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No Paper Due to the July 4 holiday, The Mirror will not publish a July 5 edition. For more information, call 270-7817 ext. 1011. Keep Kids Busy With MWR Craft Camp Pages 11 New Parental Leave Program Released Page 6 Mayport Town Hall at Mayport Beacon on July 19 at 5 p.m. DoD Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership From Dept. of Defense The Defense Departments Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn, the virtual profes sional networking platform. Military spouses will soon have access to a free LinkedIn Premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-changeof-station move, including access to more than 12,000 online professional courses through LinkedIn Learning, as well as access to LinkedIns military and veterans resource portal. The mem bership is also available for the spouse of a service member who is within six months of separation from the military. The partnership with LinkedIn will offer mili tary spouses a great opportunity to advance their careers during their times of transition, said Eddy Mentzer, associate director of family readiness and well-being in DoDs Office of Military Community and Family Policy. Spouses will be able to access a global network of professionals any time, from any place. They can plan their next career step before they move, as soon as they have orders [for a per manent change of station]. More Than Networking A premium account includes enhanced insights comparing users to other applicants, on-demand learning, and use of the InMail feature, where users can send direct messages to LinkedIn members theyre not connected to. As corporate interest in hiring military spouses steps up, DoD and LinkedIn will be using the military spouse LinkedIn group to connect spouses to each other and employers. It is important for military spouses to see LinkedIn Premium as more than just enhanced networking. LinkedIn has developed a learning path specific to military spouses to help them find and succeed in remote, flexible, and freelance work opportunities, Mentzer said. Additionally, LinkedIn provides enhanced resources for spouses that own and operate their own business as well as for employers to search the military spouse com munity for potential employees. The LinkedIn partnership is designed to help military spouses overcome a common challenge, sustaining steady employment. The number one contributing factor to military spouse unemploy ment is continual relocation from duty station to duty station. On average, active-duty military per sonnel move once every two to three years, more than twice as often as civilian families, and mili tary spouses move across state lines 10 times more frequently than their civilian counterparts. Empowering Spouses Empowering our community of military spous es to reach their personal and professional goals Beat The Heat From Staff Summers here and the temperature is rising, so please be aware of the need for caution when participating in physical activities outdoors. In the last five years, the U.S. Navy has recorded 698 instanc es of heat stress, two of which were fatal. Working or playing in hot weather can lead to illness or death if youre not prepared. There is a heat index flag system to help assist you in the deci sion making process. It is as follows: white flag80 degrees and underunrestricted physical activity may be carried out; green flag-80-84.9 degrees-unrestricted physical activity may be carried out; yellow flag85-87.9 degrees-phys ical activity is advised only for personnel who have been working out in similar weather for a minimum of 10 days; red flag-88-88.9 degreesphysical activity is advised for personnel who have been working out in similar heat for 12 weeks or more; black flag-90 plus degrees-vig orous outdoor activity is prohibited. The flags are flown at the flag pole in front of the MWR Fitness Center, Building #1391. You can also call the them at 2705451 to find out the heat index flag. Steve Carman, Athletics and Fitness Director for MWR Mayport, said the Fitness Center offers a lot of alternative group and individual exercises to keep people out of the heat. Both indoor and outdoor pools are now open. The outdoor pool is open for recreational swim full time from noon-6 p.m. TuesdaysFridays; 11 a.m.6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 10 a.m.7p.m. on holidays. Active Duty, DoD civilians, dependents, and chil dren ages 2 or under are free. Entrance fees for guests are $3. Indoors, Masters Swimming is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the Natatorium. Swing stroke training and lap swim is also available throughout the year to help improve PFT scores. Along with the pool, Carman said there are two studios in the gym that are available for command PT sessions. Although it is not rec ommended, Carman said if you are determined to exercise outside, make sure to pre-hydrate before your session and keep hydrated through out the session. Also, try exercising early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun isnt so hot. To minimize the like lihood of heat-related illness, Sailors and civil ians should familiar ize themselves with the Heat Stress Index and avoid strenuous activ ity or the heaviest work during the hottest times of the day, said Capt. Paul J. DeMieri, M.D., the Naval Safety Centers Flight Surgeon. They should hydrate frequent ly, about a cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes in extreme heat, and avoid consuming liquids with -Photo by Paige Gnann Preston Williams, 6, beats the heat of summer by looking for sharks teeth at the shoreline of Naval Station Mayports beach on Monday. Preston is visiting his grandparents who live on base. Want to make sure you have a safe and fun summer? Pay attention to the temperature and how it can affect your body. Team Ships CMDCM Visits SERMC Sailors By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs Sailors at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) play a key role in maintain ing and modernizing the Navys Surface Fleet so Combatant Commanders know they have combatready naval forces that are ready to deploy any where at any time. To that end, the Navys Team Ships Command Master Chief, Tony Perryman, Sr., spent time with Sailors here recently to help them understand how SERMC fits into the Team Ships responsibility to sus tain Fleet capabilities and readiness through improved maintenance and modernization. Perryman said the Navys operational and maintenance commu nities had to find a way to get Sailors more pro ficient at fixing downed systems and repairing their gear while under way. The operational Fleet demands our ships be maintained and repaired by Sailors at sea, espe cially during sustained combat operations, and we are focused on training our Sailors, Perryman said, adding that his office was mak ing sure surface ships have the equipment, spare parts, technical documentation and more to help crews at sea. In battle with denied com munications, he noted, you are not going to have the ability to phone home. For Sailors, duty at SERMC provides a unique opportunity for fast tracking pro fessional growth. A gas turbine mechanic on sea duty rarely gets into the internals of the engine. Sailors stationed at SERMC could spend their entire tour tak ing engines apart and rebuilding them, while earning NAMTS (Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy) Navy Enlisted Codes (NECs). A NAMTS NEC certifies they are more proficient than their peers without NAMTS training, and its proven they perform better than the average on advancement exams, said Osbert Teek Teekasingh, SERMCs NAMTS Coordinator. Most of the junior Sailors, even those with sea duty, report to SERMC as an appren tice, but when they leave they have learned See Heat, Page 6 See Spouse, Page 6 See SERMC, Page 7


