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41st Stormo  celebrates  88th Air Force anniversary By MCSN Cameron Bramham The Signature Staff

Sailors, family members, and civilians take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in the Legal office on NAS II.

By MCSN Cameron Bramham The Signature Staff Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella hosted a naturalization ceremony on Mar. 30 at Sigonella Legal office located on NAS II. During the ceremony, two Sailors and five spouses from six different countries became official citizens of the United States. The two Sailors were Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jesse Llano Fuentes, originally from Cuba, and Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Mengfei Chen, who is originally from China. “It’s taken a long time, but I’m glad to finally be officially a part of the country

I defend every day,” Chen said. “There are so many benefits to being a U.S. citizen, and now I finally get to take advantage of it.” The five civilians who became United States citizens were Sonia Littlefield (Philippines), Carla Reaves (Italy), Wioleta St. Germain (Poland), Maria Summerfield (Spain) and Francisca Troxel (Spain). The ceremony was led by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) representative of the U.S. Embassy, Rome, Adjudications Officer Mark Farfaglia. NAS Sigonella Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Scott Hottenstein was also there to represent the base.

“The only time someone can become a citizen while living in another country is when the United States is when the country is involved in a designated conflict such as right now for example,” Farfaglia said. “Also, where most people in the states have to wait years to go through the full naturalization process, military members usually will only wait around a year or two. Something we witnessed today was a result of the Defense Authorization Act of 2008 which allows the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces interview for citizenship and eventually takes the oath to become a citizen while living overseas.” CITIZENS, continued on page 12

Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella commanding officer, Capt. Scott Butler joined Italian Air Force 41st Stormo commander, Col. Luca Tonello for a ceremony celebrating the 88th anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian Air Force on Mar. 28 at the 41st Stormo. “Today we celebrate the 88th anniversary of the Italian Air Force,” Tonello said. “It’s particularly important date because it also happens to be the same date as the signing of the Constitution of Italy. Even though things right now are running a little differently, we never forget tradition and the history of our Air Force.” In attendance were several Italian Air Force 41st Stormo service members military and civilian authori- stand at parade rest during a ceremony held ties from the provinces of Ca- March 28 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella tania and Siracusa as well as 41st Stormo side, to celebrate the 88 year anniall Italian base departments versary of the Constitution of the Air Force. and tenant commands. Also two countries working together on this present for the ceremony were service base,” Tonello said. “Friendship is so members from the Italian Army Band. important with everything happening “It was very important for my friend, in the world right now, it’s always a Capt. Butler to be here today, because it ANNIVERSARY, continued on shows friendship and unity between the page 12

NMCRS hosts active duty fund drive fashion show By MCSN Cameron Bramham The Signature Staff The Navy & Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) held their annual fashion show and auction Mar. 31 on NAS I to raise money for the NMCRS Active Duty Fund Drive. The fashion show consisted of service members modeling clothes from the NMCRS Nearly New Shop, while community members had the chance to bid on a number of items such as wine, jewelry NMCRS, continued on page 12

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Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you wake up often in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep? Do you wake up too early or feel tired upon waking? If you said yes to these questions you could be one of the 60 million Americans suffering from insomnia each year.

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Bring the whole family to enjoy the Sagra di mpurnatu e 'mpanata, the first edition of the mouthwatering traditional oven baked pasta festival that will be held in Campobello di Licata (Agrigento province) in piazza XX Settembre, the main square on Sunday, Apr. 17.

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NAS Sigonella’s Chief Petty Officers celebrated their 118th birthday with a flag raising, formation run, and BBQ. See pictures from the day on page 8!

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Apr. 14 H: 79 L: 58 Are you crafty? If so, come out to the Community Craft Fair on April 16 at Midtown. Learn how to sign up for a table and more information.

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DirecT liNe Over the past few weeks, U.S. forces were called on by President Obama to assist in an international coalition to begin implementing a no-fly zone over Libya. This operation started out as Operation ODYSSEY DAWN led by a joint task force, but as of Wednesday, 30 March, NATO has assumed command of the entire mission. JTF ODYSSEY DAWN has been disestablished and some units will transition to support Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. To most people on base, the transfer may have seemed seamless. Everyone has been working hard to ensure operations have not been disrupted, nor the pressure on the regime lifted, despite an incredible optempo. What you may notice are the new uniforms and languages of our coalition partners as more nations begin to send support to Operation Unified Protector. Ini-

NaS SigoNella CommaNdiNg offiCer, Capt. SCott Butler

tially, the U.S. military utilized certain unique capabilities that allowed the coalition to set the conditions for an air-exclusion zone under UNSCR 1973. As we transition away from Operation Odyssey Dawn and into Operation Unified Protector the U.S. and NAS Sigonella’s role in this conflict will change. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates outlined our future role when he said, “We will begin to diminish the commitment of resources that we have committed to this. We knew the President's plan at the beginning was we would go in heavy at first, because we had the capacity to do it in terms of suppressing the air defenses and so on. But then the idea was that, over time, the coalition would assume a larger and larger proportion of the burden.” NATO’s operational commander for Operation Unified

