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By USS Gettysburg Public AffairsLt. Lindsey Smith and Lt j.g. Kiley Provenzano are assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and have been roommates on the ship for the last 18 months. With Gettysburg at sea for more than a year since January 2013, Smith and Provenzano have also become great friends. However, they now have something else in com mon. Last week both were recognized with prestigious Navy awards. Smith, who serves as Gettysburgs Training Officer, was recognized by the Navy League of the United States with the 2014 Admiral Winifred Q. Collins Award for Inspirational leadership. The award is given to just one female officer in the entire Navy for demonstrated leadership excellence. Previous recipients of the award include Admiral Michelle Howard, the Navys Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Joined by her father, Dan Smith, and brother, Brandon, Smith received the award last week at the annu al Navy League convention in San Diego. A 2010 graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Smith was com missioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at the uni versity and commented, I am truly honored and humbled to be given this award based on doing something I love to do on a day-to-day basis. I cer tainly could never have accom plished any of the extraordi nary things weve done on the ship without the dedicated sup port of my amazing family and the great Gettysburg crew. Provenzano, who serves as Gettysburgs Information Warfare Officer (IWO), was recognized with the 2013 Copernicus Award for Information Warfare Excellence. Only one Sailor serving on a ship at sea in the entire Navy was recognized with a Copernicus Award -it was Provenzano. She was joined by her mother, Melva Provenzano, and recognized with the award last week at a ceremony in Baltimore, during the 2014 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Cyber Symposium. It was an honor to receive this award from an orga nization known for break ing through the barriers of tomorrows battlefields, said Provenzano, a 2012 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. I had an incredible team to work with on this deployment. To share the award with my moth er present was a great opportu nity and a great experience. Both of these superb junior officers flourished during Gettysburgs recent ninemonth deployment to the Middle East. As a second tour division officer, Smith served as acting Operations Officer -a job typically reserved for a senior department head and led more than 100 Sailors in the Operations Department during Gettysburgs exe cution of Air and Missile Defense Commander duties. Provenzano took the initiative and established the surface Navys first Visual Information (VI) division, earning praise from across the strike group and fleet for her innovation CHINFO Award Winner Give Blood, Save Lives Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Shining Examples Of Superstar -Photo courtesy of USS GettysburgLt.j.g. Kiley Provenzano and Lt. Lindsey Smith stand on the bridge of USS Gettysburg. The officers, who are roommates on the ship, were both recently recognized for their hard work and dedication to the ship and its crew. Provenzano received the 2013 Copernicus Award for Information Warfare Excellence and Smith received the 2014 Admiral Winifred Q. Collins Award for Inspirational Leadership from the Navy League of the United States.Revised Special Duty Pay Boon For ATGM AWsFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsRevisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eli gible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7, includ ing Sailors at a Afloat Training Group Mayport (ATG). The SDAP program enhances the Navys ability to size, shape and stabilize the force by encouraging quali fied Sailors to serve in designated Special Duty Assignments (SDAs) for a monetary incen tive ranging from $75 to $450 a month. The update incor porates two additions and several increas es to existing SDAPs. Increases to existing SDAP levels are effec tive upon release of NAVADMIN 156/14. Eligible Sailors serv ing in the following duty assignments and at the commands listed will receive back pay to March 25, 2013 to cover lost pay due to adminis trative errors: lers aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Swimmers (AW) at ATG Mayport; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, Florida; and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX 1), Patuxent River, Maryland. In order to qualify for SDAP, a service mem ber must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the commands Enlisted Distribution Verification Report (EDVR), hold a match ing Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC), must be working in the authorized billet, and the billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the latest SDAP NAVADMIN as an SDA billet. Commanding offi cers must certify that service members meet all the qualifying cri teria established by OPNAVINST 1160.6B, DODINST 1304.27 and NAVADMIN 156/14 prior to a Sailor receiving SDAP. A Sailor must com plete all qualifications, including Personal Gettysburg Roommates Recognized For Work ExcellenceCommercial Gate Takes DetourFrom StaffNaval Station Mayport will reroute commercial traf fic entering the base starting Monday, July 14 due to con struction on Patrol Road. Naval Station Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, sent out emails to local officals to advise that there will be additional traf fic along SRA1A in Mayport Village while repairs to the roadway between Gate 5 and Commercial Traffic Inspection Station are completed. NS Mayport Security Officer Ron Novak said commer cial traffic will be sent farther up SRA1A, past Michael B. Scanlan Mayport Boat Ramp and the Mayport Ferry, to Gate 7 for entrance onto the base. Personal vehicles can con tinue to use Gate 5 to access the southern portion of Patrol Road that runs past Commander Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Novak said. Patrol Road may be closed up to three weeks while repairs are made to the road after a small sinkhole formed due to a failing stormwater pipe, according to Andy Stone, NS Mayport deputy Public Works officer. Workers will have to replace the pipe and repair the surface before heavy traffic will be allowed back on the road. -Photo by Paige GnannA small sign on SRA1A in Mayport Village points the way to Gate 7, which will be temporarily opened to Naval Station Mayport commercial traffic from July 14-Aug 1. In the background is the St. Johns Lighthouse, which is located on base near the Commercial Traffic Inspection Station.See Pay, Page 11 NS Mayport will hold a blood drive with American Red Cross on July 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bldg 1. See Gettysburg, Page 6


