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September 13, 2013

Vol. 30. No. 33

Italian Air Force 41st Stormo Air Wing hosts change of command ceremony

SIGONELLA, Sicily (Sept. 10, 2013) – Italian Air Force Col. Vincenzo Sicuso, left, relieves Col. Dario A. Missaglia, right, as comandante of the 41st Stormo Sept. 10, during a change of command ceremony in a 41st Stormo hangar aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for Commander, U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets and NATO forces in the Mediterranean area. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Brian T. Glunt/Released) by MC2 Brian t. glunt Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Sigonella


IGONELLA, Sicily (Sept. 10, 2013) – The Italian Air Force 41st Stormo Air Wing hosted their change of command ceremony Sept. 10, in a 41st Stormo hangar aboard the Italian Air Force base of Sigonella. This event marked the end of Col. Dario A. Missaglia’s two year tour with the 41st Stormo. He was relieved by Col. Vincenzo Sicuso as Comandante of the 41st Stormo. The ceremony was presided over by Italian Brig. Gen. Luca Valeriani. “I am very happy to have been in Sicily,” said Missaglia. “I have loved the Sicilian people and living here. I am proud to have been a part of this base, which has contributed to the support of NATO operations in Libya as well as the use of Sigonella’s airfield to the civilian air traffic during Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport’s renovations.”

Capt. Chris Dennis, commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, attended the ceremony along with NAS Sigonella’s Executive Officer, Cmdr. Eric Vosler. “I very much enjoyed the relationship between myself and Col. Missaglia. The two of us worked very closely together on a number of different issues on a day-to-day basis here at NAS Sigonella,” said Dennis. “I am looking very forward to working with Col. Sicuso. I’m expecting he will continue in the path that has been put before him and with that Sigonella is only going to go to better places.” The incoming comandante, Col. Sicuso, a native of nearby Augusta, Sicily, has previously served as Head Office Program Center of Excellence APR Amendola, Head of the Office of the 3rd and 4th Department of the SMA in Rome and Head of Pro-

gramme Office of the Predator 4th Department of the SMA in Rome. “My main goal as comandante is really to continue on the path ahead, stand beside each other and have the best collaboration of our many capabilities between the U.S. and Italian military forces,” said Sicuso. “I want to continue to give as much as I can to the U.S. military and have that in return, because we have one common enemy, terrorism, which tries continuously to damage our freedom we have in the world.”


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Direct Line

Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Dennis

Sigonella, congratulations on our 17 new chief petty officers receiving their anchors on Friday, Sept. 13. We are fortunate! Chief petty officers are truly the backbone of the Navy and our community. Likewise, congratulations to our new chief petty officers and to their families and friends. A noteworthy accomplishment and like most accomplishments, CPO represents hard work, dedication and a village of support pushing each of our new chiefs to their new height. Sigonella and the U.S. Navy will benefit greatly from this achievement! I encourage us all to reflect a moment on our own journeys; none of which has been easy. We are all in this military community by choice, marriage or birth. We know military life means deployments, danger, and sacrifice. We have missed each other and important life events; we have spent long nights, days, weekends and months directly or indirectly putting our nation above ourselves. These new “17” typify each of our own journeys while setting a fine example to each of us of things to come in our lives. Selection to chief petty officer is the Navy’s way of saying to our newest CPOs, “BZ (top notch) shipmate” and to the rest of us “keep up the great work!”

Plainly, chief petty officer is a title anyone of us would be incredibly proud to bear, but to those who receive it, it comes not only with prestige but moreover with a tremendous burden of responsibility. Our newest chiefs will now feel the full weight of this burden everyday for the rest of their careers and lives. While outsiders may see chief as a privilege, the true privilege of being a chief is the Navy’s and our Sailors’ trust. Those anchors let us know, those wearing them will moor us reliably in the rough seas of service ahead. For centuries, chiefs have understood that they must be the tether that holds mission accomplishment and people together - chiefs know, to have either you must have both. For chief petty officers personal gain is a distant memory; personal and professional competency are merely expected and not discriminators. "All knowing" means knowing a bunch and not being afraid to ask those below, beside and above for what you don’t know. So Sigonella, as we celebrate our gain, let us appreciate our new chief petty officers for accepting their burden of leadership. As they shoulder these responsibilities, they will set our course by always making smart decisions, working hard, and being

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What’s Happening Around NAS Sigonella Ombudsman appreciation – 43 years of standing watch over our families BY NAS SIgonella ffsc

honest. When they have set backs they will humbly admit them and then double down to correct. We depend on our chiefs, our Navy depends on our chiefs, our country depends on our chiefs. After all, the Chief Petty Officer Creed states, “Your entire way of life has now been changed. More will be expected of you; more will be demanded of you. Not because you are an E-7, but because you are now a chief petty officer.” Congratulations, Sigonella!


