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The Coastline December 6, 2012

Volume 22, Issue 47

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston) NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

The holiday tree is turned on during the holiday tree lighting ceremony Saturday. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)

Naval Station Rota, Spain kicked off the holiday season with the Morale, Warfare and Recreation (MWR) and Navy Exchange (NEX) holiday tree lighting ceremony, Saturday in front of the NEX. During the event, elves rappelled from a Spanish helicopter and escorted Santa Clause to the festivities. Santa greeted children and asked them what they wanted for Christmas. “It’s so awesome to be a part of this ceremony,” said Santa Clause. “It is definitely the highlight of the year.” To assist with keeping attendees warm, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from the community handed out cookies and hot chocolate. The Navy Europe Region Band, Rota Rockers and

Junior Rockers also performed dance routines before the tree was lit. “All of the performances were great,” said attendee Shalaunda Davis. “The base NEX and MWR did an excellence job putting this event together.” To conclude the event, NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer Scott Kraverath and Santa Clause pulled the lever, lighting the tree. “This is an exciting time of year here in Rota,” said Naval Station Rota, Spain Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraverath. “It is always good to see the community come together for a good cause. We have numerous events and organizations that will be helping a few less fortunate families this year. It is a heartwarming experience that I’m proud to be a part of.”

Shipping Electronics Just Got A Little Easier By Cpl. Melissa Wenger NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

The United States Postal Service (USPS) lifted the ban on shipping and receiving lithium batteries to and from overseas addresses, allowing members stationed aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain to receive electronics containing the batteries as of Nov. 15. Prior to the lift, lithium batteries were banned from mail on cargo planes flying internationally. The lift allows items containing lithium batteries to be shipped but there are still some restrictions. “It has to be in the actual package, or computer, laptop, camera, or whatever the item is - even cell phones,” said Fleet Mail Center Postal Clerk Marine Cpl. Cresswell Matamoros. “It actually has to be attached; it can’t be loose, off to the side, or in two different boxes.” According to the International Mail Manual, available on the USPS Postal Explorer website, the device containing the batteries must not have the ability to be activated or turned on. Customers may not order lithium batteries separately from the device they power. “Before, you could not send any type of lithium battery whatsoever,” said Matamoros. “They can short circuit or explode, catch fire and ruin your actual camera [or other electronic item].” According to Matamoros, online shoppers may encounter certain websites that

still won’t ship merchandise that contains lithium batteries to this particular location. Since the policy change is still relatively new, customers may or may not see updates to these shipping policies within the next few months. Although incoming mail doesn’t get X-rayed, customers still should adhere to the instructions on shipping merchandise containing lithium batteries. “Nothing get’s X-rayed coming in,” said Matamoros. “Going out however, everything gets X-rayed in Madrid, so if your battery is not connected to your laptop or camera, you have the possibility of it being returned to you.” Presently, many regular electronic devices only operate on lithium batteries. “In iPads, for example, the battery is inside the actual iPad and it’s a lithium battery,” said Matamoros. “Before, you couldn’t send it at all, and that’s kind of a bummer, especially if that was going to be a Christmas present or birthday present coming up that you were going to send out.” The change in policy comes just in time for the holiday season, during which the Fleet Mail Center makes adjustments to accommodate the additional flow of mail. The deadline for shipping items parcel post with enough time to reach its stateside destination by Dec. 25 has already passed. “If you still want to send [a gift] out, you

would have to send it priority, and Dec. 10 would be your last day,” said Matamoros. “If you want to pay a little more, you have until Dec. 17, but that would have to be shipped Express, which would be a lot more than what you would regularly pay.” Matamoros added that the Fleet Mail Center will also be open from 9 a.m. noon every Saturday until Dec. 22 for those who cannot make it during regular operating hours. She also urges custom-

ers to promptly send out packages that have a long way to go. “If you’re sending to the west coast, I would highly recommend that you don’t wait until Dec. 10,” said Matamoros. “Send it now because with transportation and timing, you want to play it safe.” For more specific restrictions on ordering and shipping products containing lithium batteries, visit text/imm/immc1_013.htm.

The ban on receiving products containing lithium batteries was lifted Nov. 15. Items such a cameras, phones and tablets can now be sent to Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Cpl. Melissa Wenger)

Post Office holiday mailing deadlines are fast approaching. The Post Office has additional hours to ensure packages can be sent. The hours are: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays (Fleet Mail Center and Post Office): Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 9 a.m. - noon Dec. 24 (Fleet Mail Center only): 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Recharge and Ready Yourself for 2013 Team Rota, In about a week the naval station will begin its holiday routine, a time where we intend to take advantage of shore duty and spend more time with family and friends: The Skipper has authorized two 96-hour liberties for Naval Station Rota Sailors, Dec. 22 - 25 and Dec. 29 - Jan. 1, for those not on duty. This is a great benefit and one you have well deserved. Because of all of your hard work and dedication throughout the past year, we are CMDCM (SW/SS/AW) David Twiford shining as the best base in the region, and we’re competing for the best installation in the Navy. As we prepare to spend some extra time on leave and liberty through the next few weeks, please take another round turn. Get your work completed, and get prepared for the new year - both in your professional and personal life. The only way the Navy and DoD are going to see that this is the best base in the world is if we shine on every level and every mission. Getting the mission done at work is only part of the picture. Your conduct off the job is equally important. We have cut our DUIs in half this past year as compared to 2011. Let’s close out the year with no more DUIs. Our goal for 2013, and we know we can do it, is to have zero DUIs, no illegal drug use and zero sexual assaults.


