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CHINFO Award Winner CPO Pride DayAt Memorial Park Pages 4-5 Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com New Chiefs Join Mayport Mess From US Fleet Forces CommandA MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crew embarked aboard the guided missile destroy er USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), performed the at-sea rescue of an USS New York (LPD 21) Sailor Sept. 11. The amphibious trans port dock USS New York initiated the success ful search and rescue mission after the Sailor failed to report for mus ter. USS New York, USS Jason Dunham, the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and Coast Guard Cutter Tybee also assisted in search and rescue (SAR) efforts. The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM-46) helicopter located the Sailor who was recovered by their SAR swimmer shortly after 11 p.m. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation. At this time, the Sailor is in the ships Medical depart ment for evaluation and observation and is being treated for minor inju ries. New York, Jason Dunham and Vicksburg are currently operating off the coast of South Carolina as part of an Amphibious Readiness Group exercise.SAR Mission Recovers NY Sailor Mayport Works To End Military Suicides-Photo by MCC William TownsendNaval Station Mayports Funeral Detail ceremoniously folds the Ensign during a ceremony to raise the awareness of military suicide at sunrise on Naval Station Mayports beach. -Photos by Paige Gnann The family of a Chief Petty Officer Selectee pins on Chiefs anchors during a CPO pinning ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport on Sept. 16. Newly pinned Chief Hospital Corpsman Nicole Welch pins anchors on her husband, Chief Aviation Machinists Mate during a pinning ceremony on Sept. 16.


2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 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: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Cultural Diversity In U.S. MilitaryBy Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivitySince 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to cel ebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent. Todays start of National Hispanic Heritage Month also marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, while independence days for Mexico and Chile are observed, respectively, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. In an interview with The Pentagon Channel, Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Marine Corps Installations Command facilities ser vice division command er, noted history shows Hispanics have made an impact in all walks of the military, government and industry. Diversity is an asset Its an important time of the year to high light the contributions Hispanics have made not only to the military but to the nation as a whole, he said. If you look at the last 12 years of war and ... the con tributions of Hispanics, youll see theyve partici pated in every operation and theyve done so with distinction ... with honor and theyll continue to do so. Ayala emphasized the importance of diversity within the Marine Corps and beyond not only as a reflection of the coun try, but as an impetus to increase military effi ciency and readiness. Only 1 percent of the population of the United States is in the mili tary, Ayala said. Were not different because were Hispanics, we are Americans and we reflect what this country is about and what the founding fathers wanted it to be. The eldest of nine children, Ayala recounted his own journey to the Marine Corps, noting that his late parents were immigrants who had lit tle grasp of the English language. I remember seeing my neighbors go into the Marine Corps and they were completely differ ent people when they came back ... I was very impressed, the general said. I thought I could really give back by join ing ... and ever since I was in the fifth grade I knew I wanted to become a United States Marine. Important values Values such as selfless ness, hard work, dignity, and respect for all mirror the Marine Corps core values, Ayala said. After 35 years, I still had that good baggage from my family and that work ethic; its just a reflection of who we are, said Ayala, adding the same principles apply in battle. We dont leave a Marine behind its all about your unit, your leadership and your Marine, he said. Ayala said his role models come from vari ous backgrounds. We dont get here by ourselves its on the backs and shoulders of a lot of great people, he said. The general credited his father, as well as Marine Corps commis sioned and noncom missioned officers of all backgrounds, who men tored him and guided his career. Prepare for the future The general said his best advice to younger generations is to finish education in both high school and college to prepare for future lead ership roles in the mili tary and