May 17, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 10
CTF 68 Change of Command Ross Returns to Rota Stunning Sevilla Tales from Elcano and MUCH MORE!
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Meet Our New Command Master Chief!
HOLA TEAM ROTA! Let me first say how fortunate my family and I are to be remaining in Rota and working with the friends and family that we have known for the last two years. It is truly a blessing for my family and me and I will work hard to earn your trust as base CMC. A fellow CMC, friend and mentor of mine recently passed through Rota on the rotator. Command Master Chief He told me that he considers Rota the best base in the fleet. I agree whole-heartedly. There are many locations in the United States where you can have access to friends, family and retail stores, but the opportunities and quality of life that this base provides are second to none. Is it difficult being away from home? Yes. Are there unique sacrifices that other locations don't require you to make? Absolutely. Bottom line is that I would challenge that any duty station has sacrifices to make. I would put Rota as the best station available today. Are there problems and shortcomings? Yes. My job is to gather those issues, listen to the feedback from the service members and their families and give you feedback on what the possible solutions are. I need your communication and will make myself available to talk as much as possible.
CMDCM(SW/AW) Gary Rosenbaum
On The Front Cover May 17, 2018 Volume 28, Issue 10
CTF 68 Change of Command Ross Returns to Rota Stunning Sevilla Tales from the Spanish Tall Ship and MUCH MORE!
U.S. Naval Activities Spain
Aside from the base's foreign intrigue and Mediterranean climate, what makes Rota one of the best locations in the Commanding Officer military today are the people and teamwork that develop in Capt. Michael MacNicholl this unique setting. As many experienced military members Executive Officer can attest, you do not see this at many other bases. That is Cmdr. Justin Canfield a result of Team Rota. Focusing on the concept of Team Rota, I must say that the Command Master Chief idea did not register with me while I was stationed aboard CMDCM(SW/AW) Gary Rosenbaum USS Carney. Only when I recently heard Capt. MacNicholl Public Affairs Officer discuss it at a meeting with Sailors did I fully realize what the Lt. Jack Georges Team Rota philosophy truly entails. My goal is to work hard firstname.lastname@example.org to spread the Team Rota spirit to every member of every 956-82-1680 command everywhere and to make everyone on this base Deputy Public Affairs Officer feel that they can be a part of Team Rota. MC1(SW) Brian Dietrick Enough about Rota, let's talk about me. I like motorcycles email@example.com and I am passionate about two-wheel safety. On June 1st, 956-82-2813 there will be a Motorcycle Safety Rodeo that is open to all riders of motorcycles and scooters. Military members, Editor/Writer/Layout dependents and civilians are invited to attend. The everlasting Courtney Pollock firstname.lastname@example.org motto for two wheels is Live to Ride, Ride to Live. 956-82-1021 Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the safety rally as I will be attending a reception in Madrid with our Sea and Shore Production Specialist Sailors of the year, MM1 Morales and GM1 Rodriquez. One AT3 Mari Jang thing I like more than motorcycles is watching Sailors develop email@example.com 956-82-1021 and excel. Missing the rally will be tough but the reason I am missing it is definitely worth it. Community Relations Advisor Congratulations to our newest captains and master chiefs. Manuel Alba Jaime We are anxiously awaiting results for senior chief and petty 956-82-3786 firstname.lastname@example.org officers. I hope to see your names on the list! Memorial Day is coming and with it the 101 Critical Days Contact The Coastline Editorial Staff: of Summer. Maximize your summer fun by keeping safety in Telephone: 956-82-1021 Email: email@example.com mind. Large-file email: firstname.lastname@example.org PSC 819 Box 1 See you on the deck plates, FPO AE 09645-0001 CMC To place an adverstisement in the Coastline,
Electronics Te c h n i c i a n 2 n d Class Danielle Nosek, from Rimrock, Arizona, participates in an antiterrorism/force protection drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guidedmissile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) May 8, 2018.
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This Month in Naval History
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May 17 1973 Capt. Robin Lindsay Catherine Quigley (above) becomes the first woman to hold a major Navy command when she assumes command of U.S. Navy Service School, San Diego, Calif. May 18 1775 Col. Benedict Arnold captures a British sloop at St. Johns in Quebec, Canada and renames her Enterprise, the first of many famous ships with that name. 1969 Apollo 10 is launched with Cmdr. John W. Young as command module pilot and Cmdr. Eugene Cernan as the lunar module pilot. The mission is a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing. May 19 1882 Commodore Robert W. Shufeldt, onboard USS Swatara, arrives in Korea to negotiate the first commerce treaty between Korea and a Western power. The treaty is signed on May 22, opening Korea to United States trade. May 20 1943 The Tenth Fleet is established in Washington D.C., under the command of Adm. Ernest J. King, to coordinate U.S. anti-submarine operations in the Atlantic. Disbanded after WWII, the Tenth Fleet is reactivated in Jan. 2010 as U.S. Fleet Cyber Command.
May 21 1917 During World War I, USS Ericsson (DD 56) becomes the first U.S. Navy warship to fire a torpedo in the war at a German U-boat. May 24 1917 The first U.S. convoy left Hampton Roads, Va. to cross the North Atlantic after entering World War I. 1939 Vice Adm. Allan McCann's Rescue Chamber is first used to rescue 33 men from the sunken USS Squalus (SS 192).
May 25 1973 Skylab 2, the first U.S. manned orbiting space station, launches with all-Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad, Jr., Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz and Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin. May 27 1942 Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller receives the Navy Cross for his heroism at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. May 28 1980 55 women become the first female graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.
We’re heading for the end of May and the weather is finally warming up! Read below to see how you can keep your pet safe during summer! Keep an eye out on the Veterinary Corner to see how you and your furry friends can help raise awareness, stay healthy, and stay safe! Overheating Kills! A message from the ASPCA On an 85°F day, it only takes ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102°F, even when the windows have been left open an inch or two. Within 30 minutes, the car’s interior can reach 120°F. When the temperature outside is a pleasant 70°F, the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter. Shade offers little protection on a hot day and moves with the sun. Pets most at risk for hyperthermia (overheating): young animals, elderly animals, overweight animals, those with short muzzles and those with thick or dark-colored coats. A Form of Cruelty - Literally Many states and local governments have laws that prohibit leaving an animal unattended in a motor vehicle under dangerous conditions, which include hot days. Under these laws, police, animal control officers, peace officers and others may be authorized to enter by whatever means necessary to remove the animal. You could have your car damaged, be charged with a crime, and fined or imprisoned. It’s not worth it! Don’t leave your pet in the car! If Your Dog is Overcome by the Heat Bring down body temperature by soaking the animal in cool (not ice) water, but make sure water does not get into the mouth or nose of an unconscious animal. Seek immediate veterinary care. The Good Samaritan (a message from Rota Branch Veterinary Services) What should you do if you see an animal left in a hot car? Call the police or animal control. Contact the local authorities. Understand that it may be considered a criminal act to break a window or damage the car yourself. Only in an extreme case, when you cannot reach the police to take action and the animal is about to die, you could be covered legally. But if your actions aren’t all covered by the exemption listed in Spanish Criminal Act (article 20.5, to be exact), you could be tried for a felony. Be the Good Samaritan- and get help from the authorities!
