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February 8, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 03

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Hola Team Rota! I’m sure everyone is excited that winter is almost over. Despite the current cold weather, the days are getting longer and spring is right around the corner. Speaking of changes, I would like to give a shout out to Lt. Col. Katherine Lilly on her selection to colonel. It is an incredible achievement and I wish Col. (Select) Lilly all the best. Also, we have some great news for the community; the U.S. Consular Agency in Seville has reopened. They can provide citizenship, notary, other routine and emergency consular services, which includes Consular Reports of Birth Abroad for U.S. citizen children born Capt. Mike MacNicholl in Spain. It should be noted that they do not provide COMNAVACT Spain same-day emergency passport services in Seville. The Consular Agency is open Monday through Friday, except for official U.S. and Spanish holidays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consular services are typically by appointment only so please make sure you call ahead. Their number is 95.421.8751. Just last week we installed Commanding Officer Suggestion Boxes in numerous locations around base. You can find them in Building 1, the Galley, Security, Port Ops, in the Air Traffic Control Tower and Housing. CMC and I will be checking the boxes every Friday and reviewing the suggestions, questions or concerns. While you are welcome to make anonymous suggestions, it is helpful if you include your name so we can get back to you. The suggestion boxes are a great opportunity for you to provide your input directly to me and CMC Brooks. As a leader, I’d like to think I have the answers but

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that’s just not always the case. Often, a Sailor on the deckplate has the best idea of how to fix a problem. Not only that, but you may have identified a problem I don’t even know about and this is one way you can share that information. Of course, you should always use your chain of command – this is just one more way we can improve communication. This month is also African American Black History Month and this year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War.” This theme offers a solemn reminder of the contributions African Americans have made during our Nation’s wars beginning with the Revolution through today. African Americans account for 17 percent of all Navy personnel, which is about 64,000. They serve in every rank and in nearly every rating. We should take this opportunity to reflect on the impact our African American shipmates and co-workers have right here, every day. Even at a relatively small Naval installation such as Rota we have an incredibly diverse team. While individually we may all be uniquely different, we all share one mission and serve in one Navy dedicated to defending our Nation. In that respect, our diversity enables different ideas, perspectives and skills that make us a more resilient force. Lastly, this month is also National Healthy Heart Month. Hopefully this is some added motivation for those of you still sticking to you New Year’s resolutions! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but the good news is that it is also one of the most preventable causes. Fortunately, in this edition our Health Promotion and Wellness team at the Hospital has provided us some tips for keeping a healthy heart. I encourage you to take a look and see how what you are eating stacks up against a healthy heart diet. Remember, even a few small changes can make a big difference. So with all that in mind, eat well, enjoy the longer days and get your suggestions in to those Commanding Officer Suggestion Boxes. We want to hear from you.

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Feb. 8 1984 Naval Aviator/Astronaut Bruce McCandless II makes the first untethered spacewalk as he flies some 300 feet from the Space Shuttle Challenger in the first test of the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). Feb. 10 1900 Commodore Seaton Schroder is appointed the first naval governor of Guam. Feb. 11 1945 The Yalta Conference ends after an 8-day session where President Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, discuss Europe's post-war reorganization and the reestablishment of a war-torn Europe, and for the Soviets to enter the war against Japan upon Germany’s defeat. Feb. 12 1947 The first launch of a guided missile, the Loon, takes place on board USS Cusk (SS 348). Feb. 13 1943 Women Marines were reestablished as the Marine Corps Womens Reserve. Col. Ruth Cheney Streeter, the first Director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, serves until Dec. 7, 1945. Feb. 16 1815 The frigate Constitution captures British ship Susannah, despite the War of 1812 being over six weeks earlier. Word is slow getting to the fleet. Feb. 17 1942 The first Construction Battalion (Seabees) arrives in the Pacific during World War II at Bora Bora, Society Islands. Feb. 20 1962 Lt. Colonel John Glenn, USMC, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. Recovery is by USS Noa (DD-841). 1974 The S-3A Viking Anti-submarine aircraft is officially introduced and given to AntiSubmarine Squadron Forty-One (VS-41).

