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By U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Rear Adm. Sean Buck, com mander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, representing the U.S. Navy, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and the ships sponsor Jill Donnelly, unveiled the crest for the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) com munity, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), March 23. The crest was created through a logo and design competition held by the ships commissioning committee and was open to any Hoosier, past or present. From these submissions, five were selected and sent to the U.S. Navy in December 2017. A crest is used to identify a ship or command and its elements usually symbolize the city or state for which it is named. Specifically identified elements with roots that stem from the namesake city are: The checkered flags symbolize the winning spirit of Indianapolis and its racing heritage. The horizontal and verti cal white lines intersecting with the center circle are taken from the flag of the namesake capi tal city and are symbolic of its Mayport Sailor Of The Week Page 3 Continuing Promise Helps Honduras Residents Page 7 USS Iwo Jima Enjoys Port Visit Pages 4-5 Turn Out Lights Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins -U.S. Navy Photo Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, representing the U.S. Navy, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and the ships sponsor Jill Donnelly, unveiled the crest for the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) com munity, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) on March 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. -Photo by Paige Gnann Turtle patrol volunteers count egg shells after sea turtles hatch from a nest located on Naval Station Mayports beaches last year. Nesting season begins in April. From NS Mayport Environmental Sea Turtle nesting season is upon us and we need your help to ensure our nesting population is a success! Through Oct. 31, Naval Station Mayports beach will be the site of loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtle nests, which means there will be many hatchlings on their way. You can be a turtle hero by fol lowing a few simple guidelines: Close all curtains facing the beach at sunset Turn off all unnecessary lights and do not use flashlights without a red lens Place timers on lights so they are off by 9 pm. Sea turtles use moonlight to guide them back to the water, so its important not to confuse them with artificial light dur ing the season. Artificial light from beachfront homes, street lights or even flashlights can attract the hatchlings away from the safety of the water and lead them to their deaths. Remain calm and quiet on the beach after dark, do not use a light source and do not approach a nesting female. Avoid leaving large holes and sand sculptures on the beach. All dogs on beach must be on a leash at all times. Under no circumstance should you touch a sea turtle on shore, as this is a direct violation of federal and state laws. Did you know? Sea turtles have been around for over 150 million years. Floridas beach es are home to 90% of all log gerhead sea turtle nests, which makes our beach very important to this threatened species. For more information, or if you sight an unmarked nest, hatchling or stranded sea turtles, contact Mayport Environmental PWD Patrol immediately at 904-270-6730 or after hours at 904-509-6842. An electrical outage is scheduled for March 31 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. at Moale & Main, Massey & Main intersections. Aviation Bonus Program Expands From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Navy announced March 20 the Active Component (AC) fiscal year 2018 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) and Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) and the expansion of Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) for both AC and the Reserve Component aviators in NAVADMIN 065/18. The AC Aviation Bonus (AvB) program, consisting of the ADHRB and ACRB, incentivizes highly-talented, hard-working, career-minded Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers (NFO) to choose to remain on active duty. Our Bonus and flight pay programs have prov en successful in the past at retaining our best and brightest Aviators. However, these programs have remained essentially unchanged for well over a decade, and are beginning to lose their effectiveness in the face of growing competition for talent, said Capt. Michael Baze, head of aviation career manage ment at Naval Personnel Command. We asked Aviators of all ranks how we should modernize and improve moving forward. Aviators reported they wanted our programs to be more flexi ble, merit based, and competitive with civilian oppor tunities. We took that feedback seriously, incorporat ing each of these elements in the program changes you see here today. AC ADHRB has undergone substantial reform. Capable and dedicated department heads are vital to mission effectiveness and represent the cru cial link between senior leadership and junior per sonnel. The eligibility timeline has shifted from the expiration of the aviators winging service obligation to their lieutenant commander board. Aviators can choose from a five-year contract or a three-year con tract. Members who take the five-year contract early will receive a higher annual amount than members who take a five-year later or a three-year contract. Crest Unveiling Reveals Name Of Newest LCS, USS Indianapolis See LCS, Page 6 See Aviation, Page 6 From TRICARE Through April 22, 2018, customers at select NEXs will be able to take advantage of a great sale event and support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 ben efit coupon. This coupon entitles customers to specific percent-off discounts applied to a one-time NEX purchase from April 20 22, 2018. The entire $5 donation will be passed onto NMCRS on behalf of NEX cus tomers. Our partnership with the Navy Exchange Service Command is important because we share a common mis sion, to support Sea Service members and their families said Adm. Steve Abbot (Ret), President and CEO, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Their annual cou pon sale to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society supports the Societys interestfree loans and grants for Sailors and Marines in need, and allows Navy and Marine Corps fami lies to enjoy significant savings on their NEX purchases during the redemption period. Thats a win-win! NEXs participating in this event include NEX Jacksonville, Mayport and Kings Bay, Ga. The coupon is valid for one-time use in-store only and is limited to $1,000 total discount. For more information, speak to a NEX associ ate. NEXs To Again Sell NMCRS Benefit Coupon


