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Mirror (Mayport, FL) ( March 11, 2013 )

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Creation Date: March 11, 2013
Publication Date: 06-06-2013

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Title: Mirror (Mayport, FL)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Naval Station Mayport, Public Affairs Office
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, FL
Creation Date: March 11, 2013
Publication Date: 06-06-2013

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Furlough Mondays At CommissaryDefense Commissary AgencyWhen furloughs are imple mented, most military com missaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agencys top offi cial said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. We know that any disrup tion in commissary operations will impact our patrons. Also, we understand the tre mendous burden this places on our employees, who, when fur loughed, will lose 20 percent of their pay, said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCAs director and CEO. We determined that Monday closures would present the least pain for our patrons, employ ees and industry partners, Jeu added. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed. The 148 stores that rou tinely close on Mondays would also close the next normal day of operation. Other than the fur lough day, there are no other changes planned for store oper ation hours. The announcement comes as DeCA follows Department of Defense protocols related to the automatic federal gov ernment budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. Like most DOD activities, DeCA is mandated by DOD to furlough its civil service employees. Furlough notices are scheduled to be delivered to DeCA employees between May 28 and June 5. DeCA has 247 commissar ies with more than 16,000 employees operating in 13 countries and two U.S. territo ries. Furloughs will impact all of DeCAs more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees. As sequestration contin ues, commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local stores operating schedule by going to www.commissaries.com, click ing on the Locations tab, then Alphabetical Listing, find ing their store and clicking on local store information. Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCAs plan for this bud get-cutting measure is subject to change. DeCA decided on Monday closures after weighing the potential disruption to patrons and suppliers of having rolling furloughs, where closure dates would differ from store to store. Universal Monday closures are less disruptive to shoppers and the agencys industry partners -vendors, suppliers and dis tributors -who deliver prod ucts daily to DeCAs commis saries. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and local national employees. Because they are not U.S. government employ -Starting On July 8 Discount On GasFrom StaffMayport NEX Gas Mart is offering 20 cents per gallon dis count on gasoline with car wash pur chase at the pump. Use your credit card or NEX gift card (at the pump), pur chase a car wash and receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas. Battle Of RibsFrom StaffNEX Mayport will host its second annual Battle of the Ribs contest on June 14. The event is open to all Mayport commands. Email pamela.haley@nex web.org for details. Juding starts at noon. Ribs and side dishes will be on sale. See Commissary, Page 11A New Way To ReenlistCareer Navigator Goes OnlineBy Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe Navy is bring ing together all enlisted career management poli cies, processes and mul tiple information tech nology systems under the umbrella of the Career Navigator pro gram in order to provide Sailors with tools and information to plan and execute their career deci sions as announced in NAVADMINs 149/13 and 150/13 released May 30. Our goal is to pro vide Sailors with career opportunities across the continuum of Active and Reserve service, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of military per sonnel plans and policy. We have dismantled PTS and created a reen listment process that is more advantageous for Sailors. Were simplifying the process and provid ing information sooner, giving our Sailors inter active capability that will enable more transparency and feedback capabil ity and ultimately allow Sailors to be more active ly involved in managing their careers. Career Navigator will use Career Waypoints (formerly Fleet RIDE) as the IT system that sup ports key Sailor deci sions about which way to go next in their career. Career Waypoints will include the enlisted career management pro cesses that allow Sailors to give their intentions to reenlist, reclassify, desig nate into a rate, convert or transition between the Active Component and Reserve Component. Accordingly these pro cesses will be called: Reenlistment (formerly Perform To Serve (PTS)), Reclassification (formerly production management office (PMO)), PACT des ignation (formerly rating entry for general appren tice (REGA)), Conversion and Transition. Changes to the system, policy and process names will occur in the next few months. Beginning June 3, Sailors will receive results of reenlistment applica tions earlier and the process will align with orders negotiation. Sailors will find out if theyve been approved sooner, and have more time to apply for orders through the Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID), in the Reenlistment Career Waypoint for active duty. All Sailors will con tinue to indicate their intentions to reenlist or separate with their See Career, Page 7 In This Edition -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyServicemembers from each branch of the military and a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps salute during a special tribute for POW/MIA at the 16th Annual Battle of Midway Dinner in St. Augustine, Fla. The ceremony commemorated the United States victory at Midway Island over Japan, which was a critical turning point during WWII.Battle Of Midway Vets Honored NPASE The largest celebra tion for the Battle of Midway took place at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, June 1. The Mayport and St. Augustine Florida Councils hosted the 16th Annual Battle of Midway Commemoration dinner with more than 800 peo ple in attendance includ ing 15 Midway Veterans. Its good to get togeth er like this, said Marlin Crider, a Radioman 2nd Class during the Battle, I wish that high school students and more people knew about the Battle of Midway. Considered by some to be the most influen tial conflict during WWII, the Battle of Midway was a three-day war on the Pacific Ocean between the U.S. and Japanese navies from 4-7 June 1942, in which the U.S. defeated Japan serving them their worst naval defeat in over 350 years. I think it was one of the greatest battles in the his tory of Naval warfare and I was proud to be apart of it, said retired Lt. Cmdr. William Roy. We turned the Japanese tide from winning to losing, and that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific. Guest speaker for the evening Adm. Bill E. Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, See Midway, Page 6

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 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 Studies show that by the end of fifth grade children without summer learning opportunities are nearly three years behind their peers in reading. So what can you do to Stop Summer Learning Loss? To avoid Summer Slide that loss of learned skills and knowledge from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next year you need to make sure that your child is actively reading and learning throughout the summer. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nations oldest and largest childrens literacy orga nization, believes there is no better time than this summer to begin helping our children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. Motivating children to read through out the year is essential to building lifelong readers, says Carol H. Rasco, presi dent and CEO of RIF. And reading is the doorway to all other learning. Experts agree that chil dren who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide back ward. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 per cent of the school year.... Its common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills. Most children will benefit fromexposure to educational activities to help maintain their skills and get them started on the right foot come fall. Whether he is enrolled in a summer camp, partici pating in online/virtual learning, engaged in dis guised learning, or enjoy ing a learning vacation, he can be learning. Online/Virtual learn ing is available through Floridas Department of Education. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Connections Academy have partnered to become Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT). This new online partnership fea tures tuition-free school for students in grades K-5 (returning families only) and 9-12. If you wish for your child to take a credit course for summer, please contact your childs school counselor for per mission. Websites which can provide free and fun summer online learning include the following: www.thinkfinity.org/ games-and-tools [K-12 fun games and activities for long summer days] www.khanacademy. org [ all ages 2100 vid eos & self-paced exercises covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history] www.coolmath.com [fun games, puzzles, and more all related to math] http://freerice.com [great vocabulary game which donates 10 grains of free rice to United Nations World Food Program for each answer you get right. Adults can play too!!!] Disguised learning has been the hallmark of great parenting forever. Whether you are shop ping, cooking, working on the car, or attending a sports event, you can cre ate learning experiences for your child. Shopping allows you to teach about price comparison while cooking invites lessons on nutrition and mea surements dry and wet. Working on the car involves the use of new tools and measurements. Baseball has statistics galore. How is that ERA calculated? Taking a trip to the Grand Canyon or just down the road to Hanna Park? Use this vacation or day trip as an oppor tunity to teach planning, time management, inter net resources, and maybe even calculating gas con sumption. Prior to leav ing, use the internet to research the history of your destination and ask your child to report on various aspects of the site during your travel. Whatever you do to keep the learning active, have fun with it! Visit your local library for Jacksonville Public Librarys Dig Into Reading program. Signs up began June 1 online at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Go to the library as often as once per week begin ning June 11 through Aug. 2 with your childs reading log to receive a weekly prize. By reading 10 books, your child will receive a FREE BOOK of his very own. Free books will be distributed Aug. 1-17. This is a fun, active way for stopping the summer slide. 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.Stop Summer Learning Loss With ReadingJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingThere is certainly a lot of advice out there for strengthening marriages. I have noticed, however, that there is not a whole lot of guidance for people who are not yet married, but are looking for mean ingful relationships. Unfortunately there is a lot of bad information from Hollywood that leads many people to begin a relationship on shaky ground. Whether you are in a relationship now and want to strengthen it, or you are seeking to devel op a meaningful relation ship in the future, what you do now will build the foundation for your rela tionship. Here are a few things you can do now for your self to improve your future relationship, even if you dont yet know who it will be with. LEARN TO BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF. It is easy to think that relationships build your selfesteem. That isnt really self-esteem. By nature, self-esteem cannot be attached to somebody else. However, many people get involved in rela tionships because they believe they need it to be happy. As long as you need a relationship and feel like you cant live a good happy life without it, you wont be able to be happy with it either. People who are desperate to find somebody often make poor deci sions about who they pur sue, and may pretend to be something they are not to impress that person. If they cant love you for who you really are, then it isnt love anyway. UNDERSTAND WHAT LOVE REALLY IS. Movies portray love as some incomprehensible and irresistible force of fate that imposes itself on our will. We are led to believe that we cannot control love, but that it controls us. Once we have fallen in love we are often com pletely consumed by it, to our joy if the love is reciprocated, or to our misery if it is not. This is not love, but infatuation. This belief will destroy your relationships faster than just about anything because it implies that you are powerless in the love relationship. The truth is that love is a choice that must be made every day. The responsibility for love lies squarely on your shoul ders. True love comes Chap Justin Top Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSPreparing For True Love Starts With YourselfPlan Now For All Types Of HazardsFrom the City of JacksonvilleHurricane season start ed Saturday, but the pub lic should prepare now for any emergency. Proper planning can help people have the right plan in place to respond and recover from emer gencies not just storms, but fires, floods and other hazards. The city of Jacksonville and leaders of the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida and Duval County Emergency Management are provid ing resources to assist residents and business owners with precautions in 2013. The city and agen cies participated in a statewide emergency preparedness exercise last month to prepare Emergency Operations Centers across Florida for the impending Hurricane Season that started June 1. Residents can plan ahead using resources available through the JaxReady emergency preparedness program administered by Duval County Emergency Management, the Red Cross and partner agen cies. Were reinforcing our plans for recovery and you should be too, said Mayor Brown. I encour age everyone to think ahead and have a plan. Think about what it will take to reopen the doors or get back into your home after a disaster strikes. You can never pre pare too much. The public can go to JaxReady.com to find information about build ing a kit with 72 hours of food, water and supplies, and to create and use a plan for people who have to stay at home or evacu ate during an emergency. There is also information about current conditions, and how to seek assis tance and recover from storms. The time that you and your family invest in preparing today helps all of us during the recov ery process,said Jack Morgan, CEO of the North Florida Region of the American Red Cross. We know that when communities are prepared before a disaster strikes; the bet ter communities are able to recover financially, emotionally and physi cally. JaxReady also includes information about how people with special medi cal needs can register for sheltering and transportation needs. Anyone with special medical needs assistance can find infor mation about how to reg ister at JaxReady.com or by calling Duval County Emergency Management at (904) 630-2489. This year, the Brown administration spear headed a public-private partnership at no cost to taxpayers to produce and distribute the annual emergency preparedness guide. The JaxReady pub lication is in this edition of The Mirror and also made available at vari ous government build ings and by the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida. The guide is also online at JaxReady.com, the online home of Duval County Emergency Management. The partnership includes Times-Union Media, publishers of the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, and broadcast partner First Coast News on WJXX (ABC 25) and WTLV (NBC 120, as well as WJCT (89.9 FM), the local home of NPR and PBS. from hard work and sacri fice. Even if there is such thing as love at first sight (which I doubt), it is noth ing in comparison to love after years of sacrifice and service to each other. CHOOSE WHO YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO. If love is a choice, then you can begin now to train yourself to be attracted to the kind of people that you can really love and respect. Sometimes people get in relationships with a person they would never consider marrying because it is exciting or they are attracted to them physically or emotional ly. They rationalize that the relationship is just for fun. But it doesnt usu ally work out the way they expect. Infatuation will over come reason. In they end they have trained them selves to be attracted to the type of people who they knew wouldnt be good to marry. Mentally program yourself to be attracted to goodness, integrity, and the types of attributes that are most likely to lead to a happy family life. BECOME THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU WOULD WANT TO LOVE. Many people say that opposites attract. While that may be true sometimes on a superficial level, people are attracted on a deeper level to those who hold the same values. For example, women who focus on their appearance and being sexually attractive will attract and be attracted to the kind of men who seek above all else for a sexy woman. Thus, their rela tionship will be based on that type of physical attraction. Those who place high value on spirituality will be more attracted to those with the same values. If you are going to bars and clubs to find a rela tionship you are more likely to build a rela tionship on that lifestyle because you and the per son you find place more value in it. So, if you have a histo ry of attracting to wrong kind of people, take a look at yourself and ask why. If you want to attract some body who is affection ate, thoughtful, spiritual, intelligent, hardworking, etc. you should seek to develop those character istics within yourself, and go to the places where people share those values.

