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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photo byET3 Michelle MalteseChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert presents a coin to Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Tranbarger during an All Hands Call and reenlistment ceremo ny at Naval Station Mayport on May 3. Greenert and MCPON Mike Stevens spoke to hundreds of Sailors about the future of the Navy and todays Sailors during the All Hands held inside the HSL-48 hangar.NPASE MayportChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens made a stop at Naval Station Mayport on May 3 to conduct an All Hands Call and talk to Sailors about future of the Navy and how todays Sailors will be a part of it. There arent many things that the CNO and I enjoy more than coming out to the fleet and having a conversation with our Sailors and their families. The ones that are doing the heavy lifting for our Navy, said Stevens. Its great to be back in Mayport Florida, I feel like this is a second home for me. Greenert said that the Navy is in the process of overhauling the Perform to Serve (PTS) program. He also said that every thing Sailors need to manage their careers will be available through Career Navigator, a new program set to begin rolling out to the fleet in June. Career Navigator is designed to help enlisted Sailors man age their careers by giving them a more active role. The new program will bring all enlisted career management process es under one single program (Career Navigator) to encom pass career events such as reen listing, rating changes, orders, and transitions between active and reserve components. Speaking on behalf of himself and Greenert, Stevens also told the Sailors that there will not be another Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) during the cur rent CNOs tenure. ERB was a tool used by the Navy to reduce active duty personnel in over manned rates. Some of those Sailors were allowed to convert to an undermanned rate rather than leaving the Navy. Our Sailors are resilient and have the ability to pick things up really fast, added Greenert. A Sailor who is a second or first class petty officer who has the aptitude, the physical, mental and moral qualifications to go into another rating; if that rating is under manned, the chances are that they will be converted to that rating. Their leadership skills should carry over and they should be able to pick up the new rating very quickly. The Navy is rebalancing to the Asian Pacific. The num ber of ships that we are plac ing there is going up. It will be our focus for the next decade, said Greenert. However, we cant leave the middle east until its stable, so we will remain focused on that region as well. Before the all hands call 20 Sailors experienced a once-ina-lifetime opportunity when Greenert served as presiding officer at their reenlistment cer emony. Greenert also promoted Lt. Lance M. Denham to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. It means a great deal to me personally and professionally. Both as a Naval Officer and as a fellow Submariner, to have Admiral Greenert perform the Oath of Office is a fantas tic opportunity both for me and my family, said Lt. Cmdr. Lance Denham, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. It is almost unfath omable to express in words the Mayport Aquatics Prepares For 2013 SeasonMWRMayport Aquatics is getting set to open the pool and beach for the 2013 Summer Season. Weekend-only recre ation hours will begin at the pool on May 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Adult Only Lap Swim will still be available MondayThursday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during this time. Full summer recreation swim hours will start June 7 from 1-6 p.m., TuesdayFriday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays. Adult Only Lap Swim dur ing this time will be 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Pool fees are $2 for ages 16 and older, $1.50 for ages 3-15, and 2 and under free. Active duty military are always free to use the pool. Season passes are also available at the ITT office at $60 for an indi vidual and $120 for a family pass. Swim lessons at the pool start June 10. There will be five 2-week ses sions throughout the summer. Each lesson is 45 minutes; except for parent and child lessons, which are 30 minutes. Registration for Session one is May 31 and June 1 from 8-10 a.m. All future session registration will be held from 8-10 a.m. on the Friday and Saturday immediately prior to the session start date. All registration is at the base pool and payment is by cash or check only. All lessons are $45 per attendee or $40 if your child is attending the Youth Center Summer Camp program. Private Sessions are also available every day at $27 per hour. Lessons are available for all ages, including par ent and child classes for 6 months and up. The pool is also now available for private par ties and function through Oct. 21. Parties can be held between 6:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. All parties are $65 per hour for up to 50 people, with an addi tional charge of $25 per hour for increments over 25 people. A Gamemaster, games and prizes can be provided for $30 per hour. Party reservations must be made in person at the base pool during normal business hours. Full pay ment in cash or check only is required at the time of reservation. For anyone interested in catching some waves, the Mayport Beach will have lifeguards on watch CNO/MCPON Focus On Sailors Careers-Photo by MWRSwimmers cool off at the Mayport Pool. The new 2013 Summer Season is set to begin May 11 with open recreation hours on the weekend.-Photo by Katie CallawayMCPON Mike Stevens speaks to Sailors during an All Hands at NS Mayport.See All Hands, Page 7 See Pool, Page 13

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 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 Hey Hon, so whaddya want for Mothers Day anyway? my hus band inquired a couple days ago, much too late to actually plan anything decent. My mind flashed to Mothers Days past. I winced at vivid images of kitchens destroyed by my childrens best intentions. My lips puckered at the distant taste of cold burnt breakfasts in bed. Allowing my mind to reminisce a moment lon ger, I nearly gagged at the thought of pond scum. Well, not exactly pond scum, but that scummy film that forms in the bot tom of a flower vase con taining week-old cut flow ers. My uvula twitched at the thought of slimy stems breaking the algaelike skin on the surface of old vase water to reveal murky dregs and the pun gent odor of rotting veg etation. I never really liked cut flowers because of the pond scum, but my hus band orders them almost every year. He makes a call to the florist and, voila! his job is done. One year, I delicately sug gested he consider pot ted flowers for Mothers Day. That year, I received a lovely hydrangea that bloomed in my garden for years. I thought my days of dealing with green slime were over. The next year it seemed like a heck of a lot of work driving over to the garden center for another potted plant when my husband could simply call the flo rist from the comfort of his Barcalounger. Back to the pond scum. I shuddered, and tried to focus on an answer to my husbands question. Hmm, I thought, is there something that my fam ily would enjoy that would not require me to clean the kitchen and wash out dirty vases? I recalled Mothers Day 2007. My Navy husband was in the 5th month of a yearlong deployment to Djibouti, Africa. I met some other geographi cally single military moms at an indoor play center to let the kids run off some steam while we chatted. A couple hours later, the kids, sweaty and sufficiently coated in invisible ball-pit bacteria, told us they were starving to death. The mothers begrudg ingly trudged toward the exit. Ugh, one mom groaned, I really dont want to cook. Me neither, anoth er chimed in, her lips stretched downward in an Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesThis article is a repeat of what I have previous ly written in The Mirror about gift ideas for gradu ates. After the first year the article was published, I got an email from a grandparent urging me to print it earlier since once the gift is purchased, it may have to be mailed to another locale. So with Duval graduations begin ning May 22, St. Johns May 28, and Clay May 17, I hope it is in time to help those who need to get a gift in the mail or to just decide what to buy for a local graduate. Judy Need gift ideas for a graduating senior? Here are some ideas to help you select the best grad uation gift for a son or daughter, a nephew or niece, or a family favorite. A new computer. This is a great gift for a collegegoing graduate. The iPad offers great convenience, allowing the student to take it to lectures to type notes, to group meet ings around campus, or to work on papers or projects if he has a little downtime between class es. But trust me, if the iPad is out of your budget, the graduate will not turn down a notebook com puter. Smartphone. These phones vary quite a bit in size, weight, and features. But students are rarely seen without one. They are now pretty standard for keeping up with life. The multitude of apps now available allow stu dents to take