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NS Mayport Town Hall For Residents at Mayport Beacon on July 19 at 5 p.m. Event will also be aired on Facebook Live. MWR Hosts Events For Summer Fun Pages 10-11 USS Iwo Jima Continues Deployment Pages 4-5 -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) departs Piraeus, Greece, following a scheduled port visit June 10, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa. USS New York Starts Next Leg Of Deployment From 1st Lt. Sam Stephenson 26th MEU The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Piraeus, Greece, June 10, 2018, following a sched uled voyage repair and port visit. During the seven-day stop, New York completed maintenance normally done in its Mayport, Florida, homeport, ensuring the amphibious ships sustained operational readiness and abil ity to complete any U.S. 6th Fleet mission tasking. The approximately 400 Sailors and 700 Marines on New York also enjoyed the opportunity to engage with their hosts as both nations are committed to pro moting peace and stability in the region. Focused on strengthen ing U.S.-Greece partnerships, 20 Marines and Sailors gave back to the local community by helping perform minor preservation and maintenance work on a Muscular Dystrophy Association facility. As part of New Yorks regular ly-scheduled deployment, the Navy-Marine Corps team pro vides a forward naval presence in U.S. 6th Fleet that supports maritime security operations, crisis response and theater secu rity cooperation in European, African, and Middle Eastern the aters. The Sailors and Marines of USS New York thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Piraeus and the surrounding areas. Our crew took advantage of the beautiful landscapes, the rich cultural his tory, the amazing food and the warm welcome and hospital ity shown to us by our Hellenic hosts. Greece is a pillar of stabil ity in the region, and we contin CDS 40 Holds Change Of Command By Lt. Jack Dembowski Destroyer Squadron Four Zero Public Affairs Officer Capt. Brian Diebold relieved Capt. Angel Cruz as commanding officer of Destroyer Squadron 40 (CDS 40) during a change of command ceremony on June 8 at the Samuel B. Roberts Conference Room at Naval Surface Squadron 14s Headquarters. Cruz is a native of Miami, Florida and a 1990 graduate of the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was commissioned in October 1990, is a distin guished graduate of the Naval War College and holds a masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Cruz served in a vari ety of sea and shore assignments. At sea, his assignments include First Lieutenant and Boilers Officer aboard USS Moinester (FF 1097), and Engineer Officer aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) and USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photo by Lt. Jack Dembowski Capt. Angel Cruz salutes Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet, after being relieved as commanding officer of Destroyer Squadron 40 by Capt. Brian Diebold during a change of command ceremony on June 8. New Captain At SERMC Mayport By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs Capt. John Lobuono relieved Capt. Dave Gombas as Commanding Officer of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) June 1st in a ceremony on Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Lobuono reports to SERMC from his pre vious assignment as Waterfront Operations Officer, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego, Calif. Lobuono is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. His prior assignments include tours aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) where he completed two combat deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Prior to the change of command, Rear Adm. James Downey, Commander, Naval Regional Maintenance Center presented Gombas with a Legion of Merit medal for his accomplishments since assuming command of SERMC in July 2013. Downey lauded Gombas contribu tions to the ongoing readiness of the sur face fleet... During (his) tour, three amphibious ships relocated to the Mayport basin, an event that obviously present ed new challenges in the Southeast Region. Drawing on his extensive experience, he provided exceptional leadership and guidance in prepar ing the workforce to best serve these ships. Gombas left the Sailors and Civilians of SERMC with this message, I want to thank each and U.S. 4th Fleet Hosts 10th Anniversary Symposium By U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck and staff hosted a 10th anniversary symposium as a way to celebrate 4th Fleets reestab lishment, June 1. The symposium included a panel discussion between partner nation senior naval leadership and former 4th Fleet commanders. The purpose of the panel was to invoke discus sion covering common issues shared between the U.S. and partner nation navies. It was also an opportunity for local government and industry lead ers who attended to learn about the significant role 4th Fleet plays within the region. The panel was comprised of admi rals from U.S. and partner nations including: Rear Adm. Buck, Rear Adm. (Ret) Sinclair Harris, Rear -Photo by MC2 Michael Hendricks U.S. Navy Rear Adm. (Ret) Sinclair Harris speaks at the U.S. 4th Fleet 10th Anniversary Symposium as a panel member along with other U.S. and partner nation flag officers. The symposium panel opened discussion for pertinent questions related to the interoperability between navies and to inform all guests about the mission, history, and intent of the 4th Fleet. -Photo by Scott Curtis Capt. Dave Gombas, center left, and his wife Elizabeth are piped ashore for the last time fol lowing his retirement ceremony June 1st. Gombas was the commanding officer of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) from July 2013 until June 2018 and completed four years at the Naval Academy prior to serving on active duty for an addi tional 28 years. See CDS 40, Page 6 See SERMC, Page 6 See 4th Fleet, Page 9 See New York, Page 8