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 RGB Returns From Deployment USS Robert G. Bradley Public Affairs OfficerGuided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) and embarked HSC 22 Detachment 5 returned to their home port of Mayport, Florida on May 28 after com pleting a seven-month deployment to 6th Fleet area of responsibility. RGB departed Mayport on Oct. 31, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean with USNS Patuxent before entering the 6th Fleets area of responsibility. During deployment, RGB conducted 29 Sea and Anchor details while visiting Souda Bay, Greece, Naples, Italy, Augusta Bay, Sicily, and Punta Delgada, Portugal. During these port visits, 44 RGB Sailors partici pated in three community relations projects, helping out at the Abbey of San Vincenzo, Mondragone Orphanage, and The Saint Camillus Church and Soup Kitchen. This result ed in 158 man-hours of volunteer labor. While in 6th Fleet, RGB supported the AFRICOM Counter Terrorism Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mis sion, flying MQ-8B Fire Scouts over 900 hours setting a new deploy ment record. The crew also conducted 21 replen ishments at sea and two vertical replenishments, receiving 270 pallets and 27,913 gallons of F-44 and 2,098,363 gallons of F-76. During the many live fire exercises RGB Sailors fired more than18,000 rounds of ammo. RGB, aided by atmo spheric ducting, inter cepted a MAYDAY call at a distance of 120 nauti cal miles from the Greek Vessel PIRIS REIS that was involved in a collision at sea and eventually sunk on May 1. The information was passed on to 6th Fleet ensuring coordination for a quick response and this alert action by the RGBs Bridge and CIC watch standers resulted in a quick response saving at least 10 lives. While out at sea, many RGB Sailors worked on developing themselves personally and profes sionally. During deployment, more than 52 Sailors earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins, 62 Sailors took college level courses provided onboard and accrued 162 credit hours, more than 61 Sailors advanced to the next pay grade, 11 crew members earned their Officer of the Deck qualification, 5 offi cers earned their Surface Warfare Officer pin, and 9 crew members earned their Engineering Officer of the Watch qualification. At the end of this -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonLt. Andrew Wood is greeted pierside by his wife, Lindy, and two daughters following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. Robert G. Bradley and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 were deployed to the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in support of AFRICOM counter-terrorism, intelligence and reconnaissance missions. -Photo by Paige GnannSeven-year-old Matt Snodgrass points out a welcome home sign held by his 2-year-old sister, Emily, to his dad, Lt. Matt Snodgrass, and mom, Colleen. Lt. Snodgrass returned to Naval Station Mayport after being deployed aboard USS Robert G. Bradley.See RGB, Page 5 -Photo by Paige GnannFriends and families of USS Robert G. Bradley wave as the ship pulls pierside as it returns from a seven-month deployment on May 28.-Photo by Paige GnannNew dad Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Mike Saposnick holds his 2-year-old daughter, Alexa, while wife, Melissa, holds his 4-month-old son, Sal, during USS Robert G. Bradleys homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonSailors wait for liberty call aboard guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) after the ship returned to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla.,-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonFamily and friends hold signs and wave flags to welcome home the crew of USS Robert G. Bradley from a seven-month deployment.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonFamily and friends wait as the USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) pulls pierside.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Robert G. Bradley Sailors disembark the ship to find friends and family members waiting on the pier.-Photo by Paige GnannA USS Robert G. Bradley Sailor reconnects with a loved one after returning to NS Mayport on May 28.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 5 -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonSonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class David Burns embraces his wife, Erin, pierside after a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonGas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Kevin Reddy is greeted pierside by his wife, Molly, and newest daughter, Sophia, following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. deployment, RGB traveled more than 50,000 miles upon return to Mayport. The crew will enjoy a well-deserved postdeployment leave period before commencing a readiness assessment and participating as opposing forces during upcoming exercises. RGB is the 41st ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates and was com missioned on August 11, 1984 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She is named for U. S. Navy Lieutenant Robert G. Bradley who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.From Page 4RGB -Photo by Paige GnannNaval Aircrewman Helicopter 1st Class Zach Kern of HSC 22 gets a welcome home kiss from wife Erin after reuniting pierside at USS Robert G. Bradley homecoming.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonBoatswain's Mate 1st Class Brandon Bonin and his family pose for a photo following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. -Photo by Paige GnannCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Tomyus Sams kisses his nine-month-old daughter, Kaylani, after being welcomed by wife, Jessica, and 4-year-old son Tacari and 5-year-old daughter Deziyah. Sams returned to Naval Station Mayport June 4 with USS Robert G. Bradley.

