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The Coastline March 27, 2014

Volume 24, Issue 11

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Rota's Fire Department Wins Navy Department of the Year By MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Naval Station Rota was recognized as the calendar year 2013 Navy Fire and Emergency Services mediumsized department of the year, as announced Feb. 27. The fire department competed against four other medium-sized commands within the region and was selected to compete on the Department of the Navy level where they took home the award for the third consecutive year. “I’m very excited for my team,” said Shane Rayfield, acting fire chief. “We have a really supportive command and the Region Fire [Department] is always pushing us to do great things. The competition is very tough and we are very fortunate to have won again. ‘Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes

genius,’ [said Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]. We are very fortunate to have this much talent in one organization.” The fire department submitted a package similar to Sailor of the Year, but more so focused on fire fighting rather than military aspects, said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Kaleb Willi. “We’re not a department that gets many calls,” said Willi. “We do a lot of training and keep good track of what we do here. All of that plays a big part. So when we do get a call, we knock it out of the park. Last year, we had a C-5 mishap here and that was a big incident. We took care of business and did our job. We don’t get many major calls, but when we do get them, we’re ready to go.” According to Rayfield, a number of factors contributed to the fire department’s consistency and multiple wins. “The main thing is that instead of management trying

to do everything by themselves in regard to program management, we have learned that you are actually more successful and more productive when you teach and mentor others and learn how to delegate at all levels throughout the department,” said Rayfield. “The days of coming to work and just putting out a few fires is an old school methodology. You have to stand out amongst your competition. This is done by having program management skills and identifying shortfalls before they happen and having a one to five year plan to ensure they are properly executed.” The fire department is still waiting to find out if they won the Department of Defense medium-sized fire department of the year and plans to submit a package next year in hopes of winning the Navy aware for a fourth year in a row.

Beware of Dangerous Caterpillars that Process Near Pine Trees By Lt. Cmdr. Connie Johnson Medical Entomologist, NEPMU7


What has six legs and can strike fear in parents and pets alike? The caterpillar of the Pine Processionary moth. It is that time of year when dangerous caterpillars terrorize our neighborhoods and forests, winding their way in a natural conga line over sidewalks, lawns and forest trails. What makes this caterpillar dangerous is that it carries with it a defensive mechanism against potential predators that we humans and our pets are susceptible to. What is this defense mechanism? Tiny hairs. Although the caterpillars are hairy, the harmful hairs are too tiny to see with the naked eye. The specialized hairs are described as ‘urticating’ from the Latin word for nettle, a stinging plant. The barbed structure of the urticating hair allows it to penetrate the skin and mucous membranes of animals unlucky enough to make contact with them. The urticating hairs of some caterpillar species deliver an immediate jolting and painful sting. An example of this type of caterpillar is the asp or puss caterpillar of the southern United States. Pine processional caterpillar hairs elicit an allergic reaction that causes itching, flaring skin and rash that may not be noticed for one to 24 hours after exposure. Although the reaction is delayed it is nonetheless harmful. Additional allergic responses may include eye inflammation and, more rarely, irritation of the upper respiratory tract or anaphylaxis. How can a caterpillar hair get into the eye or respiratory tract? When alarmed, the caterpillar can eject the urticating hairs. The airborne hairs penetrate nearby flesh as well as cling to clothing, hair, shoes and other surfaces. The allergen in the hairs is known to remain active for over a year. The urticating hairs are also shed as the caterpillar moves along in its procession. Thus contact with contaminated surfaces can cause a reaction long after the caterpillars are gone. The caterpillar feeds primarily on young pine needles, although it can be found feeding on cedar and ash trees as well. In fact, it is noted as the most destructive defoliating insect of pine trees in the Mediterranean with pine forests carefully monitored for the insect. Over the winter, the caterpillars spin white silken nests in the pines in which up to 300 caterpillars remain quietly resting during the daytime. Each night they leave the nest in a head-to-tail procession to feed on the pine needles, returning to the nest by dawn. Depending upon the weather, the caterpillar will begin moving in its processionary fashion out of the pine trees to pupate in soil as early as December through March. As curious as this procession is, this is when the caterpillar is most dangerous as it attracts the attention of both humans and their pets. As curious as this processional behavior is, it is the defensive behavior of ejecting

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A close up of the lead caterpillar in a Pine Processional Moth caterpillar procession. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Connie Johnson)

urticating hairs that should remind you to keep clear of both live and dead caterpillars, the nest, the associated cast off exoskeletons that carry loose hairs, soil where the caterpillar pupates as well as the pupal cocoon itself. Those who work outdoors in piney areas are most at risk. Children and animals are also affected due to their curiosity. The most significant and potentially life threatening damage occurs if the hairs are ingested, which often occurs among young dogs. The two most common symptoms of oral ingestion of caterpillar hairs are drooling and difficulty swallowing. Other symptoms among animals exposed to the caterpillar include visible sores, scratching of the face, swelling, vomiting and damage to or loss of tongue tissue. If you suspect your pet has encountered a processional caterpillar contact your veterinarian immediately. It is important that animals receive treatment within two hours of exposure to prevent severe clinical outcomes such as loss of tongue tissue. Flushing of the affected area with water may help remove some of the hairs, but ensure the flushing does not cause the animal to ingest more hairs. Medical management of caterpillar exposure includes removal of urticating hairs and supportive care of the allergic reaction. It may take up to three weeks before the body’s immune reaction can clear the hairs from skin. Inspect areas where you or your pets are active for evidence of the caterpillar. Although the caterpillar is managed in pine forests, you will have to notify your landlord or housing official in order to request pest control services immediately if you See "CATERPILLARS," page 3

Sports Short: Rota Blue Devils Play Successful Game

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Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault Hello Naval Station Rota! Next week we roll into April, which kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - a month which commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence across the military. The theme for SAAM 2014 is “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.” The goal is to empower each individual command to take ownership of this problem by focusing on the values that all service members - Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Soldiers - should represent day in and day out. "Live Our Values": The foundation of the entire program is the need for every serCapt. Greg S. Pekari vice member - from E-1 COMNAVACT Spain to flag officer - to live the values of our profession: integrity, trust, respect, honor and courage. "Step Up": Our entire community here in Rota has a critical role in preventing and responding to sexual assault. We must find the courage to intervene to stop inappropriate behavior and report crimes. Bystander intervention is critical! Taking the initiative to help someone who may be targeted for a sexual assault or helping keep their friends from making other destructive decisions takes courage but is so very important and the right thing for us to do. The idea is to step in to prevent a crime or incident that may have a negative outcome before it occurs. "Stop Sexual Assault”: The aim is to reduce, with a goal to eliminate, the crime of sexual assault from our military. Sexual assault is a crime that is an affront to our military values and erodes the cohesion our military units demand. It is clear that sexual assault in our ranks destroys trust, divides teams and degrades the military’s operational readiness and effectiveness.

