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Mirror (Mayport, FL)

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Road Closure April 7 New Maine Street will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Bravo Pier for maintenance. Happy Birthday CPOS! Chiefs Kick Off Heritage Week Page 8 USS Hue City Rescues Mariners Page 7 -Photo by Bill Austin NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. David Yoder, and Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, are flanked by active duty and civilian Sexual Assault and Prevent Response (SAPR) advocates during a proclamation signing on March 30 declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at NS Mayport. Navy Observes Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month From Navy Office of Information Throughout April, the Navy joins the nation in observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). This years theme, Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission, established by the DoD Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Office contin ues to reinforce the idea that our people are our most important strategic resource and that opera tional success depends on supporting our per sonnel, protecting our shipmates, and safe guarding team cohesion. Sexual assault is a cancer effecting unit cohesion and lethal ity, said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. The Department of the Navy has come a long way in addressing sexual assault, but until we get to zero, there is still work to be done. My commit ment is enduring and fundamental, and my position of intolerance for sexual assault any where is unequivocal. Tolerating toxic behaviors within our ranks impedes our abil ity to fight and win wars by eroding trust and degrading individuals who contribute to the mission. This aware ness month is designed to enhance year-round efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault Show Your Funny By Terra Downey MWR Mayport Marketing Technician Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) will host Bogeys Comedy Night for free on Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at Bogeys Restaurant at Windy Harbor Golf Club. The featured guest is comedian Dean Napolitano with comedian Ralph Ellis also appearing. Dinner will be available from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Auditions to open for Bogeys Comedy Night are available to all active duty personnel and will be held on April 13 at 4 p.m. at Bogeys Restaurant. MWR has been hosting Comedy Night since Bogeys Restaurant at the Windy Harbor Golf Club opened in 1996. Providing evening enter tainment like Bogeys Comedy Night on Naval Station Mayport has been a long-time goal of MWR Business Activity Manager, Jon Fine. Ive always had a passion for comedy and entertainment, Fine explained. In fact, I want ed to be a comedian and a writer for SNL. Dean Napolitano will headline the event and is known for his observational humor. He has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has made people laugh at the Improv in LA, Orlando, and Ontario. He co-starred in the televi sion series What About Brian, The Shield and Las Vegas. Appearing with Napolitano this year will be comedian Ralph Ellis who is a Petty Officer 1st Class (Ret.). He participated in the Funniest Man in Texas Competition and Evening at Improv by Comedy Central. He is known for doing hilari ous impressions of Rodney Dangerfield, Dave Chappelle, and George W. Bush. We are encouraging active duty to audition to be the opening act, Fine concluded. We have had talented personnel perform in the past and we would love to have active duty perform at Bogeys Comedy Night this year. Bogeys Comedy Night is free but reservations are required by calling Bogeys Restaurant at 904-270-5143. CDS 40/4th Fleet Bring Relief -Photo by MC2 Kayla Cosby Honduran locals sing "Happy Birthday" to Chaplain Michael Vitcavich at the city's landfill 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, train ing engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. See Page 9. See SAPR, Page 6

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 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: mayportmirror@comcast.net CO Actionline: 270-5589 or 1-800-270-6307 This DoD newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Mirror are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy. Published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The appear ance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy or The Florida Times-Union, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Public Affairs Office. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher. Inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to: 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 See Tutor, Page 3 Free Tutoring Resource! Did you know there is a free tutoring resource for active duty military and their children? Tutor.com/military offers help with home work, studying, and test preparation in more than 16 subjects from elemen tary math to physics. All military dependent students (of active duty military) worldwide can use the program, regard less of where they attend school. If your child has become bogged down in a particular course and nothing you pro vide seems to help, try Tutor.com/military Navy service members and their children have FREE, unlimited access to online tutoring from Tutor.com/military. Expert tutors help stu dents of all agesfrom K-12 to college to adult learnersone-to-one in math, science, social studies and English, as well as with resume writ ing, and interview prepa ration. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever a student needs help, he will just enter the question and will be connected to a tutor in an interac tive online classroom and work one-to-one in math, science, social studies, and English until the problem is solved. All tutors are screened, certified and background-checked. All sessions are recorded and reviewed for quality control. This program is pro vided by the Department of Defense. Authorized patrons include U.S. active duty military service members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard per sonnel on active duty in a deployed status, and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their dependents. To access the program, login to Tutor.com/ military Authorized users will then follow instructions on the Web site for password and login information. This is also about this time in the school year that the pressure to get high marks on exams kicks in. Students who become nervous before a test should be encour aged to try the following tips and strategies for keeping anxiety down and energy up for the next big exam. more stressed out than before. Studying is more effective if done in small doses over several days. Make up prac tice questions or take practice 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. Get a good nights sleep: Lack of sleep contributes heavily to anxiety. 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 problem-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 surprises (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. Answer easy ques tions first: Getting the easier questions out of the way builds self-con fidence and allows your child the time to focus more clearly on the hard er questions. Organize thoughts before writ ing: Students who organize their writing 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 positive ly: Negative thoughts during 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 concentrate on the test! KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Our Victory At Easter Is Defeating Sin A few years ago I had the opportunity to take my family to the Centennial of Naval Aviation Celebration. One of the things I enjoyed the most was being able to watch the F4U Corsair demo. As a child I remember watching Baa Baa Black Sheep and building Corsair models that hung from my bedroom ceil ing, but seeing it fly in person was quite thrill ing. As I observed how fast and furious it was, I began to envision what it must have been like during World War II to see these planes tak ing control of the skies. I can certainly see why Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II (Jablonski, Edward. Airwar New York: Doubleday & Co., 1979, p. 171). The F4U claimed over 2,140 air combat victories during that time. In the Christian faith this time of year, we cel ebrate a victory of a dif ferent kind. The Christian Scripture tells us that sin has separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2). While we were still in sin, God demonstrated His love toward us by giving His Son, Jesus Christ, to take our sin and punishment upon Himself when He was crucified (Romans 3:23; 5:8; Isaiah 53:46). In doing so, He victori ously defeated sin. The Apostle Paul described this victory when he said, We know that our old sinful selves were cruci fied with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin (Romans 6:6). On the third day, Christ defeated death by com ing alive again. When our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: Death is swallowed up in vic tory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:55). It is because Christ died and rose again that we can have hope of salva tion after this life if we put our faith and trust in Him alone. So in the midst of Easter egg hunts and parties, dont forget to celebrate the true significance of the holiday. Celebrate the God given victory that has been offered to us all. CHAPLAINS CORNER Chaplain David Martin CNSS 14 Chaplain Center Yellow Ribbon Program Helps Families Yellow-Bellied Over Tuition Reality has set in. Theres no turning back. The kids are going off to college. And someone has to pay for it. It all seemed like a dis tant dream last fall when we signed up for campus tours. Sure, we can visit that private university that costs $68,000 per year, we said, believing that something would inter vene financial aid, scholarships, public out cry, a Martian invasion, the Tooth Fairy to make college affordable. Back then, high school graduation was so far off, we didnt need to think it all through. Somehow, it would all work out. In the meantime, col lege counselors encour aged our kids to explore their educational dreams regardless of the price, as if military families had unlimited budgets. And as if taking out massive student loans wouldnt translate into our kids living in our basements until they reach their thirties. Now, here we are in April. The month when high school seniors sort through their acceptance letters, revisit colleges, and make their choice. And we, the parents, are hyperventilating into paper bags because we know the bills are com ing. But put down those smelling salts, because the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program can make college afford able for military families. Legend has it that one night at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., American Legion commander Harry Colmery scribbled an idea on a napkin for mil itary veterans returning from WWII to receive federal unemployment pay, educational ben efits, and loans to buy property to help them adjust after service. That idea eventually became the Servicemens Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill of Rights, which was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on June 22, 1944. The Bill saw many revisions over the decades, most notably the 1984 Montgomery GI Bill which added an opt-in program for new recruits, and the 2008 Post 9/11 GI Bill which offered veterans serving on or after September 11, 2001 the ability to trans fer unused educational benefits to family mem bers. This expansion also added the Yellow Ribbon Program which allows schools to voluntarily fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institu tion. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institu tion. (See https://www. benefits.va.gov/gibill/ yellow_ribbon/yellow_ ribbon_info_schools. asp .) And finally, the Harry W. Colmery (the nap kin scribbler) Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, known as the Forever GI Bill, which eliminates the 15-year limit on using benefits for recent enlist ees, offers extra money for those pursuing STEM degrees, and includes reservists, surviving dependents, and Purple Heart recipients. Today, the GI Bill cov ers about $22,800 annu al tuition plus housing and books for four years. This amount is based on average in-state tuition, but it doesnt cover all costs at many pricey uni versities today, which is why the Yellow Ribbon Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE See Ribbon, Page 3

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 3 Using these tips wont necessarily keep anxiety away completely. However, practicing these techniques can give your child the right skills to manage test stress when it does happen. So hopefully a combination of tutoring through Tutor.com and these test tips will help your child achieve success and readily promote to the next grade. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feedback about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@ navy.mil 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. Program is used as a sup plement. When our first child, Hayden was searching for colleges back in 2014, we limited his search to in-state schools and schools that participat ed in the Yellow Ribbon Program. By searching the state-by-state list of Yellow Ribbon partici pating schools on the VA website (https://www. benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/ yellow_ribbon/yrp_ list_2017.asp), Hayden compiled a long list of schools that we could afford using most of my husbands transferred GI Bill benefits. Thanks to these pro grams, Hayden will grad uate from a top-notch research institution in May with a well-paid job as a software engineer, no significant student loans, and no plans to live in our basement until his thirties. We consid ered telling our second child, Anna, that that she was limited to what was in the change jar on the kitchen counter, but luckily, she was offered a competitive financial aid package from her uni versity. And as for Lilly, our high school senior who has her heart set on another leafy upstate pri vate college, we still have enough GI Bill benefits left to cover one year of tuition, housing and books. After that, we may need those smelling salts. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota toesoflife.com [For a fact sheet about the GI Bill, see https://benefits.va.gov/ GIBILL/docs/factsheets/ ForeverGIBillFactSheet. pdf, and for a pam phlet about the Yellow Ribbon Program, see https://www.benefits. va.gov/gibill/docs/pam phlets/Yellow_Ribbon_ Pamphlet.pdf.] From Page 2 Ribbon Mayport Sailor Of The Week BM3 Jerry Paul BM3 Jerry Paul is responsible for the main tenance and upkeep of all Port Operations Oil Spill equipment. He has completed more than 75 maintenance checks ensuring the readiness of all oil spill response kits, permanent oil exclusion boom, and oil spill response trailers. His efforts have helped to ensure that Naval Station Mayport main tains 100% readiness to respond to any oil spill incidents within its area of responsibility BM3 Paul completed his coxswain qualifi cations in just three months. He has been essential to more than 100 small boat evolu tions with zero safety discrepancies. Paul is a junior mem ber of the Mayport Command Fitness Leaders. He has lead 5 sessions of the com mands Fitness Enhancement Program, motivating 25 sailors to improve their physical fitness. BM3 Paul has estab lished himself as a moti vated, charismatic, and resourceful sailor. He inspires his peers to bet ter perform daily tasks with his positive attitude and determined resolve. In the several months since his check-in, BM3 Paul has proven to be a vital asset of the Port Operations Team. From Page 2 Tutor Will Your Cupcakes Take This Years Prize? From NEX Mayport The NEX would like to invite all commands, groups or departments on base to compete in the 8 th annual Command Cupcake Wars to be held in mall of the Main NEX on April 27, 2018. This event is opened to all departments and tenant commands based at Mayport. This also includes Family Readiness Groups. More than 1 department from the same command can enter, such as 2 different squadrons or a ship and their FRG. Judging will begin at noon and you may start setting up at 11. A panel of 5 judges will select the best 3 cupcakes based on taste, creatively and table presentation. The NEX will award 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd place prizes to the winners. 1 st prize $250 gift card 2 nd prize $100 gift cards 3 rd prize $50 gift card Each group that enters the contest will receive a certificate from the NEX that they can use at a later date for up to 5% off their total purchase for their Christmas party or other function (up to $250 discount. Some exclusions apply). In addition to competing for the best cupcake on base, each department or command may use this opportunity to raise funds by selling their cupcakes and other baked goods to customers. Each group will determine what price they want to sell their product for. For those who wish to enter, please contact Pam Haley at pamela.haley@nexweb.org prior to April 16, 2018.

