Title: Mirror (Mayport, FL)
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Publication Date: August 6, 2009
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Post 9-11 GI

Bill Briefing

Steve Turbee from the
Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs will be
presenting a Post 9-11 GI
Bill Brief on Monday, Aug.
10 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the
ATG Auditorium located in
Building 1842. The briefing
will last approximately one
hour followed by a 30-min-
ute question and answer
session. Please call the
Navy College Office at 270-
6341 for additional informa-

NEX Holds

Fashion Show

Come see the latest in
Men's, Ladies and kids fash-
ions at your Mayport NEX
on Aug. 15 at 1p.m. in the
Main Navy Exchange Mall.
NEX will introduce its Macy's
brand clothing sold exclu-
sively by Navy Exchanges
world-wide. You can also
receive a free complimen-
tary make-over at the Estee
Lauder, Clinique or Lancome
cosmetic counters. Call 242-
3256 for an appointment.

Get ShipShape

With Mayport's

Health Promo

The next ShipShape class
will start on Aug. 11.
The class is an eight-week
long weight management
course that covers many top-
ics related to nutrition and
health. A registered dieti-
cian is on board for some of
these topics. The Tuesday
class is from 9-11 a.m. It is
open to active duty mem-
bers, retirees, and depen-
dents 17 years of age and
older. Now is the time to be
at a healthy weight for your
long term good health.
Call 270-5251 to sign up or
get more information!

DoD To Move


Range To Jax
From Navy Office of Information

The Department of the Navy
has formally decided that it
will locate an undersea warfare
training range (USWTR) in the
Jacksonville Operating Area.
BJ Penn, assistant secretary
of the Navy for installations
and environment, has signed
the record of decision (ROD),
which follows consultation
with federal regulators and the
completion of an overseas envi-
ronmental impact statement/
environmental impact statement
(OEIS/EIS) in June.
While the Navy's OEIS/
EIS thoroughly analyzed
both installation and use of
the USWTR for training, the
Navy has decided to imple-
ment only a portion of the
proposed action, installation
of the USWTR. Because use
of the USWTR for training is
not anticipated to occur until
at least 2014 due to its con-
struction, the department will
update the analysis contained
in the OEIS/EIS and its con-
sultations with federal agen-
cies during that period, and
decisions regarding the use of
the USWTR will be conducted
closer in time to the date when
training will begin.
Installation consists of the
range's planning, design and
construction. When complet-
ed, the USWTR will cover an
approximately 500-square-nau-
tical mile area within the water-
space commonly referred as the
Jacksonville OPAREA, where a

variety of Navy training already
occurs. The USWTR location
is well outside the areas desig-
nated as critical habitat for the
North Atlantic right whale.
The USWTR's instrumenta-
tion will gather real-time data
that will allow the Navy to ana-
lyze and improve their anti-sub-
marine warfare training scenari-
os, tactics and procedures. The
range's location will provide
ships, submarines and aircraft
with a realistic and challeng-
ing littoral training environment
that mirrors the areas in which
the Navy finds itself increas-
ingly operating.
"The Department of the
Navy is committed to protect-
ing the ocean while maintaining
readiness in this critical mis-
sion area," explained Donald
Schregardus, deputy assistant
secretary of the Navy for envi-
ronment. "Today's decision
satisfies both of these vitally
important objectives."
The department's deci-
sion conforms to the pro-
cess outlined in the National
Environmental Protection
Act and Executive Order
12114, which requires analy-
sis of the environmental con-
sequences of federal actions
such as the USWTR construc-
tion. Throughout the USWTR
environmental impact analysis,
Navy planners and scientists
worked closely with federal
regulators from the National
Marine Fisheries Service.

Remains Identified As Local Gulf War Pilot

From the Department of the Navy
The Armed Forces Institute of
Pathology (AFIP) has positively
identified remains recovered in
Iraq as those of Capt. Michael
Scott Speicher.
Speicher was shot down fly-
ing a combat mission in an
F/A-18 Hornet over west-cen-
tral Iraq Jan. 17, 1991 during
Operation Desert Storm.
"Our thoughts and prayers are
with Captain Speicher's fam-
ily for the ultimate sacrifice he
made for his country," said Ray
Mabus, secretary of the Navy.
"I am also extremely grateful
to all those who have worked
so tirelessly over the last 18
years to bring Captain Speicher

Capt. Michael "Scott"
"Our Navy will never give up

looking for a shipmate, regard-
less of how long or how dif-
ficult that search may be," said
Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of
naval operations.
"We owe a tremendous debt
of gratitude to Captain Speicher
and his family for the sacrifice
they have made for our nation
and the example of strength
they have set for all of us."
Acting on information pro-
vided by an Iraqi citizen in
early July, U.S. Marines sta-
tioned in Al Anbar Province
went to a location in the desert
which was believed to be the
crash site of Speicher's jet. The
Iraqi citizen stated he knew of
two Iraqi citizens who recalled

an American jet impacting the
desert and the remains of the
pilot being buried in the desert.
One of these Iraqi citizens stat-
ed that they were present when
Speicher was found dead at the
crash site by Bedouins and his
remains buried. The Iraqi citi-
zens led U.S. Marines to the site
who searched the area. Remains
were recovered over several
days during the past week and
flown to Dover Air Force Base
for scientific identification by
the AFIP's Office of the Armed
Forces Medical Examiner.
The recovered remains
include bones and multiple
skeletal fragments. Positive
identification was made by

comparing Speicher's dental
records with the jawbone recov-
ered at the site. The teeth are a
match, both visually and radio-
While dental records have
confirmed the remains to be
those of Speicher, the Armed
Forces Institute of Pathology
DNA Lab in Rockville, Md.,
is running DNA tests on the
remains recovered in Iraq and
comparing them to DNA ref-
erence samples previously
provided by family members.
Results will take approximately
24 hours.

Sailors Encouraged
To Take Sexual
Assault Study

The Navy is encouraging
active-duty Sailors to par-
ticipate in a Sexual Assault
Study to assess the effec-
tiveness of the Navy's
Sexual Assault Victim
Intervention (SAVI) pro-
gram. The Office of the
Naval Inspector General is
conducting the survey, which
is available online at www.
ig. navy. mil/sastudy. htm.
The survey was designed
for active-duty personnel,
is confidential, anonymous,
and will be available for par-
ticipation through Sept. 30.

Simpson Makes

Mark In Panama
From USS Simpson Public, -
Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) conducted
Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) events in Panama during the
ship's mid-deployment repair period, July 8-19.
Simpson's Sailors engaged the Panamanians in many different
areas, from exchanges designed to improve the interoperability of
each country's maritime forces, to projects aimed at improving the
local community, all with the overall goal of furthering the United
States' relationship with Panama and demonstrating a commitment
to the region.
The port visit began with an operations and intelligence meeting
during lunch between Simpson crewmembers and the Panamanian
National Aeronautical and Naval Service (SENAN).
Key members from the SENAN attended the meeting to discuss
counter-illicit trafficking (CIT) operations in the area and gave
Simpson a brief on CIT operations from the Panamanian perspec-
tive. The luncheon served as an excellent opportunity to obtain
intelligence information on the local area from the SENAN mem-
See Simpson Page 6

-Photo by BM2 Erskine Arnold
Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Edwin Kaiser, Simpson
Executive Officer Cmdr. Jason Haen, and Simpson Command Master Chief Bill Rogers, pose with
students from School Republic of Guatemala during a port visit to Panama. The students performed
a cultural dance at a donation presentation where Simpson donated four hygiene and medicinal pal-
lets to health centers and toys and supplies to students of School Republic of Guatemala.

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Hatchlings Head To Sea

-Photo by MC1 Heather Ewton
A crowd gathers on the beach at Naval Station Mayport Saturday to watch leatherback sea
turtle nestlings make their way into the Atlantic Ocean. This is the first time in approximately
30 years thatNS Mayport has had a leatherback nest on its shore. The rare species is the largest
of the sea turtles. Mayport is the normal nesting site of up to 11 loggerhead sea turtle nests each


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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

C O Column

Last week was a great week
to welcome home four return-
ing ships: USS Gettysburg,
USS Klakring, USS Vicksburg,
and USS Halyburton. Its great
to have all the mighty warships
back in the basin and I enjoyed
all the welcome home signs and
smiling faces around the Naval
USS Gettysburg (CG 64)
returned with more than 300
Sailors and helicopter squad-
ron HSL-46 detachment nine
after a six-month deployment
with the Dwight D. Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group in sup-
port of operations in the Gulf
of Aden, Arabian Gulf, and
Operation Enduring Freedom.
While deployed, the Gettysburg
participated in several counter
piracy operations and stopped a
pirate attack in progress, which
led to the capture of several sus-
pected pirates who were active-
ly patrolling the Gulf of Aden
with a cache of weapons. Also
returning last week were more
than 500 Sailors on board USS
Vicksburg (CG 69) and USS
Halyburton (FFG 40). They too
were part of the Strike Group,
and so were embarked helicop-
ter squadrons HSL-46 detach-
ments two and four. While

Capt. Aaron Bowman
deployed, both ships conducted
several international military
exercises with more than 17
nations and maritime security
operations, which included
counter-piracy tasking. Last
but certainly not least, I want
to wish a warm welcome home
to the men and women of USS
Klakring. They returned from
a successful deployment sup-
porting Sixth Fleet Operations.
While deployed, Klakring par-
ticipated in several exercises
with ships and submarines
from France, Russia, United
Kingdom, Israel and Greece.
These operations included train-
ing for piracy operations and
tactical maneuvers with allied
ships. All of you should be very

proud of your efforts, and wel-
come home everyone!
Special thanks to our Security
Department, Harbor Operations,
Environmental, and Base
Services for making a smooth
embark for more than 1,500
tigers last week that rode USS
Dwight D. Eisenhower back
home. I bet the XO that there
was no way that the Ike could
be in and out in less than four
hours I lost the bet. Your
efforts didn't go unnoticed.
Fantastic job by all of you.
Congratulations to our newly
selected Chiefs! You made the
grade and the responsibility is
in your hands to maintain your
mentorship to our Sailors and
be that Chief in your career
that you always admired and
respected. Please don't lose
sight at what this position
means. You are there at the deck
plates to shape, mentor and
see to it that your Sailors excel
and "make a difference" as you
have. Well done and I look for-
ward to being there when you
pin your anchors on and take
that next step up in such an
important community.
For those who are prep-
ping for the September exams,
make those preparations a pri-

ority. Making rate is not just
more cash in your wallet, it is
increased responsibility.
Today, we recognized
our returning Sailors at the
Individual Augmentation (IA)
luncheon, and I can't tell you
enough how proud I am of
their service and dedication
and the support they got from
the homefront. The Individual
Augmentee program is vital to
our efforts overseas, and I want
to welcome each and every one
of you back. Well done. Thanks
goes out to the Navy League
for sponsoring the luncheon and
Congressman Ander Crenshaw
for taking the time in his busy
schedule to attend the luncheon
and welcome everyone home.
I had the honor of hosting
the local school principles on
base on Tuesday for a base tour
and information session. We are
truly fortunate to have such a
great group of educators that
care about our children and go
the extra mile to take care of
our military families. When you
take you child in to school this
coming year, take the time to
get to know the teachers and the
administration. We are fortunate
that we have the best.
Have you heard about the

Post 9-11 GI Bill? If not you
should get information about
the program. It's an excellent
opportunity to continue your
education or transfer education
credits to your dependants. On
Monday, Aug. 10, there will be
a brief on this great program
by the Department of Veterans
Affairs at the ATG auditorium
from 1-2:30 p.m. The brief will
be followed by a question and
answer period. Please call the
Navy College office for more
information at 270-6341.
You know how much I
love sea turtles and I am writ-
ing this article late Monday
night because the turtles kept
me out late. We released a
Leatherback nest Saturday night
and had planned to release one
Loggerhead nest Monday night.
After we released the first
nest, two more nests decided
it was time to go it felt like
"Groundhog Day."
We got well over 300 turtles
safely in the ocean Monday
night. I want to take time
out to recognize a lot of vol-
unteers that help our wildlife
Officer Art Burt and his wife
Sharon Capt. Glenn and
Kathy Zeiders, Lt. Michael and
Brenda Cetnarowski, Ms. Sarah

Trotter, and my favorite of all,
Mrs. Debbie Bowman. They all
give a lot of hours of their spare
time to keep those great animals
safe. Also thanks to those who
walk the beach for notifying
security when you see some-
thing involving turtles.
Speaking about the beach, I
need some help from everyone.
Please make sure you leave
the beach with at least as much
as you brought down. It's very
discouraging for me to see trash
left on the beach if you are
doing it you better hope I don't
catch you.
I also see some great users of
the beach cleaning up other's
trash thank you, thank you,
thank you.
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 concerns,
so keep those suggestions roll-
ing in to the CO's suggestion
box located at the base galley,
or email them to aaron.bow-

Chaplain's Corner

This year (20 July) marked
the 40th anniversary of the first
U.S. moon landing. Indeed, the
daring exploits of our coura-
geous Apollo astronauts is the
stuff of legend. Not only did
they have "the right stuff," they
also had the right equipment
and data support that made ulti-
mate success possible. As you
know computers were absolute-
ly essential to the success and
survival of our astronauts. A
lot of ingenuity and sporadic
flashes of intuition were also
key elements
But it wasn't all "smooth
sailing." You may remember,
or have read the account (or
seen the movie) regarding the
near fatal mission of Apollo
13. Apollo 13's mission was
aborted because the spaceship

Chaplain Joe Molina
CDS40 Staff Chaplain

became crippled in space. The
story goes that a computer spent
84 minutes discovering and
correcting the problem of how
to get the crew safely back to
earth. What the computer cal-
culated in 84 minutes, would

have taken a person with pencil
and paper many years to solve.
Such were the complexities of
the problem.
To be sure, computers and
the information they process
have revolutionized society and
have become an indispensable
part of life. The quality of the
information computers provide
must be reliable, accurate and,
many times, indisputable. The
extent of a computer's depend-
ability will either be enhanced
or hindered by the quality of
the data that is inputted into
its memory. If you feed it gar-
bage, it will give you garbage.
Therefore, Garbage In, Garbage
Out (GIGO... get it?). GIGO
is the acronym used to describe
a computer that is turning out
bad or misleading information.