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Long-term Parking Lot Closure

The long-term parking lot is closed effective immediately due to construction work taking place in the long-term parking lot. A new parking lot will open Dec. 28. No new long-term parking is allowed. All daily users including Air Ops, USAF, CAV and visitors are advised that the lot will close Dec. 22 - 28. Individuals traveling during the holiday season and daily use members are advised to park elsewhere or face having their vehicle towed at the owner's expense.

Make a good plan, communicate your plan and stick to it - and look out for one another. Another thing we would like to ask of you as we head into the holidays is that you make sure that single service members and civilians are not spending their holidays alone. Please be aware of your shipmates and teammates in your divisions and departments who might have a tendency to go it alone. Get them out of their room, apartment or house and get them over to your party or get together. We are extremely proud of your amazing work and dedication. Let up on the gas a little bit during the season, and recharge and ready yourselves for 2013. We’ve got our work cut out for us. Next year will be the big push as we put all the pieces in place to become the new homeport for the first two ships of forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) in 2014. Finally, we’d like to thank all of the Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Soldiers and civilians who will be standing the watch and getting the mission done throughout the holidays. Special thanks to shipmates from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Two and all the deployed forces that are calling Rota home this holiday season. HOOYAH! CMC

Family Ombudsman Contact Information Naval Station Rota, Spain LaPora Lindsey Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@gmail. com Facebook: NAVSTA Rota Ombudsman Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sheree Warner-Mayo Cell: 648-25-7196 Email:

Naval Munitions Center Detachment Britney Fontaine Cell: 676-28-2545 / Home: 856-11-8175 Email: NCTAMS Kristy Kunkle Home: 18-727-0709 / Cell: 669-82-4913 Email: Nctamsrota.ombudsman@gmail. com

EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh Cell: 648-71-5278 Email:

PSD LaDonna Klapiszewski Cell: 689-98-5306 Email: psdrotaombudsman@hotmail. com

725th (Key Spouse) Diane Miller Home: 727-4306 / Cell: 669-95-2595 Heather Merriman Home: 727-4306 / Cell: 636-17-4357 Melissa Rogers Home: 956-85-0745 / Cell: 620-85-0401 Email:

USN Hospital Rota Joe Schwarz 660-01-2378 / 18-727-0297 Angela Pearce 638-87-8748 / 18-727-1370 Lindsey Smiley 680-52-4022 / 18-727-0349 Email:

American Forces Media Network Center Tiffany Seelbach Work: 727-4721 / Home: 727-4872 Email:

National Support Elements LaPora Lindsey 620-14-2231 Email:

Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Scott Kraverath co/

Deputy Public Affairs Officer MCC (SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter Tel: 956-82-2813

Chief Staff Officer U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Patrick Moran

Writer/Photographer MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston Tel: 956-82-3786

Public Affairs Officer Lt. j.g. Jason Fischer Tel: 956-82-1680

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Join the Conversation online Join the conversation with Naval Activities Spain leaders, service members, community members, and friends from around the world. Here you will also find more photos, see videos and hear radio news reports from AFN Rota. So check it out.

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Naval Supply Opens New Hazmin Center, Consolidates Buildings By Shane Harrison NAVSUP FLCSI Rota

Imagine your coworkers, personal space and material spread out over three separate warehouses and two administrative trailers. Imagine walking to a different building just to reach running water. Imagine a division divided. Now, imagine the best news you could hear are the words, “We will be placing a different building here and we will provide you a bigger and better one.” Naval Supply (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Italy, Detachment Rota cut the ribbon on its new hazmat center, Nov. 15 Relocating a hazardous material center could not be a quick and easy process. “Due to unforeseeable circumstances we were without network connectivity and were forced to work from two different locations,” said Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Patrick Atwood, who ensures the accuracy and proper operation of the warehouse database, while assist-

ing with the day-to-day operations and providing customer service to over 40 work centers and commands. “With the construction progress on the flight line, we were forced to consolidate and vacate to our second warehouse.” The move involved NAVSUP Sailors, temporarily assigned Reservists and the transfer of pallets and units of equipment. “Having a brand new state of the art building gives you a sense of accomplishment and makes you proud to know that you are on the forefront of better things to come,” said Lead Petty Officer, Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Terrence Anderson, who leads a team of eight and ensures all customers are in compliance with the Base and Regional Hazardous Material Instruction. Having a complete list of military personnel and local nationals all in the same facility allows for better communication and cohesion which increases workflow and efficiency. The new facility also now houses a larger area allowing

Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, Sigonella, Italy, Detachment Rota members hold the scissors following the ground opening of the new hazmin center. Photo courtesy of NAVSUP FLCSI - Rota.

direct access for delivery trucks to the loading docks and an outdoor flammable storage building which increases safety. With the rapidly approaching Forward Deployed Naval Forces movement, the new HAZMIN center is expected to play

a vital supporting role. “Having everything under one roof makes everything so much easier and allows us to have a better oversight of the operations,” said Atwood. “Additionally, being in the newest facility on base, there is a sense of pride.”

The Coastline Announcements

Security Office Closure

The Coastline will take a winter hiatus following our Dec. 13 issue. The Coastline will resume normal publication Jan. 10. Guest writers and contributors may continue to send stories, photos and ideas to Stay up to date by following us on Facebook.

Due to the Spanish holiday "Dia de la Constitución" today and "Immaculada Concepción" Saturday the Security Department is closed today and tomorrow. The following services will be closed: - Pass and ID. - Vehicle registration. - Work/Social passes. - Spanish traffic tickets. - Firearms. - Translator/Interpreters.

