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K9 Welcomes Home One Of Their Own Page 3 MWR Mud Run Gets Dirty Page 11 PANAMAX Kicks Off At NS Mayport Pages 4-5 -Photo by Lt. Daphne White Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marci Seymore stands watch as flight quarters corpsman aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). 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. Time For New ID? By Al Iannacone Sr. PSD Mayport Director At one time or another everyone affiliated with Naval Station Mayport needs to get an I.D. Card, in order to get access to the base, receive authorized benefits or for access to their computer. Here are some tips so that when you come to PSD Mayport to get an I.D. Card/CAC, or enter a family member in DEERS, etc., you will know everything you need to know have everything you need to reduce your waiting time. PSD Hours, Call First PSD is located in BLDG 298, next to BLDG 1 on Baltimore Street. Our hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 7:30-11 a.m. If there is a Federal Holiday that week, then we will be closed the preceding Saturday. Additionally, we are open some Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for drill weekends. Keep in mind our services in the afternoon on a Drill Weekend are limited as we only have one contractor working past 11 a.m. There are no appointments on Saturdays. Walk-ins only. Please call and ask which days we are open. Make Appointment, Avoid Delays You can make an appointment for Mondays through Fridays, and avoid most delays. Appointments can be made via the appointment website; Please check out the appointment website, even if dont need to make one now. Not only can you make an appointment, you can also locate any I.D. Cards/ DEERS offices near you. All the military services have them. There are more out there than you may realize. I know a lot of people want to come in on Saturdays, because it is hard to get off work or the spouse is working, or the kids are in school, etc. Please remember that PSD Mayport is one of only a few PSDs inside the continental US (CONUS) that is open on Saturdays. This means Mayport is usually very busy on Saturdays. Although we are busy, PSD contract only authorizes two contractors for Saturday mornings so their workload is very high. Please come in early if you intend on coming in on a Saturday. Once maximum capacity has been met, we will need to ask you to back come another day. Basic Documents The Telephone number for I.D. Cards/DEERS is (904) 270-7614 x 300/301/131/132. The basics as far as what documents to bring are: two forms of I.D., both valid (not expired), one of which has a photo, such as a Drivers License, Passport or a valid I.D./ CAC. If you are just getting married or divorced, or adding a family member than you need to bring an original (with seal) marriage license, divorce decree or birth certificate as necessary. For students, there Standing The Watch CNIC Visits NS Mayport -Photo by AO3 Rebecca Eberly Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command, eats lunch with Naval Station Mayport department heads at Oasis Galley on Aug. 6. Jackson is making a scheduled visit to the Jacksonville tri-base area. MWR Back To School Splash This Saturday 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. See PSD, Page 7 See School, Page 3


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 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. Read Away Those Back To School Jitters As summer days dwindle, your children may feel excited about starting a new school year, or they may have some back-to-school jitters. Time for Some Preseason Training Have your kids been staying up late and sleeping in all summer? Is breakfast neglect part of that late-sleeping routine? How is summer reading going? Changing summer habits overnight is tough and creates more stress for everyone. Try to get the whole family back on track a few weeks before school starts: Adjust everyones sleep schedules to match what youll need during the school week. Prepare nutritious breakfasts. Schedule a time for the whole family to read several days a week. Check Your Equipment Reduce back-to-school stress by starting early getting everything your kids need for the first day. Check with your kids schools to see if they provide lists of required school supplies. Look at your budget and plan a few outings: Make a date with your children to go school supply shopping, then eat out or a go to a movie afterward as a reward for good behavior. Write a list of what clothes your kids will need this year after they try on last years school clothes. With your childrens input on styles, replace essential items now and plan to shop again later to spread out the costs. Designate a homework area for each child and stock it with supplies. Post important dates and times on a family calendar, including school bus schedules and back-toschool night. Know the Playing Field Be sure to attend any orientations so that your children can meet their new teacher(s) before the first day of school. If your kids are going to a new school, arrange a tour if possible. Walking around the building and finding their classrooms may help ease their worries. If you cant visit the building, see if the school has a website and help your kids take a virtual tour. Be a good coach The best way to know if your children have any anxiety about starting a new school year is to ask them. Talk with them about specific concerns they may have. Share stories from your school days that will help them know their feelings are normal. Read Together Here is a list of some of my favorite Back to School Books! Visit the public library and spend time reading away those Back to School Jitters! First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg This is a spectacular book with a very surprising ending. It teaches children that everyone (even adults) experience the same emotions. