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The Coastline Volume 24, Issue 14

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Command Representatives Assume Many PSD Roles By MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

When an administrative issue arises, Rota Sailors will no longer have to go to the personnel support department (PSD) seeking a resolution. Instead, they can report to their individual command pay/personnel administrative support system (PASS) coordinator (CPC). NAVSTA Rota is in the process of training and certifying CPCs for every command on base to alleviate the workload from PSD, better serve Sailors and align with Navy instruction MILPERSON 1000-021. “It’s not a change we came up with,” said Personnel Specialist 1st Class Eugene Asuncion, PSD Rota’s

CPC coordinator. “It isn’t something new. This has been out since 2007. It has never been implemented on this side of the house and this particular PSD hasn’t seen it yet.” It is the CPC’s responsibility to ensure all documentation and information are processed via the Transaction Online Processing System (TOPS), which is the main line of communication between CPCs and PSD. Using TOPS, PSD is able to upload new or missing documents and also have the ability to go in and fix mistakes. “Say you’re coming from your command to PSD, now all you have to do is stay at your command and

talk to your CPC,” said Asuncion. “You don’t have to come all the way to PSD to work that out. You have someone in your own command and your command has to be involved with their own people.” Asuncion recommends that Sailors consult their CPCs before going to PSD. This also includes new arrivals. However, any issues pertaining to military identification cards should be taken care of solely by PSD. “I know it’s going to put a lot of pressure on the commands,” said Asuncion. “Change is hard when someone isn’t willing to accept that change. It’s for the benefit of the member. We’re giving that task to the member to take care of their own record.”

'Global Reach, Local Action' Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday By Krista Grigg

NAVFAC PWD Rota Environmental


In the early 1960s, Americans were just becoming aware of the affects of pollution on the environment. Rachel Carson's 1962 bestseller "Silent Spring" inspired widespread public concern over the dangerous affects of pesticides on American bird populations. Later in the decade, a 1969 fire on Cleveland's Cuyahoga River brought to light the industrial practice of disposing chemical waste into the nation’s waterways. At that time, factories released pollutants into the air, lakes and rivers with few legal consequences as protecting the planet's natural resources was not part of the national political agenda. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin took notice that the state of the environment was a “non-issue” in the politics of the nation. He envisioned a large-scale,

grassroots environmental demonstration "to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda." In the spring of 1970, Nelson organized the first official Earth Day. Twenty million people across the nation responded on April 22 to his call to demonstrate with a public outpouring of concern for the environment. “Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself,” said Nelson. According to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day has become the largest recognized global holiday, with close to a billion people celebrating in 192 countries each

year. Earth Day has initiated awareness campaigns and even policy changes concerning environmental protection worldwide. Earth Day at NAVSTA Rota The Naval Station Rota Public Works Department (PWD) Environmental Division invites the community to participate in this year’s base activities to celebrate Earth Day! Green Living Displays To commemorate Earth Day 2014, NAVSTA Rota wishes to promote environmental stewardship and awareness in the community, and to encourage “green living.” Several base commands will place displays in the Navy Exchange (NEX) and Commissary lobbies during the week of Earth Day, providing information on their environmentally friendly programs. Beach Cleanup This year, the Department of the Navy (DON) has chosen the Earth Day theme of “Global Reach, Local Action.” Our presence around the world gives us the opportunity and responsibility to take local action to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment. No matter where we serve, we can take action by “participating in local clean-ups, reducing waste, increasing awareness of neighborhood recycling programs, saving energy or planting indigenous trees in your area.” Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 is sponsoring this year’s cleanup event of Admirals Beach, which takes place Tuesday at 1 p.m. and will continue until the beach is clean. DON has challenged every Sailor, Marine, civilian employee and family member to “make a difference this year.” With that in mind, NMCB 74 is welcoming all to participate in their cleanup, including non-Navy Rota

Rota Honors its Telecommunicators

Vi s i t t h e A m e r i c a n Legation in Tangier

Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday

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members. This year Rota will be collecting plastics separately from all other trash. At the end of the cleanup, the NAVSTA Rota Recycling Program will weigh all the plastic trash that was removed from the environment. Consider spending a few hours on Earth Day to volunteer for the beach cleanup, or clean up the areas of the base where you work, live or play. Organize a group from your command and perform a cleanup outside your buildings. The NAVSTA Rota Recycling Center will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Earth Day to accept recyclable material from cleanup efforts. Make a difference this year! Sidewalk Art Contest NAVSTA Rota artists are invited to gather in front of the NEX/Commissary on Earth Day for the Sidewalk Art Contest. Artists will use chalk and the pavement to express thoughts about the fragile environment. All children, teens and adults are invited to participate. Chalk will be provide. Artists can begin their drawings at 2 p.m. in front of the NEX, and they have until 5:30 p.m. to complete the masterpieces. At 5:30 p.m. the judges will award prizes to the top scored drawings from the different age groups. This Earth Day, please take some time to do your part in cleaning up this base that we are guests on. And please stop by the NEX lobby to view the green living informational booths and to observe the environmental creativity of the community through chalk art. For more information on NAVSTA Rota’s Earth Day Celebration, contact Krista Grigg at 727-2809 or krista.grigg@ It is your effort that can make every day Earth Day at NAVSTA Rota!




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A Big 'Thank You' to Rota Community The Coastline Team Rota, April has been a busy month for all of us and we are only halfway through it. With that being said, there are a few outlets I would like to specifically say “thank you” to - you who unselfishly volunteer your time in whole or in the extra time you spend ‘off the clock’ to best provide for our Team Rota. You who work selflessly at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), the victim advocate team who stands the watch 24/7 and the pros at Navy College office, you make a difference in our lives each and every day. To all of the volunteers who beat the pavement, received phone calls, washed cars and to those who pulled off the successful two-day Radiothon event to help June Brennan and her staff at NMCRS, thank you! We tend to not think CMDCM (SCW/FMF) Del Terrell Jr. about the services that NMCRS has to offer, except when something happens, but that is OK, because we learn from those experiences and it gives us the opportunity to pay it forward when we are sponsoring someone or know someone who may be in need of a little assistance to get them back on their feet. If you want to volunteer your time, provide a donation or whatever the case may be, please reach out to June and her staff to let them know. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in full swing, and it’s a great opportunity to reflect, train and promote ways to intervene and take care of each other. To our victim advocates, you volunteer your time to make a difference and help at one of the most vulnerable and fragile times in someone’s life. I want to thank you for what you do; and don’t take this person-