Health Watch Insomnia: Prevention and Treatment HM2 Julio Morales Naval Hospital Sigonella Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you wake up often in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep? Do you wake up too early or feel tired upon waking? If you said yes to these questions you could be one of the 60 million Americans suffering from insomnia each year. Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder. It is defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or a disturbance in sleep that makes sleep seem inadequate or un-refreshing. Insomnia is a disorder that can have many different causes, including health conditions, irregular sleep-wake schedule, medication use or withdrawal, alcohol use, or pain. Alternatively, some people have insomnia that has little or no apparent relationship to any of these causes. To diagnose insomnia, doctors evaluate Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Butler Public Affairs Officer Lt. Matt Knight Deputy Public Affairs Officer Dott. Alberto Lunetta Editor Tracie Barnthouse Staff Writers/ Photographers MC1 Christopher Delano MC2 Gary Prill GM2 Kris Carmody MCSN Cameron Bramham The Signature editorial office is located at: Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily PSC 812 Box 3020, FPO, AE 09627 Telephone: 095-86-5440: DSN 624-5440

a person’s sleep pattern, medical history, use of medications, degree of psychological stress, and level of physical activity. The treatment of insomnia depends on the cause and severity. For most people who suffer from insomnia, simple changes in lifestyle can improve sleep. Follow these nine simple rules to promote healthy sleeping habits: 1. Follow a regular sleep schedule: Go to bed at the same time each night and, more importantly, get up at the same time each morning, even on weekends. Avoid naps. 2. Follow a bedtime routine: A regular pattern of activities such as listening to soft music, brushing your teeth, washing your face, and setting the alarm clock, can set the mood for sleep. 3. Relax: Stress and worry are major impediments to sleep. Aim to leave your problems at the bedroom door. Avoiding too much mental stiINSOMNIA, continued on page 12 This civilian enterprise (CE) newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services overseas. Contents of The Signature are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense (DoD), or the U.S. Navy. The appearance of advertising in this newspaper, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD or Stampa Generale S.r.l., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The Signature is published weekly by Stampa Generale S.r.l., Sig. Bruno

Protector is Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard of the Canadian Air Force. His office and staff is located at the Joint Force Command in Naples and he described the ongoing operations by saying, “NATO's operations in Libya include enforcing the UN mandated arms embargo, enforcing the no-fly-zone, and to help protect civilians and civilian population areas from being attacked by military forces from the Gaddafi regime.” For our nation the change from a U.S. led coalition to NATO means less direct support in terms of ships and aircraft will be used in the ongoing conflict. However, for the base it may mean, at least in the near future, that the tempo and demand for our services will increase. NAS Sigonella has proudly been “The Hub of The Med” for over 50 years supporting NATO, U.S. Sixth Fleet, and combatant com-

manders with the support and supplies they need to get the mission done. Our mission remains the same. Thank you to all of the military and civilians on base for the outstanding work you do, and to all of the families at home who have endured the stress those long hours at work has caused. I am proud to say that we have proven over the past few weeks that NAS Sigonella and all of the military and civilian personnel who keep her running have risen to every challenge thrown at them with flying colors. I know in the coming weeks and months this will not change as

we continue to provide world class support to the U.S. and our partner nations in Operation Unified Protector.

NASSIG WORSHIP SERVICES Chapel Offices: NAS I 095-56-3975, NAS II 095-86-9049 PROTESTANT ROMAN CATHOLIC Sunday Sunday 1045 Protestant Worship (NAS I) 0900 Catholic Mass (NAS I Chapel) Wednesday 1200 Catholic Mass (NAS II Chapel) 1700 Fellowship Meal Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1800 Adult Bible Study 1130 Catholic Mass (NAS II Chapel) Youth Group JEWISH LAY SERVICES Children’s Class First Friday CHURCH OF CHRIST LAY SERVICE 1800 Shabbat Service (NAS I Chapel) Sunday sigshalom@yahoo.com 1300 Bible Study (NAS I Chapel) 1330 Worship Service Call 624-5128 or 338-736-3061 OTHER SERVICES/ACTIVITIES POINTS OF CONTACT Muslim Prayer Room, open for daily prayers, NAS II Chapel, x9049. Latter-day Saints: Sunday 1300 Catania Chapel, shefchik@hotmail.com; 624-1393 AA Meetings: Monday,Wednesday, Friday – 1900, NAS II Chapel, 346-840-7745

Jaguars finish 3-1 Article submitted by PSC D. A. Berryhill The Sigonella Jaguars swept the first of two double headers and split the second for the opening weekend of High School Baseball in Europe. The Sigonella Jaguars baseball team bolted out of the gate over April 1st weekend, and that is no April fool's joke, especially when compared to their single win 2010 campaign. Leading the charge was current Stars and Stripes male "Athlete of the Week" Luke Ostergaard. Ostergaard, the freshman anchor of the Sigonella pitching rotation, racked up twenty strikeouts while issuing just two walks over nine innings pitched. The Jags earned a 3-1 record in games played Friday and Saturday against high school teams from Aviano and Vicenza. Brandi, Publisher, Naval Support Activity, Capodichino (Naples), Italy - Tel. 081568-7884, Fax 081-568-7887. E-mail: stampagenerale@tin.it. Editorial submissions are welcomed from all Naval Air Station Sigonella departments, divisions and tenant commands. Editorial submissions should be sent to the Public Affairs Office via thesig@eu.navy.mil, guard mail stop #68 or hand-delivered to our office no later than the close of business on the Friday proceeding the expected publication date. All articles submitted by non-staff members will be considered contributing writers. The Signature will not publish any anonymous articles. All advertisements in this publication are the property of Stampa Generale S.r.l. Any reproduction of advertisements in The Signature is unauthorized without the written consent of the publisher.

