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U.S. Naval Activities Spain

Rota Welcomes 22 New Chiefs to the Mess

Photo by MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick Twenty-one Sailors and one Airman stand in ranks at attention during a Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony held at the Fleet Landing Recreation Center, Sept. 16. The new Rota chiefs came from 13 various commands located throughout the Naval Station.

By MC2 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 21 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held at the Fleet Landing Recreation Center, Wednesday. The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,100 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks of enlisted leaders. The new chiefs came from the Naval Station, tenant commands and deployed units including U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Italy Site Rota, Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit 7, American Forces Network and the 725th Air Mobility Squadron. "To the 22 men and women standing here today, I hope you know how proud everyone is of you," said Capt. Pekari, commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain. "This ceremony is more than just a pinning. Today you are welcomed and accepted as a member of the Navy's Chief's Mess. You were tested, both physically and mentally, and you overcame those challenges. You

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learned about teamwork and perserverance.You are here today because, as petty officers, you combined hard work and leadership capabilities to become a Chief." After the new CPOs were pinned, NAVSTA Rota Command Master Chief Delbert Terrell read the CPO Creed to emphasize the importance of the role of the chief to those in attendance, and to drive home the added responsibility and higher expectations that come with the rank and position of CPO. “Your entire way of life has now changed,” said Terrell. “More will be expected of you. More will be demanded of you. Not because you’re an E-7, but because now you’re a chief petty officer. You have not merely been promoted one pay grade; you have joined an exclusive fraternity.” The CPO training process is a long-standing tradition, unique to the Navy, but service members from other military branches can request to participate. If they successfully complete the training, they are recognized as a genuine chief petty officer. The pinning ceremony culminates after six-plus weeks of intense training, transformation, and testing known as CPO 365 Phase II. Afterward, participants are accepted into the U.S. Navy Chief's Mess, a new position of leadership, and responsibility."

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Congratulations to Rota's newest chief petty officer: - Chief Logisitics Specialist Eloy Acevedo - Chief Hospital Corpsman Luis Amador - Chief Hospital Corpsman Chad Boschee - Chief Hospital Corpsman David Cano - Chief Logisitics Specialist Arjay Celemin - Chief Navy Counselor Paul Crampton - Chief Hospital Corpsman Christopher Demetrulias - Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Piotr Dlugolecki - Chief Hospital Corpsman Thomas Faircloth - Chief Hospital Corpsman Matthew Fetterolf - Chief Hospital Corpsman Charles Geiger - Chief Electronics Technician Travis Hill - Chief Quartermaster Victoria Hobgood - Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Lantron - Chief Master-at-Arms Lawrence Limson - Master Sgt. Edmond Nicholson - Chief Hospital Corpsman Lunar Odhiambo - Chief Yeoman Mathew Olson - Chief Operations Specilaist Terrance Popplewell - Chief Yeoman Raul Ramirez - Chief Cyryptologic Technician (CollectIon) Kaylie Ramsey - Chief Steelworker Jason Read - Chief Builder Patrick Smith

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The Chief Petty Officer Creed Team Rota, The Chief Petty Officer Creed is one document that symbolizes the character, loyalty, passion and integrity of my fellow brothers and sisters. We accepted this challenged not to be “arrogant” but to be humble and committed leaders to take care of our Sailors, officers and their families to accomplish the mission, not just today or tomorrow, but each and every day, even in the face of adversity! As chiefs, we want to continue to pay it forward as our brothers and sisters paved the way for us and helped make it possible CMDCM (SCW/FMF) Delbert Terrell Jr. for us to be where we are at today. “During the course of this day you have been caused to humbly accept challenge and face adversity. This you have accomplished with rare good grace. Pointless as some of these challenges may have seemed, there were valid, time-honored reasons behind each pointed barb. It was necessary to meet these hurdles with blind faith in the fellowship of chief petty officers. The goal was to instill in you that trust is inherent with the donning of the uniform of a chief. It was our intent to impress upon you that challenge is good; a great and necessary reality which cannot mar you - which, in fact, strengthens you. In your future as a chief petty officer, you will be forced to endure adversity far beyond that imposed upon you today. You must face each challenge and adversity with the same dignity and good grace you demonstrated today. By experience, by performance, and by testing, you have been this day advanced to chief petty officer. In the United States Navy, and only in the United States Navy, the rank of E-7 carries with it



unique responsibilities and privileges you are now bound to observe and expected to fulfill. Your entire way of life is now changed. More will be expected of you; more will be demanded of you. Not because you are a E-7 but because you are now a chief petty officer. You have not merely been promoted one paygrade, you have joined an exclusive fellowship and, as in all fellowships, you have a special responsibility to your comrades, even as they have a special responsibility to you. This is why we in the United States Navy may maintain with pride our feelings of accomplishment once we have attained the position of chief petty officer. Your new responsibilities and privileges do not appear in print. They have no official standing; they cannot be referred to by name, number, nor file. They have existed for over 100 years, chiefs before you have freely accepted responsibility beyond the call of printed assignment. Their actions and their performance demanded the respect of their seniors as well as their juniors. It is now required that you be the fountain of wisdom, the ambassador of good will, the authority in personal relations as well as in technical applications. 'Ask the chief' is a household phrase in and out of the Navy. You are now the chief. The exalted position you have now achieved - and the word exalted is used advisedly - exists because of the attitude and performance of the chiefs before you. It shall exist only as long as you and your fellow chiefs maintain these standards. It was our intention that you never forget this day. It was our intention to test you, to try you, and to accept you. Your performance has assured us that you will wear 'the hat' with the same pride as your comrades in arms before you. We take a deep and sincere pleasure in clasping your hand, and accepting you as a chief petty officer in the United States Navy.” Congratulations to our FY16 chief petty officers! NAVY CHIEF NAVY PRIDE!! 212 CMC

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Important DGF School Dates to Remember

Saturday • First home football game; DGF Admirals vs. Naples Wildcats Monday • College and Career Readiness Standards Training - elemetary school only. (No school for students) Regular school hours: • DGF Elementary School - 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • DGF Middle/High School - 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Service Provider Announcement / Job Announcement U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain is seeking one contracted, full-time, Healthcare Systems Analyst. Minimum qualifications are: 1) Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Science or Healthcare related field, 2) One year of experience with data collection, data analysis and generation and presentation of reports. 3) US citizenship required. 4) Currently have base access privileges to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Interested personnel are requested to contact Brett Dickstein, Contract Specialist, for a copy of the solicitation at DSN 727-1996 or email with your name, phone number and email address. Offers are due no later than Monday. Alternate point of contact is Paul Campbell at

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Save Time at the Fleet Post Office: Fill Out an Electronic Customs Form From The United States Post Office and Military Postal Service Agency

