The Coastline August 9, 2012
Volume 22, Issue 30
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe and Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina conduct a medical evacuation drill during their last day of training aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)
U.S. and Spanish Marines Wrap-Up Training Exercise
By MC2 (SW/AW) Travs Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
U.S. and Spanish Marines assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain concluded a combined 10-day training exercise, here Tuesday. Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe and Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina began their training at Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece, where they trained the base’s naval security force on anti-terrorism operations. “We work close with the Spanish Marines,” said FAST Company Europe (FASTEUR) Commanding Officer Maj. Gary Cobb. “The integration process couldn’t be better. It was an honor and privilege to
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go to Souda Bay and train a group of Navy Masterat-Arms.” During the last day of training the allied forces practiced repelling via helicopter to capture a U.S. facility that had been taken over by a group of simulated terrorists and conducted medical evacuation drills aboard NAVSTA Rota. The team only had four hours to prepare for this portion of the exercise. “U.S. and Spanish Marines are a team of highly trained professionals,” said Cobb. “Their (the Spanish) knowledge and training is just as good as ours and the success of exercises like this demonstrates that.” The Marines from both countries took time to
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exchange training tactics and enjoyed some laughs during the 10-day exercise. “Anytime we can close quarter battle is good for my Marines,” said Cpl. Payton Weaver, 2nd Squad Leader, FASTEUR. “To get a chance to learn from our Spanish counterparts is an amazing opportunity. We got a chance to do some training and have a little fun.” “The Spanish are our host, so anytime we can train with their military forces, we do,” said Cobb. “Their Marines are just as capable as our U.S Marines, so we both benefit from this. Our partnership is stronger than ever and we look forward to conducting future exercises with them.”
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Congratulations to all new Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees!
August 9, 2012
Sharing Information and Uniting as a Community Hola Rota, The Coastline has returned from its one-week summer hiatus. Just before the break we hosted our third Town Hall event of 2012 at MWR’s La Plaza. The Town Hall provides an opportunity base personnel and CAptain's for members alike to C orner family voice their concerns and ask questions directly to the various service providers on the base. It’s also another way to receive the latest news Capt. Scott C. Kraverath and updates from those COMNAVACTS Spain same providers. Everyone from the hospital to the NEX takes part, as well as our tenant commands. We broadened our approach somewhat this time, bringing in additional speakers to address some of the current issues on the base. It is our goal to use this informal forum to pass along information that is important to you. I was extremely pleased to see how many residents came out to join us this time and hope to have even more next time. Remember, you can send a question, concern or comment anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org
or, as always, remember your chain of command is also available to help. Our next Town Hall will be Oct. 19. Next, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to support National Night Out Tuesday evening. This community-driven event that focuses on neighborhood security truly exemplifies all the things we hold so dear here in Rota; teamwork, collaboration and safety. Our security, fire and emergency services did an excellent job hosting this community-wide event. It’s always great to see our team out there with their family members enjoying themselves and taking advantage of the opportunity to get up close and personal not only with those who take such good care of us day-in and day-out, but also with our tenant commands, service providers and Spanish neighbors. Whether it was checking out the Military Working Dog demo, playing in the bounce house, checking out the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team or enjoying some good ole’ fashioned hamburgers and hot dogs, I hope everyone who came out truly had a good time. Thanks Team Rota for all you do. Please enjoy these last few weeks of summer! Family Ombudsman Contact Information
COMNAVACTS Spain Leah Andino and LaPora Lindsey Cell: 659-90-0862 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ gmail.com Facebook: NAVSTA Rota Ombudsman Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sheree Warner-Mayo Cell: 616-22-1145 Email: email@example.com EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh, Cell: 648-71-5278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 725th (Key Spouse) Diane Miller Home: 727-4306 Cell: 669-95-2595 Nicole Maneen Home: 727-4585 Cell: 686-51-3234 email@example.com
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August 9, 2012
New Emergency Numbers By DC1 (EXW) Russ Estes Emergency Management Department
The Emergency Management Department aboard Naval Station Rota took over for the Emergency Dispatch Center bringing Security and the Fire Department together to create a more unified calling center. This will enable Naval Station Rota to be better equipped to handle any and all emergency situations. There are a few new changes to Emergency Dispatch and how they conduct business. If you have to dial for emergency services, be ready to give the nature of the emergency first, (i.e. traffic accident, fire, medical assistance, robbery, animal attack) then describe the location of the emergency. For all emergencies, including fire, medical and security, call 727-2911 from U.S. government landlines or 956-82-2911 from government (VPN) cell phones, personal cell phones and off base landlines. For all non-emergencies dial 7272000 or 727-2001 from an on base phone. For cell phones and off base landlines, dial 956-82-2000 or 95682-2001. Non-emergencies consist of lost or stolen ID cards, stray dogs, NCIS reports and to report an on base power outage. All non-emergency Fire Department
calls should be routed through the emergency dispatch center at 7272951 or 956-82-2951. For off base housing residents who experience a break-in, vandalism, etc. dial “112” with a Spanish home phone or cell phone. This will put you in touch with a Spanish dispatcher who will be able to put a translator on the line so you can explain your emergency/nonemergency. Make sure to fill out a “denuncia” with the local authorities. Filling out a denuncia with the Policia Local is closely related to filling out a report with local authorities in the United States. To obtain a copy of the report, visit the Regional Legal Service Office and submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For all questions concerning the Emergency Management Department, please dial 727-1677 or 956-82-1677. The Emergency Management Building is located next to the NEX gas station. For all other base and general questions please dial 727-2222, the NAVSTA Rota quarterdeck, for any questions of a general nature, such as help with the NAVSTA phone directory. The NAVSTA quarterdeck is available to support all personnel with general information questions and any issues that are not time sensitive.
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Free and Reduced Lunch Program 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.
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.
Sure Start Applications 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 are 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.