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Im not sure who enjoys this book more... the child or the Mom! School is starting but Chester the Raccoon doesnt want to go. To help ease Chesters fears, Mama Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. (We ALL could use The Kissing Hand!) Wemberly Worried by KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Cant We All Just Get Along? Last year, after my husband, Francis, transitioned out of the military and and we moved off base, I had to find new friends. Again. This isnt easy at age 52, when most of my peers have well-established social circles with little room for newbies. But luckily, we moved to a small community where neighborhood porch parties are customary. These informal outdoor affairs have simple rules the host supplies the meat and some drinks, and everyone brings a dish and bottle to share. After years of attending military pot lucks, we were relieved to be on familiar ground and waited patiently for an invitation. A month ago, Francis and I were invited to a porch party on Green Lane, which intersects Friendship Street. The Green Lane couples had been having porch parties for more than 20 years, and had raised children, suffered illnesses, welcomed grandchildren, and experienced lifes ups and downs together. We were curious about our new neighbors lives, and asked lots of naive questions. Little did we know, our innocent chit-chat would dredge up old animosities that had banished some neighbors from the porch party scene. Arent the people who live at number 32 nice? I asked in blissful ignorance, pointing to the big house two doors down. Well, the hostess frowned after a pregnant pause, theyre a bit stuffy. The other women in the Green Lane gaggle gave each other knowing glances. Oh, well what about Fin next door? Hes a real character, isnt he? Is he coming tonight? I inquired, pointing to the house on the other side of the porch. Uh, another neighbor put a cupped hand to her mouth and whispered, definitely not. He tends to pop off. As we ate barbecued chicken and sipped cold beer, I learned about one neighbors drinking problem, another neighbors PTSDinduced hostilities, and the rivalry between laidback Green Lane and snooty Friendship Street. Walking home that night, I was thankful that frequent military moves had spared us the burden of knowing neighbors long enough to find something to hate about them. At every duty station, the military communities were relatively open and inclusive. We made friends fast because we didnt have much time together. Everyone was invited to gatherings. Be it beers in our driveway, a cookout on our stairwell patio, a fire pit in our back yard, or happy hour at the base dog park everyone came with a dish or bottle to share. A couple of weeks after the Green Lane party, the neighbor at the end of Friendship Street invited us to another porch party. Friendship Street ends at the waterfront where the houses and people are undoubtedly fancier. Yet the informal party rules and social dynamics are essentially the same. Just like the Green Lane party, Francis and I asked innocent questions that inadvertently exposed bitter feuds and acrimonious conflicts between neighbors. Over burgers and wine, we were told about the noise complaints filed over an automatic generator and the grievance reported about the height of new construction. We wanted to stick our fingers in our ears and yell, LALALALALA I cant hear you! but we listened patiently to our neighbors resentments, and tried to change the subject. Last week, Francis and I decided that it was our turn to throw a porch party. We picked August 18th, Francis birthday, and printed out invitations. We kept the customary pot luck rules, but decided that military-style camaraderie would dictate the invite list. Instead of recognizing MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Party, Page 11 See Reading, Page 7 Chaplain Story Cracks Code Of Silence By Gloria Colon-Buzatu Navy Chaplain Corps Public Affairs After two years, Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Charlena MacLeod shares how she turned her sexual assault trauma to empowerment. MacLeods journey to healing began at a sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) event aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in April 2016. As a senior female [enlisted], coming forward would encourage others to come forward, said MacLeod. She attended the SAPR event hosted by the ships religious ministry team, deployment resiliency counselor (DRC), psychologist, command climate specialists and legal advisors on the mess deck, the area where most social connections are made. She recalls feeling nervous seated a couple rows behind the commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief in the front row. At the time, MacLeod was the command drug and alcohol prevention advisor familiar with supporting command diversity and special events. However, the ships SAPR event was not typical. It was a unique adaptation of Take Back the Night (TBTN), a violence against women program with a history tracing back to 1975. The idea of the TBTN at sea came from Capt. Kim Donahue, the current Navy Chaplain and Manpower and Training director for the Navy Chaplain Corps. Then, as the command chaplain of the George Washington, Donahue wanted something unlike anything she had done before to stimulate the hearts and minds of the crew of more than 6,000. The CO [Capt. Timothy Kuehhas] approached me with the need for something different to reach Sailors about SAPR, said Donahue. He was trusting and encouraging, and Take Back the Night while at sea was it, added Donahue. The event included dramatic readings in a choral reading style, dance movements, music to inspire the audience, and a story from a sexual assault survivor. That survivor was Chaplain Donahue. George Washingtons