The Coastline Volume 23, Issue 28
July 18, 2013
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Rota Hosts Specialized FDNF Sponsorship Training By MCC (SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Naval Station Rota, Spain conducted its first specialized sponsorship training, July 11, for the sponsors of the first ship shifting its homeport to Rota as part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF). More than 100 Naval Station Rota, Spain community members attended the training held in the base Chapel that focused on quality of life topics for the inbound FDNF Sailors and families. Event organizers said FDNF-specific sponsorship training was necessary to prepare sponsors to overcome the additional permanent change of station (PCS) challenges presented because the ships, Sailors and families are shifting homeports and homes simultaneously. “The FDNF situation is different, because the sponsor is going to travel via their command, the ship, but the family will be traveling separately,” said John Hughes, NAVSTA Rota, Spain relocation assistance program manager. “If we do not get this right, it has the potential of reducing operational readiness for the ship. It could also cost the Sailor and family lots of unneeded stress, time and money, that they do not have or need.” The FDNF-tailored sponsorship training was built off of NAVSTA Rota’s normal sponsorship training, but addressed FDNF-specific differences, like more limited on-base housing, and general in-processing procedures as some of the family members will be checking in without the sponsor Sailor due to the ships’ operational schedule.
Chief Hospital Corpsman Justin Pearce said being a sponsor offers rewards beyond helping inbound Sailors and families. “It’s an awesome opportunity to get more information about the base that you’re on and also experience, again with new eyes before your sponsoree arrives, the experience of being here in Rota and in Spain, so that you can show them all the things that you first saw new and experienced,” said Pearce. “Being able to change the potential experience they could have, from one of difficulty and disgust at the challenges faced, to one of optimism and opportunity about the amazing things they can see here in a foreign country.” “For the overall morale of the Sailor and their family, this program puts to rest any apprehension that might have been lingering without an answer,” said Barbie Peters, FDNF sponsorship trainer and school liaison officer. “It also lessens the run-around process when getting things done because they have a sponsor who has been provided streamlined guidance on how to accomplish all the necessary tasks prior to the Sailor or family arriving.” Naval Station Rota’s primary FDNF sponsorship goal is to match each Sailor and family from the first ship to make the homeport shift to Rota, the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), to a Team Rota member, and family if appropriate, here in Rota. “It’s a chance to give back, especially if you’ve had good sponsors in the past. It’s also a chance to reach out and meet
Naval Station Rota, Spain Contracting Officer's Representative for Vehicle Processing Center Rota, Master-at-Arms 1st Class Mike Britten discusses shipping a privately owned vehicle (POV) to Rota during the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) sponsorship training July 11. The specialized training focused on the unique move the FDNF ships will have to Rota and how sponsors can better help their sponsorees. (U.S. Navy photo by Morgan Over)
new people, and just do something good for someone else,” said Senior Chief Utilitiesman Sean Stewart. “Everyone in the Navy, especially here in Rota, we’re a big happy family, and that’s how we have to treat each other.” Naval Station Rota is still looking
for sponsorship volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities are open for all Team Rota Sailors and their spouses. If you are interested, please contact FDNF Sponsorship Coordinator Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Tony Guyette at rodger. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Star Family Member Parking Implemented in Rota By MC2 Derric Cushman NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Naval Station Rota, Spain has implemented Gold Star Family parking aboard the Naval Station in an effort to honor the sacrifice of fallen service members. Gold Star Family (GSF) members typically receive gold star status because they are the immediate family members of service members who have been killed in conflict or in support of certain military operations. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) issued a directive June 30 to Navy installations around the world to begin recognizing GSF. Part of Naval Station Rota’s recognition is providing GSF members with designated parking spots on base. “Within the community here in southern Spain
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we have dependents of U.S. service members who have lost a loved one during combat operations, from Vietnam all the way to the current operations in Afghanistan,” said NAVSTA Rota Command Master Chief David Twiford. “We honor their sacrifice to our country even while we serve in Spain.” Designated parking spaces are at the discretion of base commanding officers. They determine parking space availability and location. “We wish we could offer more than just a parking spot but for now if we can make it a little easier to use the NEX or find a close spot at the hospital, then we are happy to help. We want them to know they are still important to us, and as a community we honor them,” said Twiford.
Gold Star Family parking, shown above, is available in Rota for family members of service members killed in conflict or in support of certain military operations. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derric Cushman)
Rota Hosts First Big Latch On in August
Avoid Heat Stress This Summer
July 18, 2013
Remember Summertime Water Safety The Coastline
It’s hard to believe that it is mid-July, and we are already halfway through the summer. We’ve spoken many times about how we must always incorporate “safety” into everything we do. With the heat of summer already here, I want to touch upon water sports safety, especially boating/ fishing/sailing, which are already popular recreational activities. Here are some basic boating tips that we should be aware of when taking any type of boat out on the water: - Learn to swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. This includes anyone participating in any boating activity. Capt. Greg S. Pekari - Wear a life jacket. Use life COMNAVACT Spain jackets for yourself and your passengers when boating and fishing. More than 80 percent of people who drown in boating accidents weren't wearing life jackets. - Alcohol and boating don't mix. This is stating the obvious. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance and coordination.
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According to statistics, more than 50 percent of drownings result from boating accidents involving alcohol. For the same reasons it is dangerous to operate an automobile while under the influence of alcohol, people should not operate a boat while drinking alcohol. It makes good sense. - Develop a plan. Anytime you go out in a boat, give someone you trust details about where you will be and how long you will be gone. This is important because if the boat is delayed due to an emergency, becomes lost or encounters other problems (weather), you want help to be able to reach you. Carrying a cell phone will also help alleviate some of the communication issues. - Watch the weather. Know the weather conditions and sea states. The winds can be very strong creating choppy water. Bring a radio along and keep a close eye on the weather. - Bring emergency supplies. Maps, flares and a first aid kit are some items you might want to bring. Put them in a floating pouch. - Check the boat landing for any local regulations applicable on the waterway where you will be boating. These safety tips are not all inclusive, and it’s always smart to do some research/preparation on your own. Think ahead and have a game plan before you hit the water. As always - enjoy your summer and think safety!
