Boston Strong On USS Iwo Jima Pages 4-5 Tough Sailors At SERMC Page 8 MWR Fit And Fun Find Out Whats Coming Up Pages 6-7 -Photo by Paige Gnann Cmdr. Ty Bush addresses the crew and guests after he assumes command of USS Little Rock Gold from Cmdr. Rob Dumlao, far right, during a change of com mand ceremony held April 20 at Mayport Beacon. From Staff Cmdr. Ty Bush assumed command of USS Little Rock Gold (LCS 9) from Cmdr. Roberto Rob Dumlao during a change of com mand ceremony held at Mayport Beacon on April 20. Dumlao was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Chicago, Ill. He was commis sioned through Officer Candidate School in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a Master of Art degree in National Security Affairs focused in Far East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) phase 1. In 2012, he attended the Joint forces Staff College in Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, FL where he received JPME phase 2. Dumlao is a Joint Qualified Officer. Dumlao has served aboard USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the Communications Officer, USS Gary (FFG 51) as the Assistant Chief Engineer, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as the Chief Engineer, USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the First Lieutenant, USEUCOM J3 as Action Officer, and Chief of Navy Reserve (OPNAV N095) as the Flag Secretary, Maritime Planner for Special Operations Command Korea J5, USS New Orleans (LPD 18) as the Executive Officer, and Navy Operation Support Center San Diego as a Special Assistant. He has been deployed or stationed in vari ous locations through out the globe to include the Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa, Asia Pacific & Australia, Western Europe, and Central & South America. Bush received his com mission via the Enlisted Commissioning Program NROTC at North Carolina State University in May 1999. His first tour was on board USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) from March Farragut Enters European Theater From NAVEUR-NAVAF/C6F Public Affairs USS Farragut and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of opera tions April 18 as part of a rou tine deployment in support of NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. The presence of the HSTCSG demonstrates the multi-mission capabil ity of the U.S. Navys globally deployed force and is part of an ongoing rotation of for ward-deployed forces to sup port maritime security opera tions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group here in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and look forward to having them on our team as we con duct the full spectrum of mar itime operations to include working alongside our NATO allies and regional part ners, said Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. -Photo by MC3 Cameron M. Stoner Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) stow line on the ship's fo'c'sle. Farragut is deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. See Farragut, Page 10 Bush New CO Of Little Rock Gold A Little Greener At Mayport See Gold, Page 10 -Photo by MC2 Mark Andrew Hays Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Dave Yoder, plants flowers on April 20 in celebration of Earth Day on the base. Volunteers from around Mayport came out to help plant new flower beds at Ocean Breeze Conference Center as a beautification project sponsored in part by MWR and Public Works Mayport. CP-18 Completes Guatemalan Mission During the 16-day stop to Puerto Barrios, the multi-service team of healthcare professionals completed 8,109 patient encounters, exceeding their goal of 5,000. The visit also continued to build on U.S. and Guatemala relations and capacities through 110 subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE); 39 surger ies; 15,555 animal treatments; eight community relations projects and 12 band performances. Our Continuing Promise team has enjoyed working with the Guatemalan people in the fields of medicine, den tal, veterinary, disaster relief, humani tarian assistance, and surgical proce dures, said Capt. Angel Cruz, commo dore of Destroyer Squadron 40. We did all of these things together, learn ing from each other along the way, In addition to military medi cal professionals, U.S. personnel worked alongside various organiza tions, including Team Rubicon, El Faro, Operation Blessing and Florida International University, while also teaming with the local universities and schools. Continuing Promise is a mission where all of us together changed the lives of everyone we came into contact with and in that process our lives were also changed for the better, Cruz con tinued. This mission has resulted in thousands of Guatemalans receiving care, the exchanging of ideas between both our countries experts, and a deeper understanding of our friend ship. Our common interests and val ues continue to improve security and stability for our communities. Only together can we create a stable, pros perous hemisphere. See CP, Page 10
2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Command Chaplain Chap. Kevin Stanley 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 ............................................................................................................................... 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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 Review IEP/504 Plans For The 2018-2019 School Year To get help for your child, you must become an advocate. You are a natural advocate for your child. You were his first teacher, his most impor tant role model, and you have his best interests at heart! Because you will be involved with your child for life, you need to be an active participant in planning his educa tion. As your childs advo cate, your first step is to learn as much as you can about the special educa tion services resources available to your child. When you sit in on an IEP review meeting or Section 504 Plan review meeting, you should know as much as you can, not only about the process but also about proven accommodations, modifications, strategies, and federal statutes and regulations. Each year when the IEP or 504 Plan is reviewed, it may be revised following the same procedures which were used to develop the original plan. Because situations change and students needs change, flexibility in the process and knowledge of the process will better help meet the students needs. As a partner in the review process, you are able to make sure your student has the oppor tunity to benefit from education programs, services, or activities as is provided to their regular ed peers. Your involvement demon strates the importance you place on education and your knowledge of the law. Schools MUST ensure that all students receive equal access to educational opportuni ties. Your presence and knowledgeable partici pation at these meetings will ensure that for your child. Students with disabili ties receiving exceptional student education (ESE) services, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), are protect ed