2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 Command Chaplain Chap. Karen Rector 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. Naval Station Mayport Capt. Wesley McCall .......................................................................................... Commanding Officer Cmdr. Patrick Pickard ............................................................................................... Executive Officer CMDCM Ross Cramer .................................................................................... Command Master Chief Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff MCC William Townsend ...................................................................................... Public Affairs Officer GSM3 Hillary Hicks ............................................................................ Assistant Public Affairs Officer Paige Gnann ............................................................................................................................... Editor The Mirror is distributed without charge throughout Mayports Navy community, including the Naval Station, onand off-base Navy housing areas, and ships, squadrons and staffs homeported at NS Mayport. Copies are also available at the Naval Stations Public Affairs Office, Building 1, and The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday at 4 p.m., one week prior to publication. News and articles should be submitted to the Public Affairs Office, or mailed to: The Mirror P.O. Box 280032 Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228-0032 Commercial: (904) 270-7817 Ext. 1012 DSN: 270-7817 Ext. 1012 Commercial FAX (904) 270-5329 DSN FAX: 270-5329 Email: mayportmirror@comcast.net CO Actionline: 270-5589 or 1-800-270-6307 This DoD newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Mirror are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy. Published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The appear ance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy or The Florida Times-Union, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Public Affairs Office. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher. Inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to: Counseling For Deployment IssuesWith so many com mands deployed or about to be deployed at this time, the emotion al effects are spread ing from the immediate family to extended fam ily members and into the community itself. While a military parent may understand a childs reactions to deployment and have learned to spot these reactions, other family members, and friends may not. So how can you prepare this larger community to support your child dur ing a spouses deploy ment? You can prepare the child first and foremost by educating yourself, your family, and those in the community your child comes into contact with. Sunday school teachers, coaches on youth sports teams, and the life guard at the neighborhood pool need help spotting and dealing with potential reactions to the experience. These adults need the infor mation to allow them to help your child hon estly express feelings and concerns. However, this does not mean a tem per tantrum at the pool because the life guard says it is time for the 10 12 year olds to get out of the water so the teen agers can have a turn. While emotional responses vary from child to child, there are some similarities in how children feel when their lives are impacted by a deployment, especially to a war zone. Some com mon responses include the following: Limiting exposure to media coverage of the war will help the child feel encouraged and safe at a time when the world seems a dangerous place. If the child is exhibit ing these responses and seems to need help beyond what you can provide or the school, there are resources available to the military fam ily to provide help for your child and you. Counseling services are provided by a num ber of organizations. The Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer various programs which range from crisis and information, to stress management and parenting workshops. Each center has profes sional counselors avail able for individual and family consultations. It is part of the Fleet and Family Support Centers mission to ensure that Navy families have the support they need to deal with a childs response to deployment. Contact the FFSC at (904) 270-6600. Military OneSource provides access to faceto-face counseling; short-term solutionfocused telephone con sultation; and online consultation for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve (regardless of activation status), and their fami lies. Contact Military OneSource 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-342-9647 or www. militaryonesource.com. The Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program also provides short-term, situational, problem-solving coun seling services to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and their families. This program addresses the militarys impact on children, and their services can be provided on or off military installa tions. The school pro gram is not available in the summer, but MFLCs are available this sum mer at the CDCs and the Youth Center. The contact number for the CDC is (904) 247-7740, and the contact number for the Youth Center is (904) 270-5680. Extra support, con sistency, empathy, and patience will help your child to return to his/ her more usual behavior patterns. But while you are providing extra help to your child, dont forget to take time for yourself. You, too, are dealing with your own reactions to the situa tion. The organizations indicated above will also provide assistance to you in dealing with not only your childs reactions but yours too. Caring for yourself is one of the most important and often the most forgotten things you can do as a parent who is carrying the load while a spouse is deployed. When your needs are taken care of, your child will benefit as well. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this article 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) 2706289 X1305 [office] or (904) 993-5860 [cell]. Theres A Surprising Key To HappinessThere are a lot of important elements to our happiness, such as love, self-satisfaction, attitude, etc., all of which are pretty intuitive. But there is one key to our lasting happiness that is usually overlooked because it seems to go against common sense. The great secretthe great paradox of happi nessis that the in order to be happy, you must embrace some unhappi ness. Because we tend to believe that our hap piness depends on the absence of things that make us uncomfort able, we spend much of our lives trying to elimi nate those things that we dont like. We use medication to deal with grief and bad days. We use technology to make life more effi cient so we dont have to go to the bother of, say, getting up off of the chair to change the channel. We have ready-made entertainment wired into our home through TVs and game systems so we never have to deal with boredom. We spend money and resources on new gadgets, technolo gies, programs, fashions, etc. that we think will eliminate the uncomfortable parts of our lives. Surely we should be the happiest people in the world but we arent. That is because we think that happiness is the absence of incon venience or difficulty but it isnt. Shortly after the earth quake ravaged Haiti in 2010, the Navy sent the hospital ship USNS COMFORT to help care for the injured. Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KNOWINGTHE ROPES Chaplain Justin Top CNSL Ministry Center CHAPLAINSCORNERUSS United States Sailor By Vice Adm. Michelle Howard Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)Editors note: This blog was published before Vice Adm. Michelle Howards promotion to four-star admiral and assumption of duties as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations on July 1. On 1 July, I will take the oath of office and, again, I will swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is an important coin cidence for me; I will take the oath as we start our national com memorations celebrat ing the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration led to the revolution, the found ing of this republic, and the Constitution. The Constitution is a docu ment that enshrines the concepts of democracy and rights of individuals. We serve in the Navy as volunteers. We do not wear this uniform because we have to; we wear this uniform because we believe in the Constitution and in the words of the Declaration of Independence. I understand that many before me have given their blood to ensure the ideals of the Constitution are preserved. We serve and sacrifice so that all may live free. Benjamin Franklin captured this belief in