June 23, 2011
Volume 20 Issue 24
June 23, 2011
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
Third Collective Labor Agreement Between U.S. and Spanish Workforces Signed at NAVSTA Rota Page 4
“This was a significant milestone for us, and I’m proud of the progress that we’re making to sustain such a good relationship between the U.S. and Spain.” - NAVSTA Rota Human Resources Director Richard Crawford
June 23, 2011
Smart Summer Fun with a Plan
Team Rota, When I think about summer, I think about the Fourth of July and the festivities that surround it; fireworks, good food and friends and family. This is going to be my first Fourth of July here in Rota, and from what I understand, it is going to hit all of my festivity favorites. I expect us to enjoy this great time of year as we celebrate our nation’s independence, but I expect us all to have, and execute, a smart plan. CMDCM (AW/SS) David Twiford Our Independence Day celebration is officially starting the morning of June 30 with our flag-raising ceremony. This is a very special event where we fly our national ensign, the Stars and Stripes, outside our headquarters building. In the afternoon of June 30, the celebration will shift to the fields around La Plaza, where you’ll be able to find food, games, a live band and more. One of those ‘mores’ will be adult beverages, available for those who at least 18. This should be part of your plan. In the past we have had buses available to run from the celebration grounds to housing. That will not be the case this year. You need to plan for that; whether that means you do not drink, you take a taxi or you have a designated driver - that is up to you. I can tell you that U.S. and Spanish security will be out in force with beefed up checkpoints. Drinking and driving is not an option Shipmates.
N AV S TA R o t a S e e k s New Ombudsmen Naval Station Rota, Spain is seeking a new ombudsman team. Ombudsmen are liaisons between the senior chain of command and family members. They ensure families receive the information they need from the military, and they have direct lines to base leadership, so they can quickly carry concerns from family members back up the chain to installation decision makers. If you’re interested in becoming an ombudsman, please apply via email to NAVSTA CMC CMDCM(SW/ SS/AW) David Twiford at david. email@example.com.
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Data shows that D.U.I.’s spike in the summer months, and this week is the first week of summer according to the calendar. There are many areas where you can have little blips in your performance and behavior and still come out okay in the long run; drinking and driving ends in a D.U.I. - not a blip that you can easily overcome. Barbecuing also spikes in the summer. We recently had a fire on the naval base and a fire right outside the fence line. It is dry, dry, dry here, and the forecast is more dry. What you might have gotten away with in the spring, or at your last duty station, could be a devastating mistake during a southern Spain summer. If you’re barbecuing, have a way to extinguish the fire and coals when you’re done and make sure you do so before you leave hot coals unattended. If you smoke, be sure you properly dispose of your butt – don’t just flick it out your car window. I know that to many of you this is basic information. Smoky the Bear has been telling you this since you were a child, and your chief has been reminding you since you came in the Navy. Unfortunately, we are still having fires and we are still getting D.U.I.’s. So, I’m asking you to really think about this information one more time and heed it. If this stops just one of our Rota team members from getting a D.U.I., or stops one cigarette butt from becoming a fire, then it was ink, paper and time well spent. Duty in Rota has an outstanding reputation around the fleet. We all know there are many great things to do and enjoy here. Get out and do it, but have a plan, communicate the plan and execute the plan. HOOYAH! - CMC
ARC Launches New Emergency Message Line When a service member, Department of Defense civilian or dependant in Rota, Moron or Lajes would like to start or update an American Red Cross message during normal duty hours, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m., they can call 7272333. However, if the need to start or update a message is after normal duty hours, the ARC can be reached 24/7 at the U.S. toll
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INSIDE THIS EDITION
The Spanish Minster of Defense and Joint Civilian Personnel Committee, along with Spanish union leaders, signed the third collective labor agreement between U.S. and Spanish work forces at Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 16. Read all about it on page 4 of this edition of the Coastline./Photo By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston
Community News . . . . .8 FFSC . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Religion . . . . . . .10 Vi s t a . . . . . . . . . 11 Publisher's Corner . . .14 Activities . . . . . . . . .15 MWR. . . . . . . . . . . .16 Sports . . . . . . .18 Movies . . . . . . . . . .21 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . .22
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DUI Counter Last DUI: May 4 Unit: NAVSTA Fire Dept. Days Since Last DUI: 47 DUIs in CY 2011: 2 DUIs in CY 2010: 9
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June 23, 2011
Reserve Options Available to Stay Navy By MC3 Andrea Smithluedke, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
months from now. He is eligible to apply for ECTP even though his transition will be three years prior to EAOS. According to NAVADMIN 088/11, Sailors with at least two years of service are eligible to transfer into the SELRES through ECTP. “ECTP was created to provide Sailors an early transition opportunity to continue their naval service and pursue educational or personal goals,” said Senior Chief Personnel Specialist (AW) Robert Ferrari, SELRES enlisted community management technical advisor. “The program further allows us to match active component ratings with Reserve component needs.” ECTP differs from the Enlisted Early Transition Program which allows Sailors to request an early separation up to 24 months prior to their scheduled EAOS date. If approved for ECTP, a Sailor’s career counselor should contact the CTO for transition assistance guidance. Benefits of reserve affiliation can include: • Mobilization deferment - Sailors who transition immediately into the SELRES qualify for a two-year deferment from individual mobilization; • Affiliation bonus - Sailors could be eligible for an affiliation bonus, however, they will be required to repay any unearned portion of any current active component bonus or incentive; • Continued exchange and commissary privileges; • Use of Navy Morale, Welfare, and Recreation facilities; • GI Bill benefits; • Free medical coverage for 180 days immediately following EAOS separation. Sailors are then eligible for coverage under TRICARE Reserve Select, which offers low-cost premiums to individuals and families. Reserve service requires a minimum commitment
Photo By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston
MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Due to unprecedented force retention and over manning leading to the Enlisted Retention Board in August, Navy leaders suggest it may be time for Sailors to explore their Reserve career options. “If an enlisted Sailor is disapproved for an active duty Perform to Serve (PTS) quota, they can request a Selected Reserve (SELRES) quota through their command career counselor,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael H. Suarez, Career Transition Office (CTO) assistant division director. “If the Sailor is approved, then the CTO will process them into the Navy Reserve.” According to NAVADMIN 352/10, the PTS with SELRES option allows active duty Sailors, including full-time support (FTS), to apply for SELRES quotas up to 12 months prior to their end of active obligated service (EAOS) date. “Sailors must have an approved PTS quota before the CTO is able to assist them,” said Suarez. “If they’re not approved for a SELRES quota, it’s probably because they’re applying for an over manned community or rating. The Sailor should then consider conversion options.” Sailors approved for a SELRES quota can view potential Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) drill locations in the area they plan to live using Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID). Another option for active duty Sailors wishing to remain affiliated with the Navy the Early Career Transition Program (ECTP). The program allows active duty and FTS Sailors to transition into the SELRES more than 90 days prior to their EAOS. Sailors may submit requests up to 15 months prior, but no later than three months prior to their desired transition date (not EAOS). For example, a Sailor’s EAOS is three years and six months away and he desires to transition to the SELRES six
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughhead reenlists Sailors aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain in a ceremony before his all hands call in May.
of one weekend a month and two weeks every year. However, flexible drilling options may be made available depending upon Reserve unit requirements and procedures. For questions concerning Reserve affiliation or the CTO, Sailors should visit the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website www.npc.navy.mil, call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC, or send an email to email@example.com.
