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The Coastline May 22, 2014

Volume 24, Issue 19

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Contract Changes Delay July PCS Travel By Morgan Over

NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Personnel transferring in and out of Rota in July experienced booking delays due to airline contract changes, according to Naval Station Rota leadership. According to representatives at Rota’s Passenger Air Terminal and Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Rota, a change in airline carriers left a gap in Patriot Express (PE) flights for July and has created impacts for personnel moving with a pet. Originally, all July flights were not booked but a change Tuesday afternoon confirmed all flights. “The Patriot Express will fly, it will operate as scheduled, we’re waiting on contract re-awards and then you’ll be assigned. There are delays in booking, we know this already, so don’t panic,” said NAVSTA Rota's Air Terminal Director of Operations Rick Irby. “We see the missions, and the dates and we know they’re going to fly. We know they’re [passengers] on hold. It’s not the U.S. Navy holding tickets; the Passenger Reservation Center is awaiting word of the contract carrier being assigned to those routes.” Irby and others at PSD Rota are working to keep travelers informed but they are aware the delays are frustrating people. This global change affects everyone around the world, not only Rota patrons. “It is completely out of our control. We follow Navy Personnel Travel Office (NAVPTO) for transportation, and they are the main authority to approve this flight

request. If they don’t have any confirmed dates for the PE, they cannot fly anyone commercially or via the PE,” said PSD Rota Transportation Agent Pablo Margarito Monge. “Until we get the dates officially … PSD Rota cannot book personnel on another PE flight or commercial flight,” said PSD Officer in Charge Lt. Stephanie Rivera.

“The Patriot Express will fly, it will operate as scheduled, we’re waiting on contract reawards and then you’ll be assigned." - Rick Irby

Rota's Air Terminal Director of Operations

According to Rivera, personnel moving in July with pets will face a tough time to reserve a pet seat. With the first-come-first serve basis on pet space, Rota is typically quick to obtain as many pet spaces as possible. With the July flights, however, everyone will be competing for the space at the exact same time. “There are 10 pet spaces in the belly and three in the cabin. For the first flight in June, Rota has 10 of the 10 pet spaces,” said Passenger Air Terminal Manager Manolo Alegria Balton. Balton said that there are pet spaces available for flights in August, but it is unknown how many pet spaces Rota will obtain for the July flights. For all personnel moving with a pet during that period,

they should begin exploring commercial options to fly their pet back to the U.S., said Rivera and Margarito Monge. “It’s good for them to start researching what the worst scenario for them to ship their pet from Jerez/Rota back to the States,” said Margarito Monge. Members are reminded that “pets are considered a personal expense and all expenses incurred are nonreimbursable. This includes what it costs to get them on an AMC or commercial flight, and any expenses incurred when deviating from the original itinerary,” said Rivera. If a member is planning to fly a pet to the U.S. commercially, they should also be reminded of the summer pet embargos, or restrictions, that most commercial airlines have in place, reminded Irby. Delta Airlines: Delta’s summer embargo is May 15 - Sept. 15. During this time they will not accept pets as check bags in extreme heat, 85-degrees Fahrenheit or more during the summer months. This applies to all Delta connection carriers. According to Delta’s website, however, “Military or government personnel with return orders and traveling with pets from a foreign country or Hawaii to the United States for duty may check their pets as baggage if the temperature forecasted on the day of travel does not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit for the origin or destination locations.” American Airlines: Pets cannot be accepted when See "PATRIOT EXPRESS," page 3

Volunteers Recognized for their Service in Rota

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


Eleven volunteers including civilians and service members were recognized as the 2014 Naval Activities Spain Volunteers of the Year (VOY) for their efforts during a ceremony at the chapel Monday. Thomas Brennan won the civilian employee volunteer of the year with approximately 767.9 hours, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class Ryan Huskey won the military volunteer of the year with approximately 500 volunteer hours, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) Watchstanders won large group volunteer of the year with approximately 8,736 hours, and Angela Pearce won the dependent volunteer of the year with approximately 1,244 hours. Volunteers represent the best examples of selfless service and compassion our community has to offer, as stated in Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain Instruction 1700.14B. Therefore, the Volunteer Recognition Program also recognizes the contributions of all volunteers

