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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Happy 5th Anniversary To Fourth Fleet4th Fleet Public AffairsU.S. 4th Fleet marked its 5th anniversary since the num bered fleet was reestablished July 12th 2008 during a cer emony held at Naval Station Mayport July 11th. U.S. 4th Fleet was first estab lished in 1943 as one of the original numbered fleets during World War II. The United States needed a command in charge of pro tecting against enemy raiders, blockade runners and subma rines in the South Atlantic. U.S. 4th Fleet fulfilled that mission until it was disestablished in 1950, and U.S. 2nd Fleet took over its responsibilities. On July 12, 2008, then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead reestab lished U.S. 4th Fleet, during a ceremony at Mayport. Since being reestablished, U.S. 4th Fleet has succes fully completed several annu al deployments in its Area Of Responsibility (AOR) includ ing Continuing Promise (CP), an annual deployment to foster goodwill and demon strate U.S. commitment and support to Latin America and the Caribbean; Southern Partnership Station (SPS) which conducts joint, multinational and interagency cooperation missions with several partner nations, and PANAMAX an annual partnership-building exercise during which U.S. 4th Fleet serves as the maritime force commander. Each year, regional forces participate in one of the worlds largest multinational training exer cises focused on defending the Panama Canal, one of the most strategically and economical ly important waterways in the world. While the overarching goal of these exercises is to devel op and test command and control of forces at sea, train ing during this will address the spectrum of maritime opera tions, Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ Commander U.S. 4th Fleet said. U.S. 4th Fleet also played a pivotal role in Operation Unified Response, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti destroying vast areas of the nations capital, killing an estimated 230,000 persons, trapping many thousands in wreckage, and leaving over two million without shelter. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Nassau (LHA 4), and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) were sent to Haiti to support relief operations, with coordination through 4th Fleet. Currently 4th Fleet is sup porting Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) Operations as part of Operation Martillo. Martillo Spanish for hammeris a U.S., European -Photo by MC1 Sean AllenRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/Commander U.S. 4th Fleet leads a panel discus sion during the 4th Fleet 5th Anniversary commemoration. The panel discussion group consisted of United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel, Deputy Commander USCG Atlantic Area, Former 4th Fleet Commander Rear Admiral (Ret.) Victor Guillory, and former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Rear Admiral (Ret.) James Stevenson, and 4th Fleet Political Advisor Lance Hegerle. The panel discussion focused on the past accomplishments of 4th Fleet, and the challenges that lie ahead. -Photo courtesy of USS CarneyCmdr. Marc Boran and Cmdr. Eddie Crossman cut the cake, made by the ships Culinary Specialists, at the end of the ships Change of Command ceremony July 15.New CO For USS CarneyUSS Carney PAOSailors assembled on the flight deck just after morning colors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) on July 15 to participate in the time-honored tra dition of a change of command ceremony. Cmdr. Marc Boran was relieved by Cmdr. Edward Crossman as command ing officer of USS Carney (DDG 64). Capt. Paul Flood, Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 14, was the spe cial guest for the ceremo ny. The ceremony began with an invocation by Cmdr. Steven Souders, followed by the parad ing of the colors and rifle demonstration by Electronics Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Miller and the singing of our national anthem by Lt.j.g. Lily Powers. Flood presented Boran with the Meritorious Service Medal and Command Master Chief Johnathan Lonsdale presented Boran with the ships commis sioning pennant. After 19 months of com mand, Boran reflected on the many accomplish ments of Carney, with a particular emphasis on the crews persever ance, hard work, and unmatched technical knowledge of their equip ment. Just two days prior to the change of com mand ceremony, Carney successfully completed INSURV, the most evasive and extensive inspec tion the Navy has to offer. Daring, Dauntless, Defiant USS De Wert Deploys -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFamily members of Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) wave goodbye from the pier as the ship gets underway. De Wert, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, deploys to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility to protect the Nations interests abroad.From USS De Wert Public AffairsThe guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) departed Naval Station Mayport on July 12 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. We are deploying as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group, said Lt. Cmdr. Stanley Dickerson, De Wert executive officer. Our primary mission will be to protect our national interests. The ships crew has completed various training exercises to pre pare for their upcoming deploy ment. Part of their prepara tions included flight operations with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46, Detachment 3 Hooligans, who will assist in exe cuting the ships mission. De Wert is equipped to carry and embark a Lamps MK III multipurpose helicopter. The avionics package, airborne sensors, and tactical data systems incorporated in this helicopter allow the ship to locate and strike at hostile surface and subsurface forces well beyond the horizon and long before De Wert is detected by their sensors. In March the crew completed their independent deployer certi fication. This was a grueling exer cise that enabled us to hone our skills in multiple scenarios, said Dickerson. We conducted numer ous boardings, live fire exercises and anti-submarine exercises. De Werts Combat Systems capa bility allows it to rapidly evaluate threats, conduct rapid appropri -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseLt. Kirsten Paulaitis kisses her husband, Lt.j.g. Josh Paulaitis, goodbye before he leaves on a six month deployment with USS De Wert.See 4th Fleet, Page 13 See De Wert, Page 7 See Carney, Page 12

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, I would like to take a moment to talk about the Department Of Defensewide furlough program that went into effect the first week of July. This fur lough affects about 78 percent of the Department of Navys civilian employ ees, in that they were ordered to take one unpaid day off a week, through the end of the fiscal year as part of the budget shortfall associated with the Continuing Resolution and automatic cuts as a result of sequestration. Its a tough time for our civilian shipmates. They are losing about 20 percent of their weekly income and Im pretty sure nobody at NS Mayport wouldnt, or doesnt, feel that. On the uniformed side, we rely heavily on the jobs that those civilians perform each and every day, week in and week out. Please remember if you are affected by the Furlough program, you remain a vital part of the engine that keeps Team Mayport steaming forward and without you things just dont operate the same. Please dont lose faith with the Navy/ DOD Leadership we know how vital you work is, and we are hoping for a quick resolution I have some good news to share. We recently received official word that three Cyclone class patrol coastal ships will be homeported right here at Planet Awesome starting Sept. 1 with USS Shamal (PC 13). Her sister ships, USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Tornado (PC 14), will shift homeports to Mayport on Nov. 1. All three ships are relocat ing from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and bringing approximately 90 crewmembers total along with them. You may have seen USS Shamal moored at Echo Pier when she visited last week. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveil lance. These ships are slated to work pri marily with drug interdiction work with U.S. Fourth Fleet. Fourth Fleet just celebrated its fifth anniversary of reestablishment of the command during a panel discussion and recognition ceremony held July 11 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. A panel made up of past and present Fourth Fleet commanders, the Joint Interagency Task Force Commander, South and 4th Fleets political advisor talked about the role of the command and its future role interdicting drugs and its diplomatic role throughout the Caribbean, Central and South Americas. The Navy has truly realized the strate gic value of our Fourth Fleet, and the partnerships they have developed with our Allies in South and Central America are vital to Freedom, Democracy and Stability in the Hemisphere Happy Birthday Shipmates, and may you have decades of continued success. I also want to say fair winds and fol lowing seas to Capt. Ron Cook of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center as he leaves the command for his next adventure following a change of com mand ceremony on July 26. Cook has lead SERMC since 2010 and during his tenure the command consecutive ly received the Regional Maintenance Center Excellence award for 2011 and 2012. I also want to welcome Capt. Dave Gombas back to Naval Station Mayport and SERMC. He worked at SERMC as the Waterfront Operations Officer from 2007-09. Last week, Naval Station Mayport also went into hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Chantal wound its way up from the south Atlantic Ocean. Although she weakened long before reaching Jacksonville, it was a great opportunity to get hurricane prepared for the next storm to head our way. Make sure you have all of your contact information up to date with your com mand, including that of your family. If you havent already done it, now would a good time to have an evacuation plan in order, along with an emergency supply kit filled with blankets, clothing, flash lights and important papers, and dont forget about those family pets! Mark your calendars, Naval Station Mayport will hold its quarterly blood drive on July 23 and I am making it my personal mission to get at least 100 pints of blood donated this time around. The drive will be held at the Building One training room from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Avoid the long waiting times by making your appointment online at redcrossblood. org and use sponsor code :MNS. This is a critical time for blood donations. On July 9, the American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelets and blood donors of all types because expec tations for donations were low. Lets roll up our sleeves and help save a life. Please continue sending your sugges tions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil. Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSSummer is the time to enjoy ice cold treats while at the park, the ball park, or in the backyard. The rising temperatures in summer encourage ice cold treats to keep cool. But a report by a Baylor College of Medicine dieti tian warns to avoid those treats which pack on calo ries and fat. Summer is definite ly a time when we want to enjoy cool, refreshing snacks and drinks when it gets so hot outside, said Kristi King, a registered dietitian with BCM and Texas Childrens Hospital. But those tasty treats can go from your lips straight to your hips. Its still possible to enjoy summertime sweets by making smart choices and making your own ver sions at home, King said. Drinks Smoothies are a great refreshing summer treat, but they can be very high in calories rang ing from 180 to 500-plus for a 20 ounce smoothie, King said. Make sure that smoothie shop is using only fruit and ice or nonfat yogurt. Some places use ice cream or full-fat yogurt or add whole milk and high-sugar fruit juice. King advised that, People think they are having something healthy when in reality it is very high in fat and natural and added sugar. Theyre getting walloped with high-fat and calorie base mixtures. Another healthy choice is to make your own smoothies at home. This healthy alternative is especially convenient for breakfast, she said. In a blender, mix ice and fresh or frozen fruit, add a splash of skim milk, put it in a cup and walk out the door. Its not only lower in calories but saves money too. In the south, watch out for the ever-popular sweet tea and lemonade. Check out the listing for sugar on box drinks as well. All can be high in sugar. King advises to go with an unsweetened tea and add your own zerocalorie sweetener. Opt for low-calorie lemonades or other sweetened drinks, she said. Frozen treats King warns about trendy yogurt shops as another source of poten tially high calorie good ies. Because its hard to control portion size and then topping it with the sweet candy options can make this treat really high in calories. A good option however is yogurt. Choose a low-fat or sugarfree variety and stick with toppings like fruit and nuts. A fun alternative is to make frozen yogurt at home by blending your favorite fruit with your favorite variety of yogurt. This is something that kids can help with as well, which may make them more likely to eat it, King said. Sorbets and sherbets also tend to be lower cal orie than traditional ice cream and some yogurts, she said. One option that I real ly like that is available in grocery stores are the fro zen fruit bars. They are about 70 calories and are not high in added sugar, she said. Theyre already portioned so theyre con venient as well as refresh ing great for when youve been outside work ing in the yard. King also recommends freezing fruit to eat as a snack. Frozen grapes are a great snack and so are frozen banana bites dipped in melted choco late, she said. The bottom line, according to King, is that its still possible to enjoy refreshing cold summer treats but be sure to make smart choices. 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.Enjoy Tasty Treats Wisely To Control CaloriesJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingHow much is your smart phone worth? The newest top of the line smart phones are about $600 if purchased with out a cell phone plan. But how much is your cell phone worth to you? If you load it with helpful apps, music, movies, and more it can easily be used by you all day long for all kinds of things. So, there fore you might say that your cell phone is incredibly valuable to you. Did you know that if you were to look at the materials that make a cell phone and determine its mineral worth, it would be about $15. So what makes $15 worth of mate rials cost us $600? People make the difference! The people who take the raw elements and engineer them into these amazing devices, the pro grammers who create the operating systems and the apps that run them give them incredible value to us! The creative genius of the human spirit can take basic elements and breathe life into amazing devices. Did you know if you were to take the mineral wealth of the human body it would be about the same as a cell phone, $15 or less! And yet people are the ones who made the cell phone! The people in our lives, our family and our loved ones, we would all say are priceless to us. We could never put a dollar amount on how much our family members and friends are worth to us, because their value goes beyond com prehension! These are the people that God has breathed life into with His creative spirit and blessed us with knowing. You and I were created for relationships. We all value the people we have come to know and love over the years. Our rela tionships are invaluable to us, for it is the people we are close to that make our lives valuable. We give value to one another by simply relating to one another on a daily basis. When you leave a duty station and have to move to another, it is the people that you will miss. After moving it will be the new people that you will seek to get to know, because we need and value each other. So, the next time you pull out your cell phone to make a phone call, a text message, an email, or a facebook post to con nect with the people God has placed in your life, remember that the true value of your phone and the people we know is the relationships we share, so make them count each and every day! God Bless. Chap Stephen Cloer CNSL Ministry Center CHAPLAINSTrue Value Is Not In The Thing But The PeopleVacation Bible School Registration UnderwayFrom Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from July 22-26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 4-12. This years theme is Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. At Kingdom Rock, kids will meet new Bible Buddies, like Victoria the Fox, Sir Valiant the Lion and Duke the Stallion. Children how Gods love, family, friends, prayer and trust can help them stand strong. There is no cost for VBS, but space is limited. Register at the Chapel during normal working hours or call 270-5212 for more information.

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 Welcome Back Hu City, HSL-48 -Photos by MC3 Damian BergHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Franz Malitig, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), kisses his wife, Bettina, after being deployed for six-months. Hu City was deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. From Eisenhower Strike Group Public AffairsMore than 5,000 Sailors serv ing as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) returned to their homeports in Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla. July 3, following five months of operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and embarked squad rons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), are returning from their second deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 6th Fleet areas of opera tions in the past year. Capt. Dan Uhls, commanding officer of USS Hue City, echoed Hitchcocks comments about the magnificent work his crew has done during the deployment. I have been utterly amazed by the professionalism of the wonderful men and women who sail aboard Hue City, said Uhls. Their resiliency in the face of back-to-back deploy ments, along with their person al and professional accomplish ments while conducting our nations business in the Arabian Gulf is awe-inspiring. They are truly Americas finest and I have been proud to sail with them for the past year. Operating forward, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and into the Arabian Gulf, the Sailors of Eisenhower Strike Group exemplified the profes sionalism, flexibility, and com bat readiness that are the hall marks of our Navy, said Rear Adm. Mike Gilday, Commander Carrier Strike Group 8. A sec ond successful deployment would not have been possible without the inspirational team work on Ike and the rock-solid support from our families and friends back home. Our Sailors and their families are definitely Americas All Stars. While deployed, IKECSG served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and mis sions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Its been a busy 12 months for the Ike Five Star Warriors. I am so proud of this winning team and the spectacular work they have done. No one could have accomplished the mission better, said Capt. Marcus Hitchcock, Ikes command ing officer. We are thrilled to return home to our friends and family today they have sac rificed equally and supported us wonderfully. I would like to thank the Ike Sailors and their families for their unflagging commitment and dedication to our Navy and nation. They have earned a heroes welcome home. During the five months away from their homeports, Eisenhower and Hue City safe ly steamed more than 30,000 miles, conducted eight strait transits, two Suez Canal transits, and CVW-7 launched their first sorties into Afghanistan March 24. The air wing flew 1,362 com bat sorties, 8,033 hours, equat ing to 51 days in support of OEF. The Carrier Air Wing 7 team has shined once again, said Capt. Terry Morris, commander of CVW-7. Our Sailors worked hard day in and day out over the last several months. Theyve earned all of their praises. Eisenhower CSG is made up of Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guidedmissile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), the eight squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28. CVW-7 includes Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) One Two One Bluetails, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Zero Three Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Three One Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Four Three Pukin Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) Eightythree Rampagers, Electronic Attack (VAQ) Squadron One Four Zero Patriots, Helicopter Anti-submarine (HS) Five Nightdippers, and Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) Forty Rawhides. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Sameul Turner, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66) embraces his son Liam for the first time. Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Shane Hammond, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), kisses his wife, Megan, after a six-month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) Sailors gather on the pier at Naval Station Mayport to greet the crew after a six-month deployment.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 5 End of the Infinites HSL-48 Detachment 8.2HSL-48 Detachment 8 stood up like many before it in May 2011 and began the long process of workups prior to their sched uled deployment with on board USS Hue City (CG66), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in November the same year. Little did anyone know at the time that DET 8 would have a long and difficult road ahead. The All Stars, as Detachment 8 was origi nally called, completed all required pre-deployment events and through sev eral delays and uncer tainties, finally deployed in June 2012 and was expected to return in March 2013, an ardu ous 9 months at sea. As a result of various issues, the All Stars returned in December for a holi day break with family before deploying again in February. Because of the unusually long exis tence of the detachment and the operational hold placed on detachment personnel, the name was changed to the Infinites. After a second deploy ment in under a year, the Infinites will finally return in early July. Over the course of two years, the All Stars and the Infinites have seen many person nel come and go, several schedule changes, and flown more than 1,200 mishap-free flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Arabian Gulf security operations. During the 10 months of deploy ment time, the detach ment enjoyed some down time in various ports that included Cannes, France, Bahrain, and Palma Mallorca, Spain. Even though they have seen many interesting places and experienced all that a strike group deploy ment can offer, everyone is ready and excited to be home for good. After their return the Infinites will finalize their histor ic duration with a post cruise inspection and some well deserved leave. -Photo courtesy of HSL-48The original pilots of Detachment 8 stand with their SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a deployment with USS Hu City. From left, Lt. Foris, Lt. Tucker, Lt. Cmdr. Morrow, Lt. Culbertson. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) arrives at Naval Station Mayport for a brief visit to pick up participants for a tiger cruise. Eisenhower is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va., after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in sup port of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Operations Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Borek, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), embraces his wife, Jessica, after a six-month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) hold signs and flags to welcome home their Sailors from a six month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) Sailors wait for the loved ones to disembark the ship after it returned from a six month deployment. The guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) returns to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a sixmonth deployment.

