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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Legal Advocate Dedicated To Sexual Assault VictimsThe first judge advocate assigned to the Navys Victim Legal Counsel Program (VLC Program) in Navy Region Southeast reported to Naval Station Mayport on Oct. 21 to help victims of sexual assault stationed within Navy Region Southeast. Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Korody, JAGC, USN will serve as the supervising attorney for the VLC Program in Navy Region Southeast. He and judge advocates assigned to VLC Program units at NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NAS Pensacola, NCBC Gulfport and Joint Base San Antonio will provide legal services to eligible victims of sexual assault, including assistance and advocacy in the investigative and military justice processes. The Navy is implementing the VLC Program to offer a military attorney to rep resent and assist victims of sexual assault. Because VLCs will form an attorney-client relationship with eligible victims, all com munications will be confidential. VLCs can assist eligible victims with a decision to make a restricted or unrestricted report of sexual assault; represent them in military courts; advocate on their behalf to investi gators, commanders, and prosecutors; and provide other legal advice and assistance connected to the sexual assault. The VLC Programs initial capabilities will be online by Nov. 1, with full capabilities set for January 2014. To make an appointment to speak to a VLC, contact Korody directly at 270-6289 Ext. 1213 or email@example.com or stop by his office located at Naval Station Mayport Building 1 Room 1104. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyDinah Stanley was all smiles in the pumpkin patch at the Harvest Festival aboard Naval Station Mayport. MWR Mayport hosted a Festival Celebration (formerly Fall Fest) at the Lake Wonderwood Field. The event featured games, rides, bouncy houses, arts and crafts vendors, a haunted house, and a pumpkin patch. See all the photos from the festival in next weeks The Mirror. -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) transits the Gulf of Oman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.Chapel Hosts Harvest FestAll Saints Day, Friday, Nov. 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. The Mayport Chapel will have two masses on Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the main Chapel. Naval Station Mayport Chapel will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Nov. 2 from noon-3 p.m. at the Chapel grounds. Sponsored by the Protestant Women of the Chapel, there will be food, fun, games and prizes for the family. There will also be a moonwalk, cake walk, crafts and games. All DoD cardholders and dependents are invited to attend.
2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 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 I have focused my October columns on bul lying and cyber bully ing prevention. Today I would like to wrap up the series with a summary of the information which I presented. What is Bullying? It is defined by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) as a variety of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. These negative acts can take three forms: physical, psychological, and verbal. What are Possible Warning Signs of Bullying? Possible warning signs include the following: missing belongings, or bruises, aches, stomachaches, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, or bad dreams, school, school, and/or esteem. Does Bullying Just Occur at School? No, in a survey of 2,000 randomly selected mid dle-schoolers in one of the USs largest school districts it was reported by 25 to 35 percent of respondents claimed to have been bullied in chat rooms, through email, Cyber bullying is a com tech world. Cyber bullying victims are 1.9 times more likely to have attempted suicide than those who were not cyber bullying victims. What is the Law in Florida? Florida Statute 1006.147, The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, prohib its bullying and harass ment of any student or employee of a Florida public K-12 educational institution. This law requires that each school district in Florida adopt a policy prohibiting bul lying and harassment in the schools. Duval Public Schools has addressed this issue. If your child tells you he has been bullied, the incident should be reported to the school principal or another trusted adult. This report can be done anony mously on paper at www. duvalschools.org or by phone at (904) 390-CALL. An investigation will be conducted by the school principal or his/her des ignee. Consequences will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. If necessary, individuals involved will be referred for appropriate services. In Addition to Reporting to School Authorities, What Else Can I Do as a Parent? open communication. Let them know that you trust them and that you are willing to help with whatever problem they are dealing with. will not solve the problem and could make it worse. records of chat tran scripts, photos, or emails for evidence. the perpetrators internet service provider or cell phone service provider. For More Information The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act is a memorial to Jeffrey Johnston, son of Debbie and Robert Johnston. Jeffreys story can now be found, with other bullycide stories, in the book, Bullycide in America: Moms speak out about the bullying/ suicide connection. The book can be ordered at www.bullycide.org. Stop Cyberbullying www.stopcyberbullying. org WebMD, Depression Guide, Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide [online] Nemours, KidsHealth, Helping Kids Deal with Bullies [online] Yale University, Office of Public Affairs, Bullying-Suicide Link by Researchers at Yale [online] Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. Sum Up Bullying, Cyberbullying PreventionJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer Every October we come together to celebrate the Navys Birthday. This year we celebrate the Navys 238th Birthday. Think a minute about how long 238 years is. If you dedicated just one minute to mark each year you would spend about 4 hours. Thats a long time. Thats a couple hundred years of naval traditions, the evolution and prac tice of naval warfighting, as well as the develop ment of our core values: Honor, Courage and Commitment. So let me add my wellwishes to the many others by saying, Happy 238th Birthday, US Navy! What most Sailors and others miss every year is that in a few weeks we will celebrate the Navy Chaplain Corps 238th Birthday. Many do not realize that Navy Chaplains have been around as long as the Navy. The Navy Chaplain Corps itself has some interesting history with in the larger backdrop of U.S. Navy history. Here is how Article 2 of the Rules for the Regulation of the Navy in 1775 read: The Commanders of the ships of the thirteen United Colonies, are to take care that divine service be performed twice a day on board, and a sermon preached on Sundays, unless bad weather or dents prevent. Although the chaplain is not specifically men tioned in this Navy article, the reference to a divine service and sermon implies that Congress intended that an ordained clergyman be on board to conduct such services. Interestingly enough, the first mention of a chap lain in the Journals of the Continental Congress refers to his share in the distribution of prize money. On Nov.15, 1776, pay of the chaplain at $20 a month and the first chaplain known to have served in the Continental Navy was the Reverend Benjamin Balch, a Congregational minister, whose father had served in a similar capacity in the British Royal Navy. Moreover, Benjamin Balchs son, William Balch, was the first chaplain known to have received a com mission in the US Navy after the department was established in 1798. So who are the Navy Chaplains of today that will celebrate its 238th Birthday? The Navy Chaplain Corps consists of endorsed ordained clergy for specialized military ministry, who are also commissioned naval officers. The principle purpose, as it was at its founding, is to promote the spiritual, religious, moral and personal wellbeing of the members of the Department of the Navy. The Navy Chaplain Corps also provides chaplains to the United States Marine Corps and to the United States Coast Guard. Many active duty chaplains, includ ing myself, have uni forms hanging in our closets from all three. Navy Chaplains serve as Shepherds for their Sailors and families, and share in both the difficul ties and the rewards of Navy life, including long deployments. So, too, the Navy Chaplain Corps has a long history with a bottom line still the same today as it was in the beginning: to serve and care for all. Happy Birthday, Navy Chaplain Corps!Chaplain Steven Souders CNSL Ministry Center Happy Birthday To Navy Chaplain CorpsRight about now, par ents across this country are calculating, planning and scheming. Their minds are racing with clandestine plots, subversive strategies and covert operations. Theyre not talking, because their plans are on the DL, very hush-hush, absolutely top secret. You see, its Halloween, and as much as we wont admit it, we parents are just like our sticky, chocolate-smeared, sugar-mongering little rug rats. We want candy too, and lots of it. The only