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Military OneSource Benefits Extended Page 3 USS Milwaukee Visits Namesake City For Navy Week Page 6 USS Iwo Jima, New York Return From Deployment Pages 4-5, 8-9 Navy Updates Modernization Of Ratings From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Navy released an update on the Sailor 2025 Rating Modernizations four lines of effort (LOE): Career Fields, Marketplace Force Management, Advancement, and Credentialing in NAVADMIN 196/18, Aug. 13. The updates listed below provide a summary on the current status and way ahead of the four LOEs, but all personnel are strongly encouraged to read the NAVADMIN for greater detail on each topic. Career Fields The alignment of Navy ratings into 23 career fields and 12 broad communities has provided a foundation for future development of more flexible and sustainable career paths for Sailors. In October 2017, and March and June of this year, three groups of over 850 Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes were successfully converted to a new construct. More information about the revised NEC construct and communities and career fields can be found at http://www. Pages/default.aspx. Marketplace Force Management Driven by the urgent requirement to update and modernize personnel systems, the Navy began to expand career fields, in order to transform enlisted force community and career management in the future. A new Navy Detailing Marketplace is currently under development, through which the foundational elements of an automated personnel management system will tie Sailor enlistment directly to negotiations for a billet, which will then allow Sailors to reenlist or extend for that billet assignment. The marketplace will be a single system that uses the new NEC construct to better represent Sailors qualifications, experience, and performance in the form of a resume. The Sailor Resume function will be available in the future under My Record on MyNavy Portal (MNP). Starting in Fiscal Year 2019, Sailors will be able to view all advertised billets for which they are qualified and to then submit a resume that includes: ASVAB scores, security clearance status, worldwide deployability, qualifications, evaluations, NECs earned, education degrees and training certifications. Ultimately, the resume function will provide the ability to better match Sailors to billets. Advancement Process Mayport Goes Back To School -Photo by Paige Gnann Naval Station Mayport parents and their students walk through bases school access gate to pick up their children from Finegan Elementary School after the first day of school on Aug. 16. See Rating, Page 8 PANAMAX 2018 Concludes In Mayport By MC2 Anna-Liesa Hussey USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT PANAMAX 2018 concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4 th Fleet (USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT), Aug. 10. Since its inception in 2003, PANAMAX has become the one of the largest coalition Command Post exercises in the world. The exercise is focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal, one of the most strategically and economically crucial pieces of global infrastructure. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT hosted 314 U.S. and partner nation personnel comprising the Combined Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) during the command post exercise. We build partnerships, we build friendships, and we develop trust, said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. I think you all have heard this saying before; trust cannot be surged, it cannot just appear in a time of crisis, it has to be grown and earned over time, and these exercises serve to do just that. Joining the U.S. participants, this years maritime portion of the exercise PANAMAX 2018 included 98 participants from 17 partner nations including: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. PANAMAX 2018 was led by Brazilian Rear Adm. Fernando Cozzolino who served as the CFMCC commander, and Rear Adm. Linda Wackerman who served as his deputy commander. USNAVSO/ FOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined full spectrum 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 MC3 Ian Parham Brazilian navy Rear Adm. Fernando Cozzolino, Commander of the Combined Force maritime Component Command (CFMCC) for PANAMAX 2018, addresses key leadership for the CFMCC during the commander's update brief. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Commands Compete For Brag Rights At MWR Mud Run Elite By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician MWR Mayport will host the Mud Run Elite, an annual command competition, on August 22 at 8 a.m. The Elite utilizes obstacles and mud pits set up for the Mayport Mud Run on August 18. Commands compete to win points for the Captains Cup, and the winning team receives the coveted Mud Cup. Last year commands from all five branches of service were represented, along with the Mayport Firefighters. The command team from the Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island came in first place, and two teams from the USS Iwo Jima finished in second and third place. The Elite is a competition aimed at team building, explained Athletic Director, Steve Carman, while the purpose of the Mud Run is to finish and have fun. The Elite features a set up different than the Mud Run. It is a relay race made up of four half-mile legs, containing six to eight obstacles each. Heats consisting of eight commands race in head-to-head competition. The event begins after colors at the Sea Otter Pavilion. The first and third legs are the same and run along the beach. These sections are more focused on strength and home to the infamous mud pit. Participants face obstacles like the atlas stones, where they have to carry 50 to 100 pound balls. The second and fourth legs are the same and follow the frontage road. This portion is more focused on endurance. Participants face climbing and running obstacles, including the water log. The team aspect is my favorite part of the Elite. Carman suggested, Good teams consist of both endurance and strength athletes. See Mud Run, Page 11


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 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. Post-Deployment Adjustment With Kids Welcome home USS Iwo Jima, and USS New York! Wow, you were terribly missed! The anticipation of your return created excitement felt across NS Mayport. It brought me back to the homecomings my family experienced and the roller coaster of emotions each family member went through in the post deployment stage. After the initial honeymoon period was over, the adjustment period was not easy. Had I known this was normal and other Navy Families were experiencing the same thing, the process might have been easier. So what would any educator do? I gave myself homework to read what ever I could get my hands on about family life post deployment. It may seem that a lot happened while you were away, and while both you and your children have changed, you are still a family. Its important to give yourselves time to become reacquainted. Recognize that your children may have grown and changed. The baby you left behind may now be a toddler. Your little girl may now look and act like a teenager. You may regret that you didnt see your children reach major milestones, and change like this can be unsettling. It is normal to feel this way; spend some time discovering all the positive changes you see in one another. Expect that your children may be shy. Very young children may be shy or even scared of you at first. Older children may be angry at you for being away, at least at first. Remember how important you are to the family unit. While it can be a relief to know that your family managed just fine without you, you may also feel hurt. We all want to feel needed. Remember, just because the household didnt fall apart while you were deployed doesnt mean that youre not needed as much as ever. Be patient. While you were away, your children relied on your spouse or another adult as the primary parent. If your child is a baby or toddler, he or she may appear afraid of you or cry when you approach. As painful as this is, try to be patient. Over time, as you rebuild trust, you and your children will become close again. Be sensitive to the changes in your spouses life too. If your spouse cared for your children during your deployment, your spouse may regret giving up the primary parenting role. Be sensitive to this and be sure to talk openly about ways you can parent as a team. Try not to rush in and make changes when you return home. Your family probably found new ways to do things when you were gone. Maybe they leave the dishes in the sink until the next morning instead of cleaning up after dinner. Maybe bedtime has shifted to an earlier time to give your spouse a much-needed break. Dont try to change things back all at once to the way things were before you deployed. Look for positive changes. Comment on how your children have grown and matured, new skills they have learned, or household improvements your spouse has managed. Help your children adjust to brief separations from you. Very young children may not understand that now youll be back in a few hours when you leave for work or to run errands. Young children may not want to let you out of their sight. You can gradually help your children get used to being apart by starting off with brief trips away. Enjoy your time together. Dont KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer Different Perspectives: The View From Down Here Theres a program on television that stops me in my tracks every time I come across it in my channel surfing. When this program comes on, Im immediately pulled in to watching the rest of it. And the problem is, I dont even remember what its called. Its something like, Aerial America or America by Air. The entire program is filmed from helicopters or drones and is simply a view from above as the aircraft flies over scenic locations. They