The next Town Hall meeting held at La Plaza, Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. If you already have questions or concerns you want addressed at the Town Hall Meeting, send them to

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Rota Sailor Selected Region Sailor of the Year


From Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa Southwest Asia Public Affairs

NAPLES, Italy - Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey of Naval Station Rota, Spain, was named Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia’s (EURAFSWA) 2012 Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, Nov. 29. Lindsey faced stiff competition from SOY representatives of EURAFSWA installations in Europe and the Middle East. “I didn’t think I was going to win especially when all the candidates were so well qualified,” said Lindsey. “It’s an honor to represent Rota, its Sailors and all they have accomplished.” The competition featured Culinary Specialist 1st Class Ezekiel Wright of NSA Naples, Italy, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Quentin Saunders of NSA Souda Bay, Greece, Electronics Technician 1st Class Jim Warren of NSA Bahrain, Navy Counselor 1st Class Dennis Murphey of Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, and Mass Commu-

nication Specialist 1st Class Jack Georges of EURAFSWA headquarters in Naples, Italy. The Sailors and their command master chiefs gathered in Naples for one week to conduct command briefs, meet senior command personnel, visit local sites and conduct a final SOY interview. In the end however, only one Sailor could be chosen. “When choosing the Region Sailor of the Year I focus on three main qualities,” said Richard Hatton, EURAFSWA headquarters command master chief and EURAFSWA SOY board chairman. “I look at leadership of Sailors, both directly and indirectly within the command, involvement in the command via primary duties and completion of collateral duties and their dedication to our Navy.” Lindsey now moves on to compete for the Commander, Navy Installations Command Sailor of the Year award. He encouraged fellow Sailors hoping to follow in his footsteps to keep push-

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey receives his Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia 2012 Sailor of the Year award from Rear Adm. Anthony Gaiani, Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) along with EURAFSWA Command Master Chief Richard Hatton (far left) and Naval Station Rota Command Master Chief David Twiford. (U.S. Navy photo by Interior Communications Electrician Chief Brian Teneyck)

ing forward. “Focus on the people around you and ensure you help Sailors junior to

you succeed,” said Lindsey. “Provide positive and effective leadership and be loyal to your chain of command.”

Service Provider Announcement Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) continue to work quickly and safely toward finishing

the repairs from the unplanned maintenance on the movie theater. They are working to reopen the theater as soon as possible for Naval Station Rota

residents before the planned spring renovations. Stay tuned for current movie schedules as we will post programming

information in The Coastline and on MWR's website. Thank you for your continued patience.

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress this Season By Andy Brachfeld Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Counselor

Contrary to popular belief, for many people, the holiday season is not the joyous, harmonious experience for which we all wish, but a time of intensified stress and added family conflicts. Examples of Stress: - Shopping. - Fighting traffic and crowds. - Planning travel or having guests. - Cooking. - Cleaning. - Eating and drinking too much. - Experiencing financial strain. The holiday season also involves getting together with family members where there may be a history of hurt, disappointment, jealousy and resentment. Or for others who may be isolated from family, the holidays can be a time of loneliness or grieving the loss of loved ones. We can see how all of these ingredients are a recipe for disaster. With advance thought and planning you can make the holiday season a more positive experience for yourself and those around you. While you may not be able to totally avoid all stress, you can reduce your stress

level significantly by giving yourself a G.I.F.T.: G - Guilt Must Go I - Importance Rules F - Family Matters T - Think ahead Be sure to plan some time for yourself to do something that you enjoy. It is very important to take special care of yourself during the holidays. If you are going out of town to visit relatives consider staying at a hotel. Having a separate haven will a) reduce your stress, and b) give you some control over your own space. If the demands of your extended family are more than you can handle each year, consider making an annual holiday vacation some place neutral as a new family tradition. If you feel that the holiday season is more than you can handle or it is affecting your life on many levels, don’t hesitate to call the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) counselors. Taking this extra time may make the rest of the holiday season more enjoyable. Counseling services are free and are not entered into your service record or affect your advancement opportunities. During the first meeting, FFSC counselors will explain the limits to privacy and confidentiality and the circumstances under which they are required to report to the command or others. Other resources

VITA is Looking for Volunteers for 2013 Tax Season By Lt. Ross Barone VITA

The local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is seeking volunteers to help prepare federal income tax returns during the upcoming 2012 tax filing season. VITA preparers provide free tax preparation using the online Taxwise program for military, Department of Defense (DoD) employees, contractors and their

dependents who need help filing their tax returns. This is an excellent opportunity to support service members and the installation, become a certified tax preparer and gain experience in the process. Prior tax experience is not needed. An instructor will provide classroom training and certification Jan. 7 - 10 aboard Naval Station Rota. The time and location will be announced closer to the training. All

tax return preparers must attend the entire course. If you would like to volunteer, but will be unable to attend the course, contact the VITA representatives for other options. All volunteers will be required to become certified tax preparers prior to working returns. Furthermore, all volunteers must commit to volunteer a few hours each week during the tax filing season. All active duty who would like to volunteer must

provide an approved request chit from their respective chain of command in order to participate. For more information or to sign-up contact Lt. Barone at 727-2830 or via email at Individuals may also contact Chief Legalman Jessica Byard, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO), at 727-3729 or via email at

Prevent Mold this Winter Weekly Health Tip Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

It is getting cold outside and it is tempting to close up the house and turn up the heat. You still need to remember some simple steps to prevent mold in your homes. One thing you may forget is to open up the windows and ventilate the house on a daily basis. If you wait until early afternoon you may find it’s warmer outside than in your house. Take steps to reduce moisture in your home. Use fans while cooking and in the bathroom. Use dehumidifiers to further reduce moisture, especially while showering. Keep dehumidifiers clean and replace filters at least monthly. Keep bathrooms dry and ventilated. Remove mold growth using detergent or soap from non-porous items (tiles, glass, metals) and discard moldy porous items in sealed plastic bags. Keep water damaged items out of your home. If they can’t be dried and cleaned, throw them away. Keep your home dry, mold-free; stay warm and stay healthy for life!

