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CHINFO Award Winner CARNEYVAL TimeCarney Celebrates Halfway Point Pages 4-5 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com By MC1 Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East, Detachment SoutheastAs Naval Station Mayport pushes to execute its ener gy mission of promot ing positive command, conservation and behav ior change, Navy leaders are looking to installation energy managers (IEMs) to help shape energy culture across the region. Funded by Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC), IEMs track energy usage at bases, facilitate new projects, and meet with leadership to tackle a vari ety of energy challenges. The man tasked with this daunting task is new Naval Station Mayport Installation Energy Manager Chris Vidal. He is the contact person at the base, but needs all person nel to support him to making energy conservation a part of their day to day operations. Everyone needs to be aware of their surround ing areas, and eliminate energy waste, Vidal said. Everyone needs to buy in. There are many little things people can do to conserve energy. Making sure to turn off lights and comput ers at night and making sure electrical items are secured. If people waste energy by not doing these things, there can be a huge energy waste issue. One of the major conser vation projects the energy team has implemented is an Energy Management -Photo by OS2 Michael ChildsUSS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) an Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigate conducts an in-flight refueling of an MH60R helicopter from HSM-46 Detachment Five. Samuel B. Roberts and the detachment deployed March 14 to participate in Joint Warrior 14-2, a semi-annual, United Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces a unique multi-warfare environ ment in which to prepare for global operations.By Ensign Zachary KeatingNavy Public Affairs Support Element EastSix ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotland, March 14, to par ticipate in Joint Warrior 14-2, a semiannual, United Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. Sailors aboard guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B Roberts (FFG 58), guidedmissile cruisers USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Ross (DDG 71), and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawa (T-AO 196) will participate in the exercise, which is intended to improve interoperability between allied navies in an operationally challenging environ ment. Joint Warrior provides our Sailors with an opportunity to work with our coali tion partners in a unique tactical envi ronment, said Capt. Cary Krause, com mander, DESRON 26. This exercise will enhance our ability to operate with our allied navies, and will prepare our participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. The U.S. Navy did not participate in Joint Warrior in 2013 due to budgetary constraints. However, with a new bud get in place, the Department of Defense approved the Navys participation in Joint Warrior 14-1 because this exercise also serves as a pre-deployment certification event for the participating U.S. ships. The entire spectrum of planned activities is a chance for our ships to train and hone their skills before their upcom ing deployments, said Krause. We are thankful for this opportunity and excited to return to Scotland to participate in this exercise with our allies. Joint Warrior will begin in late March and will last approximately two weeks. It will involve air, sea and ground assets from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Exercise scenarios include small boat attacks, boarding operations, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, and ship maneuverability tasks. More than 30 individu al units, including aviation, surface, and subsurface, are participating and playing a distinct role.Team Effort To Conserve Energy At NS MayportSBR, HSM-46 Leave For Joint Warrior Exercise See Energy, Page 11 Sharpen Your Pencils Today Wraps Up Spring Advancement Exam CycleE-4 Exams will be held at Mayport Fitness Center at 6:30 a.m. Bring ID card for admittance.Want To See More Of Your Favorite Command?Check Out The Mirrors Photo Gallery Online At www.mayportmirror.com

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 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. Naval Station Mayport Capt. Wesley McCall .......................................................................................... Commanding Officer Cmdr. Patrick Pickard ............................................................................................... Executive Officer CMDCM Robert L. White ............................................................................... Command Master Chief Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff MCC William Townsend ...................................................................................... Public Affairs Officer GSM3 Hillary Hicks ............................................................................ Assistant Public Affairs Officer Paige Gnann ............................................................................................................................... Editor The Mirror is distributed without charge throughout Mayports Navy community, including the Naval Station, onand off-base Navy housing areas, and ships, squadrons and staffs homeported at NS Mayport. Copies are also available at the Naval Stations Public Affairs Office, Building 1, and The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday at 4 p.m., one week prior to publication. News and articles should be submitted to the Public Affairs Office, or mailed to: The Mirror P.O. Box 280032 Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228-0032 Commercial: (904) 270-7817 Ext. 1012 DSN: 270-7817 Ext. 1012 Commercial FAX (904) 270-5329 DSN FAX: 270-5329 Email: mayportmirror@comcast.net CO Actionline: 270-5589 or 1-800-270-6307 This DoD newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Mirror are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy. Published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The appear ance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy or The Florida Times-Union, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Public Affairs Office. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher. Inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to: Shipmates, This March has been a period of new beginnings and bittersweet endings. I want to welcome CMDCM Ross Cramer to the Mayport team. CMC Cramer is returning to Naval Station Mayport after serving as CMC of the RIVRONs in Norfolk and most recently as CMC of NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is not a stranger to Mayport. He served here as the Security Department LCPO in 2007 before moving on to CMC duties onboard USS Halyburton and USS Carney. I look forward to working with CMC Cramer and building on the great works of his predecessor, CMDCM Bob White. Thank you CMC White for all that you have accomplished during your tenure here at Naval Station Mayport. Your leadership and guidance has been immeasurable and it has been my plea sure to work with you. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I also want to say fair winds and following seas to Cmdr. Jay Cayangyang. Chaplain Cayangyang is returning to civilian life after serving as Naval Station Mayports Command Chaplain for the past two years. Chaplain Cayangyang and his family became an integral part of our installations community through his inspirational Sunday morning services and his tre mendous work throughout our local community. Naval Station Mayport will miss Jay, Linda and their entire family. I want to welcome home Cmdr. Chris Follin and the crew of USS Simpson (FFG 56), with embarked HSM 46 Detachment Eight, after a six month NATO deployment during which they successfully conducted theater secu rity operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. USS Simpson and Detachment Eight deployed with four Fire Scout (MQ-8B) Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical (VTLT) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). WELCOME HOME! While we are welcoming home USS Simpson, we are also preparing to say goodbye to USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) on March 28. Commissioned in 1984, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate was named after Lieutenant Robert G. Bradley, who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his heroism on USS Princeton (CVL-23) during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over the years, the crews of RGB have proven themselves as warriors of the sea time and time again. Mayport will miss the Fightin 49. As many of you know, our CNO, Admiral Jonathan Greenert stopped by Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday to hold an All Hands Call to discuss budget and ethical issues, as well as to answer questions from Sailors in the audience. It was a great opportunity for the fleet to engage with the CNO and for him to address their concerns. Lastly, I just wanted to remind you to turn off the light when you leave a room, shut down your computer when you leave for the evening and dont leave windows open with the air conditioner running. Naval Station Mayport has joined other military installations in implementing energy conservation tactics to help make our military green er and more cost efficient. Help us all by doing your part. Please continue sending your sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them to wesley.mccall@navy.mil. Capt. Wesley McCall NS Mayport Commanding Officer CAPTAINSCORNERResources For Family Deployment IssuesWith so many com mands deployed or about to be deployed at this time, the emotional effects may be impact ing your child. While most military depen dents are able to deal well with a deployment of a parent, other children may exhibit behav ioral changes. While a military parent may understand a childs reactions to deployment and have learned to spot these reactions, the par ent may not know how to address them. First and foremost you need to seek help for the child. While emotional responses vary from child to child, there are some similarities in how children feel when their lives are impacted by a deployment, especially to a war zone. Some com mon responses include the following: Limiting exposure to media coverage of the war will help the child feel encouraged and safe at a time when the world seems a dangerous place. If the child is exhibit ing these responses and seems to need help beyond what you can provide or the school, there are resources available to the military fam ily to provide help for your child and you. Take advantage of existing supports which are provided by a num ber of organizations. The Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer various programs which range from crisis and information, to stress management and parenting workshops. Each center has profes sional counselors avail able for individual and family consultations. It is part of the Fleet and Family Support Centers mission to ensure that Navy families have the support they need to deal with a childs response to deployment. Contact the FFSC at NS Mayport by calling 904-270-6600. Military OneSource provides access to faceto-face counseling; short-term solutionfocused telephone con sultation; and online consultation for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve (regardless of activation status), and their fami lies. Contact Military OneSource 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-342-9647 or www. militaryonesource.com. The Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program also provides short-term, situational, problem-solving coun seling services to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and their families. The Department of Defense Educational Activity Fund has now provid ed MFLCs in several of Duval County Public schools. Currently, these MFLCs are in place to assist dependent chil dren in the following schools: Finegan Elementary with school counselor Donna Davis, Mayport Elementary and Jax Beach Elementary with school counselors Melissa Hammond and Carla Forest-Crumley, at Mayport Middle with school counselor Adrienne Wakefield, Venetia Elementary and John Stockton Elementary with school counselors Natoria Campbell and Cheryle Roman, Oceanway Middle and San Mateo Elementary with school counselors Amelia Williams and Duane Monte, New Berlin Elementary KNOWINGTHE ROPESJudy Cromartie School Liaison OfficerSpring Cleaning Is A Time To Prepare For FutureGrowing up I remem ber very clearly the change in seasons from winter to spring. One might think that the increase in tempera ture outside, the longer days or perhaps daylight savings might be key indicators of this. Not so much in our house hold. Instead, it was four dreaded words from Mom (usually early on a Saturday morning), Time for spring clean ing! And so began the pro cess of cleaning and purging the house of stuff from the winter we had just endured. We would search every nook and cranny it seemed, cleaning spaces that I did not even know existed. Looking back on it now with hindsight being 20/20, as much as I saw spring cleaning as a nui sance and a hindrance to my fort building or baseball playing efforts, it was kind of refreshing to have a new start and to prepare for the sum mer of fun that lie ahead. But it took a little bit of work and elbow grease to get there. Some things in the house had to be rearranged, taken to the trash or perhaps given to someone who needed them more than I, in order to make-way for the new season ahead. This idea rings true not just in a custodial sense but in many areas of our lives whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. This spring there may be routines in your life that need to be moved around a bit so that you can see and think more clearly. Take a look at your schedule and simplify or de-clutter so that you can find more time for fam ily, volunteering or hob bies. Perhaps you have habits that need to be dis carded because they no longer have use in your life and are simply weighing you down. And still there may be those things that you might not have use for any longer, but a friend or neigh bor might just need that very thing. This may be something tangible or maybe just a lesson that you picked up along the way, but remember to pass along to others, the things that perhaps made you better so they too can grow and change. Regardless of the spring cleaning that may need to be done in your life, I encourage you to find some time to evaluate and start now! The stress and busyness of life may feel weighty to you, but reflection and action can become a huge relief. Pray and ask God what He may have for you to do in this sea son of fresh starts, as you Come before the throne of grace with boldness (Hebrews 4:16) The importance of renewal and refreshing for the next season is something that has become abundantly clear to me in my adult life, and particularly in the Navy. We find our selves in constant states of change in this organi zation whether it be from one PCS to another, one underway to the next, or a change of command or retirement. Each sea son of change brings about new opportunities to reflect on what has brought us to that point, shake off some dust and prepare for the next adventure ahead. Wherever you may find yourself this spring, remember that God desires to do new things in and through us every single day. The great and wise Solomon once wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:1, For everything there is a sea son, and a time for every matter under heaven Spring is just around the corner, so throw up the proverbial windows of life, let some fresh air and sunshine in, and see how God will refresh your spirit! Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 CHAPLAINSCORNERChaplain Justin Bernard USS New York Command Chaplain -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of the Naval Station Mayport Chapel congregation pose for a photo with Base Chaplain, Cmdr. Jay Cayangyang and his family before he ends his tour at the installation.See Deployment, Page 3

