The Coastline Volume 22, Issue 31
August 16, 2012
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Asbestos certified contractors remove the plastic wrapped green lines containing asbestos along Aven. III aboard NAVSTA Rota, Aug. 13.
NAVFAC Removes Green Line
By Morgan Over
NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Naval Station Rota residents may have noticed the green pipes around base are either disappearing or are covered in black plastic. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Public Works Detachment Rota is in the process of removing the pipes as part of a $967,000 green line removal project. The pipes originally brought steam from the Central Heating Plant to the pier for ships operating under steam and to other facilities aboard NAVSTA Rota that used steam in the buildings, according to NAVFAC's environmental department. The green line removal project began in May and is expected to be completed by the end of September. The project involves removing all the pipes around base while some of them require special removal. The pipes covered in black plastic require special handling due to asbestos in the lines according to NAVFAC Public Works Det. Rota, Environmental Programs Director, David Bienvenue. “Some sections of the green line were known to not contain asbestos, since these sections had previously been replaced years ago,” said Bienvenue. “To be certain that these sections were non-asbestos, we had over 25 samples from along these sections analyzed by an asbestos-certified lab and all of the results proved absent of asbestos.”
With the non-asbestos sections identified, Public Works began removing the lines. The second part of the project is to remove the asbestos-containing lines while containing the asbestos by an asbestos certified contractor, according to Bienvenue. “The contractor has teams of asbestos trained and certified workers who use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved procedures for asbestos removal called ‘glove bag’ procedure,” he said. “This method ensures that asbestos fibers are enclosed in plastic and are not allowed to escape during removal.” While the lines may be unsightly to some, Public Works is working to ensure no one is exposed to asbestos. “Our number one priority during this project is to ensure that our NAVSTA Rota community and asbestos workers are not exposed in any way to asbestos during the removal process,” said Bienvenue. “All of the work is being completed with the same care and attention as would be required in the U.S.A. by EPA. An additional future benefit for our community in removing the green line is that we will be eliminating this asbestos containing material from NAVSTA Rota.” "I don't think there is anyone in our community who is going to miss having the green line around,” he said.
The green lines are being removed as part of the project by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Works Detachment Rota. Photos by Nathaniel Truemper.
DGF School Updates for 2012 - 2013 Year
Rota Animal Welfare League Needs Support
New Program for Chief Petty Officer Selectees
Congratulations to all new Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees!
August 16, 2012
Know the Social Media Rules for the Military Team Rota, More than 90 percent of service members are using social media sites, primarily Facebook, and the vast majority are using it within the Department of Defense and Departments of the Navy, Air Force and Army guidelines. There are, however, some who find themselves outside the lines in a highly competitive military that allows little room for error. Navy ALNAV 056-10 addresses, in detail, the use of unofficial Internet posts. The Marine Corps falls under the ALNAV and DoN, but it also has MARADMIN 181/10 that discusses social media specifically for Marines. For the Air Force, “Navigating the Social Network” guide provides direction for Airmen. And, for the Army, the “U.S. Army Social Media Handbook” lays out the rules for Soldiers. These are great resources that have all the guidelines on using social media and all fall within the CMDCM (SW.AW/SS) David Twiford general DoD guidelines of acceptable use of Internet-based capabilities. I know that’s a lot of titles and numbers, but I want you all to know where you can go to find out specifics for your branch of service. Although all the branches say it a little differently and they each have some caveats of their own, they all follow very similar definitions of what social media is and what an unofficial post is. Paraphrasing: Internet posts include anything you put on/in Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, and even Webbased email, chat rooms and instant messaging. That pretty much includes everywhere on the Internet as we commonly know it. Unofficial posts are defined as any content about the military (your branch) or related to the military that is posted on any Internet site by active duty or reserve service members, civilian employees of the Department of (branch/ Defense) personnel in an unofficial and personal capacity. Content includes, but is not limited to, personal comments, photographs, video and graphics. This isn’t an effort to scare you away from posting unofficial posts on the Internet. In fact your unofficial posts are usually great for the DoD team. Your posts can help spread the news of the great mission we are doing day in and day out. Unfortunately, there are some knuckleheads posting all kinds of inappropriate things on YouTube and Facebook, etc. There are some simple rules you need to follow, regardless of your branch, to ensure you stay within the lines:
- First and foremost, remember that you, as a member of the DoD, are responsible for all DoD-related content that you publish on social networking sites, blogs, etc. - Ensure the content you publish is accurate and appropriate, and stay in your lane. - Ensure it does not compromise mission security or success. - Be mindful of the lines between your personal and professional lives; they often blur in the online space. - Realize that once you post something on the Internet, you have lost control of it. There is no taking it back. - Use your best judgment at all times, and keep in mind how your posts will reflect upon yourself, your branch and the DoD. - If you identify yourself as DoD member, you must do so accurately, and be clear that the opinions you are expressing are yours and not that of the DoD. - Ensure all posts adhere to your branch-specific and DoD policies for standards of conduct, operations security, information assurance, personally identifiable information (PII), Joint Ethics Regulations and the release of information to the public. - Use good Internet safe practices. Be cautious and guard against cyber criminals and attackers by being mindful of PII for yourself and others. Examples of PII include social security number, addresses, birthdays, birth places, driver’s license numbers, etc. To find your branch-specific policies mentioned above, and more, simply use a Web-based search engine and type in “[branch, i.e. Navy] social media policy]. They are easy to find. If you need assistance locating the policies that govern social media use within your branch, contact our Public Affairs Office at 727-2813. In a nutshell, don’t put anything on the Internet that you wouldn’t want everyone to see, including your grandmother and your chain of command. There is value to the access and use of Internet posting sites. Following the above guidelines will help prevent the compromise of the safety and security of missions, personnel and networks. And, one final note for our family members here: I know being stationed overseas has its unique challenges, but social media isn’t the most effective means of handling frustrating situations, and it isn’t the best way to get answers to all of your questions. From complaints about neighbors to low water pressure, we have people in place, ready to assist, for just about any situation. Please remember to use your command’s ombudsman or key spouse, or your spouse’s chain of command. HOOYAH! CMC