The United States Post Office and Military Postal Service Agency announced a new Global Trade Compliance requirement that will impact all packages mailed at Navy Fleet Post Offices (FPO) located outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). Starting Oct. 1, OCONUS FPO customers wishing to mail packages to the Continental United States (CONUS) are encouraged to complete a customs form online before they bring the item to a FPO for mailing. The new program will require customs form information for packages mailed from FPOs to be entered into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) database. Customers will benefit from this procedure because tracking capabilities will be increased at each handoff of the mail. Customers will be able to track their mail from origin to destination with additional updates in-between. Filling out the customs forms online and bringing them to the post office saves time in line because it only requires the scanning of a barcode on the customs form. Customers without an electronic printed custom form can expect a lengthy wait, as can other customers in line, while their data is manually input into the Point of Sale retail terminal. Fleet Post Offices will provide head of the line privileges during lunch hours and high peak holiday mailing seasons. This will provide for speedy service to continue in the FPO lobbies. Postal customers can complete their customs forms online at http:// under the “E-Customs” when they click the link titled “Complete Customs Forms.” For step-by-step instructions, see graphic below. Online customs forms are also available under the “Click-N-Ship” option. Please contact the local Fleet Post Offices for more information on how to prepare your electronic USP Customs forms.

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Team Rota in the Spotlight Sgt. Charleston Evans

By MC2 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of Seale, Alabama, Sgt. Charleston Evans joined the Marines i n O c t o b e r 2 0 11 . A f t e r completing three months of basic training at Paris Island, South Carolina, he attended Marine Combat School for a month in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Next, he attended Personnel Administration School for two months in Camp Lejeune. In 2012, he went back to Paris Island, where he served as an administrative clerk. In March 2014, he arrived in Rota, Spain and joined Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company. Evans serves as an administrative clerk for FAST Company and primarily processes and manages paperwork. He deals with promotions, awards, daily

correspondence, temporary additional duty (TAD) travels, and permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Additionally, he is part of Naval Station Rota’s color guard. “My job is great,” said Evans. “I like the research aspect of my job. Marines usually ask me questions and need my help. I really have to know my information and research lets me show them the correct answers.” Evans said his biggest accomplishment thus far in the Marines is getting orders to Rota. He said getting stationed here is rare and he appreciates the opportunity. Evans believes one quote can be applied to just about every aspect of his life and keeps him motivated. “You’re the captain of your own ship; don’t let anyone else take the wheel,” said Michael Josephson.

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CORNER By Cristina Pamplona Photos provided by Ferrretería Bonhomo and + Q Sushi

Ferretería Bonhomo (Hardware) This large, well stocked hardware/ home improvement store is a good alternative to driving to one of the big superstores in Jerez and it is right outside the Rota Gate in the industrial area. It is locally owned, they have 30 years of experience and there is staff that speaks

Spark Spanish I asked the folks at Spark Spanish to tell us a bit about their classes and this is what they have to say. Want to improve your Spanish? Or are you new to Spain and want to start from the very beginning? Then come and join us at Spark Spanish, your passionate language school located in the beautiful town of El Puerto de Santa María. We have a whole range of Spanish courses to suit all levels, ages and needs! Whether you’re looking for an Intensive group course, one to one classes to fit around your schedule, a weekly evening class or fun programs for your children to learn Spanish, then please feel free to get in touch with us and we will find the perfect Spanish program for you. Our school is run with a family atmosphere and we ensure that personalization and friendly attention are very much at the forefront of all of our program. In addition, our unique weekly Cultural Events allow students the opportunity to integrate with and get to know the local people and culture whilst trying out a range of fun and cultural activities. We truly do our utmost to live up to our motto “student learning, our passion”. Bailey's Grill Bailey's Grill is now back to their off season hours: they now open from 13:00 to 16.00 and 19:00 to midnight every day except Wednesday when they are closed. Bailey's is located on the Fuentebravía Road as you go from base to El Puerto de Santa María. +Q Sushi +Q Sushi would like their clients to know that you can have 90 minutes of free parking at the riverside (Calderon) parking in downtown Puerto. Take the parking ticket with you when you go to the restaurant and they will stamp it for you. This is good news since parking downtown Puerto can be a real challenge and if you are going for takeout, it

English. This store is comparable to Ace Hardware or True Value in the U.S. Ferretería Bonhomo has official technical service for Bosch, Black & Decker, Sthil, Dewalt and Honda equipment. The Cabin The Cabin has new hours for the fall and winter season. It now opens Thursday and Friday 18:00 - 01:00 and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 01:00. This new restaurant is already popular with both Americans and Spanish and it is definitely a place beer connoisseurs should get to know since they have a long list of local and international brews. Also the place is very family friendly since they have a big area for kids to play. All in all, it is a very pleasant place with friendly service and good food. If you have yet to give it a try; stop by.

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I FANDANGO COMPETITION 21:00, Saturday, 19 September Peña Rociera Roteña (C/ MÁLAGA 9) WHALE WATCHING IN THE WILD Orcas, Bottlenose Dolphin, common dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Pilot Whales, Sperm whale and Common Fin Whale. Ask for trips with transport. Rates from Tarifa Daily departures from Tarifa – Adults : 30.00 € /// Children From 4 to 14 years old/students and seniors: 20.00 €/// Until 4 years old.: Free Supplements from Rota to Tarifa by Bus : 15,00 € Information and booking.: Tlfn: 609502869/609594020/956681932 www. WINERY “EL GATO” DRAMATISED TOUR By “Bombastic Teatro” Thursdays at 7.00 pm, 6€ adults / 2€ children. DRAMATISED TOUR OF THE LUNA CASTLE “Bombastic Teatro”. Fun version of the history of the Castle. 636 687 868. 5€ adults/3€ children. Tour available in English and Spanish. SECOND HAND MARKET “El Chorrillo” Association. Sundays from 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm. C/Sargento Céspedes. BOTANICAL GARDEN “Celestino Mutis” From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm Closed on Mondays. PARISH CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE O Open to the public daily from 9.00. to and from 6.0 pm to 21.00 pm Address: Bartolomé Pérez Square.


GUIDED TOUR, PATH OF THE SENSES This 4 and ½ hour tour explores the origins of the Sherry wines of El Puerto and it´s progress from the vine to the barrel. Oenologists meet you, after a short bus trip, at a vineyard in the countryside and explain how the vineyard operates, later at the bodega a wine tasting accompanied by tapas and an explanation of the elaboration process, this last taking place in the famous Caballero bodega. Run by Bahiamedia Comunicación y Eventos - Reservations: 649 882 288 - 956 853 960, -

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MUSEO DEL PRADO COLLECTION Until September 20th. Paintings from Velázquez, Rubens or Ribera. Sala Blas de Lezo. Casa de Iberoamérica (Old royal prison) C/ Concepción Arenal, s/n. From Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 2PM and from 6PM to 9PM (Spanish Holidays included) More inflo: www. HOP-ON HOP-OFF Cadiz Bus Tour. City Sightseeing International The loop lasts approximately 1 hour Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing Once the departure point for explorers sailing to the New World, the 3,000-year-old city of Cadiz is now more famous for its Moorish charm. Your sightseeing bus pass offers convenient stops for Cadiz Cathedral, the ancient city walls, and the bay area.


