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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCountry music superstar Tim McGraw performs for a crowd of more than 20,000 at the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. The free concert was part of the HomeFront Program which was created by McGraw, JP Morgan Chase and charity Operation Homefront, which gives mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and military members. See the full story and more photos, Pages 4-5. NPC Fleet Engagement Team To VisitA select team of BUPERS 3 and NAVPERSCOM PERSONNEL from the enlisted community management branch and career management departments will con duct a Fleet Engagement Team (FET) VISIT at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 19. All personnel are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required. This visit is intended to help command leader ship teams with current manpower issues and programs, as well as pro mote the professional and personal development of our Sailors. They will focus on navy force shap ing initiatives to include a leadership brief, enlisted force management/career waypoints brief, and enlisted detailing/distri bution brief. The following BPM/ NPC codes will be repre sented: BUPERS 32: Enlisted Community Management Branch. Deshotel, Head Enlisted Community Management (BUPERS 32) Fleet Engagement Team (BUPERS 320) Hillebrand, Surface Hull/ Electrical Tech Advisor (BUPERS 321) Griggs, Aviation Aircrew Tech Advisor (BUPERS 323E) PERS 40: Enlisted Distribution Division Branch Head Enlisted Submarine & Nuclear Assignments (PERS-403) Benjamin, Aviation Placement Lead (PERS4013PS) Naval Station Mayport FET schedule includes Briefs will be held at Beachside Community Center starting at 8:30 a.m. The schedule is as follows: 8:30-10 a.m., BPM/ NPC Military Community Management Overview for Command Leadership / All Khakis (E7 and above) 10-11:30 a.m., PERS 40 Detailing/Distribution Brief for All Khakis (E7 and above) 1-2:30 p.m., Enlisted Force Management/ E-6 and below 2:30-4 p.m., Enlisted Detailing/Distribution Brief for E-6 and below For more information, contact NCCS Kenneth Morrow at Kenneth.mor row@navy.mil or call 2706901. -Photo by Paige GnannCongressman Ander Crenshaw presents a flag flown over the U.S. Capital to Retired Command Sgt. Major William Smith during a special recognition ceremony hosted by the congressman at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 8. Smith is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for gallantry in action, extraordinary dedication to duty and distinguished Ranger leadership over a long Army career.Vets Recognized During Mayport Ceremony Congressman Ander Crenshaw formally recognized 33 Northeast Florida Veterans with Veterans Special Recognition Certificates at a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayports Ocean Breeze Conference Center on Nov. 8. Crenshaw is a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. During the annual ceremony, he officially honored the military service of veterans who served the Operation Storm. Crenshaw was joined by United States Postal Service District Manager Charles Miller who also presented cer tificates of recognition from the Postal Service to Purple Heart recipients. Jacksonvilles is a fitting time to honor all our veterans, includ ing 33 servicemen and women from Northeast Florida commu nities who received the Fourth Congressional District Special Recognition Certificate, said Crenshaw. The United States Postal Service also gave special tribute to regional Purple Heart recipients. In all, let us never for get that our nationss greatness is drawn from the blood and sacri fices of honorable and courageous men and women. I thank each of our honorees for standing in the face of incredible danger and hardship and give them my deep appreciation. Through the years, Crenshaw See Vets, Page 9


2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 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 While being the child of a military service mem ber can have a positive impact on the child, it can negatively impact his academic success. An article by Elaine Wilson in the American Forces Press Service reports that an Army study found that children whose par ents have deployed for a cumulative 19 months or more had lower school achievement test scores than children whose par ents had deployed for a lesser time or not at all. Wilsons article shared the findings of a twoyear study on the effects of deployments on mili tary childrens academic success and emotional health. The study results placed the impact for children beginning at the 19-month mark of the parents cumulative deployment time with the cumulative amount of time a more significant impact than the number of deployments. Researchers explored the findings to determine if they revealed differ ences such as location of deployment or age, gender, and rank of par ent. But similar results were found in all the dif ferences. What they did find was something peo ple have known intui tively for some time: while many military families are coping well with deploy ments, others are strug gling. Wilson provided in her article a number of rec ommendations on how to assist children struggling with