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CHINFO Award Winner Easter BunnyComes To Mayport Page 2 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com USS The Sullivans Gets An Integrated Logistics Overhaul With SERMC United Through ReadingUSS Phil Sea Families Stay Connected, See Story Page 5Career Sea Pay Increases Begin May 1From Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe increase to Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P), announced in March by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will be implemented May 1 and eligible Sailors will see the increase in their mid-month paycheck according to Navy officials. In addition to base pay, CSP and CSP-P compensate Sailors and Marines serving aboard ships whose pri mary mission is conducted at sea. CSP rates are based upon a members pay grade and cumulative years of sea duty. CSP-P is an additional incentive for members who exceed 36 consecutive months at sea. The increase to both pays is part of a larger Navy-wide effort to reduce gaps at sea by incentivizing sea duty. Those Sailors and Marines on sea duty, deployed By Ensign Lauren ChapmanUSS The SullivansNAVSUP Fleet Logistic Center (FLC) Jacksonville Detachment, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), Mayport, is in the beginning months of an eightmonth Integrated Logistics Overhaul (ILO) on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) in conjunction with the ships Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability expect ed to last through October. ILO, a self-help program requested by the ship, is designed to improve USS The Sullivans readiness by providing logistics support that accurately reflects the ships true equipment and operat ing needs. The program com prised of five functions: con figuration, technical manual, planned maintenance system (PMS), repair parts analysis and ships force training. Accomplishing this gargan tuan task involved remov ing nearly 12,000 line items worth an estimated value of $11.5 million from the ship to a secure ILO warehouse. The repair part offload was conducted in six days by the Inter-Service Supply Support Operations Program (ISSOP) team, ships force and the ILS staff. After removal and relo cation of the onboard repair parts, the ships Maintenance Support Analysis Team (MSAT), comprised of 12 personnel, began reconstructing storeroom locations to mimic the storerooms onboard the ship. The MSAT team is respon sible for the inventory of each and every part in bulk locations and over 500 VIDMAR drawers. The MSAT team will complete a wall to wall inventory, which, in turn, will assist in the identifica tion of excess material as well as allowance shortages. By the end of this process the team will have assisted in validating and updating the ships Consolidated -Photo courtesy of SERMCMembers of the Maintenance Support Analysis Team pose with completion certificates presented by Lt. Cmdr. Paul Havens, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville SERMC Supply Officer (second row back, far right). Also present in the photo are instructors from NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville ILS Division and USS The Sullivans Command Master Chief, CMDCM Herbert Stephens. COMUSNAVSO/4thFLT Sailors Benefit From Supportive Command, See Story Page 7 See Sea Pay, Page 7 See The Sullivans, Page 7

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Command Chaplain Chap. Karen Rector 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 Ross Cramer ....................................................................................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: Join Mayport Chapel For EasterAs I was preparing for Easter Sunday, I came across one of my favor ite hymns, He Lives. Its based on Revelation 1:18, I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. (KJV) The first verse is my favorite; so simple, yet so powerful: I serve a risen Savior, Hes in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him Hes always near. You know, even when we dont think we need Jesus, hes still always near. God is so awe some in that way. It just doesnt matter what we may be going through; good times, bad times, God is always near, ready to walk with us, talk with us. I also love the end of the chorus to this song, because it asks the age old question that believ ers get all the time, You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart. Have you ever stopped to think about that? Think about the times youve been asked a question, or had questions of your own and all of a sudden you just have the answer, because somewhere, deep down inside, the answer was already within you. You know it, not because youve Googled it, or read a book about it, but youve seen all the evi dence around you, and learned from all of your past experience, and its in every fiber of your being; no one can tell you different. Thats what faith is all about. One of my favorite seminary profes sors, Dr. Jerry Sumney used to say, When it comes to God and the Resurrection, religion will never prove it, and science will never dis prove it. Thats why they call it faith. Yes, we have scriptures, and we have historical documents, but what we choose to believe or not believe often comes down to what we feel and think deep down inside of us, and we can boldly answer the question, I know God lives, because He lives within my heart. This week is the week leading up to Easter. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Chapel by the Sea here at Naval Station Mayport. Beginning Thursday there will be Maundy Thursday services at 1800, Good Friday services, Protestant service at 11:30 a.m. and Catholic at 3 p.m., Saturday will be our Spring Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts for the kids. Finally, on Sunday morning, the Protestant chapel will have an Easter sunrise service at the Ocean Breeze Gazebo at 0700, followed by breakfast at the Galley. The Catholic chapel will hold Easter sunrise service at the Beachside Community Center Pavilion at 0700. We will also be having our regularly scheduled services at the chapel on Easter. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. CHAPLAINSCORNERChaplain Karen Rector NS Mayport Chaplain Easter ServicesNaval Station Mayport Chapel will hold ser vices for Holy Week and Easter. Protestant service for Maundy Thursday will be April 17 at 6 p.m. with Holy Communion. Good Friday service on April 18 is at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 20, behind Ocean Breeze Conference Center at 7 a.m. In case of rain, services will be held at ATG auditorium. Breakfast will follow at the Oasis Galley. The Easter Sunday service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion and an Easter Cantata. Catholic Easter schedule service for Holy Thursday, April 17, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet and confessions will be held at 2:30 p.m. Good Friday service will be at 3 p.m. with a fish fry afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. An Easter Vigil Mass will be held April 19 at 8 p.m. Easter Sunrise Mass will be held at 7 a.m. at the Sea Otter Pavilion with breakfast to follow at the Oasis Galley. Divine Mercy Sunday Chaplet at 8:40 a.m. will be followed with an Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.How Do I Get Help For My Special Needs Child. .From The Navy?To get help for your child, you must become an advocate for him. Why should you do this? Well, you are a natural advocate for your child. You were his first teach er, his most important role model, and you have his best interests at heart! Because you will be involved with your child for life, you need to be an active participant in planning his educa tion. As your childs advo cate, your first step is to learn as much as you can about the special educa tion services resources, which are available to your child. Now through the Navys Child and Youth Programs you have access to a NEW web-based resource. The resource Spec Ed Connection has been especially designed for parents who have a child who is about to enter, progress through, or even exit the world of special education. Special Ed Connection is the result of a partner ship between Navy CYP and LRP Publications. The goal is to have par ents possess a clear understanding of what special education is and how it works. Special Ed Connection is a comprehensive web resource, available 24/7. KNOWINGTHE ROPESJudy Cromartie School Liaison OfficerParents will be able to locate proven strategies, helpful tools, federal statutes and regulations, and more! Listed below are just a few of the highlights that will be made available for your use through this partnership: Smart Starts The perfect starting point when you need to famil iarize yourself with specific special educa tion topics such as IEP Basics and Parental Involvement. Special Ed Online Dictionary This tool provides straightforward definitions of more than 1400 widely used terns which enhance dialogue about special education issues. News, Articles, and Updates This section allows you to stay cur rent on newsworthy events in the special education community. It is your electronic newspa per dedicated to keeping you informed and gives best practices from special education experts. Special Ed Round-Ups The round-ups provide you with a way to obtain best practice guidance and gain access to valu able resources on a host of important special education issues. LRPs content experts, staff attorneys, and journalists provide daily coverage and interpre tive analysis which meet the highest professional standards. Searching for the right information can be a daunting task con sidering the thousands of documents which relate to special education. Special Ed Connection will put the right infor mation at your fingertips. Interested in gaining access to this new online tool? By contacting your School Liaison Officer, she will be able to sign you up for the web-based resource. By emailing her at Judith.cromartie@ navy.mil, she will submit your name to LPR. They in turn will email you your username and password. Be sure to include in the email that you do want access to Spec Ed Connection, your first and last name, and your email address. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 ext. 1305 [office] or (904) 993-5864 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. Naval Cryptologic Vets Seeks MembersFrom NCVAIf you are serving, or have ever served, in Naval Cryptology and Cyber Warfare, the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) would like you as a member. NCVA is an organization of current and former officer and enlisted members and our primary focus is preserving our rich cryptologic history and maintaining contact with those with whom we served. Our uniqueness is founded in the pioneering spirit of our oldest WWII and Cold War (Naval Security Group) members and in the cutting edge service of todays Navys Information Operations warriors. More information is available on our website at http://www.usncva.org/ or contact our Public Affairs Officer via email at pao@usncva.org or via USPS at NCVA PAO, Box 66, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.

