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The Coastline October 21, 2010
Volume 19 Issue 21
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Celebrating 57 Years of Intercultural Cooperation With Our Host Nation, The Kingdom of Spain
October 21, 2010
Happy Birthday Shipmates Buenas dias Team Rota. This past weekend we celebrated the 235th year of our great men and women serving in the United States Navy. I am extremely proud to be a Sailor in the worlds finest Navy, and I hope you feel the same. This year we celebrated 57 years of intercultural cooperation with the Kingdom of Spain. It was a great evening to reflect on this. Because of our partnership with Spain, we are able to serve the war fighter going down range; we conduct bi-lateral and multi-lateral training exercises; and we build on the capabilities of friendly countries throughout the region. None of this would be possible without the support CMDCM (SW/AW) Chuck Scavo of more than 1,000 Spanish citizens who work with us and without the friendship of the surrounding communities. During his remarks as guest speaker, Ambassador Alan Solomont spoke on how our cooperation between our two countries goes back further than 57 years. It goes back to the founding of our country when Spanish Gen. Bernardo de Gálvez fought brilliantly alongside George Washington in our war of independence. He was born, lived, and died a proud Spanish patriot, but even before Spain declared war on Britain, General Gálvez supported the American Revolution out of his own convictions. His name graces one of our greatest ports – Galveston, Texas. Did you know about the Spanish seaman born in Menorca, who joined the South Carolina navy at the
beginning of the American Revolution; fought the British at Savannah, and later, joined the Continental Army as a volunteer and fought in the decisive Battle of Cowpens and at Wilmington. His son, David Glasgow Farragut, would become the U.S. Navy’s first Rear Admiral, and the name of our elementary and high schools here. In our first U.S. military action overseas Solomont reminded us that Spanish ports were crucial for the resupply and harboring of the U.S. Naval squadron, just like NAVSTA Rota does for the Fleet and our allies today. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson sent a naval squadron to blockade the port at Tripoli and to engage the pirates of the Barbary Coast who had been menacing trade in the Mediterranean for centuries. Yes, our traditions and friendship goes back further than 57 years, through good times and bad, just like any friendship does. Today our two countries serve side by side here in Spain and in Afghanistan at forward operating bases as part of NATO. I am proud to serve here with our Spanish hosts who have been there for us, just as we are for them. In the upcoming year, let’s continue to go forward together, building on this great understanding. Let’s remember the men and women of both countries who have come before us, especially the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Keep honoring the memory of our naval heritage with your military bearing and professionalism. Wear your uniform with pride and professionalism. This also goes for when you are in civilian attire because we represent our country in and out of uniform. Continue to strive to be the best at what you do, not just during the Navy’s birthday, but all the time. AGE QUOD AGIS - CMC
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Every year in October, the Sailors around the world take time out to celebrate the birth of the United States Navy. This year, the Naval Activities Spain celebrated 57 years od cooperation with the Kingdom of Spain. Also in this edition, we talk to the Most. Reverant Richard Spencer, one of three auxilary bishops for the Catholic Churches Military Archdiocese, USA. He was in Rota recently for a pastoral visit, and we had the chance to speak with him. We also say good-bye to the Rota Sports Reporter. We all wish him fair winds and following seas. We hope you enjoy and find this edition entertaining and informative.
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October 21, 2010
NAVEUR-NAVAF, JFC Naples, Welcome New Commander
Story By MC2 Class William Pittman, Commander, Naval Forces Europe Commander, Naval Forces Africa/ Commander, 6th Fleet Public Affairs
NAPLES, Italy -- Adm. Mark Fitzgerald turned over command to Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, during a change of command ceremony at Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Oct. 6. The ceremony marked the completion of Fitzgerald's tour as commander, U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica, commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples. "We have done world-changing events here at NAVEUR-NAVAF and JFC, and certainly the staff here, and the commanders in the field are the ones that made it happen," said Fitzgerald. "They continue to keep the alliance safe and secure, protecting its citizens, and promoting democracy, freedom and prosperity. I am truly honored that I was able to work with a true team of professionals." Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command spoke highly of Fitzgerald's accomplishments with APS and operations in Africa. "With Fitzgerald's leadership, this command made great strides with the engagements we had with our African partners, as well as helping promote maritime safety and security and full maritime domain awareness activities in Africa," said Ward. "[NAVEUR-NAVAF] is strengthening existing relationships and expanding our network of partners on the continent, and that is to the good of the global community. The remarkable success of APS is directly attributable to Fitzgerald's amazing leadership." After he finished reading his orders, Fitzgerald walked to the center of the ceremony floor, where he was joined by German Air Force Gen. Manfred Lange, Locklear, Roughead, Ward and Fleet Master Chief Brad LeVault, NAVEURNAVAF's fleet master chief, where they participated in the flag-passing part of the ceremony. LeVault gave two U.S. Navy flags to Fitzgerald to signify command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and command of U.S. Naval Forces
Africa. Fitzgerald then passed the flags from Lange, to Roughead, to Ward, then finally to Locklear, completing the symbolic transition of command. "As we say farewell to one leader, we welcome another great one; [Locklear], who will take command of NAVEURNAVAF," said Roughead. "I know there is no one better suited than him to take up this important responsibility, this important command; at a time when global trends will only demand more of our maritime partnerships and in new ways. For these are the home waters of our longest and most enduring allies and friends, much of the undeniably global good ever delivered from the sea is generated from here." Upon becoming commander, NAVEUR-NAVAF, Locklear greeted his new team and expressed his enthusiasm of joining the team. "I am deeply honored and proud to serve as the leader of the dedicated men and women of NAVEUR-NAVAF," said Locklear. "I am humbled by the sheer geographic size of this area of responsibility; area that stretches from both poles, touches three continents and is watched by the Arctic, Atlantic and Indian oceans. These are my new home waters, and I will rely on the men and women of NAVEUR-NAVAF to help me navigate them as we work together for a comprehensive approach to enhance security throughout Europe and Africa." Locklear comes to Naples after serving as Director, Navy Staff. Locklear is a 1992 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and holds a master's degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. The NAVEUR-NAVAF area of responsibility covers approximately half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the North Pole to Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas; to include all of Russia, Europe and nearly the entire continent of Africa.
Gen. William "Kip" Ward, right, commander of U.S. Africa Command, passes the U.S. Navy flag to Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III during the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa change of command ceremony at Allied Joint Forces Command Naples. During the ceremony Locklear relieved Adm. Mark Fitzgerald as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa.
October 21, 2010
Distinguished Career Story By MC2 William Pittman, Commander, Naval Forces Europe Commander, Naval Forces Africa/ Commander, 6th Fleet Public Affairs Photo By MCC Tiffini Jones
NAPLES, Italy -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, retired concluding a 37-year Naval career, here, Oct. 6. Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, a native of Winchester, Mass., retired following a change of command ceremony at JFC Naples attended by senior military and civilian guests. "Today, we honor [Fitzgerald] for what he has done to build relationships and partnerships, and we honor him for his 37 years of loyal service to our nation and Navy," said Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations. "[Fitzgerald's] record of service is one that is highlighted with leadership and command in peace and war. It's been his experience, his leadership, and that steady sense of purpose that has served our nation and the larger international community so well." As commander of NAVEUR-NAVAF, Fitzgerald's area of responsibility covered approximately half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the North Pole to Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas; to include all of Russia, Europe and nearly the entire continent of Africa. "After 37 years of wearing this uniform, it really seems like yesterday I just started," said Fitzgerald. "College, marriage, our honeymoon, which was driving for three days to Pensacola, and then I started flying off of our great aircraft carriers in the Pacific,
Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, right, escorts Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead to an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Naples Oct. 5.
Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans. Flying down south of the Equator, to the fjords of Norway, Caribbean, Red Sea, and Arabian Gulf…what an exciting life." Fitzgerald was commissioned in the Navy in 1973 and was designated a naval aviator in October 1975. He served at several carrier based attack squadrons, commanding a squadron during Desert Storm and leading the first Navy strike on Baghdad. He was selected for flag rank in September 1998, where his first flag assignment was as deputy commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and he commanded Joint Task Force Determined Response in Aden, Yemen. He also served in several positions at the Pentagon, and commanded the U.S. 2nd Fleet.
