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SP-MAGTF Africa participates in COMREL

Sgt. Denver Fall, a combat engineer with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 (SP-MAGTF), collects trash during a Catania beach cleanup event where the Marines of Special-Purpose MAGTF worked alongside the Catania West and Duomo 150 rotary clubs in Catania, Italy, July 17. Located at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Special-Purpose MAGTF strengthens U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Africa, and U.S. Africa Command’s ability to assist partner nations in addressing their security challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Tatiana Zappardino/Released)

by 2nd Lt Tatiana Zappardino Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa 13 Public Affairs Officer


he beaches of Catania are now a little cleaner with the help of Marines from Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa 13 alongside the Catania West and Duomo 150 rotary clubs in Catania, Italy, July 17. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa accumulated over twenty bags of trash with the help of the youth groups Rotaract Catania West and Interact Catania West. “Thanks to the help of the Americans, we are getting this done much faster,” said Michele Pennisi, president of Rotaract Catania West. These clubs afford students ranging from 13-25 years old the opportunity to give back to their community by getting involved in projects. These two youth groups have conducted numerous beach cleanups in

the past and continue to incorporate Good Samaritan acts in their day-to-day lives. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa 13 has done this event several times in the past but for the new iteration it is their first chance to say “hello.” “We do a lot of projects like cleaning the city for our community,” said Alessandra Bellia, president of Interact Catania West. The purpose of this cleanup was to build awareness for the community by setting the example of how to keep the Sicilian shores clean. “The willingness to help out is great for the Italian-American relationship,” said Cpl. Dustin Dixon, a data network specialist with Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa. The Marines in the task force were able

to learn some Italian words as well as gain cultural awareness of their new neighbors. They continue to build a foundation for opportunities to serve in more community service events in the future. Located at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa strengthens U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Africa, and U.S. Africa Command’s ability to assist partner nations in addressing their security challenges. The approximately 180 Marines and sailors conduct security force assistance, military-to-military engagements and are trained to provide support to crisis response. The current iteration is staffed primarily from 4th Combat Engineer Battalion out of Baltimore, MD as part of a pre-planned six-month deployment.

Cpl. Dustin Dixon, a data network specialist with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13, works together with Interact Catania West rotary members during a Catania beach cleanup event where the Marines of Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa worked alongside the Catania West and Duomo 150 rotary clubs in Catania, Italy, July 17. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Tatiana Zappardino/Released)


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THE SIGNATURE U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Dennis Executive Officer Cmdr. Eric Vosler Command Master Chief CMDCM David Graham

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JULY 26, 2013

Direct Line

NAS Sigonella Command Master Chief David Graham Buon giorno Sigonella! It’s hard to believe that the summer season is passing by so quickly. It won’t be long before the kids are back in school and we return to business as usual. But before we reach the beginning of the new school year, I hope everyone takes some well-deserved time off and enjoys some trips around the island with your family and friends. As we are always in a constant process of improving how we do business, I encourage everyone to participate in the Command Climate survey that is now available online at the following website, login/login.cfm until August 12. This is a great opportunity to provide candid feedback on where the command should focus our attention to improve the human relations climate of our organization. This is a voluntary survey and is completely anonymous. Our goal is to get maximum participation in order to get the best representation of all our personnel. This will take a combined effort from all of us and I have spoken to the DLCPO’s about allotting time blocks to allow our Sailors and civilian

employees the opportunity to complete the survey, which should take roughly 15 – 20 minutes. If you have any questions concerning the survey, please contact LSC John Trumata (CMEO Program Manager) at 624 – 2211. Thank you in advance for your participation. Another opportunity to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have will be at the upcoming town hall meeting that will be held at Marinai Housing on August 7 at 5 p.m. There will be several topics of discussion, including the new mandatory housing rules. With Feedback Live being discontinued, we are working other avenues to have your questions and concerns addressed. So please stop by and join in the discussion. We can’t fix a problem if we don’t know about it. Lastly, I want to stress to everyone the importance of keeping up our military bearing, particularly in regards to uniform wear. Our appearance and how we present ourselves is not only a reflection on each of us and our professionalism, but it is a reflection on the Sigonella community and the Navy as a whole. When we are in uniform, we

are each a visible representative of the United States Navy. This is something that we each volunteered to do, so please show that pride and professionalism I know is in each and every one of us. I see a lot of people every day, and I know all of us to be professionals. So keep up the hard work you do every day and be proud of what you do for your country, your community, and yourselves.


