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Sioux City Blue Goes Green Page 3 March Maddness Tournament Page 7 Iwo JIMA ARG In Limassol Pages 4-5 Happy Birthday, U.S. 4th Fleet! By U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Through the early years of WWII, the Americas largely remained neutral from the conflicts raging in Europe and Asia. This neutral ity allowed German U-boats to patrol and attack mer chant ships with little to no opposition in the South and Western Atlantic. This problem was identi fied, and U.S. 4th Fleet was established on March 15, 1943 to combat the Axis pres ence in the South Atlantic. As one of the original num bered fleets, their mission was to protect U.S. and allies against German and Axis raiders, blockade runners and German U-boats. During WWII, U.S. 4th Fleet was commanded by two 3-star admirals, Vice Admirals Jonas Ingram and William Monroe, who used their expertise to successfully employ naval and aviation assets, contributing to the War effort. In total, forces deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet successfully sank 18 U-boats and 1 Italian submarine, along with sink ing or stopping an uncounted number of Axis blockade run ners. U.S. 4th Fleet worked hand-in-hand with Brazil throughout their operations in the South Atlantic utiliz ing military bases along the Atlantic Ocean, with their pri mary base located in Recife. Three years after its estab lishment, on Apr. 15, 1945, U.S. 4th Fleet was renamed Task Force 27, thus dis solving the numbered fleet. However, just under a year later, U.S. 4th (Reserve) Fleet was reactivated. The reactivation as a reserve fleet was purposed to stand ready should the war reignite. The reserve fleet sta tus held strong until Jan. 1, 1947 when U.S. 4th (Reserve) Fleet was dissolved once more. On May 5th, 2008, U.S. 4th Fleet was reestablished by then Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. As the component command to U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), U.S. 4th Fleets mission is to direct U.S. forces operating in the USSOUTHCOM area of operations. Reestablishing the 4th Fleet recognizes the immense Vipers Lead The Way With New CO By Lt.j.g. Wil Wilkinson HSM-48 PAO Cmdr. G. Shon Brown assumed command of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 from Cmdr. Bradford P. Crain on March 16 during a change of command held at the squadron. Crain assumed command of the HSM-48 Vipers in November 2016. During his tenure as com manding officer, HSM-48 stood up four fully mission capable detachments. The squadrons hard work was rewarded with 2016 Battle E, 2017 Retention Excellence Award, 2017 Blue M Readiness Award, and the 2017 Safety S Award. Crain, a native of Windham, Maine, enlist ed in the Navy in January of 1991 as a Nuclear Power Electricians Mate. He was selected for the ROTC program, attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earning a BS in Electrical Engineering and a commission in the Navy. His career has included operational tours with HLS46, USS Tarawa, HSL-45 and HSM-75. He has served ashore as a Fleet Replacement Squadron instructor at HSL-41 and with NATO Joint Force Command Headquarters Naples, Italy as an Operations, Plans and Policy writer and Executive Assistant supporting Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) J3 and the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) Operations. Crains next assignment will be serv ing with CCSG-2 in USS George H.W. Bish (CVN77) at Norfolk, Va. Brown is a native of Sanford, Florida and enlist ed in the U.S. Navy in July 1988. He served in a number of commands, primarily in aviation. His last enlisted assignment was in Fighter Attack Squadron 81 at NAS Cecil Field. He was select ed for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering in 2000. His career has included operational tours with HSL-42, MultiNational Force Iraq Strategic Effects, and HSM70, including time as both Squadron Maintenance and Squadron Operations Officer at HSM70. He has served ashore as a Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee as the Ratings See HSM-48, Page 8 -Photo by Paige Gnann Incoming HSM-48 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Shon Brown, salutes Capt. Michael Weaver, dep uty commander of HSMWL, after relieving outgo ing Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Bradford Crain, during a change of command ceremony. Golfer Jim Furyk Takes Shot For NMCRS -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Professional Golfer Jim Furyk tees off while participating golfers watch during a fundraiser for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at Naval Station Mayports Windy Harbor Golf Club March 16. Electrical Upgrades For Bennett Shores West By Lt. Matthew Harley PWD Mayport The Bennett Shores West (BSW) Phase II Electrical Improvement project is nearing the halfway point of a $2.5 million upgrade. Work, which began in January and is expected to continue through July, is intended to replace the 40 year old aging electri cal infrastructure. Some residents of BSW have recently seen new power poles, transform ers, and electrical lines being installed along their street, and those that havent can expect to in the coming months. Residents may also notice two new Osprey perches installed near a few of the power poles to help prevent birds from nesting on the power poles and potentially knocking out power. As a reminder, resi dents can expect to expe rience two electrical ser vice interruptions during this project. One outage will be to connect the house power to the new power line and the second outage will be to remove the old transformer and install the new transformer. We will continue to notify the NS Mayport Homes office of any planned or scheduled outages. If you see a power line crew working on the street/sidewalk near your residence, or in your path while walking through a neighborhood, please use caution when passing or use the oppo site sidewalk. Your safety is our number one con cern. See 4th Fleet, Page 8 Two new Osprey perches are installed in base hous ing. These perches help to minimize the potential for nests causing power outages by giving the ospreys a better alternative than the light poles.


