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The Coastline Volume 23, Issue 18

May 9, 2013

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Know the Request Chit Policy Before Leaving Spain

By Morgan Over

NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Service members traveling outside the Kingdom of Spain must submit a special request chit to their chain of command before crossing the border. Travel to Gibraltar, Portugal and Andorra for a day-trip or a long weekend requires approval to ensure the service member is protected under the Status of Forces Agreement with neighboring countries, according to Commander, Naval Activities Spain (COMNAVACTS) Instruction 1050.1L. "Tourist travel to countries adjacent to Spain (Portugal, Gibraltar or Andorra) requires a valid U.S. Armed Forces I.D. card, passport and leave or liberty papers signed by the unit commander (or designated representative) approving the travel to the foreign country. Military personnel entering these countries without proper documentation have no official status and do not enjoy the protection offered by the Status of Forces Agreements between the U.S. and the various other countries in question," according to the instruction. If a service member is traveling to Gibraltar, Portugal or Andorra without prior approval from their chain of command and they involved in an incident leading to their arrest, a service member may not be covered by the Agreement on Defense Cooperation (ADC) between the United States and the Kingdom of Spain. "I think there was a misunderstanding of the policy," said Installation Anti-terrorism Officer Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Jason Rakowski. "It seems that there

was this misconception that the policy said that you didn’t need a chit as long as you stayed within the Iberian Peninsula. A lot of people are now discovering that is incorrect.” “It’s not a new policy for the Navy,” said Assistant Security Officer Jose Colon. “The policy is talking about, at a minimum, personnel must have an approved request chit from their Chain of Command authorizing travel to Gibraltar, Portugal or Andorra so they are covered under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Service members are also reminded that being on a Morale, Welfare and Recreation trip does not exclude them from having to complete the request chit. “People think they’re on the ITT trip so that they’re safe as far as they don’t need to provide the documentation that they would if they were going solo, which is incorrect. Regardless of whether you’re going with ITT or you’re going solo, the requirements are the same,” said Rakowski. As a COMNAVACT Spain policy, this policy applies to all service members assigned to Rota as well as the National Support Elements (NSE). "This is for all military personnel per COMNAVACTSPAIN 1050.1L," said Colon. "COMNAVACTS [Capt. Scott Kraverath] is also responsible for force protection of all military personnel across the Iberian peninsula. There are multiple National Support Elements (NSE). COMNAVACTS has force protection responsibility for all Department of Defense personnel. They all fall under his purview.” Service members assigned to the

NSEs must submit the Navy Personnel Form 1336/C or the branch specific form, before leaving the Kingdom of Spain. Members assigned to the NSE in Lisbon, Portugal, must submit the form in order to take leisure travel into the Kingdom of Spain, said Colon. “If something were to happen in another country, say they run into the law for some odd reason, they’re not protected under the SOFA agreement or agreements that we have with various host nations,” said Colon. “So instead of being treated as a military member you’re going to be treated under the law as a regular tourist. There are different kind of guidelines and protections whether you’re a civilian traveling or traveling as a military member.” There are certain protections offered to service members traveling under the SOFA vice a standard traveler. It is impor-

tant to ensure the form is completed prior to taking the trip, said Rakowski. Colon and Rakowski remind service members to speak with their chain of command and visit the Foreign Clearance Guide prior to traveling. There is also the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). “STEP is a free enrollment program offered on the State Department website,,” said Rakowski. “It provides you with information, registers you with the embassy, gets you all the points of contact there in case you have an issue, sends you alerts and updates like warnings and threats in that area. A lot of people don’t know about it.” For questions regarding the NAVPERS 1336/C form or Foreign Clearance Guide, visit the Security Office and speak with the Anti-terrorism Force Protection members.

Prior to taking a trip outside the Kingdom of Spain, to include Gibraltar, Portugal or Andorra, service members have an approved special request chit. (Photo by Morgan Over)

Child Development Care Changes Hourly Care Policy for Summer By Morgan Over NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs


Hourly care at the Child Development Center (CDC) can no longer be booked 30 days in advance effective May 1, according to CDC staff. “In the past they (parents) could call in and book 30 days out but with the unknown of Intercultural Relations (ICR) we cannot accommodate this in the summer,” said Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Director Renee Montandon. Montandon explained that ICR, offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center, takes place weekly in the summer and spots must be held for the children of ICR attendees. Hourly care is a space-available program designed to place kids into empty spots in a classroom. If a family with three children in CDC is out of town for one month,

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Montandon and her team can place hourly care children in those three empty spots. Rota’s hourly care limit is 25 hours per week. Parents may place their children in hourly care for a minimum of one hour per day but may not exceed 25 hours per week. Children are placed in the full-time classrooms where there are openings and if there are no openings, hourly care is not available for that age group. According to the Hourly Care Guidebook, hourly care is defined as “parents who have intermittent need for child care because of work schedules, doctor visits, personal illness, and illness within the family.” The Guidebook is based on accreditation standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).

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Hourly care can also be used for “all parents to tend to personal needs such as shopping … or having lunch with friends,” according to the uidebook. The guidebook also states, “hourly care is not intended to be offered full-time on a regular basis.” During the summer months, call the CDC 8:45 - 9 a.m. to register a child in hourly care the day of. “I will know by 9 a.m. if people will bring their kids in and then I’ll start plugging hourly kids in the empty spots,” said Montandon. “We try to give priority to parents with medical appointments but they’ll need to call the day of.” Montandon stressed that the CDC team will work with parents to try to place children but the summer and holidays present a challenge for hourly care due to the high number of children in the full-time programs.

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May 9, 2013

Military Spouse Appreciation Day The Coastline This week I would like to highlight the sacrifices of our military spouses. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart because I’m blessed and privileged to have a very supportive and devoted wife. Being in the military can put a tremendous strain on any relationship, especially marriage. It is important that we show our spouse how much we appreciate them on a daily basis, and not limit it to Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, originally titled Spouse Appreciation Day, was declared by presidential proclamation in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to recognize the commitment of the spouse and their support of the service member. CMDCM (SW/SS/AW) David Twiford It is traditionally celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day each year. Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a day to honor the husbands and wives who proudly serve beside their service member. As a pillar of strength in our families, they are vital to our individual successes and the overall readiness of the military. As evident in events such as the recent Navy College Graduate Recognition Ceremony, spouses play a major role in the success of our service members and dependents. Whether they provided support for an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, military spouses provide the backbone of support for our families. Moving to Rota presents unique challenges others may not encounter. A big change many encounter is the transition from a dual-income family to a single-income family. This is a challenge for anyone, but is particularly hard on the military spouse. As they move from job to job to support their active duty spouse, the military spouse often sacrifices a great deal. A tour in Rota is rewarding, however, with time to focus on