That is, someone fed bad data
(garbage) into its memory and
consequently the machine feeds
back inaccurate information
(garbage). Well, enough of this
garbage. I think you get the
Like computers, we all need
reliable data for determining
good direction. Long before
computers were common
to our culture, humanity was
"designed" to receive good data
that would then create the out-
put for abundantly good and
healthy lives. Please note that
the basic design is still there.
Yes, we continue to long in our
hearts to receive and know the
truth. In each one of us lays the
choice for deciding the quality
of the data that will "program"
our lifestyle, morals and sense

of spirituality. As we choose
good data we will be able to
fulfill the functions for which
we were created. Consequently,
we will live with a sense of pur-
Now, when that purpose is
not fulfilled there is a mal-
function. We will start to
experience the GIGO effect.
Computers can malfunction and
so can we. Are you with me so
far? Like computers we will
only be as smart and as effec-
tive as the "program or data" I
choose to input. However, the
difference between a computer
and us is one of choice. We
possess the privilege of picking
our program, our data source.
The data we choose will
become the source for proper
decision-making. Choosing

good, reliable data is a continu-
ous process in life.
Well, here is my sugges-
tion. If the all-knowing God,
the source of all the data in the
entire universal computer bank,
can become our personal data
source, then the human spirit
will have an enormous capacity
for brilliance. God's input will
"stay put." I will have data that
possesses eternal and positive
INPUT! INPUT! We all need
good input. Without good input
there is bad output (GIGO).
"Without the assistance of
the Divine Being ... I cannot
succeed. With That assistance,
I cannot fail. (Abraham

'Clip' Excess From Your Grocery Bill

By Millie Slamin
DeCA public specialist

Carmen Chapman saves more
than 30 percent on her purchas-
es every time she uses her com-
missary benefit, and just recent-
ly she learned she can save even
more by downloading manu-
facturer's coupons from the
Defense Commissary Agency's
Web site: http://www.commis-
"I didn't know about being
able to download coupons
from DeCA's Web site," said
Carmen, whose husband is an
Army retiree and whose two
sons are soldiers on active duty.
"I'm going to have to tell my
daughter-in-law about this!
"I've been trying for years
to get her to shop at the com-
missary, but I think after I tell
her about being able to down-
load coupons, she'll change her
Although most customers
know they can redeem coupons
at commissaries, not many are
aware that in addition to down-
loading them from the DeCA
Web site, they can also pick
them up at the store entrance
and checkout counter, collect
them from displays on store
aisles, and use coupons that are
attached to products.
Chapman admitted that she
gets the majority of her coupons
from the Sunday paper and col-
lects a few here and there as she
walks up and down commissary

food aisles. But now that she's
armed with information about
downloading coupons from
she said she'll be able to save
even more than the $10 to $15
she now saves on her biweekly
grocery bill.
Shuffling through her cou-
pons, Chapman explained,
"I have two sons who are
deployed right now. One is
in Iraq and the other one is in
Germany. I like sending them
the individual packets of cereal
bars," she continued, pluck-
ing the right coupons from the
stack. "They really appreciate
getting those."
The beauty of being a coupon
clipper is that you can redeem
coupons at all commissaries,
whether it be in the states or
overseas. And, the coupons can
be clipped out of newspapers
and magazines, downloaded
from the Internet, or manufac-
turer's coupons collected from
store shelves.
In addition to customers
overseas being able to use these
same coupons, there is another
perk: "We will redeem coupons
for our customers overseas up
to six months after the cou-
pon expiration date," remarked
DeCA's Director and CEO
Philip E Sakowitz Jr., during
a discussion about coupons on
the Navy's radio talk show,
Homefront, June 11.
"If it has a bar code on it so

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we can scan it, we should be
able to take it," he continued,
reminding listeners that along
with the 30 percent they save
by shopping at the commissary,
they can increase their savings
to 41 percent or more by using
According to DeCA Europe
store directors and zone man-
agers, newly reported service
members and their spouses are
briefed on the use and advan-
tages of using coupons at over-
seas commissaries.
Store associates at overseas

locations notice most patrons
are aware of the added sav-
ings to be gained by using cou-
pons, even though they do not
have access to as many there,
because there are no coupons
available in daily newspapers
like there are stateside.
Some customers never use
coupons, while others come in
equipped with well-organized
boxes or envelopes full of them
on every trip. Those who are
avid "couponers" will most
likely stop at the coupon dis-
play in the store's customer cor-

ner to see how many more they
might add to their collection.
Thousands of coupons are
redeemed at commissaries
throughout the United States
and overseas, daily. These
money savers are not only hon-
ored at all stores, they are even
accepted at Guard/Reserve on-
site sales held at remote, off-
base locations as well as at reg-
ular case-lot sales usually held
on sidewalks outside the stores.
"My mother taught me to
use coupons when I was little,
and I have been using them

ever since," remarked Amber
Cloclasure, an Air Force wife
whose husband was stationed in
England in 2006. "They are like
free money. If I can save $10 at
the commissary, then that's $10
more I have to spend on some-
thing else."
So remember to visit http://
www.commissaries.com, click
on "Links" and browse through
the exciting offers and coupons
before you take the trip that's
worth taking to your local

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Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
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Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
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USS Doyle Sailors Conduct COMREL In Peru

By MC3(SW) Patrick
Southern Seas Public. ;
Guided-missile frigate USS
Doyle (FFG 39) Sailors con-
ducted a community relations
(COMREL) project July, 18 at a
local pre- school in Pisco, Peru.
Doyle Sailors renovated the
schools grounds by repainting
the exterior of the building,
pulling up weeds, and installed
new energy efficient fluorescent
lighting. All of this work and
effort was conducted to accom-
plish their mission of strength-
ening relations between Peru
and the United States.
"As opposed to other theater
security cooperation events, a

COMREL has a different sig-
nificance to it," said Ensign
James Woodside, Doyle's
morale, welfare and recreation
(MWR) officer. "We're work-
ing with groups of people who
are in need of a little help. It
gives us a different sense of
appreciation. The students
saw that somebody was will-
ing to come and improve their
surroundings and make a bet-
ter place for them to learn."
COMREL projects like this
show the U.S.'s commitment
to work closely with our part-
ner nation hosts to showing the
local people how well we inter-
operate together.
"I feel these COMRELs

are a big part of our mis-
sion," said Chief Operations
Specialist (SW) Robert Harvey,
assigned to Doyle's operations
department. "It leaves a last-
ing impression on the com-
munity. It says a lot about how
Americans conduct themselves.
We go to these countries and
they appreciate the fact that
someone took time to think
about their needs. It sends a lan-
guage of love and friendship."
Harvey said he enjoys help-
ing others and finds comfort in
improving the lives of others.
"I feel at peace being able
to help others," he said. "The
biggest thing is when those
students came into class last

Monday, they knew someone
had been there and did some-
thing to improve their lives.
They may not know it was us,
but they'll know it was a part-
ner nation. They'll have a sense
of pride in their community
As the project was winding
to a completion, some of the
Doyle Sailors were able to take
time and play a game of soccer
with a group of neighborhood
"I think that was the most
rewarding thing we did there,"
said Harvey. "We were actu-
ally able to interact and have
some fun with the neighbor-
hood children. For one moment,

it took those kids out of the
atmosphere they were in. They
didn't look at us differently
anymore when we played with
them, we were just people that
were getting involved with their
local community and they loved
it. I think that was one of the
major portions of the whole
Harvey said he feels the
impression Doyle Sailors left
with the community will inspire
them to help others and con-
tinue a lasting friendship with
the United States.
Doyle is on a six-month
deployment to Latin America
and the Caribbean as part of
Southern Seas 2009 in support

of U.S. Southern Command
(SOUTHCOM)'s Partnership of
the Americas strategy.
Southern Seas is an annual
deployment that focuses on
conducting exercises, military
to military engagements, and
theater security cooperation
engagements enhance relation-
ships with partner nations in the
region. This year's deployment
includes Doyle, USS Kauffman
(FFG 59), USS Ford (FFG 54),
and is executed by DESRON
40 as Commander, Task Group

Ike Stops At Mayport After Successful Deployment

By MC2 Elisha Dawkins
Navy Pubhc,, Support Element
Detachment Southeast
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
(CVN 69) (Ike) and embarked
Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
7 stopped at Naval Station
Mayport to drop off members
of Helicopter Anti-submarine
Squadron (HS) 5 and to pick up
family members for their transit
back to Naval Station Norfolk
July 28.
The ship is returning to its
homeport following comple-
tion of a successful five-month

"This is my seventh deploy-
ment and first with HS-5" said
Cmdr. Mark Leavitt. "This is
my first time on Eisenhower.
The Sailors kept me very busy;
it was a great experience."
Ike and the other units
assigned to Carrier Strike
Group (CSG) 8 deployed to
the 5th and 6th Fleet Areas
of Responsibility in support
Operation Enduring Freedom
conducting maritime security
operations and theater security
cooperation operations.
"I think everyone had a ful-

filling deployment; it was chal-
lenging at times and difficult
to operate where we were at in
the North Arabian Sea," said
Leavitt. "The temperature was
extremely hot; the humid-
ity was extremely high, and the
Sailors on the flight deck rou-
tinely were in a heat index over
115 and 120 degrees. But they
worked very hard and should be
very proud of what they did."
While deployed, CVW 7
provided combat support to
coalition troops on the ground
in Afghanistan flying, more

-Photo by MC2 Elisha Dawkins
Sailors and Tiger Cruise participants gather aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
(CVN 69) as the ship departs Naval Station Mayport. Tiger Cruises provide the opportunityfor
the family and friends of Sailors to share the experience of being underway on a U.S. Navy ship.
risnh',ei,' will return to homeport in Norfolk after completing a six-month deployment in the U.S.
5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and conducting
maritime security operations and theater security cooperation.

than 4,700 combat sorties and
17,000 combat flight hours.
"I couldn't be more proud
of the nearly 6,000 men and
women of the Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group," said
Rear Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, com-
mander, Carrier Strike CSG 8.
"Our Sailors have upheld the
timeless traditions of our Navy
when called upon. They deliv-
ered, providing persistent U.S.
naval power, in perfect partner-
ship with our joint and allied
partners, delivering security and
stability in uniquely important
and remarkable parts of the
USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
and USS Halyburton (FFG 40)
also assigned to CSG 8, assisted

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"I'm getting all choked up; I
am very proud of my son and
all the guys on the trip. We just
don't know the price of free-
dom," said Ralph Balcom,

father of Chief Warrant Officer
Michael Balcom.
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Group participates in military
operations around the world in
support of building partnerships
with other navies and countries
in an effort to maintain freedom
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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Welcome Back, USS Vicksburg

By Ensign Marc Schron
USS Vicksburg Public. ; Officer
Steaming majestically into the Mayport basin,
USS Vicksburg (CG 69), USS Gettysburg (CG
64), USS Halyburton (FFG 40), and HSL 46
Detachments Two, Four and Nine returned from
deployment this week after a highly success-
ful 2009 deployment as part of the Dwight D.
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.
Commanded by Capt. Chuck Nygaard,
Vicksburg's dedicated performance during a
high operational tempo deployment included for-
ward presence and power projection in support
of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, Air
Defense Commander for the entire 5th Fleet AOR,
as well as deterrence (including Theater Security
Cooperation), Maritime Security Operations,
Counter-Piracy Operations, and the execution
of multiple international military exercises from
over 17 nations.
Teaming with allies and partners through-
out the deployment, Vicksburg and the rest of
Eisenhower Strike Group further promoted

Ensign Monica Cook gets a big hug from her fiance, Ensign Mark Dress,

after disembarking USS

-Photos by Paige Gnann
A Sailor waves from the rail after USS Vicksburgpulls pierside at Naval Station Mayport on Friday.
Vicksburg was deployed as part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and operated in
the 5th Fleet area of operation and participated in counter-piracy operations and maritime security
operations. Vicksburg was teamed with USS Gettysburg and USS Halyburton during the deployment.

Brendon Harvell, 7, sits on his father's, Alvin Harvell, shoul-
ders and waves flags in anticipation of the arrival of his brother,
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Christopher Harvell.

Engineman 2nd Class Jason Harvey Bickham sees his new son,
4-month-old Jason Jr., and reunites with is wife, Emily, after
returning to Mayport with USS Vicksburg.

Ashley Brunner gets a big kiss from her returning Vicksburg
Sailor, Cryptologic Technician Collection 2nd Class (SW) Joseph
Brunner, after reuniting pierside on Friday.

Chief Sonar Technician Surface (SW) Andrew Beuck gets a kiss
from his wife, Natalia, and a hug from 4-year-old daughter, Sofia.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron Wheeler is reunited with his wife,
Simona, and daughters, Emily, 3, and Kristina, 9.

Operations Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Demarcus Lewis is sur
rounded by his family.