notes, keep a calendar, check the weather, and take fabulous photos. Camera. Cameras are used now for so much more than remembering all the good times at col lege or starting a new job or joining the military. Learning to use a camera on a new job or in college adds skills which can lead to a promotion or addi tional skills on a resume. See Smartphone above. Money. The most pop ular high school gradua tion gift is money. As long as you dont care how it gets spent, feel free to write a check or purchase a money card and include it in a graduation card. It may not seem very heart felt to you, but it is usually the most appreciated gift of graduates whether they are going away to college, staying home for college or work, or joining the military. Gift cards. If you know that your graduate will be going to a trade school for a certain profession, check into what they may need to bring with them. You can gift them by help ing them purchase it. When someone is study ing to be a welder or automechanic, for instance, the trade or tech school they attend will require they purchase certain tools of the trade, some times through the school. Ask your teen grad if this is the case and contact the school for a gift card. Housing decorations. Leaving home to move into a dorm room or an apartment can be costly. Small appliances like a mini refrig, toaster oven, or George Foreman grill; a bookcase; a bulletin board; or even a comfy chair may be just the tick et for that new place. You could even add sheets, a comforter, or rug. But check first with the gradu ate who may have his/her own decorating ideas. Gift basket. Since most graduates are on a tight budget whether leaving home to set up an apart ment or a dorm room, put together a basket of small items that can help get through that first costly month -laundry deter gent, dryer sheets, 409, Lysol wipes, shampoo/ conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, disposable razors, lotion, etc. Tool box with basic tools. Believe it or not, I got one of these when I left home the first time for college and again when renting my first apartment. I hated it the first time my dad gave it to me, but it was so valuable, everyone in the dorm borrowed it. That is why three years later he had to create a replacement one. If you think of anything else that would be benefi cial for a graduate to have, dont be afraid to buy it. The graduate will appreciate anything that you give him.Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingGift Ideas For The High School GraduateA few years ago I was flying a kite with my chil dren. It was fun to see their excitement as the kite slowly rose higher and higher. We are going to make it higher than the clouds, my son proclaimed. To their great disap pointment, however, we came to the end of the string well before the kite reached a satisfactory alti tude. Obsessed with getting the kite higher, my son said, Daddy, we could cut the string and then it could fly all the way up to the sun. I tried to explain that the kite would just fall down if I cut the string, but it was difficult for his 4-year-old mind to understand the underly ing paradox that the very thing that is holding the kite down is what allows it to fly. Many similar para doxes that seem to con tradict logic exist in life and are confusing even to adults. Over the years I have worked with count less unhappy individuals who feel like their life is missing something. They long for freedom and excitement, but they feel like life is dragging them down. Their natural instinct is to look at the restrictions in their life that seem to hold them back as the source of their unhappiness. First, they resent the restrictions and may eventually try to escape them. Their marriage may be really starting to feel like the old ball and chain. So eventually they choose either to leave, or at least to operate out side their vows of fidel ity. Work may be a real drag, so they think that changing their career will bring them the freedom they seek. Their budget seems too restrictive and doesnt allow them to buy the things they need for their happiness, so they buy them anyway on credit. But the problem is that in most cases that is exactly the wrong way to find freedom and hap piness. The truth is that there are some freedoms which will end up making you a slave. I have coun seled people who have taken every freedom their impulses desired, includ ing unlimited sex, alcohol and drugs, money, adven ture and disregard for rules and traditions, but who were totally lost and unhappy. On the other hand, some of the happi est people I know often follow a lifestyle focused on self control and adher ence to a higher standard of conduct. This is one of the most important les sons we can learn in life. The great paradox in life is that freedom comes from imposing a degree of self restraint, and that happiness comes from accepting a degree of dis comfort. Many of the very laws, rules, command ments, traditions, expec tations, contracts and covenants that we may resent provide the very anchor that keeps us from being blown around in life like tumbleweeds. In the chorus of the second verse of the patriotic hymn America the Beautiful, we sing, America, America God mend thine every flaw! Confirm thy soul in selfcontrol, Thy liberty in Law. Many of you have been to other countries that had a weak or corrupt government and have seen the chaos that reigns and the lack of freedom that results. The strength of the laws of this country are what makes it a bea con of liberty and democ racy. Just as the laws of this country are essential to preserve its liberty and freedom for the nation, so also are personal values and standards of conduct essential to our own free dom and happiness.Chap Justin Top Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSexaggerated frown. After months of par enting alone, I seriously contemplated eating my daughters filthy sweatdampened socks to avoid cooking another meal. Hey, you guys wanna go out to lunch some where?! We huddled in the parking lot to plan a lunch outing, but our excite ment soon turned to dis appointment when we realized that, without a reservation, wed be lucky to get Slurpies and Slim Jims at 7-11 on Mothers Day. We said our good-byes again, and slogged to our respective minivans. Just then, a 150-watt bulb blinked on in my deployment weary brain with possibly the best idea Id had in my entire life. I know where we can go! I blurted. The other moms and their hungry offspring looked to me with hope in their hungry eyes across the quivering asphalt, and I bellowed with outstretched arms like their pseudo savior, HOOTERS! Much as I had pre dicted, we had the whole place to ourselves, and lazily munched on wings and fries late into the afternoon. The waitresses seemed more than happy to cater to feminine cli entele who dont giggle nervously and ogle at their ill-fitting shirts, so the service was excellent. While I did have to wipe drool from my 11-year-old sons chin a time or two, all in all, it was a perfect Mothers Day. Hon, did you hear me? my husband inquired impatiently. Oh, yea, I said, snap ping back to reality. For a fleeting moment, I considered suggesting a replay of that wonderful day in 2007, but I thought better of it when I real ized that Mothers day at Hooters only works when fathers arent around. The taste of chilled scorched eggs and the smell of slimy vase water suddenly seemed appeal ing when compared with seeing ones hus band stare bug-eyed at a woman half his age while sucking down chicken wings and beer, so I said, Breakfast in bed and a vase of flowers would be just wonderful. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comGreat Paradox: Freedom Comes With RulesMothers Day Can Be A Real Hooter Day

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 -Photo by MC2 Ryan D. McLearnonThe guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) transits the North Arabian Sea. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security oper ations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. USS Hu City, HSL-48 On Patrol -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosFire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Rini, assigned to USS Hu City, moves boxes of supplies during a vertical replenishment. -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) execute a refueling-at-sea alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Hu 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. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSeaman Joshua Kenyon, right, trains Seaman Michelle Dotson on how to signal to other ships during a replenish ment-at-sea aboard USS Hu City.-Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosMachinists Mate 3rd Class Nathaniel Loesch, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), reports on station before a replenishment-at-sea alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 5 USS Hu City Arrives in Manama, Bahrain USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) arrived in Manama, Bahrain, April 23. Hu City had been underway for 43 consecu tive days prior to pulling into Bahrain. We are at the point in deployment where things have become mundane, said Hu Citys Command Master Chief Raymond Charest. This will be a great opportunity for us to get some down time. Sailors need time to unwind and get their bearings back. Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) also pulled into port with Hu City, and both ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs worked togeth er to provide liberty activ ities for their crews. They set up a soccer tourna ment as well as rugby and golf games and Sailors will have time to partici pate in a community ser vice project with Bahrain Mobility International (BMI). The commu nity service project will include general cleanup around Manama and an opportunity for wheel chair basketball. It is a nice change from the groundhog days the Sailors endured while underway for so long, and I find that everyone who participates really wants to feel as though they may have made a difference, said Hu Citys Chaplain Lt. Karen Rector. I think that is also a big boost of the spirits for the partici pants. In port, Sailors will also have the opportuni ty to visit Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, where they will be able to shop at the Navy Exchange and use the Internet to connect with family. I am looking forward to being able to sit down and call my wife and fam ily and talk for a while, not to mention have a chance to restock on items I am running low on, said Fire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Rini. It will just be nice to have an opportunity to get out and stretch my legs and hopefully try some food I have never tasted before. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCmdr. William Davis, executive officer of USS Hu City (CG 66), observes as one of the ships 5-inch guns fires during a practice fire. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) heave a phone and distance line while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosGas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Jorge Siguenza, right, trains Engineman Fireman Apprentice Octavias Wescott on how to fight a fire aboard USS Hu City (CG 66). -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeLogistics Specialist 3rd Class Jason Braswell, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), practices fire hose handling on the ships fantail. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeMaj. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, speaks with Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding officer of USS Hu City (CG 66), and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Michael S. Blankenship about Hu Citys radar capabilities during a tour of the ship. -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct fire hose handling training on the ships fantail.

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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/ excitement and pride that my loved ones and I have for this opportunity. Im excited and quite honored for CNO to take time out of his busy schedule to reenlist us. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it, said Ships Serviceman 1st class Maria Torresguevarra. It feels great to know that the higher ups are actively engaging sailors through out the fleet. I dont make us the greatest Navy in the world, you do. You and your shipmates and everyone who is out there forward deployed do. Our job is merely to organize, train, and equip you to carry out the mission, said Greenert. From Page 1All HandsCareer Navigator Places Sailors At HelmNavy Office of InformationEditors note: Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk recently held All Hands Calls in the San Diego area where he spoke to Sailors about Career Navigator, a program designed to help enlisted Sailors have a more active role in managing their careers. We asked him about the new program; below are his answers to our questions. What do Sailors need to know about Career Navigator? In todays Navy, careers for Sailors are more dynamic than in times past and we to need to help our people adapt to these changes. A Sailors career now may include converting to a different rating as well as transi tioning from active duty to the Navy Reserve or Navy Reserve to active duty. We are building Career Navigator to give Sailors an active role in manag ing their careers and mak ing informed choices by showing all the options available for them. The plan is to expand Sailors access so they can moni tor their own informa tion, career opportunities and applications. Career Navigator will pull all enlisted career manage ment processes under one overarching program encompassing all career events such as reenlist ing, changing ratings, choosing orders and tran sitioning between Active Component and Reserve Component, or vice versa. Why are you changing the reenlistment system? We wanted to provide Sailors a more active role in managing their careers and more tools to make informed choices for themselves and their families future. Career Navigator will change how we think, discuss and apply enlisted career management process es in the Navy. Career Navigator will make the experience more interac tive for Sailors placing their career at their finger tips. In addition, beginning in June, Sailors will have vital information earlier to make their career and life decisions. We will let Sailors know at least 10 months from the end of their contract whether they will be able to reen list in their current rate, and will have additional time to apply to convert into another rating where opportunity exists. When will this hap pen? Career Navigator will be rolled out in phases beginning this summer. As you know, today, only your career counselor can view your information. By the end of the year, you will have online access to this information and be able to research your career opportunities and view your applications. On June 1, several enhancements will be made for reenlistment, Professional Apprentice Career Track designation and to increase opportu nities for Reserve Sailors. The reenlistment appli cation process will align with orders negotiation so that Sailors will find out sooner if theyve been approved to reenlist and have more time to nego tiate orders with their detailer. PACT Sailors will be able to strike to a rating faster because we have reduced the time required before they can strike, and because their career counselors will be asked to submit an appli cation for them as soon as they are eligible. Reserve Sailors will be able to submit online requests to convert between rat ings and participate in the Reserve Component to Active Component aug mentation program. What else is new? We are updating the existing processes under Fleet RIDE adding more capability and functionality and transitioning them into Career Waypoints that will incorporate the following processes: ing during initial skills training if needed to a rating ent rating Active and Reserve Components This change will pro vide Sailors more visibil ity and will enable them to make decisions about where to go next in their career. Youll learn more about this in the coming months. Will Career Navigator take the place of career counselors? No, nothing can take the place of the one-toone guidance of career counselors and they remain the source for Sailor development. Career Navigator provides you with information so you can make informed decisions when you are working with your career counselor or detailer. Bottom line, all Navy leaders must continue to take an active interest and role in helping our Sailors understand the opportu nities Navy service pro vides them and how to reach their personal goals. Career Navigator supple ments everything Sailors have now and provides them more access and options at their fingertips.FFSC Workshop Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 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 USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutri tion, toilet training, etc. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to interact with other children. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 7

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Mayport Plans For Stark RemembranceFrom StaffNS Mayport will host amemorial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The cer emony 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 inflict ed, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decom missioned 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 fol lowing the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to provide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedica tion of the Stark monu ment. Huchting retired from the United States Navy in January of 1999 after 36 years of service. From 1999 until early 2006, he was employed with Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as Vice-President of Navy Programs, con sulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subse quently, he participated in various panels support ing the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. He remains a Defense con sultant. 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 develop ment of both the Navy Area and Theater Wide Ballistic Missile Defense systems and the engineer ing to resolve the fleet interoperability issues were critical new items on his list of responsibilities. Huchting com manded 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.Midway Dinner Tickets On SaleFrom Navy LeagueTickets are on sale for the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner on June 1 at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $65. Purchase Tickets from: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anu day00@aol.com Mayport Honors SBR Legacy -Photos by MC2 Marcus StanleyAbove, Retired Sailors, Senior Chief Operation Specialist Gregory B. Tanner and Radioman 1st Class John Ortiz accept plaques during a ceremony in honor of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) at the chapel aboard Naval Station Mayport. Both Tanner and Ortiz served on the guided-missile frigate during Iranian attack attack on the ship April 14, 1988. Left, the Naval Station Mayport color guard parades the colors during a ceremony at the base chapel in honor of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 9

