November 21, 2012
Volume 22, Issue 45
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
CPO 365: Making Rota’s Future Chiefs First Class Petty Officers on the Road to Donning Anchors with the kick-off of CPO 365 By Cpl. Melissa Wenger NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A three-part leadership training program embarks on a mission to mold the minds of the future chief petty officers of Naval Station Rota, Spain. Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), Rick West released guidance on the program in 2010. He appointed the command master chiefs throughout the Fleet as overseers of CPO 365. Phase One of the program targets first class petty officers who are eligible to take the chief petty officer advancement exam. During the year-long program, the Sailors are trained directly by chief petty officers in all aspects of the next pay grade. “[This program] is in place because in previous years, we had done chief’s initiation or induction, and it was a sixweek process,” said Naval Station Rota’s Command Master Chief David Twiford. “It gave people outside of the chief’s mess the impression that six weeks is what it took to make a chief. It takes a lot longer to make chiefs.” The program’s coordinators place emphasis on the importance of donning the anchors. “This is the foundation of our Navy,” said Phase One Coordinator Chief Master-at-Arms Lawrence Watson. “The chiefs are the backbone, and we’re building them.” During Phase One of CPO 365, first class petty officers are introduced to concepts of leadership, camaraderie and mentorship. “Phase One is really an introduction.
For some of these first classes. This is the first interaction they’ve had with chief petty officers, at this level, teaching, and they get to hear our way of thinking,” said Twiford. The participating Sailors are exposed to a new way of thinking about the gravity and impact of their future leadership. “When you become a chief, your actions can impact 100 [Saiors] or even more, so you always have to be mindful of that,” said Watson. This is the second iteration of CPO 365 aboard NAVSTA Rota. Last year, Sailors met for the program’s training on average of one day a week. Second-time participant in the program, Information System Technician 1st Class Kristin Carter, welcomes the change in frequency of meetings. “We are starting off strong, meeting more often and with more focus. Twice a week we will come together to start building team relationships and learning or perfecting valuable skills to bring us up to the next level of leadership,” said Carter. Classroom training is coupled with physical training to serve as a teaching tool. “Making chief is competitive,” said Twiford. “Once you get into the chief’s mess, it’s competitive, and you're competing against the best of the best, and we want to introduce that concept early.” In addition to fortifying leadership skills, CPO 365 is a natural networking tool that forges professional alliances as well. According to Watson, the chiefs will “hopefully build that relationship with them so they understand when they do
First class chevrons and chief anchors. U.S. Navy photo by Cpl. Melissa Wenger.
put it on they have that chief that will be there helping them and assisting them along the way.” Phase Two of the program follows the release of the results of the chief petty officer advancement exam and is restricted to board-eligible first class petty officers. According to Carter, there is still something to gain for those who do not move on to the next chapter of CPO 365. “All of the classroom training that we did during last season helped me improve
my knowledge as a supervisor. With everything I learned, it made me a more effective leader for my division and the Sailors that I mentor,” said Carter. The program culminates in capable leaders pinning on the rank of chief petty officer. “If they get in front of Sailors, they’ve got to be able to rock that anchor, know what they're doing, and be the chief,” said Twiford. “365 gets them more ready than any other program we've had in the past.”
Navy Medicine’s SSN Reduction Plan - What’s the Status?
By Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
On Sept. 27, The Coastline published an article “New PII Policy Effective Monday,” highlighting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Social Security Number (SSN) Reduction Plan. The purpose of this article is to highlight Navy Medicine’s efforts to implement DoD’s efforts. To protect beneficiaries and prevent identify theft, the DoD has implemented and enforced a vigorous plan to reduce SSN usage throughout the DoD. All service members, dependents and those with a direct relationship with the DoD should now have received a unique DoD identification number that can be seen on their DoD ID card. This number will not change over time and has been intended to be used openly and treated in a similar manner to an employee number. Navy Medicine has historically utilized SSNs to identify patients. The following details summarize Navy Medicine’s current status and plan for the future: • Medical/dental personnel are allowed to continue to ask beneficiaries for their sponsor’s SSN; however, in the near future, Electronic Health Records will be modified to display and print forms utilizing the DoD ID number, and the SSN will be masked (XXX-XX-1234 or 20/1234).
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• Inpatient arm bands will retain the full SSN until further notice. • At this time, Navy Medicine forms are allowed to retain the full SSN; however, when a Navy Medicine form is updated, the full SSN will be replaced with the DoD ID number and/or last 4 of the SSN. • Record jackets for medical records are considered forms and are allowed to retain the full SSN until updated. • The Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) application will be utilized when at all possible to minimize faxing documents containing Personable Identifiable Information (PII)/Protected Health Information (PHI). For more information about the SAFE application, visit https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe2/Welcome.aspx. • When possible, SSNs will be blocked out on documents that are automatically generated by U.S. Naval Hospital Rota’s systems, to include medical bills for billed patients. Be advised that patient’s PII and PHI will be handled securely at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, and we will continue to protect your privacy per the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Privacy Act of 1974.
