same questions. First a battery of rapid-fire queries regarding tedious details were launched in robotic succession, fol lowed by one carefully worded question deliv ered police-interrogation style. I cant recall if the final question was Has your daughter had stitches before? or Are you the abusive parent who neg ligently put the blender in the freezer sideways? but I am certain that they had it out for me. I prayed they wouldnt find out about our two older kids, who have had their share of ER visits in past tours. Three broken bones, two pulled elbows, and at least a dozen stitches; with such typi cal excuses fell off the couch, fell off the play set, fell into the playset, fell down the stairs. It all sounded so textbook; I was sure that the police were on their way to haul me off to jail. But finally, after 30 minutes of treatment and three hours of waiting, we were released. Feeling like some kind of middleaged jailbird, I sheepish ly wheeled my daughter back to the ER entrance. Suddenly, YOURE UNDER ARREST! blared from the waiting room. I considered bolting, but I was really looking for ward to our upcoming PCS to Rhode Island, and besides, I would need to pack my fiber pills and contour pillow before I could lead a life on the run. Just as I turned to face the wall and spread em, I noticed that the order had come from CHiPs Officer Ponch Poncherello on the wallmounted TV and I realized that I was free to go. On our way back to base, while my daugh ter sipped a conciliatory Whataburger chocolate shake, I turned to her in an effort to relieve the still-fresh pang of guilt, Lollipop, if I hadnt put that blender in the freez er sideways, none of this wouldve happened. Im so sorry. Its OK, Mom, she said between sips, its not youre fault. It was just an accident. Along with my heart and that chocolate shake, my mothers guilt finally melted away. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.com Downtown 101 W. State St. Jax 32202 North Campus 4501 Capper Rd. Jax 32218 South Campus 11901 Beach Blvd. Jax 32246 Cecil Center South Aviation Center of Excellence 13450 Lake Fretwell St. Jax 32221 AC, refrig, heating biotechnology 2, 3 bldg construction 1, 4 business & mgt. 1 child care 3 logistics and distribution 2 real estate and insurance welding culinary arts 3 cosmetology 3, 4 dental assistant health care 4 law enforcement massage therapy pharmaceutical firefighter 4 paramedic digital media entertainment tech 1, 3 aircraft airframe mechanics aircraft coating aircraft powerplant mechan ics air traffic control aviation maintenance mgt. aviation operations 3 professional pilot tech truck driving Finding Answers To Your Prayers 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Are Your Childs Immunizations Up To Date?Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs AssistantNational Infant Immunization Weeksponsored by the World Health Organizationtakes place from April 20 to 27. This annual observance seeks to improve the health of children age two and younger. Vaccines are particularly crucial for infants, who are most vulnerable to infec tious diseases. Childhood immunizations protect against 14 diseases that can cause serious illness, dis ability or even death: hepati tis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, haemophilus influenza b (Hib), pertussis, pneumococcal dis ease, polio, influenza, measles, mumps, rotavirus, rubella, tetanus and chickenpox. U.S. vaccines are extremely safe. Theyre regulated like any other medication and in addition to thattheres a national tracking system for adverse effects, says Capt. Joseph McQuade, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville director for public health and family medicine physician. And the risk of the disease is so much greater than the very small risk from vaccination. For instance, the disease diphtheria has a one in 20 risk of death, while the DTaP vaccinewhich prevents diphtheria, tetanus and pertussishas no known risk of death and a one in 1,000 risk of continuous crying fol lowed by full recovery. Some vaccine-prevent able diseaseslike pertussis (whooping cough) and chick enpoxremain common in the U.S. Other diseases prevented by vaccines are no longer common in this country because of vaccines. However, if vaccina tion stopped or dropped off, the few cases in the U.S. could very quickly become tens or hun dreds of thousands of cases. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the bodys natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. Vaccines imitate an infectionbut dont cause ill ness. Vaccines do cause the same immune response as a real infectionso the body can fight disease if exposed in the future. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infection can cause minor symp toms, such as mild fever. This is normal and expected as the body builds immunity. Immunization is one of the most important things a par ent can do to protect their childrens health. Walk-in to NBHC Mayports immunizations clinic (Monday Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or call (904) 270-4305. Find out more at www.cdc.gov/ vaccines. Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (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 SippelLt. Cmdr. Michelle Kee, mother of 6-month-old Cameron Kee, holds her infant as Hospitalman Roderick Hinds gives an immunization shot. National Infant Immunization Weeksponsored by the World Health Organizationtakes place from April 20 to 27. This annual observance seeks to improve the health of children age two and younger.No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. Chinese philosopher Confucius In 2006, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen established what is known as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) professional reading program (CNO-PRP). The reading program is based on a lending library provided and promoted to the fleet. You may have found piles of books tucked in wardrooms and ships classrooms, but how did they get there? It all starts with a Change of Command. Whenever the Navy gets a new CNO, they get a new book list. Each list is carefully selected by an advi sory board consisting of representatives from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College, History