Also helping to carry the momentum throughout the weekend was leading run producer Sophomore Chase Berryhill, who went 7 for 11 at the plate with seven RBI's and Senior Tyler Cornell who tallied six stolen bases. The team as a whole had a .395 batting average. "The timely hitting didn't surprise us," said Sigonella head Coach David Berryhill, "we knew we had aggressive hitters and a deep pitching staff. What shocked us was the great fielding by our position players. In our three wins we only had two errors in the field." The Jaguars will be off during the Sigonella Spring break week, but then re-

Emergency Management Office Be prepared to be on your own for at least three days. Seven is better! The BASIC FIVE: Water, Food, Heat, Cash, Radio; Fam-

turn to action on April 29th and 30th as they travel toNaples. Sigonella's home game will be Saturday, May 7th against Naples. "Please come out and support the players. This is the best team we've had here in the three years that DoDDS has sponsored baseball," said Coach Matt McKown. Other notable returners to the team are team Captain and catcher/pitcher Marco Summerfield, third baseman Franco Garcia, shortstop/pitcher Brandon Albert, left-fielder Jeff Lastrella and right-fielder Chris McKissick.

ily Communications Plan: Phone Numbers & Rally Points; Public Protection Strategies: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place; Web info: Ready.gov; Emergency info: AFN 106.0 FM; Questions? Call the EM Office at 624-2630, 8265 or 2621.

CNE-CNA-C6F/CNREURAFSEA IG Hotline It’s everyone’s responsibility to report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Navy activities to: Office of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy Leave a recorded message 24/7: DSN 626-2983, Comm: 081-568-2983 Speak to the Investigator: DSN 626-2964, Comm: 081568-2964 Email: ighotline@eu.navy.mil Website: www.cnic.navy.mil/europe/index.htm You can choose to remain anonymous or confidential.


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Bravo Zulu - Top 5 commands improving in Individual Medical Readiness: FISC Sigonella RLSO DWSF NISCEMI NCTS These commands showed the greatest improvement with Medical Readiness Brought to you by your Flight Line Clinic, Medical Home Port

Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 take ordnance off an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicolas C. Lopez/Released)

What was your favorite TV show when you were younger?

Sonya Bey

Jenna Burdic

Sam Jolly

Flinstones

Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jamie Mendryga

CS2 Donn Sinsay

Bobby’s World

The Original Battlestar Galactica

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Stress and Anger Management 9-11 FFSC

Successful Parenting 9-11 FFSC

Sponsor T raining 9-10:30 FFSC

Home Buying Strategies 10-12 FFSC

Playgroup 1-4 years old 9:30-11 FFSC

Babysitter Training 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Red Cross

Ombudsman Assembly 9-11 FFSC

Eective Communication 1-3 FFSC

CPR Certification 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Arrivederci Class 8-11:30 FFSC

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Red Cross

FFSC can be reached at x4291 American Red Cross at x4900 Does your command or organization have an event you’d like to see on the Community Calendar? Email us at thesig@eu.navy.mil and let us know!

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Fleet and Family Support Center Administration Building Bldg. 319 (NAS I) Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. DSN 624-4291 Commercial 095-56-4291

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Empower. Enrich. EDUCATE. SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION & RESPONSE (SAPR) Article adapted from Military One Source

Sexual assault is one of the most common crimes in the United States. About 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men say they have been victims of a sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). However, the actual number of victims may be much greater because many people don't report the crime or don't realize that what happened to them was a sexual assault. Being the victim of a sexual assault can be a confusing experience. Some victims find that they are physically and emotionally devastated. Other victims experience less severe trauma. Nevertheless, a common experience for people who have been sexually assaulted is that they feel their

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trust has been violated in some way. Nearly three-quarters of all sexual assaults are committed by someone who knew the victim, such as a friend, relative, or acquaintance. This fact does not support the common myth that most sexual assaults are perpetrated by strangers in dark alleys. Reporting option. Since 2005, military members have had an option as to how they report the crime of sexual assault. Both options allow for accessing medical and mental health care, as well as other kinds of support services. RESTRICTED REPORTING: Enables victims to confidentially disclose the crime to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment, advocacy, and counseling without triggering command notification and the official investigative process.

-SAPR Hotline 335-642-8312 *Available 24 hours a day…. -Hospital ER 624-3844 -Chaplain 624-4295 -SARC &FFSC Counselors 624-4291 **Currently, the restricted reporting option is only available to active duty service members… UNRESTRICTED REPORTING: Official reporting channels resulting in command notification and triggering the official investigative process, in addition to having medical and advocacy services made available. -Security 624-4201 -Off-base Emergency 095-86-1-911


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Italy seeks Unesco protection for Neapolitan pizza Story by www.guardian.co.uk

Dish voted by Italians as one that helps sum up nation could be placed on cultural heritage list. On a roll after securing Unesco status for the Mediterranean diet, Italy is mulling over an attempt to place the Neapolitan pizza in the pantheon of cultural icons drawn up by the United Nations. After years of lobbying, Unesco added the Mediterranean diet to its "intangible" cultural heritage list - which recognises festivals, music and crafts alongside its better-known ranking of temples and castles last year.

Now Italy has put together a shortlist of candidates for consideration in 2011, including pizza from Naples, Sienna's Palio horse race, violin-making in Cremona, Viareggio's extravagant carnival procession and ancient festivals in towns such as Nola and Viterbo, where locals carry huge statues on their shoulders and totter round tiny streets. Also in the running are the small grapevines planted in depressions in the volcanic soil on the island of Pantelleria, where they are sheltered from the fierce sea wind and produce the nectar-like Passito dessert wine.

