The Coastline July 19, 2012
Volume 22, Issue 28
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk enjoys breakfast with Naval Station Rota, Spain and tenant command Sailors of the quarter. Van Buskirk said it was a privilege to sit down and have a meal with some of the Navy’s finest Sailors. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)
Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Station Rota By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston and Morgan Over
Writer-Photographer and Writer-Editor, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) visited Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 13, to look at base operations and address base personnel on topics including perform to serve, workforce stabilization and the value of the Navy remaining a force of top performers. Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk enjoyed breakfast with NAVSTA Rota and tenant command Sailors of the quarter, before receiving a base-wide tour followed by all-hands calls. “Rota is a growth industry,” said Van Buskirk. “We continue to be a force that is deploying as we stabilize the workforce ... that’s why we caution ourselves around the world based on our leadership’s demands about where we need to be and where we need to operate and Rota is a key component in that. It’s the focus of our leadership.” Van Buskirk reiterated how vital Rota is concerning the overall success of the Navy and that the naval station is a primary focus right now due to the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) and NATO Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program. “There are a lot of Sailors seeking orders to Rota and that says a lot about this base’s reputation,” he said. Van Buskirk also addressed recruiting goals and needs. “What we offer people as far as careers is important,” said Van Buskirk. “The competition to remain in our service is very key as we are a performance-driven organization.” He spoke of troop reduction levels from 380,000 to 320,000 personnel and addressed the Reserve-active
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mix with regard to missions and deployments. “From a force management perspective, we’re looking good. It’s a good position for our Navy to be in as far as stabilizing ... I think our future looks bright.” Van Buskirk addressed the issue of possible retirement changes during his question and answer session with Sailors. “All those people who are serving right now, we’re not going to change as far as what you get, in terms of what your retirement system is,” he said. “You should not worry specifically about your specific retirement. We don’t know if it’s going to change at all for the future retirement system ... we are going to be grandfathered in. What we came in with is what we’ll stay with.” He mentioned approximately 17 percent of service members make it to the window of retirement while others get out. To conclude the all-hands call with the crew, Van Buskirk presented various awards and reenlisted Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jonathan Le. “Its always an honor and privilege to reenlist in the Navy,” said Le. “Having the opportunity to be reenlisted by the Chief of Naval Personnel is something that I will always remember. I’m going to give it my all and be the best Sailor I can be.” The admiral spoke highly of the professionalism of today’s Navy team. “I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do in this service. I’m proud to be associated with each and every one you,” he said. “We’re a total force made up of active, reserve and civilian components and I think we’re a winning and
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Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk gives the oath of enlistment to Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jonathan Le during an all-hands call at the Gateway Theater. Van Buskirk also presented various awards to Sailors during the ceremony.
successful team.” The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) is responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for Navy's manpower readiness. Dual-titled, CNP also serves as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training Education/N1) and oversees the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command and the Navy Manpower Analysis Center. CNP's conglomerate serves as the single resource for all strategy and resource policies concerning manpower and training program matters.
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July 19, 2012
Construction Update - Rota is Constantly Growing Hola Rota, I hope you’re all enjoying this fantastic summer. This week I wanted to take some time to update you on the status of some of the many construction projects we have ongoing throughout the base. The professionals at the Public Works Department work extremely hard to make sure we have safe, stateof-the-art facilities here. There are currently tens of millions of dollars worth of projects underway, contributing to the comfort/convenience, safety, morale and as always, mission support to the warfighter. Regarding comfort, parts of the Naval Hospital are receiving much needed upgrades to their Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Also, the homes in Las Palmeras recently Capt. Scott C. Kraverath received new heat pumps. COMNAVACTS Spain These changes will increase efficiency, save us a bunch of money as well as help make the summer here a little more bearable. The naval station is also undergoing projects that contribute to the safety of not only our permanent residents, but also transiting service members. One of these involves making wider shoulders on the airfield to help mitigate Foreign Object Damage (FOD). This additional width will help prevent damage to aircraft engines, potentially saving lives. We also are near completion on our new CHRIMP facility, which is used to handle hazardous materials. More on the operational side of the house, we are making a great deal of progress on our new air reception facility and the contract for our new air traffic control tower was awarded last month. We also have on-going repairs being made to the pilings of our fueling pier - over a thousand of them, and a new barrier system has just been installed at the port. All these projects enhance our ability to conduct safe, effective operations in support of the many transiting aircraft and ships we see here. We also have several projects that address quality of life. The duplex conversion project at Las Palmeras is about 80 percent complete, and we are also look-
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ing to perform additional renovations on other homes there next year. You may have noticed work being done at the fitness center - I apologize for the delays and dust there, but several factors have contributed to the delays and we are trying to get back on track as quickly as possible. We have also finished resurfacing of the track and are close to awarding a contract for a new, artificial surface for the ball field and roof for the base pool. I know it is a huge inconvenience, but all these renovation-related closures are part of the process of improving facilities and services for everyone. The David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) football field and track are also receiving extensive upgrades so our championship-caliber teams there can have first class facilities. These are certainly exciting times here in Rota. Between all these projects and planning and preparation for the arrival of the first FDNF ship in about 18 months, all the departments on the base are staying extremely busy - seeing this cooperation and coordination always impresses me. To keep you all better informed, however, I have also asked our Morale, Welfare and Recreation department to start providing a monthly update to additional projects - the bowling alley, theater and many small upgrades we have in the works. These updates will start appearing in this paper soon. As always, I want to thank you for your commitment to the mission and the base. Family Ombudsman Contact Information COMNAVACTS Spain Leah Andino and LaPora Lindsey Cell: 659-90-0862 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com Facebook: NAVSTA Rota Ombudsman Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sheree Warner-Mayo Cell: 616-22-1145 Email: email@example.com EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh, Cell: 648-71-5278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 725th (Key Spouse) Diane Miller Home: 727-4306 Cell: 669-95-2595 Nicole Maneen Home: 727-4585 Cell: 686-51-3234 email@example.com
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July 19, 2012
Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Tips for Parents
By Lt. Michael R. Smiley M.D.