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Chamber Officials Visit Jax, MayportBy MC1(SW) Greg JohnsonNavy Region Southeast Public AffairsTwenty-five mem bers of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and Naval Station (NS) Mayport April 9-11 to see firsthand how the bases operate. The group toured each base as part of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Honorary Commanders Association (HCA), which partners civilian business leaders with military commanders from different branches in an effort to enhance the relationship between the two. The chamber organized the HCA about 30 years ago in Atlanta to promote interaction between military personnel and local business and civic leaders, said Joe Gaskin, co-chairman of the Cobb County HCA and project manager with ARCADIS, U.S., Inc. This cooperative effort provides an insight into a variety of local benefits for armed forces personnel assigned to our area and also gives the civil ian personnel an oppor tunity to learn about military affairs and the resulting economic impact to the commu nity. According to Gaskin, about 25 business and civic leaders of Cobb County are chosen each year to participate in the HCA. Each civilian is paired with a mili tary counterpart who they work with to iden tify community and business opportunities in support of the armed forces. In turn, civilians are provided opportunities for in-depth tours of local and out-of-town military installations. In addition, the HCA regularly supports a variety of official military func tions, including changes of command, retirement ceremonies, unit deploy ments and military balls. During the visit, civil ians and their military counterparts toured Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 72, the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), the Surface Warfare Officer School Command Learning Site Mayport, and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast. While the group had the opportunity to see a variety of aircraft, equipment and machinery, one HCA member said it was the service members that really stood out. The entire trip in Jacksonville was amaz ing, said Tim Kelley, HCA member and owner of Blue Sky Exhibits, LLC. I have experi enced things I could not even imagine, but what stood out were the incredible friendliness, passion and profession alism each military per son has shown us. It is evident they truly love what they do; the enthusiasm is amazing. HCA members are appointed each year in January and hold their position until November. During the year, the association typically vis its several military bases throughout the region. NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport served as the first out-of-state loca tions for the group so far in 2014. According to Gaskin, the opportunity to visit military installations is an invaluable experience. By understanding the wide variety of missions and responsibilities that our men in uniform are expected to perform for our nation, our appre ciation for their service and sacrifice becomes far clearer, Gaskin said. Seeing their commit ment and dedication, observing the intense training, getting a firsthand look at the tech nology, as well as the human interest element I have to stand in awe and respect for every service member and thank God for what they mean to this great nation. The Cobb County HCA was established in 1983 and has produced more than 700 alumni. -Photo submittedMembers of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce stand with members of the Surface Warfare Officer School Learning Site Mayport after participating in Damage Control obstacles, including pipe patching, as part of their tour of NS Mayport. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Phil Sea Wins Golden Anchor AgainFrom USS Philippine Sea Public AffairsTo the average citi zen, the term Golden Anchor most likely does not mean very much. But in the Navy, it is a mat ter of pride and a show ing of accomplishment. And USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) has the right to be twice as proud. Being the recipient of the 2013 Retention Excellence Award or the Golden Anchor, Philippine Sea has now won the anchor two years in a row. For those who may not know what the Golden Anchor represents, it is an award based on the commands retention rate, advancement per centage, leadership capabilities as well as many other aspects. In many ways, it is a direct reflection of the success of the command. The award is present ed to ships that meet or exceed the retention benchmarks of 100 percent on-time Career Waypoints submissions; 100 percent qualification of professional appren tice career track Sailors; score of 85 or higher on annual career informa tion program review; maintain zero Navy Wide Advancement Exam invalidations; achieve 100 percent Leadership Development Program completions for results released during the fiscal year; and although not an element of the award, a Zone A attrition not exceeding 5.0. All of these compo nents of a command are essentially monitored and coordinated by one person: the Command Career Counselor. Philippine Sea is fortu nate to have a successful, motivated and extremely organized counselor in Navy Counselor First Class Eugenia Ortiz. Arriving to Philippine Sea three years ago, she has been instrumental in helping the ship achieve this award not once but twice. But she insists that this award was achieved by the entire crew. Personally it makes me feel great, but this isnt a personal award. Its a Command Award; its not NC1s award. There would be no way to win this award if we didnt lead and mentor each other, and she is right. We had several shipmates selected for a variety of Officer Communities. Now, more Wardogs have personally seen success stories that drive them to submit packages. We have new CSs, OSs, BMs, GMs, LSs, YNs, ISs, RPs, LNs and SHs that mentor our new PACT or Professional Apprenticeship Career Track Sailors, NC1 continued, and when one sailor succeeds, the whole ship succeeds. It truly is a team effort. However, every ship faces its reten tion challenges. For the Philippine Sea, the big challenge this year was deployment and the constant separation from family. Despite the dis tance, Philippine Seas sailors have continued to re-enlist and PACT sailors continue to strive for designated rates. When I see one of our PACT sailors make the rate they wanted, I feel awesome. That right there makes it all worthwhile said NC1 Ortiz. But the pride does not stop there. For some, especially the Boatswains Mates, it is a matter of telling the world that the ship has won the Golden Anchor twice in a row. Traditionally, when a ship receives the Retention Excellence Award, the anchor is allowed to be paint ed gold thereby giv ing the award the name Golden Anchor. Since Philippine Sea already won the award last year, this year they will be allowed to paint both of their anchors gold. In my 13 years in the Navy, I have never been able to say that I have had both of my anchors gold, it will be an honor to paint the other anchor gold and show the world how great this ship is said Boatswains Mate 1st Class Juan Chumpitaz. The crew of the Philippine Sea is busy at work while on deploy ment with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom but proud to have, yet again, a Golden Anchor leading the ship. -Photo by MC3 Abe McNattSailors lower the anchor of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a Suez Canal transit. Philippine Sea is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.-Photo courtesy of USS Philippine SeaUSS Philippine Sea (CG 58) receives the 2013 Retention Excellence Award or the Golden Anchor for the second consecutive year. Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Imari Jenkins re-stows fire hose aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Veith takes a box of oranges during an all hands working party for a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors practice fire fighting techniques aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 5 Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Darron May, from Dallas, removes cargo nets during a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Damaris Urena, from New York, and Seaman Isaac Kinder, from Stone Mountain, Ga., hook cargo to an MH-60R Seahawk heli copter, assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helcicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Phil Sea Kicks Off United Through ReadingBy USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) Public AffairsThe crew of the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) kicked off the United Through Reading (UTR) program April 5. UTR is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to unite military families facing physical separation by providing the bonding experience of reading aloud together. UTR will give our Sailors an opportunity to open up and have per sonal time with their families, said Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Vira, the ships UTR coordinator. It becomes a two-way interaction because Sailors can then get pic tures and videos of their children enjoying the videos sent in return. The Sailors end up get ting just as much out of it as their children To announce the pro gram, Philippine Sea held a cake cutting cer emony which gave the crew an opportunity to learn about the program and to begin signing up. The following evening, Sailors were reading to their children. As one of the crews newest fathers, Culinary Specialist Seaman Noland Wathen got to cut the cake and take the first reading time slot. Being able to read to my daughter really lifted my spirits, said Wathen, who hopes the video will make it home before his daughters birthday. I feel like Ive missed so much, it really makes me feel good to know that Ill be able to read her a bedtime story every night now. The organization sup plies childrens books, video cameras and recordable DVDs at no charge to deployed mili tary personnel all over the world. This allows servicemen and women the chance to record themselves reading and then be able to send the disk home to their families. It was really nice to do the program, knowing that my family would get to see my face and hear my voice for the first time in a long time, said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Taylor Larson, a new father. Ill definitely be making the UTR program a regular thing for me and my family. Due to the daily changes in the ships routine, recording times will vary to adapt to the schedule, said Vira. Shipping times will also vary depending ship activity. The Philippine Sea is currently deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photos by MC3 Abe McNattCulinary Specialist Seaman Noland Wathen, from Nicholasville, Ky., cuts a United Through Reading cake with Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, and Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Vira aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Carly Chandler, from Dallas, observes a replenishment-at-sea from the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Sailors perform maintenance on a helicopter rapid securing device aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Fleet Week Sets Sail for New York CityFrom Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsThree U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21-27. U.S. Navy participating ships will include Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Arleigh Burke-class Aegisequipped guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) from Norfolk, Va., and Ticonderoga-class guidedmissile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from Mayport, Fla. USCG participating ships will include cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552), the Keeper of New York Harbor from Bayonne, N.J. and cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) from Portsmouth, N.H. In addition to public visita tion of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and military demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members. Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the citys time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabili ties of todays maritime ser vices. The weeklong celebra tion has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate. For up-to-date information on ship locations, hours and visitation information, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www. fleetweeknewyork.com or Like www.facebook.com/ FleetWeekNewYork.Sprayed Sequestration Could Affect Navy ShipsBy Terri Moon CronkAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe need for more Navy ships despite the scheduled return to sequestration-level spending cuts in fiscal year 2016 resonated at the Navy Leagues SeaAir-Space Exposition April 7 during a panel discussion that featured the Navy and Marine Corps service chiefs. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos expressed their concerns about protecting the nation if sequestration continues. We need to operate forward where and when it matters, and weve got to be there when it mat ters, because nothing else matters, Greenert said. The budget proposal before Congress calls for 308 ships in the 2020 timeframe. We will grow, the admiral said. Even with sequestra tion, well grow some. We wont grow to 308. Well be just over 300, but we will deploy forward. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the Navy will put two more destroyers in Japan, Greenert said. Not just destroyers, but Aegis destroyers, he added, and theyll have the finest capability for ballistic missile defense. Greenert explained, however, that a cove nant exists for the Navy to provide three car rier strike groups and three amphibious-ready groups on short order in a crisis, in addition to existing ship presence. If we go back to sequestration, it will be one, he said. And we are at one today one amphibi ous group and one car rier strike group. We are growing and recover ing this readiness as we get out of [last years] sequestration, but well slide back to that, and thats inadequate. The Navy can struggle by with temporary measures, Greenert said. But if its time to recapitalize and we dont have the ship-building industrial base, were in deep trouble, he added. We have got to evolve together. We need lowercost approaches [and] tailored ships [geared] more to the mission. To do the kinds of things we want to do around the world, weve got to innovate. Amos echoed Greenerts sentiments. I told Congress this year [that] the matter of sequestration where were going to do less with less is a ruse. Were going to do the same with less, he said. Our Navy needs more ships. The very thought is ago nizing trying to figure out how to pay to refuel the George Washington. To me thats insane. That discussion shouldnt take place. America needs its 11th carrier, and America needs U.S. Navy ships, Amos said. The Marine Corps commandant showed the audience a map of where the Marine Corps will focus its forwarddeployed resources. On another slide, he pointed to nuclear-armed states, and their prox imity to coastal regions. Two more countries could become the ninth and 10th nuclear-armed nations, he added. One or two of those nations are in a critical part of world. ... If one of those weapons or a series of those were to be mis handled, it would change the landscape for inter national relations, prob ably forever, he said. Additionally, the worlds top 10 oil reserves are nearly all in places where conflict or potential conflict exists, he said. We may think were done with these nasty, dirty, thorny little con flicts around the world -the things that consume us, that will take our assets, money and time, and, in some cases, our national treasure -but theyre likely not done with us, Amos said. The general showed the audience another map of Marine Corps forces projected global laydown in 2020. This represents a fully sequestered budget, Amos said of Marine Corps presence. And we understand and hope this may not stay the course after 2016, but [sequestration] is the law today, so were planning for it. -Photos by MC2 Marcus StanleyUSS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Seaman Erick Sanchez, rinses his face after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during Naval Security Force Sentry (NSFS) and Security Reaction Force (SERF) training aboard NS Mayport. USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 3rd Class Nelson James, defends himself during a simulated attack after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during Naval Security Force Sentry (NSFS) and Security Reaction Force (SERF) training aboard Naval Station Mayport. James is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during training aboard Naval Station Mayport. USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Seaman Erick Sanchez, rinses his face after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during training aboard Naval Station Mayport.