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 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. Summertime Moves Made Easier For most kids, sum mer vacation means a laid back time of year. This includes countless weeks playing outdoors, outings with friends, bik ing, swimming or having other fun in the sun. For many military families, however, summer is the time for relocating to a new community once duty station orders have arrived. Permanent change of station (PCS) transi tions, often fall between June and August, they involve dreaded good byes to close friends and heading to an unfamiliar place. A summer move might be fraught with anxiety. Children will be leav ing friends and starting a new school in the fall. While your focus might be about housing, a job, and new clothes due to a climate change, your children hone in on what will have the greatest impact on them: school. Roughly 16 million American families move each year. Military chil dren average 6 moves over the course of their childhood. The adjust ment can be hard on kids. One of the keys to making it easier is time. Psychologist Gary Santavicca says, In gen eral, the more prepara tion you have, the easier a transition is. So, he says, start talk ing about the move as early as possible, include the kids. Have them get online to learn about their new school and what has been going on there like athletics, clubs, and grade level activities. Different things to help them feel like theyre helping to make it happen, and its a family project, he says. Totally preventing moving anxiety may not be possible, but attempts to do so can benefit all in the family not just the children. Consider three key elements: reli ability, routine, and rela tionships. By promoting these three elements, youll experience a more positive move for every one. PCS Tips for Children It is critical that your children have the enough time to say good-bye to the family members and friends theyre leaving behind. Encourage them to exchange contact information. Allow your children to help with separating and packing. Explain the process of how the move will work and where the military is sending you, how long it will take to get there, and how/when you will find a new home. Keep in mind that small children may have difficulty dif ferentiating a PCS from a parents deployment. Most questions and fears can be eased when you sit down and have a moving conversation with your child. Let chil dren be present on mov ing day as the boxes are packed and movers take away your belongings. Make sure children have an opportunity to pick out favorite things to take along on your trip to your new duty station. Give children a special job on moving out and moving in day so they feel a valuable part of the process. When parents trust the move, they will send a positive mes sage to children about the good place they are going, and especially, the school they will encounter there. Your feeling of reliability will be transferred to your children, helping them to feel confident about the move and the school experience. It is easy to distrust the unknown, so reliability should be developed through famil iarity and a pattern of helpful response. If your child is too young to do an inter net research about the school, you can help. Finding out the start and end times, cost of the lunch, sports schedules, and clubs available will provide information to ease the transition. Also check with the School Liaison Officer and/or the Youth Sponsorship Program coordinator at the new installation for names of students at the school who would be willing to become email buddies. Knowing some one before you even get to school can relieve some of the anxiety about who will I know or who will sit with me at lunch? Call the SLO at your current installa tion and they can get you in touch with the SLO at your new installation. Routine is another key element to reducing anxiety because it pro vides structure to the childrens day and secu rity in knowing what to expect. The School Liaison Officer may be able to put you in contact with the schools coun selor. The counselor can provide information about the lunch sched ule, PE routines (includ ing uniforms for middle and high school stu dents), backpack rules and other information which may not be posted on the schools website. As you approach day one at the new school, estab lish a regular bedtime routine and morning routine. Decide if your child will pack a lunch or buy it. Make sure that he has clothes that are appropriate for the schools dress code. It may be a little tricky to do this before you move, but it will certainly less en fears and questions KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Being A Father Is Being A Good Dad Well, another Fathers Day has come and gone. Time sure flies by quick ly. By the time some of you read this you may be wearing your new pair of socks, underwear, tie, or perhaps something a bit more exciting. Many of us may not have learned to value our fathers until we got older or became a father ourselves. Mark Twain said, When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so igno rant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Most fathers are good at working and pro viding for the family, and thats great because the Bible says, if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever (1 Timothy 5:8). But sometimes, beyond working hard, we men start to drop the ball at being a good husband and father. Its more than just working hard to provide for your family. Im sure most fathers want to do a good job at being a dad but may sometimes feel like they dont know how. Being physically present is the first step to being a good father. Paul Pettit of Dallas Theological Seminary offers the fol lowing advice about fatherhood: Stay with mom and show up at the dinner table each night. But more than that, be emotionally and spiritu ally present as well. Tell your kids you love them and that you believe in them. Be a loving, serv ing, leader in the home. If you can do this you can be a good dad. Ephesians 6:4 reminds us as fathers to be lov ing to our children, to not provoke your chil dren to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, teach them and instruct them about the Lord. The spiritual aspect of being a dad is what often seems to get neglected the most. Ive heard parents say, Im not going to take my kids to any certain church. Im gonna let my child decide and make that choice on his own. While this may sound noble at first, it is unwise and contrary to the teaching of Scripture. We dont take this approach to other important things in our childrens lives, so why would we leave the spiritual welfare of our children up in the air with no parental direc tion? Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Always remember these com mands I give you today. Teach them to your children and talk about them when you sit at home and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up (Deuteronomy 6:5). So Dads, yes, it is your responsibility to lead your children spiritually as well. Get involved in a local church and provide for the spiritual heath of your family. Its a vital part of being a father. Chaplain David Martin CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER See Fun, Page 3 The Wheels Of Change Are Rolling Along This summer, my hus band and I must decide whether our daughter should take a car to col lege in the fall. We are wary about insurance payments, fender-bend ers, speeding tickets and expensive mechanical troubles. Worse yet, col lege kids who have cars are tempted to engage in risky activity such as road trips, tailgating, and transporting kegs, stolen mascots, and/or sorority sisters in their trunks. But, the drive to Syracuse University is a real pain. Six hours of mind-numbing Upstate New York highways is not my idea of fun dur ing Thanksgiving break. In considering this decision, we have thought back to our own college days. After a year of driving for hours through bor ing pig farms to pick me up at Miami of Ohio for holidays, my par ents were ready to let me hitchhike back from school if need be. So in the fall of my sophomore year, I packed my 1974 Volkswagen Beetle with clothes, posters, and my popcorn popper, and off I went. It wasnt long before my parents fears about giving me the car were realized. It was Labor Day weekend, when folks flock to Riverfest, Cincinnatis end-ofsummer celebration with music, food and one of the largest fireworks dis plays in the Midwest. There wasnt much going on in Oxford, so four sorority sisters and I decided a road trip was in order. I responsibly filled the Beetles tank with gas and checked the oil. I covered the tear in the horsehair-stuffed back seat with a fresh piece of duct tape and put a cas sette in the tape deck. The battery was temper amental, but I was pre pared, having perfected popping the clutch by myself, pushing it from the drivers side then jumping in and putting her in gear. The Bug and I were ready. On the ride to Cincy, I heard a funny sound coming from the back left wheel. I stopped to look under the fender but couldnt see anything obvious, so we kept driv ing, making it safe and sound to the Ohio River. We spent the day ogling cute guys, rubber ducks, grilled sausages, and fireworks. After an earsplitting finale, all half-a-million people headed to their cars in one gigantic human wave. It seemed like every one was on Interstate 75 all at once. Six lanes of wall-to-wall traffic, all moving at 60 miles an hour. My little Bug was somewhere in the middle of it all, chugging right along, keeping up with the pack. Just then, I heard that funny sound again. It was getting louder, but there was nothing I could do. I was surrounded by moving cars on all sides. Just then, I felt a jerk, then a loud boom. The entire car shifted back and left as we careened MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Wheels, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 3 once you are in your new location. Being proactive can minimize your time spent struggling with incidents related to move anxiety. Starting the move with positive com munication and continu ing with efforts to estab lish reliability, routine, and relationships will ensure a smoother move. Tips to help make the first days and weeks eas ier: Learn your childs schedule. If your child doesnt bring a schedule home from school, ask the teacher to send you one, or pick one up in person. Stay positive. If youre excited about the move and the new school, it will rub off on your kids, even if they dont want you to know it. Get to know your childs teacher and help her know your child. If your spouse is deployed, be sure the teacher knows. Help teachers remember that they need to share the beginning of school information that your child missed. Listen to your child. Instead of asking, How was school today? (answer: OK) or What did you do in school today? (answer: stuff), try to ask specific ques tions like, What story did your teacher read today? or, for an older child, What experiment are you working on in science? For more information, go to Choosing a School for your Child offers a checklists and pertinent questions which will assist parents in making schooling choic es. Go to parents/schools/find/ choose/index.html Military OneSource is a useful resource for obtaining information on schools. Access the service at www.militaryonesource. com or toll free from the United States: (800)3429647; from overseas: (800)-429-6477; or over seas collect: 1-484-5305908. Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): MCEC www. is a non-profit, world-wide organization which iden tifies the challenges fac ing the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these chal lenges in military and educational communi ties, and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. Military Youth on the Move: http://www.mili ily-and-relationships/ military-youth-on-themove This website is designed to provide relo cation and outreach sup port to military youth. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feed back about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@ or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 2193894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact informa tion to schedule a meet ing with her in Building One. From Page 2 Fun Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name: CS2(SW) Ashley Turney Job: Flag Culinary Specialist Age: 27 Hometown: Birmingham, AL Favorite Hobby: Reading, Powerlifting and Community Service Hero: My dad, Elliott Turney Best Piece of Advice Received: The best career advice I received is to stay focused and continue to move forward. Goal for the Navy: Commission as a Nurse Corps Officer by 2019. How has the Navy improved your life?: Since joining the Navy, I have improved my leadership skills and with that my confidence has increased tremendously. I increased my duties and responsibilities to help better serve the Navy and my junior Sailors. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted?: While assigned to U.S. FOURTFLT, CS2 Turney went above and beyond the call of duty in all aspects of her job in the month of May. She prepared over 16 different meals for the Ombudsman, a Flag Officer and the Admiral. As the RPPO for the Headquarters, she ordered, tracked and received mate rials valuing 900 dollars in support of daily operations and as the build ing manager, she submitted work requests to maintain the headquar ters aesthetics and 100% operability. CS2 Turney provided the best cus tomer service and has been a huge asset for U.S. FOURTHFLT. CS2(SW) Ashley Turney down the highway. My girlfriends started to scream, and as I held the useless steering wheel, I screamed too. Somewhere in my pan icked peripheral vision, I saw my wheel bounc ing across the highway. The back left axle was dragging directly on the asphalt, sparks spray ing into the air in a mas sive arc as we fishtailed across three lanes of traf fic. Miraculously, the vehi cles parted like the Red Sea, and we ground to a gradual stop. My shaken friends and I got out of the paraple gic Beetle and wondered how we were going to get back to school. We didnt realize there were countless good citizens (lecherous males) ready to offer five blondes a helping hand (grope) and a room for the night (motel) if we so desired. As luck would have it, there was an hon est mechanic behind us who retrieved the wheel from a ditch and put my Beetle back together. Apparently, the whole mess had been caused by a broken cotter pin a tiny piece of metal that held the wheel onto the axle and I made it back to my dorm that night no worse for the wear. I never told my parents about the incident. For me, the experience was a rite of passage, in which I gained a wealth new knowledge about inde pendence, responsibility, cotter pins, flying sparks, lecherous males, and human kindness. And for my parents, ignorance was bliss. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota From Page 2 Wheels Keep Your DEERS Info Up To Date From TRICARE Do you or your family member expect to expe rience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), including planning to move this summer? If so, your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To remain eligible for TRICARE coverage, you must keep your information current in DEERS. DEERS is a computerized database of active duty and retired service members, their family members and others who are eligible for TRICARE. Proper and current DEERS registration is key to getting timely, effective TRICARE benefits. Its essential to update and verify your informa tion in DEERS anytime you have a QLE. This is especially true dur ing the summer moving season. After you arrive at a new duty station or location, update your information in DEERS. Your Social Security number (SSN) and the SSN of each of your covered family members must be included in DEERS for your TRICARE coverage to be accurate. You have several options for updating and verifying DEERS infor mation. You can make changes in person, by phone, online or by mail. Add or Remove Family Members In person : Visit a local ID card office. Find an office near you at rsl. Update Contact Information Phone : Call 1-800538-9552 (TTY/TDD: 1-866-363-2883) or fax updates to 1-831-6558317 Online : Log into mil Connect at https://mil Mail : Mail updates to: Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office Attention: COA, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771 Only sponsors can add a family member in DEERS. But fam ily members age 18 and older may update their own contact information. 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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Iwo ARG Continues Maritime Patrol -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Logistics Specialist 1st Class Kiara Howard, from Wabbaseka, Ark., right, hands her Navy cash card to Personnel Specialist 1st Class Ryan Felkner, from Waco, Texas, at the disbursing office aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to withdraw cash, June 21, 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 pre serve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Personnel Specialist Seaman Tatyana Gordon, from Pine Bluff, Ark., partici pates in egress training aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 20, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime secu rity operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navi gation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Yeoman 3rd Class Jozef Berisha, from Bronx, N.Y., demonstrates how to put on a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in the personnel administration office aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during SCBA training, June 21, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest An MV-22B Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibi ous assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 20, 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 pre serve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Ensign Daniel Jonas stands watch as the conning officer in the pilot house aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 20, 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 Kevin Leitner Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Trenton Eisch, from New Glaurus, Wis., and Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Damion Reece, from Jamaica, prepare oxygen bottles for offload in the hangar bay aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 21. -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Aviation Support Equipment Technicians prepare oxygen bottles for offload in the hangar bay aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 21, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deploy ment 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 naviga tion and the free flow of commerce in the region.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 5 -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Elyjah Johnson monitors the trash sorting bins on the mess decks aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 18, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deploy ment 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 naviga tion and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Logistic Specialist Seaman Elvin Rios sorts direct turnover parts aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 18, 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 Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jarvis Reed performs maintenance on a hydraulic press in the airframes shop aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 18, 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 Interior Communications Electrician Seaman Steven Rutter inserts a battery into a universal power supply aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 19, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Jordan Spires, left, and Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Austin Pohl verifies serial numbers on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter turbine aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 18, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deploy ment 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 naviga tion and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Jake Denault performs maintenance on the disintegrator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 19, 2018. -Photo by MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest Aviation Boatswains Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Darius Ward stands watch in pri mary flight control aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 20, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime secu rity operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navi gation and the free flow of commerce in the region. -Photo by MC3 Kevin Leitner Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Austin Pohl, from Wichita, Kan., sands down a diamond plate on a hub and blade stand in the hangar bay aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Navy announced the establishment of the Military Parental Leave Program in NAVADMIN 151/18, released June 