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Give Blood, Save Lives NS Mayport will hold a Blood Drive April 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Building One. SERMC Comes To Rescue With Emergency Repairs Page 8 Iwo Sailor Reunites With Father Page 4 USS New York Holds Change of Command -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Capt. Todd Vandegrift, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), gives a speech during a change of command ceremony April 7, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of opera tions. By MC2 Lyle Wilkie USS New York The San Antonioclass amphibious trans port dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) held a change of command ceremony in Augusta Bay, Italy, April 7, 2018. Capt. Brent DeVore, from Knoxville, Tennessee, relieved Capt. Todd Vandegrift, from Albion, Indiana, after his highly successful tour as Commanding Officer. Capt. Vandegrift assumed command of New York in October 2016 as the ships sixth commanding officer. At the beginning of his tour, the ship emerged from an extensive main tenance period and plunged into an acceler ated basic phase. Upon completion of the basic phase, New York charged into a combined inte grated and advanced phase culminating in the ships 2018 deploy ment as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. The ship performed exception ally well during her predeployment workups, maintaining a 100% first-time pass rate on all certifications while returning the New York to a mission-ready con dition. New York also underwent an intense Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) mate rial inspection where she excelled, earning a .82 Figure of Merit (IFOM), the highest score by any San Antonio class ship to date. New Yorks notable performance during her pre-deployment workups was merely not enough for the ship and crew. The New York team earned the Battle E, exceeded Navy advance ment averages, earned consecutive Golden Anchors for retention excellence and expanded the operational envelope of the ship class, bring ing new reach and capa bility to the Amphibious Ready Group. New York is a ship unlike any other, said Capt. Vandegrift. She represents the fight ing spirit of our coun try and that of our Navy and Marine Corps team. It has been one of my deepest honors to serve aboard and lead this ship and not a day passes that I am not thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team. Capt. Vandegrift was presented with the Legion of Merit for his performance as commanding offi cer. He will continue his naval service as Commanding Officer of the NROTC unit at the University of Utah. DeVore was selected for Major Command at Sea and reported to the USS New York as executive officer in July 2016. He has served many roles in the Navy with tours ranging from Assignments officer in the Surface Distribution Division of the Bureau of Naval Personnel to Executive officer and Commanding Officer of USS Stethem (DDG 63). I am both humbled and honored to be a part of such a remark able crew. This has been an incredible two years. Its All About The Kids Continuing Promise 2018 Arrives In Guatemala By MC2 Kayla Cosby CP-18 Public Affairs A team comprised of 250 Navy and Army service members dis embarked the Military Sealift Commands expe ditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) after arriving in Puerto Barrios, April 5, for its second mission stop during Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18). CP-18 will provide medical, dental, environ mental and veterinary care, which will include preventive treatments, optometry screenings, and womens health ser vices. Civil military oper ations, including human itarian assistance and disaster relief will also be a part of the mission in Guatemala. This is the eighth time that Continuing Promise has visited Guatemala, said Capt. Angel Cruz, the des ignated Commander, Task Force 48 for the Continuing Promise mis sion. We are here to show our commitment to a great alley and friend, the Guatemalan peo -Photo by MC2 Kayla Cosby Sailors assemble tents for Continuing Promise 2018 personnel in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet has deployed a force to execute Continuing Promise to conduct civil-military operations includ ing 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. See CP, Page 8 See New York, Page 9 -Photo by Paige Gnann Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Dave Yoder, is joined by 4 and 5 year olds from the Child Development Center in signing the proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child at Naval Station Mayport on April 6. Members of MWRs child and youth services, along with Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) New Parent Support also attended the signing. FFSC is also sponsoring its annual Stroller Strut parade on April 19 at 10 a.m. starting at Balfour Housing Office on base. Decorate your stroller for a prize, or just join in for some fun and exercise. Navy Cancels Letters Of Intent For PCS From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Citing an increase in orders lead time, the Navy announced April 4 the cancellation of two NAVADMINS relating to permanent changes of station (PCS). NAVADMIN 088/18 cancels NAVADMINS 203/14, which estab lished a requirement for Sailors to complete an overseas/remote duty screening before their official orders were released, and 159/17 which established the PCS orders letter of intent. We expect orders lead time to remain around six months for the foreseeable future, and the Career Management SystemInteractive Detailing window is now eight 12 months, said Capt. Rick Cheeseman, acting direc tor, Career Management Department, Navy Personnel Command (NPC). Given these changes Sailors will be receiving orders with plenty of time to com plete their pre-PCS requirements and let ters of intent provide no additional advantage. The Career Management Department is com mitted to customer ser vice and in the event of a change in orders lead time, budgetary and other issues, NPC will resume issuing let ters of intent to best meet Sailors needs, Cheeseman added. For more informa tion read NAVADMIN 088/18 and the can celled messages at www. The next COs Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for April 19 at Mayport Beacon from 6-8 p.m.


