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U.S. Naval Activities Spain

Congratulations to Our 2016 Naval Station Rota Sailors of the Year!

Senior Sailor of the Year PO1 Arturo Novela Air Traffic Control Tower LPO San Diego, California

Sailor of the Year

PO2 Keith Baker Port Operations Supply LPO Louisville, Kentucky

Junior Sailor of the Year PO3 John Marcinack Port Operations Seamanship Specialist Milltown, New Jersey

Blue Jacket of the Year

SN Chris Aiello Port Operations Boat Engineer Sacramento, California

How to Contact Emergency Services On and Off Base

By Scott Humphreys Emergency Management Department

For off-base emergencies, it is important to know how to contact emergency services. It is not the same as in the United States and therefore conflicts with what has likely become engrained in our minds. In an emergency, panic sets in and everyone needs to be informed about how to respond. Base security and medical, including ambulances, do not have jurisdiction outside the fence-line of the Naval Station and therefore cannot leave the base to assist military personnel located off-base. If you are out in town and experience a fire, medical, or security emergency you need to dial 112 with a Spanish home phone or cell phone. This will put you in touch with a Spanish dispatcher who will provide a translator so you can explain your emergency and get the services you need. If you have to dial emergency services, be ready to give the location and nature of the emergency first such as a fire, motor vehicle accident, medical emergency etc. This will allow dispatchers to assist you in dealing with the specific situation. Always provide your name and a phone number so if the dispatchers need further information they can contact you. If it's a break-in or vandalism issue, make sure to fill out a police report called a denuncia with the local authorities. Filling out a denuncia with the policia local is similar to filing a report with local authorities in the United States. For on-base emergencies, 911 will get you the base dispatch and proper authorities to handle your emergency. You must also be prepared to describe the emergency and provide a location. For All On-base Emergencies (Fire, Medical and Security): Using a U.S. Government Cell Phone (VPN) Dial:727-2911 or 956-82-2911 Using a U.S. Government Land-Line Dial: 9-1-1 or 727-2911 Using an Off-Base Land-Line Dial: 956-82-2911 Using a Personal Cell Phone Dial: 956-82-2911 For all on-base non-emergencies, such as lost or stolen I.D. cards, missing or stray dogs or to report an on-base power outage: Using a U.S. Government Land-Line Dial: 727-2000/2001 Using a U.S. Government Cell Phone (VPN) Dial:727-2000/2001 Using an Off-Base Land-Line Dial: 956-82-2000/2001 Using a Personal Cell Phone Dial: 956-82-2000/2001 WHATS INSIDE

USS Carney Mavi Balina Exercise

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Connecting Capital Cities By Train: Prague Page 14

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Enjoy Your Turkey Leftovers, Smart Holiday Travel CO'S CORNER

Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Michael MacNicholl Chief of Staff Officer U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Neil Hoffman Public Affairs Officer Lt. j.g. Jack Georges john.georges@eu.navy.mil 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer PO1 (SW) Brian Dietrick brian.dietrick@eu.navy.mil 956-82-2813 Editor/Writer Krysta Murray krysta.murray@eu.navy.mil 956-82-1021

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Editorial Assistant Emiley L. Murphy emiley.murphy@eu.navy.mil 956-82-1021 Writer/Photographer SN Mari Jang mari.jang@eu.navy.mil 956-82-1021 Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime 956-82-3786 manuel.albajaime.sp@eu.navy.mil Contact The Coastline Editorial Staff: Telephone: 956-82-1021 Email: coastline@eu.navy.mil Large-file email: rotacoastline@gmail.com PSC 819 Box 1 FPO AE 09645-0001 The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Office. The Coastline, a Civilian Enterprise (CE) newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the military services overseas. Contents of The Coastline are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy. Published by Lucas Johnson Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, or other DoD/military entities, under exclusive written contract with NAVSTA Rota. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy, other DoD/military entities, or Lucas Johnson Publishing of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor of the purchases, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected.

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Hola, Team Rota! Here comes December with a flurry of snow and wintry weather! Well…maybe not a traditional Nor’easter like some of you may be familiar with, but as wintry as 55 degrees and clear skies might seem! It’s certainly getting chilly. I hope Movember treated you right. For those with the moral courage and bravery to sport a mustache – I salute you! For those who opted not, well there is always next year – remember it is for a good cause. Of course, we also celebrated Veterans Day and Thanksgiving this last month as we continue to throttle through another holiday season and into a new year. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I always enjoy time spent with friends and family over a great meal. I know being away from our families back home can be hard, however, we are very fortunate to be able to spend the holidays with new friends we have made here in Rota. We should all feel a sense of pride in serving overseas during the holiday season. There is an added perspective by being here that provides us with a true understanding of why service to our country is very important and

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incredibly valuable. Personally, I am always insistent on getting the biggest turkey I can find. I enjoy the many days of leftovers that usually follow, whether it be Thanksgiving meal part 2 (or part 3), a turkey sandwich, turkey bake or turkey stew. I know my wife does not share my same enthusiasm for Thanksgiving leftovers, but it was a staple in my family growing up. My mother would make sure we used every bit of that turkey! I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Marc Barcelon and Chief Petty Officer Chris Lizzio as well as the entire Galley team for putting out a great Thanksgiving Day spread. I also want to thank the many volunteers helping out on the serving line, insuring our Rota Team had a great holiday meal. Their efforts were critical in serving our military family as the demands of overseas service are unique and different than being back in the United States. Earlier in November, we celebrated Veterans Day, which this year had added significance with the dedication of our Vietnam War memorial. The dedication ceremony provided a special opportunity to come together to recognize our Vietnam veterans for their service to our great country during one of its most challenging periods. The memorial is a fitting testament to those who served and were lost during the Vietnam War. Thank you to Chief Petty Officer Mat Olson and the memorial planning committee for building a plan for success as well as the Seabees of “Lucky 11” for the construction of the beautiful memorial. We are fortunate to have the opportunity every year on Veterans Day to reflect and be thankful for our fellow service members and the proud tradition we belong to. Many of you may have travelled over the Thanksgiving break and I am sure many more will travel over the upcoming holiday period. We are very fortunate to get the chance to experience new cultures and visit amazing places by being stationed overseas. My hope is that everyone takes advantage of the unique opportunities this tour affords us for travel , however, I ask that each of you please take the proper precautions associated with going out of town. Be cautious with your social media posts, notify your chain of command of your plans and always be alert. Our adversaries know the holiday season is a time for travel. There are a handful of easy steps each of us can take to help

us stay safe over the holiday season. As always, be vigilant while attending large holiday events and visiting tourist sites. Stay connected while traveling, monitor the news and keep in touch with your friends and family while also ensuring you have a plan in case of emergency. Wherever you find yourself, take a few moments to consider how you might communicate if the cell networks were disabled. Do you have contact numbers written down someplace other than your mobile device? If you are traveling out of the country, please consider enrolling in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to ensure you receive security messages while also making it easier to contact you in an emergency. Be sure to always know emergency service numbers for your area too. In addition to traveling, the holiday season is also filled with celebrations and gift giving, so please keep in mind that all of those activities typically entail spending a lot of money. If you managed your money right and were saving all year, then there is nothing to worry about! But if you didn’t as you intended please be wary of overspending. Do your best to stay within your budget to avoid paying a credit card bill for the rest of the new year. There are many resources to use for holiday budgeting including your command financial specialist or the Fleet and Family Service Center. Also, keep a close eye on your financial account statements during this time of year. Criminals can gain access to your credit cards and other personally identifiable information to make illegal purchases or apply for credit if you’re not careful. If you are a victim of fraud, please contact your financial institution and law enforcement authorities immediately. Please join us this Saturday for the Holiday Wonderland celebration at the NEX/ DECA parking lot! MWR has organized another banner event to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. and will involve rides, arts and crafts, live music, food, games and a guest appearance by Santa arriving via helicopter! I hope to see each of you there! The event promises to be a great way to begin the month of December and lead into the final days of 2016. Please be safe over the remainder of the holiday season. Take care of yourself, your families and your shipmates.