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who give freely in order to improve quality of life in the Rota community. Nominees had to have at least 150 documented community service hours and be nominated by their individual commands to qualify for this award. Nominations acknowledge achievement, citizenship and community involvement. “I really appreciate the leadership putting on a ceremony to acknowledge the volunteers,” said Tech Sgt. Edmond Nicholson, a member of the SAPR watchstanders. “We didn’t do this for recognition. It’s because we care.” “We’re here to celebrate the men and women who give freely their time, their skills, energy and talent in order to improve our quality of life in our Rota community,” said Capt. Greg Pekari, Rota’s commanding officer. “Our volunteers represent the best examples of selfless service and compassion that our community has to offer. We hope by recognizing their achievements and sacrifices, that their good work will help inspire more of us to join the rank of Rota volunteers, making a difference and improving the

Naval Station Rota, Spain Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari presents the large group Volunteer of the Year award to Sexual Assault Prevention Response Victim Advocate (VA) Watchstanders during a ceremony Monday. The VAs were selected as the large group while three other nominees were awarded individual awards.

quality of life for others. The military nominees included Master Sgt. Brian Ramsey, Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Regina Forbes, and Equipment Operator 1st

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Class Andy Martindale. The dependent nominees include Chantelle Dousay, Wendy Gann and Jose Iglesias. The other large group nominee was The Leaders of the Boy Scout Troop 73.




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Honor the Memories of Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice care of yourself and take care of one another! I want everyone Hello Team Rota! It has been another excellent week here in Southern Spain. back safely next week. Lastly, it’s hard to believe that for me a year has come and I have a few topics to discuss in this week’s CO Corner. First and foremost - this weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day gone in the blink of an eye. It seems like it was yesterday when - a day where we remember the I first arrived here and began watching our team of military and millions of men and women in our civilian (U.S. and Spanish) personnel from the various tenant Armed Forces who paid the ultimate commands working hard to support our mission and families. sacrifice to support and defend The energy, teamwork and creativity were something to behold. our Constitution … our way of life. Saying all of that - and after a year of being here - the energy Although we may not see our flag of this base hasn’t changed. In fact, it has grown and become raised, remember that at home, it more positive as we continue to move forward as a community is flying proudly. I ask everyone to with the addition of our FDNF families. I thank you for all of please give pause this weekend to your efforts. Our tenant commands and departments continue to shine honor those who died protecting the nation they loved. President John F. (and make NAVSTA Rota shine) with the various awards Kennedy said it best when he stated achieved such as MWR’s recent CNIC 5-star accreditation, NGIS Capt. Greg S. Pekari “A nation reveals itself not only by 5-star Zumwalt award for excellence in lodging management and COMNAVACT Spain the men it produces but also by the our Fire and Emergency department winning the DoD award for a medium base for the second year in a row. Congratulations men it remembers.” As we enjoy our long Memorial Day weekend, please keep to all! This is special time here at Naval Station Rota and I am in mind that it also begins the 101 critical days of summer and both honored and humbled to be part of this fabulous team! the largest vacation period of the year. For this reason, I would like to emphasize DGF Elementary School Update safety. This extended weekend will provide us with an abundance of quality time David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School Parents: Dr. Nancy Bresell, with our family and friends both abroad DoDDS-Europe Director, has negotiated and approved an early closure for DGF and here locally. Enjoy yourselves! You Elementary School. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on June 10. Lunch have certainly earned it. However, make will not be served to Elementary School students on this day. Early closure at DGF safety paramount. Have a plan regardElementary School will allow for drayage contractors to move approximately 15 less of whether you are traveling or just educators within the school and set up classrooms for eight incoming educators going out for the evening. If you are takin anticipation of the FDNF growth. Closing school early at the end of the school ing a long trip, let a friend or a supervisor year is a better solution than delaying the start of the school year in August. know where you are going. When out in Moves and transition at Rota Middle/High School are not as complex, and Rota town, please drink responsibly, don’t go Middle/High School will be on a normal routine dismissing as scheduled on June out alone and have a designated driver or 12. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. use the taxi services. Bottom line, take

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Saving Energy the Smart Way By CM1 (SCW) Les Walton, CE2 (SCW) Luke Clemens NAVFAC PWD Rota

Naval Station Rota’s Energy Conservation Program is in full steam with the introduction of more than 180 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) metering systems on base. The project, started Jan. 29, includes the installation of over 180 “smart” electrical and water meters around NAVSTA Rota. The goal of the Advanced Meter Infrastructure project is to capture up to 95 percent of electrical consumption for all of NAVSTA Rota. All of the meters have been installed, and will be fully functional for data collection by the end of June. The new wireless system will allow NAVSTA Rota’s Energy Management team to analyze real-time utility data for NAVSTA Rota and tenant commands. Each command will benefit from the wireless system with real-time energy management, customer visibility into usage, energy awareness, demand response, accurate billing, predictive maintenance, reduced metering overhead, fault prediction and enhanced safety. Increases in efficiency and reductions in utility cost will be benefits that each command receives from effectively An Advanced Metering Infrastructure affixed to a pad monitoring their energy consumption. mounted transformer will help the base fully capture “Although we’ve made progress, energy usage wirelessly and more efficiently. (Photo we have a long way to go and I need courtesy of Public Works Department Rota) your help. This is an all-hands effort: Sailor, civilian and contractor; flag officer and seaman alike; spouses and families – everyone plays a part,” said Vice Adm. Bill French. “This project is a crucial step in the Navy’s goal to reduce energy and the effects on our host nation’s environment,” said Constructionman 1st Class Les Walton.

