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The Coastline May 15, 2014

Volume 24, Issue 18

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Navy College Graduation Recognizes Degree Recipients By MCC William Clark, MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Forty-two service members and families assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain received their college diplomas during a recognition of graduates ceremony, Friday at the base chapel. The ceremony, hosted by Rota’s Navy College Office, recognized students who received, or will receive, their associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees during the 2013-2014 school year, including summer semester. NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari gave opening remarks, congratulated each graduate and reiterated the importance of a college degree. He noted that service members “continually challenge themselves … and improve themselves while here in Spain, be it professionally, physically or academically." To the graduates, Pekari said, "you challenged yourselves by setting significant yet achievable goals to improve yourselves personally through academics." Central Texas College Mediterranean and U.K. Region Area Manager Terry Cramer was the guest speaker at this year’s ceremony. She quickly mentioned and thanked all the commands of the graduates for their support of the members’ education. Cramer’s love of the outdoors has taught her many things that helped on her journey through life. Comparing life with hiking, Cramer shared the importance of having goals, yet to be flexible enough to experience where the trail may lead. She has seen students drift through their education process without a “life map.”

Cramer recommends setting goals, planning a route and remaining open to new opportunities. 521st Air Operations Mobility Group (AMOG) Commanding Officer Col. Carlos Ortiz noted the different services represented “taking the step forward together, toward a wider aperture and broader perceptive.” Ortiz recognized two common threads he has seen throughout the world in his career that bring out the best in people; access to information and access to education. To him, “all these degrees handed out today just made our little corner of the world that much better.” Navy College Director Sandra Whitaker closed by congratulating graduates and noting the sacrifices they made to achieve this goal. Whitaker said for many it was their first time receiving a college degree and for others it was an accumulation of higher education, “but the learning never really ends.” “The ceremony this year was especially significant because it coincides with the 40th anniversary of Navy volunteer education,” said Whitaker. Leading up to the ceremony, the Navy College Program around the world was celebrating their "My 5 Words" campaign, which highlighted what the Navy Volunteer Education program has meant to service members and families. With 10 schools represented, there were 33 associate, 10 bachelor's and seven master’s degrees awarded. “I retire in seven months, and the degree lines up perfectly with my goals,” said Damage Controlman 1st Class Scott Humphreys, who earned a bachelor’s degree in emergency and disaster management.

College graduates participate in the Navy College Office recognition of graduates ceremony, Friday. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark)

Like many others, Humphreys plans to continue to pursue post-secondary degrees, and armed with a “life map,” he and 41 other new graduates were unleashed upon the community.

Naturalization Ceremony in Rota Brings Smiles, Cheers to New Citizens

Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Naval Station Rota, Spain hosted a naturalization ceremony for three civilians and two Sailors in the courtroom

May 8. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class John Opol, Hospitalman Joe Wungow, Laura Vega, Michela Termini and Pia Biondo took the oath of allegiance


Julia Caldwell, acting field office director for U.S. Customs and Immigration, Rome, right, recites the oath of allegiance to five Naval Station Rota community members during a naturalization ceremony conducted in the courtroom May 8.

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in front of friends and family members to officially become American citizens. NAVSTA Rota Legal Assistance Attorney Lt. Allison Couch delivered the opening remarks for the ceremony. “Our candidates are from five different countries: Spain, Italy, Denmark, the Philippines and Indonesia. They’re looking forward to…serving and giving back to the U.S. and its people, continuing to work toward their goals both personal and professional, and continuing a life of meaningful service, both active duty and civilian, and giving back to the country they’ve grown to love,” Couch said. Rota’s Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari presented formal congratulations to the candidates. “This is an incredibly special moment for you and your families, but I have to say it’s a special moment for the rest of us as well,” said Pekari. “Because as I look out across this room I’m reminded what makes someone American isn’t just their bloodlines. It’s a commitment

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to our founding principles and it’s a trust in the idea that anyone from anywhere can write the next chapter in the American story.” Julia Caldwell, acting field officer director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Rome, delivered the 140-word oath of allegiance and helped present certificates to the new American citizens, many of whom were ecstatic. “It will allow me to make strides toward my goals in a more profound way,” said Vega, a native of Denmark. “I am going back to graduate school for a degree in public policy in order to become a more efficient advocate for veteran’s rights. Becoming a U.S. citizen will align me closer with my values, allow me to vote and break down employment barriers for me.” “I’m definitely happy to be an American citizen now,” said Opal, a Filipino native and a part of Rota’s supply department. “I’ve been in the Navy for seven years and now I can finally vote.”




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#MoveinMay - Get Out, Get Moving

Team Rota, The month of May is recognized as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, among a few other initiatives. As adults, leaders, parents, friends and children we must challenge each other to live a healthy and physical lifestyle. This month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active and committing to a routine. Did you know that today, 1-in-3 American kids are overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate from 1963. Childhood obesity is now the number one health concern CMDCM (SCW/FMF) Del Terrell Jr. among parents in the United States, topping smoking and drug abuse. Furthermore, due to the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, according to the American Heart



Association. As we all know, there are many benefits to physical activity and below are just a few: - Children can improve their muscular fitness as well as bone and heart health. - Adults can lower the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. - Older adults can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive skills (like learning and judgment skills). As we move through the month of May we can help each other by incorporating just a few small changes that will make a difference over time. Take a walk after dinner, continue to make physical activity part of every child’s day, and make sure we get the word out not only during the month of May but every day to spread the importance of being physically active. It is important that we do our part to encourage and participate in a healthy and physical lifestyle, not only in our lives but our children’s as well to preserve our future. Let’s do our part Team Rota and motivate each other! Hoorah! 212° CMC

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Reliant 'Toro' Defense Starts Tuesday From NAVSTA Rota Installation Training Team