deployment: *Students need addi tional support with their homework and school work either online or in person, *Installation leaders need to create a process to inform schools about which children are mili tary and the status of parental deployment, *School counselors need better access to information on resources which can help military families, and *Installations need to widely advertise the presence of school liaison officers and encourage them to foster a more collab orative effort with school administrators. The U.S. Navy has certainly recognized the importance of these rec ommendations. School Liaison Officers (SLOs) have now been posted at every major Naval instal lation. The Navy SLOs have provided parents a myriad of resources available to military-con nected families through indocs, Ombudsman Assemblies, newspaper articles, and web sites. These programs focus on how the installations SLO supports the social and emotional implications of the transitioning student: deployment and separa tion, building confidence and resiliency, and sup porting children through trauma and loss. These trainings for parents inform them of resources available to them from a variety of military and civilian organizations. On the base, parents have access to CYP programs: child care, Youth Sponsorship, Teen Center, and sports; Fleet and Family Support Center programs: coun seling, Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), deployment support, and the Family Advocacy Program (FAP); MFLCs; and Navy Marine Corps Relief. Off the base, parents have additional supports through the USO, Military OneSource, and the American Red Cross. These resources ensure that military par ents have the tools to support their childrens aca demic, social, and emo tional achievement and success. Web links include a variety of resources for assisting families, includ ing Tutoring: www.TUTOR. com; www.soarathome. org; www.march2success. com Test Prep: www.mili taryonesource.com; www.collegeboard.com/ splash/parents; www.act. org; www.majortests.com. Academic Advisement for Florida Students: www.FLVC.org. Military Family Resources: www.military. com; www.militarychild. org; www.militaryK 12partners.dodea.edu; www.fldoe.org/military; www.militarystudent.com School Information: www.americaseducation guide.com; www.school choice.com. To learn more about resources available on and off the base, as well as, additional web resources, contact me at the numbers below. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at Judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270.6289 ext. 1305 [office] or (904) 993.5860 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Impact of Deployment On Academic SuccessJudy Cromartie School Liaison Officer The lifestyle of the U.S. military is a challenging one for families. Children who experience reloca tion every 1 3 years may attend as many as nine schools before they grad uate. They deal with the uncertainty of one or both parents being deployed to combat zones, wonder ing if theyll return safely. And when they do return, families struggle through the mixture of relief, gratitude and frustrations of re-integration. Youth often carry with them a heavy burden of worry, fear and instability. On the other hand, these same families have the unique opportunity and privileges of being world travelers and global citizens. These kids are often resilient and become young adults who serve and lead in their communities. For nearly 50 years Club Beyond; a partner ship with Life Teen, Young Life and Youth For Christ, has helped youth to navigate the challenges of a military lifestyle. At more than 40 instal lations worldwide Club Beyond Staff and adult volunteers provide mid dle and high school aged youth with fun, exciting activities & events, small group discussions, ser vice projects, leadership opportunities and camp ing trips, all in the context of safe relationships and community. Kids get to come together with other mili tary kids and share life with each other and adults who have been specifically trained to walk alongside them as positive role models. And when they do PCS to the next installation, there is a good chance Club Beyond will be there too, so they can have a familiar and comfortable place to belong and grow. Club Beyond recently conducted a survey with youth who attended Winter Blitz (camp) in Austria. The results show that 87 percent of military teens involved stated that Club Beyond was important to them and made them more hopeful about their future. One teen replied, Ive been coming to club for almost a year now. Before I started going to club, I thought a lot about suicide. But at club, people there liked me for who I was. I know now that Im ok. Club Beyond is coming to NS Mayport! Well be hosting an interest meet ing for potential adult volunteers, parents and students in the Youth Room at the Chapel on Thursday, Nov, 21 from 7 8:30 p.m. Regular club meetings and activities will begin soon afterwards. To learn more about Club Beyond visit www.clubbeyond. org and look for upcoming events on the Chapels Facebook page. Chapel Takes Youth To Club BeyondAs a kid, my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal wasnt the tur key. I didnt drool over the mashed potatoes or my fathers giblet gravy. I