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The Coastline May 24, 2012

Volume 22 Issue 20

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Navy Announces New Uniform Components, Regulations Page 2

Remembering the Battle of Midway Page 6

Discover Puerto Sherry Page 11

Fair Winds and Following Seas S a i l o r i n t h e S p o t l i g h t LSCM(SW/AW) Cezar Batac Page 19

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Remember All Those Who Have Served Before Us Team Rota, Yesterday I had the honor of participating in Naval Station Rota’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Memorial Day is always a bittersweet time of the year for me: It’s a time that I’m proud of all who are currently wearing our nation’s uniform on this great Naval Station and around the world, but it’s also a time where I remember all of America’s heroes who have “… gone before us to defend freedom and democracy around the world.” I know many of you have heard this before, but it CMDCM (SW.AW/SS) David Twiford doesn’t mean we don’t need the reminder: Please be sure you plan and take some time this weekend to remember our veterans. If you don’t already do something every year on Memorial Day, this could be a great time to start a tradition of honor and respect for you, your friends and/or your family. This year is also the bicentennial of the War of 1812. This week, 200 years ago, our very young country’s leaders were facing and making tough decisions – whether or not to go to war. In less than three weeks, the United States of America would officially proclaim war on Great Britain. Although we had fought battles before, like the Battle of Tippecanoe that had happened only a few months earlier, this was the first time we declared war on another nation. The War of 1812 lasted for three years. I encourage all of you to go online and check out www. They have a fantastic interactive timeline of the war and many great articles and videos. Two-hundred years ago we declared our first war, and 70 years ago we were in the throes of World War II. June 4 – 7 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Seventy years ago this week Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, wrote Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations, “We are actively preparing to greet our expected visitors with the kind of receptions they deserve.” Midway, of course, was the turning point of World War II for the United States. Only six months after Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of Coral Sea, the Imperial Japanese navy was planning to set a trap and surprise attack against U.S. forces at Midway atoll. U.S. code breakers intercepted Japanese messages and were



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able to prepare a surprise counter attack. Our counter attack caused severe, irrecoverable damage to the Imperial Japanese navy and is still considered by many to be the most decisive victory U.S. Navy history. The Naval History and Heritage Command has a great Web site with many interesting articles, photos and videos about the Battle of Midway, For our 70th Anniversary of Midway we’re planning a wreath-laying ceremony, a history brief and a free showing of the movie Midway at the theater. Stay tuned to follow-on Plan of the Week notes and quarters for more information. So, again, as you go about your long weekend this Memorial Day, please stop to remember all those who have served before us. Be safe and have a good plan. Happy Memorial Day. HOOYAH! CMC

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Discover Puerto Sherry Page 11

Fair Winds and Following Seas S a i l o r i n t h e S p o t l i g h t LSCM(SW/AW) Cezar Batac Page 19

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Navy Announces New Uniform Components, Regulations From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- NAVADMIN 164/12, released Friday, announced the chief of naval operations' (CNO) approval of a number of changes to uniforms and uniform wear policy. "These uniform changes are the direct result of Sailor and leadership feedback," said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy. "Updating Navy uniforms is part of outfitting the 21st Century Sailor, ensuring our Sailors have practical uniforms they want and that represent our proud naval heritage while reflecting advances in clothing technology and design." An improved design of the male E1-E6 Service Dress Blue (SDB) Uniform, incorporating a side zipper on the jumper and a hidden center zipper on the trousers, is approved. The uniform is scheduled to begin distribution in October 2015, at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, and Fleet availability is expected by October 2018. Specific details regarding fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. The E1-E6 men's and women's Service Dress White (SDW) jumper approved design improvements include incorporating a side zipper, front and rear yoke, Navy blue piping on the flap, and sleeve cuffs with Navy blue piping and button fasteners. Introduction of the new E1-E6 SDW will begin October 2015, at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Fleet roll out will begin by October 2018. Specific details regarding Fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. The contemporary design for Service Dress Khaki (SDK) is approved for optional wear. Detailed guidance on the occasion for wear and Fleet availability will be announced in a future NAVADMIN. A number of changes to the Navy flight suit occasion and manner of wear are contained in the NAVADMIN, including changes to the approved colors for under-

shirts and aligning the manner of wear of the one-piece flight suit with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I. Among the changes to NWU policy approved in the NAVADMIN is the option to wear a nametape on the left shoulder pocket flap of the NWU Type I Parka, beginning July 17. These nametapes will be purchased at the Sailor's expense during the optional period. Nametapes will become mandatory Oct. 1, 2013. Sailors will receive a clothing replacement allowance to help purchase one additional nametape for the parka. Other changes to the NWU policy include the approval to wear as an optional item a nylon webbing rigger belt and NWU pattern foul weather Gore-Tex trousers. The optional rigger belt will be a one and three-fourth inch wide, one-piece adjustable nylon webbing, metal or plastic buckle. Belts worn by E-1 through E-6 personnel will be black, while belts worn by E-7 and above will be tan/khaki. Sailors will be able to buy the NWU pattern foul weather Gore-Tex trousers for wear during inclement weather to and from home and work. Personally purchased trousers will not be worn to perform official or assigned duties. The trousers will be available for purchase at selected Navy Exchange Uniform Centers, online and 1-800 call centers beginning Oct. 1. The NAVADMIN includes a list of additional commands authorized to wear the NWU Type III (Woodland) for daily and deployment and deployment training wear, as well as further guidance on approval authority for the wear of this uniform. Fleet Commanders (USFF and PACFLT) will now be the authorizing authority for wear of the NWU Type III for deployment and pre-deployment work up/training. When not in a deployment or predeployment training status, personnel will wear the NWU Type I or service uniform as appropriate. In June 2013, an optional redesigned khaki maternity