problem is, unless we want to be involuntarily committed to the local mental ward, parents arent willing to dress up in Ninja and Princess costumes, carry plastic pumpkin buckets, and knock on neighbors doors begging for treats. And we certainly cant walk into stores and buy bags of candy for our selves. Aside from the embarrassment of pub for sinking our crowns into copious amounts of snack-sized candy bars, we know that, as long as we sneak the candy with out anyone knowing, we wont gain ten pounds on Halloween. In order for us to enjoy Halloween treats with out unwanted stigma and calories we must resort to fraud, trickery, embez zlement, and occasion ally, bold-faced lying; and heres how to do it: Before buying Halloween treats, ascer tain which candy your kids will NOT eat, and then go out and buy it. Generally, that candy will be something with coconut, nuts, or some other kid-offending sub stance, which, ironically, Using Parent Tricks For Good Halloween TreatsLisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist kind of candy we adults love to stuff into our gul lets. Personally, I fancy Almond Joys, so I always Sticks, Kit Kats, Laffy Taffy and other candy I give out to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween night. Interestingly, those Almond Joys parents give out on Halloween night will get traded, recycled back into other treat bowls, and eventually end up in our own kids treat bags. When our kids sort through their candy at the end of the night, we will be there to kindly accept their discards. Its a win-win for everyone! Additionally, once the sugared-up little goblins have toddled off to bed, parents may get a hankering for pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups or batshaped chocolate bars. What to do?! Just tiptoe right on over to your kids pumpkin buckets and take what you want, silly! However, be mindful that some kids take inventory of their Halloween booty, so parents must be discreet when poach ing kids treats. If there is only one Crunch Bar, leave it and take one of the seven Baby Ruths and a couple of stray Tootsie Rolls instead. Also, keep bags of bulky fruit snacks pad your kids treats in the event that your thievery noticeably depletes their supply. If the kids become sus picious that someone is eating their candy, act offended while flatly denying the accusations, and for Goodness Sakes, do not leave wrappers pressed, blame it on the dog, the accusers sibling, or Grandma. This usually works. Now, I know some of you might be thinking, But we cant steal from our own children, right? Wrong! Its not only acceptable for parents to pilfer candy from their kids treat bags on Halloween, it is arguably our God-given parental duty to reduce our childrens sugar con sumption. Yea, thats the ticket.
NAVFACSE Presents Meritorious Service Medal To Former Mayport PW OfficerNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus presented the Meritorious Service Medal (sec ond award) to Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez, NAVFAC Southeast Assistant Regional Engineer, in a brief ceremony Oct. 21. Dieguez was recognized for outstanding meritori ous service while serving as Public Works Officer for NAVFAC Southeast at Public Works Department Naval Station Mayport from October 2011 through March 2013. Dieguez displayed dynamic leadership, visionary innovation, and relentless commitment to excellence revitaled the Public Works Department and improved customer service, while enhancing the alignment and allo cation of fiscal resources, according to the award citation. He expertly ensured the effective execution of $180 million while pro viding support for instal lation facilities manage ment, recapitalization, base operating support, and environmental man agement, said Kiwus during the award pre sentation. He superbly managed construc tion programs valued at more than $161 million that included work at NS Mayport, Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Navy Fuel Farm. One inititive accom plished by Dieguez was a waterfront energy con servation program that resulted in a decrease of 12 percent in elec tricity consumption at NS Mayport, netting $3 million in savings and leading to the instal lation receiving the 2012 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Gold Level Achievement Award. The opportunity to support the Fleet, Warfighter, and their families at Naval Station Mayport made my tour as Mayports Public Works Officer one of the most challenging and reward ing of my career, said Dieguez. The successes and accomplishments highlighted by the award were a complete team effort. Much of the credit (for the award) belongs to the men and women of Naval Station Mayports Public Works Department, con tinued Dieguez. They are without a doubt the most talented and dedicated group of professionals I have had the pleasure of serving with. -Photo by Earl Bittner Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus (left) presents Cmdr. Miguel Dieguez with the Meritorious Service Medal Oct. 21 for outstanding meritorious service while serving as Public Works Officer at Public Works Department Naval Station Mayport from October 2011 through March 2013. Navy And Marine Corps Commendation Medal Lt. Alicia Salerno, NS Mayport Navy And Marine Corps Achievement Medal MM1 Earl James, NS Mayport Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal SH1 Maria Torres, NS Mayport Flag Letter Of Commendation CS1 Tata M. Latham, NS Mayport MA1 Charles Figueroa, NS Mayport Letter Of Appreciation MA1 Jose Pacheco, NS Mayport GM2 Cristina Bruni, NS Mayport MA2 Harley Lowe, NS Mayport MA3 Aaron Alford, NS Mayport MA3 Gerardo Gonzalez, NS Mayport MA3 Robert Marshall, NS Mayport MASN Naomi MedinaGarcia, NS Mayport Sailor of the Quarter SH2 Antoine Mathews, NS Mayport MA3 Gerardo Gonazalez, NS Mayport MASN Dane Gonzalez, NS Mayport FSCJ Deans List Summer 2013 David Haynes FSCJ Presidents List Summer 2013 Jennifer Milewski Success in school depends on a lot more than the right pencils, books and erasers. Studies show that a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help your child succeed. Find out how good nutrition can lead to great things at MyPyramid.gov. SCHOOL SUPPLIES WHOLE GRAINS Snack on ready-to-eat, whole grain cereals or whole grain crackers. VEGETABLES Try crunchy vegetables as a school snack. MILK Include fat-free or low-fat milk with meals or snacks. FRUITS Vary your fruit choices. Fruits differ in nutrient content. MEAT AND BEANS Choose lean turkey, chicken, roast beef or ham for sandwiches. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 3
4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 -Photo by Paige GnannChief Master-at-Arms Drew Koehler kisses his wife, Rachel, after returning to Naval Station Mayport with USS Samuel B. Roberts on Oct. 23. -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyFamily and friends at Naval Station Mayport welcome home Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) after a six-month deployment. Samuel B. Roberts deployed with HSM-46 Detachment 9 to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in April 2013 to support Maritime Security Operations, Theater Security Cooperation and Operation Active Endeavor. USS Samuel B. Roberts Returns Home The guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) returned to Naval Station Mayport today, marking the com pletion of a six-month deployment to U.S. Africa Command in the Central Mediterranean. The ship deployed in April with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 Detachment 9 embarked, and traveled to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation as well as Operation Active Endeavor. While on deployment, the ship steamed more than 30,000 nautical miles and the crew conducted 18 underway replenish ments, 22 small boat evolutions, and hosted a flight deck reception in Gaeta, Italy. Sammy B also set a new Navy record of 1,712 Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flight hours in support of mission tasking, breaking the pre vious record by more than 800 hours. Our deployment has been incredibly success ful due to the hard work and dedication of the entire crew, said Cmdr. Erica Hoffmann, Samuel B. Roberts command ing officer. We are proud of the contributions we made in theater, but are very happy and excited to be returning home to Mayport. Sailors found the deployment rewarding on a personal and professional level, from travel ing to different ports to completing the mission. It gives me great plea sure to have taken part in tasking that made a dif ference and served our country well into the future, said Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW) Sean Gagne. FFG 58 is the third ship to be named in honor of Samuel Booker Roberts Jr, a coxswain who diverted enemy fire with his Higgins Boat during the Battle for Guadalcanal in World War II. -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyLt. jg. Kyle Chance kisses his wife after returning to Naval Station Mayport from a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyFamily and friends at Naval Station Mayport welcome home Sailors aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) after a six-month deployment. -Photo by Paige GnannCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Ruscitti finds his wife Kaitlyn on the pier during the ships homecoming. Kaitlyn is 37 weeks pregnant.
THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 5 -Photo by Paige GnannKatie Pirches waits with her sons, Kenny, 4, and Kole, 2, for their dad, Chief Information Systems Technician Ken Pirches to return to NS Mayport with USS Samuel B. Roberts. -Photo by Paige GnannBeth Cencelewski waits with her son, Owen, and mom, Connie Ault for the return of their Sailor, Damage Controlman Fireman Recruit Brandon Parrish during the homecoming of USS Samuel B. Roberts.-Photo by Paige GnannSonar Technician Surface 1st Class Michael DeGennaro kneels in front of Haley Locklair as he asks her to marry him after returning to NS Mayport with USS Samuel B. Roberts on Oct. 23. The ship was deployed for six months with HSM-46 Detachment 9. -Photo by MC2 Marcus StanleyElectronics Technician 3rd Class Daniel Jacox lifts his son in the air on the pier at Naval Station Mayport after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). -Photo by Paige GnannNicole Miller gets the first kiss from her Sailor, Personnel Specialist 1st Class John Davis. Davis returned Oct. 23 with the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) after a six-month deployment. -Photo by Paige GnannSailors aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts man the rails as the ship pulls into NS Mayports basin with a special lion guest aboard. Samuel B. Roberts deployed with HSM-46 Detachment 9 to support Maritime Security Operations, Theater Security Cooperation and Operation Active Endeavor. -Photo by Paige GnannFriends and family members of the crew of USS Samuel B. Roberts and HSM-46 Detachment 9 line the pier waiting for the ship to pull pierside.-Photo by Paige GnannA chief aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts waves to a loved one as the ship pulls pierside on Oct. 23 after returning to NS Mayport from a six-month deployment.-Photo by Paige GnannBoatswains Mate 2nd Class JC Pena gets a first hug and kiss from his wife Jeanice after returning to NS Mayport with USS Samuel B. Roberts.-Photo by Paige GnannCulinary Specialist 2nd Class Dohnnie Gage reunites with his family, wife Alessandra, and 2-year-old son Bryan after returning to NS Mayport on Oct. 23.
-Photos by Paige GnannAbove, First place winner Paul Turban of ATG Mayport, red shirt, stands with the competitors at the first NEX Last Command Standing Chili Cook Off held Oct. 25 at the Main Navy Exchange, off Mayport Road. Six teams from ATG, SERMC, USCGC Valiant, and RLSO put their best recipes up to the test. SERMC Mayports First Class Petty Officers Association came in second, followed by Valiant in third place. Each group that entered the contest received a certificate from the NEX to use at a later date for up to 5 percent off their total purchase for their Christmas party or other function. Above right, ATG Mayport Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Adam M. Aycock receives his chili samples in a blind chili tasting. SERMC Mayports First Class Petty Officers Association serves up a bowl of chili during the NEX Last Command Standing Chili Cook Off held Oct. 25 at the Main Navy Exchange. Commands were able to sell their chili on site. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013
FRCSE Sailors Share Insights At BOG Flag-level officers from across Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) visited Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment (Det.) Mayport, Fla. on Oct. 23 to meet with junior Sailors and tour the helicopter repair facilities at Naval Station (NS) Mayport as part of Boots on Ground (BOG). BOG is an ongoing program designed to give NAE leaders a bet ter understanding of the issues impacting aviation readiness from Sailors working at the Deckplate. Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces, headed the mul tidisciplinary team of senior-level Navy and Marine Corps officers, Senior Executive Service (SES) civilians and Department of Defense personnel. They started the day with briefs at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR) 1st Class Jerry Rodriguez and Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AS) 1st Class Domingo Cisneros, both Six Sigma Black Belt trained, pre sented an AIR Speed /con tinuous process improvement (CPI) project for the helicopter rescue hoist. Buss encouraged the Sailors to keep using AIRSpeed tools to look for ways to enhance opera tions and reduce costs. Rodriquez said deployment, execution and sus tainment were the keys to success. Buss said NAE had come a long way on its decade-long CPI jour ney and the results of CPI training were paying off for the Fleet. The admiral recog nized Rodriguez efforts in a letter read to the BOG participants. He was cited for his hard work to instill a CPI culture at the detachment and his role as the Air Speed core team leading petty offi cer. Rodriguez oversaw 15 projects that resulted in a cost avoidance of $14.5 million with an additional $20.4 million in potential savings to the NAE. Buss presented Rodriguez and Cisneros with commanders coins for identifying innovative solutions to Deckplate problems. The NAE leaders next visited FRCSE Det. Mayport Level II divisions where they discussed with junior Sailors CPI projects such as the H-60 blade rotary wing, main land ing gear, blade retention bearing, and the RAST probe assembly. The Sailors identi fied innovative solutions to reduce cycle time, increase throughput, reduce work-in-process, reduce operating expenses and improve schedul ing accuracy to enhance support to the Fleet. BOG is a great oppor tunity to interact with young Sailors; they are on the point of attack for innovation and will look for creative ways to stretch our resources, said Buss. Vice Adm. David Dunaway, command er Naval Air Systems Command, was also very impressed with the savvy Sailors. Aviation Electricians Mate (AE) 2nd Class Joshua Saffa presented his main motor slip ring project. With the support of the Air Speed Team, he identified a quick fix costing $142.09 in parts already stocked in Navy supply. By replacing the jam nuts and O-rings and adding the part numbers to the technical publica tions, the Sailors were able to repair the component for a cost avoidance of $165,580 on 10 units (annual average). When the red light comes on in your car, you say I have to do some thing about it, said Dunaway. A red light was going off, and these Sailors pursued it. We do have the CPI culture. If each one finds something to pursue like this elec trical connector, we can have an enormous impact on readiness. After lunch, BOG members visited the mainte nance hangars to discuss tool room rapid improve ment events and concluded the day with an out brief. Rear Adm. John King, commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support, said he makes these BOG trips a top priority and knows the ingenuity these petty officers possess. We can help them find a solution or they will find a solution on their own. A major theme heard throughout the day was how to institutionalize these great CPI initiatives. Rear Adm. Paul Sohl who commands eight Fleet Readiness Centers said he is looking for ways to share good ideas among our repair sites. The best solutions are often found within 50 feet of where the work is per formed, said Sohl. Our job as leaders is to ensure these maintenance solu tions and best practices are replicated in similar sites or where they make sense. FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. John Kemna praised Cmdr. Michael Barriere, the detach ments officer in charge, for his leadership, as well as the AirSpeed core team for their ingenuity and tireless efforts to drive down costs. Team mem bers included Rodriguez, Cisneros, Saffa, Lt. Javier Castro, Senior Chief Aviation Machinists Mate (AD) Richard Davis, and Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) 2nd Class John Ivicic. BOG highlighted some of the successes weve had in supporting the H-60 community, and our Sailors got some welldeserved recognition for their hard work from the Air Boss and top leaders, said Kemna. Although we still face some chal lenges, we will continue working as a team to produce cost-wise readiness to the Fleet. -Photos by Victor PittsTop Naval Aviation Enterprise leaders Russell Howard (left), Vice Adm. David Buss (center left), Vice Adm. David Dunaway (center), Rear Adm. Paul Sohl (center right), Jim Beebe (third from right), and Rear Adm. John King (far right) listen as AM2 Phillip Schultz explains a continuous process improvement (CPI) initiative during the Boots On Ground (BOG) tour at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Detachment Mayport Oct. 23. Schulz and the Air Speed Team identified a repair process for the H-60 main landing gear for an annual cost avoidance of more than $1 million. Dunaway (left), Buss (right), AM2 Charles Beatty examine a helicopter rotary wing blade. Beatty and the Air Speed Team devised the process to reduce corrosion and reduce the number of maintenance evolutions. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 7
