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Register For VBS At NS Mayport Chapel Page 2 USS Farragut Keeps Cool In Norwegian Sea Page 7 Independence Day Celebration With MWR Pages 4-5 Mayport Town Hall at Mayport Beacon on July 19 at 5 p.m. -Photo courtesy of CSCS Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedom-variant Integrated Tactical Trainer (ITT) at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) LCS Training Facility (LTF) Mayport onboard Naval Station Mayport. LCS Integrated Tactical Trainer Opens At CSCS By Center for Surface Combat Systems LCS Training Facility Mayport The doors officially opened for the long awaited Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedomvariant Integrated Tactical Trainer (ITT) at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) LCS Training Facility (LTF) Mayport onboard Naval Station Mayport on Jun. 22. This ITT is a full-scale simulation based on exact replicas of the Freedom variant bridge, bridge wings, mission control center, and crew served weap ons stations. In celebration of this monumental day at CSCS Det Mayport, a Friends and Family Day event was hosted to show off the new trainer. Over 200 friends and families of personnel from CSCS Det Mayport, Training Support Detachment Mayport, and Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS) Det Mayport enjoyed the simulator in action with bridge watch standers driving the ship and gun operators engaging small boats with .50 caliber machine guns. Guests also toured the mis sion control center and instructor control sta tion. The ITT will soon be supporting the LCS training pipeline with both Capstone and Crew Certification events. These courses will pro vide integrated crew training, individual watch station qualifica tion, and warfare area certifications for LCS crews prior to deploy ment. The LTF Mayport is being built in three phases. The first phase is now complete with the opening of the ITT. The second phase, expected to be finished this December, will add five 24-seat virtual real ity labs for engineering, combat systems, and deck operations training, and a Freedom-variant mission bay trainer for live deck operations training. The final phase, which is expected to achieve initial opera tional capability in 2021, will provide additional ITTs to meet the train ing demands for 26 LCS crews in Mayport. The LCS train ing courses at LTF are taught by instruc tors from CSCS, SWOS and the Center for Information Warfare Training. The facility is managed by CSCS. New Looks For NS Mayport -Photo by AO3 Rebecca Ibarra Capt. David Yoder, Naval Station Mayport commanding officer, is joined by mart manager, Linda Gentry, and NEX General Manager, Bill Hockenbury, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 2 for the grand reopening of the newly renovat ed NEX mini-mart and gas station. The facility was under construction for two months to totally update the interior and add an additiona bathroom. Along with the renovations, the mini-mart has also adjusted its hours to remain open until midnight on Fridays and 11 p.m. on Saturdays. -Photo by MCC Robert Northnagle Capt. David Yoder, Naval Station Mayport commanding officer, gets help with local skaters to officially open with MWR's Skate Park on June 29. The skate park is officially open to all kids 6 and older. The skate park is an effort by MWR to provide outdoor activities for all MWR customers. The new facilities include a skate park, a high intensity training facility, and additional basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. MWR Bands At The Beach Starts July 13 By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician The weather is heating up and so is the nightlife at the Beacon with Bands by the Beach. Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will host this live music summer series at 8pm on Friday July 13, August 17 and September 14. This Friday, local band, Conjunto Tropical will play in the Tortuga Room adjacent to Loggerheads Pub, inside the Beacon. They have played for us before and are great with crowds, said Karina Ramos, Loggerheads Lead Bartender. Conjunto Tropical is a Jacksonville family salsa band. Lead Vocalist, Tony Vazquez, served in the US Army, and has over 20 years of experience per forming. According to their website, the band formed in 2002 with a goal to share their love of music. Bands by the Beach started as an extension to the annual summer festi val. Ramos added, It provides addi tional entertainment for the commu nity of Mayport at Loggerheads Pub. Loggerheads Pub is one of Mayports best hangout spots. It fea tures an Irish-style pub atmosphere and is open to all-hands 21 or older, seven days a week at 5pm. The pub is tucked away inside the Beacon which is located on Baltimore Street on the beach near the Outdoor Pool and the Bowling Center. The Beacon and Loggerheads Pub participate in the MWR Guest Card Program which allows people to enjoy MWR programs and activities without a sponsor. All military, Department of Defense (DoD) employees, depen dents and MWR Guest Cardholders can enjoy Bands by the Beach. MWR will announce upcoming bands for Bands by the Beach on their Facebook Page, MWR Mayport. Southern Seas 2018 Deployment Begins From COMUSNAVSO Public Affairs Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed with USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) to the waters surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct Southern Seas 2018. Gunston Hall is hosting a multi national staff consisting of repre sentatives from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States throughout the deployment. The team will focus on operating in a multi national environment, while ready to deal with unconventional threats such as illicit trafficking, improving training levels in a variety of mission areas, and responding to humanitar ian crises. This deployment provides a unique opportunity for U.S. and part ner nations to increase our interop erability by working together as a multi-national staff for a prolonged period of time, said DESRON 40 Commodore Capt. Brian Diebold. The multi-national staff will execute a variety of missions over the coming months that will include integrating and conducting operations with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and 13 partner nations. Gunston Hall will make a variety of port visits designed to promote good will and friendship with nations in the region. For additional information about Southern Seas 2018, contact COMUSNAVSO/C4F


