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Volume 24, Issue 8
U.S. Naval Activities, Spain
USNS Spearhead Departs Rota, Ready to Work with Partners in Africa
By MC2 Jeff Atherton USNS Spearhead Public Affairs
The U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) departed Rota, Sunday, destined for the waters off Africa to participate with Africa partners in a series of engagements and exercises. Since departing its homeport in Virginia Beach, Va., Spearhead has traveled more than 9,000 nautical miles and made port visits to Rota, Spain and Souda Bay, Greece, and participated in maritime security efforts in the Mediterranean region. For the remainder of the ship’s maiden deployment, Spearhead is slated to support partnership-building and maritime security efforts off the coast of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS, which began in 2007, leverages training and operational engagements to enable skill-sets and interoperability among regional partners through a continuum of efforts. “We are looking forward to the next leg of this mission,” said Navy Capt. Marc Lederer, Spearhead’s mission commander. “We have a lot of important work to do off the coast of West Africa and we look forward to strengthening the existing relationships that the United States has with our partner nations.” As part of APS, Spearhead will participate in two U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica-facilitated maritime exercises Saharan Express and Obangame Express. During these exercises, Spearhead will
The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) pulls into Naval Station Rota, Saturday as part of the ship’s final Mediterranean port visit before heading to the waters off the west coast of Africa. Spearhead is deployed to the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility, supporting the U.S. commitment to presence and partnerships in these regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant Wamack)
work alongside partners in increasing maritime-domain-awareness and maritime-security-capabilities. “We look forward to working with our partner nations, and sharing with them the capabilities of this versatile ship,” said Capt. Douglas Casavant, the civil service master of the 338-foot-long aluminum catamaran. With a rapidly reconfigurable
20,000-square-foot cargo stowage area, seating for more than 300 embarked personnel, and a top speed of 35 knots, Spearhead complements existing U.S. capabilities. The versatile ship can perform a wide range of missions from crisis response to humanitarian relief and the ship’s highspeed capabilities enable it to be where it matters when it matters, and will comple-
ment the U.S. Navy’s destroyers and other assets currently assigned in theater. Throughout the ship’s maiden deployment, Spearhead is scheduled to visit and interact with more than 20 nations and sail more than 15,000 nautical miles, highlighting U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica/U.S. 6th Fleet’s commitment and emphasis to partnerships and operating forward.
Tuition Assistance: College Accreditation Type May Affect Sailors' Wallets By Susan D. Henson Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Sailors working on completing a degree should ensure their school has the appropriate type of accreditation or it could cost them money later, said Center for Personal and Professional Development education professionals Feb. 24. "Most students know the school they attend should have some sort of accreditation as a way of ensuring the quality of their education, but they don't understand how important the type of accreditation is in their school selection," said Ernest D'Antonio, director of Navy Voluntary Education at the Center for Personal and Professional Development. "I've seen way too many examples of service members using their tuition assistance or G.I. Bill education benefits to earn a de-
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gree at a school whose credits aren't transferrable to or recognized by other schools. And when a Sailor's benefit is spent, it's spent." According to Raymond Sayre, director of the Navy College Office in San Diego, there are three kinds of accreditation. One is regional, which is granted by an accrediting organization in one of six regions in the United States. "Regional accrediting organizations review educational institutions as a whole," he said. "Schools with regionally accredited programs focus on academic theory for a full range of degrees from accounting to zoology at all educational levels." National accreditation is another type. Sayre said nationally accredited institutions fill a different educational need than those with regional accreditation. "The real difference is that national accrediting
bodies focus on operational/technical skills. These accreditors tend to focus on a particular discipline such as business or technical skills, or distance learning," he said. The third kind is accreditation for specialized programs and single-purpose organizations. A specialized accreditation is typically granted for a particular section or discipline within a regionally accredited educational institution, such as for a school's law, medical or engineering program. It's confusing because it's complicated, according to D'Antonio. "The key for Sailors is to understand how accreditation directly relates to their educational goals," he said. "This is part of why Navy College Program education
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Attention Las Palmeras Housing Residents: Capt. Greg Pekari is calling a special town hall meeting Friday, 11 a.m. at the indoor theater to update family housing occupants on recent water-testing initiatives. This meeting will also provide clarification for residents and dispel any rumors associated with this testing. At least one person from each home in Las Palmeras should attend.