21. The new program increases parental leave and combines the cur rent family leave policies into one. The Military Parental Leave Program also aligns the Navy with recently released Department of Defense guidance pertaining to changes about parental leave. Under the new pro gram, parental leave for the secondary caregiver increases from, 10 days to 14 days, and consoli dates Adoption Leave MILPERSMAN 1050420, Paternity Leave MILPERSMAN 1050430 and Maternity Leave MILPERSMAN 1050435 into the Military Parental Leave Program MILPERSMAN 1050-415 that will be published at a later date. The program applies to all active duty Sailors. Reserve Sailors who were performing active duties, or mobilized more than 12 continuous months, and are the par ents of a qualifying birth or adoption on or after Dec. 23, 2016 are also eligible. The three family leave categories under the Military Parental Leave Program are: Maternity Convalescent Leave is a six-week (42 days), nonchargeable leave period for the Sailor who gives birth, commencing the first full day after a Sailor is released from the hospital following a birth. Primary Caregiver Leave is a six-week (42 days) non-chargeable leave period for the par ent who gives birth or is designated with primary responsibility for car ing for the child or chil dren following a birth or adoption. Secondary Caregiver leave is a two-week (14 days) non-chargeable leave period for the par ent not designated with primary responsibility for caring for the child following a birth or adoption. Details about the leave periods are described in NAVADMIN 151/18. Based on a commands readiness require ments, members on or within three months of a deployment will nor mally have to defer executing Primary and Secondary Caregiver Leave until return of the deployment. Commanding Officers, in extenuating circum stances and where oper ational requirements allow, may authorize members to take paren tal leave. Navys parental leave program supports Sailor 2025s goal of removing obstacles that negatively influence a Sailors deci sion to stay Navy when they are looking to start or raise a family. Sailor 2025 is the Navys program to more effectively recruit, devel op, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow. It consists of approximately 45 living, breathing initiatives and is built on a framework of three pillars a mod ern personnel system, a career learning continu um and career readiness. More information on Sailor 2025 can be found at local/cnp/mptestratde sign.asp For complete details on the paren tal leave program read NAVADMIN 151/18 at New Parental Leave Program Released is part of maintain ing a healthy military community, said A.T. Johnston, deputy assis tant secretary of defense for military commu nity and family policy. We encourage military spouses to take advan tage of the LinkedIn Premium membership opportunity as just one of many tools available to them through the SECO program. Military spouses inter ested in the LinkedIn Premium upgrade can visit MySECO for more information and to learn how best to maxi mize this new service. Eligible military spous es are expected to have access to the LinkedIn Premium membership later this summer. The DoD established the SECO program to provide education and career guidance to mili tary spouses worldwide, offering free compre hensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching ser vices six days a week. This program may fur ther develop partnership with private sector firms such as LinkedIn for purposes of enhancing employment opportuni ties for military spouses pursuant to author ity in Section 1784 of Title 10, United States Code. The formation of such partnerships does not signify official DoD endorsement of any such private-sector entity or its products or services. Learn more about the SECO program by visit ing Military OneSource or calling 800-3429647 to speak to a SECO career coach. From Page 1 Spouse any caffeine or alcohol. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the heat index takes into account both humidity and air tem perature. The higher the heat index, the hot ter the air temperature feels, since sweat does not evaporate and cool the skin. OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report that most common heatrelated illnesses are heat stroke, heat exhaus tion, heat rash, and heat cramps. Its important to become familiar with signs of heat illness and know the basics of how to start treatment, DeMieri said. Heat Exhaustion is a serious heat-related ill ness. Symptoms include elevated body tempera ture, decreased urine output, headache, nau sea, vomiting, dizzi ness, weakness, irrita bility, thirst, and exces sive sweating. If you notice these signs in a shipmate, take them to a medical clinic or dial 911. While you are wait ing for medical person nel to arrive, move the person to a cooler area and give them liquids to drink, remove all unnec essary clothing, place a cool compress on their head, neck and face or have them wash their head, neck and face with cold water. Heat Stroke is the most dangerous heat illness and can lead to death if not treated immediately. Symptoms of a heat stroke are ele vated body temperature, confusion, seizures, hot, dry skin or excessive sweating, or loss of con sciousness. If you notice these symptoms in a shipmate, dial 911 imme diately. Also, move the person to a cool area, wet them with cool water, place cold wet clothes, or ice on their body and stay with the person until help arrives. DeMieri said its important to take all heat illnesses seriously. Heat cramps are usu ally caused by exercise or heavy exertion in warm weather and most com monly affect localized muscle groups, he said. They can be a precur sor to more severe heatrelated injury and can usually be managed with rest, decreased activ ity, and increased fluid intake. Take the follow ing steps to keep cool when working out doors: drink water or sports drinks frequently, make sure to eat regular meals throughout the day, schedule frequent rest periods and create a buddy system so you and your shipmates can check on one another. Susanne Greene of Naval Safety Center Public Affairs contribut ed to this article. From Page 1 Heat FLTCM Smith Temporarily Assumes Duties of MCPON From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Communication Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson announced today that Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith has tem porarily assumed the duties of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). The announcement comes after Richardson accepted an offer yester day from Master Chief Steven Giordano to step aside as MCPON. Smith will continue serving as senior enlist ed leader for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, an assign ment hes held since January 2017. Master Chief Smith is an established lead er and I thank him for accepting these important temporary duties until I select a new MCPON, said Richardson. He will represent our Sailors and families well. The Navy will imme diately start the process to select a new MCPON, who serves as the senior enlisted leader of the Navy, and as an advi sor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel in matters dealing with enlisted personnel and their families. FLTCM Russell Smith A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service.800-822-6344 stjude.orgSt. Jude patient Izarah with her dad Isaac, US ArmyFinding cures. Saving children.