and Heritage Command, Naval Academy and the Senior Enlisted Academy. Previously, the list was categorized by paygrade. When Adm. Jonathan Greenert became the CNO, the list was reor ganized according to his tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. There are a total of 42 books in the program, 18 of which are considered essential. The latest list was revealed in conjunc tion with the Navys 237th birthday in October 2012. Subsequently, 22,000 books were distributed to 420 commands. Books are also available electroni cally through the NKO website. Adm. Greenert wanted to provide books in mul tiple mediums in order to reach more Sailors, said Cmdr. Dolan the deputy program manag er of the CNO-PRP. I get requests daily (for CNOPRP books) and the Navy General Librarys eLibrary contains thousands of titles and averages 16,000 downloads per month. Now you know the books origin, but why should you pick one up? I challenge you to read one. There is something for everyone on this list science fiction, Cyber War, history and do not forget the books are free. On the program website (http:// navyreading.dodlive. mil/), there is even a list of recommended movies. If you claim you do not have time to read, there is a book for that, Time Management from the Inside out by Julie Morgenstern. Reading, discussing, and understanding the ideas found in the CNOPRP will not only improve critical thinking skills, but will also help everyone in the Navy to become bet ter Sailors, better citizens, and most importantly, better leaders, said Prof. John E. Jackson, the program manager for the CNO-PRP. The motto of the program is Read to be ready. Until we meet again, keep reading. Warriors Lt.j.g. Patricia Kreuzberger ATG Mayport THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 3

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-Photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren JorgensenMilitary servicemembers and veterans take a moment of silence to honor those wounded, missing or killed in action during a ceremony at the start of a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. The Team Coast Guard coach organized the ceremony and invited a team of wounded veterans representing VET Sports non-profit rehabilitation organization to participate in the tournament.Giving Back, Saying Thanks Wounded veterans representing VET Sports non-profit rehabilitation organization watch their teammates play during a softball tournament where they and other wounded, missing and killed veterans were honored. Daniel "Doc" Jacobs tries for a homerun. Jacobs, an Iraq war veteran who lost part of his left leg in an explosion, tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers recently. Woitt coaches his amateur softball team, Team Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Commander Capt. Tom Allan (center) takes a group photo with Team Coast Guard, an amateur softball team composed of Coast Guardsmen, during a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. Allan threw the ceremonial first pitch during the special military-service kick-off ceremony. Allan throws the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of an amateur softball tournament. (Right) Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Woitt thanks representatives of VET Sports for their military service and sacrifices during the opening ceremony of a softball tournament at Drew Park Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13. Woitt invited VET Sports to participate in the tournament and coordinated a military-style ceremony before the tournament to honor them and other veterans wounded, killed or missing in action. From StaffCoasties and Sailors from Jacksonville spent time giving back to the community this week end. Coordinated by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard and hosted by Naval Station Mayport, teams gathered on base to participate in the first Relay for Life event to be held on a military base last weekend. The event raises money for cancer research through fundraising and team-sponsoring. In turn, teams walk in shifts for 18 hours to sup port the American Cancer Society. Golf and softball teams from both services also participated in tournaments Friday and Saturday to raise money for VET Sports, a nonprofit organization tht helps wounded veter ans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabilitation programs. In all, more than $3,500 was raised for American Cancer Society and Vet Sports received approximately $2,000 to continue its services. 4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Above, Lumanaries are lined up for the lumanaria ceremony during the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. Participants purchased the lumanaries to represent friends, family and loved ones who have been affected by cancer. Pictured left, Relay for Life of Mayport coordinators hold a lumanaria ceremony during the Relay for Life at Naval Station Mayport Saturday, April 13. The Relay for Life of Mayport was the first Relay for Life event ever held on a U.S. military base. Team members participating in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, listen to a presentation Saturday, April 13. Relay for Life of Mayport was the first Relay for Life event ever held on a U.S. military base. A Coast Guard team participates in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. Relay for Life is the primary fundraising campaign of the American Cancer Society. Coast Guardsmen participate in the Relay for Life of Mayport at Naval Station Mayport, Saturday, April 13. The relay, which began at noon Saturday and continuted until 6 a.m. Sunday, required representatives from each team to be walking on the track at all times. During a golf tournament at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, organized by a Coast Guardsman to raise money for VET Sports non-profit organization, Daniel "Doc" Jacobs watches as Randy Tharp, both of VET Sports, practices his swing Friday, April 12, 2013. Raffles and other fundraisers during the tournament resulted in a $1,600 donation to VET Sports. Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Woitt, of the Naval Station Mayport-based Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, thanks fellow service members for coming out to Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Friday, April 12, to participate in the golf tournament he organized to raise money for VET Sports. VET Sports is a non-profit organization with a mission of helping wounded veterans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabilitation programs. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 5

