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Volume 19 Issue 15

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Joi n t h e NAVSTA R ot a Community Aug. 3 at Sea View Pines Park for the 2010 National Night Out as we stand together to promote safety, awareness and unity from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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board NAVSTA Rota, the US Army Veterinary Service is made up of five US Army Soldiers who provide the base with three full-time food inspectors and two veterinary service providers. The Europe Regional Veterinary Command provides military veterinary service support to Department of Defense installations, forces, and missions in the European Command and African Command Area of Operations. Their mission is to protect the health of military and DOD civilian members by providing veterinary support to food safety and defense operations, Military Working Dogs, community animal health, and zoonotic disease control. The food inspection service of the veterinary command is responsible for maintaining the safety of all food available here. They perform regular inspections to ensure food is properly transported to base, the quality of that food is the best possible, and they check for any tampering of the food before allowing anything become available for sale. They also ensure the storage and rotation of food is done correctly to keep foodborn pathogens and diseases from wreaking havoc on the base community.

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Staff Sgt. Juan Marin, the non-commissioned officer in charge of Rota’s food inspection office, said overseas bases are unique in foodstuff procurement, which presents special challenges to the food inspectors. “In the states, you get food delivery several times a week, the majority of food traveling a short distance from the local providers to the commissary,” said Marin. “Here in Rota, deliveries arrive weekly from all over Europe and from the states, so you have to be even more cautious regarding transport temperatures are correct and you are not accepting spoiled or expired goods.” Army Capt. Jeremiah Nelson, Officer in Charge of Rota’s Veterinary clinic, is the lead food inspector and the sole military veterinary doctor for the Rota community. He said the importance of the Veterinary clinic’s mission to overall military readiness has evolved in recent years. “Since the beginning of the Global War on Terror there is an even greater need to keep a close watch on our food supply,” he said. “Our military is vulnerable to chemical and biological warfare through consumables and it’s our job to protect the Continued on page 6

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Effective Leadership is Essential For a Successful Organization

Hola Naval Station Rota! I hope you had a chance to listen to my CO Show last week with our newly minted NAVSTA Rota Senior Chiefs from security – MACS (EXW/SW) Chad Lewis and MACS (SW) Keith Minor. What impressed me with both Senior Chiefs is the level of intrusive leadership they employ in order to take care of their Sailors. Effective leadership is essential to any successful organization; persons entrusted with the future of an organization exercise oversight. Closely related to leadership is complianceadhering to policies, rules and Capt. William F. Mosk regulations. Commands, deCOMNAVACTS, Spain partments and divisions stray into trouble when they fail to execute their duties properly. Part of effective leadership is also compliance. Compliance means more than just following the rules. It means adhering to the highest standards of ethical and honest behavior, proper and efficient management of the organization's resources, and maintaining accountability of leadership and workers. Sound familiar? Honor, Courage and Commitment. Thus, leadership and compliance are closely related. Leadership provides the expectations for proper behavior, and compliance delivers on that behavior. This feedback loop works in the presence of oversight. Oversight creates visibility into the workings of an organization. With it, leaders can be measured and evaluated, they are held to task for what they must accomplish. However, lack of oversight leads to lack of accountability. Knowing that one's actions will not be examined creates a tendency to act in ways that are easiest or most popular. When there is reduced or no accountability, individuals lose alignment with the organization's goals and future.

CAPTAIN’S CORNER

From the Coastline — "In our article ‘Rota, Lisbon NEX’s Recognized with Bingham Award (page 23, Coastline, July 1), Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, commander, NEXCOM, should have been Rear Adm. Steven J. Romano." From the Coastline — "In our article, "Rota Opens New Community Service Building (page 11, Coastline, July 15), the NMCRS should have been mentioned as being in the new facility as well.”

The Coastline is an authorized publication for members of the military services and families stationed overseas. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. Editorial content of Rota Coastline is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain. Contact the Coastline editorial staff for announcements/classifieds: Tel: 956-82-3786 Fax: 956-82-1021 coastline@eu.navy.mil

Personal priorities begin to emerge as senior to the command’s goals. Failure to meet goals and objectives no longer creates pressure to improve. People do what they want to do, rather than what they must do. Such a job can be seen as the best job in the world, because when one succeeds, it's doing what one wants to do, and when one fails, there is no one to keep score. Soon enough, this loss of alignment leads to a sense of entitlement. Not being held accountable for results or stewardship of resources creates an insidious side-effect. That freedom to do what one wants becomes a continuous expectation, which becomes an entitlement. People expect, and then demand the latitude to act in a self-directed manner, fulfilling personal needs and wants, making a show of hard work, but never really making any true sacrifice for the organization. Ultimately, that sense of entitlement results in persons acting with impunity. This is the culmination of a dangerous and fatal chain of events. Persons do what they want and seek gains for themselves at the expense of the organization. They court popularity form peers or subordinates rather than enforce the mission. Leadership is a gift - a privilege to serve, not to be served with privilege. Never confuse action with effectiveness. Never confuse celebrities with true heroes. True leaders must be visionaries; this is one talent or skill that cannot be outsourced. True leaders do not set a goal unless they possess the vision to achieve it. True leaders never tolerate mediocrity. True leaders must never tolerate insubordination; they insist on mutual respect. True leaders are committed to continuous learning and improvement. True leaders embrace change. True leaders subordinate their ego to the mission. Leaders like Senior Chiefs Lewis and Minor get it. I’m very proud of them, and I’m proud of all the leadership on base. In fact, speaking of effective leaders, I’d like to close by introducing our new Executive Officer, Cmdr. Ron Dennis, our former Air Operations Officer. We’re already the best damn naval base in the world – I’m excited to see what new levels Cmdr. Ron Dennis can help us achieve together. Hasta luego, Skipper.

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This edition of the Coastline we highlight the Army at NAVSTA Rota. On the front page, Spc. Lori Rue checks for proper storage and freshness of strawberries at the Rota commissary during a daily food check while Spc. Ashley Klingman and MA3 Kelly Harp discuss the health of military working dog Damiaan after his check-up at Rota's Veterinary Services Clinic and Army Capt. Jeremiah Nelson, OIC of Rota's Veterinary Service Command, performs surgery on a local pet . All of these services are what the five Soldiers serivng here aboard NAVSTA Rota Army Strong.

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An E-3 appeared for Captain's Mast July 19 for violations of UCMJ, Article 91, Article 92 (failure to obey lawful order), 2 specifications, and Article 107. He was awarded reduction in rate to E-2, 30 days of restriction and 30 days of extra duty..

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Making a Difference in the World One Smile at a time.

