USS The Sullivans Works With Iraq, Kuwait Navies Page 4-5 Mayport Gets Muddy At MWR Mud Run Page 9 CPO Spouses Mentor Selects Spouses Page 6 -Photo by MC3 Jonathan Clay Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Chaaz Campbell signals an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, to shut down after com pleting the days flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. Vipers Strike Goodbye DTS DoD Looks To Reform Its Travel System From DoD The Department of Defense announced the selection of SAP Concur to develop a business travel system proto type that will replace the aging and inefficient Defense Travel System. The departments $9.3 million Other Transaction Authority award would exponen tially lower the cost of airline tickets and save more than 10 million labor hours annually spent on the process of booking travel by more than 2 million active duty, reserve, and civil ian personnel. The Department of Defense spends $9 bil lion annually on travel, with temporary duty travel comprising approximately 70 per cent of all department travel vouchers. The department, through this Other Transaction Authority, will lever age its recently simpli fied and rewritten Joint Travel Regulations, mandate the use of low er-cost non-refundable airline tickets in mar kets without pre-nego tiated fares, and launch a prototype capability to adopt commerciallyavailable travel pro cesses using information technology solutions. In addition to reducing overall costs, the new capability must reduce process and workflow complexity, decreasing the time and effort spent by travelers, authorizing officials, and adminis trators planning travel and reimbursing travel expenses. It must also meet the departments audit readiness require ments, improve custom er satisfaction, and align to commercial/industry best practices. We have a respon sibility to ensure our resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner, and given this specific proj ect has such a wide rang ing and deep impact reforms with results like these are crucial, said Chief Management Officer John H. Gibson. Im proud of the work Schmidt Relieves Zielinski As Ft McHenry CO From Staff Cmdr. Steven Schmidt relieved Cmdr. David Zielinski as command ing officer of USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) dur ing a change of com mand ceremony on Aug. 15 on board the ship. Schmidt is a 1997 graduate of the University of Delaware. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. Schmidts first assign ment was onboard USS Shiloh (CG 67). After advancing to Second Class Petty Officer he was selected for Officer Candidate School and received his commission in January 2000. In June 2000, Schmidt reported to USS Cleveland (LPD 7) as Combat Information Center Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and Legal Officer. In June 2002 he reported to USS Curts (FFG 38) as Navigator. From December 2003 to June 2007, Schmidt served at the United States Naval Academy as a Naval Science Instructor and Surface Warfare Officer Career Information Program Coordinator. In February 2008, Schmidt reported to USS Mes Verde (LPD 19) as Operations Officer. In June 2009, he report ed to Commander, Amphibious Squadron Eight as Staff Operations and Plans Officer. In February 2011, Schmidt assumed com mand of PC CREW MIKE and commanded USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Chinook (PC 9). In May of 2012, Schmidt reported to OPNAV N96 as the LCS Mission Modules Requirements Officer. In November 2013, he reported to the Joint Staff, J5 in the Deputy Directorate for Joint Strategic Planning. In February 2017, Schmidt reported to USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) as Executive Officer. Schmidt holds a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and is a qualified Joint Service Officer. Zielinski received his commission in March 1998 after graduat ing from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. His first tour of duty was aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) where he served as AntiSubmarine Warfare Officer. In April 2001, Zielinski reported aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) as the Main Propulsion Assistant. From 2002 to 2005, Zielinski served as Navigation instructor at NROTC Unit Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. In November 2005, Zielinski reported aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) where he served as Chief Engineer. In July 2007 he report ed to Commander, Amphibious Squadron Two as Staff Material Officer, also serving for a time as acting Chief Engineer aboard USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Following a year of study at the United States Naval War College, Zielinski served in 2010 as the Officer in Charge of the Navy Petroleum Detachment at COB Adder in Iraq, working with the Armys 224th Sustainment Brigade. Zielinski served from 2010 to 2012 as the Afloat Safety Officer course lead instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, Rhode Island. In November 2012, he reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, where he served as an Acquisition Analyst within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistic. Zielinski holds a Masters degree in Public and International Affairs from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. -Photo by Paige Gnann The official party salutes during the parade of colors and National Anthem dur ing the change of command ceremony of USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Cmdr. Steve Schmidt, second from left, relieved Cmdr. David Zielinski, third from left, as commanding officer. -Photo courtesy of USS Detroit Gold Cmr. Chris Marvin receives the ships pennant from CMDCS Jennifer Millerschone during a change of command ceremony. Marvin was relieved by Cmdr. Howard Meehan as commanding officer of USS Detroit Gold. Meehan Takes Helm Of LCS Detroit Gold From Staff Cmdr. Howard Meehan relieved Cmdr. Chris Marvin as commanding officer of USS Detroit Gold in a ceremony held at the Mayport Beacon on July 20. Meehan is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He holds a Masters degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School. At sea, his assignments include Auxiliaries and Electrical Officer in USS Pioneer (MCM 9), Main Propulsion Assistant in USS Germantown (LSD 42), Chief Engineer in USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), and Combat Systems Officer in USS Sterett (DDG 104). Ashore, he served as an instructor for Department Head School at the Surface Warfare Officers See Travel, Page 6 See Detroit, Page 8