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On The MessdeckBogeys Specials Thursday, April 18 Greek Chicken Wrap, $10.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Friday, April 19 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, April 22 Chicken BLT Sandwich, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Tuesday, April 23 Fish Tacos with Cipotle Sauce, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.50 Greek Chicken Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chili Wednesday, April 24 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Chicken Dumpling Mayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich with let tuce, tomato, onion, pickles, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, $5.75 Focsle Lounge Spring Specials Smashed 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 Auto Skills Center April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3-pack, $20 for a 6-pack, and computers are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of sur prises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home prizes! April 19: Live Music by Second Tyme Around. 9 pm at Castaways. 270-7205 April 24: Game Night. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, & Twister April 25: Bar Biathlon 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge (after Trivia). Test your skills at darts and billiards in our biathlon. Overall winner takes away a championship trophy. 270-7205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 April 24: All-Hands Seafood Boil. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per per son in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tick ets in advance; lim ited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by CDS-14/CNSL CRUDES MAYPORT. For tickets, call (904) 270-5801 x147 ITT Jacksonville Suns Baseball: Tickets on Sale April 4. Prices range from $5.50-$13.50 depending on section. 270-5145 Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimentary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID to activate ticket at front gate. Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 Wild Florida Airboat and Sightseeing Tour in Kenansville, Fla. The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. 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. 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. May 1: Texas Holdem Tournament. 7 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 2: Ping-Pong Tournament. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 3: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. May 5: Scary Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 6: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 7: Snag Golf. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. May 8: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:30 p.m. Sign up deadline May 6. May 10: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. May 13: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 15: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 6 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! May 17: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. May 18: Halo 4 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 19: Comedy Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 20: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 21: Madden 13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 22: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline May 20 May 24: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. May 26: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! May 28: COD: Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 31: Mall Trip Kid ZoneApril 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. May 24: Outdoor MoviesHotel Transylvania (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 May 31: Outdoor MoviesWreck It Ralph (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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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. 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 Fitness Team members. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp Take your entire com mand to the next level, oceanfront! This com mand class is packed full of challenging cardio drills, muscular resistance training and explosive intervals. Meets at the Sandbox and can accommodate 200+ person nel, weather permitting. Hooyah Mayport! 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 The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: 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/Fitness MWR Hosts Fun Run -Photos by Paige GnannPictured above left, runners take off in the Spring Forward MWR Fun Run 5K run/3K walk held April 9 in front of the Mayport Gym. Above right, a 5K runner takes a time card to record her run time. MWR hosts fun runs every second Tuesday of the month at 8:10 a.m. in front of the Gym. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 7