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 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. Summer Fun At NS Mayport School is out! Can you believe how quickly this year went? What do you and your familiy have planned for this down time? We have some amazing things onboard NS Mayport to keep the summer fun flowing! Bowling Have you visited our fantastic Mayport Bowling Center? This is a great place for summer family fun! Have you heard of the Kids Bowl FREE pro gram? Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowl ing EVERY DAY ALL SUMMER! This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and pro vide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. To get more information and register your chil dren go to www.kidsbowlfree. com/navy Here are some other bowling events you dont want to miss: Youth Co-Ed Bowling Age 5-18 (by January 01, 2018) Season runs July 7-Aug. 25. Games will be held Saturdays. Cost is $50 per person. League shirts provided, trophy award ed at end of season. Parent Meetings at the Youth Center on July 7 at 10 a.m. and July 10 at 6 p.m.. For more informa tion, contact the Youth Center 904.270.5680. Xtreme Family Fun Night every Sunday in June from 1600-1900! Cost is $13 per person and includes (includes shoes and kids hot dog or hamburger meal). Bring the kids out for 3 hours of X-treme bowl ing! Military Appreciation Wednesdays! Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center is Military Appreciation Day. Military and fam ily members can enjoy $1 games and $1 shoe rental all day, as well as $1 hot dogs and $1 fountain drinks from 10:30 am-5 pm. Christmas in July Join MWR for this Christmas in July cel ebration at the Bowling Center! 3 hours of Xtreme bowling which includes shoes, snacks, games and a special visit from Santa Claus! Plus, get photos with Santa! The cost is $5 per person in advance and $7 per person at the door (space available). For more information on any of these offerings call the bowling center at 904-270-5377. Youth Activities Center Youth Co-Ed Bowling Age 5-18 (by January 01, 2018) Season runs July 7-Aug. 25. Read more above under bowling or call the Youth Center 904.270.5680 Summer Camp There are 10 individual weekly sessions from June 4-August 10. The hours are MondayFriday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (limit 12 hours per day). Go to MilitaryChildcare.Com and request care, if space is available an offer will be made. Fees are deter mined by total family income. Dont hesitate, only a few spots left! School-Age Recreation (Elementary) is available at the Youth Center from 4-5:30 p.m. MondayFriday and select Saturdays from 1-5 pm. Missoula Childrens Theatre will offer a Free Camp June 18-23. They will produce a produc tion of Robin Hood with 2 performances Friday, 22 June and Saturday, June 23. Teen Center Teen Center is for children that are in middle school and high school. The ris ing 5th grade will have to wait until August to start the Teen Center. Call the Youth Center for more information on any of these programs. 904-270-5680 Mayport Movies Pop some popcorn, and bring the fam ily out to the Tortuga Room inside the Beacon! Fridays at 6PM on our 20ft screen. June Movies: June 8 Sherlock Gnomes (PG) June 15 A Wrinkle in Time (PG) June 22 Storks (PG) June 29 Ratatouille (PG) Reading Takes You Everywhere (28 April-11 August) DoD MWR Libraries has a fantastic Summer Reading Program! Earn incentives by log ging reading, attending events and completing activities this summer! This program is for ANY age! Register your fam ily here: www.maypo reader365 Summer Family Bingo Come play some B-IN-G-O on July 14 and Aug. 4 at 1 p.m.. The cost is $5 per person and includes 10 games for children 5 and older. Contact Beachside Bingo 904-270-7204 for more information Family Golf Join us for Family Golf on Sundays after 3 KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer A Tool for Assessing Your Spiritual Fitness As we all know all along that physical fit ness is important in our life even more important in the military. Its so important that we have standards to assess it twice a year which com prises of three timed events such as curl-up, push-up, and one of the cardiovascular event options. In fact, the 2018 PFA Cycle 1 is coming to a close at the end of this month. For those who performed with excel lent or better result dur ing the 2017 PFA Cycle 2, congratulations to you for having it validated for this cycle and be ready to do it again this fall! For those who just per formed excellent or bet ter so far this cycle, con gratulations to you on your result as well! Now, lets motivate others who have yet to complete theirs to get that result. We all know well that spirituality is another aspect of a human being and so some of us prac tice it devotedly. But do we all know that we also need to assess our spiri tual fitness every now and then, too? Do we all know that there is a tool called, Spiritual Fitness Guide for us to use to assess our own spiritual fitness status? If you have not heard or seen this, I would like to introduce it to you. Below is a spiritual