didnt love, or even like for that matter, those miniature pickles and what-nots on my moth ers sectioned relish tray. I thought the stuffing had too many unidentifiable objects in it to be palat able, and I wouldnt even touch a yam, candied or otherwise. Believe it or not, I never got jazzed up about the pumpkin pie, even with a humongous dollop of Cool Whip. Nope. My favor ite part of my familys Thanksgiving meal was the one that sat incon spicuously in a little pressed glass dish at the corner of the dining table. It didnt require much preparation, but it was an essential part of our feast that I looked forward to every year. It was the canned cranberry sauce. Now, dont judge. After all, it was the 70s, when we ate everything out of cans. Peas, corn, fruit juice, grapefruit sections, ham, chow mien, beef stew, liverwurst, and even chocolate syrup. It was a decade that celebrated ingenious cooking short cuts like canned foods, processed meats, flavored gelatin and mini marsh mallows. Back then, canned cranberry sauce was downright trendy. Besides, that stuff is delicious. Admit it. When I was old enough to use the can opener, my mother would let me prepare the canned cranber ries for our Thanksgiving meal. After releasing the suction, and prying off the lid, the jellied cylin der would slide right out onto the pressed glass dish, perfectly intact and still showing the ridges of the can, with a pleasing little PLOP. Using a table knife, Id slowly carve the rounded mold into uni form disks that wiggled as I carried them to the table. To me, the sweet, tangy, chilled, translucent, smooth, slices glowed like rubies in the candlelight refracting through the glass dish, and they tasted simply divine. Back then, I thought that canned cran berry sauce gave our Thanksgivings Forbidden Fruit Comes In A CanLisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist Thanksgiving meal elevated status it was gourmet, fancy, high class. So why then, 40 years later, has canned cranberry sauce been relegated to the ranks of the boxed stuffing, jarred gravies, and other homely short cuts of the culinary world? Twenty years ago, I married a Navy man, and weve moved around the world. Most holidays, we were unable to travel the distance to be with extended family, so we shared meals with other Navy friends who were in the same boat [pun intended.] During the inevitable Thanksgiving meal planning conversa tions between the wives, it soon became clear that it wasnt cool to serve canned cranberry sauce. You dont serve canned cranberries, do you? they would ask, incredulously. And of course, to save face, I would lie. Oh gosh no! I always make it from scratch, you know, with the real cran berries and the sugar and, uh Id fib, praying that the other wife would volunteer to make it so I wouldnt have to search for a recipe. And at every Thanksgiving meal we shared with other military families over the years, I fawned over the homemade cranberry relishes they had been stewing all day with fresh ginger, orange zest, or cloves. However, a year has not gone by, that I did not get a secret smack of my beloved canned cranberry sauce around Thanksgiving time. Its easy to saunter by the seasonal commissary display with its fried onions, condensed milk, and chicken broth, and inconspicu ously slip a can of cran berries into my grocery cart without any of the other wives noticing. But all these years of shame and secrecy are wearing on me. Now in my 40s, Im ready to come out of the closet. Yes, I wear comfortable cotton underwear. Yes, I color my grays. Yes, Im saving my puka shell anklet from 1981 just in case it comes back into style. And yes, I will always love canned cranberry sauce. Get more wit and observations from Lisa at her blog, The Meat and Potatoes of Life, www. themeatandpotatoesoflife.com


Do You Know The Signs Of Diabetes? Question: How do I know if I might have dia betes? Answer: Some symp toms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, dry mouth, feeling weak or tired and blurred vision. These symptoms usu ally occur only in advance stages of the disease. Initially, diabetes may have no symptoms and it is during this time that medical intervention would be the most suc cessful. Some risk factors for diabetes include a family history and obesity. The only way to be certain is to see your primary care provider. Ask the Doc is writ ten by Naval Hospital Jacksonville providers from its hospital and five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. Lt. Cmdr. John Steely is from Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West. If you have a question for a physician, dentist, pharmacist or optome trist that youd like to see published, please send it to jaxpublicaffairs@med. navy.mil. NH Jax Recognizes American Diabetes Month According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabe tesglucose (sugar) lev els that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. November is designat ed as American Diabetes Month, with Nov. 14 being World Diabetes Daythemed Protect our Future. This years focus raises awareness to the ever-growing inci dence of diabetes and directing attention to issues surrounding it, the many people impacted and resources available to help. Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the bodys ability to pro duce and or use insulin the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into ener gy to sustain the body each day. ADA recognizes three types of diabetes; type 1, type 2 and gesta tional. Symptoms of diabe tes include frequent uri nation, thirst, extreme fatigue, blurry vision and weight loss to name a few. Type 1previously known as juvenile dia betesoften runs in families. Although it can occur at any age, it usually presents before 40 years of age. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin, due to an autoimmune process which destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Treatment of this type is usually through careful dieting, insulin injections and regular blood glucose moni toring. Type 2formerly known as adult onset diabetesis the most com mon form of diabetes and is due either the lack of insulin production and/ or the cells are not react ing to insulin. Risk factors include obesity, race/eth nicity (African American, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian and Hispanic), family his tory, over 40 years of age and sedentary lifestyles. Treatment of this type includes weight loss, proper dieting, regular exercise and blood glucose monitoring. Some cases may require oral medications or insulin injections. Gestational diabetes is when pregnant women show signs of high blood glucose levels, usually around the 24th week of pregnancy. This diagno sis doesnt mean that one has had, or will have dia betes afterbirth. Risk factors include women over 25 years of age, obesity, family or personal his tory and race. Treatment includes frequent moni toring of blood glucose, proper dieting, regular exercise and close monitoring of unborn child. Diabetes screenings should be considered in younger adults and children who are over weight or obese, or who are at high risk for diabe tes based on risk factors. Given the lower incidence of type 1 diabetes, there is no consensus to screen. Screening is based on individual risk factors or concerning symptoms. Screening for type 2 dia betes should be consid ered in all adults 45 years of age and older. There are several blood tests to diagnose diabetes: A1C, fasting glucose, oral glucose toler ance test and random glucose test, said Cmdr. Julie Lundstad, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles Diabetes Nurse Educator. There must be a second testsame test or a different oneconducted on a different day to confirm the diagnosis. Denial about the diag nosis of diabetes and risk of complications is com mon among patients. This may be partly due to the fact that diabetes symp toms arent painful, like chest pain with heart attacks. But the truth is, that uncontrolled diabe tes (high blood sugars) can cause complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease and lower-limb amputation, added Lundstad. NH Jacksonville will be promoting diabetes awareness throughout the month of November, sharing information about health related ser vices for its patients who already have diabetes as well as disseminating information about the risk factors and screening for the disease, as part of the ongoing preventive health care services of its Medical Home Port teams. A wellness display will be available at Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles Navy Exchange Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. to provide diabetes infor mation to our nations heroesactive duty, retirees and their families. Diabetes is a serious disease. Regular checkups and eye exams are vital to diagnosing dia betes or managing your health. Establish a rela tionship with your diabe tes educator and ask for help when needed. For more information about American Diabetes Month, go to www.diabetes.org or talk to your primary care manager. Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport (NBHC) is one of NH Jacksonvilles six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient populationabout 163,000 active and retired sail ors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their familiesmore than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manag er at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ NavalHospitalJax. -Photo by Jacob Sippel Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Diabetes Nurse Educator Cmdr. Julie Lundstad discusses the process for using an insulin device to her patient, Ruben Savala, during a check up at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. November is designated as American Diabetes Month, with Nov. 14 being World Diabetes Day-Protect our Future. This years focus raises awareness to the ever-growing incidence of diabetes, the issues surrounding it, the many people impacted and how they can manage their disease. 