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Mayport Celebrates Freedom With MWR, Pages 4-5

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Wear Working Uniform Off Base

EOQ Lunch

On July 28
Naval Station Mayport
Employee of the Quarter
Presentation/Luncheon will
be held at 11:30 a.m. on
July 28 at Ocean Breeze.
Cost is $7 per person. Must
RSVP by July 24 with the
luncheon choice to Sandra
Barrett, 270-5228 or sandra.
barrettl@navy.mil. All are
welcome to come out and
support the nominees.
Nominated Employees are
as follows:
John Venosh of Security
Thomas Wheeler of Air
Patricia Beasley of
Sarah Thompson of MWR
David Burnett of PWD

Foc'sle Menu

Starting Monday, July 13,
Foc'sle CPO Club will no
longer offer a daily lunch buf-
fet. The new lunch format
will include menu items such
as chicken tender baskets,
hamburgers, shrimp Po'
Boys, BBQ sandwiches, que-
sadillas and chicken tender
wraps. Menu items range in
price from $5.25 to $7.25.
Lunch at the CPO Club will
remain open to All Hands
from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. For
any additional information
about this change, please
call 270-5228.

Help Clean Up

Mayport Shore
Naval Station Mayport is
cleaning u p its shoreline
with your help. Mayport's
Environmental Department
is looking for volunteers to
participate in the 2009 Mid-
Summer Shoreline Clean-up
on July 16.
The goals of the 2009 Mid-
Summer Shoreline Clean-up
are to have a focused event
in which military and civilian
volunteers demonstrate their
commitment as good stew-
ards of our environment and
to remove a significant quan-
tity of debris that has washed
up ashore here at NAVSTA
Mayport. Floatable trash con-
tinues to be a major pollutant
in our rivers and oceans and
poses a significant hazard to
the health of aquatic wildlife.
Volunteers may partici-
pate at one of three locations
on Station: Reynolds Park
(on river front across from
the Recycling Center); west
end of Jetties (north end of
Bon Homme Richard Street,
adjacent to Bldg. 1538); or
the beach area (Beachside
Community Center dune
crosswalk). This is a one-
hour event that will run from
9-10 a.m.
Gloves and plastic trash
bags will be provided on site.
For additional informa-
tion please contact Scott
Dombrosky, NS Mayport
Water Program Manager at
904-270-6730 ext. 211. Pre-
registration is not required.

By MCCS(SW/AW) Bill Houlihan
Master ( 'Petty Officer ofthe NavyPublic. ;
The Navy Working Uniform (NWU) is now autho-
rized for wear off-base, during routine stops and at eat-
ing establishments during the prescribed workday.
In NAVADMIN 188/09, Chief of Naval Operations
(CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, expanded the occasion
for wear policy, which has been in place for six months.
Roughead consistently stated that the possibility for
changing the policy hinged upon a timetable driven by
the Navy's chiefs' mess.
Once the leadership mess provided feedback to
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/
SW) Rick West, indicating that Sailors across the Navy
understood the correct manner to wear the uniform,
it was understood that he would recommend to CNO
and Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), Vice Adm. Mark
Ferguson, when the time was right to allow the uniform
off base.
According to West, that time is now.
"Communication from the Force and Fleet Master

From Navy Munitions Command
CONUSEast Division Detachment
Navy Munitions Command
CONUS East Division (CED)
Detachment Mayport held a rib-
bon cutting ceremony on July 2
to mark the completion of reno-
vations to Building 190.
Commanding Officer Navy
Munitions Command CED,
Capt. Bette Bolivar, was joined
by Naval Station Mayport
Commanding Officer Capt.
Aaron Bowman, NAVFAC
Officer in Charge Capt. William
Vaughan and Navy Munitions
Command CED Detachment
Mayport Officer in Charge Lt.
John Nelson in marking the
occasion. It took more than a
year of planning, contracting,
and construction to complete

Chiefs has been unanimously positive. Our Sailors
are ready to introduce this uniform to the American
public," said West. "That's what CNO was waiting for
and this decision is a direct result of chief petty officer
(CPO) feedback. It's been sincerely gratifying to be
able to watch this process work as well as it has."
The policy differs from the language in NAVADMIN
343/08 in that, up to now, routine stops were not
allowed. That meant Sailors were prohibited from visits
to child care centers, gas stations, brief stops at conve-
nience stores or banks. Now those stops are authorized.
"Our Sailors are proud of this uniform," said
MCPON. "This has been the number one feedback item
from the fleet since I took office, (Dec. 12, 2008) and
they have not been shy about their wishes to wear this
uniform in town. Our Sailors have been trained to wear
it and will wear it proudly."
West underscored the importance of waiting for the
right time to open up the occasion for wear policy. He
said that while many wondered why the original wear
policy was put in place, it was important to ensure

the major interior renovation to
Building 190.
The partnership, communica-
tion, and cooperation between
the commands were critical to
the successful completion of the
Renovations included two
new HVAC units and air han-
dling units, four new office
spaces, new restrooms and
training facilities, as well as
upgrades to the floor, walls, and
ceilings of the building.
Building 190 serves as the
administration offices for Navy
Munitions Command CONUS
East Division Detachment
Mayport and Explosive
Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit
Six, Detachment Mayport. Navy
Munitions Command CED and
their eight detachments provide

every Sailor knew how to wear it before allowing it
outside the lifelines of ships and bases. He also said he
kept a close eye on various regions to see how aggres-
sive leadership was in training the fleet to wear the
"I watched Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and I saw
how the chiefs in that region were engaged in getting
this right from day one. The training was consistent
and it was effective. They deserve a lot of credit for
the expanded policy, because they did it the right way
in the largest fleet concentration area. Leaderships
engagement coupled with Sailor feedback was what
drove this recommendation (to expand the policy) to
CNP and CNO."
The revision includes aligning the NWU and
Camouflage Utility Uniforms (CUUs) occasion for
wear policies and offers more flexibility than the rules
governing the wear of other working uniforms.
The transition to the NWU will continue as stipu-
See Uniform, Page 14

SW Groves Honors Its Namesake

Crewmembers of USS Stephen W. Groves pose with Brian Groves, nephew of the ship's namesake
Ensign Stephen W. Groves, on July 4th. Brian presented the ship wirlh the flag flying in the back-
ground which was given to thefamily during Ensign Groves memorial in 1942.

From USS Stephen W. Groves
The crew of USS Stephen
W Groves (FFG 29) celebrat-
ed the independence of USA
by honoring its namesake.
During the ship's morning
colors on the Fourth of July,
the crew saluted a 48-star flag
on loan to the ship from the
family of the ship's namesake,
Ensign Stephen W. Groves.
The flag was first given to
the Ensign's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lemuel Groves in 1942
at a memorial for their late
son. Brian Groves, nephew of
Ensign Groves, was on board

the ship during colors as the
memorial flag flew on the ship
for the first time.
Ensign Groves, was a Naval
Aviator who died in the Battle
of Midway on June 4, 1942.
Battling a vastly superior
Japanese force, Ensign Groves
took off from his carrier nine
times in defense of USS
Yorktown (CV-5). A native
of East Millinocket, Maine,
Groves was the first service-
man from his hometown to be
lost in World War II.
"Stephen was my Uncle, and
I was born 22 years after his

death," said Brian Groves dur-
ing the event. "Our family has
kept a close association with
USS Stephen W Groves since
her Commissioning in 1982.
We are very proud of the hard
work and dedication of those
who serve aboard her."
Brian said that as he watched
the flag being raised that he
thought about the poem, "The
Legion Eternal," written by
his late grandfather in honor of
Ensign Groves and his fallen
A Message floats upon the

-Photos courtesy of USS Stephen W. Groves
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Michael Hughes and
Quartermaster 3rd Class (SW) Josef Zimmerman of USS
Stephen W. Groves salute during morning colors on July 4 after
raising a 48-star flag on loan to the ship from the family of its
namesake, Ensign Stephen W. Groves.
Like Golden Bell-note o'er "May all families and
the wave: friends honor those loved
Uphold the Light we leave ones who go in harm's way
to Thee; in defense of their Nation,
Guard now the Flag we died and may God bless them all,"
to save. Brian added.

-Photo by Bill Austin
Tim Sullivan, Deputy Director of Navy Munitions Command CONUS East Division Detachment
Mayport is joined by Commanding Officer Navy Munitions Command CED, Capt. Bette Bolivar
and Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer Capt. Aaron Bowman during a ribbon cutting cer-
emony to celebrate the renovation ofBuilding 190.

Fleet Ordnance Support to east
coast fleet and shore stations.
Detachment Mayport provides
ordnance material handling,

technical, and material sup- the "Finest Fleet" are invited to
port to the Fleet and other ord- stop by and meet the ordnance
nance customers. Weapons and professionals at Navy Munitions
Combat System personnel from Command Det Mayport.


Munitions Det

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 9, 2009

C O Column

What a wonderful Freedom
Fest Show put on by the MWR
Director Lonnie Kenney and his
team. John Aimone is the heavy
lifter on this event and it keeps
on getting better and better each
year. I can't imagine this Naval
Station without our MWR team.
Please thank them when you
run into one of them working
hard to make this a great base
and fun place to be.
Fireworks, games, live music,
all the elements of a good time
were in place and I want to thank
everyone involved MWR,
Fire and Rescue, Security,
etc. It was a huge success.
Also happening last week, Adm.
Jonathan Greenert, Commander,
Fleet Forces Command vis-
ited the base and was truly
impressed by the pride and pro-
fessionalism you all bring to the
table each day. His tour includ-
ed talking to IA personnel and
visiting USS Farragut.
The IA program is simply part

Capt. Aaron Bowman
of service in the Navy now and
he wants to make sure that your
concerns are heard and noted.
Thank you all for expressing
those concerns and success sto-
ries to him. Those comments
from the deck plates are vital to
making this program the best it
can be.
A new survey is on the
street and I highly encour-

age all active duty Sailors to
participate in a sexual assault
study to assess the effectiveness
of the Navy's Sexual Assault
Victim Intervention (SAVI)
program. The Office of the
Naval Inspector General (IG) is
conducting the survey, which is
available at ww.ig.navy.mil/sas-
tudy.htm. The survey, designed
for active-duty personnel, is
confidential, anonymous, and
will be available for participa-
tion through Sept. 30.
Naval IG teams are also visit-
ing installations around the fleet
through the end of September.
As part of the visits, they are
facilitating focus group discus-
sions to gain more insight from
a fleet perspective about the
occurrences and command sup-
port during incidences of sexual
assault. Each focus group will
be composed of a cross-sec-
tion of personnel and consist
of approximately 20 people
from various rank categories.

The Navy's SAVI Program is
managed by Commander, Navy
Installations Command's Fleet
and Family Support Program.
Our Fleet and Family Support
Program manages a wide vari-
ety of programs, including
These programs enhance
Sailor readiness, family pre-
paredness and directly contrib-
utes to mission readiness. Sui-
cide for example, is the third
leading cause of death in the
Navy and I cannot stress enough
the importance as leaders, to tell
your folks that there are ave-
nues of help out there that can
prevent a tragic decision such
as suicide. Suicide is a state of
mind that is most often tempo-
rary and reversible with timely
Unfortunately we lost a
Marine from Blount Island
Command to suicide less than
two weeks ago. He lived in
Mayport Navy housing and

left family, a small child, wife,
friends, and neighbors all won-
dering what were the signs
and what could have been
done. There is 24/7 assistance
always available at our quar-
terdeck at 270-5401. Military
OneSource also offers help 24-7
at 1-800-342-9647.
The Navy Working Uniform
(NWU) is now authorized for
wear off-base, during routine
stops and at eating establish-
ments during the prescribed
workday. I have established
a date of Oct. 1 for NAVSTA
personnel to transition so we
are not wearing so many dif-
ferent uniforms. It's easy right
now to get the uniform over by
Charlie pier in the temporary
uniform shop, but we will close
that operation soon and move
the NWU back to the fleet
store. Starting on Oct. 1, we
will also no longer allow cover-
alls outside of the working areas
(NEX, etc.).

Please keep in mind that when
your wear the uniform you are
representing the Naval Station
and the Navy. Take pride in
wearing it, and maintain a sharp
military appearance.
Finally I want to put a plug
on our current weather condi-
tions. Please make sure while
your out and about or working
out, you stay hydrated. Summer
brings the heat and all that can
come with it such as dehydra-
tion or heat stroke.
All of you are vital to the suc-
cess of this team and your health
and well being is my top priori-
ty. Please keep an eye out while
you go through your day and
don't hesitate to let me know if
you see a better (or safer way)
to do business around the base.
Your concerns are my con-
cerns, so keep those suggestions
rolling in to the CO's sugges-
tion box located at the base
galley, or email them to aaron.

