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CHINFO Award Winner Give Blood, Save LivesNS Mayport Will Host An American Red Cross Blood Drive In Bldg. 1 On Oct. 7 Starting At 9 a.m. Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photo by MC2 Justin WolpertNewly-pinned Chief Culinary Specialist Bernardo Tinoco holds up a sign for his wife and kids after a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony 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 responsibility. A rainbow falls upon the guided missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) following an underway replenishment while underway conducting Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) / Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exercises. -Photo by NC1 Jorge Delgado Fleet Pins New ChiefsExtra Pay For Extra Deployment TimeBy Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsTo compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay Tempo (HDPT) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014. The Department of the Navy HDP-T pro posal, authorized by the Secretary of the Navy earlier this summer, was approved by the Department of Defense for two years. The Navy and Marine Corps unique ability to provide and maintain a global presence is made possible by the hard work of our Sailors and Marines, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. For some time now, these men and women have met the significant demand for our forces without waver. As the need for our presence continues, Hardship Duty Pay Tempo (HDPT) is an important effort to further compensate our Sailors and Marines for their willingness to take on extended deploy ments and for the front line role they continue to play in keeping our nation, and our world, safe. Sailors and Marines will receive HDP-T on a prorated daily basis of $16.50, not to exceed a monthly rate of $495, when they are operationally deployed beyond 220 consecutive days. For units currently deployed, like the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and George H. W. Bush Strike Group consecutive days prior to Sept. 17 will count when determining eligibil ity for payment. Payment will not be made for deployments that con cluded before Sept. 17. Military pay sys tems are being updated to handle payment of HDP-T; expected date of completion is by the end of the year. Sailors and Marines eligible for HDP-T as of Sept. 17 will accrue the pay and see it in their pay checks once the system update is complete. Additional details will be promulgated by service administrative messages in the coming weeks.See More On Pages 4-5Vicksburg, Detachments Depart For Joint WarriorBy Lt. j.g. Courtney CallaghanDestroyer Squadron 26 Public AffairsTwo U.S. Navy ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotland, Sep 18-19, to participate in Joint Warrior 14-2. Joint Warrior is a semi-annual training exercise conducted off the coast of Scotland. The training, led by the United Kingdom, is designed to provide NATO and allied forces a multi-warfare environ ment in which to prepare for global operations. Participating countries aim to improve interop erability and prepare forces for future com bined exercises. Sailors aboard guid ed-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69); guided-missile destroy er USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109); fleet replen ishment oiler USNS Kanawha (TAO 196); Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 11; and, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons 46 and 48 will participate in the exercise. The operational environment in which ships execute missions is comprised of allied and coalition forces, said Capt. Cary Krause, commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26. Joint Warrior allows us to deploy with the trust and familiarity of having trained with our international partners. Joint Warrior is the United Kingdoms advanced naval certifi cation course. The sce narios include small boat attacks, boarding opera tions, air defense, antisubmarine warfare, and Remembering Americas Heritage -Photo by MCSN Adam AustinSailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) raise the 15-star flag in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. Fort McHenry is underway conducting Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exercises with the 24th MEU.See Joint Warrior, Page 10


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: Opportunities Are Knocking!National College Fair Is Coming To JaxThe National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair is coming to Jacksonville, Saturday, October 11th from 12:00 4:00 PM at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The cost of the fair is free, but parking in some lots is $5. Dont stop reading because your child is not a senior! Actually, many seniors have already selected several colleges to apply to and prob ably wont attend the fair. But 8th graders through 12th graders will be there with or with out their parents talking to representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from as far away as Queensland, Australia. For a list of schools attending the fair go to http://bit.ly/ NCFExhibitorSearch. BEFORE THE FAIR: The fair is a great col laborative opportunity for parents