Rebuilding Hope in Romania Story and Photos by UT2 Jeffery Walter, NMCB 7 Public Affairs

CONSTANTA, Romania -- More than 20 Seabees and Marines from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven Detail Romania and the Black Sea Rotational Force stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airfield, Romania joined forces to refurbish a children’s playground at an orphanage home for adolescent, teenager and young adults here June 19-22. The project was at Casa Speranta, Romanian for House of Hope. But this is no ordinary home. It is his a home for HIVpositive children, teens and young adults. “We want to create a feeling of being in a family,” said Elena Cismasu, house administrator. “The main goal here is the children. We make sure they are looked after.” The staff at Casa Speranta had closed the playground for some time after a child injured himself while playing on it. “We wanted to fix the playground ourselves, but we didn’t have the funds,” said

Cismasu. “The Seabees and Marines are extraordinary people. “They worked from dawn until dusk, even on the weekends.” Seabees and Marines worked handin-hand through the weekend removing worn-out and unsafe playground equipment from the wooden walk-way, play-house and ship and putting in its place new lumber for a safe and secure playground. “It feels great knowing that by just giving up some of our off-time we could make such a big difference in the lives of these children,” said Construction Mechanic Terry Lozano, who along with nine other Seabees volunteered to help with the project. Steelworker 2nd Class David Capuria led a group of two Marines as they helped construct new stairs for the play-house. “The project turned out great, said Capuria. “It is safer, more secure and children can now play on their playground.” Construction Electrician 2nd Class Dakarai Elder and Construction Electrician

CE2 Dakarai Elder, assigned to NMCB 7 Detail Romania, is all smiles as a child at the, ‘House of Hope’ Orphanage House opens a gift boxes donated by volunteer Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force.

Constructionman Stanley Nelson teamed together to reconstruct the wooden walkway and ladders throughout the playground. “When the project was complete, the children had the biggest smiles on their faces,” said Elder. “They were eager to play games and play on their new playground, which was a reaction that will remain in my memories for a very long time.” The Seabees and Marines were invited back to the house on June 22, to dedicate the new playground and present gift boxes filled with toys and clothes, donated by the Marines, to all the children and teenagers

living at the ‘House of Hope’. Builder First Class Jason Fletcher presented the house mother, Mrs. Cismasu, with his NMCB 7 First Class Association Coin, so they would always remember the Seabees that had come to help them. “Seeing the look on the children’s faces when the project was complete meant a lot,” said Fletcher. “Volunteering for me is a way to give back to those who care and provide for others. This deployment is a great opportunity for all of us here. To represent our nation and give back to those who are less fortunate is overwhelming.”


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OPSEC, Social Networking and You

your friends and family. Be sure to tell them to take extra caution when posting photos and information about yourself and family. Another very important aspect for securing your personal information is your password. When creating your password be sure to use these guidelines: Is it unique from your other online passwords? Is it sufficiently hard to guess? And is it adequately protected, meaning that it is not shared or ever given away? If you want to protect information, don’t make it easy for someone to access it by using a simple and easy to guess password.

One of the most overlooked aspects regarding your privacy over social media is your account settings and privacy. Carefully look through and set all your privacy and security options. Without taking these necessary steps, you could unknowingly be sharing all of your information freely for anyone who is interested enough in seeing it. There are a few things you should do when checking your privacy settings; determine both your profile and search visibility. Sort “friends” into groups and networks and then set access permissions accordingly. Verify through other channels

that a “friend” request was actually from your friend. Add “un-trusted” people to the group with the lowest permissions and access. When it comes to security you have to make sure you are doing your part. Always make sure you keep your anti-virus software updated and when using social media, be sure to beware of links, downloads and attachments just as you would in e-mails. Also beware of “apps” or plugins which are often written by unknown third parties who could possibly be using them to access data from you and your friends. Before logging in or entering any sensitive data whatsoever, be sure to first look for HTTPS in the address bar and the lock icon that indicates active transmission security, especially when using Wi-Fi hotspots. If you do not see these then any data you input into the page is unsecure and can be possibly viewed by others. With everything from jobs being lost or not granted, to information gathered being used in the court room, always be sure to do one thing…think before you post! Remember, your information could become public at anytime due to hacking, configuration errors, social engineering or the business practice of selling or sharing user data. For more information, contact your organization’s Information Assurance Officer or Information Assurance Manager.

These annual reports provide details about the drinking water quality at Naval Support Activities Naples, Italy, Souda Bay, Greece, and Bahrain; Naval Station Rota, Spain; and Naval Air Station Signonella, Italy. Consumer Confidence Reports include information on water sources and treatment

processes, compliance standards, and data tables that list sampling results for the relevant year. Electronic versions of all CCRs are available at https://portal. navfac.navy.mil/eurafswa and on NAVFAC EURAFSWA’s Facebook group. NAVFAC EURAFSWA executes over $600 million a year in construction,

professional engineering and facilities services for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense and NATO commands in those countries throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia where the Navy is the DoD lead agent for Military Construction. For more information, please visit our website at www.navfac.navy.mil.

Story by M. Sonny Balayan, NCTAMS LANT Det. Rota IAM

2009 could have easily have been deemed “The Year of Social Media” as it saw a incredible growth in the usage of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace. Social media sites are software applications that connect people and information in spontaneous and interactive ways. While networking sites can be useful and fun, they can provide our adversaries, such as terrorists, spies, and criminals, with critical information needed to harm you or disrupt your mission. Practicing Operations Security will help you to recognize your critical information and protect it from an adversary. Here are some safe tips to get you started from the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff to navigate the social media world. When it comes to safeguarding your personal information there are a few things you should always do. Always keep sensitive, work-related information “OFF” of your profile. You do not want to advertise your plans, schedules, and location data for everyone to see, and always protect the names and information of co-workers, friends, and family members. Also when it comes to safeguarding your information, remember to involve

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Water Quality Reports Available Online Story by Kelly Burdick, NAVFAC EURAFSWA Public Affairs

NAPLES, Italy – Consumer Confidence Reports for U.S. Navy facilities throughout Europe and Southwest Asia are now available for consumers throughout Navy Region Europe Africa Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA).


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Safe Food and Healthy Pets

James, an 8-week old Yorkshire Terrier owned by Rota resident Candace Brown, receives a checkup and shots at the Rota Veterinary Services clinic on July 23rd. The clinic provides animal medical services to the NAVSTA Rota community's privately owned pets.

