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Volume 27, Issue 6

U.S. Naval Activities Spain

Rota Declares Military Saves Week SAIL Suicide Prevention MC3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Capt. Michael MacNicholl, Naval Station Rota commanding officer, signed the 2017 Military Saves Week Proclamation Feb. 14 to prepare command financial specialists and other leadership personnel for the kick off of

Photos by MC3 M. Jang Capt. Mike MacNicholl, base commanding officer, signs the 2017 Military Saves Week Proclamation during the campaign’s kick-off at the Fleet and Family Services Center Feb. 14.

the debt culture that we have, it’s pretty easy, especially for service members to get that." Renee Rhinehart, FFSC’s work and family life specialist, said that FFSC is partnering with various organizations including American Red Cross, Child and Youth Programs, Morale Welfare and Recreation, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and local financial partners to offer military families and Department of Defense civilian employees an opportunity to increase their understanding of the importance of savings and personal financial readiness. “Military Saves Week is a great opportunity to help service members and their families in our community; set a goal, make a plan and save automatically,” said Rhinehart. FFSC is offering numerous free events during the campaign week to help people save money. Events include free credit scores, resources for creating spending plans, information booths, blended retirement system information, financial education classes and much more. Military Saves Week is part of the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign, which encourages Americans to take control of their financial status. FFSC provides training on the blended retirement system, credit management,

the campaign. The annual campaign, scheduled for Feb. 27 through March 3, provides installations the opportunity to promote tools and resources for a successful financial future to their community. Rota’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) urges the community to participate in the event and take the Military Saves Pledge. MacNicholl signed the 2017 Military Saves Week Proclamation after a short speech o n t h e i m p o r ta nce of the campaign and thanking everyone involved, including the Sailors trained and qualified as command financial specialists. “ I ’ d l i k e t o Installation leaders and command financial specialists pose for a group emphasize that it’s photo after the 2017 Military Saves Week Proclamation signing at the not simply a collateral Fleet and Family Services Center Feb. 14 duty,” said MacNicholl. “This one really gets at the heart of debt management, consumer awareness, helping Sailors, Airmen, Marines and military pay issues, paying for college, their families. Ultimately, being financially best methods for saving and investing, solvent is not simply being able to afford raising financially fit kids, smart transition that car, that house; I like to think that and thrift savings plans. To set up training it actually lends itself to bigger things for commands or organizations, contact within the United States when you look at Rota's FFSC at 727-3232. WHATS INSIDE

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Program Launches Navy-Wide From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy's 21st Century Sailor Office announced Feb. 6 that the suicide prevention program Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) is now available Navy-wide at all Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) locations. SAIL, which was launched as a pilot program last August in the Pacific Northwest, is designed to provide rapid assistance, on-going risk assessment and support for Sailors who have exhibited suicide-related behavior. It is aimed at supplementing existing mental health treatment by providing continual support through the first 90 days after suicide-related behavior. "We are excited that we are able to bring this important program to the fleet ahead of schedule," said Capt. Michael Fisher, director, Navy Suicide Prevention Branch. "Having SAIL available across the Navy is a great addition to the ongoing work that commands are doing to promote help-seeking behavior, selfcare, and support for our Sailors who reach out for assistance. Instilling hope is the hallmark of SAIL and we believe

those Sailors who take advantage of this terrific program will see its benefit." The Chief of Naval Personnel's Suicide Prevention Branch is partnering with the Navy's Bureau of Medicine ( B U M E D ) , C o m m a n d e r, N a v y Installations Command (CNIC) and SAIL case managers who are serving as FFSC counselors to run this new

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program. SAIL is not designed to replace clinical treatment for any suicide related behavior. However, upon receiving information from commands about a Sailor who has demonstrated suiciderelated behavior, suicide prevention coordinators will work with CNIC and in turn an FFSC case manager, whose responsibility will be to reach out to the individual Sailor to see if they would volunteer to participate in the SAIL program. Case managers will contact Sailors in the 90 days following suiciderelated behavior. Suicide Prevention is a cooperative Navy-wide effort that takes engagement, awareness, and action at all commands and ranks. BUMED and CNIC work together to provide a range of resources to include mental health treatment, s p i r i t u a l counseling, personal wellness counseling, crisis intervention as well as financial education. The Military Crisis Line offers confidential support for active duty and reserve service members and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at or send a text message to 838255.

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Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Michael MacNicholl Chief of Staff Officer U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Neil Hoffman Public Affairs Officer Lt. j.g. Jack Georges 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick 956-82-2813 Editor/Writer Krysta Murray 956-82-1021 Editorial Assistant Emiley L. Murphy 956-82-1021 Writer/Photographer MC3 Mari Jang 956-82-1021 Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime 956-82-3786 Contact The Coastline Editorial Staff: Telephone: 956-82-1021 Email: Large-file email: PSC 819 Box 1 FPO AE 09645-0001 The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Office. The Coastline, a Civilian Enterprise (CE) newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the military services overseas. Contents of The Coastline are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy. Published by Lucas Johnson Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, or other DoD/military entities, under exclusive written contract with NAVSTA Rota. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy, other DoD/military entities, or Lucas Johnson Publishing of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor of the purchases, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected.

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Burglary is a Crime Of Opportunity SAFETY CORNER

If you were locked out of your house, would you still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an unlocked window in the back or a hidden key somewhere accessible? You may think this is a good idea, but if you can get in, so can a burglar. For a small amount of time and money you can make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim of break ins and theft. Most burglars will spend NAVSTA Security no longer than one to four minutes attempting to break Crime Prevention Unit into a home. If delayed long enough, he or she will go elsewhere. Solid locks and watchful neighbors who look out for one another can be big deterrents to burglars. Is your home an easy target for burglars? In nearly half of all completed residential burglaries, the thief simply entered through an unlocked door or crawled through an unlocked window. Check your locks! Make sure every external door has a sturdy, well-installed deadbolt lock. Key-in-the-knob locks alone are not enough. Be sure to never keep your name or address attached to your keys. The last thing you want is a stranger with your name and address and the keys to your house. Never allow people you don’t know to come in contact with your house keys. This includes parking garages, auto repair shops, coat checks, valets or loaning your keys to a casual acquaintance. Check your doors! Install a peephole or wide-angle viewer in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door. Remember, if in doubt, keep them out. Door chains are false security. They break easily and don’t keep out intruders. Never leave notes on your front door. Remember, the burglar can read too! Pay special attention to back doors and windows, where burglars often find the

easiest and most secluded points of entry. Sliding glass doors can offer easy access to a home if they are not properly secured. Secure them by installing commercial-grade locks and putting a thick-cut broomstick or dowel in the inside track to prevent the door from opening. To prevent a sliding glass door from being lifted off the track, drill a hole through the sliding door frame, and the fixed frame and insert a pin in the hole. Make sure you have your landlord’s permission before doing any drilling through doors if you are not the homeowner. Check the outside! Look at your house from the outside as a burglar would. Consider the following tips to deter possible thieves. Ask your landlord to help install outside lights and keep them on at night. Keep your yard clean and prune back shrubbery so it doesn’t hide doors or windows. Cut back tree limbs that a thief could use to climb to an upper-level window or balcony. Set up for someone to mow your lawn, rake your leaves, or collect your mail if you are going to be away for a long period of time. If you travel, create the illusion that you’re home by getting timers that will turn lights on and off in different areas of your house throughout the evening. Lights on or off 24-hours a day signal an empty house. Lock ladders and garden tools away in a garden shed that is secured by a padlock so they can’t be used to gain access to unsecured second story windows. Never leave a garage or garden shed unlocked, especially if it has a connecting door to the house. Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give an extra key to a neighbor you trust. Consider posting a “Beware of Dog” sign, even if you don’t have a dog. Thieves don’t like dogs because they tend to bark and they can bite. The thief doesn’t necessarily know if you have a dog. Home invaders can do more than just steal property. They can cause property damage, assault, especially if someone coming home surprises them, or even rape. If something looks questionable upon returning to your home, don’t go inside to investigate yourself. Call the police from a cell phone, neighbor’s house or a public phone. At night, if you think you hear someone breaking in, lock yourself in a room with a phone and call Security at 911 from an onbase phone, 956-82-2911 from a cell phone or 112 if off base for local authorities. For more information in keeping your home safe, call the Security Crime Prevention Unit at 727-5297.

