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USS New York Delivers The Mail Page 6 Fleet Week NY Little Rock, Zephyr Visit Big Apple Pages 4-5 BE PREPARED FOR STORMS, HURRICANES, FLOODING, WILDFIRES, AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS CITY OF JACKSONVILLEEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE INSIDE NEX Awards Students Good Grades From NEXCOM The Navy Exchange Service Commands (NEXCOM) A-OK Student Reward Program offers all qualified students to participate in a quarterly draw ing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. The next drawing will be at the end of June 2018. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the draw ing. Homeschooled students can also qualify with acknowledgement that the student has a B average or equivalent record of accomplishment. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty members, reservists and military retir ees as well as U.S. civilian Department of Defense employees stationed outside the continental United States and U.S. civilian employees of firms under contract to the Department of Defense outside the continental United States. Students must be enrolled in 1st through 12th grade. Dependent children with out an individual Dependent Identification Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualify ing report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card or progress report and have a NEX associate verify the eligibility. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. NBHC Mayport Earns Blue H For Health By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior Writer Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five naval branch health clinics), Navy Operational Support Center Jacksonville, and 15 of Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonvilles detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon Generals Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2017. Health promotion is vital to ensuring our Navy and Marine Corps team has the best readi ness and health in the world, said Capt. Matthew Case, NH Jacksonville commanding officer. The Blue H Award is a reflection of our active duty, reserve, civil ian, contract, and volunteer staff all working toward this goal. Gold Star (highest level) was achieved by the hospi tal; NBHCs Jacksonville, Key West, and Kings Bay; NOSC Jacksonville; and OHSU Jacksonville Detachments A, B, C, G, H, I, K, N, P, and R. OHSU Detachments D and M earned Silver Eagle recognition, while NBHCs Albany and Mayport, and OHSU Jacksonville Detachments E, J, and L received the Bronze Anchor. The Blue H, which is in its 10th year of existence, recog nizes Navy medical commands for excellence in clinical pri mary prevention, community health promotion, and medical staff health. The award assesses areas such as: responsible drink ing, injury and violence-free liv ing, healthy eating, active living, reproductive and sexual health, psychological health, tobaccofree living, and weight manage ment. Our reservists work to sup port healthy Navy and Marine Corps workplaces is a key part of Sioux City Completes Acceptance Trials From Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 11, the future USS Sioux City, com pleted Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 11 is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer. LCS 11s completion of Acceptance Trials means this ship is one step closer to join ing the fleet and conducting criti cal maritime operations for the Navy, said Joe DePietro, vice president, Small Combatants and Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin. This ship is agile, pow erful and lethal, and the industry team and I are looking forward to her delivery, commissioning and deployment. The trials, conducted May 20-24, included surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ships combat system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including avia tion support, small boat launch handling and recovery and ride control. I am extremely proud of our LCS team including our ship builders at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, said Jan Allman, Fincantieri Marinette Marine President and CEO. These are -Photo submitted Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 11, the future USS Sioux City, performs Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. Once a part of the fleet, Sioux City will be homeported at Naval Station Mayport. See Blue H, Page 6 See LCS, Page 6 See The Sullivans, Page 6 The Sullivans Conducts Missile Exercise By Lt. Daphne White USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Public Affairs The Arleigh Burkeclass guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launched a standard missile (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area, May 28, 2018. The missile exer cise demonstrated The Sullivans ability to defend against a closein aerial attack. A BQM74E air-launched drone served as the target. The ship successfully dem onstrated its ability to employ a layered defense construct to engage a target with both the Mk 45 MOD2 (5/54) cali ber gun weapons system and the Aegis Weapons System. Our crew has trained -U.S. Navy photo The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launches a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area as part of an exercise to test the ship's ability to defend against a close-in aerial attack. The Sullivans deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of NATO Allies, European, and Africa partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa.


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 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 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. Stop Summer Learning Loss Studies show that by the end of fifth grade children without sum mer learning opportu nities are nearly three years behind their peers in reading. So what can you do to Stop Summer Learning Loss? To avoid Summer Slide that loss of learned skills and knowledge from the end of one school year to the begin ning of the next year you need to make sure that your child is active ly reading and learning throughout the summer. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nations old est and largest childrens literacy organization, believes there is no bet ter time than this sum mer to begin helping our children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. Motivating children to read through out the year is essential to building lifelong read ers, says Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. And reading is the doorway to all other learning. Experts agree that chil dren who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide back ward. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... Its common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills. Most children will benefit from exposure to educational activities to help maintain their skills and get them started on the right foot come fall. Whether he is enrolled in a summer camp, par ticipating in online/vir tual learning, engaged in disguised learning, or enjoying a learning vaca tion, he can be learning. Websites which can provide free and fun summer online learning include the following: games-and-tools [K-12 fun games and activities for long summer days] www.khanacademy. org [ all ages 2100 vid eos & self-paced exer cises covering everything from arithmetic to phys ics, finance, and history] [fun games, puzzles, and more all related to math] [great vocabulary game which donates 10 grains of free rice to United Nations World Food Program for each answer you get right. Adults can play too!!!] Disguised learning has been the hallmark of great parenting forever. Whether you are shop ping, cooking, working on the car, or attending a sports event, you can create learning experi ences for your child. Shopping allows you to teach about price com parison while cooking invites lessons on nutri tion and measurements dry and wet. Working on the car involves the use of new tools and measurements. Baseball has statistics galore. How is that ERA calcu lated? Taking a trip to the Grand Canyon or just down the road to Hanna Park? Use this vacation or day trip as an oppor tunity to teach plan ning, time management, internet resources, and maybe even calculating gas consumption. Prior to leaving, use the inter net to research the his tory of your destination and ask your child to report on various aspects of the site during your travel. Whatever you do to keep the learning active, have fun with it! Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program happening right here on base? It is for children and ADULTS! Yes, everyone can sign up! (I already did) Reading Takes You Everywhere brought to us by MWR Community Recreation, is a free pro gram open to all ages. Log your reading and qualify for prizes! Register today! www.mayportlibrary. Lets see home much reading Naval Station Mayport will accom plish this summer! Get READING! Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feed back about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@ or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 2193894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact informa tion to schedule a meet ing with her in Building One. KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Listen To Your Mother! She May Be Right Do you ever recall get ting sage advice from your mother? I remem ber when my mother gave advice, my ears would perk up. Eat your broccoli, its good for you. Choose your friends wisely. Dont hit your brother. Dont touch that electric fence! Most times I listened and obeyed. Other times, I found the temp tation of going against her advice too great, such was the allure of the electric fence. Lacking knowledge of how elec tricity works, I touched the fence and got the biggest shock of my life. Thankfully I lived to tell the tale and can truly say, listening to your mother is a good idea. I recently came across some other sage advice from another mother to her son, who hap pened to be a king, King Lemuel. She told him, O my son, O son of my womb, do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuelnot for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive the oppressed of their rights. Now this mother wasnt suggesting her son avoid getting mar ried, nor ever having a drop of alcohol. She was telling her son to avoid the traps that sap a kings energy that pre vent him from carrying out his responsibilities to those dependent on him. She was encourag ing him to embrace his obligations and do what was right for those reli ant upon his care. Now I dont expect there are any kings here at Mayport, but there are a lot of Sailors that have a duty for those entrusted to their care, be it other Sailors or family members. And while this advice is from a mother to a son, I believe it applies to us all. What traps are you allowing yourself to fall into that are sapping your strength and energy away from those you are supposed to take care of? King Lemuels mother mentions chasing ladies and drinking, but there are more traps than the standard drunkenness and licentiousness. Why dont you listen to your mama, or King Lemuels, and take a minute to think about that? Quotes: Drink moderately, for drunkenness nei ther keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra~ Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge. ~Simon Sinek~ Chaplain Justin Hayes CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER Survival Of Friendliest: Evolving As Women February was not the best month to PCS to England. It was 1996, and due to a housing shortage, we spent four gray, drizzly months liv ing in RAF Alconbury Air Force Inn. Every day, I paced that dreary base hotel and sat with our one-year-old baby at the nearby Anthonys Pizza, waiting for our new life to take shape. I was lonely, vulner able and desperate. So when the wife of Francis boss invited me to be her guest at the Spouses Clubs annual Crystal Bingo dinner at the Stukeley Inn, I nearly leaped into her arms with pathetic enthusi asm. On the night of the event, I wore a bulky sweater with shoulder pads and teased my bob just right it was the 90s after all in hopes of impressing the other spouses. My host found us a table, as wives kind ly introduced themselves to me one after the other. Impressed with my legal background, one spouse asked if I would serve as the clubs new Parliamentarian. I was so honored, and thought Id found friends that would see me through our first overseas tour. One month later, one of those same friendly spouses pointed a finger at me, and before storm ing dramatically out of the room, bellowed to the other women, Well, if you think SHE has a better idea, then let HER do it! Im done! After agreeing to be Parliamentarian, my new fellow Spouses Club members had informed me that they were reor ganizing into a combined club and that I would have all the responsibil ity of working with base legal to affect the change and to rewrite the entire 17-page Constitution and Bylaws. This meant that I wouldnt just be swill ing wine and winning free crystal at monthly socials, I would have to endure brutally long board meetings to hash out all the details of the clubs reorganization. I thought they had offered me the posi tion because they liked me. But clearly, Id been suckered. Although I had hoped to find fun women to vent to or explore England with, I found myself embroiled in ridiculous drama and petty rivalries. The expe rience was so negative, it took me nearly 20 years before Id agree to join a base spouses club again. Why do women tear each other down? Humans are animals, and regardless of social advancement, we can not escape our basic instincts. According to evolutionary biology and Darwins dominance theory, we engage in intra-sex competition for reproductive rights with the opposite sex, similar to other species. However, research about human intra-sex rivalry was almost exclu sively limited to men until the 1980s, when researchers finally real ized that women were not the passive, uncom petitive beings that they had assumed they were. Scientists discovered that women compete with other women just as aggressively as men do with other men, but they do it indirectly. While men use physi cal dominance to increase their natural selection, women, as child-bearers and nur turers, avoid competi tion that might physi cally injure themselves or their kin. Evolutionary psychologist David Buss found that, instead, women use competi tor derogation against other women i.e., gos sip, bad mouthing, and exclusion to level the playing field. Weve all seen it before, even among young girls. Girls resent the prom queens, women judge each others physi cal appearance, and weve all whispered behind each others backs. Quite honestly, its downright embar rassing. Were no longer liv ing in caves and eating MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Friendly, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 3 mastodon steaks over an open fire, so why cant we control our primal urges to compete against our other women for for what? The right to be impregnated? Yikes! When you really consider it, its ludicrous, isnt it? As military wives, we move to unfamil iar places and spend months and even years without our spouses. We are each others great est resource for support, security and companion ship, so we should never be each others worst enemies. When tenden cies to judge or compete surface, we must make a conscious effort to be understanding, helpful and encouraging. Were no longer cave women. Weve evolved into modern military spouses. Were smart, strong, and a whole lot of fun. And were each others best friends. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota Iwo Jima Promotes 112 By MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) frocked 109 Sailors to the next pay grade during a ceremo ny in the ships han gar bay, June 1, 2018. Iwo Jima promoted 50 Sailors to petty officer third class, 49 to petty officer second class and 10 to petty officer first class. Frocking ceremonies allow Sailors to assume the title and wear the uniform of the next pay grade before increased pay or other allowances occur. The new rank appoint ment carries with it the obligation that each frocked Sailor exercise increased authority and accept greater responsi bility. There is a lot of responsibility to progress from a seaman to a sec ond class in my shop, said newly-frocked Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Rheava Lumbang. I am ready to meet these challenges and I am expected to by my leadership. Iwo Jima is Lumbangs first command and she has been onboard for three years. Only twen ty-five percent of eligi ble logistics specialists advanced to petty officer 2nd class Navy-wide. I printed my bib liographies, studied the material and took practice tests until I made a decent percent age, said Lumbang. I need to meet the stan dards of my peers and those set for myself. Some Sailors were undesignated and struck a rate. Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Tine Akakpo was undesignated for two and a half years before striking a rate. Ive come a long way and finally made it, said Akakpo. Ive been fight ing for this and I want to get something done in the Navy. Through his persever ance and dedication, Akakpo encourages his fellow shipmates. Dont give up, be hopeful, and you can make it, said Akakpo. Capt. Joseph OBrien, Iwo Jimas commanding officer, remarked on the advancement of the pro moted Sailors. Id like to congratu late all those who recent ly advanced throughout the petty officer ranks, said Capt. OBrien. This is an outstanding accom plishment and will be one of the things you look back on whether you stay in for four years or retire from the Navy. Wear the rank proudly and act in the manner of the rank you are about to receive. Iwo Jima is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in sup port of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. The Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th MEU and is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), New York (LPD-21), the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 8, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group (NBG) 2 and the embarked staff of PHIBRON 4. Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name: BM2(SW) Mathew Prochorski Job: LTF Deck Instructor at CSCS Det Mayport Age: 24 Hometown: Salem, Massachusetts Favorite Hobby: Hanging out with my dog, hik ing, and camping. Hero: My father, who taught me how to have a good work ethic and how to be respectful to people. Best piece of advice received: Work hard, nobody owes you anything. Goals for the Navy: Advance to BM1, complete college courses for Emergency Medical Services, and to get Master Training Specialist qualified here at CSCS Det Mayport. How has the Navy improved your life: It gave me direction, life and leadership experiences, and an opportunity to travel. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted? As a CSCS Instructor he immediately got quali fied to teach, qualifying first for the 7 Meter Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) course and is now qualifying in Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) core topics. As well as being an Instructor BM2 has taken on the role as the Littoral Training Facility (LTF) Repair Parts Petty Officer (RPPO) and the Engraving Petty Officer. He has managed a very strict budget supporting LTF Missions and pro gram requirements for the up and coming LTF school house. During this time, he was able to order and install equipment vital to Instructors to perform at their highest levels and allowed our new equipment simulators to run flaw lessly, increasing operational readiness for LTF and the LCS Fleet here in Mayport. As a whole BM2 Prochorski has increased Instructor and Operational readiness throughout LTF, and will continue to play a major role in the success of LTF and LCS commands. BM2(SW) Mathew Prochorski -Photo by MC2 Andrew Murray Sailors stand by to be frocked to the next paygrade during a ceremony aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima, home ported in Mayport, Fla, is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. Hours of Operation: Monday Friday 0730 -1530 appointments are strongly encour aged, walking in may result in an extended waiting time. Saturday: 0730-1100 (walk ins only) I.D. Cards/DEERS Appointment Website: https:// Phone Number: (904) 270-7614 x 300/301/131/132 Need ID Card? Know PSD Hours From Page 2 Friendly USS Detroit Receives On June 1, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) presented the USS Detroit with four beautiful paintings illustrating previous ships also named Detroit. Three of the paintings originated on the Sacramento-class fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE4) and were salvaged from the decommissioned ship in 2005 by Detroit native Wayne Misner. The fourth painting that depicts USS Detroit (AOE4) was painted by ETC Justin Weakland of LCSRON TWO. JHNSA graciously preserved restored and framed all four for presentation and safe keeping aboard LCS 7. On board that day was John ONeil, former executive officer of the previous USS Detroit (81-83) among others. After the ceremony guests were given a tour and enjoyed lunch with the crew. -Photos courtesy of USS Detroit Gold rf


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 USS Little Rock, Zephyr Visit the Big Apple For New York Fleet Week By Lt.j.g. Andrew Hensley LCSRON 2 Deputy Public Affairs Officer NS Mayport-based USS Little Rock (LCS 9) and USS Zephyr (PC 8) was among the four U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) yard patrol boats (YPs), two Military Sealift Command ships, and one Royal Canadian Navy vessel that participated in the 2018 Fleet Week New York (FWNY). More than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen attended this year from San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24); Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax; Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127); Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57); USS Little Rock (LCS 9); Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109); Relianceclass cutter USCGC Diligence (WMEC 616), USS Zephyr (PC 8); and Spearhead-class expe ditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9). Now in its 30th year, FWNY is the citys timehonored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled oppor tunity for the citizens of New York and the sur rounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabili ties of todays maritime services. For USS Little Rock (LCS 9) starting her fresh life as a newly com missioned ship, Fleet Week was a wonder ful opportunity to show the Navys commitment to building a bigger and better fleet. The Sailors of the Little Rock, who had an unexpected stop in Montreal this winter, got a chance to relax and show off their impressive warship to the people they work so hard to pro tect. Little Rock Sailors at New York Fleet Week enjoyed being a part of a multitude of activi ties such as attend ing The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallen, The Today Show, and Fox and Friends. Also they participated in parades, tours, dinners, commu nity relations, and loved the all-around hospital ity they felt from the citi zens of New York. The town was incred ible. Everyone was so kind and welcoming and generous. We all took tons of pictures and selfies with grate ful civilians and were able to show off the ship that we work so hard to maintain, said Ensign Samantha Robbins, First Lieutenant on board USS Little Rock. For a Sailor, there is nothing as rewarding as simply knowing what they do for the American people is appreciated. The Sailors of the USS Little Rock will not soon forget their time in New York and thank the peo ple of NYC for being such amazing hosts. -U.S. Navy Photo Sea service members filled the seats atThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon May 25 during Fleet Week New York 2018. FWNY is the citys time-honored celebration of the sea services and is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness the latest capabilities of todays maritime services. Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participate in the BoneFrog obstacle course at Fox and Friends during Fleet Week New York. Adm. Chris Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, administers the oath of reenlistment to Sailors during a joint ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in New York City during Fleet Week New York. Female officers and senior enlisted members of the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy speak to members and guests of New York Universitys Womens Initiative during their third annual An Insider View of Women in the Military held during Fleet Week New York. Above and left, Sailors and Marines ate with members of the NYPD at the NYPD Memorial Day Barbecue during Fleet Week New York. Sailors attend a viewing of The Today Show during Fleet Week New York. FWNY is the citys time-honored celebration of the sea services and is an unpar alleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness the latest capabilities of todays maritime services.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 5 -U.S. Navy Photo Sailors from USS Little Rock (LCS 9) and USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) parade through the streets of Staten Island. -Photos by MC3 Quinn Cox Above and below, Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Leo Kalaizidis waves at specta tors at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade as part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2018. FWNY is the citys time-honored celebration of the sea services and is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the sur rounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness the latest capabilities of todays maritime services. MNC Ben Hall of USS Little Rock Blue high fives a little girl during the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade as part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2018. Sailors from the littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) and Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York pose with veterans and members of the Arrochar Friendship Center in Staten Island during Fleet Week New York. Sailors from the littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) and Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York dance with members of the Arrochar Friendship Center in Staten Island during Fleet Week New York. Kathryn T. Cross, a Navy Gold Star Mother, speaks at a High Tea party held in honor of Fleet Week New York and Gold Star Families. Sailors attend a High Tea party in honor of Fleet Week New York and Gold Star Families.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 SERMC Swaps The Sullivans Generator In-Place On Ship By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs When a ships service gas turbine generator (SSGTG) onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) had a catastroph ic failure, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) was quick to respond. The gas turbine gen erators onboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyers convert mechanical ener gy from the gas turbine engine shaft into elec trical energy, providing power for onboard crew habitability, radars and combat equipment. A pre-deployment inspec tion revealed damage to one of the SSGTG wind ings. The Sullivans SSGTG repair had to be complet ed as soon as possible. Full replacement of the generator would take approximately 4 months and require hull cuts, which would not sup port ships schedule. By rewinding the SSGTG in place, SERMC was able to shave about 5 weeks off a complete replace ment with no hull cuts. Commanding Officer of The Sullivans, Cmdr. Russ Moore, comment ed, This was a great example of outstanding teamwork between the operational and main tenance communities. Everyone came together, aligned, and flawlessly accomplished a rare and complex repair. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding Maintenance Team, as well as SERMCs contin ued responsiveness, on the Mayport waterfront. There was a lot of coordination between The Sullivans and SERMC, said Pat ODonnell, a ship build er specialist at SERMC. Before we arrived, ships force had the space prepped for us by removing the genera tor panels to access the rotor, and they removed all of the various con nections, which saved the Navy even more time and money. The greatest challenge of the process is lifting the rotor core from deep inside the engineering spaces through verti cal escape trunks and narrow passages of the destroyer, then bringing the new rotor onboard in reverse order while pre venting even the slight est damage to the assem bly. Fortunately theres a vertical escape trunk in the engineering space, said ODonnell. We had to go through that trunk and snake the rotor up until youre outside the skin of the ship. When maneuvering such a large piece of equipment, its important to exer cise extra care because the Navy will rebuild the old rotor; and any mis take bringing on the new rotor would erode the time and cost savings we planned for. Once the old rotor was off the ship, the old cop per windings and insula tion were removed from the stator and the stator slots thoroughly cleaned to remove any leftover residue. When complete ly clean, the slots were re-insulated to separate the individual windings to keep them free from grounds, short circuits and open circuits. Next, new pre-formed windings were brought onboard and carefully placed into the sta tor slots. Then the unit is sealed and baked for several hours then allowed to cool. The new rotor was then maneu vered into the engineer ing space and carefully placed inside the stator. Finally, the generator was brought back online and operationally tested to complete the entire evolution May 5th. With all three genera tors back on line, The Sullivans is on sched ule and will provide Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet with a multi-mission capable warship. For more informa tion about USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) visit ddg68/Pages/default. aspx. For more informa tion about Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) visit http://www.navsea. SERMC/ and prepared for over a year to be ready to deploy with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, said Cmdr Russ Moore, the commanding officer. We are a team. The success of this mis sile exercise is a testa ment to the abilities and preparedness of our combat systems, and our outstanding crew as we deploy to support mari time security overseas. USS The Sullivans deployed May 26 as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG). HSTCSG is forward-deployed in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations in support of NATO allies, European, and African partner nations, coali tion partners, and U.S. national security inter ests in Europe and Africa. complex vessels, and it takes a strong team effort to design, build and test these American warships. The future USS Sioux City is one of eight ships in various stages of production and test at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with one more in long-lead production. The next Freedomvariant in the class is LCS 13, the future USS Wichita. LCS 13 is slated to complete Acceptance Trials in early summer with delivery this year. Lockheed Martins Freedom-variant LCS is a highly maneuverable, lethal and adaptable ship, designed to support focused-missions in the areas of mine counter measures, anti-subma rine warfare and surface warfare. The Freedomvariant LCS integrates new technology and capability to affordably support current and future mission capability from deep water to the littorals. From Page 1 LCS maintaining both a med ically-ready force and a ready medical force, said Capt. Karen Young, OHSU Jacksonville com manding officer. To take advantage of Navy Medicines well ness programs, con tact your local Wellness Center or Health Promotions, or visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center at sites/nmcphc/healthpromotion. Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles prior ity, since its founding in 1941, is to heal the nations heroes and their families. The command is the Navys third larg est medical treatment facility, comprised of a hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient popula tion (163,000 active and retired sailors, sol diers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen, and their families), about 84,000 are enrolled with a pri mary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more or down load the commands mobile app, visit www. alhospitaljax. From Page 1 Blue H From Page 1 The Sullivans Your Mail Is In Good Hands On New York By 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs Every day, approxi mately 1,200 Marines and Sailors wake up, go through their morn ing routines, and put on their uniforms to prepare for another day at sea aboard the San Antonioclass amphibious trans port dock USS New York (LPD 21). Each member has a specific job critical to the mission in its own unique way. For Sgt. Carl Exantus and Lance Cpl. Axel Gonzalez, both post al clerks assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), their mis sion is to deliver mail to Marines and Sailors aboard the ship. Im responsible for distributing mail throughout the ship, Exantus said. I enjoy seeing the joy in peoples faces when they receive a package, it makes the job worth it. Exantus enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 2010 and was given the title of postal clerk. I didnt even know that was a job in the military, I just played the cards I was dealt, Exantus said. I knew it was the needs of the Marine Corps and its an important job. Exantus, at six-footsix-inches tall and weighing approximately 270 pounds, is one of the largest Marines aboard the ship. Other Marines con fuse me as an infantry man or artilleryman because of my size, said Exantus. When they find out Im the post al clerk, they are satis fied their mail is in safe hands. Along with sort ing mail, Exantus takes on the responsibil ity to train and mentor Marines, which is why he volunteers to instruct the Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar along with Corporals Course. He is a great mentor and teacher, Gonzalez said. He is always there when I need his knowl edge or when we get bombarded with pallets of mail. He delegates and supervises along with helping us sort mail. During replenish ments-at-sea (RAS), the New York receives 10 pallets of mail on aver age, but sometimes, the amount of mail is over whelming. During one of our RASs, we received fifty pallets of mail, Gonzales said. Mail was stacked all around us from the deck to the ceiling, filling up the entire postal room along with the main hall way. Sgt. Exantus and myself looked at each other and realized we were going to be up all night sorting mail. Both Marines, along with the mail order lies (other Marines and Sailors that are trained in postal handling), managed to deliver all the mail to the appropri ate destinations that very night. I was relieved the mail was delivered, but at the same time I felt burdened by the service members who didnt receive mail, Exantus said. Fortunately, thanks to the American people who send us care packages, I was able to give some to the Marines and Sailors who didnt receive mail to make them feel a part of the unit. Within the enor mous pile of mail was important life-altering news from back home for Lance Cpl. Bayron Moraserna, a machine gunner assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th MEU. I opened a letter that my wife, Daniela Mora, sent me, Bayron said. I looked at a picture of an ultrasound, my first child. I was so excited to know that I would soon be a father to a girl. I called Daniela the next day and she told me everything that was going on. Bayron keeps the pic ture close to him, posted next to him on his rack to let him know that he has family to come home to. If it wasnt for Exantus and Gonzalez, Marines throughout the ship wouldnt have the same strong connection to their support system back home: their family. Mayport Residents Invited To Take 2018 Housing Survey From Balfour Beatty Communities At NS Mayport Homes, our primary goal is to provide quality housing and outstanding cus tomer service so that our residents have a positive and enjoyable experience living with us. Housing residents are currently being asked to give feed back on NS Mayport Homes operations through the Resident Satisfaction Survey. The annual survey is an important part of our continuous improve ment program that helps us analyze performance and make any necessary changes and enhance ments to ensure we con sistently deliver quality service across all aspects of our community opera tions. Our commitment to provide consistent, exceptional customer service is an objective that our team strives for every day-it is our goal to provide top-notch, five-star service in every aspect of the resident housing experience. Topics covered in the survey include resident experience with leasing, community manage ment, maintenance and quality of the homes. All surveys are completely confidential and anony mous and residents are encouraged to pro vide open and honest insights. The Resident Satisfaction Survey allows us to see where we are excelling opera tionally and where there is room for improve ment, said Dolly Ihli, Community Manager for NS Mayport Homes. We encourage all residents to complete the survey so that we may better meet their needs as well as those of our future resi dents. Residents are invited to join neighborhood survey events to col lect and complete their survey. The first event will be May 19, 2018 (Saturday) at the Ribault Community Center, located at 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 also referred to as the Off Base office. If residents have ques tions, they should con tact the Community Management Office at 904.270.8870 or 904.372.4701. Survey updates are posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook. com/mayporthomes. The final day for residents to complete their Resident Satisfaction Survey is June 15, 2018 NS Mayport Homes Management Office, Moale Avenue, Bldg 289, Mayport FL 32228 (on base); 1201 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 (off base); 904.270.8870 (on base) or 904.372.4701 (off base)


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 7 USS Hue City Renders Emergency Medical Aid By Ensign Nicholas Vandiver USS Hue City (CG 66) Public Affairs Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rendered emergency medical assistance to an injured fisherman off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, May 24. At approximately 7:20 a.m., Hue City was noti fied by the U.S. Coast Guard that a small fish ing vessel, about 10 nau tical miles north of the ships position, reported that they had an injured mariner with a com pound fracture, possibly going into shock. Hue Citys command ing officer, Capt. Jake Douglas, and the ships crew turned toward the fishing vessel and began making the best speed. Approximately 20 min utes later, the cruiser spotted the vessel. Hue City launched their rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB), accom panied by the ships Hospital Corpsman Chief Cory Butler, and began to approach the vessel and render assistance. Butler provided initial assessment and treat ment of the injured fish erman. The RHIB boat crew, made up of a team of four Sailors, assisted the corpsman with trans ferring the mariner into their boat and returned aboard the ship. I was proud to see how everyone