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Medical Home Port Summer Update Medical Home Port, USNHRS
Permanent change of station (PCS) season is upon us. Familiar faces are leaving as new faces are wandering around the NEX and Commissary. This means you will notice a few changes within Medical Home Port (MHP). We have several providerswho are departing from U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, but we have wonderful providers arriving ready to take care of all your health care needs. We are saying farewell to Lt. Cmdr. Michael Smiley, Cmdr. David Lesser, Capt. Susan Steiner, Capt. Kenneth Pugh and Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Peter Janse. Additionally, because there are staffing shortages in other departments, two of our family physicians, Lt. Trent Price and Cmdr. Karlwin Matthews, must continue the critical mission of Navy health care in the Emergency Department. We understand many of
you have grown accustomed to your MHP team; however, as we transition providers, you will still receive the same exemplary care you were receiving as the rest of your Medical Home Port team should remain the same. As we welcome the new providers, you should receive a letter from Tricare indicating your new Primary Care Manager. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Medical Home Port at 727-3606/3459. We would be happy to speak with you.
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July 18, 2013
Nine-digit ZIP Codes Mandatory for Mobile Units By Debbie Dortch NAVSUP Corporate Communications
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Effective immediately, family, friends, and businesses sending mail to Navy mobile units must use a nine-digit ZIP code to ensure delivery, according to an ALNAV message released Friday by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. Mail not addressed correctly, including mail already en route, will be returned to the sender as undeliverable. "Every mobile unit - ships, squadrons, detachments, et cetera - has a unique nine-digit ZIP code," said Naval Supply Systems Command Postal Policy Division Director Thomas Rittle. "Commanding officers will provide the correct ZIP codes to Sailors so they can notify their correspondents about the new address requirement."
According to the message, "The United States Postal Service (USPS) is resizing military mail processing operations from two coastal locations to one located in Chicago, Ill. to gain efficiencies in military mail delivery. As part of this effort, new procedures affecting configuration of mobile Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses have been implemented to completely leverage automated mail sorting equipment and reduce manual sorting workload." USPS automated equipment is set up to read the nine-digit ZIP code separated with a dash between the first five digits and the last four digits. The nine-digit ZIP code is required for all classes of mail. The ALNAV message is available at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/ reference/messages/Documents/ALNAVS/ALN2013/ALN13047.txt.
Furloughs Reduce Services Passport Services: Due to the civilian furloughs, tourist and no fee passports and new birth applications cannot be picked up or processed at PSD on Fridays, through Sept. 20. Tourist passports, however, can still be picked up at Admin in Building 1 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Navy College Office: Due to the furlough, Navy College Office (NCO) staff will be out of the office every Friday through September. NCO staff will be in the office Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. The on-base colleges will maintain their usual hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please use NCOs voicemail at 727-2785/2798 or email email@example.com and they will return messages.
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week With Rota's First Big Latch On By Heather Snyder EDIS Rota
July 18, 2013
To raise awareness of the benefits of breast-feeding and the need for global support, every year Aug. 1 - 7 the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breast-feeding, plus global and governmental goals. To mark this occasion, at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 2 and 3 thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/ children across the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breast-feeding event in multiple locations. The Big Latch On is based on the principles of community development, and provides the opportunity for breastfeeding women to get together in their local communities, host their own events and identify opportunities for on-going support. The First Big Latch On took place in New Zealand in 2005. It has now taken off globally and in 2012, 8,862 children were counted breast-feeding as part of the Global Big Latch On. Each year the goal is to break the record from the previous year. Please join us in achieving this goal.
Rotaâ€™s First Big Latch On will take place at the Rio Salado Park in Las Palmeras Housing next to the outdoor pool. The event will open at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 2. The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) clinic will be teaming with Women, Infant and Children (WIC) and other departments of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota to offer many fun activities and door prizes. A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. The latch on will begin at 10:30 a.m. to be followed by yoga for mothers and an infant massage demonstration. Please join us in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and BYOB (bring your own blanket!). For more information contact, check out Rota EDIS on Facebook or call Heather Snyder at 727-4029.
June 2 Baby girl Keilana A. Boeninghaus 6 pounds, 5 ounces Proud parents Jason and Shamoka Boeninghaus
June 7 Baby girl Payton M. Miller 6 pounds, 11 ounces Proud parents Trevor and Amanda Miller
June 2 Baby boy Joaquin M. Griffiths 7 pounds, 8 ounces Proud parents John Griffiths and Samya Cruz
June 9 Baby girl Caliah L. Perez 7 pounds, 1 ounce Proud parents Pablo and Ashleigh Perez
June 4 Baby boy Liam D. Hulett 6 pounds, 15 ounces Proud parents Juan Hulett and Maria Delgado
June 25 Baby girl Adrianna R. Barilla 5 pounds, 13 ounces Proud parents Dominic and Candice Barilla
July 18, 2013
July 18, 2013
Avoid Heat Stress This Season by Knowing the Signs By William S. Legge
USNHRS Safety Officer
To assess heat risk for the Rota community, the Safety and Industrial Hygiene Department at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota has deployed its Automated Heat Stress System (AHSS) monitoring station on site for the summer season. The AHSS unit measures and transmits real-time Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) “heat stress” readings to a dedicated computer. The AHSS computer program interprets the data and is relayed as real-time heat condition information, per the Navy’s Heat Flag Warning system, for heat stress index categories to the U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Internet site for 24/7 access. The heat flag conditions are outlined below: (1) White flag - When the WBGT index is less than 80, extremely intense physical exertion is needed to cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Although no outdoor restrictions are mandatory, caution should be taken. (2) Green flag (80 - 84.9 degrees Fahrenheit WBGT) - Utilize discretion in planning heavy exercise for non-acclimatized personnel because the environment is at a marginal heat stress limit for all personnel. - Heavy exercise for non-acclimatized personnel should be conducted with caution and under responsible supervision. The buddy system is recommended. - Heavy exercise for acclimated personnel is unre-
stricted. - Drink 1 quart of cool water per hour. Use 75 percent work and 25 percent rest for outdoor work (example: 45 minutes work and 15 minutes rest). Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible with continued exposure. (3) Yellow flag (85 - 87.9 degrees Fahrenheit WBGT) - Strenuous exercise and activity must be curtailed or markedly reduced for new and non-acclimatized personnel during the first two weeks of heat exposure. Heat stress can occur. - Strenuous exercise is limited to those acclimated 14 days or longer. - Drink 1 - 2 quarts of cool water per hour. Use a buddy system and have teams monitor each other's condition. Use 50 percent work and 50 percent rest* (example: 30 minutes work and 30 minutes rest). Heat cramps are likely. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are possible with continued exposure. *You will also note current Rota air temperature displayed under WBGT index. (4) Red flag (88 - 89.9 degrees Fahrenheit WBGT) - Strenuous exercise must be curtailed for all personnel with less than 12 weeks training in hot weather. Heat stress is likely to occur. - All physical training should be halted for those who have not become thoroughly acclimated by at least 30 days of physical activity at this temperature. Those who are acclimated may carry on limited activity.