Pediatrician, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
As many people in Rota are aware, there has been a relatively widespread outbreak of hand-foot-andmouth disease (HFMD) in the local area that has been ongoing for the past three weeks. Rota is not the only community experiencing an outbreak of HFMD. There have been widespread outbreaks of the illness across the continental United States that is running rampant in daycare centers and schools. We anticipate that this outbreak will likely continue for several more weeks. HFMD is a common set of symptoms associated with viral infections that are most frequently seen in the summer and fall. Despite the scary name, the illness is generally mild. Most cases of this infection are actually asymptomatic. However, when one does develop symptoms the illness normally begins with a fever and other signs usually associated with the common cold. After this initial phase, the characteristic rash usually appears which consists of tiny blisters in the mouth and on the fingers, palms of hands, buttocks and soles of the feet that may last slightly longer than one week. The lesions, or blisters, in the mouth can be troublesome because they can be painful, which makes it difficult for the child to eat or drink and it is possible for people to become dehydrated (especially small children). Not everyone with HFMD has the rash in all of the locations as the name of the illness would suggest. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for this condition. In children who are old enough (at least 2 years of age) with painful oral lesions we do have topical oral analgesics on formulary. Most of the time symptoms can be controlled with Tylenol and Motrin. Typically, most HFMD is caused by coxsackievirus A16 (a type of enterovirus). This strain circulates every year and because of its annual occurrence there is
generally widespread immunity in the community, and most cases are confined to young children. This year we are seeing an outbreak of HFMD that is caused by a different virus, cosackievirus A6. As a result, there is minimal immunity in the community and we are seeing many more cases than normal in a wider group of age ranges (including adults). In addition to this, we are seeing some atypical presentations with more extensive and severe rashes. Although it is a different strain and the presentation of illness has been atypical, it has still been mild in most patients and there have not been any hospitalizations in Rota as a result of it. This virus is spread by many routes including: respiratory (coughing, sneezing, etc.), direct contact, and the fecal-oral route. Many people continue to shed the virus in their stool for many months after primary infection, which can make it a very difficult infection to control. Because of this, it is not necessary, and actually futile, to exclude people from daycare and school who have had this infection. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent against viruses that cause HFMD. Consequently, prevention is the main means to prevent spread of this illness. This is accomplished with basic hygiene which includes: good hand-washing techniques, disposal of facial tissues that contain nasal secretions, cover mouths and noses when sneezing or coughing, etc. In addition to this, dirty surfaces and soiled items should be disinfected, including toys. Items should be washed with soap and water first and then disinfected with a solution of chlorine bleach (made by mixing one tablespoon of bleach with four cups of water). People should also avoid sharing eating utensils or cups with people with HFMD. If you suspect your child has HFMD and he/she does not appear to be uncomfortable then there is no need
to schedule an appointment or go to the Emergency Room. However, if you are not sure this is what your child has or if you have concerns that your child is in severe pain, dehydrated, or seems very ill then an appointment with your childâ€™s primary care manager should be made. Contact your primary care manager via RelayHealth, or call the medical home port front desk at 727-3620.
July 19, 2012
Navy Releases Voluntary Sea Duty Program Update
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The Navy released additional guidance for the Voluntary Sea Duty Program (VSDP) which provides incentives to Sailors who extend at sea or return to sea duty early officials said, July 13. “This program allows Sailors and their families to stay in their same duty location or relocate to a duty location of their choice,” said Capt. Kent Miller, director, enlisted distribution division, Navy Personnel Command (NPC). “Applicants may also be eligible to defer perform-toserve (PTS), providing an opportunity to enhance their record with operational duty.” VSDP was announced in January to support the Navy’s war-fighting mission of operating forward and maintaining readiness. The program encourages highly trained and motivated Sailors to voluntarily extend their enlistment in their current sea duty billet beyond their prescribed sea tour, to terminate shore duty and accept new orders to a sea duty billet or to accept back-to-back sea duty orders beyond their prescribed sea/shore flow. The sea duty assignment may be onboard ships,
Experience Horse Races in Sanlucar By Manuel Alba
Community Relations Advisor, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
The 167th edition of the Sanlucar horse races take place Aug. 12 - 14, 27 - 29, 2012. These famous horse races are one of the many attractions of Sanlucar de Barrameda. A social, sport and tourism event that welcomes an average 30,000 visitors to watch live horse races with the sun setting on Doñana Park. From the stands or beach, where the show is free, horse races become the quintessential event in the province of Cadiz. During this seasonal event, there will be 23 races with the participation of thoroughbred horses in the unique Andalusian hippodrome which features wet sand when the sea retires between Bajo de Guia and las Piletas beaches. As a characteristic, low tide determines the dates and hours of the races which vary each year. The show typically begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. depending on the tide. Approximately 170,000 € will be given away as prizes to the race winners. The horse races are also a great opportunity to enjoy the gastronomy of the area and taste “manzanilla,” local wine from Sanlucar, as well as eating the famous prawns. The occasion is presented as an ideal opportunity to visit Sanlucar de Barrameda, a stately city situated at the mouth of Guadalquivir River. The Guadalquivir Rive brings history and heritage as Christopher Columbus departed from Sanlucar de Barrameda on his third voyage to the Americas as well as Magellan in his first trip around the world. Its economic prosperity comes with the new American trade and the influence of the aristocracy. The installation of winemaking business boosts its economy and culture, a legacy that has marked the style and fate of this city. Sanlucar is rich in history and the horse races are an international event.
squadrons or other qualified sea duty assignments. NAVADMIN 205/12 clarifies 15 items from the initial message. Among the updates: - Sailors in the PTS eligibility window who wish to apply for VSDP must have their VSDP application submitted for consideration no later than the last day of the month, two months prior to their final PTS application. - VSDP orders will not be cancelled for Sailors who subsequently receive a PTS quota after VSDP orders have been negotiated. - Sailors on shore duty must submit their VSDP request no later than 12 months prior to their projected rotation date. - VSDP requests for Sailors who have completed less than 24 months on their current shore tour will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on orders requested and current command manning. - Sailors serving overseas or in a DoD area tour can request to extend their current sea tour, curtail their current shore tour if they remain in the same geographical
area or request back-to-back sea duty in any area of their choice with a valid billet. Consecutive overseas tour requirements may apply. Volunteers will not be required to accept a billet they do not desire. Detailers will work with volunteers during two career management system/interactive detailing (CMS/ID) cycles to find desirable orders. If no match is found during this time period their VSDP application will expire and Sailors still desiring VSDP must reapply. This program does not change eligibility or benefits for the sea duty incentive pay, which provides eligible Sailors an additional $500 to $1,000 a month for extending their sea tour or returning to sea duty early. Sailors may take advantage of both programs concurrently. Requests will be accepted until Sept. 30. All 1306/7 requests should be forwarded to NPC via the chain of command. Sailors interested in applying for VSDP should read NAVDMINs 043/12 and 205/12 for complete details and talk with their chain of command.
