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Back To School Splash Helps Kids Get Ready For School Page 3 Preventative Medicine Give Yourself Health Page 8 USO/Adventure Landing Military Appreciation Night Pages 4-5 2018 Florida Military-Friendly Guide Highlights Programs For Service Members From Governors Press Office Governor Rick Scott announced the release of the 2018 Florida Military-Friendly Guide on July 24. The annual guide, created by the Florida Defense Support Task Force, offers a summary of Floridas laws, programs and services benefitting military service members and their families. It also highlights Floridas low tax and financial advantages, educational benefits, professional licensure opportunities and fee waivers for service men, women and their families stationed in Florida. A digital copy of the 2018 Florida Military-Friendly Guide is available https://www. wp-content/uploads/ Florida-MilitaryFriendly-Guide-2018. pdf. Governor Scott said, As a proud Navy veteran, and the son of a World War II veteran, I want to make sure our military and their families have access to the services they need. Florida is the most military and veteran friendly state in the nation, and since I took office, weve invested hundreds of millions in funding for services and benefits for our military and veterans. Our Florida Military-Friendly Guide is another great resource for our military members to learn more about these great benefits and everything Florida has to offer to those who serve. Florida is home to more than 1.5 million veterans, 20 major military installations and three unified commands. Since 2011, under the leadership of Governor Scott, Florida has invested hundreds of millions in funding to support active military, veterans and their families including more than $180 million in this years budget. Governor Scotts focus on serving those that serve our nation has also helped drive down the unemployment rate for veterans in Florida to a low 2.9 percent nearly an entire percent lower than the national average and a decrease of more than six percent since 2010. To foster enhanced cooperation between state agencies and Floridas military installations, Governor Scott holds regular meetings with Floridas base commanders and heads of state agencies. Representative Jay Trumbull of Panama City, Chair of the Florida Defense Support Task Force, said, The Florida Military-Friendly Guide is a great resource for military service men, women and their families in the Sunshine State. Enterprise Florida and the Florida Defense Support Task Force will continue to support military members and their families, and Are You Ready? From Staff A small purple globe icon located at the bottom of your computer screen is responsible for warning personnel at Naval Station Mayport of impending danger during an emergency. Commander, Navy Installations Command in 2008 deployed The Wide Area Alert Notification (WAAN) system to allow local commanders to pass critical information to affected personnel, military, civilians and their families. According to Mayport Installation Emergency Management Officer Steven Millican, early notification is crucial to protect personnel and their families. Anytime you can have an early notification message to protect yourself and your family is critical, he said. We have been working to educate personnel about the system and maintain that education on how important this is for them. The WAAN system is a four-prong approach. Computer Desktop Notification System (CDNS), Automated Telephone Notification System (ATNS), Giant Voice (GV) and Interior Voice (IV). The primary notification system at Mayport is the AtHoc notification system. Every shore based military and civilian with Common access Card (CAC), assigned to a Mayport address NMCI computer and a valid Global Address Locator (GAL) has an AtHoc account automatically generated. The AtHoc system is the program that generates CDNS and ATNS alerts. You can receive alerts via work/personal email, work/ personal telephone and text. Sailors assigned to afloat units receive alerts via registration with the ship email and distribution lists established by radio. When an alert is generated from the installation, the ship receives the alert and forwards the message via internal email and telephone text. A different system is used when the ship or unit is deployed, he added. When the ship is away from port, the ship does not receive AtHoc alerts; thus the Sailors are not notified and cannot notify their families. Millican said that Ombudsman contact data has been included into the AtHoc server so our families can receive the alert issued by the installation. According to Millican, it is essential that all personnel whether on ship or shore, maintain updated information in your contact information account to make the system run properly. The ombudsman serve a critical role to make this system work for deployed personnel, he said. All -Photo by Paige Gnann NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. David Yoder, and Mayport Navy Exchange General Manager Bill Hockenbury, order their first meals from the newly-opened Loco Bros Mexican Grill, which joins Subway inside Building 1397. From Staff In an ongoing effort to provide new food options for the Sailors, civilians, residents and visitors to Naval Station Mayport, Capt. David Yoder, commanding officer of NS Mayport, joined NEX General Manager Bill Hockenbury at a soft opening for Loco Bros Mexican Grill in Building 1397, the space formerly occupied by Taco Bell. The restaurant is an assembly-line style restaurant that features made from scratch tacos, burritos, nachos and bowls. The second location for owners Uguray Isik and Burak Kus (the first is NAS Pensacola), Mayport will include a vegetarian protein option. This location will also have a drive-thru breakfast menu available after the restaurant is in full swing. Loco Bros opening comes on the heels of the newest food truck addition, Back to the Grind Mobile Cafe coffee and smoothie truck parked off Massey Avenue from 6-10 a.m. See AtHoc, Page 7 AtHoc App Available An AtHoc Mass Notification App is available for the iPhone and Android from the App store. Make sure to download Blackberry AtHoc. You will be prompted to enter your email address that is pre-registered into the AtHoc server from your installation. Insert MYPT for Naval Station Mayport. Forward your full name, unit and email to the Emergency Management office at NSMYPT_DISASTER_ PREP@nmci-isf. com. Make sure to verify your email address. You will be notified when you are connected to NS Mayport. -Photo by Lt. Daphne White Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dante Johnson stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz alongside MV Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679). The Sullivans 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. Traveling The Strait And Narrow New Eats At NS Mayport See Florida, Page 6


