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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Welcome To NS MayportMcCall Takes Command -Photos by Paige GnannCapt. Wesley McCall, left, shakes hands with Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, after assuming command of Naval Station Mayport during a change of command ceremony Aug. 9 on board the station. McCall relieved Capt. Douglas Cochrane, middle, who will be moving on to his new job in Washington, D.C. Cochrane served as commanding officer at NS Mayport since October 2010. Also pictured is Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet.From StaffCapt. Wesley McCall relieved Capt. Douglas Cochrane as command ing officer of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., during a change of com mand ceremony held at the newly-renovated base gym. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, with an introduction from Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. During his speech, Scorby commended Cochrane for his tenure as commanding officer, citing several accomplishments including the overseeing of millions of dollars worth of renova tions and construction projects at NS Mayport. During his time as CO, the base received the first ever SECNAV Energy and Water Management Award Golf Level of Achievement in FY12. Through his continuous command level engagement and leadership, the installation electricity consumption decreased by 23 percent during his tour, saving the Navy more than $3M and putting Naval Station Mayport well ahead of schedule to meet the SECNAVs 30 percent reduction goal by 2015. Scorby also welcomed McCall to his new job at NS Mayport. For every great lead er, there is another one standing in the wings ready to take over, and Capt. Wes McCall is that leader, Scorby said. You dont get this job by seniority but by a proven record of excellence. If you read cowboys bio, it is clear that he has been given some of the tough est assignments and per formed brilliantly in all of them. So I know that he is more than ready to continue Naval Station Mayports record of excel lence. Cochrane, a native of Perrine, Fla., graduat ed from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Mathematics in Dec 1985. Commissioned an Ensign after comple tion of Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1987 and assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Thirty Four (HSL-34), Norfolk Va. Cochrane deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1987/88, the Caribbean and Panama in 1989, and the Persian Gulf. In 1990/91. He participated in 39 escort transits dur ing Operation Earnest Will, and flew over 75 Direct Combat Support Missions in Operation Desert Storm. In 1991, Cochrane was selected for Fixed-Wing Instructor Duty and was assigned to VT-3 in Pensacola Fla. While a Red Knight Cochrane was a ninetime Instructor of the Month, four-time Instructor of the Quarter, and 1993 Squadron, Training Wing, and Navy Region Pensacola Instructor of the Year. In 1994, Cochrane was nominated and accepted as Flag Secretary for the Commander, Carrier Group Six, AMERICA (CV 66) Battle Group. While deployed, the AMERICA Battle Group participated in Combat Operations against the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, in Bosnia, and in the Southern No-Fly Zone of Iraq. In 1996, Cochrane was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He graduated in April 1998 with a Master of Science in Logistics Engineering and Transportation Systems Management. His Masters thesis was selected as the Systems Management Departmental nominee See Mayport, Page 13 Commissaries Return To Normal HoursBy DeCA Public Affairs DivisionMilitary commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating sched ules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announce ment comes in the wake of the Department of Defenses Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. This is welcome news for us all, said Joseph H. Jeu. Our stores will return to their regular schedules after Aug. 17. I encourage our patrons to check the DeCA web site for their commissarys operating hours. We recognize the dis ruption that furloughs presented to our patrons as far as access to their commissary benefit, he added. We also under stand the economic hardships many of our employees faced with the pay they lost during the furlough period. Since July 8, the one-day-perweek furloughs impact ed all of DeCAs more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees worldwide. With the end of fur loughs, Jeu asked that patrons be patient as product delivery sched ules return to normal. We will do everything possible to ensure that our shelves are properly stocked with the prod ucts our customers want when they shop, he said. However, there will be a short adjustment period as our stores settle back into their pre-furlough operating and delivery routines. Commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local stores operating schedule by going to www.commis saries.com clicking on the Locations tab, then Alphabetical Listing to locate their store, and clicking on Local Store Information. Effective Sunday, Aug. 18, the Mayport Commissary operating hours will be back to normal as follows: Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cochrane thanks NS Mayport Sailors for making his time as Commanding Officer sucessful during the change of command ceremony Aug. 9. Also pictured is McCall, Base Chaplain Jay Cayangyang and CMDCM Bob White.Naval Station Mayport gas station will be closed all day and there will be no fuel avail able in order to replace the transformer on the corner on Aug. 18. Power Outage At Gas Station

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 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 Active duty service members and their fami lies have FREE, unlim ited access to online tutoring and career help from Tutor.com. So why havent you or your dependents logged on to this great tool? Expert tutors (They have all been vetted!) help students of all agesfrom K-12 to college to adult learnersone-to-one in math, science, social studies and English. Oneto-One help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Does it just sound too good to be true? Well, it isnt! Still not sure? Check out these YouTube videos to see how it works: http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=utaWxB9 WNAM&feature=share &list=UUY2Slkd907TZxEVuSNgP6Q http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=BZLILkaiX XM&feature=share&list=T LhtbKF65XsHM http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=g3VnZ8EV A8Q&feature=share&list= PLsfPyukV1bQ3ZX1CmS3 syAmatYm_pGzWD Now you have a real sense of the program, but you are still not sure it can help you or your dependents. Many peo ple consider tutoring just for math homework. But Tutor.com provides tutors to help in all the core sub jects. Some examples include the following: Essay writing: Access the ProofPoint Writing Center. Here students can get real-time help with reports, essays, and papers. Tutors explain the writing and proof reading process. Later they will help with edits. American History: Need help with an idea to start that paper on the Reconstruction Period of American History, a tutor can help with that. Now you need help with resources. Too many stu dents today depend on the internet as though it is the end all and be all of source material. Believe it or not, teachers still want a variety of source materials: books, maga zines, interviews, and then maybe some media. A tutor can help with that, too. Chemistry: Need help balancing those equa tions? Call the tutor. Mathematics: As a par ent have you ever heard this, But my teacher doesnt do it that way! Then the child bursts into tears. My favorite endorse ment of Tutor.com came from a student at Finegan Elementary School. They young man reported to me, Miss Judy, I just love Tutor.com. Whenever my dad helps me with math, he makes me cry. But my tutor never does! What more do you need to hear to convince you to try out this great, FREE, 24-7 tutoring service. Still not convinced this is for you? Check out their webinar THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH for more detailed information. Back to School with Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 5:30-6 p.m. EDT Register by visiting https://www1.gotomeeting.com/regis ter/441977161 You will learn that Tutor.com also offers help with studying and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elemen tary math to physics. All students worldwide can use the program, regard less of where they attend school. This is especially beneficial for militarydependent students trying to keep up with schoolwork when moving or changing schools. Whenever a student or adult needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom which features an interactive whiteboard, file sharing, and instant messaging. The student will work one-to-one in math, sci ence, social studies, and English until the problem is solved. Do you find that a par ticular tutor is really help ful? Maybe one tutor is more helpful with math and another is more help ful with essay writing, request that tutor when you sign in. Now that the school year is almost here, and homework will begin any day now, try out the pro gram NOW. Dont wait until 11 p.m. on a Tuesday night with a huge science test the next day to sign in for the first time. Take my advice and check it out today. I promise you will be glad you did. 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. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingTUTOR.com . Too Good To Be True? Nope!Every summer, the beaches of this nation are scattered with people who wander slowly, look quite seriously down at their feet, and bend over frequently. Despite appearances, they are actually not contemplat ing the prognoses of their bunions, admiring their arches, or watching their toenails grow. For some reason, these people are compelled to search the beach for trash. No, they are not envi ronmentalists helping to keep our beaches clean. They are not members of a chain gang from the local jailhouse. They are not clean freaks who incessantly wash their hands and flip light switches. They are not hoarders who store jugs of their own urine. Well, not necessarily, anyway. These strolling garbage collectors dont poke around in the swales flot sam and jetsam for any philanthropic, psychiatric or court-ordered purpose. Believe it or not, they are placing trash in their pockets for the sheer plea sure of it. Wacky, I know, right? Well then, what in Heavens name is wrong with these people, one might ask? Strangely, not a thing. Theyre just on vacation. You see, when we humans take a step away from the rat race for a summer vacation, we suddenly become curi ous about the world. We stop, smell the roses, hear the birds, sift the sands, and notice the beauty all around us. And interestingly, while on vacation, we find beauty in the remnants of long-abandoned beer bottles, mayonnaise jars, wine jugs, and other bro ken bits of glass that have been tossed about on the sea floor long enough to become what is known as Seaglass. Shades of white, brown, green and blue, it lures us on long, slow strolls along the shoreline, where we forget about the stresses of life and concentrate on seeing a glint of color amongst the infinite grains of sand. We dont like to think about the fact that our prized hunk of seaglass most likely had its start as a fishermans bottle of Budweiser, probably accompanied by a pack of smokes and a bag of greasy chips. All we see is the beau tiful juxtaposition of the sun-catching brown, green and blue against the neutral hues of nature. Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesThe Art Of Trash Collecting Is Multi-ColoredWhen we are lucky enough to spot one of these rough gems of the beach, we squirrel it away so we can take it home and plop it in a jar or trin ket box, to be displayed and cherished like some kind of poor mans Hope Diamond. As a Navy family, we have been stationed all over the world, enabling me to collect my beloved seaglass from a variety of beaches both home and abroad. I have jars and bottles of seaglass from Spain, Ireland, Italy, England, Florida, Mexico, Virginia, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, and since our last PCS move to Newport Rhode Island. My husband thinks my extensive sea glass collection is evi dence of some kind of clinical compulsive disor der, but I see it as a glim mering memento of our family vacations. I must admit, however, that sometimes otherwise leisurely seaglass hunt ing becomes obsessive, like on our annual beach vacations with my extended family. While other families lounge on beach chairs, lollygagging over their latest novel, my rela tives and I are intensely scouring the shoreline in ruthless competition for seaglass. When we find a piece, we could discretely slip it into our pocket to admire later at home, but what fun would that be? We prefer to high tail it back to the beach umbrel la and flaunt our discov ery shamelessly to our rivals, preferably while making obnoxious Nananana-na-nah! sounds and performing a pomp ous victory dance. This behavior might seem over the top if the seaglass is of the common variety. However, it is an unwritten rule of seaglass hunting that, if one is fortunate enough to find a rare color of seaglass such as cobalt blue fla grant bragging is manda tory. And, like my sister-inlaw who found a neverbefore-heard-of shard of red seaglass last summer, one is well within her rights to never shut up about it. Ethics and tact aside, it is undisputed that sea glass hunting is a most relaxing summer pastime. Perhaps finding the edgeless remains of broken glass signifies that, the jagged, cracked, wrecked things in life can be smoothed, polished and mollified with time. Regardless of the sym bolic qualities of this acci dental paragon, seaglass hunting forces vacation ers to forget their troubles and open their eyes to beauty an elusive glint of color, a reflective spar kle, a luminous, watery glow amongst the sandy swale. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comNew Chief of Naval Personnel Talks Way Ahead At All Hands CallsFrom Defense Media ActivityThe Navys new Chief of Naval Personnel held all hands calls with his staff in Washington, D.C., to introduce himself, discuss his priorities and listen to Sailors and Navy civil ians thoughts and con cerns. Vice Adm. Bill Moran assumed the duties as the 57th Chief of Naval Personnel Aug. 2. He is responsible for the over whelming majority of pol icies and programs that directly affect Sailors and their families. We will proactively communicate with Sailors and families, and strive to be transparent in all our dealings, Said Moran. He added that he wanted Sailors and their families to feel comfortable shar ing ideas and concerns with him, whether at all hands calls or through social media opportuni ties. Im honored to be here, said Moran dur ing an interview with All Hands Magazine. I look forward to working on behalf of Sailors and fami lies to earn their trust. Moran takes helm of a command that has an operating budget of $29 billion and a staff of more than 26,000 Sailors and civilians that perform a wide variety of missions, including managing Navy manpower, readiness, education and training, and professional develop ment of Sailors. Moran did not shy away from addressing a concern foremost on the minds of many Sailors and civilians the bud get. He said managing the force will be driven by fiscal realities, which will dictate force struc ture decisions and ulti mately the total number of Sailors Navy-wide. We understand todays fiscal and operational challenges, he said. We must reach a balance thats in the best inter est of the Navy and the nation, as well as Sailors and their families. Despite the uncer tain fiscal environment, Moran said one of his main priorities remains getting Sailors to the fleet with the right skillsets and training. We will continue to provide trained and ready Sailors to meet fleet man ning demands, he said. Moran also wanted Sailors and their families to know his staff will seek ways to bring stability and certainty to the work force.

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 Carney Crew Helps Out In Yorktown,Va.USS Carney PAOSailors aboard USS Carney took part in a community relations event on Aug. 7 in Yorktown, Va., while ship was moored there for a weapons on load. The 28 Sailors were tasked with painting, rebuilding, and building multiple structures at the Watermens Museum. The museum tells the story of Virginias working watermen who have worked year round for generations along the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay harvesting its abundant products. It was really cool to build a fence for the museum from the ground up, and our efforts were definitely appreciated, said Chief (Select) Operations Specialist (SW) Edward Smith. During water breaks, Carney Sailors were able to interact with Yorktowns locals, and even play Zombie Pirates with the elementary-aged kids at the museums Pirate Summer Camp. This COMREL event set the tone for Carneys upcom ing deployment, where Sailors will likely participate in one such event during each port visit. -Photos by Lt.j.g. Lily PowersCrewmembers from USS Carneyy poses in front of a newly built fence at the Watermens Museum in Yorktown, Va., during a community relations project on Aug. 7. Hospitalman Jeremy Ball, Machine Repairman Fireman Apprentice Stephanie Bonfanti, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Syed Balkhi, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kenneth Batchler apply a fresh coat of paint on the museums white picket fence. Lt.j.g. Kris Sousa and Senior Chief Damage Control (SW) Richard Simpson build a fence at the Watermens Museum. Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class (SW/AW) Jeremiah Ayers and Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Areya Berry trim down the posts on the brand new fence.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 5 USS Philippine Sea Completes SNOOPIE, STEAM and FAC/FIAC Exercise USS George H.W. Bush Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) completed its second steam formation train ing exercise (STEAMX), during the George H.W. Bush Group Sail (GHWB GRUSL), Aug. 6. USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103) were also involved in the STEAMX. During the exercise all four ships aligned them selves one behind anoth er while moving at high speeds and close dis tances simulating a Beryl Strait Transit. We had 2000 nauti cal yards of separation between us and main tained a speed of about 15 knots, said Lt. j.g. Molly Hanas, Philippine Seas navigator. On deploy ment we will be transiting through narrow passages like the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal. This exercise allows us to prac tice the formations we need in order to get the strike group through safely. The STEAMX also included a fast attack craft (FAC)/fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) exercise, further testing the strike groups interface and communications. Basically FACs are small militarized boats, whereas FIACs are small customized commercial boats, said Lt. j.g. Daniel Cho, ships force protec tion officer, and port bridge wing sniper during the exercise. While transiting through narrow passages a ship can often encoun ter these smaller more agile militarized boats. For this reason formations are vital not only because of the limited space dur ing a strait transit but also because of the safety concerns that come into play when transiting so close to land. Formations allow multiple ships to work togeth er to identify each possi ble threat, said Chow. When such threats are met the ships nautical or otherwise photographic intelligence exploita tion (SNOOPIE) team is activated. The SNOOPIE team is a reaction force made up of Sailors that have been trained to record and photograph unknown contacts that approach the ship within visual range. Typically when a threat enters within visual range the tactical action officer (TAO) will call away the SNOOPIE team, said Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald P. Lemieux, ships intel ligence officer. We have two minutes to get up to the bridge from wherever were at on the ship. The SNOOPIE team is specially trained in intel ligence, collections and analysis of all air, surface and sub-surface threats. This training enables them to can quickly iden tify a contact and deter mine if its weapons are manned, unmanned, cov ered or uncovered. We can identify what the contact is and if its displaying a threatening posture, said Lemieux. The SNOOPIE team, along with our lookouts, provides the command ing officer (CO) and TAO a positive identification, giving them options. All imagery captured is then forwarded off the ship for both intelligence gathering and documen tation. Visual informa tion (VI) documentation differs from intelligence gathering in that it is used to help defend against false accusations of an engagement. The photos and video we use to gather our intel ligence plays a dual role, said Lemieux. If someone is claiming that we fired upon them first then we can pull that video as evidence of the contrary. The number of per sonnel on board, their actions, the types of weapons and their approach on the ship are all elements that that need to be recorded, said Lemieux. This transit exercise activated a lot more of our warfare components said the ships Executive Officer, Cmdr. Paul S. Nagy. It involved team work on multiple levels between the crew and the ships themselves. I con sider this one a win. Philippine Sea is par ticipating in the GHWB GRUSL to improve strike group interoper ability and prepare for an upcoming deployment. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeThe aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), followed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts a simulated strait transit. Philippine Sea, Truxtun, and George H.W. Bush are participating in the George H.W. Bush group sail to improve strike group interop erability, further preparing the ship for the upcoming deployment. -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloCmdr. Paul S. Nagy, executive officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), observes a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenish ment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloLogistics Specialist Seaman Steven P. Carr mans a sound powered phone on the ships focsle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a replen ishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloFire Controlman 3rd Class Nathan E. Brown, from Lakeland, Fla., performs mainte nance on a phalanx close-in weapons system (CWIS) aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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USS Gettysburg Hosts Ambassador To FranceUSS Gettysburg Public Affairs Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) hosted United States Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin Aug. 6 dur ing a port visit to Marseille, France. Rivkin toured Gettysburgs engi neering spaces, mess decks, and combat information center (CIC), which showcased the capabilities of a fully-equipped, modern cruiser. When we operate in theater, the opportunity to meet the individu als we support is always welcome, says Chief Operations Specialists Laurence Walton, leading chief petty officer in CIC. Showing them our capabilities and what we bring to the table allows both of us to do our jobs more efficiently. Gettysburg was joined in Marseilles by aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75). Gettysburg is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime secu rity operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by SH1 Trent Ramsey United States Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin enjoys his tour aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg while in port Marseilles, France during a port visit. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and will be supporting maritime Security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Gettysburg Sailors Get Reading USS Gettysburg Public AffairsGettysburg launched its United Through Reading program while deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The program provides the oppor tunity for children of Sailors aboard Gettysburg to hear their parents voice during the deploy ment. United Through Reading was founded by Betty J. Mohlenbrock in 1989 as a means for for ward deployed Sailors to reach back to their chil dren through bed time stories. Her own two year old daughter did not rec ognize her father follow ing a long deployment for the Vietnam War. Since its founding, the organi zation has helped over 1.5 million children and families stay connected through deployment. One of the hardest parts of being underway for a deployment is missing the important events in a childs life. Children can have an equally challeng ing time coping with the absence of their parent. United Through Reading allows children to hear their parents voice peri odically as they read sto ries together. Aboard Gettysburg, Sailors can read a chil drens book while being recorded. This provides read aloud opportunities for families, easing the strain of deployment and strengthening family con nections. It is such a good feel ing to be a part of this pro gram, says Gettysburgs Chaplain Justin Top, project coordinator. Opportunities for our Sailors to interact with their families should be seized. The project will con tinue throughout deploy ment allowing Sailors to keep ties home strong. Branch Health Clinic Appointments 542-4677 Going to be late? Call to re-schedule. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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-Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeSailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) participate in command physical training on the flight deck. Roosevelt is participating in the George H.W. Bush group sail to improve strike group interoperability, further preparing the ship for the upcoming deployment. On Deck With USS Roosevelt4th Fleet Admiral, Partner Nation Military Personnel Kick Off PANAMAX 2013From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsApproximately 160 military personnel, includ ing Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, and personnel from 19 nations arrived at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquar ters today to begin exer cise PANAMAX 2013. The exercise is intended to train U.S. and partner nations in the execution of stability operations under the support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions; provide interoperability training for the participat ing multinational staffs; and build participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations. This years annual PANAMAX exercise develops and sustains relation ships that improve the capacity of our emerging and enduring partners security forces to achieve common desired goals, while fostering friendly cooperation and under standing among partici pating forces. During the exercise Rear Adm. Harris will act as the Commander of Multinational Forces South. The governments of the countries participat ing in PANAMAX share common interests and this exercise enhances those links by fostering friendly, mutual coop eration and understand ing between participating militaries. This mul tinational exercise also contributes to interop erability, and builds the capabilities of the partici pating nations to plan and execute complex multinational operations, Harris said. PANAMAX 2013 is a U.S.-sponsored, multi national annual exercise that, this year, includes participants from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. The exercise will con clude on Friday, Aug. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command 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. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeSailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) check for foreign object debris on the flight deck in preparation for a helicopter landing. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeBoatswain's Mate 3rd Class Chad Dillon, from Columbus, Ohio, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Levi Wakeman, from Bedford, Pa., run to secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk heli copter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 with chocks and chains aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 7

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-Photo by MC3 Billy HoChief Damage Controlman Regan Schraeder, left, and Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Cedric Hickey of NS Mayportbased HSL-48 Detachment Five move supplies on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. HSL-48 Takes Stock Still Time To Prepare For Hurricane Season At NEXFrom NEXCOMHurricane season runs June 1 Nov. 30. Now is the time to check make a preparedness kit that contains extra batter ies, water, nonperish able food and first aid kits. For those custom ers who are thinking of purchasing a gen erator, from August 28 September 2, purchase any generator valued at $299 or more with a MILITARY STAR Card and make no down payment, no interest and no payments for six months. The MILITARY STAR Card offers many bene fits including 10 percent off the first days pur chases (up to the cus tomers credit limit), no annual fee, low interest rate and 24-hour cus tomer service including online access. MILITARY STAR Card applications are avail able at any NEX. The application can be pro cessed the same day at the NEX customer ser vice desk. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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CSADD Goes For Flag New, Flexible Career Options For SailorsNavy Personnel CommandContinuum of Service (CoS) programs provide Sailors more flexibility to move between the active and Reserve components, allowing for a lifetime of service, officials said in a message released Aug. 7. NAVADMIN 198/13 applies to eligible officer and enlisted Sailors who currently serve on active duty or in the Reserves. The message provides an overview of various CoS programs which allow Sailors to transition between the components. The message also details rating and designator conversion programs for enlisted and officer personnel, and the Career Intermission Pilot Program, which allows Sailors to temporarily transition to the Individual Ready Reserve. Applications for CoS programs can be submitted by detailers, command career counselors or anyone with prior access to Fleet-RIDE through the new Career Waypoints (C-WAY) information technology system. A NAVPERS 5239/8 (SAAR Addendum) is required to access C-WAY. The C-WAY system is a part the Career Navigator Program and combines all Navy career manage ment processes together to provide Sailors with tools that are more transparent and integrated, and give them a more active role in managing their careers. Sailors considering any rating conversion may improve their opportunity for selection by taking the Armed Forces Classification Test to improve their initial ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) score. This may expand the num ber of ratings for which they qualify. Active-duty Sailors not granted an in-rate or con version opportunity can always request to join the Navy Reserve five-to-three months prior to their end of active obligated service. The Navy Reserve also offers a two-year deployment deferment for Sailors who join within six months of leaving active duty. The Career Transition Office (CTO) at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) provides counsel ing and support to active-duty officer and enlisted Sailors considering a transition to the Reserves. Interested Sailors can contact a CTO representative by phone at (901) 874-4192, or email at cto.officer@ navy.mil or cto.enlisted@navy.mil. For more detailed information on CoS pro grams and the Career Navigator Program, visit the C-WAY Web Page on the NPC website at www. npc.navy.mil/career/careercounseling/Pages/ CareerWaypointSystem.aspx.-Photos by Spc Chris Gray Naval Station Mayports Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision (CSADD) hosted its first annual Flag Football tournament on Aug. 3 with teams from Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Army reserves, and Air National Guard. CSADD held the event to promote fun events without compromising the Sailors morale and welfare. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 9

