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CHINFO Award Winner Open House DatesFor Local Schools Page 2 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com MWR Mayport Gives Parents A Little BreakBy MC1 Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Supporte Element East, Detachment SoutheastMilitary families are subject to unique stressors associat ed with military life including deployment, remote tours of duty and extended working hours. Sometimes a parent needs a time out. The Child and Youth Programs at Naval Station Mayport understands and are willing to lend a help ing hand. The Give Parents a Break (GPAB) pro gram is designed to give family members a short break from parenting (respite care) in order to help them deal with these types of stressful situ ations. According to Naval Station Mayport Community Activities Director Lisa Wolfe, this is a program to help relieve the great strain of being a mili tary family. The Give a par ents a Break (GPAB) program is a two-fold program designed to give family members a short break from parenting to deal with stressful situations or just to allow them a break to go shopping or dinner without the kids, she said. The goal of the program is to ease some of the strain put on Navy families by job related obligations. The GPAB is bro ken up into two types of care, respite and recreational. Anyone needing respite care (relief or rest) can receive free childcare any time the Centers are open (dependent on space availabil ity) for drop-in ser vice (up to 16 hours per month). However, they must provide a Referral Certificate from either a CO, XO, CMC, Medical doc tors, FFSC, Chaplain and Installation CYP Manager. The Referral Certificate is really used for a family in crisis and really needs a break from the children. It is not to be recommended or approved flippantly.Like all of MWRs child programs, parents must fill out a Child and Youth Programs registration form. For more information, call 247-7740. See Parents, Page 12 From StaffJust after midnight on Sept. 10, 1964, the resi dents of Naval Station Mayport and the city of Jacksonvillebattened down the hatches and waited for the storm to pass as Hurricane Dora let loose her rage on northeast Florida, the only hurricane to have hit the area in the weather bureaus recorded history. Fifty years later, Dora is still the only hurricane to have hit Jacksonville, although Tropical Storm Beryl in 2012 would give the base and city a small taste of what residents had experienced in 1964. The Mirror newspaper had to delay its normal distribution due to Doras hurricane and included a special wrap up of the aftereffects of the Category Ones move over the area. The fol lowing is a recount of that wrap up edition.Remembering DoraPrompt Action Prevents Major Damage to StationHeavy battering of the sea walls of the basin and the uprooting of over 100 large trees represented most of the damage to Mayport Naval Station as a result of the savage Hurricane Dora. Beach erosion and water seepage were visual evidence of the hurricanes ferocity.. Blown-out windows and doors were caused and lack of power created some inconveniences, bt the only damage con sidered major was to the sea walls. Prompt action by hard-working military and civilian personnel prior to the violent hur ricane kept the station from much more stag gering blow. Capt. Charles H. Turner, C.O., credited this preparedness to the relatively small dollar loss. I am confident that See Dora, Page 14 Navy Exchange Celebrates CPO Selectees-Photo by Paige GnannChief Petty Officer Selectees from Naval Station Mayport and its tenant commands stand in formation outside of the on-base Navy Exchange/Uniform Shop (NEX) before partici pating in the annual Selectee Night. Chief Petty Officer Selects enjoy an evening of shopping, door prizes and food thanks to the Mayport Navy NEX. This is the 14th year Mayport NEX has held the event for the Selects.