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DGF Calendar Dec. 1- Early Release 1:45 ES, 2 p.m. MHS Dec. 8- Early Release 1:45 ES, 2 p.m. MHS Dec. 15- Early Release 1:45 ES, 2 p.m. MHS Dec. 19 - Begin Winter Recess Jan. 3- Instruction resumes

Angel Tree 2016

The annual Angel Tree Celebration will take place in the base chapel on Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. We have 150 underpriviledged children awaiting your kindness. To par ticipate in this celebration contact Lt. McCar thy at 727-3301 or 727-3241.

Cub Scouts Pack 280 needs some volunteers!!!! We need event committee volunteers for our "Blue and Gold" celebration Feb. 1, the "Pinewood Derby" Mar. 4 and Spring Camp-Out the weekend of May 5! We are also in need of a dedicated and reliable Assistant Cub Master, Treasurer and Fundraising Chair! The more help we have the more successful this year will be for our boys! Please email Alicia Heil at kcaliciaheil@gmail.com, call 64369-0229 or message us on Facebook. Thank you for supporting Rota Cub Scout Pack 280!

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Post Office Holiday Hours The Fleet Mail Center will be open the first three Saturdays of December (Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th) for mailing and package pick-up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Post Office has modified hours during Christmas and New Year’s. Friday, Dec. 23 command mail-call 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., package pick-up: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., finance window will be closed. Saturday, Dec. 24 package pick-up is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Command mail-call and finance window closed. Normal hours will resume on Dec. 26. New Year's weekend hours are as follows: Friday, Dec. 30: Command mail-call: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., package pick-up 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., finance window will be closed. Normal hours will resume on Jan. 3, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience. Happy holidays!


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1945 Capt. Sue S. Dauser, Navy Nurse Corps, receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse for her leadership of Navy nurses during World War II. Dec. 3 1775 The first American flag is raised on board a Continental ship when Lt. John Paul Jones hoists the Grand Union Flag during Continental ship Alfreds commissioning at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dec. 4 1918 President Woodrow Wilson sails on board the transport George Washington for the Paris Peace Conference. 1944 USS Flasher (SS 249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in the South China Sea. Flasher is the only U.S. submarine to

sink more than 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II. 1998 USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is commissioned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ship is named in honor of the late Marine Corps Colonel Donald G. Cook, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam while held as prisoner for three years by the Viet Cong. Dec. 6 1959 Cmdr. Lawrence E. Flint, Jr., piloting a McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II powered by two GE J-79 engines, betters the existing world altitude record by reaching 98,560 feet above Edwards Air Force Base, California. The previous record of 94,658 feet was reached in the USSR by a TU-431 jet. Dec. 7 1941 In one of the defining moments in U.S. history, the Japanese attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields and installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and remove the U.S. Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empires southward expansion. The U.S. is brought into the World War II as a full combatant.


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6 Things About BRS From Chief of Naval Personnel

Today, the Navy released NAVADMIN 259/16 which serves as the official notification of eligibility to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) additionally, the Navy plans to send emails to all eligible Sailors notifying them of the retirement system choices they may have to make during 2018. Here are six things Sailors should know about opting in to BRS. 1. BRS new retirement option is for some Sailors. The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act created a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to service members’ Thrift Savings Plan account. Some Navy members may have the choice to stay with the legacy retirement system or opt into the BRS. No service member will be automatically moved to the BRS. 2. Who can opt-in to BRS. While Sailors with a Date of Initial Entry into Military Service (DIEMS) on or before Dec. 31, 2017 are automatically grandfathered under the current retirement system, some may be eligible to choose to opt-in to BRS depending on their length of services. Active duty Sailors are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31, 2017 and they have less than 12 years of service as of Dec. 31, 2017, based on their Pay Entry Base Date (PEBD). Reserve component members, including Full Time Support members, are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31 2017 and they have accumulated fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of Dec. 31, 2017. United States Naval Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps Midshipmen and Delayed Entry Program members are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31, 2017. 3. Opt-in enrollment window. The enrollment window for Sailors to opt-in to BRS is Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. Opt-in eligible Sailors must be in a paid status at the time of enrollment. If Sailors meet the opt-in requirements but are not in a paid status during the election window, they will be given an opportunity to enroll during their first period of paid status. Hardship extensions to the enrollment window for opt-in eligible members who are unable to enroll in BRS during the 2018 enrollment period will be considered on a

case by case basis. 4. Notification of BRS opt-in eligibility. Eligible Sailors will receive notification of opt-in eligibility via email at their email address in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS). Additionally, commands should notify all opt-in eligible members within their command. Command administration departments should contact their personnel support divisions on a regular basis to access a list of all opt-in eligible members within their command. 5. Making the opt-in decision. The decision to stay in the current retirement system or opt-in to BRS is an important and irrevocable decision that eligible Sailors must make based on their individual circumstances. That is why all Navy commands must ensure that opt-in eligible members complete the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course. This course will be available in January 2017 on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) and Navy E-learning. Though this course will be accessible by all service members, it is mandatory for opt-in eligible service members. 6. Required training for Navy leaders and Sailors not eligible to opt-in to BRS. In an effort to facilitate a smooth transition to BRS, Navy members not eligible to opt-in are required to complete the BRS Leader’s Training course that is now available on JKO at http:// jko.jten.mil/ (course #: J3OP-US1330) and the Navy E-learning website at https://www.nel. navy.mil (course #: JKDDC-BRS-LTI-1.0). For the most up-to-date information on BRS and links to training go to the Uniform Services Blended Retirement web page at http://militarypay.defense.gov/ BlendedRetirement/ For complete information on BRS opt-in requirements and notification read NAVADMIN 259/16 at www.npc.navy.mil.


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It is important to understand that all cermic ware is not made for food use. If the cermic ware is to be used for food, the best policy is to purchase it from a reputable manufacturer. If manufactured for use as decorative item, do not use for cooking, serving or storing food or drinks. You may use home lead-testing swab kits to test previously purchased ceramics. If unable to test the ceramic ware or otherwise determine if the manufacturer is reliable, it is not recommended for cooking, serving or storing food or drinks.


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CORNER by Cristina Pamplona Photos by El Embaracadero & Oxfam America

Hotel Duque de Nájera - Restaurante El Embarcadero Novelty this winter season at Restuarante El Embarcadero. They have added a menu of specialty burgers and pizzas. They offer a beef burger with sprouts, tomato, cheddar cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, fried egg and BBQ sauce; a bull's tail burger with endives, goat cheese, roast sweet red pepper, mushrooms and red pepper alioli; and red tuna burger with chicory leaves, wakame sea weeds, red beet sprouts, cherry tomatoes and wasabi mayonnaise. A couple of examples of pizza are: burrata, dried tomato, rocket salad, basil and tartufata sauce, another with fried pork rinds, quails egg and red lard. Stop by and try some of these new offerings.