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 7 enough to perform at the journeyman level. Journeyman techni cians at sea can work independently, call for tech assists and com plete repairs themselves. High-performing Sailors can earn 2 or 3 NECs while at SERMC. Were talking about put ting the tools and materi als in front of Sailors and properly training them. The Navy needs trained Sailors who can maintain their ship and continue to fight, Perryman said. From regularly sched uled maintenance need ed for every surface ship to essential moderniza tion upgrades that will keep our Fleet ahead of global threats, SERMC and Team Ships enable our nation and allies to meet the mission. From Page 1 SERMC -Photo by Scott Curtis Command Master Chief (CMC) Tony Perryman, Sr. engages with Sailors in the Pump Shop at Southeast Regional Maintenance Centers (SERMC). Perryman is the CMC for Naval Sea Systems Commands (NAVSEA) Team Ships office, which is responsible for sustaining Fleet capabilities and readiness through improved maintenance. rf FDRMC Naples and Partners Conduct Voyage Repair On USS Farragut From Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center Public Affairs When USS Farragut (DDG 99) suffered an engineering casu alty, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Naples teamed with U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center in Italy and Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) to conduct a voyage repair on the guided missile destroyer in Bergen, Norway. Farragut was on deployment as part of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Strike Group in support of Operation Titanium Citadel, when a Gas Turbine Generator cool ing fan failure required an unscheduled replace ment. The complex repair job required rig ging services and a tem porary access cut to the generator intake trunk with subsequent re-weld ing and inspections to replace the broken cool ing fan. With the ship docked at Naval Base Haakonsvern in Bergen, FDRMC Naples ini tial market research on the capabilities of the ship repair contractors in Bergen indicated the region held several com panies capable of per forming the work. On closer review, however, none of the companies were able to demonstrate they were technically qualified to meet the Navys repair standards. Since the initial plan proved to be unfeasible, FDRMCs voyage repair team worked to develop an alternate plan, said FDRMC Commanding Officer, Capt. Gustavo Vergara, on the com mands first remote voyage repair tasking. When they reached out to MARMC for assis tance, six days before the period of performance was to begin, MARMC responded with feedback and a commitment to begin planning immedi ately. The joint FDRMCMARMC team put together a detailed travel and repair plan, which ensured the ship was able to meet its opera tional commitments, in spite of the setback from lack of qualified local contractors. Navy per sonnel met the ship in Norway and executed the repair plan. Through coordina tion and cooperation on extremely short notice, a critical repair was exe cuted on time, enabling the ship to continue execution of tasking in support of Operation Titanium Citadel, said Vergara. Since 6th Fleet is increasingly using Bergen as a convenient port of opportunity, a FDRMC quality assur ance specialist was able to visit with potential ship repair companies while on site to educate them on standards to lay the groundwork for bet ter support in the case of future repair require ments in the area. -Photo by MC2 Cameron M. Stoner The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departs Tromso, Norway, after conducting a two-day port visit. Farragut is currently deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. With USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the flagship, deployed strike group units include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1; as well as the Sachsen-class German navy frigate FGS Hessen (F221).


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 USS The Sullivans Renders Final Honors To Veterans During BaS By Lt. Travis Jewell USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Chaplain Honoring the dead is a centuries-old practice rooted in many tradi tions across cultures. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the customs and traditions behind burials at sea date as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In the early days, the body sailcloth was often used to wrap the deceased body. The body would be sent over the side, usually with an appropriate reli gious ceremony. It is a means of final disposi tion of cremains or intact remains. In the Navys culture, as we render final hon ors to our shipmates, we employ traditions that not only signify the ser vice of the deceased, but also display our com mitment to their lega cy. Many burials at sea took place as recently as World War II when naval forces operated at sea for months at a time. Since World War II, many active duty, retired, honorable vet erans and family mem bers have chosen to be buried at sea. Military burial at sea services are performed while the ves sel is on official deploy ment maneuvers. The ceremony for burial at sea is conducted in a similar manner to that of shore funerals: an invo cation prayer, scripture readings, committal of the body to the deep as the urn is slid overboard into the sea, three vol leys fired, the sounding of taps, the closing of the colors, and a bene diction prayer given by a Chaplain or command representative. On June 8 and June 11, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) performed two sep arate burials at sea cer emonies. The seas were calm, the sun was bright, and the skies were blue as the ship slowed to three knots and gave the order over the loud speaker, All hands, bury the dead. Most mem bers of The Sullivans crew had never observed or participated in this type of service before and felt it was an honor for them to pay respects to those who had gone before them to pay for our freedom as a nation. The Sullivans, home ported 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. -Photos by Lt. Daphne White The Sullivans crew commits twenty veterans to their final resting place at sea aboard the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The Sullivans, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security inter ests in Europe and Africa. Chaplain Travis Jewell delivers the invocation dur ing a burial at sea aboard the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). Petty Officer Third Class Garrett Brake carries the remains of an honorable veteran during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke guided mis sile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The Sullivans crew commits twenty veterans to their final resting place at sea aboard the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). Command Master Chief Mildred Rivera-Fisher (left), Executive Officer Pat Eliason (second from left), Commanding Officer Russ Moore (second from right), and Chaplain Travis Jewell (far right) pay respects to the remains of twenty veterans laid to rest during a burial at sea aboard the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The Sullivans, 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.