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The Coastline November 14, 2013

Volume 23, Issue 44

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U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Commissaries Agency-wide Scanning I.D. Cards By DeCA Public Affairs Division

FORT LEE, Va. - Rota’s commissary began scanning I.D. cards Wednesday as part of a program launched in October by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). Commissaries agency-wide will scan customers’ Department of Defense I.D. cards at checkouts as DeCA continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit. The commissary at Fort Lee, Va., became the first store to scan I.D. cards on Oct. 22 as the first part of an agency-wide rollout to all stores that began Nov. 10 and will be completed by mid-January. Commissary shoppers are used to showing their I.D. cards to establish their eligibility to use the commissary. By scanning the I.D. at checkout, DeCA will no longer need to maintain any personal information on customers in its computer systems, such as the system used for customers who write checks. Scanning will also help improve the commissary benefit for all patrons, according to Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and CEO. “In addition to verifying customers as authorized commissary patrons, we’ll gain information that will give us a

better understanding of our patrons, allowing the agency to provide the commissary benefit more effectively and efficiently,” Jeu said. Cross-referenced with other DoD data, the scan data will give DeCA useful information about patron usage, by military service, along with customer demographics that does not identify specific personal data of an individual. This will eventually help the agency identify shopping needs and preferences - information that is essential in today’s retail business environment. It will also allow more accurate reporting to the military services on commissary usage. The demographic information DeCA will use is strictly limited to: card I.D. number, rank, military status, branch of service, age, household size and ZIP codes of residence and duty station. DeCA will not be using any personal information such as names, addresses or phone numbers. “The methods, processes and information we’ll use will not compromise our customers’ privacy – they can be sure of that,” Jeu said. “We’re putting technology to work to better understand our customers and ensure the commissary benefit continues to remain relevant to them

now and in the future.” Commissary customers are reminded that they must have a valid I.D. card. If a DoD I.D. card is expired, patrons will not be able to check out at the commissary. For more information on I.D. card scanning, go to http:// www.commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/ id_card_scanning.cfm.

USNHRS Holds Annual Veterans Day Health Fair By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

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U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain (USNHRS) honored veterans in Spain by holding a Veterans Day Family Health Fair at the hospital Nov. 7 Various departments presented issues specific to the veteran population including benefits, health classes and treatment options. Hospital staff also treated attendees to a homemade lunch. Preventative health services such as blood pressure screenings and flu vaccines were made available as well. 

 The guest speaker for the ceremony was USNHRS’s Commanding Officer Capt. Michial Warrington.

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“As active duty members we are blessed with the ability to serve our country as well as to serve those who have worn the cloth of our nation, a grateful nation,” said Warrington. “I thank you [veterans] for being the giants who[se] shoulders we have stood on and assure you that it will continue, Happy Veterans Day.” Prior to the afternoon event, Rota’s Retired Activities Office convened a special retiree seminar. NAVSTA Rota’s Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari kicked off the event by updating retirees on the status of the base and retiree benefits in Rota. Representatives from the RAO, legal and the chapel also spoke to the retirees regarding benefits and claims available to retirees, details on filing documents and preparing for the future. Retired Master-at-Arms Chief Ed Fisher said that these events are beneficial to retired members because it allows them to receive firsthand training and gives them a chance to reunite with some old friends. “This was an excellent event,” said Fisher. “As a Navy leader, it was my priority to take care of my Sailors. It is good to know that the base is taking the same approach with its veterans. It was an honor for me to attend this event and I look forward to the next one.”

Above: U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain (USNHRS) Commanding Officer Capt. Michial Warrington, center, retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Terry Metz, left, and Hospitalman Apprentice Justin Martini, right, conduct a cake cutting to conclude the Veterans Day Family Health Fair and Retiree Seminar, Nov. 7. Left: Naval Station Rota, Spain Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari updates retirees on the base plans and benefits of retirees during the Retiree Seminar held prior to the Veteran's Day Family Health Fair. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston and Morgan Over)

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Giving a Little Can Go a Long Way Every fall, over 180 locally administered Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC) raise more than $250 million from generous federal employees to support thousands of charitable organizations. This year, the government shutdown and furloughs have impacted critical fundraising efforts, and our numbers this year are considerably lower at this point of the campaign than last year. There are thousands of nonprofits that depend on CFC funding and are in jeopardy of having Capt. Greg S. Pekari to cut programs and services to COMNAVACT Spain those who need it most, including affected military families. CFC is an opportunity to give to the charity of your choice.

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It's a time frame to figure out where your heart lies in relation to giving, and to know that if you donate your money it can go to one or a variety of organizations of your choosing. It could come right back to your base for morale and welfare programs, it can help animals or the environment, or it can even go to a charity that deals with cancer. Any donation helps, including one time gifts. Many of the organizations cannot continue to operate without the generosity of contributors like you. During this time of budget uncertainty, your strong support of causes and organizations that resonate with you can inspire others. As a result, the CFC-Overseas campaign has been extended to Dec. 6 this year, so please find ways to contribute to this worthwhile endeavor. I want to thank the dedication of our campaign representatives and the generosity of the uniformed and civilian men and women serving overseas here in Rota and throughout the region. A small contribution can make a difference in someone’s life, and we are certainly doing our part.

The Coastline Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Greg Pekari co/cmc@eu.navy.mil Chief Staff Officer U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Tim McGarvey Public Affairs Officer Lt. Jason Fischer Tel: 956-82-1680 jason.fischer@eu.navy.mil Deputy Public Affairs Officer MCC (SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter Tel: 956-82-2813 mikel.bookwalter@eu.navy.mil Editor/Writer/Layout Morgan Over Tel: 956-82-1021 morgan.over@eu.navy.mil Writer/Photographer MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston Tel: 956-82-3786 travis.alston@eu.navy.mil Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime Tel: 956-82-3786 manuel.albajaime.sp@eu.navy.mil DGF Career Practicum Student Derya Pekari Contact The Coastline editorial staff : Tel: 956-82-3786 coastline@eu.navy.mil rotacoastline@gmail.com

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On-base housing residents are reminded to secure the lids on their trash cans when disposing of trash. Trash cans missing lids, or lids not securely affixed, become a tasty snack for wildlife, and can result in trash strewn about the driveway, yard or street. Please secure your trash can, and keep Rota clean.