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Show Your Heart Some Love During National Healthy Heart Month From Sue Stewart, RD, LD, CDE USNHR Health Promotions Whenever you hear about heart healthy diets, you probably cringe and start to sweat because you think your favorite foods are going to be taken away. Relax…we here at the Health Promotion and Wellness department want to educate you on foods you should eat more of to protect your heart. Garlic: Not only will it keep the vampires away, it has tons of antioxidants, primarily Allicin. This stinky product can help with blood pressure, cholesterol and protect against cell damage. So, the next time you make linguine with clam sauce, add the extra garlic and enjoy. Tomatoes: Another super food packed with antioxidants, these sweet, tangy red colored fruits (yup, scientifically speaking) have Lycopene, which protects our heart and reduces cell damage. Now the fun part, cooking your tomatoes and adding a wee bit of oil to them actually helps our body absorb more. So, get your spaghetti sauce recipes out. Fish: Not all fish is the same, we want you to eat more “oily” fish such as salmon, sardines and anchovies. These swimmers are packed full of omega 3 fatty acids which help lower your triglycerides and have anti-clotting effects. So the next time you order pizza, think anchovies. Green Tea: Super antioxidants in a brew, not only will this

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U.S. Consular Agency Reopens in Seville The newly reopened U.S. Consular Agency in Seville looks forward to welcoming members of the U.S. military to its offices on Plaza Nueva, generally by appointment only. We can provide citizenship, notary, other routine and emergency consular services, including Consular Reports of Birth Abroad for U.S. citizen children born in Spain. We cannot provide same-day emergency passport services in Seville. The Consular Agency is open Monday through Friday, except for official U.S. and Spanish holidays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and our address is: Plaza Nueva 8-B Planta 2, No. 4 41001 Seville, Spain For more information specifically about our services in Seville, or to schedule an appointment, call 95 421 8751, or email For more information on consular services in Spain, including emergency passport services, see our website at In an emergency involving an American in Spain, you can contact the U.S. Embassy in Madrid 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by telephone at 91 587 2200.

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This well know jewelry store is the place you can find the "right" gift for that "special" Valentine. They always have a great selection and special offers in 18 K gold jewelry as well as silver.  This year Pandora has many specials for Valentine's Day so stop by and take a look; remember it is not even a week away.  As always, time flies!  In additions they carry all the top brands such as Bering, Grant, Cluse and Lacoste in watches; Tommy Hilfiger and Paul Hewitt in watches and jewelry, and of course, Pandora.  Matías Lebrón is conveniently located in the main hall of El Paseo Mall in El Puerto de Santa María.

Autovillage Military & Diplomat Sales

pricing in addition to many other benefits exclusive to Diplomat and Military customers, such as a selection of vehicle specifications to meet the requirements of many countries around the world. Autovillage has been successfully managing the Volvo Military Sales Program in UK for over 40 years and expanded its operation to Spain in July 2001. Their Military and Diplomat Team in Rota and Madrid is there to assist you every step of the way. Simply choose where, when and how you would like to have your personally tailor-made premium vehicle delivered and they'll take care of everything else.”


On these bright cold winter weekend mornings an excellent brunch on the beach overlooking the Bay of Cadiz is a real treat. Stop by TK3 for their weekend brunch. If you could use an excellent Mojito or cocktail in hip surroundings sounds like a good idea after work check out the nightlife scene in TK3. Sunsets are beautiful and pleasant there. If you have not discovered this gem you should visit.

Is the Volvo factory Agent in Spain and has a new representative in Rota: Sergio Becerra. Stop by their sales room on Plaza del Triunfo and get acquainted with Sergio. He will be happy to inform you about the attractive savings on a US-spec Volvo compared against Stateside MSRP, special military offers and many other benefits US Military and DoD civilians can obtain.

El Pesebre

Is an excellent Spanish restaurant specializing in paellas overlooking the Bay of Cadiz in downtown Rota. It is a different kind of establishment with the emphasis clearly placed on excellent food expertly prepared. A favorite with the base community for years it is a great place to dine. Sergio comunicates that "if you are a diplomat or work for an international organization such as NATO, Autovillage can build your favorite Volvo at factory

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American Red Cross E xpands E mergency Communications Service

Family members of active-duty U.S. military members are able to initiate emergency messages online at http:// 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.


meeting’s topic will be “Safety in Your Home” presented by the NMCRS Visiting Nurse, Margaret Becker. Why not join your fellow retirees and learn some tips on safety as we age. Breastfeeding Support Group: Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Support Building. (#3293)

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Normal Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (First 30 minutes priority shopping to AD members and their dependents)

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

Call 956-82-1614, talk to our Thrift Shop volunteers, or stop by our main office in Bldg. 3293. Your help will make a difference!! NMCRS: Your First Resource!