Captain's C orner

Over the past year, the military has aggressively implemented a variety of new initiatives designed to improve victim confidence, including the creation of dedicated legal support to victims, enhanced access to victim advocacy and increased training and awareness for the entire force. There is a special victim counsel program in each military service (Navy included) that will provide legal advice and representation to victims of sexual assault throughout the justice process. Bottom line - the military will now provide an attorney - a legal advocate in their corner with an attorney-client relationship - to represent victims in the legal process. We must all work to obtain a culture where ALL allegations of inappropriate behavior are treated with the utmost seriousness, where victim privacy is protected and where victims are treated with sensitivity. We want a culture where bystanders are motivated to intervene and where offenders know they will be held appropriately accountable. We talk about our community and Navy family aboard NASTA Rota. Senior leadership - CO’s, XO’s, and senior enlisted leadership - have the responsibility of creating a professional command climate that will not tolerate or condone sexist language and behavior, hazing, sexual harassment or sexual assault, but we need everyone’s support from E-1 to O-6 as well as our civilian workforce to help make this happen. It takes a team effort to achieve this! Thank you for making Naval Station Rota a better place for us to work and live!

Naval Station Melissa Reyna Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ American Forces Network Erika Lantron Cell: 636-60-3197 Email: CTF 68 SEEKING VOLUNTEER Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@

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New Registration, Record Implementation Coming to Rota's Veterinary Treatment Facility By Capt. Morgan Mander, DVM Rota Branch Veterinary Treatment Facility

Starting Monday, the Rota Branch Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) will be implementing a new registration process and launching a new digital record system that will provide multiple benefits to pets and their owners. All pet owners will need to comply with the new registration policy. Requirements include reading and acknowledging pet owning responsibilities as well as providing necessary pet identification and personal contact information. Registration must be completed in-person at the VTF (located beside the gas station) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pets will not be scheduled for an appointment at the VTF until after the proper registration process is complete. The Junta de Andalucia's online database, REGISTRO ANDALUZ DE IDENTIFICACION ANIMAL includes contact information, the 15-digit microchip and vaccine history for the pet, which can be accessed by all Spanish veterinarians. Five business days after completing the registration, the animal will be activated in the database and will be eligible to receive vaccination services at the VTF. No vaccinations received prior to the registration will be considered valid by the Spanish Government. As

a reminder, Spain only recognizes one-year vaccinations even if your pet has received a three-year vaccine. The cost associated with the new registration process will be assessed per animal and will vary according to which documents are needed. The cost for the two required documents (database registration and European Union Passport) is $25. If the pet is already registered in the Spanish database and/or has a passport, it is still necessary for owners to complete the new VTF registration paperwork; however, owners will not be required to purchase documents they already possess. "Pets will not be scheduled for an appointment at the VTF until after the proper registration process is complete." - Capt. Morgan Mander Owning a pet is a privilege and carries a significant responsibility, especially when living overseas. The VTF is available to assist you with caring for your pet. In addition to providing basic, routine preventive services to privately-owned animals, the VTF also maintains registration and medical records for every pet. It is extremely important that registration and medical records are maintained up-to-date in order to comply with host nation laws as well as to ensure our pets are ready to

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observe evidence of caterpillar activity at your residence. Do not take matters into your own hands; there are no self-help methods of control of the caterpillar. Control requires professional intervention with specialized equipment and protective gear. If at all possible, avoid human and pet activities in or around infested areas during the peak processional period. Finally, be mindful that pets may exhibit symptoms associated with an allergic reaction to the urticating hairs throughout the year as pets are more likely to encounter hairs left on surfaces and in soil.

travel at a moment's notice. The U.S. Army Public Health Command (PHC) operates over 150 separate veterinary treatment facilities worldwide. The VTFs provide comprehensive veterinary care to government and privately owned animals in order to support the military working dog program, military communities, and to maintain the clinical proficiency of military veterinarians and animal care specialists. Standardization and management controls are necessary to manage such a large clinical structure dedicated to medical quality. In order to improve standardization, an integrated electronic medical record is being launched. Remote Online Veterinary Record (ROVR) is being implemented in veterinary clinics at all military installations to improve patient, inventory and financial record keeping. We appreciate your patience as we strive to improve services provided to our patients and community. Initially, the availability of appointments will be significantly reduced as we train and implement these changes. Please ensure that you have registered your pet at least a week prior to any anticipated visits. We also recommend that you call the clinic to verify our availability to ensure we will be able to provide you with timely service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Rota Branch VTF at 727-3149.

Hospital Entrance Closures Notice to Hospital patrons: Through Friday, the north courtyard entrance of the hospital, near the housing office, will be closed for repairs. Starting Monday, the main hospital entrance to the quarterdeck will be closed for one week so we can make some minor repairs. Please excuse our construction. The front parking lot should not be used during this time due to distance to an alternate entrance. The specific dates and affected entrances for the project are: Now through Friday: North Courtyard Entrance (housing) Monday through April 3: South Quarterdeck Entrance




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Navy Tuition Assistance Continues 100% Reimbursement in FY15 By MC1 Elliott Fabrizio Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON - The Tuition Assistance (TA) program will continue to pay 100 percent of Sailors' tuition and enrollment fees in fiscal year 15 (FY15), as announced by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, during an All Hands Call in Mayport, Fla., March 18. This decision modifies a proposal for FY15, which originally included a payment split for TA where the program would pay 75 percent of tuition costs and 25 percent of that would be the responsibility of the Sailor. "This is important to me because I want an educated Sailor, and I want you

to leave with all the certifications you can, so you can get a good job when you leave the Navy and fall right into a career," said Greenert. "We've accelerated your life, as we like to say." The CNO added that he is focusing on a way to ensure that Sailors using tuition assistance take courses that will benefit both the Navy and the Sailor and lead to a marketable degree in the civilian sector. The split-pay proposal was designed primarily to improve the effectiveness of the program by increasing Sailors' investment in their education. Usage analysis of Tuition Assistance suggests that when Sailors weigh personal cost as a factor, course completion rates increase.

"Eventually, we may have to ask you to put a little skin in the game, as they say, but again I wanted FY15 to be at 100 percent," said Greenert. TA was created after the switch from a draft military to an all-volunteer military. It provided an incentive for people to volunteer, and operated as a cost share program for more than 30 years. In 2002, in response to retention and recruiting challenges, the TA reimbursement rate was increased from 75 percent to a full 100 percent. The current tuition assistance policy pays up front the tuition and fees for course enrollments. There is an FY credit limit of 16 semester hours, 24 quarter hours or 240

clock hours per individual per fiscal year. Payments for tuition/fees will not exceed: a. $250.00 per semester hour b. $166.67 per quarter hour c. $16.67 per clock hour If you are considering taking courses, now is the best time to submit your TA application. The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) recently announced that the expenditure rate for TA funding is currently below normal levels. Usage is trending upward, and it's expected to increase to normal levels over the next few months, but currently, there's more funding available than usual at this time of the year.

