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September 6, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 17

What's Inside...

FDRMC Major Shipboard Fire Drill Upright Receives Red Cross Award Because You Asked... Safety Dept. Needs Riding Coaches and MUCH MORE!

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CO's Corner

September is National Preparedness Month

Hola Team Rota! It’s been another beautiful, yet relatively mild Spanish summer. Hopefully you have been able to take advantage of the summer months to travel or simply unwind by the pool or beach. Of course, living in southern Spain means you’ll still be able to hit the beach for weeks to come if you haven’t gotten your fill Commanding Officer yet. Though the weather Capt. Mike MacNicholl here is enviable, we join parents and children around the world in getting back to school! I’m sure many parents are grateful for school to be back in session and I imagine quite a few kids are secretly grateful too. Still, it can be hard to knock off the rust and get back in gear. Many of us have probably put a lot of effort in to preparing for the school year. We buy new clothes, school supplies and sports equipment. Student athletes have probably spent the last few weeks practicing in preparation for the season. But, my question for you is; have you prepared for an emergency of natural disaster? This month is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Simply look at the news and you’ll see the reports of largescale wildfires on the West Coast. Locally we can get torrential rains, high winds and recently we even had tornadoes. The bottom line is it isn’t a question of if the unexpected will happen, it’s just a matter of when and the only defense is preparation. There are many steps you can take to ensure you and your family are ready in case of an emergency, but I want to highlight a few things in particular. First: stay informed. If you haven’t already then you should absolutely sign up to receive AtHoc messages. These messages are sent directly to your phone and email and provide immediate information regarding local events that can

On The Front Cover

Children of Naval

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U.S. Naval Activities Spain

Station Rota meet their new teachers for this school year at David G. Farragut schools

What's Inside...

FDRMC Chapter 13 Fire Drill Kelli Upright: Volunteer Of the Year Because You Asked Motorcycle Riding Coach and MUCH MORE!

Aug. 27. (Photo by AT3 M. Jang)

impact you. If you have a One-Net account you can access this function by right-clicking on the purple globe on the bottom right corner of your computer monitor and selecting ‘Self Service.’ If you do not have a One-Net account then simply call our Emergency Management office at 727-1677. You should also monitor the Naval Station Rota Facebook page for up-to-theminute information. These resources will provide your warning as well as guidance in the event of an emergency. Secondly; invest in an emergency kit, or 72-hour bag, for each member of your family. In the event of a major emergency it may simply be impossible for first responders to get to you immediately. The best thing you can do is be prepared by having essential items on hand in quantities to support each person for at least three days. If you already have a kit then now is a good time to inventory it. This will ensure everything is in good condition and you have what you need. Visit Ready. for a complete list of items to consider having in your emergency kit. Lastly; make a plan. Discuss with your family how you will respond during an emergency. Where will you meet? How will you communicate? Do you know where shelters are or where you would evacuate to? Do you know evacuation routes? It is quite possible many of you have jobs that will require you to respond to an emergency so you should talk through that with your family. You can follow along with National Preparedness Month at as they highlight a new theme every week through September. The website also has additional preparation tips and guides you can use to help develop your preparedness plan. Having a good plan by preparing for the worst will help ensure you and your family are safe and that Team Rota will be able to continue the mission when we are needed most. Prepare Now – Learn Now – Be Ready!

COASTLINE STAFF Commanding Officer Capt. Michael MacNicholl Executive Officer Cmdr. Justin Canfield Command Master Chief CMDCM(SW/AW) Gary Rosenbaum Public Affairs Officer Lt. Jack Georges 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer MCC (sel) Brian Dietrick 956-82-2813 Editor/Writer/Layout Courtney Pollock 956-82-1021 Production Specialist AT3 Mari Jang 956-82-1021 Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime 956-82-3786 Contact The Coastline Editorial Staff: Telephone: 956-82-1021 Email: Large-file email: PSC 819 Box 1 FPO AE 09645-0001 To place an advertisement in the Coastline, please contact our publisher: Ramon Morant or 653-78-0296.

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Inside the Gate: Information that Impacts YOU! NGIS Rates to Increase October 1 Effective Oct. 1, rates at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) worldwide will increase. The increase will still remain within the Defense Travel and TDY per diem lodging rates. The price increase is to create a self-sufficient NGIS program and free up appropriated funds for higher priority military operations. This decision is in direct support of the Secretary of Defense’s guidance to review business operations to find efficiencies to create funds for a larger military. This price increase does not impact Navy Lodge facilities. For more information, visit or call 1-877-NAVY-BED.

NGIS Rota New Rates: Executive Suite: Executive Room: Standard Suite: Pet-friendly Suite: Standard Queen:

$135 $130 $115 $115 $84

*Prices effective October 1, 2018. **If your stay falls over the rate change, the old rate will be used for all nights prior to Oct. 1, 2018.

POW/MIA Event Date: September 21 Time: 7:30 a.m. Location: Galley Uniform of the day First observed in 1979, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day when the nation pauses to honor returned prisoners of war, to remember those military members and civilians who remain missing from past wars, and support ongoing search efforts to return those who have not been recovered.

US Naval Hospital Rota: Gate Closures U.S. Naval Hospital Rota is in the process of replacing the exterior gates leading to the hospital courtyard. The replacement process will lead to closing one exterior gate at a time, and no access through that gate will be available at that time. While each gate is closed, posted signage will direct personnel to the recommended alternate route/entrance in order to access the building. The posted signs will indicate the nearest entrance

to the courtyard. The current scheduled times for closures are as follows: -Through Sept. 7: Gate between emergency room & Medical Homeport / Access thorugh gate to base theater -Sept. 10-14: Gate between Medical Homeport & dental / Access through gate to housing building/parking lot We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Because You Asked…

Community input is very important to Rota’s leadership. There are a variety of ways you can reach out with questions, concerns, and insight. These are questions that leadership has been asked regarding quality of life programs aboard Rota. The respective departments/commands have responded to your questions.