pursuing higher education, volunteering, traveling Europe, or even taking the opportunity to relax. Many may never have this opportunity given the high operational tempo our Sailors experience in today’s environment. I encourage every service member to be mindful of the sacrifices their spouse makes, and to encourage them to pursue personal and professional goals no matter where you live. One of the biggest challenges military spouses encounter is picking up every household responsibility when the ship pulls out, the plane takes off or the bus leaves the base. To have the ability to assume the responsibilities of the household when your service member deploys is admirable and difficult to fathom. As a senior leader aboard the base, I’m required to spend quite a bit of time away from home - I have to keep in mind that I can’t let myself get too busy for my family. Regardless of rank or position, it is vital that you learn to balance your persoall and professional life. Instead of going home and complaining about work, ask your spouse how his or her day was and give them your undivided attention. I also want to point out that military spouses aren’t always wives, they’re husbands, too. There is a sizable group of men who support their active duty wife. They endure questions, as many assume the male is the sponsor and the female is the dependent, but they happily continue supporting and standing by their spouse. Let us not forget this group, as they are sometimes isolated, or become an “afterthought.” Point blank, one day a year isn’t enough to show our military spouses how much we appreciate them, their dedication and their support. To honor and support military spouses, the Fleet and Family Support Center is hosting a military spouse appreciation picnic and job fair May 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in front of the FFSC building. Take your military spouse to the picnic or take the opportunity to thank the military spouses who provide so much every day of the year. In my opinion every day of every month is, and should be, Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Hope to see you at the picnic! HOOYAH, CMC

Naval Station Rota and Tenant Command Ombudsman Contact Information Assembly Chair Valerie Ramsey Work: 727-1105 / Home: 727-4368 Email: rotaombudsmanasseblychair@ Naval Station Rota, Spain LaPora Lindsey Domenica Estes Melissa Reyna Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ Facebook: NAVSTA Rota Ombudsman Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sheree Warner-Mayo Cell: 648-25-7196 Email: MCSF (Key Volunteer) Lizann Lightfoot Home: 727-4041 Email: EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh

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

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American Forces Media Network Center Tiffany Seelbach Work: 727-4721 / Home: 727-4872 Email: Naval Munitions Center Detachment Britney Fontaine Cell: 676-28-2545 Home: 856-11-8175 Email: NCTAMS Kristy Kunkle Home: 18-727-0709

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Last DUI: March 10, 2013 Unit: Naval Station Rota Days Since Last DUI: 60 DUIs in FY 2013: 2 DUIs in FY 2012: 4

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Earth Day Inspires Artists By Krista Grigg NAVFAC PWD Environmental

More than 80 poster entries were submitted to Naval Station Rota's "Billion Acts of Green" poster contest, with some close races for the winning prizes. Inspired by the Earth Day Network, this year’s poster theme was “A Billion Acts of Green.” Everyone has multiple opportunities daily to start a new habit, or change an old one, to positively impact the environment. Simple acts can make a difference, such as ending or reducing your dependence on one-time-use plastics, biking to work once a week, carrying a reusable water bottle, or changing an incandescent light bulb to a CFL. The poster entries reflected the artist’s pledge to start or continue a single “act of green.” Some of the pledged Acts of Green include: taking shorter showers, reusing plastic bottles, recycling paper towel rolls and planting a tree. During Earth Week, the posters were displayed in the NEX lobby and the Commissary, and the public voted on which posters they believed best depicted the message of Earth Day. The winners are: - Grades 1 - 2: Corey Bond, second grade. - Grades 5 - 6: Emma Meehan, sixth grade. - Grades 7 - 9: Spencer Janse, eighth grade.

- Grades 10 - 12: Brittney Shankle, 11th grade. **No poster entries were submitted for grade K, grades 3-4 and Adult. These winning posters and the runnerups are now on display in the NEX lobby. The winners can contact Krista Grigg at 659-92-1494 or to have a photo taken with their poster and collect their prize. Thank you to everyone who created a poster, and to those who took the time to vote. We also send a big thank you to the NEX and the commissary for hosting this event. We hope that our “A Billion Acts of Green” poster contest has inspired you to see that every bit of effort counts - collectively these acts demonstrate the power of small individual acts of green. It is your effort that can make every day Earth Day at NAVSTA Rota.

May 9, 2013

April Brings New Babies to Rota April 9 Baby girl Janice E. Aranda 6 pounds, 15 ounces Proud parents Emmanuel and Linda Aranda April 11 Baby boy Kevin P. Jones III 6 pounds, 15 ounces Proud parents Kevin Jones II and Narida Williams April 12 Baby boy Crew R. Stoner 8 pounds Proud parents Robert and Jessica Stoner April 13 Baby by Ian B. Gutierrez-Rodriquez

7 pounds, 13 ounces Proud parents Tomas Gutierrez and Miheydic Rodriquez-Georgi April 15 Baby boy Ethan A. Kaiser 7 pounds, 8 ounces Proud parents Nathan and Liliana Kaiser April 17 Baby boy Ethan P. Sanford 9 pounds, 14 ounces Proud parents Dillon and Stephanie Sanford April 27 Baby boy Landon M. Smithey 9 pounds, 4 ounces Proud parents Mark and Christina Smithey


Sixth-grader Emma Meehan's poster won first place in this year's Earth Day poster contest. Photo by Krista Grigg.

The Mobile ITV team for moped inspection will be in Rota Monday. Inspections are conducted between 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Moped owners should ensure they bring the moped's Spanish registration ("E" Card) and ITV card (Ficha técnica) for the inspection. The inspection site is located in the industrial area, Calle de los Ganaderos, next to Rota local police headquarters.

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May 9, 2013

Putting for a Good Cause By YNSN Michael F. Romero EODMU 8

The Third Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 Golf Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at the Morale Welfare and Recreation Golf Course aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. The annual tournament was organized to pay tribute to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Joseph Miller. In 2011, Miller was injured by a mine blast in Afghanistan. While he was recovering, the tournament was started and the proceeds allowed family and friends to visit Miller during his recovery. “When a major, catastrophic injury happens a lot financially goes into it,” said EODMU 8 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Bradley Andros. “Events like this remind us [EODMU 8] and the community, about the risks and sacrifices of the job we do and to assist the wounded and their families through the ordeal they must deal with.”


