Check us out online! Vol. 27 No. 43 November 12, 2010 youtube.com/sigonellavids cnic.navy.mil/sigonella facebook.com/nassigonella Sigonella Jaguars win Division III title By Rusty Bryan Photo by Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes Sigonella's Jeff Lastrella rushes for a big gain before Alconbury's Justin Thibodeua, left, and Cameron Hall can bring him down. Lastrella scored the Jaguars' third touchdown of the day a few plays later, on their way to winning the Division III crown with a 1912 win. Stars and Stripes BAUMHOLDER, Germany – Whatever problems the Sigonella Jaguars had in holding onto the ball in a steady Baumholder rain in Saturday’s DODDS-Europe Division III championship game, their defense made up for in a 19-12 victory. “We tried swapping balls, and going to different balls,” Sigonella assistant coach Robert Haueisen said after his team survived an eight-fumble afternoon — three of them lost. “Nothing worked.” Nothing worked on the equipment level, at least. Leading 19-0 with 6 minutes, 57 seconds to go in the third quarter, the Jags dropped the ball on all three of their remaining possessions, losing JAGUARS, continued on page 13 A NAS Sigonella single Sailor meets with a single Sailor from the 41st Stormo as part of the FFSC’s Amici program. The Amici program links American service members to their Italian counterpart so that they can learn more about each others’ culture. Students donate Halloween candy An Amici program first to deployed troops Photo by 41st Stormo Command Chief Master Sergeant Giuseppe Stimolo By MC2 Gary Prill NPASE East The Health Promotions office at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella began a three-day candy buy-back program Nov. 1, with the help of the students from the Stephen Decatur Elementary School. “Back in the states, many dentists participate in this candy buyback program to give children an opportunity to give away their candy so they won’t be eating all of it, so we tried to do this activity here” said program coordinator Cmdr. Willie Chao. “This year, we have donations from Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the All Officers Spouse’s Club (AOSC) for Navy Hospital Sigonella Dentist Cmdr. Willie Chao helps a student weigh the candy he brought in to donate to deployed troops. Captain’s Mast Results MA2: Violation of UCMJ articles 107, 109, and 134. Awarded 30 days restriction and 30 days extra duty. MASN: Violation of UCMJ article 86. Awarded reduction in rate, forfeiture of 1/2 months pay times 2 months, 45 days restriction and 45 days extra duty. Top Stories Weather update Nov. 12 H: 70 L: 53 Nov. 13 H: 70 L: 57 Nov. 14 H: 71 L: 58 Make sure you don’t miss Chaplain Coates’ last article for The Signature. The Signature staff wishes him fair winds and following seas. The football panel is back with their latest picks. Have you been following along? PAGE 2 PAGE 3 Direct Line 2 Navy News 3 Inside CANDY, continued on page 13 To date total (inc. E-Giving): Total Donors: 464 Total Donations: $88,708 Overall Participation: 25% Week 5 Total Donors: 88 Total Donations: $18,257 Unit of the week: Hospital $5,934 donated Leading Units Total donations: Hospital $13,314 Nov. 15 H: 71 L: 57 Check out this weekend’s festival in Agria. This annual family-oriented event celebrates the town's specialty, a mouthwatering half-moon shaped pastry PAGE 6 Community Calendar 4 By Cinzia Spampinato The Fleet and Family Support Center at NAS Sigonella offers a variety of intercultural opportunities to all active duty and family members stationed at Sigonella. One of these opportunities is an intercultural exchange activity called the amici program. The Amici program connects single American service members and American service members with families to their Italian counterparts. The goal of this program is to bring individuals of similar situations together to experience full immersion in their counterpart’s culture. Because this program has been so successful, the FFSC invited the Italian Military to participate by providing an expansion of the Italian population base. On Nov. 3, the first Italian Military participant met his single sailor counterpart at an informal introduction held at the FFSC. Accompanied and supported by FFSC staff (Dr. Marlene Casel, Cinzia Spampinato, Andrea Carobene, and Agata Carnazza) and representatives from the 41st Stormo A/S (Lt. Col. Salvatore Verga and Command Chief Master Sergeant Giuseppe Stimolo); these two young military counterparts enjoyed an initial introduction and time to make immediate plans for future activities. The Amici program is open to all American and Italian Military personnel interested in immersion into the American/Italian Culture. Families and single sailors are encouraged to join this progressive movement that is designed to increase appreciation for cultural similarities and understanding of cultural differences. If you are interested in joining the Amici program, contact the FFSC at 624-4291. Traffic Numbers Participation: NMC, 75% Donation per capita: Safety, $243 Nov. 16 H: 67 L: 55 Nov. 17 H: 66 L: 54 It’s the city that was rocked by an earthquake many years ago, Poggioreale. This long weekend, go and see how time stood still. PAGE 8 MWR Corner 11 Nov. 18 H: 65 L: 55 Bingo is back! Get out your dobbers and get ready to play! Get all the details on the MWR page. PAGE 11 Il Mercato 14 Jan. 10- Jan. 09- Oct. 10 Oct. 09 Accidents Injuries 218 26 DUIs 9 Traffic Deaths 0 186 24 6 0 Please, don’t become a statistic!