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CHINFO Award Winner Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Boatswain's Mate Seaman DeVaughn Hooper steers the ship while standing helmsman watch in the pilot house aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is underway participating in Exercise Greyhound Armor in support of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2. Future of AW Rate Up In AirFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsDue to inconsistent advancement opportu nities for select Naval Aircrewman (AW) com munities during a period of platform transition, Navy Personnel Command has established a Senior Enlisted Aircrew Advisory Board (SEAAB) to develop a plan for the future of the rate. According to Capt. Bruce Deshotel, head enlisted communi ty manager, the AWF (Mechanical) and AWV (Avionics) communities have a planned 60-per cent reduction in manning between now and 2020. This outlook has impacted advancement opportuni ties. While the commu nity managers success fully developed a number of mitigation plans that increased advancement opportunity, we still need to look at developing a long-term solution to best support the Sailors and the commands, Deshotel said. In 2005, a SEEAB was also convened to address Aircrew advancement opportunity that resulted in all Naval Aircrewmen being consolidated into the AW rating. It took three years for the first SEAAB to con solidate the Aircrew. We do not want to rush any options, but rather come to a logical conclusion, which will benefit our per sonnel and AW commu nities. The experts from all aspects of the ratings, as well as aviation lead ership, will work together for a beneficial outcome, said Deshotel. The board held its first meeting July 11 and brought together stake holders from Naval Air Forces, Navy Air Force Reserve, Naval Education and Training Command, Center for Naval Aviation and Technical Training, Naval Air Technical Training Center, and more. We will come to lead ership with courses of action that all stakehold ers feel best support their Sailors as well as their commands by the middle of September, Deshotel said. We dont think the solution will be simple but our goal is to develop an actionable plan that best supports all concerned. -Photo by Paige GnannLt. Cmdr. David Catterall salutes DESRON 14 Commodore, Capt. Ryan Tillotson, after relieving Lt. Cmdr. Michael Mullen as commanding officer of USS Tornado (PC 14) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on July 11. Also pictured is guest speaker, Retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Cmdr. Mullens father. Chamie Takes Helm Of Cutter ValiantFrom Seventh Coast Guard District Public AffairsA Change-ofCommand ceremony was held on board USCGC Valiant (WMEC 621) on Friday, July 11, at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Cmdr. Adam A. Chamie relieved Cmdr. Stephen V. Burdian as commanding officer of Valiant during the time honored military tradition. Burdian is a 1994 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Burdian reported to Valiant from United States Southern Command in Doral, Florida, where he served as the Maritime Operations Specialist for Counternarcotics and Counter Illicit Trafficking for the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Burdian assumed the duties of command ing officer of Valiant in July 2012 and immedi ately oversaw the cutters homeport shift to Naval Station Mayport after more than 19 years stationed at Coast Guard Miami Beach, Florida. He championed an extensive number of local volunteer activities in the Jacksonville area, including, an all hands clean-up of a Mayport beach, improvement of the U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse located onboard Naval Station Mayport, and hosting the local Chamber of Commerce. During his time on Valiant, Burdian and her crew processed over New CO For TornadoFrom StaffLt. Cmdr. David Catterall relieved Lt. Cmdr. Michael E. Mullen as commanding officer of USS Tornado (PC 14) during a change of com mand ceremony held on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport on July 10. Guest speaker for the event was retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 28th Chief of Naval Operations. Catterall is a native of Mattituck, New York and a 2003 graduate of Boston University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Political Science, and was commissioned through the NROTC Program. At sea, Catterall com pleted division officer tours as Gunnery Officer in USS Milius(DDG 69) and Auxiliaries Officer in USS Peleliu (LHA 5). As a department head, he served as Weapons Officer in USS Antietam (CG 54), successfully completing a Board of -Photo by Paige GnannCmdr. Adam Chamie shakes hands with Cmdr. Stephen Burdian after relieving him of command of USCGC Valiant during a change of command cer emony pierside at Naval Station Mayport on July 11. Guest speaker for the event, Vice Adm. Dean Lee, Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Chaplain Alan Cameron are also pictured.See Tornado, Page 11 See Valiant, Page 11 Give Blood, Save Lives NS Mayport will hold a blood drive with American Red Cross on July 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bldg 1. -Photo by MCSN Bounome Chanphouang


2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 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: Shipmates First off, I would like to thank our fantastic Recreation Committee for their hard work coordinating this years command picnic held on July 2nd. It was great to have our Sailors and families together to enjoy the afternoon. With a command as large and spread out as NAVSTA, it can be difficult to get everyone together, but command functions such as these are critically important to the mission effectiveness of our command and also serve as a great reminder that that we are all here for the same purpose to provide the Finest Service to the Finest Fleet. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to come together, to pause and relax together as a command. I also want to thank the wonderful folks who work in our Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department for the fantastic Freedom Fest and fireworks show on June 28th. I cant think of a better way to celebrate our nations independence than watching a fireworks display on Mayports beach, surrounded by our great Sailors and families. Thanks MWR for everything you do in support of the Fleet, Fighter and Family! We were honored to have Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Admiral Bill Gortney and Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic, Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao onboard the instal lation last week to present the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of USS Gettysburg. The Battenberg Cup is awarded annually as a symbol of excellence to the best ship or sub marine in the Navys Atlantic Fleet. Congratulations USS Gettysburg on your receipt of this prestigious award you deserve it! I also want to take a moment to recognize our Sailors of the Quarter for Third Quarter FY14. AC1 Osterbur is Senior Sailor of the Quarter; OS2 Hackleman, Sailor of the Quarter; CS3 Roundtree, Junior Sailor of the Quarter; MASN Everett, Blue Jacket of the Quarter. The competition was incredibly fierce and those selected can be justifiably proud of this significant achievement. Congratulations! Mayport witnessed two Change of Commands last week and I want to welcome LCDR Dave Catterall and CDR Adam Chamie to Mayport. LCDR Catterall took the helm of USS Tornado (PC 14) from LCDR Michael Mullen during a ceremony on July 10th, while CDR Chamie relieved CDR Steve Burdian as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) on July 11th. I wish Steve and Mike Fair Winds and Following