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 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. Moving Resources For Military Kids Moving is a neces sary and inevitable part of military life. It is also a very large emotional and physical challenge not only for the active duty member but for the entire family. Last week I wrote about strategies to assist your children through the moving process. Here are some wonderful books for help! Were Moving!, by Heather Maisner and Kristina Stephenson When Amy and her family move into a new house, it takes some effort to make it feel like home. Great book for infants and toddlers. Alexander, Whos Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move, by Judith Viorst Angry Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favor ite friends and special places. The Berenstain Bears Moving Day,by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain The Bear family tells their story of when they moved to their tree house in Bear County. The Moving Book: A Kids Survival Guide by Gabriel Davis This practi cal handbook is divid ed into three sections: before the move, dur ing the move, and after the relocation. It con tains useful tools for children to stay in touch with their friends, such as an address book and change-of-address post cards. Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Familys Transition to a New Home By Lori Burgan A no-nonsense, com passionate guide to help ing children deal with the stress, trauma, and potential excitement of relocating. Easy to read and eminently useful, this is the ideal parents helper when faced with a move across town or across the world. Big Ernies New Home: A Story for Young Children Who Are Moving by Teresa Martin Big Ernies New Home gently affirms the nor mal sadness, anger, and anxiety that young chil dren feel after a move. And as Big Ernie gradu ally discovers familiar comforts and exciting adventures in his new home, young readers may be encouraged to do the same in theirs. Piper Reed, Navy Brat by KimberlyWillis Holt Its not easy being the middle child, espe cially when your dad is a Navy Chief. Meet Piper Reed, a spunky nineyear-old who has moved more times than she can count on one hand. From Texas to Guam, wherever Piper goes, adventure follows, inspired by her active imagination, freewheeling spirit, and a bit of sister magic. Unlike her older sister, Tori, Piper loves being part of a Navy family, and unlike her little sister, Sam, Piper is no prodigy fearless and full of life Web Resources Military Youth on the Move http://www.militaryo tary-youth-on-the-move Department of Defense Helpful ideas and advice for students and par ents on everything from deployment, to moving, to finding a job. http://www.mili KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer How Has Your Judgement Been Lately? Have you ever won dered what the differ ence is between success and failure (besides the euphoric or depres sive state that follows)? There are many advice columns of wisdom out there that promise to keep us from falling on our face. A while ago I thought I hit the jackpot. My wife brought a great advice giving article to my attention that spoke profoundly on this sub ject of success and fail ure. The article came from a quarterly publica tion from the University Of Michigan College Of Engineering. In this article Bill Clayton recounts sev eral natural disasters that had occurred in the last decade, two of them being the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The author described how consistent poor judg ment in the small day to day engineering deci sions led to massive loss of life. Did you know that in the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti over 316,000 people lost their lives and 330,000 others were injured? Additionally there were 1.3 million people who became homeless in one day. Clayton argued that what makes this trag edy even worse is this massive loss of life was preventable. There was a similar earthquake in Chile (I say similar, but what I mean is 500 times stronger than the one in Haiti) and yet Chile sustained not even 1 percent of Haitis casu alty rate. Chile lost 1000 lives compared to Haitis 316,000. The reason for this vast difference in damage was poor judg ment. Engineers in Haiti consistently chose the lowest bidder, unskilled laborers, and subpar building materials.2 If you add to that equa tion the practice of con sistently turning a blind eye to basic building codes the risk to human life continued to esca late. Those buildings were just waiting to be pushed over the edge like a house of cards. I think there is a pro found lesson in this tragedy for us to learn from. They teach us about the devastation that can occur when we commit ourselves to consistent subpar choic es. The weight of these decisions can mount up and eventually crush us. Failure doesnt always come through one major poor decision; it can be a whole host of minor short cuts or lapses in judgment. Whereas when we consistently commit to good judg ment, when we acknowl edge sound safety mea sures for our sections, and proper moral judg ment for our families success becomes inevi table. When the waves of life come crashing down or the earth begins to shake beneath us, we will be better prepared to stand our ground. The secret to success is con sistently choosing the best practice and choos ing not to take the short cut. Hows your judg ment been lately? Quote: Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure. ~Jim Rohn~ Chaplain David Martin CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER Getting Tacky About The Cost Of Milspouse Unemployment My mother hates it when I tell people how much I spend on things. For example: Friend says, Thats a great out fit, Lisa. I