Pantalan G As I mentioned last week, Pantalán G in Puerto Sherry is open again after their brief closing for some remodeling. I stopped by there last week to see what they had done and at first sight I didn't notice anything, but then I realized they had added inside bathrooms and had put soundproofing on the ceiling which is really a good move in my opinion since the noise in most of the restaurants here can be most unbearable because of the tile floors and ceilings. They asked me to pass along that they have a special menu for NAVSTA personnel for the Christmas season.

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ROTA. Hunger Banquet: 2 Dec. at 19:00 in the Castillo de Luna. 15€ For more information contact the Welcome to Rota Office at 956846521/welcometorota@aytorota. es or Donna Kerr at kerrkween@aol.com Art Exhibit: El Tendedero, from December 8th to the 11th in De La Merced Tower. Gallery art opening at 8:30pm. Paintings, drawings, photography, graphic art and more!

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Zambombá: Sunday Dec. 4 at 14:00 in Chiringuito Salvador on Playa Las Redes. Free entrance. Zambombá: Saturday Dec.10 at 16:00 at Bajamar, 1 and at 17:00 in Plaza de España and at 21:30 on Calle Pagador. Zambombá: Friday Dec. 9 at 19:00 at Molly Malone's.

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Salud Natural - Herbalist Shop Grand opening on Saturday, 3 December, right across from Mercadona in Rota. Here you will find an array of dietary supplements, natural cosmetics, specialized dietary items, sports diet supplements, teas from around the world, incense, acupuncture and more. The owners have another shop in Sanlúcar also right next to Mercadona. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet Make a diference! Dine for a great cause. For just 15€ you can fight hunger in the world. Tomorrow Friday at 7pm in the Luna castle in Rota. For more information contact the Welcome to Rota Office at 956 846 521/ welcometorota@aytorota.es or Donna Kerr at kerrkween@aol.com

Oil painting workshop: Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 and Fridays from 11:00 to 13:00. Handicrafts workshop: Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 and Thursdays from 17:30 to 19:30.Contact 601185225 - Handicrafts workshop. Contact : 658840689 - Oil painting workshop. Tai Chi Course Every Saturday, from 10am to 11.30am. Atlántico Park Registration: “Los 3 Tesoros”‘Association or by e-mail: www.taichi3tesoros.org GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUNA CASTLESaturdays and Sundays at 13:00 and19:00, prior reservation needed (call 956 84 63 45 or email turis

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Surrounded by the sea Local cuisine with a touch of creativity. Tapas & dishes for sharing

Nativity Scene Market: 3 - 8 Dec. from 18:00 to 21:00 in Centro Comercial Bahía Mar Zambombá: 3 Dec. at 16:00 on Jesús de los Milagros street.

Metropolitan Park Los Toruños Various activities: bike tours, train tours, nature photography, kayaking & more. More info at: www.parquedelabahia.es Monasterio de la Victoria Avda del Monasterio s/n Visits Mon. - Fri. (except holidays) 11am to 2pm Free

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour. City Sightseeing International The loop lasts approximately 1hr Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing Once the departure point for explorers sailing to the New World, the 3,000-year-old city of Cadiz is famous for its Moorish charm. Your pass offers convenient stops for Cadiz Cathedral, the ancient city walls, and the bay area. www.city-sightseeing.com / 902 101 081 Santa Catalina Castle and Church Ancient defense fortress and church. Cultural exposition centre. More information at 956 22 63 33. Roman Theater 12 Mesón street. Walk through the past of the city of Cádiz. More information at 956 00 94 00.


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A m e r i c a n R e d C r o s s E x pa n d s Emergency Communications Service

Family members of active-duty U.S. military members are able to initiate emergency messages online at http:// redcross.org/herocarenetwork. Family of active duty and overseas-stationed federal employees can also initiate a message by calling 1-(877) 272-7337 or 956-82-2331, or by walking in to the Rota AMCROSS office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

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

WIC Overseas

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the chapel. All meetings are closed meetings except

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the last Thursday of each month. Closed meetings are for people with a problem with alcohol or a desire to stop drinking. The open meeting is for all of the above, plus personnel requiring training or with curiosity about Alcoholics Anonymous. For more information, call the DAPA at 727-2161. AA off-base: "Rota Drydock," every Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Calle Calvario, 67, Inglesia del Carmen, Rota (Lat: 36.624466, Long: -6.356386). For information about the meeting in Rota, call Joe Garcia at 629-27-1312 or 956-81-5842. Online, visit http://www. aaonline.net or http://www.aaspain.org.

Navy College News

DLPT, DLAB Testing at the NCO

Navy College Office Rota has assumed responsibility for the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). Testing is by appointment only - walk in testing will not be permitted. Individuals without One-Net access must call Neville Hollin at 727-2126. He will coordinate a time for the individual to come by to Building 3269 to start filling out the SAAR-N for access to One-Net. Access to One-Net is a requirement for DLPT/DLAB testing and a requirement to set up the appointment for testing. For more information, please contact Brenda Carpentar or Leslie Dickey at 7272798/2785.

Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now

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

UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

There’s a reason more than 93,000 students have

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chosen UMUC. They have experienced faculty with professional knowledge, plus UMUC is regionally accredited and internationally recognized. UMUC Europe offers several certificate programs, along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can't stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 7272917 or email them at rota-europe@umuc.edu. UMUC Europe announces registration for Spring 2017 Intercession classes. These accelerated 3-week classes start Dec. 19 and end Jan. 8. Early registration for Spring 2017 Session 1 courses is also open and UMUC Europe is offering an $50 application fee waiver for graduate and undergraduate applicants throughout the month of December.

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, CTC is offering four face-to-face courses that are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are several other available online degree programs, and registration for these is open every month. If you’re interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727-2574 or email CTC at ctcrota@gmail.com.

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphasis in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught Tuesday through Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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So, You Tell Me It’s Not Christmas Season Yet?

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The Christmas season has arrived! Or has it? The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day is often referred to as the Christmas season. This season is actually the Christian season of Advent, the four Sundays and weeks preceding Christmas Day. Advent comes from the Latin “adventus,” a translation of the Greek word “parousia” for “coming.” The season of Advent focuses on the coming of Christ. Christians share with the Bible’s Old Testament prophets in anticipation of the longpromised Messiah, whom Christians see fulfilled in Chaplain Twig Sargent the birth of Jesus, the Christ, God come to Earth in flesh. The season of Advent also looks in hope and anticipation for Christ’s coming again in glory at his Second Coming. What does Advent look like? In American and Western Christian expression, churches often are decorated with greenery and make use of an Advent wreath in worship services, mass and family devotionals. Typically, this evergreen wreath contains three purple candles and one pink with one white candle in the center. Each candle is lit on each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, while the white candle, the Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve/Day. Each candle symbolizes a theme of Advent, often the themes of hope, love, joy and peace that Christ’s coming engenders in the hearts of the Christians. Worship music consists of Advent hymns that reflect on Christ as the Messiah offering hope to all nations (e.g. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; Of the Father's Love Begotten). The Advent season gives way to the Christmas season, celebrating Christ’s birth and begins Christmas Eve continuing for 12 days (yes, there really are 12 days of Christmas)! So what? Why does it matter whether Christians observe Advent, particularly if it is a historical tradition? The saying goes, “tradition is a good guide, but a terrible master.” In as much as one says that, “the season of Advent must be observed in a specific way,” then tradition is a terrible master. The Bible is silent on the season of Advent (on the exact day of Christ’s birth also). Nevertheless, to the extent that observing the season of Advent points Christians to reflect and respond to Christ’s coming in the flesh at the manger ultimately to rescue