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 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. 213 Big Book AA of Rota is now accepting people with addiction problems such as NA or GA, etc. For more information, call the DAPA at 7272161. 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 95681-5842. Online, visit or http:// NMCRS Office hours:

Upcoming NMCRS Support Groups:. Retiree Group: Coffee with the Nurses: Feb. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Chapel Hall. An informational health session specifically geared to the Retiree population. This

Dance/Flamenco XXII Festival Flamenco de Jerez (International Flamenco Festival), Feb. 23 through March 10, for more information please visit the official web page www.jerez. es or Ballet Nacional de España (Spanish National Flamenco Ballet), Feb. 23, 9 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets from €27 “Ay Jose” Flamenco show by “Maria La Monica” (Trubute to Camaron de la Isla), Sala Central Lechera, Cádiz, tickets €10 Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo”, #5, San Miguel Street, Fridays and Saturdays, tickets €12. Call 653-071-099 or visit http:// Flamenco show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 10 p.m., Tabanco El Pasaje, Santa Maria Street (by Post Office bldg.), Jerez de la Frontera, free admission Food and Drink X Feria del Queso Artesanal de Andalucia – Andalusian Cheese Fair, April 6 through 8, Villaluenga del Rosario (Cadiz) Sports Sevilla Marathon, Feb. 25, at 08:30 a.m. Starting line at Carlos III Avenue – Finish line at La Cartuja Stadium. Half Marathon “Bahia de Cadiz”, March 18, at 10 a.m., starting line Iberoamericano Stadium (San Fernando) – Finish line at Complejo Deportivo Ciudad de Cadiz, for more information visit

Arts “Año Murillo” painting display, through April 1 2018, Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla (recommended)

Upcoming Carnivals Cádiz Carnival – Feb. 8 through 18 Rota Carnival – Feb. 10 through 18 Sanlucar Carnival – Feb. 10 through 18 Chiclana de la Frontera – Feb. 10 through 18 C o n i l Carnival – Feb. 10 through 18 Arcos de la Frontera Carnival – Feb.10 through 18 El Puerto de Santa Maria Carnival – Feb. 11 through 18 Chipiona Carnival – Feb. 17 through 25

Music Piano concert by Josu de Solaun, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets from €22 Rock concert by Pinball Wizard band and Wild Krash band, Feb. 17, 10 p.m., Sala Cherokee, #9, Algaida Street,

Upcoming Holidays Dia de Andalucia – Feb. 28

Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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

Budget for Baby: Feb. 14 from 11 am to noon at the Community Support Building (#3293) Breastfeeding and Postpartum: Feb. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Support Building (#3293). Call NMCRS at 727-1614 or 956-82-1614 to sign up!! Baby Basics: Feb. 22 from noon to 2 pm at the Community Support Building. (#3293) Pregnancy and Paperwork: March 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at the OBGYN Clinic.

Jerez de la Frontera, free admission Concert by Musiziergemeinschaft de Mozarteum of Salburgo Orchestra, Feb. 23, 9 p.m., Teatro Moderno, Chiclana de la Frontera, tickets from €10 “Primavera Trompetera 2018” Music Festival, March 16 and 17, Jerez Circuit, Jerez-Arcos road, with the participation of several national and international music bands, tickets from €6, two days ticket € 29, for more information visit

Events “Jerez’s 11th Annual Flamenco Fashion Show”, Feb. 8 through 11, Gonzalez Byass Bodega, Manuel Maria Gonzalez Street (by the Moorish Castle-Cathedral), Jerez de la Frontera, for more information please visit www. Jerez Flea Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish Castle), Jerez de la Frontera Market of Antiques and Collectibles, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio (by San Marcos Castle), El Puerto de Santa María


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Preparing for Winter Changes CHAPLINES