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 By MC3 Joe J. Cardona Gonzalez USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs Fifty-eight Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) were baptized in the Jordan River dur ing a port visit to Haifa, Israel, March 17, 2018. The turnout we had for it was fantastic, said Cmdr. Paul Tremblay, the chaplain aboard Iwo Jima. I think everyone involved had an experience theyll never forget. It felt humbling and it felt quiet, said Fire Controlman 1st Class Jason Pugh, who was baptized during the trip. The Jordan River spans 156 miles, running roughly north to south of Israel and traversing the Galilee Sea and Dead Sea. The Bible states it is where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and for many, is a site of religious pilgrimage. Prior to being baptized, the participating Sailors and Marines had to complete a short course and speak with a chaplain. We wanted to ensure that the Sailors and Marines who were participating understood the sanctity of the event. So, we required a one-hour baptism class and each of the baptismal candidates had to meet with a chaplain on a one-on-one basis as well. This gave us the opportunity to educate them on the actual bap tism, on how the event would go and hear their story as to why they wanted to be baptized and learn about their spirituality, said Tremblay. The tour allowed them to also visit the Sea of Galilee and the Chapel of St. Joseph. It wasnt like a normal tour where you just sit back and passively observe a couple things. It was as if I were part of something greater than myself, said Pugh. Tremblay said it was fortunate that he and the Sailors and Marines could participate in such a unique opportunity. It was significant and a lot of fun. Every one of the Sailors and Marines that I interviewed were very transparent; they were very open and honest about their faith. It really was a privilege, said Tremblay. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is con ducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled deploy ment. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group embarks the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and includes Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 8 and FST-4, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group (NGB) 2 and the embarked staff of commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4. Iwo Jima Sailors, 26th MEU Marines Baptized In Jordan River Iwo Jima ARG Continues Mission -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman Damage Controlman 2nd Class Robert Gaynor, right, gives damage control training aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) March 25, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Sailors and Marines assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit attend a Palm Sunday service in the ships chapel March 25, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Sailors train how to combat a fire aboard a landing craft, air cushion in the well deck of the San Antonioclass amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) March 22, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 5 Iwo Jima, 26th MEU Plant Seeds Of Friendship In Cyprus By MC1 David Holmes USS Iwo Jima Public Affairs Thirty Sailors and Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited the Agios Stephanos Foundation as part of a community relations (COMREL) event in Limassol, Cyprus, March 20, 2018. The Agios Stephanos Foundation provides housing and care for disabled adults. Service members spent their time at the foundation meeting residents and working together with staff members to refur bish a garden by remov ing debris, trimming greenery, and planting new trees. Emily Andreou, deputy manager for the Agios Stephanos Foundation said residents were excit ed, because theyd never been visited by American military members before. She also said residents use the garden often to relax, so the improve ments will make the area even more enjoyable. For many of our Sailors and Marines this was their first opportu nity to engage with a for eign culture in this man ner, said Cmdr. Paul Tremblay, a chaplain aboard Iwo Jima. Tremblay said COMRELs present a unique opportunity for Sailors and Marines to interact with the local population and create positive memories they wouldnt normally get to experience. Some Sailors make volunteering for a COMREL a priority in each country they visit. Ive been deployed before and have seen many foreign countries, said Fire Controlman 1 st Class Jason Pugh, a COMREL participant. I would much rather help out the community and see the country from the ground level. Id do a volunteer opportunity every day in port for the remainder of the deploy ment if theyre avail able. COMRELs strengthen international relation ships and promote good will through positive, personal engagements. U.S. embassies, such as the one in Nicosia, Cyprus, play a key role in coordinating events like these that leave lasting, shared experiences with visiting service members and local communities. Iwo Jima, the com mand ship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and home ported in Mayport, Florida, visited Limassol, Cyprus, as part of a scheduled port visit and is conducting naval oper ations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th MEU and includes the Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the amphibious dock land ing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 8 and FST-4, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group (NBG) 2 and the embarked staff of commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Capt. Darrell Canady, executive officer of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, and members of the multicultural heritage committee cut a cake during a Women's History Month celebration on the ships mess decks, March 28, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of naviga tion and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman Chief Navy Counselor James O'Brien administers a career development training course in the chapel aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 28, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Seaman Chanel Mccray, from Newark, New Jersey, scrubs the deck of the focsle aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) March 24, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of opera tions. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Sailors and Marines hold hands as a demonstration during a Women's History Month celebration on the mess decks of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 28, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Logistics Specialist 1st Class Toni Acid gives a speech during a Women's History Month celebration on the mess decks of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), March 28, 2018.