sinners (sin atoned for on the Cross) and to prepare him/her in thought, word and deed for Christ's coming again, tradition can be a good guide. In the rush of the holiday season, all the parties, the financial strain of gift giving, the feelings of obligation, the stress of navigating extended family dynamics, might it not be a good tradition to reflect daily on the coming of Christ?” Put another way, “To remember the reason for the season.” More than their civilian counterparts, military members and families are confronted with constant change and transition. Family traditions of being home for the holidays are often upended by duty stations far from home or deployment separation. Forging new traditions can create constancy and connection among families and friends who live in the midst of change. Cultivating new traditions can bind you, your family and friends more closely together, even as the military lifestyle may keep us from long-cherished traditions. To those who profess the Christian faith, may I encourage you to take on a new tradition? Make Advent one of the traditions of your holiday diet and make use of Advent devotionals. These devotionals contain daily Bible readings, reflections on the reading and prayers that direct your reflection on Christ’s coming at Christmas and in glory. Advent devotionals (and Bibles) are readily available online and via smartphone/tablet apps. Practice Advent devotionals with your family and friends and use an Advent wreath to illustrate what you are reading. As each successive candle is lit each week, your anticipation of Christ’s coming at Christmas can grow. Short family devotionals can be supplemented with the singing of an Advent hymn or Christmas carol. These experiences create moments of connection with your family and friends in the midst of change, but also draw one back in thought, word and deed to the coming of Christ. Attend Christian worship services or Roman Catholic Mass at the Base chapel (Roman Catholic Mass 1000/Protestant Christian Worship 1145, Sundays). Connection with other Christian encourages and feeds our Christian growth and reminds us of God’s grace to a broader world. Create your tradition of Advent in a way that points you more and more to Christ, his coming at Christmas and his coming again in glory. This year Advent began Sunday, Nov. 27, but it is not too late to start the season of Advent! Search online for an Advent devotional, build an Advent wreath and reflect daily with family and friends on the coming of the long-expected Messiah. I wish you a hope-filled Advent and a Merry Christmas!


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Team Rota in the Spotlight By Emiley L. Murphy NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Ashley Santiago

If you have ever called or stopped by the Naval Station Rota American Red Cross office, you have already met or spoken with Ashley Santiago. Last February, the Navy brought the Chicago native and her family to Spain and it was love at first sight. Like many members of the Rota community, this is Ashley’s first time living overseas, but she has quickly adapted. “It was a bit of a culture shock when I first got here, but now it’s home. I love Spain,” she says when asked about her first impressions. A licensed paralegal by trade, Ashley is no stranger to an office that is constantly moving and changing, both in its people and its responsibilities. In her current position as the field office assistant (FOA) for the American Red Cross office, she finds herself in a very similar environment. At the Red Cross, Ashley’s job is to manage the office in a myriad of ways but, as she says, her title only scratches the surface of what she does. From day-to-day administration duties and all the subsets under that heading, to assisting with volunteer management, including her own volunteer time, Ashley is a very busy lady. One of two salaried positions with Rota’s Red Cross, Santiago’s calm and efficient presence is much appreciated in an office that is largely run by a strong group of volunteer’s and leaders. “Ashley is the face of the Red Cross for community members who come into the office,” Red Cross Site Director, Jon Glenn remarks. “She gets the opportunity to put a friendly face on the organization when people call in or walk into the office. She connects them to the right resources and services and is often the first impression they have of us. She does a great job making sure that’s a positive impression. She is very knowledgeable about the services and programs we offer and she’s a great liaison between the management and volunteer leaders.” The FOA makes sure the day-to-day running of the site goes smoothly and that both the leaders and their volunteers have what they need in order to be successful. With Ashley efficiently handling the details, it is assured things will run smoothly. “This has been such an experience being here in Spain and having this job, which

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I’m very lucky to have, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. I hope to have more managerial skills and more knowledge about the Red Cross, there’s so much to know about the organization itself. It does so much and helps so many people and I just hope that I can touch somebody else the way everyone else in the Red Cross has done.” Having now spent almost a year soaking up Spain’s sunny climes, Ashley shares the things Photo by Emiley L. Murphy she appreciates. “I have loved everything about Spain. I can’t say anything bad about it. I love the food, the culture, the people, the weather, the ocean and my house! There’s really nothing I can say bad about Spain so far, I truly love it. In her spare time, Ashley spends a great deal of her time outside, going to the pool and the beach and being involved in other outdoor activities such as bike riding. When asked about what she plans to do with the rest of her time in Rota both personally and professionally, she shares about her upcoming trips with her family as well as her overall professional goal within the Red Cross. “I want to leave here, knowing that I have done all that I can do. I want to soak up and take advantage of this opportunity here overseas. I want to do as much traveling as I can but for me I just want to make sure that I’ve made a mark here, this has been my home for three years. I just hope that I can touch people and that I’ve done something good.”


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VETERINARY CORNER Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility Office Hours: NEW HOURS We are now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed on Federal Holidays December Closures: Dec. 23, 26 and 30 What’s New? This month we are excited to welcome our new Animal Health Assistant, Marcy McKeithen. Bringing Marcy on board has allowed us to extend our hours for pet parents and our furry friends! We have heard your suggestions, and we are now open on Thursdays! In December we celebrate; National Mutt Day (Dec. 2), National Egg Nog Day (Dec. 24), and Christmas (Dec. 25). Keep an eye on the Veterinary Corner to see how you and your furry friends can help raise awareness, stay healthy, and stay safe as we celebrate all the festivities this month! Did you know? By their very nature, mutts are mixed, meaning they are less likely to have a high dose of any one breed’s specific genes. This should lower the risk of getting any inheritable diseases or disorders and raise the one-of-a-kind diversity factor that we have grown to love. However, since personality is likely a product of nature—genes that may or may not be expressed—and environment, purebreds and mixed breeds would seem to be on almost even footing. If your aim in getting a dog is to rescue a friend, visit your local shelter. Make the time to get to know the adoptable dogs. Chances are, you will find a dog just right for you—and you, too, may soon be saying “I love mutts.” The holidays are full of celebrations, fun times, and food; lots and lots of food. Remember to be mindful of your pets while preparing, and enjoying the various spreads this season. Skip the sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans. Plants can affect your pets too. Poinsettias have received bad publicity in the past whereas in fact, poinsettias are not very toxic to pets. They do contain a milky sap that can irritate the mouth but if signs develop they are usually mild. Mistletoe can be very toxic to animals and you should seek veterinary consultation immediately if your pet has potentially ingested any part of the plant. Mistletoe can cause vomiting, severe diarrhea, difficulty breathing, shock and death within hours of ingestion. Keep pets safe and away from foods such as; chocolate, grapes, bones, alcohol, caffeine and macadamia nuts. As always be sure to establish a relationship with an emergency vet in town in the case that we are closed during an emergency. Please contact our office if you have any questions, or concerns. Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Rota Branch VTF! Contact: Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility @RotaVTF Bldg 1863 (next to the NEX gas station) DSN: 727-3149 Commercial: 956-82-3149

President, Defense Secretary Make Thanksgiving Calls to Service Members

From Defense Media Activity

platoon sergeant, his efforts have been vital to the success of more than 300 security missions. -- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Mitchell Lander, 30, of Irwin, Pennsylvania. Lander provides imagery analysis in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. -- Navy Reserve Lt. Kyle Fitzpatrick, 33, of Philadelphia. Fitzpatrick is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. -- Air Force Airman 1st Class Jake Pullen, 19, of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pullen is deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility where he supports Operation Silent Sentry. Additionally, Carter and his wife, Stephanie, spoke to Army spouse, Blessing Gallo, who currently serves as a volunteer and mentor to help other spouses manage deployment stress on their families, the DoD release