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 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. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. For more information, call 270-5212. Back To School Tax Holiday Aug. 3-5 Time flies when youre having fun! Summer vacation is winding down. School begins for St. Johns County on Friday, August 10 th Duval County on Monday, August 13 th and Clay County on Tuesday, August 15 th Sounds like its time for Back to School Shopping! Did you know Florida has a Back to School sales tax holiday weekend? Heres what savvy shoppers need to know about their weekend window to save on clothes and school supplies. This tax holiday begins on Friday, August 03, 2018, and ends on Sunday, August 05, 2018 During this holiday period, Florida law states that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of: Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and This holiday does not apply to: Any item of clothing selling for more than $60 Any school supply item selling for more than $15 Books that are not otherwise exempt Personal computers that cost more than the $750 cutoff or those that are intended for commercial use; Rentals or leases of any of these items; Repairs or alterations of any of these items; or Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport. Clothing Clothing means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, or handkerchiefs. No tax is due on the sale or purchase of any article of clothing, wallet, or bag, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags, but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags, with a selling price of $60 or less per item School Supplies School supplies means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators. No tax is due on the sale or purchase of any school supply item with a selling price of $15 or less per item. This exemption does not apply to sales of school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport. This is the time to stock up on supplies for the entire school year. Also, dont forget your childs teacher would be thrilled with some extra supplies you pick up and donate to the class. If youd like more information about Floridas 10-Day Tax Free Holiday, including detailed lists of exempt items, go to: http:// KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer The Stars of Key West Remind Me Of A Promise Several years ago we had the privilege of being stationed in Key West. Of the many things that I miss from there is observing the stars at night. Coming from the Dallas area in Texas, I couldnt see as many stars at night because they were washed out by the numerous city lights. However, since Key West is so far removed from big city lights, the night sky view is crisp, clear, and amazing. One evening, while gazing up into the sky, amazed at the beauty of Gods big creation and feeling small comparatively, I wondered how many stars were up there. Have you ever attempted to count the stars? I asked this to my then five-yearold daughter and she informed me that there were at least 27 stars, maybe more. I read an LA Times article that spoke of the number of stars in the universe. The new census, based on analysis of the light signature of the galaxies using instruments at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, pushes the total number of stars in the universe to 300 sextillion. Thats 100 billion squared, multiplied by 30 (http://articles. dec/01/science/la-scistars-20101202). I dont have enough fingers to count that high. In Genesis, God made a promise to Abraham that he would be the father of a great nation that would bring blessing to the whole world (Genesis 12:1-3). This may have seemed crazy because Abraham and his wife were childless and in their late 70s. God went on to say, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them . so shall your offspring be (Genesis 15:5). God did not say that Abraham would have 100 billion squared multiplied by 30 descendants, but that, like the stars, there would be too many to count. Every time Abraham looked up at the stars he would be able to recall Gods promise and have confidence. God did keep His promise and from Abraham came the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ. Of course, promises dont do us any good unless we believe and act upon them. Abrahams greatest need was righteousness, just as it is for all of us today, because the Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6). This literally means righteousness was imputed to him, or put to ones account because he believed. On the cross, our sins were put on Jesus account when He suffered the punishment that belonged to us (Isaiah 53:6). When you trust Him, His righteousness is put on your account (2 Corinthians 5:21), and you stand righteous and forgiven before a holy God. Do you believe in the promises of God? The next time you look up and observe the stars in the beautiful skies at night, thank God for being faithful to His promises. Chaplain David Martin CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER What I Learned About Military Life From Watching The Soaps [Cue organ music.] [Distinguished male voice over:] In our last episode, publishing mogul Preston Thornton III was still in a coma as a result of the mysterious chandelier accident at his Bay City Mansion. His evil twin sister Iris hatched a deal with Metropolitan Hospitals Dr. Lucas Moore to keep Preston unconscious until they had time to fraudulently embezzle his fortune. Meanwhile, Prestons wife, Felicity, the genuine heir, fell in love with Dr. Moore while spending long hours in the hospital at her husbands bedside. In a dramatic cliffhanger, Dr. Moore, Iris and Felicity found themselves in Prestons hospital room, just as he opened his eyes and said to Felicity, Who are you? Does Preston have amnesia? Will Dr. Moore continue to plot with Iris, or will he follow his heart and pursue Felicity? Will Preston cut his cheating wife out of his will? Who will get the riches? And who will find love? And now, another episode of . . Yep, Ill admit it. There was a period in my life when I watched the soaps. Off and on between 1995 and 2000, I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch watching TV in the middle of the day. No, I wasnt eating bonbons. I was a young Navy wife at home nursing our babies, and what could be a more fitting way to pass the time than watching a bit of boob tube? I found the soaps to be totally ludicrous, but surprisingly entertaining. Every soap opera character had been in a coma, was kidnapped, had amnesia, was switched with another baby at birth, came back from the dead, time traveled, and was cloned. I never took any of it seriously, although I am embarrassed to admit that I might have shed a tear or two when Bo married Fancy Face back in 1996. I tried watching talk shows while nursing for a while, but Sallie Jesse Raphael, Maury Povich and Jenny Jones just didnt provide the escapism I was seeking during my homebound years as a young Navy mom. Except for that riveting episode when Maury interviewed people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Now that my kids have all graduated from high school, I dont have an excuse to sit on the couch in the middle of the day and watch soaps anymore. But as I enter a new empty nest phase of my life, I realize that those soap operas actually taught me an important life lesson. No, not to hatch a plot to steal the Quartermaine family fortune, or to create an evil clone of Reva Lewis, or to confront devilpossessed Dr. Marlena Evans-Black at Bradys Pub, or to fake my death while in a voodoo trance. Sure, the dramatic twists and turns can be hokey and unrealistic in the context of General Hospital, but the concept that just about anything is possible can be motivating to a young military spouse facing the tedious challenges of running a household alone. In a roundabout way, soap operas send the message, Forget your reality for a moment and realize that you can do whatever you set your mind to. It IS possible for me to shower in the morning. It IS possible for me to exercise three days a week. It IS possible for me to save more money. It IS possible for me to cook something other than chicken nuggets for dinner. It IS possible to send my spouse a care package once a month during deployments. It MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Soaps, Page 3 See School, Page 3