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and Sheffield Elementary with school counselors Marisa Negron and Ginger Brown, and Elementary with school counselors Ellen Golden and Shelia Handress. lies at no additional cost to the families assist with the unique challenges which counselors are licensed clinicians who familys request for additional counsel ors always remain in line of sight of a 904-741-7842. Or you can contact ing with your own reactions to the situation. The organizations indicat to you in dealing with not only your email at judith.cromartie@navy.mil you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.From Page 2DeploymentNew CMC Outlines His Goals For SailorsBy CMDCM Ross CramerNS Mayport Command Master Chief to fill. with you and introduce the area who reads The eral of those years right finest all along the way. Secondly, is to chal one of you, regardless of To my fellow Senior ... he attended Gunners he assumed duties and certified as a ed to Master-at-Arms was assigned duties to Arms, where he qualified assigned to Mid-Atlantic officer. Senior Enlisted Academy Officer. was selected for the awards. Squadron One and Rat. He led Squadron One through the tran GTMO. March 2014. CMDCM Ross Cramer NS Mayport Command Master Chief 2013 Associate of the Year-Photo courtesy of NEX MayportNavy Exchange Mayport General Manager Bill Hockenbury, along with NS Mayport CMDCM Bob White, left, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, right present the 2013 Associate of the Year award to Rochell Theresa Richardson on March 10. As Services Operations Clerk, Theresa is responsible for daily sales reconciliation, fuel dispensing audits, government charge sales, receiving, monthly inventory and close out, government credit card reconciliation, payroll, and many other duties. In that capacity, she deals with NEX patrons, NEX Mayport associates, Headquarters per sonnel, vendors and representatives from other government agencies. Help Keep Mayport CleanFrom NS Mayport Environ mental to collect litter and Saturday, March 22 on Bon Homme Richard Street. time frame. To learn more, call required. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Welcome To The CARNEYVAL!By Ensign Marina NanartowichUSS Carney PAOUSS Carney (DDG 64) reached the half way mark in her Fifth Fleet deployment earlier this month. Carney warriors celebrated with a weeklong CARNEYVAL among other activities, the week was complete with talent shows, corn hole tournaments and a Mongolian-style bar beque. The various events provided a much appreciated break in Carneys rigorous daily routine, allowing the crew a few moments to unwind. CARNEYVAL kicked off with Carneys origi nal version of culinary Fear Factor. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Salomon Mejia and other Culinary Specialists cooked up some interesting concoctions that were far from their nor mal delicious meals. Clams, peanut butter, syrup and Cheerios were among the secret ingre dients in the champion ship round of the event. Electronics Mate 2nd Class Vladymir Odysse won the event, proving that fear was not a fac tor for him and that he had the strongest stom ach onboard. Our Sailors work their tails off day in and day out, commented Command Master Chief Jon Lonsdale, CARNEYVAL was about letting them blow off some steam and promote esprit de corps within the Carney Nationmis sion accomplished! Other events dur ing the week included Carneys Got Talent, a talent show hosted on the mess decks by Carneys very own resi dent DJ, Electricians Technician 3rd Class Brian Woosley. Fire Controlman 3rd Class Higinio Jimenezsegura earned first place in the talent show with his acoustic rendition of Falling to Pieces by The Script complete with an original guitar solo to close the act. MWR ran an excit ing game night and the Chief Petty Officers hosted the Carney Nation favorite: MWR BINGO Night! Repair Division hosted Damage Control Olympics, which proved to be fun and an excellent oppor tunity for quality train ing. Participants raced against the clock as they went through a damage control obstacle course. The course started by dressing out in fire fighting gear and grab bing Oscar, the heavy dummy figure used for man overboard drills. After carrying Oscar down to medical, par ticipants heaved a fire hose down to the flight deck and put out a simulated fire. Senior Chief Damage Controlman Richard Simpson won the event, with Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Matthew Klimek in a close second. Carney Nation kept the competitive spirit alive during the Carney 5K. More than half the crew, approximately 140 Sailors, participated in the event by either running, biking, walking or using the elliptical to complete the 5K race. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kevin Neal won the event overall with a run time of 17:13. Neal and Gas Turbine Specialist (Mechanical) 2nd Class Joan Fanel, who finished with a time of 18:16, were the only two to defeat Command Master Chief Lonsdale, finish ing with a time of 18:29, in the Beat the CMC Challenge. Ensign Katherine Bollino, Ensign Fallon Puppolo and Turbine -Photos courtesy of USS The SullivansFormer Commanding Officer, Capt. Glenn Kuffel, stands proudly with the rest of CarneyNation on Carneys flight deck after address ing the crew and awarding Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins to Carney Sailors. Current Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Edward Crossman, left, and CMC Jonathan Lonsdale, right.See Carney, Page 5 Left, Lonsdale stands with the participants in this years CARNEVAL talent show. The sun set is framed on the shoulder of a Carney chief. Sailors open up dozens of boxes filled with goodies supplied by the Carney family readiness group. A Sailor gives thumbs up after completing a Carney 5K. More than half the crew, approximately 140 Sailors, participated in the Carney 5K by either running, biking, walking or using the elliptical to complete the 5K race. A Visit, Board, Search and Seizure(VBSS) team member from USS Carney prepares to train during the ships underway.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 5 Specialist (Mechanical) 3rd Class Mercedes Lopez were the top finishing females, Bollino winning the event with a 22:01 run time. The Family Readiness Group (FRG) sent doz ens of boxes filled with goodies for the Shoebox Auction. Carney Sailors enjoyed the surprises inside the boxes, relish ing a piece of home with each other. The week of fes tivities ended with an extravagant ice cream social and a gourmet Mongolian Barbeque. Carneys skilled Culinary Specialists worked their magic on the grill cooking up shrimp, chicken, scallops, beef, noodles and a variety of vegeta bles and sauces for the crew to enjoy. Every day the crew put together a differ ent event, Carneys Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Eddie Crossman commented, It really mixed things up and engaged their competi tive spirit. Four months into a deplopyment it can be difficult to main tain motivation. The CARNEYVAL week put on by the crew, for the crew was a great way to get over that motiva tional wall. The crew is motivational, in shape and meeting all mission tasking! Carney continues to conduct Maritime Security Operations and stay trained and ready to answer the call to nation al tasking in the Arabian Gulf.From Page 4Carney Sailors play corn hole during the week-long CARNEYVAL events. Sailors work on a small arms familiarization qualifications during the under way. The crew of USS Carney perform an unrep during the deployment. Sailors prepare for an underway replenishment (unrep) Sailors compete in a Damage Control Olympics competition held during CARNEYVAL week. A CarneySailor goes for Bingo during a fun Bingo competition sponsored by the Carney CPO Mess. USS Carney (DDG 64) reached the half way mark in her Fifth Fleet deployment earlier this month. Carney continues to conduct Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf. A Sailor races to put out a fire during the Damage Control Olympics competition Sailors are recognized for their hard work during an awards ceremony on board the ship.

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The following activi ties target single or unac companied Sailors. For more information, call 270-7788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. March 21: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. March 22-23: Megacon in Orlando. Van departs 8 a.m. $40 for hotel and transpor tation only; $30 per day at the door. Sign up by March 19 March 24: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. March 29: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 1 p.m. Transportation only. March 31: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 4: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. March 20: Teen Art Walk Field Trip. 4:309 p.m.; Meet at the Teen Center. Bring your own money; permission slip required. 246-0347 March 28: Freedom FridayLets Go to the Drive In! Movie Night. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permit ting. 270-5680 April 4: Teen Movie Trip: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Ages 13+. Meet at the Teen Center. Bring your own money; per mission slip required. 246-0347 April 11: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permit ting. 270-5680 April 25: Operation Megaphone Worldwide LockIn. 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at the Teen Center. $18 advanced sign up, $20 day of if space permits. Permission slip required. Intramural Sports March 25: Mens Captains Cup Kickball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. 270-5451 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 rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling 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 hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music vid eos, light show and col ored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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 pro vide proper ID) -Photo by Rita HammerstadMore than 142 runners came out last Tuesday for the MWR Catch A Leprechaun 5K Fun Run. Pictured from left, Angie Michalak, Roch Schwarz, Leprechaun Megan Moore of MWR Fitness, Cmdr. Jose Fuentes of C4F Mark Bergman, John Gosztyla and Art Porcelli. Winner of $50 gift card was Petty Officer Michael McMurry of ATG. Tuesdays 5K Run was sponsored by University of Phoenix and First Command. The next run will be Spring Forward on April 8 at 8:10 a.m. start in front of the Fitness Center. For more information, call 904-2707719.Catch a Leprechaun Run MWR Softball Pre-Season-Photo by Rita HammerstadHSL-48 Vipers win the softball pre-season opener. For more info on getting your team involved contact Rita at 904-270-7719. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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-Photo by Paige GnannHundreds of Sailors, dependents, retirees and civilians got a chance to learn more about services and attractions available to them at the annual MWR Expo and Travel Show held Thursday at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Above, attendees enjoy food prepared by several vendors. Below, an attendee talks to a representative from Medieval Times.MWR Expo A HitAuto Skills Center March Special: Tire Balance: Buy 3, get the 4th FREE and 4-wheel brake job $140 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 pay outs 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 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! 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! 270-7205 March 28: Call of Duty: Ghost Tournament 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Try your luck on the PS4 for a chance at great prizes. 270-7205 April 5: Take Me Out to the Ballgame 4 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Celebrate the beginning of baseball season. Whiffleball challenge, drink spe cials, snacks and prizes. 270-7205 April 7: NCAA National Basketball Championship Watch the game and see if you won the bracket. 2707205 April 25: Foosball Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Give our new foosball table a try for a chance at great prizes. April 26: UFC 172Jones vs. Texiera 10 p.m. at Castaways. Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 ITT March 8: MWR Travel Expo 10 a.m.1 p.m. at MWR Fitness Center Gymnasium. 60 vendors, food samples, giveaways and more. 270-5228 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 7