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Giving Blood Saves Lives -Photo by ET1 Frank NunamakerCapt. Brad Cooper, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) accepts the trophy for the most blood donated for the 2013 Mayport Naval Station Blood Drive. The award was presented by Cmdr. Pat Pickard, the executive officer of Naval Station Mayport. FFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more informa tion about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. June 8, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop, Building 1 Room 719 June 10, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO June 10-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots To Business, FFSC Building 1 June 10, 1-3 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keep ing your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new tech niques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effective com munication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. June 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting (ages 5-12), FFSC Building 1, Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parenting skills that are discussed as well as some of the chal lenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbehavior, building courage and character in your child, andencouraging and listening to your child. Each week a different topic is thor oughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. June 11, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Military Spouse 101, FFSC Building 1, Room 02 The Fleet and Family Support Center offers this class to military spouses new to the area, and those new to the mili tary way of life. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will present useful information to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. June 11-12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 June 15, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 June 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting (ages 5-12), FFSC Building 1, Room 702 June 17-21, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 June 18, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting (ages 13-19) FFSC Building 1, Room 702 June 19, 11 a.m.-noon, Financial Planning For Deployment FFSC Building 1, Room 719 June 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop, Building 1 spoke about the amaz ing efforts of all the brave men who served during the Battle of Midway. There are countless stories of those who ran into burning or flooding space to save a shipmate, and some of those who did are here with us this evening, said Gortney. Let us never forget those brave veterans and their legacy. We must preserve and celebrate our rich his tory. Gortney also provided a State of the Navy, an overview of the current operations and how our brave warriors are doing more with less and con tinuing to be ready any where in the world. Following Gortneys speech, a special memen to was presented to each Midway veteran as each biography was read. Medal of Honor recipi ent Robert Ingram, the namesake for Naval Station Mayports medi cal clinic, and a Hospital Corpsman who served during Vietnam was also in attendancee. Other highlights of the event included a special Full Service Color Guard presentation by members of all six services, includ ing the Merchant Marine and a ceremonial presen tation of the six-person POW/MIA table.From Page 1Midway 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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career counselor. They will submit their inten tions through their career counselor 13 months before their active obli gated service, as extend ed (SEAOS), one month earlier than before. Sailors can still change their minds after this ini tial submission, and are encouraged to let their career counselors know if theyve made a change as soon as possible. Knowing Sailors intentions is critical to accurately predict how many Sailors we will have in each skillset, rate and paygrade going forward said Kurta. This ensures the maximum opportu nity to reenlist in rate for those Sailors who desire to stay, offers opportuni ties for Sailors to convert to a new rate or transition between components, and improves advance ment opportunity. All eligible and command-approved E-6 Sailors will be approved for reenlistment on their first application, accord ing to officials. While there is still a need for Sailors to tell their career counselor their inten tions, if they want to reenlist and have command approval to do so, they will be given reenlist ment approval on their first application. Soon, as the IT system is updated, Sailors and their com mands will receive confir mation immediately upon submittal. Navy officials say 100 percent of eligible, com mand approved Sailors in skillsets that are open (undermanned) or bal anced will also receive approval to reenlist on their first application, and within 30 days. This will also become immediate with planned IT updates. The changes will give eligible and commandapproved E-5 and below Sailors answers about reenlistment requests ear lier. This process has also been aligned with orders negotiation so Sailors will have more time to nego tiate for the orders they want. Sailors in skillsets that are competitive or over manned, or that have spe cial requirements such as the nuclear community, will receive information sooner about their abil ity to reenlist in rate, or opportunity to convert to a different rate or transi tion to the Reserves. Many of these Sailors will also receive approval to reen list on their first applica tion depending on the manning in their year group. According to Kurta, with this new design, approximately 75% of Sailors who want to reen list will be approved on their first application and all Sailors will know at least 10 months from the end of their contract whether they will be able to reenlist in their current rate. Each month, we have been processing approxi mately 12,000 reenlist ment applications, Kurta said. This number is expected to decrease sig nificantly since the major ity of Sailors will not have to apply for multiple months before receiving a decision. Sailors not approved to reenlist in rate will have additional time to apply to convert into another rating where opportunity exists. For Sailors who are in overmanned or competi tive skillsets will have up to 11 monthly reviews grouped into three phas es beginning 13 months from their expiration of SEAOS. Each phase will present the career options available to a Sailor. The first phase provides Sailors with four reviews starting 13 months from SEAOS with three options of in-rate reenlistment, conversion to anoth er rating or transition into selected Reserves (SELRES ). In the second phase, Sailors who have not been given the go ahead for reenlistment in-rate will be given four more reviews with the options of conversion to a new rate or transition into SELRES. In the third and final phase, Sailors will receive up to three reviews to transition into SELRES. Other changes to improve Sailors career management include updates to rating desig nation for Professional Career Track (PACT) Sailors, rating conver sions for Reserve Sailors, and Reserve component to active component aug mentation. These updates will be supported by sev eral information tech nology enhancements to Career Waypoints and are also effective, June 3. The second change automatically generates partial applications for PACT Sailors who meet minimum qualifica tion requirements. The NAVADMIN also modi fies policy to allow time in rate (TIR) Sailors to apply for a rating entry designa tion (RED) quotas. The final pro cess changes impact Sailors in the Reserve Component, as part of continuum of service initiatives announced in NAVADMIN 114/10. Starting June 3, SELRES and voluntary train ing unit (VTU) Sailors will be able to request active duty augmentation through the transition module within Career Waypoints, provided they meet specific program requirements. The pro gram is being expanded to include FTS opportunities and to allow conversions into ratings with available quotas provided Sailors meet program require ments. Additionally, SELRES Sailors will be able to request conversion to an undermanned SELRES rating through Career Waypoints, instead of routing paper packages to PERS-8 for approval. Previous Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) restrictions are now lifted for augment ed members. Reserve Component Sailors who augment onto active duty may be eligible to receive SRB based on current active duty SRB authori zations and their amount of continuous active duty service. To be eligible for SRB, Reserve Sailors must have completed at least 17 continuous months of active Naval service (other than active duty for train ing), but not more than 20 years of active mili tary service at some time in their career. To ensure all requirements are met, visit the SRB page of the NPC Website. To learn more about the Career Navigator pro gram, Sailors may speak with their chain of com mand, career counselor, read the NAVADMIN, or call NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASKNPC, (1-866-827-5672) or e-mail at CSCMailbox@ navy.milFrom Page 1Career Mayport EOQ 2nd Quarter -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, 2nd from left, awards let ters of appreciation to Employee of the Quarter nominees. Tom Burow from IT department, far right, was selected as EOQ for 2nd quarter 2013. Also nominat ed for the distinction was Ella Hamilton, Housing; Susan Rucker, FFSC; Tawana Davis, MWR; Ronnie Barnes, Housing; William Vermeulen, Air Ops; Roy Lewis, PWD/NAVFAC; Michael Lee, NGIS. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 7

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Halyburton Shaves Heads For Cancer USS Halyburton Public AffairsUSS Halyburtons (FFG 40) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) team coordinated a cancer fundraiser, on behalf of St. Baldricks Foundation, to raise money for cancer research. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding cancer research in America. Several Halyburton Sailors were touched by St. Baldricks efforts and wanted to contribute to the cause. It has been an ongoing tradition that all donators contrib uting to the St. Baldricks Foundation shave their heads in admiration for the courageous children dealing with the struggles of cancer. Halyburton con ducted their fundrais ing event after finishing up a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise, where they conducted training and deck landing qualifica tions. Before Halyburton the head shaving event began, the Chief Petty Officers Mess hosted a steel beach picnic and fish call on the flight deck. The crew enjoyed endless servings of burgers, ribs, grilled chicken, baked beans chips, and choco late chip cookies. To maximize fundrais ing efforts, all khaki per sonnel (chief and offi cers) were auctioned to Halyburton Sailors. Sailors bid amongst each other to have the opportunity to shave any the chief or officers head. By the end of the eve ning, CSADD raised more than $6,500 for the St. Baldricks Foundation and shaved more than 25 percent of the crews head for this tremendous cause. Ensign Stephanie Santarelli has her ponytail cut off by Sonar Technician Seaman Gavin Stroud as part of a fundraiser for St. Baldricks Foundation.-Photos by OS2 (SW) Quintrel R. BrownThe crew of USS Halyburton sport their newly shaved heads, and cropped haircuts for females, and a check for $6,500 made out to St. Baldricks Foundation. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer. USS Halyburton CMDCM Lee Friedlander shaves off the hair of Lt. Diego Alvarado as members of the Chiefs Mess stand beside him. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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-Photo submitted by CSADDMembers of CSADD Mayport and USS Halyburton stand with a volunteer from OnHands Jacksonville after picking up debris along Jacksonville Beach during Memorial Day weekend. CSADD Unites For Jax Beach Clean Up USS Halyburton Public AffairsNaval Station Mayport and USS Halyburton (FFG 40) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) teams joined together to clean up the Jacksonville Beach last Saturday. This volunteer oppor tunity is sponsored by OnHands Jacksonville monthly in order to main tain the cleanliness of the Jacksonville Beach. Both CSADD teams were faced with a major chal lenge. With their volun teer services beginning only hours after the party scene ended, the streets were filled with trash. CSADD is designed to positively influence Sailors behavior through resources and tools that promote good decisionmaking, enabling leader ship development and a positive influence among peers at the most junior level. CSADD originated at Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as a peer influence social group. The popularity and message of the pro gram spread and chapters were established at other commands. The program provides an additional resource and communi cation tool that facilitates positive Sailor interaction on and off of the ship. Even with the Halyburtons complex underway schedule, the CSADD team still manag es to give back to the local community. We are dedicated to helping others and finding great alterna tives for our shipmates, said CSADDs Volunteer Coordinator, Seaman Justin Gregory. USS Halyburtons CSADD team starts the summer on a rapid pace towards making a major difference in the Jacksonville community. As the CSADD teams engaged in freeing the Jacksonville Beach from debris, they enlight ened each other on the daily obstacles that they encounter on both shore and sea duty. I think it is impor tant to learn about the duties of my shipmates on shore duty. It gives me a broader perspec tive on how to reach out to all Sailors throughout the Jacksonville area, said CSADDs Vice President, Personnel Specialist Seaman Timothy Murray. The CSADD members homeported and sta tioned at Naval Station Mayport plan on work ing together on future projects to promote the CSADDs mission and amplify smart decision making amongst junior Sailors throughout the Navy. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 9