2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 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 ............................................................................. 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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. Area Schools Host Open House Most parents under stand the importance of being actively involved in their childrens educa tion. But as children get older, parents frequent ly become less and less involved in their schools. However, research indi cates that children are more likely to have a suc cessful school year if the parents are involved in their childrens school. One way to ensure that is to make a connec tion with the school by attending Open House. Area schools began their schedule of Open Houses as early as this week. Open House pro vides a wealth of infor mation for parents. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their childrens teachers, the school counselor, the principal, and other staff. Whether your child has one teacher or sev eral, it is an ideal oppor tunity to meet the teacher(s) in one fell swoop. In middle and high schools youll follow your childrens schedule by actually going to all of their classes. In all grade levels youll find out important dates, including field trips and major class assign ments; homework and test schedules; and most importantly how to con tact the teacher. Open House IS NOT the time to try to have a private conference with your childs teacher. How could it be private with several parents in line behind you also wanting a chance to say a few words about their children to the teach er? As someone who taught for 20 years, let me assure you that what parents share with the teacher on Open House night other than a quick Hello or Im Sarahs mom rarely sticks in the teachers mind. A high school teacher, for example, may have over 100 parents in atten dance and, that is, if they teach the core. Pity the poor physical education teachers who teach many more students than that. Open House is the night to listen to what the teacher wants to share with you about the structure of the curricu lum, how the class will be organized, the texts which will be used, fre quency of homework, test schedules, makeup policies, and, most importantly, how to get in touch with the teach er. Write this down! Many teachers have an email account or Facebook page, perhaps Class Dojo. Any way you can get the information will make it much easier to remind your child of an upcoming deadline or the need to study for assessments. KNOWING THE ROPES Sharon Kasica School Liaison Officer We Need Each Other To Make It In This World 1 The eye cannot say to the hand, I dont need you! And the head cannot say to the feet, I dont need you! 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispens able, 23 and the parts that we think are less honor able we treat with spe cial honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. In my mind, the ideal community consists of persons who come from varying backgrounds which encompasses socioeconomic, educa tion, spiritual, cultural, financial and any of the other things that serve as dividing factors for per sons. Again, thats the ideal and it takes a lot of prayer and hard work for any community to reach a place where per sons from various walks of life to feel not only welcomed but given an equal share in this life. In the imagery pre sented here, body parts that each of us are famil iar with are used to serve as examples of ways in which we can also view those who make a com munity. The writer uses these body parts to help us see that everything that God has blessed us with is needed and clear ly would be missed if we were to ever lose use of one of those body parts. What is the writer talk ing about? In Gods eyes, are we not on the same plane? Does God distin guish one person from another? We all know the answer to those questions. God does not distinguish one person from another. Neither does God have a prefer ence for one group over another group. In Gods eyes, we are created equal. We do not live in a per fect world and have to continually work at being all that God desires for us to be. The scripture reminds us today that no one is insignificant. All are needed in the com munity if we are to get to that place that God desires for us to reach. We need each other! Chaplain Anthony Hodge CNSS 14 Ministry Center CHAPLAINS CORNER My Husband, In The Bathroom, With The Razor take a simple container of bathroom wipes? Or, does the quantity of bio logical evidence in this seven-by-five-foot space warrant the employ ment of buckets, mops, sponges, rags, brushes, squeegees, sandpaper, plungers, augers, a ShopVac, industrial-grade disinfectants, dangerous corrosive acids, and a chisel? Unfortunately, our bathroom often contains a mountain of evidence, requiring me to bring out the big guns. Next, I process the toilet. A thankless task involving unspeakable biological specimens, suffice it to say that I dont need a Petri dish or a DNA test to know exactly what Francis did there that morning before leaving the seat up for the umpteenth time. I then turn my atten tion to the shower area, where hair specimens on the floor mat indicate that Francis took a show er at approximately 6:23 AM. I know this because, despite pleading with Francis to dry himself inside the tub to spare me the inevitable tum bleweeds of body hair on the floor, he thoroughly enjoys a vigorous exfoli ating of his abundantly hairy Italian body in the middle of the room, with one foot poised on the toilet for balance. Finally, I process our sink, which contains obvious indications that Francis shaved, flossed, brushed his teeth, gar gled, spit, and winked at himself in the mirror between 6:44 and 6:57 AM. How do I know this? Easy. Francis care lessly left a drip trail of stubbles and shaving cream in the sink, floss cast-off on our mirror, and an expiration pat tern of spit spatter over