and students to explore national and local colleges and uni versities and to ask ques tions of enrollment spe cialists from those insti tutions. To make the fair a really great learning experience, go to www. nacacnet.org/ncfstudent to complete fair overview, and types of schools. As you explore differ ent types of schools, ask your student these ques tions: a two-or four-year insti tution? Co-ed or single sex? you want to attend? in a dorm or would you rather live off-campus? study are you consider ing? What will be your major? do you want to go? ticipate in any specific extracurricular activities like band or athletics? a school in an urban, suburban, or rural envi ronment? special services, such as tutoring, note takers, readers, or TDD? If you havent started having these conversa tions with your child, try to have these initial conversations in a pleasant and positive way, ice cream, sometimes even including friends or other family members. This may be for some children their first prac tice at having an adult conversation and making life-altering decisions. If you can, embrace the excitement of this deci sion-making process and forget for a moment about the fact your child will be leaving home and the costs that will be involved with that. While exploring vari ous colleges, it is impor tant to be aware of your attitude toward certain occupations or college majors. Be aware also of your lifestyle and values which expose your children to par ticular occupations or eliminate opportuni ties to be exposed to others. On the www. facts.org website your child can explore inter ests, careers, and col leges. This website will give your child a broader exposure to occupations, especially those which have developed in the last ten years. AT THE FAIR: Then on the day of the fair: ry at the entrance for the latest list of schools and a booth location map. which you feel meet your criteria. Youll be meet ing one-on-one with a college representative who can answer your questions. selor at the Counseling/ Resource Center about choosing a major, finan cial aid and scholarship information, or general help with the college search. information sessions. Information sessions will include sessions on the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Federal Financial Aid, College Planning, College-Planning with FACTS.org, Writing the College Admissions Essay, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Scholarship Tips, and Using the Web. The fair will also feature information sessions in Spanish, including sessions on Federal Financial Aid, College-Planning, and Scholarship Tips. CANT MAKE THE FAIR: If you already have plans for the 11th, engage in some internet explo ration. Great college exploration sites include www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org. Use these sites to prepare your student for the postsecondary experi ence. For more information about the Jacksonville National College Fair on Saturday, Oct. 11, go to www.jaxcollegefair.org. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at Judith.cromartie@ navy.mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 9935860 [cell]. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KNOWINGTHE ROPESThe Anatomy of Suffering, How To PrevailI have spent time recalling some lessons Ive learned both as a chaplain and a Christian about how to face suffer ing. Some of the princi ples for handling afflic tions are well known: honestly pouring our hearts to God and trust ing and holding on to Him as having purpose in all things. In addi tion, I encourage all of us to find a model we can imitate. It is very hard to face suffering as it is; it gets even harder if you have not heard or learned from those who experienced suffering and yet made it through with renewed hope and resiliency. I came across a resource that pointed out some pitfalls into which people can fall and in which they may get stuck. The Love of God and Affliction was written by Simone Weil, French philosopher, and it examines how difficult it can be to walk with God in the furnace of affliction and come out on the other side. She mentions the problem of isolation. Suffering almost and on the spot makes you feel cut off from the real world, isolated from your friends who you may feel cant really understand you anymore. It is also true that many friends may stay away because the sufferer challenges them to admit what we would rather deny that suffering can happen to anyone indiscriminately. Second, she mentions the pitfall of self-absorp tion. Suffering under standably makes it very difficult to think of others. You have no mar gin, or energy of thought for anything but your own troubles and needs. Over time your trials can lead to a kind of pride. It Chaplain Cristiano DeSousa CNSL Ministry Center CHAPLAINSCORNERShipmates, Congratulations to all our new Chief Petty Officers! Each of you are now proudly wearing your new anchors and stepping up to the hard job of Chief in the United States Navy. Those anchors bear a lot of weight and do not come cheaply. Much is and will be expected of you for the rest of your Navy career. You are now the techni cal expert of your rate; a leader, an advocate and role model to the Sailors working for you. You are responsible for motivating your Sailors, enforcing standards, giving