his statement, Where liberty dwells, there is my country. I serve in the finest Navy that the world has wit nessed. We have global reach, we protect the economic lifeline of this country, and when our citizens need us, we are there. Where liberty dwells, there is my country. Where liberty dwells, there is the United States Navy. Our Navy is our people our Sailors. They are the lifeblood of our Navy and they bring our core values of cour age, honor and com mitment to life in every mission. I have been privileged to serve with Sailors over the last three decades. U.S.S. to me means United States Sailor. Like our war ships, you are strong, sharp and at the ready. I am proud to serve with you and I feel fortunate that my blessings of lib erty include that I will continue to serve with you. Photo by MCC Peter D. Lawlor Adm. Michelle Howard smiles following her historic promotion to the rank of admiral at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admi ral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson.Many medical person nel from the hospital where I was stationed at the time were deployed to the ship to help out. I had the responsibil ity of offering spiritual care for them when they returned. They told of absolute shock at the poverty and devasta tion. How could such people ever experience any level of happiness when they were so poor to begin with, and on top of the poverty this hor rible disaster had taken so much from them? They went there planning to share the higher lifestyle that the US rep resents, but they ended up very confused. They told stories of these poor, suffering people who had every reason to be miserable filling the ship with their hymns of faith every eve ning. Some of the crew were confused that the patients seemed to be happier than the crew, despite everything they were going through. Is that possible? A recent study seems to support this idea that rich and comfortable doesnt always equate to happiness. In the study, Nigeria ranked number one in self-reported level of happiness, while the US was ranked number 46. What is it that they have that we dont? I would suggest that there are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that we work hard to make sure our lives are filled, but not enough to make life fulfilling. The sec ond, and most relevant point here, is that often those in poverty or dif ficult situations come to embrace the pain and difficulty of their life sooner and find ways to be happy despite it. I believe that with out unhappiness, we wouldnt really know what happiness is. It is because of the hard times that we are able to appreciate the good times. Pain and suffering in life actual ly have the potential to deepen our capacity for happiness because they can push us to find more See Happy, Page 3Register For Chapel VBSFrom Mayport ChapelCome and join Mayport Naval Station Chapel for Gangway to GalileeAmazing Grace Adventures from July 28-Aug. 1 for children 4-12. Children will gather each day in the main chapel at 8:30 a.m. The day will be filled traveling to different centers where they will sing songs, watch skits, create crafts, play games and make new friends. Come by the Chapel during normal working hours to register or call 270-5212 for further information.


Navy And Marine Corps Achievement Medal ABE1 Shaun Johnson, NS Mayport MA1 Dustin Kling, NS Mayport BM2 Cecil Dopel, NS Mayport CS2 Jose Villafane, NS Mayport BM2 Michael Sacco, NS Mayport FLOC MA1 Jose Pacheco, NS Mayport CS2 Mandriecka Wilson, NS Mayport MA3 Jessie Robinson, NS Mayport LOA AC3 Jay Bryan, NS Mayport AC3 Sarah Mccullough, NS Mayport CSSN Jasmine Darring, NS Mayport CSSN Shaun Graham, NS Mayport MA1 Michael Eno, NS Mayport MA1 Joseph Hayes, NS Mayport MA1 Steven Oliviera, NS Mayport MA1 Jose Pacheco, NS Mayport LN2 Raquel Castillo, NS Mayport GSE2 Jing Ding, NS Mayport IT2 Timmothy Hook, NS Mayport BM2 Kevin Lesh, NS Mayport AC2 Michael Lowe, NS Mayport AC3 Margaret Anderson, NS Mayport FC3 Hannah Baxter, NS Mayport MA3 Amber Fortson, NS Mayport MA3 Gennesis Garibay, NS Mayport MA3 Jessie Robinson, NS Mayport GSEFN Benjamin Leighton, NS Mayport ACAN Zachary Thompson, NS Mayport Frocking Letters CS2 Charity Fox, NS Mayport MA2 Prince Millsap, NS MayportMayport Sailor of the WeekName: LS2(SW) Aliaksandr Lamakin of USS Samuel B. Roberts Job: Financial LS, Search and Rescue Swimmer Age: 31 Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA Favorite Hobby: Sports, Reading Best Piece Of Advice Received: Be where you need to be on time Goal for Navy: To advance on time every time How has the Navy improved your life?: Added stability and let me see the places Ive never been to LS2 Lamakin is SBR Junior Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter, CY14. LS2(SW) Aliaksandr Lamakinmeaning and deeper ful fillment out of life. Im not saying that you should go out and fill your life with pain just so you can feel happy, nor do I believe that you should just lie down and let life happen to you. We should always seek for positive change in our lives. There is a balance to be found. Life will usually find that bal ance for you if you just accept life for what it is. There is real beauty in the natural pain and suffering in life. It is the catalyst to growth, change, and meaning elements of a happy out look on life. We need to accept life for what it is and choose to be content with its imperfection. When we learn to see the good in all the bad in our lives we will experience a greater level of happiness. Once we see the storms in life as natures way of water ing our earth, we will see the world around us blooming as a result. Once we see darkness as a time of peace rath er than of fear, we will begin to see stars that are only visible at night. Once we stop seeing the winds of life as holding us back, we will learn how to sail.From Page 2Happy MayportMilestones-U.S. Navy PhotoMachinists Mate 1st Class Bryan Pentlin and Engineman Jorge Bovell pin Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Harold Woodson during a pinning ceremony at the CPO Club. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 3


4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 Mayport Lights Up During Freedom FestFrom StaffThousands of people showed up to enjoy a day of celebration at the 2014 MWR Freedom Fest on June 28 at Naval Station Mayport. Attendees were able to par ticipate in activities of all sorts from the River Water Slide to the spinning Turbulence and a rock climbing wall. The Freedom Festival this year was amazing, said NS Mayport CMDCM Ross Cramer. It has really grown into a big celebration. The food offered was great. The music and the stuff for kids was great and wow, what a fireworks show! MWR Rocks! What better way to celebrate Americas birthday than with family and shipmates right here in Mayport. The DJ kicked up the beat at Sea Otter Pavilion while folks danced as the sunset. An added attraction on the schedule for the festival is a performance from Jacksonville area contemporary rock band Something Distant who kept attendees dancing until the fireworks at sunset. -Photo by Page NovakKids wait their turn to go down the River Water Slide inflatable set up at this years MWR Freedom Fest held at Sea Otter Pavilion.-Photo by Page NovakA young boy gets bouncing on the bungee pod, one of several activities available to kids of all ages.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyAbove, climbers race to the top of the climbing tower during this years MWR Freedom Fest. Several family oriented activities were available at the celebra tion. Right, families gather under the pavilion to get a break from the sun and enjoy the music of a local DJ.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyThousands of people attended this years MWR Freedom Fest to celebrate Americas birthday.