Naval Station Rota Veterinary Treatment Facility Bldg. 1863 (next to NEX gas station) Phone: 727-3149 / 956-82-3149 Office Hours Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Federal Holidays: Closed
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Task Force 68 Welcomes New Commodore
By MC1(SW) Brian Dietrick NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Service members aboard Naval Station Rota welcomed a new Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa commodore during a change of command ceremony May 14, 2018. Capt. Curtis Larson relieved Capt. Leonard “Lenny” Lyon while Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, presided over the event. “This is a very special day where we all gather together to witness the formal transfer of responsibility from one commander to another,” said Franchetti. “The expeditionary forces here in Europe and Africa contribute to the full spectrum of our joint and naval operations. CTF 68 is largely responsibly for our focused sustained engagement with our African partners. The partnerships you make when forward deployed give our national security decision-makers options and help keep the U.S. as the partner of choice in these developing nations.” While in command at CTF 68, Lyon stood up the Counter Improvised Explosive Brigade, led five proof-of-concept expeditionary ordnance events on surface, submarine and air platforms, created a permanent presence of the Coastal Riverine Squadron in the port of Djibouti, and led CTF 68 through its first major combat operations certification. “Commodore Lyon produced results and thanks to his efforts, we are better postured and ready to conduct the full spectrum of operations across Europe and Africa,” said Franchetti. After reading their orders, Larson officially relieved Lyon to become the eighth commodore in the history of CTF 68. I always ask, ‘what have you done?’ Not what did you try or what did you start, but ‘what have you actually done?” said Lyon. “Everyday, the people of this task force answer the call, accept the challenge and get stuff done. What other people call success is a clean inbox. What this task force calls success is putting stuff into the “done” pile. It’s mission accomplishment. I couldn’t be prouder. Our culture is a
culture of mission accomplishment because we’re always putting stuff in the “done” pile and we won’t stop till it’s done.” “You are the heart and soul of everything that goes on out here,” said Larson. That culture of mission accomplishment that Captain Lyon spoke of comes from you and I really look forward to leading and working with you.” CTF 68 conducts explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security and theater security efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests, security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Photos by AT3 Jang Capt. Curtis Larson, right, salutes Capt. Leonard Lyon as he relieves him as the eighth commodore of Commander, Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa (CTF 68) during a change of command ceremony May 14, 2018.
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the base with Spanish language skills for decades. To get a better idea of the experience one can expect here we can look at the following quotes from families from the base who have enjoyed being at The English Centre: “Initial learning and development is carried out in English in Early Years Department”. “We are very happy that our children can enjoy a Spanish curriculum and learn all about Spanish culture but also use their English which makes it really easy and comfortable for us and them.” “The English Centre has lunch and transport services that help our organisation at home.” “As well as the curriculum they have lots of outdoor activities that help our children develop healthy values. “We love the fact they have the best of Spanish and British culture as well as excellent academic results” “Top school in Andalucia”. “Quite simply my child is happy and so am I” “There is a strong connection between the families and the school, we take part in lots of events and activities that the school organises” “It’s a dynamic and active school that is continually improving, there is an exciting curriculum and a great new building with an indoor pool, new sports courts and modern classrooms”“As well as providing a great education for our daughter it also has given us a chance to meet Spanish families and create lifelong friendships”
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Welcome Home: Ross Returns From Sixth FDNF Patrol By MC1 Kyle Steckler U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs Ross departed Rota Jan. 8, 2018, and in the course of its four-month patrol visited several countries, participated in joint exercises and hosted many U.S. and foreign diplomats in its mission to advance security and stability in the Europe and Africa regions. “I couldn’t possibly be more proud of this crew,” said Cmdr. Bryan S. Gallo, commanding officer of Ross. “Over the course of these past four months, they’ve risen to the occasion and surpassed all expectations in the face of another arduous patrol.” Gallo also said that in completing Ross’ patrol, the crew contributed to a bigger, more important mission. “The completion of this patrol directly contributed to U.S. national security interests by operating forward, in both European and African regions, in support of the United States’ commitment to the stability of those regions,” said Gallo. “We always enjoy the opportunity to work alongside our NATO allies and partners in promoting the international security and stability we hold so dear.” During Ross’ patrol, the ship visited several countries including Morocco, Italy, Albania, Romania, and the United Kingdom. In several of those countries, the Ross’ crew had the opportunity to provide the local public with tours of the 21-year-old warship to strengthen international partnerships and project a positive image of the U.S. Navy. “Liberty is a mission, even if you are on duty,” said Ensign Nicholas McGrath, Ross’ electrical officer. “When we open the brow for civilians and our NATO counterparts, we act as ambassadors for our Navy. It’s important to demonstrate our goodwill and firm resolve whenever we pull into port.” Of course, visiting foreign ports wouldn’t be complete without some liberty. Sailors had the opportunity to explore the six countries providing some much-needed and deserved rest and relaxation. “My favorite port this patrol would have to be Scotland,” said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kate Woods, a Ross crewmember. “I actually took leave so
I could just go explore on my own. I spent some time in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but what really made the trip was my tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. I did a ton of hiking, ate some incredible food and made some lifelong friends.” Deployments and patrols aren’t just about liberty ports. Ross put in its share of work, too. From Feb. 1628, Ross operated in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and international law, completing several routine weapons exercises and conducting a ship tour for nearly 25 U.S. Embassy, Bucharest personnel and Romanian citizens. From March 26-April 12, Ross participated in Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). FOST is based out of naval bases in the United Kingdom and delivers operational training across all disciplines for the Royal Navy and other navies that wish to make use of its services. “FOST was an opportunity to evaluate ourselves at all levels in our chain of command, and it also offered us areas of improvement that we can focus on moving forward,” said Chief Damage Controlman Christian Altamirano, leading chief petty officer for repair division aboard Ross. “We are better Sailors going through FOST. We will always have room for growth, no matter how long you have been doing this.” To wrap up Ross’ patrol, the ship participated in exercise Joint Warrior 18-1, a U.K.-led and designed multinational exercise which helps allies and partners improve interoperability and prepare forces for combined operations. This iteration of Joint Warrior saw participation from 15 countries including the U.S. and U.K. “Joint Warrior was another excellent opportunity for Ross to work with our NATO allies and European partners to learn how to work together to continue our commitment to regional security as well as to degrade and disrupt terrorist organizations,” said Cmdr. David Coles, Ross’ executive officer. “The presence we provide day in and day out, especially during exercises like Joint Warrior, is the most visible symbol of U.S. reassurance to those NATO allies and partners that we will continue to provide deterrence against potential adversaries.” During Ross’ 120-day patrol, the crew completed
Fire Controlman 1st Class Jacob Degroot, right, kisses his wife after pulling into Rota, Spain, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) May 7, 2018 following a fourmonth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Photos by MC1 Kyle Steckler The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) pulls into Rota, Spain, following a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations May 7, 2018.