Seas as they transition to their new assignments and increased responsi bilities and welcome both Adam and Daves experience and leadership to the Mayport basin. Congratulations to you all. Id like to take a moment to remind you all that Naval Station Mayport has several projects both on and off the wharfs that require a bit of extra precaution on your part. Please practice situational awareness as you walk or drive along the wharfs and transit through construction zones. As you are all well aware, these areas are congest ed with equipment, wires and cables, ships personnel and contractors. We also have two road construction proj ects underway on base, the widen ing of Massey Road and a stormwa ter pipe/road repair project on Patrol Road. Patrol Road will be closed for the next couple of weeks while a com promised stormwater pipe is repaired. The pipe was old and deteriorated over time creating a dangerous sink hole. While the repairs are being completed, the road is closed from Gate 5 to the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station and commercial traffic has been rerouted to Gate 7. Personal vehicles are still encouraged to utilize Gate 5, but must turn South on Patrol Road. As for Massey Road, the widening proj ect is well underway and will continue for the next several months. Please be mindful of pedestrians and contractor crews in the area and honor posted reduced speed limits in the construc tion area. Although its great to see the activity here onboard Naval Station Mayport, this activity also creates an incredibly dangerous environment in which to operate. I thank you for your patience and please be extremely care ful out there! I also want to take this opportunity to thank our Base Services Department for all they do to help Naval Station Mayport accomplish our mission. Our Base Services Sailors help with Mayport beautification projects, pick up litter around the base, help deliv er the paper you are reading now, assist with the set-up of ceremonies around the installation, and honor our deceased Veterans and their fami lies by participating in Naval Station Mayports Funeral and Honors Detail. Thank for your hard work and for everything you do both inside and out side the fence line! Your efforts make a difference! Lastly, I want to remind everyone that we are having a blood drive here on July 22 in Bldg. 1. Representatives from the American Red Cross will be here between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to take donations. Help save a life by rolling up your sleeve. Please continue sending your sug gestions to the COs suggestion box or email them to wesley.mccall@navy.mil Capt. Wesley McCall NS Mayport Commanding Officer CAPTAINSCORNEREat Summer Treats Wisely To Control CaloriesSummer is the time to enjoy ice cold treats while at the park, the ball park, or in the backyard. The rising temperatures in summer encourage ice cold treats to keep cool. But a report by a Baylor College of Medicine dietitian warns to avoid those treats which pack on calories and fat. Summer is definitely a time when we want to enjoy cool, refreshing snacks and drinks when it gets so hot outside, said Kristi King, a regis tered dietitian with BCM and Texas Childrens Hospital. But those tasty treats can go from your lips straight to your hips. Its still possible to enjoy summertime sweets by making smart choices and making your own versions at home, King said. Drinks Smoothies are a great refreshing summer treat, but they can be very high in calories rang ing from 180 to 500-plus for a 20 ounce smoothie, King said. Make sure that smoothie shop is using only fruit and ice or non-fat yogurt. Some places use ice cream or full-fat yogurt or add whole milk and highsugar fruit juice. King advised that, People think they are having something healthy when in reality it is very high in fat and natural and added sugar. Theyre getting walloped with high-fat and calorie base mixtures. Another healthy choice is to make your own smoothies at home. This healthy alternative is especially convenient for breakfast, she said. In a blender, mix ice and fresh or frozen fruit, add a splash of skim milk, put it in a cup and walk out the door. Its not only lower in calories but Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KNOWINGTHE ROPESSurviving Deployments With Resources And SmileHaze grey and under way. For over 200 years this has been the defin ing identity of the United States Navy. A couple hundred years ago it was vessels with sails and wooden decks, but today our Sailors set foot on steal leviathans both above and below the water. But the pain of separa tion for those at sea and at home as ever been the same. The Navy pours a lot of resources into preparing Sailors and families for the unique challenges of extended separation, but nothing can really mitigate the homesick ness and pain that hits several months in. And yet despite the hardship, maybe even because of it, these deployments often represent the most lasting and meaningful memories of our careers when it is all said and done. I challenge you to engage any veteran and hear their sea stories. Long after color fades from our uniforms hanging in closets, long after our medals lay gather ing dust in our attics, it will be the memory of shipmates and adversity shared and service rendered on the far side of the sea that brings with it the greatest feelings of accomplishments. But even if this is true, it doesnt make it easi er when you are in the midst of a long deploy ment. My memories take me back to several middeployment moments. Whether off the coast of Gabon, Africa on USS Nashville, the Gulf of Oman on USS Ponce, Al Kut, Iraq with the Marines and other deployments I have often wondered why some shipmates seem to do better than others. Some really struggled emotionally and psy chologically but others showed a resiliency and seemed to not just sur vive but survive. Both endured the same adversities. What makes someone more prepared to face the challenges of deploy ment both at sea and on the home front? There are so many answers to this question but here are some observations from a chaplains perspective. mates who did well on deployments and the families that did well at home all seemed to be very much plugged into communities. Often they were apart of multiple communities. They were involved in bowling leagues, motor cycle and book clubs, knitting groups, weightlifting classes, churches and youth groups, rowing teams, and cooking classes. They were plugged into Chaplain Darin Dunham CHSMWL Chaplain CHAPLAINSCORNERcommunities at sea and at home. So when chal lenges both expected and unexpected arose, they were part of a large net work of relationships and resources they came into play. There really is strength in numbers. Part of our problem is we live in a culture that celebrates rugged indi vidualism and heroic iso lationists, (see Batman, Spiderman, and the Lone Ranger.) But this is not life. We are not designed to go through life as lon ers, with-in the human emotional DNA is a draw to be a part of families and communities, to share life and to share experiences. one I meet believes in their heart that they are generally optimistic and positive by nature. Most everyone is wrong. A decade and a half spent dealing with people and their problems as a chaplain and minis ter have taught me that, generally speaking, our culture is cynical and critical instinctively. If you even examine our humor, it is often tinged with sarcasm, ridicule, and cynicism. Often times we look to problems first before we see the positives or the good in our environ ment. I have seen that there is no accident that the Sailors and families that seemed to do well in the midst of deploy ments were those that had a cultured and delib erate optimism ground into their life perspec tive. More often than not it wasnt an inherent per sonality trait but rather a deliberate and calculated approach, a determined effort to find the good in each day through rain or shine. from least, I saw those that deployed well often (not always) had a strong connection to faith. An understanding that there was a limitation to their individual strength and a willingness to draw upon spiritual resources. Often faith orientation impacted attitudes and community involvement so the boundaries of one attribute often blended into the others. Faith allowed for many things not the least of which was to help com bat feelings of isolation and loneliness. The Psalmist says that even if you travel to the darkest depths or the far side of the seas, that even there God will be beside you. Deployments, it is what we do. For over 200 years it has defined life in the United States Navy. They are hard on us as individuals and on our families. They can be painful. But they can also be rewarding. You can not only survive them, you can thrive as well. Are you ready?See Treats, Page 3