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Robert G. Bradley Performs Burial At Sea USS Robert G. Bradley PAOSailors stationed aboard the guided missile frigate, USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) performed a burial at sea for 26 prior service members and spouses while underway on March 29. Conforming to tradi tion, the ship was slowed, the colors lowered to halfmast, and a delegation of officers, chief petty offi cers, and sailors lined-up in formation in dress uniform. A firing detail was also assembled to fire a 21-gun salute. The morning was sunny and 75 degrees, with moderate winds and seas. The military and religious aspects of the ceremony were conducted with dig nity and solemnity. The burial at sea cer emony was officiated by Chaplain (Lt.) Stephen Cloer with Bradleys Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Peter Ehlers, and Command Senior Chief Gary Jefferson as mem bers of the official party. The ceremony was well performed by the Sailors and full of respect towards those who were laid to rest, said Cloer. Following the ceremo ny, Cloer mailed packages to the primary next of kin, which included a letter from the commanding officer detailing the date, time, and exact location of the burial. Also included were 3 volleys from the 21-gun salute. Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Corey Wisdom, one of the Sailors in the rifle detail, was proud to be included in the ceremony. Ive always liked drill ing with a rifle and it was great to knock the rust off again by participating in an old navy tradition, said Wisdom. USS Robert G. Bradley, homeported out of Mayport, FL, is currently on a scheduled deploy ment in support of mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. -Photo by CTT2 Tyson SchmidtLt.j.g. Scott Melanson salutes as Personal Specialist Seaman Luke Loskutoff and Seaman Evan Workman lay the deceased to rest. -Photo by CTT2 Tyson SchmidtCommand Senior Chief Gary Jefferson, Cmdr. Peter Ehlers and Lt. Cmdr. John Lepak salute during a burial at sea ceremony with Lieutenant Stephen Cloer, the ships Chaplain, reading at the podium.-Photo by ET1 Daniel RaleyThe firing detail fires a salute during a burial at sea ceremony onboard USS Robert G. Bradley. Beaches Vets Hold Memorial Day ProgramFrom BVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died sup porting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. The Right Reverend Charles Lovett Keyser, Past Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces of the United States, will dedicate The Chaplains Memorial Garden to those brave men who gave their lives for their God and Country. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited and share your time in commemorating this year of remembrance for our lost family members and the conflicts in which they gave their lives. The program will pro ceed in the American Legion 316 Great Hall in case of in climate weather. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 9

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complexity of our maintenance availabilities. The Navy has also requested $43.5B for ship, aircraft, weapons and other procurement for programs including Joint Strike Fighter, Littoral Combat Ship, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Following last years budget for FY13, this budget includes cuts and other initiatives that will reduce planned spend ing across several years. The FY14 budget request does not reflect the future uncertainty associated with the implementation of sequestration as it is submitted as part of the Presidents balanced deficit reduction plan. To view the proposed FY14 DoN budget docu ments, visit http://www. finance.hq.navy.mil/ fmb/14pres/books.htm. To view the U.S. Navy Program Guide for 2013, visit: http://www.navy. mil/navydata/policy/ seapower/npg13/topnpg13.pdf. Highlights of the proposed DoD budget are outlined at http:// www.defense.gov/ news/2014budget.pdf. For more information and to view the entire fiscal 2014 budget proposal, visit http://www.budget. mil and download the FY 2014 Budget Request Overview Book. To view budget-related transcripts, visit http:// www.defense.gov/tran scripts.From Page 1Budgetsaid. The distinguishing devices can be affixed to awards at different levels, so, once written, the cri teria for the awards must reflect that, officials said. For example, the criteria for affixing a device to an Army Commendation Medal would be dif ferent than those for a Meritorious Service Medal a higher award.From Page 1MedalPhil Sea Takes Injured Bird Under Its Wing Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment SoutheastRecently a Sailor on board USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) successfully rescued and cared for an injured Blue Heron that landed on the ships focsle while underway. While doing a routine walk-around inspection, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Terzian, Philippine Sea chief engineer, discovered an injured heron that was somehow able to land safely on Philippine Sea. We were underway and we were experiencing heavy seas, said Terzian. I went up to the focsle to check on my equipment and make sure that noth ing had been destroyed. As I was walking up towards anchor windlass [where the anchor chain is stored], I could see the most forward part of the focsle, and there was a bird there. He was kind of stuffed in the corner. I think he was trying to protect himself because it was really windy. Terzian said when he approached the bird, it didnt move; it just stayed still huddled in the cor ner. He saw blood coming from under the birds left wing and on its legs. When I got within two feet of him, he tried to go through the bullnose and got stuck in a net. So I picked him up, sat down and let him sit on my lap. I could see that his left wing was broken, stated Terzian. He had a com pound break where the bone was actually sticking out of his wing. I told the Captain [Capt. Steve Shinego] the condition of the bird and he told me to bring the heron into the hanger bay, said Terzian. So I picked him up, he didnt fight me or anything. I placed him in a box and put him in the hanger. He laid there like a cat would, with his head down. He was exhausted from try ing to fight the wind and hold on. The Captains wife, Susan Shinego, did some research and found B.E.A.K.S. here in Jacksonville. They were able to guide us through caring for the bird until we could get it safely to them, said Terzian. B.E.A.K.S. is a local non-profit organization that raises and cares for thousands of birds including eagles, pelicans, owls and ospreys for over 25 years. They were truly con cerned. They took the appropriate action immediately. They followed my directions perfectly, said Cynthia Mosling, president and co-found er B.E.A.K.S.. I wish everybody would react to injured birds the way they did. Mosling said that even with the care received on board the ship, the bird was not able to survive the its injuries. -Photo courtesy of USS Philippine SeaLt. Cmdr. Christopher Terzian of USS Philippine Sea holds a rescued blue heron that caught a ride on the ship after injuring a wing. Terzian and the crew were able to keep the bird alive until the ship pulled back to Mayport and it could be turned over to a bird rescue group. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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U.S. Navy Public AffairsThe United States Navy Memorial held its annu al spring Blessing of the Fleets ceremony April 13, providing District of Columbia citizens and tourists the opportunity to witness Naval heri tage as demonstrated by the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard. The Blessing of the Fleets ceremony is a cen turies-old ceremony root ed in seafaring heritage around the world. This years event was dedicat ed to the Year of Military Women and Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of Navy Reserve and keynote speaker for the event, recognized women who dedicated their life to serving in the Military. Today whats remark able about military ser vice is that its no longer remarkable that women are serving, said Braun. In todays Navy, women are serving across the fleet in ships, submarines, and squadrons...from junior enlisted deck hands to Commanding Officers. Braun delivered remarks on womens contributions to the Navy, from the Navy nurses in 1908, women enlist ing as Yeoman in 1917, the repeal of the combat exclusion law in 1993, to the first submarine to deploy with women on board in 2010. Seeing an article on the first female Naval aviators changed my life and inspired me to join the Navy and call this a career, said Braun. After Brauns remarks the blessing began with Sailors from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard charging the fountains with waters from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes. The cer emony focuses on safe guarding crews and ships from the dangers of the seas by a blessing from the waters edge, or the Memorials Granite Sea as the plaza is called. Being in harms way is part of the business; its the job description when youre at sea, said Braun. Once the Ceremonial Guard finished charg ing the fountains and retiring the colors, the Washington Revels Maritime Voices sang the Navy Hymn accompanied by the United States Navy Band. Its a wonderful bless ing for me to be here and see some of the old World War II veterans and everyone who is in the Navy, said Disbursing Clerk 1st Class (Ret.) Robert M. Pugh, a World War II vet eran and Navy Memorial plank owner. Guests were invited to grab a bowl of Navy bean soup served by the Presidential Food Service Culinary Specialists and enjoy the unveiling of the Memorials Year of Military Women exhib it. The exhibit displays collections of historical and modern photographs, original artwork and other artifacts including a uni form belonging to Capt. Mildred McAfee. McAfee was the first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving honorably in World War II commanding 82,000 women. For more information on the exhibit and the Blessing of the Fleets, visit the Memorials website at www.navymemorial.orgBlessing of the Fleet Honors Navy Women -Photo by MC1 David A. FrechSailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard pour water from the Seven Seas and Great Lakes into the fountains of the outdoor plaza at the Navy Memorial during the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.From 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 key note 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 for mer Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in attendance. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening promises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what his torians 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 entertain ment. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are manda tory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner. Tickets may be purchased from the following locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-7182118; email: bpricex4@ comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anu day00@aol.comTickets On Sale For 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.floridafallenheroes.org and download the pdf to purchase tickets. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 11

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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 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. April 22-26, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. 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 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. April 29-May 3, 8 a.m.4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. 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 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintended victims. A wide range of child adjustment problems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompassing behavior, emotion, devel opment and socializa tion. The purpose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the vio lence, which many par ents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens develop ment and may provide an additional motivator for ending the violence and seeking intervention. FFSC Plans Tea Party For Soon-to-be MomsFrom FFSCThe New Parent Support Program is hosting an English Tea for expectant moms on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the base Chapel. The program is honoring these women in rec ognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a special opportunity for moms-to-be to meet each other and have a grand day of pampering. If you are pregnant, you are invited to come out and enjoy the food, tea and good company. There is no charge for this event, however reg istration is required. There are limited seats avail able. Call FFSC at 270-6600 ext. 1700 to save your seat. Stroller Strut With FFSC-Photo by Paige GnannLibby Duffy of NS Mayports Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hands a spinwheel to a family par ticipating in the first Stroller Strut sponsored by FFSC on April 9 in support of Month of the Military Child. Stroller Strut gave moms with strollers a chance to enjoy a day of sun and exercise with other families and members of FFSC. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013 13