Rota's Fire Department Offers Tips to Stay Safe During Spring, Summer Months By NAVSTA Rota's Fire Prevention Office

As the spring and summer seasons begin to unfold it’s important to keep fire safety and prevention as one of your top priorities. As we began to anticipate a long hot and dry summer, keep in mind the increased risk of fire associated with the season. Now is the time to take a walk through your home and develop your spring cleaning plan of attack. Make your home safe from fires - Check your detector(s) to ensure they’re clean, and test/change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon dioxide detectors on Saturday. - Check fire extinguishers for proper type and placement. - Use barbecue grills with caution. Never use gasoline to start the fire and don’t add charcoal lighter fluid once the fire has started. Before discarding charcoal be sure to completely douse the coals with water and place them in a non-combustible container. - Only use barbecue grills outside, not on porches,

balconies or under overhangs and carports. - Barbecue grills should be a minimum of 10 feet away from a house. - Check your propane/butano grill hose for leaks and cracks and never store the tank indoors. - When cooking outside ensure you have a fire extinguisher and five-gallon bucket of water or garden hose readily available. - Cut vegetation to a minimum of 20 feet away from your house and all the way to the ground. Remove all hazards - Replace frayed or damaged appliance cords, wiring, fuses or breakers. - Dispose of rubbish, trash and yard debris. - Check for water leaks, especially near electrical appliances. - Check for appropriate clearance between heating appliances and combustibles. Properly store flammable liquids and home chemicals - Make sure that gasoline and cleaning fluids are

well-marked and are out of the reach of children and pets. - Clean up work areas and put dangerous tools, adhesives, matches or other work items away and out of any child’s reach. - Ensure that gasoline is stored in approved containers in a cool location outside the house. Plan your escape - Sit down with your family and make sure that everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. - Make sure you have two ways out of every room and that you have a meeting place outside the house for the whole family. - Practice the plan. Even the best plan is no good if you don’t practice it. You can do a lot to protect your family and property. A little time spent on simple common sense prevention will do a lot to make your home a safer place. The Fire Prevention Office is here to help you. For more information call 727-2950. We can show you more ways to protect yourself all year long.


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community news

Get Out, Walk Today

Fun Run Sprints to Support Student Council By Elizabeth Lamb Middle School Student Council Secretary

Community members from aboard Naval Station Rota came out to support the Middle School Student Council in their second St. Patrick's Day 5K Fun Run, March 15. Naval Hospital Health Promotions came out to share helpful tips about healthy living while members from the emergency room and base security were on hand to provide support and keep the roadways safe during the event. The boys’ soccer team also joined the fun and raced to the finish with the kids, faculty and patrons. Prizes were awarded to the youngest, oldest and craziest runners. David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) first grade teacher Matthew Pfund’s 4-month-old son, Maddux, was the youngest participant. High School teacher and Soccer Coach Tom Birch won the senior runner prize. The award for the craziest running gear went to seventh-grader Autumn Ibanez. The first place finisher this year was 9-year-old Keenan DeMeritt. The Middle School Student Council makes every effort to focus their energy on organizing events that give the Middle School students the opportunity to have fun together in a safe and healthy environment. It also allows the Middle School to do something fun together. “The event was a huge success this year. The weather was beautiful, we had a great turn out and there were a lot of smiling faces on the road today,” said Ali McMillan, seventh grade student council sponsor.

Spring is here and the further we get from our New Year resolutions, the further we may have strayed from our goals for a healthier life. A great way to get back on track is by taking part in National Walk Day, Wednesday. The American Heart Association designates this day as an easy, yet effective way to promote good health through exercise. Studies have shown that one in every two men and one in every three women are at risk for heart disease. Poor lifestyle choices contribute to this, but making small changes can reduce your risk. On Wednesday, find 30 minutes

to put on your walking shoes and get out and walk. Make a plan to meet a friend, a family member, the family dog, or a co-worker and do a brisk 30-minute walk. You may find out you enjoy it and start a new, healthy habit on the way to being Healthy for Life.

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

want to hear from you! Please send story and photo submissions or story ideas to The Coastline at You don't have to be a professional writer. Let's get the word out about the community we live in. Publication subject to approval.


team rota in the spotlight

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Team Rota in the Spotlight ABH1 (AW) Kaleb Willi

Story and photos by MC3 Grant Wamack navsta rota public affairs

A native of Plano, Texas, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Kaleb Willi joined the Navy in 2005. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Airmen Apprenticeship Training Program (ATD) “A” School as an undesignated airman in Pensacola, Fla. for three months. In November 2005, he reported to his first duty station aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for five years. In May 2011, he transferred to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Willi works as the operations leading petty officer in the fire department and helps manage 20 Sailors. He ensures training is completed, proper manning for trucks is maintained and he regulates administrative work for his Sailors. Willi recently won Military Department of the Navy (DON) Firefighter of the Year for the first time. “It was nice,” said Willi. “It makes me happy to win after being stationed three years here in Rota. I haven’t met many people who have won it so it’s nice to be recognized.” Also, he plays for the Rota rugby team and helps give tours to school groups who wish to see the ins and outs of the fire department. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it,” said Albert Einstein. If you would like to nominate someone for the Team Rota in the Spotlight, please email Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant Wamack at Team Rota is open to all active duty, U.S. and Spanish civilians and U.S. dependents in Spain.



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Community / navy college news WIC Overseas

The Active Duty Fund Drive is hosting a Flea Market Fun Fair Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you are interested in buying a spot for the Flea Market please contact Legalman 1st Class Maria Bryant at 727-3771 or NMCRS at 727-1614. Come on out and bring the whole family, there will be fun for everyone.

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

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities

Flea Market Saturday

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community, build your résumé, network, donate your professional skills or earn volunteer hours for advancement? The American Red Cross Rota has a volunteer position for you! The American Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers for positions within the Red Cross including hospital chairman, publicity chairman, recognition chairman and chairman of volunteers. For more information about these positions or other volunteer positions available, please stop by the Red Cross office or contact them at 727-2333 or 956-82-2333. 'Like' us on our Facebook page at American Red Cross Rota to keep informed about volunteer opportunities and events.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

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

Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now

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

Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open Online Course on Human Factors in Aviation Accidents The mental and physical factors that contribute to aviation accidents will be examined during a free, massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide. Registration for The Human Factor in Aviation




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is open to the public and is free. It will take place April 7 to May 11 and is limited to 2,000 students. Students enrolled in the MOOC will have the flexibility of viewing lectures and working on assignments based on their own schedules. There will also be live sessions where students can watch the instructor and ask questions in real time. Much of the learning experience will focus on student interaction on discussion boards and through social media platforms such as Twitter. To learn more about the MOOC at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, visit free-online-courses/index.html.