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June 29, 2012 Fire Department 4 8 Family Ombudsman Contact Naval Station Rota, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh, Cell: 648-71-5278 Email: email@example.com 725th (Key Spouse) Diane Miller Home: 727-4306 Cell: 669-95-2595 Nicole Maneen Home: 727-4585 Cell: 686-51-3234 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Navy Housing - Helping Us Help You Blog post by Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs “As a Navy leader - and someone who lives in Navy housing - I am committed to ensuring service members and their families have suitable, affordable and safe housing. Recent events pertaining to mold in Navy barracks and government-owned and family privatized housing have indicated a need to more clearly communicate assistance available on all issues, but particularly when pertaining to health or safety issues. This is a personal issue for me. I am determined to ensure we are providing the very best housing throughout the fleet - but I also need your help. If you help me by reporting your housing issues, we can help ensure you maintain a house or barracks room that you can feel proud to say is your home.” - Vice Adm. Bill French Should a health or safety issue arise during a Sailor's stay in Navy barracks, government-owned or privatized family housing, we will work with the Sailor as an advocate for their needs until we find a solution. If the issue cannot be resolved, we will work with the Sailor to find alternate accommodations. Whether in a barracks room or home, if you live in Navy housing and suspect a health or safety condition exists, please report it to the local Private-Public Venture (PPV) office, the local Navy housing office or your barracks manager. Use your chain of command; talk to your LPO, LCPO, division officer, ombudsman and even your commanding officer until you feel you’re getting the right amount of attention on your issue. If you feel you are having health issues that may be related to conditions in your home or barracks room, see your medical provider immediately and then report the issue to your command medical officer or representative and your chain of command. Taking personal responsibility to prevent issues like mold before it gets out of hand is essential. In many environments mold can grow no matter how well we maintain the home or condition the air quality. Be vigilant and ensure areas of your home or barracks room that tend to have more moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms, are kept clean on a regular basis. Often times, all it takes is a once weekly wipe down with mold/mildew cleaner. As a ready and resilient force, 21st Century Sailors and their families must feel confident they can report personal and housing concerns in order to stay safe and healthy in the places they live so we can all focus on our mission, our duties and those we care about.
August 16, 2012
Galley Evaluation for Award
Ney Evaluator CSCM (SW/AW) Jaime Villar of the Navy Food Management Team checks the temperature of a dish on the salad bar during his evaluation of the Gateway Galley aboard Naval Station Rota for the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award competition. The Ney Award for outstanding food service encourages excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mikel Bookwalter)
August 16, 2012
The Rota Beat What is your favorite season and why?
By Nathaniel Truemper NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
David Glasgow Farragut
DGF New Student Registration Back to School Dates Registration for the 2012 - 2013 school year for new middle school and high school students is by appointment only during the summer. Register by calling 727-4181 or 727-4183 or by emailing the registrar at email@example.com for details.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
“Winter because it's calm and easy to live, it’s like getting back to a routine.” Rosario Julia Payroll Supervisor, Financial
New school year applications for the free and reduced lunch program are now available at http://www.rotamwr.com/youth. Parents may print out the documents, fill in the requested information and drop them off along with last month’s LES and paystubs to the Fleet and Family Support Center or David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) school offices for review. Once they are received they will be processed and a determination letter will be mailed to the command mailbox listed on the application. One copy is also to be taken to the Navy Exchange (NEX) customer service counter to be placed on file in order to receive free or reduced rates at time of lunch ticket purchase. Getting these in before the start of the school year Aug. 27 will allow your child to have lunch tickets for the start of the school year.
Sure Start Applications
“Summer because of my bike.” Sgt. Justin Martinez Armory Noncommissioned officer, FAST Company Europe
Applications are available for pick up through the School Liaison Officer at the Fleet and Family Support Center or David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School office. This program is designed for families of children who will be 4 years old before Sept. 1 and whose sponsor is in pay grades E - 4 and below. Other pay grades may apply but please understand the program is structured for families at the lower pay grades. Eighteen seats are available in this full-day program and snacks and lunch are provided. Get your applications in before Aug. 17 to be considered for the program by dropping them off to the DGF Elementary School office.
Kindergarten Begins Soon Kindergarten will begin full day classroom time Sept. 4. Kindergarten teachers will conduct home visits with families Aug. 27 - 31. Please plan accordingly for this new format.
“Fall, the smell of the brisk air and the color of the changing leaves and the holidays.” Sarah Twiford Lead teacher, Child Development Center
“Summer and spring.” ABF1 Sharman Windley Leading Petty Officer Airfields, Fuels
DGF School updates
DGF Middle/High School
Aug. 24: New student orientation, Noon - 2:30 p.m., DGF multi-purpose building Aug. 27: First day of school, 3:30 p.m. dismissal Sept. 3: Labor Day - no school Sept. 21: Early release day, 1:30 p.m. dismissal Sept. 28: Half-day release, 11:30 a.m. dismissal
DGF Elementary School Aug. 24: New family orientation, 3 - 4 p.m., DGF multi-purpose building Aug. 24: Class lists posted by 5 p.m. Aug. 27: First Day of School/Opening Day for Grades 1 - 6, dismissal that day will be at 1:30 p.m. Kindergarten parent orientation will be held at 1:45 p.m. in child's classroom. Aug. 28 - 31: Kindergarten home visits (which will be scheduled on Aug. 27 during orientation) Sept. 3: Labor Day - no school Sept. 4: First day of school for kindergarten students, 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4 - 12: Sure Start students home visits Sept. 13: First day of school for Sure Start students, 8:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Sept. 21: Early release day, 1:30 p.m. dismissal Sure Start 11:30 a.m. dismissal Sept. 28: Half-day release, 11:30 a.m. dismissal
August 16, 2012
August 16, 2012
Left: Kids receive a demonstration from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3 Sailors during National Night Out held Aug. 7 aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. Right: MA2 Byron Lopez of Naval Station Rota Security Military Working Dog Division (MWD) and his dog is Valdo wait for the demonstrations to begin. Valdo was hit by an RPG in Afghanistan on April 4, 2011, saving four service members.