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Auto Skills Center August Special: $2 off brake rotor turning and $225 for a 4-wheel brake job, turn rotors, tire rotation and balance (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 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 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 2707205 Aug. 16: 80s Night 8 pm at Castaways Lounge. 80s Costume Contest, 80s music and trivia, giveaways and more! 270-7205 Aug. 21: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: Life-Sized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 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 Legoland Florida Special. All active duty military receive one FREE Water Park Combo Ticket. Free ticket can be redeemed at the front gate. Family members can purchase discounted tickets at ITT. 270-5145 Medieval Times Orlando Special. Free Royalty Upgrade when you purchase an adult or child admission at ITT. Royalty upgrade includes preferred seating, Knights Cheering ban ner, commemorative program and more! 270-5145 Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale NOW Purchase your tick ets for the 2013 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $70.00. 270-5145 Aug. 20: 3v3 Fall Soccer Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins Aug. 26; end Oct. 21. 2705451 Aug. 26-28: PreSeason Flag Football Tournament. Sign up by Aug. 19. 270-5451 Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and laser show. 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. 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/ FitnessAug. 16: Outdoor MoviesThe Goonies (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Aug. 23: Outdoor MoviesBrave (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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The following activities target single or unaccom panied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Every Tuesday in August: 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. Aug. 16: Movie Trip. Van Departs 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $5; sign up by Aug. 14. Aug. 18: A Day at the Beach: Huguenot Park. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 19: Nerf Sniper. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 21: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Aug. 10. Aug. 22: Hooters Dinner Trip. Van departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. Transportation only. Aug. 24: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Van Departs 4:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15. Aug. 26: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 29: Water Wars. 7-10 p.m. at the Base Pool. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 11

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-Photo by SA Edward Guttierrez IIIAn MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter is readied for launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Under The StarsThursday, Aug.15 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a free workshop on Do it Yourself Irrigation Repairs to Save Money at S. Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. The time is 6:30 8:30 p.m. In times of drought be sure your irrigation system is in top shape. Learn handson ideas. Not everyone has in-ground irrigation, so we will cover handwatering tips, plus the city ordinances and more. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Aug. 16 & 17 The Englewood High School Class of 1973 has finalized plans for their 40 year High School Reunion in Jacksonville, FL on the Southbank of the St Johns River. Dont miss out on this great event! Mail your check today for $75 per person to EHS Jay Kauffman, 8058 Newton Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 (Jay 904.982.2701). Please prepay your Saturday night reservation to insure there is enough food for everyone. Questions? Jay 904-982-2701, Amy 904-629-9222. More info on Facebook: search Englewood High School Class of 1973. www.face book.com/groups/26228 1106060/10151708392646 061/?notif_t=group_activ ity Saturday, Aug. 17 Ever dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photogra pher at 11 a.m. and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn tech niques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Please bring your own camera and pho tography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sun screen and water. Space is limited on this program to 10 participants. Please RSVP to the Talbot Islands State Park Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Reservations are required and the pro gram is free. Join one of our knowl edgeable park rangers at 2 p.m. for an informative talk on the natural his tory of sea islands and their important role in coastal ecology. The top ics addressed will include beach erosion, island migration, island forma tion and the natural communities present on such barrier islands today. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Aug. 24th at 2:00 p.m. Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play cro quet? Join a ranger on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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for the Superintendents Award. Additionally, he was awarded the Certified Public Logistician (CPL) designation by the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE). In 1998, Cochrane reported to HSL-46, in Mayport, Fla. He deployed to the Adriatic Ocean and Persian Gulf aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 67). While deployed with CVN-71 Strike Group, they engaged in Combat Operations against the former Republic of Yugoslavia forces in Kosovo and Iraqi Forces in the Southern No-Fly Zone of Iraq. He was appointed Squadron Maintenance Officer upon his return and served in that capacity until Nov 00. Cochrane was selected to serve as the Naval Aide to the Vice President in Nov. of 2000 and served Vice President Richard B. Cheney until Dec. 2002. He was commended by President George W. Bush for actions as Naval Aide and Vice Presidential Emergency Action Officer, on and about Sept. 11, 2001. Cochrane assumed Command of HSL-44 in April 2004. During his tenure, the Swampfoxes Operational Firsts included: HSL Squadron to Sea ini tiative with Theodore Roosevelt CSG, deploy ment of Airborne AIS sys tem, Initial Operation of the MK 50 torpedo, and Digital MAD system. Additionally, Swampfox aircrews were the first naval units overhead New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and contributed significantly to the 1,100 rescues cred ited to aircraft and aircrew of Helicopter Maritime Strike Force Atlantic. Cochrane reported to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as Navigator in June 2006. He served in that capacity until July 2008. He was awarded the 2007 CNAF Leadership Award by the Commander, United States Naval Air Forces while assigned to Theodore Roosevelt. In August 2008, Cochrane was assigned as Operations Officer and Battle Watch Captain for Commander Navy Region Southeast. During his tenure there he led the Regional Operations Center during crises responses resulting from the Hurricane Season and the Navy response to the Haitian Earthquake disaster. Cochrane has amassed more than 4,700 mishap free flight hours, includ ing more than 120 com bat missions, and he has achieved over 1,000 mis hap free shipboard land ings. Bowman graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following com missioning, he complet ed pilot flight training and received his wings in September 1985 with orders to fly the A-7E Corsair. While flying the Corsair, he deployed on USS D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) with the VA-72 Bluehawks and then served as an A-7E Flight instruc tor pilot with VA-122 in Lemoore, California. In 1990, he transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet and joined the VFA-15 Valions deployed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He completed his F/A18 flying career with tours as the Assistant Operations Officer for Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic and Operations Officer for VFA-106 as an F/A-18 flight instructor. McCall is a native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography. He was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1992 and has accumulated over 3,700 flight hours, includ ing 3,400 hours in the H-60 F/H. McCalls sea assign ments include his ini tial squadron tour with the HS-4 Black Knights; Helicopter Operations Officer for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet in Manama, Bahrain; Administrative and Maintenance Officer with the HS-2 Golden Falcons; Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of the HS-6 Indians and Navigator onboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan. McCalls shore assign ments include Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot, NATOPS, Standardization and Operations Officer with the HS-10 Warhawks and Protocol Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a 2005 gradu ate of the College of Naval Command and Staff where he received a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and a 2013 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.From Page 1MayportFFSC 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. Aug. 15, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 15-16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Family Readiness Group FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Aug. 19-23, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 21, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 21, 9-11 a.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22,, 1-3 p.m., Troops to Teachers FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 22, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Aug. 26-30, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 26, 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. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, What About The Kids?, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintend ed victims. A wide range of child adjustment prob lems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. Parents need to understand that there is an intergenerational cycle of violence and they may be creating a legacy for their child of learned vio lent behavior. The pur pose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the violence, which many parents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens growth and development and may provide an addi tional motivator for end ing the violence and seek ing intervention. Aug. 28, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Welcome To NS MayportMcCall Takes Command -Photos by Paige GnannCapt. Wesley McCall, left, shakes hands with Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, after assuming command of Naval Station Mayport during a change of command ceremony Aug. 9 on board the station. McCall relieved Capt. Douglas Cochrane, middle, who will be moving on to his new job in Washington, D.C. Cochrane served as commanding officer at NS Mayport since October 2010. Also pictured is Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet.From StaffCapt. Wesley McCall relieved Capt. Douglas Cochrane as command ing officer of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., during a change of com mand ceremony held at the newly-renovated base gym. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, with an introduction from Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. During his speech, Scorby commended Cochrane for his tenure as commanding officer, citing several accomplishments including the overseeing of millions of dollars worth of renova tions and construction projects at NS Mayport. During his time as CO, the base received the first ever SECNAV Energy and Water Management Award Golf Level of Achievement in FY12. Through his continuous command level engagement and leadership, the installation electricity consumption decreased by 23 percent during his tour, saving the Navy more than $3M and putting Naval Station Mayport well ahead of schedule to meet the SECNAVs 30 percent reduction goal by 2015. Scorby also welcomed McCall to his new job at NS Mayport. For every great lead er, there is another one standing in the wings ready to take over, and Capt. Wes McCall is that leader, Scorby said. You dont get this job by seniority but by a proven record of excellence. If you read cowboys bio, it is clear that he has been given some of the tough est assignments and per formed brilliantly in all of them. So I know that he is more than ready to continue Naval Station Mayports record of excellence. Cochrane, a native of Perrine, Fla., graduat ed from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Mathematics in Dec 1985. Commissioned an Ensign after comple tion of Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1987 and assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Thirty Four (HSL-34), Norfolk Va. Cochrane deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1987/88, the Caribbean and Panama in 1989, and the Persian Gulf. In 1990/91. He participated in 39 escort transits dur ing Operation Earnest Will, and flew over 75 Direct Combat Support Missions in Operation Desert Storm. In 1991, Cochrane was selected for Fixed-Wing Instructor Duty and was assigned to VT-3 in Pensacola Fla. While a Red Knight Cochrane was a ninetime Instructor of the Month, four-time Instructor of the Quarter, and 1993 Squadron, Training Wing, and Navy Region Pensacola Instructor of the Year. In 1994, Cochrane was nominated and accepted as Flag Secretary for the Commander, Carrier Group Six, AMERICA (CV 66) Battle Group. While deployed, the AMERICA Battle Group participated in Combat Operations against the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, in Bosnia, and in the Southern No-Fly Zone of Iraq. In 1996, Cochrane was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He graduated in April 1998 with a Master of Science in Logistics Engineering and Transportation Systems Management. His Masters thesis was selected as the Systems Management Departmental nominee See Mayport, Page 13 Commissaries Return To Normal HoursBy DeCA Public Affairs DivisionMilitary commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating sched ules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announce ment comes in the wake of the Department of Defenses Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. This is welcome news for us all, said Joseph H. Jeu. Our stores will return to their regular schedules after Aug. 17. I encourage our patrons to check the DeCA web site for their commissarys operating hours. We recognize the dis ruption that furloughs presented to our patrons as far as access to their commissary benefit, he added. We also understand the economic hardships many of our employees faced with the pay they lost during the furlough period. Since July 8, the one-day-perweek furloughs impact ed all of DeCAs more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees worldwide. With the end of fur loughs, Jeu asked that patrons be patient as product delivery sched ules return to normal. We will do everything possible to ensure that our shelves are properly stocked with the prod ucts our customers want when they shop, he said. However, there will be a short adjustment period as our stores settle back into their pre-furlough operating and delivery routines. Commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local stores operating schedule by going to www.commissaries.com, clicking on the Locations tab, then Alphabetical Listing to locate their store, and clicking on Local Store Information. Effective Sunday, Aug. 18, the Mayport Commissary operating hours will be back to normal as follows: Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cochrane thanks NS Mayport Sailors for making his time as Commanding Officer sucessful during the change of command ceremony Aug. 9. Also pictured is McCall, Base Chaplain Jay Cayangyang and CMDCM Bob White.Naval Station Mayport gas station will be closed all day and there will be no fuel avail able in order to replace the transformer on the corner on Aug. 18. Power Outage At Gas Station

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 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 Active duty service members and their fami lies have FREE, unlim ited access to online tutoring and career help from Tutor.com. So why havent you or your dependents logged on to this great tool? Expert tutors (They have all been vetted!) help students of all agesfrom K-12 to college to adult learnersone-to-one in math, science, social studies and English. Oneto-One help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Does it just sound too good to be true? Well, it isnt! Still not sure? Check out these YouTube videos to see how it works: http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=utaWxB9 WNAM&feature=share &list=UUY2Slkd907TZxEVuSNgP6Q http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=BZLILkaiX XM&feature=share&list=T LhtbKF65XsHM http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=g3VnZ8EV A8Q&feature=share&list= PLsfPyukV1bQ3ZX1CmS3 syAmatYm_pGzWD Now you have a real sense of the program, but you are still not sure it can help you or your dependents. Many peo ple consider tutoring just for math homework. But Tutor.com provides tutors to help in all the core subjects. Some examples include the following: Essay writing: Access the ProofPoint Writing Center. Here students can get real-time help with reports, essays, and papers. Tutors explain the writing and proof reading process. Later they will help with edits. American History: Need help with an idea to start that paper on the Reconstruction Period of American History, a tutor can help with that. Now you need help with resources. Too many students today depend on the internet as though it is the end all and be all of source material. Believe it or not, teachers still want a variety of source materials: books, maga zines, interviews, and then maybe some media. A tutor can help with that, too. Chemistry: Need help balancing those equa tions? Call the tutor. Mathematics: As a parent have you ever heard this, But my teacher doesnt do it that way! Then the child bursts into tears. My favorite endorse ment of Tutor.com came from a student at Finegan Elementary School. They young man reported to me, Miss Judy, I just love Tutor.com. Whenever my dad helps me with math, he makes me cry. But my tutor never does! What more do you need to hear to convince you to try out this great, FREE, 24-7 tutoring service. Still not convinced this is for you? Check out their webinar THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH for more detailed information. Back to School with Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 5:30-6 p.m. EDT Register by visiting https://www1.gotomeeting.com/regis ter/441977161 You will learn that Tutor.com also offers help with studying and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elemen tary math to physics. All students worldwide can use the program, regard less of where they attend school. This is especially beneficial for militarydependent students trying to keep up with schoolwork when moving or changing schools. Whenever a student or adult needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interactive online classroom which features an interactive whiteboard, file sharing, and instant messaging. The student will work one-to-one in math, sci ence, social studies, and English until the problem is solved. Do you find that a par ticular tutor is really helpful? Maybe one tutor is more helpful with math and another is more helpful with essay writing, request that tutor when you sign in. Now that the school year is almost here, and homework will begin any day now, try out the pro gram NOW. Dont wait until 11 p.m. on a Tuesday night with a huge science test the next day to sign in for the first time. Take my advice and check it out today. I promise you will be glad you did. 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. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingTUTOR.com . Too Good To Be True? Nope!Every summer, the beaches of this nation are scattered with people who wander slowly, look quite seriously down at their feet, and bend over frequently. Despite appearances, they are actually not contemplat ing the prognoses of their bunions, admiring their arches, or watching their toenails grow. For some reason, these people are compelled to search the beach for trash. No, they are not envi ronmentalists helping to keep our beaches clean. They are not members of a chain gang from the local jailhouse. They are not clean freaks who incessantly wash their hands and flip light switches. They are not hoarders who store jugs of their own urine. Well, not necessarily, anyway. These strolling garbage collectors dont poke around in the swales flotsam and jetsam for any philanthropic, psychiatric or court-ordered purpose. Believe it or not, they are placing trash in their pockets for the sheer pleasure of it. Wacky, I know, right? Well then, what in Heavens name is wrong with these people, one might ask? Strangely, not a thing. Theyre just on vacation. You see, when we humans take a step away from the rat race for a summer vacation, we suddenly become curi ous about the world. We stop, smell the roses, hear the birds, sift the sands, and notice the beauty all around us. And interestingly, while on vacation, we find beauty in the remnants of long-abandoned beer bottles, mayonnaise jars, wine jugs, and other bro ken bits of glass that have been tossed about on the sea floor long enough to become what is known as Seaglass. Shades of white, brown, green and blue, it lures us on long, slow strolls along the shoreline, where we forget about the stresses of life and concentrate on seeing a glint of color amongst the infinite grains of sand. We dont like to think about the fact that our prized hunk of seaglass most likely had its start as a fishermans bottle of Budweiser, probably accompanied by a pack of smokes and a bag of greasy chips. All we see is the beau tiful juxtaposition of the sun-catching brown, green and blue against the neutral hues of nature. Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesThe Art Of Trash Collecting Is Multi-ColoredWhen we are lucky enough to spot one of these rough gems of the beach, we squirrel it away so we can take it home and plop it in a jar or trinket box, to be displayed and cherished like some kind of poor mans Hope Diamond. As a Navy family, we have been stationed all over the world, enabling me to collect my beloved seaglass from a variety of beaches both home and abroad. I have jars and bottles of seaglass from Spain, Ireland, Italy, England, Florida, Mexico, Virginia, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, and since our last PCS move to Newport Rhode Island. My husband thinks my extensive sea glass collection is evi dence of some kind of clinical compulsive disor der, but I see it as a glimmering memento of our family vacations. I must admit, however, that sometimes otherwise leisurely seaglass hunt ing becomes obsessive, like on our annual beach vacations with my extended family. While other families lounge on beach chairs, lollygagging over their latest novel, my relatives and I are intensely scouring the shoreline in ruthless competition for seaglass. When we find a piece, we could discretely slip it into our pocket to admire later at home, but what fun would that be? We prefer to high tail it back to the beach umbrella and flaunt our discov ery shamelessly to our rivals, preferably while making obnoxious Nananana-na-nah! sounds and performing a pomp ous victory dance. This behavior might seem over the top if the seaglass is of the common variety. However, it is an unwritten rule of seaglass hunting that, if one is fortunate enough to find a rare color of seaglass such as cobalt blue fla grant bragging is manda tory. And, like my sister-inlaw who found a neverbefore-heard-of shard of red seaglass last summer, one is well within her rights to never shut up about it. Ethics and tact aside, it is undisputed that sea glass hunting is a most relaxing summer pastime. Perhaps finding the edgeless remains of broken glass signifies that, the jagged, cracked, wrecked things in life can be smoothed, polished and mollified with time. Regardless of the sym bolic qualities of this accidental paragon, seaglass hunting forces vacation ers to forget their troubles and open their eyes to beauty an elusive glint of color, a reflective spar kle, a luminous, watery glow amongst the sandy swale. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesofli fe.comNew Chief of Naval Personnel Talks Way Ahead At All Hands CallsFrom Defense Media ActivityThe Navys new Chief of Naval Personnel held all hands calls with his staff in Washington, D.C., to introduce himself, discuss his priorities and listen to Sailors and Navy civil ians thoughts and con cerns. Vice Adm. Bill Moran assumed the duties as the 57th Chief of Naval Personnel Aug. 2. He is responsible for the over whelming majority of policies and programs that directly affect Sailors and their families. We will proactively communicate with Sailors and families, and strive to be transparent in all our dealings, Said Moran. He added that he wanted Sailors and their families to feel comfortable shar ing ideas and concerns with him, whether at all hands calls or through social media opportuni ties. Im honored to be here, said Moran dur ing an interview with All Hands Magazine. I look forward to working on behalf of Sailors and families to earn their trust. Moran takes helm of a command that has an operating budget of $29 billion and a staff of more than 26,000 Sailors and civilians that perform a wide variety of missions, including managing Navy manpower, readiness, education and training, and professional development of Sailors. Moran did not shy away from addressing a concern foremost on the minds of many Sailors and civilians the bud get. He said managing the force will be driven by fiscal realities, which will dictate force struc ture decisions and ulti mately the total number of Sailors Navy-wide. We understand todays fiscal and operational challenges, he said. We must reach a balance thats in the best inter est of the Navy and the nation, as well as Sailors and their families. Despite the uncer tain fiscal environment, Moran said one of his main priorities remains getting Sailors to the fleet with the right skillsets and training. We will continue to provide trained and ready Sailors to meet fleet manning demands, he said. Moran also wanted Sailors and their families to know his staff will seek ways to bring stability and certainty to the work force.

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 Carney Crew Helps Out In Yorktown,Va.USS Carney PAOSailors aboard USS Carney took part in a community relations event on Aug. 7 in Yorktown, Va., while ship was moored there for a weapons on load. The 28 Sailors were tasked with painting, rebuilding, and building multiple structures at the Watermens Museum. The museum tells the story of Virginias working watermen who have worked year round for generations along the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay harvesting its abundant products. It was really cool to build a fence for the museum from the ground up, and our efforts were definitely appreciated, said Chief (Select) Operations Specialist (SW) Edward Smith. During water breaks, Carney Sailors were able to interact with Yorktowns locals, and even play Zombie Pirates with the elementary-aged kids at the museums Pirate Summer Camp. This COMREL event set the tone for Carneys upcoming deployment, where Sailors will likely participate in one such event during each port visit. -Photos by Lt.j.g. Lily PowersCrewmembers from USS Carneyy poses in front of a newly built fence at the Watermens Museum in Yorktown, Va., during a community relations project on Aug. 7. Hospitalman Jeremy Ball, Machine Repairman Fireman Apprentice Stephanie Bonfanti, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Syed Balkhi, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kenneth Batchler apply a fresh coat of paint on the museums white picket fence. Lt.j.g. Kris Sousa and Senior Chief Damage Control (SW) Richard Simpson build a fence at the Watermens Museum. Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class (SW/AW) Jeremiah Ayers and Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Areya Berry trim down the posts on the brand new fence.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 5 USS Philippine Sea Completes SNOOPIE, STEAM and FAC/FIAC Exercise USS George H.W. Bush Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) completed its second steam formation train ing exercise (STEAMX), during the George H.W. Bush Group Sail (GHWB GRUSL), Aug. 6. USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103) were also involved in the STEAMX. During the exercise all four ships aligned them selves one behind anoth er while moving at high speeds and close dis tances simulating a Beryl Strait Transit. We had 2000 nauti cal yards of separation between us and main tained a speed of about 15 knots, said Lt. j.g. Molly Hanas, Philippine Seas navigator. On deploy ment we will be transiting through narrow passages like the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal. This exercise allows us to practice the formations we need in order to get the strike group through safely. The STEAMX also included a fast attack craft (FAC)/fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) exercise, further testing the strike groups interface and communications. Basically FACs are small militarized boats, whereas FIACs are small customized commercial boats, said Lt. j.g. Daniel Cho, ships force protec tion officer, and port bridge wing sniper during the exercise. While transiting through narrow passages a ship can often encoun ter these smaller more agile militarized boats. For this reason formations are vital not only because of the limited space dur ing a strait transit but also because of the safety concerns that come into play when transiting so close to land. Formations allow multiple ships to work together to identify each possi ble threat, said Chow. When such threats are met the ships nautical or otherwise photographic intelligence exploita tion (SNOOPIE) team is activated. The SNOOPIE team is a reaction force made up of Sailors that have been trained to record and photograph unknown contacts that approach the ship within visual range. Typically when a threat enters within visual range the tactical action officer (TAO) will call away the SNOOPIE team, said Chief Intelligence Specialist Raynald P. Lemieux, ships intel ligence officer. We have two minutes to get up to the bridge from wherever were at on the ship. The SNOOPIE team is specially trained in intel ligence, collections and analysis of all air, surface and sub-surface threats. This training enables them to can quickly identify a contact and deter mine if its weapons are manned, unmanned, covered or uncovered. We can identify what the contact is and if its displaying a threatening posture, said Lemieux. The SNOOPIE team, along with our lookouts, provides the command ing officer (CO) and TAO a positive identification, giving them options. All imagery captured is then forwarded off the ship for both intelligence gathering and documen tation. Visual informa tion (VI) documentation differs from intelligence gathering in that it is used to help defend against false accusations of an engagement. The photos and video we use to gather our intelligence plays a dual role, said Lemieux. If someone is claiming that we fired upon them first then we can pull that video as evidence of the contrary. The number of per sonnel on board, their actions, the types of weapons and their approach on the ship are all elements that that need to be recorded, said Lemieux. This transit exercise activated a lot more of our warfare components said the ships Executive Officer, Cmdr. Paul S. Nagy. It involved team work on multiple levels between the crew and the ships themselves. I con sider this one a win. Philippine Sea is par ticipating in the GHWB GRUSL to improve strike group interoper ability and prepare for an upcoming deployment. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeThe aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), followed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts a simulated strait transit. Philippine Sea, Truxtun, and George H.W. Bush are participating in the George H.W. Bush group sail to improve strike group interoperability, further preparing the ship for the upcoming deployment. -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloCmdr. Paul S. Nagy, executive officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), observes a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloLogistics Specialist Seaman Steven P. Carr mans a sound powered phone on the ships focsle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a replen ishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). -Photo by MC2 Brian Read CastilloFire Controlman 3rd Class Nathan E. Brown, from Lakeland, Fla., performs mainte nance on a phalanx close-in weapons system (CWIS) aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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USS Gettysburg Hosts Ambassador To FranceUSS Gettysburg Public Affairs Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) hosted United States Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin Aug. 6 during a port visit to Marseille, France. Rivkin toured Gettysburgs engi neering spaces, mess decks, and combat information center (CIC), which showcased the capabilities of a fully-equipped, modern cruiser. When we operate in theater, the opportunity to meet the individu als we support is always welcome, says Chief Operations Specialists Laurence Walton, leading chief petty officer in CIC. Showing them our capabilities and what we bring to the table allows both of us to do our jobs more efficiently. Gettysburg was joined in Marseilles by aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75). Gettysburg is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime secu rity operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by SH1 Trent Ramsey United States Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin enjoys his tour aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg while in port Marseilles, France during a port visit. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and will be supporting maritime Security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Gettysburg Sailors Get Reading USS Gettysburg Public AffairsGettysburg launched its United Through Reading program while deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The program provides the oppor tunity for children of Sailors aboard Gettysburg to hear their parents voice during the deploy ment. United Through Reading was founded by Betty J. Mohlenbrock in 1989 as a means for for ward deployed Sailors to reach back to their chil dren through bed time stories. Her own two year old daughter did not rec ognize her father follow ing a long deployment for the Vietnam War. Since its founding, the organi zation has helped over 1.5 million children and families stay connected through deployment. One of the hardest parts of being underway for a deployment is missing the important events in a childs life. Children can have an equally challeng ing time coping with the absence of their parent. United Through Reading allows children to hear their parents voice peri odically as they read sto ries together. Aboard Gettysburg, Sailors can read a chil drens book while being recorded. This provides read aloud opportunities for families, easing the strain of deployment and strengthening family con nections. It is such a good feel ing to be a part of this program, says Gettysburgs Chaplain Justin Top, project coordinator. Opportunities for our Sailors to interact with their families should be seized. The project will con tinue throughout deployment allowing Sailors to keep ties home strong. Branch Health Clinic Appointments 542-4677 Going to be late? Call to re-schedule. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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-Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeSailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) participate in command physical training on the flight deck. Roosevelt is participating in the George H.W. Bush group sail to improve strike group interoperability, further preparing the ship for the upcoming deployment. On Deck With USS Roosevelt4th Fleet Admiral, Partner Nation Military Personnel Kick Off PANAMAX 2013From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsApproximately 160 military personnel, includ ing Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, and personnel from 19 nations arrived at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquar ters today to begin exer cise PANAMAX 2013. The exercise is intended to train U.S. and partner nations in the execution of stability operations under the support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions; provide interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs; and build participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations. This years annual PANAMAX exercise develops and sustains relationships that improve the capacity of our emerging and enduring partners security forces to achieve common desired goals, while fostering friendly cooperation and under standing among partici pating forces. During the exercise Rear Adm. Harris will act as the Commander of Multinational Forces South. The governments of the countries participat ing in PANAMAX share common interests and this exercise enhances those links by fostering friendly, mutual coop eration and understand ing between participating militaries. This mul tinational exercise also contributes to interop erability, and builds the capabilities of the partici pating nations to plan and execute complex multinational operations, Harris said. PANAMAX 2013 is a U.S.-sponsored, multi national annual exercise that, this year, includes participants from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. The exercise will con clude on Friday, Aug. 16. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command 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. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeSailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) check for foreign object debris on the flight deck in preparation for a helicopter landing. -Photo by MC2 Samantha ThorpeBoatswain's Mate 3rd Class Chad Dillon, from Columbus, Ohio, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Levi Wakeman, from Bedford, Pa., run to secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 with chocks and chains aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 7

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-Photo by MC3 Billy HoChief Damage Controlman Regan Schraeder, left, and Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Cedric Hickey of NS Mayportbased HSL-48 Detachment Five move supplies on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. HSL-48 Takes Stock Still Time To Prepare For Hurricane Season At NEXFrom NEXCOMHurricane season runs June 1 Nov. 30. Now is the time to check make a preparedness kit that contains extra batter ies, water, nonperish able food and first aid kits. For those custom ers who are thinking of purchasing a gen erator, from August 28 September 2, purchase any generator valued at $299 or more with a MILITARY STAR Card and make no down payment, no interest and no payments for six months. The MILITARY STAR Card offers many bene fits including 10 percent off the first days pur chases (up to the cus tomers credit limit), no annual fee, low interest rate and 24-hour cus tomer service including online access. MILITARY STAR Card applications are avail able at any NEX. The application can be pro cessed the same day at the NEX customer ser vice desk. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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CSADD Goes For Flag New, Flexible Career Options For SailorsNavy Personnel CommandContinuum of Service (CoS) programs provide Sailors more flexibility to move between the active and Reserve components, allowing for a lifetime of service, officials said in a message released Aug. 7. NAVADMIN 198/13 applies to eligible officer and enlisted Sailors who currently serve on active duty or in the Reserves. The message provides an overview of various CoS programs which allow Sailors to transition between the components. The message also details rating and designator conversion programs for enlisted and officer personnel, and the Career Intermission Pilot Program, which allows Sailors to temporarily transition to the Individual Ready Reserve. Applications for CoS programs can be submitted by detailers, command career counselors or anyone with prior access to Fleet-RIDE through the new Career Waypoints (C-WAY) information technology system. A NAVPERS 5239/8 (SAAR Addendum) is required to access C-WAY. The C-WAY system is a part the Career Navigator Program and combines all Navy career manage ment processes together to provide Sailors with tools that are more transparent and integrated, and give them a more active role in managing their careers. Sailors considering any rating conversion may improve their opportunity for selection by taking the Armed Forces Classification Test to improve their initial ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) score. This may expand the number of ratings for which they qualify. Active-duty Sailors not granted an in-rate or conversion opportunity can always request to join the Navy Reserve five-to-three months prior to their end of active obligated service. The Navy Reserve also offers a two-year deployment deferment for Sailors who join within six months of leaving active duty. The Career Transition Office (CTO) at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) provides counsel ing and support to active-duty officer and enlisted Sailors considering a transition to the Reserves. Interested Sailors can contact a CTO representative by phone at (901) 874-4192, or email at cto.officer@ navy.mil or cto.enlisted@navy.mil. For more detailed information on CoS pro grams and the Career Navigator Program, visit the C-WAY Web Page on the NPC website at www. npc.navy.mil/career/careercounseling/Pages/ CareerWaypointSystem.aspx.-Photos by Spc Chris Gray Naval Station Mayports Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision (CSADD) hosted its first annual Flag Football tournament on Aug. 3 with teams from Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Army reserves, and Air National Guard. CSADD held the event to promote fun events without compromising the Sailors morale and welfare. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 9