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USS Simpson Strengthens Ties In MoroccoBy Lt.j.g. Julie RosaUSS Simpson PAOGuided missile frig ate USS Simpson (FFG 56) recently conduct ed a 4-day port visit to Casablanca, Morocco during its deployment to the 6th Fleet area of oper ation. Simpsons multi-purpose visit to Morocco provided great strides in strengthening the relationship between our two countries, re-enforced our foreign cooperation, and provided a liberty opportunity for the crew which continued to pro mote trust in America and its citizens. Prior to mooring in Casablanca USS Simpson and the RMN Hassan II exchanged opportunities to hone their Maritime Interdiction Operation skills in the execution of an underway exercise flawlessly designed and coordinated by the Royal Moroccan Navy. Both countries Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) teams deployed utilizing their own organic assets to practice compliant boardings and conduct personnel and space searches. Overall it was an enlightening experience to compare tactics and techniques with a pro ficient VBSS team from a foreign country. Both teams gained a fresh look that yielded significant impressions responsible for delivering new ideas and experiences that will improve our manner of approach; and we look forward to working with the Royal Moroccan Navy again said Ensign Andrew Hahn, Simpsons Boarding Officer. Additionally, the Moroccans also designed a series of ship maneuvers responsible for close control of all assets and safely transitioning them through a series of syn chronous tactical for mations. These events were so well designed with the use of Allied Publications that neither ship required a face-toface planning conference or brief prior to conduct ing the events. The communications, exercise organization documents, and professionalism of Hassan II ensured the exercise was conducted with superb ship han dling skill and safety. Upon completion of the at sea exercise, Simpson moored in the busiest commercial port in Morocco and immediately opened the brow to awaiting visitors. Several crew members participated See Simpson, Page 9 USS Simpson Sailors and members of the Moroccan American Volunteer group pose for a picture in front of the Moroccan flag at the Bennani Center for Girls during a recent port visit to Casablanca, Morocco. Hull Technician 2nd Class (AW) Donald White from USS Simpson and Lt. Cmdr. James Meadows from HSM-46 Det. 8 do some needed gardening at the Bennani School for Girls. Operations Specialist Seaman (SW) Brian Darby and Machinists Mate 2nd Class (SW) Kevin Trinidad play a raucous game of musical chairs with their group of girls at the Bennani School for Girls. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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in interviews and tours with many Moroccan press representatives. Simpsons 1st Lieutenant Ensign Arabia Littlejohn fielded questions on the pier while the Combat Systems Officer Lt. John Bear led the group on a tour. After taking on sup plies Simpsons off duty crew members were able to enjoy some lib erty. Sailors practiced their bargaining skills visiting the Old Medina where hundreds of ven dors sell their wares. Many returned from liberty with various Moroccan items such as, hand carved wooden pieces, rugs, and other decorative items. Other places of interest were the Moroccan Mall and Anfa Point where Sailors were able to do enjoy more shopping, try tra ditional Moroccan food, and soak up the local culture. Ricks Caf was also a place that Sailors frequented. It is the restaurant made famous by the classic American love story Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The highlight of the visit came on day two. More than 30 Simpson Sailors volunteered to visit the Bennani School for Girls to lend a hand gardening, baking, teaching, and playing several games and sports with the residents. The Bennani School houses orphaned or disadvan taged girls ranging from age 7 to 18. The community relations partici pants volunteered along side local college stu dents from the Moroccan American Volunteer group who were able to help translate and explain the various proj ects or games taking place during the day. summed the day up by saying, I couldnt be more proud of this crews unselfish dedica tion to our Navys mis sion as demonstrat ed by their volunteer work conducted at the Benanni Center Girls School, said Cmdr. Chris Follin, Simpsons commanding officer. This event was a major highlight of their port visit that will never be forgotten by our Sailors or the bright faces of the school children. Throughout the port visit, the Royal Moroccan Navy gra ciously offered to host Simpson Sailors on tours to Hassan II Mosque. Hassan II Mosque is touted as the 3rd largest mosque in the world, has the highest religious minaret in the world at 200 meters and can house 25,000 worship pers at one time. Each Sailor participating in the tour was in awe of the sheer size, beauty, and amount of min ute detail built into the mosque. While some Sailors were on liberty oth ers across all depart ments kept busy pre paring the ship for the largest reception of this 2013-2014 AFRICOM deployment. The flight deck tent was erected, lights rigged along all sides, flags were hung to adorn the hangar bay, and tables and bars were set up around the flight deck. The Culinary Specialists created a large and diverse spread of food to accommodate the different tastes of our multi-national guests. The meal was topped off with cakes depicting the US and Moroccan flags and a blue ice sculpture of Simpsons mascot, the Falcon. More than 200 people attended the reception ranging from local busi ness owners, Foreign Embassy delegates, military personnel from different nations, and of course Simpson Sailors. Due to most guests speaking French and only limited English there was some difficul ty with translation, but everyone displayed good spirits and managed to communicate enough to enjoy each others com pany. The reception was a huge success on all accounts and attend ees were very pleased with the dcor, ambi ance, food, refreshments, and the people present. Many Sailors were able to make connections with local residents and get advice on places to go, best restaurants to visit, and local items that should be brought home. Some guests even offered to show Sailors around personally, showing kindness that exempli fies the Moroccan peo ple. As USS Simpson departed Casablanca Follin said, I am very pleased Simpson was given another opportuni ty to visit Casablanca and to operate with the Royal Moroccan Navy. Its not very often that one of our ships has the opportunity to re-visit friends we made on a previous deployment. More than 50 percent of the crew remains on board since our last visit in January/ February 2012 and we enjoyed building upon the cooperative efforts and interoperability in training that both of our Navies strengthened during our last visit. When we share ideas and learn to operate togeth er, we become twice as strong a force capable of delivering a more secure world for our children to enjoy. From Page 8Simpson Senior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Allen Bylls conducts VBSS training with a Moroccan boarding team during a recent joint exercise between USS Simpson FFG-56 and Moroccan vessel Hassan II. 1st Lieutenant Ensign Arabia Littlejohn conducts an interview with Moroccan journalists during Simpsons port visit to Casablanca, Morocco. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Chris Follin talks with Rear Adm. Mnarek Dakhni of the Royal Moroccan Navy during Simpsons reception onboard in Casablanca. Logistics Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Jacob McLeod poses for a picture with his new friend Zineb El (a member of the Moroccan American Volunteer Group) at the Bennani Center for Girls while doing a community relations. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 9

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10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Haly Refurbishes Local Park In ColombiaBy OS2(SW) Quintrel R. BrownUSS Halyburton Public AffairsTen Sailors from the USS Halyburton (FFG 40) crew teamed up with Colombian Navy sailors to conduct a community relation project, refur bishing a local park in Cartagena, Colombia. This was Halyburtons first community relat ed project during their Caribbean Sea deploy ment conducting counter illicit trafficking opera tions in support of U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet sup port U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in coop erative maritime security operations to maintain access, enhance interop erability, and build enduring partnerships to promote peace, stabil ity, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Prior to the community relation project, Chief Andres Vega of the Colombian Navy gave a few of the Halyburton Sailors a brief tour of the Colombian Navy Frigate, ARC Antioquia FM-53. It looked like a cruise ship inside, said Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory. Shortly after the tour, Halyburton Sailors enjoyed a short boat ride to the small island of Tierra Bomba, only 10 minutes from the main land of Cartagena, to start the refurbishing of the village park. With the Sailors work ing diligently side-byside, the task of picking up debris and hanging tires for swings was complete in less than two hours. The children were so excited to get new swings, that they jumped on them before we had finished hanging them up, said Chief Logistics Specialist Leketa Gaines. Finishing the park early left the Sailors an opportunity to socialize with the children and local villagers. Its a very rewarding experience to be able to bring smiles to faces to those less fortunate than myself, says Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kordrey Rucker. This event was coordinated by USS Halyburtons Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) team. CSADD is designed to create command activity alter natives using resources and tools that promote good decision-making and enabling leadership development at the most junior level. This is the seventh community relation project that I have organized since being onboard and I hope to plan many more before Halyburton decommissions, said Operation Specialist 2nd Class Quintrel R. Brown. This deployment is Halyburtons last deployment in her 30-year career, as she is scheduled to decom mission later this year. Her keel was laid Sept. 26, 1980 and she was commissioned Jan. 7, 1984. She is named for Petty Officer 2nd Class William David Halyburton, a pharma cists mate, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism, May 10, 1945, while serving with the Marine Rifle Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division on Okinawa. -Photos courtesy of USS HalyburtonChief Petty Officer Andres Vega of Colombian Navy, Electriconics Technician Second Class Surface Warfare Samuel Whisman, Hospitalman Seaman Arick Price, Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer Leketa Gaines, Culinary Specialist Seaman Montrel Moore, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Kordrey Rucker, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Emmanuel Appiahkubi, Personnel Specialist Seaman Rueben Cruz, Informations Systems Technician Second Class Chester Sumbry, Operations Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Quintrel Brown, Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory and local children in vil lage of Tierra Bomba Island. Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Emmanuel Appiahkubi, and Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer Leketa Gaines assist in holding the tire swing as Colombian Navy Chief Petty Officer Andres Vega tie and hang them. Local child lends a hand to Hospitalman Seaman Arick Price, while sweeping up the trash in the park. Local children in village of Tierra Bomba Island pose for a picture.

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C4F Admiral Speaks At WWII Photo ExhibitionBy Lt. Megan DoonerU.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet, spoke at a brunch for The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II photo exhibition, held at the Cultural Center in Ponte Vedra on Monday, March 3. This National exhibit, photographed and curated by Thomas Sanders, tells the story of WWII through photos and the words of its veterans. The brunch was attended by over 60 WWII veterans and family members. Petty Officer Second Class Robert Wise, USN retired, at age 95, is the oldest living WWII veteran in Northeast Florida. Wise spoke with Harris about the pride he has in African Americans being in the service. I was glad, as I was telling [Harris], that it was nice to see a high ranking African American officer. Because when I was in, there was segregation and the (Naval) Academy usually washed them out. I am glad he made it. He was proud to see that I had served on subma rines. There were only 2400 African-Americans in the submarine force during WWII, said Wise. Captain Donald Miller, USN retired, also served aboard submarines and was involved in the bat tle of Leyte Gulf. Miller commented on how much he enjoyed the brunch and how mean ingful it was to be part of such an event. Very rewarding really, and very enjoyable. I appreciate that they took an interest in what we did. People in our country taking an interest is very heartwarming, said Miller. Harris spoke with both of these veterans at the brunch and commented on his time with them. I had the great honor of meeting two of our WWII Submarine Shipmates. Both are still in fighting shape and continue to be great advocates for our great Navy. Both were very proud of their time in the Silent Service, said Harris. Community relations opportunities such as this are of great importance to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. The exhibit will be on display at the Cultural Center from March 3 to April 4. In conjunction with the National exhibit, The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II, the Cultural Center is also hosting the Local Heroes exhibition, with photo graphs of local veterans submitted by members of the community. For more information, visit http://www.ccpvb.org/ the-last-good-war-exhi bition.html or call the Cultural Center at (904) 280-0614. -Photo taken by Florida Cultural CenterU.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris posses for a group photo with Robert Wise (left) and Capt. (Ret.) Donald Miller, during a WWII photo exhibition in Ponte Vedra, March 3. Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris speaks to people attending a WWII photo exhibition in Ponte Vedra, March 3. Control System (EMCS), which controls temperatures in over 50 buildings at Naval Station Mayport. They make sure and set the building temperatures to a certain comfort level, not allowing person nel to adjust the thermostats, which in turn controls ener gy waste. Another important assistance is the building energy monitors. Every building or command needs a moni tor to report to the IEM any issues or repairs to be made to conserve energy. Personnel can report any issues to their monitor, who in turn sends it up through the chain of com mand directly to the energy manager. According to Vidal, the monitors are his biggest line of defense. The moniters play a key role to help conserve energy, he said. They are the ones who report energy problems to the energy team, so we can take care of the problem and help to conserve energy. Base housing energy con sumption is another problem area. With some many units and only a few monitors for the area it is tough at times to get everyone on board to help conserve energy. Some bases in the last few years have started to present energy bills for residents if their consumption exceeds certain limits. This has not happened at naval Station Mayport, but brings to reality that everyone needs to do their part to conserve energy. Naval Station Mayport is improving, as a base on the consumption of energy this year over years past, Vidal said. With the improve ments of the EMCS unit and other projects in the works we are becoming more energy efficient and are controlling energy waste. We are striving toward the future and it is up to everyone to do their part to help energy conservation.From Page 1Energy THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 11