responded to a real life emergency, said Butler. From the boat crew to my corps men back here on Hue City, our daily training paid off with everyone executing their part with skill and speed. Within an hour of receiving the notification from the Coast Guard, the injured mariner was stabilized onboard Hue City. Following the trans fer, the ship transited to Mayport Naval Station where emergency medi cal services were stand ing by to transfer the fisherman to the hospi tal. Hue City executed the mission flawlessly this morning, said Douglas. They showed they are always ready to respond to any situation and uphold the tradition of assisting fellow mariners at sea. -U.S. Navy Photo USS Hue City (CG 66) renders emergency medical assistance to an injured fisherman off the coast of Jacksonville on May 24. Wear Test of 2-Piece Flame Resistant Variant Begins From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs Based on a strong demand signal from the fleet, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command, on May 14, began fitting Sailors for a wear test to prototype a two-piece flame resistant organiza tional clothing variant. More than 300 Sailors at 34 afloat and opera tional shore commands in the U.S. and over seas will participate in the wear test. The trial period will run until September 2018 to determine if the twopiece variant will support all of the requirements for operational units. Wear tests are of the upmost importance to introducing new cloth ing to the fleet. We need feedback from Sailors to ensure what we ulti mately deliver is safe, functional, high-quality, professional looking and comfortable, said Capt. Mark Runstrom, direc tor of USFF Fleet Supply Operations and Services. From the onset, weve wanted this effort to be Sailor-driven and will rely heavily on Sailor input to make final design recommendations to Navy leadership. Participants were issued four shirts and four trousers to wear over the course of the test period and instruct ed to provide feedback to the focus group point of contact at their com mand. Sailors comments on look, comfort, dura bility and functional ity are strongly desired during this phase of the development pro cess. The information received from the par ticipants will be com piled for review by USFF, Navy Exchange Service Command and Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility to determine any design changes or implementa tion plan for the cloth ing. The two-piece design is reminiscent of wash khakis and utilities, a reflection of the Navys maritime warfighting heritage. Three different blouse colors will be test ed, with minor variations to pocket placement, clo sure, and size on each. Sailors E-6 and below will be given the option of a light blue blouse over dark blue trousers or a dark blue on dark blue design. Officers and chief petty officers are testing a khaki blouse over khaki trousers with the same design varia tions. As a part of this proto typing effort, Sailors are also testing four differ ent colors of flame resis tant, moisture-wicking undershirts, along with a low-cut molder boot as a part of the wear test. A riggers belt, ball cap and pin-on insignia will be worn with the proto type. Ultimately, USFF will make a recommen dation, based again on Sailor feedback, on whether pin-on or embroidered name tags and warfare/collar devic es will be prescribed for wear with the two-piece. Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Jamel Judgeowens, a wear test participant assigned to Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, expressed his excitement for trying out the new uniform. Im on shore duty, but I will be wear ing this uniform to and from work for the next four months in place of the Navy Working Uniform, he said. The two-piece feels pretty good and I like the new boots. I dont have to tie them, I dont have to blouse them and they are very comfortable on the inside. They fit well, so its pretty cool. Stay tuned for the results of this uniform test. USFF most recently approved and intro duced the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coverall for ship board wear and began the phase-out of the leg acy FRV coverall. Focus groups and post-test sur veys held during IFRV coverall testing revealed a strong desire among Sailors for a two-piece variant, which can pro vide an option for deblousing during certain evolutions or in hotter environments, and be worn in operational com mands at sea, in port, and off-base to reduce the number of daily clothing changes. To learn more about the design features, wear test locations or to pro vide feedback about the two-piece wear test visit mil/usff/Pages/2-pc-fr/ main.aspx. Finding cures. Saving children.St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 800-822-6344 A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service. St. Jude patient Natalie with her dad Mike, Technical Sergeant in the Air Force


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. June 7, 11 a.m.noon, Military Pay Issues, BLDG 1, FFSC This is a basic finan cial awareness brief dealing with all aspects of military pay concerns and issues that are com mon financial trends for the Service member and their dependents. Great financial 101 informa tion provided for mili tary compensations and entitlements. June 7, 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. June 11-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military person nel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separat ing from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to iden tify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process. June 12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Understanding Anger, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home. June 12, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., EFMP Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607 Would you like gen eral information about the EFM program and its benefits? Are you interested in learning about local community resources for special needs families? Would you like to connect with other special needs fami lies? Are you looking for a comfortable environ ment to share resources and experiences with other special needs fami lies? June 14, 11 a.m.noon, Financial Planning for Deployment, BLDG 1, FFSC Provides financial education, training, and guidelines associated with deployment prepa ration for service mem bers and their depen dents. June 14, 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. June 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m., What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702 The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. June 14, 5 p.m.7 p.m., Acing the Interview, BLDG 1, RM 702 From dressing for suc cess to answering those tough questions, let FERP help you develop expert interviewing tech niques. June 18-19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Entrepreneurial Track, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Understand the steps related to business own ership as a post-military career, learn how busi ness ownership might align with personal strengths and life goals, and gain fundamental tools and strategies asso ciated with executing plans for launching and growing a small busi ness. June 19, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Stress Management, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems associated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. June 20, 8 a.m.