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Auto Skills Center August Special: $2 off brake rotor turning and $225 for a 4-wheel brake job, turn rotors, tire rotation and balance (most vehicles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 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 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 2707205 Aug. 16: 80s Night 8 pm at Castaways Lounge. 80s Costume Contest, 80s music and trivia, giveaways and more! 270-7205 Aug. 21: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: Life-Sized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 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 Legoland Florida Special. All active duty military receive one FREE Water Park Combo Ticket. Free ticket can be redeemed at the front gate. Family members can purchase discounted tickets at ITT. 270-5145 Medieval Times Orlando Special. Free Royalty Upgrade when you purchase an adult or child admission at ITT. Royalty upgrade includes preferred seating, Knights Cheering banner, commemorative program and more! 270-5145 Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale NOW Purchase your tick ets for the 2013 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $70.00. 270-5145 Aug. 20: 3v3 Fall Soccer Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Gym. Season begins Aug. 26; end Oct. 21. 2705451 Aug. 26-28: PreSeason Flag Football Tournament. Sign up by Aug. 19. 270-5451 Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and laser show. 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. 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/ FitnessAug. 16: Outdoor MoviesThe Goonies (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Aug. 23: Outdoor MoviesBrave (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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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 August: 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. Aug. 16: Movie Trip. Van Departs 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $5; sign up by Aug. 14. Aug. 18: A Day at the Beach: Huguenot Park. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation Only. Aug. 19: Nerf Sniper. 5 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 21: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Aug. 10. Aug. 22: Hooters Dinner Trip. Van departs Liberty Center 5 p.m. Transportation only. Aug. 24: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Van Departs 4:30 p.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15. Aug. 26: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Aug. 29: Water Wars. 7-10 p.m. at the Base Pool. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 11

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-Photo by SA Edward Guttierrez IIIAn MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter is readied for launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Under The StarsThursday, Aug.15 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a free workshop on Do it Yourself Irrigation Repairs to Save Money at S. Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. The time is 6:30 8:30 p.m. In times of drought be sure your irrigation system is in top shape. Learn handson ideas. Not everyone has in-ground irrigation, so we will cover handwatering tips, plus the city ordinances and more. To pre-register, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj. net with your name and phone number. Aug. 16 & 17 The Englewood High School Class of 1973 has finalized plans for their 40 year High School Reunion in Jacksonville, FL on the Southbank of the St Johns River. Dont miss out on this great event! Mail your check today for $75 per person to EHS Jay Kauffman, 8058 Newton Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 (Jay 904.982.2701). Please prepay your Saturday night reservation to insure there is enough food for everyone. Questions? Jay 904-982-2701, Amy 904-629-9222. More info on Facebook: search Englewood High School Class of 1973. www.face book.com/groups/26228 1106060/10151708392646 061/?notif_t=group_activ ity Saturday, Aug. 17 Ever dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photogra pher at 11 a.m. and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn tech niques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Please bring your own camera and pho tography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sun screen and water. Space is limited on this program to 10 participants. Please RSVP to the Talbot Islands State Park Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Reservations are required and the pro gram is free. Join one of our knowl edgeable park rangers at 2 p.m. for an informative talk on the natural his tory of sea islands and their important role in coastal ecology. The top ics addressed will include beach erosion, island migration, island forma tion and the natural communities present on such barrier islands today. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. Saturday, Aug. 24th at 2:00 p.m. Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play cro quet? Join a ranger on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

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for the Superintendents Award. Additionally, he was awarded the Certified Public Logistician (CPL) designation by the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE). In 1998, Cochrane reported to HSL-46, in Mayport, Fla. He deployed to the Adriatic Ocean and Persian Gulf aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 67). While deployed with CVN-71 Strike Group, they engaged in Combat Operations against the former Republic of Yugoslavia forces in Kosovo and Iraqi Forces in the Southern No-Fly Zone of Iraq. He was appointed Squadron Maintenance Officer upon his return and served in that capacity until Nov 00. Cochrane was selected to serve as the Naval Aide to the Vice President in Nov. of 2000 and served Vice President Richard B. Cheney until Dec. 2002. He was commended by President George W. Bush for actions as Naval Aide and Vice Presidential Emergency Action Officer, on and about Sept. 11, 2001. Cochrane assumed Command of HSL-44 in April 2004. During his tenure, the Swampfoxes Operational Firsts included: HSL Squadron to Sea ini tiative with Theodore Roosevelt CSG, deploy ment of Airborne AIS system, Initial Operation of the MK 50 torpedo, and Digital MAD system. Additionally, Swampfox aircrews were the first naval units overhead New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and contributed significantly to the 1,100 rescues credited to aircraft and aircrew of Helicopter Maritime Strike Force Atlantic. Cochrane reported to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as Navigator in June 2006. He served in that capacity until July 2008. He was awarded the 2007 CNAF Leadership Award by the Commander, United States Naval Air Forces while assigned to Theodore Roosevelt. In August 2008, Cochrane was assigned as Operations Officer and Battle Watch Captain for Commander Navy Region Southeast. During his tenure there he led the Regional Operations Center during crises responses resulting from the Hurricane Season and the Navy response to the Haitian Earthquake disaster. Cochrane has amassed more than 4,700 mishap free flight hours, includ ing more than 120 com bat missions, and he has achieved over 1,000 mis hap free shipboard land ings. Bowman graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following com missioning, he complet ed pilot flight training and received his wings in September 1985 with orders to fly the A-7E Corsair. While flying the Corsair, he deployed on USS D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) with the VA-72 Bluehawks and then served as an A-7E Flight instruc tor pilot with VA-122 in Lemoore, California. In 1990, he transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet and joined the VFA-15 Valions deployed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He completed his F/A18 flying career with tours as the Assistant Operations Officer for Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic and Operations Officer for VFA-106 as an F/A-18 flight instructor. McCall is a native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography. He was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1992 and has accumulated over 3,700 flight hours, includ ing 3,400 hours in the H-60 F/H. McCalls sea assign ments include his ini tial squadron tour with the HS-4 Black Knights; Helicopter Operations Officer for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet in Manama, Bahrain; Administrative and Maintenance Officer with the HS-2 Golden Falcons; Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of the HS-6 Indians and Navigator onboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan. McCalls shore assign ments include Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot, NATOPS, Standardization and Operations Officer with the HS-10 Warhawks and Protocol Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a 2005 gradu ate of the College of Naval Command and Staff where he received a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and a 2013 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.From Page 1MayportFFSC 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. Aug. 15, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 15-16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Family Readiness Group FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Aug. 19-23, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 21, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 21, 9-11 a.m., Car Buying Strategies FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22,, 1-3 p.m., Troops to Teachers FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 22, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Aug. 26-30, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Building 1, Room 1616 Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 26, 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. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, What About The Kids?, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintended victims. A wide range of child adjustment prob lems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. Parents need to understand that there is an intergenerational cycle of violence and they may be creating a legacy for their child of learned vio lent behavior. The pur pose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the violence, which many parents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens growth and development and may provide an additional motivator for end ing the violence and seeking intervention. Aug. 28, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 15, 2013 13

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