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Midway Dinner Tickets On Sale For June 7From Navy League of MayportThe Navy League of Mayport is celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner and Program. This is an All Service event featuring a joint Color Guard, All Service Missing Person Table, the Navy Band with all the Service Songs, and numerous historical displays. Tickets are now on sale for this years event which will be held on June 7 at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine. The invited keynote speak er is Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations. Ticket prices for Active Duty and Spouses: E-6 and below $25; E-7 to O3 $40; O4 to O5 $50, O6 and above $65. Prices for Civilians and Retirees $65. The evening includes fine dining and a memorable program. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1700, dinner is served at 1800. Tickets are man datory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to NAVY LEAGUE MIDWAY DINNER Tickets may be pur chased from Bob Price, at 904-246-9982 or 904718-2118 or bpricex4@ comcast.net. You can also purchase tick ets from Navy League St Augustine by calling 904-806-4712 or 904794-7814 or email anu day00@aol.com away from home around the world, are the back bone of the Navy and Marine Corps, and enable us to provide and maintain our global presence, said Mabus in March. This change to Career Sea Pay will both improve critical sea-duty manning and reward those who take these challenging seagoing assignments. This increase is long overdue and is meant to reward our Sailors and Marines for their continued sacrifices as part of Americas Away Team. All pay grades with at least three years of cumulative sea duty will receive a 25 percent increase in regular CSP, while service members who exceed 36 months of consecutive sea duty will receive an increase in CSP-P from $100 to $200 per month. Consistent with cur rent policy, in lieu of receiving CSP-P, Sailors and Marines in grades E5-E9 with eight years of cumulative sea duty receive a higher CSP rate, equivalent to receiving CSP-P when ever assigned to a ship regardless of consecutive sea time. This is the first increase of CSP and CSP-P since 2001. Approximately 100,000 Sailors receive CSP and approximately 13,000 receive CSP-P; this special pay increase is expected to cost $66 million/year.From Page 1Sea PayShipboard Allowance Listing (COSAL), which is designed to ensure logistics support is available onboard for most unscheduled corrective maintenance and PMS requirements. Prior to beginning the inventory of repair parts, MSAT person nel received valuable training in shipboard configuration manage ment. This training was accomplished during the Ships Configuration Maintenance Course (SCMC), which provides specific instruction on the analysis and correc tion of maintenance support problems.From Page 1The Sullivans Please visit JDRF.org today.A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 4thFLT Sailors Find Professional, Personal BalanceFrom U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsThe Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet, which is preparing for a change of command April 17, have capably planned dozens of maritime security operations, security cooperation activities and contingency opera tions in the past few years. Meanwhile, they have benefited from an atmo sphere of genuine support for staff members who want to keep their lives in balance while achieving professional and personal goals. The evidence of this work-life balance is in a command climate survey completed in late 2013. In every area, from organizational effective ness to group cohesion and equal opportunity trends, the command scored higher than the averages for the Navy and the Department of Defense. It was so positive we had to dig for not necessarily negatives but we had to dig for issues, said Chief Information Systems Technician (SW) Shannen Kippers, the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program manager, who managed the survey and associated records searches, focus groups and interviews. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, who became the 4th Fleet commander in mid-2012, set the tone with a briefing he deliv ered to new arrivals. Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (IDW) Jolene Lovett of Atlanta recalled that, in her briefing, Harris stressed the importance of training and education. He was encourag ing everyone, at every step to move to the next level, said Lovett, who earned her Information Dominance Warfare qualification at 4th Fleet and is scheduled to attend the Advanced Maritime Operational Intelligence Course this year. Continuing to learn, taking leave and dem onstrating conspicuous courtesy are command priorities for each Sailor and civilian. Through most of her career, Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (AW/ SW) Katina Davis, of Folkston and St. Marys, Ga., had been single. I was always the one taking duties for someone, she said, on holi days or when her ships returned from deployments. In late 2012, Davis learned she was preg nant with her first child, to whom she gave birth in December. Davis, who has plastered her desk with photos of her daughter, still likes going to work, she said. She also looks forward to going home at the end of the day, and she feels support up and down the chain of command for her new responsibilities. Of the nine commands to which she has been assigned so far, This command is at the very top, Davis said. Lt. Maili Neverosky, a surface warfare officer (SWO) from Bakersfield, Calif., and her husband, who is also a surface warfare officer, have three children. SWO life was hard on their family. It didnt seem like sustainable lifestyle, she said. So, in 2008, she left active duty. A year ago, Neverosky joined the Navy Reserve; a few months later, she took active duty orders to 4th Fleet, where she plans surface missions and has qualified as a battle watch captain. On a typical day, she goes to the base gym, where she is likely to see a senior leader or two. To her, thats a good sign. If her bosses can work out, then surely a lieu tenant can find the time to work out, she said. Neverosky said shed be happy to extend her 4th Fleet assignment. It has been able to work for our family, she said. That work-life balance has been struck. Like many others in the command, Yeoman 3rd Class Rickey Gray of Tupelo, Miss., is pursu ing a degree in his case, a Bachelors of Science in computer engineer ing from Florida State College at Jacksonville. In one sign that the cli mate at 4th Fleet is healthy at the deck plates, his leading petty officer pushed him to do it. Similarly long-range views are being promoted by Capt. Steve Shinego, the chief of staff. The goal of doing hard work isnt to do more hard work just to do more hard work, Shinego said at a recent ceremony. Our goal should be to create wins and a sustainable meth odology. For more news from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet, visit www. navy.mil/local/cusns/. -Photos by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Cody With encouragement from his leading petty offi cer, Yeoman 3rd Class Rickey Gray is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in computer engineering from Florida State College at Jacksonville. When she was single, Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (AW/SW) Katina Davis often took duties for others, she said. Now, after having her first child, she feels support up and down the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet chain of command for her new responsibilities. Pictured on front page, Lt. Maili Neverosky left active duty because being a Surface Warfare Officer with a husband who was also a Surface Warfare Officer was a difficult lifestyle to sustain for her family, she said. Now a Reservist on active duty with U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, she has found a better balance. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 7

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In Case Of EmergencyNS Mayport Emergency Services Personnel Drill Real Life Scenarios From StaffDepartments throughout Naval Station Mayport put on their safety vests and participated in an Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on Naval Station Mayport on April 9. The exercise was part of an annual require ment for Air Ops and a great opportunity for all emergency ser vices to get practice as well, said Willie Green, Naval Station Mayport Installation Training and Readiness Officer. The event tested our firefighting responsibilities and environmental responsibilities, land and sea, he said. it was a complete totally integrated exercise with all facets NAVFAC, Air Ops, Harbor Ops, Environmental, emer gency operations staff. The exercise started off with a simulated SH-60B Seahawk helicopter incident. The scenario included the helicopters fuel bladder rupturing during refueling which caused a fuel spill that ignited, Green said. Fire and Rescue responded with fire trucks to put out the blaze and then covered stormwater drains in an attempt to prevent environmental hazard. In the scenario, the oil and gas escaped into the basin, prompting Harbor Ops and Environmental to start containment and clean up. We learned a lot of lessons, Green said. We executed our preplanned response. The exercise overall was a success; however, we learned a lot of lessons from it and well improve upon those.-Photos by Paige GnannBoatswains Mate Seaan Brandon Elliott of Harbor Ops suits up in hazardous materials gear during NS Mayports Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on April 9. Members of Harbor Ops wait for their cue to simulate hazardous materials clean up in NS Mayports basin. 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014

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First Coast Navy Fire and Rescue, Mayport Division, conduct firefighting training on the airfield at Naval Station Mayport using a Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device as part of an April 9 drill. The device can simulate 13 different fires that can happen aboard an aircraft. Master-at-Arms First Class Michael Eno and Jose Pacheco secure Alpha/Bravo Gate during the NS Mayports Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on April 9. Machinists Mate 1st Clas Nicholas Arias talks with the Harbor Ops hazardous spill team as the exercise scenario begins. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 9

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Mayport FFSC Counselors Passionate About Stopping Sexual AssualtBy MC1 Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastThe theme for the 2014 April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault. Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center counselors are determined to make this request a reality. Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lauren Walton and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Victim Advocate (SARC VA) Kristin Merrick are the team leaders for the Naval Station Mayport team. Walton conducts all training for all com mand SAPR representa tives. Every command at Naval Station Mayport has a SAPR. They are responsible for inform ing and training their commands about sexual assault awareness and prevention. Walton also is in charge of keeping records of all cases of sexual assault reported. According to Walton, their main goal is to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assault from happening. Our goal is to raise awareness in April, but to instill the mindset throughout the year, she said. I am very passionate about this issue, hopefully I can help spread the word and make a difference. Merrick is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. She was a Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) program representative throughout her military career. The SAVI program was a precursor to the SAPR program which came into effect a few years ago. Merrick is a civilian victim advo cate for all military and dependents who report sexual assault. She is an additional counselor for people to turn to, if they do not feel comfortable discussing their assault with people in their command. According to Merrick SAPR aware ness and prevention are becoming an important issue in all training pro grams. My job is to give a victim a different choice when reporting sexu al assault, she said. There has been more focus on sexual assault due to some high profile cases. Now military are given SAPR training in boot camp, A-school and indoc. More and more people are coming forward, not afraid to report a sexual assault case. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact, when a perpetrator uses force, threats, intimidation, abuse of author ity, or when the victim does not or cannot con sent. Sexual assault includes rape and any other sexual contact that is unwanted and inappropriate, or the attempt to commit any such acts. Victims are given two choices when reporting the assault, restricted which is a confiden tially report to a victim advocate and an unre stricted report which is filing a report to a vic tim advocate and an investigation is launched and your chain of com mand is identified. In both instances victims are offered the same resource services to help deal with the assault. The ultimate goal is to prevent all sexual assault, Merrick said. Although this might not be realistic, we want people to know that the SAPR program is here to help. We want all victims to be able to come forward and get the help they need. The SAPR program in association with the Fleet and Family Service Center and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station Mayport are holding many events to raise awareness about sexual assault. There are 5K Fun runs, dressing your doors with Teal (which is the color of the program) and at the end of the month a Barracks Bash party. All events will have sexual assault awareness and prevention information pam phlets and personel to answer questions avail able. All of the events help raise awareness, according to Walton, it is everyones responsibility to help eliminate sexual assault. I hope people are more cautious about what is appropriate behavior and what is not, she said. We raise awareness about this problem, but everyone needs to do their part to prevent and in the future eliminate sexual assault. -Photo by MC1 Michael WissSexual Assault Response Coordinator Lauren Walton and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Victim Advocate Kristin Merrick are the team leaders for sexual assault advocates at Naval Station Mayport.FFSC Classes Help Manage Navy LifeFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to regis ter call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue.April 17, 2014 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, RM 1124 April 17, 2014 10-11 a.m., Healthy YOU, Health Family!, Building 1, RM 702 This program focus es on the woman her self and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set individual goals, com plete a Myers Briggs Inventory, and to identify family roles. April 21-25, 2014 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop Building 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military person nel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separating from completion of military services. It helps Service mem bers understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the tran sition process. April 21, 2014 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Building 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communication and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. April 21, 2014 1:30-3 p.m., Targeting Your Resume, Building 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are applying for. April 23, 2014 9 a.m.1 p.m., Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, Building 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. April 23, 2014 11 a.m.-noon, Raising Financially Fit Kids, Building 1, RM 719 Studies show that the single most important place where children learn about money is in the home and the most important teachers are their parents. Join us and learn how to raise financially fit kids. April 24, 2014 9-11 a.m., Relationship Communication Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to master the skills of understanding non-verbal cues, con structive criticism, and active listening. They also learn to explore the differences that affect communication as a couple, as well as how they can deepen their relationship. April 24, 2014 10-11 a.m., Healthy YOU, Health Family!, Building 1, RM 702 This program focus es on the woman her self and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set individual goals, com plete a Myers Briggs Inventory, and to identify family roles. April 24, 2014 1-3 p.m., English Tea for Expectant Mothers Chapel We are honoring our expectant moms in recognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come and enjoy to hours of pam pering, good food, and good company. April 28-30, 2014 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training, Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SAPR Command Liaison Training, Building 1, RM 1616 April 28, 2014 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home. April 28, 2014 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting, Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 1:30-3 p.m., Targeting Your Resume, Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and con nect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! April 29, 2014 8 a.m.noon, SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Training, Building 1, RM 1616 April 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stress Management Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems associated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. April 29, 2014 1-3 p.m., SAPR Data Collection Coordinator (DCC) Training, Building 1, RM 1616 April 30, 2014 9 a.m.1 p.m., Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, Building 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. -Photo by Marlene AlfaroFFSC Mayport New Parent Support Counselor Jaye Meyer talks with a mom participating in the second annual Stroller Strut in support of April as the Month of the Military Child on April 10 starting at Building One. NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, helped kick off this years event. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 11 Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Recognizes Sex Assault Awareness MonthBy Yan KennonNaval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior WriterNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)themed Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assaultby encouraging awareness and prevention through education and outreach. We all play a role in the fight against sexual assaultwith the com mitment to eliminate it from our ranks, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles com manding officer. We must first foster a professional command cli mate that encourages sexual assault victims to report these crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable. If we work together, we can create a culture that does not tolerate sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as any type of sexual contact or behav ior that occurs without explicit consent. According to the U.S. Department of Justices National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of 237,868 sexual assaults occur each yearabout one every two minutes. About 60 percent go unreported. The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline provides many steps to reduce the risk. Common sense, situ ational awareness and trusting ones instincts are key. Other tips include: consume alco hol only in moderation; communicate limits and expectations clearly with others; inform close friends when going on a date with a new per son; walk only in lighted areas if its dark; and have a plan for someone to call for help. One of the most effec tive methods of preventing sexual assault is active bystander intervention. The three components to active bystander intervention are: recognizing when to intervene, consider ing whether the situation needs attention and deciding if there is a responsibility to act. The active bystander approach encourages people to identify situ ations that might lead to a sexual assault and then safely intervene to prevent an assault from occurring. Remember, everyone has the right to say no, even if they first say yes. Anyone in immediate danger should call 911 (in the U.S.). To report a sexual assault, call the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247, Naval Station (NS) Mayport duty SAPR Victim Advocate at 904-563-1254, NS Mayport civilian SAPR Victim Advocate at 912534-1065 or NS Mayport SARC at 904-548-8392. NBHC Mayport is one of NH Jacksonvilles six health care facili ties located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient population about 163,000 active and retired sailors, sol diers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their familiesmore than 63,000 are enrolled with a primary care manag er at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/ sites/NavalHospitalJax.By Naval Hospital Jacksonville Question: What should I do if I have a bad reaction to my medication? Answer: Sometimes medications can cause unintended reactions from minor to life threatening in nature. Minor reactions should be reported to your pro vider or pharmacist for advicepharmacy phone numbers are usually located on the prescription bottle. For serious or life threatening reac tions such as difficul ty breathing, tightness in your chest, swelling, itching or convulsions call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Question: Why do some medications warn me of sunburn? Answer: Some medications such as sulfa antibiotics, like septra or bactrim, can cause photosensitivity caus ing sensitivity to sun rays or likely sunburn ing. Even short exposure to sun rays or tanning booths can cause skin rash, itching, redness or even severe sunburn. If your prescription label cautions against sun exposure, try avoiding the highest burn index of the day, usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you must be out, wear protective clothing and accessories. In addition, apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), use SPF lip balm and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Question: Is it important how I store my medications? Answer: Each medi cation has unique storage requirements. Because the effective ness of your medication may be altered by tem perature light or humid ity, many medications should be stored in a cool, dry, place away from moisture, heat and sunlight. Always read medication labels for storage recommenda tions. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist if spe cial storage procedures are needed. Ask the Doc is written by Naval Hospital Jacksonville providers from its hospital and five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. This column was writ ten by Cmdr. Pamela OLoughlin, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West pharmacist. If you have a question for a physician, dentist, pharmacist or optome trist that youd like to see published, please send it to jaxpublicaffairs@med. navy.mil.When You Have Questions About Your Medications ASK THEDOC Cmdr. Pamela OLoughlin Navy Pharmacist Enroll in TRICAREs Dental Programs OnlineFrom TRICAREOnline is a con venient way to man age nearly everything; theres online billpay, online education and online banking. TRICARE has offered online enrollment for TRICARE Prime for several years and now offers online enrollment for two of its dental programs: the TRICARE Dental Program and the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. Now, beneficia ries can also enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program or the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program on the Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) web site: www.dmdc.osd. mil/appj/bwe. To log in, beneficiaries can use a valid Common Access Card (CAC), a Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) myPay login identification (ID) and password, or a Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS Logon). In addition to enroll ing in a dental program, the BWE website is a secure portal that also allows TRICARE bene ficiaries to update their personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), add or delete family members to their Prime coverage, request new enrollment cards, change primary care managers, transfer coverage when they move and much more. For more information about the BWE website, visit www.tricare.mil/ bwe. For more informa tion about TRICAREs dental programs, visit www.tricare.mil/dental.

