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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com SERMC COMREL Takes A TwistNPASE SENavy Divers from Southeast Regional Maintenance Activity (SERMC) Mayport unit ed to refurbish a play ground at Justina Road Elementary School Saturday and ended up safeguarding the children as well. The Navy volunteers were nearing the end of their day when shots rang out near the school. The volunteers kept the chil dren safe until officers from the Jacksonville Sherriffs Office (JSO) arrived. We started the day early at around 7:30 in the morning. There were roughly 100 volunteers there to help clean up the playground. Around two in the afternoon we heard five gun shots across the street from the school, said Navy Diver 1st Class John Doran, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center. We saw about 30 children running from the direction of the initial gun shots. Thats when we got the children to the back of the school and people started to take action. About 15 seconds later, there were seven more gun shots from the same area. After the shots were fired, we shouted to the kids and got them inside as quickly as possible. Right after that, we sent two divers out to the fence line to check the perim eter to make sure that it was safe, said Navy Diver 1st class Daniel Muhleach, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center. Next, we sent another two divers around to secure the gates and to ensure that the entire school was locked down. The Sailors said that they just did what anyone would have done in that situation and that JSOs quick response helped to put everyone at ease. The Navy volunteers brought a positive and reassuring presence dur ing the shooting, said Mayport Celebrates The Moms -Photos by MC2 Salt Cebe Navy Diver 1st class Daniel Muhleach, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, is interviewed by First Coast News about the Navy volunteers actions at Justina Road Elementary School. Above, expecting mothers Luba Chatmen and Stephanie Jackson fill their plates with a catered lunch provided by the Oasis Galley during an English Tea for Expecting Mothers event held by Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). The event was held at the Base Chapel. Right, Guadalupe Pina of FFSC pours tea for expecting mother Nathalie Remy Lasy. Volunteers from USS Philippine Sea, USS De Wert, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and of Naval Criminal Investigative Service helped throughout the event. It was held in conjunction with April as Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Awareness Month. -Photos by MC2 Salt CebeFinegan Benefits From Mayport Energy SavingsBalfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities and Switch 4 Good presented a $500 check to Joseph Finegan Elementary to provide awards for students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic performance. The Switch 4 Good pro gram is designed to help residents of Balfour Beatty Communities conserve energy and earn money back for low utility bills. Funded by the Department of Energy, Switch 4 Good provides conservation tips via email and text and designs personalized energy conservation plans through in-home energy coach vis its. The program is voluntary for all residents who are included in the Resident Energy Conservation Program initiated by the Department of the Navy. Balfour Beatty Communities was awarded the $500 grant by reaching and exceed ing a 20 percent participa tion goal six weeks before the March deadline. Base Housing decided to give back to the local communi ty by donating the funds to Joseph Finegan Elementary, located just outside of Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. According to Finegans principal, Alan Due, the donated funds will be used to purchase awards for children who are stand-out students. John Armstrong (Community Manager) and Don Holdridge (Switch 4 Good) presented the check to Principal Due on Finegans morning news show. At Balfour Beatty Communities, we are proud to be able to give back to the commu nity and donate $500 to Finegan Elementary, said Armstrong. Balfour Beatty Communities is eligible for another grant from Switch 4 Good once they meet a 50 percent participation goal. The community currently has 45 percent of its resi dents enrolled. -Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities Community Manager John Armstrong, left, and Switch 4 Good representative Don Holdridge, right, present a check for $500 to Finegan Elementary Principal Alan Due as the result of Naval Station Mayports residential participation in the Switch 4 Good program reached more than 20 percent.See SERMC, Page 10

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, The Seminole Gate (Hanna Park Gate) is now open! One of the first features you will see when entering or exiting the gate is a roundabout or Rotary or as we say here in Merica, a Traffic Circle. These traffic controlling features enable more vehicles to pass through an inter section quickly but they are not with out risk. A simple rule applies traffic established in the circle has the Right Of Way! When in doubt, be courteous and yield yielding will cost you less than 10 seconds, and enable you to get to your destination safely. Word on the street is that USS Vicksburg is the leading contributor for East Coast CGE (CG Equivilant size) Ships in this years Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive Bravo Zulu shipmates and thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2013 NavyMarine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive. Youre contribution goes directly to Naval Station Mayport Sailors, their fam ilies and surrounding area retirees and the return on investment is nearly 6:1. Bill Kennedy and his staff and volunteers work tirelessly to give a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in arms, wheth er they are still in uniform or retired. Riding a hot streak, congratulations are again due to USS Vicksburg for their win at this years MWR 2013 Spring Sports Challenge. The turn out was great this year and the competition was fierce. Vicksburg was able to pull ahead of Coast Guard Mayport by just 25 points. Way to fight til the end! Good luck to USS Samuel B. Roberts as they make their way out to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship left Naval Station Mayport on April 23 and will conduct maritime security operations with Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60. BZs to the staff of Mayports Fleet and Family Support Center, NCIS and Base Chapel for their work in making the annual English Tea for Expectant Mothers better than ever. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from this annual event. And a special shout out to the volunteers from USS Philippine Sea, USS De Wert and Former Mrs. USS Underwood Suzanne Mirisola for lend ing FFSC a hand to bring it all together. Mark your calendars, Naval Station Mayport Second Class Petty Officer Association is working with the Naval Order of the United States to commemo rate the 37 crewmembers of USS Stark who lost their lives when the frigate was struck by an Iraqi missile in 1987. The annual memorial service will be held on the 26th anniversary of the attack, May 17, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, across from the Mayport Gas Station on base. It is a time to show our commitment to never forget our lost shipmates. I will have to admit, this is my favor ite time of the year here in Northeast Florida the weather is perfect, fishing is starting to light off and the worlds finest golfers are coming to town! For the past few years, THE PLAYERS Championship has outdone themselves with their hospitality and outreach to the military community, including pro viding free admission to service mem bers, retirees and their families, a free concert (this year its Dierks Bentley on May 8) and a hospitality tent just for us. On Sunday, May 5, THE PLAYERS will also host the second annual Military Veterans Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in The Turn hospitality structure located to players left on the hill next to the 18th green of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Conducted in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, the event is open to active duty, retired and Reserve military members, military spouses and veterans, with 50 local com panies expected to participate. Before I close, I would like to remind all the Sailors that May 10 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This day is to celebrate the strength and patriotism of the spouses of members of the military and recognize their support, con tributions and sacrifice. I know some days it can be hard living the dream of a U.S. Navy Sailor, but with your spouse at your side all things are possible. Dont just wait until an Appreciation Day rolls around to let them know it Spouses are a Force Multiplier, and behind every suc cessful sailor is an amazed Mother-InLaw, and a great Navy Spouse. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSApril is designated The Month of the Military Child. It is during this month when we recognize the sacrifices that military children make. For a mili tary child, the word sac rifice means being a part of a family that may move frequently and having a parent whose duty it is to serve our country. This duty may take them away from the fami ly for long periods of time. Our military children often face unique chal lenges such as having a parent who is deployed; the family moving fre quently or living with or helping to care for a par ent injured in combat; or members of the family carrying on the legacy of a fallen Service member. Children of military fami lies represent our country in ways which make any American proud. But these military chil dren are resilient. They dont react to the chal lenges of having a miss ing parent as other chil dren might. Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, writes in his book A Parents Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens that: When kids are stressed, their first impulse is to relieve the discomfort. They dont sit down and rationally think about the best way to do it. They find relief by act ing impulsively or by fol lowing paths most read ily available to them, the ones they see other kids taking. But Brownie Troop 1236 at Finegan Elementary School did not follow that path according to Raelah Stratham, Troop mem ber. Her troop mem bers were concerned about the appearance of a couple of areas on the school grounds which were a mess Finney, the rabbits area, and the courtyard between the main building and the media center. The court yard was selected for the Troop to landscape since Finney digs holes all over his area, and they didnt want someone acciden tally stepping in one of his holes. Joey Bishop and Kaitlyn Bourne described the plan of action used to straighten up this mess. At a Brownie troop meet ing the girls were paired off to come up with a plan which they were to sketch out. All the plans were dis played for evaluation and to determine what they could handle to make it look the best. Jennifer Vanhoose, Brownie Troop leader and teacher at Finegan, assisted by combining common ideas to help the girls finalize a plan. According to Christina Vanhoose those common plans included having stepping stones in the shape of a F and using blue sparkly spray paint on the bird bath and the sewage drain. With a plan in place they had to figure out the supplies they would need according to Kaylee Caraway. The next step was to present their plan to Finegans School Advisory Committee (SAC) to ask for monies to fund the project. On Saturday, April 19, the Troop members along with Mrs. Vanhoose and co-leader Mandy Watrous met to landscape the courtyard. The girls worked hard, carried and spread the mulch, and laid the F, according to Mrs. Vanhoose. The F is made up of a series of stones decorated by each girl and laid in the shape of an F for Finegan. The stepping stones became works of art. Mya Jackson, Makayla Bourne, Natasha Frank, Sofia Villanueva, and Dianetta Jimenez painted blue backgrounds with flowers. Makenzie Watrous went in a different direction with her stone by paint ing a Christmas tree with presents around it. Many of the girls included the Troop num ber such as Talajhsiah Anderson and Kaylee Caraway. As a Take Action Brownie project, this three-hour project will require that they maintain this courtyard. Already the courtyard was show ing signs of weeds and missing mulch. So at their most recent meeting on April 23, the girls were out there pulling weeds and spreading out the mulch to evenly cover the ground. Jaiden Rucker summed up the project by saying, it gets a grade of A! Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or con cerns about an edu cational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One.Brownie Troop 1236 Gives Back To FineganJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingEditors Note: This is in response to a reporters error in the March 28 edi tion of The Mirror. Lt. Karen Rector is this years selection for the Military Chaplains Associations (MCA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to a military chap lain from each service who has excelled in their core competencies, dis played resiliency during challenges, and delivered ministry that effectively addresses the spiritual and moral wounds of war. She is currently deployed with the USS Hue City in the 5th fleet area of responsibility until early July and stationed out of CNSL Ministry Center in Mayport, Fla. Chaplain Rector was selected for the award by the Military Chaplains Association, a congres sionally chartered pro fessional organization. The Military Chaplains Association selected her among the Navy chaplain nomination packages they received. Nominations were submitted by super visory-level chaplains within the Navy Chaplain Corps to the Chief of Navy Chaplains office to the MCA for consideration. We are all very proud of her service and ministry to Sailors and families and look forward to holding a ceremony to celebrate her receipt of the MCA Distinguished Service Award in July. Cmdr. Steve Souders Director, CNSL Ministry Center Mayport Correction Above, Brownies from Troop 1236 help with landscaping outside of Finegan Elementary School. Below, the Scouts stand in their newly renovated courtyard.