Christmas and New Year celebrations are already over so most of us are looking ahead to see what 2018 will bring to our lives. Winter, like any other season of the year brings a lot to mind so I think most of us have mixed feelings about what the future holds for us. Thinking about the future is like looking into a crystal ball hoping to see what we want to see, nevertheless, we look forward Chaplain Leszek Sikorski with hopeful eyes. As I was browsing through different social media sites, some of the 2018 predictions that I saw should keep us very optimistic. The housing market for example is one of the fastest-growing in the nation and will continue to grow and this is great news for some of us who are still trying to rent or sell our houses back home. Also, the unemployment rate is changing fast and more people are finding employment. For example AT&T, Comcast and a handful of companies said they would use tax reform to give money to their employees and increase capital spending. Even the military will see the change in their pay check. Starting January 2018 military pay increases have been approved at 2.4%, making it the biggest pay raise in eight years. As a new year is here with its promises and possibilities, it is important we set goals for ourselves too. Those goals might mean that we eat healthier, go to bed earlier, exercise, have healthier relationships with loved ones, work less or more, pray a bit more and have stronger hope for a better tomorrow despite daily challenges. When I asked one of my friends what she would do to better her relationships with her husband, family members and friends, she replied that she planned to anchor her life by building a stronger faith. Having a strong faith is the one thing that can get us through just about any situation in life no matter how tough it may get. By having stronger faith, we can feel more confident and be at ease in any situation because we know who to turn to - God. Faith is like a seed, plant it in your heart and your mind and watch it grow larger day by day. At the appointed time. God will give you a major harvest of what you need just when you need it. Faith should affect all aspects of our lives and not be limited only to occasional practice by attending religious services on Sunday. Here are some ways to make your faith stronger: read your Bible so you can grow spiritually, exercise your faith by your actions because what you do in your life affects others. Free your faith from negativity, believe that with God the impossible is possible and never let fear of the unknown or untried prevent you from doing what appears at first to be impossible. Finally, share your faith and blessings with others and once again, count your blessings. Too often we go through life oblivious to the good that comes flowing into our lives. I want to leave you with a prayer I found online years ago. “Thank you, Lord for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar.” May 2018 be the best year ever and I wish you a year filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings.

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U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Birth Announcements Feb. 8 – Game Night! 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us in the Center to play some board games and eat a heart healthy dinner of burrito bowls! Feb. 12– Muffin Monday! 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Muffin Monday Spouses! New to Rota? Looking to make new friends? From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. come in the Center for muffins and conversation with other spouses! Feb. 13 – Valentine’s Day Card Making! 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for a free card making class in the Center. Spots are limited so please make sure you go to our event page on Facebook and follow the ‘Tickets Available’ link.

Feb. 14 – Treats for your Sweets! Stop in the Center starting at 10 a.m. to make chocolate covered strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows for your sweetheart. First come first served. Feb. 15 – Volunteer Orientation. Interested in volunteering with the USO? Stop by at 12 p.m. for a volunteer orientation to learn what it means to volunteer with us. Make a profile on to get started today! Feb. 22 – Service Member Lunch! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. stop in for hot dogs for lunch. For all our events and more Like us on Facebook at

Valerie Mora Vargas Mateo Jacob Winters born Jan. 25, 2018 born Jan. 27, 2018 to Carlos Mora and Leticia to Jacob and Nancy Mora-Vargas Winters weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. Logan L. Buechler born Jan. 28, 2018 to Frankie and Maria Buechler weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz.

