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The Coastline May 29, 2014

Volume 24, Issue 20

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Rota Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members By Morgan Over NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs


Naval Station Rota paid tribute to fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony May 22 at the base chapel. The annual ceremony also honored the lives of two Rota service members who died in 2013; Hospitalman Latrisha Moore and Personnel Specialist Seaman Frank Almonte. "It may take an act of Congress to memorialize a day, but it takes the acts of ordinary Americans that make this day memorable," said Capt. Greg Sandway, Commodore, Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa, guest speaker for the ceremony. "In honor of those who gave their lives for us, we set out to live our best life for them. Therefore, this is just not a day to remember, but it’s also a day for all of us here to recommit." During the ceremony four commands laid wreaths on the alter inside the chapel in honor of those fallen. U.S. Naval Hospital Rota presented a wreath in honor of Moore, who died in April 2013, while Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Rota presented a wreath

in honor of Almonte who died in July 2013. Following the ceremony, the wreaths we were move to the memorial wall outside the chapel. The Sailors Memorial Monument outside the chapel was reconstructed in 1997 and a rededication ceremony was held May 23, 1997 to honor all service members who lost their lives while serving aboard NAVSTA Rota. "We will always walk in a world where evil and terror wage war. But we walk with an unwavering confidence in the footsteps of those who refused to fear evil or to be torn down by terror, because this day reminds us that when one is willing to die for good, evil and terror are rendered powerless. For that reason, we will always be the land of the free, home of the brave - confident to face the future because of the testimony and lives given in the past," said Sandway. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service to the United States. It began out of the Civil War as a way to honor the dead and was officially proclaimed by General John Logan to be remembered on May 30, as a day to decorate the graves of comrades. The National Holiday Act of 1971 moved Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday in May.

Top: Service members and civilians aboard Naval Station Rota salute the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 22. Above: Senior Chief Billy James, right, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Teri Gill lay a wreath for Hospitalman Latrisha Moore on the memorial wall following the Memorial Day ceremony, May 22. Moore died April 21, 2013 and was remembered, along with Personnel Specialist Seaman Frank Almonte, during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark)

Practice Safety During the Summer

DGF Elementary School Celebrates Feria

Chocolate, Waffles, Fries ... Oh My!

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Congratulations to our Newest Selectees The Coastline Team Rota, I just want to take this opportunity to congratulate our newly promoted Third Class, Second Class and First Class Petty Officers on their great achievement. With the Navy moving toward a leaner force, the competition for advancement has become increasingly challenging, and you and your families should be very proud of your great accomplishment. However, I challenge you not to rest on your heels, CMDCM (SCW/FMF) Del Terrell Jr. but continue to strive for excellence and also mentor your peers to help them achieve



their goals as well. For those of us who may have fallen a little short this cycle, stay focused and never let your guard down. It is those times that we least expect it when a great opportunity presents itself. For our First Class Petty Officers, remember, the deadline for submitting your package for Chief Petty Officer (CPO) is Monday. Over the next few days, please take the time to sit down and discuss with your mentor, leadership or even myself about your package. It is always good to have a couple of eyes review your record to provide you with constructive feedback from their perspective. As you may know, each CPO board is made up of a group of senior enlisted leaders and officers, so it is more than one person who reviews your record. I look forward to congratulating you within the next couple of months. Thank You HOORAH! 212° CMC

VPC Address Change Effective Monday, the Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) office will be relocated to a permanent facility in El Puerto de Santa Maria. The new building is located two blocks away from the current location. The new address is: Calle Inventor Pedro Cawley, 10 Poligono Industrial Las Salinas de Levante El Puerto de Santa Maria, 11500 Telephone number: 956-85-2034

Editor's Note: Last week's article on reporting crimes incorrectly reported the Spanish off-base emergency service phone number. Please dial 112 for emergency services in Spain.