Naval Station Rota, Spain will participate in exercise Reliant “Toro” Defense 2014 (RTD14), Tuesday to May 22 with minimal impact on the community. Reliant "Toro" is NAVSTA Rota’s annual antiterrorism, force protection (ATFP) exercise. This joint forces exercise with host nation participation is designed to enhance the training and readiness of personnel by assessing first responders' ability to protect assets and personnel. Throughout the last few months the antiterrorism officer has been in contact with the antiterrorism working group (ATWG) members to coordinate the force protection condition (FPCON) requirements. All events taking place during the exercise will be closely supervised by qualified installation training team (ITT) members and safety observers to ensure a safe training environment for all. “We have made great efforts to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, but there will be some noticeable temporary impacts on base,” said James Vaiciulis, installation training officer. “These are necessary to test our responses procedures.” The following areas will be affected: - Tuesday: In and around the 725th headquarters, Building 1994; NAVSTA Rota headquarters, Building 1; NCTAMS facility, Building 8; and, Mimosa Plaza in Las Flores base housing area, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Wednesday: In and around the Child Development Center (CDC), Building 1963; School Age Care (SAC), Building 1870; Fitness Center, Building 44; Community Service Building (CSB/FFSC), Building 3292; and, the MWR Youth Activity Center, Building 41, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The use of base-wide communication systems will be tested and utilized for this exercise. These systems notify base-wide personnel of emergencies and appropriate action for personal safety. Several buildings will receive shelter-in-place or evacuation notifications. The base impact includes: - Reduced access points. - Barriers to control traffic flow at the above identified locations. - Increased vehicle and personal belongings inspections of those entering U.S. occupied buildings at the above identified locations.

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Electronic Cigarettes Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, contain liquid nicotine that is heated by a battery and turned into a vapor for users to inhale. They are marketed as a “healthy” alternative to smoking because they are free of the harmful tar and chemicals in tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes are NOT healthy, because nicotine alone is an unhealthy substance. Additionally, clinical studies of e-cigarettes have not been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it is unknown what types or amounts of harmful chemicals they contain and how much nicotine they deliver when inhaled. The FDA has issued several warnings for violations to e-cigarette makers for unsupported claims and poor manufacturing practic-

es. They have also been marketed as a way to quit smoking. Until these claims have been proven, smokers should use proven alternatives for nicotine replacement therapy. The patch and the gum are FDAapproved and are safe when used according to the directions. When used with tobacco cessation counseling programs, smokers increase the likelihood of successfully quitting tobacco. If you have questions or would like assistance in becoming tobacco free, call Health Promotions at 727-3350. Take an important step and be Healthy for Life!

- Emergency response vehicles: Drivers will need to pay particular caution to the emergency response vehicles and equipment when approaching exercise areas. All drivers shall slow vehicles to 5 mph and be cautious of bystanders and first responders. Expect traffic delays in exercise areas. - Buildings receiving notification via internal intercommunication system. - Desktop notifications on computers. All individuals should continue with their normal daily routine unless responders, leadership or exercise controllers within your building provide further guidance. Again, Reliant “Toro” Defense 2014 is an opportunity for NAVSTA Rota to exercise its force protection and emergency response capabilities that would ultimately save lives during real emergencies. Thank you in advance for your patience.



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Spanish Midshipmen Learn About US Submarine Force in Sub Capital By Lt. Timothy Hawkins Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs

More than 40 midshipmen from the Spanish navy visited Sailors at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Monday, to learn about the U.S. submarine force.

The group drove three hours north from New York City two days after their training ship - a four-masted topsail, steel-hulled schooner called BE Juan Sebastian de Elcano - docked for a goodwill visit. Navy coordinator Aluin Morales, protocol officer for Submarine Group 2, said

Spanish midshipmen participate in a brief aboard Naval Submarine Base New London, Monday. The midshipmen are officers-in-training and part of BE Juan Sebastian de Elcano, the Spanish Navy's training ship. (U.S. Navy photo)

the exchange was worthwhile because it "fosters and continues to grow the relationship with our NATO ally." Spain's naval officers-in-training started visiting Groton annually in 2011. This year's visit included a submarine force orientation briefing and tour of submarine training facilities. "I didn't know you all change crews on some of your submarines," said Midshipman 1st Class Ignacio Grueiro when asked what he learned. Grueiro referred to a dual-crew concept that maximizes the time ballisticmissile and guided-missile submarines spend operating overseas. The concept was a common topic of interest for the visiting midshipmen. As a former enlisted sailor who served in the Spanish navy for 19 years, Grueiro said he was familiar with many aspects of the U.S. Navy, but the dual-crew concept for Ohio-class submarines was new to him.

"I don't believe we could do that in our navy," he said. "We can't maintain our ships at sea for as long as you do, or change an entire crew while forward deployed like some of your subs." Grueiro said he'll likely serve on a Spanish frigate after graduating from Spain's naval officer academy, the "Escuela Naval Militar de Oficiales." The midshipmen have been learning seamanship aboard Elcano, an 87-yearold vessel whose primary mission is to train Spain's future naval officers. The ship's crew includes 23 officers, 22 petty officers, 139 seamen and five civilian instructors. Elcano is scheduled to depart New York Thursday to sail back across the Atlantic. She will make stops in Ireland, Germany and Norway before returning home to Spain. The ship is named for a Basque explorer who became the first sea captain to circumnavigate the world in 1522.

Weekly Energy Tip: Transportation Tips to Save Energy 1. Use public transportation whenever possible. One person commuting to work by mass transit instead of

driving can save 200 gallons of gasoline in a year. 2. Share your ride. Join a carpool or a vanpool. About one-third of all private automobile mileage is for commuting to work. If occupancy increased by just one person per car, more than 40 million gallons of gasoline would be saved each day. 3. Don’t speed. For each mph over 55, the average car or truck loses almost 2 percent in gas mileage.