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter today called several U.S. service members taking part in operations around the world to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, according to officials. Obama made nine phone calls to deployed service members this morning: two from the Army; one from the Marine Corps; two from the Navy; two from the Air Force and two from the Coast Guard, according to a White House official. The president thanked the military members for their service and wished them and their families a Happy Thanksgiving, the official said. In his calls today, Carter also Photo by Peter Souza expressed his appreciation for President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls from the Oval Office to U.S. troops stationed U.S. troops’ service to the nation around the world, Nov. 24 and in supporting America’s allies and partners, adding that those and their families for their sacrifice for the nation, the who support U.S. service members and their families release said. said. at home have an important role as well, according to Carter said he was very grateful for the opportunity According to the release, Carter spoke with the a Defense Department news release. to speak to these extraordinary individuals who are following service members: In each of the calls, Carter noted that he knows -- Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Edward Roseman, serving the nation, and asked that they pass on his how difficult it is to be separated from loved ones 33, of Coconut Creek, Florida. Roseman is serving in best wishes to their colleagues and families as well, during the holidays, and he thanked service members the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. As a the release said.


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USS Carney Participates in Mavi Balina 2016 By Ensign David Nelson USS Carney (DDG 64) Public Affairs

Carney participated in cross-decking between ships during the at-sea phase, which is a sharing of officers to strengthen relationships, build long-term links between future leaders, and enhance interoperability. While participating in Mavi Balina 2016, Carney sent officers to Charlottetown and Gelibolu. In turn, Carney hosted officers from these ships. "I'll be taking back a lot to the Charlottetown,” said 2nd Lt. Adam Reece from HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339). “It's a lot of good points. In the future, hopefully I'll be able to become an ASW (anti-submarine warfare) officer aboard a Canadian frigate. It's a great insight into how things are done, and I'll have a better understanding when I get my training in the future." Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) completed its participation in the Turkish-led Exercise Mavi Balina 2016, Nov. 26, in the Mediterranean Sea. Mavi Balina 2016 sought to improve the interoperability of participating nations by providing realistic training at sea, in order to improve interoperability and proficiency. "I was extremely proud of the professionalism and performance of not only my Sailors, but all those who were involved in Mavi Balina,” said Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, USS Carney commanding officer. “I have confidence that the friendships and tactical proficiency we built during the exercise exceeded the goals of Mavi Balina 2016 and built a strong foundation for combined interoperability in the future. The cross-deck process is so critically important to building friendships that last a career. Twelve years ago, I myself cross-decked to [Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339)] during a deployment in 5th Fleet, so walking aboard her while moored alongside was like visiting an old friend." Participating nations included Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. NATO Maritime Group 2, as well as observers from Algeria, Nigeria, and Georgia also participated. "It is important to come together and to work in concert with each other,” said Ensign Ahmet Serdar Yavuz, from Turkish frigate TCG Gelibolu (F 493). “When we work together, it makes us stronger as allies." During the first phase of the exercise conducted in Aksaz, Turkey, Nov. 19-22, participants met to conduct final planning and valuable interoperability training, as well as strengthen ties between each of the navies. During the planning phase, Halvorsen hosted Rear Adm. Bulent Turan, commander, Turkish Submarine Group, aboard Carney for a tour. He visited with Rear Adm. Ali Cekic, commander, Naval Base Aksaz; and Rear Adm. Levant Kerim, commander, Southern Task Group. Additionally, members of Carney's wardroom attended multiple planning events and a reception held at the Turkish naval base in Aksaz. Participating units got underway Nov. 23 to begin the exercise. While the main focus was on anti-submarine warfare, Mavi Balina 2016 also included simulated small boat attacks, anti-air warfare exercises, surface maneuvering drills, communication drills, and visit, board, search and seizure Photo by PO3 Weston Jones (VBSS) events. In total, 12 surface vessels, five submarines, USS Carney (DDG 64) steams in formation with allied ships during Exercise Mavi Balina 16 in the Mediterranean Sea. Carney, an and multiple aircraft from seven nations participated in the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet at-sea phase. area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

Royal Navy Leads U.S. Task Force 50 for First Time

Command area of responsibility. Malloy said the handover of the CTF 50 to the Royal Navy, "represents a wise Royal Navy Commodore Andrew Burns, commander of Amphibious Task Group investment in this region's future." embarked on the U.K.'s premier naval warship, HMS Ocean (L "Hearing of his sterling 12), took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's reputation long before Task Force (CTF) 50 in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 25. meeting him last month, This marks the first time a Royal Navy officer has led a U.S. I cannot think of a more task force in the Middle East and demonstrates a significant capable officer and friend to step in combined maritime operations. continue the mission out here A helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean is than Commodore Burns," the flagship of the Royal Navy and will be providing continued Malloy said. "Security forward presence in the Arabian Gulf. Capable of delivering and stability cannot be Sailors and Marines by helicopter or landing craft, this premier maintained by one nation naval warship brings its own unique capability of ensuring free alone. Working together with flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. our U.K. and other coalition The change-of-command ceremony took place onboard USS counterparts, I am confident Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE). During the ceremony, in the success of our shared Burns assumed command of CTF 50 from U.S. Navy Rear Adm. interest for security, stability James Malloy, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10. and prosperity in this region." Burns said this assumption of command by the Royal Navy is Carrier Air Wing (CVW) a significant development in the longtime U.S.-U.K. partnership. 3 , embarked on IKE, Photo by PO3 Nathan T. Beard "Together we have had an enduring presence in this region Cdre. Andrew Burns, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 50, speaks at a completed 1,770 combat that has contributed to stability, order on the high seas and turnover ceremony in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower sorties, delivering 1,903 freedom of navigation, and ensuring the free flow of commerce, (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation ordnances from both the so vital to the prosperity of our respective nations," said Burns. Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts M e d i t e r r a n e a n S e a a n d "Today marks the start of another chapter in this partnership in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Arabian Gulf in support of as the Royal Navy takes on the privilege of leading a U.S. task Operation Inherent Resolve force in the Middle East for the first time." in the fight against ISIL. Ocean will provide a range of flexible and adaptable capabilities to perform U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is responsible for approximately 2.5 theater security cooperation efforts and maritime security operations aimed at million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North providing continued presence following IKE's departure out of the U.S. Central Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. From U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs


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Connecting Capital Cities: Prague, Czech Republic By Krysta Murray NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

church in the Czech Republic, as tower, part of the Jagiello fortification it was the place for coronations as system. The bottom floor was used as a well as the burial place of several prison. The colorful, historic houses contain Sometimes there’s just so patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen period scenes created to show the life of the much to see that you try to and archbishops. Two tall towers artisans that occupied them dating back to do as much as you can in a characterize this impressive example the 15th century. single “trip”, especially within of Gothic architecture and the rose Following the tour of Prague Castle, we Europe. It is easily connected window in the center of the western walked toward the captivating church known to travel between countries façade with a bronze door decorated as Loreto, a renowned place of pilgrimage. and filled with exciting with reliefs showing the history of the The church has an impressive bell tower destinations. Conquering Cathedral that serves as the main that houses a carillon of at least 30 bells that four cities in four countries entrance. The Cathedral consists play on the hour since 1695. From here, the in 10 days took extensive of the main nave, and narrow side Strahov Monastery isn’t much farther. planning and coordinating, aisles lined with chapels displaying The Strahov Monastery has multiple but was essentially easily intricate stained glass windows. places of interest within it including The accomplished. In a three-part In the center is the high altar with Basilica of Our Lady, with richly decorated series, I will tell you how it was the entrance to the crypt below. frescoes decorating 12-meter high vault. done and what I saw along As the patron saint of Prague, St. It also includes The Theological Hall that the way. Wenceslaus Chapel is a central point stores 200,000 books and works from The journey started with a in the cathedral, richly decorated famous painters as well as numerous flight from Spain to Prague, with a painting of the Passion Cycle editions of the Bible and the two-story the first destination on the and walls constructed with precious Philosophical Hall containing more than itinerary. Prague is the capital stones. 42,000 volumes of books and frescos that of the Czech Republic. Known St. George’s Basilica was adorn the ceiling depicting the history of as the City of a Hundred the second church at the castle mankind. Spires, it is one of Europe’s compound and presents a Exiting the monastery, a trail connects to most beautiful metropolises. Romanesque appearance with a Petrin Hill, offering beautiful views of the city, Rich in history, art-nouveau main apse and two steeples but an while immersed in a quiet park. Here you’ll buildings and a towering Early Baroque façade. The interior find the observation tower, a small-scale castle it is a must-see. Photos by Krysta Murray is mostly stone, with wrought iron replica of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by a In order to fit in everything The Prague Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall is believed to have railings lining the this city has to offer, a three- been constructed in 1410, with additions added later on, making it one stairs to the altar day visit would be ideal, so of the oldest European clocks of its kind. and tombs of it was unfortunate that our members of the on what buildings you would like to gain original plans got cut. Still, we made it admittance to. With the short tour ticket, Premyslid dynasty (one work with just two days and nights, all seen option B, at 250 Koruna (CZK) each, you can of medieval Europe’s on foot. enter St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, most powerful dynasties) Day one began with a walk through Old St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane. in its main nave. Town Square to glimpse the imposing towers Finishing the tour The Old Royal Palace was the original of the Church of Our Lady Before the Tyn residence building for the rulers of the Czech of Prague Castle is overlooking the Public Square and statue of people. The first room is Vladislav Hall, a stroll down Golden Jan Hus and across to the Old Town Tower, which was used for royal state purposes Lane, so-named after which displays a medieval astronomical such as coronations, banquets, knights’ the goldsmiths who clock. The clock is often crowded around the tournaments and indoor markets and is r e s i d e d h e r e . T h e top of each hour between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. still used for state function location for small dwellings housed to watch the performance known as “The ceremonial gatherings. The arched ceiling defenders of the castle This large monument is the statue of reformer Jan Hus, who burned at Walk of the Apostles” where Death rings with ornate ribbed woodwork greets visitors such as marksman, the stake as a heretic for his ideas, was designed by Ladislav Saloun a bell, the 12 apostles appear in a parade with large early renaissance windows lining servants and goldsmiths. and revealed on July 6, 1915, the 500th anniversary of Hus' death. type rotation and a rooster crows. Visitors the 60-meter long hall and five chandeliers. The staircase at No. 12 are also able to climb the tower for a view of St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important accesses a terrace connecting Daliborka rose garden. Next to that is a mirror maze. the city’s famous red rooftops. A funicular railway connects the top and Moving past the clock tower bottom of the hill where it meets the Malá toward the River Vltava is the Gothic, Strana neighborhood. pedestrian-only, Charles Bridge lined A brief walk through here will have you with baroque statues and capped passing multiple museums, embassies by a tower on both ends. The bridge and what is now the John Lennon Peace provides excellent views of both sides Wall. The wall is continuously undergoing of the city, the Vlatva river and offers changes, but the graffiti art is mostly John particularly photogenic views at dawn Lennon and the Beatles’ lyrics inspired since and dusk. his assassination in 1980. Once across the bridge, the walk From here, we strolled over the small continued toward the UNESCO World canal where there is an old wooden water Heritage site of Prague Castle, the wheel and headed back to the Charles largest coherent castle complex in Bridge as the sun began to set over the city. the world. Be prepared to climb, as The next day was spent exploring the castle grounds sit atop a hill and Josefov, known as the Jewish Quarter. Jews the roads are elevated along the way. have lived in Prague since the 10th century, You’ll encounter both steep walkways but have suffered many persecutions and stairs, but there is a way to ascend throughout history. It became the Jewish without the multiple stairs to reach Quarter because in the 13th century all the top of the hill. The city was overall the Jews residing in the city were forced to stroller friendly unless you encounter vacate their homes and settle in this one the stairs. Entrance to the premises area by a decree of the Pope to segregate is free of charge so long as you are them from Christians. The area was referred cleared by security at any of the three to as the Prague Jewish Ghetto by the 16th main entrances, which includes a century with so many Jews being restricted metal detector and bag check. There St. Vitus Cathedral is located entirely within the castle complex. It is the biggest and most important church in are multiple ticket options depending the Czech Republic and one of the best examples of Gothic architecture. The bell tower consists of 287 steps. see PRAGUE| 17


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Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at aprota@ou.edu.

ERAU Has a Program for You

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

FFSC News Cultural Field Trip: Olive Oil Mill at Zahara de la Sierra

Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 euro per person Winter is quickly approaching and in Andalucía this means it is time to harvest olives. Come discover the process of Andalusian oil, tasting will be available. Zahara is one of the famed white villages of Cadiz with typical and irregular narrow cozy streets full of shops and restaurants. Come with us to visit one of the oldest oil mills in the area; where you will have the opportunity to see how olive oil is produced. Call 727-3232 for registration.

Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Succeed)

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Explore information about your transition from the military, the job search process, your benefits, and your responsibilities. The Transition Assistance Program is here to assist you. Please contact your Command Career Counselor to sign up. Civilian Business Attire required.

Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT)

Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at FFSC Navy Family Ombudsmen are one of the most effective means by which the Navy supports service members and their families! This training is required for all new Ombudsmen. Those wishing to refresh their skills or simply interested in learning more (e.g. Key Spouses, Command Support Team spouses, Command POCs) are always welcome. Certificates of Attendance to cover the cost of childcare at the CDC are available for this training. Please contact the CDC in advance for registration. Contact the CDC at extension 727-1100. For more information or to register for our workshop, please call: 727-3232 or email laura.stetler@eu.navy.mil.

EFMP Parent Support Group

Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FFSC The Exceptional Family Members Program is a detailing tool to support active duty service members' families when a family member has a special need. Navigating medical and educational resources and practices to best meet the needs of your family member can cause stress and confusion. This group is here to support you and your family in gaining information and resources to break down myths of disability and the EFM Program. Connect with other families who understand! Call 727-3232 for more information and to register.

SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher

Dec. 8, 2 to 3 p.m. This one hour course is for current victim advocates only. This training counts towards

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the mandatory 32-hour recertification. Call 727-3232 to register.

Solo Parenting for Single Active Duty Parents

Dec.8, 3 to 4 p.m. Are you a single active duty parent or parent-to-be? You are not alone! Solo Parenting provides an opportunity to connect with other single parents, learn about resources and administrative processes, and gain tips on stress management to assist with achieving a work-life balance. Call 727-3232 for more information and to register.

Santa's Home in Rota

Tuesday, Dec. 13 4:30 p.m. Bring your kids to FFSC to visit Santa's Home in Rota. A tourist train will take you to downtown Rota and back to base. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free !