2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 Command Chaplain Chap. Steven Souders 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. Bo Palmer ...................................................................................................... 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: Area Schools Host Open HouseEditors Note: Schools that held their pen house events prior to the publication of this edition of The Mirror are not included in the Open House Dates list. Most parents understand the importance of being actively involved in their chil drens education. But as children get older, parents frequently become less and less involved in their schools. However, research indicates that children are more likely to have a success ful school year if the parents are involved in their childrens school. One way to ensure that is to make a connection with the school by attending Open House. Area schools began their schedule of Open Houses as early as August 21st (For local schools, see box.) And far from one more useless activity in an already overscheduled life, Open House can actually provide a wealth of information for parents. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their chil drens teachers, the school counselor, the principal, and other staff. Whether your child has one teacher or several, it is an ideal opportunity to meet the teacher(s) in one fell swoop. In middle and high schools youll follow your childrens schedule by actually going to all of their classes. In all grade levels youll find out important dates, includ ing field trips and major class assignments; homework and test schedules; and most importantly how to contact the teacher. Open House IS NOT the time to try to have a private conference with your childs teacher. How could it be pri vate with several parents in line behind you also wanting a chance to say a few words about their children to the teacher? As someone who taught 27 years, let me assure you that what parents share with the teacher on Open House night other than a quick Hello or Im Sarahs mom rarely sticks in the teachers mind. A high school teacher, for example, may have over 100 parents in attendance and, that is, if they teach the core. Pity the poor physical educa tion teachers who teach many more students than that. Open House IS the night to listen to what the teacher wants to share with you about the structure of the curricu lum, how the class will be organized, the texts which will be used, frequency of home work, test schedules, make-up policies, and, most importantly, how to get in touch with the teacher. Write this down! Many teachers now have they own email account or Facebook page. Any way you can get the information will make it much easier to remind your child of an upcoming deadline or the need to study for those weekly spelling tests. Now that you know the regimen, youll be better pre pared to talk privately with the teacher about your concerns about your child. And because you have the teachers pre ferred method for contact, it will be much easier for you to set up a parent-teacher confer ence. Active parenting takes time, but the time you spend at an Open House will help your children be personally and academically successful. Your positive involvement and time, your childs time, and your childs teachers time are all directly related to helping your child become tomorrows suc cessful adult. A partial listing of Duval County Public Schools Open House dates is attached. For a complete listing of Duval dates/times, go to www. duvalschools.org. Search Open House Schedule 2014. St. Johns County Public Schools and Clay County Public Schools do not have a specific calendar with Open House dates/times. To find the date/time for your school, go to one of these links: St. Johns: http://www. stjohns.K12.fl.us. Clay: http://www.clay.k12. fl.us/schools.htm. Then go to the individ ual school sites and look for announcement or calendars. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have ques tions about this article, con cerns about an educational issue impacting your child, or the date and time of an Open House not listed here, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 9935860 [cell]. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KNOWINGTHE ROPESOver the last decade it seems that reality TV has become a major force in the television industry. The idea that we get to peel back the curtain and look into the unscripted lives of people in all kinds of life situations makes for interesting view ing, even better if their lives are train wrecks. To be sure, many of the reality shows that have lasted have had uplift ing inspirational mes sages, like The Biggest Loser series where we watch individuals trans form their lives by get ting healthy and losing weight. But nothing makes for greater view ing pleasure than watch ing fellow human beings implode psychological ly and even morally on national television. Years ago there was a reality television series where one-half of a cou ple was sent to an island where their faithfulness was put to the test by a cast of attractive men and women. Thankfully, the series didnt last, but talk about raising some ethical and moral ques tions! I often wondered what depths of heart ache that show must have created for individ uals that watched their loved ones betray them on prime time TV. How would that scar your psyche? What would that pain do to you? Would it seep into your identity and heart slowly poisoning you? Could you ever trust someone else again? Would you eventually be consumed with bitterness? Relationships in life are hard enough, much less setting them up with Chaplain Darin Dunham CHSMWL CHAPLAINSCORNER SCHOOL SCHEDULE GRADES DATES HOURS Abess Park Pre-K, CSS, K, 1st, 2nd 3rd-5th Sept. 4 Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Alicamani Pre-K, K, 2nd, 4th 1st, 3rd, 5th Sept. 4 Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Anderson, Douglas All Grades Sept. 8 6 p.m. Atlantic Beach Pre-K, K, 2nd, 4th 1st, 3rd, 5th Sept. 18 Sept. 18 6 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Atlantic Coast All Grades Sept. 15 6 p.m. Axson, J. Allen Pre-K, K 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sept. 11 Sept. 25 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Brookview All Grades Sept. 4 Session 1 6 7 p.m. Session 2 7 8 p.m. Chets Creek K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Sept. 25 Sept. 18 Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Sept. 18 6 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 6 p.m. -6:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m. Finegan Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sept. 4 6 p.m. 7 p.m. First Coast All Grades Sept. 8 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Fletcher H All Grades Sept. 8 6 p.m. Fletcher M All Grades Sept. 9 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Highlands E All Grades Sept. 11 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Jax Beach K, 2nd, 4th Sept. 4 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Johnson, James Weldon All Grades Sept. 9 6 p.m. Kernan M All Grades Sept. 9 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Kernan Trail E 3rd, 4th, 5th K & CSS, K, 1st, 2nd Sept. 11 Sept. 18 