VP-47 performs post-flight maintenance SIGONELLA, Sicily (August 20, 2013) – Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Chelsea Laggad, assigned to the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, performs post-flight maintenance on the wingtip of a P-3C Orion maritime aircraft at Naval Air Station Sigonella. VP-47 is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 4th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Stacy D. Laseter/Released)

Youth Forum gets NASSIG youth involved

NASSIG WORSHIP SERVICES ROMAN CATHOLIC Sunday ■ 8:30 a.m. Catholic Mass (NAS I Chapel) ■ 11:30 a.m. Catholic Mass (NAS II Chapel) TUE - FRI ■ 11:30 a.m. Catholic Mass (NAS II Chapel) SATURDAY ■ 4:30 p.m. Catholic Mass (NAS I Chapel) Sacraments of Reconciliation/Penance precede each Mass PROTESTANT NAS I Chapel Saturday ■ 6:30 p.m. Contemporary Worship Services Sunday ■ 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship


OTHER SERVICES/ACTIVITIES LATTER-DAY SAINTS Sunday at 3 p.m. (NAS I Chapel) Contact: or 624-9049 CHURCH OF CHRIST LAY SERVICE Noon Bible Study (NAS 1) 12:30 p.m. Worship Service Please contact the Religious Ministries Department for information ■ AA Meetings: Monday at 5:30 p.m. (NAS I Chapel) second deck; Thursday at 7 p.m. (NAS II Chapel)

Chapel Offices: NAS I 095-56-3975, NAS II 095-86-9049, DSN: 624-3975, CHAPLAIN DUTY: 335-831-4493 RP DUTY: 335-786-1950

Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella Youth Program Director Warren Britton and Teen Coordinator Brittany Clark speak with NAS Sigonella youth during a Youth Forum held at the Youth Complex Center in Marinai, Sept. 5. Britton said the forum was held for children who visit the Youth Complex to pitch their own ideas for future events and services such as more outdoor activities and trips around Sicily. “Adults and kids have different ideas as far as what they want to do,” Britton said. “So we want to know if they want to go paint-balling, or to the skate parks, or different beaches; or do they want to go see an opera and things like that. We’re just trying to get information from them, to see what they want.” For more information on what the Youth Complex Center and Teen Center at Marinai has to offer for the NAS Sigonella community and youth, stop by their center for a monthly calendar or contact the center at 624-1750/1747. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Cameron Bramham/Released)

The Navy Family Ombudsman Program has been in place for 43 years and is a strong component of family readiness. During the month of September, the Navy community will take time to recognize the contributions of our command ombudsmen. Ombudsmen represent both the command and the families; they perform a service which is often very challenging. These volunteers help during all phases of deployment, disasters and crises. They are also there to assist with general questions and challenges facing Navy families. They serve because they are passionate and want to make a difference. In spite of increasing challenges, ombudsmen continue to volunteer their time with a smile and a heartfelt interest in command families. Their ability to move forward in the face of adversity is one of the extraordinary characteristics exhibited by ombudsmen. Take comfort in the fact that your command ombudsmen understand the challenges you face on a daily basis, because they too, are Navy family members. Please take this opportunity to recognize and thank your command ombudsmen for all they do for you and your family. Naval Air Station Sigonella will recognize the ombudsmen with an appreciation luncheon at the Galley on Sept. 27. For more information on the Ombudsman Program, please contact the Ombudsman Coordinator at the Fleet and Family Support Center at 624-4291.

Honoring survivors of the fallen Gold Star Mother's Day, Sept. 29 BY Noreen Burke NAS Sigonella Fleet and Family Support Center

Mothers of fallen service members began calling themselves "Gold Star Mother’s" during World War I. Then, in 1936, to honor these mothers, the United States began observing Gold Star Mother's Day on the last Sunday of September. In 1967, Congress standardized the service banners and established the Gold Star lapel pins to issue to immediate family of service members killed in combat, including those who have committed suicide in theater. The Next of Kin Pin signifies a servicerelated death or suicide during active duty other than combat. In recognition of Gold Star Mother's Day, the President of the United States calls on all Americans to display the nation's flag and hold appropriate meetings to publicly express their love, sorrow, and reverence towards Gold Star Mothers and their families. Government buildings are also required to display the flag. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter serving in the United States Armed Forces. Honoring mothers can be as simple as a few kind words that acknowledge the loss of a loved one, or even a moment of silence. Today, the Navy has more than 7,000 surviving family members including parents, siblings, spouses and children. As a symbol of our gratitude for their sacrifice and that of the loved one who died in service of our Nation, NAS Sigonella has designated specific parking spaces for Gold Star Family members in front of the Commissary at NAS I. As a part of the Navy’s commitment to survivors, we would like to recognize Gold Star Mother’s Day. This tradition began more than 75 years ago and this year will be observed on Sept. 29. It is a day that recognizes and honors mothers who have lost a son or daughter serving in the United States Armed Forces. Please take a moment from your day to remember and honor Gold Star Mothers. For the latest information on the Navy Gold Star Family Initiative visit



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Monday $1 Bowling*

Sparetime Bowling *EVERY MONDAY




Wednesday Storytime* Library 10 a.m.

Stress Management FFSC 9 - 11 a.m.

Texas Hold'em Jox Pub 6 p.m. *EVERY WEDNESDAY


Italian Language Classes

NAS I Chapel 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.