Child Spanish Immersion Begins September By Nathaniel Truemper Teen Summer Hire, NAVSTA ROTA PAO
The Child Development Center aboard Naval Station Rota is scheduled to begin its Spanish immersion program Sept. 17 for children ages 3 - 5. “It’s a part-time program,” said Juana Linare-Verano, Spanish immersion program director for Child Youth Programs. “What we are offering is a first immersion for the children, so they have contact with the Spanish language and the Spanish culture.” Linare-Verano said the program runs Monday through Friday following the David Glasgow Farragut (DGF)
Weekly Health Tip Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
When you take steps to manage stress, you help protect yourself from serious health problems. Preventing and managing chronic stress can lower your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and depression. People under stress may feel irritable, angry, worried or depressed. Physical symptoms such as headaches, back pain, weight gain or loss and trouble sleeping may also occur. Though you may not always be able to avoid stress you can manage stress and how you respond. Plan ahead and prioritize tasks. Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises or stretching to relax muscles. Get and stay physically active. Two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity along with twice weekly strengthening exercise improves your mood and helps you relax. Eat healthy, drink alcohol only in moderation (if at all) and enjoy time with family and friends. If you need help coping with stress, don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. Learn how to manage your stress and be healthy for life.
school schedule. “Some Spanish holidays we would like the kids to share with their parents. There are two main holidays which are Three Kings Day and the Holy Week, which will be just Thursday and Friday,” she said. Sign up for returning members is Aug. 3 and new member sign up is Aug. 24. The program cost is based on the total family income. Parent orientation is Sept. 10 - 11. Contact Juana Linare-Verano at 727-1100 for more information.
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The Rota Beat What is the best piece of advice you received about living here?
By Nathaniel Truemper
Teen Summer Hire, NAVSTA Rota PAO
“Get to know the culture, experience it first hand.” Brittany Hugerich Member Service Representative, Navy Federal Credit Union
“Use the opportunity to travel. A lot of people would love to have this opportunity so take it while you have it.” HM2 Eric Devenport Material Information Department, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
“Learn the language, make friends and get the experience.” Caylain Dandridge Teen Summer Hire, Naval Station Rota, Spain, Child Development Center
“Don’t stress about the way things are done here.” Timothy Streeter Teacher, David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) High School
NAVHOSP Rota Celebrates 20th Annual World Breastfeeding Week By Lt. Lorelei Hughes Maternal Child Infant Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor
As the globe gears up for the 20th Annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), so does U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain. World Breastfeeding Week celebrates the signing of the Innocenti Declaration, a document adopted in 1990 by participants at the World Heath Organization (WHO)/UNICEF meeting on "Breastfeeding in the 1990s: A Global Initiative on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding." The document lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. USNHRS is collaborating with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Overseas Program, and Fleet and Family Support Center’s new parent support program to bring parents various activities Aug. 1 - 3. Festivities include a cupcake contest, Zumba and yoga classes, culinary corner with the hospital’s dietitian as well as breastfeeding informational tables and experts. The celebration will conclude Aug. 3 with a cake cutting ceremony commemorating the official opening of our breastfeeding room followed by a “sweet moms” ice cream social for expecting and new moms. Come on by and help USNHRS celebrate and network with moms around base. One may ask - "Why all the excitement?" USNHRS’s appreciation for how perfect and beneficial breast milk is continues to grow as ongoing research validates its importance. Many may already know that an infant’s immune system is not fully developed until about two years of age, but did you know breastfeeding passes the mother’s antibodies and other important immunologic agents to the baby? This “passive immunity” helps decrease the incidence of many common childhood infections like ear infections, diarrhea, urinary infections as well as pneumonia and other respiratory infections. Also, breastfed infants, compared with formula fed infants, produce enhanced immune responses to immunizations giving them greater protection when exposed to illnesses. There is also evidence that breastfeeding results in earlier development of the infant’s immune system. Recent studies suggest that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of several chronic childhood diseases such as type 1 and 2 diabetes, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood cancer and allergic disease/asthma. Breast milk is composed of the perfect balance of nutrients. The lipids and enzymes in human milk promote efficient digestion and utilization of these nutrients. The polyunsaturated fatty acids found in breast milk are essential for brain growth and development - this may explain the increased visual acuity and cognitive function in children who have been breastfed. The combination of these factors promotes a decreased rate of obesity in breastfed children and gives them a better chance of maintaining a normal weight into adulthood. Tune in next week for information about benefits to the
breastfeeding mom as well as ways the Rota community supports breastfeeding families. Stop by the hospital or the commissary or both (depending on the day) and join USNHRS for the WBW festivities. Catch a quick workout, learn something new, eat some good food or just come out for fellowship and an opportunity to meet local breastfeeding supporters. USNHRS looks forward to answering all your questions and helping you make the individual feeding decision that is right for you and your family. The OBGYN clinic can be reached at 727-3511 or 7273512. This article’s information was based off of the following websites; visit them for more helpful breastfeeding information. http://breastfeedingincombatboots.com/military-policies/ http://doni.daps.dla.mil/Directives/06000%20Medical%20 and%20Dental%20Services/06-00%20General%20Medical%20and%20Dental%20Support%20Services/6000.1C. PDF http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/LegislationPolicy/FederalPoliciesInitiatives/HealthyPeople2020BreastfeedingObjectives/tabid/120/Default.aspx http://www.womenshealth.gov/archive/breastfeeding/ programs/blueprints/bluprntbk2.pdf http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/governmentin-action/business-case-for-breastfeeding/ http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
DGF Middle School and High School New Student Registration Registration for the 2012 - 2013 for new middle school and high school students is by appointment only during the summer. Parents can register their middle school and high school students by calling 727-4181 or 727-4183. The remaining dates to register are Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 16 and thereafter. For more information please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 19, 2012
July 19, 2012
SAILOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Sailor in the Spotlight MASN Noelle Huffer By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston Writer-Photographer. NAVSTA Rota PAO
A native of Burtonsville, Md., Master-at-Arms Seaman Noelle Huffer enlisted in the Navy in 2011. After completing basic training at Great Lakes, III., she reported to Master-at-Arms ASchool at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Once Huffer completed training, she reported to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain's security department in March 2012. Her primary duties are to enforce the Uniform Code of Military Justice and U.S. Navy Regulations as well as conduct building checks and respond to calls for service as a Patrolman. Hoffer said her biggest accomplishment was being selected as NAVSTA Rotaâ€™s Blue Jacket of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012. "The best way to lead, is to lead by example!"