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DATs Train For Hurricane Season At MayportFrom NAVFACSEIn preparation of the 2013 hurricane sea son, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeasts Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) responds to a simulated hurricane (Hurricane Lay) May 22. The team prepares for damage that could be caused by a Category 2 storm at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola deploying as part of the exercise to Naval Station (NS) Mayport. NS Mayport provided a perfect deployed loca tion for CERT and disas ter assessment team (DAT) training. Each year NAVFAC Southeast pre pares their teams for the upcoming hurricane sea son to be ready for any storm or natural disaster. This training is part of the annual plan to main tain skills and readiness for both new and experi enced CERT members. As we prepare for the 2013 Hurricane Season, we (NAVFAC Southeast) conduct a CERT exer cise as part of the Navys Annual HURREX (Hurricane Exercise). We exercise command and control (C2) from a central EOC (Emergency Operations Center) at headquarters (NAS Jacksonville) and in the field (NS Mayport stand ing in for NAS Pensacola this year), said Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth L. Vargas, NAVFAC Southeast Disaster Preparedness Officer (DPO). NAVFAC CERTs are a key part of the overall base recovery efforts after a storm. CERTs consist of one or more DATs as well as Construction Support Teams (CSTs) to adminis ter contingency contracts, if any. DATs are made up of personnel who enable installation facility repair efforts. The teams consist of active-duty civil engi neer corps officers, civil ian engineers, architects, project managers, facili ties managers and con tract specialists. The CERT is a com pilation of experts and capabilities resident within NAVFAC Southeast. All the Business Lines (BLs), Support Lines (SLs) and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) provide expertise and manpower to the CERT, said Vargas. Before the assem bled team deployed to NS Mayport, NAVFAC Southeast commanding officer, Capt. Christopher Kiwus, offered words of encouragement and focus to the CERT members. When you deploy, chances are you are going to a more dangerous place than most people encounter. I worry about you getting hurt. I dont worry about your vehicle or your equipment I worry about you, said Kiwus. Safety is the most important thing as you go about accomplishing your mission. The entire team was told to watch out for each other and that they were all safety officers. The most important piece in this exercise is the knowledge each of you bring to the team. You all bring different exper tise to the team. Learn what each of you offer and learn from each other, said Kiwus. The CERT deploys with some pretty high tech equipment including hand held repeater radios, GPS enabled digital cam eras and a bus outfitted as a Mobile Command Post (MCP) filled with laptops, a fax machine, weather equipment and other sundries. We use several com munications means through our MCP to relay critical damage assess ment information, said Vargas. We have satellite abilities, wireless com munications, facsimile, scanning, NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Internet) and commercial internet and email capabilities. The C2 features stream line the process of get ting engineering assess ment data of damage to headquarters officials allowing NAVFAC leader ship to make engineer ing recommendations to the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) with the end goal of getting the damaged base repaired and fully mission capable in short order. Kiwus commented about the technology available to the team. Try to use all the equipment you are issued as a team but dont make the equip ment your focus. Shake out every bit of knowledge you can thats the ben efits of an exercise so you can use those skills at a later time and place, learning now what to do to solve a problem in advance of a real emer gency. Thats the capacity we want to grow. As CERT members, we are charged with the responsibility to sup port installation and combatant command ers response efforts and work to ensure the affect ed installation can return to normal operations as quick as possible, said Don Maconi, NAVFAC Southeast Contingency Engineer. These tools help us complete our mis sion. This is a very select group, said Kiwus. In our region it is not a mat ter of if, but when we will deploy. If there is one group in the command to send to solve a problem, youre it. This is the group I would send to solve the problem. CERT capabilities have been demonstrat ed as teams were sent to Navy installations in the Gulf Coast Region after Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. Members of the team also deployed to assist with disaster assess ments in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and after Hurricane Isaac impacted Louisiana in August 2012. -Photo by Earl BittnerAs part of the Hurricane Exercise (HURREX) conducted the third week of May in Navy Region Southeast, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast deployed a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) May 22 to Naval Station Mayport to practice their skills. Public Works Department Mayport Production Officer Lt. Cheron Thornton (left) briefs the CERT in the mobile command post (MCP) on simulated damaged buildings (as a simulated hurricane heads for Pensacola) that will require assessment by the Damage Assessment Teams (DATs). 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SBR Hosts Brownies USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) Public AffairsUSS Samuel B. Roberts hosted the Girl Scouts of Troop 1396 from Mayport, Florida. Prior to the Sammy Bs deploy ment, members of Girl Scout Troop 1396 deliv ered 200 boxes of cookies from donations collected during their sales. Troop 1396 are first year brown ies who collectively sold more than 5,000 boxes of cookies. The troop toured the ship led by Chief Petty Officer Hannabal Forbes. In addition to selling cookies, the Girl Scouts of Troop 1396 give back to others during the sale through a program known as Gift of Caring. This meaningful element of the Girl Scout cookie pro gram helps girls feel that they are helping others. -Photo courtesy of USS Samuel B. RobertsBrownies from Troop 1396 stand with crew members of USS Samuel B. Roberts after delivering cookies to the ship prior to its deployment.ees, local national employees are not subject to this furlough actions. Select locations overseas will open if they have an adequate local national staff. However, if an over seas store is closed, its local national staff will report to work and per form other store-related duties. In January, DOD released guidance to allow defense compo nents to plan for potential budget cuts by reducing operating costs. In line with that direction, DeCA later executed the follow ing budget-cutting mea sures: A hiring freeze on all outside hires; Curtailment of official travel for all conferences, training, and any other events and activities con sidered noncritical to the agencys mission; Cancellation of the agencys May Worldwide Case Lot Sales for all commissaries. Instead, stores are conducting smallerscale events such as out door sidewalk sales; Curtailment of all overtime and compensa tory time unless deemed mission-critical; Review of contract services to restrict any increases; Curtailment of all monetary awards unless legally required; and Postponement of all Guard and Reserve onsite sales scheduled after July 8 until further notice. We are in this togeth er, Jeu said, and though limited in our ability by circumstances we cannot control, I assure you we will do all we can to miti gate the impact of seques tration on our patrons, employees and industry partners, and on our mis sion. The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retir ees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and mod ernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save an average of 30 per cent or more on their pur chases compared to com mercial prices -savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military fam ily support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, com missaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for Americas military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.From Page 1CommissaryNEX Awards Good GradesFrom NEXCOM The NEX wants to help its customers finance their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. All qualified students will participate in a quar terly drawing for mon etary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quar ter. The next drawing will be held at the end of May 2013. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military mem bers, reservists and mili tary retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate ver ify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and ser vices. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 11

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Auto Skills Center June Special: No charge on all air tools all month long plus free brake inspection all through June. 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 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 Free Pool Fridays: Play Pool for FREE every Friday night in June. Enjoy our great specials, tournaments, prizes and more. 270-7205 June 7: Live Music by Sha Davis. 8 p.m. at Castaways. Celebrate summer with a free live concert, giveaways and lots of summer fun. 2707205 June 15: UFC 161-Bararo vs Wineland. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 June 19: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 Community Events June 29: Freedom Fest 2013 4-8 p.m. at Seagull Pavilion (next to the CPO Club); Come out and enjoy fun for the entire family: games, rides, live band, inflata bles and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. No outside coolers, food or beverages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. 270-5228 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 June 16: Focsle Lounge All-Hands Fathers Day Brunch Seatings at 10 am and 12 pm at Focsle; Reservations required Celebrate Dad with an all you can eat brunch fea turing omelet bar, cham pagne fountain, carv ing station and more. To reserve your spot, please call (904) 270-5431 or (904) 270-5313 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. Every Tuesday in June: Ping Pong Champ Joan Rugglero. Learn how to play ping pong from the 1998 World Championship Doubles Bronze Medalist.4-6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 7: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. June 8: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 9: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! June 10: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! June 12: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline June 10. June 14: Movie Trip: Man of Steel. Van departs 6 p.m. June 15: UFC 161Barao vs. Eddie. 9 p.m. at Castaways. FREE June 17: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 19: Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 21: Movie Trip: World War Z. Van departs 6 p.m. June 22: Angry Birds. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 24: Snag Golf. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. June 7: Outdoor MoviesTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn pt 2 (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. June 14: Outdoor MoviesParental Guidance (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 21: Outdoor MoviesRise of the Guardians (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 28: Outdoor MoviesEscape from Planet Earth (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 On The Messdeck Bogeys Specials Thursday, June 6 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $ 7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Shrimp on Mixed Greens, $9.95 Soup: Shrimp Tomato Basil Friday, June 7 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, June 10 BBQ Pork Panini, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Spicy Chicken Tortilla Tuesday, June 11 Black and Bleu Burger, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $8.95 Soup: White Chicken Chili Wednesday, June 12 8 Oz NY Strip Steak Teriyaki, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Greek Chicken Salad, $8.95 Soup: New England Clam Chowder 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), $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger, $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 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Intramural Sports June 6: Mini Biathalon (Swim & Run). 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. 270-5451. June 11: Summer Beach 5K Run / 3K Walk. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 11: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 24; season ends Aug. 22. 270-5451. Aquatics June 10-13: American Red Cross Certified WSI Certification Course Participants must attend all 30 hours of training to be certified. Cost is $200 for Military/Dependents/ DOD and $250 for Civilians. Sign up at the Base Gym or the Pool. June 7: Pool Open for Full Summer Hours. Saturdays, Sunday and Holidays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 1-6 p.m. Active Duty and children ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes. 270-5377 June 16: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. $6.00 for 90 minutes of bowling and shoe rental, plus Colored Headpin Bowling. Hot Dog and French fries $2.75. 2705377 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) Windy Harbor Base Championship: June 8 & 9, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Open to all AD, retir ees, reservists, DOD and their dependents with established handicaps at Mayport. Cost is $25. MWR Sports/Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 13