June 23, 2011
Maria Jose Raffo Milan, Safety Specialist, signs the collective labor union agreement.
Seven Years in the Making Story and Photo By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston
After seven years of negotiations, the Spanish Minster of Defense and Joint Civilian Personnel Committee, along with Spanish union leaders, signed the third collective labor agreement between U.S. and Spanish workforces at Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 16. The collective labor agreement affects the local labor personnel including the Spanish work force, which ultimately works for the minister of defense. The U.S work force, or indirect hired employees, receive wages from the U.S. but fall under the Spanish area of responsibility, according to NAVSTA Rota Human Resources Director Richard Crawford. “The climate has been different over the years,” said Foreign National Compensation Program Manager Jen Border. “With the recent decline in the economy and changes in management, employees were ready to
get this issue settled.” Spanish Minister of Defense and Director General of Personnel, Ms. Adoración Mateos Tejado, along with a U.S. representative, negotiated terms with the Spanish union on issues, such as the job vacancy policy, leave policies, working hours and other issues that will soon affect many civilian employees working for the U.S. Department of Defense aboard NAVSTA Rota. According to Crawford, the biggest benefits of this agreement will be that U.S. and Spanish employees will now be able to be more competitive for job positions. All employees, temporary and permanent, have an equal chance to be promoted, resigned or to qualify for more positions and progress faster than before. “This decision required a substantial amount of effort from both sides,” said Tejado. “This was a sig-
nificant milestone for us, and I’m proud of the progress that we’re making to sustain such a good relationship between the U.S. and Spain.” During the conference, both sides expressed their gratitude to all individuals who took part in this decision. “I want to thank the Director General, both staffs and the unions for the great amount of cooperation, teamwork and effort that went into signing this agreement,” said Joint Civilian Personnel Committee Chairman, Capt. (Sel) Christopher Harris. “We have started a very good relationship in which to build upon, and I look forward to working with both sides in the future.” This could not have been done without all parties working together to get this task complete, said NAVSTA Rota Human Resources Director Richard Crawford.
USNHRS First Class Petty Officers Association Gives to Organizations in Need
Story and Photo By Manuel Jaime-Alba, Community Relations Advisor
HM1 (FMF) Rolando Brawner (left), HM1 Charmaine Campbell (left, center) and HM1 (FMF) Emmanuel Essienete (center) from the U.S. Naval Hospital Rota First Class Petty Officer Association pose with Mrs. Maria del Carmen Cerezo (right, center) and Mrs. Juani Rodriguez Pantoja (right) president and vice-president of “Sol y Vida” Soup Kitchen, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, after making donations of adult clothes on the behalf of USNHRS FCPOA.
“Sol y Vida” is the only soup kitchen in El Puerto de Santa Maria and serves approximately 80 to 100 people daily. “Most of them are drug dependent, immigrants, homeless and unemployed without economic resources,” said Cerezo. “Our main problem is the lack of volunteers. We need more help to properly serve so many people daily,” said Rodriguez. Essienete pledged, on behalf of the USNHRS FCPOA, to continue working with this organization for future donations.
For their part, both members of “Sol y Vida” expressed their most sincere gratitude to the Sailors for the donation. USNHRS First Class Petty Officer Association also donated toys and used clothing for kids to the “Nueva Bahia” organization, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. Nueva Bahia’s mission is to distribution clothing to needy families. This organization also provides free classes in cooking, sewing, reading, writing and computer skills to all interested.
June 23, 2011
Officials Seek Input to Update MWR Services
Story By Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
S E C N AV Vi s i t s S p a i n
COMNAVACTS Spain provided critical transportation support to ensure a seamless visit for U.S. Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Ray Mabus' visit to Cartagena, Spain June 5 - 7. (Left to right) COMNAVACTS Chief of Protocol Rob Fuertes, NAVSTA Rota Sailor of the Year MA1 David Farnsworth, Secretary Ray Mabus, ABE1 Jonas Lawyer and ABE1 Jorge Pavon stop for a picture with SECNAV before he departed Spain. Secretary Mabus visited USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) while in Spain.
100 - 0 Vote Puts Panetta In Top Post
Story By Carl Hulse, New York Times
WASHINGTON - Leon E. Panetta was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday as the new secretary of defense, placing him in charge of the final stage of the withdrawal in Iraq and the Obama administration's military policy in Afghanistan. The 100-to-0 vote in favor of Mr. Panetta, a former House member and White House official who most recently served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, showed strong Congressional confidence in his ability to hold what lawmakers described as one
of the most demanding jobs in the capital. "Leon Panetta heading up the Department of Defense is just a home-run choice," said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, noting that the strong backing for Mr. Panetta was a rare bipartisan moment. Mr. Panetta, a native of Monterey, Calif., will succeed Robert M. Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration who is also held in high regard by members of both parties on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON – Defense Department officials intend to use input gained from customer satisfaction surveys to bolster Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and meet the up-to-date needs of service members and their families, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy said today. Officials are electronically sending 600,000 surveys to military installations worldwide, Robert L. Gordon III said. The survey is the first of its kind to collect input from all components of the U.S. military, including National Guardsmen and reservists, he added. The survey includes 135 questions that address a range of offerings from fitness centers to libraries, and automotive services to leisure activities. Officials hope to have survey data returned in about three weeks, Gordon said. “If [service members] can turn it around quickly, we can soon understand how we’re doing and see how we can get better,” he said. Sent randomly, the survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, he added, and the answers are kept confidential and anonymous. “We want to get a sense of exactly what our service members and their families are using [at MWR] so we can tailor it to our multigenerational force,” Gordon said. Recognizing the differences in multigenerational needs is essential to members of the armed forces, he noted. “The younger service members might use different types of equipment in our fitness centers [than older troops], and library services is another area where our millennial generation – ages 18 to 29 - is more likely to use online service, while others use books,” he said. The MWR survey does not include data from family members since valid contact information was not available for them. Because of this, Gordon emphasized that service members should keep their families in mind when filling out the survey. “Don’t just think about yourself,” he said. “Think about your families. It’s important because we want to make sure your families have access to the very best services that we can provide them.” Gordon noted the need for survey data. “In our last survey, we were able to pinpoint that our fitness centers were an area of concern for our service members and families, so we focused on that in terms of improvement across the force, and we intend to do the same with this survey. “If you get it, please fill it out quickly, and know that your opinion counts and will make MWR better for you and your family members,” he added. “Quality of life is important to us.”