August 9, 2012
Panetta: Program Will Help Transitioning Troops Get Jobs By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON - A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary LeoN. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 24 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. "I applaud the leadership of President Obama to bring together government agencies around the goal of enhancing career opportunities for service members," Panetta said in a statement. "Our personnel have developed extraordinary technical expertise and world-class leadership skills that are in high demand. Transition GPS will help military members apply their experience to additional training, formal education and develop successful civilian careers." Transition GPS is the first major overhaul of the military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) in nearly 20 years, White House officials said. TAP was developed by an interagency team from the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education and Homeland Security, along with the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said the redesign will better ensure that veterans today and in the future will receive the care and benefits they have earned. "One of our fundamental responsibilities as a government is to properly prepare and support those serving in our military so they are career ready as they transition back into civilian life,” he said. "This collaborative effort will have an impact well beyond this current generation of individuals returning from combat." The redesign is being developed by the Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force created in August to help separating service members successfully transition to the civilian workforce, start a business or pursue higher education. TAP consisted of pre-separation counseling and a voluntary, three-day workshop from the departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs that was presented at selected military installations and attended by nearly half of the service members who separated from the services each year, White House officials said. Transition GPS is designed to strengthen, standardize and expand counseling and guidance for service members before leaving
the military, and transform the military's approach to education, training and credentialing, they added. Transition GPS is to be implemented throughout the military by the end of 2013. It will: - Extend the current three-day transition program to five to seven days; - Offer individual assessment and counseling, including an individual transition plan; - Include a five-day curriculum of financial planning, available veterans' benefits and services and a redesigned employment workshop; - Include a “Military Occupational Code Crosswalk” to translate military skills, training and experiences into civilian occupations and credentialing; - Include optional training specific to pursuing higher education, technical skills and training, or starting a business; - Include a “capstone” event to verify that the participant is career-ready; - Give a “warm handover” to appropriate government agencies and organizations for continued benefits, services and support of veterans; and - Create a “Military Life Cycle Transition Model” to incorporate career readiness and transition preparation early into a service member’s career.
Naval Hospital Rota Weekly Health Tip Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines provides three areas to focus on to better manage your weight. Starting today, choose one item from the following list to work on. Once you have made that change, choose another item to start working on! Additionally, make small changes at your dinner table that your whole family can enjoy - like incorporating more vegetables. Balancing Calories - Enjoy your food but eat less. - Avoid oversized portions. Foods to Increase - Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. - Make at least half your grains whole grains. - Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1 percent) milk. Foods to Reduce - Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread and frozen meals - and choose the foods with lower numbers (and less processed). - Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Source: http://www.usda.gov
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August 9, 2012
PC Refresh Means Changes for OneNet Users this Month By Marie Greenberg
NAVSTA Information System Department (ISD)
OneNet computers aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain will undergo an upgrade impacting all computers beginning Aug. 29. A team of technicians from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) will upgrade the existing computers on the classified (SIPR) and unclassified (NIPR) OneNet networks. The team will also replace out of warranty computers and those expiring within the next year for NAVSTA Rota users. The refresh team will be working on the OneNet workstation replacement until Sept. 24. According to Isabel Alonzo Baeza, project lead for NAVSTA Rota’s Information Systems Department (ISD), there are two objectives to the PC refresh. “To bring workstations up to the current OneNet standard which is a faster processor, increased memory, four gigabyte and a 250-gigabyte hard drive,” Baeza said. “The second is to allow for the future upgrades, (currently planned for FY13), to more current technology such as Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.” Baeza reminds users that this is a hardware refresh only. “The CPU hardware is being replaced with a newer model,” she said. “There will be no upgrades to applications or any other equipment as part of the PC Refresh. NAVSTA Rota users will have the same Windows XP as they do now and if you have an authorized license for the software on your computer, it will be replaced.” Baeza worked hand in hand with the department Information Assurance Officers (IAO). This required work from both the IAOs and other ISD personnel. Each IAO was provided detailed instructions on the information required and the steps to perform. The IAOs were tasked to identify all computers, software and user data for each department because accuracy and specific details are critical in ensuring a smooth transition to the new PCs. Once the refresh team arrives, they will setup in the staging area and build the new computers using the information gathered by the IAOs. They will copy the old computer data for every computer primary user. Users who store data to their hard drive need to ensure their data is backed up. “In order to be sure that relevant data is not lost or damaged during this process, we recommend every user copy any personal or important data from their workstation to a DVD,” said Amy Speier, ISD deputy director. “In the event that something was inadvertently missed or a user was out of the area, the team will be available to assist the users for two days after system replacement. After that, the team will move on to the next customer. ISD will keep critical hard drives for a limited time to ensure data is not lost. However, please be aware that security guidelines require us to ensure the hard drives from their old systems are destroyed in a timely manner.” If a user is on leave or temporary duty (TDY) assignment during the time their system is replaced, N6 requires individuals to contact their IAO and let them know so extra measures can be taken. Users should verify that their IAO recorded all applications and local hardware devices, that are physically connected to the workstations, they use. Additionally, it is recommended to store all user data on every user profile. This can be done by locating the user data in the "My Documents" folder. The first systems to be replaced will be the ISD computers. This is to ensure that any possible glitches are worked out before other users are impacted. The remaining department replacement schedules have been coordinated with the IAOs. “Please be assured that we will not allow anyone to take down an entire department/division/office simultaneously,” said Baeza. “Operations must still continue.” For questions regarding the PC refresh or guidance on how to back up files please call 727-1800 or 727-1824 for more details.
Security Department Notes Due to the Spanish Holiday “Asuncion de la Virgen” Wednesday, the Security Department will close the following service areas at building 3262: - Pass and ID - Vehicle registration - Work/social passes - Spanish traffic tickets - Firearms - Translators/interpreters As a result there will be not be check-in or check out services available. Also, from Friday 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.
August 9, 2012
How Much Energy Does Office Equipment Use?
By David Barbosa
NAVSTA Rota Public Works
Office equipment has become such a common part of our work life that we sometimes forget how much electrical energy it uses. In fact, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy states that the commercial sector in the U.S. uses about 40 billion kilowatt-hours per year just in office equipment, which generally represents approximately 10 percent of their total electrical consumption. Typical power demands for selected pieces of office equipment are shown in Table 1. Fortunately, advances in technology and increased energy awareness are controlling the somewhat tremendous increase in energy consumption by these labor-saving devices in the office workplace. And yet, businesses and industry are becoming so dependent on these devices that increased measures are necessary to control the energy use of this equipment. Before this can be done, it is helpful to find out just how much electricity specific devices use.