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 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 3 rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.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. 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. For more information, call 270-5212. Naval Station Mayport Capt. David Yoder ........................................................................................... Commanding Officer Cmdr. Patricia Tyler .................................................................................................. Executive Officer CMDCM Bill Houlihan .................................................................................. Command Master Chief Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff Bill Austin ........................................................................................................... Public Affairs Officer MCC Robert Northnagle ......................................................................... Deputy Public Affairs Officer MC2 Megan Anuci ................................................................... Assistant Deputy Public Affairs Officer AO3 Rebecca Ibarra ............................................................................. 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: 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: Ellen S.Rykert Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 359-4168 Advertising Sales (904) 359-4168 (800) 472-6397, Ext. 4168 FAX (904) 366-6230 Get Out and Explore Your City! More ideas to get you OUT THERE! We are so fortunate to live in Jacksonville, surrounded by a plethora of things to do. Every Kid in a Park The weather is amaz ing! Did you know that you and your family may get free access to hun dreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year? The pass is for U.S. fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students for the 2017 to 2018 school year. It expires August 31, 2018. Former President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their fami lies could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. There are 11 parks in Florida, several are a day trip away! Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial 12713 Fort Caroline Road Jacksonville, FL 32225 904-641-7155 Castillo De San Marcos National Monument 1 South Castillo Drive Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-829-6506 Fort Matanzas National Monument 8635 A1A South Saint Augustine, FL 32080 904-471-0116 Canaveral National Seashore 212 S. Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32796 321-267-1110 Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler St St. Marys, GA 31558 912-882-4336 Fort Frederica National Monument 6515 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-638-3630 Go to this web site for more details. https:// www.everykidinapark. gov/ MOSH Museum of Science & History Jacksonvilles Museum of Science & History makes science, history, and innovation acces sible for all! Whatever your age or interest, theres always something to see and explore across three levels of exciting exhibits. The museum is open late every Friday until 8pm and is located at 1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information go to http://themosh. org/ Check out http:// for more ideas for kids! Clay County Fair Visit the fair from March 29 April 7, 2018. Children 5 and under are FREE admis sion when accompanied by an adult. They give discounts on advance tickets. Visit the Early Florida Village and view demonstrations to experience life in early Florida. For more infor mation and a lineup of fair entertainment visit http://www.claycounty Movies and Extreme Bowling Right in your own back yard, onboard Naval Station Mayport family movie viewing and Xteme Bowling on Fridays. Check out the MWR page for more information http://www. events Beachside Parks Pack a picnic and head to Jarboe Park near Neptune Beach. This green space includes a playground for the kids and features a weekly farmers market. Located by the Mayport beaches, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a beautiful beach side location for camp ing, picnics, hiking, and swimming. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park fea tures cabin rentals, a freshwater lake, a splash ground and playground for children, access to beaches, and 20 miles of mixed use trails, which are great for mountain biking. Watch for man atee, egrets, ospreys, and an occasional dol phin sighting! (Source Explore Downtown with Kids! Did you know, Jacksonville has its own Monorailwell it is called the Skyway. Best part, it is FREE! It runs from Southbank, over the river, and has sev eral downtown stops. The Skyway has a stop at Hemming Plaza, which is where you can check out the fantastic Downtown Library Branch. For a great article explaining how to explore down town using the Skyway go to, http://www. THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer CREDO Programs Designed To Strengthen Your Overall Well-Being By John E. Hugus CREDO Facilitator CREDO means, Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation. CREDO is designed to strengthen the religious, moral, and spiritual wellbeing of Department of the Navy (DON) service members, civilians, and families. It increases the readi ness and resilience of service members, civil ians, and families in sup port of DONs Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry and the Chief of Naval Operations Sailing Directions. Retreats, workshops or training seminars have been developed spe cifically to meet the reli gious, moral, and spiritu al needs of DON service members, civilians, and their families. CREDO programs are religious, but not-faithgroup specific, events formatted as retreats, workshops, and semi nars. The programs may include the expression of religious beliefs repre sentative of the chaplains and participants in a manner that honors the rights of all to determine their own religious con victions and beliefs. CREDO retreats began in earnest in 1971 with the Personal Growth Retreat but as the demo Pantomiming Parasites During Spring Break After months of relent less snow in Germany, we were headed to Spain for spring break. Wed splurged on a rental house along Costa Brava, with breathtaking views up the wazoo. What could possibly go wrong? We showed up at the Stuttgart Airport right on time. When called to board, we cattle-prodded our three kids through the tight line up. Excited to escape the frigid con fines of Patch Barracks, I envisioned pitchers of sangria, casual tapas din ners, and lounging sea side without a care in the world. Then, I saw something moving on Annas fore head. A tiny bug crawled along her hairline. Horrified, I instinctive ly grabbed her, pinch ing the bug between my thumb and finger. The girls had been complain ing of itchy scalps, but Id thought it was dry skin. Boarding passes, please, the Lufthansa rep demanded. Francis produced our tickets and herded us through the gate, wondering why I looked like Id seen a ghost. With the unidentified beast clamped between my thumb and forefin ger, I