under Section 504, but not all Section 504 students are eligible for ESE. Both IDEA and Section 504 guarantee students with disabili ties access to a free and appropriate public edu cation. However, there are major differences between them, specifical ly in the criteria used to determine eligibility and the definition of a free and appropriate public education. IDEA provides more specific categories of disabilities, includ ing mental handicap, deaf or hard-of-hear ing, speech or language impairments, visual impairments (includ ing blindness), emo tional/behavioral dis abilities, orthopedic impairments, autism spectrum disorder, trau matic brain injury, other health impairments, and specific learning dis abilities. For a student to receive exceptional student education ser vices under IDEA, the students educational performance must be adversely affected by the disability, and he must be in need of special education services (i.e., specialized instruction). Students with a disability who meet specific IDEA requirements are also protected under Section 504. Finally, IDEA applies only to individu als from birth through age 21. Section 504 is not lim ited to specific disability categories and does not require evidence that the disability adversely affects the students edu cational performance. However, the definition states that in order to be eligible for an accommo dation plan, the student must have a physical or mental impairment which substantially lim its one or more major life activities. Major life activities under Section 504 include caring for oneself, per forming manual tasks, walking, seeing, hear ing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. Students ineligible for services provided under IDEA may be eligible for accommodations under Section 504. Finally, Section 504 covers indi viduals of all ages. Through the Navys Child and Youth Programs you now have access to a web-based resource DirectSTEP. This tool has been espe cially designed for par ents who have a child who is about to enter, progress through, or even exit the world of special education. The goal is to have parents possess a clear under standing of what special education is and how it works. DirectSTEP eCourses teach parents how to handle critical education issues while navigating the Special Education system. Interested in gaining access to this new online tool? Go to: http:// navycyp.ds.lrp.com For each course you will need a key code which can be found by visiting the Navy CYP Document Library or send me an email and I will be happy to send it to you. 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@ navy.mil 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 In the late 1970s, fol lowing a bitter fall-out with his brother, a WWII veteran moved his fam ily from Newark, NJ to New Orleans, where he found a fresh start in a new city. I met him in the early 1990s, when I learned he had not spo ken to his brother since he was wronged by him fifteen years ear lier. Sadly, he carried that grudge another 25 years, taking it to his grave without even a whisper of the words, I forgive you, or please forgive me. He experi enced great opportuni ties in this new city, but suffered from relational wounds that prevented him from finding true happiness and fulfilment in his life. When you hold a grudge and refuse to forgive others who have wronged you, you allow a painful event in your life to multiply, stressingyou-out every time you relive it and robbing you of the joy and peace God wants you to experience. In this state, you find it difficult to move-for ward, you are less willing to trust others, and your relationship with God is hindered. The Bible states, bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a griev ance against someone, reminding all to forgive as the Lord forgave you (Col 3:13, NIV). But thats easier said than done especially when someone has deeply hurt you. So how do you for give someone that doesnt deserve for giveness? Eighteenth century English poet, Alexander Pope, got it right when he wrote, to err is human, to forgive divine. Forgiveness is a God-sized endeavor. Only God, the one who freely forgives you for your sins, can enable you to offer that same love and forgiveness to anoth er person. Forgiveness liberates you. It frees you from the temptation to get even. It takes away the bitterness. It allows you to focus your energy on positive things in life. Forgiveness turns yes terdays pain into tomor rows power. If you are struggling to forgive someone, turn to God and ask Him to release you from that pain and empower you to forgive. Chaplain Lee Rutledge CNSS 14 Chaplain Center CHAPLAINS CORNER The Liberation of Forgiveness
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 3 Mayport Sailor Of The Week EN2 Logan Sutton Name: EN2 Logan Sutton Job: Engineering with USS Detroit Gold Crew Age: 21 Hometown: Oxnard Favorite Hobby: Snowboarding, surfing and diving Hero: FATHER (Troy Sutton) Best Piece of Advice Received: Take Ownership Of Choices Goal for the Navy: Future MCPON How has the Navy Improved Your Life? Responsibility And Direction Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted? Petty Officer Sutton is the Sailor to emu late and the face of Engineering Success! His ability to take charge of my under manned Engineering Department on a truly minimum manned ship was highlighted during Light Off Assessment. From starting MT-30 Gas Turbine Main Engines to trouble shooting and repairing Isotta Fraschini diesel generators for the ships electrical distribution system. Engineman Second Class Sutton showed over 54 Locally Operating Procedures and was acknowl edged by name from the Engineering Assessment Atlantic Lead Inspector for his keen knowledge and diversity with in the Engineering Department on board the USS Detroit! New OIC For CSCS Detachment Mayport From Staff Cmdr. Michael K. Ford is the new officer in charge of Center for Surface Combat Systems Det Mayport, in March 2018. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Cmdr. Michael K. Ford graduated from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in December 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He earned a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations from Naval Postgraduate School in May 2003. He enlisted in August 1986 and consecutively commissioned three Aegis guided-missile cruisers, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Port Royal (CG 73) as an operations specialist. Fords enlisted career was highlighted by his initiation as a chief petty officer in September 1995. He was then com missioned a limited duty officer on February 1, 1997. Upon comple tion of required train ing, he reported aboard USS Russell (DDG 59) as electronic war fare officer and combat information center offi cer. In July 2000, he reported to Fleet Combat Training Center, Pacific (FCTCPAC) in San Diego as a scenario genera tion officer, training liai son officer and division officer. Upon approval for lateral transfer to surface warfare officer, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School. He served aboard USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) as operations officer from December 2003 to July 2005. He ensured the long / short range schedules reflect ed the needs and mis sion requirements of the ship. Additionally, he represented Rodney M. Davis during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) 2005 planning confer ences. Ford reported to Commander, Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One and served as operations officer from September 2005 to April 2007. His responsibilities included the scheduling of eight front-line surface naval combatants. He coor dinated the Bi-lateral Force (BIF) Operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006 and was the 2007 CARAT / SEACAT coordinator. He reported to U.S. Pacific Command in May 2007 and served as an action officer in J8, Resources and Assessments and Aidede-Camp for two deputy commanders. During this tour, Ford earned the Joint Qualification Officer designation. He then reported to U.S. Pacific Fleet Plans and Policy Directorate as the Maritime Homeland Defense (MHD) / Civil Support (CS) lead plan ner from September 2009 to August 2011. He coordinated the 2010 Multinational MHD / Homeland Security War Game, updated Homeland Defense / CS plans and served as the liaison officer to Joint Task Force HD. In August 2011, Ford reported to Afloat Training Group (ATG) Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) as opera tions officer where he subsequently served as director of training and executive officer. He then reported to Navy Recruiting Command (NRD) Jacksonville as executive officer in February 2014. He assumed command in May 2015 to March 2017. Following NRD, he reported to ATG Mayport in April 2017 to March 2018. Ford reported as the new officer in charge of Center for Surface Combat Systems Det Mayport, in March 2018. He has completed five deployments in U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleets Area of Responsibility (AOR). His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal (bronze star). Cmdr. Michael K. Ford rf
4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Iwo Jima Sailors and Marines Participate In Boston Strong 5K By USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs More than 200 Sailors and Marines aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participat ed in a Boston Strong 5K run on the ships flight deck April 15. The ship held the event, along with a flight deck photo of Sailors and Marines in a Boston Strong ribbon formation, in remembrance of the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bomb ing. One Iwo Jima Sailor was a short distance away when the blasts occurred on Boylston Street. The 2013 marathon was my second-ever marathon, said Ensign Briana Eaton of York, Maine. We were about a block away when the bombing began. I had already finished the race and was on the way to the train station and saw smoke and people every where just screaming. It was so surreal and peo ple had no idea what was happening. As the days passed, it was really hard to see everything that was going on and see what the city was going through. Eaton felt it was important to honor those whose lives were changed forever on that fateful day. I really think an event like this helps bring the ship together, said Eaton. Once I heard the ship was doing this, I immediately wanted to sign up. My mom is actually doing this years run in Boston as well. Even though I cant be there, it feels good to do this run just to pay my respects. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of opera tions in support of mari time security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of naviga tion and the free flow of commerce in the region. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group 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 MC3 Kevin Leitner Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck during a Boston Strong 5K held in remembrance of the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla, is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security oper ations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Ivory develops an efficiency chart for a mess line rapid improvement event in the air speed core team office aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 18, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Bayron Aguilar, from Worcester, Mass., assembles a GBU-54 bomb aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 18, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Quartermaster Seaman Abigayle Sauer commu nicates with the bridge as USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Aqaba, Jordan April 17, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Operations Specialist Seaman Allexia Andrews stands forward watch as tUSS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Aqaba, Jordan April 17. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Information System Technician 2nd Class Jesus Ornelasguzman conducts blade center servers training in the Automated Digital Processing shop of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 18, 2017. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Casey Holland calibrates a servo module test set aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 18, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Arianna Cruz works the register in the ships store aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 19, 2018.
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 5 -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Marines play spades on the mess deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions tournament April 17, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Quartermaster Seaman Adon Cox takes bearings of visuals on land as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Aqaba, Jordan April 17, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Capt. Joseph OBrien, commanding officer, observes as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Aqaba, Jordan April 17, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a regu larly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security opera tions 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 Seaman Noah Plevak, from Rochester Minn., stands forward lookout watch aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 20, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Kurt Spitzer teaches Airman Bryan Baity how to tie down an MH-60S Sea Hawk in the hangar bay aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 19, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Michael H. Lehman Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Charmeise Reaford, left, moves an AV-8B Harrier II jet, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 reinforced, from the starboard-side aircraft elevator aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 19, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dominick A. Cremeans The underway replenishment detail stands by as the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 21.