industry, each of which rely on diversity to increase their effectiveness. Its not about get ting numbers for numbers sake, Ayala said. [Diversity] makes us more ready to fight and defend our nation. Ayala also said he encourages service members to join celebrations at bases and installa tions and to reach out to Hispanics to learn about their stories. Military Family Life Counselors Here To HelpThey are stationed at local schools to help military youth deal with deployment and transition issues. Who are they? They are the Military Family Life Counselors! Through a collabo ration with The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Duval County Public Schools, and NS Mayport and NAS Jax, Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) have been provided to 14 Duval County Public Schools. The counselors provide extra support to students to assist with the unique challenges of military life. The counselors do not assess, diagnose, or pro vide therapy. However, they can provide shortterm non-medical coun seling support in a vari ety of different ways: individual meetings with children, presentations about life skills issues, skill-building groups, and meetings with par ents and families at the familys request for addi tional support. And when they do encounter more indepth issues, they work with the schools coun selor to connect military families with other help ing agencies available on the installation or out in the community. While meeting with children, MFLCs always remain in line of sight of a teacher, staff member, or a par ent. The counselors are licensed clinicians who have demonstrated expertise in working with children. Some of the common issues that MFLCs help with include the following: tegration issues tions and coping skills conflict resolution with separation and divorce The 11 MFLCs now working in Duval Schools include the fol lowing: Enterprise, Kimberly Cruise Ruthanne Wing and Catherine Cashore Oceanway Middle, Sharon Barber Trunell Elementary, Kathleen Piazza Venetia Elementary, Cheryl Alvarado Susan Schanen Robyn Ashburn Elementary, Shelley Rosen Elementary, Willie Lott These schools were selected based on the number of military dependents attending that school. The pro gram is designed to pro vide an informal context in which children can access support in a nonthreatening and support ive environment. MFLCs circulate throughout the school facility mak ing themselves avail able in extended day Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KNOWINGTHE ROPESBuild a Strong Foundation For Your MarriageMany folks approach marriage by following the advice of the famil iar old school rhyme which says, First comes love, then comes mar riage. While love cer tainly ought to be a pre requisite to marriage, there are several other prerequisites which help to build a strong founda tion for this most sacred of relationships. If you are considering marriage there are five important issues you should discuss with your significant other before taking the plunge. Having a strong understanding of where each of you stand on these five issues will help lay the foundation for a fruitful, loving, and committed relationship. Take the time to talk through the following issues with each other over a quiet dinner, a peaceful walk, or a relaxing evening at home: 1. What is marriage? Asking each other this simple question can nip many marital problems in the bud before they arise. Having a healthy understanding of each others thoughts on marriage will identify any unspoken differences and promote deeper discussion into each others views. Ask each other: What is marriage? What is the purpose of marriage? What does a healthy marriage look like? What roles does a husband fill? A wife? What responsibilities will each of you handle in the relationship? 2. Understanding Family. Having a thorough knowledge of each others family of origin is important in under standing where you and your spouse come from, the type of environment in which you grew up, and may identify pos sible areas of conflict in your own relationship. I recommend filling out a genogram (a schematic of family relationships) on each family and dis cussing it with each other and a counselor. Your views on children and parenting are also very important. Do you Chaplain Jonathan Craig CNSL Ministry Center CHAPLAINSCORNER want to have children? How many do you want to have? How will you discipline your children? How will you educate them? 3. Communication and Conflict Resolution. It is well known that healthy communication is vital to a healthy marriage. In order to com municate well, you must understand how each of you communicates. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, offers a very helpful online assessment that can help you determine your love language. www.5lovelanguages. Equally important is how you work togeth er to resolve the con flicts that will inevita bly arise in marriage. Resolving conflict in a healthy and respectful manner will work won ders for your marriage. Learn each others style of conflict resolution and you can improve on your own weak ness and understand each others strengths. Consider going to a professional counsel or to take a personality test such as the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) or consider signing up for a Practical Relationship Enhancement Program These tools can help you better understand your communication and con flict resolution styles. 4.Money. How a cou-See Marriage, Page 3 See Counselors, Page 3