SAPR Victim Advocate SAPR Victim Advocate Training FFSC Training FFSC 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.




Friday 13

Relocation Fair FFSC 1 - 3 p.m.


Sunday 15

Catania Shopping Day ITT 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.




Friends Night Out* Sparetime Bowling

Resume Renovation FFSC 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Half Price Bowling* Sparetime Bowling

Job Search 101 FFSC 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Catania Shopping Day ITT 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.






Cooking Class FFSC 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Relocation Fair FFSC 1 - 3 p.m.

SIG SAFE FFSC 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Catania Shopping Day ITT 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



ITT Gear & Go: x4777, x4396 Liberty/Connections/Take 5: x4246, x5602 Outdoor Rec: x4777, x4396 Fitness: x4483, x5243 Midtown 2 Theaters: x4248 FFSC: x4291 American Red Cross: x4900

Does your command or organization have an event you’d like to see on the Community Calendar? Email us at and let us know!

Need an appointment at the hospital? Call DSN 624-CARE (2273) or commercial 095-56-2273, M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. For non-emergent medical questions that arise over the weekend, holidays, or after office hours, please call 335-578-8077 if you are normally seen at the hospital or 335-578-8150 if you are normally seen at the Flight Line Clinic.

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Cyber Security, a people-oriented endeavor by Wil Banchs, CISSP NAVCOMTELSTA Sicily IAM

When an enterprise computing environment has to plan for the security of its data information and services, it has to factor in its most plentiful asset, people. People are an organization's most valuable asset; people think dynamically and find solutions to problems every day. Here in Sigonella, that is no different. As long as people are part of an enterprise computing environment, the potential exists for errors to occur. That is why Information Assurance, the security of our cyber environment is as much a personnel challenge as it is a technological challenge. The Department of Defense (DoD) spends a great deal of time, energy and resources protecting critical systems against the threat of foreign adversaries, cyber criminals and other unauthorized users as well as to maintain the availability of data and communications for the use and support of our force. An important part of Cyber Security for DoD networks is maintaining a culture of awareness and training. This culture encourages personal integrity and good online ethics, adhering to published policies and good enterprise “citizenship” - of leading by example and peer leadership. Also, recognizing and exercising personal courage to let your fellow DoD network users know when something they may be doing could be violating policy or may lead to a serious compromise of the DoD Information Systems (IS). The annual DoD-wide Cyber Security/ Information Assurance Awareness training is one of the main tools used in training our military and civilians in the accepted information security culture as well as keeping them aware of the common threats to the DoD IS. Unfortunately, lately our military and civilian work force in the Sigonella area of operations has been becoming complacent about what they have learned in their Cyber Security training. As result, this has resulted in quite a few blatant violations of enterprise policy and security, placing our networks at significant risk. As a result, we would like to review some of the recent mistakes and clarify their lessons for all of our members. First, we want to make you aware of the violations occurring. Second, for the compromises that it can result to the networks and third, for the possible outcome and consequences to the violating user. Charging your personal electronic devices on a government computer: A NO-NO! It is a serious security breach to charge your personal cell phone, i-“anything” or any other electronic device on a DoD computer. Phones, in addition to having inherent storage ability, can store malicious logic that can also introduce an external cellular access point into the network. Even in a

passive charging state, they can be exploited by malicious actors to attack DoD networks. Even charging your phone on your home computer can allow a hacker to hijack your phone and create a back door into your personal data. Using personal “Thumb”/Flash USB drives on a government computer: USB “thumb” drives are NOT AUTHORIZED for use on DoD computers AT ANY TIME. The greatest threat of a virus to attack being introduced to a network internally, bypassing firewalls and email scanners is via USB flash drives. The removal of UNCLASSIFIED for official use only (FOUO) information on a personal storage device is a violation of DoD information handling as well. Downloading or installing personal software on a government computer: STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Personal, non-DoD approved software is NOT authorized for use on government computers. Software that has not been tested by DoD technicians against government computer baselines can cause outages, incompatibility issues or introduce bad programming. Unauthorized software can open vulnerabilities within a network that can be exploited by a malicious adversary intent on sabotaging our ability to support forces, operations and local activities. Excessive downloading/streaming of movies and video content: Streaming of video for official DoD training is not at issue. However, streaming entertainment videos, resulting daily in the consumption of Gigabytes (GB) of bandwidth impacts Sigonella’s mission and essential services that are dependent on the bandwidth to support our customers. Bandwidth congestions can impact force support by causing slowness and disconnection of key services or preventing key updates from getting pushed down to computers from the theater computer management. Some of the consequences for these actions can result in short-term suspension of DoD network computing privileges and mandatory re-certification of Cyber Security Awareness training, long term suspensions, restricted web use and disciplinary action via your chain of command. Our intent is that by reading this the workforce will both refocus and refresh their knowledge and it will reset you on Cyber Security, being aware of activities that can be harmful to the local network and most importantly, compromise support to our forces in the area. For more information or questions please contact your local Cyber Security or Information Assurance Manager. Thank you for your continued vigilance and remember that every single user is a computer network defender.



