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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com CNO Releases Navigation Plan Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsThis week, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert released his Navigation Plan for the Navy for 2014 to 2018 to the fleet. Drawing from the Sailing Directions and the three tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready, the Navigation Plan defines the course and speed the Navy will fol low to organize, train and equip over the next sev eral years. Greenert also addresses budgetary concerns about Continuing Resolutions, Sequestration and prepa rations for the FY2014 budget in the document. Our first consideration is the ability to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomor row, said Greenert. Regardless of reductions, we will continue to oper ate forward with ready forces, where it matters, when it matters. Greenert stated that despite future reduction to Navys budget that may impact the ability to maintain the overall size of the fleet, the Navy will ensure that the deploy able force is proficient and ready. This will include field ing and improving kill chains, utilizing the elec tromagnetic spectrum and maintaining the Navys undersea domi nance. The document also addresses the rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region, a strategy that will compel the Navy to add ships to the Forward Deployed Naval Force, and increase the num ber of ships which are Forward Stationed or Forward Operating. The Navy and Marine Corps are our nations away team, said Greenert. History dem onstrates the Navy is at its best when we are forward and ready to respond. Lastly, the Navigation Plan stresses the impor tance of having Sailors and Civilians that are ready to tackle tomor rows challenges by being personally prepared, con fident and proficient. We will sustain our forces warfighting capa bility and ability to oper ate forward through effec tive maintenance and timely modernization, said Greenert. Ready Sailors and Civilians remain the source of the Navys warfighting capa bility. To view the CNOs Navigation Plan, visit www.navy.mil/ cno/130813_CNO_ Navigation_Plan.pdf Gettysburg Helo Hits 1000th Landing USS Gettysburg Public AffairsUSS Gettysburg (CG 64) accomplished its 1,000th helicopter landing of 2013 on Aug. 16, while con ducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibil ity. Embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 74 detachment 2, played a major part in help ing Gettysburg reach the milestone. Lt. Michael Mueller, who coordinates the safe landing of helicopters on board Gettysburg, works closely with HSM 74. Every time we conduct operations with helicop ters there is a feeling of accomplishment, know -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.Boatswains Mate 1st Class Ryan Beaton gives the pilot of an MH-60R, assigned to the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, the signal to begin spinning the rotors on the flight deck of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and will be supporting maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. New OIC For CSCSFrom StaffChief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin A. King relieved Lt. Cmdr. Brian M. Silverstein as Officer in Charge, Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment Mayport during a change of charge and retirement cer emony at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Aug. 16. Guest speaker for the event was Capt. Don Schmieley, commanding officer, Center for Surface Combat Systems. King entered the Navy Dec. 10, 1986, and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill. Follow on training included Basic Electrical and Electronics School, Fire Controlman A and C School. King reported to USS Texas (CGN 39) January of 1989 where he served for four years. September of 1993, King reported to Navy Rectuiting District (NRD) Indianapolis. King reported to USS Chosin (CG 65) in 1997, where he served for three years. During his tour he was promoted to Chief. King reported to Afloat Training Group Mayport in 2000. By GSM3 Hillary HicksChief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin A. King reads his orders to relieve Lt. Cmdr. Brian M. Silverstein as Officer in Charge, Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment Mayport during a change of charge ceremony at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Aug. 16. See CSCS, Page 12 See Gettysburg, Page 9 Fueling Up For Phase II -Photo by Paige GnannChief Select Culinary Specialist Linda Colter and Chief Select Aviation Electronics Technician Jason Parshley direct traffic into the base Gas Station for a Gas and Glass fundraiser sponsored by the CPO 365 Phase II Sailors. The chief selects washed windows and pumped gas for donations on Aug. 16. The funds raised help pay for supplies and incidentals used during Phase II training.

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 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 270-5212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror If your son or daughter has either not taken the ACT or SAT or does not yet have the score need ed for college admis sion, deadlines for fall registration are loom ing. In fact the dead line for the September 21st ACT is August 23rd The fall test date for the SAT is October 5th with a registration deadline of September 6th. How do you decide which of the two tests your child should regis ter for? Many college admissions officers rec ommend taking both of the tests initially to deter mine which one fits your child better. However, now that Florida colleges are requiring the writing section of the tests as well, that can be a pricey deci sion. With the Writing Option, the ACT is $49.50 and the SAT is $49.00. Think of the two tests in this manner: SAT the math is more theoretical in nature. If your child is a natural math whiz, he will prob ably love the math sec tion. The reading sec tions difficulty lies in the construction of the test. Each passage becomes more difficult while the questions for each pas sage vary in difficulty. So the last passage, which your child may never get to, has easy, medium, and also hard questions. But the difficult part of SAT reading is that all of the questions come at the end of the passage. If your child reads slowly or has some comprehen sion problems, this will really slow him down pag ing back to the passage to find the answer. And dont forget: even the last passage has easy ques tions he should be able to answer if he gets to it. ACT all of the sec tions look exactly like what your child does in school each day. It isnt any easier that the SAT, it just looks more familiar. I always describe this as the aaah factor. Your child looks at the section, thinks this looks just like what I did in math yes terday, relaxes, and then goes on the finish the section. The reading sec tion again not any easier than this section on the SAT features the pas sages with the questions to the right of the passage (Except for main idea questions which will be the last ones.) The ques tions appear right next to where the answer will be in the passage. If your child knows this, it saves him so much time looking for the answer. It is liter ally right there. Now that you have a better idea of how the tests are structured, you can decide which one your child will take. But when? Juniors should take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year. Make sure he listens for school announcements. Most school districts will administer the test this year on Wednesday, October 16th. By taking the PSAT in the fall, he should have a good idea of his strengths and weak ness on the SAT that is what the PSAT does. It prepares students to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Students can go to sat. collegeboard.com/prac tice for free and unlim ited access to more than a dozen official practice tools. Because the PSAT contains retired SAT ques tions, this site also pre pares them for the SAT. ACT.org website also has free and unlimited access to practice tests, including the new optional writing test with real-time scor ing. To sign up for the ACT, go to www.act.org and for the SAT go to www.col legeboard.com. By sign ing up online, you can get online results much quicker, and you can make changes to the list of colleges you want to receive your score reports. For additional test prep, check out www. March2Success.com and www.majortests.com. Both are free for military dependents. They also provide additional test prep for tests other than the SAT and ACT. If you are a parent going back to school, definitely check out these two web sites! If your child will be tak ing either test this school year, go ahead and sign up! This will make sure that he gets to test at his local high school. If he waits, he may have to take the test at another high school or even a local college. The last thing you want on test day is your child trying to figure out where to park and where to find the testing site. Dont create even more test anxiety by having to choose an unfamiliar site for testing. 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) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One.Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingSign Up Now for College Admissions TestingIn the darkness of Room 318, my husbands gravely snore could be heard over the rattle of the air conditioner. Normally unable to sleep with any kind of racket, I was out like the proverbial light, my mouth agape from the utter exhaustion that comes with moving. Middle-age didnt help either. Our son, draped over the makeshift bed we cre ated for him out of hotel chair cushions and extra blankets, tinkered on his laptop, chatting with Facebook friends about the new school he will enter in the fall. In an identical room one floor above, silently laid my mother who had come to help us move in to our assigned base house nestled tightly between our two daugh ters. Grammy? our young est whispered in the dark ness. Hu, wha? my mother came to, her tired eyes at half-mast. I dont wanna move here. Oh, Sweetie, my mother tried to regain lucidity, I know youre going to miss your sunny house in Florida, but youll love all the seasons in Rhode Island. Now, try to get some slee . . Well, Im OK with that. Its just that . . I totally under stand, Lilly -snow gets me down sometimes too, especially during February and March. And when it snows on Easter I have half a mind to catch the next Greyhound bus to the Bahamas. And another thing . No, Grammy, I . . But think of all the sled riding youre going to Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesShes A Rich Girl In Family And Life ExperiencesFor everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heav en: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the busi ness that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-1O, English Standard Version) A couple of months ago I wrote a Chaplains Corner article entitled Change is a Part of Life. The changes I described have taken place: the requirement for Department of Defense Decals to enter Navy installations has gone away, Capt. Wes McCall is the new Commanding Officer, and the mov ing trucks have brought in new neighbors. As I stated in the last article, Change is everywhere. Change is part of life, and in particular part of Navy life. Life is full of events that have beginnings and ends. With change, comes our understanding of seasons. Typically we often think of seasons in terms of summer, fall, winter, and spring. We also use terms like back to school season, football sea son, tax season, and a whole host of other sea sons that mark the inter ests and calendar of our lives. Most seasons, like the ones I mentioned, are cyclical. We experi ence them over and over again over the course of our life time. However, other seasons, like the stages of our lives, are not. You dont have the opportunity to be 18, 25, or 40 again. The older you get, there are fewer and fewer opportunities for do overs. That is why we ought to make the most of those seasons in our lives by focusing on what is truly important. Too often, I talk to people who live with regret. As they reflect on their lives they realize they may have missed the mark. Either through indiffer ence or misplaced pri orities they realize they should have invested more time with their fam ilies and on things that really matter when you are older. This under scores the importance of why we should turn to God and have Him be a part of all the seasons our lives. When we sur render our lives to God, our time, our seasons, our purpose, our dreams are all redeemed. We are not perfect, but God has the ability to heal and restore those imperfections and walk with us through the trials and struggles of life. The author of the bible verse quoted above con tinues in verse 11 of the same passage, He has made everything beauti ful in its time. As we enter the Fall Season, this may be a good time for you and your families to rekindle your walk with God and strengthen your faith. I invite you to take a look the various ministries offered at Naval Station Mayport Chapel. We offer a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), womens Bible study, youth group, and several other pro grams. We are also look ing to start a Torah Study for Jewish personnel. If there is something from your faith tradition that the Command Religious Program does not offer, our staff can assist you with facilitating your request and connecting you with houses of wor ship out in town and faith based resources in the community. The following Religious Education programs are what we will be offering at Naval Station Mayport starting in September: Protestant Sunday Chap Jay Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSDiscover What Base Chapel Has To Offer YouRegister For Religious Education Programs From Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel is registering for its 2013/2014 Religious Education programs. Both the Protestant Sunday School and Catholic Religious Education will have their first classes on Sunday, Sept. 8. Protestant Sunday School has classes for elementary age through adult. Classes are held each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Protestant worship fol lows at 10:30 a.m. with Childrens Church the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4 years old during Sunday School and Chapel Services. Catholic Religious Education has classes for K through Confirmation. There is also a RCIA class for inquirers as well as an adult bible study group. All classes are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4 years old during Mass, CCD, RCIA, & the Adult Bible study. You may register for either program by con tacting the Director of Religious Education, Alline Zwarycz, either before or after Sunday worship services or by contacting the Chapel during regular working hours Monday thru Friday at 270-5212.See Rich Girl, Page 3 See Chaplain, Page 3

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do! my mother offered, attempting to recover from her self-absorbed rant. Im not talking about that, I . . Oh, I get it now, youre worried about your new school being too hard. Well, no, Im kind of afraid of . . The dress code? Not . . Bullies? No . . Boys? GRAMMY! Listen to me! Lilly blurted in a hybrid whisper-scream so as to not wake her older sister. Im sorry, Sweetie, what are you afraid of? Grammys all ears. In the silence, Lilly tried to pinpoint her feelings about going to private school for the first time, living in a New England resort community, and going from flip-flops and hush puppies to Topsiders and lobster. Im scared, because all the people here are rich, she finally admitted, and were not. Surprised by Lillys admission and exagger ated perception of reality, my mother scanned the recesses of her half-con scious mind for an appro priate response. Dont be so materialis tic, Lilly, her older sister, Anna, suddenly blurted from the opposite side of the bed. Grammy chuckled at the irony that Anna, who had been obsessed with making money for shopping since she went door to door selling her old baby dolls in the first grade, would admonish her sister for concerning herself with money. Its not funny, Grammy, Lilly pouted, feeling embarrassed and ganged-up on. Oh, Lilly, Grammy pulled her closer, stroked the soft butterscotch hair away from her face, and allowed the words to flow without aforethought. Youre right. Your Dad doesnt make tons of money he chose to serve his country even if it meant taking a lower sal ary than he could make outside of the military. And your mom put aside her career as an attorney to follow him and raise you kids. No, your fam ily doesnt have a lot of money like some of the folks in this town. But you know what? she waited for replies from the pillows flanking her own head. What? the sisters said in hushed unison. Rich people might have big bank accounts and vacation homes in the Caymans, but those possessions arent really worth much in the whole grand scheme of things. What matters more is the value of your life experi ences. Living all over the world, courage, patrio tism, sacrifice, honor, camaraderie, respect, ser vice thats the stuff that money cant buy. Before Mr. Sandman lulled them all back to Lala Land, Grammy kissed her granddaughters on the head and eked out one nal edict: Lilly, youre a military kid hold your head up high, because youre the rich est girl in town. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www.themeatandpotatoesoflife.comFrom Page 2Rich GirlSchool has classes for Elementary age through adult. Classes are held each Sunday at 9:15 am. Protestant wor ship follows at 10:30 am with Childrens Church the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4yrs old dur ing Sunday School and Chapel Services. Catholic Religious Education has classes for K through Confirmation. There is also a RCIA class for inquirers as well as an adult bible study group. All classes are held each Sunday at 10:30 am. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4yrs old during Mass, CCD, RCIA, & the Adult Bible study. Register now for the 2013 2014 Religious Education programs. Both the Protestant Sunday School and Catholic Religious Education will have their first classes on Sunday, September 08, 2013. You may regis ter for either program by contacting the Director of Religious Education, Alline Zwarycz, either before or after Sunday worship services or by contacting the Chapel during regular working hours Monday thru Friday at 270-5212. Finally, just as we wel come Capt. and Mrs. McCall to our Naval Station Mayport fam ily, we also welcome Lt. Cmdr. (Sel) Karen Rector to the Chapel Staff. A recipient of the Military Chaplains Associations Distinguished Service Award, she comes to us from the CNSL Ministry Center -Mayport and her recent deployment with USS Hu City. A prior enlisted Sailor and Baptist minister, Chaplain Rector is a welcome addition to our Command Religious Program. Welcome aboard.From Page 2Chaplain NAVFAC Commander Visits Mayport -Photo by Earl BittnerNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Commander and Chief of Civil Engineer Corps Rear Admiral Katherine Gregory (far left) meets the junior officers of NAVFAC Southeast during her visit to Naval Station Mayport Aug. 6. NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus (far right) intro duced her to the military and civilian workforce as they toured Naval Station Mayport as one of her stops while visiting locations in Mayport, Jacksonville and Kings Bay this week. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 Phil Sea Completes VBSS Training USS George H.W. Bush Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) completed the visit, board, search and sei zure (VBSS) portion of its maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training requirement, Aug. 13. The Philippine Sea worked in conjunction with the training support boat Mobile Sea Range (MSR) Hunter on two sep arate occasions simulat ing a VBSS operation with a merchant vessel. We were a little rusty on the first one, said Lt. j.g. Kenna M. Vanourney, Philippine Seas gunnery ordnance officer. For a lot of our team this was the first actual water boarding event they had done on a moving vessel. This was the Philippine Sea VBSS teams first MIO event in over two years, said Vanourney. A lot of our team has rotated out since deploy ment and for a lot of the others this is the first water borne evolution ever, said Vanourney. We had to get re-orient ed on what gear was most critical and best to use in certain situations, what each persons role is and how to best utilize our personnel and their indi vidual skills. The VBSS team success fully assessed the evolu tion and reapplied their new found experience in less than 24 hours. We took the lessons learned on the first day and immediately applied them to the next, said Vanourney. We re-did our kits, re-worked our communication and shared the load better. You dont get to do VBSS operations too often so both evolutions were a great training experience The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires its phalanx close-in weap ons system (CWIS) during a live-fire exercise. Chief Quartermaster Daniel J. Bobier, from Parkerburg, W. Va., uses a sextant to demonstrate traditional navigation techniques aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors deploy a "killer tomato" target during a live-fire exercise aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) ride a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) dur ing a training exercise. -Photos by MC2 Brian Read CastilloSailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) ride a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a training exercise. Philippine Sea is participating in the George H.W. Bush Group Sail to improve strike group interoperability and prepare for an upcoming deployment. Seaman Jon D. Spears takes a reading aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). See Philippine Sea, Page 5

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 5 for us. VBSS operations are used for maritime board ing actions and tactics making VBSS an integral part of MIO. VBSS opera tions are designed to cap ture enemy vessels, carry out counterterrorism missions, combat piracy and smuggling, and con duct customs and safety inspections. VBSS gives us the abil ity to perform many dif ferent missions making the Philippine Sea and her crew a more func tional and effective part of the team as well as a key component of MIO, said Lt. j.g. Robert R. Allen, Philippine Seas Navy liaison officer. MIO are naval opera tions that seek to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies before causing detriment to allied forces. The Philippine Sea is participating in the George H.W. Bush Group Sail to improve strike group interoper ability and prepare for an upcoming deployment.Capt. Stephen Shinego, left, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) speaks with Rear Adm. John Aquilino, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2. The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires it weapons during a livefire exercise with the guided-missile destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Khiry L. Allen, from New York, and Seaman Damaris M. Urena, from New York, attach supplies to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSC 9 during a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea. Sailors uncover a pallet during a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 delivers supplies to USS Philippine Sea during a vertical replenish ment with the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo and ammunition Ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). Seaman Recruit Omar Olivier, from New York, stands watch on the bridge wing aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Boatswain's Mate Seaman Marvelous D. Brown, from Cleveland, clears the landing area after removing chalks and chains off an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 aboard USS Philippine Sea. From Page 4Philippine Sea

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FFSC Classes Give Tools To Help SailorsFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 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 Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Raising Financially Fit Kids, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 29, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 29, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Saturday, Aug. 24 Duval County Extension Office will hold the workshop, Start Your Own Vegetables from Seed and Introduction to Seed Saving from 9 a.m.1:30 p.m. Learn principals in germinating & saving seeds; as well as taking home your own planted tray. Class is at the Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Cost is $15. Space is lim ited, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 2557450. Please bring a bag lunch. Checks should be made payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. A Canning Workshop making Salsa come learn to make and take home some of the prod uct made at Duval County Canning Center, both classes are from 9 a.m.noon only. Cost is $20 with limited space; with pre-registration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Saturday, Aug. 31 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for an intriguing presentation and gain insight into the spiders world. 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. Sept. 6 and 7 Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach will be hosting our annual Fall Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church at 400 Penman Road. For infor mation, please contact the church office at 2495370. Saturday, Sept. 7 Join a Park Ranger at 2 p.m.for a leisurely paced hike to discover the islands natural commu nities. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. The program is free. Tuesday, Sept. 10 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a Fall Gardening Workshop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road. The cost is $5 to attend. Topics include Garden Recyclables, Tips for Fall Edibles, and Gardening in Raised Beds. To pre-reg ister, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj.net with your name and phone number.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013

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SBR Visits DurresFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrived in Durres, Albania for a port visit, Aug. 16. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to build global mari time partnerships with European nations to enhance regional stability. While in Durres, Sailors will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and conduct a community service proj ect at a local orphanage. We are looking forward to our visit to this beau tiful city and enhanc ing relations with our Albanian partners, said Cmdr. Erica L. Hoffmann, commanding officer of Samuel B. Roberts. aThis port visit represents a welcome rest for our crew and a chance to see first hand, the unique diversity of the European theater. Additional activities include a ship tour for senior leadership of the Albanian defense forces and meetings with local officials. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is currently on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime secu rity operations and the ater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. -Photo by CTT1 Luke SekulaSailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) guide an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during a vertical replenishment. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility. SBR Welcomes Albanian DignitariesFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) hosted the Albanian defense forces most senior members during the ships port visit to Durres, Albania Aug. 16. Samuel B. Roberts Sailors welcomed Albanias Chief of the General Staff, Albanian Armed Forces, the Chief of Naval Operations, the military advi sor to Albanias president, and other officers and onncommis sioned officers. While on board the frigate, the Albanian senior leaders toured the ships flight deck, bridge, and combat information center. We were excited to have the opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Albanian anvies, said Cmdr. Erica Hoffmann, com manding officer of Samuel B. Roberts. It is also another way we can show the continuing U.S. commitment to regional stability and maritime security here in the European theater. Samuel B. Roberts Sailors appreciated the Albanian senior leaders taking the time to see the ship and learn about its capabilities. It was interesting to see how two nations, being on two dif ferent sides of the world, were able to share differing military experiences and hopefully build a closer relationship, said Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Lampley. Samuel B. Roberts, home ported in Mayport, Fla., is cur rently on a scheduled deploy ment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa Area of Resposibility. ing that we are contribut ing to the bigger mission, said Lt. Michael Mueller, one of the ships helicop ter control officers. The flight crew works with professionalism, intensity and concentration. Crew members who work on the flight deck are trained in conduct ing helicopter operations with many types of heli copters in varying seas. Responsibilities include guiding helicopters to land, securing them to the flight deck and refueling them. It is exciting to be a part of the ship and to support a variety of mis sions, says Aviation Electricians Mate 1st Class William Winistorfer. We are able to set the example and improve lives by assisting with medical emergencies as we contribute to the big ger mission. People are always excited to see what the ship and crew con tribute to make helicopter operations successful. Helicopters embarked on Gettysburg are capa ble of supporting medical evacuations, search and rescue operations, verti cal replenishments, per sonnel transfers, and air, surface, and submarine warfare operations.From Page 1Gettysburg THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 9

