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FRCSE Dets Pass Inspections With Flying Colors Page 3 Captains Cup Winners Announced Page 11 USS Hue City Honors 50th Anniversary of Battle Page 9 Mayport Welcomes Newest LCS USS Little Rock Arrives At New Homeport See Pages 4-5 Help MWR Mayport Celebrate Earth Day By Terra Downey MWR Mayport Marketing Technician A beautification project is in full swing at Ocean Breeze Conference and Catering Center. The next step to complete the project is an event intended to bring the Mayport community together for an Earth Day Celebration. Members of the community, ages 16 and up, are asked to Bring Your Shovel to Work to help plant flowers and plants behind Ocean Breeze on April 20 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. In preparation for the community portion of the beautification project, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) brought employees together from across the organization to help with the prep work. Employees from MWR Maintenance prepped the soil for irrigation, flower beds and new trees. Next, staff from Windy Harbor Golf Club installed an irrigation system, constructed retaining walls for flower beds and planted trees. Well over 100 hours of labor were completed in preparation for the Earth Day Celebration. In total, 20 palm trees and 1,500 plants will be planted once the project is finished. Ocean Breeze already has a billion-dollar view of the ocean, said Libby Swim, MWR Hospitality Director. This project will help us greatly enhance the beauty of that natural view. -Photo by Paige Gnann Capt. Matt Ott, commanding officer of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, is joined by Capt. Michael Burd, Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic, Capt. David Yoder, commanding officer of NS Mayport, Commander Meger D. Chappell with LCSRON 2, and personnel from NAVSUP Mayport, Public Works and contractors at the ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Building 1554 on April 13. Supply Upgrade Means Better Service To Fleet From Staff Representatives from Naval Station Mayport, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic, and LCSRON Two joined Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Mayport personnel and NS Mayport Public Works in celebrating the newly renovated FLC warehouse Building 1554 on April 13. The joint NAVSUPLCSRON project includes warehouse modification with a new redesign of the exisiting storage systems. Capt. Matt Ott, commanding officer of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, said the project stemmed from the fact that the warehouse not only was an uncomfortable place to work, but it also was not using its full potential. Plus, with the addition of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet, the mission of Mayports FLC shifted to accommodate. The warehouse has a new mezzanine storage space and shelving systems, along with new ergonomic fans, upgraded electrical and NS Mayport Prepares For Hurricane Season From Staff Naval Station Mayport will participate in a Navy-wide natural disaster preparedness exercise, Hurricane Exercise/ Citadel Gale 2018 (HURREX/CG 18), April 24 May 11. This annual exercise prepares the Navy to respond to adverse weather threats in U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most severe weather conditions. HURREX/CG 18 will involve a simulated storm system developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the East Coast regions. All Navy commands at Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Naval District Washington and Navy Region Southeast will participate by reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions, procedures and accounting for Sailors, Department of the Navy civilians, and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). There will be no U.S. Navy ship movements associated with HURREX/CG 18. For more information about HURREX/CITADEL GALE 18, contact the Public Affairs office at (904) 270-5226. The next COs Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for April 19 at Mayport Beacon from 6-8 p.m. Farragut Deploys With HSTCSG From USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) departed last week for a regularly scheduled deployment. The strike group, including aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, USS Normandy (CG 60), several destroyers of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221), is scheduled to conduct operations in the U.S. Navys 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. Additionally, HSTCSG units will work alongside allied and partner maritime forces, focusing on theater security cooperation efforts, which help to further regional stability. Im incredibly proud of the dedication that the thousands of Sailors from the ships, squadrons and staffs of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group have shown in preparing for this deployment, and Im honored to lead and serve with them, said Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of HSTCSG. These Sailors have proven themselves a highly capable team, ready to tackle any mission that our nation calls on them to perform. For Truman, the deployment follows more than eight months of intense training and preparation that began when the ship completed its on-time periodic incremental availability in July 2017, and culminated in its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in March, which certified the ship for deployment. The Sailors on this team have been nothing short of spectacular, said Capt. Nicholas Dienna, Trumans commanding officer. After making Truman the first aircraft carrier in a number of years to leave See Farragut, Page 8 See FLC, Page 8