Spc. Kenneth Langston performs inspections on meals ready to eat in a warehouse on Camp Mitchell on July 21st. The US Army Veterinary Service Command is responsible for maintaining the safety of all food available on NAVSTA Rota.

military and DoD community from those threats.” One full-time inspector working in the Commissary has the main responsibility ensuring the wholesomeness of the base’s major food supply, keeping expired items off of the shelves and watching for recall items. A secondary inspector makes daily rounds checking storage temperature and shelf life of the fresh fruits and vegetables. This person also safeguards the deli meats and cheeses making sure they are properly stored and rotated. The secondary inspectors also make regular rounds to the other food-selling and storing facilities like Subway, Café Ole, and even the gas station and drive-in. Any facility that provides any type of consumable gets checked out, all for the sake of safety. One might wonder why the food inspection services are associated with the

veterinary clinic. What does food have to do with animal medical care? The Army Veterinary Command was formally established by an Act of Congress on June 3rd 1916. However, recognition of the need for veterinary expertise had been evolving since 1776 when General Washington directed that a "regiment of horse with a farrier" be raised. In the 1890's veterinarians were being sought to inspect meat, poultry and dairy products destined for frontier posts. Strong academic background in microbiology, epidemiology, pathology and public health made veterinarians ideally suited for a role in ensuring wholesomeness of food. Modern veterinarians still work closely with the animals destined to become food. They are responsible for examining the animals’ health pre-slaughter and checking major organs for disease post-slaughter before


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Medical Treatment for the Furry Family Members any meat ever goes to market. Rota’s Army veterinarians perform these tasks here in Spain as well. The Rota Commissary is working on a contract to procure fresh poultry from Seville and it has been the job of Army veterinarians to perform the inspections on the factory, livestock, and products that could be hitting our commissary shelves in the future. While half of the unit is entrusted to keep the community’s food safe and healthy, the other half of the unit is busy keeping the base’s working and domestic animals medically ready. “We are the only medical providers to the military working dogs here,” said veterinary technician Spc. Ashley Klingman. “Just like their human counterparts, these dogs are active duty members who need to be in top health to perform their jobs.” Not only does the clinic service military

Spc. Ashley Klingman gives Melissa Aaron advice about how to care for and train her new Chocolate Labrador puppy, Zeke. The veterinary clinic provides medical services to pets owned by residents of the NAVSTA Rota community.

working dogs, they also care for the furry family members of those stationed here. Nelson has seen an increase in outpatient services for the community over the last three years and has witnessed the evolution of the house pet into a member of the military family. “Pets have become members of the family and a source of physical and emotional support for those left behind when a loved one goes on deployment,” said Nelson. “We work daily to keep these comfort animals healthy which in turn keeps the family’s quality of life high and that is reassuring to the deployed service member.” Between keeping food supplies healthy and wholesome, ensuring military working dogs are fit for full duty and keeping fourlegged family members healthy, Army veterinary services are mission essential and Rota’s Army of five is keeping the community safe and healthy.

Army Capt. Jeremiah Nelson, OIC of Rota Veterinary Services, examines Thor, an Alaskan huskey owned by Steven Johnson, at the veterinary clinic. The veterinary clinic provides medical services to pets owned by residents of the NAVSTA Rota community.


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Take a Chance in Life and Embrace Change An acquaintance of mine and his wife were visited Rota once and we got together for a Spanish dinner out in town. We have known each other for a short time and neither of us had met the other's spouse. My bride wasn’t so sure about this “date” but she was very supportive. We soon discovered my friend grew up in the same locale as my wife and shared not only the same number of children but the same break down of one daughter and two boys. The more we talked, the more we discovered similarities in our journey Chaplain Lynn Christensen in the Navy and how we came to be where we are. Neither of us had any desire to be a pastor, let alone a chaplain in the Navy. Though I only briefly thought about joining the Navy right out of High School, I never gave it much thought after going to college. My friend had a similar experience. He never intended to go to college and both of us absolutely recoiled at that thought of having to get up in front of a crowd and preach. Faith in Christ was important to both of us, but who wants to be a preacher? Neither wife grew up thinking “I want to marry a man who will be a pastor.” Our paths seemed to mirror each other. It seemed like we were old friends, the evening quickly slipped away and midnight was upon us before we knew it. It was one of the more memorable evenings I've had in Rota and we promised to see each other down the road. So what's the lesson here? Sometimes we get wrapped up in predetermined notions of how things will go, that we paralyze ourselves with negative expectations. Had we not ventured out together, we would have missed a great evening. Now don't get me wrong, this is not an article simply encouraging you to have a "positive attitude." I am the worst example of this. Pessimism abounds! I am prone to worry and plan for the worst, especially in the dark hours of the night. In Christ, we have forgiveness for this sin of worry and negativism. In His forgiveness, in His love and mercy, we can find rest. We can face the new and coming day with His peace. There is a prayer that helps me at these times, one I’ve often prayed on a ship and in Iraq. “Be present merciful God, and protect us through the hours of the night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of life may find our rest in You, though Jesus Christ our Lord.” If you would like to speak with a chaplain for any reason please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

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Call the Chapel at 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Develop a deeper relationship with God by learning and understanding the mind of Christ, every Tuesday at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. Child care is provided.

Evening Adult Bible Study

This adult Bible Study led by Mike Cannon begins with a meal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings and breaks off into a group study from 7 - 8 p.m. A video is viewed followed by a discussion of the video and Scripture. All are welcome to attend and child care is provided.

Protestant Coordinator of Religious Education

A part-time position for one year starting Oct. 1. This person will supervise and coordinate the program of Protestant religious education for all age groups. Experience is preferred, but not required.

Protestant Music Director

A part-time position for one year starting Oct. 1 for the 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Protestant Worship Service.

Catholic Music Director

A part-time position for one year starting Oct. 1. This is for the noon Catholic Mass. This person will provide accompaniment and direction for the Catholic Choir and congregation during Mass.

Catholic Coordinator of Religious Education

A part-time position for one year starting Oct. 1. This person will supervise and coordinate the program of Catholic religious education for all age groups, and will be responsible for the solicitation and training of teachers for Catholic Religious Education Programs. Experience is preferred, but not required.

Galactic Blast

Pre-K through 6th grade kids, come board the Galactic Praise to see our awesome universe - and our awesome God - in a whole new way Aug. 16 - 20 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Chapel. Call Kelly Morgan at 727-4005 for more information.

The Joint Service Color Guard ceremoniously fold a personally owned flag during the annual flag raising ceremonies July 1, 2010. The color guard performs multiple flag raising ceremonies during the limited time the ceremony is permitted.


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Helping Sailors Succeed in the Navy Story and Photo By MC1(SW) Paul Cage

RP2 (FMF/SCW) Leonel Torrente discusses his Navy future with NAVSTA Rota Command Master Chief, (SW/ AW) Chuck Scavo, (right), and NC1 (AW) Angel Rivera, during his CDB June 21. CDB’s are required for all Sailors upon reporting to a command.