ple handles money is the source of a major ity of the problems in a marriage. It is impor tant, therefore, to sit down and discuss with each other how to man age the family income. One of your top priori ties should be to sit down together and write out a family budget. There are many helpful tools available on writing family budgets. I find Dave Ramseys books to be very helpful, particularly Financial Peace University and Total Money Makeover. Ask each other these ques tions: How much will we save each month? How much will we spend? How much will we give away? Where can we cut back? Where can we spend a little more? 5. Sex. Communicating about sex is central to maintaining an inti mate relationship with your spouse. A help ful resource for mar ried couples is Dr. Doug Rosenaus book A Celebration of Sex He has also published ver sions for newlyweds and for couples over 50. Discuss these ques tions: What is the pur pose of sex? What are your expectations? What is your sexual history? Knowing each other in such a profound and intimate way requires total transparency and trust. Communicating about sex before-hand will open the doors to true passion. Discussing these five topics openly and hon estly with each other will help each of you deter mine whether or not you are prepared for mar riage. Having these dis cussions will also most likely result in a stronger bond between the two of you and a more uni fied front on where your relationship is headed. If you find it too daunt ing to tackle these issues alone visit a Chaplain or other clergy member, a Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Licensed Professional Counselor. These relationship pro fessionals can help lead and guide your discus sion on these important topics. Contact your Chaplains Office, the local Fleet and Family Support Center, or visit www.militaryonesource. mil to find out how to get a hold of one of these professionals. Marriage is a wonder ful gift of God and our love for one another should be a reflection of His love for us. Openly communicating on these topics before-hand will help us to love each other as He loves us and will help prepare us for a healthy start to a beauti ful relationship. Heres to a wonderfully commit ted marriage!From Page 2Marriagesettings, the cafeteria at lunch, and at Finegan Elementary the gate which provides access to the school from NS Mayport. Students, teachers, and parents quickly come to recog nize that friendly face on the playground, the compassionate listener in the lunchroom, and an objective resource to teachers and staff alike. All military families at these schools are given the opportunity to con sent for their children to participate in this free service or to opt-out. For more information about MFLC services or to complete an opt-in let ter, you can contact your school to request the direct number or email address for the MFLC on campus. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, want a copy of the Un/Underfunded Mandates for Duval Schools, or have con cerns about an edu cational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. From Page 2Counselors Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities would like to congratulate Marissa Rousseau who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Rousseau 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 904-2708870. Mayport Sailor of the WeekName: MM3 Brady Arentz Job: Maintenance Person Age: 20 Hometown: Gettysburg, PA Favorite Hobby: Working Out and Sports Hero: My parents Best Piece of Advice Received: In the absence of leadership, lead! Goal for the Navy: To be a Master Chief How has the Navy improved your life?: I have become a better person. The Navy has not only changed my life but the lives of my family members as well. I feel that I am man they can now depend on. Why was this Sailor chosen to be hightlighted? Petty Officer Arentz has proven to be a valuable asset to USS Hu City (CG-66). He performs his work within his workcenter with a hard charg ing attitude and dedication to job completition. He has taken on Command collaterals as ACFL, CCAT repair team and Fitness Equipment Repair Technician. He exemplifies the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. MM3 Brady Arentz THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 3