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 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. 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 Save The Date: Home Education Expo Homeschooling is an educational option which some military families are choosing. Since a typical military family moves every two to four years, homeschooling can provide continuity in education and eliminate the stress of leaving one school district and moving to another. The goal for the homeschooling parent is to identify how and when their child learns best and to adapt the teaching style to the child. Finding that special curriculum which works best for the child can sometimes be challenging. Also the costs associated with homeschooling may vary depending on the method and/ or curriculum selected by the family. Listed below are a few examples of the most popular types of homeschooling programs available to families: Internet Homeschooling, Montessori Method, and School-at-Home. So how do you know which type of curriculum to select for your child, what Florida requires for home school enrollment, and what services are available for your special needs child? Many states have enacted legislation requiring public school access for homeschoolers. Related services such as speech and language, physical therapy, or assistance in traditional academic areas such as math and reading may be available in Florida. SAVE the DATE for 2018 Home Education Expo If you are thinking of homeschooling, a new homeschooler or a veteran then this LOCAL event is for you! Come be encouraged and inspired. Do you need help with year-end evaluations, high school transcripts and grading? Come to our expo and get your questions answered. Duval County has more than 6,000 registered homeschool students. Come meet some if you feel you need support! Heres a glimpse at some of the classes they will offer: Homeschool 101 (getting started), highschool 101, homeschool for my special needs child, gardening, herbal vinegars and many more Their convention serves all families! Yes, even those who do not homeschool. Are you looking for apologetic material, music education, college admissions, creation material, leaning to grow your own food, making herbal vinegars and tinctures, or books for your family? If so, come join! Friday, July 20 & Saturday July 21 Evangel Temple 5755 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205 Friday, July 20th 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday, July 21st 9:00am-5:00pm For more detailed information on the convention, go to Convention information is updated frequently, so be sure to check the website frequently for more timely information on vendors, exhibitors, and workshops. 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. KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Hope In Future As We Remember Past This past week on April 11, President Trump asked the people of the United States of America to observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, April 12-19. It was an opportunity to remember the millions that were gassed, killed, drowned, burned alive, tortured, beaten or frozen to death; honoring the heroes, martyrs, survivors, and the victims. It was a time of warning to mankind that hatred is destructive and violence is contagious and by remembering our past atrocities they can give us hope for our future. The importance of Days of Remembrance is more for our future than it is for our past. It is crucial that we remember the nightmares and why they happened; if not we will be destined to forget them at our own peril. Our future hope as a nation is largely dependent upon how well we are united in our remembrance and cling to what liberty really is and the terror of tyranny, because there is a high cost to forgetting. People of faith should understand the importance of remembering. Scriptures are full of memorials that remind us of many things like deliverance from slavery, oppression, opportunities to receive forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption. So as we honor those victims who suffered cruelty to those unsung heroes to laid their lives down for the sake of freedom and justice, let us remember the past evils that we may not repeat them in the future. As a people of faith, let us make every day, as long as it is called today a day to remember. May we never forget. . Chaplain Travis Jewell CNSS 14 Chaplain Center CHAPLAINS CORNER Tis The Season Of Change For Military Kids When we were leaving Guam, Devon isolated himself from his friends as they were isolating him. We dealt with it by spending more time with one friend and her family that didnt isolate him and we all became fast friends. Unfortunately she is PCSing in a few months and her mother is telling us that she is now being isolated by her friends, says Navy spouse Jay of his son, age 10. My son decided not to play baseball this spring, his sophomore year, says Army wife Kimberly. We re moving to Rhode Island, and here in Alaska the season is just starting, snow is still covering the fields. He didnt want to train on a team when he wouldnt get to be there for part of the season. He felt hed be letting the team down. Marine child Gabby, age nine, describes her most stressful move as leaving Okinawa, Japan in fourth grade, because we had an entire life there with friends away from all family, and, it was one of the longest duty stations Ive been alive for. While I was excited to start middle school in Virginia, I quickly figured out that these kids had gone to school with each other since kindergarten, recalls Navy dependent Adrienne D., now age 20. This