US-French bilateral relations and interoper-
ability during exercises with our French allies,
which included a brief turnover of the cov-
eted duties as Air Defense Commander to FS
FORBIN. Operating at the tip of the spear, the
collective contributions of four months of com-
bat operations were punctuated by providing
shotgun support during nearly 2000 Close Air
Support, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare
and Command and Control Missions. The 212
bombing and strafing runs, combined with the
non-kinetic support provided by Carrier Air Wing
7 aircraft, directly and positively supported our
coalition forces ashore.
Whether it was providing nighttime plane
guard and horizon reference unit duties for the
Landing Signal Officers on the carrier, con-
ducting National-level Maritime Interdiction
Operations, or showing the American flag and
smiling faces of US Sailors across Europe and the
Middle East, Vicksburg flawlessly accomplished
all of her tasking.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009 5

Welcome Back, USS Halyburton

By Ensign Michael Hanna
USS Halyburton Public. -
USS Halyburton made its
way back to Naval Station
Mayport on July 31 after a very
successful deployment, a fitting
way to top the 25h anniversary
of Halyburton's commission-
ing date.
Halyburton foiled numer-
ous piracy attacks and escorted
more than 30 merchant ves-
sels along the International
Recognized Traffic Corridor
(IRTC) while being assigned
to Standard NATO Maritime
Group 1 (SNMG-1).
In the month of April,
Halyburton received orders to
assist USS Bainbridge with
the developing hostage situ-
ation of Captain Phillips. Off
the coast of Somalia both
USS Bainbridge and USS
Halyburton secured a perim-
eter around the lifeboat to
conduct hostage negotiations,
prevent the pirates from reach-
ing shore, and maintain the
safety of Captain Phillips. Both

U.S. assets were successful in
recovering Captain Phillips in
excellent health and chalked up
another win for the home team
against piracy.
Halyburton was also privi-
leged to represent the United
States while conducting exer-
cises such as Inspired Union
with the Oman, Saudi Arabian,
and Pakistani Navies. The exer-
cises consisted of tactical for-
mation shifts, fast incoming
attack craft maneuvers, weap-
ons employment exercises, war
at sea scenarios as well as heli-
copter cross-decks between all
participating Navies.
The command also made
history in London, England
as the crew took part in one
of England's oldest traditions,
the Constable's Dues. The cer-
emony dates back to the 14th
Century and its premise is that
a visiting ship is required to
provide an offering to enter the
city. Halyburton made history
by being the first non-British
ship to ever perform the Tower

of London ceremony.
The six-month deployment
culminated in Halyburton pull-
ing back into homeport and
being greeted by the numerous
whistle blasts from the warships
in the basin.
Upon being moored the crew
was welcomed by cheers from
family and friends. Operations
Specialist 1st Class Reggie
Gladney and Master-at-Arms
Seaman Geoffrey Goodwell
were the first Sailors to leave
the ship so that they could
hold their newborn babies that
they had never met. After the
New Father's tradition had
taken place, the remainder of
the crew exchanged hugs and
kisses with their family and
friends, while providing tours
of the ship. Halyburton com-
pleted an extremely successful
and rewarding deployment, but
the ship remains in homeport
to conduct certifications until
the next time it is called back to

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW/AW/FMF) Noel Martinez holds his 3-year-old son, Noel Ir., after
returning to Mayport on deployment with USS Halyburton.

i f t blA :

-Photo by MC2 Gary B. Granger Jr.
Sonar Technician Surface Seaman Joshua Moore gets a big hug and kiss from wife, Darla, on Delta
Pier Friday after returning to Mayport i'ithr USS Halyburton. Moore's son, Wyatt, watches as his par-
ents reunite.

-Photo by MC2 Gary B. Granger Jr.
Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW) William C. Jones bends to pick up his 4-year-old son, Demoni, after disembarking USS Halyburton.
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-Photo by Paige Gnann -Photo by Paige Gnann
Culinary Specialist 1st Class Ronald Moody reunites with wife Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Jeffrey White gets a welcome-home
Jacquita and 2-year-old daughter Jaterrica. kiss from his wife, Megan.

-Photo by MC2 Gary B. Granger Jr.
Seaman James Sheldu gets a welcome-home kiss from wife, Amber
during USS Halyburtons homecoming Friday.

-Photo by Paige Gnann
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) Chris Washington tries to
catch the attention of his 6-month-old son, Logan, while mom,
Leah, watches the reunion.

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6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

4th Fleet Sailors Visit Local Children's Hospital

By MC1(SW) Holly Boyn-
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/
U.S. Fourth Fleet
Sailors from U.S. Naval
Forces Southern Command
(NAVSO) and U.S. Fourth
Fleet visited the Wolfson
Children's Hospital in down-
town Jacksonville July 27
during a community relations
(COMREL) project.
The six Sailors spent time
with the patients and handed
out toys and Navy ballcaps dur-
ing the event, sponsored by the
NAVSO White Hat Association

(WHA). WHA members
have conducted several com-
munity relations projects in
Jacksonville. NAVSO's WHA
consists of Sailors in pay grades
E-6 and below who volunteer
their time to conduct events
which build local relationships
and strive to support the U.S.
Navy's dedication to supporting
community ties.
"I am very proud of the
efforts of my 4th Fleet Sailors
to bring the spirit of good-
will and partnership the Navy
embodies," said Rear Adm.

Vic Guillory, Commander,
U.S. Naval Forces Southern
Command and U.S. Fourth
Fleet. "Though our area of
focus is hundreds of miles away
in Central and South America
and the Caribbean, I feel we
have just as much of a respon-
sibility to the Jacksonville area
and our local community."
Fourth Fleet is responsible
for a variety of humanitar-
ian assistance/disaster relief
deployments, and theater secu-
rity cooperation projects such
as COMRELs. As the headquar-

ters staff, Sailors at 4th Fleet
relish the opportunity to expe-
rience the same type of com-
munity involvement they help
the Naval units in the region
"Attending the Children's
Hospital COMREL brings to
light the exacting efforts we are
trying to accomplish at 4th fleet
for our South American partner
nations," said Quartermaster 1st
Class Neil Gray. "I can imag-
ine what the sailors and soldiers
of our Cooperation events, and
medical missions we do down

in South America feel when
they complete a tour. I don't
think we realize just how much
of an amazing difference we
make in the humanity of our
world every day.
As the Navy component
command of U.S. Southern
Command, NAVSO's mission
is to direct U.S. Naval forces
operating in the Caribbean,
Central and South American
regions and interact with
partner nation navies with-
in the maritime environment.
Operations include counter-

illicit trafficking, theater secu-
rity cooperation, military-to-
military interaction and bilat-
eral and multinational training.
U.S. 4th Fleet is the numbered
fleet assigned to NAVSO, exer-
cising operational control of
assigned forces. U.S. 4th Fleet
conducts the full spectrum of
maritime security operations
(MSO) in support of U.S.
objectives and security coop-
eration activities that promote
coalition building and deter


bers. The group also discussed
ways in which each country's
maritime forces could work
together more effectively in
order to stem the flow of illicit
Subject Matter Expert
Exchanges were conducted
between Simpson's crew and
the SENAN in a range of fields,
from medical to boarding and
search procedures. Other areas
included firefighting and dam-
age control, small arms main-
tenance, fuel testing, diesel
engine maintenance, outboard
engine repair, and a leadership
exchange where Simpson junior
officers, chiefs, and petty offi-
cers met with their SENAN
counterparts to discuss the com-
monalities of their experiences.
"It was nice to have a posi-
tive impact on the Panamanians
and to know that the knowledge
we passed on may help to pre-
vent personnel or equipment
casualties," said Chief Gunner's
Mate (SW) Keith Novak on
the weapons maintenance
exchange. "These exchang-
es provided venues to share
knowledge and experience with
the Panamanians maritime force
and will serve to improve the
efficiency of our forces operat-
ing together in the future."
Simpson worked with the
SENAN on other events to
demonstrate their commitment

-Photos by BM2 Erskine Arnold
Above, Simpson Sailors pose alongside Panamanian Maritime
Force members and students of School Republic of Guatemala
during a Community Relationships project at the school. Right,
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Michael Moore demonstrates the
proper treatment for a compound fracture, one of the eight basic
war wounds, to members of Panama's Maritime Force.

to the local community. The
ship's crew presented Project
Handclasp donations of one
medicinal and two hygiene pal-
lets to Ruices' Health Center, a
local health center for the disad-
vantaged, and a medicinal pallet
to the SENAN Health center.
Project Handclasp is a collec-
tion of donated items delivered
around the world by the U.S.
During the presentation,
Simpson's Wardroom, Chief
Petty Officer's Mess, and First
Class Association purchased
and donated toys and sup-

plies to a local education cen-
ter called School Republic of
Guatemala. Students from the
school attended the presenta-
tion and put on a performance
of cultural dancing.
Earlier in the week, Simpson
Sailors worked alongside
SENAN members to con-
duct a community relations
(COMREL) project at the
School Republic of Guatemala.
The project consisted of
repainting the outside of the
center as well as repairing a
badly damaged fence surround-
ing the school, which will

increase the security of the area.
The participants also repaired
a bathroom and refurbished the
Along with all of the work,
there was a donation of aca-
demic materials: puzzles,
human body dummies, geomet-
ric figures, radio-recorders, and
computers previously donated
by the government were refur-
bished by Simpson's crew and
restored to working condition.
This project was aimed at
enhancing the quality of educa-
tion for the more than 650 chil-
dren who attend the education
center. Lt.j.g. Brittaney Tabb
attended the project, spending
her time interacting with the

"This reminds me of why I
love my job," said Tabb. "Our
presence here has made a posi-
tive impact on the communi-
ty and will help to serve and
strengthen our Nations' rela-
tionship for years to come. Our
Sailors were truly honor, cour-
age, and commitment personi-
fied today."
The parents and staff of
the center cooked a tradi-
tional Panamanian dinner for
the participants. During the
dinner, a representative of
the Panamanian Minister of
Education who was in atten-
dance, spoke to the group about
the importance of the work that
they were doing.
Simpson's crew also spent

a day playing SENAN mem-
bers in softball and soccer and
co-hosted a barbeque after the
All of the TSC events were
setup by Simpson during a port
visit to Panama two months ear-
lier in deployment with the help
of the U.S. Military Group and
U.S. Embassy in Panama.
The events were conducted
alongside the enormous amount
of work that comes during a
mid-deployment repair period.
Simpson's crew experienced a
busy, but fulfilling port visit.
Simpson's visit to Panama
supported the U.S. Global
Maritime Strategy by estab-
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ATG Mayport Helps Out Cummer Museum

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
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 vol-
unteer to assist travelers with
locating arrival and departure
gates, telephones, baggage
claim and ticketing areas. The
Ambassadors provide vital
customer assistance and a lot
of smiles to ensure a pleas-
ant and memorable experience
while traveling through our air-
port. Benefits of being in the
Ambassador program include
gratitude of the passengers
served each day, invitations, to
volunteer appreciation events,
free parking at the airport, meal
voucher for every four-hour
period worked, service recog-
nition and the opportunity 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-
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! Visit our website
for more information: www.
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 mis-
sion of the Navy-Marine Corp
Relief Society is to provide

emergency financial help and
educational assistance to mem-
bers of the Naval Services -
active, retired, and family mem-
bers when in need: to assist
them achieve financial self-suf-
ficiency and to find solutions
to emergent requirements. By
helping the service member and
family through difficult times
and by assisting them to devel-
op their own problem solving
capabilities, they will achieve
financial stability, increase self-
worth and reduce the need for
future financial assistance. If
you are interested in volunteer-
ing and would like more infor-
mation, contact Bill Kennedy
at 270-5418, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

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Nine members ofAfloat Training Group Mayport participated in a volunteer project at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens on July 27. The volunteer work included landscaping, cleaning of the
concourse, and to improve the physical appearance of the parking lot. Participating in the event were ABFC Rutherford James, BMC Pritchard Guy, BMC Schkrutz Nick, QM1 Richards Curtis, QMCS
Richardson Duane, BMC Murray Donald, BM1 Tiffany Shane, ABHCS HoltJamie, BMC Baranski Larry.


8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Aug. 6: CPO Club Mug
Night and Homemade Salsa
Contest. 3-7 p.m. at Foc'sle
CPO Club with free hours
d'oeuvres 4-6 p.m., drink spe-
cials and all-you-can-drink soft
drinks for only $1. Thursday
night is reserved for active and
retired Chief Petty Officers and
their guests. For contest infor-
mation, call AWRC Jon Abell at
Aug. 6: Karaoke Night. 9:30

p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Castaway's
Lounge. All Hands welcome.
(Free) 270-5313
Aug. 7: Summer Outdoor
Movie (Star Trek, PG-13).
Start time is at sunset, or
approximately 9 p.m. every
Friday at Sea Otter Pavilion.
Light refreshments available
for purchase. Bring your lawn
chairs or blankets and bug
spray, just in case. (Free) 270-

Aug. 9: Bowling Family and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.
Fun Night. 5-8 p.m. every Foc'sle CPO Club with all
Sunday at Mayport Bowling can-drink soft drinks for
Center. Cost is $9 per person $1, drink specials and 35
and includes All-You-Can Bowl wings. All Khakis wel
with shoes, spaghetti dinner, (Chief Petty Officers, Of
music videos, light show and and their guests). For
colored headpin bowling for Club activity information
prizes. 270-5377 AWRC Jon Abell at 850
Aug. 11: 5K/10K Fun Run. 5941.
8 a.m. start in front of the Gym. Aug. 11: Men's Fall So
(Free) 270-5451 Meeting. 11 a.m. in the
Aug. 11: All Khaki Wings lobby. 270-5451

m. at
, call


Aug. 13: Karaoke Night.
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at
Castaway's Lounge. All Hands
welcome. (Free) 270-5313
Aug. 14: Spades
Tournament. 6 p.m. at
Castaway's Lounge. (Free) 270-
Aug. 14: Live Band Hith.
9 p.m.-l a.m. at Castaway's
Lounge. (Free) www.myspace.
Aug. 15: Texas Hold 'Em

Tournament. 6 p.m. at
Castaway's Lounge. (Free) 270-
Aug. 15: Live Band Hith.
9 p.m.-l a.m. at Castaway's
Lounge. (Free) www.myspace.
Aug. 18: Indoor 3 V 3
Soccer Meeting. 11 a.m. in the
Gym lobby. 270-5451