blouse with adjustable waist tabs and slightly shorter length will be available in regular and long sizes. The blouse will become a mandatory, as needed, item in 2015. The NAVADMIN also approved several insignia and badge additions and changes including standardizing the design and reducing the number of Navy Security Forces Identification badges from eight to three badges: U.S. Navy Security Forces, U.S. Navy Corrections Specialist and U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms. A Strategic Sealift Officer Warfare Insignia (SSOWI) for wear by officers who have successfully completed the qualification requirements will be available May 2013. The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) identification badge is authorized to be worn by officers and enlisted assigned to USCYBERCOM beginning July 17. Also beginning July 17, the Marine Corps Combatant Diver (MCD) breast insignia is authorized for wear on Navy uniforms by Sailors who successfully meet all qualification requirements stipulated in MILPERSMAN article 1220-101, (U.S. Marine Corps Marine Combatant Diver Breast Insignia and Designation). Illustrations of the new uniform items and insignia, as well as instructions on how to submit uniform changes to the Uniform Board, can be found on the Navy Uniform Matters Office Web site at http://www. default2.aspx. For complete information on the approved uniform policy changes read NAVADMIN 164/12 at www.npc. For more information, visit, www., or For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit


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Stricter Process on Replacing Lost I.D. Cards

By: MCC(SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter

Naval Station Rota Americans lost approximately 200 military identification (ID) cards in the last 18 months, according to a recent report from Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Rota, Spain, which accompanied a new instruction enforcing more strict requirements to replace lost or stolen IDs. PSD’s new policy, PERSUPP Det. Rota Spain Instruction, 1170.1, was released May 11. It was created in collaboration with base leadership, legal and input from tenant commands and national support elements in Spain, Portugal and Lisbon. "Remember, every lost ID card can possibly open

our gates to terrorists or set up our service/family members to have their identities stolen,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Klapiszewski, PSD Det. Rota officer in charge. “An ID card should be considered a sensitive, important item and safeguarded as such." Fifty-four percent of the lost ID cards were from E-5 and below service members and 25 percent were from family members, according to PSD. The new instruction, delineates the steps required to replace lost or stolen IDs, including providing a copy of a voluntary statement from security confirming the ID as lost and a memorandum to be completed

Complying With New Spanish Law When Hiring Domestic Help

By: Deanne Acree, Naval Station Rota, Spain Legal Assistance

A new law hitting the streets of Spain, and possibly your home, June 1 will require those who employ Spanish nationals as domestic help to register and pay social security taxes to the Spanish government. Whether it is part time, full time, on or off base – if you are thinking about hiring a nanny, gardener or housekeeper you need to take steps to ensure you adhere to Spanish regulations. In accordance with Spanish regulations on domestic services, as of June 1, anyone wishing to employ domestic helpers must register with the Spanish Social Security System (Seguridad Social). Proof of registration will be required to obtain base access for the individual. "Not only is it the law but it is also the right thing to do,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jared Edgar, Naval Station Rota, Spain staff judge advocate. “It entitles the employee to full medical assistance, retirement pay, physical disability pay and sick leave. You should understand that Spanish law does not allow you and your employee to contract for services without registering. Failure to register will result in substantial fines. Following the steps to comply with Spanish labor and Social Security laws will save you from creating a financial mess for you and your employee.” You will need to register your domestic

help with the Spanish Social Security Office located in El Puerto de Santa Maria prior to the employee beginning work. Once you have registered, you will be required to pay a percentage of the monthly salary to the Social Security Office. These deductions will be taken electronically from your Spanish bank account. Make sure you have all your forms filled out when going to the office. You can visit the Social Security System Web site to print out the required forms before you go to the office in El Puerto de Santa María. Then, when the time comes to terminate the contract, you will need to notify the Social Security office within six days after the contract is terminated in order to stop the withdrawals from your bank account. You also have the option to take your paperwork to any of the local Gestoria. For a fee of roughly 50 euros, they submit your application to the Spanish Social Security Office and complete the process for you. While individuals are encouraged to work directly with the Social security office, the Gestoria provides another route for ensuring your adherence to Spanish law. Anyone who currently employs domestic help, or who is considering it, is encouraged to call the Security Department at 727-3247 for assistance.

at PSD, both of which are required for uniformed and family members. In addition, service members E-5 and below, must bring a copy of a special request chit signed by their chain of command approving them for a new ID. Anyone requiring a replacement ID will need a current photo ID and secondary forms of identification. Appointments are required for ID replacement. Members can schedule appoints Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. See the instruction for complete replacement ID requirements.


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Just after midnight on June 4, Admiral Nimitz, based on patrol plane reports, advised Task Forces 16 and 17 of the course and speed of the Japanese "main body," also noting their distance of 574 miles from Midway. Shortly after dawn, a patrol plane spotted two Japanese carriers and their escorts, reporting "Many planes heading Midway from 320 degrees distant 150 miles!" The first attack on June 4, however, took place when the four night-flying PBYs attacked the Japanese transports northwest of Midway with one PBY torpedoing fleet tanker Akebono Maru. Later that morning, at roughly 6:30 a.m., Aichi D3A (Val) carrier bombers and Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo planes, supported by numerous fighters (Zekes), bombed Midway Island installations. Although defending U.S. Marine Corps Brewster F2 A (Buffalo) and Grumman F4F (Wildcat) fighters suffered disastrous