saves money too. In the south, watch out for the ever-popular sweet tea and lemonade. Check out the listing for sugar on box drinks as well. All can be high in sugar. King advises to go with an unsweetened tea and add your own zerocalorie sweetener. Opt for low-calorie lemon ades or other sweetened drinks, she said. Frozen treats King warns about trendy yogurt shops as another source of poten tially high calorie good ies. Because its hard to control portion size and then topping it with the sweet candy options can make this treat really high in calories. A good option however is yogurt. Choose a low-fat or sug ar-free variety and stick with toppings like fruit and nuts. A fun alternative is to make frozen yogurt at home by blending your favorite fruit with your favorite variety of yogurt. This is something that kids can help with as well, which may make them more likely to eat it, King said. Sorbets and sherbets also tend to be lower cal orie than traditional ice cream and some yogurts, she said. One option that I really like that is available in grocery stores are the frozen fruit bars. They are about 70 calories and are not high in added sugar, she said. Theyre already portioned so theyre convenient as well as refreshing great for when youve been outside working in the yard. King also recommends freezing fruit to eat as a snack. Frozen grapes are a great snack and so are frozen banana bites dipped in melted choco late, she said. The bottom line, according to King, is that its still possible to enjoy refreshing cold sum mer treats but be sure to make smart choices. Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions or con cerns email at judith. cromartie@navy.mil or call 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 9935860 [cell]. From Page 2TreatsMayport Sailor of the WeekABH2 (AW/SW) Jason Lawhorn of NS Mayport Job: NAVSTA Funeral Honors Coordinator/ Funeral Honors Divisional LPO Age: 28 Hometown: Deltona FL Favorite Hobby: Hunting Hero: Richard Lawhorn (Father) Best Piece Of Advice Received: Play in the arena, dont watch. Goal for Navy: Finish each command as if I have given 100% of my abili ties and finish my B.S. in Human Resources. How has the Navy improved your life?: Given me a structure of morals and ambition that I apply daily. Why was this Sailor/ Officer chosen to be highlighted?: ABH2 Lawhorn has managed a dynamic and very challenging divi sion with perfection. The Honors and Funeral Division is not a normal 9 to 5 job, and because of his dedication to per fection and willingness to lead by example, this division has supported the families of deceased service members by exe cuting over 100 funerals in the last quarter covering the area from North Florida to the Daytona areas. He is a proven leader and is destined to do great things in our Navy. ABH2(AW/SW) Jason Lawhorn A CFC Participant provided as a public service.Do not accept defeat .Fight deadly childhood diseases. 800-8 22-6344 stjude.org THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 3


4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 USS Philippine Sea Sailors Enjoy Independence Day Steel Beach PicnicBy MC2 Abraham Loe McNattUSS Philippine Sea PAOThere was not the familiar feel of green grass squishing through their toes, but everything else from the smoky haze of the charcoal grill, to games of corn hole, to shorts and tee-shirts was just like a neighborhood cookout at home. It may have been a couple days late and a backyard short, but that didnt stop the crew of the guided-missile cruis er USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) from celebrating the 4th of July and their deployments halfway point with a steel beach picnic on the flight deck, July 6. It was a great Navy day, said Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ships senior enlisted leader. Our Sailors have been putting in hard work day in and day out and Im very happy we were able to take a break and reward them for a job well done. The ships Morale, Recreation, and Welfare (MWR) department hosted several events and handed out several prizes throughout day. Festivities included a fitness challenge, card and domino tournaments, a steel beach picnic, ice cream social, trivia chal lenges, and a cigar social on the fan tail. Today made me feel very laid back, said Operations Specialist 3rd Class Clay Joyner. We are pushed to max everyday, so it felt great to have a relaxed day and enjoy some great food. Its great to know that we are halfway done and I feel recharged to take on the challenges that the next half brings. The fitness challenge consisted of doing a modified version of the standard Navy physi cal readiness test (PRT). Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Lamont Wynn won by doing 115 curl-ups, 112 push-ups, and run ning three laps around the ship in 2:49. It was a great experi ence, said Wynn. I was glad I had an opportu nity to take the work Ive been doing in the gym and go compete with it. In total, MWR gave out more than $2,000 in gift cards and prizes. They ranged from $5 gift cards up to high-end items such as tablet computers and digital cam eras. The MWR team and crew did an outstand ing job putting together a mid-deployment and 4th of July Celebration, said Cmdr. Randolph Chestang, the ships executive officer. It was a very good day for all to enjoy. Philippine Sea is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. -Photo by MC2 Abe McNattSailors participate in a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Lt. j.g. Robyn Wegele and Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Veith baste lobster tails for a steel beach picnic aboard USS Philippine Sea. Midshipmen 1st Class Josh Hudson, left, and Lt. j.g. Keegan McCauley play a game of corn hole during a steel beach picnic aboard USS Philippine Sea. Ship's Serviceman Seaman Matthew Muhl plays in a card tournament pre sented by the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) department aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Seaman Jessica Moffit decorates galley covers to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month observance aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 5 Sailors play a game of corn hole during a steel beach picnic aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Cmdr. Randolph Chestang, the executive officer, receives his commander collar devices from Lt. Molly Hanas and Lt. j.g. Robert Allen during a frock ing ceremony aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).XO Earns Promotion On Philippine SeaBy MC2 Abraham L. McNattUSS Philippine Sea Public AffairsThe executive officer of the guid ed-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) was promoted to the rank of commander during a promo tion ceremony held