A Long, Successful History - Happy Birthday Seabees! Growing up in the Navy as a Seabee has been fun, challenging and rewarding. The experiences and skills that I learned have been invaluable to me and my family. As we celebrate the birthday of the Seabees, I will try to describe a small part of what a Seabee is. Seabees were born after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into the war. The use of civilian labor in war zones was impractical and at the time under international law, civilians were not permitted to resist enemy military attack. Resistance meant summary execution as guerrillas. The need for a militarized Naval Construction Force to build advance bases in the war zone was self-evident. It was Rear Admiral Ben Moreell who was determined to activate, organize and man Navy construction units. On the 5th of January 1942, he received authority from the Bureau of Navigation to recruit men from the construction trades for assignment to a Naval Construction Regiment, composed of three Naval Construction Battalions. This is the actual beginning of the renowned Seabees, who obtained their CMDCM (SCW/FMF) Del Terrell Jr. designation from the initial letters of Construction Battalion. Admiral Moreell personally furnished them with their official motto: Construimus, Batuimus - "We Build, We Fight." These first Seabees were not raw recruits when they voluntarily enlisted. Emphasis in recruiting them was placed on experience and skill, so all they had to do was adapt their civilian construction skills to military needs. To obtain men with the necessary qualifications, physical standards at the time were a little less rigid than in other branches of the Armed Forces. Their ages ranged from 18 to 50 years old, but after the formation of the initial battalions, it was discovered that several were past the age of 60 and had managed to slide under the radar because they wanted to make a difference as well (during this period the average age of a Seabee was 37). It was after December 1942 the voluntary enlistments were halted by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and men for the construction battalions had to be obtained through the Selective Service System. Seabees were, on average, much younger and came into the service with only the basic skills. There also became another problem that arose at the Bureau of Yards and Docks ... Who should command the construction battalions? By Navy regulations, military command of naval personnel was limited to line officers. Yet it was deemed essential that the newly established construction battalions should be commanded by officers of the Civil Engineer Corps, who were trained in the skills required for the performance of construction work. The bu-
reau proposed that the necessary command authority should be given to its Civil Engineer Corps officers. However, the Bureau of Naval Personnel (successor to the Bureau of Navigation) strongly objected to this proposal. Despite this opposition, Admiral Moreell personally presented the question to the Secretary of the Navy. On March 19, 1942, after due deliberation, the Secretary gave authority for officers of the Civil Engineer Corps to exercise military authority over all officers and enlisted men assigned to construction units. The Secretary's decision, which was incorporated in Navy regulations, removed a major roadblock in the conduct of Seabee operations. Of equal importance, it constituted a very significant morale booster for Civil Engineer Corps officers because it provided a lawful command authority status that tied them intimately into combat operations, which is the primary reason for the existence of any military force. From all points of view, Admiral Moreell's success in achieving this contributed ultimately to the great success and fame of the Seabees. Here is a poem that comes close to describing what a Seabee is: “Between the awkwardness of a soldier and the dignity of a Marine, there is a questionable character called a Seabee. “Seabees come in assorted sizes, shapes and weights, but all have the same code: To enjoy every second of every hour of every day, at work or play, and to protest by griping - their most beloved privilege - when issued an order. “Seabees are found everywhere: On top of, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around, or more likely than not, 'turning to.' “Mothers and sweethearts love them, fathers are proud of them, brothers look up to them, sisters admire them, airdales dislike them, company commanders tolerate them and chief petty officers drive them. “They like: liberty, leave, holidays, weekends, girls, boys, chow, beer, movies, gedonks, swimming, sleep and comic books. They aren't too hot for: duty nights, watches, taps, reveille, routine discipline, officers, drills or secured heads, “A Seabee is a magical creature: You can chew them out but you can't get the work done without them: They are often times dirty, unpolished and unkept, sometimes overbearing and many times reluctant. “A Seabee is a person of magical abilities: They can weld, build, drive, repair and fight: they can wreck or They can beautify and is known for making something out of nothing. Work never tires them nor do they seem to get tired of it. "Their motto is 'can do,' to which they have added 'has done' and 'did,' this miraculous record being recognized in the form of 'well done' by everyone from the commanding officer on down. “The average Seabee is a thick-headed individual of a variety of nationalities. They won't admit it anywhere to anyone, except in the defense of their Corps, that theirs is the best job in the Navy. “Without them, the fleet would have nothing to gripe about,
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professionals exist - to help Sailors make the best choice for them." Sayre pointed out that one type of accreditation isn't necessarily better than the others; it is simply contingent on the student's objectives. "It depends on what professional path Sailors are choosing," he said. "If they want a hands-on career in the vocational or technical world such as auto repair, electronics, nuclear technician, etc., they may benefit by choosing a school with national accreditation. If their choice is the academic world - teacher, law, business or doctor, for example - they ought to choose regional accreditation. Many nationally accredited schools offer advanced vocational or technical education and training programs that are excellent and meet the needs for which they were designed." A handful of schools have both regional and national accreditation, but Sayre said it isn't common. Gary Henwood, an educational services specialist at Navy College Office (NCO) Whidbey Island, Wash., said it's important for Sailors to view their school choice in the broader spectrum of their current - and future educational goals. "When Sailors apply for commissioning programs such as Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program or Seaman-to-Admiral 21, the participating universities and colleges are regionally accredited and may not accept credits from nationally accredited schools." For this reason, Henwood advises Sailors specifi-
cally trying for a commission to ensure they attend an accredited school whose credits are transferrable to other programs since it's up to each school what transfer credits it will accept. Sailors not applying for a commissioning program should still carefully consider how they're using the tuition assistance program to complete classes toward their degree, or it could result in bad news. Henwood gave an example of a Sailor he worked with last year who completed a Bachelor of Science in Business from a nationally accredited school, which he used Navy tuition assistance to complete. He then applied to a regionally accredited school's MBA program, but that school didn't honor his bachelor's degree. "Because the Navy only pays for one bachelor's degree, he will have to go back and pay out-of-pocket for a regionally accredited degree program or return to the original school for its MBA, which limits his choices," said Henwood. While this is one example, there is no steadfast rule. Sayre pointed out that some regionally accredited schools do accept credits earned from a nationally accredited school. "A degree from many nationally accredited schools can make you eligible for a commissioning program, depending on which school you earned your degree from," Sayre said. "Also, a high-tech degree from a nationally accredited school may make you more competitive for employment after completion of military obligation." The U.S. Department of Education has a College Navigator (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) on
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its website to assist students in evaluating schools in areas such as costs, financial aid access and graduation rates. Navy students have an additional resource - education professionals at Navy College Offices and the Virtual Education Center. "Degree types are an individual choice," Sayre said. "Our job as counselors is to provide information - without opinion - that enables the individual to make educated choices." Sayre said Sailors should thoroughly research schools and ask the right questions. "Any school an individual is going to invest in should be 'checked out' to ensure the institution is able to meet the needs and long-term goals of the individual. Impartial, professional counseling and advisement is critical," he said. According to D'Antonio, Voluntary Education and Navy College Program professionals are committed to helping Sailors reach their educational and credentialing goals. "We provide the necessary academic programs that meet the needs of an educated force and provide the needed academic advice and counseling that guides our Sailors toward their life-long learning goals," he said. "When we are successful in this mission, we have served the Navy and the Sailor." For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/ and http:// www.navy.mil/local/voledpao/, https://www.facebook. com/pages/Center-for-Personal-and-ProfessionalDevelopment/100056459206 and Twitter @CENPERSPROFDEV.