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Naval Station Rota and Tenant Command Ombudsmen Assembly Chair Angela Pearce Cell: 638-87-8748 / VPN 18-727-1320 Email: rotaombudsmanasseblychair@ hotmail.com Naval Station Domenica Estes Melissa Reyna Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com American Forces Network Erika Lantron 620-14-2231 rotaafnombudsman@gmail.com CTF 68 SEEKING VOLUNTEER Melissa Reyna 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Dana Motley Phone: 626-64-0419 Tiffany Diaz Phone: 673-57-2415 Email: navsupombudsman@gmail.com EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh Cell: 648-71-5278 Email: eodmu8omb@yahoo.com

MCSF (Key Volunteer) SEEKING VOLUNTEER Domenica Estes Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: naval stationrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com National Support Element Lisbon Melissa Reyna Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@gmail.com National Support Element Madrid Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@gmail.com National Support Element Valencia Domenica Estes Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@gmail.com Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Deanna Forney Cell: 606-44-7800 Email: rotapwdombudsman@gmail.com Naval Munitions Center Melanie Barner Phone: 642-46-7565 Email: nmcrotaombudsman@gmail.com NCTAMS Kristy Kunkle Chantelle Dousay

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Phone: 18-727-0709 / 669-82-4913 Email: Nctamsrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com PSD SEEKING VOLUNTEER Romina Arbildi 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@gmail.com USN Hospital Angela Pearce Cell: 638-87-8748 / VPN: 18-727-1320 Email: hospombud2@gmail.com Joe Schwarz Cell: 638-87-8195 / VPN: 18-727-1319 Email: hospombud1@gmail.com Erin Lester 638-87-8195 / 18-727-1319 Email: hospombud6@gmail.com Renee Polonsky Cell: 638-87-8195 / VPN 18-727-1319 Email: hospombud@gmail.com Alicia Silva Cell: 636-28-6293 / VPN 18-727-0200 Email: hospombud5@gmail.com 725th (Key Spouse) Diane Miller Phone: 727-4306 / 660-76-2282 Heather Merriman Phone: 727-4850 / 660-76-2282 Melissa Rogers Phone: 956-85-0745 / 660-76-2282 VPN: 18-727-0644 Email: 725amskeyspouse@gmail.com

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Opportunity to Give Back Through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas By Combined Federal Campaign

Since the campaign kickoff on Sept. 16, the civilian and uniformed employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) serving in the five overseas combatant commands have been pledging funds to help people in need through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). The campaign ends Dec. 6 and there is still time to make your pledge. The lives of tens of thousands of people in military communities, across the nation and around the world, will be forever changed as a result of these contributions. “The men and women of the DoD have shown tremendous generosity in the 2013 campaign,” said Victoria Adams,

executive director of the CFC-O. She added, “These people, already serving our nation, are extending their service through the CFC-O and helping to make the world a better place. Every donation, large or small, makes a difference.” With more than 2,600 charities from which to choose, contributors can find and support causes that have personal significance to them. Contributors also have the option to give to the overseas military community through the Family Support and Youth Program (FSYP) fund. FSYP donations are returned to overseas military installations to support quality of life programs for uniformed service members, federal civilians and their families. Give because you care by visiting http://www.cfcoverseas.org.

Navy Requests Support for Survey The Secretary of the Navy directed a voluntary, anonymous survey to explore the true frequency of sexual assaults involving Sailors and Marines, the circumstances surrounding those assaults and factors affecting their reporting. The information collected from this survey will be used to help build and assess the sexual assault prevention and victim support activities. This survey is intended for active duty and Reserve personnel only, and takes 5 - 10 minutes to complete. It can be accessed from any Web-enabled computer, table or smartphone at http://www.donsapro.navy.mil/donsas.html. The password is “2013Survey” and will be available through Jan. 6, 2014.

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Education: Are You Prepared Financially to Send Your Child to College? Are you prepared financially to send your child to college? Do you have all the information and knowledge to be an advocate for your child? I know my parents didn’t when it came to preparing me for college. They did not know who to work with or how to establish an educational plan that would get me into the major I needed for my future career. They did not know who to connect me with on campus to ensure my academic success. My parents had a Barbara Peters checkbook and thought School Liaison Officer that was all they needed to send me to college. I learned this was not the case. This is really the reason I am so passionate about educating parents on when to start this process, and what resources to use. In an effort to minimize the cost associated with putting a child in college a parent needs to consider much more than saving money. Financially, parents need to begin planning early, and they need to know all their resources. For many,

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opting to use the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill for your children has been your only consideration in this matter, but paying for college doesn’t have to stop there. There are many more resources out there to get your child financially set up to pay for school. Do your research and keep yourself plugged into opportunities at every turn. The following are a few of the resources and avenues to take when creating a college plan: - 529 Plans - http://www.finaid.org/savings/529plans. phtml. - Pell Grants, Perkins Loans and Stafford Loans http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarships (a short list of many): - http://www.volunteennation.org/resources/ financial-resources/scholarships. - http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/guest/ app-scholarships. - Your local library or online bookstores also have scholarship books that compile scholarship listings all in one place. No matter which avenue your child chooses, start planning early. Working on scholarships takes time and often includes essays. Summers prior to the senior year are a good time to select which ones they should apply for. Be prepared to meet the requirements based on their posted

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deadlines. Also realize that scholarships are available in many different ways. They can be federal, state or local, they can also be associated with the school students wish to attend or they can come from outside sources such as your workplace, employer or clubs and associated groups you may be affiliated with. All avenues should be explored in order to limit the financial impact on your family. Attending a college fair is also an informative way to ensure that your child will attend a school that offers programming in the field they wish to study. DGF Middle/High School will be holding their annual College Fair Nov. 22 and parents are more than welcome to attend the event. This tabletop event will have information on schools, academic offerings and also what it means to be a student at their college. This is a great local opportunity for families who are located at such a distance from most schools. Lastly, parents must take time to meet with a guidance counselor before their child enters the school and creates their first schedule. This will minimize expenses and wasted classroom hours taking unnecessary classes to reach graduation. For additional planning resource materials please contact the School Liaison Officer at SLORota@ eu.navy.mil.


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CNRMC Establishes Spain Detachment

Safe Turkey Cooking Tips

From Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center Public Affairs

Follow these helpful tips this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey. When preparing a turkey you have to keep the four main safety concerns in mind: thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking to adequate temperature. The danger zone for cooking a turkey is between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Safely thaw a turkey in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave, never at room temperature. The bacteria present in raw poultry can contaminate your hands, utensils and work surfaces as you prepare your turkey. Make sure you thoroughly wash your hands, utensils and work surfaces to prevent contaminating other foods. For stuffing, cook it outside of the turkey in a casserole dish for optimal safety. If you want to cook it inside the turkey, add it just before cooking and use a thermometer to ensure it is thoroughly cooked. The stuffing center should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. When cooking, the oven should not be lower than 325 degrees Fahrenheit and the turkey should be completely thawed. Place the turkey breast side up on a flat wire rack in a

The Naval Sea Systems Command has formally established a Regional Maintenance Center (RMC) detachment in Rota, Spain, to support the destroyers scheduled to be homeported in the area, the command announced Nov. 7. The detachment will provide management, industrial, engineering, technical and contractor oversight services for the maintenance and modernization of the four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers scheduled to be forward deployed in Rota starting in 2014. "[The Norfolk Ship Support Activity] currently oversees maintenance detachments in Naples, Italy and Bahrain, and is now in the process of hiring for detachment Rota with the goal of having a [team] on site by the end of the year," said Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center Rear Adm. Bill Galinis. The detachment is scheduled to be fully functional by January 2014 in preparation for the arrival of the first ship in February - USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). Donald Cook will be followed by USS Ross (DDG 71) later in 2014, and the final two ships, USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Carney (DDG 64), are scheduled to arrive in fiscal year 2015. Preliminary plans are for two ships to be in port in Rota at any given time, with availabilities running concurrently. The detachment is scheduled to conduct its first availability next summer on Donald Cook, performed by a local contractor in Rota. Depot- and intermediate-level maintenance will be contracted out to the local ship repair industrial base, with the staff at the detachment providing oversight of the work. The detachment will also be staffed with a technical division that will focus on maintaining the ships' Aegis and ballistic missile defense systems. These Rota-based ships will support NATO's missile defense efforts and will provide a support shield for NATO's European interests and assets.