You are a brand new Sailor checking aboard Naval Station Rota. Your sponsor got you settled in, and you are getting your qualifications done at work and things are running smoothly. But what do you want to do with your time here in Rota? To ask it another way, what do you want to be when you grow up? A few years ago, the Navy developed the Brilliant-on-the-Basics program with six key pillars: command sponsorship, command indoctrination, mentorship, ombudsman programs, recognition programs and Career Development Boards, which is the centerpiece of the program. NAVADMIN 043/08 says these practices form the foundation upon which every successful career is launched. "CDB’s are a critical tool for the chain of command to interact directly with every Sailor from the day they check aboard," said Capt. Bill Mosk, commanding officer, NAVSTA Rota. "They are a positive element of command climate, but only when implemented with the intended end state in mind - due diligence to our Sailors." Leadership across the Navy and here Say career development boards, mandated by OPNAVINST 1040.11C, assist the Navy and Sailors in achieving their goals. “It’s no secret - once a Sailor knows you care, they become better workers and want to do more,” said NAVSTA Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Chuck Scavo. “CDB’s area an absolute must for all ranks, even for officers when they do mentoring sessions with the Skipper and XO. If they are

not being done, then you are not leading your Sailors right. These allow me to find out what is going through that Sailor’s mind as far as their career is concerned. It also gives the career development team a challenge to come up with ways to get our Sailors into programs they want. We find out if they are going to stay, get out and get a job, go to school or switch services. CDB’s put me in touch with all that.” CDB’s are required for all Sailors upon reporting to a command - after six months on board, at 12-months on board and at 12-month intervals thereafter. Official guidance is contained in OPNAVINST 1040.11C. When the Sailor's career desires are recorded in the Career Information Management System, it becomes part of a permanent record that can follow the Sailor throughout his or her career. “CDB’s are the corner stone to a successful naval career,” said Navy Counselor 1st Class (AW) Angel Rivera, NAVSTA Rota Command Career Counselor. “Our entire Chain of Command from the base commanding officer, down is fully engaged in this program. It is ensuring all of our Sailors have a successful tour here in Spain and beyond.” Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class (FMF/SCW) Leonel Torrente said he found his CDB very informational. “We talked about the Navy, setting myself up for success,” said Torrente. “It showed me the Navy cares about my career and is not leaving me out to dry and find my own way.”


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Col. Kimberly Corcoran, left, Commander, 521st AMOW passes the operations group guidon to Col. James A. Regenor duirng the 521st AMOG change of command ceremony.

521st AMOG Welcomes New Commander

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The 521st Air Mobility Operations Group at Naval Station Rota, Spain received a new commander during a change of command ceremony July 27. Col. James A. Regenor relieved Col. Gordon S. Campbell as Commander, 521st Air Mobility Operations Group. Campbell served in this position since Sept. 2008. Col. Kimberly J. Corcoran, commander, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, was the featured speaker and congratulated Campbell on his service. “You did an awesome job,” said Corcoran. “During the past two years, members of your group provided the aircraft maintenance, aerial port, and command and control to move 830,000 tons of cargo and 2.4 million passengers on almost 50,000 missions, supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, and Coronet East missions transiting Southern Europe and Southwest Asia. We are all better for your leadership. Thank you very much.” Campbell thanked the men and women

of the 521st AMOG for their efforts and their service. “For me, today is about saying thank you,” said Campbell. “When we stood up this group almost two years ago, all of our achievements and accomplishments would not have been possible if not for the help, support and your assistance.” Assuming command, Regenor thanked Campbell and the men and women of the 521st AMOG, noting that he was impressed with their efforts in ensuring the Air Force at Naval Station Rota remains an enduring and strategically component into the 21st Century. He praised Campbell for his leadership. “Today we, the men and women of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, continue the journey and legacy in the ship that Colonel Corcoran and Colonel Campbell built. I am so very thankful to have such a fine ship and such a capable crew." Campbell is heading to Headquarters, Air Mobility Command where he will serve as Chief of Air Force Smart Operations.

At a Glance: Col. James A. Regenor FAMILY: Wife - Sherece Son - Keaton Daughter - Amelia Caroline

CAREER: Commanded twice at the squadron commander level Deputy Executive Secretary, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President Commander of the Air Force’s only nuclear airlift squadron Commanded a deployed C-17A Expeditionary Airlift Squadron while supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Served on the DIRMOBFOR staff during Operations Allied Force and Shining Hope EDUCATION: BS in Geography, minor in Chinese Language / US Air Force Academy MS in National Resource Strategy / Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Defense Superior Service Medal Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Commander, 52st AMOG, Col. James A. Regenor

FLIGHT INFORMATION: Rating: Command Pilot Flight hours: More than 4,100 Aircraft flown: C-17A, KC-135R, T-37

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Veni, Vedi, Vici Italica Story and Photo by MC1 (SW) Paul cage

I freely admit that I am a nerd when it comes to all things Roman! Since I can remember, I’ve had a deep passion for this civilization that has influenced and continues to influence the world to this day. When I was in high school in California, I remember telling my history teacher that I was going to visit every country that the Roman Eagle flew over and Spain is one of them. The Roman city of Italica is about 9 kilometers northwest of Seville, Spain and was founded in 206 BC by the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. Scipio settled his Roman soldiers who were wounded in the Battle of Ilipa where he defeated the Carthaginian army during the Second Punic War (218 to 201 BC). The name Italica bound the colony to their Italian origins and the town was a way to keep the newly conquered area in check in case of revolt. The modern town of Santiponce overlies the vetus urbs or old city of republican times founded by Scipio and the pre-Roman Iberian city where you can see the theatre and the baths. But it wasn’t for another 250 years did the town make an impact on the Empire because two of Rome’s greatest emperors are from this town; Emperor Trajan, who extended the Empire to its greatest territorial extent and Emperor Hadrian, who fortified the frontiers and built some of the

Mosaic floors like the one above are on display in Seville. The one above graced the floor of some forgotten nobleman. Roman roads crisscrossed the empire, linking cities from Europe to Asia and Africa. The one here leads from the amphitheater to the city center.

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VISTA/TRAVEL

Emperor Trajan was born in Italica 53 CE. He rose through the ranks to become Emperor in 98 CE. He was followed by Hadrian to (picture on page 11, far right) ws born here in the throne. Hadrian was born here in 76 CE, becoming Emperor in 117 after Trajans death. Below, Diana the Huntress is on display at the Museo Arquelogico in Secille. Diana was the patron diety of Roman Spain.


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July 29, 2010 To beat the heat of Southern Spain, the villas at Italica had lush gardens for the rich to relax in. They were decorated with beautiful mosaics, statues and had fountains. Below a statue of Trajan use to grace the Trajanarium that was built after his death when he was declared a God and worshiped across the Empire.

