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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com 26th Anniversary Of USS Stark AttackMayport Keeps Promise To Never ForgetFrom StaffNS Mayport will host ame morial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is retired Rear Adm. George A. Huchting. 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 VicePresident of Navy Programs, consulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subsequent ly, he participated in various panels supporting the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. Most recently Adm. Huchting led the Operational Viability Assessment (OVA) for SBX-1 prior to the successful initial deployment of the SBX and XBR to the northern Pacific and Bering Sea for winter operations and participated in other SBX and BMDS Joint Training stud ies. He remains a Defense con sultant. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi missiles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed spon sorship for the memorial ser vice. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will feature accounts of some of the events that occurred following the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to pro vide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. -Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane is joined by members of the Installation Energy Conservation Board for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly installed Energy Management Controls System. Some of Mayports top conserving departments and tenant commands helped cut the ribbon. Pictured from left, MWR Mayport Director Lonnie Kenney, SERMC Commanding Officer, Capt. Ronald Cook, Mayport Public Works Director Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee, Peter Wilk with Energy Systems Group, CHSMWL Capt. Daniel Boyles and Cochrane. See full story, Page 9.NS Mayport Online With Energy Savings USS Farragut Holds Change Of Command USS Farragut Public AffairsCmdr. William Musser relieved Cmdr. Glen B. Quast as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) during a change of command ceremony on May 10. Quast assumed com mand in October of 2011. He led Farragut through its Basic phase training, COMPTUEX with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, and 2012-2013 deploy ment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Farragut returned from its 10-month deployment in April of this year. Under his command, Farragut was awarded the Battle E for displaying excel lence in the areas of mari time warfare; engineer ing and survivability; and command, control, com munication and informa tion warfare (C4I). I am honored and humbled to stand here today as the Captain of a Battle E AEGIS Destroyer after an awesome nine and one half month deployment as the prod uct of great parents, an awesome crew, great -Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Logan Jones and Capt. Lyle Hall cut the cake with a ceremonial sword after a change of command ceremony for USS Vicksburg. Hall relieved Jones as commanding officer of the ship.Hall Takes Command USS Vicksburg PAOCapt. Lyle Hall relieved Capt. Logan Jones as commanding officer of USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a change of com mand ceremony on May 10. The ceremony was held on the pier adjacent to the ship while under going maintenance in her homeport of Mayport, Florida. During Jones tour, he led the ship through inter mediate and advanced phase training and an eight-month deployment to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet Areas of Responsibility. He assumed responsibility as the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Air Defense Commander overseeing one cruiser, three destroyers, four F-18 squadrons, 1 E-2C squad ron, 1 EA-6B squadron, and four SH-60B helicop ters. While in Fifth Fleet, -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Glen Quast reads his orders as he turns over com mand to Cmdr. William Musser during a change of com mand ceremony May 10.See Farragut, Page 6 See Vicksburg, Page 6

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, Tomorrow we will honor the 37 fallen Sailors of USS Stark during an annual memorial ceremony held at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. This is the 26th anniver sary of the attack on the ship and I am proud of the continued commitment to never forget the shipmates we lost in 1987. Everyone is invited and encour aged to attend. Retired Rear Adm. George Huchting will be this years guest speaker and Finegan Elementary is providing a cho rus from the school to perform. This year, NS Mayport Second Class Petty Officers Association has teamed up with the Naval Order of the United States to coordinate the event. The SCPOA has really stepped up to make sure the Memorial Park is in top condi tion. Each month, they perform main tenance on the area, pulling weeds, putting down mulch and this last week end our shipmates spent a significant amount of time shining the ships bell from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV 42. The SCPOA has made the Mayport Memorial Park Their Own and it really shows Bravo Zulu Shipmates! We had a great time filming Naval Station Mayports version of the Harlem Shake with CSADD. If you havent had a chance to check it out yet, it has been uploaded to the Naval Station Mayport CSADD Facebook page or you can do a quick search for it on Youtube under CSADD TV Episode 3. The team also talks about Perform To Serve and having fun while still follow ing the rules. It was a great video and it pits CSADD Harlem Shake version ver sus the NS Mayport Department Heads version. Tough draw on who does a bet ter job. But you can vote on your choice on the Facebook page through the end of the month. XO Cmdr. Pat Pickard said it best in the video Who says we dont have fun here at Planet Awesome? I know Im liv ing the dream all day every day! We are currently conducting a Hurricane Exercise (HURREX/Citadel Gale-13) here at NS Mayport in conjunc tion with CNRSE, and local emergency and state personnel. Last years Tropical Storm Beryl was definitely a rude reminder of the power of these storms and the damage they can do. Even though hurricane season doesnt officially start until June 1, that doesnt mean you shouldnt be prepared now. Beryl hit Mayport and Jacksonville on May 27, bringing torrential rains and strong winds I lost a palm tree in my side yard at 0200! Make sure you have all of your contact information up to date with your com mand, including that of your family. If you havent already done it, now would a good time to have an evacuation plan in order, along with an emergency supply kit filled with blankets, clothing, flashlights and important papers, and dont forget about those family pets! Last week the marquis event in NE Florida took place THE PLAYERS Championship! I hope you all got a chance to take advantage of the free admission all week, enjoy the spec tacular amenities including free food and beverages at Patriots Outpost and a great concert by Dierks Bentley on Military Appreciation Day. They put on a fabulous show and I am always amazed at the support that Jacksonville venues, like THE PLAYERS show for those who can do anything but choose to serve their Nation. Finally, you all have heard a lot over the past year about sexual assault and sexual harassment within the Department Of Defense. This is a sub ject that I take very seriously, and this CRIME will not be tolerated on this Installation. Secretary Mabus told the Senate that he was angry about sexual assault in the Navy and we should all be angry too! We are a team and to achieve Team Victories the single most important tenant is the respect, trust and treatment of our team mates. Sexual assault tears our moral fabric apart, it negatively impacts our warfighting capability, violates our core values and the high standards of profes sionalism and personal discipline we are held accountable to. It takes courage to come forward and say you have been a victim. We have set up several avenues for support and I want to reiterate the fact that I will not tolerate it at this com mand. Lets continue to work together to eliminate this crime from our Service and eliminate the conditions that make this crime possible lets stay proactive and get to the left of it! Please continue sending your sugges tions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSColleges, Careers. .All the Places You Can Go was the theme of The Success by Design Family Conference for middle school students and their parents/guardians presented Saturday, May 11 at Florida State College at Jacksonvilles Downtown Campus. It began at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and closed with a luncheon at 1 p.m. The conference is part of a larger initiative by Duval County Public Schools to strengthen the K-12 college and careerready pipeline. With a focus on middle school as the critical bridge between elementary and high school and then on to postsecondary, the conference gave stu dents an opportunity to attend workshops rang ing from Keeping Your Act Together to College Knowledge 101. Parents had an oppor tunity to attend work shops aimed at cultivating healthy families, financial literacy, and other parent ing and education issues. Parents and students filled their tool kits with information needed on their path towards future success. This years conference targeted schools with the AVID program. The organizing committee hopes to expand the conference next year to all Duval mid dle schools. The parent sessions educated parents on ways to communicate, cop ing with day to day stress, and strengthening par ent-child relationships. Parent sessions included the following: Bullying and Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Parents & Caregivers, presented by Judy Cromartie, School Liaison Officer, NS Mayport; College Choice Process, presented by Wendell Webster, Enrollment Development Coordinator, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Financial Literacy, presented by Pete Hernandez, Outreach Representative, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Florida Department of Education; and Advocating for Your Child: Building Effective School Partnerships, presented by Dr. Chris Janson, Associate Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL. Student sessions con nected students to high school and postsecondary success with the following presentations: Appearance is Everything Building Resiliency College Knowledge 101 Cyber Awareness First Things First: Steps to Success in Middle School Keeping Your Act Together! (Goal Setting/ Time Management/ Decision Making) Straight from the Source: A Student Voices Panel Transition to High School This first conference for middle school students and families was a suc cess! More than 140 stu dents and parents attended. The closing session, which was followed with box lunches, promised an even larger conference next year. Participants were advised that the evaluation sheets would be used to upgrade ses sions and to provide addi tional sessions. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One.Colleges, CareersAll The Places You Can Go!Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingIn the Navy, we often focus on taking care of our physical fitness, but we can sometimes neglect our spiritual fitness, which is very important for our overall health and well being. What is spiri tual fitness? Spiritual fit ness refers to ones spiri tual health and reflects how spirituality can help us to cope with challenges and to experience joy. Spirituality can be used in a general way to refer to what gives us meaning and purpose in life; this term can also be used more specifically to refer to how we practice our religion, philosophy, or way of life. Spirituality can be expressed by seek ing to strengthen our selves and build healthy relationships with others; it can also be expressed by seeking to exercise faith and to develop a relationship with God through religious practices such as worship and prayer. Our spiritual fitness will become healthier as we practice our beliefs and participate in activities that support our spiritu ality. On the other hand, our spiritual fitness can become less healthy when we neglect our faith and spirituality. We all rec ognize the importance of physical exercise for our physical fitness, but we may not all understand the importance of spiri tual exercise for our spiritual fitness. So how can we check our spiritual fitness to see how we are doing? We are all familiar with hav ing a Physical Fitness Assessment, but is there a way to assess our spiri tual fitness? The Navy Chaplain Corps has developed a Spiritual Fitness Guide to help; it is a selfassessment tool each of us can use to consider our own spiritual condi tion. (You can search for Navy Spiritual Fitness Guide to see it online.) The Spiritual Fitness Guide can help us as indi viduals see how we are doing spiritually. We can identify areas of spiritual strength as well as areas where we have spiritual concerns and may need help and support. The main indicators that we are spiritually fit and healthy are: 1) we are engaged in lifes meaning and purpose, 2) we are hopeful about life and the future, 3) we make sound moral decisions, 4) we are fully engaged with our family, friends, and com munity, 5) we are able to forgive ourselves and others, 6) we are respectful of others, and 7) we are engaged in our core val ues and beliefs. Even though we may be doing well overall spiritu ally, all of us have spiri tual concerns sometimes and may experience spiritual stress. This can occur when our beliefs or values are disrupted and when our relationship with others or our relationship with God is threatened or challenged. If you have spiritual concerns and are spiri tually stressed, it can be helpful to talk with your chaplain. He or she can assist you in exploring your spiritual concerns and issues, provide men toring about relation ships and spiritual prac tices, and work with you to renew hope, faith, and purpose in your life. Please know that your chaplain cares and is devoted to helping you with your spiritual fitness and health. And remem ber that when you talk to a Navy chaplain, there is complete confidentiality. I pray that we all will take the opportunity to check how we are doing spiritu ally and that we will reach out for the help and sup port we need.Chap Luke Wilson Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSDont Forget Spiritual Fitness For Overall HealthFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Employee of the Quarter (2nd quarter) luncheon/ presentation will be held at Ocean Breeze on May 29 at 11 a.m. Please come out and support the nom inees. Pay $8 at the door. Nominees are as fol lows: Ella Hamilton, Housing Susan Rucker, FFSC Tom Burow, IT Tawana Davis, MWR Ronnie Barnes, Housing William Vermeulen, Air Ops Roy Lewis, PWD/ NAVFAC Michael Lewis, NGIS You must RVSP to Sandra Barrett by Friday, May 24 to ensure you have a seat.EOQ Lunch Tickets On Sale