4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 Area Chiefs Show Their Navy PrideFrom StaffHundreds of Chief Petty Officers and Selectees from com mands at Naval Station Mayport, NAS Jacksonville and NSB Kings Bay crowded the stands in front of the Memorial Wall in down town Jacksonville on Sept. 12. The Chiefs and Selectees were there to show Navy Chief, Navy Pride at the first CPO Pride Day. Our theme for this years Pride Day is Honoring our Past and Shaping Our Future, said NS Mayport CMDCM Ross Cramer during the opening cer emony at the Wall. As we celebrate the Pride we have as Chief Petty Officers, and the dedi cation we have to our service, we must also remember those who have gone before us. Every day we should remind ourselves that we owe our very best to the hard work and dedication that built the legacy that we have today. After the opening cer emony, the approximate ly 700 local Chiefs and 200 Selectees marched in unison from the Wall to Memorial Park where the competition was held. Selectees from NAS Jacksonville, HSM squadrons, NRD Jacksonville, USS The Sullivans, NSB Kings Bay and NS Mayport put their loudest and most creative effort to the test during the Cadence and Guidon competitions. They were judged on originality, precision, heritage, vol ume and precision dur ing cadence, as well as overall design and qual ity of work. NS Mayport scored double by win ning both competitions. As Chiefs we are taught to be humble and carry ourselves with a quiet confidence only seasoned profes sionals can have, but today lets put that aside and take time to show Jacksonville what the Navy sounds like, Cramer added. Let us make enough noise through the streets of this great city that all the residents downtown hear what the Navy really sounds like when it sails into town. -Photo by MC1 John ParkerChief petty officer selectees from Naval Station Mayport perform their winning routine for the judges during CPO Pride Day. -Photo by MC1 John ParkerChief petty officer selectees assigned to bases throughout Jacksonville, Florida and Kings Bay, Georgia listen to Naval Station Mayport's Command Master Chief Ross Cramer during Navy Region Southeasts first ever Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pride Day at Jacksonville Memorial Park on Sept 12. The Jacksonville CPO Pride Day brings all senior enlisted Sailors throughout Navy Region Southeast join together to celebrate naval cus toms, heritage and traditions.-Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Adam Aycock, commanding officer of ATG Mayport and one of the judges at the competition, gives a thumbs up to start the next performance.-Photos by Paige GnannLeft, Chiefs and Selectees salute during the parade of colors at the Memorial Wall before the competition begins. Above, Selectees march to Memorial Park in show of Chief Petty Officer solidarity during the CPO Pride Day ceremony.-Photos by Paige GnannAbove Chiefs and Selectees from area bases gather at the Memorial Wall for the opening ceremonies of the CPO pride Day. Below, Selectees get loud during their performance.-Photo by Paige GnannChief Petty Officers and Selectees from Naval Station Mayport show off their awards after winning the Cadence and Guidon competitions during the first CPO Pride Day held Sept. 12 at Memorial Park in down town Jacksonville. Hundreds of Chiefs and Selectees from commands at NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville and NSB Kings Bay attended the event to show their Navy Chief Pride.


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 5 -Photo by MC1 John ParkerChief petty officer selectees from Naval Station Mayport show off their creativity and Chief pride during Navy Region Southeasts first ever Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pride Day at Jacksonville Memorial Park. -Photo by MC1 John ParkerHundreds of Chiefs and Chief petty officer selectees assigned to bases throughout Jacksonville, Florida and Kings Bay, Georgia stand at attention during morning colors at Jacksonville Memorial Park during the Navy Region Southeasts first ever Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pride Day. -Photo by MC1 John ParkerChief petty officer selectees say the Sailors Creed during the CPO Pride Day. -Photo by Paige GnannChief Petty Officers watch the selectees assigned to bases throughout Jacksonville, Florida and Kings Bay, Georgia at Jacksonville Memorial Park during the Navy Region Southeasts first ever Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Pride Day. -Photo by Paige GnannSelectees from NAS Jacksonville poke fun at their Chiefs Mess during their per formance. The competition was judged on originality, movements, and heritage.-Photo by Paige GnannSelectees from NRD Jacksonville invoke Super Chief to help solve problems during their perfor mance.-Photo by Paige GnannSelectees from USS The Sullivans remind the Chiefs of their ships strong Navy heritage.-Photo by Paige GnannSelectees and Chiefs march to Memorial Park to begin the Cadence competition.