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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Country Music Stars Salute Veterans More than 20,000 country music fanatics helped country music superstar Tim McGraw honor vet erans during the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert at Naval Station Mayport, November 10. McGraw created the HomeFront program with JP Morgan Chase and charity Operation Homefront last year to help give mortgage-free homes to wounded vet erans and military mem bers. So far, the part nership has provided more than 70 homes to veterans. According to McGraw, it is a small price to pay to honor those who sacrifice so much. Its easy for me to show up and play music to honor the men and women who have the tough jobs, he said. To me, its just one small thing I can do to help show how much we appreciate what they put on the line and what families sacrifice every single day. I have had the privi lege of meeting many service members and their families and have heard many inspiring stories. Its something Im proud to do and want to take it as far as we can! McGraw got the crowd into a frenzy performing his latest single Highway Dont Care from his 2013 album and many others including one of his big gest hits Live Like You Were Dying which is a song about a man with a terminal illness and came out around the time his father (Tug McGraw) passed away. Even though the theme of the concert was remembering the veterans, it was a great show enjoyed by many. Im so excited about Tim McGraw! It means so much that he took time out to play this concert for us, said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Stacie Neely. We dont get to experience these types of festivities all the time because we are deployed for eight to nine months at a time. Im thankful that he has put this show on for us service members and veterans. The free concert was one of many performanc es that JP Morgan Chase has sponsored over the last 18 months. According to JP Morgan Chase Southeast U.S. Chairman Mel Martinez, this event was to honor those who sacrifice everyday on the eve of Veterans Day. We are happy to be able to give back through this concert as well as through the firms military programs to a community that has given so much to us, he said. This is an opportunity to say thank you to our service mem bers and their families who wear the cloth of this great nation. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCountry music superstar Tim McGraw performs for a crowd of more than 20,000 at the "Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront" concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. The free concert was part of the HomeFront Program which was created by McGraw, JP Morgan Chase and charity Operation Homefront, which gives mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and military members. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCountry music superstar Tim McGraw performs for a crowd of more than 20,000 at the "Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront" concert aboard Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyA concert-goer takes a photo of country music superstar Tim McGraw as he performs at the "Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront" concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyMore than 20,000 service members and their families fill the concert area at the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. The free concert was part of the HomeFront Program which was created by McGraw, JP Morgan Chase and charity Operation Homefront, which gives mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and military members.


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 5 Country music superstar Tim McGraw performs for a crowd of more than 20,000 at the "Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront" concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. The free concert was part of the HomeFront Program, created by McGraw, JP Morgan Chase and charity Operation Homefront that gives mortgagefree homes to wounded veterans and military members. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyCapt. Wes McCall, commanding officer of Naval Station Mayport, speaks to a crowd of more than 20,000 at "Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront" concert headlined by country music superstar, Tim McGraw, aboard Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyNaval Station Mayport Color Guard parades the colors as MU2 Laura Carey sings the National Anthem at the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert headlined by country music superstar, Tim McGraw, aboard Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyTyler Farr sings his #1 hit song, Redneck Crazy for the crowd of more than 20,000 at the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert at Naval Station Mayport on Nov. 10.-Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyA concert-goer records country music singer Tyler Farr as he performs at the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert aboard Naval Station Mayport. -Photo by GSM3 Hillary HicksCountry music recording artist Tyler Farr and his band tour USS Vicksburg prior to the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert aboard Naval Station Mayport.-Photo by GSM3 Hillary HicksCountry music recording artist Tyler Farr stands with crewmembers of USS Vicksburg (CG 69) after touring the ship on Sunday. Farr was at NS Mayport as part of the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert.-Photo by GSM3 Hillary HicksUSS Vicksburg Commanding Officer, Capt. Lyle Hall, presents Farr with a ships cap during a tour of the cruiser before the Chase Presents Live from the HomeFront concert at NS Mayport on Nov. 10.