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, NAS I at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, NAS II at 11:30 a.m. Contact: 346-840-7745

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

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What’s Happening Around NAS Sigonella National Ice Cream Soda T-Line repaints flightline taxi routes Day celebrated at Take 5

Take 5 hosted Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella service members all day, July 19, for National Ice Cream Soda Day. According to, Ice cream sodas were invented by Robert Green in 1874 during Philadelphia's sesquicentennial celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Cameron Bramham/Released)

NAS II softball field continues renovations

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Cory General (left) and Shawn Conway paint over previously used directional lines, July 22, on the Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella flightline. The painting process took a week to complete and was tasked to eliminate confusion for pilots while routing their planes in for taxi. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Cameron Bramham/Released)

Italian contractors continue working on improvements to the softball field on NAS II. Renovations to the softball field are scheduled to be completed in October of this year. (U.S. Navy photos by MC3 Cameron Bramham/Released)

Don't miss a wonderful volunteer opportunity...


VP 47 hosts community relations events for local schools

SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 16, 2013) – Members of the Naro “Protezione Civile” Disaster Preparedness Training for Youth wait to enter a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, assigned to the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 during a community relations event. VP-47 is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. FOURTH and SIXTH Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy D. Laseter/Released)

SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 18, 2013) – Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman John Richard, assigned to the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, sells items from the store to members of the Disaster Preparedness Training Camp for Youth during a community relations event. VP-47 is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. FOURTH and SIXTH Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy D. Laseter/Released)



JULY 26, 2013




ITT Taormina by Night

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Monday I.C.R 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


FFSC Inside Interviews 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday FFSC Ten Steps to a Federal Job 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Take 5 Mashed Potato Sculpting Contest 5 p.m.

$1 Bowling* Sparetime Bowling


Wednesday Storytime* Library 10 a.m.



Sparetime Bowling Bowling\Poker Tournament 9 p.m. - midnight


Library Community Reading Challenge Begins


Take 5 Birthday Celebrations 11:30 a.m. ITT Fireworks Extravanganza at Acibonaccorsi

Friends Night Out* Sparetime Bowling *EVERY THURSDAY


ITT Piazza Armerina Roman Villas & Agriturismo

Outdoor Rec Kayak by Night: Catania to Acitrezza


ITT Siracusa & Seafood Restaurant




U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella celebrates LGBT Month

Outdoor Rec Marzamemi Boat Tour by Day Take 5 Free Ice Pops

Liberty Beach Trip


Texas Hold'em Jox Pub 6 p.m.



JULY 26, 2013


Splash-n-Dash NAS I 8 a.m.

ITT Acireale "Summer Carnevale" Outdoor Rec Tandem Sky Diving


ITT Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Agriturismo Coscio di Bodia

Outdoor Rec Marzamemi Boat Tour by Day Half Price Bowling* Sparetime Bowling *EVERY SUNDAY


Take 5 Action Movie Marathon 11:30 a.m. - All Day Library Books 2 Movies Book Club Midtown Classroom 5 p.m.



Storytime* Library 10 a.m. Texas Hold'em Jox Pub 6 p.m.


Friends Night Out* Sparetime Bowling *EVERY THURSDAY


Outdoor Rec Paintball "Night Warz" in Motta


ITT "St. Lorenzo's Night" Shooting Stars & Dinner at Borgo Antico Agriturismo


Outdoor Rec Marzamemi Boat Tour by Night



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

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LT Doris Richardson cuts the cake at U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella's first ever celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. More than 80 people attended the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospitalman Roslyn Ablian/Released) By HM2(FMF) Matthew Clutter U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella


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.

t is the fifth line in the Sailor’s Creed: "I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all." It is this line that will help forge the Navy into a new era. With the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" in September 2011, a new military was born. And nothing epitomizes the future more than this portion of the Sailor’s Creed. On the heels of President Barack Obama’s declaration of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

Pride Month, the Navy’s first ever celebration took place at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn. On July 12, U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella held its own ceremony honoring the LGBT community. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was something I always thought was kind of questionable to begin with,” said Lt. Cmdr. James Zmijski, head of the command’s diversity committee. “We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals exist in the Navy, so why were we

shutting the door on them? Why don’t we embrace them instead of creating this quasitolerant mode? Now, we’re to the point where they’re not only accepted, but we’re celebrating it.” For U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella Command Master Chief Jill Eastin, the celebration hits especially close to home. Eastin was raised by two mothers and has close friends in the LGBT community. “For this to finally be recognized in the military, I’m so happy I almost want to cry, that’s how I feel,” said Eastin. “It’s very, very important to me. This is significant in my life. I’m very proud that the Navy is taking this step in leading this country in change.” More than 80 people attended the event, which included a video presentation from NSA Mid-South’s celebration. U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella Commanding Officer Capt. Patricia McDonald and Executive Officer Capt. John Lamberton also spoke. Lamberton noted the swiftness with which the military accepts change, and this issue was no different. “If you ever look at any change – any movement – that’s happening in the civilian world,” Lamberton told the attendees, “the movement is happening in the civilian world. In the military, we solidified it. Any significant movement that has taken place, it has been the military that has wrapped their arms around it.” The event culminated in a recitation of the Sailor’s Creed. It was the same creed written in 1993. This time, however, it’s words had a very new meaning. “We are all unique,” said McDonald. “We are a diverse group, but we are all one, one force fighting and protecting the freedoms of our nation and throughout the world.”