say, Well get this I bought the shirt on clearance at TJ Maxx for $11.99, and I found these pants along with an elec tric carving knife, hardly used at all, at the base thrift store on fill-abag-for-five-bucks day. Pretty cool. I see this as sharing good news, but accord ing to Mom, its tacky. But nearly 24 years as a military spouse has engrained in me respect for a good bargain. When I married my husband, I had to quit my job as a civil liti gation attorney for a Pittsburgh firm to move to Alexandria, Virginia to start our new life. I applied for reciproc ity to practice in the District of Columbia, but the process took so long, I didnt get my DC license until we PCSed to California. In the mean time, I took a law clerk temp job for $9 per hour, before taxes. That pattern of unem ployment and underem ployment continued for our entire marriage. I was never able to practice law again, and I never contributed sig nificantly to our house hold income, despite my whopping student loans. If I had stayed in Pennsylvania to develop my legal career, I would have easily been making more than $150,000 per year by now. One way I compensate for my abysmal income is to bargain hunt. However, realistically, shopping on clearance racks cannot compensate for 24 years of financial sacrifice as an unem ployed or underem ployed military spouse. According to a May 2018 report from the Council of Economic Advisors the estimat ed value of a military spouses average annual income loss is $12,374. Over a 20-year military career, that amount adds up to $189,614 of income loss. Enough money to buy a house or send two kids to college. With 690,000 American military spous es today, this loss of indi vidual income costs our society between $710 million to $1.1 billion per year primarily in the form of unemployment and healthcare benefits paid, and lost income taxes. But thanks to recent actions being taken to recognize and rectify the financial sacrifice made by military spouses, adverse employment conditions may be easing up. Heres whats been done: 2011 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation launches Hiring Our Heroes initiative to engage businesses and to host job fairs for veter ans and military spouses. 2011 DoD launch es Military Spouse Employment Partnership which now boasts 360 Fortune 500 US partner companies (including my favorite bargain haunt, TJ Maxx) to train, recruit and employ military spouses. 2017 President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act pro viding rebates for mili tary spouses who apply for new employment MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Moving, Page 6 See Milspouse, Page 6


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 3 Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name (rate/rank, first and last name): GSM1(SW) Carly Chandler Job: Gas Turbine Technician Mechanic Age: 27 Hometown: Wylie, Texas Favorite Hobby: Fishing and enjoys watching her son play base ball. Hero: Older brother, Capt. Richard Chandler in the US Army. Best Piece of Advice Received: Attitude can either lift you up or destroy you. Goal for the Navy: Become a Marine Gas Turbine Inspector (MGTI). How has the Navy Improved Your Life? It has allowed me to provide for my family without worry and has given me the opportunity to give back in my world. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be Highlighted? GSM1 Chandler was chosen because she provides a foster home to children in need and is cur rently fostering two infant boys. She is an extraordinary technician who excels and strives to learn as much as she possibly can. She recently vol unteered to be the Ceremonial Petty Officer for the Gas Turbine Shop looking for events around greater Jacksonville where the Gas Turbine Shop can represent the United States Navy. GSM1(SW) Carly Chandler Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! TA Increase Accelerates Sailor College Degrees By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs The June 1 increase in the Navys Tuition Assistance (TA) funding cap has made an imme diate difference in the academic lives of numer ous Sailors seeking col lege degrees. Announced in NAVADMIN 127/18, the Navy removed the fiscal year limit of 16 semes ter hours (or equiva lent) and allowed Sailors to use TA up to the Department of Defenses (DoD) fiscal year fund ing cap of $4,500. For Sailors nearing or meet ing the prior caps, this change represents a dra matic improvement. I was able to use the additional funding for the last class I needed to complete my bachelors degree, said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class David Yip, stationed at Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1 in Quantico, Virginia. Ive been working on my degree for nearly five years now, and real ly appreciate that the increase allowed me to finish my capstone class in business administra tion. Another Sailor who benefited from the TA limit increase was Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class William Caldwell, hydraulics and low observable leading petty officer for Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 147, based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. I had tapped-out my TA for this fiscal year, and the extra $500 enabled me to complete a required science class that I might not have been able to afford oth erwise, said Caldwell. Theres no doubt that my degree will help me both in the Navy and after I retire. Under the new cap, TA will continue to be paid up to the current DoD limits of $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour, or $16.67 per clock hour up to the total yearly cap of $4,500. Tuition costs that exceed those limits, in addition to course fees, books, and instructional materials, will remain the Sailors responsibility. Chief Navy Counselor Kristie Freeman, Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED) enlisted advi sor, recommends Sailors regularly review their education plan and take full advantage of the expanded TA authority. Education specialists from the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) and overseas Navy College Offices are