Chaplain's Corner

This morning you may have
read an uncensored newspaper
because we live in a country
that believes and practices free-
dom of the press. This past
Sunday you may have attend-
ed the church of your choice
because this country believes
and practices the free choice of
religion. I am now sitting in
my stateroom, while embarked
on the USS Kauffman (FFG59),
writing down my thoughts
because we believe in freedom
of expression. These are just
a few of the freedoms that we
enjoy in America.
Indeed, America is blessed in
many ways! Tremendous natu-
ral resources, great scenic beau-

Chaplain Joe Molina
CDS40 Staff Chaplain
ty, a basically robust economy
and educational opportunities
available to all who desire it,

are part of a seemingly endless
list of the fruits which freedom
and much sacrifice has brought.
The results of our unique 233-
years-old democratic experi-
ment seem almost supernatural.
No other people in the history
of mankind have achieved so
much in so little time. America
is unique among all nations in
all of recorded history! That is
a powerful reality.
In preparation to celebrate the
4th of July a number of com-
pelling realities appear clear to
me. As I see it, there are two
immediate temptations we face
as a people. The first, we can
take it all for granted, in which
case freedom appears to be

cheap. Freedom is not cheap!
Freedom always has and it
always will demand a price.
Our nation's various conflicts
speak forcefully of the price that
freedom has demanded over the
years. Our present day war on
terrorism testifies to this truth
and reminds us of the fragile
nature of our freedoms.
The second temptation is
that of praising and worship-
ing America without recogniz-
ing the ultimate source of our
unique freedoms. Ultimately, I
believe that the One for whom
the word "free" has a special
meaning has inspired our free-
dom. May I offer the following
acronym to remind us of where

our ultimate freedom rests?
F-aith (in God)
Faith in God brings freedom
from the bondage of the excess-
es of life. When we place our
faith in God we are set free.
God is the ultimate source of all
R-eliance (on God)
Reliance on God brings free-
dom from the chains of insecu-
rity. We can trust The Almighty
to supply our strength for God
is omnipotent.
E-nlightenment (from God)
Those who desire it can
receive God's light. This light
has been revealed to us and is
available for those who truly
seek it with all their hearts.

God is light!
E-ternal Life (with God)
Many people live in fear.
They dwell on the gloomy side
of life failing to recognize that
God holds the future. For them,
closing their eyes at the moment
of death represents a frightening
experience because they have
no vision of eternity. God will
give us freedom from fear of
the future, old age and ultimate-
ly, death.
Will you celebrate all of this
with me on 4 July? It's worth a

Sweet Land of Liberty: Guide to Military Travel

By Erica I. Pefia-Vest and
Ryan Vest
Military Travel Columnists
I'll be honest. When I first
saw Folsom, California on a
map, I didn't think much of it.
As far as I knew, Folsom was a
prison, right? My mind imme-
diately conjured up images of
Johnny Cash singing "I walk
the line". I was traveling home
from Sacramento one day and
thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to
drive through Folsom and take a
picture on front of the prison for
my scrapbook?" Wasn't I in for
a surprise? There is a famous
prison in Folsom and Johnny
Cash did perform there in 1968,
but little did I know I was about
to be introduced to one of my

favorite cities in California.
Folsom, California has
boomed in recent years to
become one of the top shop-
ping, dining and outdoor adven-
ture destinations in Northern
California, offering something
for everyone in your fam-
ily. For the outdoor adventurer
in your family, Folsom offers
great water sports and hiking.
Between Folsom Lake, Lake
Natoma and the American
River, anyone who enjoys being
on the water will be able to find
their pleasure. Whether you
like waterskiing, wakeboard-
ing, swimming or just hiking
along the waterfront, Folsom is
a sportsman's paradise.
For the shopper in your fam-

ily, Folsom is also home to
the Folsom Premium Outlets
which is a bargain shopper's
oasis. With nearly 100 designer
clothing outlet stores, it is the
perfect place to spend a lazy
afternoon walking through the
outdoor mall in the comfortable
California sunshine.
Best of all, Folsom is the
perfect destination for fami-
lies. I recently took my two
year old to Disneyland and he
didn't enjoy it half as much as
he loved Folsom. Sometimes
the major tourist destinations
can be overwhelming and tiring
for little ones, but Folsom is full
of outdoor adventure, parks and
attractions perfect for little chil-
dren. As for accommodations,

we stayed at the Residence Inn
by Marriott which offers a mili-
tary discount and rooms per-
fect for families with one or two
bedrooms. Centrally located
and offering a full breakfast
buffet for free every morning,
it's the perfect place to stay with
the kids.
Despite the small size, the
Folsom Zoo & Sanctuary is one
of the best zoo experiences I've
ever had. While only a frac-
tion of the size of larger zoos,
the Folsom Zoo & Sanctuary
offers a much more intimate
encounter with both exotic and
native California wildlife, and
can be comfortably experienced
in an afternoon. My son par-
ticularly loved the peacocks and

roosters that room the grounds
free. An afternoon at the zoo
would be incomplete without
a ride on the adjacent Folsom
Valley Railway. This train is a
huge hit among children (and
the adults in my family). The
Folsom Valley railroad is pulled
by a 12 inch narrow gauge 4-4-
0 steam locomotive (a minia-
ture locomotive for those that
don't speak 'train') that is just
the right size for kids to relate
to. If you travel with your chil-
dren, it's something that can't
be missed, and at a cost of $4
per person for the zoo and $2
per person for a train ride, it
won't break the bank.
Folsom is also home to a vast
variety of restaurants that cover

everything from east to west.
Fat's Asia Bistro is an unfor-
gettable culinary experience,
gathering a broad spectrum of
Eastern cuisine under one roof.
For those hankering western
food, Texas West BBQ is my
personal favorite. As a native
Texan, I can tell you that it is
not only authentically Texan,
but mouthwateringly scrump-
tious as well.
Folsom is a destination that
shouldn't be missed when you
are in Northern California. I
have found my home away from

Homefront in Focus

By Beth Wilson
Military Spouse Support Contributor
If you read this column
regularly you may recall that
I announced that I was start-
ing a series on the communities
that compose our great Navy.
As soon as I submitted that col-
umn my inbox filled with ques-
tions and requests that required
a change in the next few col-
umns. We'll pick up the series
at a later time to focus on timely
topics for you and your family.
Disaster preparedness can
seem like a dull topic but it is a
'life and death' issue. The hur-
ricane season is in full swing in
the southeast, wild-fire season
on the west coast and tornado
season is affecting the Midwest.
It's time to be prepare for what
may come our way this summer
and fall.
In a disaster first responders,
police, fire fighters, and medi-
cal personnel, are finite in their
numbers and abilities. Federal
support may not arrive for three
days. We must take personal
responsibility seriously. Now is
the time to create that disaster
plan for you and your family.
The good news is it is not as
difficult as you think!
A disaster plan involves three
main areas: a communica-
tion plan, a disaster kit and an
evacuation plan. An effective
communication plan is easy.
Determine a family member or
friend outside your local area to
call to 'report in.' Often phone
lines (including cell phone)
and circuits are swamped in
the affected area. By contact-
ing grammy in Phoenix or Aunt
Delia in Pittsburgh all family
members can report in and know
who needs help. For Navy fami-
lies there is another number that

needs to be part of that commu-
nication plan: 1-877-414-5358.
This number, Navy Family
Assessment and Accountability
System (NFAAS), We"ll look
at NFAAS more below. In the
mean time put this number in
your wallet; program it into
your cell phone. Make sure all
family members know who to
Step two is the disaster kit.
The Navy's Operation Prepare
website has great information
for you and your family. Logon
to https://www.cnic.navy.mil/
htm for resources and informa-
tion to build an emergency kit
for your family with specific
information for your geographi-
cal region. The Red Cross site:
es/prepare also offers great info
for your disaster kit. Remember
to assemble these items in
a closet or area that everyone
knows. Make readiness a family
effort. Take the time to read and
utilize the information on these
two sites and remember the
motto: Three days, three ways.
Be prepared to survive for three
days and have three ways to
evacuate your home and neigh-
Navy families should reg-
ister before disaster at
mil/. This is the Navy Family
Accountability and Assessment
System. This system enables
the Department of the Navy to
assist each family affected by a
national disaster/crisis or a per-
sonal situation, as well as IA's
and their families. Logon to the
site and complete the registra-
tion information. In an emer-
gency you may either call the
toll free number (1-877-414-

5358) or logon to update your
status and indicate your needs
if any. A case manager will be
assigned and proper resources
will be brought to bear to meet
your needs; from an ambulance
to a chaplain.
Assemble a "readiness bind-
er," folder or backpack with
important papers (copies) that
can be easily grabbed as you

dash out the door. Include a
copy of your most recent orders,
copies of driver's licenses, mili-
tary ID's, medical information
(medications and dosages), all
account numbers (bank, credit
card, insurance policies), copy
of birth certificates and mar-
riage license to name a few.
And tuck into this same binder
CASH. Put away $15 per pay

for one year and you will have
$360 for gas, hotel, food, and
other expenses in case you can-
not access your bank account
We hear about disaster pre-
paredness often. The tendency
is to let it go without action.
Make disaster preparedness a
summer activity for you and
your family. Please send me any

ideas, tips or resources you used
for your disaster plan.
Questions or comments for
Beth? Drop her a note at beth@
homefrontinfocus.com or check
out her internet talk show for
Navy spouses, Navy Homefront
Talk, at www.blogtalkradio.

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.
Confessions: before & after
mass or upon request
CCD: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Baptisms: class 3rd Sunday of
Protestant Worship
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
Baptism: For information
contact your chaplain

Women's Bible Study
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
Protestant choir
Wednesday 7 p.m.

MOPS (Mothers of
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
9:15 a.m.
For more information contact
MOPS coordinator at maypo-

Contact Chaplain 6 months
prior. PREP is required

For more information, calll


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Gettysburg Relieved

As CTF 151 Flagship

From Commander, CTF 151 Public

The guided-missile cruiser
USS Anzio (CG 68) relieved
USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the
flagship for Combined Task
Force (CTF) 151 June 28.
"Gettysburg did an incredible
job serving as our flagship from
May 3-June 28," said Turkish
Navy Rear Adm. Caner Bener,
commander, CTF 151.
"Whatever the situation,
whether engaged in the board-
ing or the safe and secure hold-
ing of suspected pirates for 28
days, Gettysburg undertook
them all without complaint. The
experience Gettysburg and her
crew brought to our mission
as flagship was a major key to
our success in counterpiracy
operations over the last couple
Gettysburg participated in

counterpiracy operations as part
of CTF 151 since early April. In
less than three months, her crew
conducted several boardings,
captured 17 suspected pirates
and confiscated more than a
dozen assault rifles and a num-
ber of rocket-propelled grenade
(RPG) launchers, RPGs, ladders
and grappling hooks suspected
in attacks on merchant vessels.
Gettysburg's visit, board,
search and seizure (VBSS)
team along with members of
the U.S. Coast Guard's Legal
Detachment (LEDET) 409 out
of Miami, Fla., also captured
the first and only pirate mother-
ship taken by coalition forces.
"This has been the first occa-
sion of Turkish flag officer with
a multinational staff embarking
on a United States ship," said
Bener. "Doing so for the pur-
poses of coalition counterpiracy

operations has presented a range
of unique challenges and was a
ground-breaking experience for
us all. Gettysburg and her crew
made an immeasurable impact
on keeping the sea lanes of
communication safe. The ship's
contributions to counterpiracy
operations should serve as a
model to all ships to follow."
CTF 151 is a Turkish-led
multinational task force estab-
lished to conduct counterpiracy
operations under a mission-
based mandate throughout the
CMF area of responsibility to
actively deter, disrupt and sup-
press piracy in order to protect
global maritime commerce,
enhance maritime security and
secure freedom of navigation
for the benefit of all nations.

-Photo by Ensign Melanie Stolzenberg
Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited USS Farragut
(DDG 99) and pinned on ESWS for Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Whisler and Interior
Communications Electrician 2"d Class Chase Winebrenner. Pictured Greenert pins the award on

CFFC Meets With IAs,

Sailors On Waterfront

By MC2 Daniel Gay
Navy Publhc,; SupportElement
East Detachment Southeast
Naval Station Mayport wel-
comed the commander of U.S.
Fleet Forces Command (USFF)
as he toured the base June 30.
Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert
made a stop at the guided-mis-
sile destroyer USS Farragut
(DDG 99) where he took a
moment to present two Sailors
with their Enlisted Surface
Warfare Specialist (ESWS)
"It's a great honor," said
Interior Communications
Specialist (SW) 2nd Class
Chase Winebrenner. "Not many
people get a chance to have
a four-star admiral put their
ESWS pin on."
Boatswain's Mate (SW) 3rd
Class Andrew Whisler was the
second Sailor who was present-
ed a pin from Greenert.
"It's pretty cool, I don't think
anyone else on the ship can say
that they got pinned by some-
one as high ranking as Admiral
Greenert," said Whisler.

While aboard the ship,
Greenert took some time to talk
with the officers and chiefs of
Farragut about their training,
basic unit phase and particularly
how they are preparing for the-
ater security cooperation mis-
"I think it is paramount
to keep a certain alignment
between deckplate Sailors and
high level command," said
Cmdr. Philip Sobeck, Farragut's
commanding officer. "I feel this
is a great opportunity to show
what our Sailors are out doing
each and everyday."
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held a meeting with some of
Jacksonville's past and future
individual augmentees (IAs)
as part of his effort to demon-
strate support for IA service and
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-Photo by MC1(SW) Holly Boynton
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (CFFC) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets Capitao de
Fragata Jose Cordoso, Brazilian Navy, Foreign Liaison Officer. Greenert spoke with Foreign
Liaison Officers and Inter American Naval Telecommunications Network staff from Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay during his visit to U.S. Naval
Forces Southern Command and U.S. Fourth Fleet. Greenert made the visit to greet NAVSO's
newest commander, Rear Adm. Victor Guillory, and receive updates from units around Naval
Station Mayport.

4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fireworks, Fun With


By Stephanie Edwards
Naval Station Mayport per-
sonnel and their families,
along with military personnel
and families from throughout
northeast Florida and south-
east Georgia, descended upon
Sea Otter Pavilion on June 27
for MWR Mayport's annual
Freedom Fest celebration.
The event featured carnival
rides such as the mechanical
bull and surf machine, numer-
ous inflatable moonwalks, a
climbing wall, paintball, two
caricaturists, spray paint artists,
clowns and more. Live enter-
tainment started at 4 p.m. with
Mr. Natural followed by Little
Green Men taking the stage
from 8-11 p.m. Food for pur-
chase included hamburgers, hot-
dogs, pizza, kettle corn popcorn,
candy apples, cotton candy and
ice cream, to name only a few.
Starting at 9:30 p.m., a spectac-
ular fireworks show lasting over
20 minutes lit up the sky over
Naval Station Mayport and was
visible throughout the beaches
Freedom Fest is one of many
special events offered annual-
ly from the MWR Department
at Naval Station Mayport.
Additional funding for Freedom
Fest 2009 was provided by
event sponsors, Navy Federal
Credit Union and Rehab Direct,
LLC. For more information on
upcoming MWR events and
activities, visit www.cnic.navy.