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Mayport Celebrates Diversity -Photos by ET3 Michelle MalteseAbove left, Sailors enjoy a special meal featuring recipes fromAsia and the Pacific Islands as part of Naval Station Mayports Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognition. Above right, Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Hsiao-Chin Chiang speaks about other Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have succeeded in the military. Also pictured is Yeoman 3rd Class Raymond Kong and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (SW) Alfredo Martinez.Country Rocks The Beach ConcertFree Tickets To Active Duty Saturday, June 22, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, The Lacs, Jamie Davis/ Rion Page, Aaron Taylor, and Lauren Elise will be rocking Fernandina Beach. The NAS Jax USO, Mayport USO, and the Kings Bay ITT Office will have a limited number of FREE tickets available for ACTIVE DUTY only. Only TWO free tickets will be provided per ACTIVE DUTY family regardless of dual service status. First come, first served. Tickets must be picked up by ser vice member. Spouses may pickup if service member is deployed. 2013 Freedom Cup June 17 Join fellow active duty service members in a Ryder Cup style tourna ment at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Monday, June 17. The tournament is free to the first 70 active duty service members from each base (NAS JAX, Mayport, and Kings Bay). You may signup for the Tournament by calling the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at (904) 277-7370. Teen Driving CourseNAS Jacksonville The NAS Jacksonville Safety Office is offering a driver improvement class targeting young, depen dent drivers between the ages of 15 and 21. The class will be held on June 14 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will not be any time behind the wheel. Teens will receive an AAADriver Improvement Class completion certificate. For more information, call Linda at (904) 542-3082, Cindy at (904) 542-2584, or Kristen at (904) 5428810. Mayport USO No Dough Dinner Monday, June 10, from 5-7 p.m. the Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner. JAXEX RUNWAY 5K The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) will host its Inaugural JAXEX RUNWAY 5K at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX) on Saturday, June 8. Net proceeds will benefit The Greater Jacksonville Area USO. The event will fea ture a 5K run beginning at 7:30 a.m. and a onemile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The 5K registration fee will increase to $30 the day of the race. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOThursday, June 6 The Friends of the Beaches Branch Library will host an informational meeting to discuss repair and construction plans at the library in the Beaches Branch Library Community Room, 600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, Fla., from 6-7 p.m. Attendees include City Council PresidentElect Bill Gulliford, rep resentatives of the City of Jacksonville Public Works Department and the Jacksonville Public Library, and an archi tect from VRL Architects, who will give an overview of the plans and answer questions. Reservations are not required. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its public meet ings accessible to all per sons. If you need special accommodations for this event, please call 6307595 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. Saturday, June 8 Rethreaded, a nonprofit that provides job training and employment for women emerging from lives of addiction, vio lence, human trafficking and prostitution, won the top crowd fund vote at One Spark Festival, the five-day festival for creators and innovators. To celebrate, the organi zation is hosting a Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration from 2 p.m.9 p.m. at the Rethreaded warehouse located at 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209. To learn more about Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration or to get involved with Rethreaded, please visit, http://www.rethreaded. com/. Enjoy Great Outdoors Month and learn from a park ranger what a gopher is, where they live and why they are so impor tant. This program will take place at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Furlough Mondays At CommissaryDefense Commissary AgencyWhen furloughs are imple mented, most military com missaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agencys top offi cial said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons. Also, we understand the tremendous burden this places on our employees, who, when fur loughed, will lose 20 percent of their pay, said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCAs director and CEO. We determined that Monday closures would present the least pain for our patrons, employ ees and industry partners, Jeu added. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed. The 148 stores that routinely close on Mondays would also close the next normal day of operation. Other than the furlough day, there are no other changes planned for store operation hours. The announcement comes as DeCA follows Department of Defense protocols related to the automatic federal gov ernment budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. Like most DOD activities, DeCA is mandated by DOD to furlough its civil service employees. Furlough notices are scheduled to be delivered to DeCA employees between May 28 and June 5. DeCA has 247 commissar ies with more than 16,000 employees operating in 13 countries and two U.S. territo ries. Furloughs will impact all of DeCAs more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees. As sequestration contin ues, commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local stores operating schedule by going to www.commissaries.com, click ing on the Locations tab, then Alphabetical Listing, find ing their store and clicking on local store information. Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCAs plan for this bud get-cutting measure is subject to change. DeCA decided on Monday closures after weighing the potential disruption to patrons and suppliers of having rolling furloughs, where closure dates would differ from store to store. Universal Monday closures are less disruptive to shoppers and the agencys industry partners -vendors, suppliers and dis tributors -who deliver prod ucts daily to DeCAs commis saries. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and local national employees. Because they are not U.S. government employ -Starting On July 8 Discount On GasFrom StaffMayport NEX Gas Mart is offering 20 cents per gallon dis count on gasoline with car wash pur chase at the pump. Use your credit card or NEX gift card (at the pump), pur chase a car wash and receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas. Battle Of RibsFrom StaffNEX Mayport will host its second annual Battle of the Ribs contest on June 14. The event is open to all Mayport commands. Email pamela.haley@nex web.org for details. Juding starts at noon. Ribs and side dishes will be on sale. See Commissary, Page 11A New Way To ReenlistCareer Navigator Goes OnlineBy Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe Navy is bring ing together all enlisted career management poli cies, processes and mul tiple information tech nology systems under the umbrella of the Career Navigator pro gram in order to provide Sailors with tools and information to plan and execute their career deci sions as announced in NAVADMINs 149/13 and 150/13 released May 30. Our goal is to pro vide Sailors with career opportunities across the continuum of Active and Reserve service, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of military per sonnel plans and policy. We have dismantled PTS and created a reen listment process that is more advantageous for Sailors. Were simplifying the process and provid ing information sooner, giving our Sailors inter active capability that will enable more transparency and feedback capabil ity and ultimately allow Sailors to be more active ly involved in managing their careers. Career Navigator will use Career Waypoints (formerly Fleet RIDE) as the IT system that sup ports key Sailor deci sions about which way to go next in their career. Career Waypoints will include the enlisted career management pro cesses that allow Sailors to give their intentions to reenlist, reclassify, desig nate into a rate, convert or transition between the Active Component and Reserve Component. Accordingly these pro cesses will be called: Reenlistment (formerly Perform To Serve (PTS)), Reclassification (formerly production management office (PMO)), PACT des ignation (formerly rating entry for general appren tice (REGA)), Conversion and Transition. Changes to the system, policy and process names will occur in the next few months. Beginning June 3, Sailors will receive results of reenlistment applica tions earlier and the process will align with orders negotiation. Sailors will find out if theyve been approved sooner, and have more time to apply for orders through the Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID), in the Reenlistment Career Waypoint for active duty. All Sailors will con tinue to indicate their intentions to reenlist or separate with their See Career, Page 7 013 Emergency Preparedness Guide uval County Emergency Management In This Edition -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyServicemembers from each branch of the military and a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps salute during a special tribute for POW/MIA at the 16th Annual Battle of Midway Dinner in St. Augustine, Fla. The ceremony commemorated the United States victory at Midway Island over Japan, which was a critical turning point during WWII.Battle Of Midway Vets Honored NPASE The largest celebra tion for the Battle of Midway took place at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, June 1. The Mayport and St. Augustine Florida Councils hosted the 16th Annual Battle of Midway Commemoration dinner with more than 800 peo ple in attendance includ ing 15 Midway Veterans. Its good to get together like this, said Marlin Crider, a Radioman 2nd Class during the Battle, I wish that high school students and more people knew about the Battle of Midway. Considered by some to be the most influen tial conflict during WWII, the Battle of Midway was a three-day war on the Pacific Ocean between the U.S. and Japanese navies from 4-7 June 1942, in which the U.S. defeated Japan serving them their worst naval defeat in over 350 years. I think it was one of the greatest battles in the history of Naval warfare and I was proud to be apart of it, said retired Lt. Cmdr. William Roy. We turned the Japanese tide from winning to losing, and that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific. Guest speaker for the evening Adm. Bill E. Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, See Midway, Page 6

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 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 Studies show that by the end of fifth grade children without summer learning opportunities are nearly three years behind their peers in reading. So what can you do to Stop Summer Learning Loss? To avoid Summer Slide that loss of learned skills and knowledge from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next year you need to make sure that your child is actively reading and learning throughout the summer. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nations oldest and largest childrens literacy orga nization, believes there is no better time than this summer to begin helping our children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. Motivating children to read through out the year is essential to building lifelong readers, says Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. And reading is the doorway to all other learning. Experts agree that chil dren who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide back ward. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... Its common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills. Most children will benefit fromexposure to educational activities to help maintain their skills and get them started on the right foot come fall. Whether he is enrolled in a summer camp, partici pating in online/virtual learning, engaged in dis guised learning, or enjoy ing a learning vacation, he can be learning. Online/Virtual learn ing is available through Floridas Department of Education. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Connections Academy have partnered to become Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT). This new online partnership fea tures tuition-free school for students in grades K-5 (returning families only) and 9-12. If you wish for your child to take a credit course for summer, please contact your childs school counselor for per mission. Websites which can provide free and fun summer online learning include the following: www.thinkfinity.org/ games-and-tools [K-12 fun games and activities for long summer days] www.khanacademy. org [ all ages 2100 vid eos & self-paced exercises covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history] www.coolmath.com [fun games, puzzles, and more all related to math] http://freerice.com [great vocabulary game which donates 10 grains of free rice to United Nations World Food Program for each answer you get right. Adults can play too!!!] Disguised learning has been the hallmark of great parenting forever. Whether you are shop ping, cooking, working on the car, or attending a sports event, you can create learning experiences for your child. Shopping allows you to teach about price comparison while cooking invites lessons on nutrition and mea surements dry and wet. Working on the car involves the use of new tools and measurements. Baseball has statistics galore. How is that ERA calculated? Taking a trip to the Grand Canyon or just down the road to Hanna Park? Use this vacation or day trip as an oppor tunity to teach planning, time management, inter net resources, and maybe even calculating gas con sumption. Prior to leav ing, use the internet to research the history of your destination and ask your child to report on various aspects of the site during your travel. Whatever you do to keep the learning active, have fun with it! Visit your local library for Jacksonville Public Librarys Dig Into Reading program. Signs up began June 1 online at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Go to the library as often as once per week beginning June 11 through Aug. 2 with your childs reading log to receive a weekly prize. By reading 10 books, your child will receive a FREE BOOK of his very own. Free books will be distributed Aug. 1-17. This is a fun, active way for stopping the summer slide. 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.Stop Summer Learning Loss With ReadingJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingThere is certainly a lot of advice out there for strengthening marriages. I have noticed, however, that there is not a whole lot of guidance for people who are not yet married, but are looking for meaningful relationships. Unfortunately there is a lot of bad information from Hollywood that leads many people to begin a relationship on shaky ground. Whether you are in a relationship now and want to strengthen it, or you are seeking to devel op a meaningful relationship in the future, what you do now will build the foundation for your rela tionship. Here are a few things you can do now for your self to improve your future relationship, even if you dont yet know who it will be with. LEARN TO BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF. It is easy to think that relationships build your selfesteem. That isnt really self-esteem. By nature, self-esteem cannot be attached to somebody else. However, many people get involved in rela tionships because they believe they need it to be happy. As long as you need a relationship and feel like you cant live a good happy life without it, you wont be able to be happy with it either. People who are desperate to find somebody often make poor deci sions about who they pursue, and may pretend to be something they are not to impress that person. If they cant love you for who you really are, then it isnt love anyway. UNDERSTAND WHAT LOVE REALLY IS. Movies portray love as some incomprehensible and irresistible force of fate that imposes itself on our will. We are led to believe that we cannot control love, but that it controls us. Once we have fallen in love we are often completely consumed by it, to our joy if the love is reciprocated, or to our misery if it is not. This is not love, but infatuation. This belief will destroy your relationships faster than just about anything because it implies that you are powerless in the love relationship. The truth is that love is a choice that must be made every day. The responsibility for love lies squarely on your shoul ders. True love comes Chap Justin Top Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINSPreparing For True Love Starts With YourselfPlan Now For All Types Of HazardsFrom the City of JacksonvilleHurricane season start ed Saturday, but the public should prepare now for any emergency. Proper planning can help people have the right plan in place to respond and recover from emer gencies not just storms, but fires, floods and other hazards. The city of Jacksonville and leaders of the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida and Duval County Emergency Management are providing resources to assist residents and business owners with precautions in 2013. The city and agen cies participated in a statewide emergency preparedness exercise last month to prepare Emergency Operations Centers across Florida for the impending Hurricane Season that started June 1. Residents can plan ahead using resources available through the JaxReady emergency preparedness program administered by Duval County Emergency Management, the Red Cross and partner agen cies. Were reinforcing our plans for recovery and you should be too, said Mayor Brown. I encour age everyone to think ahead and have a plan. Think about what it will take to reopen the doors or get back into your home after a disaster strikes. You can never prepare too much. The public can go to JaxReady.com to find information about build ing a kit with 72 hours of food, water and supplies, and to create and use a plan for people who have to stay at home or evacu ate during an emergency. There is also information about current conditions, and how to seek assis tance and recover from storms. The time that you and your family invest in preparing today helps all of us during the recov ery process,said Jack Morgan, CEO of the North Florida Region of the American Red Cross. We know that when communities are prepared before a disaster strikes; the better communities are able to recover financially, emotionally and physi cally. JaxReady also includes information about how people with special medical needs can register for sheltering and transportation needs. Anyone with special medical needs assistance can find infor mation about how to register at JaxReady.com or by calling Duval County Emergency Management at (904) 630-2489. This year, the Brown administration spear headed a public-private partnership at no cost to taxpayers to produce and distribute the annual emergency preparedness guide. The JaxReady pub lication is in this edition of The Mirror and also made available at vari ous government build ings and by the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida. The guide is also online at JaxReady.com, the online home of Duval County Emergency Management. The partnership includes Times-Union Media, publishers of the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, and broadcast partner First Coast News on WJXX (ABC 25) and WTLV (NBC 120, as well as WJCT (89.9 FM), the local home of NPR and PBS. from hard work and sacrifice. Even if there is such thing as love at first sight (which I doubt), it is nothing in comparison to love after years of sacrifice and service to each other. CHOOSE WHO YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO. If love is a choice, then you can begin now to train yourself to be attracted to the kind of people that you can really love and respect. Sometimes people get in relationships with a person they would never consider marrying because it is exciting or they are attracted to them physically or emotional ly. They rationalize that the relationship is just for fun. But it doesnt usu ally work out the way they expect. Infatuation will over come reason. In they end they have trained them selves to be attracted to the type of people who they knew wouldnt be good to marry. Mentally program yourself to be attracted to goodness, integrity, and the types of attributes that are most likely to lead to a happy family life. BECOME THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU WOULD WANT TO LOVE. Many people say that opposites attract. While that may be true sometimes on a superficial level, people are attracted on a deeper level to those who hold the same values. For example, women who focus on their appearance and being sexually attractive will attract and be attracted to the kind of men who seek above all else for a sexy woman. Thus, their rela tionship will be based on that type of physical attraction. Those who place high value on spirituality will be more attracted to those with the same values. If you are going to bars and clubs to find a rela tionship you are more likely to build a rela tionship on that lifestyle because you and the per son you find place more value in it. So, if you have a histo ry of attracting to wrong kind of people, take a look at yourself and ask why. If you want to attract somebody who is affection ate, thoughtful, spiritual, intelligent, hardworking, etc. you should seek to develop those character istics within yourself, and go to the places where people share those values.