FLEA MARKET on Sundays at Alameda Vieja s/n from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DRAMATIZED VISITS TO THE ALCÁZAR GPS: 36.680343°N 6.139732°W Every Sunday at noon. Learn some of the history of Jerez and get to know some of the important historical persons. Visit last approximately one hour. Tickets: 1,80€; children under 14 free. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Plaza del Mercado,W s/n. C.P. 11.408 956 14 95 60


JEEP TOUR Doñana Travel Agency. San Juan Street, 20. 956362540 956362541 Please book in advance. Price: 40€ per person.. RIVER NAVIGATION ROUTE 'SanlúcarRiver Guadalquivir-Doñana'. Ship “Real Fernando” Center of atention and museum “Fábrica de Hielo” (The Ice Factory). Office “Buque Real Fernando”. Information, seat reservation and pick-up of tickets 30 minutes before the boarding. Reservation required. Please call 956 36 38 13. / E-mail: info@visitasdonana. com Length of the trip: 3 hours and 30 minutes. Prices: Normal fee: 17’27 €. Retired and students: 12’09€. Children from 5 to 12 years old: 8’64€

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is annoying to have to pay for just a few minutes and if you eat in, 90 minutes gives you enough time. Cantina Zapata More about parking: Cantina Zapata in El Puerto would like their clients to know that you can now park inside their gates. This makes it easier for you to enjoy your Mexican favorites without the hassle of looking for a place to park. Anything worth sharing? We like hearing from you! Send an email to cristina. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.


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NAVSTA Rota News Calling all Eagle Scouts

Are you an Eagle Scout looking to give back to Scouting? Or perhaps a new parent who wishes to enroll their child in Scouting? The Department of Defense sponsors a very robust Boy Scout and Cub Scout program in Europe, including here in Rota. For more information, please contact David Kemp at david. or DSN 626-3192.

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hall at the chapel. For more information, call the DAPA at 727-2357 (VPN: 18-727-2357) or commercial 63883-6854. AA off-base: "Rota Drydock," every Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Calle Calvario, 67, Inglesia del Carmen, Rota (Lat: 36.624466, Long: -6.356386). For information about the meeting in Rota, call Joe Garcia at 629-271312 or 956-81-5842. Online, visit http://www.aaonline. net or

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the graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to help you achieve your academic and career goals. While in Rota, with Embry-Riddle Worldwide, you can get your education in a way that works best for you: in the traditional classroom, available at more than 150 locations throughout the world; online, from anywhere across the globe; EagleVision Classroom-web video conferencing between classrooms; EagleVision Home Web video conferencing from the convenience of your home; and Blended, which allows you to combine learning modes to suit your lifestyle. Visit our website at or contact your local office at to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.

Preschool Services for Children with DLPT, DLAB Testing at the NCO Disabilities Navy College Office Rota has assumed responsibility UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

Child Find for children 3 to 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development please contact 727-4185 or 727-4435.

WIC Overseas

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship

for the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). Testing is by appointment only - walk in testing will not be permitted. Individuals without One-Net access must call Neville Hollin at 727-2126. He will coordinate a time for the individual to come by to Building 3269 to start filling out the SAAR-N for access to One-Net. Access to One-Net is a requirement for DLPT/DLAB testing and a requirement to set up the appointment for testing. For more information, please contact Sandra Whitaker or Brenda Carpenter at 727-2798/2785.

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eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at or by calling 951-25-6407.

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There’s a reason more than 93,000 students have chosen UMUC. They have experienced faculty with professional knowledge, plus UMUC is regionally accredited and internationally recognized. UMUC Europe offers several certificate programs, along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can't stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 727-2917 or email them at

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, CTC is offering four face-to-face degree programs in criminal justice, fire protection, child development and hospitality management. CTC face-

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Getting to Know and Understand God Centuries ago the study of God was considered to be the supreme of the sciences. It has been said, “If we are wrong about whom God is, we will be wrong everyplace else. Because our view and knowledge of God will determine how we conduct ourselves with our families, in the market place and in our relationship with others.” The last couple of times we met, we spoke about having faith in God and if mentioning God in our casual conversations or in times of trouble, do we truly believe God exists? As we push forward in this study we now ask the question if God exists, which He does, is He knowable and how can we know Him? The answer is yes. Getting to know and understand the ways Chaplain Reggie Jones of God has been deemed life’s most challenging pursuit. The reason being, no matter how much we learn about God there is always more to learn. Because of this some may not believe in God, but think of it like this: to those of us who are married or are dating someone, we know there is always something new to learn about that special someone we have in our life. The only difference is the one we love changes over


time throughout the different stages of life whereas God is unchangeable. This unchangeableness of God is what we call an attribute or a character trait. The more of an individual’s character you are familiar with the clearer the image you have of that person. It is the same with God. The more we know about God and his attribute the clearer an image we will have of Him and what He desires for our life. But the only way to learn about the one we love or whom we seek to know better is to make a legitimate effort to learn about that person. Few relationships happen without effort. In the coming weeks we will look at several characteristics of God so we may gain a more precise view of who God is, what He is about and what he desires for us. But notice what He says about Himself in scripture, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls.” God states we must come to Him. He will not force Himself on us. The second statement He mentions above is that we must learn of Him. Learning is a process which takes dedication and does not occur overnight. This process of learning about God will not be purely academic but also experience, learning about Him through the trials and tribulations of our own lives. Lastly, God says once you come to learn of Him you will find rest for your soul because you will know that no matter what happens in life, He is in complete control.

2015 - 2016 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Registration Registration is now under way for CCD classes, which begins Sunday at Naval Station Rota Chapel. Catholic Religious Education classes are offered for children in age groups of elementary through high school. The courses of instruction include Preparation for First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Additionally, classes are available for post-confirmation high school aged students. Registration forms are available at the chapel or immediately following Sunday mass. The point of contact is Glenn Ferguson at 638-932-479.

Space-A/Rotator Update In recognition of the sustained efforts of the spouses and dependent children of our deployed military members, the Department of Defense (DoD) policy on space-available travel for dependents of deployed members is being updated to reflect the recommendation of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Recommendation Assessment. Effective immediately, dependents of military members deployed for 30 or more consecutive days are authorized to travel space-available on DoD aircraft in Category IV. This change will be incorporated into DoD Instruction 4515.13R, "Air Transportation Eligibility," which is currently under revision. Attention Patriot Express/CAT B travelers: Passengers traveling on the Patriot Express are encouraged to check in early and check back often. Travelers are able to check in and drop off baggage 24 hours prior to departure and up to two hours prior to departure. Not only does this help passengers drop off luggage but you can check to ensure your flight is still departing at the scheduled time. Is important to check back often prior to departure in the event the show time has changed. To check the status of your flight, please call Passenger Services at 727-2411/956-82-2411.