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JULY 26, 2013

JUST SAY Prac tice y IT! our I talia n !

The annual religious procession for the feast of Saint Giuseppe, taking place through the streets of Nissoria on the first Sunday of August, is the highlight of the town’s summer events’ festival featuring a plethora of concerts and entrainment through the end of the month. (Photo by City of Nissoria Press Office)

Summer fun begins in Nissoria


ark your calendar for the summer events taking place in Nissoria, a picturesque town nestled among the hills of the Erei Mountains in the Enna province in the heart of Sicily! This enchanting and small Sicilian village has a special relationship with the United States and Sigonella. Hundreds of Nissorini still live in the US since their ancestors moved to America in the late 1800s and early 1900's. Besides that, there is a tragic event which links Nissoria to the US. Vincenzo Di Fazio and Salvatore Lopes, two locals working in America, died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. In the years following the tragedy, the two Nissorini have been annually remembered in the town’s main square with a moving memorial which is traditionally attended by a Navy delegation from the base. The history of Nissoria is linked to two different areas of its territory: the sunny plateau, in the center of green valleys, which is where the present town lives, and the district now known as early as the sixth century tower that lived the ancient “Nysura,” a colony founded by immigrants from eastern lineage who introduced the cult of St. Gregory, Patriarch of the Armenians, who was revered as a patron of Nissoria up to 28 April 1855. Then, San Giuseppe or St. Joseph became the new patron saint of the city. The presence of substantial remains of fortification (thirteenth century) and the discovery (1953) of beautiful exhibits of Byzantine goldsmiths (VI - VII century) confirm the importance achieved by the site. Today, Nissoria is a village of 2,978 inhabitants living in a territory blessed with a breathtaking landscape, which covers an area of 6,162 hectares. The most important monument of Nissoria is definitely the Main Church (built in 1746) dedicated to patron of the city, St. Joseph. In recent years it has been enriched with magnificent marbles and frescoes by Elio Romano. Another must-see site is the Museo Etnoantropologico (Museum of ethno-anthropological Museum) which focuses on the town’s rural

culture and in particular the wheat cycle and the cycle of oil. Visitors can see how farmers live during the last century You can also visit the areas surrounding the town, where there are still ruins. The town’s summer events will begin with the traditional Festa di San Giuseppe (Feast of St. Joseph), the village’s beloved patron saint who is honored on the first Sunday of August. Other traditional festivals held throughout the year include the following: Life Day (first Sunday of February); Pentecost (Festival of the “pagghiari”); Palm Sunday; Painting event (July or August); Festival of wheat and pasta with breadcrumbs(last Saturday of April); Feast of San Francesco of Paola (May 23) and Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (third Sunday of October). As for the local food specialties, make sure you sample ramette di cioccolato (biscuits with chocolate and almonds), biscotti con fichi e mandorle (biscuits with figs and almonds), pasta con la mollica (pasta with breadcrumbs), pane di casa condito con pepe e olive (fresh bread with pepper and olives), freshly-squeezed extra virgin olive oil. During the Feast of St. Joseph, the highlight of the summer events, the Church and the town of Nissoria work hand in hand to make sure that tourists and visitors can enjoy both religious celebrations and entertainment until late at night. The festivities usually begin on Wednesday, the festival’s eve, with the first religious rites and popular, generally takes place three days of spiritual preparation. On Saturday (Aug. 3), the festival of the emigrant takes whose highlight is the solemn celebration of the Holy Mass. Sunday (Aug. 4) marks the great feast day during which Nissorini attend the Holy Mass and the procession which takes place through the main streets of the town where the statue depicting St. Joseph is paraded accompanied by the faithful and by the town’s band. On Monday (Aug.5), the final day, the procession is repeated throughout the town’s historic