- Drink 2 quarts of cool water per hour. Use a buddy system and have teams monitor each other's condition. Use 25 percent work and 75 percent rest (example: 15 minutes work with 45 minutes rest). Heat stroke is possible with continued exposure. (5) Black flag (>90 degrees Fahrenheit WBGT) Non-mission essential physical training and strenuous exercise must be suspended for all personnel. Heat stress will occur in most cases. - Outdoor work should be limited to critical missions only (requires commander approval). Use 25 percent work and 75 percent rest (example: 15 minutes work with 45 minutes rest). Use a buddy system and have teams monitor each other's condition. Drink 2 quarts of cool water per hour. Heat stroke is likely with continued exposure. The real time heat warning flag stress conditions can be accessed by all community members via the hospital’s public, non-restricted webpage at http://www. med.navy.mil/sites/nhrota/Pages/Home.aspx
The above screen capture shows a reading of the Automated Heat Stress System in Rota. Screen capture courtesy of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota.
July 18, 2013
July 18, 2013
Cycling Club Travels Europe By Cheryl Clint Salerno Contributing Writer
A few years back I wrote an article about boating and biking on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Since these are my favorite things to do in the world, I returned to the region only to discover Europe’s new frontier with rekindled rewards. Some may view this section of the world as remote and isolated, when in fact Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro - with its sun-soaked islands - is a fascinating crusty land in a complex corner of Europe. Untouched by tourism with mostly sparsely populated regions and azure waters, olive groves, bee farms, vineyards and fjords, this area offers unique little towns and beautiful island countryside. Croatia is located in central and south-
The Rota Cycling Club pauses for a photo break at the fjord Kotor in Montenegro on a recent cycling trip across Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. Photos by Cheryl Clint Salerno.
east Europe, bordering Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east, Bosnia-Herzegovina to the south and Montenegro to the west. July 1 marked the day Croatia became the European Union's 28th member; so the euro will be its currency and most everyone speaks English. Along the coast there are more than 350 natural harbors and marinas with pristine white sandy beaches. My husband and I had always seen a variety of bike touring companies offering “once in a lifetime” biking expeditions across great lands like Vietnam, Greece, Italy and North America. A couple of years ago we delighted in Croatia immensely with “island hopping” tours which combine active journeys to relaxed cruises, so we invited others from the Rota Cycling Club (RCC) to join us again along the Southern Dalmatia region of Croatia and unbeknownst to us, turned out to be another unbelievable adventure of a lifetime. Six members of RCC embarked on a motor driven sailboat that provided biking, swimming, eating, strolling, whitewater rafting and partying. The guides and crew of the boat were friendly, the scenery was magical and the delicious local food on board was even better than most restaurants. There are more than 1,100 islands along the coastline of Croatia and we vis-
Alcohol and Energy Drinks Weekly Health Tip
Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
Energy drinks and alcohol are a dangerous combination common among young adult drinkers. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, energy drinks contain large quantities of caffeine or stronger stimulants such as yohimbine or evodamine, which are more dangerous than caffeine. Energy drinks mixed with alcohol or premixed caffeinated alcoholic beverages present major threats to your health and safety. Drinkers believe that caffeine/stimulants in energy drinks counteract the effects of alcohol when they are mixed. This is not true, according to a toxicology professor from the University of Florida; it is a dangerous illusion that may lead to increased risk-taking behavior. These drinkers believe they are less drunk and proceed to binge drink and become even more intoxicated than those drinking alcohol alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge drinking is responsible for more than half of all alcohol related deaths. Mixing alcohol with energy drinks also puts you at risk for being taken advantage of sexually, or taking advantage of someone else. You are also more likely to ride in a car with a drunk driver. If you drink alcohol with an energy drink you may experience an irregular or rapid heartbeat. The stimulants in the energy drinks stress your body, causing it to release chemicals that affect your heart. The long term effects of mixing alcohol and energy drinks is still unknown, but why take the risk? Keep active Rota and stay Healthy for Life.
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Community/Navy college news
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NMCRS Seeks Volunteers
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop is seeking volunteers. Teens and adults are welcome. Want to get out of the house and meet new people? The Thrift Shop could use your help. Please call the NMCRS office at 727-1614 for more details.
Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.
Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities
Child Find for children 3 - 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please contact Linda Hill at 727-4185 or 727-4435.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
AA meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base Chapel. Call the DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.
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July 18, 2013
eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407.
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 ERAU's website at http:// worldwide.erau.edu or contact your local office at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.
