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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Mayport Gym Opens Oct. 16Sweat will be rolling and groans of pain will be heard next week when Naval Station Mayport Gym opens its doors to work outs after completing a major 3-year overhaul and addition to the facility. The fitness center opens for regular business on Oct. 16 beginning at 5 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 10 a.m., with special guest Congressman Ander Crenshaw in attendance. Funding for the new Fitness Center was provided through the FY10 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill as a congressional add by Crenshaw. In order to accommodate the ribbon cutting cer emony, MWR is requesting all visitors use the westside entrance of the facility until after the ceremony is complete. The 100,000 square foot fitness center will incorpo rate all elements of a full-fledged fitness program into a single facility in a centralized location. It includes more than 18,000-square-feet of strength training and cardio floor area, three group exercise rooms, a cycling studio, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts, a family fitness room, and a 50-meter indoor pool. The project began with NAVFAC and MWR lead ership partnering to create an initial vision for the new fitness center as a valuable resource for the entire installation community. The fitness center will support Navy training requirements and offer multiple oppor tunities for self-directed and group led physical fit --Photo by Sarah BarthelemyNew state-of-the-art workout machines line up along the windows at the newly-renovated NS Mayport Gym. The gym is set to open to the public on Oct. 16 at 5 a.m., followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The gym has been under renovation since 2010. In order to accommodate the ribbon cutting ceremony, MWR is requesting all visitors use the westside entrance of the facility until after the ceremony is complete. -Photos by Damian BergThe Naval Station Mayport Fleet Family Support Center is joined by base Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, back middle, Executive Officer, Cmdr. Pat Pickard, left, and CMDCM Bob White, right, in supporting the movement against domestic violence. Take Pledge Against Domestic ViolenceNaval Station Mayports Commanding Officer Capt. Wes McCall signed the proclamation to take the pledge officially kicking off the Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct. 2. Team Mayport is pledging to be strong and take a firm stand against domestic violence against family members, said Olivia Duffy, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate at Mayports Fleet and Family Support Center. The Navy is observ ing Domestic Violence Awareness Month as a tool to inform the Navys Sailors about domestic violence prevention, how to identify the warning signs and how to report abuse. I hope that each and every command is talking about domestic violence awareness as well as their families to help make TRICARE Is Minimum Essential Coverage For Affordable Care Act There has been a steady stream of expect ed questions at the TRICARE Service Center concerning the pending Affordable Care Act. Weve had active duty as well as retirees ask ing about the Affordable Care Act and how it relates to their TRICARE coverage, said Renee Proctor-Brown, RN, BSN, Clinical Liaison Nurse and Manager of NHBs TRICARE Regional Appointment Center. The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, requires a person to maintain basic health care coverage-called minimum essential cov erage. Beginning in 2014, if a person does not have minimum essential cov erage, a fee will have to be paid for each month not covered. The main thing peo ple need to understand is that TRICARE is an enti tlement. The Affordable Care Act does not impact TRICARE, although TRICARE does meet all the minimum qualifica tions needed for the act, Proctor-Brown said. Proctor-Brown noted that although TRICARE already complies with many Affordable Care Act provisions, TRICARE has added a program to match the health care laws provisions extend ing health insurance coverage to dependent children until age 26, with the TRICARE Young Adult program from existing TRICARE Prime or Standard coverage. Even beneficiaries who have lost health care at up to age 23 and are enrolled in an institution of higher learning can now purchase coverage up to age 26. Bottom line, attests Proctor-Brown, the TRICARE program is considered minimum essential coverage. If a person is using any of the following health plan options, they have the coverage required by the health care reform law: TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, TRICARE Standard and Extra, TRICARE Standard Overseas, TRICARE For Life, TRICARE Reserve Select (if purchased), TRICARE Retired Reserve (if purchased), TRICARE Young Adult (if purchased)and US Family Health Plan. Additionally, a person has minimum essential coverage if they are cov ered by either transitional health plans such as Transitional Assistance Management Program (premium-free, 180 days) or Continued Health Care Benefit Program (if purchased, 18-36 months). Simply being eligi ble for premium-based TRICARE benefit plans such as TRICARE Young Adult (TYA), TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR), TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) and the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), does not constitute mini mum essential cover age. Eligible beneficia ries must purchase and be in good standing, by paying their premiums to have coverage in force, to qualify for minimum essential coverage under these TRICARE pro grams. If a person qualifies for one of TRICAREs purchased plan options, then they will only meet the requirements for minimum essential cov erage if they purchase it. It is recommended that everyone checks that they are getting the most affordable coverage for themselves and their family that best meets their health and wellness needs. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits a per sons budget and needs. Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013 with coverage beginning as early as January 1, 2014. A person can compare TRICAREs purchased plan options with their current employers health insurance or other civilian options offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace at 800-318-2596, TTY: 855-889-4325 or, https:// www.healthcare.gov/> Additionally, for those civilian govern -See TRICARE, Page 13Capt. Wes McCall, commanding officer of Naval Station Mayport, signs a domestic violence proclamation with the Fleet Family Support Center Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Olivia Duffy. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. See FFSC, Page 6 See MWR Gym, Page 12 COMUSNAVSO and Mayport Multicultural committee are sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage celebration today (Oct. 10) starting at 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Bring your dancing shoes and favorite Hispanic dish for a potluck. Naval Station Mayport will host its quarterly blood drive on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Building 1 training room. Walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red Cross.