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Marines would have nothing to talk about - and history would have nothing to write about!” ~ Anonymous Seabees have been ,and continue to be, a part of every major war or amphibious assault since World War II and were among the first to arrive to the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Today Seabees are still performing work in Afghanistan, as well as providing aid in reconstruction efforts and zero phase operations throughout the world needing disaster relief. There are numerous stories that define a Seabee, here is one that I grew up listening to in the Seabees and that the Naval Heritage and History Command defines so well and clearly demonstrates their motto of "Can Do" "The largest and most impressive project tackled by the Seabees in the 1950s was the construction of Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines. Civilian contractors, after taking one look at the forbidding Zombales Mountains and the maze of jungle at Cubi Point, claimed it could not be done. Nevertheless, the Seabees proceeded to do it! Begun in 1951 at the height of the Korean War, it took five years and an estimated 20 million man-hours to build this new, major Navy base. At Cubi Point, Seabees cut a mountain in half to make way for a nearly two-mile-long runway. They blasted coral to fill a section of Subic Bay, filled swampland, moved trees as much as a 150 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet in diameter, and even relocated a native fishing village. The result was an air station, and an adjacent pier that was capable of docking the Navy's largest carriers. Undoubtedly as important as the finished project, however, was the indispensable leadership and construction experience gained by the postwar generation of Seabees. The construction of Cubi Point Naval Air Station was a mammoth learning experience as well as a superb job well done." With a rich history and many honors to their name, the Seabees deserve a big thanks for their contributions to the defense of our nation and the impacts they’ve made on our history. By the end of the war, 325,000 men enlisted in the Seabees. Today, Seabees total just more than 5,600 active component and 5,500 Reserve component. The mission continues to increase and they continue to answer the call and this is how they do it ... "WITH WILLING HEARTS AND SKILLFUL HANDS, THE DIFFICULT WE DO AT ONCE, THE IMPOSSIBLE TAKES A BIT LONGER! WITH COMPASSION FOR OTHERS WE BUILD - WE FIGHT FOR PEACE WITH FREEDOM." If you see a Seabee, a spouse of a Seabee, someone who has worked with a Seabee or a friend of a Seabee, tell them Happy Birthday! HOORAH 212° CMC
Safe Food Handling Tips Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota
It is that time of the year, when spring is just around the corner and it is getting a little warmer. It is a good time to think about food safety to protect you and your family from foodborne illnesses. Here are a few food safety tips to keep you safe: - To start, always wash your hands before handling food, after using the restroom, transitioning from preparing one dish to another and after using cleaning solvents and utensils. - Minimize bare-hand contact with meats and poultry. - Be sure to have all food within the correct storage temperatures of 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/
healthyhomes/bytopic/foodsafety.html for cooking temperatures for all meats and poultry to prevent the growth of pathogens. Use a meat thermometer to check temperatures. Safe temperatures usually range from 145 degrees Fahrenheit to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. - Finally, keep your area free of all dirt, debris and unwanted insects. Be sure to properly clean all utensils and equipment prior to food preparation. Enjoy the season and stay Healthy for Life!