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Gomez Named CGC Valiants Sailor Of YearFrom Coast Guard Cutter ValiantThe command of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant and the Navy League St. Augustine Council honored a Miami, Fla., native for selection as the Valiants 2012 Sailor of the Year during a ceremo ny in St. Augustine April 8, 2013. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Gomez, Jr, a boat swains mate stationed aboard the Valiant, home ported at Naval Station Mayport, was honored as the units Sailor of the Year and was presented with an award by the St. Augustine Navy League. The Navy League, which hosted the cer emony at St. Johns County Library, pre sented Gomez with a plaque, a recognition let ter from Congressman Ander Crenshaw, and a $100 cash award. He was also given a weekend in St. Augustine, including a hotel room provided by Jalaram Hotels and passes to city attractions provid ed by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. During 2012, Gomez demonstrated extraordi nary operational profi ciency at sea. During the cutters FebruaryApril 2012 Windward Pass Patrol, he was involved in several key decisions dur ing the interdiction of 93 Haitian migrants off the coast of Great Inagua, Bahamas. He immedi ately recommended to the commanding offi cer a course of action to safely and effectively transfer the migrants to the Valiant without inci dent. During Valiants May-June 2012 Joint InterAgency Task Force South Patrol, Gomez displayed exceptional leadership during a late-night highspeed go-fast interdiction resulting in the detention of five suspected narcot ics traffickers, and the recovery of 43 bales of cocaine, valued at $32.5 million. Gomezs calm demeanor and Spanish language skills de-esca lated an intense weapons drawn situation and pre served relationships with a counter drug partner nation. He also qualified this past year as an offi cer of the deck, a watch position normally held by more senior petty officers or junior officers on board a Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. During an unusually challenging period for the cutter crew from May to September 2012, which included rotation of senior deck department personnel; a change of command; and a cutter homeport shift from Base Miami Beach to Naval Station Mayport, Gomez demonstrated stalwart and unflappable leadership as he directed, trained, and supported junior personnel through major shipboard evolu tions. Gomez played an inte gral part in an inspection that resulted in the Valiant becoming the first and only cutter to earn the coveted Sumner I Kimball Award for Small Boat Readiness. Valiants Sailor of the Year program recog nizes exemplary crew members from the active enlisted work force, E-2 through E-6. These indi viduals are selected by a panel of senior enlisted members who evalu ate each nominee based on performance, work ethic, military bearing, and standards of con duct. Members selected for this honor should be role models all Coast Guard personnel strive to emulate, reflecting a spirit of pride, profession alism, and dedication, and embodying the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect, and devo tion to duty. -Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Gomez (center) was selected as the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 and honored by Valiants Executive Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Sommella (left), Valiants Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Stephen Burdian (right), and Ron Powell (2nd from left) and Mike Zollar (2nd from right) of the St. Augustine Navy League Council, during a ceremony at the St. Johns County Public Library in St. Augustine, Fla., April 9. On behalf of the Navy League, Zollar presented Gomez with a plaque, congratulato ry letters from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw and a binder with donations from area businesses, restaurants and attractions. Beaches Vets Hold Memorial Day EventBVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program on May 27, honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died supporting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Life Saving Lessons For MWD Sgt. Nicholas Puga, noncommissioned officer in charge Naval Air Station Jacksonville Veterinary Clinic and Chief Masterat-Arms James Watkins, Naval Station (NS) Mayport Kennel Master, show how to properly hook an IV to a military working dog (MWD) when down range during monthly MWD medical training held at the Veterinarian Clinic on NS Mayport. Training between MWD handlers and the veterinarian clinic is essential in ensuring the dogs remain healthy and mission ready for deployments. -Photos by MC3 Damian BergCapt. Alicia Moreal, officer in charge of Naval Station(NS) Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville Veterinary Clinics, shows military working dog (MWD) handlers how to properly set up an IV during monthly MWD medical training held at the Veterinarian Clinic on NS Mayport. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 11

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Intramural Sports May 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. 2705451. May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Aquatics 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 hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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 complet ed by 7 pm. 270-5377 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 des sert! 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. 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/Fitness Staying Connected-Photo courtesy of MWRBrea Lovett, 15, Kaitlynn Bruce, 14, RJ Brooks, 16, and Jasmine Green, 15, make a banner for Operation Mega Phone on Friday, May 26 at the Teen Center. Operation Mega Phone is a Military World Wide Teen Lock-in. Teens had different activities they did throughout the night. The theme here at Mayport was Operation Mega Phone Boot Camp. All the teen attendees had a super fun time skyping with other teens at military bases around the world. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 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). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and com puters are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty mili tary (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 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 Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! The winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 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 twopiece 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 sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID.MWR 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 moth ers 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 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 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 dead line 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 Messdeckfrom 10 a.m. 6 p.m. on weekends from May 11-June 2 and on FridaySunday from June 7-Sept. 2. Surfing, swimming and fishing areas are marked and enforced by life guards. There are also beach umbrellas and chairs available for checkout at no charge at the Beach Hut, located at the beach walkover between Beachside Community Center and the Sea Otter Pavilion. Boogie Boards and surf boards are also available for daily rentals. For more informa tion on the 2013 Mayport Aquatics Program, please call the Pool at (904) 270-5425 or the Aquatics Office at (904) 270-5101 or email mayportaquatics@ hotmail.com.From Page 1PoolBogeys Specials Thursday, May 9 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $ 7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.95 Mahi Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 Soup: Shrimp Tomato Basil Friday, May 10 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, May 13 BLT Chicken Tender Sandwich, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiche, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Tuesday, May 14 Western Burger, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chili Wednesday, May 15 8 Oz NY Strip Steak Blackened, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.95 Soup: Chicken and Rice Mayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger with fries and 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 MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photo byET3 Michelle MalteseChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert presents a coin to Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Tranbarger during an All Hands Call and reenlistment ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on May 3. Greenert and MCPON Mike Stevens spoke to hundreds of Sailors about the future of the Navy and todays Sailors during the All Hands held inside the HSL-48 hangar.NPASE MayportChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens made a stop at Naval Station Mayport on May 3 to conduct an All Hands Call and talk to Sailors about future of the Navy and how todays Sailors will be a part of it. There arent many things that the CNO and I enjoy more than coming out to the fleet and having a conversation with our Sailors and their families. The ones that are doing the heavy lifting for our Navy, said Stevens. Its great to be back in Mayport Florida, I feel like this is a second home for me. Greenert said that the Navy is in the process of overhauling the Perform to Serve (PTS) program. He also said that every thing Sailors need to manage their careers will be available through Career Navigator, a new program set to begin rolling out to the fleet in June. Career Navigator is designed to help enlisted Sailors man age their careers by giving them a more active role. The new program will bring all enlisted career management process es under one single program (Career Navigator) to encom pass career events such as reenlisting, rating changes, orders, and transitions between active and reserve components. Speaking on behalf of himself and Greenert, Stevens also told the Sailors that there will not be another Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) during the cur rent CNOs tenure. ERB was a tool used by the Navy to reduce active duty personnel in over manned rates. Some of those Sailors were allowed to convert to an undermanned rate rather than leaving the Navy. Our Sailors are resilient and have the ability to pick things up really fast, added Greenert. A Sailor who is a second or first class petty officer who has the aptitude, the physical, mental and moral qualifications to go into another rating; if that rating is under manned, the chances are that they will be converted to that rating. Their leadership skills should carry over and they should be able to pick up the new rating very quickly. The Navy is rebalancing to the Asian Pacific. The num ber of ships that we are plac ing there is going up. It will be our focus for the next decade, said Greenert. However, we cant leave the middle east until its stable, so we will remain focused on that region as well. Before the all hands call 20 Sailors experienced a once-ina-lifetime opportunity when Greenert served as presiding officer at their reenlistment ceremony. Greenert also promoted Lt. Lance M. Denham to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. It means a great deal to me personally and professionally. Both as a Naval Officer and as a fellow Submariner, to have Admiral Greenert perform the Oath of Office is a fantas tic opportunity both for me and my family, said Lt. Cmdr. Lance Denham, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. It is almost unfathomable to express in words the Mayport Aquatics Prepares For 2013 SeasonMWRMayport Aquatics is getting set to open the pool and beach for the 2013 Summer Season. Weekend-only recre ation hours will begin at the pool on May 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Adult Only Lap Swim will still be available MondayThursday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during this time. Full summer recreation swim hours will start June 7 from 1-6 p.m., TuesdayFriday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays. Adult Only Lap Swim dur ing this time will be 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Pool fees are $2 for ages 16 and older, $1.50 for ages 3-15, and 2 and under free. Active duty military are always free to use the pool. Season passes are also available at the ITT office at $60 for an indi vidual and $120 for a family pass. Swim lessons at the pool start June 10. There will be five 2-week ses sions throughout the summer. Each lesson is 45 minutes; except for parent and child lessons, which are 30 minutes. Registration for Session one is May 31 and June 1 from 8-10 a.m. All future session registration will be held from 8-10 a.m. on the Friday and Saturday immediately prior to the session start date. All registration is at the base pool and payment is by cash or check only. All lessons are $45 per attendee or $40 if your child is attending the Youth Center Summer Camp program. Private Sessions are also available every day at $27 per hour. Lessons are available for all ages, including par ent and child classes for 6 months and up. The pool is also now available for private par ties and function through Oct. 21. Parties can be held between 6:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. All parties are $65 per hour for up to 50 people, with an addi tional charge of $25 per hour for increments over 25 people. A Gamemaster, games and prizes can be provided for $30 per hour. Party reservations must be made in person at the base pool during normal business hours. Full pay ment in cash or check only is required at the time of reservation. For anyone interested in catching some waves, the Mayport Beach will have lifeguards on watch CNO/MCPON Focus On Sailors Careers-Photo by MWRSwimmers cool off at the Mayport Pool. The new 2013 Summer Season is set to begin May 11 with open recreation hours on the weekend.-Photo by Katie CallawayMCPON Mike Stevens speaks to Sailors during an All Hands at NS Mayport.See All Hands, Page 7 See Pool, Page 13

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 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 Hey Hon, so whaddya want for Mothers Day anyway? my hus band inquired a couple days ago, much too late to actually plan anything decent. My mind flashed to Mothers Days past. I winced at vivid images of kitchens destroyed by my childrens best intentions. My lips puckered at the distant taste of cold burnt breakfasts in bed. Allowing my mind to reminisce a moment lon ger, I nearly gagged at the thought of pond scum. Well, not exactly pond scum, but that scummy film that forms in the bottom of a flower vase con taining week-old cut flowers. My uvula twitched at the thought of slimy stems breaking the algaelike skin on the surface of old vase water to reveal murky dregs and the pungent odor of rotting veg etation. I never really liked cut flowers because of the pond scum, but my hus band orders them almost every year. He makes a call to the florist and, voila! his job is done. One year, I delicately suggested he consider pot ted flowers for Mothers Day. That year, I received a lovely hydrangea that bloomed in my garden for years. I thought my days of dealing with green slime were over. The next year it seemed like a heck of a lot of work driving over to the garden center for another potted plant when my husband could simply call the flo rist from the comfort of his Barcalounger. Back to the pond scum. I shuddered, and tried to focus on an answer to my husbands question. Hmm, I thought, is there something that my fam ily would enjoy that would not require me to clean the kitchen and wash out dirty vases? I recalled Mothers Day 2007. My Navy husband was in the 5th month of a yearlong deployment to Djibouti, Africa. I met some other geographi cally single military moms at an indoor play center to let the kids run off some steam while we chatted. A couple hours later, the kids, sweaty and sufficiently coated in invisible ball-pit bacteria, told us they were starving to death. The mothers begrudg ingly trudged toward the exit. Ugh, one mom groaned, I really dont want to cook. Me neither, anoth er chimed in, her lips stretched downward in an Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesThis article is a repeat of what I have previous ly written in The Mirror about gift ideas for graduates. After the first year the article was published, I got an email from a grandparent urging me to print it earlier since once the gift is purchased, it may have to be mailed to another locale. So with Duval graduations begin ning May 22, St. Johns May 28, and Clay May 17, I hope it is in time to help those who need to get a gift in the mail or to just decide what to buy for a local graduate. Judy Need gift ideas for a graduating senior? Here are some ideas to help you select the best grad uation gift for a son or daughter, a nephew or niece, or a family favorite. A new computer. This is a great gift for a collegegoing graduate. The iPad offers great convenience, allowing the student to take it to lectures to type notes, to group meet ings around campus, or to work on papers or projects if he has a little downtime between classes. But trust me, if the iPad is out of your budget, the graduate will not turn down a notebook com puter. Smartphone. These phones vary quite a bit in size, weight, and features. But students are rarely seen without one. They are now pretty standard for keeping up with life. The multitude of apps now available allow stu dents to take notes, keep a calendar, check the weather, and take fabulous