the entire area. Using my vast experience with cohesion, velocity, angle of impact, and pattern analysis, I can even tell that he used a towel to clear a strip across the mirror, just so he could admire himself before leaving the scene of the crime. Housewife or no housewife, I clearly have skills that will war rant lucrative employ ment offers. But the law enforcement community will have to wait, because my work at home is never done. For more wit and wit ticism from Lisa, go to www.themeatandpota toesoflife.com Recently, while scrap ing the toothpaste plops out of our bathroom sink, I had an epiphany. I have become a legiti mate expert in forensic science. While it is true that our mobile military lifestyle made it nearly impos sible for me to pursue a career outside of the home during my 23 years as a Navy wife, I realized, while staring at myself in our spit-spattered mir ror, that all these years of tedious bathroom scrub bing has provided me with countless hours of on-the-job training. I mean, why would the FBI, DEA, NCIS, or those people on Law & Order take a chance employing some young punk, fresh out of criminal justice school, whos had more experience playing video games than analyzing real physical evidence; when they could have me -a mature professional who has spent half her life processing bodily flu ids, spatter stains, drip patterns, hair specimens, and other trace evidence as an unpaid volunteer? Anyone whos any one in the forensic sci ence knows the Locard Exchange Principal (I found it on Wikipedia), which theorizes that every person who enters or exits an area will deposit or remove physi cal material from the scene. Who knows this theory better than a housewife? Take it from me, when my husband, Francis, enters any area of our house, he definitely deposits a veritable plethora of biological material. And just like ol Locar theorized, its up to me to remove it. Consider, if you will, our bathroom. My skills of analysis have become so acute, so innate, that I can walk into our bathroom any time of the day or night, and determine with incredible accuracy, the specific events that took place there and the per petrators involved. Before entering our bathroom, a.k.a., the crime scene, I take all necessary first respond er safety precautions to protect myself against contamination. Rubber gloves are strongly rec ommended, eye pro tection is optional, but never, I mean never, go in there without shoes unless youre coated in anti-fungal ointment. Then, using my ocular and olfactory senses, I take a general reading of the amount of evidence deposited to determine the tools necessary to complete the task. In other words, will this job MEAT & POTATOES OF LIFE Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist See Schools, Page 3 At Print date the information below was correct. Please double check with your school for accuracy. Open House Dates Finegan Elementary 23 August 1800 First Coast High 10 Sept 1800 Fletcher High 20 Aug 1800 Jacksonville Beach Elem. 23 Aug (K-2) 30 Aug (3-5) 1800 1800 Julia Landon 04 Sept 1800 Mayport Elementary 06 Sept 1700 Mayport Middle 04 Sept 1730 Neptune Beach Elem. 14 Sept (PK-2) 21 Sept (3-5) 1800 1800 Oceanway Elementary 06 Sept 1800 Oceanway Middle 04 Sept 1730
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 3 Name (rate/rank, first, and last): MR3 Melina Horsfall Job: Machinist (Machinery Repairman) Age: 28 Hometown: Blanchester, Ohio Favorite hobby: Experience new things and sightseeing Hero: None Best Piece of Advice Received: Your outlook and attitude will dictate your experience Goal for the Navy: Learn skills, travel, col lege and save money How has the Navy Improved Your life? Given me so many opportunities that I wouldnt have had in my hometown. MR3 Horsfall is a passionate Sailor and is enthusiastic about her career in the Navy, showing great potential in her technical exper tise. As a skilled Machinist she is often called upon for a wide array of man ufacturing jobs; most recently she was called upon to manufacture 40 Striker Plate Thread Savers for the USS Lassen and a titanium flange for the USS Hue Citys Fire and Flushing Pump. Amongst her many talents she is an impeccable engraver. Completing over 250 engraving jobs monthly. Furthermore, she uti lized her skills to trou bleshoot and repair 2 out of the 3 engravers. She is a tremendous asset to her Command. MR3 Horsfall is a role model Sailor and a prime exam ple of what a Navy tech nical expert is, within her field. Mayport Sailor Of The Week MR3 Melina Horsfall Now that you know the regimen, youll be better prepared to talk privately with the teacher about your concerns about your child. And because you have the teachers preferred method for contact, it will be much easier for you to set up a parent-teacher confer ence. Active parenting takes time, but the time you spend at an Open House will help your children be personally and aca demically successful. Your positive involve ment and time, your childs time, and your childs teachers time are all directly related to helping your child become tomorrows suc cessful adult. A partial listing of Duval County Public Schools Open House dates is attached. For a complete listing of Duval dates/times, go to www. duvalschools.org. St. Johns County Public Schools and Clay County Public Schools do not have a specific cal endar with Open House dates/times. To find the date/time for your school, go to one of these links: St. Johns: http:// www.stjohns.K12.fl.us. Clay: http://www. clay.k12.fl.us/schools. htm. Then go to the individ ual school sites and look for announcement or cal endars. Sharon Kasica is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article, concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, or the date and time of an Open House not listed here, she can be reached via email at sharon.kasica@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One. From Page 2 Schools Mayport Celebrates Civilians Congratulations to Joseph Adamo of NS Mayport Security, above, on his selection as Senior Civilian of the Quarter and to James Fitzgerald of NS Mayport Safety, below, on his selection as Junior Civilian of the Quarter. NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. David Yoder, presented the winners with plaques during an Aug. 8 luncheon.