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Andros added that he wants EODMU 8 members to know that they are cared for and hopes to take the worries off the table for the veterans and their families. “People should support this event to learn about the command and its sacrifices,” said Andros. “Each hole is in fact dedicated to a fallen EOD tech. Most importantly all proceeds go to supporting wounded EOD veterans. The event will include a silent auction as well as putting, chipping and driving contests. Participants may either join the championship division to compete or the recreational division to play for fun. Friday's event begins at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s events begins at 10 a.m. The event costs $50 and consists of 18 holes of golf. Register by contacting Yeoman 1st Class Andrea Quintanilla at 727-1872 or For any other questions or if you would like to donate, contact Chief Electronics Technician Paul Vivio at 727-1855 or

Eat Clean

Weekly Health Tip Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

An important component to a healthy diet is to “eat clean.” You do this by choosing the least processed types of food most of the time. The closer the food is to its original form, the better it is for you. To put this into practice, when choosing grains, think brown and found close to the ground. The top five are oatmeal, brown rice, high fiber cereal, quinoa and 100 percent whole wheat bread. For protein, the less legs the better. The top five protein are tuna/fish, chicken/turkey breast, lean red meat, low fat dairy and eggs. The amount matters. Don’t try to eliminate all fat from your diet. Healthy fats provide energy, help regulate blood sugar, improve cholesterol and help you

feel full. You should get one serving of a healthy fat per meal. The top five healthy fats are salmon, oils (fish, flax, olive), flax seed products, avocado and nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts). Size does matter. A serving of grain is about the size of your fist. A serving of protein is the size of the palm of your hand and a serving of fat is the size of the tip of your thumb. Small changes will help you to start eating clean and to be healthy for life.

Experience Feria del Caballo By Manuel Alba Community Relations Advisor

Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Joseph Miller drives from a tee during Naval Station Rota, Spain Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation’s Golf Tournament in April 2012. The annual tournament will take place Friday and Saturday. Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josiah Wilson.

Jerez shines with a special light when it is time for Feria del Caballo. Feria del Caballo runs through Sunday and is considered by many to be the highlight of the Spanish horse calendar. There are beautiful horses and carriages, Sevillanas, Flamenco and horsemen in abundance. During this week, Jerez undoubtedly throws itself into one of our most emblematic hallmarks, living an unforgettable experience that makes every fair special and different. The horse fair has been declared a tourist interest hotspot as one of the best opportunities to enjoy the culture, in an open event where Jerez inhabitants welcome the visitors with hospitality and enthusiasm. Families and friends, hermandades and tourists everywhere will enter a caseta to laugh, talk, eat, drink and dance Sevillanas in color flamenco dresses. The fair also offers activities for young children.

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Check out the casetas, taste some food and be sure to visit the horses as you experience Feria del Caballo in Jerez. Jerez Horse Fair - Equestrian Program Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Equisur 2013 - Morphological selected horse competition, (concurso morfologico de ganado caballar, IFECA exhibition hall (by the fairgrouds), tickets on sale at IFECA. Saturday, 11 a.m., Carriage competition show (concurso exhibicion de enganches), military horse farm (deposito de sementales-by the fairgrounds), tickets on sale at the event. Saturday, 1 p.m., Caballo de Oro awards presentation (entrega del premio caballo de oro), military horse farm (deposito de sementales - by the fairgrounds), tickets on sale at the event. Sunday, noon, Morphological horse and carriage competition awards presentation, military horse farm (deposito de sementales - by the fairgrounds), tickets on sale at the event.


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May 9, 2013

Navy College Graduation Recognizes Degree Recipients

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

Fifty active duty and family members aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain received their college diplomas during a graduation ceremony May 1 at the base Chapel. The ceremony, held by the Navy College Office, recognized students who received, or will receive, their associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Naval Station Rota Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraverath gave opening remarks, congratulated each graduate and reiterated the importance of a college degree. "This shows who you are. Not that you can just learn and memorize data, but you can organize and manage data during a very scarce time. You can prioritize tasks. Your degree now defines you," said Kraverath. "The homework is behind you. The deadlines have been achieved. Please take this time, some glorious time, to bask in the glow of what you’ve achieved.” Associate Dean for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University European Region Robert Walton, Ph.D. was the guest speaker at this year’s ceremony. "You have just finished a key milestone in your life, college graduation," said Walton. "Not many people complete this milestone. In fact, in the U.S., less than 500,000 people graduate college every year. That may sound like a lot of people that graduate, but that's only one tenth of one percent of the population. So, I want to congratulate all of you on this rare achievement. A college degree is not something that you can obtain quickly. In fact it's like running a marathon, and trust me I have ran a few, it takes stamina and endurance to cross the finish line and by sitting here today, you have shown that you have done both." Walton also thanked the graduates’ family members and friends for allowing them the time

and opportunity to further their education. "It is not only you but your family and friends who have endured this. The long nights and weekends at the computer writing papers, reading books and gaining master's of your chosen subjects, the missed nights out with your buddies, or being in class at night and not at home with your spouse or children. These are the things that you have missed because you made the commitment many years ago to advance your education," said Walton. Navy College Director Sandra Whitaker, Navy College director, closed by congratulating graduates and reminding them to continue toward the future. "For many of you this ceremony is only the first," said Whitaker. "I admire what you have accomplished because being an adult learner isn’t easy. Everyone on this platform has been where you are; we understand what you have been through. What you, your family and friends had to sacrifice to meet this goal. Trust me, it is always worth it. Congratulations and thank you all for letting us be a part of your journey." For graduates like Master-at Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey, this was is his third time walking across a stage, but was as surreal as the first. "Five years ago this would not have seemed possible," said Lindsey. "However, with support of family and good friends anything is achievable, as long as you put your mind to it. I always say if you want to be successful you have to hang around successful people: the same thing is true with college and other areas of our life. If you want to get a degree you must associate yourself with others who have the same goal and mindset. This is why I think the mentorship program is so important." With 10 schools represented, there were 33 associate, ten bachelor’s and seven master’s degrees awarded.

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U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston and Morgan Over

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international scout camporee

May 9, 2013

Scouting to the Max By Nathaniel Truemper

Senior Patrol Leader, Rota Spain Troop 73

On April 19 more than 140 Scouts from all over Europe came together for the 2013 International Scout Camporee held at Naval Station Rota’s Camp Cologne. The camporee included British, Spanish, Finnish and American Scouts and was comprised of both Boy and Girl Scouts. "The International Camporee is important because it brings scouts together from different languages and different backgrounds, under one ideal, which is scouting," said Boy Scout


Troop 73 Master Chris Sweeney. "It teaches the youth outdoor skills, self-reliance and reinforces quality character." During the camporee, the Scouts competed in archery, first aid, teamwork and friendship. "It was a lot of fun competing with the different scouts," said Tony Dryson. "I especially enjoyed breaking into mixed patrols and working with people I didn’t know and who didn’t speak the same language." For the Scouts who weren’t from Rota, the fun didn’t end with the camp as they continued with a tour of the base and the airfield.

Top left: Scouts stand at attention during the raising of the colors. Left: Scouts and service members compete in a tug-of-war contest. Above: The Scouts practice their first aid splinting skills during the International Spring Camporee. Photos courtesy of Mike Wassenhove.