ERAU Term Five Classes
Start off the new academic year right and sign up for one of the upcoming Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) classes starting locally Aug. 12. Classes include: ASCI202 - Intro to Aeronautical Science condensed for two weekends in September; ENGL106 - Intro to Composition, condensed during one week in September; MATH112 - College Mathematics for Aviation II meeting every Tuesday for nine weeks; and SFTY320 - Human Factors in Aviation Safety condensed for two weekends in August and October. To request a syllabus or to obtain further details, please contact the ERAU office at 727-2984 or email@example.com. If none of these classes work around your schedule, consider enrolling in one of the five different learning modalities. Contact ERAU for more information.
Central Texas College (CTC)
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.
OU: Leadership in Organizations Seminar
Seminar in Leadership in Organizations is a graduate level elective course that
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July 18, 2013
My Smelly Life; What Are You Surrounded By? Have you ever wondered what you smell like to other people? At the very least I know you’ve tried to smell your own breath before. We’ve all done that (right?). One time when I was in middle school I spent well over an hour in a candle store (don’t ask). This particular candle store was inside a mall. For some strange reason I’ve always liked the smell of the mall with its scent of new clothes, store brand cologne, fast food, cleaning products and mop water. I know that Chaplain Timothy Miller what I’m saying is getting weirder and weirder, but keep reading. I’d always liked the smell of the mall until the day I spent an hour in a candle store. I’m not exactly sure what happened. At first I was overwhelmed by the scents of all the candles, but after a while, the store didn’t really smell like anything at all and I could no longer smell the individual scents of candles. However, when I walked out of the candle store back into the mall, I was overwhelmed by one of the most awful smells I’ve ever smelled in my life. It was as if I
was used to the awful smells around me before I spent time in the candle store, but after spending time with the beautiful scents of flowers and vanilla and fruit and fresh linen, I was able to smell every single distinct, nasty smell that this world can produce. I looked around, thinking maybe something happened in the mall that produced such a smell, but everyone was walking around and talking like normal, as if nothing was wrong. And as far as I could tell, I wasn’t the one producing the smell, since no one was making faces at me or going out of their way to avoid me. The change was within me. Sometimes we make decisions, engage in behaviors and say certain things that offend others, and upon reflection we realize that sometimes we even offend ourselves. We become the source of offensiveness, like an offensive smell that fills a room. When this happens, we realize that we need to change. The problem is we are used to the patterns of thought and actions that we’ve been living in for years, so change doesn’t come easily, and is often a frustrating endeavor of fits and starts. Sometimes the approach to change is focused on trying to have the strength of will to keep from engaging in certain behaviors or thinking certain thoughts. The problem is that when those things seem attractive to us, our wills aren’t very strong.
Let me suggest an easier way. Think about how my sense of smell changed after leaving the candle store. I didn’t do anything to change it. Rather, the change happened to me. Why? Because I surrounded myself with more pleasant scents. Even still, I can’t will myself to smell what I smelled on that day. I can only smell it after being in an environment that smells radically different for a while. So think about what you surround yourself with. Are the behaviors you want to change the same behaviors that everyone else around you engages in? Perhaps you need a new social group. Are the thoughts you want to change the same thoughts that come through the movies you watch? Perhaps you need to be more careful about what you are taking in. Are the attitudes and feelings that are bringing down your life the same attitudes and feelings expressed in the music you listen to? Perhaps you need to spend some time exploring a new musical library. If you try this I think what you’ll find is that, after a while, the old habits, thoughts and actions seem a lot less attractive. The world smells different. You smell different. Change is happening to you. Scripture tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. This is what I’m talking about. If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this, please call 727-2161.
New Opportunity for Latter Day Saints in Rota
Chapel Job Opportunities Protestant Religious Education Director Please contact Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Leondra HawkinsChavis at 727-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.
The Latter Day Saints meet at the Capilla at the Chapel, Sunday, 7 p.m. The LDS Family Home meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. LDS scripture study/Institute will meet on Thursdays, beginning today.
Catholic Priest Please contact Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Leondra HawkinsChavis at 727-2161 or email@example.com for all inquiries.
Vacation Bible School Who: Pre-K through 6th grade Place: Rota base Chapel Date: July 29 - Aug. 2 Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Come by the Chapel to sign up! To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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is applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development as well as the Master of Human Relations. This course will provide an inclusive paradigm for the study of leadership and leadership theory by giving students the opportunity to analyze the major leadership models and approaches, apply leadership theory in practical situations and discuss contemporary issues of leadership in service and non-service organizations. This seminar is a one-week intensive format, Sept. 10 - 15. For more information on this course or to register, please contact the OU site director at 727-2799 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU Offers FREE Public Service Seminars
The University of Oklahoma offers free public service seminars to interested commands, agencies and the community on various topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Your agency can enjoy a free seminar that promotes healthy active listening, better understanding of people's behaviors in organizations, creative problem solving or other topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Seminars can be tailored or personalized to meet your goals; most are completed in less than an hour and allow flexibility during times that are convenient during your work hours. For more information, and to find out about the next opportunity, please contact the Rota site director at 727-2799 or email@example.com.
OU Offers Master of Human Relations
The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program
focuses on organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught Tuesday through Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU Offers Certificates
The University of Oklahoma offers individuals with a bachelor’s degree or OU graduate students certificates in Human Resource Diversity and Development or Helping Skills in Human Relations. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or email at email@example.com.
DGF News New Student Registration
Registration for the 2013 - 2014 school year for new middle/high school students is July 30. Registration is by appointment only. Please call 727-4181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
Life Skills Your Teens Should Know
Thursday and July 25, 30, 1 - 2 p.m. To help our kids become happy adults, we have to give them the gift of competence. Kids who can handle everyday tasks, from
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laundry to banking, are happier and more confident. Whether they're still under your roof or heading off to college, it's never too early to start teaching them how to be self-sufficient. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, 9 -11 a.m. Have you been assigned as a sponsor? If so, take a couple hours out of your work day to receive the latest information to pass on to your sponsoree. The subject matter experts from housing, Personnel Support Detachment, personal property, WIC and the school liaison officer will let you know everything you need to know to ensure incoming personnel have a smooth and hassle-free transfer. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Call 727- 3232 for more information or to sign up.
Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or email your résumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual halfhour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.
Summer ICR for 5 - 12 year olds
Friday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Bring your kids to the Fleet and Family Support Center to have fun and learn more about Spanish culture and language. We are going to visit a local farm where children will have the opportunity to see how vegetables are grown and animals are raised. It also includes a snack and a workshop. A tourist train will take you to the farm. An adult must accompany your child. See "FFSC NEWS," page 19
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Activities Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota Sevilla, bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577, http://www.realmaestranza.com Sevilla, Reales Alcázar (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets €8.50 Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. Juega con los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto, Saturdays, 6 p.m., call 956-85-3960 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 http://www.realescuela.org River Journey “Sanlucar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park,” Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., adult tickets €16.50, children €8.20. Call 956-363813 or visit http://www.visitasdonana.com
Gonzalez Byass Bodega, Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6 p.m., tickets €12
Marina Heredia in concert, Friday, 10 p.m., Alcazar de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, €18
Sandeman Bodega, Jerez de la Frontera, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 p.m.
Jazz Festival, Tuesday, 10 p.m., Plaza de la Asuncion (downtown), Jerez, free admission
Barbadillo Bodega, Sanlucar, Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m., tickets €3
Bullfights La Linea, bullring, regular bullfight, Friday, 7:30 p.m., six bulls from Gavira’s ranch for Manuel Diaz “El Cordobes,” “El Fandi” and Curro Duarte La Linea, bullring, novel bullfight, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., six young bulls from Domecq’s ranch for Luis Miguel Casares, Javier Anton and Rafael Cerro
Flamenco Flamenco show by Maria Maestre, Aug. 6, 10 p.m., Plaza de la Asuncion, Jerez de la Frontera, free admission “Copla y Flamenco,” flamenco show by Maria Martinez and Manuel Pantoja, Aug. 13, 10 p.m., Plaza de la Asuncion, Jerez de la Frontera, free admission
“Emociones en el Flamenco,” painting display by Alberto Lorca, through July 31, Museo Municipal Taurino, Chiclana, Cadiz
Flamenco recital by Miguel Poveda, Aug. 14, 10:30 p.m., El Puerto de Santa Maria bullring
“AmeriCadiz,” photo display by Manuel Vera and Carlos Gonzalez, through Dec. 31, Castillo de San Sebatian, Cadiz
“Cociertos Para La Libertad”, flamenco guitar concert by Paco de Lucia, Aug. 17, Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz, tickets €35 - 70
Fito y Fitipaldis in concert, Aug. 1, Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz Melendi in concert, Aug. 2, Las Palomas Bullring, Algeciras Pastora Soler in concert, Aug. 3, 10 p.m., bullring, San Fernando, tickets €20 - 30 Manuel Campello “El Bicho” in concert, Aug. 3, visit http:// www.guiadecadiz.com
Sports Horse races, Aug. 2 - 4 and 16 - 18, 6 p.m., Bajo de Guia, Las Piletas beaches, Sanlucar de Barrameda Pro-Action Spercross (BMX Bike Race) Spanish Open 2013, Aug. 9 - 10, 8:30 and 10 p.m., La Lagunilla, Chipiona, tickets € 20 - 25 adults, €15 children, visit http://www.rickyspro-action.com
Upcoming Activities Veladas y Fiestas de La Linea de La Concepcion, through Sunday Fiestas del Carmen y Lunes del Toro, Saturday through Monday, Grazalema Grazalema, running of the bull, Monday, 8 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.
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Team Rota in the Spotlight PS3 Jerrell Dean By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A native of Indianapolis, Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Jerrell Dean enlisted in the Navy in 2012. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Personnel Specialist “A” School at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Miss. Once training was complete, he reported to the Personnel Service Detachment aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain in January 2013. Dean’s primary responsibilities are processing entitlements for members throughout Europe, and assisting with pay issues. Dean said his biggest accomplishments thus far are graduating from boot camp and completing “A” School. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby
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By Jeff Anttila Guest Writer
One of the most exciting aspects to any road trip is that you will always encounter something unexpected. In fact, it’s kind of expected to encounter the unexpected. When I made a road trip through New Mexico I found a famous network of caves that spanned several miles and seasonally occupied by bats, and an endless desert of sand dunes as white as snow and as fine as sugar. In Arizona I came across ancient Native American cliff dwellings, and some of the best beer I ever tasted. And in Ireland my wife and I constantly came across dilapidated cathedrals, castles and various stone towers strategically positioned to guard some geographical boundaries that no longer exist today. Taking a road trip is to experience the unanticipated. Day 6 This day we set out to drive the famous Ring of Kerry. Since the road was relatively light of traffic and the twists and turns a bit exhilarating to navigate, my wife decided that she would like a turn behind the wheel and attempt her abilities on the opposite side of the road. For the most part she
did better than I. At least she stayed in her lane, well, most of the time. It takes about three to four hours to drive the entire route depending how often you stop to take pictures. If you ask any of the Irish they say it has been overdeveloped and that they prefer the Ring of Dingle. As a foreigner never knowing the Ring of Kerry prior to its overdeveloped state, I found it to be a very beautiful drive with amazing viewpoints and epically flowing landscapes. But we decided to continue on north anyways - following where the Irish pointed us - and stayed in another bed-and-breakfast above a bar in the small town of Dingle. The beauty of having no itinerary in your travels is that you can go anywhere and do anything without the slightest hindrance. And usually you will discover significantly better options for your travels through chatting with the locals, particularly if they’re Irish. The Irish are renowned for their hospitality and I cannot argue against it. Not only were we pointed toward a town that we must visit, but also roads that were more scenic to travel on. Furthermore, every B&B we checked into - not having reserved a