feedback, soliciting input, counseling your Sailors when they are wrong and defending them when they are right. The Chief is the backbone of the Navy and we expect each and every one of you to uphold the standards set by the Chiefs who came before you. Navy Chief, Navy Pride. Congratulations!! Speaking of which, Bravo Zulu to Chief Wayne Allen from ATG Mayport and his team for putting together a fantastic CPO Pride Day on Sept. 12. I was lucky enough to be invited to serve as a judge, along with ATG Mayport Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Adam Aycock and others. It definitely was a day of CPO Pride from the over whelming Chief attendance to the hard work the Selectees put into their rou tines and Guidon designs. Selectees from Naval Station Mayport stood out among their peers and brought home top awards in both categories. If you have the opportunity, watch the video of the event on Naval Station Mayports Facebook page. Im certain, next years CPO Pride Day will be even bigger. You may not know this about me, but I have a strong competitive spirit. That being said, I am issuing a challenge to each and every command at Naval Station Mayport, as well as our brothers and sisters in the Coast Guard, to put their best teams to the test at the 2014 MWR Fall Sports Challenge scheduled for Oct. 21-24. Last year, the Coast Guard beat us by the luck of Jenga and I aim to take back the title of Sport Challenge champions to the Navy side. If you havent already reg istered your teams, get in touch with Rita Hammerstad over at the Mayport Gym at 270-7719. Naval Station Mayport and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Oct. 7 in Building 1. I invite all commands to come out, roll up their sleeves and give some life saving blood. The command that has the most participants will also win the Mayport Blood Drive Challenge trophy. Naval Station Mayport won the last challenge and is proudly displaying our cup. Please stop by to support this worthy cause. I would also like to invite every one to our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration being held October 1st at the Sea Otter Pavilion. Our Diversity team always does a fantastic job putting on this event. There will be food, dancers as well as a guest speaker. The event starts at 10 a.m. I hope to see you there! Lastly, I would like to inform you that the Navy will begin testing our drinking water for lead at the two Child Development Centers, the teen center and Youth Activities Center beginning on Oct. 10. This is proactive testing that is being conducted at every Navy installation in the United States and Im proud that our Navy is choosing to go above and beyond normal protocol to ensure the safety of our children. Although lead testing is not required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Navy leadership has decided to adopt the EPAs proposed guidelines for its priority facilities like our child care and youth cen ters. We will keep everyone informed throughout the entire process and let you know what we find out as soon as we have the results. Please continue sending your sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them to wesley.mccall@navy.mil. Capt. Wesley McCall NS Mayport Commanding Officer CAPTAINSCORNERcan make you feel noble and superior to others who have not had to go through the deep waters of affliction that you have. The third problem is the feeling of shame and condemnation. Weil highlights that many of us do not feel guilty about some things that we ought to be ashamed of and when great suffer ing hits, it is very hard to avoid feeling punished. There may be things that have no direct con nection to our difficulty but that now we may feel guilty about. We may feel a vague, but persistent, sense that we have been condemned. Weil points to anger as another pit fall for people in any type of affliction. This depends a great deal on the cause and context of your problem; but anger at God, life, yourself, or other people can burn so hot and fierce that you feel you simply cant con trol it. There is also the more camouflaged called cynicism. You can simply See Anatomy, Page 8 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014


Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities would like to con gratulate Tony Cofer who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Cofer 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. Mayport Sailor of the WeekName: STG1 Michael Anthony DeGennaro Job: Sonar Technician Age: 36 Hometown: North Augusta SC Favorite Hobby: Hunting Hero: My father Best Piece Of Advice Received: The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but it still has to be cut. Goal for Navy: Retire How has the Navy improved your life?: It has allowed me to see and experience different cultures and be thank ful for what we have on a daily basis. MM3 Brady Arentz Gold Star MothersPresident Obama designated Sept. 28 as Gold Star Mothers Day. The U.S. flag will be displayed over Government build ings on this special day. Americans are encouraged to pub licly display our sympathy and respect for Gold Star Mothers. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 3