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Holy Day of Obligation (call chapel for schedule) Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information, contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday at Chapel 5-8:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 270-5212. The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Shipmates, Im pleased to announce that the grand opening of the MWR Fitness Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and all are all invited to come out at 10 a.m. for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly renovated 100,000 square foot facility features three group exercise rooms, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts, a family fitness room, more than 18,000 square feet of strength training and cardio floor area, and a 50-meter indoor pool. Im con fident that theres not a better athlet ic facility in the Navy today and we are extremely fortunate to have it right here in Mayport for our Sailors and families to enjoy for years to come. Congratulations to our Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) team for receiving accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA). A great deal of hard work went into preparation for the COAs visit and receipt of this accreditation is a testament to the dedication, professionalism and the clinical and managerial expertise of our FFSC team. Congratulations once again on attaining this significant achievement. I also want to thank our installation Ombudsmen for coordinating and holding the second annual Cinderellas Closet here in Building One. The pro gram was set up by our Ombudsmen to help the wives, fiances and girlfriends of our active duty service members find dresses for the Navy ball or future com mand holiday parties. Thanks again to our Ombudsmen for providing yet another shining example of how Naval Station Mayport takes care of its own. Speaking of the Navy Ball, tick ets are on sale at MWRs ITT Office for the Navys 238th Navy Birthday Ball to be held on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Tickets range from $26 to $56 and dress is uniform service dress for military and formal for civilians. I hope to see you there. I signed a proclamation last week pledging mine and NS Mayports com mitment to fight against domestic vio lence. Anyone who has had a chance to get to know me at all knows that I am definitely a family man. Families love you unconditionally. They are there to support you during the worst of times and celebrate with you during the best of times. Each of us must understand that its never OK to mentally or phys ical abuse a family member. Lets do our part to make our homes loving and respectful. If you need help, our FFSC has a full range of advocacy support, medical and counseling services avail able to victims of domestic violence. It also offers classes, such as Anger Management and What About the Kids to help give Sailors and spouses the tools to prevent violence before it starts. If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit FFSC for infor mation on available resources. This week Mayports Fire & Emergency Services Department is recognizing Fire Safety Week and is reminding residents to Prevent Kitchen Fires. Firefighters and safety advocates are spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires (most fires start when food on the stove is left unattended) and teaching how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place. Just so you are aware, fire drills will be conducted on base throughout the week and live fire extinguisher training will be held at Building 365 on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. I have a save the date for you. On Oct. 26, MWR and Naval Station Mayport will partnering up with First Coast News and True Blue Navy Family Benefactors, Inc. for Make a Difference Day from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Wonderwood, fol lowed by a festival celebration at the adjacent field from 1-5 p.m. featuring free hot dogs and hamburgers, a haunt ed house and pumpkin patch for the kids. In the morning hours, volunteers will be at the lake working on a milelong recreation path around the lake, picnic pavilion and playground reno vations. This project is being funded through monies gifted by True Blue. Their mission is to enhance the qual ity of life for local Jacksonville Sailors and their families. All members of the Mayport community, ages 16 and up, are invited to volunteer for this event. Before I close this weeks column, I want to reiterate again how impor tant the work our civilian workmates and contractors are to Naval Station Mayports mission. Each of you, in your own specific way, support the Fleet, Fighter, and the Family and we understand the great burden that has been placed upon you and your fami lies. Im certainly glad to see most of you back at work this week. Thanks for your patience, understanding and for everything you do to make Naval Station Mayport the best in the fleet. Please continue sending your suggestions to the COs suggestion box or email them to wesley.mccall@navy.mil. Capt. Wesley McCall NS Mayport Commanding Officer Since October is the month designated to bring attention to bully ing, its effects, and how to prevent it, I will focus my next columns on this form of violence among chil dren. This information will cover Florida Statute 1006.147, Duvals antibullying policy, warning signs your child may be experiencing bullying, and how parents and schools can help with prevention. The Duval County School Board has adopt ed an anti-bullying poli cy to address bullying in the district. If your child tells you he has been bullied, the incident should be reported to the school principal or another trusted adult. Or you can call Duval County Public Schools new hotline for reporting bullying at (904) 390-CALL. Or you can still use a paper form to report the incident. These forms are found at each school and online at www. duvalschools.org Either way this report can be done anonymously. An investigation will be con ducted by the school principal or his/her des ignee. Consequences will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. If necessary, individuals involved will be referred for appropriate services. If you are still con cerned about how the incident is being handled, you can ask to sit down with the Foundations team and a member of administration at your childs school to better understand how the inci dent is being addressed. The district has created a comprehensive approach to reduce risk factors and to increase protective factors. Supports at school include the following: System of Supports (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) climate management Conflict Resolutions Program Classroom Guidance Advisory Council (SHAC): approved speakers Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program; Bully Free; Speak Up, Be Safe; and through health education courses. National Facts & Statistics every 7 minutes report avoiding the bath room at school because they fear being bullied dropout due to repeated