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 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 Parent Academy & ESE Survey Did you know that Duval County Public Schools offers a Parent Academy? The Parent Academy promotes paren tal involvement and enhances student achievement. Free Parent Academy courses are offered in schools, libraries, community centers and faith-based institutions. The focus of the Academy is: Student Achievement, Parenting & Advocacy, and Personal & Individual Growth. Student Achievement Workshops and activi ties provide parents and caregivers with the tools to promote students academic achievement and navigate the school system. Parenting & Advocacy Workshops and activi ties provide tools to more effectively enhance parenting, advocacy, and leadership skills. Personal & Individual Growth Workshops and activi ties provide tools for supporting the personal and professional growth of parents and caregiv ers. The Academy offers an excellent variety of Classes! Here are a few that are scheduled in the near future: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILDS IEP AND ORGANIZING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR Presented by: DCPS/ FDLRS Child Find This course explains the IEP process and the importance of parental participation. You will also learn helpful tips for effective par ent-teacher collabora tions and create your own IEP binder. Tuesday 17 April from 1630 1730 Parent Services FDLRS/Child Find Exceptional Education DCPS, 4124 Boulevard Center Drive, Building 4600 Jacksonville, FL 32207 HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE AND PRAISE YOUR CHILD IN THE 21ST CENTURY Presented by: Parent Academy Staff/DCPS This course will pro vide participants with tools and strategies to enhance and develop a two-way line of communication with their children. Thursday 24 May 1800-1900 Florida Baptist Childrens Home 2300 Bartram Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOLERS Presented by: DCPS Staff This course reviews developing age-appro priate social and emo tional skills and mile stones for three and four year-old children. Parents will have the opportunity to explore literature and activities that are designed to support healthy and positive social-emotional development. Parents will learn strategies they can put in place at home that will encourage social-emo tional development. Thursday 17 May 1600-1700 Jacksonville Hands on Childrens Museum 8580 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 Children are wel comed to attend with their parents/caregivers however, online regis tration is required To view the catalog with all available classes or for more information, please go to: https://dcps. Page/10938 Make Your Voice Heard! Complete the Parent Survey! If your child has an IEP in Florida, your opinion is extreme ly important to the Florida Department of Education and your local district! The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their childs school is partnering with parents of students with disabil ities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve ser vices and results for chil dren and families. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special educa tion services during the 2017-18 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services. To participate online, please visit the website at, *Please note you will be asked for a survey ID number. Disregard that part and scroll down and you may still access the online survey. Deadline for com pleting the survey is May 31st. 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 When do you tend to get asked to do some thing by a coworker or department head? It tends to be when you are already in the mid dle of something isnt it? Unfortunately thats how life can be at times, we get asked to do things when it is least conve nient for us. Plus, its kind of a pain in the butt. However, we do what we are asked although it is often begrudgingly and with minimal effort because we just want to get it done even though we know we could have done a better job. We have all heard the phrase going the extra mile used in reference to this kind of thing, but do you know where it comes from? The idiom itself comes from Matthew 5:41 Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two in the Bible. This is in reference to Roman Soldiers being able to grab someone off the street and make them carry their pack, but could legally only make them for a mile. Many young people were smart and had a marker about a mile from their home so they would know when they could stop. They did the bare mini mum required of them. The thing about just getting it done is people can generally tell when that is all you did. So what if you put in a little more effort? Maybe not go the whole extra mile, but put in a little extra effort to create a product you can be proud of. One way I do this is by remembering Colossians 3:23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. In this way I am able to apply myself to create a product that I know I can be proud of and that I feel God will be proud of me doing. So next time you are saddled with some thing from a shipmate or supervisor you have a choice. Do you want to do the bare minimum or do you want to produce a good product? No one else can make that choice for you. Choose wisely. CHAPLAINS CORNER Chaplain Tyler Hopkins CNSS 14 Chaplain Center Going The Extra Mile In What You Do Marshmallows And Military Adventure You know those peo ple who open bags of M&Ms and dump the entire contents into their upturned mouths? Theyre the same ones who eat icing roses off of birthday cakes, open big presents before little ones, and ask for the good news first. Unfortunately, Im not one of those peo ple. Throughout life, Ive strictly adhered to a save the best for last regimen. As a kid, I would squirrel away things trinkets, treats, rewards and ration them to myself, slowly and methodically until the best was left to savor. Take those M&Ms for example. I sorted through them one by one, eating the mis shapen ones first, until I had a perfect candy of each color. Those five, The Chosen, would be ceremoniously sacrificed in one final, triumphant chomp. They didnt taste any different than the rest, so why the irratio nal ritual? In junior high school, everyone collected stick ers, but while my friends were slapping theirs on books and lockers, I stashed mine away for something special. Those stored stickers even tually lost their stick. I think my mother still has a sheet of crusty Smurf stickers in the desk drawer of my old room. Every Easter, Valentines Day, and Halloween, I would ration my candy, saving the best treats so long, that they often got too stale to eat. Decades later, Im still nibbling around center of cinnamon rolls and reading the most inter esting magazine article last. Why? What has