4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Mayports Fleet Pins On Chief Anchors By Ensign Jamar MilesUSS Simpson PAOOn Sept. 16, USS Simpson (FFG 56) wel comed its newest mem bers into the Chief Petty Officers Mess during the CPO Pinning Ceremony. This ceremony was especially meaningful as these are the last two Chief Petty Officers to be pinned on Simpson prior to her decommis sioning next year. Chief Gunners Mate (SW) Enrique Cruz and Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical (SW) Vernon Clinebell were the two proud Sailors selected for advancement this past cycle. Simpsons Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Kenneth Anderson, and crew shared in the prestigious event. The ceremony marked the culmination of the two Chiefs hard work and dedication to the Navy. The road was challenging as both Chiefs participated in CPO 365 phase II over the past seven weeks. This time-honored tra dition serves as a right of passage to don the coveted Khaki uni form while assuming the duties, responsibili ties and privileges inherent in the role of a Chief Petty Officer. I would have to say that every year the CPO pinning has the uncan ny ability to reinvigo rate the Chiefs Mess, said STGCS (SW) Victor Meza. We have a com mon goal of mentoring, training, and prepar ing the newest Chiefs to take on the many chal lenges that they will face as leaders. It also fosters life long profes sional relationships, which continue beyond service. Simpson is underway conduct ing advanced exer cises with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Readiness Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.-Photos courtesy of USS SimpsonUSS Simpson Chief Petty Officers Mess. Newly pinned chiefs, Chief Gunners Mate Enrique Cruz is seated left and Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical (SW) Vernon Clinebell is seated on the right.New Chiefs USS Simpson CPO Mess Chief Gunners Mate Enrique Cruz is seated left and Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical (SW) Vernon Clinebell Roosevelt Pins New Chief Petty OfficersBy MC2 Justin WolpertGeorge H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Public AffairsThe Chiefs Mess aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) accepted three new chief petty officers into their ranks during a pinning cer emony conducted underway, Sept. 16. The ceremony marked the completion of CPO 365 Phase II which began shortly after the new CPO selectees were announced six weeks ago. The chief selectees began the ceremony by singing Anchors Aweigh and ended it wearing their anchors for the first time. Chiefs are some of the most respected group of enlisted leaders in the world, said Roosevelts Command Master Chief Michael Kelly. It is our duty and responsibility to train our reliefs to the best of our ability. Today, three new chiefs were accepted to our ranks. They will lead by example and get the mis sion done. After the ceremony concluded, newly-pinned Chief Culinary Specialist Bernardo Tinoco talked about the many Sailors who have helped him on his way and how, as a chief, it is important to continue that tradi tion. The secret to becoming a chief is to stop try ing to find the check in the box and start lead ing from the heart with a sincere concern for the betterment of all Sailors, said Tinoco. The names of those selected to be chiefs were announced six weeks ago, but before they could wear their anchors they had to complete the final phase of CPO 365 training. During that time, senior leaders introduced the chief selects to challenges designed to strengthen their leadership and mentorship abilities. This is about our new chiefs. It is a huge mile stone in their career, said Kelly. Phase II is a time for them to learn and grow and a time for those of us that have been chiefs for a while to reevaluate our commitment. Roosevelt is deployed as a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime secu rity operations and theater security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. New Chiefs On USS Farragut -Photos courtesy of USS Farragut Top and above, the families of USS Farraguts new est Chief Petty Officers pin on their Chiefs pins during a CPO pinning ceremony held Sept. 16 on board the ship. Right, Selectees sing Anchors Aweigh at the beginning of the CPO pinning cer emony. Farraguts newest CPOs are: MAC(SW) Juan Bueno CTTC(SW/IDW) Cortney R. Cunningham MMC(SW) Ryan L. Davis ICC(SW) Joshua M. Kelley GMC(SW) Joseph W. Kiely QMC(SW) Curtis H. Richards


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 5 Fort McHenry CPO Mess Adds New Chiefs-Photos courtesy of USS Fort McHenrySelectees sing Anchors Aweigh during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony on board USS Fort McHenry.-Photos courtesy of USS Fort McHenryA Chiefs cover is placed on the head of a newly pinned chief on board USS Fort McHenry.USS Iwo Jima Pins New Chiefs Pictured above, USS Iwo Jimas Chief Petty Officer Mess stands in formation in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Pictured left, Rear Adm. Richard Butler, left, commander of Carrier Strike Group 4, shakes hands with Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Dustan Chapman, from Waverly, Kansas, at the end of a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of the Waspclass amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Exercise with 24th MEU. USS Iwo Jimas newest CPOs are: EMC(SW/AW) Robert Jay Akins CTTC(IDW/NAL/AW/AW) Dustin Chapman HMC(FMF) Rosalyn Dudding CSC(SW) Michael Hadley MCC(SCW) Nicholas Lingo GMC(SW) Jonathan Manley OSC(SW/AW) Terry Pemberton AGC(IDW/AW/SW) Carl Porter HMC(SW) Valerie Sudduth CTRC(SW/IDW) Courtney Tillery AMC(AW) Ronald Clay Withrow-Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Shelby M. Tucker -Photo by MC1 Jason Heavner New York Pins ChiefsPhilippine Sea Pins New Chiefs-Photo courtesy of USS New YorkOne of USS New Yorks newest Chiefs is pinned by his fellow chiefs during a pinning ceremony on board the ship.