center. The Monday procession is very meaningful to the emigrants who return to Sicily to see it. During this procession, a group of devotees offer the traditional "bread of S. Joseph" to passersby as a sign of devotion to the saint, some of them offer money to their celestial protector. The two weeks preceding the feast of St. Joseph typically offer a plethora of musical events and entertainment. Schedule is as follows: July 26 at 9 p.m. - An evening of dancing by D.G.A. (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); July 27 at 9 p.m. - Musical Group Free Band (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); July 28 at 8 p.m. - Competition of Painting; July 28 at 9 p.m. - Theatre by Association "Don Milani" (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); July 29 at 9 p.m. - Musical Group Duo Tandem by Marraffino and Fiorella (Caffe del Corso); July 30 at 9 p.m. - Dance recital by S. Mulè (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); July 31 at 9 p.m. - Theatre by Association "New Curtain" (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); The three-day St. Joseph Festival’s Schedule is the following: Aug. 1: 7 p.m., devotees get ready for the celebrations; 9 p.m.: Musical Group "Friends of Pina" (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa). Aug. 2: 7 p.m.: Holy Mass; 8:30 p.m.: the feast begins; 9 p.m.: Nissoria's GOT TALENT (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa). Aug. 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. : town’s band performances; 7 p.m.: Holy Mass with the participation of the emigrants; 10 p.m.: Burlesque Cabaret (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 4: 8:30 a.m.: Holy. Mass; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: town’s band performances; 9 a.m.: Volley tournament with prizes; 11 a.m.: Holy Mass; 7 p.m.: Holy Mass celebrated by the Enna Bishop; 8:30 p.m.: Procession of the statue of the patron saint; 10:30 p.m.: Opera and symphonic concert conducted by Maestro Filippo Pistone Nascone. Aug. 5: 6:30 a.m.: Holy. Mass; 7 a.m.: first part of the procession; 5 p.m.: second part of the procession; 10 p.m.: Live concert (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Midnight: FIREWORKS!!! Other summer events include: Aug. 6, at 9 p.m. - Miss Nissoria beauty contest 2013 (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 7, 9 p.m. - Wise dance (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 8, 9 p.m. - "Cinema Under the Stars" (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 9, 9 p.m. - Jazz music group (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 11, 9 p.m. - Cabaret (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 13, 9 p.m. - An evening of dancing (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 14, 9 p.m. - Musical concert by Nino Licata (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 16, 9 p.m. - Musical group by Brothers Rubulotta (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 17, 9 p.m. An evening of dancing (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 20, 9 p.m. Musical concert; Aug. 22, 9 p.m. “Cinema Under the Stars” (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa); Aug. 25, 9 p.m. - Musical group by U2 cover band (Piazza Stati Uniti d’Europa). For more information visit

Late night opening at Piazza Armerina's Roman Villa

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igonella archaeology buffs will be happy to hear that Piazza Armerina's Roman Villa will stay open late until 11 p.m. through Sept. 22. The Villa, under UNESCO protection since 1997, belonged to a member of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, perhaps a Roman governor, although some scholars argue that it was instead built and expanded onvdirect imperial commission. In terms of its beauty and complexity, it can be considered one of the most important examples of a state residence in the context of its contemporaries in the Roman West. The high profile of its patron is eloquently celebrated through an iconographic program that was stylistically influenced by African culture and unfolds in rich compositions decorating an impressive number of the rooms, both public and private in nature. The antique late fourth-century residence was built on top of a rustic villa dating to between the first century and the second half of the third century AD. Attributable to this earlier structure are the destruction layers near the monumental entrance portal and the baths, as well as archaeological finds, including some ceramic works and coins datable to 250-280 AD. Following the historical events of the fifth and sixth century, which changed the social and economic structure of the island as a result of the Vandal invasions and the Greco-Gothic war, the structures of the Villa were adapted to defensive purposes according to a precise fortification program this was revealed during the excavation campaign upon the discovery of support buttresses used for various rooms and of the closure of the surviving arcades of the aqueduct that was connected to the baths. The events of this period determined an initial process of abandonment and the functional transformation of the rooms, which would then come to be reoccupied in later centuries by new residences some built on top of the destruction layer of the pre-existing wall and others outside the perimeter of the late Empire building. Over the course of time, the historical evidence found around the site occupied by the late antique villa increased the interest of many scholars, who began exploring its remains starting in the first years of the nineteenth century and then again in the first years of the twentieth century. The discovery of such constituent richness immediately necessitated its protection, a need filled by the design and installation of laminated plastic structures. Further systematic excavation campaigns were carried out in the successive decades, up until recent times, which unearthed the remains of an extensive medieval settlement next to the villa structure. Starting in 2006, the site has been the subject of a systematic conservation recuperation intervention. The intervention concerns around 3,000 square meters of mosaic and “opus sectile” pavement and numerous polychrome wall paintings, as well as the three-dimensional reconfiguration of the spaces. Different formal and material methods were adopted in order to best preserve and use this residence, considered one of the most prestigious monumental testimonies to antiquity in the Mediterranean.