Taylor Hosts Crew Of Former Mayport FrigateOn Oct. 19, 2013, plank owners and crewmem bers from USS Antrim (FFG-20) reunited to cel ebrate the commission ing of their ship 32 years ago. USS Taylor (FFG-50), under the command of Cmdr. Dennis Volpe, pro vided a guided tour to 30 crewmembers and spouses. After the tour, 53 people attended a reunion at the CPO Club on base. USS Antrim was the twelfth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guid ed-missile frigates. She was commissioned on Sept. 26, 1981, in Seattle, Washington, homeported in Mayport and decom missioned May 8, 1996. She was later transferred to Turkeys navy and is still in service under the name TCG Giresun (F491). USS Antrim crew thanked the USS Taylor for providing an exclusive tour and showing off their ship. The crew of the USS Taylor is highly trained, motivated, and edu cated, said plankowner retired Chief Electronics Technician (SW) Kevin W. Dahm. They are professionals and serve our NAVY with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Plank owners and crewmembers from USS Antrim (FFG-20) tour USS Taylor on Oct. 19 during a celebration of Antrims commissioning 32 years ago.FFSC Schedule Includes Workshops For FutureThe 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 Avenue. Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Parents and children together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 14-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Boots to Business, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 719 Nov. 18-22, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Transition GPS Separatee Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Welcome to the Military FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Are you a new military spouse or new to the area, this one day workshop provides valuable infor mation on the military lifestyle, benefits, financ es and resources. Guest speakers from the military and civilian communities will present useful infor mation to help you have a pleasant tour here at Naval Station Mayport. Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Part 1: Organizing Your Job Search & Networking FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 20, 1:30-3 p.m., Part 2: Targeting Your Resume FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 607 Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m., Troops to Teachers FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO Nov. 21, 10-11 a.m., Healthy You FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 Nov. 22, What About the Kids?, 10 a.m.-noon, FFSC Bldg. 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. Nov. 25, 9 a.m.noon, Resume Writing Workshop FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 This workshop is for those who are develop ing a rough resume and for those who are close to the perfecting theirs. We will work in a small group format to review and provide input on participants resumes. This unique learning method helps participants real ize that we can all be experts and that we can get great input from our peers. FFSC Staff will participate and provide input on individual resumes. A completed rough resume will be required. Nov. 25, Anger Management Workshop, FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 702 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 many uses, but all too often, it is at a high cost, anger can effect ones relationship, career and friendship. If you would like to break out of the get angry/get even syndrome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irra tional beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. Managing your anger group is recom mended as well. Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Active Parenting Ages 5-12 FFSC Building 1, Room 607 Nov. 26, 9-11:30 a.m., Salary and Negotiations FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 1616 Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Part 1: Organizing Your Job Search & Networking FFSC Bldg. 1, Room 60 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013


CNSL Gumataotao Visits SERMC Mayport Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, command er, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic (CNSL) visited the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) at Naval Station Mayport on Oct 29. During his visit to SERMC, Gumataotao was given an extensive tour of the command, includ ing SERMCs production department, which reconstituted its intermediate maintenance level capa bilities in June 2011. It warms my heart to see the training that Sailors are receiving here at SERMC once again. We are one team and Sailors learning the skills to maintain their ships once they go back out to the fleet is what it is all about, said Gumataotao. Gumataotao observed the production of a main reduction gear jack ing tool on the Electro Arc Discharge Machine (EDM) located in SERMCs inside machine shop. SERMC has the only such EDM machine in the Navy, which allows cuts to be made into steel within a tolerance of oneten thousandths of an inch. As a result, it allows SERMCs inside machine shop to produce parts for ships much faster and efficiently. It was rewarding for the Admiral to appre ciate our production capabilities and to point out that the work we do is making a difference on the waterfront, said Machinery Repairman 1st Class Jeremiah Love, the leading petty officer of the inside machine shop at SERMC. -Photo by MC2 Marcus L. StanleyAbove, Clarbel Toni Talmadge opens the 1920 edition of the United States Navy Regulations manual once owned by her father, Capt. Ford R. Cline, during WWII, after the book was presented to her by Chief Petty Officers from Naval Station Mayport. Left, Master Chief Master-atArms Carlos Henriquez reads a letter to Mrs. Talmadge after he returned manual was once owned by her father. The letter was written by Chief Information Systems Technician Derek Hartman, whose wife located the manual in an antique shop in Smithfield, Virginia, and together they spent months locating Talmadge to give her the book. -Photo courtesy of SERMC MayportMachinery Repairman 1st Class Jeremiah Love (Left) describes the capabilities of the inside machine shop at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) with Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (Right), during his visit to SERMC on Oct. 29. -Photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 delivers ammunition on the forecastle of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a vertical replenishment. 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. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 7