more than their share of high-profile exercises. They also finished untold amounts of maintenance, flight operations, general quarters drills and engineering drills. They completed flight deck emergency drills, gunnery and navigation exercises, anti-terrorism drills, rigid-hull inflatable boat operations, a tow exercise with another U.S. Navy ship, multiple sea and anchor details and made thousands of meals to fuel it all.
Cmdr. David Coles, executive officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), far left, waves to families on the pier as the ship pulls into Rota, Spain, following a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations May 7, 2018.
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A Breath of Fresh Air Breathe Like A Bear By Kira Willey Age Range: 4 to 10
The book is divided into five sections (“Be Calm,” “Focus,” “Imagine,” “Make Some Energy,” and “Relax”), which are further sectioned into double-page-spread subtopics. Each spread includes one or two breath-centered exercises to encourage a habit and practice of mindfulness. Most, but not all, include references to wild animals and nature that are sure to appeal to young children. They are encouraged to use their imaginations as launch pads for being present: “Imagine you’re a cloud in the sky” and “Imagine you’re a sleepy lion, just waking up in the morning” are typical. The exercises are brief and excellent for short attention spans, though some offer opportunities for extension through pacing. The instructional text is simple enough for fluent readers to use in self-guided practice, though each exercise likely works best as a read-aloud. Betts accompanies each exercise with charming illustrations featuring foxes, elephants, fanciful clouds, and, of course, bears. This friendly book is sure to appeal to educators and caregivers looking for an accessible and kid-friendly introduction to mindfulness.
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Navy College Rota 2018 Graduates American Military University Courtney Cady, bachelor’s, human development and family studies Central Texas College Gary Armstrong, associate, fire protection Soualiho Fofana, associate, criminal justice Natalie Hasbrouck, associate, criminal justice Coastline Community College Ben Priga, associate, electronics Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Thomas Belle Isle, master’s, cccupational safety management Tyler Cannon, master’s, leadership Joshua Houck, bachelor’s, aeronautics Roger Williams University Zandee Galang, bachelor’s, paralegal studies Jordan Lee, bachelor’s, healthcare administration Trident University International Jesika Streeter, bachelor’s, business management University of Maryland University College Christopher Aiello, associate, general studies Justin Alvarado, associate, general studies Julio Arzu, master’s, homeland security management Royanna Ewing, associate, general studies Kyralee Garcia, associate, general studies Edith Hoffman, associate, management studies Lunar Odhiambo, master’s, homeland security management Jourdan Owens, associate, general studies Jonathan Salter, bachelor’s, computer networks and cybersecurity with minor in information systems management Brandon Shields, bachelor’s, graphic communication Kathleen Smith, bachelor’s, human resources management Kento Uemura, bachelor’s, accounting Jazmin Van Allen, bachelor’s, communication studies University of Oklahoma Alicia Pia Magno De Guzman, master’s, human relations Angel Bituin Lopez, master’s, human relations and certificate in helping skills Joanna Quintanilla-Rosa, master’s, human relations
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Rota Recognizes New College Graduates By AT3 M. Jang NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Naval Station Rota service members, family members and government civilian employees received their 2017 college degrees during a Navy College graduation ceremony May 4, 2018. Family and friends gathered for the annual ceremony, hosted by Rota’s Navy College Office, to recognize 27 graduates of various schools. Capt. Michael MacNicholl, Naval Station Rota c o m m a n d i n g o ff i c e r, g a v e o p e n i n g r e m a r k s congratulating the graduates on their accomplishments and the importance of maintaining an increasing level of knowledge. “We’re here to recognize all the Navy college graduates for all the hard work they’ve done over the last few years to earn their degrees,” said MacNicholl. “There’s a tremendous amount of work that goes into that. The key thing with college degrees to keep in mind is that this is just the beginning. That’s what I challenge each of you with; stay on that quest for knowledge, never stop learning. Whether it’s college
Photos by AT3 M. Jang DGF JROTC performs color guard duty during the Navy College graduation at Naval Station Rota.
Naval Station Rota Command Master Chief Gary Rosenbaum addresses students and guests during the graduation ceremony.
or going to the library and checking out books, you really got to keep after it.” As the guest speaker, Command Master Chief Gary Rosenbaum shared encouraging words to always believe in yourself, no matter what the goal is. “The Navy didn’t require me to have a degree but I required myself to have a degree,” said Rosenbaum, “because I made a commitment to myself in 1989 that I was worthy of a bachelor’s degree. Once I achieved that, there was an immense sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment because I finally achieved something; a goal that I set for myself and although it took me 18 years to achieve that goal, it was worth it. Congratulations on all your fantastic achievements. Please keep pushing yourself for your next goal. Please believe when I tell you this: the people in this room watching you, you are an inspiration to all of them. By your actions you’ve inspired them to obtain goals and reach levels that they thought were unattainable. And you have contributed to society more than you believe.”
Capt. Kertreck Brooks, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center commanding officer, shared some final words as the ceremony came to a close. “The Navy accepts the responsibility that we should return our Sailors back into their community better educated and trained than when they came in,” said Brooks. “Every graduate here today has accepted the challenge and dedicated the time to improve themselves and is a greater asset to the military. There will also be a better asset to their community; not to mention having better post-military employment possibilities. As important as education is and the degree you received today, you must ask yourself what is the next step. I challenge all of you to continue to better yourselves and also better our Navy.” The ceremony celebration included 10 associate degrees, 10 bachelor’s degrees and seven master’s degrees from nine different universities.