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November 21, 2012
We Have Much to Be Thankful for
Team Rota, What an outstanding year; we couldn’t be any more proud of this awesome team and awesome community. From our outstanding Sailors, Marines, Airmen - even a few Soldiers - and U.S. and Spanish civilians to our bedrock of family members, this base is the best in the Navy. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for heading into the Thanksgiving break. As you’ve likely heard, we recently capped off a great fiscal year by being named the Installation of the Year for the Region. It literally took every one of you CMDCM (SW/SS/AW) David Twiford to attain this great achievement, and it will take all of you to continue the press toward bringing the four destroyers here in the next couple years. Whether you’re deploying in harm’s way, studying or teaching at DGF, stocking shelves, fixing and moving aircraft, patrolling our streets and harbor, keeping us healthy at the hospital, holding down the homefront or the thousands of other missions here aboard NAVSTA Rota, you are making this a great base and a great community. We are thankful for you. We want everyone on base to have a great Thanksgiving, and the Captain has authorized a four-day liberty for the holiday for Naval Station Rota Sailors, not on duty. U.S. civilian employees will have Thanksgiving Day off. We hope you all are able to enjoy some time with family, friends or both. Some of you will take this four-day liberty to travel; many will stay local and enjoy a good meal with friends and/or family. Others are planning to spend it alone. My challenge to all of you is to ensure that nobody on this naval station spends Thanksgiving alone. If you know or even think someone is going to be spending Thanksgiving alone, invite them over to spend the holiday with you. I know that this is a great community and we’re up to the task. Please take a minute as you read this, and make a mental list of anyone you think might be spending tomorrow
alone. Then, be a true shipmate, wingman or battle buddy, and invite them over. Don’t think there is any need to do anything fancy; just being around people who care is incredibly important during the holidays. You could even go get chow together at the Galley. The Galley is laying out the full Thanksgiving Day meal spread again this year. I’m sure that many of our deployed brothers and sisters will be taking advantage of this. Dinner will be 2 - 5 p.m. and you’re going to get stuffed for only $7.50. I’m confident the Galley crew is going to put out some great chow for the Thanksgiving Day meal, but after the food, there is still nothing quite like relaxing, playing some games, watching some football and recovering on the couch. If you have a home that can afford it, invite someone over to hang at your place and sleep off the turkey. Please remember, we have multiple families here who are separated from loved ones who are on deployment, many in harm’s way. Be sure that you are reaching out to those Team Rota members as well. Our goal is nobody spends Thanksgiving alone. If we do that, we all win. HOOYAH CMC
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Space Heaters in the Workplace By NAVSTA Rota Fire Department
The challenges posed by heating large buildings often leave cold spots and those temperature variations can have a big impact on the comfort of the workers. The improper use of space heaters results in numerous fires each year in the workplace, and it is every person’s responsibility to ensure that the space heater to be used in the workplace provides comfort and warmth without becoming a fire hazard. The good news is that electrical space heaters (the only type authorized in the workplace) can be used safely provided a few common sense safety precautions are followed. For instance, it is imperative that any space heater brought into the workplace be Underwriters Laboratory, Factory
Mutual or the European equivalent approved. These heaters must also be equipped with thermostats and a safety switch that turns the unit off if it tips over. This not only makes good sense but it is a requirement identified in the fire prevention regulation COMNAVACTSPAININST 11320.4D. It is also critical that no combustible materials, (clothing, paper or plastic) be placed within 3 feet of the space heater. Additionally, never leave a space heater unattended, and at the end of the day, it’s important to make sure the heater is turned off. Should there be any question(s) please contact the fire prevention office at 727-2950. Rota Fire and Emergency Services wishes everyone a happy and fire safe holiday season.
Legal Assistance Office 1) Visa/Immigration Officers from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid are visiting NAVSTA Rota to give a presentation about Visa applications with a brief question and answer session to follow. - Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28 - Time: 10 - 11 a.m. - Location: Community Service Building, 2nd deck, room 119A - If you would like to speak to an embassy representative about an existing Visa application, please call the legal assistance office, 727-2531, to make an appointment. 2) For all notarized signatures, you now need to show two of the following forms of ID: Military ID, passport, U.S. driver's license or Spanish TEI card. 3) Reminder: Powers of Attorneys and notary walk-in hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. - noon.
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The holiday season is upon us and many of us will be doing some traveling while we are overseas. According to http://travel.state.gov, every day of the year U.S. embassies and consulates take calls from Americans in distress while traveling overseas because they become victims of crimes, violence or have unexpected difficulties. It is better to avoid these difficulties by preparing yourself before you travel. Don’t look like a tourist. Travel light so you won’t get tired and set your luggage down and leave it unattended. Limit the amount of valuables you carry and have a place to hide them (such as the hotel safe) when you arrive at your destination. When carrying cash and credit cards put them in different places, don’t keep them all in your wallet or purse. Don’t travel alone at night and don’t take shortcuts through narrow alleys or poorly lit streets. Most of all, beware of pickpocketers. Remember to leave an itinerary with family/friends and register your trip at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ when traveling for long periods of time. The odds are you will have a safe and incident-free trip while traveling abroad but it always pays to be alert and prepared. Have a safe and happy holiday. Stay healthy for life.
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November 21, 2012
Navy Exchange Depot Relocates Closer to Main Navy Exchange Store By Cpl. Melissa Wenger NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Naval Station Rota’s Navy Exchange (NEX) Depot closed its doors Thursday to make room for the future tenants of the base. The current depot, located in building 55, will be closed until Dec. 10 when it will resume normal operations from its new location. “The depot occupies 10,000 square feet in the Fleet Logistic Center’s building,” said Navy Exchange General Manager Rick Nelson. “With the homeporting of the Forward Deployed Naval Force ships to Rota, the Defense Logistic Agency needs space in that building to stage supplies specific for these ships.” The NEX warehouse located in the back of the NEX main store, near the customer service area, will be the
new site for the depot. “It’ll be a convenient place for folks to be able to back up the truck and pick up whatever they buy,” said Nelson. During the closure, customers can still access products from the depot. “They can give us a call here at the store, and we can provide whatever they need,” said Nelson. Customers can expect to see additional products become available upon the reopening of the NEX Depot. “I think the assortment will be bigger and better. The buyers have been running an analysis of what the other depots overseas have been carrying and they modified our assortment,” said Nelson. The depot is also making sure it will have the sup-
plies necessary to support the needs of the FDNF ships. “We’re finding out from the ships what they buy on a regular basis so that we can add those things to our assortment if we don't already carry it,” said Nelson. According to Nelson, the NEX Depot is the main supplier of bulk paper, pens, pencils, tools, cartridges for printers and other consumable goods for the commands around base. It also houses supplies meant specifically for ships. “That’s an area where we will be expanding because of the ships that will be homeported here,” Nelson added. The NEX Depot hours are currently from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and will continue to be the same in the new location.
