July 12, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 14
Fourth of July's Flag Raising Mission: Andorra travel story Veterans History Project Dispatches from Elcano and MUCH MORE!
U.S. Naval Activities Spain
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School's Out: Who's Watching the Kids? By Rota Public Affairs Office
With kids out of school for the summer, they have extra time on their hands which could lead to trouble if not properly supervised. As parents your schedule probably hasnâ€™t changed so what happens to your children when you are busy? Most of our children will ride their bikes; go to the commissary, exchange, visit the youth center, and head off base. However, you should be aware that there is a policy for supervising your children. Active duty members and civilian workers are subject to the rules and regulations of the installation. When Spanish security or Naval Station Rota security units come into contact with a minor who is unsupervised, they will intervene. Any minor violating the restrictions listed below can be detained by base security until his or her parent or guardian picks them up. Below is an excerpt from the command policy which lists some restrictions. A child or minor is defined as an unmarried person under the age of 17. All military and civilian personnel are responsible for their children and guests and are subject
to the base instruction. Some other issues that should be addressed: Children under the age of 12 cannot babysit other children including their siblings. Children and minor guests should not loiter in unsupervised locations both on or off base. Children need to stay away from vacant housing units and construction zones. At Sea View Pines, children need to be accompanied by an adult if they do not meet proper age requirements. Facilities on base also have rules for unsupervised children which may vary from the base instruction. For example at the pool, children under nine may not be unsupervised. Children and minor guests are not permitted to walk home from the drive-in theater after a movie. Base parks, beaches and golf course are off limits from sunset t o s u n r i s e . L a s t l y,
children and minor guests under the age of 10 should not be left alone in a vehicle unsupervised. Please do your part and make sure you are supervising your children ensuring a safe environment for all. If you have any questions or would like to report any of these violations please contact our Crime Prevention Hotline at 727-5297.
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 email@example.com 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer MC1(SW) Brian Dietrick firstname.lastname@example.org 956-82-2813 Editor/Writer/Layout Courtney Pollock email@example.com 956-82-1021 Production Specialist AT3 Mari Jang firstname.lastname@example.org 956-82-1021 Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime email@example.com 956-82-3786 Contact The Coastline Editorial Staff: Telephone: 956-82-1021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Large-file email: email@example.com PSC 819 Box 1 FPO AE 09645-0001 To place an adverstisement in the Coastline, please contact our publisher: Ramon Morant firstname.lastname@example.org or 653-78-0296. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Office. Contents of the Coastline are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy. Publishing is through a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, or other DoD/military entities, under exclusive written contract with NAVSTA Rota. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy, other DoD/military entities, or the publisher of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchases, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected.
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Your Rota Ombudsman: A Valuable Resource for Sailors and Families Greetings NAVSTA Rota! For most of you the last time you saw or spoke with an Ombudsman was when you first arrived in Spain and sat through our ICR brief. We know you were all tired and stressed from getting here and settling in, so we thought we would take the opportunity to reintroduce you to our ombudsman and what they do. An ombudsman is a command appointed full-time volunteer that serves as a communication link between the command triad and their active duty members and families. Per OPNAVINST 1750.1 series, “The ombudsman supports the command mission by providing communications, outreach, resource referral, information, and advocacy to and for command families.” The ombudsman are here to serve as a guide when you have issues or questions and to help pass information down from the command triads. Communication with an ombudsman is confidential, with five exceptions or reportables. Those reportables are suicide, homicide, sexual assault, and domestic abuse, plus child abuse and neglect. In laymen’s terms, if you approach an ombudsman about any of these issues, we are bound by our ombudsman code of conduct to report the issue to our command point of contact. Issues other than that, such as inquiring about volunteer opportunities or where to go if you have some financial questions, are considered confidential and won’t be reported to the command. Like many things here in Rota, the ombudsman program is slightly different from what you may see back in the States. Our Rota Assembly is made up of ombudsman, Air Force keyspouses and a Marine family readiness assistant. Our members are spouses and parents of active duty and civilian personnel stationed here and we are all cross-trained across the Assembly to handle issues as they arise. As ombudsman, we are here for everyone, not just the families. You may be a single Sailor who wants your family back in the States to be aware of the goings on here in Rota, or you may be trying to figure out how to bring your new spouse to Spain. We are here to help you with that. We also take note of topics trending across the base and bring them to the attention of base leadership at our monthly assembly meeting. It’s a great way for you to anonymously ask about an issue or a happening without having your name attached to it. While you were given an Assembly roster at ICR, don’t worry if it has gone missing. It can always be found in the Coastline and in the Fleet and Family office. If you are unsure of which ombudsman belongs to your command, reach out to any one of us and we will get you where you need to be. We look forward to serving you in the future. Thanks for all that you do!
This Month in Naval History
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States Navy. More than a century later, his body is discovered, exhumed, and brought back to the United States under huge fanfare. He was reburied in a magnificent sarcophagus at the United States Naval Academy.
July 12 1990 Cmdr. Rosemary B. Mariner becomes the first woman to command an operational aviation squadron, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ 34). July 14 1853 Commodore Matthew C. Perry lands and holds the first meeting with representatives of the Japanese Emperor in Uraga. July 16 1862 Congress establishes the rank of Rear Admiral, with David G. Farragut named as the first Rear Admiral. 1957 An F8U 1P Crusader, piloted by Maj. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC, breaks the transcontinental speed record. This is the first upper atmosphere supersonic flight from the West Coast to the East Coast. July 18 1792 Continental Navy Capt. John Paul Jones dies in Paris, France. A legend during the American Revolution, Jones argues for Congress establishing a United
July 19 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the second Naval Expansion Act. July 20 1960 In the first launch of the Polaris missile, USS George Washington (SSBN 598) successfully fires two operational Polaris missiles while submerged off the coast of Florida. 1969 Former Navy pilot Neil Armstrong is the first man to set foot on the moon, saying “That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."