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 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 Avoid Test Anxiety with These Tips Anxiety is a basic human emotion consist ing of fear and uncer tainty that typically appears when an individual perceives an event as being a threat to the ego or self-esteem. As students return to school from Spring Break in Duval County, some will begin the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). Students who get ner vous before a test should be encouraged to try the following tips and strate gies for keeping anxiety down and energy up for the next big exam. Dont cram: Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave your child exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying is more effective if done in small doses over several days. Make up practice questions or take prac tice tests: Knowing the format and style of a test can reduce anxiety. Encourage students to always ask their teachers about how the test will be formatted. Studying is so much more effec tive when you know what types of questions youll be answering. Here is the FSA Practice site: http://fsassessments. org/students-and-fami lies/practice-tests/ Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep con tributes heavily to anxi ety. Be sure your child goes to bed on time the night before an exam. Eat a healthy break fast: Blood sugar is at its lowest in the morning. In order to think and prob lem-solve effectively, students need to refuel. But a good breakfast for one child is not the same for another. Figure out what works best for you child. Read through the exam to budget time: By looking over the test, your child can avoid any unexpected sur prises (and anxiety). Previewing also insures finishing in the allotted time. Read all directions: Some students are so anxious to get the test over with that they fail to read the directions. Jot notes: Jotting down brief notes right away can help your child feel less anxious about forgetting impor tant facts or key infor mation. Some students write important formu las or critical dates in the margin as soon as they receive their test papers. Organize thoughts before writing: Students who organize their writ ing responses before they start writing typically score higher. Having a plan or even a short out line insures a well-struc tured response which hits all the main points. Think positively: Negative thoughts dur ing a test (e.g., Im going to fail) can not only destroy your childs confidence, but also take up valuable time which should be used to con centrate on the test! Test anxiety is some thing that impacts stu dents from all ethnic backgrounds and grade levels. Helping students learn to effectively man age such anxiety is a challenging task that requires a genuine team effort. Students, par ents, teachers, school counselors, and school administrators must all find ways to be actively involved in reducing test anxiety. We live in a testtaking society and when students are anxious during tests, they are less likely to perform up to their academic potential. Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxi ety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feed back about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@ or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 2193894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact informa tion to schedule a meet ing with her in Building One. KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Spring Is A Time Of Rebirth, Renewal Spring is finally here! I am definitely ready for the change in weath er and most of all I am glad baseball season will be here before long. Go Cardinals! Spring is a time that nature is reborn after a long winter. It is a sea son that seems to lift the spirits as we look for ward to the warm sum mer days. I remember as a child how excited I was that school would soon be out and I would be able to go outside and play (before computers). Now days I definitely do not have as much energy as when I was a child, but I do enjoy sitting out on the porch reading a good book or taking a walk with my wife and our little dog Bella. As great as all of that was, and is for me, there is something else about this time of year that is much more important and that is, Easter will soon be here. It is the time when the Church celebrates the resurrec tion of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful thing to know that, just as there is a renewal of nature every spring, we can rejoice, even more so, in a spiritual renewal. Sadly, we recently lost the great Christian evangelist, Billy Graham. It is estimated that he preached to more people around the world than any other evangelist in history. He proclaimed the simple gospel message of John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begot ten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlast ing life. He preached the same message to kings and paupers teaching them a transforming message. It was a simple but pow erful message that gave eternal hope to so many awash in a sea of hope lessness. This Spring season can serve not only as time of natures renewal but also as a time of spiritual renewal. Billy Graham always ended his evangelistic service with the same hymn, Just as I Am. The lyrics proclaim the way, Just as I am with out one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bid dest me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. CHAPLAINS CORNER Chaplain Shannon Skimore CNSS 14 Chaplain Im Nobodys Fool Now If I had a dollar for every time Ive slapped my hand to my forehead and thought, Im such a fool, Id be rich. They say whoever they are that one should live without regrets, but for me, regret has always been a part of my schtick. Something in my childhood made me this way a person who focuses on her own faults and beats herself up for them. Some are lucky to have iron-clad egos that protect them from criti cism and self-doubt. I, on the other hand, was a kid with dreaded selfesteem issues that com pelled me to constantly seek reassurance. Like many people with inse curities, humor and selfdeprecation became my defense mechanisms. At my first dance in middle school, I won best costume when I came dressed as a huge onion, much to my par ents dismay. That night, I got the laughs and attention I was shoot ing for, along with a Boomtown Rats record as my first-place prize. But, not surprisingly, no boys asked me to dance. In high school, my mis placed pleas for attention earned me the title Class Clown, which I hid from my parents until it was reported in my hometown newspa per. Needless to say, they were not amused. In college, I fully embraced my newfound freedom to make a com plete idiot of myself, much of which (merci fully) I cannot recall. The college memories that are clear make me cringe with embarrassment to this very day. Thankfully, digital photography and social media had not yet been invented. As a young adult in the workforce, I thought I made every rookie