Smoking, Sun, Aging and Their Impact to Your Skin By Dr. John Paul Trafeli Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
As a dermatologist I have seen a lot of skin, up close, with magnification. Much like in the book, “Gulliver’s Travels”, by Jonathan Swift where the tiny Gulliver, in the land of the Brobdingnag, is disgusted by the pores, which appear as craters, on the giants faces. I, however, don’t feel the same way about skin as he did … you’ll have to read the book to find out. I have noticed something interesting - people who smoke and get lots of sun have more wrinkles, more enlarged pores and more sagging of their skin than those who don’t smoke. While that might not seem such a grandiose finding, since everyone “really” knows smoking is bad for you, I have noticed something even more interesting. When I examine the “protected” skin, the skin that doesn’t get sun, of someone who smokes I can’t find the same premature aging. This aging affect principally occurs in the face, upper chest, shoulders and arms; where the sun shines. When I examine the places that don’t usually get sun, such as the buttocks and breasts, I can’t tell a smoker from a non-smoker. I always thought, and was led to believe by popular opinion, that smoking
was responsible for premature aging. Therefore, one would think that we should see the affects of aging on all the skin, since the cigarette is inhaled. We should see wrinkly butts just like we see wrinkly faces. However, I now believe that smoking doesn’t really cause “too much” skin damage by itself. What I strongly believe is that smoking prevents, let me say that again, PREVENTS, skin repair after being damaged by the sun. And it does this acutely, in the immediate hours and days after the injury, when the repair should be taking place. Therefore, in places that get lots of sun like the face, we see the deep wrinkling caused by the sun. However, on the sun-protected skin we see little or nothing. And in my experience, this seems to be the case. Every couple of years I attend the American Academy of Dermatology winter meeting. This is where the great minds of dermatology come together to discuss what’s new, what’s old and what’s on the horizon for skin disease. I make it a point to attend a series of lectures on sun and skin aging held by a pioneer in this field. In the audience at his lectures you might typically find the scientists from internationally recognized cosmetic companies … trying to get a leg up on the next new
thing for the skin. I posed my smoking question to him during my attendance in March 2012. Surprisingly, he stated that he felt the same about the affects of the sun on the skin. Though there are studies showing some degenerative effects of smoking on the skin, it appears that smoking primarily prevents repair of damage done by acute ultraviolet light damage (outdoor exposure and indoor tanning). The cumulative effects of this damage are deep pores, gray ashen color and those thick deep wrinkles. Unfortunately no cream or potion can get back the health of the skin once it’s destroyed. Under the microscope what we see is destruction of elastin, damaged collagen and enlarged keratin filled pores (blackheads). This makes sense when you think of it. The body spends a great deal of energy repairing damage, whether it’s a broken arm, a black eye or a traumatic brain injury. The great art of the human body is rapid repair from injury. Surgeons routinely will not do elective surgery on a patient if they are a smoker, because recovery takes longer, infection rates are higher and outcomes are generally poorer, unfortunately and unjustly often assumed as a reflection on the skill of
the surgeon. The same could be said for dental work. It should come as no surprise that the teeth of smokers are typically in poorer health than those of non-smokers, as the tissue surrounding teeth is constantly in a state of repair from the affects of mastication on the sensitive mucosal tissue. So the next time you’re at the beach here in Southern Europe (Spain, Sicily, Naples) or wherever, and see a young person smoking while basking in the sun, remember what they are doing, and don’t do the same. They could do nothing worse to their skin. They are spending what all of us older people want back, our youth, and they are spending it fast. As a prior skin surgeon and mentor once advised me of an old quote, “good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment (of others).” In other words, learn from the mistakes of others as it’s easier than learning from your own. There is an interesting corollary thought to this, I’ll discuss this in another article, anti-oxidants and their acute affects on oxidizing processes, such as sun exposure. In other words, do antioxidants decrease sun damage in the acute phase after sun exposure?
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NCTAMS First Class Association Holds Barbecue for AFANAS By ET3 (IDW) Lars Engeberg Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS)
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Atlantic, Detachment Rota's First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA) held its second annual AFANAS barbecue Nov. 7 AFANAS is a local organization that brings special attention to social and educational needs of children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. More than 80 AFANAS children, adults, parents and liaisons visited NAVSTA Rota as part of the annual event. “I was born and raised in Rota and went to school with some of these wonderful people,” said Information Technician 1st Class Carlos Rodriquez. “Now, 15 years later and back in Rota, I can make sure that for a few hours, these kids have the time of their lives.” The members of AFANAS were given a base tour followed by American-style barbecue and pizza provided by the FCPOA. Gift bags, donated by the Navy Lodge, were also distributed to the guests to welcome them to the base. “This is such a fantastic way to give back to our local community,” said FCPOA President Information Technician 1st
Class Kristin Carter. “The payback for this event is written all over the kid's faces.” To show their appreciation to NCTAMS, the members of AFANAS read a poem in Spanish to NCTAMC Officer in Charge Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Hill. To our Rota Naval Base friends Ay my dear Rota How beautiful and pretty you are!!! With your grace and your semblant Full of happiness. So we come today To see your naval base, Expecting from you To show us something else. Ay my dear Rota How beautiful and pretty you are!!! With your grace, your salt And your pretty naval base. After reading their poem, the children and NCTAMS personnel took a few last minute photos together and waved goodbye as they began climbing back onto the bus. “You could see how happy and grateful the kids were as they left, and it makes me proud being able to give back. Even though I now wear the U.S. Navy uniform, I haven’t forgotten about these amazing people or where I’m from,” said Rodriguez.