threw myself into our row of airplane seats, peered down at my pinched fingers, and slowly released my grasp. The speck was motion less. Was it a harmless flake of skin? A frag ment of leaf? A sesame seed from our morning bagels? Had I panicked for no reason? Silly me! Just then, I squealed as spied six wriggling legs. Francis was irritable his usual mood dur ing family travel so he was annoyed by me wav ing frantically across the isle. He leaned over and barked, What is it, for criminys sake? Lice! I whisperscreamed, pointing at Annas head. No one in our family had ever had lice, so the idea of our 5th-grade daugh ter being infested with parasites was terrifying. I spent the rest of our flight picking at Anna like a crazed chimpan zee. Of course, Lilly had lice too. Debarking the plane, I peered into Francis eyes and enunciated desperately, FIND A PHARMACY. NOW. Francis sputtered through the streets of Girona in our rental car, searching for a green neon cross, the universal sign of european phar macies. Theres one, I exclaimed, pointing ahead, but there was Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE See Explore, Page 3 See CREDO, Page 9 See Break, Page 9


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 3 Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name (rate/rank, first and last name): IS1 Eric Auber Job: Intelligence Analyst at CHSMWSL Mayport Age: 24 Hometown: Wheeling, WV Favorite Hobby: Hunting Hero: My Wife. She is able to put up with both me and our baby. Thats a hero if Ive ever met one. Best Piece of Advice Received: If you continu ously compete with oth ers you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better. Goal for the Navy: Finish degree and con tinue my career as an officer. How has the Navy Improved Your Life? The Navy has given me countless opportunities to see the world, pursue my education, and gain leadership experience. Just those few things alone are more than what a lot of people out side the military can say their job has done for them. IS1 Eric Auber and-downtown-library/ Visit the Public Library Military personnel and family mem bers who reside in the state of Florida can receive a library card. The down town branch is quite the site to see and I highly recommend visiting. We also have a branch close by in Neptune Beach. They have a calendar of events and classes at each branch. The Beaches Branch is located at 600 3 rd Street. Here is the website for more information. https://www.jaxpublicli If your exploring takes you some where spectacular, please drop me an email so I can share with other fami liesand experience it myself! Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feedback about this arti cle, she can be reached via email at or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact information to schedule a meeting with her in Building One From Page 2 Explore Sioux City Blue Goes Green -Photos by LCS Sioux City Sailors from LCS Sioux City Blue Crew participated in this years St. Patricks Day parade in Savannah, Ga. Pictured above, Sioux City Blue Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Randy Malone, waves at parade-goers. Below, members of Sioux City Blue participate in the St. Patricks Day parade Saturday.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Iwo Jima ARG Arrives In Limassol From Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Public Affairs Nearly 2,500 embarked Sailors and Marines are visiting the Mediterranean nation during a regularly sched uled deployment that began Feb. 7, 2018. The visit is an opportunity for U.S. service mem bers to meet the people of Limassol and experi ence their culture as the two nations work togeth er towards a prosperous Europe. The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit greatly anticipate our arrival in Cyprus. Engagements such as these strengthen bonds and enhance relation ships between the U.S. and Cyprus. This port visit provides us with an opportunity to meet the people and experi ence the rich history and culture of Cyprus. The 26th MEU remains ready to respond to cri sis and deter aggression on a moments notice, said Col. Farrell J. Sullivan, commanding officer of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit While this port visit will be used for some much deserved rest and relaxation, these next few days also give the crew a chance to contin ue our international rela tions. We share the same views of maintaining safety and security of the worlds oceans and sea lanes. Through strength ened relationships, we can expect an increase in peace and prosper ity throughout the region and work with our part ners to maintain a safe, secure and prosperous European region and global security environ ment, said Capt. Joseph OBrien, commanding officer of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima and the 26th MEUs visit to Limassol, Cyprus, and recent stop in Haifa, Israel, create shared experiences that build relationships with our partners and allies, and allow us to collec tively work together for regional stability. From March 6-13 Iwo Jima and the 26th MEU participated in the bilat eral military exercise Juniper Cobra 2018 that is designed to improve the cooperative defense of Israel between the U.S. and IDF. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group embarks the 26th MEU and includes Iwo Jima, the San Antonioclass amphibious trans port dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team 8 and 4, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TARCON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group 2 and the embarked staff of com mander, Amphibious Squadron 4. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force comprised of approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors. Its major elements are the Command Element, Ground Combat Element, Aviation Combat Element, and Logistics Combat Element. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Lt. Randy Lemmons views the city of Haifa, Israel, March 14, 2018, as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls port. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, recently completed Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18) and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MC3 Joe J. Cardona Gonzalez Ensign Briana Eaton gives course and speed orders while serving as the conning officer on the bridge of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), March 10, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Boatswains Mate 1st Class Michael Sacco signals to the sound-powered phone talker on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), March 10, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Jessica L. Dowell Marines, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, muster before loading onto assault amphibious vehicles in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), March 9, 2018 during exercise Spring Storm 2018. -Photo by MC2 Andrew Murray Marines attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 perform maintenance on MV-22B Ospreys on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 10, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is participating in Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18) and con ducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Julien Matlock takes the Navywide advancement exam on the mess decks of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 8, 2018. -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Seaman Garry Tobias, from New Orleans, and Seaman Caeser Crittenden, from Chicago, rig a pilots ladder from the sideport door of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), March 8, 2018.