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Phil Sea Departs TurkeyFrom USS Philippine Sea Public AffairsThe guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG), departed Aksaz, Turkey March 12, to continue its scheduled deployment in the 6th fleet area of operations. The port visit pro vided an opportunity to work with our part ners and strengthen bonds between the U.S. and Turkey, refuel and restock the ship, and allow the crew to have liberty. Philippine Seas crew was able to enjoy the beautiful city of Aksaz and its many dif ferent shops and restau rants. The people were very friendly, the food was delicious, and we had an amazing time experi encing the culture, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Welshman. The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) office offered mul tiple different prearranged tours giving Sailors opportunities to immerse themselves into the local culture. Some of the tours included trips to the historical city of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary house while other tours offered the chance to experience Turkish mud baths and hot springs. Philippine Sea also hosted 10 Turkish offi cers for a luncheon and tour of the ship includ ing an SH-60R Seahawk helicopter demonstra tion. The luncheon served as a wonderful opportu nity to thank the Turkish naval officers for hosting us in Aksaz, said Lt. j.g. Molly Hanas, the ships navigator. We enjoyed learning the similarities and differences between our naval cultures. -Photo by MC3 Abe McNattSailors heave a line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs from Aksaz, Turkey. Philippine Sea is on a scheduled deploy ment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility. Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy BBCBalfour Beatty Communities would like to con gratulate Mr. and Mrs. Pollock who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Pollock Family and all of our residents who live with Balfour Beatty Communities! Cpl. Pollock is a field training officer in the patrol division and Mrs. Pollock is a full-time nursing student. Will you be the next Resident of the Week? For more details about the program, please call 904-270-8870. OPERATIO N: I DENTIFICATIO NCancer is one of our children's biggest enemies; but if identied early, a child's chances of survival are greatly enhanced.Parents, please be aware of these warning signs: Call 800-822-6344 or visit stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Increased Assignment Flexibility Allows Detailers To Fill Anticipated VacanciesFrom Navy Personnel Com mand Public AffairsA change to person nel policy now allows detailers to write orders directing the trans fer of Sailors up to six months prior to or after their Projected Rotation Date (PRD), according to NAVADMIN 058/14 released Mar 13. Additionally, shore duty Sailors in pay grades E-4 to E-9 may be pulled for Early Return to Sea Duty, after hav ing completed at least 24-months ashore. A change to MILPERSMAN 1306104 gives Navy detail ers increased flexibil ity in filling anticipated fleet vacancies on time with a fully trained and qualified relief. Although the use of the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, Sea Duty Incentive Pay, and the Chief Petty Officer Early Return to Sea programs have made progress in improving fleet manning, there are times when the number of fleet vacancies and/ or the associated train ing requirements for those positions do not align with the number or availability dates of Sailors in their orders negotiation window. PRDs will not be adjusted and the cur rent Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application and detail ing policies remain unchanged. Sailors will still enter their CMS/ID order negotiation win dow nine months prior to their PRD. However, when they are selected for their next assign ment, their orders may direct transfer ear lier than the previous three months prior to four months after their PRD allowed. The actu al transfer date will be determined by the com mencement of training for the prospective job and the date of the antic ipated fleet vacancy they are being ordered to fill. Additionally, when the number of critical fleet vacancies exceeds the number of sea duty roll ers, detailers may con tact shore duty Sailors that are approaching or beyond 24-months ashore, and consider them for an early return to sea move. When being considered for an early return to sea require ment, Sailors will be con tacted by their detailer, and their current command will be contacted by their placement coor dinator, and they will be afforded a 30-day win dow to submit an impact statement for consider ation regarding their early transfer. Also, nuclear enlisted sailors will have their initial sea tour PRDs set in accordance with their prescribed sea tour lengths. This change removes unnecessary administration from the ships, allows for more accurate personnel inventory reports and provides our Sailors with more accurate PRDs upon receipt of orders to their initial aircraft car rier sea tour.HSM 74 Det. 2 Completes 2,000 Safe LandingsBy MC3 Lorenzo J. BurlesonUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsSailors assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 74 Detachment 2, embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), completed 2,000 safe deck hits on deployment March 4. The mark signifies the number of deck landings that detachment 2, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, has complet ed since being deployed in the 5th Fleet Area of Operation. The crew consists of six pilots, four enlisted air crewmen, and 18 maintenance personnel responsible for the employment and support of two MH-60 R Seahawk helicopters. The aircrew has done an outstanding job and has dedicated many hours to reach this mark, said Lt. Cmdr. Jack Clark, detachment officer in charge. To reach this mark safely required the efforts of the entire air crew and strict attention to detail. Since the beginning of deployment, Detachment 2 has completed seven phase maintenance inspections and resultant functional check flights (FCF). Twelve air crewmen have qualified enlisted surface warfare specialist and two have qualified enlisted avia tion warfare specialist during deployment. In addition Detachment 2 has flown over 1,000 flight hours and have qualified three pilots as helicopter aircraft com manders (HAC), said Lt. Kyle Stewart, a pilot assigned to Detachment 2. It was our goal to reach new milestones during this deployment and the commitment of the aircrew have made reaching that goal pos sible, said Stewart. We have to continue to push forward as a detachment and qualify our Sailors to help support the entire air wing. Air crewmen said they are proud to have achieved 2,000 deck hits while deployed, and take pride in maintaining, repairing and inspecting their helicopters. Its a rewarding moment to know that Im part of something as big as 2,000 deck landings, said Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class (AW/NAWS) Britt Turner. I look for ward to increasing this milestone as we con tinue to provide support throughout deployment. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Lorenzo J. BurlesonAviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Seth Courtney gives hand signals to the pilot of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 74, on the flight deck of the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. 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14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 No Dough Dinner Mayport USO will host a No Dough Dinner on March 24 from 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf is on the menu for that day. USO Memorial Golf Tournament The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 21, 2014 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Funds raised go directly to support the troops and their families. Lt. Dan Band Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band will be performing at Deweys at NAS Jacksonville on Friday, March 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. This is a free concert. Please bring chairs and blankets. No outside food or drink permit ted however, there will be concessions available. The kids zone will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (904) 5423491. A Salute To Women In The Military: Past & Present FestivalFriday, March 28 The Greater Jacksonville Area USO will be hosting a FREE festival honoring women in the military. The festi val will be Friday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Navy Federal across from the Yorktown Gate. There will be live music, appearances by Morgan Frazier and A&Es Rodeo Girls, jump houses, and much more including a presentation by Capt. JoEllen Drag Oslund, (Ret.). This festival is free an open to the pub lic. Country Concert At MavericksTribute To Women In The Military Join us at Mavericks on Saturday, March 29 for a tribute to women in the military hosted by A&Es Rodeo Girls. See Morgan Frazier, Jamie Davis, Rionn Page and concert headliner DARRYL WORLEY at Mavericks. See the attached flyer for more info. Tickets are on sale now at www.mav ericksatthelanding. com. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25.00 for VIP. Active Duty, Retirees, and dependents receive $5 off with presentation of valid military I.D. card. Adventure Landing Fun-Raiser Mark your calen dars for Thursday, April 10 from 5-9 p.m. The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is hosting a FUN-raiser night at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach. Tickets are $10 per per son ($25 off the ticket price at the gate) and include unlimited laser tag, miniature golf, gokarts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets can be purchased at the Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices. Tickets are open to active duty, retirees, national guard, reservists, dod, and dependents. Tickets are $10 each cash only. 2014 Players Championships Birdies For Charity Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased to be par ticipating in the 2014 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity pro gram. This unique com munity-based fundrais ing initiative is held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 5-11, 2014. We encour age you to visit www. birdiesforcharity.play erschampionship.com, where you will have the opportunity to make a donation to your Greater Jacksonville Area USO AND to become eli gible to win a fabulous grand prize! Upon mak ing your donation, you will be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tourna ment. The individual who guesses the exact number of birdies made (or closet thereto) at the 2014 PLAYERS will win $5,000. In addition, the charity that the individ ual supports with their entry, will receive an additional $5,000 bonus. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker question will be used to determine the winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 7. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that introduces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to estab lish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of military life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, provide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reimburse 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. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old maga zines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! There is a computer resource center avail able to all service members with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. 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, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.Learn How To Market Yourself From FFSCThe Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a once-a-year presenta tion on transition here, on March 31, from 8:3011 a.m. in Ocean Breeze Conference Center. The presentation entitled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career is offered by The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is FREE to attendees. All ranks may attend, though it is geared towards officers and senior NCOs. Spouses, civilians, and retirees are also welcome. In the current environ The Transition Center at MOAA provides this presentation to teach the latest trends in transi tion to include resume writing, networking, use of LinkedIn, leveraging social media, and mar keting yourself. It also educates lead ers in the transition process in order to coach and mentor their subor dinate, especially dur ing these times of force reductions, selective retirement boards, etc. The presentation will be given by Colonel John D. Sims, USA (Ret), a deputy director at the Transition Center at MOAAs national head quarters in Alexandria, Virginia. To RSVP for the seminar or for further information, contact the FFSC at 270-6600, x1701. FFSC Classes Help Manage Navy LifeFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more informa tion about the classes or to reg ister call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue. March 20, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 24, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., IA (Individual Augmentee) Family Connection Group, USO March 24, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Part 2:Targeting Your Resume, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 24, 10 a.m.-Noon, Active Parenting, Bldg. 1 Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parent ing skills that are discussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include: your child, ior, acter in your child, your child, cooperate, Each week a different topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation required for all 6 sessions. March 24, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 March 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stress Management, Bldg. 1 Room 702 Wellness Center Stress is a normal part of everyones life. It can be ener gizing and a factor in motivat ing us. But too much stress, without relief, can have debili tating effects. This program is designed to provide partici pants with an understanding of what stress is and how it affects them. The class also helps par ticipants begin to look at their own lives and development way to cope with stress and make life style changes. March 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Part 1:Organizing Your Job Search & Networking, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 26, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), Bldg. 1 Room 1616 March 26, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 27, 9 a.m.11 a.m., Relationship Communication, 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 iden tify barriers to effective com munication. Class is held every month from 3-hour class. March 27, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, Bldg. Room 702 March 31, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Part 2:Targeting Your Resume, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 31, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 31, 10 a.m.-Noon, Active Parenting, Bldg. 1 Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parenting skills that are discussed as well as are challenges that are faced by all families include: your child, ior, acter in your child, your child, cooperate, Each week a different topic is thoroughly covered via dis cussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation required for all 6 sessions. USONEWS