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Pompeii continued

adequate scale," said professor Erwin Emmerling of TUM, in remarks on the project's website. "We want to find out more about ongoing restoration." The website further notes: "Pompeii is a treasure trove. Each new excavation yields new knowledge, and is greeted with huge interest by the public and research community. All too often however, a lot less interest has been shown in the sustainable preservation of this unique site. Many of the finds, most notably Pompeii's frescos, have been moved to museums, to protect them from the wind and weathering. "But because of inadequate conservation measures, the exposed walls of the city with their lavish decorations are now visibly disintegrating." Emmerling and his fellow project leader Klaus Sedlbauer, director of the Fraunhofer, expect their work to combine traditional materials with hi-tech aids such as nanotechnology. "The first step will be drainage, followed by new types of protective structures," Emmerling said. But that is just the start," said Emmerling. Eventually, its website predicts the PSP "will be a training site for conservationists from around the world." Salvatore Settis, a professor of classical archaeology, said the German-led project was good news. He rejected the idea that it sent the message that Italy needed outside help, emphasising that several domestic institutions were involved as research partners. "Science has no boundaries. Moreover, at Pompeii, there's room for everyone," he told La Repubblica.

First time ever! A U.S. chef to participate in International Couscous Fest, Sept. 24 - 29

Georgetown Peacock Café chef and co-owner Maziar Farivar, one of the top chefs belonging to the the American Chef Corps, a part of the State Department's Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, will represent the United States at the upcoming San Vito Lo Capo Couscous Festival, Sept. 24 through 29 in the Trapani province. (Photo by Walter Grio)


or the first time ever, the United States will be represented at the 16th annual international “Couscous Fest,” a prestigious culinary event held in San Vito Lo Capo, a picturesque fishermen’s village in the Trapani province from Sept. 24 through 29. Georgetown Peacock Café chef and coowner Maziar Farivar will be representing the U.S. during the chefs’ competition at the event. He will compete with chefs coming from Israel, Morocco, France, Palestine, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Italy for who can make the best couscous. According to Georgetowner. com, “Farivar was recently selected among a group of 60 chefs across the U.S. to the ‘Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative, Setting the Table for Diplomacy,’ through the State Department and received his blue jacket as a member of the State Department Chef Corps for Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. The State Department's Diplomatic Culinary Partnership looks to promote the role of culinary engagement in America's public diplomacy.” U.S. Consul General Colombia Barrosse is quoted by Italian

media as saying the American people are “honored” to have been invited to share with other nations a food festival which celebrates multiculturalism, which is one of the most important features of American society. The festival is a prestigious culinary competition, which celebrates couscous, an ancient savory food, combining chicken, lamb, stew or fish with vegetables and semolina, typically from the Mediterranean area. The festival will take place in both the lively streets of the historic center where ethnic music concerts and food booths, shaped as Berber tents called "Al Waha" (oasis), will create a cozy and exotic atmosphere.Judges include distinguished food journalists, and tourism experts. Couscous is a staple dish in North Africa's Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) referring to the grain as well as to the finished dish. It is composed of meat and/or vegetable stew flavored with cumin and served over the cooked semolina. According to historians, the French term couscous stems from the Arabic word “kuskus,” which in turn evolved from another Ara-

bic word, “kaskasa, ‘meaning "to pound or to make small." Couscous is traditionally steamed in a “couscoussier” or couscous pot, which consists of a double boiler. The lower part is a cooking pot while the upper part is a second pot (with a lid) that fits on top of the bottom pot. The top pot is a sieve with holes in its bottom that admit steam from the lower pot. The stew of lamb, beef or chicken, the broth and fresh vegetables cook in the bottom pot while the wheat semolina couscous is steamed on top. Festival goers will also have the unique chance to sample the traditional siciliano couscous that will be prepared daily by the women and fishermen of San Vito lo Capo. This dish, of Arabic origin, is very common in the West coast of Sicily spanning from Trapani to Marsala. It is prepared with fish (prawns, groupers, amberjacks, scorpion fish and other local fish) instead of vegetables or meat. There are two Sicilian couscous variations: one with toasted almonds and chilies that is typical from San Vito Lo Capo and the other, which is prepared in the Agrigento area and is actually a sweet couscous dish, with pistachios, almonds, candied pumpkin, chocolate cinnamon and icing sugar. It takes skillful hands to n'cucciare (mixing the semolina grains) in the mafaradda, a large terracotta container that is handed down from mother to daughter. Festival highlights: The final award ceremony, which takes place in piazza Santuario on Sept. 29 at 9:30 p.m., is a must-go event. During the festival, every day, from noon to midnight, festival goers can sample a menu consisting of a Couscous course (you can chose between the Sicilian or the traditional kind), a glass of Sicilian wine, a portion of local sweets (cassatelle, cannoli, cassate and almond desserts) and some exquisite dessert wine. The festival also features food workshops, arts and crafts, seminars (presented in Italian), wine, olive oil, traditional pastries tasting and entertainment. Most of the events are free of charge, but for some of them attendance is by invitation only. For detailed schedule, visit the official festival website (also available in English): http:// Reaching San Vito lo Capo is fairly easy. Take the CataniaPalermo highway (A19). Once you arrive in Palermo take the Palermo-Mazara del Vallo highway (A29), exit Castellammare del Golfo and follow directions for San Vito lo Capo.