4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 The Sullivans Completes Trilateral Exercise With Iraq, Kuwait Navies By MC2 Samantha Montenegro U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard completed a trilateral exercise with Iraqi navy and Kuwaiti navy partners in the Northern Arabian Gulf, August 15. The exercise focused on improving collective proficiency in maritime security tactics between the three nations and ensuring the freedom of navigation throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Participants included the guidedmissile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), U.S. coastal patrol ships USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Chinook (PC 9), U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol boat USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), Iraqi navy patrol boat P 303, and Kuwaiti navy patrol boat KNS Al-Garoh (P 3725). The Sullivans led command and control of each event throughout the exercise. Exercise events includ ed live fire gunnery exer cises, visit, board, search and seizure team train ing, maritime infrastruc ture protection drills, search-and-rescue train ing, and high-value unit protection operations. This has been such a rewarding experi ence, said Boatswains Mate Seaman Karen Rodriguez, assigned to The Sullivans. I was a part of the small boat operations we conduct ed with the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies and was able to watch our part ners maneuver in the gulf alongside us. Its reassuring to know we have strong partners in this area with common goals, and it was really great to see it first-hand. Cmdr. Russ Moore, The Sullivans com manding officer felt the exercise helped develop collective maritime secu rity tactics. Kuwait and Iraq play a key role in maintaining maritime stability in this region, said Moored. This trilateral exercise was an opportunity for all of us to flex our capa bilities and learn more about our collective capability. We proved that our nations have the commitment and capaci ty to collectively preserve the free flow of com merce and freedom of navigation in the Gulf. The exercise was led by Task Force (TF) 55 and is part of a routine theater security coopera tion engagement serv ing as an opportunity to strengthen tactical profi ciency in critical mission areas and support longterm regional stability. TF 55 controls surface forces in the 5th Fleet area of operations, such as U.S. Navy patrol craft, U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats and independently deployed ships. The U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations encom passes nearly 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The region is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab-alMandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Members of the Kuwaiti navy, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard discuss the schedule of events during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. The exercise is a surface engagement between the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies focused on improving proficiency in maritime security tactics to help ensure the freedom of navigation throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of opera tions.-Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Above, Iraqi navy, Kuwaiti navy, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Sailors approach the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) while conducting small boat operations during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. Left,Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Calvin Day stands watch as the guidedmissile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz. -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to USS Chinook (PC 9) approaches Iraqi navy patrol boat (P 303) while conducting small boat operations during a tri lateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Donovan Murphy, left, and Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Hunter Bladen, fire a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun from the Arleigh Burke-class missile-destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during a live-fire gunnery exercise as part of a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Jillian Storey coils a hose after conducting a 72-hour gas turbine engine intake cleaning on USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). -Photo by Lt. Daphne White
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 5 -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Cmdr. Russ Moore, guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) com manding officer, left, shakes hands with a member of the Iraqi visit, board, search and seizure team during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. -Photo by MC2 Lucas Askew The Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) leads a formation of ships, including Cyclone-class patrol crafts USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Chinook (PC 9), U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), a Kuwaiti naval vessel and an Iraqi naval vessel during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. The exercise is a surface engagement between the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies focused on improving profi ciency in maritime security tactics to help ensure the freedom of navigation throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. -Photo by Lt. Daphne White Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Montenegro, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, photographs the small craft attack team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. -Photo by Lt. Daphne White Ensign Julia Rubin, right, and Ensign Connor Gilmour, stand watch as the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz. -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Boatswains Mate Seaman Apprentice Anthony Cooper stands lookout watch on the port bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Melvin Cooks, left, and Boatswains Mate Seaman Trevor Curtis chain down an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroy er USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). -Photo by MC2 Samantha P. Montenegro Gunners Mate 3rd Class Cassidy Hough conducts maintenance on an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun on the missile decks of the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68).
6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 CPO Select Spouses Get Words Of Wisdom -Photos by Paige Gnann Above left, spouses of Chief Petty Officer Selectees attend a day-long Spouse Symposium designed to help them navigate the transition from First Class Petty Officer Spouse to a Chiefs spouse. More seasoned CPO spouses acted as mentors to answer questions the new Spouses may have about the Selectee season and future responsibilities of being a Chief and Chiefs spouse. Above right, Naval Station Mayport Command Master Chiefs answer Selectee spouses questions during a panel session at the symposium. SURFLANT Hosts Training Symposium From Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic Public Affairs Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT) Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson Jr., hosted a twoday leadership train ing symposium at the NATO Allied Command Transformation head quarters, Aug. 16-17. More than 140 water front leaders, including flag officers, commo dores, commanding offi cers, command senior enlisted leaders and COMNAVSURFLANT staff members, gathered to discuss the manning, training and equipping of the surface force. The symposium pro vided an opportunity for surface warriors to network, learn and exchange dialogue about topics impacting the force. The event under pinned Surface Force Atlantics top priority, which is to provide ready ships, ready Sailors and ready civilians that are prepared to fight and win operations as we return to great power competi tion. Wilson emphasized the importance of leadership and talked about changes made across the force in areas like fundamentals, assessments, training, culture and safety of nav igation. Navigation is a team sport. If you cant navigate, you cant oper ate, explained Wilson. Contact management is the first stage of combat management. He also explained that we must demonstrate ownership and own the fight. He directed water front leaders to priori tize leadership, safety of navigation, warfighting and lethality. Throughout the sym posium, leaders present ed briefs and answered questions regarding surface warfare officer career path changes, ship deployment insight, safety of navigation, maintenance planning, supply, manning, the Comprehensive Review, Strategic Readiness Review and Readiness Reform and Oversight Council. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Christopher Grady, pro vided keynote remarks and spoke about hav ing One fight, one Navy. He emphasized the requirement to have one fleet-wide standard for manning, training, assessing and certifica tion to support combat readiness and distrib uted maritime opera tions while increasing our lethality, agility and maneuver. Wilson concluded the symposium and explained, We have to be ready for the fight. It is not a matter of if a fight will happen, but when. The maritime environment is faster, more complex and com petitive. He added, We must continue to evolve and to function as a team. We will be suc cessful if we are driven by technical competence, proficiency and forceful backup. SURFLANT previously hosted a training sympo sium in January. -Photos by MC2 Justin Wolpert Above, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson Jr. speaks with waterfront leadership during a Commander's Training Symposium at the NATO Allied Command Transformation headquarters. During the two-day conference, leaders discussed the manning, training and equipping of the surface force, as well as safety of navigation, readiness, maintenance, and lethality. Below, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic Force Master Chief Petty Officer Kevin Goodrich speaks with senior enlisted leaders during a Commanders Training Symposium for waterfront leaders hosted at the NATO Allied Command Transformation headquarters. were executing through the Reform Management Group and initiatives like this from the Information Technology Reform Team. SAP Concur is a non-traditional defense contractor that provides inte grated travel and expense manage ment services and solutions. The award to the SAP Concur team, that also includes Accenture Federal Services, Booz Allen Hamilton and CWTSato Travel, will deliver an end-to-end trav el-as-a-service capability that is expect ed to reduce the overall cost of travel and empower Department of Defense travelers and authorizing officials to make travel decisions that benefit their organizations. SAP Concur is expected to complete the business travel proto type within 24 months. From Page 1 Travel
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 7 Mayport Security Trains For Real World Scenarios Back To School Means Sharing Road! From NS Mayport Safety If youre driving behind a bus, allow a greater following dis tance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Never pass a bus from behind or from either direction if youre on an undivided road if it is stopped to load or unload children If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the chil dren who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and theyre walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few pre cautions go a long way toward keeping children safe: Dont block the cross walk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedes trians crossing the cross walk or intersection Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near play grounds and parks, and in all residential areas Dont honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians Always use extreme caution to avoid strik ing pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way If youre dropping kids off: Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safe ty of all kids. More chil dren are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program. The fol lowing apply to all school zones: Dont double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. Dont load or unload children across the street from the school. Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school. School Days Can Bring Congestion. School buses are pick ing up their kids, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, hurried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. Its never more impor tant for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are pres ent especially before and after school. Feds Feed Families By Mike Perron DeCA public affairs specialist Commissaries are again serving as com mon collection points for 2018s Feds Feed Families campaign, which began Aug. 10 this year, and continues through Oct. 15 at partic ipating stateside military installations. During this campaign, participating installa tions help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. 2018 marks the ninth consecutive year com missaries have partici pated. It started with the local area food banks just in the D.C. area. It was only for them, explained Randy Eller, chief of the Defense Commissary Agencys U.S. distribu tion, equipment, proper ty and recycling division. The Pentagon and all those people would par ticipate, and they would put out boxes so people would donate. They got us interested, and we took it from the capital area and put it in every commissary we have in the United States. Overall, the Department of Defense collected 2.6 million pounds of grocery items for donation last year. For their part, com missary employees and patrons collected 1.5 mil lion pounds, or 60 per cent of the total DOD donation, said Eller. DeCAs 2017 total increased by 480,000 pounds from 2016. Weve got it down to a fine art now. After you get past the first cou ple of times its pretty smooth, and the stores are used to doing it. Once the items have been collected, installa tion officials work with their commissary to deliver the items to local food banks. The most-needed items for donations include: Canned vegetables low sodium, no salt Canned fruits in light syrup or its own juices Canned proteins tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter and beans Soups beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey or rice Condiments toma to-based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing or oils Snacks individually packed snacks, crack ers, trail mix, dried fruit, granola and cereal bars, pretzels and sandwich crackers Multigrain cereal 100 percent juice all sizes, including juice boxes Grains brown and white rice, oatmeal, bul gar, quinoa, couscous, pasta, and macaroni and cheese Paper products and household items paper towels, napkins and cleaning supplies Hygiene items dia pers, deodorants (men and women), feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste and shampoo For more informa tion, go to the United States Department of Agriculture website, www.usda.gov/fedsfeed families. Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! www.mayportmirror.com -Photos by Paige Gnann Left, members of Naval Station Mayport Security department race to stop a runaway vehicle during a security exercise last week. Above, a Master-at-Arms holds position behind a barracade after an unau thorized vehicle runs the gate during the security exercise. Below left, a training observer relays talks over the radio to other trainers during the secu rity exercise. Below right, one of Securitys Military Working Dogs identifies bomb residue inside the trunk of a suspicious vehicle. Security trains real world scenarios several times throughout the year to keep up to date in case of a real emergency.