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May 9, 2013

Rota and Morón Personnel Tone Up for Competition U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

U.S. Naval Hospital Rota's booster club held its a Bodybuilding and Figure competition aboard NAVSTA Rota, April 27. The competition, coordinated by Senior Chief Corpsman Billy James, began with an interest sign up sheet in February and progressed to a full-scale competition. There was an overwhelming response initially but many decided they did not have enough time, said James. "I always wanted to promote a bodybuilding contest. I had the opportunity and it turned out better than I expected," said James. It eventually came down to 20 contestants on stage. These competitors took it serious and put forth their best efforts. A few spouses dieted with their spouse contestant and lost a significant amount of weight. This event saw contestants from every command aboard NAVSTA Rota and one from Morón. Many of the contestants dieted and trained for 10 weeks. Traditionally, a competitor has approximately 12 - 14 weeks to prepare. The contestants increased their weight training and cardio intensity doing as much as an hour on the treadmills and a consistent training regimen. They also changed their diets and restricted their carbohydrate intake for days at a time, increased their protein intake to aid in the recovery

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of their workouts and restricted their water intake the week of the contest. Some of the contestants hired trainers online for their diets and workout regimens. "You work out, work out but when it comes to bodybuilding training your workout has to become technical," said Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kossi Doamekpo, heavy weight class and overall men’s winner. A combined Healthy for Life wellness leadership group initiative, the booster club is already planning for the second annual event. "I look forward to promoting and coordinating another contest here next April and opening it up to the European military community," said James. "Many people changed their minds and decided not to do it but many of them, once they attended and sat in the crowd, regretted not sticking with it. If you have a goal of changing your body type or have always wanted to participate in a contest and step on stage, now is the time for you to prepare for the Second Annual Hospital Corps Classic and be 'Healthy for Life.'" The winners were: - Short figure: Giselle Ferreira - Tall figure and overall winner: Janna Coleman - Female bodybuilding: Angel Lopez - Men's middle weight: Floyd Davis - Men's heavy weight and overall winner: Kossi Doamekpo

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kossi Doamekpo poses in his category during the Bodbuilding and Figure Competition. Doamekpo was the heavy weight class and overall men’s winner of the competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)

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Community News

May 9, 2013


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University May Office Closure

NMCRS Condensed Hours

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society main office will have limited hours of operation Monday through May 17 due to staff training. Office hours will be from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. that week and will return to the normal 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. schedule on May 20. Emergency assistance will still be provided by calling 660-98-4511 after hours. The thrift shop hours will remain the same as usual. Thank you for your patience.

WIC Overseas

Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.

Due to attending the regional conference and commencement activities, the ERAU office will be closed from Monday through May 19. If you need urgent assistance, please email ERAU at The office office will reopen for regular service at 9 a.m. May 20.

CTC Term 5 Classes

CTC is offering several new seminars in term 5. Seminars include: CDEC 1173: Parenting for Healthy Families, CJSA 1359: Police Systems and Practices, CJSA 1312: Crime in America and CJSA 1327: Fundamentals of Criminal Law. For hospitality management they are offering HAMG 1321: Introduction to Hospitality Management. For fire protection they are offering FIRT 1309: Fire Administration I and FIRT 2309: Firefighting Tactics and Strategies I. Term 5 registration is going on now through May 28. Classes are June 3 - July 25. To sign up for term 5 classes call CTC at 727-2574.

Central Texas College (CTC)

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

CTC is running face-to-face classes for criminal justice, early childhood professions, fire protection technology and hospitality management. They also offer classes online, as well as a Microsoft Certification Program, both of which start once a month. CTC is also looking for instructors for all degree programs. Call CTC for more information on this position and for more details about classes at 727-2574.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

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

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.

AA meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base Chapel. Call the DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.

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OU Offers Certificates

OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program

University of Oklahoma’s Rota site offers a Master of Human Relations. Ten classes are taught in six-day increments with six semester hours of internship completing the required 36 hours for the program. For more information call OU at 727-2799.

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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.

UMUC Summer Registration

University of Maryland University College summer registration is ongoing. Register now through June 2 for American Government, Introduction to Public Speaking, Concepts

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

ERAU Offers Five Ways to Make Earning Your Degree Easy

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

ERAU Summer Term

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has ongoing registration for classes beginning May 31. Face-to-face classes include: AMNT240 - General Aeronautics and Applications, ASCI404 - Applications in Aviation Law, MATH111 - College Mathematics for Aviation I and SCTY315 - Studies in Intelligence I. Online and EagleVision classes are also open for enrollment. For course details and to receive a copy of the syllabus please call ERAU at 727-2984 or email

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May 9, 2013

Faith is To be Lived in Among the Bad Several people recently mentioned cool “spirituality” experiences. One is into meditation where he can “get away” even while staying at home. One friend mentioned a retreat and another mentioned that her friend was trying to join some monks in China. Interesting to me was that they were all talking about getting away from the world for their “spirituality.” And that is quite understandable. The world is a Chaplain Patrick Riley noisy, dirty, mean, sinful, tempting place. We do need to get away from it and regularly. We do need to rest, re-group and re-focus at times. But that is “easy” (and dare I say) selfish, spirituality. True religion and spirituality are not to be escapes. Faith is to be lived in the real world, in your everyday life. Most of us equate spirituality with getting away


from everyday life. With good reason. The world is a painful, evil, exasperating, godless place and our ultimate goal is to get away from it. It is full of distractions, temptations and philosophies that weigh us down and push us further from God. And it isn’t just the world, it’s us. Often we like to keep God in some holy place away from everyday life so that we can be in charge of our everyday life. It is like God is not out here, what happens out here stays out here. He stays in a nice, evil-free environment and waits for us to come pray or meditate. That is not God and that is not how He works. Even in a fallen world He is here. It is true that the world is evil but that is why God is needed in everyday life. That is exactly why faith is to be lived in among bad people, in bad places and in bad times. Jesus would not have helped anyone if he’d stayed in heaven. Instead he was born in a crummy little village and ended up suffering and dying (and rising). He told his followers to go into the world ('in' but not 'of'). Moses was content in his mountain but went back to Egypt, how else to lead people out of

slavery? True spirituality is imitating and growing to be like God. To be like God you need to be one of His people - find out how - and then respond in love to how He is. How is He? He is holy, loving, forgiving, patient and more. How do we be like that? Practicing the faith has to be done in the real world. We learn patience, perseverance and other virtues through the hard and frustrating everyday life - not in meditation. Forgiveness? You must first be offended to have someone to forgive. Mercy and other virtues are only learned and lived in the midst of real people. Do we need the commandments while sitting by ourselves on a mountaintop? Who are we going to not steal from, murder or commit adultery with there? We are warned that the world is evil, that we are not to love it (the non-God philosophies, materialism, etc), or to be "of" it. But we are to be in it and go to it and it is in it we practice our faith. If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this or another issue, please contact the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

All Are Welcome

Personal Resiliency Retreat Coming in June

Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is offering a personal resiliency retreat June 7 - 9. All CREDO retreats are open to all active duty military and their immediate family members, members of the Reserve components in an active status and their immediate family members at no cost to themselves or their command. For more information or to register, call the Chapel at 727-2161.