6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 The following activi ties target single or unac companied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. *** Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. 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. May 9: 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 May 8. (Liberty Patrons only) May 10: Surf Fishing. Fishing will start at 2 p.m. behind the Liberty Center. 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 http://myfwc.com/ license. Please sign up by May 8. (Liberty Patrons only) May 11: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. May 18: Volunteer Opportunity: Feeding Northeast Florida. Help Feeding Northeast Florida and do some thing good for the com munity. Van departs at 11:30 a.m. Sign up by May 16. May 18: Town Center or Walmart Trip. 5 p.m. 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. May 20: 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). Sign up dead line is May 18. (All hands welcome, 18+) May 21: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Tell us what you want to see on the calendar. May 24: Volunteer Opportunity. Jacksonville National Cemetery Annual Flag Lying. We need you! There are over 11,500 graves at our local National Cemetery and they need our help by placing flags at each gravesite for Memorial Day. Placing flags starts at 2:30 p.m. The van departs at 1 p.m. Please sign up at the Liberty Center (all hands wel come 18+). May 25: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. May 26: Ichetucknee River Tubing. 7 a.m. crystal line Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. This is a great day trip to just sit back and relax while you tube the crystal clear river. The cost is $10. Please register by May 17 at the Liberty Center (all hands welcome 18+). May 29: Volunteer Opportunity. Jacksonville National Cemetery Annual Flag Lying. We need you! There are over 11,500 graves at our local National Cemetery and they need our help by placing flags at each gravesite for Memorial Day. Placing flags starts at 9 a.m. The van departs at 7:30 a.m. Please sign up at the Liberty Center (all hands welcome 18+). About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www.navymwrmay port.com, on www.face book.com/mwrmayport, or by calling 904-2705228. Community Recreation April 28 Aug. 11 Summer Reading Program: Reading Takes You Everywhere. MWRs Summer Reading Program is free and open to all ages. You can reg ister yourself or your whole family at maypo rtlibrary.beanstack.org/ reader365. Log your reading minutes to qual ify for prizes through out 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 wonder ful breakfast! Make sure to bring your camera for lots of photo oppor tunities! Tickets are $10 per guest and are avail able for purchase at the Tickets & Travel office before April 25. Open to all authorized MWR patrons and families. April 28: Movies at Mayport: Insidious: The Last Key (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. May 4: Bogeys Comedy Night. Join us for Bogeys Comedy Night! Free at 8 pm! Come as early as 6:30 to enjoy dinner before the show! Featuring Dean Napolitano and Ralph Ellis. Reservations are required so call Bogeys at 904-270-5143 to reserve your spot today! May 4: Mayport Movies: Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13). 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. 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. May 5: Movies at Mayport: Game Night (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. May 9: Kids Story Time. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Bay Community Center (located off base). FREE. Join MWR for a great kids story and activity. May 10: Wrap Bracelet Class. 12 2 p.m. Learn how to make a stylish wrap brace let for yourself or for someone else! Receive professional instruc tion and walk away with something unique and stylish. The class costs $25 and includes all the supplies needed to cre ate your new favorite piece of jewelry. Sign up at Tickets and Travel by May 8. May 11: Mayport Movies: Petter Rabbit (PG). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. May 11: Mothers Day Bingo. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Join Beachside Bingo for a great Mothers Day event with a $1,000 give away! Double payouts on all hard cards, warm ups and specials. MWR will provide a dessert table and we will award Mother of the Year! 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, cool ers and more. Rent all of your outdoor needs including campers, boats, bikes, paddle boards, tents and more! We even have rentals for a day at the beach. Call us today (904) 270-5221! MWR Entertainment 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. 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. May 5: Mayport Cruisers: Jr. Summer Bowling League. Saturday mornings May 5 July 28. Pee Wee League costs $5 per week for ages 3 7 years old, and Cruisers League costs $11 per week for ages 8 18 years old. Reycling Mondays Fridays. Open Hours 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Dont know where to throw away all those moving boxes? What about your old car bat tery? Bring your recy clable materials to The Recycling Center at building 412. Windy Harbor Golf Club Weekdays: Avoid the Crawl 9-Hole Escape. Starting at 3 p.m. at Windy Harbor Golf Club. Dont get stuck in traffic leaving the base, swing by Windy Harbor on the way out for a quick game! Save on gas, save the envi ronment and make your afternoon more enjoy able. 9 holes and a cart for just $11. Mondays and Tuesdays: All play. 18 Holes and a Cart Only $25. Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day. Wednesdays at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $20. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must pro vide proper ID). Thursdays: Fill the Void. 10:28 11:53 a.m. 18 Holes and a Cart Only $22. Sundays: Family Golf. Sundays after 3 p.m. Families play 9 holes of golf on a short ened course, no more than 125 yds per hole. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 per child (ages 8 and older). $2.00 for pull cart rental, no charge for kids golf club rental (if available). Electric cart rental is available at $8. Focsle Lounge CPO Club Monday Friday: All Hands Lunches. 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. The CPO Club is open to all hands for lunch Tuesday 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. Spend Your Liberty With MWR Single Sailor Programs
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 7 Get Fit, Have Fun With 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 incen tives. Swimmers can track their mileage in our binder on the pool deck. Awards will be given at 50 miles, 100 miles, 200 miles, 300 miles, 400 miles and 500 miles intervals. Masters Swim. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30 7 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Masters Swimming is an Adult Swimming Fitness pro gram that meets the needs of all swimmers from beginners to for mer 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 spe cial warfare programs, getting ready for swim ming 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! 1,000 lb Club. Put your strength to the test and become a mem ber of the Mayport Fitness 1,000 lb Club! Lifter must meet or exceed 1,000 lbs with any combination of the three lifts: bench press, back squat, and deadlift. Simply set up an appointment with a fitness specialist. Membership includes a certificate and lifters name on the 1,000 lb Club board in the Fitness Center. 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 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, kick ball, corn hole, beach volleyball, balloon launches, boat wars and a cannonball com petition. 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. 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 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. June 4 August 10: Summer Camp 5:30 a.m. 7 p.m. at the Youth Activities Center. Are you ready for Summer? Parents can request care at military childcare.com. Meals and snacks are provided. Open to children ages 6 (if attending kindergarten in the 2017/2018 school year) to 12 years old. MWR Child, Youth Programs Call 800-822-6344 or visit stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service.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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since we opened 50 years ago. And we wont stop until no child dies from cancer.