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 3 IS possible for me to reach out to the new military spouse next door. It IS possible for our family to go to church on Sunday. Thats not fantasy. Thats reality. Lets face it, we only have One Life to Live. As for me, I will be a Guiding Light for All My Children, and teach them that, although they may feel Young and Restless, they should look for The Bold and the Beautiful things in life as they Search for Tomorrow. And As the World Turns, we should all spend The Days of Our Lives striving to be a little better each year. It is possible, because just about anything is possible. For more wit and witticism from Lisa, go to www. From Page 2 Soaps backtoschool/Pages/ default.aspx Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or feedback about this article, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can use this contact information to schedule a meeting with her in Building One. From Page 2 School rf ntb fr f Mayport Sailor Of The Week Name (rate/rank, first, and last): MR2 Thomas Evans Job: Machinist at SERMC Mayport Age: 25 Hometown: Hawley, Texas Favorite hobby: Crafting furniture, Playing guitar Hero: Johnny Winter Best Piece of Advice Received: If you dont feel like youre going to scrap your part the whole time making it, it is possible that you are doing it wrong. Goal for the Navy: Set myself up to get out of the Navy, Successful prepared. How has the Navy Improved Your life? Paid for my school and education Why was this Sailor selected? MR2 Evans is a passionate Sailor and is enthusiastic about his career in the Navy, showing great potential in his technical expertise and Leadership abilities. His true dedication and passion to his work enables him to frequently take on assignments that can be very challenging but completes the taskings with little to no supervision. Fully qualified and well respected up and down the Chain of Command he is our go-to Machinist. Sought out for his technical expertise and always counted upon for those difficult and complex jobs. He always displays a great attitude which results in a positive impact in his work center which establishes that superior work relationship among his peers. MR2 Evans is a role model Sailor and a prime example of what a Navy technical expert is, within his field. He will continue to do great things and climb the ladder of advancement in no time. MR2 Thomas Evans MWR Helps Families Prepare For School By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician Celebrate the end of summer and prepare for the upcoming school year at MWRs Back 2 School Splash on August 11 at the Outdoor Pool and Sea Otter Pavilion. Participants will enjoy a pool party, music, food, and fun from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Families will also get the opportunity to learn about the available academic, social, and behavioral resources available for military children. The whole event is free and available to all school age children and families of military members. The Back 2 School Splash has become a Mayport tradition, said Sharon Kasica, School Liaison Officer (SLO) for Naval Station Mayport. The event features two parts, a pool party and a resource fair. The pool party is a crowd favorite, with extended hours in the evening. Educational information will be available at the resource fair, next to the pool at the Sea Otter Pavilion. The event is a great opportunity to get families ready for school and to share information about the resources available both on and off base. Families might not be aware of the scope of services that are available to them, Kasica explained. The SLO provides information on services for military children and offers a link between the military, the local school system, and parents. Families can receive information about home-schooling, tutoring, special needs, and transitioning to a new school system. In fact, Duval County Public Schools will be represented by the following schools at the Back 2 School Splash: Finegan Elementary Mayport Elementary Jax Beach Elementary Oceanway Elementary Mayport Middle Fletcher High MWR Mayport Child and Youth Programs will also be available to answer questions and provide information. Families can learn about the childcare options available through MWR, as well as information on Youth Sports. Other organizations that will be involved in the event include the American Red Cross, Blue Star Families, Guidance/ ESE/School Choice, the Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC), Military OneSource, Military Family Life Counselors, the USO, Florida Virtual Schools, and the Jacksonville Public Library. I am happy to help assist military families stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Kasica stated, because Military children serve too and sacrifice more than many people realize. The Back 2 School Splash is organized by the SLO and MWR Mayport. Throughout the year the SLO pro vides resources to help families maximize edu cational opportunities to help ensure the academic success of military chil dren. For more informa tion go to www.navym follow us on Facebook, and download our mobile app.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 USO Sponsors 12th Military Appreciation At Adventure Landing By Paige Gnann The Mirror editor More than 2,000 service members and their families from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NSB Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees were able to escape the Florida heat at Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Waterpark on July 26 during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by USO. For only a few of dollars per person, military families were able to enjoy both amusement parks on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach. Normally, just a ticket to the water park would cost around $25 per person so the savings are substantial. This is great, said dependent Kim Pruven, whos husband works at HSM-72. Even though [my 9-month old daughter, Ava] cant do a whole bunch, we are enjoying it. Service members and their families spent the evening lazing along the Lil St. Johns River lazy river or getting washed ashore with at the Wave Pool. For the little ones, the water park offers the redesigned Pirates Play Village, an interactive water play area with slides, nozzles that squirt and spray water, plus a lot of places to explore. There is also a Kiddie Cove designed for toddlers. For the more daring adventurers, the water park offers the Hydro Half-pipe a 35-foot halfpipe, based on a skateboarders trick maker. They could also swirled along in the Eye of the Storm, a 40-foot body slide where riders are challenged to see how many revolutions they can make before dropping into eight feet of water, according to Adventure Landing website. On the other side of Adventure Landing, family members could enjoy Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, the Wacky Worm roller coaster, Batting Cages, the Adventure Speedway go-karts, and arcade area. -Photo by Paige Gnann Nine-month-old Ava Pruven has fun playing with the water spouts with her mother, Kim, at the Kiddie Cove area designed specifically for toddlers during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Kids enjoy playing in the redesigned Pirates Play Village during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Fun in the sun and waves at Adventure Landings Wave Pool, a 500,000 gallon pool producing three to four foot waves, during the 11th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Tech Sgt. Tijuana Hamilton of the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing heads down one of several water slides during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann NDCS Richard Stafford of SERMC Mayport takes the plunge down Hydro Half Pipe during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Chase Crockett and