fit ness guide, a self-assess ment tool anyone, liter ally, military or civilian can use. Our U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps pro duced this helpful guide for Sailors, Marines, Coastguardsmen, and their families to use throughout their military career and/or life. At first, this looks like the Navy Stress Continuum doesnt it? It is color coded in green, yellow, orange, and red, too. But this is for spiri tual self-assessment. Where are you on the guide? Our goal is to get back to the FIT, the green side to the left and always be ready for daily life challenge and mis sion. When you are spiritu ally FIT, you will have these seven indicators of Spiritual Fitness: Lifes meaning/ purpose; Hope for life/future; Sound moral decisions; Engaged with family and community; Able to forgive self and others; Respectful of others, and Engaged in corps values and beliefs. I hope you will use this to do self-assessment on your spiritual fitness and do it often. If you need some help with this, feel free to contact me or your unit chaplain. I care about you and am com mitted to helping with your Spiritual Fitness and it is absolutely con fidential. Chaplain Pon Chanthaphon CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER Rule Number One: Follow The Rules Years ago, I wanted to be Supermom, and for the most part, I was. I cooked, I cleaned, I nur tured, I maintained com plete control. Nothing could faze me. That worked for a while, and then, strange ly, my children started to think for themselves. No amount of time outs, gold stars, or wait-tillyour-father-gets-homes would convince my kids to obey me every time. My breaking point came during a family camping trip in 2003 at Cheatham Annex Naval Base in Virginia. Ever the idealist, I envisioned fun family game night in the cabin, meaningful talks under dappled sunlight, delicious barbecues, and gooey fireside s mores. It rained for four days solid. Thankfully, our cabin was equipped with elec tricity, and the sedative affect of the television was the only thing that kept us from going mad. On the fifth day, the clouds parted, and I was determined to salvage the experience with a perfect family barbecue We cooked hotdogs over a few sad charcoal briquettes, while the kids ran amok around the muddy perimeter of our camp. I set the algaestained picnic table with paper plates and chan neled June Cleaver, Cmon kiddoes! Time for din-din! When no one showed, I started to count, One, two. Only Lilly, our toddler, appeared, splattered with mud to her knees, so I stormed off to physi cally escort her older sib lings, Anna and Hayden, to their seats. I dont wanna eat it, Anna said, staring down at her cold mac-n-cheese and singed hot dog. No shoe, Lilly mum bled, just as I noticed her purple Mary Jane embedded in the mud a few feet away. I swat ted the gnats and tried to maintain my composure. I was sure smores would be a hit. We had to press the marshmallows against the metal grill to find any heat from the smoldering briquettes. In the end, the smores were stiff, and tainted with hot dog residue, but he kids were too busy fighting over Hershey bars to notice. Finally, we gave up. The cabins electronic nanny (television) lulled the kids into a catatonic state, and Francis and I collapsed onto the couch. Frustrated, my mind raced. Just then, a light blinked on in my head. I leaped off the couch to find the art supplies I had packed for happy family crafts that never took place, and scrib bled like a mad scien tist writing an ingenious formula. An hour later, my masterpiece was complete: The Molinari Family Rules were born. At home a few days later, I was deter mined to set a new and improved standard for our family. Ahem. I hereby call to order the first offi cial Molinari Family Meeting. Please take a moment to write your name at the top of this four page agenda, I pro claimed while pushing in Lillys booster seat. I unveiled The Rules in dramatic fashion and asked everyone to read them aloud and discuss at length. After 15 min utes, the kids slouched in their seats. After half an hour, their heads drooped onto the table. By the 45-minute mark, even Francis was nod ding off, so I ended on a positive note some thing about how much I loved them and hoped my message had sunk in. Several such meetings MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Fun, Page 3 See Rules, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 3 p.m. Families play 9 holes of golf on a shortened course, no more than 125 yards per hole. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 per child (children 8 years of age and older, must be accompanied by an adult). $2.00 for pull cart rental, no charge for kids golf club rental (if available). Electric cart rental is available at $8. Call Windy Harbor for more infor mation 904.270.5380. Save these Dates: Freedom Fest Join MWR in celebrating our nations Independence Day on Saturday, June 30 at the Sea Otter Pavilion. It will be fun for the whole family with inflatables, a rock wall, face painting and water slides from 1600 2000. Live music will start at 8pm and fireworks will start after 2100. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Mark your calendar and join the fun! Back to School Splash Saturday Aug. 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sea Otter Pavilion and base pool. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feedback about this article, she can be reached via email at or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact information to sched ule a meeting with her in Building One. From Page 2 Fun took place in the years after that ill-fated camp ing trip. Every time I felt things spinning out of control, I called another meeting. I always asked everyone to recite The Rules together. After each meeting, I felt rejuvenated, armed, and in control again. Now that I think about it, no ones behavior really changed all that much after our family meetings. Perhaps the meetings were only for my benefit. Was everyone in the family simply sacri ficing a couple hours of their time so Mom could regain her sanity? Embarrassed by this realization, I once con templated removing The Rules from our wall and making my pointless meetings a thing of the past. But then it dawned on me -my family had unselfishly put up with my family meetings just for me, which meant that they had mastered Rule #1: Be kind. For more wit and witticism from Lisa, go to From Page 2 Rules Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name:LS1 John Njenga Job: Logistics Support Representative Age: 32 Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD; originally from Eldoret, Kenya Favorite Hobby: Spending time with my family, playing soccer and mowing my lawn Hero: My son is my hero. He has been through a lot since birth. From being six weeks premature, being in the NICU for over two months and has also overcome a diagnosis of asthma. He is a fighter and the healthiest boy I know right now, no more sickness and he outgrew the asthma. Best Piece of Advice Received: Always give 110% in everything you do. Goal for the Navy: Stay Navy until the Navy sends me home, make the rank of Chief Petty Officer and apply for the officer program. The sky is the limit for me in my naval career. How has the Navy Improved Your Life? Growing up in a third world country where I didnt have this kind of opportunity, the Navy has improved my life for the better. I have been promoted several times and I am able to take care of my family finan cially. The Navy presents a lot of opportunities and all you have to do is work hard and reach for those opportunities. Command Answer: This Sailor is a great example of the diverse workforce our military thrives on. A profes sional Sailor who con sistently performs to an exemplary standard and is respected by subordi nates, peers and supervi sors alike. A family man, LS1 Njenga also balances his career while being an outstanding father and husband. Born in Africa and moving to the Unites States and joining the U.S. Navy shortly after, LS1 Njenga has a unique appreciation for the country he proudly serves. LS1 Njenga is a Logistics Support Representative for the Logistic Support Center, Fleet Logistics Command Jacksonville (FLCJ). His role is to support all U.S. Navy ships with material processing and movement, husbanding support in Mayport and the FLCJ area of respon sibility. Daily, he ensures criti cal parts are delivered to ships in a timely manner and facilitates coordina tion between the ships and other stakeholders to ensure all support requirements are met in the most expeditious manner. LS1 John Njenga


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Iwo Jima Sailors Look Forward To Using Updated TA Guidance By MC3 Kevin Leitner USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) The Navy announced changes to Tuition Assistance (TA) program May 21 in NAVADMIN 127/18 that are sched uled to come into effect June 1, 2018, increasing the limit of 16 semester hours (or equivalent) and allowing Sailors to use TA up to the Department of Defenses (DOD) fiscal year fund ing cap of $4,500. Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibi ous assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) will be able to utilize these changes following the completion of their regu larly scheduled deploy ment as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The changes are designed to expand Sailors professional development oppor tunities and enhance their degree comple tion timeline, said Chief Personnel Specialist Carlos Rivas, the edu cation service officer aboard the Iwo Jima. They support Sailor 2025 initiatives to retain the best and brightest talent. TA will continue to be paid up to the cur rent DOD limits of $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour or $16.67 per clock hour. Tuition exceed ing these limits, in addi tion to fees, books, and instructional materials, will continue to be the Sailors responsibility. Lifting the fiscal year limit of 16 semes ter hours and allow ing Sailors to use TA up to the Department of Defenses fiscal year funding cap of $4,500 allows the Sailor to pos sibly increase the edu cational load they are able to complete, said Rivas. If they pursue education at a more affordable school, the $4,500 allows for more possible classes. Sailors must continue to attain a C or bet ter for undergradu ate courses and a B or better for graduate courses to remain quali fied for the TA program. Reimbursement will be required from those not attaining these grades. With being a mem ber of the military, you need to have a high level of self-discipline to hold yourself accountable for your grades, said Aviation Electronics Technician 3 rd Class Kenneth Ivory, assigned to Iwo Jima. You learn that self-discipline in other aspects throughout your career and if you apply that to your edu cation you will succeed. Sailors are encour aged to review their education plans to take full advantage of this expanded TA authority as well as other oppor tunities to earn college credit, such as College Level Exam Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Services (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) offered through DANTES, which can further stretch their TA dollars. Iwo Jima is deployed in 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 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 Logistics Specialist 1st Class Toni Acid, from St. Louis, Mo. (standing), trains Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Rheava Lumbang, from Guam, in the stock control office aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 5, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Devin Hubbard, from Bainbridge, Ga., uses a pres sure washer to clean the flight deck aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 6, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Airman Joley Vessell stands Conflag Station 7 watch in hangar deck control aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 7, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of mari time security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC2 Andrew Murray Sailors tend the phone-and-distance line on flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), June 8, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), front, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), June 8, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Lt. Bond Robinson, aircraft commander of an MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7, June 8.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 5 -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Keith Pouliot, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Units Aviation Combat Element, performs maintenance on a fuel sponson in the hangar bay aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 9, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Fireman Easton Lane replaces a lightbulb in the starboard aircraft elevator machinery room aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 7, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Brittaney Spicer, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, troubleshoots communications and breathing functionality on the HGU-84/P aviators helmet in the flight equip ment work center aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 5, 2018. -Photo by MCSN Dary M. Patten Hull Technician 1st Class Derek Roslonek trains Sailors on a hose team in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a general quarters drill, June 9, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Mileika Miki, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, performs maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk, in the hangar bay aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 9, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Melissa Migot dons her cranial in the weapons staging area aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 11, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Lt. Brian Coughlin, aircraft handling officer, com municates with the flight deck personnel while observing operations from flight deck control aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 11, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic James Suddath reads a story for his daughter through the United Through Reading program in the chapel aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 9, 2018.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 In October 2006, Cruz assumed command of MCM Crew Conflict, a Blue/Gold rotational crew in support of Fifth Fleet operations. He deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf and com manded USS Ardent (MCM 12), a forward deployed ship operating from Manama, Bahrain. He also commanded USS Chief (MCM 14) in Ingleside, Texas. Crew Conflict won the Battle Efficiency award under his command. Cruz served as com manding officer of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) July 2010 to January 2012. During his tour, Samuel B. Roberts earned the Battle Efficiency award and participated in an Africa Partnership Station deployment to East Africa. Shore tours included assignments to Naval Control of Shipping as a Boarding Officer and Officer Recruiter for Naval Reserve Recruiting Command; Resource Requirements Officer on the CNO Staff of the Director, Surface Warfare (N86); dual assignments as Deputy Commander, Mine Countermeasure Ship Class Squadron and Chief Staff Officer, Mine Countermeasures Squadron TWO; Instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Command; Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Policy, and Strategy (N5) to Commander, Navy Reserve Force; and Deputy Director Full Time Support Officer Detailing and Augmentation Division (PERS-46) Navy Personnel Command. Diebold is a native of Brownsburg, Indiana and graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his commis sion in 1995 via the Enlisted Commissioning Program. Diebold reported to his first sea tour in 1996 onboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in Yokosuka, Japan where he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Navigator. In 1997, he reported to the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and completed an engineer ing tour as the Main Propulsion Assistant. Diebolds first depart ment tour was in USS Halyburton (FFG 40) where he served as the Combat Systems Officer. In 2005, Diebold assumed Command of USS Hurricane (PC 3) in San Diego, Calif., and in April of 2006 assumed Command of USS Sirocco (PC 6) deployed to the 5th fleet area of responsibility where he conducted operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Diebold