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 5 -Photo by Sarah BarthelemyA clown makes a balloon sword for a young boy at this years Freedom Fest.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyKids get spun up in the Turbulence carnival ride at this years festival.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyKids cool off at the kiddie pool at Mayports outside swimming pool complex.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyFamilies enjoy a swim at the outside pool during Freedom Fest.-Photo by Page NovakCameron Novak, 11, and Spencer Henley, 2, stand beside a Mayport fire truck on display at the Fest.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyA patron gets a temporary airbrush tattoo on her back at this years Fest.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyUSO volunteers fix a plate of food for a patron. Organizations were able to raise money by selling food and drinks.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyGreat music by the DJ gets arms swinging and feet moving at the festival.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyA young girl has her caricuture drawn, one of sev eral booths set up at this years event.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemySomething Distant who kept attendees dancing until the fireworks at sunset.-Photo by Sarah BarthelemyLine dancing and hoola hoops are happening under the pavilion.-Photo by Page NovakChildren show off their balloon creations and creative face paint thanks to a clown booth at the festival.-Photo by Page NovakA trio of girls enjoy the day at this years Freedom Fest.


Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities would like to congratulate Ruben Hernandez who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Hernandez Family and all of our residents who live with Balfour Beatty Communities! Will you be the next Resident of the Week? For more details about the program, please call 904-2708870.Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport Now Offering 2014-2015 School PhysicalsBy Lt. Chasity Y. ReidBranch Health Clinic Mayport Primary Care Clinic ManagerNaval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayports Immunizations and Pediatric Clinics are cur rently offering back-toschool physicals for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, allowing parents to beat the rush with early scheduling plus additional clinic days in July and August. Florida law requires that all school children have the appropriate health exam and immu nization documentation. A school entry health exam (Form DH 3040) is required for students, grades kindergarten through 12th grade, who are entering a Florida school for the first time or after being absent for more than 12 months. Students can obtain the exam up to one year prior to entering the Florida school system. For students transfer ring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would be acceptable, if completed within the previous year. A certificate of immu nization (Form DH 680) is also required by the schools. The form is valid until the child enters seventh grade, at which time a new form will be issued when additional immuniza tion requirements are met. Children who will be 11-years-old while attending sixth grade do not need to wait until they enter the sev enth grade to receive the additional required immunizations. Once required immunizations are met, a new certificate of immunization will be issued and will remain effective until graduation from high school. School physicals for children ages five through 11 are cov ered by TRICARE if required in connection with school enrollment, unlike annual sport physicals which are not a covered benefit. NBHC Mayports Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clinic, but children age five and under must first see their Medical Home Port primary care man ager. Parents should bring all immunization records during the clin ic visit. Immunization Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the NBHC Mayport appointment line at (904) 270-3248 to schedule a school or sport physical. For immunization questions call (904) 270-4305. Additionally, NBHC Mayport will conduct special school physical clinics every Saturday from July 19 to August 23, from 8 a.m. to noonby appoint ment only. Contact NBHC Mayport Family Medicine for any ques tions or concerns at (904) 270-4220/4270. NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles six health care facili ties located across Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient population about 163,000 active and retired sailors, sol diers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their familiesalmost 70,000 are enrolled with a pri mary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more about NBHC Mayport, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/ sites/NavalHospitalJax. No Dough Dinner The Mayport USO Center will host a No Dough Dinner on Monday, July 14 from 5-7 p.m. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve a Thanksgiving style meal. Back To School Drive Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is collecting school supplies for our deserving junior families to help get their children ready for school this year. If you can help, please bring your donated school sup plies to either Mayport or NAS Jax USO centers between now and Aug. 4. We are asking for any school necessities such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, back packs, glue/sticks, two pocket three prong folders, rul ers, lunch boxes, etc. Zoo Night Wrist Bands On Sale Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo will be held on Friday, July 18 from 6-9 p.m.The NAS Jax and Mayport USO cen ters and the Kings Bay ITT office are selling wristbands for Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and are open to Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, depen dents, Veterans with ID card, and DOD civil ians are eligible to pur chase wristbands. Thank you to our title spon sor BURGER KING for sponsoring this event. SSG Jason Dahlke Memorial Ride Join other motor cyclists in honoring the memory of SSG Jason Dahlke and all of our fallen war riors on Saturday, July 19. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sua Sponte Foundation supporting the imme diate needs of Rangers and their families dur ing times of crisis. The Ride starts at American Legion Post 283 on Ft. Caroline Road at 10 a.m. 4th Annual Kids Day At The Fleet Reserve Mark your calendars for the 4TH annual kids day at Fleet Reserve #91 on Collins Road. On July 26th, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come out and enjoy bounce houses, games, a water slide, food, and free family fun. Jacksonville Suns Free Command Blocks Once again, the Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball Organization (Florida Marlins Affiliate) has teamed with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2014 season. With the support of BOEING, we have pur chased 18 tickets (1st Base Side, Lower Level) for each home game during this years 70-game season. The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of foster ing unity and morale. Requests for a com mand/unit block may be submitted via email to lquinn@usojax.com (NAS JAX) or pam@ usojax.