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shallow roasting pan. Cooking times will vary, so when you check the turkey the internal temperature must reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit on the food thermometer. Let the turkey stand for 20 minutes before removing the stuffing and carving the meat. Have a safe and healthy holiday, and stay Healthy for Life.

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Service Chiefs Testify on Risks of Sequestration By Amaani Lyle

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON - As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified Nov. 7 before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Na-

val Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos told lawmakers sequestration portends a hollow force, greater risk of coercion and fewer options to handle global adversaries. Odierno urged all military leaders and lawmakers to keep foremost in their minds the impact budget shortfalls have on soldiers who are asked to protect the nation. “They are national treasures and their sacrifices

Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, second from left, chief of naval operations, testifies on the impacts of sequestration on national defense with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, far left, Marine Corps Commandant James F. Amos, second from right, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Nov. 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Peter D. Lawlor)

cannot be taken for granted,” Odierno said. “They are not chess pieces to be moved upon a board - each and every one is irreplaceable.” Odierno added, “We are drawing down our Army not only before a war is over, but at a time when unprecedented uncertainty remains in the international security environment.” The total Army - active duty, Guard and Reserve - currently remains heavily committed in operations overseas and at home. “More than 70,000 U.S. Army soldiers are deployed to contingency operations with nearly 50,000 soldiers in Afghanistan alone,” Odierno said. There are more than 87,000 soldiers forward stationed across the globe in nearly 120 countries, he added. During his 37 years of service, Odierno said the Army has deployed soldiers and fought more than 10 conflicts, including Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation’s history. “No one desires peace more than the soldier who has lived through war,” he said. But with a looming drawdown and the restructuring of the Army into a smaller force, the general explained, the service will experience degraded readiness and extensive modernization shortfalls. “We’ll be required to end, restructure or delay over 100 acquisition programs,” Odierno said. Personnel cuts will also take a toll, the general said. “The Army will be forced to take additional endstrength cuts to no more than 420,000 active duty, 315,000 Army National Guard and 185,000 in the U.S. Army Reserves,” Odierno said. “This will represent a total Army end strength reduction of more than 18 percent over seven years - a 26 percent reduction in See "SEQUESTRATION 2014," page 14

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November 14, 2013

Carney Visits Future Homeport in Rota

By Lt.j.g. Lily Hinz USS Carney PAO

The guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Rota, Spain Oct. 28 for a regularly scheduled port visit. The visit served to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with European nations and improve maritime safety and security. This was a particularly significant visit as Carney is scheduled to homeport shift to Rota in the summer of 2015. Carney, along with three other ballistic missile defense destroyers from Norfolk, will become forward deployed naval forces (FDNF), under Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60. Millions of dollars have been dedicated to creating a better base for the Sailors and their families relocating to Rota. The refurbished bowling alley "Pinz," golf course, gymnasium and movie theater were popular with the Sailors, as well as the liberty centers "Expeditions" and "La Plaza." Sailors were also able to take care of dental and medical appointments at Rota's medical facilities. Carney's commanding officer (CO), executive officer (XO) and command master chief (CMC) met with the base CO, XO and CMC to discuss Carney's needs, the PCS movement of families and the overall plan for the homeport shift. Additionally, Carney is able to successfully test many of the support capabilities of Rota, such as pier and synthetic training services, to ensure

Rota was prepared to sustain the incoming DDGs full time. "The base leadership and Destroyer Squadron 60 have put a lot of work in[to] preparing Rota for Carney's arrival,� said USS Carney Commanding Officer Cmdr. Eddie Crossman. “From ramping up Regional Maintenance Facilities (RMC), to upgrading and adding to housing and living amenities for Sailors and their families, it truly is a first class operation. This is going to be a tour of choice for Sailors. Now that Carney Sailors have seen what Rota has to offer, I am expecting a lot more tour extension requests to take advantage of Carney's move." "I was impressed with the base facilities and services," Lt. Cmdr. Ken Pickard, Carney's executive officer. "Naval Base Rota offers everything our Sailors and their families need to stay connected to home and provide for their needs while stationed here. I visited the cities of Rota and neighboring [El] Puerto [de Santa Maria] and loved the beauty and atmosphere of both areas. The people were friendly and the food was amazing. Our crew really enjoyed the hospitality of our Spanish hosts and we can't wait to make Rota, Spain our home." While in port, the crew was able to see the local region through multiple tours, coordinated by the base and ship MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation). Three different tours were organized to include the cities of Cadiz, Seville and a canyon

Sailors assigned to USS Carney (DDG 64) man the rail following a visit to Rota, Spain, Oct. 28. The Carney is scheduled to move homeports from Jacksonville, Fla., to Rota in fiscal year 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Lily Hinz)

descent tour. "The canyon descent tour was awesome! I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am definitely looking forward to living here in Spain," said Gas Turbine Systems Technician 3rd Class Syed Balkhi. Sailors were also able to see and experience all of the various facilities the base has to offer and interact with the local population at events such as a Halloween 'Zombie Run 5.' Additionally, Sailors helped the local community through a community relations event at a nearby cathedral at Cartuja Monastery in Jerez de la Frontera. The Sailors spent the day helping the cathe-

dral staff remove concrete slabs to repair a water leak, stain and seal tiles for the rooms inside the cathedral, and repair overhead lighting. "Because I will still be on board Carney when we homeport shift to Rota, I tried to take advantage of this port visit to scope out the area. I really enjoyed interacting with locals during the community relations event at the Cartuja Monastery, which was not far from the naval station. It is rewarding to leave a foreign port knowing that we helped the host country out in some way" said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Laura Perez, one of the Sailors who participated in the COMREL.

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Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Is there a new baby in your midst? Do you want to learn how and when to breast-feed your newborn? Who is going to answer all of the questions you have about your newborn? Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers the class for that! Come sign up for the Baby Basics/Breast-feeding class at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office (building 3293). Call 727-1614 for more information.

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

NMCRS Revised Office Hours Nov. 27

Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The main office hours will be 9 a.m. - noon Nov. 27. If assistance is needed after hours, please call 660-984-511 or VPN 18-727-0800. The Thrift Shop will be closed Nov. 27.

NMCRS Closed Nov. 28 - 29

All NMCRS locations will be closed Nov. 28 - 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. If assistance is needed, please call 660-984-511 or VPN 18-727-0800.

WIC Overseas

Women, Infants and Children 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 5. 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.

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

Child Find for children 3 - 5 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 Deanna Forney at 727-4185 or 727-4435.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

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

A&P Certification

Do you have experience in aircraft maintenance? Embry-Riddle's AMT certificate courses will provide you with broad knowledge of general aeronautics, airframe and power plant systems and help bridge the gap between your military training and the knowledge necessary for operating and maintaining aircraft in the civilian world. We are actively seeking students for this program, and we have a local instructor readily available. AMT courses are academic courses that can also be used toward ERAU's degree programs. If you are interested in obtaining further information or signing up, please email rota@erau.edu or call 727-2984.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base chapel. Call DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.