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Kirby Smith All Grades Sept. 9 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Landmark All Grades Sept. 9 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Landon All Grades Sept. 9 6 p.m. LaVilla All Grades Sept. 16 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Mayport E All Grades Sept. 25 6 p.m. Merrill Road All Grades Sept. 4 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Neptune Beach K, 2nd, 4th, and ESE VPK, 1,3 and 5 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. New Berlin K, 2nd, 4th 1st, 3rd, 5th Sept. 4 Sept. 11 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Oceanway E Pre-K & All Grades Sept. 11 6 p.m. Oceanway M All Grades Sept. 9 6 p.m. Parker, Terry All Grades Sept. 15 6 p.m. Peterson, Frank All Grades Sept. 15 5:00 p.m. 7 p.m. Randolph All Grades Sept. 22 6 p.m. San Mateo 3rd, 4th, 5thK, 1st, 2nd Sept. 4 Sept. 11 6 p.m. 6 p.m. San Pablo K, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 5th Sept. 4 Sept. 4 6:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Sandalwood All Grades Sept. 15 5:30 p.m. Seabreeze K, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 5th Sept. 11 Sept. 4 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Stanton Prep All Grades Sept. 8 6:45 p.m. 9 p.m. Twin Lakes E K, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 5th Sept. 4 Sept. 11 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. Waterleaf Pre-K 2nd 3rd 5th Sept. 9 Sept. 11 6 p.m. 6 p.m.Open House Datesdeliberate trip wires. Every one of us has faced rejection and turmoil in significant relationships in our lives at one point or another whether it is a spouse, mother, father, friend. Many of us carry seeds of bitterness and resentment daily, nour ishing them like a poi sonous flower. It is often easier just to be resentful than to take the time and effort to release the pain and hurt and seek reconciliation for whatever the conflict or issues may be. I am reminded of a story I read in the news about six city-blocks having to be evacuated in the middle of a Russian city. Evidently water and See Reality, Page 3


power authorities had discovered a massive and corroded German bomb in the basement of an old womans apartment. It was unexploded. When they questioned the elderly grandmoth er if she knew about it, with a little bit of petu lance, she said she had been reaching out to the authorities for years, but never was able to break through the bureaucratic red tape and get anyone to come out and see for themselves. Eventually she repaired her roof where the bomb came through and her floor where it crashed through on its way to the base ment. She had been living above an unexploded bomb in her home for decades. For the reader who may still carry deep resentment and hurt directed at others, real ize that you are living a life with a bomb in your basement. Some day it WILL go off and your life with come crashing down around you. Free yourself by engaging in forgiveness and recon ciliation. From Page 2RealityMayport Sailor of the WeekSeaman Masterman Job: Deck-Seaman on USS Halyburton Age: 22 Hometown: Dixon, Illinois Favorite Hobby: Running 5Ks Hero: Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Best Piece of Advice Received: Keep your head up. It can only get better. Goal for Navy: Complete my first con tract and submit an application for Officer Nurse Corps. How has the Navy improved your life? Buy allowing me the oppor tunity to earn a steady income, improve my leadership skills and has afforded me the oppor tunity receive my college degree with my GI Bill. Why was this Sailor/ Officer chosen to be highlighted?: Seaman Masterman is an extremely dedicated, hard charging Sailor. Everyday he comes to work with a positive atti tude, works hard and always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to his Shipmates. SN Masterman is heading to USS Sterett (DDG104) with GM A school in route. I know he will continue to be a valued asset to the Navy for years to come. Keep up the great work and always remember to Sailor Up!!!SN Masterman Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.800-822-6344 stjude.orgA CFC participant provided as a public service. Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities would like to congratulate Calvin and Tara Suffridge who are the Residents of the Week! We appreciate the Suffridge 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. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 3


4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 JEA Introduces Itself With Steel BeachBy MC2 Abraham Loe McNattUSS Philippine SeaThe newly formed Junior Enlisted Association (JEA) aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) hosted a steel beach pic nic for the crew, August 24, on the ships flight deck. The steel beach was the first ship-wide event sponsored by the JEA since the group officially formed in July. It was really exciting for us to come togeth er as a team of junior Sailors and put together a successful event, said Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Ashleigh Adams, the JEAs president. This was a great opportunity for us to give back to the chiefs, first classes and the rest of the crew. Beyond the mountains of burgers, ribs, beans, potato salad and refreshments served; the JEA also hosted a corn hole tournament. JEA mem bers took care of every thing from setting up, manning the grill and serving the food to doing the dishes and taking out the trash. Its really motivat ing to see the Junior Enlisted Association eager to get involved with the command, said Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ships senior enlisted leader. They did a great job hosting the steel beach, everyone had a great time, he added. Its one more thing Philippine Sea chiefs and officers can add to the long list of things to be grateful of our junior Sailors for. Philippine Seas JEA will give junior Sailors many benefits accord ing to Navy Counselor 1st Class Eugenia Ortiz, a JEA senior advisor. JEA provides oppor tunities for junior Sailors to support, train, and learn from one another, said Ortiz. Its a place they can show initia tive, get involved with the command and build camaraderie. The JEA is scheduled to meet weekly for the remainder of deploy ment to plan for future events, train, and moti vate each other toward advancing and earning qualifications. This is just the begin ning for the JEA, we take our futures as the next generation of lead ers seriously, said Adams. Our main goal is to mold young Sailors, implement responsibility and build morale. When we return to home port we are looking forward to working with the local Mayport community and representing Philippine Sea with pride. Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Salvatore Veneziale, left, from Daytona Beach, Fla., and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Curtis Braught, from Portland, Ore., man the grill during a steel beach picnic aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photos by MC@ Abe McNattSailors play catch during a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Chief petty officers and chief selects run on the fo'c'sle of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during CPO 365 phase two physical training.