deployment resilience counselors, sexual assault victim advocates, legal advisors, psychologist, and chaplains were on hand to support anyone who wanted to talk about their trauma, or ask for help for someone they knew was a survivor. Also members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions, an all voluntary social group to support junior Sailors, and other Sailor organizations provided meaningful community participation. It was a total command collaboration. Prior to hearing Donahues story, MacLeod doubted her faith. Chaplain Donahue inspired me to report, said MacLeod. Her story was heart breaking and empowering... that somebody whos as successful and caring as she is can continue gave me renewed strength and courage to say if she can, I can too. Chaplain Donahues openness to share was no coincidence. She was inspired by a U.S. Marine who shared his mothers story of sexual assault at a TBTN in Beaufort, S.C. in 2014, while assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 31. I asked have I taken back my own night? I wanted to give the people that I served on the George Washington the same opportunity I was given to listen to my heart by breaking my silence about my own sexual assault, said Donahue. MacLeod did not report her assault on the day of the TBTN. I did share my story with Chaplain Donahue after the event and my healing began. It was her [Chaplain Donahue]. Im a stronger leader to my shipmates now, added MacLeod. Service members and their families have someone with whom they can share their deepest concerns through privileged confidential communications to chaplains. Whether you turn to a higher spiritual See SAPR, Page 7


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 3 Mayport Security K-9 Team Welcomes Home One Of Their Own Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Rakim Rowley and Military Working Dog (MWD) Raven are greeted by Rakim's wife, Sierra, after returning to Jacksonville on July 31 after serving an Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment in Kuwait and Syria. Rowley is assigned as a K-9 dog handler at Naval Station Mayport. -Photos by Paige Gnann Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Rakim Rowley and Military Working Dog (MWD) Raven are greeted by members of Naval Station Mayport Security after returning to Jacksonville on July 31 after serving an Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment in Kuwait and Syria. Rowley is assigned as a K-9 dog handler at Naval Station Mayport. 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 provides resources to help families maximize educational opportunities to help ensure the academic success of military children. For more information about the SLO Program, or MWR Mayport, go to www., follow us on Facebook, and download our mobile app. From Page 1 School rf ntb fr f


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Exercise PANAMAX 2018 Kicks Off From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT) hosts the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX from July 30 through Aug. 10. Panamax, an annual multinational exercise, develops and sustains relationships that allow partnernation security forces in the region to achieve common goals, increase cooperation, and improve understanding. PANAMAX began in 2003 with three countries, Chile, Panama and the United States, and originally focused solely on the maritime security of the Panama Canal. Since that time, the exercise has grown to become the regions largest coalition Command Post Exercise, ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal, which is one of the most strategically and economically crucial pieces of infrastructure in the world. Since inception, partner nations have continued to take increased leadership roles in the exercise. This year, Colombia is leading the Combined Force Land Component Command (CFLCC), Brazil is leading the CFMCC, and Argentina is leading the Combined Force Special Operations Component Command (CFSOCC). The main focus of PANAMAX 2018 is exercising a variety of responses to fulfil requests from the government of Panama to protect and guarantee safe passage of traffic through the Panama Canal, ensure its neutrality, and respect national sovereignty. This exercise is designed to conduct stability operations under in support of a fictitious United Nations Security Council Resolution, providing interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs, and building participating nation capability to plan and conduct complex multinational operations. Joining the U.S., 98 participants from 17 partner nations are participating in the maritime portion of exercise PANAMAX 2018 including: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. The exercise provides unique simulated training opportunities that incorporate scripted, event-driven scenarios to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability. These simulated training scenarios address key aspects of multination and combined operations such as technology standardization and common operating procedures. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined fullspectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. -Photo by MC2 Michael Hendricks Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck delivers opening remarks to U.S. and partner nation personnel who comprise the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of exercise PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of operations. -Photo by MC2 Michael Hendricks Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck delivers opening remarks to U.S. and partner nation personnel who comprise the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of exercise PANAMAX 2018. -Photo by MC3 Ian Parham Electronics Technician 2nd Class Alvin Cintron and Brazilian Capt. Leandro Demitrio, the Maritime Operations Center Director, work together in preparation for PANAMAX 2018. -Photo by MC1 Jacob Sippel Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Lizbeth Martinezvega conducts a security patrol during PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. -Photo by MC1 Jacob Sippel Cmdr. Carlos Figueroa and Argentina's Lt. Cmdr. Mauricio Dunel discuss the battle rhythm during PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. -Photo by MC3 Ian Parham Cmdr. Christopher Caudill and Ecuadorian Capt. Miguel Cordova discuss strategy during PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 5 -Photo by MC1 Jacob Sippel Public affairs team members from Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica discuss strategy in preparation for PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of operations. -Photo by MC3 Ian Parham U.S. 4th Fleet Command Master Chief Johannes Gonzalez provides guidance to active duty and reserve Sailors participating in PANAMX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of operations. -Photo by MC1 Jacob Sippel Logistics team members discuss strategy in preparation for PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of operations. -Photo by MC2 Anna-Liesa Hussey Honduran Lt. Magno Henriquez (left), U.S. Navy Lt. Johnny Aviles (center), and Ecuadorian Navy Lt. Diego Encalada (right) discuss logistics requirements for PANAMAX 2018. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 SERMC Mayport Teams Dominate International SeaPerch Competition By Scott Curtis SERMC PAO In April Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) hosted 37 teams from 18 schools for the 3rd annual Greater Jacksonville SeaPerch Challenge at the Cecil Aquatic Center. Students from Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean followed a set curriculum to create an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from the SeaPerch kit, then spent countless hours practicing and problem solving to increase their skills for a chance to compete in the 2018 International Competition. By designing and maneuvering a winning ROV through several underwater challenges, three teams advanced from Jacksonville to the International Competition in Dartmouth, Mass.: The Hetwiler Halibuts from Fleming Island High School, the MegaSharks from Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School and Team DART from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jordan Detwiler and Austin Hughes of the Halibuts were crowned 2018 International Champions in the high school bracket, led in part by maneuvering their ROV through the Challenge course almost 40 seconds better than teams from as far away as Australia. Last year the Halibuts finished in second place overall at the International Competition held at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta. Weve streamlined a lot of the way weve built the robot but we are not at liberty to share those ideas, said Jim Hughes, adult leader of the Halibuts. Every team goes through a bunch of the motors and designs to capture the fastest and most maneuverable ROV. The Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School MegaSharks finished 3rd overall in the middle school competition. This was the MegaSharks second time to compete in the finals, led by Mayport science teacher Bill Hudson and advisers Wade Fallan and Chris Shanklin. Little Sharks doing big things, Hudson remarked. The MegaSharks spent months preparing for the finals by studying ship design, physics, circuitry, buoyancy, soldering and propulsion. Among the materials used for the MegaSharks ROV were galvanized steel wire, shampoo bottles and wine bottle corks. As educators, we are always seeking moments of discovery from our students. The SeaPerch program and competition allowed us to witness these moments with regularity and in real-time, Hudson continued. Team members Chris Hooper, Paul Shanklin, Will Kiley and Connor Lynch secured their high ranking by finishing the Obstacle course with the fastest time in the entire competition, at 31.06 seconds. Team DART from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts finished outside the top ten in the high school bracket. Throughout 2018 more than 100 SERMC Sailors and Civilian volunteered to spend their off-duty time to help coach local students. SERMC will host the 2019 regional competition in the Spring at Cecil Aquatic Center in Jacksonville. The SeaPerch program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and seeks to give middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about robotics and science, technology, engineering and math, commonly referred to collectively as STEM. For more information about SeaPerch, visit http://www.seaperch. org/. Team MegaSharks from Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School, left to right: Will Kiley, Chris Hooper, William Hudson, Connor Lynch and Paul Shanklin. -Photos courtesy of SERMC The first-place champion Hetwiler Halibuts from Fleming Island left to right: Jordan Detwiler, Austin Hughes and Jim Hughes pose with their first place trophies.