room before hand - welcomed us warmly into their home and immediately gave us a key to a room without taking even my name, not to mention my money. They always said, “Oh, we can deal with all that when you check out.” And if you asked a question they were always sure to give you at least three answers. Day 7 We stayed overnight in Dingle eating and drinking merrily with the locals, and the next day, after yet another fine Irish breakfast, we continued on the road that traced the Dingle Peninsula. I can now understand why the Irish prefer the Ring of Dingle to the Ring of Kerry. Every kilometer we drove, the resounding beauty of this Irish coast only increased. Gently sloping hills that met the sea with ease transformed into staggering cliffs that towered hundreds of feet above crashing waves. Farmlands pushed their boundaries to the very periphery of the terrain, until land met sky and nothing but a precipitous descent followed. Sheep and cows grazed lazily along the edges of these cliffs, appearing to be just another day for them. See "EXPAT," page 15
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We followed some signs, along with other local advice, and caught a ferry that brought us over to the Skellig Ring. We simply did not want the drive to end. Narrow, winding roads met with spectacle after spectacle of sweeping views, rocky mountainous terrain and villages dotting the coastline. We stopped more times than I can remember to take a picture, only to drive over the next hill to stop again and take yet another picture. Eventually, we made our way to Ennis to where we thought we would end up staying for the night. However, Ennis is a small city or very large town, and after staying several days and nights in small Irish villages along the coast, that’s all we wanted. So we walked around Ennis for an hour and then quickly left for the coast again, where we chanced upon a small town by the name of Lahinch and a wonderful B&B that overlooked the ocean. The waves that day were the biggest the locals had seen in years. They crashed against the stone barriers that separated the buildings from the sea as children ran from the down pour of salt water that fell from the sky, only to return and wait for the next big swell. The day we arrived in Lahinch was
strangely enough one of only two days that all of Ireland does not sell or largely consume alcohol. Supposedly Good Friday, along with Christmas Day, the sale of alcohol is prohibited in the Republic of Ireland and we just happened to be in Ireland on Good Friday. I couldn’t get over the irony of being in a country renowned for beer consumption and not being able to buy a pint of beer anywhere. I was surrounded by some of the best beer in the world and not a pint to drink. Nonetheless, it did give my liver a muchneeded break. Day 8 We drove to the Cliffs of Moher that are located just north of Lahinch before we began our long drive back to Dublin. I say long drive but in reality to drive from one coast of Ireland to the other only takes about three or so hours. Because the U.S. is a
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very large country, and taking a road trip is a favored pastime of many Americans, driving in Ireland and other countries for that matter is not all that bad when it comes to distance; however, navigating street signs, driving conditions and styles of other driving cultures is another thing, but I digress. The Cliffs of Moher are certainly a sight to behold. Massive in scale and forever hemming the coast of Ireland, the wind whips up its jagged, rock face and pummels its onlookers nearly knocking them over. Water crashed below the lookout towers that loom on the cliffs above as the freezing wind stiffened our faces and numbed our ears and noses. We walked the path from one of these towers to view another in the distance, pausing numer-
ous times to take one picture after another. The magnitude of the cliffs alone was so captivating that we had to pause just to look at them over and over again. A short, slate barrier kept people from straying off the path for the most part, but many simply jumped the small wall and sat or sprawled out along the edge of the cliff, possibly testing their courage or lunacy. Along with several signs warning about the risks of being too close to the edge hence the possibilities of one plummeting to their death - there were also others that offered assistance to those willingly wanting to take their life. My presumption is that they have had some issues with this. Eventually we made our way back to the car allowing blood to return into our faces and extremities as we began driving toward Dublin where we visited a jail that housed some of the most famous names in all of Ireland, one of the biggest and most majestic libraries in the world and drank the “black stuff” overlooking all of Dublin in one of the most renowned breweries in the world. But that is another story. Jeff Anttila is a regular columnist, expatriate and Navy brat living in Rota. Find his articles here in The Coastline. The views, expressions, representations, along with any cultural or humorous references are solely reflective upon this autobiographer and his experiences. All photos by Jeff Anttila.
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ited only six over the course of the week. They included the bay side town of Omis with pirate castles perched on the cliffs and exhilarating white water rafting in the valley of the Cetina River. Brac, where we had our swimming break between islands and is known for its white marble which has been used for the White House in Washington. We shopped on the island of Hvar. We stayed the night in Stari Grad, which is a mecca for artists and art lovers. We also visited Korcula Island which vies with Venice for the title of the birthplace of Marco Polo. We visited the small island of Vis, with a small population of 3,617. And finally the island of Solta, where walled fields of lavender, rosemary and fig trees lined the roads. When we got off the boat and said goodbye to 30 new “friends” we had spent the week with, from all over the world, we rented a car and headed south. We spent one night exploring Dubrovnik and a couple hours drive south we crossed into the tiny and new country of Montenegro after stopping for lunch in the once-war-torn sliver of Bosnia-Herzegovina. While on
the ferry crossing, along the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, we were struck by this low-key humble village that simply took our breath away. We were greeted by a young, local, good looking guy jockeying to take us out on his dinghy to an island in the middle of the bay. The people were friendly, helpful and trusting. We rented bikes from the only family in town and rode 50 kilometers around this quiet bay, stopping for lunch and soaking up the awe-inspiring views. When we returned, we were told to return the bikes in front of his shop because “we’re all family here with nothing to worry about.” The next day they were exactly where we left them. The accommodations in Montenegro are clean, cheap, friendly and very welcoming. The owners at our B&B served us homemade cheese, wines, desserts and local cuisine on the patio each night. Montenegro, once part of Yugoslavia, is a noticeably poorer country than its northern neighbor. However, nothing can detract from the natural beauty of the mountains, bay and forests. After sunset, the impressive 4.5-kilometer- (3-mile) long walled fortress, along the face of the mountain, lights up with a yellow glow. With its subtropical climate, this picturesque medieval old town is a UNESCO world
Dubrovnik, Croatia, above, is one of several countries the Rota Cycling Club visited during a weeklong trip. Photo by Cheryl Clint Salerno.