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FFSC Classes Give Tools To Help SailorsFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 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 par enting skills that are dis cussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbe havior, building courage and character in your child, andencourag ing and listening to your child. Each week a differ ent topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. July 22-26, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 July 23, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Ages 13-19 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 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 par enting skills that are dis cussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbe havior, building courage and character in your child, andencourag ing and listening to your child. Each week a differ ent topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. July 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Home Buying, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 July 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 This workshop is for those who are developing a rough resume and for those who are close to the perfecting theirs. We will work in a small group format to review and pro vide input on participants resumes. This unique learning method helps participants realize that we can all be experts and that we can get great input from our peers. FFSC Staff will participate and provide input on individ ual resumes. July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, Room 1124 July 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger.USS Taylor Join Purple Heart Homes To Make Better Life for Combat Wounded VetsFrom USS TaylorPurple Heart Homes USA kicked off a total home reno vation for Jacksonville resident PFC Jeffery Taylor with the help of local volunteers to include businesses and Mayport Sailors from USS Taylor (FFG 50). PFC Jeffery Taylor joined the Army after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and served with the US Armys 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April 2003, PFC Taylor was critically injured when his vehicle was hit by an enemy mortar. His crewmembers died in the attack, but PFC Taylor survived even though he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury, extensive leg nerve damage, and hearing loss. He currently suffers from PostTraumatic Stress Disorder. On June 19th, multiple orga nizations came to kick off the house renovation with Purple Heart Homes. Volunteers from USS Taylor (FFG 50), and GE Aviation of Jacksonville came out to support and kick off the renovations. Volunteers worked on landscaping, insulation repair, and reconstructing the foundation. Purple Heart Homes is a nonprofit organization started in 2008 by Iraq War veterans Dale Beatty and John Gallina. Purple Heart Homes, with help from local communities, is commit ted to ensuring quality of life for disabled American veterans of all ages. Many disabled veterans transitioning back home have difficulties in part because their homes are not built to accom modate their physical or mental needs. Earl Richburg, retired Army veteran and the Southeast Regional Director for Purple Hearts Homes, was impressed the amount of volunteers that came out to support on Saturday morning for the kick off event. To see this many people come out on a Saturday morn ing to support us is just hum bling, said Richburg. Purple Heart Homes found ers Beatty and Gallina nearly lost their lives together in 2004 when their Humvee was hit by an IED in Iraq. Beatty lost both his legs and Gallina suffered head and back injuries. Their experiences as combat wound ed veterans led them to start Purple Heart Homes in 2008 to provide support for veterans and empower local communities to do the same. The ongoing renovations for PFC Taylor and his family have been made possible by a coalition of businesses. Bank of America donated the house and RTF Construction donated the parts and labor. The TV show Designing Spaces has also joined the project to decorate the inside of the home. The house is expected to be complete in late July when a reveal ceremony will occur and the new home will be presented to PFC Taylor and family. Purple Heart Homes is always looking for individuals and groups looking to get involved. If you or your command are interested in volunteering, visit http://www.purplehearthome susa.org.-Photos courtesy of USS TaylorUSS Taylor Sailors volunteer to start the renovation on the home for PFC Taylor. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Feds Feed Families Gives Back To CommunitiesAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe Feds Feed Families campaign is a way to give back to the communities where Defense Department employees work and live, a DOD official said here today. In its fifth year, the fed eral campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 28, said Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian per sonnel policy. While DOD has not set a goal this year for dona tions, last year set a record high at 2.1 million pounds of donated items, she said. Every year, weve seen the departments total contributions go up, she added. The campaign is con ducted during the sum mer for a reason, HinkleBowles said. The food banks across the country generally experience a shortage of food throughout the sum mer, she explained. It is also a critical time for children, because theyre out of school and might not get the nutrition they need [and get] from school programs. This is when we have an oppor tunity to contribute and make a difference, specifically for our children in our communities. Howard Ferguson, this years champion for the campaign, encouraged DOD personnel to par ticipate and make a dif ference. He said the feed back the effort is getting this year is that the spirit of giving is alive and well. We think well have a very successful 2013 campaign, he added. With a civilian person nel furlough beginning July 8 within DOD orga nizations, Hinkle-Bowles said she understands that times are challenging. Anything thats contrib uted is of value, she said. Large and small dona tions are appreciated. We just ask folks to give what they can. Hinkle-Bowles said the military services and DOD organizations have significant involvement in the campaign. Weve had a lot of cooperation over the years from our military counterparts, she said. We really are a total force, and we appreci ate the involvement of everybody in DOD who ... makes a contribution. Food banks across the country will receive donated goods, Ferguson said. While only nonper ishable items are accept ed, this years emphasis is on healthy choices and well-balanced meals, he added. Donation boxes around DOD typically have a list of the most wanted items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, grains, canned protein such as tuna and salm on, multigrain cereals, healthy snacks, baking goods and hygiene items. The campaign does not accept cash donations, but Ferguson said if peo ple want to make such a contribution, they can do so directly at a food bank in their communities. We appreciate the sup port that everyone has given in the past and what we know will come in the future, Hinkle-Bowles said. It really does give us an opportunity to show our public service and to give back to the commu nities. ate weapons selection, and near instantaneous response to any postu lated attack. The systems aboard this ship have been designed to meet these demanding and dynamic prerequisites and to do so with mini mum human interface. Her weapons include OTTO Melara 3 inch (76 mm) gun, Vulcan Phalanx close in weapons sys tem (CIWS), and antisubmarine torpedoes. Rounding out Dewerts Combat Systems suite is the worlds most effective surface passive ASW sys tem thus completing this highly sophisticated pack age. Commissioned November 19, 1983, De Wert is named for Hospitalman Richard De Wert from Taunton, Mass. De Wert was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during an attack on Chinese Communist forces, during which he was killed in action while administering first aid to an injured comrade. The ships motto Daring, Dauntless, Defiant expresses De Werts cou rageous sacrifice and serves as an inspiration to the men and women who man the warship named in his honor. I am proud to sail on her during this deploy ment and proud to be the Executive Officer of a great ship who is ready to deploy once again, said Dickerson. She is an old ship, but she is a capable ship with an extremely competent crew.From Page 1De Wert THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 7

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Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy HousingAs the Navys Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT) reaches its first year, Navy Housing is already working on upgrades to be imple mented over the next sev eral years. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Navy Housing launched HEAT, the online tool for service members and their fami lies to request housing information and begin the military family hous ing application process, in July 2012. Returning customers may notice some positive changes to the interface as Navy Housing launch es the second phase of HEAT this summer. This upgrade also improves processes within the HSCs and allows for bet ter inter-communication with Navy systems. HEAT allows service members and their fami lies to connect with mul tiple housing service cen ters (HSCs) to review all of their housing options at any Navy installation before accepting orders. HEAT can also start the housing application pro cess for those interested in military and commu nity housing. Navy Housing designed HEAT to engage cus tomers earlier in the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) process. Though approximately 75 percent of HEAT users have orders, and/or know where theyre going, HEAT can also be used before accepting orders. It is a convenient way to contact Housing Service Centers (HSCs) to col lect valuable housing and local community information that may be impor tant in PCS decisions. The program is the first of its kind within the Department of Defense. As the team rolls out improvements, Navy Housing hopes to see more and more ser vice members and their spouses utilizing HEAT during their next PCS, said Bill Pearson, acting housing program manag er, CNIC. More than 6,300 cus tomers used HEAT in its first year, and I expect that to double next year, said Mike Bowlin, CNIC Navy Housing HEAT Project Manager. We continue to improve and expand HEAT, and the overall customer service experi ence with Navy Housing. Although 95 percent of HEAT users are apply ing for military family housing, we want service members to know they can use it to contact the professional staff at our HSCs and find informa tion on housing options and the local community too. Service members and their families can begin their housing search online and to contact their next HSC using the HEAT website at www. cnic.navy.mil/HEAT.Navy Housing Early App Tool UpdatedOn The A List-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, (back row, third from left) was joined by the base prospective Commanding Officer, Capt. Wesley McCall (back row, second from left) in congratulating Base Housing for receiving the A List Awards for Customer Service Excellence for 2012. Each year, CEL & Associates, Inc., compiles customer satisfaction survey data and recognizes those properties who achieve a Best In the Industry rating for pro viding the highest level and quality of service. Since 2009, NS Mayport facilities have received Platinum, Crystal and A list awards. Barracks 337, 451 and Building 2234 received Outstanding scores. Building 2105, BEQ 1586-1587 received Good scores. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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An Eye On The Hawk -Photo by MC3 Billy HoLt j.g. Marc Falkner, assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, observes as an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Bailey Ave Closes TemporarilyFrom Public Works Department MayportPublic Works Department Mayport will shut down a portion of Bailey Avenue on July 22-26 for crosswalk work New crosswalk strip ping and repairs of tem porary paving will be installed along the Bailey Avenue, in front of the Base Gym. Detour signs will be in place along Bailey Avenue to help direct traffic flow. Once this activity has been completed, the road will be reopened. EOQ Luncheon Naval Station Mayport Employee of the Quarter luncheon/ presentation will be held at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on July 30 at noon. Lunch is $8 at the door. Nominees are as fol lows: Frank Ross, Security Willie Atkins, Housing Todd Wright, FFSC Ashley Vasquez, MWR Scott Young, Air Ops RVSP to Sandra Barrett by Friday, July 26 to ensure a seat! THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 9