Aug. 7: Summer Outdoor Movie (Star Trek,
PG-13). Start time is at sunset, or approximately
9 p.m. every Friday at Sea Otter Pavilion. Light
refreshments available for purchase. Bring your
lawn chairs or blankets and bug spray, just in
case. (Free) 270-5228
Aug. 8: Youth Pool Party. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at
the Pool. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.
Children age 9 and younger must be accompanied
by a parent. 270-5680
Aug. 14: Freedom Friday, Dance. 7-11 p.m.
at the Youth Activities Center for ages 6-12
(age 5 if completed kindergarten). Cost is $7 in
advance or $9 the day of, if space. Early sign up


is recommended. 270-5680
Aug. 14: Teen Center Extended Hours
(Water Wars). 7-10 p.m. at Club Teen for middle
and high school ages. (Free) 270-5680
Aug. 18: Teen Adventure Landing Water
Park Trip. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for ages 12 and
older. Cost is $12 per person plus money for
lunch. Permission slip required. Sign up at the
Youth Activities Center. 270-5680
Aug. 22: Teen Lock-In. 7 p.m. Saturday until
7 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $12 in advance or $15 the
day of, if space. Permission slip required. 270-

Registration In Progress For

Fall Before/After School Care

Liberty Call

The following activities tar-
get single or unaccompanied
Sailors. For more information,
call 270-7788/89 or stop by
Planet Mayport Single Sailor
Center and pick up the monthly
activity calendar with a com-
plete listing of all upcoming
Liberty events.
Aug. 6: Karaoke Thursday.
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. every
Thursday at Castaway's
Lounge. (Free)
Aug. 7: Dinner and a Movie
Trip. Pizza served at Planet

Mayport at 6 p.m. prior to
departing to the theatre. Cost
is $2.
Aug. 8: Ichetucknee
Springs Tubing Trip. Call 270-
7788 for departure time. (Free)
Aug. 10: Barracks Break
In. Free food and a movie in the
lounge of Barracks Bldg. 2105
starting a 6 p.m.
Aug. 11: Dive Club
Meeting. Divers and non-div-
ers welcome. Call 270-7788 for
meeting time.
Aug. 14: Spades

Tournament. 6 p.m. at
Castaway's Lounge. (Free)
Aug. 15: Texas Hold 'Em
Tournament. 6 p.m. at
Castaway's Lounge. (Free)
Aug. 16: Beach Clean-Up
Volunteer Opportunity. 8:45
a.m. Call 270-7788 for details.
Aug. 22: Kayaking Trip.
7 a.m. departure to Guana
Reserve. Cost is $35. Sign up at
Planet Mayport.
Aug. 23: Deep Sea Fishing
Trip. Cost is $65. Call 270-
7788 for trip departure time.

MWR Mayport is currently
accepting registration for Fall
Before and After School Care
at the Youth Activities Center,
located in on-base housing.
The Before and After School
Care Program at Naval Station
Mayport (also known as School
Age Care, or SAC) is nationally
accredited and open to children
in kindergarten through fifth

grade. Fees are based on total
family income and a fee scale.
The program is held Monday
through Friday during regular
school weeks and opens each
morning at 6 a.m. and closes
at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the
program is open on non-school
days and early release days dur-
ing the school week (closed
federal holidays). Seasonal
camps are available during

school breaks.
Transportation is available
to and from both Finegan and
Mayport Elementary Schools.
Some additional elementary
schools in the local area provide
transportation to the base Youth
Activities Center. For more
information on this program,
call the MWR Youth Activities
Center at 270-5680.

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THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009 9

Officials Prepare to Launch MWR Survey

By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service
Defense Department officials
are preparing to launch the first
militarywide survey to assess
morale, welfare and recreation
"We've established standards
for all the services," said Arthur
Myers, principal director for
the deputy undersecretary of
defense for military community

and family policy. No\\ we
want to get feedback from the
[servicemembers] on how we're
doing with our programs."
Myers' office is conducting
the survey with the help of CFI
Group, an international custom-
er-satisfaction consulting firm
with headquarters in Ann Arbor,
Mich. It will be e-mailed July
27 to about 600,000 randomly

selected servicemembers and
will appear as being from CFI
Group "on behalf of DoD."
"So, remember, when you get
that, it's not spam," Myers said.
Some 120,000 active duty
servicemembers in each service
will receive an invitation to par-
ticipate, and another 120,000
surveys will be spread across
the 26 joint-base installations.

Though the survey will collect
data on participants' service
branches and, if they choose to
provide it, their ethnicity, the
responses will be completely
anonymous, Myers emphasized.
It's also important, he added,
that those selected participate
in the survey to ensure the best
level of accuracy in the results.
Though the survey will be

sent only to active-duty ser-
vicemembers, Myers encour-
aged those selected to take their
families' opinions into consid-
eration when responding. As
more data is gained, future sur-
veys will be open to the reserve
components, he added.
Those receiving surveys will
have about three weeks to par-
ticipate. When the responses

are collected and analyzed, the
findings will be published on
the Defense Department Web
site, as well as on Military
Community and Family
Policy's Military OneSource
and Military Homefront sites.

New Shoreline Fishing Requirement In Effect

\From Florida Fish and I
servation Commission

. Con-

Florida's new shoreline fish-
ing license requirement takes
effect Aug. 1.
Resident anglers who fish for
saltwater species from shore
or a structure affixed to shore
must have a $9 shoreline fish-
ing license or a $17 regular salt-
water fishing license.
Nonresident anglers need
a regular nonresident saltwa-
ter fishing license to fish from

shore or from a vessel. Short-
term and annual nonresident
fishing licenses cost between
$17 and $47.
The shoreline requirement
allows exemptions for resident
anglers who fish in their home
county, using live or natural
bait, on a line or pole without
a line-retrieval mechanism.
This exemption does not apply
to anglers who use nets, traps,
gigs, spears or who gather sea-
food by hand or any type of

gear other than hook and line.
Other exemptions apply for
anglers who qualify for tem-
porary cash assistance, food
stamps or Medicaid. Also, resi-
dent anglers who are age 65 or
older and children under age
16 may fish without a license.
Active-duty military person-
nel may fish without a license
while home on leave in Florida.
Licensed fishing piers have
licenses that cover everyone
who fishes from them.

The FWC suggests the $17
regular saltwater fishing license
may be the best option for most
resident anglers unless they are
certain they will fish only from
shore or a structure affixed to
shore all year.
By creating the shoreline
fishing license, the Florida
Legislature arranged for Florida
anglers to be exempt from a
more expensive federal angler
registration requirement that
will take effect in 2011.

The Military Gold
Sportsman's License is avail-
able to active duty and retired
military Florida residents. The
cost is $20 for $83.50 worth
of license and permit fees. The
license covers hunting, fresh-
water and saltwater fishing, and
a variety of associated permits.
The Military Gold
Sportsman's License is avail-
able at Florida Tax Collector
Offices only. As proof of eli-
gibility, applicants must pres-

ent a current military ID card,
and either orders showing a cur-
rent assignment to Florida or a
Florida driver license.
More information about
fishing license requirements
is available at MyFWC.com.
Click on "Newsroom" and
"Media Resources." For infor-
mation about fishing on board
Naval Station Mayport, contact
MWR's Outdoor Adventures at

M WR Sports/Fitness

A Men's Softball
Organizational meeting will be
held Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at the
The Summerfest 5k/10k Run
will be held Aug. 11 with an 8
a.m. start in front of the Gym.
A 3v3 Indoor Soccer
Organizational meeting will be
held Aug. 18 at 11 a.m.
A Dusk to Dawn one-day
softball tournament will be held
Sept. 4 starting at 6 p.m. until
dawn. Cost is $225 per team
Sign up by Aug. 25.
The Surfside Fitness schedule
is as follows:
7 a.m., TRX with Ruthie and
10:30 a.m., Broken Hearts

The Fitness

P.O.W. is



Strength: TRX;

Stretch: Neck

11:30 a.m., Step n Kick
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

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

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the CEL Resident Satisfaction Survey. Balfour Beatty Communities
encourages residents to fill them out and return them.

The survey is part of a performance assessment program. Balfour
Beatty Communities ranks "extremely" satisfied and "very good" a
passing grade on the survey and any score that is less than this is
considered unacceptable.

"We truly strive to exceed our resident's expectations and hope
that every resident enjoyed their home and the services that we
provided," explained John A. Armstrong, Community Manager for
Balfour Beatty Communities.

Once residents complete their surveys and seal them in the
postage paid envelopes provided, they can simply bring it to the
Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office and drop it in
the authorized locked mailbox. Only CEL employees will open the
returned envelopes. Survey results are completely confidential and

"The survey allows us to see where we are succeeding and where
there is room for improvement," said Armstrong, "it's important for
residents to fill them out honestly."

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10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Military Prepares For

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service
2010 Quadrennial Defense
Review now under develop-
ment envisions a U.S. military
with the wherewithal to con-
front current threats such as
al-Qaida as well as having the
capacity to meet future security
challenges, a senior Defense
Department official said July
The future security envi-
ronment "is going to be more
challenging" and will "involve
a mix of adversaries," David
Ochmanek, deputy assistant
secretary of defense for force
development, told reporters
attending a Defense Writers
Group breakfast. Ochmanek is
heavily involved in the develop-
ment of the 2010 review.
The congressionally man-
dated Quadrennial Defense
Review is conducted by the
Pentagon every four years to
assess the threats and challeng-
es faced by the United States
and to rebalance the Defense
Department's strategies, capa-
bilities and forces necessary to
confront today's conflicts and
predicted future security chal-
lenges, according to a Defense


Department fact sheet.
"There is still a lot of delib-
eration going on," Ochmanek
said, regarding the ultimate
capacity of U.S. forces envi-
sioned in the 2010 review,
which is due to Congress by
Ochmanek said Defense
Secretary Robert M. Gates has
"explicitly" acknowledged
throughout the process that the
United States has important
security interests in multiple
regions of the world, and there-
fore needs to retain the capacity
and capability to project power
to defend those interests.
"So, there's very much a
desire to keep something like
a 'two-war' or multi-engage-
ment capacity in the force,"
Ochmanek said, noting that he
envisions a U.S. military with
the necessary force structure to
conduct possible wars simulta-
neously on the Korean penin-
sula and against Iran.
Gates also believes that the
United States requires flex-
ible forces that can engage in
the full spectrum of plausible
challenges offered by poten-
tial foes, Ochmanek said. U.S.
forces deployed in Afghanistan

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said, while future threats could
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12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Out in Town

Thursday, Aug. 6
American Legion Post 129,
1151 S. 4th St, Jacksonville
Beach, will host a general meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Lunch menu
is served Monday-Thursday,
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is open
to the public. Dinner menu is
available from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 will
hold their monthly General
Assembly meeting at 8 p.m. at
the Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, FL. All
members and prospective mem-
bers are invited to attend. The
Fleet Reserve Association is a
world wide veteran's organi-
zation that represents nearly
165,000 active duty and retired
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard members. The FRA
Branch 290 is called the "active
duty Branch" because of the
number of active duty mem-
bers. If you have served in any
of the maritime services Navy,

Marine Corps or Coast Guard
- no matter how long, stop by
the Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, FL or call
246-6855. New members are
always welcome.
Friday, Aug. 7
Come join the Fleet Reserve
Association for a night of
Karaoke at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. Featured will be host
DOUG BRACEY, from 9 p.m.-
1 a.m. The bar will be open for
drinks and snacks.
Saturday, Aug. 8
Come join the Fleet Reserve
Association for a night of
Karaoke at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. Featured will be host
DOUG BRACEY, from 9 p.m.-
1 a.m. The bar will be open for
drinks and snacks.
The UF/IFAS Northeast
Florida Beef and Forage Group
in association with South
Prong Plantation will host an
educational program enti-
tled "Managing Wildlife and
Habitat: A Hunters Guide" on

C alendar

9 a.m.-noon at the South Prong for a present
Plantation located off Hwy 229 guided hike
South in Baker County, Florida. Florida ecos'
This hands-on program will to character
provide participants with practi- an assortmei
cal skills needed to better man- program will
age wildlife and habitat. Topics Ribault Clul
will include wildlife health, Island Cultu
weed control as well as food reservations
plot establishment and main- the program
tenance. Participants will be tional inform
encouraged to ask any questions these program
they may have about wildlife or Islands Rang
habitat management. The pro- 251-2320. F
gram will be lead by land man- tion about Fl
agers, wildlife biologists and visit www.F
university faculty. Farm Credit org.
of North Florida will provide a Monday, A
light lunch and local sponsors The F 1
will have door prizes at the end Associatiol
of the program. If you would invites you t(
like to see a more detailed agen- Branch Hor
da and directions you can visit: Road, Atlant
http://nfbfg.ifas.ufl.edu. Space start at 6:00 I
is limited and pre-registration finished by 8
is required by Thursday, Aug. be available
6. If you would like to register tion, and the 1
please call the Baker County Wednesda
Extension Office at 904-259- The Fl
3520. Association
Join a Park Ranger at 10 a.m. invites you

ation and leisurely
through different
systems on a quest
ize tracks left by
nt of critters. This
I take place at the
b on Fort George
ral State Park. No
are necessary and
is free. For addi-
nation on any of
ms, call the Talbot
er Station at ('" 4)
or more informa-
lorida State Parks,

Lug. 10
eet Reserve
n, Branch 290,
Splay Bingo at the
ne, 390 Mayport
ic Beach. Games
PM and are usually
p.m. Snacks will
for a small dona-
bar will be open.
y,Aug. 12
eet Reserve
n, Branch 290,
to participate in

its "Wings-N-Things" from
5-8 p.m., at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Rd. Snacks will
be available for a donation of
$1.50 to $. Then stay and enjoy
the music of Doug Bracey from
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15
The Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 is
hosting a Chicken-Fried Steak
Dinner from 5-8 p.m, at the
Branch Home at 390 Mayport
Rd. Dinners will include
mashed potatoes and a veg-
etable. A donation of $8 is
requested for each dinner.
Carry out orders are accepted.
The public is always invited to
dinner. Starting at 9 p.m. the
music of DOUG BRACEY will
entertain until 1 a.m. Happy
hour precedes the dinner from
4-6 p.m., all drinks are 500 off.
Sunday, Aug. 16
Join a park ranger at 10
a.m. and discover the impor-
tance 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 natural 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 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.
Monday, Aug. 17
The Fleet Reserve
Association, Branch 290,
invites you to play Bingo at the
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Rd. Games start at 6 p.m. and
are usually finished by 8 p.m.
Snacks will be available for a
small donation, and the bar will
be open.