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12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Auto Skills Center April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 2705392 May Special: Free tire rotation with paid alignment. Transmission flush, coolant flush and fuel injection cleaning, $180 (most vehicles). 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 April 18: Easter Bingo 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts all hard cards, cupcake contest, Easter bonnet contest, scaven ger hunt and more. 2707204 May 12: Mothers Day Bingo12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. 5x $1000 Jackpots, 1x $500 Quinella, free food, extra drawings and more. 2707204 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 Wednesday: Whiffle Ball Wednesdays. 5 pm at Castaways. Bring your friends and play some Whiffle Ball! 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 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. 2707205 May 9: Castaways Putt n Crawl Challenge. 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Think you can putt like Tiger Woods? Show us your stuff. Free for all adults. Win a free round of golf at Windy Harbor Golf Club. 270-7205 May 22: Stanley Cup NHL 14 PS3 Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Great prize for winner. May 24: UFC 173Barao vs. Dillashaw. 10 p.m. at Castaways. 270-7205 May 31: All Request Saturday Night. All night long at Castaways. DJ Adam will be playing your song requests June 6: NBA 2K14 Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Great prize for winner. 270-7205 Community Activities May 2: 2014 Mayport Music Fest. 7:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion featuring Blue October & The Cab. Admission opens at 6 p.m. FREE. 270-5228 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. April 19-20: Busch Gardens Trip. Van departs 8 a.m. $40 Patron, $60 Guest. Trip includes hotel and transportation only; Waves of Honor ticket Free, 1-day pass $77. Sign up by April 16 April 21: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 22: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline April 21. April 23: CSADD Color Run 5K Run/3K Walk Sign ups start 7 a.m. Run starts 8 a.m. Must bring eye protection. April 24: Barracks Bash. 4-7:30 pm behind barracks bldg. 1586 and 1587. Come for food, prizes, DJ, games and more. FREE! April 26: Zoo Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. Cost $12. Sign up deadline April 24. May 1: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. May 3: St. Augustine Day Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. FREE. Sign up deadline May 1. May 4: Paintball. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation only, you pay for your paint. Sign up by May 1. May 6: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline May 5. May 8: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 9: Movie Trip. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Transportation only. May 10: Food Drive Volunteers. Van departs 12:30 p.m. Trucks Needed. May 14: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Free Food! Intramural Sports April 15-18: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 8. 270-5452. April 25: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by April 15. 270-5451 April 28: Women Basketball Begins. Season Ends June 19. 270-5451 May 8: Mens Doubles Tennis Tournament. Sign up by May 2. 270-5451 May 13: Armed Forces 5K/10K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. May 13: Co-Ed Softball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. 270-5451. Aquatics May 5: Pool Open for Recreation Swim Open on Weekends. Saturdays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sundays and holidays 1-6 p.m. Full hours begin Friday, Jun. 8. Active Duty and children ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 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 colored headpin bowling. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $18. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents. 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. May 2: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 May 16: Elementary Prom Under the Sea. 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $5 advanced sign-up and $7 day of, space permitting. May 21: Americas Kids Run. 3 pm at the Youth Center. Ages 5-13. May 30: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of.

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Resident of the Week-Photo U.S. Coast GuardBeatty Communities would like to congratulate Jason Pope who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Pope Family and all of our residents who live with Balfour Beatty Communities! Will you be the next Resident of the Week? For more details about the program, please call 904-270-8870.BBC Hosts Earth Day ShredFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesDo you have stacks of old bills collecting dust? Do you still have tax return information from the 1980s? What about piles of printed documents taking up valuable office space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) has an event just for you! In honor of Earth Day, join BBC at the Ribault Bay Community Center on April 22 from 1-3 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Shred Event! A mobile shred truck will be onsite securely shredding materi als, which will then be recycled into paper towels and toilet paper. Suggested items to shred are past credit card statements, IRS tax return information, old checks, mail containing your address, all paper (colored and white) and any documents a thief could use to steal your identity. The Ribault Bay Community Center is located at 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, Fla., 32233 in the off-base housing commu nity. All participants of the shred event will be able to enjoy hot dogs, snacks and beverages and will be entered to win a gift card! If you have any questions, please call 904-372-4702.Scholarship Application Deadline Extended For Balfour Beatty ResidentsFrom BBCBalfour Beatty Communities Foundation has extend ed accepting scholar ship applications from high school seniors and undergraduate students who live in a Balfour Beatty Community and are attending or planning to attend an accredited educational/ technical institution for the2014 2015 academic year. To apply for these scholarships go to the Foundations website, www.bbcommu nitiesfoundation.org/ scholarships.aspx, print out, complete, and submit the appli cation and all required materials to Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation at 10 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 2, 2014. Adventure Landing NightWristbands On Sale Wristbands for the annu al USO night at Adventure Landing at Jacksonville Beach are on sale at the NAS Jax, NSB Kings Bay and NS Mayport USO offic es. The annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) will be held on Wednesday, May 28 from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are open to active duty and dependents only (National Guard and Reservists on active orders are elligible). This event will sell out. Dont wait to buy your wristbands. NAS Jacksonville No Dough Dinner Join us for the first NAS Jacksonville No Dough Dinner on Wednesday, April 30 from 5-7 p.m. at Fleet Reserve #91 on Collins Road. The staff and vol unteers will serve spa ghetti and meat sauce, gar lic bread, salad and dessert. Please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/JaxUSO?ref=hl#!/ events/1567376320153699/ (RSVP not required but appreciated). This is free for active duty and their dependents. Interested in volunteering to serve dinner? Please email lquinn@usojax.com for more information. 2014 Players Championships Birdies For Charity Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased to be participating in the 2014 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program. This unique community-based fundraising 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 eligible to win a fabulous grand prize! Upon making your donation, you will be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. 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 ques tion will be used to determine the winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 7. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shredded 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 fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. 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. Watch TV or a movie from the video library. Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and over head projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWSTips For Water Conservation MonthFrom St. Johns River Water Management District April is Water Conservation Month in Florida, and the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining dozens of agen cies and local governments to promote the importance of water conservation. April has been formal ly recognized as Water Conservation Month in Florida for the past 16 years, as April is typically a dry month when water demands are higher due to springtime planting. Lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use. District-wide lawn watering rules are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation and specify the days when residents and businesses may water. These days depend on whether the property has an odd or even numbered address. Irrigate lawns and landscapes up to two days a week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., from March to November, and up to one day a week during the cooler months of Eastern Standard Time. Watering wisely yearround promotes healthi er lawns and landscapes and can save thousands of gallons of water per month, as well as save homeowners money. Overwatering a lawn can promote weeds and insect pests, as well as weakened grass roots. Watch the weather if it looks like it is going to rain, dont water your lawn. Outdoor conservation tips include: ing the early morning or early evening hours when temperature and wind speed are lowest. This reduces losses from evaporation and wind that can occur during the middle of the day. leaves and other debris from sidewalks and driveways rather than a hose. Using a hose to clean a driveway can use hundreds of gallons of water. a spray nozzle that can be adjusted so water flows only as needed. When finished, turn it off at the faucet instead of at the nozzle to avoid water loss from leaks. Without a spray nozzle, an unattended garden hose can pour out 8 to 12 gallons each minute, or hundreds of gallons of water in an hour. use to water plants. It is free and is better for plants because it doesnt contain hard minerals. Inside the home, a leaky toilet or faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water each month. Installing lowflow toilets and show erheads can dramati cally reduce indoor water consumption without reduced performance. Other indoor tips include: to get hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up. the drain when there may be another use for it, such as watering a plant or cleaning. in the refrigerator instead of letting the tap run while waiting for cool water to flow. Water conservation is among the Districts highest priorities, and nearly every aspect of the Districts work, from consumptive use per mitting to cooperative funding to water supply planning, has a water conservation component. Since 2010, the District and local governments, utilities and other part ners have invested nearly $7 million in cost-share projects to improve water conservation. Visit floridaswater. com/waterconservation for more tips on how to conserve water. Did you know? No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Call 800-822-6344 or visit stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 13