He turned over command of NAVEUR-NAVAF, JFC Naples to Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III. Gen. William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, lauded Fitzgerald's numerous accomplishments in Africa. "Success does not just happen," said Ward. "It takes leadership, vision, ingenuity, teamwork and a lot of hard work. Over the past three years, this command, under Fitzgerald's leadership, has been busy developing strategy, plans, and conducting sustained security engagement and operations to promote maritime safety and security, and helping to build partner security capacity in Africa." Fitzgerald and his wife, Barbara, plan to make Jacksonville, Fla. their new home.
October 21, 2010
Life of Service to God and Country Story By MC1 (SW) Paul Cage Photos by MC1 Paul Cage and John Whitman
He has always viewed his life as one of service. From Boy Scouts to ROTC, law enforcement and then eight and a half years as an Army military police officer, the Most Rev. Richard Spencer did all this as an expression of service. But out of this life of serving grew an awareness of a life of service to the church. “Where else can you touch people’s lives from the beginning of life with baptism, to the middle of life with marriage commitments, to the end of life with funerals,” said Spencer. “I felt the commitment and opportunity for me to use my talents, my gifts, my eagerness to serve as a minister, a priest for the Roman Catholic Church.” Recently Spencer was ordained as one of three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. The archdiocese is not in the military, but is an archdiocese for the military, which serves more that 1.5 million Catholics around the world. Spencer was at Naval Station Rota, Spain this past weekend for a pastoral visit to the Catholic community here and to meet with the command chaplains and NAVSTA Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Mosk. “It was an exchange of ideas, to get a pulse of the community and to see how the church can continue to assist in the life of the community here in Rota,” Spencer said. During his brief visit he conducted two different listening groups he said were insightful. “I just recently departed the Army after 28 years of service. The same issues we had in the Army are prevalent here in Rota, especially about the care of one another. So the usual issues about sexual abuse and suicide are very much a concern for the people here in the chapel.” Chaplains are the oldest branch in the U.S. military to be in uniform, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Now the Department of Defense recognizes 206 different religious groups and chaplains provide and perform for all 206 groups. “Two key words summarize our jobs - provide and perform,” he said. “As a Roman Catholic, I perform for our Catholic men and women in uniform, but for our brothers and sisters in the Muslim and Jewish faiths, we provide for them. So we are definitely involved seven days a week in people’s lives and not just at Friday night Jewish service, or a Sunday Christian service.” While his visit was short, he applauds the Rota community for living in harmony with all faiths living and working together just like his family does. His older brother is a Methodist minister; his younger brother is a catholic priest serving at Naval Base Coronado, Calif. And while he was in the Army, and surrounded by the Navy here, he said he felt very comfortable because the sea services are in his blood. “I can actually joke and say my mama wore combat boots. My mom was a sergeant in the
October 21, 2010
Fun Q&A with the Bishop One of the best parts of a journalists job is asking questions that get a person at ease. Instead of asking my questions first, I asked them towards the end of my 10 minute interview with the Most Reverand Spencer. Below are the my questions and his answers. Where are you from? I jokingly tell people that I am from L.A. Not Los Angeles, or Louisiana, but Lower Alabama. That is where I call home. It is where I was born and raised. My parents and older brother are from Wisconsin. My dad moved there with the paper mill, so I was the first one born in my family in the South, in L.A. Army or Navy this year? There is no doubt Navy will win. I am not proud of that, but I think the Army is still in the rebuilding phase. They have a ways to go, I hope for the best. Miracles can and do happen. So stay tuned. Winner of the World Series? I amazed at the Yankees. They come from behind year after year, so this year I am going to go for the under dog and go for the Texas Rangers. (Opposite Page) The Most Rev. Richard Spencer and Lt. Cmdr. Diane Wilson, on of NAVSTA Rotas, Chaplains pose outside of Bldg. one during his visits. (Above) As Spencer was leaving the building he met NAVSTA Rota Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Chuck Scavo. (Right) Spencer at the at his Episcopal Ordination in Washington D.C. Sept. 8.
Marines in World War II and my dad was in the Navy for four years during World War II. My younger brother, I always call him mama’s boy. I tried to convince him to go Army but I think it was mama who influenced him and he wanted to stay with mama’s dream for him to become a Marine.” His brother served 16 years as an infantry officer in the Corps and then went to seminary and came back to the military as a Navy Chaplain. “So it is my
Favorite color? Blue, which is why I love the water.
blood. I fit right in because I am connected through my family where the act of service runs through it.” So what does Spencer think of Rota? He says it is wonderful. “I see the ecumenical environment being lived here. It is to be applauded and celebrated,” he said. “This [chaplain] community is very caring and very willing and very much available for those who may be in need. It has been a wonderful visit.”
Have you ever been in the presence of his Holiness the Pope? About two weeks ago, a few hours before his holiness, Pope Benedict XVI departed to go to Great Britain for that historic journey. It was an awesome experience. I have always had a positive impression of him. I am impressed with his writings and his leadership. What I was struck by the most was his stature of his size. Here he has this great global vision and ideas and he is a rather small gentleman who has big hopes, big dreams, big plans for the church and for the world. So I am rather impressed and very much enjoyed my time in his presence.
October 21, 2010
Strengthening Ties and Building Bridges Story By Jan Hammond, Coastline Photos By Tammy Baker, Commander, Naval Activities Spain Ombudsmen
US Naval Hospital Rota Spain Ombudsman, Mary Charbonneau, assists in making a meal during a Building Bridges event held at the Health Promotion kitchen. Ombudsmen, their command leaders and community service providers worked together to to build stronger relationships so they can work together to solve problems.
Ombudsmen are there to lend a helping hand. They are the liaison between the service member’s family and the command, and keep families informed so those familys can make good choices. Ombudsmen must build strong relationships throughout the base to ensure they can meet the needs of the family members and thanks to a program called Building Bridges, Naval Station Rota Spain’s Ombudsmen are stronger than ever. The event was the brainstorm of Commander, Naval Activities Spain Ombudsmen Tammy Baker, to bring together base service providers from around base and command Ombudsmen and help strengthen their relationships. “We have service providers across the base; MWR, housing, NEX, the commissary and they all provide services to the military families. But Ombudsmen don’t always have the ability to have a relationship with them,” said Baker. “So the Building Bridges allows us to get together and make something together which will eventually help us solve problems together down the road.” What they made together was a delicious meal in the U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain Health Promotions kitchen.
CL Ombudsmen, their command point-of -contacts and the service providers filled the hospital Health Promotions kitchen to capacity and built their meal under the guidance of USNHRS Culinary Specialist 1st Class Edgardo Nazarro. Utilizing his culinary talents, Nazarro showed the participants how to make the tasty meal of stuffed Greek style eggplant, chicken puttanesca with fettuccine and a simple green salad. Baker said the idea behind Building Bridges was to have the Ombudsmen, their command POC's and service providers have a conversation over a meal which they built together. She also wanted everyone to get to know the health promotions kitchen and see what it provides to the military spouses. It was not only the Ombudsmen working together with the service providers but also two major commands teamed up to make that salad, as NAVSTA Rota Executive Officer, Cmd. Ron Dennis and USNHRS Commanding Officer Capt. Donna Stiles proved everyone was there to work hand in hand. “There was a considerable amount of networking happening at the event,” said Dennis. “Not only between Ombudsmen but between the leadership of the various commands present.” Baker said it was very nice to sit and speak to someone like Bob Crist, NAVSTA Rota’s Housing Director, and get to know him on a personal level. “It allowed me to have a meal with Bob, sit and talk, about his daughters, his family, his initiative with housing and in the end he actually said, ‘at any time, day or night, you can call me,’” said Baker. “That was a big deal. We wouldn’t have heard that without having this luncheon together. Although the event may have seemed in essence, a social event, for those in attendance, it was much more. Dennis said, “Building Bridges was an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and share a common activity while developing resource contacts.”