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6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 and ensure all Sailors are treated with dignity and respect. On our One Navy team, we are dedicated to achieving our best possible performance we go to our limits. There are no bystand ers on our team. On our team, we drive sexual assault to zero, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. Sexual assault is a toxic behav ior that weakens our team and therefore helps the enemy. On our team, we all build strength and toughness to defeat our enemies. Unit leaders leading petty officers, chiefs, junior officers are especially important here its why you joined the Navy. No bystanders. Destroy our enemies, not ourselves. End sexual assault. SAAPM provides the Navy with the oppor tunity to highlight pro grams and initiatives that educate Sailors, sup port victims, and encour age shipmates to take an active role in preventing, reporting, and eliminat ing sexual assault in the force. Sexual harassment and assault, in person or online, violates the Navys core values and is not tolerated. There is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and Marine Corps, said Ms. Jill V. Loftus, Director of the Navys Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. We need to be there to instinctively step in when necessary and support those who have been victimized. We must do our part to fos ter a culture based on respect and professional ism. In an effort to elimi nate instances of sexual assault, Navy leader ship has issued guidance on online misconduct, established counselors within the Fleet in addi tion to family support centers, improved per sonnel management pro cesses to better respond to occurrences of sexu al assault, encouraged bystander intervention, and leveraged technolo gy to remove stigma and barriers associated with seeking help following a sexual assault. Were looking at new ways to convey the mes sage, Loftus contin ued. Were developing preplanned response cards for junior leaders, we have worked on a graphic novel, and were looking at training uti lizing avatars. There are a lot of new and inno vative methods that were exploring that will engage Sailors and keep them engaged. The Navys Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) pro gram falls under the pur view of the 21st Century Sailor office, which exists to provide Sailors and their families with resources, training, and skills to overcome adver sity and improve well ness. For more informa tion on SAAPM, includ ing more information on how to prevent and report sexual assault, go to www.navy.mil/saapm. 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. April 5, 8 a.m.-Noon, FAP Key Personnel Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This session is specifi cally designed for com mand 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 work shop is suitable for all potential renters. It is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time rent ers, and to serve as a refresher for repeat rent ers. 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 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. April 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Understanding Anger, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home. April 10, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., EFMP Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607 Would you like gen eral information about the EFM program and its benefits? Are you interested in learning about local community resources for special needs families? Would you like to connect with other special needs fami lies? Are you looking for a comfortable environ ment to share resources and experiences with other special needs fami lies? April 11, 11 a.m.1 p.m., SAAPM & CAPM Stand UP & Strike, Bowling Alley In support of Sexual Assault Prevention Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, join us as we stand up and strike down sexual assault and child abuse. April 12, 11 a.m.Noon, Gambling Awareness, BLDG 1, RM 607 Participants will com plete a self-assessment of their gambling hab its and learn about the warning signs of prob lem behavior. April 12, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Spring Tea for Expectant Mothers, BLDG 1, Stark Memorial Classroom We are honoring our expectant moms in recognition of Aprils Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come and enjoy to hours of pampering, good food, and company. April 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., FRG Leadership Training, BLDG 1, RM 702 Training customized to fit your FRG, whether the command is starting a group or re-energizing an existing group. April 16-17, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m., Technical Track, BLDG 1, RM 1616 FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families 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. From Page 1 SAPR NEX Mayport Sells NMCRS Benefit Coupon From TRICARE From March 22 April 22, 2018, customers at select NEXs will be able to take advantage of a great sale event and sup port the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 benefit coupon. This coupon entitles custom ers to specific percentoff discounts applied to a one-time NEX pur chase from April 20 22, 2018. The entire $5 donation will be passed onto NMCRS on behalf of NEX customers. 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 coupon sale to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society sup ports the Societys inter est-free loans and grants for Sailors and Marines in need, and allows Navy and Marine Corps families to enjoy sig nificant 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.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 7 By Ensign Nicholas Vandiver USS Hu City (CG 66) Public Affairs Officer Guided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) rescued three fish ermen March 27 off the coast of Georgia At approximately 4:00 a.m. Hu City was noti fied by the U.S. Coast Guard and USS Mitscher (DDG 57) that a small craft in their vicinity had issued a distress signal and needed assistance. Hu City Commanding Officer, Capt. Jake Douglas, and the ships crew turned to the last known position of the distressed vessel, fish ing vessel Barbara Lynn, and began the search. Approximately 20 min utes later, the cruisers lookout spotted the flashing strobe light of the life raft and its three passengers Hu City deployed their Search and Rescue Swimmer, Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Nathan Andrade, who swam to the life raft and assisted in attach ing the rescue harness to each passenger. The ship recovered survivors using medical litters and a rescue davit. Two hours after receiv ing the distress call, all three passengers were aboard Hu City with no significant injuries. Following the rescue, the recovered person nel were transferred by an embarked heli copter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for further assessment and treat ment. The Hue City team did a great job this morning, said Douglas. They showed their excellence in seaman ship and exemplified the Navy Core Values. We are glad to have been able to assist fellow mar iners at sea. Hu City is underway supporting Carrier Strike Group 4 Task Force Exercise 18-2. USS Hue City Rescues Distressed Mariners Off Georgia Coast Get In Ship Shape For 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 strat egies and reviews fad diets Physical ActivityBehavioral strategies are developed to initiate and maintain an exercise program. Your Nutrition EnvironmentThe focus is on strategies for fit ting 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.