UNITAS Naval Exercise Kicks Off In PeruFrom 4th Fleet Public AffairsNaval forces from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States kicked off UNITAS 2014, an annual multinational exercise, in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 12. Personnel from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Italy, Panama, United Kingdom and New Zealand are also participating in the exercise. This years exercise is hosted by the Peruvian navy and will include 20 warships that will con duct operations in the Southern Pacific through Sept. 26. UNITAS is intended to train participating forces in a variety of maritime scenarios to test com mand and control of forces at sea, while operating as a multination al force to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability. UNITAS develops and sustains relationships that improve the capac ity of both U.S. forces and partner nation mari time forces through complex and comprehensive multinational train ing at sea, said Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet. The overall objectives of the intense train ing focus on developing coalition building, multi lateral security coopera tion, promoting tactical interoperability and pro moting friendship, pro fessionalism and mutual understanding among the participating partner nations. While the overarch ing goal of the exercise is to develop and test command and control of forces at sea, training in this exercise will address the spectrum of maritime opera tions, Ballance said. Specifically, there will be high end warfare sce narios addressing elec tronic warfare, anti-air warfare and air defense, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and maritime interdiction operations. UNITAS began in 1960. It is the U.S. Navys longest running annual multina tional maritime exer cise. UNITAS, which means unity in Latin, is a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to the region and to the value of the strong relation ships forged between our partner militaries. The next UNITAS exercise is scheduled for spring 2015. -Photos by MC2 Adam HendersonPeruvian Vice Adm. Edmundo Deville Del Campo speaks with service member from 14 countries before the opening ceremony of UNITAS 2014 Sept. 12, aboard Callao Naval Station. 2014. Rear Adm. Jon Matheson, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (pictured center right) speaks with Peruvian Rear Adm. Cesar Linares Roca before the opening ceremony of UNITAS 2014. UNITAS is a multinational naval exercise off the coast of Peru Sept. 12-26. U.S. Navy Sailors from USS Ingraham (FFG 61) compete in a tug-o-war compe tition with service members from 14 other countries after the opening ceremony of UNITAS 2014 on Sept. 12. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014


4th Fleet Remembers Victims of SuicideBy Lt. Cmdr. Tom Gordy4th Fleet Public AffairsSailors and civilians of U.S. Fourth Fleet staff gathered to remember shipmates, family and friends who had fallen victim to suicide in a ceremony on Sept. 11. Since the beginning of the year, fifty of our shipmates have fallen to suicide. That is fifty too many, said Yeoman Chief Petty Officer Yvonne Rodriguez, the Commands Suicide Prevention Coordinator who organized the cer emony. We all know someone who was a vic tim, so we must remem ber to act. The ceremony includ ed a moment of silence followed by a prayer offered by Surface Forces Atlantic Staff Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Alan Cameron, and comments by 4th Fleets Deputy Chief of Staff, Lt. Cmdr. John Liddle. Liddle reflected on the significance of Sept. 11 for all citizens as well as the imperative everyone has to ACT (Ask, Care, Treat) if a shipmate is perceived to be enduring personal struggle or dif ficulty. We need to care enough to ask and we need to care enough get help for our shipmates, said Liddle. Suicide shouldnt be a perma nent solution for prob lems or issues that could be transient with appro priate care, counseling and treatment. Participants signed a banner with 50 yel low ribbons in remem brance of victims of sui cide. The banner was placed on a tree outside 4th Fleet headquarters as a reminder to com mand staff to ask, care and seek treatment for shipmates who may be contemplating suicide. -Photos by Lt. Cmdr. Tom GordyOn Sept. 11, 2014, U.S. Fourth Fleet Sailors and civilians remembered shipmates and loved ones who had fallen to suicide during a ceremony at Mayport Naval Station. Participants wrote the names of shipmates and loved ones who had fallen to suicide on yellow ribbons as well as messages of remembrance on a yellow banner, which was displayed on a tree outside 4th Fleet headquarters in memory of those who had fallen. On Sept. 11, 2014, U.S. Fourth Fleet Sailors and civilians remembered shipmates and loved ones who had fallen to suicide during a ceremony at Mayport Naval Station. Surface Forces Atlantic staff chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Alan Cameron led the participants in a moment of silence and prayer in remembrance of those who had fallen to suicide. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 7