Italian motorcyclist Antonelli dies in tragic crash at World Supersport race in Moscow ( - Moscow - Team Goeleven Kawasaki motorcyclist Andrea Antonelli died last week following a crash during a World Supersport race at the Moscow Raceway, World Superbike organisers confirmed. In wet and rainy conditions, 25-year-old Italian Antonelli lost control of his Kawasaki bike on the first lap and his head collided with the Honda of countryman Lorenzo Zanetti, who was also unseated. Antonelli was immediately transported to the course’s medical centre but, given the seriousness of his injuries, it was decided not to risk helicopter transport to the nearest hospital and he died after failing to regain consciousness. The Supersport race was stopped and postponed for an afternoon restart before being cancelled indefinitely. The second World Superbike event was also cancelled after Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Goldbet) had won the morning’s race from Chaz Davies. Antonelli becomes the second Italian to die in competition in two years after World Superbike rider Marco Simoncelli was killed during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. One of the doctors to work on Antonelli following his accident, Dr Massimo Corbascio, believes there was 'absolutely nothing' the emergency clinic’s team could do to revive him. He told the Gazzetta dello Sport: '(Yamaha rider Massimo) Roccoli was hit by Andrea, who had already fallen. Then Zanetti was going 250km per hour and was not able to avoid him. 'He’s said himself he hit ‘something green’ before he fell off and was wounded himself. If a rider is hit in the skull by a bike that weighs 160kg at 250km, what can you do? 'He has gone to keep Marco Simoncelli company. We tried to revive Andrea immediately, but there was absolutely nothing we could do. 'In these cases, even if you intubate someone and take them to the intensive care unit - he remains a body attached to a machine with no brain, there’s just blood in the brain.'

Italian Prisons Launch Fashion Brand (IM) Workshops in women’s prisons across Italy are participating in an initiative supported by Fendi heiress Silvia Venturini to produce a fashion brand, Sigillo. The Sigillo project is run by the Cassa delle Ammende del Dipartimento dell’Amministrazione Penitenziaria Ministero della Giustizia (Correctional Facility of the Penitentiary Administration Department of the Ministry of Justice). The project is the first of its kind in Italy and is the fruit of more than three and a half years of research. It aims to help detainees acquire skills such as stitching and beading in an effort to rehabilitate prisoners, who can then use the skills acquired when they leave prison to enhance their job prospects. Research reveals that among detainees who work while in prison recidivism is reduced by 10%. The garments the detainees create for big fashion houses will be marketed under the Sigillo brand. Prisoners will also create items to order for corporate marketing. Among the items the women are making are t-shirts, handbags, sweatshirts, caps, tablecloths, napkins, runners, hand towels, aprons and bracelets.


The non-profit project is being financed with a €400,000 fund from the Ministry of Justice and €400,000 worth of donations from charities. Prisoners participate in the project on a voluntary basis and receive a small monthly salary, which they can spend on hygiene products and food in prison, or send to their families.

Sicilian Origins Of Italian Language Recognized (IM) - Siena - The origins of the Italian language may owe more to Sicilian writers than previously thought. Research conducted by a specialist in philology, Doctor Giuseppe Mascherpa of the University of Siena, has brought to light information that has reignited the debate regarding the origins of the Italian language. While carring out his research in a library in Lombardy, Mascherpa discovered texts by four Sicilian poets from the 13th century that were written around the sentences against some Guelph families. This was quite common at the time, as the notaries tried to leave no empty spaces on official documents. His research flies in the face of the traditional view that regards the Tuscan poet Dante Alighieri as the “father” of the Italian language. Such a viewpoint may have come about not just because of a lack of evidence to the contrary but perhaps because of the bias of later academics and scholars against Sicilian culture. The earliest written record of Italian poetry dates from the 1200s. The poetry was produced by the Sicilian School that flourished under King Frederick II at his court in Palermo and then that of his son Manfred. The recent research uncovered fragments of works by members of the Sicilian School, including Giacomo da Lentini, Percivalle Doria and Paganino da Sarzana, in Lombardy proving that their influence on the development of Italian poetry and language extended further north than previously thought. Their writing likely influenced that of subsequent north Italian poets and writers. Dante himself recognised Da Lentini as a master of the Sicilian School of lyrical poetry.

Reward of 2,000 euros offered in shooting of brown bear, Activists call for tougher penalties (ANSA) - Rome - Animal activists have recently offered a 2,000-euro reward for information about poachers who killed a black bear in a national park last weekend. Park authorities said the bear had been shot multiple times and described the death as an "execution" style of killing. The bear dubbed Stefano was shot on the Molise side of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. The reward has been offered by the AntiVivisection League (Lav), which called for a "fast and effective" investigation into the shooting as well as tougher penalties for poachers.

Venice launches clean-up of dead fish on canals' surfaces, Low oxygen, high algae to blame (ANSA) - Venice, - Venice has launched a large-scale clean-up of dead fish floating on the surface of canals. Scientists believe the fish are dying in parts of the lagoon where oxygen levels are particularly low, spawning large amounts of algae. Residents have complained for days about the phenomenon's implications, among them its stench.