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Skiing It Up in Andorra

tickets. Typically prices can range around 35 euros for children (6-11 years old) 44 euros for juniors and 48 euros for adults for an entire day of skiing. If you and your family want to only ski for half a day the prices range around 27 euros for children, 32 euros for juniors and 37 euros for adults. Renting skis and/or a snowboard is important too. Not only are there plenty of places in Andorra to rent or buy ski supplies, but you can also rent snowboards, boots and helmets at the MWR Photos courtesy of the Helvey family Navy Outdoor Recreation The country of Andorra is predominantly known for its skiing. There are three ski resorts within the Center on base. country, one is an eco-park that is open all year round. Covering roughly 290,802 miles, Andorra The hours that the ski lifts Andorra was formed in 1278, but only officially gained welcomes eight milllion visitors a year. are open are different at each independence from the French Empire in 1814. Established By Jazmine Helvey resort, but they are often open in 1419 the Andorran parliament, is one of the oldest and Student Correspondent between 9 am and 5 am. smallest parliaments still functioning. Some resorts even offer night Located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra is skiing. With a variety of black, blue and red slopes there are plenty of mountains considered a microstate. Microstates are small independent states recognized for all levels of skiers. Black slopes being the most difficult recommended for by larger states, unlike micronations, which are self-declared and not recognized. advanced/ intermediate skiers, red for intermediate skiers and brave beginners Some microstates include Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco and Vatican City. Andorra and blue for beginners. There are also bunny slopes for small children and people was formed in 1278, but only officially gained independence from the French who are learning to ski or snowboard. If you like to hike, I suggest hiking up some Empire in 1814. Andorra is best known for its amazing ski resorts, hiking trails slopes and bringing along your dog if you have one. Skiing and snowboarding is a and mountain scenery. fun way to bond Although Andorra does have an airport of its own, I recommend flying into and spend time Toulouse or Perpignan, France or Barcelona or Gerona, Spain. These airports with your family. are the closest to Andorra le Vella with just a short drive. Another option is driving If you aren’t from Andaluciá to Andorra, which is a 12-13 hour trip. One thing I would suggest one for skiing when preparing to drive is the amount of tolls; I also recommend bringing lots of or would rather snacks because hungry kids are not happy kids. take a look When looking for places to stay, I suggest something close to the slopes. There a r o u n d f o r a is nothing worse than walking a mile in ski boots or dragging a snowboard along. day then there are many great landmarks and hiking trails to explore. A good place to visit would The majority of the country is made up of mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and b e C a s a d e meadows with only 4% of the territory has been urbanized. As southern Europe's le Vall. All the largest skiing area, visitors can ski over 186 miles of slopes. functions of the Andorran government, administration and justice took place in this building until 2011. Inside there are tours available and the locals say it is well worth it. Hiking trails, like the Sola Irrigation Canal trail, are quite popular in Andorra. With great views over the whole city and surrounding mountains, it’s a great way to get away from the busy town and the shops. Another great thing to try out is the food. In my experience Andorra has a plethora of restaurants, Italian being my favorite, there is sure to be something If visitors would rather hike than ski, thanks to 54 mountain trails and 29 mountain refuges, you can for everyone. If you aren’t such a fan of Italian food then there are plenty of other cross the entire country on foot. options to try. If my family can fit 11 people and three dogs in two small apartments for an entire Even though Andorra is small, there’s plenty to do with your family and friends. week, then you will probably not need to get a big hotel room farther down the It is a great chance for families and friends to enjoy a sport and play in the snow mountain on a trip like this. or hike and experience Andorra's beautiful scenery. Overall it was an amazing trip, One of the most important things to get when arriving in Andorra is ski lift I recommend traveling to Andorra and taking your chance at skiing.

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Naval Station Rota Exercises Readiness

Photos by MC1 Brian Dietrick Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jessie Robinson responds to a simulated hit-and-run victim during a large-scale security exercise, Feb. 1, 2018. FEP is a command assessment that exercises an installation’s ability to conduct multiple simultaneous combat missions and support functions under stressful conditions. Naval Station Rota enables and supports operations of U.S. and allied forces and provides quality services in support of the fleet, fighter, and family for CNIC in Navy Region EURAFSWA.

Explosive Ordnanceman Disposal 1st Class Michael Ganousis performs a quality assurance check on a remote-controlled robot during Naval Station Rota’s Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Feb. 1, 2018.

U.S. Naval Hospital Rota first responders strap a simulated hit and run victim to a stretcher during Naval Station Rota’s Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Feb. 1, 2018.

Naval Station Rota Fire and Emergency Services personnel construct a decontamination station during Naval Station Rota’s Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Feb. 1, 2018.

Naval Station Rota Security and Fire and Emergency Services personnel gather at the incident command post during Naval Station Rota’s Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Feb. 1, 2018.

Robert Moraws, left, Naval Station Rota assistant fire chief, speaks with firefighter Javier Real during Naval Station Rota’s Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Feb. 1, 2018.