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 RGB Returns From Deployment USS Robert G. Bradley Public Affairs OfficerGuided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) and embarked HSC 22 Detachment 5 returned to their home port of Mayport, Florida on May 28 after com pleting a seven-month deployment to 6th Fleet area of responsibility. RGB departed Mayport on Oct. 31, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean with USNS Patuxent before entering the 6th Fleets area of responsibility. During deployment, RGB conducted 29 Sea and Anchor details while visiting Souda Bay, Greece, Naples, Italy, Augusta Bay, Sicily, and Punta Delgada, Portugal. During these port visits, 44 RGB Sailors partici pated in three community relations projects, helping out at the Abbey of San Vincenzo, Mondragone Orphanage, and The Saint Camillus Church and Soup Kitchen. This resulted in 158 man-hours of volunteer labor. While in 6th Fleet, RGB supported the AFRICOM Counter Terrorism Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mis sion, flying MQ-8B Fire Scouts over 900 hours setting a new deploy ment record. The crew also conducted 21 replenishments at sea and two vertical replenishments, receiving 270 pallets and 27,913 gallons of F-44 and 2,098,363 gallons of F-76. During the many live fire exercises RGB Sailors fired more than18,000 rounds of ammo. RGB, aided by atmo spheric ducting, inter cepted a MAYDAY call at a distance of 120 nauti cal miles from the Greek Vessel PIRIS REIS that was involved in a collision at sea and eventually sunk on May 1. The information was passed on to 6th Fleet ensuring coordination for a quick response and this alert action by the RGBs Bridge and CIC watch standers resulted in a quick response saving at least 10 lives. While out at sea, many RGB Sailors worked on developing themselves personally and profes sionally. During deployment, more than 52 Sailors earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pins, 62 Sailors took college level courses provided onboard and accrued 162 credit hours, more than 61 Sailors advanced to the next pay grade, 11 crew members earned their Officer of the Deck qualification, 5 offi cers earned their Surface Warfare Officer pin, and 9 crew members earned their Engineering Officer of the Watch qualification. At the end of this -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonLt. Andrew Wood is greeted pierside by his wife, Lindy, and two daughters following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. Robert G. Bradley and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 were deployed to the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in support of AFRICOM counter-terrorism, intelligence and reconnaissance missions. -Photo by Paige GnannSeven-year-old Matt Snodgrass points out a welcome home sign held by his 2-year-old sister, Emily, to his dad, Lt. Matt Snodgrass, and mom, Colleen. Lt. Snodgrass returned to Naval Station Mayport after being deployed aboard USS Robert G. Bradley.See RGB, Page 5 -Photo by Paige GnannFriends and families of USS Robert G. Bradley wave as the ship pulls pierside as it returns from a seven-month deployment on May 28.-Photo by Paige GnannNew dad Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Mike Saposnick holds his 2-year-old daughter, Alexa, while wife, Melissa, holds his 4-month-old son, Sal, during USS Robert G. Bradleys homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonSailors wait for liberty call aboard guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) after the ship returned to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla.,-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonFamily and friends hold signs and wave flags to welcome home the crew of USS Robert G. Bradley from a seven-month deployment.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonFamily and friends wait as the USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) pulls pierside.-Photo by Paige GnannUSS Robert G. Bradley Sailors disembark the ship to find friends and family members waiting on the pier.-Photo by Paige GnannA USS Robert G. Bradley Sailor reconnects with a loved one after returning to NS Mayport on May 28.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 5 -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonSonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class David Burns embraces his wife, Erin, pierside after a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. -Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonGas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Kevin Reddy is greeted pierside by his wife, Molly, and newest daughter, Sophia, following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. deployment, RGB traveled more than 50,000 miles upon return to Mayport. The crew will enjoy a well-deserved postdeployment leave period before commencing a readiness assessment and participating as opposing forces during upcoming exercises. RGB is the 41st ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates and was com missioned on August 11, 1984 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She is named for U. S. Navy Lieutenant Robert G. Bradley who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.From Page 4RGB -Photo by Paige GnannNaval Aircrewman Helicopter 1st Class Zach Kern of HSC 22 gets a welcome home kiss from wife Erin after reuniting pierside at USS Robert G. Bradley homecoming.-Photo by MC1 Ian W. AndersonBoatswain's Mate 1st Class Brandon Bonin and his family pose for a photo following a seven-month deployment on USS Robert G. Bradley. -Photo by Paige GnannCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Tomyus Sams kisses his nine-month-old daughter, Kaylani, after being welcomed by wife, Jessica, and 4-year-old son Tacari and 5-year-old daughter Deziyah. Sams returned to Naval Station Mayport June 4 with USS Robert G. Bradley.

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Giving Blood Saves Lives -Photo by ET1 Frank NunamakerCapt. Brad Cooper, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) accepts the trophy for the most blood donated for the 2013 Mayport Naval Station Blood Drive. The award was presented by Cmdr. Pat Pickard, the executive officer of Naval Station Mayport. FFSC Schedule SetFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and child care is not available. For more informa tion about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. June 8, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop, Building 1 Room 719 June 10, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO June 10-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots To Business, FFSC Building 1 June 10, 1-3 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effec tive communication is critical to keep ing your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new tech niques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effective com munication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. June 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting (ages 5-12), FFSC Building 1, Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parenting skills that are discussed as well as some of the chal lenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbehavior, building courage and character in your child, andencouraging and listening to your child. Each week a different topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. June 11, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Military Spouse 101, FFSC Building 1, Room 02 The Fleet and Family Support Center offers this class to military spouses new to the area, and those new to the mili tary way of life. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will present useful information to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. June 11-12, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Million Dollar Sailor FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 June 15, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 June 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting (ages 5-12), FFSC Building 1, Room 702 June 17-21, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 June 18, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting (ages 13-19) FFSC Building 1, Room 702 June 19, 11 a.m.-noon, Financial Planning For Deployment FFSC Building 1, Room 719 June 22, 9 a.m. noon, Resume Writing Workshop, Building 1 spoke about the amaz ing efforts of all the brave men who served during the Battle of Midway. There are countless stories of those who ran into burning or flooding space to save a shipmate, and some of those who did are here with us this evening, said Gortney. Let us never forget those brave veterans and their legacy. We must preserve and celebrate our rich history. Gortney also provided a State of the Navy, an overview of the current operations and how our brave warriors are doing more with less and con tinuing to be ready any where in the world. Following Gortneys speech, a special memento was presented to each Midway veteran as each biography was read. Medal of Honor recipient Robert Ingram, the namesake for Naval Station Mayports medi cal clinic, and a Hospital Corpsman who served during Vietnam was also in attendancee. Other highlights of the event included a special Full Service Color Guard presentation by members of all six services, includ ing the Merchant Marine and a ceremonial presentation of the six-person POW/MIA table.From Page 1Midway 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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career counselor. They will submit their inten tions through their career counselor 13 months before their active obli gated service, as extend ed (SEAOS), one month earlier than before. Sailors can still change their minds after this ini tial submission, and are encouraged to let their career counselors know if theyve made a change as soon as possible. Knowing Sailors intentions is critical to accurately predict how many Sailors we will have in each skillset, rate and paygrade going forward said Kurta. This ensures the maximum opportu nity to reenlist in rate for those Sailors who desire to stay, offers opportuni ties for Sailors to convert to a new rate or transition between components, and improves advance ment opportunity. All eligible and command-approved E-6 Sailors will be approved for reenlistment on their first application, accord ing to officials. While there is still a need for Sailors to tell their career counselor their inten tions, if they want to reenlist and have command approval to do so, they will be given reenlist ment approval on their first application. Soon, as the IT system is updated, Sailors and their com mands will receive confirmation immediately upon submittal. Navy officials say 100 percent of eligible, com mand approved Sailors in skillsets that are open (undermanned) or bal anced will also receive approval to reenlist on their first application, and within 30 days. This will also become immediate with planned IT updates. The changes will give eligible and commandapproved E-5 and below Sailors answers about reenlistment requests earlier. This process has also been aligned with orders negotiation so Sailors will have more time to nego tiate for the orders they want. Sailors in skillsets that are competitive or over manned, or that have special requirements such as the nuclear community, will receive information sooner about their abil ity to reenlist in rate, or opportunity to convert to a different rate or transi tion to the Reserves. Many of these Sailors will also receive approval to reenlist on their first applica tion depending on the manning in their year group. According to Kurta, with this new design, approximately 75% of Sailors who want to reenlist will be approved on their first application and all Sailors will know at least 10 months from the end of their contract whether they will be able to reenlist in their current rate. Each month, we have been processing approxi mately 12,000 reenlist ment applications, Kurta said. This number is expected to decrease sig nificantly since the majority of Sailors will not have to apply for multiple months before receiving a decision. Sailors not approved to reenlist in rate will have additional time to apply to convert into another rating where opportunity exists. For Sailors who are in overmanned or competi tive skillsets will have up to 11 monthly reviews grouped into three phas es beginning 13 months from their expiration of SEAOS. Each phase will present the career options available to a Sailor. The first phase provides Sailors with four reviews starting 13 months from SEAOS with three options of in-rate reenlistment, conversion to anoth er rating or transition into selected Reserves (SELRES ). In the second phase, Sailors who have not been given the go ahead for reenlistment in-rate will be given four more reviews with the options of conversion to a new rate or transition into SELRES. In the third and final phase, Sailors will receive up to three reviews to transition into SELRES. Other changes to improve Sailors career management include updates to rating desig nation for Professional Career Track (PACT) Sailors, rating conver sions for Reserve Sailors, and Reserve component to active component aug mentation. These updates will be supported by sev eral information tech nology enhancements to Career Waypoints and are also effective, June 3. The second change automatically generates partial applications for PACT Sailors who meet minimum qualifica tion requirements. The NAVADMIN also modi fies policy to allow time in rate (TIR) Sailors to apply for a rating entry designation (RED) quotas. The final pro cess changes impact Sailors in the Reserve Component, as part of continuum of service initiatives announced in NAVADMIN 114/10. Starting June 3, SELRES and voluntary train ing unit (VTU) Sailors will be able to request active duty augmentation through the transition module within Career Waypoints, provided they meet specific program requirements. The pro gram is being expanded to include FTS opportunities and to allow conversions into ratings with available quotas provided Sailors meet program require ments. Additionally, SELRES Sailors will be able to request conversion to an undermanned SELRES rating through Career Waypoints, instead of routing paper packages to PERS-8 for approval. Previous Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) restrictions are now lifted for augment ed members. Reserve Component Sailors who augment onto active duty may be eligible to receive SRB based on current active duty SRB authori zations and their amount of continuous active duty service. To be eligible for SRB, Reserve Sailors must have completed at least 17 continuous months of active Naval service (other than active duty for training), but not more than 20 years of active mili tary service at some time in their career. To ensure all requirements are met, visit the SRB page of the NPC Website. To learn more about the Career Navigator program, Sailors may speak with their chain of com mand, career counselor, read the NAVADMIN, or call NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASKNPC, (1-866-827-5672) or e-mail at CSCMailbox@ navy.milFrom Page 1Career Mayport EOQ 2nd Quarter -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNS Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, 2nd from left, awards let ters of appreciation to Employee of the Quarter nominees. Tom Burow from IT department, far right, was selected as EOQ for 2nd quarter 2013. Also nominated for the distinction was Ella Hamilton, Housing; Susan Rucker, FFSC; Tawana Davis, MWR; Ronnie Barnes, Housing; William Vermeulen, Air Ops; Roy Lewis, PWD/NAVFAC; Michael Lee, NGIS. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 7