ERAU Offers Five Ways to Make Earning Your Degree Easier

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has the graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to help you achieve your academic and career goals. While in Rota, with Embry-Riddle Worldwide, you can get your education in the way that works best for you: in the traditional classroom, available at more than 150 locations throughout the world; online, from anywhere across the globe; EagleVision Classroom-web video conferencing between classrooms; EagleVision Home Web video conferencing from the convenience of your home; and Blended, which allows you to combine learning modes to suit your lifestyle. Visit our website at or contact your local office at to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.

A&P Certification

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

UMUC Offers Flexible Programs

UMUC offers convenient flexible programs to fit military lifestyles. They also offer cutting-edge degree programs to match your career goals, not to mention they’ve served the military community in Europe since 1947, and are located at more than 150 locations around the world. Stop by the Rota UMUC office and find out how UMUC can

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assist you with meeting your academic goals. Their office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact them at 727-2917 or at

UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

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

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, CTC is offering four face-to-face degree programs in criminal justice, fire protection, child development and hospitality management. CTC face-to-face courses are eight weeks long, one night a week, 6 - 9 p.m. There are several other available online degree programs, and registration for these is open every month. If you’re interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727- 2574 or email CTC at

OU Offers Free Public Service Seminars

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

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of HuSee "NAVY COLLEGE," page 11


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A Spiritual Sleeper Hold On My Ego My daughter got puked on a couple of weeks ago. We were on vacation, riding in an overly crowded bus in a large city. Her baby brother was the culprit. Fortunately, being thrown up on by a baby in your own family is much more tolerable than by some random man you've never met before. Unfortunately, an illness in the family is the gift that keeps on giving, and this gift has given us plenty of sleepless nights over the last couple of weeks. In those times, a Chaplain Timothy Miller bitter battle rages inside between my ability to express compassion and my inability to tolerate germs. I become a bit of a madman as my germaphobe self and my husband/father self get into an intense wrestling match over how I'm going to care for my sick family members. The outcome is quite pathetic, leaving me with schizophrenic fits and starts of compassion and self preservation. Dealing with a physical illness is one thing, but dealing with a spiritual illness is quite another. Spiri-


tual illness? Is that even a thing? Yes. There is an ancient proverb in the Bible that says, "The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit - who can bear?" (Proverbs 18:14, NRSV). The drive and fight and motivation to push through even the most adverse circumstances comes from the depths of the spirit. But when that spirit is ill, broken or crushed, we can easily find ourselves lacking hope, peace, purpose or even the will to live. But a sick spirit doesn't have to come in the form of hopelessness or suicidal thoughts. We all walk around with a broken spirit in one way or another, whether it's disappointment with God, bitterness with the church, or just a general apathy toward the spiritual life. Spiritual illness has many causes, from what seems like unanswered prayers, to traumatic events, disappointments, letdowns and betrayals. Some we get over quite quickly, but others can linger for years. Like chronic physical pain, an untreated spiritual illness can wreak havoc in many aspects of life, causing hang-ups in the areas of trust, love, hope and joy. While getting healthy in the midst of spiritual sickness doesn't entail literal germs, the recovery can feel just as messy. When I get spiritually sick from time to

time (and we all do), I become a bit of a madman as my own pride and my humble need for God get into an intense wrestling match over how I'm going to do my life. The outcome is quite pathetic, leaving me with schizophrenic fits and starts of genuine reliance on God, and defiant reliance on myself. I guess this is how we all operate at times. And as much as I hate to say that I don't have all the answers, my only hope and prayer is that when I feel bitter, discouraged, disappointed with God or even hopeless, my humble need for God will suddenly throw down a sleeper hold on my ego so I can allow God in, and accept guidance and prayer from the spiritually healthy. Recovering from a spiritual illness can be challenging, but chaplains are usually pretty good at breaking up the fight inside, and helping you strengthen the part of you that you need to win. Don't be afraid to come see us and explore what it means to get spiritually healthy again. You can vent, you can cry, you can get angry or celebrate. Chances are, you won't surprise us by what you need to talk about, but you might just surprise yourself by how you feel in the end. If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this discussion or any other issue, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.



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

OU Offers Certificates

The University of Oklahoma offers certificates in Human Resource Diversity and Development or Helping Skills in Human Relations to all individuals with a bachelor’s degree or OU graduate students. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at

DGF PTSA Seeks Members

DGF Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is currently seeking two new board members to fill the president and vice president positions. We work closely with school staff and the community to provide educational resources for the classrooms and many other school enrichment activities (spelling bee, geography bee and visiting artists and authors). If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to hone your leadership skills while being involved in an organization that cares about the well-being of the children in our community, please contact the PTSA at

End of Quarter

Third quarter ends April 3.

No School April 4

Teacher work day, no school for all students April 4.

Spring Recess

No school for all students April 7-11

Elementary School Re-registration for 2014 - 2015

The re-registration for DGF Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year takes place April 14 - 18.

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

Survival Spanish Lessons

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

Parenting Mondays (ages 3 to 12 years)

March Mondays from 10 a.m. - noon. Developed by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., the Nurturing Parenting Programs provide specific parenting techniques to help parents build trust and self-esteem in their children, engage cooperation and find a helpful approach to discipline. Nurturing is the ability to care for and foster growth in us and others. We all need to be nurtured - to receive understanding, respect, recognition, praise, security, limits and appropriate expectations. A nurturing parent-child relationship is crucial for producing the next generation of healthy, responsible and self-sustaining adults. All parents of children age 3 to 12 are encouraged to attend these interactive, free sessions. For more information or to register, please call 7273232 or email

Smooth Move

Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon. Have orders? Getting ready to move? Then you should be signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, Department of Defense civilian personnel and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth move, you might get some new and useful information about the move process, as well as information about your new duty station. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.

Pre-deployment Brief

Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon. Whether you are single or married, preparing for deployment has practical and emotional aspects to consider. This workshop covers financial aspects, communication and coping strategies. Spouses and family members are highly encouraged to attend in order to help them prepare for this often-stressful period. Call 727-3232 to pre-register.