it ever gotten me but a rock-hard coconut egg and a shriveled Papa Smurf sticker? Has all my controlled frugality been for naught? I consulted an expert (Google) and found that best for last tendencies have been researched extensively. Scientists have studied delayed gratification, intuitive judgment, and peakend bias to find out why some eat muffin tops first and others dont. In a 2011 University of Michigan experiment students were given a series of chocolates to eat. With each candy, the experimenter said, Here is your next chocolate. But when the experi menter said, This is your last chocolate, the subjects tended to rate that last candy as their favorite regardless of the flavor. Finally, my M&M sort ing ritual makes sense! This experiment dove tails with peak-end bias research by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman which shows that people irrationally judge experiences by what happened last. For example, if a mediocre vacation ended with a fantastic night in a fivestar hotel, vacationers tend to remember the trip positively. Despite this illogical partiality for end expe riences, there are ratio nal bases for saving the best for last. In the 1960s Stanford Marshmallow Experiments 600 preschoolers were offered one marshmallow now, or two 15 minutes later. The vast majority of sub jects waited for the addi tional reward, proving that children understand delayed gratification. A follow-up study showed that the ability to delay gratification was linked to higher SAT scores and lower body mass indexes. Somehow, that corre lation skipped over me Finally, a 2013 Cornell study showed that the tendency to save the best for last fades with age. Apparently, younger adults have long-term visions that require sav ing for later, while older folks think, Life is too short, eat dessert first. How does this apply to military families? Certainly we must be fru gal, always saving and planning for our everLisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE See Adventure, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 3 changing futures. Living a life centered around serving ones country requires careful organi zation and responsibility. However, military life also offers the luxury to splurge on experiences. Despite all those years I spent digging through plastic strands of grass to ferret out jelly beans while my peanut butter eggs dried up, our fam ily didnt delay gratifica tion when it came to our military experiences. We ate the marshmallow, taking unique oppor tunities as soon as they arose. And my husbands 28-year military career ended with a bang after a fun final tour in Newport, Rhode Island, we threw a huge retire ment party that was WAY over our budget. Dont delay the adven ture. Live overseas, rent a unique house, travel, try indigenous foods, go to military balls, eat the whole bag of M&Ms grab the bull by the horns and make the most of your military journey. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota From Page 2 Adventure Mayport Sailor Of The Week ET2 Joshua Bryant Name: ET2 Joshua Bryant Job: VTC Coordinator at COMUSNAVSO/C4F Age: 30 Hometown: Georgia Favorite Hobby: Getting insight from ITCS Pirches who has led me to become a more well-rounded sailor. Hero: ITCS(SW/IW) Kenneth Pirches (cur rently working in 4th Fleet) Best Piece of Advice Received: Treat every task as if it were your meal ticket. Goal for the Navy: Become a commissioned Officer How has the Navy Improved Your Life? The Navy has made me better prepared in unex pected changes in life. It has also given me better insight on how to handle stressful situations while still completing the mis sion. Why this Sailor was selected: ET2 Bryant dis played superior perfor mance during the month of December. He played a key role in the restora tion of BLDG 3 by run ning 1,000 feet of CAT-5 cable. During the month, in addition to tak ing one college course, he facilitated Sexual Assault Prevention Response Training to the FOURTHFLT Command before holi day stand down. His efforts displayed the excellence that has become the standard for FOURTHFLEET. RRL Block Learning To Be Delivered Fleet-Wide From Fleet Forces Public Affairs U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) via NAVADMIN 089/18, April 5. Block Learning, or BL, is designed to be the first stage in training delivery under a trans formed training construct of the RRL pillar of Sailor 2025. BL training is critical to individual and unit readiness, and the individual career progression of a Sailor. BL training represents the first steps toward providing Sailors with the right training, at the right time and in the right way. The intended pathway for training under the RRL block learning structure involves Sailors completing initial training at Recruit Training Command along with their initial technical training, called Block 0 (BL0). Sailors then report to their first operational unit with the mission-essential skills needed to support their first two years aboard ideally, arriving sooner than under previous training constructs. Type Commanders training requirements may then necessitate Sailors to receive an addi tional two to five weeks of training, termed Block 1 (BL1), anywhere from 12 to 24 months from their initial report date, at the units dis cretion. Sailors will then return to their com mand with expanded knowledge and skills theyll use to perform tasks required for the remainder of their first operational tour. Units will be required to designate unit train ing officers to act as the primary point of con tact with Training Support Centers and they must establish an email address for use by their training officer by May 1, 2018. TSC Hampton Roads will provide support for commands east of the Mississippi River; Training Support Center San Diego will provide support for commands west of the Mississippi River. Instructions on how to format email addresses and establish a training officer account can be found in NAVADMIN 089/18. For more information on RRL, visit http:// aspx DFA Status Sailors Now Eligible For Advancement Exams By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs Sailors that were pre viously ineligible for advancement exams due to a Career Waypoint (CWAY) status of Denied Final Active (DFA) have been reinstated by a poli cy change from the Chief of Naval Personnel April 4. Announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 086/18, the policy change enables commands to order substitute NavyWide Advancement Exams (NWAE) for their Sailors in a CWAY-DFA status. Late exam orders for these Sailors under Exam Cycle 239 (March 2018) can only be ordered until April 20. The deadline for all other substitute exam orders is April 6. Educational Services Officers should contact the Navy Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) for substi tute exams for those Sailors whose regular