heritage site The main town along the Bay of Kotor is Perast and has been fortified since the early Middle Ages. One morning before the sun got too hot, we went on a rigorous (and borderline insane) hike for two hours. With more than 1,350 steps and 1,200 meters, the hike was along the jagged walls high above the fjord as we sought a panoramic view of the bay. What we saw was breathtaking and stunning. Sitting at
the top on the steps of The Church of St. John there were stupendous vistas of the fjord and fabulous birds-eye-view of the old town below. Since your time is limited at Naval Station Rota, be sure and explore the local villages nearby, the fascinating culture of Spain and the diverse and varied areas of Europe. If you have any questions regarding travel or the Rota Cycling Club please contact me at Luckygal1374@gmail.com.
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OTHER PICKS THIS WEEK
Thursday, July 18th 1 p.m. Despicable Me Part 2 2D 3:30 p.m. World War Z 2D
(PG), 98’ (PG13), 115’
6:30 p.m. The Internship
The Purge (R) 85’. Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment.
Friday, July 19th 1 p.m. Monsters University 3D 3:30 p.m. The Lone Ranger
(G), 102’ (PG13), 135’
6:30 p.m. After Earth
Saturday, July 20th 1 p.m. Despicable Me 2 2D 3:30 p.m. Pacific Rim 3D 6:30 p.m. This Is the End
The Heat (PG), 98’ (PG13), 131’
Theater, July 27th, 6:30 p.m.
This Is the End Theater, July 20th, 6:30 p.m. July 25th, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21st 1 p.m. Monsters University 2D 3:30 p.m. White House Down 2D 6:30 p.m. The Purge
(G), 102’ (PG13), 137’ (R), 85’
Thursday, July 25th 1 p.m. Despicable Me Part 2 3D 3:30 p.m. Man of Steel 3D 6:30 p.m. This Is the End
(PG), 98’ (PG13), 143’ (R), 107’
Friday, July 26th 1 p.m. Pacific Rim 2D 3:30 p.m. World War Z 3D
6:30 p.m. The Wolverine 3D☺
(PG13), 131’ (PG13), 115’ (PG13), 126’
6:30 p.m. The Heat☺
(G), 102’ (PG13), 119’ (R), 117’
Sunday, July 28th 1 p.m. Despicable Me 2 2D 3:30 p.m. The Lone Ranger
6:30 p.m. The Wolverine 2D☺
Theater, July 26th, 6:30 p.m. July 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Theater, July 20th, 3:30 p.m. July 26th, 3:30 p.m.
MWR’s Movie Info Line: 727-2624. Theater Phone Number: 727-2328 Check www.rotamwr.com for full listing.
Saturday, July 27th 1 p.m. Monsters University 3D 3:30 p.m. The Internship
(PG), 98’ (PG13), 135’ (PG13), 126’
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.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir, (R) Action, Comedy, Crime 117’ Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn’t get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Lassen, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Lassen has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Lassen, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas is very territorial.
The Wolverine Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen (PG13) Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 126’ In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle.
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Pacific Rim (PG13) 131’. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba. When legions of monstrous creatures started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Monsters University (G) 102’. Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman. Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Thursday at 4 p.m. prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for non-commercial goods. Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Karen Lucas at Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or fax to 956-54-2997.
2006 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY: Great 7-passengervanwithallthebellsandwhistles,70K miles,asking$10K, OBO. Call Eric at 652-65-6180. 2006 CADILLAC CTS: 3.6L, automatic, leather, fully loaded, excellent condition, Euro. spec., 35K kilometers, $15K. Call Lee at 690-39-9844. 2004VOLVOC70:Convertible,loaded,American spec., 41K miles, $7,500. Call 609-01-2093. SAAB AUTOMATIC: Luxury version, one owner, sound car, €1,290. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. 1995 BMW 316i: €2,300 euros, 125K miles, great shape, call 653-78-0296. 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. CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE: Custom paint, automatic transmission, American spec., 39k miles, too many features to list, car show award winner, only one like it in Spain. Best offer or trade, call 626-23-2660. 1999 AUDI A6 QUATTRO: V6, 2.6L, Bose speakers, power everything, leather, too many new parts to list, runs excellent, rare find, AWD, €4,800 OBO. Call 626-23-2660. 2002 FORD FOCUS STATION WAGON: 1.8L turbo diesel, great fuel economy, Ford’s ghia mint condition, like new inside and out, passed ITV, 119K miles, 4 new tires, my personal car, €3,290. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. MERCEDES E320 ELEGANCE: Automatic, 4WD, 110K miles, full Mercedes service records, €6K, one owner, 653-78-9296. 2002 VW GOLF TDI: Reliable, fuel efficient, good car, 100K miles, black, €5K, 653-78-0296.
FREE TO GOOD HOME: One male, 5 month old kittens need a good home. Please contact Nick at 659-46-0533 if you’re interested in adding great kittens to your family.
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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.
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 68520-4466 or email@example.com. 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, rooftop terrace, 3-minute walk to marina and beach, furn. optional, €1,200/mo negotiable. Free Internet and cable, English-speaking landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.