usually focus on one state per episode and they dont seem to be in a hurry to move on to the next thing. The camera pans slowly over one mountain range, then slowly over a small town, then slowly over a historical location. A narrator comments on the history and importance of specific sites. Thats the entire program, and I cant get enough of it. I suspect that the thing which grips me most about it is the view is nothing like the daily lens I use to see the world. For example, during the Virginia episode, they flew over sites that were very familiar to me. They may have even flown right over my old neighborhood. As I watched it, I couldnt help but think how everything looked so peaceful, pure, and untarnished. The view was absolutely stunning! But then I thought, It doesnt look like that down here! The view from above doesnt show the trash and roadkill in the street, or the closed businesses that have become eyesores, or the neighbor and his dog who leave their smelly business on the sidewalk. The view from up there is majestic, but it just doesnt tell the whole story. Id love to see the world from above, but until I develop superpowers, Im grounded to these imperfect roads and sidewalks. Maybe thats the way its supposed to be. Maybe theres a reason why I cant see the world the way God sees it. It could be that the place from which I view the world is exactly where God wants me to be, exactly where I am right now. Which means I need to ask myself how I can best serve the Lord from the ground. I need to focus on my role within an imperfect neighborhood, on an imperfect street, to imperfect people and their imperfect dogs. Building a fence, hiding in an ivory tower, and shutting out the world and its tarnished influence is not the answer. The answer is found in faithfully serving God, loving his people, and taking care of his creation. There will be a day when I stand beside my savior, look down upon creation and only see the majesty in it. Until then, Ive got work to do. Chaplain Jason Ulven HSMWL Chaplain CHAPLAINS CORNER Price-Less Gifts Brought From Deployments But as the kids grew older, the novelty wore off. Another trinket box? Anna would complain. These cookies are stale, Hayden would comment. Heres more soap and shampoo, Mom, Lilly would say, handing it all over to me for the bathroom drawer. Although I sometimes dreamed of Francis coming home with an Italian leather handbag or an exotic piece of Asian art, I couldnt deny that the free stuff came in quite handy. We never worried about running out of lotion or toothpaste. And when guests came to visit, I would make them a hospitality basket and place it beside their bed. Nothing says class like funky Korean teabags and a shoe horn from Holiday Inn Express! In fact, I received so many hotel-sized toiletries from Francis over the years, I became quite the connoisseur, which is a fancy way of saying that I developed a strange case of OCD. I would sort the items in the drawer, putting only the best quality matched sets out for guests, and squirreling the rest away. I couldnt wait for someone to forget a toothbrush or ask for lotion so that I could open my drawer and solve their problem. Finally, after my drawerful PCSed with us twice, I knew I needed to dial back my hoteltoiletry obsession. Our church was doing its annual drive for items for the homeless, so I donated the whole lot, cold turkey. The drawer is full again, because even though Francis can afford to buy me nice souvenirs, giving hotel freebies has become our tradition. Ever since Francis transitioned from the military to the corporate world, he stays at better hotels with cooler stuff to swipe. When Francis went to Boston last month, I got mango ginger tea bags and a tiny loofa sponge. Not too shabby. Francis travel gifts may not have a price tag, but the way I see it, the luxury of having a shower cap when you need one is truly priceless. For more wit and witticism from Lisa, go to www. I have a drawer at home filled with loving gifts from my husband, Francis. They are things he picked up while on military travel or deployments during his 28 years in the Navy. He would arrive home, and no matter how travelweary he was, hed gather up our family and give each of us a memento of his trip. What were these precious items that Francis so thoughtfully picked out for us while he was away? Czechoslovakian crystal, you ask? No. Italian leather goods? Naw. Japanese pearls? Nope. Mexican silver? Huh uh. Chinese silk? Negative. African art? Well, yes, if you count those bongos we had to throw away because they smelled like rotten animal hide, and those clay masks that scared the bejesus out of the kids. While I must admit that Francis did give me a lovely set of enameled jewelry from an airport in Kuwait, a suitcase full of Polish pottery after a trip to Warsaw, a bottle of pisco from Chile that could sprout hair on your chest, and Persian rugs that put us deeply in debt, the most common souvenir Francis brought home from his trips were more economical items. And by