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Religion

November 14, 2013

God in Gigabytes: Can Technology Replace the Transcendent? The moral fabric of a culture isn’t woven with a single thread, but every single thread counts nonetheless. These threads come together to protect our souls from the elements when the moral cold fronts threaten. As life happens and wears us down, it’s easy to allow the fabric to fade and the threads to come apart. Some wonder if there is a need anymore for established moral tapestries, stuffing them away like old blankets and replacing them with the latest and greatest trends for dealing with life’s storms. Religion becomes relegated to nothing more than grandma’s chicken Chaplain Timothy Miller noodle soup, comforting when needed, but more nostalgic than practical when facing life’s ailments. In a fast-food culture, spiritual discipline is a dying language. Holes in our lives are patched with quick fixes and fast-food remedies that require little discipline to maintain, and need to be replaced every few years.

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This isn’t true just for the spiritual, but the mental, social and physical as well. We know that health in these areas takes discipline and practice, which atrophy rapidly in an automated world. Several years ago I saw Billy Graham preach one of his last public sermons. People from all walks of life, and many different beliefs packed into the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. for one last chance to hear a man whose message had changed millions of lives. Many wondered how much longer he would live, and who would be the next Billy Graham in America. Last week Billy Graham celebrated his 95th birthday by releasing a video that his family is calling his last sermon. Again it begs the question, who will be the next Billy Graham? We can ask this question about many of the great moral and religious leaders who have come and gone over the years. It’s easy to think this way. It’s easy to fall into the trap of living our spiritual lives vicariously through those we consider spiritual giants. We feel better as long as someone is doing it. But what happens when that someone is gone? Should that someone even be replaced? Could they? Those are politically and culturally loaded questions

that everyone has the right to answer their own way. I thank God for that. What I fear, however, is that when the threads of our own personal moral fabric fade, or when life circumstances cause them to break, what do we replace them with? Do we allow technology to replace the transcendent, and industry to replace the Almighty? These are questions I have to continually ask myself as I challenge myself to maintain spiritual disciplines and moral health. It’s easy to get distracted by the great things we create, and lose sight of the One who created us. While I love the convenience of technology and automation, we can never automate morality, or program an ethical code into the hearts and minds of human beings. For this reason, I have to pay attention to how I contribute to the moral fabric of our world. What kind of thread am I? For this reason, I challenge you. The moral fabric of a culture isn’t woven with a single thread, but every single thread counts nonetheless. What kind of thread are you? If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this discussion or any other issue, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

Thanksgiving Worship Service

Evening Service, Brindo Mi Vida

Stuffed on turkey and side dishes? Get out and join the Chapel for a Thanksgiving worship service, Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to attend this service.

Brindo Mi Vida (I Offer My Life) is a casual, experiential Christian worship, centered around fellowship and communion. Eat dessert, drink coffee and explore with us a deeply spiritual, yet very practical relationship with God. Every Sunday, 6 p.m. at the Chapel. Visit their website at http://brindomivida.blogspot.com.

Angel Tree Program

The Angel Tree program is a terrific way to give back to the community and support a child's holiday season. Personnel/commands who wish to sponsor a child for this year's Angel Tree program are asked to purchase and gift wrap one complete outfit (shirt/blouse, pants, underwear, socks and shoes) for a child. The gift must be purchased off base and labeled with the child's name and number. A small toy is also encouraged. Children will receive their gifts at a party at the base Chapel Dec. 20, 4 p.m. For more information on how to sponsor a child, contact NC1 Marblanch Giardini, marblanch.giardini@eu.navy.mil, commercial 669-87-7783 or VPN 18-727-2281.


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UMUC Offers New Degrees

University of Maryland University College has new degree offerings for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The new degrees include Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master’s in Business Administration. UMUC has 10 other associate degrees, 16 other bachelor’s degrees and two additional master’s degrees. These degrees are offered along with numerous other degree plans through the UMUC Stateside campus that are available to UMUC European students. Visit UMUC today to learn about the degree plan for you during their office hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by calling 727-2917 or emailing rota-europe@umuc.edu.

National Testing Center with UMUC

UMUC operates the National Testing Center offering CLEP and DSST exam proctoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Test takers must call UMUC at 727-2917 several days in advance to schedule the exam. UMUC also offers PearsonVue certification exams on Wednesdays. To register to take a PearsonVue exam, test takers must visit the PearsonVue website and set up a test session from the available dates. UMUC can be reached during their office hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by calling 727-2917 or emailing rota-europe@umuc.edu.

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

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degree programs. Currently, Central Texas College is offering four face-to-face degree programs in criminal justice, fire protection, child development and hospitality management. CTC face-to-face courses are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 - 9 p.m. There are several other degree programs available online to students, and registration for these is open every month. If interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727-2574 or email CTC at ctcrota@gmail.com.

Instructors Needed at CTC

Central Texas College needs instructors for face-to-face degree programs in criminal justice, fire protection, child development, hospitality management and automotive. The requirements to be an instructor for CTC is to obtain an associate’s degree and sufficient work experience in the field. For more information contact CTC field representatives at 727-2574 or email CTC at ctcrota@gmail.com.

OU Offers Free Public Service Seminars

The University of Oklahoma offers free public service seminars to interested commands, agencies and communities on various topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Your agency can enjoy a free seminar that promotes healthy active listening, better understanding of people's behaviors in organizations, creative problem solving or other topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Seminars can be tailored or personalized to meet your goals; most are completed in less than an hour and allow flexibility during times that are convenient during your work hours. For more information, or to find out about the next opportunity, please contact the Rota site director at 7272799 or aprota@ou.edu.

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphases in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught from Tuesday through Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at aprota@ou.edu.

OU Offers Certificates

The University of Oklahoma offers certificates in Human Resource Diversity and Development or Helping Skills in Human Relations to all individuals with a bachelor’s degree or OU graduate students. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or email at aprota@ou.edu.