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ERAU Hosts Tax Seminar Highlighting Tax Filing Overseas, Common Errors By Silvia Hughes ERAU Rota Site Director
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Rota Campus hosted a brown bag lunch seminar to cover common tax issues that affect military taxpayers while living overseas, Feb. 21. Stephen Smith, senior civilian attorney for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and adjunct associate professor for EmbryRiddle, presented this topic to the Rota community. With more than 25 years of experience dealing with foreign tax issues in Germany and teaching at the yearly U.S. Army in Europe (USAREUR) Tax Conference, Smith brought his knowledge and expertise to help the Rota community during this year’s tax filing season. "Euphoria is getting a large tax refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to begin with," said Smith during his presentation. He explained to attendees the different forms available through IRS and referenced to some of the common mistakes or beliefs that Americans stationed or retired overseas make. According to Smith, these include: 1. Assuming they don't have to continue to pay state income tax to their state of legal residence. While some states
have special tax breaks for the military, and others exempt you from having to file if you meet a three-part test, there are still a lot of states that tax you regardless of whether you are in the state or not. You should not assume anything when it comes to state taxes. You should visit your local tax assistance center and consult with the professionals there. 2. Confusing the terms "home of record" and "state of legal residence." Your "home of record" is a military administrative term and determines where your household goods get sent when you get out of the military. It's not easy to change your home of record. Your "state of legal residence" can be changed, but only if you are living in the state when you decide to change your residence. It's hard to do that when you are overseas. The "losing state" is likely to reject the change and keep on taxing you. 3. Military retirees overseas often neglect to file a U.S. income tax return. They don't realize that as U.S. citizens they have a continuing obligation to file a U.S. income tax return every year. Any pay that comes from the U.S. government, whether it's active, retiree or civil service pay, is not excluded as overseas earned income, regardless of where you live. Retirees who receive income from
Senior Civilian Attorney for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Stephen Smith presents information on tax issues that affect military taxpayers overseas during a brown bag lunch seminar, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Feb. 21. (Photo by Carolyn Palugod)
any organization other than the U.S. federal government must complete Form 2555 or 2555-EZ when filing. 4. Service members and other U.S. government employees stationed overseas cannot take the foreign earned income exclusion on their military or civilian pay from the government. As far as the IRS is concerned, they might as well have earned that pay stateside. It is fully taxable. "With all Navy Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Centers now using the self-service model, along with the ease of use of electronic filing software, it is
more important than ever to learn how to prepare your taxes, and do it proficiently to save yourself money,” said VITA Center Director Lt. Allison Couch. “This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert in military tax law about issues that impact your taxes, and work toward confidently preparing your own returns." The local community is reminded that the VITA Center is open. Appointments can be made by calling 727-1217 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If calling to make an appointment, please leave a message and someone will be in touch to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities
Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Dietician, Kay Lehman, will be providing commissary tours every Tuesday during the month of March. Meet Lehman at 10 a.m. at the commissary entrance, and learn how to make healthy choices when you shop. Call Health Promotions at 727-3550 for more information.
Are you looking for a way to give back to the community, build your resume, 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.
Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a nutrition, education and supplemental food program for qualified members of the uniformed services, civilian employees, DoD contractors living overseas and their family members. Participants include pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC benefits include one-on-one nutrition counseling, nutrition and health screenings, breast-feeding education, breast pump loan program, infant and child feeding tips and drafts redeemable for nutritious foods. Call 727-2921 for more information.
Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities
Child Find for children 3 - 5 years of age is an ongoing outreach program that locates and identifies children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please contact Deanna Forney at 727-4185 or 727-4435.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base chapel. Call the DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.
eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DoD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. Materials may be ordered online at http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407.
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 http://worldwide.erau.edu or contact your local office at email@example.com to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-2984.
UMUC Offers Flexible Programs
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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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 jus-
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tice, 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 email@example.com.
Term 4 Enrollment Begins Now
Term 4 begins March 17. Central Texas College (CTC) is currently open for registration and class enrollment. CTC is offering face-to-face classes in the following degree programs: criminal justice, fire protection, child development, hospitality management, as well as plenty of online courses. For more information contact CTC field representatives at 727-2574 or email CTC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Offices will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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 7272799 or email@example.com.
OU Offers Master of Human Relations
The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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An Alternative Lifestyle for Lent; Separate Yourself from the Norm I did not win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics this year. I didn't win gold partly because I was here working. I did watch some of the events including the freestyle skiing half pipe. The half-pipe is not something you smoke but it's like being at a skateboard park only you are on skis and snow- all of us cool people know that. If you watched it you know David Wise of the USA won the gold medal in this event (remember, I had to work). What I found interestChaplain Patrick Riley ing is the headline the next day at NBC Olympics.com (NBC had the coverage contract). The headline read, "David Wise's alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold." Now, an alternative lifestyle is a lifestyle generally perceived to be outside the cultural norm. With such a headline I thought that maybe Wise lived with goats, slept hanging from the ceiling or maybe wore underwear on his head. According to the article, Wise is a 23-year-old with a
wife and daughter. As someone who regularly attends church, according to the article, Wise said he could one day see himself being a pastor. Oh dear. The article is actually complimentary about David Wise's â€˜wiseâ€™ (NBC's word) life. What surprised many is what NBC thinks is an alternative lifestyle. I think that there are two aspects of the article that deserve consideration. One part is that the people at NBC think a lifestyle as a church-going husband and father is "alternative," and the other is that it is odd that a 23-year-old acts like an adult. As for the first part, maybe the editors don't know many families with a husband, wife and daughter that go to church. But in the real world, and on this base, most of us have met such a strange creature. As for the second part, there are many of our Sailors, Marines and Airmen who would say they entered adulthood around 18 and have been acting like adults ever since. I could expound forever on those two subjects, but the purpose of this article is not to rag on NBC. It is to encourage you to your own "alternate" lifestyle, especially during the Lenten season. Lent started yesterday with Ash Wednesday. Lent has traditionally been a time to examine your life, repent and seek God's mercy (leading us to Good Friday and Easter).