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Exercise Safely Exercising safely can help keep you healthy for life. A regular fitness program increases your energy level, reduces stress, helps fight disease and allows you a better night's sleep. Here are some tips to exercise safely and ensure you have a well-rounded workout regimen: - Gradually ease into your regimen, particularly if you are just starting to exercise or have not exercised regularly for some time. Set reasonable goals and monitor your progress. Listen to your body; it will tell you if you are over-extending yourself. - Include exercises that address five fitness areas: muscle strength,

muscle endurance, flexibility, weight control and cardiovascular endurance. - Weight lifting and other resistance exercises help build muscle strength. Stretching exercises increase flexibility. Aerobic exercises such as jogging or swimming will develop muscle and cardiovascular endurance as well as aid weight loss. - Always begin your workout with a warm up and end with a cool down. Planning a smart and safe exercise routine will help keep you Healthy for Life!

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the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 degrees Celsius at any location in the itinerary. United Airlines: United has an embargo in place for certain breeds, May 15 - Sept. 15. At no time of the year do they accept English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogs or mixes of these breeds that are older than six months and/or weigh more than 20 pounds. Puppies of this breed (dogs weighing less than 20 pounds and/or younger than six months) are accepted year-round. All Boston Terriers, American Bulldogs, Pugs and breed mixed puppies between eight weeks and six months of age and are less than 20 pounds (or 9 kg) will be accepted at any time of the year. “The PE will fly, it will operate as scheduled, we’re waiting on contract reawards and then you’ll be assigned,” said Irby.




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Help Rota be the ‘Biggest Loser’ by Conserving Energy From NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Naval Station Rota is joining the challenge in the regional “Biggest Loser” base-vs-base energy consumption competition, which takes place June 1 to July 31. The Regional Energy Office will compare data from June to July 2014 against the same prior year data to determine who has yielded the largest energy savings, and the winner will receive a $50,000 prize. “Naval Station Rota is leading the way among Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia installations in meeting Department of Defense and Secretary of the Navy energy reduction goals,” said NAVSTA Rota Installation Energy Manager David Barbosa. “This is a great opportunity for Rota to demonstrate its ability to work as a team and adjust its energy usage habits during those two months.” This competition comes at an opportune time as all Rota patrons can do their part by minimizing usage of A/Cs during a high usage time of the year, said Barbosa. During the months of June and July

NAVSTA Rota is asking everyone to help conserve energy, and help Rota earn the opportunity to call itself the “Biggest Loser.” The following are energy saving tips that if performed consistently and by all will result in significant energy savings. 1. Turn off all interior lights when they're not needed; pay special attention to common spaces such as lunch/break rooms, restrooms, aisles, conference rooms and more. 2. Ensure exterior lighting is not on during the day. 3. Do not use split-type air conditioners (also known as single-space air conditioner units) in cooling or heating mode; can be used only in ventilation mode. Exceptions to this requirement are communication rooms, food storage spaces and individuals with a medical necessity. 4. Air conditioning should not be used until approved by NAVSTA Rota's commanding officer and shouldn't be used during mild weather days. When using air conditioners in the office spaces do not drop the A/C lower than 78 degrees

Fahrenheit. “Public Works has not yet authorized the use of air conditioning in all buildings, so please refrain from attempting to use them in public places,” said Barbosa. 5. Open windows and doors and use as much natural ventilation as possible. 6. Eliminate unnecessary and personal electrical appliances from the work

spaces. 7. Turn off computers, monitors, printers and copiers at the end of each business day. Last year, NAVSTA Rota used 47,870 megawatt-hours, according to David Barbosa. Help NAVSTA Rota drop its energy use, and help the base gain the title of “Biggest Loser.”