GED Testing Services Ending Paper-Based Exam By Morgan Over Writer-Editor, The Coastline
General Education Development (GED) tests aboard Naval Station Rota will no longer be offered by the Navy College Office effective Oct. 1. The cut-off date to schedule appointments is Sept. 14. The current paper-based examine will move to a 100 percent computer-based exam that may not be available overseas. “Military personnel must first complete the four-hour practice test," said Sandy Whitaker, director, Rota's Navy College Office. "If they pass, they can move on to the GED battery that consists of about eight hours of testing, administered over two to three days." Whitaker explained that if individuals do not pass the practice test, they will need to study and retake the practice test before taking the GED exam. She advises test-takers that they should not wait until the last minute to take the exam otherwise they may miss the window to take the exam. Whitaker also reminds foreign high school graduates that they may need to take the GED exam. "I have no way of identifying foreign high school grads so they will have to self-identify if they want a U.S. diploma. Some colleges and universities require either a U.S. credential or the Test of the English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).” The Navy College Office is encouraging service members and their dependents who need to take the exam to contact the office as soon as possible to ensure they take the exam before it is no longer offered in Rota. Call the Navy College Office at 727-2785 or 7272798 or email email@example.com to schedule the GED test today.
July 19, 2012
Heading off to college soon? New Vaccine Recommended
By Cmdr. Anna Schwarz
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
In December 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a statement that recommends a booster vaccine for the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), also known by the brand name of “Menactra.” It was found that there have been breakthrough cases indicating the vaccine, which is normally given at 11 or 12 years of age, may not provide adequate protection for more than five years, which does not cover the higher risk period of time the college years. What is meningococcal disease? It’s a serious bacterial illness and a leading cause of meningitis in children 2 - 18 years old in the United States. Meningitis is an infection which covers the spinal cord and brain. The disease is caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitidis. About 10 percent of people live with this bacteria in the back of their nose and throat with no signs or symptoms of the disease, they are called “carriers.” Sometimes the bacteria can invade the body causing meningitis or it can spread to the blood, making the person very ill. About 1,000 - 1,200 people get meningococcal disease annually in the U.S. Even when treated with antibiotics, about 10 - 15 percent of those infected die. Of those who survive, another 11 - 19 percent may lose their arms or legs, have nervous system problems, become deaf or mentally impaired or suffer seizures. Anyone can get the disease, but it’s most common in infants less than one year of age and people 16 to 21. College freshmen living in dorms are at increased risk, as well as persons who lack a spleen and those who are immunocompromised. Anyone who is traveling to parts of the world where the disease is common, such as parts of Africa, may be at higher risk of
contracting the bacteria. How does it spread? The bacteria is spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (e.g., living in close quarters, kissing, etc.). Someone who lives in the same household with a carrier or anyone with direct contact with their oral secretions (saliva) is at higher risk for contracting the infection. It’s not spread by casual contact or simply breathing the air. Who should get the vaccine and when? Two doses are recommended for children 11 - 18 years of age: the first dose at 11 - 12 years of age, with a booster at 16 years. If the first dose was given at 13 - 15 years, the booster should be given between 16 - 18 years of age. Regardless, if your child has only received one dose and is getting ready to leave for college, visit the immunization clinic in the Medical Home Port Clinic at the hospital. Vaccines can be given on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m., except holidays. If you have any questions, contact medical home port at 727-3549 or 956-82-3549. This article’s information was based on the following websites. Check out them out for more excellent vaccine information. www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/index.html www.healthychildren.org
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Are You a Good Ambassador to Others? With the 2012 Summer Olympics kicking off next week, the world spotlight is flooding London with attention. Despite all the good news stories that have been and will be told about the athletes and how they are overcoming racial and political barriers, several recent U.S. news reports have highlighted some negative issues surrounding the world’s greatest athletes. For instance, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up in arms over the fact that Team USA uniforms were made in China and not in the U.S., arguing that U.S. Olympic officials should be ashamed and burn the clothing. Another account, documented Chaplain Robert Johnson by two former U.S. Olympians, exposes the rampant undercover partying and wild sexual exploits between Olympians in the secretive Olympic village. Are these two stories newsworthy? And if so, what makes them so scandalous? After all, if you took
the “Olympic” label off of the athletes, wouldn’t most of them be behaving like many of today’s co-eds in college towns across the States? So why is there a difference in expectations? The reason such stories are salacious is the fact that there are higher expectations and different standards of acceptable behavior for certain groups of people within our society. For starters, Olympic athletes are revered by millions of children and adolescents across the world. How they behave is closely watched and mimicked. In addition, these men and women are ambassadors for our country; they are living, breathing representatives for all of us and the values we stand for as a nation. The same goes for any type of public servant - whether firefighters, police officers, elected officials, teachers and military service members. Right or wrong, we are expected to live our lives based on a different, higher standard even if Joe Schmoe down the street doesn’t. It comes with the territory and gets more demanding as our positions and responsibilities increase. We can
complain about the unfairness of the two standards all day, but if we get involved in something questionable or illegal, we will be called out for it. Here in Spain we are the living, breathing, face of America and the only direct influence many of our local friends will have with the U.S. How we treat our Spanish hosts - in local restaurants and stores, in our neighborhoods and out in town, on base and on the road - all influence positively or negatively not just our personal relationships and local communities, but also the perception others have of our country as a whole. Because of our position as national ambassadors, the consequences of our actions are much more significant and more widely felt than if we were anonymous civilians back home. Our personal integrity and shared core values cannot be set aside when you and I take off our uniforms at the end of the work day - we represent much more than just ourselves. Whether you like it or not, the spotlight is shining on Rota. What is it revealing about you? If you would like to speak with me or another chaplain regarding this subject, please contact the Religious Min-
Call 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events. Call 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events.