his friend Luke Facchinetti, both 9, head down one of several water slides during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 5 -Photo by Paige Gnann More than 2,000 service members and their families from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NSB Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees were able to escape the Florida heat at Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Waterpark on July 27 during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Families head down the go-kart track at the Adenture Speedway, one of several activities dur ing the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Families cool off in the Lil St. Johns River lazy river at the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. More than 2,000 service members and their families from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NSB Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees attended the annual event. -Photo by Paige Gnann A young girl heads down the slide at the redesigned Pirates Play Village during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Kids get ready for some water fun time during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Hull Technician 2nd Class Gary Greenwood of LCS Indianapolis, and his wife, Cara, get their daughter, Payton, 4, and son, Hunter, 3, ready for safe water fun by first putting on life preserves provided by Adventure Landing. The family was at the park during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. -Photo by Paige Gnann Zendaya Ross, 3, is excited after she takes a shot at putt putt at the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, sponsored by USO. More than 2,000 service members and their families from NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NSB Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees attended the annual event.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. July 30-Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Command Financial Specialist Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This five-day training provides invaluable training to ensure CFSs have the latest tools to serve as effective financial specialists for their respective commands. Preregistration is required. Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-Noon SAPR VA Continuing Education, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Credentialed Victim Advocates must complete 32 hours of refresher training every two years to maintain credentials and receive the latest SAPR Program updates. Aug. 9, 11 a.m.Noon Banking and Financial Services, BLDG 1, RM 702 Financial institutions offer a wide array of products and services to meet your needs. From basic checking accounts to complex investments and loans, todays financial institutions have it all. This program will help you understand all the products and services available. Aug. 9, 1 p.m.3 p.m. The Fundamentals of LinkedIn. BLDG 1, RM 1616 LinkedIn is the professional network where you find contacts and they can find you. This course helps you create your own strategies and implement tactics to grow your network, improve individual relationships and share your brand appropriately. Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military personnel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separating from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process. Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Understanding Anger, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home. Aug. 14, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. EFMP Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607 Would you like general information about the EFM program and its benefits? Are you interested in learning about local community resources for special needs families? Would you like to connect with other special needs families? Are you looking for a comfortable environment to share resources and experiences with other special needs families? Aug. 16, 11 a.m.Noon Money and Move, BLDG 1, FFSC Transfers are a fact of life for most military service members and their families. This workshop will help you prepare financially for an upcoming move due to a transfer to a new duty station or a transition out of the military. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.Noon What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702 The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encompassing behavior, emotion, development and socialization. Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Stress Management, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems associated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress. Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m.6 p.m. Expectant Parents Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 702 Expecting a new baby can be a worrying time for expectant parents! You need to know what to expect with a new baby. Join us to meet and gain support from others and exchange new ideas. Aug. 22, 9 a.m.11 a.m. Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 All military service members or military spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attorney, and know the dates you want to request for your Packup/Pick-up. Aug. 23, 8 a.m.Noon Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), BLDG 1, RM 1616 The final component of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS). During Capstone, Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and the completion of CRS is verified and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). Aug. 27-31, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee/Retiree Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 The class is designed for military personnel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separating from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process. Aug. 27, 6 p.m.7 p.m. IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and connect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! Aug. 30, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Car Buying Strategies, ATG Auditorium Feel like a winner after the purchase of your next car by developing the knowledge and skills that will empower you to research the purchase, ask the right questions during the sale, and practice negotiation techniques to get a great deal. Make your dream car a reality! FFSC Helps Sailors On Their Return Home -Photo by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Jose Sanchez, a Fleet and Family Support Center representative, discusses post-deployment reintegration with Sailors during a Fleet and Family Support Center class aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) July 25, 2018. New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa. Montford Point Marine Posthumously Honored with Congressional Gold Medal By Scott Curtis SERMC Public Affairs A legacy of service that began in 1942 was honored recently in Detroit. Charles Mosley, a Montford Point Marine, was posthumously honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, which along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor and is awarded to persons who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipients field long after the achievement. In 2011 President Barack Obama signed the law to award all Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service to their country during World War II. The Gold Medal was presented by Medal of Honor Recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, and was received by his grandson, recently retired Chief Petty Officer Marcus Miree of SERMC and daughter during the annual National Annual Heritage Military Banquet & Awards Ceremony. Montford Point Marines