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A Stone's Throw: LAMPEDUSA


Photos and article by LILLIAN CHANNING

Water so clear and beautiful it will ruin you for all other beaches. Off the coast of Agrigento, situated between Malta and Tunisia is the Island of Lampedusa. Reaching this location can be done by ferry, hydrofoil or car ferry, through Port Empedocle in Agrigento or by flight through Darwin Airlines. The ferry services begin running mid-June and continue through October. The cost is roughly 40-55 euro each way. Lampedusa is less than eight square miles around and is home to fewer than 5,000 residents. The island offers its most fascinating perspective from the sea, which can be viewed in a day’s time. While traveling the coastline, visitors can cool off as they

take a dip in the incredible swimming spots, explore the mysterious caverns and recline on the white sandy beaches. Surrounding the beaches are blinding white cliffs and intriguing caves. Spiaggia di Conigli, or Rabbit Beach, is one of the most popular beaches of the area. In 2013, it was rated the most beautiful beach in the world by Trip Advisor and the second most beautiful in the world by CNN. It is common for the endangered Loggerhead sea turtles to lay their eggs on the powder white sands of this beach. You can also spot the sea turtles as well as dolphins swimming gracefully along the shoreline.




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Youth Sports hosts basketball skills competition by MC3 Cameron Bramham NAS Sigonella Public Affairs



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VP-47 P-3 Patrols the Black Sea During Sea Breeze 2013


by MC2 Jason Howard U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

strong group of young Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella basketball players were in full force, July 16 at the Midtown gymnasium during a basketball skills competition hosted by the Youth Sports department of NAS Sigonella Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR). “It’s a chance for these kids to get out and have some fun over the summer,” said Youth Sports Coordinator, Shannon Freeman. “Work on some basketball skills and get some fitness activities going and just have a good time.” The competitive events included dribbling and shooting drills, which consisted of the kids dribbling with both of their hands, free throw shots and a game of "around the world." All of the drills were timed for final scores. The competition concluded with a full game of four-on-four where the kids were able to run full court for three, five minute periods. “I’m glad the kids had an opportunity to come out, have fun and enjoy the game of basketball,” Shannon said. Shannon also said NAS Sigonella MWR and Youth Sports hope to create more competitive skill events for other sports in the future. “Throughout the year we’ll throw in different activities for kids to do,” Shannon said. “In June we did a bowling tournament for the kids, so stay tuned to every monthly Preview that MWR puts out.” The next event for Youth Sports will be the Splash-n-Dash at the NAS I gymnasium on Aug. 3.

VARNA, Bulgaria (July 12, 2013) Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) 1st Class Adam Stewart, assigned to the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, performs pre-flight inspection aboard a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, prior to a scheduled flight as part of Operation Sea Breeze. 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy D. Laseter/Released)

DESSA, Ukraine (NNS) -- The Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 flew their first mission July 16 in support of the multinational surface ships operating in the Black Sea on the first day of the underway operations phase of Sea Breeze 2013. Flying the P-3C Orion aircraft, the crew used their expertise in maritime domain awareness to help provide a clearer surface contact picture to Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130), Turkish fast attack craft TCG Meltem (P-334), and Romanian frigate Marasesti (F-111). "Our tasks during Sea Breeze is to work with our partners in training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief," said Lt. Cmdr. Tim Ewing, VP-47 mission commander. "We work with our Ukrainian partners and the ships providing surveillance of the area and a common operating picture of what's going on in the area of responsibility." In a true demonstration of cooperation and partnership, the Ukrainian ship Sahaydachniy provided the command and control of the P-3. "The ship operated as the on-scene commander, using its radar picture to identify contacts of interest, and then had us go make a visual identification," said Ewing. "Essentially, we helped build the picture for the surface ships in maintaining maritime security." The security in Sea Breeze 2013 is necessary to support a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario being executed cooperatively by the multinational exercise participants. "The exercise is a chance to practice with our partners in case of a real humanitarian assistance situation," said Lt. Nicole England, tactical coordinator. "We conducted maritime domain awareness operations today. We worked with the surface units to give a better understanding of what was around them." Even when the aircraft lands, the work for the crew isn't complete. The aircraft must remain ready to respond to emergent tasking. "Our job is to keep the aircraft ready to perform and to be ready to respond to tasking," said Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dustin Snider, one of the VP-47 maintainers. "When the aircraft comes in from an operation, we recover it, fix anything that needs fixed, and keep it ready to go back out." Additional air support to Sea Breeze 13 is being provided by a Ukrainian Mi-14 and a Ka-27, embarked in Sahaydachniy, and a German C-160, working with Ukrainian paratroopers. This year's participants include Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and U.S., along with France, Germany, Libya, Lithuania, Qatar, and UAE, as observers. Sea Breeze 13, an annual multinational exercise in the Black Sea, is a combined air, land and maritime exercise designed to improve maritime safety, security and stability in the Black Sea by enhancing the capabilities of Partnership for Peace and Black Sea regional maritime security forces.