Town Hall Meeting
Get the latest news and policies straight from the source! Join the Commanding Officer and our base service providers at NAVSTA Rota's Town Hall meeting held MWR's La Plaza, July 26, 11 a.m. All community members, including family members, retired personnel and DoD contractors are welcome, and we encourage you to attend this open session. If you already have questions or concerns you want addressed at the Town Hall meeting, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Praha (Prague): A Must-See City
Top: A view of Prague looking down from the heights of the palace. Above: Looking into the main square from the clock tower observation level. Left: The famous clock tower in the main square. All photos by Jim Bowden.
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Left: The street musician who played classical music on water-filled wine glasses. Above: View of Charles Bridge. By Jim Bowden Contributing Writer
Have you ever been to Prague? Never have I seen a city that has so many buildings constructed with so much architectural beauty and design and complete with sculpture that is unmatched anywhere else in the world that I have been, and I have been to Paris, London, Singapore, Munich, Cairo, Jerusalem, Rome, Florence, Zurich, Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Amsterdam, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Shanghai, Tokyo, Lhasa and Edinburgh. Only a few buildings in Praha , or Prague, are still covered with the blackness of the Industrial Revolution, and most have been colorfully repainted in the more than 20 years since the Soviet Union fell and the Communist Bloc countries began to reach out for the new freedoms available. Praha is a city of historical significance, but somehow was able to avoid the dreadful bombings that befell so many European cities during WW II, and is therefore very much intact. Great kings once ruled here and the city boasts the largest government palace/castle complex in the world. The Protestant Reformation was significant here as
well. There are many good restaurants and the shopping is great especially for crystalline glassware and garnets. However, it was not the food, the shopping opportunities or the significance of its history that stood out in my mind during my visit. Instead, I will always remember the street musicians on the Charles Bridge, the classical music I witnessed in the great cathedrals and churches and the beauty of the architecture set in the natural beauty of the hills surrounding the city. I will leave you with an image that will always remain in my mind of a street musician on the Charles Bridge who played the water-filled wine glasses. Perhaps you have heard the delicate beauty of the sounds that can be deftly drawn from such glasses. This street musician drew spectators by the hundreds as the sounds of classical music were drawn from the several dozen glasses he had meticulously set up early in the day. I never saw a street musician's donation bucket fill so quickly. Sometimes my wife and I like to set up our own trips, but most of the time it is so nice to have a trip planned
by someone else and then sit back and enjoy it. It was great that Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) ITT was able to put together this trip and make it so easily available to DoD employees, contractors and service members and their families. Parking was no problem. We drove to Rota from Utrera and parked at the Outdoor Rec. building, where ITT arranged for a bus to transport the group to the Jerez airport. Ticket arrangements were all taken care of for us by ITT, as well as hotel accommodations in Prague, transportation to the hotel and back to the airport in Prague and the shuttle from the airport back to the base in Rota. Not only that, but group coordinator Jeff Sias and his wife (a native of the Czech Repuiblic) also organized a special cultural event while in Prague, arranged for our historical tour guide, gave us many tips about how to get around the city, what to do, where to go and arranged a group meeting before the trip to share the itinerary, and answered questions, which was very informative, and useful. Look for the next ITT trip. Who knows where it will be? I am sure you will enjoy it.
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Painting display by Rosa Villecillos, through Aug. 31, Galeria de Arte Tartaneros, 4 Tartaneros Street, Sanlucar de Barrameda
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 956-853960 Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets are 10 € for adults and 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
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Bullfights El Puerto de Santa Maria - Bullring - Summer Bullfight Program Regular bullfights: Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12, 15 17, 19
National Flamenco Contest, July 28, 9 p.m., Espera (Cadiz) Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, 956-33-8334 Flamenco show, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bodegon de Arte “A Contratiempo,” 5 San Miguel Street, tickets 12 €, call 653-071-099
Novel bullfights: Sept. 1 - 2
Madonna in concert, Friday and Saturday, Palau San Jordi, Barcelona
Eat/Drink Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Monday - Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6:30 p.m., tickets 11 € Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlucar Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m., tickets 3 €
Music concert by Fernando Lobo, July 26, 9:30 p.m., Castillo de Luna, Rota Serrat-Sabina in concert, Aug. 2, 10:30 p.m., Bahia Sur, San Fernando (Cadiz), tickets 40 - 70 € Chambao in concert, Aug. 3, Baluarte de La Candelaria, Cadiz, http://www.guiadecadiz.com Isabel Pantoja in concert, Aug. 11, 10:30 p.m., Bullring, Jerez de la Frontera
Flamenco Flamenco Festival Perico Montoya, Friday, 10 p.m., Bullring, San Roque (Cadiz), tickets 23 - 25 €
Gran Hippodrome de Mijas (horse races), summer season: this Saturday, July 28,Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24. Admission 5 €
Flamenco recital by Miguel Poveda, Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Bullring, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets 25 - 35 €
Open España Supercross (Moto-Cross), Aug. 10, at 10 p.m., “La Laguna,” Chipiona, http://www.rickyspro-action.com
“Cadiz: Lugares Emblematicos,” through July 26, Sala de Exposiciones Café del Arte, 247 Real Street, Puerto Real
Flamenco recital by Maria Cordoba and Jose Alcocer, Tuesday, Plaza de San Francisco, Cadiz. Free admission.