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/ SEA only. Military Spouse COMPASS Program COMPASS is a spouseto-spouse mentoring program that intro duces participants to all aspects of the mili tary lifestyle. COMPASS offers military spouses the opportunity to estab lish a peer network, acquire knowledge and develop skills neces sary to successfully meet future challenges of military life. Please come join us! Well be sure to make you smile, help you meet other spouses, provide you with YUMMY Dinners, and even reimburse you for babysitting fees** (please inquire with a Compass Mentor for more info). Registration IS REQUIRED! Please visit www.gocompass. org to find a Session near you. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shred ded paper, old maga zines, and newspapers that you would like to donate, please bring it to either the Mayport or NAS JAX USO Center. This will be a great fun draiser for the USO so please help us fill the bins. Help support the troops with your unwanted paper! United Through Reading program makes it possible to share in the enjoyment of reading to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you reading a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. It is a great way to make them smile on their spe cial day even when you can not be there with them. Please contact your local USO center for more information. There is a computer resource center avail able to all service mem bers with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. There is a full kitch en, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, recep tions, parties and predeployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead pro jector are available for use. For more information about activities or meeting availabilities, call 246-3481 or stop by at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWSand professionalism. Smith and Provenzano are shining examples of the superstar performers we have in Americas surface Navy, said Capt. Brad Cooper, Gettysburg commanding officer. Their leadership, creativity and innovation was central to our ships success during a long deployment. They both performed their demand ing and high-pressure duties with grace, class and professionalism. Their performance set the bar high and we no doubt saw Sailors throughout the entire ship raise their game as a result of the standout examples in leadership and innovation from both of these officers. Gettysburg is assigned to the Harry S. Truman Strike Group and recently returned from a nine-month deploy ment to the 5th and 6th Fleets Areas of Responsibility (AOR). Gettysburg was also recently named winner of the 2013 Battenberg Cup, an award given by the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces for the best ship, aircraft carrier or submarine in the Navys Atlantic Fleet.From Page 1Gettysburg 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014


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USS Philippine Sea Observes LGBT MonthBy MC2 Abraham Loe McNattUSS Philippine Sea Public AffairsThe crew of the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) celebrated lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgen der (LGBT) month with a cake cutting ceremony and guest speakers, June 30, on the mess decks. The event was host ed by the ships diver sity team and featured speeches by Lt. Cmdr. Randolph Chestang, executive officer, and Culinary Specialist Seaman David Costantino. Lesbian and gay ser vice members have been, and are, an integral part of Americas armed forces even as they served in silence, Chestang said in his speech. Today, we all stand equal. We fight for the same cause and we all represent the Navys values of honor, cour age and commitment. The Sailors Creed represents both the promise of loyal, honorable ser vice of all U.S. Sailors, and as an affirmation of the commitment to treat all Navy shipmates with respect and fairness. More than a dozen Sailors from the diver sity team participated in organizing the event, which drew a crowd of more than 100 Sailors who crowded the mess decks. Being a part of what could be the very first gay heritage month cel ebration held on the decks of a U.S. Navy war ship was an honor and a huge step for not only the gay community but the armed forces as a whole, said Costantino, who serves as an openly gay Sailor. Costantinos speech was greeted with applause and cheers from the crew in atten dance. Everyone has a right to contribute to the cause of Americas armed ser vices, said Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ships senior enlisted leader. Our diversity team did a fantastic job of orga nizing the event, and the crew did a fantastic job of showing support for their shipmates. -Photo by MC2 Abraham Loe McNattCulinary Specialist Seaman David Costantino, from San Francisco, speaks during lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month observance aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Photo by MC3 Edward Guttierrez III Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Adam Wendt signals to the pilot of an SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Twisted Beavers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, Detachment 2, that he is cleared to land on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). USS Vella Gulf Arrives In Black SeaBy MC3 Edward Guttierrez IIIUSS Vella Gulf Public AffairsThe Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruis er USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) with embarked NS Mayport-based HSM-48 Detachment 2, entered the Black Sea, July 7, to promote peace and sta bility in the region. While in the Black Sea, Vella Gulf will conduct a port visit in Bulgaria, then head back out to sea to participate in the Bulgarian-led exercise Breeze; Romania, Italy, Turkey and Greece are also scheduled to partici pate in the exercise. Vella Gulfs presence in the Black Sea rep resents efforts by the United States to reaf firm its commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and part ners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. Vella Gulf is conduct ing naval operations with partners and allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014