Weekly Energy Tip: Appliance Tips to Save Energy 1. If you need to purchase a gas oven or range, look for one with an automatic (electronic) ignition system

instead of pilot lights. You’ll save an average of up to one-third of your gas use - 41 percent in the oven and 53 percent on the top burners. 2. If you have a stove with a pilot light, make sure the pilot light is burning efficiently with a blue flame. A yellowish flame indicates an adjustment is needed. 3. Keep range-top burners and reflectors clean. They will reflect the heat better and you will save

energy. 4. Use a kettle or cover the pan when boiling water; water will come to a boil faster and use less energy than if brought to a boil in an uncovered pan. 5. Regularly defrost refrigerators and freezers . Frost buildup increases the amount of energy needed to operate the appliance. Never allow frost to build up more than one-quarter of an inch.


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May 22, 2014



NEPMU 7 Celebrates Move into New Building, Reestablishment By Lt. Cmdr. Connie Johnson Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 7

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 7 hosted a ‘building launch’ May 14 aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain to celebrate their move into building 3070. The event was designed to thank the personnel and organizations who came together to renovate the building and prepare it for occupancy. NEPMU 7 is being reestablished in Rota following an eight-year hiatus, and will

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 7 Officer in Charge Capt. Juliann Althoff, right, breaks a bottle of sherry on building 3070 to christen the space at NEPMU 7. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark)

provide public health support to forces in the European and African areas of operation. Capt. Gregory Pekari, commanding officer of Naval Station Rota opened the celebration by welcoming the unit back to Europe. The event included a nod to the Navy’s ship christening tradition by breaking a bottle of sherry on the building to officially christen the refurbished structure as NEPMU 7. “Like a ship christening, this represents our unit’s launch on its own for the first time away from the dry dock, which in this case was U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR),” said NEPMU 7 Officer in Charge Capt. Juliann Althoff. “It does not mean we are fully operational; we still have personnel to gain, equipment to be procured, programs to build and our ’sea trials’ to go through, but this is the first step and a significant accomplishment.” Althoff gave special thanks to the Hospital for their hospitality and ongoing support and fellowship, and to her crew of five advance team members who have been on station since the fall, utilizing spaces in USNHR while doing the initial command set-up. “For the crew of NEPMU 7, remember, it is not about how smart the ship or fancy the building, it’s the crew; the blood of the organization that brings it all to life. Your actions and accomplishments will bring success to the unit. I wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors,” said Capt. Michial Warrington, commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota. Given the unit’s new home in Spain, it was only befitting that the building that will house the unit was

NEPMU 7 staff cut a cake during the building launch May 17. NEPMU 7 is being reestablished in Rota following an eight-year hiatus.

christened with a bottle local sherry, which Althoff broke on behalf of her five-person staff, including Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman William Hayden, senior enlisted leader of NEPMU 7, who thanked attendees and highlighted many of their specific contributions to the unit’s ability to make the move. “Each person in attendance played a substantial role in readying our command for getting underway. It is a proud moment to bring everybody back together and recognize all of the contributions that brought us to this milestone in the NEPMU 7 legacy,” said Hayden. The celebration ended with a cake cutting and display of equipment used in identifying environmental health threats.


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'Fair Winds and Following Seas' ITC (SW/AW) A. Lee Peters Story and Photos by MCC William Clark NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

For 21 years Chief Information Systems Technician A. Lee Peters served his country with honor, courage and commitment. On Friday, Peters held his retirement ceremony aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, where those who served with him in the past joined him, his family, colleagues and friends in commemorating the time he has served and the sacrifices he made for his country. His son Presley opened the ceremony with a Hendrix-style rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Guest speaker, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8's Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Shaun Lieb, spoke of the impact Peters’s leadership had upon himself and rest of the crew in the communication department. Lieb thanked Peters for his mentorship and leadership supporting the command and community. “Chief Peters is where the rubber hits the road … he is a leader that makes it happen,” whether leading Sailors or projects, said Lieb. In his speech, Peters humbly thanked his family and all the Sailors he has served with for their support.

“My assignments may have not been the most glamorous, but definitely memorable and meaningful,” he said. Peters’s duties included: March 1993 - May 1994 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1, Florida June 1994 - March 1995 Naval Aviation Maintenance Group Detachment, Florida April 1995 - May 1999 USSJohnC.Stennis,(CVN74) (the ship shifted homeport during this tour) August 1999 - August 2002 CNICPACFLT, Hawaii September 2002 - June 2006 USS Carl Vinson, (CVN 70) (the ship shifted homeport during this tour) July 2006 - July 2010 NCTAMS Detachment Rota July 2010 - present EODMU 8, Sigonella and Sicilly, Italy, and Rota, Spain The Peters family looks forward to the new horizons that await them as they begin their next adventure in Texas. The active duty chiefs salute you. Your retired chiefs welcome you. Fair winds and following seas chief.