June 23, 2011
NMCB 74 Junior Enlisted Organize as Leaders Story and Photos By EO3(SCW) Brittoni N. Brown
A group of junior enlisted Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 created an organization to demonstrate leadership from the lowest levels. Open exclusively to Seabees in paygrades E-4 and below, NMCB 74’s Junior Enlisted Leadership Organization (JELO) is the first of its kind in the history of NMCB 74. According to the JELO mission statement, one of the organization’s main goals is to help develop future Navy leaders, providing guidance for individuals seeking to better themselves, both professionally and personally. “We want to promote a better attitude for the E-4 and below within the command to let them know they have a voice. Being the largest part of the battalion, we think we can make a contribution that will provide results,” said JELO Vice President Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Zachary (Above) HM3 James Green (right) and CM3 Zachary Cirroco, members of NMCB 74’s JELO, barbecue hamburgers and hotdogs at Camp Mitchell, Spain, for the battalion’s Memorial Day picnic May 27. Members of NMCB 74’s JELO volunteered to cook and serve food at the picnic to further their command involvement. (Right) Members of N M C B 7 4 ’s J E L O serve food at Camp Mitchell, Spain, for the battalion’s Memorial Day picnic.
Cirroco. “It’s a pretty cool thing when others come up and ask questions about who we are and what we do.” JELO President Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Brandon Hysong said the idea for a junior enlisted organization occurred to him and Cirocco following a community relation project they organized earlier in the year. “Both the first and second classes have associations where they can network and build camaraderie within the command. We realized that most of the E-4 and below felt their opinions were insignificant, so we developed our own forum where junior troops can make an impact,” said Hysong. Since the organization was founded, members have raised $500 for the Rota Animal Welfare League (RAWL), a local animal shelter on NAVSTA Rota, and volunteered to cook and serve food for the battalion’s Memorial Day picnic. “[JELO] is a great organization that was started by some motivated young leaders; future leaders of the Navy. I think it is very positive and motivating,” said Master Chief Robert Graves, NMCB 74’s command master chief. When asked what lies ahead for JELO, Hysong said they have plans to rehabilitate the 10-foot-tall Seabee monument at the entrance to Camp Mitchell. “The bee is a symbol that represents the Seabees. The current condition of the bee is less than desirable. We want the rehabilitation to be a direct reflection of the hard work and tireless efforts the Seabees provide worldwide,” said Hysong. JELO leadership plans to continue meeting in their homeport of Gulfport, Miss. Through their example, they hope to make junior leadership a larger part of the Seabee community.
Photo By MC1(SCW/SW/AW) Ryan WIlber
Taking Care of the Troops
LT. D a v i d Stubbs, NMCB74 d e n t a l o f f i c e r, uses a curing light to cure the composite during a composite restoration procedure on Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist William Smith at NAVSTA Rota Dental Clinic.
June 23, 2011
Childbirth Preparation Class
The OB clinic at USNHRS is scheduled to hold a childbirth preparation class for anyone more than 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow, 3 - 4:30 p.m. There will be a video portion, hands-on activities and a tour of the labor and delivery unit. Call 727-3555 or 727-3511 to sign up.
COMMUNITY T H E AT E R & MUSICIANS
Thrift Shop Summer Hours
The NMCRS Thrift Shop is scheduled to be open Mon., Wed. and the third Sat. of every month from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. until July 6 and closed July 4. If you have any questions, contact the NMCRS office at 727-1614.
Baby Basics & Breastfeeding Classes
The NMCRS visiting nurses are scheduled to hold the following classes: Baby Basics, July 6, Sept. 7 and Nov. 2, 11 a.m. - noon Breastfeeding, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16, 11 a.m. - noon Baby Basics/Breastfeeding Combo, today, Aug. 25, Oct. 27 and Dec. 29, 5 - 7 p.m. To sign up or for more information, call NMCRS at 727-1614.
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Class
The Rota American Red Cross is scheduled to hold a babysitting training class July 14, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $45 and includes child/infant CPR and babysitting training certification, first aid kit, backpack and course materials. Register at the Red Cross office in building 3293 or call 727-233 for more information.
Personal Propery Office Summer Hours
The Personal Property Office customer service hours are scheduled to be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Friday until Sept. The PPSO customer service e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-2419.
EDIS Screening Available
Are you concerned your baby isn’t rolling over yet, your toddler isn’t talking or your preschooler doesn’t do what his peers can? The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services is the place you can have your questions about your child, age birth to three, answered. We have screening questionnaires and can help your child develop needed skills (all through play activities). Call 727-4029 or stop by building 1741 Calle Alicante in the Las Palmeras housing area.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
AA meetings are scheduled every Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the base chapel. Call DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.
DGF Schools AVID Tutors Needed
DGF High School is looking for adult tutors to work on study skills with students grades 7 - 12. No experience necessary. Volunteer and paid positions are available. E-mail Christopher.email@example.com or call 727-4181 for more information.
Registration For DGF Middle and High School New Students Registration dates for new students for the 2011/12 school year are June 20 - 22, July 21 - 22 and August 17 onwards. Registration during the summer is by appointment only. Contact the main office at 727-4181/3 for more information.
Sure Start Program Accepting Applications
The DGF Sure Start program is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications can be picked up from the elementary school office and returned by Aug. 19. Children and parents are not expected to meet all but some of these conditions: Child is four years old on or before Sept. 12 Child in a family of E-4 or below or has a parent who has not graduated high school Child of low birth weight – under 5 pounds, 8 ounces Child has a parent whose primary language is not English Child is in a family headed by single parent or in a family with dual military parents Child has three or more siblings close in range Child has an older sibling with a severe disability Child has a parent on remote assignment for three or more months Child has a parent who was a teenage parent Applicants E-4 and below have priority and applicants above E-9 will not be considered. Call DGF at 727-4185/4187 or Sure Start at 727-1881 for more information.
NEX A-OK Student Reward Program
Students with a B-grade point average or better may enter a drawing for U.S. Savings Bonds given each quarter. Stop by the NEX with a current report card, fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services.
The Rota Community Theater and Musicians Group would like to invite you to tryouts for the One-Act Comedy “The Man with His Mother on His Arm”. When: Time: Where:
Saturday, June 25th 2011 3 - 6 pm Sea View Pines Amphitheater Stage
No prior experience necessary. We are looking for serious participants to fill positions for a summer production both on stage and backstage. ALSO ACCEPTING MEMBER SIGN-UPS - COME JOIN OUR GROUP! Contact Branda Roy for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy College UMUC Offers Scholarships
University of Maryland University College Europe is offering a $500 Military Family Member Scholarship to be used toward UMUC tuition, textbook fees. Also available is the $100 Orkand Family Military Book Award for enlisted service members. Contact www.ed.umuc.edu/financial_aid or your local UMUC at 727-2917.
ERAU TERM V Classes
Embry Riddle is offering MATH112 College Mathematics for Aviation II starts July 7 and meets every Thursday for nine weeks. Call 727-2984 or email email@example.com.
UMUC Field Study Courses
Explore europe while earning university credit with field study courses. Scheduled field study courses: Cultural History of London II, held July 30 - Aug. 6 in England, and Picasso in Paris, held on Aug. 6 - 13 in France. Visit www.ed.umuc.edu/fieldstudy or contact your local UMUC field representative at 727-2917.
Navy College is Now on Facebook
Navy College has a new Facebook page. Go online for information regarding test dates, school information and answers to your frequently asked questions. Search "Navy College Office Rota" at www.facebook.com.