Take the Plunge with Rota MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the first and third Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at the Chapel, 7 - 9 p.m. Meetings include food, a time to socialize (kid-free), interesting and helpful guest speakers and games or other activities. Join the casual, relaxed atmosphere where mothers of all religious beliefs are welcome. For more information about MOPS, contact Jodie Delquadri at anchoredsoul@, 689-465-712 or 727-4503.

Bible Study Offerings at the Chapel Mark Bible study meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Journaling study meets Thursdays, 6 p.m.


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of Biology, Elementary Spanish I and Introduction to Research. To register for classes call UMUC at 727-2917.

UMUC Textbook Discount

All summer session textbooks (purchased via webText) will be 50 percent off until May 29.

May 9, 2013


did, it just wasn’t enough? Have you ever been told that you are loved, but inside you feel empty and separate? Do you ever wonder what you are doing and what you could do right to show your love? It is probably because you are speaking a different love language. What is a love language? Come find out. It’s worth your time. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Field Trip Jerez Horse Fair

Accelerated withdrawal date for the end of the school year, May 16.

Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The less business the more fantasy. That is the way things are in Andalucía. Feria del Caballo Come with us on this unique field trip to the Jerez horse fair where the party goes on all day and night for a week. There are guitars, wine, gypsy dresses, horses, dancing and singing. This is a unique celebration that very few fail to enjoy and no one forgets. Visit the only place in Spain where the Spanish army still has horses. Call 727-3232 to sign up. Seats are limited.

Early Release

Job Seekers Seminar

DGF News

Early Withdrawal Date

As part of the ASPEN gradbook pilot program testing, all students will be released at 11:30 a.m. June 7. No lunch will be served.

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

The Résumé Place is offering four free webinars in May for different types of job seekers in our communities. All webinars are accessible from any computer with Internet access. Monday, 11 - 11:30 a.m. EDT, Seven tips and tricks for federal job applications. To register visit Tuesday, 2 - 2:30 p.m. EDT, Applying for federal jobs and understanding the selfassessment questionnaire. To register visit Wednesday, noon - 12:30 p.m. EDT, Seven tips for veterans applying for civilian federal employment. To register visit May 17, noon, - 12:30 p.m. EDT, Seven tips for writing the SES application and executive core qualification statements. To register visit https://www2.gotomeeting. com/register/217274778.

Intermediate Spanish Class

What to do When Conflict Happens

High School Graduation

DGF Class of 2013 graduation, June 8.

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

Credit Management

Thursdays and Tuesdays in May and June, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you were attending the beginner’s class with us, come and enjoy our 26-hour Spanish course for intermediate students during the months of May and June. These lessons are useful, easy and interesting. We will help you to improve your Spanish speaking skills. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

5 Love Languages Mother’s Day Edition

Thursday, 2 - 4 p.m. Have you ever been in a relationship where no matter what you

May 17, 9 - 11 a.m. When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty. Unmanaged conflict has caused many hardships in the workplace and at home. It can cause people to suffer, missions to fail and families to separate. Yet, conflict is inevitable. This workshop helps people manage conflict by examining their attitudes and behaviors when faces with conflicting situations. It also helps develop skills that prevent conflict and help you work with others. Less conflict allows people to grow, missions to success and families to grow. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.

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area activities

May 9, 2013

Activities Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Cathedral), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla, bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577,

“Fumantes”, painting display by Carlos Lainez, through May 17, Sala de Exposiciones Cal, Jerez de la Frontera

XXV Flamenco National Contest “Ciudad de Ubrique,” through May 27,

“Caminos de Papel,” painting and photo display by Jose Caballero, through May 31, Espacio de Creacion Contemporanea, Cadiz

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

Eat/Drink Ruta del Atun (tuna) 2013, Wednesday through May 19, Zahara de los Atunes, Cadiz,

Sevilla, Reales Alcázar (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets €8.50

Ruta de la Tapa, “Tapa Real 2013,” through May 27, Puerto Real, downtown

Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets €8

Ruta de la Tapa “De tapas por Arcos,” through June 1, Arcos de la Frontera, downtown, tapa + drink €2.50

Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. Juega con los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto, Saturdays, 6 p.m., call 956-85-3960


Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., €10 for adult tickets, €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Avda. Duque de Abrantes, Jerez, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park,” Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., adult tickets €16.50, children €8.20. Call 956-363813 or visit


Jerez bullring, Thursday, 7 p.m., on horseback bullfight, six bulls for Fermin Bohorquez, Diego Ventura and Manuel Manzanares Jerez bullring, Friday, 7 p.m., six bulls for Morante de la Puebla, “El Fandi”, Jose Maria Manzanares Jerez bullring, Saturday, 7 p.m., six bulls for Enrique Ponce, Juan Jose Padilla and Alejandro Talavante Sevilla bullring, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., six bulls for Miguel Angel Moreno, Roberto Blanco, Tomas Campos Sanlucar bullring, June 1, 7:30 p.m., six bulls for Juan Jose Padilla, David Castella and Talavante


“Fashion Art,” designs by Manuel Fernandez, through Wednesday, Sala Espacio de Creacion Comtemporanea, Cadiz

Flamenco recital by Gema Jimenez, May 17, 9 p.m., Teatro Municipal Pedro Munoz Seca, El Puerto de Santa Maria, €7

“Pinceladas de lo cotidiano,” painting display by multiple artists, through Wednesday, Sala Café Damajuana, Calle Francos, Jerez

Flamenco show by Marcedes Ruiz, May 18, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €20 - 25

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Music Rosa Lopez in concert, Wednesday, 9 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €25 - 35 Vanessa in concert, May 18 - 19, 9 p.m., Teatro Principal, Puerto Real, Cadiz, tickets €20 - 25 Grease, The Musical, May 23 - 26, Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, Concert by Ara Malikian and Manuel Zapata, May 25, 8:30 p.m., Real Teatro de Las Cortes, San Fernando, tickets €15 25 Rihanna in concert, June 1, 9 p.m., Palau San Jordi, Barce-

Sports Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, spring - summer season, visit

Upcoming Activities Jerez Horse Fair, ends Sunday Rocio Pilgrimage, Wednesday through May 22 Sanlucar Spring Fair, May 28 - June 2 Medina Sidonia Fair, May 28 - June 2 Puerto Real Fair, May 29 - June 3


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in memoriam

May 9, 2013

In Memoriam Hospitalman LaTrisha Ann Moore

Hospitalman LaTrisha Ann Moore was born on Aug. 20, 1992 in Rochester, N.Y. She entered the Navy at 18 and graduated from Recruit Training Command in September 2011. Moore completed Hospital Corps “A” School in San Antonio, Texas in September 2011. Moore graduated as valedictorian of her class from Dental Assisting “C” School in February 2012. She received orders to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain in April 2012. Since reporting to USNHRS, Moore contributed greatly to the success of the dental clinic. In January she was selected as Junior Sailor of the Month for her customer service skills. Her efforts were exemplary as she assisted in dental procedures which included oral surgeries, periodontal procedures, prophylaxis, radiographic and basic chair side technician procedures. Moore is survived by her grandmother and her brother.