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 5 Sailors participate in a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Lt. j.g. Robyn Wegele, from Jacksonville, Fla., looks for contacts on a ship's radar display aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Lt. j.g. Kenna Vanourney, from London, Ky., makes adjustments to a communications radio on the bridge aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Fire Controlman 2nd Class Curtis Braught, from Portland, Ore., stretches in the gym aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Rex Stroup, left, and Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kyle Cox, from Jacksonville, Fla., assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, communicate with the pilot of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel, speaks with Sailors aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). -Photo by MC3 Margaret KeithThe guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls alongside the aircraft car rier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), not shown. George H.W. Bush is supporting mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


FFSC Workshops For Sailors, FamiliesFrom 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.Sept. 4, 2014 7 a.m. Suicide Awareness Proclamation Signing, Memorial Park NAVSTA Mayport Commanding Officer, CAPT McCall, will sign the Suicide Awareness Proclamation. Sept. 8-12, 2014 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee Workshop, BLDG 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. Sept. 8, 2014 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Targeting Your Resume, BLDG 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. Sept. 8, 2014 1 p.m.-4 p.m. New Dads Class, USO, Mayport RD Participants will look at being a father in the military, the care of newborns and toddlers, and how to grow with your child and become the Dad you really want to be. The program will also increase the par ticipants knowledge about child develop ment and will address relationship changes that accompany the birth of a child. Sept. 9, 2014 8 a.m.-10 a.m. & 10 a.m.-noon LinkedIn Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 702 Learn how to use the worlds No1 Professional Social Media Website to cre ate an abundance of leads for your transition into the civilian world! Students who enroll in this course will learn how to make an account with LinkedIn, how to organize LinkedIn presence, how to use LinkedIn in enhancing your brand and how to market themselves. Sept. 9, 2014 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Welcome to the Military, BLDG 1, RM 702 This one-day work shop provides valuable information on the military lifestyle, benefits, finances, and resources. Sept. 9, 2014 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Healthy YOU, Health Family!, BLDG 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. Sept. 9, 2014 2 p.m.-3 p.m. PFM Forum, BLDG 1, RM 719 The PFM Forum is a quarterly event designed to assem ble area Command Financial Specialists and leaders together to network and discuss the most recent trends in the financial indus try affecting our Sailors and their families. Sept. 10, 2014 7 a.m. Life Counts Ceremony, Mayport Beach behind Beachside Community CenterPlease join us to remember our fallen Sailors who have lost their lives to SUICIDE. Sept. 10, 2014 9-1 p.m. Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effective independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. Sept. 10, 2014 11 a.m.-noon Survivor Benefit Plan, BLDG 1, RM719 This is like insurance on your retired pay. This comprehensive brief will cover the ins and outs of the plan, as well as the dos and donts. Sept. 11, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communi cation and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. Sept. 12, 2014 1 p.m.-3 p.m. What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702 The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. Sept. 15-19, 2014 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SAPR Victim Advocate Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This mandatory train ing provides commandappointed VAs with the necessary information to support, inform, and empower victims. Prior to attending this train ing, all SAPR VA candidates must successfully complete a screening interview. Sept. 15, 2014 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Targeting Your Resume, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are apply ing for. Sept. 16, 2014 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Healthy YOU, Health Family!, BLDG 1, RM 702 5k Honors Heroes Of 9/11 And Its WarsFrom StaffIt is a chance to honor all of the first respond ers and heroes of Sept. 11 and of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan since that fateful day in 2001. It is also a chance for Lt. Maili Neverosky of COMUSNAVSO, her husband Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Neverosky of SERMC and Lt. Nick Rueda of NAS Jacksonville to honor their friend and class mate, First Lt. Travis Manion. The three officers are organizing the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run Jacksonville on Sept. 11 starting with the 5k at the Sea Walk Pavilion beach entrance and kick off at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 1 Mile Fun Run at 6:35 p.m. Travis not only grad uated from the Naval Academy with Nick, Daniel and me, but he graduated from LaSalle High School with Daniel, Lt. Neverosky said. For obvious rea sons, we have deep