Aviation Maintenance Mgmt. Certificate Classes Available
Complete a series of six classes with Embry Riddle and earn your Type 65 certificate in as little as 15 months. Test with the FAA in Europe and have ERAU pay for all testing expenses towards obtaining your A&P License. AMNT240-General Aeronautics is scheduled to be offered in July. Sign up at 727-2984 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMUC Graduate Programs
UMUC offers four basic graduate programs: Counseling, Public Administration, Information Technology and Management Information Systems. Within the Public Administration program you can specialize in Health Care Administration, Environmental Management or Homeland Security. Stop by and speak with a UMUC representative in the Navy College Office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
I am a United States Navy Corpsman COMMUNITY
June 23, 2011
Story By HMSA Ashton Meade, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota,
Photo By HM3 Jessica Diaz, USNHRS
As a United States Navy Corpsman. I have been charged with the duty of maintaining health and wellness among the troops. Although I am the youngest Corpsman at Naval Hospital Rota, I feel I am surrounded with leadership who are presently serving alongside me, and I am privileged to know of others who served before me. The Hospital Corps’ long and colorful history is filled with steadfast dedication, selfless service and noble sacrifice. Whether in the air, on land or at sea, Navy Corpsmen have provided care to all. It is a privilege and an honor to be part of a corps that is responsible for taking care of service members around the world, including those who are deployed in harm’s way. If you are a Corpsman working in a hospital or on the battlefield, we are thankful for each member’s contribution to all of those years and are hopeful for the many more to come. As we all begin our Navy careers, we take an oath, pledging to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. We continue our journey by living in accordance with the Sailor’s Creed and upholding the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. From there we achieve our overall goal of becoming a Hospital Corpsman. We then enter a profession where we are entrusted with the care of the sick and injured. When I reported to USNH Rota, Spain, I had
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain's oldest Hospital Corpsman, HM1 Karl Daley, second from left, and the youngest Hospital Corpsman, HMSA Ashton Meade, center, cut the birthday cake during a ceremony commemorating the Corpsman birthday at the hospital courtyard June 16.
no idea what I would be doing as a Corpsman stationed overseas. I now welcome babies into the world as a Corpsman on a labor & delivery unit. I assist families in the delivery and care of their infant, which is one the most precious times in a family’s life. As I look forward to what the Corpsman rate provides, the opportunities are endless.
Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.
June 24, 2 - 4 p.m. Have a current job announcement and need your resumé reviewed? Drop off or e-mail your resumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual, half-hour sessions are available. Sign up and review your resumé with our specialists.
Military Spouse 101 (English)
June 24, noon - 1:30 p.m. “You’re going where?” (TAD) “You have to fill out what?” (a chit) “What or who in the world is a COB?” “What? Can’t we just go on vacation?" "Why do you always say leave?” Do these questions sound familiar? Learning the military is like learning a whole new language, but it can be fun! Come join us and learn more about this thing called “the military.”
Lunch and Learn Seminar: Sherry Wines and Spirits
June 28, noon – 1 p.m. Come and find out all about the process of making and aging this unique type of wine and how it has developed a complete culture and a way of life among Spanish people.
Lunch & Learn Seminar: Getting to know Barcelona
June 29, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Have you ever thought of going to Barcelona? Learn what Barcelona has to offer, such as accommodations, shopping, art, culture and moving around by underground and how to get there - be it by plane, train, bus or driving. Enjoy this summer in Barcelona while staying on a budget.
The education and experience that I have already gained in this short time is more than I could have ever imagined for myself at the age of 18. For now, “I shall do all within my power to show in myself an example of all that is honorable and good throughout my Naval career.” – The Corpsman’s Oath
Drink Plenty of Water By U.S. Naval Hosptial Rota, Spain
Summertime brings with it the risk of heat casualty due to dehydration which may be further complicated with the use of supplements. Increasing the amount of water intake in the summer months is essential (not soda, juice or energy drink), especially when working outside. You should drink enough water so that your urine appears white to light yellow in color. If you have dark colored urine, more hydration is required. A follow up visit in the clinic or emergency room should be considered if urine has any hint of being red or brown in color. It is also important to consider if you are taking certain medicines more hydra-
tion is required to counteract side effects. Constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, headache and poor tolerance to heat are all indicators that a person may be suffering from dehydration. In the worst cases, heat casualties may be deadly. The good news is that sometimes drinking more water each day is all you will need to overcome symptoms of dehydration and feel better. Please consider talking with a doctor before starting any new supplements, vitamins or over-thecounter medicines, especially diet medications or workout supplements. If you have questions, feel free to call the U.S. Naval Hospital at 727-3606/3307.
June 23, 2011
Who Do We Think We Are? We, as a people, have created such wonders. When I think of the infrastructure of our modern world, it truly is amazing what we as a people have invented, developed and established. Amazing machines and sophisticated electronics. Did you know that the Wright brothers’ first successful airChaplain Steven Fisher plane flight was more than 100 years ago? And now think of the modern marvels of our transportation systems. The airline industry of today; in a matter of hours,
Call 727-2161 for more information on Chapel events.
Evening Adult Bible Study
This adult Bible study begins with a meal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings with group study from 7 - 8 p.m.
PWOC Bible Study
The Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for Bible study, fellowship and food. All are welcome.
Weekly Bible Study
The weekly Bible study entitled “Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ” is held every Thursday. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the study itself runs from 7 - 8 p.m. To sign up or for more information, contact Chaplain Johnson at email@example.com.
Catholic Religious Education 2011/2012
Registration for CCD, First Holy, Communion and Confirmation is currently being accepted. For more information, contact the Director of Religious Education Melissa Williams at 630-764-252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
people can now travel from continent to continent. And think of all the sophistication and skill involved in each aspect – in the talent of the pilots, in the skill of the technicians and computer infrastructure and flight control that keeps all this happening safely. It is a wonder to behold. And it all works so well, until… “Part your heavens, O Lord, and come down, touch the mountains, so that they smoke.” (Psalm 144:5) How amazing our great accomplishments - until God demonstrates a mere portion of his strength and power with which he created our world, and all our modern marvels stop in their tracks. I could not help, as I sat (and sat, and sat) in the JFK airport in New York City,
delayed in my return home to Spain for days due to the “Acts of God,” that all our greatest achievements can be so quickly shut down by - the glorious power of God. May we gaze at the glorious power of the natural world that God made, and grow in our wonder and adoration of such a mighty and glorious creator. For he who made the world with such power, also made our very hearts – “For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” (I John 3:20) If you would like to speak with a chaplain for any reason, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.
Community Call 727-2527
Youth Summer Dance Camp June 27 - July 13, Mondays & Wednesdays.
Thursday, June 30th
October 1st, 2011
Starting at 4 p.m
Noon, at La Plaza.
At La Plaza Parking Lot
Start your training today. The 1,000lb Club Lifting Pick up your training Competition will consist program and nutrition of three lifts: bench press, information from our squat and dead lift. Fitness Specialist. Come to the MWR Fitness Center and sign up today!
Andalusian Horse Show Local AF Band “Dead Wait” Local Band Solera 60
“VERVE PIPE” rock band DJ between sets
$10 per 1 1/2 hr. class. Children will be entertained and learn a variety of dance routines and moves to an eclectic mix of music.
Spanish Lessons. Trinity Language School July 5 - September 14th. Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 - 9 p.m. Sign up by July 1st. $336. Ages 18 and older. Take an intensive 12-week conversational course from Trinity Language School and learn Spanish fast!