available to discuss the TA increase, and rec ommend other oppor tunities to earn college credit, such as College Level Exam Program (CLEP) and DSST exams offered through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services (DANTES), said Freeman. There are numerous ways Sailors can stretch their TA dol lars, and were here to help. For additional details and more information on TA, see NAVADMIN 127/18 at http://www. More information can be found by visiting the Navy College Program website: http://www. index.htm including how to start the edu cation process, com plete required training, submit a Help Request through the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), initiate a Live Chat session, or review knowledge management articles. The NCVEC can be reached toll free by calling 1-877-838-1659; DSN 492-4684, MondayFriday 7 a.m. 7 p.m. EST. An additional program -Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Navy COOL), pro vides information about licenses and certifica tions applicable to all Navy occupations, offer ing resources and fund ing to help Sailors gain appropriate civilian desired, and in many cases required, creden tials. For more information about Navy COOL, visit mil/ or call (850) 4526683.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 NS Mayport Celebrates Americas Independence -Photo courtesy of MWR Its all about the bounce. Kids enjoy a bit of vertical time in the bounce house set up at Freedom Fest.Bounce houses are available for rent at Outdoor Adventures. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Hundreds of festival goers crowd Naval Station Mayports beach to watch fireworks at MWRs annual Freedom Fest held June 30. The celebration featured free activities and attractions, and food and beverages, followed by a performance by the band Austin Park before the fireworks. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Festival goers chow down on hot dogs at this years Freedom Fest. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Festival goers beat the heat with a fun slide down one of many inflatables fea tured at this years Freedom Fest. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast A young girl looks at the painted daisies and ribbon on her face after sitting at the face painting booth at Freedom Fest.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 5 -Photo courtesy of MWR The band, Austin Park, entertains the crowds prior to the fireworks show at this years Freedom Fest, sponsored by MWR Mayport. -Photo courtesy of MWR Kids get pictures with their favorite hero at the Character Spot at Freedom Fest. See them again at the Worldwide Day of Play Super Hero Training Camp on Sept. 15. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Freedom Fest included special appearances by all sorts of characters, including inflatable dinosaurs. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Festival goers enjoy the arts and crafts table set up at this years Freedom Fest. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Command MWR committees raise money by selling food at Freedom Fest. -Photo courtesy of NPASE Detachment Southeast Parents watch as their daughter makes it to the top of the Rock Wall at the annual Freedom Fest. -Photo courtesy of MWR Kids enjoy a day of fun and activities during the annual Freedom Fest sponsored by MWR Mayport at Sea Otter Pavilion. Freedom Fest featured activities like water slides, rock climbing, bounce houses, and free access to the pool.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 http://www.militaryo 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. 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 Moving licenses after moves, appointment of quality child care providers, and a policy allowing military families to move before or after service members for school or work. 2017 DoD establish es Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO ) program to offer military spouses free career counsel ing, resume building, job searching, training, licensing, and tuition assistance. 2018 Military Spouse Employment Act is introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to address employment of military spouses by fed eral agencies, childcare accessibility, expansion of eligibility for employ ment benefits to one year after separation, removal of restrictions on mili tary spouse entrepre neurs, etc. 2018 Starbucks joins Hiring Our Heroes and other big-name com panies to launch an ini tiative to hire 100,000 military spouses by the end of 2021. 2018 LinkedIn offers free premium memberships to mili tary spouses experienc ing PSC moves and those within six months of mil itary separation. These programs repre sent a pretty good deal for younger military spouses, who now have the chance to reduce the whopping 16 percent milspouse unemploy ment rate and earn the salaries they deserve. The deal may be too late for older spouses like me my husband retired last year after 28 years on active duty but Ill continue to chip away at my income defi cit by using Butterball turkey coupons at the commissary deli, hitting resale shops, and perus ing clearance racks. Call us tacky, but mili tary spouses will keep talking about the cost of things until we get what we deserve. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota From Page 2 Milspouse FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. July 12, 9 a.m.11 a.m. Financial Leadership Seminar, BLDG 1, RM 702 Provides Senior Leadership (E-6 and above) with exposure to a wide array of finan cially related matters locally. Open forum setting, topics of dis cussion to include: Common financial trends, PFM program awareness, recent/pro jected program updates etc July 12, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m. Healthy Women Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 607 Designed to promote emotional health, heal ing and wellness for women. July 12, 1 p.m.3 p.m. Resume Writing, BLDG 1, RM 702 During this work shop various types of resumes and some resume-writing best practices will be dis cussed. Participants are encouraged to bring job postings which they are interested in applying for along with a copy of their resume. July 16-17, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Technical Track, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Explore the process of selecting a technical training program, com paring schools, examin ing a range of funding to include the GI Bill and review of making a plan that works and how to spot scams and predatory businesses. July 17, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Stress Management, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems asso ciated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. July 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m. 