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Table 1 Power demands of selected office equipment There are at least three ways to determine how much energy specific pieces of equipment are consuming. The first of these is nameplate data which can often be found on a small metal tag affixed to a piece of electronic equipment. For example, the nameplate on a piece of equipment may say “120 volts, 3 amperes.” Then, the power draw of the equipment is approximately 360 watts (120 times 3). To find the energy use of that piece of equipment, one just has to estimate the hours per year
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it is operated and multiply by the power draw. If the equipment in question is used 1,000 hours per year, the energy use is 360,000 watt-hours, or 360 kilowatt-hours. At a cost of $0.12/kWh, the energy cost of running this equipment is about $43 per year. Unfortunately, not all pieces of equipment have nameplate data conveniently attached. In this case one may refer to operating instructions, technical manuals, or other such publications to determine the typical power draw of the equipment. From there one proceeds as earlier, estimating the hours of use by the equipment to determine annual energy use. If all else fails, one can actually measure the power draw of the equipment under different loading conditions, e.g., “asleep,” warm-up or normal operation. More accurately, one first measures the current draw of the device under different conditions using a multimeter, only if we know how to use it. Then, as before, one uses the current draw to determine watts and then estimates hours of usage to determine annual energy costs for the equipment. Then the first step in saving some of the kilowatt-hours used in office equipment is to determine the power draw of specific pieces of equipment. And using this information, one can then determine whether or not it makes sense to replace older equipment just on the basis of energy losses. Or, using the same information, one can determine how much one might spend to save energy with other pieces of equipment, e.g., motion sensors, and still save money. The bottom line is the same - to save some of the dollars used on electricity for office equipment each year. Don’t forget also that every piece of office electronic equipment, when left in “standby” mode, consumes some energy. For example, the “standby” power consumption of a personal computer, or a cordless phone, can be between two to four watts, depending on the model, and some TVs/VCRs can get up to 15 watts while in “standby.” Therefore it is a good habit to totally disconnect thi e equipment from the electrical outlets if you’re gone for most of the day. For more information, contact your workplace building energy monitor (BEM), facility manager (FM) or the installation energy manager (IEM) directly at 727-1863.
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. Computer skills required. Job seekers must have SOFA status. U.S. citizens under ordinary resident status are not eligible. Apply at http://www.redcross.org or visit the American Red Cross for more information.
August 9, 2012
Physical Training Sculpts NMCB 3 The Rota By Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Public Affairs
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3’s focus on a culture of fitness has resulted in a combined weight loss of more than 1,000 pounds while on deployment to countries all throughout Europe and Africa from February to August 2012. In March 2012 the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative was rolled out by the Secretary of the Navy and one of the pillars of the program was to transform the culture physical fitness testing into a culture of fitness. To complete this goal each detachment site conducted physical training (PT) six times a week as part of the normal work routine. Because NMCB 3 was deployed to more than eight countries throughout Europe and Africa each location possessed different terrains, climates, and facilities available for PT. This made holding PT six days a week challenging for the entire battalion. At the main deployment site in Rota, Spain, all of the Seabees held PT together every Monday and Friday at 5:30 a.m. On Mondays they focused on strengthening exercises and short runs that built speed while on Fridays they focused on long endurance runs. On June 8, a Friday PT session, the commanding officer challenged the Seabees in Spain to a voluntary 10-mile run and more than 75 of them participated. “We offered the rest of Friday off to anyone who participated in the run,” said Cmdr. Scott Raymond, commanding officer of NMCB 3. “I was pleased when more than 90 percent lined up to participate in the run. I was even more pleased to see many of the participants finish the run, go shower, then come in to work regardless of having the day off. This is an outstanding indicator of the character of these Seabees in NMCB 3.” “We have been having four, five and even six mile runs during command PT every week,” said Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Shawn Conley, command fitness leader. “Because we routinely train harder than the physical readiness test (PRT) the 10-mile run was actually easy for us.” While Conley admits the number of people who participated in the run surprised him, he also believes NMCB 3's PT program is really helping change everyone's mindset to a culture of fitness. Throughout the rest of the week each company in Spain still held PT at 5:30 a.m. each day but they modified it based on company goals. Headquarters Company, consisting of the fleet support rates, had yoga on Wednesdays while allowing their Sailors to focus on fitness goals, such as weight loss or strength building, on Thursdays. Delta Company, the company responsible for vertical construction projects, uses the other days of the week to conduct small unit PT that consists of calisthenics and short runs. Meanwhile, Alfa Company, the company responsible for horizontal construction and equipment maintenance, focused on long distance running. The variety of fitness is not limited to the main group of Seabees in Spain. In Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the Seabees held PT as a large group every Monday and the rest of the week they broke up into smaller groups to conduct cross fit, circuit training, or sometimes just a focus on core or upper body strengthening days. “We try to incorporate high-intensity interval training, which helps enhance metabolic conditioning in a shorter time frame,” said Navy Counselor 2nd Class Norman Patton, an assistant command fitness leader. “The goal was to change the way our Seabees looked at fitness, and to give the knowledge on how to attain a successful fitness program on their own.” “I have lost 40 pounds since I have been deployed to Djibouti,” said Utilitiesman Constructionman Michael Arnold. “I feel that the support from shipmates along with self deter-
mination to increase my physical shape and personal health were the main contributors in my successful weight loss.” In Tan Tan, Morocco, 26 of NMCB 3’s Seabees held PT at 5:30 p.m. every day. Frequently it consisted of 3.5-mile cross-country runs across the desert dunes and hard dirt. The Seabees in Morocco alternated their training by following the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFS) of workouts using resistance bands and sometimes have beach runs and games of ultimate frisbee. Once a week they challenged their Moroccan army counterparts to a game of soccer. "The weekly soccer matches with our Moroccan counterparts are great cardio workouts and provide interaction with them that we would not have otherwise. Win-win in my book,” said Builder 3rd Class Romas Andrijauskas. In Sigonella, Italy, the detachment of Seabees broke up the monotony of group PT by having PT sessions conducted by MWR fitness trainers or gym days where they can focus on weight lifting or cardio. “The variety of workouts they are doing and the opportunity to build their own fitness routine really helped with their fitness, also making right choices when it comes to meal choices,” said Master Chief Utilitiesman Barry Bender, NMCB 3 senior enlisted leader in Djibouti. “Good leadership was key to our success, we made sure that the troops who needed a little motivation or a little push had the help they need whether it was with fitness or nutrition.” NMCB 3 is an expeditionary naval construction element currently assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet's Task Force 68 to provide construction, engineering and security services that support national strategy, naval power projection, humanitarian assistance and contingency operations. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jesse Sherwin, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Carson, Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Keith Roman and Builder Constructionman Zavier Favila contributed to this story.