October 21, 2010
(Above) USNHRS Commanding Officer, Capt. Donna Styles, serves salad to area Ombudsmen during a Building Bridges event held in the Health Promotions kitchen, Oct. 6. (Left) NAVSTA Rota Executive Officer Cmdr. Ronald Dennis and USNHRS Commanding Officer Capt. Donna Styles work together to build a green salad during a Building Bridges.
October 21, 2010
From a Criminal’s View Story by Mark Brown, Physical Security Officer
The term "Crime Prevention" is more of a myth than an actuality. If someone is determined to commit a crime, then the crime will be committed. The criminal who cases houses in a neighborhood is going to break into one of them; the car thief who surveys the parking lot is leaving with one of the cars; and the thief looking for loose purses or bags will find one. What isn't a myth is the concept of "Crime Deferment." No one can completely prevent a crime from occurring but we all have the means to defer the crime by implementing practices which make it more difficult and time consuming to commit. The criminal will select a victim in advance by weighing the factors of financial gain, minimal risk and the ability to remain anonymous. Where you fall with in that continuum will determine the likelihood of becoming a victim. The first step is to realize that you control the protection of your property. Let’s cover three quick and easy methods to make yourself and your property a hard target. Lesson #1 – Place valuables and shopping bags in the trunk, lock your doors and set your alarm. If the car thief is walking the parking lot and checking door handles, chances are an unlocked car will be the easiest target,
and if you have valuables within view, it makes the crime more enticing. Lock picking, glass breaking and hot-wiring takes time and tends to draw attention, but if valuables are in view, the criminal may take the risk. Lesson #2 – Break down the boxes and place them directly in the trash can; keep your blinds or curtains closed and most importantly keep your doors and windows locked when you’re not home, and in the evenings. Many of us enjoy our electronics, furniture, jewelry and the souvenirs we’ve collected over the years. Each time we purchase new items the boxes sit out in front of our houses and can be observed by anyone driving down our street – those boxes are like a beacon to the watchful criminal. Keeping windows, and especially curtains, open can also be a visual invitation to enter your home. Lesson #3 – Place your identification, credit cards ad money close to your body and preferably under your clothing. While you’re touring around Europe and in crowded areas, keep your wallet in your front pocket
– it’s more noticeable if the pick-pocket attempts to dig in to your front pocket vice your back pocket, or jacket. And ladies, try using the smaller, more inconspicuous purses that you can sling over your neck and shoulder, and can keep under your jacket. Loose purses are the criminal’s easiest targets. These are just some simple tips to help disrupt the criminal’s attempts to take your property. With a little effort and a defensive attitude, you’ll stand a greater chance to avoid these unfortunate events that are largely avoidable.
Halloween Safety Tips Story by NAVSTA Rota Security Department
Children look forward to tricks, treats, and ghoulish garb but Halloween can be fraught with fright for parents. Candy is given out to our kids by potential strangers and legions of masked and costumed trick-or-treaters canvas our lawns. However, following a few safety tips can ensure safe fun for kids and candygivers alike. Do not allow a child to g o “ Tr i c k o r Treating” alone. Be sure older children take a friend and an adult accompanies young children. Plan and review with your children the route and behavior which is acceptable to you. Accompany your young children and agree on a specific time when older revelers must return home. Children should be cautioned that they
should not enter any home without prior permission or approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless they know the owner and have permission from their parents. Make sure all children carry a glow stick or wear reflective clothing. When the children are using facial masks, make sure that children can see and breathe properly and easily. All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant. Children should never approach any house that is not well lit and does not have a porch or “outside” light on. Children should be cautioned to run away from people who try to trick them with special treats and should be instructed to scream and make a scene if anyone tries to grab them or force them, in any way, to go with them. Parents should inspect all treats and dispose of anything
that seems to have been tampered with, has been opened, or is not wrapped. Make sure items that can cause choking (such as hard candies) are given to those of an appropriate age. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers in unusual garb can be scary and stressful for pets. Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations. Always walk. Never run across a street, don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble-seeing Trickor-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will. Consider fire safety when decorating. Do not overload electrical outlets with holiday lighting or special effects. Always keep Jack O’ Lanterns and hot electric lamps away from drapes, decorations, flammable materials or areas where children will be standing or walking. Candy givers must ensure a clear path from the street to their front door, and remove any valued decorative items that may get stolen or broken Children should be cautioned to remember any suspicious incidents and report them to their parents and/or security police at 911 or 727-2000/2001.
Dare to Be S c a r e d
October 21, 2010
NEX New School Lunch Program Story and Photos By Jan Hammond, Coastline
galley that was being used to support the school lunch program,” said NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Mosk. “Before hand we were spread too thin and now we have our resources going to the right place. They are now freed up to support our sailors, our airmen and our marines, and that helps our mission.” Mosk and Nelson feel confident the contractor will be successful in providing nutritious lunches for the DGF students, as they come highly experienced, serving thousands of meals on a daily basis to 55 schools throughout the area, as well as catering many events such as weddings and baptisms. Carolina Fernandez Zambrano, a contracted supervisor who also prepares and serves the food, said the American food is very different for them, but is working with the hospital dietician to make sure their menu conformed to United States Department of Agriculture guidelines. “Everything in the school lunch program is governed by USDA guidelines,” said Nelson. “They’ve seen what the galley serves, had the USDA meal guidelines translated and even had to get physicals and sanitation training from preventive medicine at the hospital.” Per the contract, the contractor must comply with American menu requirements, which are USDA certified with all of the nutritional values the USDA requires. They are given a menu meal plan to follow and buy all of their ingredients from the commissary, NEX or contracted food supplier. Even though the food is not made in the galley, it is the same ingredients and holds the same nutritional value as though it were made there. Complying with USDA rules are vital as they subsidize school lunch programs throughout the United States and DoDDS. “The full cost of the meals isn’t recouped DGF Elementary students eat lunch in the DGF Multi-Purpose Room during the first through selling meal tickets. Some children day of contracted meals, Oct. 12.
Something new is cooking in the David Glasgow Farragut School kitchen at Naval Station Rota. It’s called lunch. After years of school lunches being delivered to the school from the galley, Rota’s Navy Exchange took over the kitchen and hired a local contractor to supply this service. The galley relinquished its culinary duties Oct. 12 and Quiferzam S.L. took over, serving fresh, hot lunches, straight from the DGF kitchen. “One of the first things Capt. Mosk asked me when I got here a year ago was to get a school lunch contract,” said NAVSTA Rota Navy Exchange General Manager Rick Nelson. “We were looking for someone who was used to mass feeding, ideally someone who does school lunches.” Contracting meal services to Department of Defense Dependent Schools is not a new philosophy. Every other DoDDS, such as in Sigonella and Naples, already utilize NEX contractors for their lunch programs and it was just a matter of time before Rota followed suit. “This allows us to free up badly needed labor at the
An new contracted employee serves lunch to DGF Elementary students on the first day of taking over the school lunch program, Oct. 12.
eat free, some have reduced priced meals and others pay full price,” said Nelson. “We pay the contractor so much per meal so the difference is made up from the USDA school meal program.” Nelson said it took many people who devoted a lot of time and energy to make sure they got the right contractor and is looking for good objective feedback on how the transition is going. Parents are urged to ask their children about their lunches or come check them out themselves and send any feedback to Mr. Nelson himself at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Give us a chance and let’s get through the learning curve,” said Nelson. “It’s going to be successful and we are working hard at it.” Second grade student Sean Sloan would probably agree. “I liked the tacos the best,” said Sloan as he finished off his lunch. With a big smile he ran off to play saying he was looking forward for lunch tomorrow.