CNE-C6F/CNREURAFSWA HOTLINE It is everyone’s responsibility to report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Navy activities to: OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL Phone: 081-568-2983 - Fax: 081-568-6354 Email: Website: You can choose to remain anonymous.

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Veterinary Corner Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility Office Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Federal Holidays. Closed Feb. 20 What’s New? Those pesky processionary pine caterpillars seem to be all over our community this year. At this time, they are pupating and are at their most dangerous as they make their way to the ground to burrow. Here is a reminder of the dangers those creepy crawlies can cause to both your human and animal family. Did you know? Processionary caterpillar spines (their hairs) can lead to dermatitis in people, Photo by Krysta Murray tongue necrosis in dogs, or even anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction). This is an emergency situation and the dog should be placed under a vet's attention as soon as possible. As veterinary first aid, it is advisable to flush the dog's mouth with plenty of water. Be sure to remember that the poison is also harmful to humans, so be sure to wear protective gloves. If you or your child is affected, contact a physician. As always be sure to establish a relationship with an emergency vet in town in the case that we are closed during an emergency. Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility is NOT an emergency clinic. Contact: Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility Bldg 1863 (next to the NEX gas station) DSN: 727-3149 Commercial: 956-82-3149

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The Human Resources Office (HRO) is changing its hours of operation. Currently Rota HRO is open Mon. to Fri. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but beginning on Feb. 22, the Rota HRO will be closing at noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This change in operational hours is necessary to conduct training in order to better meet customer's needs.

Fleet Mail Center President's Day Weekend Hours Feb. 17, package pickup and unit mail call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18, 19 and 20 - Mail Center closed Normal working hours resume Feb. 21.

Energy Tip of the Week Use power strips to switch off TVs, game systems, home theater equipment and stereos when you're not using them. Even when you think these products are turned off, together, their "standby" consumption can be equivalent to that of a 75 to 100 watt light bulb running continuously.

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Contact Your Ombudsman / Key Spouse Ombudsman Coordinator: Laura Stetler 727-3232 or email

The Ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the commanding officer, to serve as an information link between command leadership and the military families. The Navy Family Ombudsman Program promotes healthy, self-reliant families.

This Week in Naval History Feb. 16 1815 The frigate Constitution captures British ship Susannah, despite t h e Wa r o f 1 8 1 2 being over six weeks earlier. Word is slow getting to the fleet.

Feb. 17 1942 The first Construction Battalion (Seabees) arrives in the Pacific during World War II at Bora Bora, Society Islands. 1945 Oil on canvas, by Marcus Blahove 1974 While wounded and Allen became the first female Naval Aviator on Feb. gravely weakened, 22, 1974. Rainey, was a lieutenant commander in M e d a l o f H o n o r the inactive Navy Reserves but returned to active R e c i p i e n t L t . duty when instructors were needed. Assigned to Rufus G. Herring, VT-3, she and a student pilot were killed in a training takes the helm of accident in 1982. the Landing Craft Feb. 20 Infantry Gunboat (LCI(G)-449), which was heavily 1962 hit by Japanese counter-fire, Marine Lt. Col. John Glenn rallies his men and keeps the becomes the first American to ship in action protecting UDT orbit the Earth. Recovery is by USS Noa (DD-841). swimmers. Feb. 18 1846 Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft issues the general order to change Larboard to Port for identification of the left side of a sailing vessel.

Feb. 21 1991 During Operation Desert Storm, AV-8B aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 331 conduct the first of 243 sorties off the deck of USS Nassau (LHA-4).

1865 In order for CSS Charleston, CSS Chicora, and CSS Pa l me tto S t at e not t o be captured by Rear Adm. John A. Dahlgren's squadron during the evacuation of Charleston, South Carolina, Confederate Capt. John R. Tucker, orders the ships be set afire and blown up.

Feb. 22 1909 The Great White Fleet returns to Hampton Roads, Virgini., following its 14-month roundthe-world cruise. 1974 Lt. j.g. Barbara Ann (Allen) Rainey becomes the first Navy designated female aviator.

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Households Goods Move Ti m e l i n e s Compressed

From Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support Office of Corporate Communications Affairs The Navy Household Goods (HHG) global team announced Feb. 8 Sailors should expect a compressed timeline for planning and scheduling military moves through the end of the Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2017. As a result, once Sailors are in receipt of orders from their detailers, they should submit those orders to the HHG website within 72 hours to initiate the HHG shipment process. The website for submitting orders is www.navsup. The consequence of the CR is service members will receive their orders only approximately two months prior to their expected move timeframe. Due to the way resources are phased and allocated under a CR, the Navy currently does not have sufficient funds in its manpower accounts to allow for the normal three to four month lead times for Sailors' PCS orders. Besides the time constraints, the impact of the CR will be exasperated by the usual annual peak season challenge of private-sector capacity limitations across the industry; shipping, packing, and transportation. "We are operating under a compressed timeline due to the current CR, and our personnel working at Navy Household Goods are doing everything in their power to facilitate PCS moves once Sailors provide their official orders online," said Rear Adm. James McNeal, commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support. Navy HHG is providing scheduled, live webinars in an effort to help educate Sailors and their families on the HHG moving process. The schedule for the webinars is available on the website. "We are making extra effort to ensure our Sailors and their families are taken care of during the PCS move process; however, I cannot stress how critical it is that the service member follow the guideline to submit their official orders to our website online as soon as possible once in receipt," said Deborah McGlennon, HHG program manager. "PCS moves are always a team effort between the Sailor, the family members, and the Navy HHG team, but they begin with that first action -- submitting the official orders online," said McGlennon. "That must be initiated by the Sailor." For more information, visit household,, or www.twitter. com/usnavy.