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Activities Iberian Peninsula Supply Corps Association Golf Tournament, Sunday, noon, €40 per player Flea Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota Alcazar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, Camara Oscura (dark room), octogonal tower, Arab gardens, Villavicencio Palace, oil mill, mosque and Arab baths, Monday Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Flea Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish castle), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla bullring guided tours, daily (winter season - Friday to April 30 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-22-4577 or http://www.realmaestranza.com Sevilla Reales Alcázare (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., tickets €8.75 Sevilla Cathedral and Giralda tours, Mondays, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit http://www.rutadelossentidos.com

Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., tickets adults €16.50, children €8.20, call 956-36-3813 or visit http://www.visitasdonana.com

Arts Photo display by various photographers, through Nov. 24, Galeria de Arte Benot, Cadiz

“Exaltacion de la Buleria,” Nov. 22, 9 p.m., flamenco recital in memorial of Moraito Chico flamenco recital by Diego del Morao, Juana la del Pipa, “La Macanita,” Fernando de la Morena, Luis “El Zambo,” Peña Flamenca La Buleria, Calle Empedrada, 20, Jerez de la Frontera

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Painting display by Maria Jose Asian, through Dec. 12, Centro Cultural la Victoria, Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Concert by Coral Universitaria de Cadiz (UCA), organist Daniel Borrego, Friday, 8 p.m., Jerez Cathedral

“AmeriCadiz” photo display by Manuel Vera and Carlos Gonzalez, through Dec. 31, Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz

Festival de Musica Española de Cadiz (National Music Festival), Nov. 21 - 30, Cadiz, visit http://www.guiadecadiz.com

“El Valle de los Caidos” painting display by Costus, through Dec. 31, Sala de Exposiciones Creacion Contemporanea, Cadiz

Concert by Sevilla Philharmonic Orchestra, Nov. 21, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €5 - 13

Eat/Drink

Concert by Cordoba Orchestra, Nov. 22, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €5 - 13

“Tu Tapa, Tu Vino” through Nov. 17, downtown, Chipiona

Concert by Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Nov. 23, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €5 - 13

Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, and 5 p.m., tickets €12 - 15 Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807

Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlúcar, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m., tickets €3

Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), March through December, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon. Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €19 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit http://www.realescuela.org

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River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park,” Real

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"Exaltacion de la Buleria,” Friday, 9 p.m., Flamenco recital by “La Paquera de Jerez,” Jose Mendez and Manuel Moneo (guitar player), Peña Flamenca La Buleria, Calle Empedrada, 20, Jerez de la Frontera

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Andy y Lucas in concert, Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Principal, Puerto Real, tickets €18 - 22

Sports Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, visit http://www.hipodromosdeandalucia.com

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Team Rota in the Spotlight MC2 Gulianna Dunn

Story and photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of Pittsburg, Penn., Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Dunn joined the Navy in 2007. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., she attended Mass Communications Specialist "A" School in Ft. George G. Meade, Md. Once “A” School was complete, Dunn reported to her first duty station, American Forces Network (AFN) Sigonella. She reported to AFN Rota in March 2013 where she serves as AFN’s operations manager and is responsible for day-to-day operations, directly supervising seven broadcast journalists. “My greatest accomplishment isn’t in the past; it’s the present, this moment, the ‘right now.’ I’m living my greatest accomplishment every minute of every hour of every day.” “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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the active component … a 12 percent reduction in the National Guard and a 9 percent reduction in the U.S. Army Reserves.” Odierno stressed that he does not consider himself an alarmist, but a realist. “In the end, our decisions today and in the near future will impact our nation’s security posture for the next 10 years,” he said. The Navy, too, will have to make strategic choices, operating where and when it matters to respond to contingencies with acceptable readiness, Greenert said. He noted current hot spots such as North Korea, Egypt and Syria. “This ability to be present reassures our allies and [ensures] that U.S. interests around the world are properly served,” Greenert said. Sequestration in 2014, Greenert warned, will further reduce Navy readiness and the service’s ship and aircraft investment as the service attempts to maintain a sea-based strategic deterrent and sustain a relevant industrial base and an appropriate forward presence. Greenert said most concerning is the reduction in the Navy’s operations and maintenance budget, which will result in only one non-deployed carrier strike group and one amphibious ready group trained for contingency response. Greenert said this will fall short of the Navy’s covenant with combatant commanders - the provision of at least two carrier strike groups, two amphibious ready groups deployed and another three of each in and around the continental United States for short-notice response. The budget fallout also ensures a continued hiring freeze for most of the Navy’s civilian positions, degrading the distribution of skill in the workforce, the admiral said. Greenert recommended Congress allow the Navy

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to transfer money between accounts as one way of mitigating the situation. “This would enable us to pursue innovative acquisition approaches, start new projects, increase production quantities and complete the ships that are under construction,” recommending the transfer of about a billion dollars each into his service’s operations, maintenance and procurement accounts. Similarly, Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, described readiness sustainment within the current fiscal environment as a “mortgage” of tomorrow’s readiness, infrastructure sustainment and modernization. “We are ready today because your Marines are resilient and determined to defend the United States of America,” Amos said. “We are funding today’s readiness by curtailing future investment in equipment and in our facilities.” Amos expressed his displeasure over last month’s furlough of some 14,000 Marine Corps civilians. Since sequestration began in March, Amos said he has realigned funds within his authority to maintain unit readiness to the highest extent possible. “My priorities have remained consistent: first and foremost, the near-term readiness of forward deployed forces, followed by those that are next to deploy,” he said. The commandant reported that the Marine Corps is currently spending about 16 percent of what is required “bare minimum” to maintain barracks, facilities, bases, stations and training ranges. “This is unsustainable and it can’t continue over the long term,” said Amos. To meet the requirements of future conflicts, investments in modernization, infrastructure and people are critical, he said. The defense strategic guidance calls for 186,800 active duty Marines, which enables the Marine Corps to meet steady state operations and fight a major war, and preserves a 1-to-3 dwell time for Marines and their

families. A force of 174,000 Marines, which sequestration will require, drives the service to a 1-to-2 dwell, or 6 months deployed with 12 months of recuperation and training, Amos said. “This is dangerously close to the same combat operational tempo we had in Iraq and Afghanistan while fighting in multiple theaters and maintaining steady state amphibious operations around the world,” Amos said. “This is a formula for more American casualties.” In the Air Force, Welsh described the impacts of sequestration as sobering and warned that the service will be forced to cut flying hours to the extent that in coming years many flying units won’t be able to retain mission readiness. “We’ll cancel or significantly curtail mission exercises again,” Welsh said. “And we’ll reduce our initial pilot production targets which we were able to avoid in FY 13 because prior year unobligated funds helped offset about 25 percent of our sequestration bill last year.” Those funds, however, are no longer available, Welsh said. The Air Force hopes to build a viable plan to slow personnel and infrastructure costs when able, he said. Yet, the only way to pay the full sequestration bill, he added, is to reduce force structure, readiness and modernization. “Over the next five years, the Air Force can be forced to cut up to 25,000 airmen and up to 550 aircraft, which is about 9 percent of our inventory,” Welsh said. These cost savings, he said, could force the Air Force to divest entire fleets of aircraft. Meanwhile, Air Force officials will prioritize, focusing on long-range capabilities, readiness and full-spectrum training, Welsh said. “We’ll favor recapitalization over modernization, which is why our top-three acquisition programs remain the F-35, the KC-46 and the long-range strike bomber,” Welsh said.

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Rota Volleyball Succeeds in New Division in Germany By Jose Luna

Contributing Writer

The recent change in divisions for Rota High School and other Division III (DIII) teams in the European arena brought forth some new challenges during the recent 2013 European Volleyball Championships in Ramstein, Germany in which Rota finished third. Historically, Rota’s volleyball team has been a powerhouse in DIII with three consecutive championship titles under their belt. Despite moving up to Division II, the volleyball team brought home a third place title. During the preliminary rounds of competition, Rota’s volleyball team set the stage by defeating Bahrain, Bitburg, Alconbury and Aviano. The second day of competition began with a tough loss to defending-champion Naples followed

by two strong wins against Shape and Hohenfels, earning Rota a spot in the semifinals. In the semifinals, Rota met the talented and undefeated team from American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR). During the match, Rota narrowly lost the first game to AOSR, but quickly redeemed themselves during the second game by comfortably defeating AOSR 25 - 20. Two additional Rota losses to AOSR quickly removed the team from a shot at the title. Rota’s loss to AOSR landed the Admirals in the third place championship match against the team from Vicenza, Italy. During the final day of competition, Rota battled with Vicenza for the third place finish. During the match, Rota defeated Vicenza in a ‘nail-biting’ game that ended in 31 - 29. The second game was not so dramatic with Rota defeating Vicenza 25 - 10.