Resiliency, Culture Change Are Focus Of 2013 Navy Energy Action Month Navy commands worldwide are participating in Energy Action Month to share information on energy efficiency, high light Navys successful energy initiatives, and foster an energy-aware cul ture. President Obama declared October as National Energy Action Month and issued a call to action for all Americans to work together to achieve greater energy security. Navy commands worldwide are participating in Energy Action Month to share information on energy efficiency, high light Navys successful energy initiatives, and foster an energy-aware culture. The goal of 2013 Navy Energy Action Month efforts is to bring about cultural and behavioral change that enables energy security and resil iency. The Navys energy initiatives are highlighted in October, but continue throughout the year. The Navy launched a video this month that describes a new informa tion campaign to inspire energy behavior change and awareness among the Navy workforce. The campaigns theme, Did You Know? highlights the importance of energy to the Navys mission. The video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/1D8JFugpzg. Energy security and mission success go handin-hand for the Navy. Energy is our greatest enabler and our greatest vulnerability both afloat and ashore, explained Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director of Navys Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. Our combat capability is directly tied to the energy we have available-and our ability to use it efficiently so we have it when and where its needed. The Department of Defense (DoD) accounts for 80 percent of the Federal governments energy consumption. The Navy accounts for 22 percent of DoDs total petroleum consumption; 84 percent of this fig ure is consumed in fleet operations. These rates of consumption repre sent strategic and opera tional vulnerabilities. By making more energy effi cient choices, the Navy can increase capabil ity, reduce vulnerabilities, and enhance resiliency. We deliver 1.25 bil lion gallons of fuel worldwide to operators annu ally. This represents an Achilles heel in opera tors, explains Capt. James Goudreau, direc tor of the Navy Energy Coordination Office. Our efforts are focused on technology chang ing behavior to provide options for increased payload, range, or endurance, thus giving commanders greater operational flex ibility. The Department of the Navy is also provid ing energy-awareness training opportunities for fleet Sailors and avia tors, Marine Corps expeditionary operators, and shore energy managers. The training sessions will focus on energy savings practices, culture change, and increasing awareness of energy use. At the Pentagon, Navy Energy Action Month posters and electronic billboard signs are help ing to increase awareness of Navy energy initiatives. Energy Action Month is also a perfect oppor tunity to highlight ways Sailors and civilian per sonnel can reduce energy consumption. For lists of ideas, visit http://dld.bz/ energy-action-month. How are you taking action to save energy? What does energy resil iency mean to you? Join the conversation at #NavyEnergy. Do you have ideas on how the Navy can take action to save energy? The Navy wants to hear them! The new Collab Lab tool, developed by Navy Warfare Development Center, allows individuals and institutions to submit energy efficiency ideas, comment on ideas post ed by others, and vote on the ideas that are already there. Become part of the solution and submit your energy ideas on the Collab Lab page at http:// dld.bz/collab-lab. For more information and resources, visit the Navy Energy Action Month webpage at http:// dld.bz/energy-actionmonth. For more news from Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, visit www.navy. mil/local/n45/. -Photo courtesy of USCGC ValiantThe crew of USCGC Valiant participated in a beach clean up along the beach at Reynolds Park on Oct. 25. The crew picked up 24 bags of garbage, along with a large bit of fishing gear refuse. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Sullivans Raises $ For Wounded Warriors Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) raised $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) by hosting a 36-hour treadmill run Oct. 11. The event was divided into 15-minute time slots, with Sailors making donations to secure their slot to run on a treadmill. No Sailor was allowed to run more than one hour at a time, however, some Sailors chose to run two or three times during the events duration. The two-day event was organized by Sonar Technician (SW) 2nd Class Russell Howe. On this ship, our motto is We Stick Together, said Howe. Id like this event and events like it to become traditions on the ship. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Samuel de Castro, led all participants, run ning 8.77 miles in one hour, the furthest distance run in one hour by any runner. Sailors who did not want to participate in the run were still able to make donations. His goal of $1,500 was well sur passed. Howes shipmates in Combat Acoustics divi sion monitored the event from start to finish. They worked in shifts wip ing down the treadmill between runners and recording times. Howe found he didnt want to separate from the event. I doubled up on shifts, because I wanted to spend more time in that environment, said Howe. Along with the ships contributions, Howe said he plans to send a letter to the WWP expressing how much The Sullivans crew cares for and respects their efforts to engage with wounded veterans. Howeitthe At the conclusion of the event, Howe spoke to the crew over the ships pub lic address system. We thank you for your gen erosity and enthusiasm in helping us remind our wounded warriors that they have not been forgotten, he said. The Sullivans is cur rently deployed in sup port of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Ensign Megan Crawford runs her 15-minute leg in sup port of the Wounded Warrior Project.-Photos by Lt.j.g. Sean MenezesChief Personnel Specialist Errilyn S. Reaves runs her 15-minute leg of the Wounded Warrior Run. -Photos submittedAbove, USS The Sullivans DD-537/DDG-68 Association members attend the annual reunion at Nval Station Great Lakes in September. Above right, Lt.j.g. Jaime Ochoa of Naval Station Great Lakes, Amy Tillotson, Naval Station Great Lakes Executive Officer, Cmdr. Mike Thibodeau and COMDESRON 14 Capt. Ryan Tillotson attend Tillotson was commanding officer of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) from 2007-08. The NS Mayport-based guided-missile destroyer is named after the five Sullivan brothers killed with their 700 shipmates when the USS Juneau was torpedoed by a Japanese sub on Nov. 13, 1942 during the Battle of Guadalcanal. One hundred forty badly wounded USS Juneau Sailors survived the sinking, but only 10 Sailors were finally rescued after eight days without food or fresh water in the shark infested waters. There have been two U.S. Navy ships named for the brothers.EOQ Lunch On Oct. 31Come out and support the nominees at the Naval Station Mayport Employee of the Quarter (4th quarter) luncheon/ presentation at Ocean Breeze on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. Pay $8 at the door. Nominees are as follows: Edward Ramos, Fire/Emergency Services Patricia Beasley, Housing Peter Nickodem, MWR Patricia Livingston, PWD/NAVFAC James Monroe, Security THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 9
10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 -Photos by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyAbove, Sailors assigned to Naval Station Mayport clear brush around Lake Wonderwood aboard Naval Station Mayport for Make a Difference Day 2013. The brush clearing and clean-up was the first phase of an on-going project that will bring a mile-long recreation path surrounding the lake, picnic pavilions and playground renovations. Pictured below clockwise from left, Cmdr. Lareava Meschino carries away a log that was chopped down during Make a Difference Day 2013. Top right, Sailors assigned to Naval Station Mayport clear brush around Lake Wonderwood. Bottom right, Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Michael McCarthy cuts down a tree during a clean-up around Lake Wonderwood. Machinists Mate 2nd Class Edgar Olivar clears brush. Volunteers from Naval Station Mayport, True Blue Navy Family Benefactors, Inc., First Coast News and CSX came out to make a difference for Mayport families on Oct. 26. Part of the True Blue Lake Wonderwood Renovation project and Make a Difference Day, the Sailors spent the day working side-by-side with community members We have approxi mately 200 volunteers who are spending all day doing manual labor to clear brush, walking and bike trails and childrens areas, said Diana Fox with True Blue. I just wanted to come to help, said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn Davis of SERMC. Davis was one of sev eral Mayport Sailors who pitched in to help Saturday. The project is being funded by True Blue Navy Benefactors, Inc. It includes a mile-long rec reation path around the lake, picnic pavilion and playground renovations. Mayport Makes A Difference With True Blue