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New App Offers Culture, Language Tips From Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs A new application for mobile devices designed to support Navy personnel and their families stationed or deployed abroad with cultural awareness and language resources, including Rota, Spain, became available for download, Feb. 3. The app initially provides material for six fleet concentration areas: Bahrain, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines. The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (CLREC) plans to continue adding resources on language, history, geography, people, ethnic groups, religious institutions, societal norms, behaviors, etiquette and culturally-appropriate behaviors for more additional countries as resources allow. "Whether you are stationed overseas or visiting another nation during a port call on liberty, cultural understanding and familiarization with the language are keys to being a good ambassador," said Chris Wise, CLREC director. "International engagement is something the Navy does and has always done. This app makes it easier than ever for our Navy team and family to access material that will help prepare them to be ready and successful abroad." User-friendly information on the "CLREC Navy Global Deployer" app includes operational cultural awareness training (OCAT) videos, culture cards, etiquette guides, common language phrases and guides which provide suggestions for how to go about learning a language. The OCATs, CLREC's flagship products, are narrated videos providing in-depth information on a country's history, language, social norms, culturally appropriate and taboo behaviors and more. The culture cards are guides for a specific country summarizing much of the information presented in the corresponding OCAT. Most include a guide to each country's naval rank structure and insignia. The etiquette guides offer everything from meeting and greeting to cultural values, to the significance of common nonverbal gestures.

The U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program produced the app and Tracen Technologies Inc., a company which specializes in integrated mobile and web solutions, was the software developer. The CLREC Navy Global Deployer mobile application is available for download from the iTunes and Google Play online stores. To find the free app, search key words such as "CLREC" and "Navy global deployer" in the app stores or a web browser. Sailors can also find this app and many other Navy apps at The Navy's CLREC delivers foreign language instruction and training on foreign cultures to prepare Navy personnel for global engagements to strengthen ties with enduring allies, cultivate relationships with emerging partners, thwart adversaries, and defeat enemies.

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Enjoy Carnaval!

By Unknown - Carteles del carnaval de Cádiz, Public Domain,

It’s carnival time in Spain. If you have never attended any of these events, seeing the groups and parades in the streets is lots of fun. There are some incredibly original costumes. The Cádiz carnival officially starts February the 23rd and runs through March 5th.. The Cádiz carnival is a street festival and costumes are king…everyone dresses up. There are two long parades, the first one takes place on the first Sunday and follows the long avenue as you enter the city, the second one is on the last Sunday and takes place in the historic part of the city, both start around 6 p.m. If costumes are king, the coral groups are princes. On the Sundays during Carnival, these groups perform around the central market starting around 1 p.m. More than 100 groups take part in a contest at the Falla Theater to select the best in each category. For those that do not have a good command of Spanish, it is impossible to understand the words to the songs, but it is interesting to watch the groups since they are all in costume and the singing is accompanied by many gestures. Most of the towns in the area, Rota included, also celebrate Carnival, and of course, it is much easier to see and enjoy the festivities in smaller places. The most renowned carnivals in Spain are those of Cádiz and Tenerife. b

Below are this year's Carnival dates: Cádiz: Feb. 23 through March 5 Rota: Feb. 23 through March 5 Puerto Real: Feb. 23 through March 6 Chipiona: Feb. 25 through March 5 San Fernando: Feb. 25 through March 5 Conil Carnival- Feb. 25 through March 5 Sanlúcar Barrameda: March 1 through 5 Algeciras: March 3 through 5 Puerto Santa María: March 5 through 12 El Laúl The “laúl” were boats that carried wine from Puerto to Cádiz and had their hub in historic downtown Puerto (where “El Laúl Vinos y Tapas” is located, different from “El Laúl”). The essence of El Laúl’s kitchen is the same as the old Laúl’s tradition. Selecting the best staple products, keeping up to date with the latest techniques and combining with local and non-local ingredients. The kitchen is the heart of “El Laúl”. In it they pamper local ingredients to develop new recipes. Always evolving and changing. The same attention to detail employed in the kitchen is used in every other aspect of the restaurant: Its dishware, wine selection, table linens, glasware, garden, architecture and decoration. This meticulous attention to detail in the kitchen and the beautiful surroundings combine to offer guests the best culinary experience. They have an ample menu and some tapas , also varied fish and meats for the grill. The snapper tartar with trout eggs is delicious. Check out their web at or their Facebook at El Laul and you’ll find out more information. Give yourself a treat and try it!

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ROTA. IX Maratón BTT “Villa De Rota”: March the 12th Departure time: 10.00. Registration until the 20th February at 12 pm in the web de Gescon-chip. Circuit of 60 km Price: 24.00 € /federated and 34/ non federated. Organized by: Rota Cycling Association. Collaborates: Municipal Sport Delegation and Cádiz Council Sponsor: Generali Seguros and BIKES RM. XV Popular Erizá (Sea Urchins): Tastings 2017: February the 19th at Plaza de la Cantera Square starting at mid-day. Spanish and English Exchange Program: Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm Association “El Chorrillo” 3, Sargento Céspedes Street. “El Molino” Cultural Center 650 105 118 / aavvelchorrillo@ Oil painting workshop: Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 and Fridays from 11:00 to 13:00. Botanical Garden “Celestino Mutis”: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 6:30pm. Closed on Mondays. Handicrafts workshop: Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 and Thursdays from 17:30 to 19:30.Contact 601185225 - Handicrafts workshop. Contact : 658840689 - Oil painting workshop. Tai Chi Course Every Saturday, from 10am to 11.30am. Atlántico Park Registration: “Los 3 Tesoros”‘Association or by e-mail: Guided Tours of the Luna Castle: Saturdays and Sundays at 13:00 and19:00, prior reservation needed (call 956 84 63 45 or email turis Parish Church of our Lady of the O Open to the public daily from 9.00. to and from 6.0 pm to 21.00 pm: Bartolomé Pérez Square. Second Hand Market “El Chorrillo” Association. Sundays from 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm. C/Sargento Céspedes. Guided Tour of the Fish Market in the Harbour: See the fish market and the auction. Tuesdays and Fridays at 16:30. Price 1€. Book in advance and pick up the tickets for these tours. Tourist information office: 956 84 63 45 /956 84 13 52 PUERTO DE SANTA MARÍA

Berzarock Festival: Saturday, Feb. 18,

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starting at 14:30 in Sala Milwaukee, Avda. Bajamar, 10. Free entrance, 18 and over. Flamenco: Saturday, Feb. 25 at 22:00 in Tertulia Flamenca Tomas El Nitri, Calle Diego Nino,1 Solidary Race 5 Km. In support of Asperger’s: Feb. 18 at 11:30 leaving from Casa de Los Toruños. 5 euro fee + 1 kilo of food. Crafts and Foods Market: Feb. 19, 11:00 to 16:00 in Casa de Los Torunos. Antiques & Collectibles Market: every Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 in the Plaza by the castle. Train Ride through the Park : Los Toruños in Valdelagrana, starting 15 January: Sundays from 12:00 to 19:00 2€. Metropolitan Park Los Toruños Various activities: bike tours, train tours, nature photography, kayaking & more. More info at: Monasterio de la Victoria Avda del Monasterio s/n Visits Mon. - Fri. (except holidays) 11am to 2pm Free


Dramatized Visits to the Alcázar Sundays at 12:00. Learn some of the history of Jerez, get to know some of the important historical persons. Visit last aprox 1 hr. Tickets: 1,80€; children under 14 free. Archaeological Museum Plaza del Mercado, s/n. 956 14 95 60 museoarq@ Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour. City Sightseeing International. Discover Jerez from the best point of view. More info at www. or phone +34 902 101 081


Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour. City Sightseeing International The loop lasts approx.1hr Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing Once the departure point for explorers sailing to the New World, the 3,000-year-old city is famous for its Moorish charm. Your pass offers convenient stops for Cadiz Cathedral, the ancient city walls, and the bay area. / 902 101 081 Santa Catalina Castle and Church Ancient defense fortress and church. Cultural exposition centre. Information at 956 22 63 33.