Romans were masters at building arches. The one here supported the massive stone structure that was the amphitheater in Italica. It is said the amphitheater in Italica was the 3rd largest in the Empire. All that remains now is a shadow of its former glory.

Two Emperors, One City most beautiful buildings of Imperial Rome. The well-preserved city of ruins seen today is the nova urbs, or new city, magnificently laid out under Hadrian’s patronage. He rebuilt public buildings, added temples, including the Trajaneum which venerated Emperor Trajan after his death. One of the greatest buildings in the city was its amphitheater; the third largest in the Empire seated 25,000 spectators, half as much as the great Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome. The city’s Roman population at the time is estimated to have been only 8,000. The games and theatrical performances funded by the local aristocracy were a means of establishing status. The size of the amphitheater shows that the local elite were maintaining the status that extended far beyond Italica itself. Compared to Rome and Pompeii, Italica seems not to be as urban as those cities. But what Italica does give you is a chance to appreciate city planning. The wide cobbled streets are visible, laid out in a grid, just like modern American cities. The first floors of the buildings, that are no longer there, were full of store, selling their wares just like modern cities do today. On top of the hill, you can get a glimpse of the villa gardens with their mosaics and a

replica of the marble colossus statue of Trajan. There are also other replica statues in Italica such as Diana the Huntress who was the patron deity for Roman Spain. However, the good times didn’t last. A shift of the Guadalquivir River and the deforestation of the local are left Italica high and dry. The population dwindled as early as the third century. Later Seville grew nearby, and no modern city covered Italica’s foundations. The result is a well-preserved Roman city of Hispania Baetica, the name of the Roman province which is now in Andalucía. The excavation of Italica began in 1781 and continues to this day. The riches of the town can be found in the Museo Arqueologico of Seville which is a must see. Here the famous marble colossus statue of Trajan, the second century Venus of Italica, found near the theatre in 1940, are beautifully displayed there. The mosaic floors from Italica and other parts of Andalucía are on exhibit along with many more statues and everyday wares such as pots and pans can be seen and appreciated. So if you have a passion for all things Roman like I do, then take a Saturday trip to Italica and Seville an marvel in the glory that was ancient Rome.

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VISTA/LEISURE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ferias

Every Friday during August

Aug. 4 - 8 – Setenil de las Bodegas Fair (Cadiz)

Jerez de la Frontera – Astoria Cinema – “Viernes Flamencos” Performance of differents flamenco groups, guitar players and singers For more info contact COMREL, 727-2813 Today through Sunday, Rota's Fiesta de la Urta, Avda- San Juan de Puerto Rico. Tonight at 11:30 p.m., Sala Milwaukee: Antonio Reguera & Agustina; Avda. Bajamar, 10. Entrance 15 euros. July 29, Tarifa (Baelo Claudia Roman Ruins)

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July 29 – Aug. 1 - Rota – Feria de la Urta Aug. 4 - 8 – El Gastor Fair (Cadiz) Aug. 5 - 8 – Zahara de los Atunes Fair (Cadiz) Aug. 6 - 8 – Benamahoma Fair (Cadiz) Aug. 11- 15 – Jimena de la Frontera Fair (Cadiz) Aug. 11 - 15 – Puerto Serrano Fair (Cadiz) Aug. 11 - 15 – San Roque Fair (Cadiz)

Flamenco Festival – “La Raiz de mi querer” - guiadecadiz.com July 26 - Aug. 8, 10:00 p.m. Sanlucar de Barrameda – La Merced Hall - 30th International Music Festival “A Orillas del Guadalquivir” July 31 – Chiclana de la Frontera – Municipal Sports Pavillion Se Llama Copla Spanish Song Festival – 2010 Tour Admission: 12 euros - guiadecadiz.com July 31 – Bornos (Cadiz) 30th Anniversary - Rock Festival “Lago de Bornos” – guiadecadiz.com July 30, 10:15 p.m. - Sanlucar de Barrameda – Bullring Motocross Freestyle Contest – Admission: 18 euros Aug. 9 – 15, Art Exhibit by Keka Raffo at Casa Grande in Vistahermosa Opens Aug. 9; 9 – 11 p.m. Aug. 10 – 15. 12:30 – 2 p.m. and 7 – 10 p.m. Aug. 13, 8 p.m. at Bar Los Pinos, Art Auction, Proceeds go to the Association Direct Help for a Moroccan Village. Saturdays and Sundays – Puerto Sherry – El Puerto de Santa Maria All day – “Mercadillo” – Antiques market

Bullfights (El Puerto de Santa Maria) July 25 , 7:30 p.m. - Juan Jose Padilla, Arturo Macias, Oliva Soto Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. - Enrique Ponce, Francisco Rivera, Ordonez and “El Fandi” Aug. 5, 10:30 p.m. - Sandra Moscoso, (female bullfighter), Vazquez Romero and Jose Ignacio Rodriguez Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. - On horseback bullfight - Fermin Bohorquez, Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, and Diego Ventura Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m. - Manuel Jesus “El Cid”, Jose Maria Manzanares, and Miguel Angel Perera Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. - Morante de la Puebla, “El Juli”, and Cayetano Rivera


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VISTA/CULTURE

July 29, 2010

Costa de la Luz

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By Manuel Alba-Jaime

he Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) is the western part of the Andalucía coastline that faces the Atlantic Ocean, where the province of Cádiz and Naval Station Rota are. From north to south this is an interesting and spectacular area of coastline. If you start in Sanlucar de Barrameda, you will see the historic Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park. Further south, around the small villages of Chipiona and Rota you will find fine beaches, full of sun worshipers from across Europe. The town El Puerto de Santa Maria is famous for its restaurants serving succulent king prawns washed down with Manzanilla wine. Across from Rota is the historic walled city of Cadiz, which is built on a peninsula jutting in the Bay of Cadiz. The isthmus joining the mainland has miles of beaches and the Bay of Cadiz is a natural park. Further south, at Sancti Petri the ragged coastline is dominated by coves and cliffs often backed by pine forests. The best are located just to the north of the fishing town of Barbate and are protected in the cliffs and pinewood of Barbate National Park. Do not miss the villages of Conil de la Frontera, Caños de Meca, and Zahara de los Atunes. Do not forget Vejer de la Frontera, the fortified hilltop white village 10km inland. Also, visit Bolonia and explore its Roman ruins which are isolated in a cove protected by rocky headlands. Continuing south, you soon reach Tarifa, the windsurfing capital of Europe. Its best and kite surfing beaches are to the north at Playa de los Lances and Valdevaqueros. Turning the corner into the Mediterranean are the unspoiled beaches west of Sotogrande. To the east, near Guadiaro, there are beautiful coves and rocky headlands which are ideal for diving. Theses coves are very popular on summer weekends. From here, you enter the Province of Malaga and the Costa del sol – Coast of the Sun. Costa de la Luz, is a beautiful and hospitable part of Andalucia and is one you should explore and enjoy, especially at sunset. Sunset on the Costa de la Luz are some of the best in the world. (Photo By Nayra Pascual)

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Community News

COMMUNITY

Personal Property Summer Hours

Summer hours for Personal Property through Sept. 17 will be 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact 7272419 for outbound appointment scheduling or 727-1624 for inbound assistance.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

AA meetings are scheduled every Wednesday, 7 p.m. at bldg, 575. Call 649-13-4248 for more information.