8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Tough Sailors Earn NAMTS Quals By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Centers (CNRMC) Command Master Chief Scott Kelley pre sented Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) cer tificates of completion to 14 Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) Sailors while in Jacksonville. The Navy is invest ing heavily in our RMCs (Regional Maintenance Centers) because SERMC is one of the Navys largest Sea Schools, Kelley said. Damage Controlman First Class Vanessa Diura was presented her second NAMTS Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) during the cere mony, I have orders to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in Sasebo, Japan and Im really excited to return to sea. I just earned my Valve Repair Technician NEC and I have the confidence, knowledge and ability to perform maintenance and repairs on many different pieces of gear while underway. My goal is for each Sailor to earn a NAMTS NEC, if not multiple NECs, said Capt. Dave Gombas, SERMC Commanding Officer. NAMTS trains Sailors alongside experi enced technicians, who will, ultimately, take these skills back to sea. The goal is to return a more skilled technician to the Fleet; thereby, increasing ship self-suf ficiency. Sailors returning to the Fleet will still need the required parts and tools onboard their next ship before they go to sea battle-ready. To achieve that goal RMCs are now sending a new type of maintenance assist team to the Fleet called Ship Organic Repair Capability Assist Teams, or SORCAT. The premise of SORCAT is fairly sim ple and helps the Fleet determine what repair equipment each ship is supposed to have according to their Ships Information Book and ships drawings; and compare that to what equipment they actually have aboard. SORCAT teams from SERMC assist each ship on the waterfront with correcting training and equipment shortfalls and helping to implement the shift toward Sailors con ducting more complex repairs while at sea. When your ship takes on battle damage, youre not going to be able to call back for a Fleet Tech Assist, or request for a contractor to fly out to fix your gear. Sailors at sea must be able to fix the ship, and keep fight ing with that ship. We cannot rely on modern communication methods or pulling into port, we have to continue fight ing, Kelley said. -Photos courtesy of SERMC SERMC Command Master Chief Wayne Welch; 4th from Left: NAMTS Coordinator Osbert Teek Teekasingh; Right: CNRMC Command Master Chief Scott Kelley and Machinists Mate Senior Chief John Torres flank the most recent SERMC Sailors to earn their NAMTS NECs. NAMTS specialties include: water tight door, pump repair, valve repair, inside machinist and outside electrical. Damage Controlman First Class Vanessa Diura per forms a maintenance inspection on a Cla-Valve at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) in Mayport, Fla. Diura recently earned her second NAMTS NEC, Valve Repair Technician, which cer tifies she has the training to perform maintenance on the different types of valves found onboard Navy ships. NAMTS ensures Sailors return to sea highly skilled, motivated and optimally employed for mis sion success. 4th Fleet Participates in SIFOREX From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 began in Lima, Peru Apr. 16. Peru is hosting naval forces from the United States and Colombia for the biannual exercise. SIFOREX is a naval exercise that focuses on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency. It provides a unique oppor tunity for U.S. Naval forces to conduct ASW operations against multi ple diesel submarines in a complex environment. The primary focus of SIFOREX is ASW opera tions, but the exercise will also provide some events in surface war fare, maritime inter diction operations and search and rescue. Participants from the U.S. include personnel assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet and Destroyer Squadron 40, USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Patrol Squadrons (VP) 16 and 26 and one MH-60R helicopter from HSM 78. This year SIFOREX will boast additional submarine participa tion from Colombia who is providing a Type209 submarine to con duct exercise operations and will have observers from the Brazilian and Argentinian navies. Conducting these types of exercises is criti cal, said Cmdr. Mark Yehl, lead planner for SIFOREX 2018. We can always expect maximum effort from our crews at sea, but one often over looked aspect is the logistics that go into each exercise we do. Being able to identify problems and create solutions is critical for smooth oper ations, both in exercises and real-world situa tions. SIFOREX has been a routine exercise since 2001, becoming a bian nual exercise in 2006, occurring every even year since. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT) ful fills the maritime role within U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined military operations. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT employs maritime forces in coop erative maritime secu rity operations to main tain access, fortify the ability of U.S. forces to work together with partner nations, and build enduring part nerships with the ulti mate goal of enhancing regional security and promoting peace, stabil ity, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Hours of Operation: Monday Friday 0730 -1530 appointments are strongly encouraged, walking in may result in an extended waiting time. Saturday: 0730-1100 (walk ins only) I.D. 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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 9 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 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 Participants learn how to master the skills of understanding nonverbal cues, constructive criticism, and active lis tening. They also learn to explore the differences that affect communica tion 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 fami lies. FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families -Photo by Paige Gnann Participants come out to enjoy the morning with their children and furry kids, alike, during the annual Stroller Strut in honor of April as the Month of the Military Child. The event is sponsored by NS Mayport Homes and Fleet and Family Support Center. New York Arrives in Gaeta, Italy By 1st Lt. Sam Stephenson 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Gaeta, Italy, April 21, 2018, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Italy relations as the two nations work togeth er for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. As part of New Yorks regularly-scheduled deployment, the NavyMarine Corps team pro vides a forward naval presence in U.S. 6th Fleet that supports mari time security operations, crisis response and the ater security cooperation in European, African, and Middle Eastern the aters. The Sailors and