One of many stray dogs that until recently wandered the city of Pompeii, Naples. The Pompeii Sustainable Preservation project will spend €10m over 10 years to preserve the city. (Photo by )

Italy calls for German assistance as Pompeii falls further into ruin by The Guardian

With the greatest number of UNESCO world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not have much to spare for the culture sector, Italy has long worried how to protect its heritage from ruin. Now it is resorting to overseas help to find a solution for Pompeii. In recent years Italy has experimented with private sponsors for various projects, with shoe company Tod's funding a revamp of the Colosseum and Fendi sprucing up the Trevi fountain. The Pompeii Sustainable Preservation project (PSP) draws on the resources of international institutions as researchers from the Technische Universität in Munich (TUM), the Fraunhofer Institute and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) embark on a 10-year, €10m (£8.6m) effort to prevent the world-famous site in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius "from falling further into ruin". The nearly 2,000-year-old ruins have long been the subject of international concern: in January, UNESCO documented a series of shortcomings at Pompeii, warning of a lack of qualified staff, structural damage and vandalism, and in June it warned Italy it had until the end of the year to adopt urgent measures to curb the decline. In response, the government said it was working to overcome the site's problems, having begun a €105m wide-ranging rescue project in February jointly, which is being funded by the European Union. In August; it also announced it was appointing a new director general for the so-called Great Pompeii project. This aims to carry out sweeping restoration works and boost visitor numbers by 300,000 to 2.6 million a year by 2017. With a start date set for next summer, the German-led PSP plan is not expected to overlap with the overall rescue package. It will focus on one particular apartment building, or insula, at Pompeii and will look to develop long-term solutions and preventative restoration. "To date, this has not been undertaken on an



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English: Where is the most beautiful beach? Italian: Dove è la spiaggia più bella? English: How do I get to the swimming pool? Italian: Come si arriva in piscina? English: Is it safe for the children to swim? Italian: I bambini possono nuotare qui? English: Can I dive here? Italian: Posso fare immersioni? English: Can I surf here? Italian: Posso fare surf? English : Can I rent a beach umbrella? Italian: Posso affittare un ombrellone?

Fiera dello Ionio arts & crafts fair continues in Acireale this weekend Bring the whole family to the annual Fiera dello Ionio arts & crafts fair in Acireale! The fair, which features 250 arts and crafts and food’s booths, as well as entertainment, started last weekend and will continue this weekend through Monday, Sep 16. Opening hours: Saturday and Monday: - 5 p.m. to midnight/ Sunday: - 10 a.m. to midnight. For more information visit: http://www.comune.

Parma Ham Festival begins Friday (Italy Magazine) If you plan to visit mainland Italy in the near future , make sure you check the mouthwatering festival! The 16th annual Festival del Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham Fest) continues through Sept. 22, in and around Parma. The event, part of the three-month-long Wine Food Festival EmiliaRomagna, is a celebration of what is considered the finest type of prosciutto, Parma ham. The festival takes place in 12 towns in the province of Parma, including Parma itself, Collecchio, Felino and Langhirano (where the Museo del Prosciutto – Ham Museum - is located). One of the most appreciated festival moments is Finestre Aperte (Open Windows): participants have the chance to enter a prosciuttificio (ham factory) and observe the cycle of production that transforms a pork’s thigh into Parma ham: a combination of climate, tradition, expertise and passion. Parma ham represents an important boost to the region's economy; it involves 150 producing companies, 4,300 pig farms and 3,000 employees, with a turnover of 1.5 million Euro. Parma ham doesn’t just taste good, it’s also nutritious and healthy. The strict production regulations of the Parma Ham Consortium forbid the use of chemical substances, preservatives or other additives. Low fat content, easily digestible proteins, mineral salts and vitamins make it suitable for everyone. Look for the Consortium’s logo, a five-pointed ducal crown, for the real deal. Free tastings, cultural appointments, music and the chance to discover the area complement the festival, which continues until Sept. 22. The Wine Food Festival Emilia-Romagna is a celebration of the region’s best food and wine, with 27 events celebrating 38 products from September to December. Some of the delicacies that inspire the celebrations include mortadella, culatello, truffle, porcino mushroom, Ortrugo and Malvasia wines, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lambrusco and more. For more information on the Parma Ham Festival, please visit:http://www. For information about the Wine Food Festival Emilia-Romagna, please visit: http://www.

Italian Mayor orders WC workers to wear traditional costume (Italy Magazine) The mayor of the Sicilian town of Modica in the

province of Ragusa has ordered workers in charge of public toilets to wear traditional costume. The mayor Ignazio Abbate won the local election in June 2013 representing the centrist coalition 'Fare Modica' and 'Unione di Centro'. In an attempt to attract tourists to the Baroque town that has UNESCO World Heritage Site status, he has ordered that those in charge of manning the restrooms in the historic centre wear the traditional dress of rural workers. The ‘Corriere del Mezzogiorno’ reports that Abbate said of his initiative: “It seemed like a good idea... to think of creating a tourist attraction exploiting our traditions, starting with the clothing of the public-toilet attendants. The costumes have to recall traditional Modican rural culture... But the most important thing is that the services are managed as best as possible and are pleasant, fragrant and usable by citizens and tourists.” However, not all Modicans are impressed with the idea, leaving some bemused by what traditional costume signifies, since, despite questioning older members of the community, no one seems to recall what it is. Other commentators have made fun of the idea suggesting that perhaps users may be taken to the toilets in a traditional painted Sicilian cart accompanied by musicians playing the tambourine and penny whistle.