In the end, Rota proudly concluded the tournament with a noteworthy third place finish out of 15 teams. During the awards ceremony, Rota’s Aspen Luna received All-tournament recognition for her overwhelming contributions during the three-day tournament. “Throughout the season, the ladies worked extra hard to prepare for the European championships,” said Head Coach Melinda Luna. “We knew that we would be playing against some formidable opponents like Naples, AOSR and Vicenza, so we focused on refining our technical skills, physical conditioning and most important our mental game. Every year is a challenge to develop a competitive team; nonetheless, it was extra rewarding for us coaches to see the players progress as athletes and display their abilities on the court.”

David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Lady Admirals Volleyball team showcase their third place plaque following their Division III win in Germany. DGF student Aspen Luna also displays her Alltournament Award. (Photo by Jose Luna)

Spooky Sprint Swim Meet Advances Rota Swimmers to Championships By Brady Furleigh Student Contributing Writer

Emma Bond competes in the 100-meter Individual Medley competition during the Nov. 2 - 3 swim meet, hosted by the Rota Swim Club. (Photo by Marcy Bond)

The Rota Swim Club hosted a swim meet Nov. 2 3, the third meet in four weekends as the Tiburones prepare for championships in February. Competitive swimmers from Belgium and Portugal traveled to Rota to compete against the Tiburones. “It was another great meet,” said Head Coach Ryan West. “We couldn’t host families or put on competitions without our volunteers. For those who gave their time this weekend, we thank you.” Despite three swim meets in four weeks, the coaches are ready to push their top swimmers times over before the pool closes for remodeling. The coaches plan to return to the basic mechanics to strengthen their swimmers for upcoming swim meets before the European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Championship

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in February. The following swimmers earned qualifying times for the EFSL Championships in Germany: - Corey Bond. - Fletch Crumbaugh. - Brady Furleigh. - Gonzalo Rojss. - Chloe West. - Lilly West. The following swimmers had a perfect meet and improved in each event: - Daniel Bastidas. - Fletch Crumbaugh. - Vanessa Giner. - Adan Lowe. - Sebestian Ott. - Kalindi Vaswani.

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Above: Naval Station Rota's Safety Office receives the 2013 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Excellence Award, non-industrial ashore facility award, during an awards ceremony Nov. 6. The Safety Office was notified July 3 that they were awarded this honor, which recognizes commands and programs that promote safety to Sailors, Marines and civilians, and protects the Navy’s aircraft, ships and facilities from mishaps. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mikel Bookwalter) Below: Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe mascot Sledge is promoted from private to private first class during a promotion ceremony Nov. 1 at the FAST Company compound aboard NAVSTA Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)

Corporal Matthew Yslava, center, is pinned to the rank of sergeant during a promotion ceremony at Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), Company Europe compound aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Nov. 1. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jeromy D. O’Dell)

Lt. j.g. Jeff Smith, center, receives his Lt. bars from his wife, CJ Crawford, right, and Naval Station Rota Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari, left, during Smith's promotion ceremony Nov. 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)

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THIS WEEK

OTHER PICKS THIS WEEK

Thursday, November 14th

 Thor: The Dark World (PG13) 120’. Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

6:00 p.m. Thor: The Dark World (FROST) 8:30 p.m. Machete Kills

(PG-13), 112’ (R), 108’

Friday, November 15th 6:00 p.m. Captain Phillips 9:00 p.m. Escape Plan ☺

(PG-13), 134’ (R), 116’

Saturday, November 16th 1:00 p.m. Free Birds (3D) (FROST)

Free Birds (PG), 85’

3:30 p.m. Thor: The Dark World (3D) (FROST) 6:30 p.m. Machete Kills 9:00 p.m. Carrie ☺

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Theater, Theater, November 16th, 1:00 p.m. November 15th, 9:00 p.m. November 17th, 1:00 p.m.

(PG-13), 112’ (R), 108’

Free Birds

(R), 99’

Sunday, November 17th 1:00 p.m. Free Birds (FROST) 3:20 p.m. Baggage Claim 6:00 p.m. Machete Kills

(PG), 85’ (PG-13), 96’ (R), 108’

Drive-In closed until further notice

Thor: The Dark World

Machete Kills

Theater, Theater, November 14th, 8:30 p.m. November 14th, 6:00 p.m. November 16th, 6:30 p.m. November 16th, 3:30 p.m. November 17th, 6:00 p.m. MWR’s Movie Info Line: 727-2624. Theater Phone Number: 727-2328 Check www.rotamwr.com for full listing.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler (PG) Animation, Comedy 85’ After years of fruitless warning of his farmyard brethren of the coming Thanksgiving doom, Reggie the Turkey finds himself spared as the annual Pardoned Turkey. However, Reggie’s easy life is disrupted by Jake, a fanatic turkey who drags him along with the insane idea of going back in time to make sure turkeys are not part of the first Thanksgiving. Through foolhardiness and luck, the pair manage to take an experiment time machine to do just that. Now in 1621 at the Plymouth colony, Reggie and Jake find themselves in the middle of a turkey clan’s struggle for survival. In doing so, their preconceptions of the world and themselves are challenged forever in a conflict from which the world will never be the same.

MOVIE RATINGS

Premiere Club $7 (26 executive leather rockers) 3D Movie - $5 Adult/ $3 Junior (age 6-12)/ Free (Age 5 & under) . 2D Movie - $4 Adult/ $2 Junior (age 6-12)/ Free (Age 5 & under).

G – General Audiences. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. R – Restricted.

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As a reminder to all movie patrons, COMNAVACTSPAINST 1754.3 requires that all minors must have supervised transportation from the theater movies that end after sunset. Minors are prohibited from walking home from the Drive-In after dark. If no patrons arrive within 30 minutes after showtime, movies will be cancelled. Movies are subject to change without notice.

(R) Action, Mystery, Thriller 116’ When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent

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 Machete Kills (R) 108’. Action, Crime, Thriller. Starring: Danny Trejo, Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson. Ex-Federale agent MACHETE is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread anarchy across the planet.  Baggage Claim (PG-13) 96’. Comedy, Drama. Starring: Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott. Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles while searching for the perfect guy.

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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Thursday at 4 p.m. prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for non-commercial goods. Email submission to coastline@eu.navy.mil. Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Karen Lucas at Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or fax to 956-54-2997.

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SOFABED:Onlyusedonce,green,openseasily. Cost €300, asking €150. Call 651-49-5632. LAWNMOWER:2eachforsale,greatcondition, perfectforamotivatedpre-teenorteenlooking forachallenge,$1,000OBO. Call630-76-4625.