October 21, 2010
Foreclosure “Rescue” Scams on the Rise Story By Lt. Rebecca Oldfield-Frey, Judge Advocate General Corps, USN
As foreclosures become more common, so do foreclosure “rescue” scams. When an individual is facing foreclosure, it is important he or she knows how to recognize and protect himself or herself from the various types of foreclosure “rescue” scams. A foreclosure “rescue” scam begins when the individual facing foreclosure (the “mortgagor”) is approached by the scam artist. In one scenario, the scam artist offers to help the mortgagor avoid foreclosure for a small “fee.” Once the scam artist receives the fee, the scam artist will fill out some minimal paperwork (or may do nothing at all) and will disappear, leaving the mortgager without a solution and with less money. In another scenario, the scam artist offers to refinance the original loan. After filling out all of the paperwork, the mortgagor discovers that he has actually surrendered ownership of his or her home to the scam artist. In a third, similar “rescue” scam, the scam
artist offers to buy the house from the seller for a small fee and then let the mortgagor “rent” the house from the scam artist with the ability to buy it back over time. The rent often turns out to be more difficult to pay than the original mortgage, making the buy-back impossible, and the mortgagor loses possession. Under both the refinancing scam and the rent scam, the scam artist usually transfers ownership to themselves via a trust, leaving the mortgagor responsible for paying off a mortgage on a house that he or she no longer owns. How can a mortgagor facing foreclosure avoid these scams and others like them? First, if a rescue bailout seems too good to be true, it probably is. Second, if the mortgagor should be wary of companies or individuals approaching the mortgagor with offers to “help” the mortgagor out of foreclosure. It is always appropriate to ask for time to consider your options. There is no such thing as a “good deal”
that will disappear if the contract does not get signed immediately. Third, the mortgagor should carefully read every document before signing and consult with a legal assistance attorney if he or she has questions. So what steps should a mortgagor take when facing foreclosure? The mortgagor can try to refinance through a reputable company. Also, the mortgagor can contact his or her mortgage company directly. It is possible to negotiate with the mortgage company to set up a more feasible payment plan that will satisfy both the mortgagor and the lender. If neither refinancing nor negotiating is feasible, bankruptcy may be an option. While it does not stop a foreclosure, bankruptcy gives the mortgagor time to reorganize his finances. If an individual is considering bankruptcy, it is important to speak with an attorney. For additional legal assistance, you can consult with a legal assistance attorney at Naval Legal Service Office EURAFSWA at 727-2531.
FISCSI-Rota Sailors Perform Exceptionally Well During Deployment Story By Lt. Jeremy Grennan, FISCSI - Rota
For most of us, shore commands bring the stability of being at one location for an extended period of time. However, as operational tempo dictates, service members must leave the comforts of their home-away-from-home for forward deployment. Personnel attached to Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Sigonella – Rota are no exception to this fact. In February, five service members left Rota to assist as part of an Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Team in Djibouti and Bahrain. After checking into the command, Logistics Specialist 1st Class Edgar Montesramirez volunteered to lead the ELRT, which headed to the Shaikh-Isa Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Juliet Gilson was also part of the ELRT. Shaikh-Isa Air Base is located on the 240-square-mile island nation of Bahrain, situated off Saudia Arabia’s eastern coast. The operational tempo is very different: six days a week from Saturday through Thursday, and temperatures as high as 130 degrees.
Members of the ELRT supported Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force squadrons with an array of logistics services to include Depot Level Repairable movement, receipt and issue of stock, transportation of goods, postal operations, berthing, dining, and most vital, the procurement and distribution of over 2,000 cases of water daily. Being at the air base had its perks with its $4 haircuts, free dry cleaners and transit to the Naval Support Activity Bahrain; however, its location and mission requirements had some disadvantages such as limited communications. Though through it all, Monteramirez worked diligently to ensure the material needs of the base were being met. Early morning work schedules were tailored to avoid much of the strenuous heat. A tent became Monteramirez “home away from home…away from home.” Once establishing his new routine, he flourished and even considered extending a month. When asked if he would go back, he didn’t hesitate saying, “I’d go back.”
Around the same timeframe, another ELRT consisting of Lt. Jose Vargas, Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate Fuels David Freeman, Chief Logistics Specialist Eloi Garcia, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Derrick Kennon went to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Like Bahrain, the temperatures were high, but also created a health concern due to Malaria. The camp supported both port and aviation operations. Main duties for supply personnel in CLDJ included procurement, customer service and fuels distribution. Berthing and amenities consisted of outdoor heads, configured crew living units and tents. Whether on a ship, in the barracks, in a tent or in a crew living unit, home is where you lay your head. Different jobs will give you different perspectives and situations. So whether you are stationed at your hometown or at a home away from home away from home, learn and adapt to your environment. Even on land, a Sailor doesn’t have to feel like a fish out of water.
News Briefs CNO Releases 2011 Guidance WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations released his Guidance for 2011 to the fleet Oct. 18. Adm. Gary Roughead's CNO Guidance emphasizes the important issues regarding the future of naval operations. CNOG reaffirms Roughead's three focus areas: to build the future force, maintain the Navy's warfighting readiness, and develop and support Sailors, Navy civilians, and their families. Roughead also addresses the current challenges the Navy faces due to the resource constrained environment. To view CNOs 2011 Guidance, visit http://www.navy.mil/features/CNOG%20
Family Care Plan Change Addresses Custody Questions WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A recent change in Defense Department policy highlights why servicemembers and deployable civilians, who also are custodial parents, may want to seek legal help in arranging their children's care during deployment. DOD Instruction 1342.19, "Family Care Plans," was revised in May to require such plans from servicemembers and expeditionary civilians who have legal or joint custody of a minor child. The new policy requires these parents to attempt to obtain the consent of the noncustodial or adoptive parent to any family care plan that would leave the child in the custody of a third party. Each military branch has its own regulation covering family care plans, and the services are revising those regulations to comply with the DOD instruction. More than half of the 2.2 million U.S. men and women serving in the military are married, and 43.7 percent of the active duty force has at least one child. More than 1.7 million American children under the age of 18 have at least one parent in the military.
Navy Ball 2010
October 21, 2010
October 21, 2010
The Boston Comedy Festival's Operation Enduring Laughter military tour is coming to Champions on Saturday October 23rd at 9p.m.. Military tour veteran Joey Carroll and Festival favorite Kelly McFarland will join comedian and festival founder Jim McCue in entertaining the men and women in uniform. This show is free and open to ages 18 and older.
For more information on these and other cultural events, call COMREL at 727-2813.
Music Pablo Guitarro Tonight, Sala Milwaukee, 10:30 p.m., 5 euros. Indiana Tomorrow, Sala Milwaukee, 10:30 p.m., 3 euros.
Dance El Viejo Agujeta, Flamenco, Oct. 23 Rota, Hotel Playa, 9 p.m., 5 euros. Pablo Guitarro, Oct, 21 Puerto, Sala Milwakee, 10:30 p.m. Costa Rica National Dance Company, Oct. 25 Cadiz, Falla Theater, 10 p.
Until Oct. 30, Artifice Art Gallery, 2, Padilla
Street “Homenaje a S.W. Hayter”, Painting and Sculpture display by Julio Malvido On Going, Hotel Puerto Sherry, permanent exhibit of paintings by José Manuel Paredes. Until 1 Nov., Collective Painting exhibit, The Secrets of the wine of Jerez; at the Casino Bahía de Cádiz. Open from 7 p.m. daily. Until 31 Dec., Exhibit of archaeology and history of El Puerto in Sala Mueseo El Hospitalito
Holidays Nov. 1 - Spanish Holiday
Drink Jerez Gonzalez Byass Bodega Everyday at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sandeman Bodega Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Harvey’s Bodega Weekdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the hour, Sat. noon. El Puerto de Santa Maria Osborne Bodega Weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
Arts Until Oct. 24, La Bomba Art Gallery, Carlos III Avenue “Visibilidart VI”. Art display and dance Until Nov. 1, Palacio Provincial, Plaza de España “Follow Me”, Photos by Wang Qing Song
Taxi Fares Naval Base - Rota (downtown) Mon.-Fri 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. – 4.30 euros, weekend/holidays 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 5.10 euros. Base Housing - Rota (downtown) Palmeras: 7 and 8.10 euros, Las Flores: 9 and 10.50 euros Base - El Puerto train station Daytime 20 euros, evenings 24 euros. Base-Jerez airport Daytime 47 euros, evenings 57 euros. Base - Sevilla airport Daytime 143 euros; evenings 171 euros. If you request taxi service by phone call add 0.50 euro cents. For more info call the taxi office at 956-82-2929 or 956-84-0085.