losses, losing 17 of 26 aloft, the Japanese only inflicted slight damage to the facilities on Midway. Motor Torpedo Boat PT-25 was also damaged by strafing in Midway lagoon. Over the next two hours, Japanese Zekes on Combat Air Patrol (CAP) and antiaircraft fire from the Japanese fleet annihilated the repeated attacks by the American aircraft from Marine Corps Douglas SBD (Dauntless) and Vought SB2U (Vindicator) scout bombers from VMSB-241, Navy Grumman TBF ("Avenger") torpedo bombers from VT-8 detachment, and U. S. Army Air Force torpedo-carrying Martin B-26 ("Marauder") bombers sent out to attack the Japanese carriers. Army Air Force "Flying Fortresses" likewise bombed the Japanese carrier force without success, although without losses to themselves. Between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Douglas TBD (Devastator) torpedo bombers from VT 3, VT-6, and VT-8 on the three American carriers attacked the Japanese carriers. Although nearly wiped out by the defending Japanese fighters and antiaircraft fire, they drew off enemy fighters, leaving the skies open for dive bombers from Enterprise and Yorktown. VB-6 and VS-6 "Dauntlesses" from Enterprise bombed and fatally damaged carriers Kaga and Akagi, while VB-3 (Dauntlesses) from Yorktown bombed and wrecked carrier Soryu. American submarine Nautilus (SS-168) then fired torpedoes at the burning Kaga but her torpedoes did not explode. At 11 a.m., the one Japanese carrier that escaped destruction that morning, Hiryu, launched "Val" dive bombers that temporarily disabled Yorktown around noon. Three and a half hours later, Hiryu's "Kate" torpedo planes struck a second blow, forcing Yorktown's abandonment. In return, Dauntlesses from Enterprise mortally damaged Hiryu in a strike around 5 p.m. that afternoon. The destruction of the Carrier Strike Force compelled Admiral Yamamoto to abandon his Midway invasion plans, and the Japanese Fleet began to retire westward. The Navy will celebrate this epic battle across the Fleet June 3, 2011. Follow the history of the Battle of Midway in the next edition of the Coastline.



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

Spanish for Beginners

Today, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our 17- hour Spanish Course for beginners. This beginner's course is simple and fun. These lessons are useful, easy and interesting. This course will take you from speaking no Spanish at all to being able to fulfill basic communication needs. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

Résumé Review

Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or e-mail your résumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 for more details.

Saving & Investing

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

Federal Résumé

Tuesday, 1 - 2 p.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to HRO and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal résume'. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Sign, Song & Stories

Today – June 6, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Class meets every Wednesday for eight weeks at EDIS Bldg. in Las Palmeras Housing. Early Development & Intervention Services (EDIS) and The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program of FFSC are teaming up to offer a new, free interactive class promoting pre-literacy skill development using a nurturing parenting philosophy. Each session will include sign language instruction, storytime and singing for children 9 months–3 years old. Classes will be progressive, so please plan to attend all eight sessions unless arranged with instructor. All class materials are provided free of charge at the first session.

Smooth Move

Today, 9 - 11 a.m. Have orders? Getting ready to PCS? Then you should be signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth PCS, you might get some new and useful information about the PCS process, as well as information about your new duty station. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.

Memorial Day Field Trip: Walking Tour in Arcos de la Frontera

Monday, 8:45 a.m-3 p.m. To celebrate Memorial Day, join us on this family trip to the old town of Arcos de la Frontera. One of Andalucia's most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white villages), Arcos balances atop a rocky limestone ridge. We will be walking through downtown and exploring the main monuments, shopping district and the fresh produce market. Call 727- 3232 for more details and to sign up. Seats are limited!

Are you Worrying Too Much? • • • •

Put your worries in writing to clarify what you’re thinking. Make sure you know what you’re worried about. Don’t worry about things you can’t control. Get as much information as possible.

Why Some People Worry Too Much

• It may be easier to worry than to act. • Worrying about global issues may be a way of avoiding personal concerns. • Worrying may be a way of staying in control – a way to prepare and not be surprised. • It may be more tolerable to worry than to get mad. If you feel that your worrying is more than you can handle or it is affecting your life on many levels, don’t hesitate to call the FFSC counselors. Counseling services are free and are not entered into your service record, and they do not 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.

NMCRS Closures


The NMCRS main office close at 2 p.m. on Friday and be will be closed all day Monday for Memorial Day. The Thrift Shop will be closed on Monday as well.



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Community News Teen Summer Hire Job Fair

Teens between 14 and 18 are invited to the Teen Summer Hire Job Fair May 31, 6 - 8 p.m. at the DGF multi-purpose room. Employers will be on site advertising job openings and holding interviews. Bring a current copy of your resumé and a completed application. Applications are available at the Youth Center and the Fleet and Family Readiness Office. Contact Tiffany Seelbach at 727-4721 for more information.

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, post-partum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits including 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. For more information, call 727-2921.

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.

Embry-Riddle Registration

Registration is now open for upcoming Embry-Riddle classes which begin Monday. Classes include Power Plant Theory and Applications, Aircraft Propulsion Systems and Applications, Aviation Law and Principles of Supply Chain Management - Eagle Vision Classroom. To request a syllabus call 727- 2984 or e-mail

Navy College Graduation

The Rota Navy College Office will be holding its annual graduation and recognition ceremony June 22. This ceremony is open to all adult members of the Rota community who have been or will be awarded a degree from an accredited institution between Aug. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012. If you are interested in participating, contact the Navy College at 727- 2785/2798 or e-mail


The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 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 727-1614 to make an appointment today. For more information, contact the NMCRS at 727-1614.

Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now

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

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.

OU Offers Master in 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.

UMUC Summer Session

Summer session class registration has started and will continue through June 3 for onsite classes and June 10 for online classes. Class dates are June 4 - July 29 for onsite and June 11 - Aug. 5 for online classes

New Student Scholarship

UMUC is offering a $700 New Student Scholarship for the summer session only. Applicants must enroll as a new student, complete and submit the 2011-12 FAFSA, enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours and apply for the scholarship after submitting the FAFSA form.