Child & Youth Programs Q: What is the vacation policy for children at the CDC? A: Our CDC has a vacation policy that is included in our Parent’s Fee Standards Operational Manual here at NAVSTA Rota. Basically its says that children enrolled in both the full-time program and the part-time program are eligible for up to 10 days of discounted vacation days per year. Those days may be taken in either five day minimum blocks or all ten at once. Parents must notify the CDC in writing using the correct form (CDC is happy to provide) at least 30 days in advance of any discounted vacation days requested. While not completely “free,” those days will be discounted based on the formula in the handbook. Here is how the discount works. Every patron is charged biweekly on what is known at the Military Payday Rate (MPR) based on their particular category. That MPR is based on 24 paydays that occur throughout the year. When the vacation discount is applied it takes the MPR and divides it by the total number of weeks in a year- 52. So, for example a parent at the CDC who typically pays the basic Category 1 fee of $128 MPR requests one week of vacation, then that parents balance would be: -Category 1 MPR $128 minus Category 1 weekly rate $59 discount = $69 balance due on the established due date. Or if the same parent wanted to take 2 weeks of vacation, the calculation would be: -Category 1 MPR $128 minus Category 1 weekly rate $59 x 2 ($118) discount = $10 balance due on the established due date. Although CDCs are not required to offer this discount, Rota’s CDC is happy to extend patrons this option. If you have any questions at all about this policy or anything pertaining to the CDC, please feel free to call us at 7271100. We are here to help! Navy Exchange (NEX) Q: Why are the shelves empty at the NEX Mini Mart? A: This summer was a “perfect storm” of factors. The biggest challenge being that we are in the process of transitioning our supply chain from DECA to NEXCOM for food items. This is to provide a different array of food items and reduced prices for our customers. In addition, we were experiencing higher than average sales during that time due to ship visits which depleted any extra products we had in the storeroom. We are working with NEXCOM headquarters to correct the situation but since the items come from the States, it is taking time. Q: When will the food court at the air terminal open? A: The food court at the air terminal is nearing completion and we anticipate opening this fall. The food court will have Dunkin Coffee, Healthy Choice Express, Nathan’s, and Arthur’s fish & chips. Nathan’s will be a 24/7 concept. Once we have a grand opening date, we will put that out

to the community. Housing Q: I have a question regarding base park maintenance. Besides the park near housing and the one by the pool, I feel the parks are in horrible/unsafe condition. One park has been missing swings for almost two years and all have rust, chipping paint, and missing or loose bolts. I am wondering if and when maintenance will be done on these playgrounds? A: The installation is in process to repair and paint our playground equipment. Housing has a long-term plan in place with NAVFAC to renovate or replace all the playgrounds in Las Palmeras housing area. If you have questions regarding a specific playground, please contact the Housing Facilities Director, Harry Ferros, at 727-4735. Temporary Lodging Q: Are there temporary lodging facilities on base for retirees? If so, cost? A: There are no temporary lodging facilities on base specifically for retirees. Naval Station Rota has Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Navy Lodge that retirees may be able to use. Check their respective websites for eligibility and cost. Public Works Q: There is no sidewalk from the Security compound to the Navy Exchange resulting in people cutting through the grass. Can the base place a sidewalk there? A: Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We noticed two locations near the Security compound, one that needed the vegetation trimmed and the other requiring a new sidewalk to be placed. We will address the vegetation trimming right away and add the new sidewalk onto our FY19 project list where it will be prioritized along with other requirements to determine if we are able to immediately fund it or have to hold on for additional resources that could become available later in the year. Public Affairs Q: The marquee only posts negative information like DUIs. Can you use it to promote positive information such as SOQ? A: The marquee by the chapel is currently broken but we are working on getting it replaced. That being said, the suggestion of adding positive information to the marquee is a great idea and once we get it up and running, we will.

Your Vote: Voting Overseas

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) encourages military Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens to submit a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to ensure they can participate in upcoming Federal elections. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) states that any Service member, eligible family member or overseas citizen may be eligible to vote absentee. The FPCA (SF-76) allows you to apply to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and/or update your contact information with your local election office. The FPCA is the primary method of communication between you and your election official. The information provided on this form is all the local election office has to determine if you meet the State voter registration requirements, which election materials to send you and where and how to send you a ballot. offers an online assistant to walk you through completion of the form, and provides a blank fillable PDF. Hardcopies of the form are also available at embassies and consulates, and at your installation voting assistance office at NAVSTA Rota. Once completed, print and sign the form before submitting it to your local election office through the mail using the postage paid envelope. Contact information can be found at Don’t forget to follow up with your election official to ensure your registration was received. Voting is a personal choice, but if you want to vote, voting assistance is available to help provide you with the tools and resources you need to successfully vote absentee if you want to. For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email vote@

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MCPON Smith Pinned aboard USS Constitution

By MC3 Casey Scoular USS Constitution Public Affairs

Russell Smith, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, was pinned to MCPON, Aug. 31, during USS Constitution's underway, which concluded this year's Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks. "To be honest, I can't think of a better place to be pinned," Smith said. "I have a long history with USS Constitution; I'm an honorary crew member. Constitution was the place where I reenlisted the last time. Where I have had so many fun experiences with chiefs and chief selectees." Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Smith as the 15th MCPON Aug. 29. Smith is the first MCPON in the Navy's history to be pinned aboard USS Constitution. He was pinned by chief petty officer selectees Legalman 1st Class Melissa Whitaker and Damage Controlman 1st Class Ryan Reffitt. "To have two chief selectees pin me who represent the promise and the hope of the mess that I get to very proudly represent, nothing can top that," Smith said. After the pinning, Smith discussed

two of his goals as the MCPON. "One, is to provide t ransparen cy and opportunity for everyone that serves in our Navy so that all of us as Sailors recognize that whatever we choose to be, however we choose to apply Photos by MC1 Sarah Villegas Legalman 1st Class Melissa Whitaker and Damage Controlman 1st Class Ryan our talents, is Reffitt, chief petty officer selectees, pin collar devices on the 15th Master Chief going to improve Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith during the USS Constitution our U.S. Navy," CPO Heritage Week. Smith said. His Afloat, Constitution embodies 220 years second goal is to ensure the Navy is ready for an era of of maritime heritage and unwavering great power competition. "There's a storm service to her country. Now a featured on the horizon and we have a job in the destination on Boston's Freedom Trail, chief's mess to prepare our Sailors to face Constitution and her crew of active those challenges. It's going to take a lot duty U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship's of hard work to get there." Constitution, America's Ship of State, history and the importance of naval sea actively defended sea lanes against power to more than 500,000 visitors each global threats from 1797-1855. The year. Constitution is berthed at Pier One World's Oldest Commissioned Warship in Charlestown Navy Yard.

Force Master Chief Petty Officer Kevin Goodrich and chief petty officer selectees pin collar devices on the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith during the USS Constitution CPO Heritage Week.

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Anthony Jones, a chief petty officer selectee, places a cover on the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith during the USS Constitution CPO Heritage Week.

Rota Safety Department Seeks Rider Coaches By Rota Public Affairs

The installation motorcycle safety program is looking for experienced riders to become motorcycle coaches. Riding coaches are an integral part of the Department of the Navy’s motorcycle safety program. They provide the knowledge and expertise to help new, and experienced, riders develop their skills. “We’re called rider coaches because we coach,” said Glenn Ferguson, a motorcycle safety foundation (MSF) rider coach since February 2014. “We help guide the students toward achieving the course objectives, but it does involve teaching as well.” Ferguson decided to become a rider coach because of the opportunity to teach others while doing something he enjoyed. “I knew that through teaching, I would become more proficient myself and keep my basic riding skills fresh,” said Ferguson. “And it’s serious fun!” Becoming a riding coach requires a significant time commitment as you will go through an intensive course to become a riding coach in addition to coaching to Naval Station Rota personnel requiring the course. Since April 2014, Ferguson has taught over 116 students. “It’s satisfying to see the students gain the skills needed, both mental and physical, to ride safely,” said Ferguson. Riding coaches can be military or civilian personnel. In addition, you must be a licensed motorcyclist with several years of experience and have at least 18 months remaining at Naval Station Rota. The course is approximately 60 hours long and requires about 12 to 14 days of intense training. For more information on Department of the Navy Motorcycle Program or to become a riding coach, contact the Safety office at 7271727.