4. When driving on the highway, use your cruise control to maintain a steady speed. 5. Keep your car or truck well-tuned. Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.


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Rota Boy Scout Troop 73 Achieves National Honor Patrol Award By Charlie Cantrell

Troop 73 Phoenix Patrol Leader

Rota’s Boy Scout Troop 73 was notified in April that they will be presented with the National Honor Patrol Award (NHPA) during a ceremony in June. A few months ago, members of Troop 73 looked into earning the NHPA. The major requirements for this award were for the patrol to have two meetings each month for three consecutive months, and at least two of these meetings needed to be community service projects.

Boy Scouts from Troop 73 return dogs to their cages at the Rota Animal Welfare League (RAWL) shelter as part of a community service project.

Troop 73 has two patrols, the Dragon and Phoenix Patrols, with both patrols having just a few members. For the patrol meetings, they combined both patrols to better perform the service projects. The first month they planned two meetings and focused on earning the fingerprinting merit badge. For the second month, they chose to volunteer at the Rota Animal Welfare League (RAWL) shelter. Spending time with the Scouts made the animals happier by giving them good exercise and lots of attention. The animals also made the Scouts happy by doing a worthwhile service project, and by just having fun. The dogs were always glad to see the Scouts and got really excited. They knew they were there to play, go for a walk, clean their cages and give them fresh water. The cats were usually sleeping, but started purring and walking around when the Scouts cleaned their cages. There are some great animals at RAWL waiting to be adopted. Sam Cantrell really liked Pipa the dog because she smiles, has a long tongue and she is easy to hold. Phoenix Patrol Scout Christopher Ware said Puff, a cat, was always playful and has a laid-back personality. Several of the Scout leaders liked a brown Spanish hunting dog with white spots named Bronco. On April 29 the Scouts finished the requirements for the award, according to the Boy Scout Transatlantic Council they are the first patrol in Rota to achieve this award. If you would like to adopt an animal from RAWL or volunteer, visit during their open hours, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. For boys 11 to 18 who are interested in joining Boy Scouts, come to any of Scout meeting, held on Thursdays at the Scout Hut, which is next to the outdoor pool on base, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Above: Scouts and Scout leaders take RAWL dogs on a walk as part of their volunteer service time. Right: Sam Cantrell holds Pipa, one of several dogs at RAWL. (Photos courtesy of Katrina Cantrell)



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Rota Blue Devils Defeat Sevilla Red Sox From Rota Blue Devils

Mitch Embry, right, prepares to step in the batter’s box during a game against the Chiclana Bears. (Photo by Cameron Wood)

The Rota Blue Devils brought their ‘A’ games this weekend in a pair of wins against their Federation League rival ,Sevilla Red Sox. The games had very important ramifications for league championship and Rota came to play. "The boys showed up today in a big way and everyone was extremely focused on the job at hand" said Coach Charlie Banks. The games were both highlighted by a dominating pitching performance from Tony Damore, who struck out a total of 19 batters in 10 innings of work. "Tony [Damore] was absolutely lights out today and the rest of the team really picked him up offensively," Banks said. The significant offensive perfor-

mances of the day included home runs from Mitch Embry, Ryan Neuendorff, Quentin Hick, George Silva and two from Danny White, but the overwhelming vote for team MVP for the weekend was Damore. The Blue Devils travel to Abrantes, Portugal this weekend for their second international tournament in as many months. The team will face the River Side Angels and the Almada White Sharks in a non-league round-robin tournament Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Devil team will be home again for their last league games vs the Venenciadores from Jerez, May 25, at 11 a.m. Please come out and support the team during the final league home games where they will clinch the championships.

Navy Offers Sailors Opportunity to Volunteer for Early Separation From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Due to excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP), according to a message released May 8. According to NAVADMIN 103/14, EETP allows eligible Sailors in targeted ratings to apply for a voluntary early separation up to 24 months prior to their end of obligated service as extended (EAOS). The new version of the program is ongoing, quota-controlled and will help reduce the need for involuntary force management. Early separation will be granted on a first-come,

first-served basis. Available quotas are identified by rating, paygrade, year group and Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). A list is available at enlisted/community/pages/eetp.aspx. Quotas will be reviewed periodically and updated as required. Early separation requests will not be approved for the following Sailors: - With existing permanent change of station orders, - Identified to fill an Individual Augmentee assignment, - In nuclear ratings, - Assigned to a Department of Defense (DoD) area

tour and have not completed the tour requirement, including overseas tour extension incentive programs for which a benefit has been received. Commanding officers will maintain final disapproval authority and do not need to forward requests they cannot support. Final approval authority rests with Navy Personnel Command, Performance Evaluation Division, with positive commanding officer endorsement. For more information, read the message at www. or contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 1-800-U-ASK-NPC (8275672) or at


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Community / navy college news

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

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' them on Facebook at American Red Cross Rota to keep informed about volunteer opportunities and events.

WIC Overseas

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 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. 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.

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.

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 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 See "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 9



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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

Accelerated Withdrawal

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

End of School

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 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

Accelerated withdrawal date for end of school year, Thursday.

No School

Memorial Day holiday, May 26.

Early Release

School improvement day, early release at 1 p.m. for Elementary School students and 1:15 p.m. for Middle/High School students, May 30. End of 4th quarter/2nd semester, June 12. Elementary School students dismissed at 11 a.m., Middle/High School students at 11:15 a.m.

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

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.