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CHINFO Award Winner CARNEYVAL TimeCarney Celebrates Halfway Point Pages 4-5 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com By MC1 Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastAs Naval Station Mayport pushes to execute its energy mission of promot ing positive command, conservation and behav ior change, Navy leaders are looking to installation energy managers (IEMs) to help shape energy culture across the region. Funded by Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC), IEMs track energy usage at bases, facilitate new projects, and meet with leadership to tackle a variety of energy challenges. The man tasked with this daunting task is new Naval Station Mayport Installation Energy Manager Chris Vidal. He is the contact person at the base, but needs all person nel to support him to making energy conservation a part of their day to day operations. Everyone needs to be aware of their surround ing areas, and eliminate energy waste, Vidal said. Everyone needs to buy in. There are many little things people can do to conserve energy. Making sure to turn off lights and computers at night and making sure electrical items are secured. If people waste energy by not doing these things, there can be a huge energy waste issue. One of the major conser vation projects the energy team has implemented is an Energy Management -Photo by OS2 Michael ChildsUSS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) an Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigate conducts an in-flight refueling of an MH60R helicopter from HSM-46 Detachment Five. Samuel B. Roberts and the detachment deployed March 14 to participate in Joint Warrior 14-2, a semi-annual, United Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations.By Ensign Zachary KeatingNavy Public Affairs Support Element EastSix ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotland, March 14, to par ticipate in Joint Warrior 14-2, a semiannual, United Kingdom-led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. Sailors aboard guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B Roberts (FFG 58), guidedmissile cruisers USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Ross (DDG 71), and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawa (T-AO 196) will participate in the exercise, which is intended to improve interoperability between allied navies in an operationally challenging environ ment. Joint Warrior provides our Sailors with an opportunity to work with our coali tion partners in a unique tactical envi ronment, said Capt. Cary Krause, com mander, DESRON 26. This exercise will enhance our ability to operate with our allied navies, and will prepare our participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. The U.S. Navy did not participate in Joint Warrior in 2013 due to budgetary constraints. However, with a new bud get in place, the Department of Defense approved the Navys participation in Joint Warrior 14-1 because this exercise also serves as a pre-deployment certification event for the participating U.S. ships. The entire spectrum of planned activities is a chance for our ships to train and hone their skills before their upcom ing deployments, said Krause. We are thankful for this opportunity and excited to return to Scotland to participate in this exercise with our allies. Joint Warrior will begin in late March and will last approximately two weeks. It will involve air, sea and ground assets from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Exercise scenarios include small boat attacks, boarding operations, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, and ship maneuverability tasks. More than 30 individu al units, including aviation, surface, and subsurface, are participating and playing a distinct role.Team Effort To Conserve Energy At NS MayportSBR, HSM-46 Leave For Joint Warrior Exercise See Energy, Page 11 Sharpen Your Pencils Today Wraps Up Spring Advancement Exam CycleE-4 Exams will be held at Mayport Fitness Center at 6:30 a.m. Bring ID card for admittance.Want To See More Of Your Favorite Command?Check Out The Mirrors Photo Gallery Online At www.mayportmirror.com

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 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. Naval Station Mayport Capt. Wesley McCall ..........................................................................................Commanding Officer Cmdr. Patrick Pickard ...............................................................................................Executive Officer CMDCM Robert L. White ...............................................................................Command Master Chief Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff MCC William Townsend ......................................................................................Public Affairs Officer GSM3 Hillary Hicks ............................................................................Assistant Public Affairs Officer Paige Gnann...............................................................................................................................Editor The Mirror is distributed without charge throughout Mayports Navy community, including the Naval Station, onand off-base Navy housing areas, and ships, squadrons and staffs homeported at NS Mayport. Copies are also available at the Naval Stations Public Affairs Office, Building 1, and The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday at 4 p.m., one week prior to publication. News and articles should be submitted to the Public Affairs Office, or mailed to: The Mirror P.O. Box 280032 Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228-0032 Commercial: (904) 270-7817 Ext. 1012 DSN: 270-7817 Ext. 1012 Commercial FAX (904) 270-5329 DSN FAX: 270-5329 Email: mayportmirror@comcast.net CO Actionline: 270-5589 or 1-800-270-6307 This DoD newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Mirror are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy. Published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy or The Florida Times-Union, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Public Affairs Office. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher. Inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to: Shipmates, This March has been a period of new beginnings and bittersweet endings. I want to welcome CMDCM Ross Cramer to the Mayport team. CMC Cramer is returning to Naval Station Mayport after serving as CMC of the RIVRONs in Norfolk and most recently as CMC of NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is not a stranger to Mayport. He served here as the Security Department LCPO in 2007 before moving on to CMC duties onboard USS Halyburton and USS Carney. I look forward to working with CMC Cramer and building on the great works of his predecessor, CMDCM Bob White. Thank you CMC White for all that you have accomplished during your tenure here at Naval Station Mayport. Your leadership and guidance has been immeasurable and it has been my pleasure to work with you. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I also want to say fair winds and following seas to Cmdr. Jay Cayangyang. Chaplain Cayangyang is returning to civilian life after serving as Naval Station Mayports Command Chaplain for the past two years. Chaplain Cayangyang and his family became an integral part of our installations community through his inspirational Sunday morning services and his tre mendous work throughout our local community. Naval Station Mayport will miss Jay, Linda and their entire family. I want to welcome home Cmdr. Chris Follin and the crew of USS Simpson (FFG 56), with embarked HSM 46 Detachment Eight, after a six month NATO deployment during which they successfully conducted theater secu rity operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. USS Simpson and Detachment Eight deployed with four Fire Scout (MQ-8B) Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical (VTLT) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). WELCOME HOME! While we are welcoming home USS Simpson, we are also preparing to say goodbye to USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) on March 28. Commissioned in 1984, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate was named after Lieutenant Robert G. Bradley, who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his heroism on USS Princeton (CVL-23) during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over the years, the crews of RGB have proven themselves as warriors of the sea time and time again. Mayport will miss the Fightin 49. As many of you know, our CNO, Admiral Jonathan Greenert stopped by Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday to hold an All Hands Call to discuss budget and ethical issues, as well as to answer questions from Sailors in the audience. It was a great opportunity for the fleet to engage with the CNO and for him to address their concerns. Lastly, I just wanted to remind you to turn off the light when you leave a room, shut down your computer when you leave for the evening and dont leave windows open with the air conditioner running. Naval Station Mayport has joined other military installations in implementing energy conservation tactics to help make our military greener and more cost efficient. Help us all by doing your part. Please continue sending your sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them to wesley.mccall@navy.mil. Capt. Wesley McCall NS Mayport Commanding Officer CAPTAINSCORNERResources For Family Deployment IssuesWith so many com mands deployed or about to be deployed at this time, the emotional effects may be impact ing your child. While most military dependents are able to deal well with a deployment of a parent, other children may exhibit behav ioral changes. While a military parent may understand a childs reactions to deployment and have learned to spot these reactions, the par ent may not know how to address them. First and foremost you need to seek help for the child. While emotional responses vary from child to child, there are some similarities in how children feel when their lives are impacted by a deployment, especially to a war zone. Some com mon responses include the following: Limiting exposure to media coverage of the war will help the child feel encouraged and safe at a time when the world seems a dangerous place. If the child is exhibit ing these responses and seems to need help beyond what you can provide or the school, there are resources available to the military family to provide help for your child and you. Take advantage of existing supports which are provided by a number of organizations. The Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer various programs which range from crisis and information, to stress management and parenting workshops. Each center has profes sional counselors avail able for individual and family consultations. It is part of the Fleet and Family Support Centers mission to ensure that Navy families have the support they need to deal with a childs response to deployment. Contact the FFSC at NS Mayport by calling 904-270-6600. Military OneSource provides access to faceto-face counseling; short-term solutionfocused telephone con sultation; and online consultation for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve (regardless of activation status), and their fami lies. Contact Military OneSource 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-342-9647 or www. militaryonesource.com. The Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program also provides short-term, situational, problem-solving coun seling services to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and their families. The Department of Defense Educational Activity Fund has now provid ed MFLCs in several of Duval County Public schools. Currently, these MFLCs are in place to assist dependent chil dren in the following schools: Finegan Elementary with school counselor Donna Davis, Mayport Elementary and Jax Beach Elementary with school counselors Melissa Hammond and Carla Forest-Crumley, at Mayport Middle with school counselor Adrienne Wakefield, Venetia Elementary and John Stockton Elementary with school counselors Natoria Campbell and Cheryle Roman, Oceanway Middle and San Mateo Elementary with school counselors Amelia Williams and Duane Monte, New Berlin Elementary KNOWINGTHE ROPESJudy Cromartie School Liaison OfficerSpring Cleaning Is A Time To Prepare For FutureGrowing up I remem ber very clearly the change in seasons from winter to spring. One might think that the increase in tempera ture outside, the longer days or perhaps daylight savings might be key indicators of this. Not so much in our house hold. Instead, it was four dreaded words from Mom (usually early on a Saturday morning), Time for spring cleaning! And so began the pro cess of cleaning and purging the house of stuff from the winter we had just endured. We would search every nook and cranny it seemed, cleaning spaces that I did not even know existed. Looking back on it now with hindsight being 20/20, as much as I saw spring cleaning as a nuisance and a hindrance to my fort building or baseball playing efforts, it was kind of refreshing to have a new start and to prepare for the sum mer of fun that lie ahead. But it took a little bit of work and elbow grease to get there. Some things in the house had to be rearranged, taken to the trash or perhaps given to someone who needed them more than I, in order to make-way for the new season ahead. This idea rings true not just in a custodial sense but in many areas of our lives whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. This spring there may be routines in your life that need to be moved around a bit so that you can see and think more clearly. Take a look at your schedule and simplify or de-clutter so that you can find more time for fam ily, volunteering or hob bies. Perhaps you have habits that need to be dis carded because they no longer have use in your life and are simply weighing you down. And still there may be those things that you might not have use for any longer, but a friend or neigh bor might just need that very thing. This may be something tangible or maybe just a lesson that you picked up along the way, but remember to pass along to others, the things that perhaps made you better so they too can grow and change. Regardless of the spring cleaning that may need to be done in your life, I encourage you to find some time to evaluate and start now! The stress and busyness of life may feel weighty to you, but reflection and action can become a huge relief. Pray and ask God what He may have for you to do in this season of fresh starts, as you Come before the throne of grace with boldness (Hebrews 4:16) The importance of renewal and refreshing for the next season is something that has become abundantly clear to me in my adult life, and particularly in the Navy. We find our selves in constant states of change in this organi zation whether it be from one PCS to another, one underway to the next, or a change of command or retirement. Each season of change brings about new opportunities to reflect on what has brought us to that point, shake off some dust and prepare for the next adventure ahead. Wherever you may find yourself this spring, remember that God desires to do new things in and through us every single day. The great and wise Solomon once wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:1, For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven Spring is just around the corner, so throw up the proverbial windows of life, let some fresh air and sunshine in, and see how God will refresh your spirit! Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 CHAPLAINSCORNERChaplain Justin Bernard USS New York Command Chaplain -Photo by Paige GnannMembers of the Naval Station Mayport Chapel congregation pose for a photo with Base Chaplain, Cmdr. Jay Cayangyang and his family before he ends his tour at the installation.See Deployment, Page 3