8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 School and as the Port Operations Officer in Naval Station Rota, Spain. Commander Meehan most recently served as Executive officer in USS Detroit (LCS 7) Gold crew based in Mayport, Florida. Marvin was raised in rural northeast ern Pennsylvania. He attended The Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. In November 1997 he entered Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned in March of 1998. His first sea tour of duty was aboard USS John Young (DD-973) in San Diego, California where he served as the Deck Officer from 1999 to 2001. In November 2001, he reported to USS Blackhawk (MHC58) in Ingleside, Texas as the Engineer Officer and served on Blackhawk from 2001 to 2003. Following his initial sea duty tours, Chris attended The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California earning a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. In June 2006, Commander Marvin reported as the Engineer Officer aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) where and deployed to the North Arabian Gulf to conduct oil plat form defense in sup port of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In subse quent sea tours he served as the Engineer Officer aboard USS Chosin (CG-65) in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Executive Officer aboard USS Halyburton (FFG40) in Mayport, Florida and most recently as Executive Officer aboard USS Somerset (LPD-25) in San Diego, California. In addition to his shore tour at the Naval Postgraduate School, Commander Marvin also served ashore on the Commander Naval Surface Force Staff in the N8 Directorate from 2009 to 2011 followed by a one-year tour of duty on the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Staff in Djibouti, Africa. -Photo by MCSA Marianne Guemo Jacksonville Roar Cheerleaders hand out posters to U.S. Navy chiefs during lunch at Naval Station Mayport, August 15. The cheerleaders met with Sailors for a meet and greet serving their local commu nity. Jacksonville Roar Cheerleaders hand out posters to U.S. Navy chiefs during lunch at Naval Station Mayport, August 15. The cheerleaders met with Sailors for a meet and greet serving their local community. Jacksonville Roar Cheerleaders, Dominick and Tori, sit with U.S. Navy Corpsman 3rd Class Mateo Castanogalindo during lunch at the galley on Naval Station Mayport, August 15. Roar Cheerleaders Visit Fans at Oasis Galley From Page 1 Detroit DESRON 40 Promotes SPS -Photo by MC3 Katie Cox Above, Capt. Brian J. Diebold, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, signs a log book at the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force headquarters during Southern Partnership Station 2018. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted annual deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges and building partner capacity in a variety of disciplines including medicine, construction and dive operations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. Below, Diebold addresses U.S. Navy Sailors and Trinidad and Tobago military professionals during a briefing at the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force headquarters during Southern Partnership Station 2018. U.S. Fleet Forces To Hold U.S. 2nd Fleet Establishment Ceremony From Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs Adm. Chris Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will host a ceremony for the establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet, in which Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis will assume command. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will preside over the ceremony that will take place aboard aircraft car rier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Aug 24, at 10 a.m. onboard Naval Station Norfolk. Lewis, a naval avia tor and a 1985 gradu ate of the United States Naval Academy, has served in a variety of command positions afloat and ashore, most recently as commander, deputy chief of naval operations for opera tions, plans and strategy (N3/N5), in Arlington, Virginia. The majority of Lewis operational com mand tours have been on the East Coast, most recently as commander, Carrier Strike Group 12 and deploying with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to the U.S 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. C2F, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, will exercise operational and administrative authori ties over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and the North Atlantic. Additionally, it will plan and conduct maritime, joint and combined operations and will train and recommend certifi cation of combat ready naval forces for maritime employment and opera tions around the globe. C2F will report to USFF. Trump Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity Public Affairs President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremo ny at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13. The act named for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain authorizes a 2.6 per cent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members. With this new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of new recruits to active duty, Reserve and National Guard units, including 4,000 new active duty Soldiers, Trump told members of the Armys 10th Mountain Division and their families. And we will replace aging tanks, aging planes and ships with the most advanced and lethal technology ever developed. And hopefully, well be so strong, well never have to use it, but if we ever did, nobody has a chance. Services End Strength Set The act sets active duty end strength for the Army at 487,500 in fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018. The Navys end strength is set at 335,400, the Marine Corps at 186,100 and the Air Forces at 329,100. On the acquisition side, the act funds 77 F-35 joint strike fighters at $7.6 bil lion. It also funds F-35 spares, modi fications and depot repair capability. The budget also fully funds develop ment of the B-21 bomber. The act authorizes $24.1 billion for shipbuilding to fully fund 13 new bat tle force ships and accelerate funding for several future ships. This includes three Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and two Virginia-class submarines. There is also $1.6 billion for three lit toral combat ships. In addition, the act authorizes 24 F/A-18 Super Hornets, 10 P-8A Poseidons, two KC-130J Hercules, 25 AH-1Z Cobras, seven MV-22/CMV-22B Ospreys and three MQ-4 Tritons. Afghanistan, Iraq There is $5.2 billion in the budget for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, and another $850 million to train and equip Iraqi security forces to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror ists. The budget accelerates research on hyperspace technology and defense against hyperspace missiles. It also funds development of artificial intel ligence capabilities. In order to maintain Americas mili tary supremacy, we must always be on the cutting edge, the president said. That is why we are also proudly reas serting Americas legacy of leadership in space. Our foreign competitors and adversaries have already begun weap onizing space. The president said adversaries seek to negate Americas advantage in space, and they have made progress. Well be catching them very shortly, he added. They want to jam transmis sions, which threaten our battlefield operations and so many other things. We will be so far ahead of them in a very short period of time, your head will spin. He said the Chinese military has launched a new military division to oversee its warfighting programs in space. Just like the air, the land, the sea, space has become a warfighting domain, Trump said. It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space; we must have American dom inance in space, and that is why just a few days ago, the vice president out lined my administrations plan to cre ate a sixth branch of the United States military called the United States Space Force. The 2019 Authorization Act does not fund the military. Rather, it authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations commit tees and then voted on by Congress. That bill is still under consideration.