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CTF-508 Commodore Visits De Wert Crew USS De Wert Public AffairsThe crew of USS De Wert (FFG 45) was able to show off the ships capa bilities during a recent visit by Commodore Henning Amundsen, Commander of NATO Combined Task Force (CTF-508). USS De Wert recently joined CTF-508, near the Horn of Africa, to conduct counter-piracy opera tions. The Commodore embarked the ship with members of his staff to discuss the role USS De Wert would play in the region and to tour the U.S. warship. After a round of briefs and discussion with Cmdr. Joseph Thomas, commanding offi cer of USS De Wert, Commodore Amundsen addressed the crew. In his speech, the Commodore talked about the importance of the mission and Europes reliance on goods trans ported through the Gulf of Aden. He also expressed how important it was to be vigilant, stating that even one successful pirate attack would be seen as a failure of CTF-508 to pro tect shipping lanes and merchant traffic. He told the crew how proud he was to be part of Operation Ocean Shield. Amundsen added that this was the first time that Norway had been in charge of the operation. After the Commodore spoke to the crew, he was led on a tour of USS De Wert. Top to bottom and from bow to stern, Commodore Amundsen was able to see the work ings of De Wert and meet the men and women who would be executing his plans for the region. After his ship tour, he took time to visit with members of the HSM-46 Detachment Three. Lt. Cmdr. David Brennan, officer-in-charge of Detachment Three, gave the Commodore a first hand look the capabilities of their MH-60R helicop ter. It was an honor for our crew to fly with the Commodore of CTF 508, Brennan said. We are eager to provide a capa ble asset to deter and dis rupt piracy efforts in this region. After his tour, the Commodore shared lunch with the wardroom prior to returning to his Flag Ship, the Norwegian Frigate, FRIDTJOF Nansen (F310)Lt. Cmdr. David Brennan, officer-in-charge of HSM-46 Detachment Three Hooligans, explains configuration options for the MH-60R helicopter to Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNMG1. -Photos by CTT1(SW/AW) James RiordanCmdr. Joseph Thomas, commanding officer of USS De Wert (FFG 45), listens as his Combat Systems Officer, Lt. Michael Tyree, describes some of the ships capabilities to Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNMG1. Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNGM1 addresses the crew of USS De Wert (FFG 45) in the Gulf of Aden, while De Werts Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Joseph Thomas, looks on. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 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. 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. Music, food and wet and wild fun! FREE. Aug. 30: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Aug. 31: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center.Mayport Teen Joins Navy Youth CouncilMWROne of Mayports own teens, 15-year-old Devon Roddel, daughter of Chief Cryptologic Technician Collection James Roddel of USS Philippine Sea, was invited to attend the Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Navy Teen Council Aug. 5-10 in Washington D.C. This Navy Teen Council is a military-wide initia tive bringing together teen representatives from installations across the globe. The purpose for the council was to work on a concept for a Virtual Youth Program Website. In action, this website would allow members of any Youth Program across the world to registers for the program, sign up and pay for events and trips, permanent change of sta tion (PCS) assistance for program members, as well as community part nerships with off-base organizations and busi nesses within 30 miles of the members installation. Teens were chosen via an essay contest in which they explained why they would be good represen tatives. Some of the essay issues they touched on included how being a part of the council benefits each member, the council and the program. Devon wrote about how she has been with the Mayport Youth Program for the past few years, through good times and bad, and has seen it grow. She said knew she always had a place to go. While attend ing the council, Devon gained some valuable insight about the program at Mayport. I dont know if it was just being around people from other installations or being at the council itself, but I realized how fortunate Mayports Youth Program is, Devon said. We have our own facili ties just for the Youth and Teen programs which many installation do not. We also have a lot of options when it comes to things to do both on and off base. One thing I learned is that there is always room for improve ment and to get better, whether it be attendance or anything about the program. -Photos by Robert StanleyCustomers show off their kitten face paint during the Navy Exchange Mayports Hello Kitty event on Aug. 17.Hello Kitty Visits NEXFrom NEX MayportMore than 200 kids and their parents showed up at the Navy Exchange Mayport to say Hello Kitty on Aug. 17. NEX Mayport hosted its first Hello Kitty Event featur ing door prizes, refreshments and pictures with the famous Kitten. The kids were treat ed to activities such as face painting, coloring contest and a game of corn hole. Many of the participants also came dressed in their favorite Hello Kitty outfit and was thrilled when Hello Kitty made her grand appearance at the Navy Exchange. Hello Kitty takes a picture with a NS Mayport family during a special event at the Navy Exchange Mayport. Devon Roddel attended the CYP Navy Teen Council in Washington, D.C., repre senting NS Mayport. July of 2003, King reported to COMCARGRU SIX (JFKSG) as the Assistant Submarine/ TLAM lead for the Operations Department (N3). During this tour he was selected for promoted to Chief Warrant Officer. He was commissioned as a Warrant Officer on October 1, 2004. Upon completing CWO Indoctrination in Pensacola, Fla., then CWO2 King served on board the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as the Systems Test Officer (STO) from December 2004 to June 2008. King reported to NAVPERSCOM Millington, Tenn., in July 2008 as the Subspecialty Management Branch Head (PES-45E) and then as an Officer Allocation and Statistics Analyst (PERS-452). CWO4 King reported to COMUSNAVCENT Manama, Bahrain in the Future Operations (FOPS) department as the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Readiness Officer. Silverstein began his naval career as a Seaman in August 1990 at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Fla. His first duty station was aboard the USS Flatley (FFG 21). After the decom missioning of Flatley, Silverstein reported to Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Mayport in Mayport, Fla. He was commissioned as an Ensign on May 1, 2000 with the 618X designator for Electronics Material Officers. Silverstein served on board USS Dubuque (LPD 8). In September 2003, Silverstein reported to AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) at Dahlgren, Va. as the Director of Technical Training. Silverstein reported to USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from October 2006 through March 2010. Silverstein reported to the FFG Class Squadron at Mayport, Fla. in March 2010. In October of 2010 the Class Squadron was disestablished and Silverstein was select ed to Combat Systems Readiness Officer for the newly established CNSL CRUDES MYPT at Naval Station Mayport. 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Youth Bowling League Holds Open HouseFrom MWRMayport Bowling Center is gearing up for the fall bowling season. The youth league program, directed by Jacksonvilles Youth bowl ing coach of the year, Bess Lachowicz, will hold a Youth Open House on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. The open house will include free bowling and hot dogs for the entire family. The youth league program provides instruc tion and competition for children ages 3 to 19. For the adults, bowling programs are also offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm. For those folks who enjoy bowling but do not like the weekly commitment, the Saturday night league is a great alternative. This league meets on Saturday nights at 6pm and meets every other week for 18 weeks. All of these bowling programs are looking for first time bowlers, begin ners, or those folks who think they are not good enough bowlers to com pete. If you enjoy the game of bowling, the Mayport Bowling Center manager extends an invi tation for you to join one of the bowling programs this year. 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 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 ITT 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. 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 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 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/ Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 13