ally, but I hope we stay in the aggressive prevention mode and never have to use your services. This is a group effort, so if you see something that is not right, please intervene to make a difference and take care of a possible victim, or prevent it all together. The Navy College Office and the professors from the universities and colleges here have been taking good care of Team Rota as we look to further our education. There is no better opportunity than right now to start and complete your degree with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Maryland University College, Central Texas College and the University of Oklahoma; you cannot go wrong. According to CNN Money, there are more than 4,400 colleges in the U.S. with prices ranging from zero to more than $60,000 per year. In the 2011-12 academic year, the average net cost for a full-time student at an in-state public university was about $15,000 for tuition, fees, room, board, books and incidental expenses (http// college-cost.moneymag/index.htm). As we all know, being in the military significantly decreases the amount you will pay for your degree, and I challenge you not to waste this great opportunity. With that being said, I would like to thank Sandra Whitaker and our college representatives for working with all of us to find a way to get started and earn that degree. Although I only touched on NMCRS, victim advocates and the Navy College Office, I know that we have many more people on board Naval Station Rota making a difference - like the multitude who volunteer through our Red Cross Office and in time I will recognize you as well. But, in the meantime, I need your help to say “thank you” to all of our volunteers and all those going above and beyond. However, there are a couple of items we need to remember when we truly mean to say thank you; be sincere, and be grateful. Have a safe and Happy Easter. HOORAH! 212 ° CMC

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National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week From NAVSTA Rota's Emergency Management

National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week is celebrated every year during the second week of April when

telecommunications personnel are recognized nationwide. Naval Station Rota also recognizes its telecommunication professionals when it too proclaimed April 14-18 as National Public Safety Telecom-

Naval Station Rota's telecommunicators receive a proclamation statement from Rota's Commanding Officer, Capt. Greg Pekari, during National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week proclamation signing Monday. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant Wamack)

municator Week during a proclamation signing Monday. Integrated Dispatch Center telecommunicators answer emergency and nonemergency calls-for-service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for security, fire and medical emergencies. During the National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, we take time to celebrate and thank those personnel performing those functions within the dispatch center. As the first point of contact for emergency situations, the Integrated Dispatch Center personnel are the true first “first responders” for emergencies aboard Naval Station Rota and sometimes, depending on the nature of the call, in the local area from Costa Ballena to Vista Hermosa. The dispatchers train to handle all callsfor-service and act as a vital and critical link between public safety first responders and the citizens they protect and serve. Operating 11 specialized computer systems to manage and document emergency

responses, they obtain and relay accurate information in a timely manner based on pre-planned response run-cards. All new dispatchers complete a local Training Academy and are then eligible to be entered into the Pro Board certification registry, an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields. “NAVSTA Rota’s Integrated Dispatch Center personnel are the true first responders to all emergencies, and for this, we take the time to recognize them, and their hard work and accomplishments,” said Richard Peterson NAVSTA Rota’s Emergency Management officer. Contact us: - Emergencies: 9-1-1, 727-2911 or 956-82-2911 - Non-emergencies: 727-2000/2001, or 956-82-2000/2001 - European Emergency Number for off-base or outside the local area: 1-1-2

Weekly Energy Tip: Lighting Tips to Save Energy, Money 1. Use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light emitting diode (LED) lights instead of incandescent bulbs whenever you can. They are four to nine times more efficient than incandescent lights and last more

than 10 times longer. 2. Replace light switches with motion or occupancy sensors. Good locations include common access spaces, the garage and exterior or security lighting areas. 3. Select your lamp shades with energy efficiency in mind because they can make a big difference. A lamp with a light-colored shade, especially one that’s lined in white or highly transparent, will give the best light. Tall, narrow shades or short, dark-colored shades let through

less light, which may force you to turn on another light for sufficient illumination. 4. When you decorate, think light colors. Dark colors absorb light, encouraging you to use more (or higher wattage) lights to light the room. 5. If you go away on vacation and leave your lights on for security reasons, use timers and set them to turn the lights off during the day. They’ll give your house a more lived-in appearance and you’ll save energy.


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Naval Hospital Rota to Participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day From U.S. Naval Hospital Rota

U.S. Naval Hospital Rota and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your pills for disposal to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Pharmacy. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds - more than 1,700 tons - of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - both pose potential safety and health hazards. DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. Join U.S. Naval Hospital Rota and the DEA in Rota’s Take Back event, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pharmacy.

Prevent Injuries

As many commands prepare for the spring physical fitness assessment (PFA), everyone should be mindful to prevent injury when engaging in exercise. Your body’s pillar consists of the hips, torso and shoulders, and is the foundation for all of your movement. The pillar acts as a bridge to transfer energy throughout your body, and if compromised, can lead to aches, pain and even injuries. Pillar preparation strengthens the muscles of your shoulders, torso and hips and helps to protect, stabilize and strengthen so you can safely and effectively transfer energy during your workout. You can prepare you pillar through stretching and warm-up exercises that will help you perform at the best of your ability. More information on pillar preparation as well as other fitness information is available at Exercise safely, prepare the right way, and be Healthy for Life!

The Coastline is Looking for Writers and Ideas The Coastline is looking for guest writers and story ideas. Are you traveling some place fun, attending a sporting event, participating in a workshop or cooking class or leading special training in your office or community? Is there something you heard about or do you have a story idea? If so, we

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American History in Africa - Tangier American Legation By MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Enclosed within the ancient city walls of Tangier, Morocco stands an 18th century three-story stone building that sports the seal of the United States and blends a diverse combination of Moorish, Spanish and Arab architectural traditions. This historical landmark known as the Tangier American Legation (a permanent place a country maintains for diplomatic relations with a foreign country) represents more than 180 years of diplomatic and cultural relations between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Morocco. The Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship sparked this long-standing relationship when it was signed in 1786, and serves as one of the most durable treaties in American history, according to Gerald Loftus, the director of the Tangier American Legation

Photos used with permission by the Tangier American Legation.