What is your favorite part of the summer Olympics? By Nathaniel Truemper NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
“Opening Ceremony.” A1C Kyle Chambers 725 Air Mobility Squadron
“Women’s gymnastics.” Lorisha Santiago Field Office Assistant, American Red Cross
“Diving.” Donald Towle Military Family Consultant Youth Services
TAN TAN, Morocco - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, Det. Morocco, run up a sand dune during a physical training session. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 3rd Class Rebecca Wydeen)
“Gymnastics.” Raissa Kowalski Sure Start Teacher, David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School
August 9, 2012
Torch Club: Teaching Kids Leadership
By Nathaniel Truemper
NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
The Naval Station Rota, Spain School Age Care (SAC) program is offering a leadership course for kids that teaches leadership skills. The torch club is a branch of the Boys and Girls Club of America. According to the Boys and Girls Club website, the torch club is a program that teaches members to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: “service to club and community; education; health and fitness and social recreation.” “The torch club is a Boys and Girls Club of America club that we run,” said Hannah Kunze, child youth program assistant at SAC. “It’s a leadership club, so the kids can run for office, give speeches and vote for who
they want to run. After that it becomes like a student council. When we have a big event coming up, we’ll have the kids help plan the events.” Although the program’s focus is leadership, it offers many recreational and physical activities for entertainment. “The torch club helps make the SAC a better place,” said Isaiah Khan, youth president of the torch club. “They offer many fun activities, like this week we have spirit week and crazy hair day.” Contact the School Age Care center at 727-2839, 956-82-2839 or email@example.com for information on joining the torch club.
The Torch Club members pose with Camp Adventure Camp Director Holly Wrage and School Age Care Coordinator Davisen Poorcelan. Photo by Teen Summer Hire Nathaniel Truemper.
New Babies born in July at USNHRS July 7 Baby boy: Kevin David Sonn 7 pounds, 13 ounces Proud parents: Emily and Matthew Sonn July 15 Baby girl: Raina Victoria Boos 9 pounds, 11 ounces Proud parents: Nicole and Chris Boos July 18 Baby girl: Adelyn Grace Himes 7 pounds, 15 ounces Proud parents: Corey and Thomas Himes July 18 Baby boy: Alexander Phoenix Rodas
8 pounds, 2 ounces Proud parents: Amy and Jonathan Rodas July 19 Baby girl: Alia Xiomara Gonzalez Flore 8 pounds, 8 ounces Proud parents: Bella and Manuel Gonzalez July 23 Baby girl: Mackenzie Alexis Perkins 8 pounds, 1 ounce Proud parents: Amanda and Christopher Perkins July 27 Baby boy: Xavier Thomas Walsh 9 pounds, 7 ounces Proud parents: Megan and Corey Walsh
NAVHOSP Contract Position: Infection Prevention Nurse
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain has an opening for one full time contract infection prevention and control nurse in quality management. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must possess an active license in of the 50 states, District of Columbia or U.S. territories. Interested personnel are requested to contact Manuela Martin-Perles, contracting officer’s representative at DSN 727-3676, 956-82-3676 or email manuela.martin.es@ med.navy.mil by Friday.
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Chick-fil-A and the Battle for Free Speech
If you’ve ever set foot into one of Chick-fil-A’s restaurants, you’ll know that their trademarked slogan is “We Didn't Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich." However, in recent days the tagline might as well be “We Didn’t Invent Marriage, Just Defined It.” After Chick-fil-A’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Cathy stated in an interview that he supported the traditional definition of marriage, the company drew heavy fire from a number of prominent elected officials across the country. Boston’s mayor initially said it would be very difficult for the company to obtain a license in his city. The mayor of Washington, D.C. argued that Cathy was profiting off of “hate chicken.” Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation Chaplain Robert Johnson condemning Cathy, stating, “this particular individual is rabidly homophobic and wants to deny Americans civil rights that are enjoyed by every other American.” And Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel argued that “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents,
our neighbours and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.” In response, conservatives stood their ground in support for Chick-fil-A and voted with their wallets Aug. 1, causing long lines and extensive traffic jams across the country. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals argued, “Individuals have the right to decide whether or not to ‘eat mor chikin.’ But no government leader should restrict a business or organization from expanding to their district based on the personal or political views of the owners … such evident discrimination and attempts to marginalize those with religious values have no place in American democracy.” Even the ACLU jumped in on the fray, with Adam Schwartz (ACLU of Illinois) curiously lining up with conservatives when he acknowledged that even though the ACLU strongly supports same-sex marriage, “… we also support the First Amendment … we don’t think the government should exclude Chick-fil-A because of the anti-LGBT message. We believe this is clear cut.” More than one commentator has acknowledged that much more is at stake in this fight than a private business and its success or failure; the very direction of the nation is on the line because of this situation’s
direct bearing on the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” So regardless of your stand on Chick-fil-A (or traditional vs. same-sex marriage for that matter), I believe a fundamental question we need to address as a nation is this: When is it justifiable for the government to limit free speech, free press or the exercise of religion? Here’s two more: What do we do in situations like these when no crime has been committed but the population has a wide divergence of emotionally-charged, strongly held beliefs that completely contradict one another? How do we go about maintaining national unity and move forward when such a deep ideological divide separates us from one another? After some time of reflection, I think the Sailor’s Creed is a good start: “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.” Just food for thought on this warm Thursday afternoon. If you would like to speak with me or another chaplain regarding this subject, please contact the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.