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Navy Honors the Contributions of African Americans during 2018 African American/Black History Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the history of African American Sailors and civilians during African American/Black History Month, Feb. 1-28. This year's theme is "African Americans in Times of War," which recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the nation during times of war from the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts. ALNAV 007/18 encourages commands to participate in heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year that honor the contributions, unique histories and cultures Navy's diverse Sailor and civilian team. This month's observance has its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Dr. Woodson and the association initiated the first Negro History Week in February 1926. Every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as National African American/Black History Month since 1976. "We should celebrate our unique backgrounds because each Sailor brings something different to the fight and this makes us a stronger, more lethal team," said Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of the Carl Vinson Strike Group and one of Navy's African American flag officers. The strike group is currently deployed to the Western Pacific. African American Sailors and civilians play an integral role in the success of the Navy as part of the One Navy Team. African Americans serve in every rank from seaman to admiral and perform duties in nearly every rating in the Navy. Currently, African Americans make up 17 percent

of all Navy personnel, or roughly 64,000 Sailors. This includes more than 58,000 enlisted and 5,000 officers. Further analysis shows 17 percent of E-8 and E-9 Sailors are African Americans that hold a range of leadership positions. Nearly four percent of flag officers are African American Sailors. A breakdown by gender indicates there are currently over 45,000 African American males and more than 18,000 African American females currently serving in the Navy. "Those serving today owe our success to the veterans who transformed our Navy into a more diverse force," said Fuller. According to the September 2016 "One Navy Team" memo from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, actively being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives will produce leaders and teams who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible performance, and who achieve and maintain high standards, be ready for decisive operations and combat. Diversity also influences various thoughts, ideas, skill sets, and experiences which ultimately helps increase the effectiveness of the Navy. Integrating Sailors and civilians from diverse backgrounds enables the Navy to recruit and retain the nation's top talent from a wide pool of skilled personnel. The Navy supports minority youth development and encourages the pursuit of careers in science and industry through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The Navy also partners with organizations including the National Naval Officers Association, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in support of African American service members and civilians.



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Let's Eat!

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By Pi


FRIED MILK (Leche Frita) We are back in the kitchen with a very special dessert that is typical in Spain, Leche Frita (Fried Milk). It is very yummy and very easy to prepare. Once you start eating it we assure you that you can’t stop.


* ½ liter of whole milk * 4 egg yolks * 100 grams (3.5) of sugar * 70 grams cornstarch * Cinnamon * 1 cup sweet wine Tintilla de Rota * Vanilla ice cream

For the batter: * 2 eggs * wheat flour

1. We boil the milk with the cinnamon and the sweet sherry wine 2. We separate the yolks from the egg whites and set them to the side. 3. In a separate bow, beat the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch together 4. Add the hot milk mixture, stir and put everything back into the pot. 5. Keep stirring the mixture until it has reached the consistancy of thick custard. 6. Pour into a rectangular tray, cover with alumninum foil and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm. 7. Once the mixture is firm, remove from the freezer and cut into square. 8. Prepare two small bowls - In the first small bowl beat 2 eggs and in the second place the flour 9. Dip each frozen square in the egg and then the flour. 10. Once coated, drop each piece into very hot oil and fry until golden

brown. 11. L e t t h e m d r a i n and then dip them in sugar and cinnamon. 12. And ready to enjoy together with some vanilla ice cream.

If you have any questions, please contact us at pilaraprendiendoacocinar@gmail. com. You can also check more of our recipes in English courtesy of our friend and translator, Natasha Morford at