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to-face courses are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are several other available online degree programs, and registration for these is open every month. If you’re interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727- 2574 or email CTC at

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The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphasis in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-toface classes are taught Tuesday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at

FFSC News ICR (Mandatory)

WEEKLY through October, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rota's Intercultural Relations Course (ICR) is a mandatory four-day course for all newly stationed personnel assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain; uniform of the day is required for all service members and business attire for civilians and dependents. You will be trained in diplomacy and learn some of the customs, traditions, and history of the host country.

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Participation in the ICR program is critical to the successful and smooth adjustment to living overseas in the Kingdom of Spain. Vouchers are available for childcare services during class times. Your ICR instructor will give you the voucher upon completion of the course. These vouchers allow for free Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) childcare services at the Child Development Center (CDC) hourly care during the ICR class, plus an additional 30 minutes (15 minutes before and 15 minutes after class) driving time each day of the course. Space reservation at the hourly care should be made one week in advance by contacting the CDC at 727-1100. All personnel attending ICR must sign up the week prior to ICR to reserve a seat. Failure to sign up could result in being delayed attending ICR. Once the individual attending ICR has arrived in Spain, sign up can be accomplished by the individual attending or the sponsor. Call 727-3232 or stop by FFSC to secure your spot today.

TGPS (CTTT) T echnical T raining Track

Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. Conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Career Technical Training Track assists Service members and/or spouses in transitioning to civilian life, while navigating through the choices and decisions involved in selecting a technical career. Participants will receive assistance in identifying required credentials and investigating training options to pursue those qualifications. The outcome is a customized plan for success to help smooth a Service members' transition to a technical career. For an optimal experience in this course, VA recommends completion of the Core Transition GPS program prior to attending. If available, participants should bring their Individual Transition Plan (ITP), Military Service Transcripts, O*Net Self-Assessment/MOC Crosswalk results and personal budget to the workshop.


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For more information on the course, please contact your installation's VA Benefits Advisor, Heather Hess, at the Fleet and Family Center or via email at heather. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Credit Management

Tuesday, 9 to 10 a.m. I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go. Wondering if you're using credit appropriately? Find out what determines the cost of credit. Discover your own debt ratio and the warning signs of too much credit. Sign up at 727- 3232.

CAPSTONE EVENT Transition (GPS) Tuesday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Final mandatory brief after completing TGPS. Call 727-3232 to sign up

Pre-Deployment Brief

Sept. 24, noon to 1 p.m. Whether you are single or married, preparing for deployment has practical and emotional aspects to consider. This workshop covers financial aspects, communication, and coping strategies. Spouses and family members are highly encouraged to attend, in order to help them prepare for this often-stressful period. Call 727- 3232 to pre-register.

Mail Reminder As a reminder to all hands, the shipment of alcohol through the U.S. Postal System is unauthorized. Labeling the shipment as "olive oil" or any other liquid makes the offense more severe. Not only is it against regulations and can result in a postal offense and/or loss of postal privileges, it can

also cause loss or damage to other mail as these items usually break and leak during shipping. Please share as we have had official records, including medical records, ruined and other people's personal items damaged as a result of people attempting to ship alcohol through the mail system.

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Navy Chief, Na Chief Logisitics Specialist Eloy Acevedo

Chief Hospital Corpsman Luis Amador

Chief Hospital Corpsman David Cano

Chief Logisitics Specialist Arjay Celemin

Chief Navy Counselor Paul Crampton

Chief Hospital Corpsman Christopher Demetrulias

Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Piotr Dlugolecki

Chief Hospital Corpsman Thomas Faircloth

Chief Hospital Corpsman Matthew Fetterolf

Chief Hospital Corpsman Charles Geiger

Chief Electronics Technician Travis Hill

Chief Quartermaster Victoria Hobgood

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avy Pride! Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Lantron

Chief Master-at-Arms Lawrence Limson

Master Sgt. Edmond Nicholson

Chief Hospital Corpsman Lunar Odhiambo

Chief Yeoman Matthew Olson

Chief Operations Specilaist Terrance Popplewell

Chief Yeoman Raul Ramirez

Chief Cyryptologic Technician (Collection) Kaylie Ramsey

Chief Builder Patrick Smith

Chief Steelworker Jason Read

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Tickets must be paid for in Euro

Tickets will be sold every day until Sept. 25 at the NEX from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Service Provider Announcement / Hiring of Dependents Military spouses and family members who accept a job with a company to provide services as a contractor employee or as a member of a non-Spanish nonprofit organization, i.e., Red Cross, Navy Campus, need to be aware that their legal status in Spain must be changed from dependent to contractor employee or from dependent to member of a non-Spanish non-profit organization, respectively, in compliance with the Agreement on Defense Cooperation (ADC) between the U.S. of America and the Kingdom of Spain. Per the definition in the ADC, a dependent is: a. The spouse of a member of the force or civilian component, or a child, including all legally adopted dependents, who depend on the member for support; b. A parent of a member of the force or the civilian component, or of the spouse of such member, who is financially or for reasons of health dependent upon and supported by such a member, who shares the quarters occupied by such a member and who is recognized as a dependent of such a member by the military authorities of the United States. c. Upon approval by the Permanent Committee in Madrid, other family members may be included as dependents when warranted by special circumstances. Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of the Navy (DoN) activities sponsoring companies which hire dependents to render services as a contractor employee or a member of a non-Spanish non-profit organization must contact Ms. Ana Maria Malvido, HR Specialist, at for information about the process. Additionally, companies must contact Mr. Doming Casal, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) in Madrid, at 91-549-1072 for pertaining authorizations/ approvals, prior to the hiring of personnel in Spain.

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Area Activities Upcoming Ferias Feria de San Miguel Arcos de la Frontera Sept. 30 to Oct. 4


“Cadiz Ayuda”, Music Festival, Saturday, 1 p.m., Baluarte de la Candelaria, Parque Genoves, Cadiz, tickets €12

Events this Week Music

Pasion Vega in concert, Sept. 25, 10:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €25 to 45


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“Los Objetos hablan”, paintings from El Prado Museum (Velazquez, Rubens and other relevant painters), through Sunday, Sala Blas de Lezo, Casa de Iberoamerica ConcepcionArenal Street, Cadiz.