mis take in the book and was doomed to failure. I was actually quite fas tidious, dedicated, hardworking and reliable, but as always, I focused on everything I did wrong rather than right. Today I still feel as if Im bumbling through life. Im always running late, I inevitably burn the toast, I say the wrong thing, I overstay my wel come, I never remember peoples names, I eat too much. But as our last child prepares to graduate from high school and leave the nest for col lege, Im reflecting more clearly on my last 24 years as a military wife and mother of three, and Im surprised to find that I have no shame, no remorse, no regrets. In fact, I feel pretty Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE See Fool, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 3 damned good about it. Being a military wife and mother hasnt been easy by any means. At first, marrying a Navy guy seemed so glamor ous. At our wedding, our relatives oohed and ahhed when Francis uni formed buddies formed a sword arch. Everyone believed we would lead a life of adventure, honor, pomp and circumstance. But reality soon hit, and I found myself where most military spouses eventually turn up alone in an unfa miliar place without a job or friends, sole ly responsible for the household and kids. Facing daunting circum stances, nature, instinct or pure necessity kicked in, revealing qualities I didnt know I possessed. I didnt make a conscious decision to be a dedi cated wife and mother, I just did what needed to be done without thinking about it. Hour after hour, day after day, year after year. When we were sta tioned in England, and our son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, I shed tears, then hit the ground run ning because I had no choice. During deploy ments and TDY, I did what every military spouse does I chopped onions, did carpool pick ups, nursed the baby, cut grass, took out garbage, paid bills, folded laun dry, visited in-laws and fixed the leaky faucet. The added responsibil ity and stress that mili tary moves, deployments and separations added to marriage and parenting forced me to put my own fragile ego aside and get to work. Looking back now, I realize that I the bumbling class clown became a rock for our family. I mix up left and right, forget to add email attachments, miss exits, and overcook beef, but Im no fool. Im a proud military wife and moth er, who did whatever it took to create a stable home, and to raise three human beings who will soon go out into this world and touch the lives of others. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, www. themeatandpotatoesofli Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name (rate/rank, first and last name): GSM2 Adana Mason Job: Assistant Command Career Counselor Age: 29 Hometown: Rio Claro, Trinidad Favorite Hobby: Doing Makeup and spending time with my little broth er Hero: My mother Best Piece of Advice Received: Never look down at someone unless you are helping them up. Goal for the Navy: To become an officer and to a continue to pass on any information and training I have learned to Junior Sailors. How has the Navy Improved Your Life?: The Navy has improved my life through its diver sity and the training, both formal and infor mal, I have received so far. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted?: GSM2 Mason was cho sen for recognition due to her exceptional adapt ability. At CNSS-14 she was hand-picked to work out of rate as an assis tant career counselor, supporting CNSS-14 and the Mayport water front ships. NCC Evers says As a Chief, she has made my job so much easier here at CNSS-14. GSM2 Adana Mason From Page 2 Fool Trump, Mattis Hail Spending Bill To Fund Strongest Military Ever By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity The $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald J. Trump signed today includes the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the White House. Together, we are going to make our military stronger than ever, Mattis said in a news conference today, flanked by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross, and Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. We in the military are humbled and grateful to the American peo ple for their sacrifices on behalf of this funding, Mattis said. Now its our responsibility in the military to spend every dollar wisely in order to keep the trust and the confidence of the American people and the Congress. Trump hailed the spending mea sure, saying it funds the strongest military in the world, as well as troop increases and the largest pay raise in more than a decade for service mem bers. Keeping America Safe My highest duty is to keep America safe. Nothing more impor tant, Trump said. The spending bill also includes, Trump explained, funding for the final fight in certain areas, point ing to the liberation of nearly all of the territory once held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The bill, which Congress passed hours earlier, funds the government for fiscal year 2018 and includes $700 billion for defense spending. Trump said that defense funding contained in the bill is an increase of more than $60 billion from last year. It funds the addition of critical ly needed ships, planes, helicopters, tanks and submarines, he pointed out. Our military is very depleted, but its rapidly getting better. And in a short period of time it will be stron ger than it has ever been, Trump said.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 Iwo Jima Makes Port Visit In Haifa By Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Public Affairs The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and compo nents of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Haifa, Israel, March 14, to con duct a port visit after participating in the pre viously scheduled exer cise Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18). This is the first port visit in more than a month since the ship and nearly 2,500 embarked Sailors and Marines departed Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Feb. 7 as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. From March 6-13, approximately 600 Sailors and Marines from Iwo Jima and the 26th MEU teamed with Israeli Defense Force (IDF) personnel to par ticipate in JC18, which is designed to improve the cooperative defense of Israel between the U.S. and IDF. While the biannual exercise focuses on coun tering ballistic missile threats to Israel, JC18 also provided an oppor tunity for 26th MEU Marines to train with and learn from their IDF counterparts. The plan ning for the JC18 exer cise began in late 2016. The port visit is not related to any real-world events. JC18 allowed the 26th MEU to sharpen our warfighting skills and improve our readiness to meet the myriad threats and uncertain crises that could arise in the 6th Fleet area of operations, said U.S. Marine Col. Farrell J. Sullivan, com manding officer of the 26th MEU. The train ing venues in Israel were superb and the bilateral exchange of combat tac tics and procedures with our IDF counterparts make us both increasing ly more relevant on the modern-day battlefield. 