Smooth Move

Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. Have orders? Getting ready to move? Then you should be signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, Department of See "FFSC NEWS," page 11


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The New Chaps: Underwear Optional?! Who is this new “Chaps” fellow? I’m the new chaplain for Commander Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 60 and the four Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers moving to Rota. My wife, Heather, and I have been married for 15 years, and we arrived in Spain in January after spending nearly five years with the Marine Corps in the Mojave Desert and Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base in California. We hail from the great city of Philadelphia where cheesesteaks Chaplain Rob Hess and Yuengling beer rule the earth. Aside from good conversation over Spanish tapas, one of the easiest ways to get to know me is to check me out on Facebook (search for rob.hess1). I’m coming from Combat Logistics Battalion 7 (CLB-7) where I deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2011. I’ve been in the Navy for 24 years, 14 of which have been active duty, and I served 14 of those years on the enlisted side of the house as an aircraft director on the flight deck (ABH) and as a law enforcement physical security specialist (LEPS). So, why did he come all the way out to España


from his family and friends and his beloved city of Philadelphia? Believe it or not, we had a choice. I had been making big money (“big” for a pastor, that is) with a church of 5,000 people in suburban Philly, and we just bought a brand new home. Why then? Well, in the Latin tongue, I like to say: vocati ad servitium, or more plainly, “Called to serve.” Heather and I are here because we care about you and we want to serve you. Plain and simple. Whether you are a religious zealot or a staunch atheist or even a God-hater, we are here for you. Marriage counseling. Advice on life decisions. Loss and grief. Questions on God and all things spiritual. Combat and operational stress. Depression. Anxiety. Life skills. Sexual issues. Ceremonies such as baptisms. The list could go on and on. The Chaplain Corps likes to say that chaplains: Advise the Command (on moral and ethical issues); Facilitate for Others (facilitate religious needs of those from other faith groups); Provide for our Own (provide for the needs of those from our own faith group); and Care for All. Bottom line: We are excited to be here and are looking forward to serving you! What’s this about underwear being optional?

I’m glad you asked before you went streaking past Building 1 like Will Ferrell on the quad in “Old School.” I’m all about stripped-down, authentic and real relationships. It’s a way of being - “naked.” A way of living life to its fullest. But it’s also about the name of my blog that I’ll soon be launching again. Check it out at Hopefully it will encourage, inspire and challenge you to deep relationships and a healthy life. You can also connect to it through my Facebook page, but if you visit the site, please wear some type of underwear. How would he describe his spiritual journey? I’m definitely a Jesus guy, a “Christ-follower” from a non-denominational, evangelical background. I’m laid back and non-judgmental. I won’t try to cram God or religion down your throat, but if you’re interested, my heart and hope is that I can introduce you to God and help you to know Him deeply. What are some of his favorite hobbies? I’m an avid deer hunter (especially with a bow) and a big fan of Philly sports and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” Where can I find this new Chaps? My office is co-located with the base chaplains at the chapel. Or, you can reach me at the 727-1098; 638-299-860 (cell);; or You can also call the religious ministries department at 727-2161.



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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.

Federal Résumé Format

Thursday, 10 a.m.-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 7273232 for more details and registration.

Military Spouse Appreciation Field Trip to Jerez Horse Fair

Friday, noon - 4 p.m. Guitars, gypsy dresses, horses, dancing and singing - a unique celebration that very few fail to enjoy and no one forgets. Call 727- 3232 to sign up soon as seats are limited.

Single Parents Support Planning Session

Monday, 2 - 3 p.m. You don’t need to go it alone. We can support each other. Who best to learn from than the ones who are really doing the single parenting? Come help the group get organized. For more information or to register, please call 727-3232.

Stress Management 101

Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon. Stress is a fact of life, and the military’s culture presents some unique stressors of its own. This workshop helps learners measure the affect of the stressors in their lives against the symptoms and behaviors of the Operational Stress Control (OSC) Continuum Model, and provides opportunities for learners to create work and life strategies to get them to a healthier zone. For more information please call 727-3232.

Pre-Deployment Brief

May 22, 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.

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Credit Management

May 27, 9 - 10 a.m. I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go. Wondering if you’re using credit appropriately? Find out what determines the cost of credit. Discover your own debt ratio and the warning signs of too much credit. Sign up at 727-3232.

Business Résumés

May 28, 10 a.m.-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.

Successful Interviewing Techniques

May 29, 9 - 11 a.m. Nervous about interviewing? If you want to know the secrets to successful interviewing, sign up for this hands-on experience of a lifetime. Call 727-3232 for more details and sign up.

Post-Deployment Brief

May 29, 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.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Informational Fair, Free Lunch

May 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the FFSC courtyard. Come share in the festivities! Your FFSC is celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation. Informational booths will be available to discuss our great resources and a barbecue lunch will provided.



Area activities

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

Permanent sculpture display by Cornellis Zitman, Casa de Iberoamerica, Cadiz

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.

Entre Azoteas, Painting display by Cecilio Chaves, through December, Marcado Central, 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 May 31, 9:30 a.m. - 8 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 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit 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 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 Flea Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sargento Cespedes Street (by Chorrillo Beach), Rota

Bullfights Jerez bullring, Friday, 7 p.m., six bulls from Domecq’s Fanch for Morante de la Puebla and Jose Mari Manzanares Jerez bullring, Saturday, 7 p.m., six bulls from different ranches for Emrique Ponce, Juan Jose Padilla and David “El Fandi” Fandilla Jerez bullring, Sunday, 7 p.m., on-horseback bullfight, six bulls from Bohorquez’s Ranch for Hermoso de Mendoza, Diego Ventura and Manuel Manzanares Sevilla bullring, Sunday, 5 p.m., novel bullfight, six young bulls from Muñoz’s Ranch for Juan Ortega, Posada de Maravillas and Lama de Gongora

Eat/Drink Gonzalez Byass Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Monday Saturday at noon, 1, 2, and 5 p.m., tickets €12 - 15 Sandeman Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlúcar, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m., tickets €3

Flamenco Entre Dos flamenco show by Manuel Ramirez Company, Saturday, 9 p.m., Teatro Moderno, Chiclana de la Frontera, tickets €10

Un dia de Feria flamenco show by several artists, May 30, 9 p.m., Teatro Principal, Puerto Real, tickets €10 Flamenco show, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.