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 5 -Photo by MC3 Joe J. Cardona Gonzalez Sailors and Marines view Haifa, Israel as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls into port, March 14, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, recently completed Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18) and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls into Haifa, Israel, March 14, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, recently completed Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18) and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MC1 Kristin M. Schuster Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit disembark a landing craft, air cushion, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, on a beach in Israel for exercise Juniper Cobra 2018, March 7. The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), homeported in Mayport, Florida, is participating in Juniper Cobra 2018 and conducting naval operations in the U.S 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MC1 Kristin M. Schuster Ensign Brandon Carney, left, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, shakes hands with Israeli Lt. Col. Israel Rabeh, the head of the international training bunch, ground forces command, prior to a tour of a landing craft, air cushion on a beach in Israel, March 7, 2018. -Photo by MC1 David Holmes An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) dur ing evening flight operations, March 9. -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles, attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, transit in a formation from the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), March 9, 2018 during exercise Spring Storm 2018. Spring Storm is a Romanian-led exercise in the Black Sea to enhance amphibious operations and staff interoperability between Romanian and U.S. naval forces. Oak Hill, home-ported in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www.navymwrmay, on www.face, or by calling 904-2705228. Community Recreation March 23: Mayport Movies: Ferdinand (PG). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. March 24: Movies at Mayport: Downsizing (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. March 29: Basic Jewelry Making. 9 11 a.m. Cost is $18 and all supplies are provid ed. Sign up by March 27. Receive professional instruction to learn the basics of jewelry mak ing and create your own beaded necklace. March 30: Mayport Movies: Beauty and the Beast [2017] (PG). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. March 31: Movies at Mayport: Father Figures (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. April 5: Wire Wrapped Jewelry. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Learn techniques for making wire wrapped jewelry. No jewelry making expe rience required. All par ticipants will leave with a unique wire wrapped piece. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the Tickets & Travel Office before April 3. All supplies are provided. Spots are limited; ages 13 and up. April 6: Mayport Movies: The Greatest Showman (PG). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. April 7: UFC 223 Khabib vs. Ferguson. 10 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in Loggerheads. Undercard starts at 8 p.m. Come and watch the fight Live at Loggerheads. Auto Skills Center March Special: 4 wheel brake job only $140 (for most vehicles). Auto Skills Center Safety Classes Tuesdays Fridays 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. The Auto Skills Center conducts safety classes for all DIY patrons. This one-time class is required for all DIY Auto Skills Patrons. Outdoor Adventures Bouncy House Rental: $80 per day. Reactor Dive Watches: 50% off. Equipment Rental: Enjoy the great outdoors with party and adventure rentals from the Outdoor Adventures. Youll find everything you need to host the perfect party canopies, tables, chairs, inflatables, grills, cool ers and more. Rent all of your outdoor needs including campers, boats, bikes, paddle boards, tents and more! We even have rentals for a day at the beach. Call us today (904) 270-5221! April 12: Crabbing. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Join MWR and learn crab bing techniques to catch blue crabs. Cost is $5 and includes bait, line and nets. Bring your own bucket or cooler if you plan on keep ing your catch. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by April 10. All skill lev els are welcome! *A Shore Fishing License is required from the state of Florida. The license can be obtained for free from the local tax col lectors office or can be purchased for a small fee online at Tickets and Travel Blue Man Group at Universal Florida. Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind. and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey filled with music, laughter and surprises. Get your tick ets for more than off the gate price at Tickets and Travel. 2 shows daily. Great discounts for kids. Beachside Bingo Lunchtime Bingo Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. $13.00 per pack. Buy two, get one free. Two $500 payouts every week! Bingo Night Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Test your luck at Beachside Bingo. We have 36 games with a $10,000 progres sive jackpot and two $5,000 jackpots. Play by computer or paper. *Thursday is paper only night. Play one or all twelve games and win up to a $1,000 progressive jackpot. March 23: MWR Says Thank You. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Specials include double payouts on all hard cards, specials and warm ups. We will also have a gift table with fab ulous prizes and a pot luck. May 11: Mothers Day Bingo. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Join Beachside Bingo for a great Mothers Day event with a $1,000 give away! Double payouts on all hard cards, warm ups and specials. MWR will provide a dessert table and we will award Mother of the Year! Mayport Bowling Center Childrens Bowling Birthdays : Looking for a fun and unique birthday party experi ence? Host your childs next birthday at the Mayport Bowling Center! Available for kids ages 13 and under. Food and Bowling Package: Includes 2 hours of bowling with shoe rent al and kids meal for $11.75 per child. Bowling Package: Includes 2 hours of bowling with shoe rental for $9.75 per child. Recycling Mondays Fridays. Open Hours 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Dont know where to throw away all those moving boxes? What about your old car bat tery? Bring your recy clable materials to The Recycling Center at building 412. Windy Harbor Golf Club Weekdays: Avoid the Crawl 9-Hole Escape. Starting at 3 p.m. at Windy Harbor Golf Club. Dont get stuck in traffic leaving the base, swing by Windy Harbor on the way out for a quick game! Save on gas, save the envi ronment and make your afternoon more enjoy able. 9 holes and a cart for just $11. Mondays and Tuesdays: All play. 18 Holes and a Cart Only $25. Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day. Wednesdays at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $20. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must pro vide proper ID). Thursdays: Fill the Void. 10:28 11:53 a.m. 18 Holes and a Cart Only $22. Sundays: Family Golf. Sundays after 3 p.m. Families play 9 holes of golf on a short ened course, no more than 125 yds per hole. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 per child (ages 8 and older). $2.00 for pull cart rental, no charge for kids golf club rental (if available). Electric cart rental is available at $8. April 4 18: Drive, Chip and Putt Three consecutive Wednesdays in April from 4 6 p.m at Windy Harbor Golf Club. Cost is $15 per person. Compete in this unique competition and demonstrate all three skills (drive, chip, and putt) for points! Focsle Lounge CPO Club Monday Friday: All Hands Lunches. The CPO Club is open to all hands for lunch Monday Friday. Tuesdays: Wings and Trivia Night. Enjoy wings and trivia until 10 p.m. Wednesdays: Fried Chicken Special. Enjoy three pieces of specialty fried chicken and two sides for $8.50 at lunch. ***The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more informa tion, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events.*** Mondays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. March 22: Surf Fishing. Fishing will start at 2 p.m. behind the Liberty Center. Liberty Patrons only. Have you ever wanted to learn to fish, or are you already a pro? Join Liberty & Outdoor Adventures for a day of fishing behind the Liberty Center. All equipment will be pro vided but you must have a valid FL Shore Fishing license, available at license. Please sign up by March 20. March 23: Movie Trip. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. March 23: Volunteer Opportunity. 11:30 a.m. Volunteers rep resent an integral part of Feeding Northeast Floridas ability to help provide food to people in need in our com munity. You will help ensure high-quality, safe food is being distribut ed to clients by working with teams to inspect, categorize and package food items. Van departs at 11:30 a.m from the Liberty Center. Please sign up by April 11. All hands welcome! March 24: Collective Con. Van departs at 9:30 a.m. $30 at the door. Join the Liberty Center in this pop culture event featur ing comics, music, enter tainment, art, cosplay and more! Sign up by March 22. March 26: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Tell us what you want to see on the calendar. March 29: Easter Egg Scramble. 8:30 p.m. The after dark Easter egg hunt, priz es, free food, fun starts at 8:30 p.m. (Liberty Patrons only) Mayport Liberty Center Child and Youth Programs April 6: FREE Freedom Friday. 7:30 9:30 p.m. Freedom Friday is FREE for Month of the Military Child! We will watch Ferdinand the movie and eat tacos. Children ages 6 12 and who are enrolled in our youth Activities April 21: Parent and Child Master BuildOff. 1 4 p.m. at the Youth Activities Center. Entry is FREE but you must pre-register at the Youth Activities Center. April 27: FREE Freedom Friday. 7:30 9:30 p.m. Freedom Friday is FREE.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 7 MWR Hosts 12th Annual March Maddness Basketball Tournament By Rita Hammerstad MWR Sports Coordinator Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted the 12th Annual March Maddness Basketball Tournament at Naval Station Mayport March 9 11 with teams from Mayport, NAS Jax, Kings Bay, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, MacDill AFB, Hurlburt Field AFB and Camp Lejeune. In Game 1 Fort Gordon squeaked past Mayport with an 86-84 win, while Fort Bragg opened up with an 81-61 victory over MacDill in Game 2. Game 3 finished with Hurlburt Field defeating Kings Bay 100-85, and Camp Lejeune came out ahead of NAS Jax 94-92 in a tough fight for Game 4. Game 5, Fort Bragg out shot Fort Gordon, 76-68. Taking it to the hoop in Game 6, MacDill pulled out ahead, 83-81, against Mayport. Camp Lejeune brought it in game 7 taking out Hurlburt Field with an 82-74 win. NAS Jax kept themselves in the tournament with a nice 89-75 win over Kings Bay dur ing Game 8. Hurlburt Field stayed alive, scoring 93-88, over MacDill in game 9. In Game 10, NAS Jax pulled off a nail bitter; beating Fort Gordon 76-75 and keeping their spot in the top 3. While in Game 11, Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune fought it out with a final score of 75-73. Fort Bragg won, keeping them undefeated for the day. NAS Jax finished out the evening in game 12 with a 106-83 victory for the final game on Saturday. Sunday opened with game 13 as Camp Lejeune played a nice nail biter against NAS Jax. The game ended with Camp Lejeune beating NAS Jax 70-69, which put NAS Jax in 3rd place. Game 14 was another head to head battle between Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. After exchanging baskets in the 2nd half, Camp Lejeune pulled ahead 81-74, forcing another game for the finale. With the March Maddness Championship on the line, Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune would meet for the third and final time. Each team exchanged bas kets in the first half with Fort Bragg holding a slight lead by halftime. Both teams were tired but still had a lot of fight in them as the clock ran down. With only minutes left in the game Fort Bragg took the lead and held on tight as they secured the win, 74-70, becoming the 12th Annual March Maddness Champions. Teams from Mayport, NAS Jax, Kings Bay, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, MacDill AFB, Hurlburt Field AFB and Camp Lejeune participated in the 12th Annual March Maddness Championship hosted by MWR Mayport on March 9-11. Aquatics Family Swim. Saturdays 12 2 p.m. FREE. Family Swim is a great way for children and their families to spend a morning in our indoor pool. Mayport Swim Club. Open hours at the Natatorium. FREE. Build up your cardio strength and endurance while earning great incentives. Masters Swim. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30 7 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Masters Swimming is an Adult Swimming Fitness pro gram that meets the needs of all swimmers from beginners to former Olympians. Fitness Zumba. Mondays at 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 9:15 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Join the ultimate dance party! This highenergy, motivating class is a fusion of hot, sexy, explosive Latin American and International music. No dance experience required! Intramural Sports April 4: Captains Cup Flag Football Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins April 16. April 10: Captains Cup Celebrity Awards Banquet Luncheon 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at Ocean Breeze Catering and Conference Center. Join MWR, guest speak er Brent Martineau of Action News Jax and professional athletes from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Giants, the Jacksonville Armada FC, and more in recognizing the top male and female ath letes of the 2017 Mayport Captains Cup Sports Season. April 18: Captains Cup 2v2 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins May 7 and ends June 28. April 25: Captains Cup Pickleball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. MWR Fitness, Sports Programs Heat Up