photos. Camera. Cameras are used now for so much more than remembering all the good times at col lege or starting a new job or joining the military. Learning to use a camera on a new job or in college adds skills which can lead to a promotion or addi tional skills on a resume. See Smartphone above. Money. The most pop ular high school gradua tion gift is money. As long as you dont care how it gets spent, feel free to write a check or purchase a money card and include it in a graduation card. It may not seem very heart felt to you, but it is usually the most appreciated gift of graduates whether they are going away to college, staying home for college or work, or joining the military. Gift cards. If you know that your graduate will be going to a trade school for a certain profession, check into what they may need to bring with them. You can gift them by helping them purchase it. When someone is study ing to be a welder or automechanic, for instance, the trade or tech school they attend will require they purchase certain tools of the trade, some times through the school. Ask your teen grad if this is the case and contact the school for a gift card. Housing decorations. Leaving home to move into a dorm room or an apartment can be costly. Small appliances like a mini refrig, toaster oven, or George Foreman grill; a bookcase; a bulletin board; or even a comfy chair may be just the ticket for that new place. You could even add sheets, a comforter, or rug. But check first with the graduate who may have his/her own decorating ideas. Gift basket. Since most graduates are on a tight budget whether leaving home to set up an apart ment or a dorm room, put together a basket of small items that can help get through that first costly month -laundry deter gent, dryer sheets, 409, Lysol wipes, shampoo/ conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, disposable razors, lotion, etc. Tool box with basic tools. Believe it or not, I got one of these when I left home the first time for college and again when renting my first apartment. I hated it the first time my dad gave it to me, but it was so valuable, everyone in the dorm borrowed it. That is why three years later he had to create a replacement one. If you think of anything else that would be beneficial for a graduate to have, dont be afraid to buy it. The graduate will appreciate anything that you give him.Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingGift Ideas For The High School GraduateA few years ago I was flying a kite with my children. It was fun to see their excitement as the kite slowly rose higher and higher. We are going to make it higher than the clouds, my son proclaimed. To their great disap pointment, however, we came to the end of the string well before the kite reached a satisfactory altitude. Obsessed with getting the kite higher, my son said, Daddy, we could cut the string and then it could fly all the way up to the sun. I tried to explain that the kite would just fall down if I cut the string, but it was difficult for his 4-year-old mind to understand the underly ing paradox that the very thing that is holding the kite down is what allows it to fly. Many similar para doxes that seem to con tradict logic exist in life and are confusing even to adults. Over the years I have worked with count less unhappy individuals who feel like their life is missing something. They long for freedom and excitement, but they feel like life is dragging them down. Their natural instinct is to look at the restrictions in their life that seem to hold them back as the source of their unhappiness. First, they resent the restrictions and may eventually try to escape them. Their marriage may be really starting to feel like the old ball and chain. So eventually they choose either to leave, or at least to operate out side their vows of fidel ity. Work may be a real drag, so they think that changing their career will bring them the freedom they seek. Their budget seems too restrictive and doesnt allow them to buy the things they need for their happiness, so they buy them anyway on credit. But the problem is that in most cases that is exactly the wrong way to find freedom and hap piness. The truth is that there are some freedoms which will end up making you a slave. I have counseled people who have taken every freedom their impulses desired, includ ing unlimited sex, alcohol and drugs, money, adventure and disregard for rules and traditions, but who were totally lost and unhappy. On the other hand, some of the happi est people I know often follow a lifestyle focused on self control and adherence to a higher standard of conduct. This is one of the most important les sons we can learn in life. The great paradox in life is that freedom comes from imposing a degree of self restraint, and that happiness comes from accepting a degree of discomfort. Many of the very laws, rules, command ments, traditions, expec tations, contracts and covenants that we may resent provide the very anchor that keeps us from being blown around in life like tumbleweeds. In the chorus of the second verse of the patriotic hymn America the Beautiful, we sing, America, America God mend thine every flaw! Confirm thy soul in selfcontrol, Thy liberty in Law. Many of you have been to other countries that had a weak or corrupt government and have seen the chaos that reigns and the lack of freedom that results. The strength of the laws of this country are what makes it a bea con of liberty and democracy. Just as the laws of this country are essential to preserve its liberty and freedom for the nation, so also are personal values and standards of conduct essential to our own free dom and happiness.Chap Justin Top Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSexaggerated frown. After months of par enting alone, I seriously contemplated eating my daughters filthy sweatdampened socks to avoid cooking another meal. Hey, you guys wanna go out to lunch some where?! We huddled in the parking lot to plan a lunch outing, but our excite ment soon turned to dis appointment when we realized that, without a reservation, wed be lucky to get Slurpies and Slim Jims at 7-11 on Mothers Day. We said our good-byes again, and slogged to our respective minivans. Just then, a 150-watt bulb blinked on in my deployment weary brain with possibly the best idea Id had in my entire life. I know where we can go! I blurted. The other moms and their hungry offspring looked to me with hope in their hungry eyes across the quivering asphalt, and I bellowed with outstretched arms like their pseudo savior, HOOTERS! Much as I had pre dicted, we had the whole place to ourselves, and lazily munched on wings and fries late into the afternoon. The waitresses seemed more than happy to cater to feminine cli entele who dont giggle nervously and ogle at their ill-fitting shirts, so the service was excellent. While I did have to wipe drool from my 11-year-old sons chin a time or two, all in all, it was a perfect Mothers Day. Hon, did you hear me? my husband inquired impatiently. Oh, yea, I said, snap ping back to reality. For a fleeting moment, I considered suggesting a replay of that wonderful day in 2007, but I thought better of it when I real ized that Mothers day at Hooters only works when fathers arent around. The taste of chilled scorched eggs and the smell of slimy vase water suddenly seemed appeal ing when compared with seeing ones hus band stare bug-eyed at a woman half his age while sucking down chicken wings and beer, so I said, Breakfast in bed and a vase of flowers would be just wonderful. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comGreat Paradox: Freedom Comes With RulesMothers Day Can Be A Real Hooter Day

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 -Photo by MC2 Ryan D. McLearnonThe guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) transits the North Arabian Sea. Hu 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. USS Hu City, HSL-48 On Patrol -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosFire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Rini, assigned to USS Hu City, moves boxes of supplies during a vertical replenishment. -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) execute a refueling-at-sea alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Hu 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. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSeaman Joshua Kenyon, right, trains Seaman Michelle Dotson on how to signal to other ships during a replenishment-at-sea aboard USS Hu City.-Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosMachinists Mate 3rd Class Nathaniel Loesch, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), reports on station before a replenishment-at-sea alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 5 USS Hu City Arrives in Manama, Bahrain USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) arrived in Manama, Bahrain, April 23. Hu City had been underway for 43 consecutive days prior to pulling into Bahrain. We are at the point in deployment where things have become mundane, said Hu Citys Command Master Chief Raymond Charest. This will be a great opportunity for us to get some down time. Sailors need time to unwind and get their bearings back. Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) also pulled into port with Hu City, and both ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs worked togeth er to provide liberty activities for their crews. They set up a soccer tourna ment as well as rugby and golf games and Sailors will have time to partici pate in a community ser vice project with Bahrain Mobility International (BMI). The commu nity service project will include general cleanup around Manama and an opportunity for wheel chair basketball. It is a nice change from the groundhog days the Sailors endured while underway for so long, and I find that everyone who participates really wants to feel as though they may have made a difference, said Hu Citys Chaplain Lt. Karen Rector. I think that is also a big boost of the spirits for the partici pants. In port, Sailors will also have the opportuni ty to visit Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, where they will be able to shop at the Navy Exchange and use the Internet to connect with family. I am looking forward to being able to sit down and call my wife and family and talk for a while, not to mention have a chance to restock on items I am running low on, said Fire Controlman 3rd Class Daniel Rini. It will just be nice to have an opportunity to get out and stretch my legs and hopefully try some food I have never tasted before. Hu City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security opera tions, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeCmdr. William Davis, executive officer of USS Hu City (CG 66), observes as one of the ships 5-inch guns fires during a practice fire. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) heave a phone and distance line while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosGas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Jorge Siguenza, right, trains Engineman Fireman Apprentice Octavias Wescott on how to fight a fire aboard USS Hu City (CG 66). -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeLogistics Specialist 3rd Class Jason Braswell, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66), practices fire hose handling on the ships fantail. -Photo by MC2 Matthew R. ColeMaj. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, speaks with Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, commanding officer of USS Hu City (CG 66), and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Michael S. Blankenship about Hu Citys radar capabilities during a tour of the ship. -Photo by MC3 Luis FiallosSailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) conduct fire hose handling training on the ships fantail.

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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/ excitement and pride that my loved ones and I have for this opportunity. Im excited and quite honored for CNO to take time out of his busy schedule to reenlist us. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it, said Ships Serviceman 1st class Maria Torresguevarra. It feels great to know that the higher ups are actively engaging sailors through out the fleet. I dont make us the greatest Navy in the world, you do. You and your shipmates and everyone who is out there forward deployed do. Our job is merely to organize, train, and equip you to carry out the mission, said Greenert. From Page 1All HandsCareer Navigator Places Sailors At HelmNavy Office of InformationEditors note: Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk recently held All Hands Calls in the San Diego area where he spoke to Sailors about Career Navigator, a program designed to help enlisted Sailors have a more active role in managing their careers. We asked him about the new program; below are his answers to our questions. What do Sailors need to know about Career Navigator? In todays Navy, careers for Sailors are more dynamic than in times past and we to need to help our people adapt to these changes. A Sailors career now may include converting to a different rating as well as transi tioning from active duty to the Navy Reserve or Navy Reserve to active duty. We are building Career Navigator to give Sailors an active role in manag ing their careers and making informed choices by showing all the options available for them. The plan is to expand Sailors access so they can moni tor their own informa tion, career opportunities and applications. Career Navigator will pull all enlisted career manage ment processes under one overarching program encompassing all career events such as reenlist ing, changing ratings, choosing orders and transitioning between Active Component and Reserve Component, or vice versa. Why are you changing the reenlistment system? We wanted to provide Sailors a more active role in managing their careers and more tools to make informed choices for themselves and their families future. Career Navigator will change how we think, discuss and apply enlisted career management process es in the Navy. Career Navigator will make the experience more interac tive for Sailors placing their career at their fingertips. In addition, beginning in June, Sailors will have vital information earlier to make their career and life decisions. We will let Sailors know at least 10 months from the end of their contract whether they will be able to reen list in their current rate, and will have additional time to apply to convert into another rating where opportunity exists. When will this hap pen? Career Navigator will be rolled out in phases beginning this summer. As you know, today, only your career counselor can view your information. By the end of the year, you will have online access to this information and be able to research your career opportunities and view your applications. On June 1, several enhancements will be made for reenlistment, Professional Apprentice Career Track designation, and to increase opportu nities for Reserve Sailors. The reenlistment appli cation process will align with orders negotiation so that Sailors will find out sooner if theyve been approved to reenlist and have more time to nego tiate orders with their detailer. PACT Sailors will be able to strike to a rating faster because we have reduced the time required before they can strike, and because their career counselors will be asked to submit an appli cation for them as soon as they are eligible. Reserve Sailors will be able to submit online requests to convert between rat ings and participate in the Reserve Component to Active Component augmentation program. What else is new? We are updating the existing processes under Fleet RIDE, adding more capability and functionality and transitioning them into Career Waypoints that will incorporate the following processes: ing during initial skills training if needed to a rating ent rating Active and Reserve Components This change will pro vide Sailors more visibil ity and will enable them to make decisions about where to go next in their career. Youll learn more about this in the coming months. Will Career Navigator take the place of career counselors? No, nothing can take the place of the one-toone guidance of career counselors and they remain the source for Sailor development. Career Navigator provides you with information so you can make informed decisions when you are working with your career counselor or detailer. Bottom line, all Navy leaders must continue to take an active interest and role in helping our Sailors understand the opportu nities Navy service pro vides them and how to reach their personal goals. Career Navigator supple ments everything Sailors have now and provides them more access and options at their fingertips.FFSC Workshop Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 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 USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! 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Mayport Plans For Stark RemembranceFrom StaffNS Mayport will host amemorial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The cer emony 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 inflict ed, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decom missioned 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 fol lowing the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to provide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedica tion of the Stark monu ment. Huchting retired from the United States Navy in January of 1999 after 36 years of service. From 1999 until early 2006, he was employed with Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as Vice-President of Navy Programs, con sulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subse quently, he participated in various panels supporting the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. He remains a Defense con sultant. 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 com manded 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.Midway Dinner Tickets On SaleFrom Navy LeagueTickets are on sale for the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner on June 1 at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $65. Purchase Tickets from: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anuday00@aol.com Mayport Honors SBR Legacy -Photos by MC2 Marcus StanleyAbove, Retired Sailors, Senior Chief Operation Specialist Gregory B. Tanner and Radioman 1st Class John Ortiz accept plaques during a ceremony in honor of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) at the chapel aboard Naval Station Mayport. Both Tanner and Ortiz served on the guided-missile frigate during Iranian attack attack on the ship April 14, 1988. Left, the Naval Station Mayport color guard parades the colors during a ceremony at the base chapel in honor of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 9