ties with the Travis Manion Foundation and it has been amazing to see the race spread to cities and bases around the world and more importantly witness the impact of their programs on the lives of service members, veterans and families of the fallen. Manion died in 2007 in the Al Anbar province of Iraq after he and fel low Marine and Iraqi Army members were ambushed while search ing a suspected insur gent house. Manion led the counterattack against the enemy forces and was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while aiding and drawing fire away from his wounded comrades. Entrance fee for the 5k is $25 and $15 for the fun run. Half of the money will go to Team Red White and BlueDaytona/Jacksonville Chapter, Neverosky said. Team RWB will receive 50 percent of the races net proceeds because their mission is simple and impact ful: enrich the lives of Americas veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity, she said. With over 30 events per month in the Daytona/JAX area, their motivated vol unteer leadership has enriched their commu nity by building strong bonds between the mili tary and civilian sectors. The money donated to Team RWB will provide additional opportunities for the local community and make the program bigger and better! To register go to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/2014-911-heroesrun-jacksonville-fl-regis tration-11175513261 You can find out more about Travis Manion Foundation at www.911heroesrun. org or Facebook, www.facebook.com/ Jax911HeroesRun No Dough Dinner Mayport USO will hold a No Dough Dinner on Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate families. 10th Annual Jason Burnett Memorial Ride Join us on Sept. 12-13 for the 10th Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride. Ride registrations benefit the USO care package cam paign. Participants can enjoy food, raffles, live music and a silent auc tion after the ride to benefit the Greater Jacksonville USO. For more information, visit usobenefitride.com. Bone Marrow Match Searching For A Match A service member and his family are search ing for a bone marrow match for their child. The members child was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leu kemia and BeTheMatch. org has set up an online bone marrow match drive specifically for the child. Anyone who is NOT active duty mili tary can sign up online in the childs honor via this link: http://join.bethematch.org/. Though active duty military are unable to join via this link, family members, friends, and other extended networks can (as long as they are willing to donate to any patient in need and are in good general health and between the ages of 18 and 44). U.S. military personnel can partici pate in the drive as well and are asked to regis ter for the Be The Match Registry through the Department of Defense (DoD) using one of the options listed below: (NOTE: Military person nel is defined as active duty U.S. military per sonnel and their depen dents, reservists, retir ees, National Guard, Coast Guard and DoD civilian personnel.) 1) Attend a DoD donor drive 2) Call 1-800-MARROW-3 3) Visit a walk-in regis tration center Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that introduces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to estab lish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of military life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, provide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reimburse you for babysitting fees** (please inquire with a Compass Mentor for more info). Registration IS REQUIRED! Please visit www.gocompass. org to find a Session near you. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old maga zines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! 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 spe cial 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, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead pro jector are available for use. For more information about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. Sign up for the USO newsletter by emailing lquinn@usojax.com USONEWS 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014


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Training With Roosevelt VBSS Team -Photo by MC2 Justin WolpertA Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class climbs onto the flight deck during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team training exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Roosevelt is deployed as a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th fleet area of respon sibility. A Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class participates in a VBSS team training exercise aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Stewards of the Sea: USS Gettysburg Partners With Marine BiologistsBy Ensign Tommy ChangarisUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsA team of Navy-trained marine biologists embarked aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Aug 18-22. The team of marine biolo gists trained Gettysburgs Sailors and assessed their abil ity to spot sensitive marine life in the ocean. The team stood underway watches on the bridge wings with binoculars and radios searching for and documenting marine mammals. Our effort here is designed to ensure the crew is well-trained and is a role model for Navy stewardship of the ocean said Jen James, marine biologist. Our presence and training will only strengthen the training and awareness of the crew. Navy marine biologists are required to assess the effec tiveness of Navy lookouts in a global effort to ensure ships train and operate to their fullest capabilities while remaining in compliance with environmental regulations. Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Davone Osbyward, was one of the lookouts who underwent training and observation and said the training he received inspired him to become a better steward of the environment. There is so much informa tion out there about marine life and the easy steps we in the Navy can do to help protect it, said Osbyward. It was a really eye-opening experience. Despite their short time on board, the team was impressed by how quickly the crew rallied around them. The entire crew has been fully engaged and supportive of our presence from the begin ning, said Andrew Dimatteo, marine biologist. They really did everything they could to ensure our trip was a success. Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, executive officer aboard USS Gettysburg, said the marine biologists were extremely excit ed to be onboard and perform their assigned task. This was such a positive experience for both par ties involved said Scherry. We received valuable training emphasizing the importance of keeping our environment safe while still being able to fully conduct our mission at sea. For more information on the efforts of the U.S Navy to be good stewards of the environment, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ USNavyStewardsoftheSea 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014


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Ball Caps May Be Worn With NWUsFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsBeginning Sept. 1, Sailor are authorized to wear the Navy and command ball caps in place of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II or III. Based on feedback from the Fleet, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the decision back in July to expand the ball cap wear policy. According to NAVADMIN 200/14, command ball caps are organizational clothing that may be purchased with appropriated funds. Sailors may purchase command ball caps with personal funds, just as they purchase command badges, patches, belt buckles and other permissible uniform items. Additionally, wardrooms, chief petty officer messes, first class petty officer associations, junior enlisted associations, and other organizations may purchase command ball caps with their funds. Department of Defense guidance prohibits the use of morale, welfare and recreations non-appropriated funds to purchase command ball caps. The eight-point cover remains the basic uniform component cover for the NWUs and will be the only appropriate cover for personnel uniform inspections and special occasions to ensure a uniform appearance within the command. The Navy and command ball cap will remain authorized, optional head gear worn with Navy flight suits, Navy blue coveralls, flame resistant cov eralls, and the Navy physical training uniform.Sun Sets On New Chapter For NS Mayport -Photo by Katie CallawayNaval Station Mayport patrol boats move around the basin as the sun sets behind USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) last week. The ship recently moved its homeport to Naval Station Mayport along with USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS New York (LPD 21). 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014


The Sullivans History On DisplayBy Hal Burke USS The Sullivans DD-537/DDG68 AssociationA group of active and retired Naval officers, Tin Can Sailors, the granddaughter of Albert Sullivan, and community leaders came together to commemorate the donation of Raymond A. Masseys original oil painting, Convoy of the Cripples to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 23. Donators Hort and Juli Spitzer travelled from their ranch in Wilson, WY, to attend the dedication. Also attend ing the dedication was Cmdr. Sam de Castro, commanding officer of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), retired Capt. Gerard Roncolato, first com manding officer of USS The Sullivans as well as Kelly Sullivan Loughren, granddaughter of Albert Sullivan. Approximately 47 Tin Can Sailor volunteers were in attendance, which included five for mer USS The Sullivans DD-537 crew members. On Oct. 16, 1944, USS The Sullivans (DD 537) was one of five destroy ers operating east of the Philippines and 100 miles south of Formosa. The Sullivans was assigned to a screen ing group to escort the battle-battered cruisers, USS Houston and USS Canberra, to Ulithi for repairs. Houston and Canberra had been tor pedoed during the Battle of Formosa the day before. Canberra can be seen in the background of the painting being towed by Navy tug, USS Mansee. Navigating The Sullivans was helmsman QM1 George Mendonsa, whom 10 months later would become known as The Kissing Sailor, after being photographed by Life Magazines Alfred Eisenstaedt as he kissed the nurse on V-J Day in NY Times Square. Adm. Halsey used this Convoy of the Cripples (nicknamed CripDiv 1) as a decoy to lure enemy aircraft. Radar pick ets detected a mass of Japanese aircraft and Halseys aircraft deci mated the incoming squadrons allowing only a few to penetrate the destroyer screen. Artist Ray Masseys true-to-life painting Convoy of the Cripples accurately depicts The Sullivans coming to the aid of Houston after it was torpedoed by a Japanese Betty, while it was being towed by Navy tug, USS Pawnee. The painting illus trates the Betty being shot down by The Sullivans, which had eluded Halseys aircraft and found the damaged cruisers being