Auto Skills Center November Special: Coolant flush $40 and free antifreeze check. 2705392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Nov. 29: Black Friday at Beachside Bingo. 6:30 p.m. Join us on Black Friday for specials, dou ble payouts and more. 270-7204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 6 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 Every Sunday: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day and opportunity to win prizes every Sunday. 270-7205 Nov. 6: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities for great prizes. Free to enter. 270-7205 Community Events Nov. 10: Tim McGraw Live at Naval Station Mayport. Pier Echo/ Foxtrot parking lot. Enjoy one of the biggest acts in Country Music. Gates open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7:15 p.m. No one under the age of 10 allowed at this event. Only ticket holders will be admitted to this event. 270-5228 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 Nov. 13: All-Hands BBQ Pork Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tick ets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the COMDESRON 14. For tickets, call ITCS Philip Smith (904) 270-5801 x148. ITT Disney Jr Live: Pirates and Princesses. Tickets are on sale for Monster Jam on March 8, 2014 at the Times Union Moran Center. Tickets $15 each; available only at ITT. Nov. 1: Freedom FridayFL/GA Tailgate Party. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Nov. 15: Freedom FridaySuperhero Party. Come dressed up as your favorite superhero. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Intramural Sports Please contact Rita Hammerstad at rita.ham firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Nov. 6: Racquetball Turkey Shoot. Sign up by Oct. 31. Nov. 12-15: Fall Sports Challenge. Sign up your command at the Fitness Center for this bi-annu al, four-day, multi-event challenge. FREE. 270-5451 Nov. 19: Turley Trot 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rent al, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 Nov. 29: Day After Thanksgiving Bowling Specials. 3 different spe cials, all day at Mayport Bowling Center. Daytime Special: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 hours of Red Pin Bowling, plus a lb. burger or hot dog with chips and a soda $11. Evening Special: 5-8 p.m. 2 hours of Red Pin Bowling, plus one item of Fast Lanes Grille Menu and a soda $13. Late Night Special: 8-11 p.m. 2 hours of Xtreme Bowling, music videos, awesome laser light show, and special drink specials $10. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must provide proper ID) The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Nov. 2: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 3: Paintball. Van Departs 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15; includes transportation, field fees and gear. Sign up by Oct. 2. Nov. 5: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 8: Movie Trip. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m; transportation only. -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, Information Tickets and Travel (ITT) Office Manager Tina Chicoine, and MWR Director Lonnie Kenney cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the new ITT Annex on Oct. 24. This new ITT facility is now open and conveniently located in the Mayport Commissary parking lot. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 11
12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Some Tuition Assistance Requests Impacted By Government Shutdown The recent shutdown of the U.S. government has led to disapproval of some Sailors requests for Tuition Assistance (TA), Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) leadership said Oct. 25. No fiscal year 2014 funds were available to approve TA requests during the Oct. 1-16 government shutdown, said Ernest C. DAntonio, Navy Voluntary Education Program director. Approximately 1,200 Sailors were affected since their webTA applications were not approved for funding prior to the start date of the course they wanted to take. The Navy follows guidance from Department of Defense Instruction 1322.25, which states that service members are required to request and receive approval for TA funding before the official date a course begins. The DoD instruction does not allow funding to be awarded retroactively, so TA requests for classes starting before Oct. 17 that werent authorized prior to the Oct. 1 shutdown will not be funded. The instruction is very explicit, so we arent able to approve waiver requests, DAntonio said. Sailors who received autho rization for their webTA appli cation for courses that began prior to Oct. 17 are not affected because their webTA requests were submitted and funded with FY-13 funds. This may have caused confusion for Sailors who did not receive TA approval. The Virtual Education Center and Navy College Offices worldwide have been fielding questions from Sailors, some who started a course without approved TA funding. Navy education professionals are recommending those Sailors con tact their school representative regarding withdrawal options, financial aid or a school scholarship, or to contact Veterans Affairs regarding possible use of their veterans education ben efit. This is not the news we wanted to give Sailors, said Capt. John P. Newcomer, CPPD commanding officer. Its a very unfortunate situation, but TA program guidance is very clear. As always, we strongly encour age Sailors to submit their TA requests up to a month prior to a course start date. Sailors who want additional information can visit https:// www.navycollege.navy.mil/ ta_payments.aspx, and contact their servicing Navy College Office, or the Virtual Education Center at email@example.com; DSN: 492-4684 or toll free: 1-877-8381659. CPPD is responsible for pro viding a wide range of personal and professional development courses and materials, includ ing General Military Training, Navy instructor training, alco hol and drug awareness pro gram training, suicide and sex ual assault prevention, bystander intervention, and personal responsibility classes. CPPDs required leadership train ing is delivered multiple times throughout a Sailors career via command-delivered enlisted leadership training material and officer leadership courses in a schoolhouse setting. CPPD also administers the Navys voluntary education program, which provides Sailors with the opportunity to earn col lege degrees. CPPD additionally manages the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP), which offers Sailors the opportunity to earn civilian apprenticeship certifi cations. For more information about the Virtual Education Center, visit: https://www.navycollege. navy.mil/. For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit: https://www. netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/. Find CPPD on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/pages/Center-forPersonal-and-ProfessionalDevelopment/100056459206 and on Twitter @ CENPERSPROFDEV. CPPD: Where Mind Meets Mission. Navy Awards Contract For ex-Forrestal Scrap The Navy awarded a $0.01 delivery order Oct. 22 for dismantling and recycling ex-USS Forrestal (AVT 59). The delivery order was made under an indefi nite-delivery, indefinitequantity contract to All Star Metals for the tow ing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carriers stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The price of the deliv ery order reflects the net price proposed by All Star Metals, which considered the estimated proceeds from the sale of the scrap metal to be generated from dismantling. In May 2012, the Navy solicited proposals for the award of up to three contracts for the dismantling and recycling of inactive conventionallypowered aircraft carriers. All Star Metals is the first of three successful offer ors to receive its facility security clearance, which is required prior to con tract award. After the initial award of one carrier to each successful offeror, the Navy has the capability of scrapping additional conventionally-powered aircraft carriers over a five-year period under delivery orders competed between the three con tractors. All Star Metals will now develop its final tow plan for the Navys approval for the tow of ex-Forrestal from its current berth at the Navys inactive ship facility in Philadelphia to All Star Metals facil ity in Brownsville. The ship is expected to depart Philadelphia before the end of the year. Navy civilian personnel will be on site full time to monitor the contractors perfor mance during disman tling of the ship. Forrestal was decom missioned Sept. 11, 1993, after more than 38 years of service. On June 16, 1999, the Navy announced the ship would be available for donation to an eligible organization for use as a museum or memorial. However, no viable appli cations were received and the vessel was removed from donation hold in December 2003 and redesignated for disposal. The first of the super carriers, Forrestal was launched Dec. 11, 1954, by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., and com missioned Sept. 29, 1955. The award of con tracts for two additional conventional carriers ex-Saratoga (CV 60) and ex-Constellation (CV 64) are pending, as they are contingent upon the two other successful offerors receiving their facility security clearances. The decommissioned aircraft carrier Ex-USS Forrestal (CV 59) departs Naval Station Newport in June 2010. The first of the supercarriers, Forrestal was commissioned Sept. 29, 1955, and was in service for more than 38 years. On Oct. 22, the Navy awarded a contract to dismantle and recycle the old carrier.Classes, Workshops Available At 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 Avenue. Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Nov. 4, 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effective communica tion. Class is held every month from 3-hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. Nov. 4-8, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Nov. 4-8, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Victim Advocate Training Bldg. 1, Room 104 Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parenting skills that are dis cussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include understanding yourself and your child, the four goals of misbe havior, building courage and character in your child, and encourag ing and listening to your child. Each week a differ ent topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation in all 6 sessions is required. Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Stress Management Wellness Center Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Part 1: Organizing Your Job Search & Networking FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 6, 1:30-3 p.m., Part 2: Targeting Your Resume FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., How to Survive the Holidays, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Part 1: Organizing Your Job Search & Networking FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 13, 1:30-3 p.m., Part 2: Targeting Your Resume FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Saving & Investing FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 14-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots to Business FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Nov. 18-22, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Welcome to the Military FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Are you a new military spouse or new to the area, this one day workshop provides valuable infor mation on the military lifestyle, benefits, financ es and resources. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will present useful infor mation to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Part 1: Organizing Your Job Search & Networking FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 20, 1:30-3 p.m., Part 2: Targeting Your Resume FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m., Troops to Teachers FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Nov. 21, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 22, What About the Kids? 10 a.m.-noon, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintended victims. A wide range of child adjustment prob lems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. Parents need to understand that there is an intergenerational cycle of violence and they may be creating a legacy for their child of learned vio lent behavior. The pur pose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the violence, which many parents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens growth and development and may provide an additional motivator for end ing the violence and seeking intervention. Nov. 25, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Nov. 25, Anger Management Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Nov. 26, 9-11:30 a.m., Salary and Negotiations FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616
THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 13 Flame-Resistant Coveralls Coming To Fleet U.S. Fleet Forces and Pacific Fleet released a joint message Oct. 24 detailing the use and wear of the new Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls, which will begin being distributed to Sailors in the fleet before the end of the year. Scheduled to start arriving in December, the new coveralls will initially be provided to the crews of ships scheduled to deploy in early 2014. We made the decision to supply flame-resistant coveralls to all Sailors assigned to ships as an added safety precaution, said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, USFF. The information provided in the manner wear message will ensure every one understands what is expected in the wearing of this new organizational clothing. According to the mes sage the FRV will be dis tributed to several fleet units before the end of the year. Early shipments will focus on next deployers and forward deployed naval forces. The type commanders will hold a series of show and tell roadshows in November and December in fleet concentration areas to ensure sailors have an opportunity to see and feel the FRV. The goal is to provide an understanding on the basics of where, when and how to wear the new coverall. Based on production schedules, initial fleet outfitting should complete by October 2014. Flame resistant orga nizational clothing had previously been limited to Sailors working in engi neering departments, on flight decks and in other high-risk areas, but the Organizational Clothing Working Group recom mended every Sailor afloat be outfitted with the additional protection. Once outfitted, Sailors are directed to wear the FRV while underway. The NWU type I and other polyester and poly blend uniforms are no longer authorized for wear while underway except for spe cial events such as man ning the rails, change of command or receptions held at anchor. Exceptions: (1) Personnel assigned to submarines will continue to wear the poly/cotton utility coverall due to its low lint characteristics. Once a long-term, all-purpose coverall solution that is flame resistant and low lint version is available, it is expected that it will be made available to the submarine force. (2) The FRV will not be worn in place of organizational cloth ing mandated for specific operational environments such as flight decks or while performing work on electrical systems requir ing arc flash protection. The new coveralls are expected to maintain performance properties, durability and appear ance for typical deploy ments of six to nine months, with an optimal wear life of 18-24 months. Like other organizational clothing, the FRV cover alls will be replaced by each ship over time based on normal wear and tear. The name/rank config uration of the FRV cover all will consist of a Velcrobacked name tag and metal collar devices. To build unit esprit de corps, each unit CO has the discretion to authorize the wear of the embossed leather name tag (same as worn on the V-neck sweater) or develop a fabric embroidered unit specific name tag similar to those worn on green Nomex flight jackets. Command ball caps are authorized for wear with the FRV. Materials making the coveralls flame-resistant are incorporated into the fabric fibers. Wear life is dependent on many fac tors, including wear and cleaning frequency, cleaning method and environmental exposure. The joint message from Adm. Bill Gortney (USFF) and Adm. Harry B. Harris (PACFLT) emphasized the Navys commitment on safety. We operate in an environment that contains inherent risks. Given what has been learned through the organization al clothing working group analysis and NWU type I burn test, we are striv ing to make shipboard environments safer. We have made initial prog ress toward that goal and believe that providing the FRV coverall to all afloat sailors will help reduce the risk of injury aboard ship. When worn prop erly, the FRV offers sig nificant protection from flame and flash fire. We are committed to always improving safety. -Photo by MC1 Rafael MartieA static display of the new flame-resistant variant (FRV) coveralls is on exhibition in U.S. Fleet Forces Command headquarters building at Naval Support Activity Norfolk. The FRV coveralls are scheduled for distribution to the fleet towards the new year. NMCPHC Hosts Virtual Smokeout Share Fair In support of Novembers health observance, Tobacco Free Living, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) hosted its first Virtual Smokeout Share Fair Oct. 25 for health promo tion and wellness professionals and leaders Navywide. The focus of the Share Fair was to promote idea and knowledge sharing to bring about the continuous improvement of tobacco cessation programs and outcomes. According to Dr. Mark Long, NMCPHC Public Health educator and event coordinator, the Share Fair will generate awareness among health promotion coordinators and educators and healthcare team members about tobacco cessation tools and resources, successful prac tices, and lessons learned, in order to increase use of these tools and strengthen resilience