Military Spouse Informational Workshop

Friday, 10 a.m. - noon. The goal of this workshop is to provide pertinent information to new military spouses to support their entrance and ease their transition into miliSee "FFSC NEWS," on page 16


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

El Legado de Boaddil, through Monday, Carlos V Palace (by La Alhambra), Granada

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

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

Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish castle), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla bullring guided tours, daily through April 30, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-22-4577 Sevilla Reales Alcázar (Moorish fortress) guided tours, daily, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., tickets €8.75 Sevilla Cathedral and Giralda tours, Mondays, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 - 6 p.m., tickets €8

Bullfights Villaluenga del Rosario Bullring, April 5, 5 p.m., six bulls for Diego Ventura (on horseback), David “El Fandi” Fandila and David Galan, tickets €25 - 35

Eat/Drink Ruta de la Manzanilla y la Tapa, through Sunday, drink and tapa €2.50, downtown Sanlúcar de Barrameda Cheese Fair (feria del queso), April 5 - 6, Villaluenga del Rosario, Cadiz

Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit

Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, and 5 p.m., tickets €12 - 15

Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., tickets €10 for adults and €5 for children, call 697-34-5807

Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance), every Tuesday and Thursday, noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit


Area activities

Music Concert by Sevilla Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thursday - Friday 8:30 p.m., Teatro de La Maestranza, 22, Paseo de Colon, Sevilla, tickets €29 - 45 Andy and Lucas in concert, Friday, 9 p.m., Palacio de Congresos, La Linea de la Concepcion, Cadiz, tickets €15 - 50 Mikel Erentxun in concert, Saturday, 11:30 p.m., Sala Milwaukee, Bajamar Avenue, El Puerto de Santa Maria, tickets €12 Jorge Drexler in concert, April 12, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €20 - 35 Cafe Quijano in concert, April 23, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Fragela, Cadiz, tickets €15 - 30 Starlite Music Festival Marbella 2014, July 23 - Aug. 23, La Cantera de Naguales Auditorium, Marbella, for tickets visit or call 902-75-0787

Sports Half Marathon Costa de la Luz, Chipiona-Rota, April 6, starts in Blas Infante Park, Chipiona, 10 a.m., finish in Rota, Plaza de España


Campeonato del mundo de Motociclismo, May 2 - 4, Jerez Circuit, kilometer 6, Jerez-Arcos Road

Flamenco performance by Compañia de Baile Flamenco de Farruquito, Saturday, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Frafgela, Cadiz, tickets €18 - 35

Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, visit

River Journey Sanlúcar-Guadalquivir River-Doñana Park, Real Fernando Ship, Fabrica de Hielo, Bajo de Guia, daily, 10 a.m., tickets adults €16.50, children €8.20, call 956-36-3813 or visit

Flamenco performance by Compañia de Belen Amaya, Saturday, 9 p.m., Teatro Municipal Pedro Muñoz Seca, El Puerto de Santa Maria, tickets €3 - 10

Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota

Exaltacion de la Saeta, musical performance by several artists featuring music performed during Holy Week processions, April 4, 8:30 p.m., Jerez Cathedral, free admission

Upcoming Activities Running of the Bulls, April 20, Arcos de la Frontera, Paterna de Rivera, Vejer de la Frontera, Los Barrios, Benamahoma Upcoming Holidays Semana Santa (Holy Week), April 13 - 20


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energy news


Leadership, Culture Change are Paramount to Energy Conservation Goals Shipmates, I need your help and your engagement. Simply put, we’re using too much energy throughout the shore enterprise and we need to make reducing energy one of our top priorities. Make no mistake: energy usage reduction is a strategic imperative. Why? Every dollar we spend keeping lights on, powering personal coffee pots and refrigerators, or putting gas in government vehicles is a dollar that we can’t spend elsewhere on the shore - pier and runway maintenance, CDCs, base By Vice Adm. Bill French security - or, far more urgently, Commander, Navy Installations return to the fleet for operations Command - flying, steaming and training. We’ve made progress - in the shore enterprise, we used a lot less energy in 2013 than we did in 2003. We’re also making progress in where we get our energy; in 2013, we were able to make or buy a lot of the energy we used in

facilities from renewable sources. That’s encouraging, but we still have more work to do to meet the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operation’s goals for reducing energy consumption by 2020. Although we’ve made progress, we have a long way to go and I need your help. This is an all hands effort: Sailor, civilian and contractor; flag officer and seaman alike; spouses and families - everyone plays a part. So, what are we doing and what can you do? CNIC, in partnership with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, has invested in highly efficient heating and cooling systems, designing and building energy efficient facilities, special training for energy and facility managers, and advanced energy management systems. Those systems, coupled with smart meters, give us a snapshot of how much energy gets used in a given building and lets us monitor energy use in real time. Monitoring energy helps us see whether we’re meeting our energy goals, but actually meeting those goals is going to take hard work and a significant change in culture. It’s on both fronts where we need you actively engaged.

We need to turn thermostats down in the winter and up in the summer. We need to charge our personal phones and tablets at home. We need to unplug all the personal appliances in offices throughout the Navy. Just like we employ operational risk management when we embark on missions, we need to employ energy risk management before we plug it in or turn it on. Another big part of our culture change is engaged leaders and supervisors and a lot of engaged innovation at all levels. Everyone needs to think of - and then implement - their best practices and new ideas to reduce energy usage. I know of a Sailor who buys pizza for his kids when they turn lights off at his house - I can’t buy you pizza, but we need to involve everyone; this isn’t just a job for the energy managers. Navy Region Northwest is saving significant amounts of energy - and money - by using plasma lighting. These are only two examples but my point is this: we need involvement at all levels and all ideas are worthwhile. Thanks for what you’re doing, stay safe and remember to think about it before you turn it on!

Sources Sought Announcement Sources Sought notice (SS) to solicit responses from interested parties for a Healthcare Systems Specialist position in U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain. This notice is for information and planning purposes only. This is NOT an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP). This Sources Sought is not to be construed as a commitment by the government, nor will the government pay for any information submitted in response. Respondents will not be notified of the results of any government assessments. The purpose of this SS is to identify qualified candidates that are interested in the Healthcare Systems Specialist position Minimum qualifications: a. A bachelor's degree or greater in a health care, business, computer or information management major, work experience can be substituted for degree requirements. b. Two or more years as a data analyst in a health care delivery system desired. c. Experience with information management, project management, utilization review and

disease management is highly recommended. d. Ability to plan a study; collect, clean and analyze data; and develop and present reports. e. Ability to analyze extensive program data that affect the management of a health care delivery system. f. Skill in written and oral communication to prepare and present findings. g. Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills. h. Security+ certification desired. All United States contractors must obey and meet all terms and conditions required to conduct business at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain. If you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications above, please submit your résumé to Magdalena Guerra via email to by noon, Naples, Italy time, April 10.


Local news

Sports Short

Rota Blue Devils Win Over Chiclana Bears By Charlie Banks Rota Blue Devils

The Rota Blue Devils took their latest doubleheader with style Sunday, improving their win streak to nine games and their league record to 4-0. It only took two pitchers for the Blue Devils to shut down the Chiclana Bears, but what a pitching display it was. In the first game, Tony Damore threw 19 K's in a complete 9-inning, 12-4 win and in the second game, Danny White tossed a 7-inning no hitter with 12 strikeouts and zero walks in a 5-2 win. White was named the MVP for the weekend because his pitching efforts were also backed by a 4-6 day at the plate with two home runs. Other notable performances came from Akeem Maynard with a pair of home runs as well as Zach Snider and Rota Blue Devils player Akeem Maynard drives the Bobby O'Reilly who each had very nice ball during league play Sunday against Club Los Osos Chiclana. (Photo courtesy of Cam Wood) and timely hits. The Blue Devils travel to Seville Sunday to face their league-rival, Sevilla Red Sox, at the Amate Park complex. Anyone interested in supporting the Blue Devils should contact the team at one of their practices which take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. on Field 5 next to La Plaza.