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DETACHED HOUSE, FUERTE CIUDAD: Next to the beach, 3 bdrm. (1 in the basement), 3 bath, laundry rm., nice terrace with views to the ocean, private parking. Price €700, A-1216. Call 956-85-0183. BEAUTIFULNEWHOUSEINVISTAHERMOSA: 1,050 m2 plot, 400 m2 house, 5 bdrm., 4 bath, big basement, pool, central heating, A/C, garage, alarm system, near the beach, €3K/mo., A-1206. Call 956-85-0183. SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 270 m2 plot, 156 m2 house, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, big laundry area, nice terrace, driveway, €1,150, A-0346. Call 956-85-0183. BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA:3bdrm.,2bathwithawesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken). HUGE HOUSE FOR RENT IN FUENTEBRAVIA: Near beach and base, 6 bdrm., 4 bath, large kitchen and playroom, available now, €2,100/ mo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 pump 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). 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST MIN. PCS SPECIAL: Hidden gem in Rota, 5 min. walk to beach, parks, shopping, restaurants, etc. Townhouse w/solar panels and brand new everything - you name it, we've upgraded it, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, private garage, safe, quiet, tons of storage, BIG master bdrm., lrg. patio, top floor terrace w/extra room. Internet/phone, maintenance, bank fees incl. Call 697-39-7691 or email marthapalm@ yahoo.com, €1,500 (negotiable), American owners, listed in housing. NEW DUPLEX IN ROTA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and laundry rm., lvg./dng. rm., garage, storage rm., central heating, A/C and fireplace, large terrace with views to the pool and rooftop terrace. Call Ana at 647-91-2971. NICE COUNTRY HOUSE 5 MINUTES FROM ROTA GATE: Located on Santa Teresa Road, 2 bdrm., lvg. rm., bath and enclosed porch, enclosed garage 100 m2, 2,000 m2 yard with a covered picnic area with tile floor and electricity. The entire property is enclosed and has well water for the yard, pets are welcome, €1,224/mo. (negotiable). Call 636-95-8373. PRETTY TOWNHOUSE IN NEW AREA OF ROTA: Lots of light, 2 bdrm. (one large), private parking, big basement, 80 m2 terrace with lots of sun and okay for barbecue. Call 629-73-7038. FIRST LINE APARTMENTS ON LA COSTILLA BEACH: 4 minutes to base, 3, 2, 1 bdrm., fully equipped kitchen, bath, lvg./dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat, furn./unfurn, parking with automatic door, €1,050 - €1,220 month, listed in housing. Call 656-19-4959. BRAND NEW, BEAUTIFUL TWO STORY FLAT IN CENTER OF ROTA: 1 minute walk to the beach, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, large terrace
with awnings and enclosed glass, views of Rota and beach, lots of light and modern, ideal for a single or a couple, €1,100/ mo. Call José Antonio at 605-51-5363. FLAT FACING THE BEACH: 120 square meters, next to the Playa de la Luz hotel, 20 meters from the sea shore, community pool, private underground parking and large private front yard, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, salon, kitchen fully furnished, A/C and heat, closets, community fees included, English speaking landlords, €1,600 (negotiable). Call Ernesto at 66768-4657 or email email@example.com. 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 http://rotaapartment.wordpress.com/. INDEPENDENT HOUSE TWO 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 675-32-6395 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DUPLEX IN GATED COMMUNITY: 3 bdrm., 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 4307656 email@example.com or see http:// floorplanner.com/projects/23584314-house104-almadraba-complex-gate-2#details. FLAT NEAR ROTA GATE: 104 m2 useable, 3 bdrm. with double windows to block noise, bath with Jacuzzi, kitchen, pantry, laundry,
lvg./dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat in lvg. rm. and bedrooms, furn./unfurn. Call 601-03-5135. DOWNTOWN APARTMENT NEXT TO BEACH: 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.
L E AV E D O N O R P R O G R A M Robert Hemmett of the NAVFAC EURAFSWAPublic 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 AnaMaria.MalvidoG. SP@eu.navy.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. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Home Improvement, painting, gardening, house cleaning. Call Juani at 697-53-0608. 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. Email Galia at firstname.lastname@example.org. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Homecare provider lots of experience. Worked in the states for7years. Firstaid,CPRandcoursesinchildabuse
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.
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 HRO: Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR), NF-0101-04, open until filled, Logistics Management Specialist, GS-0346-11, NAVSUP Rota, closes July 29. Customer service hours are 8 a.m.-4p.m. Call727-1643for more information. MWR: Positions will be filled on a caseby-case basis. Program Assistant (CYP), Supervisory Rec. Specialist (Aquatics), Club Operations Assistant (Hospitality), Recreation Aide (Fitness), Recreation Assistant (Hospitality) and Cashier (Hospitality). Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Preference Entitlement Survey to MWR Personnel Office, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call 727-2596 or 727-3263 or visit http://www.rotamwr.com. UMUC Rota has an immediate opening for a Field Representative. Candidates must have progress toward an associate's degree; a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate work is preferred; background in customer service and the ability to work in a fastpaced and complex environment with accurate attention to detail. Applicants must possess basic office management and clerical skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, and good interpersonal skills. Submit cover letter, application and resume to rota-europe@ umuc.edu. Applicants can drop them off at the Rota office. UMUC Rota can be contacted at 727-2917 or 956-82-2917 for any questions.
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Since the month of July is really hot in this area do not forget to bring some water, a hat and sunscreen. Call 727- 3232 for details and registration. Admission fee: €6
Cultural Seminar: The Spanish Royal Family
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come learn about the history and traditions of this family, their role in Spain today, the king and queen and the heirs to the throne. Call 727- 3232 to sign up.
July 30, 9 - 10 a.m. l owe, l 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.
Developing a Spending Plan
July 31, 9 - 10 a.m. Hands-on training to determine your financial fitness, realize your goals and plan for your future. You will leave the class ready to save, pay down debt and track expenses. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Federal Résumé Format
July 31, 10 - 11 a.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to human resource offices and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal résumé. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.
July 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Unmanaged conflict has caused many hardships in the workplace and at home. It can cause people to suffer, missions to fail and families to separate. Yet, conflict is inevitable. This workshop helps people to manage conflict by examining their attitudes and behaviors when faced with conflicting situations; practicing skills that prevent conflict from escalating; and working with others to solve problems, allowing people to grow, missions to succeed and families to strengthen. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email angel.rivera@ eu.navy.mil.
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July 18, 2013