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Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Paul Villarreal, USCG, chats with friends as he is drawn by a caricaturist.


Towering above the crowd on the monkey motion machine is Araya Jacobs, 12. A group of children eagerly jump back in the base pool after adult swim has ended.

Drinity Tavarez, 9, shows offer climbing skills on the climbing wall.

Two-year-old, Wyatt Garber, flashes his Navy Federal fan and a big smile after visiting the NFCU
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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 9, 2009 5

Event rs, Steve Edwards and son Corsen Edwards, 2, watch the cotton candy lady work her ma
Event goers, Steve Edwards and son Corsen Edwards, 2, watch the cotton candy lady work her magic.

Showing off their impressive metal kettle, Mountain Kettle Corn supplied fresh kettle corn popcorn,
prepared on site.

Ir ,i',ii f A launched over Naval Station Mayport could be seen throughout the beaches area

Above, A little boy watches and waits while a clown fashions afun
balloon creation. Right, A group of children and adults create their
own dance floor in front of the band, Little Green Men.

Victoria Gomez, 5, sits very still while a clown carefully paints her

Jakob Gambardella, 8, holds on tight during his turn at the bull
Colby Blackwell, 9, carefully balances on the surfmachine. riding machine.

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July 9: CPO Right Hand
Man/Bosses Night. 3-7 p.m.
at Foc'sle CPO Club with free
hors d'oeuvres 4-6 p.m., all-
you-can-drink soft drinks for
only $1 and drink specials.
Thursday night is reserved for
active and retired Chief Petty
Officers and their guests. For
CPO Club activity information,
call AWRC Jon Abell at 850-
July 10: Summer Outdoor
Movie (Enchanted, PG). Start
time is at sunset, or approxi-
mately 9 p.m. every Friday
at Sea Otter Pavilion. Light
refreshments available for pur-
chase. Bring your lawn chairs

or blankets and bug spray, just
in case. 270-5228
July 14: All Khaki Wings
and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. at
Foc'sle CPO Club with all-you-
can-drink soft drinks for only
$1, drink specials and 35-cent
wings. All Khakis welcome
(Chief Petty Officers, Officers
and their guests). For CPO Club
activity information, call AWRC
Jon Abell at 850-748-5941.
July 14: Moonlight Beach
5K Run. 8 p.m. start in front
of the Gym. Also includes an
optional 3K walk and stroller
strut. Free. 270-5451
July 15: Jaguar Tickets Go
On Sale. 9 a.m. at ITT with 2

Roar cheerleaders on site for
autographs. First come, first
serve. Tickets are $58.25 each
and located in section 149.
Limit six tickets per person.
Cash or credit card only. 270-
July 20-23: FASE Challenge.
7-9:30 a.m. daily behind Foc'sle
CPO Club. Military person-
nel are challenged to test their
fitness, athletics, strength and
endurance in this annual compe-
tition. Individual and Command
awards. 270-5451

id Zoneo

July 10: Summer Outdoor
Movie (Enchanted, PG). Start
time is at sunset, or approxi-
mately 9 p.m. every Friday
at Sea Otter Pavilion. Light
refreshments available for pur-
chase. Bring your lawn chairs
or blankets and bug spray, just
in case. 270-5228
July 11: Youth Pool Party.
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pool. Cost
is $2 per person or $5 per fam-
ily. Children age 9 and younger
must be accompanied by a par-
ent. 270-5680

July 14: Junior Golf Clinic
Begins. This golf clinic for ages
8 and older meets Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9-11 a.m. for
two weeks. Cost is $100 per
child. Sign up at Windy Harbor
Golf Club. 270-5380
July 15: Youth Fall Sports
Registration Deadline.
Register at the Youth Center
Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The youth fall sports program
features soccer for ages 4-12
and baseball for ages 7-18. Cost
determined by age. Financial

assistance is available for quali-
fying families. 270-5680
July 17: Freedom Friday. 7-
11 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center for ages 6-12 (age 5 if
completed Kindergarten). Cost
is $7 in advance; $9 the day of,
if space. 270-5680
July 17: Teen Center
Extended Hours
(Neighborhood Scavenger
Hunt). 7-10 p.m. at Club Teen
for middle and high school ages.
270-5680 or 246-0347


Saturday, July 11: Horseback Riding
Trip departs at 10 a.m.
Cost: $48 To si
1-hour ride on the beach at 1 p.m. stole

Saturday, July 25: Painthall Single S
Trip departs at 10 a.m. c
Cost: $15
All day field and air pass plus 500 paintballs

4 I

gn up for these trips,
p by Planet Mayport
ailor Center in Bldg. 46
iss from Bravo Pier
904) 270-7788 for info.

Friday, July 31 thru Sunday, Aug. 2: Miami Trip
Details TBA. Call (904) 270-7788 for info.

Heat Flag Lets You Know

When It's Safe To Exercise

With the high temperatures,
please be aware of the need for
caution when participating in
physical activities outdoors.
There is a heat index flag
system to help assist you in
the decision making process.
It is as follows: white flag-80
degrees and under-unrestricted
physical activity may be carried
out; green flag-80-84.9 degrees-
unrestricted physical activity

may be carried out; yellow flag-
85-87.9 degrees-physical activ-
ity is advised only for person-
nel who have been working out
in similar weather for a mini-
mum of 10 days; red flag-88-
88.9 degrees-physical activity is
advised for personnel who have
been working out in similar heat
for 12 weeks or more; black
flag-90 plus degrees-vigorous
outdoor activity is prohibited.
The flags are flown at the

flag pole in front of the Gym,
Building #1391, with updates
provided three to four times a
day. You can also call the Gym
at 270-5451 to find out the heat
flag index.

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For a complete list of Single Sailor events & activities, go to www.cnic.navy.mil/Mayport/Recreation

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The Intramural Volleyball
Lunchtime League game time is
11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday,
behind Beachside Community
Center. This is a Captain's Cup
A new fitness schedule for
Sufside and the Gym is in
effect. Water Aerobics sched-
ule has also been added for
the summer season. The new
Surfside Fitness schedule is as
7 a.m., TRX with Ruthie and
10:30 a.m., Broken Hearts
11:30 a.m., Step nKick
1 p.m., Moms in Motion
4:30 p.m., Zumba
7 a.m., IA Training
9:30 a.m. Lo Impact
11:30 a.m., Lunch Crunch
1 p.m., Strength Solutions &
Flexibility Fix-uups
3 p.m., TRX
6:30 a.m., Functional
Flexibility and Stress
10:30 a.m., Broken Hearts
11:30 a.m., Zumba
1 p.m., Moms in Motion
5:30 p.m., Kids Clinic
5:30 p.m., Kickboxing
11:30 a.m., Mind, Body
(Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi)
1 p.m., Strength Solutions &
Flexibility Fix-ups
2:30 p.m., Command Yoga
7 a.m., Beach Bootcamp
11:30 a.m., IA Training
The new Gym schedule is as
6:30 a.m., Weight Training
for Warfighters
11:30 a.m., Circuit Senations

2:30 p.m., Command Row-
bics Tuesday
6:30 a.m., Command Cardio
11:30 a.m., Resistance
3 p.m., Conditioning for
Running with LaPlace
4:30 p.m., Spinning
7 a.m., Cardio, Combat and
11:30 a.m., Row-bics
2:30 p.m., Victory PRT
7 a.m., Command Jump and
11:30 a.m., Spinning

6:30 a.m., Command
Spinning with Ruthie
11:30 a.m., Strength Training
Basics for Women with Traci
Water Aerobics schedule for
the Base Pool is as follows:
9 a.m., Aqua Aerobics
9 a.m., Aqua Aerobics
(Regular & Deep Water)
9 a.m., Aqua Aerobics
9 a.m., Aqua Therapy


Jag Rookies Visit Mayport

-Photo by HM1 Leveta Burts
Above, Jacksonville
Jaguar Jeremy Navarre
tries on a CMU 33 air
survival icit ith help
from Chief Air Warfare
Rescue Jon Skroder
during a tour ofHSL-
48 on June 26. Right,
Boatswain's Mate 2nd
Class Jeremy Allan
talks to the members of
the Jacksonville jaguars
onboard USS Robert
G. Bradley at Naval
Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Elisha Dawkins

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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mayport Ships Prep During Exercise

By MC3 Jeff Troutman
USSHarry S. Truman Public. -
The Harry S. Truman Strike
(HST) Group, comprised of
approximately 7,500 Sailors
and Marines, is engaged in a
composite training unit exercise
(COMPTUEX), a three-week
evolution, designed to enhance
the training and skills of crew
members in preparation for an
upcoming fall deployment.
COMPTUEX is a multi-
week, intermediate-level exer-
cise required of each carrier
battle group before departing
for a seven-month deployment.
The exercise brings ships and
aircraft together to prepare to
project force as a battle group
in the interest of global mari-
time security and protecting the
nation's homeland security.
"COMPTUEX is a key fun-
damental training block that
allows Sailors to improve their

readiness," said Rear Adm.
Patrick Driscoll, commander,
Carrier Strike Group 10. "That
enhances our overall effective-
ness. When we successfully
complete COMPTUEX, we will
be surge capable and ready to
deploy in the event of an emerg-
ing contingency."
In the event of a contin-
gency or threat, COMPTUEX
will enable the strike group to
respond in an effective manner
and help set the conditions nec-
essary for proper security and
prosperity, thereby directly con-
tributing to the defense of our
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN
75) has completed numer-
ous at-sea evolutions since the
beginning of the year in prepa-
ration for a 2009-2010 deploy-
ment. In addition to being the
ship's lengthiest sea trial before
deployment, COMPTUEX will

be the first evolution during
which Truman and other strike
group ships train together as a
cohesive battle unit.
Capt. John Meier, Truman's
executive officer, said the inte-
gration of the strike group is
vital to the training necessary
for Truman's success during
"The basic overall goal of the
COMPTUEX exercise is really
for us to demonstrate our abil-
ity to operate as an integrated
strike group," said Meier. "This
is how we will fight, how we
will go into combat and how
we will go into harm's way. We
will be going into these scenari-
os with all of our strike group's
assets, so it's important we train
with all our assets."
Driscoll said COMPTUEX is
different from prior sea exer-
cises by its heightened degree
of training and level of focus.

"This will be the most intense
training we get as a strike
group before we deploy," said
"Commander, Second Fleet
Vice Admiral Mel Williams
and Commander Fleet Forces
Training Atlantic Rear Admiral
Garry White and their staffs are
very focused on training the
HST carrier strike group and
are providing numerous aircraft,
ships and fast boats to act as
"The ability to protect the
carrier, which is the great power
projection unit for the Navy, is
the key role of practicing our air
defense," said Meier. "We work
with all the units of the strike
group to ensure the protection
of this high-value target. It's all
about how we interoperate, how
we communicate and how we
fight as a strike group."
Successful completion of

COMPTUEX will certify
Truman and Carrier Air Wing
(CVW) 3 as qualified for open
ocean operations. It's not only
a critical step in the pre-deploy-
ment training cycle but a pre-
requisite for the battle group's
joint task force exercise (JTFX),
Meier added.
To achieve that success, the
battle group will need to rely on
the key to success in any mili-
tary strategy -- its people.
operations are a team sport,"
said Driscoll. "The Sailors are
top-notch and highly-skilled,
and I know they're going to be
combat ready. My hope is we
will leave COMPTUEX with a
strong team and we will under-
stand each warfare command's
strengths and their efforts to the
overall fight."
CSG-10 is made up of the air-
craft carrier Harry S. Truman;

its embarked air wing, CVW 3;
embarked Destroyer Squadron
(CDS) 26; the guided missile
cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66)
the guided missile destroy-
ers USS Carney (DDG 64),
USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79)
and USS Winston S. Churchill
(DDG 81); and the attack sub-
marine USS Norfolk (SSN 714).
Also participating in the exer-
cise are frigates USS Stephen
S. Groves (FFG 29) and USS
McInerney (FFG 8).
CVW-3 consists of Strike
Fighter Squadrons 32, 37 and
105; Marine Fighter Attack
Squadron 312; Electronic Attack
Squadron 130; Airborne Early
Warning Squadron 126; Carrier
Logistics Support Squadron 40;
and Helicopter Anti-Submarine
Squadron 7.