Naval Station Rota and Tenant Command Ombudsmen Assembly Chair Angela Pearce Cell: 638-87-8748 / VPN: 18-727-1320 Email: rotaombudsmanasseblychair@ Naval Station Melissa Reyna Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ American Forces Network Erika Lantron Cell: 636-60-3197 Email: CTF 68 SEEKING VOLUNTEER Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@

Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsmanail. com National Support Element Lisbon Melissa Reyna Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsmanail. com National Support Element Madrid Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ National Support Element Valencia Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@

Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Tiffany Diaz Cell: 673-57-2415 Email:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Deanna Forney Cell: 606-44-7800 Email: rotapwdombudsman@gmail. com

EODMU-8 Renee Crumbaugh Cell: 648-71-5278 Email:

Naval Munitions Command Melanie Varner Cell: 642-46-7565 Email:

MCSF (Key Volunteer) SEEKING VOLUNTEER Melissa Reyna

NCTAMS Kristy Kunkle VPN: 18-727-0709 / Cell: 669-82-4913

Email: Nctamsrota.ombudsman@ PSD SEEKING VOLUNTEER Romina Arbildi Cell: 620-14-2231 Email: navalstationrota.ombudsman@ USN Hospital Angela Pearce Cell: 638-87-8748 / VPN: 18-727-1320 Joe Schwarz Cell: 638-87-8195 / VPN: 18-727-1319 Erin Lester Cell: 636-28-6487 / VPN: 18-727-0116 Renee Polonsky Cell: 636-28-6721 / VPN 18-727-0225 Alicia Silva Cell: 636-28-6293 / VPN 18-727-0200 Email: 725th / 725th (Key Spouse) Carrie Ramsey Heather Merriman Melissa Rogers Phone: 660-76-2282 VPN: 18-727-0644 Email: USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Jessica Harlan Phone: 638-29-1792 Email: Updated Jan. 27 2014

CNE-C6F/CNREURAFSWA HOTLINE It is everyone’s responsibility to report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Navy activities to: Office of the Inspector General Phone: 081-568-2983 - Fax: 081-568-6354 Email: Website: You can choose to remain anonymous.

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Join the conversation with U.S. Naval Activities Spain leaders, service members, community members and friends from around the world. Here you will also find more photos, see videos and hear radio news reports from AFN Rota. Check it out. NAVSTA Community Calendar

Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Greg Pekari co/ Chief of Staff U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Tim McGarvey Public Affairs Officer Lt. Jason Fischer Tel: 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer MCC Bill Clark Tel: 956-82-2813 Editor/Writer Morgan Over Tel: 956-82-1021 Writer/Photographer MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack Tel: 956-82-3786 Community Relations Advisor Manuel Alba Jaime Tel: 956-82-3786 Contact The Coastline editorial staff : Tel: 956-82-3786

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Summertime Fire Safety Summer From Rota Fire and Emergency Services

To ensure your family outings remain happy and fun-filled events during the summer season the Rota Fire Prevention office offers the following fire safety tips Grilling Safety - Keep a 3-foot radius clear around your grill. Designate this as a no play zone for children and pets. - Before grilling, position your grill away from the house, deck railings, overhanging eaves and tree branches. - Propane/butano and charcoal grills are for outdoor use only. If used inside, they could expose your family to toxic carbon monoxide, as well as pose a serious fire risk. - Do not wear loose fitting clothing while grilling. If your clothes do catch on fire, remember to stop, drop and roll. - Always use long handled grilling tools so your hands stay far away from the flame. - Never leave a lit grill unattended. Propane/Butano and Charcoal Grills - Only use proper starter fluid on your charcoal grill and store it out of the reach of children. - Never add lighter fluid to hot coals. - Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children and teach them to tell an adult if they see matches or lighters. - Properly dispose of hot coals by dousing them in water and stirring to ensure that the fire is completely out. Always use a metal container to dispose of coals or ashes. - Always check the connection between the propane/butano tank and the fuel line. Make sure the tubes are not blocked and that the hose is not leaking. To check for leaks, apply a light soap and water mixture to the hose. If bubbles start to form, you have a leak. If this happens and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and the grill and do not use it again until your grill is properly serviced. If the leak does not stop after turning the off tank, call the fire department. Fireworks Safety - Fireworks are not permitted unless approved by the fire department. Summer Burn Ban From June to October the Consejeria de Medio Ambient issues a burn ban for all of Andalucia. The law, or BOJA 102 as it’s commonly referred to, became a permanent law in