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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Happy Birthday 125th Chiefs! -Photos by MC2 Megan Anuci Naval Station Mayport Chief Petty Officers observe morning colors to kick off CPO Heritage Week on April 2. Above left, NS Mayport Command Master Chief Bill Houlihan stands with chiefs as they wait for morning colors. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! www.mayportmirror.com A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service. 800-822-6344 stjude.orgSt. Jude patient Natalie with her dad Mike, Technical Sergeant in the Air ForceFinding cures. Saving children.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 9 Sailors Employ Preventive Medicine to Save Lives in Honduras By MC2 Brianna K. Green U.S. Southern Command The ability to shower in a remote campground, or shave every morn ing in a plastic storage container or walk on dry sand because of proper drainage are all luxu ries made possible by the Continuing Promise 2018 Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit 2. Public health is an essential part of daily life, in and out of the military. Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2 performs many tasks to help protect sailors, soldiers and the local community during CP18. Team Effort Public health is a critical part of any mis sion, because if troops are sick, they can not complete the mis sion, said Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Adriane Weldon, a hospital corpsman assigned to NEPMU 2 in Norfolk, Virginia. Educating the public really does help lessen the transmission and spread of diseases, as well as build a bond between nations. Public health covers a wide range of necessities such as water purifica tion, epidemiology, para sitology, food-borne ill nesses and berthing and food inspections. This is really a team effort here, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Amy Rogers, officer in charge of the Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit. We have a physi cian, an entomologist, environmental health officer and three preven tative medicine techni cians. The team began their mission in Honduras by coordinating meet ings with local hospitals. Then, they gathered a list of needs and organized training events accord ingly. Rogers explained the impact is on more than one or two patients, its about the larger popula tion and sustaining pre ventive measures such as the use of bug spray or proper hand-washing and sanitation measures. Stopping Mosquitoes, Disease The team hosted an interactive table with microscopes and speci mens such as a scorpion, mosquitoes and house flies. They went a step further and explained how children can mini mize standing water, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Furthermore, during black-flag weather con ditions, the team set up two BG-Sentinel mosqui to traps around an open grass field behind the Franklin D. Roosevelt School in Puerto Cortes to trap day-biting mos quitoes. Day-biting mosqui toes spread many of the epidemic diseases we are trying to prevent, Weldon said. This area is a great place to catch mosquitoes because the temperature, climate and extended period of time that its warm. Mosquitoes have a hard time flying against the wind, so the traps consist of a fan and catch net. The bait is a clear tube filled with small blue pebbles made of human hormone deriva tives and scents, which mosquitoes cannot resist. Once they enter the trap to explore the scent, they are unable to fly out against the fan. Once we catch the mosquitoes, we usually freeze them, Weldon said. We then identify the females by species so we can determine if theyre carrying any dis eases. Weldon went on to say that this area is very high in malaria and Zika, [so] testing here provides a great deal of valuable knowledge that helps the team educate the public on how to minimize the risk of transmission. A lot of our job is learning and sharing that knowledge with the host nation, Rogers said. Thats why its so great having a team with all different specialties, so we can communi cate things from disas ter response to mosquito safety and preventive measures. Members of the Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit are truly the unsung heroes of any mis sion theyre on. They are often hard to find, spending their time exploring the tall grasses and reeds of Honduras to seek out the creatures that most people avoid. They are the first line of defense between people and the dangers of the natural world around them. -Photo by MC2 Brianna K. Green Lt. Marcus McDonough and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adrian Weldon, assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Unit Two, prepare a BG-Sentinel mosquito trap outside the Franklin D. Roosevelt School 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 medi cal, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and com mitment to Central and South America. rf -Photo by MC2 Kayla Cosby Cmdr. Jeanne Lewandowski, right, speaks with first lady of Honduras Ana Garcia Hernandez and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Brian Nichols at the Expeditionary Medical Unit in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, during Continuing Promise 2018. Capt. Angel Cuz, com modore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, hands a pack age of toilet paper to a Honduran girl at the Franklin D. Roosevelt School in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, during Continuing Promise (CP) 2018. -Photo by MC1 Mike DiMestico