among Sailors and Marines. The Tobacco Share Fair gave us an opportunity to highlight some really good Navy efforts and programs for the Great American Smokeout as well as innovative and effective group interventions, along with dis cussion and dialogue on tobacco issues, in a cost effective manner, said Long. Representatives from near ly 20 Department of the Navy activities who influence or support tobacco programs at the local level, participated in the event, sharing challenges along with success stories regarding local tobacco cessation efforts. This was an excellent way to utilize technology, share ideas and information, enhancing our capabilities to educate patients and promote tobacco cessation programs navy wide, said Cmdr. Gerald White, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Wellness Center department head. Successful practices were also discussed as part of the Share Fair, including Great American Smokeout planning at Naval Hospital Bremerton and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, as well as the Tobacco Workshop and Tobacco Medication Clinic from the Naval Health Clinic Naval Station Norfolk. For more information on Navy public health and tobac co cessation, visit http://www. med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/ Pages/Home.aspx. Follow the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center on Facebook for the latest news and updates on health promo tion and wellness. Calling Ready Navy Kids For Zombie Challenge Children ages five to 17 years old to make a Zombie Escape Plan and be ready for a Zombie Apocalypse. Ready Navy Kids are invited to draw, write out, or create a video of their Zombie Escape plan and send it to readynavy@navy. mil. Winning plans will be displayed on the Ready Navy website in November. Children are encouraged to work with their parents to make a plan that includes: a written escape plan meeting places both inside and out side the neighborhood, a communication plan, to contact each other if separated, plans for family pets an emergency sup ply kit. Once ready to face Zombies, you are ready to face other emergen cies like hurricanes, tornadoes, or wildfires. Be a Ready Navy Kid! Click for more infor mation on the Zombie challenge and disaster preparedness, and fol low us @ReadyNavy. Ready Navy is a CNICsponsored emergency prepared ness program.Military Parenting Website Assists CommunicationService members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children. Pam Murphy, the Defense Departments lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.military parenting.org offers unprecedented, compre hensive and free comput er-based training from a service members per spective on parenting and building strong relation ships with their children. A clinical psycholo gist with more than 20 years of experience in community and private practice, Murphy said the Integrated Mental Health Strategy Program is a collaborative initia tive between the Veterans Affairs Department and DOD. We initially did an environmental scan of everything within the DOD as well as commer cially available, and one of the areas that seemed to be at a deficit was a comprehensive parenting program that looks at the basics, Murphy said. She noted that while a plethora of parenting information exists online, it was difficult to identify a free, private militarycentric program. This is one of the first of its kind, Murphy said. The interactive site, she explained, develops and reinforces parenting skills to help families reconnect through in-depth technology solutions that appeal to younger parents. Many of the parents in the service member population are gener ally younger, she said. Prominent age groups of their children are typically 5 or below. Murphy added that the site goes beyond the job and hits home in terms of affecting family relation ships, building resilience and helping service members to be happy with their lives within the military. She also noted that service members personal ized accounts interwoven into the site make the situations and solutions relatable. We included videos of real service personnel ... to talk about their reallife experiences with par enting, reintegrating and making those everyday decisions, Murphy said. The website consoli dates and simplifies information that was previ ously accessible across multiple resources, said Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Siegele, a pro tocol specialist, and his wife, Air Force Staff Sgt. Sabrina Siegele, non commissioned officer in charge of knowledge operations, both of whom work at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Wash. This website is excel lent -its a one-stop shop instead of jump ing around to multiple appointments, Sabrina said. During family separa tions, Murphy said, applications such as Skype and Facetime can help in keeping families con nected, but the military parenting website pro vides ideas for technol ogy-based activities that can help in reuniting parents and children after a deployment. A lot of times, kids dont know what to talk about with their parents when they are on the phone or on the computer with them, she said. Murphy said the website can help military parents to reconnect with their children.New Vaccine Protects Against Additional Flu Strain Each year, flu season affects millions of people. Flu season usually begins in October, so now is a great time to protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated. The flu shot is easy to get and inexpensive often free for TRICARE beneficiaries, and this year the flu vaccine offers even more protection. Until now, seasonal flu vaccines have only protected against three strains of flu two strains of influenza A, which usually causes more cases and more severe illness, and one of influenza B, which is less common but also circulates in multiple forms. The new vaccines include protection against a second strain of influ enza B, which experts expect will prevent the vast majority of type B infections. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus can be more serious for young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with medical conditions. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. TRICARE covers both the flu shot and flu mist. Beneficiaries may be able get their flu vaccine, at no cost, from a military treatment facility, hospital or from a pharmacist at one of the 45,000 network pharmacies that adminis ter vaccines to TRICARE beneficiaries. CDC officials also rec ommend steps to pre vent the spread of germs, which can lead to the flu: Avoid close contact with people who are sick; Stay at home when sick; Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneez ing; Wash hands often with soap and water; and Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Commissary Offers More Savings For Holidays Military families facing the annual ritual of planning their holiday menus need look no farther than their commissary for quality and savings. Your commissary has the most affordable, high-quality, name-brand ingredients for the perfect holiday meal, said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agencys sales director. Whether the menu is a traditional roast turkey and potatoes, or a vegetarian meal with organic fruits and vegeta bles, you can find everything you need at your commissary to prepare a memorable holiday smorgasbord. Our industry partners are offering greater savings than ever before through high-value coupon booklets, he added. Some promotions include a free turkey opportunity and theres a promotion benefitting wounded warriors. Throughout November, the commissarys industry part ners vendors, suppliers and brokers are collaborating with stores to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions: The Third Annual Get All the Fixins Save Big on Your Bird. This worldwide promo tion revolves around a 16-page recipe booklet with coupons valued at more than $43. The coupons provide commissary shoppers with greater than normal savings or free turkeys when purchasing their holi day meal essentials. Terms and conditions are on the coupons. Vendors include Kraft Foods, Kelloggs, Quaker Oats, General Mills, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Nabisco, P&G and Heinz. Look for these recipe booklets in your local commissary beginning Oct. 24, with coupons good through Nov. 28. Nestls Make Your Home Extra Special for the Holidays. This contest will award one grand prize of $6,000 along with 147 runners-up prizes of $25 commissary gift cards. Look for entry forms and boxes adjacent to Nestls Good Food, Good Life name-brand prod ucts: Stouffers, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, Nesquik, Toll House morsels, Libbys Pumpkin and more. This promotion is being offered only in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and eligi ble to use the commissary. Look for this promotion in November. Acosta and its participating brand products present the Believe in Heroes! promotion. Commissaries worldwide will receive 250,000 flyers con taining high-value coupons. During the sale, most par ticipating brands will provide donations to the Wounded Warrior Project foundation. Your commissary offers all the items you need for your holiday meals, Chandler said. Be sure to stock up now! Deadlines Out For Holiday Mail Delivery Military Postal Service Agency offi cials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays. Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army. mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down by the APO/FPO/DPO numbers of various destinations. USPS is offering a discount on its larg est Priority Mail Flat Rate box at $14.85. The price includes a $2 per box discount for mili tary mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO des tinations worldwide, officials said. Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available free at local post offices, or can be ordered from USPS online. Postage, labels and customs forms also are available online.Keep Streets and Sidewalks Safe for Trick-or-Treaters Navy officials urge Sailors and their fami lies to keep themselves and the children who will be trick-or-treating this Halloween safe. The scariest part of Halloween is the increase in drunk drivers on the road, said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention. Sailors who drive drunk or buzzed are not only risking seri ous financial and career consequences, but theyre endangering the lives of children in their commu nities. NADAP offers these tips for a safe, yet spooky Halloween: Know your limit. Refrain from drinking out of punch bowls or witch es cauldrons where the alcohol concentration is hard to determine. Dont try to keep up with others who are on a fast-track to becoming a zombie. Plan ahead for a safe ride home before you start drinking any potions or concoctions. Never drink on an empty stomach candy corn doesnt count as a meal. Help keep trick-ortreaters safe. Dont let your friends and shipmates drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, 44 percent of the nations fatali ties during Halloween weekend occurred in a crash involving a drunk driver. A total of 172 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during Halloween from 2007-2011. Males ages 21-34, or approximately 64 per cent of the Navys enlisted force, are particularly at risk of being involved in a traffic fatality as a result of buzzed or drunk driving. This demo graphic comprised near ly half of all drunk driv ers who were killed on the road during the 2011 Halloween period, reported NHTSA. Dont let your Halloween night turn deadly keep what youve earned. For more infor mation and to help pro mote responsible drink ing within your com mand, visit www.nadap. navy.mil. Holiday Food Baskets And Giving TreeTaking Donations Now Help local service members in need this holiday season. The Mayport and NAS Jacksonville USO centers are in need of food donations for our holiday food basket program to help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to ser vice members in need as well as toy donations. Military Spouse Vendor Show Looking for holiday gift ideas? Are you a military spouse with a small busi ness? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the Military Spouse Vendor Show at the Mayport USO on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is for you. Please email milwivesbusinessande firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to become a vendor. Vendor slots fill fast, so sign up today. Americas Heroes CelebrationNov. 15 Nov. 15, Grammy award winner T-Pain will celebrate the local mili tary and their families in the greater Jacksonville area. In an effort to raise awareness and support our troops and families through the Greater Jacksonville USO, T-Pain will perform at a special event at the Times Union Center. Partnered with Mildeals.com, Budweiser, Ernie Palmer Toyota Scion, and Pepsi; the T-Pain & Friends Concert will salute Jacksonvilles military community and the mission of the Greater Jacksonville USO. A por tion of every ticket sold will be donated to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. For the musicians out there, keep an eye on the blast to find out how you can open the show. Legends Of HockeyTickets On Sale Now The Mayport and NAS Jacksonville USO centers are selling discounted tickets to the Legends of Hockey. On Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will play host to its first-ever NHL Legends Hockey Game, as part of a weekend of sports-related activities. The NHL stars will be joined by for mer Jacksonville hockey pros representing three teams from the citys hockey history. Former Bullets, Lizard Kings, and Barracudas players will compete in an exhibi tion game against NHL Legends Ray Bourque, Ron Duguay, Rick Middleton, Gary Leeman, Stephane Richer, Mike Krushelnyski, and oth ers. Tickets are $22 each ( a $3 savings)/cash only and are open to Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, DOD, and Veterans. NOSA Holiday BazaarDec. 7 Join NOSA at the Mayport USO for their annual holiday bazaar. There will be food, ven dors, and fun for all. NOSA will provide free holiday photos so come dressed in your holiday best. For vendor reg istration, please email Jennifer.wilsnack@gmail. com. See attached flyer for more information. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that introduces participants to all aspects of the military lifestyle. COMPASS offers mili tary spouses the oppor tunity to establish a peer network, acquire knowl edge and develop skills necessary to successfully meet future challenges of military life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, pro vide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reim burse you for babysitting fees** (please inquire with a Compass Mentor for more info). Registration IS REQUIRED! Please visit www.gocompass.org to find a Session near you. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser vice is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 2463481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. Saturday, Nov. 2 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk on the beach as they explain the importance of unde veloped beach habitat, including many interest ing facts about sea crea tures and common shells found in the area. Bring sunscreen and water. The program will take place at the end of Boardwalk #1 located at the north beach area on Little Talbot Island. No reservations are necessary and the program is free with regular park admission. Saturday, Nov. 2-3 The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will host a Union Garrison event on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.-noon. This program will allow visi tors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drum mer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event. Fees include the $6 per vehicle Park entrance fee plus $2.00 per per son Fort admission. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Sunday, Nov. 3 Put on your walk ing shoes and spend an hour following Johnny Woodhouse, The Beaches Leader resident his tory detective, as he leads a tour of two his toric Beaches cemeteries on at 1 p.m. Tour goers will hear the historic tid bits and tales behind H. Warren Smith and Lee Kirkland cemeteries and the Beaches com munity intriguing past. Tickets are $10 and $7 for Beaches Museum mem bers and are available for purchase at the Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach. The tour is limited to 40 people. For information about the tour, please visit BeachesMuseum.org Tuesday, Nov. 5 JobNewsJax.com along with AmeriLife, Scotts LawnService and in part nership with WorkSource Florida, will be hosting a job fair from 10 a.m.2 p.m. on at the Adam Herbert University Center located on the campus of the University of North Florida. Jobseekers will be able to speak directly with recruiters and hiring managers with compa nies in a variety of indus tries. Booth space is still available and employers can call Andrew at (904) 296-3006 for additional information. Parking and admission are free. Active duty and retired military and their families will receive early entry at 9:30 am. The University Center is located at 12000 Alumni Drive on the campus of UNF. Job seekers should dress professionally, bring resumes and can pre-register at: https://www.jobnew susa.com/JAX/events/ job_fairs The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., presents free Tapas Tuesdays at The Caf every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Tapas Tuesdays at The Cafat The Cummer allows visi tors to relax on the new outdoor deck under one of our magnificent oaks, take in the sunset while listening to local musi cians and enjoy beer and wine tastings paired with artfully inspired tapas. Wednesday, Nov. 6 The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to attend its Brown Bag Lunch at noon. Dr. Bill Birdsong will deliver a presentation entitled: True Stories of Civil War Wounds. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@amelia museum.org.Out in Town COMMUNITYCALENDAR
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