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NS Mayport, NAVSEA Host 5th Annual International Frigate Working GroupBy Team Ships Public AffairsNaval Station Mayport and Naval Sea Systems Command hosted the fifth meeting of the International Frigate Working Group (IFWG) May 6-10, bringing together the current users of the Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7) class frigates. The navies currently operating the class meet annually to assess lessons learned and to discuss opportunities to improve capabilities, maintenance and support of these ships. The U.S. Navy currently operates 18 Perry-class frigates, all of which are slated for decommission ing in the next several years. A total of 34 Perryclass frigates are in use by partner navies, includ ing Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Taiwan and Pakistan. Hosting respon sibility for these yearly meetings rotates among IFWG membership. The International Frigate Working Group continues to provide an open and collaborative forum for the U.S. Navy and its international part ners to exchange vital information to ensure these ships remain combat ready, said Rear Adm. Jim Shannon, NAVSEAs deputy com mander for surface war fare. Fostering commu nication and sustaining cooperative relationships with our international partners is a corner stone of the U.S. Navys global maritime strategy. These meetings provide a unique opportunity to share success stories, address challenges and establish initiatives to ensure these ships remain supportable throughout their service lives. The International Frigate Working group is an opportunity to pro mote communication between U.S. and allied partners in an effort to identify maintenance, obsolescence and logis tics issues impacting the class, and to also present alternatives for sustain ment and modernization programs. IFWG members recog nize that U.S. Navy sup port of the FFG 7 platform will become increasingly challenging as it decom missions the remaining 19 ships. IFWG provides an opportunity for improved cooperation between the U.S. and partner navies to improve communica tions, logistics support, gain efficiencies, and enhance long term readiness. Our collaborative approach to sharing knowledge and experi ences has proven to be immensely successful and informative in years past, said Shannon. We are looking forward to another opportunity to share the trials and suc cesses of this ship class with our partner navies to continue to make strides with some of the modern ization challenges. NAVSEAs Surface Warfare Directorate is responsible for the main tenance and moderniza tion of non-nuclear sur face ships currently oper ating in the fleet. Through planned modernization and upgrade programs, the directorate equips todays surface ships with the latest technologies and systems to keep them in the fleet through their service lives. -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of the International Frigate Working Group stand outside of Building One during the fifth annual meeting hosted by NAVSEA and NS Mayport on May 6-10. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 THE PLAYERS Thank Military For ServiceFrom StaffHundreds of service members, retirees, reservists and their spous es came out on May 8 for the Military Appreciation Day program, A Salute to the United States Navy, held on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn. The program included pageant ry by military personnel, a perfor mance by the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Adm. Jack Scorby and 2005 tournament champion Fred Funk. Eagle Scout Nicholas Leisle led the audience and participants in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Red Starts of North Florida provided a spec tacular flyover. A performance by coun try music star Dierks Bentley concluded the Military Appreciation Day program. THE PLAYERS week was filled with activities that highlight the good side of sports, most notably, a commitment to honoring the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergDierks Bentley meets with service members before his concert at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass during Military Appreciation Day. Military appre ciation day was held in honor of service members, veterans, future service members and their families. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergService members salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass during Military Appreciation Day. Military appreciation day was held in honor of service members, veterans, future service members and their families. -Photo submittedDierks Bentley plays for a crowd of military service members, reservists, retirees and their families during the Military Appreciation Day program.-Photo submittedA crowd gathers on the lawn at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse to enjoy a concert by Dierks Bentley.-Photo submittedNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer,Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, reenlists Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) Daniel Daugherty at the Patriots Outpost at THE PLAYERS on May 8.-Photo submittedService members stand at parade rest outside of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse during the Military Appreciation Day program.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 5 Vietnam Wall Travels To Jacksonville Area Navy Public Affairs Element East, Detachment SoutheastMore than 500 people attended a ceremony at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 11 to honor service mem bers who lost their lives during the Vietnam Conflict. The ceremony, hosted by the Green Cove Springs Junior High School Beta Club students, used the 300-feet long, six-feet tall Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as a back drop for the ceremony. I can stand here and tell you that the wall is six feet at the apex, I can tell you that the east wing is 144 feet but thats not what this wall is about, said Greg Welsh, Vietnam Traveling Wall manager. This wall is about a young child; a boy or girl coming out for the first time seeing the name of an uncle or a grandfather that they only heard about at family events, Welsh added. Or maybe its Gold Star parents coming out and sharing some time with their son or daughter who life was taken so many years ago. One highlight of the ceremony was when guest speaker, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, commander, Navy Region Southeast, pre sented retired Warrant Officer Ernesto Serna with the Purple Heart for his bravery and efforts during the Vietnam War. I am incredibly hon ored to present a Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Serna, who earned 34 Air Medals throughout his distinguished career, said Scorby. Im especially honored to be here with the heroes who witnessed some of the defining moments of our nations history, he said. I want to thank all of our Vietnam veterans for their amazing service to our country. As the ceremony ended, the crowd that included many Vietnam veter ans and family members of those lost during the Vietnam War scrolled the wall and found and traced the name of their loved ones. Its kind of touching to come out here and actu ally get to touch the wall and see them in some form, Its very moving, said Lynn Burgess, friend of William Stalnecker. The boys who didnt come back and the ones that did, deserve a lot more than what they got when they returned. So this is a good reminder of what the Vietnam War really was. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was brought to the school after a student traveled to Washington, D.C. where he walked along the actu al wall and was moved by the many names of those who never came home. When he returned to school, he mentioned that he wanted everyone to have the experience he had and a plan was hatched by the Beta Club members to bring the wall to Green Cove Springs. This is great for our community. It truly has been a community effort to bring the wall here. We raised nearly $10,000 through various fundrais ers and speaking engage ments. And, many of the busi nesses here pitched in by donating goods and their time to make this happen, said Rachel Thompson, an eighth grader at the school and member of the Beta Club. Also helping out were members of VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville who spend hours landscaping the football field grounds, painting the stadium and participating in the cer emony. It truly has been a collaboration of many, many people over many, many hours to make this all happen. But what a great experience for our community and these students, said AECS Jeannette Wright of VP-62, who coordinated the community service events for the Sailors.-Photo by Kaylee LaRocqueSenior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) John Ballard, left, and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class (SW) Fernando Perez of USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) move a section of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 9.Photo by Kaylee LaRocqueOS2(SW) Benjamin Wright, left, and MM2(SW) Darron Phillips of USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) carry railing in preparation of setting up the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 9. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyRear Adm. John C. Scorby, Commander Navy Region Southeast presents the Purple Heart to Ernesto Serna. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyA Veteran reads over the names of fallen service members displayed on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyRear Adm. John C. Scorby, commander Navy Region Southeast and John E. Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, carry a wreath during a ceremony in honor of servicemembers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