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has honored thousands of veterans who served from the 1940s through Operation Desert Storm. However, some veterans who served during this time period may not have been honored because Federal Congressional district lines were redrawn at the begin ning of 2013 and eligible veterans did not previ ously live in the Fourth Congressional District. From Page 1Vets-Photos by Paige GnannNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, joins Congressman Ander Crenshaw, William Thomson of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and United States Postal Service District Manager Charles Miller in unveiling the new Purple Heart stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service during a special Veterans Recognition ceremony held at Mayport. Yoeman 1st Class Shelby Krepps helps Veteran WWII nurse Ramona T. Music McCormick during the ceremony. Veterans salute as the Mayport Color Guard presents the colors at this years Veterans ceremony held at NS Mayports Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Dr. Harold Baumgarten is presented a Purple Heart certificate. Baumgarten landed with the first wave on Omaha Beach, Normandy and his account of what happened was used for the beach scene in the movie, Saving Private Ryan. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 9


10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Jacksonville Honors Its VetsNearly 1,000 people attend ed the Military Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the JAX Chamber Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. An annual Chamber tradi tion, the luncheon brings the regions business commu nity together to recognize the brave men and women from all branches of the local military community, including active duty, reservists, veterans and their families. We are privileged to have this annual event to celebrate the members of our local military branches, said JAX Chamber Military Issues Chair Mark Boensel. The service and commitment by these brave men and women is one of the true hallmarks of our free dom. We are honored to have so many members living in our community. The events keynote speak er was retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Fitzgerald. Adm. Fitzgerald currently consults with numerous defense and commercial maritime and aviation contractors. He is Chairman of the Board of the Association of Naval Aviators and Vice Chairman of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. Other guests included Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Major Thomas McWilliams, area commander of the Salvation Armys Northeast Florida Area Command, and Terry West, president and CEO of VyStar Credit Union, the events presenting sponsor. The Florida Air National Guard Color Guard and the Navy Band Southeast performed during the luncheon. The Chamber hosts the annual event not only to rec ognize the contributions and sacrifices made by military personnel but also to honor the militarys presence in the community and its impact on the local, regional and national economy. The military is the regions largest employer, and its activity attracts businesses to the region. The military is a significant contribution to the local economy. The region is home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), The Florida Air National Guard Headquarters, The Marine Corp Blount Island Command, The U.S. Coast Guard Mayport and Naval Station Mayport. Defense con tractors employ thousands while investing millions in the community. The strong military pres ence provides a skilled, high ly trained workforce with the knowledge to staff high-tech positions. More than 3,000 per sonnel who leave the military each year choose to remain in the region, providing a stream of employees for local businesses. Many local companies have developed specialized employ ment programs targeting the military because they recog nize veterans are a significant asset to their businesses and the community. The military community is very important to our local economy, said Daniel Davis, president of the JAX Chamber. In addition to their duties to support our nations defense, the brave men and women of the Armed Forces are our neighbors, friends and family. Their presence is a significant asset to our regions economic development efforts. JAX Chamber Hosts 11th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon -Photo by Paige GnannAn attendee at the JAX Chamber Military Appreciation Luncheon thanks a group of service members invited to the luncheon on Nov. 6.-Photo by Kaylee LaRocqueCongressman Ander Crenshaw, left, discusses the City of Jacksonville's Week of Valor events with NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander, right, and NS Mayport Commanding Officer Capt. Wesley McCall during the 11th annual JAX Chamber Military Appreciation Luncheon Nov. 6 in downtown Jacksonville. -Photo by Paige GnannService members from Naval Station Mayport attend the JAX Chamber Military Appreciation Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. -Photos by Paige GnannOperations Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Scott Lasch and Fire Controlman 2nd Class (SW) Lindsey Hunter salute as members of Finegan Elementary Safety Patrol lead the school in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Children from Finegan Elementary School place their hands on their heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at the schools Veterans Day ceremony held Nov. 8. The school is made up of approximately 98 percent of military children from NS Mayport. Lasch places salt upon the plate of the POW/MIA table as Hunter and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class (SW/IDW) Mark Simpson join him to participate in the Veterans Day ceremony held at Finegan Elementary School. Children at Finegan Elementary School hold flags and sing the National Anthem during a Veterans Day ceremony held at the school on Nov. 8. Sailors from USS Vicksburg participated in the ceremony during the flag raising and a POW/MIA table ceremony.