towed. Hort Spitzer spent this youth on water in competitive sailing and served in the Navy (1955-57) as gunnery/ ASW officer on destroy er escort USS Tabberer DE 418. In 1979, Hort met Ray while he was unloading his van for an art show in Connecticut. As Hort helped Ray unload his vehicle he noticed the painting Convoy of the Cripples and admired the authen ticity and accuracy of the colors of the sea, the acrid gun smoke layered above The Sullivans and the wake pushing to starboard as the helmsman, George Mendonsa, gave it full port rudder and the 5 38s and 40 MMs set the hull to starboard. Several museums and organizations requested the Convoy of the Cripples, but Hort believed his paint ing belonged with The Sullivans to honor George Mendonsa and the crew that served on the ship. -Photo by Hal BurkeHort & Juli Spitzer, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Massey, and USS The Sullivans Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Sam de Castro, stand with Raymond A. Masseys original oil painting, Convoy of the Cripples. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 11


The 2nd part is the recreational part where Child and Youth Program (CYP) are open extended hours for parents to enjoy free time without their chil dren. This is a chance that they can go shopping, clean their house, go to dinner/lunch, etc. There is a cost associated with this at $4 per hour per child. However, if there is a sanctioned command function such as Family Readiness Group Meetings, Ombudsman Meetings, Deployments meetings, care may be authorized at no charge to parents. The GPAB program will begin Sept. 13. Hours are the last Monday and Tuesday evenings of each month from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. except for federal holidays and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. 5 p.m... The Youth Center will be open the same hours on Saturday, but not the weekday evening hours. On Monday and Tuesday, all ages will attend the Child Development Center (CDC). On Saturdays, children 6 weeks 5 years will attend the CDC and children 6 -12 years will attend the Youth Center. We are striving to provide everything we can to help Sailors and their families, Wolfe said. All personnel should know they are not alone in a crisis, there is always a service to help those in need.From Page 1Parent Auto Skills Center September Special: Free electrical system test and no charge on all air tools all month. 2705392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 270-7204 Sept. 26: Bingo Extravaganza. 6:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $43,000 in pay outs. Only 225 packages available; multiple pack ages may be purchased. Advanced purchase required. 270-7204. Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 50-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 Chicken Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy an all-you-caneat Fried Chicken Buffet with side for just $8.00. 270-5431 Italian Buffet Fridays: Every Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy salad, pasta, sauces, meatballs and garlic bread for only $8.00. 270-5431 Sept. 10: CPO Selectee Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $12 per per son. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the CPO Selectees (Dry event). For tickets, call ABHCS Brian Smith (904) 2707126 Sept. 24: Seafood Boil Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. Purchase tickets in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the NAVSTA CPOA. For tickets, call GMC Heather Scott (904) 270-7441 ext 14 ITT Halloween Horror Nights Now On Sale. Tickets are now available for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando select nights from Sept. 19Oct. 30. Prices range from $47.25-$75.50. 270-5145 2015 Daytona 500 Tickets Now on Sale : Tickets for Sprint Fanzone start at $70. 270-5145 Catty Shack Ranch Tickets Available Basketball Camp OfferedNS Mayport Fitness Center is offering an All Navy Basketbal Mini Camp for Men and Women on Sept. 6 from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Applications are available online at www. navyfitness.org. For more information call 270-7719The 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. Sept. 5: Movie Trip: Night Moves. Van departs 5:15 p.m. Transportation only. Sign up by Sept. 5. Sept. 6: MMA Championships Trip. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:15 p.m. Cost $35; sign up by Sept. 2 Sept. 7: St. Augustine Day Trip. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation only. FREE. Sept. 8: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! Sept. 12: Starlight Movie. At Liberty Center. Enjoy a movie under the stars at 8 p.m. Sept. 13: Jacksonville Tattoo Convention. Van departs Liberty Center at 10 a.m. $20 at the door; sign up by Sept 11. Sept. 14: Paintball. Van departs 9 a.m. Cost $15; includes transportation, 500 paintballs, field fees and gear. Sign up by Sept 12. Sept. 19: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Trip. Cost $47; Van departs 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20: Latitude 30 Trip Van departs 4 p.m. Sept. 21: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15. Sign up by Sept. 18. Sept. 22: Billiards Tournament. 4 p.m. at Liberty Center. Sept. 25: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline Sept 24. Sept. 26: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. FREE. Sept. 28: A Day at the BeachDaytona Beach. Van departs 9 a.m. FREE. Sept. 29: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014