reported as Executive Officer of USS Oscar Austin in February 2011, and assumed com mand of Oscar Austin in October 2012 where he deployed to the 5th Fleet areas of responsi bility and later deployed to the 6th Fleet area for Baltic Operations 2014 (BALTOPS). Diebold reported to Destroyer Squadron Four Zero in October 2017. Diebolds reported for his first shore tour to the Naval Post Graduate School where he earned a Masters of Science Degree in Information Technology Management in 2003. Diebold com pleted two Joint tours at U.S. Central Command in 2007 and 2014. In 2007, he served as an action officer in the Maritime Branch, Current Operations Division and later served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Current Operations. In 2017, Diebold served as the U.S. Central Command Theater Air and Missile Defense Branch Chief and fleeted up and served as the Deputy, Command and Control Division. From Page 1 CDS 40 every one of you for the effort you put in every day to get the ships to sea on time and fully mission capable. You make the difference between support and world class service. For more informa tion about Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), visit: http://www.nav RMC/SERMC/ SERMC From Page 1 A CFC participant. Provided as a public service.800-822-6344 Finding cures. Saving children. From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. 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 updates. FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families


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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 ue to deepen our defense and security relationships togeth er. The visit has strengthened the bonds between the U.S. and our Greek partners as we work towards mutual goals, increasing peace and prosper ity throughout the region, said Capt. Brent DeVore, com manding officer, New York The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard USS New York enjoyed their time over the last several days exploring the birthplace of democracy. Both Piraeus and Athens were wonderful hosts as we were able to spend our time learn ing about ancient Greece, enjoying Greek cuisine and reveling in the culture. Visits like these are important to both our unit and the United States as we see Greece as a pillar of stability in the region as we both work towards our mutual goals, said Lt. Col. Christopher Timothy, execu tive officer of 26th MEU New York is on a regular ly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Since arriv ing in February, its Sailors and Marines have provided a multi-capable amphibi ous presence that promotes a secure maritime environment and the free flow of legitimate commerce throughout the region. Strengthening alliances and partnerships during port vis its demonstrates the shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with Greece. New York and the embarked 26th MEU departed Mayport, Florida, Feb. 7, 2018, for its regularly-scheduled deploy ment as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). New York is part of the Iwo Jima ARG, which embarks the 26th MEU and includes the Wasp-class amphibi ous assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), New York, the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team 4 and 8, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group 2 and the embarked staff of commander, Amphibious Squadron 4. The 26th MEU is com prised of approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors and includes a command element, ground combat element, avia tion combat element and logis tics combat element. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquar tered in Naples, Italy, con ducts a 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. From Page 1 New York By Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado 26th MEU Marines and Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibi ous transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) and the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in Athens, Greece, to help renovate and revitalize its facilities June 7, 2018. The visit to Athens was part of a scheduled seven-day port visit to Piraeus where the New York and embarked forc es were able to explore, enjoy, and learn more about the host nation and stretch their legs from their time at sea. Community relations are an opportunity for us to strengthen partner ship with our allies, said Lt. Matthew Schilling, a chaplain assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th MEU. Its incredible to rein force a positive rela tionship. There was a language barrier but we managed to work togeth er. Its amazing to be a part of something bigger than yourself. The MDA is a nonprofit organization dedi cated to combating mus cular dystrophy by fund ing research, providing medical care, community services and educating the general public. The U.S. Navy often takes time to give back to communities it visits to strengthen relationships with NATO allies and to help promote the U.S. Navys global service. I volunteered for this, I figured it would be a new experience, said Cpl. Omar Flores Mendoza, a data Marine with the 26th MEU. When we are deployed all we think about is being ready 24/7 for months, it can be exhausting. The commu nity [event] was a good opportunity for a men tal break and help out an organization that focuses on helping others. The Marines and Sailors assisted with painting and making minor repairs to the walls. A new layer of paint goes a long way. When