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FFSC Workshops, Classes 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 16, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. May 20-24, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. May 20, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop Building 1 Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. May 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 This workshop is for those who are develop ing a rough resume and for those who are close to the perfecting theirs. We will work in a small group format to review and provide input on par ticipants resumes. This unique learning method helps participants real ize that we can all be experts and that we can get great input from our peers. FFSC Staff will par ticipate and provide input on individual resumes. A completed rough resume will be required. 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 -Photo by MCC William TownsendMembers of NS Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) man a phone booth at First Coast News to talk about services available to military and their spouses on May 8.NEX Expands Price Match Policy To OnlineFrom NEXCOMThe NEX has made a big change to its Price Match Policy. The NEX will now match prices to Walmart.com, Target. com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Sears. com, ToysRUs.com and BabiesRUs.com. We expanded our Price Match Policy to be more responsive to our cus tomers, said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). More people are shop ping online for their pur chases and we want to assure them that they can get the same price at their NEX, so we are now matching major online retailers. The qualifying competi tive online price may be presented on a mobile device such as a tablet computer or smartphone. If the price difference is $10 or less, the price will be matched on the spot. No proof is required. If the lower price on one of the online sites listed above is more than $10, the price may be verified by a NEX associate or supervisor. As before, the NEX will continue to match the regular, everyday shelf price or advertised price in a local competitors current advertisement. Customers should present the advertised price in the form of a printed adver tisement or displayed on a mobile marketing device such as a tablet computer or smartphone. The NEX also has a 14-day price guarantee, so if you find the identi cal item for less at the NEX within 14 days of the original purchase we will match the lower price. The same 14 day price guarantee applies to a local competitors adver tisement or at a qualifying on line retailer; the NEX will match the price. Items already on lay away also qualify for a price reduction due to a competitors lower price or the NEX 14-day price guarantee. This new and improved price match policy is the best in the retail business, said Tess Paquette, Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, NEXCOM. The NEX is the only retailer to match everyday shelf prices and major online retailers as well as offer the 14-day price guarantee. We want our customers to know they will find the prod ucts they need at the best possible price when they shop our stores. We are excited to offer this new policy which will help ensure that they do. For details and more information about the price matching policy and all NEX policies, log onto www.mynavyexchange. com/command/custom er_service/price_match. html or stop in and speak with a NEX associate. he also served for three months as the NAVCENT/ CTF 50 Regional Air Defense Commander. Under his command, the crew of Vicksburg was honored with the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the 2012 CNO Safety Award, and the prestigious Battle Efficiency E award. Jones next assignment will be as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Annapolis, MD. Hall is the 16th commanding officer in USS Vicksburg (CG 69). A native of Cement, Oklahoma, Hall gradu ated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Previously, Hall commanded USS Taylor (FFG 50) and served as Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 24. chiefs, great officers, and an awesome wife, reflect ed Quast. He went onto thank the crew for every thing they have done over the last 18 months. Quast will report to the United States Naval Academy to become the Seamanship and Navigation Academic Department Head. Guest speaker Capt. Paul Flood, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 14, praised Quast for his successful leadership of Farragut during his tour. Musser takes command of Farragut after serving as her Executive Officer since October 2011. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1996 and completed sea tours onboard USS Wasp (LHD1), USS McFaul (DDG-74), and USS Carney (DDG64). During shore duty, Musser served on the OPNAV staff, the per sonal staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Strategic Action Group (N00Z), and, at the U. S. Pacific Command as the Data Fusion/ Ballistic Missile Defense Integration officer and executive assistant to the Director of Operations (J-3). He graduated with distinction from the Naval Post Graduate School with a Masters degree in National Security Affairs. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and a variety of unit and campaign awards. I feel extraordinarily blessed to take command of an outstanding warship manned by our Navys fin est Sailors, said Musser. Cmdr Quast has been instrumental to Farraguts success, and I am com mitted to continuing his high standards and positive leadership. Farragut is entering a summer-long main tenance period at Naval Station Mayport in Florida. From Page 1VicksburgVolunteering?Is your command, department or POA participating in a local community relations project? Get your command and the organization highlighted in The Mirror! Call 270-7817 ext. 1012 or email mayportmirror@comcast.netFrom Page 1Farragut 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Sammy B. Port Call In Greece-Photo by Paul FarleyA messenger line is heaved ashore as the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrives for a port visit in Souda Bay, Greece. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security coop eration efforts. Tickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway DinnerFrom Navy League MayportThe Navy League of Mayport is hosting the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years event, which will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Numerous Veterans of the Battle of Midway and several widows of these Veterans, and Veterans of all branches of the mili tary have been invited to attend this years din ner. Additionally, Medal of Honor recipients and former Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in attendance. Come meet these national trea surers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are mandatory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner Tickets may be purchased from the fol lowing locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anu day00@aol.comBeaches Vets Hold Memorial Day ProgramFrom BVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died supporting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the inter section of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. The Right Reverend Charles Lovett Keyser, Past Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces of the United States, will dedicate The Chaplains Memorial Garden to those brave men who gave their lives for their God and Country. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited and share your time in commemorating this year of remem brance for our lost family members and the conflicts in which they gave their lives. The program will proceed in the American Legion 316 Great Hall in case of in climate weather. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 7

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-Photo by Paige GnannNS Mayport Energy Manager, Lt. Shawn Talley, demonstrates the capabilities of the the new Energy Management Controls System (EMCS) currently being used to regulate building temperatures thoughout the naval station. Once fully online, the system will manage heating and air conditioning units (HVAC) throughout the base in one central location.Controls On Thermostat Help Save Big On EnergyEditorMembers of the Naval Station Mayports Installation Energy Conservation Board gathered outside of Building One on May 7 for a ribbon cutting cer emony to celebrate the integration of a $3.3 million energy project that will keep Mayports thermostats on the same dial. Direct Digital Controls (DDC) are currently being installed in buildings throughout the naval station to direct ly link to the an Energy Management Controls System (EMCS). Once fully online, the system will manage the heat ing and air conditioning units (HVAC) of 56 buildings in one central location. Mayport Public Works is currently working with Energy Systems Group to install the DDC and eliminate zoned thermostats within the buildings. According to NS Mayport Energy Manager, Lt. Shawn Talley, the new sys tem can customize temperature settings based on building occupancy times; align workspace temperatures with rec ommended energy efficient settings; and provide real-time tracking to help iden tify problems faster. Initial energy savings are showing an average of 20-25 percent reduction in the buildings energy consumption, Talley said. The system will eneable centralized controls of the temperature setpoints according to CNIC guidance. Additionally, it will provide improved response to any problems with the buildings mechanical [HVAC] systems to help Public Works better serve the naval station. So far appoximately 58 percent of the project has been completed with around 15 of the 56 buildings fully online with the EMCS, including Building One. The energy savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 which requires specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent by fiscal year 2015. Mayport has worked diligently to lower its energy consumption, already receiving the FY12 Enenrgy Water Management Award Gold Level of Achievement. Career Intermission Program Revisions Open Positions, Change Leave PolicyDiversity and Inclusion Public AffairsNew guidance for the Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP), released with the update of OPNAVINST 1330.2B, includes a provision that now permits Full Time Support (FTS) person nel to apply for CIPP. Announced in NAVADMIN 125/13, the revised instruction authorizes FTS per sonnel the option to participate in CIPP, which was previously closed to all Navy Reserve Sailors. These changes were in direct response to feedback we received from the fleet, said Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel. CIPP allows us to meet the short-term needs of our Sailors, while ensuring they stay Navy for the long term. These impor tant changes will now allow us take that mission further, providing more Sailors the opportunity to utilize this valuable program. The revised instruction also authorizes up to 60 days of accrued unused leave to be carried over through a CIPP par ticipants intermission. It also clarifies authorization for disability processing, allowing participants that are critical ly injured or ill to be treated under the same provisions as a member serving on active duty. CIPP presents a unique opportunity for Sailors to take a career intermission from the Navy, without penalty, and return to active duty to complete a suc cessful Navy career. During their time in CIPP, partici pants retain their full medical and den tal benefits for themselves and their dependents, as well as exchange and commissary benefits. Participants also receive a small monthly stipend equal to 1/15th of their basic pay. Members may also choose a Navy-funded permanent change of station move to anywhere in the continental United States when entering the program. Upon returning to Active Duty, the CIPP participants date of rank/service is adjusted day for day to account for their intermission, ensuring participants compete in promotion boards with peo ple at the same experience level. Twenty officer applications and twen ty enlisted applications are accepted for the program each year. Interested applicants must first submit an electron ic package to Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion (OPNAV N134) program manager for consideration. Packages are then reviewed for eligibility and routed to the members detailer com munity managers before final approval by the Commander of Navy Personnel Command. All program participants will return to active duty at the end of the period prescribed and will incur a two-to-one service obligation for every month in the program. This obligation is in addition to any previously existing obligation. Time spent in the IRR will not count towards retirement, computation of total years of commissioned service, or high year tenure limitations. Sailors who are interested in learn ing more or applying to the Career Intermission Pilot Program can visit http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/support/tflw/Pages/CIPP.aspx.> For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel Office of Diversity and Inclusion, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnpdiversity/. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 9