Rota Vet Corner: September is Food Safety Month September is National Food Safety M o n t h a n d w e w i l l be providing September closure informational tools to teach you how to keep your food safe. Sept. 28: early closure due to Norovirus: What is it? inventory Do you remember the last time you had the “stomach flu?" Most likely, it came on very quickly, and you probably blamed it on the last meal you ate or someone who was sick. Chances are the real culprit was a bug called norovirus. Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause inflammation of the stomach and large intestine lining. They are the leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Noroviruses are highly contagious and they can be transmitted through food or water that’s been contaminated during preparation. You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person or by touching contaminated surfaces. Symptoms of norovirus may include any or all of the following: •diarrhea •nausea/vomiting •stomach pain Norovirus can spread quickly in closed places like daycare centers, nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships. There is no specific medicine to treat people with norovirus illness. Norovirus infection cannot be treated with antibiotics because it is viral (not a bacterial) infection. A person usually develops symptoms 12-48 hours after being exposed to the virus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within one to three days. So what can you do? Help prevent the virus from spreading! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you do the following: -Avoid preparing food for others while you are sick and for at least 48 hours after

symptoms stop - Wa s h y o u r h a n d s carefully and often with soap and water -Rinse fruits and vegetables and cook shellfish thoroughly -Clean and sanitize kitchen utensils, counters, and surfaces routinely - Wa s h t a b l e l i n e n s , napkins, and other laundry thoroughly With these simple steps, you can help to prevent a norovirus outbreak in your home!

Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility Bldg. 1863 (next to NEX gas station) Phone: 727-3149 / 956-82-3149 Office Hours Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Federal Holidays: Closed

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Terraza April Tel: +34 956 069 412

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PUBLISHER´S CORNER NAVY LODGE ROTA SPAIN CELEBRATES HOSPITALITY WEEK Navy Lodge Rota Spain will participate in National Hospitality Week September 10-16. Navy Lodge Rota Spain associates will compete in several events including stuffing pillows into their pillowcases, tower of soap construction and speed cleaning.. “My staff looks forward to participating in Hospitality Week each year,” said Luis Bernal, General Manager, Navy Lodge Rota. “Our Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and maintenance staffs work tireless every day to support our military families. Hospitality Week lets them show off their skills and have fun at the same time.” The Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program offers clean, comfortable and convenient locations around the world to authorized guests at 45 percent less than comparable civilian hotels.Guests who stay at a Navy Lodge will find oversized rooms and family suites with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, premium TV channels, soft and firm pillows, guest laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. In addition guests receive free breakfast, Wi-Fi and newspaper during their stay. As an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 70 pounds in weight can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with its owner. Please see their ad in the paper for contact details.

MILITARY AUTO SOURCE Military Auto Source has a new representative in the NEX, Sarah Pugh. Sarah is a professional, helpful person well positioned to assist you have access to the many benefits of an overseas military car purchase. Military Auto source has provided service to the military, DOD and civilian community for over 50 years and is the factory-authorized military distributor for: Ford – Lincoln – Jeep – Dodge – Chrysler – Harley Davidson – Polaris. Their credo: Why buy from Military Auto Source?!: No Hassle Pricing - No need to worry about haggling, as everybody is entitled to their everyday highly competitive pricing; Salespeople who are on your side - their salespeople are paid the same flat commission regardless of the selling price of your vehicle. A Great buying experience - They have one of the highest customer service scores in the industry; Best Rebate Assurance - You are guaranteed the best possible rebates up until the day you drive way; Get The Exact Vehicle You Want - Another unique benefit of ordering your vehicle through MAS is the ability to custom order to your exact specifications. Their special order program is available at no extra charge; Finance Assistance -. Whether it's financing through a manufacturer, your bank or hometown credit union, MAS is your.

one stop shop for automotive credit. They will help make this a stress-free process which will allow you to truly enjoy the car buying experience. Please see their ad for more information.

HARMONY MUSIC SCHOOL Do you want to be a music star? Now you can take the first step. Take advantage of your stay in Spain and open your mind to music. Just around the corner in El Puerto de Santa María you can find the Music School Armonía. It´s a music center for the whole family. Children as young as 1 year old, youths and adults, all are welcome. It´s a place to learn to sing or to play any instrument that you would like. You can learn classical music, jazz and Andalusian flamenco. Choose what you are interested in and potentially discover a new-found talent for music. Lessons in guitar, piano, violin, cello, clarinet, percussion, singing, musical theory and much more. The school is located near the maritime ferry terminal in El Puerto with plenty of parking nearby. Please see the ad in the paper for more information.

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Health Promotion Corner: Navigating Stress and Developing Resilience By U.S. Naval Hospital Rota- Health Promotion Wellness Department & Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center Stress What is it? It is often an overused and misunderstood term. One simple definition is the brain’s response to any demand placed upon it. Organically, it is neither negative nor positive. It is the body’s physiological response designed to help us survive a danger or threat. When stress is discussed it is important to define the term “stressor”. A stressor is any perceived or real demand placed upon our body and brain. It may be obvious - such as an IED going off or planning an exciting vacation, or it may be something that is slow growing and a low volume demand made on our senses such as hearing a siren in the distance for hours on end. The other factor in stress is thoughts, also known as cognitions. Any thought can increase or decrease stress level. In other words, perception and what we tell ourselves can create stress. For example, think on these things – a spider,

a snake, a thunderstorm, a deadline, a body of water, or your cell phone not working. All sorts of different images may pop into your mind with different thoughts associated with them. If a spider brings to mind a stressful scene or thoughts, that may be a learned response based on past experiences. Thoughts are very powerful. However, they can be changed. Replacing old memories or thinking patterns with new ones that are helpful, calming and productive will assist in managing stress in future situations. The stress response As mental and emotional health is impacted by stress level, it is important to have a basic understanding of stress. In this section, descriptions of the General Adaptation Syndrome and terminology related to stress are addressed. Dr. Hans Selye (1907-1982), an endocrinologist, developed the concept of the general adaptation syndrome to describe the physiological response to stress. Although there are evolutions from the original theory with differences in which chemical messengers are activated under stress, to what degree, and under what type of

circumstances, the General Adaptation Syndrome can provide an overview of our bodies and minds most basic response to stress. It is a three-stage reaction to stress. The stages are Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion. In the model below, note that if no recovery time exists, an individual may progress to the exhaustion stage due to depleted resources. This increases the risk of a stress related illness and injury. 10 Tips for Navigating Stress and Developing Resilience 1. Identify sources of stress -Make a list of what causes you stress, recognize situations or problems that trigger stress, and plan ahead to navigate and avoid unnecessary stress. 2. Create a strong social support network. -Turn to a support system of peers, friends, and family that you trust. -Participate in activities you enjoy with others. 3. Make healthy living a priority. -Eat healthful food and exercise regularly. -Develop good sleep habits; aim for seven to eight hours in a 24 hour period. 4. Learn self-relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. -Take some down time to rest, recover, and regroup. 5. Keep a positive outlook. -Find opportunities to laugh and comfort yourself, such as participating in the activities and hobbies enjoy the most. -Look to people who deal with stress well as role models and view the world from a hopeful and positive perspective. 6. Accept limits and circumstances. -Put situations in perspective, accept things you cannot change, and remember that change is a part of life. 7. Volunteer in your community. -Look for opportunities to volunteer and be of service to others in your community or at your command. 8. Seek meaning in life experiences.