13 Italian dogs awarded for heroism (Italy Magazine) Thirteen Italian dogs received awards at an annual ceremony in San Rocco di Camogli in northwestern Italy, held to honour dogs that have saved their families and other people. The dogs received rosettes and plaques alongside their proud owners at the 52nd edition of the Premio Internazionale Fedeltà del Cane (International Canine Loyalty Award). Among the canine heroes recognised was Mia, an 18-monthold Golden Retriever who saved her family and other occupants in an apartment block from a gas explosion in Livorno early in the summer of 2013. Other dogs awarded for their bravery were five-year-old rottweiler Arturo, who helped rescue survivors from the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship at Giglio Island off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012, and 14-year-old mongrel Kelli, who saved the life of his mistress by preventing her from being swept away by a landslide that swallowed a road in the Lagaccio district of Genoa in April 2013. Among the four-footed friends who impressed the judges were a three-year-old Alsatian, Pongo, who saved his master by warning a friend who could rescue him from a torrent at Santo Stefano d’Aveto in Liguria, and Wallace, a bloodhound from Osiglia in Liguria, who, thanks to an incredible nose, tracked down his young owner, a two-year boy, when he was lost in the woods near his home in April 2013. Humans also got to glow with pride, as various people who have distinguished themselves for gestures of kindness towards dogs were recognised. The ceremony ended with a prayer for dogs and a blessing for dogs conducted by the parish priest.



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A Stone's Throw: Barcelona,

by jackie trembath NAS Sigonella Public Affairs

Not even half an hour in the city and I wanted to change my zip code. After four days, it was official. I was IN LOVE. Barcelona is a happy city. Alive. Full of energy. It is a treat for your senses. From the amazing architecture to the incredible food, it is no wonder that Barcelona is the fourth most visited tourist destination in the world. Like most tourists, I Googled "What to do in Barcelona" before arriving in the magical city. I was inundated by the plethora of things to do and see. I narrowed the list down and settled on the following, allowing myself new opportunities to discover more of the city should I be fortunate to return.

Las Ramblas

From live performances to human statue art to portrait or caricature artists, Las Ramblas has it all. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the pedestrian walkway is approximately 1.2 kilometers long and is lined with dozens of restaurants and shops.

El Born & El Gotico

El Gotico (The Gothis District) is located just off of Las Ramblas. I absolutely LOVED the El Gotico and El Born areas of Barcelona. The old and windy streets made me feel like I was back in time. El Gotico is full of fun and eclectic little shops, cafes and bars making it an ideal place to get lost in and really enjoy the atmosphere of the city. El Born seemed a little grungier of an area but featured some fabulous street art.

Placa Reial

Just off of Las Ramblas, this famous square offers traditional Spanish and Catalan restaurants and some of Barcelona’s best nightclubs. The square seemed to always be filled with tourists and locals alike, many sitting on the fountain in the centre just enjoying the moment. My travel buddy and I decided it was the perfect location to have a seat, enjoy a drink and partake of the excellent people watching. We enjoyed the area so much that we went back to the square three of our four evenings in Barcelona.


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Barceloneta seems to be the most popular beach in town. In riding the Metro to the beach, it was clear just how popular it is. Whether you decide to claim a small piece of real estate and relax in the sand, join the many paddle boarders, surfers or water babies or just have a seat at one of the beach bars and partake of the prime people watching, Barceloneta is the place to be. People all shapes, sizes and of all ages, enjoyed the sanctuary of the beach. As is in many places throughout Europe, nudity is legal at all of Barcelona’s beaches.

La Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí

Living in Sicily, I have the opportunity to see a lot of truly beautiful churches. The vision of Antoni Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia took my breath away. It was beyond amazing - and still under construction after more than 100 years! It is no wonder more than 2.8 million visitors flock to see it. In fact, it is the most visited monument in Spain, which explains why one must have a ticket with a specific time period before being allowed to enter. In addition to the entrance ticket, we purchased a ticket to visit one of the towers. Thankfully, we did not have to climb the 400 steps up, a small lift helps with ascension, however, we did have to climb down the steps. Small. Narrow. Windy. Anxiety-inducing steps. Being slightly afraid of heights (okay, maybe that is a little sugar-coated), the descent was a time consuming process for me. But, I am glad I did it - because the view from the top of the tower is unparalleled.

Park Güell by Antoni Gaudí

Located on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Park Güell was built in the years 1900 to 1914. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí but named after Eusebi Güell who commissioned the park for Barcelona aristocracy. Many of the souvenirs sold in Barcelona feature the mosaic dragon that guards the entrance to the Güell park. The park itself is an interesting combination of visual delights and natural serenity. It is free to enter and enjoy.