were the first African Americans to enlist into the then segregated U.S. Marine Corps, and all trained at Montford Point at Camp Lejeune, N.C. After President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 on June 1, 1942, which ended discrimination in the defense industry and in the armed services, the Corps recruited a significant number its first African Americans from the Midwest, including Detroit. The Executive Order abolished a 167-year color barrier that denied enlistment of men of color since the American Revolution. when African Americans served in the Continental Marines. Approximately 20,000 African American recruits received training at Montford Point (approximately 10% of the Marine Corps end strength) during World War II, and every aspect of their training was segregated from their white counterparts. They were housed in prefabricated huts and railroad tracks separated white residents from the training camp. Montford Point Marines were only permitted on the main base of Camp Lejeune if they were escorted by a white Marine. This ceremony today is a debt that we cant ever repay to those Marines that came before us, but it is our form of showing respect, Miree said. These great men served our country with courage and dedication, even in the face of discrimination and intolerance. Many Montford Point Marines participated in major combat operations including D-Day, Saipan, Peleliu, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. The Montford Point Marines on Peleliu were called Black Angels by their white counterparts because they arrived just-in-time and fought while under fierce enemy fire. The largest number of Montford Point Marines to serve in combat during World War II took part in the seizure of Okinawa, with approximately 2,000 seeing action. Knowing now what he did and what he was a part of just makes me so proud of him, said Miree. This ceremony was so heartwarming, I am humbled and honored to receive his award in front of family and friends in Detroit. The initial intent was to discharge African American Marines after the War, but in 1948 President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 negating segregation. About a year later the Montford Marine Camp was deactivated, ending seven years of segregation. work to maintain Floridas status as the most military-friendly state in the nation. The defense industry provides an annual economic impact of $84.9 billion and accounts for more than 801,000 jobs in Florida. Defense continues to be the fourth largest contributor to the state economy behind agriculture and tourism. The Florida Military-Friendly Guide is distributed annually to Floridas military bases and defense communities. From Page 1 Florida JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 7 personnel need to make sure and have their family contact information updated [with their command ombudsman] so they can be contacted in case of an emergency. Instructions for adding and updating contact information to the WAAN using the AtHoc self service client are: Right click on the AtHoc Self service client (Purple Globe) Icon in the desktop toolbar at the bottom of the computer screen. Select Access self service from the pop-up menu. The AtHoc self service will open. Select the My info tab and update your last name, first name and display name, then save. Do not enter PIN information. Select the Devices tab and enter your contact information in the appropriate fields. From Page 1 AtHoc Iwo Jima, 26th MEU Depart Malaga From Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Public Affairs The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and components of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Malaga, Spain, July 24, following a scheduled port visit. Nearly 2,500 embarked Sailors and Marines spent three days visiting the Mediterranean coastal city to deepen strategic and personal ties with their Spanish allies. The overall response Ive gotten from speaking to the crew is that Malaga was above and beyond their expectations, said Capt. Joseph OBrien, Iwo Jimas commanding officer. I want to thank our Spanish hosts and the people of Malaga for their hospitality during our visit. It is just another great example of our strong relationship that we will continue for years to come. U.S. Marine Col. Farrell J. Sullivan, commanding officer of the 26th MEU, said Malagas generosity made for a memorable port call. We had high expectations before pulling into Malaga and our visit easily exceeded those expectations in every way. The local authorities and businesses welcomed us with open arms. The people were charming and the food was incredible, said Sullivan. I believe the Marines and Sailors thoroughly enjoyed their stay and truly found this Mediterranean gem a place for much needed rest, relaxation, and reset before we move on to the next stage of our deployment. Since departing the refrain aboard Iwo Jima is that many plan to return to Malaga. We miss it already. This was Iwo Jimas third visit to a U.S. 6th Fleet port as part of their scheduled deployment that began Feb. 7. For Yeoman 3rd Class Jozef Berisha Malagas people, sights and activities gave him an allaround positive liberty experience. I saw so many pictures of Spain before getting here, and it blew away my expectations, said Berisha. The food was amazing, the history inside the buildings was fantastic, and the beaches were beautiful to see in person. I would love to come back and visit again. U.S. Marine Cpl. Diego Ramirez, a fellow firsttime visitor to Spain, also had a great time. I took a tour of the Nerja Caves, which were incredible, and we spent a lot of time at the beach and walking the streets of Malaga, said Ramirez, a radio operator with the 26th MEU. Malaga was amazing, and I hope I can return some day with my family. Since departing Mayport, Florida, the blue-green team has played a critical role in bringing a ready, versatile amphibious assault capability and vigilant maritime presence to the Mediterranean in addition to working with partner nations to achieve the mutual goal of a peaceful and prosperous region. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group embarks the 26th MEU and is comprised of Iwo Jima, the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS New York (LPD-21), the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Team 4 and 8, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22, components of Naval Beach Group 2 and the embarked staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 4. The 26th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors and includes a command element, ground combat element, aviation combat element and logistics combat element. -Photo by MC1 Kristopher Regan Marines and Sailors play basketball on the flight deck during a steel beach picnic aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) July 28, 2018. Iwo Jima, 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. -Photo by MC1 Kristopher Regan Marines take part in a fitness challenge on the flight deck during a steel beach picnic aboard the Waspclass amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) July 28, 2018. -Photo by MC1 Kristin M. Schuster Marine Corps Sgt. Jonathan Mancini, left, and Sgt. Mario Cortez, both assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, play a game of corn hole on the flight deck during a steel beach picnic aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) July 28, 2018. -Photo by MC1 Kristin M. Schuster The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jimas (LHD 7) First Class Petty Officer Association serves Sailors and Marines in the hangar bay aboard July 28 during a steel beach picnic. Iwo Jima, 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.