Rota Community Celebrates National Night Out By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
More than 1,100 service members and their families enjoyed a day of education and fun during the 30th annual National Night Out at Seaview Pines, aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 7. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event designed to fight crime through community awareness and bring all law enforcement agencies and emergency service personnel together with the community to interact with each other and reduce crime. This year’s event was led by Chief Master-at Arms Lawrence Watson and Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey. The base security department organized and led the night that included demonstrations and displays by the NAVSTA fire department, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, military working dogs, nearby Spanish police departments, other tenant commands and support services assigned to the base. "Events such as National Night Out are the corner-
stone to a crime free neighborhood,” said Lindsey. “If we continue to work together as a community we will receive benefits, as a community.” For first-time attendees like Host Nation Protocol Advisor Brenda Navarro Castellet, NNO gave her the opportunity to get educated on a few operational components assigned the base. “This was my first National Night Out experience,” said Navarro. “Everyone was so friendly and willing to show and explain to me what they do. They were willing to answer all questions we had. It was a great experience for the community.” U.S. communities and military installations around the world also celebrated NNO to inform the community about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. "The coordination was superb,” said NAVSTA Rota Security Officer Lt. John Courtial. “The teamwork was outstanding. This was an example of so many entities collectively working together towards a common goal, resulting in a stellar event."
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 members demonstrated their robot capabilities during National Night Out.
Left: McGruff the crime dog visited with NAVSTA Rota members and guests during National Night Out. Right: The Boy Scouts of America were one of the many groups who marched in the parade through housing to kick off National Night Out. Photos by Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jose Malave and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Clss Travis Alston.
August 16, 2012
Naval Hospital Rota Weekly Health Tip Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
Being healthy means being physically, nutritionally, spiritually and mentally healthy. We often focus on one or two aspects and neglect another, especially our mental or emotional health. Mentally healthy people feel good about themselves and are able to deal with the demands, challenges and changes in everyday life. Everyone can feel down, angry or anxious but when these feelings linger or interfere with daily life, it may be time to seek help. Knowing these facts may give you the confidence to seek help: - You are not alone. The two most common reasons people seek mental health treatment are for depression and anxiety. - 80 - 90 percent of mental health problems are treatable using medication and other therapies, so reach out now for help. - Almost half the people who enter therapy complete treatment in seven sessions or less. Many people hesitate to seek help for mental health problems because of the stigma of seeking help for emotional problems. Recognizing a problem and seeking help is not a sign of weakness. If you need assistance, contact your healthcare provider, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) counselors or your Navy Chaplain and be healthy for life.
American Red Cross Job Opening Field Office Assistant
Description: Provides administrative support and assists in the delivery of Red Cross services to members of the military and their families assigned to the Rota, Spain location Qualification: High school diploma plus technical certificate and training and minimum one year of related experience. Two years or more of administrative experience is desired. Strong computer skills to include use of Internet/Intranet, MS Word processing, database and/or spread sheets are required. Job seekers must have Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) status. U.S. citizens under ordinary resident status are not eligible for employment under the SOFA.
Register to Vote The deadline for registering as an absentee voter is Aug. 31. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. Visit https://www.fvap.gov to get the process started and then print and sign your registration form. You can then mail, fax or scan and email (state-by-state dependant) your registration to your voting district. You should begin receiving voting information shortly. You must be registered as an absentee voter to cast an absentee ballot. If you have any questions, each tenant command and department has assigned voting representatives. Important Overseas Voting Dates Oct. 6 - Deadline for voting via absentee ballot from Iraq, Afghanistan, ships at sea and overseas citizens. Oct. 13 - Deadline for voting via absentee ballot from voters in overseas military installations. Oct. 22 - If you have not received and mailed an official absentee ballot yet, see your Voting Assistance Officer to fill out and mail a write-in ballot Nov. 6 - Election Day You can always contact the Installation Voting Assistance Officer, Lt Graham MacDonald, with questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-2830.