Graduates listen as Capt. Michael MacNicholl, Naval Station Rota commanding officer, gives opening remarks during the graduation ceremony.
Destination Espana: Sevilla Edition 12 May 17, 2018 | Coastline
By MC1(SW) Brian Dietrick and Emiley Murphy NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
When you travel, it often is as much about who you travel with as it is where you are going. Venturing out with family members is fairly straightforward because you are already familiar with each personality and who requires snacks five minutes after leaving the house. Traveling with friends, however, can be a roll of the dice. Depending on the mix, you can have a fun and memorable event or a never-to-be repeated experiment. It all comes down to chemistry. When you have the right blend of personalities and temperaments you can see a location together in ways you might not have seen them individually. Not to mention the side stories that come out of those experiences. Long after your trip is over, those are the things you will remember when you look at the photographs. When we first began our Destination España series, our goal was to source out useful information and interesting tidbits about areas closest to the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota community. This time we went a little further afield. The city of Sevilla (Seville in English) is one of my favorite Spanish localities, and being only an hour and a half drive from Rota, a well-known quotient. But there is always more to learn about the history, inhabitants, gastronomy, art and culture of a location and Sevilla is
no different, no many how many times you visit. A historic heavy-weight, the city of Sevilla is both the capital and largest city within the Andalusian region with a Roman foundation and a Moorish heritage. It is also the possessor of the only river port in Spain which proved pivotal in providing wealth to the city and support during the Age of Exploration. It is from here that the trans-Atlantic trade flourished with the discovery of the Americas and where Ferdinand Magellan began his first circumnavigation of the globe in 1519. Despite changes in its economic circumstance over the centuries that followed, Sevilla rose to the top during the 20th century to be the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Since then, the city has grown to incorporate over 700,000 people and blossomed into a destination filled with important UNESCO heritage sites, colorful flamenco bars, an assortment of food and drink establishments and curious discoveries around every corner. Within the historic city center are three UNESCO world heritage sites to include the Real Alcázar, Sevilla Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies. These three sites date between the 13th and 16th century and offer visitors an intimate look at Andalucía during the time of the Reconquista and into the Age of Exploration. Ranging from what is now considered Almohad (the Moorish dynasty that ruled during the 12th century) to Christian architecture with a twist, these fascinating structures pull visitors into an exotic past where ancient civilizations met the New World and ruled with style.
Sevilla's Royal Past
Photos by AT3 M. Jang The Maidens Courtyard is a rectangular courtyard bordered by cusped arches on double marble columns. The Maidens Courtyard, named after the Moorish annual tradition of demanding a hundred virgins from their Christian kingdoms, gives access to the most important rooms.
A good first stop on your tour is through the doors of the Real Alcázar. Although it is possible to buy tickets when you arrive, it is easier (and faster) to purchase them ahead of time online. Ticket prices vary depending on whether you choose a general admission (12.50 euros) or the combined general which includes tickets to see the Cuarto Real Alto (upper royal apartments) (17 euros per person). Buying tickets online are a little more expensive but guarantee immediate entry during your chosen time, which is especially important if you are traveling with littles (or even impatient adults) who have a hard time waiting in line. The oldest royal palace still in use today, this Alcázar is a stunning example of Mudéjar architecture and a beautiful blend of the original Moorish palace and the newer (all things being relative) Christian renovations. Overseen by the Patrimonio Nacional, the caretaker for all royal sites
within Spain, this is the royal residence of the Spanish royal family when they are in Sevilla. Upon entering the palace gates, guests can venture into the 12th century by viewing spaces detailed with ornamentation constructed with a combination of plaster, marble dust, alabaster and egg whites. Elaborate panels depict vegetation and include Arab phrases regarding life, prosperity, wealth and similar subjects in a dizzying display of designs throughout the rooms. Taking it all in is next to impossible with the amount of intricate details and overwhelming beauty, but once you feel satisfied you can travel through time just by crossing the courtyard. The 16th century House of Contracts was where important trade business was communicated ushering in Sevilla’s Golden Age during the 16th and 17th centuries. Eventually the sheer volume of information, documents and business in general brought about a permanent move to what is now known as the Archive of the Indies in a separate location. The largest and most magnificent of the alcázar buildings is the Palace of Peter I (known as Pedro I). Although he was a Christian king from Castile, Peter designed his palace and surrounding gardens in the Moorish style, with a little bit of Christian imagery thrown in for good measure. From the peaceful Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) to the awe-inspiring Salon de Embajadores (Ambassadors Reception Room), gilded portals and heavily ornamented hallways usher visitors into a world of true extravagance. Despite the grandeur and size of the palace complex, it is the beauty and tranquility of its gardens that captivates the imagination and showcases the beauty of the Spanish landscape. Due to the largely mild climate, the gardens of the alcázar are always green, but some of the best times to visit are during orange blossom season (early spring) and when the flowers are in full bloom (mid-to-late May). Take time to sit on a bench while enjoying the trill of birds or watch brightly colored fish swim lazily to and fro in the Estanque de Mercurio (Mercury Pond). If you are a fan of the hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, then you will no doubt recognize the water gardens from the Kingdom of Dorne in season 5 and beg your friends to take a picture of you on the colonnade overlooking the gardens. Regardless of whether you are a fan or just a photographer, once you have snapped your favorite shot, make sure to visit the underground Los Baños de Dona Maria de Padilla which is located within steps of the pond. This eerily appealing underground rainwater reservoir was originally used by the palace as a freshwater source. According to legend, King Pedro I’s mistress, Maria de Padilla, used the reservoir as her own personal bathing facility. Strangely enough, it was considered both fashionable and good luck to drink from the water after she had bathed as a way of gaining favor with the king. Although Maria de Padilla was never legally married to the king, years after her death he had her remains moved to the royal chapel in the Sevilla Cathedral.
If the weather is nice, and frankly, it usually is, take more time to amble through the gardens; being sure to stop to smell the myrtle which grows in profusion on the property. This sweet smelling herb is said to represent love and fidelity and since the 1850’s has been a part of the British royal family’s wedding bouquets. So, run your hands over the nearest myrtle bush and stroll through the verdant avenues and spaces like royalty. When visiting the Real Alcázar allot a two to three-hour block of time in order to fully see every corner and visit the gift shop at the end of your visit.