NCTAMS and AFANAS volunteers pose during the lunch aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Morgan Over)
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Petty Officer Advancements Released Tuesday From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON - More than 26,000 active duty and nearly 600 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors are on their way to advancement to E4, E5 and E6 with the release of the fall Petty Officer advancement list Tuesday. "Advancements are critical to our overall strategy for managing rating and paygrade levels to ensure healthy community management and manning the Fleet to the correct level with the right people," said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Personnel Plans and Policy. "Sailors advanced in cycle 216 for Active Duty and Full Time Support (FTS) E4-E6 will provide the Fleet with the right Sailor with the right skills and the right experience level to maximize Navy's readiness." While the number of active duty Sailors advancing to E5 and E4 decreased this cycle, the opportunity to advance increased because there were fewer Sailors in the advancement window.
NGIS Participates in New Training NAVSTA Rota Navy Gateway Inns and Suites
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) Rota recently launched a New Customer Service Training initiative at a rally kicked off by Naval Station Rota, Spain Housing Director Bob Crist. The training was designed specifically for service in a lodging environment. A Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) contractor delivered a tailored program cultivating training specific to NGISâ€™s vision of becoming "The Preferred Lodging Choice" Navy-wide. NGIS Rota staff participated in the two-week training designed to be able to provide superior service as well as maintaining the best 5-star NGIS. The training included a hands on approach to learning the difference when asked "what more can I do to make this guest
stay more comfortable?" Among the training, the team toured various facilities aboard NAVSTA Rota to be able to effectively answer guest questions about availabilities on base.
Enlisted advancements are based on vacancies in the Fleet. Although there were fewer vacancies to advance into this cycle, there were also fewer Sailors in the advancement window, so percent opportunity stayed high. Advancement opportunity for active duty E6 Sailors this cycle increased to 19.59 from 16.18 percent last cycle, while E5 Sailors saw opportunity rise to 32.42 percent this cycle compared to 30.94 percent last spring. Sailors advancing to E4 had opportunity increase to 47.70 percent from 45.83 percent last cycle. FTS E6 Sailors' opportunity this cycle increased to 11.60 percent from 10.78 from last cycle, while E5 Sailors' opportunity dropped to 23.58 percent from 28.57 last cycle. E4 Sailors also saw a drop in opportunity from 59.52 in the last cycle to 42.21 this cycle. Advancement results are posted on the Navy Personnel Command's Bupers Online Web page http://www.npc.navy.mil.
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November 21, 2012
Offer Up a Prayer of Thanksgiving This Season Thanksgiving. If you’re like many Americans, the word conjures up vivid memories of making little five-fingered turkeys and Pilgrim hats out of construction paper in elementary school, learning about fancy words like “cornucopia,” and being forced to eat at the “kids table” at the annual family gathering. Now that you’re older, however, it possibly brings back images of eating way too much turkey and pumpkin pie, kicking back in your recliner while dozing off watching some NFL game, and/or planning your pre-dawn raid at your favorite retailer the next morning. However, the beginnings of the holiday were not so cozy. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims of Plymoth Colony invited their Wampanoag friends to a feast to give thanks to God for the good harvest that would keep them alive throughout the freezing months ahead. They were grateful for the bountiful yield because they were much more prepared than they Chaplain Robert Johnson were during the previous winter, when approximately half of the colony died. So to celebrate, they spent three days feasting and praying, and an annual tradition developed and spread across the colonies. But it wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Lincoln gave a Thanksgiving Proclamation authorizing a nationally recognized annual holiday: “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United
States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and union.” To sum up: Lincoln encouraged Americans to turn to God in prayer and express their gratitude, seek forgiveness for national wrongs committed, remember those in suffering around them and plead for national unity and healing. During this Thanksgiving season, what will you be doing? Wherever you may find yourself, I encourage you to carve some time out of your holiday to follow the example of Lincoln and offer up a prayer of thanksgiving to God for the untold blessings He has bestowed upon us and our nation, and then find at least one tangible, practical way to make your prayer come to life by putting it into action. If you would like to speak with me or another chaplain regarding this subject, please contact the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.
The Sounds of Christmas
The Chapel community is looking for a few talented individuals who would like to share their musical talent by performing in a Chapel-wide event Dec. 16 at 7 p.,. If you would like to be one of the performers for this spiritual evening please contact Chaplain Riley at 727-2161 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Dec. 3. Your involvement can help make the Christmas season special for all of us at NAVSTA Rota.
Take the Plunge with Rota MOPS
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at the Chapel, 7 - 9 p.m. Meetings include food, a time to socialize (kid-free), guest speakers and games or other activities. For more information about MOPS, contact Jodie Delquadri at email@example.com, 689-46-5712 or 727-4503.
Bible Study Offerings at the Chapel Mark Bible study meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Journaling study meets Thursdays, 6 p.m.
New Chapel Offering: Brindo Mi Vida Brindo Mi Vida (I Offer My Life) is a casual, experiential Christian worship gathering, 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's inner courtyard.