during a depart ment head call in the wardroom, July 3. Cmdr. Randolph Chestang received his command ball cap with scrambled eggs from Capt. Wesley Smith, the commanding officer, in front of the ships chiefs and officers. He was pinned by Lt. Molly Hanas and Lt. j.g. Robert Allen. Chestang, who entered the Navy as a seaman recruit in 1991, said he saw increased responsibility in the officer ranks and decided that was the life for him. I had to put in the package three times before I was accepted into the officers program, said Chestang. If I can go from an E1 to an O5 anyone can. Id like to thank my family and all who helped me and served with me over the years. I wish they could all celebrate this occasion with me. This is the second time Chestang has served aboard Philippine Sea. He previously served as the opera tions officer from 2008 to 2010. He has a bachelors degree in mechani cal engineering from Southern University and a masters degree in National Security and Strategy from U.S. Navy War College Newport. Since becoming the executive offi cer in November, 2013, Chestang has helped the ship successfully complete several qualifications including Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), which was the final step in the ship becom ing deployment ready. Under his supervision the ship also passed its Maintenance and Material Management (3M) qualification at sea with more than 90 percent accu racy. He also provides guidance to the ships junior officers who are working toward qualifications and advancements. It has been a pleasure working with Cmdr. Chestang., said Hanas. His experience in the Navy makes him both an outstanding mentor and leader. The crew of USS Philippine Sea is lucky to have him as an execu tive officer. First class petty officers calculate scores following a Blue Jacket of the Quarter selection board aboard the guided-mis sile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Chief Information Systems Technician Patrick Miller, right, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Everett Agressott, center, swear the oath of enlistment during their reenlist ment aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Midshipman 1st Class Ryan Eilerman, from Joppa, Md., stands watch as the conning offi cer during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Winston Wright, left, observes Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Christopher McCutcheon loading anti-ship missile defense chaff rounds in the decoy launch er system aboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Culinary Specialist Seaman Corbin Poinier grills fish aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).


USS Roosevelt Welcomes MidshipmenBy MC2 Justin WolpertGeorge H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CVN 77) Public AffairsMidshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy joined the crew of the Arleigh-burke class guid ed-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) for their summer training on June 29. The embarked mid shipmen are assigned to Roosevelt for two weeks to further professional development, instill a sense of pride and help them identify with the Navy while getting a gen eral feel for life on board. During the stay they will get to observe and participate in live weap ons fire exercises, small boat operations, man overboard drills, flight operations, navigation and engineering drills. This time spent aboard will allow them to get to know the Sailors they will eventu ally lead, see the envi ronments theyll be in and gain experience in the work theyll do, said Cmdr. Jay Clark, Roosevelts commanding officer. They may come out here with preconceived notions; howev er, embarking on a U.S. Naval vessel gives them a chance to see everything. The days consist of participating in ship evolutions; watch stand ing on the bridge and in the Combat Direction Center; attending briefs from the commanding officer and lots of handson training. This experience will be a reference point for their decisions, so it is Roosevelts duty to offer the right environ ment to train our future shipmates, said Clark. Roosevelt is a good ship and we are honored to offer our experiences and knowledge to prepare these midshipmen for their future roles. Roosevelt is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting mari time security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. -Photos by MC2 Justin WolpertMidshipmen are used as role players during a Coast Guard Interdiction Team training exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Roosevelt is deployed as a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security efforts in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. Midshipman Andrew Snyder runs on the missile deck aboard the Arleigh Burkeclass guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Midshipman Emily Hornberger performs a dead lift on the missile deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Howard takes a moment to rest before a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Patuxent aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Getting Supplies Sailors heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea with with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201). 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014


Challenges, Rewards For Reserve Officer RecruiterBy MC1 Michael WissNavy Puablic Affairs Support Element East, Detachment SoutheastNavy Reservists play an important role in accomplishing the Navys mission. They continually balance both expec tations as a Sailor with family life and working as a civilian. Representing about 20 percent of the Navys total force, the Reserves is an essential element. Wherever the impor tant work of the Navy is being conducted around the world today, Navy Reservists are there. The Navy Reserve force motto is Ready Now, Anytime, Anywhere. Whether joining as a Reservist, or transition ing to the Reserve after active duty service, the experience offers unique opportunities and chal lenges. The challenges are even greater if you are a reserve officer recruiter. The officer commission requires a college education or recruiting a former offi cer on active duty to continue their career in the reserves. According to Lt. William Salter, Navy Officer Programs Recruiter with Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Jacksonville, the competition is extremely competitive for the few spots available. In the reserve officer program we are looking for talented educated working professionals, mostly with advanced degrees to enlist, he said. In the reserves it is much more difficult to get one of the officer commissions. You have a better shot at receiving the commission if you have a higher level col lege education. Salter is a poster boy for accomplishing your goals in life. He enlist ed as a Yeoman in 1977 and served 12 years and was honorably dis charged as a Yeoman 1st Class in August of 1989. From there he received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Tampa College and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of South Florida. Being out of the military for over 16 years, Lt. Salter enlist ed in the U.S. Navy reserve in 2005 at the age of 46, he was com missioned under the Human Resources Direct Commission Officer (DCO) program in 2008. He was recalled to active duty in April of 2009 as Reserve Officer Programs Recruiter at NRD Jacksonville. He was named the 2013 NRD Jacksonville Officer Recruiter of the Year and runner up for the CNRC Region East Reserve Officer Recruiter of the Year. Salter explains that it is easier to get previous active duty officers into the Navy Reserve, but he is proof positive, that anything is possible. Getting active duty officers is easier to tran sition into the Navy reserves because of