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Honor, Courage, and Commitment are our Navy core values. Most of us have heard these terms and are aware of their importance to who we are as a Navy fam ily. So today I want to take a few minutes to talk about courage. There are many types of courage. Physical courage is the one we usually think about but moral courage is just as important. Courage is one of those character traits that is easy to identify but hard to quantify or define. We saw tremendous examples of courage just recently on the news at the horrible bombings in Boston. While many people ran away from the explosion out of instinct, plenty of others ran towards the explosion, overcom ing their fear in an effort to help those who were injured. That is courage in action. So we know it when we see it but how do we cultivate it? The dictionary defines courage as the qual ity of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear; bravery. I would tweak that defi nition a bit. Being cou rageous doesnt mean one does not have fear, but rather that the fear is overcome by the coura geous spirit. In other words, fear is a prerequisite for displaying courage. The courageous person, however, is not controlled by his or her fear or held captive by it, but acts in accordance with his/ her convictions despite whatever negative conse quences may result. So how do we develop this core value of courage? First I would say that courage is a character trait and as such it is some thing we can work on. It does not simply magically appear and people arent naturally born coura geous. Flight from danger is the natural response. Courage is not natural. So, first and foremost we learn courage from seeing it exemplified by those we love or are in close con tact with. Parents have a very real obligation to teach cour age to their children, for example, by exemplifying courage when challenges arise. This is important espe cially in the small things for they lead to the big things. Sometimes it is the courage to tell the truth when it would be just as easy to lie. Or it might be the courage to admit you have a problem and seek professional help or counseling. Maybe your marriage is troubled, but rather than have the courage to admit you dont have the answers, you go on out of fear of being embar rassed, struggling to make any progress in improving your marriage. Movies are also a great way for us to see cour age displayed on the big screen to learn by exam ple. Recently I watched the movie Courageous, and if you havent seen it you should put it on the list of movies to check out. The movie gives a lot of examples, both negative and positive, on areas where we need to be cou rageous. There may be other movies, but this might be a good place to start.Chap Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSFear Is A Prerequisite For CourageBHC Mayport Thanks Civilian StaffNaval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs AssistantIn a communication to staff on May 1, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Gayle Shaffer pro claimed May 5-11 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) in honor of the more than 670 men and women who serve as civilian staff through out the commands hospital the Navys fourth largestand five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. I call upon all Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff to observe this week by acknowledging the important contributions of our civil service employees, Shaffer stated. Our ability to care for our 57,000 enrolled patients depends in no small degree on the work by those who make up our civil service team. The theme for PSRW 2013 is Why I Serve. This per forms as a reminder of how each government employee is important to the ability of NH Jacksonvilleits hospital and five branch health clinics achieve its mission: to provide force health protection through readiness, operational support, health promotion and quality family-centered care to all those entrusted to it. In her proclamation to the command, Capt. Shaffer emphasizes the commitment of the civil service employees who work diligently alongside uni formed staff in every capacity from healing patients as part of a Medical Home Port team to ensuring the supplies needed to do so. The federal workforce pro vides much-needed continu ity when our active duty staff change duty stations or deploy, said Shaffer. Unfortunately, not many Americans get to see and experience all the great things our federal employees do to guarantee the United States government remains unsur passed. Thank youto each of our civilian stafffor your self less service to Naval Hospital Jacksonville and our nation. As Theodore Rooseveltwho led the reform of the civil service systemstated, The govern ment is us; we are the govern ment, you and I. Today, almost 3 million strong, federal employees are researching cures for cancer, developing solutions to address energy and climate crises, serv ing alongside warfighters and caring for the nations heroes. Each and every day, public ser vice workers protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, ensuring that the U.S. government is the best in the world. For more information on ways to celebrate PSRW, visit www.psrw.org. 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. Capt. Gayle Shaffer NH Jacksonville Commanding Officer THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Vicksburg Leads In NMCRS Contributions USS Vicksburg PAOThe Sailors of USS Vicksburg contributed an extraordinary $43,500 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) during the 2013 fund drive. This grand total was made possible through individual donations, fundraising during enter taining command fund raising events, along with First Class Mess, Chiefs Mess, and Wardroom donations. Vicksburg donations bested all other Atlantic Fleet Cruisers and Destroyers. This is a great accomplishment for the crew of USS Vicksburg and a wonderful contri bution to a very worthy organization. Chief Operations Specialist (SW/AW) Rob Laird and Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Shayne Campisi were the ships fund drive coordina tors this year, and they kept the crew energized and motivated through the entire five-week fund drive. This organization is near and dear to my heart because it has helped me personally as well as my Sailors on multiple occasions. It was easy to keep the crew motivated because we care about the cause so much said Campisi. The ship began the fund drive by inform ing its crew on the vari ous types of aid and assistance that NMCRS provides. The command made it a priority to bring the focus upon the impor tance of the organization and showcase examples of how it has helped our own Sailors in the past, like travel funding for family emergencies out of state. I am new to the com mand and in my 16 years in the Navy, Ive never seen anything like this. It was great to see the ship put such a strong empha sis on this fund drive and the reasons why we give to the NMCRS, said Gunners Mate 1st Class (SW) Don Snodgrass. Sailors were given the opportunity to donate to the cause in a lump sum or by monthly deductions from their paychecks. The monthly allotments were a great way to provide help throughout the year in manageable sums per month. Through monthly allotments, Vicksburgs Deck Division sprinted ahead of all other divi sions by donating a whopping $9,800. This is my first year in the Navy and I had -Photos courtesy of USS VicksburgMembers of CG Division prepare to pie Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Danny Fontaine. See Vicksburg, Page 5 Chief Personnel Specialist (SW) Corey Hines enjoys a nice pie to the face. Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Danny Fontaine celebrates after getting pied in the face. Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) 3rd Class Holder and Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) Fireman Apprentice Aaron Duran pie Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) 1st Class (SW) Burris. Lt. Rob Danielson pies Chief Operations Specialist (SW) Rob Laird.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 5 never heard of NMCRS before this fund drive. I am honored to donate to such a great cause and had a blast with all of the fundraising events, said Seaman Aaron Curry. Vicksburg also gave the crew more opportunities to donate through mul tiple fundraising events. The first event was a silent auction for the Captain, Executive Officer, and Command Master Chiefs prime parking spaces. The winners were allowed to park in these spaces for an entire week, forcing the Vicksburg leadership to find alternate parking spaces! I had rock star parking for a week! It was great not having to drive around, exclaimed Damage Controlman 1st Class (SW) Hickey with a smile on his face. The second event was a khaki in the deep sink vote. The crew voted for their four favorite Officers and Chiefs to wash the crews lunch dishes in the scullery and deep sink. The crew chose two Officers and two Chiefs to perform this messy task and enjoyed watching them two days in a row. The grand finale for the 2013 NMCRS fund drive was a pie-in-the-face event held on the ships flight deck. Monetary votes were taken for a few weeks leading up to the event, but the most crucial votes came in the final hour of voting as the crew jockeyed to get their top six candidates into the pie hot seat. In a tradition that started onboard dur ing the 2012 NMCRS fund drive, the six personnel with the highest money donated in their name got a pie in the face. Not only did those six individu als get pies in their face, Sailors got the chance to outbid each other for the privilege of smearing that pie; politely of course! This was my favorite event because it gave the junior Sailors a chance to do something to a senior person they wouldnt be allowed to do in any other circumstance, said Campisi. I am continually impressed by what this crew can accomplish when they come together for a common goal. This crew is uniquely compas sionate. It shows every day, from NMCRS fund contributions to wel coming visitors aboard and making them feel at home, boasted com manding officer, Capt. Logan Jones. The NMCRS helps more than 63,000 Sailors a year with financial grants and loans, more than 25,000 Sailors with home visiting nurses, and more than 12,000 Sailors expecting new born children. In 2012, the Society had an inflow of $65.4 million from loan repayments, contribu tions, reserve fund with drawals, and thrift shop income. However, the society expended $69.1 million through finan cial assistance, programs, and fundraising. In 2012, Mayport Naval Station Sailors donated $244,750, yet the total aid given to Mayport Sailors was $755,878. From Page 4Vicksburg Lt. Rob Danielson washes dishes in the scullery. Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Alex Karmick washes dishes in the scullery. Fire Controlman 1st Class (SW) William McElroy pies Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Shayne Campisi. Chief Culinary Specialist (SW) Tavares Lafate washes dishes in the deep sink.

