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Mayport Water Report Released Page 8 Iwo Celebrates Fathers, Families Pages 4-5 Walking The Line -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie U.S. Sailors and Marines look for foreign object debris on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). 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 interests in Europe and Africa. Navy Accepts Delivery Of Future USS Thomas Hudner From Team Ships Public Affairs The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW), June 15. On June 12, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Hudner, will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, in Boston. After commissioning in Boston, she will make her way to homeport in Mayport, Fla. DDG-116 is named in honor of the late Capt. Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr. (Ret.), naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient. Capt. Hudner received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War when he crashed his plane in an effort to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the Navys first African American aviator. Capt. Hudner was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on April 4, 2018. During the delivery ceremony, a flag was raised onboard USS Thomas Hudner, which was previously flown over Arlington National Cemetery by Hudners former squadron, and also previously flown on USS Constitution Dec. 4, 2017, in honor of the day Hudner attempted rescue of Brown. The delivery of the future USS Thomas Hudner represents a very special milestone in this shipbuilding program, said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG-51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. The ship honors the legacy and heroism of Capt. Hudner and also represents the proud efforts of the shipbuilders at BIW. As the ship now prepares to sailaway and enter the fleet, it will continue the strong Aegis tradition in serving our Navy for decades to come. DDG-116 is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the fourth DDG-51 Flight IIA restart ships to deliver. The ship is equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, which includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defense capability incorporating Ballistic Missile Defense 5.0 and Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air. Aegis Baseline 9 IAMD destroyers have increased computing power, along with radar upgrades which improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense threats. These capabilities are designed to provide the Navy with a 21st century fighting edge. BIW is currently constructing four additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122) and Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124), as well as future Zumwalt class destroyers Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). As one of the Defense Departments largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, boats and craft. NS Mayport Town Hall For Residents at Mayport Beacon on July 19 at 5 p.m. Event will also be aired on Facebook Live. Mayport Gears Up For Freedom Fest By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will host its annual Independence Day Celebration, Freedom Fest, on Saturday, June 30. The event is located at the Sea Otter Pavilion, which is located between the Navy Lodge and the Beacon, and is catty-corner to the Outdoor Pool. The celebration kicks off at 4pm with free activities and attractions, and food and beverages available for purchase. At 8pm the fun continues with a live band, and the grand finale is at 9pm where Freedom Fest will provide the best opportunity of the year to watch fireworks on the beach. Its a great way to celebrate the countrys birthday in a fun, family atmosphere, stated Sarah Barthelemy, Special Events Coordinator. Freedom Fest features activities like water slides, rock climbing, bounce houses, and free access to the pool. Kids can take photos with their favorite superhero at the Character Costume Spot, and American food classics, like hot dogs and hamburgers, will be available for purchase. We are happy to have Austin Park back to perform for Freedom Fest this year, Barthelemy stated. Last year, they delivered an energetic and interactive performance. Pilot Program Pairs Senior Enlisted With Priority Billets From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs A new rating modernization initiative will provide active-duty, senior enlisted Sailors looking for their next billet the opportunity to get a jump on the process thanks to a new selection board pilot program, the Navy announced June 14. The Fiscal Year (FY)-19 Enlisted Advancement-toVacancy Selection Board, announced in NAVADMIN 144/18 is a pilot program where active-duty, senior enlisted Sailors apply for specific priority billets listed in the NAVADMIN and, if selected, are temporarily advanced to the billet paygrade. This pilot will be limited to critical E8 and E9 billets only. Pending the outcome of the pilot, we expect to expand this program to other enlisted paygrades. To be permanently advanced, Sailors must be selected for advancement via the normal advancement process. This program will give motivated Sailors an oppor tunity to take on positions of greater responsibility, while at the same time helping the Navy to better align our See Billet, Page 7 See Fest, Page 7


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 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. Free (Or Pretty Cheap) Summer Ideas For Families Lazy Days of Summer are here. What are your plans to make fam ily memories? Here are some FREE or low cost ideas. Ideas in the Summer Sun: The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails for you to explore and enjoy. From the trailhead next to the parking lot, a stabilized walkway encircles a beautiful two-acre lake. This trail gently descends about 25 feet from to the foot of the lake and then returns up a gentle slope on the opposite side to the trailhead. Interpretive signs and over 100 labeled plants enhance the loop. In addition, over three miles of rustic hiking trails wind quietly through a series of distinct ecological habitats. Along the trails, benches invite you either to pause and enjoy the view or to get in a good stretch during a vigorous walk. Open to the public 7 days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM. Extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 AM to 7 PM. 