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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

Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ERAU Term V Local Schedule

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now open for registration for classes officially starting May 31. Courses include: AMNT260 - Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory, ASCI309- Basic Aerodynamics, HUMN330 - Values and Ethics and MGMT210 - Financial Accounting, offered at our campus for the first time ever! Please call 727-2984 or email to inquire any details or to sign up. Sign up by May 23 to guarantee the future of our classes.

A&P Certification

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

UMUC Offers Flexible Programs

UMUC offers convenient, flexible programs to fit military lifestyles. They also offer cutting-edge degree programs to match your career goals, not to mention they’ve served the military community in Europe since 1947, and are located at more than 150 locations around the world. Stop by the Rota UMUC office and find out how UMUC can assist you with meeting your academic goals. Their office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact them at 727-2917 or at

UMUC Offers Multiple Degrees

There’s a reason more than 93,000 students have chosen UMUC. They have experienced faculty with professional knowledge, plus UMUC is regionally accredited and internationally recognized. UMUC Europe offers several certificate programs, along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach See "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 11


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Final Chaplines - Take Care of One Another Team Rota, it is hard to believe, but my three years here have come to an end. Thank you for your friendship and support to both my family and me! One of the privileges of being a U.S. Navy chaplain is having the opportunity to serve in a broad range of assignments: U.S. Navy operational (in just about every community), Navy Chaplain Robert Johnson stateside and overseas, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Mer-


chant Marines. This enables us to meet people from a variety of backgrounds and learn from their experiences. Here in Rota, we have the additional privilege of serving with our U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Department of Defense school counterparts. Bottom line: my respect continues to deepen for all our men and women in and out of uniform (to include families) as we work together to accomplish the mission our nation has tasked us with. Again, thank you! As I depart, I want to encourage you to keep an eye out for one another. We may be living in paradise, but painful experiences still take place. From my experience here I’ve seen family members and/or

Opportunity for LDS Members in Rota

The Latter-day Saints meet at the Capilla at the Chapel, Sundays, 7 p.m. The LDS Family Home meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. The LDS Scripture Study/Institute meets on Thursdays.

Kids Program at Brindo Mi Vida

Join us for The Gospel Project for Kids. A new Sunday school class for your little ones at Brindo mi Vida. Brindo Mi Vida (I Offer My Life) is a casual, experiential Christian worship, centered around fellowship and communion. Eat dessert, drink coffee and explore with them a deeply spiritual, yet very practical relationship with God. Every Sunday, 6 p.m. at the chapel. Visit their website at http://brindomivida.

friends back home pass away, relationships continue to have their ups and downs, and challenges still occur at work, in the community and in the privacy of our homes. Hold up each other. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Embrace those around you in our small community ‌ it is up to us to make this a great place to live. Everyone has a story; take the time to listen. After all, you may very well be the one individual who can make this a great, life-changing assignment for that person right next to you. My closing prayer is that God blesses each of you! If you need assistance or would like to speak with a chaplain, please contact the religious ministries department at 727-2161.



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your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can’t stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 727-2917 or email them at

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

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

OU Offers Free Public Service Seminars

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

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of 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

May 22, 2014


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 School

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.

Pre-Deployment Brief

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

Credit Management No School

Memorial Day holiday, May 26.

Tuesday, 9 - 10 a.m. I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go. Wondering if you’re using See "FFSC NEWS," page 19



Area activities

May 22, 2014


Flamenco show, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.

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

Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, Jerez, 956-33-8334

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 Sevilla bullring, Sunday, 5 p.m., novel bullfight, six young bulls for Fernando Rey, Miguel Angel Leon and El Manriqueño Sanlucar bullring, May 31, 7 p.m., six bulls for El Fandi, Sebastian Castella and Daniel Luque. Tickets: Tendido Sun €30 - Tendido Shade €55

Eat/Drink Vinoble - International Wine Festival, Sunday through Tuesday, Alcazar de Jerez (Moorish Fortress), Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €10-20. To request tickets email Ruta de los Caracoles, through May 31, El Puerto de Santa Maria (downtown), tapa de caracoles and drink €2.50 Ruta del Atún, through June 9, Conil. For more information visit 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.