Food Safety

Summer is almost here and it is that time of the year when people start cooking on the grill. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe while cooking outside. - Never leave your grill unattended or let children and pets play around the grilling area. - Always use barbecue grills outdoors and wear clothes with short, tight-fitting sleeves when cooking. - Keep your grill clean; remove great and fat buildup. - If using gas for the first time this season, make sure the connections are correct, and don’t hesitate to have your grill checked by the professionals at the Naval Station Rota Fire Department. Next, keep in mind food safety! Frequently wash your hands before handling food, after using the restroom, transitioning from preparing one dish to another and after cleaning. Be

sure to sanitize all utensils and equipment prior to food preparation. Minimize bare-hand contact with meats and poultry. Ensure all food is within the correct safe holding temperatures of 41 degrees Fahrenheit for cold foods and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and above for hot foods. If you are unsure of the cooking temperature of a dish you are preparing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has information on safe handling of all meats and poultry. Last, but not least, keep your area free of all dirt, debris, unwanted insects, pets, and children. Have a safe and wonderful summer, and stay Healthy for Life.

May 2009. This law prohibits barbecues, cooking fires, grass or wood burning and driving your motor vehicle in certain parts of forests. The only exceptions to this law are, barbecues at hotels, restaurants and authorized accommodations. An example of authorized accommodations would be concrete barbecue facilities that are constructed at campsites throughout Spain. Failure to obey this law will could result in a fine.



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Statement by CFPB on DOJ, FDIC Enforcement Actions Against Sallie Mae By Holly Petraeus Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice announced an enforcement action against Sallie Mae (also known as Sallie Mae Bank and Navient Solutions), the largest servicer of federal and private student loans, which was found to be systematically violating the legal rights of U.S. service members, May 13. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) also reached a settlement with the companies that addressed allegations of student loan servicing misconduct. Sallie Mae is ordered to pay $96.6 million in restitution and penalties. Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau assistant director, Office of Servicemember Affairs, issued the following statement: “I commend Attorney General Eric Holder, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and the staff at the Department of Justice and FDIC for taking action to protect student loan borrowers. “I have been concerned for some time about the way that military personnel are treated by their student loan servicers. The men and women serving this country should receive quality customer service and the legal protections afforded to them. Instead, Sallie Mae gave service members the runaround and denied them the interest-rate reduction required by law. This behavior is

unacceptable. And it’s particularly troubling from a company that benefits so generously from federal contracts. “The dedicated staff of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has initiated a number of enforcement actions in recent years to pursue those who don’t fulfill their legal obligations under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). I applaud their actions, which have put millions of dollars back in the pockets of service members. “Today’s action should serve as warning not just to the student loan servicing industry, but to all institutions that provide or service loans to the military. Federal agencies will be vigilant about holding all financial institutions accountable for providing the protections that our service members have earned through their selfless service to our nation.” Background A 2012 report from the CFPB found that service members faced serious hurdles in accessing their student loan benefits, including the provisions of the SCRA which caps the interest rate on pre-existing student loans and other consumer credit products at 6 percent while the service member is on active duty. Servicers were not providing them with clear and accurate information about their loan repayment options. The CFPB has heard from military borrowers, including those in combat zones, who were denied interest-rate

Weekly Energy Tip: Building Envelope Tips to Save Energy 1. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows that leak air. 2. Look for air leaks through openings where plumbing, electrical wiring or cables go through walls, floors and ceilings. Check for drafts from electrical outlets, around ceiling fixtures and at openings to the attic. Seal cracks and holes that you find. 3. Seal air leaks in your attic and walls. 4. Insulate your home properly. Adequate insulation will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 5. If you’re replacing windows in your house, select windows that have low U-values (U-factors) and that seal tightly. Compare U-values carefully,

and select high-performance units with low-E (low-emissivity) coatings and gas filling. Also insist on windows with air tightness values of .05 or lower.