In response to God's mercy, we try to live the lifestyle God desires and grow to an adult faith. The Lenten alternative lifestyle is God-centered. This alternative lifestyle includes following God's way and includes striving to be a good husband, wife, child, neighbor and such, even if we are young. To live a repentant and God-centered life is an alternative life in our time. To grow to an adult understanding of your faith is rare. I do find it fascinating that NBC views a man taking care of his wife and daughter as an alternative lifestyle. Another observer said, "if this is any indication of media views on normalcy, our society is pretty much doomed." The cool thing about living a God-centered lifestyle is that it doesn't matter if the culture supports it or not. They may think you are uncool or weird and they may not want to be your best friend, but all of that is temporary. A time is coming when the only lifestyle that will exist is the God-centered one, and that will be great. God's gold is better than Olympic gold. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians, "everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever." And by the way, good job David Wise. To speak to me or another chaplain regarding this topic, please contact the chapel at 727-2161.
New Programs at Brindo Mi Vida
Revelation: The most debated, feared, and misunderstood book of the Bible. Join us at Brindo mi Vida every Sunday night at 6 p.m. as we begin a teaching series through the book of Revelation. We also have the new The Gospel Project for Kids. A new Sunday school class for your little ones at Brindo mi Vida. Every Sunday night at 6 p.m. at the chapel.
DGF / FFSC NEWS
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 DGFPTSA2@gmail.com.
TerraNova standardized testing for DGF Elementary, Middle and High School students, Monday through March 14.
Early Release March 14
School improvement day March 14, early release at 1 p.m. for Elementary School students and 1:15 p.m. for Middle and High School students.
End of Quarter
Third quarter ends April 3.
No School April 4
Teacher work day, no school for all students April 4.
hours out of your workday to receive the latest information to pass on to your sponsoree. Representatives from housing, personnel support detachment, personal property, WIC and the school liaison officer will let you know everything you need to know to ensure incoming personnel have a smooth and hassle free transfer. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.
Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon. Just returning from deployment and need to get back into a routine? The post-deployment brief can assist you in putting together a plan to get your finances, household and any other areas back into their pre-deployment mode. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend this brief. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or email your resume with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Parenting Mondays (ages 3 - 12 years old)
March Mondays, 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 727-3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Succeed)
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.
March 6, 2014
Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. Have you been assigned as a sponsor? If so, take a couple
Monday through March 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore information about your transition from the military, the job search process, your benefits and your responsibilities. The Transition Assistance Program is here to assist you. Please contact your command career counselor to sign up.
Saving and Investing
Tuesday, 9 - 10 a.m. Retirement? Kids’ college? TSP? 401K? This dynamic workshop gives you information you need to make an informed decision about your future. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
See "FFSC NEWS," page 14
March 6, 2014
Activities Crafts and second hand market, Compas del Convento Street (by main public market), every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rota 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. 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 p.m. - 6 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit http://www.rutadelossentidos.com 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 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 http://www.realescuela.org 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 http://www.visitasdonana.com Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota
Arts Polaroid Vintage photo display by Juanjo Castillo, through Wednesday, Sala de Exposiciones Caja Inmaculada, Isaac Peral Square, El Puerto de Santa Maria Painting display by Pepe Carretero, through March 23, Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz El Legado de Boaddil, through March, Carlos V Palace (by La Alhambra), Granada Painting display by Pepe Carretero, through March 23, Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz
Performance by Joaquin Grilo’s Flamenco Company, Saturday, 9 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Plaza Romero Martinez, Jeres de la Frontera, for tickets info visit http://www.festivaldejerez.es Flamenco show, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.
Music Musical “Symphonic Abba,” March 13, 9 p.m., Palacio de Congresos, La lInea de la Concepcion, Cadiz, for tickets visit http://www.telentrada.es Reincidentes in concert, March 18, 9 p.m., Sala Paul, Paul Street, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €15
Comer por la cara, free testing of tapas, ends Sunday, (weekends), downtown Chipiona
Starlite Music Festival Marbella 2014, July 23 - Aug. 23, La Cantera de Naguales Auditorium, Marbella, for tickets visit http://starlitemarbella.com or call 902-75-0787
Ruta de la Manzanilla y la Tapa, through March 30, drink and tapa €2.50, downtown Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Circuito Hipico del Sur (Sunshine Tour), through March 23, Dehesa Monetenmedio, Vejer de la Frontera, for more info visit http://www.subshinetour.net
XVIII Festival Flamenco de Jerez, ends Saturday, Teatro Villamarta, Plaza Romero Martinez, Jerez de la Frontera, visit http://www.festivaldejerez.es Performance by Manuel Liñan’s Flamenco Company, Thursday, 9 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Plaza Romero Martinez, Jerez de la Frontera, for tickets visit http://www.festivaldejerez.es Flamenco performance by Paco Serrano, Friday, 7 p.m. Sala Paul, Paul Street, Jerez de la Frontera Performance by Angel Muñoz’ Flamenco Company, Friday, 9 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Plaza Romero Martinez, Jerez de la Frontera, for tickets info visit http://www.festivaldejerez.es
Upcoming Activities 2014 Carnaval dates Cadiz, through Sunday Chipiona, through Sunday Rota, through Sunday San Fernando, through Sunday El Puerto de Santa Maria, through Sunday Sanlúcar de Barrameda, through Sunday Upcoming Holidays Semana Santa (Holy Week), April 13 - 20
TEAM ROTA IN THE SPOTLIGHT
March 6, 2014
Team Rota in the Spotlight Sgt. David Jester
Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
A native of Charleston, S.C., Sgt. David Jester joined the United States Marine Corps May 19, 2008. He attended boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. and went to Military Occupational Specialty School (MOS) as a 0331, machine gunner, at Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, N.C. In 2008, Jester reported to his first duty station, Camp Lejeune, N.C. with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines India Company. In 2010, he was deployed to Afghanistan for the first time and was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of hisinjuries, he was awarded the Purple Heart. In May 2011, he went on his second deployment to Afghanistan where he provided suppressive fire as the overwatch (an armed cover for group operations). In 2012, he joined the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company (FAST) Company Europe aboard Naval Station Rota. Jester serves as the training non-commissioned officer (NCO) for the Marines deployed here. He primarily sets up training sessions and events with other nations and the Marines, as well as other military branches. Additionally, he goes to the gun range where he observes how the platoons train, and steps in if someone is doing something incorrect. Jester said his biggest accomplishment thus far was serving as the assistant action officer to a multiple-nation training event held in Israel. “You can’t fail if you never tried.” If you would like to nominate someone for the Team Rota in the Spotlight please email Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant Wamack at email@example.com. Team Rota is open to all active duty, civilians and dependents in Spain.