CHAPEL JOB OPENING Catholic Director of Religious Education For specific requirements of the job please contact RP1 Hawkins-Chavis at 727-2161 or 956-82-2161.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-76-4252.
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Naval Communications and Master Station (NCTAMS) By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
The mission of the Naval Communications and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Detachment Rota is to provide secure and reliable, classified and unclassified data and telecommunication to surface, subsurface, air and ground forces. The personnel assigned to this department control communication computer and intelligence for realworld operations and exercises and U.S. naval joint and coalition operations forces worldwide Rotaâ€™s detachment is headed by Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Hill and consists of 109 personnel. NCTAMS Detachment Rota is a uniquely structured command, comprising both U.S. civilian and military workers and Spanish civilian local national employees. Spread out between three departments and five different divisions, this diverse team must work together as one to successfully accomplish the mission at hand. The Rota detachment has won numerous Outstanding Support to Customers throughout the Atlantic Region (OSCAR) Awards over the last few years, most recently in 2010. The Navy OSCAR award is presented to To p l e f t : D i s p l a y e d i s t h e N a v a l C o m m u n i c a t i o n s a n d Telecommunications Area Master Station's (NCTAMS) 2010 Oscar Award. Left: Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jared White conducts maintenance. Lower left: Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Neil Hodges performs maintenance on a back-up server to ensure that all phone lines are operational. Below: NCTAMS Detachment Rota Officer in Charge Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Hill and Senior Enlisted Leader Senior Chief Interior Communications Electrician Marc Oden pose for a photo in front of Rotaâ€™s main NCTAMS facility.
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Telecommunications Area Detachment Rota naval communication stations and is given to signify recognition in excellence and professionalism exhibited throughout a command as a whole. This award is only awarded to those communication stations which have set and reached the highest of standards and have been able to constantly prove excellence in all areas of operation and its staff members are determined to maintain the their high level and excellent customer support. The vision of NCTAMS for the 21st century is to be the primary manager of electronic information transfer for the warfighters of the sea services. Though many customers take for granted the hard work and dedication it takes to sustain Internet connectivity on the base, telephone service and the OneNet system, the men and women assigned to Rotaâ€™s NCTAMS detachment are determined to provide the best service possible.
Lower left: Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Khambrel Kennedy pushes an image from a server to local computers as part of maintenance checks. Below: Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jared White conducts maintenance on a server. Above: A photo of the Information Dominance Warfare pin. Left: Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Neil Hodges check the connection of a phoneline. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)
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Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. Juega con los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto, Saturdays, 6 p.m., call 956-853960 Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807 Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance). Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Avda. Duque de Abrantes, Jerez, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008, or visit http://www.realescuela.org
“Guerra y Constitucion en el Puerto,” painting display, through Sept. 30, Monday - Friday, Convento de San Agustin, Misericordia Street, El Puerto de Santa Maria
Nuria Fergo in concert, Today, 10 p.m., Patio de San Fernando, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €22
Sevilla, Bullring guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets €6.50, call 954-22-4577, http://www.realmaestranza.com Sevilla, Reales Alcázar (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets €8.50
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El Puerto de Santa Maria, regular bullfights: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Aug. 17 and 19 Novel bullfights: Sept. 1 - 2
Isabel Pantoja in concert, Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Bullring, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €30 - 40 Jazz concert by Madeline Bell, Aug. 16, 10 p.m., Patio de San Fernando, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), http:// www.entradas.com
Eat/Drink Seafood Gastronomic Fair, through Sunday, Bullring, San Fernando
Concert by Chekara Orchestra, Tetuan (Morocco), Aug. 17, 10 p.m., Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz, tickets €15
Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Monday - Saturday at noon, 1, 2, 5 and 6:30 p.m., tickets €11
Music concert by Los Evangelistas, Aug. 18, 10:30 p.m., Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz, tickets €25
Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlucar Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m., tickets €3
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 Summer Handcraft Market, through Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. 2 a.m., Plaza Ingeniero La Cierva, Cadiz
Arts Painting display by Pepe Basto and Fernando Toro, through Aug. 17, Castillo de San Fernando, Plaza del Castillo, Sanlucar de Barrameda Painting display by Rosa Villecillos, through Aug. 31, Galeria de Arte Tartaneros, 4 Tartaneros Street, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Flamenco “Viernes Flamencos,” flamenco show by different artists, Fridays through the end of August, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Jerez de la Frontera Joana Jimenez in concert (Spanish Song), Saturday, 10 p.m., Caseta Municipal (Municipal Pavilion), Goya Street, Chiclana de la Frontera, tickets €15 Flamenco recital by El Torta and Paco Lara (guitar player), Saturday, 12:45 a.m., Venta de Vargas, Plaza Juan Vargas, San Fernando “Arranque Roteño”, flamenco show, Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Pabellon Municipal (Municipal Pavilion - Fairground), Rota, tickets €15 - 20
Rock concert by Dead Metal, Radament and Valhallas Mayhem, Aug. 21, 8 p.m., Plaza de la Asuncion, Jerez de la Frontera, free admission Concert by Love of Lesbian, Aug. 22, 11 p.m., Baluarte de la Candelaria, Parque Genoves, Cadiz, tickets €24
Sports Gran Hippodrome de Mijas (horse races), summer season Friday and Aug 17, 24. Admission €5 Open España Supercross (Moto-Cross), Friday, at 10 p.m., “La Laguna,” Chipiona, visit http://www.rickysproaction.com Horse Races, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 28, 29, Las Piletas - Bajo de Guia beach, Sanlucar de Barrameda
Upcoming Festivals Feria de la Vendimia - Jerez de la Frontera - Sept. 11 - 16 Feria de San Miguel - Arcos de la Frontera - Sept. 26 - 30
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Community News WIC Overseas
Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.
Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities
Child Find for children 3 - 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development please contact Linda Hill at 727-4185 or 727-4435.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers an interest-free loan program for up to $3,000 per year for undergraduate or graduate tuition. This is an overseas only program, so take advantage while you’re here. Call NMCRS at 727-1614 to make an appointment.
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.
Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now
eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407.
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
University of Oklahoma now offers individuals with a bachelor's degree or OU graduate students certificates in Helping Skills in Human Relations and Human Resource Diversity and Development. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information call OU at 727-2799 or visit their office in the Community Support Center building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OU Offers Master of Human Relations Program
University of 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 Aug. 19. Classes begin Aug. 20. 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.
Weight Training Schedule
DGF Admirals weight training takes place 6 - 8 a.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs., at building 1800. Contact Coach Crowell at 727-4576 or email@example.com.
Central Texas College
Central Texas College term 1 started Monday. 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.
The deadline to register to vote as an absentee voter is Aug. 31. Visit http://www.fvap.gov to register today!
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Farewell Master Sgt. David Hite By MC2 (SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
For 24 years Master Sgt. David Hite honorably served his country. On July 27, Hite held his retirement ceremony at The Gateway Inn aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, where those who served with him in the past joined him and his family, colleagues and friends in commemoration of the time he has served and sacrificed for his country. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Commander, 725th Air Mobility Squadron, Lt. Col. Brandon Hileman. He spoke of the positive impact Hite had on daily operations at the command as well as the key role he played in the success of each intermodal operation. While assigned to Rota he represented the commander in the planning, direction, organization and control of the unitâ€™s annual operating budget, sustained five maintenance facilities, oversaw the government travel and purchase card programs and the execution of the unit's deployment and emergency management programs. Hite also organized and directed all mission readiness activities and provided administrative guidance and direction to 17 supervisors and 209 personnel. Additionally, he served as the unit security force protection and anti-terrorism and personnel reliability program manager. Also, Hite served as the unit's Defense Travel System Administrator, providing expedited technical expertise to unit personnel with official travel requirements through analysis, evaluation, and auditing of all unit travel activities. Hite grew up in San Pedro, Calif. and joined the Air Force in June 1988, leaving for basic training on Nov. 21, 1988. His background includes experience as a KC135/C-18 Assistant Crew Chief, E-4B Flying Crew Chief, E-3A Production Controller, E-4B Phase Dock/
Section Chief, E-3A Production Superintendent, C5/C-17 Production Superintendent, Quality Assurance Superintendent and Plans and Programs Superintendent covering all aspects of maintenance on KC-135, C-18, E-4B, E-3A, C-5 and C-17 aircraft. During his career Hite has had assignments in Ohio, California, Nebraska, Germany and Spain and served during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Eagle Assist and Enduring Freedom. Hite and his wife Maria have three daughters, Hannah, Gabriella and Ava. Hite also has an older daughter, Addie. Following his retirement from the Air Force they will make their home in Omaha, Neb. Hiteâ€™s assignments include: Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas Crew Chief Technical Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas Field Training Detachment Training, Offutt AFB, Neb. 4950th Test Wing, Aerospace Systems Division, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 450th Test Squadron, Air Force Material Command, Edwards AFB, Calif. 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb. NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force, NATO AB Geilenkirchen, Germany 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb. NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force, NATO AB Geilenkirchen, Germany 725th Air Mobility Squadron, Naval Station Rota, Spain Best wishes Master Sgt. Hite and family on your retirement from the Air Force.
Above: Master Sgt. Hite is awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Lt. Col. Brandon Hileman during his retirement ceremony aboard Naval Station Rota, July 27. Below: Hite is pinned with is retirement pin by his wife Maria. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston)
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Airman in the Spotlight Staff Sgt. Edward Israel By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A native of Vieille Case, Commonwealth of Dominica, Staff Sgt. Edward Israel enlisted in the Air Force in 2005. After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), in San Antonio, Texas, he reported to tech school at Sheppard AFB, Texas. Once he completed training he reported to McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. After a successful tour there, he reported to Naval Station Rota, Spain in July 2009. Israel’s primary responsibilities in Rota are aircraft hydraulic systems craftsman, maintenance operations and weapons systems controller. He is also a focal point for planning, reporting and execution of Air Mobility Command (AMC) mission transient aircraft in the joint Navy and Air Force command post at the base air terminal. He said his most significant accomplishment thus far is coming from an island that is 751 square kilometers and travelling across the U.S. and Europe and being able to start a family. His wife is expecting a child due in January. “Education is received when you read the fine print, experience is received when you don’t.”
Fleet & Family Support Center
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Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
Today, 9 - 11 a.m. Have you been assigned as a sponsor? If so, take a couple hours out of your work day to receive the latest information to pass on to your sponsoree. The subject matter experts from housing, PSD, personal property, Women, Infant and Children and the School Liaison Officer will let you know everything you need to know to ensure incoming personnel have a smooth and hassle free transfer. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Today, 2 - 3 p.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to HRO and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal résumé. To register please call 727-3232.
Tomorrow, 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 now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Field Trip: Scavenger Hunt in Cadiz
Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come and join the Fleet and Family Support Center with a fun in the sun excursion to Cadiz. We will be starting our day off with a ferry ride from Rota to Cadiz and from there the scavenger hunt will begin. This will be a wonderful opportunity for teenagers and families to come and meet some new friends and to have some fun while experiencing the capital of Andalucia. Bring €20 for the ferry and lunch. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Separating TAP Workshop
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Separating soon or within the next 12 months? Explore information about your transition from the military, the job search process, your benefits and your responsibilities. The Transition Assistance Program is here to assist you. Please contact your Command Career Counselor to sign up.
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Getting to know Madrid.” Thinking of going to the Capital of the Kingdom? Learn what Madrid has to offer accommodation, shopping, art and culture. Learn how to move around by underground. Transportation to Madrid: plane, train, bus or driving. Enjoy this summer in Madrid while staying on a budget. For more information or to register please call 727-3232.
Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR) Advocate Training
Tuesday - Aug. 17, 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 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 victims can make informed decisions when managing personal information. Help prevent sexual assault before it starts. How? By becoming a victim advocate. Stop by the FFSC for an application or call 727-3232 for more information.