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Navy College Office
NMCRS Thanksgiving Hours
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) main office and Thrift Shop will both close at 2 p.m. today for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Both will reopen for business Monday with the normal schedule. If you have an emergency and need financial assistance over the holiday, please call 660-984-511 for assistance. Happy Thanksgiving.
Baby Basics and Breast-feeding Combo
Babies and baby care is a scary subject for some people. If you are about to have a baby and want to get more information about how to care for your newborn, we have a class for you. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is holding a Baby Basics and Breast-feeding Combo class on Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the NMCRS classroom. For more information or to sign up, please call 727-1614.
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 Linda Hill at 727-4185 or 727-4435.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers an interest-free loan program for up to $3,000 per year for undergraduate or graduate tuition. This is an overseas only program, so take advantage while youâ€™re here. Call NMCRS at 727-1614.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
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AA meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base Chapel. Call the DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.
Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now
eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407.
Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ERAU Offers Five Ways to Make Earning Your Degree Easy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984 or stop by their offices for more information.
Central Texas College (CTC)
CTC is running face-to-face classes for criminal justice, early childhood professions and fire protection technology. They also offer classes online, as well as a Microsoft Certification Program, which start once a month. CTC is also looking for a Fire Protection instructor for their applied science degree. Call CTC for more information on this position and for more details about classes at 727-2574.
Helping Skills in Human Relations
University of Oklahoma now offers individuals with a bachelor's degree or OU graduate students certificates in Helping Skills in Human Relations and Human Resource Diversity and Development. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information call OU at 727-2799 today.
OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program
University of Oklahomaâ€™s Rota site offers a Master of Human Relations. Ten classes are taught in six-day increments with six semester hours of internship completing the
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required 36 hours for the program. For more information call OU at 727-2799 to register for the Master of Human Relations program.
UMUC Holiday Express Intersession
Registration is available now for Holiday Express Intersession - a shortened session that gives students the opportunity to earn university credit in half the time during the holidays - beginning Dec. 17. Find the schedule at http://webapps.umuc.edu/soc/europe.cfm.
UMUC Offers Book Awards and Scholarships
UMUC Europe will continue to offer the $150 Military Book Award for active duty service members (all ranks) as well as the $150 Europe Book Award for spouses and dependents of active duty service members. The $700 New Student Scholarship will also continue to be offered, and many awards are available - all new students are encouraged to apply. For details visit http://www.ed.umuc.edu/financialaid.
No School Thursday and Friday Thanksgiving holiday - no school.
Fleet & Family Support Center
Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Have you ever thought about going to Madrid? Learn what Madrid has to offer such as accommodations, shopping, art and culture. Learn how to move around by underground and how to get to Madrid by plane, bud, train or driving. Enjoy this winter in Madrid while staying on a budget. Call 727-3232 for registration.
Successful Interviewing Techniques
Tuesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Nervous about interviewing? If you want to know the secrets to successful interviewing, sign up for this hands-on experience of a lifetime. Call 727-3232 for more details and sign up.
Communication Skills Workshop
Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Communication is powerful and directly affects our quality of life and relationships. Our ability to express what we think and feel without clouding our ability to listen and respect how others think and feel is the greatest factor of success in our work and home life. Yet, communication is an everyday activity that is easily taken for granted. This workshop helps people use the power of communication to strengthen relationships at work and at home by practicing skills that build effective two-way communication. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Signing Playgroup (NPSHVP and EDIS)
Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
How to Survive the Holidays Financially
Today, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Managing the monthly budget is tough enough but it gets even tougher during the holiday season. Are you still paying for last holiday season's gifts? Do you want some ideas on how to make this and future holiday seasons easier to manage financially? If so this is the class for you. It provides basic money management techniques and gift giving alternatives.
Field Trip: Walking Tour in Arcos de la Frontera
Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Put on your walking shoes and join us! Enjoy this walking tour to the old town of Arcos de la Frontera. One of Andalucia's most dramatically positioned Pueblos Blancos (White Villages), Arcos balances atop a rocky limestone ridge. We will be walking downtown and exploring the main monuments and shopping district. You will also have the opportunity to buy the typical cakes at Las Mercedarias Nuns Convent. Call 727-3232 for more details and to sign up.
Wednesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m., EDIS Bldg. Early Development and Intervention Services (EDIS) and the New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) of FFSC are teaming up to offer a free interactive class promoting pre-literacy skill development using a nurturing parenting philosophy. Each session will include sign language instruction and developmental play for babies up to 18 months of age. Classes are progressive. Last session after this is Dec. 5. Classes held at EDIS Bldg. in Las Palmeras housing. Call EDIS at 727-4029 to register.
Conflict Management Workshop
Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Unmanaged conflict has caused many hardships in the workplace and at home. It can cause people to suffer, missions to fail and families to separate. Yet, conflict is inevitable. This workshop helps people to manage conflict by examining their attitudes and behaviors when faces with conflicting situations; practicing skills that prevent conflict from escalating; and working with others to solve problems, allowing people to grow, missions to succeed and families to strengthen. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.
SAILOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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Sailor in the Spotlight LSSN Dillion White
By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A native of Pauls Valley, Okla., Logistic Specialist Seaman Dillion White enlisted in the Navy in 2009. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Logistic Specialist A-school at Naval Technical Training Center aboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss. Once A-school was complete, he reported to Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Sigonella Detachment Rota in August 2012. White serves as a logistic support representative for the fleet. He said his biggest accomplishment thus far is saving the Navy millions of dollars by supporting transiting units and aircraft through NAVSTA Rota. “Life’s a garden, dig it.” - Joe Dirt
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International Horse Fair, ends Sunday, Convention Center, Sevilla
“El Tiempo que nos ha tocado vivir,” painting display by Oswaldo Guayasamin, through March 30, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz
Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577, http://www.realmaestranza.com Sevilla, Reales Alcázar (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets €8.50 Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. Juega con los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto, Saturdays, 6 p.m., call 956-853960 Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., €10 for adult tickets, €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Avda. Duque de Abrantes, Jerez, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit http://www.realescuela.org River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park,” Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., adult tickets €16.50, children €8.20. Call 956-363813 or visit http://www.visitasdonana.com Castillo de Luna, Rota, weekend guided tours at 1 and 5 p.m., request tickets in advance at the tourism office, Calle Cuna, 2
Eat/Drink “Primera Semana del Pescado de Estero,” ends Sunday, Chiclana, various locations, visit http://guiadecadiz.com Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Monday - Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6 p.m., tickets €12
Music Concert by SFDK, Friday, 11 p.m., Sala Anfiteatro, Punta de San Felipe, Cadiz Sacred Music Cycle, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Concert by Mariam Guerra, Maria Zapata and Rocio Pans (piano), San Mateo Church, Plaza del Mercado, Jerez de la Frontera, admission free Festival de Musica Española de Cadiz, ends Sunday, different locations, http://www.guiadecadiz.com
Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 p.m.
Hipodromo de Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, winter season, visit http://www.hipodromosdeandalucia.com
Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlucar Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m., tickets €3
Half marathon Sevilla-Los Palacios, Dec. 16, http://www. yomury.com/inscripciones-a-carreras
Flamenco “Sanlucar Canta en Navidad”, Christmas music featuring by different artists and groups, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. - midnight, Carbajo Bodega, Trebujena road, Sanlucar de Barrameda, tickets €3 Flamenco Recital by Jose Merce, Dec. 2, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €12 - 45 Flamenco show, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo,” Calle San Miguel 5, tickets €12, call 653-07-1099 Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, Jerez, 956-33-8334
Upcoming Festivals Constitution Day - Dec. 6 Immaculate Conception Day - Dec. 8
Reminder: Angel Tree 2012 is ongoing. If you would like to adopt a child, please contact Manuel Alba at 727-3786 or email@example.com for more information. Gifts must be purchased off base.
EYE ON THE FLEET
PACIFIC OCEAN - Gunner's Mate Seaman Phillip Stutesman prepares to shoot the shot line during a replenishment at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz successfully completed the ship's Joint Task Force Exercise, which is designed to test a strike group's ability to operate in hostile and complex environments with other U.S. and coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Bartlett)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter takes off from Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), during an exercise as the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits nearby. Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock ship, was converted and reclassified to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command request for an AFSB to be located in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen)
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BAHRAIN - Lt. j.g. Michael Aragon, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Eleven, removes blasting caps from detonation cord while dressed in a bomb suit during a training exercise. EODMU-11 is deployed with Commander, Task Group 56.9, which provides maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek R. Sanchez)
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Happy Thanksgiving to All and Happy Shopping! Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy the day with family and friends. Navy Exchange Many of you will want to keep the tradition of shopping the day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday. The Navy Exchange (NEX) has its biggest sales of the year Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Called Navy Blue Friday, you can check out some of the offers in their ad on the center pages this week. Las Dunas Mall and Rivera Garden Center Off base, you can find lots of interesting places to shop as well and it is fun to get out and see what is out there. At Las Dunas Mall on the outskirts of Sanlúcar, you will find all the top stores for fashion for men, women and children. By Karen Lucas, The Coastline Publisher Rivera Garden, the largest garden center Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net in Spain is located just outside of Chipiona on the road that goes to Sanlúcar. Right now this large store is full of gift ideas so it is a good place to go for inspiration and it is fun to see all there is. Of course, there are poinsettias, Christmas trees and all the plants you can imagine. Matías Lebrón Jewelers This well established jewelry store is in itself a guarantee of quality. This year they have a new line of original jewelry, limited in number, hence the name 1/50 which means there are only 50 items alike. As always Matías Lebrón has many special offers and discounts. The shop also does repairs and is centrally located in El Paseo Mall in El Puerto de Santa María. La Casa del Mimbre Now is a good time to get acquainted with La Casa del Mimbre, if you are not already a client of theirs. Located across from the train station makes it easy to find and easy to park. At La Casa del Mimbre, you will find a big selection of furniture especially Mexican and Indian; many things for the home from dishes to rugs, lamps and decorative items and personal items such as hand bags, scarves and jewelry. Zircón At this jewelry shop you get silver jewelry at wholesale prices because they design and manufacture what they sell. It is a beautiful shop where you can find great