Kindermusik Days July 6 - 8. Call Community Classes for more information.
Airtoys, kids games, carnival games, food, memorabilia...
Introduction to Photography Class
Call 727-1410 for more information
July 19th - August 9th. Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sign up July 14th. $50. Ages 16 and above. Explore photography aspects such as aperture, shutter speed, lighting, etc. to help with your photo compositions.
Intermediate Concepts in Photography July 21st - August 11th. Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign up by July 19th. $50. Ages 16 and above. This class will focus on more in-depth photography concepts as well as exploring digital editing tools. R
Tiny Hands Art Camp
July 1st - 3rd.
Sign up by June 24th. $225.
YOUTH SPORTS CHEER CAMP July 11th - 15th, 5- 7 p.m. at Blg #41. $30
Situated on the southern coast of Portugal, Albufeira is famous for its beaches, great food and shopping. During the visit to Albufeira, we’ll be staying at the 4-star Hotel Montechoro. You can spend the entire time at the beach, relaxing at the hotel pool or soaking up the Portuguese culture or eating thier local cusine. MWR is also providing transportation to and from the beach twice a day.
Looking for something to do for your children this summer? The MWR Youth Sports is offering three sports camps: Cheerleading is for ages 6-14 year olds. Please sign up at CDC, SAC, or Youth Center. Call 727-4721 for more information. COSMIC BOWLING NIGHT
ITT ext. 3101
UPCOMING TRIPS Date
Sign up by Cost (adult/child)
July 1 - 3 Albufeira Weekend June 24 $225 July 8 Bodega, Dinner & Flamenco Show July 6 $75/$45 July 9 Ronda Historical Tour July 6 $50/$35 July 16 Gibraltar Rock Tour July 13 $60/$45 July 30 Nerja & Frigiliana Historical Tour July 27 $60/$45 Aug 6 Marbella & Puerto Banus Self-guided Aug 3 $35
NERJA & FRIGILIANA HISTORICAL TOUR
July 30. Sign up by July 27. $60 (adult) / $45 (child). Nerja is the easternmost town of the Costa del Sol. This town is known for its Mediterranean beaches, delicious local fish, tropical fruits and famous caves. A guide will lead us to the Caves of Nerja and Frigiliana, voted the “prettiest village in Andalucía” by the Spanish tourism authority. Free time will be spent having lunch, shopping, and discovering what the city offers.
LIBERTY ext. 2527 (JUNIOR MILITARY) LIBERTY GOLF DAY
June 25. Liberty golfing day includes free lessons, free green fees, and club rentals all day for all eligible single and unaccompanied actve duty members.
4TH OF JULY BEACH BASH
July 4, noon - 4 p.m. Sign up by July 2. Free. Kayaks, surfboards and other outdoor recreation equipment will be available for you to enjoy for free. Water and softdrinks will also be provided.
LIBERTY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
July 5, 7:30 p.m. If you are an E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty member, join MWR for an entertaining night at the Gateway Theater. Entrance is free!
July 14, 8 - 11 p.m. Enjoy free shoe rentals, cosmic bowling and hot, delicious pizza at the Rota Lanes. Prizes will be given.
July 16. $33. See Outdoor description.
OUTDOOR ext. 3101
EASY HIKING RIO MAJACEITE
July 9. Sign up by July 6. $35. We will hike from the town of El Bosque to Benamahoma; approximately 2 hours. This hike is designed for most ability levels but is recommended for ages 17 years and older. Trail is 6km long each way.
EASY RUN WITH AN EXPERT RUNNER
July 11 & 13. Free. Join us to know the different run trails around Rota.
BIKE RIDING IN LA VIA VERDE DE ROTA
July 12. Sign up by July 8. Free.
July 16. Sign up by July 13. $55. The price includes a semiautomatic paintball gun, a clip with 300 paint balls, protective masks, and camouflage gear.
AQUATICS CENTER ext. 2129 CLOSING FOR REPAIRS
July 11 - August 29, indoor pool will be closed for repairs.
FITNESS CENTER ext. 2565 MIGHTY KIDS SUMMER FITNESS CAMP
Now - August 3. This is a 7 week camp that will get your children off the couch with non-stop physical fitness exercises and
August 1st - 5th, 10 - 10:45 a.m. Sign up by July 27th. $30. Ages 18 - 36 months. Get their creative motors stirring!
Piano Classes Tuesdays or Wednesdays, day or evening lesson times available. Lessons are 30 minutes, $60 per month.
Kenpo Martial Arts Mon & Weds. Call for times. $36 - $64 per month.
Spanish Lessons Schedule individual or small group lessons. $10/hr. - $20/hr.
Call 727 - 3101 for details games. Fitness instructor’s will be teaching yoga, step class, and zumba! The Mighty Kids Camp will also be taking field trips to MWR Outdoor Recreation for rock climbing, MWR Housing Pool and MWR Golf Course. The camp is for ages 5 - 10 and $25 a week.
GOLF COURSE ext. 2260
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S GOLF
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Ladies, learn to play golf. Basic fundamentals, rules and etiquette.
HOUSING POOL ext. 4882 CAMP ADVENTURE SWIM LESSONS
Now - Aug 12. $40. Ages 4 - 12. Each class includes 8 sessions, Tuesday - Friday.
ROTA LANES ext. 2260 STUDENTS BOWL FREE ALL SUMMER
June - August. All students ages 18 and under are eligible for one free game of bowling every day in June, July and August!
YOUTH SUMMER LEAGUE
June 27 - July 25, 3 - 5 p.m. . Every Monday, youth ages 10-18 can come compete with their 2 person team.
PIZZA AND A LANE
Saturdays, July 22 - 30, 6 - 10 p.m. $20. Enjoy family time with bowling and eating pizza! You get 1 lane for 1 hour, up to 4 pairs of shoes,1 large pizza (1 topping) and a 1 ltr of soda. Additional hours can be purchased for $9 per hour.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL
Red- Sunday July 3: $6 per hour/per lane (limit 4 people per lane) & $1 shoes. White-July 4: $1 per game, $1 shoes. Blue-July 5: 1 free game, $1 shoes.
leisure LIBRARY ext. 2418 STORYTIME
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. June 28, Eric Carle birthday July 8, Farm Animals July 12, I Scream, You Scream July 19, Prince and Princess for a day July 26, S’mores for camping event
SUMMER READING PROGRAM: A MID-SUMMER KNIGHT’S READ Tuesdays, Now - August18, 11:30 a.m. noon. Sign up dates: Now - July 18. Kids from preschool to 8th grade. This year’s reading theme is ”Knights”.
THEATER ext. 2328
CARS 2 SNEAK PEEK CONTEST
Jun 24 - 27. Join Gateway Theater for a movie and receive an entry form to win a SNEAK PEEK of Cars 2. MWR will announce the two lucky winners on June 30 at the Independence Fest. Each winner will be able to bring up to 6 guests.
SAC ext. 2839
2011 CAMP ADVENTURE
June 20 - August 26. Open to all military & civilian family members ages 5-12. Register at SAC from 6:30 - 9 a.m. or 3 - 5 p.m.