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American Red Cross E x pa n d s E m e r g e n c y Communications Service

Family members of active-duty U.S. military members are able to initiate emergency messages online at http:// Family of active duty and overseas-stationed federal employees can also initiate a message by calling 1-(877) 272-7337 or 956-82-2331, or by walking in to the Rota AMCROSS office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

Child Find for children three to five years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development please contact 727-4185 or 727-4435.

WIC Overseas

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the chapel. All meetings are closed meetings except the last Thursday of each month. Closed meetings are for people with a problem with alcohol or a desire to stop drinking. The open meeting is for all of the above, plus personnel requiring training or with curiosity about Alcoholics Anonymous. 213 Big Book AA of Rota is now accepting people with addiction problems such as NA or GA, etc. For more information, call the DAPA at 7272161. AA off-base: "Rota Drydock," every Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Calle Calvario, 67, Inglesia del Carmen, Rota (Lat: 36.624466, Long: -6.356386). For information about the meeting in Rota, call Joe Garcia at 629-27-1312 or 95681-5842. Online, visit or http://

Navy College News

DLPT, DLAB Testing at the NCO

Navy College Office Rota has assumed responsibility for the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB). Testing is by appointment only - walk in testing will not be permitted. Individuals without One-Net access must call Neville Hollin at 727-2126. He will coordinate a time for the individual to come by to Building 3269 to start filling out the SAAR-N for access to One-Net. Access to One-Net is a requirement for DLPT/DLAB testing and a requirement to set up the appointment for testing. For more information, please contact Brenda Carpentar or Leslie Dickey at 7272798/2785.

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

Navy Medicine App for Sailors, Marines, Families From BUMED Public Affairs Navy Medicine announced the launch of a new enterprise-wide mobile app for Sailors, Marines, and their families, Feb. 6. The app provides users with access to military treatment facility locations, leadership information, Department of Defense hotlines, Relay Health and links to Navy Medicine social media and other health resources. "Every day we leverage mobile technology for a greater portion of the things we need and want to do; our Sailors, Marines and their families deserve this same level of convenience from Navy Medicine," said Mark Beckner, chief digital officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy Medicine will continue to update the app with new capabilities to improve functionality throughout 2017. "We will continue to grow the app based on the needs and wants of our Sailors, Marines and their families," said Beckner. "Our goal is to improve the overall Navy Medicine experience and improve convenience for our patients through technology." The Navy Medicine app is available for download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel which provides health care s u p p o r t t o t h e U . S . N a v y, M a r i n e C o r p s , t h e i r families, and veterans in high operational-tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world.

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civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at www. or call 951-25-6407.

UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

There’s a reason more than 93,000 students have chosen UMUC. They have experienced faculty with professional knowledge, plus UMUC is regionally accredited and internationally recognized. UMUC Europe offers several certificate programs, along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can't stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 7272917 or email them at

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, CTC is offering four face-to-face courses that are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are several other available online degree programs, and registration for these is open every month. If you’re interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727-2574 or email CTC at

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphasis in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught Tuesday through Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The

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The Upside of Broken Down Cars “You have really bad luck with cars!” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard that since I’ve been in Rota. It probably has something to do with the fact that I own four cars and three of them are currently in the shop. Since arriving in Spain, I’ve purchased three “Rota beaters” (only one of which is still functioning properly) and our “dependable” American car has been out of commission for three months. I’ve stopped counting how much I’ve spent on repairs during the past year because the amount is a little depressing. However, there are two thoughts that encourage me during this time of trouble, Chaplain Mark McCraney first, I’m not alone in this experience (misery loves company, right?) and second, someone cares about my problems (and He cares about yours as well!). In fact, my automotive anxieties remind me of two important truths: 1. God cares about our problems. There are more than seven billion people on the planet today, but more impressive than that is the fact that there is an allpowerful, all-knowing, ever-present God who actually knows and cares about each person –individually, personally, tenderly. His love for you is immeasurable, and He is specifically concerned about your troubles. How do you know that? Not only did He take time to create you, He also provides directly for you each day with food, shelter and clothing. Beyond these basic needs of life, God also gives you the ability to experience relationships with others and, more importantly, to experience a personal relationship with Him. He created you with the strength to work, to receive satisfaction from your labor, and to provide for your family, all of which shows His care for you. In addition to showing you that He cares for you through physical and spiritual blessings, God also tells you that He cares about you. Just one example from the Bible is 1 Peter 5:7, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” However, the ultimate demonstration of His love is that He made provision for


the salvation of each person through the death of His Son, Jesus so that anyone who believes in Him can be forgiven of sins, have a relationship with Him, and enjoy eternity in His company. This is the God that we can depend upon in our most difficult struggles. Troubles and problems shouldn’t make us run from God; they should make us run to Him. No one loves us like He does! 2. God has solutions for our problems. Not only is God aware and concerned about our problems, I believe He has the best solutions to those problems. Anyone can tell us that they care and have sympathy for what we are going through, but we need more than just verbal affirmation, we need help and hope! God is uniquely able to go beyond expressing care to offering help in resolving our problems, and in giving us hope to make it through. Job 12:13 says, “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding,” and because He possesses these attributes, He is able to walk beside us in troubles and help us. Before there Google existed, God possessed all the answers to our questions...and He still does. Why would we turn to another limited source of information and aid when we can depend upon the fountain of all wisdom and the possessor of all power? God provides help in many different ways -through His Word, through communication in prayer with Him and through His people in our lives. Through all these things, God can share His wisdom with us and help us to solve many of our problems. He may help by showing us a solution or sending someone to help or He may simply help us to see things differently. When seen from His perspective, the problems that we think are our most daunting might not be where our greatest need is, so He can show us the more critical issue that needs work in our lives. Or it may just be that He helps us to understand that the struggles we experience may be intentionally allowed by Him in order to encourage us to seek Him. While He may or may not offer direct divine intervention with the specific troubles with our cars here in Rota, if we are seeking truth, salvation, joy, peace, or wisdom, why search anywhere else for the one, true Source for every solution? God knows everything, even the depths of our hearts, and it is His desire that we come to Him alone when we need deliverance from a particular sin, problem, or predicament. After all, there’s no one who cares more for us or can do more to help!

2017 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) CCD classes are held 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. prior to 10 a.m. mass on Sundays at Naval Station Rota Chapel. Catholic Religious Education classes are offered for children in age groups of elementary through high school. The courses of instruction include Preparation for First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Additionally, classes are available for post-confirmation high schoolaged students. Registration forms are available at the chapel or immediately following Sunday mass.

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Naval Station Rota Trains to be Ready for Anything By MC3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Photos by MC3 M. Jang Hunter Vinson, left, exercise safety manager, speaks to the exercise participants during the Safe Haven exercise Terremoto Rumble, Feb. 8.

Naval Station Rota Sailors work together to assemble a cot for the Safe Haven scenario during the Terremoto Rumble exercise at the base fitness center, Feb. 8.