BABY SUPPLIES: Large collection of baby furniture to include cabinets, strollers, potty training, playpen, crib and mattress, bassinet, etc., all the furniture you need for babies 0 - 4 years old, everything negotiable. Call Rob at 722-37-6538 for details. WEIGHT SET: Macy 250-pound weight set (Smith Rack) with additional bars, 340 pounds of dumbbells (with floor racks) and floor mats, asking $750. Call 629-15-6456. RIMS AND COVERS: Four Universal Fit 22 inch rims with cap covers, comes with tires on three of the four rims, needs some cosmetic work, asking $550 OBO. Call 629-15-6456.

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RENTAL PROPERTIES: Houses and apartments with sea views, pools and yards: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedrooms in Rota, Costa Ballena, Chipiona, El Puerto Santa María and Sanlúcar with pools and yards, no rental fees to Americans. Call Antonio at 685-204466 or antonioduqmaq52@yahoo.com. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Cleaning and maintenance, key handling, access to U.K. rental bookings. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.

C H I P I O N A APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, underground parking, rooftop terrace, 3-minute walk to marina and beach, furn optional, €1,200/mo negotiable. Free Internet and cable, English-speaking landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.

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EL AGUILA APARTMENT: Cute, 2 bdrm. apartment, furnished, terrace, community yard, garage, €500/mo., Hogartrebol, 956-87-5010 or 680-45-1998. HOUSE: Great 4 bdrm. house, 160 m2, in a private development, ample yard, very peaceful area, private garage, €1,000/mo., Hogartrebol, 956-87-5010 or 680-45-1998. CHALET NEAR THE MINI GOLF SAN ANTONIO: 4 bdrm., saltwater pool, furn/unfurn, €1,400. Call 956-87-6729. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot; 5 bdrm., 4 bath, ample kitchen, A/C, fireplace, nice yard, driveway. Maintenance of yard and pool included in rent. A-1269 Rent €1,900. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. UNBEATABLE HOUSE BOTH IN RENT AND QUALITY LISTED WITH HOUSING WELCOME CENTER: Just enlarged, reequipped, renewed and redesigned, having in mind only USA military personnel needs, taste and requirements. No barriers “Eloy” English speaking landlord, 20 years experience in renting through Rota base housing welcome center (HWC), with technical knowledge and capabilities to solve any maintenance problems, ready to assist and help. Ask HWC referral specialists for info. Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold. Safe, nice area 10 min. from base/beaches, near La Rufana Rest. True master bdrm. plus 2 others, 2 bath (1 w/shower), A/C and heat, nice spacious lvg./ dng. w/fireplace. Cute furnished kitchen

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w/white marble countertop and pantry; varnish-finish closets/doors; laundry/ storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/sprinklers, auto. gate, long driveway, workshop/garage for 2 cars, €1,400 mo. (gardener/com. fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1.200 mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@gmail. com. Call landlord, Eloy at 679-42-6377. ATTACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 190 m2 built; 4 ample bdrm., 3 bath, living rm. w/ fireplace, lots of closets, community area with pools and playground, A-1235. Price €1,500. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN SOTO VISTAHERMOSA: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 60 m2 basement, nice garden, furn./unfurn., A/C, private parking, asking €1,200, A-1075. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 270 m2 plot, 156 m2 built, 4 brdm., 3 bath, A/C, big laundry area, nice terrace, driveway, asking €1,150, A-0346. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. DETACHED HOUSE IN EL PUERTO: Detached large houses in El Puerto de Santa Maria near commercial center Vistahermosa, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, outside storage rm. A/C, nice kitchen, auto driveway, gardener included, €1,400 - 1,600. Call Ed 639-310436 or email dnumdeb2@gmail.com. HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: 3/3 unfurnished, pool, central A/C and heat, fireplace,carport, washer-dryer, screens, includes gardener/pool maintenence. For pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/ spainchalet For info contact: spainchalet@ gmail.com or 616-45-1752, English spoken. Registered with base housing. A B S O LU T E LY C H A R M I N G MEDITERRANEAN STYLE APARTMENT HOUSE: In 5,000 square foot property in El Puerto de Santa Maria area, 3 bdrm., porch, patio, yard, barbecue, Roman villa pool and solarium, totally equipped, great views, €1,200/mo. Call 636-30-2005 Spanish speaking, sorry! CHALET IN LAS REDES: 500m2 lot; 4 bdrm., 3 bath, kitchen w/office, living rm. and separate dining room, A/C, central heat, covered above ground parking, 2 porches with awnings, yard, A-1204. Price €1,600. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath with awesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken). TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA: 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/ mo. Call 696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 3 bath, furn. kitchen, lrg. covered laundry rm., small dng. area, lvg. area w/ fireplace, A/C and heat, yard and private parking, close to the base and beach.

Asking €1,050 (includes gardener). Contact Coco 699-79-4899 (English speaker). TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 square meters, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email: cristobal.josemaria@gmail.com. LARGE HOUSE OFF PUERTO-ROTA BYPASS ROAD: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, lvg./dng. rm. with fireplace, large fully equipped kitchen, storage room, yard with private pool and driveway, €1,800/mo. Call 639-82-5070 or email alejandroguelfoalv@hotmail.es.

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DUPLEX IN HISTORIC JEREZ: ALQ171 Jerez, stunning duplex located right in front of the Alcazar in Jerez. Bright and modern, this beautiful property has 4 bdrm. and 3 bath with spacious living areas on both first and second floors with ample terrace. Contemporary and high quality finishes. It includes communal areas and 2 garage spaces within the same building with secure access lift. Close to shops, schools, public transport and pharmacy. Call 95616-8400 or email Carolina@urbanoasis.es. NEW DUPLEX IN JEREZ: ALQ168 - Jerez, brand new beautiful duplex located within a quiet square next to Calle Porvera. This floor has a large living room with open plan kitchen, the property is fully furnished and equipped. Its bedroom is spacious, bright with large, fitted wardrobes. It has a private terrace on the roof, which is accessed from the same floor to enjoy Jerez´s sunsets or a quiet morning breakfast. Call 956-168400 or email Carolina@urbanoasis.es. HEART OF JEREZ: VENT208 - Jerez, property next to a shopping center and close to market square, on Calle Castilla, no lift, with preferential financing, easy to park, second floor, bright, private terrace with access from bedroom. A great opportunity right in the heart of town! Call 956-168400 or email Carolina@urbanoasis.es.

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FLAT FACING THE BEACH: 120 m2, next to the Playa de la Luz Hotel, 20 meters from the seashore, community pool, private underground parking and large private front yard, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, salon, kitchen fully furnished, A/C and heat, closets, community fees included, English speaking landlords, listed in housing, €1,600 Euros, (negotiable). Call Ernesto 667-68-4657 or email to ernesto4182@gmail.com. COSTA BALLENA: British-owned, 3 bdrm. house, 2 1/2 bath, 2 pools, close to shops, €850/ mo., celiasalguerodominguez@hotmail.com. SEVERALPRIVATELYOWNEDHOUSESAND APARTMENTSINROTA:Garages,heat/ACand community pools. If you don’t have a vehicle, I can pick you up. I am fluent in English. If you are interested, contact Alex at 686-26-9826.

