Naval Station Mayport

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Reports that the U.S. Department of Defense is considering closing all commissaries across the country are not going over well with retired military.

Closing the commissaries is under consideration for 2015 as a Pentagon cost cutting move.

The advantage of shopping at a commissary is that prices tend to be cheaper than at other grocery stores.

Active military along with their families and retired veterans can take advantage of the lower prices.

USS Stark Remembered

May 17, 2013
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the attack on the U.S.S Stark in the Arabian Gulf. Every year on this date, Mayport Naval Station holds a memorial service to honor the 37 sailors who were killed aboard the guided missile frigate. 

One by one, the names of those sailors are read, followed by the tolling of a bell. Retired Rear Admiral George Huchting, who spoke to the gathering about the special bond among shipmates, says the memorial service lets people stop and remember those who died in service to their country.

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert was in Jacksonville today to meet with Navy officials and others at NAS Jax.

He talked about the importance of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to Navy operations.

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