YOUTH SPORTS ext. 4721 SOCCER CAMP
August 8 - 12, 5 - 7 p.m. at fields 4 & 5 by La Plaza. $30. For ages 6 - 14. Sign up at CDC, SAC or Youth Sports.
June 23, 2011
More than a Meal, A Cultural Activity
June 23, 2011
HM2 Kiam Junio
When people say they “don’t like Spanish food,”
one must ask, “Well, have you had tapas?” Tapas are a completely different form of gastronomy from traditional meals. They consist of small servings of multiple dishes which some may consider as appetizers. In fact, most Spanish locals eat tapas around noon or 1 p.m., before the main lunch. Tapas can also be a filling meal all on their own, and provide a great way to interact with locals and build friendships while sharing stories, drinks and food. The tapas custom began right here in Andalucía. Tapa, the Spanish word for “cover” or “lid,” received its name from its original function; the first tapas were slices of bread used to cover wine and sherry glasses from flies. Soon, bread came with a slice of cheese, then jamón, chorizo, until the tapa developed to what it is today. These days you can find tapas made cold, warm, hot, fried, grilled, pureed, sautéed and prepared every which way. Tapas bring together the best of each region’s offerings: olive oil and vinegar, fresh, local produce, daily-caught seafood and organicallygrown meat. The famous saying, “What grows together goes together," definitely applies. As for those who complain about the lack of flavor in Spanish cuisine, consider that food here is usually prepared with little other than salt and pepper to allow the distinctive flavors of the ingredients to stand out. Why drown a bacalao (cod) in hot sauce
Paella in Jaén
A quintessential part of Spanish life you must experience.
June 23, 2011
Coliflor in Córdoba
Enjoying Tapas when it tastes perfectly fine on its own? Every region has its specialties. Many small towns even boast a signature tapa that was created there. A few examples: Pulpo a la Gallega (Galicianstyle octopus) from the Northwest of Spain, Queso Manchego from La Mancha, Salmorejo and Flamenquín from Córdoba and Arranque Roteño from right here in Rota. There are also some staples found in almost every establishment. Among these are Tortilla de Patatas (slowcooked potato omelette), Albóndigas con Tomate (meatballs in tomato sauce) and Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in olive oil and garlic, usually with little dried hot peppers.) Most tapa bars may stick to the traditional dishes, but some are willing to branch out into creative forms. Some chefs even present tapas with a haute cuisine (fine dining) quality in places such as the pintxo bars of the Basque country, or closer to home, Bar Diverso on Rota’s Avenida de Sevilla. Beyond the food itself, the
Paella in Jaén
tapa provides a cultural activity. It even has its own verb: tapear, as in “Vamos a tapear!” (Let’s go tapa bar-hopping!). Every establishment that serves tapas (be it a taverna, bodega, venta, cervecería, mesón, chiringuito or simply, bar) is a gathering place open to anyone. The atmosphere is always friendly, without pretense or class distinctions. Tapeando is a fun activity to partake in with friends and visitors as everyone tries out and shares new dishes in small portions. Therefore, if you don’t like something, perhaps someone else will. And when a tapa is not enough to go around, you can always order a media ración (half ration), or a full ración to share with the table. Tapas are an integral part of the Spanish culture. They offer the best ingredients of the area. They mix tradition with creativity. They provide a chance to socialize and partake in the local culture. Best of all, they taste delicious. So, take advantage of the opportunity, or as they say in Spanish, “¡Que te aproveche!”
Tapas in San Sabastian
Ensalada de Bacalao in Granada
June 23, 2011
A New Bar in Rota; 'Honey Don’t Cry'
'Honey Don’t Cry' is an enticing new bar located in the port area of Rota. It just opened a little more than two weeks ago, but looks set to be a hit. I was very impressed with the atmosphere and the comfortable feeling. The décor is “Old W e s t ” with lots of memorabilia By Karen Lucas, Coastline Publisher and neat Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net 607-56-4132 details. T h e y specialize in beer and cocktails; now you can get 2-for-1 beers during their happy hours, which are Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. – midnight. Stop by. Mesón Los Arcos is now offering a 10 percent discount on meals with the coupon that you will find in their ad on page nine this week. Mesón Los Arcos is a cozy restaurant/bar with two dining rooms; one is more private with an appealing and varied menu. It is located at Ruben Darío 24, in Rota. This week we have included a map in the ad to help locate it. If you are still thinking about possible activities for your children this summer, consider Sherryday Camp. I wrote about it back in April, but will recap some of the features. Summer is one of the best times to start or
continue learning a second language in a relaxed way. Sherryday Camp uses a bilingual (Spanish/English) approach, combining artistic disciplines and sports with the right professionals. Sherryday Camp is open to children from five to 14. The camp runs six hours a day and is held in Puerto Sherry. Classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with a lunch break at 2:15 p.m. Groups are made according to ages and/or levels, and the teacher/ student ratio is one to eight. Sherryday Camp offers two different types of camp: the Art Camp and the Art & Sport Camp. The art classes are designed in a way that the children learn art techniques, such as painting, origami, soap making, masks, dancing, ecology, sculpturing with recycled materials and famous works of art with native speaker teachers. In this way students acquire the second language naturally, through these activities, without the need of memorizing new vocabulary or grammar rules. The simple comprehension and verbal expression in the second language makes learning the language easier for them. The Art & Sport Camp combines both disciplines: three hours of art workshop and another three hours of sports. This way, students practice both languages in different environments. Students can choose between
'Honey Don’t Cry' is an enticing new bar located in the port area of Rota.
soccer, sailing and paddle tennis. You can find out more and register online at www.sherrydayCAMP.com. Tomorrow is Noche de San Juan, and to celebrate, Molly Malone is holding their first barbecue of the season. El Último will continue with their happy hours from 6 – 9 p.m. on Sundays with everything 50 percent off. Now that is a good deal. Al-Lago Restaurante & Hotel in Zahara de la Sierra will have flamenco this Saturday, June 25 and the following weekend that coincides with the 4th of July. They have a hotel offer with en-
tertainment on Friday night, barbecue dinner on Sunday and lots of activities for the kids. Zahara is a beautiful white village and makes a great get-away less then two hours from here. You can find out more at www.allago.es/ or contact email@example.com. Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear from you about your favorite places or coming events. I do like hearing from you! Send me an email to Karen@coastline.e.telefonica. net or give me a call at 607-56-4132. Support your paper by supporting the advertisers.
June 23, 2011
Noche de San Juan
Noche de San Juan “Fiesta de los Juanillos” (named after John the Baptist) begins June 23 at midnight in Rota, Cadiz, El Puerto and Sanlucar. As the sun sets, people head for the nearest beach, where they build bonfires and light barbecues to celebrate the summer solstice.