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225 http://www. jacksonvillearboretum. org Dutton Island Preserve The Dutton Island Park and Preserve is located just east of the Intracoastal Waterway, in the Atlantic Beach area of Jacksonville. Formerly known as Pine Island, it was renamed for a former owner, Walter Dutton. The City of Atlantic Beach purchased the island from Duttons estate in 1998, and developed the property in three phases between early 2000 and the summer of 2003. There are walking trails throughout the islands 42 acres. There are restrooms, picnic areas, a fishing pier, a canoe/kayak launch and a viewing platform that looks out onto the Intracoastal and its surrounding creeks and marshes. 793 Dutton Island Road West, Jacksonville, 32233 http://jacksonville. com/community/ shorelines/2011-07-27/ story/great-jacksonvilleparks-dutton-islandpreserve# Have a Picnic at Hanna Park Hanna Park is locat ed right next to NS Mayport. Extending over one and a half miles of beach and includ ing a public park area, Hanna Park offers visi tors several forms of entertainment, includ ing camping, biking, hiking, and their ocean front Dolphin Plaza. The park is opened year round, from 8 AM to 8 PM between the months of April and October, and 8 AM to 6 PM November through March. Access from the beach is free, though entrance to the park portions one dollar and camping starts at twenty dollars. If you want to learn more about Hanna Park and their services, call (904) 249-4700 or visit http:// ments/parks-and-rec reation/recreation-andcommunity-program ming/kathryn-abbeyhanna-park.aspx University of North Florida Hiking Trails For the outdoorsy, fitness-lover in all of us, the UNFs Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails are a must. Located on the outskirts of UNFs cam pus, the trails extend over five-hundred acres of natural and pro tected habitats. There are five different desig nated paths, each vary ing in length and land scape. The trails also include the Sawmill Slough Preserve, a three-hundred acre wet land habitat. Not only can you walk, workout, fish, and sight-see, but UNF also has equip ment rental services where you can checkout paddle boards and kayaks, and they also have a zip-lining course. UNFs nature trails are free and accessible to anyone. For more infor mation call (904) 6202998, or visit http:// ation/ecoadventure/ Trails.aspx Visit Kingsley Plantation If you are a history buff, you definitely want to check out the tours available at the Kinglsey Plantation. The Kingsley family occupied Jacksonville during the plantation period, and their residency is still preserved today. A tour of the grounds includes exploring the slave quarters, barn, garden, and kitchen home. The plantation house itself may also be viewed, but is not included in the regular weekly tour, due to structural maintenance. The Kingsley Plantation grounds are is opened year-round, with the exception of major holidays, operating Monday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Tours are available for the Plantation House on a limited basis Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM. If you have any questions, or wish to make a reservation, call (904) 251-3537. Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier Take in a breathtaking view of the Atlantic KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Setting Goals For Your Life What goals have you set for your life? As we live our lives we need to have some established goals that we are looking to achieve. Goals should be set concerning such things as what type of job you want, where you want to live, financial planning, marriage etc In all of the major areas of life we need to plan and work in a certain direction to accomplish the goals that we have established for ourselves. These goals should be realistic, yet challenging. The goals that we set should leave us better off than before. If we do not set benchmarks for achievement we can often finds ourselves with no direction of where we want our lives to go and, we are more or less, just along for the ride. The Christian Tradition teaches that the number one area of supreme importance in setting goals is to be found in our spiritual life. How is our relationship with the Lord? Is it where it should be? Many individuals today have no time for this most important relationship. The result of our busy lifestyle is that there is often little time allotted for dealing with God, in worship, prayer, and Scripture reading. In the New Testament Jesus tells us the proper order for prioritizing our lives saying, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). This means to seek first to know the Lord and fellowship with him and he will supply our every need. Ultimately, our primary goal in life is to be certain that our relationship with the Chaplain Shannon Skidmore CNSS 14 Chaplain CHAPLAINS CORNER See Fun, Page 3 Realizing Its Not All About Me Honey, my job is a priority, my husband reminded, after saying that he would not be home to help me pack for our family vacation. Every summer, Francis work seems to get in the way of our annual beach trip. Its become tradition for me to do all the planning, packing, dog-kenneling, kidnagging, and driving to North Carolina, while Francis shows up late because he has to work. This year, Francis was not only going to arrive at the beach after Ive made beds and chilled beverages, he was also departing early for work, leaving me to clean, re-pack, and make the twelve-hour drive home. So, I was feeling sorry for myself. Military spouses are expected to do everything, I thought while wrestling the heavy mower down the steps of our shed. The grass was so long, I had to stop every lap to empty the clippings. My nails were stained green, a flying bit of mulch speared my shin, and I stepped in dog doo twice. Im too old for this, I grumbled to myself. At one point, I saw my 80-something-year-old neighbor, Sandy, wav ing a crumpled tissue at me from her side of the fence. How have you been? I asked after silencing the mower. I have a problem with my teeth, she said, oddly. She went on to explain that her dog, a huge labradoodle named Zoey, had chewed up her bridge. I noted gaps in her molars as she spoke. Oh, I just love your dog, she said, look ing over at our yellow lab. Whats her name again? Hes male, and his name is Moby. I had told her this many times before. You know, she said, gesturing excitedly to the street with her hand, she got out and came over to my kitchen door one day! Sandy had also told me this before, about how smart our dog must be to have found Zoeys house. Your dog loves Zoey. Whats her name again? We went around in circles like this a few more times, talking about the same things we always talked about our dogs, which pine trees shed too many needles, Sandys old house in Connecticut. I glanced down at my watch. Still so much to do to get ready for vacation. I tried to make a break for it. Hey, could you come over with your dog so I can show you my cabin? Sandy pleaded. She had asked to show me her little log house several times since we moved to the neighborhood a year ago, but I had always avoided it. This time, guilt got the better of me. MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Goals, Page 6 See Me, Page 6