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 19, 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). July 9-13, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 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. July 25, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Home Buying and Selling, ATG Auditorium Get the latest infor mation on purchasing a home if you are a firsttime homebuyer, or refresh your skills for your next home pur chase. July 30, 6-7 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! July 31, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. EFMP Point of Contact Training, BLDG 1, RM 702 Mandatory Training Learn how to manage an effective and effi cient command pro gram, in accordance with OPNAVINST 1754.2D program requirements, get best practices from other EFMP POCs, and learn about available resourc es. July 30 Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Command Financial Specialist Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This five-day train ing provides invaluable training to ensure CFSs have the latest tools to serve as effective finan cial specialists for their respective commands. Pre-registration is required. FEDVIPIs Coming: Get To Know Dental, Vision Plans Today From TRICARE The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ends on Dec. 31, 2018. Beginning in 2019, den tal and vision plans will be available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Now is a good time to become familiar with FEDVIP options. FEDVIP 2019 plans and rates will be online in the fall. But you can look at 2018 plans and rates now. FEDVIP offers a choice between 10 dental and 4 vision options. This fall will be your first chance to enroll in a FEDVIP dental or vision plan for 2019 coverage. If youre eligible, you can enroll in FEDVIP during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season. This runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. Who is eligible? Retired service mem bers and their families who were eligible for TRDP are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage. Also, theyre eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan. Family members of active duty service mem bers who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. Children enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE Young Adult arent eligi ble to enroll in FEDVIP. When do you enroll? You can enroll in FEDVIP during the Federal Benefits Open Season. This years open season runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, 2018. Your coverage will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. If you currently have TRDP, you must enroll in a FEDVIP plan dur ing the Federal Benefits Open Season to continue dental coverage for 2019. The Federal Benefits Open Season is your annual opportunity to enroll in, change, or can cel a FEDVIP dental or vision plan. For more information, visit the FEDVIP web site. You can see if youre eligible for FEDVIP in 2019. You can also com pare FEDVIP plans, look up frequently asked questions, and sign up for updates. Keep Your DEERS Information Up To Date From TRICARE Do you or your family member expect to expe rience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), includ ing planning to move this summer? If so, youll need to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To remain eligible for TRICARE coverage, you must keep your informa tion current in DEERS. DEERS is a computer ized database of active duty and retired service members, their fam ily members and oth ers who are eligible for TRICARE. Proper and current DEERS reg istration is key to get ting timely, effective TRICARE benefits. Its essential to update and verify your informa tion in DEERS anytime you have a QLE. This is especially true during the summer moving sea son. After you arrive at a new duty station or loca tion, update your infor mation in DEERS. Your Social Security num ber (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 www. 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 informa tion. Find more infor mation about DEERS on the TRICARE website at


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 7 USS Farragut Beats Summer Heat In Norwegian Sea -Photo by MC2 Cameron M. Stoner Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Abney stands low-visibility watch on the forecastle of the guidedmissile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class William Levin inspects sonobuoys prior to con ducting flight operations in an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the 'Proud Warriors' of HSM 72. Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Chance Spurlin communicates with the pilothouse of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut. Chief Electrician's Mate Francisco Eraula, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), scrubs a bulkhead during a freshwater wash down. Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) hold the phone and distance line as the ship conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment tanker RFA Tidespring (A136). Sailor Early Return-to-Sea Policy Back From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs In an effort to fill criti cal billets at sea, the Navy announced June 27 that it has increased detailers authority to transfer Sailors from their shore duty assign ment earlier than their projected rotation date (PRD). Announced in NAVADMIN 156/18, the Sailor Early Return to Sea (SERTS) policy enables enlisted rating detailers to begin filling high-priority E4 E9 sea duty billets by using an increased distribution authority. Navy Personnel Command already has a number of programs and policies that pro vide Sailors an oppor tunity to volunteer to return to sea duty early, said Capt. Alonza Ross, director, NPC Enlisted Distribution Division, Career Management Department. A number of these programs pro vide incentives such as money or C-WAY defer ment. When the available number of Sailors for a key rate or with criti cal skills-Navy Enlisted Classification Codes NECsisnt avail able due to any number of reasons, the detail ers will use the plus or minus six-month trans fer window, said Ross. In those cases, where the transferring popula tion just isnt there, NPC will use the SERTS pro gram to identify Sailors who can be moved back to sea duty early to help address readiness issues in the Fleet. Factors that will be considered as to wheth er a Sailor is eligible for SERTS are: Length of time on shore Current or frocked paygrade Fleet experience NECs held Types of previous sea duty Remaining obligated service Sailors must have completed at least 18-23 months of shore duty, and will not transfer until they have at least completed 24 months on shore. Further, the impact on a Sailors shore duty command will be balanced against atsea priorities. Sailors in special program billets such as recruit division commanders, recruit ers, brig duty, instructors and special warfare oper ators will not be consid ered for SERTS. Nucleartrained Sailors will continue to be detailed according to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. In addition to filling billets at their current pay grade, SERTS can didates may be selected to fill vacant require ments within their pay band: supervisor (E7E9), journeyman (E5E6), and apprentice (E1E4). For example, E8s and E9s may be chosen to fill vacant E7 and E8 requirements. Upon selection, the Navy Personnel Command will notify the Sailor and the Sailors current command of the possible transfer. Sailors and their command may submit an adverse impact statement within 15 days of notification. Read the NAVADMIN at Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! NEX Sells Gift Cards For Commissary From NEXCOM The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) have teamed up to sell com missary gift cards at a NEX near you. Retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer, NEXCOM, and interim director and CEO, DeCA, announced this collabo ration and participated in joint launch event. NEXCOM and DeCA teams have provided a win-win for our shared patrons, Bianchi said. This coordinated effort seeks to provide our deserving customers additional convenience, and throughout the year our teams will be con tinuing the collaboration on other joint opportu nities and events for our service members and their families. The commissary gift card can be loaded with an amount range of $5-$300. These gift cards will be located at NEX registers at the front of the stores. This is a great part nership for NEX and Commissary co-patrons, said Melissa DodsonDozier, NEXCOM, dis trict vice president of the Tidewater Region. At NEXCOM we strive to provide quality goods at a savings and by serving those who serve us!


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 Iwo Jima, 26 th MEU Host CENTCOM, NAVCENT, Task Force 51/5 By MC3 Daniel C. Coxwest USS Iwo Jima The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted a trio of senior military leaders June 22. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM); Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Combined Maritime Forces, U.S. 5th Fleet; and Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, commander, Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, visited Iwo Jima to meet with Sailors and Marines while see ing firsthand the capa bilities of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). For Votel, the visit was part of a larger trip throughout his com batant command and a chance to thank the embarked Marines and crew of Iwo Jima for the work theyve done since entering U.S. 5th Fleet in March. Were very glad to have you in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, said Votel during an announcement over Iwo Jimas public address system. We closely track the work youre doing. Were going to rely on this ship and others like it to be our princi pal response capability. Good luck to all of you. Thanks very much for your service. During their visit, the three were shown a vari ety of amphibious equip ment that allows the Navy-Marine Corps team to provide a ready, versa tile amphibious assault capability and vigilant maritime presence to the region. After watching flight operations and visiting the ships bridge, the group shared lunch with 20 Sailors and Marines on the mess decks. I was glad to eat with Gen. Votel, said Lance Cpl. Matthew Rawls, assigned to the 26th MEU. We talked briefly about what is happen ing in the region and how important it is for us to be here, and he expressed gratitude to me and everybody else for the sacrifice weve made to serve our coun try. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and part ners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of com merce in the region. The Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th MEU and is comprised of Iwo Jima, the transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the dock land ing 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. The 26th MEU is comprised of approxi mately 2,500 Marines and Sailors and includes a command element, ground combat element, aviation combat element and logistics combat ele ment. Iwo Jima Mixes Work With Play -Photo by MC3 Joe J. Cardona Gonzalez Sailors and Marines perform during a lip sync battle hosted on the mess deck aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 28, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connect ing the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Capt. Joseph OBrien, commanding officer, left, and Col. Farrell Sullivan, Commander of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, ceremoniously cut the cake following a ceremony for the 17th anniversary of the com missioning of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 30, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. rfntb n bn