their military service experience and mili tary job skills, he said. Anything is possible. If you are a civilian with the proper education and work experience, it could lead to a commis sioning. My job is to sell the values of being in the Navy, if you are moti vated enough and have the skill and experience, this could be the future for you. Lt. Bill Salter NS Mayport Reserve Officer RecruiterReserve Affiliation Option To Stay NavyFrom Navy Personnel Command, Public AffairsSailors interested in change, but who want to stay Navy may be interested in the flexibility and continued benefits that come with Reserve affili ation. The Career Navigator offers a streamlined pro cess for Sailors who are interested in pursuing Reserve Component (RC) opportunities. The Selected Reserve (SELRES) consists of drilling reservists and units. These designated Reservists are available for recall to active duty status and they serve as the Navys primary source of immediate manpower. SELRES typically fulfill the traditional service commitment of one week end a month and two weeks a year. These reserv ists receive many of the same benefits and may perform many of the same duties as their active duty counterparts. Full-Time Support (FTS) Reservists perform active duty services relating to the training and management of the Navy Reserve program. They may be assigned to shore activities and commands or operational units. FTS personnel receive the same pay, allowances and benefits as active duty members. Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) offers Sailors some reserve affiliation perks without the SELRES drill requirements. Sailors in the IRR have to maintain mobilization readiness and must keep the Navy informed of any address changes or conditions that may affect their readiness. Your Career Counselor can assist you with an application to transition to the RC via Career Navigator. If you receive a SELRES quota, you must select a drill site from the Career Management System/Interactive Detailing, said Lt. Cmdr. Jenni Reid, Selected Reserve enlisted community manager (ECM). For Sailors inter ested in FTS opportunities, contact the active duty ECM responsible for the rating for which you have interest. Active duty ECMs manage both Active Component and the corresponding FTS rate. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 7


A Great Day in Surface WarfareJr Officers Earn SWO Pins On GettysburgBy Lt.j.g. Kiley ProvenzanoUSS Gettysburg (CG 64) Public AffairsTen junior officers earned their Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualifications onboard the guided missile cruis er USS Gettysburg (CG 64) on July 11th. Junior officers begin working toward this goal from the moment they step onboard their first ship. The SWO qualifi cation is a culmination of knowledge about each portion of the ship. The qualification allows offi cers to wear the SWO pin which represents their proficiency with gen eral military knowledge, engineering, combat sys tems, operations, weap on systems, and even logistics and supply. We have had an incredible process here, says Ensign Tommy Changaris, the ships repair division officer. We were able to work throughout deployment as a team to learn and grow professionally. The mass awarding of this accomplishment is indicative of the ships other recent accom plishments. Having just aced a command career development review, the ship has sustained its right to the Golden Anchor award and was most recently recognized with the award of the Battenberg Cup as the best ship in the Atlantic Fleet. The SWO program has been a central part in earning both awards and sustaining the ships success. Coordinated by the ships navigator, train ing officer, and combat information center offi cer, the program was structured around class room lessons, hands-on training, tests, and multiple boards with other junior officers and senior leadership. It is all about whether or not the junior officers participating wanted to succeed within our pro gram, says Lt. Kevin Mullins, the ships navi gator, who led the class room and bridge ses sions. They were very invested. We provided the tools and opportu nities and they seized them. The 10 junior offi cers recognized joined Gettysburg shortly into the ships recent deploy ment to the 6th and 5th Fleet areas of responsi bility and immediately got to work in their qualification. Ensign Allen Worcester, Gettysburgs Main Propulsion Officer, commented 9 month deployments can be long, but they offer great opportunities for train ing and qualification and we seized the opportu nity. Earning Surface Warfare Officer quali fication were: Ensigns Tommy Changaris, Cesar Mize, Zara-Anne Farrar, Allen Worcester, Seth Simonds, Clinton Earnest, Alexander Greene, Craig Jones, David Tate; and, Lt.j.g. James Clendenin. These officers were recognized in a ceremony in front of the crew onboard the cruiser in Mayport, Florida, where the ship is stationed. Capt. Brad Cooper, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) pins Ensign Craig Jones, awarding him his surface war fare officer qualification with nine other junior offi cers on July 11 in a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.-Photos by Lt.j.g. Kiley Provenzano10 Junior Officers from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) earned their surface warfare officer qualifications on July 11th in a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck. ducks.org 800-45-DUCKS 13 MILLION ACRES AND COUNTING Help us conserve another 13 Million acres. 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014


USS Gettysburg Aces Career Development Program ReviewBy Ensign Thomas ChangarisUSS Gettysburg Public AffairsThe guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) successfully completed an assess ment of its commandwide career development program (CDP) on July 8, with a score of 100. Senior Chief Navy Career Counselor (Surface Warfare) Kenneth Morrow, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic, detachment Mayport, conducted the assess ment, a thorough review of all applicable pro grams. Morrow stated that NC1 Wiemer had one the best programs on the waterfront. Gettysburgs CDP strives to improve Sailors ability to achieve professional goals while allowing them to pursue their desired career path. It encompasses Career Waypoints, Career Development Boards, the commands Sponsor Program, Command Indoctrination for new check-ins, as well as Family Readiness pro grams. Successful imple mentation is possible through on active par ticipation on behalf of every single Sailor assigned to Gettysburg, from the command triad to the most junior undes ignated Seaman Recruit. Spearheaded by Gettysburgs 2013 Sailor of the Year, Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Raymond Wiemer, the program plays an instrumental role in ensuring consistent, outstand ing, and high advance ment and retention rates for enlisted Sailors on board Gettysburg. Fifty-six percent of eli gible Gettysburg Sailors advanced in the last year, and the ship has earned the Navys Retention Excellence (Golden Anchor) Award an astounding six years in a row. The support from the Wardroom, Chiefs Mess, and First Class Petty Officers as well as the active and enthusi astic participation by Gettysburgs Sailors is really what has led to such a successful CDP here, said Wiemer, We couldnt be more excited about the results of this review. Cmdr. (SEL) Nathan Scherry, the cruisers executive officer, cred ited hands-on manage ment for the uniquely effective Gettysburg CDP. NC1 has done a fantastic job ensuring our Sailors have all of the resources they need to be successful in todays Navy, said Scherry. Our command focus is our people, and we strive to ensure their success and hard work are recog nized and their goals are met on a daily basis. Gettysburg