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⚽️ REGISTRATION FOR START SMART SOCCER (AGES 3-5) OPENS TODAY!! ⚽️
👉What: 6-week soccer program for children ages 3-5
👉When: Every Thursday (starting Sept 7- Oct 12) from 4:00pm-5:00pm
👉Where: Turf Field (Next to Naval Branch Clinic Mayport)
👉Cost: $25 per child
Register at the Youth Activities Center (YAC), open Monday through Friday from 11:30am-6:00pm
*This is a parent-led program where parents or guardians work one-on-one with their child. An instructor is present to guide the parent in teaching their child soccer skills*
🏠 Stay inside if you can, skip the outside chores. They’ll still be there when it cools down.
🐕 Bring Fido inside, ensure he has plenty of water, and keep him off pavement/cement today. Limit excursions outside and use a leash to ensure he doesn’t get the zoomies.
👶 Keep Junior out of the sun, in light clothing, and extra hydrated.
👵 Same for Meemaw. Make sure she doesn’t try to get gussied up today, and remind her that sweet tea and mint juleps are not water.
Take care of each other. Heat makes everyone cranky, so try to remain calm, stay home if you can, and check in on those you think might need some extra support.
Be safe and well, friends!
July 21, 2023
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the Duval County area today. Near record heat will combine with summertime humidity to produce DANGEROUS heat-index values. This will begin late this morning and persist through after sunset. The Excessive Heat Warning will remain in effect until 9 p.m. this evening. We urge everyone to take these temperatures seriously, use caution, and protect themselves and their loved ones. Remember to hydrate, seek shade, take breaks if you work outdoors, and know the signs of heat-related illness.
For more information visit JaxReady.com/HeatSafety.
Little Ones Park Playgroup on 30 June, 28 July, and 25 August at South Beach Park in Jax Beach.
Call or text 904-859-3939 to register. Sponsored by the Fleet and Family Support New Parent Support Department.
☀️🥵🔥 HEAT ADVISORY THROUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY 🔥🥵☀️
The City of Jacksonville has issued a heat advisory through July 4th, 2023. Please be extra mindful of elder, child, and pet safety.
💧Hydrate hydrate hydrate!💧
Hurricane Season is upon us. Remember to get informed, make a plan, and build your kits.
🌀Happy 1st day of Hurricane Season!🌀
What is MBMF?
Mind-Body Mental Fitness (MBMF) enhances resiliency and
mental toughness through the use of evidence-based
mindfulness skills. The primary goal of MBMF is to enhance the
mind, body, spirit and social domains in one's life.
Mind-Body Mental Fitness (MBMF) is a six-class course. The six sessions can be taken together as a series, or any one session can stand alone. Each class deepens your understanding of mental fitness and gives you the tools to manage stress. MBMF gives you the ability to learn and grow from the stressors you face; to not only bounce back, but to bounce forward.
Create your FREE account and register for a course: www.mynavyfamily.com
or contact Fleet & Family Support Center at 904-270-6600 ext 1700 for more information.
The new Mind-Body Mental Fitness (MBMF) program focuses on ensuring the holistic health of servicemembers and their families by emphasizing the importance of coping skills, emotional intelligence, and the mind-body connection.
There are a host of resources for servicemembers and their families. If you are struggling with stress, feelings of anxiety or depression, you’re not alone, and you don’t have to stay stuck. Reach out to your Command Family Ombudsman, who can put you in touch with tone or more of the below resources in your area.
Help is out there, you just have to raise your hand ✋💚
Mental health is Health.
Seeking help is a sign of strength. Don’t wait until you are in crisis to make your mental health a priority. Protecting, optimizing, and defending your mental health is vital to the well-being of everyone and to the readiness of our military force.
There are a host of Navy Resources and Programs which can help connect Sailors with coordinated resilience programs to help them thrive and overcome adversity, including:
Provide religious ministry for the spiritual readiness of Sailors and Marines. Provide for religious ministry, facilitate the faiths of all Sailors and Marines, care for all service members in the command, and advise the command on issues that impact spiritual readiness.
Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor:
Support readiness of Sailors through DAPA assessments, weekly one-on-ones, scheduling of treatment, Indoc.
Command Managed Equal Opportunity:
Issue policies and standards to aid in the prevention of harassment and unlawful discrimination throughout the Navy. Aid in the prevention of harassment and unlawful discrimination. Informal resolution training; hostile work environment, sexual harassment, equal opportunity. Formal and informal grievance training and resolution.
Deployed Resiliency Counselor:
Support the mental health needs of shipboard personnel. The primary purpose is to provide professional short-term, solution-focused individual and group psychotherapy for commonly occurring life situations, and education on resiliency/wellness topics. SAPR and FAP subject matter expert.
Increase Morale and Fitness and encourage health and wellness. Holds fitness class, provides nutritional coaching and provides fitness assessments. Provides fitness programs and guidance on achieving goals.