(TALIM). In 1821, this bond was further strengthened when Sultan Moulay Suliman presented the Tangier Old Legation as a gift to the American people and this became the first piece of public property outside of the United States. Additionally, this is the first time in history that a foreign head of state recognized American independence. “The Legation serves as the very first and oldest diplomatic property and it’s not in France or Britain,” said Loftus. “It’s in Morocco, a Muslim country. That’s kind of surprising. With all the focus we have on the Middle East now, the symbolic nature of the American Legation and the fact that it's open to visitors and there’s so much history to be learned just by visiting, that’s sort of what my mission is all about. It’s one of those best-kept secrets." During World War II, the American Legation became the largest United States mission in North Africa. Operation Torch was in full effect, an operation that landed troops in Africa in 1942. Not long after the landings, the international city of Tangier became a neutral city and a hub for a number of spies from different countries. “Tangier became a special kind of international city of intrigue during World War II and the Cold War that follows,” said Loftus. “At the Legation museum we recount a lot of these episodes. You can see the engagement of America with Morocco during all those years.” In 1975, the Legation stood empty and was nearly sold, but the Tangier-American Legation Museum Society, a public non-profit organization established by American citizens, saved it by leasing the property in 1976. On Jan. 8, 1981, it was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. On Dec. 17, 1982, the United States Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt designated the site as a National Historic Landmark. “A lot of travellers, artists and writers visited the Le-

gation in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s,” said Loftus. “That was sort of the heyday of a good number of American writers and Paul Bowles was one of the earlier ones. When he came to Tangier he wasn’t yet a writer, he was a composer of music. We have an entire exhibit on Bowles as a writer, his music compositions, and you can even hear some of his readings.” According to Loftus, the Legation is one of the few American institutions that still have the word “Legation” in its name. Today, the Legation is used as a museum, research and conference center, open to everyone, and remains the only U.S. national historic landmark located in a foreign country. “It’s a center for the community,” said Loftus. “We do a lot of things with the Moroccan community. We have a program for the women that teaches them how to read and write Arabic. We have volunteers who teach English and French. We have more than 8,000 books in our research library so a lot of journalists, writers and students come to look at our research that’s largely concentrated on Morocco, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. The museum is largely historic, but also has a beautiful collection of artwork and hundreds of historic maps.” “There’s an awful lot of American and military history at the Legation; it’s the single most important symbol of American engagement with North Africa so I encourage service members to come out and visit,” said Loftus.


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Community / navy college news

Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rota Tiburones Swim Club Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for the Rota Tiburones Swim Club Monday, 5 p.m. in classroom A (second floor) of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota. All parents of interested swimmers are invited to attend.

WIC Overseas

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

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

Child Find for children 3 - 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please contact Deanna Forney at 727-4185 or 727-4435.

A&P Certification

Do you have experience in aircraft maintenance? Embry-Riddle's AMT certificate courses will provide you with broad knowledge of general aeronautics, airframe and power plant systems and help bridge the gap between your military training and the knowledge necessary for operating and maintaining aircraft in the civilian world. We are actively seeking students for this program, and we have a local instructor readily available. AMT courses are academic courses that can also be used toward ERAU's degree programs. If you are interested in obtaining further information or signing up, please email or call 727-2984.

UMUC Offers Flexible Programs

UMUC offers convenient flexible programs to fit military lifestyles. They also offer cutting-edge degree programs to match your career goals, not to mention they’ve served the military community in Europe since 1947, and are located at more than 150 locations around the world. Stop by the Rota UMUC office and find out how UMUC can assist you with meeting your academic goals. Their office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact them at 727-2917 or at

UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled for every Thursday, 8 p.m. at the base chapel. Another alternative is AA live chat online; search ‘AA’ or “Alcoholics Anonymous.’ Call DAPA at 727-2529 (VPN 18-727-2357) for more information.

There’s a reason more than 93,000 students have chosen UMUC. They have experienced faculty with professional knowledge, plus UMUC is regionally accredited and internationally recognized. UMUC Europe offers several certificate programs, along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can’t stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 727-2917 or email them at

Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at or by calling 951-25-6407.

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, CTC is offering four face-to-face degree programs in criminal justice, fire protection, child development and hospitality management. CTC See "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 9



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face-to-face courses are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 - 9 p.m. There are several other available online degree programs, and registration for these is open every month. If you’re interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727- 2574 or email CTC at

OU Offers Free Public Service Seminars

The University of Oklahoma offers free public service seminars to interested commands, agencies and communities on various topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Your agency can enjoy a free seminar that promotes healthy active listening, better understanding of people's behaviors in organizations, creative problem solving or other topics depending on the visiting professor's area of expertise. Seminars can be tailored or personalized to meet your goals; most are completed in less than an hour and allow flexibility during times that are convenient during your work hours. For more information, and to find out about the next opportunity, please contact the Rota site director at 727-2799 or

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphases in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught from Tuesday through Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at

April 17, 2014


Accelerated Withdrawal

Accelerated withdrawal date for end of school year, May 15.

DFG SY 2014-2015 Registration and Parent-Teacher Conferences

High School: School year 2014-2015 registration, parent-teacher conferences and third quarter release of report cards will be held Thursday in the Multi-Purpose Building, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Teachers will be available for appointments 9 to 11:30 a.m. Students with the last names starting A-M are asked to come by any time between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Students with the last names starting N-Z are asked to come by any time between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Please bring a copy of extension orders if the current DEROS/PRD on the existing orders on file has expired or will expire by Aug. 25; updated immunization records; and, updated contact information (email address; phone and mobile numbers; local emergency contact info). Middle School: Registration and course selection for incoming sixth, seventh and eighth-graders will be held Friday in the Multi-Purpose Building, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Please bring a copy of extension orders if the current DEROS/PRD on the existing orders on file has expired or will expire by Aug. 25; updated immunization records; and updated contact information (email address; phone and mobile numbers; local emergency contact info). Please check out our website at http://www.rota-hs. or our Facebook page at for additional information. The schedule is as follows: 8 - 9 a.m.: Current fifth and sixth grade registration 9 - 9:15 a.m.: Middle School vision 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.: Core teacher introductions and elective teachers’ presentations 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.: Question and answer/course selection sheet submission 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Current seventh grade registration

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

Elementary School Re-registration for 2014 - 2015

The re-registration for DGF Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year ends Thursday.

Early Release

School improvement day April 25, early release at 1 p.m. for Elementary School students and 1:15 p.m. for Middle/High School students.

Survival Spanish Lessons

Thursday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come enjoy our simple and fun Spanish course for beginners. The lessons are useful, easy, interesting and will take you from speaking no Spanish at all to being able to fulfill basic communication needs in Spanish. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration. See "FFSC NEWS," page 11


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Terrifying Creatures, How To Defeat Them