is home ported in Mayport, Fla., and recently returned from a nine-month deployment support ing Operation Enduring Freedom with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in the 6th and 5th Fleet areas of responsi bility. -Photo courtesy of USS GettysburgNC1 Raymond Wiemer helped USS Gettysburg score 100 during an assessment of its command career development program (CDP) on July 8. Defense Human Resources Activity Gets New DirectorFrom DoD News, Defense Media ActivityPamela Mitchell, who has served her entire career with the Defense Department as both a military officer and a senior civilian, has been appointed as director of the Defense Human Resources Agency. In announcing the appointment, Jessica L. Wright, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said Mitchell has a broad and diverse background and has served successfully in three Senior Executive Service positions. She has demonstrated her strong leader ship skills and capability to effectively manage programs impacting the entire department, Wright added. Her experience within the DoD will be invaluable to this position. As director, Mitchell provides integrated analytical support on resource and long-range planning issues within DHRA, including pro viding leadership and direction for all orga nizational development, activities and man power. DHRA is responsible for: General management and direction on a wide variety of human resource matters; Budgetary support and management; Guidance on civilian personnel policy, pro fessional development programs and person nel security; Program support in the benefits, readiness and force protection areas; Management, research and analysis of manpower data; Guidance on overall effectiveness, efficien cy and productivity of personnel operations; Guidance and information on common access card issuance and procedures; Strategic direction of requirements related to language and regional expertise; Oversight of the Defense Departments capability to respond to the needs of victims of sexual assault; and Operation, consolidation, and management of commercial travel for DoD. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 9


Crew, Family Of USS The Sullivans Celebrate Americas Birthday With Command PicnicBy Lt.j.g. Christina A. GattiUSS The Sullivans PAOUSS The Sullivans crew and their families came together to cele brate Independence Day and enjoy in good food and good fun at a com mand picnic held at the Sea Otter Pavilion July 3. It was a great way to get the crew to relax in the midst of an availability period, said Chief Electronics Technician Harold Ervin III. There was a dunk tank, a bounce house for the kids, corn hole, and vari ous lawn games, in addi tion to great food. Ensign Amelia Castro-Mendoza, Chief Harold Ervin III, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Romonn Calhoun, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Carrie Jackson with the ship MWR committee, did a wonderful job of setting up the picnic for the families to enjoy. The crew loved having the opportunity to dunk the Captain in the dunk tank, said Jackson, the MWR Vice-President. Hull Technician 2nd Class Adrine Thomas, who wore a red, white, and blue apron in honor of the event, kept plates full with good food. Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jeffrey Tomecek, The Sullivans Sailor of the week, explained It was a wonderful ship fami ly-oriented event. The food was great! The Sullivans Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Samuel De Castro announced and awarded Sailors of the Quarter, as well as a surprise CAP for Boatswains Mate 1st Class Andrew Werner and his family, who attended the picnic. Many of those attend ing noted that Werner and his family were the most deserving of the promotion and we look forward to more great things to come from BM1 in the future. Its a great way for the Captain to talk to the families and let them know he cares, Command Master Chief Lee Stephens said. -Photos by Lt.j.g. Christina GattiFire Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Haynes, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Zachary Mitchell, Gunners Mate Seaman Eli Howlett, Fire Controlman 1st Class Darryl Shinault, Gunners Mate Seaman Darryl Campbell, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rodney Dorilas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Andy Chan enjoy good food and fel lowship at USS The Sullivans command picnic on July 3. Culinary Specialist Seaman Donovan Murphy and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kendra Cuneo enjoy the picnic. Aidan, son of Lt. Kellie Smith, gettshis face painted like the Luigi from the Mario game. Declan, Lt. Kellie Smiths son, is excited to be paint ed like Spider-Man. Damage Controlman 1st Class Jeremiah Bredesons children enjoy some fun in the dunk tank. Fire Controlman 3rd Class Geoffrey Horeth, Sonar Technician Surface 1st Class David Blalock and Gunners Mate 2nd Class Caleb RosarioGarcia play corn hole. Electronics Technician 1st Class Jeremy Jones enjoy ing a bratwurst at the command picnic. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014


Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Material Inspection, Dry Docking Availability and Basic Phase Training Cycle before completing a hull swap with USS Cowpens (CG 63) in Yokosuka Japan. In Cowpens, Catterall served as Combat Systems Officer, completing a 7th Fleet Deployment in sup port of the George Washington Strike Group and Operation Damayan where Cowpens embarked CTF76 while overseeing humanitarian and disas ter relief operations in the Philippines. Ashore, Catterall served at the United States Naval Academy as an Instructor of Navigation and Seamanship. While on shore duty he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. Mullen was born in Van Nuys, Calif. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. His initial sea tours were on board USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) as the Strike Officer, First Lieutenant and Navigator from 2003 to 2006. He served his department head tour as Chief Engineer on board USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) from 2010 to 2011. Ashore, Mullen attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 2009 with a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management. Mullen reported as Commanding Officer, PC Crew Golf in August 2012. Mullen completed a 5th Fleet deployment as Commanding Officer USS Sirocco (PC 6) from October 2012 to April 2013. He assumed command of USS Tornado (PC 14) in May 2013.From Page 1Tornado120 migrants, and disrupted the transportation of over 3,000 kilo grams of cocaine worth a wholesale value of $15.2 million in support of Operation MARTILLO, an interna tional operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land, and maritime assets from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and Western Hemisphere and European partner nations to coun ter the use of the Central American transshipment routes for illicit drugs, weapons, and cash. Valiant also examined more than 160,000 pounds of shrimp worth a market value of nearly $800,000 and issued over 70 fisheries and safety violations to ensure the maritime safety, security, and stewardship of the commercial fishing vessel industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the past two years, Valiant was inspected 12 times all with out standing results, earning the pres tigious Coast Guard E Ribbon and receiving the coveted Overall Operational Readiness Award from Atlantic Area Commander. In September 2013, the 80-members of Valiant beat out over 70 local commands to win the Naval Station Mayport Captains Cup Trophy. In the last past couple of months, CGC Valiant executed a routine dry dock extending the structural integ rity and service life of