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 9 PCS Can Be A Moving Game From Naval Supply Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications Sailors moving this summer should start preparing now, said Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Household Goods (HHG) Director John E. Hilaman. A good move doesnt just happen, he said, it takes planning. Hilaman recommends Sailors prepare for a smooth move by keeping these 10 tips in mind: 1. START EARLY HHG peak season runs from the beginning of May through August. Start early by going online at https://www. hold to review your enti tlements and responsi bilities. To begin your move process, go to: www. 2. PLAN ALTERNATE MOVE DATES, JUST IN CASE When schedul ing pickup or delivery, select alternate dates in addition to your pre ferred dates. During busy times, it could be difficult to get the first date you request. By establishing alternate dates that work for you, inconvenient pickups and deliveries can be avoided. 3. TELL UTILITIES, LANDLORDS Be sure you have a confirmed date for your pack out and pickup before you inform your landlords or turn off your utilities. 4. MINIMIZE CHANGES After the pickup date has been confirmed, only request changes in an emer gency. Date changes can lead to delays, additional cost to the member, or the need to convert the shipment to a Personally Procured Move (PPM). 5. BE REACHABLE Moves go smoother when you are easy to contact. Provide your personal phone num bers, cell phone num bers and personal e-mail to the personal property offices at origin and des tination. Include in-tran sit contact information, as well. 6. TIME MOVES AHEAD OF VACATE DATE Do not schedule a pickup for the day you are to close on the sale or purchase of a home or on the day you must vacate a rental. Allow time for unforeseen problems and last-minute changes. 7. SORT Start sort ing through household goods now and set aside items you have decid ed to put up for sale or donation. Service members must keep all shipments within their weight allowance or pay to ship the excess weight. Authorized weight allow ance chart located at: https://www.navsup. sup/hhg/quick_links/ weight_allowance/. 8. GET READY FOR PRE-MOVE SURVEY Once the service mem ber initiates the move online, the shipment contract has been award ed and the transporta tion service provider (TSP aka moving com pany) assigned, the TSP will contact the service member to schedule and perform the pre-move survey. Be aware the TSP will conduct a pre-move sur vey no later than three business days prior to the first scheduled pack date. The pre-move sur vey allows the TSP to establish a more real istic weight estimate, determine how many crew members to assign, determine the num ber of packing days needed, and determine what packing materials are needed and whether any special equipment is needed. All dates for packing, pickup and delivery are finalized between the service member and the assigned TSP. 9. KEEP RECORDS Keep all hard copy and electronic records of your move details. The more information you keep, the better. Consider taking pic tures of documents with your phone as a back-up reference. Email yourself remind ers and notes regard ing specifics to help you remember things down the road. 10. UNDERSTAND Know that mini mum transit times for moves are deter mined by the Defense Travel Regulation. For example, on domes tic shipments moving companies are given a minimum of 14-20 days to drive from the East Coast to the West Coast, depending on the weight of the shipment and the start and end locations. International tran sit times can be any where from 30-90 days, depending on the start and end locations. Of note, you should schedule separate days for each separate move. If multiple carriers are scheduled for the same day, there can be confu sion on what items go with which shipment and you could be charged for an attempted pickup or waiting time as the car rier waits for the previ ous carrier to depart. Sailors with ques tions about household goods transportation and storage entitle ments can contact the Navy Household Goods Customer Contact Center at 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683) or send an email to household Find household goods move information online at https://www.navsup.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 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.navymwrmay, on www.face, on our app, or by calling 904-270-5228. Events Summer Game Night. Every Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. at the Beacon! Grab a beverage at Loggerheads Pub and join us in the Tortuga Room for backyard games like cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect 4 and more! Kids Art and Crafts. Every other Wednesday at 3pm, join us for Kids Arts and Crafts at Pelican Roost! Classes are open to kids ages 5 and older and all chil dren need to come with their parents. Sign up by the Tuesday before each class. July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 5 and *Monday, Sept. 17. Stop by Pelican Roost or call 904-270-7808 to Register. June 29: Mayport Movies: Ratatouille (PG). 6 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on our 20 ft. screen. June 30: Ichetucknee River Tubing. 7 a.m. crystal line Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. 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 cel ebrating 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 pur chase. Mark your calen dar 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 wear ing 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 profes sional instruction and supplies, and tickets are only $18 per person. All MWR patrons, 14 and up, can purchase tick ets 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 custom ers enjoy e-books and audiobooks, foreign lan guage learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and profession al and recreational read ing. All hands welcome. 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 17: The 4th Annual Storytellers Qualifying Tournament. Tuesday, July 17 at Windy Harbor Golf Club with a shotgun start at 12pm. The entry fee is $30 and includes golf, cart, prizes and food afterwards. The top 8 qualifiers from Mayport, 24 total from the TriSite Area (Mayport, Jax and Kings Bay), will be able to compete in the Storytellers Invitational, compliments of TPC Sawgrass and the Storytellers. The Storytellers Invitational will be held on Tuesday, August 7. The winning team will win a round of golf on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Winners are required to repre sent their respective base or coordinate a substitute at an Annual TPC Luncheon. Open to active duty. Register by July 10 to email jon. 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! 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. 