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

Music Festival Iberoamericano de Musica “Manuel de Falla,” ends Saturday, Gran Teatrto Falla, Plaza de Falla, Cadiz. For more information visit Tierra, concert by Vicente Amigo Friday, 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 El Puerto Feria, Wednesday through Monday Sanlucar de Barrameda Feria, Wednesday through June 1 El Rocio Pilgrimage, June 5 - 9



May 22, 2014


Team Rota in the Spotlight LS1 (SW/AW) Tomas Gutierrez Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, Logistics Specialist 1st Class Tomas Gutierrez joined the Navy in June 2007. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois he attended Logistics Specialist “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi for two weeks. In October 2007 he reported to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. In July 2012, he arrived in Rota, Spain where he joined the post office. Gutierrez works as the postal leading petty officer of the Fleet Mail Center and Post Office. He’s primarily in charge of postal operations where he manages approximately 17 people, supervises mail flow and overlooks the financial side of operations. Gutierrez said his biggest accomplishment thus far is everything he has done to this point in his Naval career. Additionally, he was the winner of the 2013 U.S. Naval Activities Spain Senior Service Member of the Year (SMOY) award. “Good leaders are born. Great leaders are made by the people whom they lead,” said Gutierrez.

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.




May 22, 2014

Rota Youth Golf Team Take On Spanish Youth

Story and photo by Katrina Cantrell Contributing Writer

The Rota Junior Golf Team participated in a golf match against the Juniors of Montecastillo Golf Course at the Par 3 Course of Sherry Golf in Jerez de la Frontera as an opportunity to test their skills, May 3. With a two-player scramble format, our golfers competed along local Spanish youth players. Accompanied by a volunteer parent per group, the golfers had to face different challenges at each hole whether it be mounds, bunkers or difficult shots testing their newly developed skills. The Rota squad included six players from the 5-7-year-old group, seven players from the 8-10-year-old group, and five from the 11 and above age group. 5-hole players (5-7 years old)

Jordan Terrell Hayden Terrell Tanner Augsburger Katie Hughes Maggie Harlan Shane Harlan Hole Players (8-10 years old) Beckam Stoner Rylan Stoner Adan Lowe Kendyl Hughes Gabrielle Walters Raquel Camacho Alisha Akins 9-hole players Charlie Cantrell Cody Landry Luke Price Anthony Velasco

Bryce Higby "Our goal since we started last September was to create a year-round program where the kids could learn fundamentals and improve their technique by playing often, while having fun with Spanish junior golf teams,” said Carlos Roca, Rota’s Junior Program PGA instructor. “By doing this, we help build on many traits that are common in any sport and feel they [the golfers] are part of something important as individuals and as a team.” The Rota Youth Golf Team is open to any base-sponsored youth 5-17 years old and is divided into fall, winter and spring seasons. There is an open enrollment policy with the idea of preparing our players to compete in local Spanish youth golf matches.

Charlie Cantrell, left, watches as his partner Cody Landry putts on the 7th hole during a golf match against the Junior of Montecastillo Golf Course, May 3.

See Something, Say Something - Report Crimes to Rota's Tip Line 727-LAWS

By MA1 (FMF) Ryan West NAVSTA Rota Security

The Naval Station Rota Tip Line is available for your convenience to report any crime or potential crime. Dial 727LAWS (5297) and to report any non-emergency incidents. This Tip Line is available to confidentially share information regarding crimes or suspicious activity, as well as information regarding a disgruntled employee, an emotionally disturbed student, or threatening situations, which could develop into violent acts. Threats or potential acts of violence need to be brought to the attention of the police department, so they can immediately act to prevent injuries. All threats will be taken seriously, and information provided will be acted upon. However, if you are encoun-

tering an emergency, call your local emergency contact phone number. Emergency numbers: - 727-2911 from on base - 956-82-2911 from a cell phone - 211 for Spanish emergency services off base. The following are examples of information that should be reported: - The identity of someone bringing a gun on campus at David Glasgow Farragut (DGF). - The identity of a student or employee threatening another. - The identity of someone who may be suicidal. - Violent writings, notes, voicemail, Facebook or threat-

ening emails. - Rumors of planned violence or an assault on someone. - Use of illegal drugs and/or alcohol. - Domestic violence occurring. - Activity or conditions that may be illegal or dangerous. - The identity of a criminal suspect, or the location of a wanted person. - Possible surveillance of the base, property or assets. Remember, the Tip Line is confidential. You do not have to leave your name; however, sometimes additional information would be helpful, and there may be a reason to contact you, so it may be useful for you to leave your number. The most important thing is that the information is reported to someone who can do something about it.