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 -Photos by Terra Downey Sailors from USS The Sullivans participate in command PT on March 16, 2018 on the MWR Turf Field. Get In Ship Shape 2018 From Heath Promotions by the Ocean The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Centers nutrition and weight management Shipshape Class will be held in two different ses sions for patron conve nience. The first session will start on April 10. It runs for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. at Building 2050. The nutrition and weight management course guidelines are directed by the Navy and Marine Corp Public Health Center. Class is open to active duty, adult dependents eighteen years of age and older, and retirees. The eight-week ses sion discusses a differ ent topic every week to help with your weight loss management. The course begins with the orientation and registra tion process. The seven other objectives to be covered are: Healthy NutritionThis session reviews the basics of nutrition Tracking Your NutritionFocuses on healthy weight loo strate gies and reviews fad diets Physical ActivityBehavioral strategies are developed to initiate and maintain an exercise program. Your Nutrition EnvironmentThe focus is on strategies for fitting healthy eating habits into a busy lifestyle Psychology of Weight ManagementDiscussing factors that are common barriers to weight loss and techniques to over come them. Bringing It All TogetherThe tools par ticipants have gained from previous sessions are used to prepare for making healthy selec tions when shopping for groceries. Long Term SuccessLapse and relapse are defined and participants are given tis for con tinued weight loss and weight maintenance. According to Mayport Health and Wellness center ShipShape Facilitator Laura Goldstein RN, BSN the program is not just about weight management but is a complete healthy lifestyle commitment. Call 270-5251 for more information. USS The Sullivans Stays Warrior Fit -Photos by MC2 Michael Lopez Above, Sailors and their families interact with information booth representatives at the Morale Welfare and Recreation Expo in the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Right, Guests are served lunch at the Morale Welfare and Recreation Expo in the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. The free, yearly event features the most up-to-date information on MWR programs at Naval Station Mayport, base services and regional travel destinations including resorts, hotels and theme parks. MWR Expo Brings Fun To You Assignment Officer, as well as United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). While at US SOCOM he was the Operator Interface Team Lead for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) intiative. CDR Brown has been the Executive Officer of HSM-48 since November 2016. Cmdr. John Randazzo, previously assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region, will take over as Viper Executive Officer. importance of mari time security in the southern part of the Western Hemisphere and signals our sup port and interest in the civil and military mari time services in Central and South America, said Roughead. Our Maritime Strategy rais es the importance of working with interna tional partners as the basis of global maritime security. This change increases our emphasis in the region on employ ing naval forces to build confidence and trust among nations through collective maritime secu rity efforts that focus on common threats and mutual interests. U.S. 4th Fleet continu ously reaches back to its roots in cooperating with partner nations by par ticipating in multilateral exercises and deploy ments each year. These exercises are: Unitas, Panamax, Southern Seas, Continuing Promise, and Southern Partnership Station. These exercises focus on a wide array of mari time objectives, but the common theme through out all of them is foster ing and strengthening our relationships with partner nations, work ing together and building upon the foundation and legacy that was started in 1943. From Page 1 4th Fleet From Page 1 HSM-48 Over 2 million lives impacted! Over 2 million lives impacted! Because of you,there is St.Jude.800-822-6344 stjude.orgA CFC participant. Provided as a public service. Finding cures. Saving children.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 9 graphics and dynam ics of military culture changed, CREDO pro graming expanded. CREDO helps people thrive and flourish amidst the challenges of military life. CREDO Southeast invites you to join us for one of our Friday night to Sunday afternoon allinclusive retreats where you can enjoy a calming environment away from work and other stress ors. Our retreats are designed to reduce your stress, build resilience, and help you achieve your goals. You will have the opportunity for real personal reflection and growth during a memo rable weekend that will enhance your quality of life. All retreats are nocost to you CREDO provides meals and lodg ing. Just think, a week end without cooking or cleaning or housework or chores Registration is first-come, first-served, and our retreats fill up quickly so register early! Weekend retreats are held on St. Simons Island, GA. These retreats focus on enrich ing families, Marriages and personal resiliency and spiritual growth. Active duty and their family members are eli gible for retreats (includ ing Reservists in an active status). Marriage and Family Retreat par ticipant couples must be legally married when registering. Retreat dates are subject to change or cancellation/ postponement due to contract and attendance requirements. Come to one of our CREDO retreats and youll see why military members, couples, and families have an awe some weekend, cant hardly wait to come again, and wholeheart edly recommend CREDO retreats to others. Also, CREDO Mayport continues to con duct suicide awareness classes fulfilling part of their mission in help ing develop a SuicideSafer Community. The safe in safeTALK stands for: suicide alert ness for everyone. TALK in safeTALK stands for Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe. This three hour training program prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert help ers are trained to know how to identify and work with these opportuni ties to help protect life. Powerful videos illus trate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice stimulate learning. Another, more indepth, program is offered by CREDO called ASIST or Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This is a twoday interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide lifeassisting, first-aid inter vention. Small group discussion and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST caregivers com plete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life-assisting, suicide first-aid inter vention. Finally, CREDO offers many workshops that will strengthen resilien cy, teach techniques to solve problems. Another workshop helps a per son learn their person ality type which increas es team effectiveness, strengthens marriages and helps set goals for future occupations. This is all done through tak ing a self-assessment called MBTI or MyersBriggs. We cant leave out Single Sailors who can learn some tech niques for succeeding with relationships and set future goals through iRelate. Workshops. All workshops are held at NS-Mayport Base Chapel or other locations per request. For up-to-date infor mation on all workshops and retreats go to www. stationmayportchapel. Contact your chaplain if you are interested in safeTALK, ASIST a retreat or workshop. Contact number for the base chapel of Mayport is, 904-270-5212. From Page 2 CREDO no where to park on the busy street. Jump out! Ill circle back and pick you up! Francis yelled, and I leapt toward the green cross. I flung the door open and lunged breath lessly into the tiny estab lishment. Three startled Spaniards stared back at me. In Europe, patrons ask the pharmacist for most products, which are located behind the coun ter. (A year later, this custom proved particu larly embarrassing when I was constipated during a trip to Venice.) My daughters have lice! I blurted to the pharma cist. His puzzled look reminded me that I was in Spain. Like a bad mime, I pantomimed, supple menting with the few Spanish words I remem bered from 6th grade. My ni os! I pleaded. I scratched my head vio lently, pinched an invis ible bug, and grimaced. Un poquito, I growled, then hopped around, gnashing my teeth and clawing at the air like a giant, marauding louse. Swallowing a giggle, the pharmacist said, Si se ora, un momento por favor. An hour later, Anna and Lilly were in the rental house bathtub, their heads in frothy tur bans of shampoo and shower caps from the lice kits the Pharmacist had sold me. Despite our initial panic, we didnt let those lousy lice ruin our spring break. To my relief, I learned that an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the US among children 3 to 11 years of age. Head lice are most commonly spread through direct hair-to-hair contact. Infestation has nothing to do with cleanliness or environment. Although it may take several treat ments and multiple ses sions of combing and nit-picking, lice can be eradicated in a couple of weeks. And, it is quite common for children to get head lice during school breaks, because that is when children have the most direct contact during selfies or sleep overs. That week in Spain, we added nit-picking to our daily repertoire of sangria, tapas and breathtaking views up the wazoo. Spring break wasnt as care-free as Id envisioned, but some times, you have to take the good with the bugs. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota From Page 2 Break DoD Leaders Encourage Women Seeking Info Technology Careers By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten DoD News, Defense Media Activity Two senior Defense Department officials shared their paths to success with other women aspiring to suc ceed in the informa tion technology field during a Women in the Department of Defense Luncheon hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Bonnie M. Hammersley, DoDs deputy chief information officer for resources and analysis, spoke with the women in a fireside chat set ting at the Army-Navy Country Club. I think its really important to have this opportunity to recognize Womens History Month and what that means and actually taking the opportunity and time to reflect on the accom plishments of women across our nation and in all fields, Norton said. But bringing this group together to talk about the accomplishments of women in the IT indus try is really a terrific opportunity. said. Norton likened her career journey to her hobby of hiking. Focusing on Footsteps When youre young and thinking about your future, its really easy to stand back and look at the top of the mountain and say, I want to hike to the top of a moun tain, she said. Hiking that mountain, she said, is a matter of focusing on your footsteps, making sure that youre able to traverse the path without stumbling or tripping on rocks and tree roots. The admiral said she looks for a challenge in her roles and positions and turns those into opportunities to learn and get better, just as hikers need to stop and reflect on what they have learned and have on that path, as well as where theyre going next. I very much want to encourage people to look at, every time you make those choices, to think about What is it that I want to accomplish -not necessarily for the rest of my life, but for the next section of the trail thats ahead of me? and Am I prepared for that, and is this really what I want to do? And ulti mately, that will lead you to the top of the moun tain, she said. Hammersley recalled the commanders devel opment program she entered when she joined the Navy. She was in the program for three years, but it felt more like 15 years, she said. The [program] gave me a look into all of all levels of the Navy and outside of the Navy, she said. So if you have an opportunity to get into a developmental program, look for those opportuni ties, because its a good ride and its what you make of it. Value of Mentors After Norton and Hammersley talked about taking opportu nities and running with them, they spoke of the importance of mentor ship. Dont be afraid to approach someone and say, Hey would you mind giving me 10 min utes of your time? Id like to tell you my story, and heres where Id like to go and just see what you think, she said. Both women were asked about key lead ership principles have learned and why they think it helped to pre pare them for their future as leaders. Norton said its impor tant for leaders to under stand the strengths and weaknesses of their team and how best to encour age and enable them to be successful. Mayport Celebrates Womens Contributions -Photos by MC2 Megan Anuci Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, Afloat Training Group and Commander, Naval Surface Squadron 14 celebrate Womens History Month. Cmdr. Patricia Tyler, executive officer of Naval Station Mayport, speaks about per severance, determination and being true to yourself during a celebration of Womens History Month on March 13.