The other day my daughter came running into the house from the backyard with a sense of urgency. She had a fairly panicked and concerned way about her, and expressed to my wife that she was scared because there was a “creature” in the backyard. “A creature?” my wife asked? “Yes, a creature! … WITH TWO LEGS,” said my daughter. Chaplain Timothy Miller At this point my wife’s mind began searching all possibilities she could think of as to what this creature was. Regardless of whatever it was, it was a big and scary deal for my daughter. Scary enough to keep her inside the house; terrified of going out to play. Many times, when people come to a chaplain to talk, they have finally found the courage to share what, for them, is like a terrifying two-legged crea-


ture that is keeping them from experiencing some of the joys of life. Terrifying enough to keep them from pursuing a relationship, or calling one off, or being able to work through a problem or make a decision, or engage in their faith. Sometimes these things get terrifying enough that you lose your appetite, have difficulty sleeping, isolate yourself or begin to question everything. For my daughter, that moment kept her from being able to enjoy the warm sun, the fellowship of her family and the joy of playing with her toys outside. Wanting to get to the bottom of it all, my wife ventured outside to find this creature and figure out whom to call for help. She walked out to discover a grasshopper (granted, a rather large one) sitting on one of the kids’ toys. What was a terrifying two-legged creature from the perspective of my daughter was just a large grasshopper that could be easily dealt with. Life-issues are much bigger than grasshoppers, but our reactions are often the same. It is easy to spin the smallest things up into a very big deal in our minds. I recently had an experience that spun me up,

took a lot of my attention, caused stress, but didn’t end up being as big of a deal as I thought it was. Like blowing on a spark in sawdust, sometimes we fan an issue into a much larger flame, and we get burned or burn others. Sometimes we need someone to pour water on the flames for us, or help us see it for what it really is and then guide us in how to deal with it. This is one of the benefits of your chaplain, in whom you will find a safe and confidential resource for exploring the deep questions and beliefs related to your experiences, and walk with you as you explore what healing and moving forward looks like for you, in light of God’s power and love. Around the world Christians are celebrating Holy Week and Easter. Another major religious holiday celebrating the belief that God is bigger, more powerful and can heal and help deal with the terrifying creatures in your life. If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this discussion or any other issue, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.



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Pre-Deployment Brief

Thursday, 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. Call 727- 3232 to pre-register.

Field Trip: Semana Santa in Jerez

Thursday, 6 - 11 p.m. Holy Week is one of the most important and celebrated festivals in Spain. Semana Santa has its origins in the 15th century with the Via Crucis, a procession that reconstructed the trials and tribulations of Christ bearing the cross on the road to Calvary. Even if you are not interested in the religious aspect, Spanish Holy Week is impressive. Join us to see one of the best Semana Santa parades in Andalucía and to understand its significance. Seats are limited. Call 727-3232 for more details and to sign up.

Résumé Review

Friday, 9 -11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or email your résumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available, so sign up at 727-3232 now and review your résumé with one of our specialists.

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Training

Monday through April 25, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This exciting, interactive five-day class will help service members be more aware of their personal financial situation. Come get all of the information you will need to be a financial resource at your command. The class will cover the need for the PFM program, debt management, savings and investing, retirement planning, insurance and car buying as well as learning how to be an effective financial counselor. The Navy needs highly motivated and influential senior military personnel to help service members become more financially aware. This CFS class will also be a refresher class for any CFS who has previously received training but needs the latest materials and to dust off those financial skills. There is only room for 12 participants, so contact us early to pre-register.

‘The 5 Love Languages’

Tuesday, 1 - 3 p.m. Have you ever thought, 'I know my spouse/significant other loves me, but I don’t feel loved?' This will explore different ways people show love to each

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other. It will talk about the different emotional needs people have. It will give you a chance to explore what your love language is and what your emotional needs are. It will then explore how to communicate these needs in a positive way. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email

Cultural Seminar: Spring Fairs in Andalucía

Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. It is time for one of the best Spanish festivals. Understand how to enjoy it like Spaniards. Join us to learn all about the wines, horses, and flamenco dresses … everything that makes this festival unique. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Self Defense Class

Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the fitness center. This interactive empowerment class covers a variety of useful and powerful techniques including kicks, strikes, defense from grabs, defense from weapons and defense from ground attacks. You can expect to increase your awareness, learn new skills and feel your power. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

Month of the Military Child Event MLB Pitch, Hit and Run

April 24, 5 - 8 p.m. at the MWR sports complex (next to the commissary). Rota youngsters will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition in the safest atmosphere possible. Participants will compete in three important aspects of baseball/softball: pitching, hitting and running. The event is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasizes the “fun” element of baseball/softball. For boys and girls, ages 5 -14, all participants must have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email

Credit Management

April 29, 9 - 10 a.m. I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go. Wondering if you’re using credit appropriately? Find out what determines the cost of credit. Discover your own debt ratio and the warning signs of too much credit. Sign up at 727- 3232.

New ‘Dads’ Workshop

April 29, 1 - 3 p.m. This workshop is designed to give expectant fathers additional skills, knowledge and confidence to be involved parents right from the start. Through discussion with other expectant dads and exposure to a variety of fathering perspectives, participants will explore the issues most commonly experienced in the early months of parenting. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.




Area activities

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Crafts and secondhand market, Compas del Convento Street (by main public market), every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rota

Permanent sculpture display by Cornellis Zitman, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cadiz

Alcazar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, camara obscura, octogonal tower, Arab gardens, Villavicencio Palace, oil mill, mosque and Arab baths, Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Un Sueño Encantado, painting display by Eugenio Granell, through April 20, Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz

Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish castle), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla bullring guided tours, daily through April 30, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-22-4577 Sevilla Reales Alcázar (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., tickets €8.75 Sevilla Cathedral and Giralda tours, Mondays, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 - 6 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), every Tuesday and Thursday, noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit River Journey Sanlúcar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park, Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., tickets adults €16.50, children €8.20, call 956-36-3813 or visit Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota

Bullfights Sevilla bullring, Sunday, 5 p.m., six bulls from Miura’s ranch for Manuel Escribano and Manuel Luque Sevilla bullring, April 27, 5 p.m., six young bulls from Jimenez’s ranch for Gomzalo Caballero, Lama de Gongora and Jose Ruiz Muñoz

Eat/Drink Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, and 5 p.m., tickets €12 - 15 Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Flamenco Andropia flamenco show by Ana Gonzalez, April 26, 9 p.m., Sala Central Lechera, Cadiz, tickets €10 Festival de Flamenco y Copla, April 26, 9 p.m., Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones, La Linea de la Concepcion, Cadiz, tickets €10 - 15 Flamenco show, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, Jerez, 956-33-8334

Flamenco show, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., Tabanco “El Pasaje,” Santa Maria Street, Jerez

Music Cafe Quijano in concert, Wednesday, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €15 - 30 Complices in concert, April 26, 11:30 p.m., Sala La Gramola, Cadiz Starlite Music Festival Marbella 2014, July 23 - Aug. 23, La Cantera de Naguales Auditorium, Marbella, for tickets visit or call 902-75-0787

Sports Campeonato del mundo de Motociclismo, May 2 - 4, Jerez Circuit, kilometer 6, Jerez-Arcos Road Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, visit