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 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 Catty Shack Ranch Tickets Available: Adult Day Time Tickets (1-4 pm) $8.50. Child Ticket can be purchased at gate for $5.00 for ages 3-11, 2 & under free. Adult Night time tick ets (after 6 pm) $13.50. Child Ticket can be pur chased at gate for $10.00 for ages 3-11, 2 & under free. 270-5145. 2015 Daytona 500 Tickets Now on Sale : Tickets for Sprint Fanzone start at $70.00. 270-5145 Intramural Sports Sept. 20: 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 vid eos, light show and col ored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $18. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must pro vide proper ID) Child and Youth Programs 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. 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. 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. Transportation only. 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. FIGHTA CFC participant provided as a public service. Deadly Childhood Disea ses. stjude.org 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014


Fitness Schedule GROUP EXERCISE ROOMS 2 & 3 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 0730 Running Clinic 0930 Zumba 1130 Circuit Conditioning 1500 Strength & Conditioning 1630 BOSU Bootcamp 1800 Zumba Step 0730 NOFFS 0930 Yoga 1630 Step 0700 Sunrise Yoga 0945 Zumba 1130 Strength Training For Women 1700 1900 Table Tennis 0700 NOFFS 1130 Zumba 1630 Yoga 0730 Command Bootcamp 0945 Zumba 1130 Yoga 0930 Zumba 1100 Yin Yoga 1500 Kids Clinic GROUP EXERCISE ROOM 1 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 0700 TRX 1130 Yoga 1800 Kids Clinic 1130 TRX 1300 1500 CFL NOFFS/TRX By Appointment 1630 Mat Pilates 1130 Yoga 1730 Kids Clinic 1000 CORE & Flexibility SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE: 15 SEPT 2014 NATATORIUM MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 0915 Aqua Fitness 0800 Deep Aqua 0915 Aqua Fitness 0915 Aqua Rehab 0915 Aqua Fitness 1130 Deep Aqua 0730 Command Aqua STRENGTH/CARDIO B MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1600 Rowing 1130 Rowing HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (HIT) AREA MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1130 HIT 1800 Intro to HIT 0700 HIT 1130 HIT 0630 Intro to HIT 0930 Intro to HIT 1130 HIT 1730 HIT 0700 HIT 0930 HIT for Women 1130 Advanced HIT 1600 KB Conditioning 0930 HIT Gymnastics 1130 HIT 1100 KB Conditioning INDOOR CYCLING ROOM MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1130 Cycling 1130 Strength & Cycle 1100 1300 Open Theatre Cycling 1100 1300 Open Theatre Cycling 1600 Cycling 0900 1100 CFL Cycling By Appointment 1130 Cycling 0930 Cycling Monday through Thursday 0500 1400 TELEPHONE: 904 270 5451 BUILDING 1391 denoted by a are for active duty only Mayport CSADD Captures Flag Football TitleBy MC1(SW) Michael WissNavy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastNaval Station Mayport Coalition of Sailors against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) team outlasted the Commander Navy Region Fourth Fleet CSADD team 42-21 to capture the second annual CSADD Flag-Football title Sept. 5th at the Mayport field. CSADD is a peer-topeer mentorship pro gram used Navy-wide. The program is geared at Sailors 18 to 25 years old, to reinforce the culture of Shipmates helping Shipmates. Not only is the program used to encourage posi tive decision making, it is also a great tool to help build leadership skills in young Sailors. According to Naval Station Mayport CSADD President Yeoman 2nd Class Demario Smith, these activities can help bring Sailors together to have fun on liberty in a responsible way. Events like this give Sailors and leadership an opportunity to step away from the desk and just enjoy a few hours of fun and relaxation, he said. It doesnt matter if theyre a Captain or a Seaman Recruit, 18 to 58, we just want com mands base wide to understand that just as it is important to work hard it just as impor tant to take a break and play a little hard, Smith added. Now that the Flag Football Tournament is done CSADD has teamed up with Naval Station Mayport Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for the Zombie Run which is scheduled for Oct 24, (Which will help raise awareness towards Domestic Violence) and The Make a Difference Day, on Oct. 25. According to COMUSNAVYSO/C4F Command Master Chief David Tellez while it is good to have fun play ing football or being chased by a flesh eating zombies, it is great to hold events that create CSADD awareness. I support CSADD 100 percent. Every Sailor should be involved, he said. It is a great oppor tunity for young Sailors to interact with their peers, but most impor tantly coming togeth er to send a message of Shipmates helping Shipmates. -Photos by MC2 Damian BergMaster-at-Arms 1st Class Jose Pacheco reaches for Fourth Fleets Command Master Chief David Tellez flags during Naval Station Mayport Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) sec ond annual flag football tournament held on Naval Station Mayport. CSADD is a program geared at young (18-25 years old) to help reinforce our culture of Shipmates helping Shipmates, while preventing destructive behavior and building leadership skills. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jose Pacheco reaches for Fourth Fleets Command Master Chief David Tellez flags during Naval Station Mayport Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) second annual flag football tournament held on Naval Station Mayport. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 9