exams were not ordered due to being identified as DFA in CWAY, said Tom Updike, Enlisted Exam Execution divi sion head for the Navy Advancement Center. Exams should be ordered via message or via e-mail in message format in accordance with the Advancement Manual. Topics and bibli ography referenc es for the substitute exams are available on the Advancement and Promotion web page located on the My Navy Portal web site. Bibliographies are also available via the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online website and Navy COOL Application. Additional details including references for ESOs can be found in the NAVADMIN. Questions should be addressed to the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center: 866-U-ASK-NPC or email: uasknpc(at) The Navy Advancement Center exam ordering and dis crepancies branch can be reached via: 850-4736148. Keep up-to-date with the latest NWAE and PMK-EE infor mation from the Navy Advancement Center by following their Facebook page: https:// Navy-AdvancementCenter-213190711299/.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Its In The Blood Father and Son Reunited at Sea By MC2 Andrew Murray USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs Electricians Mate Fireman Alex Morton is a young U.S. Navy Sailor stationed aboard the Wasp-class amphibi ous assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) with scuffed boots and paintstained coveralls that showcase the hard work and long hours he, as a member of the hazard ous materials team, puts into ensuring Sailors have the supplies needed to properly maintain Iwo Jimas mechanical and electrical systems. In the early morning hours aboard Iwo Jima, he found himself seated in the center of The Goat Locker, slang for the Chiefs Mess where the ships senior enlisted typically gather to eat and socialize. Roused from his rack just min utes ago, his eyes still red with sleep, he could easily see the chief petty officers were gathered for another reason. Do you know why we brought you in here? asked one of the chiefs. No, master chief, responded Morton, as he shifted in his chair. What do you know about some hazmat being thrown over the side last night? inquired another chief. I dont know anything about that, master chief, Morton replied Well somebody saw you do it, exclaimed another chief, and hes in this room. Take a look around. Morton scanned the crowd. Amidst the sea of blue coveralls sat a com mand master chief in his avocado green work ing uniform. As their eyes met, the master chief stood up and both he and Morton smiled. The mess erupted into applause and laughter as the command master chief (CMC) and his son embraced. CMC Jon Morton, command master chief of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, had flown out to Iwo Jima while his son had been sleeping off a night shift. Im obviously very proud of him, said the senior Morton. Its a great experience for me to be able to see him. I dont go home until November, so just to be able to see him out here is a great experience. Morton was a builder in the Naval Construction Battalions, or Seabees, before he became the CMC of Camp Lemonnier, and he had never been deployed on a ship. Ive always been a ground-pounder, he said. I hit the ground [in Djibouti] Nov. 4, 2017. He explained that while he and his son had talked about the possi bility of meeting up, nei ther knew if or when it would actually happen. Mortons son, however, suspected that might have been why he was called to The Goat Locker. I was half-awake, said Morton. I threw my coveralls on, and I was like, why would I be called to the Chiefs Mess? But I didnt want to get my hopes up. When a master chief told Morton that some one in the room had seen him throw hazmat over the side, he suspected that he and his dad were about to be reunited. Having my dad on the ship was amazing, Morton said. I was not expecting him to come to the ship so soon. I fig ured it was going to be later in the month. After a brief meeting it was time for the CMC to depart the ship back to Djibouti but not before they took a final photo depicting father and son, master chief and fire man, with their arms around one another on the flight deck ramp of a 40,000-ton warship that is keeping the waters of the Middle East safe and secure. This is my last deploy ment and his first, Morton said. So its very cool to be able to do this. Its like that onepercent shot in the dark. It doesnt happen very often. They hugged one more time, said their goodbyes then Morton walked up the ramp to the flight deck while his son watched him leave, not knowing if they would get the chance to see each other again during this deployment. Iwo Jima, homeport ed in Mayport, Florida, is on a regularly sched uled 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. Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and includes Iwo Jima, the transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team 4 and 8, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, components of Naval Beach Group 2 and the embarked staff of com mander, Amphibious Squadron 4. -Photo by MC2 Andrew Murray Master Chief Jon Morton, command master chief of Lemonnier, Djibouti, and his son, Electricians Mate Fireman Alex Morton, pose for a photo on the flight deck ramp of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). 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 MCSN Dary M. Patten Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Marlon Jones performs standup comedy on the mess deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), during a Moral Welfare and Recreation event. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Sailors watch stand-up comedy on the mess deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), during a Moral Welfare and Recreation event. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Chief Petty Officers (CPO) pose for a group photo in honor of the 125th anniversary of the CPO birthday on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MCC Michael A. Lantron U.S. Navy Chief Operations Specialist Stacey Neely and Master Chief Culinary Specialist Russell Paje cut the ceremonial cake during a celebration of the 125th birthday of the CPO in the CPO Mess aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines pray during the Easter Protestant service in the chapel aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MCC Michael A. Lantron U.S Navy Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Will Hadnot serves dinner to Sailors during a celebra tion of the 125th birthday of the chief petty officer aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines attend Easter Protestant service in the chapel aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 5 -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise on the flight deck as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) passes through a sandstorm March 29, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Chief petty officers and first class petty officers exercise on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a CPO365 group workout. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Lt. Catherine Perrault, the ships general medical officer, leads Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in yoga on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a Moral Welfare and Recreation event. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit clean the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman Electricians Mate 2nd Class Nathaniel Baker replac es flood lights in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Melonrodriguez, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gathers tools for corrosion prevention in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Machinist Mate Jordan Spires, from Faith, North Carolina, inspects a turbine from a CH-53E Super Stallion in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Francik and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Boose, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), install a radiator cover on a Mobile Electronic Power Plant in the hangar bay of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Lema, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 reinforced, trouble shoots a circuit on a forklift in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 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 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 good company. April 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., FRG Leadership Training, BLDG 1, RM 702 Training custom ized to fit your FRG, whether the command is starting a group or reenergizing an existing group. Discuss the FRG Instruction/policy, lead ership structure, com munication techniques, team-building ideas, fun draising guidelines, and ideas for fun activities. April 16-17, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m., Technical Track, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Explore the process of selecting a technical training program, com paring schools, examin ing a range of funding to include the GI Bill and review of making a plan that works and how to spot scams and preda tory businesses. April 17, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Stress Management, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems associated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. April 18, 9 a.m.11 a.m., Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 All military ser vice members or mili tary spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attorney, and know the dates you want to request for your Packup/Pick-up. April 18, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., Home Buying and Selling, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Get the latest infor mation on purchas ing a home if you are a first-time homebuyer, or refresh your skills for your next home pur chase. April 18, 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 19, 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 verified and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). April 19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Stroller Strut, Housing Office In support of Month of The Military Child, join us for some sun, fun, and exercise! April 19, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., The Fundamentals of LinkedIn. BLDG 1, RM 702 LinkedIn is the pro fessional network where you find contacts and they can find you. This course helps you cre ate your own strategies and implement tactics to grow your network, improve individual rela tionships and share your brand appropriately. April 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m., What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702 The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. April 23, 6 p.m.7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and fam ily members can ask questions and connect with other family mem bers of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! April 24, 9 a.m.11 a.m., EFMP Point of Contact Training, BLDG 1, RM 702 Learn how to run an effective and efficient command program, in accordance with OPNAVINST 1754.2D program requirements, get best practices from other EFMP POCs, and learn about available resources. April 25, 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 26, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m., Healthy Women Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607 This program focus es on the woman her self and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set indi vidual goals, complete a Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and to iden tify family roles. April 26, 1 p.m.3 p.m., Couples Communication, BLDG 1, RM 702 April 27, 8 a.m., SAPR Teal Run: Going the Distance to Prevent SA 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. CNRSE Celebrates SAAPM With Ribbon Tying By MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Navy Region Southeast Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) teams from naval installations and tenant commands spanning the Southeast region par ticipated in ribbon tying ceremonies at 10 a.m. April 3, kicking off the regions Sexual Assault and Prevention Month (SAAPM). During the ceremo ny held at Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) headquar ters, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, Lt. Clifford Johnson, the CNRSE regional SAPR officer, and Tina Vaughn, the CNRSE regional sexual assault response coordinator, tied teal ribbons representing SAAPM at the entrance to the headquarters. The significance of these ribbon tying events is how they serve as pow erful statements of com mand unification across our region to show our support for sexual assault survivors, and to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to the pre vention of sexual assault and other destructive behaviors that contrib ute to its occurrence and prevalence, Vaughn said. These ceremonies, carried out simultane ously by all installations and commands under the umbrella of CNRSE, marked the first time that the commands have acted in unison to make a statement raising awareness about sexual assault and encouraging participants to step up and step in. Installations across our region are going to be very busy throughout the rest of the month with SAAPM events they have been planning for some time, Vaughn said. Some events are new and others are signature. All of the work is aimed at greater awareness of the program and the ser vices available, a better understanding of how victims and survivors are impacted, how we can best serve and support them, as well as how we can be a part of