-Use experiences, positive and/or negative, as an opportunity to learn from past challenges and mistakes. 9. Be responsible with your drinking. -Drinking too much alcohol can lead you to take risks you normally wouldn’t take; drinking responsibly can prevent risky behavior. 10. Talk to a health care provider. -Take charge of your health; schedule checkups regularly and keep a list of any concerns you may be experiencing. -Contact a professionally trained health care consultant, mental health counselor, or chaplain if you are experiencing psychological health care concerns. Help with Stress Even under extreme stress, the presence of protective factors helps us effectively navigate through life's challenges. Genuine support from leadership, shipmates, family and friends can help counter risk factors for stress injuries, such as extreme feelings of hopelessness or difficult transitions. As leaders and shipmates, we must empower ourselves with the knowledge to ACT (Ask, Care and Treat) so that a Sailor in distress receives the help needed to stay afloat. If your shipmate or loved one needs help navigating stress, don't hesitate to ACT and get him or her the help needed to thrive, not just survive. Familiarize yourself with the local resources below to ensure readiness. Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline: On-Base: 118 Off-Base: 00800-1273-TALK (press 1) Mental Health: 727-3408 or 956-82-3408 NAVSTA Rota Chaplain: 727-2161 or 956-82-2161 Chaplain on duty: 639-10-1864 Emergency Room: 727-3307 or 95682-3307 Fleet and Family Support Center: 7273232 or 956-82-3232 Base Security: 727-2000 or 956-82-2000 M i l i t a r y O n e S o u r c e : w w w. or 1-800-342-9647 Real Warrior Live Chat: www.realwarriors. net/livechat

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Surge Tech on the Soccer Turf: HM3 Korissa Lewis By AT3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Sports are a popular subject capable of bringing even the unlikeliest of people together in lively conversations and, perhaps, even friendships. But to play a sport can forge bonds between teammates many may yearn for but few can experience; especially if it involves playing for an international championship. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Korissa Lewis, a surgical technician assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain had the opportunity to enjoy such an experience through, arguably, one of the coolest temporary assigned duties a Sailor can get. Lewis, an avid soccer player since she was a little girl, applied and got accepted to try out for the International Military Sports Council (CISM) 2018’s Armed Forces Women’s USA Soccer Team. Not only did the soccer aficionado try out to represent team USA, but she was the youngest player to make the final cut out of the 46 females vying for a spot. According to their website, CISM is one of the largest multidisciplinary organizations in the world organizing sporting events for the armed forces of various countries. Their ultimate goal is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports and going by the motto “friendship through sport.” This year ’s CISM, 11th annual sporting event, featured a soccer championship for both female and male armed forces. Teams from Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea and the U.S. competed for the championship at Fort Bliss, Texas June 22 through July 3, 2018. Courtesy Photos Prior to the games tryouts for the USA team were held in El Paso, Texas where Lewis and the other members had the benefit of adapting to the extreme weather and climate as they practiced. “It was very dry in El Paso,” said Lewis. “We had to get used to the elevation in El Paso; we had girls during the tryouts where their cleats were melting apart. We all knew it was worth it. We love the sport. We were there to play have fun. It was worth it in the end.” Lewis has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember since she was a young child. She practiced all through high school and on traveling teams before she joined the U.S. Navy to serve her country. Since then Lewis has taken on opportunities outside of work including being a coach for young kids in youth programs, coaching local national high school students, being the referee for soccer games at David Glasgow Farragut High School, trying out for the Military World Championship women’s USA soccer team and then making the cut. “One of the nurses that I work with here was the one who told me about the program,” said Lewis. “He told me I need to put up an application and if I hear back then I try out and from there you find out what happens as you go. It’s considered a TAD and they paid for my flight.” When Lewis got the acceptance email authorizing her to tryout she was off to Texas to practice three times a day every day until the third and final cut. “If you get cut the first round you’re only there for five days,” said Lewis. “The second cut is about a week and a half, and there’s a third cut following that. If you make it past

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HM3 Korissa Lewis is a surgical technician assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota.

that you’re there a little over a month because the tournament is after the three cuts.” Players who tried out came from all across the country to represent team USA including both officer and enlisted service members from every branch. “Even though there were people getting cut it’s a way for the team to get used to each other and practice because we’ve never played together,” said Lewis. “It was cool getting to hear about their branch and their service and the difference between the branches.”

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NAVSTA Rota, USS Cook, USS Porter Integrates Major Fire Drill Story and Photos by AT3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Personnel assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain and Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted and completed their third annual major integrated fire drill onboard the Cook Aug. 29, 2018. “This whole exercise is called the Chapter 13 drill. It’s a fully integrated fire drill of a major fire onboard a U.S. vessel where we not only use ship’s force personnel and equipment but also the base fire fighters on base and as well as USS Porter Sailors,” said Lt. j.g. Justin Makin, USS Cook damage control assistant. “As we’ve seen in the past one of the biggest problems was not having the training or not being used to having to work with circumstances that might not be your usual status as if you were underway. So doing a drill like this really made our guys, as well as the leadership, think about what we need to do with the help from outside sources.” Shipboard and installation firefighters were able to train with each other to learn when and how to communicate for a successful mission. Yearly integrated training increases response effectiveness when a ship is in-port and in critical status. "A lot of effort put forth towards preparing for a major fire onboard a US Navy warship. Glad to see the team come together to show that the Rota team is ready to respond if the situation required," said Capt. Gustavo Vergara, Commanding Officer of the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC). The major players involved for this drill were FDRMC and its Rota Detachment, USS Donald Cook, USS Porter, the Installation Training Team (ITT), U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Dispatch, Security, and Environmental department. “We expect to see enthusiasm, professionalism and level of knowledge when we run these drills,” said Lt. Jerrit Fuller, Naval Station Rota installation training coordinator. “As you draw more entities into a drill the complexity increases and, what

Reco Houston, Naval Station Rota assistant fire chief, examines the planning board during the installation's third annual integrated fire drill.