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Salute To Floridas Heroes Concert The Camp Blanding Museum will be host ing a concert starring 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 umbrellas allowed. All children over the age of 3 must have a ticket pur chased. Food and bever age vendors will be avail able for sales. Tickets can be purchased at: www. flheroes.org Music And Poetry Enjoy complimen tary admission to attend Music and Poetry. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Michael Butterman, explores musics fascinat ing inspirations from the world of poetry. Featured on the program is a song cycle based on poems by Maya Angelou, titled A Womans Life, sung by soprano Angela Brown. A Womans Life deals with the African-American experience, tracing the arc of a womans life, from childhood to old age. Please see details below to make your complimentary online reservations by logging on to our guest list. The performance is Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts-Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall. USO patrons may log on to http://www.jaxsymphony.org/companies/ USO.html and request complimentary tickets in advance of the perfor mance. Guest List instruc tions: Select the concert and number of tickets to reserve. Then click Reserve Tickets. This will then prompt you to sign in or create a login. You then click contin ue and you will need to re confirm your concert date and number of tick ets. If you do not receive a confirmation, thats OK. We do have your reser vation in our box office. No tickets will be mailed but they will be avail able at will call the eve ning of the concert. For information or assis tance, call the Jacksonville Symphony Box Office at 904.354.5547. Free Tickets Bellamy Brothers In Concert Come see the Bellamy Brothers in concert at The Morocco Shrine Center Auditorium, 3800 Saint Johns Bluff Road, South, Jacksonville on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Greater Jax Area USO has received a lim ited number of free tick ets that will be available at NOON today at both your Mayport and NAS Jax USO centers. Tickets are first come, first served and are open to Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, and DOD.The show will also be featuring Jacksonvilles singing sensation Rion Page, with Special Guest Linda Davis & Company In the Round. For more information, call 6425200, Ext. 11 or 13. No Dough Dinner The Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on April 29 from 57 p.m. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate fami lies. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve tacos, refried beans, rice, salad, and dessert. Barking In The Streets Bring the family out and enjoy drinks, music, food and more to sup port K9sForWarriors. The event will be held Sunday, May 5 from 1-6 p.m. at the Adamec Harley-Davidson on Baymeadows Road. For more information on tickets and K9sForWarriors, visit K9sForWarriors.org. 2013 Players Championship Birdies For Charity Campaign The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased once again to be participating in the 2013 Players Championship Birdies for Charity Campaign held in May in conjunction with The Players Championship. For more information visit www.birdiesforchar ity.playerschampionship. com to participate and become eligible to win a fabulous grand prize. 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 sell ing wristbands today at noon. Enjoy a night at the Jacksonville Zoo with the family on Friday, May 3rd (see attached flyer). Wristbands are $2.50 each; cash only please. Wristbands are open for purchase by Active/ Retired/Reservists/ National Guard/ and Veterans (with ID). Wristbands can be pur chased 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. Military Wives Vendor Show May 4 Join the Mayport USO for another wonderful Military Wives Vendor Show. This event is free and open to the public. There will be raffle tick ets and food for sale. For more information, or to signup as a vendor, email: milwivesbusinessesande vents@gmail.com The Players Military Job Fair-May 5 In partnership with Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, The Players will welcome active duty, reservists, retired military, veterans, and military spouses to TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, May 5 to participate in its second annual job fair. Information on local educational institutions with veterans programs, career counseling, and resume writing assistance will also be provided. The job fair at The Players will take place in The Turn hospitality venue. Companies interested in participating may contact Bill Hickley at bill.hick ley@incepture.com Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Free At The USO Protect your skin this summer. Stop by the NAS Jax and Mayport USO centers for your free bag of Hawaiian Tropic sun screen and after sun products. Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf Free Admission For Military Enjoy complimentary admission for all active duty, retirees, reservists, and dependents with military ID to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in April at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Supporting Americas Heroes The American Red Cross is expanding ser vices to provide assis tance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to help support their transition into civilian life. Emergency needs that may warrant assistance may include medical and dental needs, rent assis tance, utility payments, and food; access to refer ral services; or other assistance depending on need. Applicants for these funds must demonstrate financial hardship, and/ or lack of other available resources due to par ticipation in OEF or OIF. Eligible veterans include those of all services, the Reserve component and National Guard. For more informa tion, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at (904) 2461395 Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwant ed paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service members with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWS 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. Following the New Jax bout our brother league, the Magic City Misfits (4th in the nation) will take on the Carolina Wrecking Balls. Tickets are $11 in advance 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. We will honor the $11 presale ticket price at the door for both military patrons and UNF students (please have military ID or student ID to receive discount). 