deals and many very original and attractive items. Zircón is located on the Fuentebravía Road in El Soto de Vistahermosa. Stop by and check it out. El Revuelo Revuelo is a fun shop with fun fashions and lots of original and interesting accessories. Shawls and scarves are among the most popular items sold, especially their “peacock” shawls. These shawls were always a big hit at the bazaars on base, back in the days when bazaars were held. El Revuelo is located in the Vistahermosa shopping area. Indoor Karting: Racing Dakart Jerez If you are looking for fun things to do on this long weekend, stop by Racing Dakart Jerez. Here you will find fully equipped racing facilities and the latest driver safety gear for you to experience the ultimate karting adventure. There is an indoor track with competition class vehicles and precision digital time keeping for advanced racers. For younger drivers, the outdoor track will get your adrenaline rushing! It is located in the Luz Shopping area of Jerez. Las Marías Equestrian Center Get a group together and play a game of “burro polo” at Las Marías Equestrian Center. Fun is guaranteed. If this is not what you are looking for, you can go for a horseback ride on the beach. Give Jesús a call at 652-12-9911 and make arrangements. Correction: Restaurante La Ventolera Last week I did a strange translation of the special offer in the coupon for the restaurant La Ventolera. This translation could possibly lead to a misunderstanding of the offer. The offer should be 5 percent off your meal. Please excuse the mistake. 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 email to Karen@ coastline.e.telefonica.net or give me a call at 607-56-4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
Window display at El Revuelo. Photo by Karen Lucas.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
1991 VESPA 200PX IRIS: Classic scooter with only 15K kilometers, engine runs great, needs some paint, €650. Call 666-08-1896. AUDI A5 SPORTBACK: 2.0 TDI, 170 cv, vehicle registration Feb. 2, 2011, 38K kilometers/23,612 miles, valid warranty, €29,900/negotiable. Call 660-41-1489. 1995 MERCEDES S350: Automatic, turbo diesel, runs well and looks great, new tires and rotors. Family is moving, must sell, $4,500. Call Dave at 619-21-6647. 2002 MAZADA 323: €3,600 (transfer cost included), 1.66 cc, 100 cv, manual transmission, gasoline. Visit http:// www.siles4x4.com or call 605-85-9061. 1999 MERCEDES E300TD: €5,600 (transfer cost included) 177 cv, diesel, automatic, 300 dt elegance. Visit http:// www.siles4x4.com or call 605-85-9061. PEUGEOT 206 XT: HDI 2.0, 127K miles, tires 1 year, ITV through August 2013, $2,800 OBO. Call 62733-7474 or email Inlm11@gmail.com. 2006 CHEVROLET TAHOE LTZ: €20K (transfer cost included), 5.3 cc, V8, 75,519 kilometers, 7 seats, automatic, excellent condition, IT V expires March 2013. Visit http://w w w. siles4x4.com or call 605-85-9061. 2002 MERCEDES ML 320: €4,500 (transfer cost included), 218 cv, gasoline, automatic, 4WD, 143,500 kilometers. Visit http:// www.siles4x4.com or call 605-85-9061 2007 HUMMER H3: €22K (transfer cost included), 3.7 cc, 245 cv, 51K kilometers, manual transmission. Visit http:// www.siles4x4.com or call 605-85-9061 2003 KIA RIO: 1.31 gas, A/C, runs well, €950, Rota Beater. Call 653-78-0296.
2001 OPEL VESTRA: 1.6l gas, A/C, 65K miles, blue metallic, €1,690, Rota beater. Call 653-78-0296.
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HEADBOARDS: Hand crafted artistic wrought iron headboards for single bed, $50 for both. Will send photo. Call 607-56-4132.
COACH: Dependable assistant girls' varsity basketball coach wanted. Strong fundamentals, love for the game and a desire to help young athletes develop both on and off the court are a must. Coaching experience preferred but not required. Some travel required. Rewards are many. Please contact Coach DeMeritt at edward.demeritt@ eu.dodea.edu for more information. SCRIMMAGE TEAM: The DGF varsity girls' basketball team is looking for a scrimmage team to practice against evenings and/or Saturday mornings beginning in mid-November. Interested players, please contact Coach DeMeritt at email@example.com.
FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3-yearold Labradoodle, medium size, does not shed, loves kids and other dogs, trained and spayed. Call 956-87-7700.
HOUSES AND APARTMENTS: Sea views, pools and yards, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bdrm. in Rota, Costa Ballena, Chipiona, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar, w/pools and yards. No rental fees to Americans. Call Antonio at 685-20-
4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Cleaning and maintenance, key h a n d l i n g, a cce s s to U. K . re nt a l bookings. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.
APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, underground parking, roof top 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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UNFURNISHED HOUSE NEAR VISTAHERMOSA: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, nice kitchen, lvg. rm., separate storage, automatic gate/driveway, gardener, €1,300/mo. Call 639-310436 or email email@example.com. TOWNHOUSE IN LAS REDES: 100 meters from the beach, 4 plus bdrm., full attic, room heaters, ceiling fans, A/C, large kitchen, office with pantry and appliances, solar panels, laundry rm./mudroom, shed, storage space, community yard and pool, parking in house and covered space in local mall, €1,500. Call Tina, 609-347-402. CHALET IN EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, zoned A/C and heat, big kitchen, nice yard with garden, pool, shed, 12 kilometers/7 miles to Puerto gate, American owners, a must see. €1,650/mo., http://www.spainholidaycasadeamour.com/default.html. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202286-9651 (stateside phone number). FLAT IN PLAZA MIGUEL DEL PINO: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, lvg./dng. rm. with fireplace, laundry rm., terrace and private rooftop terrace and garage, marble floors, solid wood doors, screen, marble
countertops, perfect condition. Call Aniceto at 606-99-2874 or 956-87-0413. BEAUTIFUL POOL VILLA NEAR PUERTO: American-owned, partially or fully furn., 4 bdrm., 2 bath, heat, A/C, electric water heater, walled private 1,200 m2 plot, sunroom, sunroof, inground pool, garden, huge patio and a pool cabana w/bath, new appliances. Sky TV/AFN satellite/ Internet, pool/garden maint. included. Centrally located to Rota, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez, €1,850. Email for photos. Call 0049-151-5202-9810 or email email@example.com. BEAUTIFUL HOUSE OUTSIDE PUERTO GATE: American-owned, 1 minute to housing gate, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, walkin closet, lvg./dng. area w/fireplace, Large kitchen w/pantry, laundry area, terrace enclosed w/glass, sep. barbecue area w/water, private inside covered parking for 2 cars w/automatic gate, central heat, A/C, window screens, AFN satellite. Call Michael at 667-78-5290. FUENTEBRAVIA HOUSE OVERLOOKING BEACH: Best views, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, central heat, city gas, lvg/dng. with fireplace, large top terrace and small yard. Asking €1,200/mo., include community fees. Listed in housing. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899, English speaker.