Andy y Lucas in concert, June 25 at 10:30 p.m., Muelle Ciudad, Cadiz. After performance Priscila Due and Owen Breeze (DJ), free admission
Activities Corpus Christi Celebration, June 26 “Ruta de los Sentidos,” until June 30, El Puerto de Santa Maria, guided tours of Bodegas Caballero, Bullring, San Marcos Castle and Food Market, www. rutadelossentidos.com Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), every Thursday at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas (Chains Palace), Avda Duque de Abrantes, Jerez de la Frontera. Admission: 25 and 19 euros “Ruta por el Puerto” guided tour, every Friday at 7:30 p.m., Plaza del Castilli (by Tourist Office), tickets 8 euros. www.turismoelpuerto.com “Ruta de los Sentidos,” until June 30, El Puerto de Santa Maria, guided tours of Bodegas Caballero, Bullring, San Marcos Castle and Food Market, www. rutadelossentidos.com Hippie Market, buy, sell and exchange. Sanlucar de Barrameda – Calle Ramón y Cajal. Sundays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Flea Markets at Plaza de Andalucía, Chipiona Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Jerez, Alameda Vieja (by the Castle), Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit Doñana National Park – www.visitasdonana.com Castillo de Luna, Rota, weekend guided tours at 1 and 5 p.m. Request tickets in advance at the Tourist Office, Calle Cuna, 2 Duatlon Ciudad de Sanlucar, July 3 at 10 a.m. www.Adguadalquivir.com
Flamenco Flamenco Festival “Encuentros,” Juan Villar and Niño Jero, tomorrow at 10 p.m., Peña Juan Villa, Cadiz Flamenco Festival “Potage Gitano,” Pansequito, David Peña, La Farruca and Niña Pastori, June 25 at 10:30 p.m., Salesianos School, Utrera (Sevilla) National Granada Flamenco Festival, June 26 at 10:30 p.m., Carlos V Palace (By La Alhambra), Granada
Flamenco Show by Lydia Cabello, June 30 at 9 p.m., Falla Theater, Cadiz
6Grupos6 Festival, Hip Hop-Rap and Rock, June 25, at 10 p.m., Sal Paul, Paul Street, Jerez de la Frontera. www.guiadecadiz.com Foo Fighters and The Gaslight Anthem, Music Festival, July 6, Madrid Sports Pavillion Sting in concert, July 15, Granada Bullring
Flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado
Isabel Pantoja in concert, July 15 at 10:30 p.m., Algeciras bullring, tickets 30, 40 euros
Flamenco show – Rota, Saturdays at 6 p.m., Bombay Pub, Avenida San Fernando, Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 p.m., Mamajuana Pub, at the Marina
Seal in concert, July 20, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Municipal Theater, Avenida de Las Piletas, tickets 35, 40 euros
Flamenco show – Sanlucar de Barrameda, Fridays at 10 p.m., Bodega de Arte “A Contratiempo”
Peter Andre in concert, July 22, Playa del Pinillo, Marbella
Flamenco, Bodega El Algarrobo, Siete Revueltas street, 7, El Puerto, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
AlRumbo 2011, Music Festival, July 22-23, Chiclana de la Frontera fairgrounds, tickets 12 euros
George Benson in concert, June 25, Puente Romano Hotel, Marbella
"Vientos del Norte,” hand-blown stained glass by Markku Salo, until June 26, Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz “El Tiempo entre Pintura,” painting display by Isabel Flores, until June 26, Damajuana art gallery, Francos street, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz “Despertar,” painting display by Cristina Lopez, until June 30, Arte a Diario art gallery, Patricio Garbey street, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz Permanent photos displayed by several local artists, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Circulo de Artesanos art gallery, San Juan street, Mon. through Fri., 5 to 8 p.m.
Bullfights Granada – Bullring, Feria del Corpus Bullfights, until June 26 Algeciras – Bullring, tomorrow, on horseback bullfight with Hermoso de Mendoza, Fermin Bohorquez, Diego Ventura, June 25, bullfight with Enrique Ponce, El Fandi, Miguel Avellan, June 26, bullfight with Morante de la Puebla, Jose Maria Manzanares, Alejandro Talavante Tickets at the bullring Sevilla – Bullring, tonight at 7 p.m. Regular bullfight, six bulls with Miguel Abellan, Juan Bautista and Cesar Jimenez - Tickets at the bullring
Ricky Martin “Music Soul Sex Tour,” July 27, Malaga “An Evening From Las Vegas Live,” July 30, at 8 p.m., Finca de la Concepcion, Marbella, Malaga. Artists will perform music by Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra and Barry White, accompanied by a 22-piece orchestra. www.millionairessummerparty.com “Kid Creole and the Coconuts,” August 25, at 9 p.m., Nikki Beach restaurant, Marbella
Eat/Drink 5th Ruta de los Caracoles (snails), Tapaole (assorted tapas) y Papa Aliña (seasoned potatoes), gastronomic route until June 25, downtown north district, Jerez de la Frontera Gonzalez Byass Bodega – Jerez de la Frontera Every day at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sandeman Bodega – Jerez de la Frontera Mon., Wed. and Fri., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Ferias Feria Real, until June 26, Algeciras Feria del Corpus, until June 26, Granada Feria del Carmen y de la Sal, July 12 - 17, San Fernando
June 23, 2011
MWR Triathlon Brings Out the Athletes of Rota Story and Photos By Mike Worline MWR Marketing Director
(Top) Swimmers kick off the start of MWR’s 2011 Triathlon at Admiral’s Beach, June 18. (Above) A cyclist competes in the 20K bike portion of the triathlon. (Right) Kim Mendoza, the women’s first place overall winner, runs to her bike after completing the swim portion the the triathlon. Opposite Page: (Above Left) Triathletes transition from swimming to cycling during the triathlon. (Above Right) Joe McMullin competes in the 5K portion of the triathlon. (Bottom) Family and friends cheered on the participants of the MWR 2011 Triathlon.
Naval Station Rota MWR held its 2011 Triathlon Saturday. After months of training, for some, around 118 participants gathered early in the morning to compete for what they have been working so hard for - race day. The race started from a smooth and sunny spot on beautiful El Chorrillo Beach (Admiral’s Beach). The early morning sea was said to be only a little rough for the 750-meter swim. The crowd cheered swimmers on as they ran out of the water and back up to the beach to the first transition point. There, they donned cycling gear and took off on bikes for a 20-kilometer ride. The bike ride took the triathletes out and around to the old communications building near the air terminal. The first riders got back to the transition point 25 minutes later to drop their bikes and remove the cycling gear for their 5-kilometer run. Competitors began to finish just a little over an hour after they started. Juan Jose Cordero crossed the finish line to take first place overall (1:05:41). For the women, Naval Station Rota’s own, Kim Mendoza, finished in first place overall, with a time of 1 hour and 14 minutes (1:14:57). The triathlon was not just an individual event. Teams of three also entered in the race. Athletes relayed between the swim, bike and run to compete for the top spots in their own category.
Triathletes headed up to the Fleet Recreation Center after the completion of the race to refuel with lots of pizza, drinks and fruit, as MWR Fitness handed out the trophies and medals. Captain’s Cup points were also awarded to those who represented their command and finished the race. MWR would like to thank the Naval Station Rota Commissary, Pizza Villa and all of the volunteers for all of the hard work to make this year’s triathlon such a success. We look forward to next year’s triathlon and hope to have everyone back again. Race results are posted and available at the MWR Fitness Center, or go to the fitness tab at www.rotamwr.com and view the posted race results.