Top right photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston and all additional photos courtesy of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota.

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Flamenco in the Castle of the Moon By Jeff Anttila Columnist

A percussion of hands echoed through the stoned courtyard of the castle, a soft rhythm ignited by light and energy from a crowd of onlookers. A guitarist plucked his strings, staccato, as a hauntingly courageous voice rose from nothing and filled the night air with ancient celebration. Only then did she enter. As if the music called her out of hiding, her story could not unfold until she was present. Her body slowly began to sing. Her hands moved like snakes above her, striking at the air with sharp snaps. The fluidity continued down her form in swaying passions as the crowd erupted in cheers and her feet began clapping against the hard wood of the stage. It was a story that transcended language barriers and cultural differences, a musical and physical elegy of lament somehow innately known to all. Flamenco. Extraordinarily enough, I had my first flamenco experience in La Castilla de Luna - the local castle of Rota. The ancient beauty of my surroundings combined with the traditional celebration of music and dance was not only a memorable experience, but one of those moments in life that can be so mystifyingly impactful that to draw upon the thought is as easy as breathing.

Jeff Anttila is a new columnist, expatriate and Navy brat living in Rota. Find his articles in every other issue of The Coastline. The views, expressions, representations, along with any cultural or humorous references are solely reflective upon this autobiographer and his experiences.

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May 9, 2013

Team Rota in the Spotlight Jorge Torres

By Jeff Sias Rota MWR

A resident of Rota, Spain, Jorge Torres is a local national employee who has supported the U.S. Navy for 20 years. Thirteen of those years have been with Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) program. Torres is considered a "rock star" by his supervisors for his eager willingness to help people find their way around AndalucĂ­a. His willingness to make contacts and take on new ventures keeps

the Rota experience fresh for those stationed here, or for those just passing through. According to the MWR Community Activities Director, Doug Hasselbring, Torres's most notable accomplishment was bringing world renown chef from El Puerto de Santa Maria, Angel Leon, to Naval Station Rota to kick off the Foodie Tours. “Torres is the best in the business when ships are in port. No one takes care of the fleet like Jorge Torres," said Hasselbring.

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May 9, 2013


☺New Release


DRIVE-IN Schedule:

Friday, May 10th

9:30 p.m. The Great Gatsby☺ 12:30 a.m. Evil Dead☺

Saturday, May 11th 9:30 p.m. Iron Man 3 12 a.m. The Host

(PG13), 142’ (R), 91’

(PG13), 130’ (PG13), 125’

Friday, May 17th

10 p.m. Star Trek Into Darkness☺

Saturday, May 18th 10 p.m. Scary Movie 5

The Great Gatsby DRIVE-IN, May 10th, 9:30 p.m.

Evil Dead DRIVE-IN, May 10th, 12:30 a.m.

(PG13), 132’

The Great Gatsby Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire (PG13) Drama, Romance, 142’ An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe’s unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel. It’s the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream.

(PG13), 86’

Iron Man 3 DRIVE-IN, May 11th, 9:30 p.m.

The Theater will be closed starting Monday, April 22nd for Public Works repairs, and renovations. The Drive-In will be open Fridays and Saturdays during this time.

The Host DRIVE-IN, May 11th, 12 a.m.

MWR’s Movie Info Line: 727-2624. Theater Phone Number: 727-2328 Check for full listing.

MOVIE RATINGS G – General Audiences. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. R – Restricted. As a reminder to all movie patrons, COMNAVACTSPAINST 1754.3 requires that all minors must have supervised transportation from the theater movies that end after sunset. Minors are prohibited from walking home from the Drive-In after dark. If no patrons arrive within 30 minutes after showtime, movies will be cancelled. Movies are subject to change without notice.


Evil Dead Starring: Shiloh Fernandez, Jane Levy (R) Horror, 91’ A trip into the woods turns into a terrifying battle against the forces of evil in this remake of Sam Raimi’s ferocious 1981 horror classic. Mia (Jane Levy) is a heroin addict whose most recent overdose was nearly her last. Recognizing that she won’t survive another, Mia’s longtime friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) take the troubled girl to her family’s old cabin in the woods to quit cold turkey. It isn’t their first attempt, but this time they’re hoping that with Mia’s brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) around, she’ll have the support she needs to weather the coming storm.

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 Iron Man 3 (PG13) 130’. Action, Adventure. Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle. Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him.  The Host (PG13) 125’. Action, Adventure, Romance. Starring: Diane Kruger, Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan. What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares about - Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving love can conquer in a dangerous world.




May 9, 2013

el mercado

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






2009 CHEVROLET AVEO LS: Automatic transmission, European spec., blue, asking $8,600, OBO. Call 699-45-2473 or 956-48-2177. 2 0 0 6 F O R D F O C U S : Au to m at i c, 1.6L, gasoline engine, 4-door hatchback, 60K miles, asking $6,500. Call 669-12-7611. CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE: Automatic, custom paint, too many features to list, only one like it in Spain, 38K miles, best offer. Call 626-23-2660. 1 9 9 9 AU D I A 6 Q U AT T R O : V 6 , 2.6L, too many new parts to list, all wheel drive, power ever ything, leather, €4,900. Call 626-23-2660. 1998 BMW 520I: Excellent condition, garage kept, power everything, M-kit., European spec., 152K kilometers, 95K miles, ITV January 2014, must see to appreciate, $4,500 OBO. Call 659-46-0519 or email 2010 VOLVO XC60: Sunroof, T6 AWD, automatic, low mileage, 1-year additional warranty, 2 optional packages, leather seats, garage kept, excellent condition, $32K OBO. Call 626-10-3782. 2004 VW JETTA TDI: Diesel, automatic, many extras, 61K miles, American spec., $9,600. Call Larry at 699-45-2473. 2011 VW GOLF TDI: Like new, Spanish taxes paid, dealer maintained, 50 60 mph, €17K. Call 618-06-6392. 2007 HONDA ELEMENT EX: All wheel drive, kiwi green, 4 door, 4 cylinder, automatic, sunroof, AM/FM, CD, radio, 41,600 miles, $14K OBO. Call 696-99-9343. 2001 FORD MONDEO: Ver y well maintained, gasoline engine, 157K kilometers, 97K miles, $4K. Call 647-16-1465 or email to see now. 2006 BMW 318I E90: All annual inspections performed by authorized BMW dealership and logged in maintenance book, one owner, garage kept, radio and CD player w/USB, Bluetooth, iPod, hands-free parrot, Euro specs, €9,600. Call Julian at 727-1082 or 686-282-997 or email 1996 SEAT TOLEDO: Asking €1,100 OBO. Call Tom at 681-16-2608. 2000 VOLVO V-40: 2.0 automatic station wagon, great family car, tuned up and in per fec t shape, €2,350. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. 2001 DAEWOO (NOW CHEVROLET) TAC U M A : 1,600 SX, 65K miles, €1,975. Call 653-78-0296. 2007 RENAULT CLIO: 56K miles, 1-year guarantee for motor and transmission, €5,950. Call 653-78-0296. 1 9 9 5 P O N T I AC T R A N S S P O RT: 7-seat passenger van, in pristine shape, new ITV, good for full year, 99K miles, €1,290. Call Ray 653-78-0296. 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT: Drives like new, 59K miles, one owner who is losing vision and must sell, €2,100. Call 653-78-0296.