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August 16, 2012
Rota Animal Welfare League Needs Your Help By Nathaniel Truemper NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Rota Animal Welfare League (RAWL), a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter that operates aboard Naval Station Rota, is looking for volunteers to care for its current animal overpopulation. “The Rota Animal Welfare League (RAWL) is an independent animal care facility which is fully funded by donations and staffed by volunteer workers,” according to the Rota Animal Welfare League website http://rawlpets.org. “Our purpose is to take in and care for stray, abandoned, and unwanted dogs and cats until caring homes can be found for them.” “RAWL was started in 1982 so it’s been here almost 30 years,” said Lindy Seto, RAWL president. “It was started by a group of active duty service members and civilians who felt there was a need for an animal shelter here on base." “Right now we currently have 51 animals that are looking for homes,” said Seto. “Twenty-two of those are kittens that were brought to us from different areas here on base, several were found in abandoned buildings, and that during this time of year when the feral cats, which we know is a huge population here on base, have kittens. This year we have made an exception to our 'no kitten' rule because there are so many of them, but we must be able to find homes for them.” RAWL typically does not take kittens because of the amount of direct care they require and are currently not accepting any more kittens, according to Set. Seto stressed the importance of animal care but also spoke of RAWL helping new pet owners. “If you adopt an adult animal, typically that animal has already been spayed or neutered, up to date on all required vaccinations and started on monthly heartworm and flea tick prevention” she said. RAWL is a service offered to Naval Station Rota members and is run completely by volunteers. “We currently have 25 active volunteers, that are covering two shifts a day, and we are in desperate need of new volunteers,” said Seto. “We do training every first and third Thursday of every month from 5 - 7 p.m. at the RAWL office. Training is done with our volunteer coordinator and they are taught how to take care of the animals.” If volunteers are looking for something else to do than clean cages, Seto has other options available for people who may need a different task. “We are also looking for people who want to come and maybe walk the dogs or spend time socializing with the kittens because it’s very important that they are handled by people so that when they go to their forever home they will be use to the interaction,” she said. “We are (also) looking for volunteers who have an interest in doing repair and maintenance work, because all of our repair work comes from volunteers." Individuals who want to volunteer but would rather do it with a group now have a new program available where they can participate as a family or part of an organization. “We are also offering a new program where you can 'Sponsor a Kennel,'” said Seto. “This means that if you and your family or organization would like to come in, we would work with you on acquiring the materials and refurbishing the dog houses to make it where in inclement weather the animals have a better shelter.” The dog kennel would be named after the family or organization who donated
RAWL volunteer Beth Sweeney feeds the cats during her visit to RAWL. Sweeney is one of only 25 active volunteers who support RAWL. Photo by Nathaniel Truemper.
the money and materials. They are also looking for people who would “Sponsor a Spay/Neuter.” The person or organization would be able to donate money to assist with the cost of this procedure, especially with the large amount of kittens RAWL currently has. RAWL offers a variety of ways to get involved and to contribute to the welfare of the dogs and cats on base. If you can’t volunteer your time, take home a pet. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a pet, consider becoming a “foster parent” with RAWL according to Set. RAWL is not the only organization in Rota to feel the effects of overpopulation. Siempre Contigo, RAWL’s sister shelter off base, has more than 170 dogs and is well above capacity for what their shelter can maintain. “If RAWL doesn’t have the pet you want, go check out Siempre,” said Seto. For information on adopting or volunteering contact RAWL at 727-4000 or visit their website http://rawlpets.org.
ICR from a Teen Perspective By Joy Hutcheson -Tipton and Robin Hudson Teen Summer Hire and FFSC Director
The Intercultural Relations (ICR) Class is a four-day class at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) designed to help recent arrivals to Rota learn about Spain’s customs and culture. Teens are not required to go to ICR like their parents are, but there are a few reasons why they might want to go. On Tuesdays, base security issues the Spanish driver’s test and if you’re thinking about driving a moped out in town, you’ll need to know what the different international road signs mean. On Wednesday, the ICR class goes on a field trip to Rota, which takes you to the castle where they talk about the history of Rota. They also take you to the gypsy market and a restaurant where you can taste typical Spanish food. The gypsy market is every Wednesday and they have shoes, clothing and jewelry. If you’re thinking about going to the mall either in San Lucar Jerez de la Fronter or El Paseo in El Puerto de Santa Maria you’ll want to know what the european number is for your clothes and shoes sizes. You can also learn some basic
Spanish words and phrases so “Chillax,” there’s no test at the end. Don’t stay cooped up in your hotel or base housing unit and miss ICR, there are plenty of things to see and do while making a new friend or two. If parts of the class are for your parents, take a break, go to the library and get a snack or go to the FFSC’s computer lab and check your email. Bring your laptop or iPad or smartphone and headsets because the FFSC has Wi-Fi. Who knows, you might want to bring your camera so you can take a few pictures on the field trip and make a new profile or background picture for Facebook. Your friends back in the States are missing you so why not show them a little bit about Rota, Spain and how you’re rockin' it. Good news. If you’re wanting an ICR class designed just for teens, then join us today, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. It’s another way to meet new people like yourself and do some fun stuff. Don’t forget to bring €12 for the kayaking adventure and lunch at McDonald's. Hope to see you there!
August 16, 2012
August 16, 2012
Dancing with Elephants Admittedly, I am a terrible dancer. Even still, it was on the dance floor that I first met my wife when we were 14 years old. And, luckily for me, instead of calling the police (which she probably should have done), she decided to stick with me for a while. Now, after nearly 11 years of marriage and, coming up on four children later, she is still hanging out with me, though my dancing is still terrible. Yet even the worst dancers can possess great skill when it comes to dancing around the elephant in the room. In Chaplain Timothy Miller fact, Iâ€™ve never seen such skilled dancing in myself or in others as when trying to avoid a topic that we all know needs to be confronted head on. We are afraid to discuss many topics for many different reasons, not the least of which being the fact that these topics might cause a little bit of
discomfort or pain. Think about this. In a hospital, people get drugged up, knocked unconscious and cut open. Granted, the drugging and the cutting all serve to bring healing to some physical ailment, but for the most part people are willing to endure a little discomfort, perhaps some embarrassment and physical pain, sometimes a lot of it, because they know that in the long run it will bring physical healing. However, with regard to moral or ethical issues that plague our marriages, our workplaces or our lives and culture in general, we often engage in an elaborate dance in order to avoid the elephant and to keep from offending, embarrassing or causing some sort of discomfort or pain in others or, primarily, ourselves. But elephants are not graceful dancers. When they step on your toes, they break your feet and your dance is over. At that point, sadly, the dance is probably not the only thing that is over, and the pain, discomfort and embarrassment you endure is worse than the discomfort of seeking help in the first place. We need to discuss morality, character, integrity
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Catholic Director of Religious Education For specific requirements of the job please contact RP1 Hawkins-Chavis at 727-2161 or 956-82-2161.