-Photo by Paige GnannJim Goodel sings the National Anthem as the Beaches Honor Guard and high school JROTC groups parade the colors at the annual Beaches Veterans Day ceremony held at the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park on Nov. 11. NS Mayport Chaplain, Cmdr. Jay Cayangyang, second from right, offered the Invocation at this years event. -Photos courtesy of MC2 Marcus L. StanleyAbove left, NS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, waves at the crowd during the Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade. Above right, the band leader salutes as he walks past the parade grand marshall. Top left, a woman salutes as Jacksonvilles military pass during the Veterans Day Parade held downtown Jacksonville on Nov. 11. Bottom left, a young Brownie girl scout raises her hand as she watches the annual Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013 11


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. Nov. 15: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m; transportation only. Nov. 17: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals. Van Departs 11 a.m. at Liberty Center. Cost $15. Nov. 20: Tipsy Turvy Turkey Derby. 4-7 p.m. behind Barracks bldg 1586 and 1587. Come by for games, free food, DJ, giveaways and more! Grand prize if a PS4. Nov. 25: Chess Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 26: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline Nov. 25. Nov. 27 Ping Pong Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. Nov. 29: Black Friday Shopping. Van departs Liberty Center at 11 p.m. on Nov. 28; transportation only. Auto Skills Center November Special: Coolant flush $40 and free antifreeze check. 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. 270-7204 Nov. 29: Black Friday at Beachside Bingo. 6:30 p.m. Join us on Black Friday for spe cials, double payouts and more. 270-7204 Castaways Lounge Every Weekday: Castaways After Work, At Ease: Stop into Castaways every MondayFriday 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! 270-7205 Every Thursday: Trivia on Tap. 6 p.m. at Castaways. Test your general trivia knowledge! the winning team of four takes home awesome prizes! 2707205 Every Sunday: NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Sunday at Noon at Castaways. Watch you favorite NFL team on one of Castaways 9 flat-screens. Drink specials throughout the day and oppor tunity to win prizes every Sunday. 270-7205 Nov. 16: UFC 167-St. Pierre vs. Hendricks. 10 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. 270-7205 Nov. 20: Game Night. 7:30 p.m. at Castaways Lounge Enjoy a nigh of your favorite games: Life-Sized Jenga, Twister & more. 270-7205 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 all-you-candrink soft drinks for $1. Trivia begins at 5:30 p.m. All Khakis welcome (Chief Petty Officers, Officers and their guests). 2705431 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. 2705431 ITT Disney Jr Live: Pirates and Princesses. Tickets are now on sale for Monster Jam on March 8, 2014 at the Times Union Moran Center. Tickets $15 each; available only at ITT on base. 270-5145 Nov. 15: Freedom FridaySuperhero Party. Come dressed up as your favorite superhero. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 Nov. 15: Registration Opens for Jingle Bell Winter Camp. Open for children in Kindergarten through age 12. First Session: Dec. 23-27. Second Session: Dec. 30-Jan. 3. (904) 270-5680 Nov. 19: Turley Trot 3K Walk/5K Run 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. 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 rental, 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 hotdog with fries and a soda, All-You-Can Bowl with shoes, music videos, light show and colored headpin bowling for priz es. 270-5377 Nov. 29: Day After Thanksgiving Bowling Specials. 3 different spe cials, all day at Mayport Bowling Center. Daytime Special: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 hours of Red Pin Bowling, plus a lb. burger or hot dog with chips and a soda $11. Evening Special: 5-8 p.m. 2 hours of Red Pin Bowling, plus one item of Fast Lanes Grille Menu and a soda $13. Late Night Special: 8-11 p.m. 2 hours of Xtreme Bowling, music videos, awesome laser light show, and special drink specials $10. 270-5377 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 Commissary Thanksgiving Week Store Hours AdjustThe NS Mayport Commissary is adjusting its hours Thanksgiving week from Nov. 24-30. The hours will be: Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, November 14, 2013


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