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 9 Mayport Gets Muddy At MWR Mud Run -Photos by Paige Gnann MWR Mayport held its annual Mayport Mud Run on Aug. 18 with new obstacles and tougher challenges. Runners had to dig deep to make it through the first mud pit, pictured above and left. Help Clean Mayport From Mayport Environmental Volunteers are needed in support of the 2018 CInternational oastal Cleanup, to collect litter and debris on the beach and along the Jetties at Naval Station Mayport. Participants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 15 at Jetties Pavilion #3 (the easternmost covered pavilion) across from the Damage Control Wet Trainer Facility on Bon Homme Richard Street. This event will run until approximately 11 a.m. Volunteers are wel come to participate for part or all of that time frame. Community Service hours may be earned from participa tion in this event. Pre-registration is not required. Gloves and garbage bags will be pro vided. Sturdy footwear is recommended. To learn more, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 6303420 or visit www.coj. net/KJB or contact Naval Station Mayport Water Quality Program Manager, Barron Feit at 270-6781. Pictured left, the first wave of runners takes off from Sea Otter Pavilion, excited to get dirty. Bottom left, a runner makes it through the ice pit obstacle. Bottom right, a runner carries a bucket of water along the path after wading through a water obstacle during the Mayport Mud Run held Aug. 18 at Naval Station Mayport. rf
10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 About MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL provides a variety of programs and activities for the local community. More information about our programs can be found at www.navymwrmay port.com, on www.face book.com/mwrmayport, on our app, or by calling 904-270-5228. Events 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. 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 infin ity 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 some thing good for the com munity. 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. 1: Movies at Mayport: Solo: A Star Wars Story (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. Sept. 2: Paintball. Have fun playing paint ball with GTF and the Liberty Center. No gear? No problem! Rent all your equipment for $15 and make sure to bring extra cash for Paintballs. The van departs the Liberty Center at 9:00 a.m. Transportation is free. Stop by or call the Liberty Center to reserve your spot by the Wednesday before the trip. Open to all hands, 18 years and older. 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 chil dren 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. 6: Intermediate Crochet: Granny Squares. 9 11 a.m. and 6 8 p.m. Get hooked on crocheting! Learn to make funda mental Granny Squares and turn them into your favorite scarve, bag or even afghan. Some crochet experi ence is required. Tickets are only $20 and all supplies are provid ed. Sign up at Tickets and Travel by Sept. 4. Sept. 8: UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till. 8 p.m. at Loggerheads Pub. Enjoy a beverage and watch this pay-perview event for FREE at Loggerheads Pub. Undercard starts at 8 p.m. and the main event starts at 10 p.m. Open to all authorized MWR patrons. Sept. 9: Jason Couch Pro-Am Tournament. Youth Tournament from 12 3 p.m. and Adult Doubles Tournament from 3 7 p.m. Play with PBA tour Player and USBC Hall of Fame Bowler Jason Couch in this unique tournament. Each bowl er plays 3 games with Jason Couch as their partner. The Youth Pro-Am Tournament is only $15 per bowler and has two divisions; the pee-wee division is for children ages 3 5, and the senior divi sion is for children ages 8 18. The Pro-Am Doubles Tournament is for adults and only costs $30 per person. Registration is required at NavyMWRMayport. com/JasonCouch. For more information, please call the Bowling Center at 904-270-5377. Sept. 9: Topgolf 5 8 p.m. Enjoy 3 hours of Topgolf, a Fajita Fiesta buffet, and transporta tion from the Beacon (if needed) for only $50. Open to all authorized patrons 18+. Sign up at the Liberty Center by Sept. 5. 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 cus tomers, and are held on Tuesdays Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Adventures Whether youre an avid outdoors lover, complete novice, or somewhere in between, Outdoor Adventures has what you need to enjoy the great outdoors. We offer outdoor and party gear rental, clinics and class es to help you enjoy the area. Get outside with our rental camping gear, including Jon boats, boo gie boards, canoes, kay aks, tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags and more! We also supply party rentals including tables, chairs, BBQ grills, boun cy houses, coolers, cano pies and more; avail able for your next party whether it be a retire ment, reenlistment, hail and farewell or childs birthday. Tickets and Travel The Tickets and Travel Office offers discounted tickets to many attrac tions in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We also feature dis counted hotel reserva tions, cruise bookings and affordable Disney merchandise. Tickets and Travel has two loca tions. Our main office is on Naval Station Mayport and the Annex is in the Commissary parking lot. Currently, we are selling Monster Jam, Jaguars, and Halloween Horror Night tickets. 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 some thing 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 navym wrmayport.com to learn more! Recycling Dont know where to throw away all those moving boxes? What about your old car bat tery? Bring your recy clable materials to The Recycling Center at building 412 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday Friday. Windy Harbor Golf Club The Windy Harbor Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course locat ed on Naval Station Mayport, which includes a driving range and prac tice green. Our weekly specials include Avoid the Crawl on weekdays starting at 3pm which includes 9-holes of golf and a cart for only $11. Monday and Tuesday enjoy All Play where 18-holes and a cart is only $25. Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day where the military community can enjoy 18-holes and a cart for only $20. Thursday between 10:28am and 11:53am you can Fill the Void and play 18-holes and get a cart for only $22. Spend Your Liberty With MWR The following activi ties target single or unac companied Sailors. For more information, call 904-270-7788 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Tuesdays: Billiards Tournaments. 6 p.m. at the Liberty Center. Prize for 1 st place. 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. 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 bowl ing at Mayport Bowling Center. This trip includes games and shoe rental. Sign up dead line is Aug. 27. (Liberty Patrons only) Sept. 6: 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 dead line is the Tuesday before at the Liberty Center. Sept. 7: Movie Trip. 6:15 p.m. Van departs at 6:15 p.m. to head to your favorite movie or entertainment venue in town.
THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 11 Navy Campout Gets Families Outdoors By Terra Downey MWR Marketing Technician MWR Mayport is headed to Camp Blanding in Starke, Fla., for the Great Navy Campout. This funfilled camping trip is the weekend of Sept. 15-16. Participants can enjoy hiking, swimming, star gazing, childrens learn ing activities, smores around the campfire, and more. Camping equipment is provided by Outdoor Adventures with the choice of a Basic Camp Package or a Full Camp Package. The best thing about this campout is that it is perfect for all skill levels, explained Supervisory Recreation Specialist, Melissa Dickerson. We offer hands-on help for the beginning camper, and we offer freedom for the experienced camper. The Basic Camp Package includes a 5-person tent, sleeping bags, fan/light, small cooler, charcoal (if need ed), and all campsite fees. Participants uti lizing this package can bring their favorite food and drinks to prepare on site. The Basic Camp Package is only $8 per adult, and $2 per child (ages 3-11). The Full Camp Package includes every thing in the Basic Camp Package plus, drinks, dinner Saturday night, and breakfast Sunday morning. A tradition al menu of burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, and tossed salad will be served for dinner with drinks like Gatorade, pink lemon ade, and water. Breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meats, toast, and more. The Full Camp Package is only $22 per adult, and $10 per child (ages 3-11). Recreational and edu cational activities are planned for the week end. Campers can stay busy with fun activi ties organized by MWR like a scavenger hunt, nature walk, and board games. Another planned camp favorite is making smores around the fire. MWR will also teach les sons on canoeing, fire safety, and Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics which promotes conser vation and minimizing the impact of recreation al activities in nature. We offer a wide vari ety of activities for people to stay busy, Dickerson stated, but people are free to explore on their own. Families can choose independent activities like free swim, nature trails, and more. The campsite is home to a lake where people can fish and canoe. Groups can bring their own rec reational equipment or they can use fish ing poles and canoes provided by Outdoor Adventures. Check-in time on Sept. 15 is from 11am 1pm, and check-out on Sept. 16 is at 1pm. To join the fun, groups need to sign up by Aug. 28 and pro vide their own transpor tation. The event is open to all ages, but pets and alcohol need to stay at home. Stop by Outdoor Adventures or call 904270-5221 for more infor mation. Its a great time for all ages and experience levels, Dickerson con cluded. While the Great Navy Campout is Sept. 15-16, MWR patrons can rent camping and recreation al equipment at Outdoor Adventures throughout the year. For more infor mation about Outdoor Adventures and pro grams offered through MWR Mayport, visit www.navymwrmayport. com. Aug. 25: Bethlehem Bowlers League. 6 p.m. every other Saturday. Fun and fel lowship abounds with this multi-denomina tional 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 orga nizational meeting and bowling immediately fol lowing. 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 prior ity 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 par ticipants 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. 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. Bowl Leagues Start 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 chick en, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, and a water or iced tea for only $8.50. Bring your trivia team and test your knowledge at our weekly All-Khaki Trivia Night, every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Bogeys Restaurant at Windy Harbor Golf Club Bogeys Restaurant is dually named for a bogey, the term for one over par, and for Humphry Bogart. Our menu offers American classics themed around Bogarts career. We are open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. We offer a fullservice restaurant, a full-service bar, and can cater any function at the Grove Conference Center. Fast Lanes Grille at the Bowling Center Fast Lanes Grille serves all of your classic American favorites in a diner-style restaurant. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Our Military Appreciation $1 hot dogs and sodas are served on Wednesday until 5 p.m. Grab a quick bite to eat or sit down with the whole family! Loggerheads Pub This Irish-style pub, located in the Mayport Beacon is open to all-hands and features a full-service bar, monthly Pay-Per-View UFC fights, ESPN College GameDay Football and the NFL Sunday Ticket. Open seven days a week at 5 p.m. for patrons 21 and up. MWR Offers Food Options Aquatics N ow 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 Sept. 12: Yoga for Life 7 a.m. at beach walkover #2. Start your day with Namaste. Enjoy a FREE yoga class on the beach at sun rise. All experience lev els welcome and there is no need to register. Just bring a towel or yoga mat, park at the CPO Club, and meet a beach walkover #2. Intramural Sports Aug. 25: Mud Volleyball. Get down and dirty with mud vol leyball! Open to all! Games of 2,4, and 6 will go from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. No sign up neces sary. Just show up at Sea Otter Pavilion on Aug. 25 and be ready to get dirty. Sept. 19: Mens Captains Cup Flag Football Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Season begins Oct. 1 and ends Nov. 5. Open to all mili tary, dependents, retir ees, and DoD, 18+. Oct. 9-11: Fall Sports Challenge. Join us for the 2018 Fall Sports Challenge, Oct. 9 11. Tennant commands from Naval Station Mayport will par ticipate to see whos best! Competition includes canoe races, basket ball, tennis, bowling, sloshball, golf, swim ming, dodgeball, boat wars, and tug-o-war. Download our flyer for exact dates and times. Registration must be turned in by 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Oct. 24: Mens Captains Cup Basketball Organizational Meeting. 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Season begins Nov. 5 and ends Feb. 25. Open to all mili tary, dependents, retir ees, and DoD, 18+. Dec. 1: Holiday Flag Football Tournament. 8 a.m. at the Turf Field. Join us for our 2 nd annual Holiday Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. on the Turn Field. The entry fee is one unopened toy to be donated to the USO for families in need. Register by Nov. 15 at the Fitness Center. Open to all mili tary, dependents, retir ees, and DoD, 18+. MWR Sports, Fitness Program For Sailors And Their Families Support Your Print And Digital Advertisers! They Support You! www.mayportmirror.com
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