bullying school each day due to fear of bullying Source: US Department of Justice and National School Association of School Psychologists identified as bullies have a criminal record by the time they are 24 years old identified as the cause of student suicide and stu dent homicide Source: US Center for Disease Control and Prevention percent of students have admitted to being the victim of at least one type of bullying cents and teens have been bullied online ber have engaged in cyber-bullying are more likely to have low self-esteem and to consider suicideDuval Schools Now Has Bullying HotlineJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer When we are looking for that special someone to commit to spend the rest of our lives with in sickness and in health, till death do us part, the last thing anyone would suspect is for that same person who has pledged their lives to us to become abusive in any way. When domestic violence occurs it is quite the surprise and leaves the victim wondering what do I do now? Domestic Violence can be physical, verbal, sexual or emotional abuse gen erated from either spouse and occurs regardless of race, class, economic status, civilian or military. The victim can be in fear of reporting it, because it could mean the loss of financial support; the abuser taking revenge; or believing that they as the victim are the cause of the abuse. The reality is that the abuser has entered into a learned pattern of behavior that has to be addressed with coun seling and help. If left unchecked the abuser will deny doing anything wrong, and the victim can tend to protect the abuser not wanting them to get in any trouble. This is only a recipe for disaster. Perpetrators of this kind of behavior can people we know because they can star performers at work and give no outward sign of their abusive at home behavior. That coupled with a victim afraid to say anything can lead to years of abuse and neglect for the victim. In the end, it is up to either the abus er to seek help for their problem or the victim to be willing to speak up and say something. Light has to be shone on this dark problem, exposing it to Chaplain Stephen Cloer CNSL Ministry Center Domestic Violence: Shining Light On The Darkthe light in order to find healing and help. The perpetrator often times knows full well they have a problem. They are often very remorseful for their behavior and will shower the victim with gifts and even volunteer to get help in order to make amends. However, without getting real help to break the cycle of firmly engrained behavior, the abuse will continue. A first door way to get ting help is the Chaplains office. With the opportu nity to sit and talk with the guarantee of 100 per cent confidentiality, a victim or perpetrator has an opportunity to open the door to help, and let light in on the dark times of abuse that have been happening. See Bully, Page 3


Source: www.bullying statistics.org What is Bullying? A report published by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) defines bullying as a variety of negative acts car ried our repeatedly over time. The negative acts of bullying take three forms: physical (kicking, spitting, robbing, hitting); psycho logical (spreading rumors, excluding, manipulating relationships); and verbal (cruel teasing, name calling, threatening, taunt ing).These acts all involve a real or perceived power imbalance with the more powerful child acting as the aggressor. Males tend to bully and be bullied more frequently than females. Males generally engage more often in physical and verbal bullying while females will more likely taunt, sexually insult, and spread rumors. While bullying generally begins in ele mentary school and con tinues into high school, it peaks in the middle school years. For the next three weeks I will consider this insidious act more closely and provide resources to help address the issue. In the meantime you can find additional informa tion on bullying and conflict resolution by visiting the following web sites: Tips for Parents/ Community/Schools (www.stopbullying.gov) Top Ten Tips for Parents (www.cyberbullying. us/Top_Ten_Ten_Tips_ Parents_Cyberbullying_ Prevention.pdf) Bully Free Program (www.bullyfree.com) Upstander (www. healthteacher.com) Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One. From Page 2BullyThe Sullivans Pins 4 ChiefsThe guided-mis sile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) wel comed four new chief petty officers (CPO) into its ranks, Sept. 13. Chief Personnel Specialist Errilyn Reaves, Chief Boatswains Mate Diana Garcia, Chief Hull Technician Joseph Farris, and Chief Machinists Mate Thomas Burns donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during a chief pinning ceremony. The ceremony is a unique Navy tradition that dates back to 1893, when the rank of chief petty officer was created. Command Master Chief Lee Stephens opened the ceremony by explaining a few lessons hed learned from his first chief. I learned that a good leader rewards his per sonnel in public, but disciplines them in pri vate. I learned that fixing problems is more effec tive than fixing blame and that people tend to live up to your expectations, or down to them, depending on where you set the bar, said Stephens. Cmdr. Samuel de Castro, commanding offi cer of The Sullivans, con gratulated the new chiefs on their achievement. You set the standard for execution, procedural compliance and for dem onstrating the highest levels of honor, courage, and commitment, said de Castro. The process to become a chief includes passing the chiefs exam, obtain ing the commanding officers recommenda tion and passing a review board composed of cur rent CPOs. After a com petitive selection pro cess and the completion of CPO 365, candidates finally become chiefs. This training process was both mentally and physically challenging for me. There were definite ly things I didnt under stand, but I was deter mined to trust the pro cess, said Reaves. Im proud to be amongst the leaders who serve as the backbone of the Navy. The rank of CPO comes with vastly expanded responsibilities. In addi tion to having technical expertise in his or her rate, the chief is respon sible for mentoring junior officers and leading a division of Sailors. The Sullivans is deployed in support of maritime security opera tions and theater securi ty cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photos courtesy of USS The SullivansChiefs aboard USS The Sullivans welcome their own into the CPO Mess during a pinning ceremony held at sea on Oct. 13. The ship is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Chief Personnel Specialist Errilyn Reaves, Chief Hull Technician Joseph Farris, Chief Boatswains Mate Diana Garcia, Chief Machinists Mate Thomas Burns wait to be pinned during a pinning ceremony held Sept. 13 while the ship is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR. You Are Not AloneChaplains are available 24/7 to provide you a safe place to talk with complete confidentiality to help you overcome the challenges we all face. When you join the Navy, youre part of a team-a family-a community. Youre not alone; were in this together. Contact your command chaplain today. Dont know who your nearest chaplain is? Call Navy 311 to request chaplain support in your area: 1-855-NAVY-311 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 3