Promote health and wellness for maintaining readiness. Education on and coordination of resources for nutrition, exercise, to***co cessation, safety, sleep, stress management, and more. Data collection of health demographics.
Support readiness through legal support and guidance to command and Sailors. For Sailors, Legal can include notary services, non-federal entity and fundraising request reviews, ethics reviews, Regional Legal Assistance Office, or the Defense Service Office.
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program:
Support for substance use disorder assessment, treatment, recovery and those managing sobriety. Provides screening, assessment, treatment, group therapy, individual counseling, and education.
Navy Mental Health:
Consultation, psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment, duty status determination, psychotherapy, acute care for psychiatric emergencies.
Su***de Prevention Program Coordinator:
Support Sailors and ensure they have access to resources that can help them. Ensures su***de related behaviors are reported appropriately. Ensures Su***de Prevention training is presented to the crew and documented.
Along with Mental Health Clinic NHB/NMRTC Bremerton 7th Deck, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays: 360-475-4219, there are other resources available, including:
Alcoholics Anonymous (24 HR Hotline) 760-758-2514
Combat Call Center: 24/7 call center for combat veterans and their families 877-WAR-VETS
Fleet and Family Support Center: Individual and family support
Classes: Resiliency Skills Training, Mind-Body Mental Fitness, Stress Management, Time Management and Organization, Finances, Anger Management, Career development
FFSC Blue: 2901 Barbel St, Bangor
FFSC Gold: 1099 Tautog Circle, Bangor 800-562-3301 (Blue)
866-854-0638 (Gold/after hours)
In Transition: in Transition is a free, voluntary program with coaches who provide psychological health care support to service members, veterans and their health care providers during times of transition. Service members can call to self-enroll 24/7. 800-424-7877
Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS): provides resilience training to military children, families, and couples. Teaches practical skills to help families and couples overcome common challenges related to a military life. Helps build on current strengths and teach new strategies to enhance communication and problem solving, goal setting and creating a shared family story. 253-966-6390
Kitsap Crisis Line 888-910-0416
Military One Source: A 24/7 resource and referral service for all military branches. They offer free counseling sessions with no referral needed. Medications are not available with this service. 800-342-9647
NAMI of Kitsap: Provides support, education, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families. [email protected]
National Su***de Prevention Lifeline 988
TRICARE West - Health Net Customer Service 844-866-9378
United Services Organization (USO) 202-246-1908
Vet Center: Community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social services to eligible Veterans and active duty service members. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to services. 877-927-8387
Spots are available for our May 17th Virtual Budget 4 Baby Workshop!
Call or email today to reserve your spot!
Stay informed and navigate with ease!
Download our Navy Installations app today and gain access to real-time updates, maps, and event schedules - your one-stop-shop for everything happening on our base!
Available in the App Store on all smart phone devices! 📲
Navy Region Southeast MWR Mayport Naval Station Mayport Housing U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet FFSC Mayport
Mayport’s portion designed by yours truly.. PAO TEAM! 👏🏼 Let’s get it Mayport Fam! ⚓️
Come join us for a delicious Christmas dinner!
Continental Breakfast: 7:00am-10:00am
Holiday Meal: 1:00pm-4:00pm
We hope to see you there!🎄🎅🏼✨☃️
The first freeze of the season is this weekend! Remember to cover your plants, ensure outdoor plumbing has adequate insulation, and when in doubt, run the farthest tap from your water inlet on a drip to help keep water moving and guard against freezing.
Also be safe using alternate forms of heat: ensure your flue vent is open if you want to use your fireplace, DON’T use a grill or fire pit (propane or otherwise) inside, and don’t run your car in the garage — even with the door open.
Finally, please bring your fur-babies in, especially at night ❤️🐾
Happy to all servicemembers, past and present!
Thank you to all who served this . No matter how long you served, you have shouldered the responsibility of duty, and for that we are grateful.
Volunteer support is available if you need help! You may also reach out to your Ombudsman via Messenger, email, call, or text for additional support ❤️
Please stay inside and off the roads! There are multiple vehicle crashes due to the inclement weather. Shelter in place and stay informed via local news and government organizations.
Floridians should take precautions to keep themselves & their families safe as Tropical Storm makes its way through Florida:
⚠️ Don't go outside until the storm has passed
⚠️ Stay away from downed power lines
⚠️ Never walk or drive through flooded waters
Among the closures and major schedule changes in preparation for Nicole, the Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade and breakfast on Friday will not take place, Mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday.
New phone number or email?
Make sure JEA has your current contact info. We’ll use it to share important updates with you throughout Tropical Storm . Sign in to your account to verify and update your info now: https://jea.fyi/3DSblel
As we continue to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole with the Emergency Operations Center, it is evident that our county will be impacted by tidal flooding, wind, and rain. These conditions may restrict access to coastal and low-lying regions.