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 7 are additional requirements and it is best to call ahead and ask what you will need to bring. Please remember all of the PSD employees are qualified professionals and do very good work. I appreciate your patience, for those days you waited longer than you wanted to. I also appreciate the many positive ICE Surveys you have submitted on my employees. If you have any questions for me please call me at (904) 270-7614 x 101 or e-mail me at if you are ever in PSD Mayport, please stop by and say hello. From Page 1 PSD Earning Your Degree Navy Style Tuesday, Aug. 21 The Veterans Council of Duval County will meet at American Legion Post 137, 40/8 Building, 5443 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, Fl., 32210. Speaker will be Michael Smith, the new Wreaths Across America coordiator. Oct. 3-8 USS Shangri-La (CV/ CVA-38/CVS-38 reunion will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton. Registration online at You can also call John Janse at 904-379-9443 or Al Miller at 610-5880422. VETERANS CORNER By MC2Joshua E. Walters Defense Media Activity The military offers numerous opportunities for Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines to obtain higher education, from tuition assistance to the National War College. According to U.S. News and World Report, one military graduate school stands out: the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). At the turn of the 20th century, Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer recognized the need to establish a school that would advance innovation within the Navy. On June 9, 1909, he signed General Order No. 27, ordering a small program that would later become known as NPS to be officially stood up at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Academy transformed two attic rooms into a classroom and laboratory for 10 students and assigned two Navy instructors. In that way they wouldnt interrupt the midshipmens routine. Several decades later, in 1945, Congress passed legislation chartering NPS as a fully accredited and degree-granting institution. In 1947, the Navy purchased the luxurious Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California, and its surrounding land. The school set up residence there four years later in 1951. Today, NPS is a wellknown institution that is broken up into four different graduate schools. These schools encompass both masters and doctoral-degree programs that are offered to U.S. military service members, government civilians and international students from allied nations. In fact, U.S. News and World Report ranked NPSs engineering program 106th out of 214 graduate engineering schools. The public affairs/public policy program tied for 52nd place out of 272. Homeland/national security and emergency management ranked first in its category. We have four different graduate schools here, said Ronald A. Route, president of NPS. Its applied science, information science, business and public policy, and international graduate education. They all have one thing in common: research. Professors are continuously exploring and improving not only their fields of expertise but what they teach their students. This is a graduate education program, said Route. Research is an integral part of doing graduate work. The research keeps our professors at the top of their game [and] maintains their credentials. Also, it forms the curriculum itself and then gives opportunities for the students to look at what the professors are doing, and maybe join in and do a thesis on a particular project. And while the professors are pushing the boundaries in their fields, the students have to push beyond their knowledge and break barriers in their areas of study. Naval Postgraduate School is demanding, said Don Brutzman, an NPS associate professor of applied science who works with the schools Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute. [If] a student wants to come here, they better be ready to work; its not a golf vacation. There is a lot of study; theres a lot of learning. You have to be inquisitive. You have to be thinking. You have to want to succeed, and everyone will bend over backwards to help. In order to go to the Naval Postgraduate School, every applicant needs to have a bachelors degree. On top of that, military, government civilians and international students all have different eligibility requirements they must fulfill. For example, Navy officers are accepted based on outstanding professional performance, promotion potential and strong academic backgrounds, and should contact their detailers for quota availability. Enlisted Sailors can only apply to the masters in applied cyber operations and master of science in defense analysis programs. Government civilians including federal employees, defense contractors, NPS staff, and state, civil or municipal employees have varying requirements. International students must be active duty military, and must be formally sponsored and nominated by their respective governments. Find out more about applying to the Naval Postgraduate School at web/admissions/apply1 Kevin Henkes Wemberly worries about EVERYTHING.... When it is time for school to start... Wemberly worries EVEN MORE! Awesome lesson for the worry-wart in us all! Kevin Henkes is one of my favorite authors! Anything by him would be an awesome addition to your childs library! The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler This is an outrageously funny tale of how rumors and a wild imagination can make a student create a monster out of any teacher! Mike Thaler writes many other books just like this using The Principal, The Bus Driver, The Music Teacher and other people children meet in the school setting. This book and illustrations are entertaining to adults as well! Nobodys mother is in Second Grade by Robin Pulver This is a cute story about a little girl and her mother, who has extremely fond memories of being in second grade and wishes she could go back and visit. Her daughter, not sure if it is cool to have mom at school, comes up with an idea to have her mother dress as a plant ~ because nobodys mother is in second grade. Some of the information in this article was provided by Military Onesource. Visit to learn more. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@ 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 Reading power, or reflect internally, talking to another person about what hurts can be a big step forward towards healing. Chaplains are not reporting agents or legal advisors on sexual assault. Chaplains can receive privileged communication and have access to resources available to begin healing. Do not be afraid to talk to a chaplain. The Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation also host Hope to Healing retreats for sexual assault survivors. Visit local/chaplaincorps/CREDO-Map.html. There are two types of reporting. Donahue and MacLeod filed unrestricted reports in accordance with DOD policy, and both cases are closed. The other is a restricted report. Victims who make either restricted or unrestricted reports have access to healthcare treatment, a sexual assault forensic exam, and victim resources. According to Department of Defense Instruction 6495.05, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures (enclosure 4, page 36), in the course of otherwise privileged communications with a chaplain, special victim counsel (SVC), victim legal counsel (VLC), or legal assistance attorney, a victim may indicate that he or she wishes to file a restricted report. If this occurs, a chaplain, SVC/VLC, and legal assistance attorney shall, with the victims consent, facilitate contact with a sexual assault prevention coordinator or SAPR victim advocate to ensure that a victim is offered SAPR services and so that a DD Form 2910 can be completed. A chaplain, SVC, VLC, or legal assistance attorney cannot accept a restricted report. For more on the reporting process, visit the Navy SAPR program website at support/21st_Century_Sailor/sapr/Pages/default. aspx. From Page 2 SAPR Air Dets Meet New FORCM These are from CHSMWL today. Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic FORCM Huben Phillips meets with the Chief Petty Officer Mess at CHSMWL at Naval Station Mayport on July 31. Phillips was in town for a quick visit to the base. rf ntb fr f


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 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. 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! USS New York Maintains Readiness -Photos by MC2 Lyle Wilkie Above, U.S. Marines watch as a UH-1W Cobra, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), commences maintenance turns on the flight deck of the San Antonioclass amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, has been conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Left, Seaman Derrick Loftis paints the side of USS New York. Below left, Engineman 2nd Class Durand Jackson replaces the panel on a fan coil unit after completing maintenance aboard USS New York. Below right, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Eric Gomez, right, cuts the hair of Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mills, in the barber shop aboard USS New York.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 9 USS Iwo Jima Preps For Return -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Boatswains Mate Seaman Arick Betts stands aft lookout watch aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Aug. 3, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed with its amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East. -Photo by MCSA Travis Baley Lance Cpl. Karl Fernandez moves supply boxes aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), August 5, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed with its amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East. -Photo by MCSA Travis Baley Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) prepare to raise anchor during an anchoring detail, August 5, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed with its amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East. -Photo by MC3 Dominick A. Cremeans Sailors and Marines load onto an MV-22B Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Aug. 3, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed with its amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 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. 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 upcoming school year. Enjoy free use of the outdoor pool, music, food and fun while learning about educational resources on and off base. 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. crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. This is a great day trip to just sit back and relax while you tube the crystal clear river. The cost is $10. Please register by 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. Join MWR for a great kids story and creative activity. Aug. 16: Aquatica Orlando Trip 7 a.m. depart from the Beacon. Take advantage of one of the best water parks in the country, with special military weekday pric ing. Leave the driving to us. Just get your ticket at Tickets and Travel. Join us for a fun day in the sun before school starts, or a relaxing day with friends after deployment. Tickets are only $29.75, and all hands welcome. The trip departs at 7 am from the Mayport Beacon. Sign up at Liberty by Aug. 14. Aug. 16: 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. 17: 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 Aug. 13. Aug. 17: Bands by the Beach. 8 p.m. at the Beacon. The weather is heating up and so is the nightlife at the Beacon! Bands by the Beach is FREE on Friday Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. Enjoy LIVE music while sipping on a beverage from Loggerheads Pub, located next door. Stay tuned to MWR Mayports Facebook page for band updates! Aug. 18: Movies at Mayport: A Quiet Place (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. 19: 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. 22: 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. 22: Paint N Sip. 7 9 p.m. Have a fun night painting a beautiful picture with your friends on Wednesday, August 22 from 7-9pm. The class is only $30 and includes your admission, supplies, and a drink ticket. Purchase your tickets from the Tickets and Travel Office before August 20. Aug. 23: 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 corn hole, giant Jenga, Connect 4 and more! Aug. 24: Mayport Movies: Leap! (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. 