With only two candidates set to make the final list Italy sends to Unesco for consideration, Corriere della Sera claimed the smart money was on pizza and Cremona's violin makers, who are fighting off Chinese competition four centuries after Antonio Stradivari opened his workshop there. But the headlines in Italy have focused on pizza after it was this year voted by Italians as one of the dishes which best sums up their nation. It was narrowly outvoted by pasta with tomato sauce, but beat bruschetta with olive oil into a distant third. The Unesco shortlist specifies

pizza from Naples, where the dish was born in the 1700s, and where a pie topped with mozzarella, tomato and basil leaves – recreating the red, white and green of the Italian flag – was presented to Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1889 and named after her. Naples' pizzaioli, the skilled spinners of pizza dough, still insist those three ingredients are all that is required for a perfect pizza and opt for a softer, deeper crust than the thinner, crispier version favoured by Romans. "A good pizzaiolo leaves the dough to rise for up to 24 hours

before baking it in a wood-fired oven to ensure a light, digestible pizza," the food writer Davide Paolini said. As the dish edges towards Unesco status, the Italian farmers' lobby group Coldiretti warned the UN that protection was urgently required. "Consumers don't know this, but at least half of all pizzas contain imported ingredients," it said in a statement, adding that Italians were unwittingly tucking in to Margheritas made with Chinese tomatoes, Tunisian and Spanish olive oil "and even seed oil instead of Italian extra virgin".

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Photo by Ciro Fusco/EPA Neapolitan pizza could be added to Unesco's cultural heritage list.

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Oven  baked  pasta  festival  to  be held in Campobello di Licata

Crowds of over 300,000 pilgrims expected for papal beatification in Rome on May 1st Story by AP

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Sagra di mpurnatu e 'mpanata, the first edition of the mouthwatering traditional oven baked pasta festival that will be held in Campobello di Licata (Agrigento province) in piazza XX Settembre, the main square on Sunday, Apr. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to late night. On Saturday, Apr. 16 at 6 p.m., arts and crafts booths will be open. Pasta will be cooked the old fashioned way by local chefs who researched the original recipe by interviewing the elder women of the town. The other attraction of the festival is 'mpanata, a delicious big calzone filled with broccoli, spinach and black olives.

Before you leave the festival, make sure you see the breathtaking “The Divine Comedy in the Valley of painted stones," an impressive series of murals made by Italian-Argentine sculptor Silvio Benedetto and based on the great work of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. It was built in the 1990s out of 110 blocks of travertine marble. Reaching Campobello di Licata is fairly easy. Exit Caltanissetta on A-19 (Catania- Palermo), take state road 640 (Caltanissetta- Agrigento), exit Canicattì and follow signs to Campobello di Licata. It’s about one hour and a half drive. For more information, call the festival organizers at 333-8551144.

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Vatican City - You may need a miracle to find an affordable room in Rome the weekend of Pope John Paul II's beatification ceremony. Or maybe there's a miracle in the making. The Vatican travel agency for pilgrimages said prices on rooms might tumble in the coming weeks because predictions of upward of 1 million people pouring into this city for the May 1 event could scare off potential hotel guests. Others might resist the temptation to take a Roman holiday after complaints about sixfold increases in hotel prices and Vatican warnings about unscrupulous agents hawking services on the Internet to procure "tickets" for the beatification. There are no tickets. The Vatican decided it will be first come, first served, for visitors securing a place in St. Peter's Square for the elaborate ceremony to mark the last formal step before possible sainthood for the beloved pontiff. Those who persevere and do come will find Rome in spring can be heavenly, with wisteria sensually winding down the facades of Renaissance palaces and trattorie moving their tables outside for dining al fresco. And to duck the hordes of pilgrims and students on spring trips, just turn a few corners and you can unveil layers of history many tourists never see. But first you need to check in. The rector of Santa Susanna church, home to many U.S. expat Catholics in Rome, says emails and phone calls from as far away as Australia started arriving in January, when John Paul's successor, Benedict, approved the miracle needed for beatification, setting Sunday, May 1 — exactly a week after Easter, when Rome is already swamped with tourists — as the date. "People want a place for 80 euros ($115)," said the rector, the Rev. Gre-

gory Apparcel. But the convents listed by Santa Susanna on a popular link on its website are already booked solid, he said. The last few years have seen soaring demand for rooms rented out by nuns in this city chock full of convents as safe, clean and economical alternatives to the nondescript hotels that often charge upward of 150 euros ($210) nightly for claustrophobic rooms. "At this point, if you don't have a hotel room, don't come," advised Apparcel. But the Vatican says have faith. "Today you stand a better chance of finding a room than a month ago," ventured the Rev. Caesar Atuire, CEO of the Vatican's tourist agency for pilgrims, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. Forty days before the beatification, "brokers" — others might call them speculators — who bought up big blocks of hotel rooms in hopes of booking them out at a tidy profit contacted his agency, asking it to take the rooms off their hands, Atuire said in an interview. Hotel rooms can be booked by the general public — Catholic or not — through a link on the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi site, http://www.jpiibeatus.org/en/site/whereToStay. "I try to negotiate real hard to obtain the best for my pilgrims. I have a moral duty" to them, said the priest, who is from Ghana. Lower prices might be welcome after what Italian consumer group Codacons found sampling a half-dozen hotels near St. John Lateran Basilica. Suspecting price-fixing, it lodged a complaint with Italy's antitrust authority about room prices soaring from 170 euros ($240) to more than 1,000 euros (nearly $1,500) for the beatification weekend. "Only the rich are going to be able to come to this beatification," fretted Codacons spokesman Stefano Zerbi. Some Italians will try to beat Rome's steep hotel prices by lodging as far as 200 kilometers (125 miles) away in Pescara, on the Adriatic coast, and taking chartered buses to the beatification. Pilgrims from John Paul's homeland, Poland, "will hardly sleep a night in Rome," opting for outlying towns, Atuire said. Italy's high-speed train service between the capital and Naples or Florence can shave commute time to less than 90 mi-