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2018 9 -Photos by AO3 Rebecca Ibarra Naval Station Mayport Executive Officer, Cmdr. Patricia Tyler, gets a help ing of barbeque chicken during the official re-opening of the Oasis Galley patio. The patio is open to active duty service members every Wednesday and Friday serving burgers and hotdogs. Outdoor Seating At Oasis Galley Hurricane Season Has Begun From Defense Media Activity Thousands of Sailors could be affected by this years hurricane sea son. If you are in a hur ricane prone area and you arent prepared, you should be. A hurricane is a tropi cal cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean, east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E. To fully prepare for an emergency, create one or more emergen cy kits, well in advance of a crisis, that include enough supplies for at least three days. If you live in a disaster-prone area (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), consider extending capabilities to five days. Throughout the year, disaster kits should expand and evolve depending on your familys needs, the season, and the situa tion. The main items to have in your kit include water, food, and first aid sup plies. Be sure to include copies of important per sonal documents such as birth and marriage cer tificates, titles, and bill, mortgage, and insurance information. (These can be electronic copies on durable storage media such as a thumb drive which can be easily car ried and updated.) You may also need to include additional supplies to meet the needs of any children, pets, or specialneeds family members. You may not be at home when disaster strikes, so make smaller emergency kits to keep at work and in your car. You also need a portable kit to take with you if you go to a shelter or evacu ate. The Emergency Kits fact sheet provides more tips and a list of items to include in your kits, as well as links to handy checklists you can download from the sites of national emergency planning and response agencies. U.S., Aussies Mark 100 Years of Mateship By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity Being a mate in Australia has a whole dif ferent connotation than in the United States. Australians trust a mate implicitly. A mate is a person who shares the last drink of water or the last bit of food or the last beer in the six-pack. A mate is always ready to help. A mate shares val ues, and that is why the United States and Australia celebrated 100 Years of Mateship yesterday morning with services at the National Cathedral, followed by a special Twilight Tattoo here last night. For the U.S. and Australian militar ies, the idea of mate ship reaches to a higher level. On July 4, 1918, U.S. and Australian sol diers went into com bat together assault ing the German line on the Western Front. The Australian soldiers were battle-hardened. The Americans were green. In one of the few instances in World War I, American troops fought under the direct command of another country. Australian and American soldiers liter ally fought shoulder to shoulder at the Battle of Hamel. Platoons of Americans were attached to Australian companies. At the end of the text book combined arms effort, there were 1,062 Australian casualties and 176 American. Strong Bonds Through Various Conflicts Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that while mateship began at Le Hamel, it grew with each conflict. That mateship that partnership con tinued through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, and most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said at a reception before the Twilight Tattoo. I know that all of us assembled are proud of what our nations represent and the strategic significance of our relationship. Dunford cited inci dents from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan in which Australian soldiers worked with U.S. forces to uphold their mutual values. That is what mateship means to me it is my pride in being associated with the Australian armed forces, he said. I can speak on behalf of all Americans here in say ing we are deeply proud of our bond and look forward to the next 100 years of mateship. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan spoke of the bond between the two nations at the memorial service earlier in the day. He said the United States and Australia built an edifice as impressive as the National Cathedral in their fight against tyr anny in World War I and beyond. That edifice, he said, was in Northern France. Its walls were not made of stone or wood, but of flesh And blood, he said. Its mortar was the mud of the trench es. Its foundation [was the] courage in young kids from Queens and Queensland, from Adelaide to Appalachia. The bonds forged on the Western Front endured, and Australia and the United States stand together in an interesting and complex world, Shanahan said, adding that the relation ship needs leaders who can deal with ambiguity, uncertainty and change. Today we are stew ards of the bond, he said. We live in an interesting world [with] so much potential and so much risk. We will always encounter chal lenges we cannot predict. But relationships like this help us get through them.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 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 July 12: 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! July 13: Bands by the Beach. 8 p.m. at the Beacon. The weath er is heating up and so is the nightlife at the Beacon! Bands by the Beach is FREE on Friday July 13, August 17 and September 14. Enjoy LIVE music while sip ping on a beverage from Loggerheads Pub, locat ed next door. Stay tuned to MWR Mayports Facebook page for band updates! 