4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 -Photo by MCSN Karl AndersonThe guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) transits next to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. USS Gettysburg Sailors Continue Community Outreach Overseas The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) continues to engage in community service outreach while deployed overseas. During its first port visit in early August to Marseille, France, Gettysburg donated a substantial amount of soccer equipment, jer seys, and protective gear to the ASC 3 CITES Soccer Club which hosted youth from under privileged districts. Lt. Justin Top, a Mayport Ministry Team chaplain assigned to Gettysburg, organized a community relations event in which Sailors played local children in scrimmage soccer matches. It was really fun to be in the middle of this project and get to see the positive effect on both ends, says Top. We got to interact with some incredible kids and leave them with some qual ity memories that will mean a lot to them. My hope is that even though we are all from differ ent backgrounds, we are able to feel some connection through these acts of kindness and commu nity. Gettysburg continued its community involve ment during its next port visit to Manama, Bahrain, mid September. Several crew members spent an afternoon at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) in Manama playing games and completing puzzles with the children. The Sailors finished the after noon by singing songs, reading stories, dancing and playing. Gettysburg is currently deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U. S. 5th Fleet area of respon sibility. -Photo by Lt. Justin TopElectronics Technician First Class Robert Martindale reads to a young girl at Ria School in Manama, Bahrain. Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) visited the school as part of a community relations project. -Photo courtesy of USS GettysburgChief Machinery Repairman Brandon Woodard accepts donations from Gettysburg College Womens Soccer Team distributed to soccer clubs in underprivileged districts in Marseille, France. Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jeffrey Souza, pictured above, and Lt. Justin Top, pictured below, help children with puzzles at the RIA in Manama, Bahrain. Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Magnum Silva holds children living at the Regional Institute for Active Learning in Manama, Bahrain. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the IKE CSG supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 5 -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.Operations Specialist 2nd Class Farleh Seekie stands watch in the combat information center aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). USS Gettysburg Sailors stand with members of the ASC 3 CITES Soccer Club in Marseille, France, during a community relations project. The Gettysburg College Womens Soccer Team donated soccer equipment, jerseys, and protective gear to the club. Lt. Justin Top talks with members of the ASC 3 CITES Soccer Club which hosted youth from under privileged districts. Lt. Justin Top (left) and Chief Gunners Mate Luiggi Baldo talk with members of the ASC 3 CITES Soccer Club during a community relations project. Gunners Mate 3rd Class Cheyenne Stiles fires shot lines from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 9) during a replenishment-at-sea. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brooke Oekerman receives enlisted surface warfare (ESWS) training from Chief Machinery Repairman Brandon Woodard on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.


that work to home family better, said McCall. Its an honor for me to help make a difference and take the pledge. The concept of Domestic Violence Awareness Month began as a Day of Unity in October 1981, and soon after evolved into an entire week. In 1987 the first monthly observance took place. Two years later Congress passed a law officially designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence effects readiness and the mission so anytime Fleet and Family Support Center can help get the word out and support the victims it is always a good thing, said Duffy. We have two victim advocates here where you can report a restricted and nonrestricted reports. Restricted reports do not involve mili tary chain of command or law enforcement. Unrestricted reports will be investigated by your command and or law enforcement. Both options are made avail able to victims with a full range of advocacy sup port, medical and coun seling services. Domestic violence goes beyond just physical abuse, it includes emo tional abuse as well as sexual abuse, said Duffy. The risk for abuse is greatest when victims are separated from a supportive cast. Duffy went on to say, domestic violence cuts across all age groups and social classes. It hap pens to Sailors as well as spouses; to men as well as women. We need to stop hurt ing each other, we need to make our relationships better and learn how to talk to each other with out violence, said Duffy. Lets all take the pledge and make Mayport and hopefully someday the Navy a domestic free zone. If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800799-SAFE or visit your installation Fleet and Family Support Center for information on available resources. -Photo by MC3 Damian BergAndrew Snowdon, special agent in charge of US Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), places a domes tic violence pledge sign in front of NCIS Southeast.The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. From Page 1FFSCClasses, Workshops Available At FFSCThe following class es 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. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Command Liaison FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 16, 8 a.m.noon, Point of Contact Training, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m., Data Collection Coordinator, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 16, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Military Family Employment Orientation FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 16, 1:30-3 p.m., Military Family Employment Resume Writing FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Oct. 21-25, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-noon, What About The Kids?, FFSC Building 1, Room 702 Children who witness family violence are often forgotten as the unintended victims. A wide range of child adjustment problems has been found to be associated with expo sure to domestic violence. Parents need to see, understand the effects of domestic violence on children as encompass ing behavior, emotion, development and social ization. Parents need to understand that there is an intergenerational cycle of violence and they may be creating a legacy for their child of learned violent behavior. The pur pose of this program is not to shame parents for events that have already happened, but to instill hope that things can change. The knowledge that the violence, which many parents incorrectly believe is unseen by their children, is negatively impacting their childrens growth and development and may provide an additional motivator for end ing the violence and seeking intervention. Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Ombudsman Basic Training, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Oct. 23, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Military Family Employment Orientation FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 23, 1:30-3 p.m., Military Family Employment Resume Writing FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 23, 9-11 a.m., Credit Management FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., FAP Key Personnel Training, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Training FFSC Bldg. 1 Room 1616 Oct. 28, Anger Management Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Oct. 30, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Military Family Employment Orientation FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 30, 1:30-3 p.m., Military Family Employment Resume Writing FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Oct. 30, 4:30 -5:30 p.m., Home Buying, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Retiree Workshop, Bldg. 1 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013


-Photo by MCC William TownsendMembers of the First Coast Navy Fire and Emergency Services Department at NS Mayport join Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, as he signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 6-11 as Fire Safety Week on base. This years theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires. NEX Mayport Sponsors 1st Chili CookoffThe NEX is inviting all Mayport commands to com pete in the 1st annual Last Command Standing Chili Cookoff to be held in front of the Main Exchange on Oct 25. This event is opened to all departments and ten ant commands based at Mayport. This also includes Family Readiness Groups. More than one department from the same command can enter. In addition to competing for the best chili on base, each department or group may use this opportunity to raise funds by selling their chili to customers from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Each group will determine what price they want to sell their chili for. Side dishes and drinks may also be sold but will not be part of the judging. Judging will begin at noon but you may setup as early as you like. A panel of 5 judges will select the three best tasting chili entries. The NEX will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the winners. Each group that enters the contest will receive a certificate from the NEX that they can use at a later date for up to 5 percent off their total purchase for their Christmas party or other function (discount not to exceed $250. Some exclusions do apply). To enter, contact Pam Haley at pamela.haley@nex web.org prior to Oct 11. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 7


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Valiant Returns From Caribbean Patrol The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport Sunday after completing a five-week deployment in the Caribbean Sea. The 80-member crew aboard the 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter conducted mis sions in support of Joint Inter-Agency Task ForceSouth. During the patrol, the crew stopped a go-fast vessel suspected of car rying 300 kilograms of cocaine with a wholesale value of $9.9 million as a part of Operation Martillo. A helicopter crew embarked aboard the Cutter Valiant from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, based in Jacksonville, Fla., worked with the U.S. Navy and other international part ners and spotted the go-fast vessel with two crewmembers aboard and suspicious cargo on deck. The helicopter crew stopped the ves sel, allowing the Valiant law enforcement team to climb aboard and take control of the vessel and the two suspected smug glers. The individuals were then transferred to other federal law enforcement officials for further prosecution. Operation Martillo is a joint, interagency, inter national operation with the goal of denying transnational criminal orga nizations air, land, and maritime use of Central American transshipment routes for illicit drugs, weapons and cash. The operation, led by JIATFSouth, is focused on sharing information and fus ing assets from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Law Enforcement agencies, the Department of Homeland Security along with European and other Western Hemisphere partner nations to counter this threat to U.S., and regional, security and stability. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant approaches their mooring Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, during their return to homeport at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. -Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. SotoSpouses and children of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers hold signs welcoming their loved ones home to Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, from a five-week deployment to the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Valiant crewmembers performed missions as part of Operation Martillo in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 9


NH Jax Volunteer Retires After 40 Years Naval Hospital Jacksonville American Red Cross Volunteer Retires After 40 Years By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior Writer Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles American Red Cross Volunteer Program Chairperson, Helen Donahoe, retires after 40 years here at NH Jacksonvilleof assistance to active-duty military, retired and their families. Donahoe, born in Detroit, Mich. and raised in New York City and Long Island, N.Y., became a Red Cross volunteer at NH Jacksonvilles hospi tal in 1975. She began her illustrious career of vol unteerism at Red Cross as a caseworker at Naval Hospital Key West, Fla. in 1961, where her hus band, retired Navy Cmdr. Norman Donahoe, was assigned. Back in 1961 the Red Cross had a program that assisted military families with childcare, which afforded me time to become a volunteer, said Donahoe. Little did I know that 40 years later I would still be involved with Red Cross volunteer service. Throughout each of her husbands duty assign ments, Donahoe contin ued to volunteer for Red Crossalongside fellow Army, Navy and Marine Corps spousesand in 1975 she returned to Jacksonville, Fla., a place she has called home since 1947, and applied to become a Red Cross vol unteer at NH Jacksonville. At NH Jacksonville, she began her volunteer career in recreation and later became a casework er. Donahoe was eventually chosen as chairman of volunteer programs, and for the past 38 years has