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 3 USS The Sullivans Honors Veterans With BAS -Photos by Lt. Daphne White Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) commit 20 veterans to their final resting place during a burial at sea ceremony. The Sullivans is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Sailors conduct a 21-gun salute during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The Sullivans is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) commits a veteran to their final resting place during a burial at sea ceremony. The Sullivans is homeported in Mayport, Fla., and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Ocean and Jacksonvilles expansive shoreline from the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, rocketing nearly a quarter mile into the ocean. Pedestrians, $1; children six and under, free; fishermen, $4. Tree Hill Nature Center Discover Floridas ecosystems at Tree Hill Nature Centers interactive, natural experience. Explore 50 acres of trails, a Florida natural history museum, butterfly and hummingbird gardens and live animal displays. Adults, $4; seniors/ students/military, $3; children $2. National, State, and City Parks With the largest urban parks system in the country, Jacksonville offers outdoor experiences for every level of adventure. From bird watching on the Great Florida Birding Trail at Huguenot Memorial Park to kayaking the creeks and tributaries winding through the Talbot Island State Parks and hiking the trails of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. Most parks offer free admission. Some entrance fees required, but are less than $5. Ideas with a Cooler Setting: Have you heard about Blue Star Museums? **FREE Admission** Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nations active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Here are the participating locations in Jacksonville. Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens Mandarin Museum & Historical Society MOCA Jacksonville Traveling elsewhere this summer? Check out their website for locations in other states. https://www.arts. gov/national/blue-starmuseums Sally Corporation Factory Tour For those of you interested in animations and amusement parks, The Sally Corporation Factory Tour is a mustsee. Along the tour you will explore several aspects of the company including the theatre, sculpture room, partake in various interactive demonstrations, and potentially encounter Rex, the companys large, animatronic dinosaur pet. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM through 1 PM. Sally Corporation does not hold tours in the months of July and August, and require that all tour participants be at least seven years or older. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (904) 355-7100, or visit company/tours/. Downtown Tunnels The tunnels located in downtown Jacksonville are there for those of you who want to let your inner Indiana Jones loose. The tunnels are remnants of old bank and vault systems that existed downtown, and secretly extended underground. Though most of the tunnels are now sealed off, a two block section that contains a few restaurants, offices and galleries, stretches underground between 121 West Forsyth Street and the BB&T Bank Building. If you want to check out a closed off section of the old tunnel system, AdLib Luxury Tours & Transportations Jacksonvilles Top to Bottom Tour is offered every Tuesday and Thursday for an affordable price. Ideas for Water Fun: Floridas Natural Springs: Florida has more springs than any other state (and most other countries) is related to the states geology, weather, and subsurface water flow. The springs in Florida are not geothermal or hot springs. They represent the end of the pipe of the Floridan aquifer, a layer of relatively shallow limestone underground that stores virtually all of Floridas groundwater. In some areas the limestone is very close to the surface and this is where springs form. The water underground stays at a constant 68 to 70 degree temperature. To locate these natural wonders visit this website: http://www. Have other great ideas for family fun? Please drop me an email so I can share in the future! Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feedback about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact information to schedule a meeting with her in Building One. From Page 2 Fun


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Dandelions: Iwo Jima Sailors Speak To Families With United Through Reading By MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs Parents aboard the Wasp-class amphibi ous assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) will have missed more than 180 bedtime stories when they return from their 2018 deployment. United Through Reading is a program that allows Sailors and Marines to connect with their chil dren when deployed for months on end. Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic James Suddath is on his second deployment with the Iwo Jima and recorded himself reading Sheep in a Jeep for his five-year-old daughter, Jessika. When Im home, Im normally the one who puts the kids to bed, said Suddath. Ill read my daughter a story, almost like I did there. As a parent, they cant physically be there for their family, but want to be a part of their childrens life, said Machinist Mate 3rd Class Kathy Mejia, a United Through Reading facilitator. They take this seriously and want to be a part of their childs life no matter how far away they are. Not unlike a military child, the dandelion is resilient and capable of blooming almost any where it takes root. Reading their children a bedtime story over 5,000 miles away Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Gabriel Vazquez and Suddath teach the quintessen tial lesson of a dande lion, to their dandelions. We stay strong and keep the big picture in mind, said Vazquez. It gives me an opportuni ty to connect back with the family and get my daughter interested in reading. With more than half of their deployment com pleted, Sailors aboard Iwo Jima have stayed true to their duty, as have their families back at home. They are strongwilled and stay busy, said Suddath. Hopefully she [Jessika] hears my voice and still has that feeling of my being there, but Ill be back soon. Iwo Jima is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in sup port of maritime secu rity operations to reas sure allies and partners, and preserve the free dom of navigation and the free flow of com merce in the region. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group embarks the 26th MEU and is comprised of Iwo Jima (LHD 7), New York (LPD-21), the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 4 and 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 commander, Amphibious Squadron 4. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Gabriel Vazquez reads a story for his daughter through the United Through Reading program in the chapel aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 9, 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 Senior leadership from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Amphibious Squadron 4 cut a cake in celebration of Fathers Day in the ships Suribachi Memorial Room, June 17, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Senior Chief Damage Controlman Andre Bannis (left) and Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Bryan Valentine serve Sailors and Marines ice cream on the mess decks aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 16, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jennifer Knight, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, reads the Hospital Corpsman history in medical triage aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the 120th Hospital Corpsman birthday celebration, June 17, 2018.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 5 -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Joshua Collins gives respirator training to Sailors in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 12, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Machinist Mate 3rd Class Shawn Zimmerman enters a space with a PKP bottle during a simulated dam age control exercise aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Christian Jack demonstrates the proper don ning procedures for a respirator in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 12, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Machinist Mate 2nd Class Travious Mizell fights a simulated class bravo fire in the forward main machinery room aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 16, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Electronics Technician 3rd Class Oswaldo Rosado, from New York, inspects the WSC-3 line-of-sight communications group in the transmit and receive room aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 18, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Ortega moves a pallet during a replenish ment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 14, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Machinists Mate 2nd Class Kevin Rumphol checks a centrifuge tube in the oil lab aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 14, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Chase Dickerson, from Springfield, Ill., clears a .50-caliber machine gun on the port-side gallery decks aboard the Waspclass amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 16, 2018.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 SERMC Mayport Gas Turbine Shop Participates In ANZAC Memorial Service By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs Australians recognize Anzac Day as one of their most important national holidays, marking the anniversary of the first major combat action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I at Gallipoli. The memorial service here was led by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at Memorial Park in Jacksonville. ANZAC is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as the Anzacs and initially took heavy casualties at Gallipoli, but became known for their fearlessness and determination in battle. The pride Australians and New Zealanders took in the Anzac name a century ago continues today. Over the years the meaning has broadened to include those who lost their lives in all the military and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved. Anzac Day is a legend not of sweeping military victories so much as triumphs against the odds, of courage and ingenuity in adversity. Its a tradition in which Australians have gone to war with ever since, said Senior Chief Gas Turbine Technician Tony Walsh (Royal Australian Navy), who works at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) through the military foreign exchange program. The exchange program helps foster strong partnerships by providing Officers and Sailors the opportunity to share professional knowledge across continents and cultures. The ceremony began promptly at dawn, when in battle the half-light of dawn was one of the most favored times for an attack. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken in the dark before dawn, so by the time first light crept across the battlefield they were awake, alert, and manning their weapons. Initially the dawn memorial ceremony was reserved for veterans, but today families and young people are encouraged to view the service. I am glad my Sailors had a chance to participate in such a unique and moving ceremony. It reminds us how special the people are that we work with, said Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Adam Dixon. I dont want my Sailors to ever give up, and the Anzac memorial service today was a perfect example of that mantra. During the ceremony wreaths were placed at the base of the Life statue, a bugler played the Last Post, and two minutes of silence was observed to commemorate the lives of Australians who died during all wars. The program concluded with the playing of the national anthems of the United States and Australia. -Photo by Scott