Stephen W. Groves Excels During COMPTUEX

By Lt.j.g. Timothy Shaffer
From USS Stephen W. Groves Public.
USS Stephen W. Groves participated
in a Comprehensive Training Exercise
(COMPTUEX) from June 18 to July 1
with the USS Harry S. Truman Strike
The Carrier Strike Group and opposi-
tion force (OPFOR) consisted of more
than 20 U.S. surface combatants, sub-
marines, and air units. Throughout the
exercise, Stephen W. Groves conducted
undersea warfare exercises, maritime
interdiction operations, assist and visit
operations, maritime infrastructure
protection, and helicopter operations.
Each of these evolutions was designed
to test the ship's proficiency and stretch
the crew's endurance to the limits in
an effort to increase overall readiness
for deployment and sustainment phase
operations. Completing multiple evo-
lutions throughout the days and nights,
the crew maintained a high operational
tempo designed to simulate combat

USS Stephen W. Groves'

-Photos courtesy of USS Stephen W. Groves
VBSS team prepares to conduct maritime security

Stephen W. Groves conducted two
refueling at sea (RAS) evolutions,
including a highly technical night-

time RAS for unit certification. Also,
the ship's Visit, Board, Search, and
Salvage (VBSS) team conducted five

maritime interdiction boardings and
several days of approach and visit
operations. Some of the scenarios
turned into challenging, non-compli-
ant boardings that required the entire
crew's backup and support. A prize
crew took command of two non-com-
pliant vessels, and on several occasions
Stephen W Groves embarked and pro-
cessed high-interest detainees from the
suspect vessels.
Stephen W. Groves was also noted
as a top performer in the exercise's
two battle problems. Conducting mari-
time infrastructure protection opera-
tions around a simulated oil platform,
the ship rapidly executed pre-planned
responses within a de-escalatory rules
of engagement context. The platform
was safely guarded during a 24-hour
period before the threat was dispersed.
Later, Stephen W. Groves received a
Bravo Zulu message for her success-
ful efforts in defending USS Harry S.
Truman from OPFOR hostilities.
During the exercise, Commander
Strike Force Training, Atlantic, Rear

Adm. Garry White, visited USS
Stephen W. Groves. Greeted by a very
excited crew, White had the opportuni-
ty to be taken on a tour by Stephen W.
Groves' Commanding Officer, Cmdr.
Edward Gettins, as well as speak to
the ship's company on the mess decks.
White emphasized the importance of
taking a heavy strain during training
exercises in order to prepare for real
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enters a final month of preparation
before deploying. The exercise was a
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advanced maritime security operations.
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Phil Sea Receives Labor Reducing SPY-1 Heat Exchanger

By FCC(SW) Anthony A.
Cruiser Class Squadron
Every SPY-1 Naval radar
technician dreads the day that
the daily cooling skid PMS
check, 4560/502 D-l, shows
a pressure difference between
gauges M11 and M12 greater
than 10 psi for copper-nickel
and 20 psi for titanium heat
exchangers. For those techni-
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opportune time (typically next
port-of-call or homeport), and
a week of 12-hour days focused
on roddingg out" or cleaning
the skid heat exchangers. For
Combat Information Center
watchstanders, that means the
loss of the primary air and sur-
face search radar for the same
Now there is an approved
time and labor-saving alterna-
tive. Ship Change Document
(SCD) 5920 was approved in
August 2008 for the optional
installation of A-Style Bonnets
on all Aegis ships as an
Alteration Equivalent to Repair
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more than 50 years on seawater
heat exchangers and are used
extensively on commercial/mer-
chant ships, power plants, and
chemical/industrial installations.
Cruisers going through cruiser
modernization (CGMOD) will
be retro-fitted with A Style
Bonnets. USS Bunker Hill (CG
52) was the first to go through
the modernization and recently
received the alteration. USS
Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS
Philippine Sea (CG 58) are also
scheduled to receive the altera-
Kits can be directly procured
from the vendor: ITT Standard
(no kit NSN yet available). The
ITT Standard part number for
A-Style Bonnets, "Channel
Backfit Kit" is
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(Titanium Tube Bundle): 5-199-
DDG 51-79 and CG 65-73
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USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG
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Massachusetts, a small town
within the bustling city of
Boston to help the city celebrate
Bunker Hill Day on June 11.
Boston is rich in history and
Sammy B. was eager to contrib-
ute to the festival.
Just two piers over
from Sammy B. was USS
Constitution, the Navy's oldest
commissioned ship. Adjacent,
resided USS Cassin Young (DD
793) which was built in the
Boston Navy Yard and launched
in 1943. Both ships now float
as memorials and serve as
working museums. Sammy
B. Sailors were able to tour
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ized tours, and met sailors who
served on Cassin Young.
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whites, was able to purchase
discount tickets to Fenway Park
on June 11 to watch the Boston
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Yankees, and enjoy an exciting
game at the oldest stadium in
the country. The main event
for Sammy B. was watching the
ship's color guard present the
colors on the field before the
game began. This great honor
was carried out flawlessly as
the proud color guard stood tall
during the National Anthem and
amidst great cheers from the

A group of Sailors partici-
pated in a community relations
project on June 12, volunteering
their time at the New England
Shelter for Homeless Veterans
by making repairs to the build-
ing and preparing and serv-
ing hot meals to the veterans.
More importantly, Sammy B.'s
Sailors spent time visiting and
sharing sea stories with the vet-
erans as well as recognizing the
service and sacrifices by each
Later that day, Sammy B.'s
Commanding Officer, Cmdr.
Chuck L. Sellers, and an assort-
ment of officers and enlisted
joined the Bunker Hill Parade
Chief Marshall for a banquet at
the Knights of Columbus Hall
to help show the City's appre-
ciation for Sammy B.'s visit.
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ebration that was shown to all
throughout the port visit con-
tinued on June 13 with free
tickets for Sammy B.'s crew to
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which featured the Navy Band
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amazing concert was a special
treat for all who attended.
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Sammy B. held public tours,
allowing Bostonians a glimpse
of the mighty warship.
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even a plank owner from the
1986 commissioning crew lined
up to learn a little bit about the
ship's mission, history, and
what life is like as a Sammy B.
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-Photos by MC1 Mark O'Donald
Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Samuel B.
Roberts (FFG 58) march past the Bunker Hill monument during
the Bunker Hill Day parade.
more than 350 people visited
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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 9, 2009 9

Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Samuel
B. Roberts (FFG 58) march in the Bunker Hill Day parade. The
Battle of Bunker Hill, fought June 17, 1775, was one of the first
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-Photo courtesy of USS Hue City
Rear Adm. Garry White, Commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, speaks to the crew of USS
Hue City during a recent Com 2 Ex. White told the crew, "the more you sweat in peace time,
the less you bleed in wartime. We are worldwide deployable; wherever there is trouble, we'll be
there." Pictured, White greets the Rainbow sideboys.

USS Boone Visits Boone

Medical Clinic In Norfolk

By Lt.j.g. Emily S. Castro
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training in Norfolk, Va., USS
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CMDCM (SW/AW) Messenger
took advantage of a rare ship's
visit to the Norfolk area to meet
with some of the Boone Health
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and time was spent reflecting
uponAdm. Boone's legacy. The
Boone Health Clinic is located
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Hue City Smokes SMC

-Photo courtesy of USS Hue City
USS Hue City Supply Department earned outstanding scores during a recent Supply Management

By Ensign Carl Odom
USS Hue C, r
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Management Certification (SMC).
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the best PUK (Pack Up Kit) on the waterfront,
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was up to the challenge of offering 100 percent
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Though the smallest of four divisions, Hue

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ciency earned them an outstanding score of 96.17
"Hard work, dedication, leadership and thor-
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City earning an overall score of 95.77 percent,"
according to the Supply Officer, Lt Cmdr. (sel)
Chris Pressler.
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Specialist (SW) Holmes, lauded Hue City's
Supply Department for achieving the highest
overall score in Mayport Basin to date.
Though SMC is a Supply Department inspec-
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scores on their own. Bravo Zulu goes out to A-
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Farragut Passageway

Shows Ship Pride

Story/photo by Ensign
Melanie Stolzenberg
When visitors arrive on board
USS Farragut (DDG 99), their
first stop is always the newly
completed Farragut Pride
Passageway. The passageway
contains displays of mementos
from the life of the ship as well
as a full-size mural, designed
and hand-painted by Farragut's
own Interior Communications
Electrician 2nd Class Ronald
Remillard and Electronics
Technician 2nd Class Luis
Maldonado, who is currently on
Remillard, who designed the
mural, has always enjoyed cre-
ating art. He has designed a few
other Farragut pride items over
the past few years, including
the t-shirt for the ship's maid-
en deployment in 2008 and the
backdrop used when broadcast-
ing port visit briefs over Site
TV. For this project, he chose
to depict Admiral Farragut him-
The mural is truly a focal
point of any tour of the ship;
it shows a unique sense of his-
tory and ownership that has


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The Navy released a Final
Overseas Environmental Impact
Impact Statement (OEIS/EIS)
that examined potential effects
of an Undersea Warfare Training
Range (USWTR) June 26.
The study published the
results of an extensive environ-
mental analysis associated with
the establishment of an instru-
mented sonar training range off
the East Coast of the United
States for anti-submarine war-
fare (ASW) training.
The preferred alternative
identified in the EIS would
locate a USWTR approximate-
ly 50 nautical miles offshore
of northeastern Florida in the
Jacksonville operating area.
The Navy's use of sonar, and
the ability to test and train with
it, is critical to U.S. operational
readiness and national defense.
The Navy needs this range
because it increasingly oper-
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environments. A major poten-
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will motivate them and inspire
new ideas to make this ship
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pride around the deckplates,"
Remillard said.
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career, he has never been a
plankowner, but he feels that


leaving his mark on DDG 99
allows him to feel a similar
sense of ownership.
"I think that one day way
in the future when this ship is
decommissioned, this painting
will be cut out of the ship and
placed in a museum somewhere.
It's an awesome legacy to leave
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vated the crew of Farragut, pres-
ent and future, as they walked
through that passageway each
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Out in Town

Saturday, July 11
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, is
hosting a Sandwich Buffet from
5-8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A donation of $5 is
requested for each sandwich.
So come out and make your
own Sub! Happy Hour at the
bar is from 4-6 p.m. Then stay
and enjoy the music of Doug
Bracey until 1 a.m.
Join a park ranger at 2 p.m.
for a discussion on the different
types of shark teeth that can be
found on the area' s beaches.
This program will take place at
the Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park. No
reservations are necessary and
the program is free.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., is providing a Saturday
introductory art class where
individuals can explore new art
methods with clay and build
their portfolio from 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. Attendees can also tour A
Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts
exhibition and explore the bold
colors and expressive designs of
21 quilts created by the women
of Gee's Bend, Alabama, almost
exclusively the descendants
of African American slaves.
The quilts are designed with
innovative pattern variations,
reinterpretations, and abstract
designs that are rooted in tradi-
tion, but still hold an original
artistic expression. Cost is $15
members, $20 Non-members,
$13 Active Junior Docents. For
more information or to register,
please call Art Connections at
(" 1'4) 355-0630.

Tuesday, July 14
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, invites
you to play Texas Hold 'Em at
the Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. Sign-up
begins at 6 p.m., and the games
start at 7 p.m. Snacks will be
available and the bar will be
Wednesday, July 15
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, invites
you to participate in its "Wings-
N-Things" from 5-8 p.m., at the
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road. Snacks will be available
for a donation of $1.50 to $5.
Then stay and enjoy the music
of Doug Bracey from 9 p.m.-l
Friday, July 17
Medical Partners of America
presents...The 2009 Beaches
Party and Seaside Shindig to
benefit the Beaches Women's
Partnership starting at 6:30 p.m.
at Casa Marina at Jacksonville
Beach. The casual beach-
side event will feature music
and dancing to the sounds of
the Johnston Duo. Plus, there
will be a live and silent auc-
tion featuring a wide array of
fabulous beaches experiences
- dining, entertainment, art,
clothing, spa services and more.
Event Chair Kathie McGuinness
of MPA will be joined by
Honorary Co-Chairs Atlantic
Beach Mayor John Meserve,
Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet
Pruitt and Jacksonville Beach
Mayor Fland Sharp. This year,
BWP will recognize beaches
resident and world renowned
motivational speaker Pegine
Echevarria as its first annual "
Pearl of the Beaches" honor-
ee for her outstanding work on
behalf of women's issues and

Saturday, July 18
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, is
hosting a dinner from 5-8
p.m. at the Branch Home, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach.
The menu will include Liver &
Onions or Hamburger Steaks.
A donation of $8 is requested
for each dinner. Carry-out
orders are accepted. Happy
hour precedes the dinner from
4-6 p.m.; all drinks are 500 off.
After dinner, enjoy the music of
SOUTHBOUND until 1 a.m.
As always, the public is invited
to attend.
Sunday, July 19
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290, invites
you to participate in its Trivia
Game starting at 6 p.m. at the
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach. Snacks
will be available for a donation
of $1.50 to $5. The bar will be
Join a park ranger at 2 p.m.
for a walk on the beach as they
explain the importance of unde-
veloped beach habitat, including
many interesting facts about sea
creatures and common shells
found in the area. The program
will take place at pavilion one
on Little Talbot Island. No res-
ervations are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission.
Tuesday, July 21
Greater Jacksonville Chapter
#372 National Association of
Women in Construction will
hold its Summer Social from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Divine
Diva's Apparel & More, 5230
Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville,
Fla. Call 732-7053 or go to
www.twodivinedivas.com for
map and directions. Cost is $5

for members and $10 for guests.
There will be food! There
will be drinks! There will be
wine tasting! There will be
door prizes! There will be free
color consultations! There will
be economic stimulus coupons
from Divine Divas for all par-
ticipants! There will be triv-
ia! And of course socializing
with the amazing women of
NAWIC! Please RSVP to Ellen
Manus at 941-915-6234 or just
reply to this email. If you can
provide a door prize, please let
me know.
Saturday, July 25
Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to
learn about the many common
species that inhabit the natural
communities of the undevel-
oped barrier islands of northeast
Florida. The program will take
place at pavilion five on Little
Talbot Island. No reservations
are necessary and the program
is free with regular park admis-
Saturday, Aug. 1
Join a park ranger at 2 p.m.
and learn about the lifecycle of
the sea turtle and the importance
of these creatures. The program
will take place at pavilion one
on Little Talbot Island. No res-
ervations are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission. For additional
information on any of these pro-
grams, call the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. For more information
about Florida State Parks, visit
Saturday, Aug. 8
Join a Park Ranger at 10 a.m.
for a presentation and leisurely
guided hike through different
Florida ecosystems on a quest
to characterize tracks left by
an assortment of critters. This

program will take place at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park. No
reservations are necessary and
the program is free. For addi-
tional information on any of
these programs, call the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at c('"4)
251-2320. For more information
about Florida State Parks, visit
Sunday, Aug. 16
Join a park ranger at 10 a.m.
and discover the importance of
estuarine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like those of the Talbot
Islands State Parks complex.
This ranger-guided hike along
the salt marsh will help point
out why these areas are one of
the most productive ecosystems
on Earth, the many roles the
salt marsh plays, the plant and
animal life found in this natu-
ral community, and the impacts
humans have on this system.
This program will take place at
the Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park. No
reservations are necessary and
the program is free. For addi-
tional information on any of
these programs, call the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at c('"4)
251-2320. For more information
about Florida State Parks, visit
Saturday, Aug. 22
Join one of our knowledge-
able park rangers at 2 p.m. for
an informative talk on the natu-
ral history of sea islands and
their important role in coastal
ecology. The topics addressed
will include beach erosion,
island migration, island forma-
tion and the natural commu-
nities present on such barrier
islands today. The program will
take place at pavilion one on

Little Talbot Island. No reser-
vations are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission. For additional
information on any of these pro-
grams, call the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. For more information
about Florida State Parks, visit
Sunday, Aug. 30
Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to
learn about the many common
species that inhabit the natural
communities of the undevel-
oped barrier islands of northeast
Florida. The program will take
place at pavilion one on Little
Talbot Island. No reservations
are necessary and the program
is free with regular park admis-
sion. For additional informa-
tion on any of these programs,
call the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
For more information about
Florida State Parks, visit www.