2012 SSANGYONG RODIUS XDI LIMITED 4WD: 2,700 cc, 165 horsepower, diesel, 5doors, automatic transmission, 15,800 kilometers (9,817 miles), sunroof, DVD, leather seats, fully equipped, €22,500 (transfer cost included). Visit Ssangyong dealer web at http://www. or call 605-85-9061. 2005 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER KDJ125 DX: 3K cc, 166 horsepower, diesel, 3doors, manual transmission, 153K kilometers (95K miles), excellent condition, €13,500 (transfer cost included). Visit Subaru dealer web at http://www. or call 605-85-9061. 2001 SUBARU LEGACY: 2,500 cc, 156 horsepower, 166K kilometers (102,920 miles), manual transmission., gasoline, 4WD station wagon, €3K ( transfer cost included). Pictures available at http:// or call 605-85-9061. 2006 ISUZU RODEO PICKUP: 3K cc, 130 horsepower, manual transmission, diesel,103,500 kilometers (64K miles), €10,700 (transfer cost included). Visit Isuzu dealer website at http://www. or call 605-85-9061.

M O T O R C Y C L E VESPA LX: 50cc in great condition, new ITV until April 2015, Cost €2,400 new, will sale for €1,200, includes 3 helmets, decorative chrome frame, rear baggage compartment and lock. Vespa will be available July 1. Until then, I'll accept a deposit to hold it or payments until July 1. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m.



RIMS: Four universal 22-inch rims with cap covers. Comes with tires on 3 of the 4 rims, needs some cosmetic work, asking $500 OBO. Call 629-15-6456. WEIGHTS: Macy 250-pound weight set (Smith rack) with additional bars, 340 pounds of dumbbells (with floor rack) and floor mats, asking $750. Call 629-15-6453. SIEMENS C-60 VODAFONE: Perfect cosmetic and working condition with box and all accessories. Phone can be used with a prepaid phone card from Vodafone or contract, €10. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m. ALCATEL OT-808 PHONE: Vodafone, brand new in box with all accessories, $50 or €40. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m. WINE REFRIGERATOR: Magic Chef Dual Zone Wine and Beverage Cooler, like new condition, 110 volts or can be used with transformer. Paid $600, will sell for $450 OBO. Call 627-233-805 after 5:30 p.m. SKB ROTO GIG RIG MIXER RACK: 10 rack space on top and 10 rack space on front, complete with casters and breaks, perfect for musician or DJ. Selling for $400. Call 627-233-805 after 5:30 p.m. NIKON D5000 CAMERA OUTFIT: Complete with body, Nikon 18-135 VR and 70-300 4.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S VR, Nikon SB-600 AF speed light, Tiffen 67 MM digital ultra clear filter, Tiffen 67MM digital enhancing filter kit, Kinetronics S.W. camera cleaning kit and Nikon remote.

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Extended warranty valid until April 15, 2015. Paid $1,800, will sell for $1,400 OBO. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m. HEADBOARDS: Hand crafted artistic wrought iron headboards for single beds, $50 for both. Call 607-56-4132 for photos. CUSTOM CARVIN USA: Fully loaded with all high specs, ebony fretboard, humbuckers with split coil switch, phase in/out switch, neck through body,string thru body for long sustain, fishman acoustic bridge, dual outputjacks for blending 2 amps simultaneously, spezel locking tuners and custom Carvin form fitting hardshell case. $750.00 OBO. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m. AMPLIFIER: Carvin 2,000 watt, power amplifier (Rackmount) for mains and monitors. Has two channels of 1,000 watts each, $500 or €390. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m. CARVIN CUSTOM SHOP (FLAGSHIP) ELECTRIC GUITAR CS6M: Right hand, Tune-O-Matic, bridge mahogany neck and body, clear gloss finish, deep dragonburst quilt, clear satin finish back of neck (natural wood), carved top headstock, ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays, stainless med-jumbo frets, 12 inch fretboard fadius, C22B bridge pickup, C22J - C22J neck pickup, zebra pickups w/ cream/bezels, chrome hardware, gold plated logo dunlo straplocks, vintage tweed hardshell case, excellent/new condition. Factory direct $2,400, will sell for $1,600. Call 627-23-3805 after 5:30 p.m.








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









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



HUGE HOUSE FOR RENT IN FUENTEBRAVIA: Near beach and base, 6 bdrm., 4 bath, large kitchen and playroom, available now, €2,100/mo. Contact UNIQUE LOCATION FIRST LINE LAS REDES BEACH: El Puerto de Santa Maria, 5 minute drive to the naval station Puerto gate. Ample lvg./dng. rm., 3 bdrm. w/ built-in closets,1 bath, A/C and heating individual heat pumps units, fully equipped kitchen, telephone lines with ADSL Internet connection, fully furn. or unfurn. Den on first level with built-in closet, den could be used as an exercise room. Balcony and

windows looking toward an uninterrupted view of the Cadiz Bay. Contract through base housing. Rent, fully furn./unfurn. €1,100, rent price negotiable. Call 95648-1349 or 628-90-7856, English spoken. TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA: 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/ mo. Call 696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 3 bath, furn. kitchen, lrg. covered laundry rm., small dng. area, lvg. area w/ fireplace, A/C and heat, yard and private parking, close to the base and beach. Asking €1,050 (includes gardener). Contact Coco 699-79-4899 (English speaker). NEW HOUSE IN PUERTO CENTER: 2 story flat, in a renovated, beautiful old building in the center of El Puerto de Santa Maria. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, lvg./dng. rm., fully furn. kitchen, A/C and heat, wood floors, top qualities, furn. or unfurn., €900/ mo. The flat is next to Plaza España and walking streets, next to taxi stop, buses and 5 minutes from train. Call Ignacio at 620-21-5542 or email ignaciogsr@ Will email photos. TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 square meters, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email: LARGE HOUSE OFF PUERTO-ROTA BYPASS ROAD: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, lvg./ dng. rm. with fireplace, large fully equipped kitchen, storage room, yard with private pool and driveway, €1,800/mo. Call 639-82-5070 or email BEAUTIFUL HOUSE OUTSIDE PUERTO GATE: American-owned, 1 minute to housing gate, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, walkin closet, lvg./dng. area w/fireplace, large kitchen w/pantry, laundry area, terrace enclosed w/glass, sep. barbecue area w/water, private inside covered parking for 2 cars w/automatic gate, central heat, A/C, window screens, AFN satellite. Call Michael at 667-78-5290.