Robert Moraws, assigned to Naval Station Rota Spain Fire and Emergency Services Department, listens to the radio during the installation's Chapter 13 Fire Drill.

may be a simple drill as a single unit, becomes extremely difficult. Working through the difficulties, embracing the changes and increasing knowledge across the board as a subject matter experts is all we expect. At the end of it all we walk away smarter to the problem and have the knowledge of our short falls and areas of improvement.”

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Petty Officer 1st Class Aristides Aldana readies fire fighting gear during the installation's Chapter 13 Fire Drill.

Cmdr. Justin Canfield, Naval Station Rota Spain executive officer, listens to communications during the installation's Chapter 13 Fire Drill.

Joshua Allen, Naval Station Rota battalion chief, speaks with a team member during the installation's Chapter 13 Fire Drill.

Cmdr. Luis Socias, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center officer-in-charge, leads a debrief at the emergency operations center during an integrated fire drill.

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Your Rota Ombudsman: In an Emergency Situation, How Does the Command Reach You? Greetings NAVSTA Rota! Hopefully you had a great summer and got a chance to travel. For those of you that have just transferred here; welcome to Rota. Hopefully you are starting to settle in. I wanted to take this chance to discuss the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System, or NFASS, and AtHoc systems. NFASS is a way for the Navy to keep track of Sailors and their families in the event of an emergency or crisis situation. It is a good idea to log into the NFASS system to update or verify that your information is correct. If you have recently moved, gotten married or divorced, or added to your family, the Navy needs to know. In the event of a catastrophe, the Navy will take this information and use it to make sure everyone is accounted for to help return Sailors, their families and the mission back to a stable state as quickly as possible. A spouse can access the NFASS system to update information as long as the Sailor has provided a username and password. If not, then the only way to access the system is with a CAC card. Once logged in, personal and family information can be verified and updated by clicking on the My Info Tab. The AtHoc system is a part of the Navy Region and Installation Mass Notification System. While its primary function is an emergency alert system, it does also act as a messaging system

for other issues that the installation may deem necessary. Some of examples that have been seen here in Rota are severe weather alerts, gate closures, and exercise notifications. This system does work if you are traveling outside of Spain. If a terror event happens anywhere in Europe, a notification to muster will be sent out across the network. If you have a One-Net account you can access AtHoc by right-clicking on the purple globe on the bottom right corner of your computer monitor and selecting ‘Self Service.’ If you do not have a One-Net account then simply call our Emergency Management office at 727-1677.Once you are logged into the system, you can update your profile with the devices you want to receive the alerts. This includes receiving them on your cell phone and to your personal email. This information is included under the Devices Tab. While under the Devices Tab, scrolling down the page a little further there is a section marked “Dependent Devices.” This is a section for Sailors to add spouses, older children, or any one else that they have as a dependent. That way if the Sailor is deployed, a spouse will still receive notifications. The options for dependents are personal email and cell phone. If you have any questions, please reach out your command ombudsman and they will be able to guide you through the process. Thanks for all that you do!





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Kelli Upright: American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year, European Division By Courtney Pollock NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Compassionate. Dedicated. Collaborative. These are just a few of the words used by others to describe Kelli Upright, a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Recently, Upright was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for the Service to the Armed Forces American Red Cross European Division. Upright, from Nederland, Texas, has been a Red Cross volunteer for almost two years and serves as volunteer partner for the local office. Within her role, she assists in day-to-day operations, the planning of training and activities, and community outreach. She ensures that the local branch meets its core services in addition to finding new and unique ways to reach the community. “Kelli has organized clean-ups of Admiral’s beach, our Afterschool Scholars program, the Vaccinate a Village campaign, and is a regular guest on American Forces Network radio,” said Paul Butler, regional program manager for American Red Cross Rota, Spain. It’s Upright’s desire to help others that keeps her motivated. “If I am able to reach one person and help them out in some way then I feel I’ve made some sort of impact,” says Upright. The impact on the local community can range from assisting Sailors in obtaining volunteer hours, coordinating CPR trainings, or organizing a community outreach program. But Upright doesn’t stop at only assisting the local office. She has also worked on larger projects within the Europe division. “When Red Cross decided to expand its International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

reach, Kelli took it upon herself to step up for the entire division,” explains Christine Spalding, the Europe division partner for American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. Utilizing her background a s a l a w y e r, U p r i g h t was able to take the program and develop it for the division. Upright screened and recruited IHL facilitators, organized a seminar for facilitators with Red Cross headquarters instructors and got the program off the ground. “It was a big program and it was a successful program,” said Upright. “It Photo by MCC(Sel) Brian Dietrick was a lot of work.” Capt. Mike MacNicholl presents the Volunteer of the Year for the Service to the Armed Forces American Red Cross B u t w o r k i s n o t European Division award to Kelli Upright. something that Upright volunteers throughout the European work at a local and division level. “Kelli backs down from. Despite limited job division. Each one contributes to their exemplifies the five core values that opportunities in Rota for spouses, she has local community and the larger American the American Red Cross use as their found satisfaction in her volunteer work Red Cross mission of preventing and foundation,” explained Spalding. “We and is a perfect example how volunteering alleviating human suffering in a time of are a better Red Cross because of her. can still develop your professional skillset. need. Rota and the Division are stronger for “I really like how I was able to take Upright received the award for her her efforts.” it from the start and make it my own,” she explains. “Something local like the Rota chapter, and I’ve been really able to develop it into something big where I’m helping out the Red Cross on a higher level. Professionally, that is a big accomplishment. To work my way up even if I’m a volunteer.” Volunteers are the backbone of American Red Cross, the European Division, and Rota’s Red Cross. There are 185 Rota volunteers and roughly 4,400

Photos courtesy of American Red Cross Rota




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RP2 Daniela Villatoro By AT3 M. Jang, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Religious Programs Specialist (RP) 3rd Class Daniela Villatoro is assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain’s chapel and is in charge of the chapel’s religious offering funds, scheduling meetings with the chaplains and maintaining safety and cleanliness of their facilities. Villatoro joined in 2015 and began her naval career as an undesignated seaman at Naval Base Coronado working with the Seabees before she was approved to her current rate as a RP. “It was more physical and longer hours when I was an undesignated Sailor with the Seabees,” said Villatoro. “But working here is a different kind of hard work. We make sure that someone is always available for phone calls or to schedule an appointment with a chaplain if they need assistance.” Though it has been less than a year since Villatoro arrived to Rota, Spain after A-School she has already accomplished many feats including advancing to the next paygrade, receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, becoming Sailor of the Quarter and serves as the lead fundraising coordinator of the 2018 Navy Ball Committee. “She is organized and uses critical thinking to solve problems at the chapel,” said RP2 Justin Alvarado, former leading petty officer assigned to

the base chapel. “She is a self-starter and is willing to help all chapel organizations.” Villatoro says she is able to balance her busy schedule of work and collaterals because of the support of her fellow coworkers and work partners. “When I’m out doing events for the Navy Ball the other RPs are here,” said Villatoro. “It’s also very helpful that I have a lot of volunteers [for Navy Ball fundraising] which makes my job a little bit easier. If I didn’t have volunteers there wouldn’t be an event. It’s about planning, team work and communication.” The Los Angeles native enjoys reading in her free time and traveling when opportunities present themselves. “It’s been hard because I’m family-oriented so it’s a very different experience being away from them especially for special occasions like birthdays and during the holidays,” said Villatoro. “But I like being in Spain because of all the travelling I’ve been able to do.” Villatoro’s current goals are to advance to the next paygrade, go back to school and stay active by participating in base sports teams. She hopes to get stationed back in California when she departs Team Rota later this year so she can be close to her family again.