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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com CNO Releases Navigation Plan Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsThis week, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert released his Navigation Plan for the Navy for 2014 to 2018 to the fleet. Drawing from the Sailing Directions and the three tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready, the Navigation Plan defines the course and speed the Navy will fol low to organize, train and equip over the next sev eral years. Greenert also addresses budgetary concerns about Continuing Resolutions, Sequestration and prepa rations for the FY2014 budget in the document. Our first consideration is the ability to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomor row, said Greenert. Regardless of reductions, we will continue to oper ate forward with ready forces, where it matters, when it matters. Greenert stated that despite future reduction to Navys budget that may impact the ability to maintain the overall size of the fleet, the Navy will ensure that the deploy able force is proficient and ready. This will include field ing and improving kill chains, utilizing the elec tromagnetic spectrum and maintaining the Navys undersea domi nance. The document also addresses the rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region, a strategy that will compel the Navy to add ships to the Forward Deployed Naval Force, and increase the num ber of ships which are Forward Stationed or Forward Operating. The Navy and Marine Corps are our nations away team, said Greenert. History dem onstrates the Navy is at its best when we are forward and ready to respond. Lastly, the Navigation Plan stresses the impor tance of having Sailors and Civilians that are ready to tackle tomor rows challenges by being personally prepared, confident and proficient. We will sustain our forces warfighting capa bility and ability to oper ate forward through effective maintenance and timely modernization, said Greenert. Ready Sailors and Civilians remain the source of the Navys warfighting capa bility. To view the CNOs Navigation Plan, visit www.navy.mil/ cno/130813_CNO_ Navigation_Plan.pdf Gettysburg Helo Hits 1000th Landing USS Gettysburg Public AffairsUSS Gettysburg (CG 64) accomplished its 1,000th helicopter landing of 2013 on Aug. 16, while con ducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibil ity. Embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 74 detachment 2, played a major part in help ing Gettysburg reach the milestone. Lt. Michael Mueller, who coordinates the safe landing of helicopters on board Gettysburg, works closely with HSM 74. Every time we conduct operations with helicop ters there is a feeling of accomplishment, know -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.Boatswains Mate 1st Class Ryan Beaton gives the pilot of an MH-60R, assigned to the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, the signal to begin spinning the rotors on the flight deck of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and will be supporting maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. New OIC For CSCSFrom StaffChief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin A. King relieved Lt. Cmdr. Brian M. Silverstein as Officer in Charge, Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment Mayport during a change of charge and retirement cer emony at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Aug. 16. Guest speaker for the event was Capt. Don Schmieley, commanding officer, Center for Surface Combat Systems. King entered the Navy Dec. 10, 1986, and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill. Follow on training included Basic Electrical and Electronics School, Fire Controlman A and C School. King reported to USS Texas (CGN 39) January of 1989 where he served for four years. September of 1993, King reported to Navy Rectuiting District (NRD) Indianapolis. King reported to USS Chosin (CG 65) in 1997, where he served for three years. During his tour he was promoted to Chief. King reported to Afloat Training Group Mayport in 2000. By GSM3 Hillary HicksChief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin A. King reads his orders to relieve Lt. Cmdr. Brian M. Silverstein as Officer in Charge, Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment Mayport during a change of charge ceremony at Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Aug. 16. See CSCS, Page 12 See Gettysburg, Page 9 Fueling Up For Phase II -Photo by Paige GnannChief Select Culinary Specialist Linda Colter and Chief Select Aviation Electronics Technician Jason Parshley direct traffic into the base Gas Station for a Gas and Glass fundraiser sponsored by the CPO 365 Phase II Sailors. The chief selects washed windows and pumped gas for donations on Aug. 16. The funds raised help pay for supplies and incidentals used during Phase II training.

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 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 270-5212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror If your son or daughter has either not taken the ACT or SAT or does not yet have the score need ed for college admis sion, deadlines for fall registration are loom ing. In fact the dead line for the September 21st ACT is August 23rd The fall test date for the SAT is October 5th with a registration deadline of September 6th. How do you decide which of the two tests your child should regis ter for? Many college admissions officers rec ommend taking both of the tests initially to determine which one fits your child better. However, now that Florida colleges are requiring the writing section of the tests as well, that can be a pricey deci sion. With the Writing Option, the ACT is $49.50 and the SAT is $49.00. Think of the two tests in this manner: SAT the math is more theoretical in nature. If your child is a natural math whiz, he will prob ably love the math sec tion. The reading sec tions difficulty lies in the construction of the test. Each passage becomes more difficult while the questions for each pas sage vary in difficulty. So the last passage, which your child may never get to, has easy, medium, and also hard questions. But the difficult part of SAT reading is that all of the questions come at the end of the passage. If your child reads slowly or has some comprehen sion problems, this will really slow him down paging back to the passage to find the answer. And dont forget: even the last passage has easy ques tions he should be able to answer if he gets to it. ACT all of the sec tions look exactly like what your child does in school each day. It isnt any easier that the SAT, it just looks more familiar. I always describe this as the aaah factor. Your child looks at the section, thinks this looks just like what I did in math yes terday, relaxes, and then goes on the finish the section. The reading section again not any easier than this section on the SAT features the pas sages with the questions to the right of the passage (Except for main idea questions which will be the last ones.) The ques tions appear right next to where the answer will be in the passage. If your child knows this, it saves him so much time looking for the answer. It is liter ally right there. Now that you have a better idea of how the tests are structured, you can decide which one your child will take. But when? Juniors should take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year. Make sure he listens for school announcements. Most school districts will administer the test this year on Wednesday, October 16th. By taking the PSAT in the fall, he should have a good idea of his strengths and weakness on the SAT that is what the PSAT does. It prepares students to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Students can go to sat. collegeboard.com/prac tice for free and unlim ited access to more than a dozen official practice tools. Because the PSAT contains retired SAT questions, this site also pre pares them for the SAT. ACT.org website also has free and unlimited access to practice tests, including the new optional writing test with real-time scor ing. To sign up for the ACT, go to www.act.org and for the SAT go to www.col legeboard.com. By sign ing up online, you can get online results much quicker, and you can make changes to the list of colleges you want to receive your score reports. For additional test prep, check out www. March2Success.com and www.majortests.com. Both are free for military dependents. They also provide additional test prep for tests other than the SAT and ACT. If you are a parent going back to school, definitely check out these two web sites! If your child will be taking either test this school year, go ahead and sign up! This will make sure that he gets to test at his local high school. If he waits, he may have to take the test at another high school or even a local college. The last thing you want on test day is your child trying to figure out where to park and where to find the testing site. Dont create even more test anxiety by having to choose an unfamiliar site for testing. 