26th MEU Marines and IDF soldiers from the 35th Airborne Brigade trained side-byside to share and learn tactics, techniques and procedures for urban environment operations, combat casualty care, and live-fire training. At the tactical level, the Marines and Sailors of the MEU now stand more ready to tackle unforeseen challenges, Sullivan said. The readi ness we have built dur ing this exercise allows us to better epitomize our unit motto of being a certain force in an uncer tain world. At sea, the command ship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) showcased its amphibious capabili ties by conducting two days of ship-to-shore operations. Iwo Jimas well deck launched and recovered its three land ing craft several times, delivering approximately 500 Marines and 610 tons of equipment and supplies to Palmachim Beach in the training scenario. Iwo Jima also partici pated in mil-to-mil train ing, embarking five IDF members throughout the exercise who helped guide the ships aircraft through the skies over and around Israel. Additionally, the ship hosted two at-sea tours for IDF visitors, allowing the crew to share experi ences with their guests while giving them a bet ter understanding of how the 844-foot amphibious assault ship operates. Having IDF mem bers aboard Iwo Jima to work with and meet our Sailors and Marines is what JC18 is all about, said Capt. Jack Killman, com modore, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4. Cooperation between our two countries at every level is important to stability in the Middle East. Resembling a small aircraft carrier with the addition of a well deck, modern U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ships project power and maintain presence by serving as the corner stone of the amphibi ous ready group (ARG)/ expeditionary strike group (ESG). These ships transport and land elements of the Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) or Marine expeditionary brigade (MEB) with a combina tion of aircraft and land ing craft. The Wasp-class LHDs are currently the larg est amphibious ships in the world, and provide the Marine Corps with a means of ship-to-shore movement by helicopter in addition to movement by landing craft. The Iwo Jima ARG is deployed to U.S. 6th Fleet in support of mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th MEU and includes Iwo Jima, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team 4 and 8, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group 2 and the embarked staff of com mander, PHIBRON 4. The 26th MEU is com prised of approximate ly 2,500 Marines and Sailors, and includes a command element, ground combat element, aviation combat element and logistics combat ele ment. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Operations Specialist 2nd Class Lisy Tabora, assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), takes a selfie at Haas Promenade during a tour of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is in Haifa, Israel as part of a scheduled port visit as the ship conducts naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit tour the Old City of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Amphibious Squadron 4 tour the Old City of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Above, Seaman Anthony Labady talks on a sound-powered telephone on the bridge of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 18, 2018, as the ship departs Haifa, Israel. Below, Sailors stand watch as Iwo Jima leaves Haifa. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Haifa, Israel, March 18, 2018.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 5 -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit view the city of Jerusalem from Haas Promenade, on a tour, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit tour the Old City of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) write messages at the Wailing Wall during a tour of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit tour the Old City of Jerusalem, March 16, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit tour the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, March 16, 2018. Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit tour the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, March 16, 2018.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 Fourth Fleet Commander Co-chairs Annual Maritime Staff Talks with Armada de Argentina Admiral U.S. Navy Story by U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Admiral Sean Buck attended the annu al Maritime Staff Talks (MST) hosted by the Argentine navys Acting Commander of Training and Readiness, Rear Admiral Rafael Prieto in Puerto Belgrano, Argentina from Mar. 12-14. The MST with the senior Argentine naval officers supports the U.S. global maritime strategy by building and strength ening our working rela tionships and improving our interoperability with partner nations through these face-to-face meet ings. This is the first time Argentina has hosted an MST since 2008, and the second MST between the U.S. and Argentine navies since restarted them in 2017. These staff talks are an integral component to each coun trys ability to communi cate and facilitate opera tions together. This visit by Rear Adm. Buck served as an opportunity to continue building on the goodwill established during last years (2017) MST. Our staff talks last year laid the founda tion for a reinvigo rated partnership with Argentina, said Cmdr. Rene Laverde, U.S. 4th Fleet regional engage ment desk officer. Since opening our lines of communication with the Argentine navy last spring, it allowed us, the U.S. Navy, to respond quickly to their request for support to the search for the Argentine sub marine San Juan after it went missing last Nov. 15. Amongst the actions agreed to during this years MST was Argentine participation in exercises UNITAS 2018 and PANAMAX 2018. UNITAS is the largest annual multi lateral exercise con ducted between the U.S. and many of its partner navies in the USSOUTHCOM AOR, while PANAMAX is a multilateral joint exer cise intended to improve the ability of participat ing armed forces to work and operate together in defense of the Panama Canal. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT) ful fills the maritime role within U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT employs maritime forces in coop erative maritime secu rity operations to main tain access, fortify the ability of U.S. forces to work together with partner nations, and build enduring part nerships with the ulti mate goal of enhancing regional security and promoting peace, stabil ity, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central, and South American regions. -Photo Courtesy of Argentine Navy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, left, and Argentine Acting Commander of Training Readiness, Rear Adm. Rafael Prieto, right, sign the minutes gen erated from the Maritime Staff Talks between the two navies which took place over the course of a three-day period. moniker Circle City and the States Crossroads of America. The red circle with the star in the middle located in the center of the shield commemorates the capital city namesake. USS Indianapolis is a Freedom class LCS that is currently being constructed in Marinette, Wisconsin. Once con struction is complete and the ship has gone through all its appropriate trials, it will be homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. LCS class of ships are designed to operate in shallow waters near shore, countering challenges and threats presented in these areas, designed to counter a wide array of threats. The newest LCS is the fourth ship to bear the name USS Indianapolis com ing after: USS Indianapolis (ID 3865) Cargo Ship USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Cruiser USS Indianapolis (SSN 697) Submarine AC ACRB is designed to retain those officers with the talent and com mand experience in primary warfighting missions that are criti cal for the future of our service. The new ACRB shifts from a 2-year, $36,000 total contract to a 3-year, $100,000 total contract. Members must select after screening for commander command and the obligation takes them through 22 years of service or the completion of their post-commander command tour, which ever is longer. For AvIP, Navy is establishing expand ed rates for aviators who screen and serve in career milestone bil lets. Aviators who do not screen or serve in mile stone billets, but con tinue to qualify for flight pay, will continue to receive flight pay, but at a different rate than avi ators in milestone posi tions. Aviation has taken a holistic approach that synchronizes targeted increases in both flight pay and bonuses in a mutually supportive fashion with achieve ment of major leader ship milestones. The end state will be a judi ciously applied, merit based, more competi tive continuum of pay for our top Aviators from Department Head through post-Command er Command, said Baze. From Page 1 LCS From Page 1 Aviation Get In Ship Shape 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 sessions for patron convenience. 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 manage ment 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 session discusses a different topic every week to help with your weight loss management. The course begins with the orienta tion and registration process. The seven other objectives to be covered are: Healthy NutritionThis session reviews the basics of nutrition Tracking Your NutritionFocuses on healthy weight loo strategies 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 life style Psychology of Weight ManagementDiscussing factors that are common barriers to weight loss and techniques to overcome them. Bringing It All TogetherThe tools participants have gained from previous sessions are used to prepare for making healthy selections when shopping for groceries. Long Term SuccessLapse and relapse are defined and participants are given tis for continued weight loss and weight maintenance. Call 270-5251 for more informa tion.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 7 Continuing Promise Completes Mission Stop In Honduras By MC2 Kayla Cosby From CP-18 Public Affairs The Continuing Promise 2018 (CP18) team departed Honduras, March 26, after delivering humani tarian aid for the first mission stop of CP-18. Service members, along with members of nongovernment organi zations (NGO), provided medical assistance for local Hondurans at the Franklin D. Roosevelt School and in local hos pitals throughout Puerto Cortes and San Pedro Sula. I want to thank the Governor, Operation Blessing, the Honduran Navy and the various government organi zations to include the Franklin D. Roosevelt School and Martin Caraccioli, owner of property where our home has been while we have been here in Honduras, said Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 40 Capt. Angel Cruz at the CP-18 closing ceremony. This collaboration con tributed to a CP-18 mile stone of nearly 7,000 patients treated and over 40 surgeries performed at the Expeditionary Medical Unit. In addition, mul tiple trainings occurred between the Honduran general surgeons, gyne cologists and anes thesiologists and the Continuing Promise surgical team at the Dr. Mario Catarino Rivas North-Western National Hospital. The subject matter expert exchanges included observing sur gical procedures in the operating rooms and the clinical pre-operative areas. Many lives were changed during our time here in Honduras, said Cruz, a native of Miami, Florida. The impact goes both ways, as my life and the lives of my Sailors and Soldiers have changed for the better. We hope these friend ships will continue to grow and bear much fruit that will benefit both our countries. Furthermore, the CP-18 U.S. Army veteri narians and veterinary technicians provided services to 995 animals, including vitamin treat ments, rabies vaccina tions and 80 surgeries. U.S. Fleet Forces Band had 18 engagements at schools, hospitals and other venues, while com municating through music and boosting morale. In addition, three community rela tions projects were com pleted further assisting the people of Puerto Cortes. Also, the Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine team and medical subject experts worked in conjunction with local hospitals to include medical provid ers, nurses, bio-medical technicians and preven tive medicine techni cians. During the partnership exchanges, more than 120 topics were covered in over 375 hours includ ing infection control, community health, den tistry, womens health and disaster prepared ness. We could not have done our mission with out our Honduran part ners assistance, Cruz continued. By working together, we were able to exceed previous records in healthcare and subject matter expert exchang es. CP-18 will continue to the second mission stop of the deploy ment in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. -Photo by MC2 Kayla Cosby Honduran navy Rear Adm. Efrain Mann Hernandez, Commander of Naval Forces, visits with U.S. Navy Capt. Angel Cruz, commo dore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, during Continuing Promise 2018. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet has deployed a force to execute Continuing Promise to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. -Photo by MC1 Mike DiMestico Capt. Angel Cruz, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, and Cmdr. Mike Barna, Continuing Promise (CP) 2018's medical team lead, hand a Honduran woman her discharge papers at the medical site in Puerto Cortes on the first day of treatment.