the 47-year old cutter. In addition to inspecting and providing oversight of the com mercial work, the crew went above and beyond using an all-hands tiger team approach to ensure comple tion of double the amount of work typically accomplished in a depot level maintenance period. The crews adaptability and tireless effort will ensure the cutters service life well into 2020 and beyond. Chamie reports for duty aboard Valiant after serving as the Coast Guards Liaison to US Naval Forces Africa, US Naval Forces Europe, and US Navys Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. A native of Deep River, Connecticut, Commander Chamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996. A change of command ceremony is a time honored naval tradition, which formally restates to the offi cers and crew of a unit, the conti nuity and authority of command. It involves the total transfer of respon sibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another. Vice Admiral William D. Lee, Atlantic Area Commander, presided over the ceremony. CGC Valiant is the only 210-foot medium endurance cutter current ly home ported at Naval Station Mayport. Its missions include law enforcement, search and rescue, liv ing marine resource enforcement, and ports, waterways, and coastal security. From Page 1ValiantBall Cap Wear To ExpandFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced July 11 a change to uniform regu lations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1. Initiated by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, this change is a result of Sailor feedback received at all hands calls and is part of Navys efforts to further empower com mand triads. Currently ball caps can only be worn with the physical training uni form, coveralls and flight suits; with NWUs only when standing bridge watch and by command training teams during a training evolution. The 8-point cover remains part of a Sailors sea bag. The change in wear rules for the ball caps, which will include Fleet leadership input, will be released in a NAVADMIN later this summer and will include occasion of wear rules. Feedback to umo_ cmc@navy.mil or usn people@gmail.com. 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Naval Hospital Jax, Reserve Units Awarded Navy Blue H Health Promotion, Wellness AwardBy Yan KennonNaval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior WriterNaval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, com prised of its hospital and five naval branch health clinics (NBHCs); Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville; and seven Navy Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) detachments have been awarded the Navy Surgeon Generals Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2013. This award symboliz es the resiliency of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles military, civilian and volunteer staff, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, NH Jacksonville command ing officer. This is a direct reflection of a military treatment facility and its medical reserve units working to pro vide continuous worldclass care to our nations heroes and their families while meeting or exceed ing all clinical standards of excellence. NH Jacksonvilles hospital, NBHC Jacksonville, NOSC Jacksonville and OHSU detachments each received the highest recognitionGold Star level. NBHC Key West, NBHC Kings Bay and NBHC Mayport received the Silver Eagle and OHSU detachments received the Bronze Anchor. The Blue H Award recognizes excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion and medical staff health. The award assesses health topics such as alcohol abuse prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, physical activity, psy chological health, sexual health, tobacco cessation and weight management. A total of 281 Navy and Marine Corps active and reserve units were select ed for the Blue H Award. To find out more about Navy wellness programs, contact your local Wellness Center or Health Promotions. For additional information on the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center visit http://www. med.navy.mil/sites/ nmcphc/. NH Jacksonvilles priority since its found ing in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. The command is comprised of the Navys third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient popula tionabout 163,000 active and retired sail ors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their familiesalmost 70,000 are enrolled with a primary care manag er and Medical Home Port teams at one of its facilities. To find out more, visit the command website at www. med.navy.mil/sites/ NavalHospitalJax.Chronic Low Back PainQuestion: What is chronic low back pain? Answer: Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a musculoskeletal condition involving pain in the central low back or buttocks, with occa sional pain or numbness spreading to one or both legs. According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects nearly 80 percent of people at some point in life and is being experienced by about 40 percent of peo ple currently. It is one of the leading reasons peo ple seek out health care. Question: What causes it? Answer: Causes of LBP can include overuse, strain, age, arthri tis, illness or injury to the lower back. It has two classifications: spe cific and non-specif ic (mechanical LBP). About 85 percent of all cases in the U.S. are classified as mechanical LBP; and the exact tis sue damage causing pain is not easily identified. Common LBP risk fac tors include sedentary or strenuous occupations, smoking, obesity, poor sitting posture or lift ing techniques, stress, depression and lack of sleep. Question: How is it diagnosed? Answer: For a spe cific diagnosis, a physical exam may be required by a health care provider. Identifying the source of pain can be challenging, and imaging studies such as X-rays, magnetic reso nance imaging or com puted tomography scans usually dont identify the exact problem. For this reason, imaging studies are only ordered when specific criteria are met, which should be dis cussed with your Medical Home Port primary care manager (PCM). The good news is imaging studies are not needed to help treat the problem in most cases. Question: How is it treated? Answer: Early inter vention followed by a preventative maintenance program are the most effective ways to prevent debilitating mechanical LBP. Most cases subside on their own in about two to three weeks with basic first aid and modifica tions to normal activity. It is important to avoid prolonged bed-rest, sit ting or standing upon the onset of LBP; maintain a level of activity that does not lead to increased pain; and consult your Medical Home Port PCM if symptoms persist or fail to lessen. Your PCM may discuss the possibil ities of physical therapy as a treatment option. Unfortunately, LBP reoccurrences are high. Exercises that target strength, endurance, coordination and pos tural control will help reduce acute symptoms and prevent frequent flare-ups. Your Medical Home Port PCM or physical therapist can help customize an exercise program for activ ity modification and risk factor reduction strate gies. For information contact your Medical Home Port PCM. Ask the Doc is written by Naval Hospital Jacksonville providers from its hospital and five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. This column was writ ten by Lt. Peter Angell, physical therapy division officer, Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport. 