Music Concert by Pasion Vega and Duo Del Valle, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m., Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones, La Linea, Cadiz, tickets €20 - 35 Tierra, concert by Vicente Amigo, May 23, 9 p.m., Gran Teatro Falla, Plaza de Falla, Cadiz Mad Urban Festival, June 8, 11 p.m., performances by Daddy Yankee, AJ Proman, Bruno Dass, Clase A, Tonny D, and many others artists, Auditorio de Malaga, tickets €40 No Sin Musica, June 20 - 21, music concert by Amaral, DFuel Fandando, Miguel Campello, Rosendo, Smiling Bulldogs and many other groups, San Felipe Neri School, Cadiz. For more information visit Starlite Music Festival Marbella 2014, July 23 - Aug. 23, La Cantera de Naguales Auditorium, Marbella, for tickets visit or call 902-75-0787

Sports Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, visit

Upcoming Activities Feria Season Jerez Horse Fair, through Sunday El Puerto Spring Fair, Wednesday through May 26



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Team Rota in the Spotlight Pablo Margarito Monge Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of Rota, Spain, Pablo Margarito Monge works as one of three transfer clerks in the Personnel Support Department (PSD) Detachment Rota aboard Naval Station Rota. For the last eight years, Margarito Monge has been one of the main people service members see before they execute permanent change of station (PCS) orders to another command. Shortly after getting a master’s degree in tourism and a five-year degree in English Philology from the University of Seville, Margarito Monge worked as a receptionist at the bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) for nearly seven years. From there, he moved to PSD where he worked in the fiscal office for a couple of months before settling into his current position. “You have to be open because it’s difficult getting a job in Spain,” said Margarito Monge. “Transfers isn’t a difficult job. It’s something based on routine.

You need to be really professional when you’re doing that.” Margarito Monge processes more than 40 PCS packages every month. He receives PCS orders, checks what the service member needs, prepares a transfer package, interviews the member and tries to make the PCS process as smooth as possible. “Sometimes it’s really stressful because customers don’t want to be told no. That’s when problems start,“ said Margarito Monge. “Apart from that, you make a lot of friends here and within the command. It’s a good way to learn about several different cultures and it’s nice to meet people. I learn a lot of geography because I’m PCSing people all around the world and I find places I never heard of in my whole life. It’s pretty interesting.” Margarito Monge takes a deep satisfaction in going the extra mile for customers and says, “If customers aren’t satisfied I’m not satisfied also.”

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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By Jeff Anttila Travel Columnist

The Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Moulin Rouge, the Catacombs, crepes, escargot and wine; it’s no wonder the old Parisian saying Le Gay Paris (Happy Paris) was ever fashioned. There is so much to see and eat and do in Paris you can’t be but content, or at the very least you won’t be bored. On one of my wife’s '96s' as they like to call them - essentially four days off, which comprises as the standard length of most of our mini-vacations - we flew to Paris to absorb the culture of one of Europe’s biggest and most well-known cities. Luckily, we stayed within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and we were able to catch one of the several hop-on-hop-off bus tours, a must when visiting the fifth largest city within the European Union. Although we left our travel itinerary open to chance wanderings, we did first find ourselves drawn to the tower we all know so well and surprisingly can be seen from peek-a-boo views throughout Paris. The Eiffel Tower itself was constructed of solid iron and originally created as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, and since has stood as an everlasting cultural symbol of France - much like the Statue of Liberty is with the U.S., which was actually a gift from France, but I digress. One of the most visited monuments in the world, you can ascend all three levels of


the tower in one of two ways. The easiest of course is simply to take the elevator, but for the adventurous few you may also climb the stairs that will take you all the way to the second level, but then to continue on you must take the elevator to the top. And is it worth it? Of course it’s worth it. Sweeping views of Paris cannot be seen from anywhere else; OK maybe the Arc de Triomphe, but how often do you get the chance to ascend one of the most recognized structures in the world? After a few romantic pictures with my wife, we continued on to a little church that became famous by a little-known literary work that portrayed an unexpected hunchback as its protagonist: Notre Dame. Big, beautiful and full of gargoyles, Notre Dame is a massive stone structure rooted by the river Seine and brought to life through stained glass windows that shower its interior in warm basking light. Although the inside is quite extraordinary, my favorite part is the stoned gargoyles born out of its exterior. Each face and form is uniquely different from one to the next, and they peer down on the rows of tourists entering their halls as if they might know something we don’t. Also, located just behind the church there is a bridge full of locks of varying sorts. My wife did a little research on this before coming to Paris so she was fully prepared. The Locks of Love Bridge is a relatively new phenomenon, not only in Paris but also in many other cities around the world. I like to think it similar to the Gum Wall in Pike’s Place Market, Seattle, but I believe there is more symbolic meaning to the locks with hearts and initials carved into their metal form than gum smeared on a brick wall. In our own symbolic gesture of everlasting love and See "PARIS," page 15