By Lt. j.g. Kiley ProvenzanoUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsThe Ticonderoga-class guided-missile Cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) is currently hosting 14 midshipmen during their summer training. The midshipmen have been aboard for several underway periods, expe riencing numerous evo lutions as the ship con ducted its readiness eval uation and supported helicopter squadron deck landing qualifications. During their time at sea, they were able to observe and participate in live weapons fire exercises, small boat operations, man overboard drills, flight operations, navigation, engineering drills, and generally explore the ship while fully experi encing Navy life. It has been an incred ible experience being aboard Gettysburg, said Midshipman 1st Class Leshawn Charles, from Savannah State University, in Savannah, Georgia. The ship has been very active so weve been able to see so many things. Everyone has been very welcoming and willing to answer all of our questions. Each summer, mid shipmen who are a part of a Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program or the U.S. Naval Academy embark on U.S. Navy ships around the world to gain experience and be actively engaged in day-to-day operations. They spend time with either a junior officer or enlisted mentor, depend ing on their rank, in order to gain an appre ciation for what their careers will be like upon graduation. During their stay on board Gettysburg, home ported in Mayport, the midshipmen also spent time with the command ing officer, executive officer, chief petty offi cers and junior officers in mentoring sessions where they were free to discuss whatever topics or questions they had. Speaking with the midshipmen is really beneficial for the mem bers of our crew, said Lt. j.g. Steven Lapid, the ships training officer. It lets each Sailor share what they care about and [the midshipmens] excitement reminds each of us why we enjoy our jobs. The midshipmen will remain with Gettysburg for another week during which they will contin ue training, participat ing in events and com munity service outreach in the local area. They have already volunteered at Hot Meals for the Homeless, a local soup kitchen. They also par ticipated in an event with Never Quit, an organi zation which promotes stroke and heart disease awareness, toured sever al U.S. Navy ships, com peted against other midshipmen in a field day event, and spent time learning about services available to their future Sailors. -Photo by Lt.j.g. Kiley ProvenzanoMidshipman Second Class Seth Ballard participates in a flight deck emergency drill as a victim aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Midshipmen are aboard the cruiser as part of their summer training, where they spend time out to sea with U.S. Navy ships in order to learn about the fleet. Fourteen Midshipmen Embark Gettysburg For Summer Training Midshipman First Class Lauren Hickey, from Finksberg, Maryland loads a 50 caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Midshipmen from various reserve officer training corps (ROTC) units around the nation are aboard the cruiser as part of their summer training, where they spend time out to sea with U.S. Navy ships in order to learn about the fleet. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 9


Auto Skills Center July 12: Powder Puff Car Care for Women. 10 a.m.-Noon at the Auto Skills Center. Learn how to change a tire, change a wiper blade, perform a basic car inspection, and more. Limit 10 participants; FREE. 270-5392 Beachside Bingo Wednesdays: Lunchtime Bingo Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beachside Bingo. Two $500 pay outs every week. Buy two, get one free. Still only $13.00 per pack. 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! 270-7205 Every Wednesday: Whiffle Ball Wednesdays. 5 pm at Castaways. Bring your friends and play some Whiffle Ball! 270-7205 Community Activities July 11: Outdoor MoviesRio 2 (G-13). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 18: Outdoor MoviesThe Amazing Spiderman (PG-13). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 25: Outdoor MoviesMuppets Most Wanted (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 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 50-cent wings, drink specials and all-you-can-drink 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 two-piece fried chicken plate with two sides for only $8.00. 270-5431 ITT Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale Now Purchase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $70.00. Special 2 for $70 on all Preseason Games. 270-5145 Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Ticket of sale now. Tickets run $5.50$11.50. 270-5145 Catty Shack Ranch Tickets Available: Adult Day Time Tickets (1-4 pm) $8.50. Child Ticket can be purchased at gate for $5.00 for ages 3-11, 2 & under free. Adult Night time tick ets (after 6 pm) $13.50. Child Ticket can be pur chased at gate for $10.00 for ages 3-11, 2 & under free. 270-5145. Intramural Sports July 10: Firecracker 5K Run/3K Walk 8:10 a.m. in front of the Fitness Center. Aquatics Pool Open for Recreation Swim Open Full Time. Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-6 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sundays and holidays 1-6 p.m. Active Duty and children ages 2 or under free. Entrance fees are ages 13-15 $1.50, and ages 16 or older $2.00. Season passes available for sale at ITT. 270-5101/5425 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 daz zling 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 vid eos, light show and col ored headpin bowling for prizes. 270-5377 July 27: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a breakfast din ner, presents for the kids, and more. 270-5377 Windy Harbor Golf Club Wednesdays: Military Appreciation Day every Wednesday at Windy Harbor Golf Club.18 Holes and a Cart Only $18. Offer open to DOD, active duty, retired, and military dependents (Must pro vide proper ID) Child and Youth Programs July 14: Registration for Youth Fall Soccer Opens. Available to ages 5-14. Cost is $50 per child (military) and $60 (DOD/Civ). Season begins Sept. 13, 2014. Register at the Youth Center. 270-5018 Missoula Childrens Theater Presents Aladdin. Open to children 1st gradeage 18; Pre-register to Audition today! Auditions Monday, July 28 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rehearsals: July 28 1-3 p.m. and July 29-31 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Show times: August 1 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Liberty Call The following activi ties target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 270-7788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the monthly activity cal endar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. July 10: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:30 p.m. Sign up deadline July 9. July 11: Movie Trip: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. July 12-13: Metro Con Tampa. Trip includes transportation and hotel; Cost $50.Van departs 6 a.m. Sign up deadline July 9, guests welcome. July 14: Liberty Programmer Meeting. 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Center. This is a chance to tell the programmer what you want on YOUR Liberty Calendar. Stop by and bring your ideas! July 15: Starlight Movie. Behind barracks 1586. Enjoy a movie under the stars! Starts at 8 p.m. July 16: Bowling. 