Long-Range Events Tours

Guided tours through “Puertas de Tierra” and “Torreon” (old city gate and tower), Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission Alcazar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, camara Oscura, octogonal tower, Arab gardens, Villavicencio Palace, Oil mill, Mosque and Arab baths. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guided tours through Luna Castle, Saturday and Sunday at 1p.m. and 5 p.m. Prior registration is required at the Tourist Office, #2, Cuna Sreet, tickets €1 Flea Market, Sundays from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish Castle), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla, Reales Alcázares (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily, 09:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., tickets €8.75 Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda tours, Monday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., tickets €8

Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €19 to 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park,” Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, at 10 a.m., adults €16.50, children €8.20, call 956-36-3813 or visit


Flamenco show, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo,” #5, San Miguel Street, Friday and Saturday, tickets €12, call 653-071-099 or visit http://www.bodegonacontratiempo. com Flamenco show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 10 p.m., Tabanco El Pasaje, Santa Maria Street (by Post Office bldg.), free admission “Sonetos y Poemas para la Libertad”, flamenco recital by Miguel Poveda, Nov. 4 to 8, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €35 to 70

Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, (Caballero Bodegas, bullring, public market, cathedral), Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., for more information call 649-88-2288, or visit


Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807

Rallye “Sierra de Cadiz”, Friday and Saturday, Ubrique, for more information visit Sierra/index.html

Motorcycle races, Superbikes FIM World Championship, Friday through Sunday, Jerez Circuit, Jerez-Arcos road, Klm.10, tickets €35

“Triathlon Desafio Doñana”, Saturday, Sanlucar de Barrameda


Gonzalez Byass Bodega – Manuel Maria Gonzalez Street. Jerez de la Frontera, Monday through Saturday at noon, 1, 2, and 5 p.m., tickets €12 to 15 Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega – Sanlucar, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m., €6


“Monkey Week Music Festival”, Oct. 9 to 11, El Puerto de Santa Maria, for more information visit http://www. Rozalen in concert, Oct. 9, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €18 to 28 “El Fantasma de la Opera (The Phanton of the Opera), Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, ticket start at €25 National Johannesburg Ballet, Oct. 29, 10:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, ticket start at €20 Vanesa Martin in concert, Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €20 to 30

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Secretary of the Navy Announces Innovation Awards Program From the Office of the Chief of Information Across the Department of the Navy our talented Sailors, Marines and civilians are continually creating innovative solutions to our most complex problems. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, wants to recognize the top naval innovators in our workforce today and inspire future innovators to continue developing their bold ideas for the future. The SECNAV Innovation Awards Program seeks to recognize top DON individuals or teams who made significant innovative achievements in Calendar Year 2015. The institution of the Innovation Awards Program is part of a larger effort to incentivize contributors and leaders of innovation across the DON. These efforts include empowering and rewarding innovators by incorporating innovation into performance reviews and providing cash rewards. The Innovation Awards Program will recognize innovators in the following areas: * Robotics/Autonomous Systems: To distinguish advances to these emergent and vital fields, this award recognizes contributions in robotics and autonomous systems. Contributions may have occurred within the science and technology community or within the operational forces. * Data Analytics: This award seeks to identify members of the data savvy workforce that implemented new approaches to using data analytics to improve performance, support decision making or provide meaningful insight to existing processes. * Additive Manufacturing: This award seeks to highlight DON achievements in the field of additive manufacturing. Submissions should focus on those efforts that result in direct benefit to the operational forces through cost savings, improved readiness, expanded fleet or fleet support capabilities or led to innovative warfighter solutions. * Innovation Leadership: This award seeks to recognize top naval leaders (military or civilian) who inspire innovation within their organization. This can be done by

creating an environment that fosters innovation or by removing unnecessary barriers that prevent innovation from occurring. * Innovation Scholarship: This award seeks to recognize top academic achievements by naval officers in professional military education programs and future naval officers currently in commissioning programs. Academic faculty should nominate top academic papers focused on the future operating environment and emerging operational concepts and capabilities. * Enlisted Innovator: Award seeks to identify top ideas from our enlisted Sailors or Marines. It is widely known that those closest to the problems often have the best solutions. However, because of the demanding workload placed upon our enlisted force, they do not have the resources to implement their good ideas. Not only will the originators of these bold ideas be recognized, their ideas will be evaluated by top experts. * Innovation Catalyst: An effective support network is essential for innovation to succeed. This award seeks to identify the contributions of an individual who has made a significant contribution to an organization by inspiring others to innovate or directly supporting the innovative work of others. * Outside the Box: The award seeks to identify contributions that are cross-cutting and do not neatly align to any particular field. All DON Commands and Organizations should nominate exceptionally worthy innovators for the 2015 SECNAV Innovation awards by directly inputting the nomination into the Innovation Awards portal or submitting the nomination form(s) found above via email to The deadline for applicants is Oct. 31, 2015. Winners will be announced in January 2016. The Office of Strategy and Innovation is the responsible organization for this program and will provide further guidance as it becomes available. Questions may be submitted to

Service Provider Announcement Pet Movement Concerns

We want to remind Department of Defense (DoD) passengers of health concerns associated with transporting pets, especially snub or pug-nosed pets. All pets are susceptible to the risk of heat stroke, respiratory problems, and the possibility of death. The risk is increased for snub or pug-nosed pets. For health and safety concerns, we recommend pet owners discuss their pets’ susceptibility to complications with a local veterinarian prior to air transport. Ensure all passengers traveling

with pets are clearly aware of the dangers, especially when tranporting snub or pug-nosed pets.


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Ronyé McCarthy Wins Ombudsman of the Year Award By MC2 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs There are multiple ombudsmen who work on base, but one stood out from the rest recently was awarded the Sybil Stockdale Navy Family Ombudsman of the Year Award. Ronyé McCarthy, who serves as the Naval Station Rota Ombudsman Assembly Chair, and ombudsman for Commander, Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa (CTF 68), was notified that she won the award Aug. 26. “It’s wild. I feel so honored because of who the award is named after--Sybil Stockdale,” said McCarthy. “Stockdale’s husband was gone for seven years and she was able to stay focused and volunteer for Navy families. She basically started making a name for the families who had prisoners of war. They didn’t really talk about it. The media never mentioned it. They swept it under the rug. She said ‘You need to acknowledge us.’ She was really brave. It’s a huge honor to have an award under her namesake just because she did so much for Navy families.” The award is meant to recognize the efforts and dedication of top ombudsmen

across the Navy. CTF 68 and Naval Station Rota nominated McCarthy by putting together a dual package for her. Afterwards, she had to have an interview with Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC). McCarthy attributes her success to her family and her fellow ombudsmen. “Before I met my husband, I didn’t really know anything about the military,” said McCarthy. “I met my husband and I saw his drive and I had a huge respect for what our Sailors do and the sacrifices they make. He’s had such a good naval career and I have had a good experience being a Navy spouse. The Navy has been so good to us. I just want people to walk away with the same good feelings I have. We all have our ups and downs. Generally, we have a great life and it’s because of the Navy and our positive outlook. I wanted to give back. I wanted help people.” McCarthy is passionate about serving as an ombudsman and believes her job serves a vital role in the community. “I think it’s really important because if our families aren’t in a good place, then our Sailors won’t be ready and they won’t be able to focus on their mission. That’s what we’re here for. To give them that support.”