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and Sheffield Elementary with school counselors Marisa Negron and Ginger Brown, and Elementary with school counselors Ellen Golden and Shelia Handress. lies at no additional cost to the families assist with the unique challenges which counselors are licensed clinicians who familys request for additional counselors always remain in line of sight of a 904-741-7842. Or you can contact ing with your own reactions to the situation. The organizations indicat to you in dealing with not only your email at judith.cromartie@navy.mil you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.From Page 2DeploymentNew CMC Outlines His Goals For SailorsBy CMDCM Ross CramerNS Mayport Command Master Chief to fill. with you and introduce the area who reads The eral of those years right finest all along the way. Secondly, is to chal one of you, regardless of To my fellow Senior ... he attended Gunners he assumed duties and certified as a ed to Master-at-Arms was assigned duties to Arms, where he qualified assigned to Mid-Atlantic officer. Senior Enlisted Academy Officer. was selected for the awards. Squadron One and Rat. He led Squadron One through the tran GTMO. March 2014. CMDCM Ross Cramer NS Mayport Command Master Chief 2013 Associate of the Year-Photo courtesy of NEX MayportNavy Exchange Mayport General Manager Bill Hockenbury, along with NS Mayport CMDCM Bob White, left, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, right present the 2013 Associate of the Year award to Rochell Theresa Richardson on March 10. As Services Operations Clerk, Theresa is responsible for daily sales reconciliation, fuel dispensing audits, government charge sales, receiving, monthly inventory and close out, government credit card reconciliation, payroll, and many other duties. In that capacity, she deals with NEX patrons, NEX Mayport associates, Headquarters per sonnel, vendors and representatives from other government agencies. Help Keep Mayport CleanFrom NS Mayport Environmental to collect litter and Saturday, March 22 on Bon Homme Richard Street. time frame. To learn more, call required. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Welcome To The CARNEYVAL!By Ensign Marina NanartowichUSS Carney PAOUSS Carney (DDG 64) reached the half way mark in her Fifth Fleet deployment earlier this month. Carney warriors celebrated with a weeklong CARNEYVAL among other activities, the week was complete with talent shows, corn hole tournaments and a Mongolian-style bar beque. The various events provided a much appreciated break in Carneys rigorous daily routine, allowing the crew a few moments to unwind. CARNEYVAL kicked off with Carneys origi nal version of culinary Fear Factor. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Salomon Mejia and other Culinary Specialists cooked up some interesting concoctions that were far from their nor mal delicious meals. Clams, peanut butter, syrup and Cheerios were among the secret ingre dients in the champion ship round of the event. Electronics Mate 2nd Class Vladymir Odysse won the event, proving that fear was not a fac tor for him and that he had the strongest stom ach onboard. Our Sailors work their tails off day in and day out, commented Command Master Chief Jon Lonsdale, CARNEYVAL was about letting them blow off some steam and promote esprit de corps within the Carney Nationmis sion accomplished! Other events during the week included Carneys Got Talent, a talent show hosted on the mess decks by Carneys very own resi dent DJ, Electricians Technician 3rd Class Brian Woosley. Fire Controlman 3rd Class Higinio Jimenezsegura earned first place in the talent show with his acoustic rendition of Falling to Pieces by The Script complete with an original guitar solo to close the act. MWR ran an excit ing game night and the Chief Petty Officers hosted the Carney Nation favorite: MWR BINGO Night! Repair Division hosted Damage Control Olympics, which proved to be fun and an excellent opportunity for quality train ing. Participants raced against the clock as they went through a damage control obstacle course. The course started by dressing out in fire fighting gear and grab bing Oscar, the heavy dummy figure used for man overboard drills. After carrying Oscar down to medical, par ticipants heaved a fire hose down to the flight deck and put out a simulated fire. Senior Chief Damage Controlman Richard Simpson won the event, with Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Matthew Klimek in a close second. Carney Nation kept the competitive spirit alive during the Carney 5K. More than half the crew, approximately 140 Sailors, participated in the event by either running, biking, walking or using the elliptical to complete the 5K race. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kevin Neal won the event overall with a run time of 17:13. Neal and Gas Turbine Specialist (Mechanical) 2nd Class Joan Fanel, who finished with a time of 18:16, were the only two to defeat Command Master Chief Lonsdale, finishing with a time of 18:29, in the Beat the CMC Challenge. Ensign Katherine Bollino, Ensign Fallon Puppolo and Turbine -Photos courtesy of USS The SullivansFormer Commanding Officer, Capt. Glenn Kuffel, stands proudly with the rest of CarneyNation on Carneys flight deck after addressing the crew and awarding Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins to Carney Sailors. Current Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Edward Crossman, left, and CMC Jonathan Lonsdale, right.See Carney, Page 5 Left, Lonsdale stands with the participants in this years CARNEVAL talent show. The sun set is framed on the shoulder of a Carney chief. Sailors open up dozens of boxes filled with goodies supplied by the Carney family readiness group. A Sailor gives thumbs up after completing a Carney 5K. More than half the crew, approximately 140 Sailors, participated in the Carney 5K by either running, biking, walking or using the elliptical to complete the 5K race. A Visit, Board, Search and Seizure(VBSS) team member from USS Carney prepares to train during the ships underway.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 5 Specialist (Mechanical) 3rd Class Mercedes Lopez were the top finishing females, Bollino winning the event with a 22:01 run time. The Family Readiness Group (FRG) sent doz ens of boxes filled with goodies for the Shoebox Auction. Carney Sailors enjoyed the surprises inside the boxes, relish ing a piece of home with each other. The week of fes tivities ended with an extravagant ice cream social and a gourmet Mongolian Barbeque. Carneys skilled Culinary Specialists worked their magic on the grill cooking up shrimp, chicken, scallops, beef, noodles and a variety of vegeta bles and sauces for the crew to enjoy. Every day the crew put together a differ ent event, Carneys Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Eddie Crossman commented, It really mixed things up and engaged their competitive spirit. Four months into a deplopyment it can be difficult to main tain motivation. The CARNEYVAL week put on by the crew, for the crew was a great way to get over that motiva tional wall. The crew is motivational, in shape and meeting all mission tasking! Carney continues to conduct Maritime Security Operations and stay trained and ready to answer the call to national tasking in the Arabian Gulf.From Page 4Carney Sailors play corn hole during the week-long CARNEYVAL events. Sailors work on a small arms familiarization qualifications during the under way. The crew of USS Carney perform an unrep during the deployment. Sailors prepare for an underway replenishment (unrep) Sailors compete in a Damage Control Olympics competition held during CARNEYVAL week. A CarneySailor goes for Bingo during a fun Bingo competition sponsored by the Carney CPO Mess. USS Carney (DDG 64) reached the half way mark in her Fifth Fleet deployment earlier this month. Carney continues to conduct Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf. A Sailor races to put out a fire during the Damage Control Olympics competition Sailors are recognized for their hard work during an awards ceremony on board the ship.

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The following activi ties target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 270-7788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. March 21: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. March 22-23: Megacon in Orlando. Van departs 8 a.m. $40 for hotel and transpor tation only; $30 per day at the door. Sign up by March 19 March 24: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. March 29: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 1 p.m. Transportation only. March 31: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 4: Movie Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. March 20: Teen Art Walk Field Trip. 4:309 p.m.; Meet at the Teen Center. Bring your own money; permission slip required. 246-0347 March 28: Freedom FridayLets Go to the Drive In! Movie Night. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 April 4: Teen Movie Trip: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Ages 13+. Meet at the Teen Center. Bring your own money; per mission slip required. 246-0347 April 11: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 April 25: Operation Megaphone Worldwide LockIn. 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at the Teen Center. $18 advanced sign up, $20 day of if space permits. Permission slip required. Intramural Sports March 25: Mens Captains Cup Kickball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. 270-5451 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 rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and col ored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 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 pro vide proper ID) -Photo by Rita HammerstadMore than 142 runners came out last Tuesday for the MWR Catch A Leprechaun 5K Fun Run. Pictured from left, Angie Michalak, Roch Schwarz, Leprechaun Megan Moore of MWR Fitness, Cmdr. Jose Fuentes of C4F Mark Bergman, John Gosztyla and Art Porcelli. Winner of $50 gift card was Petty Officer Michael McMurry of ATG. Tuesdays 5K Run was sponsored by University of Phoenix and First Command. The next run will be Spring Forward on April 8 at 8:10 a.m. start in front of the Fitness Center. For more information, call 904-2707719.Catch a Leprechaun Run MWR Softball Pre-Season-Photo by Rita HammerstadHSL-48 Vipers win the softball pre-season opener. For more info on getting your team involved contact Rita at 904-270-7719. 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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-Photo by Paige GnannHundreds of Sailors, dependents, retirees and civilians got a chance to learn more about services and attractions available to them at the annual MWR Expo and Travel Show held Thursday at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Above, attendees enjoy food prepared by several vendors. Below, an attendee talks to a representative from Medieval Times.MWR Expo A HitAuto Skills Center March Special: Tire Balance: Buy 3, get the 4th FREE and 4-wheel brake job $140 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 pay outs 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 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! 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! 270-7205 March 28: Call of Duty: Ghost Tournament 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Try your luck on the PS4 for a chance at great prizes. 270-7205 April 5: Take Me Out to the Ballgame 4 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Celebrate the beginning of baseball season. Whiffleball challenge, drink spe cials, snacks and prizes. 270-7205 April 7: NCAA National Basketball Championship Watch the game and see if you won the bracket. 2707205 April 25: Foosball Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Give our new foosball table a try for a chance at great prizes. April 26: UFC 172Jones vs. Texiera 10 p.m. at Castaways. Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 ITT March 8: MWR Travel Expo. 10 a.m.1 p.m. at MWR Fitness Center Gymnasium. 60 vendors, food samples, giveaways and more. 270-5228 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 7