BEACHFRONTAPARTMENTINROTA:Brand new, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and dining, central heating and A/C, private parking and gate to beach access, €1,100. Call 601-238022 or email elenamartin77@hotmail.com. NEW DUPLEX IN ROTA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and laundry rm., lvg./dng. rm., garage, storage rm., central heating, A/C and fireplace, large terrace with views to the pool and rooftop terrace. Call Ana at 647-91-2971. PRETTY TOWNHOUSE IN NEW AREA OF ROTA: Lotsoflight,2bdrm.(onelarge),private parking, big basement, 80 m2 terrace with lots ofsunandokayforbarbecue. Call629-73-7038. NICE COUNTRY HOUSE IN ROTA: Located on Teresa Rd., 5 minutes from the Rota gate 2 bdrm., lvg. rm., bath, enclosed porch, enclosed garage, covered picnic area with tile floor and electricity. Pets are welcomed €1,224 month (negotiable),listedinhousing. Call636-95-8373 BRAND NEW, BEAUTIFUL TWO STORY FLAT IN CENTER OF ROTA: 1 minute walk to the beach, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, large terrace with awnings and enclosed glass, views of Rota and beach, lots of light and modern, ideal for a single or a couple, €1,100/ mo. Call José Antonio at 605-51-5363. GREAT FIRST LINE APARTMENT ON LA COSTILLA BEACH: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, furn., lots oflight,fullofcolorandfabulousviews.€1,500/ mo., negotiable. Call Manolo 653-55-3647or seeitathttp://rotaapartment.wordpress.com/. AMERICAN-OWNED DUPLEX IN GATED COMMUNITY IN ROTA: Private, gated community in Jardin de la Almadraba, 3 bdrm. with built-in wardrobes, 2.5 bath, inner/outer patio,swimmingpools,tennis/basketballcourt, private parking and garage, 1 block from the beach and forest, ceiling fans, A/C and heating, €1,100./mo. (flexible), listed in housing, for viewing or details contact Ivan at DSN 4307656 auxbellum@gmail.com or see http:// floorplanner.com/projects/23584314-house104-almadraba-complex-gate-2#details. FLAT NEAR ROTA GATE: 104 m2 useable, 3 bdrm. with double windows to block noise, bathwithJacuzzi,kitchen,pantry,laundry,lvg./ dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat in lvg. rm. and bedrooms, furn./unfurn. Call 601-03-5135. FOR SALE OPPORTUNITY IN COSTA BALLENA: Pretty 1 bdrm. apartment fully furnished, lvg./dng. room, complete kitchen, garage, community pool and paddle tennis courts, €89K , Hogartrebol, 956-87-5010 or 680-45-1998.

LEAVE DONOR PROGRAM Robert Hemmett of the NAVFAC EURAFSWA-Public Works Department, U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain has been approved as a leave recipient in the Voluntary Leave Donor Program. Your help is sincerely appreciated. If you are interested in donating leavetohim,pleasecontactAnaMariaMalvido at 727-1632 or email AnaMaria.MalvidoG. SP@eu.navy.mil, in the Human Resources

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Office. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms to transfer leave.

MISCELLANEOUS MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Self-employed driver with truck is available for moves/ transports. Reasonable rates. Contact rocobites@gmail.com or 678-41-5673. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Hard working, responsible young woman with varied experienceseeksemploymentinchildcare,care of the infirmed or elderly, house cleaning, etc. Hascarandexperienceaschauffeur. References available. Call Mercedes at 625-18-9214. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Home improvement, painting, gardening, house cleaning. Call Juani at 697-53-0608. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Very responsible, 36-year-old Spanish woman with lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/or cleaning by the hour or monthly. Weekends or weekdays, flexible hours, available immediately and has experience working on base and references. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at galianinova@hotmail.com. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Home care provider lots of experience. Worked in the States for 7 years. First aid, CPR and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.

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Do you think you lost or misplaced something? NAVSTA Rota Lost and Found may have it! We currently have lost property in our inventory. If you have lost or misplaced personal items please contact 727-LAWS (5297) and ask for a Lost and Found Custodian to identify/claim your item. We will try to contact owners of lost items if there are personal identifiers available. All items will be disposed of after 90 days.

E M P L O Y M E N T HRO:No jobs available. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP), Cashier (hospitality), Food Service Worker (hospitality) and Recreation Assistant (USNSE Madrid). Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR's website by visiting http://www. rotamwr.com. No need to come to the office, fill it out and submit it all from your home.

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT Opportunities in Rota: Navy Exchange employment opportunities can be found at http://www.navyexchange.jobs. DeCA positions are advertised on USAJobs.gov.


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Smooth Move DGF PTSA Seeks Members

DGF Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is currently seeking two new board members to fill the president and vice president positions. The PTSA works closely with school staff and the community to provide educational resources for the classrooms and many other school enrichment activities (Spelling Bee, Geography Bee and visiting artists and authors). If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to hone your leadership skills, while being involved in an organization that cares about the well-being of the children in our community, please contact the PTSA at DGFPTSA2@gmail.com.

College Fair

Friday, 9 a.m. noon. Have orders? Getting ready to PCS? Then you should be signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth PCS, you might get some new and useful information about the PCS process, as well as, information about your new duty station. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.

Résumé Review

Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or email your résumé 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 résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

New Military Spouse Orientation

DGF High School College Fair, Nov. 22.

Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The goal of this workshop is to provide pertinent information to new military spouses to support their entrance and ease their transition into military culture. The workshop will empower participants by “demistifying” the military culture, addressing the basic of accessing installation resources and reviewing the vast array of resources available. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.

Thanksgiving Recess

No school Nov. 28 - 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saving and Investing

Nov. 25, 9 - 10 a.m. Retirement? Kids’ college? TSP? 401K? This dynamic workshop gives you information you need to make an informed decision about your future. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.

T-GPS Capstone Event

Thursday, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Final mandatory brief after completing T-GPS, must be scheduled via career counselor. Call 727-3232 or CCC for more details.

Life Management

Every Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Learn different ways to manage your life before it’s too late. Learn to deal with stress, develop empathy and respond instead of react. This class also teaches participants how to change that conversation within yourself, communicate assertively, adjust your expectations and to forgive while not forgetting. This could be the life skills workshop that completely changes your outlook on life. This is a self-paced series that meets every Friday. Eight sessions will give you the tools to transform your life. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email angel.rivera@eu.navy.mil.

Credit Management

Nov. 26, 9 - 10 a.m. I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go. Wondering if you’re using credit appropriately? Find out what determines the cost of credit, discover your own debt ratio and the warning signs of too much credit. Sign up by calling 727-3232.

Couples Workshop ‘The 5 Love Languages’

Nov. 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Have you ever thought - I know my spouse/significant other loves me, but I don’t feel loved? This will explore different ways people show love to each other. It will talk about the different emotional needs people have. It will give you a chance to explore what your love language is and what your emotional needs are. It will then explore how to communicate these needs in a positive way. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email angel.rivera@eu.navy.mil.

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