Curtis A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Squadron Leader in ceremonial dress uniform stands next to Sailors from Southeast Regional Maintenance Centers (SERMC) Gas Turbine Shop. The red poppies on their uniforms symbolize the first plant to flower on the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium during World War I. In soldiers folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. Lord is right. Let us trust Christ and seek to be found faithful to him? The Lord Jesus tells us, I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). May we receive that peace that the Scriptures tell us comes through faith (Ro. 12:1). Following faith in Christ, all other goals should flow from a desire to be faithful to God and his Word in all areas of our lives. The apostle Paul tells us, Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Col 3:23). We need to bring our hopes, dreams, wishes, and desires under the authority of Christ. In doing this we will have a successful life setting and achieving the goals that God has called us to obtain. From Page 2 Goals We entered Sandys kitchen door, and she giggled when Moby lapped from Zoeys bowls. She shuffled me through her tiny kitchen, an unused guest bedroom, and the log living room. Home Shopping Channel was on the television. A dusty ceramic Christmas tree sat on the mantle with cards from her grown children who lived out of state. Sandy told me to climb the stairs to the loft to see the dollhouse that she had put there in case grandchildren ever visited. They were too old for dolls now. Having seen her cabin, I poised myself to make an exit. Sit for a minute, would you? Sandy gestured to a creaky wicker settee and smiled widely despite the gaps in her molars. Ill open the window so we can smell the sea. Sandy talked more about her old house in Connecticut, her grown children, and the dogs, before she asked me if I wanted to see her doll house. I explained that Id already seen it. Oh, yes whats your name again? I wrote my name, address, phone number and Moby (male dog) in large block letters on an index card Sandy retrieved from a kitchen drawer. You can bring Zoey over to play at my house next time, I told her. Walking home, I remembered the board games I needed to pack, the damp grass I needed to cut, the laundry I needed to finish, and the 12-hour drive I had to make to the beach with the kids. And I was grateful. For more wit and witticism, go to www. From Page 2 Me 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 21, 2018 7 Austin Park plays a genre of modern rock and country music, and will return to the Freedom Fest stage at 8pm. The grand fireworks finale will highlight the event at 9pm. It is the perfect opportunity to watch fireworks on the beach in a relaxed atmosphere, Barthelemy concluded. More information on Freedom Fest can be found online at or on Facebook on the MWR Mayport Page. From Page 1 Fest senior enlisted leaders to the places we need them to be, said Capt. Rick Cheeseman, direc tor, Career Management Department, Navy Personnel Command. The selection board is scheduled to convene Aug. 13 and applications to the board must be postmarked no later than July 9. For Sailors to be eligible, they must meet the following criteria: Must meet all eligibility requirements for the regularly scheduled FY-19 Active Duty SCPO or MCPO advancement selection boards. Applicants must receive a favorable endorsement from their commanding officer (CO) via a NAVPERS 1306/7. Applicants must sign, and have their CO witness, a NAVPERS 1070/613 with the following statement: I understand that by submitting an application for consideration by the FY-19 Enlisted Advancement-toVacancy Pilot Selection Board I am certifying that I am assignable to any billets for which I applied and will execute orders to those billets if directed. Applicants must possess any required Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes for the billets advertised or have the experience to obtain the NEC en-route to the billet. Specific pre requisites for each bil let are outlined in the NAVADMIN. Sailors who have sub mitted voluntary Fleet Reserve/retirement requests are not eligible. A full list of available billets, board application and communication pro cedures can be found in the NAVADMIN at www. From Page 1 Billet From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. 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 com pletion of CRS is veri fied 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 individual goals, com plete a Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and to identify 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 attor ney, and know the dates you want to request for your Pack-up/Pick-up. June 25-29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree 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 mem bers understand the overall Transition GPS program, the require ments to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families expe rience during the tran sition process. June 25, 6 p.m.7 p.m., IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and con nect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! June 28, 11 a.m.-noon, How to Survive the Holidays, BLDG 1, RM 607 This workshop is designed to assist Service members and families in developing a holiday spending plan, provide tips for smart shopping and post-hol iday financially plan ning. June 28, 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 individual goals, com plete a Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and to identify family roles. FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families Celebrating Fathers -Photo by Paige Gnann Fleet and Family Support Center and Base Chapel personnel host a bar beque lunch for fathers at the Seagull Pavilion on June 14.. No Dough Dinner The Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on June 25 from 5-7 p.m. NAS JAX USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on June 27 from 5-7 p.m., at FRA #91 locat ed at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists on active orders, and their depen dents SECRET C.O.D.E. OF COMPELLING COMMUNICATIONS UNF will host a free, one-day workshop designed to help mil itary-affiliated entre prenuers and business professionals effectively communicate with their customers. This event is free to Active Duty mili tary, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans and military spous es. The event will be on Thursday, June 21 st from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.Breakfast, lunch, parking, and a copy of Ten Public Speaking Tips to Inspire & Lead book by Fred Haley are included. Register at military-veterans/ETV. aspx Military Appreciation Night At Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Thursday, July 26 th from 6-11 p.m. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax USO, Mayport USO and ITT Kings Bay for $5. Kids 3yrs and under are free. Wristbands include unlimited access to Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Wacky Worm Rollercoaster and Frog Hopper. These wrist bands are only open to ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS and their dependent children only. Back To School Bash & Military Appreciation Day Greater Jacksonville USO and The YMCA along with other spon sors will host a Military Appreciation Day for all Active Duty, Reservists and National Guard on Saturday, July 28. Please join us for a funfilled day focused on the health and well-being of you and your family. This event will be held at the following loca tions Winston Family YMCA, Barco-Newton Family YMCA and St. Augustine YMCA. The event is free, but please register online at: www. FLMilitaryB2SBash2018. THE USO MOBILE APP The USO Mobile app gives service mem bers and their families the ability to quickly check-in on arrival. You can download the USO Mobile App using the Apple App Store or Google Play. Back To School Back Pack Drive The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are col lecting school supplies and back packs to sup port military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9am-5pm and a the Mayport USO office M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Click on the picture on the left to download the information. For more information about activities or meet ing availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the center at 2560 Mayport Road. USO NEWS Mayport Works Towards Resiliency From Public Works Mayport Mayport is implementing improvements to make the base more resilient. The Navy has directed its staff to improve the resiliency of its bases. This means the ability of its system to anticipate, resist, absorb, respond to, adapt to, and recover from a disturbance that affect its bases. Mayport Naval Station is implementing this requirement by upgrading its emergency gen erators for some of its mission critical facilities. This project will add generators to the following buildings. The project has been funded to add an emer gency generator to the drinking water well 4D facility. It has also been funded to move the emergency generator from the old steam plant and install it at the Galley. Plans also call for the reconfiguring of an emergency generator at the security building at the Gate Complex and adding an emergency generator at the Gate Complex and its associated buildings. The plans also call for adding an emergency generator at building 1554 at the NMCI Server Room and at the Public Works Department building 1966. These upgrade will make the base more resilient says Requirements Manager Kendall Thomas and will continue to improve our capa bility to respond to disturbances and emergen cies at the base.


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 2017 NS Mayport Water Quality Report From NS Mayport Public Works The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, Public Works Department, NS Mayport, Florida (PWD Mayport), is your water utility service provider. We are very pleased to provide you with this years Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is, and has always been, to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is three deep wells which draw from the Floridian Aquifer. Treatment of your water supply includes aeration for odor control, and disinfection through chlorination. In 2017 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. This assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are sixteen potential sources of contamination identified for this system with low to moderate susceptibility levels. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep. PWD Mayport, routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period January 1 st to December 31 st 2017. Data obtained before January 1, 2017, and presented in this report, are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. In the table below you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we have provided the following definitions: Action Level (AL) the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Maximum Contaminant Level The Maximum Allowed (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal The Goal (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Residual Disinfection Level (MRDL) The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. Addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Not Applicable (N/A) No value limit or restriction has been applied to this particular parameter. Non-Detects (ND) indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Parts per billion (ppb) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Parts per million (ppm) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals, and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. PWD Mayport, is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http:// safewater/lead. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing you with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding. In December 2017 we failed to resample the source water well following a positive Total Coliform result in the distribution system per the Ground Water Rule. Resampling taken in the distribution system were satisfactory and were clear of any presence of Total Coliform. Sampling resumed on the well in January 2018; this sample was satisfactory and was clear of any presence for Total Coliform. For further information or questions concerning this report, please contact your PWD Mayport Utilities Branch, at (904) 2703515. Additionally, Navy personnel who live off-base, or in private residences, can also contact PWD Mayport for general questions on water quality, or to determine who to contact for information on the water utility servicing your area. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/ CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). TEST RESULTS TABLE NAVSTA MAYPORT Inorganic Contaminants (Tested Triennially) Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation Y/N Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination Barium (ppm) March 2017 N 0.026 N/A N/A 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits Fluoride (ppm) March 2017 N 0.62 N/A 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories; water additive which promotes strong teeth when at optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm Sodium (ppm) March 2017 N 22 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Note: The results in the Level Detected column are the annual average of quarterly averages. The Range of Results is the range of results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling sites for Stage 1 monitoring. Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation Y/N Level Detected Range of Results MCLG or MRDLG MCL or MRDL Likely Source of Contamination Chlorine Residual (ppm) Monthly N 0.87 0.6151.05 4 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo/yr) MCL Violation (Y/N) Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb) Quarterly 2017 N 21.66 14.3720.59 N/A 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) (ppb) Quarterly 2017 N 73.74 57.1883.5 N/A 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection Lead and Copper (Tap Water-Tested Triennially) Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) AL Violation Y/N 90th Percentile Result No. of sites exceeding the AL MCLG AL (Action Level) Likely Source of Contamination Copper (tap water) (ppm) JulyAug 2016 N 0.038 0 of 66 sites 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Lead (tap water) (ppb) JulyAug 2016 N 0.67 0 of 66 sites 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 9 Something Good Is Cooking -Photo by AO3 Rebecca Ibarra Naval Station Mayports Second Class Petty Officer Association (SCPOA) fired up the cooker for a good old fashioned seafood boil on June 15 at Kavanaugh Park. Above, Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Ross holds up some of the crawfish prepared by the SCPOA. Below, members of the SCPOA pull out a collander during the seafood boil. Brilliant On Basics From Chief of Naval Personnel, Public Affairs Office As our Navy grows for the first time in nearly a generation, we need Sailors who are personal ly engaged in the success of our Navy as well as their own personal suc cess. We also need lead ers who encourage and enable this. NAVADMIN 095/18 introduced Brilliant on the Basics II and is a charge to reinvigorate our efforts to foster an environment where Sailors and their families want to stay Navy. As Navy transitions to a growing force, over the next five years we will grow to an enlisted endstrength of 344,800, an increase of about 21,000 personnel from FY17 to FY23. To retain the force to meet this increase Navy has adapted personnel policies to support this growth and Sailors can expect improved reten tion incentives, advance ment and leadership opportunity. The career choices, flexibility and transpar ency offered by Sailor 2025 programs, as well as the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act changes we are working for officers, will be critical elements to help influence the stay Navy decision. Finally, our continuing MPT&E system trans formation is designed to enable Sailor 2025 initia tives, move our systems into the 21st century, and vastly improve custom er service to our Sailors and their families. These programs are just begin ning to deliver and will reach their full potential in about 18-24 months. However, the labor market is already tight and getting tighter. It is harder to attract and retain personnel who would be drawn to another workforce. This will significantly chal lenge our ability to grow the force. This competition for talent will be won by retaining the right Sailors with the right skill sets who consider Navy their employer of choice. This retention effort is not just for our command teams, this is an all-hands effort. We must all be Brilliant on the Basics of retention. The basics of reten tion include six key programs: command sponsorship, command indoctrination, career development boards, mentorship, ombudsman programs, and recogni tion programs. These six basics form the enduring founda tion upon which every successful career is launched. In many cases, these efforts rep resent our first oppor tunities to prove we are truly concerned with the well-being, profes sional success, and fam ily support of our Sailors. These actions set the tone by which shipmates and families ultimately choose to stay Navy. Ensuring these basic retention programs are properly implemented in your command is an investment in the future of our Navy. On April 23, Brilliant on the Basics II Part B message on providing an engaged environment as a key to success in retaining our Sailors was released. All of us are responsi ble for creating an envi ronment for our Sailors to feel truly vested in their Navy. Everyone has a role to play in each of these programs. Read both messages at My Navy Portal (MNP) and see how you can help your command be Brilliant on the Basics. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! rfntb n bn


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www., on mwrmayport, on our app, or by calling 904270-5228. Events 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 player 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. crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. This is a great day trip to just sit back and relax while you tube the crystal clear river. The cost is $10. Please register by June 28 at the Liberty Center (all hands welcome 18+). June 30: Freedom Fest. 4 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 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 4pm 8pm. Live band, Austin Park will perform at 8pm and fireworks will start after 9pm. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Mark your calendar and join the fun! June 30: Movies at Mayport: Gringo (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. July 3: 3 rd of July Bingo Special Join MWR for our 3rd of July Bingo Special at 6:30pm. Celebrate our countrys independence by wearing red, white, and blue. We will be giving away double payouts on all hard cards, playing the coin and speed games, and having lots of fun! July 5: Summer Embroidery. 