Upcoming Christmas Markets Mercado Navideño (Christmas Market), now through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 - 10 p.m., Rota (downtown) XIII Mercado Navideño - Artesania en Sevilla (Christmas Market), Dec. 14 - Jan. 5, Plaza Nueva, Sevilla

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DGF Hosts Annual College Fair By Courtney Bethel

DGF Student Writer

More than 50 colleges were represented at the annual College Fair at David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Middle-High School, Nov 30. Teachers, parents and other community members turned out to represent their alma maters, offering the students a valuable opportunity to gather information about colleges that interest them and talk face to face with graduates about their experiences. “I think it was a great opportunity to look at my possibilities for the future,” said DGF senior Kris Rios. “It’s definitely given me something to look forward to.” The student interest was not limited to seniors. “This has motivated me and given me an idea of what I need to do to get to college,” said DGF freshman Hailey Landry. The students were invited to walk around during the seminar class and talk to college representatives of their choice. “It’s great to play a part in helping these students prepare for their futures,” said school counselor Dr. Marcy Bond. “It’s nice to see many colleges represented so far away from home.”

Marcy and Steve Bond talk to DGF high school senior Keanna Garcia about the University of Maryland. Photo by Kris Rios.

Fire Safety During the Holidays By Bill Wilson NAVSTA Rota Fire Department

Each year thousands suffer injury, burns and death due to holiday decorations and carelessness. Trees, lights and ornaments produce extra hazards in our homes and workplaces at a time when the hectic season may distract us from fire safety. To safely enjoy the holiday season the Rota Fire Department offers the following guidelines for a happy holiday season. If you buy a natural cut tree, (not authorized in workplaces) check for freshness. Shedding needles are a sign of a dry tree and a serious hazard. Fresh needles won’t break when bent. Keep the tree outside until you can decorate it. Cut off the base, one to two inches and place it in a stable holder. Keep the holder filled with water and keep the tree away from direct heat sources. Decorations should not obstruct

corridors, exits, means of egress or be hung from fire detection devices (smoke detectors/sprinkler). Check all lighting for safety. Look for frayed or broken areas where wires are exposed. Damaged lights should be discarded. No more than three sets of lights should be on an extension cord. Overloading cords can start a fire. Keep connections away from the water base and use Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listed cords of the correct size. Unplug all lights before leaving the house or workplace. Do not use real candles; electric candles that are UL approved are a safer option. Keep all ornaments and cords away from children and pets. Remember, dry trees can burn like a torch and spread a fire. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Medical Home Port: For Non-emergency Care Medical Home Port Team U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

For health emergencies aboard Naval Station Rota, most people know to call 2911 or go immediately to the emergency room at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Rota. But what if you or your family members need more routine care, including same-day care for things that aren’t emergencies? Think “Medical Home Port.” Studies by U.S. healthcare experts show that stateside emergency rooms are often overcrowded with patients who don’t need emergency-level care, but are using the emergency room (ER) because they lack options. Access to care is available in the Medical Home Port clinics. Appointments are usually available when you or your family member needs or would like to be seen. The first step is for families to establish contact with their Medical Home Port (MHP) team. Access is available via the web at nhrota/mhp or by calling 727-3618. All enrolled USNH Rota patients are assigned to a MHP team, either blue or gold, and each patient is assigned a primary care provider. The MHP concept is to assure patients greater access to care and continuity of care, and now there are several new healthcare option tools available for all patients. USNH Rota patients have access to a 24/7 Nurse Advice Line (NAL). The

telephone advice line allows patients to speak with a Registered Nurse for a full range of advice, whether it is care and treatment of a condition or concern, a recommendation that you seek an appointment with MHP or advice that you go directly to the ER. The NAL automatically sends a message to your MHP team to ensure your information is relayed regarding your concerns and so that follow up contact can be made. Other tools available to patients include a secure email message system called “Relay Health.” This system allows you to send a message to your MHP team from your computer. Request a medication refill or appointment, obtain test results, need a referral, or request a copy of immunizations. All can be done using the Relay Health system. Another tool is called a Web visit. This feature allows you to input information directly to the Relay Health website and a computer generated response provides you with guidance. Using a Web visit, you can make an appointment within the next week, seek advice from their MHP team or learn how to provide a home care treatment. MHP is encouraging all patients to sign up for Relay Health by going online to http://www.relayhealth. com The MHP team concept promotes patients seeing their own primary care manager whenever possible, offering continuous and comprehensive care by matching patients to a healthcare team

while in Rota. Every time patients use the MHP clinic, a medical professional from their assigned team will see them. Medical professionals know this builds a relationship that provides continuity of care that cannot be created by using the emergency room. “When patients come in and see their primary care manager, the whole healthcare team is ready to support improvement in their health,” said Cmdr. Gayle Walker, MHP clinic manager. “Patients can say ‘so long’ to the days when you just come in for your ankle issue or just for back pain. Now your care is going to be looked at comprehensively. They’re going to take a look at the total picture.” “While the care the ER team provides may seem convenient, there are advantages to seeing your own primary care doctor when it comes to primary care issues,” said Lt. Douglas Latham, USNH Rota ER physician. “Primary care physicians receive more training in the areas of primary/preventive care, so they might be able to address that specific issue better than I would as an ER doctor.” “If you have an emergent situation,” said Latham, “by all means call the emergency number or go to the emergency room. For all other issues, however, the Medical Home Port clinic is really the better way to go.” Options to reach your USNH Rota MHP team: Medical Home Port