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 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 18 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 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 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. 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. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. 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 register call 2706600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue. March 29, 2018 4:30-5:30 p.m. Car Buying Strategies, BLDG 1, RM 702 Feel like a win ner after the pur chase of your next car by developing the knowledge and skills that will empower you to research the purchase, ask the right questions 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). During Capstone, Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and the completion of CRS is veri fied and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). April 3, 9 a.m., SAAPM Proclamation Signing, BLDG 1, Quarterdeck April 4, 8 a.m.-Noon, SAPR VA Continuing Education, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Credentialed Victim Advocates must com plete 32 hours of refresher training every two years to maintain credentials and receive the latest SAPR Program updates. April 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tri-Base Job and Transition Expo, Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South Jacksonville, FL 32224-2620 Local and out of area employers, local community resources and a wide variety of schools and training programs will be rep resented. Events this day are at no cost and open to service members and their families. April 5, 8 a.m.-Noon, FAP Key Personnel Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This session is specifically designed for command leadership triads and others that support the commands Family Advocacy Program efforts. April 5, 11 a.m.-Noon, Renting, BLDG 1, RM 607 This interactive workshop is suitable for all potential renters. It is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time renters, and to serve as a refresh er for repeat renters. April 6, 10 a.m., CAPM Proclamation Signing, CDC April 9-13, 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 separating from comple tion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process. April 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Understanding Anger, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take con trol of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and produc tive at work and at home. April 10, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., EFMP Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607 Would you like general information about the EFM program and its benefits? Are you interested in learning about local commu nity resources for special needs families? Would you like to connect with other spe cial needs families? Are you looking for a comfortable environment to share resourc es and experiences with other special needs families? April 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SAAPM & CAPM Stand UP & Strike, Bowling Alley April 12, 11 a.m.-Noon, Gambling Awareness, BLDG 1, RM 607 FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families USO NEWS Healthy Women Support Group From FFSC Spring is right around the corner! Give yourself some time to regroup with a new group here at the Fleet and Family Support Center. Come join the Healthy Womens Support Group and develop a New Approach to life for women who want MORE!! Emotional Health, Healing and Empowerment, Healthy Women Support pro gram helps you to increase your selfesteem, get what you want and deserve thru effective communica tion techniques, take and find out your personal personality type with the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, learn how to set good boundaries with others, tips how to meet your career goals, how to be a SURVIVOR and flourish and much, much more!! Please join us every Thursday starting, April 26th 1:00 to 2:30, for 12 weeks here at Fleet and Family Support Center, Building 1. Call to sign up or for more information 904270-6600 ext. 1700.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 9 Navy Looking at Sleep, Decision-Making Links Office of Naval Research In the military, oper ational tempo is fast paced and the mission takes top priority, day or night. Such dedication, however, can cause sleep to become a lower prior ity and fatigue a danger ous reality. Loss of shut-eye is more than just an incon venience. It disrupts human circadian (24hour) rhythms, erodes physical and mental per formance, and dulls deci sion-making abilities. To address this, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global is spon soring new research by Professor Sean Drummond at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) in Australia. MICCN is dedicated to understand ing the brain and mind, including attention, memory and sleep. While there have been many studies of sleep loss on individual test subjects, Drummond will be the first to evalu ate how such deprivation affects peoples decisionmaking capabilities with in social and group set tings. From high op-tem po Navy special war fare missions, to Sailors on extended watch on ships, to long-duration flights or Marines in the ater, the issue of sleep loss is critical to the performance and wellbeing of our warfight ers, said ONR Global Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Quarderer. Professor Drummonds research will play a key role in understand ing and enhancing their endurance and combat effectiveness. Throughout the wak ing hours of participants sleep schedules, they will wear eye-tracking devic es to measure attention as they perform various tasks such as ignoring distractions while focus ing their gaze on moving images on a computer screen. Participants also will wear EEG (electro encephalogram) head sets to measure brain activity from the cerebral cortex, which is crucial to memory, attention and perception. Professor Drummonds team is taking a systematic approach to studying fatigue and circadian rhythm disruption, and how it impacts deci sion-making in com plex tasks, said Dr. Jason Wong, ONR Global science director. This research will pro vide insight that can be applied by our Sailors and Marines, who often have to work long hours in less-than-optimal sleep environments, and we expect it will improve their cognitive and phys ical