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USS Simpson Strengthens Ties In MoroccoBy Lt.j.g. Julie RosaUSS Simpson PAOGuided missile frig ate USS Simpson (FFG 56) recently conduct ed a 4-day port visit to Casablanca, Morocco during its deployment to the 6th Fleet area of operation. Simpsons multi-purpose visit to Morocco provided great strides in strengthening the relationship between our two countries, re-enforced our foreign cooperation, and provided a liberty opportunity for the crew which continued to pro mote trust in America and its citizens. Prior to mooring in Casablanca USS Simpson and the RMN Hassan II exchanged opportunities to hone their Maritime Interdiction Operation skills in the execution of an underway exercise flawlessly designed and coordinated by the Royal Moroccan Navy. Both countries Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) teams deployed utilizing their own organic assets to practice compliant boardings and conduct personnel and space searches. Overall it was an enlightening experience to compare tactics and techniques with a pro ficient VBSS team from a foreign country. Both teams gained a fresh look that yielded significant impressions responsible for delivering new ideas and experiences that will improve our manner of approach; and we look forward to working with the Royal Moroccan Navy again said Ensign Andrew Hahn, Simpsons Boarding Officer. Additionally, the Moroccans also designed a series of ship maneuvers responsible for close control of all assets and safely transitioning them through a series of syn chronous tactical for mations. These events were so well designed with the use of Allied Publications that neither ship required a face-toface planning conference or brief prior to conducting the events. The communications, exercise organization documents, and professionalism of Hassan II ensured the exercise was conducted with superb ship han dling skill and safety. Upon completion of the at sea exercise, Simpson moored in the busiest commercial port in Morocco and immediately opened the brow to awaiting visitors. Several crew members participated See Simpson, Page 9 USS Simpson Sailors and members of the Moroccan American Volunteer group pose for a picture in front of the Moroccan flag at the Bennani Center for Girls during a recent port visit to Casablanca, Morocco. Hull Technician 2nd Class (AW) Donald White from USS Simpson and Lt. Cmdr. James Meadows from HSM-46 Det. 8 do some needed gardening at the Bennani School for Girls. Operations Specialist Seaman (SW) Brian Darby and Machinists Mate 2nd Class (SW) Kevin Trinidad play a raucous game of musical chairs with their group of girls at the Bennani School for Girls. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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in interviews and tours with many Moroccan press representatives. Simpsons 1st Lieutenant Ensign Arabia Littlejohn fielded questions on the pier while the Combat Systems Officer Lt. John Bear led the group on a tour. After taking on sup plies Simpsons off duty crew members were able to enjoy some lib erty. Sailors practiced their bargaining skills visiting the Old Medina where hundreds of vendors sell their wares. Many returned from liberty with various Moroccan items such as, hand carved wooden pieces, rugs, and other decorative items. Other places of interest were the Moroccan Mall and Anfa Point where Sailors were able to do enjoy more shopping, try traditional Moroccan food, and soak up the local culture. Ricks Caf was also a place that Sailors frequented. It is the restaurant made famous by the classic American love story Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The highlight of the visit came on day two. More than 30 Simpson Sailors volunteered to visit the Bennani School for Girls to lend a hand gardening, baking, teaching, and playing several games and sports with the residents. The Bennani School houses orphaned or disadvan taged girls ranging from age 7 to 18. The community relations partici pants volunteered alongside local college stu dents from the Moroccan American Volunteer group who were able to help translate and explain the various proj ects or games taking place during the day. summed the day up by saying, I couldnt be more proud of this crews unselfish dedica tion to our Navys mis sion as demonstrat ed by their volunteer work conducted at the Benanni Center Girls School, said Cmdr. Chris Follin, Simpsons commanding officer. This event was a major highlight of their port visit that will never be forgotten by our Sailors or the bright faces of the school children. Throughout the port visit, the Royal Moroccan Navy gra ciously offered to host Simpson Sailors on tours to Hassan II Mosque. Hassan II Mosque is touted as the 3rd largest mosque in the world, has the highest religious minaret in the world at 200 meters and can house 25,000 worship pers at one time. Each Sailor participating in the tour was in awe of the sheer size, beauty, and amount of min ute detail built into the mosque. While some Sailors were on liberty oth ers across all depart ments kept busy pre paring the ship for the largest reception of this 2013-2014 AFRICOM deployment. The flight deck tent was erected, lights rigged along all sides, flags were hung to adorn the hangar bay, and tables and bars were set up around the flight deck. The Culinary Specialists created a large and diverse spread of food to accommodate the different tastes of our multi-national guests. The meal was topped off with cakes depicting the US and Moroccan flags and a blue ice sculpture of Simpsons mascot, the Falcon. More than 200 people attended the reception ranging from local busi ness owners, Foreign Embassy delegates, military personnel from different nations, and of course Simpson Sailors. Due to most guests speaking French and only limited English there was some difficul ty with translation, but everyone displayed good spirits and managed to communicate enough to enjoy each others com pany. The reception was a huge success on all accounts and attend ees were very pleased with the dcor, ambi ance, food, refreshments, and the people present. Many Sailors were able to make connections with local residents and get advice on places to go, best restaurants to visit, and local items that should be brought home. Some guests even offered to show Sailors around personally, showing kindness that exempli fies the Moroccan peo ple. As USS Simpson departed Casablanca Follin said, I am very pleased Simpson was given another opportunity to visit Casablanca and to operate with the Royal Moroccan Navy. Its not very often that one of our ships has the opportunity to re-visit friends we made on a previous deployment. More than 50 percent of the crew remains on board since our last visit in January/ February 2012 and we enjoyed building upon the cooperative efforts and interoperability in training that both of our Navies strengthened during our last visit. When we share ideas and learn to operate togeth er, we become twice as strong a force capable of delivering a more secure world for our children to enjoy. From Page 8Simpson Senior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Allen Bylls conducts VBSS training with a Moroccan boarding team during a recent joint exercise between USS Simpson FFG-56 and Moroccan vessel Hassan II. 1st Lieutenant Ensign Arabia Littlejohn conducts an interview with Moroccan journalists during Simpsons port visit to Casablanca, Morocco. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Chris Follin talks with Rear Adm. Mnarek Dakhni of the Royal Moroccan Navy during Simpsons reception onboard in Casablanca. Logistics Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Jacob McLeod poses for a picture with his new friend Zineb El (a member of the Moroccan American Volunteer Group) at the Bennani Center for Girls while doing a community relations. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 9

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10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Haly Refurbishes Local Park In ColombiaBy OS2(SW) Quintrel R. BrownUSS Halyburton Public AffairsTen Sailors from the USS Halyburton (FFG 40) crew teamed up with Colombian Navy sailors to conduct a community relation project, refur bishing a local park in Cartagena, Colombia. This was Halyburtons first community relat ed project during their Caribbean Sea deploy ment conducting counter illicit trafficking opera tions in support of U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet support U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in coop erative maritime security operations to maintain access, enhance interop erability, and build enduring partnerships to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Prior to the community relation project, Chief Andres Vega of the Colombian Navy gave a few of the Halyburton Sailors a brief tour of the Colombian Navy Frigate, ARC Antioquia FM-53. It looked like a cruise ship inside, said Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory. Shortly after the tour, Halyburton Sailors enjoyed a short boat ride to the small island of Tierra Bomba, only 10 minutes from the main land of Cartagena, to start the refurbishing of the village park. With the Sailors working diligently side-byside, the task of picking up debris and hanging tires for swings was complete in less than two hours. The children were so excited to get new swings, that they jumped on them before we had finished hanging them up, said Chief Logistics Specialist Leketa Gaines. Finishing the park early left the Sailors an opportunity to socialize with the children and local villagers. Its a very rewarding experience to be able to bring smiles to faces to those less fortunate than myself, says Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kordrey Rucker. This event was coordinated by USS Halyburtons Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) team. CSADD is designed to create command activity alter natives using resources and tools that promote good decision-making and enabling leadership development at the most junior level. This is the seventh community relation project that I have organized since being onboard and I hope to plan many more before Halyburton decommissions, said Operation Specialist 2nd Class Quintrel R. Brown. This deployment is Halyburtons last deployment in her 30-year career, as she is scheduled to decom mission later this year. Her keel was laid Sept. 26, 1980 and she was commissioned Jan. 7, 1984. She is named for Petty Officer 2nd Class William David Halyburton, a pharmacists mate, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism, May 10, 1945, while serving with the Marine Rifle Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division on Okinawa. -Photos courtesy of USS HalyburtonChief Petty Officer Andres Vega of Colombian Navy, Electriconics Technician Second Class Surface Warfare Samuel Whisman, Hospitalman Seaman Arick Price, Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer Leketa Gaines, Culinary Specialist Seaman Montrel Moore, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Kordrey Rucker, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Emmanuel Appiahkubi, Personnel Specialist Seaman Rueben Cruz, Informations Systems Technician Second Class Chester Sumbry, Operations Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Quintrel Brown, Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory and local children in village of Tierra Bomba Island. Gunners Mate Seaman Justin Gregory, Culinary Specialist Second Class Surface Warfare Emmanuel Appiahkubi, and Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer Leketa Gaines assist in holding the tire swing as Colombian Navy Chief Petty Officer Andres Vega tie and hang them. Local child lends a hand to Hospitalman Seaman Arick Price, while sweeping up the trash in the park. Local children in village of Tierra Bomba Island pose for a picture.

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C4F Admiral Speaks At WWII Photo ExhibitionBy Lt. Megan DoonerU.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsRear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet, spoke at a brunch for The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II photo exhibition, held at the Cultural Center in Ponte Vedra on Monday, March 3. This National exhibit, photographed and curated by Thomas Sanders, tells the story of WWII through photos and the words of its veterans. The brunch was attended by over 60 WWII veterans and family members. Petty Officer Second Class Robert Wise, USN retired, at age 95, is the oldest living WWII veteran in Northeast Florida. Wise spoke with Harris about the pride he has in African Americans being in the service. I was glad, as I was telling [Harris], that it was nice to see a high ranking African American officer. Because when I was in, there was segregation and the (Naval) Academy usually washed them out. I am glad he made it. He was proud to see that I had served on subma rines. There were only 2400 African-Americans in the submarine force during WWII, said Wise. Captain Donald Miller, USN retired, also served aboard submarines and was involved in the battle of Leyte Gulf. Miller commented on how much he enjoyed the brunch and how mean ingful it was to be part of such an event. Very rewarding really, and very enjoyable. I appreciate that they took an interest in what we did. People in our country taking an interest is very heartwarming, said Miller. Harris spoke with both of these veterans at the brunch and commented on his time with them. I had the great honor of meeting two of our WWII Submarine Shipmates. Both are still in fighting shape and continue to be great advocates for our great Navy. Both were very proud of their time in the Silent Service, said Harris. Community relations opportunities such as this are of great importance to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. The exhibit will be on display at the Cultural Center from March 3 to April 4. In conjunction with the National exhibit, The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II, the Cultural Center is also hosting the Local Heroes exhibition, with photo graphs of local veterans submitted by members of the community. For more information, visit http://www.ccpvb.org/ the-last-good-war-exhi bition.html or call the Cultural Center at (904) 280-0614. -Photo taken by Florida Cultural CenterU.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris posses for a group photo with Robert Wise (left) and Capt. (Ret.) Donald Miller, during a WWII photo exhibition in Ponte Vedra, March 3. Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris speaks to people attending a WWII photo exhibition in Ponte Vedra, March 3. Control System (EMCS), which controls temperatures in over 50 buildings at Naval Station Mayport. They make sure and set the building temperatures to a certain comfort level, not allowing person nel to adjust the thermostats, which in turn controls ener gy waste. Another important assistance is the building energy monitors. Every building or command needs a moni tor to report to the IEM any issues or repairs to be made to conserve energy. Personnel can report any issues to their monitor, who in turn sends it up through the chain of com mand directly to the energy manager. According to Vidal, the monitors are his biggest line of defense. The moniters play a key role to help conserve energy, he said. They are the ones who report energy problems to the energy team, so we can take care of the problem and help to conserve energy. Base housing energy con sumption is another problem area. With some many units and only a few monitors for the area it is tough at times to get everyone on board to help conserve energy. Some bases in the last few years have started to present energy bills for residents if their consumption exceeds certain limits. This has not happened at naval Station Mayport, but brings to reality that everyone needs to do their part to conserve energy. Naval Station Mayport is improving, as a base on the consumption of energy this year over years past, Vidal said. With the improve ments of the EMCS unit and other projects in the works we are becoming more energy efficient and are controlling energy waste. We are striving toward the future and it is up to everyone to do their part to help energy conservation.From Page 1Energy THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 11