October 21, 2010
October 21, 2010
VISTA / TRAVEL / MUSIC / DANCE / FILM / COMEDY / FAMILY / LIVE / ART / FOOD / DRINK
Photos By NEX Photo Shop
ailors at Naval Station Rota celebrated the United States Navy's 235th Birthday with a formal dinner and ball at Hacienda Las Beatillas in El Puerto de Santa Maria Oct. 15. More than 360 service members from across the Iberian Peninsula were joined by Spanish Navy and local officials and the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Andorra, Alan D. Solomont to honor 57 years of intercultural cooperation with the Kingdom of Spain. The evening also paid homage to the proud heritage and service of the Navy.
VISTA / TRAVEL / MUSIC / DANCE / FILM / COMEDY / FAMILY / LIVE / ART / FOOD / DRINK
"We are a maritime Nation, whose Navy has defended this great country throughout its history. From the days of wooden ships and mighty battleships, to nuclear and littoral
combat ships, we have answered the call call to duty."
Capt. Bill Mosk NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer
October 21, 2010
October 21, 2010
Rota Pumps it Up, At Second Annual Bodybuilding Championship Story and Photos By Jan Hammond, Coastline
To be a bodybuilder requires discipline. It requires a strong mind and hard work. For the four women and seven men who competed in MWR’s 2nd Annual Bodybuilding Championship Oct. 16 at the Rota Fitness center, it meant being a winner. “We host the Bodybuilding Competition to give our Sailors and family members an ultimate goal,” said Stephanie Whipple, Naval Station Rota MWR fitness coordinator. “Training for this type of competition takes dedication and a lot of time.” Although most of the participants were from the Rota community, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kip Parquet flew in from Bahrain to compete this year. Having competed in body building events since 2001, Parquet was a wealth of information to his fellow competitors. “You go out there and do your best. You diet hard, you train hard, and you come out having fun,” said Parquet, first place winner in the Men’s Light Heavy Division. “Everyone who steps out on stage is automatically a winner because you took time out to train and diet and transform your body to become something you want to be.” Whipple said training for this type of event takes dedication and a lot of time, and for many it is a level of fitness not many can say they have achieved. Mike Robinson, who has been competing off and on for the past seven years, and was (Above) Chief Warrant Officer Kip Parquet, Bahrain harbor patrol unit security, took first place in the Men’s Light Heavy division of the MWR Bodybuilding championship, Oct. 16. (Right) Female participants line up for judging during MWR’s second annual Bodybuilding championship. (Far Right) Mike Robinson, Zion Mah’kai Robinson and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Lakia Robinson pose with their trophies during the awards presentation. Mike won second place in the Men’s Light Heavy division, Lakia won third place in t h e Wo m e n ’s a n d Zion won the hearts of the audience (and a trophy) for his inspirational performance. Mike and Lakia also brought home a trophy for their couples performance.
last year’s first place winner, said it is a lot of hard work at the gym. “I trained three months, four to five days a week, with moderate weight, high repetitions and super-sets,” said Robinson. “During the last three weeks, I had to get strict with my diet with very low carbs, close to no salt and plenty of rest to recover.” For Robinson, it is a family affair. Robinson’s wife, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Lakia Robinson, who works at the Fleet Mail Center, took second place in the women’s category last year and their son, ten year old Zion Mah’kai Robinson, provided a special performance and brought the crowd to a standing ovation. Lakia said as a mother of three sons, she knew she had to be in the best shape to keep up with her boys. And in the back of her mind, she always wanted to compete in figure competitions by the time she reached her thirties. “I wanted to be an example to all mothers,” said Lakia. “Encouraging them to be proud of their bodies and to send the message that fitness is and should be an everyday part of life.” As for Zion, seeing his father on stage planted the seed for the beginning of a future bodybuilder. Zion, who did four pull-ups on a fireplace stoker at the age of six-months, performed to inspire other kids they can get fit and not to be shy, but rather be confident
CL and to be yourself. “I am so proud of Zion Mah’kai and love his attitude and approach to the concept of health and fitness,” said his father. “I plan to watch him in the Olympics some day, helping to bring nations together and support other youth in reaching their fitness goals” But not everyone was a repeat competitor, as U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain Hospital Corpman Michael Mimms competed in his very first bodybuilding competition, and brought home a third place trophy in the Men’s Middle Weight Category. Mimms decided to get into bodybuilding after leaders in his chain of command encouraged him to give it a try. He said he was pretty nervous when he first stepped out on stage but was grateful for the assistance Whipple and the other bodybuilders gave about posing. “The group of guys here were really great, laughing and joking around right before we would go on-stage and giving each other high fives,” said Mimms. “They brought me up from being really nervous to feeling good.” There was also a 1,000 Pound Club competition, where the strongest of strongmen competed to see who could lift the most weight. As the weight continued to be added, the final results left Information Specialist Second Class (SW) Mark Hartman from NCTAMS taking first place, lifting a total of 1,090 pounds with a close second going to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Europe Security Force Peter Lucier, at 1,085 pounds and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class William Ward of MSRON 6 taking third with 1,070 pounds. Whipple said she would love to see this event grow and encourages anyone, novice or amateur, to challenge themselves and see what they can do with hard work and try this event next year. Mimms said he will probably compete in next years competition. “If you love working out, body building is really fun and motivating,” said Mimms. “Just getting compliments and praises for it is awesome.”
October 21, 2010
(Above Left) Information Systems Technician Jason Youngblood, NCTAMS, and Mike Robinson strike a pose for the judges during the competition. (Above Right) Competitors of the Men’s Middle category strike a pose for the judges. (Left) Information Systems Technician Mark Hartman, NCTAMS, puts his muscles to the test as he performs a squat lift during the 1,000 pound portion of the Bodybuilding competition. Hartman won first place with a total weight lifted of 1,090 pounds.
October 21, 2010
Basque Country - A Land to Discover (Chapter II) Story By Manuel Alba, COMREL Advisor Photo By Culture, Gobierno Vasco
The Basque Country, or Euskadi, is a Spanish autonomous community, bordering the Bay of Biscay and France. It is composed by the provinces of Alava, Guipuzcoa and Vizcaya. This week I will talk about Vizcaya.
VIZCAYA Vizcaya is a province of the Basque Country with the capital of Bilbao, Bilbo in Euskera, and is one of the most prosperous and important provinces of Spain. Today, industrial activity has given way to an important activity in the service sector. The climate is temperate, oceanic, with plenty of cloud cover throughout the year. May 19, 2010, the city of Bilbao was recognized with the Lee Kuan Yee World City Award, considered the “Nobel” of cities. Bilbao has been the economic hub of the Basque Country mainly due to trade at its port. Its economy is based primarily on mining and steel industry, with the creation of banks such as BBVA and BBK. Bilbao’s push for increased tourism began with the opening of the Guggenheim Museum. It should be noted that the old town has many buildings and monuments and palaces which deserve special mention: Palacio Chavarri, Palacio Euskalduna, Palacio de la Diputacion Foral, Arriaga Theater, Campos Eliseos Theater, Guggenheim Museum, Archaelogical and Historical Basque Museum, Hesperia Hotel, Santiago Cathedral, Our lady of Begoña Basilica, San Anton Church and more, make Bilbao an extremely attractive and interesting city. Bilbao City Hall values their sprawling green lawns and gardens as an important city resource. Among the major parks of the
Ria de Bilbao
city are Doña Casilda Park, Etxebarria Park, Europa Park and Sarriko Park of no lesser beauty. In the early twentieth century, the need to unite the historical city with new housing developments outside brought about the construction of several bridges. Noted for their originality are the Zubizuri Bridge, Deusto Bridge, City Hall Bridge, Arenal Bridge among others. Bilbao’s cuisine focuses on sea products, especially eels, cod, hake and squid. The chacoli, a white wine
with denomination of origin, dominates in drinks. The main celebration in Bilbao is “La Semana Grande” is held each August. In 2009, it was chosen as one of the ten Treasures of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Spain. The city of Bilbao has a lot to offer you and is now within your reach. Share with friends and family all the charms of this city.