nutes, but steep ticket prices will erode any savings on hotels. One off-the-tourist track option is Ostia, a modern, seaside town near the highly recommended ancient Roman ruins of Ostia Antica. Long considered an unremarkable bedroom community, Ostia is now where many Romans go on weekends for a leisurely lunch of spaghetti alle vongole (white clam sauce) and oven-baked fish in some simple eatery at the sea or to soak up some rays on rented lettini (lounge chairs) at "stabilimenti" (establishments) along private beaches eating up all but a sliver of Mediterranean shoreline. Commuter trains, linking with Rome's subway system, run to Ostia. Renting a car in Rome is pointless unless you like traffic jams and tangling with aggressive, undisciplined Roman drivers. Rome is very walkable, but when the cobblestones are hard on your supple-soled, new leather Italian sandals, you can take hop-on, hop-off open air buses dubbed Roma Cristiana and painted yellow-and-white, the Vatican's colors. The popular double-decker bus stops include the boulevard ending in St. Peter's Square, the Termini stations and locations near the Colosseum, Pantheon and Rome's many churches. You don't have to be a believer to purchase the "JPII Special Pass," featuring the image of an aging John Paul and providing unlimited use, for three days, of Rome's public transport, as well as the Roma Cristiana double-decker and the trains running to Ostia. At 18 euros (about $25) it's a good deal (free for kids under 10), but must be purchased through the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi website and then picked up at any of several locations in Rome. Usually a similar pass without John Paul's image costs 25 euros ($35). Certified believers get a price break and special nighttime access to the Vatican Museums, which include the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling. To mark the beatification, the museums will be open April 26-29 and May 2, 7 p.m. to midnight (last entrance at 10 p.m.), but only to those bearing letters from their parish, diocese or some religious institution. Admission for them will be 8 euros ($11.25) inROME. continued on page 12

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ay, Chief Petty Officers

NAS Sigonella Chief Petty Officers  celebrated  their  118th birthday on Apr. 1. e Chiefs had  a  flag  raising  ceremony, formation run and a  community BBQ.  Photos by MCSN Cameron Bramham, The Signature Staff

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*Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Sausage Links, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Asstd Doughnuts, Apple Fritters. *Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Fried/Baked Pollok Fish, Pasta al Forno , Mushroom Gravy, Steamed Rice, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, Fried Cauliflower, Lemon Cookies, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Cream Pudding. Speed line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Cream Of Mushroom Soup, Cantonese Spareribs, Sandwich, Pork Fried Rice, Steamed Whole Corn, Seasoned Spinach, Lemon Cookies, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Cream Pudding. Choice hamburger or hotdog by order *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Minute Steak, Oven Fried Bacon, French Toast Puff, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Asstd Doughnuts, Kolaches. *Brunch: Breakfast Items, Bean & Bacon Soup, Grilled Reuben Sandwiches, Italian Roasted Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Yellow Cake w/ Frosting, Hermits. *Dinner: Split Pea Soup, Turkey Ala King, Aztec Rice, Black-eye Peas, Fried Cauliflower, Yellow Cake w/ Frosting, Hermits. Choice hamburger or hotdog by order

*Breakfast: Farina, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, Asstd Doughnuts, Blueberry Muffins. *Lunch: Cream of Asparagus Soup, BBQ Spareribs, Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Hopping John, Corn on the Cob, Southern Style Greens, Jalapeno Corn Bread, German Chocolate Cake, Cherry Pie. *Speed line: Chicken Drum, Onion Rings. Dinner: Beef Rice Soup, Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, Lyonnaise Rice, Vegetable Stir Fry, Steamed Asparagus, Brown Gravy, German Chocolate Cake, Cherry Pie . Choice hamburger or hotdog by order *Breakfast: Hominy Grits, Oven Fried Bacon, Corned Beef Hash, Asst Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, French Toast, Asstd Doughnuts, Raisin Muffin. *Lunch: Onion Soup, Asian Barbecue Turkey, Beef Stroganoff, Mashed Potatoes, Boiled Pasta, Chicken Gravy, Mix Vegetables, Simmered Cauliflower, Vanilla Cookies, Devil’s Food Cake. Speedline: Assorted Pizza, Chili Dog. Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup, Meat Loaf, Oven Browned Potatoes, Corn O’ Brien, Simmered Carrots, Vanilla Cookies, Devil’s Food Cake. Choice hamburger or hotdog by order

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*Breakfast: Farina, Grilled Ham Slices, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Buttermilk Pancakes, Asstd Doughnuts, Butterhorns. *Brunch: Breakfast Items, Beef Vegetable Soup, Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Chocolate Drop Cookies, Apple Crisp. *Dinner: Manhattan Clam Chowder, El Rancho Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, Steamed Rice, Green Kale, Peas & Mushroom, Chocolate Drop Cookies, Apple Crisp Choice hamburger or hotdog by order *Breakfast: Hominy Grits, Minced Beef on Toast, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, French Toast, Asstd Doughnuts, Streusel Coffee Cake. *Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Rosemary Roast Turkey, Pasta Chef, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Seasoned Summer Squash, Steamed Peas, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Banana Cake, Dutch Apple Pie. *Speed line: Baked Italian Sausage W/Pepper & Onion. *Dinner: Pepper Pot Soup, Steak w/ Onions, Baked Chicken Quartered , Baked Potatoes, Collard Greens, Calico Cabbage, Brown Gravy, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Banana Cake, Dutch Apple Pie . Choice hamburger or hotdog by order *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Creamed Ground Beef, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Blueberry Pancakes, Asstd Doughnuts, Bear Claw. *Lunch: Beef Vegetable Soup, Breaded Pork Steaks, Savory Baked Chicken, Potatoes Au Gratin, Oriental Rice, Eggplant Parmesan, Tangy Spinach, Cherry Cheese Cake, Chewy Nut Bars, Cream Puffs. *Speed line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Minestrone Soup, Salisbury Steak, Steamed Rice, Brown Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Wax Beans, Cherry Cheese Cake, Chewy Nut Bars, Cream Puffs. Choice hamburger or hotdog by order

Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Breakfast), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lunch), 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Dinner) Sat, Sun, Holidays: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Breakfast), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Brunch), 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Dinner)


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Community Cra Fair Ring in the spring with a celebration of Sigonella’s uniquely crafted handiworks, yummy treats, and seasonal delights from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Midtown. Reserve a table for a small fee, fee is due at registration. Register at ITT Gear-n-Go. For more information call 624-4941 or 624-4777.