and ethical standards. This is an elephant we cannot afford to dance around. We need to discuss what it means to have moral courage. We need to discuss spirituality. The lack of a developed moral compass and ethical code causes some of the most dangerous behavior on the planet, yet it is one of the most contested and uncomfortable topics around. As a Chaplain, this is the world I live in because I believe the Creator of all things, namely God, has something pretty definitive to say about it all. So, if you are struggling with a moral hang up, if you are tired of dancing with elephants and need to discuss a topic in order to save your marriage, your family, your job or even your life, donâ€™t be afraid to come and talk. You might feel uncomfortable, or maybe a little embarrassed, but in the end my hope is that you will find healing as you explore the spiritual aspect of who you are (and I promise not to drug you or cut you open). If you would like to speak with me or another chaplain regarding this subject, please contact the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) The Process for Catholic Inquiry
RCIA is a journey to full faith and the Catholic Sacraments. An informational session for anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church or just learning more about the Catholic faith will be held at the Chapel, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. Those interested in sponsoring new candidates are also encouraged to attend. Contact Melissa Williams at email@example.com or 630-76-4252.
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U.S. and Spanish Marines Conduct Joint Training
Top left: Lance Cpl. Ebin Peters assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe remains vigilant during a medical evacuation exercise during a combined 10-day training exercise aboard Naval Station Rota Spain. They began their training at Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece where they trained the baseâ€™s naval security force on anti-terrorism operations. . Top right: Lance Cpl. Jake Kimura watches for any intruders or unauthorized personal during the drill. Lower right: Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina prepare to medical evacuate (MEDEVAC) a simulated terrorist. Above left: Marines from FAST Company Europe and Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina establish a perimeter during a MEDEVAC exercise. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)
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The Cockroach Diaries: A Trip to London By Robert Klain Contributing Writer
When I heard the Cockroach family was having a reunion in London I booked a flight on a discount airline from Jerez to London. I made my hotel reservations at the Union Jack Hotel which is a hotel for the United Kingdom's military that extends privileges to service members of other countries and has some of the cheapest prices in London. After checking in at the hotel we all met up at the science museum in London for a great tour and a group photo. We were hungry after all that scurrying around and headed for the world famous Cordon Bleu cooking school. There we were treated to a cooking course by their world-renowned chefs who prepared a wonderful meal, which we gobbled down in no time. Then in was off to see the sights of London. The next stop was the Warner Brothers set where they filmed the Harry Potter movies. It took more than 10 years to make all the films and the studio is full of props, sets, robots and everything that went into the movies. It was an incredible tour though Harry Potterâ€™s magical world, I highly recommend it for young and old. Since we Cockroaches love to eat, we went in search of the best foods in London. We did not have to look further than Brick
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Page 12 - Top: Photo illustration of Klain, as a cockroach, in front of the London Tower Bridge. Lower: Photo illustration of Klain on the Harry Potter "Great Hall" set at the Warner Brothers studio. Page 13 - Above: Photo illustration of Klain at the Warner Brothers set of Harry Potter. Top left: A Brick Lane vendor selling curry. Left: Men's cycling at the London Olympics 2012. Below: The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Photos courtesy of Robert Klain.
Lane. It is the United Nations of food. Every nationality and ethic group is represented there. We ate to our hearts content before heading to downtown London to see the other sights and listen to great music. You could not go far in London without running into some Olympic event. Even though tickets were scarce, we were able to see the bike races through downtown and big screens were set up throughout the city so everyone could get a close-up of all the events. The people of London could not have been nicer and it was very easy to get around with the public transportation's Oyster Card. Whether you are going for a family reunion or just for a short getaway London has it all. Be it music, culture or history you will find it all in London. Editor's note: Klain is not actually a cockroach but a Rota resident who had the unique opportunity to wear a cockroach suite and visit interesting sites in London. This is a biased view of London. No cockroaches were harmed in the making of this article.