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. For additional informa tion on any of these pro grams, contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org 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. Using her fathers fam ily members as a case study, Kathy traces them through the vari ous records available on Confederate soldiers and their units. Records illustrated include muster rolls, trench rolls, register for a hospital, register of prisoner of war, oath of allegiance, roll of surren dered prisoners, company transfer, home guard rolls, and pension records. Information is provid ed on how to research a given unit, discover its chain of command, and the battles it fought. People are encouraged to dig deeper and even visit the various battlefields. For further information, please contact the society at publicity@jaxgen.org or info@jaxgen.org. Saturday, April 27 Bring your coffee and camera with you and join a park ranger at 6 a.m. to watch the sun rise over the Fort George River, get answers about park resources and get some amazing photos. 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. For additional informa tion on any of these pro grams, contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org. Sunday, April 28 The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-2 presents About Boating Safely. Class to be held at Arlington Lions Club. Cost of the class is $20 for individual and $30 for couple. This is a com prehensive boating safe ty class approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators(NASBLA). Successful completion of this course results in a Florida State Boating Education ID Card. Contact Charles Hayes at (904) 652-7767 or e-mail: Charles.s.hayes@gmail. com for more informa tion. Tuesday, April 30 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a free workshop on Spring Irrigation Tune-up at West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, Fla. The time is 6:30 8:30 p.m. In times of drought be sure your irrigation system is in top shape. Not everyone has in-ground irrigation, so we will cover handwatering tips, plus the city ordinances and more. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Thursday, May 9 The Duval County Extension Office is offer ing a Make-and-take rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Attendees will make their own 55 gallon plastic rain barrels to take home. You will learn how to connect a rain barrel to a rain garden and learn some important infor mation on water conser vation. The workshop will be located at 1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, Fla. The cost is $45 per person to make a rain barrel, $5 for attendance only (no rain barrel). Prepayment and registra tion required for barrel. Payment must be received by Thursday, May 3. Checks to be made to DCOHAC and sent to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N. McDuff Ave, Jax., Fl 32254. You can register with credit card at http:// rainbarrel050913.event brite.com. Seating is lim ited to 35 pre-paid regis trations. No walk-ins for make and take. For ques tions, call 904-255-7450. Saturday, May 12 The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society hosts Pam Moore at 10 a.m. Moore will speak on Life on the Barrier Islands of Northeast Florida. Her family for eight generations continuously lived on the islands. She will combine genealogy, history and island folklore in her presentation. Location: The Edgewater Condominiums Clubhouse, 4366 Edgewater Crossing Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. Open to the public. No charge. Light refreshments served. Information, 904-7781000 or 904-262-1948 Saturday, May 18 The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 14-4 as a public service is offering an About Boating Safety class at the Captains Club located at 13363 Beach Blvd. between Hodges and Kernan Blvd. The program will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The program meets the Florida State requirement for a Boaters Safety Card and costs $25 including materials. Classes will also be held on Sept. 14 or Oct. 5. Contact Mike at 904-502-9154 for more info or to register. Log onto our website at www. uscgajaxbeach.com Friday, May 24 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. JU Marine Science Research Institute to host sixth annual Ripples on the River. The event will feature live music; a fishing clinic by TV personality Capt. Don Dingman; tours of the beautiful new W.C. and Susan Gentry Boardwalk and Nature Preserve; SeaBest Seafood and hot dogs, chips and slaw for for lunch; Sweetwater Beer samples; a critter touch tank by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; DeleteRiver Taxi boat rides courtesy of the St. Johns Riverkeeper; and tours of the MSRI. Cost is $10 per adult, children free; payable at the door (cash and checks). The MSRI is the premier biological and environmental research and education facility on the St. Johns River. The two-story, 32,000-squarefoot certified-green building has classrooms, laboratories, offices for the St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and areas for teaching Duval County public school students. RSVP by May 10 to Lauren at (904) 256-7095. Sunday, May 26 Women Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church presents Women Conference 2013 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 810 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach with Rev. Marvin McQueen, II, Pastor and Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, I, Overseer.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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