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Forgotten Disasters at Sea; A Review of Salt to the Sea Salt to the Sea By Ruta Sepetys 391 pages 2016 Philomel Books A Review by: Sara Dean When you hear maritime disaster in regards to the early 20th century, the RMS Titanic and the RMS Lusitania are the two ships that come to mind. The RMS Titanic met her fate via iceberg in 1912 while a few years later the RMS Lusitania was bombed by a German U2 boat in 1915. The loss of life on both ships ended up totaling upwards of 2,700. Imagine my surprise in discovering a far deadlier disaster when I picked up Ruth Sepetys Salt to the Sea. In this historical fiction novel, Sepetys deals with the real life sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German luxury cruise ship turned floating barracks. In the winter of 1945, thousands of people were fleeing to the port of Gydnia on the Baltic Sea as part of Operation Hannibal. Operation Hannibal was the German lead evacuation of refugees and naval personnel from East Prussia due to the Soviet Advance. Sepetys weaves her tale through the use of four narrators, Joana a Lithuania nurse, Emilia a Polish refugee, Alfred a young German solider, and Florian who we really aren’t sure what side he is on when we meet him. Joana is traveling to the coast with a band of refugees patching them up as they go when Florian and Emilia happen upon them. Florian has just rescued Emilia from the clutches of a soldier with bad intentions. He would rather leave Emilia and travel on alone for he feels that she would be safer with Joana and her group but Emilia

refuses. Florian is also carrying something he has stolen from his German bosses that they will do anything to recover. Everyone is scared and frightened and unsure of who to trust. Each character has a secret but they are revealed to the group and the reader together as the story progresses. Also part of the story with a different perspective is Alfred who is a young sailor who truly believes in the Third Reich and Hitler’s mission. His narration has two parts, the letters he composes in his mind to the girl next door and the reality of his situation. All four paths converge at the port and on the ship, each of them make a desperate attempt to survive. Throughout the book, Sepetys leans on the characters will to survive the perilous journey while resting on just a sliver of hope. The use of four narrators could become messy and convoluted, but in this case it works well for the story. Septeys does a wonderful job of shedding light on a tragedy that often goes overlooked when studying World War II. It is a beautiful story and well worth the read.

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Team Rota in the Spotlight ABH1 (AW/SW) Evan Pinkston By MC3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Evan Pinkston is the Airfield Services leading petty officer (LPO) assigned to Naval Station Rota Air Operations Department. “We are in charge of the arresting gear on the flight line,” said Pinkston. “We have the region’s first installment of aircraft salvaging equipment so we’re in charge of maintaining and training with the salvage gear and we’re in charge of providing airfield services to transient aircraft.” Pinkston not only manages 14 Sailors in his department but challenges himself further by picking up collaterals such as Drug Education for Youth, Urinalysis Program Coordinator, Watchbill Coordinator and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Association. “I encourage the professional development of my Sailors,” said Pinkston, “therefore I can delegate tasks to them with the expectations of them being done correctly and efficiently. That’s how I can manage everything; groom your Sailors right to be able to do your job.” His team gives Pinkston high praise. “There is nobody I would rather be on Team Rota with than ABH1 Pinkston,” said ABH1

April Duncan, assigned to Airfield Services. “He’s a leader within the Air Operations Department and in the community,” said Lt. Roxanne Hudak, division officer of Air Operations. “He makes NAVSTA Rota a better place.” Originally from Boise, Idaho, Pinkston joined the Navy seven years ago and his professional goal is to make chief and to be assigned to Souda Bay, Greece; Bahrain or Diego Garcia as his next duty station. During his time off Pinkston has enjoyed traveling, reading and playing with his two dogs. “My motivation to get my work done properly is so that I could see my Sailors succeed personally and professionally,” said Pinkston. Pinkston holds a master ’s degree in International Management from the University of Barcelona and aims to obtain a doctorate in Corporate Risk Management in the future. After retirement Pinkston is considering to become a history teacher and pursue blacksmith as a hobby. His life motto while in the Navy is “Plan your life in the Navy as if you’re getting out but work hard like you’re staying in until retirement.”

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Auto Insurance

Steve Day - Agent

Automatic 50% safe driver discount for all new clients with NIE Two copies of policy documents – Spanish and English – helps with base security One quote with options from basic to full – choose the one that suits you Full support in English, Spanish, German etc… Pay from Spanish bank account or with card

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856 560 600 611 611 322

There are two occasions when American insurance has serious limitations:

If you breakdown in Spain and need a tow your American insurance company will pay to tow your vehicle to the nearest garage but not back to where you live. Spanish insurance includes towing back home. If you have liability only insurance with your American insurance company and have damage to your vehicle which is the other party’s fault an American insurance company has no way of claiming this for you. A Spanish insurance company has agreements with other insurance companies in Spain and payout is quick. Your American insurance company will not pay for the claim to be taken to a Spanish court. If you choose to do this yourself you will have to pay for the costs and it is likely to take 3 years or more.