October 21, 2010
October 21, 2010
Chaplains, Ready to Serve and Support
Chaplains “Facilitate, Provide, Care, and Advise.” These are what the Navy calls the “four core competencies” of its chaplains. In simple English, this means these functions are why we exist – what we do for the Navy and its families, both generally, and specifically for Naval Station Rota and those it supports. In the following weeks, let’s take a look at each of these four “mission areas,” so that you might Chaplain Stephen Fisher have a better idea of how your chaplains are ready to serve and support you. “Facilitation” – “One day a Catholic, a Jew, a Presbyterian, a Baptist, and a Muslim went out for ice cream…” sounds like the beginning of a joke. But this was simply an experience I had one day at my basic training at
Chaplains’ school in Newport, RI. (By the way, I was the Presbyterian). This experience (and many like it) demonstrated to me the tolerance and friendship possible in our culture between members of quite divergent faiths. This is foundational to our commitment to “facilitation.” Certainly, as an evangelical Christian, I do not compromise my own faith, and remain committed to the uniqueness and necessity of faith in Christ. Nonetheless, it remains my responsibility as a chaplain, in support of the constitution, to ensure that individuals from any and every religious background have the same civic freedom and opportunity to worship according to their faith. Specifically, religious facilitation at Rota entails identifying local English-speaking congregations of various denominations and religions, to ensure that the widest range of religious services is accessible to the Rota community. We maintain information about
Call the Chapel at 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events.
Evening Adult Bible Study
This adult Bible Study led by Mike Cannon begins with a meal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings with group study from 7 - 8 p.m.
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
Develop a deeper relationship with God by learning and understanding the mind of Christ, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. Child care is provided.
Catholic Confession and Weekday Mass
Confession is scheduled to be held Sundays, 11 - 11:45 a.m. and weekday Catholic Mass is scheduled to be held Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri, noon, at the Capilla and Wed, 11:30 a.m. at the Hospital Chapel.
PWOC Bible Study
The PWOC meet Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for Bible study, fellowship and food. All are welcome and childcare is free.
English-speaking Catholic, Protestant, Latter-Day Saint, Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i, and Hindu communities within 90 minutes of Rota. Additional opportunities exist in the area for those who speak Spanish. We also stand ready to assist members of any religious background, if qualified, to become “lay leaders” of their particular faith, and as such to establish new religious services as part of Rota’s larger chapel program. In short, it remains our duty and responsibility to ensure that Rota’s population has the ability to practice their faith - whatever it may be. If you ever need assistance in finding an opportunity to practice your faith, whatever your faith may be, please contact the chaplains’ office where we will be happy to “facilitate.” If you would like to speak with a chaplain for any reason please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.
October 21, 2010
El Corte Inglés, Everything You Need For Halloween
This year El Corte Inglés has everything you need for Halloween: A big variety of costumes as well as all the decorations and little favors. Shopping at El Corte Inglés is easy since you can do it on the internet at www.elcorteingles.es. Shipping time is 24 to 48 hours, but remember to use your Spanish address. If you prefer, you can shop directly at El Corte By Karen Lucas, Coastline Publisher Inglés in Jerez or Cádiz, whichever is easier for you. If you decide to go to one of the stores, it may be a good idea to check out the selection on line first to make things easier. El Corte Inglés is the largest and most important Spanish department store and is a guarantee of quality and customer service.
Restaurante Bar Jamón will be closing for renovations Oct. 25 until Nov. 3. They will be redecorating and preparing a new menu. In spite of the rain Columbus Day weekend, Monkey Week was deemed a success. A total of 487 accredited professionals and 404 musicians from 102 bands attended and put on 112 concerts. Approximately 3,500 people attended daily; a 17 percent increase over last year’s first edition of Monkey Week. These figures make Monkey Week a national reference of a showcase festival along the lines of SXSW in Austin, Texas and Eurosonic in Groningen, Holland. Now the preparations start for next year. El Dragón de Oro in Rota is open again after their vacation. El Dragón de Oro offers Chinese buffet daily and is located right by the Hands statue.
Do you like roasted chicken? El Palacio del Pollo Dorado has great rotisserie roasted chicken always available when they are open and they offer lemon and garlic roasted chicken as well as jumbo chicken wings with their special spices if you call ahead and pre-order. Delicious! El Palacio del Pollo Dorado was a regular advertiser several years back and they became very popular with people from base. El Palacio del Pollo Dorado is located just around the corner from Hotel La Parrita on the street Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Rota. Cut out their ad on page 7 and keep it for reference. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an e-mail to Karen@ coastline.e.telefonica.net or give me a call at 607-564132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
have no direct impact or control over. There are simple things you can do to be a more responsible energy efficient person at work and at home. First and foremost, prudently control your air-conditioning settings, and make sure it is turned off when no one is around or by turning off the lights when you leave a room, or unplugging appliances or power cords when not using them. Battery chargers for your mobile phone or camera left plugged in when not in use can use as much electricity as your refrigerator. Computers are always a hot topic when discussing energy conservation. Many computers hibernate when not used to reduce their energy consumption. To even further your energy savings, it is best to turn off your home computer and screen when not using it. But for security reasons, NCTAMS requests government computers be left on at night so software patches to our workstations can be securely installed.
We can save energy by turning off at the end of the workday devices such as monitors, speakers, printers or any other devices drawing power. Ask yourself, do I keep my eyes and ears open for ways to save energy? Is there new technology available that would help energy savings in my area? Is there another way of doing my work that would be more energy efficient? Would an equipment overhaul or other largescale project make a difference in energy consumption? Meet with their respective Building Energy Monitor, colleagues and supervisors to discuss new ideas and start putting them in motion, investigate new technology, seek funding for a major project, or just try a new process to slim down energy use. A 5K energy run is scheduled for Nov. 1 at the base Gym. Call Petty Officer Harvey at 727-2603 for more information on the event. You will also find a table at the NEX entrance October 25-29 with energy give-aways.
October is Energy Awareness Month Story By David Barbosa, Energy Manager NAVFAC EURAFSWA (PWD)
October is Energy Awareness Month, and time to think of saving energy and understand how critical energy consumption is. The Government is committed to energy conservation, based on finite financial and natural resources, as well as energy security issues. To comply, Naval Station Rota plans to reduce the energy consumption at least 3 percent every year, along with an increase in the use of renewable energy resources by implementing an Energy Savings Performance Contract to save more than $1 million each year, developing a $4 million Energy Conservation Initiative Project to install solar panels in 35 buildings, developing several fast-payback small projects that will be implemented by our shops, like installing light sensors, or replacing low efficiency lights, and several other initiatives. We all can demonstrate this commitment in the effort that each of us makes to reduce energy consumption every day. Energy conservation is a topic many feel they
October 21, 2010
NMCRS Baby Basics and Breastfeeding Class
UMUC Fall Session Registration
Oct. 20 and Dec. 15, 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the Health Promotion Kitchen. Contact NMCRS at 727-1614 to sign-up, seating is limited.
OCSC Sangria Social
The Officer and Civilian Spouses' Club, a Spanish and American spouse's club focused on social activities, will be hosting the annual Sangria Social Oct. 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 942 Glorieta de Huelva. All Officer and Civilian (GS-7 and above) spouses are encouraged to attend. Please bring a dish or dessert. Come join us! More information available on Facebook: OCSC Rota.