March 6, 2014
Fund Drive Kicks Off in Rota
Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain kicked off the Active Duty Fund Drive on behalf of the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) at the Community Service Building, Feb. 27. This annual drive, conducted by service members, is designed to raise money to contribute to the NMCRS fund. Founded in 1904, the NMCRS is a private, non-profit charitable organization that provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows and survivors when in need. “The Active Duty Fund Drive is our primary source of funds,” said NMCRS Director June Brennan. “The fund drive helps us to fund grants, cover the increased number of loans and makes sure we have the money coming in that will keep us going.
The repayment of our previous loans is our main source of funds, but the Fund Drive helps cover those loans that need to be converted to a grant when circumstances change and the service member can’t afford to pay us back. Also, the Fund Drive helps to cover special programs like the combat casualty nurses.” Last year the NMCRS overall saw 84,466 cases and provided more than $49.5 million in financial assistance worldwide. The Rota office was involved in 292 of the cases. “We are here to help this community,” said Brennan. “We are the only charity that can say that nearly 100 percent of our donations are used to help active duty, retirees and their families. I’ve heard so many times people say ‘I never thought I would need to come in for help.’ You never know when it will be your turn to ask for that helping hand. Think about paying it forward now because you might be here
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Wednesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Ten seconds. That is the average time a prospective employer takes to first review your résumé. Discover the key elements on a résumé and how to catch the employer’s eye. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job. Call 727-3232 to sign up.
Survive and Thrive Café
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come and spend some
Members from the Naval Station Rota community cut the cake to kick off the Active Duty Fund Drive on behalf of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), Feb. 27. The annual drive provides a myriad of support to NMCRS and Sailors and Marines who need support.
later on or someone close to you might need that help.” Unexpected events occur and sometimes members need help from NMCRS, said Brennan.
time chatting about your experiences in Spain. Share with us, and with others like you, your frustration and successes. Both new arrivals as well as experienced “Roteños” are welcome to this “walking seminar.” Walk with us through downtown Rota, and get some advice on how to thrive and survive when visiting grocery stores, markets, etc. We have created this spouse oriented “field trip” to help you during your personal adaptation to your new Rota community. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration. Seats are limited.
“Everyone talks about helping a shipmate. What better way to help them than to put money in the pot when someone needs it,” said Brennan.
T-GPS: Accessing Higher Education Track
March 18 - 19, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This course is designed to guide personnel transitioning out of the military to prepare you for a variety of decisions involved in choosing a degree completion program, preparing for the college admissions application process and finding funding. The expected outcome is you will create a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution. Call 727-3232 or Navy Counselor 1st Class Marrah Giardini by March 17 to sign up for this class!