Child and Youth Programs Sept. 12: Freedom Friday Out of This World. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Sept. 20: BGCA Day for Kids. 10 am-2 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Great activities, games and more in conjunc tion with Nickelodeons Worldwide Day of Play. Intramural Sports Sept. 9: Freedom 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. 270-5451 Sept. 2o: Mens Beach Volleyball Tournament. Sign up by Sept. 13. 270-5451 Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and daz zling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and headpin bowling for prizes. Aug. 31: End of Summer Bowling Bash. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. 3 hours of summertime bowling fun with live music, prizes, BBQ Feast and more! Cost is $10 per adult, free for kids 3 and under. $8 cover for non-bowlers. 270-5377 Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club. -Photos courtesy of MWRSprucing Up YACAbove, Sailors from the Naval Station Mayport Surface Warfare Officer School came out last week to assist with improvements to the Youth Activity Center Playground, including clearing brush and trimming tree branches. Right, ABH1 Derrell Oliver trims a tree limb. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014 13


our most costly damage will prove to be the sea walls in the basin, he said. Sixteen Mayport-based vessels headed out to sea on September 8, taking an evasive course away from Hurricane Dora. Needed repairs, howev er, kept four destroyers, the Noa, Turner, Bailey, and Meredith from leav ing; however, they suc cessfully rode out the storm in the basin. Ships that left before the hurricane hit were the destroyers Ault, McCaffery, Forrest Royal, Sumner, Ware, Lawe, Harwood, English, Stribling, Goodrich, and Bigelow; the car rier Shangri-La; the guided missile frigate Luce; the destroyer ten der Yellowstone; and the oiler Kaskaskia. The west sea wall in the basin sustained considerable damage, while the adjacent street along one of the four destroyer piers was buckled by the pounding surf. Other basin piers seemed to have come through in good shape. A great number of trees toppled during the storm, while oth ers cracked in half like matchsticks. Many of the fallen trees blocked streets, but these were quickly removed. Fortunately, none fell across Bennett Shores homes, although the housing area was liter ally littered with downed trees. A small number of carports were damaged, however. Nearest point of beach erosion was 15 to 25 feet from the senior officers quarters. General ero sion of the beach was severe and this aver aged over 40 feet. All of the sand pumped onto the stations beach last November and December was washed away. Most activities were in operation the day after Hurricane Doras devestation, even if on a limited scale.. Even the commissary operated on emergency power last Friday. The dispensary and other key buildings also had essential electrical power via emergency generators. General repairs and mop-up continues,, but the station is fast achieving normalcy.From Page 1Dora Ready For A Hurricane? From StaffTo ensure readi ness, Sailors, civilian employees, and their families should make hurricane prepara tions now and review those preparations peri odically throughout the year. When a hurricane approaches, ships may be ordered to sortie and aircraft may evacu ate. Any final hurricane preparations will fall onto family members who must be prepared to assume the burden of self-protection and sur vival in the absence their spouse. Waiting until a hurricane watch is post ed could result in short ages in materials and supplies. Making prepa rations now, to include developing an evacuation plan and assembling a survival kit, is the best way to avoid problems and confusion associated with last minute storm preparations. Actions to be taken before the storm : Prepare an evacuation plan. Having a plan will allow for timely evacua tion should local or military authorities order an evacuation. Ensure you plan for multiple destinations as hotel/motels will likely become unavailable quickly. Plan multiple routes as traffic conges tion is likely. If possible, travel with family, neigh bors or friends. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and has a full tank of gas. Have emergency sup plies on hand and a sur vival kit ready, regard less of your evacuation decision. Some recom mended items to have in your survival kit include, but are certainly not limited to: change of clothing, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags/blankets, first aid kit with essential pre scription medications, battery operated radio, flashlights, extra bat teries, phone chargers, eyeglasses, games or toys for children, impor tant papers (put drivers license or other identifi cation, cash [small bills and coins], insurance papers, birth certificates, shot records, property inventory, emergency contact phone num bers, etc in ziploc bags), bottled drinking water, canned food, can open er, and any other items needed to survive for several days with limited resources. Make arrangements for pets. Most shelters and hotels will not allow pets. Ensure pets have identification tags, cur rent license and shots are up to date. For more information, contact the NS Mayport Emergency Management Office at 270-6968.-U.S. Navy PhotoOfficial U.S. Navy photo shows the severe beach erosion to Naval Station Mayport after Hurricane Dora struck Jacksonville on Sept. 10, 1964. 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 4, 2014


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