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Stocking Up For Trip Back -Photo by Paul FarleyCapt. John Esposito, commander of Destroyer Squadron 60, speaks to the crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) during an all-hands call. Robert G. Bradley, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime operations and theater security cooperation efforts. -Photo by Paul FarleySailors move supplies aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) following its arrival for a scheduled port visit. NS Mayport Conducts HURREX/Citadel Gale 2013 ExerciseFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport is currently participat ing in the U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) led hurricane preparedness exercise, HURREX/Citadel Gale 2013, May 13-24. The purpose of this annual exercise is to pre pare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse weather conditions. HURREX/CITADEL GALE 13 will involve three simulated storm systems developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. All Navy commands with personnel in these regions will participate, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weath er instructions and pro cedures and account ing for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). There will be no U.S. Navy ship movements associated with this exer cise. An order to set tropical cyclone condition of read iness (COR) 5 for all NS Mayport departments and tenant commands has been released. Mayport will remain in COR 5 throughout the hurricane season to ensure a state of readiness is maintained. Certain preparatory actions are required with in each COR in order to properly secure the instal lation and prepare per sonnel. The level of prep aration increases with the progression of each COR level (i.e. from picking up loose gear in COR 5, to removing awnings in COR 3, to reporting to shelters in COR 1). To ensure readiness, Sailors, civilian employ ees, and their families should make hurricane preparations now and review those preparations periodically throughout the year. When a hurri cane approaches, ships may be ordered to sortie and aircraft may evacuate. Any final hurricane prep arations will fall onto fam ily members who must be prepared to assume the burden of self-protec tion and survival in the absence of their spouse. Making preparations now, to include developing an evacuation plan and assembling a survival kit, is the best way to avoid problems and confusion associated with last min ute storm preparations. Actions to be taken before the storm. plan. Having a plan will allow for timely evacu ation should military or local authorities order an evacuation. In many cases, voluntary evacua tion may be prudent even if authorities dont order a mandatory evacua tion. If possible, plan to stay at the home of a fam ily member or friend out side the reach of the hur ricane. If your plan is to stay at a hotel/motel, call well in advance to ensure vacancy because rooms fill quickly. Plan multiple routes as traffic conges tion is likely. If possible, travel with family, neigh bors or friends. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and has a full tank of gas. Obtain a reentry pass from your local municipality if you reside east of the inter-coastal waterway. have comprehensive coop plans that have been exer cised. Mission critical and mission essential per sonnel should be identi fied and re-entry passes obtained. plies on hand and a sur vival kit ready, regardless of your evacuation deci sion. Some recommend ed items to have in your survival kit include, but are certainly not limited to: change of clothing, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags/blankets, first aid kit with essential prescription medications, battery operated radio, flashlights, extra batteries and chargers, eyeglasses, games or toys for chil dren, important papers, bottled drinking water, canned food, can opener. for pets. Most shelters and hotels will not allow pets. Ensure pets have iden tification tags, current license and shots are up to date. yard. between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning. Review your insurance policy. Now is the time to get hurricane smart. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Jax Vets awarded Congressional Gold Medal4th Fleet Public AffairsTwo Jacksonville area Veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold medal dur ing a ceremony at City Hall May 2 in downtown Jacksonville. The award recipients Vincent Calhoun, and Leroy Jones, Jr both attended Marine Corps boot camp at Camp Motford Point in North Carolina at a time when African Americans were segregated and forced to train separately. After the com pletion of boot camp both went on to serve in World War II. Jones discussed his desire to serve his country and in the Marines. I was excited when I found out I had the opportunity to serve my country, I knew it would be a challenge but it is something I am glad I was able to do then and now. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 allowing African Americans to be recruited in the Marine Corps. African American recruits received basic training at Montford Point. Between 1942 and 1949 there were 19,168 African American recruits trained at Montford Point. Of those Marines over 13,000 served overseas during the war. Most were assigned to ammunition and depot compa nies and brought ammunition and supplies to the front lines and returned wounded and dead to the transport ships. At the end of the war, all but 1500 were discharged at the conve nience of the government. In July of 1948, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 negating segregation and in September 1949, Montford Point was deac tivated ending seven years of segregation. The camp was renamed Camp Johnson after Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Hashmark Johnson, one of the first African Americans to join the Marine Corps. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress for distinguished achievement. President Barrack Obama signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines on November 23, 2011. The presenting official for the ceremony was Marine Brig. Gen. W. Blake Crowe, Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, South. From the Commandant of the Marine Corps, I say thank you for your service, this recognition is long overdue. Crowe went on this discuss not only the importance of rec ognizing Jones and Calhoun, but making sure all Montford Point Marines were recognized. Get the word out, go to your neighborhoods, talk to your family, so that all of these Marines can be recognized. The Montford Point Marine Association is a non-profit Veteran organization created to recognize the contributions of those who served there. For more information please visit their website at http://www. montfordpointmarines.com. -Photo by MC1 Sean AllenBrig. Gen. W. Blake Crowe, Commander United States Marine Corps Forces, South, presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Leroy James Jr. during a cermony in Jacksonville, Fla. May 2. Jones a former Marine attended Marine Corps boot camp at Camp Montford Point in North Carolina at a time when African Americans were segregated and forced to train separately. After the completion of boot camp he went on to serve in World War II. President Barack Obama signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines on Nov. 23, 2011. Adventure Landing Night The annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6-11 p.m. Wristbands for our annual fun evening at Adventure Landing will go on sale Today beginning at NOON. Wristbands will be on sale for $2 each and will be available for pur chase by ACTIVE DUTY and families only (Guard and Reserves on active orders eligible). They will be on sale at your Mayport USO, NAS Jax USO and a limited num ber at Kings Bay ITT. Save the date for this annual sold out event! Jacksonville Sharks Military Appreciation Game Watch the Jacksonville Sharks take on the San Jose SaberCats on Saturday, May 18th for their annual Military Appreciation game. Games are played at the Veterans Memorial Arena with kickoff beginning at 7 p.m. BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE TICKET FREE for anyone with a valid military I.D. This offer is open to Active Duty, Retirees, National Guard and Reserves. To pur chase tickets in advance, call (904) 621-0700 or present your military I.D. at the Box Office. The Rascals In ConcertTicket Drawing For the first time in 40 years, The Rascals are back together. Want to see The Rascals Once Upon a Dream con cert May 31 at the Times Union Center Moran Theater? Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is conducting a drawing for two pairs of tickets. The drawing is open to Active Duty (including those on active duty orders) only. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 22. To enter, email drawing@ usojax.com with the fol lowing information: LAST NAME, FIRST, MI, COMMAND, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER. USO Military Appreciation Night At The Jax Zoo Rescheduled Due to inclement weather Friday, May 3rd, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo has been rescheduled to July 26 from 6-9 p.m. Tri-County Rolling Militia Roller Derby League The Tri-County Rolling Militia Roller Derby League invites activeduty Military personnel, and their dependents, to attend their roller derby games in Orange Park, Florida. The Tri-County Rolling Militias adult roller derby team, the Jade Grenades, is an allfemale, full contact recre ational and competitive roller derby team based in Orange Park. Come out and experience the hardhitting action of womens flat-track roller derby the same roller derby that is currently under consideration for the 2020 Olympics! The Tri-County Rolling Militia (TCRM) has six remaining home games (or bouts as they are called in roller derby) for the 2013 sea son. The venue for these bouts is the Skate Station Funworks at 230 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park, Florida. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the bout begins at 6 p.m. The game dates are May 19, June 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meet ings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available. 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Intramural Sports May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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 Phil Sea Takes Softball-Photo by Rita HammerstadUSS Philippine Sea has taken to the field with flying colors. Their motto TEAM WINS on the sleeve of their uniform says it all. The teamwork paid off in their softball season with multiple awards including League Champions, Playoff Champions and Runner-up for the Dusk To Dawn All Night softball tournament held in April. They recently participated in the USSSA Military Classic Softball Tournament held in town at Davis Park and came home Intramural Division Champions. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 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 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 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 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 to activate ticket at front gate. 2705145 Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 Shipwreck Island Season Passes on Sale: $89.50 per pass. Passholders receive unlimited access to Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach as well as daily deals throughout the week and special dis counts on off-season and holiday events. 270-5145 Coke Zero 400 Tickets on sale. Race is July 5-6 at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at $31.00 for Subway Firecracker 250 General Admission Seating (July 5 only). Children under 12 are free in Sprint Fanzone or General Admission. 270-5145 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 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 Messdeck Bogeys Specials Thursday, May 16 Turkey Spinach Avocado Wrap with a Side, $7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Chicken Gumbo Friday, May 17 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich with a side, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, May 20 Buffalo Chicken Tender Sandwich with a Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chicken Noodle Tuesday, May 21 Shrinp PoBoy with a Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.50 Mahi Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Wednesday, May 22 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Onion Rings, and Bourbon Baked Beans, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.95 Blackened Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 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 Happy Mothers Day-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyGuests enjoyed a lovely all-you-can eat spread at Focsle Lounges Mothers Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. Items included eggs benedict, roast beef carving sta tion and omelets to-order. MWR Liberty Program Helps Mission House Cmdr. Scott Grover of ATG Mayport helps sort food by category collected into dif ferent bins. Volunteers from Naval Station Mayport joined the Liberty Program in assisting local Jacksonville Food Bank, Mission House, in the annual Postal Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. From 1-7 pm, volunteers assisted in picking up food from the nearby post office and sorting it at the Mission House Location. -Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMachinists Mate 1st Class Mark Leinaar Mayport Fuel assists in unloading canned food collected by local postal carriers. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com 26th Anniversary Of USS Stark AttackMayport Keeps Promise To Never ForgetFrom StaffNS Mayport will host ame morial ceremony on May 17 at Mayports Memorial Park. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and guest speaker for this years event is retired Rear Adm. George A. Huchting. 