was a new concept that these kids have known each other their whole lives. I found it very difficult to find friends within the first year of moving. It was stressful just knowing everything was happening at once. Moving away from my comfortable place and having to start fresh. Knowing that the friends I do make will only be for a short time, says Navy child Aliyah, age 8. Adrienne G., Navy spouse, explains how her two boys react differently to change: I have an extrovert who wants to spend more time with friends and an introvert who wants to pull away. To meet the needs of both kids, were staying in one state. The Navy can survive without us for a while. According to the Department of Defense, there are 1.7 million American forcedependent children across the globe, about 80 percent of which attend public schools. Since over half of all military moves take place at the end of the school year, there are roughly a million military kids currently facing an impending move. That makes April, the Month of the Military Child, pretty stressful. According to the authors of a new book available June 1, The Seasons of My Military Child: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers parents and educators should use a team-approach to help military kids through transitions. Authors Amanda Trimillos, Air Force spouse, teacher, and mother of four, and Stacy AllsbrookHuisman, Air Force spouse, military advocate, and mother of two, advise parents to build an army of awareness. Together, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors can guide the child through the seasons of transition. The team should watch for signs of struggle, which include isolation, low grades, eating alone at lunch, and lack of involvement. Trimillos and Allsbrook-Huisman recommend that parents listen. Let them lead the conversation, especially tweens and teens. Ask open-ended questions. Kids are watching the way we handle moves, so remember not to project your feelings onto them, says Allsbrook-Huisman. Through networking, communication, and more specific tools described in the book such as creating an Education Binder that follows your child to each school the authors say military children can thrive. Even social media can be an effective tool in easing transition stress, according to Trimillos, whose daughter still plays Barbies with her best friend from three stations ago via FaceTime. She sets her screen inside her Barbie house while her friend does the same in Oklahoma. Our own daughters developed a way to turn fear into positive excitement after our move to Germany in 2008. Anna would point out forests, playgrounds, sidewalks anything, and proclaim conspiratorially to her little sister, Lilly, Adventure awaits! Military kids have tried and failed, tried and succeeded.and live to tell about it, Allsbrook-Huisman says, acknowledging that military children are more experienced than civilian peers. Its the gift of perspective, something only military kids have. For more wit and witticism from Lisa, go to Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE TRANSFORMING LIVES!A hospital ship... bringing hope and healing...


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 3 Mayport Sailor Of The Week YN2(SCW) Chaneaqua R. Robinson Name (rate/rank, first and last name): YN2(SCW) Chaneaqua R. Robinson Job: CNSS-14 Administrative Leading Petty Officer Age: 26 Hometown: Hayti, MO Favorite Hobby: Writing Hero: My Mother Best Piece of Advice Received: Sacrifice now for the things you want later. Its always about the end goal. Goal for the Navy: To become a Naval Officer and continue to serve the Navy on higher and broader platforms. How has the Navy Improved Your Life?: It has given me a great deal of responsibilities and opportunities to be successful and grow even more as an adult. I dont think I would be where I am today if it wasnt for this organization and the great people that Ive been surrounded by being in the Navy. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted?: YN2 Robinson was chosen for recognition due to her positive attitude, exceptional work ethic, and extensive volunteerism. Among other duties, YN2 Robinson is a SAPR Victim Advocate and Family Care Plan Coordinator for CNSS-14. She also coaches boys and girls basketball at Kernan Blvd Baptist Church, is a head basketball coach five days a week for the Upward Basketball Program, and is an assistant cheerleading coach. FRCSE Dets Pass Aviation Maintenance Inspections With Flying Colors By Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Public Affairs With respective grades of 98.9 and 95.6, Sailors at Fleet Readiness Center Southeasts detachments at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport should be beaming after their units aced major inspections recently. FRCSE, as the Navy aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility is known, employs civilians to do in-depth work on military aircraft at its headquarters aboard NAS Jacksonville. Sailors at their detachments perform the more frequent, day-to-day maintenance required and the Navy inspects them every 18 months for safety, quality and efficiency. These inspections are so important, FRCSE Command Master Chief Donald Henderson said. Not only does it give us an honest assessment of what kind of job were doing, it ensures that we are sending the very best equipment possible to our warfighters on the front lines. Lt. Cmdr. Derek Tindell, the officer in charge of Detachment Mayport, credited his Sailors. A 95.6 is a great score, and its a credit to a lot of the hard work the Sailors put in every day, Tindell said. The program managers really spent a lot of time and did deep dives into