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CHINFO Award Winner Easter BunnyComes To Mayport Page 2 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com USS The Sullivans Gets An Integrated Logistics Overhaul With SERMC United Through ReadingUSS Phil Sea Families Stay Connected, See Story Page 5Career Sea Pay Increases Begin May 1From Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe increase to Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P), announced in March by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will be implemented May 1 and eligible Sailors will see the increase in their mid-month paycheck according to Navy officials. In addition to base pay, CSP and CSP-P compensate Sailors and Marines serving aboard ships whose pri mary mission is conducted at sea. CSP rates are based upon a members pay grade and cumulative years of sea duty. CSP-P is an additional incentive for members who exceed 36 consecutive months at sea. The increase to both pays is part of a larger Navy-wide effort to reduce gaps at sea by incentivizing sea duty. Those Sailors and Marines on sea duty, deployed By Ensign Lauren ChapmanUSS The SullivansNAVSUP Fleet Logistic Center (FLC) Jacksonville Detachment, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), Mayport, is in the beginning months of an eightmonth Integrated Logistics Overhaul (ILO) on board USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) in conjunction with the ships Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability expect ed to last through October. ILO, a self-help program requested by the ship, is designed to improve USS The Sullivans readiness by providing logistics support that accurately reflects the ships true equipment and operat ing needs. The program com prised of five functions: con figuration, technical manual, planned maintenance system (PMS), repair parts analysis and ships force training. Accomplishing this gargan tuan task involved remov ing nearly 12,000 line items worth an estimated value of $11.5 million from the ship to a secure ILO warehouse. The repair part offload was conducted in six days by the Inter-Service Supply Support Operations Program (ISSOP) team, ships force and the ILS staff. After removal and relo cation of the onboard repair parts, the ships Maintenance Support Analysis Team (MSAT), comprised of 12 per sonnel, began reconstructing storeroom locations to mimic the storerooms onboard the ship. The MSAT team is respon sible for the inventory of each and every part in bulk locations and over 500 VIDMAR drawers. The MSAT team will complete a wall to wall inventory, which, in turn, will assist in the identifica tion of excess material as well as allowance shortages. By the end of this process the team will have assisted in validating and updat ing the ships Consolidated -Photo courtesy of SERMCMembers of the Maintenance Support Analysis Team pose with completion certificates presented by Lt. Cmdr. Paul Havens, NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville SERMC Supply Officer (second row back, far right). Also present in the photo are instructors from NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville ILS Division and USS The Sullivans Command Master Chief, CMDCM Herbert Stephens. COMUSNAVSO/4thFLT Sailors Benefit From Supportive Command, See Story Page 7 See Sea Pay, Page 7 See The Sullivans, Page 7

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2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Command Chaplain Chap. Karen Rector 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 Ross Cramer .................................................................................... 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: Join Mayport Chapel For EasterAs I was preparing for Easter Sunday, I came across one of my favor ite hymns, He Lives Its based on Revelation 1:18, I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. (KJV) The first verse is my favorite; so simple, yet so powerful: I serve a risen Savior, Hes in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him Hes always near. You know, even when we dont think we need Jesus, hes still always near. God is so awe some in that way. It just doesnt matter what we may be going through; good times, bad times, God is always near, ready to walk with us, talk with us. I also love the end of the chorus to this song, because it asks the age old question that believ ers get all the time, You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart. Have you ever stopped to think about that? Think about the times youve been asked a question, or had ques tions of your own and all of a sudden you just have the answer, because somewhere, deep down inside, the answer was already within you. You know it, not because youve Googled it, or read a book about it, but youve seen all the evi dence around you, and learned from all of your past experience, and its in every fiber of your being; no one can tell you different. Thats what faith is all about. One of my favorite seminary profes sors, Dr. Jerry Sumney used to say, When it comes to God and the Resurrection, religion will never prove it, and science will never dis prove it. Thats why they call it faith. Yes, we have scrip tures, and we have his torical documents, but what we choose to believe or not believe often comes down to what we feel and think deep down inside of us, and we can boldly answer the question, I know God lives, because He lives within my heart. This week is the week leading up to Easter. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Chapel by the Sea here at Naval Station Mayport. Beginning Thursday there will be Maundy Thursday services at 1800, Good Friday services, Protestant service at 11:30 a.m. and Catholic at 3 p.m., Saturday will be our Spring Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts for the kids. Finally, on Sunday morning, the Protestant chapel will have an Easter sunrise service at the Ocean Breeze Gazebo at 0700, followed by breakfast at the Galley. The Catholic chapel will hold Easter sunrise service at the Beachside Community Center Pavilion at 0700. We will also be having our regularly scheduled services at the chapel on Easter. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. CHAPLAINSCORNERChaplain Karen Rector NS Mayport Chaplain Easter ServicesNaval Station Mayport Chapel will hold ser vices for Holy Week and Easter. Protestant service for Maundy Thursday will be April 17 at 6 p.m. with Holy Communion. Good Friday service on April 18 is at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 20, behind Ocean Breeze Conference Center at 7 a.m. In case of rain, services will be held at ATG auditorium. Breakfast will follow at the Oasis Galley. The Easter Sunday service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion and an Easter Cantata. Catholic Easter schedule service for Holy Thursday, April 17, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet and confessions will be held at 2:30 p.m. Good Friday service will be at 3 p.m. with a fish fry afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. An Easter Vigil Mass will be held April 19 at 8 p.m. Easter Sunrise Mass will be held at 7 a.m. at the Sea Otter Pavilion with breakfast to fol low at the Oasis Galley. Divine Mercy Sunday Chaplet at 8:40 a.m. will be followed with an Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.How Do I Get Help For My Special Needs Child. .From The Navy?To get help for your child, you must become an advocate for him. Why should you do this? Well, you are a natural advocate for your child. You were his first teach er, his most important role model, and you have his best interests at heart! Because you will be involved with your child for life, you need to be an active participant in planning his educa tion. As your childs advo cate, your first step is to learn as much as you can about the special educa tion services resources, which are available to your child. Now through the Navys Child and Youth Programs you have access to a NEW web-based resource. The resource Spec Ed Connection has been especially designed for parents who have a child who is about to enter, progress through, or even exit the world of special education. Special Ed Connection is the result of a partner ship between Navy CYP and LRP Publications. The goal is to have par ents possess a clear understanding of what special education is and how it works. Special Ed Connection is a comprehensive web resource, available 24/7. KNOWINGTHE ROPESJudy Cromartie School Liaison OfficerParents will be able to locate proven strategies, helpful tools, federal statutes and regulations, and more! Listed below are just a few of the high lights that will be made available for your use through this partnership: Smart Starts The perfect starting point when you need to famil iarize yourself with specific special educa tion topics such as IEP Basics and Parental Involvement. Special Ed Online Dictionary This tool provides straightforward definitions of more than 1400 widely used terns which enhance dialogue about special education issues. News, Articles, and Updates This section allows you to stay cur rent on newsworthy events in the special edu cation community. It is your electronic newspa per dedicated to keeping you informed and gives best practices from special education experts. Special Ed Round-Ups The round-ups provide you with a way to obtain best practice guidance and gain access to valu able resources on a host of important special edu cation issues. LRPs content experts, staff attorneys, and jour nalists provide daily coverage and interpre tive analysis which meet the highest professional standards. Searching for the right information can be a daunting task con sidering the thousands of documents which relate to special education. Special Ed Connection will put the right infor mation at your fingertips. Interested in gaining access to this new online tool? By contacting your School Liaison Officer, she will be able to sign you up for the web-based resource. By emailing her at Judith.cromartie@ navy.mil, she will submit your name to LPR. They in turn will email you your username and pass word. Be sure to include in the email that you do want access to Spec Ed Connection, your first and last name, and your email address. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 ext. 1305 [office] or (904) 993-5864 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. Naval Cryptologic Vets Seeks MembersFrom NCVAIf you are serving, or have ever served, in Naval Cryptology and Cyber Warfare, the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) would like you as a member. NCVA is an organization of current and former officer and enlisted members and our primary focus is preserving our rich cryptologic history and main taining contact with those with whom we served. Our uniqueness is founded in the pioneering spirit of our oldest WWII and Cold War (Naval Security Group) members and in the cutting edge service of todays Navys Information Operations warriors. More information is available on our website at http://www.usncva.org/ or contact our Public Affairs Officer via email at pao@usncva.org or via USPS at NCVA PAO, Box 66, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.