Marines of New York, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Assault Craft Unit 4, and Fleet Surgical Team 4 (FST) are thrilled at the opportunity to visit Gaeta. Gaeta enjoys a special relationship with the U.S. Navy and our visit allows us to strengthen our partner ships with Italy, with whom we work with to maintain safety and security of the worlds oceans and sea lanes. We look forward to experi encing the rich history and culture of Gaeta and will continue to work with our partners collec tively to enhance region al stability, said Capt. Brent Devore, command ing officer of New York. The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard USS New York look forward to our upcom ing port visit in Gaeta, said Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Timothy, executive officer of the 26th MEU Through engagements like these, the U.S. and our Italian partners continue to grow and develop our longstanding and pros perous relationship. While our focus remains on maintaining a con stant state of readiness while in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, this port visit will allow the Marines and Sailors to experience the rich Italian culture here in Gaeta. Sailors and Marines from New York are scheduled to volunteer at the World War II Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial to prepare it for an American Memorial Day celebration concert. Strengthening alli ances and partnerships during port visits dem onstrates the shared commitment to pro mote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoper ability with our Italian partners. New York and the embarked 26th MEU departed Mayport, Florida, Feb. 7, 2018, for its regularly sched uled deployment as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). New York has approximately 400 Sailors and embarks approximately 700 Marines from the 26th MEU. -Photos by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Sailors and Marines rehearse before Protestant worship services in the chapel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) April 15, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Quartermaster 2nd Class Mary Hinojosa, from San Antonio, writes in the deck log while standing watch in the pilothouse aboard the San Antonioclass amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21)
10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEX Brings Resources Together NEX Mayport recently hosted a Resource Fair in support of April being the Month of the Military Child. Several Base organi zations were on hand to inform Families of the services they give to enhance their Military qual ity of life. The threehour event was well received by our Military Family and the Kids were treated to snacks, coloring books, toys and more. -Photos courtesy of NEX Mayport Get Your Disaster Kit Ready From FEMA When Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida in September 2017 many households were left without power. Evacuees found traffic had come to a stand still and were left stranded due to widespread flood ing. Disasters, whether natural or manmade, can hap pen anywhere, any time of the year. Keeping a disas ter supply kit ready at all times is essential for emer gencies. Have a plan for what your family will do when disaster strikes. A disaster kit is a collection of basic items needed in the event of an emergency, and can be assembled well in advance; evacuation orders can come with little notice at a moments notice. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Have enough food, water and other necessities, including all medications, in sufficient quantity for each family member to last for at least 72 hours. FEMA.gov has a list of recommended emergency supplies. Consider what your family might need, such as supplies for individuals with disabilities, children, seniors or pets, and protection against the Florida weather. Insect repellent and sunscreen should be in all your kits, as well as rainproof gear for everyone. MySafeFlorida.org also has a list of suggested items for your disaster supply kit. Maintaining a Kit Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed. Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supply kit in one or two easy-tocarry containers, such as an unused trashcan, camp ing backpack or duffel bag. Kit Storage Locations Prepare emergency supplies for home, work and vehicles. If stranded when driving, stay in your car, put on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives. Navy Charts Course to Develop Leaders From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will announce the forma tion of the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College and release an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework (NLDF 2.0) today in Newport. The event will be streamed live on CNOs Facebook page at approximately 12:45 EDT: https:// www.facebook.com/ CNORichardson World-class leader ship is our Navys deci sive advantage over our adversaries, Richardson said. Our operational and warfighting suc cess depends on devel oping leaders who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible per formance. Opening a College of Leadership and Ethics and providing a Fleet-centered devel opment framework will create opportunities for us to become better lead ers, build winning teams, and maintain Americas maritime superiority. Richardson released the initial NLDF in January 2017, providing a roadmap to develop leaders of competence and character through a network of formal schools, on-the-job training, and self-guided learning. Released today, NLDF 2.0 (http://www.navy. mil/cno/docs/NLDF_2. pdf) includes: Updating to the Navys Charge of Command, citing the expected standards of excellence for all Commanding Officers. Adding the concept of mentor advocacy as a way to more actively develop and promote winning leaders. Re-issuing Richardsons September 2016 memo One Navy Team on inclusiveness. The concepts dis cussed in NLDF 2.0 apply to the entire Navy team everybody should read and use it, Richardson said. By executing this frame work, our Navy will pro duce leaders and teams who are ready for deci sive, winning operations and combat. This is what will keep us the best Navy in the world. The mission of the new College of Leadership and Ethics is to imbue Naval War College stu dents with a desire for continuous learning and development as leaders of character. In addition, the college will supple ment and support each Navy community in their community leader devel opment, and maintain a strategy for leader devel opment beyond major command. The school expects to offer courses to about 1600 graduates per year from the in-res idence and distance edu cation programs, includ ing U.S. and internation al officers, and civilians from various U.S. gov ernment agencies and departments. In order to prevail in an environment of rapid change and complex ity, we need to increase our investment in leader development to improve