-noon, SAPR VA Continuing Education, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Credentialed Victim Advocates must com plete 32 hours of refresh er training every two years to maintain cre dentials and receive the latest SAPR Program updates. June 21, 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 ver ified and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). June 21, 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. June 22, 2017 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Move. mil Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 All military ser vice members or mili tary spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attorney, and know the dates you want to request for your Packup/Pick-up. Mens Health Month: Never Too busy To Focus On Wellness By Chris Lopez Chief of Strategic Outreach and Engagement, Military Health System Summertime, and the livin is easy or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a diffi cult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and outdoor gatherings after work and on weekends can disrupt established routines not to men tion ones best intentions to eat healthfully, exer cise regularly, and get a good nights sleep. For me, fitting in fit ness is a year-round challenge. I travel a lot, not only for my job with the Defense Health Agency but also for my obligations as a lieuten ant commander in the Navy Reserve. Im also working on a masters degree in national secu rity and strategic stud ies through a distancelearning program with the Naval War College; and my wife and I have three children ages 5, 3, and 1. Im constantly on the go, and I never know what I may find on the other side, in terms of a decent workout facil ity, available time, and healthful food options. My physical fitness routine is to work out five or six days a week: three or four days of mainly cardio work, such as running 6 miles, and two days of strength training. I honor this schedule even when Im traveling. When I was in Poland in March for three weeks of reserve duty, the base gym wasnt available, so I found a gym within walking distance of the base and used it reli giously. When Im in town and parenting duties over rule a gym workout, Ill take the kids to a nearby park with a playground. I use the monkey bars to do pull-ups, and I run around the little path there about a hundred times to get 6 miles in. I just make sure I get my workout while spending time with the kids, and the bonus is that Im modeling the culture of being physically active. Im a naturally big guy, and strength train ing is something Ive enjoyed since my high school and college football days. When it comes to healthful eat ing, though, Ill admit to having some trouble. One thing that makes it easier is to think about my dad. Although he was physically active, he had a heart attack when he was only 40, an age Im closing in on. That was 25 years ago, and Dads well today because he changed his diet. His health scare serves as my reminder for moderation and making good choic es. Also, my wife has been a huge influence. She introduced me to fish, not to mention portion control. Im not a big fan of fruit, but I love veg etables. A typical week day breakfast is a veggie egg-white omelet with a side of bacon. For lunch, I usually go to the DHA cafeteria and buy soup and one or two servings of whatever hot vegeta ble is being offered. When I traveled to Kentucky in May, I arrived at the hotel late and hungry. As tempted as I was to order Chinese food or a pizza, I wound up getting Uber Eats to deliver a McDonalds grilled chicken salad to my room. Id still like to lose a few more pounds, but Im down about 10 pounds from what I weighed last year. I feel confident Ill continue my streak of scoring outstanding on the Navys physical readi ness test. Most impor tantly, I feel good. When Im eating well and exercising regularly, Im more effective, more effi cient, and just better all around. We reap what we sow. With June marking Mens Health Month, Id like to encourage all men to take their health and wellness seriously. Make it a priority, no mat ter how too busy you think you might be. Keep in mind that God blessed you with one body, and no one else is going to take care of it for you.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 9 Jacksonville Honors Fallen Heroes By MC3 Kristopher S. Haley NPASE Detachment Southeast Tri-base Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, par ticipated in the City of Jacksonvilles Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall, May 28. Florida state governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville city mayor Lenny Curry, and Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, served as the cer emonys keynote speak ers, while, congressman John Rutherford, con gressman Al Lawson, and Jacksonville Chief of Staff Brian Hughes, were also in attendance along with city leaders, veterans, members of the Royal Australian Navy and nearly 1,000 patri otic guests who gathered to pay their respect to the men and women who gave their lives for this country. During the ceremo ny, Curry expressed his feelings of grati tude to the veterans that are a part of the city of Jacksonville, and those who have fought for freedom. The price of freedom is sadly, incredibly expen sive, said Curry. There are men and women that are willing to lay down their lives for us. What Im going to do when I leave here, and what I would ask those of you that are here, what ever it is you do today, whether its spending time with your family at the beach or at home, take a moment to pause and recognize that there is somebody thats not able to do what we do, because they gave it all so that we could. As a show of respect for those that gave their lives, Curry called for a moment of silence and returned to his seat. Following the silence, Scott was invit ed to speak. During his remarks Scott spoke of his military service and how it shaped his life I loved my military service, said Scott. One of my goals when I became governor was to make sure that this is the most military and vet eran friendly state in the nation. Following Scotts remarks, Rutherford and Lawson also spoke of how the military affected their lives, and Buck took the stage. Looking out into the audience speaks volumes of Jacksonvilles genu ine support to our fallen heroes, said Buck. Its an honor to be at this gathering to bear witness to one our national tradi tions. Buck spoke of the his tory of Memorial Day and of what it means to honor the fallen. On this day our nation takes time to honor those who have paid the cost of admis sion and comfort their families during their times of grief, said Buck after reading a quote from the museum at the Statue of Liberty enti tled 21 simple words. Col. Andrew Brigand commanding officer, Blount Island Command, and Rear Adm. Buck, along with other military representatives and civic leaders, placed wreaths in front of the wall to represent each branch of service, the City of Jacksonville. In addition, wreaths were placed for each of the six new heroes, whose names etched into the black granite wall, while Jacksonville Pipes and Drums played Amazing Grace. The names added were Gabriel A. Fuentes, Elgin E. Ross, Stephanie C. Johnson, Stephanie M. Hetland, Joseph J. Murray, and William R. Posch. The 13th Army Band and Young Mens Chorus of Jacksonville provid ed patriotic music for the event, and two F-15 Eagle pilots, assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing from Florida Air National Guard, per formed a flyover. The ceremony ended with the playing of Taps and a 21-gun Salute, after witch observers took a closer look at the wall and the wreaths that were presented. -Photo by MC3 Kristopher S. Haley Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet speaks to the audi ence during a Memorial Day remembrance event at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla. The wall, which pays tribute to fallen service members who called Jacksonville home, hosted military and city leaders, veterans and nearly 3,000 patriotic guests who gathered to pay their respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their nation. -Photo by MC3 Kristopher S. Haley A Marine lays a wreath for a fallen veteran during a Memorial Day remem brance event at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla. The wall, which pays tribute to fallen service members who called Jacksonville home, hosted mili tary and city leaders, veterans and nearly 3,000 patriotic guests who gathered to pay their respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their nation. Mayport Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 honored our nations mili tary service and sacri fice during their annual Memorial Day ceremony. Naval Station Mayports Southeast Regional Maintenance Center color guard paid tribute by pre senting colors to the event attended by local veterans and service members. -Photo by Bill Austin