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Chamber Officials Visit Jax, MayportBy MC1(SW) Greg JohnsonNavy Region Southeast Public AffairsTwenty-five mem bers of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and Naval Station (NS) Mayport April 9-11 to see firsthand how the bases operate. The group toured each base as part of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Honorary Commanders Association (HCA), which partners civilian business leaders with military commanders from different branches in an effort to enhance the relationship between the two. The chamber organized the HCA about 30 years ago in Atlanta to promote interaction between military personnel and local business and civic leaders, said Joe Gaskin, co-chairman of the Cobb County HCA and project manager with ARCADIS, U.S., Inc. This cooperative effort provides an insight into a variety of local benefits for armed forces person nel assigned to our area and also gives the civil ian personnel an oppor tunity to learn about military affairs and the resulting economic impact to the commu nity. According to Gaskin, about 25 business and civic leaders of Cobb County are chosen each year to participate in the HCA. Each civilian is paired with a mili tary counterpart who they work with to iden tify community and business opportunities in support of the armed forces. In turn, civilians are provided opportunities for in-depth tours of local and out-of-town military installations. In addition, the HCA regularly supports a variety of official military func tions, including changes of command, retirement ceremonies, unit deploy ments and military balls. During the visit, civil ians and their military counterparts toured Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 72, the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), the Surface Warfare Officer School Command Learning Site Mayport, and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast. While the group had the opportunity to see a variety of aircraft, equipment and machinery, one HCA member said it was the service members that really stood out. The entire trip in Jacksonville was amaz ing, said Tim Kelley, HCA member and owner of Blue Sky Exhibits, LLC. I have experi enced things I could not even imagine, but what stood out were the incredible friendliness, passion and profession alism each military per son has shown us. It is evident they truly love what they do; the enthu siasm is amazing. HCA members are appointed each year in January and hold their position until November. During the year, the association typically vis its several military bases throughout the region. NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport served as the first out-of-state loca tions for the group so far in 2014. According to Gaskin, the opportunity to visit military installations is an invaluable experience. By understanding the wide variety of missions and responsibilities that our men in uniform are expected to perform for our nation, our appre ciation for their service and sacrifice becomes far clearer, Gaskin said. Seeing their commit ment and dedication, observing the intense training, getting a firsthand look at the tech nology, as well as the human interest element I have to stand in awe and respect for every ser vice member and thank God for what they mean to this great nation. The Cobb County HCA was established in 1983 and has produced more than 700 alumni. -Photo submittedMembers of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce stand with members of the Surface Warfare Officer School Learning Site Mayport after participating in Damage Control obstacles, including pipe patching, as part of their tour of NS Mayport. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Phil Sea Wins Golden Anchor AgainFrom USS Philippine Sea Public AffairsTo the average citi zen, the term Golden Anchor most likely does not mean very much. But in the Navy, it is a mat ter of pride and a show ing of accomplishment. And USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) has the right to be twice as proud. Being the recipient of the 2013 Retention Excellence Award or the Golden Anchor, Philippine Sea has now won the anchor two years in a row. For those who may not know what the Golden Anchor represents, it is an award based on the commands retention rate, advancement per centage, leadership capabilities as well as many other aspects. In many ways, it is a direct reflec tion of the success of the command. The award is present ed to ships that meet or exceed the reten tion benchmarks of 100 percent on-time Career Waypoints submissions; 100 percent qualification of professional appren tice career track Sailors; score of 85 or higher on annual career informa tion program review; maintain zero Navy Wide Advancement Exam invalidations; achieve 100 percent Leadership Development Program completions for results released during the fiscal year; and although not an element of the award, a Zone A attrition not exceeding 5.0. All of these compo nents of a command are essentially monitored and coordinated by one person: the Command Career Counselor. Philippine Sea is fortu nate to have a successful, motivated and extremely organized counselor in Navy Counselor First Class Eugenia Ortiz. Arriving to Philippine Sea three years ago, she has been instrumental in helping the ship achieve this award not once but twice. But she insists that this award was achieved by the entire crew. Personally it makes me feel great, but this isnt a personal award. Its a Command Award; its not NC1s award. There would be no way to win this award if we didnt lead and mentor each other, and she is right. We had several shipmates selected for a variety of Officer Communities. Now, more Wardogs have per sonally seen success stories that drive them to submit packages. We have new CSs, OSs, BMs, GMs, LSs, YNs, ISs, RPs, LNs and SHs that mentor our new PACT or Professional Apprenticeship Career Track Sailors, NC1 continued, and when one sailor succeeds, the whole ship succeeds. It truly is a team effort. However, every ship faces its reten tion challenges. For the Philippine Sea, the big challenge this year was deployment and the constant separation from family. Despite the dis tance, Philippine Seas sailors have continued to re-enlist and PACT sailors continue to strive for designated rates. When I see one of our PACT sailors make the rate they wanted, I feel awesome. That right there makes it all worthwhile said NC1 Ortiz. But the pride does not stop there. For some, especially the Boatswains Mates, it is a matter of telling the world that the ship has won the Golden Anchor twice in a row. Traditionally, when a ship receives the Retention Excellence Award, the anchor is allowed to be paint ed gold thereby giv ing the award the name Golden Anchor. Since Philippine Sea already won the award last year, this year they will be allowed to paint both of their anchors gold. In my 13 years in the Navy, I have never been able to say that I have had both of my anchors gold, it will be an honor to paint the other anchor gold and show the world how great this ship is said Boatswains Mate 1st Class Juan Chumpitaz. The crew of the Philippine Sea is busy at work while on deploy ment with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom but proud to have, yet again, a Golden Anchor leading the ship. -Photo by MC3 Abe McNattSailors lower the anchor of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a Suez Canal transit. Philippine Sea is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.-Photo courtesy of USS Philippine SeaUSS Philippine Sea (CG 58) receives the 2013 Retention Excellence Award or the Golden Anchor for the second consecutive year. Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Imari Jenkins re-stows fire hose aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Veith takes a box of oranges during an all hands working party for a vertical replenishment aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Sailors practice fire fighting techniques aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 5 Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Darron May, from Dallas, removes cargo nets dur ing a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Damaris Urena, from New York, and Seaman Isaac Kinder, from Stone Mountain, Ga., hook cargo to an MH-60R Seahawk heli copter, assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helcicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Phil Sea Kicks Off United Through ReadingBy USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) Public AffairsThe crew of the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) kicked off the United Through Reading (UTR) program April 5. UTR is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to unite military families facing physical sepa ration by providing the bonding experience of reading aloud together. UTR will give our Sailors an opportunity to open up and have per sonal time with their families, said Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Vira, the ships UTR coordinator. It becomes a two-way interaction because Sailors can then get pic tures and videos of their children enjoying the videos sent in return. The Sailors end up get ting just as much out of it as their children To announce the pro gram, Philippine Sea held a cake cutting cer emony which gave the crew an opportunity to learn about the program and to begin signing up. The following evening, Sailors were reading to their children. As one of the crews newest fathers, Culinary Specialist Seaman Noland Wathen got to cut the cake and take the first reading time slot. Being able to read to my daughter really lifted my spirits, said Wathen, who hopes the video will make it home before his daughters birthday. I feel like Ive missed so much, it really makes me feel good to know that Ill be able to read her a bed time story every night now. The organization sup plies childrens books, video cameras and recordable DVDs at no charge to deployed mili tary personnel all over the world. This allows servicemen and women the chance to record themselves reading and then be able to send the disk home to their fami lies. It was really nice to do the program, knowing that my family would get to see my face and hear my voice for the first time in a long time, said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Taylor Larson, a new father. Ill definitely be making the UTR program a regular thing for me and my family. Due to the daily changes in the ships routine, recording times will vary to adapt to the schedule, said Vira. Shipping times will also vary depending ship activity. The Philippine Sea is currently deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of respon sibility. -Photos by MC3 Abe McNattCulinary Specialist Seaman Noland Wathen, from Nicholasville, Ky., cuts a United Through Reading cake with Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, and Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Vira aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Carly Chandler, from Dallas, observes a replenishment-at-sea from the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Sailors perform maintenance on a helicopter rapid securing device aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Fleet Week Sets Sail for New York CityFrom Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public AffairsThree U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21-27. U.S. Navy participating ships will include Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Arleigh Burke-class Aegisequipped guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) from Norfolk, Va., and Ticonderoga-class guidedmissile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from Mayport, Fla. USCG participating ships will include cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552), the Keeper of New York Harbor from Bayonne, N.J. and cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) from Portsmouth, N.H. In addition to public visita tion of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and military demonstrations throughout the week showcas ing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members. Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the citys time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citi zens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabili ties of todays maritime ser vices. The weeklong celebra tion has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipat ed that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate. For up-to-date informa tion on ship locations, hours and visitation information, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www. fleetweeknewyork.com or Like www.facebook.com/ FleetWeekNewYork.Sprayed Sequestration Could Affect Navy ShipsBy Terri Moon CronkAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe need for more Navy ships despite the scheduled return to sequestration-level spending cuts in fiscal year 2016 resonated at the Navy Leagues SeaAir-Space Exposition April 7 during a panel discussion that featured the Navy and Marine Corps service chiefs. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos expressed their concerns about protecting the nation if sequestration continues. We need to operate forward where and when it matters, and weve got to be there when it mat ters, because nothing else matters, Greenert said. The budget proposal before Congress calls for 308 ships in the 2020 timeframe. We will grow, the admiral said. Even with sequestra tion, well grow some. We wont grow to 308. Well be just over 300, but we will deploy forward. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the Navy will put two more destroyers in Japan, Greenert said. Not just destroyers, but Aegis destroyers, he added, and theyll have the finest capability for ballistic missile defense. Greenert explained, however, that a cove nant exists for the Navy to provide three car rier strike groups and three amphibious-ready groups on short order in a crisis, in addition to existing ship presence. If we go back to seques tration, it will be one, he said. And we are at one today one amphibi ous group and one car rier strike group. We are growing and recover ing this readiness as we get out of [last years] sequestration, but well slide back to that, and thats inadequate. The Navy can struggle by with temporary measures, Greenert said. But if its time to recapitalize and we dont have the ship-building industrial base, were in deep trouble, he added. We have got to evolve together. We need lowercost approaches [and] tailored ships [geared] more to the mission. To do the kinds of things we want to do around the world, weve got to innovate. Amos echoed Greenerts sentiments. I told Congress this year [that] the matter of sequestration where were going to do less with less is a ruse. Were going to do the same with less, he said. Our Navy needs more ships. The very thought is ago nizing trying to figure out how to pay to refuel the George Washington. To me thats insane. That discussion shouldnt take place. America needs its 11th carrier, and America needs U.S. Navy ships, Amos said. The Marine Corps commandant showed the audience a map of where the Marine Corps will focus its forwarddeployed resources. On another slide, he point ed to nuclear-armed states, and their prox imity to coastal regions. Two more countries could become the ninth and 10th nuclear-armed nations, he added. One or two of those nations are in a critical part of world. ... If one of those weapons or a series of those were to be mis handled, it would change the landscape for inter national relations, prob ably forever, he said. Additionally, the worlds top 10 oil reserves are nearly all in places where conflict or potential conflict exists, he said. We may think were done with these nasty, dirty, thorny little con flicts around the world -the things that consume us, that will take our assets, money and time, and, in some cases, our national treasure -but theyre likely not done with us, Amos said. The general showed the audience another map of Marine Corps forces projected global laydown in 2020. This represents a fully sequestered budget, Amos said of Marine Corps presence. And we understand and hope this may not stay the course after 2016, but [sequestration] is the law today, so were planning for it. -Photos by MC2 Marcus StanleyUSS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Seaman Erick Sanchez, rinses his face after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during Naval Security Force Sentry (NSFS) and Security Reaction Force (SERF) training aboard NS Mayport. USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 3rd Class Nelson James, defends him self during a simulated attack after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during Naval Security Force Sentry (NSFS) and Security Reaction Force (SERF) training aboard Naval Station Mayport. James is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during training aboard Naval Station Mayport. USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailor, Seaman Erick Sanchez, rinses his face after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during training aboard Naval Station Mayport.