The gardens are as varied as the architecture of the Real Alcazar. The Mercury pond (pictured above) is connected to a portion of the original Moorish palace.
Baths of Lady María de Padilla are rainwater tanks beneath the Patio del Crucero. The tanks are named after María de Padilla, the mistress of Peter the Cruel.
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Most Stunning Sight
One of the finest sights in the beautiful, sprawling city of Sevilla is the grand cathedral that sits in the heart of the city. Officially named Santa Maria de la Sede or Saint Mary of the Sea, it’s the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and was registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It was built in the 15th century over the remains of the city’s main mosque. Legend has it that the king who captured Seville from it’s previous rulers wanted to construct a church so large, future generations would think they were crazy. There are so many beautiful things to see there but my favorites are the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the view from the top. Once inside the cathedral’s visitor entrance, head right and you'll see the giant tomb of Christopher Columbus in front of the Door of the Prince. The details of this large metal tomb are astonishing! The first time I saw it, I couldn’t believe how life-like everything looked. The monument supposedly contains the remains of the explorer but debate continues as to whether the bones are actually his. After his death, his remains traveled from Spain to the Dominican Republic and later to Cuba. They returned to Seville in 1898. DNA testing was done in 2006 with the bones from his brother, Diego, and strongly suggests that whatever lies inside that tomb is in fact from Christopher Columbus. Navigating from room to room inside the cathedral, you’ll bear witness to many beautiful paintings, sculptures and jewelry - it is almost difficult to take it all in. I’ve
La Giralda, one of the remaining structures from the Great Mosque of Seville, was converted into the bell tower of the Cathedral by the Christians.
been to this cathedral many times and I can tell you that it is easier to fully enjoy these things without small children who want to zip through the place. Each time we visit the cathedral; our last stop is normally the Giralda, which involves walking up 35 ramps and a small flight of stairs to see the excellent rooftop views. The climb was built in ramps so priests and guards could ride their horses to the top. Very smart thinking on their part. If you’ve ever been to the top, you’ll probably agree with me. The decorative tower is 341 feet tall and by far, the most notable portion of the construction. The topmost parts, from bell level up, were added in the 16th century, when Spanish Christians were adding on to the surviving Islamic buildings. At the very top is El Giraldillo, a 16th-century bronze weathervane representing faith, which has become a symbol of Sevilla. Be sure to wear pants when you visit, as shorts are not allowed. Flash photography is also not permitted. Their hours are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. (free entrance during this time), Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Prices are 9 euro for adults and children under 12 are free. Audio guides, wheel chair-accessible facilities and gift shops are available for use. Overall, the cathedral is a beautifully striking building with many unforgettable aspects. Wherever your eye wanders, you will be stunned by the quality of the sculptures, the stained glass, the paintings and the sheer quantity of gold and silver decoration to be seen.
Tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville cathedral held by four allegorical figures representing the four kingdoms of Spain during Columbus’ life; Castille, Aragon, Navara and Leon. The tomb was originally installed in Havana before moving to Seville’s cathedral as the last addition in 1899.
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Team Rota in the Spotlight Ronald Rink By AT3 M. Jang, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs
Ronald Rink, assigned to Naval Station Rota’s Air Operations Department, is the airfield manager in charge of ensuring that the installation flight line is smooth and operational. "I manage construction projects,” said Rink. “I do airfield inspections, determine what projects are forthcoming and work with our naval facilities counterparts to secure funding.” Inspecting the vast flight line is an important task that requires a team effort. If and when they find foreign object debris or a possible hazard, Rink is notified so he can determine the type of work required and route for approval. As a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, Rink gained experience as an airfield manager through his military service. He enjoyed his job enough to work the same job as a GS civilian. “I’ve been doing this for about 30 years,” said Rink. “I did it in the Air Force until retirement and now in the Navy system for 10 years as a GS civilian. I’ve been doing this more than half my life. It’s really interesting and I have no desire to do anything different.” Rink said his biggest motivation is seeing the positive outcome of his hard work. His goal is to maintain and improve the integrity of the flight line. “We have to put eyes on it and know what’s coming before the damage occurs,” said Rink. “My goal is to get the airfield here a lot better when I leave it. I want to make the runway environment as safe as possible.” Rink enjoys his time here not only because he
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loves his job but also because Spain is one of the best countries to practice is favorite hobby: motorcycle racing. “I really wanted to come to Spain because it is one of the countries that caters to racers,” said Rink. “There are a lot of tracks, places to race, and opportunities to see the professionals. I race my two motorcycles, I go to races and I like to go to different circuits around Jerez.” Rink said racing is an adrenaline rush and his way of relaxing and balancing his professional and personal life. “If you work hard you need some way to relax and do what you love outside of your job,” said Rink. “The competitiveness is fun for me; it’s relaxing.” Rink has been racing for approximately 20 years and is currently the only American racing on the tracks in Spain and Portugal. Rink is interested in racing and competing in the Spanish championship. “It’s a lot to buy in but I’m considering racing a season in the Spanish championship,” said Rink. “But first I’ve got to make sure I’m ready. I won’t be competitive top 10 but if I can get somewhere after top 10 or 15 I would be satisfied. These guys are very fast in Spain.” Rink encourages safe riding as a motorcycle safety officer and says he lives by the motto ‘live life to the fullest, don’t count money.’ “I really have no regrets,” said Rink. “Life is good; I love my job and I love what I do outside of work so there’s a good balance.”
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Stay Safe This Summer Season By NAVSTA Rota Safety Department Summer time is when we all get excited about doing our favorite outdoor activities such as boating, biking, cookouts and vacations just to name a few. Memorial Day starts the 101 Critical Days of Summer and goes through Labor Day. Unfortunately, summer is also a time where a lot of injuries happen. Follow these tips to stay safe this summer season: When spending time outside, it’s important to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Take frequent breaks in the shade, stay hydrated and always remember sunscreen. When preparing food on a grill, always follow the grill manufacturer’s instructions and proper food safety procedures. Ensure your gas grill doesn’t have any leaks in the hose or tank. Summertime is a prime time for use of motorcycles and bikes. Remember to wear a helmet and follow basic biker safety instructions. Independence Day celebrations and outdoor parties are an enjoyable part of the summer. Make sure to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly and never let anyone drink and drive. Always have a plan when you’re out drinking. WATER SAFETY While you’re enjoying the water, keep alert and check the local weather conditions. Make sure you swim sober and that you never swim alone. Even if you’re confident in your swimming skills, make sure you have enough energy to swim back to shore. Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved
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life jackets in and the around water. No one should use any other type of floatation device unless they are able to swim. Pay especially close attention to children and elderly persons when at the beach. Even in shallow water, wave action can cause a loss of footing. RIP CURRENTS Rip currents are responsible for numerous deaths on beaches every year and for most of the rescues performed by lifeguards. Beachgoers should be aware of how dangerous rip currents are and swim only at beaches with lifeguards in the designated swimming area. Rip currents can form in any large open water area, such as low spots and breaks in sandbars or near structures such as jetties and piers. For your safety, be aware of the danger of rip currents and remember the following: * If you are caught in a rip current, stay calm and don’t fight the current. * Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore. * If you can't swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore. * If you feel you can’t make it to the shore, draw attention to yourself by waving and calling for help.