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) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingSign Up Now for College Admissions TestingIn the darkness of Room 318, my husbands gravely snore could be heard over the rattle of the air conditioner. Normally unable to sleep with any kind of racket, I was out like the proverbial light, my mouth agape from the utter exhaustion that comes with moving. Middle-age didnt help either. Our son, draped over the makeshift bed we created for him out of hotel chair cushions and extra blankets, tinkered on his laptop, chatting with Facebook friends about the new school he will enter in the fall. In an identical room one floor above, silently laid my mother who had come to help us move in to our assigned base house nestled tightly between our two daugh ters. Grammy? our young est whispered in the darkness. Hu, wha? my mother came to, her tired eyes at half-mast. I dont wanna move here. Oh, Sweetie, my mother tried to regain lucidity, I know youre going to miss your sunny house in Florida, but youll love all the seasons in Rhode Island. Now, try to get some slee . . Well, Im OK with that. Its just that . . I totally under stand, Lilly -snow gets me down sometimes too, especially during February and March. And when it snows on Easter I have half a mind to catch the next Greyhound bus to the Bahamas. And another thing . No, Grammy, I . . But think of all the sled riding youre going to Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist The Meat&PotatoesShes A Rich Girl In Family And Life ExperiencesFor everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heav en: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-1O, English Standard Version) A couple of months ago I wrote a Chaplains Corner article entitled Change is a Part of Life. The changes I described have taken place: the requirement for Department of Defense Decals to enter Navy installations has gone away, Capt. Wes McCall is the new Commanding Officer, and the mov ing trucks have brought in new neighbors. As I stated in the last article, Change is everywhere. Change is part of life, and in particular part of Navy life. Life is full of events that have beginnings and ends. With change, comes our understanding of seasons. Typically we often think of seasons in terms of summer, fall, winter, and spring. We also use terms like back to school season, football sea son, tax season, and a whole host of other sea sons that mark the inter ests and calendar of our lives. Most seasons, like the ones I mentioned, are cyclical. We experi ence them over and over again over the course of our life time. However, other seasons, like the stages of our lives, are not. You dont have the opportunity to be 18, 25, or 40 again. The older you get, there are fewer and fewer opportunities for do overs. That is why we ought to make the most of those seasons in our lives by focusing on what is truly important. Too often, I talk to people who live with regret. As they reflect on their lives they realize they may have missed the mark. Either through indiffer ence or misplaced pri orities they realize they should have invested more time with their families and on things that really matter when you are older. This under scores the importance of why we should turn to God and have Him be a part of all the seasons our lives. When we sur render our lives to God, our time, our seasons, our purpose, our dreams are all redeemed. We are not perfect, but God has the ability to heal and restore those imperfections and walk with us through the trials and struggles of life. The author of the bible verse quoted above con tinues in verse 11 of the same passage, He has made everything beauti ful in its time. As we enter the Fall Season, this may be a good time for you and your families to rekindle your walk with God and strengthen your faith. I invite you to take a look the various ministries offered at Naval Station Mayport Chapel. We offer a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), womens Bible study, youth group, and several other pro grams. We are also look ing to start a Torah Study for Jewish personnel. If there is something from your faith tradition that the Command Religious Program does not offer, our staff can assist you with facilitating your request and connecting you with houses of wor ship out in town and faith based resources in the community. The following Religious Education programs are what we will be offering at Naval Station Mayport starting in September: Protestant Sunday Chap Jay Cayangyang NS Mayport Chaplain CHAPLAINSDiscover What Base Chapel Has To Offer YouRegister For Religious Education Programs From Base ChapelNaval Station Mayport Chapel is registering for its 2013/2014 Religious Education programs. Both the Protestant Sunday School and Catholic Religious Education will have their first classes on Sunday, Sept. 8. Protestant Sunday School has classes for elementary age through adult. Classes are held each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Protestant worship fol lows at 10:30 a.m. with Childrens Church the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4 years old during Sunday School and Chapel Services. Catholic Religious Education has classes for K through Confirmation. There is also a RCIA class for inquirers as well as an adult bible study group. All classes are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4 years old during Mass, CCD, RCIA, & the Adult Bible study. You may register for either program by con tacting the Director of Religious Education, Alline Zwarycz, either before or after Sunday worship services or by contacting the Chapel during regular working hours Monday thru Friday at 270-5212.See Rich Girl, Page 3 See Chaplain, Page 3

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do! my mother offered, attempting to recover from her self-absorbed rant. Im not talking about that, I . . Oh, I get it now, youre worried about your new school being too hard. Well, no, Im kind of afraid of . . The dress code? Not . . Bullies? No . . Boys? GRAMMY! Listen to me! Lilly blurted in a hybrid whisper-scream so as to not wake her older sister. Im sorry, Sweetie, what are you afraid of? Grammys all ears. In the silence, Lilly tried to pinpoint her feelings about going to private school for the first time, living in a New England resort community, and going from flip-flops and hush puppies to Topsiders and lobster. Im scared, because all the people here are rich, she finally admitted, and were not. Surprised by Lillys admission and exagger ated perception of reality, my mother scanned the recesses of her half-con scious mind for an appropriate response. Dont be so materialistic, Lilly, her older sister, Anna, suddenly blurted from the opposite side of the bed. Grammy chuckled at the irony that Anna, who had been obsessed with making money for shopping since she went door to door selling her old baby dolls in the first grade, would admonish her sister for concerning herself with money. Its not funny, Grammy, Lilly pouted, feeling embarrassed and ganged-up on. Oh, Lilly, Grammy pulled her closer, stroked the soft butterscotch hair away from her face, and allowed the words to flow without aforethought. Youre right. Your Dad doesnt make tons of money he chose to serve his country even if it meant taking a lower sal ary than he could make outside of the military. And your mom put aside her career as an attorney to follow him and raise you kids. No, your fam ily doesnt have a lot of money like some of the folks in this town. But you know what? she waited for replies from the pillows flanking her own head. What? the sisters said in hushed unison. Rich people might have big bank accounts and vacation homes in the Caymans, but those possessions arent really worth much in the whole grand scheme of things. What matters more is the value of your life experi ences. Living all over the world, courage, patrio tism, sacrifice, honor, camaraderie, respect, ser vice thats the stuff that money cant buy. Before Mr. Sandman lulled them all back to Lala Land, Grammy kissed her granddaughters on the head and eked out one nal edict: Lilly, youre a military kid hold your head up high, because youre the rich est girl in town. Get more wit from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www.themeatandpotatoesoflife.comFrom Page 2Rich GirlSchool has classes for Elementary age through adult. Classes are held each Sunday at 9:15 am. Protestant wor ship follows at 10:30 am with Childrens Church the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4yrs old during Sunday School and Chapel Services. Catholic Religious Education has classes for K through Confirmation. There is also a RCIA class for inquirers as well as an adult bible study group. All classes are held each Sunday at 10:30 am. Nursery is available for ages 6 months thru 4yrs old during Mass, CCD, RCIA, & the Adult Bible study. Register now for the 2013 2014 Religious Education programs. Both the Protestant Sunday School and Catholic Religious Education will have their first classes on Sunday, September 08, 2013. You may regis ter for either program by contacting the Director of Religious Education, Alline Zwarycz, either before or after Sunday worship services or by contacting the Chapel during regular working hours Monday thru Friday at 270-5212. Finally, just as we wel come Capt. and Mrs. McCall to our Naval Station Mayport fam ily, we also welcome Lt. Cmdr. (Sel) Karen Rector to the Chapel Staff. A recipient of the Military Chaplains Associations Distinguished Service Award, she comes to us from the CNSL Ministry Center -Mayport and her recent deployment with USS Hu City. A prior enlisted Sailor and Baptist minister, Chaplain Rector is a welcome addition to our Command Religious Program. Welcome aboard.From Page 2Chaplain NAVFAC Commander Visits Mayport -Photo by Earl BittnerNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Commander and Chief of Civil Engineer Corps Rear Admiral Katherine Gregory (far left) meets the junior officers of NAVFAC Southeast during her visit to Naval Station Mayport Aug. 6. NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus (far right) intro duced her to the military and civilian workforce as they toured Naval Station Mayport as one of her stops while visiting locations in Mayport, Jacksonville and Kings Bay this week. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 Phil Sea Completes VBSS Training USS George H.W. Bush Public AffairsGuided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) completed the visit, board, search and sei zure (VBSS) portion of its maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training requirement, Aug. 13. The Philippine Sea worked in conjunction with the training support boat Mobile Sea Range (MSR) Hunter on two separate occasions simulat ing a VBSS operation with a merchant vessel. We were a little rusty on the first one, said Lt. j.g. Kenna M. Vanourney, Philippine Seas gunnery ordnance officer. For a lot of our team this was the first actual water boarding event they had done on a moving vessel. This was the Philippine Sea VBSS teams first MIO event in over two years, said Vanourney. A lot of our team has rotated out since deploy ment and for a lot of the others this is the first water borne evolution ever, said Vanourney. We had to get re-orient ed on what gear was most critical and best to use in certain situations, what each persons role is and how to best utilize our personnel and their indi vidual skills. The VBSS team successfully assessed the evolu tion and reapplied their new found experience in less than 24 hours. We took the lessons learned on the first day and immediately applied them to the next, said Vanourney. We re-did our kits, re-worked our communication and shared the load better. You dont get to do VBSS operations too often so both evolutions were a great training experience The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires its phalanx close-in weapons system (CWIS) during a live-fire exercise. Chief Quartermaster Daniel J. Bobier, from Parkerburg, W. Va., uses a sextant to demonstrate traditional navigation techniques aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors deploy a "killer tomato" target during a live-fire exercise aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) ride a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a training exercise. -Photos by MC2 Brian Read CastilloSailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) ride a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a training exercise. Philippine Sea is participating in the George H.W. Bush Group Sail to improve strike group interoperability and prepare for an upcoming deployment. Seaman Jon D. Spears takes a reading aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). See Philippine Sea, Page 5

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 5 for us. VBSS operations are used for maritime board ing actions and tactics making VBSS an integral part of MIO. VBSS opera tions are designed to capture enemy vessels, carry out counterterrorism missions, combat piracy and smuggling, and con duct customs and safety inspections. VBSS gives us the ability to perform many dif ferent missions making the Philippine Sea and her crew a more func tional and effective part of the team as well as a key component of MIO, said Lt. j.g. Robert R. Allen, Philippine Seas Navy liaison officer. MIO are naval opera tions that seek to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies before causing detriment to allied forces. The Philippine Sea is participating in the George H.W. Bush Group Sail to improve strike group interoper ability and prepare for an upcoming deployment.Capt. Stephen Shinego, left, commanding officer of USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) speaks with Rear Adm. John Aquilino, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2. The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires it weapons during a livefire exercise with the guided-missile destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Khiry L. Allen, from New York, and Seaman Damaris M. Urena, from New York, attach supplies to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSC 9 during a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea. Sailors uncover a pallet during a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 delivers supplies to USS Philippine Sea during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo and ammunition Ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5). Seaman Recruit Omar Olivier, from New York, stands watch on the bridge wing aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Boatswain's Mate Seaman Marvelous D. Brown, from Cleveland, clears the landing area after removing chalks and chains off an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 aboard USS Philippine Sea. From Page 4Philippine Sea

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FFSC Classes Give Tools To Help SailorsFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. 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 problems 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 Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Raising Financially Fit Kids, FFSC Building 1, Room 719 Aug. 29, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Aug. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 29, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Saturday, Aug. 24 Duval County Extension Office will hold the workshop, Start Your Own Vegetables from Seed and Introduction to Seed Saving from 9 a.m.1:30 p.m. Learn principals in germinating & saving seeds; as well as taking home your own planted tray. Class is at the Duval County Extension Office 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Cost is $15. Space is lim ited, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 2557450. Please bring a bag lunch. Checks should be made payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. A Canning Workshop making Salsa come learn to make and take home some of the prod uct made at Duval County Canning Center, both classes are from 9 a.m.noon only. Cost is $20 with limited space; with pre-registration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Saturday, Aug. 31 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for an intriguing presentation and gain insight into the spiders world. 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. Sept. 6 and 7 Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach will be hosting our annual Fall Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church at 400 Penman Road. For infor mation, please contact the church office at 2495370. Saturday, Sept. 7 Join a Park Ranger at 2 p.m.for a leisurely paced hike to discover the islands natural commu nities. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. The program is free. Tuesday, Sept. 10 The Duval County Extension Offices/UF IFAS will be offering a Fall Gardening Workshop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road. The cost is $5 to attend. Topics include Garden Recyclables, Tips for Fall Edibles, and Gardening in Raised Beds. To pre-reg ister, please call Becky at 904-255-7450 or email her at beckyd@coj.net with your name and phone number.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013

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SBR Visits DurresFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrived in Durres, Albania for a port visit, Aug. 16. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to build global mari time partnerships with European nations to enhance regional stability. While in Durres, Sailors will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and conduct a community service proj ect at a local orphanage. We are looking forward to our visit to this beau tiful city and enhanc ing relations with our Albanian partners, said Cmdr. Erica L. Hoffmann, commanding officer of Samuel B. Roberts. aThis port visit represents a welcome rest for our crew and a chance to see first hand, the unique diversity of the European theater. Additional activities include a ship tour for senior leadership of the Albanian defense forces and meetings with local officials. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is currently on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and the ater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. -Photo by CTT1 Luke SekulaSailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) guide an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during a vertical replenishment. Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Mayport, is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility. SBR Welcomes Albanian DignitariesFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsGuided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) hosted the Albanian defense forces most senior members during the ships port visit to Durres, Albania Aug. 16. Samuel B. Roberts Sailors welcomed Albanias Chief of the General Staff, Albanian Armed Forces, the Chief of Naval Operations, the military advi sor to Albanias president, and other officers and onncommis sioned officers. While on board the frigate, the Albanian senior leaders toured the ships flight deck, bridge, and combat information center. We were excited to have the opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Albanian anvies, said Cmdr. Erica Hoffmann, com manding officer of Samuel B. Roberts. It is also another way we can show the continuing U.S. commitment to regional stability and maritime security here in the European theater. Samuel B. Roberts Sailors appreciated the Albanian senior leaders taking the time to see the ship and learn about its capabilities. It was interesting to see how two nations, being on two dif ferent sides of the world, were able to share differing military experiences and hopefully build a closer relationship, said Yeoman 3rd Class (SW) Jeremy Lampley. Samuel B. Roberts, home ported in Mayport, Fla., is cur rently on a scheduled deploy ment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa Area of Resposibility. ing that we are contribut ing to the bigger mission, said Lt. Michael Mueller, one of the ships helicop ter control officers. The flight crew works with professionalism, intensity and concentration. Crew members who work on the flight deck are trained in conduct ing helicopter operations with many types of heli copters in varying seas. Responsibilities include guiding helicopters to land, securing them to the flight deck and refueling them. It is exciting to be a part of the ship and to support a variety of mis sions, says Aviation Electricians Mate 1st Class William Winistorfer. We are able to set the example and improve lives by assisting with medical emergencies as we contribute to the big ger mission. People are always excited to see what the ship and crew con tribute to make helicopter operations successful. Helicopters embarked on Gettysburg are capa ble of supporting medical evacuations, search and rescue operations, verti cal replenishments, per sonnel transfers, and air, surface, and submarine warfare operations.From Page 1Gettysburg THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 9