July 21 1946 In the first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, an XFD 1 Phantom piloted by Lt. Cmdr. James Davidson makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42).
Vet Corner: Summer Food Handling Tips Summer’s here and it’s the season for outdoor fun. Here are a few tips from the USDA to keep you and your family safe during hiking, camping, and boating. -Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. -Bacteria can multiply rapidly in temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, otherwise known as the “temperature danger zone.” Cold foods should be kept below 40 and hot foods above 140 degrees F. -Bring frozen gel packs or freeze box drinks- the drinks will thaw as you hike and keep your meal cold at the same time! -Keep everything clean. -Cross-contamination happens when bacteria from raw meat and poultry products spread to other foods by juices dripping from packages, hands, or utensils. -When transporting raw meat or poultry, double wrap or place the packages in plastic bags to keep their juices from dripping on other foods. -Always wash your hands before and after handling food. Bring soap and water with you. Even disposable wipes will do in a pinch. -Don’t use the same platter or utensils for raw meats and cooked food. General rules for outdoor food safety:
What’s New? July closures Tuesdays from 9 to10:15 a.m. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon Early closure on July 31 at 2 p.m. -Pack safely: Use a cooler if carcamping or boating. Pack foods in a frozen state with a cold source if hiking or backpacking. -Keep raw foods separate from other foods. -Never bring meat or poultry products without a cold source to keep them at safe temperature. -Bring disposable wipes or biodegradable soap for hand-washing and dishwashing. -Plan on carrying bottled water for drinking. Otherwise, boil water or use water purification tablets. -Do not leave trash in the wild or throw it off your boat. -If using a cooler, leftover food is safe only if the cooler still has ice in it. Otherwise, discard leftover food. Whether in the wild or on the high seas, protect yourself and your family by washing your hands before and after handling food.
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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Dispatches From Elcano (Part 4) - Not Just A Pleasure Cruise By Lt. Chris Saxton NAVSTA Rota Air Operations Department
Upon returning to Rota after nearly five months underway on the Spanish tall-ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano, I find myself answering a lot of questions about my perceived “pleasure cruise” to exotic locations dotting the South American coastline. Certainly, there was no shortage of opportunities for adventure on our itinerary, however the ship’s secondary mission as an ambassador for Spain meant that every port visit was packed with official functions and obligations for officers and crew alike. As a result, liberty was sometimes elusive and capitalizing on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience all that South America had to offer was often reduced to the luck of one’s duty section and a tenacious determination to make efficient use of any free time. Following a three-week long crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, Elcano's first port of call in South America was Rio de Janiero, Brazil. It was here that we joined “Velas Latinoamerica 2018,” a regatta comprised of tall-ships from several other countries. This regatta, more a parade than a race, would dictate our itinerary as we sailed around the continent. In Rio, as in most other ports, all of the ships dropped anchor a few miles off the coast the day before arriving, allowing for an “intensive labor day” (dia de laborales intensivos) in order to prepare the ships and ensure they are in showroom condition before arriving pier-side to host dignitaries, receptions and public visits. On the morning we entered each city, the ships sailed in a trailing formation parallel to the coast, flying their oversized national flags from their sterns, before turning into the port to be maneuvered into position by tugs. Entering Rio’s protective bay, against an otherworldly backdrop of rugged green mountains and the city’s iconic landmarks like Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain,
was an inspiring introduction to a city steeped in cultural zeitgeist. Once moored following this procession, each ship assumed its own schedule of protocol events. Typically, the ship of whichever country we happened to be visiting had the busiest schedule for obvious reasons. For Elcano, one of our first events was almost always to welcome Spain’s ambassador in a ceremony called the “Saludo a la Voz.” The ambassadors were often accompanied by other senior officials, both civil and military, and the ship’s captain typically hosted them and other distinguished guests for a protocol lunch. Another event held onboard Elcano in each port is Catholic Mass on the deck, followed by the “jura de bandera.” The later of these two events is a formal ceremony where Spanish citizens living abroad are invited to the ship, upon which they take an oath to the Spanish flag, which is finalized by them kissing it. To partake in this ceremony aboard the ship is quite special for those Spanish expats who have the opportunity to attend. The third, and most significant event held in each port is the formal reception. Each ship participating in the regatta hosts a reception in each port, meaning that on any given night, there could be several shipboard parties. Following a day of rigorous preparation, Elcano always hosted a spectacular event for its invitees, who generally consisted of host nation officials, local government and business leaders, and other distinguished guests. The ship’s band provided the entertainment, the kitchen staff prepared an amazing spread of traditional Spanish tapas, the Midshipmen engaged the guests, and I tried to find anyone that spoke English. In addition to these regularly occurring events, each port had a number of unique obligations that required volunteers from the ships. Sometimes these additional duties were as simple as attending another ship’s reception. In Montevideo, Uruguay, I participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the city’s Independence Plaza. In Argentina I visited the Spanish ambassador’s residence and in Valparaiso, Chile, I was asked to attend a cultural tour sponsored by the host country. Other events included military parades, visits to host nation military facilities, luncheons and social events hosted by local civic organizations. While these certainly weren’t the most arduous duties I’ve been volunteered for in my Navy career, the in-port time commitment quickly added up. Regardless, I was able to get away from the ship frequently enough to sample what South America had to offer. I rode the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio, where James Bond famously battled Jaws in 1979’s underrated Moonraker. I watched impromptu groups dance the tango, said to be the dance's home, in