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí

Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló lives on Passeig de Gràcia and is easy to get to via the Metro. If Willy Wonka created a version of Castle Grayskull, this house would be it. The façade resembles skulls and bones - the "skulls" being the balconies and the "bones" the pillars. Gaudí incorporated inspiration found in marine life from the colors to the shapes that make the house feel like it has movement. You really have to see it to understand. Gaudí designed the house for Josep Batlló, a wealthy aristocrat. Señor Batlló and his family took residence in the lower two floors renting the upper floors out as apartments. A ticket is required to tour the inside of the home and includes an audio tour available in several languages. Barcelona is just a short flight from Sicily, yet it is like landing on another planet. I have been to Munich, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Venice, and other top tourist cities, but Barcelona kept a piece of my heart. If you have the opportunity ... visit this amazing city and you will see why. And I didn't even mention the sangria and tapas!




Photos by Jackie Trembath



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MA2 Daniel Noble is a superstar in his command. Within only two months of checking in, he achieved all of his required qualifications for the Master-at-Arms rate. He goes above and beyond by volunteering with associations around Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, has completed multiple Navy schools and is currently standing in as the watch commander for all NAS Sigonella installations. The watch commander responsibility is usually held by a seasoned First Class Petty Officer, but according to Chief Master-at-Arms Vincent Moultrie, MA2 Noble is not an ordinary young man. "He sees the future, his Sailors like and respect him, and his chain of command sees the kind of future leader he is going to be," said Moultrie. "MA2 Noble is going to go a long way in any job he chooses whether it is in the Navy or out in the civilian world. Petty Officer Noble is a role model that all Sailors should strive to be like!" Congratulations, MA2 Noble!


MA2 Noble serves as the watch commander for all NAS Sigonella installations.

(U.S. Navy photos by MC3 Cameron Bramham/Released.)

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MWR’s Liberty program is unlike any other. It’s not for everyone. Liberty has a specific focus, and caters only to a certain demographic: single or unaccompanied Sailors E-6 and below. For many in that category, Sigonella is a first duty station. It may be the first time away from home and overseas with a tight budget. Liberty has a unique way of providing support. They create fun and community for their patrons. Their goal is to get you out of your barracks room to meet people and discover the world around you. Liberty makes it easy to meet people with common interests. Step inside one of their facilities and enjoy free Wi-Fi, pingpong or a movie. There are special events every night of the week, like gaming tourneys, movie marathons, cooking classes and more. Hop on one of their busses and go paintballing in Motta Sant’ Anastasia, hiking at Cava Grande or have dinner at a local restaurant. Liberty is always on the go! What would you like to do with Liberty? What activities do you enjoy? Liberty is always looking for suggestions. Contact Liberty at 624-5602 to find out more about the program, or to share your ideas!

More from MWR ...

Here’s what’s happening this upcoming week with Liberty: Animated Movie Marathon at Take 5 Monday, Sept. 16: Begins at 11:30 a.m. Classic entertainment with a side of FREE popcorn! Paintball Night in Motta Tuesday, Sept. 17: 5 p.m.

Football Season Kick-off PPK Wednesday, Sept. 18: 5 p.m. A friendly punt pass and kick competition at the NAS I Annex Field Free Ice Pops at Take 5 Thursday, Sept. 19 Beat the heat with free ice pops! (while supplies last) Cava Grande Hike Saturday, Sept. 21: 9:30 a.m.