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Trident Warrior Kicks Off Aboard Nassau

By MC1(SW)
Mary Popejoy
USS Nassau Public, i
The first phase of Trident
Warrior 2009 (TW09) started
with a series of briefings for
stakeholders, industry and
media aboard the amphibious
assault ship USS Nassau (LHA
4) in Norfolk.
As the flagship for TW09,
Nassau hosts two-thirds of the
95 experiments focusing on
expediting cyberspace technol-
ogy to the warfighter.
"The media had no idea there
were so many experiments
taking place under one roof
on a ship this size," said Brad

Poeltler, TW09 deputy director.
"They were impressed by how
sophisticated naval warfare has
become and the communica-
tions capabilities of the Nassau
as well."
TW09 is sponsored by 2nd
Fleet and directed by Naval
Network Warfare Command
(NETWARCOM), which focus-
es on at-sea technical experi-
mentation of critical maritime
"This is great stuff," said
Capt. Carl Conti, direc-
tor of NETWARCOM's
FORCEnet Innovation and
"Our goal is to change the

autonomy of how we do busi-
ness. It will help us save time,
money and lives by taking
people out of the equation and
replacing them with machines.
We're trying to make lives bet-
ter at sea, and Trident Warrior is
one way for us to do that."
TW09 is a team effort with
assistance from Nassau, 2nd
Fleet, 4th Fleet, 6th Fleet,
USS Normandy (CG 60),
USS Bulkeley (DDG 84),
USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS
Alexandria (SSN 757) and mul-
tiple U.S. Navy and Air Force
As the largest and most com-
plex afloat experiment to date,

the TW09 consists of 95 tech-
nologies and the participation
of government sponsors and
industry sources to test cyber-
space concepts and capabilities
at sea, testing them in a real-
world environment and learning
what is useful and should be
implemented or advanced on a
fast track.
"This experiment is impor-
tant because it allows us to
take existing and emerging
technologies to sea, put them
through rigorous tests and see
what works and what doesn't so
we can learn those lessons and
make the appropriate changes,"
said Cmdr. David Varnes, TW09

TW09 technologies are orga-
nized into 12 focus areas includ-
ing networks, coalition, infor-
mation operations, command
and control, intelligence, sur-
veillance and reconnaissance,
electronic warfare, distance
support, information aware-
ness/cross-domain solutions and
maritime domain awareness.
Nassau Commanding Officer
Capt. Ronald Reis said he is
eager to get to sea and explore
the technologies and collabora-
tive tools TW09 brings aboard
"As Nassau celebrates 30
years of service, we're thrilled

to participate in Trident Warrior
and witness how it enhances
global maritime partnerships
and regional stability," said
Reis. "We are warfighters who
belong at sea, so exciting to be a
part of this process and see cut-
ting-edge technology operating
aboard the Navy's top gator."
TW09's leaders said the
findings and recommenda-
tions from experiments will
be vital for Navy leadership to
make informed decisions on
the current and future course
for FORCEnet and the role of
cyberspace in future combat.

FRUKUS Scores Partnership Through Sport

By Lt. j.g. Peter Goodman
USS Klakring Public Affairs
More than 30 USS Klakring
(FFG 42) Sailors spent a day of
friendly competition with fellow
FRUKUS participants during a
sports day held in conjunction
with the annual exercise, June
FRUKUS, which stands
for the participating countries
of France, Russia, the United
Kingdom and the United States,
is a naval exercise focus-
ing on strengthening maritime
partnerships and improving
interoperability and commu-
nication between the nations.
Participating U.S. forces include
Klakring and members of the
Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet

Events including soccer,
swimming, sailing, relay rac-
ing and tug-of-war took place
at various locations in the local
area including Laninon Sport
Playground, Ensle Athletics
Stadium and Brest Roadstead.
"The games gave all the
nations' Sailors a real oppor-
tunity to connect with each
other," said Ensign Sylvester
Campos, Klakring's first lieu-
tenant. "Everyone gave it their
all and played with nothing but
the best sportsmanship, helping
to make it a fun and successful
This year's sports day is
one component of a broader
initiative to promote friendly

exchanges between the four
nations. Future events planned
include a barbecue, cross-deck
luncheons on each ship and a
reception aboard France's FS
Tourville (D 610), the country's
representative ship in this year's
FRUKUS. Klakring and crew
look ahead to additional oppor-
tunities for military-to-military
engagements when the ships
kick off the at-sea portion of the
exercise, scheduled later in the
FRUKUS was created in
2003 to aid in talks between
France, Russia, the United
Kingdom, and the United States.
Sponsorship rotates between the
four navies with the lead nation
traditionally providing a blend

Multinational Sailors Conduct

COMREL Project During

Team Work South Exercise
By MC2 and have less resources; this is deployment.
Brandon Shelander fantastic," said Shlegel. Southern Seas is part of
Southern Seas Public.; Shlegel and the rest of the U.S. Southern Command
Sailors from Task Group 40.0 multinational COMREL team (SOUTHCOM)'s Partnership
teamed-up with sailors from are all participating in Team of the Americas Strategy, and
Brazil and Chile to renovate a Work South (TWS) 2009. focuses on increasing interop-
child care center in Mejillones TWS is a Chilean-hosted exer- erability with partner nations
June 22. cise focused on multinational in the region through naval
Sailors from Destroyer task group interoperability and exercises, military-to-mili-
Squadron (DESRON) 40, and enhancing friendly relation- tary engagements, and the-
guided-missile frigates USS ships and mutual cooperation ater security cooperation vis-
Kauffman (FFG 59), and USS among participating navies its. Task Group 40.0 consists
Ford (FFG 54) worked along- which include Brazil, Chile, of Kauffman, Ford, the guid-
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part of Team Work South 2009, Group 40.0 Southern Seas 2009 embarked.
an annual multinational exercise
hosted by the Chilean Navy.
The (COMREL) project team
painted the interior, exterior and
playground of the Jardin Infantil
child care center, bringing fresh
color and smiles to the children
and staff.
"I'm very grateful for this
civic project," said Maria Isabel J riday, July 10
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Within minutes of arriving,
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ter. The work was plentiful and "' _
continued throughout the day,
unhindered by language barri-
"Working with the Chileans
and Brazilians on this project
is awesome," said Operations
Specialist 2nd Class (SW)
Travon Cuffee, a Kauffman
Sailor. "To be able to make a
difference in someone's life,
to see them smile, it's a really
good feeling."
The goal of any COMREL
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Klakring, a guided missile
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Fla., is on a scheduled six-
month deployment to the U.S.
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Web Site Up For Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfers

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
It's official. The Defense
Department signed off yester-
day on policies and procedures
servicemembers will use to
transfer their unused Post-9/11
GI Bill benefits to their spouses
or children, a Pentagon official
said June 23.
Eligible servicemembers will
be able to register their immedi-
ate family members to receive
those benefits on a new Defense
Department Web site, according
to Bob Clark, the Pentagon's
assistant director for accessions
Defense officials are asking
those whose families won't use
the benefits for the upcoming
fall semester to hold off regis-
tering until mid-July so appli-
cants who need immediate
attention get processed first.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill takes
effect Aug. 1, offering a two-
fold benefit, Clark said. It
gives the military a tool to help
encourage recruiting and reten-
tion, while allowing career ser-
vicemembers the first oppor-
tunity "to share the benefits
they've earned with those they
love," he said.
The transferability provi-
sion which Defense Secretary
Robert M. Gates pushed after
first hearing the idea from a

From American Forces
Press Service
Navy Adm.
James Stavridis
became NATO's
supreme allied
commander for
Europe, assuming
command of allied
command opera- *,
tions from retiring
Army Gen. Bantz J. Adm. James Stavridis
Craddock on July 2.
The change of command, presided over
by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop
Scheffer, marks the first time in NATO his-
tory that a navy admiral assumed the post,

Sign Up For
Post-9/11 GI
Bill Transfers
at https://www.

military spouse group at Fort
Hood, Texas has generated a
lot of excitement.
"We have had an overwhelm-
ing response and do expect
quite a few of our members to
take advantage of this," Clark
To prepare for the antici-
pated response in the run-up to
the Aug. 1 effective date, the
department launched a secure
Web site so servicemembers can
register any immediate family
members to receive their unused
benefits, Clark said.
"What we are doing is queu-
ing up requests and approvals
for the many family members
that we expect to be going to
school this fall" with hopes of
using their spouse's or parent's
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, he
The site, https://www.dmdc.
osd.mil/TEB/, is accessible

using a common access card,
Defense Department self-service
user identification or a Defense
Finance and Accounting Service
personal identification number.
Eligible servicemembers
can register the names of any
immediate family member they
would like to share their ben-
efits with, even designating
how many months of benefits
each person named can receive,
Clark explained.
The servicemember's 36
months of benefits the equiva-
lent of four nine-month academ-
ic years can be transferred to a
spouse, one or more children or
any combination, he said.
The family member must
be enrolled in the Defense
Eligibility Enrollment Reporting
System to receive the benefits.
Servicemembers also have the
option to use some benefits
themselves and transfer what
they haven't used to one or
more family members.
Even after transferring the
benefits, they remain the "prop-
erty" of the servicemember
who earned them, who can
revoke them or redesignate
who receives them at any time.
However, new names can be
added as long as the member is
in the military, but not after sep-
arating or retiring, Clark said.
So defense officials advise

which originated in 1951 with Army Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Stavridis is the 16th
American officer to hold the post.
"Today I am lucky enough to find myself
standing on the bridge, ready to take the
watch, but I know I am not taking the watch
alone," Stavridis said after assuming com-
"With me are over 70,000 shipmates
- military and civilian in three conti-
nents from the populated plains and
coasts of Europe to the bright blue of the
Mediterranean Sea, from the high mountain
passes of Afghanistan to the distant Arctic
Circle," Stavridis said.
"You stand in a long line of heroes who
stood and delivered across this continent for

erring on the side of caution and
including every eligible fam-
ily member on the registration
"We are recommending that
every eligible dependent receive
at least one month of benefit,"
he said.
Once the servicemember
registers for the transferability
provision, the application auto-
matically gets forwarded to the
appropriate service for process-
ing. Clark said he expects that
process to take about a week,
at least after the initial surge.
When the service verifies
that the member is eligible to
receive Post-9/11 GI Bill ben-
efits and processes the trans-
ferability provisions, the family
member will receive a certifi-
cate of eligibility that can be
used to cover educational costs.
In a nutshell, any enlisted or
commissioned member of the
armed forces serving on active
duty or in the Selected Reserve
on or after Aug. 1 will be eli-
gible to transfer their benefits
-- as long as they qualify for
the Post-9/11 GI Bill and meet
specific service requirements,
Clark explained.
He emphasized that, by law,
anyone who has retired or sepa-
rated from the service before
that date even if it's July 31
- won't be entitled to transfer

decades in both war and peace," the admiral
continued. "I honor your service, I pledge
my support and loyalty to each of you, and
I will continue to strengthen the pillars of
our transatlantic bridge as we build new
ones. That is my mission, and I will do my
Stavridis is responsible to NATO's
highest military authority, its Military
Committee, for the overall direction and
conduct of NATO military operations. He
also serves as commander of U.S. European

their benefits. Also exclud-
ed will be members of the
Individual Ready Reserve and
Fleet Reserve.
Most servicemembers who
have at least six years of mili-
tary service as of Aug. 1 and
agree to serve an additional
four years qualify, he said. But
department officials have pro-
posed measures to cover several
categories of servicemembers
whose circumstances don't fit
neatly into the formula.
For example, those with at
least 10 years of service but
who can't serve an additional
four years because of a service
or department policy also
would qualify, Clark said.
They must, however, serve
the maximum time allowed
before separating from the mili-
tary, he said.
"What we did not want to do
was to penalize those people
who had a service policy or
statute that would not permit
them to commit for the full four
years," he explained.
Another sunset provision will
cover servicemembers who will
reach the 20-year service mark,
making them retirement-eligi-
ble, between Aug. 1, 2009, and
Aug. 1, 2013. Clark explained
the breakdown, which basically
enables those affected to trans-
fer benefits as long as they com-

lated in NAVADMIN 343/08.
Multiple regions across the
United States and overseas are
still not wearing the NWU due
to distribution constraints, so
West pointed out that the man-
ner of wear policy is even more
critical now as Sailors transfer
to those areas. Leadership (CO/
CMC) has been authorized to
wear the NWU since December
and should already be wearing
it in the areas where Sailors will
soon be showing up.
"We have people rolling from
one region to another and com-
ing from boot camp, wearing
the NWU. I'm looking to them
as the Sailors who are going to
meet the standards as set forth
in the NAVADMIN and the
Uniform Regulations, but more
importantly, I expect the CPO

plete 20 years of service:
*Those eligible for retirement
on Aug. 1, 2009, will be eligible
to transfer their benefits with no
additional service requirement.
*Those with an approved
retirement date after Aug. 1,
2009, and before July 1, 2010,
will qualify with no additional
*Those eligible for retirement
after Aug. 1, 2009, but before
Aug. 1, 2010, will qualify with
one additional year of service
after approval to transfer their
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
*Those eligible for retirement
between Aug. 1, 2010, and July
31, 2011, will qualify with two
additional years of service after
approval to transfer.
*Those eligible to retire
between Aug. 1, 2011, and July
31, 2012, will qualify with three
additional years of service after
approval to transfer.