Upcoming Activities Running of the Bulls, Sunday, Arcos de la Frontera, Paterna de Rivera, Vejer de la Frontera, Los Barrios, Benamahoma Upcoming Holidays Semana Santa (Holy Week), ends Sunday Upcoming Feria Vejer Spring Fair, April 30 - May 4 Rota Spring Fair, May 1 - 4 Sevilla Spring Fair, May 6 - 11 Jerez Horse Fair, May 12 - 18 El Puerto Spring Fair, May 21 - 26



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'Baseball Diplomacy' - Rota Blue Devils Compete Against Barcelona From Rota Blue Devils

The Rota Blue Devils continued to make lasting memories with their latest trip as “baseball ambassadors” during a game against the Baseball Barcelona Club at the Olympic stadium complex, Saturday and Sunday. “The games did not pan out in favor of our boys, but they definitely played their hearts out,” said Rota Blue Devils Team Manager Charlie Banks. Just about every Blue Devil multiple hits over the weekend and two of the three games were decided by only one run. Akeem Maynard was overwhelmingly nominated as the MVP of the series and he received some nice ‘hardware’ for his efforts. The agile center fielder went an amazing 10 for 11 at the plate with several extra-base hits and no less than three stolen bases. The games were a complete team effort though with nearly everybody contributing, said Banks. In addition to Maynard, a small sample of the offensive standouts included: Greg Jones, Mitch Embry, DJ Marcy, and Danny White. Team Captains Ricardo Sanchez and Tony Damore also played outstanding ball in the losing efforts,

The Rota Blue Devils stand beside the Baseball Club Barcelona team following Saturday's doubleheader in Barcelona. (Photo by Cameron Wood)

said Banks. The final scores of the games were 5-4, 11-6 and 10-9. “The scores were important; however, it was what the games represented,” Banks said. “The international camaraderie and lasting friendships that were built symbolize more than just some guys out playing a game.” Sunday’s game was attended by the U.S. Consulate General Tanya Anderson and her staff as well as the Deputy Mayor of Barcelona and other Spanish dignitaries. The dig- Quentin Hick, left, prepares to step off base during Saturday's nitaries each threw out a cer- game against the Baseball Barcelona Club in Barcelona. (Photo by Cameron Wood) emonial first pitch. The U.S., Spanish and Catalan flags were all flown over the stadium and each national anthem was played to honor the event. There was even color commentary and traditional American baseball music provided by Blue Devils sound engineer, John Dickinson. “This is what it [being a Blue Devil] is all about; two teams, from two different countries sharing the love of a game and making lifelong memories in the process,” Sanchez said. “It is baseball diplomacy and an event of a lifetime for most of us,” Banks said. The Blue Devils, however, seem to keep raising the bar though as they have two more international events planned in Portugal and Ireland over the next few months. “As long as these are the guys I am taking, I’ll stand by them anywhere, anytime. They are a true class act and they represent themselves and our country with dignity,” Banks said. The team will enjoy a week off this week and will pick back up with local league play again on April 27 with an away doubleheader at Malaga. The team is still eyeing the league championship and they are eagerly awaiting the rematch against the first place Sevilla Red Sox, which will be at home May 11, 11 a.m. on Field 5 next to La Plaza. Please come out and support your Rota Blue Devils!


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Naval Station Rota Recycles Compact Fluorescent Lamps By Krista Grigg NAVFAC PWD Rota Environmental

Earth Day 2014 is approaching Tuesday, and this is the perfect time of year to renew your commitment toward the protection of our planet - and through this, toward the protection of our own health. Last year Public Works Rota introduced a new recyclable material to the Naval Station Rota Recycling Program: household compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Energy Savings Fluorescent tube lights and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are being used in more homes and workplaces than ever before. Use of these products benefits consumers through reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills. They also benefit the environment by reducing electricity demand at fossil fuel burning power plants. In the average U.S. home, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of the electric bill, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program. The easiest way to start saving energy is to change out the light bulbs in current fixtures for more energy-efficient ones. A high-quality CFL will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about six months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. According to the Energy Star program, if every U.S. home replaced just one incandescent bulb with an Energy Star qualified bulb, enough energy would be saved to light more than 3 million homes for a year and reduce energy costs by $600 million. Mercury Fluorescent tubes and lamps do, however, contain small amounts of mercury. The Energy Star Program states that CFLs average less than 4 milligrams of mercury - about the amount that would cover the tip of

a ballpoint pen. By comparison, older thermometers contain about 500 milligrams of mercury - an amount equal to the mercury in 125 CFLs. The mercury is contained within the lamp and is not exposed to the environment unless the lamp is broken. The release of mercury is most likely to occur when the lamp is thrown in a trash can, dumpster or garbage truck. Despite these potential emissions, the use of CFLs actually help reduce total mercury emissions in the U.S. because of their significant energy savings. Using energy-saving CFLs reduces demand for electricity, which in turn reduces the amount of coal burned by power plants, which reduces emissions of mercury when the coal is burned. For those concerned about the potential risks from mercury vapor in broken CFLs, an August 2009 article written by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs stated that the risk is "negligible." If one takes the common-sense steps to ventilate the area where the lamp is broken, and to clean up and remove visible debris to an outdoor area, a broken bulb “poses as much risk as one bite of a tuna sandwich.” In the case that a bulb is broken, follow these initial response tips from the EPA: have people and pets leave the room; air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment; and shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have one. Guidance on proper methods of cleaning up the broken fluorescent lamps is available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website at http:// Why Recycle? While CFLs are not a major source of mercury pollution, the improper disposal of large numbers of bulbs does add to mercury in the environment. The best way

to prevent the release of mercury from lighting is to recycle bulbs and not dispose of them in the trash. Careful recycling of CFLs captures the mercury allowing it to be reused, and also allows for the reuse of glass, metals and other materials in the lamp. How to Recycle your CFLs at NAVSTA Rota Please bring expired CFLs to the Navy Exchange or Commissary for recycling. Bring bulbs in their original box or in the box from your replacement bulb, and place them in the labeled collection containers at the NEX or Commissary greeter stations.



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Celebrate the 'Tiny Pea, Pretty, Blue' this Earth Day From NAVFAC Rota Environmental and Energy Department

“When I orbited the Earth … I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Let us preserve … this beauty, and not destroy it,” said Russian Astronaut Yuri Gagarin. “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and (it) blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small,” said American Astronaut Neil Armstrong. “The world looks marvelous from up here, so peaceful, so wonderful and so fragile. All of us down there … have to keep it clean and good,” said Iraeli Astronaut Ilan Ramon. “The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth,” said Saudi Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud. Gagarin, Armstrong, Ramon and bin Salman Al-Saud summarized for us how beautiful and fragile our planet is. There are days in the year we acknowledge for their special significance - birthdays, anniversaries, religious holidays - days that allow us to focus on an event that has meaning in our lives. Earth Day is one of those. Its significance is illustrated by the impressions of these astronauts; that Earth is our one and only home and that we are entrusted to preserve it. We need to be conscious of this everyday, but Earth Day gives us an opportunity to take a few hours and acknowledge just how much this “tiny pea, pretty and blue” means to us. The Benefit of Knowledge The Navy and Marine Corps have an environmental and energy program that is in play each day of the year. Still, just like Mother’s Day reminds us of how special our mothers are, Earth Day reminds us of the need to treat our planet with respect. We take a moment, an hour, a day to think about this tiny blue/green ball spinning in space, to think about all we get from it and to think about all that we should be giving back.