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Are you or someone you know on a path to suicide?

Know the


Thoughts of suicide (expressed, threatened, written).


What to do: ASK

Increased or excessive Substance Abuse alcohol or drug use.


Seeing no reason for living, having no sense of meaning or purpose in life.


Anxiousness, agitation, nightmares, inability to sleep or excessive sleeping.


Feeling as though there is no way out of current circumstances.


Feeling hopeless about oneself, others or the future.


Isolating from friends, family, usual activities, society.


Feelings of rage or uncontrollable anger, seeking revenge for perceived wrongs.


Acting without regard for consequences, excessively risky behavior.

Mood Change

Dramatic changes in mood, unstable mood.

Ask your shipmate questions that will help you get help: “Are you thinking about killing yourself? Do you have a plan to kill yourself?”


Tell your shipmate that you are concerned about him or her. Without judgment, express why you’re concerned. They may not show it, but they likely appreciate that someone cared enough to say something.


Take your shipmate to get help immediately by seeking a Navy chaplain, medical professional or trusted leader. Call 911 if danger is imminent.

You don’t have to see every sign to ACT. Help is always available through the Military Crisis Line. Call 1-800-273-TALK (press 1), text 838255 or visit Follow Navy Operational Stress Control online



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96-Hour Holiday: Escape to Extremadura

Story and photos by Jessica Harbin Contributing Community Writer

With all of Europe at our doorstep, it can be easy to overlook the many treasures that are closer to home. Those looking for a rich long-weekend escape, full of natural and cultural wonders, should consider neighboring Extremadura. Within a four-hour drive of Rota, adventurers of all interests can find much to offer, from underground caverns to birdwatching, Renaissance palaces to Roman ruins. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an award-winning food and wine scene. Often overlooked by the guidebooks, Extremadura feels authentic, yet lacks the crowds of many other destinations that offer similar attractions. To make the most of your time, consider staying in two locations. Find a casa rural, or country house, in Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, near the towns of Higuera de la Sierra or Aracena. Here you can take in some of Spain’s natural beauty. Then, stay near Caceres for a couple days of medieval explorations. The itinerary below provides suggestions on how to make the most of a four-day weekend leisurely exploring Extremadura and its many sites. Day 1 Drive north from Rota, straight through Seville, until you reach the Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, a large protected nature reserve. Here stone walls will meander past Mediterranean Oak trees and through fields full of grazing cows and black Iberian pigs. Check in with the tourist center in Aracena for walking maps and set off on foot to search for the many wildlife and plant species. After spending some energy, load your picnic basket up with the best of Spain’s wine and food, and check in to your casa rural where you can soak in the beautiful scenery and starry skies.

Discover the whole jamon lifecycle at Jamones Eiriz, starting with a walk among Iberian pigs in their natural habitat.

Day 2 After a leisurely morning drinking coffee with a view, join the morning tour at nearby Jamones Eiriz (English tours at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.; 39,50€ /adults, 19,75€ /ages 13-17, Free/under 12). This two-hour tour includes a walk into the natural habitat of the important Iberian pigs, a tour of the jamon and sausage drying house, and a tasting of award-winning jamon and local wines. Afterward, drive to the town of Aracena for lunch and a 4:00 p.m. tour of the Aracena Gruta de las Maravillas or Cave of Marvels (Entrance 9€ /adults, 6,50€ /under 12). Only 1,000 people a day are allowed into these magnificent limestone caverns, so make sure to get your tickets early in the summer season. Enjoy some time wandering through this quaint village, popping up to the hilltop castle if time allows. Day 3 Continue on your journey for a change of scenery,

Walk along Trujillo's fortified walls for amazing views of surrounding Extremadura.

driving 90 minutes to Merida. Take advantage of easy of this rich region. on-street parking and a playground right outside the Getting There Roman Amphitheater. Grab some lunch at a nearby Extremadura is easily reached by car from Rota. The café and decide how much time you want to devote to furthest point included in this itinerary is just under four the ancients. There are Roman ruins spread throughout hours from the Naval Station. Merida, however, a two-hour detour allows plenty of time to take in the Roman Theater and Amphitheater (Entrance 12€ /adults, 6€ /ages 13-17, Free/under 12). After you have had your fill, get back in the car for another 30 minutes until you reach the medieval town of Cacares. Leave your car in a parking garage in the new town, and travel by foot until the streets open up into the grand Plaza Mayor. Take your pick of restaurants, but make sure to sample the regional specialty, migas. Spend the rest of the day wandering through the Old Town, winding through the narrow cobblestone streets that pass many towers and palaces. Day 4 Drive 30 minutes to nearby Trujillo. Start your walk upon the fortress walls, looking out over the road below. You can just imagine how it was an important trade route that was worth protecting by the fortifications throughout the town. Next, wander through the streets lined with orange trees and blue painted walls until you arrive at the castle, which was built over a Moorish fortress, and is worth a quick visit (Entrance 1,50€). Finally, walk down the hill to the impressive Plaza Mayor. Enjoy one last good meal before your drive home, soaking in the Renaissance architecture and sounds of ringing church bells. To toast a great trip, those interested in sampling some of Extremadura’s best wine can drive just out of town for a tour or tasting at award-winning Habla Bodega. Buy a bottle The Roman Theater in Merida is one of many well-preserved Roman ruins to or two to help you hold on to the memories discover throughout the city.

Book Review: The Map that Leads to You The Map that Leads to You J.P. Monniger St. Martin’s Press 390 pages

A review by Emiley L. Murphy “It is the last great minute before he walks into your life, but you don't know that yet, can't know. Later, though, you will try to imagine where he was in this exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel toward you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no notice. Your life would not be the same, but that was all waiting, up in the air, all fate and chance and inevitability.” Some journeys change us in ways that we never anticipate. What begins as just another trip becomes something that illuminates who we are and how we see the future. The same can be said of a good book. There are a few novels that leave us feeling as if we have become the protagonists and lived each moment line by line. Those are the ones that cause us to grieve just a bit when the last chapter is finished and we are on our own once again. In J. P. Monningers’ newest endeavor, “The Map that Leads to You”, what starts as a chance encounter creates a series of beautiful, but unexpected, moments. Recent college graduate, Heather and her two best friends begin a European Grand Tour that marks their entrance into adulthood. Having landed the perfect job, sensible and responsible Heather resolves to focus on enjoying her last jaunt before embarking on the next step.