preven tion going forward. While this years SAAPM theme is Protecting our people protects our mission, this years call to action is Raise your voice for prevention. Historically, SAAPM has been geared toward increasing awareness regarding the impact and scope of sexual assault in the Navy. However, this years focus has shifted to prevention. While increasing awareness is still an important concern, the Navy is now focusing on how to stop sexual assault before it occurs. The Navy SAPR pro grams mission is to pre vent and respond to sex ual assault, eliminating it from its ranks through a balance of focused edu cation, comprehensive response, compassionate advocacy. -Photo by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, and Tina Vaughn, Southeast regional sexual assault response coordinator, tie a teal rib bon at the entrance of Navy Region Southeast head quarters celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Every April SAAPM kicks off with a flurry of events and activities across the Navy enterprise seeking to raise awareness about sexual assault and to inspire participants to step up and step in.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 7 Chief Petty Officers Honor 125th Birthday -Photo courtesy of USS The Sullivans Chief Petty Officers from USS The Sullivans stand at attention during morn ing colors in honor of the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief. -Photo by MCC Robert Northnagle MNC Enrique Guerra and MCC John Smolinski help clean up around the 5 Star Veterans Center as part of a community relations project in honor of the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief. Future USS Thomas Hudner Completes Builders Trials From Team Ships Public Affairs Future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) suc cessfully completed builders trials, March 31, after spending four days underway. Builders trials con sist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstra tions that allow the ship builder, Bath Iron Works (BIW), and the Navy to assess the ships systems and its readiness for delivery. With the successful completion of these tri als, we move closer to adding DDG 116 and her exceptional capabilities to the fleet, said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manag er, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. The Navy and industry team worked diligently to ensure the ship operates at peak performance. The DDG 51 class ships currently under construc tion are Aegis Baseline 9 Integrated Air and Missile Defense destroy ers, with increased com puting power and radar upgrades that improve detection and reac tion capabilities against modern air warfare and ballistic missile defense threats. The Aegis Combat System will enable DDG 116 to link radars with other ships and aircraft to provide a composite picture of a battle space. When oper ational, DDG 116 and her sister ships will serve as integral players in global maritime security. Future Thomas Hudner will return to sea to conduct acceptance trials with the Navys Board of Inspection and Survey later this spring. During acceptance tri als, all systems and gears will undergo inspection and evaluation to ensure quality and operational readiness prior to the Navy accepting delivery. BIW is currently in production on future Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) and John Basilone (DDG 122), as well as future Zumwaltclass destroyers Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). As one of the Defense Departments larg est acquisition orga nizations, PEO Ships is responsible for execut ing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and boats and craft. JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 ple. Together, working alongside government, military and non-govern mental organizations, we hope to reach as many people as possible. An opening ceremony will be held at Comando Naval de Carribe Naval Base, followed by a ten tative media availability with CP-18 leadership, April 8. CP-18 is scheduled to run from March to May and recently completed their visit to Honduras and Key West. They are slated to visit Columbia for their final stop. CP-18 is a U.S. Southern Commandsponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern/ U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitar ian assistance, training engagements and medi cal, dental, and veteri nary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. From Page 1 CP SERMC Performs Emergency Repairs To USS McFaul By Scott Curtis SERMC PAO Flexible hoses (flexho ses) are used for many applications onboard Navy ships, piping vari ous fluids including freshwater, seawater and lubrication oil through out the ship. U.S. Navy ships use flexhoses in both gravityfed, seawater flush sys tems to collect, hold, and transfer (CHT) sewage while at sea, and newer ships use a vacuum col lection, holding, and transfer system (VCHT). VCHT has the same basic design as the CHT system, except waste collection is assisted by vacuum and special low flow sanitary fixtures in heads. VCHT has been used on commercial air craft and cruise ships for years because it requires less weight and space, provides more design flexibility, and reduces sewage disposal costs. There are limitations to synthetic rubber flex hoses: Both in storage and in use, hoses deteri orate until they eventual ly become unserviceable. Little, if any, indication shows on the outside of hoses that failures are occurring inside. USS McFaul (DDG 74) had a failure to one of the two forward VCHT ejector pump hoses recently, and the other pump hose was begin ning to crack. Both required replacement, so McFaul transited to Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) in Mayport, Fla. to troubleshoot the cause of the discharge pump failure. Vacuum leaks and clogging are common problems on VCHT sys tems, and can be dif ficult to troubleshoot. Both can cause pumps to run for extended peri ods, which leads to heat buildup and increased wear and tear, said GSM1 Drew Kleinknecht of SERMCs Flex Hose Shop. SERMCs Flex Hose Shop got the call late on a Thursday afternoon regarding McFaul, and immediately commenced manufacturing new hoses, sometime after 2:00 a.m. Friday morn ing. The old ejector hoses were removed from McFaul and SERMC craftsmen measured and cut new sections of hose. After cutting, the hose assemblies were attached; the units were cleaned, inspected and tested before installation. The hoses we fabricat ed are exact duplications of the original in length, outside diameter, mate rial, contour, and mark ings, said MM2 Jason Plum of the Flex Hose Shop. Frank Watson, of SERMCs Engineering Department performed troubleshooting and provided expertise. While I was onboard, Damage Controlman Chief Donnell Chapman, McFauls Repair Division Leading Chief, asked if I would inspect the aft VCHT system