May 22, 2014




Above: U.S. Naval Hospital Rota members stand with their bikes as part of National Bike to Work Day, Friday. May is designated at National Bike Month which highlights biking benefits and encourages people to bike. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jeffrey Meyer) Below: Third grade students show off how nice they look when they ‘dress to impress’ as part of Dress Up Day, one of several themes part of the ABC Countdown to Summer, May 7. (Photo by Patti Rzeznik)

El Puerto de Santa Maria Mayor Alfonso Candón, left, shakes hands with Naval Station Rota, Spain Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari during a poster unveiling ceremony Friday. El Puerto de Santa Maria's Feria de Primavera, or spring fair, is dedicated to the United States this year and the ceremony marked the official unveiling of two posters on behalf of the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jason Fischer)


May 22, 2014

navy news


5 Changes You Need to Know About Advancement

By MC1 Elliott Fabrizio

Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy announced significant changes to the current advancement policy May 15, including a new formula for the final multiple score (FMS) that will be in effect for the next advancement cycle in fall 2014. In sum, the FMS changes increase the weight on areas where Sailors demonstrate superior performance and technical knowledge and decrease the value of longevity-based factors such as service in pay grade (SIPG). Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens and Fleet Master Chief for Manpower Personnel Training and Education (MPT&E) April Beldo sat down to discuss why these changes were made and how they will impact Sailors. Change 1: In the new FMS for E-4 and E-5 the value of your standard score (advancement exam) becomes the largest factor considered for advancement. For E-6 and E-7, performance mark average becomes the largest factor in determining Sailors' FMS. These changes mean performance will be measured differently for junior and senior pay grades to target advancement consideration on the qualities expected at those levels. "Our junior Sailors are out there doing the job they've been trained for, and leadership's expectation of them is that they know their occupational skill, and we measure that with the standard test," said Beldo.

"As they rise to the rank of E-6 and Now, the first Sailor will have eight points E-7, we look for them to step into more to the other Sailor's six. Change 3: Pass not advanced (PNA) leadership and management roles, which are reflected in evaluations, so now we're points are only awarded to the top 25 looking more at the performance mark percent of Sailors not advanced. "Putting this 25 percent window in place average at those levels," she continued. Change 2: No award points for Good will motivate Sailors to apply themselves Conduct Medals or Reserve Meritorious and study really hard for the exam," said Stevens. "It's not Service Medal. just about passIf your initial reThe final multiple score (FMS) ing the exam. It's action is "Nooo! changes increase the weight on about passing the They're taking my areas where Sailors demonstrate exam with flying points!" remember superior performance and technical colors." that nobody will The smaller receive points for knowledge and decrease the value window for PNA these awards, so of longevity-based factors such as points allows Sailthis essentially just service in pay grade. ors who are not removes a common advanced, but denominator. "The large, and I repeat, large majority who studied hard for advancement, to of our Sailors are working hard and staying begin setting themselves apart in the PNA out of trouble, so across the fleet, we're category from Sailors who put less effort seeing that the majority of our Sailors re- into studying. Under this new policy, 1.5 PNA points ceive this award, and so to give a point for it was a zero sum," said Stevens. "They go to the top 25 percent of Sailors by test and 1.5 to the top 25 percent by perforweren't gaining anything by it." Removing the Good Conduct Medal's mance mark average. Total PNA points point value opens up more space for are determined from a Sailor's last five Sailors to set them apart from their peers advancement cycles, capping at a maximum of 15 possible points. in the award points category. Sailors will keep PNA points they have For example, award points cap out at 12 when going up for E-6, so consider two already earned prior to the release of the Sailors - one has four Navy and Marine policy change. Change 4: Service in pay grade (SIPG) Corps Achievement Medals (NAM)s and three Good Conduct Medals, and the other has been reduced to a factor of only 1 has three NAMs and three Good Conduct percent of the final multiple score. With the weight of SIPG set to only 1 Medals. Previously, they'd both be equally maxed at 12 in the award points category. percent of the overall FMS, gone are days