health. During the last night of participants sleep sched ules, they will awaken and perform collective exercises analyzing how effectively and quickly they decide things. These include reaching a con sensus after reviewing several vital pieces of information and outlin ing the reasoning pro cess behind such deci sions. Such experiments will allow us to compare decision-making abili ties after a well-rested state and after sleep disruption and circa dian misalignment, said Drummond. This is important because during military engage ments you must make fast decisions deploying resources, reacting to the enemy at all hours of the day, while processing information from many sources. Marine Barbers Maintain Units Grooming Standards While Deployed USS New York When it comes to being deployed at sea in a 684 foot-long, 24,900 ton machine known as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), the last thing service members might think about are haircuts. But for two Marines, grooming is their main mission. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tio Viel and Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Gomez, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 (VMM 162) Reinforced (REIN), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), have been cut ting hair since Oct. 2017, when the unit was assist ing in hurricane relief efforts in Key West, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico in support of Defense Support to Civil Authorities. I volunteered for this, said Viel, a lowaltitude air defense (LAAD) gunner with the unit. My unit needed to give up Marines for ships tax, and I raised my hand. I was excited for barber duty, it was an opportunity to learn a new skill. I was nervous my first time giving a haircut, but after a week of cutting hair and learn ing from my mistakes, I started to be proficient at it. Ships tax is a collater al duty in which Marines and Sailors are selected for services in order to maintain daily functions aboard the ship, such as cooking food, cleaning dishes, ship store ser vices, and cutting hair for a period of a month. For Viel and Gomez, theyve performed so well as barbers, theyve performed above and beyond the normal call of duty for ships tax. I usually get my hair cut from Gomez, he always gives me a fresh fade, said Sgt. Thomas Abadie, a military police man with the 26th MEU. I trust him with my haircuts because I know he has gained experience over the past couple of months, both of them put in a lot of work and dedication to what they do. While a necessary duty for Marines and Sailors aboard naval ships, ships tax isnt always a sought out job. I wasnt looking for ward to ships tax, said Gomez, a helicopter air frame mechanic with VMM 162. A couple of the Marines from my unit got selected for ships tax and to decide which one of us got bar ber, we played a game of nose goes and I lost. I thought it was going to suck but it isnt so bad. I put on my music while I cut and ask everyone how their day is going, I really like it now. Now, Gomez and Viel are deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of opera tions and continue to give haircuts in order to maintain grooming stan dards for the crew while aboard the ship. Being on a deploy ment is different, Im grateful to be here, said Viel. I pretty much know everyone at this point. Gomez and I give about 50 haircuts a day, and together we have given about 2,000 hair cuts. Gomez and Veil man age to maintain two jobs while deployed. Using time management skills and proper planning, they manage to help the unit in more ways than one as barbers by day and LAAD gunner or air frame mechanic by night. Even the smallest jobs aboard the ship can have a significant impact on the mission regardless of what the job entails, said Gomez. There is always something to do. When Im not cutting hair, Im working with my unit and help them maintain some of the aircraft, or participate in some of the training they offer us. At the end of the day once the hair has been swept and the clippers stop buzzing, Gomez and Veil open a green record book sitting on the edge of the table and count the number haircuts theyve given, and read the comments they leave behind, Great job! Thank you for the cut, definitely coming back! Marine Lance Cpl. Tio Viel, a low altitude air defense gunner assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 Reinforced (REIN), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), gives a haircut to a Marine assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th MEU. -Photos by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Gomez, a helicopter airframe mechanic assigned with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 Reinforced (REIN), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), speaks about how he gained experience cutting hair aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) March 9, 2018. Marines and Sailors aboard the ship take collateral duties to maintain daily functions such as cooking food, sanitation, ship store services and cutting hair to strengthen unit cohesion and readiness while deployed in U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 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 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+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. 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. April 8: The Catty Shack Ranch. 5:30 p.m. You will go on a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Tickets are $13.50 and can be purchased at Tickets and Travel. Sign up by April 6. Transportation is provid ed by the Liberty Center. All hands welcome. April 9: How to use the MWR Digital Library 24/7/365. 4 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon. FREE. All hands welcome. Sign up by Feb. 11. We will assist you with logging on to the Digital Library for the first time and will help you navigate the pro gram. Digital customers enjoy e-books and audio books, foreign language learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and professional and rec reational reading. 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. May 16: Customer Appreciation Day. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center. Join us for free automotive electrical system tests and giveaways. We will have factory reps on site to answer all your ques tions. Plus, free food! 