Upcoming Fleet and Family Support Center Event 10 Steps to a Federal Job - July 30 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. Midtown Movie Theaters Schedule &  Descriptions

Friday, July 26 *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Sausage Patties, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Pastries. *Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Stuffed Baked Fish, Grilled Pork Chop w/Mushroom Sauce, Mushroom Gravy, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, Cauliflower, Cookies. Speed line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Cream Of Mushroom Soup, Cantonese Spareribs, Baked Tuna Noodles, Rice Pilaf, Whole Corn, Seasoned Spinach, Lemon Cookies.

Tuesday, July 30 *Breakfast: Farina, Oven Fried Bacon, Grilled Sausage Patties, 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: Pasta Chef Dinner: Beef Rice Soup, Sauerbraten, Lasagna, Lyonnaise Rice, Vegetable Stir Fry, Steamed Asparagus, Brown Gravy, German Chocolate Cake, Cherry Pie .

Saturday, July 27 *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, Cookies. *Dinner: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Pizza, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce ,Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, Steamed Rice, Corn, Peas & Mushroom, Green Kale, Cookies.

Wednesday, July 31 *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, Cauliflower, Tangy Spinach, Cherry Cheese Cake, Chewy Nut Bars, Cream Puffs. *Speed line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Minestrone Soup, Baked Fish Portion, Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Steamed Rice, Brown Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Wax Beans, Cherry Cheese Cake, Chewy Nut Bars, Cream Puffs.

Sunday, July 28 *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, Breaded Pork chop, Italian Roasted Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Yellow Cake w/ Frosting. *Dinner: Split Pea Soup, Roast Turkey, Fish Portion, Aztec Rice, Black-eye Peas, Fried Cauliflower, Yellow Cake w/ Frosting.

Thursday, August 1 *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 . Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup, Meat Loaf, Breaded Pork Chop, Oven Browned Potatoes, Corn O’ Brien, Simmered Carrots, Vanilla Cookies, Devil’s Food Cake.

Monday, July 29 *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, Roast Pork, Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Seasoned Summer Squash, Steamed Peas, Brown Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. *Speed line: Pizza. *Dinner: Pepper Pot Soup, Baked Chicken Quartered, Roast Beef , Baked Potatoes, Collard Greens, Calico Cabbage, Brown Gravy, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Friday, August 2 *Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Grilled Sausage Patties, Oven Fried Bacon, Asstd Omelets, Eggs to Order, Roasted Potatoes, Waffles, Asstd Doughnuts, Cinnamon Rolls. *Lunch: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Lasagna, Tempura Fish, Baked Fish, Steamed Rice, Calico Cabbage, Herbed Broccoli, Strawberry Cake, Lemon Meringue Pie, Fruit Gelatin. Speed line: Grilled Cheese/Hamburger, Baked Beans, French Fried Potatoes. *Dinner: Egg Drop Soup, Chicken Cacciatore, Roast Beef, Rice Pilaf, Southern Green Beans, Savory Squash, Strawberry Cake, Lemon Meringue Pie, Fruit Gelatin.

Tuesday, July 30 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

PG-13 PG-13 R R

Wednesday, July 31 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Monsters University 3D G This Is The End R Man of Steel 3D PG-13 World War Z PG-13

Thursday, August 1

Friday, July 26

2:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Wreck-it Ralph World War Z 3D The Internship The Heat This Is The End

5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM PG PG-13 PG-13 R R

Saturday, July 27

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

Monsters University 3D G Despicable Me 2 PG The Heat R Man of Steel PG-13 This Is The End R

Sunday, July 28

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.

World War Z 3D The Internship This Is The End Purge

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

Despicable Me 2 3D Monsters University The Lone Ranger White House Down Pacific Rim 3D

PG G PG-13 PG-13 PG-13

White House Down Despicable Me 2 Pacific Rim The Heat

Friday, August 2

2:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

The Smurfs 2 3D Wolverine Origins Monsters University The Wolverine 3D The Heat

Saturday, August 3

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

The Smurfs 2 3D Monsters University Pacific Rim 3D The Lone Ranger The Wolverine 3D

Sunday, August 4

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

Despicable Me 2 3D The Smurfs 2 The Wolverine 3D Man of Steel The Heat

Movie Premiere

Free Movie

Same Day Release

Last Show

PG-13 PG PG-13 R PG PG-13 G PG-13 R PG G PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG PG PG-13 PG-13 R

THE SMURFS 2 ... PG STARRING: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs (105 m.) THE WOLVERINE ... PG-13 STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons (126 m.) THE HEAT ... R STARRING: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. (117 m.) THE PURGE ... R STARRING: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder

A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. (85 m.) THIS IS THE END ... R STARRING: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. (107 m.) PACIFIC RIM 2D & 3D ... PG-13 STARRING: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. (131 m.)