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protections because they failed to resubmit unnecessary paperwork. These kinds of obstacles prevent service members from taking advantage of the full range of protections they have earned through their service to this country. The CFPB has partnered with the Department of Defense to create better awareness of the rights and options for service member student loan borrowers. The CFPB also developed a guide for service members who have student loans. The guide contains clear information on the various ways student loans can be repaid. The Bureau began accepting student loan complaints in March 2012. Service members who have an issue with their servicers should submit a complaint to the CFPB. To submit a complaint, consumers can: - Go online at - Call the toll-free phone number at 1-855-411-CFPB (2372) or TTY/TDD phone number at 1-855-729-CFPB (2372) - Fax the CFPB at 1-855-237-2392 - Mail a letter to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 4503, Iowa City, Iowa 52244 - Additionally, through “Ask CFPB,” consumers can get clear, unbiased answers to their questions at or by calling 1-855-411CFPB (2372).


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NMCB 74 Detail Niger Volunteers to Help Local Schoolchildren Photo and story by EA3 (SCW) Lawrence Romang NMCB 74

Midway through their six-month deployment, members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, Detail (Det) Niger have been hard at work both in completing their construction tasking and in improving community relations between U.S. forces and the local population. Providing general engineering support to Special Operations Command Africa, they have successfully installed a clamshell door on a Joint Special Operations Air Detachment (JSOAD) Large Area Maintenance Shelter (LAMS) hangar, and continue to provide camp maintenance support for the base. They have also been volunteering every Friday at the local elementary school, getting the chance to interact with students. On a typical Friday, as the trucks of Det Niger approach, chants of “Cody! Cody! Cody!” can be heard coming from all corners of the schoolyard. As the kids swarm the vehicles, it becomes apparent that it’s Builder 3rd Class Cody Ray the children are calling for. “I’m sure it’s just because my name is easy to say,” laughs Ray. “It’s a lot of fun hanging out with the kids. They are

eager to see us and run around and play with us.” After the excitement from the arrival dies down and after every child is greeted with a “bonjour” and a handshake, the kids are divided into two groups. The first group is directed to run off and change into soccer uniforms so a scrimmage game can begin. Members of Det Niger gladly join in on the fun. “Even though there is a huge language barrier, something like soccer can bring people together,” says Steelworker 3rd Class Tyler Ault. “It’s a good way to play with the kids without having to know French.” The other group of students are led into the classroom where they partake in a variety of activities, depending on what the volunteer from Det Niger has decided to teach. Oftentimes, the activity is drawing and the volunteer will write on a chalkboard as the students try and replicate what they see. “It’s always a lot of fun, but sometimes it’s hard getting through some of their shyness. One time, it looked like they got mad when I tried to draw on their paper with them, but as soon as I took out my own notebook, they all wanted to draw on my

Steelworker 3rd Class Tyler Ault and Builder Constructionman Corbin Carnahan attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Niger greet the students at the local elementary school in Niamey, Niger. Operating forward, NMCB 74 strives to capitalize on engagement opportunities and build lasting relationships, ultimately paving the way for future partnerships.

sheets,” said Chief Steelworker Donald Farwell. “It’s a lot of fun and I try to send out whoever wants to go every week.” Other activities that the Seabees and schoolchildren do together include cooking and sewing. The Seabees have been grateful for the opportunity to visit and play with the young students of Niamey, but found they wanted to do more. Noticing that the children’s

desks were in disrepair, they decided to donate their time toward fixing them. From the first day, the students wanted to help. It turned into a great experience as the Seabees were able to teach the children some carpentry skills, and at the same time, show the kids what they do and why they are here. Next on the list of tasking for the ‘Bees: soccer goals.