Due to the storm’s projected timeline, schools will remain open on Wednesday with a regular early dismissal. Extended day services will operate as usual. There will be no afterschool activities, events, or athletics.
We will close all schools and district offices on Thursday, November 10th. Please be reminded that Friday is a holiday honoring Veterans Day.
Thank you and stay safe!
***Condition of Readiness 2 at Naval Station Mayport***
CORRECTION: Mission essential personnel remain priority for access on and off installation. Contact base PAO with any questions. 904-629-7145
Beaches on installation remain closed.
All Naval Station Mayport tenant commands set condition of readiness 2 effective immediately 30 September 2022, in accordance with Naval Station Mayport Commanders Guidance, update C 4 I with command status.
*At 4pm today, once COR TWO is formally set, Mayport base access will be limited to essential personnel only. At 8am tomorrow, the base will immediately set COR 1, whereby base access will be closed completely until further notice.*
Rear Adm. Wes McCall, Navy Region Southeast, instructed all Navy installations in the Jacksonville area to set Hurricane Condition of Readiness Two in preparation for the storm. NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport and SB Kings Bay will be closed to non-essential personnel beginning at 4pm today.
Call the base Public Affairs Office at 904-629-7145 with any questions.
Remind your sailor to ensure NFAAS is up to date and check out the Hurricane Resources album for helpful mobile apps to make sure you’re able to get informed and make a plan!
Now is the time to ensure your NFAAS info is up to date! The Navy uses the Navy Family Accountability & Assessment System (NFAAS) to account for, assess, manage and monitor the recovery proccess of those affected by a widespread catastrophic event. Visit https://navyfamily.navy.mil and download the NFAAS app!
Keep a weather eye on and head over to the Hurricane Season photo album to make sure you’re safe and prepared!
🐶🐱 Stuffed Animal Exam Day at Forever Vets 🐮🐷
This is a great event for grade school aged children to learn more about proper pet care and responsibilities on their favorite stuffy!
🚨 SEEKING NEW OMBUDSMAN 🚨
Hello MINEDIV22 families,
The time has come for my family and I to depart the Command, and I will need to turn over the Ombudsman position to a new spouse!
The Ombudsman is a volunteer DOD position open to the spouse of a servicemember currently attached to the Command, and every Command is required to have an Ombudsman. Ombudsmen act as liaisons between the Command and their families, providing information, referrals, emergency/crisis support, and act as a line of communication from family members to the Command.
If you are interested in the position or learning more about the Ombudsman role, please message the page, email, call, or text (see contact info in the About section) and let me know!
Lena R. Covington
Call or text 988 for a mental health crisis starting this Saturday, July 16th.
New Women’s Support Group at Fleet and Family Support. Get in touch to join and find out more 💞
Our amazing Victim Advocates want to start a new Women's Support Group. We are looking to get some feedback on whether there is interest in this kind of group. Also would you like to meet during the day (2pm to 330pm) or Evening (6pm to 730pm). This will be open to Active Duty Sailors and families.
Please comment below or call 904-270-6600 and speak to Libby x1726 or Lisa x1724
🌀 The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins this weekend! This 14-day tax holiday gives Floridians the opportunity to prepare for hurricane season by saving money on disaster prep items.
➡️ Download a disaster supply kit checklist before the tax holiday: FloridaDisaster.org/Kit.
If you haven’t yet completed your 2021 taxes, head to Military OneSource and access their FREE tax preparation software powered by H&R Block!
Do you know what's due April 18th this year? Yep, taxes! There's a FREE tool available through Military OneSource to help service members - MilTax includes tax prep and e-filing software and personalized support that addresses the realities of military life – deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, living OCONUS, and more.
Budget for Baby Workshop dates are here!
We would love to see you! Call 904-270-5418 x 1504 or email [email protected] to register. For your participation, you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a hand-knitted baby blanket made by our wonderful volunteers.
Sign up for our Budget for Baby Workshop ~ A great way to prepare your finances for your growing family.
Naval Station Mayport is now in HPCON A with additional measures.
Please be aware of sanitation practices and when in doubt or feeling under the weather, wearing a mask can protect those around you, whether it’s COVID, influenza, or the common cold!
Effective today we are now in HPCON Alpha. This decision was made due to local community transmission rates, capacity of local hospitals and medical capabilites of military treatment facilities.
What does this mean -
When the HPCON is A, or “Alpha,” there’s a limited health alert. Maintain your routine actions but also:
Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you’re sick, call your medical provider for instructions on receiving care before going to a clinic or hospital. Make sure your installation is aware of the symptoms of your health threat.
What workshops are trending at your NAS JAX FFSC next week? Don’t miss an opportunity to sign up! Call 904-542-5745 to sign up!
Free motorcycle class sponsored by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO). This class is being offered May 21 at JSO's Academy. Sign up today!
Naval Station Mayport
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