economical, I mean free. You see, that drawer of gifts from Francis is actually in our bathroom. Its filled with hotel soap, mini shampoos, tiny bottles of lotion, shower caps, sewing kits and shoe mits. He also brought us consumables like hotel teabags and airline snacks mostly pretzels or cookies, because he couldnt resist the peanuts. When the kids were little, Francis thoughtfulness was charming. Sometimes hed put the hotel and airline freebees in trinket boxes hed buy cheap from street vendors. Other times, hed just use the vomit bags from the airplane seat backs, which were the perfect size. When the kids would open their bags or boxes, they would squeal with delight. Lilly would use the tiny bottles and soaps to play house with her American Girl doll. The sewing kits went to Anna, who was obsessed with fashion design from an early age. And Hayden got airline snacks, which he was only too happy to rip open and consume on the spot. MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Schools, Page 7


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 3 Mayport Sailor Of The Week AWR2 Benjamin Rodrigues Name (rate/rank, first and last name): AWR2 Benjamin Rodrigues Job: Operations Petty Officer at Helicopter Maritime Strike Weapons School Atlantic Age: 28 Hometown: Fremont, CA Favorite Hobby: Fishing Hero: Kenneth Jay Rodrigues (Father) Best Piece of Advice Received: Plant your corn early Goal for the Navy: Serve my country to the best of my ability How has the Navy Improved Your Life? The Navy has given me the tools and direction to be successful. Why was this Sailor Chosen to be highlighted? Petty Officer Rodrigues extensive knowledge and commitment to his duties led to him being hand-selected as the Weapon Schools most recent Junior Sailor of the Quarter. AWR2 Rodrigues is a graduate of the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SWTI) School and a member of the Operations Staff. He is instrumental in producing flight schedules that coordinate with six different squadrons, including complex weapons employment flights. Because of his hardworking spirit and can-do attitude, he was chosen to be an Assistant Search and Rescue Instructor, allowing him to lead individual Search and Rescue evaluations for other members of the command. Petty Officer Rodrigues is also an enthusiastic member of the commands MWR team, actively participating in fundraising to improve morale. His initiative, team building skills, and positive attitude have earned him the respect of both his peers and superiors. Military OneSource Benefits Extended To Vets, Families For Full Year After Separation From DoD News, Defense Media Activity Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits have been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life, Defense Department officials announced today. This change goes into effect immediately, in accordance with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 that President Donald J. Trump signed today. Military OneSource provides information, resources and support for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, their families and survivors. Provided at no cost, Military OneSource gives exclusive access to programs, tools, and benefits designed to help ensure service members and their families are mission-ready and able to thrive in both their military and postmilitary lives. Each person is unique, and so is each military-to-civilian transition, said. A.T. Johnston, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy. We want all of Military OneSources resources to be there when someone needs them -whether it is a day, a week or many months after their transition to civilian life. Wide Range of Services As a DoD program, Military OneSource offers a wide range of services designed exclusively for the military community. Services include help with relocation, tax support, financial planning, and health and wellness coaching, as well as confidential nonmedical counseling and specialty consultations for spouse employment, education, adoption, elder care, special needs and much more. Military OneSource is powered by people with extensive knowledge and training in meeting the needs of our military community, many of whom have also served or lived in military families, explained Lee Kelley, program director of the Nonmedical Counseling Program Office within military community and family policy. Were dedicated to providing expert, proven, and practical support and information to our service members and their families to help them achieve their goals and live their best military life. Military OneSource services are accessible 24/7, service members and family members can call Military OneSource at 800342-9647 or go to the Military OneSource website. To explore additional benefits that may be available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to https:// St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital800-822-6344 stjude.orgA CFC Participant. Provided as a public service.Finding cures. Saving children.