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USS Taylor (FFG 50) Completes Light Off Assessment and Contractor Sea Trials USS Taylor PAOUSS Taylor (FFG 50) successfully completed its Light-Off Assessment (LOA) and Contractor Sea Trials marked the end of its Selected Restricted Availability period. Taylors crew demon strated excellent material readiness and operational proficiency through rigorous testing and evalu ation. LOA is an assessment performed by ATG and Engineering Assessment Atlantic (EAA) to verify if a ship is able to safely light off and operate its engineering plant and take the ship to sea. Additionally, the dam age control organization was tested for satisfactory material condition and its ability to safely handle any casualty onboard. The engineers aboard Taylor worked long hours and the entire crew and key members of Destroyer Squadron 14 staff, the Mayport Basin support ed to meet LOA require ments. The dedication of the crew made the differ ence in LOA success. Taylor completed dam age control material assessment, crew certifi cation, and demonstrated operational readiness. The Proud Defenders were not only able to pass the assessment, but cer tified with a score of 98 percent. USS Taylor left Mayport basin on the morning of April 19, to complete Contractor Sea Trials. Taylor will complete its Type Commander Sea Trials in late May and continue to the basic readiness cycle phase, where every warfare area will be trained and evalu ated. The Guided Missile Frigate USS Taylor is sta tioned in Naval Station Mayport, Florida in Commander Destroyer Squadron Fourteen. -Photo courtesy of USS TaylorDamage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Campbell assists a shipmate don his Firefighting Equipment during a simu lated General Quarters Drill during Contractor Sea Trials.Mayport Plans For Stark RemembranceFrom StaffNS Mayport will host ame morial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is retired Rear Adm. George A. Huchting. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi missiles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed sponsorship for the memorial service. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will feature accounts of some of the events that occurred following the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to pro vide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. Huchting retired from the United States Navy in January of 1999 after 36 years of ser vice. From 1999 until early 2006, he was employed with Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as VicePresident of Navy Programs, consulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subsequent ly, he participated in various panels supporting the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. He remains a Defense consultant. Rear Admiral Huchtings last active duty assignment was as the Program Executive Officer for Theater Surface Combatants within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. During his last year, the development of both the Navy Area and Theater Wide Ballistic Missile Defense systems and the engineering to resolve the fleet interoperability issues were critical new items on his list of responsibilities. Huchting commanded the cruiser USS Wainwright (CG 28) and the destroyer USS Charles F. Adams (DDG 2), including a deployment with the NATO Standing Naval Force, Atlantic. Afloat, Admiral Huchting served on the staff of the Commander Sixth Fleet as the ACOS for Strategy and Tactics and the staff of Commander Carrier Group Five/CTF-70/CTF-77 as the Surface Operations Officer. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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ATG Mayport Goes Green For Earth Day ATG Public AffairsIn honor of Earth Day Sailors from Afloat Training Group (ATG) picked up trash and debris around Hanna Parks lake. It is beautiful here [in Hanna Park] Chief Ships Serviceman Roger Waldo said. Chief Boatswains Mate Fitzroy Wellington said he came out to volunteer because, I want to keep Florida Beautiful. Trying to make a posi tive impact on the envi ronment can be intimi dating, but small things make a big different in our parks, Senior Chief Fire Controlman Diah added. Commands through out the Navy are being encouraged to look local for environmental proj ects that have global impact as part of this years Earth Day obser vance on April 22. The Department of the Navys theme for Earth Day 2013 is Global Reach Local Action. For 43 years, Earth Day has been cele brated throughout the world on April 22. Earth day was founder by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in order to increase awareness of environmental issues. Today Earth Day is cele brated in 192 countries. In 1990, the U.S. Military joined in the celebration organiz ing events through out the months of April and May. The Asst. Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment announced the theme for Earth Day and encouraged Sailors and Marines to take local action to demonstrate our commitment to protect ing the environmentThe Navy and Marine Corps operate globally and our presence around the world gives us the oppor tunity and responsibility to make a difference for the planet. Earth Day events include outreach and awareness. A ship might organize a beach clean up or a family visit the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens (jackson villearboretum.org) to remember what will be lost without protection and action. Earth Day focuses on small local action, like turning off a light when you leave the room, that when done around the world makes a global impact. For more information about the Navy and Earth Day visit: http://green fleet.dodlive.mil/environ ment/earth-day/ -Photo courtesy of ATG MayportVolunteers from ATG Mayport stand with bags of debris they collected around Hanna Parks lake during a community relations project in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22.SBR Deploys To 6thFLT USS Samuel B. Roberts PAOGuided-missile Frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) departed Naval Station Mayport on April 23 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility after recently completing an Independent Deployer Certification Exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. Upon arrival, Samuel B. Roberts will work for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60 conduct ing Maritime Security Operations and is ready to provide deterrence, pro mote peace and security, and preserve freedom of the seas and humanitar ian/disaster response as necessary. Roberts is one of five Mayport-based Oliver Hazard Perry Class frig ates and is command ed by Cmdr. Robert R. Williams. Sammy B has a crew of 212 Officers and Sailors, and is named for Samuel Booker Roberts Jr. a Navy Coxswain who heroically used his Higgins Boat to shield Marines as they landed at Guadalcanal during World War II. Roberts is the third ship to carry the name. NEX Honors SpousesFrom StaffThe Mayport Navy Exchange is host ing a Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. at the off-base location. There will be door prizes, demos and tastings. Several base commands will be on hand to answer ques tions and offer support to all military members and their family. From 1100 1400 you will receive 5 percent (with exclusions) off your total purchase and get a chance to win a $100 gift card. Also partici pating in the event is: Base Housing USO Navy Marine Corp Relief Commissary and Deli-Bakery and add Navy Federal Credit Union to the list. Base Clinic NCIS Red Cross Fleet and Family Services GNC THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 9

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Never Quit 2013Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville needs volunteers to assist with the Warrior Challenge and a red carpet awards ceremony during the 2013 Never Quit Beach event on May 19 from 5:45 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call or email MC1 Brianna K. Dandridge at 904-396-5909 ext 1150. For more information about Navy Quit, go to http://neverquitnever.com/ Volunteer Liaison Latricia Anter, Justina Road Elementary School. The Navy had a huge impact on the lives of these chil dren. In the end, its a play ground that looks com pletely different. I would have liked to be there this morning when the kids returned to school and saw what was done both with their own hands and with the hands of the community, said Doran. I think thats whats going to be the most important aspect of all this, not the shots that were fired.From Page 1SERMC Volunteering?Is your command, department or POA participating in a local community relations project? Get your command and the organization highlighted in The Mirror! Call 270-7817 ext. 1012 or email mayportmirror@comcast.netHSL-48 Aids Turkish ShipFrom HSL-48Off the island of Masirah, Oman, the Liberian-flagged cargo bulk carrier Atlantic Confidence reported a fire in the engine room and requested assistance. Nearby, USS Nicholas (FFG 47), with embarked NS Mayport-based HSL48 Detachment Four, was engaged in the fight against piracy in the region. Upon receiving the distress call, Cmdr. Cory Blaser, command ing officer of Nicholas, promptly set a course for the endangered ves sel, proceeded there at maximum speed to assist. Blaser also ordered the launch of VENOM 511, an embarked SH-60B assigned to Detachment Four. Some minutes later, the Captain of Atlantic Confidence ordered his crew of 21 Turkish sea men to abandon ship, assessing that the fire was now out of control and the ship was flooding and in danger of sinking. After an 80-mile flight to the scene, the helicop ter crew, composed of Detachment Four Officerin-Charge Lt. Cmdr. Jay Russo, Lt. Benjamin Harris, Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Mitchell Masters, and Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Raymond Skiba, took command of the res cue operation and began assessing the scene. The helicopter crew saw that the merchant vessel was already partially sub merged, but still afloat. After verifying that the survivors appeared to be safely in lifeboats and did not need immediate med ical assistance, VENOM 511 and Nicholas coor dinated the transfer of the crew to the oil tanker Pluto transiting in the area. This was quite a test of Det. Fours response to a changing mission on short notice. Our role quickly changed from one of anti-piracy to provid ing assistance to a vessel in distress and all hands really showed their deter mination to help in what ever way they could, said Russo. HSL-48 Detachment Four is on a six-month Standing NATO Forces deployment.Mayport Learns Tools To Combat SuicideNPASE SESailors stationed on board Naval Station Mayport received Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) April 23-24, in an effort to empower Sailors and pro mote suicide prevention. ASIST offered Sailors a two-day, hands-on work shop in which they par ticipated in several differ ent suicide simulations and scenarios. Sailors got a chance to see both sides of the spectrum as a first aid responder and then the person at risk. The intent behind the ASIST program is to teach the partici pants the skills neces sary for suicide inter vention, said Religious Program Specialist 1st class Michael Hawthorne, Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operations (CREDO) South East. Because you never know when youre going to find yourself in a situation where you can help save someones life. CREDO Chaplain Lt. Nancy Crews said, The program aims to teach its participants to become suicide first aid responders. This equips the responder with the tools to help some one who may be hav ing suicidal thoughts. Anybody can be called upon to be a first aid responder in a suicide attempt, Hawthorne continued. No two sui cides are alike, so were giving them the skills to potentially handle any situation that could arise. The responder has to be patient and prepared for anything. According to the ASIST website, www. livingworks.net, 30,000 Americans kill themselves each year. Research stud ies in the United States show that four to five percent of the population has attempted sui cide in their lifetime. Once you go through the ASIST training, youve worked with the suicide prevention model; youve been through the simu lations and different sce narios; youll be more likely to see when a per son at risk is giving an invitation to intervene, said Crews. There are those that try to hide. But when you have the knowl edge and the skills to actually see the flags that they may be unconscious ly giving up, youll be able to ask the right questions to engage them and start to explore the situation. After following the steps in the ASIST plan, you may very well be the first person that the per son at risk opens up to and that makes them feel comfortable enough to say, Ok I can actually talk to someone about this. Then you can get them to a safe place, added Crews. Splicing The Line-Photo courtesy of USS Robert G. BradleySeaman Ricker and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Anthony Woo splice together a new mooring line aboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). Robert G. Bradley is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibilityFFSC Workshop Schedule SetFrom FFSC The 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. May 2, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parentingThis group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. May 6-10, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 6, 1 3 p.m., Relationship Communication Building 1 Room 1616 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encour aged but not required to attend class together. May 8, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center