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 VicePresident of Navy Programs, consulting with Defense firms. While with Cypress International, and subsequently, he participated in various panels supporting the Missile Defense Agency focus areas. Most recently Adm. Huchting led the Operational Viability Assessment (OVA) for SBX-1 prior to the successful initial deployment of the SBX and XBR to the northern Pacific and Bering Sea for winter operations and participated in other SBX and BMDS Joint Training stud ies. He remains a Defense con sultant. On May 17, 1987, while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 37 Sailors died when two Iraqi missiles struck USS Stark. Despite the severe damage inflicted, the heroic efforts of Starks crew saved the ship. Stark was decommissioned at Mayport in 1999. In order to preserve the tradition once the ship was retired, the Naval Order of the United States, North Florida Commandery, assumed spon sorship for the memorial ser vice. Several members of the 1987 crew of Stark will attend the service. The service will feature accounts of some of the events that occurred following the attack, both aboard ship and here in Mayport, from crew and volunteers who worked to pro vide information and support services to the families of crew members. Mayports Memorial Park was established Aug. 1, 1987, with the dedication of the Stark monument. -Photo by Paige GnannNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane is joined by members of the Installation Energy Conservation Board for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly installed Energy Management Controls System. Some of Mayports top conserving departments and tenant commands helped cut the ribbon. Pictured from left, MWR Mayport Director Lonnie Kenney, SERMC Commanding Officer, Capt. Ronald Cook, Mayport Public Works Director Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Lavallee, Peter Wilk with Energy Systems Group, CHSMWL Capt. Daniel Boyles and Cochrane. See full story, Page 9.NS Mayport Online With Energy Savings USS Farragut Holds Change Of Command USS Farragut Public AffairsCmdr. William Musser relieved Cmdr. Glen B. Quast as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) during a change of command ceremony on May 10. Quast assumed com mand in October of 2011. He led Farragut through its Basic phase training, COMPTUEX with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, and 2012-2013 deploy ment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Farragut returned from its 10-month deployment in April of this year. Under his command, Farragut was awarded the Battle E for displaying excel lence in the areas of maritime warfare; engineer ing and survivability; and command, control, com munication and informa tion warfare (C4I). I am honored and humbled to stand here today as the Captain of a Battle E AEGIS Destroyer after an awesome nine and one half month deployment as the prod uct of great parents, an awesome crew, great -Photo by Paige GnannCapt. Logan Jones and Capt. Lyle Hall cut the cake with a ceremonial sword after a change of command ceremony for USS Vicksburg. Hall relieved Jones as commanding officer of the ship.Hall Takes Command USS Vicksburg PAOCapt. Lyle Hall relieved Capt. Logan Jones as commanding officer of USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during a change of com mand ceremony on May 10. The ceremony was held on the pier adjacent to the ship while under going maintenance in her homeport of Mayport, Florida. During Jones tour, he led the ship through intermediate and advanced phase training and an eight-month deployment to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet Areas of Responsibility. He assumed responsibility as the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Air Defense Commander overseeing one cruiser, three destroyers, four F-18 squadrons, 1 E-2C squadron, 1 EA-6B squadron, and four SH-60B helicopters. While in Fifth Fleet, -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Glen Quast reads his orders as he turns over command to Cmdr. William Musser during a change of command ceremony May 10.See Farragut, Page 6 See Vicksburg, Page 6

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, Tomorrow we will honor the 37 fallen Sailors of USS Stark during an annual memorial ceremony held at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. This is the 26th anniversary of the attack on the ship and I am proud of the continued commitment to never forget the shipmates we lost in 1987. Everyone is invited and encour aged to attend. Retired Rear Adm. George Huchting will be this years guest speaker and Finegan Elementary is providing a cho rus from the school to perform. This year, NS Mayport Second Class Petty Officers Association has teamed up with the Naval Order of the United States to coordinate the event. The SCPOA has really stepped up to make sure the Memorial Park is in top condi tion. Each month, they perform main tenance on the area, pulling weeds, putting down mulch and this last week end our shipmates spent a significant amount of time shining the ships bell from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV 42. The SCPOA has made the Mayport Memorial Park Their Own and it really shows Bravo Zulu Shipmates! We had a great time filming Naval Station Mayports version of the Harlem Shake with CSADD. If you havent had a chance to check it out yet, it has been uploaded to the Naval Station Mayport CSADD Facebook page or you can do a quick search for it on Youtube under CSADD TV Episode 3. The team also talks about Perform To Serve and having fun while still follow ing the rules. It was a great video and it pits CSADD Harlem Shake version ver sus the NS Mayport Department Heads version. Tough draw on who does a better job. But you can vote on your choice on the Facebook page through the end of the month. XO Cmdr. Pat Pickard said it best in the video Who says we dont have fun here at Planet Awesome? I know Im living the dream all day every day! We are currently conducting a Hurricane Exercise (HURREX/Citadel Gale-13) here at NS Mayport in conjunction with CNRSE, and local emergency and state personnel. Last years Tropical Storm Beryl was definitely a rude reminder of the power of these storms and the damage they can do. Even though hurricane season doesnt officially start until June 1, that doesnt mean you shouldnt be prepared now. Beryl hit Mayport and Jacksonville on May 27, bringing torrential rains and strong winds I lost a palm tree in my side yard at 0200! Make sure you have all of your contact information up to date with your com mand, including that of your family. If you havent already done it, now would a good time to have an evacuation plan in order, along with an emergency supply kit filled with blankets, clothing, flashlights and important papers, and dont forget about those family pets! Last week the marquis event in NE Florida took place THE PLAYERS Championship! I hope you all got a chance to take advantage of the free admission all week, enjoy the spec tacular amenities including free food and beverages at Patriots Outpost and a great concert by Dierks Bentley on Military Appreciation Day. They put on a fabulous show and I am always amazed at the support that Jacksonville venues, like THE PLAYERS show for those who can do anything but choose to serve their Nation. Finally, you all have heard a lot over the past year about sexual assault and sexual harassment within the Department Of Defense. This is a sub ject that I take very seriously, and this CRIME will not be tolerated on this Installation. Secretary Mabus told the Senate that he was angry about sexual assault in the Navy and we should all be angry too! We are a team and to achieve Team Victories the single most important tenant is the respect, trust and treatment of our teammates. Sexual assault tears our moral fabric apart, it negatively impacts our warfighting capability, violates our core values and the high standards of professionalism and personal discipline we are held accountable to. It takes courage to come forward and say you have been a victim. We have set up several avenues for support and I want to reiterate the fact that I will not tolerate it at this command. Lets continue to work together to eliminate this crime from our Service and eliminate the conditions that make this crime possible lets stay proactive and get to the left of it! Please continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil.Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSColleges, Careers. .All the Places You Can Go was the theme of The Success by Design Family Conference for middle school students and their parents/guardians presented Saturday, May 11 at Florida State College at Jacksonvilles Downtown Campus. It began at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and closed with a luncheon at 1 p.m. The conference is part of a larger initiative by Duval County Public Schools to strengthen the K-12 college and careerready pipeline. With a focus on middle school as the critical bridge between elementary and high school and then on to postsecondary, the conference gave stu dents an opportunity to attend workshops rang ing from Keeping Your Act Together to College Knowledge 101. Parents had an oppor tunity to attend work shops aimed at cultivating healthy families, financial literacy, and other parenting and education issues. Parents and students filled their tool kits with information needed on their path towards future success. This years conference targeted schools with the AVID program. The organizing committee hopes to expand the conference next year to all Duval middle schools. The parent sessions educated parents on ways to communicate, cop ing with day to day stress, and strengthening par ent-child relationships. Parent sessions included the following: Bullying and Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Parents & Caregivers, presented by Judy Cromartie, School Liaison Officer, NS Mayport; College Choice Process, presented by Wendell Webster, Enrollment Development Coordinator, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Financial Literacy, presented by Pete Hernandez, Outreach Representative, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Florida Department of Education; and Advocating for Your Child: Building Effective School Partnerships, presented by Dr. Chris Janson, Associate Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL. Student sessions con nected students to high school and postsecondary success with the following presentations: Appearance is Everything Building Resiliency College Knowledge 101 Cyber Awareness First Things First: Steps to Success in Middle School Keeping Your Act Together! (Goal Setting/ Time Management/ Decision Making) Straight from the Source: A Student Voices Panel Transition to High School This first conference for middle school students and families was a suc cess! More than 140 stu dents and parents attended. The closing session, which was followed with box lunches, promised an even larger conference next year. Participants were advised that the evaluation sheets would be used to upgrade ses sions and to provide additional sessions. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Colleges, CareersAll The Places You Can Go!Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingIn the Navy, we often focus on taking care of our physical fitness, but we can sometimes neglect our spiritual fitness, which is very important for our overall health and well being. What is spiritual fitness? Spiritual fit ness refers to ones spiri tual health and reflects how spirituality can help us to cope with challenges and to experience joy. Spirituality can be used in a general way to refer to what gives us meaning and purpose in life; this term can also be used more specifically to refer to how we practice our religion, philosophy, or way of life. Spirituality can be expressed by seeking to strengthen our selves and build healthy relationships with others; it can also be expressed by seeking to exercise faith and to develop a relationship with God through religious practices such as worship and prayer. Our spiritual fitness will become healthier as we practice our beliefs and participate in activities that support our spiritu ality. On the other hand, our spiritual fitness can become less healthy when we neglect our faith and spirituality. We all rec ognize the importance of physical exercise for our physical fitness, but we may not all understand the importance of spiri tual exercise for our spiritual fitness. So how can we check our spiritual fitness to see how we are doing? We are all familiar with hav ing a Physical Fitness Assessment, but is there a way to assess our spiri tual fitness? The Navy Chaplain Corps has developed a Spiritual Fitness Guide to help; it is a selfassessment tool each of us can use to consider our own spiritual condi tion. (You can search for Navy Spiritual Fitness Guide to see it online.) The Spiritual Fitness Guide can help us as individuals see how we are doing spiritually. We can identify areas of spiritual strength as well as areas where we have spiritual concerns and may need help and support. The main indicators that we are spiritually fit and healthy are: 1) we are engaged in lifes meaning and purpose, 2) we are hopeful about life and the future, 3) we make sound moral decisions, 4) we are fully engaged with our family, friends, and com munity, 5) we are able to forgive ourselves and others, 6) we are respectful of others, and 7) we are engaged in our core val ues and beliefs. Even though we may be doing well overall spiritu ally, all of us have spiri tual concerns sometimes and may experience spiritual stress. This can occur when our beliefs or values are disrupted and when our relationship with others or our relationship with God is threatened or challenged. If you have spiritual concerns and are spiri tually stressed, it can be helpful to talk with your chaplain. He or she can assist you in exploring your spiritual concerns and issues, provide men toring about relation ships and spiritual prac tices, and work with you to renew hope, faith, and purpose in your life. Please know that your chaplain cares and is devoted to helping you with your spiritual fitness and health. And remem ber that when you talk to a Navy chaplain, there is complete confidentiality. I pray that we all will take the opportunity to check how we are doing spiritually and that we will reach out for the help and sup port we need.Chap Luke Wilson Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSDont Forget Spiritual Fitness For Overall HealthFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport Employee of the Quarter (2nd quarter) luncheon/ presentation will be held at Ocean Breeze on May 29 at 11 a.m. Please come out and support the nominees. Pay $8 at the door. Nominees are as fol lows: Ella Hamilton, Housing Susan Rucker, FFSC Tom Burow, IT Tawana Davis, MWR Ronnie Barnes, Housing William Vermeulen, Air Ops Roy Lewis, PWD/ NAVFAC Michael Lewis, NGIS You must RVSP to Sandra Barrett by Friday, May 24 to ensure you have a seat.EOQ Lunch Tickets On Sale