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www.navymwrmay, on www.face, on our app, or by calling 904-270-5228. Events June 8: Mayport Movies: Sherlock Gnomes (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. June 9: Summer Family Bingo. 1 3 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Summer Family Bingo is the perfect activity to stay cool in the summer! Join us Saturday, June 9, July 14 and August 4 at 1pm for some great family fun and a chance to win cool prizes! The cost is $5 per person and includes 10 games for children 5 and older. June 9: UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2. 8 p.m. at Loggerheads Pub. Enjoy a beverage and watch this pay-per-view event for FREE at Loggerheads Pub. Undercard starts at 8 p.m. and the main event starts at 10 p.m. Open to all authorized MWR patrons. June 11: How to use the MWR Digital Library 24/7/365! 4 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon. FREE. All hands welcome. Sign up by June 10. We will assist you with logging on to the Digital Library for the first time and will help you navigate the program. Digital custom ers enjoy e-books and audiobooks, foreign lan guage learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and profession al and recreational read ing. (All hands welcome, 18+) June 12: Kids Story Time. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Bay Community Center (located in off-base housing on Assisi Ln off Mayport Rd.). FREE. Join MWR for a great kids story and creative activity. June 14: Beginning Beading: Pearl Necklace. 12 2 p.m. Learn to bead and cre ate a beautiful necklace you can take home for yourself or someone else. The class costs $22 and all supplies are provided. Sign up at Tickets and Travel by June 12. June 15: Mayport Movies: A Wrinkle in Time (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. June 15: Fathers Day Bingo Special. 6:30 p.m. at Beachside Bingo. Join us for our Fathers Day Bingo Special. All dads receive a free package when invited by a family mem ber or friend. We will be giving out double pay outs on all hard cards and there will be a deli cious snack table. Plus, we will choose a Father of the Year! June 16: Movies at Mayport: Tomb Raider (PG-13). 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. June 17: 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 June 14. (All hands welcome, 18+) June 18-23: Missoula Childrens Theatre. The Missoula Childrens Theatre is a non-profit organization that develops lifeskills in children through partici pation in the perform ing arts. This year they will be performing Robin Hood and auditions start on June 18 with perfor mances Friday, June 22 at 4pm and Saturday, June 23 at 2:30pm. Register by calling the Youth Activities Center at 904-270-5680 before June 14! June 21: Wire Wrapping: Shark Tooth Necklace. 12 2 p.m. Lean the basics of wire wrapping and cre ate your own shark tooth necklace! Personalize it and you can take home for yourself or someone else. The class costs $22 and all supplies are pro vided. Sign up at Tickets and Travel by June 19. June 21: Open Play. 5:30 7:30 p.m. in the Mayport Beacon. Join us the third Thursday of the month for our summer play dates! June 21, July 19 and August 16 we will beat the afternoon heat and play family fames and activities for all ages! No registration needed, its free, just so up and play! June 22: Mayport Movies: Storks (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. June 23: Movies at Mayport: Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13). 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. 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 play er with an established handicap at Mayport may participate. Sign up by June 18. June 29: Mayport Movies: Ratatouille (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. June 30: 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. The cost is $10. Please regis ter by June 28. Aquatics Now Aug. 12: Outdoor Pool Open Summer Hours. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Tuesday Friday and 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday Sunday and closed on Monday. June 11 Aug. 2: Summer Swim Lessons. Summer Swim Lessons run eight lessons Monday Thursday over a twoweek period. They are held in the mornings and are 45 minutes long. Registration for each ses sion is only $45 and is held at the Natatorium the Friday and Saturday prior to the start of each session. Session 1 is June 11 21, Session 2 is June 25 July 5, Session 3 is July 9 19, and Session 4 is July 23 August 2. Fitness Every Friday: Open Court Pickleball. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Spend your lunchtime playing Pickleball; its 50% rac quetball, 50% ping pong; 100% fun! June 13: 1,000 Pound Club Kickoff Event. 7:30 9:00 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Put your strength to the test and become a member of the Mayport Fitness 1,000 Pound Club! Lifter must meet or exceed 1,000 pounds 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 lift ers name on the 1,000 Pound Club board in the Fitness Center. Intramural Sports June 11: Co-Ed Softball Season Starts. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins June 11 and ends in August. June 13: Mens Soccer Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins June 25. July 14: Mens Gold Cup Soccer Tournament. 9 a.m. at the Mayport Turn Field. Teams will be awarded for 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd place, plus all participants will receive a shirt. The cost to join the tournament is $200 per team. Register at the Fitness Center by July 5. July 23: Mens Summer Basketball Starts. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins July 23 and ends September 27. July 25: Mens Softball Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins Aug. 6 and ends Sept. 27. Aug. 8: Captains Cup Tennis Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Season begins Aug. 20. Get Fit, Have Fun With MWR


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 7, 2018 11 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. June 8: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. June 15: 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 June 13. June 15: 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. June 17: 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 June 14. (All hands welcome, 18+) June 21: 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 license. Please sign up by June 5. (Liberty Patrons only) June 22: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or enter tainment venue in town. June 23: St. Augustine Day Trip. Meet at the Liberty Center at 9 a.m. for a FREE ride to St. Augustine! Sign up at the Liberty Center by June 21. June 25: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Tell us what you want to see on the calendar. June 27: 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 June 5. (Liberty Patrons only) June 28: Quick Start Kayak Workshop. Join the Liberty Center from 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m. on June 28 with Adventure Kayak Florida in this introduc tory workshop. You will lean the fundamentals for sage and enjoyable entry level paddlers. The class costs $55.25 and you must register by June 19. (Liberty Patrons only) June 29: 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. Spend Your Liberty Time With MWR Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You!


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