Midtown Movie Theaters Schedule &  Descriptions

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Sausage Patties, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Pastries. *Lunch: Chicken Corn Chowder, Lemon Baked Fish, Meat Loaf, Rice Pilaf, Paprika Buttered Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Broccoli Fresh, Cookies. *Speed Line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup, Pasta alla Siciliana, Yankee Pot Roast, Tossed Green Rice, Corn O’Brien, Cookies.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 *Breakfast: Hot Farina, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Grilled Sausage Patties, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy. *Lunch: Spanish Soup, Beef Tacos, Burritos, Chicken Fajita, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, Calico Corn, Carrots, Jalapeno Cornbread, Cookies Oatmeal. *Speed Line: Grilled Panini Sandwich (Beef/Turkey), French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Zesty Bean Soup, Pasta al Forno, Roast Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Rice, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Oatmeal Cookies.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 *Breakfast: Farina, Grilled Ham Slices, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Buttermilk Pancakes. *Brunch: Breakfast Items, Creole Soup, Baked Chicken, Calico Corn. *Dinner: Vegetable Soup, Steamed Rice, Pizza, Pasta al Forno, Steamed Cauliflower.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Creamed Ground Beef, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Pancakes, Asstd Pastries. *Lunch: Clam Chowder Soup, Fish w/Cherry Tomatoes, Roast Beef, Buttered Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts Polonaise, Cake. *Speed Line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Cream of Chicken Soup, Meat Loaf, Chicken Sandwich, Oven Brown Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Greens Beans Nicoise, Cake.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Minute Steak, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, French Toast Puff. *Brunch: Breakfast Items, Broccoli Soup, Pork Roast, Club Spinach. *Dinner: Chicken Vegetable Soup, Chicken Patties, Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Natural Pan Gravy, Seasoned Carrots. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 *Breakfast: Hot Hominy Grits, Minced Beef on Toast, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Pancake. *Lunch: Creamed of Broccoli Soup, Stuffed Baked Fish, Steamed Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Chicken Adobo, Squash, Cake. *Speed Line: Assorted Pizza. *Dinner: Vegetable Supreme Soup, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Spaghetti Carbonara, Peas & Onions, Cake.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 *Breakfast: Hominy Grits, Corned Beef Hash, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, French Toast, Asstd Pastries. *Lunch: Corn Chowder Soup, Savory Baked Chicken, Spaghetti Yakisoba, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Steamed Rice, Seasoned Carrots, Green Beans, Peanut Butter Cookies, Cherry Pie. *Speed Line: Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Onion Rings. *Dinner: Minestrone Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, Steamed Rice, Spaghetti alla Norma, Calico Corn, Cookies. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 *Breakfast: Hot Oatmeal, Grilled Sausage Patties, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Asstd Pastries. *Lunch: Cream of Potato Soup, Lasagna, Baked Fish, Tossed Green Rice, Seasoned Mix Vegetables, Summer Squash, Cake. *Speed Line: Grilled Hamburger/ Cheeseburger, French Fried Potatoes, Baked Beans. *Dinner: French Onion Soup, Roast Beef, Steamed Rice, Spaghetti w/Fish & Tomato Cherry, Spinach, Cake.

As a reminder, all dependents are always welcome at the galley! Please provide any negative or positive feedback, there is a suggestions box near the entrance to the galley, next to the serving line.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Percy Jackson 2 3D We’re The Millers Jobs 2 Guns

Thursday, Sept. 19 Friday, Sept. 13 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Percy Jackson 2 3D Jobs R.I.P.D. Elysium Kick Ass 2

Saturday, Sept. 14

PG PG-13 PG-13 R R

2:00 PM Planes 3D 2:30 PM Percy Jackson 2 4:30 PM Kick Ass 2 5:00 PM We’re The Millers 7:30 PM Jobs


2:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM


Sunday, Sept. 15

Percy Jackson 2 3D Smurfs 2 R.I.P.D. 3D Red 2 2 Guns

Tuesday, Sept. 17 5:00 PM R.I.P.D. 3D 5:30 PM Elysium 7:30 PM The Wolverine 3D 8:00 PM Red 2

PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13

5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Smurfs 2 3D Percy Jackson 2 Kiss Ass 2 The Wolverine

Friday, Sept. 20 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

City of Bones Planes Jobs The Butler

Saturday, Sept. 21

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER ... PG-13 STARRING: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack PG R PG-13 R

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. (126 m.)


When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. (130 m.)

PG-13 PG PG-13 PG-13

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. (122 m.)

2:00 PM Percy Jackson 2 3D 2:30 PM Smurfs 2 4:30 PM City of Bones 5:00 PM We’re The Millers 7:30 PM You’re Next

PG PG PG-13 R PG-13

2:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM


Sunday, Sept. 22

Planes 3D Percy Jackson 2 The Butler You’re Next Kick Ass 2

Movie Premiere

Free Movie

Same Day Release

Last Show

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES ... PG-13 STARRING: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan

JOBS ... PG-13 STARRING: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad

KICK ASS 2 ... R STARRING: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. (103 m.) WE’RE THE MILLERS ... R STARRING: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (110 m.) YOU’RE NEXT ... R STARRING: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (94 m.)

Movie schedule is subject to change. Please call to confirm. Movie Hotline: 624-4248












































Find and circle all of the songs from 2001 that are hidden in the grid. The remaining 22 letters spell an additional song title from 2001.

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GAME ZONE Songs from 2001

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Hospitalman Charles Carroll (left) and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Cody Adams prepare and handle flu vaccination supplies at U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Cameron Bramham/ Released)

U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella prepares for flu season by mc3 cameron bramham NAS Sigonella Public Affairs

The much dreaded flu season is right around the corner and U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella Sailors were in full force preparing flu vaccines for service and community members at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella. “The biggest thing is to make sure that our people are trained because safety is number one,” said Clinic Manager and Immunizations Division Officer Lt. Ladonyia Graham. “Then you have the logistics as far as how we’re going to implement it, making sure we have all of the supplies to implement it, and the manpower as well.” Graham added that this year’s vaccinations,

like every year, will be readily available at many places around NAS Sigonella such as Midtown Complex on NAS I, the Teen Center in Marinai, and the Commissary, among others. “One of the big things that we always prepare for is our high-list population,” Graham said. “Our pregnant women, children, people who care for our children, population 50 and over, and those with chronic medical conditions; we want to make sure that those people get theirs because they’re the ones that when they do get sick, it affects them a lot worse than your average healthy population.”




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"The Signature," September 13 issue  

In this week’s edition of “The Signature,” we help our Italian Air Force friends, 41st Stormo welcome a new leader during a change of comman...