Out and about
March 6, 2014
OUT and ABOUT
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Butow, left, takes the oath of office from Lt. Jeff Maskol during Butow's commissioning ceremony Friday. Butow, formerly a senior chief, was commissioned during Friday's ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III)
Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) enjoy the Spanish weather on a visit to Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain, Feb. 15. Donald Cook is the first of four destroyers to be stationed in Rota as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to the ballistic missile defense system. (Photo courtesy of Cmdr. Charles Hampton)
March 6, 2014
Music for a Cause - Radiothon Raises Money for Active Duty Fund Drive By AFN Rota
Are you ready to do battle on the airwaves and raise money for a good cause at the same time? American Forces Network (AFN) Rota is gearing up to support the Active Duty Fund Drive on behalf of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) with its premiere event: Radiothon 2014. Radiothon is an annual event spearheaded by AFN Rota that gives the local community an opportunity to hear great music, win prizes and perhaps most importantly, give back to the NMCRS that serves service members and families. “It’s a great chance for our audience to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and have some fun while doing it,” said Keith Boydston, AFN Rota station manager. “We realize that budgets are tight for everyone these days, but the NMCRS is always there to support, especially during lean times.” Boydston added that everyone who pledges during Radiothon 2014 will be entered into a prize drawing each day. Radiothon 2014 is scheduled for April 3 and 4. Starting at 7 a.m. April 3, turn on your radio, or even more conveniently, from your computer or mobile device, log on to http://www.afneurope.net and click on AFN 360 to stream AFN Rota radio. AFN Rota staff members and a host of community volunteers will be standing by to take your
favorite song requests. Call the station at 727-1887 or 956-82-1887 to request a song by pledging money to the NMCRS with a minimum bid of $2. If you hear a song you don’t like, you can bump it off the air by pledging more money than the song is worth. For example, if Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class IM.A. Songster pledges $2 to hear Kei$ha’s “C’mon,” Yeoman 2nd Class U.R. Musicman can “bump” her song off the air by calling in to pledge at least $3 on “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers. That song can be knocked off the air by a pledge of at least $4 or more. Additionally, for a minimum bid of $100, you (or your department or organization) can request the coveted “repeater song,” a song that will be played every hour until it gets bumped by at least $102.50. There will be two repeater songs up for grabs on both days of Radiothon. "We pick the most annoying song we can find and play it until we get a pledge worthy enough to boot it off the air,” said Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Valerie Carson, an AFN Rota radio personality and 2014 Radiothon coordinator. “The event is basically two 11-hour days of live radio 'battles'." Listeners who make pledges receive an added bonus; their name is thrown into a hat for a chance to win one of a wide variety of goods and services donated by local businesses and organizations in support of the American community living in and around Rota.
Potential prizes include local hotel stays, spa trips, meals at local restaurants, Bodega tours and much more. The drawings are held randomly throughout each Radiothon day with the majority of prize drawings held at the end of each “live” broadcast day so that everyone who pledges has a fair chance to win. Winners will be required to pay their pledges to their command key-person and bring with them proof of payment prior to claiming their prizes. “If you don’t completely understand the process or the rules, don’t worry, we’ll ex-
plain it all several times during the event,” said Carson. “Just be sure to tune in to Radio Rota and be prepared for a good time, for a good cause.” Radiothon 2014 is scheduled for April 3 and 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. live each day on AFN Rota. You can listen locally on 102.5 FM in Rota, 92.1 at Morón Air Base and on AFN decoder channel 162. And this year, for the first time, listeners can tune in via the Internet on their computers or mobile devices by logging on to http:// www.afneurope.net, selecting the AFN 360 banner and then the AFN Rota link.
March 6, 2014
Schedule March 6th–9th what’s going on this month
Thursday, March 6th 6:00 p.m. Labor Day
8:30 p.m. That Awkward Moment
Friday, March 7th 6:00 p.m. Ride Along
Purchase Presale Tickets for Drive-In Movie: Every Thursday you can go to PINZ
8:30 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire ☺
Saturday, March 8th 1:00 p.m. The Nut Job
3:30 p.m. Robocop
6:30 p.m. Her
Labor Day Theater, March 6th, 6:00 p.m.
That Awkward Moment Theater, March 6th, 8:30 p.m.
Ride Along Theater, March 7th, 6:00 p.m.
DRIVE-IN 8:00 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
300: Rise of an Empire Theater, March 7th, 8:30 p.m. March 9th, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9th 1:00 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3:30 p.m. Vampire Academy
6:00 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire ☺
Theater, March 8th, 3:30 p.m.
Theater, March 8th, 6:30 p.m.
Drive-In March 8th, 8:00 p.m.. Theater March 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Vampire Academy Theater, March 9th, 3:30 p.m.
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.
This film is the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. PG-13, Drama, 105’ Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick,Gabriella Wilde, Dayo Okeniyi, Anna Enger
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).
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
FLIX Admission Price
Theater Phone Number - 727-2328
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.
Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. PG-13, Drama, 118’ Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt
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.
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March 6, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-TEI cardholders and/or ads of a commercial nature (pets for sale, real estate, for-profit business) require payment and must be submitted to Cristina Pamplona at email@example.com or fax to 956-54-2997.
1 9 9 7 M I TS U B I S H I C A R I S M A : Eu ro. s p e c. , 1 6 4 K ki l o m e te r s, 4- door hatchback, A/C., power w i n d ow s, n e w I T V ex p i re s i n February 2015, €2,000 OBO. Call Marvin at 727-1234 or 659-98-5399. 1998 OPEL ASTRA 1.6i: Hatchback, loaded, airbags, ABS, 8-speaker Blaupunkt, metal flakes, mag w h e e l s, g a r a g e ke p t , c h e r r y condition, €1,950. Call 956-84-1538. 2002 SUBARU OUTBACK STATION WAGON: 4 WD, automatic, U.S. spec. and impor t vehicle, 143K miles, all the bells and whistles, $3,900. Call Eric at 652-65-6180 to test drive. Available today! 1993 MERCEDES BENZ SL 600 CONVERTIBLE: 400 horsepower convertible classic, asking $7,500 OBO, European spec., automatic, approximately 80K miles, perfect southern Spain convertible. Please call Eric at 652-65-6180. 1997 MERCEDES BENZ 280 SLC COUPE: Beautiful, classic coupe, can be shipped and registered in the U.S., automatic, 170K kilometers, comfortably seats 5, for sale at $12,500. Call Eric to test drive it at 652-65-6180. 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 , 7 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. 2006 PEUGOT 307: 4 door sedan, luxury version, great shape, 68K miles, €4,950, one year guarantee from a car dealer, 653-78-0296. 1999 AUTOMATIC RENAULT SCENIC CLASSIC: 55K miles, good shape, leather seats, silver, 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,€2,650. 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, €3,950, 653-78-0296. PEUGOT 306 AUTOMATIC: 4-door sedan, A/C, electric windows, great shape, 90K miles, €2,850, 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, €2,950. 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 scooterwithtopcase(mintcondition),$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.