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Doing Great Things at DGF Middle/High School
April was Month of the Military Child and DGF Middle/High School wore purple for Purple Up Day. The Month of the Military Child is a time to recognize and appreciate military children for their service and sacrifice. Pictured above is (left to right) is Colin and Harold Clark, Mel Vassiliadis, Kat Tutty, Marcy Bond, Talisa Gonzalez, Daniel Bennett, Devon Mitchell and Byron Rios.
DGF held its annual National Honors Society Induction Ceremony. Sixteen new members were inducted during the ceremony in the schoolâ€™s multipurpose building
DGF Rota Middle/High School will be seeing sunflowers on campus in the future! The 6th grade students participated in the Worldwide Sunflower Project. They have enthusiastically cleaned out a number of garden plots on the school campus and planted their seeds the World Official Planting Day.
The Lady Admirals Softball team is off to a great start. They are 6-2 this season with the only win over the first place Sigonella Jaguars. The Admirals are currently seated in second place in Division II and only one game off the lead. All the bats are hot as the Admirals scored 49 runs in their last four games.
The DGF Rota Baseball team travelled to Aviano,Italy to participate in a four-team tournament. The Rota team played four games, winning them all. Rota defeated Aviano 11-3, and later the same day, defeated Hohenfels 11-0. Fired up and ready for more, Rota retuned to the diamond on Saturday and defeated Hohenfels 19-4 and beat Aviano 10-1 in the final contest.
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Retired Airman Reflects on Past Amidst CORONETs Season By Capt. Jose A. Quintanilla 725th AIr Mobility Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Rodrigo Ortiz never really left the U.S. Air Force when he retired in 1991 after 26 years of service. Even now, he continues to work as an environmental data and safety technician under the Vectrus contract for the 496th Air Base Squadron (ABS), Spain. The 725th Air Mobility Squadron and 496th ABS at Morón Air Base are currently hosting the Spring CORONET, theater-swap of Air Expeditionary Force fighter aircraft between the United States and the Middle East as Air Combat Command fighter units support the ongoing Global War on Terrorism operations. During this time, Ortiz had time to reflect on his past. “I was 14 years old when the Thunderbirds did a flyby over the Guatemalan flag in my native country,” said Ortiz. “When the aircraft landed, I stayed and watched the ground crew airmen as they prepped the aircraft for their next flight. Watching the F-100 Thunderbirds with their red, white, and blue colors and the big letters ‘U.S. Air Force’ painted on each side of the fuselage, a dream was born. I committed myself to joining the U.S. Air Force and becoming an aircraft maintainer.”
Photos by Capt. Jose A. Quintilla An F-22 Raptor takes off in the background while a V-22 Osprey sits on the flightline at Morón Air Base, Spain.
Retired Senior Master Sgt. Rodrigo Ortiz tours the F-22 Raptors flying through Morón during the Fall CORONET. Ortiz served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years.
In 1965, that dream came true for Ortiz when he immigrated to the United States, joined the Air Force and graduated as a jet aircraft mechanic the following year. After 26 years of service, Ortiz’s dream has continued to blossom. His eldest daughter joined the U.S. Air Force four years after his retirement and went on to serve for 21 years and retired as a lieutenant colonel. His second daughter graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1999 and returned to the civilian sector after 10 years of service. His youngest daughter traveled the world with him as a military brat and is now a PhD university professor in Florida. “As I look back on my life, I am grateful that the Thunderbirds visited Guatemala in 1958,” stated Ortiz. “They gave me a wonderful dream to shoot for!” It’s been 60 years since that fateful day for Ortiz and the U.S. Air Force continues to reach and surpass the skies through innovation and technological excellence. This is readily displayed as fighter and tanker aircraft transition through Morón AB this CORONET season. However, it’s airmen like Senior Master Sgt. Ortiz, who provide the unrelenting spirit to our service and ensure we remain at the forefront of Air Power!