UMUC Textbooks

UMUC textbooks are 25 percent off through today when ordered through the UMUC European Campus Webtext account. UMUC is also offering a $150 textbook scholarship for family members of active duty personnel. Look for our summer onsite class schedule, around base. The online schedule at or stop by the UMUC office in building 3293. If you have questions please contact the Rota UMUC office at 727-2917 or 956-82-2917. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DGF Announcements

Friday – DGF Elementary School field day takes place from 8:55 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday - Early release day at 1:30 pm Monday- No school in observance of Memorial Day




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God is Great, God is Good All of the Time Perhaps you are familiar with these words, I first learned them as a common table prayer: "God is great, God is good, let us thank him for this food." As a child, of course, it always had bothered me that "good" and "food" don't rhyme. (Although, now that I have travelled to Ireland, I realized that they rhyme quite well if spoken in a thick Irish accent...) But now as a pastor, I am struck by the amazing depth of those few words. God is good - morally perfect, supernaturally Chaplain Stephen Fisher kind, a truly loving friend. And he is great - powerful, awesome, perfectly just, and to be feared as a righteous judge. "Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God" (Romans 11:22). How do these things work together? I cannot say I completely understand, but a discussion I had once helped me put it into perspective. Some years ago I


was discussing leadership principles with some junior Marine officers at Parris Island. One asked, "What is more important, that my men fear me or love me?" My thoughts quickly turned toward our relationship with God, and thus I responded by asking, "Which is more important, that we love God or fear him?" His question, and the surrounding discussion, made me realize just how symbiotic, how related, these two concepts are. Listening in on the conversation, I heard these junior officers relate that a Marine officer whose men do not fear or respect him will find that any love his men have for him is quite shallow and empty. His men may follow him, but more out of pity than confidence. Likewise, an officer whose men find no love of him will find their fear of him equally shallow. His severity may inspire absolute fear and dread and may terrorize his troops to follow him, but out of dread, again, not out of dedication or confidence, and such troops are less likely to persevere when the times are rough.

How analogous to what we are invited to discover about the living God. He is great, and thus to be feared, and he is good, and thus to be loved. May we follow him with such a devotion. Christians, in particular, find in Jesus Christ one who tenderly invites us, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:28) - while this is the same Christ who has "a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty" (Revelations 19:15). May we learn, embrace, and continue to know our truly glorious and loving God. And as we do so, may we also follow his example, balancing justice and mercy, sternness and kindness, discipline and delight, in all those we are likewise called to love and serve. If you would like to speak with a chaplain for any reason, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

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Call 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events. Who is God? Join a small group to study the answer to the biggest question of all: Who is God? In this dynamic, video-driven, smallgroup experience, Francis Chan distills the nature of God into biblical, foundational truths every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the NAVSTA Rota Chapel Fellowship Hall. The study begins with a meal, followed with a discussion from 7 - 8 p.m. Amos Bible Study A Bible study on Amos meets Wednesday, 6 p.m. at the Chapel Fellowship Hall.



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Puerto Sherry



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Puerto Sherry, the Jewel of the Bahia de Cadiz Story and Photos By MC1(SW) Paul Cage


onstruction started at the end of the ‘80s while Spain was drunk with hysteria as a new, fledgling democracy. The project was perhaps a bit ahead of its time. Puerto Sherry was to be the Puerto Banus of the Costa de Luz. But the economic crisis of the '90s propelled its economic unfeasibility and later its bankruptcy. In 2008, the new owners of the Marina Puerto Sherry Corporation Concessionary of Puerto Sherry were able to get through red tape and the bankruptcy, meaning new investments and renovations. The long-term project is the complete development of the Puerto Sherry complex; enlarging the port to accommodate 1,000 moorings, an underground parking lot for 750 cars and finishing the Pueblo Marinero. But enough of the past and the future, let's talk about the here and now. If you want to get away from Rota, Valencia, Madrid, Lisbon, or Moron for a weekend, then you might want to check out Puerto Sherry. The area is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It offers one of the best spots in Europe for sailing and all types of nautical sports. If you like sailing, the 842-slip marina offers other services such as sailing schools, diving and kayaking. The four-star Hotel Puerto Sherry is a great place to stay and eat. Its three restaurants, bars, terraces and night club are a nice treat for anyone looking to get away for a weekend or start your weekend

on a Friday evening. If you feel like pampering yourself, it also has a beauty center with hairdressers and massages. The surrounding 37 acres offer many activities, promoting nautical activity: construction of a High Yield Center for elite athletes, sailing races organized by the Club de Mar and multiple sport activities promoted by other federations. If you want to get a group of friends together and party like Jay-Z, then head to the marina charter a boat and enjoy the Costa de Luz in the summer. But Puerto Sherry is more than yachting. It is a great place for dining or enjoying a drink, too. Along the Bay of Cadiz, there are restaurants that offer spectacular views of the ancient city of Cadiz. Take your family, guests or friends and enjoy an afternoon at the restaurants and then stroll down to one of the lounges or cafes and enjoy a drink while watching the boats go by as the sun sets over the ocean and Cadiz. If you want to make a day at the beach, you can do that, too. And while you are there, go explore the abandoned ruins of a 1,000-year-old Moorish fort. Yes, Puerto Sherry is a place to get at away from Rota. And while it is no Puerto Banus or Marbella, it does have the charm to make you feel like a million bucks. And while there is much decay from the dream that was to be, the New Puerto Sherry that will come about will be magnificent.




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Understanding Utility Billing By CE1 (EXW) Travis Harvey, Public Works

Utility companies want us to use energy in a predictable way – in a way that makes it easier for them to guarantee they can provide the energy we want. When we call for more energy than they can easily provide, they are usually able to deliver, but the cost can be very high for the last little bit that gets everyone through a cold snap in the winter or a heat wave in the summer. The utility company may need to start up inefficient and dirty generators for awhile, purchase from another utility provider or pay some customers to use less until the shortage is over. That’s why utility bills can be complicated. In the past, home electric and natural gas bills were relatively straight forward in many areas, with a customer service charge plus a charge for energy consumed at a single rate per unit of energy. Now more and more home accounts are charged in a similar fashion to the way commercial accounts have been charged for years, in a way that rewards using energy at a steady rate, and using energy at night when the overall demand is low. There are three main ways utilities encourage stable energy use through rates: 1) Time-of-use rates are different rates for different times of day. Higher, “onpeak,” rates encourage us to use less on weekdays during the day when people are using the most energy. Your utility company will set “on-peak” and “off-peak” times based on typical energy use patterns in your area.