Photo display by Moreno de Mesa, through July 27, Galeria de Arte Tartaneros, 4 Tartaneros Street, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Flamenco show by Tamara Lucio, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., Castillo de Luna, Rota
Summer Handcraft Market, through Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. 2 a.m., Plaza Ingeniero La Cierva, Cadiz
“Exposicion Colectiva,” painting display by Paloma Armenteros, Tomas Breton and Joaquin de la Vega, through July 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 - 10 p.m., Hotel Pinomar, El Puerto de Santa Maria
Flamenco recital by Diego Carrasco and “Arsa La Pepa,” July 27, 10 p.m., Baluarte de la Candelaria, Parque Genoves, Cadiz, tickets 15 €
Feria de la Urta - Rota - Aug. 3 - 5
Feria de la Vendimia - Jerez - Sept. 11 - 16
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Community News WIC Overseas
Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.
Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities
Child Find for children 3 - 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development please contact Linda Hill at 727-4185 or 727-4435.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers an interest-free loan program for up to $3,000 per year for undergraduate or graduate tuition. This is an overseas only program, so take advantage while youâ€™re here. Call NMCRS at 7271614 to make an appointment.
Navy College Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now
eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407.
Central Texas College
tering for courses today. Face-to-face classes in criminal justice, early childhood professions and fire protection technology will be offered. Online classes and Microsoft certification programs both start monthly. Call Central Texas College today at 727-2574 or stop by their office in the Community Support Center building. Their office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Helping Skills in Human Relations
University of Oklahoma now offers individuals with a bachelor's degree or OU graduate students certificates in Helping Skills in Human Relations and Human Resource Diversity and Development. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or visit their office in the Community Support Center building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program
University of Oklahomaâ€™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. Contact the OU office at 727-2799 for more information.
UMUC is offering a $150 textbook scholarship for family members of active duty personnel. Look for our summer on-site class schedule around base, the online schedule at http://www.ed.umuc.edu or stop by the UMUC office in building 3293. If you have questions, please contact the Rota UMUC office at 727-2917 or 956-822917. UMUC office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weight Training Schedule
Central Texas College term 1 starts the week of Aug. 6. Students can begin regis-
DGF Admirals weight training takes place 6 - 8 a.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs., at building 1800. Contact Coach Crowell at 727-4576 or email@example.com.
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eye on the fleet
EYE ON THE FLEET
IONIAN SEA (July 10, 2012) Lt. James Gensheimer climbs down a ladder onto a rigid hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise between the Italian destroyer MM Luigi Durand De La Penne (D 560) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The training was part of a passing exercise, also involving the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), meant to improve interoperability between U.S. and Italian naval forces. Farragut, part of the Eisenhower Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. ( U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 9, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) wear a joint service mask leakage detection canopy to test the seal integrity of their MCU-2P gas masks. Green Bay held fit testing for new gas masks in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 10, 2012) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 flies the national ensign alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper)
Fleet & Family Support Center
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Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
10 Steps to Federal Employment
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The federal government is the largest employer in America. This class will cover the steps you need to make the challenging process of landing a Federal job an achievable goal. Call to sign-up at 727-3232.
5 Love Languages of Teens
Friday, 1 - 3 p.m. Are you equipped to love your teenager effectively? Never before has the task of parenting teenagers been more perplexing. Despite the peer pressure that teenagers face, it is still parents who influence teens the most. And the door to that influence is love. Love is the most functional building block of parent-teen relationships. According to Dr. Gary Chapman parents must learn to express their love in a language that makes sense to their teenager. Some teens long for tender words; others desire a gentle touch, a thoughtful gift, a kind deed or quality time spent together. Find out which one of these love languages your child speaks.
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.
Federal Résumé Preparation Lecture
Tuesday, 1 - 2 p.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to HRO and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility, and the special requirements of a federal résumé. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Whether you are single or married, preparing for deployment has practical and emotional aspects to consider. This workshop covers financial aspects, communication and coping strategies. Spouses and family members are highly encouraged to attend, in order to help them prepare for this often-stressful period. Call 727-3232 to pre-register.
July 26, 9 - 11 a.m. Have orders? Getting ready to PCS? Then sign-up for this course. It is designed for all military, DoD civilians and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth PCS, you might get some new and useful information about the PCS process as well as information about your new duty sta-
tion. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.
Communication in the Workplace (New)
July 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Communication is powerful and directly affects our quality of life and relationships. Our ability to express what we think and feel without clouding our ability to listen and respect how others think and feel is the greatest factor of success in our work and home life. Yet, communication is an everyday activity that is easily taken for granted. This workshop helps people use the power of communication to strengthen relationships at work and at home by practicing skills that build effective two-way communication. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
July 26, 1 - 2 p.m. Ten seconds. That is the average time a prospective employer takes to first review your résumé. Discover the key elements on a resume and how to catch the employer’s eye. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
July 27, 9 a.m. - 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 half-hour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 for more details.
Saving and Investing
July 31, 9 - 10 a.m. Retirement? Kids College? TSP? 401K? This dynamic workshop gives you information you need to make an informed decision about your future. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Conflict Management “Controlling your Emotions”
July 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the FFSC. 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 faceed 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.
110 Days Until the Presidential Election
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Ice Cream, Noodles and Burgers Bornay Sunrise and Sunset Are you familiar with the Bornay Sunrise and Sunset franchises? Faithful to its origins and yet with a new concept of cafeteria/snack bar/ice cream parlor created by Patrick Koch and José Rey, Bornay Sunrise and Sunset maintains its current image - modern and very attractive to the general public, offering a big variety of products and services. Gourmet pastries, ice cream, crushed ices, shakes, baked goods, sandwiches, croissants, salads, a large menu of imported beers, Wi-Fi service and more. Bornay Sunrise and Sunset seeks to offer a live and fresh concept where every day is different. Bornay Sunrise and Sunset is a growing franchise with several new openings planned By Karen Lucas, The Coastline Publisher for this year. The franchise owners are very Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net satisfied with the quality found in the Bornay products and services, making a difference in a market where the modern and the vanguard is the order of the day. Stop in at the Bornay Sunrise and Sunset in the Vistahermosa commercial center and experience for yourself all they have to offer. Takiko José (owner’s Spanish name) of the asian restaurant Takiko in the Rotamar area of Rota asked me to let The Coastline readers know that even at the height of the tourist season, parking by his restaurant is not usually a problem. Takiko offers a variety of Asian food: Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian barbecue, Dim Sum, etc. They do home delivery in Rota and to the base gate. Magic American Diner When I first stepped into the Magic American Diner in downtown El Puerto de Santa Maria, shortly after they opened almost a year ago, I was so impressed by the décor and the atmosphere that I could hardly believe it. It corresponds exactly to my idea of an American Diner of the ‘50s and ‘60s, down to every little detail. The background music was music of that era; you could hear it and enjoy it, but it was truly background: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, etc. I asked the owner how he had managed to do all of this and he told me he had dreamed about something like this for years and it took him two years of work to get it all together. Many of the pieces of furniture had to be specially made for the place and everything was carefully and personally selected. He also told me that he had to solve
lots of import problems since the beef and other food items are from the States. During the past year, I have been back there several times for meals or snacks and everything has always been good and the “magic” atmosphere remains the same. I think their burgers are great and it is the only place I know where you can get real American milk shakes. Magic has a uniquely, family fun atmosphere with delicious, fresh quality food at reasonable prices served in a nostalgic atmosphere. Treat yourself to some authentic American fare in a place that is Magic. It is located at Misericordia, 9 in downtown Puerto. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an email to Karen@ coastline.e.telefonica.net or give me a call at 607-56- 4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
Exterior view of Bornay Sunrise and Sunset restaurant. Photo by Karen Lucas
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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Thursday prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for noncommercial goods. Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 727-1021. Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Karen Lucas at Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or fax to 956-54-2997.