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Dispatches From Elcano - The Spanish Tall Ship (Part 1) By Lt. Chris Saxton NAVSTA Rota Air Operations Department When I noticed the email forwarded from executive officer in my inbox, with a subject line written entirely in Spanish, I knew that something interesting was waiting for me. Sure enough, it was an invitation from the Spanish Navy for me to embark their tall ship, Buque Escuela (training ship) Juan Sebastian de Elcano, as the English instructor for a four-month journey across the Atlantic Ocean and around South America. Having recently laterally transferred from naval aviator to foreign area officer, this unique deployment would serve as an ideal introduction to my new community of international engagement professionals and further, be a once-in-alifetime adventure. After accepting the offer, news of my unique assignment quickly spread. Every Spanish colleague, friend or acquaintance that learned of my upcoming deployment on Elcano beamed with pride at mention of the ship. After my first visit to the ship while in the yards at San Fernando, it was easy to see why. If you’ve never seen her in person, Elcano is a magnificent four-masted brig-schooner. At 305 feet long and 168 feet tall, she is the third largest sail-powered training vessel in the world. Literature provided by the ship to visitors describes Elcano as “white, silent, clean, luminous and majestic,” and capturing “the harmony of gusts of wind…the gentle creaking of rigging and the strange words of nautical jargon.” Certainly, the ship seizes on an essence of naval tradition that simply can’t be replicated on today’s grey-hulled surface combatants. Constructed in Cadiz in 1927, she is currently on her 90th training cruise, has completed 10 circumnavigations of the globe and has been overhauled several times. Elcano’s primary purpose is to serve as a training ship for the Spanish Naval Academy’s midshipmen (Guardia Marina). During their third year at the academy, the Midshipmen embark Elcano for six months, where they will stand watch, attend classes and hone their nautical skills through constant practical application and instruction. Even Spanish Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI completed cruises as midshipmen on Elcano in 1958 and 1987 respectively. As a secondary mission, Elcano serves in a diplomatic role, representing the people of Spain and spreading goodwill wherever she travels. In nearly every port, it is common for the ship to host public visits, hold receptions for local dignitaries, engage in municipal events and participate in community relation activities. This year’s cruise - the XC Crucero- is especially significant, as the ship is celebrating the 500th anniversary of it’s namesake embarking on the first circumnavigation of the world. While most people associate this feat with
the Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan, he was actually killed in an ill-advised battle with a native tribe in what is now known as the Philippines. It was Juan Sebastian de Elcano, the expedition’s Basque navigator, who would ultimately assume command after Magellan’s death and successfully return to Spain, completing the westerly circumnavigation. In a testament to the voyage’s extreme hardship, Elcano returned to Sevilla three years after he departed, with just one of the five original Armada de Molucca ships that had set-out -Victoria - and with only 18 surviving crewmen out of an initial 260. Today in Sanlucar de Barrameda, where Magellan provisioned his ships before departure and where Elcano entered the Guadalquivir River upon his return, a marble plaque on a worn building in a busy square hosts the names of the surviving crewmembers. For his efforts, Spanish King Charles I granted Elcano a coat of arms, with a ribbon spanning a globe and bearing the inscription “Primus Circumdedisti Me,” or “you were the first to circumnavigate me.” Today, the same inscription is mounted on a prominent brass placard behind the ship’s bell on the quarterdeck and the coat of arms adorns everything on the ship from a stained-glass skylight to the ship’s stationary. Fittingly, this year’s training cruise would be roughly tracing Magellan and Elcano’s route across the Atlantic, south along the coast of South America and through the Strait of Magellan, before departing from the historic itinerary and turning north toward the Panama Canal. Zarpamos Ya! The ship departed Cadiz on Feb. 11 with the fanfare and pageantry that one would expect of a vessel bearing so much local and national pride. Thousands of wellwishers packed the central pier in Cadiz to bid the ship farewell. In addition to friends, family and curious passers-by slugging their way home from Carnival festivities, the ship was sent off by the Almirante Jefe del Estado Major de Armada, the mayor of Cadiz and other prominent officials. The 61 midshipmen arrived at the ship in formation, following a processional from the nearby Conventa de Santo Domingo, where local clergy blessed the voyage. After some words by the aforementioned dignitaries, the officers, midshipmen and crew were allowed one final dash to the pier to say goodbye to their gathered loved ones. When it was time to push away from the pier around noon, the ship’s seven-piece marine band struck-up cheery traditional
tunes and we were on our way. No sooner than Elcano had been pointed by the tugs toward the exit of Cadiz’s protective harbor, the ship was flanked by dozens of sailboats, fishing boats and other pleasure craft, all proudly flying the Spanish flag, blasting their horns and waving incessantly. This festive flotilla would accompany us for over an hour as we maneuvered toward open ocean, only subsiding after Elcano conducted a pass and salute maneuver with a Spanish navy heavy patrol craft (patrullero) hosting the local dignitaries. Clear of the harbor and free from maneuvering restrictions, the crew wasted no time setting maniobra general, an allhands-on-deck evolution called away when the sails are to be raised, lowered or otherwise reconfigured. Upon raising the ship’s sails, we were able to give the distant onlookers in Cadiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Rota one grand and final spectacle as we turned southwest into the Atlantic Ocean. (To be continued in the May 31st issue of Coastline)
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Upcoming NMCRS Support Groups:. Breastfeeding Support Group: You do not have to be currently breastfeeding to join that community. Email our Visiting Nurse Instructor, Maribel Rey at Maribel.Rey@ nmcrs.org for more information!
Family members of active-duty U.S. military members are able to initiate emergency messages online at http:// redcross.org/herocarenetwork. Family of active duty and overseas-stationed federal employees can also initiate a message by calling 1-(877) 272-7337 or 956-82-2331, or by walking in to the Rota ARC office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 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 breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the chapel. All meetings are closed meetings except the last Thursday of each month. Closed meetings are for people with a problem with alcohol or a desire to stop drinking. The open meeting is for all of the above, plus personnel requiring training or with curiosity about Alcoholics Anonymous. 213 Big Book AA of Rota is now accepting people with addiction problems such as NA or GA, etc. For more information, call the DAPA at 7272161. AA off-base: "Rota Drydockers," every Saturday, 7 p.m., Calle Calvario, 67, Inglesia del Carmen, Rota (Lat: 36.624466, Long: -6.356386). For information about the meeting in Rota, call Joe Garcia at 629-27-1312 or 95677-6876. Online, visit http://www.aaonline.net or http:// www.aaspain.org.
NMCRS News NMCRS Office hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: VPN 727-1614 or Commercial 956-82-1614 After-hours / Holidays: Cell 660-984-511 & VPN Cell: 18727-0800 Website: www.nmcrs.org
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Breastfeeding and Postpartum: May 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the NMCRS classroom in the Community Support Building (#3293). Pregnancy and Paperwork: June 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at the OBGYN Clinic.
NMCRS Thrift Shop
NMCRS Thrift Shop Normal Hours: Mon., Wed., and Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. First 30 minutes priority shopping to AD members and their dependents You can find household items, furniture, clothing, holiday décor, and even uniforms at a fraction of the original cost! In 2017, our Thrift Shop had over 4,800 happy customers visit our shop! These customers contributed over $58,000 to the Society with their purchases, all of which gets put right back into the community in the form of loans and grants that NMCRS uses for our clients. Before spending your hard-earned paycheck, check out the savings available at the Rota NMCRS Thrift Shop.