6-8 p.m. FREE; sign up until 5 p.m. July 17: Jacksonville Suns Baseball. Van departs Liberty Center at 5:30 p.m. FREE. July 18: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. Transportation only. July 19: A Day at the BeachHuguenot Park. Van departs 10 a.m. FREE; sign up by June 19. July 20: Paintball. Van departs 9 a.m. Transportation only, you pay for your paint. Sign up by July 17. July 24: Help Feed the Homeless. Van departs 3:15 p.m. Sign up deadline July 23. July 25: Movie Trip: Hercules. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. July 26: Wet n Wild Trip. Van departs 8 a.m. Cost $37. Sign up by July 24. July 27: Ichnetuckee Springs Tubing Trip. Van departs Liberty Center at 7 a.m. Cost $5; sign up by July 24. July 29: Starlight Movie. Behind barracks 1586. Enjoy a movie under the stars! Starts at 8 p.m. July 31: Mall Trip: Town Center. Van departs Liberty Center at 5 p.m. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014


NS Mayport Enjoys Day of Camaraderie-Photo by MCC William TownsendNS Mayport Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, cuts a cake with members of the Recreational team during the annual command picnic held last week at Sea Otter Pavilion.-Photo by GSM3 Hillary HicksFamily members of NS Mayport Sailors enjoy bounc ing in one of the inflatables set up for the event.-Photo by GSM3 Hillary HicksSenior Chief Boatswains Mate Harold Woodson mans the grill during the NS Mayport Command picnic on July 2.Qualification Standards (PQS) and Under Instruction (UI) watches before they are eligible for SDAP certification. The annual re-certifi cation required by com mands with SDAP billets will begin upon release of the recertification NAVADMIN which will provide guidance for the re-certification process. For more information, visit www.npc.navy.mil/ career/payandbenefits/ sdap/Pages/default. aspx, speak with your Enlisted Community Manager, or read the message at www.npc. navy.mil.From Page 1Pay THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 11


Mayport Commissary Offers Carts For SpecialNeeds PatronsBy Cherie HuntingtonDeCA public affairs specialistNaval Station Mayport is one of forty commissaries across the United States now offering a grocery cart designed specifically for special-needs children. Called Carolines Cart, it enables spe cial-needs children or even adults under 250 pounds to safely and easily accompany par ents or caretakers on commissary shopping trips. The cart provides the option of using one basket instead of push ing both a wheelchair or stroller and a grocery cart when shopping. Many retailers and malls are now offer ing these special-needs carts, said Randy Eller, DeCAs deputy direc tor of logistics. Placing these carts into our commissaries will pro vide a valuable service to many military fami lies at these installa tions. Slightly larger than a traditional shop ping cart, the specialneeds carts have han dles that swing away to allow easy access to the seat, and a platform below the seat serves as a footrest. With the occupant facing the cart operator, the seat contains a five-point adjustable harness for support. The carts two 8-inch wheels and four casters provide maneu verability and stability, and brakes help ensure safety while loading or unloading the passen ger. The carts are located at the front of the store, or customers can ask a manager for assistance. Carts will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be the patrons respon sibility to place the individual in the cart. Read more about Carolines Cart at http://www.carolines cart.com. The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissar ies providing grocer ies to military person nel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping envi ronment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which cov ers the costs of build ing new commissaries and modernizing exist ing ones. By shopping regularly in the com missary, patrons save an average of 30 per cent or more on their purchases compared to commercial prices savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. The Colors Of Patriotism -Photos courtesy of Navy Exchange MayportMom, Patricia Werner and Heffner stand with winners, Lucas Werner (1st place, age 4-6), Gaven Werner (2nd place, age 9-10) and Lily Werner (3rd place, age 7-8). The winners of the contest all received Gift Cards from the Navy Exchange. The Mayport Navy Exchange recently held a Coloring contest for kids ages 4-10. The theme was Patriotism. Samantha Smith (2nd place, age 7-8) holds up her drawing and poses for a photo with NEX Mayport Divisional Manager Phil Heffner. Sydney Parker( 3rd place, age 9-10) holds up her col orful drawing and stands with Heffner as part of the NEX Coloring contest held last week. Corey Sprockel (1st place, age 9-10), stands with mom Corrina Sprockel, Ashley Sprockel (1st place, age 7-8) and Phil Heffner (Divisional Manager). NEX Gives $51.9M To MWRFrom NEXCOMThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) released its fiscal year 2013 audited financial report which showed a $51.9 million contribution to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). In addition to pro viding our customers with quality goods and services at a savings, NEXCOMs mission is also to support Navy quality of life programs by contributing 70 per cent of our profits each year, said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM. This year, we gave Navy MWR $51.9 million from our 2013 sales. So, in addi tion to saving our cus tomers money when they shop at the NEX, the money they spend also ultimately supports their own quality of life. Navy MWR uses the dividends from the NEX in a variety of ways. Installations receive part of the funds for specific installation level MWR efforts. The remain ing funds are used for MWR capital projects to improve facilities. Navy MWR provides world-class programs for Sailors as well as all other service members and their family mem bers, whether stationed ashore or deployed. We are able to construct and repair many of our golf, bowling, youth, and food & beverage facilities because of the signifi cant contribution pro vided by the annual NEX dividend. These Sailorgenerated dollars allow us to build and operate outstanding recreation facilities throughout the Navy and thereby enhance the common thread of Service to the Fleet from MWR in partnership with NEX, said Edward J. Cannon, Director, Commander, Navy Installations Command, Fleet and Family Readiness. NEXCOM operates on the retail fiscal year calendar, which in 2013 was February 2, 2013 February 1, 2014. Friday, July 11 A Canning Workshop Peach Jam come learn to make and take home some of the product made at Duval County Canning Center, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., from 9 a.m. Noon or 1 p.m. Cost is $20 with limited space; with