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Do You Skim When You Read Something? Do you plan on reading this whole article? I admit that I skim articles. If something catches my eye then I might read more. I say might because if the article gets wordy or heads in a silly direction I move on (how is that for the pot calling the kettle black?). Most of us skim through life and, really, we have to. We are so busy, we receive so much information, and we are pulled in so many different directions that if we do more than browse we won’t have time to do anything. We must skim through the white noise so that we have time for important things. We skip the trivial so we have time for the valuable. So we take glimpses. How about news? I bet most of the time you read the headline and move on. We catch popular website blurbs but don’t read the meat Chaplain Patrick Riley of the story. It is the same with books. Do you peek at the cover, read the first and last chapter and maybe a few pages? No one has time to read, unless you love to read and then you make time I know you travel if you live here. Many have gone to all the hot spots and marked them off the bucket list - been there, done that. We take a quick look and move on (I had a shipmate whose goal was to visit every Hard Rock Café around the world. We differed on whether visiting a Hard Rock Café, chasing prostitutes, drinking the local beer and going on an MWR tour constitutes ex-


periencing a country). Even traveling, however, we don’t have time to find out how the people live, or think. So we browse. Most of us have a “skim the headlines” approach to faith and religion. How many of us browsed the “headlines” when young and catch a summary sermon once in a while? I am busy so just give me the Readers Digest version! That way we can go on to other things - other things more important to us. Oh, we aren’t supposed to say that! We may know that God is “important”, but … what does it mean when we skim over His teaching? What does it say about our faith if we don’t contemplate, study, meditate, grow in and make time for the things of God? It is true that the spirit is willing but the flesh is wea; but if we are serious about God wouldn’t we at least feel guilty neglecting Him? We do more than skim the things that are important to us. We study, become experts and make time for what we think important: work, fun things, our sweetheart, etc. A kid who can’t add can tell you the batting average for everyone on his favorite team. A mechanic can tell you the engine torque of a 2001 Chevy. A person that can’t sit still for training can sit and play video games for hours. And so on. My hope is that we realize the importance of knowing God and His ways. Does eternal heaven or hell merit study? I have a feeling that on judgment day we may wish we had more than headline knowledge of God. How about we move God from the trivial to the valuable column. If you would like to speak with me or another chaplain regarding this subject, please contact the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

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. 21. For more information on how to sponsor a child, contact the following individuals: - DC1 Scott Humphreys,, 18-727-8523 - IT1 Kristin Carter,, 18-727-2137 - NC1 Marblanch Giardini,, 18-727-2281

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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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), interesting and helpful guest speakers and games or other activities. Join the casual, relaxed atmosphere where mothers of all religious beliefs are welcome. For more information about MOPS, contact Jodie Delquadri at anchoredsoul@, 689-465-712 or 727-4503.

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Living By Trudi Webster

Contributing Writer


s the orange glow of an icy winter sun fell, delicately weaving its intricate shadows throughout the narrow cobble stoned, white walled village of Arcos de la Frontera, the softly flame lit and palm tree adorned streets reminiscent of Bethlehem of Judea 2,000 years ago, came to life. The Saturday before Christmas each year (two Saturdays before Christmas this year), the picturesque cliff top village of Arcos de la Frontera, in the Cadiz region of Spain, transforms its already historic streets into the Living Bethlehem (Belen Living), a spectacular display of 20 living nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus. The village of Arcos, with her fortified stonewalls and maze of narrow streets, a one-hour drive from Rota, sits atop a glorious mountain that majestically guards the surrounding area and oozes antique romance within each hidden nook. The Plaza de Cabildo, the central plateau for Belen Living is a typical open-air parking lot, however on the crisp evening of Belen Living, the

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stark concrete and cars are replaced with truckloads of dirt and donkeys (actually ploughing). The street lamps are dimmed and trashcans hidden amidst endless tall palm trees, burning fires and joyous laughter and music. The Belen Living path itself strategically and meticulously leads away from the Plaza de Cabildo and meanders its way throughout the steep, often dark, narrow streets. The sweet aroma of burning wax, roasted chestnuts and musty scent of live animals waft through the cold night air, the rolling sounds of tambourines and Spanish voices dart off the stone walls, and the chatter of 20,000 or so visitors echoes throughout the normally quiet, virtually untouched village. At the mercardo (market) display, women donned in traditional costume flaunt and shout 'fresh fish, squid and eel' to passersby; cakes, breads and fruit sprawl out on trays and baskets of vegetables topple onto the cobblestone streets. PARKING: As you enter Arcos off the 382, follow the signs toward Centro Ciudad (center of town) and then down the hill toward the public and tourist bus parking lot. Follow the crowds upward to the Plaza de Cabildo. WHEN TO GO: This year, Belen Living has been moved to Dec. 15. Arrive early to get parking and enjoy the evening.

Photos of Belen Living in Arcos de la Frontera. Photos by Trudi Webster.

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Sailor in the Spotlight MA2 Jessica Gallegos

By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of El Paso, Texas, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jessica Gallegos enlisted in the Navy in 2008. After completing basic training at Great Lakes, she attended Master-at-Arms "A" school at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Her first duty station was Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Va. She reported to Naval Station Rota, Spain’s Security Department in December 2010. She serves as the security watch commander and field training officer. Gallegos said her biggest accomplishment thus far was being selected as NAVSTA Rota’s 2012 Sailor of the Year. "The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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COMMUNITY and navy college NEWS

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 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 you’re here. Call NMCRS at 727-1614.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

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.