May 8, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 8, 11 a.m. noon, Paying for College Building 1 Room 719 May 9, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 13-17, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 13, 6 7:00 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO May 15, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 16, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 20-24, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 20, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop Building 1 Room 702 May 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 22, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Consumer Awareness Building 1 Room 702 May 23, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 23, 1 3 p.m., Troops to Teachers Building 1 Room 702 May 28, 6 8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 May 29, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 30, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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THE PLAYERS Honors MilitaryFrom THE PLAYERS ChampionshipContinuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honor ing men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship unveiled a full slate of activi ties and programs that will take place during the 2013 event as part of Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initia tive proudly support ed by the PGA TOUR. Highlighting the mili tary appreciation activi ties in the tradition of years past, THE PLAYERS announced, along with Capitol Records Nashville, that country music star Dierks Bentley will give a special performance on Wednesday, May 8, dur ing Military Appreciation Day, as the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-12. On Wednesday, May 8, Bentley will be a part of the Military Appreciation Day ceremony, this year themed, A Salute to the United States Navy. The program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pag eantry by military per sonnel, performance by the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and other digni taries. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music, combining clas sic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock n roll. Bentleys sixth studio album, Home, released in 2012, debuted at No. 1 and has spawned three consecutive chart-top ping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five pre vious studio albums have sold more than 5 mil lion copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invita tion to join the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is current ly out on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. In addition to the per formance, THE PLAYERS will provide all active duty, retired, and Reserve military personnel along with their dependents with complimentary admission to the tour nament all week. THE PLAYERS also offers dis counted admission to veterans. Military mem bers who are interested in the complimentary admission should go to PGATOUR.COM/THE PLAYERS and click on the ticket link for instructions about how to gain com plimentary access to the tournament, which is a different process than the past. Non-career military veterans should also log on to PGATOUR.COM/ THE PLAYERS and find instructions about how to obtain discounted tickets to the tournament. Also as part of Birdies for the Brave, THE PLAYERS will once again host an Operation Shower group baby shower for 30 military moms-tobe whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. military on Saturday, May 4, from 24 p.m. in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost located on the 18th fairway of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. This private event will feature lunch, an opportunity for the moms to share stories and gain comfort from other mili tary moms who are experiencing pregnancy dur ing deployment, and the highlight of the event, the distribution of Operation Showers signature Showers In A Box -gifts of high-quality products for the babies and moms that have been donated by sponsors and supporters. Holly Finchem, wife of PGA TOUR Commssioner Tim Finchem, and Tabitha Furyk, wife of PGA TOUR player Jim Furyk, will be hosting the event, with Navy Admiral Jack Scorby, Commander of Navy Region Southeast, and his wife, Chris, among the special guests who will be attending. On Sunday, May 5, THE PLAYERS will host the second annual Military Veterans Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in The Turn hospital ity structure located to players left on the hill next to the 18th green of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Conducted in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, the event is open to active duty, retired and Reserve military members, military spouses and veterans, with 50 local companies expected to participate -doubling the number who participated in 2012. Companies with hiring opportunities who are interested in participating in the job fair may contact Bill Hickey at (904) 363-4651 or bill.hickey@ incepture.com. On Wednesday, Military Appreciation Day, THE PLAYERS will kick off the opening of the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost military hospitality chalet with an opening ceremony at 11:00 am that will include the presenta tion of an honorary TPC membership to a wound ed warrior. The Patriots Outpost will provide mili tary guests with compli mentary food and bever ages and a relaxing place to view all of the tourna ment action from 11:30 a.m. to the end of play each day from Wednesday through Sunday. On-site parking is free (for all fans) MondayWednesday, but parking passes must be purchased in advance for Thursday through Sunday. Fans can take advantage of the Four For Free park ing incentive this year, in which any car with four or more passen gers is admitted free of charge. Fans must have a voucher to park for the Four for Free program. Visit PGATOUR.COM/ THEPLAYERS for more information about down loading a free parking voucher. More information about THE PLAYERS is available at PGATOUR.COM/the players. Hauling The Load-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeBoatswains Mate 2nd Class Alan Linton, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), clears palettes of supplies from the ships flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and sup port missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 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Intramural Sports May 6-9: Pre Season Soccer Tournament. Sign up by Apr. 30. 270-5451. May 14: Spring Forward 3K Walk/5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. May 13: Intramural 7v7 Soccer Begins. Season ends July 12. 270-5451. May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Aquatics May 1-7: American Red Cross Certified WSI Certification Course Participants must attend all 30 hours of training to be certified. Cost is $200 for Military/Dependents/ DOD and $250 for Civilians. Sign up at the Base Gym or the Pool. For more information, please call (904) 270-5452 or (904) 270-5101 May 11: Pool Open for Recreation Swim Open on Weekends. Saturdays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sundays and holidays 1-6 p.m. Full hours begin Friday, Jun. 7. Active Duty and chil dren ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 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 hamburg er or a hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 May 12: Mothers Day Family Bowling Special. Moms bowl half-price all day, including family fun bowl. At least one child must accompany mom; bowling must be completed by 7 pm. 2705377 May 27: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Just $12 for 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, lb hamburger or hot dog with fries, a soda and an ice cream sundae for dessert! Kids 4-5 years old $7; Kids 3 and under FREE. Holiday hours 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 270-5377 Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing Learn basic kicks, punches and balance moves in this calorie burning, sweat producing knock out of a workout. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Mayport Sandbox The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., NOFFS 9:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 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/FitnessThe 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. 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: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. 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 On The MessdeckMayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger with fries and 20 oz soda, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich with let tuce, tomato, onion, pickles, fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75 Focsle Lounge 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 With Ice Tea or Water, $8 The Whiskey DeltaBy Lt.j.g. Patricia KreuzbergerRed Cross Assistance To VeteransFrom American Red CrossThe J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Veterans Emergency and Transition Services (VETS) Fund goal is to provide emergency financial assistance and resourc es to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom that will help to support their transition into civilian life and stabilization into the community. This financial assistance is to be provided directly to the veter ans of these wars. The geographic service area is: Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. Types of emergency needs we help withbut not strictly limited too: needs/vehicle payment or repair, insurance needing to find work or learn a life skill For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at 246-1395. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Auto Skills Center May Special: Transmission flush, cool ant flush and fuel injec tion cleaning, $180 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and com puters are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (must show valid ID). 2707204 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 May 12: Mothers Day Bingo12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. 5x $1000 Jackpots, 1x $500 Quinella, free food, extra drawings and more. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every MondayFriday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly spe cials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your gen eral trivia knowledge! The winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 May 1: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities for great prizes. Free to enter. 270-7205 May 3-5: Cinco De Mayo Weekend All Weekend at Castaways Lounge. Break out the sombreros; well be cel ebrating all weekend long with drink specials and more! Take a shot at our piata on Friday Night. 270-7205 May 10: Castaways Comedy Night. Featuring Comedian Cash Levy. 6 pm at Castaways. 2707205 May 15: Game Night. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 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 two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 May 12: Focsle Lounge All-Hands Mothers Day Brunch Seatings at 10 am and 1 pm at Focsle; Reservations required Bring your favorite lady out for a lovely all you can eat brunch featuring omelet bar, champagne fountain, carving station and more. The first 100 moms will receive a free rose. To reserve your spot, please call (904) 270-5431 or (904) 270-5313 ITT Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimen tary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while supplies 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. 270-5145MWR Celebrates MotherhoodFrom MWRMothers Day is fast approaching and MWR has many great activities and events for the moms of Mayport. This Mothers Day, May 12, why not stop by one of MWRs facilities and show mom you care. Focsle Lounge CPO Club is hosting its first Mothers Day Brunch. This All-Hands event is Reservation only with seating times at 10 a.m. and noon. Guest will enjoy an all-you-can eat brunch menu complete with eggs benedict, and omelet bar, top round carving station with au jus and a champagne foun tain. The first 100 mothers to attend will each receive a free rose. Cost is $29.95 per couple, chil dren 3-10 are $8.95 each. Reservations can be made by calling either (904) 270-5431 or (904) 2705313. Please specify if you would prefer indoor or outdoor seating (weather permitting). Mayport Bowling Center has a special deal for moms all day, from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Mothers bowl half-priced all day, including Family Fun night from 4-7 p.m. Plus, there will be col ored headpin bowling: Get a strike and win a free game. For more informa tion, please call (904) 2705377. Beachside Bingo is also celebrating Mothers Day with some great specials. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., you can get computers for just $99 for a 5 pack and all paper packs are $30. There will be five $1,000 Jackpots, a $500 Quinella, extra drawings and more. For more information on Beachside Bingo, please call (904) 270-7204. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com SERMC COMREL Takes A TwistNPASE SENavy Divers from Southeast Regional Maintenance Activity (SERMC) Mayport unit ed to refurbish a play ground at Justina Road Elementary School Saturday and ended up safeguarding the children as well. The Navy volunteers were nearing the end of their day when shots rang out near the school. The volunteers kept the chil dren safe until officers from the Jacksonville Sherriffs Office (JSO) arrived. We started the day early at around 7:30 in the morning. There were roughly 100 volunteers there to help clean up the playground. Around two in the afternoon we heard five gun shots across the street from the school, said Navy Diver 1st Class John Doran, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center. We saw about 30 children running from the direction of the initial gun shots. Thats when we got the children to the back of the school and people started to take action. About 15 seconds later, there were seven more gun shots from the same area. After the shots were fired, we shouted to the kids and got them inside as quickly as possible. Right after that, we sent two divers out to the fence line to check the perim eter to make sure that it was safe, said Navy Diver 1st class Daniel Muhleach, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center. Next, we sent another two divers around to secure the gates and to ensure that the entire school was locked down. The Sailors said that they just did what anyone would have done in that situation and that JSOs quick response helped to put everyone at ease. The Navy volunteers brought a positive and reassuring presence dur ing the shooting, said Mayport Celebrates The Moms -Photos by MC2 Salt Cebe Navy Diver 1st class Daniel Muhleach, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, is interviewed by First Coast News about the Navy volunteers actions at Justina Road Elementary School. Above, expecting mothers Luba Chatmen and Stephanie Jackson fill their plates with a catered lunch provided by the Oasis Galley during an English Tea for Expecting Mothers event held by Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). The event was held at the Base Chapel. Right, Guadalupe Pina of FFSC pours tea for expecting mother Nathalie Remy Lasy. Volunteers from USS Philippine Sea, USS De Wert, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and of Naval Criminal Investigative Service helped throughout the event. It was held in conjunction with April as Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Awareness Month. -Photos by MC2 Salt CebeFinegan Benefits From Mayport Energy SavingsBalfour Beatty CommunitiesBalfour Beatty Communities and Switch 4 Good presented a $500 check to Joseph Finegan Elementary to provide awards for students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic performance. The Switch 4 Good pro gram is designed to help residents of Balfour Beatty Communities conserve energy and earn money back for low utility bills. Funded by the Department of Energy, Switch 4 Good provides conservation tips via email and text and designs personalized energy conservation plans through in-home energy coach vis its. The program is voluntary for all residents who are included in the Resident Energy Conservation Program initiated by the Department of the Navy. Balfour Beatty Communities was awarded the $500 grant by reaching and exceed ing a 20 percent participa tion goal six weeks before the March deadline. Base Housing decided to give back to the local community by donating the funds to Joseph Finegan Elementary, located just outside of Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. According to Finegans principal, Alan Due, the donated funds will be used to purchase awards for children who are stand-out students. John Armstrong (Community Manager) and Don Holdridge (Switch 4 Good) presented the check to Principal Due on Finegans morning news show. At Balfour Beatty Communities, we are proud to be able to give back to the commu nity and donate $500 to Finegan Elementary, said Armstrong. Balfour Beatty Communities is eligible for another grant from Switch 4 Good once they meet a 50 percent participation goal. The community currently has 45 percent of its resi dents enrolled. -Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities Community Manager John Armstrong, left, and Switch 4 Good representative Don Holdridge, right, present a check for $500 to Finegan Elementary Principal Alan Due as the result of Naval Station Mayports residential participation in the Switch 4 Good program reached more than 20 percent.See SERMC, Page 10

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, The Seminole Gate (Hanna Park Gate) is now open! One of the first features you will see when entering or exiting the gate is a roundabout or Rotary or as we say here in Merica, a Traffic Circle. These traffic controlling features enable more vehicles to pass through an inter section quickly but they are not with out risk. A simple rule applies traffic established in the circle has the Right Of Way! When in doubt, be courteous and yield yielding will cost you less than 10 seconds, and enable you to get to your destination safely. Word on the street is that USS Vicksburg is the leading contributor for East Coast CGE (CG Equivilant size) Ships in this years Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive Bravo Zulu shipmates and thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2013 NavyMarine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive. Youre contribution goes directly to Naval Station Mayport Sailors, their families and surrounding area retirees and the return on investment is nearly 6:1. Bill Kennedy and his staff and volunteers work tirelessly to give a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in arms, whether they are still in uniform or retired. Riding a hot streak, congratulations are again due to USS Vicksburg for their win at this years MWR 2013 Spring Sports Challenge. The turn out was great this year and the competition was fierce. Vicksburg was able to pull ahead of Coast Guard Mayport by just 25 points. Way to fight til the end! Good luck to USS Samuel B. Roberts as they make their way out to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship left Naval Station Mayport on April 23 and will conduct maritime security operations with Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60. BZs to the staff of Mayports Fleet and Family Support Center, NCIS and Base Chapel for their work in making the annual English Tea for Expectant Mothers better than ever. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from this annual event. And a special shout out to the volunteers from USS Philippine Sea, USS De Wert and Former Mrs. USS Underwood Suzanne Mirisola for lending FFSC a hand to bring it all together. Mark your calendars, Naval Station Mayport Second Class Petty Officer Association is working with the Naval Order of the United States to commemorate the 37 crewmembers of USS Stark who lost their lives when the frigate was struck by an Iraqi missile in 1987. The annual memorial service will be held on the 26th anniversary of the attack, May 17, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, across from the Mayport Gas Station on base. It is a time to show our commitment to never forget our lost shipmates. I will have to admit, this is my favor ite time of the year here in Northeast Florida the weather is perfect, fishing is starting to light off and the worlds finest golfers are coming to town! For the past few years, THE PLAYERS Championship has outdone themselves with their hospitality and outreach to the military community, including pro viding free admission to service mem bers, retirees and their families, a free concert (this year its Dierks Bentley on May 8) and a hospitality tent just for us. On Sunday, May 5, THE PLAYERS will also host the second annual Military Veterans Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in The Turn hospitality structure located to players left on the hill next to the 18th green of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Conducted in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, the event is open to active duty, retired and Reserve military members, military spouses and veterans, with 50 local companies expected to participate. Before I close, I would like to remind all the Sailors that May 10 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This day is to celebrate the strength and patriotism of the spouses of members of the military and recognize their support, con tributions and sacrifice. I know some days it can be hard living the dream of a U.S. Navy Sailor, but with your spouse at your side all things are possible. Dont just wait until an Appreciation Day rolls around to let them know it Spouses are a Force Multiplier, and behind every successful sailor is an amazed Mother-InLaw, and a great Navy Spouse. Continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSApril is designated The Month of the Military Child. It is during this month when we recognize the sacrifices that military children make. For a military child, the word sac rifice means being a part of a family that may move frequently and having a parent whose duty it is to serve our country. This duty may take them away from the family for long periods of time. Our military children often face unique chal lenges such as having a parent who is deployed; the family moving fre quently or living with or helping to care for a par ent injured in combat; or members of the family carrying on the legacy of a fallen Service member. Children of military families represent our country in ways which make any American proud. But these military chil dren are resilient. They dont react to the chal lenges of having a miss ing parent as other chil dren might. Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, writes in his book A Parents Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens that: When kids are stressed, their first impulse is to relieve the discomfort. They dont sit down and rationally think about the best way to do it. They find relief by acting impulsively or by fol lowing paths most read ily available to them, the ones they see other kids taking. But Brownie Troop 1236 at Finegan Elementary School did not follow that path according to Raelah Stratham, Troop mem ber. Her troop mem bers were concerned about the appearance of a couple of areas on the school grounds which were a mess Finney, the rabbits area, and the courtyard between the main building and the media center. The court yard was selected for the Troop to landscape since Finney digs holes all over his area, and they didnt want someone acciden tally stepping in one of his holes. Joey Bishop and Kaitlyn Bourne described the plan of action used to straighten up this mess. At a Brownie troop meet ing the girls were paired off to come up with a plan which they were to sketch out. All the plans were dis played for evaluation and to determine what they could handle to make it look the best. Jennifer Vanhoose, Brownie Troop leader and teacher at Finegan, assisted by combining common ideas to help the girls finalize a plan. According to Christina Vanhoose those common plans included having stepping stones in the shape of a F and using blue sparkly spray paint on the bird bath and the sewage drain. With a plan in place they had to figure out the supplies they would need according to Kaylee Caraway. The next step was to present their plan to Finegans School Advisory Committee (SAC) to ask for monies to fund the project. On Saturday, April 19, the Troop members along with Mrs. Vanhoose and co-leader Mandy Watrous met to landscape the courtyard. The girls worked hard, carried and spread the mulch, and laid the F, according to Mrs. Vanhoose. The F is made up of a series of stones decorated by each girl and laid in the shape of an F for Finegan. The stepping stones became works of art. Mya Jackson, Makayla Bourne, Natasha Frank, Sofia Villanueva, and Dianetta Jimenez painted blue backgrounds with flowers. Makenzie Watrous went in a different direction with her stone by paint ing a Christmas tree with presents around it. Many of the girls included the Troop num ber such as Talajhsiah Anderson and Kaylee Caraway. As a Take Action Brownie project, this three-hour project will require that they maintain this courtyard. Already the courtyard was show ing signs of weeds and missing mulch. So at their most recent meeting on April 23, the girls were out there pulling weeds and spreading out the mulch to evenly cover the ground. Jaiden Rucker summed up the project by saying, it gets a grade of A! Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or con cerns about an edu cational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Brownie Troop 1236 Gives Back To FineganJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingEditors Note: This is in response to a reporters error in the March 28 edi tion of The Mirror. Lt. Karen Rector is this years selection for the Military Chaplains Associations (MCA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to a military chap lain from each service who has excelled in their core competencies, dis played resiliency during challenges, and delivered ministry that effectively addresses the spiritual and moral wounds of war. She is currently deployed with the USS Hue City in the 5th fleet area of responsibility until early July and stationed out of CNSL Ministry Center in Mayport, Fla. Chaplain Rector was selected for the award by the Military Chaplains Association, a congres sionally chartered pro fessional organization. The Military Chaplains Association selected her among the Navy chaplain nomination packages they received. Nominations were submitted by super visory-level chaplains within the Navy Chaplain Corps to the Chief of Navy Chaplains office to the MCA for consideration. We are all very proud of her service and ministry to Sailors and families and look forward to holding a ceremony to celebrate her receipt of the MCA Distinguished Service Award in July. Cmdr. Steve Souders Director, CNSL Ministry Center Mayport Correction Above, Brownies from Troop 1236 help with landscaping outside of Finegan Elementary School. Below, the Scouts stand in their newly renovated courtyard.