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Aquatics July 22: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is July 19 & 20 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $45 per child/adult; $40 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. July 28: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a breakfast dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 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) MWR Sports/FitnessJuly 19: Outdoor MoviesMegamind (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 26: Outdoor MoviesThe Lorax (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Team America -Photo courtesy of U.S. 4th FleetU.S. 4th Fleet soccer team, TEAM AMERICA, is maintaining momentum during 2013s soccer season with eight wins and only two losses so far. The 4th Fleet team includes Officers, Sailors and Civilians from many countries in the Americas. Upper row from left, IT2 Mesfin (USN), Lt. Cmdr. Flores (USN), Capt. Pablo (Ecuador), Cmdr. Meja (Mexico), Lt. Cmdr. Gustavo (Argentina), LS1 Jimenez (USN) and GSM Matthews (USN). Bottom row, Mr. PabJota (Ecuador), Lt. Cmdr. Benites (USN), Cmdr. Hugo (Brasil), Chief Neto (Brasil) and LS1 Loncke (USN). 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Auto Skills Center July Special: 10 percent off all vehicle lifts plus free vehicle diagnostic for most vehicles. 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every MondayFriday 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! 270-7205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 6:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 2707205 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 all-you-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. 2705431 ITT Shipwreck Island Season Passes on Sale: $89.50 per pass. Passholders receive unlimited access to Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach as well as daily deals throughout the week and spe cial discounts on off-season and holiday events. 270-5145 Liberty Call 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 July: 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. July 19: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. July 20: A Day at the Beach: Huguenot Park. Van departs 8 a.m. Sign up by July 17. Transportation Only. July 21: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 22: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 26: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. July 27: Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 28: Ichnetucknee Springs Tubing Trip. Cost $5. Sign up by July 24. Van departs Liberty Center 7 a.m. July 29: Snag Golf. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 11

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From Page 1CarneyBoran thanked his fam ily and friends for their support, and he thanked the crew for their unrelenting commitment and dedication. Before he finished his remarks, Boran presented seven Carney Sailors with the Navy Commendation Medal for their hard work and dedication dis played during prepara tions and the execution of INSURV. Boran will report to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. for his next assignment. Boran served as First Division Officer and Three Main Machinery Division Officer in USS Independence (CV 62) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. His second Division Officer tour was as Navigator in USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) homeported in San Diego, CA. As Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer during his Department Head tour he served in USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Air Defense Commander for Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His served in USS Farragut (DDG 99) as Executive Officer from October 2007 to October 2009 and deployed to the U.S. Southern Command Area of Focus support ing Partnership of the Americas 2008. Ashore, Boran has been a Group Scheduler and Flag Secretary for Commander, Amphibious Group Three. After completing his Department Head tour he served as Flag Secretary for the Superintendent at the United States Naval Academy. Carney will begin the intermediate training phase on July 19. Crossman is a native of Fayston, Vermont and Kinnelon, New Jersey who graduated from Admiral Farragut Military Academy High School and in 1996 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Norwich University and is a 2010 Georgetown Congressional Fellow and a 2011 graduate of the NATO Defense College, Rome Italy. He served aboard USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), Beachmaster Unit One (BMU-1) as Officer In Charge, and USS Mason (DDG 87) He also served at Naval ROTC Unit Norwich University in Northfield VT as a Naval Science Instructor and the regional officer recruit er for the Northeast Region; served as Flag aide to the Commander USSOUTHCOM and served as Special Assistant to the Commander USSOUTHCOM for Congressional Affairs. He served as Defense Fellow to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), the rank ing member of the Senate Seapower Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee before becoming execu tive Officer of USS CarneyBack To School Physicals Offered At Mayport Branch Health Clinic Mayport Primary Care Clinic ManagerNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayports Immunizations Clinic is currently conducting back to school physicals for the upcoming 20132014 school year, allowing parents to beat the rush with early scheduling and additional clinic days in July and August. Florida law requires all school children have the appropriate health exam and immunization docu mentation. The physical examination must be per formed by a health care provider licensed to per form physical exams and must be completed within the past 12 months (this is not an annual exam). The school entry health exam (form DH 3040) is a requirement for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their ini tial entry into a Florida school. A new entrant is a child entering a school in Florida for the first time or entering after having been absent from a school for more than 12 months or one school year. You have up to one year prior to entering the Florida school system in which to obtain the school entry health exam. For students transfer ring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would be acceptable, if completed within one year. A certificate of immu nization (form DH 680) is also a requirement for all children in grades kin dergarten through 12th grade), for entry and attendance in Florida schools. The form is valid until the child enters sev enth grade, at which time a new form will be issued when additional immuni zation requirements are met. If the child will be 11-years-old while attending sixth grade there is no need to wait until entering seventh grade to receive the additional required immu nizations. Once the required immunizations are met, a new certificate of immunization will be issued and will remain effective until graduation from high school. TRICARE Prime covers school physicals for children ages 5-11 if required in connection with school enrollment. However, annual sport physicals are not covered by TRICARE network providers. NBHC Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clin ic, however, children through age five must see their primary care pro vider first. Parents should bring all immunization records during the clinic visit. NBHC Mayports Immunization Clinic hours of operation are Monday through Friday, form 7:30am to 4pm. Contact the appoint ment line to schedule your children for school or sport physicals with a NBHC Mayport provider at (904) 542-4677. For additional immuniza tion questions, please call (904) 270-4305. Additionally, for your scheduling conve nience NBHC Mayport will have a special clinic on Saturdays during the months of July and August. Contact Family Practice for any questions or concerns at (904) 2704220. NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles six health care facilities locat ed across Florida and Georgia. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit traffick ing routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participa tion is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force South. Operation Martillo has been a huge suc cess and demonstrates our clear commitment to work together with our partner nations and interagency community to combat the influence of organized crime and disrupt the flow of illicit drugs into the U.S. More than 80 percent of the narcotics entering Central America makes its way to U.S. markets via maritime littoral routes; with the main conveyance being by speedboats and sub mersible vessels. By team ing up with our partner nations and allied forces to scrutinize the littorals, our goal is to deny them the ability to transit so that the sea lines are not free for illicit traffic. Said Harris. Operation Martillo is part of the U.S. gov ernments coordinated regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to com bat transnational orga nized crime and the U.S. Central America Security Initiative. In 2012, 144,606 kg of cocaine, 25,052 pounds of marijuana, and $3.5 million in cash were seized;339 individuals detained 106 assets seized three semi-submersibles disrupted (sunk or seized) during the course of Operation Martillo. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing prin cipally sea-based, for ward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain coop erative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance region al security and promote peace, stability, and pros perity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.From Page 14th Fleet -Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerLt. Sarah Sparks from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 explains how the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle is operated to Navy Times reporter, Mark Faram, aboard the USS Simpson (FFG 57) as part of the 5th anniversary of 4th Fleet. Fire Scout is being tested for possible service in operations in the Caribbean and Central and South America supporting counter transnational organized crime operations. Health Info With A ClickFrom TRICARETRICARE beneficiaries who regularly get their care at military clinics and hospitals can download a summary of their person al health data including lab results, medications, allergies and problem lists from the TOL Secure Department of Defense Patient Portal in a conti nuity of care document (CCD) format. The new CCD is available via the TOL Blue Button at www. tricareonline.com. The CCD is an indus try standard and is easy to share with other health care systems like RelayHealth and Microsoft Health Vault. Patients can download TOL Blue Button data into a CCD and share it with any health care system capable of accepting the file, including non-DoD health care systems. The CCD guarantees complete and accurate transfer of Blue Button health data. Patients can down load CCD data to their computers and upload it to their personal health record. In some cases, it may not be possible to read the actual CCD data on a personal computer because of the file type, but the information can downloaded as a PDF. Patients need to go towww.tricareonline. com and log in to their accounts. Once there: Download My Data and date range to down; click Save as CCD select Save File, select the location and click OK More information and how to upload it to a personal health record is available on the TOL secure patient portal at www.tricareonline.com. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Happy 5th Anniversary To Fourth Fleet4th Fleet Public AffairsU.S. 4th Fleet marked its 5th anniversary since the num bered fleet was reestablished July 12th 2008 during a cer emony held at Naval Station Mayport July 11th. U.S. 4th Fleet was first estab lished in 1943 as one of the original numbered fleets during World War II. The United States needed a command in charge of pro tecting against enemy raiders, blockade runners and subma rines in the South Atlantic. U.S. 4th Fleet fulfilled that mission until it was disestablished in 1950, and U.S. 2nd Fleet took over its responsibilities. On July 12, 2008, then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead reestab lished U.S. 4th Fleet, during a ceremony at Mayport. Since being reestablished, U.S. 4th Fleet has succes fully completed several annu al deployments in its Area Of Responsibility (AOR) includ ing Continuing Promise (CP), an annual deployment to foster goodwill and demon strate U.S. commitment and support to Latin America and the Caribbean; Southern Partnership Station (SPS) which conducts joint, multinational and interagency cooperation missions with several partner nations, and PANAMAX an annual partnership-building exercise during which U.S. 4th Fleet serves as the maritime force commander. Each year, regional forces participate in one of the worlds largest multinational training exer cises focused on defending the Panama Canal, one of the most strategically and economical ly important waterways in the world. While the overarching goal of these exercises is to devel op and test command and control of forces at sea, train ing during this will address the spectrum of maritime opera tions, Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ Commander U.S. 4th Fleet said. U.S. 4th Fleet also played a pivotal role in Operation Unified Response, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti destroying vast areas of the nations capital, killing an estimated 230,000 persons, trapping many thousands in wreckage, and leaving over two million without shelter. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Nassau (LHA 4), and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) were sent to Haiti to support relief operations, with coordination through 4th Fleet. Currently 4th Fleet is sup porting Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) Operations as part of Operation Martillo. Martillo Spanish for hammeris a U.S., European -Photo by MC1 Sean AllenRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/Commander U.S. 4th Fleet leads a panel discussion during the 4th Fleet 5th Anniversary commemoration. The panel discussion group consisted of United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel, Deputy Commander USCG Atlantic Area, Former 4th Fleet Commander Rear Admiral (Ret.) Victor Guillory, and former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Rear Admiral (Ret.) James Stevenson, and 4th Fleet Political Advisor Lance Hegerle. The panel discussion focused on the past accomplishments of 4th Fleet, and the challenges that lie ahead. -Photo courtesy of USS CarneyCmdr. Marc Boran and Cmdr. Eddie Crossman cut the cake, made by the ships Culinary Specialists, at the end of the ships Change of Command ceremony July 15.New CO For USS CarneyUSS Carney PAOSailors assembled on the flight deck just after morning colors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) on July 15 to participate in the time-honored tra dition of a change of command ceremony. Cmdr. Marc Boran was relieved by Cmdr. Edward Crossman as command ing officer of USS Carney (DDG 64). Capt. Paul Flood, Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 14, was the special guest for the ceremony. The ceremony began with an invocation by Cmdr. Steven Souders, followed by the parad ing of the colors and rifle demonstration by Electronics Technician 2nd Class (SW) Justin Miller and the singing of our national anthem by Lt.j.g. Lily Powers. Flood presented Boran with the Meritorious Service Medal and Command Master Chief Johnathan Lonsdale presented Boran with the ships commis sioning pennant. After 19 months of command, Boran reflected on the many accomplish ments of Carney, with a particular emphasis on the crews persever ance, hard work, and unmatched technical knowledge of their equipment. Just two days prior to the change of com mand ceremony, Carney successfully completed INSURV, the most evasive and extensive inspec tion the Navy has to offer. Daring, Dauntless, Defiant USS De Wert Deploys -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyFamily members of Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) wave goodbye from the pier as the ship gets underway. De Wert, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, deploys to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility to protect the Nations interests abroad.From USS De Wert Public AffairsThe guided-missile frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) departed Naval Station Mayport on July 12 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. We are deploying as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group, said Lt. Cmdr. Stanley Dickerson, De Wert executive officer. Our primary mission will be to protect our national interests. The ships crew has completed various training exercises to pre pare for their upcoming deploy ment. Part of their prepara tions included flight operations with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46, Detachment 3 Hooligans, who will assist in executing the ships mission. De Wert is equipped to carry and embark a Lamps MK III multipurpose helicopter. The avionics package, airborne sensors, and tactical data systems incorporated in this helicopter allow the ship to locate and strike at hostile surface and subsurface forces well beyond the horizon and long before De Wert is detected by their sensors. In March the crew completed their independent deployer certi fication. This was a grueling exer cise that enabled us to hone our skills in multiple scenarios, said Dickerson. We conducted numerous boardings, live fire exercises and anti-submarine exercises. De Werts Combat Systems capability allows it to rapidly evaluate threats, conduct rapid appropri -Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseLt. Kirsten Paulaitis kisses her husband, Lt.j.g. Josh Paulaitis, goodbye before he leaves on a six month deployment with USS De Wert.See 4th Fleet, Page 13 See De Wert, Page 7 See Carney, Page 12

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 2705212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, I would like to take a moment to talk about the Department Of Defensewide furlough program that went into effect the first week of July. This fur lough affects about 78 percent of the Department of Navys civilian employ ees, in that they were ordered to take one unpaid day off a week, through the end of the fiscal year as part of the budget shortfall associated with the Continuing Resolution and automatic cuts as a result of sequestration. Its a tough time for our civilian shipmates. They are losing about 20 percent of their weekly income and Im pretty sure nobody at NS Mayport wouldnt, or doesnt, feel that. On the uniformed side, we rely heavily on the jobs that those civilians perform each and every day, week in and week out. Please remember if you are affected by the Furlough program, you remain a vital part of the engine that keeps Team Mayport steaming forward and without you things just dont operate the same. Please dont lose faith with the Navy/ DOD Leadership we know how vital you work is, and we are hoping for a quick resolution I have some good news to share. We recently received official word that three Cyclone class patrol coastal ships will be homeported right here at Planet Awesome starting Sept. 1 with USS Shamal (PC 13). Her sister ships, USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Tornado (PC 14), will shift homeports to Mayport on Nov. 1. All three ships are relocat ing from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and bringing approximately 90 crewmembers total along with them. You may have seen USS Shamal moored at Echo Pier when she visited last week. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveil lance. These ships are slated to work primarily with drug interdiction work with U.S. Fourth Fleet. Fourth Fleet just celebrated its fifth anniversary of reestablishment of the command during a panel discussion and recognition ceremony held July 11 at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. A panel made up of past and present Fourth Fleet commanders, the Joint Interagency Task Force Commander, South and 4th Fleets political advisor talked about the role of the command and its future role interdicting drugs and its diplomatic role throughout the Caribbean, Central and South Americas. The Navy has truly realized the strate gic value of our Fourth Fleet, and the partnerships they have developed with our Allies in South and Central America are vital to Freedom, Democracy and Stability in the Hemisphere Happy Birthday Shipmates, and may you have decades of continued success. I also want to say fair winds and fol lowing seas to Capt. Ron Cook of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center as he leaves the command for his next adventure following a change of com mand ceremony on July 26. Cook has lead SERMC since 2010 and during his tenure the command consecutive ly received the Regional Maintenance Center Excellence award for 2011 and 2012. I also want to welcome Capt. Dave Gombas back to Naval Station Mayport and SERMC. He worked at SERMC as the Waterfront Operations Officer from 2007-09. Last week, Naval Station Mayport also went into hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Chantal wound its way up from the south Atlantic Ocean. Although she weakened long before reaching Jacksonville, it was a great opportunity to get hurricane prepared for the next storm to head our way. Make sure you have all of your contact information up to date with your com mand, including that of your family. If you havent already done it, now would a good time to have an evacuation plan in order, along with an emergency supply kit filled with blankets, clothing, flash lights and important papers, and dont forget about those family pets! Mark your calendars, Naval Station Mayport will hold its quarterly blood drive on July 23 and I am making it my personal mission to get at least 100 pints of blood donated this time around. The drive will be held at the Building One training room from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Avoid the long waiting times by making your appointment online at redcrossblood. org and use sponsor code :MNS. This is a critical time for blood donations. On July 9, the American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelets and blood donors of all types because expectations for donations were low. Lets roll up our sleeves and help save a life. Please continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them at douglas.cochrane@navy.mil. Capt. Doug Cochrane CAPTAINSSummer is the time to enjoy ice cold treats while at the park, the ball park, or in the backyard. The rising temperatures in summer encourage ice cold treats to keep cool. But a report by a Baylor College of Medicine dietitian warns to avoid those treats which pack on calories and fat. Summer is definite ly a time when we want to enjoy cool, refreshing snacks and drinks when it gets so hot outside, said Kristi King, a registered dietitian with BCM and Texas Childrens Hospital. But those tasty treats can go from your lips straight to your hips. Its still possible to enjoy summertime sweets by making smart choices and making your own versions at home, King said. Drinks Smoothies are a great refreshing summer treat, but they can be very high in calories rang ing from 180 to 500-plus for a 20 ounce smoothie, King said. Make sure that smoothie shop is using only fruit and ice or nonfat yogurt. Some places use ice cream or full-fat yogurt or add whole milk and