2) Demand charges are charges based on your single highest peak use during the billing period. These charges encourage us to try to fit periodic high energy consuming processes into lower energy use periods. Most Navy bases pay demand charges, and they can be substantial in high electric rate areas. Some utility companies are so serious about encouraging us to limit our highest use that they charge for the highest demand on the system for an entire year. Demand charges can also be called transportation charges, and are starting to show up on natural gas bills as well as electricity bills. These charges help the utility have confidence that the capacity of their transmission lines will be adequate to deliver the required energy to customers. 3) Tiered rates use one rate for the first so many kilowatt-hours used during the billing period, then a higher rate for the next so many kilowatt-hours used, and so on. Tiered rates require us to pay more for what we use that’s above a basic minimum allotment of energy, and, again, encourage us to try to stay within an energy budget. Understanding how utility companies bill for their services can help us all make wise choices regarding our energy use, both at work and at home. If you have any questions or need information on conserving energy, contact your base energy manager at 727-2603 or call the energy hotline at 727-1797.

Maj. Matthew Fehrman promoted to Lt. Col. Congratulations to Lt. Col Matthew Fehrman, of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, on his promotion April 24. Lieutenant Col. Fehrman was joined by his spouse Elizabeth, children Abigail, Adam, Ada, Annalise, and his father, Steven Fehrman, Maj. (Ret) United States Army for his promotion ceremony.

Navy Lodges Can Relieve Stress During PCS Move

By NEXCOM Public Affairs

Navy Lodges are perfect for military families traveling on permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Navy Lodges reduce the stress of a PCS move with family suites featuring a living room, fully equipped kitchen, one and two bedrooms, with a queen-sized bed and single beds, to accommodate families transitioning to a new duty station. Navy Lodges offer a value up to 45 percent less than comparable civilian hotels. There are currently 40 Navy Lodge locations around the world. “Families on PCS orders will find safe and comfortable first-class lodging with all the amenities you need for a longer stay,” said,NL Manager Luis Bernal, Navy Lodge Rota Spain. “The rooms are set up with kitchen amenities, microwave and refrigerator. This allows families to save money by cooking and eating in their room rather than going out to eat for every meal. As an added benefit, Navy Lodges offer a free breakfast for its guests each morning. Also, my staff will provide great guest service as well as information on the local area.” Every Navy Lodge guest room offers

cable TV with DVD player, internet access and direct-dial telephone service. Navy Lodges also offer guests housekeeping service, vending machines, DVD rental service and laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. Free local calls, free in-room coffee and newspapers and convenient parking are also available. “I encourage you to stay at Navy Lodge Rota during your next PCS move,” said Luis Bernal. “Most Navy Lodges also accept cats and dogs up to 50 pounds. This is a great benefit for those families that are moving because it keeps everyone together in one place. I encourage you to check with your Navy Lodge for specific information if you are bringing your pet with you to the Navy Lodge.” To make reservations for your PCS move at any Navy lodging facilities or to receive a Navy Lodge directory, call 1-800-NAVY-INN, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online at Reservations are accepted on an as-received basis without regard to rank.




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Sevilla, bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets 6.50 euros

Big Band Jazz Festival, music of the '20s, '30s and '40s, Friday, 8:30 p.m., Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Castle), Alameda Vieja, 6 euros at the entrance

Tapa Route, until 24 June, Sanlucar, 28 establishments participating, one tapa and one glass of Manzanilla = 2.50 euro, at the bar, pick up a map in Bldg. 1

Lenny Kravitz in concert, Sunday, Coliseo Atarfe, Granada

Gonzalez Byass Bodega – Jerez de la Frontera Monday - Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6:30 p.m., tickets 11 euros

Bruce Springsteen in concert, June 17, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.

Sandeman Bodega – Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Sevilla, Reales Alcazares (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, Monday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets 7.50 euros 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., 956-85-3960 Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets 5 euros (children) and 10 euros (adults), 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 euros, 956-31-8008, or River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park," Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, guided tour, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m., tickets; adults 16.50 euros, children 8.20 euros. 956-36-3813 or Castillo de Luna, Rota, weekend guided tours at 1 and 5 p.m., request tickets in advance at the tourism office, Calle Cuna, 2 Sanlucar Flea Market, Calle Ramon y Cajal, Sundays holidays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Upcoming Festivals Feria de Primavera, Puerto Real, June 1 - 6

Sports Hipodrome Costa del Sol, Mijas (Horse Races), 8:30 – 10 p.m., summer season: June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, Aug. 3, 10, 17, admission 5 euros, 17 and under free, tickets at El Corte Ingles



Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, 95633-8334

Handcrafts display by Sisters of Belen, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., La Cartuja Monastery, Jerez de la Frontera

Flamenco show, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo," Calle San Miguel, 5, tickets 12 euros, 653-07-1099

Barbadillo Bodega – Sanlucar Tuesday – Saturdays at 11 a.m., tickets 3 euros



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Fair Winds and Following Seas LSCM(SW/AW) Cezar Batac Story and Photos by MCC(SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter

For 26 years Logistics Specialist Master Chief Cezar Batac served his country with honor, courage and commitment. On May 18, Batac held his retirement ceremony at the Naval Station Chapel, where those who served with him in the past joined him and his family, colleagues and friends in commemorating the time he has served and sacrificed for his country. The guest speaker for the retirement was the Capt. Ted Digges, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic force supply officer. He spoke of the impact of Batac's leadership upon himself and the

rest of the crew of USS Frank Cable (AS 40) where they served together, leading the ship's supply department. In his speech, Batac, humbly thanked his family and all the Sailors that he has served with for their support. LSCM Batac's assignments include: Recruit Training Command, San Diego, Calif. AK A-school NTTC, Meridian, Miss. USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67), Norfolk, Va. NAWS Pt. Mugu, Oxnard, Calif. HELSUPPRON 5, Guam COMPATWING 1, Kami Seya, Japan BUPERS, Millington, Tenn.

USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Guam USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Everett, Wash. Afloat Training Group, San Diego, Calif.

EODMU8, Sigonella, Italy EODMU8, Rota, Spain The active duty chiefs salute you. Your retired chiefs welcome you. Fair winds and following seas Master Chief.


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Patti Rzeznik and John Jayo, DGF Elementary School teachers

Sixth grade students at David G. Farragut Elementary School aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain bought their learning to life by holding a Medieval Fair. Each student was tasked with finding information about anybody or anything from the Middle Ages. They had to create a poster and a costume to go with what they selected. Hailey Gruetter, a 6th grade student in John Jayo’s class, selected a torturer. She researched and found out that the torturer could torture anyone that didn’t follow the rules at that time and that the torturing was done in secret. Nadya Sterling, a 6th grade student, selected Lady of the Manor. In her research, she learned that the Lady watches the manor while her husband is away, ensures the servants don’t steal anything and is in charge of parties and making sure the right people are invited. The Medieval Fair also included many others, such as the king, an alchemist, Marco Polo, knights, and market workers.  The 6th graders invited students from all the other grades to come and visit their fair and hear and learn all about the Middle Ages.  The students also put on a Renaissance Fair.  The Renaissance Fair was run the same as the Medieval Fair and covered the same  time period, but this time the students focused on Florence, Italy and how it became the cultural center for the arts. They also had the option of choosing an explorer from that time period.   Visiting students had more hands-on activities to participate in, in this event as they filled out application forms, took photos behind large cardboard cutouts and received items from the vendors after paying for them such as miniature paintings and crystals. These two events were both fun and educational.

Arianna Reese, 3rd grade student, poses behind the Queen cut-out during fair.

Interactive Theatre Company Patti Rzeznik and John Jayo, DGF Elementary School teachers

The Face 2 Face Interactive Theatre Company from Madrid performed “Robin Hood” for 2nd - 6th graders of David G. Farragut Elementary School in the school’s multi-purpose room. The Face 2 Face Interactive Theatre Company travels around Spain performing their plays at elementary and high schools. The actors randomly selected six students from the audience and had them play characters in the play. The

kids said they really enjoyed the play. The visiting actors told Maria Camacho, DGF elementary culture teacher and the coordinator of the event, that it was their first interaction with American kids since they began this school year’s tour. They said that they found the experience to be challenging and different. After the play was over, the visiting actors answered questions from the audience and then thanked them for allowing them to come and visit their school.

Student actors, Morgan Truemper as Maid Marion, Campbell Lamb as the Executioner disguised as a fortune teller, Dallas Yarnal as Friar Tuck, and Savannah Matteson as the King's guard.

Hailey Gruetter portrays a torturer from the Middle ages Photo by Dana Dufka.



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Sailor in the Spotlight

HM1 Brenda Kimble Story and Photo By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston A native of Saint Paul, Minn., Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Brenda Kimble enlisted in the Navy in 2002. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., she reported to Hospital Corpsman A-school. Once her training was complete, she reported to Naval Health Care New England, R.I. She reported to United States Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, June 2011. Here, Kimble serves as the leading petty officer for the hospital’s laboratory department. Kimble said getting her degree and several national and state certifications are her biggest accomplishments. She is five college classes away from completing a pre-med degree. “May you be guided by the winds, and your life noted by the presence that you maintained, for your touch will remain an everlasting memory. Aim to be exemplary in all that you do, and for this priceless act, you will bring guidance to many.”


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Culinary News from Arcos Gardens World-class chef, Marco Morgenthaler, continuously seeks to surprise and renovate his offerings. One way to give diners the opportunity to sample his creations is through a taster’s m e n u that he By Karen Lucas, Coastline Publisher changes every 10 days. Now, the emphasis is on spring produce; light and full of color, pleasing your palate with every bite: a cream, an incomparable salad, fish and a refreshing sorbet to prepare your taste buds to enjoy the most delicious meats. To finish it off, a dessert that will delight your sweet tooth. All of this in their beautiful dining room, full of light from high windows looking out over the golf course sprinkled with magnificent olive trees or on their pleasant terrace, make a superb dining experience. Some may remember that I commented on my experience at their Club House restaurant a couple of months ago. The setting is very pleasant, the service is excellent and the dishes are beautifully presented, original and delicious: dining at its best. In addition to the taster’s menu, the restaurant at Arcos Gardens offers Culinary Events. Coming up June 1 through the 10 are the Culinary Days dedicated to the renowned long stem strawberry from Puerto Serrano, carefully grown in the gardens of Arcos de la Frontera. The particularly juicy



and scented flavor as well as the high fiber content of the long stem strawberry makes it one of the most valued fruits of the area. This culinary event offers you the opportunity to enjoy this delicacy in a variety of imaginative ways. Arcos Gardens has an exclusive offer for base personnel of 96 euros per night that is valid through the 30th of this month, so you still have time to take advantage of it. As you know, it is a haven for golfers, but you don’t have to be one to enjoy a stay. Their hotel is a 300-yearold converted “cortijo” that is full of charm, and their villas and townhouses are wonderful for families or groups of friends. At Arcos Gardens you can also play tennis, paddle tennis or basketball, and there is a complete outdoor playground for the kids. This Memorial Day weekend is a good time to escape to nearby Arcos Gardens for a day or an overnight. It’s a chance to try this excellent restaurant, practice your favorite sport or just relax in their day spa. Additional package deals can be found on their web page. They offer a wellness package, Sports Package, Culinary Package and Golf Classes Package. Go to www.arcosgardens. com and click on 'book online' and you can see rooms, packages and services. For more information or reservations, call 956-70-4131 or contact recepcion@ .  Restaurante Al Lago This great restaurant in Zarahara de la