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JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER- Justin Bieber, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Boys II Men, Sean Kingston

Friday, April 8 1:00pm Tangled PG FREE 3:00pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules PG 5:00pm Hop PG PREMIERE 7:30pm Sanctum R Saturday, April 9 2:00pm Gnomeo and Juliet G PREMIERE 5:00pm Hop PG 7:30pm Just Go With It PG-13 Sunday, April 10 2:00pm Gnomeo and Juliet G 4:30pm I Am Number 4 PG-13 PREMIERE 7:00pm Unknown PG-13 Tuesday, April 12 1:00pm Yogi Bear PG FREE 3:00pm Gnomeo and Juliet G 5:00pm Battle: Los Angeles PG-13 7:30pm Sanctum R Wednesday, April 13 5:00pm The Eagle PG-13 7:30pm I Am Number 4 PG-13 Thursday, April 14 5:00pm Justin Bieber: Never Say Never G 7:30pm The Mechanic R LAST SHOWING Friday, April 15 1:00pm Tron: Legacy PG FREE 3:00pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules PG 5:00pm Big Momma’s: Like Father Like Son PG-13 PREMIERE 7:30pm Hall Pass R

Director Jon Chu's 3D fan cut is an exclusive, one-week limited release with 40 minutes of new Bieber footage! As he began the editing process several months ago, and upon realizing the significant amount of great footage he had obtained, Chu began to develop with the studio an idea for a second, and more fan centric, edition of the movie. While promoting the film's initial release, he spent dozens of hours on Twitter and Facebook engaging with fans to learn more about what they were most anxious to see. Some scenes contained in the new cut include: more of Justin’s friends and hometown life, new songs and performances, and special footage shot at fan premieres across the country. (105 min.) THE EAGLE- Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim, Donald Sutherland

In 2nd-Century Britain, two men - master and slave - venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. In 140 AD, the Roman Empire extends all the way to Britain - though its grasp is incomplete, as the rebellious tribes of Caledonia (today's Scotland) hold sway in the far North. Marcus Aquila arrives in Britain, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, Flavius Aquila. It was 20 years earlier that Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius and carrying their golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth, marched north into Caledonia. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Angered, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall to seal off the territory. Hadrian's Wall became the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire - the edge of the known world. Driven to become a brilliant soldier and now given command of a small fort in the southwest, Marcus bravely leads his troops during a siege. Commended by Rome for his bravery, yet discharged from the army because of his severe wounds, Marcus convalesces, demoralized, in the villa of his Uncle Aquila, a retired army man. When Marcus impulsively gets a young Briton's life spared at a gladiatorial contest, Aquila buys the Briton, Esca, to be Marcus' slave. Marcus is dismissive of Esca, who harbors a seething hatred of all things Roman. Yet Esca vows to serve the man who has saved his life. Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Marcus is galvanized into action, and sets off with Esca across Hadrian's Wall. But the highlands of Caledonia are a vast and savage wilderness, and Marcus must rely on his slave to navigate the region. When they encounter exRoman soldier Guern, Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince. (114 min.) HOP- Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins, Hugh Laurie Fred is an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Eater Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. (96 min.) Movie schedule is subject to change. Please call to confirm. Movie Hotline: 624-4248

The awesome people from the Fit District are bringing you NASSIG Combine Testing! You might be wondering what exactly is Combine Testing? Combine testing is when you get tested in the following categories: Bench Press-Body weight, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, Three Cone drill, 20 Yd Dash, 40 yd dash, and 60 yd dash. You will then see how you stack up against the Pros! Do you have what it takes to match against the 40 yd dash

time of 4.18 by Ike Taylor of the Steelers. How about the Broad Jump of 10’ 10’’ by Chris Johnson of the Titans. It’s okay if you don’t have 65.25 inch arm span like Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers, you can still come out and see how you stack up against the best in the country. Testing will take place on Monday, April 11 on NAS I from 6 – 9 am and NAS II 11 am to 1 pm. There is no pre-registration. For more information call 624 – 4951.

Single  and  Mingle Costume Party Liberty Program is hosting Single and Mingle Costume party on Saturday, April 23 at Connection at 2100. This is a great way to meet singles from other commands in a no-pressure social setting. Having the opportunity to flirt, chat, or just mingle with those you would

like to get to know better. Whether it is be for friendship, romance, or even a relationship the choice is yours. Come dress to impress to this costume party as prizes will be awarded for best costume! For more information call 624-5602.