FFSC Classes, Workshops Available In August

\From FFSC

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.
Aug. 6, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 7, 9-11 a.m., Car
Buying Tips, FFSC
Aug. 10-13, 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,
employment interviews and
marketing themselves. If you
are within a minimum of 180
days of leaving the military
see your career counselor for a
quota for this highly successful
Aug. 11, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 11, 9-11 a.m.,
Parenting Class, FFSC
Aug. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.,
FERP-Troops to Teachers,
Aug. 12, 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 con-
cern such as nutrition, toilet
training, etc. We even take
field trips several 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.
Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 13, noon-4 p.m.,
Leadership & Life Skills (E4
& Below), TBD
Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m., Credit
Report, FFSC

Aug. 17-20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m., SAVI Training, NAS
Jacksonville Chapel
Aug. 18, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 18, 9-11 a.m.,
Parenting Class, FFSC
Aug. 19, 8-11:30 a.m., Stress
Management, Wellness Center
Stress is a normal part of
everyone's life. It can be ener-
gizing 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.
Aug. 19, 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 con-
cern such as nutrition, toilet
training, etc. We even take
field trips several 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.
Aug. 20, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 20, 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.
Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m.,
Leadership & Life Skills (E7
& Above), TBD
Aug. 21, 9-11 a.m.,
Establishing A Sound Family

Budget, FFSC
Aug. 22, 8-11:30 a.m.,
Smooth Move, FFSC
This workshop is designed
for inexperienced, as well as
experienced military members
on permanent change of station
(PCS) orders. The Personal
Property Shipping Office will
provide information on how to
deal with movers and personal
property entitlements. The trav-
el section of Personnel Support
Detachment (PSD) will pres-
ent a section on travel pay and
allowances. FFSC staff will
discuss the emotional cycles of
relocation, budgeting for a PCS
move and provide some strate-
gies for families.
Aug. 24, 9-11 a.m., What
About The Kids?, FFSC
Children who witness fam-
ily violence are often forgot-
ten as the unintended victims.
A wide range of child adjust-
ment problems has been found
to be associated with exposure
to domestic violence. Parent's
need to see and understand the
effects of domestic violence
on children as encompassing
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and socialization. Parents need
to understand that there is an
intergenerational cycle of vio-
lence and they may be creat-
ing a legacy for their child of
learned violent behavior. The
purpose of this program is not
to shame parents for events
that have already happen, but
to instill hope that things can
change. The knowledge that the
violence, which many parents
incorrectly believe is unseen
by their children, is negative-
ly impacting their children's
growth and development and
may provide an additional moti-
vator for ending the violence
and seeking intervention.
Aug. 24-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
TAP Separatee 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,
employment interviews and
marketing themselves. If you
are within a minimum of 180
days of leaving the military
see your career counselor for a
quota for this highly successful
Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m.,
Parenting Class, FFSC
Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m., IA Family
Discussion Group, USO
Aug. 26, 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 con-
cern such as nutrition, toilet
training, etc. We even take
field trips several 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.
Aug. 27, 9-11:30 a.m.,
Sponsor Training, FFSC
Sponsors play a critical role
in retaining newcomers and
increasing overall productivity
and morale by making a new-
comer's arrival at the command
easier. The Sponsor Program
is designed to help facilitate
the relocation of Navy service
members and their families cre-
ating a link between the service
member and their new com-
mand. The primary goal is to
ease difficulty and reduce the
apprehensions normally associ-
ated with a Permanent Change
of Station (PCS) move.
Aug. 27, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Leadership & Life Skills (E5
& E6), TBD
Aug. 28, 9-11 a.m., Home
Buying, FFSC
Aug. 31, 8 a.m.-noon, FERP-
Career & Job Readiness
Class, FFSC
Aug. 31, 1-2:30 p.m., FERP-
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NNNavy News

Navy Christens Newest Ship Jason Dunham

From Defense Media Activity
The U.S. Navy christened
the newest Arleigh Burke-class
guided-missile destroyer, USS
Jason Dunham (DDG 109),
Aug. 1 during a ceremony at
Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
"I can tell the crew of the
USS Jason Dunham, that you
can not have a better name-
sake, nor a better sponsor. This
ship, USS Jason Dunham, will
always remind individuals that
freedom is in fact not free. It is
paid for by those great young
men and women who wear
the cloth of our nation," said
retired general and former com-
mandant of the Marine Corps
Michael Hagee, who served as
guest speaker.
Deborah Dunham served as
the sponsor of the ship named
for her late son. In accordance
with Navy tradition, she broke
a bottle of champagne across
the ship's bow and christened
the ship.
She said her son would be
very proud of the honor to have
a ship named after him.
"It's an honor to be able to do
this for Jason. I appreciate the
fact that they chose to name the
ship after Jason, but I like the
idea that they'll be able to carry
his name on in history. I'm hop-
ing that somebody, a child in
school some day, will see the
name 'Jason Dunham' and look
it up and find out what he did
with his citation. Maybe, that
will encourage them to go to the
Medal of Honor Society Web
site and find out what other men
have done for our nation, also.
"These men carry on their
heroic actions very quietly and
very humbly. So, if this is a way
of putting it out there, of what
this whole entire fraternity of
men have done for our coun-
try, I'm glad that he could be
a stepping stone for that," said
The new destroyer honors
the late Cpl. Jason Dunham,
the first Marine awarded
the Medal of Honor for his
actions during Operation Iraqi

From Missile Defense Agency Public

In conjunction with the
Missile Defense Agency
(MDA), U.S. Pacific Fleet ships
and crews successfully con-
ducted the latest Aegis Ballistic
Missile Defense (BMD) at-sea
firing event on July 30.
During this event, entitled
Stellar Avenger, the Aegis
BMD-equipped ship, USS
Hopper (DDG 70), detected,
tracked, fired and guided a
Standard Missile-3 (SM-3)
Block (Blk) IA to intercept a
sub-scale short range ballistic
The target was launched from
the Kauai Test Facility, co-
located on the Pacific Missile
Range Facility (PMRF),
Barking Sands, Kauai. It was
the 19th successful intercept in
23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis
BMD Program, including the
February 2008 destruction of
the malfunctioning satellite
above the earth's atmosphere.
Stellar Avenger was part of
the continual evaluation of
the certified and fielded Aegis
BMD system at-sea today.
At approximately 5:40
pm(HST), 11:40 pm (EDT),
a target was launched from
PMRF. Three U.S. Navy Aegis
BMD-equipped ships, the cruis-
er, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and
destroyers USS Hopper (DDG
70) and USS O'Kane (DDG 77)
detected and tracked the tar-
get with their SPY radars. Each
developed fire control solutions.
At 5:42 pm(HST), 11:42 pm
(EDT) the crew of USS Hopper
fired one SM-3 Blk IA missile.
The USS Hopper's Aegis BMD
Weapon System successfully
guided the SM-3 to a direct
body to body hit, approximately
two minutes after leaving the
ship. The intercept occurred

-Photo courtesy Michael C. Nutter
Deb Dunham christens the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham (DDG
109) at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship is named for her son, U.S.
Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honorfor his actions in

Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Freedom. On April 14, 2004,
Dunham's squad was conduct-
ing a reconnaissance mission
in Karabilah, Iraq, when his
battalion commander's con-
voy was ambushed. When
Dunham's squad approached to
provide fire support, an Iraqi
insurgent leapt out of a vehi-
cle and attacked Dunham. As
Dunham wrestled the insurgent
to the ground, he noticed that
the enemy fighter had a grenade
in his hand.
Dunham immediately alert-
ed his fellow Marines, and
when the enemy dropped the
live grenade, Dunham took off
his Kevlar helmet, covered the
grenade, and threw himself on
top to smother the blast. In an
ultimately selfless act of cour-
age, in which he was mortally
wounded, he saved the lives of
two fellow Marines.
In November 2006, at the
dedication of the National
Museum of the Marine Corps
in Quantico, Va., then-President
George W. Bush announced

that the Medal of Honor would
be awarded posthumously to
Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham.
During his speech, Bush said,
"As long as we have Marines
like Cpl. Dunham, America will
never fear for her liberty."
Bush presented Cpl.
Dunham's family with the
Medal of Honor during a cer-
emony in the East Room of the
White House on Jan. 11.
"Today, Jason takes his right-
ful place in naval history along-
side his storied legacy in the
annals of the Marine Corps,"
said Secretary of the Navy, Ray
"Though Jason is no longer
with us, his name will live on
in this magnificent warship that
represents the best our nation
has to offer. Jason's spirit -- as
a warrior, fighter, and one who
never gave up, even in the face
of great challenges lives on to
lead all of the men and women
who will ever serve aboard USS
Jason Dunham, in home waters
and abroad. In the fighting spirit

of its namesake, the men and
women of USS Jason Dunham
will never back down from any
challenge put before them,"
said Mabus.
"It's clear that having 'Jason
Dunham' written on the stern of
this ship will always force the
crew to think about why they're
serving and what they're giving
and what they expect of them-
selves. So, what Jason taught
the rest of us is something that
they can always think about as
they serve on that ship, wher-
ever it may take them," said
Michael M. Phillips, author
of "The Gift of Valor: A War
Story," a book about Cpl.
Dunham and actions leading up
to his Medal of Honor.
The ship's prospective com-
manding officer is Cmdr. Scott
Sciretta who will lead the crew
of 276 officers and enlisted per-
sonnel of the 9,200-ton vessel.
"This ship as far as the

-U.S. Navy photo
During exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS
Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA,
successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic mis-
sile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range
Facility (PMRF), Barking Sans, Kauai. This was the 19th suc-
cessful intercept in 23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis BMD program,
including the February 2008 destruction of a malfunctioning sat-
ellite above the earth's atmosphere.

about 100 miles above the
Pacific Ocean.
USS O'Kane conducted a
simulated engagement of the
target. USS Lake Erie, with
its recently installed upgraded
Aegis BMD 4.0.1 Weapons
System, detected and tracked
the same target.
After Stellar Avenger, the
same three ships participated in
the first live engineering evalu-
ation of Aegis BMD's next sys-
tem upgrade. Engineers and
ships crews recently com-
pleted installation and evalua-
tion of an advanced version of
the Aegis BMD weapon sys-
tem. For the first time, the USS
Lake Erie used this advanced
system during a live firing to
evaluate all fire control func-
tions, including launch of a sim-
ulated SM-3 Blk IB. This is a
typical step in the evaluation of

any advancement in the Aegis
weapon system. The USS Lake
Erie will fire the new SM-3 Blk
IB using this advanced weap-
on system in late 2010. This
advanced Aegis BMD system
will improve the probability of
kill against advanced threats.
MDA and the U.S. Navy
cooperatively manage the Aegis
BMD Program. Lockheed
Martin Maritime Systems and
Sensors of Moorestown, New
Jersey is the Combat
System Engineering Agent
(CSEA) and prime contractor
for the Aegis BMD Weapon
System and Vertical Launch
System installed in Aegis
equipped cruisers and destroy-
ers. Raytheon Missile Systems
of Tucson, Arizona is the prime
contractor for the SM-3 mis-
sile and all previous variants of
Standard Missile.

maritime strategy is the most
capable warship in the world,"
said Sciretta. "It can do any-
thing. You name the mission,
our Navy is ready to meet the
maritime strategy. This ship is
the most capable warship in the
"This is the greatest honor
of my life. I cannot stress with
anything greater in my heart
anything that I feel, to have the
opportunity to meet Dan and
Deb Dunham and their lovely
family, the sacrifice that Jason
made for this country, the sacri-
fice that Dan and Deb continue
to make for this country on a
daily basis. I'm deeply hon-
ored," continued Sciretta.
In the spirit of this Marine,
USS Jason Dunham will contin-
ue protecting America's liberty
by providing a dynamic mul-
timission platform to lead the
Navy into the future. Utilizing a
gas-turbine propulsion system,
the ship can operate indepen-
dently or as part of carrier strike
groups, surface action groups,
amphibious ready groups,
and underway replenishment
groups. The ship's combat sys-
tems center on the Aegis com-
bat system and the SPY-Ld(V)
multifunction phased array
radar. With the combination
of Aegis, the vertical launch-
ing system, an advanced anti-
submarine warfare system,
advanced anti-aircraft missiles
and Tomahawk cruise missiles,
the Arleigh Burke-class contin-
ues the revolution at sea.
"I feel incredibly honored
to be here today to christen
the USS Jason Dunham," said
Mabus. "To honor a Marine
who made the ultimate sac-
rifice, so that others Marines
could live and so that America
could continue to represent the
values that we do. To have a
Navy ship named after such
a Marine is in the great tradi-
tion of our naval forces. And

USS Jason Dunham is going
to represent us well, around
the world, in a lot of different
capacities, for decades to come.
"This is one of the most capa-
ble ships that the Navy has. It's
one of the most capable types
of ships that any navy has ever
had. It can mount simultaneous
defenses and attacks. Air, sea,
underwater. It is truly an inte-
grated fighting machine. And
it's got other things too. It can
deliver humanitarian aid. It can
deter some aggression. It can
reassure allies. It is an incred-
ibly capable ship, in an incred-
ibly capable navy, in an incred-
ibly complex world. And it's
something that we need, and it's
something that's going to serve
us well.
"It shows what values we
have in the United States. Not
only in the Navy and Marine
Corps, but as a country. The
values of character, of honor,
of sacrifice, of the willing-
ness to give to something big-
ger than ourselves. And I think
that the name Jason Dunham
on this ship, what he stood for,
the character that he had, the
actions that he took, will rep-
resent us well as this ship sails
in our fleet for a long time to
come," said Mabus.
"He would think it was an
absolute hoot, and he would just
enjoy it to no end. I do think
Jason would find it a huge
honor," said Dunham's mother.
"It would be our duty and
pleasure to be with the ship and
be a part of the ship for the rest
of the ship's life or my life and
the children's lives, and I'm
really looking forward to a fam-
ily cruise," said Dunham.
Additional information on
Arleigh Burke class destroy-
ers is available at http://www.