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commitment to one another - as if our expensive wedding and vows before God weren’t enough - we locked our love, forever binding it together, on a bridge in Paris and threw away the keys so that the lock could never be undone; or at least until the city decides to pay someone with a lock cutter to come by and clean house. There is also another location not too well known to most tourists, and not for the faint of heart. The Catacombs de Paris is an underground system of tunnels that house the remains of old Parisians, about 6 million in total. There is a self-guided tour that allows you entrance to a section of these tunnels and through a portion of the ossuary itself. At first descending into the dimly lit tunnels we saw nothing of skeletons or the decayed for quite some time. The tunnel seemed to stretch on and on and just when our hopes of seeing something freaky were about to be diminished we entered into the first room, and then room after room, of bones and skulls stacked from floor to ceiling. It was a mass grave and quite humbling of an experience. I had never seen

so many skeletons in my life. Skulls ranged in size, as bones were stacked on top of each other like logs in a wood shed. I wanted a freaky experience and I got one. But after about 15 minutes of looking at so many remnants of corpses I was definitely ready for something a little lighter hearted. There is a place in France where the naked girls dance, and heck they even made a musical out of it. The Moulin Rouge has been known as the birthplace of the can-can and the later cabaret, which had spanned throughout Europe and into the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today it’s more of a tourist attraction - probably made popular again from the musical movie adaptation starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor - but still offering traditional and modern entertainment, from singing to comedy and gymnastics of varying sorts. At one point a naked woman swam with several massive serpents in a pool, twisting her body as the snakes coiled around her. However, it was a bit awkward to watch this show. Not because of the nudity or that the show itself was bad - because honestly, it was like watching a naked version of Cirque du Soleil - but because my parents and aunt came with us to Paris and thus also came to the show. So most of our conversation afterward revolved around the individual performances we saw, and not so much on the fact that we all just saw a whole bunch of naked people running around on stage. All in all, Paris is a fantastic city full of charm, splendor and tasty morsels that make my mouth water just thinking of them. Their croissants are to die for, their crepes are out of this world, and escargot is pretty awesome once you get past the idea that you used to shrink such

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critters in your backyard with salt. And certainly the Louvre is an amazing place where you can see tons of artwork and in particularly a painting of a famous woman half-smiling, smirking, or whatever you want to say the Mona Lisa is doing. Paris is a beautiful city of culinary and cultural splendor. Jeff Anttila is a regular columnist, expatriate and Navy brat living in Rota. Find his articles here in The Coastline. The views, expressions, representations, along with any cultural or humorous references are solely reflective upon this autobiographer and his experiences. All photos by Jeff Anttila.


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By Karen Hemmett Crew Submission

If you’ve been out to eat in a restaurant or tapas bar anywhere in this area, no doubt you’ve been served olives of some kind. Perhaps you prefer some to others, or maybe you haven’t acquired a taste for them just yet, but either way there is no denying that olives are a part of the experience of life in Spain. But what makes some so much yummier than others, and what is the difference between them? Aside from being green or black, sometimes it’s hard to differentiate, but the variety of olive and the processing of the olive from tree to table have everything to do with the quality, taste and overall end result. I was invited by a friend for an extraordinary opportunity to tour a company called InterOliva (Internacional Olivarera, S.A.U.) in the city of Dos Hermanas. InterOliva is a major exporter of olives and has been growing and producing olives in this area since the late 1800s. Olives have played an important role in Andalucia’s history for centuries and still are an integral part of the culture of everyday life here today. InterOliva is an exporter only, so you won’t find their products on your tapas plates anytime soon, however you will soon be able to buy some of their products when an American membership-only warehouse grocery store opens in Seville … more about that later! First, some facts I learned about olives …there are hundreds of varieties of olives. Common varieties grown in this area are queen, manzanilla and hojiblanca, to name a few. Within each of these varieties, there are variations in the size of the olives as well, so for example you might have extra-large queens, medium queens and so on. Olives grow well in our Mediterranean climate - long, hot summers and mild winters with some rain make for great growing conditions. While almost all olives are still hand-picked to prevent bruising, olives that will become black olives (usually hojiblanca) can be machine harvested because if they get bruised, no one will be able to see the bruises through their black color. Black olives are harvested at the same time as green olives, during the ripening period, because they are green olives. It’s not the time at which they are harvested that causes them to be black, but rather an intentional darkening process by oxidation in an alkaline medium, which changes the color from green to black. Some olives, like Kalamata (grown in the Kalamata region of Greece), are a dark purplish color but should not be confused with black olives. These dark, purplish olives have been allowed to ripen naturally on the tree for a longer period of time, and are harvested before the complete ripeness is attained, when they begin to turn color. Natural Ripe olives are harvested even later, allowing them to stay on the tree longer to darken fully or until almost complete ripeness is achieved. As a result, "turning color" and "natural ripe" olives are more susceptible to breakage, so these olives require a


more delicate hand and brines that are appropriate for their fragile consistency. When first picked, fresh green olives are hard and have a very bitter taste due to oleuropein, a natural phenolic compound. The first step in processing olives for consumption is to soak them in a lye solution, to eliminate the bitter taste; this process is also called “cocido.” Next, the olives are rinsed and placed in brine where the fruits undergo a natural lactic fermentation. The fermentation process takes about three months. During this time, the olives develop their tart flavor and characteristic consistency. When fermentation is complete, the green olives are sorted and sizegraded, and in most cases, pitted and sometimes stuffed, before being bottled/canned in fresh brine, and pasteurized for safety. InterOliva has patented a proprietary process in which the olives are stuffed with a perfectly round ball of paste (pimento, garlic, lemon, etc.) that completely fills the cavity of the olive where the pit used to be. Because the stuffing completely fills the olive cavity - it rarely falls out - resulting in clearer brine and overall better quality in the jar. Even more amazing, they developed the technology to pit and stuff each olive in one step … it’s really quite an experience to watch! Olives from InterOliva are shipped throughout the world - the U.S. is a major importer, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Central and South America. So, now let’s talk about how you can get your mouth around some of these olives. While the basic fermenting/brining process is similar for most olives, the olives that you would be served locally at a tapas bar are olives that have been processed for strictly that purpose … to be consumed rapidly and in great quantity. These olives don’t typically undergo thermal processing to extend their shelf life, and the quality of the brine is quite different from what you would find in a high-quality jar of olives prepared for commercial sale. This is not always true, however, as a general rule you will not find very high quality olives being given away for free. Olives from InterOliva can be purchased at many major retailers in the States, and beginning this summer when an American membership-only warehouse grocery store opens in Seville, the same product they have been importing to the same named membership-only club store in the U.S. will be for sale here in Spain. I was given the opportunity to taste the olives during my tour - they were so delicious, by far the best olives I have ever tried! We are fortunate to be surrounded by many olive and olive oil producers here in southern Spain, each with their own unique methods, and their own delicious products. Having the opportunity to see one of these companies in action has inspired me to seek out local farmers and producers and try their products as well, armed with a better understanding and a new appreciation of how an olive gets from the tree to the table.