high-sugar fruit juice. King advised that, People think they are having something healthy when in reality it is very high in fat and natural and added sugar. Theyre getting walloped with high-fat and calorie base mixtures. Another healthy choice is to make your own smoothies at home. This healthy alternative is especially convenient for breakfast, she said. In a blender, mix ice and fresh or frozen fruit, add a splash of skim milk, put it in a cup and walk out the door. Its not only lower in calories but saves money too. In the south, watch out for the ever-popular sweet tea and lemonade. Check out the listing for sugar on box drinks as well. All can be high in sugar. King advises to go with an unsweetened tea and add your own zerocalorie sweetener. Opt for low-calorie lemonades or other sweetened drinks, she said. Frozen treats King warns about trendy yogurt shops as another source of poten tially high calorie good ies. Because its hard to control portion size and then topping it with the sweet candy options can make this treat really high in calories. A good option however is yogurt. Choose a low-fat or sugarfree variety and stick with toppings like fruit and nuts. A fun alternative is to make frozen yogurt at home by blending your favorite fruit with your favorite variety of yogurt. This is something that kids can help with as well, which may make them more likely to eat it, King said. Sorbets and sherbets also tend to be lower cal orie than traditional ice cream and some yogurts, she said. One option that I real ly like that is available in grocery stores are the frozen fruit bars. They are about 70 calories and are not high in added sugar, she said. Theyre already portioned so theyre con venient as well as refreshing great for when youve been outside working in the yard. King also recommends freezing fruit to eat as a snack. Frozen grapes are a great snack and so are frozen banana bites dipped in melted choco late, she said. The bottom line, according to King, is that its still possible to enjoy refreshing cold summer treats but be sure to make smart choices. 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.Enjoy Tasty Treats Wisely To Control CaloriesJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingHow much is your smart phone worth? The newest top of the line smart phones are about $600 if purchased with out a cell phone plan. But how much is your cell phone worth to you? If you load it with helpful apps, music, movies, and more it can easily be used by you all day long for all kinds of things. So, there fore you might say that your cell phone is incredibly valuable to you. Did you know that if you were to look at the materials that make a cell phone and determine its mineral worth, it would be about $15. So what makes $15 worth of materials cost us $600? People make the difference! The people who take the raw elements and engineer them into these amazing devices, the programmers who create the operating systems and the apps that run them give them incredible value to us! The creative genius of the human spirit can take basic elements and breathe life into amazing devices. Did you know if you were to take the mineral wealth of the human body it would be about the same as a cell phone, $15 or less! And yet people are the ones who made the cell phone! The people in our lives, our family and our loved ones, we would all say are priceless to us. We could never put a dollar amount on how much our family members and friends are worth to us, because their value goes beyond com prehension! These are the people that God has breathed life into with His creative spirit and blessed us with knowing. You and I were created for relationships. We all value the people we have come to know and love over the years. Our rela tionships are invaluable to us, for it is the people we are close to that make our lives valuable. We give value to one another by simply relating to one another on a daily basis. When you leave a duty station and have to move to another, it is the people that you will miss. After moving it will be the new people that you will seek to get to know, because we need and value each other. So, the next time you pull out your cell phone to make a phone call, a text message, an email, or a facebook post to con nect with the people God has placed in your life, remember that the true value of your phone and the people we know is the relationships we share, so make them count each and every day! God Bless. Chap Stephen Cloer CNSL Ministry Center CHAPLAINSTrue Value Is Not In The Thing But The PeopleVacation Bible School Registration UnderwayFrom Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from July 22-26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 4-12. This years theme is Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. At Kingdom Rock, kids will meet new Bible Buddies, like Victoria the Fox, Sir Valiant the Lion and Duke the Stallion. Children how Gods love, family, friends, prayer and trust can help them stand strong. There is no cost for VBS, but space is limited. Register at the Chapel during normal working hours or call 270-5212 for more information.

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 Welcome Back Hu City, HSL-48 -Photos by MC3 Damian BergHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Franz Malitig, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), kisses his wife, Bettina, after being deployed for six-months. Hu City was deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. From Eisenhower Strike Group Public AffairsMore than 5,000 Sailors serv ing as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) returned to their homeports in Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla. July 3, following five months of operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), are returning from their second deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 6th Fleet areas of opera tions in the past year. Capt. Dan Uhls, commanding officer of USS Hue City, echoed Hitchcocks comments about the magnificent work his crew has done during the deployment. I have been utterly amazed by the professionalism of the wonderful men and women who sail aboard Hue City, said Uhls. Their resiliency in the face of back-to-back deploy ments, along with their personal and professional accomplishments while conducting our nations business in the Arabian Gulf is awe-inspiring. They are truly Americas finest and I have been proud to sail with them for the past year. Operating forward, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and into the Arabian Gulf, the Sailors of Eisenhower Strike Group exemplified the profes sionalism, flexibility, and com bat readiness that are the hall marks of our Navy, said Rear Adm. Mike Gilday, Commander Carrier Strike Group 8. A sec ond successful deployment would not have been possible without the inspirational team work on Ike and the rock-solid support from our families and friends back home. Our Sailors and their families are definitely Americas All Stars. While deployed, IKECSG served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and mis sions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Its been a busy 12 months for the Ike Five Star Warriors. I am so proud of this winning team and the spectacular work they have done. No one could have accomplished the mission better, said Capt. Marcus Hitchcock, Ikes command ing officer. We are thrilled to return home to our friends and family today they have sac rificed equally and supported us wonderfully. I would like to thank the Ike Sailors and their families for their unflagging commitment and dedication to our Navy and nation. They have earned a heroes welcome home. During the five months away from their homeports, Eisenhower and Hue City safely steamed more than 30,000 miles, conducted eight strait transits, two Suez Canal transits, and CVW-7 launched their first sorties into Afghanistan March 24. The air wing flew 1,362 combat sorties, 8,033 hours, equat ing to 51 days in support of OEF. The Carrier Air Wing 7 team has shined once again, said Capt. Terry Morris, commander of CVW-7. Our Sailors worked hard day in and day out over the last several months. Theyve earned all of their praises. Eisenhower CSG is made up of Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guidedmissile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), the eight squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28. CVW-7 includes Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) One Two One Bluetails, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Zero Three Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Three One Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) One Four Three Pukin Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) Eightythree Rampagers, Electronic Attack (VAQ) Squadron One Four Zero Patriots, Helicopter Anti-submarine (HS) Five Nightdippers, and Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) Forty Rawhides. Electronics Technician 2nd Class Sameul Turner, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66) embraces his son Liam for the first time. Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Shane Hammond, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), kisses his wife, Megan, after a six-month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) Sailors gather on the pier at Naval Station Mayport to greet the crew after a six-month deployment.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 5 End of the Infinites HSL-48 Detachment 8.2HSL-48 Detachment 8 stood up like many before it in May 2011 and began the long process of workups prior to their sched uled deployment with on board USS Hue City (CG66), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in November the same year. Little did anyone know at the time that DET 8 would have a long and difficult road ahead. The All Stars, as Detachment 8 was origi nally called, completed all required pre-deployment events and through sev eral delays and uncer tainties, finally deployed in June 2012 and was expected to return in March 2013, an ardu ous 9 months at sea. As a result of various issues, the All Stars returned in December for a holi day break with family before deploying again in February. Because of the unusually long exis tence of the detachment and the operational hold placed on detachment personnel, the name was changed to the Infinites. After a second deploy ment in under a year, the Infinites will finally return in early July. Over the course of two years, the All Stars and the Infinites have seen many person nel come and go, several schedule changes, and flown more than 1,200 mishap-free flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Arabian Gulf security operations. During the 10 months of deploy ment time, the detach ment enjoyed some down time in various ports that included Cannes, France, Bahrain, and Palma Mallorca, Spain. Even though they have seen many interesting places and experienced all that a strike group deploy ment can offer, everyone is ready and excited to be home for good. After their return the Infinites will finalize their histor ic duration with a post cruise inspection and some well deserved leave. -Photo courtesy of HSL-48The original pilots of Detachment 8 stand with their SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a deployment with USS Hu City. From left, Lt. Foris, Lt. Tucker, Lt. Cmdr. Morrow, Lt. Culbertson. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) arrives at Naval Station Mayport for a brief visit to pick up participants for a tiger cruise. Eisenhower is returning to its homeport in Norfolk, Va., after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Operations Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Borek, assigned to USS Hu City (CG 66), embraces his wife, Jessica, after a six-month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) hold signs and flags to welcome home their Sailors from a six month deployment. Families and friends of USS Hu City (CG 66) Sailors wait for the loved ones to disembark the ship after it returned from a six month deployment. The guided-missile cruiser USS Hu City (CG 66) returns to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a sixmonth deployment.