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Airman in the spotlight
Airman in the Spotlight Tech Sgt. Brien Derrick By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A native of Dodson, Texas, Tech. Sgt. Brien Derrick enlisted in the Air Force in 1999. After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), San Antonio, Texas, he reported to Technical Training School at Kessler AFB, Biloxi, Miss. Once he completed training he reported to his first duty station at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. Derrick reported to Naval Station Rota, Spain in January 2010. He is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the Air Mobility Control Center, 725th Air Mobility Squadron. He said his most significant accomplishment thus far is marrying his wife Caroline and starting their family. The couple have two children, 6-year-old Nicholas and 1 Â˝-year-old Claire. "Every Airman has a story. If you don't know the story, you can't lead the Airmen. Learn their story!" - Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh, while visiting Kisling NCO Academy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Chief Petty Officer Selectee Leadership Course Ready for 2012 Induction Season By Susan Henson Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A new Chief Petty Officer Selectee Leadership Course (CPOSLC) will be available for this year's CPO Induction Season, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick D. West said July 27. "Our Navy chief petty officer community is excited about this new training," said West. The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) developed the course based on the results of a three-day Human Performance Requirements Review (HPRR) Board conducted in October 2011. "CPPD worked extremely hard to put together a good product that prepares selectees for the diverse responsibilities that come with our anchors. This combination of critical case studies, fundamental program awareness and practical knowledge will give selectees a solid foundation and help develop cohesion within the mess that is so instrumental in everything we do. Hooyah to the team that worked behind the scenes to bring it to reality ... their efforts are going to have a lasting and positive impact on CPO leadership across the Fleet," West added. The HPRR board's members consisted of 45 senior enlisted leaders from across the fleet that included U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Master Chief (AW/ NAC) Mike Stevens, who has been selected to serve as the 13th MCPON, and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet's Force Master Chief (SW/AW) James Williams. The board reviewed the previous Chief Selectee Training course to identify redundancies and overlaps of training, gaps in the objectives, and student learning strategies to align the new training with identified and validated requirements for CPO selectees. The result was a complete revision of the course that now features an array of facilitation techniques to make the training more interactive and effective. "CPOSLC is designed to prepare chief petty officer selectees as they transition into their new role," said CPPD Commanding Officer Capt. J. P. Newcomer, who was also a chief prior to being commissioned. "Each chief plays a unique role within the command and the organizational structure. The chief is the senior technical expert, manager of enlisted personnel and linchpin between officer and enlisted personnel. This course provides training on a series of duties, leadership themes and additional concepts that support and reinforce the critical duties of a CPO." The course was developed over a five-month time frame and piloted in May at CPPD Learning Site Dam Neck, in Virginia Beach. Eight first-year chiefs served as students, and a team of three senior chiefs and a chief were the facilitators. "The students unanimously agreed that this course was better than the one they received last year," said Master Chief Ship's Serviceman (SW/AW) Leon Hazley, CPOSLC course manager. "They liked the scenarios and the group discussions because it allowed them to give their opinions and share their experiences with each other." While the previous course consisted of two phases, the new course has 14 topics divided into three units. It includes content such as leading and managing a division as a chief; mentoring and supporting junior officers; communicating effectively within the chain of command; and executing the expectations of your leadership triad, said Hazley. Senior Chief Engineman (SW/PJ/DV) Ronald Shasky, lead facilitator for the CPOSLC pilot said, "The course is more interactive than the former version. There are group discussions, brainstorming activities, role plays and a case study that will require students to rely on everything they've learned over the duration of the course to adequately resolve the issues presented in the study."
Hazley said the revision of the course afforded the chief's mess the ability to leverage its vast experience and deckplate leadership to add realism and relevancy to the course. "We infused the course with constant interaction between the CPO facilitators and selectees to give the students opportunities to draw on the experiences of their shipmates in the chief's mess to fully prepare them to transition into the role of 'the chief,'" he said. Because the content is more facilitator based, selectees are able to exercise skills they learn immediately rather than listening in a traditional classroom setting and trying to recall the lessons later, said Shasky. "The students were highly motivated throughout the entire three-day course. Their engagement level and energy were phenomenal." Hazley said that upon completion of the pilot, CPOSLC underwent a series of subject matter expert reviews by fleet and force's master chiefs, and West gave final approval for the course. Per Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 272/08, this training is mandatory for all chief petty officer selectees and is to be completed prior to pinning. The course is available for download on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). Copies of the course began being mailed out to all ships and commands outside the United States July 30. Commands experiencing difficulties downloading the training will be allowed to use previously distributed training for this year only. CPPD is the Navy's learning center of excellence that equips Sailors to think critically, act responsibly and lead proactively through the Navy's voluntary education program as well as a wide range of personal and professional development courses and materials, including Navy instructor training, alcohol and drug awareness program training, suicide prevention, Bearings classes, and Personal Responsibility and Values Education and Training (PREVENT) classes, and General Military Training (GMT). CPPD's leadership training is delivered throughout a Sailor's career via command-delivered enlisted leadership training material and officer leadership courses in a schoolhouse setting.
New Chief covers sit on a table during the 2011 Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume)
Security Department Note Through Aug. 27, the “Trafico” office in Cadiz will be closed. During this time, NAVSTA Rota’s Security Department will not be able to apply for Spanish driver’s licenses or register vehicles.
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Activities Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577, http://www.realmaestranza.com
Painting display by Rosa Villecillos, through Aug. 31, Galeria de Arte Tartaneros, 4 Tartaneros Street, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Sevilla, Reales Alcázar (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets €8.50
El Puerto de Santa Maria, regular bullfights: Friday and Sunday
Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets €8
Novel bullfights: Sept. 1 - 2
Music Jazz concert by Madeline Bell, Today, 10 p.m., Patio de San Fernando, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), http://www. entradas.com Concert by Chekara Orchestra, Tetuan (Morocco), Friday, 10 p.m., Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz, tickets €15 Music concert by Los Evangelistas, Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz, tickets €25 Rock concert by Dead Metal, Radament and Valhallas Mayhem, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Plaza de la Asuncion, Jerez de la Frontera, free admission
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
Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Monday - Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6:30 p.m., tickets €11
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
Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
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
Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlucar Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m., tickets €3
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
“Viernes Flamencos,” flamenco show by different artists, Fridays through the end of August, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Jerez de la Frontera
Open España Supercross (Moto-Cross), Friday, at 10 p.m., “La Laguna,” Chipiona, visit http://www.rickysproaction.com
Flamenco recital by Rancapino and Family, Saturday, 12:30 a.m., Venta de Vargas, Plaza Juan Vargas, San Fernando
Horse Races, Aug. 27, 28, 29, Las Piletas - Bajo de Guia beach, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Arts Painting display by Pepe Basto and Fernando Toro, ends Friday, Castillo de San Fernando, Plaza del Castillo, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Flamenco Festival with Diego Morao, Diego “El Cigala”, Niña Pastori, Diego Carrasco, Saturday, 10 p.m., Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €15
Concert by Love of Lesbian, Wednesday, 11 p.m., Baluarte de la Candelaria, Parque Genoves, Cadiz, tickets €24 “Fado Soul”, music concert by Trio Al-Mouraria (Portugal), Aug. 24, 10 p.m., Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz, tickets €15
Sports Gran Hippodrome de Mijas (horse races), summer season Friday and Aug 24. Admission €5
Upcoming Festivals Feria de la Vendimia - Jerez de la Frontera - Sept. 11 - 16
Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
Sexual Assault Prevention Response Advocate Training
Through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Hurts One. Affects All... Preventing Sexual Assault is Everyone's Duty." Sexual assault affects everyone, not only the victim. You can help make differences in someone’s life. This training is for anyone interested in doing something bigger than them. The sole concern of the SAPR program is to support the victim. SAPR advocates provide 24/7 direct response to victims and assist them with navigating the military’s response network. Advocates furnish comprehensive information on options and resources so victim can make informed decisions when managing personal information. Help prevent sexual assault before it starts. How? By becoming a victim advocate. Call 727-3232 for more information.