of going into your first advancement cycle at a significant disadvantage to those who have been around longer. Beldo added that if all other things are equal, this 1 percent remains to serve as a tiebreaker and give the senior Sailor the nod for advancement. Change 5: Changes to the Command Advancement Program (CAP) will require commands to select Sailors prior to the normal advancement cycle. The exact window for commanding officers to select Sailors for CAP will be July 1 to Sept. 30, with the new policy going into effect for fiscal year 2015. Commands must use their calendar year 2014 CAPs from the current policy by Sept. 30. "The Command Advancement Program is unchanged in this respect: it is still designed to give commanding officers the opportunity to meritoriously promote their best performers," said Stevens. Commonly, commands have chosen Sailors for CAP immediately after the results of the fall and spring advancement cycles. "CAP is not tied to the test," said Beldo. "It's tied to our best performers. This gives commanding officers the opportunity to observe their Sailors all year long and select their best performer to CAP." The Navy establishes advancement quotas to promote the exact number of Sailors it needs in a particular rate, and capping Sailors after those quotas are set can disrupt manning levels for the rate and may negatively impact future advancements. "We used to take the exam and then, more often than not, we would then CAP a Sailor after the exam," said Stevens. "So what we were doing, unintentionally, was overpopulating rates. So the next time, when we would build the Navy-wide advancement exam, we may already be above 100 percent, so there are no opportunities to promote anybody in that rate on the Navy-wide exam. "By capping first and then building the Navy-wide advancement exam quotas, we prevent that from happening and it allows us to maintain a stable rating health," said Stevens. All of these changes are the result of feedback from the fleet and careful research to find the best way to advance our best Sailors, added Beldo.



May 22, 2014



May 22, 2014

el mercado



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






1995 BMW 318is: Very reliable, European spec. car, manual, gasoline, ITV good through March 2015, power locks, windows and mirrors, new tires and full break job summer 2013, €2,500 or $3,400. Call 659-46-0531. 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. 2003 SEAT IBIZA 1.4: Gasoline, replaced distributor belt, 63K kilometers, very reliable working car, €3,200. Contact Gil at 679-85-9526. 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. 2006 RENAULT GRAND TOUR STATION WAGON: 56K miles, new timing and accessory belt, new water pump, oil and filters changed, ITV good, €4,950, 653-78-0296. 2005 HONDA CIVIC SPORT: New timing belt, water pump, well maintained, like new, 39,800 miles, black, €4,900, 653-78-0296.

2003 VW GOLF: Looks like new, runs great, silver, €3,900, 653-78-0296.



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.

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.

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.

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. 2006 MAZDA 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, €3,500, 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.


TOP QUALIT Y HOUSE: 850 m2 lot, 350 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, heating, A/C, fireplace, 2 porches, huge garage for 2 big cars, close to La Rufana, €2,200 (negotiable), listed in housing office. Call María 666-734613 or email CHALET IN FUENTEBRAVIA: Totally remodelled, 400 m2 lot; 160 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, living room with fireplace, A/C, storage room, covered laundr y, ground level parking. Price: €1,300, A-1343. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

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. CHALET NEXT TO VISTAHERMOSA: 5 5 0 m 2 l o t, 2 5 0 m 2 b u i l t, 6 b d r m . , 2 b at h , A / C , d re s s i n g room, 100 m2 basement, laundry room. Price €1,600/mo., A-1314. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot, 190 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, living room w/fireplace, pool, 2 porches and covered garage. Price €2,200/mo. A-1310. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL ALGUILA: 950 m2 lot, 450 m2 built, magnificent quality, 7 ample bdrms., 5 1/2 bath, central in-floor heat, large kitchen w/office, 60 m2 lvg. rm., dressing rm., very ample semi-basement, garage, well for watering, pool, solar energy. Price €3,000/mo. A-1307. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. OCEAN VIEW, NEXT TO THE BEACH: Large houses, townhouses and apartments in El Puerto de Santa Maria, w/pool, A/C, garage, garden, etc. Contact, 956-48-2321 or Ed 639-31-0436. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 150 m2 built, 450 m2 lot, 3 bdrm., attic, 3 1/2 bath, ample lvg. rm., large furnished kitchen, ground-level parking, A/C, nice yard. Price €1,050/mo., A-1204. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

CHALET IN LAS REDES: Good qualities; 350 m2 built, 800 m2 lot, 4 bdrm., 2 bath, central heat (blue heat), A/C, fireplace, 150 m2 half basement, garage, near the beach. Price: €2,300/mo. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

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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 inground 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

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.

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.

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






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





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.

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

MISCELLANEOUS 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. 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 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dog sitting, lots of experience who loves animals. Home care provider lots of experience. Worked in the States for 7 years. First aid, CPR and courses in child abuse detection, safety, learning environment and health, exc. references with lots of children and elderly experience, has transportation, excellent spoken English. Call Inma at 617-18-3881.




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

E M P L O Y M E N T NEX: Come work for us! Search for jobs, apply online or just create a profile for future job openings all at the click of a button! Visit HRO: Financial management analyst, G S - 0 5 0 1 - 0 7 , c l o s e s Th u r s d ay; financial technician, GS-0503-06, closes Thursday; recreation aid, GS0189-03, closes Tuesday. 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), club operations assistant (flex, business), 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.



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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.

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

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

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