Sierra has a Memorial Day Lunch special for just 24 euros per person. If you have yet to try this place, this is an opportunity to do so. They serve wonderful, original food in a spectacular setting. Also, starting tomorrow and running through the May 29, they are having their Indian Feast weekend, so if you like good Indian food this is the place to go. One of the owners is of Indian heritage, so it is authentic. You can find out more about upcoming events and specials at Facedent This is a new concept of a dental clinic, since it involves dental and facial cosmetics. It is run by health professionals. Here they do dental bleaching, porcelain fronts and other dental cosmetic procedures as well as botox, mesotherapy, peelings etc. You can learn more at or stop by the clinic at Avda. de la Marina 29 in Rota and see what they can do for you. Mesón Crisana This newly opened restaurant is run by experienced French chef, Christopher Jean Luc Rey. This explains the different flair of his dishes. He has many signature dishes such as duck Margret with Tintilla wine, his own homemade foie, tuna pave, shrimp delights with cheese and canutillos of ham and cheese, to name a few. His offerings vary from week to week and he has a daily special so there is always something exciting to try. Mesón Crisana is located on the typical walking street

Mina in downtown Rota. Give it a try. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an e-mail to Karen@ or give me a call at 607-564132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.

A photo of the Club House Dinning Room at Arcos Gardens.



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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Friday prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for non-commercial goods. E-mail submission to or fax to 727-1021. 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.






2006 BMW 318i E90: Euro specs, all annual inspections performed by authorized BMW dealership and logged in maint. book, one owner, ITV passed in April, 11,600 euros. Call Julian, 727-1082 or 686-28-2997. 2004 VOLVO S40: Spanish Specs, AM/ FM, CD (Single Disc), ITV-2013, runs great, A/C, anti-lock brakes, front dual side airbags, power locks, power mirrors, power steering, power windows, asking 1,900 euros. Call 727-4979, cell : 696928975.



CRAFTSMAN ROLLAWAY TOOL CHEST: 15 drawer tool chest w/ Pneumatic wheels in good condition, asking 200 euros, OBO. Call Michael at 667-78-5289.

L E AV E D O N O R P R O G R A M Tara Lopez of the Human Resources Office (HRO) has been approved as a leave recipient in the Voluntary Leave Donor Program. If you are interested in donating leave to her, please contact Juana Perez (ext.1648) in HRO. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms.








HOUSES AND APARTMENTS: Sea views, pools and yards, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bdrm in Rota, Costa Ballena, Chipiona, Puerto Sta. Maria and Sanlúcar, w/pools and yards. No rental fees to Americans. Call Antonio at 685-204466, or PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Cleaning and maintenance, key handling, access to UK rental bookings. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.









APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, underground parking, rooftop terrace, three-minute walk to

marina and beach, furn optional, 1,200 euros/mo negotiable. Free Internet and cable, English-speaking landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.



APARTMENT IN LAS REDES: 130m2, built, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg lvg rm, covered laundry area, ample terrace, comm. yard w/pool, 650 euros/mo. Ref. A-0838. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. ATTACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, fireplace, A/C, central gas, private parking, laundry rm, 800 euros/mo. Ref: A-1006. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. BEACH APARTMENT IN PUERTO: Unique location, first line Las Redes beach, 4 min. from Puerto base gate. Ample lvg/dng rm, 3 bdrm w/built in closets, 1 bath, A/C, heat w/individual pump units, U.S. style washer, fully equipped kitchen, telephone line, ADSL Internet. Uninterrupted view of the Cadiz Bay, 1,200 euros/mo., maint. fees, local and national telephone service and Internet included. Fully furn or unfurn. Call 62890-7856 or 956-48-1349. English spoken. BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT APARTMENT IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 1st row, 5 min. from gate, 2 bdrm, 1 full-bath, lvg-dng rm w/balcony, American style kitchen, vitro, oven, microwave, washing machine, thermostat heating(solar heat), TV w/ satellite connection, Internet, telephone, wind screens, lift, underground garage. American owned, tastefully furn, ready to live in, available now, 1,000 euros/mo. negotiable(utilities included), plus dep. Call Coco at 956-48-0973 or 699-79-4899 or Brigitte at 956-85-1396. Listed in BEAUTIFUL HOUSE OUTSIDE PUERTO GATE: American owned, 1 min to housing gate, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, walk-in closet, lvg-dng area w/fireplace, lrg kitchen, w/ pantry, laundry area, terrace enclosed w/ glass, sep. BBQ area w/water, private inside covered parking for 2 cars w/automatic

gate, central heat, A/C, window screens, AFN satellite. Call Michael 667-78-5290. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 5 bdrm, 4 bath, central heat, city gas, A/C, ample kitchen, enclosed laundry rm, finished basement, comm fees incl, 1,800 euros/mo. Ref. A-1067. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. CHALET IN VISTAHERMOSA: Beautiful 1,200 m2 lot, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, floor heat, lrg kitchen w/office, pool, enclosed garage, community, gardener and pool maint included, 2,500 euros/mo. Ref. A-1045. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 5 bdrm, 3 bath, lvg/dng area w/fireplace, kitchen and laundry area, A/C, heat, private parking, lrg yd, close to beach and base, 1,200 euros/mo. ,includes gardener. Listed in housing. Call Coco at 699-79-4899, English spoken. LOVELY AMPLE HOUSE ON LRG LOT 1,000m2 W/GUEST HOUSE: Main house has 3 ample bdrm w/built-in closets, 1 1/2 bath, lvg rm w/fireplace, 2 porches, lrg complete kitchen w/ pantry, laundry rm, parking for 3 cars. Guest house has mini kitchen, bath, lvng rm and bdrm. On Sanlucar Rd, 1,200 euros/mo. Call 645-94-5586. NEW DETACHED HOUSE CLOSE TO PUERTO GATE: 3 lrg bdrm, master bdrm has walk-in closet, 2 bath, wooden floors, beautiful covered patio, lrg kitchen, lrg lvg/dng area w/fireplace, AC/heat, solar heat, lrg back porch, driveway for 2 cars, lrg yard w/private pool. Asking 1,600 euros (gardener included). Contact Coco 699-79-4899, English Spoken. NEW DETACHED HOUSE 10 MINUTES FROM BASE: 3 lrg bdrm, master bdrm fits king size bed, 3 bath, huge American-style kitchen w/island, lvg-dng area, central A/C and heat, huge yard w/sprinkler system, private pool and driveway, 2,300 euros/mo, gardener and maint fees incl. Call Coco 699-79-4899. English spoken.