Photo by MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick Capt. Greg Pekari, left, commanding officer, Naval Station Rota, presents a commander's coin to Ronyé McCarthy, ombudsman for CTF 68 and the Naval Station Rota Ombudsman Assembly Chair, for her selection as the winner of the Sybil Stockdale Navy Family Ombudsman of the Year Award, Aug. 26.

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Rota Remembers 9/11

Photos by MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick

By MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

TOP LEFT: A member of the color guard holds the American flag during the playing of the national anthem during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11. TOP RIGHT: Chief Petty Officer Select Travis Hill places an American flag on a table with an encapsulated book that contains the names of the 2,997 people who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. ABOVE: Chief Petty Officer Select Victoria Hobgood, right, holds a folded American flag as Chief Petty Officer Select Luis Amador salutes it during a flag passing as part of the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11.

Fourteen years ago, the history of the United States was forever changed when terrorist attacks targeted the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Naval Station Rota coordinated three events to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, Arlington, Virginia, and those on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001. The day started off with a Patriot Run, which was organized by the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selects and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. More than 500 service members, civilians and family members gathered outside of the Navy Exchange, many in red, white and blue attire, and participated in the 9.11 kilometer (5.66 mile) run. A short time later, third grade students from David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School held a concert that included patriotic songs such as “God Bless America” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” And finally, to close the remembrance events, the CPO Selects organized a formal ceremony where a brief presentation was given; the attendees watched a video with the remarks of thenPresident George W. Bush and a flag ceremony where a folded flag was presented to a encapsulated book, with the names of 2,997 people who lost their lives that day. “As a CPO selectee, we organize a lot of events but for me, this is the most important one,” said Chief Petty Officer (Select) Michael Lantron, event organizer “After the attack, we all came together as one and acted, not as indivuals but as a unified group. It didn't matter who we were or where we were from, we all came together. To get a chance every year to come together and remember that, there is no greater feeling.”

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INGREDIENTS (serves 4) • 4 plain yogurts • 4 lemon-flavored yogurts • Juice from 3 large lemons • Rind from 1 lemon, grated


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Lemon Mousse (Mousse de Limón) This week we want to share with you a very easy and yummy recipe, lemon mousse. This is the first recipe I learned that I’ve had the occasion to use often in many, many dinners, lunches and holidays feasts with family and friends. Each time I prepare it, it’s always a great success. So take note and when you make it, you’ll see how well it fits into your dessert repertoire.

• 1 can condensed-milk • Chocolate vermicelli

HOW TO PREPARE: • Add the plain and lemon yogurts in a bowl and stir them together. • Add the condensed milk and stir again. • Add the lemon juice to the mixture, stirring again to mix all the flavors. • Grate one of the lemons and add to the mixture, stir it well. • Put the mousse into the refrigerator for 2 - 4 hours to cool and then serve it in individual glasses. • You can add some chocolate vermicelli, which will give it a very nice flavor. I

For more recipes, visit Pilar's website at http://www.

Have a great week, and we would love to have your comments on our recipes and besides it would be nice to know the recipes you would like to learn to cook. Our contact email is: Thank you very much for being there with us every week and for following our recipes.

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The Dangers of Flooding ByABH1 (AW/SW) Ismael Gomez NAVSTA Rota Emergency Management Flooding is a common and destructive natural disaster that can occur anywhere it rains. This type of natural phenomenon has been present throughout history, mainly caused by the overflowing of a river, due to rain, tropical storms, and hurricanes. Floods can develop over a period of days, giving you adequate time to prepare; however, flash floods can develop in a matter of minutes. Flash flood waters are caused by heavy rain, levee breaches or dam failures. Rushing flood waters can be deeper and stronger than they look. These waters also are destructive and can carry debris, rocks and mud. Their destructive power has taken many lives and destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of property. The most susceptible area for flooding is in the lowlands, coastal reigns and any land that is below sea level. However, that does not mean you should not take precautions if your house does not fall into one of those categories. You don’t want to be caught off-guard if “Mother Nature” decides to try something new. Rota, Spain is a coastal community, so water from the mainland runs through the town and out to sea. In January 2015, Rota was completely isolated for five hours due to heavy rainfall that flooded the main roads, blocking access to el Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera and Costa Ballena. Additionally, on Naval Station Rota, the flooding caused a wide-spread power failure, forcing services like the Navy Exchange, Commissary and Galley to discontinue services. The flooding also caused overflow at Rio Salado, which caused base housing to be disconnected from the rest of the base. If you find yourself in the middle of a flood, the best plan is to avoid flood water if at all possible and to try to get to higher ground. Make sure to develop a family communication plan and your plan accounts for what to do and where to meet in case you find yourself displaced. Having a fully stocked emergency kit will also help you and your family members cope with any flooding disaster. In event of a flood, or any natural disaster, tune into American Forces Network (AFN) via television, or radio station FM 102.5, for updates and weather alerts or on Naval Station Rota’s official command Facebook page. In the case of: ON-Base emergencies dial 9-1-1(Land-line) or 956-82-2911 (Cell phone) OFF-Base emergencies dial 1-1-2 (Any phones) European Emergency Line. For more information about flooding, you can visit: flood.html

Navy Lodge Rota Spain Celebrates Hospitality Week By Kristine M. Sturkie NEXCOM Public Affairs To celebrate the Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and maintenance staffs for the tireless work they do on a daily basis to support military families, Navy Lodge Rota Spain is participating in Hospitality Week, Sept. 21 to 25 with a series of activities that its entire staff will participate in. “My Navy Lodge staff looks forward to Hospitality Week each year,” said Luis Bernal, Navy Lodge general manager. “This week allows our associates to show off their housekeeping and guest service skills and have fun at the same time.” According to Bernal, the following events are planned at Navy Lodge Rota Spain; Speed Stuffing, Tower Of Soap and Speed Cleaning. In addition to free breakfast and Wi-Fi, Navy Lodge guests will find oversized rooms and family suites with living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, premium TV channels, soft and firm pillows, guest laundry facilities, and it’s all handicapped accessible. As an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 50 pounds in weight can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with its owner. To make a reservation at a Navy Lodge, call 800-6289466, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online

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U.S. Naval Hospital Rota is Reaching Out to You! The Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota would like to invite you to the Health Care Consumer Council (HCCC) on Friday at 10:30 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity for Naval Station Rota departments, tenant commands, staff and consumer representatives to exchange health care information and address areas of mutual concern. Council meetings provide information on health care policies, procedures, changes in regulations, services provided, and items related to the delivery of quality health care services that can affect health care delivery to eligible beneficiaries. Topics of the discussion include: translation services, billing service updates, Pharmacy’s “Over the Counter Program,” new lactation, Preventive Medicine and Radiology services. The HCCC will convene on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room A221, of Building 1. We invite you to get involved in your health care!