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NS Mayport, NAVSEA Host 5th Annual International Frigate Working GroupBy Team Ships Public AffairsNaval Station Mayport and Naval Sea Systems Command hosted the fifth meeting of the International Frigate Working Group (IFWG) May 6-10, bringing together the current users of the Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7) class frigates. The navies currently operating the class meet annually to assess lessons learned and to discuss opportunities to improve capabilities, maintenance and support of these ships. The U.S. Navy currently operates 18 Perry-class frigates, all of which are slated for decommission ing in the next several years. A total of 34 Perryclass frigates are in use by partner navies, including Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Taiwan and Pakistan. Hosting responsibility for these yearly meetings rotates among IFWG membership. The International Frigate Working Group continues to provide an open and collaborative forum for the U.S. Navy and its international partners to exchange vital information to ensure these ships remain combat ready, said Rear Adm. Jim Shannon, NAVSEAs deputy com mander for surface war fare. Fostering commu nication and sustaining cooperative relationships with our international partners is a corner stone of the U.S. Navys global maritime strategy. These meetings provide a unique opportunity to share success stories, address challenges and establish initiatives to ensure these ships remain supportable throughout their service lives. The International Frigate Working group is an opportunity to pro mote communication between U.S. and allied partners in an effort to identify maintenance, obsolescence and logis tics issues impacting the class, and to also present alternatives for sustain ment and modernization programs. IFWG members recog nize that U.S. Navy sup port of the FFG 7 platform will become increasingly challenging as it decom missions the remaining 19 ships. IFWG provides an opportunity for improved cooperation between the U.S. and partner navies to improve communica tions, logistics support, gain efficiencies, and enhance long term readiness. Our collaborative approach to sharing knowledge and experi ences has proven to be immensely successful and informative in years past, said Shannon. We are looking forward to another opportunity to share the trials and suc cesses of this ship class with our partner navies to continue to make strides with some of the modernization challenges. NAVSEAs Surface Warfare Directorate is responsible for the main tenance and moderniza tion of non-nuclear sur face ships currently oper ating in the fleet. Through planned modernization and upgrade programs, the directorate equips todays surface ships with the latest technologies and systems to keep them in the fleet through their service lives. -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of the International Frigate Working Group stand outside of Building One during the fifth annual meeting hosted by NAVSEA and NS Mayport on May 6-10. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 THE PLAYERS Thank Military For ServiceFrom StaffHundreds of service members, retirees, reservists and their spous es came out on May 8 for the Military Appreciation Day program, A Salute to the United States Navy, held on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn. The program included pageant ry by military personnel, a perfor mance by the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Adm. Jack Scorby and 2005 tournament champion Fred Funk. Eagle Scout Nicholas Leisle led the audience and participants in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Red Starts of North Florida provided a spec tacular flyover. A performance by country music star Dierks Bentley concluded the Military Appreciation Day program. THE PLAYERS week was filled with activities that highlight the good side of sports, most notably, a commitment to honoring the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergDierks Bentley meets with service members before his concert at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass during Military Appreciation Day. Military appre ciation day was held in honor of service members, veterans, future service members and their families. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergService members salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass during Military Appreciation Day. Military appreciation day was held in honor of service members, veterans, future service members and their families. -Photo submittedDierks Bentley plays for a crowd of military service members, reservists, retirees and their families during the Military Appreciation Day program.-Photo submittedA crowd gathers on the lawn at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse to enjoy a concert by Dierks Bentley.-Photo submittedNaval Station Mayport Executive Officer,Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, reenlists Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) Daniel Daugherty at the Patriots Outpost at THE PLAYERS on May 8.-Photo submittedService members stand at parade rest outside of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse during the Military Appreciation Day program.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 5 Vietnam Wall Travels To Jacksonville Area Navy Public Affairs Element East, Detachment SoutheastMore than 500 people attended a ceremony at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 11 to honor service members who lost their lives during the Vietnam Conflict. The ceremony, hosted by the Green Cove Springs Junior High School Beta Club students, used the 300-feet long, six-feet tall Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as a backdrop for the ceremony. I can stand here and tell you that the wall is six feet at the apex, I can tell you that the east wing is 144 feet but thats not what this wall is about, said Greg Welsh, Vietnam Traveling Wall manager. This wall is about a young child; a boy or girl coming out for the first time seeing the name of an uncle or a grandfather that they only heard about at family events, Welsh added. Or maybe its Gold Star parents coming out and sharing some time with their son or daughter who life was taken so many years ago. One highlight of the ceremony was when guest speaker, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, commander, Navy Region Southeast, pre sented retired Warrant Officer Ernesto Serna with the Purple Heart for his bravery and efforts during the Vietnam War. I am incredibly hon ored to present a Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Serna, who earned 34 Air Medals throughout his distinguished career, said Scorby. Im especially honored to be here with the heroes who witnessed some of the defining moments of our nations history, he said. I want to thank all of our Vietnam veterans for their amazing service to our country. As the ceremony ended, the crowd that included many Vietnam veter ans and family members of those lost during the Vietnam War scrolled the wall and found and traced the name of their loved ones. Its kind of touching to come out here and actu ally get to touch the wall and see them in some form, Its very moving, said Lynn Burgess, friend of William Stalnecker. The boys who didnt come back and the ones that did, deserve a lot more than what they got when they returned. So this is a good reminder of what the Vietnam War really was. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was brought to the school after a student traveled to Washington, D.C. where he walked along the actual wall and was moved by the many names of those who never came home. When he returned to school, he mentioned that he wanted everyone to have the experience he had and a plan was hatched by the Beta Club members to bring the wall to Green Cove Springs. This is great for our community. It truly has been a community effort to bring the wall here. We raised nearly $10,000 through various fundraisers and speaking engage ments. And, many of the businesses here pitched in by donating goods and their time to make this happen, said Rachel Thompson, an eighth grader at the school and member of the Beta Club. Also helping out were members of VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville who spend hours landscaping the football field grounds, painting the stadium and participating in the cer emony. It truly has been a collaboration of many, many people over many, many hours to make this all happen. But what a great experience for our community and these students, said AECS Jeannette Wright of VP-62, who coordinated the community service events for the Sailors.-Photo by Kaylee LaRocqueSenior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) John Ballard, left, and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class (SW) Fernando Perez of USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) move a section of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 9.Photo by Kaylee LaRocqueOS2(SW) Benjamin Wright, left, and MM2(SW) Darron Phillips of USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) carry railing in preparation of setting up the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 9. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyRear Adm. John C. Scorby, Commander Navy Region Southeast presents the Purple Heart to Ernesto Serna. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyA Veteran reads over the names of fallen service members displayed on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. -Photo by MC2(SW) Marcus L. StanleyRear Adm. John C. Scorby, commander Navy Region Southeast and John E. Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, carry a wreath during a ceremony in honor of servicemembers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

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FFSC Workshops, Classes 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 16, 9 a.m. noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. May 20-24, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 Designed for Military personnel within 90-180 days of leaving the mili tary. The seminar focus es on benefits for service members and their fam ily members. Participants receive help in translat ing their military acquired skills into civilian lan guage and are exposed to the civilian job mar ket and how to success fully compete in the civilian employment arena; learning about resumes, employment interviews and marketing them selves. If you are within a minimum of 180 days of leaving the military see your career counselor for a quota for this highly successful program. May 20, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop Building 1 Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. May 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 This workshop is for those who are develop ing a rough resume and for those who are close to the perfecting theirs. We will work in a small group format to review and provide input on participants resumes. This unique learning method helps participants real ize that we can all be experts and that we can get great input from our peers. FFSC Staff will participate and provide input on individual resumes. A completed rough resume will be required. 