70 euros/day. Call 619-80-4339.






area, 2 bdrm. 2 bath, A/C, pool, 2 km from the beach. Call 629-52-1444


In residential area, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lvg/ dng rm, kitchen, laundry rm, terrace, furn, or unfurn. Call 666-49-0434.

TWO-STORY CHALET: Bodega-style on

a lrg, 1,000 m2 lot, 3 bdrm, master w/bath, fireplace and A/C, kitchen w/office, lvg/dng rm w/fireplace, bath, pool, outdoor dng area and garden house. Located 2 km from Costa Ballena toward Chipiona. Call 61736-4513 or e-mail

M I S C E L L A N E O U S 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, I.R.P.S. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.


someone to walk your dog? Experienced dog walker off base in Rota. Call Seth at 695-10-0348. References available.

GUITAR LESSONS: Classic, flamenco

and elementary guitar. Call Manolo for more info at 956-85-1455 or 666-87-4875.

EMPLOYMENT: Homecare provider

in the States for seven years, First Aid, CPR, Courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning lnvironment and health. Exc. ref, lots of experience w/children and the elderly, has transportation. Exc. spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.


or group, gear provided, Navy base discounts, complete beginner okay. I will meet you in Cadiz, Rota, or Puerto,


responsible, 36 yr. old Spanish woman w/lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/ or cleaning by the hour or monthly. Weekends or weekdays, flexible hours, immediately available and has exp. working on base, references avail. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677.

WORK WANTED: Has experience as security guard, and chauffeur, has B1 license, speaks English and Spanish. Call 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677.







BRIDGE GROUP: Anyone interested in joining a Bridge card group at NS Rota starting in June or July? Inquiries can be made to

E M P L O Y M E N T HRO: Education Aid, GS-1702-02/03/04,

Marketing and Public Affairs Asst., GS1001-05, Recreation Aid, GS-0189-03, Recreation Asst.(Liberty), GS-0189-05, Recreation Services Director, GS-1101-13, Secretary (O/A), GS-0318-08 (Office of CO). Customer service hours 8 a.m.4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info. MWR: CYP Program Assistant, Driver/ Cashier Pizza Villa, Aquatics Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Aquatics), Lifeguard (Pools) 2 positions and Teen Summer Hire. Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Family Member Status Form to MWR Personnel Office between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more info call 727-2596 or 727-3263. MWR COMMUNITY CLASSES: Want to start and run your own business? Do you have a hobby or skill that you believe others would pay for? Rota MWR Community Classes is a program that allows you to start and run your own onbase business while teaching others your skills, all with the backing of MWR. Call 727-1382 or e-mail communityclasses@ to find out more.



May 24, 2012


Rota shows its support for Real Betis

Rota received a small treat this past week as Real Betis, one of two premier division soccer teams that play in Sevilla, took the time to participate in an exhibition game against local team, Roteña. The game was a homeYuval Fleming coming for José AlSports Writer berto Cañas, who was born and raised in Rota and this past season became an integral part of Real Betis, which finished 13th in the final La Liga standings. The atmosphere at the Arturo Puntas Vela, which is Roteña’s home field, was jovial as soccer fans savored the opportunity to see big time soccer and hang out with fellow soccer aficionados, for just 5 euros. The first half of the game was a cagey affair as Roteña put up a good fight and went into halftime with their heads up high, having only conceded two goals. Betis played the first half with many bench players and a handful of regulars including Cañas who was well received during his homecoming. At age 24 Cañas has a bright future in Spanish soccer, and his constant running and effort on the field has made him a fan favorite across Spain. In the second half, Betis put out a very skilled team that included forwards Rubén Castro and Roque Sata Cruz, who between them scored 23 goals in La Liga this season. Their class showed as they


dominated the game helping Betis cruise to an 8 - 1 victory. Fans quickly forget the final score, though, instead only remembering the energy and class that Betis displayed in the second half. Betis and Castro in particular showed just how skilled and talented La Liga players are, and fans of all kinds appeared to thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the show. Betis played their last La Liga game on the May 13, after a draw against Barcelona 2 - 2. Their season will commence again in late August. However, to ensure players stay sharp and in shape during the off-season' teams will often play in exhibition games such as these. The game also builds good will and increases the fan base, and Betis will play other games throughout Andalucía. The team plans to travel to China to play against local clubs.

José Alberto. Cañas poses for a photo during an exhibition game in Rota

José Alberto. Cañas, who plays for Real Betis is a hometown favorite in Rota Rota.

Games of the Week

Friday *Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona 10 p.m. Sunday *China vs. Spain 10 p.m.

The Offsides Summer Sports Writing Contest: All youngsters (under the age of 18) are invited to submit their sports article to Offsides before June 30. Sports must be featured prominently in the article. The winning writer will be awarded a $100 Navy Exchange Gift Certificate and will possibly see their article published in The Coastline. Second place will receive a $25 gift certificate. E-mail your submissions to


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