Naval Station Rota and various tenant commands practiced setting up a safe haven in the base gym Feb. 8 in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. “The purpose of the drill was to practice for the possibility of an event that we would have to set up a safe haven to provide temporary shelter for members of Rota,” said Margaret Blair, safe haven officer. “There’s a training plan that the base has implemented for this type of event.” The exercise, named Terremoto Rumble, involved a simulated earthquake and tsunami that required peope to evacuate their homes. The exercise helps prepare and train command personnel to provide services for up to 400 people affected by the would-be disaster. The exercise team, which includess members from various tenant commands and organizations, utilized the fitness center facilities to set up the Emergency Family Assistance C e n t e r ( E FA C ) , a s u i t e o f

emergency services. “It would be a one-stop shop for people coming through,” said Xiomara Bowes, EFAC manager. “We would have a great deal of volunteers here. We’re gathering all of our resources at that time to provide the information and resources to the families.” Community members who are available to volunteer during a disaster would be instructed by a volunteer coordinator to assist victims by their specialty or the facility’s need. “As soon as they came in, if they were interested in being a volunteer, we have a volunteer coordinator that would come in and register them,” said Hunter Vinson, exercise safety manager. “The volunteer coordinator would assign them to whatever duties that volunteers are needed for at that time and if they had a specialty area.” This year ’s exercise focused more on the training environment for leadership to better undersatnd how they can supporta safe haven. Blair plans the forthcoming exercises to be more involved with hands-on role players acting as affected people.

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NEPMU 7 Maintains Safe, Healthy Fleet By Krysta Murray NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Prior to twentieth century advancements in technology, many Sailors were ambitious explorers curious to discover unknown worlds and brave the unpredictable seas. They also risked their health, as many crew members often fell ill to common ship-life illnesses due to a lack of preventative measures, since there was minimal understanding about the causes and spreading of diseases. Nowadays, measures are in place and upheld by Navy and Environmental Preventative Medicine Units under the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC). Ships operating in the U.S Navy are required to maintain valid Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificates (SSCECs), which need to be renewed every six months following a ship inspection by a preventative medicine technician who determines the ship is free and clear of public health risks. Navy and Environmental Preventative Medicine Unit 7 (NEPMU 7) conducts these inspections regularly aboard Naval Stations Rota. During the eighteenth century when advances in naval technology allowed ships to extend their time at sea, scurvy became known as the “plague or scourge of the sea.” Poor diets consisting of a Photos by Krysta Murray lack of vital nutrients lead to vitamin C deficiencies. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jay Cherluck of NEPMU 7 reviews logs of water tests and inspection reports with the medical service officer Sailors would experience weakness, anemia, gum disease and eventually deadly hemorrhages aboard the USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) during a SSCEC inspection Feb. 3. without a clue as to why. Historians estimate that for ships with expiring certificates to keep the fleet in good operational standing. more Sailors died from scurvy during this period than battle, storms, shipwrecks and During these inspections, the accredited inspector oversees the ship programs in other diseases combined. In fact, famous explorer Magellan lost 80 percent of his place to verify that they are working properly and meeting standards. These programs crew to this illness during his voyage across the Pacific Ocean. Stomach ulcers and are essentially established to keep the ship free and clear of any public health risks dysentery were also common due to poor nutrition. These days, with advances in by completing regular logs and tests of equipment. They include regular tests of the refrigeration and ventilated food storage it’s easier to maintain a solid food supply and potable water supply, thermometer logs on the mess decks as well as guidelines for there are supply ships whose sole mission is to replenish the fleet even while deployed. proper food handling practices, including the storage of food. The inspections cover any Most detected gastrointestinal disease outbreaks have been linked to food or water and all possible health risks, so they include more than just the food and water stores. consumed on board ships. These outbreaks are due to contaminated bunkered water, “It’s kind of a checks and balances to verify that what’s being put on paper is evident inadequate disinfection of water, potable water contaminated by sewage onboard in the inspection report,” says Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jay Cherluck, NEPMU ship, poor design and construction of storage tanks for potable water, deficiencies in 7 preventative medicine technician. food handling, preparation and cooking. The berthing areas, laundry facilities and fitness areas are also inspected for safety Prevention and control depend on proper disinfection, filtration and storage of source and habitability. The ship must also be free of any pests. If, after the inspection, the ship water, and on designing efficient piping systems. Regular cleaning and disinfection is is compliant with all health requirements under the International Health Regulations required to reduce the risk of such infectious diseases. In order to properly maintain (IHR), they are provided an SSCEC stamped with a serialized seal issued from the safe operating standards for health, regular testing is mandated on board by trained Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are tracked and held by the NMCPHC crew members, usually a medical service officer or medical department representative. and valid for another six months and can continue operations. The IHRs are designed Logs are required to be continually updated and inspections are held to verify the to prevent, control and provide a public health response to the international spread reports in order to keep Sailors healthy. of disease. Based on history, it is clear to see why this is of significant importance in naval It is with these practices in place that maritime health standards have significantly operations. improved the well-being of the fleet. NEPMU 7has eight personnel trained to conduct SSCEC inspections and issue NEPMU 7 is also authorized to provide training on proper inspection and issuance certifications. They not only ensure the four forward-deployed destroyers are certified procedures for SSCEC. NEPMU 7 has been a qualified inspection unit since June to safely operate, but any ships passing through their area of operations as well. 2014 and issue anywhere from 10 to 20 SSCEC’s in a 12-month period. Occasionally, they receive requests to send inspectors to other ports of operations

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jay Cherluck of NEPMU 7 conducts an inspection of the galley aboard the USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) during a SSCEC inspection Feb. 3.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jay Cherluck of NEPMU 7 conducts an inspection of the mess decks aboard the USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) during a SSCEC inspection Feb. 3.

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EODMU 8 'Chills' Out in Northern Norway

Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, along with members of the Royal Norwegian Navy, participate in Exercise Arctic Specialist 2017. Exercise Arctic Specialist is a multi-national EOD exercise conducted in the austere environments of northern Norway

Lt. Benjamin Fernandez, center, company commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Company, conducts a cold water MCM neutralization dive.

Photos by Lt. j.g Seth Wartak Members of Platoon 802, a Mine Countermeasures Platoon assigned to EODMU 8 and a Royal Norwegian Navy Minedykkerkommandoen (MDK) launch an unmanned underwater vehicle in order to perform an underwater MCM search.

ABOVE: Members of Platoon 802, a Mine Countermeasures Platoon (MCM) assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conduct cold water MCM diving operations during Exercise Arctic Specialist 2017 in Northern Norway. TOP RIGHT: Members of Platoon 802, a Mine Countermeasures Platoon assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, conduct an emergency chamber evacuation drill during a cold water SCUBA dive. BOTTOM RIGHT: Lt. Benjamin Fernandez, right and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Benjamin Kunze, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Company, safely complete a tactical cold-water MCM neutralization dive.

