NS MAYPORT
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome

Since its commissioning in December 1942, Naval Station Mayport has grown to become the third-largest fleet concentration area in the United States. Mayport’s operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory.

Housing

All personnel transferring to Naval Station Mayport are required to contact the Housing Service Center (HSC), located in Building 289, prior to making any off-base commitments. Upon entering through the main gate, turn right onto Moale Avenue. The HSC is the first building on the left. All shipboard and permanent party personnel will check in at Building 2105.

Support Services

The American Red Cross provides services to military personnel and their families. Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services personnel work in more than 700 chapters in the United States, on 61 military installations around the world, and with our troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Red Cross services include: emergency communications between active-duty members and their families, access to emergency financial assistance, confidential referrals to social service agencies, CPR classes, blood services, disaster assistance and volunteer opportunities.

Tenant Commands

Destroyer Squadron 14 (CDS 14) is the Navy’s largest destroyer squadron and is homeported in Mayport, Florida. As Common Support Directorate (CSD) and is also the head of FFG CLASSRON, CDS 14 responsibilities are threefold. As the Immediate Superior in Command of 13 assigned surface ships homeported in Mayport, CDS 14 executes direct oversight of assigned ships during the maintenance, unit-level training and intermediate training phases, and discretionary oversight of assigned units while they are deployed in support of scheduled deployments, homeland defense and the global war on terrorism.

Leisure

MWR Mayport is home to “the finest resort on the First Coast,” and you’re already a member. With top-notch facilities, outstanding customer service and high-quality programs, you might expect to pay a lot for this resort-like atmosphere. The fact is Sailors, family members, retirees, reservists and civilian employees are already members of this club. The Naval Station Mayport Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR) provides a wide variety of high-quality services, facilities, recreation programs and activities. Outstanding customer service is the No. 1 goal in pursuit of the Mayport mission: “Finest Service to the Finest Fleet.” MWR’s main offices are in Building 414 on Massey Avenue (second stop light after entering the main gate). To contact MWR customer service, call 904-270-5228.

History

Sailors have been flocking to the area surrounding the present site of Naval Station Mayport for more than 400 years. With its ease of access to inland waterways and the open ocean, early Sailors’ interest in the region has resulted in an important military base with strong ties to the community.

Local Community

Jacksonville’s mild climate is ideal for an array of recreational and outdoor activities all year long. The summers are warm; winters have mild temperatures, while fall and spring stay cool. The coolest month is December, with an average high of 61 degrees and an average low of 38 degrees. July is the hottest month, with an average high of 92 degrees and an average low of 70 degrees. Rain generally occurs during the summer afternoons with an annual average at about 51 inches. Humidity levels are relatively high, but natural breezes from the Atlantic provide cool relief.

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High Tech Tools Keep Navy Pumps Running at Peak Efficiency

Story by Scott Curtis on 08/15/2016
NAVAL STATION Mayport, Fla. Pumps are arguably the most used pieces of gear onboard ships. Every day on every class of ship in the U.S. Navy, thousands of motors are coupled to thousands of pumps moving seawater, fuel, potable water, bilge and other fluids and air.
If the shafts on those pumps and motors are misaligned, a common ailment, they begin to vibrate. The vibration can be difficult to detect and cause the pump to run less efficiently. Eventually, misaligned pumps will fail, resulting in major maintenance expenses due to failed bearings, couplings and other expensive machine components.
Because machine downtime is so costly to the Fleet, high-tech tools like laser alignment tools allow Sailors here to quickly, easily and accurately keep pumps in the fleet running smoothly, adding years to their service life.
In an average calendar year Southeast Regional Maintenance Center's (SERMC) Pump Shop repairs more than 60 pumps. Before returning them to the Fleet, all pumps and motors are calibrated using a precision laser alignment tool. The laser ensures the shaft of the motor and pump are properly aligned along horizontal and vertical planes, or "co-linear."
"Using the laser we are able to align the motor and pump shafts quickly and accurately," said Machinists Mate 3rd Class Brittany Alldredge. "We mount the laser and laser sensor on the pump and motor shafts and rotate them as the laser sensor measures hundreds of points, essentially eliminating math errors and other common mistakes."
All of the data points are collected and transmitted to a handheld computer. The computer visually displays the necessary vertical and horizontal alignment corrections to scale.
"It's much cheaper in the long run to keep the pumps running efficiently than it is to rebuild or replace a piece of gear," said Machinist Mate 1st Class (SW) Raul Coronado. "The pumps we return to the fleet are highly calibrated and will run at peak efficiency which greatly reduces bearing, seal, shaft and coupling failures."
Additionally, Sailors assigned to SERMC return to the fleet at the end of their tour with vital skills and Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) Qualifications.
The NAMTS program provides Sailors in electricians mate (EM), engineman (EN), gas turbine machinist (GSM), hull technician (HT) and machinist mate (MM) ratings with on-the-job, rating-specific training.
NAMTS training is available to Sailors on shore duty at SERMC, leading to the knowledge and proficiency to perform essential fleet maintenance and repairs while underway which often would normally have required the ship to return to port.
For more information about SERMC, visit: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/RMC/SERMC.aspx

SHAMAL Completes Third U.S. 4th Fleet Patrol

Story by ENS Carol McKenzie on 08/03/2016

As a result of this ongoing operation, regional partner nations and U.S. and European participants have strengthened and renewed their commitment to addressing the regional transnational criminal threat, have recognized improvements in communication and information sharing between law enforcement activities, have observed decreases in illicit maritime and air traffic, and continue to disrupt illicit trafficking operations.

COLOMBIAN SERVES AS AIR FORCES COMMANDER FOR PANAMAX 2016

This year's exercise includes significant firsts: each of the participating commands that include the air, land, and sea elements, will be led by coalition partners Colombia, Chile, and Peru, respectively. In addition, Brazil will serve as the Deputy Commander of the Multinational Force.

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