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 -Photo by MCC William TownsendMembers of NS Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) man a phone booth at First Coast News to talk about services available to military and their spouses on May 8.NEX Expands Price Match Policy To OnlineFrom NEXCOMThe NEX has made a big change to its Price Match Policy. The NEX will now match prices to Walmart.com, Target. com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Sears. com, ToysRUs.com and BabiesRUs.com. We expanded our Price Match Policy to be more responsive to our cus tomers, said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). More people are shop ping online for their pur chases and we want to assure them that they can get the same price at their NEX, so we are now matching major online retailers. The qualifying competitive online price may be presented on a mobile device such as a tablet computer or smartphone. If the price difference is $10 or less, the price will be matched on the spot. No proof is required. If the lower price on one of the online sites listed above is more than $10, the price may be verified by a NEX associate or supervisor. As before, the NEX will continue to match the regular, everyday shelf price or advertised price in a local competitors current advertisement. Customers should present the advertised price in the form of a printed adver tisement or displayed on a mobile marketing device such as a tablet computer or smartphone. The NEX also has a 14-day price guarantee, so if you find the identi cal item for less at the NEX within 14 days of the original purchase we will match the lower price. The same 14 day price guarantee applies to a local competitors adver tisement or at a qualifying on line retailer; the NEX will match the price. Items already on lay away also qualify for a price reduction due to a competitors lower price or the NEX 14-day price guarantee. This new and improved price match policy is the best in the retail business, said Tess Paquette, Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, NEXCOM. The NEX is the only retailer to match everyday shelf prices and major online retailers as well as offer the 14-day price guarantee. We want our customers to know they will find the prod ucts they need at the best possible price when they shop our stores. We are excited to offer this new policy which will help ensure that they do. For details and more information about the price matching policy and all NEX policies, log onto www.mynavyexchange. com/command/custom er_service/price_match. html or stop in and speak with a NEX associate. he also served for three months as the NAVCENT/ CTF 50 Regional Air Defense Commander. Under his command, the crew of Vicksburg was honored with the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the 2012 CNO Safety Award, and the prestigious Battle Efficiency E award. Jones next assignment will be as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Annapolis, MD. Hall is the 16th commanding officer in USS Vicksburg (CG 69). A native of Cement, Oklahoma, Hall gradu ated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Previously, Hall commanded USS Taylor (FFG 50) and served as Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 24. chiefs, great officers, and an awesome wife, reflected Quast. He went onto thank the crew for everything they have done over the last 18 months. Quast will report to the United States Naval Academy to become the Seamanship and Navigation Academic Department Head. Guest speaker Capt. Paul Flood, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 14, praised Quast for his successful leadership of Farragut during his tour. Musser takes command of Farragut after serving as her Executive Officer since October 2011. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1996 and completed sea tours onboard USS Wasp (LHD1), USS McFaul (DDG-74), and USS Carney (DDG64). During shore duty, Musser served on the OPNAV staff, the per sonal staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Strategic Action Group (N00Z), and, at the U. S. Pacific Command as the Data Fusion/ Ballistic Missile Defense Integration officer and executive assistant to the Director of Operations (J-3). He graduated with distinction from the Naval Post Graduate School with a Masters degree in National Security Affairs. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and a variety of unit and campaign awards. I feel extraordinarily blessed to take command of an outstanding warship manned by our Navys finest Sailors, said Musser. Cmdr Quast has been instrumental to Farraguts success, and I am com mitted to continuing his high standards and positive leadership. Farragut is entering a summer-long main tenance period at Naval Station Mayport in Florida. From Page 1VicksburgVolunteering?Is your command, department or POA participating in a local community relations project? Get your command and the organization highlighted in The Mirror! Call 270-7817 ext. 1012 or email mayportmirror@comcast.netFrom Page 1Farragut 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Sammy B. Port Call In Greece-Photo by Paul FarleyA messenger line is heaved ashore as the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrives for a port visit in Souda Bay, Greece. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Tickets On Sale For Battle Of Midway DinnerFrom Navy League MayportThe Navy League of Mayport is hosting the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for this years event, which will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Renaissance Resort Hotel, World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The keynote speaker is Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Numerous Veterans of the Battle of Midway and several widows of these Veterans, and Veterans of all branches of the mili tary have been invited to attend this years din ner. Additionally, Medal of Honor recipients and former Prisoners of War from the local area who have heroically answered the call of duty will also be in attendance. Come meet these national treasurers and hear their adventures first hand. The evening prom ises to be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navys greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Ticket costs are: Active Duty E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to O3, $35; O4 to O5, $45, O6 and above, civil ians, and retirees, $65. The evening includes fine dining and enter tainment. Uniform will be O4 and above din ner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civil ian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1800, dinner at 1900. Tickets are mandatory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner Tickets may be purchased from the fol lowing locations: Bob Price, Phone 904-718-2118; email: bpricex4@comcast.net Augustine: Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814; email: anuday00@aol.comBeaches Vets Hold Memorial Day ProgramFrom BVMP Project CoordinatorThe Beaches Veterans will hold a Memorial Day Program honoring our fallen Veterans and those Chaplains who died supporting them in combat since the Revolutionary War at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park at the inter section of Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a High School Drill Team Exhibition, followed by the Memorial program at 2 p.m. The Right Reverend Charles Lovett Keyser, Past Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces of the United States, will dedicate The Chaplains Memorial Garden to those brave men who gave their lives for their God and Country. Please bring chairs or blankets since seating is limited and share your time in commemorating this year of remem brance for our lost family members and the conflicts in which they gave their lives. The program will proceed in the American Legion 316 Great Hall in case of in climate weather. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 7

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-Photo by Paige GnannNS Mayport Energy Manager, Lt. Shawn Talley, demonstrates the capabilities of the the new Energy Management Controls System (EMCS) currently being used to regulate building temperatures thoughout the naval station. Once fully online, the system will manage heating and air conditioning units (HVAC) throughout the base in one central location.Controls On Thermostat Help Save Big On EnergyEditorMembers of the Naval Station Mayports Installation Energy Conservation Board gathered outside of Building One on May 7 for a ribbon cutting cer emony to celebrate the integration of a $3.3 million energy project that will keep Mayports thermostats on the same dial. Direct Digital Controls (DDC) are currently being installed in buildings throughout the naval station to direct ly link to the an Energy Management Controls System (EMCS). Once fully online, the system will manage the heating and air conditioning units (HVAC) of 56 buildings in one central location. Mayport Public Works is currently working with Energy Systems Group to install the DDC and eliminate zoned thermostats within the buildings. According to NS Mayport Energy Manager, Lt. Shawn Talley, the new sys tem can customize temperature settings based on building occupancy times; align workspace temperatures with rec ommended energy efficient settings; and provide real-time tracking to help iden tify problems faster. Initial energy savings are showing an average of 20-25 percent reduction in the buildings energy consumption, Talley said. The system will eneable centralized controls of the temperature setpoints according to CNIC guidance. Additionally, it will provide improved response to any problems with the buildings mechanical [HVAC] systems to help Public Works better serve the naval station. So far appoximately 58 percent of the project has been completed with around 15 of the 56 buildings fully online with the EMCS, including Building One. The energy savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 which requires specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent by fiscal year 2015. Mayport has worked diligently to lower its energy consumption, already receiving the FY12 Enenrgy Water Management Award Gold Level of Achievement. Career Intermission Program Revisions Open Positions, Change Leave PolicyDiversity and Inclusion Public AffairsNew guidance for the Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP), released with the update of OPNAVINST 1330.2B, includes a provision that now permits Full Time Support (FTS) personnel to apply for CIPP. Announced in NAVADMIN 125/13, the revised instruction authorizes FTS per sonnel the option to participate in CIPP, which was previously closed to all Navy Reserve Sailors. These changes were in direct response to feedback we received from the fleet, said Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel. CIPP allows us to meet the short-term needs of our Sailors, while ensuring they stay Navy for the long term. These impor tant changes will now allow us take that mission further, providing more Sailors the opportunity to utilize this valuable program. The revised instruction also authorizes up to 60 days of accrued unused leave to be carried over through a CIPP par ticipants intermission. It also clarifies authorization for disability processing, allowing participants that are critical ly injured or ill to be treated under the same provisions as a member serving on active duty. CIPP presents a unique opportunity for Sailors to take a career intermission from the Navy, without penalty, and return to active duty to complete a successful Navy career. During their time in CIPP, partici pants retain their full medical and den tal benefits for themselves and their dependents, as well as exchange and commissary benefits. Participants also receive a small monthly stipend equal to 1/15th of their basic pay. Members may also choose a Navy-funded permanent change of station move to anywhere in the continental United States when entering the program. Upon returning to Active Duty, the CIPP participants date of rank/service is adjusted day for day to account for their intermission, ensuring participants compete in promotion boards with people at the same experience level. Twenty officer applications and twen ty enlisted applications are accepted for the program each year. Interested applicants must first submit an electronic package to Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion (OPNAV N134) program manager for consideration. Packages are then reviewed for eligibility and routed to the members detailer com munity managers before final approval by the Commander of Navy Personnel Command. All program participants will return to active duty at the end of the period prescribed and will incur a two-to-one service obligation for every month in the program. This obligation is in addition to any previously existing obligation. Time spent in the IRR will not count towards retirement, computation of total years of commissioned service, or high year tenure limitations. Sailors who are interested in learn ing more or applying to the Career Intermission Pilot Program can visit http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/support/tflw/Pages/CIPP.aspx.> For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel Office of Diversity and Inclusion, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnpdiversity/. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 9