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Radiothon 2014 Coming Next Week


Radiothon is April 3 and 4, and volunteers at American Forces Network (AFN) Rota will take calls from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days to take pledges and play songs. Listen live at 102.5 FM in Rota, 92.1 FM in Morón, on AFN 360 Radio or on channel 162. Here’s how Radiothon works: The day starts off with a “repeater” song. This song will play every hour all the way through and will continue to play continuously until someone else pledges money for new songs. Once the repeater has played at the beginning of each hour, other songs can be played for a minimum donation of $2. If there are no pledges, the repeater will start playing again and will play non-stop until new pledges start are coming in. For a minimum donation of $2, you can call in and request a song to be played on the radio. If a song is playing that you don’t want to hear, you can try to get it bumped off the air. To do that you must call in and pledge more money than the person pledged to play the current song. But remember, once your song is playing someone else might decide to bump you. But wait … what about the “repeater” that is still playing every hour all the way through? What if I want to get it off the air? In order to bump the “repeater,” you can call in and make

a pledge for more than the repeater amount to start a new “repeater” song. Then your “repeater” is played - without being bumped - at the beginning of every hour, and will play continuously if there are no other pledges, until someone pays enough money to bump your repeater. To add to the fun of the event, there will be raffle prize drawings throughout the day using the song pledge slips as raffle tickets. That means that the more songs you play, not only do you get to hear your music choices and boot songs off the radio, you also have more opportunities to win fun prizes. Radiothon prizes include certificates for photo prints, Spanish souvenirs, dinners for two, spa visits, hotel stays, bodega tours and more. Remember, you have to pledge money to play songs to have a chance to win. All pledges are paid for either by coming in to AFN during the event, by stopping in at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office after the event or by payment through your command Fund Drive chairperson or keyperson. If you are an active duty Sailor or Marine you can sign an allotment to pay off your pledges if needed. If you would like to participate in the event by answering phones, taking pledges or finding songs to put on the radio at AFN, please contact 727-1887 or NMCRS at 727-1614.


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tary culture. The workshop will empower participants by “demystifying” the military culture, addressing the basic of accessing installation resources, and reviewing the vast array of resources available. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email

Develop your Spending Plan

Tuesday, 9 - 10 a.m. Hands-on training to determine your financial fitness, realize your goals and plan for your future. You will leave the class ready to save, pay down debt and track expenses. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Federal Résumé Format

Wednesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Target your federal résumé to highlight your qualifications to human resources offices and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal résumé. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

Life Management

Every Friday in April, 10 a.m. - noon. Learn different ways to manage your life by dealing with stress, developing empathy, responding instead of reacting, changing that conversation with yourself, communicating assertively, adjusting your expectations, forgiving while not forgetting, retreating and thinking things over. This could be the life skills workshop that could completely change your outlook on life. This is a self-paced series meeting every Friday; four sessions will help you rediscover your life management. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Training

April 21 - 25, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This exciting, interactive five-day class will help service members be more aware of their personal financial situation. Come get all of the information you will need to be a financial resource at your command. The class will cover the need for the PFM program, debt management, savings and investing, retirement planning, insurance and car buying as well as learning how to be an effective financial counselor. The Navy needs highly motivated and influential senior military personnel to help service members become more financially aware. This CFS class will also be a refresher class for any CFS who has previously received training but needs the latest materials, and to dust off those financial skills. Only room for 12 participants so contact us early to pre-register. Call 727-3232 to register.


2014 Feria Season Schedule




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Schedule March 27th–30th what’s going on this month

Thursday, March 27th 6:00 p.m. Pompeii

(PG-13), 102’

8:30 p.m. Non-Stop

(PG-13), 107’


Friday, March 28th 6:00 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire

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

(R), 102’

8:30 p.m. Son of God ☺

(PG-13), 138’

Saturday, March 29th 1:00 p.m. Muppets Most Wanted

(PG), 113’

3:30 p.m. Divergent

(PG-13), 140’

6:30 p.m. Noah ☺

(PG-13), 134’



Theater March 27th, 6:00 p.m.

Theater March 27th, 8:30 p.m.

300: Rise of an Empire Theater, March 28th, 6:00 p.m.

Son of God Theater, March 28th, 8:30 p.m. March 30th, 6:30 p.m..

DRIVE-IN 8:00 p.m. 3 Days to Kill ☺


(PG-13), 117’

Sunday, March 30th

New Movies

1:00 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3:30 p.m. 3 Days to Kill ☺

6:30 p.m. Son of God ☺

(PG), 92’

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

(PG-13), 117’ (PG-13), 138’

Muppets Most Wanted Theater, March 29th, 1:00 p.m.



3 Days to Kill

Theater, March 29th, 3:30 p.m.

Theater, March 29th, 6:30 p.m.

Drive-In March 29th, 8:00 p.m. Theater March 30th, 3:30 p.m.

Theater Phone Number - 727-2328


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

☺New Release

during operational hours and purchase presale tickets for the Drive-In movie that will be showing on Saturday! Presale ticket holders can gain entrance starting at 6:30 p.m. General Admission ticket purchases start at 7:00 p.m.

3D Showing

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

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

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

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and adjusting to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy-the Winter Soldier. PG-13, Action/Adventure, 128’ Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie

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el mercado



To place a classified ad submit information in 25 words or less by the Thursday at 4 p.m. prior to desired publication date. Classifieds will run for one edition only. Free ads are available to TEI cardholders for non-commercial goods. Email submissions to Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Cristina Pamplona at or fax to 956-54-2997.