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Midway Dinner Tickets On Sale For June 7From Navy League of MayportThe Navy League of Mayport is celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner and Program. This is an All Service event featuring a joint Color Guard, All Service Missing Person Table, the Navy Band with all the Service Songs, and numerous histori cal displays. Tickets are now on sale for this years event which will be held on June 7 at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine. The invited keynote speak er is Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations. Ticket prices for Active Duty and Spouses: E-6 and below $25; E-7 to O3 $40; O4 to O5 $50, O6 and above $65. Prices for Civilians and Retirees $65. The evening includes fine dining and a memo rable program. Uniform will be O4 and above dinner dress white jacket; O3 and below dinner dress white/dinner dress white jacket optional and civilian is black tie or business attire. Cocktails begin at 1700, dinner is served at 1800. Tickets are man datory and seating is reserved. Make checks payable to NAVY LEAGUE MIDWAY DINNER Tickets may be pur chased from Bob Price, at 904-246-9982 or 904718-2118 or bpricex4@ comcast.net. You can also purchase tick ets from Navy League St Augustine by calling 904-806-4712 or 904794-7814 or email anu day00@aol.com away from home around the world, are the back bone of the Navy and Marine Corps, and enable us to provide and maintain our global presence, said Mabus in March. This change to Career Sea Pay will both improve critical sea-duty manning and reward those who take these challenging seagoing assignments. This increase is long overdue and is meant to reward our Sailors and Marines for their continued sacri fices as part of Americas Away Team. All pay grades with at least three years of cumulative sea duty will receive a 25 percent increase in regular CSP, while service members who exceed 36 months of consecutive sea duty will receive an increase in CSP-P from $100 to $200 per month. Consistent with cur rent policy, in lieu of receiving CSP-P, Sailors and Marines in grades E5-E9 with eight years of cumulative sea duty receive a higher CSP rate, equivalent to receiving CSP-P when ever assigned to a ship regardless of consecutive sea time. This is the first increase of CSP and CSP-P since 2001. Approximately 100,000 Sailors receive CSP and approximately 13,000 receive CSP-P; this special pay increase is expected to cost $66 mil lion/year.From Page 1Sea PayShipboard Allowance Listing (COSAL), which is designed to ensure logistics support is avail able onboard for most unscheduled corrective maintenance and PMS requirements. Prior to beginning the inventory of repair parts, MSAT person nel received valuable training in shipboard configuration manage ment. This training was accomplished during the Ships Configuration Maintenance Course (SCMC), which provides specific instruction on the analysis and correc tion of maintenance sup port problems.From Page 1The Sullivans Please visit JDRF.org today.A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 4thFLT Sailors Find Professional, Personal BalanceFrom U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public AffairsThe Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet, which is preparing for a change of command April 17, have capably planned dozens of maritime secu rity operations, security cooperation activities and contingency opera tions in the past few years. Meanwhile, they have benefited from an atmo sphere of genuine support for staff members who want to keep their lives in balance while achieving professional and personal goals. The evidence of this work-life balance is in a command climate survey completed in late 2013. In every area, from organizational effective ness to group cohesion and equal opportunity trends, the command scored higher than the averages for the Navy and the Department of Defense. It was so positive we had to dig for not necessarily negatives but we had to dig for issues, said Chief Information Systems Technician (SW) Shannen Kippers, the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program manager, who managed the survey and associated records searches, focus groups and interviews. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, who became the 4th Fleet commander in mid-2012, set the tone with a briefing he deliv ered to new arrivals. Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (IDW) Jolene Lovett of Atlanta recalled that, in her briefing, Harris stressed the importance of training and education. He was encourag ing everyone, at every step to move to the next level, said Lovett, who earned her Information Dominance Warfare qualification at 4th Fleet and is scheduled to attend the Advanced Maritime Operational Intelligence Course this year. Continuing to learn, taking leave and dem onstrating conspicuous courtesy are command priorities for each Sailor and civilian. Through most of her career, Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (AW/ SW) Katina Davis, of Folkston and St. Marys, Ga., had been single. I was always the one taking duties for some one, she said, on holi days or when her ships returned from deploy ments. In late 2012, Davis learned she was preg nant with her first child, to whom she gave birth in December. Davis, who has plastered her desk with photos of her daughter, still likes going to work, she said. She also looks forward to going home at the end of the day, and she feels support up and down the chain of command for her new responsibilities. Of the nine commands to which she has been assigned so far, This command is at the very top, Davis said. Lt. Maili Neverosky, a surface warfare officer (SWO) from Bakersfield, Calif., and her husband, who is also a surface warfare officer, have three children. SWO life was hard on their family. It didnt seem like sustainable lifestyle, she said. So, in 2008, she left active duty. A year ago, Neverosky joined the Navy Reserve; a few months later, she took active duty orders to 4th Fleet, where she plans surface missions and has qualified as a battle watch captain. On a typical day, she goes to the base gym, where she is likely to see a senior leader or two. To her, thats a good sign. If her bosses can work out, then surely a lieu tenant can find the time to work out, she said. Neverosky said shed be happy to extend her 4th Fleet assignment. It has been able to work for our family, she said. That work-life balance has been struck. Like many others in the command, Yeoman 3rd Class Rickey Gray of Tupelo, Miss., is pursu ing a degree in his case, a Bachelors of Science in computer engineer ing from Florida State College at Jacksonville. In one sign that the cli mate at 4th Fleet is healthy at the deck plates, his leading petty officer pushed him to do it. Similarly long-range views are being pro moted by Capt. Steve Shinego, the chief of staff. The goal of doing hard work isnt to do more hard work just to do more hard work, Shinego said at a recent ceremony. Our goal should be to create wins and a sustainable meth odology. For more news from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet, visit www. navy.mil/local/cusns/. -Photos by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Cody With encouragement from his leading petty offi cer, Yeoman 3rd Class Rickey Gray is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in computer engineering from Florida State College at Jacksonville. When she was single, Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (AW/SW) Katina Davis often took duties for others, she said. Now, after having her first child, she feels support up and down the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet chain of command for her new responsibilities. Pictured on front page, Lt. Maili Neverosky left active duty because being a Surface Warfare Officer with a husband who was also a Surface Warfare Officer was a difficult lifestyle to sustain for her family, she said. Now a Reservist on active duty with U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, she has found a better balance. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 7

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In Case Of EmergencyNS Mayport Emergency Services Personnel Drill Real Life Scenarios From StaffDepartments throughout Naval Station Mayport put on their safety vests and participated in an Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on Naval Station Mayport on April 9. The exercise was part of an annual require ment for Air Ops and a great opportunity for all emergency ser vices to get practice as well, said Willie Green, Naval Station Mayport Installation Training and Readiness Officer. The event tested our firefighting responsibili ties and environmental responsibilities, land and sea, he said. it was a complete totally integrated exercise with all facets NAVFAC, Air Ops, Harbor Ops, Environmental, emer gency operations staff. The exercise started off with a simulated SH-60B Seahawk helicopter incident. The scenario included the helicopters fuel bladder rupturing during refueling which caused a fuel spill that ignited, Green said. Fire and Rescue responded with fire trucks to put out the blaze and then covered stormwater drains in an attempt to prevent environmental hazard. In the scenario, the oil and gas escaped into the basin, prompting Harbor Ops and Environmental to start containment and clean up. We learned a lot of lessons, Green said. We executed our pre planned response. The exercise overall was a success; however, we learned a lot of lessons from it and well improve upon those.-Photos by Paige GnannBoatswains Mate Seaan Brandon Elliott of Harbor Ops suits up in hazardous materials gear during NS Mayports Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on April 9. Members of Harbor Ops wait for their cue to simu late hazardous materials clean up in NS Mayports basin. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014

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First Coast Navy Fire and Rescue, Mayport Division, conduct firefighting training on the airfield at Naval Station Mayport using a Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device as part of an April 9 drill. The device can simulate 13 different fires that can happen aboard an aircraft. Master-at-Arms First Class Michael Eno and Jose Pacheco secure Alpha/Bravo Gate during the NS Mayports Exercise Aircraft Fire and Oil Spill on April 9. Machinists Mate 1st Clas Nicholas Arias talks with the Harbor Ops hazardous spill team as the exercise scenario begins. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 9

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Mayport FFSC Counselors Passionate About Stopping Sexual AssualtBy MC1 Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Support Ele ment East, Detachment SoutheastThe theme for the 2014 April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault. Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center counselors are determined to make this request a reality. Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lauren Walton and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Victim Advocate (SARC VA) Kristin Merrick are the team leaders for the Naval Station Mayport team. Walton conducts all training for all com mand SAPR representa tives. Every command at Naval Station Mayport has a SAPR. They are responsible for inform ing and training their commands about sexual assault awareness and prevention. Walton also is in charge of keeping records of all cases of sexual assault reported. According to Walton, their main goal is to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assault from happening. Our goal is to raise awareness in April, but to instill the mindset throughout the year, she said. I am very pas sionate about this issue, hopefully I can help spread the word and make a difference. Merrick is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. She was a Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) program representative throughout her military career. The SAVI program was a precursor to the SAPR program which came into effect a few years ago. Merrick is a civilian victim advo cate for all military and dependents who report sexual assault. She is an additional counselor for people to turn to, if they do not feel comfortable discussing their assault with people in their command. According to Merrick SAPR aware ness and prevention are becoming an important issue in all training pro grams. My job is to give a victim a different choice when reporting sexu al assault, she said. There has been more focus on sexual assault due to some high profile cases. Now military are given SAPR training in boot camp, A-school and indoc. More and more people are coming for ward, not afraid to report a sexual assault case. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact, when a perpetrator uses force, threats, intimida tion, abuse of author ity, or when the victim does not or cannot con sent. Sexual assault includes rape and any other sexual contact that is unwanted and inappropriate, or the attempt to commit any such acts. Victims are given two choices when reporting the assault, restricted which is a confiden tially report to a victim advocate and an unre stricted report which is filing a report to a vic tim advocate and an investigation is launched and your chain of com mand is identified. In both instances victims are offered the same resource services to help deal with the assault. The ultimate goal is to prevent all sexual assault, Merrick said. Although this might not be realistic, we want people to know that the SAPR program is here to help. We want all victims to be able to come forward and get the help they need. The SAPR program in association with the Fleet and Family Service Center and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station Mayport are holding many events to raise awareness about sexual assault. There are 5K Fun runs, dressing your doors with Teal (which is the color of the pro gram) and at the end of the month a Barracks Bash party. All events will have sexual assault awareness and preven tion information pam phlets and personel to answer questions avail able. All of the events help raise awareness, according to Walton, it is everyones responsibility to help eliminate sexual assault. I hope people are more cautious about what is appropriate behavior and what is not, she said. We raise awareness about this problem, but everyone needs to do their part to prevent and in the future eliminate sexual assault. -Photo by MC1 Michael WissSexual Assault Response Coordinator Lauren Walton and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Victim Advocate Kristin Merrick are the team lead ers for sexual assault advocates at Naval Station Mayport.FFSC Classes Help Manage Navy LifeFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to regis ter call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue.April 17, 2014 8 a.m.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, RM 1124 April 17, 2014 10-11 a.m., Healthy YOU, Health Family!, Building 1, RM 702 This program focus es on the woman her self and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set individual goals, com plete a Myers Briggs Inventory, and to iden tify family roles. April 21-25, 2014 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop Building 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military person nel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separat ing from completion of military services. It helps Service mem bers understand the overall Transition GPS program, the require ments to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families expe rience during the tran sition process. April 21, 2014 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Building 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communication and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. April 21, 2014 1:30-3 p.m., Targeting Your Resume Building 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are applying for. April 23, 2014 9 a.m.1 p.m., Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, Building 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. April 23, 2014 11 a.m.-noon, Raising Financially Fit Kids Building 1, RM 719 Studies show that the single most important place where children learn about money is in the home and the most important teachers are their parents. Join us and learn how to raise financially fit kids. April 24, 2014 9-11 a.m., Relationship Communication Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to master the skills of understanding non-verbal cues, con structive criticism, and active listening. They also learn to explore the differences that affect communication as a couple, as well as how they can deepen their relationship. April 24, 2014 10-11 a.m., Healthy YOU, Health Family!, Building 1, RM 702 This program focus es on the woman her self and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set individual goals, com plete a Myers Briggs Inventory, and to iden tify family roles. April 24, 2014 1-3 p.m., English Tea for Expectant Mothers Chapel We are honoring our expectant moms in recognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come and enjoy to hours of pam pering, good food, and good company. April 28-30, 2014 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SAPR Command Liaison Training Building 1, RM 1616 April 28, 2014 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anger Management Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home. April 28, 2014 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 1:30-3 p.m., Targeting Your Resume Building 1, RM 702 April 28, 2014 6-7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and con nect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! April 29, 2014 8 a.m.noon, SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Training Building 1, RM 1616 April 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stress Management Building 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems asso ciated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. April 29, 2014 1-3 p.m., SAPR Data Collection Coordinator (DCC) Training Building 1, RM 1616 April 30, 2014 9 a.m.1 p.m., Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, Building 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. -Photo by Marlene AlfaroFFSC Mayport New Parent Support Counselor Jaye Meyer talks with a mom participating in the second annual Stroller Strut in support of April as the Month of the Military Child on April 10 starting at Building One. NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, and Executive Officer, Cmdr. Patrick Pickard, helped kick off this years event. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 11 Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Recognizes Sex Assault Awareness MonthBy Yan KennonNaval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior WriterNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)themed Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assaultby encouraging awareness and prevention through education and outreach. We all play a role in the fight against sexual assaultwith the com mitment to eliminate it from our ranks, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles com manding officer. We must first foster a professional command cli mate that encourages sexual assault victims to report these crimes, and hold perpetrators accountable. If we work together, we can create a culture that does not tolerate sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as any type of sexual contact or behav ior that occurs without explicit consent. According to the U.S. Department of Justices National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of 237,868 sexual assaults occur each yearabout one every two minutes. About 60 percent go unreported. The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline provides many steps to reduce the risk. Common sense, situ ational awareness and trusting ones instincts are key. Other tips include: consume alco hol only in moderation; communicate limits and expectations clearly with others; inform close friends when going on a date with a new per son; walk only in lighted areas if its dark; and have a plan for someone to call for help. One of the most effec tive methods of preventing sexual assault is active bystander intervention. The three components to active bystander intervention are: recognizing when to intervene, consider ing whether the situ ation needs attention and deciding if there is a responsibility to act. The active bystander approach encourages people to identify situ ations that might lead to a sexual assault and then safely intervene to prevent an assault from occurring. Remember, everyone has the right to say no, even if they first say yes. Anyone in immediate danger should call 911 (in the U.S.). To report a sexual assault, call the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247, Naval Station (NS) Mayport duty SAPR Victim Advocate at 904-563-1254, NS Mayport civilian SAPR Victim Advocate at 912534-1065 or NS Mayport SARC at 904-548-8392. NBHC Mayport is one of NH Jacksonvilles six health care facili ties located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient population about 163,000 active and retired sailors, sol diers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their familiesmore than 63,000 are enrolled with a primary care manag er at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/ sites/NavalHospitalJax.By Naval Hospital Jacksonville Question: What should I do if I have a bad reaction to my medi cation? Answer: Sometimes medications can cause unintended reactions from minor to life threat ening in nature. Minor reactions should be reported to your pro vider or pharmacist for advicepharmacy phone numbers are usually located on the prescription bottle. For serious or life threatening reac tions such as difficul ty breathing, tightness in your chest, swelling, itching or convulsions call 911 or go to the near est emergency room. Question: Why do some medications warn me of sunburn? Answer: Some medications such as sulfa antibiotics, like septra or bactrim, can cause photosensitivity caus ing sensitivity to sun rays or likely sunburn ing. Even short exposure to sun rays or tanning booths can cause skin rash, itching, redness or even severe sunburn. If your prescription label cautions against sun exposure, try avoiding the highest burn index of the day, usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you must be out, wear protective clothing and accessories. In addition, apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), use SPF lip balm and wear sunglass es to protect your eyes. Question: Is it important how I store my medications? Answer: Each medi cation has unique stor age requirements. Because the effective ness of your medication may be altered by tem perature light or humid ity, many medications should be stored in a cool, dry, place away from moisture, heat and sunlight. Always read medication labels for storage recommenda tions. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist if spe cial storage procedures are needed. Ask the Doc is written by Naval Hospital Jacksonville providers from its hospital and five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. This column was writ ten by Cmdr. Pamela OLoughlin, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West pharmacist. If you have a question for a physician, dentist, pharmacist or optome trist that youd like to see published, please send it to jaxpublicaffairs@med. navy.mil.When You Have Questions About Your Medications ASK THEDOC Cmdr. Pamela OLoughlin Navy Pharmacist Enroll in TRICAREs Dental Programs OnlineFrom TRICAREOnline is a con venient way to man age nearly everything; theres online billpay, online education and online banking. TRICARE has offered online enrollment for TRICARE Prime for several years and now offers online enrollment for two of its dental pro grams: the TRICARE Dental Program and the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. Now, beneficia ries can also enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program or the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program on the Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) web site: www.dmdc.osd. mil/appj/bwe. To log in, beneficiaries can use a valid Common Access Card (CAC), a Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) myPay login identification (ID) and password, or a Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS Logon). In addition to enroll ing in a dental program, the BWE website is a secure portal that also allows TRICARE bene ficiaries to update their personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), add or delete family members to their Prime coverage, request new enrollment cards, change primary care managers, transfer coverage when they move and much more. For more information about the BWE website, visit www.tricare.mil/ bwe. For more informa tion about TRICAREs dental programs, visit www.tricare.mil/dental.