Photos courtesy of Lt. Chris Saxton
the plazas of Buenos Aires’s San Telmo neighborhood. In Ushuaia, Argentina, I was able to hike to glaciers and along mountain lakes in Tierra del Fuego National Park. A drive across Chile’s desolate Patagonian landscape took me to imposing peaks and rolling pampas of Torres del Paine National Park, and a bit of luck thrust me into the middle of a massive viewing party in Lima for Peru’s first World Cup match in 36 years. In every port, I was able to try the local food and drink, talk to the people and experience some of their unique cultures. Despite the time away from my family and the daily grind of life at sea, my time on Elcano was an incredible experience, personally and professionally. I will be sad to miss the ship upon its return to Cadiz on August 11 as a result of an imminent PCS, but if you have the time, it will be a homecoming unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
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PUBLISHER´S CORNER Héctor - The Barber Shop Hector's barber shop is a modern stylish barbershop that none the less maintains the warm welcoming atmosphere of the traditional neighborhood tonsorium. Trending haircuts as well as old school , traditional and classic styles are on offer. Hair washes, scalp massages, professional hair drying and hair form design are all expertly done. You can treat yourself to a modern or classic hot aromatic towel shave. If you want a stylish design or contouring of your beard, mustache or eyebrows you can have it professionally attended to at Hector's. In short at Hector's Barber Shop you can expect personalized service with charm and exclusivity. Please see Hector's ad in the paper for opening hours. Hector's is walking distance
This year we changed our timetable: the Kitchen opens at 18:00 seven days a week until 24 :00 The rest of the day, the beach club is opened from 10:30 for sunbeds service only, with access to the bar and a short ﬁnger food menu
Antonio´s Biciletas I have been walking through Rota since the early 1990's and have passed by Antonio's Bicicletas countless times. I shopped there after receiving excellent referrals to the shop and was favorably impressed by the experience. Antonio's Bicicletas has been providing the base, and the local community, with excellent bicycle products and services since 1989. The store is a 5 minute walk from the Rota gate on Avenida San Fernando. The owner, Antonio Castellano Pacheco, along with his son, are committed to offering high quality service to their clients through the sale, rental and repair of bicycles and bicycle accessories. They are professionals with many years of experience and are able to help and advise drawing from their knowledge and a product base consisting of the best brands and models available such as Merida, BH, Lapierre, Monty and Specialized among others. Client satisfaction is important to this father and son family business. They are available at the store (please see their ad for details) Monday to Friday. Online shopping is available on their webpage. Please see their Facebook and Instagram pages for more details. To show their appreciation of your business they offer a 10% additional discount on bicycles and accessories should you bring in this article (or their advertisement appearing in the paper-- please note that discounts are not cumulative).
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Tarta de Santiago, St. James Cake
Story and photos by Courtney Pollock NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Every year on July 25th, St. James Day, my mind wanders back to the Camino de Santiago. The lessons learned, the fellow pilgrims we met along the trail, and the memories. My husband and I completed our Camino de Santiago over five years ago but each year on this day, we celebrate with friends over a Spanish-inspired feast to commemorate the journey. This feast always ends with the tarta de Santiago. The tarta de Santiago, or St. James cake, has become an iconic dessert to the Camino de Santiago particularly Santiago de Compostela and Galacia. As we inched along the trail closer to Santiago de Compostela where St. James’ remains are buried, this dessert
Pilgrim shells with St. James cross with the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This cathedral, which houses St. James' remains, is the end destination for many pilgrims.
became a regular fixture each night at our pilgrim meal. So what is the tarta de Santiago? It’s a cake made of ingredients traditional to the Iberian Peninsula such as almonds and citrus. The true geographic origins of this cake are as varied as the pilgrims who have hiked the Camino; however, the main difference that makes it the tarta de Santiago, as opposed to an Andalucian almond cake, is St. James cross laid on top in powdered sugar. The St. James cross is a mix of the fleur-de-lis and a sword. It was first used by the Order of St. James which was established in the 12th century to protect pilgrims along the Camino. The mix of the cross and sword incorporated the militaristic nature of the religious order in addition to how St. James, the patron saint of Spain, was martyred. Regardless of whether you’ve hiked the Camino or not, this cake will be a hit at the dinner table!
From left to right: St. James cross along the walk. Puente La Reina, the Queen's Bridge, where the French and Aragon caminos meet. Street art depicting a pilgrim along the Camino de Santiago.
Tarta de Santiago (St. James Cake) Recipe
From Gourmet Traveller Australia website After weeks on the trail enjoying this dessert and years searching for the perfect tarta recipe, this recipe has been my go-to for the last few years. Ingredients: 4 eggs 220 grams (1 cup) sugar 175 grams (3/4 cup) softened butter 100 gm (1/3 cup) plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 250 grams (1 1/4 c) almond meal Finely grated rind of 1 lemon To dust: icing sugar Method: Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Whisk eggs and sugar until pale, approximately 7-10 minutes. Add butter, flour, baking powder and 125 ml (1/2 c) chilled water and beat until combined, approximately 3-5 minutes. Stir in almond meal and lemon rind. Pour into a buttered, lightly-floured 20 cm (8 inch) diameter spring-form cake tin and bake until golden. This is approximately 45-50 minutes or until a skewer withdraws clean. Cool in tin for 20 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, dust heavily with icing sugar (using St. James cross stencil from internet if desired). Serve with fresh whipped cream, fresh fruit or dulce de leche. (Note: None of these are traditional to the tarta de Santiago but make wonderful additions.) Cake is best eaten that day but will hold up to three days in an airtight container. Note: Recipe was written utilizing the metric system so the recipe works best with grams.