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Halyburton Shaves Heads For Cancer USS Halyburton Public AffairsUSS Halyburtons (FFG 40) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) team coordinated a cancer fundraiser, on behalf of St. Baldricks Foundation, to raise money for cancer research. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding cancer research in America. Several Halyburton Sailors were touched by St. Baldricks efforts and wanted to contribute to the cause. It has been an ongoing tradition that all donators contrib uting to the St. Baldricks Foundation shave their heads in admiration for the courageous children dealing with the struggles of cancer. Halyburton con ducted their fundrais ing event after finishing up a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise, where they conducted training and deck landing qualifica tions. Before Halyburton the head shaving event began, the Chief Petty Officers Mess hosted a steel beach picnic and fish call on the flight deck. The crew enjoyed endless servings of burgers, ribs, grilled chicken, baked beans chips, and choco late chip cookies. To maximize fundrais ing efforts, all khaki per sonnel (chief and offi cers) were auctioned to Halyburton Sailors. Sailors bid amongst each other to have the opportunity to shave any the chief or officers head. By the end of the eve ning, CSADD raised more than $6,500 for the St. Baldricks Foundation and shaved more than 25 percent of the crews head for this tremendous cause. Ensign Stephanie Santarelli has her ponytail cut off by Sonar Technician Seaman Gavin Stroud as part of a fundraiser for St. Baldricks Foundation.-Photos by OS2 (SW) Quintrel R. BrownThe crew of USS Halyburton sport their newly shaved heads, and cropped haircuts for females, and a check for $6,500 made out to St. Baldricks Foundation. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer. USS Halyburton CMDCM Lee Friedlander shaves off the hair of Lt. Diego Alvarado as members of the Chiefs Mess stand beside him. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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-Photo submitted by CSADDMembers of CSADD Mayport and USS Halyburton stand with a volunteer from OnHands Jacksonville after picking up debris along Jacksonville Beach during Memorial Day weekend. CSADD Unites For Jax Beach Clean Up USS Halyburton Public AffairsNaval Station Mayport and USS Halyburton (FFG 40) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) teams joined together to clean up the Jacksonville Beach last Saturday. This volunteer oppor tunity is sponsored by OnHands Jacksonville monthly in order to maintain the cleanliness of the Jacksonville Beach. Both CSADD teams were faced with a major chal lenge. With their volun teer services beginning only hours after the party scene ended, the streets were filled with trash. CSADD is designed to positively influence Sailors behavior through resources and tools that promote good decisionmaking, enabling leader ship development and a positive influence among peers at the most junior level. CSADD originated at Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as a peer influence social group. The popularity and message of the pro gram spread and chapters were established at other commands. The program provides an additional resource and communi cation tool that facilitates positive Sailor interaction on and off of the ship. Even with the Halyburtons complex underway schedule, the CSADD team still manages to give back to the local community. We are dedicated to helping others and finding great alterna tives for our shipmates, said CSADDs Volunteer Coordinator, Seaman Justin Gregory. USS Halyburtons CSADD team starts the summer on a rapid pace towards making a major difference in the Jacksonville community. As the CSADD teams engaged in freeing the Jacksonville Beach from debris, they enlight ened each other on the daily obstacles that they encounter on both shore and sea duty. I think it is impor tant to learn about the duties of my shipmates on shore duty. It gives me a broader perspec tive on how to reach out to all Sailors throughout the Jacksonville area, said CSADDs Vice President, Personnel Specialist Seaman Timothy Murray. The CSADD members homeported and sta tioned at Naval Station Mayport plan on work ing together on future projects to promote the CSADDs mission and amplify smart decision making amongst junior Sailors throughout the Navy. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 9

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DATs Train For Hurricane Season At MayportFrom NAVFACSEIn preparation of the 2013 hurricane sea son, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeasts Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) responds to a simulated hurricane (Hurricane Lay) May 22. The team prepares for damage that could be caused by a Category 2 storm at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola deploying as part of the exercise to Naval Station (NS) Mayport. NS Mayport provided a perfect deployed loca tion for CERT and disas ter assessment team (DAT) training. Each year NAVFAC Southeast pre pares their teams for the upcoming hurricane sea son to be ready for any storm or natural disaster. This training is part of the annual plan to main tain skills and readiness for both new and experi enced CERT members. As we prepare for the 2013 Hurricane Season, we (NAVFAC Southeast) conduct a CERT exer cise as part of the Navys Annual HURREX (Hurricane Exercise). We exercise command and control (C2) from a central EOC (Emergency Operations Center) at headquarters (NAS Jacksonville) and in the field (NS Mayport stand ing in for NAS Pensacola this year), said Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth L. Vargas, NAVFAC Southeast Disaster Preparedness Officer (DPO). NAVFAC CERTs are a key part of the overall base recovery efforts after a storm. CERTs consist of one or more DATs as well as Construction Support Teams (CSTs) to administer contingency contracts, if any. DATs are made up of personnel who enable installation facility repair efforts. The teams consist of active-duty civil engi neer corps officers, civil ian engineers, architects, project managers, facili ties managers and con tract specialists. The CERT is a com pilation of experts and capabilities resident within NAVFAC Southeast. All the Business Lines (BLs), Support Lines (SLs) and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) provide expertise and manpower to the CERT, said Vargas. Before the assem bled team deployed to NS Mayport, NAVFAC Southeast commanding officer, Capt. Christopher Kiwus, offered words of encouragement and focus to the CERT members. When you deploy, chances are you are going to a more dangerous place than most people encounter. I worry about you getting hurt. I dont worry about your vehicle or your equipment I worry about you, said Kiwus. Safety is the most important thing as you go about accomplishing your mission. The entire team was told to watch out for each other and that they were all safety officers. The most important piece in this exercise is the knowledge each of you bring to the team. You all bring different exper tise to the team. Learn what each of you offer and learn from each other, said Kiwus. The CERT deploys with some pretty high tech equipment including hand held repeater radios, GPS enabled digital cam eras and a bus outfitted as a Mobile Command Post (MCP) filled with laptops, a fax machine, weather equipment and other sundries. We use several com munications means through our MCP to relay critical damage assess ment information, said Vargas. We have satellite abilities, wireless com munications, facsimile, scanning, NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Internet) and commercial internet and email capabilities. The C2 features streamline the process of get ting engineering assess ment data of damage to headquarters officials allowing NAVFAC leader ship to make engineer ing recommendations to the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) with the end goal of getting the damaged base repaired and fully mission capable in short order. Kiwus commented about the technology available to the team. Try to use all the equipment you are issued as a team but dont make the equipment your focus. Shake out every bit of knowledge you can thats the ben efits of an exercise so you can use those skills at a later time and place, learning now what to do to solve a problem in advance of a real emer gency. Thats the capacity we want to grow. As CERT members, we are charged with the responsibility to sup port installation and combatant command ers response efforts and work to ensure the affected installation can return to normal operations as quick as possible, said Don Maconi, NAVFAC Southeast Contingency Engineer. These tools help us complete our mission. This is a very select group, said Kiwus. In our region it is not a matter of if, but when we will deploy. If there is one group in the command to send to solve a problem, youre it. This is the group I would send to solve the problem. CERT capabilities have been demonstrat ed as teams were sent to Navy installations in the Gulf Coast Region after Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. Members of the team also deployed to assist with disaster assessments in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and after Hurricane Isaac impacted Louisiana in August 2012. -Photo by Earl BittnerAs part of the Hurricane Exercise (HURREX) conducted the third week of May in Navy Region Southeast, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast deployed a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) May 22 to Naval Station Mayport to practice their skills. Public Works Department Mayport Production Officer Lt. Cheron Thornton (left) briefs the CERT in the mobile command post (MCP) on simulated damaged buildings (as a simulated hurricane heads for Pensacola) that will require assessment by the Damage Assessment Teams (DATs). 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SBR Hosts Brownies USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) Public AffairsUSS Samuel B. Roberts hosted the Girl Scouts of Troop 1396 from Mayport, Florida. Prior to the Sammy Bs deploy ment, members of Girl Scout Troop 1396 deliv ered 200 boxes of cookies from donations collected during their sales. Troop 1396 are first year brown ies who collectively sold more than 5,000 boxes of cookies. The troop toured the ship led by Chief Petty Officer Hannabal Forbes. In addition to selling cookies, the Girl Scouts of Troop 1396 give back to others during the sale through a program known as Gift of Caring. This meaningful element of the Girl Scout cookie program helps girls feel that they are helping others. -Photo courtesy of USS Samuel B. RobertsBrownies from Troop 1396 stand with crew members of USS Samuel B. Roberts after delivering cookies to the ship prior to its deployment.ees, local national employees are not subject to this furlough actions. Select locations overseas will open if they have an adequate local national staff. However, if an over seas store is closed, its local national staff will report to work and per form other store-related duties. In January, DOD released guidance to allow defense compo nents to plan for potential budget cuts by reducing operating costs. In line with that direction, DeCA later executed the follow ing budget-cutting mea sures: A hiring freeze on all outside hires; Curtailment of official travel for all conferences, training, and any other events and activities con sidered noncritical to the agencys mission; Cancellation of the agencys May Worldwide Case Lot Sales for all commissaries. Instead, stores are conducting smallerscale events such as out door sidewalk sales; Curtailment of all overtime and compensa tory time unless deemed mission-critical; Review of contract services to restrict any increases; Curtailment of all monetary awards unless legally required; and Postponement of all Guard and Reserve onsite sales scheduled after July 8 until further notice. We are in this togeth er, Jeu said, and though limited in our ability by circumstances we cannot control, I assure you we will do all we can to mitigate the impact of sequestration on our patrons, employees and industry partners, and on our mission. The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retir ees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and mod ernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared to commercial prices -savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military fam ily support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, com missaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for Americas military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.From Page 1CommissaryNEX Awards Good GradesFrom NEXCOM The NEX wants to help its customers finance their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. All qualified students will participate in a quar terly drawing for mon etary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. The next drawing will be held at the end of May 2013. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and mili tary retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 11