June 23, 2011
SPORTS Place Overall 1st Overall Men 2nd Overall Men 3rd Overall Men 1st Overall Women 2nd Overall Women 3rd Overall Women
Name Juan Jose Cordero Fransico Cos Jinenez Daniel Martin Laynez Kim Mendoza Tara Rather Anna McCullaigh
Time 1:05:41 1:06:01 1:06:47 1:14:57 1:22:50 1:30:05
Open 16-29 1st Place Men 2nd Place Men 3rd Place Men 1st Place Women 2nd Place Women 3rd Place Women
Name Thomas Chambers Logan Parmele Jon Chapman Sara Hughes Lynn Handle Brianne Pieiro
Time 1:16:53 1:17:43 1:18:14 1:31:10 1:40:14 1:42:29
Seniors 30-39 1st Place Men 2nd Place Men 3rd Place Men 1st Place Women 2nd Place Women 3rd Place Women
Name Greg Martin Rich Hayes David Bugg Krista Batz Tamara Weber Ali McMillan
Time 1:12:41 1:16:10 1:20:38 1:34:03 1:34:09 1:34:30
Masters 40+ 1st Place Men 2nd Place Men 3rd Place Men 1st Place Women 2nd Place Women
Name Mark Rowan Joe McMullin Lou Orosz Renee Crumbaugh Ann Marea McMullin
Time 1:19:28 1:22:51 1:30:31 1:38:24 1:38:32
Masters 50+ 1st Place Men 2nd Place Men 3rd Place Men
Name Michael Pinney Robert Klain Jim Flynn
Time 1:25:34 1:43:23 1:43:59
Men's Team 1st Place Team
Name Time Emigh, Howell, Newcomb 1:20:59
Women Teams 1st Place Team 2nd Place Team
Name Garrison, Klain, Nichols Bugg, Jungk, Mock
Time 1:41:34 1:50:44
June 23, 2011
School's Out For Summer Story and Photos By Jan Hammond
Students and teachers of Rota’s David Glasgow Farragut Schools said their goodbyes as school was dismissed for summer break June 16. Although many were happy to begin their summer vacations, for some, the goodbyes were bittersweet, as they go off to make new friendships, in new schools, at new duty stations throughout the world. “I’m glad I don’t have to get up for school anymore,” said 7-year-old Sammi Johnson, who will be moving this summer. “But I will really, really, really miss my friends.” As the buses pulled away for the final time, teachers waved goodbye to their students with white tissues, bidding them farewell as they begin their summer adventures.
(Top) David Glasgow Farragut High School students take their backpacks home for the final time as school is dismissed for summer vacation. ( A b o v e ) Te a c h e r s w a v e goodbye to the students with white tissues as the buses pull away on the last day of school. (Above Left) Tiffani Driscoll and Alex Hammond give each other a hug as they part ways on the last day of school. (Above Right) Kristen Rice gives Peggy Klain, the school nurse, a hug goodbye on her final day at DGF. (Left) Mr. Payne says goodbye to a student as school is dismissed for summer vacation.
June 23, 2011
CDC Holds Graduation Photos By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston
(Top) Students from NAVSTA Rotaâ€™s Child Development Center graduate from their Pre-K and Sure Start Programs June 17.
The Child Development Center on Naval Station Rota, Spain held its annual Pre-K and Sure Start graduation, June 17. The graduates were dressed in the ceremonial cap and gown and received certificates to acknowledge their accomplishments. They performed various songs like the ABCs and the Hokey Pokey for their parents and friends. Some of the children will be returning next school year, but a few will be PCS'ing or attending David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School to start kindergarden.
(Above) Sean Maniece holds up the letter 'H' during an alphabet song that was performed by the students during graduation. (Above Left) Students who are PCSâ€™ing or going to kindergarten next school year receive appreciation certificates. ( A b o v e R i g h t ) Tr a q u a n Alston holds his Certificate of Completion from Pre-K after the graduation ceremony. (Right) Breanna Thompson poses for a photo after receiving her certificate.
Thursday, June 23rd CLOSED
Friday, June 24th 2:30 p.m. Soul Surfer (PG), 106’ (PG13), 110’ 5 p.m. Arthur ☻ 7:30 p.m. Scream 4 (R), 111’ (R), 102’ 10 p.m. Your Highness ☻ Drive-In 10:30 p.m. Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil (PG), 94’
Saturday, June 25th 2:30 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG), 91’ 5 p.m. Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG13), 106’ 7:30 p.m. The Hangover Part II (R), 102’ 10 p.m. Super 8 (PG13), 112’ Drive-In 10:30 p.m. Green Latern (PG13), 105’
Cars 2 Sneak Peek Contest June 24th - 27th
Join Gateway Theater for a movie from June 24th 27th and receive an entry form to win a SNEAK PEEK of Cars 2. MWR will announce the two lucky winners on June 30th at the Independence Fest. Each winner will be able to bring up to 6 guests.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Pter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett (PG13) Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, 105’ A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
Sunday, June 26th 2:30 p.m. Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil (PG), 94’ 5 p.m. Green Latern (PG13), 105’ 7:30 p.m. Fast Five (PG13), 130’
Monday, June 27th
10 a.m. Bambi ☺ 12:30 p.m. Rio 3 p.m. Super 8 5:30 p.m. Water for Elephants 8 p.m. X-Men First Class
(G), 70’ (G), 96’ (PG13), 112’ (PG13), 121’ (PG13), 140’
Tuesday, June 28th - Thursday 30th CLOSED
Friday, July 1st 2:30 p.m. Prom (PG), 103’ 5 p.m. Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil (PG), 94’ 7:30 p.m. Something Borrowed (PG13), 103’ 10 p.m. Scream 4 (R), 111’ Drive-In 10:30 p.m. Thor (PG13), 115’
Green Lantern Drive-In, June 25th, 10:30 p.m. Gateway Theater, June 26th, 5 p.m.
Super 8 Gateway Theater, June 25th, 10 p.m. June 27th, 3 p.m.
MWR’s Movie Info Line: 727-2624. Theater Phone Number: 727-2328 Check www.rotamwr.com for full listing.
MOVIE RATINGS G – General Audiences. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. R – Restricted. As a reminder to all movie patrons, COMNAVACTSPAINST 1754.3 requires that all minors must have supervised transportation from the theater movies that end after sunset. Minors are prohibited from walking home from the Drive-In after dark. If no patrons arrive within 30 minutes after showtime, movies will be cancelled. Movies are subject to change without notice.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba (PG13) Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, 115’ Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, is sent down to Earth as punishment for reigniting a reckless war. But after a dangerous villain from his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth, the hammer-wielding Thor will learn what it takes to be a true hero in order to save mankind.
OTHER PICKS THIS WEEK Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil (PG) 94’. Comedy, Family. Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Bill Hader, Glenn Close. A teenage Red Riding Hood trains in a distant land with a mysterious, covert group called Sisters of the Hood. She is then called upon by Nicky Flippers who teams her with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. Soul Surfer (PG) 90’. Action, Drama, Family. Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt. A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. Super 8 (PG13) 112’. Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Starring: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard. After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. Water for Elephants (PG13) 121’. Drama, Sci-Fi. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz. Jacob Jankowski is about to take his final exams in veterinary medicine at Cornell when his parents are killed in a car accident.