Dulce de leche Ingredients: 750 ml canned sweetened condensed milk. For dulce de leche, preheat oven to 220C/425F. Pour condensed milk into a 6-cup baking dish, cover with foil and place in a large roasting pan. Fill pan with water until halfway up the sides. Bake until milk is dark golden (1¾ hours), topping up water as necessary. Remove and whisk dulce de leche until smooth. Dulce de leche will keep refrigerated in an airtight
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Mission: Andorra By Jay Roberts Community Writer
Author’s Note: The following story is an overtly dramatized retelling of a recent trip to Andorra. I traveled with three guys from Naval Station Rota to compete in an obstacle course race. The trip went as planned with no major shifts in time or activities, but I wanted to add a little suspense to our otherwise standard travel story. Throughout this story I included real life tips to help anyone who might think about making a trip to this beautiful place. The small rental car slowly crept out of the darkness and into the amber lights of the border checkpoint. The mountains surrounding the route perfectly served their purpose of canalizing movement, making it impossible to circumnavigate the manned station. It was the only feasible way in, or out, of the heavily fortified micro-nation. The four foreigners began shuffling through their belongings, searching for their documentation. Not nervously fumbling, but moving with a sense of heightened awareness, knowing that the outcome of the next few moments could potentially derail their mission. As the bright lights fully engulfed the car’s tiny interior, the driver, Mad Dog, let his window down. “Everybody be cool,” he muttered as softly as his naturally abrasive voice would allow. The tension was increased by the knowledge that they were carrying items deemed illegal for transport across international boundaries; a crime which carries the maximum penalty of hard prison time. The trip to the Andorran border crossing had been less then pleasant to this point. Not only were the three passengers nauseous from Mad Dog’s fearless maneuvering of the seemingly endless zig-zagging mountainside roads, but just minutes earlier they’d narrowly avoided being forced to murder a family of four who threatened to slow their progress. Driving into the Pyrenees Mountains at night should be avoided if at all possible. It’s dangerous because of the constant presence of fog that blankets the peaks and valleys during the offseason, and snow on the roads during the ski season. However, the crew had no other option. Since Andorra has no international airport, they had to choose between flying into Barcelona or Toulouse, France; each an additional three hour drive to their destination. When their flight arrived in Barcelona they had little time
Photos courtesy of Sportograf
to purchase the supplies required for the following day’s mission. They enjoyed one final meal together before starting the journey north through France and into the landlocked principality. The crew took the risk transporting produce into the country because they knew that all of the markets would be closed when they arrived at their safehouse in the tiny town of Soldeu. They absolutely needed nourishment in the morning if they were to complete the mission at hand. Now they faced being denied entry because of a few eggs and 27 bananas. To their surprise the borderpatrol agent took a quick glance at the men in the car, and without asking for further identification, waved them through with a nonchalant flick of his wrist as if to say with a thick French accent, “It’s your lives you risk, not mine. Au revoir.” Tip: There are several long tunnels, mountain-side roads, sharp turns, steep inclines, and tolls totaling roughly €25 along the route between Barcelona and Andorra. Drive carefully, take it slow, and watch out for wildlife that ventures into the roads along the way. The family of four that we almost murdered were deer congregating in the heavily-obscured elbow of a high mountain switchback. Luckily our driver, Mad Dog had recently traveled to Andorra with his family and was comfortable with the route. Because Andorra is not a member of the European Union, the border checkpoint usually asks for identification, so be ready to produce your passport. Due to the high reliance on tourism for revenue, most of the locals speak French, English and Spanish/ Catalan. A few minutes after midnight they reached their destination and made contact with the innkeeper; a heavy woman with a deep Cockney accent and the smell of ale on her breath. “I heard about your mission,” she said. “Seems pretty crazy to me. You guys sure you want to go through with this?” “Just give us the keys and leave us to our task, woman!” replied the Beast as he tossed remittance at her feet. After the innkeeper collected her payment and left, the Captain retorted “Calm down, Beast! You’re making the Rookie nervous.” “Well, she’s right you know,” countered the Beast. “This is crazy! We’re not ready for this. This isn’t what we trained for. The Rookie won’t last five miles out there.” Mad Dog squared up toe-to-toe with the Beast, who outweighed him by at
://www.facebook.com/pages/Higher-Praise-Christian-Fellowship-Rota-Spain Participants climb one of the many hill climbs during the Spartan race in Andorra. Address: Calle Orfedres, I, Polígono Industrial Villa de Rota 11520, Cádiz
least 100 lbs, and punched him in the abdomen, doubling him over. Then he followed with a backhand slap to the face. “Get yourself together, man. We didn’t come this far to quit now.” The remainder of the night was a sleepless exercise in futile thought. Each man tossing and turning on the extra firm twin mattresses, visualizing every possible obstacle they might encounter the next day. The Rookie could hardly control his anxiety. “I don’t think I’m ready. No, I am ready. I hope I don’t let the team down. I got this.” Tip: The town of Soldeu was a perfect location for our particular needs. Located next to CG-2, the primary east-west thoroughfare, it had enough amenities (restaurants, world-class spa, bars, etc.) to make our stay more than comfortable. At €100/night, the offseason price for the 3-bed/2-bath apartment was well below the ski season rate. The Beast had good reason to be concerned about the race having only trained at sea level; the startpoint for our race was 7,000 feet with climbs up to nearly 10,000 feet. As soon as their minds were able to relax enough to sleep, it was morning, 6:30 a.m., and they needed to hurry. As nautical dawn filled the eastern sky with light, the majesty of the Pyrenees Mountains came into full view. What was previously obscured by the darkness of night was now on full display. The scene did not disappoint. The town of Soldeu, quaint but dormant, was an architectural wonder perched precariously on the slope of a mountain wall overlooking the valley below. Across the valley you could see pine-covered slopes with the occasional stream of snowmelt water, falling several
stories to the valley floor. Thick vegetation lined the valley floor, with high grass mounds and patches of yellow flowers in abundance; perfect for grazing livestock or traversing toward increasingly perilous mission objectives. “The day is only as bright as the dawn,” bellowed the Captain in a cliché attempt to offer whatever motivation he could. He was referring to the weather forecast which predicted increasing winds coupled with heavy rain throughout the latter half of the morning. However, mountain weather is terribly hard to predict, and the uncertainty only added to the group’s anxiety. When they arrived at the Line of Departure (LD), the sun had not risen over the eastern peaks, and a dense gathering of what seemed to be storm clouds crept down the same mountain side, obscuring the glow of its cresting. The wind slowly rose from a standstill to the cool, constant wisp of a bedside fan. It wasn’t looking good. It seemed that the predictions were true and the rain was imminent, which would severely impact their mission. Tip: The race was held in the beautiful resort town of Grau Roig, about 10 minutes away from Soldeu. The scenery was breathtaking to say the least. We were worried that it would be cold because the event promoters released recent photos showing snow on the ground, and the forecast from every day of the previous five weeks showed rain, thunderstorms, and some snow. We were prepared for the worst, but the worst never showed up. After the sun rose over the mountains and forced the clouds to dissipate the weather was perfect: clear skies, mid 60’s, and not a hint of rain or heavy wind. The Captain wasn’t too concerned about the weather