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Iwo Jima ARG Completes Six Month Deployment From USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs Nearly 1,200 Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD-21) returned to their homeport of Mayport, Fla., Aug. 9, following a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations. Deployed since Feb. 7 as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), the ship provided a ready, versatile amphibious assault capability and vigilant maritime presence to U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet, participating in exercises Juniper Cobra and Eager Lion. It also hosted a 10-day embarkation of 10 Egyptian naval officers to discuss concepts of amphibious naval operations and strengthen partner nation capabilities. This deployment was the most high-tempo one Ive experienced in my 25-year naval career, said Capt. Joseph OBrien, Iwo Jimas commanding officer. The entire Navy and Marine Corps team performed extraordinarily well in an incredibly dynamic environment throughout deployment. The Sailors and Marines working on equipment, launching aircraft on the flight deck, conducting amphibious operations, navigating the ship and standing watch down in the plant were all at the absolute top of their game. This is an amazing group of Sailors and Marines, and I am honored to serve with them. Iwo Jima transited more than 31,400 nautical miles, used more than one million gallons of JP-5 fuel, received more than 3,100 pallets of cargo and logged 1,119 flight hours, flying approximately 10,100 sorties. Amphibious craft completed 2,256 passenger transfers and moved more than 7,000 tons of equipment to and from the shore. For more than half of the Sailors aboard Iwo Jima, the six-month journey served as their first deployment. This was a difficult but awesome first deployment, said Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Ivory. Working with everyone and doing what we are supposed to do is something I wont forget. Also, each port visit we went to was a chance to see something new, take in the sights and try food that I couldnt pronounce or had no idea what it was. Traveling is definitely one of the perks we have of being in the Navy. Iwo Jima made port calls in Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus; Aqaba, Jordan, and Malaga, Spain. The visits helped grow the strong alliance between the U.S. and its partner nations as well as providing an opportunity for the crew to experience cultures from around the world. The Iwo Jima ARG embarks the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and includes Iwo Jima, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Fleet Surgical Teams 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. Get more information about the Navy from US Navy facebook or twitter. See more homecoming photos of USS New York on Pages 8-9. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Friends and family members patiently wait for the arrival of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. Over 4,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group returned from a six-month deployment to Europe, Africa and the Middle East conducting maritime security operations. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Friends and family members patiently wait for the arrival of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Friends and family members patiently wait for the arrival of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photos by Paige Gnann CharleeJo Groves, 2, holds a sign and waits for her father, AO3 Stetson Groves, to disembark USS Iwo Jima after the ship returned from a six-month deployment on Aug. 9. -Photos by Paige Gnann Chief (select) Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Andrew Hill, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), proposes to his fiance during a homecoming celebration.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 5 -Photo by MCSA Marianne Guemo Sailors going ashore at Naval Station Mayport, August 9, 2018. Over 4,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group returned from a six-month deployment to Europe, Africa and the Middle East conducting maritime security operations. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Rady Martinez, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), reunites with his son during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. Over 4,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group returned from a six-month deployment to Europe, Africa and the Middle East conducting maritime security operations. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Friends and family members patiently wait for the arrival of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Chief Fire Controlman Michael Ziegler, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), and his wife share their first kiss upon his return home during a homecoming ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Airman Miguel Anaya, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), reunites with his family during a homecoming celebration. -Photo by MC2 Amanda E. Battles Cmdr. Richie Jenkins, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), reunites with his wife during a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photos by Paige Gnann CS3 Prex Paraba gets a welcome home from his friends with silly string on the pier after USS Iwo Jima returns from a six-month deployment. -Photos by Paige Gnann ABFAN Quijano Perez gets a welcome home kiss from his wife Yecsi after USS Iwo Jima returns from a six-month deployment.


6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 USS Milwaukee Visits Namesake City For Navy Week -Photos courtesy of USS Milwaukee USS Milwaukee Sailors were able to participate in the Milwaukee Navy Week. The events Sailors had the opportunity to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, hand out brand new backpacks and supplies to schools with United Way, help out at the Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival, clean up the campus at the VA Medical Center, as well as attend many celebrations for Veterans and active duty personnel throughout the city. From Staff The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. 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. 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. FFSC Classes For Sailors, Families