As we look around and appreciate the convenience we enjoy thanks to Earth’s energy stores, we must acknowledge that some of Earth’s energy sources are renewable and others are in finite supply. As we continue the transition to a sustainable energy future, picturing and appreciating the beauty of our planet should help us remember to be part of the solution by always making environmental and energy lifestyle choices, at work and at home.

Earth Day Message 2014 The Department of the Navy Earth day theme for 2014 is “Global Reach, Local Action.” This message is meant to succinctly characterize our worldwide expeditionary focus, while simultaneously protecting the environmental quality of our home bases and stations and the health and welfare of our Marines, families and civilians. As our nation’s 911 expeditionary fighting force, we recognize the direct and indirect impacts that our Marine Corps mission has on the environment and the communities in which we live, train and operate throughout the globe. To uphold our global responsibilities, defend our interests and maintain our readiness, we must be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources entrusted to us. By taking proper measures to protect and conserve these resources, we ensure our ability to work, train and operate for generations to come. Many of these protective measures can be accomplished at the local level, making a difference on our bases, in our communities and with our neighbors. Earth Day presents a unique opportunity for everyone to appreciate our natural and cultural resources, acknowledge our environmental responsibilities, and take local action to support and highlight our global reach. Even with current fiscal constraints, Marine Corps installations, units and individuals can participate in myriad activities, most of which are very low or no cost. By picking up trash in the community, running in an Earth Day race, volunteering in local environmental events, conserving energy or participating in other ways, Marines and their families can raise awareness of sound environmental stewardship and reaffirm our commitment to environmental compliance and protection. We are the world’s premier fighting force, let's strive to be the world's premier environmentalists. I encourage everyone to use Earth Day to reflect on our global responsibilities, which includes a standing obligation to protect our environment as we protect our nation, "in the air, on land, and sea." Release authorized by Major Gen. J. G. Ayala


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&About Personnel assigned to Naval Station Rota's Port Operations and Security departments and Spanish marines complete the Shore Installation Management Basic Boat Coxswain (SIMBBC) Course, Friday. The SIMBBC Course is the Navy standard for harbor security boats (HSB) and oil spill response (OSR) level 1 coxswain training. The three-week comprehensive training program included swim training, classroom instruction, and waterborne skills training and demonstrations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain's Mate Dmitry Spiridonov)

The Orfeon Virgen de la Escalera de Rota choir perform at the chapel, Friday. The choir performed a variety of sacred works composed by Argentinian, Dutch, Hungarian and Spanish masters. (Photo by Jackie Ranck)

Naval Station Rota Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari, right, delivers a welcome aboard speech to Marines as part of the annual Marine Corps Embassy Security Group Commander's Conference, a first for Rota, April 8. During the conference Marines shared experiences, learned new techniques and listened to a variety of lectures revolving around embassy security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant Wamack)




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Schedule April 17th–20th what’s going on this month

Thursday, April 17th 6:00 p.m. Tyler Perry’s: Single Mom’s Club 8:30 p.m. Need for Speed

(PG-13), 111’


(PG-13), 124’

Friday, April 18th 6:00 p.m. Divergent

(PG-13), 140’

8:30 p.m. Noah

(PG-13), 134’

Saturday, April 19th

Tyler Perry’s: Single Mom’s Club

1:00 p.m. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Purchase Presale Tickets for Drive-In Movie: Every Thursday you can go to PINZ

(PG-13), 128’

4:00 p.m. 3 Days to Kill

(PG-13), 117’

6:30 p.m. Draft Day

(PG-13), 110’

Theater April 17th, 6:00 p.m.

Need for Speed



Theater, April 17th, 8:30 p.m.

Theater, April 18th, 6:00 p.m.

Theater, April 18th, 8:30 p.m.

during operational hours and purchase presale tickets for the Drive-In movie that will be showing on Saturday! Presale ticket holders can gain entrance starting at 8:00 p.m. General Admission ticket purchases start at 8:30 p.m.

DRIVE-IN 9:30 p.m. Transcendence ☺


(PG-13), 119’

Sunday, April 20th 1:00 p.m. Muppets Most Wanted 3:30 p.m. Rio 2 6:30 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire

New Movies

(PG-13), 113’


(G), 101’ (PG-13), 102’

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theater, April 19th, 1:00 p.m.

Draft Day


Rio 2

Theater, April 19th, 6:30 p.m.

Drive-In, April 19th, 9:30 p.m.

Theater, April 20th, 3:30 p.m.

Theater Phone Number - 727-2328


G – General Audiences. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. R – Restricted.

☺New Release

3D Showing

As a reminder to all movie patrons, COMNAVACTSPAINST 1754.3 requires that all minors must have supervised transportation from the theater movies that end after sunset. Minors are prohibited from walking home from the Drive-In after dark. If no patrons arrive within 30 minutes after showtime, movies will be cancelled. Movies are subject to change without notice.

FLIX Admission Price Premiere Club $7 - 28 executive leather rockers. 3D Movie - $5 Adult - $3 Junior (age 6-12) - Free (Age 5 & under) . 2D Movie - $4 Adult - $2 Junior (age 6-12) - Free (Age 5 & under).

An elite DEA task force deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe - until someone begins assassinating them one by one. R, Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, 109’ Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Williams

Drive-In Admission Price 2D Movie - $4 Adult - $2 Junior (age 6-12) - Free (Age 5 & under). FLIX closed Monday-Wednesday. No outside food or beverages allowed. FLIX opens 1 hour prior to first showing. Snack bar closes 1 hour after last showing.

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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 submissions to Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Cristina Pamplona at or fax to 956-54-2997.







2002 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER LIMITED: 7 passenger, automatic everything, leather, DVD, gas, EU spec., cold A/C, clean, just replaced ceiling fabrics, looks new inside, €4,000/$5,500. Call 606-82-5556. 2006 CHRYSLER VOYAGER: 7 passenger minivan, automatic, diesel, EU spec., 117K kilometers (73K miles), Parrot Bluetooth, ITV through December 2014, good condition with new starter and battery, €8,000 OBO. Call 616-996247 or email

2009 DASYTAR DAELIM CRUISER 125CC: Euro. spec., only 4K kilometers, excellent condition, new battery, includes jacket (54), gloves (XL) and two helmets, asking $2,500. Call Angel at 671-95-8407.