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Feria Day at DGF Elementary By Yadira Cuba-Bizardi DGF Elementary School

Spring is in the air and feria is here in AndalucĂ­a. The David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School Sevillana Dance Club made sure everyone was prepared for feria by putting on a Sevillana Dance assembly in the school's multi-purpose room, May 1. The 35 students in the club were all dressed up in their feria outfits. The girls wore bright-colored feria dresses and flowers in their hair while the boys wore black pants with a white shirt and sash and some wore the traditional traje corto with their sombrero. Yadira Cuba-Bizardi, the Sevillana Dance Club sponsor, taught the students the dance and began practicing with them in February. She had two dance groups; beginners and intermediate. The assembly got everyone in a festive mood and swaying to the music. Paco Del Puerto, a local professional flamenco dancer, and his students performed for the assembly well. His students performed flamenco dances: Bulerias and Tangos, and Camaron de la Isla por Sevillanas. When the dancers' presentation was over Cuba-Bizardi invited the audience members to participate. Everyone was asked to stand up and dance La Tacita, the Macarena and Gangnam style. The smiles on everyone's faces showed how much they were enjoying themselves.

Left: Several David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School faculty members pose in their feria finest prior to the Sevillana Dance assembly, May 1. Top: The beginning Sevillana dance class performs during the assembly. Above: The student body of David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary perform along with the Sevillana dance class. (Photos by Marcela Munoz)

Service Provider Announcements

NEX Announcement Attention Navy Exchange patrons: Effective May 12, all checks tendered for euro conversion will be electronically deposited the next day. Original checks will not be returned as they will be destroyed after processing. Thank you.

Dental Assistant Contract Positions Open at US Naval Hospital Rota U.S. Naval Hospital Rota is seeking to fill two contracted full-time dental assistant positions. Minimum qualifications are: 1) Possession of a current certificate or diploma to practice as a dental assistant in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant Course; 2) 12 months experience within the preceding 60 months is desired but not

required; and, 3) U.S. citizenship required. All U.S. contractors must obey and meet all terms and conditions required to conduct business at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota. Interested personnel are requested to contact Paul Campbell, contracting officer, for a copy of the solicitation at 727-2997 or email Paul.Campbell@ with their name, phone number and email address no later than June 5. Alternate point of contact is Juan Serrano at


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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 ordered online at or by calling 951-25-6407.

Visit these schools in the Community Services 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 Saturday. 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.

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, See "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 9



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along with many associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. On top of that, there are many other degree options through the UMUC Stateside Campus. Stop by the UMUC office here in Rota and find out how UMUC can help you reach your academic goals. They are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you can’t stop by their office in the Community Service Building (CSB), call them at 727-2917 or email them at

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

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

OU Offers Free Public Service Seminars

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

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

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

Early Release Friday

School improvement day, early release at 1 p.m. for Elementary School students and 1:15 p.m. for Middle/High School students, Friday.

Early End Date for Elementary School

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS)-Europe Director, has negotiated and approved an early closure for David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Elementary School. Students will be dismissed at 11 30 a.m. on June 10. Lunch will not be served to Elementary School students on this day. Early closure at DGF Elementary School will allow for contractors to move approximately 15 educators within the school and set up classrooms for eight incoming educators in anticipation of FDNF growth. Excess furniture, technology, textbooks and other materials from down-sizing and closing DoDD schools will soon be on its way from Lajes Field and closing bases in Germany. Closing school early at the end of the school year is a better solution than delaying the start of the school year in August.

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End of School for Middle/High School

End of 4th quarter/2nd semester, June 12. Middle/High School students released 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

Survival Spanish Lessons

Thursday, 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.

Successful Interviewing Techniques

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon. Just returning from deployment and need to get back into a routine? The post-deployment brief can assist you in putting together a plan to get your finances, household and any other areas back into their pre-deployment mode. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend this brief. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Informational Fair, Free Lunch

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the FFSC courtyard. In celebration of Month of the Military Family and Military Spouse Day, the FFSC will be hosting a job fair and barbecue lunch for the Rota community family members in the pavilion between the library and Community Services Building (CSB). Get information about who’s currently hiring, who’ll soon be hiring and educational opportunities to help make oneself more job-marketable, while having lunch on us (who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?). For more information about these events, please contact Angel Rivera or Xavier Smith at 727-3232.