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Honor, Courage, and Commitment are our Navy core values. Most of us have heard these terms and are aware of their importance to who we are as a Navy family. So today I want to take a few minutes to talk about courage. There are many types of courage. Physical courage is the one we usually think about but moral courage is just as important. Courage is one of those character traits that is easy to identify but hard to quantify or define. We saw tremendous examples of courage just recently on the news at the horrible bombings in Boston. While many people ran away from the explosion out of instinct, plenty of others ran towards the explosion, overcom ing their fear in an effort to help those who were injured. That is courage in action. So we know it when we see it but how do we cultivate it? The dictionary defines courage as the qual ity of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear; bravery. I would tweak that definition a bit. Being cou rageous doesnt mean one does not have fear, but rather that the fear is overcome by the coura geous spirit. In other words, fear is a prerequisite for displaying courage. The courageous person, however, is not controlled by his or her fear or held captive by it, but acts in accordance with his/ her convictions despite whatever negative conse quences may result. So how do we develop this core value of courage? First I would say that courage is a character trait and as such it is some thing we can work on. It does not simply magically appear and people arent naturally born coura geous. Flight from danger is the natural response. Courage is not natural. So, first and foremost we learn courage from seeing it exemplified by those we love or are in close con tact with. Parents have a very real obligation to teach cour age to their children, for example, by exemplifying courage when challenges arise. This is important espe cially in the small things for they lead to the big things. Sometimes it is the courage to tell the truth when it would be just as easy to lie. Or it might be the courage to admit you have a problem and seek professional help or counseling. Maybe your marriage is troubled, but rather than have the courage to admit you dont have the answers, you go on out of fear of being embar rassed, struggling to make any progress in improving your marriage. Movies are also a great way for us to see cour age displayed on the big screen to learn by exam ple. Recently I watched the movie Courageous, and if you havent seen it you should put it on the list of movies to check out. The movie gives a lot of examples, both negative and positive, on areas where we need to be courageous. There may be other movies, but this might be a good place to start.Chap Buster Williams Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSFear Is A Prerequisite For CourageBHC Mayport Thanks Civilian StaffNaval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs AssistantIn a communication to staff on May 1, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Gayle Shaffer pro claimed May 5-11 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) in honor of the more than 670 men and women who serve as civilian staff through out the commands hospital the Navys fourth largestand five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. I call upon all Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff to observe this week by acknowledging the important contributions of our civil service employees, Shaffer stated. Our ability to care for our 57,000 enrolled patients depends in no small degree on the work by those who make up our civil service team. The theme for PSRW 2013 is Why I Serve. This per forms as a reminder of how each government employee is important to the ability of NH Jacksonvilleits hospital and five branch health clinics achieve its mission: to provide force health protection through readiness, operational support, health promotion and quality family-centered care to all those entrusted to it. In her proclamation to the command, Capt. Shaffer emphasizes the commitment of the civil service employees who work diligently alongside uni formed staff in every capacity from healing patients as part of a Medical Home Port team to ensuring the supplies needed to do so. The federal workforce pro vides much-needed continu ity when our active duty staff change duty stations or deploy, said Shaffer. Unfortunately, not many Americans get to see and experience all the great things our federal employees do to guarantee the United States government remains unsur passed. Thank youto each of our civilian stafffor your self less service to Naval Hospital Jacksonville and our nation. As Theodore Rooseveltwho led the reform of the civil service systemstated, The govern ment is us; we are the government, you and I. Today, almost 3 million strong, federal employees are researching cures for cancer, developing solutions to address energy and climate crises, serving alongside warfighters and caring for the nations heroes. Each and every day, public service workers protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, ensuring that the U.S. government is the best in the world. For more information on ways to celebrate PSRW, visit www.psrw.org. 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. Capt. Gayle Shaffer NH Jacksonville Commanding Officer THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Vicksburg Leads In NMCRS Contributions USS Vicksburg PAOThe Sailors of USS Vicksburg contributed an extraordinary $43,500 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) during the 2013 fund drive. This grand total was made possible through individual donations, fundraising during enter taining command fund raising events, along with First Class Mess, Chiefs Mess, and Wardroom donations. Vicksburg donations bested all other Atlantic Fleet Cruisers and Destroyers. This is a great accomplishment for the crew of USS Vicksburg and a wonderful contri bution to a very worthy organization. Chief Operations Specialist (SW/AW) Rob Laird and Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Shayne Campisi were the ships fund drive coordina tors this year, and they kept the crew energized and motivated through the entire five-week fund drive. This organization is near and dear to my heart because it has helped me personally as well as my Sailors on multiple occasions. It was easy to keep the crew motivated because we care about the cause so much said Campisi. The ship began the fund drive by inform ing its crew on the vari ous types of aid and assistance that NMCRS provides. The command made it a priority to bring the focus upon the importance of the organization and showcase examples of how it has helped our own Sailors in the past, like travel funding for family emergencies out of state. I am new to the com mand and in my 16 years in the Navy, Ive never seen anything like this. It was great to see the ship put such a strong emphasis on this fund drive and the reasons why we give to the NMCRS, said Gunners Mate 1st Class (SW) Don Snodgrass. Sailors were given the opportunity to donate to the cause in a lump sum or by monthly deductions from their paychecks. The monthly allotments were a great way to provide help throughout the year in manageable sums per month. Through monthly allotments, Vicksburgs Deck Division sprinted ahead of all other divi sions by donating a whopping $9,800. This is my first year in the Navy and I had -Photos courtesy of USS VicksburgMembers of CG Division prepare to pie Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Danny Fontaine. See Vicksburg, Page 5 Chief Personnel Specialist (SW) Corey Hines enjoys a nice pie to the face. Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Danny Fontaine celebrates after getting pied in the face. Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) 3rd Class Holder and Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) Fireman Apprentice Aaron Duran pie Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) 1st Class (SW) Burris. Lt. Rob Danielson pies Chief Operations Specialist (SW) Rob Laird.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 5 never heard of NMCRS before this fund drive. I am honored to donate to such a great cause and had a blast with all of the fundraising events, said Seaman Aaron Curry. Vicksburg also gave the crew more opportunities to donate through mul tiple fundraising events. The first event was a silent auction for the Captain, Executive Officer, and Command Master Chiefs prime parking spaces. The winners were allowed to park in these spaces for an entire week, forcing the Vicksburg leadership to find alternate parking spaces! I had rock star parking for a week! It was great not having to drive around, exclaimed Damage Controlman 1st Class (SW) Hickey with a smile on his face. The second event was a khaki in the deep sink vote. The crew voted for their four favorite Officers and Chiefs to wash the crews lunch dishes in the scullery and deep sink. The crew chose two Officers and two Chiefs to perform this messy task and enjoyed watching them two days in a row. The grand finale for the 2013 NMCRS fund drive was a pie-in-the-face event held on the ships flight deck. Monetary votes were taken for a few weeks leading up to the event, but the most crucial votes came in the final hour of voting as the crew jockeyed to get their top six candidates into the pie hot seat. In a tradition that started onboard dur ing the 2012 NMCRS fund drive, the six personnel with the highest money donated in their name got a pie in the face. Not only did those six individu als get pies in their face, Sailors got the chance to outbid each other for the privilege of smearing that pie; politely of course! This was my favorite event because it gave the junior Sailors a chance to do something to a senior person they wouldnt be allowed to do in any other circumstance, said Campisi. I am continually impressed by what this crew can accomplish when they come together for a common goal. This crew is uniquely compas sionate. It shows every day, from NMCRS fund contributions to wel coming visitors aboard and making them feel at home, boasted com manding officer, Capt. Logan Jones. The NMCRS helps more than 63,000 Sailors a year with financial grants and loans, more than 25,000 Sailors with home visiting nurses, and more than 12,000 Sailors expecting new born children. In 2012, the Society had an inflow of $65.4 million from loan repayments, contribu tions, reserve fund with drawals, and thrift shop income. However, the society expended $69.1 million through finan cial assistance, programs, and fundraising. In 2012, Mayport Naval Station Sailors donated $244,750, yet the total aid given to Mayport Sailors was $755,878. From Page 4Vicksburg Lt. Rob Danielson washes dishes in the scullery. Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Alex Karmick washes dishes in the scullery. Fire Controlman 1st Class (SW) William McElroy pies Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Shayne Campisi. Chief Culinary Specialist (SW) Tavares Lafate washes dishes in the deep sink.