-Photo courtesy of USS New YorkFellow chiefs pin on anchors to one of USS New Yorks newest Chiefs during a pinning ceremony on board the ship.By MC2 Abraham Loe McNattUSS Philippine SeaFive Sailors were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during an underway pin ning ceremony, Sept. 16, aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) in the Northern Arabian Gulf (NAG). The five newest chiefs aboard Philippine Sea are Chief Gunners Mate Nicholas Christman, Chief Damage Controlman Mark Hughner, Chief Fire Controlman Jason Lauver, Chief Interior Communications Electrician Angela Scardino and Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Inthasone Siharath. As a Sailor, this has always been one of my most favorite days of the year, said Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ships senior enlisted leader. Its an honor to be able to wel come these chiefs into the mess, Jackson added. Today celebrates their accomplishments and shows our junior Sailor some thing to aspire toward. To begin the ceremony the chief selects, donning their khaki uniforms for the first time, marched across the flight deck belting out the Navys fight song Anchors Aweigh and fol lowed with the Sailors Creed. As the ceremony progressed each new chief stepped forward to be pinned by their mentors and receive their chiefs combination covers. I am very grateful to be a chief, said Siharath. I couldnt have done it without my family and my Sailors, who have sup ported me throughout my career. Im excited about the opportu nities and challenges that are to come. The names of those selected to be chiefs were announced six weeks ago but before they could wear their anchors they had to complete the final phase of CPO 365 training. During that time, senior leaders introduced the chief selects to challenges designed to strengthen their leadership and mentorship abili ties. The training Ive received from the Chief Mess here has been very helpful, said Christman. Ive learned a lot of information I didnt really think about as and E6. I know I still have a lot of information I need to learn, but right now I just feel really good. -Photo by MC2 Abe McNattChief selects sing "Anchors Aweigh" and march in formation during a chief pinning ceremony aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).


Carney Volunteers At Animal Rescue FarmBy OS2 (SW) Joseph BrownUSS CarneyUSS Carney Sailors extended a helping hand last month at CJ Animal Rescue Farm in Keystone Heights, Fla. It was a great experi ence; it felt like home, commented Chief Operations Specialist Andres Herrera, who was among 16 Carney Sailors at the volunteer event. Carney Sailors spent the day constructing pig pens with hay and mak ing mud pools for the animals. They worked hard landscaping and reconstructing across the farm. Additionally, they cleaned multiple twen ty-gallon water buckets, providing fresh clean water for the animals to drink. CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that exists to reduce animal suffer ing by rescuing and reha bilitating farm animals. The animals are rescued from all across the U.S. and include horses, goats, cows, turkeys, feral cats, sheep, chick ens, pigs and ducks. It was a very interesting experience and I would love to do this again. I became very informed on what the animals go through in order to understand why, at CJ Animal Rescue Farm, the animals have the righter way as they say, said Seaman Amanda Santos. The event was a great way for Carney Sailors to give back to the com munity through hard, hands-on work. Carney returned from a 7 month Fifth Fleet deployment in May and is currently in the midst of a maintenance avail ability in Mayport. OSC Andres Herrera cleans up the grounds at the farm with other Carney Sailors. HT1 Montell Abraham, CSSN Kirstin Merritt, LT Stephen Cloer, BMSN Benjamin Stier, OSC(sel) Andres Herrera and OS2 Alymar Thompson dig mud pools for the pigs. GSEFA Francisca Quintanaangulo tosses a watermelon over the fence to feed the pigs. SN Amanda Santos and BMSN Luis Dicent pose for a photo with one of the horses on the farm. 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014