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El Mercado


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CARS FOR SALE Sale Yamaha Jog R for €500, ITV valid until August 2019, engine excellent condition for more information contact Victor at 682-11-0968 2000 Mercedes Benz C180, good car, some small scratches and imper fections, plus transfer, will come with ITV just passed, Euro specs, priced to sell at €2,600. Tel: 653-78-0296 Peugeot 307 CC 2 0 16v Fully Automatic Convertible 2004 only 168,000 Km 140 HP gasoline engine in excellent condition. Dark Slate Grey exterior with a Camel brown leather interior. All the extra’s: automatic 4 spd selectronic transmission, cruise control, navigation, retractable mirrors, heated seats, and powered windows. New battery, new timing belt, and new tires all less than one year old. ITV good €5,000. Great car for southern Spain. Loved this car. 642-783-110 or 663-917-511. Porsche Boxter, per fect condition, all maintenance in Porsche, largest motor, 79,000 miles, Itv good, Euro specs, 2001, €10,900, Tel: 653-78-0296 Nissan Almera, silver, automatic, in excellent mechanical condition, 129,000 miles, all maintenance up to date, chain distribution, Itv good, Euro specs, €2,790, Tel: 653-78-0296 2 0 1 5 5 0 c c Ve s p a S c o o t e r l i k e n e w w h i t e w / r e d seat, extras: trunk and windscreen call 642-783-110 Dacia Sandero, 2015 (car is less than 3 yrs old and still covered by Dacia mfg warranty), white, 4 dr, Laureate 5P, 1.5 DCI 75, Diesel, manual, 44200 miles, European specs, great car w/ power, new tires, no dents, moving to Japan, €6000, Tel 956-82-1416 or (Mark) 22005 BMW X3, excellent condition, silver, leather interior, 116,000 km, maintenance up to date, European and Japanese specs with right hand drive, €7000, Tel: 691-028-546 2009 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic with 67000 miles, U.S. specs $6500/€5200, ITV current to 2019, call or text 617-067-654

FOR SALE Penthouse, top-floor apartment with best view Cadiz to Rota. 700 sq. ft., 2 bdr., 1 bath, all reformed. Fuentebravia beachfront. $120,000. Call Linda to see, 650-664826 or email

FOR RENT House for rent in El Puerto de Santa Maria, 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, under floor heating, AC, 2 car private garage, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp anytime, Tel: 655-99-7614 (English spoken) House for rent, Vistahermosa area of El Puerto de Santa Maria, just completely renovated, beautiful garden with pool, sunny covered patio, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp , Tel: 635-09-9914 (Veronica, English spoken) The Zen restaurant owners have a nice house in good condition for rent. Please stop by and ask them about it if interested. American owned duplex in private gated community in Rota. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bathroom, pool, parking/garage, a block from beach, A/C, 1400 euros. Details: Ivan Orozco DSN: 268-5174 or

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Friday, February 9th 4pm: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 7pm: The Post

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Saturday, February 10th 4pm: Insidious: The Last Key 7pm: All the Money in the World 8pm (Drive-in): Mazerunner: The Death Cure

Friday, February 16th 4pm: The Greatest Showman 7pm: The Commuter Saturday, February 17th 4pm: Mazerunner: The Death Cure 7:30pm: Downsizing 8pm (Drive in): Paddington 2

Sunday, February 11th 1pm: Downsizing 4pm: Paddington 2 7pm: The Post

Sunday, February 18th 1pm: The Post 4pm: The Greatest Showman 7pm: The Commuter

Wednesday, February 14th 7pm: The Post

Wednesday, February 21st 7pm: The Commuter

Thursday, February 15th 7pm: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle **Last Chance!**

Thursday, February 22nd 7pm: 12 Strong

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

All the Money in the World The story of the kidnapping of 16-yearold John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare". Rating: PG-13 Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller Runtime: 120 minutes

Rating: R Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama Runtime: 132 minutes

The Commuter

The Post

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Rating: PG-13 Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama Runtime: 105 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Genre: Drama Runtime: 115 minutes

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