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12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 Auto Skills Center April Special: 10% off open stall fee. 2705392 May Special: Free tire rotation with paid alignment. Transmission flush, coolant flush and fuel injection cleaning, $180 (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 April 18: Easter Bingo 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Double payouts all hard cards, cupcake contest, Easter bonnet contest, scaven ger hunt and more. 2707204 May 12: Mothers Day Bingo12:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. 5x $1000 Jackpots, 1x $500 Quinella, free food, extra drawings and more. 2707204 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 Wednesday: Whiffle Ball Wednesdays. 5 pm at Castaways. Bring your friends and play some Whiffle Ball! 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 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. 2707205 May 9: Castaways Putt n Crawl Challenge 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Think you can putt like Tiger Woods? Show us your stuff. Free for all adults. Win a free round of golf at Windy Harbor Golf Club. 270-7205 May 22: Stanley Cup NHL 14 PS3 Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Great prize for winner. May 24: UFC 173Barao vs. Dillashaw. 10 p.m. at Castaways. 270-7205 May 31: All Request Saturday Night. All night long at Castaways. DJ Adam will be playing your song requests June 6: NBA 2K14 Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. FREE! Great prize for winner. 270-7205 Community Activities May 2: 2014 Mayport Music Fest. 7:30 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion featuring Blue October & The Cab. Admission opens at 6 p.m. FREE. 270-5228 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. April 19-20: Busch Gardens Trip. Van departs 8 a.m. $40 Patron, $60 Guest. Trip includes hotel and transportation only; Waves of Honor ticket Free, 1-day pass $77. Sign up by April 16 April 21: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. April 22: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline April 21. April 23: CSADD Color Run 5K Run/3K Walk Sign ups start 7 a.m. Run starts 8 a.m. Must bring eye protection. April 24: Barracks Bash. 4-7:30 pm behind barracks bldg. 1586 and 1587. Come for food, prizes, DJ, games and more. FREE! April 26: Zoo Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. Cost $12. Sign up deadline April 24. May 1: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. May 3: St. Augustine Day Trip. Van departs 10 a.m. FREE. Sign up deadline May 1. May 4: Paintball. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation only, you pay for your paint. Sign up by May 1. May 6: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline May 5. May 8: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. May 9: Movie Trip. Van departs 5:30 p.m. Transportation only. May 10: Food Drive Volunteers. Van departs 12:30 p.m. Trucks Needed. May 14: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Free Food! Intramural Sports April 15-18: Spring Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is April 8. 270-5452. April 25: Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament. Sign up by April 15. 270-5451 April 28: Women Basketball Begins. Season Ends June 19. 270-5451 May 8: Mens Doubles Tennis Tournament. Sign up by May 2. 270-5451 May 13: Armed Forces 5K/10K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. May 13: Co-Ed Softball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. 270-5451. Aquatics May 5: Pool Open for Recreation Swim Open on Weekends. Saturdays 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sundays and holidays 1-6 p.m. Full hours begin Friday, Jun. 8. Active Duty and children ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 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 colored headpin bowling. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $18. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents. 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. May 2: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 May 16: Elementary Prom Under the Sea. 7-9 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $5 advanced sign-up and $7 day of, space permitting. May 21: Americas Kids Run 3 pm at the Youth Center. Ages 5-13. May 30: Freedom Friday. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of.

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Resident of the Week-Photo U.S. Coast GuardBeatty Communities would like to congratulate Jason Pope who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Pope Family and all of our residents who live with Balfour Beatty Communities! Will you be the next Resident of the Week? For more details about the program, please call 904-270-8870.BBC Hosts Earth Day ShredFrom Balfour Beatty CommunitiesDo you have stacks of old bills collecting dust? Do you still have tax return information from the 1980s? What about piles of printed documents taking up valuable office space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) has an event just for you! In honor of Earth Day, join BBC at the Ribault Bay Community Center on April 22 from 1-3 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Shred Event! A mobile shred truck will be onsite securely shredding materi als, which will then be recycled into paper towels and toilet paper. Suggested items to shred are past credit card statements, IRS tax return information, old checks, mail containing your address, all paper (colored and white) and any documents a thief could use to steal your identity. The Ribault Bay Community Center is located at 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, Fla., 32233 in the off-base housing commu nity. All participants of the shred event will be able to enjoy hot dogs, snacks and beverages and will be entered to win a gift card! If you have any questions, please call 904-372-4702.Scholarship Application Deadline Extended For Balfour Beatty ResidentsFrom BBCBalfour Beatty Communities Foundation has extend ed accepting scholar ship applications from high school seniors and undergraduate students who live in a Balfour Beatty Community and are attending or planning to attend an accredited educational/ technical institution for the2014 2015 academic year. To apply for these scholarships go to the Foundations website, www.bbcommu nitiesfoundation.org/ scholarships.aspx, print out, complete, and submit the appli cation and all required materials to Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation at 10 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 2, 2014. Adventure Landing NightWristbands On Sale Wristbands for the annu al USO night at Adventure Landing at Jacksonville Beach are on sale at the NAS Jax, NSB Kings Bay and NS Mayport USO offic es. The annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) will be held on Wednesday, May 28 from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are open to active duty and depen dents only (National Guard and Reservists on active orders are elligible). This event will sell out. Dont wait to buy your wristbands. NAS Jacksonville No Dough Dinner Join us for the first NAS Jacksonville No Dough Dinner on Wednesday, April 30 from 5-7 p.m. at Fleet Reserve #91 on Collins Road. The staff and vol unteers will serve spa ghetti and meat sauce, gar lic bread, salad and dessert. Please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/JaxUSO?ref=hl#!/ events/1567376320153699/ (RSVP not required but appre ciated). This is free for active duty and their dependents. Interested in volunteering to serve dinner? Please email lquinn@usojax.com for more information. 2014 Players Championships Birdies For Charity Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is pleased to be participating in the 2014 PLAYERS Championship Birdies for Charity program. This unique community-based fundraising 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 eligible to win a fabulous grand prize! Upon making your donation, you will be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. 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 ques tion will be used to determine the winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 7. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shredded 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 fundraiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their special day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. 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. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service members can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment briefs. A TV, VCR and over head projector are available for use. For more information about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWSTips For Water Conservation MonthFrom St. Johns River Water Management District April is Water Conservation Month in Florida, and the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining dozens of agen cies and local governments to promote the importance of water conservation. April has been formal ly recognized as Water Conservation Month in Florida for the past 16 years, as April is typically a dry month when water demands are higher due to springtime planting. Lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use. District-wide lawn watering rules are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation and specify the days when residents and businesses may water. These days depend on whether the property has an odd or even numbered address. Irrigate lawns and landscapes up to two days a week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., from March to November, and up to one day a week during the cooler months of Eastern Standard Time. Watering wisely yearround promotes healthi er lawns and landscapes and can save thousands of gallons of water per month, as well as save homeowners money. Overwatering a lawn can promote weeds and insect pests, as well as weakened grass roots. Watch the weather if it looks like it is going to rain, dont water your lawn. Outdoor conservation tips include: ing the early morning or early evening hours when temperature and wind speed are lowest. This reduces losses from evaporation and wind that can occur during the middle of the day. leaves and other debris from sidewalks and driveways rather than a hose. Using a hose to clean a driveway can use hundreds of gallons of water. a spray nozzle that can be adjusted so water flows only as needed. When finished, turn it off at the faucet instead of at the nozzle to avoid water loss from leaks. Without a spray nozzle, an unat tended garden hose can pour out 8 to 12 gallons each minute, or hundreds of gallons of water in an hour. use to water plants. It is free and is better for plants because it doesnt contain hard minerals. Inside the home, a leaky toilet or faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water each month. Installing lowflow toilets and show erheads can dramati cally reduce indoor water consumption without reduced performance. Other indoor tips include: to get hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up. the drain when there may be another use for it, such as watering a plant or cleaning. in the refrigerator instead of letting the tap run while waiting for cool water to flow. Water conservation is among the Districts highest priorities, and nearly every aspect of the Districts work, from consumptive use per mitting to cooperative funding to water supply planning, has a water conservation component. Since 2010, the District and local governments, utilities and other part ners have invested nearly $7 million in cost-share projects to improve water conservation. Visit floridaswater. com/waterconservation for more tips on how to conserve water. Did you know? No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Call 800-822-6344 or visit stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 13

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