That is until she meets Jack. A seemly carefree adventurer with an enigmatic air, Jack immediately catches Heather’s attention and engages her temper in a classic opposites attract encounter. What follows is a European traveler’s dream of cities and countries, as Jack and Heather develop a relationship that will define them both. At times charming and humorous and at others bleak and heartbreaking, their road to discovery will leave readers clinging to every word. With deft prose and a keen eye for color and texture, Monnigers’ characters breathe vivid life on every page. Engaging a rich lineup of historic locations and picture perfect landscapes, the author takes readers on an emotional experience to remember. A book meant to be read again and again, this is well worth adding to your bookshelf.

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First Episode of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Podcast Available By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs The first edition of the new monthly U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa podcast series "On the Horizon; Navigating the European and African Theaters," featuring Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, is now available at iTunes and Sound Cloud. The initial episode focuses on Foggo's personal and professional connection to Europe, and his five main focus areas. "I'm very thankful for the opportunity to discuss what is going on in these two important theaters," said Foggo. "It is important to connect with great work being done in Europe and Africa by the U.S. Navy, our allies, and our partners." To listen to the podcast, tune to: YouTube at user/NAVEURNAVAF6F Sound Cloud at https://soundcloud. com/user-561475303 Links to the podcast will also be available on social media:

Facebook: USNavalForcesEuropeAfrica/ Tw i t t e r : h t t p s : / / t w i t t e r. c o m / USNavyEurope U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. For more info, visit: http://www.c6f.

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MWR Movie Schedule (Open to all patrons with base access. For more info, call 727-2328 or email

Prices: Adult (12+): $4 ($5 for 3D); Child (6 to 11): $2; Preschooler (5 and under): Free Drive In: Grills available for use. Food and drink allowed. No pets unless designated service animal. Movies can be heard on the radio at 101.1 FM. Please keep headlights off during the film.

Friday, September 7th 4 p.m.: Teen Titans Go to the Movies 7 p.m.: BlacKkKlansman Saturday, September 8th 4 p.m.: The Spy Who Dumped Me 7 p.m.: Mammia Mia: Here We Go Again 9:30 p.m.: Christopher Robin (Drive-in) Sunday, September 9th 1 p.m.: Teen Titans Go to the Movies 4 p.m.: Equalizer 2 7 p.m.: BlacKkKlansman

Mile 22

The Predator

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of exsoldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

Rating: R Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes

Rating: R Genre: Action / Adventure / Horror Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes

Wednesday, September 12th 7 p.m.: BlacKkKlansman Thursday, September 13th 7 p.m.: Mission Impossible: Fallout Friday, September 14th 4 p.m.: Crazy Rich Asians 7 p.m.: Mile 22 Saturday, September 15th 4 p.m.: The Meg 7 p.m.: The Spy Who Dumped Me 9:30 p.m.: Crazy Rich Asians (Drive in) Sunday, September 16th 1 p.m.: Christopher Robin 4 p.m.: Crazy Rich Asians 7 p.m.: The Predator Wednesday, September 19th 7 p.m.: Mile 22 Thursday, September 20th 7 p.m.: The Predator

BlackkKlansman Ron Stallworth, an AfricanA m e r i c a n p o l i c e o ff i c e r from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch. Rating: R Genre: Biography / Comedy / Crime Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Crazy Asians


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Rating: PG-13 Genre: Comedy / Romance Runtime: 2 hours

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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings


September 7th: Children’s Craft Day. Stop in the Center to make playdough at 1 p.m. September 10th: Muffin Monday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. New to Rota? Looking to make new friends? Come in the Center for muffins and conversation with other spouses! September 12th: Trail Mix Day. Starting at 11 a.m., stop in the Center to make trail mix! September 18th: Air Force Birthday. Stop in the Center starting at 11 a.m. for a piece of cake to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st Birthday! September 18th: Game Night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Join us in the Center to connect to family and friends by playing some board games and enjoy dinner on us! September 20th: Volunteer Orientation, noon. . Interested in volunteering with the USO? Stop by for a volunteer orientation to learn what it means to volunteer with us. Make a profile on volunteers. to get started today!

American Red Cross Emergency Communications Service

Family members of active-duty U.S. military members are able to initiate emergency messages online at http:// Family of active duty and overseas-stationed federal employees can also initiate a message by calling 1-(877) 272-7337 or 956-82-2331, or by walking in to the Rota ARC office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

Child Find for children three to five 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 contact 727-4185/4435.

WIC Overseas

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 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. Call 727-2921 for more information.

Facial Rejuvenation Body Contouring

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the chapel. All meetings are closed meetings except the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call the DAPA at 727-2161. AA off-base: "Rota Drydockers," every Saturday, 7 p.m., Calle Calvario, 67, Iglesia del Carmen, Rota (Lat: 36.624466, Long: -6.356386). For information about the meeting in Rota, call Joe Garcia at 629-27-1312 or 956-77-6876. Online, visit or

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society NMCRS Office hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: VPN 727-1614 or Commercial 956-82-1614 After-hours / Holidays: Cell 660-984-511 & VPN Cell: 18-727-0800 Website:

Upcoming NMCRS and Hospital maternal programs and classes:

Budget for Baby September 12, 11 a.m. to noon, NMCRS classroom This class focuses on budgeting for a new family member! Expecting parents will receive a baby gift, including a handmade blanket crafted by one of our volunteers! Labor and Delivery September 13, noon to 2 p.m., OBGYN Clinic. Prepare for the labor process, and find out about comfort techniques and medical interventions during this time. This class will prepare you and your support person for that special day. Breastfeeding, Postpartum, and Baby Basics Combo Class September 27, noon to 3 p.m., NMCRS classroom During the Breastfeeding and Postpartum portion of this class, we will discuss what to expect after delivery. You will learn everything from breastfeeding and the different techniques to know how to tell if your baby is hungry. During the Baby Basics part of the class you will learn the basics of what to expect after your baby is born. Find out what is normal; learn tips from the experts, including Happiest Baby on the Block.

Upcoming NMCRS Support Group:

Breastfeeding Support Group September 19, 11 a.m. to noon, NMCRS classroom This support group offers a place where we can all come to support, inform, encourage, and guide one another in the adventure that is breastfeeding! You do not have to be currently breastfeeding to join that community. Email our Visiting Nurse Instructor, Maribel Rey at maribel.rey@ for more information!

Area Activities

Music Through September 21: Summer Jazz Festival. Sala Milwaukee, Bajamar Avenue, El Puerto de Santa Maria.

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For more info, visit September 15, 5 p.m.: Electric Rock Day. Sala Paul, Paul Street, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets €13.