Women's Volleyball

All teens and adults of all skill levels are invited to play women’s volleyball every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at the base gym. For more information contact May at mnurse12@ yahoo.com or sign up at the gym.

DGF SCHOOLS DGF School Bus Registration

All new DGF students must register with the DGF School Bus Office no later than Aug. 13 to ensure the student will have an established stop. After the deadline, your child may have to wait a few weeks for a stop to be established. The DGF School Bus Office is open weekdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the DGF Elementary School, Rm. 50. Call 727-4219/4143 or 639-14-6607 for more information.

Sure Start Program

DGF is now accepting applications for the Sure Start Program. Applications must be completed and returned to the elementary school office no later than Aug. 15. Acceptance emails will not be made before Aug. 28. For more info contact the main office at 727-4185/4187.

Free and Reduced Student Meals

DGF School Year 2010/11 student meal applications are now being accepted. Applications can be sent via email or picked up at either DGF administrative office. For more information contact the DGF Military Liaison Officer at 727-4444/4185 or visit www. fns.usda.gov.

NAVY COLLEGE

Masters Degree in Human Relations

Earn your Masters in Human Relations through the University of Oklahoma in as little as 16-24 months. This degree can open doors in HR Mgmt, Public Affairs, Counseling and other career fields. Call Trevor Sloan at 727-2799 or aprota@ou.edu to learn more.

Sign-Up For UMUC Now

UMUC offers more than 25 different degree plans in Certificates, Associate, Bachelor

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and Master degrees now through Aug. 22. Financial Aid options are available for dependents along with Tuition Assistance for military members. Stop by the Navy College now or contact 727-2917 or rota@ed.umuc.edu.

ERAU Term I Face to Face Schedule

Embry Riddle University happily announces the offering of three face to face classes during Term I. These are: Physics 102- Explorations in Physics starting Aug. 24 and being offered every Tuesday from 5 - 10 p.m.; SCTY488- National Security Issues and Terrorism meeting over two weekends and officially starting Aug. 27,  and MGMT324- Aviation Labor Relations, also meeting over two weekends and officially starting Sept. 10. For more details and/or to obtain a course syllabus, please contact us at 727-2984 and/or rota.center@erau.edu

Fleet & Family Support Center

Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.

Military Spouse 101

July 29, 9:30 -11:30 a.m. “You’re going where?” (TAD) “You have to fill out what?” (a chit) “What or who in the world is a COB?” “What can’t we just go on vacation? Why do you always say leave?” Do these questions or some like them sound familiar? Learning the military is like learning a whole new language. But it can be fun! Come join us and learn more about this thing called “the military”.

Saving & Investing

July 30, 3 - 4 p.m. Retirement? Kids college? TSP? 401K? This dynamic workshop gives you information you need to make an informed decision about your future.

Sponsor Training

Aug. 5, 9 -11:30 a.m. at FFSC. If you have you been assigned as a sponsor, take a couple hours out of your work day to receive the latest information to pass on to your sponsoree. SMEs from Housing, PSD, 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.

New Spanish Tutorials

Every Tuesday, starting Aug. 10 - 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. If you are currently taking Spanish class and you need extra help come to our new one on one Spanish Tutorials. What ever your goal or level, join us to learn and practice your Spanish. In these one on one sessions you will get personalized tutorials based on your needs. Please call to check availability.

Assertive Communication

Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – noon. Do you having trouble saying “no”, even when you really want to? Do you feel like people walk all over you? Would you like to know yourself and build your self-esteem? If any of these questions rings a bell with you, join us and learn practical ways of expressing yourself.

Editor's Note: Submit community news announcements no later than the Friday before the desired publication date to coastline@eu.navy.mil. Submissions are limited to 65 words or less and may be edited due to space constraints. Contact the Coastline at 727-2813 for more information.


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PUBLISHERS CORNER

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If You Love To Eat, Then Get Out And Enjoy Three New Restaurants This week there are three interesting new places to try: Miramar, El Molino and El Último. Restaurante Miramar is located right on the boardwalk in Chipiona along side of Hotel Playa de Regla. The dining room is beautiful and has two areas, one of which is glassed in and looks right out over the sea. This restaurant features Asian and European cuisine and boasts a most interesting menu with original creations by Chef Jimmy who is originally from Laos. Those of you, who have been in this area for a while, may know him and tried some of his dishes. I first became acquainted with him and his cuisine years ago when he was head chef for a hotel in Chipiona that no longer exists. Later, he was chef at GiraSol. He does surprising and wonderful things with his dishes. Some of his most popular dishes are: Vietnamese Salad, Tartar of Tuna, Tuna Steak with Prawn Paste and Sesame Seed, Beef Tenderloin with Black Olive Sauce, several curry dishes and a Mixed Starter consisting of Chichen Satay, Spring Rolls,

Prawns on Bread and Chicken Cakes. As I write this, I haven’t yet had the chance to try Miramr, but I have delighted with Jimmy’s cuisine and can enthusiastically recommend it. A small map is included in the ad on page 9 to help you locate the place as well as parking which in summer is at a premium in Chipiona as it is everywhere around here. This time of year, reservations are definitely recommended. Call ahead so as not to be disappointed. Restaurante El Molino is located right off the highway that goes from Base or Rota to Chipiona, it is to your left just after Costa Ballena and there is a big parking lot. The restaurant just opened a couple of weeks ago and although the owner, María José is young, she has a lot of restaurant experience since her parents are in the business. El Molino features grilled meats: beef, veal (Ternera Retinta which is a special breed native to this area), lamb and Ibérico pork. You can choose to have your meat grilled or do it yourself at the table. They also feature