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CTF-508 Commodore Visits De Wert Crew USS De Wert Public AffairsThe crew of USS De Wert (FFG 45) was able to show off the ships capa bilities during a recent visit by Commodore Henning Amundsen, Commander of NATO Combined Task Force (CTF-508). USS De Wert recently joined CTF-508, near the Horn of Africa, to conduct counter-piracy opera tions. The Commodore embarked the ship with members of his staff to discuss the role USS De Wert would play in the region and to tour the U.S. warship. After a round of briefs and discussion with Cmdr. Joseph Thomas, commanding offi cer of USS De Wert, Commodore Amundsen addressed the crew. In his speech, the Commodore talked about the importance of the mission and Europes reliance on goods trans ported through the Gulf of Aden. He also expressed how important it was to be vigilant, stating that even one successful pirate attack would be seen as a failure of CTF-508 to protect shipping lanes and merchant traffic. He told the crew how proud he was to be part of Operation Ocean Shield. Amundsen added that this was the first time that Norway had been in charge of the operation. After the Commodore spoke to the crew, he was led on a tour of USS De Wert. Top to bottom and from bow to stern, Commodore Amundsen was able to see the work ings of De Wert and meet the men and women who would be executing his plans for the region. After his ship tour, he took time to visit with members of the HSM-46 Detachment Three. Lt. Cmdr. David Brennan, officer-in-charge of Detachment Three, gave the Commodore a first hand look the capabilities of their MH-60R helicop ter. It was an honor for our crew to fly with the Commodore of CTF 508, Brennan said. We are eager to provide a capa ble asset to deter and disrupt piracy efforts in this region. After his tour, the Commodore shared lunch with the wardroom prior to returning to his Flag Ship, the Norwegian Frigate, FRIDTJOF Nansen (F310)Lt. Cmdr. David Brennan, officer-in-charge of HSM-46 Detachment Three Hooligans, explains configuration options for the MH-60R helicopter to Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNMG1. -Photos by CTT1(SW/AW) James RiordanCmdr. Joseph Thomas, commanding officer of USS De Wert (FFG 45), listens as his Combat Systems Officer, Lt. Michael Tyree, describes some of the ships capabilities to Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNMG1. Commodore Henning Amundsen of SNGM1 addresses the crew of USS De Wert (FFG 45) in the Gulf of Aden, while De Werts Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Joseph Thomas, looks on. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 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. 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. Music, food and wet and wild fun! FREE. Aug. 30: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Aug. 31: NBA2K13 Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center.Mayport Teen Joins Navy Youth CouncilMWROne of Mayports own teens, 15-year-old Devon Roddel, daughter of Chief Cryptologic Technician Collection James Roddel of USS Philippine Sea, was invited to attend the Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Navy Teen Council Aug. 5-10 in Washington D.C. This Navy Teen Council is a military-wide initia tive bringing together teen representatives from installations across the globe. The purpose for the council was to work on a concept for a Virtual Youth Program Website. In action, this website would allow members of any Youth Program across the world to registers for the program, sign up and pay for events and trips, permanent change of station (PCS) assistance for program members, as well as community part nerships with off-base organizations and busi nesses within 30 miles of the members installation. Teens were chosen via an essay contest in which they explained why they would be good represen tatives. Some of the essay issues they touched on included how being a part of the council benefits each member, the council and the program. Devon wrote about how she has been with the Mayport Youth Program for the past few years, through good times and bad, and has seen it grow. She said knew she always had a place to go. While attending the council, Devon gained some valuable insight about the program at Mayport. I dont know if it was just being around people from other installations or being at the council itself, but I realized how fortunate Mayports Youth Program is, Devon said. We have our own facili ties just for the Youth and Teen programs which many installation do not. We also have a lot of options when it comes to things to do both on and off base. One thing I learned is that there is always room for improvement and to get better, whether it be attendance or anything about the program. -Photos by Robert StanleyCustomers show off their kitten face paint during the Navy Exchange Mayports Hello Kitty event on Aug. 17.Hello Kitty Visits NEXFrom NEX MayportMore than 200 kids and their parents showed up at the Navy Exchange Mayport to say Hello Kitty on Aug. 17. NEX Mayport hosted its first Hello Kitty Event featur ing door prizes, refreshments and pictures with the famous Kitten. The kids were treat ed to activities such as face painting, coloring contest and a game of corn hole. Many of the participants also came dressed in their favorite Hello Kitty outfit and was thrilled when Hello Kitty made her grand appearance at the Navy Exchange. Hello Kitty takes a picture with a NS Mayport family during a special event at the Navy Exchange Mayport. Devon Roddel attended the CYP Navy Teen Council in Washington, D.C., repre senting NS Mayport. July of 2003, King reported to COMCARGRU SIX (JFKSG) as the Assistant Submarine/ TLAM lead for the Operations Department (N3). During this tour he was selected for promoted to Chief Warrant Officer. He was commissioned as a Warrant Officer on October 1, 2004. Upon completing CWO Indoctrination in Pensacola, Fla., then CWO2 King served on board the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as the Systems Test Officer (STO) from December 2004 to June 2008. King reported to NAVPERSCOM Millington, Tenn., in July 2008 as the Subspecialty Management Branch Head (PES-45E) and then as an Officer Allocation and Statistics Analyst (PERS-452). CWO4 King reported to COMUSNAVCENT Manama, Bahrain in the Future Operations (FOPS) department as the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Readiness Officer. Silverstein began his naval career as a Seaman in August 1990 at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Fla. His first duty station was aboard the USS Flatley (FFG 21). After the decom missioning of Flatley, Silverstein reported to Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Mayport in Mayport, Fla. He was commissioned as an Ensign on May 1, 2000 with the 618X designator for Electronics Material Officers. Silverstein served on board USS Dubuque (LPD 8). In September 2003, Silverstein reported to AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) at Dahlgren, Va. as the Director of Technical Training. Silverstein reported to USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from October 2006 through March 2010. Silverstein reported to the FFG Class Squadron at Mayport, Fla. in March 2010. In October of 2010 the Class Squadron was disestablished and Silverstein was select ed to Combat Systems Readiness Officer for the newly established CNSL CRUDES MYPT at Naval Station Mayport. Silverstein reported to his current billet as OIC at the Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment Mayport in December 2010 before retiring at the change of charge ceremony.From Page 1CSCS 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Youth Bowling League Holds Open HouseFrom MWRMayport Bowling Center is gearing up for the fall bowling season. The youth league program, directed by Jacksonvilles Youth bowling coach of the year, Bess Lachowicz, will hold a Youth Open House on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. The open house will include free bowling and hot dogs for the entire family. The youth league program provides instruction and competition for children ages 3 to 19. For the adults, bowling programs are also offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm. For those folks who enjoy bowling but do not like the weekly commitment, the Saturday night league is a great alternative. This league meets on Saturday nights at 6pm and meets every other week for 18 weeks. All of these bowling programs are looking for first time bowlers, begin ners, or those folks who think they are not good enough bowlers to com pete. If you enjoy the game of bowling, the Mayport Bowling Center manager extends an invi tation for you to join one of the bowling programs this year. 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 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 ITT 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. 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 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 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/ Fitness THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 22, 2013 13

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