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






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AUTOMOBILES 2009 HD FDXF Dyna Fat Bob. Black, 5K miles. $8K. Call 3486298881 or 6242941. 1972 Fiat 500l with 650cc engine; car comes with an extra engine original 500cc plus other spare parts. Price 4300 euro. Cell 346-608-2330. Ask for Joe

NOTICE Want to lose weight and keep it off? Want to make healthy lifestyle changes but not sure where to start? Join "The Healthy Weigh," U.S. Naval

Hospital Sigonella's multi-disciplinary program to lose weight and keep it off the healthy way. This program starts with two days of education about nutrition, the psychology of eating, physical activity, healthy options for eating out and shopping and setting goals for successful weight loss. Your weight loss team will consist of the Hospital's registered dietitian, psychologist, a health care provider, personal trainer and wellness coach who will follow your progress for 12 weeks and help find strategies that work for YOU to make a lasting change. The program starts on July 8. For more info and to sign up call 624-4622.

COURTESY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The Contracting Officer, FLC Sigonella, is soliciting for the following personalized healthcare contract positions at US Naval Hospital Sigonella: two full time Dental Assistants, one full-time Registered Nurse and one full-time Certified Medical Assistant. Sources must be US citizens and eligible for overseas US employment. Point of contact are Mr. Giuffrida (624-5725) and Ms. Randazzo (624-3792).


Sigonella SAPR VA Hotline: 335-642-8312. DoD Safe Helpline: 001-877-995-5247 (From cell phones and off-base telephones) Or: 19020 (toll-free access code) 1-877-995-5247 (From DSN lines)

JULY 26, 2013 All classified ads are free to the community for advertising personal property for sale, trade or giveaway. Ads must be sent to no later than 5 p.m. of the Friday before the week of publication and must include POC name and phone number. For more information, call 624-5440, 624-2798 or 095-86-5440/2798 or

Heat Stress Flag Conditions Don't forget to check the Heat Stress Flag if you're running outside this summer! FLAG COLOR



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Below 80 °F

Low heat stress risk. However, intense physical exertion can precipitate heat injury.

No work restrictions.

80 - 84.9 °F

Discretion required in planning heavy exercise. This is a marginal heat stress limit.

15-minute work breaks per hour for moderate work. 30-minute work breaks per hour for heavy work.

85-87.9 °F

Strenuous exercise and activity curtailed for new personnel during first 3 weeks of heat exposure.

15-minute breaks per hour for light work; 30-minutebreaks for moderate work; 45 minutes for heavy work.

88 - 89.9 °F

Strenuous exercise curtailed for all personnel with less than 12 weeks training in hot weather.

30-minute breaks per hour for light work; 45 minutes for moderate work. Heavy work scheduled at cooler part of the day.

90 °F and above

No physical training or exercise for all personnel.

45 minute work breaks per hour for light work only.

Adopt while stationed overseas International & fostercare adoptions, homestudies. 2006 (Jan.) NISSAN MICRA, plate #CZ989KH, 5-dr, metallic gray, 43.157 kms, Euro 5.000,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639.


2011 (July) NISSAN MICRA 1200, AUTOMATIC, plate #EJ570WY, 5-dr, white, 9.139 kms, Euro 8.500,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639. 2011 (July) NISSAN MICRA 1200, plate #EJ569WY, 5-dr, white, 10.848 kms, Euro 8.000,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639. 2011 (Oct.) NISSAN MICRA 1200, 5-dr, white, 2.542 kms, Euro 8.000,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639.


2009 (May) NISSAN MICRA, AUTOMATIC, plate #DX329GV, 5-dr, metallic gray, 52.220 kms, Euro 8.500,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639. 2008 (March) NISSAN MICRA, AUTOMATIC, plate #DP365FW, 5-dr, metallic gray, 45.000 kms, Euro 7.500,00 negotiable. Cell. 339-6502-283, Tel. 095-308-639.

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The Heat Stress Flag is located across the street from the Safety Office (Bldg 634) on NAS II near the Flight Line Clinic Parking Lot. It is maintained by the NASSIG Safety Department: 624-5630.




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The Signature, July 26 issue  

In this week’s issue of “The Signature,” we look at SP-MAGTF 13 beach clean-up in Catania, watch Sigonella children take to the courts for a...

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