as well. I found restriction prob lems in the aft vacuum piping where even small objects/debris would cause it to clog. It just happened to begin clog ging when we entered the space, so it made it very easy to explain what was happening to both systems, Watson said. While onboard, Watson also conducted training with the crew on chemically cleaning the VCHT system in accor dance with applicable guidance, and trouble shooting the vacuum sys tem to identify the differ ence between restrictions and vacuum leaks. We discussed how vacuum leaks and restrictions are detri mental to the VCHT system, and how to cor rect both. The discus sions with the crew were enlightening. VCHT systems arent a new technology but they are installed on newer ships. Regular training helps ensure the crew is com fortable with the tech nology and can maintain it to its full potential, Watson added. McFauls command ing officer, Cmdr. Janet Days commended SERMC in an email to the commanding officer, Capt. Dave Gombas. On behalf of the entire crew of USS McFaul, I want to offer my personal heart-felt BRAVO ZULU for your tenacious support over the last five days. From distance support to greeting us on the pier and the multiple faceto-face updates each day, your commitment to McFauls mission and the health and comfort of our crew was impec cable. Your around the clock support, can-do atti tude and commitment to ships were of the high est levels I have seen in my 19-years of commis sioned service. You have a friend in USS McFaul, thank you again. SERMCs greatest asset is its people and their enthusiasm to meet any challenge. Our combatant commanders rely on SERMC to pro vide the assets they need when they are needed, so our ability to deliver ships on-time and of the highest quality is criti cal to the Fleet, said Gombas. -Photos by by Scott Curtis GSM1 Drew Kleinknecht uses a mandrel and open-ended wrench to aid in the removal of end fittings from a section of recirculating brominator flexhose. Undamaged end fittings on old hoses may be removed and reused, provided they pass inspection. MM2 Jason Plum checks fabricated flexhose assem blies for integrity using a hydrostatic test table. After the completion of the pressure test, the hose assembly is drained, cleaned and protective closures installed. Finally, the test identification tag is installed and the hose assembly prepared for installation. VCHT ejector pumps. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.800-822-6344 stjude.orgA CFC Participant. Provided as a public service. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! a CFC participant provided as a public service Bringing hope and healing...


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 9 We have met every chal lenge with hard work and dedication which has allowed us excel in all warfare areas. But will not stop here. This is not our final destina tion. We will continue to prepare for the chal lenges ahead and always remain ready for what ever mission comes our way. said Capt. DeVore. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval opera tions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. From Page 1 New York USS New York At Sea -Photos by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Seaman Gary Tobias, left, from New Orleans, controls the hook as Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Robert Vandenakker, from Holland, Michigan, lowers the wire of the knuckleboom crane aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) March 31, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conduct ing naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Chief Boatswains Mate William Dahn Jr., from Monrovia, Liberia, speaks during the 125th chief petty officer birthday ceremony aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) April 1, 2018. 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. 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 win ners. 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 compet ing for the best cupcake on base, each depart ment or command may use this opportunity to raise funds by selling their cupcakes and other baked goods to custom ers. For those who wish to enter, please contact Pam Haley at pamela. prior to April 16, 2018.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 April 13: Audition for Bogeys Comedy Night. 4 p.m. Want to be a comedian? Audition to be the open ing act! We will be hold ing 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. April 14: Movies at Mayport: Strong (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. 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 instruc tion and supplies. Open to all MWR patrons 14+. Tickets are $18 per person and available for purchase from the Tickets & Travel before April 17. April 20: Earth Day Celebration Bring Your Shovel to Work. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Bring Your Shovel to Work on April 20 and join MWR for our Earth Day Celebration. Stop by Ocean Breeze anytime between 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and help in planting and arranging new flower beds at Ocean Breeze. This base beautifica tion project is open to all members of the Mayport Community ages 16 and up. Please provide your own shovels and towels. April 20: Mayport Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG13). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. April 21: Parent and Child Master Lego Build-Off. 1 4 p.m. at the Youth Activities Center. Are you a true Master Builder? Kids can team up with a par ent 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 preregister at the Youth Activities Center. 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. 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, coolers and more. Call us today (904) 270-5221! May 5 6. Ft. Clinch Camp Out. Get out into the great out doors with MWR! We are heading up to Ft. Clinch in Fernandina for a camping trip with hiking, swimming, out door movies, smores around the campfire, park activities and more! The All-Inclusive Package includes food and drinks, 5-person tent, sleeping bags, fan/ light, small cooler, a grill (charcoal provided), and campsite fees. The Bring Your Own (BYO) Food Package includes 5-per son tent, sleeping bags, fan/light, small cooler, a grill (charcoal pro vided), and all campsite fees. Check-in time 9 11 a.m. No pets or alco hol permitted. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by April 30. Beachside Bingo Lunchtime Bingo Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Doors open at 10 a.m. $15.00 per pack. Buy two, get one free. Two $500 payouts every week! We have 18 games with a $5,000 and $1,000 progressive jack pot. 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 38 games with a $10,000 progres sive jackpot and two $5,000 jackpots. Play by computer or paper. *Thursday is paper only night. 