Navy College Office Register for a Dec. 15 Start Online Class with Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers you the opportunity to sign up for online classes 12 months out of the year. The next chance to start an online class is Dec. 15. Call or email ERAU today and ask what classes are available if you do not want to put your education at a stop over the holidays. All classes run for nine weeks and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Registration is now open. Contact ERAU at 727-2984 or

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starting face to face Jan. 14. Courses being offered include: MGMT408 - Airport Management, a condensed class with scheduled meetings Feb. 9 - 15; PHYS102 - Explorations in Physics, meeting every Tuesday over nine weeks and SFTY375 Propulsion Plant Investigation, meeting Wednesday nights 6 - 10 p.m. also for nine weeks. Deadline to sign up for any of these classes is Jan. 10. Please call ERAU with any questions and/or to request any syllabi at 727-2984.

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 or contact your local office at to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.

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, both of 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.

OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program

University of Oklahoma’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 required 36 hours for the program. For more information call OU at 727-2799.

UMUC Holiday Express Intersession

Registration is available now for Holiday Express Intersession - a shortened session

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that gives students the opportunity to earn university credit in half the time during the holidays - beginning Dec. 17. The schedule can be found at http://webapps.umuc. edu/soc/europe.cfm.

UMUC Textbook Special

Now through Dec. 21, students who order their textbooks with WebText Europe will receive 40 percent off. Order at

UMUC Upcoming Schedule

Students can begin registering for the following classes now through Jan. 14: CCJS 453 - White collar crime hybrid; ARTT 152 - Photography; SPAN 112 - Elementary Spanish 2; STAT 200 - Statistics; MATH 130 - College Mathematics; BIOL 101 and 102 - Biology with lab; LIBS 150 - Introduction to Research.

UMUC Offers Field Study Course

There is still time to register for two field study courses taking place Jan. 5-12. Students can explore renaissance art in Florence, Italy, or walk through history guided by famous literature in Paris, France. The registration deadline for both courses is Dec. 23. Go to

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Early Release Friday


Sweet Moms: Support Group (NPSHVP and OB Clinic)

Friday, 4 - 5 p.m. at OB Clinic/Hospital. In collaboration with USNH Rota & NPSHVP, a monthly group for new and expectant moms to share ideas, indulge their sweet tooth & support each other. Monthly presenter. Register with OB Clinic at 727-5311. Group meets first Friday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m. at OB Clinic.

New ‘Dads’ Workshop

Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. This workshop is designed to give expectant fathers additional skills, knowledge and confidence to be involved parents right from the start. Through discussion with other expectant dads and exposure to a variety of fathering perspectives, participants will explore the issues most commonly experienced in the early months of parenting. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.

Federal Résumé Format

Tuesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to human resources offices and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal résumé. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Saving and Investing

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

School improvement day, 1:30 p.m. early release.

Winter Break

Winter break begins Dec. 24.

Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.

Birth Orientation: Labor and Delivery Essentials

Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hospital Education Room (2nd floor). In collaboration with U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, NMCRS and New Parent Support Home Visiting Program at FFSC, a new class is being offered to help support and prepare parents for the birth of a child. Class is held first Friday of every other month at hospital in education classrooms/2nd floor. Register with OB Clinic at 727-5311.

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Enterprise, Navy's First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, Inactivated From USS Enterprise Public Affairs

NORFOLK - Nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Dec. 1, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment and returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled inactivation, held prior to the ship's terminal offload program and subsequent decommissioning. The inactivation ceremony was the last official public event for the ship, and served as a celebration of life for the ship and the more than 100,000 Sailors who served aboard. The Chief of Naval Operations, the Commander of United States Fleet Forces, nine of 23 prior commanding officers, many decorated war heroes and thousands of Enterprise veterans attended the event. "Enterprise is a special ship and crew, and it was special long before I got here," said Captain William C. Hamilton, Jr., the 23rd and final commanding officer, during the ceremony. "Before I took command of this ship, I learned the definition of 'enterprise',

which is 'an especially daring and courageous undertaking driven by a bold and adventurous spirit.' Fifty-one years ago, this ship was every bit of that definition." "Here we are 51 years later," he continued, "celebrating the astonishing successes and accomplishments of this engineering marvel that has roamed the seas for more than half the history of Naval Aviation. Daring, courageous, bold and adventurous indeed." In honor of that spirit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, in a video message played at the ceremony, announced that the name Enterprise will live on as they officially passed the name to CVN-80, the third Ford class carrier and the ninth ship in the U.S. Navy to bear the name. Commissioned on Nov. 25, 1961, the eighth ship to bear the illustrious name Enterprise, the "Big E" was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. A veteran of 25 deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean and the Middle East, Enterprise has served in nearly every major conflict to take place during her history. From the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to six deployments in support of the Vietnam conflict through the Cold War and the Gulf Wars, Enterprise was there. On

Attendees observe the inactivation ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 and celebrated her inactivation, Dec. 1, after 51 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch)

Sept. 11, 2001, Enterprise aborted her transit home from a long deployment after the terrorist attacks, and steamed overnight to the North Arabian Sea. "Big E" once again took her place in history when she launched the first strikes in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

More than 100,000 Sailors and Marines have served aboard Enterprise during its lifetime, which has included every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis. It has been homeported in both Alameda, Calif., and Norfolk, Va., and has conducted operations in every region of the world.