From Page 1
mess to maintain the standards
expected of our high caliber
Sailors," said West.
The NAVADMIN also states
that wear of the NWU/CUU
will be restricted inside the
National Capital Region (NCR).
Navy personnel on staffs locat-
ed in or visiting the NCR will
not be able to wear the NWU
or CCU as their uniform of the
day. Commanders, according to
the message, may prescribe the
NWU/CUU for those Sailors in
the NCR requiring that uniform
for work that would soil the uni-
form of the day.
"I look forward to seeing the
public's reaction to our new uni-
form," said West. "And I know
our Sailors are eager to get out
there and show it off."


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NWCA MavDort Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago Navy Wives
Clubs of America, Inc.,
(NWCA) officially chartered
and installed its first Club at
Naval Station Mayport.
The club came to life in June
1959 with a membership made
up of 20 Navy wives, who came
together as a group for support
to each other and their fami-
lies while their husbands were
They met the first Tuesday of
each month at the Base library.
They started their Charity
work with the nursery located
on base with a Hospitality Box
that included household items
brought in by members to lend
to any new service families in
need. They raised money for
their organization with a cake
raffles, bakes sales, conducted
luncheons and socials to help
out families or other charita-
ble organizations such as the
American Cancer Society, USO
and the base nursery. The addi-
tion of a building set aside by
the base for use as a clubhouse
and later as a thrift store helped
make up a permanent location
and income provider for this
new club.
Today's NWCA Mayport
members still act as a support
system for each other and their
families along with other mili-
tary families, and military per-
sonnel stationed at Mayport or
The Nearly New Shop is still
operated by the Navy Wives
with donations provided from
the community. Thrift store
profits and donations are used to

-Photos submitted by NWCA
Diana Bower, vice president for the Mayport chapter of the
Navy Wives Clubs of America, cuts the cake forMayport's 50th
Anniversary on June 20. After the cake, members and their fami-
lies enjoyed the Suns playing baseball as part of the celebration of
the anniversary.

help military personnel and their
families, purchase school sup-
plies for schools located around
the base, purchased three dogs
for the Northeast Florida Guide
Dogs Association.

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Donations are made to chari-
ties & organizations such as the
USO, The Wounded Warrior
Project, the Veterans Hospitals,
the American Cancer Society,
Pine Castle, Mission House,

June 1959: The Navy Wives Clubs of America Mayport Naval Station Chapter No. 201, Photo
of members enjoy a luncheon held after installation of officers and presentation of charter at the
MayportNaval Station Chapel.

The I.M Sulzbacher Center,
Second Harvest Food Bank, St.
Jude's Hospital, The Center for
Missing and Exploited Children
and many more. Mayport mem-
bers continue to meet on the first
Tuesday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at The Nearly New Shop
Thrift Store, located at 740B
Everglades Court. For infor-
mation about NWCA Mayport
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FFSC Workshops, Classes Available In July

The following classes and
activities are offered by the
Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) and are free
of charge. Pre-registration is
required and childcare is not
available. For more information
about the classes or to register
call 270-6600, ext. 110. FFSC
is located in Building One on
Massey Avenue.
July 9, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
July 10, 9-11 a.m., Car
Buying Tips, FFSC
July 13, 8:30-2:30 p.m.,
Military Spouse 101, FFSC
July 13-16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. TAP
Retiree Workshop, Building 1,
Room 104
Designed for Military per-
sonnel within 180 -90 days of
leaving the military. The semi-
nar focuses on benefits for ser-
vice members and their family
members. Participants receive
help in translating their mili-
tary acquired skills into civil-
ian language and are exposed
to the civilian job market and
how to successfully compete in
the civilian employment arena;
learning about resumes, employ-
ment interviews and marketing
themselves. If you are within a
minimum of 180 days of leav-
ing the military see your career
counselor for a quota for this
highly successful program.
July 14, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
July 15, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
Parents and children together
meet to share parenting con-
cerns, ideas, and fun! The group
invites professionals to address
specific areas of concern such
as nutrition, toilet training, etc.
We even take field trips sev-
eral times a year to local parks,
museums and playgrounds.
This group is designed for
moms new to the area or moms
who want their child to interact
with other children their child's
age. All children age four and

By Bruce Moody
Fleet and Family Support Program,
Commander, Navy Installations Com-
The Navy encourages active-
duty Sailors to participate
in a sexual assault study to
assess the effectiveness of the
Navy's Sexual Assault Victim
Intervention (SAVI) program.
The Office of the Naval
Inspector General (IG) is con-
ducting the survey, which is
available at www.ig.navy.mil/
sastudy.htm. The survey was
designed for active-duty person-
nel, is confidential, anonymous,
and will be available for partici-
pation through Sept. 30.
Naval IG teams are also visit-
ing installations around the fleet
through the end of September.
As part of the visits, they are
facilitating focus group discus-
sions to gain more insight from
a fleet perspective, about the
occurrences and command sup-
port during incidences of sexual
assault. Each focus group will
be composed of a cross-sec-
tion of personnel and consist of

FERP Helps Navy

Families Work

From Fleet and Family Readi-
ness Marketing, Commander, Navy
Installations Command
Military family mem-
bers who need assistance
with employment issues can
receive help from their local
Fleet and Family Support
Program (FFSP). The
Navy's Family Employment
Readiness Program (FERP)
provides consultation with
employment experts at no
Established by law as part
of the Military Family Act
of 1985, FERP provides
assistance to military fam-
ily members in developing,
improving or continuing their
professional careers while
sharing in the military mem-
ber's lifestyle.
"The Navy recognizes that
moving every few years cre-
ates career challenges for mil-
itary spouses," said Panshella
Cole, Family Employment
Readiness Program ana-
lyst, Commander, Navy
Installations Command
(CNIC). "FERP addresses
those challenges in work-
shops and through individu-
alized assistance."
Although FERP is not a
job placement service, FFSP
employment professionals
can assist family members by
providing them with resume
writing services, interview
techniques and tips on dress-
ing for success.
Family members can
expect to learn valuable skills
from workshops and semi-
nars routinely provided to

below are invited to attend.
July 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Leadership & Life Skills E5 &
E6, Building 460 Room A & C

create a framework for fur-
ther educational exploration,
in areas such as self-directed
job search, resume writing,
federal employment oppor-
tunities, career planning and
financing a career change.
"It was very difficult for
me to face the challenge of
searching for employment
after staying home with my
children for five years. The
Work and Family Life spe-
cialist at Fleet and Family
Support Center helped me
to organize my military and
volunteer experience into
a format and language that
employers are looking for,"
said Brenda Fields, NAS
Fallon, Nev. "This helped
me to gain the confidence I
needed to step forward into
the job market."
FERP partners with the
Department of Defense,
the Department of Labor,
Military Spouse Corporate
Career Network, Navy
League, Avue Central and
the Department of the Navy's
employment Web site, www.
donhr.navy.mil. These orga-
nizations allow visitors to
post their resumes and search
for job openings on their Web
For more information
about Family Employment
Readiness Program, contact
your local Fleet and Family
Support Center, Bldg. 1,
Massey Ave., "" 14) 270-6600
Ext. 1606, or visit www.ffsp.

July 15, 8-11:30 a.m., Stress
Management, Wellness Center
Stress is a normal part of
everyone's life. It can be ener-

approximately 20 people from
various rank categories.
The Navy's SAVI Program is
managed by Commander, Navy
Installations Command's Fleet
and Family Support Program.
The Fleet and Family Support
Program manages a wide vari-
ety of programs, including
SAVI. These programs enhance
Sailor readiness and family pre-
paredness, directly contributing
to mission readiness.
The Navy is the first of the
armed service to have a dedi-
cated program for sexual assault
awareness, prevention, and
intervention. Established in
1994, the program has recent-
ly shifted more focus toward
prevention and is incorporating
new initiatives based on civil-
ian best practices and recent
"Sexual assault is a crime
and will not be tolerated," said
Paul Finch, SAVI's program
manager. "It is a criminal act,
incompatible with the Navy's
core values; it dramatically
affects morale and operational

readiness. Senior leadership is
committed to an effective and
responsive SAVI program in
order to ensure prevention, qual-
ity victim care and response and
to holding offenders account-
In working toward this com-
mitment, the Navy is sustaining
a robust sexual assault preven-
tion and response policy, identi-
fying and eliminating barriers to
reporting, ensuring that care is
available and accessible to vic-
tims of sexual assault, and pro-
viding continuous, relevant, and
effective training and educa-
tion to all service members. All
Navy commands have a 24/7
sexual assault response capabil-
ity focused on victim support.
Commanders ensure that female
and male sexual assault victims
(or survivors) have access to the
assistance and resources to meet
their needs and to provide a safe
and professional work environ-

Family Support Launches

Facebook, Twitter Pages

By Bruce Moody
Fleet and Family Support Program,
Commander, Navy Installations Com-
The Fleet and Family Support
Program launched a Facebook
and Twitter page this week in its
effort to promote the self-reli-
ance and resiliency of Sailors
and their families.
Social media is one of sev-
eral means the program is using
to provide information that
strengthens Navy and family
members and supports mission
"We're here to assist com-
manders in planning for and
responding to family sup-
port needs," Kathy Korth,
Commander, Navy Installation's
Family Readiness Program
Manager, said. "Social media
will help facilitate the building
of a strong community network
of services."
The Fleet and Family Support
Program is celebrating its 30th
anniversary this year. The first

Family Service Center opened
in Norfolk on July, 9, 1979.
Since then the program has
experienced an unprecedented
expansion of programs and ser-
vices to meet the demands of a
mobilized war fighting force in
Iraq, Afghanistan, and through-
out CENTCOM area of opera-
"The Navy has grown over
the past 30 years," Korth said,
"and we've grown with it. We
must remain relevant to the mis-
sion, the Maritime Strategy."
To remain relevant, the Fleet
and Family Support Program is
going where its primary audi-
ence is, 18-24 year olds. More
than three quarters of them have
a profile on a social network
site, according to a December
2008 survey from the Pew
Internet & American Life
"We want Sailors and their
families to know there are
many programs and services
that can help them navigate the

uniqueness of Navy life," Korth
said. "And, even though we
have Fleet and Family Support
Centers located at bases around
the world, we understand that
not everyone has easy access to
them. We want all Navy fami-
lies to know there are answers
to their questions."
The Fleet and Family Support
Program focuses on deploy-
ment support, crisis response,
career support and counseling
for individuals, families and
commands, and provides these
professional services through
education classes and individ-
ual appointments at installa-
tion Fleet and Family Support
The Fleet and Family Support
Program's Facebook page is
found at http://www.facebook.
The Twitter address is http://

giving and a factor in motivat-
ing us. But too much stress,
without relief, can have debil-
itating effects. This program
is designed to provide partici-
pants with an understanding of
what stress is and how it affects
them. It will also help partici-
pants begin to look at their own
lives and ways they currently
cope with stress. Participants
will be challenged to develop
behavior and lifestyle changes
that will improve their ability to
cope with stress.
July 16, 8-11 a.m., Anger
Management, FFSC
What does anger do for you?
Communicate for you? Keep
people at a safe distance from
you? Keep you in charge? For
many people, anger serves them
many uses, but all too often,
it is at a high cost...usually of
relationships, unhappiness in
the workplace, and a general
feeling of disdain. If you want
to be able to break out of the
"get angry/get even" syndrome,
come to this class. Participants
learn how anger and judgment
are related, about irrational
beliefs and faulty self-talk, what
"E + R = 0" means, and the
roles of stress and forgiveness
in anger.
July 16, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
July 17, 9-11 a.m., Credit
Report, FFSC
July 20, 9-11 a.m., What
About the Kids, FFSC
July 20-23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
SAVI Training, Base Chapel
July 21, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,