Sigonella All Officer's Spouse's Club would like to support the wonderful organizations that contribute to our community. AOSC is now accepting written requests for funds from any NASSIG sanctioned group or DODDS organization. Written requests outlining the need for funds must be received no later than March 31st, 2011. The requests will then be reviewed by the AOSC Board and funds will be earmarked by April 15th, 2011. Please send requests to: Sigonella All Officer's Spouse's Club c/o Lisa McEwen PSC 812 Box 3320 FPO, AE 09627 If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please contact AOSC at the following email address: aoscsigonella@yahoo.com


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ANNIVERSARY, continued from page 1 good thing when we can show support for each other’s commands and countries.” Tonello said he is very proud to be a part of a command that has a long history helping shape and mold his home country. The 41st Stormo Wing was established Jan. 7, 1939 and has changed stations for years before settling in Sigonella, Sicily on Oct. 1, 1965. The main mission for the 41st Stormo is specializing in research in anti-submarine and maritime patrol. Tonello added that with how hard everyone is working, he really enjoyed seeing all his men and women taking the time to pause and celebrate the Italian Air Force and 41st Stormo. “We are working very hard every day with our friends at Sigonella, but it’s always good to take a little time to reflect and honor the history of our service and country,” Tonello said. ROME, continued from page 7 stead of the usual 15 euros ($21). But there are no reservations for the evening visits, and lines can stretch for hours. Those lacking Catholic credentials can visit the museums during daytime hours, and for a 4 euro ($5.60) booking fee, buy a ticket online and avoid long waits. The Colosseum is again offering special tours of the ancient entertainment venue's underground, where gladiators once prepared for fights and tigers and lions were caged. The tours, in English, Spanish or Italian, for those with sturdy shoes and sturdy constitution, include a visit to the Colosseum's third tier for spectacular views and run through June 30. To book, call 011-39-06-399-67700. You'll need to crane your neck to see the glassed-in display of Michelangelo's "Pieta" in St. Peter's Basilica, but many tourists barely notice the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva church near the Pantheon, which houses the artist's "Christ Bearing the Cross." (Crowds outside the church are busy photographing Bernini's sculpture of an elephant holding an obelisk.) In the Santa Maria chapel, you'll also find angelic faces by Melozzo da Forli', known for his dreamy blue palette. His cherubs star in the Vatican Museums painting gallery. For a more condensed version of the history of Christian Rome than the Vatican offers, wander a few blocks past the Colosseum to San Clemente Basilica. The church has been described as a triple-deck sandwich of history: medieval at street level, with layers from Rome's pagan and early Christian eras below. Friendly Irish Dominicans who care for the church can answer questions. At the far end of the Colosseum neighborhood, with vegetable and flower stands in the streets, is Rome's only medieval abbey, Santi Quattro Coronati (the four crowned saints). It's an oasis of peace amid the city's cheerful chaos. Pass through a couple of portals, ring a bell, and a nun from the cloistered religious community appears from behind a grating, puts a key on a turntable and turns it toward you. The key opens the door to a tiny chapel whose 13th-century frescoes illustrate the story of Emperor Constantine's cure from leprosy and his conversion to Christianity. For a central Rome neighborhood not heavily frequented by tourists, try the Pigna (pine cone) district near the Pantheon, whose streets include Via Pie' di Marmo, an alley made even narrower by a marble sculpture of a giant foot. Jewelry stores and boutiques with unusual knit tops and dresses, handmade colorful handbags in buttery-soft leather or made-to-order robust leather satchels dot the streets. If you hate to rise early or have crowd phobia, take the Rev. Apparcel's advice

and watch the beatification on your hotel TV. The ceremony, led by Benedict XVI, begins at 10 a.m. Spectators can then file inside St. Peter's Basilica past John Paul's closed coffin, which will be brought up from its grotto tomb below the basilica. The Saturday evening before the ceremony will see hundreds of thousands of the pope's admirers jam the sprawling, dusty field of Circus Maximus for a prayer vigil. Benedict won't be there but will make a video screen appearance. The weekend holds one additional large gathering. May 1, Labor Day across Europe, traditionally draws huge crowds of young people to Rome when the city throws a free rock concert near St. John Lateran Basilica. If decide go to this unique event, pay attention to tourist scams. AKI press agency reports that an American tour guide in Rome is suspected of fraudulently using the internet to sell tickets to the beatification of late Pope John Paul II. Italian police searched the suspect's apartment last week after they were tipped off by Vatican security officials about a suspected scam allegedly conducted by an American known for conducting tours without a tour guide license. Unsuspecting pilgrims were charged 166 Euros, plus sales tax, for a false ticket granting them access to the 1 May ceremony to be held the Vatican's St. Peter's Square. Police say the operation was conducted on www.vaticancitytours.com. INSOMNIA, continued from page 2 mulation during the hour or so before bedtime can help. 4. Avoid a large dinner, eat a small snack: Both digestion and hunger can interfere with going to sleep. Try to eat light dinners and if you get hungry at bedtime, eat only a small snack. 5. Exercise regularly: Daily exercise can help you fall asleep naturally. However, try to finish exercise three to four hours before bedtime. 6. Get up: When falling asleep is difficult, getting up and doing something else in another room may be more effective than lying in bed and trying harder and harder to fall asleep. 7. Avoid substances that interfere with sleep: Food and beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine can interfere with sleep, as well as nicotine. 8. Use the bedroom primarily for sleeping: The bedroom should not be used for eating, reading, watching television, or other activities associated with wakefulness. 9. Make the environment conducive to sleep: The bedroom should be kept dark and quiet and not too warm or too cold. If noises disturb sleep wearing ear plugs can be helpful. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. History tells us that Thomas Edison and Napoleon only slept 4 to 5 hours a night. Could you imagine the possibilities beyond the light bulb and world domination if they would have gotten their full 8 hours by following these simple steps? Don’t sell yourself short- take the steps to better sleep quality! For more information on Insomnia, contact HM2 Morales at 624-4732.