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Auto Skills Center June Special: No charge on all air tools all month long plus free brake inspection all through June. 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 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 Free Pool Fridays: Play Pool for FREE every Friday night in June. Enjoy our great specials, tournaments, prizes and more. 270-7205 June 7: Live Music by Sha Davis. 8 p.m. at Castaways. Celebrate summer with a free live concert, giveaways and lots of summer fun. 2707205 June 15: UFC 161-Bararo vs Wineland. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 June 19: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 Community Events June 29: Freedom Fest 2013 4-8 p.m. at Seagull Pavilion (next to the CPO Club); Come out and enjoy fun for the entire family: games, rides, live band, inflata bles and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. No outside coolers, food or beverages allowed at the event site. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. 270-5228 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 June 16: Focsle Lounge All-Hands Fathers Day Brunch Seatings at 10 am and 12 pm at Focsle; Reservations required. Celebrate Dad with an all you can eat brunch fea turing omelet bar, cham pagne fountain, carv ing station and more. To reserve your spot, please call (904) 270-5431 or (904) 270-5313 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. Every Tuesday in June: Ping Pong Champ Joan Rugglero. Learn how to play ping pong from the 1998 World Championship Doubles Bronze Medalist.4-6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 7: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. June 8: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 9: Action Movie Marathon. 2 p.m. at Liberty Center. Free Popcorn! June 10: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! June 12: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline June 10. June 14: Movie Trip: Man of Steel. Van departs 6 p.m. June 15: UFC 161Barao vs. Eddie. 9 p.m. at Castaways. FREE June 17: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 19: Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 21: Movie Trip: World War Z. Van departs 6 p.m. June 22: Angry Birds. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. June 24: Snag Golf. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Learn the basics, hone your skills, or just have some fun. June 7: Outdoor MoviesTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn pt 2 (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. June 14: Outdoor MoviesParental Guidance (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 21: Outdoor MoviesRise of the Guardians (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 June 28: Outdoor MoviesEscape from Planet Earth (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 On The Messdeck Bogeys Specials Thursday, June 6 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $ 7.95 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Shrimp on Mixed Greens, $9.95 Soup: Shrimp Tomato Basil Friday, June 7 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Pot Roast with Potatoes, $7.95 Egg Salad Sandwich, $4.25 Soup: Crab Bisque Monday, June 10 BBQ Pork Panini, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Chicken Cobb Salad, $7.95 Soup: Spicy Chicken Tortilla Tuesday, June 11 Black and Bleu Burger, $7.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.50 Steak Caesar Salad, $8.95 Soup: White Chicken Chili Wednesday, June 12 8 Oz NY Strip Steak Teriyaki, $10.95 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6.50 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich, $6.95 Greek Chicken Salad, $8.95 Soup: New England Clam Chowder 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), $6.25 Monday Chicken patty sandwich, $6.25 Tuesday BBQ beef sand wich, fries and 20 oz. soda, $5 Wednesday Hamburger, $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 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Intramural Sports June 6: Mini Biathalon (Swim & Run). 9 a.m. at Beachside Community Center. 270-5451. June 11: Summer Beach 5K Run / 3K Walk. 8:10 a.m. in front of the gym. June 11: 4v4 Beach Volleyball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins June. 24; season ends Aug. 22. 270-5451. Aquatics June 10-13: American Red Cross Certified WSI Certification Course Participants must attend all 30 hours of training to be certified. Cost is $200 for Military/Dependents/ DOD and $250 for Civilians. Sign up at the Base Gym or the Pool. June 7: Pool Open for Full Summer Hours. Saturdays, Sunday and Holidays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 1-6 p.m. Active Duty and children ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes. 270-5377 June 16: Fathers Day Family Bowling Special. $6.00 for 90 minutes of bowling and shoe rental, plus Colored Headpin Bowling. Hot Dog and French fries $2.75. 2705377 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) Windy Harbor Base Championship: June 8 & 9, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Open to all AD, retirees, reservists, DOD and their dependents with established handicaps at Mayport. Cost is $25. MWR Sports/Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013 13

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Mayport Celebrates Diversity -Photos by ET3 Michelle MalteseAbove left, Sailors enjoy a special meal featuring recipes fromAsia and the Pacific Islands as part of Naval Station Mayports Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognition. Above right, Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Hsiao-Chin Chiang speaks about other Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have succeeded in the military. Also pictured is Yeoman 3rd Class Raymond Kong and Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (SW) Alfredo Martinez.Country Rocks The Beach ConcertFree Tickets To Active Duty Saturday, June 22, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, The Lacs, Jamie Davis/ Rion Page, Aaron Taylor, and Lauren Elise will be rocking Fernandina Beach. The NAS Jax USO, Mayport USO, and the Kings Bay ITT Office will have a limited number of FREE tickets available for ACTIVE DUTY only. Only TWO free tickets will be provided per ACTIVE DUTY family regardless of dual service status. First come, first served. Tickets must be picked up by service member. Spouses may pickup if service member is deployed. 2013 Freedom Cup June 17 Join fellow active duty service members in a Ryder Cup style tourna ment at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Monday, June 17. The tournament is free to the first 70 active duty service members from each base (NAS JAX, Mayport, and Kings Bay). You may signup for the Tournament by calling the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at (904) 277-7370. Teen Driving CourseNAS Jacksonville The NAS Jacksonville Safety Office is offering a driver improvement class targeting young, depen dent drivers between the ages of 15 and 21. The class will be held on June 14 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will not be any time behind the wheel. Teens will receive an AAADriver Improvement Class completion certificate. For more information, call Linda at (904) 542-3082, Cindy at (904) 542-2584, or Kristen at (904) 5428810. Mayport USO No Dough Dinner Monday, June 10, from 5-7 p.m. the Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner. JAXEX RUNWAY 5K The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) will host its Inaugural JAXEX RUNWAY 5K at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX) on Saturday, June 8. Net proceeds will benefit The Greater Jacksonville Area USO. The event will fea ture a 5K run beginning at 7:30 a.m. and a onemile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The 5K registration fee will increase to $30 the day of the race. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USOThursday, June 6 The Friends of the Beaches Branch Library will host an informational meeting to discuss repair and construction plans at the library in the Beaches Branch Library Community Room, 600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, Fla., from 6-7 p.m. Attendees include City Council PresidentElect Bill Gulliford, rep resentatives of the City of Jacksonville Public Works Department and the Jacksonville Public Library, and an archi tect from VRL Architects, who will give an overview of the plans and answer questions. Reservations are not required. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its public meet ings accessible to all per sons. If you need special accommodations for this event, please call 6307595 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. Saturday, June 8 Rethreaded, a nonprofit that provides job training and employment for women emerging from lives of addiction, vio lence, human trafficking and prostitution, won the top crowd fund vote at One Spark Festival, the five-day festival for creators and innovators. To celebrate, the organi zation is hosting a Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration from 2 p.m.9 p.m. at the Rethreaded warehouse located at 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209. To learn more about Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration or to get involved with Rethreaded, please visit, http://www.rethreaded. com/. Enjoy Great Outdoors Month and learn from a park ranger what a gopher is, where they live and why they are so impor tant. This program will take place at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

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