grilled vegetables, several salads and homemade desserts. The décor is rustic, casual and looks most inviting. I am confident that many of you will like it. I had to leave El Último for last; because of the name and because it is the closest for most of us since it is located just outside the Housing (Fuentebravía) Gate. The first time I entered I immediately liked the atmosphere: relaxed, friendly and with a Latino flavor. There are several sofas and low tables as well as a bar with stools. There is a good selection of tapas and drinks. This place I have tried and was really impressed. We tried empanadas Latinas, meat with yucca and chicken pica. Everything was so tasty! The servings are big and the prices small. This place has to be a hit! Also, there is WIFI. Give it a try this week. No excuses! We will definitely go back. I want to remind you to try the home delivery of fresh fish and seafood offered by Pesca Bahía. We just tried it and am happy to report we were very happy with the quality and price. Just call 628-54-2152 a day in advance. For those who live on base, set up a time at the Housing Gate. The Personal Chef Davis gets another great review. Here is what Mat Garber of the Naval Hospital writes: “We would like to thank Chef Davis for a "Worry Free Wetting Down". Chef Davis was fantastic. My wife and I knew that we wanted to throw a wetting down for my promotion, but we also wanted to have fun and socialize with our guests. We met with Chef Davis and explained our general concept and he took over from there. Based on our thoughts he put together a very challenging menu, completed all prep (he doesn't use premade or frozen foods) and had the first rounds of food on the tables as guests arrived. He then continued to roll out a diversity of hot and cold dishes that left our

guests discussing what they had tasted and wondering what could show up next. Fresh food greeted thefirst guest to the last to arrive. I am not sure if there is anything this man can't cook. Working with Chef Davis allowed us to enjoy our party as much as our guests did. If you are considering a function, I would proudly recommend him.” Molly Malone invites you to stop by and try their very own mojitos. As advertised in the last Coastline, this year, they have BBQ on the terrace, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Also, Aug. 7 is disco night so come for the BBQ and stay for dancing! Hotel Puerto Sherry will be hosting Persian Nights every Wednesday in August at the terrace restaurant by the pool with Nadia Solemanjo acting as master of ceremonies. Persian Nights consist of a dinner of typical dishes, Persian violin music, a belly dancer and a drawing for a beautiful Persian rug. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The cost is 65 euros per person or 100 euros per couple. Reservations are necessary. Call 615-50-1719 for reservations. There will be an Art Auction in aid of road to Hansala village in Medio Atlas, Morocco at Bar Los Pinos (over the road from La Espadaña on 13 August at 8 p.m. Well known Rota artists will auction their works for the above mentioned cause organized by Assoc. Direct Help. This event commemorates the 7th anniversary of the tragedy when 36 bodies were washed ashore on the beaches of Rota & Puerto, 12 of whom were from this village, now suffering anew. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an e-mail to Karen@ coastline.e.telefonica.net or give me a call at 607-56-4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.


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

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of

America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Here in Spain, it is the only time you get to see the Stars and Stripes flying over Naval Station Rota. Coinciding with the flag raising was Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual extravaganza at the Champions Complex. This year's theme was the Wild West and nothing embodies the sprit of America like the old west. In a culture that loves love to eat, there was plenty of food, representing the diversity of our

country, a reflection of its people. There was lumpia and ribs, classic hamburgers and hotdogs and ice cream too; there was plenty of food to satisfy one's taste bud. Natalie Stovall wowed the crowd with her fiddle and infectious smile, while Safety Suit rocked the stage until the fireworks illuminated the sky. The 'bombs bursting in air' just after midnight had all Americans oohing and ahhing during the show while patriotic music

blared from the speakers. Then ever proudly, voices joined in unison as Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" accompanied the finale and could make one smile from age two to 92. For 234 years, Americans have stood up for what is right in the world. On occasions like this, we come together to remember those who fought at Valley Forge, Iwo Jima and Iraq, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for a fiercely independent people.


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FEATURE

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Climbing The Food Chain Story by Lt. Jeremy Grennan, FISCSI- Rota

Everytime you visit the Naval Station Rota Gateway Galley, you are seeing the direct oversight and supervision of Culinary Specialists. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Joshua Murphy, the facility manager takes care of everything from menu planning, energy conservation, safety and sanitation to helping and training all of the 45 local nationals that work there. Murphy, along with 15 other culinary specialists from around the Fleet traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Commander, Navy Installations Command 2nd Annual Culinary Competition at the CulinAerie recreational cooking school June 24. Fleet Industrial and Supply Center

Sigonella sent Murphy (FISCSI-Rota) and CS2 Terron Cleveland (FISCSI) represented the European region. The Culinary Competition is only part of the week, as those attending tour the Culinary Institute of America and several culinary locations including the Chief of Naval Operations residence to learn from his personal cooks. Culinary Specialists are both trained in various preparation techniques and then tested in a two-hour “Iron Chef ” style judged event. This year's secret ingredient? - “maple syrup”. Each team of two CS’s chopped, sautéed, broiled, roasted, steamed, baked or fried their way to create a main entrée, salad and soup. CS2 Murphy’s creation was a maple basted pork tenderloin

for the main dish and a smooth and spicy tomato soup. For the full recipe, see below. “Overall the competition really opened up a different side of the rate,” said Murphy. “The competition allowed those in the cooking rate to shine and be more than just shipboard cooks. Some people can cook well, others can’t. It requires a certain passion, so my suggestion is to stick with what you know and just have fun.” Guest judge was Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SS⁄SW) Rick D. West. After the last dish was sampled, the judges gave the decision. ‘‘Our CS’s do such a great job. They are the start of good morale at a command,” said West. "You get a good meal; you are going to get a good, happy crew. These folks are really delivering today, and I look forward to seeing them out in the fleet.” Team Europe took fourth and they said they were honored to attend, and the final

CS2 Joshua Murphy, right, prepars food duirng the CNIC 2nd Annual CUlinary Competition June 24 in Wahington D.C.

products received great reviews. The week’s training and competition was to allow the CS’s to do what they do best as they climb their way up the “food chain.”

Give CS2 Murphy's Receipe A Try Tomato Coconut Bouillon

Indiana-Style Sweet ‘n Spicy Tenderloin

In a small saucepan saute diced scallions, mushrooms and celery add: (3/4 tblsp black pepper, 2 tsp oregano, 2 tsp basil, 2 tsp garlic ½ tblsp red pepper and 2 tsp rosemary) Add 3 cups of chicken broth one can of diced tomatoes and ¼ cup tomato paste stir and bring to boil for 2 min then take to a simmer, let simmer for 3 min add ½ cup coconut milk with ¼ cup of maple syrup add 2 tbsp cornstarch to 2 cups of orange juice. Stir reduce heat and serve with a tbsp of fresh sour cream.

Pre Heat oven to 350 Place 5 lbs raw pork tenderloin in center of sheet pan and bake for 20 min. Remove from oven, and apply mixture of (2 cups maple syrup ½ cup crushed pecans, ½ cup almonds and ¾ cup red pepper) Place back in oven and continue baking for 10 min. Remove from oven and make diagonal ¼ in slices plate and apply a small amount of Tomato Coconut Bouillon in the center – Bon Apetit!