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 7 get overwhelmed by completing to do lists or getting everything back in order the minute you get home. You and your children are going to be extremely excited to spend time together and catch up. Allow yourselves this special time. If You are a Single Parent: Give yourself time to settle in. If your children lived with friends or relatives during your deployment, consider waiting a few days before bringing them back home. Youll need this time to settle in, particularly if youll be living in a new place. Unpack and set up your home. If its necessary, register your children for childcare or school and take time to relax and unwind. This way everything will be in place and you can focus entirely on reconnecting with your children. Stay connected with your childrens caregiver. Make an effort to keep the connection strong between your children and the person who cared for them. If the caregiver lives far away, call with updates on how you and your children are doing. Perhaps use Facetime or Skype. Expect your children to miss their caregiver. Your children likely developed a strong attachment with their caregiver. If that person lives close enough, visit often. If your children lived in a different community while you were away and made new friends, help them keep up those relationships with phone calls, emails, letters, and pictures. Here are some things you can do to manage your symptoms of stress during post-deployment. Talk with others who have deployed. If you connected with other parents during your deployment, get in touch with them. Theyre probably having similar feelings. It can help to know youre not alone. Write down your feelings. Keep a journal. Writing can help you sort through your thoughts and help you to feel more in control. Address your spiritual needs. If youre a religious or spiritual person, you may find strength through prayer or through discussing your concerns with a clergy member. Reunion after a military deployment can be a time of tremendous happiness and relief. But the transition back to family life can also bring its share of challenges. If your family needs additional support during this transition, please contact Fleet and Family Support Center at 904-270-6600. Resources for this article and more information about postdeployment can be found at MilitaryOneSource. mil and afterdeployment. 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 Schools Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! Over 2 million lives impacted! Over 2 million lives impacted! Sailors Opinions Will Directly Shape Navy Alcohol, Drug Campaigns From 21st Century Sailor Office Public Affairs The Navys Keep What Youve Earned and Prescription for Discharge campaigns aim to help Sailors make responsible decisions when it comes to alcohol and prescription drug use, preserving their health and careers. During the final days of this years 101 Days of Summer, Sailors will have the opportunity to anonymously share their opinions on how these campaigns can be improved, how they have made a difference and areas of opportunity for future efforts. No one understands the challenges that Sailors face better than Sailors themselves, and thats why weve created an anonymous survey to get the unvarnished opinions of the people we serve, said Dorice Favorite, Director of Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention (OPNAV N170A). Our campaigns arent just created for Sailors, theyre created with them. Asking for feedback through surveys and focus groups helps to ensure that these campaigns are resonating with todays Sailors and engaging them with the products and tools they need, said Favorite. The Keep What Youve Earned and Prescription for Discharge Combined Campaign Survey launched Aug. 8 and will continue through Sept. 7, and is sponsored by Navys Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Drug Detection and Deterrence offices. The survey is short it takes less than 10 minutes to complete and completely anonymous. Although the primary audience for the survey is enlisted Sailors under the age of 25, all members of the Navy team are encouraged to participate, including deck plate and senior leaders, drug and alcohol abuse prevention personnel, Navy civilians and Navy family members. When this survey was last administered in 2016, nearly 40% of respondents observed that safe and proper use of prescription medication had been discussed more often over the past year, said Lanorfeia Parker, Director of Navy Drug Detection and Deterrence (OPNAV N170D). This insight led OPNAV N170D to finetune Prescription for Discharge messaging among different audience segments to shape these discussions at all levelsbetween peers, leaders and their Sailors, as well as providers and their patients. Additionally, the last survey indicated that Safe Ride programs were the Keep What Youve Earned campaigns most effective tactic. These findings, coupled with focus group feedback from Sailors in the fleet, were used to integrate Lyft and Uber access into the campaigns mobile application, Pier Pressure. This years Keep What Youve Earned and Prescription for Discharge Combined Campaign Survey is available at https://


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Late in 2017, Navy senior enlisted leaders completed the first phase of the Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR) testing bank improvement plan by drafting advancement exam questions that match current and relevant rating-specific technical requirements with the hands-on, realworld knowledge and experience needed in the Fleet. The establishment of the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMKEE) focuses the Navy Wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) on occupational knowledge and will serve as an eligibility requirement for advancement to paygrades E4/5/6/7. PMK-EE will be delivered electronically, and will be available via the MyNavyPortal (MNP) website beginning in October 2018. The online Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW), will automate the manual advancement processes and enable Sailors to review their worksheets before the exam and take charge of their advancement records. An EAW pilot, available through the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), will be implemented with the Active Duty and Reserve spring 2019 advancement cycles. The Senior Enlisted Advancement to Vacancy (A2V) pilot was announced in June and will fill senior chief petty officer and master chief petty officer priority billets using a spot advancement incentive, and will lead enlisted advancement modernization for exceptional Sailors in all paygrades with critical NECs in the future. Credentialing Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) currently funds over 2,700 certificates/licenses with opportunities for