FLAT NEAR ROTA GATE: 104 m2 useable, 3 bdrm. with double windows to block noise, bath with Jacuzzi, kitchen, pantry, laundry, lvg./dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat in lvg. rm. and bedrooms, furn./unfurn. Call 601-03-5135. BEACHFRONT APARTMENT: Two-story apartment in Rota with great views and a great location. Unfurn., 3 bdrm. (nice size rooms with 3 large, professionally finished, built-in closets and lots of other storage as well), 2.5 bath (one with hydro-massage tub, the other with hydro-
massage shower and sauna). Designer kitchen, fully equipped. Laundry rm. with washer and dryer and lots of storage. Porch and small private yard, community pool, heat and A/C, screens on windows, garage parking and storage rm. Rent €1,400/mo., negotiable. Community fees and gardener included. Call 607-56-4132. DOWNTOWN APARTMENT: Next to beach facing Hotel Duque de Najera, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, large terrace, private garage, kitchen, A/C. Call Amanda at 638-89-5378. LUXURY APARTMENT BY THE BEACH: Beautiful, modern apartment facing the beach at La Costilla in the center of Rota. Elevator and underground garage, TV, Internet and spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean. 2 bdrm., A/C, heat, automatic double glazed windows, insulated walls, security door and materials of the best quality have been added in the recent renovation of the house. Rent €1,500/mo. (negotiable) includes community fees, listed in housing. Visit http://beachapartment. woordpress.com or call 660-96-2124. COSTA BALLENA-ROTA HOUSE: Single house facing the beach and next to the golf course, 160 m2, 4 bdrm., 4 bath, 2 garages, patio and yard, A/C and heat, double windows, screens and community pool, beautiful ocean views, listed in housing. €1,600, call 605-51-5363.
M I S C E L L A N E O U S DOG SITTER: Do you need a dog sitter? Give me a call at 956-81-5779. L E A R N TO S P E A K S PA N I S H : Would you like to speak Spanish at no cost? I would like to exchange Spanish lessons for English lessons. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Homecare provider lots of experience. Worked in the states for 7 years. First aid, CPR, and
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E M P L O Y M E N T HRO: Educational Aid, GS-1702-02/03/04, IT Specialist, GS-2210-12, Sexual Assault Victim Program Coordinator, GS-0101-11, Marine Transportation Specialist, GS2150-12. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP), Super visor Recreation Specialist (Aquatics), Recreation Aide (Theater), Club Operations Aide (La Plaza), Driver/ Cashier (Pizza Villa), Bartender (La Plaza), Driver/Cashier (La Plaza), Club Operations Assistant (La Plaza), Recreation Aide (B owling), Recreation Assistant (Special Events). Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Preference Entitlement Survey to MWR Personnel Office, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call 727-2596 or 727-3263.
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Corporate Gray: Helping Veterans Plan Ahead By Xavier Smith
FFSC Work and Family Life Specialist (FERP)
Are you contemplating separation from the armed services or already separated/retired and seeking professional job-search and acquisition resources for a post-military career? Corporate Gray and its array of veteran-centric products and services are for you. Corporate Gray connects transitioning and former (separated/retired) military personnel with employers nationwide in print, person and online in the following ways: The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide Formerly titled The Corporate Gray Series, the guide leads the transitioning service member through each step of the military-to-civilian career transition process, from self-assessment to
résumé writing to networking to salary negotiation. The Rota Fleet and Family Support Center distributes the latest version of the guide during TAP, but they are also available on request. Traditional Corporate Gray Job Fairs for the Military Community Companies get the opportunity to meet face to face with separating and retiring service members of all ranks and branches of service; active duty, National Guard and Reserve. The job fairs bring together large numbers of employers with hundreds of military veterans in an organized and professional environment. Corporate Gray Virtual Military Career Fairs Job seekers and employers get to communicate directly via the Internet. The companies and government agen-
cies participating in these events are actively seeking military-experienced candidates who possess the skills and experience to fill their needs. Conversations are in the form of electronic “text chats” of 5 - 10 minutes in duration, giving the candidate and the recruiter the opportunity to see if there is a potential fit between their backgrounds and needs. Corporate Gray’s next Virtual Military Career Fair is Nov. 28 at noon (EST), 6 p.m. Spain time. To participate in this Internet-based hiring event, veterans must sign-up in advance by completing the online form at http://www.brazenconnect.com/event/corp_gray_november_28. Sign-up is free. Participants are also encouraged to post their résumé on http://www.CorporateGray.com and search and apply for jobs of interest. Corporate Gray Online
A military-niche employment website, Corporate Gray Online connects transitioning and former military with employers. Job seekers can post their résumé, search and apply for jobs, learn about upcoming job fairs, and gain access to important reference links in their job search. Employers can post their jobs and use a customized search to find military-experienced job seekers whose skills and experience match their needs. Corporate Gray Online is at http://www. CorporateGray.com. Corporate Gray eNewsletter Issued monthly, this eNewsletter is an additional resource to assist veterans transitioning from military service gain civilian employment. The November 2012 Corporate Gray eNewsletter is available at http://www.CorporateGray. com/CGnewsletter.pdf.
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November 21, 2012