Dance/Flamenco September 7, 9:30 p.m.: Flamenco show by Jaime Cala and flamenco group. Sala El Hospitalito, Ganado Street, El Puerto de Santa Maria. Tickets €10. October 4, 8 p.m.: “60 Años de Arte” Flamenco Guitar Recital by Paco Cepero. Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz. Tickets €10-20. October 13, 8:30 p.m.: Flamenco recital by Maria Terremoto. Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets from €18. October 18, 8:30 p.m.: “La Cenicienta” by Russian National Ballet. Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets from €18. Events Through September 16: Fiesta de la Vendimia, Jerez de la Frontera. More information, visit September 13-16: Feria de la Tapas. Rota.

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CARS FOR SALE 2000 Mercedes Benz C180, good car, some small scratches and imperfections, plus transfer, will come with ITV just passed, Euro specs, priced to sell at €2,600. Tel: 653-78-0296

NOW HIRING 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! Visit HRO ( Customer service 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in hours: 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments can be made from noon to 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more info Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Fitness: Recreation Aide, Flex Liberty: Recreation Aide, Flex NTE 6 months Library: Library Aide, Flex Theater: Cashier, Flex - 2 positions USN Lisbon: Recreation Aide, Flex USN Lisbon: Recreation Assistant, Flex

MERCEDES-BENZ - E320 CDI, 2003 AUTOMATIC, my father in law's car in perfect shape, perfectly cared for, he is too old to drive now, 95,000 miles, guaranteed non smoker car, dark blue leather seats, pristine condition, silver, all maintenance up to date, all work in Mercedes, 7,950€, tel 653780296 Porsche Boxster, perfect condition, all maintenance in Porsche, largest motor, 79,000 miles, Itv good, Euro specs, 2001, €9,500, Tel: 653-78-0296 Peugeot 207, 2007, 79,000 miles, red, in excellent shape, 3,400€, itv good, European specs, tel 653780296 2009 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic with 67000 miles, U.S. specs $6500/€5200, ITV current to 2019, call or text 617-067-654 2012 BMW 114I in great condition. White 5-door Manual transmission with less than 55,000 kilometers. Enjoy driving in style! European specs, ITV valid until SEP18, €12,990. Call or text 642-339-361 Subaru Forester 2.0 SLX, 2000, looks great, drives great, Itv j u s t p a s s e d , E u r o p e a n s p e c s , n i c e S U V, 2 , 4 9 0 € , t e l 6 5 3 7 8 0 2 9 6 2003 Ford Fusion 52,000 miles , good condition, European specs, Automatic, 5 doors, New battery, New spark plugs, New ignition coils, New tires, ITV Good until April 2019, $3700 tel: 757-819-3057 email: Vo l v o 9 6 0 A U T O M AT I C , 2 0 0 0 , m e c h a n i c a l l y s o u n d , 1 4 9 , 0 0 0 m i l e s , 2490€, Itv will be newly passed, European specs, tel 653780296 Honda Civic 1.6 , 2005, nice car in good shape, 2,990 €, silver, Itv good, European specs, tel 653780296 Ford Fiesta 1.4 diesel, 2007, 3,400€, 78,000 miles, perfect shape, all the extras, Itv good, European specs, tel 653780296 Hyndai Galloper Santamo, 7 seater, 62,500 miles, very good condition mechanically and esthetically, 2001, Itv good, European specs, 2,480€, tel 653780296 1999 Opel astra 1.6 5 speed 4 doors hatchback with A/C Radio Cd with USB, port and aux input, power windows, power locks , Itv pass until nov 2018 tires are new is good a reliable car for $1250 or 1000€ please for more information call Victor Borja at 660481890 Citroen Xsara 2001 in spectacular shape, Itv good, European specs, 79,000 miles, 2,450€, tel 653780296


Penthouse, top-floor apartment with best view Cadiz to Rota. 700 sq. ft., 2 bdr., 1 bath, all reformed. Fuentebravia beachfront. $120,000. Call Linda to see, 650-66-4826 or email


American owned duplex in private gated community in Rota. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bathroom, pool, parking/garage, a block from beach, A/C, 1400 euros. Details: Ivan Orozco DSN: 268-5174 or BEAUTIFUL SEA-VIEW VILLA IN CHIPIONA.1,600€/negotiable. Listing number 127072. 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. 1200m2 plot. 160m2 house. 150m to the beach. Safe, quiet and private. Automatic gate and outside lights. Double-glassing. Fireplace. Aircon./heating. Ceiling fans. Mosquito nets. Storage. Diner attached to kitchen. Roof-terrace with sea-view. English-speaking landlord. Viewings immediately possible. CELL 667 58 68 39. Pictures on, ref70037. No charges for tenant as direct from owner. Apartment for rent, Rota (La Costilla Beach Area), 3 minutes walking distance to the beach, 1200 sq. ft, 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, A/C, large living room and kitchen. English speaking landloard, 1200 euros. Call, text or WhatsApp M a r i a Te l : 6 3 7 4 9 2 5 8 6 , o r e m a i l : m a r i a . s a n c h e z . m u s l e r a @ g m a i l . c o m Chalet for rent. 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, Large pantry / utility room. Fireplace in living-dining area, central HVAC (split air handler units). Covered car-port, fenced property with remote control gate for POV access. Walk-in entrance equipped with camera/gate switch. Screened windows, overhead fan/light units in each room. American owner. If interested, call 608853453 or 669127975. Beautiful house next to Hotel Playa de la Luz, in JARDIN DE LA ALMADRABA area. 100 meters from the beach. 4 bedroom house in a private residential area. Very large bedrooms, with 3 full baths, one in the master bedroom. Heating/AC. Front patio, top terrace and 2 parking spaces, one underground. Community swimming pool and tennis court. Quiet neighborhood, with large green areas. English speaking landlord. Listed in Housing 1500 €uros. Listing ID: 25072. Call, text or Whatsap anytime. Marco at +34 696-000-241 or email: e

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September 6 1953 Exchange of prisoners of war from Korean War called Operation Big Switch ends. September 8 1958 Lt. R. H. Tabor, wearing a Navydeveloped pressure suit, completes a 72-hour simulated flight at altitudes as high as 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts. September 9 1945 Japanese forces in the southern part of Korea surrender in ceremonies held in Seoul, marking the end of three and a half decades of Japanese rule in Korea. September 10 1813 During the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver H. Perry leads his fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie, flying his "Don't give up the ship" flag on the brig USS Lawrence. 1945 USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV 41) is commissioned as the lead ship of its class. USS Midway was decommissioned in 1992 and is now

a museum ship in San Diego, CA. September 13 1847 During the Mexican-American War, Chapultepec, the gateway to Mexico City, is successfully stormed by Marines. The next day they are assigned to duty as guards to the National Palace, called the Halls of Montezuma. This action inspires the first line of the Marine Hymn. September 15 1942 USS Wasp (CV 7) is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while operating in the Southwestern Pacific in support of forces on Guadalcanal. September 16 1854 Mare Island, Calif. becomes the first permanent U.S. naval installation on the west coast, with Cmdr. David G. Farragut as its first base commander. September 18 2004 USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) is commissioned. USS Chung Hoon is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, first Asian-American Naval Academy graduate and first Asian-American flag officer.

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