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Feria de Artesania (Craft Fair), ends Wednesday, Centro Comercial y de Ocio, Plaza Almirante Leon, San Fernando, Cadiz

El Rocio de Antaño, painting display, ends Sunday, Palacio Municipal Castillo de Luna, Rota

Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577,

“Costa Rica: Tierra de Maravillas,” painting, ceramic, sculpture, and jewelry display. Original parts from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, through Jan. 1, Tuesday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cadiz

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

“Mapuche: Semillas de Chile,” sculpture display, original parts from Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, through March 23, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cadiz

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 956-85-3960

“El Tiempo que nos ha tocado vivir,” painting display by Oswaldo Guayasamin, through March 30, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz

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 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 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 Feria de la Tapa, “De Tapeo por El Puerto”, ends Tuesday, tapa and bebida, €2.50 “Ruta del Mosto de Sanlucar” (unfermented wine testing) through Jan. 6, Sanlucar de Barrameda (downtown) Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6 p.m., tickets €12 Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlucar, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m., tickets €3

Flamenco “Sanlucar Canta en Navidad,” Christmas music featuring different artists and groups, Saturday, 1 p.m. - midnight, Carbajo Bodega, Trebujena road, Sanlucar de Barrameda, tickets €3 Flamenco Recital by Jose Merce, Sunday, 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

Music Mikel Erentxun in concert, Wednesday, 11 p.m., Imagina Jardin Bar, Cadiz, tickets €15 “1812 Viva La Pepa,” concert by Manolo Carrasco, Dec. 28 29, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets

Sports Seabee 5K, Dec. 14, 7 a.m., base gym, $15 entry fee, call Chief Cruz or Lt. j.g. Diliger at 727-2855 Half marathon Sevilla-Los Palacios, Dec. 16, http://www.

Upcoming Festivals Constitution Day - Thursday Immaculate Conception Day - Saturday

Visit the Christmas markets in Rota and Sevilla. Details can be found on page 6 within this issue.

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Lots of Activities in Puerto Sherry this Holiday Season Puerto Sherry wants to become a point of reference for leisure time activities in the area so this holiday season there is lots going on and something for everyone. Now through Dec. 15 you can enjoy tapas and a drink for €2.50 at the participating establishments located on the marina, next to the hotel. The Saturday flea market is very popular. You can find an array of things including clothing, antiques, second hand, accessories, nautical, By Karen Lucas, The Coastline Publisher sports ... everything you can imagine and more. If you have used items you want to sell, call 65854-3463 and reserve a table. Get a group of friends together and have fun. The flea market is open every Saturday through Jan. 5, 12:30 - 5 p.m. One of the things that should be of interest to children and adults alike is the opportunity to visit two of the classical sailing vessels docked in Puerto Sherry. These ships are true museum pieces and not something one has the chance to visit every day. Visits are on Saturdays, noon - 6 p.m. Also on Saturdays, there are sports and parent-child gymkhanas. On Jan. 5, let your children live a bit of Spanish Christmas when they can send off the Royal Postman who will take their wish lists to the Three Kings. For more information visit Save the ad on page 11 of this issue for the program of events. La Casita de Kitty This week we have an ad for one of the new shops to be found in Luz Shopping: La Casita de Kitty. Last week, I stopped by to check it out and was surprised to find so many things for boys. I guess I had the same wrong impression many people have in that I thought it was a shop for girls. In addition to all of the “Hello Kitty” merchandise, they have Spiderman, Angry Birds, Converse, Fanboy Chumchum, Cars, Sponge Bob and things for Real Madrid and Barcelona soccer fans. At the shop you can find things for children from babies to about age 12. Also, cut out the ad that is on page 13 of this issue and get a 15 percent discount on your purchase. Take advantage of the “Get



La Casita de Kitty in Luz Shopping. Photo by La Casita de Kitty.

Galeón Andalucía, one of two classical sailing ship that can be visited in Puerto Sherry. Photo courtesy of Puerto Sherry.

Acquainted” offer. Also, the La Casita de Kitty shop that some of you may have seen in Soto de Vistahermosa is closed or will be closing shortly due to the opening in Luz Shopping. Little Italy Last Saturday my husband and I had lunch at Little Italy and came away quite impressed and very satisfied. The food was very good, the portions were large and in spite of being very crowded, the service was good; not an easy feat. Also, the price was very reasonable. A place I am happy to recommend to anyone has who not yet tried this place. Takiko The Asian restaurant Takiko will be open Christmas and New Year’s Day. Takiko is located in Rotamar in Rota. It may be a good idea to reserve since many restaurants are closed these days. Hebrew-Roman Market in Rota This is the traditional Christmas Market - only bigger this year and with a new twist. It opens today and will run through Sunday. Due to its size, you will find stands in the Plaza Bartolomé Pérez, Plaza Barroso, Plaza Padre Eugenio and Plaza España. There will be a total of 60 stalls including a living nativity, ceramics, handcrafts and food. This year there is a big variety so it promises to be worth the visit. Don’t miss it! 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@ or give me a call at 607-56-4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.

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el mercado

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 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 or fax to 956-54-2997.






1998 SEAT IBIZA: Manual transmission, gasoline, 29 mpg, 154K kilometers, great road trip car, ITV through March 2013, asking $1,600. Call 67977-8158 to test drive on or off base. VESPA 200PX IRIS: Classic 1991 scooter with only 15k kilometers, engine runs great, needs some paint, €650. Call 666-08-1896. 1993 525i BMW: 4 door, 5 speed, 86K miles, European specs and Spanish taxes paid so it doesn’t count as an imported vehicle. Runs well, €3K OBO. Located on the lemon lot. Call 667-285-151, 956-480-446 or email j a i m e. m a t t e s o n @ e u . d o d e a . e d u . 2010 CITROEN C4 HDI: 1.6 cc, 90 cv, 55,700 kilometers, manual transmission, 5 doors, excellent condition, €9,800 (transfer cost included). Pictures available at http:// Call 605-85-9061. 2009 HUMMER H3 ADVENTURE: 3.7 cc, 245 cv, gasoline, manual transmission, 33,800 kilometers, GLP (bi-fuel), available for €2,700 plus taxes. €23K (transfer cost included) pictures available at http:// Call 605-85-9061. 2007 SUBARU OUTBACK: 2.5I, 170 cv, gasoline, manual transmission, option GLP (bi-fuel) for additional €2,500 cost. €9,800 (transfer cost included). Pictures available at http:// Call 605-85-9061. 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. 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.