supervised and coor dinated the placement and training of all volun teers within the hospital. There are currently 55 Red Cross volunteers who assist military members and their families here at the hospital. At the age of 88, Donahoe continued to be involved with casework. Even as chairman of volunteer programs, I con tinued to be a casework er, something that I truly enjoyed, said Donahoe. My most rewarding moments were when I could sit down and help someone who is in need. Donahoe expanded her realm of influence in the volunteer community and was instrumental in the establishment of vol unteer programs at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Key West in 2001 and NBHC Mayport in 2003. I cannot think of another individual who has dedicated more time and energy to the mis sion of assisting military members and their fami lies than Helen, said Jack Morgan, former Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer. For the past 10 years, in which we have worked together, she was the heart and soul of the Red Cross Volunteer Program at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Through the numerous leadership changes over time, Helen was the glue that kept the program together. Donahoe, who was instrumental in getting NH Jacksonvilles vol unteer project off the ground, retired Oct. 9 after 40 years and more than 23,500 hours of unwavering volunteer service to help those in need. It comes as no surprise that she has received both the Presidential and Clara Barton Awards for her devotion to strengthening the nation and for mak ing a difference through her volunteer services. I plan to spend more time with family and continue my hobby of oil paint ing, something I have been doing since 1969 when my husband was stationed at Fort Ritchie, Md., said Donahoe. Helen is truly one of those extraordinary peo ple who you are so proud to have on your team, said NH Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Gayle Shaffer. On behalf of Naval Hospital Jacksonville and the community, I would like to thank Helen for her service to our military membersour nations heroesand their fami lies. Her dependability and reliability has stood the test of time for volunteer retention. She will be truly missed. Mary Miciano, a native of Morgantown, W.Va., assumed the duties as Red Cross volunteer pro gram chairperson Oct. 9 and is eager to continue the standards set by Donahoe. Miciano, a retired NH Jacksonville nurse of 20 years, joined the Red Cross staff in 2010. The American Red Cross support of mili tary members and their families enhances morale and contributes to the increased operational capabilities of linking military families during emergencies, connect ing families with local resources (information and referral services), providing resiliency training (deployment services) and supporting wounded warriors at military hos pitals. The American Red Cross unwavering com mitment to members of the U.S. military, its vet erans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army in 1881. NH Jacksonvilles prior ity since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. -Photo by Jacob Sippel Helen Donahoe, Naval Hospital Jacksonville American Red Cross Volunteer Chairman, poses in front of an American Red Cross recruiting poster at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Donahoe, who was also instrumental in the establishment of volunteer programs at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Key West in 2001 and NBHC Mayport in 2003, retires after 40 years-38 here at NH Jacksonville-of assistance to active-duty military, retired and their families. -Photo courtesy of Helen DonahoeAmerican Red Cross volunteers and Navy nurses in a 1961 group photograph aboard Naval Air Station Key West. Helen Donahoe (3rd row, 4th from right) retired Oct. 9 after 38 years of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville American Red Cross voluntary service. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013


Mess Lords Invade Southeast Region Dozens of hungry Sailors chowed down on some culinary treats as Navy Entertainment and Naval Station Mayport hosted the Mess Lords Oct. 2st at the Flight Line Caf base galley. The Mess Lords are celebrity chefs whose restaurants were featured on the Food Network program Diners, DriveIns and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. The troupe at the Mayport base event included Sarah Simington who owns the Blue Moon Caf in Baltimore, Michael Boss Man Hardin who owns Hodads burger joints in San Diego and Ocean Beach and Executive Chef Brian Duffy of Kildare restaurant in Philadelphia and host of Food Networks Date Plate, and Spike TVs Bar Rescue. The aim of the group is to provide some great food as a way of thanking the military for all the sacrifices they make. It is a real honor to take time out from my business and get out and thank the people who secure our country, Duffy said. For us it is amaz ing to be able to work with Navy Entertainment to be able to meet military members from all branches. It is a great opportunity, it is almost humbling. The menu for the meal included signature dishes by the different chefs. Hardin provided the famous Hodad burg ers, Simington prepared blackened chicken and Duffy prepared some amazing barbecue baby back ribs. Many Sailors enjoyed the food, which was a welcomed change of pace from their every day meals. The culinary goodwill ambassador Mess Lords have taken their shows to military bases all over the world and even on USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Although the chefs spend a large amount of time away from home, the time is well worth a chance to boost moral for military and their families. The Mess Lords are more than willing to sac rifice their time to support our troops, said Navy Entertainment Program Director Karen Fritz. We have taken the chefs all over the world. The feedback is great, a little bit of home and great food for military and their fami lies overseas and in the states. The Mess Lords also visited NAS Jacksonville and Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay Ga. Hardin put into perspec tive why he loves what he does for the military. He recalled a wounded war rior he met in Norfolk Va. Who had lost his arm serving in Afghanistan. This reminded him of his son who was the same age. Hardin was remind ed how much respect and admiration he has towards the military around the world. Regardless of out pol itics we do this for you, he said. This is some thing we do to thank you for protecting us and our kids.Above, Celebrity chef of Blue Moon Cafe Sarah Simington serves one of the signature dishes prepared by the Mess Lords at Naval Station Mayport. Simington along with Celebrity chefs Mike Hardin also known as Boss Man, Hodads Mike Hardin, pictured far left, and Brian Duffy, collectively known as the Mess Lords have been featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.-Photos byMC2 Marcus L. Stanley THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 11