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because he knew that nothing would deter us once we were underway in the race. World heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, once said “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Once the mission began, everything they’d planned went out the window. The intensity of the moment initially overwhelmed them. They began ranging the first 1/2mile at a higher pace then what they’d trained for; it wouldn’t last. Shortly after crossing LD, during the first of what would be several treacherous slope climbs, the team disbanded. The Beast, full of adrenaline and hydration, desperately needed to relieve himself. Mad Dog stayed to care for him. The Captain and Rookie briefly contemplated doing the same but trudged forward together in hopes that the others would soon follow. A new plan was instantly adopted: they would travel in two-man buddy teams bounding from obstacle to obstacle in support of each other (an A team and a slower B team). That plan also proved short-lived as the A team came to another decision point at the first task. The Captain failed to engage and destroy an enemy combatant with a projective and was delayed from leaving the snowy incline. That left the Rookie with a dilemma. Should he follow the new plans and stay with Captain, or push forward on a personal quest for glory. Before he could decide the Captain barked out “Don’t wait for me…Go! I’ll catch up.” The Rookie didn’t hesitate to do as instructed, leaving the Captain to conduct his business on the snow-covered slope. As the Rookie continued toward the objective, his feelings of doubt slowly eroded and he became confident in his ability. His breathing steadied, only slightly effected by the thin mountain air. He moved from obstacle to obstacle with the skill and confidence of a seasoned veteran. He wondered how the rest of his team was faring. As he completed his fifth obstacle he got a glimpse of all three of his teammates. The Captain was only two minutes behind, and the B team about 10 minutes. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits. After the first river crossing, which left the Rookie numb below the waist, the Captain had caught up.
They traveled together again for nearly four miles when Tip: We had planned to stay together during the race suddenly the Rookie became incapacitated, debilitated, but that plan went by the wayside as soon as we got and immobilized. The enemy had attacked his legs with hit with the first of 15 massive ski-slope climbs. Thirty some sort of nerve agent sending searing pain through Burpees is the penalty for failing to complete an obstacle. his lower extremities. Panic set in. He’d never felt Captain failed the snowball throw and had to do the first anything like it. Instinctively, he retrieved the three yellow 30 of his eventual 120 burpees in the snow. Beast and mustard packets that Mad Dog had given him the night Rookie both began to cramp in our quads around mile before; a veteran warrior’s cure for this type of attack. He seven of the race but we mustered up the strength to slurped them down but they offered no immediate relief. keep moving forward. The mustard, an old endurance A few steps ahead, the Captain stopped and returned athlete trick, may or may not have helped. to support his fellow serviceman. The Rookie began to It was tough but we finished sixth out of 30 in the shout “Don’t wait on me! Just go. Keep pushing forward. teams division. Afterwards, our bodies hurt in places I’ll be fine.” The Captain gave a little smile and said, “You we didn’t know existed. Once we returned to Soldeu, sure?” Without waiting for an answer, as if the question we treated ourselves to lots of good local food, drinks were purely rhetorical, the Captain turned and continue and live music. Visiting Andorra during the off season is toward the objective. definitely worth the trip if you love the outdoors. Drink As the Rookie gather himself and continued toward plenty of water and eat well before venturing out for a their objective, still feeling the pain of the earlier enemy hike. Also, at that altitude the sun is very intense so be attack, doubt began to creep back into his forethoughts. sure to protect your skin. At one point, having been alone for several hours not All-in-all it was a successful mission for us. knowing how much longer his body could endure, he contemplated quitting. He had to dig deeper than he’d ever dug before. His motivation was the thought of seeing his teammates smash the objective and complete their mission. The Rookie assumed that Mad Dog, tough as nails, had enough grit to will himself and the Beast, not so tough, through similar feelings of inadequacy while traversing the partially vertical battlefield. And it was a forgone conclusion that the Captain would be waiting for them at the objective. After forging 17 miles and almost seven hours through the unforgiving terrain of the Pyrenees Mountains, the entire crew had finally made their objective and completed the The team from left to right: A Danish friend from along the trail, Hunter Vinson ("Beast"), Kyle mission. Helvey ("Mad Dog"), Jay Roberts ("Rookie"), and Jack Georges ("Captain").
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NAVSTA Rota Raises the Red, White and Blue By MC1 (SW) Brian Dietrick NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Hundreds of service members and civilians gathered around the U.S. Naval Activities Spain headquarters building July 3, 2018 to observe something that only happens once a year, the raising of the American flag. While raising the flag is a daily occurrence on most U.S. military installations around the world, Naval Station Rota is only permitted to fly the American flag with special permission from the base's Spanish admiral because it is a Spanish installation. Entering into the 65th year of the partnership between the United States and Kingdom of Spain, commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain (COMNAVACTS), Capt. Mike MacNicholl, reminded guests why this day is so special. “I have missed seeing Old Glory flying regularly but I understand the importance of our relationship with the Kingdom of Spain and the value of our alliance,” said MacNicholl. “As respectful guests on a Spanish Naval Base, I understand why we do not fly our flag every day. When we do – such as today – it is only through the permission of the base admiral. So having Team Rota – our Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Soldiers and civilians gathered here to see our American flag wave proudly overhead
makes this event very special.” The ceremony began the six-day period where the American flag is displayed aboard Naval Station Rota and presented an opportunity for those stationed here to see the flag fly. The flag remained hoisted in the air through Sunday before it was taken down until another approved event or 4th of July celebration. "Raising the American flag makes me feel more patriotic," said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Ruben Ortiz. "It represents all the people who have gone before us and their sacrifices to make the U.S. a great country. I really appreciate that our host country grants us this, the ability to display the symbol of our country here [in Spain]." MacNicholl reminded everyone to take some time during the annual holiday to not only enjoy themselves with leisurely activities but also to think of those who have gone before us. “Spend a few moments today reflecting on the cost of freedom – let us remember those who have paid the ultimate price – and keep in our hearts and prayers those on deployment and in combat zones today – especially members of our Rota family. Share some of our cherished traditions with our wonderful Spanish hosts, meet new friends, and celebrate our nation’s history. Please be safe and take care of one another! May God bless you and the United States of America!”