By Lt. j.g. Timothy PietrackCommander, Amphibious Squadron 8, Public AffairsThe San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) held a remem brance ceremony com memorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York is a floating memorial dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives that day and a steadfast symbol of American resolve. The ship is underway preparing for an upcom ing deployment, where she will bring sevenand-a-half tons of World Trade Center steel across the globe in support of national security. The ceremony includ ed three volleys, followed by taps and a moment of silence, remarks from the ships Commanding Officer, and remarks from the 24th MEUs Commander of Troops. In conclusion, Chaplain Justin Bernard offered words of hope to all who suffered loss on 9/11. This ship that we serve on today is a beacon of light, one that reminds our nation and the world that by Gods grace we can and will rise. Today, once again, Sailors and Marines stand shoulder to shoul der on this great war ship, to pay homage to the past and contemplate the challenges of the future. We are strength ened by a profound sense of duty, brought into sharp focus by the memory of those who have gone before us. It is our sacred duty to our nation, our sacred duty to our fellow country men, and our sacred duty to those who per ished thirteen years ago, said Capt. Christopher Brunett, Commanding Officer of USS New York. Nearly 1,100 Sailors and Marines current ly call USS New York home. A select few of those dedicated ser vice members have the unique opportunity to serve on a ship dedi cated to their home town. Being a native New Yorker and a part of this ships crew, I feel I have come full circle in my 22 year career, said Aviation Boatswains Mate Fuels Chief Hector Respetto. The feeling I get from being privileged enough to still be able to touch the steel of the Twin Towers like I did as a kid sends chills through me. I truly believe that Im here for those families, including my own, that have suf fered the loss of fallen heroes on 9/11. The Sailors and Marines on board have a profound sense of what this ship truly means to the citizens of New York City and the State of New York. Corporal Michael Scuderi, whose uncle was a dedicated NYPD offi cer and first respond er on 9/11, said As a native New Yorker it is an incredible honor to serve on this ship. From the nightly prayers dedi cated to the fallen first responders, to the count less memorials spread throughout New York, there isnt a minute that passes where I dont find myself thinking about the selfless dedication of the fallen first respond ers. The USS New Yorks motto Strength Forged Through Sacrifice... Never Forget, coupled with the steadfast devo tion displayed by the men and women who serve aboard New York, reaffirm that the heroes of that day will never be forgotten. USS New York Commemorates 9/11 Mayport Remembers Victims Of 9/11-Photo by Paige GnannAbove Naval Station Mayports Color Guard parades the colors during the base 9/11 commemoration cer emony held at Memorial Park on Sept. 11. The ceremony honors the thousands of lives lost during the ter rorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001. Above left, Mayport Firefighter Alan Byerly takes time to remember his fallen brothers during the playing of Taps. Below left, Capt. Wes McCall, commanding officer of NS Mayport, speaks during the 9/11 memorial ceremony.-Photo by MC1 John Parker -Photo by MC1 John Parker 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014


USS Fort McHenry Remembers 9/11By MC1 Amy KirkNavy Public Affairs Support Element EastService members, civilians and first respond ers from New York and Baltimore gathered Sept. 11 at Fort McHenry for a ceremony in remem brance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The event, held to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the ter rorist attacks, included a wreath-laying ceremony, live music, and a display featuring the 9-11 Flag that was salvaged from the ruins of the World Trade Center. This is the first time the flag has been displayed at the birthplace of The StarSpangled Banner. The Star-Spangled Banner is a true American icon that for ever remains constant in our lives in the face of disaster, said Tina Cappetta, Fort McHenry National Park Service superintendent. Where more appropriate than Fort McHenry to bring a tremendously power ful symbol of American resolve. Park rangers and liv ing historians also made remarks relating the Battle of Baltimore with the events of 9/11. When I began my career at Fort McHenry in 1999, it was a chal lenge to help visitors to understand and con nect to the level of fear and anxiety Americans experienced in 1814 after the burning Washington and the bombardment of Fort McHenry and Baltimore, said Ranger Jim Bailey. The War of 1812 was remote and disconnected