24: 60s Bingo. 6:30 p.m. Grab your rose colored glasses and love beads; were celebrating the decade that changed the world! We will have prizes for best costume, double pay outs on warm ups, hard cards and extra speed and coin games. Prizes and desserts will be provided by MWR. Itll be a groovy time! Aug. 25: Mayport Cruisers Bowling League Sign up Day. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Make friends and memories in our youth bowling league! Enjoy FREE hot dogs and bowling during Mayport Cruisers Sign up Day on Aug. 25 from 10am-12pm. League play starts Sept. 8, and the cost is only $5 per week (ages 3-5) and $11 per week (ages 6-18). Your team is waiting for you! Aug. 25: Bethlehem Bowlers League. 6 p.m. every other Saturday. Fun and fellowship abounds with this multidenominational church bowling league! Mixed teams of 3 will play every other Saturday for 18 weeks for only $16 per week. The fun starts on Aug. 25, so sign up at the Bowling Center soon! 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 customers, 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 battery? Bring your recyclable materials to The Recycling Center at building 412 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday Friday. Windy Harbor Golf Club The Windy Harbor Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course located on Naval Station Mayport, which includes a driving range and practice green. Our weekly specials include Avoid the Crawl on weekdays starting at 3pm which includes 9-holes of golf and a cart for only $11. Monday and Tuesday enjoy All Play where 18-holes and a cart is only $25. Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day where the military community can enjoy 18-holes and a cart for only $20. Thursday between 10:28am and 11:53am you can Fill the Void and play 18-holes and get a cart for only $22.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 11 MWR Sports, Fitness Program For Sailors And Their Families Aquatics 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. 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. 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) Spend Liberty With MWR Focsle Lounge at the CPO Club 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. 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. 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 -Photo courtesy of MWR Sunrise Yoga is every Thursday at 7am. The class meets at beach walkover #2 behind the CPO Club. Sunrise Yoga On NS Mayports Beach Get Dirty at the Mayport Mud Run By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician The Mayport Mud Run is an annual obstacle-course race organized by MWR on Naval Station Mayport. The Fitness Center hosted its first Mud Run in 2015 in response to the popularity of obstacle runs across the globe. This year, the Mayport Mud Run will be held on Saturday, August 18 at the Sea Otter Pavilion. Its perfect for the first time obstacle run participant, stated Athletic Director, Steve Carman. Its is challenging for the athlete too. The youth race starts at 8am and is recommended for children 8 to 13 years old. The adult race starts at 9am, and waves of 50 participants will leave every 10 minutes. Runners who dont want to do an obstacle can simply do 10 jumping jacks instead. Even the skipper of the base did 10 jumping jacks when he fell off the balance beam last year, Carman said. All adults receive a medal, t-shirt, and complementary beer for participating in the race. Children receive a medal and get to play in the foam pit and kids zone at the end of the race. The after party includes a live band, snacks, and photo ops, with drinks and breakfast burritos available for purchase. Returning to the Mayport Mud Run are crowd favorites like the giant slip and slide, mud pits, cargo net climb, sandbag slog, balance beam, and ice bath. New obstacles include the Hercules hoist and vertical walls. In total, there will be 27 obstacles in addition to the two mud pits. The Seabees at NAS Jacksonville are helping build the new vertical walls for the course. Carman added, The whole military community comes together to make this happen. Volunteers are also needed to help work the event. Volunteers receive a volunteer letter which can be applied for active duty, school, or scholarship volunteer hours. After the event is over, volunteers can run the course for free and partake in a pizza party. People who are interested in volunteering can sign up at the Fitness Center. The fun doesnt stop when the race is over. MWR Mayport will host two more events on the muddy route. Mud Run Elite, an annual command competition, is on Wednesday, August 22, and Mud Volleyball, a family event, is on Saturday, August 25 at 8 a.m. The Mayport Mud Run is only $15 per adult, $10 per child, and $25 per guest when people register in advance at the Fitness Center. Prices will increase by $5 on race day, space permitting. The Mud Run sold out last year, Carman explained, so we encourage people to sign up as early as possible. For more information about fitness programs like the Mayport Mud Run, or MWR Mayport, visit www., follow us on Facebook, and download our mobile app. the old grudges between our neighbors, we would do what we did for 23 years in the military. We would invite everyone. The Green Lane folks, the Friendship Street neighbors, the stuffy family, Fin, the fancy people in the big houses, the problem drinker, the angry veteran, the litigious ones who filed complaints and grievances, and even the guy who complained that our cars were taking up too much room in the street. Ill make my Kalua pulled pork, Francis will ice down drinks, well put our corn hole boards in the yard, Ill bake a huge birthday cake. And if our neighbors get hostile with each other, we might even have fireworks. From Page 2 Party


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