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Aegis Ballistic Missile

Defense Test Successful

14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Welcome Back, USS Klakring

By Lt.j.g. Peter Goodman
USS Klakrng Public.

USS Klakring (FFG 42)
returned to Naval Station
Mayport on July 29th with fami-
lies and friends looking on,
after completing a successful
six-month deployment support-
ing Commander, Sixth Fleet.
Klakring's deployment began
with assignment to Standing
NATO Maritime Group -
One (SNMG-1), along with
German ship, FGS Emden, and
Portuguese ship, NRP Alvares
Cabral; together, they served
as the Ready Response Force
for NATO in the region. While
part of SNMG-1, Klakring par-
ticipated in exercises INSTREX
09, FANAL 09, and Loyal
Mariner 09.
Klakring continued the lin-
eage of frigates serving as
instruments of diplomacy as she
entered the Black Sea Region,
and visited the countries of
Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, and
Turkey. The Black Sea opera-
tions were highlighted by a visit
from the President of Georgia
during Klakring's time in the
city of Batumi. Klakring's
efforts greatly contributed to
strengthening long-term US
relations with partners in the
Klakring also hosted the
President and Cabinet of
Montenegro during a similar
mission in the Adriatic Sea.
Additionally, Klakring played
host to numerous Ambassadors,
Chiefs of Defense and Navy,
and other government repre-
sentatives in the countries of
Croatia, The Netherlands,
Germany, and Belgium.
The crew also enjoyed oppor-
tunities to exercise their tacti-
cal skills in exercises spanning
the Mediterranean Sea and
Atlantic Ocean. Participating
in Caya Green 09 with ships

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-Photo by Gary B. Granger Jr.
Lt.j.g. Peter Goodman of USS Klakring (FFG 42) greets his wife during a homecoming ceremony. Klakring completed a deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibil-
ity conducting theater security cooperation engagements with regional nations.

and submarines from Israel and
Greece, Klakring's crew sharp-
ened their ASW proficiency,
and at the same time expanded
US interoperability with vital
allies. Klakring also participat-
ed in FRUKUS 09, with ships
from France, Russia, and the
United Kingdom. FRUKUS 09
took place in the port of Brest,

France, and in the waters of the
Bay of Biscay where operations
focused on a threat common to
all countries: piracy.
Returning home from his
ninth and final deployment,
Operations Specialist 1st
Class (SW) Jeremy Reynolds
remarked, "pulling in wearing
your dress uniform, seeing your

friends, family, and other sailors
on the pier waiting for you... it
lets you know you have made a
difference in someone's life and
that you are a hero to someone
in the world."
Completing his first deploy-
ment as the CO of Klakring,
Cmdr. Scott M. Smith
remarked, "the crew performed

brilliantly whether it was
rebuilding steps at an orphan-
age in Georgia, steaming in for-
mation 200 yards away from
the Russian Federation Navy
ship Severomorsk, or provid-
ing a tour to the President of
Montenegro. They are only
half the story though; the other
heroes stayed at home and took

care of the children, the house,
and the life put on hold. It takes
everyone at home and abroad
- to make a deployment like
this successful."
Klakring will be undergoing
a routine maintenance availabil-
ity before beginning prepara-
tions for her 13th deployment
next year.

-Photo MC2 Gary B. Granger Jr.
Kinsey Wellington holds a welcome-home banner for her uncle, Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class
Garrett Ryan, stationed on board USS Klakring (FFG 42).

-Photo MC2 Gary B. Granger Jr.
Kelly Viola and Lieutenant Junior Grade Brian Viola of USS Klakring (FFG 42) have the honor of
winning the first kiss after deployment during a homecoming ceremony.

-Photo Paige Gnann
Seaman John DeFrank reunites with his wife, Nicole, pierside after
disembarking USS Klakring.

-Photo Paige Gnann
Gunner's Mate 1st Class (SW) John Leach holds on tight to 4-year-
old son Carson after finding the boy and his mother Ami, on the

-Photo Paige Gnann -Photo Paige Gnann
Sailors aboard Klakring wave to friends and family members after Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical 2nd Class (SW) Tim
pulling pierside. Rackler is greeted by wife Andrea.

THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6,2009 15

HSL-46 Welcome Back Detachments

From HSL-46
HSL-46 welcomed home three of its
detachments last week. Detachments
Two, Four, and Nine returned after five
months underway in support of the
Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. All
three detachments were deployed to 5th
Fleet where they participated in evolu-
tions ranging from joint training with
allied countries to anti-piracy opera-
tions off the coast of Somalia.
USS Halyburton (FFG 40) and the
embarked Chupacabras of Detachment
TWO departed Mayport and made
three brief port stops in Rota, Spain;
Souda Bay, Greece; and Larnaka,
Cyprus. After transiting the Suez
Canal, Halyburton joined forces with
Standing NATO Maritime Group One
(SNMG-1). The presence of SNMG-1
immediately had an impact on pirate
activity in the Gulf of Aden (GOA)
as Detachment Two's helicopter
quickly located several suspicious
skiffs and stopped a pirate attack on
a merchant vessel. Over the duration
of the deployment, Halyburton and
Detachment Two stopped five attacks,
prevented numerous others, and aided
hundreds of refugees stranded in the
GOA and the Horn of Africa (HOA).
The Chupacabras also participated in
several joint exercises including Noble
Eagle with the country of Oman and
Inspired Union with the Pakistani
The highlight of the deployment
was the rescue of MAERSK Alabama
Captain, Richard Phillips. Detachment
Two played a large role in the stand
off between the United States Navy
and the four pirates holding Captain
Phillips hostage on board a small life-
boat. Detachment Two, flying their
SH-60B Seahawk helicopters provided
real time intelligence to Halyburton
and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). On
numerous occasions the aircrews
were able to position their helicopter
directly in front of the fleeing pirates,
preventing them from reaching shore
before help arrived. The Chupacabras
flew nearly around the clock for three

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-Photos by Lt.j.g. Anthony Bomba
Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Walter Trancynger ofHSL-46 Detachment
Nine is greeted outside the squadron hangar after the detachment returned to NS

Mayport with USS Gettysburg.
days during the standoff. Their efforts
were crucial to securing the safe
release of Captain Phillips.
After leaving the GOA in early July,
Halyburton, Chupacabras, and SMNG-
1 returned to Rota, Spain for a final
NATO exercise and port visit followed
by a stop in London, England. While
there, they participated in "Constable
Dues," a British Naval tradition since
1784 where ships moor at Tower
Wharf to pay their dues to the con-

stable and the Tower's guns that his-
torically provided protection to pass-
ing cargo ships. After three days in
England, the ship departed and made
best speed for it home port in Mayport,
"It has been a very successful and
rewarding deployment for Detachment
Two. There were challenges along the
way, but I am proud of each and every
member of the Detachment and their
families. It was a long deployment and

-_ -- .

- - - - -

I am glad to get back home," said Lt.
Cmdr. Shawn Blickley, Detachment
Officer in Charge.
Similarly, Detachment Four
returned home from a productive five-
month deployment to the Northern
Arabian Sea in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom. Detachment
FOUR \as.iil" deployed back
in February with two hellfire mis-
sile capable SH-60Bs and 28 highly
skilled "Grandmasters" aboard USS
Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg, under
the command of Captain Chuck
Nygaard, was tasked to provide air
defense for Carrier Strike Group
Eight (CSG8), and USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69). \11 si"
lived up to its name, providing nightly
surface search and classification for
CSG 8. The SH-60B's sensor capabili-
ties and mission flexibility proved an
invaluable asset to the Strike Group.
Detachment Four's highly skilled air-
crew kept the Strike Group safe and
aware of its surroundings with the aid
of radar, Forward Looking Infrared
(FLIR), and night vision goggles. The
steadfast vigilance of the detachment
aircrew allowed the Carrier Airwing to
rest worry free for their next day's sor-
ties into Afghanistan.
The detachment's Officer in Charge,
Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Mullen led her
detachment to accomplish Captain
Nygaard's one rule, to "be awe-
some." In addition to nightly sorties,
Detachment FOUR provided scout
aircraft for multiple transits includ-
ing six transits through the Strait of
Hormuz, two transits of the Strait of
Babb-al-Mandeb, and two transits to
the Strait of Gibraltar. They also sup-
ported logistical flights in support of
the Strike Group, provided Landing
Safety Officer training for HS pilots,
and coordinated anti-submarine war-
fare training with Helicopter Anti-
Submarine Squadron Five. The
detachment's success was a testament
to the professionalism, technical and
tactical prowess of all "Grandmasters."
The "Wreckin Crew" of Detachment
NINE, was embarked with USS
Gettysburg (CG 64). They were
ordered to the coast of Somalia to
participate in Combined Task-Force
(CTF) 151's ongoing anti-piracy
efforts. The deployment began with
a quick trip across the pond to the
first liberty port of Civitavecchia,

N i. S.&- ~ tr "" I -Photos by Lt.j.g. Anthony Bomba
-Photos by Lt.j.g. Anthony Bomba Lt. Dylan Beyer is greeted by his wife, Joanna, after returning to Mayport from
Lt. Brian Fojt stands with his wife, Heather, and infant son, Tucker, after reuniting during the detachment's homecoming. deployment.

-Photos by Lt.j.g. Anthony Bomba
Anne Mage, fiancee ofLt. Jamie Powers, holdsflowers in her hand -Photos by Lt.j.g. Anthony Bomba

presented by the returning helicopter pilot after his deployment Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Mullen is greeted by her family after returning to Naval Station Mayport with HSL-46 Detachment Four aboard
into the Arabian Gulf USS Vicksburg.


Italy. After transiting the Suez Canal,
Gettysburg "chopped" into 5th Fleet
under CTF 151's command.
The very first day on-station, the
detachment participated in the
tracking and interdiction of a sus-
pected pirate vessel loitering in the
International Recommended Transit
Corridor (IRTC). At that time, CTF-
151 flag ship was USS Boxer (LHD
4) under Rear Admiral McKnight,
which allowed for a rare joint perse-
cution of the suspect vessel involv-
ing AH-1 Cobras, AV-8 Harriers and
the "Wreckin Crew's" own SH-60B
Seahawk. This first interdiction result-
ed in the capture of suspected pirates.
The following three months of sur-
veillance in the IRTC would result in
the capture of 39 additional suspect-
ed pirates and the confiscation of 21
machine guns, 6 RPGs, numerous cell
phones, charts, and other intelligence.
In early May, USS Gettysburg was
called upon to depart the op-area
and proceed to the Port of Bahrain to
embark the new CTF 151 staff, led
by the Turkish admiral, Rear Admiral
Bener, the first Turkish Leader to com-
mand the Force. USS Gettysburg was
then christened the CTF 151 flagship
for counter-piracy operations in the
GOA. Fate was once again smiling on
the "Wreckin Crew", as the first day
back on station after liberty in Bahrain,
a distress call was overheard and with
USS Gettysburg the detachment partic-
ipated the interdiction of a pirate moth-
er ship, the first bust of its kind. It was
also the first counter-piracy operations
under the newly Turkish led CTF-151.
Seventeen suspected pirates were cap-
tured and are currently awaiting pros-
ecution in Mombasa, Kenya.
The "Wreckin Crew" and USS
Gettysburg turned over counter-piracy
duties as well as CTF-151 staff with
USS Anzio and the "Guard Dogs"
of HSL-48 Detachment Seven. USS
Gettysburg returned safely from
deployment on July 28.
For the first time in over a year, the
hanger of HSL-46 is completely filled
with SH-60B helicopters. Morale is
high as family, friends and squadron
mates are reunited. However, the cel-
ebration is short lived as Detachments
Five and Three enter the final phases
of their training toward deployments in
support of national tasking.

16 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

All three USO Centers have "Support the
Troops" bracelets available in pink or yellow
with adjustable bands for $10. If you are inter-
ested visit a Center near you.
Jiffy Lube is teaming with the Jacksonville
USO. Stop by the Mayport/Jax USO and pick
up a flyer, take it to one of the three shops listed
on the flyer along with your active military ID to
receive $10 off a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil
Change. It's a great deal and helps out the USO at
the same time!
In order to reduce expenditures and continue
troop programs, the Mayport USO has discon-
tinued its $6,000 a year lawn service. The USO
has a labor force to do the work, but is lacking
the tools. What's urgently needed with spring
approaching are working gardening tools that
may be unused in your garages. Lawn mowers,
blowers etc can all be used. Please contact Ed

USO News
Champaign at 246-3481 to coordinate your dona- www.disneywor
tions. The new Prio
United Through Reading program makes it now 50 percent
possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the first time in
the children in your life, even while thousands if offering a $2
of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS larger box to a
Center can record you reading a book to your customers to se
children and send it to them after you have gone $10.95. There
on deployment. It is a great way to make them one branded w
smile on their special day even when you can Department of
not be there with them. Please contact your local tion that support
USO center for more information. includes an AF
The Anheuser-Busch theme parks have extend- version of the n
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larger (12 x 12 x 5 /2) and for
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of North Florida athletic events
e duty service members and their
t show your military ID card at

There is a computer resource center available
to all service members with email, Internet and
word processing. Fax, copy and free notary ser-
vice is also available.
Watch TV or a movie from the video library.
Service members can also enjoy video games or
use the sports equipment.
There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet read-
ing room and a meeting room available at the
USO. The USO is available for meetings, support
groups, receptions, parties and pre-deployment
briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are
available for use.
For more information about activities or meet-
ing availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by the
center at 2560 Mayport Road.