Sailors in every rating. Navy COOL recently reduced the minimum service remaining on a Sailors enlistment contract to earn credentials from 12 to six months, and expanded opportunity for Sailors to earn credentials mapped to an academic degree or technical education certificate. Additionally, there are more opportunities for Sailors to maximize their Navy training and qualifications toward attainment of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licenses, to include funding the Transportation Worker Identification Card. These opportunities are highlighted in a dedicated USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) Credentialing tab for ratings with applicable USCG license alignment on the Navy COOL website. Sailors will be able to convert their military training records, billet assignment history and other credentialing data to a compatible civilian resume by the end of fiscal year 2019. Using those standardized data, Sailors can easily research information on civilian and federal occupations mapped to their ratings at https:// usn or via the Navy COOL app available on the Google Play store or iTunes. The goals for Rating Modernization are to provide greater choice and flexibility for our Sailors with respect to detailing and training, to provide greater flexibility for the Navy in assigning highly trained personnel, and to increase professional alignment with civilian employers. Rating Modernization supports Sailor 2025 initiatives through the goals of redefining career fields, improving talent management and the detailing process, offering more career choices, and expanding professional development opportunities. These initiatives are intended to increase Fleet readiness, sustainability, and fit. From Page 1 Rating USS New York Returns From Six-Month Deployment -Photo by MC3 Kristopher S. Haley Sailors assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD-21) man the rails while returning to port in preparation for a homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC3 Kristopher S. Haley Gunnersmate 2nd class Steven Jones assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD-21) reunites with his wife and children aboard the ship. Over 4,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group returned from a six-month deployment to Europe, Africa and the Middle East conducting maritime security operations. -Photo by MC3 Kristopher S. Haley Lt. Alan Gutberlet assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD-21) reunites with mother, Patti Gutberlet, aboard the ship.


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 9 USS New York Returns From Six-Month Deployment -Photos by Paige Gnann Above, friends and family members of USS New York wave and shout to their Sailors as the ship pulls pierside on Aug. 9. Above right, Carlie DeVore, 10, waves a sign and rings bells as she watches her fathers ship pull into Naval Station Mayport after being deployed for six months in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation. Right, BMSA Jonnie Favaloro is welcomed home by her family inside the bay of USS New York after a summer storm promoted the ship to move the reunions in the shelter. Below, Sailors and families look for each other onboard the ship during the homecoming celebration.


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 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. 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 something good for the community. 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. 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+. 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 fe. 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. 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: Movies at Mayport: Adrift (PG-13). 8 p.m. at the Mayport Beacon in the Tortuga Room. FREE for all hands ages 18+. Enjoy a thrilling movie on our 20 ft. screen. Aug. 30: Intro to Crochet. 6 8 p.m. Crochet your own infinity scarf! Its the perfect accessory. Join MWR on Thursday, August 30 from 6 8 p.m. at the Beacon. The cost is only $25 and all supplies are provided. Register at Tickets and Travel by August 28. Aug. 30: 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. 31: Volunteer Opportunity: Feeding Northeast Florida. Help Feeding Northeast Florida and do something good for the community. Van departs at 11:30 a.m. Sign up by Aug. 27. Aug. 31: Mayport Movies: Trolls (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. Sept. 5: 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. Sept. 9: Topgolf 5 8 p.m. Enjoy 3 hours of Topgolf, a Fajita Fiesta buffet, and transportation from the Beacon (if needed) for only $50. Open to all authorized patrons 18+. Sign up at the Liberty Center by Sept. 5. Sept. 15-16: Great Navy Campout. Were heading to Camp Blanding in Starke, FL for a fun-filled camping trip! Join us for hiking, swimming, stargazing, childrens learning activities, smores around the campfire, and more! We supply the equipment and you have all the fun! The Basic Camp Package is only $8 per adult and $2 per child (ages 3-11) and the Full Camp Package, includes food, for only $22 per adult and $10 per child (ages 3-11). Check-in is Sept. 15 from 11am 1pm, and check-out on Sept. 16 is at 1pm. Participants need to provide their own transportation. Please, no pets or alcohol. Stop by Outdoor Adventures or call 904270-5221/5541 for more information. Sign up by Aug. 28 to join the fun! Sept. 17: Kids Arts and Crafts. 3 4 p.m. at Pelican Roost. Join MWR for Kids Arts and Crafts this summer! 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. PROGRAMS 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. 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! 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. FOOD & BEVERAGE 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 fullservice restaurant, a fullservice bar, and can cater any function at the Grove Conference Center. Fast Lanes Grille at the Bowling Center Fast Lanes Grille serves all of your classic American favorites in a diner-style restaurant. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Our Military Appreciation $1 hot dogs and sodas are served on Wednesday until 5 p.m. Grab a quick bite to eat or sit down with the whole family! Loggerheads Pub This Irish-style pub, located in the Mayport Beacon is open to allhands and features a full-service bar, 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. Spend Your Liberty With MWR The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. 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) Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You!


THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 11 All participants receive poly dry shirts, and the top three teams get medals. The winning command receives the Mud Cup and bragging rights for the rest of the year. Commands to watch this year based on past performance include, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), U.S. Coast Guard Station Mayport, USS Iwo Jima, and Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island. Commands can sign up for the Mud Run Elite at the Fitness Center. For more information about fitness programs like the Mud Run Elite, or MWR Mayport, visit www., follow us on Facebook, and download our mobile app. From Page 1 Mud Run Bowling Leagues The Bowling Center is the perfect place to play! 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. Aug. 28: Tuesday Senior Mixed Bowling League. 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Keep the good times rolling with our Senior Mixed Bowling League! The fun begins on Aug. 28 at 11:30am with an organizational meeting and bowling immediately following. The league runs on Tuesdays at 11:30am for 36 weeks. The cost is only $11 per week, and the league open to all MWR patrons and guests age 50 and over. Sept. 5: MWR Family & Friends Bowling League. 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Make FUN a priority after work with our MWR Friends & Family Bowling League! MWR employees, family, and friends will form teams of 3 to bowl 3 games every Wednesday at 5pm for 15 weeks. At the end of the league participants will receive a custom drilled ball and the winning department will receive a trophy. The league starts Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5pm and only costs $10 per week. Sept 6: Ladies Morning Bowling League. 11 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your favorite gal pals together for our Ladies Morning Bowling League! The league begins Thursday, Sept. 6 at 11am and only costs $11 per week. Teams of 3 will play every Thursday for 20 weeks. At the end of the league there will be a free lunch buffet for all participants. Sept. 6: Football Fanatics Bowling League. 7:15 p.m. Thursdays. Get a FREE NFL bowling ball when you complete our Football Fanatics Bowling League! Starting Sept. 6, co-ed teams of 4 will play every Thursday for 15 weeks. The cost is only $15 per week, and you can watch Thursday Night Football LIVE after you play. Sept. 7: X-Treme Wings & Beer Bowling League. 6 p.m. Fridays. Enjoy wings and beer every Friday in our X-Treme Wings & Beer Bowling League! Co-ed teams of 3 will play every Friday at 6pm for 20 weeks. The cost is only $11 per week, per person, and each team receives a pitcher of beer and a basket of 15 wings! Open to all MWR patrons, age 21 or up. The fun starts Sept. 7! Sept. 16: X-Treme Bowler Coaster League. 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Get a FREE ticket to a Universal Studios Florida when you bowl in our X-Treme Bowler Coaster League! The league will run on Sundays at 1:30pm. At the end of this 15 week program each bowler receives a 1-day, 1-park Universal ticket. League begins Sept. 16, and the cost is $15 per bowler per week. Be A Joiner! Bowl Leagues Starting Aquatics Now Oct. 27: 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 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. 22: Mud Run Elite. Its time to get dirty! The Mud Run returns to Mayport and the command challenge is on August 22! Dirtier, wilder and muddier than ever! This years race will feature even more extreme challenges like the Hercules hoist, vertical walls and more! Commands go head-tohead. Who will be on top?! MWR Sports, Fitness Program For Sailors And Their Families Back To School Splash -Photo by Paige Gnann Hundreds of Naval Station Mayport families come out for the annual MWR Back to School Splash at Sea Otter Pavilion and the Outdoor Pool on Saturday, Aug. 11.


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