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USS Taylor (FFG 50) Completes Light Off Assessment and Contractor Sea Trials USS Taylor PAOUSS Taylor (FFG 50) successfully completed its Light-Off Assessment (LOA) and Contractor Sea Trials marked the end of its Selected Restricted Availability period. Taylors crew demon strated excellent material readiness and operational proficiency through rigorous testing and evalu ation. LOA is an assessment performed by ATG and Engineering Assessment Atlantic (EAA) to verify if a ship is able to safely light off and operate its engineering plant and take the ship to sea. Additionally, the dam age control organization was tested for satisfactory material condition and its ability to safely handle any casualty onboard. The engineers aboard Taylor worked long hours and the entire crew and key members of Destroyer Squadron 14 staff, the Mayport Basin support ed to meet LOA require ments. The dedication of the crew made the differ ence in LOA success. Taylor completed dam age control material assessment, crew certifi cation, and demonstrated operational readiness. The Proud Defenders were not only able to pass the assessment, but cer tified with a score of 98 percent. USS Taylor left Mayport basin on the morning of April 19, to complete Contractor Sea Trials. Taylor will complete its Type Commander Sea Trials in late May and continue to the basic readiness cycle phase, where every warfare area will be trained and evaluated. The Guided Missile Frigate USS Taylor is sta tioned in Naval Station Mayport, Florida in Commander Destroyer Squadron Fourteen. -Photo courtesy of USS TaylorDamage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Campbell assists a shipmate don his Firefighting Equipment during a simulated General Quarters Drill during Contractor Sea Trials.Mayport Plans For Stark RemembranceFrom StaffNS Mayport will host ame morial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is retired Rear Adm. George A. Huchting. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi missiles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed sponsorship for the memorial service. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will feature accounts of some of the events that occurred following the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to pro vide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. Huchting retired from the United States Navy in January of 1999 after 36 years of ser vice. From 1999 until early 2006, he was employed with Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as VicePresident of Navy Programs, consulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subsequently, he participated in various panels supporting the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. He remains a Defense consultant. Rear Admiral Huchtings last active duty assignment was as the Program Executive Officer for Theater Surface Combatants within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. During his last year, the development of both the Navy Area and Theater Wide Ballistic Missile Defense systems and the engineering to resolve the fleet interoperability issues were critical new items on his list of responsibilities. Huchting commanded the cruiser USS Wainwright (CG 28) and the destroyer USS Charles F. Adams (DDG 2), including a deployment with the NATO Standing Naval Force, Atlantic. Afloat, Admiral Huchting served on the staff of the Commander Sixth Fleet as the ACOS for Strategy and Tactics and the staff of Commander Carrier Group Five/CTF-70/CTF-77 as the Surface Operations Officer. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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ATG Mayport Goes Green For Earth Day ATG Public AffairsIn honor of Earth Day Sailors from Afloat Training Group (ATG) picked up trash and debris around Hanna Parks lake. It is beautiful here [in Hanna Park] Chief Ships Serviceman Roger Waldo said. Chief Boatswains Mate Fitzroy Wellington said he came out to volunteer because, I want to keep Florida Beautiful. Trying to make a posi tive impact on the envi ronment can be intimi dating, but small things make a big different in our parks, Senior Chief Fire Controlman Diah added. Commands through out the Navy are being encouraged to look local for environmental proj ects that have global impact as part of this years Earth Day obser vance on April 22. The Department of the Navys theme for Earth Day 2013 is Global Reach Local Action. For 43 years, Earth Day has been cele brated throughout the world on April 22. Earth day was founder by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in order to increase awareness of environmental issues. Today Earth Day is cele brated in 192 countries. In 1990, the U.S. Military joined in the celebration organiz ing events through out the months of April and May. The Asst. Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment announced the theme for Earth Day and encouraged Sailors and Marines to take local action to demonstrate our commitment to protect ing the environmentThe Navy and Marine Corps operate globally and our presence around the world gives us the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference for the planet. Earth Day events include outreach and awareness. A ship might organize a beach clean up or a family visit the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens (jackson villearboretum.org) to remember what will be lost without protection and action. Earth Day focuses on small local action, like turning off a light when you leave the room, that when done around the world makes a global impact. For more information about the Navy and Earth Day visit: http://green fleet.dodlive.mil/environ ment/earth-day/ -Photo courtesy of ATG MayportVolunteers from ATG Mayport stand with bags of debris they collected around Hanna Parks lake during a community relations project in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22.SBR Deploys To 6thFLT USS Samuel B. Roberts PAOGuided-missile Frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) departed Naval Station Mayport on April 23 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility after recently completing an Independent Deployer Certification Exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. Upon arrival, Samuel B. Roberts will work for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60 conduct ing Maritime Security Operations and is ready to provide deterrence, pro mote peace and security, and preserve freedom of the seas and humanitar ian/disaster response as necessary. Roberts is one of five Mayport-based Oliver Hazard Perry Class frig ates and is command ed by Cmdr. Robert R. Williams. Sammy B has a crew of 212 Officers and Sailors, and is named for Samuel Booker Roberts Jr. a Navy Coxswain who heroically used his Higgins Boat to shield Marines as they landed at Guadalcanal during World War II. Roberts is the third ship to carry the name. NEX Honors SpousesFrom StaffThe Mayport Navy Exchange is host ing a Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. at the off-base location. There will be door prizes, demos and tastings. Several base commands will be on hand to answer ques tions and offer support to all military members and their family. From 1100 1400 you will receive 5 percent (with exclusions) off your total purchase and get a chance to win a $100 gift card. Also partici pating in the event is: Base Housing USO Navy Marine Corp Relief Commissary and Deli-Bakery and add Navy Federal Credit Union to the list. Base Clinic NCIS Red Cross Fleet and Family Services GNC THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 9

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Never Quit 2013Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville needs volunteers to assist with the Warrior Challenge and a red carpet awards ceremony during the 2013 Never Quit Beach event on May 19 from 5:45 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call or email MC1 Brianna K. Dandridge at 904-396-5909 ext 1150. For more information about Navy Quit, go to http://neverquitnever.com/ Volunteer Liaison Latricia Anter, Justina Road Elementary School. The Navy had a huge impact on the lives of these chil dren. In the end, its a play ground that looks com pletely different. I would have liked to be there this morning when the kids returned to school and saw what was done both with their own hands and with the hands of the community, said Doran. I think thats whats going to be the most important aspect of all this, not the shots that were fired.From Page 1SERMC Volunteering?Is your command, department or POA participating in a local community relations project? Get your command and the organization highlighted in The Mirror! Call 270-7817 ext. 1012 or email mayportmirror@comcast.netHSL-48 Aids Turkish ShipFrom HSL-48Off the island of Masirah, Oman, the Liberian-flagged cargo bulk carrier Atlantic Confidence reported a fire in the engine room and requested assistance. Nearby, USS Nicholas (FFG 47), with embarked NS Mayport-based HSL48 Detachment Four, was engaged in the fight against piracy in the region. Upon receiving the distress call, Cmdr. Cory Blaser, command ing officer of Nicholas, promptly set a course for the endangered ves sel, proceeded there at maximum speed to assist. Blaser also ordered the launch of VENOM 511, an embarked SH-60B assigned to Detachment Four. Some minutes later, the Captain of Atlantic Confidence ordered his crew of 21 Turkish sea men to abandon ship, assessing that the fire was now out of control and the ship was flooding and in danger of sinking. After an 80-mile flight to the scene, the helicop ter crew, composed of Detachment Four Officerin-Charge Lt. Cmdr. Jay Russo, Lt. Benjamin Harris, Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Mitchell Masters, and Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Raymond Skiba, took command of the rescue operation and began assessing the scene. The helicopter crew saw that the merchant vessel was already partially sub merged, but still afloat. After verifying that the survivors appeared to be safely in lifeboats and did not need immediate medical assistance, VENOM 511 and Nicholas coor dinated the transfer of the crew to the oil tanker Pluto transiting in the area. This was quite a test of Det. Fours response to a changing mission on short notice. Our role quickly changed from one of anti-piracy to provid ing assistance to a vessel in distress and all hands really showed their deter mination to help in whatever way they could, said Russo. HSL-48 Detachment Four is on a six-month Standing NATO Forces deployment.Mayport Learns Tools To Combat SuicideNPASE SESailors stationed on board Naval Station Mayport received Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) April 23-24, in an effort to empower Sailors and promote suicide prevention. ASIST offered Sailors a two-day, hands-on work shop in which they par ticipated in several differ ent suicide simulations and scenarios. Sailors got a chance to see both sides of the spectrum as a first aid responder and then the person at risk. The intent behind the ASIST program is to teach the partici pants the skills neces sary for suicide inter vention, said Religious Program Specialist 1st class Michael Hawthorne, Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operations (CREDO) South East. Because you never know when youre going to find yourself in a situation where you can help save someones life. CREDO Chaplain Lt. Nancy Crews said, The program aims to teach its participants to become suicide first aid responders. This equips the responder with the tools to help some one who may be hav ing suicidal thoughts. Anybody can be called upon to be a first aid responder in a suicide attempt, Hawthorne continued. No two sui cides are alike, so were giving them the skills to potentially handle any situation that could arise. The responder has to be patient and prepared for anything. According to the ASIST website, www. livingworks.net, 30,000 Americans kill themselves each year. Research stud ies in the United States show that four to five percent of the population has attempted sui cide in their lifetime. Once you go through the ASIST training, youve worked with the suicide prevention model; youve been through the simu lations and different sce narios; youll be more likely to see when a per son at risk is giving an invitation to intervene, said Crews. There are those that try to hide. But when you have the knowledge and the skills to actually see the flags that they may be unconsciously giving up, youll be able to ask the right questions to engage them and start to explore the situation. After following the steps in the ASIST plan, you may very well be the first person that the per son at risk opens up to and that makes them feel comfortable enough to say, Ok I can actually talk to someone about this. Then you can get them to a safe place, added Crews. Splicing The Line-Photo courtesy of USS Robert G. BradleySeaman Ricker and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Anthony Woo splice together a new mooring line aboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49). Robert G. Bradley is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibilityFFSC Workshop Schedule SetFrom FFSC The 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. May 2, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parentingThis group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. May 6-10, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 6, 1 3 p.m., Relationship Communication Building 1 Room 1616 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. May 8, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center