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Stocking Up For Trip Back -Photo by Paul FarleyCapt. John Esposito, commander of Destroyer Squadron 60, speaks to the crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) during an all-hands call. Robert G. Bradley, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime operations and theater security cooperation efforts. -Photo by Paul FarleySailors move supplies aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) following its arrival for a scheduled port visit. NS Mayport Conducts HURREX/Citadel Gale 2013 ExerciseFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport is currently participat ing in the U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) led hurricane preparedness exercise, HURREX/Citadel Gale 2013, May 13-24. The purpose of this annual exercise is to pre pare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse weather conditions. HURREX/CITADEL GALE 13 will involve three simulated storm systems developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. All Navy commands with personnel in these regions will participate, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weath er instructions and pro cedures and account ing for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). There will be no U.S. Navy ship movements associated with this exer cise. An order to set tropical cyclone condition of readiness (COR) 5 for all NS Mayport departments and tenant commands has been released. Mayport will remain in COR 5 throughout the hurricane season to ensure a state of readiness is maintained. Certain preparatory actions are required within each COR in order to properly secure the installation and prepare per sonnel. The level of preparation increases with the progression of each COR level (i.e. from picking up loose gear in COR 5, to removing awnings in COR 3, to reporting to shelters in COR 1). To ensure readiness, Sailors, civilian employ ees, and their families should make hurricane preparations now and review those preparations periodically throughout the year. When a hurri cane approaches, ships may be ordered to sortie and aircraft may evacuate. Any final hurricane prep arations will fall onto family members who must be prepared to assume the burden of self-protec tion and survival in the absence of their spouse. Making preparations now, to include developing an evacuation plan and assembling a survival kit, is the best way to avoid problems and confusion associated with last min ute storm preparations. Actions to be taken before the storm. plan. Having a plan will allow for timely evacu ation should military or local authorities order an evacuation. In many cases, voluntary evacua tion may be prudent even if authorities dont order a mandatory evacua tion. If possible, plan to stay at the home of a family member or friend out side the reach of the hur ricane. If your plan is to stay at a hotel/motel, call well in advance to ensure vacancy because rooms fill quickly. Plan multiple routes as traffic conges tion is likely. If possible, travel with family, neigh bors or friends. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and has a full tank of gas. Obtain a reentry pass from your local municipality if you reside east of the inter-coastal waterway. have comprehensive coop plans that have been exercised. Mission critical and mission essential per sonnel should be identi fied and re-entry passes obtained. plies on hand and a sur vival kit ready, regardless of your evacuation deci sion. Some recommend ed items to have in your survival kit include, but are certainly not limited to: change of clothing, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags/blankets, first aid kit with essential prescription medications, battery operated radio, flashlights, extra batteries and chargers, eyeglasses, games or toys for chil dren, important papers, bottled drinking water, canned food, can opener. for pets. Most shelters and hotels will not allow pets. Ensure pets have iden tification tags, current license and shots are up to date. yard. between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning. Review your insurance policy. Now is the time to get hurricane smart. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Jax Vets awarded Congressional Gold Medal4th Fleet Public AffairsTwo Jacksonville area Veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold medal during a ceremony at City Hall May 2 in downtown Jacksonville. The award recipients Vincent Calhoun, and Leroy Jones, Jr both attended Marine Corps boot camp at Camp Motford Point in North Carolina at a time when African Americans were segregated and forced to train separately. After the completion of boot camp both went on to serve in World War II. Jones discussed his desire to serve his country and in the Marines. I was excited when I found out I had the opportunity to serve my country, I knew it would be a challenge but it is something I am glad I was able to do then and now. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 allowing African Americans to be recruited in the Marine Corps. African American recruits received basic training at Montford Point. Between 1942 and 1949 there were 19,168 African American recruits trained at Montford Point. Of those Marines over 13,000 served overseas during the war. Most were assigned to ammunition and depot companies and brought ammunition and supplies to the front lines and returned wounded and dead to the transport ships. At the end of the war, all but 1500 were discharged at the conve nience of the government. In July of 1948, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 negating segregation and in September 1949, Montford Point was deactivated ending seven years of segregation. The camp was renamed Camp Johnson after Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Hashmark Johnson, one of the first African Americans to join the Marine Corps. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress for distinguished achievement. President Barrack Obama signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines on November 23, 2011. The presenting official for the ceremony was Marine Brig. Gen. W. Blake Crowe, Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, South. From the Commandant of the Marine Corps, I say thank you for your service, this recognition is long overdue. Crowe went on this discuss not only the importance of recognizing Jones and Calhoun, but making sure all Montford Point Marines were recognized. Get the word out, go to your neighborhoods, talk to your family, so that all of these Marines can be recognized. The Montford Point Marine Association is a non-profit Veteran organization created to recognize the contributions of those who served there. For more information please visit their website at http://www. montfordpointmarines.com. -Photo by MC1 Sean AllenBrig. Gen. W. Blake Crowe, Commander United States Marine Corps Forces, South, presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Leroy James Jr. during a cermony in Jacksonville, Fla. May 2. Jones a former Marine attended Marine Corps boot camp at Camp Montford Point in North Carolina at a time when African Americans were segregated and forced to train separately. After the completion of boot camp he went on to serve in World War II. President Barack Obama signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines on Nov. 23, 2011. Adventure Landing Night The annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6-11 p.m. Wristbands for our annual fun evening at Adventure Landing will go on sale Today beginning at NOON. Wristbands will be on sale for $2 each and will be available for pur chase by ACTIVE DUTY and families only (Guard and Reserves on active orders eligible). They will be on sale at your Mayport USO, NAS Jax USO and a limited num ber at Kings Bay ITT. Save the date for this annual sold out event! Jacksonville Sharks Military Appreciation Game Watch the Jacksonville Sharks take on the San Jose SaberCats on Saturday, May 18th for their annual Military Appreciation game. Games are played at the Veterans Memorial Arena with kickoff beginning at 7 p.m. BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE TICKET FREE for anyone with a valid military I.D. This offer is open to Active Duty, Retirees, National Guard and Reserves. To pur chase tickets in advance, call (904) 621-0700 or present your military I.D. at the Box Office. The Rascals In ConcertTicket Drawing For the first time in 40 years, The Rascals are back together. Want to see The Rascals Once Upon a Dream con cert May 31 at the Times Union Center Moran Theater? Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is conducting a drawing for two pairs of tickets. The drawing is open to Active Duty (including those on active duty orders) only. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 22. To enter, email drawing@ usojax.com with the fol lowing information: LAST NAME, FIRST, MI, COMMAND, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER. USO Military Appreciation Night At The Jax Zoo Rescheduled Due to inclement weather Friday, May 3rd, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo has been rescheduled to July 26 from 6-9 p.m. Tri-County Rolling Militia Roller Derby League The Tri-County Rolling Militia Roller Derby League invites activeduty Military personnel, and their dependents, to attend their roller derby games in Orange Park, Florida. The Tri-County Rolling Militias adult roller derby team, the Jade Grenades, is an allfemale, full contact recre ational and competitive roller derby team based in Orange Park. Come out and experience the hardhitting action of womens flat-track roller derby the same roller derby that is currently under consideration for the 2020 Olympics! The Tri-County Rolling Militia (TCRM) has six remaining home games (or bouts as they are called in roller derby) for the 2013 sea son. The venue for these bouts is the Skate Station Funworks at 230 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park, Florida. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the bout begins at 6 p.m. The game dates are May 19, June 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available. 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Intramural Sports May 21: Mens Tennis Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 3; season ends Sept. 19. 270-5451. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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 Phil Sea Takes Softball-Photo by Rita HammerstadUSS Philippine Sea has taken to the field with flying colors. Their motto TEAM WINS on the sleeve of their uniform says it all. The teamwork paid off in their softball season with multiple awards including League Champions, Playoff Champions and Runner-up for the Dusk To Dawn All Night softball tournament held in April. They recently participated in the USSSA Military Classic Softball Tournament held in town at Davis Park and came home Intramural Division Champions. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 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 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 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 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 to activate ticket at front gate. 2705145 Blue Man Group at Universal Studios: Active duty, retirees, reservists and children only pay $29 per ticket; Regular tickets $44 per person. 270-5145 Shipwreck Island Season Passes on Sale: $89.50 per pass. Passholders receive unlimited access to Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach as well as daily deals throughout the week and special dis counts on off-season and holiday events. 270-5145 Coke Zero 400 Tickets on sale. Race is July 5-6 at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at $31.00 for Subway Firecracker 250 General Admission Seating (July 5 only). Children under 12 are free in Sprint Fanzone or General Admission. 270-5145 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 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 Messdeck Bogeys Specials Thursday, May 16 Turkey Spinach Avocado Wrap with a Side, $7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Chicken Gumbo Friday, May 17 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, Vegetable and a Roll, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich with a side, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, May 20 Buffalo Chicken Tender Sandwich with a Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Side, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with a Side, $6.95 Steak Caesar Salad, $10.95 Soup: Chicken Noodle Tuesday, May 21 Shrinp PoBoy with a Side, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.50 Mahi Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 Soup: Beef Noodle Wednesday, May 22 8 Oz NY Strip Steak, Onion Rings, and Bourbon Baked Beans, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries, Chips Or Slaw, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Fries, Chips or Slaw, $6.95 Blackened Mahi on Mixed Greens, $8.95 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 Happy Mothers Day-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyGuests enjoyed a lovely all-you-can eat spread at Focsle Lounges Mothers Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. Items included eggs benedict, roast beef carving station and omelets to-order. MWR Liberty Program Helps Mission House Cmdr. Scott Grover of ATG Mayport helps sort food by category collected into different bins. Volunteers from Naval Station Mayport joined the Liberty Program in assisting local Jacksonville Food Bank, Mission House, in the annual Postal Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. From 1-7 pm, volunteers assisted in picking up food from the nearby post office and sorting it at the Mission House Location. -Photos by Sarah BarthelemyMachinists Mate 1st Class Mark Leinaar Mayport Fuel assists in unloading canned food collected by local postal carriers. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, May 16, 2013 13

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