Women Share Leadership Lessons Class Anthony Soto U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Public AffairsArea Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, along with members of the other military branches and local agencies, attended the 2014 Jacksonville Womens Leadership Symposium Sept. 18. The theme for this years event was resilient leadership. Key speakers included Trisha Meili, inspiration al speaker and author of I am the Central Park Jogger and Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe (Ret.). Along with the speak ers, a panel sat on stage to discuss resiliency from a leadership perspective and to answer audience questions about leader ship in general. Panel members included Capt. Melissa Bert, chief of staff for the Coast Guard 7th District; Lorraine Keith of St. Vincents Healthcare, Capt. John Tunstall, a retired Coast Guardsman; Carol Hladki, director of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office; and Cmdr. Lareava Meschino of NS Mayport. -Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto A panel consisting of civilian, military and police representatives discuss resiliency from a leadership perspective Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 during the 2014 Jacksonville Womens Leadership Symposium in Downtown Jacksonville, Fla. The event was held to discuss resil ient leadership and to share leadership principles with future generations of military and civilian personnel. More Coastal Riverine Positions Open To WomenFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions. The 30-day Congressional notifica tion requirement ended Sept. 15, which now opens 21 JTAC positions for the assignment of women. This decision is part of the Department of Defenses rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule and is one of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabuss goals to maximize professional opportunities for women. JTAC is a Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) in the Riverine Squadrons. There are 21 billets available in the CRF. CRF operates in har bors, rivers, bays, across the littorals and ashore. The primary mission of CRF is to conduct mari time security opera tions across all phases of military operations by defending high value assets, critical maritime infrastructure, ports and harbors both inland and on coastal waterways against enemies, and when commanded con duct offensive combat operations. The only remain ing community that is still closed to women is Special Warfare, an issue the Navy continues to work on. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7


become too sarcastic and bitter about the injustice and emptiness of life. Finally, and maybe as a result of the other four pitfalls, it is possible for you to become as Weil says, complicit with the affliction. Suffering can slowly turn your soul into its accomplice by injecting a poison of inertia into it. In other words, we may become too comfortable with our discomfort or affliction. We may find the idea of going back into the responsibilities of life daunting and self-pity can become sweet and addicting. The domino affect continues and suf fering becomes an excuse for behavior you could not otherwise justify. You may also feel you need to pay for your sins or mistakes and the suf fering is the way to do it. So, you choose to stay miserable. What must one do? First, suffering people, their friends, and care givers must be aware of these pitfalls so they can move through them. Obviously any afflicted person needs time of sol itude, but isolation must ultimately be resisted. Let suffering drive you into deeper community rather than loneliness and suicide. In addi tion, while all afflicted persons need to spend a great deal of time selfexamining and healing, at some point they must face outward, think of others, love their neigh bors, and not think only of themselves. Suffering and its pitfalls may be a great challenge even for Christians who under stand the total forgive ness, cleansing, and reconciliation with God that comes from Jesus Christ. Jesus is their ulti mate model, for he cried out the question, My God, why have you for saken me? but he also said, Thy will be done. So, Christians should pray in Gods presence even though they dont feel it and they should discipline themselves to remember their final hope. Despite all the unanswered questions, they can be sure that God loves them and will be with them even if they dont feel him. Let me finish with a quote from the New York Times where Erin Callan, a prior Lehman Brothers business execu tive, reflected on one of the most difficult times in her life. She says, I have also wondered where I would be today if Lehman Brothers hadnt collapsed. In 2007, I did start to have my doubts about the way I was liv ing my life. Or not really living it. But I felt locked in to my career. I had just been asked to be C.F.O. I had a responsi bility. Without the crisis, I may never have been strong enough to step away. Perhaps I needed what felt at the time like some of the worst experi ences in my life to come to a place where I could be grateful for the life I had. I had to learn to begin to appreciate what was left. You may not be like Simone Weil or Erin Callan or a Christian at all. However, it is my hope and prayer that your suffering may be redeemed and turn out for your good and the good of those around you. May God bless you! From Page 2Anatomy Manuevering For The Future-Photo by MCSN Kris R. LindstromThe guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99) conduct ship maneuvering drills during training in preparation for future deployments. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014