Red Cross Golf Tournament
The American Red Cross is scheduled to hold a golf tournament Oct. 22. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with shotgun starts at noon and prizes will be given. Come out and support your local American Red Cross.
Marine Corps Birthday Sale
Registration deadline for UMUC’s second fall session face-to-face classes is Oct. 30. Don’t wait for the last minute and take advantage of this opportunity to get your education. Call 727-2917 for more information.
UMUC Testing Available
CLEP, DSST. Excelsior and Pearson Vue testing is now available at UMUC. For more information call 727-2917.
ERAU Online Classes
Don't have the time or flexibility to attend face to face classes to obtain a certificate or degree? Classes start the 15th of every month (except December) and run for 12 weeks. To request a list of available classes, please contact our office at 727-2984 and/or via email email@example.com.
UMUC Graduate Programs Available
Come celebrate the Marine Corps birthday at the Thrift Shop Nov. 8, 10, and 12. All Marine Corps active duty and retired members receive their items for $1 a bag plus their first bag of items free. All other branches of service will receive their bagged items for $3 a bag. Bag sale excludes electronics, costumes, and baby clothing.
Get a graduate degree in Counseling, Management Information Systems, Public Administration and Information Technology from UMUC. UMUC-Europe also offers Graduate Certificate Programs in eight specialized areas. For more information on Graduate degrees or Certificates from UMUC Europe go to www.ed.umuc.edu, stop by the UMUC office in Bldg. 3293 or call us at 727-2917.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Masters Degree in Human Relations
Budget For Baby Class
AA meetings are scheduled every Wednesday, 7 p.m. at bldg, 575. Call 649-134248 for more information. This class helps expectant parents plan for their new baby by providing resources to become more aware of the costs related to the birth of a child and how to make better financial choices. Participants receive a Junior Sea Bag containing Gerber products and other free items. Sign up at the NMCRS office in bldg. 3293 or call 727-1614 for more information.
Relay For Life Leadership Positions Available
Earn your Masters in Human Relations through the University of Oklahoma in as little as 16-24 months. Call Trevor Sloan at 727-2799 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Active duty spouses who want to go to school and don’t know where to get the money can come into the NMCRS to apply for an interest free loan. This is an overseas only program, so take advantage while you are here. Call 7271614 to make an appointment today.
If you would like to stand and fight back against cancer and want to help at a local level, we’re looking to fill leadership and planning positions for the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Rota. If interested contact Molly Croft at email@example.com or Heidi Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed For College and Career Fair
Calling All Amateur Radio Operators
Free and Reduced Student Meals
If you are a FCC licensed FCC Amateur Radio Operator, interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator or joining the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System, contact Blane Wilson at 727-4087.
DGF is looking for volunteers to represent your alma mater at our annual College and Career Fair scheduled for 2 – 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Contact marcy.bond@ eu.dodea.edu or 727-4181 for more information. DGF School Year 2010/11 student meal applications are now being accepted. For more information contact the DGF Military Liaison Officer at 7274444/4185 or visit www.fns.usda.gov.
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Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
School Transition Workshop
Winning Business Resumes
Ten Steps to Federal Employment
Oct. 21, 3 - 4 p.m. If you have students moving to a new duty station, this seminar is for you. Learn the important steps transferring from one school district to another. Ask about transcripts, state requirements and resources. Oct. 22, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Federal government is the largest employer in America! This class will cover the steps you need to make the challenging process of landing a Federal job an achievable goal.
Federal Resume Preparation Lecture
Oct. 25, 10 - 11 a.m. Target your federal resume to highlight your qualifications to HRO and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility, and the special requirements of a federal resume.
Step by Step to College Admission
Oct. 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to register for college level courses or adult education & training programs. Learn to how to get free money for college.
Daddy Boot Camp
Oct. 26, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Now that the news has sunk in, come join us to learn how to be a better dad and some tricks of the trade.
Oct. 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Ten seconds. That is the average time your resume will receive. Discover the key elements on a resume and how to catch the employer’s eye. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job. Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you are currently taking Spanish and need extra help, come to our new one-on-one Spanish Tutorials. What ever your goal or level, join us to learn and practice your Spanish. In these one on one sessions you will get personalized tutorials based on your needs.
ABC's of Home Buying
Oct. 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Looking for real estate? Familiarize yourself with the process of buying a home and prepare yourself to make wise and informed decisions on one of the largest investments you will ever make.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – noon. Do you have a current job announcement and need your resume reviewed? If so drop off or email your resume with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your resume with one of our specialists.
After School Scholars Volunteer Opportunity
The Fleet and Family Support Center and David Glasgow Farragut Elementary are preparing for another year of After School Scholars. The program was a success last year, instilling a love of reading by providing a fun experience for kindergarten through third-grade students. We are improving the program to fit the students and tutors needs to assist tutors to better manage command responsibilities while continuing to volunteer. Our goal is to have two tutors to every student, allowing students to have continuity in the program and volunteers to have the flexibility to perform job responsibilities. If you are interested in mentoring through the After School Scholars Program, please come by the FFSC or call 727-3232 to pick-up an application or receive further information. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 25. Orientation will be held at the DGF Elementary School from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. on October 21 with the first day scheduled for Oct. 28 from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in the DGF elementary school library.
October 21, 2010
R e s p i r a t o r y C a r e We e k : Who Gives a Huff
By HM2 Kiam M. Junio, Certified Respiratory Therapist
Photo By MC1 (SW) Paul Cage
Have you ever been diagnosed with, or know someone with asthma? Do you smoke, or have been affected by secondhand smoke? Have you ever found it difficult to catch your breath after exercise? Do you snore or find yourself waking up frequently at night, causing you to be tired all day? Almost everyone can say ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions. However, not many people seek the help they may need. Whether you want to control your breathing, smoking habits, or sleep, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota’s Respiratory Therapists are here to help. This year, the American Association for Respiratory Care has set Oct. 24 - 30 to celebrate Respiratory Care Week. This year’s theme, “Inspire – It’s What Respiratory Therapists Do!” serves to highlight the role of RT’s in healthcare, and also raise awareness about various lung illnesses and prevention strategies. So what exactly does being an RT entail? We are healthcare professionals whose jobs cross all aspects of medicine. We do anything from helping deliver premature babies, teach kids how to use their asthma medications, test adults for obstructive or restrictive lung diseases, to manning ventilators – machines that breathe for patients too weak or sick to do so for themselves. RT’s are also an integral part of any resuscitation team. If someone stops breathing or has a heart attack, oftentimes an RT will be there to ensure airway and breathing access. RT’s also work directly with doctors to coordinate care for patients with breathing medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Basically we are experts at breathing. What can we do to celebrate Respiratory Care Week? First of all, take a huge, deep breath, and think of all the effects this seemingly simple action does for you. Breathing is a cycle initiated by the body’s need for oxygen. Though you may not feel it, your body’s cells are always doing work. For them to do so, they need oxygen as fuel. When the brain senses that the body is working hard and needs oxygen, it tells your diaphragm and intercostal (rib) muscles to move down and out, creating space within your lungs. This open space acts like an accordion to pull in air from outside, through your nose or your mouth, and into your chest. When the air arrives into the deepest parts of your lungs, oxygen particles are exchanged for carbon dioxide. The oxygen goes into the blood to feed your cells, and the carbon dioxide is exhaled into the atmosphere. Your brain sends this signal 12 to 20 times a minute, or faster if the body is doing more work.
Loly Vazquez, and occupational health nurse at USNHRS administers a lung spirometry test to USNHRS Commanding Officer Capt. Donna Styles during the hospitals recent health fair. The test sees how well a patient can breathe and diagnosis different lung diseases.