we first started the walls were in a desperate need of paint, Flores said. We started by plaster ing the small holes and cracks along the walls, then we waited until it dried then we sanded and prepared to paint. Once we finished, we saw an extreme difference. Marines and Sailors aboard the New York will continue to operate in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations providing a forward naval presence supporting maritime security operations, cri sis response and theater security cooperation in European, African, and Middle Eastern theaters. USS New York Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association In Athens -Photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado Marines and Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a community relations event supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Athens, Greece, June 7, 2018. The U.S. Navy often takes the time to give back to the communities it visits to strengthen relationships with NATO allies and to help promote the U.S. Navys global service. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. Dont Be The Butt Of NS Mayport By Barron Feit PWD Mayport Environmental Water Program Manager If you take a look around on the beach and along the sides of the roads, parking lots and sidewalks on Station you will most assuredly notice cigarette butts not just one or two, but handfuls. In this, our Naval Station is no dif ferent than most other communities around the world. Tossing ciga rette butts on the ground has become an accepted method of disposal for many smokers who dont think of cigarette butts as litter. While the exact num ber of cigarette butts lit tered each year is not known, the estimate is in the trillions. One esti mate is that just the fil ter portion of this many cigarettes would weigh more than two billion pounds. Every year dur ing the International Coastal Cleanup, ciga rette butts are the most abundant item found worldwide. Likewise, the organization Keep America Beautiful has stated that 34% of the total litter collected by the group in 2003 was cigarette butts. Discarded cigarette butts are more than just unsightly. The greater problem is that they are not biodegradable. In fact, the filter portion of the cigarette, though it looks like it is made of a cottony material, is actu ally made of a substance called cellulose acetate, a plastic that is slow to degrade. Most estimates are that it takes a ciga rette filter somewhere between 10 to 15 years to naturally degrade in the environment. Cigarette butts, like most other forms of floatable trash, have also been found ingested by marine ani mals. Ingestion of such items interferes with the animals ability to eat and digest food. Additionally, the ques tion has been raised as to whether the substances contained in used ciga rette filters are toxic and whether they can have a negative effect on organ isms in the environment. Cigarettes contain a wide variety of chemical compounds, including nicotine, formaldehyde, toluene, ammonia, and arsenic. Cigarette filters are specifically designed to absorb vapors and to remove chemical partic ulates from the smoke. A majority of the items that end up on the beach and in our rivers and oceans originate far inland and arrive there with other float able trash that washes through storm drains. Debris such as cigarette butts that is discarded on streets and other surfaces gets caught up in stormwater run off, moves to nearby storm drains, and flows through ditches to be deposited into creeks, rivers, and the ocean. One estimate is that 80% of cigarette butts littered on streets and sidewalks end up in water systems. Steps people can take to reduce cigarette lit ter and protect the envi ronment include using designated smoking areas; outfitting smok ing areas with cigarette butt receptacles; and emptying butt cans on a regular basis before they are full and polic ing smoking areas peri odically. Furthermore, smokers can use portable ash trays in their cars if they dont want to use the built-in ash tray. Remember, what you do on the street or beach ends up in our water ways. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! rf


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 9 Adm. (Ret) Victor Guillory, Brazilian Rear Adm. Alexandre Rabello de Faria, Chilean Vice Adm. Ronald McIntyre, Colombian Vice Adm. Evelio Ramrez Gafaro, and Peruvian Rear Adm. Alberto Alcala Luna. Following the panel discussion, guests toured the 4th Fleet facilities campus and were given a history brief detailing current and past operations. U.S. 4th Fleet was first established in in 1943 to help protect the vital allied shipping lanes in the South Atlantic. Throughout WWII, 4th Fleet is cred ited with sinking 18 German U-boats, 1 Italian submarine and halted or sunk an uncounted number of axis blockade runners. 