our advantage over potential adversaries, said Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College. The establishment of this college demonstrates our Navys commit ment to develop leaders who pursue excellence in accordance with our Navys core attributes of integrity, accountabil ity, initiative and tough ness. Link to Navy Leader Development 2.0 http://www.navy.mil/ cno/docs/NLDF_2.pdf Sixth Fleet. Our U.S. 6th fleet motto is Power for Peace, and there is no more recognizable symbol of American naval power than a carrier strike group. Their presence in this vital region is a reflection of our commitment to a safe, prosperous and free Europe and Africa. The HSTCSG consists of the Nimitz-class air craft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60); Arleigh Burke-class guid ed-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), along with the embarked staffs of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28. Embarked aviation squadrons include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11; VFA-81; VFA-136; VFA-211; Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137; Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126; Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11; and a detachment from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40.The Sachsen-class German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) is also oper ating as part of the strike group during the ini tial portion of the deployment. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) are slated to deploy and rejoin the strike group at a later date. The HSTCSG departed Naval Station Norfolk, April 11, for a regularly scheduled deployment. The most recent aircraft carrier strike group to operate in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of opera tions was the USS George H.W. Bush CSG, which conducted combat operations from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea from Jan. 28 to March 9, 2017, and again from July 5-19, 2017. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and inter agency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. From Page 1 Farragut 2000 to November 2001 where he served as the Communications Officer. There, he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer. From November 2001 through June 2003, Bush was attached to Commander Destroyer Squadron 24 as the assistant Operations Officer deploying to the Mediterranean Sea onboard USS Spruance. His first assignment ashore was at Surface Warfare Officer School center of excellence in Newport, Rhode Island where he served as an instructor. While at SWOS, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Rhode Island graduating summa cum laude. After SWOS, he completed SWO Department Head School graduating with distinction. His first Department Head assignment was a three year tour onboard USS Carney (DDG 64) as the Weapons and Combat System Officer deploying to the Persian Gulf twice as part of the Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower Strike Group. While there, the ship earned numerous awards including the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund award as well as two Battle Effectiveness Awards. Bush reported to the Army Junior War College in May 2010, where he completed his Joint Professional Military Education. Bush reported to NAVPERSCOM in Millington, TN in July 2011 as the Full Time Support Junior Surface Warfare Detailer where he executed numer ous Navy Operational Support Center screen ing boards and FTS Major Command boards. While there, he was screened for Surface Commander Command. Bush reported to BUPERS-3 in Millington, TN in September 2012 to July 2015 as the URL Reserve Officer Community Manager and Reserve Deputy for BUPERS-318. Bush served as the Executive Officer of Little Rock Gold before assuming command. From Page 1 Gold From Page 1 CP Many distin guished guests visited the medical site and Expeditionary Medical Unit during the weeks of providing medical care to the locals. Among them was Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge, who also had the oppor tunity to attend the clos ing ceremony. The United States of America and Guatemala share a long tradition of work and combined effort as allied countries for the development and security of the region, said Hodge. Since 2007, government officials of Guatemala and the U.S. have worked together in numerous humanitarian missions. This mission meets several objectives that provide mutual bene fits, Hodge emphasized. They include improving the quality of life in com munities where the work was completed, train ing and preparing mili tary personnel in basic humanitarian and civic help, and strengthening the regional stability and the links between our countries. CP-18 will continue to the third and final mis sion stop of the deploy ment in Columbia where the team will continue changing lives. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! www.mayportmirror.com
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, April 26, 2018 11 MOAA Comes Back To Mayport The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is standing up a new Chapter in Mayport. The name of the new Chapter is MOAAs Historic Mayport Chapter Inc. Retired Cmdr. Pat Kluever USN (Ret) incor porated the new Chapter in the State of Florida on March 9, 2018. The organizing meeting for the new Chapter is May 3 starting at 11 a.m. in Johnson Hall on board the Fleet Landing Retirement Community in Atlantic Beach, Florida. All active duty, retired, and former military officers are eli gible to apply for mem bership in the new Chapter. Membership in the national-lev el MOAA organiza tion is encouraged, but not required to join the new local Chapter. As a Commissioned Officers Professional Organization, the new Chapter is planning to hold one-hour-long monthly meetings on the third Friday of each month at Fleet Landing to plan and coordinate support to the local com munity. The Chapter will focus on support to ships, aviation squadrons, and families at Naval Station Mayport; ROTC and JROTC units in the Jacksonville area, and partnering with local military/civilian orga nizations for support to our local commu nity. Refreshments and snacks will be served at the May 3 meeting. If you would like to attend the 3 May meet ing, please contact Pat Kluever at patkluever@ verizon.net or by call ing (540) 775-4955 for more information and / or to RSVP for the meet ing. An RSVP will be required to gain access to the Fleet Landing com munity for the meeting. The main entrance to the Fleet Landing commu nity is one block South of the A1A cutoff just East of the stop light where Assisi Lane and Fleet Landing Blvd intersect with Mayport Road. Military Appreciation Night At The Jacksonville Zoo Wristbands are on sale for the fifth annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo sponsored by St. Vincents Health System and Navy Federal Credit Union is Friday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. Wristbands are avail able for purchase at the NAS Jax, Mayport USO offices and Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $5 each and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to active duty, retirees, reservists, national guard, veterans, DoD personnel, veterans and dependents. Please note that dependent chil dren are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands. Please get your wrist bands now, they will not be sold at the venue. 