BVA Provides Dinner For Service Families

From BVA
The Beaches Veterans
Association (BVA) sponsored
a No Dough Dinner (NDD)
for 237 family members of

our deployed service people,
Monday evening held at the
USO Mayport Center.
They were served by Pam
Coats and Janet Fitzwater of the

Center staff. These young fami-
lies endure many months alone
when their spouses are away at
sea, or overseas under hostile
fire. During these periods when

between paychecks, many find
themselves short of funds, and
in need of a small "boost" to
provide a hot nourishing meal
for their kids, Thus, the USO
ND Dinners came into exis-
tence in early 2008.
Assisted by the Mayport
Chapter of the Military
Officers Association of
America, who reached out to
Fraternal, Veterans, and Service
Organizations, who in many
cases were uniformed of what
the Jacksonville Area USO
contributed to Service Life, the

Mayport USO Center organized
the NDD to support these fami-
lies. The Community respond-
ed by underwriting these din-
ners, and many other USO pro-
grams, including the Drinks for
Balad, where the USO collects
donations for the purchase and
mailing flavored drink packets
to supplement the hot, tasteless
water our fighting men endure
in desert fighting. All contribu-
tions would be greatly appreci-
ated by our troops.
Last Mondays dinner was
funded by the BVA cookouts,

which are held monthly at the
various Post Homes,and are
open to the public. ALL pro-
ceeds go to the USO NDD's.
The members of the BVA
include American Legion Posts
233, 316 and 129; The Fleet
Reserve Association 290, and,
VFW 3270, who contributed
over $1300 to fund future din-
ners. The Public is encouraged
to bring the family to these
monthly BBQ to help the USO
support our troops, and their
families, during those lonely
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Credit Repair Can Be Self-Help Project

By Lt. Ayana Pitterson

You see the advertisements
in newspapers, on TV, and on
the Internet. They all make the
same claims:
Credit prob -
lems? No problem!"
"We can erase your bad
credit-100% guaranteed."
"Create a new cred-
it identity legally. "
"We can remove bankruptcies,
judgments, liens, and bad loans
from your credit file forever! "
Do yourself a favor and save
your money. Don't believe
these statements. Indeed, attor-
neys at the nation's consumer
protection agency, the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC), say
they've never seen a legitimate
credit repair operation mak-
ing those claims. The fact is
there's no quick fix for credit-
worthiness. You can improve
your credit report legitimately,
but it takes time, a conscious
effort, and sticking to a per-
sonal debt repayment plan.
Recognizing a Credit Repair
Everyday, companies nation-
wide appeal to consumers with
poor credit histories. They
promise, for a fee, to clean up
your credit report so you can

get a car loan, a home mort-
gage, insurance, or even a job.
It's illegal: No one can remove
accurate negative information
from your credit report. So
after you pay them hundreds
or thousands of dollars in fees,
you're left with the same credit
report and someone else has
your money.
The Warning Signs
Beware of companies that:
*Want you to pay for credit
repair services before any ser-
vices are provided;
*Do not tell you your legal
rights and what you can do-
yourself-for free;
*Recommend that you not
contact a credit bureau directly;
*Advise you to dispute all
the information in your credit
report, regardless of its accu-
racy or timeliness; or
*Advise you to dispute
all information in your credit
report or to take any action that
seems illegal, such as creating a
new credit identity.
If you follow illegal advice
and commit fraud, you may be
subject to prosecution.
The Credit Repair
Organizations Act
By law, credit repair organi-
zations must give you a copy
of the "Consumer Credit File

Rights Under State and Federal
Law" before you sign a con-
tract. They also must give you
a written contract that spells
out your rights and obligations.
The law contains specific pro-
tections for you. For example,
a credit repair company cannot:
*make false claims about
their services;
*charge you until they have
completed the promised servic-
es; or
*perform any services
until they have your signa-
ture on a written contract and
have completed a three-day
waiting period. During this
time, you can cancel the con-
tract without paying any fees.
Your contract must specify:
*the payment terms for ser-
vices, including their total cost;
*a detailed description of the
services to be performed;
*how long it will take to
achieve the results;
*any guarantees they offer;
*the company's name and
business address.
Your Rights
Regarding Credit Repair
No one can legally remove
accurate and timely nega-
tive information from a credit
report. The law allows you

to ask for an investigation of
information in your file that you
dispute as inaccurate or incom-
plete. There is no charge for
this. Anything a credit repair
clinic can do legally, you can do
for yourself at little or no cost.
According to the Fair Credit
Reporting Act (FCRA):
*You're entitled to a free
report if a company takes
jd\li iS action" against you,
like denying your application
for credit, insurance, or employ-
ment. You have to ask for your
report within 60 days of receiv-
ing notice of the action. The
notice will give you the name,
address, and phone number of
the consumer reporting com-
pany. You're also entitled to
one free report a year if you're
unemployed and plan to look
for a job within 60 days; if
you're on welfare; or if your
report is inaccurate because of
fraud, including identity theft.
*Each of the nationwide
consumer reporting compa-
nies Equifax, Experian, and
TransUnion is required to
provide you with a free copy of
your credit report once every
12 months, if you ask for it.
The three companies have a
central website, a toll-free tele-
phone number, and a mailing

address for consumers to order
the free annual credit reports
the government entitles them
to. To order, online go to http://
or call 1-877-322-8228, or com-
plete the Annual Credit Report
Request Form found at http://
www.ftc.gov/credit.com and
mail it to: Annual Credit Report
Request Service, P.O. Box
105281, Atlanta, Ga., 30348-
You may order reports from
each of the three consumer
reporting companies at the
same time, or you can stagger
your requests, ordering one
from each company through-
out the year from the central
address. Don't contact the three
nationwide consumer report-
ing companies individually or
at another address because you
may end up paying for a report
that you're entitled to get for
free. In fact, each consumer
reporting company may charge
you up to $10.50 to purchase an
additional copy of your report
within a 12-month period. It
doesn't cost anything to dis-
pute mistakes or outdated items
on your credit report. Under
the FCRA, both the consum-
er reporting company and the
information provider (that is,

the person, company, or organi-
zation that provides information
about you to a consumer report-
ing company) are responsible
for correcting inaccurate or
incomplete information in your
report. To take advantage of all
your rights under the FCRA,
contact the consumer reporting
company and the information
Have You Been Victimized?
Many states have laws
strictly regulating cred-
it repair companies. States
may be helpful if you've lost
money to credit repair scams.
If you've had a problem with
a credit repair company, don't
be embarrassed to report them.
While you may fear that con-
tacting the government will
only make your problems
worse, that's not true. Laws
are in place to protect you.
Contact your local consumer
affairs office or your state attor-
ney general (AG) if you believe
you have been the victim of a
scam. This article is not intend-
ed to substitute for the personal
advice of a licensed attorney.

How Do I Get My

Security Deposit Back?

By Lt.j.g. Molly Dennison
It has probably happened to
everyone at some point. Move
out day arrives. You have a
million things to think about:
packing, traveling to your new
home, checking in at a new
base, personal property office
paperwork... You think the
place looks fine. That "nor-
mal wear and tear" clause will
probably cover that little scuff
on the wall but the place looks
great, clean, no damage. You
paid your rent on time. You
were a model tenant. You're
sure that the check for your
security deposit will be coming
to you in about a week.
But it doesn't. A month goes
by. You start to make some
calls. Finally the check comes
but it is missing $100 or $200.
Or even worse, it doesn't come
at all. Instead you are cited a
list of damages that never hap-
pened; charged for damage to
common areas of the building
that were not covered in your
lease; or charged $250 to clean
a refrigerator. These are just a
few examples of the stories I've
heard or experienced myself.
So what can servicemembers,
who are constantly on the
move, do to prevent this in the
Get all the facts up front.
Many leases state "normal
wear and tear" will not result
in loss of security deposit. This
vague phrase can be interpret-
ed in many different ways and
often to the servicemember's
detriment. Get a list of what
the landlord expects from you
upon move-out and an account-
ing of what it will cost you if
these things are not completed.
Ask about hanging pictures and
painting walls. Do this during
the lease negotiation and make
this part of the lease itself. You
are equal parties to the lease
agreement so don't be afraid to
ask questions and follow your
instincts. Does it sound odd
that it would cost $300 to clean
a refrigerator? If the price
seems high, discuss something
more reasonable with your
potential landlord.
Think about protecting your
deposit on the day you move in.
Many people may not even
think about getting their deposit
back until after they've moved
out. As pessimistic as it may
sound, assume that this is a very
real possibility from the begin-
ning. On the day you move-in
before the landlord hands you
the keys, do a walk-through,
together. Insist upon it. Make
sure you and the landlord both
note, in writing, every part of
the home that is damaged and

cannot be attributed to you.
Pictures, pictures, pic-
Even if you've both agreed
on paper that pre-existing dam-
ages are not your responsibility,
no evidence is more compel-
ling than pictures. Take photos
(or video tape) and date them.
Take pictures when you move
in and pictures when you move
Fix what you break and be
in contact with your landlord
throughout the repair.
Sometimes damages will hap-
pen. Take responsibility for
them and fix what you break.
This way you will be in control
of the cost and will be able to
find the best price. Talk to your
landlord throughout the process.
Let him/her see the repairs and
document that they've been
approved. Remember you only
have to restore the damaged
item to the state it was in before
it was damaged. Damage to a
Formica countertop is not a free
ticket for the landlord to insist
on a granite replacement. Take
pictures and document the land-
lord's approval.
Do two move-out walk-
Walk through #1: I know,
like you don't have enough to
do in that last month before you
move out. But this is crucial.
Have the landlord come to the
home before you've paid your
last month's rent. The fact that
you still owe rent to him/her
will put you on equal footing
with your landlord. Tell the
landlord to note in writing any-
thing that needs to be cleaned
or repaired. Have the lease and
the list of what is expected upon
move-out with you at this time.
Be fair, friendly and reasonable
about the landlord's requests.
Don't squabble over whether
something is "clean enough."
Walk through #2: On the
day you hand over the keys, do
your final walk-through. Have
the landlord acknowledge that
everything you had discussed
at the last meeting has been
taken care of. Then discuss
the deposit. If your landlord is
willing, ask that he/she bring
the check that day. This is often
not required by law and the
landlord may refuse. If you do
not get the check that day, ask
that you be given a date when
it will be sent to you and make
sure, the landlord has your new
Know the laws.
Most states have laws that set
requirements on when landlords
have to return deposits. Know
these laws. Below is a sum-
mary of the state laws here in
the Southeast region.

The landlord may not charge
more than 1 month's rent for the
security deposit (this excludes
pet deposits or changes to the
premises or increased liabili-
ty). Within 35 days of lease
termination, the landlord must
return the deposit or provide an
accounting of why the deposit
was not fully refunded. If the
landlord fails to do this he/she
can be liable to you for double
the amount. However, the ten-
ant must provide a forwarding
address. Failure to do so for
180 days can lead to forfeiture
of the deposit. Code of Ala.
If the landlord does not
intend to make a claim on the
deposit, it must be returned to
you within 15 days of the end
of your lease. If the landlord
does intend to make a claim on
the deposit, he/she has 30 days
to impose the claim and justify
the claim in writing by certi-
fied mail. If the landlord does
not give notice during those 30
days, he/she has forfeited the
right to make a claim on the
deposit and it must be returned
to you. Section 83.49, F.S.
It is required that the land-
lord provide a list of existing
damages that the tenant is not
responsible for upon move-in
and that the two parties sign
this document. The law also
requires that the two parties
sign a list of damages within 5
days of move-out. The landlord
then has 30 days to return the
deposit to the tenant. State of
Georgia Landlord Tenant Law,
Official Code 44-7.
The landlord has one month
from lease termination to
return the deposit or to itemize
the withholding of the deposit
under the Rent Deposit Return
Act. La. Rev. Stat. 9:3251.
The landlord may only with-
hold funds for "unreasonable
wear and tear" to the premises.
However, this protection only
exists if the tenant gives a for-
warding address and so long as
the tenant has not abandoned
the property. Failure by the
landlord to comply with this
statute may entitle the renter to
$200 in damages and attorney's
Please consult your local
Legal Assistance office at the
following locations if you have
questions about your security
deposit or any other landlord/
tenant issue: Jacksonville,
Florida at (''"4) 542-2565 ext.
3006; Mayport, Florida at ('" 4)
270-5445 ext. 3017; Kings Bay,
Georgia at (912) 573-3959.



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All appliances-Attached Garage
Sales Office Open 1PM to 5PM
For Directs & Appt 241-2270

the Rest!!!
3/2 cute brick/
block home. Mins from
NAS. Ceramic/ hard-
wood 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

$0 DOWN!
If you havelandor
own family land, your
land is your CREDIT!!!