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 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. April 20: 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! The par ticipant with the most accumulated points in all three areas will be the champion of their divi sion. 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. MWR Child and Youth Programs Become a Child Development Home Provider. The Child Development Home (CDH) Program is an extension of the Child Development Center Program. CDHs are independent business enterprises operated by Navy certified mili tary family members in their own homes. The CDH program allows young children to receive the same early start in learning just as the CDC provides. For informa tion on how to become a CDH Provider please call the Child Development Center at 904-270-7740. 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 Program can participate. Space is lim ited, sign up today! April 21: Parent and Child Master BuildOff. 1 4 p.m. at the Youth Activities Center. Are you a true Master Builder? Kids can team up with a parent or adult to construct the Lego creation of their dreams! The top Master Builder will receive a ticket to Legoland, Florida. 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 for Month of the Military Child! We will have a superhero party. Children ages 6 12 and who are enrolled in our youth Activities Program can participate. Space is limited, sign up today! April 27: 2018 Teen Lock-In. 7:30 p.m. 7 a.m. Teens ages 13 and older must provide a permission slip and be enrolled in our program to participate. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Space is limited so sign up soon. June 4 August 10: Summer Camp 5:30 a.m. 7 p.m. at the Youth Activities Center. Are you ready for Summer? Parents can request care at mili Meals and snacks are provided. Open to children ages 6 (if attending kindergar ten in the 2017/2018 school year) to 12 years old.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, March 29, 2018 11 ***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 29: Easter Egg Scramble. 8:30 p.m. Join the Liberty Center in their Easter celebration. The after dark Easter egg hunt, prizes, free food, fun starts at 8:30 p.m. (Liberty Patrons only) ***Ask us about our White Water Rafting Trip coming in May! April 1: Paintball. Join the Liberty Center and GTF Paintball for a day of epic battles. Trip includes transportation. Van departs the Liberty Center at 9am. No gear, no problem! GTF offers all of your paintball equipment, safety gear, field fees and 500 mark ers for only $15 (pay at GTF). (All hands wel come, 18+). Sign up by March 30. April 4: Bowling Clinic. 5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Do you need a little help on your game? Are you a little rusty? Join the Liberty Center for 3 FREE games of bowl ing at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is April 3. (Liberty Patrons only) April 6: Town Center or Walmart Trip. Need a ride? Join us for a trip to the Town Center or Walmart. Van departs the Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. April 13: 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 commu nity. You will help ensure high-quality, safe food is being distributed to clients by working with teams to inspect, cat egorize and package food items. Van departs at 11:30 a.m from the Liberty Center. Please sign up by April 11. All hands welcome! April 13: Movie Trip. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. April 15: Paintball. Join the Liberty Center and GTF Paintball for a day of epic battles. Trip includes transportation. Van departs the Liberty Center at 9am. No gear, no problem! GTF offers all of your paintball equipment, safety gear, field fees and 500 mark ers for only $15 (pay at GTF). (All hands wel come, 18+). Sign up by April 13. April 18: Bowling Clinic. 5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Do you need a little help on your game? Are you a little rusty? Join the Liberty Center for 3 FREE games of bowling at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is April 17. (Liberty Patrons only) April 20: Town Center or Walmart Trip. Need a ride? Join us for a trip to the Town Center or Walmart. Van departs the Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. April 22: Daytona Flea Market Trip. Van departs for the market at 9 a.m. The transporta tion is FREE and open to Liberty patrons only. Sign up at the Liberty Center by April 19. April 23: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Tell us what you want to see on the calendar. April 26: 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. April 27: Movie Trip. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. April 28: St. Augustine Day Trip. Van departs for St. Augustine at 9 a.m. The transportation is FREE and open to Liberty patrons only. Sign up at the Liberty Center by April 26. May 4 6: Camping at Fort Caroline. Join Liberty for camping! The cost is $25 and includes camping, food and equipment. Trip departs at 4 p.m. Sign up at the Liberty Center. Liberty Patrons only. June 23 24: White Water Rafting. Join Liberty for our White Water Rafting trip! Stay tuned! More details com ing soon! MWR Fitness, Sports Programs Heat Up Aquatics Family Swim. Saturdays 12 2 p.m. FREE. Family Swim is a great way for chil dren and their families to spend a morning in our indoor pool. Mayport Swim Club. Open hours at the Natatorium. FREE. Build up your car dio strength and endurance while earning great incen tives. Swimmers can track their mileage in our binder on the pool deck. Awards will be given at 50 miles, 100 miles, 200 miles, 300 miles, 400 miles and 500 miles intervals. 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 program that meets the needs of all swimmers from begin ners to former Olympians. Our workouts are designed to help each swimmer met their individual goals ranging from improving their swimming skills, learning new strokes, prepping for the Navy PFA, qualifying for special warfare programs, getting ready for swimming competitions and Triathlons or just to add vari ety to their workout regimen. 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 high-energy, 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 speaker 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 athletes 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. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins May 9 and ends July 12. Spend Your Liberty At Mayport Liberty Center


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