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Gomez Named CGC Valiants Sailor Of YearFrom Coast Guard Cutter ValiantThe command of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant and the Navy League St. Augustine Council honored a Miami, Fla., native for selection as the Valiants 2012 Sailor of the Year during a ceremony in St. Augustine April 8, 2013. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Gomez, Jr, a boat swains mate stationed aboard the Valiant, homeported at Naval Station Mayport, was honored as the units Sailor of the Year and was presented with an award by the St. Augustine Navy League. The Navy League, which hosted the cer emony at St. Johns County Library, pre sented Gomez with a plaque, a recognition let ter from Congressman Ander Crenshaw, and a $100 cash award. He was also given a weekend in St. Augustine, including a hotel room provided by Jalaram Hotels and passes to city attractions provid ed by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. During 2012, Gomez demonstrated extraordi nary operational profi ciency at sea. During the cutters FebruaryApril 2012 Windward Pass Patrol, he was involved in several key decisions during the interdiction of 93 Haitian migrants off the coast of Great Inagua, Bahamas. He immedi ately recommended to the commanding offi cer a course of action to safely and effectively transfer the migrants to the Valiant without inci dent. During Valiants May-June 2012 Joint InterAgency Task Force South Patrol, Gomez displayed exceptional leadership during a late-night highspeed go-fast interdiction resulting in the detention of five suspected narcot ics traffickers, and the recovery of 43 bales of cocaine, valued at $32.5 million. Gomezs calm demeanor and Spanish language skills de-esca lated an intense weapons drawn situation and pre served relationships with a counter drug partner nation. He also qualified this past year as an offi cer of the deck, a watch position normally held by more senior petty officers or junior officers on board a Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. During an unusually challenging period for the cutter crew from May to September 2012, which included rotation of senior deck department personnel; a change of command; and a cutter homeport shift from Base Miami Beach to Naval Station Mayport, Gomez demonstrated stalwart and unflappable leadership as he directed, trained, and supported junior personnel through major shipboard evolu tions. Gomez played an inte gral part in an inspection that resulted in the Valiant becoming the first and only cutter to earn the coveted Sumner I Kimball Award for Small Boat Readiness. Valiants Sailor of the Year program recog nizes exemplary crew members from the active enlisted work force, E-2 through E-6. These indi viduals are selected by a panel of senior enlisted members who evalu ate each nominee based on performance, work ethic, military bearing, and standards of con duct. Members selected for this honor should be role models all Coast Guard personnel strive to emulate, reflecting a spirit of pride, professionalism, and dedication, and embodying the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. -Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Gomez (center) was selected as the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 and honored by Valiants Executive Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Sommella (left), Valiants Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Stephen Burdian (right), and Ron Powell (2nd from left) and Mike Zollar (2nd from right) of the St. Augustine Navy League Council, during a ceremony at the St. Johns County Public Library in St. Augustine, Fla., April 9. On behalf of the Navy League, Zollar presented Gomez with a plaque, congratulatory letters from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw and a binder with donations from area businesses, restaurants and attractions. Beaches Vets Hold Memorial Day EventBVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program on May 27, honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died supporting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Life Saving Lessons For MWD Sgt. Nicholas Puga, noncommissioned officer in charge Naval Air Station Jacksonville Veterinary Clinic and Chief Masterat-Arms James Watkins, Naval Station (NS) Mayport Kennel Master, show how to properly hook an IV to a military working dog (MWD) when down range during monthly MWD medical training held at the Veterinarian Clinic on NS Mayport. Training between MWD handlers and the veterinarian clinic is essential in ensuring the dogs remain healthy and mission ready for deployments. -Photos by MC3 Damian BergCapt. Alicia Moreal, officer in charge of Naval Station(NS) Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville Veterinary Clinics, shows military working dog (MWD) handlers how to properly set up an IV during monthly MWD medical training held at the Veterinarian Clinic on NS Mayport. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 11

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Intramural Sports May 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. 2705451. May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Aquatics 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 hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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. 270-5377 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. 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/Fitness Staying Connected-Photo courtesy of MWRBrea Lovett, 15, Kaitlynn Bruce, 14, RJ Brooks, 16, and Jasmine Green, 15, make a banner for Operation Mega Phone on Friday, May 26 at the Teen Center. Operation Mega Phone is a Military World Wide Teen Lock-in. Teens had different activities they did throughout the night. The theme here at Mayport was Operation Mega Phone Boot Camp. All the teen attendees had a super fun time skyping with other teens at military bases around the world. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 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). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Tuesdays: Special Pricing! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. $18 for a 3 pack, $20 for a 6 pack, and computers are just $50 for a 3-6 pack. Plus door prizes nightly, lots of surprises and an additional $5 off for all active duty mili tary (must show valid ID). 270-7204 Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 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 Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 5:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! The winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 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 twopiece 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 sup plies lasts). All three days must be used within a 14 consecutive day window. Tickets valid through June 30, 2013. Must have valid military ID.MWR 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 moth ers to attend will each receive a free rose. Cost is $29.95 per couple, children 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 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 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 dead line 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 Messdeckfrom 10 a.m. 6 p.m. on weekends from May 11-June 2 and on FridaySunday from June 7-Sept. 2. Surfing, swimming and fishing areas are marked and enforced by life guards. There are also beach umbrellas and chairs available for checkout at no charge at the Beach Hut, located at the beach walkover between Beachside Community Center and the Sea Otter Pavilion. Boogie Boards and surf boards are also available for daily rentals. For more informa tion on the 2013 Mayport Aquatics Program, please call the Pool at (904) 270-5425 or the Aquatics Office at (904) 270-5101 or email mayportaquatics@ hotmail.com.From Page 1PoolBogeys Specials Thursday, May 9 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $ 7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.95 Mahi Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 Soup: Shrimp Tomato Basil Friday, May 10 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, May 13 BLT Chicken Tender Sandwich, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiche, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Tuesday, May 14 Western Burger, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chili Wednesday, May 15 8 Oz NY Strip Steak Blackened, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $ 6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $ 6.95 Soup: Chicken and Rice Mayport Bowling Center Specials Thursday Cheeseburger with fries and 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 MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 9, 2013 13

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