July 22, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
Parents and children together
meet to share parenting con-
cerns, ideas, and fun! The group
invites professionals to address
specific areas of concern such
as nutrition, toilet training, etc.
We even take field trips sev-
eral times a year to local parks,
museums and playgrounds.
This group is designed for
moms new to the area or moms
who want their child to interact
with other children their child's
age. All children age four and
below are invited to attend.
July 22, 1-4 p.m., Leadership
& Life Skills E7 & Above,
Building 460 Room A & C
July 23, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
July 24, 9-11 a.m.,
Establishing A Sound Family
Budget, FFSC
July 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP
Retiree Workshop, Building 1,
Room 104
Designed for Military per-
sonnel within 180 -90 days of
leaving the military. The semi-
nar focuses on benefits for ser-
vice members and their family
members. Participants receive
help in translating their mili-
tary acquired skills into civil-
ian language and are exposed
to the civilian job market and
how to successfully compete in
the civilian employment arena;
learning about resumes, employ-
ment interviews and marketing
themselves. If you are within a
minimum of 180 days of leav-
ing the military see your career

counselor for a quota for this
highly successful program.
July 27, 6-7 p.m.,
Ombudsman Assembly, USO
July 27, 8 a.m.-noon, FERP-
Career & Job Readiness
Class, FFSC
July 27-30, 7:30-4 p.m.,
Executive TAP Workshop,
Building 1 Room 104
Designed for Military per-
sonnel within 180 -90 days of
leaving the military. The semi-
nar focuses on benefits for ser-
vice members and their family
members. Participants receive
help in translating their mili-
tary acquired skills into civil-
ian language and are exposed
to the civilian job market and
how to successfully compete in
the civilian employment arena;
learning about resumes, employ-
ment interviews and marketing
themselves. If you are within a
minimum of 180 days of leav-
ing the military see your career
counselor for a quota for this
highly successful program.
July 27, 1-2:30 p.m., FERP-
Federal Employment Class,
July 28, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Playgroup, USO
July 28, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,
July 29, 6-7 p.m., IA Family
Discussion Group, USO
July 30, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-In Review Assistance,

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Reaching Out

The following are just a sam-
ple of volunteer opportunities
available through NS Mayport
and Volunteer Jacksonville.
For more information, call NS
Mayport volunteer coordinator
CS1 Hopkins at 237-5808 or
270-5373 or Dianne Parker at
542-5380 or you can immedi-
ately sign-up online for oppor-
tunities using www.volunteer
gateway acksonville.org.
Hanna Park Clean Up
Hanna Park Bike Trails
Maintenance Day will be held
July 19 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to clear
brush along the trails. Wear c
losed toe shoes, protective
clothing, gloves, sun protec-
tion, and bring drinking water.
Please bring manual hand tools,
clippers, limb loppers, rakes,
(no power tools or chainsaws).
Authorized trimming on desig-
nated trails only as directed by
Hanna Park Maintenance staff.
Volunteers should meet at the
front parking lot of Hanna Park.
Participants must also bring
a signed City of Jacksonville
Volunteer Agreement form to
enter and work. Minors must
have their forms signed by a
parent and notarized. Forms
are available on Station by
contacting Scott Dombrosky,
Environmental Department at
270-6730 ext. 211.
First Coast "No More
Homeless Pets"
First Coast No More
Homeless Pets brand new high
capacity Spay /Neuter Clinic
opens this month. The new
facility will be able to help
thousands of pets and owners as
well as stray and feral cats -each
year, with free or low cost spay/
neuter and low cost vaccina-
tions. We still need lots of vol-
unteers for the clinic at the new
location on Norwood Avenue.
No medical experience needed.
For more information, email
Debbie Fields at dlfields @bell-
Mayport Lions Club
The Mayport Lions Club is
looking for Volunteers to help
with various projects. If you
are interested (military & civil-

ian), please contact either Bob
Krepps, Senior Chief Petty
Officer, USN(Ret) 509-4945
or Chuck Carroll, Commander,
USN(Ret) 463-2884.
Jacksonville International
Airport Volunteer
Ambassador Program
We are looking for volunteer
to assist travelers with locating
arrival and departure gates, tele-
phones, baggage claim and tick-
eting areas. The Ambassadors
provide vital customer assis-
tance and a lot of smiles to
ensure a pleasant and memo-
rable experience while traveling
through our airport. Benefits of
being in the Ambassador pro-
gram include gratitude of the
passengers served each day,
invitations, to volunteer appreci-
ation events, free parking at the
airport, meal voucher for every
four-hour period worked, ser-
vice recognition and the oppor-
tunity to meet people from all
over the world. Contact Yvonne
Pooler at 904-741-2006 or email
Jacksonville Zoo
The Jacksonville Zoo is ask-
ing for volunteers. Volunteers
are needed to educate varied
audiences about the natural
world, teach conservation mes-
sages, beautify the grounds,
assist guests in various areas
of the park, input data, lend
a hand in animal care areas,
answer questions, drive trains
and enhance guests' experienc-
es. You provide the interest and
enthusiasm, and the zoo will
provide the training. Scheduling
is flexible. Volunteers receive
special discounts, free admis-
sion, newsletters and special
programs only available to
employees and volunteers. Take
this opportunity to meet oth-
ers who share your interests in
the animal kingdom. New Adult
Volunteer Orientations are
held at the Pepsico Foundation
Education Campus. All inter-
ested personnel please CS1
Hopkins or call 270-5373 for
more information.
YMCA of Jacksonville
YMCA of Jacksonville is
looking for volunteers for their
outreach programs geared

towards males. For more
information, contact Terra
Herzberger at 265-1820.
Children's Home Society of
Children's Home Society of
Florida is getting ready to per-
manently place seven or eight
children in loving homes within
the next couple weeks. Seeking
children's furniture. Contact
Nick Geinosky at 904-493-
Homeless Pet Shelter
Jacksonville Homeless Pet
Shelter seeks volunteers. The
new Homeless Pet Shelter is
seeking help at a Temporary
Clinic on surgery days. Days
and hours vary. Contact
St Augustine Amphitheatre
Seeks Volunteers
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
seeks volunteers to be used as
ushers, checking tickets, and
pointing out seats. As a volun-
teer, you get to see the entire
show. For more information,
contact Lisa Tomkins at 209-
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is
providing an in-school men-
toring program at Mayport
Elementary School. Little
Brothers and Sisters are needed
just as much as Big Brothers
and Sisters! If you are interested
in this opportunity, please visit
our website for more informa-
tion: www.usojax.com
Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society Needs You
The Navy Marine Corp Relief
Society is in need of Volunteers
to give a couple of hours of
their time each week to help
others in need. The mission of
the Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society is to provide emergency
financial help and educational
assistance to members of the
Naval Services active, retired,
and family members when
in need: to assist them achieve
financial self-sufficiency and
to find solutions to emergent
requirements. Navy-Marine
Corp Relief Society firmly
believes in personal financial
responsibility. By helping the

service member and family
through difficult times and by
assisting them to develop their
own problem solving capabili-
ties, they will achieve financial
stability, increase self-worth
and reduce the need for future
financial assistance. Without
their volunteers, the Society
could not meet the needs of so
many. If you are interested in
volunteering and would like
more information, contact Bill
Kennedy at 270-5418, 9 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
St. Johns County Habitat
For Humanity Needs
Habitat for Humanity is
in need for volunteers every
Friday and Saturday to help
build homes in St. Augustine.
No skill is necessary. Must be
16 or older. They are starting
a new home every month and
need help on the construction
site. Please call 826-3252 ext.
2006 to sign up.
Lea's Place
Lea's Place is a volunteer
program, on-call 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week to help the
Department of Children and
Families take care of children
who have been removed from
abusive or neglectful situa-
tions or who have been aban-
doned. Volunteers assist Child
Protective Investigators with
feeding, bathing and playing
with the children. They may
also assist in the clothes clos-
et, providing the children with
clean clothing. 360-7091.
NS Mayport Retired
Activities Office
Naval Station Mayport is

currently searching for com-
mitted volunteers to serve the
local retiree community in the
Retired Activities Office (RAO)
located in the Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC). RAO
volunteers maintain the vital
link between the retiree, local
military communities and other
government and non-govern-
ment agencies. Anyone inter-
ested should contact the FFSC
for an application or to get more
information about the duties and
responsibilities of the RAO vol-
unteers. Call the FFSC at (''.14)
270-6600 Ext. 110
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless
Volunteering at the I.M.
Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless The I.M. Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless serves
more than 1,000 well-balanced,
nutritious and delicious meals
per day, every day of the year.
These meals are prepared and
served with the help of more
than 100 civic, religious and
business organizations from
the Jacksonville community.
Annually, these Volunteer Meal
Groups provide over one hun-
dred thousand dollars in sup-
port and more than 13,000
hours of volunteer time. Serving
meals at the Center is a fun and
feel-good way to give back to
the community. For informa-
tion about volunteering at the
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless call 904.394.1356.
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fulfill the needs of our clients.
Volunteers are needed Monday
thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and
9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. They
also can help raise awareness
of our mission, introducing us
and our cause to their friends.
Contact a Michelle Charron at
('1"4) 636-9455 for information
on volunteering.
Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society
(CHS) has been providing
services to children and their
families since 1902. Started in
Jacksonville, CHS is a state-
wide non-profit agency provid-
ing services such as foster care,
adoption, child abuse preven-
tion, group shelters, and mentor-
ing. CHS's MODEL (Mentors
Opening Doors Enriching
Lives) Program matches vol-
unteers with children ages 4-
18 who have a parent incarcer-
ated in prison. We are seeking
volunteers that will commit
to a minimum of one hour per
week for one year with a child.
Volunteers need to be at least 21
years old and complete an inter-
view and background screening.
We provide training and ongo-
ing support for all volunteers.
Volunteers build a friendship
with a child while engaging in
community activities such as
going to the library, beach, park,
or playing sports. For anyone
interested in additional infor-
mation or becoming a mentor,
please contact Christine Small
at 904-493-7747.

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LOST Lab mix, blonde,
female, 11 years. Lost
near Palm Valley Boat
Ramp on 7/4. REWARD.

424-6066 Eric
18 years EXPERIENCE.

4BR/2BA, 1773SF,
Private wooded lot.
$259K MLS 482168
Call Frank Scannello
FL Coastal Jax Realty
www.FrankSellsJax.com a
Fully renovated 3/1.5, in
Ortega, 5 min from NAS
Jax, new kit cabs and
applinaces, new CH&A,
W/D & Freezer in
attached garage, fenced
yard, well and irrig sys.
FSBO, $215K 904-868-1451

A Amelia Island
96086 Seawinds
Drive 2450 sq.
ft. 4 bedroom,
2 bath, FL
room, dining
rm, family rm, 9 ft ceil-
ings, brick fenced, own-
ers.com ad# AP01412,
299,000 904-491-7996.

House for sale,
3 brm, 2 bath 2
acres 15x15
shed, brand
new, built 2005.
Country, quiet
setting, Middleburg.
Call 904-254-1503. Asking

By Owner For Quick Sale
3/1 +bonus rm, all appls,
new bath, hdwd firs, Irg
fenc yd. Reduced $139,500
1764 Clemson Rd. For appt
970-443-5655, 731-695-2895
Gated 4/3, 2 car gar, Ig
yd, lyr HOA pd, 3 walk
in closets. 904-838-1830

S Reduced,
A above the
Rest!!! 3/2 cute
home. Mins from NAS.
Ceramic/ hardwood
floors, new roof, split
floor plan, 16x18
inclosed sunroom, big
deck, 1100sf. Priced to
sell $120K 904-735-1330
5145 Saginaw Ave.

course view, 4/3.5, 3000sf,
master suite on ground
level, 2nd & 3rd BRs each
w/bath. Gas fpl. 2cgar,
18min's to Atl. Bch. By
owner $359,900. 904-564-2383

L San Jose to San
Clerc- Golf-
view Condos,
1st. fl. 1 br.
approx 900 sq.
f ft. move in
ready, small complex,
pool, clubhouse, tennis
$50,000. 502-425-0075 or

$0 DOWN!

Ifyou havelandor
own family land, your
land is your CREDIT!!!

Beautiful 3/2 only $650. A
month has large front
porch call 695-2255

We have rent to own
homes Pit's as low as
$536.00/mo. for 7 years
call 781-0441

Value Place. Ask about
paying weekly. Newly
built, furnished studios,
full kitchens, free utili-
ties w/cable. 8341 Dbames
Point Crossing Blvd.
904-743-7100 Stay less than
a month & weekly rate

Offer expires 8/1/09


Apts. Studio $400. 1/1
$450 2/1 $625. 904-745-0450
1110 Caliente Dr.

all atis, $875mo+$900

Boettsd 9 pacous 2p1k,
sec dp. w/opt. to buy. 791

S2 &3BR Apts. &- Home4
Bch. $995mo.
Jax Beach 1/1 apt,
211 N. 8th St. No dogs.
All properties incld lawn
srvc + 1/2 mo dep.
Broker/ Owner
call anytime 612-4296
Northside $599 Spacious 2/1
CH&A, water incld. HUD Ok
Ask about our Senior
Discounts. Call 764-7801
Clean, quiet in country
setting, water included.
$545MO. 904-783-0288
ARLINGTON-2,, & 4br
$99 Move's You In Today
1 Month Free Rent.
Azalea Ridge 904-725-8155

4 3/3, TH, Beachside,
lcg, $1200m. Mid
July 992-1797
end unit w/ gar, new
2br/2.5ba w/ bonus rm,
1200sf $950m 904-465-1318
4 Orange Park,
natures Hide-
away, 2 br/2ba
$850/ mo, +$450
security dep.
Gated, quiet,
near mall.
NAS 770-979-1305, avail-
able now, nice condo.

Laurie Potter (USN Retired)
Mortgage Loan Officer
904.256.2051 Direct
904.463.2065 Cell
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Jacksonville, FL 32217

Located in Baymeadows Area Off295

o www.maglp.com

SOakleaf Plantation
-spacious 2/2 w/gar,
screened lanai
w/lake view, stor-
age and many upgrades
available immediately.
$1 000m $1 000dp.
San Diego,
S oceanfront 1/1
condo, 730 sq.
ft. available
Aug. 2009 $1850
mo. 561-632-4143

on lake, avail 8/1.
Los Lagos Condos
$995mo+dep 904-566-0349
SDuplex near Kent
Campus, 1/1, W/D
hkup, clean, quiet,
fpl, new apple's,
porches, fenced yd, $495.
406-9544 Deposit.