their programs to ensure we were doing everything effectively and efficiently. Though preparing for the inspection is important, FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. Trent DeMoss said scores like this come from sustained hard work and dedication. You dont just get ready for an inspection like this during the last three months or the last two weeks, he said. They stay ready. Theyre ready all the time. The scope of the inspection was massive. The maintenance department aboard a carrier can be inspected in as little as two or three days, by a 10-man Aviation Maintenance Management Team. Detachment Jacksonvilles inspection took two weeks. We usually schedule inspections to last for a week at the most, said Chief Daniel Castro a member of Aviation Maintenance Management Team Four. But because this is a Fleet Readiness Center, were going to be here for two weeks. DeMoss said such widespread success under thorough scrutiny reflects the detachments culture. The two detachments had 78 of their 79 programs rated on-track, and these are major programs like hydraulic contamination, non-destructive inspection and tool control You dont just fix that in a week, DeMoss said. So that means theyve been doing it all along. That its a normal culture and way of doing business. However, the scores from both detachments are anything but normal. They stand out, even for seasoned Sailors. Ive never seen a score of 98.9, said Detachment Jacksonvilles Master Chief Fred Flaherty. The squadron that did the best of any Ive been a part of personally was a 94. That speaks volumes about where our Sailors are within the mindset of doing work right the first time not just for themselves, but for the Navy. -Photo by Victor Pitts Aviation Machinists Mate 2nd Class Amanda Olivas, left, and Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Ryan Draper, right, work on a compressor rotor for a T-700 engine at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Detachment Mayport recently. The Detachment scored a near-perfect 95.6 on the Aviation Maintenance Inspection last month, carried out by a team from Commander, Naval Air Forces.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Little Rock Arrives in Mayport By Ensign Samantha Robbins USS Little Rock Public Affairs The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) arrived to its homeport here this morning for the first time since it was commissioned. The crew lined the rails in their dress blues as the crowd of friends, families, and shipmates greeted the ship with flowers, signs and waving American flags. The ship made a memorable entrance, blasting the song Back in Black after mooring. The ship also played this song when pulling into Buffalo, N.Y., for commissioning, as a tribute to the ships namesake, USS Little Rock (CL-92), and to ring in their motto Back With a Vengeance. Little Rock is a fast, lethal ship ready to go out and fulfill her mission, said Cmdr. Todd Peters, the ships commanding officer. The crew worked relentlessly to bring her home and make their way Back With a Vengeance. We are ready to make final preparations to deploy and carry our motto into history. Todays homecoming completes a three-and-ahalf month journey from Marinette, Wis., where the ship was built. The ship was commissioned in Buffalo, Dec. 16, and then transited the Saint Lawrence Seaway, navigating through 15 locks, until they reached Montreal, Canada. There, they paused their journey because of historical weather conditions and ice. When the weather permitted, the crew began their final leg home, stopping in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Virginia Beach, Va., before arriving here this morning. After so many months of training and preparing, we are proud to bring Little Rock home to Mayport, said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Brett Ragan, whose wife and baby daughter were waiting on the pier. The families back home have been so supportive during this entire process; it is great to see the crew reunited with their families and to show off our ship, said Operations Specialist Senior Chief Tarius Williams. We are proud of Little Rock. It is great to see it in the Mayport basin joining the Atlantic fleet. Little Rock is the fifth freedom-variant LCS to join the fleet. The fast, shallow draft vessel has a modular design capable of implementing a variety of mission packages as an asset to the fleet in both the shallow coastal regions and the open ocean. Bringing the ship home is the first step to getting her ready for the bigger mission, said Ens. Brandon Alcorn. USS Little Rock is an agile, capable ship ready to meet the demands of the U.S. Navy. -Photo by Paige Gnann USS Little Rock Blue Command Master Chief Joseph Reynolds hugs his family after arriving onboard Naval Station Mayports newest Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) on April 12. The ship was commissioned in Buffalo, Dec. 16, 2017. Little Rock is the fifth freedom-variant LCS to join the fleet. -Photo by MC2 Megan Anuci CS1 Jonathan Wilson gets a big hug from his daughter, Gianna, 7, after arriving to NS Mayport with USS Little Rock on April 12. -Photo by MC2 Megan Anuci New dad, GMC Kenson Belfon, holds his new daughter after arriving to Naval Station Mayport with USS Little Rock. -Photos by MC2 Megan Anuci Ensign Brandon Alcorn greets his wife, Rachel, on the pier after USS Little Rock pulled into its new homeport on April 13. Below, family members and friends of USS Little Rock wait on the pier for the ship to pull pierside. -Photo by Paige Gnann A Chief from USS Little Rock greets his family on the pier after arriving at NS Mayport on April 12.