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FFSC Classes Give Tools To Help SailorsFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 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 dis cussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbe havior, building courage and character in your child, andencourag ing and listening to your child. Each week a differ ent topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. July 22-26, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 July 23, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting Ages 13-19 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 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 dis cussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbe havior, building courage and character in your child, andencourag ing and listening to your child. Each week a differ ent topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. July 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Home Buying, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 July 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Resume Writing Workshop Building 1 Room 719 This workshop is for those who are developing a rough resume and for those who are close to the perfecting theirs. We will work in a small group format to review and provide input on participants resumes. This unique learning method helps participants realize that we can all be experts and that we can get great input from our peers. FFSC Staff will participate and provide input on individ ual resumes. July 25, 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, Room 1124 July 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger.USS Taylor Join Purple Heart Homes To Make Better Life for Combat Wounded VetsFrom USS TaylorPurple Heart Homes USA kicked off a total home reno vation for Jacksonville resident PFC Jeffery Taylor with the help of local volunteers to include businesses and Mayport Sailors from USS Taylor (FFG 50). PFC Jeffery Taylor joined the Army after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and served with the US Armys 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April 2003, PFC Taylor was critically injured when his vehicle was hit by an enemy mortar. His crewmembers died in the attack, but PFC Taylor survived even though he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury, extensive leg nerve damage, and hearing loss. He currently suffers from PostTraumatic Stress Disorder. On June 19th, multiple orga nizations came to kick off the house renovation with Purple Heart Homes. Volunteers from USS Taylor (FFG 50), and GE Aviation of Jacksonville came out to support and kick off the renovations. Volunteers worked on landscaping, insulation repair, and reconstructing the foundation. Purple Heart Homes is a nonprofit organization started in 2008 by Iraq War veterans Dale Beatty and John Gallina. Purple Heart Homes, with help from local communities, is commit ted to ensuring quality of life for disabled American veterans of all ages. Many disabled veterans transitioning back home have difficulties in part because their homes are not built to accom modate their physical or mental needs. Earl Richburg, retired Army veteran and the Southeast Regional Director for Purple Hearts Homes, was impressed the amount of volunteers that came out to support on Saturday morning for the kick off event. To see this many people come out on a Saturday morn ing to support us is just hum bling, said Richburg. Purple Heart Homes found ers Beatty and Gallina nearly lost their lives together in 2004 when their Humvee was hit by an IED in Iraq. Beatty lost both his legs and Gallina suffered head and back injuries. Their experiences as combat wound ed veterans led them to start Purple Heart Homes in 2008 to provide support for veterans and empower local communities to do the same. The ongoing renovations for PFC Taylor and his family have been made possible by a coalition of businesses. Bank of America donated the house and RTF Construction donated the parts and labor. The TV show Designing Spaces has also joined the project to decorate the inside of the home. The house is expected to be complete in late July when a reveal ceremony will occur and the new home will be presented to PFC Taylor and family. Purple Heart Homes is always looking for individuals and groups looking to get involved. If you or your command are interested in volunteering, visit http://www.purplehearthome susa.org.-Photos courtesy of USS TaylorUSS Taylor Sailors volunteer to start the renovation on the home for PFC Taylor. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Feds Feed Families Gives Back To CommunitiesAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe Feds Feed Families campaign is a way to give back to the communities where Defense Department employees work and live, a DOD official said here today. In its fifth year, the fed eral campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 28, said Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy. While DOD has not set a goal this year for dona tions, last year set a record high at 2.1 million pounds of donated items, she said. Every year, weve seen the departments total contributions go up, she added. The campaign is con ducted during the sum mer for a reason, HinkleBowles said. The food banks across the country generally experience a shortage of food throughout the summer, she explained. It is also a critical time for children, because theyre out of school and might not get the nutrition they need [and get] from school programs. This is when we have an oppor tunity to contribute and make a difference, specifically for our children in our communities. Howard Ferguson, this years champion for the campaign, encouraged DOD personnel to par ticipate and make a dif ference. He said the feedback the effort is getting this year is that the spirit of giving is alive and well. We think well have a very successful 2013 campaign, he added. With a civilian person nel furlough beginning July 8 within DOD orga nizations, Hinkle-Bowles said she understands that times are challenging. Anything thats contrib uted is of value, she said. Large and small dona tions are appreciated. We just ask folks to give what they can. Hinkle-Bowles said the military services and DOD organizations have significant involvement in the campaign. Weve had a lot of cooperation over the years from our military counterparts, she said. We really are a total force, and we appreci ate the involvement of everybody in DOD who ... makes a contribution. Food banks across the country will receive donated goods, Ferguson said. While only nonper ishable items are accept ed, this years emphasis is on healthy choices and well-balanced meals, he added. Donation boxes around DOD typically have a list of the most wanted items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, grains, canned protein such as tuna and salm on, multigrain cereals, healthy snacks, baking goods and hygiene items. The campaign does not accept cash donations, but Ferguson said if peo ple want to make such a contribution, they can do so directly at a food bank in their communities. We appreciate the support that everyone has given in the past and what we know will come in the future, Hinkle-Bowles said. It really does give us an opportunity to show our public service and to give back to the commu nities. ate weapons selection, and near instantaneous response to any postu lated attack. The systems aboard this ship have been designed to meet these demanding and dynamic prerequisites and to do so with mini mum human interface. Her weapons include OTTO Melara 3 inch (76 mm) gun, Vulcan Phalanx close in weapons sys tem (CIWS), and antisubmarine torpedoes. Rounding out Dewerts Combat Systems suite is the worlds most effective surface passive ASW sys tem thus completing this highly sophisticated package. Commissioned November 19, 1983, De Wert is named for Hospitalman Richard De Wert from Taunton, Mass. De Wert was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during an attack on Chinese Communist forces, during which he was killed in action while administering first aid to an injured comrade. The ships motto Daring, Dauntless, Defiant expresses De Werts cou rageous sacrifice and serves as an inspiration to the men and women who man the warship named in his honor. I am proud to sail on her during this deploy ment and proud to be the Executive Officer of a great ship who is ready to deploy once again, said Dickerson. She is an old ship, but she is a capable ship with an extremely competent crew.From Page 1De Wert THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 7

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Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy HousingAs the Navys Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT) reaches its first year, Navy Housing is already working on upgrades to be imple mented over the next several years. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Navy Housing launched HEAT, the online tool for service members and their fami lies to request housing information and begin the military family hous ing application process, in July 2012. Returning customers may notice some positive changes to the interface as Navy Housing launch es the second phase of HEAT this summer. This upgrade also improves processes within the HSCs and allows for bet ter inter-communication with Navy systems. HEAT allows service members and their fami lies to connect with mul tiple housing service centers (HSCs) to review all of their housing options at any Navy installation before accepting orders. HEAT can also start the housing application pro cess for those interested in military and commu nity housing. Navy Housing designed HEAT to engage cus tomers earlier in the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) process. Though approximately 75 percent of HEAT users have orders, and/or know where theyre going, HEAT can also be used before accepting orders. It is a convenient way to contact Housing Service Centers (HSCs) to col lect valuable housing and local community information that may be impor tant in PCS decisions. The program is the first of its kind within the Department of Defense. As the team rolls out improvements, Navy Housing hopes to see more and more ser vice members and their spouses utilizing HEAT during their next PCS, said Bill Pearson, acting housing program manag er, CNIC. More than 6,300 cus tomers used HEAT in its first year, and I expect that to double next year, said Mike Bowlin, CNIC Navy Housing HEAT Project Manager. We continue to improve and expand HEAT, and the overall customer service experi ence with Navy Housing. Although 95 percent of HEAT users are apply ing for military family housing, we want service members to know they can use it to contact the professional staff at our HSCs and find informa tion on housing options and the local community too. Service members and their families can begin their housing search online and to contact their next HSC using the HEAT website at www. cnic.navy.mil/HEAT.Navy Housing Early App Tool UpdatedOn The A List-Photo by ET3 Michelle MalteseNaval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Doug Cochrane, (back row, third from left) was joined by the base prospective Commanding Officer, Capt. Wesley McCall (back row, second from left) in congratulating Base Housing for receiving the A List Awards for Customer Service Excellence for 2012. Each year, CEL & Associates, Inc., compiles customer satisfaction survey data and recognizes those properties who achieve a Best In the Industry rating for providing the highest level and quality of service. Since 2009, NS Mayport facilities have received Platinum, Crystal and A list awards. Barracks 337, 451 and Building 2234 received Outstanding scores. Building 2105, BEQ 1586-1587 received Good scores. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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An Eye On The Hawk -Photo by MC3 Billy HoLt j.g. Marc Falkner, assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, observes as an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Bailey Ave Closes TemporarilyFrom Public Works Department MayportPublic Works Department Mayport will shut down a portion of Bailey Avenue on July 22-26 for crosswalk work New crosswalk strip ping and repairs of tem porary paving will be installed along the Bailey Avenue, in front of the Base Gym. Detour signs will be in place along Bailey Avenue to help direct traffic flow. Once this activity has been completed, the road will be reopened. EOQ Luncheon Naval Station Mayport Employee of the Quarter luncheon/ presentation will be held at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on July 30 at noon. Lunch is $8 at the door. Nominees are as fol lows: Frank Ross, Security Willie Atkins, Housing Todd Wright, FFSC Ashley Vasquez, MWR Scott Young, Air Ops RVSP to Sandra Barrett by Friday, July 26 to ensure a seat! THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 9