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. Mayport Bowling Center Wednesdays: $1 Military Appreciation Bowling. All day. Every Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day at the Bowling Center. Military and their family mem bers can enjoy $1 games and $1 shoe rental all day, plus $1 hot dogs and $1 fountain drinks from 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Fridays Saturdays: Xtreme Red Pin Bowling. 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Every game is just $3.50! Plus, strike when the head pin is red and win a free game of bowling for your next visit. Sundays: Xtreme Family Fun Bowling. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Join us Sundays at the Bowling Center. Bring the whole family for 3 hours of Xtreme bowling plus shoes and choice of kids meal for $13. 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). 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 MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 12, 2018 11 MWR Celebrates Month Of Military Child By Terra Downey Marketing Technician, MWR Mayport April was established as the Month of the Military Child to recog nize the role that military children play year-round in the lives of the peo ple who serve. Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) is offering events and programing for children who are regis tered in Child and Youth Programs (CYP) to cel ebrate our military com munitys youngest mem bers. CYP offers care for children ages six weeks to 18 years old who are dependents of mili tary and Department of Defense personnel. The program includes the Child Development Centers (CDC) for chil dren ages six weeks through five years old, and the Youth Activities Center (YAC) for chil dren in kindergarten to grade 12. YAC is divided into the School Age Care (SAC) program for kids in kin dergarten to 12 years old and the Teen Center for teens through grade 12. MWR also offers a Youth Sports program for chil dren ages three to 18 years old. Specific Month of the Military Child program ing includes Freedom Friday for free and a Month of the Military Child Carnival for chil dren registered in CYP. Freedom Friday is a bi-monthly program offered through SAC that provides evening pro graming for children on Fridays. Freedom Friday in April will be free and held on Friday, April 27 from 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. The Month of the Military Child Carnival is Friday, April 20 from 4:00 5:30 p.m. at YAC. Currently, the Teen Center is promoting the MWR Teen Employment program which employs military teens through the summer. Teens can pick up and drop off their employment pack ets at MWR Department Personnel Office at building 414 by April 13. The Teen Center is also hosting a Teen Lock-In on Friday, April 27 from 7:30 pm 7:00 a.m. Youth Sports is in full swing with Co-Ed Flag Football and Start Smart registration. Co-Ed Flag Football is for children ages five to 18 years old and costs $50. Registration ends May 8 and the season will run from May 14 July 7. Start Smart is a free six-week instruc tional program for chil dren ages three to five years old. The program offers instruction for parents to work one-onone with their children to teach them basic sport techniques. Registration for Start Smart ends April 13 and practices are Thursdays from 1:00 2:00 p.m. beginning April 19. MWR understands the vital role military fami lies and children play in the life of the service member. Through CYP pro grams MWR is able to provide comprehensive programing for our mili tary youth of all ages. For more information about our CYP program visit our website at navym MWR Child and Youth Programs Now 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 (deter mined by April 1, 2018). Cost is $50 and is open to all active duty, retirees and DoD civilians. Register at the Youth Activities Center Monday Friday 11:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. by May 4. April 13: Start Smart. Register at the Youth Activities Center Monday Friday 11:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. by April 13. Season runs Thursdays, April 19 May 24, from 1 2 p.m. Start Smart is a free sixweek instructional program that helps parents 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 equipment to teach them the basic motor skills needed to compete. April 13: Teen Employment Program. Pick up applications at the Teen Center or the MWR Personnel Office (Bldg. 414). Applications must be turned into the MWR Personnel Office by 4 p.m. on April 13. Other important dates include an Information Session on April 10 from 5:30 p.m. The hiring dates will be April 25 from 4 6 p.m. and April 27 5 7 p.m. where teens will be asked to com plete interview questionnaires and interview with managers. 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 per mission slip and be enrolled in our program to par ticipate. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Space is limited so sign up soon. Mayport Liberty Center ***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 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. 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! Spend Liberty With MWR MWR Fitness Aquatics Family Swim. Saturdays 12 2 p.m. FREE. Family Swim is a great way for children and their families to spend a morning in our indoor pool. Mayport Swim Club. Open hours at the Natatorium. FREE. Build up your cardio strength and endurance while earning great incentives. 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 beginners to former Olympians. Our workouts are designed to help each swimmer met their individual goals ranging from improv ing 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 variety to their workout regimen. April 18: American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. April 18 19 from 4 p.m. 9 p.m., April 21 22 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m., and April 24 from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Cost is $165 for military, dependents and DoD, and $195.00 for civilians. Participates in the Lifeguard Course must attend all the dates (No Exceptions). Candidates must pre-qualify before making payment. Candidates must be at least 15 years old and swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes and complete a 1-minute timed event. The pre-qual ification test can be conducted anytime during Natatorium hours of operation. 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, explo sive 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 18: Captains Cup 2v2 Beach Volleyball Organizational Meeting 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retir ees, 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. JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS


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