VESPA 200PX “IRIS”: 1991 scooter with 15K km, engine runs great, needs paint. 1,000€, firm. Call 666-08-1896.
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BICYCLE HELMET: Lazer helium bicycle helmet, white and silver, large, new, $140. Email aparicio_2000@yahoo. com if interested or for pictures. Sony Trinitron CRT TV: 21-inch, great condition with remote and manual. Best offer. Call 667-34-1184 PHONES: Two wireless telephones, still in the box. Call 667-34-1184 BEDROOM SET: Complete solid pinewood bedroom set: headboard, bedside table, chest of drawers with mirror and desk, all have glass tops. Perfect condition. Ideal for a child's room. $500 OBO, call 956-81-5171 or 676-92-5795 FLAMENCO DRESS: for 12-13-yearold, light blue with white polka dots, light weight and very comfortable and excellent condition. $60 OBO, call 956-81-5171 or 676-92-5795. SOFA: B lue double wall away reclining sofa, good condition. $250 OBO, call 956-81-5171 or 676-92-5795 S O FA : O r a n g e d o u b l e s o f a , perfect condition. $350 OBO, call 956-81-5171 or 676-92-5795 MONITOR: 17" Viewsonic VA720 $80 OBO, call 956-81-5171 or 676-92-5795
L E AV E D O N O R P R O G R A M Tara Lopez of the Human Resources Office (HRO) has been approved as a leave recipient in the Voluntary Leave Donor Program. If you are interested in donating leave to her, please contact Juana Perez, HRO, 727-1648. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms.
HOUSES AND APARTMENTS: Sea views, pools and yards, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bdrm. in Rota, Costa Ballena, Chipiona, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar, w/pools and yards. No rental fees to Americans. Call Antonio at 685-204466 or email@example.com. HOUSES: Detached unfurn. houses in Las Redes, Costa Oeste area, near beach, 4 bdrm., driveway, yard, 1,400 € and up. Call Ed 639-31-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org, English spoken. 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.
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DETACHED HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: Large house, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, extra large living room, extra large kitchen, A/C, garden, covered parking, gardener incl., 1,800 €. Have others w/pool, different sizes and prices. Email etiamds@hotmail. com or call 956-48-2321, English spoken. NEW HOME: Beautiful, modern house, 5 bdrm spacious villa with basement, pool, A/C and heat, in private development in Vistahermosa. Furn. or unfurn., call Karen at 674-00-8727 English speaker. We have several villas available, no commission charged for military personnel. VISTAHERMOSA APARTMENT: Gated community, 1 bdrm., 2 bath, garden and pool maint. included. Recently renovated and upgraded, fully loaded. 550 €/mo., call Carlos 747-40-0700. HOUSE: On large lot (1,000m2) with guest house: Main house has 3 bdrm. w/built-in-closets, 1 ½ bath, lvg. room w/fireplace and 2 porches, large, kitchen w/pantry and laundry room, parking for 3 cars. Guest house has mini kitchen, bath, lvg. room and bdrm., on Sanlúcar Road. 1,200 €/mo. Call Chari Matías Lebrón at 645-94-5586. NEW DETACHED HOUSE: Close to base, 3 bdrm. (mstr bdrm. fits king bed), 3 bath, huge American type kitchen w/ island, lvg./dng. area, central A/C and heat, huge yard w/sprinkler, private pool and driveway. Asking 2,300 € (gardener and pool maint. included) Contact Coco 699-79-4899. English spoken. CHALET IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, 500 m2 lot, kitchen with office and extra room, porch, pool, laundry rm., ground-level parking, 1,300 €/mo. Ref: A-1015, call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. NEW DETACHED HOUSE CLOSE TO PUERTO GATE: 3 bdrm. (mstr bdrm. has walk-in closet), 2 bath, wood floors, covered patio, lrg. kitchen, lrg. lvg./dng. area w/fireplace, A/C and heat, solar heat, lrg. back porch, driveway for 2 cars, lrg. yard with private pool Asking 1,600 € (gardener included). Contact Coco 699-79-4899, English spoken. BEAUTIFUL BEACH FRONT APARTMENT: Five min. from Fuentebravia gate. Lvg./ dng. rm w/balcony and view of the
bay. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, American-style kitchen: vitro, oven, microwave, washer, solar heat, TV w/satellite connection, Internet, TV, screens, lift, underground garage, available now. American owned, 1,000 €/mo. negotiable (utilities included) plus deposit. Call Coco at 956-48-0973 or 699-79-4899 or Brigitte at 956-85-1396. In housing, no pets. Ideal for a single. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 5 bdrm., 3 bath, lvg./dng. area w/ fireplace, kitchen and laundry area, A/C and heat, private parking, lrg. yard, close to beach and base. Asking 1,200 € (includes gardener). Listed in housing. Call Coco 699-79-4899. English spoken. CHALET IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 5 bdrm. (lrg. master), 3 bath, 500 m2 lot, A/C, fireplace, laundry, ground level parking, 1,200 €/mo. Ref: A-1090, call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. CHALET IN EL CARMEN: 5 bdrm., 3 bath, 814 m2 lot, central heat, solar panels, pool, enclosed laundry, ground level parking with auto. door, 2,000 €/mo. Ref: A-1060, call 956-85-02183 or 607-70-6418.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, lvg. rm, kitchen, pool, garage, 400 m2 of garden and lawn, 5 minutes to Rota. Call Manolo at 647-18-9085. ATTACHED HOUSE IN ROTA: Located on Avda. Principes de España. 180m2, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, enclosed garage, front and back patio, A/C and heat in all rooms, fans, screens, double glass windows, 5 minutes to the beach, listed in housing. 1,275 €/ mo. Call José Antonio at 605-51-5363. ROTA HOUSE FOR RENT: Nice house, very close to the beach, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, full kitchen, w/patio, inside parking for 2 cars, A/C, laundry rm, listed in housing. English spoken. Contact Antonio at 615-23-2552. ROTA APARTMENT: Residential area of Rota, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, lvg./dng. room, kitchen and laundry room, terrace, furn./unfurn. Call 666-49-0434.