1998 OPEL ASTRA 1.6i: 5-door, loaded, airbags, ABS, 8-speaker Blaupunkt, metal flakes, mag wheels, new tires, cherry condition, €1,950. Call 956-84-1538. 2012 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN S: Less than 17k miles, 'Hot Chocolate,' 6-spd manual. Options; Harman Kardon stereo, iPod input, Bluetooth. Excellent condition, just serviced at BWM/MINI Jerez, purchased here new, includes free shipping to U.S. This is one way to have a second U.S. spec vehicle here for dependents, even if the sponsor already has imported a U.S. vehicle. Asking $19,750. Call Mike at 608-35-6451. 1993 MERCEDES BENZ SL 600 CONVERTIBLE: 400 horsepower convertible classic, asking $75,500 OBO, European spec., automatic, approximately 80K miles, perfect southern Spain convertible. Please call Eric at 652-65-6180. 1977 MERCEDES BENZ 280SLC COUPE: Beautiful, classic coupe, can be shipped and registered in the U.S., automatic, 170K kilometers, comfortably seats 5, for sale at $11,500. Call Eric to test drive it at 652-65-6180. 2006 VOLVO S60 2.4D: 4-door sedan with sunroof, diesel, cruise control, A/C, color is lunar gold pearl, 101K miles. Buyer must be able to purchase a tax-free car, must sell before Monday, $4,750 OBO. Call Cameron at 628-31-0870 or 727-3672. 2004 MG TF 1.8 135 HP CONVERTIBLE ROADSTER: Excellent condition, 24K kilometers, silver/black top, Spanish registration plates, ITV through August 2014, $10K OBO, 645-04-6285. 2005 OPEL ZAFIRA: Diesel, mint condition, chain distribution, ITV good, 74,000 miles, €5500, 653-78-0296. BMW 525 TDS: 99K miles, diesel, excellent shape, €2,800, 654-78-0296. 2000 CITROEN XSARA HDi: Diesel, 121K miles, just passed ITV, timing belt just changed, owned by brother of a good mechanic, in perfect shape, red, €2,790, 653-78-0296. 2002 RENAULT MEGANE: Classic DTi, diesel, beautiful shape, 87,000 m i l e s, € 2 , 5 5 0 , 6 5 3 - 7 8 - 0 2 9 6 . 2002 OPEL CORSA: Diesel, 79K miles, ITV passed, nice car, €2,650, 653-78-0296. 2004 OPEL VECTRA: 75K miles, ITV, excellent shape, transfer paid, 1 year guarantee by dealer, €4,600, 653-78-0296. 2006 PEUGEOT 307: 4 door sedan, luxury version, great shape, 68K miles, €4,950, one yearguaranteefromacardealer,653-78-0296. 2007HYUNDAIACCENT:4-doorsedan,great shape, 25K miles, €4,950, one year guarantee from a car dealer, transfer paid, 653-78-0296. 1999 AUTOMATIC RENAULT SCENIC CLASSIC: 55K miles, good shape, leather seats, silver, €2,800, 653-78-0296. 2003 RENAULT SCENIC: Diesel, great family car in good shape, 85K miles, €3,950, 653-78-0296. 2005 OPEL ZAFIRA 2.0 TDi: 7 seats, maybe best family car for Spain, smaller than other 7 seaters, maneuverable, fuel efficient, converts to 5 seater with huge trunk space, 73K miles, €5,500, 653-78-0296. 2003 RENAULT SCENIC: Great family car in pristine shape, diesel, 1.9 DCi, 100K miles, timing belt and water pump confirmed in good condition, ITV good to go, €3,900, 653-78-0296. 2000 AUTOMATIC SAAB 95: 78K miles, nice car, €2,800, 653-78-0296. 2001 VW GOLF 1.4: Gasoline, blue, reliable, fuel efficient, good car, just upgraded to as-new condition,

71K miles, €2,850, 653-78-0296. 2001 VW POLO: Navy blue, 75K miles, like new,ITVgoodtogo,€2,850. Ray653-78-0296. 1999 RENAULT LAGUNA: Automatic, gasoline, 55K miles, excellent shape, leather seats, silver, €2,850, 653-78-0296. 2005 FIAT ESTILO: 92K miles, good shape, €2,500, 653-78-0296. 2010 TATA: Spacious family car, diesel, 27K miles, €3,850, 653-78-0296. PEUGEOT 306 AUTOMATIC: 4-door sedan, A/C, electric windows, great shape, 90K miles, €2,800, Ray 653-78-0296. 2002 VW GOLF TDi: Reliable, fuel efficient, good car, just upgraded to as new condition, 100K miles, charcoal gray, ITV to August 2014, €4,950, 653-78-0296. 1998 BMW 318i: E36 body (precursor of the 1 series), motorsport, enhanced sport edition, classic, in excellent shape, silver, 72K miles, ITV to 2014, €2,850. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. 2001 BMW 318Ci: Silver, 90K miles, very nice shape, gasoline, ITV to 2014, €3,300, 653-78-0296.

MOTORCYCLES/MOPEDS 2012 VESPA SCOOTER: 50 cc scooter with top case (great condition), $1,000. For more information call 629-15-6456. 2006 HONDA SHADOW SCOOTER: 125cc scooter with top case (mint condition), $1,000. For more information call 629-15-6456. 2009 DASYTAR DAELIM CRUISER 125CC: Euro. spec., only 4K kilometers, excellent condition, new battery, includes jacket (54), gloves (XL) and two helmets, asking $2,500. Call Angel at 671-95-8407.



BABY SUPPLIES: Large collection of baby furniture to include cabinets, strollers, potty training, playpen, crib and mattress, bassinet, etc., all the furniture you need for babies 0 - 4 years old, everything negotiable. Call Rob at 722-37-6538 for details. RIMS AND COVERS: Four Universal Fit 22 inch rims with cap covers, comes with tires on three of the four rims, needs some cosmetic work, asking $550 OBO. Call 629-15-6456. HI-FI 2-CH HOME AUDIO SYSTEM: Cambridge Audio Azur 840 V2 integrated amplifier, Cambridge Audio Azur 840 CD player, Klipsch Heresy iii floorstanding speakers, balanced audio XLR cables, custom-made bi-wired speaker cables. More than $4,500 in the system, new in 2010. Will sell complete or individual pieces. Asking $2,500 for the system. Call Mike at 608-356-451.







OUTDOOR SHED: Looking for medium or large outdoor shed to hold lawn mowers, bicycles and miscellaneous items, must be in good condition. If you have one you’re interested in selling, please call Stephanie at 697-57-9000 or 956-87-6311. TRAILER: Any size. Call 648-04-4488.








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

C H I P I O N A APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, underground parking, rooftop terrace, 3-minute walk to marina and beach, furn optional, €1,200/mo., negotiable, free Internet and cable, English-speaking

landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.