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Aquatics July 22: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is July 19 & 20 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $45 per child/adult; $40 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. July 28: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a breakfast dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 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) MWR Sports/FitnessJuly 19: Outdoor MoviesMegamind (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 26: Outdoor MoviesThe Lorax (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 Team America -Photo courtesy of U.S. 4th FleetU.S. 4th Fleet soccer team, TEAM AMERICA, is maintaining momentum during 2013s soccer season with eight wins and only two losses so far. The 4th Fleet team includes Officers, Sailors and Civilians from many countries in the Americas. Upper row from left, IT2 Mesfin (USN), Lt. Cmdr. Flores (USN), Capt. Pablo (Ecuador), Cmdr. Meja (Mexico), Lt. Cmdr. Gustavo (Argentina), LS1 Jimenez (USN) and GSM Matthews (USN). Bottom row, Mr. PabJota (Ecuador), Lt. Cmdr. Benites (USN), Cmdr. Hugo (Brasil), Chief Neto (Brasil) and LS1 Loncke (USN). 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Auto Skills Center July Special: 10 percent off all vehicle lifts plus free vehicle diagnostic for most vehicles. 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every MondayFriday 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! 270-7205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 6:30 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 2707205 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 all-you-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. 2705431 ITT Shipwreck Island Season Passes on Sale: $89.50 per pass. Passholders receive unlimited access to Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach as well as daily deals throughout the week and spe cial discounts on off-season and holiday events. 270-5145 Liberty Call 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 July: 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. July 19: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. July 20: A Day at the Beach: Huguenot Park. Van departs 8 a.m. Sign up by July 17. Transportation Only. July 21: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 22: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 26: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. July 27: Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 28: Ichnetucknee Springs Tubing Trip. Cost $5. Sign up by July 24. Van departs Liberty Center 7 a.m. July 29: Snag Golf. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 11

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From Page 1CarneyBoran thanked his fam ily and friends for their support, and he thanked the crew for their unrelenting commitment and dedication. Before he finished his remarks, Boran presented seven Carney Sailors with the Navy Commendation Medal for their hard work and dedication dis played during prepara tions and the execution of INSURV. Boran will report to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. for his next assignment. Boran served as First Division Officer and Three Main Machinery Division Officer in USS Independence (CV 62) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. His second Division Officer tour was as Navigator in USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) homeported in San Diego, CA. As Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer during his Department Head tour he served in USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Air Defense Commander for Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His served in USS Farragut (DDG 99) as Executive Officer from October 2007 to October 2009 and deployed to the U.S. Southern Command Area of Focus support ing Partnership of the Americas 2008. Ashore, Boran has been a Group Scheduler and Flag Secretary for Commander, Amphibious Group Three. After completing his Department Head tour he served as Flag Secretary for the Superintendent at the United States Naval Academy. Carney will begin the intermediate training phase on July 19. Crossman is a native of Fayston, Vermont and Kinnelon, New Jersey who graduated from Admiral Farragut Military Academy High School and in 1996 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Norwich University and is a 2010 Georgetown Congressional Fellow and a 2011 graduate of the NATO Defense College, Rome Italy. He served aboard USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), Beachmaster Unit One (BMU-1) as Officer In Charge, and USS Mason (DDG 87) He also served at Naval ROTC Unit Norwich University in Northfield VT as a Naval Science Instructor and the regional officer recruit er for the Northeast Region; served as Flag aide to the Commander USSOUTHCOM and served as Special Assistant to the Commander USSOUTHCOM for Congressional Affairs. He served as Defense Fellow to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), the rank ing member of the Senate Seapower Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee before becoming execu tive Officer of USS CarneyBack To School Physicals Offered At Mayport Branch Health Clinic Mayport Primary Care Clinic ManagerNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayports Immunizations Clinic is currently conducting back to school physicals for the upcoming 20132014 school year, allowing parents to beat the rush with early scheduling and additional clinic days in July and August. Florida law requires all school children have the appropriate health exam and immunization docu mentation. The physical examination must be performed by a health care provider licensed to per form physical exams and must be completed within the past 12 months (this is not an annual exam). The school entry health exam (form DH 3040) is a requirement for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their ini tial entry into a Florida school. A new entrant is a child entering a school in Florida for the first time or entering after having been absent from a school for more than 12 months or one school year. You have up to one year prior to entering the Florida school system in which to obtain the school entry health exam. For students transfer ring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would be acceptable, if completed within one year. A certificate of immu nization (form DH 680) is also a requirement for all children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade), for entry and attendance in Florida schools. The form is valid until the child enters sev enth grade, at which time a new form will be issued when additional immuni zation requirements are met. If the child will be 11-years-old while attending sixth grade there is no need to wait until entering seventh grade to receive the additional required immu nizations. Once the required immunizations are met, a new certificate of immunization will be issued and will remain effective until graduation from high school. TRICARE Prime covers school physicals for children ages 5-11 if required in connection with school enrollment. However, annual sport physicals are not covered by TRICARE network providers. NBHC Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clin ic, however, children through age five must see their primary care pro vider first. Parents should bring all immunization records during the clinic visit. NBHC Mayports Immunization Clinic hours of operation are Monday through Friday, form 7:30am to 4pm. Contact the appoint ment line to schedule your children for school or sport physicals with a NBHC Mayport provider at (904) 542-4677. For additional immuniza tion questions, please call (904) 270-4305. Additionally, for your scheduling conve nience NBHC Mayport will have a special clinic on Saturdays during the months of July and August. Contact Family Practice for any questions or concerns at (904) 2704220. NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles six health care facilities locat ed across Florida and Georgia. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013

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and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit traffick ing routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participa tion is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force South. Operation Martillo has been a huge suc cess and demonstrates our clear commitment to work together with our partner nations and interagency community to combat the influence of organized crime and disrupt the flow of illicit drugs into the U.S. More than 80 percent of the narcotics entering Central America makes its way to U.S. markets via maritime littoral routes; with the main conveyance being by speedboats and sub mersible vessels. By teaming up with our partner nations and allied forces to scrutinize the littorals, our goal is to deny them the ability to transit so that the sea lines are not free for illicit traffic. Said Harris. Operation Martillo is part of the U.S. gov ernments coordinated regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to com bat transnational orga nized crime and the U.S. Central America Security Initiative. In 2012, 144,606 kg of cocaine, 25,052 pounds of marijuana, and $3.5 million in cash were seized;339 individuals detained 106 assets seized three semi-submersibles disrupted (sunk or seized) during the course of Operation Martillo. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined fullspectrum military opera tions by providing prin cipally sea-based, for ward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain coop erative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance region al security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.From Page 14th Fleet -Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey BarkerLt. Sarah Sparks from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 explains how the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle is operated to Navy Times reporter, Mark Faram, aboard the USS Simpson (FFG 57) as part of the 5th anniversary of 4th Fleet. Fire Scout is being tested for possible service in operations in the Caribbean and Central and South America supporting counter transnational organized crime operations. Health Info With A ClickFrom TRICARETRICARE beneficiaries who regularly get their care at military clinics and hospitals can download a summary of their person al health data including lab results, medications, allergies and problem lists from the TOL Secure Department of Defense Patient Portal in a conti nuity of care document (CCD) format. The new CCD is available via the TOL Blue Button at www. tricareonline.com. The CCD is an indus try standard and is easy to share with other health care systems like RelayHealth and Microsoft Health Vault. Patients can download TOL Blue Button data into a CCD and share it with any health care system capable of accepting the file, including non-DoD health care systems. The CCD guarantees complete and accurate transfer of Blue Button health data. Patients can down load CCD data to their computers and upload it to their personal health record. In some cases, it may not be possible to read the actual CCD data on a personal computer because of the file type, but the information can downloaded as a PDF. Patients need to go towww.tricareonline. com and log in to their accounts. Once there: Download My Data and date range to down; click Save as CCD select Save File, select the location and click OK More information and how to upload it to a personal health record is available on the TOL secure patient portal at www.tricareonline.com. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 18, 2013 13

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