Thanks For All You Do-Photo courtesy of NGIS Mayport Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) honor their hard-working and dedicated Housekeeping, Laundry and Custodial teams during Housekeeping Week Sept. 11. Our Housekeeping Department is the heart of our facility and organization, said Ada Dorc, NGIS general manager. This special Award Winning Teams efforts are so important in helping us succeed. This week is dedicated to our outstand ing Housekeeping Team for their commitment to excellence. FFSC Class Schedule SetFrom 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. 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 Sept. 30, 2014 5:309 p.m. Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner, Ocean Breeze CC THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 9


ship maneuverability tasks. Our Sailors have worked hard in prepara tion for the exercise and we are thankful these ships have the oppor tunity to build upon a foundation of coopera tion and teamwork, said Krause. Joint Warrior begins in early October. The exercise includes air, sea and ground assets from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.From Page 1VicksburgMayport Begins Water Testing In OctoberBy Paige GnannThe Mirror editorNaval Station Mayport is going beyond what is necessary to make sure Mayport children stay safe, especially at its day care facilities and youth center. Mayport is join ing other bases with in Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) with a new water testing policy that will include the search for lead contaminants. This new testing policy is above and beyond the requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Navy policy requires water testing in all priority areas at Navy installa tions around the world. Priority areas include Child Development Centers (CDCs), Navy operated youth cen ters, along with DoD primary and secondary schools and Navy oper ated 24/7 Group Homes. NS Mayport does not have primary, secondary schools or group homes. To continue this com mitment to the health and well-being of Sailors and their families, a new Navy policy was issued in February to perform additional sampling and testing for lead in drinking water. In October Navy environmental person nel will take samples at several locations within Mayports two CDCs, the teen center and Youth Activity Center. The samples will be sent off to an independent cer tified laboratory to be tested for lead. Results will be publicized once lab results have been received and evaluated and any actions required will be outlined at that time. In the meantime, employees at the cen ters have been trained on precautionary proce dures to be taken at the facilities. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, Public Works Department (PWD), NS Mayport is the water utility service pro vider for the base. The bases water source is three deep wells, which draw from the Floridan Aquifer. NAVFAC Southeast, PWD Mayport, routinely mon itors for contaminants in the drinking water according to Federal and State laws and regula tions. Lead in drinking water is primarily from mate rials and components associated with service lines and home plumb ing. NAVFAC Southeast, PWD Mayport, is responsible for provid ing high quality drinking water, but cannot con trol the variety of mate rials used in plumbing components, such as a homes faucets. When water has been sitting for several hours, resi dents can minimize the potential for lead expo sure by flushing the tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/ safewater/lead. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regula tions which limit the amount of certain con taminants in water pro vided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contami nants does not neces sarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800426-4791. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014


Peru Hosts UNITAS 55-14 Professional SymposiumBy Ensign Sarah LovelaceUSS Ingraham Public AffairsJunior officers from the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Peru attend ed a professional symposium hosted by the Peruvian Navy Sept. 12, during UNITAS, an annual multinational maritime exercise. Representatives from the five nations present ed various topics to the participants in an effort to educate the other nations on their respec tive navys missions and operations while inte grating each nations officers into a cohesive team. Topics included unmanned aerial vehi cles and missions; a comprehensive overview of the Mexican Navy; earthquakes and emer gency response; organized crime and illegal trafficking; and, illegal mining and environmental impacts. Additionally, the audience received a cultural awareness pre sentation on the communities along the Amazon River. [The symposium] was a great opportu nity to learn about our partner nations navies here at UNITAS, said Lt. j.g. Nicholas Bailey. Listening to presentations about partner navy operations and how we all work together shows just how much we share in common. Meeting and networking with their sailors is a great way to make new friends from different countries. The UNITAS exer cise, sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet, consists of a vari ety of maritime scenarios and exercises, and runs through Sept. 26. This years events, hosted by Peru, are being conduct ed to enhance security cooperation and improve coalition operations. UNITAS is the longestrunning annual multi national maritime exer cise in the world. Fifteen nations are participating and collaborating in the exercise. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet sup port U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations by employ ing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperabil ity, and build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional secu rity and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South Americas. -Photo by Lt. j.g. Kristin CronicPeruvian Captain Indachea shows Rear Adm. Jon G. Matheson, deputy com mander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, and Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion, U. S. Southern Commands Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, historical images in the crypt of Peruvian Admiral Grau during UNITAS 2014 on September 12. -Photo by Lt. j.g. Kristin CronicRear Adm. Jon G. Matheson, deputy command er, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, meets with sailors from the USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) during sports events for UNITAS 2014 on September 12. -Photo by Lt. j.g. Kristin CronicNavy Capt. Wally Lovely, Maritime Operations Director, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (center), addresses members of participating ships in UNITAS 2014 at a reception. UNITAS is the U.S. Navys longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise, held Sept. 12. 1-800-45-DUCKSA CFC participant provided as a public service For more information, go to www.ducks.org13 MILLION ACRES AND COUNTING THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014 11


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 Auto Skills Center September Special: Free electrical system test and no charge on all air tools all month. 2705392 October Special: 10 percent off lift fees and 4-wheel brake job $140 (most vehicles). 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. Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 270-7205 Every Sunday: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on our flat-screens or on our 20 ft screen. Drink specials throughout the day. Oct. 10: Poker Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Test your card shark abilities. Free to enter. 270-7205 Oct. 17: 8-Ball Tournament 7 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Oct. 25: UFC 179-Velasquez vs. Dos Santos. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Oct. 24: Liberty Halloween Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Be prepared to be scared to death. DJ, food, costume contest, prizes, games and more. Community Events Oct. 25: Make a Difference Day 8 a.m.-1 p.m. We are inviting volunteers from the Naval Station Mayport Community to assist in this event focusing on helping our base community. We will fol low this event with our Festival Celebration (formerly Fall Fest) from 1-5 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Free activities include pictures in the pumpkin patch and more. Intramural Sports Oct. 7: Knock Out Domestic Violence 5K Run/ 3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. 270-5451 Oct. 7: Mens Basketball Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Season begins Oct. 27; ends Feb 12. Oct. 21-24: Fall Sports Challenge. Sign up deadline is Oct. 3. 270-5452. Oct. 20-23: PreSeason Basketball Tournament. Sign up by Oct. 14. 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. Oct. 3: Freedom Friday: Movie Night The Nightmare Before Christmas. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Oct. 17: Freedom Friday Costume Party. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $10 advanced sign-up and $12 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 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. 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. Oct. 2: New Liberty Center Sneak Peek. 6 p.m. Come by Beachside Community Center for a look at our new center and FREE Pizza. Oct. 5: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $10. Sign up by Oct. 2. Oct. 12: The Dungeons Scream Park Trip. Van departs 3 p.m. Transportation only. Sign up by Oct. 9. FREE. Oct. 13: Moving DayVolunteers Needed! Were moving to our new location and need assistance. Stop by the Liberty Center to help out. Oct. 17: Grand Opening of New Liberty Center! 2 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. New Equipment, New Location, New Look all in the old Castaways Lounge! Free Food! Oct. 18: Billiards Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 19: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cleveland Browns. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $10. Sign up by Oct. 16. Oct. 21: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 24: Zombie Run 5K Run/ 3K Walk. 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. Run for your life and avoid the hoard in this 5K course. T-shirts for first 100 participants. Oct. 24: Liberty Halloween Party. 8 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Be prepared to be scared to death. DJ, food, costume contest, prizes, games and more. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 25, 2014


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