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Team Rota in the Spotlight Erin Daniels By AT3 M. Jang, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Erin Daniels, assigned to NAVSTA Rota Air Operations Department, is the department’s secretary responsible for over 60 service member’s administrative requests. Her duties include record-keeping, administrative support duties, maintaining the departmental calendar and routing proper correspondence among departments. “I am very proud to work at air operations due to the team here,” said Daniels. “I feel very much part of a team here and we all help each other on a daily basis. They all take pride in their work and I love coming to work everyday.” Daniels also takes on the responsibilities of being a command pay/personnel administrator and a defense travel system reviewer. When she is not at work, her three kids and their after school activities keep her busy. Daniels said her key to success is putting her best foot forward and sticking to a plan. “Put a plan in place for the day, week, month and year,” said Daniels. “Try to stick to the plan as much as possible but you have to be flexible when living in Spain. Always take pride in your work and put your best foot forward.” The Parker, Colorado native quoted her
favorite motivational line by Roy T. Bennett: “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of more than you imagine.” Daniels enjoys planning family trips, winding down with a book, going to the beach or pool, and exploring the local area when she is afforded the opportunity. “I absolutely love living in Rota,” said Daniels. “My favorite thing about living here are the people. My son plays on one of the private futbol leagues, my daughter dances with a local flamenco dance teacher and both organizations make us feel like family. Even though there is the language barrier I know they would do anything for us and we would do the same for them. We also have our Spanish friend who cares for our children since we are a dual working household. I will miss the people the most when we have to leave.” Daniels and her family arrived to Rota, Spain in October 2015 and are fortunate to have the chance to stay in Rota until 2020. Her current goals are to travel as much as possible and eventually obtain her Master in Business Administration.
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Helping Complete the Story: Veterans History Project By Jennifer Shannahan American Red Cross Rota, Veterans History Project Lead
Individual narratives are important windows into our nation’s ongoing story, allowing the past and present to look ahead to the future together. This idea comes up at the end of every Veterans History Project (VHP) interview. When it’s time for final reflections, I’m afraid the question, “What message would you like to leave future generations?” will stump someone. But time after time, the answers that follow are articulate and sincere. As team lead for the VHP at the American Red Cross at Naval Station Rota, I never second-guess when a veteran contacts me about sitting down for an interview. But I’ve also seen enough hesitancy on the part of others that I wonder, what ultimately made you consider sharing your story with us? For Jay Roberts, retired Army captain, it was a favorite movie, where a series of recorded interviews gives the main character a way to connect with history after a world-altering event. His interest in participating was “not only being a part of history, but also being able to offer an additional perspective to help complete the story for future generations.” ‘Help complete the story’ is a beautiful way of summing up the purpose of VHP. As Jay alludes, oral history is a powerful conduit between past and present. Created in 2000 by unanimous congressional mandate, the VHP collects the unpublished memoirs, original photos, and oral histories of U.S. wartime veterans for preservation and access in the American Folklife Center in Washington, D.C. Since 2016, the American Red Cross at Naval Station Rota has participated in the project, and our position in Spain is unique. We’re the only installation in Europe to offer the service, which means we have the support of AFN alongside trained Red Cross volunteers to create high quality recordings, complete with lights, cameras, and microphones. After editing, the interview is copied to DVD, transcribed by volunteers, and mailed to the Library of Congress for inclusion in their permanent collection. This level of formality can be daunting but as VHP volunteer Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Lauren Howes asserts, the commitment to preservation and professionalism “reinforces the sense of community for overseas veterans. They’re not alone,” Howes adds, “They’re not forgotten.” So far, the VHP at Naval Station Rota has interviewed veterans with a wide range of experience from all branches and lengths of service. But it’s understandable that knowing your story will be housed with so many others can be intimidating. Michelle Webster, for example, was initially hesitant when her friend asked if she’d like to be interviewed about her time in the Marines Corps and Army Reserves. Regarding her service as an Army Medic, Michelle says “playing such a small part in
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U.S. Navy League awards Sailor and Marine of the Year at Annual Reception in Madrid By Molly Long Madrid Council, U.S. Navy League The Madrid Council U.S. Navy League celebrated their annual Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY), Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) and Marine of the Year (MOY) reception at the residence of Ambassador Duke Buchan III, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. Capt. Brett Fullerton, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, introduced the ambassador who welcomed everyone and then presented Madrid Council President, Luis San Miguel, who started with the honors ceremonies. Commander, U.S. Naval Activities, Spain/ Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station Rota, Capt. Michael MacNicholl, presented the Shore SOY to Machinist’s Mate 1st Class (SW/AW) José R. Morales, U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain Port Operations Department Leading Petty Officer. Morales has served on board the USS Cleveland (LPD 7), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the USS Essex (LHD 2). Since November 2015, Morales has been serving as Port Operations Department Leading Petty Officer and Acting Leading Chief Petty Officer on board Naval Station Rota, Spain. His additional duties include Command Fitness Leader and Command Financial Specialist. Morales is Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualified. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with various other personal and unit awards. He was selected as Naval Station Rota’s 2016 Third Quarter Senior Sailor of the Quarter, 2017 Fourth Quarter Senior Sailor of the Quarter, and 2017 SSOY. In addition, Morales holds an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Central Texas College. Commander Tyson Young, Commanding Officer, USS Carney (DDG 64) presented the Sea SOY award to Gunner’s Mate 1st Class (SW) Armando J. Rodriguez. Rodriguez joined the Navy in May 2010 and graduated top of his class in Advanced Electronics Technical School and Gunner’s Mate "A" school in Great Lakes, Illinois. He then reported to his first command, Beachmaster Unit Two (BMU 2) onboard Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia., in December 2010 and deployed four times in five years obtaining the highest qualification at BMU 2, Beach Party Team Commander as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. In August 2015, he transferred to USS Carney (DDG 64) in Mayport, Florida. Rodriguez stepped onboard and immediately started to make an impact by filling the CG LPO role and the ammunition administration role. Rodriguez has been an integral leader onboard