ENGLISH TUTOR: Please call 677-64-4362.
MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGE EXCHANGE: You get to practice Spanish and I get to practice English. If interested call Antonio at 649-81-1468. KITE SURFING LESSONS/RENTAL: Beginner or advanced, all gear provided, qualified instructors, service boat in Rota, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Cadiz. Since 1999, call Gino at 619-80-4339.
walker off base in Rota. Call Seth at 695-10-0348, references available. 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, available immediately for every day, flexible hours, on base experience and references available. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677.
the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen."
SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Homecare provider lots of experience. Worked in the states for seven years. First aid, CPR, and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.
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GUITAR LESSONS: Classical guitar, flamenco guitar, elementary guitar. Call Manolo at 956-85-1455 or 666-87-4875.
MWR: Lifeguard (emergency hire- Pool), CYP Program Assistant, CYP Assistant Training Specialist (f/t), Assistant CYP Director (f/t), CYP Operations Clerk, Super visor y Recreation Specialist (Aquatics), Recreation Aide (Emergency Hire - Theater), Club Operations Aide (Champions), Driver/Cashier (La Plaza), Recreation Aide (Bowling), Recreation Aide (Golf ). Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Preference Entitlement Survey must be submitted to MWR Personnel Office, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 727-2596 or 727-3263.
SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Has experience as security guard and chauffeur, B1 license, speaks English and Spanish. Call 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. BROKER DEALER: U.S. Mutual Fu n d s , I R A S , 5 2 9 1 , i n s u r a n c e , IRPS. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. P
"O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive
HRO: Educational Aid, GS-1702-02/0304, Staff Assistant (O/A), GS-0303-05 (Located in Lisbon, Portugal), Theater Manager, GS-1101-07, Recreation Aide, GS-0189-03 and Library Technician (p/t), GS-1411-04. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info.
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July 19, 2012
U.S. and Spain look for Gold in Olympic Basketball
With a roster that includes several National Basketball Association (NBA) players, Spain will go into the Olympics on a gold rush dreaming of winning the country’s first-ever gold medal in men’s basketball. Four years ago in Beijing, Spain came close but was forced to settle for a silver medal after losing to the United States in the final. Spanish Basketball is respected around the world; in the last 10 years several players from the land of tapas and sanOffsides gria have had very productive professional careers in the NBA. Pau Gasol has won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and is one of the most successful European players of all time. But Spain is not a one-man team Marc Gasol, the younger brother of Pau, is also an NBA all-star and just last season Yuval Fleming Serge Ibaka finished second in voting for the NBA’s Sports Writer defensive player of the year. Guards Rudy Fernández and José Calderón also have significant experience in the NBA and fill out a well-rounded basketball roster. Sensational point guard Ricky Rubio, who last year played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will be unavailable due to a knee injury. The United States stands as an imposing force for every country’s Olympic ambitions. Since professional players were allowed to take part in Olympic basketball 20 years ago, the U.S. has dominated by winning four gold medals. At the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona the first ever “Dream Team” loaded with Hall of Famers such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird breezed to a gold medal and left an indelible mark on international basketball. With superstars like Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, this year’s Olympic team also appears to be invincible. In fact, Bryant recently turned heads when he stated that the current team could beat the original “Dream Team.” However, before Bryant or anyone else for that matter makes those comparisons, this year's edition will first need to win a gold medal, which is something that might be harder than it was for the 1992 team. For one, international basketball is now much more competitive than it was 20 years ago. Furthermore, size or the lack of it could be a major
Achilles heel for Team USA. A rash of injuries to big men like Chris Bosch and Dwight Howard means the U.S. will go into the Olympics with only one true big man, center Tyson Chandler. Unlike in the NBA, the Olympics makes a player sit out with five fouls instead of six. Should Chandler find himself in foul trouble or get hurt, teams with strong, big men, like Spain, could wreak havoc on the smaller Americans. Unlike the Americans, Spanish players have been playing together for several years, something that will serve them will during the two-week Olympic competition. The roster for Team USA was only recently finalized and it remains to be seen if all the stars and egos on that team will co-exist. The team lacks a clear leader; James is coming off a championship and MVP season but Bryant has won five NBA titles and as the team’s elder statesman is unlikely to cede leadership responsibilities. Finally, it remains to be seen if a team full of all-stars has the role players or chemistry that it takes to win gold. Spain and the U.S. will get a chance to feel each other out before the Olympics start July 27. The two will take part in an exhibition game in Barcelona on Tuesday. That game will provide only minor insight though as neither team will show much. Instead it will be a chance to celebrate the legacy of the 1992 “Dream Team” whose full impact on basketball might not be fully known until after this year's Olympic games are decided. Yuval Fleming is a biased sports fan who lives in Rota, Spain and writes a weekly sports column for The Coastline. Please send comments and article ideas to email@example.com.
Game of the Week
Tuesday *USA vs. Spain, 9:30 p.m. This exhibition basketball game features the top two international basketball teams in the world. Game can be seen on TV España (TVE).
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July 19, 2012