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10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 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 infor mation about our pro grams can be found at www.navymwrmayport. com, on www.facebook. com/mwrmayport, or by calling 904-270-5228. Community Recreation 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. April 13: Audition for Bogeys Comedy Night. 4 p.m. Want to be a comedian? Audition to be the opening act! We will be holding auditions on April 13 at 4 p.m. at Bogeys. Auditionees will have 90 seconds to impress! Open to all active duty. April 13: Mayport Movies: Sing (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 14: Movies at Mayport: Strong (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 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 19: Spring Embroidery. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Embroider your own spring towel with a design of your choos ing. This class includes professional instruction and supplies. Open to all MWR patrons 14+. Tickets are $18 per per son and available for pur chase from the Tickets & Travel before April 17. Space is limited, hurry and get your tickets now! Auto Skills Center April Special: 10% off alignment. 10% off A/C gauges and vacuum pump. 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, paddleboards, 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 keeping your catch. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by April 10. All skill levels are wel come! *A Shore Fishing License is required from the state of Florida. The license can be obtained for free from the local tax collectors office or can be purchased for a small fee online at myFWC. com. May 5 6. Family Camping Trip at Ft. Clinch. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by April 30. Stay tuned! More details coming soon! 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 dou ble payouts on all hard cards, specials and warm ups. We will also have a gift table with fabulous prizes and a potluck. 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 experience? 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 bowl ing with shoe rental and kids meal for $11.75 per child. Bowling Package: Includes 2 hours of bowl ing 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 environment and make your afternoon more enjoyable. 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 provide 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 avail able). Electric cart rental is available at $8. 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. 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 bowl ing 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. Spend Liberty With MWR

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 5, 2018 11 Fitness, Sports Programs Available 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 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 pro gram that meets the needs of all swimmers from beginners to former Olympians. Our work outs are designed to help each swimmer met their individual goals rang ing from improving their swimming skills, learn ing new strokes, prep ping for the Navy PFA, qualifying for special warfare programs, get ting ready for swim ming competitions and Triathlons or just to add variety to their workout regimen. April 9 19: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course. Mondays and Thursdays April 9 19 from 4:30 p.m. 9 p.m. and Friday, April 14 from 8 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Cost is $195.00 military and $250 non-military. Candidates must prequalify before making payment. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and complete 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke, 15 yards of butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, and float on their back (supine position) for 1 minute. Proof of age required. For additional information please call (904) 270-3275 /3276. 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! May 5: Windy Harbor 5K. 8 a.m. at Windy Harbor Golf Club. Tee off your day with a run across Windy Harbor Golf Course! The 5K course starts at 8 a.m. and 1-Mile Kids Run starts at 8:45 a.m. Cost is $5 per person and each participant receives a medal, plus prizes for the top finishers in each age group. Register at the Fitness Center by May 4. Intramural Sports 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. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins May 9 and ends July 12. 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. March 26 April 13: Start Smart Registration. Season runs Thursdays, April 19 May 24, from 1 2 p.m. Start Smart is a six-week instructional program that helps par ents work one on one with their children while teaching them the basics of sports: throwing, catching, kicking and batting. The program helps prepare children for organized sports by using safe and fun equip ment to teach them the basic motor skills need ed to compete. Register at the Youth Activities Center Monday Friday 11:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. by April 13. April 8 May 4: Flag Football Registration. Season runs May 14 July 7. Youth Co-Ed Flag Football is for youth ages 5 18 years of age (determined by April 1, 2018). Cost is $50 and is open to all active duty, retirees and DoD civil ians. Register at the Youth Activities Center Monday Friday 11:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. by May 4. MWR Youth Programs

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