TOP QUALITY NEWLY BUILT HOUSE: Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold, nice, safe area 10 min. from base/ beaches, near Venta La Rufana (“Chicken in the Dirt”), 3 bdrm. (a real master bdrm.), 2 bath (1 w/shower), lvg./dng. w/fireplace, cute kitchen w/pantry, varnish-finish doors/fitted closets, laundry/storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/sprinklers, automatic gate, driveway, large garage/ workshop, A/C and heat, €1,400/mo. (gardener and community fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1,100/mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@ Call landlord, Eloy 679-42-6377, English spoken. F U R N I S H E D F L AT F O R R E N T O N T H E P U E R T O - S A N LU C A R HIGHWAY: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen, living room, terrace, all in very good condition. Community yard and pool plus one garage space, €550. Contact Cristina at 696-98-4432. CHALET NEXT TO VISTAHERMOSA: 550 m2 lot, 250 m2 built, 6 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, dressing room, 100 m2 basement, laundry room. Price €1,600/mo., A-1314. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot, 190 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, living room w/fireplace, pool, 2 porches and covered garage. Price €2,200/mo. A-1310. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 950 m2 lot, 450 m2 built, magnificent quality, 7 ample bdrms., 5 1/2 bath, central in-floor heat, large kitchen w/office, 60 m2 lvg. rm., dressing rm., very ample semi-basement, garage, well for watering, pool, solar energy. Price €3,000/mo. A-1307. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. OCEAN VIEW, NEXT TO THE BEACH: Large houses, townhouses and apartments in El Puerto de Santa Maria, w/pool, A/C, garage, garden, etc. Contact etiamds@hotmail. es, 956-48-2321 or Ed 639-31-0436. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 150 m2 built, 450 m2 lot, 3 bdrm., attic, 3 1/2 bath, ample lvg. rm., large furnished kitchen, ground-level parking, A/C, nice yard. Price €1,050/mo., A-1204. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN LAS REDES: 180 m2 built, 510 m2 lot, 4 bdrm., attic, 3 bath, study, A/C, central heat, propane gas, ample kitchen, nice yard, street level parking. Price €1,500/mo., A-1193. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. APARTMENT IN EL ANCLA: 1 bdrm., 1 bath apartment in the building Ancora in El Ancla, 60m2 furnished, terrace, acclimatized, ample community areas with pools, garage and storage room, €550/mo. Call 659-19-0407. FLAT IN VISTAHERMOSA: 200 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, central heat, extra room, 50 m2 terrace, 2 car garage, community area with pool. Price €1,600, A-1162. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot; 5 bdrm., 4 bath, ample kitchen, A/C, fireplace, nice yard, driveway. Maintenance of yard and pool included in rent, A-1269 rent €1,900. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN SOTO VISTAHERMOSA: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 60 m2 basement, nice garden, furn./unfurn., A/C, private parking, asking €1,200, A-1075. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 270 m2 plot, 156 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, big laundry area, nice terrace, driveway, asking €1,150, A-0346. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. DETACHED HOUSE IN EL PUERTO: Detached large houses in El Puerto de Santa Maria near commercial center Vistahermosa, 4 bdrm., 2 bath,

outside storage rm. A/C, nice kitchen, auto driveway, gardener included, €1,400 - 1,600. Call Ed 639-31-0436 or email BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath with awesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken). TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIALAREA: 4 bdrm.,1.5bath,fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/ mo. Call 696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 3 bath, furn. kitchen, lrg. covered laundry rm., small dng. area, lvg. area w/ fireplace, A/C and heat, yard and private parking, close to the base and beach. Asking €1,050 (includes gardener). Contact Coco 699-79-4899 (English speaker) .

TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 square meters, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email LARGE HOUSE OFF PUERTO-ROTA BYPASS ROAD: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, lvg./dng. rm. with fireplace, large fully equipped kitchen, storage room, yard with private pool and driveway, €1,800/mo. Call 639-82-5070 or email






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





FLAT FACING THE BEACH: 120 m2 next to the Playa de la Luz Hotel, 20 meters from the sea shore, community pool, private underground parking and large private front yard, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, salon, kitchen fully furnished, A/C and heat, closets, community fees included, English speaking landlords, listed in housing, €1600 (negotiable). Call Ernesto 667-68-4657 or email to TOWNHOUSE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION: 160 m2 in a new quiet area, near the beach. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, garage and patios, €1,200/mo. negotiable. Call Antonio 625-37-2963. TOWNHOUSE NEAR HOTEL PLAYA DE LA LUZ: 200 meters from the beach,

130 m2 in two stories. Downstairs: lvg./dng. rm., 1/2 bath, kitchen with small interior patio and porch; upstairs: 4 bdrm., 2 bath, lots of light, A/C and screens, €1,200/mo. Call 617-72-8918. NEW HOUSE: Located in Avenida Castilla la Mancha,18, 3 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, heat, fireplace, with yard and underground parking, listed in housing. Price €1,360 (negotiable), info ZEN Restaurant/Richard 659-22-6458. NEW BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE: 2 bdrm., 1 bath, lvg. rm. w/kitchen and garage, 309 square foot terrace (all rooms and terrace ocean view, beach front line), central heating, A/C, direct private access to the promenade and “La Costilla” Beach (best one in Rota), €1,100, listed in housing. Located at Avenida de Sevilla, 51, Rota. For information, call 665-81-9057. FANTASTIC CHALET IN ROTA: Please see photo on page 14 of this issue. 1,000 m2 lot, 220 m2 built, two ample liv. rms., 4 bdrm., 3 bath (one w/exterior access and one in master bdrm. with dressing room), large kitchen plus laundry room, large rooftop terrace, 9x5-meter pool, barbecue area, 400 m2 yard, porch, parking for 5 cars and 2 storage rooms (20 m2), A/C and heating system throughout the house, screens on all windows, alarm system, buzzer and automated garage entrance, (pool, yard maintenance and Internet access includedintherent),5feettothebeach,€2,200, negotiable. Call Sonia at 651-83-0004 (English speaking) or Ismael at 671-19-8852 (Spanish) or email COSTA BALLENA: Open plan kitchen and living room, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, terrace, laundry, parking, storage room, fully furnished (but can empty if required), Wi-Fi included, community pool, community garden, private security, gated, 800 meters to the beach and the golf club, 10 minutes by car from the naval station (Costa Ballena) Contact NEW DUPLEX IN ROTA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and laundry rm., lvg./dng. rm., garage, storage rm., central heating, A/C and fireplace, large terrace with views to the pool and rooftop terrace. Call Ana at 647-91-2971. PRETTY TOWNHOUSE IN NEW AREA OF ROTA: Lots of light, 2 bdrm. (one large), private parking, big basement, 80 m2 terrace with lots of sun and okay for barbecue. Call 629-73-7038.

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

MISCELLANEOUS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Ver y responsible, caring and polite university student would like to work in childcare during the months of July and August in order to practice her English. Call Blanca at 633-10-4642. CAR DETAILING: Hand washing and detailing of any vehicle. Please c a l l M e rc h i at 6 7 5 - 1 3 - 5 2 3 5 . MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Self-employed driver with truck is available for moves/ transports. Reasonable rates. Contact or 678-41-5673. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Home care provider lots of experience. Worked in the States for 7 years. First aid, CPR and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.




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

E M P L O Y M E N T EMPLOYEMNT: Come work for us! Search for jobs, apply online or just create a profile for future job openings all at the click of a button! Visit HRO: Supervisory Marketing Technician, GS-1001-07, closes Monday; Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-11, closes April 7. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP flex), Club Operations Assistant (business), Cashier (business), Recreation Aide NTE 20 hours/week, Recreation Assistant (USNSE Lisbon) and Child and Youth Program School Liaison Officer (CYP). Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR's website by visiting No need to come to the office, fill it out and submit it all from your home.


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