GREAT FIRST LINE APARTMENT ON LA COSTILLA BEACH: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, furn., lots of light, full of color and fabulous views. €1,500/mo., negotiable. Call Manolo 653-55-3647or see it at INDEPENDENT HOUSE 2 MINUTES FROM THE BASE: 3 bdrm., bath with shower and tub, kitchen/dng. rm., lvg. rm., large rooftop terrace with room, garage with automatic door, A/C, screens and terrace, furn./unfurn., €1,200/ mo., listed in housing. Contact 67532-6395 or DUPLEX IN GATED COMMUNITY: 3bdrm., 2 bath, fully equipped kitchen, lvg./dng. rm., 2 terraces and dressing room in master bedroom, A/C, Internet, satellite TV, cable/ AFN network cable already installed. Fully furn. and facing the beach, gated

community with pool and garage, €1,050/ mo., listed in housing. Call 627-78-2488. AMERICAN-OWNED DUPLEX IN GATED COMMUNITY IN ROTA: Private, gated community in Jardin de la Almadraba, 3 bdrm. with built-in wardrobes, 2.5 bath, inner/outer patio, swimming pools, tennis/basketball court, private parking and garage, 1 block from the beach and forest, ceiling fans, A/C and heating, €1,100./mo. (flexible), listed in housing, for viewing or details contact Ivan at DSN 430-7656 auxbellum@ or see http://floorplanner. com/projects/23584314-house-104almadraba-complex-gate-2#details. SEMI-DETACHED CHALET IN ROTA: Duplex on Avda. Principes de España, 180 square meters, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, enclosed garage, front and back patio, a very large basement perfectly conditioned, A/C (hot and cold) in all rooms, fans, screens, double glass windows, 5 minutes to the beach, listed in housing, €1,275/ mo. Call 605-51-5363 José Antonio. FLAT NEAR ROTA GATE: 104 m2 useable, 3 bdrm. with double windows to block noise, bath with Jacuzzi, kitchen, pantry, laundry, lvg./dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat in lvg. rm. and bedrooms, furn./unfurn. Call 601-03-5135. DOWNTOWN APARTMENT NEX T TO BEACH: Apartment facing Hotel Duque de Najera, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, large terrace (partly enclosed), private garage, kitchen, living room, dng. rm., A/C. Call Amanda 616-89-6961.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA FOR RENT OR SALE: Good deal in Sanlúcar, 4 bdrm. house on a 800 meter lot in a very quiet area. Golf course 500 meters, supermarket 600 meters, beach 2 kilometers away. €1,500/mo. rent or €380K sale price. Will send photos and more info if you email

L E AV E D O N O R P R O G R A M Robert Hemmett of the NAVFAC EURAFSWA-Public Works Department, U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain has been approved as a leave recipient in the Voluntary Leave Donor Program. Your help is sincerely appreciated. If you are interested in donating leave to him, please contact Ana Maria Malvido at 727-1632 or email mil, in the Human Resources Office. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms to transfer leave.

M I S C E L L A N E O U S SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Hard working, responsible young woman with varied experience seeks employment in child care, care of the infirmed or elderly, house cleaning, etc. Has car and experience as chauffeur. References available. Call Mercedes at 625-18-9214. S E E K I N G E M P LO YM E N T: Home improvement, painting, gardening, house cleaning. Call Juani at 697-53-0608. LANGUAGE EXCHANGE WANTED: I need to practice my spoken English since I plan to attend a class in the States this summer. Practice your Spanish and I practice my English. If interested, please

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contact SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Very responsible, 36-year-old Spanish woman with lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/or cleaning by the hour or monthly. Weekends or weekdays, flexible hours, available immediately and has experience working on base and references. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Call Galia at 650-29-7131. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Homecare provider lots of experience. Homecare provider lots of experience. Worked in the states for 7 years. First aid, CPR, and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881. BROKER DEALER: U.S. Mutual Funds, IRAS, 5291, insurance, IRPS. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.




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

E M P L O Y M E N T LOCAL HIRE POSITION: Secretary (office automation) GS-0318-06, Department of the Air Force, job announcement number: 9N-AFPC-884428-878640DGP. If interested, apply via USAJOBS at: ViewDetails/342692900?share=email HRO: No jobs available. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call customer service at 727-1643 for more info. MWR: All MWR NAF position are under a hiring freeze but we are accepting applications. Positions will be filled on a case-by-case basis. Program Assistant (CYP), Full-time Program Assistant (CYP), Full-time Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Aquatics), Driver/Cashier (Pizza Villa), Club Operations Assistant (La Plaza), Recreation Aide (Bowling), Recreation Aide (Fitness), Recreation Assistant (Bowling), Full-time Retail Operations Assistant (Golf). Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Preference Entitlement Survey to MWR Personnel Office, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call 727-2596 or 727-3263. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: American Red Cross Rota empowers volunteers. There are numerous opportunities. call 727-2333 or 856-82-2333 for information on the various opportunities available in Rota. Additional Employment O ppor tunities: Nav y Exchange employment opportunities can be found at DeCA positions are advertised on


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DGF Students Build a Bond with Ethiopia By Linda White DGF Art Teacher

This spring, the Rota David Glasgow Farragut Middle/High School Art Club made a humanitarian gesture to an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The students from the art club created a tile logo after the Spanish style "azulejo" to mount on one of the organization's homes. The Betasab Global Family Initiative is a model program that brings rehabilitated women to work as mentors to children, ages 5 to 12, in a home setting. The kids are off the streets, from government institutions or rescued from slave labor. They live in groups with their mentors and are given healthcare, education and a sense of belonging and purpose as they grow and learn together. The DGF students worked together to

Staff Sgt. Ellis Agee, Fleet Mail Center Operations chief is re-enlisted by Cmdr. George Clark, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Italy, Rota site director, from the top of the USMC obstacle course rope. Agee completed the USMC obstacle course then climbed the 20-foot rope and re-enlisted. Photo provided by James McCaffrey.

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create a work of art with careful craftsmanship that reflects the community. The RMHS students and faculty also made a monetary donation to assist with Betasab operating costs. The installation was hand carried and presented to the kids in one of their homes by Linda and Vida White. The art students involved felt a real sense of lending a helping hand, and were proud of their efforts. "It was a very rewarding gesture, and I was proud to represent our students in this endeavor,� said DGF Art Teacher Linda White. “The words smart, heart and earth all contain the word art, and this project encompasses all of those words." A special thank you goes out to Tirzah Anderson, Ellen Birch, Hailey Gruetter, Alexis Quinones and Elizabeth Schwarz who helped complete the project.

Left: David Glasgow Farragut student Tirzah Anderson works on the tiles in Rota prior to the tiles being sent to Ethiopia. Right: Students in Ethopia view the final products at their school. Photos courtesy of Linda White.

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Naval Station Rota, Spain, The Coastline newspaper