NMCRS News

NMCRS Office hours: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NMCRS main office will operate with limited hours starting on Dec. 19. The office hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Monday through Thursday and the office will be closed at noon on Dec. 23 for the Christmas holiday, re-opening on Dec. 27. The office closes at noon on Dec. 30 for the New Year’s holiday, re-opening on Jan. 3. Thank you for understanding! Office contact information: VPN 727.1614 or Commercial 956-82-1614, After-hours or during holidays Cell 660-984-511 & VPN Cell: 18-727-0800

NMCRS and Hospital maternal program class schedule for December: Labor and Delivery: Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at the OBGYN Clinic Infertility & Miscarriage Support Group: Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Community Support Building. (#3293) Budget for Baby: Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Support Building (#3293) Breastfeeding Support Group: Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Support Building. (#3293) Call NMCRS at 727-1614 or 956-82-1614 to sign up!!

NMCRS Thrift Shop

Operating Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thrift Shop will be closed Dec. 23, 26. 30 and Jan. 2 for our volunteers to be able to celebrate the holidays. (First 30 minutes priority shopping to active duty members and their dependents)

Did you know. . .NMCRS Thrift Shops help stretch your budget when you need to buy household items at a fraction of the original cost? You can find bargains on pots and pans, books, furniture, uniform items, and lots more. These shops are well stocked with clothing for the entire family – shirts, pants, winter jackets, shoes, etc. Thrift Shops are especially good for saving you money on expensive items you may not use often – such as sports and camping equipment, tap shoes, or musical instruments. Before spending your hard-earned paycheck on new white elephants, check out the savings available at the Rota NMCRS Thrift Shop. If you want to keep up with NMCRS Rota events including the Thrift Shop news, visit www.Facebook.com/nmcrs.rota.


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Celebrate Smart to Stay Safe During Holidays By Health Promotions Department, USNHR The holidays are approaching and celebrations will be underway. Compared to any other time of the year, the holiday season has a dramatic ramp up in festive activities. This rise in festivities is often accompanied with a rise in alcohol consumption. While there is nothing wrong with the consumption of alcohol, moderation is the key word to staying safe and enjoying the holidays with your loved ones. A good guideline is no more than one drink per hour. “One drink� is a vague standard, typically one drink is considered 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 4 oz. of table wine. With a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .06, depth perception and the ability to reason are already impaired. A BAC of .1 will reduce

reflexes, reaction times and slur speech. The inability to reason, function on all levels and react quickly can lead to disastrous consequences. If not planned for correctly, a night of holiday celebration can lead to tragedy. As a precaution, commands issue Arrive Alive cards, which can be used with participating taxis in town. Arrive Alive cards cover cab fare and you simply pay the sum at a later date with no negative effects. The chain of command, as well as peers, can also support a Sailor and provide a ride if they become impaired. Every command has their own guidelines, policies and tips to prevent mishaps; be sure to look into your commands guidance. Be sure to utilize any resources that may be needed so that you can stay safe and stay healthy for life!


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continued from page 14 to the one area and new arrivals from surrounding countries expelled from their homes, it was crowded and living conditions were less than ideal. A wall was built as a defense fortification at the time, rather than as a means of containment, but by the Renaissance period the Jewish community spread beyond the walls and by 1852 the ghetto was abolished under Emperor Josef II and assimilated to the city as a district of Prague known as Josefov. By 1938, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler set his sights on German occupation of the Eastern European territories including what is the modern-day Czech Republic. Prior to the Nazi invasion, 20 percent of Prague’s population were Jewish. Over the next Photos by Krysta Murray few years, new decrees limiting Jews The Prague Hebrew Clock is located on top of the from the same rights as others within Old Town Hall installed in 1764. It is one of the most the city began to pile on and by 1941, unique in the world. synagogues and other places of worship were closed, Jews were forced out of their nicer apartments that were taken over by Nazi officials, and sent to live in tenements elsewhere in the city, and on Sept. 1, all Jews were ordered to wear the Yellow Star of David. The first deportations of Jews began by October of that year. The vast majority of Czech Jews were either imprisoned in concentration camps or killed in death camps. Following World War II, a dismal amount of Jews remained or returned, many of them immigrating to Israel. It wasn’t until the Velvet Revolution in 1989 that Judaism regained its strength in the city and synagogues were restored. Many artifacts and buildings of the Jewish Quarter were preserved as Hitler had decided to use the quarter as a museum for an extinct race. Fortunately, it instead is now a Jewish Museum containing several historic monuments including the oldest preserved in Europe, the Old-New Synagogue that is still a main house of prayer today. The Old-New Synagogue requires a separate entry ticket, but the other seven sites are included with a ticket to the museum, including four other synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery. The Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world. Founded in the 15th century, the first tombstone dates back to 1439. The last burial here occurred 348 years later. The cemetery was expanded many times throughout the years,

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but was still never big enough to meet the needs of the Jewish town. Bodies ended up buried on top of others with layers 10 to 12 deep. In total there are approximately 12,000 tombstones, many of them crumbling and falling into each other. It is against Jewish law to tamper or remove graves, and since it was the only cemetery of its kind explaining the overcrowded jumble of tombstones. Th e Je w i sh si te s are closed on Jewish holidays, the OldNew Synagogue and Jerusalem Synagogue are also closed Saturdays and an hour early on Fridays for Sabbath. Fortunately without thinking too much ahead about what days The cemetery is among the oldestJewish burial grounds in the we would be in the city, world. It contains 12,000 tombstones layered on top of each other, we got to see a few of the for the Jewish people were not allowed ot bury their dead outside synagogues and walked the Jewish Ghetto through the paths along the cemetery. Ever since my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau I view Jewish memorials in a new light. Every city we’d be seeing along our trip was affected during the Holocaust and this was the first city to hauntingly remind us of its treacherous past, but through remembering, we can refuse to let history repeat itself. From the Jewish Quarter, we headed to what is now known as “New Town,” a bustling part of the city and one of the busiest metro stops This boulevard thrives with great shopping and nightlife, as well as is a famous location for group uprisings and a celebrations throughout the city’s history is Wenceslas Square. In the heart of Prague’s New Town, the boulevard is 2,460 feet long and lined with art nouveau buildings as well as 20th century buildings and the National Museum at one end in front of which stands the heroic bronze statue of St. Wenceslas, a much-loved Czech king who propagated Christianity. This is where we ended our Prague visit, walking back through the Old Town Square once more before hopping a train to our next destination; Vienna, Austria.

The Vlatava River flows through the center of Prague and played a fundamental role in the development of the city. Shown here is the Staré Mesto (Old Town) and Nové Mesto (New Town) side of the city.