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Team Rota in the Spotlight Photos and story by MC3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

MA3 Stefan Lesniewski

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Stefan Lesniewski, a native of Sandpoint, Idaho and a harbor security coxswain assigned to base harbor security, may be one of the youngest and junior Sailors among his department but he performs well above his pay grade. In the two years since Lesniewski has been stationed aboard Naval Station Rota, he has proven himself to be a qualified leader currently serving as a section leader. “There’s a total of four sections,” said Lesniewski. “As section leader you’re in charge of the tactical control of our section. As an E-4, I’m qualified to be a section leader and that’s usually an E-5 or E-6 position. I like to take charge of the section to show that I’ve grown as an individual at such a young age.” Lesniewski not only oversees his section but also trains his shipmates to encourage growth. “I’m the training petty officer for this section,” said Lesniewski. “So I encourage people to get underway, get boats going and practice their line handling, brushing up on the standard operating procedures, all of that.” He volunteers as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America every Thursday. “I’m in charge of supervising the safety of the Boy Scouts,” said Lesniewski. I teach them things like first aid, how to make fires and other survival skills. My older brother was a Boy Scout so it peaked my interest to volunteer with the Boy Scouts. I enjoy getting out there and I like constructing and teaching.” Lesniewski’s father, a retired Navy Sailor, gives him encouragement to make serving in the Navy a career. “I am planning on staying in, maybe submitting in an LDO package when I get farther up there,” said Lesniewski. “My dad was a huge impact on that. He

did 20 years and he had a lot of fun. He got out as a first class and he has endless stories about it. I like it. There’s nothing really else that I’d really like to do that I’d be passionate about.” Lesniewski mentioned that serving 20 years in the Navy would put him only at the age of 38 so his goal, post-military, is to work in a career field similar to his current rate and degree. Lesniewski is enrolled in Central Texas College to obtain an associate’s degree in criminal justice. The ambitious Sailor’s short-term goals are to finish school, advance to the next rank and train to complete further qualifications. “I like the position that I’m in at this point,” said Lesniewski. “I’m all the way qualified to the maximum extent that I can be. Right now, I’m working on picking up second class. I really want to pick up second class, I’d like to go to Level 2 Coxswain School, where you learn the tactical side of boat operation and finish my associate’s degree.” Lesniewski said one of his reasons for being so motivated is because of his “I could be elsewhere” attitude. “How many can say that they’re living in Spain with the United States Navy, work for the United States Navy getting a free associate’s degree, free medical care? Not a lot,” said Lesniewski. “That’s something that I like having that not a lot of people I knew back home have so it motivates me to keep going to stay and keep doing what I’m doing and kind of strive to be better than everybody else.” As one of the youngest Sailors, Lesniewski’s age factors as another motivation for aiming to be a great Sailor.

“I have to strive to perform above my pay grade, above my age and maturity level,” said Lesniewski. “Being one of the youngest, I’m not taken seriously but I like to think that I have respect from my chain of command with that aspect that I am section leader qualified and I do stand that watch.” Concluding his final year in Spain, Lesniewski is looking forward to his next duty station taking an interest to serve in Japan. In the meantime Lesniewski enjoys traveling and exploring Spain with his wife when he is not patrolling the harbor to ensure NAVSTA Rota is protected from any kind of waterborne threats.

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MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at


a Program for You The Embry Riddle Rota Campus is now holding registration for classes running March 20 through May 21. Do not miss this opportunity and enroll in some of our local offerings! They include: Financial Accounting, Aviation Relations and Introduction to Research Methods. All three classes meet one night a week over eight weeks. Contact our office at x2984 for more details! If local classes do not work around your schedule, you may do online or any of our other modality courses. We are ready to help! 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 a 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:// or contact your local office at to learn about available programs and courses. Please call our office at 727-2984 or email rota@ with any questions.

FFSC News Military Pay Issues & LES 101

Feb. 17, Noon to 1 p.m. Attend and learn how to understand your LES and military compensation use of My Pay and how to correct pay problems.

Historical Walking Tour Vejer de la Fontera

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Feb. 20, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Put on your walking shoes and join us! Enjoy this walking tour thru the old town of Vejer de la Frontera. The town of Vejer has one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic-artistic settings. Vejer is flanked by four entrances and is surrounded by a wall. We will be walking downtown and exploring the main monuments with a local guide. After the visit there will be time for tapas or lunch. Call 727- 3232 for more details and to sign up! City hall guided tour fee: 5 Euros per person

FRG Networking Meeting

Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting is an excellent forum for sharing and exchanging information, resources and best practices for FRG members.

New Military Spouse

Feb. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The goal of this workshop is to provide pertinent information to new military spouses to support their entrance and ease their transition into military culture. The workshop will empower participants by “demystifying” the military culture, addressing the basic of accessing installation resources, and reviewing the vast array of resources available. For more information or to register for our workshop, please call: 727-3232.

Federal Resume

Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Target your federal resume to highlight your qualifications to HRO and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility, and the special requirements of a federal resume. Call 727-3232 to sign up.


in Resume Feb. 23, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Stop by to have your resume reviewed!

CAPSTONE Transition (GPS)

Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is the final mandatory event after completing the TGPS course.

SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher

Feb. 23, 2 to 3 p.m. This one hour course is for current victim advocates only. This training counts towards the mandatory 32-hour recertification. Call 727-3232 to register.

NMCRS O ffice hours : Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOSED Monday, Feb. 20 to observe Presidents Day. Office contact information: VPN 7271614 or Commercial 956-82-1614, After hours or during holidays Cell 660984-511, VPN Cell: 18-727-0800 NMCRS Thrift Shop

Operating Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CLOSED Monday, Feb. 20 for President's Day (First 30 minutes priority shopping to active duty members and their dependents)

Pregnancy and Paperwork

March 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at the OBGYN Clinic. Budget for Baby Class March 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Support Building (#3293) Labor and Delivery March 9 noon to 2 p.m. at the OBGYN Clinic Breastfeeding Support Group March 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Support Building. (#3293) Breastfeeding and Postpartum March 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Support Building (#3293) Baby Basics Thursday, March 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Support Building. (#3293)

Did you know...

Vehicle repair loans may be available to you through the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society? Based on need, we offer interest-free loans for essential repairs necessary for the safe operation of a vehicle when you do not have sufficient resources to repair the vehicle yourself. You’ll need: Driver’s License Registration Insurance Viable Spending Plan for Repayment Estimated Cost of Repairs Repayability When you need help, visit the Rota Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Office, email or call DSN 727-1614.

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Rota DEFY Seeks Applicants Drug Education For Youth Program, TwentyFirst Century Sailor Office & Rota DEFY Naval Station Rota is currently soliciting applications from 9 to 12-yearolds to participate in its yearlong Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program. DEFY is a year-long, command s pons ore d d r u g d e mand reduct ion and comprehensive life skills program designed for 9 to 12-year-olds. Studies have shown that deployments, especially multiple deployments, tax the family's resilience and are associated with an increase in depression, thoughts of suicide, and risky behaviors such as binge drinking and drug use. Children of deployed military personnel should be considered at higher risk for substance use than children of non-military citizens. DEFY helps deter these negative influences. DEFY aims to strengthen youth resiliency and family bonds by using a science-based curriculum that provides the foundation for youth to learn goal setting, leadership and teamwork, selfesteem enhancement, and many other life skills. Local DEFY programs begin with a five-day residential or eight-day nonresidential leadership program called Phase I that is held during the summer. During Phase I, youth receive education on valuable life skills such as substance abuse prevention, social skills, self-

management skills, and fitness. Phase II is designed to reinforce the concepts and training received in Phase I. During the school year, mentors a n d s t a ff p r o v i d e p o s i t i v e s u p p o r t during group mentoring sessions and interactive workshops. DEFY sites also participate in activities that promote civic responsibility and expose DEFY kids to vocational and recreational opportunities. Parents must understand the DEFY program requires a year-long commitment to allow for the full benefit to their children. An evaluation of DEFY showed that about 75 percent of parents surveyed saw improved youth life skill development and about 67 percent saw improvement in their child's ability to avoid substance abuse and negative behaviors. "I think it is a great program for the children, because they're learning respect and safe ways of saying no or what to do in situations where there are bullying and drugs," said Carmen O'Moore, parent of a DEFY youth. Enrollment is limited to 30 youth and time is limited. To get your child involved in this exciting program, contact Petty Officer 1st Class Maria Garcia at 7272907 or to learn how to apply. For more information about the DEFY program, visit support/21st_century_sailor/nadap/ defy.