CLAY COUNTY- 4/2 or 3/2
2 fully furn houses, comm
pool Avl now 410-526-6111

4BR 2BA, pond, Avail
7/15 $1250 + dep.
904-631-0473; 868-0383
Arlington East,
S2B R/2.5 BA,
like new, no
pets, no smkg,
available now
$795/mo PH
904-608-5129 or

Arlington- Close to JU Lrg
4/2, 1980sf, gar, dbl drvwy,
DR, LR, xtra Irg FR,
scrnd bk porch, Irg fncd
bkyrd, storg. sheds, close
to schls, sec. syst, smk
detectors in all rms
$1250mo+dep 904-743-9361

3/1.5 $750/mo incl Wtr/sewer
$750/dep. Call 636-0269

Custom home
2,150 sq. ft.,
sprinkler sys-
tem, alarm
system, beau-
tiful hardwood
floors. 3/2 office
cathedral ceilings
$1 ,500.00 deposit,
$1 ,300.00/mo rent
4/3+ bonus rm, 2656 sf, 2cg,
lots of amenities, great lake
view, Irg bkyrd, nr schls.
$1750m avl now 904-262-0903
f1 837sf, 3/2.5,
family/living rm &
loft, gar, ceiling fans,
gated, A-rated schools,
pools, club house, soc-
cer, volley, tennis,
YMCA, llmi's from NAS
JAX. $1150m. 803-4287
Fleming Isl Eagle Har-
bor furn'd 2/1, Ashton
Sub $450 per rm 904-
278-2179 or 542-2646 x 139
1 House for rent,
2 bed/2 bath, 2
carports, addi-
upgrades! 10
miles from
NAS/JAX $700/mo.
Home 904-908-8844 Cell
Intracoastal West
The Woods: Beautiful
Exec. 3/2, dbl gar,
$1300mo Angelo 626-4200
3/2 in beautiful Kensing-
ton, wooded yard, comm
pool, tennis & b-ball
$1200mo. + sec. dep.
Call Robert 904-403-1039
Townhome 2br, loft, 2.5
ba, screened patio, pool,
gym, w/d, $975.
Mandarin 4/2, nr hwy &
schls, bk to preserve,
kit isl, iczzi, hot tub hkup
Irg prch $1450m 229-7255.







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3/2, fncd yrd, $995mo +
$995 dep. Pets ok
MAYPORT 791 Deer-
field Lk Condos #803.
2BR, 1.5 BA, pool
$700/mo $750 dep.
CR220 3/2/2, fpl, scr
patio, Ig fncd bck,
great neighborhood,
Avail. 7/9/09. $1050m.
20min's to NAS.
MIDDLEBURG 3/2, on 2
approx acres, bonus rm
w/ pool tbl, 1 car gar,no
smoking, small pets out-
side only $1000/mo+lst
& last & $500/sec, ref
904-461-3474 or 673-2887
Country Club Brick 4/3
2200sf, Irg yard, comm
pool $1500m 904-307-5834
Beautiful 1/1 Pacific
Beach condo, cony.
to Miramar & San
Diego bases. $1850mo.
SI Beautiful 1/1
LaJolla TH, conv.
to Miramar & San
Diego bases. $1750mo.
2364 Peach Dr., 1700SF
$995 rent No HUD,
No dogs. Call 636-0269
WESTSIDE- Charming 3/2
w/2cg & sunroom, w/d
5849 Oaklane Dr.
$1,025m+$400dp 318-5146
WESTSIDE- Tara Woods
3br/2ba, 2cg, all appls,
ch&a, frplc, Irg fncd yrd
904-779-9378 or 573-9807
WESTSIDE White House
2/1 duplex, CH/A, W/D
hookup, Irg yd. $550mo
+$300dep. 904-289-7603

Beach 241- 5221, Mand 268- 0035
W'side 482-1099

Work Phone #

1 & 2 BR weekly/monthly

2 & 3 Bedroom MH call
now about out $1.00 a
day move-in special

wanted, nice
Optional: carpool to
NAS/JAX e-mail kim-
Southside -roommate
wanted 1br furn or
unfurnished, $500mo.
includes; utils, cbl, TV,
& full house privileges.
904-240-2890 or 240-2893

From Home w/ Free
Training & Support
Visist www.ok4plan.com
Established Full Service
Digital Print Business
For Sale. No exp. necc.
Fin. avail. 1-800-338-6608

You will be trained in a
practicing dental ofc, to
become an assistant in
11 weeks. Using the lat-
est equipment & tech-
niques, this Saturday
course enables you to
continue working while
training for your new
career. Tuition $2995.00.
Call Jacksonville
Dental Asst School
904-398-3401 for info.

Busy Optometrist Office
has opening for Front
Desk position. F/T,
nights and weekends,
Optical experience and
outgoing personality a
plus. Fax resume

for residential homes.
Flexible day hours.
Own car. Up to $13 per
hour. 904-471-8871

All Florida Contractors, Inc.
Roofing Specialist
Call for Free Est.
904-759-9454 Lic.#CCC056907

Central Air Condi-
tioner 2.5 Ton 13
SEER Heat Pump
Parts warranty of 10
years Digital Thermo-
stat $1591.80 for sys-
tem $2486.80 Installed.
Vertical changeout
m 904-302-9507

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& get paid while attending*
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S....... .4Nighs .............$799
Arua ..................3 Nights ............ $799
Bermuda, ...............Nights .............$959
Bahamas, (Adantis) ..3 Nights W ............ $979
Belze, ................ 3 Nights .......$1199
Cancn, .................. 3 Nights .............$699
Cayman, ..................3 Nights .............$799
CcstaRica, ...........5 .............$899
Jamaica (Sandals) ...5 Nights .............$989
St.Thomas ............5 Nights ..............$679
SanJuan,PR ......4...4Nights .............$699
Pto.Valaa..... ..4Nights ..............$699


I Mattress I
| Must Sell $100 1
S 904-644-0498

BED A Banner Bargain
King Size Mattress $185
Call Carter 644-0498

IKINGS $185 365-0957

Brand New $145 644-0498
Bed w/Simmons
baby beauty rest
mattress $60; Buy
set. Exc. cond. 781-2760
LR/DR/BR Sets, Ent.
Center, Sectionals,
Sofas, Tables & More.
Call 904-819-8874

& Sun, 7/11 & 12,
7:30a-lp, Kitchen goods,
fine china tea sets,
dishes, books, bike, new
printer, etc. 1787 Tif-
fany Pines Dr. 221-0389
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA

4 4000 Watt AC
Craftsman por-
table genera-
tor with wheel
kit $200.00

BOOTS 10-W, blk
Belleville steel toe
never worn, all
Leather. Ron
912-467-2202. $50.
S2pc, American of
lighted, gorgeous,
Fillagree over
glass doors-genuine
wood-exc cond., $295.
pea rl, Zilsah
Cyrabals. Asking
$300. Andy 576-5146
truck $50; Cosie-
Stology stand/chr
$125obo; supplies,
etc. 904-491-7996
Sto 55 gal. stands,
p umps, filters and
access. Sell sep. or
as group Woodbine,
GA. 912-882-5375
Lawn mwr $150;
Edger $50; misc.
tools, all less than
2yrs old, Andy
SMystery Din-
ner Show in
Orlando for 2
S adults $60.00
S1 i ticket good till
4/30/10 ITT
rate $100+ Call 778-9167.
Alum., heavy duty,
"Werner" brand. 1/2
price of new one.
Great cond. $96. 268-2482

CRUISES fiumja.x ......5 Days ............$369
Alaka .................. ... ....... 699
Canada/NewEngland .....4Days ............$379
Hawaii ........................7 Days ......... 849
E Caribbean.......a .....5 Days .--.......-.$329
W Caribbean ......._.....4 Days --........$279
Meditm ean ............ Days ........$699
TOURSItaly,srted.. 10 Days .........$1199
Ireland y+Drive .........10 Days ........$1199
England+Fance ...........10 Days ..........$1399
GCrece+Tkey ..............9 Days ...........$1950
Scodand+Wales ...........10 Days .........$1299

S*P.P.D.O-Some Restrictions apply-Airfare from JAX, Lodging, Transfers, Taxes Included
i 904-733-7071 Call for details b8 7 7 .7 9*olFee


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S(3) boxes for tar-
i get practice. $15.

Firearms for sale:
Colt, H&K, Smith and
Wesson, others.
Rifles, handguns,
para-military, many
collectible 904-738-0337

GUN SHOW Sat July Ilth,
9-5 Sun July 12th 9-4
BRING your GUNS to
sell or trade At Brad-
ford County Fair-
grounds, in Starke, Lots
N Temple Ave, Starke
FlI, 32091
Olympic style,
4001b wghts, like
brand new, asking
$425. Jeff 674-1151

4, WANTED! War
Souvenirs, cash
paid! Priv. collec-
tor s seeking
WWI/lI US German
Japanese Daggers,
Swords, Helmets, Med-
als. 904-316-8513

Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted

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TERRIER puppies, 4
males, raiser's edge,
ADBA registered, 3
blue, 1 w/ whitehead, 1
blue/ brindle, $800.
912-375-5220 Ask for
Patrick or Leave mes-
American Pitbull Terrier
Pups, 6 weeks, papers &
shots, serious inquires
904-583-6056, 583-0515
Australian Shepherd Pup
Black Tri male. Barbara
505-1710/Robbie 838-9922
Beagle Pups, AKC,
Tricolor, $375, Leash/potty
training. 904-629-6891.
Boston Terrier Pups
S/W UTD CKC reg.
$375. 904-677-9190
CKC, HCs and shots.
$325. Call 219-4762
AKC $700
CORGI PUPS- Pembroke,
AKC, Reds & Tri's $600
www. mccartyscorgis.com
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion. lines, all colors
avi now. $1500 904-607-4488
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion. lines, all colors
avl now. $1200 904-607-4488
Sfor a good home.
Kingsland, GA
male, 1 mo's,
100% socialized,
exc temperament !
Loves children,
has all shots. Needs lov-
ing home. 904-525-2868
German Shorthaired
Pointers Puppies AKC
Reg. $350. 229-686-8663
Lab Pups AKC All colors,
M/F, POP, chmp bldln
s/w $450 266-2966 424-8202
Rat Terrier Pups
UKCI, $400
AKC or CKC BIk or S&P
904-786-9613/ 904-607-6401
home raised solid white
$225-$275. 904-303-9082
Sheltie Pups, 8 wks, MW F,
tri-color & sable, $600.
386-682-4043, 386-871-1526
registered, all shots,
born 5/1, $550. 225-8634
Tan Regist., small, HC,
s&w$500-$600 904-838-3380
8 weeks, shot, HC, cute
& tiny $650. 904-229-1605

Harley David-
son Roadking
2002, 28,000
miles lots of
extra's. Ask-
ing $12,300 OBO

HD Road King Classic '07-
100k warr, less than 3k mi,
like new, gar kept, $3500 in
chrome & extras w/rider &
passenger backrest. $16,400.
Showroom cond. 349-5407

ZZR600 '07- black,
400mi's, never
dropped, 2 jackets,
helmets, sets of
gloves $7000. Nate

2/2 w/ garage &
screened lanai
w/lake & pre-
serve view, access to 2
park, fitness centers,
etc. all appliances
included $1,000 mth.

I GAR 1973 351
Cleveland T-6
V Iransmission.
$2000obo William

f SEBRING 2004
Exc. cond., low
Imi's, 41k, new bat
tery, tires, cold ac,
$6000 nego. 781-1532

t IFord Five
Hundred SEL
2005. Lots of
options. Ask-
ing $12,000
38,850 miles

Alive or Dead 237-1657

Call 813-1325

Thank you!
Besides protecting our
country, military
personnel stationed in
our communities
donated 650,61 0
hours of volunteer
service in Northeast
Forida and Southeast
Georga last year.Their
time was gven to
organizations, church
groups, youth activities,
scouting and more.


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SCall (904) 477-0767 to take full I
advantage of yourVA benefits.
This is the best time to use your benefits.
Tired of renting? Buy your home now!
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6914 Blanding Bvd

Green Cove Springs

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

2250 US1 South

4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111

1550 Cassat Ave.
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200

2255 US1 South 797-4567

3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036

2330 US1South 354-4421

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.

2330 US1 South 354-4421

9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

Green Cove Springs 264-2416

7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500

1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.

1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561

1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)

Green Cove Springs 264-4502

At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.

9650 Atlantic BWd. 725-3060

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826

Green Cove Springs

1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900

11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200

2330 US 1 South 354-4421

Green Cove Springs
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000

1-95 Et 373, Fern Bch.

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10259 Atlantic Bld. 721-5000

7040 Blanding Bld. 777-5100

4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100

7700 Blanding Bvd. 77-3673

9850 Atlantic BWd. 725-0911

6916 Blanding BWd. 779-0600

10231 AtlanticBlvd. 724-1080

7018 Blanding Blvd.

9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

1810 Cassat Ave.

7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400

Green Cove Springs

2250 US1 South

11503 Phillips Hwy.

10100 Atlantic Bvd. 725-9155

6501 Youngerman Circle.

1310 CassatAve. 389-4561

9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100

2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486

Commeal Leasing Since 1955
2810 St. Augustine Rd. 398-5000

10231 AtlanticBlvd. 722-1694


11401 Philips Hwy.

6833 Beach Blvd.

10211 Atlantic Blvd.

10384 Atlantic Blvd.

9910 Atlantic Blvd.



9875 Atlantic Blvd.


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