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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 B l a u p u n k t, m e t a l f l a ke, m a g wheels, new tires, cherry condition, $1,500. Call 956-84-1538. 2004 ACURA RSX TYPE-S COUPE: Blue, 79K miles, 4-cylinder, HO VTEC, 2.0 liter, 200 horsepower, manual 6-speed, $9.700. Call Rigo at 646-47-5882. 1992 SUZUKI VITARA 4WD: Small convertible SUV, 87K miles, manual transmission, seats four, perfect for getting around the local area and some adventures, cold A/C. Please call Eric at 652-65-6180. Asking $3,000. 2002 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER LIMITED: 7 passenger, automatic everything, leather, DVD, gas, EU spec., cold A/C, clean, just replaced ceiling fabrics, looks new inside, €4,000/$5,500. Call 606-82-5556. 2006 CHRYSLER VOYAGER: 7 passenger minivan, automatic, diesel, EU spec., 117K kilometers (73K miles), Parrot Bluetooth, ITV through December 2014, good condition with new starter and battery, €6,500 or $8,900 OBO. Call 61699-6247 or email 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 $8,500. Call Eric to test drive it at 652-65-6180. 2005 HONDA CIVIC SPORT: New timing belt, water pump, well maintained, like new, 39,800 miles, black, €4,900, 653-78-0296. 2005 OPEL ASTRA: 1,000 kilometers on new motor, clutch and other systems (factura for €2,200 of work just done), 85K miles, ITV, excellent shape, transfer paid, 1 year guarantee by dealer, €4,285, 653-78-0296. 2006 RENAULT CLIO: Per fec t shape, €4,950, IT V good, low kilometers, 653-78-0296. HONDA HR-V: 4x4, new timing belt and water pump, 1 owner, perfect shape, 89K miles, €2,950, 653-78-0296. 2004 FORD MONDEO: Station wagon, great family car in excellent mechanical shape, interior and exterior clean, low miles, €4,500, 653-78-0296. 1999 AUDI A4: Good car, 75K miles, €2,650, 653-78-0296. 2000 CITROEN XSARA HDi: Diesel, 121K miles, just passed ITV, timing belt just changed, owned by brother of a good mechanic, in per fect shape, red, €2,950, 653-78-0296. 2010 TATA: Spacious family car, diesel, 27K miles, €3,850, 653-78-0296. 2001 BMW 318Ci: Silver, 90K miles, very nice shape, gasoline, ITV to 2014, €3,300, 653-78-0296. 2006 MAZADA 6: Diesel, car is like-new, immaculate, one-year guarantee, 83K miles, €6,400, European spec., ITV passed, all the extras, timing belt, water pump, oil and filters all new, total up to date on maintenance. Call Ray, 653-78-0296. 1999 HONDA CRV: ITV just passed, 2.0 gasoline, 4x4, 5-speed, sunroof, CD and radio, 115K miles, privately owned, good car, 653-78-0296. 1999 HONDA CIVIC (AUTOMATIC EURO SPECS): 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder, front wheel drive, 5-door hatchback, auto. trans., power steering, brakes, windows and door locks, A/C, rear window defogger and wiper, AM/ FM/cassette, 168K kilometres, new battery and 2 new tires in January. Runs great, very reliable, $1,800. Available late May. Call 626-039906 or email 2005 OPEL CORSA: Diesel, likenew, low miles, ITV good, new

timing belt and all maintenance up to date, €3,900, 653-78-0296. 2002 SEAT CORDOBA: Diesel, good car in great shape, €2,800, 653-78-0296. 2005 VOLVO S60: Gasoline, impeccable shape, 75K miles, €4,800, 653-78-0296. 2003 VW GOLF: Looks like new, runs great, silver, €3,900, 653-78-0296.

MOTORCYCLES/MOPEDS 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.



MOVING SALE: 2 AFN satellite dishes with coax cable, $25 each; 2 AFN HD receivers, $300 each; 1 Elta portable room de-humidifier/A/C, $100; 4 Elta pedestal fans, $15 each; Severin microwave, $100; Elta 6 cup coffee maker, $5; transformers 75-1500 watts, $5-$50 each; 36 -inch Sony multisystem TV (heavy), $200; sofa bed, $100; and more. Some items available now, others in late May. Call 626-039906 or email 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.








HOUSES AND APARTMENTS: With sea views, 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 HOUSE FOR RENT IN CHIPIONA: 3 bdrm., pool, paddock, large yard, gardening included, €1,700, negotiable. Phone 607-70-7411 or 607-70-7385. 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.



CHALET IN FUERTE CIUDAD: Very close to the beach, 150 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 2 ½ bath, A/C, ample living room with fireplace, dining room, covered laundry, barbecue area, above ground parking. Ref: A-0081, €1,100. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. DETACHED HOUSE WITH PRIVATE IN-GROUND POOL: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, w/attached studio apartment, quiet neighborhood, house is surrounded by brick walls for privacy, built-in closets, screened windows, lots of storage space, A/C and heat, plus fireplace, yard w/fruit trees and in-ground watering system, covered/electric gate carport. Rental includes gardener/pool maintenance; pets welcome. Listed with housing dept.; 5 minutes from base gate; asking €1,600/mo. Telephone Roger at 64756-9849, or email NICE HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: Olmo Street, 1 bdrm., bathroom, living room and fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating and WiFi, beautiful garden, 5 minutes from the beach and Vistahermosa Golf Club. Available for long renting, €800/mo. Contact Silvia Macías at 627-45-0110.