Today, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Edge/JAMS (Teen Center). A special “Teen Intercultural Relations Orientation” is being sponsored by the Fleet and Family Support Center at The Edge (Teen Center). This program is open to students who are newcomers to the area and have been here less than six months. The orientation will give teens a better understanding of the Spanish culture so their stay in Spain will be an enjoyable and positive learning experience. The program includes an exciting trip to Karting Racing Dakart at Jerez.
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. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
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. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Understanding your Teenager - 1 of 3
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Hopes and fears we have for our children.” As teenagers face physical and emotional changes, social pressures and independence,
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their behavior can be perplexing to parents. Wondering how to make it through these tumultuous years? The Nurturing Program for Parents of Adolescents covers topics that will help parents understand their teenagers. These sessions provide ideas on maintaining open communication, improving your relationship with your teen and dealing with problems. Sign up for one or all topics and find ways to survive and flourish during the teen years. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. - Noon. 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. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Understanding your Teenager - 2 of 3
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Needs, feelings and empathy.” Our behavior is based on meeting needs that we have. It’s the same with teenagers. This class helps parents to learn what some of the needs that their teen has are and how once we understand those needs, we can teach our teens how to meet these needs in healthy ways. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Aug. 23, 9 - 11 a.m. Have orders? Getting ready to PCS? Then you should be signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth PCS, you might get some new and useful information about the PCS process, as well as information about your new duty station. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Understanding your Teenager - 3 of 3
Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Confrontation, Criticism and Communication.” No matter how comfortable or healthy your relationship with your teenage is, you’re bound to have conflicts from time to time. How we communicate with our child during these times has a big effect on their confidence. This interactive class helps parents explore communication skills that will enhance their relationship and help instill confidence in their teen. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
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Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now
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.
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
Central Texas College term 1 began Aug. 6. Students can still register for faceto-face classes in juvenile justice, early childhood professions and several online classes. Online classes and Microsoft certification programs both start monthly. Call Central Texas College today at 727-2574 or visit their office in the Community Support Center building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Helping Skills in Human Relations
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 overseasonly program, so take advantage while you’re here. Call NMCRS at 727-1614 to make an appointment.
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.
NMCRS Summer Hours
OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office hours will be 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. through Aug. 24. The office will resume the normal hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Aug. 27. The Thrift Shop will be open Saturday, Aug. 18 and Mondays and Wednesdays through August. Starting Sept. 7, the Thrift Shop will reopen on Fridays. The Thrift Shop shopping hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for active duty service members and their families. All other U.S. government ID cardholders are welcome to begin shopping at 11:30 a.m. until the shop closes at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please contact NMCRS at 727-1614. As always if you have a financial emergency outside of business hours, please contact the director on her cell phone at 18-727-0800.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
AA meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. at the base Chapel. Call DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.
University of Oklahoma’s Rota site offers a Master of Human Relations. Ten classes are taught in six-day increments with six semester hours of internship completing the required 36 hours for the program. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or visit their office in the Community Support Center building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UMUC Fall Registration
Fall registration has begun and will continue through Sunday. Classes begin Monday. UMUC offers a variety of General Education classes including GVPT 170, BIOL 211, SPAN 11 and MATH 102. A special seminar will be offered in the hybrid format called “The Presidential Election.” For more information about the fall classes, call Neal or Angel at 727-2917 or stop by their office in the Community Support Building, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Mobile Pet Grooming Moves in to the Area Mobile Pet Grooming Mejor en Casa (Better at Home) is a mobile pet grooming business started by Ángela Zaldívar last May. She bought herself a van that she outfitted for grooming and off she went. This is the easy, no hassle way to keep your pet well groomed. She contacted me a couple of weeks ago to inquire about advertising. After sending her the information and corresponding a few times, I decided By Karen Lucas, The Coastline Publisher the best way to Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net get to know her and her services was to try it out. My daughter has a Catalan Sheepdog, Oscar, who needs haircuts to stay comfortable, especially in warm weather, so I made an appointment for him and last Friday he got his hair cut. Ángela was very good with him and he came out looking great and feeling good. The price was good as well, €30 for his haircut, less than we have paid other places. As to be expected the price varies according to the size of the dog, type of hair, etc. While she was busy with Oscar, a couple of neighbors stopped by to see what was going on so I know she did at least another bath and haircut while parked near the house. Ángela has prior experience in pet grooming working with a local veterinarian before deciding to go into business for herself. In addition to dogs, she grooms cats and other animals as well. Also, she speaks excellent English as a result of living in Ireland for a couple of years so communicating by phone or email in English is no problem. To contact Ángela call her at 659-10-6672 or email mejorencasa@ hotmail.com. You can see more at http://www.mejorencasamascotas.com/. Hacienda La Torre A few weeks ago I mentioned that Hacienda La Torre
first time I saw an exhibit of hers I couldn’t believe they were not paintings and personally I think her work is beautiful. The exhibit continues through Sept. 1 in the Cultural Center Alfonso X El Sabio, Calle Larga, 98, in El Puerto de Santa María. 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 607-564132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
A photo of the mobile pet grooming, Mejor en Casa.