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Give Yourself The Gift Of Health By Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Farrar Officer in Charge, Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Preventive services and immunizations are your best defense against serious illness and preventable disease. Your care teams at Naval Brach Health Clinic Mayport stand ready to provide those services. Each year, potentially preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths among Americans. Men and Women: Colorectal cancer: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., among cancers affecting both men and women. If youre age 50 or over, get screened now for colorectal cancer. Screening can find growths so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening can also find cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. If you have risk factors, you might need to be tested earlier or more often. Talk to your primary care manager. Diabetes: If you have diabetes, see your health care team every three to six months for an AIC test. This checks your long-term control of blood sugar. Make an appointment with your PCM today. You can discuss strategies to manage diabetes at home, work, school, and while traveling. You can also talk with a diabetes nurse or our nutrition clinic, and ask about our Diabetes Wellness Team. Men: Talk to your PCM about testicular and prostate cancer screenings, or other tests you might need. Women: Cervical cancer: Prevent cervical cancer with the right test at the right time. Starting at age 21, get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, you have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Talk with your PCM about options. Chlamydia: Most people who have chlamydia dont know it, since theres often no symptoms. Its the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Women under age 25 (and older women with risk factors) need chlamydia testing every year. Call or email your PCM to schedule a urine sample in our lab. Breast cancer: Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when its easier to treat and before its big enough to feel. Starting at age 40, talk with your PCM about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. You have the choice to get an annual mammogram at age 40 and up. Call Radiology (at our hospital) today (904542-7782). Its easy to schedule, with no need to see your PCM. Children: Well-child checkup: Bring your child in for a check-up in the first month of life, and at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months of age; and at ages 2, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years. Checkups track growth and development, prevent illness with immunizations, and answer your questions. Talk to your PCM about check-ups during the school-age years. Your Medical Home Port teams are here to meet your preventive, routine, and urgent health needs. Make an appointment with your PCM by phone (904-270-3248), or at the TRICARE Online Patient Portal at www. For immunizations, stop by or call 904-2704305. To take a free class on tobacco cessation, nutrition, or healthy weight, contact our Health Promotions at 904-270-5292. For 24/7 clinical advice, call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (800-874-2273) or chat at www. mhsNurseAdviceLine. com. To securely email your care team (for non-urgent issues), sign up for free at www. TOLSecureMessaging. com. To view your care teams PCMs, visit our website at www. navalhospitaljax, click on Medical Home Port, and click on each team. (Or download the NHJax app.) NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. NH Jacksonvilles priority, since its founding in 1941, is to heal the nations heroes and their families. Of its patient population (163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen, and their families), about 84,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more or download the mobile app, visit www. navalhospitaljax. -Photo by Jacob Sippel A Navy Medicine obstetrics/gynecology nurse discusses cervical cancer screenings with a patient. Starting at age 21, women should get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, women have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Women should talk with their doctor about options. -Photo by Paige Gnann Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jared Kohler gives blood during an American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Naval Station Mayport on July 25 at Building One. Mayport Sailors Give Blood -Photo by Paige Gnann NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. David Yoder joins Mayport Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Director Bill Kennedy after members of the Amelia Concours dElegance presents Kennedy with a donation check in support of the organization. Concours Gives Back Commissaries Stock Up For Sidewalk Sales By Sallie Cauthers DeCA marketing and mass media specialist Commissaries worldwide will kick off Back-to-School sidewalk sales events beginning mid-August and continuing through September, focusing on healthy family breakfasts, fresh-packed school lunches and after-school snacks for children. This sidewalk sale event will occur in lieu of the Defense Commissary Agencys Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale regularly held in September. Patrons can check DeCAs website for the date and times for their locally held Backto-School sidewalk sale Our commissaries offer lots of products in all categories that fit into a school kids day, said Tracie Russ, DeCAs director of sales. Fresh produce plays a big role in all three meals, as well as lunchmeats and dairy products. Russ added that the sidewalk sale may include club pack items, cases of breakfast cereals, bottled water and more. You may still find local farmers markets in the month of August at some of our commissaries, she said. Check with your local produce manager to see if they have scheduled anything in your area. Throughout the month of August, the agencys industry partners vendors, suppliers and brokers are collaborating with commissaries to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Patrons are advised to check the end of the aisle for themed items with extra low pricing. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers should check with their store manager to verify when they will be offering the following sales events: Back-to-school sweepstakes. In August, commissar ies and exchanges have teamed up worldwide to offer an opportunity to enter to win $100 in commissary or exchange gift cards. Patrons also have an opportunity to win a $50 entertain ment/restaurant gift card from the exchang es that can be used at AAFES theatres or exchange food malls. On the commissarys web site, you will also find a useful back-to-school shopping list of items patrons can purchase from the commissary and exchange. Box Tops for Education, a General Mills school fundraising program, runs Aug. 6-19 in commissaries worldwide. Each product box top collected is worth 10 cents, and many General Mills items will have double box top value during the month. Highvalue coupons, in-store product demonstrations and decorative mass displays are also part of the promotion. Make this School Year a Success Story with Kelloggs and Scholastic. From Aug. 6 to 19, Kelloggs is offering discounted prices on their name brand items and free Scholastic books. Kelloggs covers the back-to-school food categories: ready-to-eat cereals, toaster pastries and cookies. The Kellogg Company will donate 5 cents per package for every Kelloggs or Keebler product sold and scanned from Aug. 1 to Sept. 15. See details at your local commissary. Back-to-school free movie ticket. Customers can earn a free movie ticket by buying seven of the following name brands in one transaction at participating commissaries between Aug. 5 Sept. 5: Gatorade, Entenmanns, Oreo, Nabisco, Frito Lay, Planters, Capri Sun, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Hillshire Farm, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Tylenol, Listerine, Centrum, Tums, Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Biotene, Scott towels and Kleenex. See rules at your local commissary. AXE Back to School Sweepstakes. From July 16 through Sept. 15, commissary patrons worldwide will have the opportunity to enter to win many prizes, including commissary gift cards, Apple MacBooks, iPads, iPods and Apple Gift Cards. There will more than 90 prizes awarded. Look for AXE shower gel, deodorant and hair care product displays in your local commissary during this promotion period. Back to School/ Labor Day-free groceries. Kraft Heinz Company will be giving away eight prizes worldwide of $2,500 each in commissary gift cards. The online giveaway will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 23. No purchase necessary. Check your local commissary for more details. Operation Gratitude. For every Mario brand product purchased in commissaries worldwide from Aug. 20 to Sept. 9, one 20g Snack Olive Pouch will be donated to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in an Operation Gratitude Care Package. Say Cheese Please! From Aug. 20 to Sept. 9, your commis sary is offering special savings on Freedoms Choice cheese: string cheese, cheese sticks, sliced, singles and cream cheese. Your commis sary now offers five com missary brand lines: Freedoms Choice (food products), HomeBase (non-food products), TopCare (healthcare and beauty supplies), TippyToes (baby food and products) and Full Circle Market (natural and organic products). Patrons can access FAQs and the commissary brand web page for more information. Your commissary can meet your health and wellness needs, said Deborah Harris, DeCA dietitian. We have many nutrient dense, high quality products that can be used to prepare more meals at home, which is key to improving the nutritional quality of your familys diet. Use your commissarys Nutrition Guide program, along with our YES! program, sales flyer and our dietitianapproved recipes to meet your needs while making the most of your benefit.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 9 -Photo by MC3 Jonathan Clay U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Howerton, air boss for the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, right, greets Egyptian air force pilots aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during exercise Eagle Salute 18. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. Jason Dunham 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. HSM-48 Supports Eagle Salute NAVSUP FLC Jax Reservists Attend Logistics Course at NS Mayport From NAVSUP Sailors from NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville (FLCJ) Navy Reserve element participated in the Logistics Support Representative training course, July 11-15, at Naval Station Mayport. The Logistics Support Representative (LSR) course is designed to refine the reservists skillset and facilitate integration into the NAVSUP FLCJ mission. This year, nine members of the FLCJ NR command attended the course, which exposed attendees to multiple areas of logistics support, including pairing with active duty counterparts and conducting site tours to improve reserve and active component integration. Each day of the fourday course began with LSR Master/ Journeyman-level classroom training facilitated by Logistics Specialist 1 st Class Bianka Echevarria and Logistics Specialist 1 st Class Darrell Moore. The second half of each day involved a site visit which provided a forum for understanding the application of the topics in real world circumstances. The best part of the course for the students is the site tours, said Echevarria. Its an opportunity for the students to get a feel of exactly how they would integrate within the FLCJ mission and visualize how they would work alongside their active duty counterparts in both annual training as well as in contingency response operations. The course attendees conducted site tours of various logistics operations at NS Mayport, including postal operations, husbanding activities, Logistics Support Center, hazardous material control operations, as well as a ship tour of the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), a visit to Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) and the Logistics Support Center (LSC). Students were also exposed to information systems to process requisitions and obtain status of material as well as exposure to processes and resources managed by NAVSUP and DLA. The course resulted in further advancing the students qualifications as NAVSUP-qualified Logistics Support Representatives. NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville, one of eight fleet logistics centers under Navy Supply Systems Command, provides operational logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other joint and allied forces. Services include contracting, regional transportation, fuel, material management, household goods movement support, postal and consolidated mail, warehousing, global logistics and husbanding, hazardous material management, and integrated logistics support. -Photo courtesy of NAVSUP NR FLCJ Commanding Officer and members of the HQ & Det. A units enjoyed a ship tour by Ensign Skoglund of USS Milwaukee. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You!