ness options for its entire patron base. The fitness centers facility spaces were designed to serve multi ple purposes, and include systems that extend the buildings service life far beyond traditional proj ects. Following the ribbon cutting, all attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments and tours of the new facility. Equipment representa tives will also be on hand to talk about the brand new, state-of-the-art fit ness equipment in the new facility. For more information, please call (904) 270-5228.From Page 1MWR GymAuto Skills Center Oct. Special: 10% off open stall fees and 4-wheel brake job, turn rotors, tire rotation and balance $225 (most vehi cles). 270-5392 Tire Special: Buy four tires and receive free rotation on those tires for life (must show receipt to receive rotation). 2705392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 payouts every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 2707204 Oct. 18: Bingomania. 6:30 pm at Beachside Bingo. Over $17,000 in prizes, drawings, prize wheel, dessert table & more! call and sign up; no tickets required. 5 pack Computers $99.00 All Paper Packs $30.00; No Coupons to be used on this day. 270-7204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our great nightly specials! Enjoy Margarita Monday, Tuesdays Pint Glass Night, Around-theWorld Wednesday, BOGO Thursday and Five Dollar Friday! Plus, Last Buck Bottles on the 14th and last day of every month! 2707205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 6 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 270-7205 NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flatscreens. Drink specials throughout the day and opportunity to win prizes every Sunday. 270-7205 Oct. 16: Game Night 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: LifeSized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 Oct. 18: UFC 166-Velasquez vs. Dos Santos. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 2707205 Oct. 25: Liberty Halloween Party. 8 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Be prepared to be scared to death. DJ, food, costume contest, prizes, games and more. 2707205 Community Events Oct. 26: Make a Difference Day 8 a.m.1 p.m. True Blue Navy Family Benefactors has partnered with First Coast News to assist in Naval Station Mayports Lake Wonderwood Project. We are inviting volunteers from the Naval Station Mayport Community to assist in this event focus ing on helping our base community. We will fol low this event with our annual Fall Fest. 270-5228 Oct. 26: Fall Fest 2013. 1-5 p.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Free activities include a haunted house, games, rides, bounce houses, take your own pictures in the pump kin patch and more. Food and beverages will be available. A variety of vendors will be on-hand selling arts and crafts, baked goodies, and more. Purchase your seasonal pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. 270-5228 Focsle Lounge CPO Club Every Tuesday: All Khaki Wings and Trivia Night. 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Focsle CPO Club with 40-cent wings, drink specials and allyou-can-drink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 270-5431 Chicken Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Focsle Lounge. Enjoy a twopiece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $7.00. 270-5431 ITT Monster Jam Tickets Now On Sale. Tickets are now on sale for Monster Jam on Feb. 22, 2014 at Everbank Stadium. 200s section is $22 and 100s is $42. 270-5145 Halloween Horror Nights Now On Sale. Tickets are now available for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando select nights from Sept. 20Oct. 31. Prices range from $44.25-$74.25. 270-5145 Jacksonville Zoo Halloween Spooktacular Tickets on Sale. Dates available Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-31. Tickets are $9.00, ages 3 and up (under 3 are free) 2705145 Oct. 18: Freedom FridaySpooktacular Costume Dance Party. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced sign-up and $10 day of. Oct. 19: Teen TripIce Skating at Jacksonville Ice and Sports Complex Departs 6 p.m.; returns no later than 11 p.m. Cost $15. The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. Oct. 11: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. Van Departs 10 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $40.00. Sign up by Oct. 8. Oct. 14: Ping Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 15: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Free Food! Stop by and bring your ideas! Oct. 16: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up dead line Oct. 7. Oct. 18: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m; transportation only. Oct. 20: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15. Sign up by Oct. 14. Oct. 23: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 27: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15; Sign up by Oct. 21. Oct. 29: Ping Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Oct. 30: Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 10, 2013 13 ment employees with Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), they are covered by a plan that satisfies the requirement to maintain essential health coverage (MEC) for each month. If a civilian government employee does not main tain MEC for each month or qualify for an exemp tion, then the Affordable Care Act requires that an individuals shared responsibility (includ ing children) is to make a payment when filing his or her federal income tax return. The Department of the Navy, Office of Civilian Human Resources, notes that the Affordable Care Act does not change any regulation regarding eli gibility to enroll in the FEHB. Employees who are on appointments that do not confer eligibil ity for FEHB are not eli gible to make an election and are encouraged to review coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Although most TRICARE health plan options already meet the requirements for mini mum essential cover age, those dis-enrolling from TRICARE and their dependents have the option of using the new Health Insurance Marketplace to get affordable coverage. They may get lower costs on monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs. They could also be eligible for free or low-coat cover age through Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP). TRICARE beneficia ries who are eligible for, but have not purchased TRS, TYA, TRR or CHCBP, have several options for getting quality affordable health insurance: if qualified and eligible, pur chase one of TRICAREs premium-based plans such as TRS, TYA, TRR or CHCBP; purchase coverage from a state Marketplace (beginning Oct. 1 2013 for coverage Jan. 1, 2014); get coverage through a family member; get coverage through the employer; get coverage from a federal program such as Medicare Part A or Veterans Affairs, etc., or coverage under a state Medicaid or Childrens Health Insurance (CHIP) program; purchase any other coverage that qualifies as minimum essential coverage. Those who have Medicare also are not impacted by the Affordable Care Act, Proctor-Brown pointed out. It is also recommend ed that TRICARE