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. Focsle Lounge at the CPO Club Find great food and fun in the Focsle Lounge at the CPO Club which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The CPO Club is open Tuesday Friday for active duty, reserv ists and retired chief petty officers and their families. We are open to all hands Tuesday Friday for lunch from 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. enjoy 3 pieces of fried chick en, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, and a water or iced tea for only $8.50. Bring your trivia team and test your knowledge at our weekly All-Khaki Trivia Night, every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Bogeys Restaurant at Windy Harbor Golf Club Bogeys Restaurant is dually named for a bogey, the term for one over par, and for Humphry Bogart. Our menu offers American classics themed around Bogarts career. We are open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. We offer a fullservice restaurant, a fullservice bar, and can cater any function at the Grove Conference Center. Fast Lanes Grille at the Bowling Center Fast Lanes Grille serves all of your classic American favorites in a diner-style restaurant. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Our Military Appreciation $1 hot dogs and sodas are served on Wednesday until 5 p.m. Grab a quick bite to eat or sit down with the whole family! Loggerheads Pub This Irish-style pub located in the Mayport Beacon is open to allhands and features a full-service bar, month ly Pay-Per-View. Open seven days a week at 5 p.m. for patrons 21 and up.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, June 28, 2018 11 The following activi ties target single or unac companied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. June 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. 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 mark ers 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 enter tainment 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 bowl ing 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 some thing good for the com munity. 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 mark ers 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, movies, and fun! 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 bowl ing 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 noo dles in your microwave! Space is limited and free for Liberty patrons, $5 for all others. Deadline for registration is July 23. Spend Your Liberty Time With MWR All About The Kids Summer Craft Camp By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician Beat the heat and summer bore dom with Kids Summer Craft Camp offered by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The camp runs the week of July 9-13 from 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 5 and older will learn a different craft each day that they can take home with them. The camp costs $15 per day, or $60 for the week. Registrations can be made at the Tickets and Travel Office. Navy spouse, Adrienne Gager, teaches Craft & Leisure Classes for MWR, and will teach the Kids Summer Craft Camp. She is passion ate about both teaching and crafting. She first offered the kids camp two years ago. The camp is a way to introduce kids to some of my favorite crafts and as a way to help kids (and par ents!) beat summer-time boredom inside, where its cool, Gager said. My favorite thing about it is the variety of crafts well be doing. Its a sampling of a lot of different crafts, with a lot of different media. My hope is that the kids will discover something that they really like, something that they will want to do again, and learn more about in the future. The arts are a wonderful way to engage creatively with kids, to hone fine motor skills, and to discover new methods of self-expression, she continued. Any campers who come to the Beacon this summer should come ready not just to learn new things, but to make mistakes! No one is perfect, and that is doubly true anytime we learn a new skill. To borrow heavily from Bob Ross, There are no mistakes--only happy accidents. Its easy to get frustrated when things dont turn out perfectly the first time, but if everyone comes expecting to make mistakes then we can have a lot more fun with the learning process, Gager said. It becomes an adventure. Gager organizes the camp to high light a different craft each day. At the end of the day, campers will be able to take their craft home with them. On the first day, we will be learn ing basic hand-sewing and embroi dery techniques, she said. The kids will each choose a simple design, such as a heart, a flower, or a sun, and will stitch it onto a felt square. Then theyll sandwich it with anoth er square, stitch around the edges, and stuff it with fluff to create a small, hand-stitched felt pillow. On Tuesday, we will be experi menting with mixed media to create an under-sea scene, Gager added. Well start by drawing and coloring our scenes with crayons, and then applying a wash of blue watercolor to the whole page. The paint wont stick to the wax of the crayons, so the background will turn blue while the kids drawings will stay bright. Wednesday, the kids will be using basic macram knots and wooden beads to make key chains. This one can be a bit more challenging and can take more time to learn, which is why she said she kept the project small. On Thursday well get a bit messy, she exclaimed. Ill cover the tables and throw down some plas tic, and break out the acrylic paints! I plan to focus on how to use and clean up acrylic paints and paint brushes, so the kids have free reign to get creative with their designs. Smocks will be provided on the painting days, but it would be best to wear old play clothes that wont be ruined by stray paint. Friday will focus on making bead ed stretch bracelets. Gager said she has plenty of stretch cord and a vari ety of plastic beads to teach the kids how to keep their beads from falling off while they work and how to tie off the cord when theyre done. Campers will be able to take a project home with them at the end of each day, she said. For the pil low, key chain, and bracelet crafts, campers will be able to bring home their supplies if theyre unable to finish in the allotted time. Gager is a stay-at-home mom of three. She grew up in Florida, and this is the second time her family has been stationed in Jacksonville. She started crafting at a very young age with her grandmother, who was an accomplished seamstress and crafter who taught her to sew, embroider, and crochet. Adriennes mother taught her beading, and her love of crafting blossomed from there. She never stops learning, and loves teaching others how to craft. To see all of Adriennes Craft & Leisure Classes, visit our website at or our Facebook Page MWR Mayport to view the upcoming Craft & Leisure Classes available. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! 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. 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 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 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 lift ers name on the 1,000 Pound Club board in the Fitness Center. 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 1-800-45-DUCKSA CFC participant provided as a public service For more information, go to Since its founding in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres of habitat for North Americas waterfowl and other wildlife. 13 MILLION ACRES AND COUNTING rf


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