Aug. 16, 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. Sign up and pick up the permission slip at the Fleet and Family Support Center.
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Pamper Your Girls at Princelandia Princelandia Last Monday I treated my 8-year-old granddaughter and a friend of hers to some time at Princelandia in Bahía Mar. The session started with them putting on fluffy cloth robes followed by manicures, pedicures, hair styling and face painting. It ends with them dressing up and modeling. All the while the girls are made to feel special while soft background music is playing. The girls really enjoyed it and I must say I was pleasantly surBy Karen Lucas, The Coastline Publisher prised by the cost Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net of €10 per girl for about an hour and a half. I also saw the room they had set up for a birthday party that would take place later in the day. Since pictures are worth a thousand words, there are several photos so you can get an idea of what goes on. To see more visit their website at http://www.princelandia.com. To make an appointment, call 956-56-0349 or 628-90-3311. Baobab Bar Baobab Bar takes its name from the tree that is inside the bar. The Baobab is an African tree that is considered sacred in many cultures and is the symbol of Senegal. The tree is distinctive and appears to grow from the top down. It doesn’t reach maturity until it is about 200 years old. Under good conditions these trees live 1,000 years and some have been reported to live 4,000 years. The tree produces an edible fruit
and cooking oil is extracted from the seeds. Baobab Bar opened recently and as they advertise, they offer good music, atmosphere, a big variety of food and a pool. The tree is a center of attraction and their decoration motif. Baobab offers a good selection of burgers; beef, chicken and mixed pork and beef as well as a variety of sandwiches including a vegetable sandwich, a calamari sandwich, BLT, club and a couple of Baobab specials. In addition they have nachos, chicken wings, fried rice and Waldorf and Cesar salads. Stop by and check it out. It is located on a side street right next to Hotel Duque de Nájera and is open every day. Hotel Playa de La Luz and Hotel Duque de Nájera Hotel Playa de La Luz and Hotel Duque de Nájera in Rota now offer buffet dinners every evening starting at 7 or 7:30 p.m. depending on the hotel. Three days there are themed dinners: Tuesdays are gala dinners, Thursdays are Andalusian dinners and Sundays are either Mexican or Italian. The gala dinners start off with a glass of champagne and a flower for the ladies followed by a selection of shellfish for patrons. Live piano music adds to the atmosphere to make it a truly special night. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an email to Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or give me a call at 607-56-4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
Girls are pampered at Princelandia from the moment they enter to the end when they walk the catwalk for their fashion show. 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.
asking $60. Call 648-81-4476.
BMW: 1993 BMW, 4 door, 5 speed, 86K miles, €3,500 OBO, runs well. Call 667-48-0446 or email email@example.com. MOTORCYCLE: 2001 Suzuki Intruder 250, ITV good through May 2014, 25K kilometers. New tires, clutch, chain and sprockets in 2012. €1,600. Call Kurt at 727-1866/95682-1866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SCOOTER: Vespa 200PZ “Iris,” 1991 scooter with 15K kilometers, engine runs great, needs paint, €1,000, firm. Call 666-08-1896. MOTORCYCLE: 2005 BMW K1200LT, U.S. spec., 26,500 miles, ABS, excellent condition, $9K, OBO. Call 669-753341 or email email@example.com. MINIVAN: 2009VW Routan SE minivan, U.S. spec., 71,500 highway miles, sunroof, class II hitch, rear air suspension, rear proximity sensors, $14K, OBO. Call 66-75-3341. ACURA LEGEND: 1992, U.S. spec., 4 door, 150K miles, sunroof, leather, white, valid ITV, newish tires, runs great, $1,000 OBO. E-6 and below discount. Call 629-74-5468 or 727-5754.
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PHOTOSHOP: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Windows 7/Vista/XP compatible, asking $400. Call 648-81-4476. CAMERA: Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera kit with 18-135mm AF-S DS ZoomNikkor lens, in great condition. Accessories include battery, battery charger and USB cable. Asking $500. Call 648-81-4476. MICROWAVE:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 PUERTO: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, zoned A/C and heat, big kitchen, nice yard with garden, pool and shed, 12 km/7 miles to Puerto gate. A must see house. American owners, €1,650/mo. Email iloveamour@ yahoo.com or call 202-286-9651.
CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 4 bdrm., 4 bath, very ample kitchen, 90 m2 semi-basement, central heat, city gas, A/C, porch with awnings and yard. Rent €1,600, communit y fees included. A-1067. Call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418. N E W H O M E : B e a u t i f u l, m o d e r n house, 5 bdrm. spacious villa with basement, pool, A/C and heat, in private development in Vistahermosa. Furn. or unfurn., call Karen at 67400-8727 English speaker. We have several villas available, no commission charged for militar y 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 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 auto. door, €2,000/mo. Ref: A-1060, call 956-85-0183 or 607-70-6418.
APARTMENT: A beautiful 3 bdrm. apt., fully furnished, 2 1/2 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.
MISCELLANEOUS ENGLISH TUTOR: Please call 677-64-4362. KITE SURFING LESSONS/RENTAL: Beginner or advanced, all gear provided, qualified instructors, service boat in Rota, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Cadiz. Since 1999, call Gino at 619-80-4339. D O G WA L K E R : Ne e d s o m e o n e to walk your dog? Experienced dog walker off base in Rota. Call Seth at 695-10-0348, references available. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Ver y responsible, 36-year-old Spanish woman with lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/or cleaning by the hour or monthly, available immediately for every day, flexible hours, on base experience and references available. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Homecare provider lots of experience. Worked in the states for seven years. First aid, CPR, and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881. GUITAR LESSONS: Classical guitar, flamenco guitar, elementary guitar. Call Manolo at 956-85-1455 or 666-87-4875. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Has experience as security guard and chauffeur, B1 license, speaks English and Spanish. Call 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. BROKER DEALER: U.S. Mutual Fu n d s, I R A S , 5 2 9 1 , i n s u r a n c e , IRPS. Call Ray at 653-78-0296.