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. AskThe Doc Lt. Peter Angell Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport physical therapy division officerSave A Trip To The DoctorWith EmailBy Jeanne Casey Naval Hospital Jacksonville Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ever had a ques tion for the doctor, and werent sure how to get it answered easily? Well, heres a potential solu tionemail. Sign up for RelayHealth to email the primary care managers (PCMs) at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport. With RelayHealth, patients can email their care team for routine needs (like lab results and prescription renew als) or preventive ques tions about screenings. RelayHealth is free and secure. Ive been a RelayHealth user for three years, and it works, said Dave Bragg, a retired chief petty offi cer. It saves time for routine questions like lab tests. And signing up was easyif I can do it, anyone can. Patients can sign up in person at NBHC Mayport, or go to www. relayhealth.com or the command website at www.med.navy.mil/ sites/NavalHospitalJax. For technical help, call 866-RELAY-ME (866735-2963). To reach the clinics care teams, call 904270-3248, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The teams in Family Medicine and Pediatrics are open extended hours Monday Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. The new 24/7 Nurse Advice Line is available at 800-TRICARE (800874-2273). A registered nurse provides health advice and urgent-care referrals anytime, day or night, including holidays. Email access, extended hours, telephone access and 24/7 nurse advice these are just a few of the features of NBHC Mayports Medical Home Port. The patient is at the center of a collaborative team of caregivers from doctors to nurses and case managersled by the PCM. The patient and team work togeth er to meet the patients preventive, routine and urgent care needs. NBHC Mayportalong with every other Naval Hospital Jacksonville clinichas earned Patient Centered Medical Home 2011 Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQAs recognition pro grams are built on evi dence-based, nationally recognized clinical stan dards of care. NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles six health care facilities in Florida and Georgia. Of NH Jacksonvilles patient populationabout 163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their fami liesalmost 70,000 are enrolled with a PCM and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more and virtu ally meet the PCMs, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/ sites/NavalHospitalJax.-Photo by Jacob Sippel Family Medicine Nurse Claudine Chandler assists Machinists Mate 3rd Class Bryan Marzolf to sign up for RelayHealth. Marzolf can now use RelayHealth to communicate with his Medical Home Port team via secure email to get lab results and medication renewals. A CFC participant provided as a public service.Do not accept defeat. Fight deadly childhood diseases. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014


THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 13 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 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 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) 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 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. Transportation only. Child and Youth Programs Missoula Childrens Theater Presents Aladdin. Open to children 1st gradeage 18; Preregister 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. ducks.org 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service 13 MILLION ACRES AND COUNTING Help us conserve another 13 Million acres.


14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 17, 2014 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 supplies 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, note books, back packs, glue/sticks, two pocket three prong folders, rulers, 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 centers and the Kings Bay ITT office are selling wrist bands for Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and are open to Active Duty, Retirees, Reservists, National Guard, dependents, Veterans with ID card, and DOD civilians are eligible to purchase wrist bands. Thank you to our title sponsor BURGER KING for sponsoring this event. SSG Jason Dahlke Memorial Ride Join other motorcyclists in honoring the memory of SSG Jason Dahlke and all of our fallen warriors on Saturday, July 19. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sua Sponte Foundation supporting the immediate needs of Rangers and their families during 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. Recycling Recycling has come to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. If you have any office paper, shredded paper, old magazines, 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 fundraiser 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 read ing to the children in your life, even while thousands of miles apart. The Mayport Center and NAS Center can record you read ing a book to your children and send it to them after you have gone on deployment. There is a computer resource center available to all service members with email, Internet and word processing. Fax, copy and free notary service is also available. There is a full kitchen, showers, a quiet reading room and a meeting room available at the USO. The USO is available for meetings, support groups, receptions, parties and predeployment briefs. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are avail able for use. For more information about activities or meeting availabili ties, call 246-3481 or stop by at 2560 Mayport Road. USONEWSSaturday, July 19 Join a park ranger at 2 p.m. to learn about the many common spe cies that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped bar rier islands of north east Florida. 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. Tuesday, July 22 Learn about Zora Neale Hurston, a major author in American lit erature and the Harlem Renaissance, by some one who knew her well Mildred Alene Murrell. Murrell is the author of In And Around Jacksonville, Florida, In The 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The 96-year-old historian will share memories of life in Jacksonville in the 1920s and beyond, including personal sto ries of the era about Zora Neale Hurston, African-American life on the Southside, the Great Depression, edu cation and family. Murrell also will sell and autograph her books. The event is part of the librarys Adult Summer Reading Program, Literary Elements, and the Special Collections Author Series. It is free and open to the public. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Main Library, Zimmerman Overlook, Ground Floor,303 Laura Street N. Outin TownFrom 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 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.FFSC Classes Available For Sailors, Families Resident of the Week-Photo courtesy of Balfour BeattyBalfour Beatty Communities would like to con gratulate Robert Moore who is the Resident of the Week! We appreciate the Moore 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 904-270-8870.Helping NMCRS Assist Sailors In Time Of Need -Photos submittedPictured above left, Bill Kennedy, Naval Station Mayport Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society director, holds a check with employees from the Mayport Exchange and Exchange General Manager Bill Hockenbury for $19,785 that has been donated to the non profit organizations annual fund drive. The money was raised through contributions from the Navy Exchanges patrons and employees. Above right, Kennedy holds a check with Bill Warner, Bill, Founder and Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours dElegance Foundation with other members of the foundation, NS Mayport Executive Officer, Pat Pickard, left, CMDCM Ross Cramer, second from left, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Wes McCall, fourth from right.


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