from our modern life, but 2001 changed all of that. In an instant, we all can now understand how one moment can not only change our lives forever, but could wound deeply the heart and soul of our nation. Bailey added that the patriotism experienced during the aftermath of the terrorist attacks could also be seen and felt 200 year ago when a different generation of men and women feared for the future of their nation in the face of adversity. When we are truly tested, our nation and our people stand togeth er and stand strong, said Bailey. This is the feeling that [Francis Scott] Key captured in our national anthem. The feeling he saw wrapped in the flag that morning was over these very ramparts. And it was his hope that it would always be so. The ceremony ended with the playing of Taps and the reading of the Baltimore residents killed on 9/11 and dur ing the 1814 defense of Baltimore. MWR Hosts Freedom Run-Photo by Paige GnannRunners take off in the annual MWR Freedom Run fun run 5k on Sept. 9. The run is held in remembrance of the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014 11


FFSC Workshops Help 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. 18, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 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. Sept. 19, 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. 22, 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! Sept. 23, 2014 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., & 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Mildred Muhammad, Ocean Breeze Conference Center The former wife and first victim of D.C. Sniper, John Allen Muhammad presents her story to NAVSTA Mayport. Leadership, FAP POCs & Program Managers: 8:30 a.m.noon Registration is REQUIRED, to regis ter please email dianca. frazier.ctr@navy.mil, cut-off date Tuesday, 9/16. All Hands Safety Standdown: 1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.-4 p.m.. Sept. 23, 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. 24, 2014 8 a.m.-noon Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), BLDG 1, RM 1616 The final component of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS). During Capstone, Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and the com pletion of CRS is veri fied and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). Sept. 24, 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 effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. Sept. 24, 2014 11 a.m.-noon Your Insurance Needs, BLDG 1, RM 719 This workshop will cover the different types of insurance plans available to help you cope with potential losses, and a common sense approach to how, when, and which prod uct to purchase. This approach is called the Life-Cycle Approach to Insurance Needs. Sept. 25, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 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.Sept. 25, 2014 9-11 a.m. Relationship Communication, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to master the skills of understanding nonverbal cues, constructive criticism, and active lis tening. They also learn to explore the differences that affect communica tion as a couple, as well as how they can deepen their relationship. Sept. 25, 2014 9-11 a.m. Move.mil Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 All military ser vice members or mili tary spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attorney, and know the dates you want to request for your Packup/Pick-up. Sept. 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.-1230 Anger Management, BLDG 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. Sept. 29, 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. 30, 2014 8:30 a.m.-1230 Stress Management, BLDG 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. Sept. 30, 2014 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Healthy YOU, Health Family!, BLDG 1, RM 702 This program focuses on the woman herself and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encour aged to set individual goals, complete a Myers Briggs Inventory, and to identify family roles. Sept. 30, 2014 5:309 p.m. Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner, Ocean Breeze Conference Center FLORIDA TRAFFIC INFO Help Clean Up MayportFrom NS Mayport EnvironmentalVolunteers are needed in support of The 29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, to col lect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport on Sept. 20. Participants should plan to meet at 9 a.m. at Jetties Pavilion #3 (the eastern-most covered pavilion) near Pelican Roost RV Park on Bon Homme Richard Street. This event will run until approximately 11 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to participate for part or all of that time frame. Community Service hours may be earned from participation in this event. Pre-registration is not required. Gloves and garbage bags will be pro vided. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 6303420 or visit www. coj.net/KJB or con tact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Scott Dombrosky at 270-6781. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 18, 2014


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