1998 OPEL ASTRA 1.6i: 5-door, loaded, airbags, ABS, 8-speaker Blaupunkt, metal flake, mag wheels, new tires, cherry condition, €1,950. Call 956-84-1538. 2012 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN S: Less than 17k miles, 'Hot Chocolate,' 6-spd manual. Options; Harman Kardon stereo, iPod input, Bluetooth. Excellent condition, just serviced at BWM/MINI Jerez, purchased here new, includes free shipping to U.S. This is one way to have a second U.S. spec vehicle here for dependents, even if the sponsor already has imported a U.S. vehicle. Asking $19,750. Call Mike at 608-35-6451. 1993 MERCEDES BENZ SL 600 CONVERTIBLE: 400 horsepower convertible classic, asking $5,500 OBO, European spec., automatic, approximately 80K miles, perfect southern Spain convertible. Please call Eric at 652-65-6180. 1977 MERCEDES BENZ 280SLC COUPE: Beautiful, classic coupe, can be shipped and registered in the U.S., automatic, 170K kilometers, comfortably seats 5, for sale at $8,500. Call Eric to test drive it at 652-65-6180. 2 0 0 5 H O N D A C I V I C S P O R T: New timing belt, water pump, well maintained, like new, 39,800 miles, black, €4,900, 653-78-0296. 2005 OPEL ASTRA: 1,000 kilometers on new motor, clutch and other systems (factura for €2,200 of work just done), 85K miles, ITV, excellent shape, transfer paid, 1 year guarantee by dealer, €4,285, 653-78-0296. 2006 RENAULT CLIO: Per fec t shape, €4,950, IT V good, low kilometers, 653-78-0296. HONDA HR-V: 4x4, new timing belt and water pump, 1 owner, perfect shape, 89K miles, €2,950, 653-78-0296. 2004 FORD MONDEO: Station wagon, great family car in excellent mechanical shape, interior and exterior clean, low miles, €4,500, 653-78-0296. 1999 AUDI A4: Good car, 75K m i l e s, € 2 , 6 5 0 , 6 5 3 - 7 8 - 0 2 9 6 . 2006 VOLVO S60 2.4D: 4-door sedan with sunroof, diesel, cruise control, A/C, color: Lunar gold pearl, 101K miles. Buyer must be able to purchase a tax-free car, must sell before Monday, $4,750 OBO. Call Cameron at 628-31-0870 or 727-3672. 2004 MG TF 1.8 135 HP CONVERTIBLE ROADSTER: Excellent condition, 24K kilometers, silver/black top, Spanish registration plates, ITV through August 2014, $10K OBO, 645-04-6285. 2000 CITROEN XSARA HDi: Diesel, 121K miles, just passed ITV, timing belt just changed, owned by brother of a good mechanic, in perfect shape, red, €2,950, 653-78-0296. 1999 AUTOMATIC RENAULT SCENIC CLASSIC: 55K miles, good shape, leather seats, silver, €2,800, 653-78-0296. 2001 VW POLO: Navy blue, 75K miles, like new,ITVgoodtogo,€2,850. Ray653-78-0296. 2010 TATA: Spacious family car, diesel, 27K miles, €3,850, 653-78-0296. 2001 BMW 318Ci: Silver, 90K miles, very nice shape, gasoline, ITV to 2014, €3,300, 653-78-0296.



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: English encyclopedias, $300; Lladro wedding figurine, $100, Lladro donkey figurine, $30; 8-person camping tent plus queensized mattress, $100; women’s adult bicycle, $70. Call Charo at 956-84-2860 BABY SUPPLIES: Large collection of baby furniture to include cabinets, strollers, potty training, playpen, crib and mattress, bassinet, etc., all the furniture you need for babies 0 - 4 years old, everything negotiable. Call Rob at 722-37-6538 for details.







TRAILER: Any size. Call 648-04-4488.








HOUSES AND APARTMENTS: With sea views, pools and yards, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedrooms in Rota, Costa Ballena, Chipiona, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar, no rental fees to Americans. Call Antonio at 685-20-4466 or email PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Cleaning and maintenance, key handling, access to U.K. rental bookings. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.

C H I C L A N A HOUSES FOR RENT: 3 houses all for one price, €2,100/mo., 30 minutes away, 7 total bdrms., 4 total bathrooms, 3 kitchens, 3 living rooms, 1,500-meter property, pool, child’s play area, outside bar and 3 storage sheds. Call Rob at 722-37-6538.

C H I P I O N A HOUSE FOR RENT IN CHIPIONA: 3 bdrm., pool, paddock, large yard, gardening included, €1,700, negotiable. Phone 607-70-7411 or 607-70-7385. APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, underground parking, rooftop terrace, 3-minute walk to marina and beach, furn optional, €1,200/mo., negotiable, free Internet and cable, English-speaking landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.



DETACHED HOUSE WITH PRIVATE IN-GROUND POOL: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, w/attached studio apartment, quiet neighborhood, house is surrounded by brick walls for privacy, built-in closets, screened windows, lots of storage space, A/C and heat, plus fireplace, yard w/fruit trees and in-ground watering system, covered/electric gate carport. Rental includes gardener/pool maintenance; pets welcome. Listed with housing dept.; 5 minutes from base gate; asking €1,600/mo. Telephone Roger at 64756-9849, or email NICE HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: Olmo Street, 1 bdrm., bathroom, living room and fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating and WiFi, beautiful garden, 5 minutes from the beach and Vistahermosa Golf Club. Available for long renting, €800/mo. Contact Silvia Macías at 627-45-0110. LAS REDES HOUSE: Unattached house, close to beach, Las Redes, pool, 4 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, living rm., kitchen/laundry, driveway, pool and gardener maintenance included, €1,550. Call 956-48-2321 or 639-31-0436,, English spoken.

TOP QUALITY NEWLY BUILT HOUSE: Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold, nice, safe area 10 min. from base/beaches, near La Rufana Restaurant (“Chicken in the Dirt”), 3 bdrm. (a real master bdrm.), 2 bath (1 w/shower), lvg./dng. w/fireplace, cute kitchen w/pantry, varnish-finish doors/fitted closets, laundry/storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/sprinklers, automatic gate, driveway, large garage/workshop, A/C and eat, €1,400/mo. (gardener and community fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1,100/mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@ Call landlord, Eloy 679-42-6377, English spoken.