"O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen." Read more: http://www.prayers-for-special-help. com/st-jude prayer.html#ixzz1zRLv7qrL
E M P L O Y M E N T HRO: Educational Aid, GS-1702-02/0304, Staff Assistant (O/A), GS-0303-05 (located in Lisbon, Portugal), Theater Manager, GS-1101-07, Recreation Aide, GS-0189-03 and Library Technician (p/t), GS-1411-04. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info. MWR: CYP Program Assistant, Assistant CYP Director (f/t), CYP Operations Clerk, Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Aquatics, f/t), Recreation Attendant (Emergency Hire - Theater), Club Operations Aide (Champions), Driver/Cashier (Pizza Villa Express), Lifeguard (Aquatics), Recreation Aide (Bowling), Recreation Aide (Golf), Driver/Cashier (Pizza Villa). Applications must be submitted on OF-612 form and Preference Entitlement Survey to MWR Personnel Office, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 9, 2012
How to Follow American Football in Rota Living in Spain or any foreign country brings with it new and exciting experiences. For the hardcore sports fan, however, it also presents quite a few challenges. Time zone differences make for late nights to catch the game and without access to ESPN, many sporting events are missed altogether. Those problems become acute during football season as fans become desperate to see their favorite team in action. Much like the Navy Exchange the NFL offers a taste of home for those living abroad by giving fans Yuval Fleming the chance to watch every game, Sports Writer live, in high-definition online. However, the luxury of seeing your favorite team play each week is costly. So before you spend a pretty penny on your NFL addiction and perhaps anger that special loved one, you may want to consider other options. Complaining about the programming of American Forces Network (AFN) is part of military life but when it comes to football, especially pro-football, AFN gets it mostly right. On any given Sunday the network airs
seven games live (which is more than you can get in the U.S.), not to mention Monday Night Football the next day as well as several tape delayed games throughout the week. However, even with three channels devoted to live football on Sunday there is still no guarantee you will get to see your team play every week. If you support a marquee team such as the Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots your chances of catching your team increases. But if you follow a less popular team, such as the Tennessee Titans, you will likely be out of luck most weeks; last year the Titans only appeared on AFN two times. If your team hails from the western United States you may also have a better chance to see them play because most games on Sunday are played earlier in the day. Teams on the West Coast play later in the afternoon (4 p.m. Eastern time / 10 p.m. in Spain) so the odds increase that the team you want to see will be one of the three games that AFN plays. For some football fanatics though, chances can’t be taken. Lt. Graham MacDonald, Air Operations facilities manager, purchased the NFL package online last season and plans to do so again.
“On AFN there is no guarantee that your team is going to be on TV,” said MacDonald, a New York Giants fan. “If a game is on too late at night I can watch the recorded game the next day.” He said other benefit is that he can watch up to four games at once, which can come in handy since his wife is a Baltimore Ravens fan. Other sports fans rely on websites that may offer streaming. One fan even went as far as Skyping his mother when his beloved Vikings were playing and having her to turn the camera to the TV. Slingboxes have yet to truly catch on but they can also provide an alternative. The sleek black box can take any TV signal and stream it online. If you connect a Slingbox to a TV set in the U.S. you can then watch TV online. If none of those choices suite your needs you can always go cold turkey and stop watching football altogether and instead spend more quality time with the family, reading or simply take up a new interest in fútbol. Yuval Fleming is a biased sports fan who lives in Rota, Spain and writes a weekly sports column for The Coastline. Please send comments and article ideas to email@example.com.
Kansas City and Sevilla Celebrate 45 Years as Sister Cities By James Brady Contributing Writer
On Aug. 9, Sevilla, Spain and Kansas City, Mo. will once again reunite for a friendship which began 45 years ago. In 1967, Kansas City, Mo. mayor Ilus “Ike” Davis and Sevilla’s mayor, Alcalde Feliz Moreno, created an alliance by becoming Sister Cities creating a relationship that has spanned miles and generations. Both mayors demonstrated exceptional vision in foreign affairs well before the Internet and low cost air travel made the term “globalization” a reality. Kansas City activists and business leaders who organized their city´s participation in the 1992 World´s Fair, or Universal Exposition (Expo ’92 World’s Fair), will celebrate the 20th anniversary of a proud legacy of ¨Bringing Kansas City to the World and the World to Kansas City.” Today, three-time mayor Richard Berkely, the longest modern-day Kansas City mayor to hold that post and the mayor involved in the planning stage of Kansas City’s involvement in the 1992 World Exposition, will host a reunion event at the NelsonAtkins Art Museum in Kansas City. It almost goes without saying (“casi na” meaning it´s nothing, as the Andalucian’s would say) that Kansas City, located in North America´s heartland and the only municipality to participate at that level on the world stage at Expo ‘92 will once again link up with Sevilla friends, this time via online video streaming to relive those pioneering days of cultural, business, tourism and education exchange. Mayor Davis made his last trip to Sevilla 20 years ago, presenting the Ciudad Hispalense, or City of Sevilla, a ¾ size replica of a Kansas City statue “The Scout” which has over the years come to symbolize its western plains history. “The Scout” is a proud, Native American mounted on a mustang, whose ancestry can be traced
Plaza de España in Sevilla, Spain. Photo by Morgan Over.
to the Spanish introduction of the modern horse into North America as early as 1493. The Native American scout can be seen on the Avenida de Kansas City, now Sevilla´s main street or ¨calle larga¨ just behind the Santa Justa train station. In Sevilla, the statue presides over a busy intersection in a city and lifestyle well removed from the American Midwest. However, it provides one more physical reminder of the Sister Cities International tradition of shared symbols. In Kansas City, the statue is observing the downtown Kansas City skyline and bustling activity as one drives along a busy freeway approach. Times have changed and many pass with no idea of its symbolism. Meanwhile, Kansas City´s Country Club Plaza flies a Spanish Flag daily near a replica of the Giralda. Some say “The Scout” is lost seeking its El Rocio pilgrimage equine brothers (and sisters) but it represents 45 years of world-class friendship.
August 9, 2012
Published on Aug 8, 2012