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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Sunday prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for noncommercial goods. Email submissions to Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Cristina Pamplona at or fax to 956-54-2997.






2001 Volkswagen Golf, manual transmission, independently appraised in perfect mechanical shape, all maintenance just performed, fun car to drive, 89K miles, all the extras, €3,500, call 653-78-0296. AUTOMATIC BMW 316i, per fect condition, 88K miles, silver, ITV good, European specs, €4,800, call 653-78-0296. 2 0 0 0 A U T O M AT I C C hrysler Stratus, nice condition per fect condition, 88K miles, ITV good, European specs, €2,950, call 653-78-0296. 2001 BMW 318i, per fect shape, silver, ITV good, European specs, fun to drive, €3,990, call 653-78-0296. 2000 Renault Clio, Automatic, 5-door hatchback, dark blue with cloth interior, A/C, electric windows and door locks, one owner, always parked in garage, timing belt changed two years ago, 30 mpg, like new, €2500, firm price, call 951-08-1719. 2010 PEUGEOT 49CC MOPED, 10,733 km, ITV good until November, good condition, €650, call 608-754-339. VOLVO C70, AUTOMATIC, excellent car, silver, leather seats, drives like a dream, 78K miles, ITV good, European specs, €3,950, call 653-78-0296. 2011 R enault T win g o, 9,950 miles, a new car, timing belt just changed, all maintenance up to date, black, a real beauty, €5,400, ITV good, European specs, call 653-78-0296. 2003 Mini Cooper, yellow, one owner, 89K miles, mint condition, €5,600, ITV good, European specs, call 653-78-0296. Opel Zafira, 7-seater diesel, great car, manual, ITV good, European specs, ideal for long trips, €3,950, call 653-78-0296. 2001 Nissan Almera, 1.5l gasoline, 66K miles, €1,590, ITV good, European specs, great A/C, new Kenwood radio with USB port, call 653-78-0296. CHRYSLER STRATUS, automatic, 4 door sedan, good shape, 99K miles, €2,950, ITV good, European specs, 653-78-0296. 1999 MERCEDES BENZ 230, $3000 or best offer, 4 cylinder, A/C, sunroof , cd changer manual transmission, power locks, power windows, kept in a garage, ITV good until January 2016, good gas mileage ,reliable car, all maintenance done, engine almost new, Call Victor at 603-64-6923.

2005), low miles, nice car, €4,200. ITV good, European spec., 653-78-0296.

spec., all revisions done, in excellent shape, €3,990, 653-78-0296.

2004 OPEL MERIVA, 31K miles, €4,250, gasoline, in nice shape, ITV good, European spec., 653-78-0296.

2001 AUTOMATIC BMW 530M: Mint, beautiful car, €4,950, 126K miles, ITV good, European spec., 653-78-0296.

1999 AUDI 90, 4-door, manual, good condition, European spec, ITV good until October 2015. €1,500, call 647-749-016.


2000 MERCEDES 230E: Impeccable shape, €3,400, ITV good, European spec., 99K miles, call 653-78-0296. 2007 OPEL ASTRA CABRIO: Excellent condition, insurance for one year, ITV until 2017. Price €7,500. Contact 2002 BMW 320D E46 136cv 131,000kms 4-door, xenon headlights, sunroof, leather interior, ABS, 1-year guarantee. 3,600€. ITV good until November. Call 656-92-7340. 2012 NISSAN FRONTIER PICKUP TRUCK: U.S. spec., black, extended cab, automatic, fully loaded, many accessories. U.S.-sponsored citizens, $16.3K (KBB value), call 608-79-8514. 1999 HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0I GLS: 16V 136PS (horsepower), manual, in excellent mechanical shape, 143K miles, ITV good, European spec., €2,400; 653-78-0296. 2004 PEUGEOT 206: 1.6 quicksilver 110PS (horsepower), manual, in excellent mechanical shape, 124K miles, ITV good, European spec., €2,950; 653-78-0296. 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE: Small SUV, perfect for families needing extra space, Euro spec., 5-speed, 109K miles, AWD, ITV until October, $2,500. Whatsapp 629-69-4941. 2004 AUTOMATIC HONDA CRV: Gasoline, Euro spec., great car, must see! $7,500, perfect family car. wCall 626-23-5593. 1990 AUDI 90: 4-door manual, good condition, Euro spec., ITV until October 2015, €1,500. Call 651-34-3017.. 2008 NISSAN MICRA: 4-door automatic, very low mileage, 4 brand new tires, ITV February 2016, asking $5,800 OBO. Call 727-2724 or 671-10-0215. 2005 NISSAN MICRA SPORT: 5-speed manual transmission, nice tires and rims, ITV February 2016, asking $4,800 OBO. Call 727-2724 or 671-10-0215. AU TO M AT I C V O L K S WAG E N BORA: In great shape, 66K miles, €3,950, call 653-78-0296.

2003 AUTOMATIC CHRYSLER SEBRING, ver y comfor table car, IT V good, European spec., €3,950, 653-78-0296.

2002 AUTOMATIC OPEL VECTRA: 49,500 miles, in excellent mechanical, body and interior shape, timing belt, water pump just changed, up to date on maintenance, new disk pads and tires, €3,850, 653-78-0296.

2006 VOLKSWAGEN POLO, manual, new lights and body matriculated in

2004 OPEL CORSA AUTOMATIC: Diesel, nice car, ITV good, Euro.


House cleaning and babysitting, call Juani at 697-53-0608.

R E N T A L S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Cleaning and maintenance, key handling, access to U.K. rental bookings. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.

C H I P I O N A HOUSE: 200 m2 house in 1,200 m2 plot for long-term rent by owner, 3 bdrm., 3 bath, in Camino de la Reyerta (5 min. to Chipiona and Sanlúcar), sheltered parking space, automatic gate, roof terrace with sea views, dog house, large garden, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, detached summer house with own kitchen, terrace, bar, bathroom, and barbecue area. 250 meters to the beach, 20 min. to base; listed in housing. Pictures on http://www.sweethomespain. es, ref. nº70037. English fluently spoken. Price €1,800 negotiable; direct from owner. Please call 667-58-6839 or email for more details and viewings. Available now.