Carney, leading CG division through three Sixth Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces Europe patrols and Operation Odyssey Lightning which saw Carney shoot over 280 5-inch rounds in support of anti-ISIS ground operations in Libya. During his time onboard, Rodriguez has qualified as Antiterrorism Watch Officer Gunnery Control Officer. Rodriguez currently serves as the Leading Petty Officer of CG Courtesy Photo Division onboard The awardees and leadership pose for a photo during the reception. From left: 1st Sgt. David D'Andrea, Sgt. U S S C a r n e y i n Christopher Veal (MOY), Capt. Michael MacNicholl, MM1 José R. Morales (SOY), Ambassador Duke Buchan Rota. Rodriguez III, Madrid Council President Luis San Miguel, GM1 Armando J. Rodriguez (Sea SOY), Command Master has been awarded Chief Gary Rosenbaum, Cmdr. Tyson Young and Capt. Brett Fullerton. the one Navy advisor for Delta Company and Charlie Company then Commendation Medal, five Navy Achievement Medal, two Battle promoted to sergeant in 2014. His instruction included Efficiency Medal, four Enlisted Warfare Specialist fire exercises and acting Platoon Commander in 2015 qualifications (LHD, LSD, LPD and DDG) and various in 1/6 Alpha Company 2nd Platoon and then Platoon Sergeant. Veal then was deployed on the USS Wasp service and campaign awards. The MOY award was presented to 1st Battalion 6th (LHD 1) as platoon sergeant for combat cargo of the Marine Regiment 2nd Marine Division Sgt. Christopher 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Veal was also Flight Veal by 1st Sgt. David D'Andrea. He represented the Deck Non-Commissioned Officer for the deployment. The reception took place at the ambassador’s Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis residence in Madrid. U.S. military serving in Spain, Response Africa 9 from Moron Air Base. Spanish military, and Madrid council members and Veal is stationed at Camp Lejeunne, North Carolina friends enjoyed cocktails under the skies of Madrid. and currently serving a six-month tour at Moron Base. Since the early 1990s the Madrid Council has Veal started in the JROTC program in High School supported our sea service forces in Spain by presenting and enlisted in the Marine Corps his senior year. After graduation, he was shipped to boot camp at Paris Island, the Sailor of the Year award to a Sailor from Naval South Carolina. He started with Enlisted Infantry Training Station Rota. In 2015, a Marine of the Year award from after boot camp and was stationed in Hawaii. Veal Moron Air Basen was added and in 2017 the Sea Sailor served in Afghanistan as a squad automatic weapons of the Year from the four Arleigh Burke-class guided missile ships stationed in Rota was added. As a landgunner, team leader and later a driver for 1st Platoon. In 2012 Veal was promoted to corporal and became locked council, it is the perfect way for all of us to mingle an instructor serving at the basic school followed with these amazing military honorees and learn more by Officer Candidate School. He became a squad about their lives and mission in Spain. Thank you all for your service.
Protect Your Home: Tips to Prevent Home Invasions
By Christian Rivera Naval Criminal Investigative Service Rota
Excited about the summer? You aren’t the only one! While you look for ways to have fun with friends and family, travel throughout Europe or back to the U.S., criminals look for ways to indulge in their guiltiest of pleasures – burglary, motor vehicle break-ins, and household larceny. Statistically, the highest amount of burglaries occur during the months of July and August – prime summer months. This is because burglars know that people are more likely to be away on vacation. Summer 2018 will be no different for criminals as they have already started to burglarize homes during the day and night while residents unknowing slept. Don’t let criminals ruin your holiday season, harden your home and make your home unattractive to criminals. Here are some proven ways to protect your home, your valuables and family this summer: 1. Always lock home's windows and entry doors: Criminals look for easy, vulnerable targets. Locking your doors and windows makes your home less attractive for criminals. 2. When going on vacation, reduce telltale signs that you're out of town:
a. If possible, put a hold on mail and newspaper deliveries prior to your departure, or ask a trusted neighbor or friend to pick them up for you each day. b. Use timers to turn on a radio or television while you’re away. c. Add outdoor LED security motion lighting to the perimeter of your home. d. Install a couple of light timers inside your home to give the appearance of occupancy when you are not there. e. Ask a close friend/family member to housesit while you're gone. 3. Home Alarm: a. ALWAYS keep your alarm system set! Get into the habit of setting your alarm when you go the grocery store, the beach, the gym, while sleeping, and especially when away for extended time. b. Prominently display the signs that come with your alarm system. This will serve as an added deterrent for criminals. c. Remember: An alarm system won’t stop a burglar from entering your home, but the siren can act as a great deterrent and encourage criminals to flee. 4. Landscaping: Uncut grass and hedges is an indicator that someone is away. Have a friend or
landlord upkeep the exterior of your home while you’re away. 5. Lock sheds & don’t leave tools lying around: a. Tools, especially power tools, are attractive items. b. Burglars could potentially use your tools to gain access into your home. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!
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JULY EVENTS July 17: Trivia Night from 5-7 p.m. in the Center! Come in for some fun and treats! As always, we will have prizes for the winners! July 19: Interested in volunteering with the USO? Stop by at noon for a volunteer orientation to learn what it means to volunteer with us. Make a profile on volunteers.uso.org to get started today! July 25: Hot Fudge Sundae Day starting at 11 a.m.! Stop in the Center for some hot fudge sundaes!