USS Porter Commences At-Sea Portion of Exercise Sea Shield 2017

planning phase of Sea Shield 2017 and Porter in particular is looking forward to the operational phase at sea,” said Cmdr. Andria Slough, commanding o f f i c e r, U S S P o r t e r . “Advanced Photo by MC3 Ford Williams e x e r c i s e s l i k e USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts a sail pass with other participating Sea Shield ships from exercise Sea Shield 2017, Feb. 10. provide us with an opportunity MC3 Ford Williams to work across all warfare areas, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs ultimately improving our combined Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile readiness and naval capability with our destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began Black Sea allies and partners.” the at-sea portion of exercise Sea The exercise is taking place in the Shield 2017, Feb. 8, in the Black Sea. Black Sea, in the vicinity of Constanta, Sea Shield is an annual, Romania- Romania, Feb. 1 through 10. led multinational exercise in the Participating units from the U.S. are Black Sea designed to improve Porter and one P-8A Poseidon from interoperability and combat proficiency Patrol Squadron 45, are both currently of participating units. operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of The U.S. participation in this exercise operations. demonstrates the commitment to Porter, forward deployed to Rota, deploying leading technology and Spain, is conducting naval operations combat capability in support of allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and partners and collective defense of in support of U.S. national security the Black Sea region. interests in Europe. The ship deployed "We've already strengthened our from Naval Station Rota Nov. 30, interoperability through the in-port 2016.

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Commissaries Start 150-year Anniversary Celebrations By DeCA Corporate Communications

Patrons can expect to see special promotions, contests and a lot of birthday flair as the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and its industry partners kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of the modern commissary benefit. “From now through the actual July 1 anniversary date, commissaries worldwide will highlight the long history of the commissary benefit and the great savings and value the benefit has brought to our military community since 1867,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s sales director. DeCA is beginning the observance in February with kick-off banners placed at all stores worldwide. Over the next five months, other scheduled anniversary events and activities include the following: • Limited edition, specially labeled products using nostalgic commissary photos and the 150th gold logo • Celebrity endorsements at commissaries with in-store radio • Beginning in March and ending July 31, commissaries will use their “Wall of Value” locations for the “150 Years of Value and Savings!” directing shoppers to discounted promotional savings on products. • Other events will be tied to the month of May for Military Appreciation Month and the worldwide Healthy Lifestyle Festivals in June. Patrons are encouraged to check their local store for details of specific anniversary events such as cake-cutting ceremonies.

The 150th anniversary observance ties back to the official beginning of the modern commissary benefit on July 1, 1867. It was on that date, two years following the Civil War, that enlisted men received the same privileges available to officers since 1825 – the right to purchase goods, “at cost price,” from their post’s subsistence department warehouses. These sales could take place at any post in the United States or its territories, wherever the local commander deemed them necessary, regardless of location. As years passed, retirees, spouses and families also became eligible shoppers. The commissaries mirrored changes and progress in the civilian retail grocery industry, from self-service to product proliferation. As the nation sent its armed forces overseas, commissaries followed: Cuba, the Philippines, China, and Panama all had U.S. military commissaries before 1905. Surcharges came and went. During the World Wars, commissaries spread all over the globe, from Europe and the Middle East to the Far East and even South America. The Navy and Marine Corps opened their first commissaries in 1909-1910, and when the Air Force came into being in 1947, it inherited commissaries at Army Air Force bases and airfields. For many years, the posts and bases had plenty of leeway in running their stores. After World War II, the services began taking firmer control of their commissaries, professionalizing the staffs and creating career paths for military and civilian employees alike. By the 1980s, the four major services each had their own commissary system. DeCA was begun in 1991 to create cost savings and store uniformity, bringing together all the stores of the four services. “At DeCA we want to celebrate our military members and their families for all they do to serve this nation,” Russ said. “We may be throwing the party, but the celebration belongs to our patrons.”

Navy College Program App Available for Mobile Devices By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs A new application for mobile devices which allows Sailors on-the-go access to many features of the Navy College Program (NCP) is available as of Feb. 8. "The Navy College Program app offers Sailors mobile access to voluntary education planning tools, a counseling scheduler, and applications previously available only through the Navy College Offices or the Virtual Education Center," said Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center's Voluntary Education Program deputy director. "This app allows the completion of required training, processing of Tuition Assistance (TA) requests, and helps Sailors obtain counseling without being tied to a computer." The Navy College Program app is divided into several sections for ease of navigation: • Tuition Assistance - Links users to the My Education WebTA portal so they can submit a TA application and view the status of existing TA applications. • Training - Allows users to complete required training, including the TA Course and the DoD Higher Education Preparation Course. • Videos - Provides video tutorials on the NCP, including TA and command information.

• Resources - Provides in-app and online information on the Navy College Program and continuing education resources. • Schedule Counseling - Links users to the Appointment Scheduler, enabling Sailors to schedule an appointment for education counseling. • Virtual Education Center (VEC) - Provides

contact access for counseling and assistance from the VEC. • Joint Services Transcript (JST) - Links users to the JST login page, allowing them to request their official JST. • In addition, the app includes an Emergency resources section and a Favorites section, which allows users to bookmark and easily access parts of the app they find personally important. Turner added the NCP app is targeted primarily at active-duty members and will be a key tool for educational service officers and career counselors. The app's tools are relevant to all Navy applicants, current Sailors, transitioning Sailors, and veterans. The app features public content only; no authentication or authorization required. The NCP app is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) domain. Users can download the app from the iTunes and Google Play online stores at no cost. To find the free Navy College Program app, search "Navy College" or "NCP" in app stores or in your Web browser. Sailors can also find this app and many others through the Navy App Locker, Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook at NavyVoluntaryEducation/ or http://www.navycollege.

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Area Activites Arts

"Cuatro" photo display by several artists, now through Feb. 25, Centro Cultural Alfonso X El Sabio, 89, Larga Street, El Puerto de Santa María "La Alhambra" photo display by several artists, now through Mar. 26, Centro Unicaja de Cultura, 26, San Francisco Street, Cádiz “Permanent sculpture display by Luis Vasallo, Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Cádiz Permanent sculpture display by Cornellis Zitman, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cádiz


Diana Navarro in concert, Friday, 9 p.m., Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones, La Linea de la Concepcion, tickets from €25 (recommended) Primavera Trompetera Music Festival 2017, March 31 through April 1, Jerez-Arcos Rd., gates open at 4 p.m. performance of national and foreign bands, tickets start at €20. Jerez de la Frontera.