4th Fleet was redesignated to Task Force 27 at the end of the war and was not stood back up until 2008 by then Chief of Naval Operations Gary Roughead. Now, U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Commands joint and com bined full-spectrum military opera tions by providing principally seabased, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain coop erative relationships with international partners in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stabili ty, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. From Page 1 4th Fleet 4th Fleet Hosts Staff Talks With Peruvian Naval Delegation U.S. Navy Story by U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, and staff hosted Peruvian Chief of Staff of General Command of Pacific Operations, Rear Adm. Alberto Alcal Luna and his staff for Maritime Staff Talks (MST), June 4-6. The MST with senior Peruvian naval officers supports the U.S. glob al maritime strategy by building and strengthen ing working partnerships with regional partners by improving interoper ability with face-to-face meetings. Looking back over the last year, Id like to use these talks this week to focus on the progres sion of interoperabil ity, said Buck. Its only going to be through the coordinated efforts of the Peruvian navy and the U.S. maritime ser vices working together, that we will be able to achieve both our objec tives, were going to demonstrate our long term commitment to one another and further the trust and confidence that we have between us. Upon the conclu sion of the MST, both nations will have a stron ger working relation ship and clear-cut goals for the upcoming year to enhance interoperability through numerous mul tinational exercises. I will say to our rela tionship is increasing day by day, said Alcal. My staff and I will con tinue to make the extra effort and take extra time to do these MSTs, because as you said Admiral Buck, UNITAS was a very good exercise and it shows that when working together, we can do anything. Peru is slated to par ticipate in exercises UNITAS and PANAMAX later this year. These multi-lateral exercises help improve the abil ity of participating naval forces to work and oper ate effectively in complex environments. -Photo by MC2 Michael Hendricks Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck delivers opening remarks during maritime staff talks (MST) with rep resentatives from the Peruvian navy.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 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.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 14, 2018 11 Spend Your Liberty Time With MWR Mayport Liberty Center 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 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. Transportation only. COMMUNITY RECREATION Auto Skills Center The Auto Skills Center can perform routine maintenance on your vehicle and we offer equipment and space for the do-it-yourself (DIY) customer. Our Safety Class is a one-time class required for our DIY cus tomers and are held on Tuesdays Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Adventures Whether youre an avid outdoors lover, complete novice, or somewhere in between, Outdoor Adventures has what you need to enjoy the great outdoors. We offer outdoor and party gear rental, clinics and class es to help you enjoy the area. Get outside with our rental camping gear, including Jon boats, boo gie boards, canoes, kay aks, tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags and more! We also sup ply party rentals includ ing tables, chairs, BBQ grills, bouncy houses, coolers, canopies and more; available for your next party whether it be a retirement, reenlist ment, hail and farewell or childs birthday. Tickets and Travel The Tickets and Travel Office offers discounted tickets to many attrac tions in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We also feature dis counted hotel reserva tions, cruise bookings and affordable Disney merchandise. Tickets and Travel has two loca tions. Our main office is on Naval Station Mayport and the Annex is in the Commissary parking lot. Currently, we are selling Lynyrd Skynyrd, Monster Jam, and Jaguars tickets. Tickets are limited so get your soon! MWR ENTERTAINMENT Beachside Bingo Test your luck at Beachside Bingo! We offer Bingo Nights, Lunchtime Bingo, monthly Bingo Specials and Summer Family Bingo. Lunchtime Bingo is on Wednesday at 11:30am and packs only cost $15. Night Bingo runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm. Our Bingo Specials feature double payouts. Summer Family Bingo is Saturday June 9, July 14, August 4 at 1pm and tickets cost $5. No matter who you are, we have a program for you! Bowling Center There is always something going on at the Bowling Center. Wednesday is $1 Military Appreciation where games, shoes are $1 all day and hot dogs and sodas are $1 until 5pm. Friday and Saturday night is Xtreme Red Pin Bowling from 8 11 p.m. where every game is just $3.50 and if you strike when the head pin is red you win a free game of bowling for your next visit. Sundays is Xtreme Family Fun Bowling from 4 7 p.m. where the whole family can bowl for 3 hours with shoes and a choice of a kids meal for $13. Recycling 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 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday Friday. Windy Harbor Golf Club The Windy Harbor Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course locat ed on Naval Station Mayport, which includes a driving range and prac tice green. Our weekly specials include Avoid the Crawl on weekdays starting at 3pm which includes 9-holes of golf and a cart for only $11. Monday and Tuesday enjoy All Play where 18-holes and a cart is only $25. Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day where the military community can enjoy 18-holes and a cart for only $20. Thursday between 10:28am and 11:53am you can Fill the Void and play 18-holes and get a cart for only $22. Sunday is our Family Golf day where families can enjoy 9-holes of golf after 3pm with their children, over the age of 8, for only $8 per adult and $4 per child. MWR Fitness 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 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. 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