DETACHED HOUSE IN EL PUERTO: Detached large houses in El Puerto de Santa Maria near commercial center Vistahermosa, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, outside storage rm. A/C, nice kitchen, auto driveway, gardener included, €1,400 - 1,600. Call Ed 639-31-0436 or email

F U R N I S H E D F L AT F O R R E N T O N T H E P U E R T O - S A N LU C A R HIGHWAY: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen, living room, terrace, all in very good condition. Community yard & pool plus one garage space. €550. Contact Cristina at 696-98-4432.

TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA: 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/mo. Call 696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178.

CHALET NEXT TO VISTAHERMOSA: 550 m2 lot, 250 m2 built, 6 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, dressing room, 100 m2 basement, laundry room. Price €1,600/mo., A-1314. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot, 190 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, living room w/fireplace, pool, 2 porches and covered garage. Price €2,200/mo. A-1310. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 950 m2 lot, 450 m2 built, magnificent quality, 7 ample bdrms., 5 1/2 bath, central in-floor heat, large kitchen w/office, 60 m2 lvg. rm., dressing rm., very ample semi-basement, garage, well for watering, pool, solar energy. Price €3,000/mo. A-1307. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. OCEAN VIEW, NEXT TO THE BEACH: Large houses, townhouses and apartments in El Puerto de Santa Maria, w/pool, A/C, garage, garden, etc. Contact, 956-48-2321 or Ed 639-31-0436. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 150 m2 built, 450 m2 lot, 3 bdrm., attic, 3 1/2 bath, ample lvg. rm., large furnished kitchen, ground-level parking, A/C, nice yard. Price €1,050/mo., A-1204. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN LAS REDES: 180 m2 built, 510 m2 lot, 4 bdrm., attic, 3 bath, study, A/C, central heat, propane gas, ample kitchen, nice yard, street level parking. Price €1,500/mo., A-1193. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. APARTMENT IN EL ANCLA: 1 bdrm., 1 bath apartment in the building Ancora in El Ancla, 60m2 furnished, terrace, acclimatized, ample community areas with pools, garage and storage room, €550/mo. Call 659-19-0407. FLAT IN VISTAHERMOSA: 200 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, central heat, extra room, 50 m2 terrace, 2 car garage, community area with pool. Price €1,600, A-1162. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot; 5 bdrm., 4 bath, ample kitchen, A/C, fireplace, nice yard, driveway. Maintenance of yard and pool included in rent, A-1269 rent €1,900. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN SOTO VISTAHERMOSA: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 60 m2 basement, nice garden, furn./unfurn., A/C, private parking, asking €1,200, A-1075. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 270 m2 plot, 156 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, big laundry area, nice terrace, driveway, asking €1,150, A-0346. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath with awesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken).

DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 3 bath, furn. kitchen, lrg. covered laundry rm., small dng. area, lvg. area w/ fireplace, A/C and heat, yard and private parking, close to the base and beach. Asking €1,050 (includes gardener). Contact Coco 699-79-4899 (English speaker). TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 square meters, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email LARGE HOUSE OFF PUERTO-ROTA BYPASS ROAD: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, lvg./dng. rm. with fireplace, large fully equipped kitchen, storage room, yard with private pool and driveway, €1,800/mo. Call 639-82-5070 or email






SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN JEREZ FOR RENT: 5 bdrm., 4 bath, apartment in Jerez, Avda. Álvaro Domecq, doorman services, €900/month. Contact

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FLAT FACING THE BEACH: 120 m2 next to the Playa de la Luz Hotel, 20 meters from the sea shore, community pool, private underground parking and large

private front yard, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, salon, kitchen fully furnished, A/C and heat, closets, community fees included. English speaking landlords. Listed in housing, €1600 (negotiable). Call Ernesto 667-684657 or email to

in childcare during the months of July and August in order to practice her English. Call Blanca at 633-10-4642. CAR DETAILING: Hand washing and detailing of any vehicle. Please c a l l M e rc h i at 6 7 5 - 1 3 - 5 2 3 5 .

TOWNHOUSE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION: 160 m2 in a new quiet area, near the beach. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, garage and patios, €1,200/mo. negotiable. Call Antonio 625-37-2963.

MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Selfemployed driver with truck is available for moves/transports. Reasonable rates. Contact rocobites@ or 678-41-5673.

TOWNHOUSE NEAR HOTEL PLAYA DE LA LUZ: 200 meters from the beach, 130 m2 in two stories. Downstairs: lvg./dng. rm., 1/2 bath, kitchen with small interior patio and porch; upstairs: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, lots of light, A/C and screens, €1,200/mo. Call 617-72-8918.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at

NEW HOUSE: Located in Avenida Castilla la Mancha,18, 3 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, heat, fireplace, with yard and underground parking, listed in housing. Price €1,360 (negotiable), info ZEN Restaurant/Richard 659-22-6458. NEW BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE: 2 bdrm., 1 bath, lvg. rm. w/kitchen and garage, 309 square foot terrace (all rooms and terrace ocean view, beach front line), central heating, A/C, direct private access to the promenade and “La Costilla” Beach (best one in Rota), €1,100, listed in housing. Located at Avenida de Sevilla, 51, Rota. For information, call 665-81-9057. NEW DUPLEX IN ROTA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and laundry rm., lvg./ dng. rm., garage, storage rm., central heating, A/C and fireplace, large terrace with views to the pool and rooftop terrace. Call Ana at 647-91-2971. PRETTY TOWNHOUSE IN NEW AREA OF ROTA: Lots of light, 2 bdrm. (one large), private parking, big basement, 80 m2 terrace with lots of sun and okay for barbecue. Call 629-73-7038.

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

MISCELLANEOUS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Ver y responsible, caring and polite university student would like to work

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Home care provider lots of experience. Worked in the States for 7 years. First aid, CPR and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.




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

E M P L O Y M E N T NEX: Come work for us! Search for jobs, apply online or just create a profile for future job openings all at the click of a button! http:// HRO: Supervisory Firefighter, GS0081-11, closes Monday; Supervisory Equipment Facilities anSuppor t Services Assistant, IN LISBON, GS0303-07, closes April 28, and, Services Specialist, GS-1601-12. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR:Program Assistant, 2 positions, (CYP), School Liaison Officer (CYP), Club Operations Assistant (business), Cashier (business), Bartender (business), Lifeguards (aquatics) and USNSE Lisbon Recreation Assistant. Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR's website by visiting No need to come to the office, fill it out and submit it all from your home.


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April 17, 2014


April 17, 2014 - The Coastline  

Naval Station Rota, Spain's source for news and information - The Coastline newspaper!

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