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Phil Sea Departs TurkeyFrom USS Philippine Sea Public AffairsThe guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG), departed Aksaz, Turkey March 12, to continue its scheduled deployment in the 6th fleet area of operations. The port visit pro vided an opportunity to work with our partners and strengthen bonds between the U.S. and Turkey, refuel and restock the ship, and allow the crew to have liberty. Philippine Seas crew was able to enjoy the beautiful city of Aksaz and its many dif ferent shops and restau rants. The people were very friendly, the food was delicious, and we had an amazing time experi encing the culture, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Welshman. The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) office offered mul tiple different prearranged tours giving Sailors opportunities to immerse themselves into the local culture. Some of the tours included trips to the historical city of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary house while other tours offered the chance to experience Turkish mud baths and hot springs. Philippine Sea also hosted 10 Turkish offi cers for a luncheon and tour of the ship includ ing an SH-60R Seahawk helicopter demonstra tion. The luncheon served as a wonderful opportu nity to thank the Turkish naval officers for hosting us in Aksaz, said Lt. j.g. Molly Hanas, the ships navigator. We enjoyed learning the similarities and differences between our naval cultures. -Photo by MC3 Abe McNattSailors heave a line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs from Aksaz, Turkey. Philippine Sea is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility. Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy BBCBalfour Beatty Communities would like to con gratulate Mr. and Mrs. Pollock who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Pollock Family and all of our residents who live with Balfour Beatty Communities! Cpl. Pollock is a field training officer in the patrol division and Mrs. Pollock is a full-time nursing student. Will you be the next Resident of the Week? For more details about the program, please call 904-270-8870. OPERATIO N: I DENTIFICATIONCancer is one of our children's biggest enemies; but if identied early, a child's chances of survival are greatly enhanced.Parents, please be aware of these warning signs: Call 800-822-6344 or visit stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Increased Assignment Flexibility Allows Detailers To Fill Anticipated VacanciesFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsA change to person nel policy now allows detailers to write orders directing the trans fer of Sailors up to six months prior to or after their Projected Rotation Date (PRD), according to NAVADMIN 058/14 released Mar 13. Additionally, shore duty Sailors in paygrades E-4 to E-9 may be pulled for Early Return to Sea Duty, after hav ing completed at least 24-months ashore. A change to MILPERSMAN 1306104 gives Navy detail ers increased flexibility in filling anticipated fleet vacancies on time with a fully trained and qualified relief. Although the use of the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, Sea Duty Incentive Pay, and the Chief Petty Officer Early Return to Sea programs have made progress in improving fleet manning, there are times when the number of fleet vacancies and/ or the associated train ing requirements for those positions do not align with the number or availability dates of Sailors in their orders negotiation window. PRDs will not be adjusted and the cur rent Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application and detail ing policies remain unchanged. Sailors will still enter their CMS/ID order negotiation win dow nine months prior to their PRD. However, when they are selected for their next assign ment, their orders may direct transfer ear lier than the previous three months prior to four months after their PRD allowed. The actu al transfer date will be determined by the com mencement of training for the prospective job and the date of the anticipated fleet vacancy they are being ordered to fill. Additionally, when the number of critical fleet vacancies exceeds the number of sea duty roll ers, detailers may con tact shore duty Sailors that are approaching or beyond 24-months ashore, and consider them for an early return to sea move. When being considered for an early return to sea require ment, Sailors will be contacted by their detailer, and their current command will be contacted by their placement coordinator, and they will be afforded a 30-day window to submit an impact statement for consider ation regarding their early transfer. Also, nuclear enlisted sailors will have their initial sea tour PRDs set in accordance with their prescribed sea tour lengths. This change removes unnecessary administration from the ships, allows for more accurate personnel inventory reports and provides our Sailors with more accurate PRDs upon receipt of orders to their initial aircraft car rier sea tour.HSM 74 Det. 2 Completes 2,000 Safe LandingsBy MC3 Lorenzo J. BurlesonUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsSailors assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 74 Detachment 2, embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), completed 2,000 safe deck hits on deployment March 4. The mark signifies the number of deck landings that detachment 2, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, has complet ed since being deployed in the 5th Fleet Area of Operation. The crew consists of six pilots, four enlisted air crewmen, and 18 maintenance personnel responsible for the employment and support of two MH-60 R Seahawk helicopters. The aircrew has done an outstanding job and has dedicated many hours to reach this mark, said Lt. Cmdr. Jack Clark, detachment officer in charge. To reach this mark safely required the efforts of the entire air crew and strict attention to detail. Since the beginning of deployment, Detachment 2 has completed seven phase maintenance inspections and resultant functional check flights (FCF). Twelve air crewmen have qualified enlisted surface warfare specialist and two have qualified enlisted avia tion warfare specialist during deployment. In addition Detachment 2 has flown over 1,000 flight hours and have qualified three pilots as helicopter aircraft com manders (HAC), said Lt. Kyle Stewart, a pilot assigned to Detachment 2. It was our goal to reach new milestones during this deployment and the commitment of the aircrew have made reaching that goal possible, said Stewart. We have to continue to push forward as a detachment and qualify our Sailors to help support the entire air wing. Air crewmen said they are proud to have achieved 2,000 deck hits while deployed, and take pride in maintaining, repairing and inspecting their helicopters. Its a rewarding moment to know that Im part of something as big as 2,000 deck landings, said Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class (AW/NAWS) Britt Turner. I look for ward to increasing this milestone as we con tinue to provide support throughout deployment. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Lorenzo J. BurlesonAviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Seth Courtney gives hand signals to the pilot of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 74, on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. 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14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 20, 2014 No Dough Dinner Mayport USO will host a No Dough Dinner on March 24 from 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf is on the menu for that day. USO Memorial Golf Tournament The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 21, 2014 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Funds raised go directly to support the troops and their families. Lt. Dan Band Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band will be performing at Deweys at NAS Jacksonville on Friday, March 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. This is a free concert. Please bring chairs and blankets. No outside food or drink permit ted however, there will be concessions available. The kids zone will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (904) 5423491. A Salute To Women In The Military: Past & Present FestivalFriday, March 28 The Greater Jacksonville Area USO will be hosting a FREE festival honoring women in the military. The festival will be Friday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Navy Federal across from the Yorktown Gate. There will be live music, appearances by Morgan Frazier and A&Es Rodeo Girls, jump houses, and much more including a presentation by Capt. JoEllen Drag Oslund, (Ret.). This festival is free an open to the pub lic. Country Concert At MavericksTribute To Women In The Military Join us at Mavericks on Saturday, March 29 for a tribute to women in the military hosted by A&Es Rodeo Girls. See Morgan Frazier, Jamie Davis, Rionn Page and concert headliner DARRYL WORLEY at Mavericks. See the attached flyer for more info. Tickets are on sale now at www.mavericksatthelanding. com. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25.00 for VIP. Active Duty, Retirees, and dependents receive $5 off with presentation of valid military I.D. card. Adventure Landing Fun-Raiser Mark your calen dars for Thursday, April 10 from 5-9 p.m. The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is hosting a FUN-raiser night at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach. Tickets are $10 per per son ($25 off the ticket price at the gate) and include unlimited laser tag, miniature golf, gokarts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets can be purchased at the Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices. Tickets are open to active duty, retirees, national guard, reservists, dod, and dependents. Tickets are $10 each cash only. 2014 Players Championships Birdies For Charity Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased to be par ticipating in the 2014 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity pro gram. This unique com munity-based fundrais ing initiative is held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 5-11, 2014. We encourage you to visit www. birdiesforcharity.play erschampionship.com, where you will have the opportunity to make a donation to your Greater Jacksonville Area USO AND to become eli gible to win a fabulous grand prize! Upon mak ing your donation, you will be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tourna ment. The individual who guesses the exact number of birdies made (or closet thereto) at the 2014 PLAYERS will win $5,000. In addition, the charity that the individual supports with their entry, will receive an additional $5,000 bonus. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker question will be used to determine the winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 7. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that introduces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to establish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of military life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, provide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reimburse 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. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old magazines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! There is a computer resource center available to all service members with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. 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, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road.Learn How To Market Yourself From FFSCThe Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a once-a-year presentation on transition here, on March 31, from 8:3011 a.m. in Ocean Breeze Conference Center. The presentation entitled Marketing Yourself for a Second Career is offered by The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is FREE to attendees. All ranks may attend, though it is geared towards officers and senior NCOs. Spouses, civilians, and retirees are also welcome. In the current environ The Transition Center at MOAA provides this presentation to teach the latest trends in transi tion to include resume writing, networking, use of LinkedIn, leveraging social media, and mar keting yourself. It also educates lead ers in the transition process in order to coach and mentor their subor dinate, especially dur ing these times of force reductions, selective retirement boards, etc. The presentation will be given by Colonel John D. Sims, USA (Ret), a deputy director at the Transition Center at MOAAs national head quarters in Alexandria, Virginia. To RSVP for the seminar or for further information, contact the FFSC at 270-6600, x1701. FFSC Classes Help Manage Navy LifeFrom FFSCThe following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and 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. March 20, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 24, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., IA (Individual Augmentee) Family Connection Group, USO March 24, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Part 2:Targeting Your Resume, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 24, 10 a.m.-Noon, Active Parenting, Bldg. 1 Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parent ing skills that are discussed as well as some of the challenges that are faced by all families include: your child, ior, acter in your child, your child, cooperate, Each week a different topic is thoroughly covered via discussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation required for all 6 sessions. March 24, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Conflict Resolution for Women, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 March 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stress Management, Bldg. 1 Room 702 Wellness Center Stress is a normal part of everyones life. It can be energizing and a factor in motivat ing us. But too much stress, without relief, can have debilitating effects. This program is designed to provide partici pants with an understanding of what stress is and how it affects them. The class also helps participants begin to look at their own lives and development way to cope with stress and make life style changes. March 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Part 1:Organizing Your Job Search & Networking, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 26, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), Bldg. 1 Room 1616 March 26, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 27, 9 a.m.11 a.m., Relationship Communication, 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 com munication. Class is held every month from 3-hour class. March 27, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Healthy You, Healthy Family, Bldg. Room 702 March 31, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Part 2:Targeting Your Resume, Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 31, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group Bldg. 1 Room 702 March 31, 10 a.m.-Noon, Active Parenting, Bldg. 1 Room 702 The program is based on Dr. Michael Popkin, PH.D ACTIVE PARENTING NOW 6 classes. This program is designed to assist you and your family put into practice the skills learned in the class. Specific parenting skills that are discussed as well as are challenges that are faced by all families include: your child, ior, acter in your child, your child, cooperate, Each week a different topic is thoroughly covered via dis cussion, video vignettes, and handbook information. Participation required for all 6 sessions. USONEWS

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