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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.
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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 http://www.aaonline.net or http://www.aaspain.org.
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Upcoming NMCRS and Hospital maternal programs and classes:
Labor and Delivery July 12, noon to 2 p.m., OBGYN Clinic Prepare for the labor process, and find out about comfort techniques and medical interventions during this time. Breastfeeding, Postpartum, and Baby Basics July 19, noon to 3 p.m., NMCRS classroom, CSB (#3293) 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. Pregnancy and Paperwork August 2, noon to 2 p.m., OBGYN Clinic Learn what to expect during pregnancy. Be prepared to be informed about the latest information regarding required documentation for the registration process for your new baby. This will include a brief from ADMIN about birth certificates and passports. A tour of the Maternal Child Infant (MCI) department is also offered. Budget for Baby August 8, 11 a.m. to noon, NMCRS, CSB (#3293) 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!
Upcoming NMCRS Support Group:
Breastfeeding Support Group: July 18 from 11 a.m,-noon in the NMCRS classroom, CSB (#3293). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
NMCRS Thrift Shop
NMCRS Thrift Shop Normal Hours: Mon., Wed., and Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. First 30 minutes is priority shopping for AD members and their dependents You can find household items, furniture, clothing, holiday décor, and even uniforms at a fraction of the original cost! In 2017, our Thrift Shop had over 4,800 happy customers visit our shop! These customers contributed over $58,000 to the Society with their purchases, all of which gets put right back into the community in the form of loans and grants that NMCRS uses for our clients. Before spending your hard-earned paycheck, check out the savings available at the Rota NMCRS Thrift Shop.
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Music Through August 30: Sancti Petri Music Festival. Sancti Petri, Chiclana de la Frontera. For more information visit: http://www.concertmusicfestival.com July 12, 10 p.m.: Musica Delicatessen: Concert by Assemble Chamber Orchestra. Claustros de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo Church), Cristina Square, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets €20. July 12-14, 10:30 p.m.: XI Bahia JAZZ Festival. Bodega de Mora Osborne, #7, Los Moros Street, El Puerto de Santa Maria. Tickets €13 to 30. July 18, 10 p.m.: Pastora Soler concert. Maria Cristina Park, Algeciras. Tickets from €34. July 19, 10 p.m. Musica Delicatessen: Guitar concert by Maleso. Claustros de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo Church), Cristina Square, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets €14. July 19-21: “No Solo Musica” Music Festival. Cadiz Piers (Muelle Ciudad), Cadiz. For more information visit http:// www.guiadecadiz.com August 9-18: V Tio Pepe Festival. Gonzalez Byass Bodega, Jerez de la Frontera. For more information, visit www.tiopepefestival.com/en/ August 31: Ricky Martin concert. Cadiz Piers (Muelle Ciudad), Cadiz. Tickets from €35 to 125. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/musicadelmarcadiz/ Dance/Flamenco July 14/21/28, 10 p.m.: “Noches de Bohemia” Flamenco Show. Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Alameda Vieja, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets €15 to 25. For more information, visit www.guiadecadiz.com. July 20-21, 10 p.m.: First International Flamenco Guitar Festival Jerez. Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Alameda Vieja, Jerez de la Frontera. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit www.info@ festivalguitarraflamenca.com July 20-21, 10 p.m.: “Sueños de un Niño Eterno”, flamenco show by Diego Amador. Alcalde Felipe Benitez Theater, Rota. Tickets €22. Food & Drink July 27-28: II “Feria del Langostino” (Second Shrimp Fair). Bajo de Guia and Las Piletas Beach, Sanlucar de Barrameda. For more information, visit www. langostinodesanlucar.com August 2-5: Feria de la Urta. Rota Upcoming Ferias July 11-16: Feria del Carmen y La Sal. San Fernando. July 11-16: Feria y Fiestas del Carmen. Barbate.
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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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 http://www.NavyExchange.jobs HRO (www.usajobs.gov) 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 www.navymwrrota.com/jobs Fitness: Recreation Aide, Flex Theater: Cashier, Flex Bowling Center: Cashier, Flex
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC), Waterfront Operations Dept. R-300, is seeking a Management Analyst/Clerk to assist in data collections and clerical and administrative functions in support of ship repair and ship modernization. This will be a full-time contracted position located on Rota Naval Station. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: -High School Diploma or equivalency certificate -Two letters of recommendation -Possess or able to obtain a CONFIDENTIAL Clearance -Locally available for at least two years -Proficiency with database inputs, queries, searches and reports -Demonstrated fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite -Be a U.S. Citizen only -Possess access to Naval Station Rota, Spain -Demonstrated ability to type 50+ words per minute Interested candidates may contact David Phillips at DSN 314-727-2712, +34-95682-2712, or by email at David.Phillips@eu.navy.mil. Cutoff for inquiries is 1 August 2018.
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
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 email@example.com Two burial plots, side-by-side, in Knoxville, Tennessee’s Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Drive. Veteran’s Garden of Patriots, Lot 141A, spaces 3 & 4. Extraordinarily low price of $2,000.00 includes perpetual care. Call Bruce Quigley at 655 828 262.
House for rent in El Puerto de Santa Maria, 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, under floor heating,AC, 2 car private garage, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp anytime, Tel: 655-99-7614 (English spoken) House for rent, Vistahermosa area of El Puerto de Santa Maria, just completely renovated, beautiful garden with pool, sunny covered patio, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp , Tel: 635-09-9914 (Veronica, English spoken) The Zen restaurant owners have a nice house in good condition for rent. Please stop by and ask them about it if interested 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.sweethomespain.es., ref70037. No charges for tenant as direct from owner.
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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
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Explore Arcos, rent a modern bungalow with pool by the day or week. Fishing, water-ski, boating, picnicking on Lake Santiscal. $65 night. tel 666-71-9940
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