CITIZENS, continued from page 1 Hottenstein said he was very happy and proud to represent the base and be a part of a big moment for all seven individuals. “It’s an honor and privilege to speak at this ceremony because it doesn’t happen every day where we have seven people take oaths to our great country here,” Hottenstein. “To raise your right hand and swear your allegiance to something, especially a country, says a lot about a person. Every individuals’ willingness to commit to the United States speaks loud volumes about the country and its citizens, past present and future.” Hottenstein and Farfaglia weren’t the only people at the ceremony who felt the proud feeling watching new citizens join the United States. NAS Sigonella Legal Office Assistant Clerk, Gina Gesa said she too feels enjoyment for each new citizen. “I see more and more people here becoming U.S. citizens and it makes me happy as well knowing that I helped them take a big step moving forward in their lives and with their families,” Gesa said. “I like to help people and seeing the proud and happy expressions on each new citizen’s face when they leave the room makes my job wonderful.” Farfaglia said that it were days like Mar. 30 that make his job worthwhile. “Every time I raise my hand and ask them to take the final step of becoming an official citizen, it feels very humbling for me,” Farfaglia said. “It says a lot about our service members who join the armed forces to defend a country that they’re not even a citizen from to begin with, so it makes my day real enjoyable whenever I take give an oath to military members. I never had to go through anything like what they go through, and to see the end result and excitement in their faces just makes me better appreciate what I have and the opportunities that have been giving to me.” As the friends, family and coworkers gathered around the new American citizens, the smiles and sighs of relief from the previous candidates were warranted by a video message from President Barack Obama congratulating and welcoming them to the United States. After the ceremony, cake and refreshments were served for the new citizens and their families. “The best thing about America is her diversity, and the fact that they become citizens will only add to the strength of our nation,” Hottenstein said. NMCRS, continued from page 1 and other crafts during the silent auction. Nearly New Shop Chairman Laura Hodges said she was proud of the turnout and all the effort that went into making the show a success. “It takes all hands to coordinate and put together an event like the fashion show,” Hodges said. “We needed everyone to participate and everyone needed to do their part to accomplish our goals of 100 percent contact on the base. I think we pretty much got there but it looked like everyone was having fun so that’s always good to see. We had so many volunteers this year, Public Works came out yesterday to put up the stage, we had people from the Global Hawk helping us out and even some wives of military members came out and helped us iron and prepare the clothes. We literally had volunteers from every department on this base that helped out in some way and I would like to personally thank everyone for their assistance.” The show also consisted of NAS Sigonella Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Butler in a black suit walking down the runway to Will Smith’s song “Men in Black.” “My family and I were so proud to be a part of this year’s NMCRS Fashion Show, the weather turned out great and

the crowd was very enthusiastic and excited,” Butler said. “It was a great event, I had a lot of fun walking down the runway and I want to encourage everyone to keep giving as it goes to a great cause.” NMCRS Headquarters Area Trainer Evelyn Liberty-Topliff made the trip from the United States to see what all the excitement was about and said she was not disappointed at all. “It was very exciting to see an atmosphere like this and to see people in a small community come together and accomplish something that was very entertaining and generated some big funds for NMCRS,” Liberty-Topliff said. “It shows a great spirit for the base here in Sigonella and wonderful teamwork from everyone who was a part of this event.” NAS Sigonella NMCRS Coordinator Esther Scott said she wanted to thank everyone for their support and participation in making this year’s Fashion Show successful and unforgettable. “I think it went very well, and I believe the community responded as they always do with enthusiasm and I think everyone had a good time,” Scott said. “We’re very busy right now responding to all the things that are going on in the world and for everyone to take time off duty and help out, it was all active duty. It is the Active Duty Fashion Show and we had a wonderful turnout and great success thanks to everyone here at Sigonella. It truly was a community effort.

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Renowned artist designs Danish F-16 label for operations in Sicily The following is translated excerpts of an article by Thorbjørn Forsberg, Royal Danish Air Force

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Like most of the Defence Units - the F16 Sigonella got its own brand. It is created by renowned artist Simone Aaberg Kærn who also painted Anders Fogh Rasmussen. She has flown to Afghanistan in a small plane as part of documentary and art project "Smiling in a War Zone - the Art of Flying two Kabul" back in 2002. Later - in 2010 - she painted a portrait of former Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to hang at Christiansborg, a portrait, where also a C-130 Hercules

transport aircraft had a distinctive place. Now she has again had his artist's fingers in the Air Force - this time to create the brand that will adorn jackets and t-shirts for those who were sent out with F-16 contributed to Sicily. The new Danish Mission brand sends a powerful message. Contains hidden elements The label is made up of several elements. Firstly there is the immediate text of the operation name Odyssey Dawn and RDAF F-16 Libya Force 2011 (RDAF = Royal Danish Air Force). There is a falcon as a symbol for F-16 Fighting Falcon, and behind it is the leaves

CDR Photos by Thorbjørn Forsberg / Public Affairs / Danish Detachment, F-16 Sigonella

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Hospital Job Vacancy Contracting Office, FISC Sigonella, is soliciting for the following personalized healthcare contract positions at the US Naval Hospital, Sigonella: two full time "Certified Medical Assistants" and one full time "Registered Nurse". Sources must be eligible for US employment. For further information please contact Mr. Giuffrida (DSN 624-5727) or Ms. Randazzo (DSN 6243792). Closing date 29 April 2011.

of the UN logo. In the background there are also parts of the United Nations globe who will be hit by the rising sun rays (dawn = sunrise). NATO emblem is also introduced, and there is obviously also an F-16. However, there are also elements that can not readily see. The actual falcon is in fact built up of Arabic script, and the hawk says "Peace for Libyan people" (Peace for the people of Libya). To the beat Simone Aaberg Kærn through an acquaintance who also knows the ERA from the Project Office of New Combat Aircraft '.

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