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www., on mwrmayport, on our app, or by calling 904270-5228. Events Aug. 2: 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! Aug. 3: Mayport Movies: Avengers: Infinity War (PG13). 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. Aug. 4: 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 Aug. 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. Aug. 4: UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2. 8 p.m. at Loggerheads Pub. Enjoy a beverage and watch this pay-per-view event for FREE at Loggerheads Pub. Undercard starts at 8 p.m. and the main event starts at 10 p.m. Open to all authorized MWR patrons. Aug. 5: Paintball. Have fun playing paintball 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. Aug. 8: Kids Arts and Crafts. 3 4 p.m. at Pelican Roost. Join MWR for Kids Arts and Crafts this summer! Each class will focus on a different art or craft and will be held every other Wednesday from 3-4pm at the Pelican Roost. Classes are open to children ages 5 and older and all children need to bring their parents. Sign up by the Tuesday before each class at the Pelican Roost (904) 270-7808. Aug. 9: Surf Fishing. 3:30 5 p.m. Join MWR and learn basic skills of surf fishing. Cost is only $5 and equipment is provided, or you can bring your own. Sign up at Outdoor Adventures by Aug. 7. All skill levels are welcome! *A Shore Fishing License is required from the State of Florida. A license can be obtained for free from the local tax collectors office or can be purchased for a small fee online at myFWC. com Aug. 9: 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! Aug. 10: Mayport Movies: Monsters University (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. Aug. 11: Back to School Splash. 6:00 8:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Pool. Celebrate the end of summer and get all the resources you need for the upcom ing school year. Enjoy free use of the outdoor pool, music, food and fun while learning about educational resources. Aug. 11: Movies at Mayport: Deadpool 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. Aug. 12: 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 Aug. 9 at the Liberty Center (all hands welcome 18+). Aug. 13: How to use the MWR Digital Library 24/7/365! 4 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon. FREE. All hands welcome. Sign up by June 10. We will assist you with logging on to the Digital Library for the first time and will help you navigate the program. Digital custom ers enjoy e-books and audiobooks, foreign lan guage learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and profession al and recreational read ing. (All hands welcome, 18+) Aug. 14: 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. Auto Skills Center The Auto Skills Center can perform routine maintenance on your vehicle and we offer equipment and space for the do-it-yourself (DIY) customer. Our Safety Class is a one-time class required for our DIY cus tomers, and are held on Tuesdays Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Adventures Whether youre an avid outdoors lover, complete novice, or somewhere in between, Outdoor Adventures has what you need to enjoy the great outdoors. We offer outdoor and party gear rental, clinics and classes to help you enjoy the area. Get outside with our rental camping gear, including Jon boats, boogie boards, canoes, kayaks, tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags and more! We also supply party rentals including tables, chairs, BBQ grills, bouncy houses, coolers, canopies and more; available for your next party whether it be a retirement, reenlistment, hail and farewell or childs birthday. Tickets and Travel The Tickets and Travel Office offers discounted tickets to many attractions in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We also feature discounted hotel reservations, cruise bookings and affordable Disney merchandise. Tickets and Travel has two locations. 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 yours soon! 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 Aug. 4 at 1pm and tickets cost $5. No matter who you are, we have a program for you! Bowling Center There is always something fun 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. We have fall leagues starting in August! Visit our website, 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.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 11 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 activity allows your family to practice their swimming skills, play and enjoy our fabulous indoor pool. Now Aug. 12: Outdoor Pool Summer Hours. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Tuesday Friday and 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday Sunday and closed on Monday. Aug. 18 Sept. 3: Outdoor Pool Weekend Hours. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday Sunday. Join us at the Outdoor Pool on the weekends while its still warm! 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. Aug. 18: The Mayport Mud Run Its time to get dirty! This years race will feature even more extreme challenges like the Hercules hoist, vertical walls and more! The Jr. Mud Run starts at 8 a.m. for ages 8 13 and the Mayport Mud Run starts at 9 a.m. for ages 14 or older. The fun continues with an after party featuring live music, bounce houses, food and refreshments. Registration is only $15 per adult, $10 per youth, and $25 per guest until Aug. 17. Late registration is $20 per adult, $15 per youth, and $30 per guest on the day of the event *if available. Space is limited so sign up soon! Intramural Sports 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. Aug. 11: Mens Gold Cup Soccer Tournament. 9 a.m. at the Turf Field. Open to active duty, retirees, family members and DoD ages 18+. Teams for the 7 v 7 tournament need to register by Aug. 1 at the Fitness Center. Registration is only $100 per team, and awards will be given for 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd place teams, plus T-shirts for all participants. MWR Sports, Fitness Program For Sailors And Their Families Mayport Liberty Center The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. Aug. 8: Bowling Clinic. 5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Do you need a little help on your game? Are you a little rusty? Join the Liberty Center for 3 FREE games of bowling at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is Aug. 6. (Liberty Patrons only) Aug. 9: Jaguars Preseason Game Join Liberty all football season with trips to see some of your favorite NFL football teams and players! It is only $25 and includes a ride to the game, ticket and a meal voucher. Sign up by Aug. 8. Space is limited to Liberty Center patrons only. Aug. 22: Camping 101. 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Learn the basics of camping with the Liberty Center. Aug. 23: 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 Aug. 21 at the Liberty Center inside the Mayport Beacon. Aug. 25: Jaguars Preseason Game Join Liberty all football season with trips to see some of your favorite NFL football teams and players! It is only $25 and includes a ride to the game, ticket and a meal voucher. Sign up by Aug. 24. Space is limited to Liberty Center patrons only. Aug. 27: Liberty Committee Meeting. 4 5 p.m. Tell us what you would like to see on the Liberty calendar! Aug. 29: Bowling Clinic. 5 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Do you need a little help on your game? Are you a little rusty? Join the Liberty Center for 3 FREE games of bowling at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is Aug. 27. (Liberty Patrons only) -Photo by Gregory McGruder II The HSM-40 Mini Skrimp are the 2018 Co-ed Softball Champions. The Mini Skrimp won the league championship and the playoff championship. LCSRON Diamond Cutters were the runner up this year. New Trainers at the Fitness Center From MWR Meet the new trainers at the Fitness Center! Stephanie Henehan, Frederick Jones and Catherine Paape. Stop by and say hi after you sign up for the Mud Run, or take one of their classes on the new schedule coming in August! Spend Liberty With MWR 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, reservists 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 chicken, 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 full-service restaurant, a full-service 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 all-hands and features a full-service bar, monthly 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. MWR Offers Food Options


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