Beautiful 3/2 mobile home
ready to move-in today
low down pmt and
owner will fin. Call
BEST BUY in Portside
West. All newly done 3/2
w/patio. Eat-n-kitchen
incl. new refrigerator,
range & microwave. New
carpet in all bdrms, new
vinyl in bath & kitchen.
New storage shed.
Exc. cond. & comm. pool.
Avail. immed. $17,500.
Call 302-764-9164

www.J axhomebuy.com
MULTI-UNITS for sale.
Priced Reduced 8 unit apts/
small trailer park, land for
development. 2BR or 3BR
Houses with down pymnt
& owner fin'g. 545-4920


alue Place. Ask about
paying weekly. Newly
built, furnished studios,
full kitchens, free utili-
ties w/cable. 8341 Dames
Point Crossing Blvd.
904-743-7100 Stay less than
a month & weekly rate
applies. Must present ad.
Based on availability
Offer expires 9/1/09

ARLINGTON-2, 3, & 4br
$99.00 Move's You In
Month FREE rent. No dep
Azalea Ridge 904-725-8155
1, 2 &3BR Apts. & Home
rentals, $550 & Up. 249-5611.

We Appreciate You!
$ Xili nll Lrcdit no down payment -VA approved
A First Time Home Buyers,
New Construction, Short
S Sales, Re-Sales, Relocations

Call Dennis Kinkopf 904-868-3252

Laurie Potter (USN Retired)

Mortgage Loan Officer
904.256.2051 Direct
904.463.2065 Cell
Bank of Ameica, N.A., Member FDIC
Q Equal Housing Lender 2009
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and conditions apply Th is not a com- Bankof America'
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Jacksonville, FL 32217

Located in Baymeadows Area Off295

Jo www.maglp.com

Jacksonville Beach,near
ocean. 2BR unfurn apt
$795/m 222 Fourth Ave S
904-221-4134/ 703-5518

Northside $599 Spacious 2/1
CH&A, water incld. HUD Ok
Ask about our Senior
Discounts. Call 764-7801

2BR/2BA $675mo
***$299 Moves You In***
141 Old Orange Park Rd.
Call 904-264-4263

Clean, quiet in country
setting, water included.
$545MO. 904-783-0288

Across from ocean 2/1
apt. 103 16th Ave S. Jax
Bch. $995mo.
Jax Beach 1/1 apt,
211 N. 8th St. No dogs.
All properties 1/2 mo dep.
Broker/ Owner
Call any day 612-4296

2/2.5 w/gar, like
new, granite,
2 hardwd, stainless,
2mstr stes, $475ea. or
$950. AvI. now 912-322-9288

end unit w/ gar, new
2br/2.5ba w/ bonus rm,
1200sf $950m 904-465-7970

Ponte Vedra Beach
New Luxury 3br/3ba, 2cg
gated, 200yds to beach,
pool, hot tub, granite &
ss appIs $1800m 234-7433

Like new Lrg 2/2, w/d
incld, many amenities,
$1000mo. 904-545-1664

Southside/Gate Pkwy N.
1/1, w/d, gated, pool,
gym, alarm, porch, lake
view, $950m. 904-534-5397

San Pablo Area
$450m Includes
bedroom, private bath,
V2 of 2 car garage, utilities
Male preferred.
Call 904-223-1843,
571-5215 2

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

ATLANTIC & 9A- 4/2, Irg
rms, 1900sf, nw crpt/pnt,
updtd kit, fnc bkyd HUD
ok $1100mo+dp 233-1376

Bartram Park Area
Terrace TH 3/2.5, den,
2cg, 1860sf, $1650rent /opt
Owner/Agent 904-226-2738

Hampton Comm.
Exec. 3/2 single fam.
home w/pool & spa.
Close to 9A & 1-95.
Pool & lawn maint.
provided. Comm. svcs
avl-pool, soccer, ten-
nis, playground, bskt-
ball & more. Rental
could be ready as
early as Sept. 15th.
$2550m+1mo damage
dep. All applicants
will be screened. Call
904-363-3111 for appt.

BCH 3/2, $1100mo.
Upgraded, hdwd,
granite, waterview
florida rm, great fam.
neighborhd. 904-556-6119
RENT- $700m. 2/2,
several miles to
904-908-8844; cell 422-0309
rm, 1700sf, 2cg, Irg
bkyd, nr schools,
lots of amenities.
$450m-will split btwn
mates. 904-302-2286
LIER '93- Z24,
convert., good top
& tires, A/C, AT,
no leaks, hi-mi's.
Kevin 874-8941. $2200.

Brookwood Forest
Very clean 2/2 home,
1112sf, 1cg, w/d hkup,
fncd, wd deck, pet dp.
$995m+$800dp. 10rin
to base. 904-535-2802

3/2 in beautiful Kensing-
ton, wooded yard, comm
pool, tennis & b-ball
$1200mo. + sec. dep.
Call Robert 904-403-1039
MANDARIN 3/2/2 new
paint, new lights & fans,
fp, pond view, great
schools $1095mo 472-7079







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MAYPORT 791 Deer-
field Lk Condos #803.
2BR, 1.5 BA, pool,
$700/mo $650 dep. Yd

MAYPORT-New house
in Mlayport Village
way. 3br/2 fll baths, 2
half baths, 4 car gar,
security sys., huge
kitchen, balconies off
every bdrm. Annual
lease $2200m. Sec.
dep. req'd. Pets con-
sidered. 904-545-5839

NORTHSIDE 3/2, new
cpt/pnt, 1642 W. 29th St.,
Call after 1 0am
661-312-8888. $635m/$500d
Orange Park Country Club
Brick 4/3, 2cg, 2200sf,
freshly painted, new car-
pet, $1500mo. 904-307-5834

ch&a no pets, $650mo +
$600dep. 879-2892
Southside-Nice 3/2, Ig den,
gar, hrdwd firs, $1195mo
Furn 2/1 & 2/2, clean &
shaded $695mo. 737-0537
furn'd room for
rent. No Lease .
fIncludes utilities
$480m. 904-375-1814 for
SPRINGS 3/2/2,
1774sf, fpl, dining
rm, stainless appls,
fncd yd, 16x20 shed, FL.
rm, $1400m. 904-599-5785

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

Spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
+ Large A/C office and screened
back porch. Brick house with tiled
living area, kitchen & hallways
'1,500/Month -Available Sep 1st
No pets, and no smoking please
904-616-6480 between 8:00AM & 8:00PM

Work Phone #

SHalf Off First
Months Rent.
Townhome $975m
St. Johns Co.
gated comm. 2/2.5, Icg,
pool, playground. CR210
nr 1-95, exit 329.

1 & 2 BR weekly/monthly

Large Beautiful 3/2 only
$650. a month call

RENT Call now about
our August M/l Specials
Call 695-2255

rm, 1700sf, 2cg, Irg
bkyd, nr schools,
$ lots of amenities.
$450m-will split btwn
mates. 904-302-2286

For Sale
Commercial /Industrial
For Rent
Businesses For Sale
Office Space For Sale
Office Space For Rent
Retail For Sale
Retail For Rent
St. Johns Commercial/
Industrial For Sale
St. Johns Commercial/
Industrial For Rent
St. Johns Businesses
For Sale
St. Johns Office Space
For Sale
St. Johns Office Space
For Rent
St. Johns Retail For Sale
St. Johns Retail For Rent

Southpoint- frontage on
Phillips: Off/WH/ Shwrm
12,000sf stand alone bldg
grt access CCG2 993-8877

wanted 62+ pri-
vate room, bath,
salary. 388-9001 Iv msg

A/C Repair Service
CAC 1815374.
28+yrs exp. If I can't fix
it their is no service
call charge 755-7760

AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Building Supplies
Business/Office Equipment
Craft/Thrift Stores
Estate Sales
Garage Sales
Hot Tubs/Spas
Kid's Stuff
Machinery & Tools
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Musical Merchandise
Portable Buildings
Public Sales
Sporting Goods
Wanted to Buy or Trade

AMaytag front
loader washer,
Kenmore electr.
dryer with oper-
h eating manuals,
both $3000bo. 790-5277

I 2:00 till ?? New
Smerch. 580 East
SKing St. Kingsland
Call Liz 576-1776



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Needlepoint pat-
tern, excellent
cond., sold for $1500,
asking $800. 904-762-5998
BED A Banner Bargain
King Size Mattress $180
Call 904-644-0498

SNGS 180 365-0957

Clean, quality inexpen-
sive furniture, Sofas,
Love Seat, Recliners,
Tables mattresses and
acc. Delivery avail. 10%
military discount. 6861
Lennox Ave. 904-314-1965
Cindy Crawford
denim sofa, chr &
ottoman w/cof. &
end tbl $600.
Moving Sale
highboy dresser
$100.00 end
tables $15.00,
garden tools,
coffee table
$20., 3 drawer cabinet
$50. Call 904-254-1503.
Brand New $150 644-0498
SOFA- reclin-
ing motion w/
pull downn cen-
ter console,
very good cond
paid $900 ask-
ing $375 pics avail.
Call 904-629-6891


piano, exercise bike,
booster seats, stroller,
carseat, boys (size 5)
clothing, women and
means clothing & shoes,
toys, and much more!
Adams Lake
2284 Brian Lakes Dr. E,
off of Normandy and
Chaffee Road
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA

904-542-5771 X243
SKW Genera-
tor Electric
start propane
or gasoline
power, low
hours $375.
Jim 241-1243

SMust Sell $95 I FOOTBALL
i s 904-644-0498 logo 4x23'. Great
Ii i I for parties, 5 new, $5ea.
siss plu L269-4312

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Private Instruction
Specialty Training/

CYMBAT, stan-
dard flr stand,
twin Ludwig mal-
lets, gd cond., $100
cash. 904-264-6054 after 4p

112 acres, fields oak &
pine trees. Deer, turkey
& quail $2495 p/acre
taxes $350. 843-671-5624


SON '05-1200 Cust.
Sportster, blk
/chrome, L8000mi's,
gar., many extras, exc.
cond. $9000 obo

'99 VS800,
9400mi's, bur-
gundy, wind-
shield, saddle
bags, custom tandem
seat w/passenger back
rest. $2,999. Jerry

Gators Football
Call 800-786-8425

'68-orig. owner, 327

Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted

American Pitbull Terrier
10 wks w/board of health
papers, ADBA, all shots.
Call Dave & Faye Mason
904-583-6056, or 904-583-0515
Shots/Wormed 2M/2F.
$300-$350 call 477-4754
Vet checked. W/F, HC,
S/W, $125. 904-386-3142
2 females 1 male $300
Call 904-673-4813
CORGI PUPS- Pembroke,
AKC, Reds & Tri's $500-$600
www. mccartyscorgis.com
9wks, H/C, Dapple, F $400
904-964-4203 or 502-7696
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion. lines, all colors
avl now. $1200 904-607-4488
German Shepard Pups
Sable, 11wks old, $250
Golden Retriever Pups
AKC Males Only wormed
& shots $250. 229-560-3823
shots/wormed Born 6/3/09
$250. 904-240-6554
Apricot, ACA Regist.
HC, $250. 904-771-3885
2 silver fem $700. 334-4058
Rat Terrier Pups UKCI,
many colors $250-$450.
$400. CKC $300. 786-9613
or 610-7942. Vet approved

bass boat with trailer.
50hp Johnson out-
board motor, new
electrical wiring, Minn
Kota trolling motor,
live well, fish and
depth finder, new inte-
rior paint. Housed in
dry dock storage.
Runs great. $2500 obo.
Call 904-536-7167

t 22' WA, Trophy
2005, 125 merc,
VHF, marine, ste-
reo, head camper,
GPS, fish/ find 80 hrs,
garage kept, cruise fish
$19,900. 762-0291

$275obo. Jim
X 241-1243

new tires, windshid,
70|70mpg, saddlebags,
S new tires, exc cond.
15kmi's. $1500 obo.

tj ssuper-sport, teal
Sw/white hardtop,
runs great $8000. Patti

SBuick Reatta '88
Classic! low mi,
power everything,
great shape. Must
sacrifice $2500 obo.
Bob 247-9532 or 612-0566

T '06- exc. cond.
i 62kmi's need to
W sell, still under
wa r r. $1 4,900.
912-882-6444 (Red)

2dr, HT 6K, 5spd,
35mgg city, 41mpg
Hwy, ice cold air,
$1500. 912-882-6444

5spd, 2dr, red, 143k,
exc cond $5000obo.
V 912-674-9795

1998 1 .8L,
4cyl, 5spd, CD
plyr 100k
mi's, runs
great, good
mpg, $2500. Jake

1994 98
Fully loaded
160k new 3800
V6, runs great,
$2500. Jake 808-780-7825

SUBARU Impreza
'06- WRX / STI,
$23K, 4cyl, turbo,
26,500mi, no modi-
fications, adult owned,
extended warranty. Call
Waylon 904-652-6369

Alive or Dead 237-1657
Call 813-1325


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FDIC is Recruiting in

Jacksonville, Florida

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, is opening a Temporary Satellite

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Before you buy, shop these local dealerships first!

9850 Atlantic Blvd.

6914 Blanding Blvd

Green Cove Springs

4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060

2250 US1 South

4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111

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

2255 US1 South 797-4567

3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036

2330 US1 South 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, FernBch.

1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561

1-95 N. Eit 129 (Yulee)

Green Cove Springs 264-4502

At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.

9650 Atlantic Bld. 725-3060

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826

Green Cove Springs
2250 US1 South

1325 CassatAve. 899-1900

11333Phillips 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 Eit 373, Fer Bch.

6373 Blanding Blvd.

10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000

7040 Blending Blvd 77-5100

4620 Southside Blvd. 6424100

7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673

9850 Atlantic Bld. 725-0911

6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600

10231 AtlanticBlvd. 724-1080

7018 Blanding Bld.

9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911

1810 Cassat Ave.

7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400

Green Cove Springs

2250 US1 South

11503 Phillips Hwy.

10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155

6501 Youngerman Circle.

1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561

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

2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486

Commeral Leasng Since 195
2810 St. Augustine Rd. 398-5000

10231 AtlanticBlvd. 722-1694

9875 Atlantic Blvd.


11401 Philips Hwy.

6833 Beach Bld.

10211 Atlantic Bld.

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