9 11 a.m. at the Beacon. Embroider your own summery design. This class includes professional instruction and supplies, and tickets are only $18 per person. All MWR patrons, 14 and up, can purchase tickets at Tickets and Travel before July 3. Space is limited, hurry and get your tickets now! July 7: UFC 226: Miocic vs Cormier. Enjoy a beverage and watch this pay-perview 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 21+. July 9-13: Kids Summer Craft Camp. 9:30 11 a.m. at the Beacon. Join us for craft classes all week long! Kids ages 5 to 12 years old can join for a day for $15, or all week for only $60. Sign up at Tickets and Travel to save your seat! July 9: How to use the MWR Digital Library 24/7/365. 3 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon. We will assist you with logging on to the Digital Library for the first time and will help you navigate the program. Digital customers enjoy e-books and audiobooks, foreign language learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and professional and recreational reading. All hands welcome. Sign up by July 7. July 10: 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. July 14: 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 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. July 14: Movies at Mayport: Blockers (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. July 19: 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! July 19: Crabbing. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Join MWR and learn crabbing techniques to catch blue crabs. Cost is $5 and includes bait, line and nets. Bring your own bucket or cooler if you plan on keeping your catch. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by July 17. All skill levels are welcome! *A Shore Fishing License is required from the state of Florida. The license can be obtained for free from the local tax collectors office or can be purchased for a small fee online at myFWC. com. July 21: Movies at Mayport: Super Troopers 2 (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. July 28: Movies at Mayport: Truth or Date (R). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. July 21: Beginner Car Care Class. 1:30 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center. Learn the basics of car care including fluid checks, weekly and monthly checks, and how to change a tire. Space is limit 8 active duty dependents only. Preregistration is required at the Auto Skills Center by July 20. July 22: Christmas in July. 4 7 p.m. to at the Mayport Bowling Center. Join MWR for this Christmas in July celebration at the Bowling Center! We will have 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). July 28: Gennie Springs Day Trip. Spend the day swimming in clear water at Gennie Springs. Enjoy the peaceful environment made up of natural Cypress and hardwood trees. Space is limited and the cost is only $15. Sign up at the Liberty Center before July 25 to join the fun! Open to all hands. 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 classes. 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, and more.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 21, 2018 11 Spend Your Liberty Time With MWR The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. June 22: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or entertainment 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 bowling 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 introductory 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. July 1: 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 markers for only $15 (pay at GTF). Sign up dead line is June 28. (All hands welcome, 18+) July 4: Fireworks Viewing. The van departs at 7pm. Sign up at the Liberty Center by July 2. July 5: Surf Fishing. 2 p.m. behind the Liberty Center. Learn how to surf fish! All equipment is provided but you must have valid FL Fishing License. The class is only $5, and is for Liberty Patrons only. Sign up by July 3 at the Liberty Center inside the Mayport Beacon. July 6: Movie Trip. 6 p.m. Van departs at 6 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or entertainment venue in town. July 11: 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 bowling at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is July 9. (Liberty Patrons only) July 13: Volunteer Opportunity: Feeding Northeast Florida. Help Feeding Northeast Florida and do something good for the community. Van departs at 11:30 a.m. Sign up by July 11. July 14: Beaches Freedom Festival The van departs at 1pm for the Beaches Freedom Festival! Join us for live music, food trucks, and more! Please sign up before July 11. July 15: Paintball. Join the Liberty Center and GTF Paintball for a day of epic battles. Trip includes transportation. Van departs the Liberty Center at 9am. No gear, no problem! GTF offers all of your paintball equipment, safety gear, field fees and 500 markers for only $15 (pay at GTF). Sign up dead line is July 12. (All hands welcome, 18+) July 21: Liberty Lock-in The Liberty Center is staying open all night and we will have games, food, and movies. July 25: 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 bowling at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is July 23. (Liberty Patrons only) July 26: Microwave Magic. 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Living in the barracks or heading to college, learn to cook more than Ramen noodles in your microwave! Space is limited and free for Liberty patrons, $5 for all others. Deadline for registration is July 23. 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. Now 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 session 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 1,000 Pound Club: 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 lifters name on the 1,000 Pound Club board in the Fitness Center. June 22: The Mayport Gauntlet. The Mayport Gauntlet is a two-part race on Friday, June 22, featuring a 5k Run at the Fitness Center at 8:00 a.m. and a 1-Mile Obstacle Run on the Turf Field at 4:30 p.m. Its FREE! The first 100 registered get a t-shirt and the top finishers get a medal! Register at the Fitness Center today! Intramural Sports 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 and ends Oct. 18. Get Fit With MWR 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 battery? Bring your recyclable 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 located on Naval Station Mayport, which includes a driving range and practice 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. Let MWR Entertain You


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