Area Activities Music May 18, 8:30 p.m.: “Arabenco” Selu del Puerto and Youssef Houssaini. Pedro Muñoz Seca Theater, El Puerto de Santa Maria. Tickets from €5. May 19, 8 p.m.: National Piano Contest with performances by several musicians. Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets from €10. May 23, 9 p.m.: Clara Peya. Gran Teatro Falla, Fragela Square, Cadiz. Tickets €12. May 25, 9 p.m.: Sweet Machine Orchestra. Teatro Moderno, Chiclana de la Frontera. Tickets from €6. May 28, 8 p.m.: VI Ciclo de Musica Antigua, concert by ZEJEL "The Memory of the East" (Music of Three Cultures). Claustros de Santo Domingo Church, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets from €25. May 26, 8:30 p.m.: Rozalen. Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera. Tickets from €25. J u n e 1 & 2 , 9 p . m . : P a s t o r a S o l e r. G r a n Te a t r o F a l l a , C a d i z . T I c k e t s € 2 5 - 5 0 . June 8 & 9: Vejer Jazz Festival featuring various artists. Vejer de la Frontera. For more information, visit www.jazzvejer.com
and Javier Sanchez Company.Teatro Moderno, Chiclana de la Frontera. Tickets from €7. May 19, 8 p.m.: Flamenco Festival. Ciudad Deportiva, El Puerto de Santa Maria. Tickets €12. May 25, 8:30 p.m.: "Tribute to Los Romeros de la Puebla" flamenco recital. Teatro Principal, Puerto Real. Tickets €10. June 1, 10 p.m.: "El Poder de la Musica" flamenco recital by Paco Candela. Vejer de la Frontera fairgrounds. Tickets from €18. Food & Drink Through May 20: Ruta Gastronomica del Atun (Tuna gastronomic route). Zahara de los Atunes. Through June 4: Ruta Gastronomica del Atun (Tuna gastronomic route). Conil de la Frontera. May 25-June 3: VI Ruta Gastronomica del Atun (VI Tuna gastronomic route). Tarifa. June 3-6: Vinoble 2018, International Wine Festival. Alcazar de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera. June 15-17: Weekend Beer Festival Cadiz 2018. Baluarte de la Candelaria, Cadiz. Bullfights May 31, 7 p.m.: Angel Jimenez, Emilio Silvera and Alfonso Cadaval. Seville. June 3: Enrique Ponce, Jose Maria Manzanares and Roca Rey. Sanlucar de Barrameda. Events Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Jerez Flea Market, Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish Castle), Jerez de la Frontera. Upcoming Ferias May 29-June 3: Sanlucar de Barrameda May 30-June 4: Puerto Real
Corpus Christi Festival This festival celebrates the transformation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ ('corpus christi'). It is celebrated on the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday. This year's celebrations will be May 31st or the following Sunday, June 3rd. Celebrations of special interest in this prefecture are Zahara de la Sierra, El Gastor, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Seville. May 31: Seville (bank holiday) June 3: Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, El Gastor, Olvera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Vejer de la Frontera, and Zahara de la Sierra
Dance/Flamenco May 17, 9 p.m.: Ballet performance by Chantal Goudard
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CARS FOR SALE Sale Yamaha Jog R for €500, ITV valid until August 2019, engine excellent condition for more information contact Victor at 682-11-0968 2000 Mercedes Benz C180, good car, some small scratches and imperfections, plus transfer, will come with ITV just passed, Euro specs, priced to sell at €2,600. Tel: 653-78-0296 Volvo S40, 2003, excellent driving machine in perfect shape, just purchased a month ago for 3,500€ but owner recalled stateside and sells it for 2,990€, manual, itv just passed, European specs, 99,000 miles, tel 653780296 Porsche Boxster, perfect condition, all maintenance in Porsche, largest motor, 79,000 miles, Itv good, Euro specs, 2001, €10,900, Tel: 653-78-0296 N i s s a n A l m e r a , s i l v e r, a u t o m a t i c , i n e x c e l l e n t m e c h a n i c a l c o n d i t i o n , 129,000 miles, ITV good, European specs., 2,390€, tel 653780296 2009 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic with 67000 miles, U.S. specs $6500/€5200, ITV current to 2019, call or text 617-067-654 2012 BMW 114I in great condition. White 5-door Manual transmission with less than 55,000 kilometers. Enjoy driving in style! European specs, ITV valid until SEP18, €12,990. Call or text 642-339-361 Lancia Epsilon, 2008, 19,500 miles, in excellent shape, one owner, diesel, always garaged, 3,190 €, itv good, European specs, tel 653780296 Chrysler Cadillac BLS, 2006, AUTOMATIC, 1.9 Diesel, luxury car, new tires, sun roof, leather heated seats, aluminum rims, parking sensors, bluetooth, electric mirrors, Xenon lights, 4,890€, ITV good, European specs, tel 653780296 BMW 316ti Compact 2005, excellent condition 3 door coupe, 1.8 l gasoline engine, one owner who is the brother of my mechanic, good car in good shape, ITV good, European specs, 4500€, tel 653780296.
Penthouse, top-floor apartment with best view Cadiz to Rota. 700 sq. ft., 2 bdr., 1 bath, all reformed. Fuentebravia beachfront. $120,000. Call Linda to see, 650-66-4826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Two burial plots, side-by-side, in Knoxville, Tennessee’s Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Drive. Veteran’s Garden of Patriots, Lot 141A, spaces 3 & 4. Extraordinarily low price of $2,000.00 includes perpetual care. Call Bruce Quigley at 655 828 262.
FOR RENT House for rent in El Puerto de Santa Maria, 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, under floor heating,AC, 2 car private garage, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp anytime, Tel: 655-99-7614 (English spoken) House for rent, Vistahermosa area of El Puerto de Santa Maria, just completely renovated, beautiful garden with pool, sunny covered patio, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, €2,500, call, text or WhatsApp , Tel: 635-09-9914 (Veronica, English spoken) The Zen restaurant owners have a nice house in good condition for rent. Please stop by and ask them about it if interested American owned duplex in private gated community in Rota. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bathroom, pool, parking/garage, a block from beach, A/C, 1400 euros. Details: Ivan Orozco DSN: 268-5174 or email@example.com BEAUTIFUL SEA-VIEW VILLA IN CHIPIONA.1,600€/negotiable. Listing number 127072. 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. 1200m2 plot. 160m2 house. 150m to the beach. Safe, quiet and private. Automatic gate and outside lights. Double-glassing. Fireplace. Aircon./heating. Ceiling fans. Mosquito nets. Storage. Diner attached to kitchen. Roof-terrace with sea-view. English-speaking landlord. Viewings immediately possible. CELL 667 58 68 39. Pictures on www.sweethomespain.es., ref70037. No charges for tenant as direct from owner. Apartment for rent, Rota (La Costilla Beach Area), 3 minutes walking distance to the beach, 1200 sq. ft, 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, A/C, large living room and kitchen. English speaking landloard, 1200 euros. Call, text or WhatsApp M a r i a Te l : 6 3 7 4 9 2 5 8 6 , o r e m a i l : m a r i a . s a n c h e z . m u s l e r a @ g m a i l . c o m
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