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Area Activities Events This Week

Food and Drink

Fiesta Concurso de Cocina y Mosto (fermented wine), Sunday, Trebujena fairgrounds

Dance/Flamenco “Sonidos de España” Piano and guitar recital by Manolo Carrasco, Friday at 9 p.m., Teatro Moderno, Music

Chiclana de la Frontera. €10

Christmas Market Cádiz Christmas Market - Friday through Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Plaza de San Antonio

Upcoming Events

Javier Ruibal in concert, Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m.Teatro Municipal Pedro Muñoz Seca, El Puerto de Santa María, tickets €5 to €15 Maria Parrado in concert, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., Teatro Municipal Florida, Algeciras. Tickets from €25

Arts “Armenie Sur le Vif”, photo display by Jesus Botaro, through Sunday, Palacio del Mayorazgo, Arcos de la Frontera Permanent sculpture display by Luis Vasallo, Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Cádiz Permanent sculpture display by Cornellis Zitman, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cádiz

Dance/Flamenco “Sonidos de España” Piano and guitar recital by Manolo Carrasco, Friday at 9 p.m., Teatro Moderno, Chiclana de la Frontera. Tickets €10 “Zambomba” (Christmas drums) by Maria Jose Santiago and San Miguel, Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €15 “Navidad desde La Plazuela”, “Zambomba Flamenca” (Christmas drums), Dec. 9, at 8:30 p.m., Teatro Municipal Pedro Muñoz Seca, El Puerto de Santa María

“Nochebuena en Cai”, “Zambomba Flamenca” (Christmas drums), Dec. 9 and 10 at 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cádiz. Tickets €14 to €20 Flamenco recital by “Ecos del Rocio”, Dec. 23, 10 p.m., Teatro Alcalde Felipe Benitez, Rota Sanlucar de Barrameda, Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo”, #5, San Miguel Street, Fridays and Saturdays, tickets €12. Call 653-071-099 or visit http:// www.bodegonacontratiempo.com Flamenco show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 10 p.m., Tabanco El Pasaje, Santa María Street (by Post Office bldg.), Jerez de la Frontera, free admission

Tours Guided tours through “Puertas de Tierra” and “Torreon” (old city gate and tower), Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission Alcázar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, Camara Oscura, octogonal tower, Arab gardens, Villavicencio Palace, Oil mill, Mosque and Arab baths. Monday through Friday., 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jerez Flea Market Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish Castle), Jerez de la Frontera


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€17.27 for adults, 8.64 for children 5 through 12. To reserve tickets please call 956-36-3813 or visit www.visitasdonana.com

“El Chorrillo” second hand market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street, Rota

Food and Drink Fiesta Concurso de Cocina y Mosto (fermented wine), Sunday, Trebujena fairgrounds

Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-224577 or visit www.realmaestranza.com

Sandeman Bodega – Pizarro Street. Jerez de la Frontera. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Sevilla, Reales Alcázares (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets € 9.50. Online tickets www.alcazarsevilla.org

Barbadillo Bodega – Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. Admission €6

Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda tours, Mondays 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets €9. Online tickets www.catedraldesevilla.es

Christmas Events Live Nativity Scene - Chipiona- Dec. 10, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Plaza Juan Carlos I Live Nativity Scene - Rota- Dec. 16 and 17, 5:30 to 9:30, Plaza de España Live Nativity Scene – Espera – Dec.17 Live Nativity Scene - Benamahoma – Dec.17 Live Nativity Scene - Arcos de la Frontera (Barrio Alto), Dec. 17, 6 to 11 p.m. weather premitting Live Nativity Scene - Vejer de la Frontera - Dec. 18, starting at noon Cádiz Christmas Market - Friday through Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Plaza de San Antonio, Cádiz.Dec. 24, 31 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 5:30 to 10 p.m., and Jan. 5 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Rota Christmas Market - Monday through Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m to 10 p.m., Plaze de España, Rota Seville Christmas Market "Mercado Navideño de Artesania de Sevilla", Dec. 14 to Jan. 5, daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 9 p.m., closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, in front of city hall Seville Christmas Market "Feria del Belen", (Nativity Scene Market) Mondays through Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. now through Dec. 23 near the cathedral Seville Christmas Market "Mercado Navideño Sevilla Nervión", Friday through Jan. 5, Avda. Luis de Morales near Nervión Plaza shopping center, Sevilla

Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa María, (Caballero Bodegas, bullring, public market, cathedral), Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information call 649-88-2288 or visit http:// rutadelossentidos.com Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €21 to 27, call 956-31-80-08 or visit http:// www.realescuela.org Castillo de Luna, Rota, guided tours, Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. request tickets in advance at the tourism office, Calle Cuna, 2, tickets €1. For reservation call 956-84-63-45. Castillo de San Marcos, Plaza de Alfonso X, El Puerto de Santa Maria, free guided tours, Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservation call 627-569-335, tickets €6 adults, €3 children Sanlúcar-Guadalquiver River- Doñana Park river journey, real Fernando ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily at 10 a.m. through March. Tickets are

Upcoming Holidays Constitution Day – Tuesday Immaculate Conception Day – Dec. 8


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s ' t e L Eat!

THANKSGIVING TURKEY PIE (EMPANADA DE PAVO DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS) This week we will prepare a rich pie with the remains of the stuffed turkey we prepared for Thanksgiving. As turkeys tend to be so big, after two days of eating it we tend to have had enough. So, we decided to freeze the leftovers and use them to cook recipes that we really like such as this nice pie. You can also prepare croquettes and dumplings. It is a great way to take advantage of the food that we have left and save money in the kitchen.

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By Pila

INGREDIENTS:

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2 layers of puff pastry Chopped Turkey (remains of the stuffed turkey) 2 cloves of garlic

PREPARATION:

1 leek 1 onion 4 ripe tomatoes or 1 can of half a kilo of natural crushed tomato 1 red pepper 2 bay leaves

1) Preheat the oven to 180 ºC 2) Chop all the vegetables; garlic, green onion, onion, pepper and peel and grate the tomatoes. 3) In a frying pan with the oil, fry the onion, the leek, the garlic and the red pepper until it gets golden brown. 4) Next add the wine and stir so that it emulsifies well and evaporates. 5) Add the grated tomato, stir and finally add the tablespoon of paprika and the bay leaf. 6) Fry for about ten minutes and add the remains of the chopped stuffed Turkey.

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Thyme 125 ml or 4.23 oz white wine. 125 ml or 4.23 oz mild olive oil. 1 tablespoon of paprika Salt and pepper 1 egg, beaten

7) Stir well and once it is ready, place the mixture in a large colander to release excess oil. 8) In a baking tray l place parchment paper and then a layer of puff pastry that we are going to extend a little with the roller. 9) Add the stuffing mix that spread over the pastry. 10) To seal the pie we put another layer of puff pastry and seal it along the edges. 11) Poke the surface with a fork and paint it with beaten egg before baking. 12) Place it in the oven and let it cook for approximately 30 minutes at 180 degrees.

Have you liked the recipes we have shared with you? Have you tried to cook any of them? It would be great to hear your comments, questions and suggestions about it. You can email us as pilaraprendiendoacocinar@ gmail.com.


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Thursday, Dec.1 6 p.m. Keeping up with the Joneses 9 p.m. Ouija: Origin of Evil Friday. Dec 2 4 p.m. Moana (3D) 7 p.m. Bad Santa 2 Saturday, Dec 3 3 p.m. Arrival 7 p.m. (Drive-in): Moana

Movie times are subject to change. Check the navymwrrota.com website for announcements or changes.

Almost Christmas

7 p.m. (Drive in):

Sunday, Dec 4 1 p.m. Almost Christmas 4 p.m. Moana 7 p.m. Hacksaw Ridge Wednesday, Dec 7 7 p.m. Hacksaw Ridge Thursday, Dec 8 6 p.m. Ouija: Origin of Evil 9 p.m. Bad Santa 2

Hacksaw Ridge

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. Rating: R (for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images) Genre: Action & Adventure , Drama Runtime:139 minutes

Bad Santa 2

BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel. You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town. Rating: R (for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some graphic nudity) Genre: Comedy Runtime: 92 minutes

A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle. Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive material, drug content and language) Genre: Comedy Runtime: 120 minutes

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