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ELECTRICPIANO:YamahaClavinovaCLP-100, asking $150. If interested, call 680-83-4677. WETSUITS: Jet gladiator wetsuits (small, medium, large), 2/3 Titanium, good condition, $40. Call 680-83-4677. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.
956-48-2321 or Ed 639-31-0436.
696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178.
mo. Call 687-70-66-22, 610-95-5475.
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.
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).
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.
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. CHALET IN EL PUERTO: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, lvg. rm., kitchen, yard, pool. Price €1,500/ mo., furnished; €1,600/mo unfurnished. Services included. Call 622-50-6176. 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. UNBEATABLE HOUSE BOTH IN RENT AND QUALITY LISTED WITH HOUSING WELCOME CENTER: Just enlarged, re-equipped, renewed and redesigned, having in mind only USA military personnel needs, taste and requirements. No barriers “Eloy” English speaking landlord, 20 years experience in renting through Rota base housing welcome center (HWC), with technical knowledge and capabilities to solve any maintenance problems, ready to assist and help. Ask HWC referral specialists for info. Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold. Safe, nice area 10 min. from base/ beaches, near La Rufana Rest. True master bdrm. plus 2 others, 2 bath (1 w/shower), A/C and heat, nice spacious lvg./dng. w/fireplace. Cute furnished kitchen w/white marble countertop and pantry; varnish-finish closets/ doors; laundry/storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/ sprinklers, auto. gate, long driveway, workshop/garage for 2 cars, €1,400 mo. (gardener/com. fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1.200 mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@gmail. com. Call landlord, Eloy at 679-42-6377. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA: 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/mo. Call
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN JEREZ FOR RENT: 5 bdrm., 4 bath, apartment in Jerez, Avda. Álvaro Domecq, doorman ser vices, €900/month. Contac t email@example.com FLAT IN A VERY GOOD AREA OF JEREZ FOR SALE: Urbanization with swimming pool, basketball court, near shopping center, 2 bdrm., hall, large lvg. rm., kitchen, 1 bath, big terrace and patio, €100,000. Call 619-64-5588. FOR RENT: Townhouse in Jerez, 2 floors with 4 bdrm., half basement and attic with two additional rooms, 2 patios, front for 2 cars, back with built in barbecue, 20 minutes from base, rent €1,100/mo. (negotiable). Call 687-70-66-22, 610-95-5475.
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. PENTHOUSE APARTMENT: 2 bdrm., open kitchen/living, large terrace, very quiet area with community pool and easy parking, 2-minute walk to the beach and 7 minutes to downtown, rent €800/
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 AnaMaria.MalvidoG.SP@eu.navy.mil, in the Human Resources Office. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms to transfer leave. CNR EURAFSWA has an employee, John Taylor, who has been approved to be in the Leave Donation Program. Taylor, who works in NSA Souda Bay is currently requesting help with leave donation through March 14, 2014. Leave may not be needed each and every day; however, Taylor's current leave balances are nearly exhausted. If you wish to donate annual leave to support this employee, please complete the appropriate Voluntary Leave Donor Form. For donors within DoN, use form OF630A, for donors outside the agency, use form OF-630B. Forms are to be submitted to Costas Xylouris at Costas.Xylouris.firstname.lastname@example.org, or for information call DSN 266-1242.
MISCELLANEOUS BABYSITTER: Babysitter Angeles 69961-7465, Job references available. Available Monday to Thursday 5 - 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., €10 per hour, email@example.com. CAR DETAILING: Hand washing and detailing of any vehicle. Please call Merchi at 675-13-5235.
MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Self-employed driver with truck is available for moves/ transports. Reasonable rates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-41-5673. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Very responsible, 36-year-old Spanish woman with lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/ or cleaning by the hour or monthly. Weekends or weekdays, flexible hours, available immediately and has experience working on base and references. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at email@example.com. 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 HRO: Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-11, closes Thursday; Support Services Technician, GS0303-05, closes Monday; Supervisory Firefighter, GS-0081-09, closes Monday; and, Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-12, closes Monday; Recreation Aid (2 vacancies), GS-018903, closes March 18; Recreation Aid, GS-0189-09 (part time), closes March 18; Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12, closes March 19; General Engineer, GS0801-12, closes March 19 Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP flex), Program Assistant (CYP, full time), Club Operations Assistant (business), Cashier (business), Food Service Worker (business), Recreation Aide NTE 20 hours/week, and Recreation Assistant (USNSE Lisbon). Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR's website by visiting http://www.rotamwr.com. No need to come to the office, fill it out and submit it all from your home.
March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
Published on Mar 6, 2014