is now open for regular dining while previously it was only open for banquets, groups, afternoon coffee and evening drinks, so last week my family and I decided to give it a try. The menu is not the same as in Venta La Rufana although of course, there are some of the same dishes. We had a very tasty, pleasant meal that was nicely served. One of the different dishes that we ordered was a salad of lettuce hearts, roasted red peppers and baby shrimp (quisquillas). We all enjoyed that. All in all the meal was very relaxing. We will go back. Los Argentinos Please take note that Restaurante Los Argentinos on Avda. Príncipes de España in Rota is now closed on Sunday instead of Monday. Keka Raffo Tonight is the inauguration of an interesting exhibit: Papirosaicos by Keka Raffo. Keka makes “paintings” or what look like paintings out of paper collages. The
Ángela prepares to groom Oscar, a Catalan Sheepdog. Photos by Karen Lucas.
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To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Thursday at 4 p.m. prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for non-commercial goods. Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Karen Lucas at Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or fax to 956-54-2997.
MINI COOPER: 2010 Mini Cooper 2 hatchback, 12K miles, great condition. S p o r t s p a c k a g e, l e at h e r s e at s, U.S. specs., manual transmission, $16K, €13K. Call 696-21-8594.
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. 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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CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 4 bdrm., 4 bath, very ample kitchen, 90 m2 semibasement, central heat, city gas, A/C, porch with awnings and yard. Rent €1,600, community fees included. A-1067. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. 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. 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 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 at 699-79-4899. English spoken. BEAUTIFUL BEACH FRONT APARTMENT: 5 minutes 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. Listed 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 VISTAHERMOSA: 700m2 lot, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, new kitchen, A/C., fireplace, well for watering, garage with automatic door. Rent €1,600/mo. Ref. A-0004. Call 956-85-0173 or 607-70-6418. 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 automatic door, €2,000/mo. Ref: A-1060, call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418.
APARTMENT: A beautiful 3 bdrm. apt., fully furnished, 2 ½ bath, private parking with remote, big patio, sevillano with shower, close to base and the beach. Call Robert at 630-61-7690. 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.
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August 16, 2012
La Liga Season Begins Amid Turmoil When the Spanish soccer season starts this weekend it will be amid turmoil as clubs across the country are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the Spanish Soccer Federation (LFP). The growing resentment against the governing body that runs the Spanish Soccer League (La Liga) stems from a perception that the League is too closely aligned with the interests of its two dominant teams: Real Madrid and Barcelona. La Liga has never been know for parity, but the gap between the top two teams and the rest of the League has grown even wider in recent years. It has been almost a decade since a team not named Real Madrid or Barcelona won the championship and that trend is unlikely to change anytime soon. Yuval Fleming The financial crisis has escalated the acrimony as alSports Writer most every professional soccer club in Spain is saddled with debt and been forced to cut costs, sell star players and put off much needed stadium improvements. Valencia and Malaga are two prime examples of the current state of Spanish soccer clubs. The two teams finished third and fourth last season but instead of adding to their rosters this off-season in an attempt to challenge for the title, each team has instead sold talented and promising players to pay off debt. Valencia once again cashed in by selling a star player to Barcelona, three years ago it was David Villa, this past summer it was Jordi Alba. The left back starred for the Spanish National Team this past summer and was a major reason why Spain won its third consecutive trophy. Santi Cazorla was also a part of the Spanish National Team this past summer his club team, Malaga, sold him to the English giant Arsenal. Cazorla joins a growing list of talented Spanish players, such as Fernando Torres, David Silva and Juan Mata who have been sold from Spanish clubs to richer teams in the English Premiere League. As clubs continue to struggle with the financial crisis some have gone into full rebel mode against the powers that run Spanish soccer. The final straw for many came when the first three weeks of the La Liga schedule was released. Teams were outraged to see games start as late as 11 p.m. and additional games to be played on Monday. While these start times are good for TV programmers they are unpopular among home fans; furthermore, it was not lost on anyone that Real Madrid nor Barcelona were placed in any of these undesirable time slots. Despite the acrimony between the clubs there is still a lot to look forward to this season. Real Madrid will look to defend the title that they worked so hard to claim last year. Barcelona turns a new page after the departure of coach Pep Guardiola, who resigned at the end of last season. La Liga again will be home to two of the best players in the world - Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo
Messi. Both will have their eyes set on winning titles as well as the “Pichichi” which is given each year to the League’s top goal scorer. While it is unlikely any team will truly challenge Real Madrid or Barcelona for the top spot, the other 18 teams will still be fighting to finish in the top four of the La Liga and earn a coveted berth in the Champions League or will simply try to avoid relegation. Two teams to keep an eye on are Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid. Bilbao is loaded with young talent; they play an exciting brand of soccer and could realistically challenge for third place. After a slow start last season Atlético Madrid changed coaches and finished the season strong. In Radamel Falcao the Rojiblanco, of Atlético Madrid, is perhaps the best forward in all of soccer and for at least one more season he will be calling the Spanish capital home. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Yuval's last week writing Offsides. The Coastline would like to thank him for his contributions to The Coastline during his time in Rota. Fair winds and following seas.
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to lead Real Madrid to another La Liga title. Photo courtesy of Yuval Fleming.
Games of the Week Saturday Málaga at Celta, 7 p.m. The La Liga season kicks off with Celta as one of three teams promoted to La Liga this year and will kick off its campaign at home against Málaga, who finished fourth in La Liga last season. Sunday Valencia at Real Madrid, 7 p.m. Real Madrid will begin its title defense at home against Valencia, a dangerous team that finished third last season.
August 16, 2012