LAS REDES HOUSE: Unattached house, close to beach, Las Redes, pool, 4 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, living rm., kitchen/laundry, driveway, pool and gardener maintenance included, €1,550. Call 956-48-2321 or 639-31-0436,, English spoken. TOP QUALITY NEWLY BUILT HOUSE: Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold, nice, safe area 10 min. from base/beaches, near La Rufana Restaurant (“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 eat, €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 & pool plus one garage space. €550. Contact Cristina at 696-98-4432.

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 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 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).

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.

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

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.

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


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, 956-48-2321 or Ed 639-31-0436.

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

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 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. 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. SEMI-DETACHED 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









HOUSE FOR RENT IN NEW ROTA: 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 2 car garage (basement), electric gates for walk in and vehicles, back yard patio, large kitchen w/center island, plenty of counter space and storage, large downstairs room for gaming, 1 bdrm. and bath upstairs, window screens, central heat/air. Located at Santisimo Cristo Yacente, 19, close to feria grounds, 2 blocks

from beach, €1,400, available in June. For pictures, call Ray 626-03-9906 or email 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 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. 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.

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 or 678-41-5673. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at


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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 PERSONAL TRAINER: Experienced personal trainer can help you reach your goals. Contact Carlos at 664-579018 or SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Cleaning lady. Flexible hours, Monday - Friday, Fuentebravía, El Ancla, El Águila área. Bilingual. References available upon request. Olga 606-89-9001. 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.

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.


HRO: Housing manager, GS-1173-12, closes Thursday; quality assurance specialist (shipbuilding), GS-1910-12, closes Tuesday; industrial specialist (shipbuilding), GS-1150-13, closes Tuesday; shipbuilding specialist, GS1101-12, closes Tuesday; electronics technician, GS-0856-12, closes Tuesday; marine surveyor (ship repair), GS0873-12, closes Tuesday; recreation aid, GS-0189-03, closes Wednesday; and financial management analyst, GS-0501-07, closes May 22. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program assistant (CYP, flex), assistant training specialist (CYP), cashier (business), bartender (business), food service worker (business, flex), lifeguards (pool), aquatics manager (pool), recreation assistant IN LISBON (USNSE Lisbon), and recreation aide (golf). 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.



May 15, 2014


Smart Phone Applications Parents Should be Aware Of

From NAVSTA Rota Crime Prevention Office

You probably grew up hearing “stranger danger,” the mantra repeated over and over again, drilled into your head by your parents. Now, without a doubt, you have carried on that concern for your own children. You have warned them about talking to strangers and getting into a stranger’s vehicle. You have lectured them for most of their lives about the visible and very real dangers in this world … but what about the invisible threats? By now, most everyone has some computer related skill and knowledge, but it pales in comparison to the ability of your children to use modern technology. We have all heard of apps, programs designed to run on smart phones. Most apps are benign and are used to communicate with friends and family, take funny pictures, or are simply games used to pass time. However, there are some apps that are deceptively innocent. It may sound like an invasion of privacy, but you should be checking your children’s smart phones from time to time for some of the more dangerous Apps that have been floating around lately. As you monitor your child’s phone usage, be vigilant of the following seven apps that are considered to be the most dangerous and popular. - Yik Yak - This app is one of the newest and one of the most dangerous. It allows users to post Yaks (text messages) of up to 200 characters. The messages are designed to be viewed by the closest 500 Yik Yak users. Proximity is determined by GPS tracking hard-wired into

all smart phones. Users are exposed to - and contributing - sexually explicit content, abusive language and personal attacks so severe that schools are starting to block the app on their Wi-Fi. Although the posts are anonymous, kids start revealing personal information as they get more comfortable with other users. - SnapChat - This app allows users to send photos that will disappear after 10 seconds. As soon as the person opens the picture, the timer starts. The photo is deleted from both the sender's and recipient’s phone. This app is very popular for teen “sexting” because of the comfort involved in thinking the pictures will disappear. However, 10 seconds is more than enough time for someone to screen shot the image and save it indefinitely. - KiK Messenger - KiK allows users to send text messages to other KiK users, but it uses a Wi-Fi connection instead of the phone plan. It works the same as a text message … except it will not be visible on data charges. Basically, this app allows your children to send private text messages and photos to friends and strangers while avoiding anything showing up on the phone bill. In 2013, a young girl in Texas was kidnapped by a man she met using KiK. - Poof - This is a tool used by children to hide certain apps from parents. In a nutshell, kids select which apps are connected to Poof and all that is required is one push of a button and those apps pre-selected will be hidden from view until uncloaked by the user. This app is no longer available for download but anyone who downloaded it before it was removed can still use it. Apps like this don’t

last long on the App Store, however there are new Apps constantly being designed to perform the same function. Some other names include: Hidden Apps, App Lock and Hide It Pro. - Omegle - This is a video and text chat app which connects users to other random users. It is not uncommon for users to experience sexually explicit content submitted by other users. The majority of the users seem to use this app exclusively for “sexting.” Predators are known to frequent this app in hopes of exploiting children. - Whisper - Whisper is an app used to meet strangers. Users post secrets anonymously, but information is displayed about the location of the user. Many sexual relationships have been started with this app. One man in Washington was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he met on this app just last year. - Down - Down used to be known as “Bang with Friends” and is connected to Facebook. Users can categorize their Facebook friends in one of two ways: they can choose to label a Facebook friend as someone they'd like to “hang” with or someone they are "down" to hook up with. The slogan for the app: “The anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are down for the night.” Every parent should be concerned about this one! It is wise to check up on your children and their online habits, but it is also important to have honest conversations with your kids about the dangers of online strangers. Make sure your children are not sharing private information with strangers. It is our duty to protect our children.


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