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OUT AND ABOUT

July 29, 2010

Out and About on the Iberian Peninsula

NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Mosk, center, stands with two of the newest Senior Chief Petty Officers in the Navy, MACS (SW) Keith Minor, right, and MACS (EXW/SW) Chad Lewis, during their frocking ceremony July 19.

Navy Munitions Command Det. Rota's Officer In Charge, CWO4 Roddy Wiggins administers the oath of enlistment to Chief Gunner's Mate Paul Gebhardt during a reenlistment ceremony at NAVSTA Rota's Weapons Headquarters July 8. Gebhardt reenlisted for four years and is planning to PCS to USS San Antonio (LPD-17) in October. (Photo by GM1 (SW/EXW) Class Harry Kindt) YNC (SW) Raymond Rodriguez gets arrested during the 2010 Navy Ball Jail and Bail July 23. His crime? Not ensuring the TPS report was done in duplicate and failing to use the new cover letter that superseded the old one in question. (Photo by MC1 (SW) Paul Cage)

Joint Force Command Lisbon hosted the visit of the Russian Federation Embassy Military Attaché in Lisbon. Colonel (Army) Yury Skibenko and Colonel (Air Force) Vladimir Kretov, Air Attaché 13. They were greeted by Lt. Gen. Philippe Stoltz and were given briefings about JFCLB role, mission, responsibilities primarily on “Operation Ocean Shield”. (Photo by SGT Paulo Almeida, AJFCL PAA )

Protect Your Family: Prevent Medical Errors by

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USNHRS, Patient safety

We all know that nothing is risk-free. But did you know that medical errors are a leading cause of death and injury in the U.S.? The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to be an active member of your health care team. Speak up, if you have questions or concerns. Bring a family member of friend to be your advocate, if you think you’ll need help. Learn about any health problem you have. Ask you doctor or nurse, or check reliable sources like WebMD.com or FamilyDoctor.org. Know that “more” is not always better. It’s a good idea to know why a test or treatment is needed. When your doctor prescribes a medicine, make sure you know what it’s for. When you pick up the medicine at the Pharmacy, check to make sure it’s the right medicine. If you have a test—like a Pap or blood test-- don’t assume “no news is good news.” Ask for your results. If you don’t hear from us, call your doctor. When you check in for a medical appointment, make sure we know who you are! We’ll ask you for your name and date of birth, or name and social. When we print out your list of medicines, tell us what else you take. (Such as: aspirin, laxatives, muscle-builders, weight-loss pills and shakes, “NoDoze,” herbs, vitamins, other over-the-counter items, Spanish medicines, and mail-order medicines.) Before a medical staff member has direct contact with you, check to see that they sanitize or wash their hands. If you have surgery (whether it’s in the operating room, emergency room, or a clinic), make sure that you, your doctor, the nurse, and the corpsman all agree on your name, the procedure, and where on your body to operate. Before you are discharged from the hospital, ask your doctor or nurse to explain the treatment plan you will use at home. Find out how and when to take your medicines. If you’re ever not sure how to take your medicines, call us. Call your doctor or call the Pharmacy at 727-3565. We’re here to help.


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RSR: What is the Greatest Sports City? by

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The Rota Sports Reporter, CW04 Ron Herb

Having recently returned from a month long trip RSR was able to visit several cities in the United States. We also enjoy the first trip to a city and getting a taste of it’s sports culture. During this trip RSR began to wonder which city has the greatest sport vibe. Of course we can only truly judge the cities we have been to. It is important to point out that 26 years in the Navy has provided the chance to meet allot of people from different parts of the U.S., so we have a decent sampling of fan support knowledge (coupled with our vast sports knowledge) to help with the decision. Boston, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, and New York all jump quickly to mind as possible cities. Many cities have strong specific sports histories. The Lakers in LA, Packers of Green Bay (really the whole state), Spurs in San Antonio, and the Cornhuskers in Nebraska, all form pretty strong connections with their cities and fans. RSR will save ink and jump straight to the decision point. The fan support, titles, number of teams, and overall impact make it clear that New York stands out among all sports cities. We could be sold based on the history and 27 championships the New York Yankees alone have won. They are the winningest franchise in sports. Add in the Mets, Jets, Giants (RSR all time favorite), Knicks, Nets, and even ST. Johns and it is pretty clear that the eight million plus people that live in New York have allot to cheer for. Again, every city that has a sports team surely has fans that range from die hard to extreme (think Cub fans that have passion despite no rings). Having the recent opportunity to watch a few Yankee fans enjoy a ball game on the television in a hotel lobby, it was a joy to hear the constant “what are you swinging at”? New Yorkers bring a certain sense of entitlement that comes from more than just successful sports teams but rather from a true sense of kinship with their teams. Its hard to talk New York sports without bringing up the Yankees. Currently they sit atop the AL East. RSR believes its time to talk about the MLB season so far. While the Yankees have the best record (at the time this column was written) we still believe the Tampa Bay Rays will end up winning the East. What RSR is excited about is the performance of the Texas Rangers. They hold the largest lead in any division and have

Rota Represented at AAU National B-ball Championships

Story photo by Recharde Johnson, Coach

The Competitive Athletic Sports Europe completed their inaugural season in competing at the Amateur Athletic Union Girls' National Basketball Championships, July 5 - 16 at the Disney World Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. CASE fielded three

teams: 14U, 15U, and Open (19U). The 14U team finished 4th out of 12; the 15U team finished 18th out of 32, and the Open team finished 7th out of 12. The teams were comprised of DoDDS - Europe players with Allana

made the biggest personal move this in-season with the trade for pitching star Cliff Lee. That move clearly shows the Rangers believe they have a good shot this season to go deep in the playoffs. Two years ago, Ranger Outfielder Josh Hamilton took the league by storm as the feel good story of 2008. Last year was a down year and Hamilton looked like a flash in the pan. Not so, thus far in 2010 Hamilton looks like the front runner for the Most Valuable Player award. Nothing about the National League is worth writing about so far this season so, RSR won’t.

Shelton representing Naval Station Rota. The Coaches were: ReCharde Johnson from Stuttgart, Germany; Amelia Tillman from Heidelberg; Robin Hess from Stuttgart; and Rene Johnson Heidelberg.

In case none of you have been paying attention, the NFL starts this week. Well training camp does. RSR is trying to get all the sleep we can now preparing for the 2 a.m. games that take place in Rota (its a small price to pay for game days). While many of you may feel training camp is too early to get interested in the NFL, we beg to differ. RSR is sure all you fantasy football junkies have already put some thought into bye week quarterbacks (if you have not looked into this your already behind) we have. Thats about it from the road Rota. As always, play it hard, play it safe.


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The July 29, 2010 Coastline