M O T O R C Y C LE S 2011 BMW GS: F650GS (798 cc twin) dual sport motorcycle, 12K highway kilometers, dealer serviced, ABS, top case, heated grips, computer and more. Value $12K, asking €8,100. Call 626-726467 or email








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 685-204466 or P R O P ER T Y M A N A G EMEN T : 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.

BUNK BED: Metal, $50, call 667-285-151.


H E A D B O A RD S : H a n d c r a f t e d artistic wrought iron headboards for single bed, $50 for both. Will s e n d p h o to. Ca l l 6 0 7 - 5 6 - 4 1 3 2 .

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.






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@ 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. Interested players, please contact Coach DeMeritt at

FREE FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3-yearold Labradoodle, medium size, does not shed, loves kids and other dogs, trained and spayed. Call 956-87-7700.










APARTMENT BY VALDELAGRANA BEACH: 1 bdrm., 1 bath, 2 balconies, fully furnished, 2 min. walk to the beach, community pool, tennis court and parking. €450/ month, English speaker. Call 666-76-8455. 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: Ideal for sharing, 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.

html. Email or call 202-286-9651 (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, sun-roof, in-ground 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. Email for photos. Call 0049-151-5202-9810 or email 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.

DOWNTOWN APARTMENT: Next to beach facing Hotel Duque de Najera, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, large terrace, private garage, kitchen, A/C. Call Amanda at 616-89-6961. 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. 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.

MI S C ELL A NE O U S HORSEBACK RIDING: Equestrian center in Jerez offers riding classes, a l l l e ve l s. C a l l 6 8 0 - 4 1 - 2 5 4 0 . SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Call Galia at 650-297-131. DOG SITTER: Do you need a dog sitter? Give me a call at 956-81-5779. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Homecare 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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BROKER DEALER: U.S. Mutual Fu n d s, I R A S , 5 2 9 1 , i n s u r a n c e , IRPS. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.

EM P L O YMEN T HRO: Information Receptionist, GS0304-03, Mail Clerk, GS-0305-03, Logistics Management Specialist, GS0346-11. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP), Super visor y Recreation Specialist (Aquatics), Recreation Attendant (Theater), Club Operations Aide (La Plaza), Driver/Cashier (Pizza Villa), Bartender (La Plaza), Driver/Cashier (La Plaza), Recreation Aide (Bowling), 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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December 6, 2012


Navy Suspends Enlisted Early Transition Program

Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The Navy announced plans to suspend the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP) as leaders focus on maintaining current force levels, officials said Nov. 30. "Today's challenges have shifted from reducing the end strength to stabilizing the force and filling gaps at sea," said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk. "EETP will remain suspended until there is sufficient future need for this program." EETP is a force shaping program that

allowed approved Sailors to voluntarily separate from the Navy prior to the end of their enlistment. First implemented in 2008 to allow Sailors to request to separate up to 12 months early, the program was expanded in 2011 to allow eligible Sailors to separate up to 24 months early when the Navy experienced unprecedented retention and outstanding recruiting success. The voluntary early separation of selected Sailors allowed further stabilization and alignment of the force. Since

then, the Navy has made significant progress in balancing the force, according to Van Buskirk. Under NAVADMIN 359/12, released Nov. 30, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) will no longer accept requests to separate under this program. Requests received by NPC on or after the release date of NAVADMIN 359/12 will be returned without action. Requests submitted and received prior to the release of the NAVADMIN 359/12 will still be considered. Commanding officers may no longer

separate Sailors early under EETP. Commanding officers may still authorize voluntary early separation up to 90 days early in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1910-102. The Early Career Transition Program (ECTP) is unaffected and remains an option for Sailors seeking an early release from active duty with an intent to continue their careers in the Navy Reserve. For more information read NAVADMIN 359/12 or contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672).

DGF Hosts Annual Science Symposium By Courtney Bethel and Ryan Cusick DGF Student Writers

Ninety-eight students from David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Middle/High School displayed the results of their scientific research at the annual Science Symposium in the high school gym, Nov. 28. The annual symposium is designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The students spent weeks developing hypotheses and conducting research. “We started work on the projects in August,” said Kathleen Tierney, DGF Middle/High School science teacher. “I am very pleased. I listened to many of the presentations. The students should be proud.” During a morning session, students presented their projects to the 37 volunteer judges. High school "best of show" awards were given to: 1st Place: Leif Gruetter 2nd Place: Tony Diaz 3rd Place: Tristan DeTore

Middle school winners were: 1st Place: Aaron Pena 2nd Place: Spencer Janse 3rd Place: Kathleen Mabunay In addition to this, awards were given for many individual categories, including Botany, Environmental Science, Consumer Science, Microbiology, Zoology, Physical Science, Mathematics, Mycology, Chemistry, Human Physiology and Social Science. The students used the opportunity to explore their own particular scientific interests. “I learned that marine life is fascinating,” said DGF junior Mikaela Palmer. “I also learned that I can accomplish my own goals by taking charge of my own research.” “I learned that water with salt in it took a longer time to boil than regular water, as it boils at a higher temperature,” said DGF senior Natalia Rivera. During an afternoon session, the participating students were able to present their work to parents and

DGF Middle School “Best of Show” winner Aaron Pena discusses his project with sixth grade teacher John Fichera. Photo by Steve Bond.

the members of the community, including students and teachers from the elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to the 37 volunteer judges, eight parents volunteered their time throughout the day to assist with the symposium.

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