FOR RENT HOUSE WITH POOL IN PUERTO 7 MILES FROM BASE NEAR EL PASEO MALL 4 BR 2 bath, A/C, heat, lots of storage, beautiful large kitchen. 15 minute drive, NIV easy access to A-496 highway€1900, (negotiable) includes pool/garden maintenance and maid service, available now! For recent photos American Landlords contact or 1-202-2869651, Listed in the housing office. To view property, contact Judith at 643-386-953. CO M P L E T E LY R E M O D E L E D Andalucian Petite Palace with 2 private patios in the heart of El Puerto’s restaurant and pedestrian zone (Calle Luna). 3 BR, 2 full baths, 2,300 sq. ft., 19th century historic corner home, with 4 large balconies, lots of storage space and natural light, 11 to 14 foot ceilings. Front Row seat for Easter Parades (Processions); Great room, dining room and large bedrooms have maple floors, radiant heat, A/C, plus custom kitchen with granite counters, custom woodwork, stone arches and stained glass throughout plus separate laundry. 24 hr. secure parking lot included. Listed with base housing office or contact Francisco Marquez at 669-099-901.

HOUSE FOR RENT IN PUERTO: Calle Currican, 6, 4 bdrm., 2 bath “adosado” in quiet neighborhood; living/dng. rm w/ chimney and built-in bookshelves. Ample pantry in kitchen; breakfast nook w/skylight; large storeroom; deck off upstairs rear BDRM; balcony off upstairs front BDRM. A/C Heat. Front porch and yard w/orange tree; on and off street parking; 6 miles to USN HQ; 10 min. walk to beach. Listed with housing, or call Tomas Santana at 649-43-9254. A PA R T M E N T R I G H T O N T H E FUENTEBRAVIA BEACH WITH AMAZING VIEWS: 2 bdrm., 1 bath. lvg./dng. area and kitchen, A/C, heat, and solar panel system for hot water, furnished or unfurnished. Asking €1,100 (includes community fees). Listed in housing. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 or Brigitte 956-85-1396.

FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath with awesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken). TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 m2, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email






CHALET IN EL CARMEN: 300 m2 built, 2 floors, 600 m2 lot, 5 very ample bdrms., dressing rooms, 4 full bath, large living room, game room, laundry room, large kitchen, enclosed fireplace w/vents, central heat and A/C, ground level parking with automatic gate. A-1153. Price: €2,100/ mo. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN JEREZ FOR RENT: 5 bdrm., 4 bath, apartment in Jerez, Avda. Álvaro Domecq, doorman ser vices, €900/month. Contac t m a r i a h i g u e ro t o c o n @ g m a i l. c o m .

CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 250 m2 built, 2,000 m2 lot, 4 ample bedrooms, 3 ½ bath, enclosed fireplace w/vents, ample kitchen with office, central heat and air, pool, well, enclosed 2 car garage. A-1349. Price: €2,800/ mo. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ROTA: 2 bdrm., 1 bath eficiency apartment. All new on a quiet street near base and beach. Fully furnished, possibility of garage. 1,000€/mo. Call 639-856-136.

ATTACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 200 m2 built, 2 very ample bedrooms plus 1 bedroom in the half basement, 3 bath, living room, separate dinning room, kitchen with office, large half basement, covered porch, yard, central heat and air, ground level parking. A-1381. Price: €1,500/mo. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. H O U S E F O R R E N T I N P U E R TO BEHIND BAILEY'S: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, "adosado" in quiet neighborhood, lvg./ dng. rm. w/chimney, ample pantry in kitchen, breakfast nook w/skylight, large storeroom, deck off upstairs rear bedroom, balcony off upstairs front bedroom, A/C and heat, covered front porch and yard w/orange tree, off-street parking, 6 miles to USN HQ bldg, 10 min walk to beach. Tel: 649-43-9254. TOWNHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 minutes from the beach, ocean view from master bedroom. Kitchen, bathroom, living room with A/C and fireplace on main floor, 3 bdrm., and bathroom upstairs, small yard in front and back with driveway for car. Could be furnished if so desired. Listed in housing, €1,104/ mo., negotiable. Call 637-07-0876. BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN




personal trainer can help you reach your goals. Contact Carlos at 664-579018 or SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Home care provider lots of experience. Worked in the States for 7 years. First aid, CPR and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.

LO S T A N D F O U N D Do you think you lost or misplaced something? NAVSTA Rota Lost and Found may have it! We currently have lost property in our inventory. If you have lost or misplaced personal items please contact 727-LAWS (5297) and ask for a Lost and Found Custodian to identify/claim your item. We will try to contact owners of lost items if there are personal identifiers available. All items will be disposed of after 90 days.


HOUSE FOR RENT: Avenida Jose Maria Ruiz Mateos, 25, listed and information in housing, €1,260 (negotiable), 4 bdrm., 2 bath., kitchen, lvg. rm. hobby rm. TV rm., library, air conditioning and heating, parking possibility, front and back courtyards, dog park, and wide roof terrace. Call 670-69-9487. PRETTY TOWNHOUSE IN NEW AREA OF ROTA: Lots of light, 2 bdrm. (one large), private parking, big basement, 80 m2 terrace with lots of sun and okay for barbecue. Located 2 minutes from The Steakhouse. Call 629-73-7038.

MISCELLANEOUS Spanish on Wheels: Have fun while learning Spanish. All ages and all groups. You decide: bike, family, beach, coffee, Skype, tour. / Facebook: BICOCAS HOME CARE SERVICES: Looking for domestic HELP? Yes we can help you!! Would you like to employ a part time nanny, cook, cleaner, seamstress, babysitter or housekeeper in general? We will also help you with all the required documents. Ask for Manuela 672-45-5175 / PERSONAL TRAINER: Experienced

NEX: Come work for us! Search for jobs, apply online or just create a profile for future job openings all at the click of a button! Visit HRO: Writer/editor, GS-1082-07 target 09 or GS-1082-09, first cut off is Wednesday, closes Sept. 23; Human resources assistant, GS-0203-07, closes Friday; Fire protection inspector, GS-0081-08, closes Wednesday; Quality assurance specialist (shipbuilding), GS-1910-12 (FDRMC), closes Tuesday; Financial technician, GS-0503-06, closes Sept. 25; Supervisory firefighter, GS0081-09, closes Sept. 28. SPANISH POSITIONS: Firefighter, MN-4, closes Friday. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments can be made from noon to 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info. MWR: CYP assistant, CY-I/II (flex); CYP assistant target level, CY-II (full time); CYP assistant CDC, CY-I/II (full time); CYP assistant SAC, CY-I/II (full time); CYP Assistant director, NF-03 (full time);Cashier, NF-01 (flex); Club operations assistant, NF-02 (flex); Food service worker, NA-01 (flex); Bartender, NA-03 (flex); Recreation aide, NF-01 (flex); Lifeguard, NF-01 (flex, NTE 6 months); USNSE Madrid recreaction assistant, NF-02 (flex); Warehouse materials handler, NA-04 (flex). Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR’s website. by visiting

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