Guided tours through Luna Castle, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 7 p.m., prior registration is required at the Tourist Office, #2, Cuna Sreet, (call 956-84-6345), tickets €1 Archaelogical Museum, Plaza del Mercado (downtown), Jerez de la Frontera, Call 956-14-9560 “El Chorrillo” second hand market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street, Rota Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-22-4577 or visit

Upcoming Carnivals

Park,” Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily at 10 a.m. through March. Tickets €17.27 for adults, €8.64 for ages 5 to 12. To reserve tickets please call 956-36-3813 or visit Castillo de Luna, Rota, guided tours, Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Request tickets in advance at the tourism office, Calle Cuna, 2, tickets €1. For reservation call 956-84-63-45. Castillo de San Marcos, Plaza de Alfonso X, El Puerto de Santa María, free guided tours, Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1: 30 p.m. For more information and reservation call 627-569-335, tickets €6 adults, €3 children

Cádiz Carnival – Feb. 23 through March 5 Rota Carnival – Feb. 23 through March 5 Puerto Real Carnival – Feb. 23 through March 6 Chipiona Carnival – Feb. 25 through March 5 San Fernando Carnival- Feb. 25 through March 5 Conil Carnival- Feb. 25 through March 5 Sanlúcar de Barrameda Carnival – March 1 through 5 Algeciras Carnival – March 3 through 5 El Puerto de Santa María Carnival – March 5 through 12


“Festival Flamenco de Jerez 2017”, Feb. 24 through March 11, Jerez de la Frontera, for more information visit the official web page Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo”, #5, San Miguel Street, Fridays and Saturdays, tickets €12. Call 653-071-099 or visit http:// Flamenco show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 10 p.m., Tabanco El Pasaje, Santa Maria Street (by Post Office bldg.), Jerez de la Frontera, Free admission Miguel Poveda in concert, April 1 at 9:30 p.m., bullring El Bosque, tickets from €35.


Guided tours through “Puertas de Tierra” and “Torreon” (old city gate and tower), Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission. Alcázar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, Camara Oscura, octogonal tower, Arab gardens, Villavicencio Palace, Oil mill, Mosque and Arab baths. Monday through Friday., 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 09:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sevilla, Reales Alcázares (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., tickets €9.50. Online tickets available at Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda tours, Mondays 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., tickets €9. Online tickets Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa María, (Caballero Bodegas, bullring, public market, cathedral), Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., for more information visit http:// Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance). January and February – Every Thursday at noon, March through December – Every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €21 to 27, call 956-31-8008 or visit http://www. River Journey “Sanlúcar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana

Food and Drink

“Eriza popular” (free testing of raw sea urchins), Sunday, 1 p.m., Plaza de Las Canteras, Rota Sandeman Bodega – Pizarro Street. Jerez de la Frontera. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega – Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m., €6


First Hot Air Balloon Festival Mar. 24, 25 and 26, 8 to 11 a.m. El Puerto de Santa María Jerez Flea Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish Castle), Jerez de la Frontera Market of Antiques and Collectibles, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio (by San Marcos Castle), El Puerto de Santa María IX Feria del Queso Artesanal (Craft Cheese Fair) April 1 and 2, Villaluenga del Rosario


IX Marathon BBT (Mountain Bike Competition) “Villa de Rota”, March 12 Motorcycle World Championship, May 5, 6 and 7, Jerez de la Frontera Circuit, Km. 12, Jerez-Arcos Road


Ubrique Bullring- Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. Regular bullfight, six bulls from Marca's ranch El Fandi, Alberto Lopez Simon and Joaquin Galdos

Upcoming Holiday

Dia de Andalucía- Feb. 28 Semana Santa Holy Week) - April 9 through 16

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Meat Croquettes (Croquetas de Puchero) We really hope you cooked the Puchero (our most traditional local broth), we shared with you last week, and that it turned out great. This week we want to cook another very easy and popular recipe in Spain… Croquetas de Puchero, cooked with the meat from this traditional local broth. You will love them! It is the perfect starter for a nice meal. We promise you that once you start, you cannot stop eating them. They are really delicious!


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INGREDIENTS • 9 oz. meat from the broth, the veal and the chicken. • 1 medium size yellow onion • 2 cloves of garlic

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4 tablespoons wheat flour 3 ¼ cups milk ½ broth stock (bouillon) cube Ground nutmeg Some salt

TO PREPARE • • • • • •

We will start by chopping finely the meats, the veal and the chicken from the broth Then we will fry the finely chopped onion and the clove of garlic in a frying pan with three spoons olive oil on medium heat Once they are translucent, we are going to add the chopped meat, stir it and then sauté it several minutes until it is well done. We add then the flour and stir it to slightly toast it. We are going to season it with the salt, the minced mint leaves, ground nutmeg and black pepper. We will warm up the milk and then add the ½ bouillon cube dissolved in ½ cup (125 ml) warm water. Then we are going to start adding it slowly to the pan while stirring. We will just see how the croquette dough

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Ground Black pepper Some mint leaves 1 egg Bread crumbs Mild olive oil

begins to thicken. We will keep on stirring until we see that the mixture no longer sticks to the side of the pan. We take it off of the heat, pour it on a baking tray and set aside to cool and then we put it into the fridge for a couple of hours. Now it is the moment to make our “Puchero” meat croquettes, we cut the dough into about 3 ¼ inches by 3 ¼ inch (8 cm) squares and then make the shape of the croquettes by hand. We are going to dredge them first in a beaten egg bath and then cover them with the bread crumbs. And then, to finish with, we are going to fry them in hot olive oil, though not too hot or they will burn immediately. We will let them drain on absorbent paper and then they ready to serve at the table and enjoy them.

For more recipes, visit Pilar's website at http://www.

Have you liked the recipes we have shared with you? Have you tried to cook any of them? It would be great to hear your comments, questions and suggestions about it. You can email us as

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Datebook- Agenda de Citas

Find the Spanish word in the word search on the right. fecha - date dia - day mes - month ano - year calendario - calendar semana - week lunes - monday martes - tuesday miercoles - wednesday jueves - thursday viernes - friday sabado - saturday domingo - sunday temprano - early

cita - appointment tiempo - time reunion - meeting programacion - schedule fecha tope- deadline recordatorio - reminder retraso - delay tarde - late manana - morning tarde - afternoon noche - evening amanecer - dawn atardecer - sunset

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Monster Trucks Synopsis: Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart. Rating: PG (for action, peril, brief scary images, and some rude humor) Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family Runtime: 122 minutes Thursday, Feb 16 6 p.m. Fences 9 p.m. The Bye Bye Man Friday, Feb 17 4 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie 7 p.m. Split Saturday, Feb 18 3 p.m. XXX: Return of Xander Cage 6 p.m. Fist Fight Sunday, Feb 19 1 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie 4 p.m. Monster Trucks 7 p.m. Fist Fight Monday, Feb 20 12 p.m. Monster Trucks 3 p.m. XXX: Return of Xander Cage 6 p.m. Split Thursday, Feb 23 6 p.m. Fist Fight 9 p.m. Live By Night

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Fist Fight Synopsis: A mild-mannered highschool teacher (Charlie Day) is accused of getting a fellow teacher (Ice Cube) fired, and is challenged to a fight after the school day ends in this comedy directed by Richie Keen. Rating: R (for language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug material) Genre: Comedy Runtime: 91 minutes

Split While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him - as well as everyone around him - as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language) Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense Runtime: 116 minutes

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