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 Command Block Tickets The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are a minor league base ball team based in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp has teamed up with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2018 season. With the sup port of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Greater Jacksonville USO will have 25 tickets for each home game during this years season. The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of foster ing unity and morale. United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their spe cial day even when you can not be there with them. No appointments needed for individuals. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to schedule an appoint ment. Upward Flag Football And Cheerleading Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading has a special offer for mili tary families. Any mili tary dependent with a parent or legal guard ian deployed at any time during the season can participate free of charge. If a parent or legal guardian is not deployed during the sea son, participation fee is $65. For additional information, please call Beth or Bobby Grant at (904)616-9596 or email us at bgrant14@comcast. net New VA Veterans ID Card Veterans with honor able service will be able to apply for the new VA ID card. This card will provide proof of mili tary service and may be accepted by retail ers in lieu of the stan dard DD-214 form to obtain promotional dis counts and other services offered to Veterans. To request a VIC, Veterans must visit www.vets. gov, click on Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card on the bottom left of page and sign in or cre ate an account. Cards should be received with in 60 days and delivery status is available at www.vets.gov Family Financial Fitness Dinner And Certificate Series Real Sense Prosperity Place, in partner ship with Junior Achievement, now offers FREE family-friend ly financial education workshops. Parents, bring your children grades three through 12, and improve your money management skills as a family. Workshops are held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Space is limited. Call 904-3303957 to register or visit: unitedwaynefl.org/famfinance-series. SAT/ACT PREP The eKnowledge Donation Project with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO is entering its 13th years assisting students and families with SAT/ACT prep. See attached flyer for more information or visit www.eknowledge.com/ USOJax. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that intro duces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to estab lish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of mili tary life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, pro vide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reim burse you for babysitting fees (please inquire with a Compass Mentor for more info). Registration is required! Please visit www.gocompass.org to find a Session near you. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old maga zines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. Watch TV or a movie from the video library Service mem bers can also enjoy video games or use the sports equipment. The USO is avail able for meetings, support groups, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead pro jector are available for use. For more informa tion about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. Sign up for the USO newsletter by emailing ycoakley@ usojax.com USO NEWS NAVSUP Tackles Massive 30 Million Item Audit By Benjamin Benson NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications Naval Supply System Commands (NAVSUP) first-ever Enterprisewide audit is underway in support of the Defense Departments (DoD) first agency-wide financial audit. To show NAVSUPs accountability, the fiscal year (FY) 2018 plan includes performing book-to-floor and floorto-book inventories at sites across the commands global enterprise. How do you address the challenge of providing effective oversight of over $30 billion worth of inventory spread out to over 1,000 distinct physical loca tions? noted Tim Adkins, NAVSUPs Material Control branch head. For range and depth of our inventory, we manage about 500 thousand stock numbers, and have about 30 million physical assets on the shelf. The materials are not only in the United States, but also in Japan, Australia, Canada, Bahrain, and other locations. The majority of NAVSUP inventory is held by external custo dians who account by feeding inven tory data to NAVSUPs systems. This includes material stored at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), on ships, at air stations, and with numerous commer cial repair vendors. We have responsibility to the American public, said NAVSUP Commander Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen. We have to explain where our money is going, why were spending it, and in a way, say why were buying what were buying. NAVSUP is tackling this challenge with a system of inventories, and is also using an audit-approved inventory sampling methodology as an inventory count of all 30 million items is not fea sible with the available resources. If the sampling identifies problems, complete inventories are used to ensure account ability. All classified and controlled items are inventoried 100 percent for complete accountability. NAVSUP Headquarters Inventory Control team planned 80 audits in the first six months FY2018, with 40 more locations planned in the second six months. For example, in January their team visited NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Puget Sound to conduct an audit as part of their tri-annual NAVSUP Inspector General command inspection. NAVSUPs Warehouse Management Lead Tom Moslak led the audit of all the commands sites, including a ware house at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, working through a billiondollar, 12-thousand line items count inventory. They checked records and kicked boxes, tracking down actuator con trol units, radar power supplies, radar microwave tubes, hydraulic assemblies, and much more of the stuff the Navy needs. Audits will continue annually. Its not a one-time thing, said Yuen. Its a team sport, and its a culture, and its a journey. And this journey gives us the ability to find and make improvements over time.
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