preregistration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. Saturday, July 12 Please join St. Michaels Soldiers for their evening of Blues, Brews and BBQ at 7 p.m. in the St. Josephs Cody Enrichment Center, 4152 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. The eve ning will be filled with Sultry Blues performed by Gregg Chirico and the Mr. Natural Band, Cold Brews, Wine and Signature Cocktails will be available. Dinner includes Saucy BBQ Pulled Pork and Tangy Jambalaya straight from the Bayou. There will be tons of fun with both Live and Silent Auctions, a 50/50 Raffle, Dancing, Adopt a Box for Shipping and more. St. Michaels Soldiers is a Mandarin based Not for Profit that supports and hon ors the sacrifices of our active deployed mili tary Men and Women through care packages, Heros Welcome Home Celebrations and Financial Assistance to our returning Local Wounded in Duval and Surrounding Counties. Tickets are available online at www.stmi chaelssoldiers.org or by calling 904-599-7855. Ticket Prices are $25 for Adults, $10 for children 3 to 12. Ever dreamed of get ting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a pho tographer and nature enthusiast at 10 a.m. for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Please bring your own camera and photography sup plies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water.This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the pro gram is free. Find out from a park ranger at 2 p.m. what a gopher is, where they live and why they are so important. This pro gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reserva tions are necessary and the program is free. A Canning Workshop Hot Pepper Jelly come learn to make and take home some of the product made at Duval County Canning Center, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., from 9 a.m. Noon. Cost is $20 with lim ited space; with preregistration and prepayment being required. Please contact Jeannie Crosby @ 255-7450. Make checks payable to: DCOHAC and mail to: Duval County Extension Office, Attention: Jeannie. July 14-18 Join us in Egypt from 9 a.m.-noon as we explore Josephs journey of faith, from prison to palace during Vacation Bible School. Well cel ebrate with great songs, create souvenirs and experience new traditions. Join us for this free and unique expe rience at Christ United Methodist Church Neptune Beach, 400 Penman Road. For infor mation call the church at 249-5370. Outin Town 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014


From 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 child care is not available. For more information about the classes or to regis ter call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey Avenue.July 14, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communi cation and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. July 14, 2014 10 a.m.-noon What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702 The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encom passing behavior, emo tion, development and socialization. July 14, 2014 1:303 p.m. Targeting Your Resume, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are applying for. July 14-15, 2014 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Higher Education Track, BLDG 1, RM 702 Designed to guide transitioning service members through the process of choosing a degree program, pre paring for the college admissions application process, and finding the funds to attend school. July 14-18, 2014 Command Financial Specialist Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 This five-day train ing provides invaluable training to ensure CFSs have the latest tools to serve as effective financial specialists for their respective commands. Pre-registration is required. July 16, 2014 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. July 17, 2014 8 a.m.-noon FAP Key Personnel Training, BLDG 1, RM 1124 This session is specifi cally designed for com mand leadership triads and others that support the commands Family Advocacy Program efforts. July 21, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communi cation and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. July 21, 2014 1:303 p.m. Targeting Your Resume, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are applying for. July 23, 2014 8 a.m.-noon Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), BLDG 1, RM 1616 The final component of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS). During Capstone, Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and the com pletion of CRS is veri fied and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958). July 23, 2014 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Organizing Your Job Search and Networking, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will gain the tools and strategies necessary to map their career paths, organize and perform an effec tive independent job search, and how to build their own network of peers for continued support. July 23, 2014 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Home Buying, BLDG, RM 1616 Get the latest infor mation on purchasing a home if you are a firsttime homebuyer, or refresh your skills for your next home pur chase. July 24, 2014 9-11 a.m. Move.mil Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616 All military ser vice members or mili tary spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attor ney, and know the dates you want to request for your Pack-up/Pick-up. July 25-27, 2014 Ombudsman Basic Training, BLDG 1, RM 702 July 28, 2014 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SAPR Command Liaison Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 Command Liaisons are required to com plete 8 hours of initial training. Command Liaisons act as a single POC for the victim with the command execu tive level. CLs pro mote responsive com mand management and attend monthly SACMG meeting for unrestrict ed cases. July 28, 2014 9-11 a.m. Active Parenting, BLDG 1, RM 702 Over the course of six sessions, parents learn discipline techniques and effective communi cation and encourage ments skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. July 28, 2014 1:303 p.m. Targeting Your Resume, BLDG 1, RM 702 Participants will learn how to highlight their skills and experiences as they directly relate to the each job they are applying for. July 28, 2014 6-7 p.m. IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and con nect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free! July 29, 2014 8 a.m.-noon SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Training, BLDG 1, RM 1616 SAPR POCs imple ment and coordinate awareness and preven tion programs at the command, as well as maintaining current information on avail able resource agencies. FFSC Workshops Available For Sailors, Families THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 10, 2014 13


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