May 8, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 8, 11 a.m. noon, Paying for College Building 1 Room 719 May 9, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 13-17, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 13, 6 7:00 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO May 15, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 16, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 20-24, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 May 20, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop Building 1 Room 702 May 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 22, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Consumer Awareness Building 1 Room 702 May 23, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO May 23, 1 3 p.m., Troops to Teachers Building 1 Room 702 May 28, 6 8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 May 29, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 May 30, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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THE PLAYERS Honors MilitaryFrom THE PLAYERS ChampionshipContinuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honor ing men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship unveiled a full slate of activi ties and programs that will take place during the 2013 event as part of Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initia tive proudly support ed by the PGA TOUR. Highlighting the mili tary appreciation activi ties in the tradition of years past, THE PLAYERS announced, along with Capitol Records Nashville, that country music star Dierks Bentley will give a special performance on Wednesday, May 8, dur ing Military Appreciation Day, as the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-12. On Wednesday, May 8, Bentley will be a part of the Military Appreciation Day ceremony, this year themed, A Salute to the United States Navy. The program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pag eantry by military per sonnel, performance by the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and other dignitaries. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music, combining clas sic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock n roll. Bentleys sixth studio album, Home, released in 2012, debuted at No. 1 and has spawned three consecutive chart-top ping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five pre vious studio albums have sold more than 5 mil lion copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is current ly out on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. In addition to the per formance, THE PLAYERS will provide all active duty, retired, and Reserve military personnel along with their dependents with complimentary admission to the tour nament all week. THE PLAYERS also offers dis counted admission to veterans. Military mem bers who are interested in the complimentary admission should go to PGATOUR.COM/THE PLAYERS and click on the ticket link for instructions about how to gain com plimentary access to the tournament, which is a different process than the past. Non-career military veterans should also log on to PGATOUR.COM/ THE PLAYERS and find instructions about how to obtain discounted tickets to the tournament. Also as part of Birdies for the Brave, THE PLAYERS will once again host an Operation Shower group baby shower for 30 military moms-tobe whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. military on Saturday, May 4, from 24 p.m. in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost located on the 18th fairway of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. This private event will feature lunch, an opportunity for the moms to share stories and gain comfort from other mili tary moms who are experiencing pregnancy dur ing deployment, and the highlight of the event, the distribution of Operation Showers signature Showers In A Box -gifts of high-quality products for the babies and moms that have been donated by sponsors and supporters. Holly Finchem, wife of PGA TOUR Commssioner Tim Finchem, and Tabitha Furyk, wife of PGA TOUR player Jim Furyk, will be hosting the event, with Navy Admiral Jack Scorby, Commander of Navy Region Southeast, and his wife, Chris, among the special guests who will be attending. On Sunday, May 5, THE PLAYERS will host the second annual Military Veterans Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in The Turn hospital ity structure located to players left on the hill next to the 18th green of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Conducted in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, the event is open to active duty, retired and Reserve military members, military spouses and veterans, with 50 local companies expected to participate -doubling the number who participated in 2012. Companies with hiring opportunities who are interested in participating in the job fair may contact Bill Hickey at (904) 363-4651 or bill.hickey@ incepture.com. On Wednesday, Military Appreciation Day, THE PLAYERS will kick off the opening of the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost military hospitality chalet with an opening ceremony at 11:00 am that will include the presenta tion of an honorary TPC membership to a wounded warrior. The Patriots Outpost will provide military guests with compli mentary food and bever ages and a relaxing place to view all of the tourna ment action from 11:30 a.m. to the end of play each day from Wednesday through Sunday. On-site parking is free (for all fans) MondayWednesday, but parking passes must be purchased in advance for Thursday through Sunday. Fans can take advantage of the Four For Free park ing incentive this year, in which any car with four or more passen gers is admitted free of charge. Fans must have a voucher to park for the Four for Free program. Visit PGATOUR.COM/ THEPLAYERS for more information about down loading a free parking voucher. More information about THE PLAYERS is available at PGATOUR.COM/the players. Hauling The Load-Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeBoatswains Mate 2nd Class Alan Linton, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), clears palettes of supplies from the ships flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 11

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Intramural Sports May 6-9: Pre Season Soccer Tournament. Sign up by Apr. 30. 270-5451. May 14: Spring Forward 3K Walk/5K Run. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. May 13: Intramural 7v7 Soccer Begins. Season ends July 12. 270-5451. May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Aquatics May 1-7: American Red Cross Certified WSI Certification Course Participants must attend all 30 hours of training to be certified. Cost is $200 for Military/Dependents/ DOD and $250 for Civilians. Sign up at the Base Gym or the Pool. For more information, please call (904) 270-5452 or (904) 270-5101 May 11: Pool Open for Recreation Swim Open on Weekends. Saturdays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sundays and holidays 1-6 p.m. Full hours begin Friday, Jun. 7. Active Duty and chil dren ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 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 hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 May 12: Mothers Day Family Bowling Special. Moms bowl half-price all day, including family fun bowl. At least one child must accompany mom; bowling must be completed by 7 pm. 2705377 May 27: Beat the Heat Memorial Day Special: Just $12 for 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, lb hamburger or hot dog with fries, a soda and an ice cream sundae for dessert! Kids 4-5 years old $7; Kids 3 and under FREE. Holiday hours 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 270-5377 Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing Learn basic kicks, punches and balance moves in this calorie burning, sweat producing knock out of a workout. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Mayport Sandbox The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Both open Sandbox hours and instructor led classes are provided by Olympic Lift and Crossfit certified Mayport Fitness Team members. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., NOFFS 9:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 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/FitnessThe 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. 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: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 6 p.m. 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 On The MessdeckMayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger with fries and 20 oz soda, $6 Friday 2 chili dogs, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $5 2-pieces fish, fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Fish sandwich (2 pieces), fries, and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich with let tuce, tomato, onion, pickles, fries and 20 oz. soda, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger with jalapenos, grilled onions, fries and 20 oz soda, $5.75 Focsle Lounge 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 With Ice Tea or Water, $8 The Whiskey DeltaBy Lt.j.g. Patricia KreuzbergerRed Cross Assistance To VeteransFrom American Red CrossThe J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Veterans Emergency and Transition Services (VETS) Fund goal is to provide emergency financial assistance and resources to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom that will help to support their transition into civilian life and stabilization into the community. This financial assistance is to be provided directly to the veterans of these wars. The geographic service area is: Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. Types of emergency needs we help withbut not strictly limited too: needs/vehicle payment or repair, insurance needing to find work or learn a life skill For more information, please contact a Red Cross Military Services caseworker at 246-1395. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Auto Skills Center May Special: Transmission flush, cool ant flush and fuel injec tion cleaning, $180 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and computers are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty military (must show valid ID). 2707204 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 May 12: Mothers Day Bingo12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. 5x $1000 Jackpots, 1x $500 Quinella, free food, extra drawings and more. 2707204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every MondayFriday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly spe cials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your gen eral trivia knowledge! The winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 May 1: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities for great prizes. Free to enter. 270-7205 May 3-5: Cinco De Mayo Weekend All Weekend at Castaways Lounge. Break out the sombreros; well be cel ebrating all weekend long with drink specials and more! Take a shot at our piata on Friday Night. 270-7205 May 10: Castaways Comedy Night. Featuring Comedian Cash Levy. 6 pm at Castaways. 2707205 May 15: Game Night. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 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 two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 May 12: Focsle Lounge All-Hands Mothers Day Brunch Seatings at 10 am and 1 pm at Focsle; Reservations required Bring your favorite lady out for a lovely all you can eat brunch featuring omelet bar, champagne fountain, carving station and more. The first 100 moms will receive a free rose. To reserve your spot, please call (904) 270-5431 or (904) 270-5313 ITT Universal Military Salute: All active duty military, retirees, reserves or national guard can receive one complimen tary Park-to-Park pass for Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure (while supplies 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. 270-5145MWR Celebrates MotherhoodFrom MWRMothers Day is fast approaching and MWR has many great activities and events for the moms of Mayport. This Mothers Day, May 12, why not stop by one of MWRs facilities and show mom you care. Focsle Lounge CPO Club is hosting its first Mothers Day Brunch. This All-Hands event is Reservation only with seating times at 10 a.m. and noon. Guest will enjoy an all-you-can eat brunch menu complete with eggs benedict, and omelet bar, top round carving station with au jus and a champagne foun tain. The first 100 mothers to attend will each receive a free rose. Cost is $29.95 per couple, chil dren 3-10 are $8.95 each. Reservations can be made by calling either (904) 270-5431 or (904) 2705313. Please specify if you would prefer indoor or outdoor seating (weather permitting). Mayport Bowling Center has a special deal for moms all day, from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Mothers bowl half-priced all day, including Family Fun night from 4-7 p.m. Plus, there will be col ored headpin bowling: Get a strike and win a free game. For more informa tion, please call (904) 2705377. Beachside Bingo is also celebrating Mothers Day with some great specials. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., you can get computers for just $99 for a 5 pack and all paper packs are $30. There will be five $1,000 Jackpots, a $500 Quinella, extra drawings and more. For more information on Beachside Bingo, please call (904) 270-7204. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 13

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