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 5 -Photo by Paige Gnann Families look for their Sailors on board USS Little Rock as the ship pulls into port. -Photo by MC2 Amanda Battles Families line the pier, wave signs and cheer as USS Little Rock pulls into port at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Megan Anuci USS Little Rock pulls into its new homeport at Naval Station Mayport on April 12. Little Rock is the fifth freedom-variant LCS to join the fleet and third for Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Megan Anuci A family gathers for a photo after their officer arrives with USS Little Rock on April 12. -Photos by MC2 Megan Anuci The littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) moors at Naval Station Mayport. The littoral combat ship is a fast, agile and networked surface combatant, optimized for operating in the littorals. -Photo by Paige Gnann Andrea Alfonso, 9, and her mother Maricar Vaughn stand pierside and wait for their Sailor to disembark USS Little Rock. -Photo by Paige Gnann Sailors disembark USS Little Rock after arriving to their new homeport at Naval Station Mayport on April 12.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue. 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 professional network where you find contacts and they can find you. This course helps you create your own strategies and implement tactics to grow your network, improve individual relationships 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 encompassing behavior, emotion, development and socialization. April 23, 6 p.m.7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and connect with other family members 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 focuses on the woman herself and her power to change the course of her life. Participants are encouraged to set individual goals, complete a Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and to identify family roles. April 26, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Couples Communication, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to master the skills of understanding nonverbal cues, constructive criticism, and active listening. They also learn to explore the differences that affect communication as a couple, as well as how they can deepen their relationship. April 27, 8 a.m., SAPR Teal Run: Going the Distance to Prevent SA April 27, 11 a.m.Noon, CFS/PFM Forum, BLDG 1, RM 1616 The CFS/PFM Forum is a quarterly event designed to assemble area Command Financial Specialists and leaders together to network and discuss the most recent trends in the financial industry affecting our Sailors and their families. 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 program helps you to increase your selfesteem, get what you want and deserve thru effective communication techniques, learn how to set good boundaries with others!! Join FFSC every Thursday starting April 26 1-2:30 p.m. Call 904-270-6600 ext. 1700. FFSC Spring Tea -Photos by Paige Gnann Expectant mothers enjoy an afternoon of pampering thanks to the staff and volunteers with Fleet and Family Support Center at their annual Spring Tea for Expectant Mothers. Through the generosity of donations, the event included finger foods, desserts, tea and prizes for the active duty and dependent moms-to-be. Military Appreciation Night At The Jacksonville Zoo Wristbands are on sale for the fifth annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo sponsored by St. Vincents Health System and Navy Federal Credit Union is Friday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax, Mayport USO offices and Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $5 each and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to active duty, retirees, reservists, national guard, veterans, DoD personnel, veterans and dependents. Please note that dependent children are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands. Please get your wristbands now, they will not be sold at the venue. dependents. Donovin Darius Fathers Day Celebration This event is open to dads with children ages 5 and up on June 9 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Come out and experience games and competition for fathers and their children. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2018 Baseball Season The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp has teamed up with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2018 season. With the support of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Greater Jacksonville USO will have 25 tickets for each home game during this years season. For more information, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. Sign up for the USO newsletter by emailing ycoakley@ USO NEWS


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 7 Fourth Fleet Commander Attends Maritime Staff Talks Held In Colombia By U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck attended maritime staff talks (MST) hosted by Colombian Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Adm. Evelio Enrique Ramirez, in Bogota from Apr. 4-5. The MST with the senior Colombian naval officers supports the U.S. global maritime strategy by building and strengthening our working relationships and improving our interoperability with partner nations through these face-to-face meetings. These staff talks are an integral component to each countrys ability to communicate and facilitate operations together. Upon the conclusion of the MST, both nations continued building stronger working relationships and clear-cut goals for the upcoming year to enhance interoperability through numerous multinational exercises. Colombia and the U.S. will come together again this summer to participate in both UNITAS and PANAMAX exercises. UNITAS is the longest-running annual maritime exercise in the world, is geared toward improving the coordination and multinational cooperation of the participating forces, this years exercise will be hosted by Colombia. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT) fulfills the maritime role within U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT employs maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, fortify the ability of U.S. forces to work together with partner nations, and build enduring partnerships with the ultimate goal of enhancing regional security and promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central, and South American regions. -Photo by Colombian Navy Commander, Marine Forces South, Maj. Gen. David Bellon, left, Colombian Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Evelio Enrique Ramierz, center, and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck sign the minutes during the closing ceremony of the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) held in Bogota. MST's with partner nations suppor tthe U.S. global maritime strategy by building and strengthening working relationships with partner nations though face-to-face meetings. Navy Christens Mayport-bound LCS Indianapolis From Dept. of Defense The Navy christened its newest Freedomvariant littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), during a ceremony April 14 in Marinette, Wisconsin. USS Indianapolis, designated LCS-17, honors Indianapolis, Indianas state capital and is the fourth ship to bear the name. The principal speaker was former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. Mrs. Jill Donnelly, wife of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, served as the ships sponsor. In a timehonored Navy tradition, she christened the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow. The future USS Indianapolis honors more than a city, it pays tribute to the legacy of those who served during the final days of World War II on board USS Indianapolis (CA35), said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. This ship will continue the proud legacy of service embodied in the name Indianapolis, and is a testament to the true partnership between the Navy and industry. LCS-17 is the fourth ship to carry the name of Indianas capital city. The most recent Indianapolis was a Los Angeles-class fastattack submarine, commissioned Jan. 5, 1980, which served through the end of the Cold War before being decommissioned in 1998. The first Indianapolis was a steamer built for the U.S. Shipping Board (USSB) and commissioned directly into the Navy in 1918. After two runs to Europe, the ship was returned to the USSB following the war. It is the second Indianapolis -a cruiser-that is perhaps the best known of the three. The ship was sunk in the final days of World War II, and her crew spent several days in the water awaiting rescue. But it was her impressive war record that first brought the ship to the attention of Navy leaders and the American public. The ship served faithfully throughout the war, seeing action in the Aleutians, the Gilbert Islands, Saipan, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In addition, the ship earned 10 battle stars for World War II service and successfully completed a top secret mission delivering components of the instrument that ended the war.


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 the shipyard on time, these men and women continued their level of excellence through one of the most complex work-up cycles ever. Their honed technical skills are what will drive this war-tested vessel to be successful at whatever may come. We are excited to deploy forward and, more importantly, we are ready! The HSTCSG con sists of the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked staffs of Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG 8), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28; embarked squadrons of CVW 1; guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60); and DESRON 28 guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), and USS The Sullivans (DGG 68). The Sachsen-class German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) is also operating as part of the strike group during the first half of the deployment. USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans are slated to deploy at a later date and will rejoin the strike group in theater. Squadrons of CVW 1, commanded by Capt. John Perrone, that will embark Truman dur ing deployment include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 Red Rippers, VFA 211 Checkmates, VFA 81 Sunliners, VFA 136 Knighthawks, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 Rooks, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 Seahawks, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 Proud Warriors, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11 Dragon Slayers and a detachment from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 Rawhides. USS Harry S. Truman, named in honor of the 33rd U.S. President, was commissioned on July 25th, 1998 as the 8th Nimitz-Class aircraft car rier. This deployment marks the seventh time Truman has been called upon to serve forward; the ship completed its most recent deployment to U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation in July 2016. From Page 1 Farragut HSTCSG, Farragut Kicks Off 2018 Deployment With Live Fire Exercise By Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs The Arleigh Burkeclass guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), conducted