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Military Appreciation Night At The Jacksonville Zoo Wristbands are on sale for the fifth annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo sponsored by St. Vincents Health System and Navy Federal Credit Union is Friday, May 18th from 6-9 p.m. Wristbands are avail able for purchase at the NAS Jax, Mayport USO offices and Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $5 each and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to active duty, retirees, reservists, national guard, veterans, DoD personnel, veterans and dependents. Please note that dependent chil dren are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands. Please get your wrist bands now, they will not be sold at the venue. How Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Active Duty, Veteran, and Military Spouse small business own ers are invited to attend a free workshop led by UNF professor Greg Gutkowski covering the biggest digital trends in entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn how to use technology to the max to manage and grow their small busi ness; speed up success by utilizing sales and profitability tracking; effectively market their business to the right audiences; and create a road map for implement ing best digital business practices. Breakfast, lunch and parking are included. This event will be held on Thursday, March 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please register at unf. edu/military-veterans/ ETV.aspx Please see link for additional information. No Dough Dinner Mayport USO will host its No Dough Dinner on March 26 from 5-7 p.m. The NAS Jacksonville USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on March 28 from 5-7 p.m. at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists on active orders, and their depen dents. United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their spe cial day even when you can not be there with them. No appointments needed for individuals. Please send an email to or jschellhorn@uso to schedule an appointment. Upward Flag Football And Cheerleading Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading has a special offer for mili tary families. Any mili tary dependent with a parent or legal guard ian deployed at any time during the season can participate free of charge. If a parent or legal guardian is not deployed during the sea son, participation fee is $65. For additional information, please call Beth or Bobby Grant at (904)616-9596 or email us at bgrant14@comcast. net Jacksonville Icemen 2017-18 Hockey Season The Jacksonville IceMen are a minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Icemen has teamed up with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 201718 season. With the sup port of the Jacksonville Icemen, Greater Jacksonville USO will have 25 tickets for each home game during this years 36-game season. The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of fostering unity and morale. New VA Veterans ID Card Veterans with honor able service will be able to apply for the new VA ID card. This card will provide proof of mili tary service and may be accepted by retail ers in lieu of the stan dard DD-214 form to obtain promotional dis counts and other services offered to Veterans. To request a VIC, Veterans must visit www.vets. gov, click on Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card on the bottom left of page and sign in or cre ate an account. Cards should be received with in 60 days and delivery status is available at Family Financial Fitness Dinner And Certificate Series Real Sense Prosperity Place, in partner ship with Junior Achievement, now offers FREE family-friend ly financial education workshops. Parents, bring your children grades three through 12, and improve your money management skills as a family. Workshops are held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Space is limited. Call 904-3303957 to register or visit: SAT/ACT PREP The eKnowledge Donation Project with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO is entering its 13th years assisting students and families with SAT/ACT prep. See attached flyer for more information or visit USOJax. Sign-Up For Our Newsletter Email ycoakley@uso to sign up for the USO newsletter. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that intro duces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to estab lish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of mili tary life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, pro vide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reim burse you for babysitting fees (please inquire with a Compass Mentor for more info). Registration is required! Please visit to find a Session near you. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old maga zines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service mem bers can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. The USO is avail able for meetings, support groups, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead pro jector are available for use. For more informa tion about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. Sign up for the USO newsletter by emailing ycoakley@ USO NEWS FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families From Staff The 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 child care 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. March 22, 2018 11 a.m.-noon Raising Financially Fit Kids, BLDG 1, FFSC Studies show that the single most important please where children learn about money is in the home and the most important teachers are their parents. Join us and learn how to raise financially fit kids. March 26-30, 2018 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military person nel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separat ing from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to iden tify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process. March 26, 2018 6-7 p.m. IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and fam ily members can ask questions and connect with other family mem bers of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! March 29, 2018 4:30-5:30 p.m. Car Buying Strategies, BLDG 1, RM 702 Feel like a winner after the purchase of your next car by develop ing the knowledge and skills that will empower you to research the pur chase, ask the right ques tions during the sale, and practice negotiation techniques to get a great deal. Make your dream car a reality! March 29, 2018 8 a.m.-noon Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), BLDG 1, RM 1616 The final component of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS). Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and CRS is verified. -Photo by Dave Davis FRA Branch 112, Birmingham, Ala., sponsored the southeast region mid-year conference at Birmingham. During the conference meeting, the Birmingham Marine Corps League, in conjunction with FRA Branch 112 did a re-enactment of the raising of the American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. The members hand built replica cannons and pro vided a 7-gun salute in honor of this momentous hisotircal event. FRA branches from Jacksonville in attendance included Branch 290, 91, 126. If youd like more information about FRA, contact 9045343446 Dave Davis. Branch 290 meetings every first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 390 Mayport Road. Veterans Remember Sacrifice


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