eli gible beneficiaries are also qualified for other health insurance (OHI) may choose health care coverage through their TRICARE eligibility or OHI. The law requires most individuals and their dependents to have minimum essential coverage. Those TRICARE eligible beneficiaries that have a choice in health care coverage may elect the health care options that best meet their needs. Naval Hospital Bremertons TRICARE Service Center is locat ed in Bldg 14, in the Mt. Adams Parking Lot across from the main hospi tal and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The TRICARE Regional Appointment Center (TRAC) can be reached at (800) 404-4506, and is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and closed on federal holidays. From Page 1TRICAREAdvocate For Mammography, Breast Self Exam When a woman hears the words breast cancer the world narrows dra matically. Though not the leading cause of death in women, it is one that can affect her quality of life and her relationships with family and commu nity. Treatments include removing both breasts (mastectomy) with immediate reconstruction, simple biopsy or lumpectomy (just removing the affect ed breast tissue). According to the American Cancer Society and CDC, this year over 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer but only 40,000 will die from breast cancer. One percent (approx 1,000) of breast cancers diagnosed will be men. Interestingly, in the last five years the death rate has decreased even as the rate of diagnosis has remained steadydue in large part to the tremendous effort made over the last decade encouraging women to have annual mammograms. I am a strong advocate of breast self exam/awareness (BSE) and mammography. Despite the con troversy over when, who and how often mammo grams are done, women continue to vote with their breasts and have one annually. Since cancer has been in your breast at least five to seven years before it can be identi fied on a mammogram, a monthly BSE can be life saving. Some cancers are found on mammograms as tiny grains of salt or sand. Termed ductal carcinoma in situ (DClS) and often called pre-cancerous, this form of cancer has a greater than 95 percent cure rate and may be treated with simple sur gery and radiation. While the majority of breast cancers start in the ducts of the breasts, some begin in the breast lobulesthe glands that produce milk. Lobular cancer is very difficult to detect with tradition al mammography as it is less likely than other forms of breast cancer to cause a firm breast lump. Because of this, lobular cancer often appears as a thickening of the tissue, a new area of fullness, swelling or change in the texture of the skin, such as a dimpling or peau dorange, that suddenly appears. I hope you understand why many consider BSE an important compo nent of a healthy routine. Treatment for most breast cancer is surgery, possible x-ray treatment and hor mone or chemotherapy. Advances in technology have allowed operations that require less axilla lymph nodes, medical oncology to further iden tify tumor components and treatments. No longer is everyone getting toxic medications. Some may take a hormone block ing medication for five to seven years while oth ers have chemotherapy that is less physically tax ing. Even radiation has changed to create a more targeted therapy with less disruption to underlying body parts such as the heart and lungs. It used to be a celebra tion when breast cancer patients reached the fiveyear mark. While we know that some breast cancers can reoccur within two years, we are now looking to the 10-, 15or 20-year mark. So what do we do? Lets celebrate the research and technology that have allowed women and men diagnosed with breast cancer to live longer, with less problems and side effects. Lets continue to advocate for annual mammograms and monthly BSE. Lets grow closer to our families that have supported us and the community that has fought for us. Lets continue to be the best we can possibly be and achieve that dream of a cure something Im passionate about as a survivor of my mothers breast cancer. Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten Breast Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Breast Care Center Intramural Sports Please contact Rita Hammerstad at rita.ham merstad@navy.mil for more information Oct. 18: Surf Contest. 10 a.m. at Sea Otter Pavilion. Sign up by Oct. 9. Oct. 21-24: Pre-Season Basketball Tournament Sign up by Oct. 14. Oct. 28: Mens Basketball Season Begins Season ends Feb. 13. Mayport Bowling Center Friday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rent al, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Saturday Nights: Xtreme Bowling. 8-11 p.m. every Saturday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 Sunday Nights: Bowling Family Fun Night. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes your choice of a lb hamburger or a hot dog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored head pin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 Oct. 27: Halloween Family Fun Night 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy a night of ghoulish fun which includes Xtreme Bowling, shoe rental, goodie bags, costume contest (4 age brackets) and more. $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 12 and under. Advanced tickets and reservations required. Call (904) 270-5377 for tickets. Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $15. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents Surfside Fitness class schedule Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Yoga 11:30 a.m., Zumba Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Thursday 9:30 a.m., Strength Fundamentals 11:30 a.m., Zumba Friday 9:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women Mayport Sandbox The Mayport Sandbox is a high intensity (H.I.T.) outdoor workout area located oceanfront behind Surfside Fitness Center. The area includes a Pull -up Bar and Ring rig, Kettlebells, Sleds, Tires, TRX Suspension Frame, Slam Balls, Ropes, Ab Mats, Sledge Hammers, Farmers Walk, Olympic Lift area and equipment, Monkey Bars, Low Crawl, Sprint and Drag area. H.I.T. training involves functional pro gramming that will take your workout to the next level. Monday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., NOFFS 9:30 a.m., TRX Suspension Training 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Open Sandbox Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga 7-8:30 a.m. Open Sandbox 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Friday 7-8:30 a.m., Open Sandbox 7 a.m., Command Bootcamp. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Sandbox Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Sandbox Gymnasium class schedule Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Steel Anchor 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 7 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Rowing 11:30 a.m., Spinning Thursday 5:30 p.m., Steel Anchor Friday 7:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing


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