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 15: Paintball. Have fun playing paint ball with GTF and the Liberty Center. No gear? No problem! Rent all your equipment for $15 and make sure to bring extra cash for Paintballs. The van departs the Liberty Center at 9:00 a.m. Transportation is free. Stop by or call the Liberty Center to reserve your spot by the Wednesday before the trip. Open to all hands, 18 years and older. July 17: The 4th Annual Storytellers Qualifying Tournament. Tuesday, July 17 at Windy Harbor Golf Club with a shot gun start at 12pm. The entry fee is $30 and includes golf, cart, priz es and food afterwards. The top 8 qualifiers from Mayport, 24 total from the Tri-Site Area (Mayport, Jax and Kings Bay), will be able to com pete in the Storytellers Invitational, compli ments 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 represent their respec tive 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! July 19: 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! July 19: Crabbing. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Join MWR and learn crab bing techniques to catch blue crabs. Cost is $5 and includes bait, line and nets. Bring your own bucket or cooler if you plan on keep ing your catch. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by July 17. All skill lev els are welcome! *A Shore Fishing License is required from the state of Florida. The license can be obtained for free from the local tax col lectors office or can be purchased for a small fee online at July 20: Mayport Movies: Toy Story 3 (G). 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. 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 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. COMMUNITY RECREATION Auto Skills Center The Auto Skills Center can perform routine maintenance on your vehicle and we offer equipment and space for the do-it-yourself (DIY) customer. Our Safety Class is a one-time class required for our DIY cus tomers, and are held on Tuesdays Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Adventures Whether youre an avid outdoors lover, complete novice, or somewhere in between, Outdoor Adventures has what you need to enjoy the great outdoors. We offer outdoor and party gear rental, clinics and class es to help you enjoy the area. Get outside with our rental camping gear, including Jon boats, boo gie boards, canoes, kay aks, tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags and more! We also sup ply party rentals includ ing tables, chairs, BBQ grills, bouncy houses, coolers, canopies and more; available for your next party whether it be a retirement, reenlist ment, hail and farewell or childs birthday. Tickets and Travel The Tickets and Travel Office offers discounted tickets to many attrac tions in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We also feature dis counted hotel reserva tions, cruise bookings and affordable Disney merchandise. Tickets and Travel has two loca tions. Our main office is on Naval Station Mayport and the Annex is in the Commissary parking lot. Currently, we are selling Lynyrd Skynyrd, Monster Jam, and Jaguars tickets. Tickets are limited so get your soon! MWR ENTERTAINMENT Beachside Bingo Test your luck at Beachside Bingo! We offer Bingo Nights, Lunchtime Bingo, monthly Bingo Specials and Summer Family Bingo. Lunchtime Bingo is on Wednesday at 11:30am and packs only cost $15. Night Bingo runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm. Our Bingo Specials feature double payouts. Summer Family Bingo is Saturday June 9, July 14, August 4 at 1pm and tickets cost $5. No matter who you are, we have a program for you! Bowling Center There is always something going on at the Bowling Center. Wednesday is $1 Military Appreciation where games, shoes are $1 all day and hot dogs and sodas are $1 until 5pm. Friday and Saturday night is Xtreme Red Pin Bowling from 8 11 p.m. where every game is just $3.50 and if you strike when the head pin is red you win a free game of bowling for your next visit. Sunday Funday is every Sunday with $2 games, $2 shoes and $1 soft drinks all day long. 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. FOOD AND BEVERAGE Focsle Lounge at the CPO Club Find great food and fun in the Focsle Lounge at the CPO Club which overlooks the Atlantic See MWR, Page 11


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 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. 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. Open to all hands 18+. 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 23: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 5 p.m. Tell us what you would like to see on the Liberty calendar! 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 Get Fit With MWR Aquatics Thursdays: Family Swim. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Protect your skin and swim indoors! Enjoy Family Swim Thursdays from 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. This non-structured activ ity allows your family to practice their swim ming skills, play and enjoy our fabulous indoor pool. 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 two-week period. They are held in the morn ings and are 45 min utes long. Registration for each session is only $45 and is held at the Natatorium the Friday and Saturday prior to the start of each ses sion. 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. August 18: The Mayport Mud Run Its time to get dirty! This years race will fea ture even more extreme challenges like the Hercules hoist, verti cal walls and more! The Jr. Mud Run starts at 8 a.m. for ages 13 or older, and the Mayport Mud Run starts at 9 a.m. for ages 14 or older. The fun contin ues with a race after party with live music, bounce houses, food and refreshments. Early registration is only $10 per adult, $5 per youth, and $20 per guest until August 16. Space is lim ited so sign up soon! 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 par ticipants 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. 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. 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 UFC fights, ESPN College GameDay Football and the NFL Sunday Ticket. Open seven days a week at 5 p.m. for patrons 21 and up. From Page 10 MWR


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