a livefire missile exercise (MISSLEX), April 13. During the evolution, the ships successfully executed a variety of scenarios simulating a complex warfighting environment, including the shoot-down of advanced high-speed targets. Beginning our deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility with this complex exercise demonstrates that our weapons systems work, our Sailors know how to employ them, and most significantly, that our strike group is ready to take on any missions we are called upon to perform, said Rear Adm. Gene Black, HSTCSG commander. The techniques and weapons systems tested during this evolution represent HSTCSGs capability to protect itself against a wide vari ety of modern air and missile threats. Strike group ships conducted a number of drills and rehears als prior to this event, including an integrated live-fire exercise during the strike groups Group Sail in November. Each time, learning points were debriefed and les sons were incorporated to ensure the Combat Operations team was building expertise. Our surface ships face many threats, and our ability to provide com bat power requires us to operate our weapons systems proficiently and promptly, continued Black. Each ship in our strike group brings for midable capabilities as a standalone combat force -but by integrating these assets as a carrier strike group, our power projection capability is unmatched. The HSTCSG deployed April 11 as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting mari time security opera tions in international waters around the globe. Additionally, HSTCSG units will work along side allied and partner maritime forces, focus ing on theater secu rity cooperation efforts, which help to further regional stability. With aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman as the flagship, deploying HST CSG strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG 8), Destroyer Squadron Two Eight (DESRON 28) and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1); as well as Sachsen-class German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221). -Photo by MC2 Tyrell K. Morris The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) launches a Standard Missile (SM-2) during a missile exercise (MISSILEX). Farragut is underway for a scheduled deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. -Photos courtesy of CDSS 14 An officer blows a kiss goodbye to her loved one before leaving on deployment with USS Farragut (DDG 99) on April 11. A family member holds a sign wishing farewell to her Sailor as USS Farragut leaves Naval Station Mayport on April 11 for deployment with as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. new modular office systems. NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville provides supply support services to Fleet units as assigned. NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville has evolved from a local storefront operation with several remote regional sites to a unified and decentralized single point provider of supply chain and logistics products and services throughout the Naval Region Southeast. From Page 1 FLC


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 9 From Staff USS Hue City (CG 66) recognized the 50 th anni versary of Battle of Hue City by hosting surviving Marines and Sailors on Sunday, April 15 onboard Naval Station Mayport. The Battle of Hue began fifty years ago on Jan. 31, 1968, dur ing the Vietnamese holiday of Tet when the North Vietnamese Army launched an allout offensive against the United States and Republic of Vietnam forces throughout South Vietnam. One target of the attack was the ancient Vietnamese imperial city of Hue. U.S. Marines immedi ately launched a coun ter-offensive called Operation Hue City. The ensuing struggle for Hue resulted in a significant American victory. USS Hue City, a Naval Station Mayport based Ticonderoga-class guid ed-missile cruiser, is the only ship named after a battle of the Vietnam War. Each year the ship hosts a memorial service to honor the veterans who fought at Hue and to remember those who made the ultimate sacri fice there. USS Hue City Honors 50th Anniversary of Battle Of Hue -Photo by MC2 Mark Andrew Hays Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Justin Plank (right) from the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) and Sgt. Michael Houston from the Marine Corps Security Force Battallion, presents a wreath during the 50th Anniversary Battle of Hue City Memorial Ceremony in the Afloat Training Group Auditorium onboard NAVSTA Mayport. USS Hue City, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, is the only ship named after a battle of the Vietnam War. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) George R. Christmas, Battle of Hue City survivor, speaks to service members and veterans during the 50th Anniversary Battle of Hue City Memorial Ceremony in the Afloat Training Group Auditorium onboard NAVSTA Mayport.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www., on mwrmayport, or by calling 904-270-5228. Community Recreation 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 beautification 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. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. 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 parent or adult to construct the Lego creation of their dreams! The top Master Builder will receive a ticket to LEGOLAND, Florida. Entry is FREE but you must pre-register at the Youth Activities Center. April 21: Movies at Mayport: The Shape of Water (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 26: Mothers Day Cross Stitch. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. The perfect Mothers Day gift! Receive professional instruction to create a perfect gift for mom. Tickets are $18 and all supplies provided. Save your spot at Tickets and Travel by April 24. April 28 Aug. 11 Summer Reading Program: Reading Takes You Everywhere. MWRs Summer Reading Program is free and open to all ages. You can register yourself or your whole family at mayportlibrary. reader365. Log your reading minutes to qualify for prizes throughout the summer. Our kickoff event will be at the Prince and Princess Costume Breakfast at 10 a.m. The event will end at our Back-to-School Summer Splash on August 11 at 6:30 p.m. April 28: Prince and Princess Costume Breakfast. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Join your favorite princes and princesses for a wonderful breakfast! Make sure to bring your camera for lots of photo opportunities! Tickets are $10 per guest and are available for purchase at the Tickets & Travel office before April 25. Open to all authorized MWR patrons and families. 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 questions. Plus, free food! Outdoor Adventures May 5 6. Ft. Clinch Camp Out. Get out into the great outdoors with MWR! We are heading up to Ft. Clinch in Fernandina for a camping trip with hiking, swimming, outdoor 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-person tent, sleeping bags, fan/light, small cooler, a grill (charcoal provided), and all campsite fees. Check-in time 9 11 a.m. No pets or alcohol 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 jackpot. 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 progressive 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. We will also have a gift table with fabulous prizes and a potluck. Mayport Bowling Center Wednesdays: $1 Military Appreciation Bowling. All day. Every Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day at the Bowling Center. Military and their family members 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 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 shortened course, no more than 125 yds per hole. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 per child (ages 8 and older). $2.00 for pull cart rental, no charge for kids golf club rental (if available). Electric cart rental is available at $8. June 23 24: Base/ Open Championship. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The $125 cost includes golf, range fees, breakfast for both days, awards banquet, prize fund, tee prize and daily prizes. 1 st 5 th place prizes range from $180 $60. Certificates for both divisions gross and net $400 per day daily prizes (cost structure based on 40 players). Any player with an established handicap at Mayport may participate. Sign up by June 18. 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 information, call 904-2707788 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 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 transportation 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 provided but you must have a valid FL Shore Fishing license, available at http:// Please sign up by March 20. April 27: Movie Trip. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or entertainment 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 coming soon! Spend Liberty With MWR


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 19, 2018 11 Local Sports Teams Congratulate Captains Cup Winners -Photos by Paige Gnann Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Dave Yoder, second from left, presents the Captains Cup award to Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment Mayport for their overall athleticism and sportsmanship in the MWR sports program. Female Athlete of the Year is presented by FSCJ Womens Basketball Coach Barvenia Wooten to BM1 Jennifer Kwiatkowski, not pictured. Male Athlete of the Year is presented by Brent Martineau to HM2 Joshua Edwards, third from right. 2017 Flag Football award is presented to SERMC by Jaguars Offensive Tackle Will Poehls and members of The Roar cheerleading team. LCSRON 2 is the 2017 Softball Champion, presented by staff of the Jumbo Shrimp baseball team. 2017 Soccer Champion is USS Iwo Jima. The award was presented by staff of the Jacksonville Armada soccer team. 2017 Basketball Champion is LCSRON 2. The award was presented by Maurice Mickens and Jeremiah Hill from the Jacksonville Giants basketball team. 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 improving their swimming skills, learning new strokes, prepping for the Navy PFA, qualifying for special warfare programs, getting ready for swimming competitions and Triathlons or just to add variety to their workout regimen. Fitness Zumba. Mondays at 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 9:15 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Join the ultimate dance party! This 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 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. May 1 3: Spring Sports Challenge. Join us for the 2018 Spring Sports Challenge, May 1 3! Tennant commands from Naval Station Mayport will participate to see whos best. Programing includes canoe races, basketball, pickle ball, bowling, softball, kickball, corn hole, beach volleyball, balloon launches, boat wars and a cannonball competition. Download our flyer for exact dates and times. Registration must be turned in to the Fitness Center by 2 p.m. on April 20. May 16: Womens Softball Organizational Meeting. 5 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins June 1 and ends August 10. Have Fun Getting Fit With MWR Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You!


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