Breathing is the key to life, which is why smoking is so harmful – it is counterintuitive to the body’s breathing mechanism. Rather than inhaling fresh oxygen, smoking brings harmful chemicals such as tar into the lungs. Tar is often left behind in the lungs, which disrupts the oxygen exchange. Think of a car’s windshield covered with bugs and dust. You can’t see very well through it, can you? This is similar to your lungs covered in tar. Unfortunately, the lungs do not have windshield wipers. USNHRS Respiratory Therapy department can help you find resources to quit smoking. The Respiratory Therapy department can also help
control your asthma. Did you know that asthma is the most diagnosed disease in children? Did you also know that asthma patients are supposed to be seen every year to reassess their condition and medications? Call the RT department at 727-3167 if you have a history of asthma to schedule your annual update. For any questions regarding smoking cessation, asthma teaching and intervention, lung testing, sleep apnea, or if you have any other curiosities about your lungs, contact us. Remember, breathing is essential, and RT’s are here to help you breathe better.
October 21, 2010
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October 21, 2010
M O V I E S
October 21, 2010
Thanks for the
CW4 Ron Herb The Rota Sports Reporter by
For the last year, we here at RSR have had a chance to voice our opinion on many sports related topics. Some columns point out fairly obvious things (as we have been often called “students of the obvious”), others tried to bring attention to things we feel are not given their appropriate due, but the vast majority were just attempts to create conversation and voice different points of view. We here at RSR cannot think of a better way to state what we think is worth debating and provided our point of view. RSR thinks the Dallas Cowboys are the clear under achievers of the 2010 season. But RSR wants to be fair in our bashing of the Cowgirls and point out something positive about this season. Their “superstar” players should be healthy for the Pro Bowl, as they will have about five weeks off prior to that game - plus they might be able to get good seats to the Super Bowl being
played in their new stadium. RSR thinks Reggie Bush should get the good guy award this year. Sure, it looks pretty clear he took extra stuff during his time at USC, but to give back the Heisman Trophy... WOW. The fact his mother may have driven around L.A. in a Hummer she didn’t pay for has nothing to due with the fact he was clearly the best player on the field that year. USC should have stepped up and took the scholarship hits they deserve. Maybe Bush isn’t the good guy award winner, since what he did appears to have been illegal, but it didn’t provide an unfair advantage to him. RSR thinks eight man high school football is pretty cool. More field to cover with less defenders (think can’tmiss tackling) must be a chore from a coaching perspective. As a fan, the chance for big plays is greatly enhanced. Go Admirals! RSR thinks pitching is back. Now
Ned the Gnome bids adieu as CW4 Ron Herb, Rota's Sports Reporter, goes off into the sunset after writing his final sports article. For the past year, RSR has delighted the Coastline readers with his quick wit, bold predictions and provocative insight into the wide world of sports. Fair winds and following seas RSR, and thanks for the memories.
that the homer-era seems to have past us by, pitching is again in vogue. A lot of conversation about all the no-hitters being thrown recently makes it pretty clear to RSR that contact hitters are still under used and will be the ticket to counter pitching on a daily basis. That is not what puts fans in the seats though. It’s a shame most fans would rather watch Ryan Howard K 3 times, fly out to right field, and then homer than see Jose Reyes go 3-5 with two singles, a SB, 3 runs, and a triple. If RSR is coaching, we know where we stand. Joe Pa, you have to be done. Sure
Penn State is a top 25 type of team and major recruits still want to go to LBU, but come on! You are 83. RSR thinks he clearly is the Head Coach unlike his most commonly named rival Bobby Bowden (who took naps all day at FSU) while Paterno worked. RSR biggest issue with Paterno is he is screwing up the bell curve for Social Security. If he can coach football until his mid 80’s, how old will RSR have to be to get their check? Payton Manning is the best quarterback of all time. Yeah, yeah we hear all those arguments for the other guys.
CL Just watch him. That’s all; just watch him. The fact he is the only current QB that basically calls his own plays should be enough. Unitas only had to beat 11 players and a head coach. Manning out-thinks 11 players, a head coach, a defensive Coordinator, five assistants, three guys in the booth, head sets, instant replay, get the picture? RSR thinks the Miami Heat will be America’s Anti-Team. Everyone is going to love to take them down this year. But that may only happen 20-25 times. Does anyone really think Tiger is done? RSR doesn't. RSR thinks the NCAA Football playoff system is a lot like American Energy dependence. We all know a playoff system, wind power, recycling, and solar energy are good for us, but the short term loss of money and the amount of work required make both seem a stretch too far. RSR thinks the opportunity to write this column every couple of weeks for the last year has been one of the best things about living in Spain (that and those tasty green peppers). The people we have met and the things we have seen have won a place in our collective hearts. As we sign off for the last time, remember that sports at its purest elements is about effort, teamwork, goal settings, growth, and winning/losing all of which are traits that can be found in almost every aspect of life. Remember that when you watch, coach, and cheer on the kids. Plus, what else are you going to talk about when you are 45 besides the night you went off for 28 points in High School against your arch rival or the 25 foot putt you actually made on your golfing vacation to Florida. As always, play it hard, play it fair.
October 21, 2010
The nine Rota Tiburones who were able to make it to the Lakenheath swim meet take a break to pose for a photo. The team won a total of 10 individual events and established new qualifying Champs times.
Tiburones Triumph During Lakenheath Meet
Story and Photo By Capt. John Freeman, Tiburones
Despite 11 swimmers not being able to make it to the Lakenheath, England meet because of the Spanish strike, the Rota Tiburones small contingent of nine swimmers set the pool on fire. The Tiburones showed their competitive nature against Lakenheath, SHAPE and a local English team from Ipswich. Rota swimmers won a total of 10 individual events. In addition, new champs qualifying times were established by Cristina Sanchez in the 200 Individual Medley and 200 Free, Alejandro Sanchez in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and Luis Sanchez in the 50 breast. The 15-19 team of Paul Freeman, Julia Freeman, Cristina Sanchez and Stephen Freeman also won both the medley and free relays by convincing margins.
Others participating in the meet were Emma Bond, Daniel Freeman and Elizabeth Lamb, who all experience swimming with the older kids as they "aged-up" to swim in the 11-12 relays with Luis Sanchez. The Tiburones next meet is scheduled for Oct. 22-23 against Lisbon, Portugal, Berlin and Naples, Italy.
Event Winners Stephen Freeman (50 free, 100 free, 100 breaststroke Alejandro Sanchez (100 breaststroke,100 fly, 200 Individual Medley) Cristina Sanchez (200 free, 200 Individual Medley) Paul Freeman (100 Fly) Julia Freeman (200 Individual Medley)
October 21, 2010
Homecoming: Then and Now
(Above)Tim Morgan, of the DGF Admirals, zooms past the Menwith Hill team on the 40 yard line to score one of many touchdowns during the homecoming football game, Oct. 16.(Photo/ Lisa Soares) (Right) Homecoming King, Jacob Baker and Homecoming Queen Ashley Stedge, pose for a photo at the Homecoming dance. (Below) The senior class decorates their float for the homecoming parade.
Story and Photos By Lydia Payne DGF Coastline Intern
The Homecoming tradition started in college communities in the 1910's and became popular in the United States in the 1920's. Universities organized events to raise school spirit through pep rallies, dances, parades and speeches. The term "homecoming" originated in Kansas in 1911, when the University of Kansas' Athletic Director encouraged former students to "come home" to support their football team. This year, the DGF Admirals football team played against
Menwith Hill for their homecoming game Oct. 16. DGF students preceded the game with spirit week, a pep rally and a parade from housing to the base football field. DGF's football team beat Menwith Hill 56-35, and a CandyLand themed homecoming dance followed. Gannon Soares, Admirals football team captain, said, "Saturday, from the game all the way to the end of the homecoming dance, was truly a time that I will never forget."
October 21, 2010
(Above Left) Spectators watch as Dustin Peris, DGF's first string place kicker, sends the ball flying down the field during the homecoming game kickoff, Oct. 16. (Above Right) DJ Jeasy P spins the tunes at the Homecoming dance held at the DGF MultiPurpose Room, Oct. 16. (Left) Narisa Sterling sits on her dadâ€™s shoulders and watches the game.
October 21, 2010