Sexual Assault Prevention Response Advocate Training

June 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sexual assault affects everyone, not only the victim. You can help make differences in someone’s life. This training is for anyone interested in doing something bigger than them. The sole concern of Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR) program is to support the victim. SAPR advocates provide 24/7 direct response to victims and assist them with navigating the military’s response network. Advocates furnish comprehensive information on options and resources so victims can make informed decisions when managing personal information. Help prevent a sexual assault before it starts. How? By becoming a victim advocate. Stop by the FFSC for an application, or call 727-3232 for more information. Applications are due by June 12. See "FFSC NEWS," page 11


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Commitments: The Glue that Holds Society Together When God’s people were in exile far from home, they complained that God had forsaken His commitment to them: ”The Lord has forgotten me; my Lord has forgotten me.” The answer came back: “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even if she Father Tad Gegotek should forget, I will never forget you,” Isaiah 49, 14-15.


Commitments are the glue that holds society together on all levels. Without this glue, the structures of society simply disintegrate. The Ten Commandments, the basic “law” of the covenant, are designed to promote healthy relationship - with God and with other people. Necessary as commitments are, they are not easy to make or keep. Of their nature, commitments call for unselfish concern for the interests of others; for true community. When individualism can simply take off in pursuit of their own interests, regardless of how this affects others - the solid structure of society is cracked and insecure. Life in biblical times was remarkably stable. People

were strongly attached to family, to locality, to home. Here is where they found security and contentment. God’s people, with their deeply rooted sense of covenant and of commitment, lived in an atmosphere that encouraged community. The people’s covenant with God took the form of a warm and reliable interpersonal relationship. It formed the basis for all the relationships by which they committed themselves to each other. Biblical values call for a certain amount of adaptation to modern times. But basically these values remain not only valid, but essential. To speak to me or another chaplain regarding this topic, please contact the chapel at 727-2161.

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



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Child Birth Series

Every Tuesday in June, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the hospital. Understanding your pregnancy, labor and newborn baby. Please contact Lt. Aparicio for more information at 727-3511.

Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Succeed)

Monday through June 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Explore information about your transition from the military, the job search process, your benefits and your responsibilities. The Transition Assistance Program is here to assist you. Please contact your command career counselor to sign up.

Veterans Affairs (VA)

June 5. The Veteran Affairs representative is in Rota and will be available for private appointments. For more information or schedule an appointment, please call 7273232 to make your appointment.

Post Deployment Brief

June 5, 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.

(T-GPS) Accessing Higher Education Track

June 10 - 11, 11 a.m. - noon. By selecting this track, you have decided that higher education will be part of your career development path. This course is designed to guide you through the variety of decisions involved in choosing a degree completion program, preparing for the college admissions application process and finding funding. The expected outcome is you will create a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Transition (GPS) Capstone Event

June 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Final mandatory brief after completing T-GPS; must be scheduled via career counselor. Call 727-3232 or the command career counselor for more details.

New ‘Dads’ Workshop

June 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. This workshop is designed to give expectant fathers additional skills, knowledge and confidence to be involved parents right from the start. Through discussion with other expectant dads and exposure to a variety of fathering

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perspectives, participants will explore the issues most commonly experienced in the early months of parenting. This course is offered in collaboration with the New Parents Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP). For more information or to register, please call 727-3232 or email



Area activities

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

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, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., Tabanco “El Pasaje,” Santa Maria Street, Jerez

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

Bullfights Sanlúcar bullring, Saturday, 7 p.m., six bulls for El Fandi, Sebastian Castella and Daniel Luque. Tickets: Tendido Sun €30 - Tendido Shade €55

Eat/Drink Ruta de los Caracoles, ends Saturday, 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. Barbadillo Bodega - Sanlúcar, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m., tickets €3


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

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

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

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

Music 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

Upcoming Activities Sanlúcar de Barrameda Feria, ends Sunday El Rocio Pilgrimage, June 5 - 9



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Team Rota in the Spotlight Thomas Brennan Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

More than 600 veterans have settled down in the province of Cadiz, Spain, and when they need help with military-related matters they usually reach out to one of two men in Rota. One of them is retired Navy Cmdr. Thomas Brennan. Brennan, a native of Pocatello, Idaho, retired in the U.K. in 2000 after serving in the Navy for more than 24 years. Four years later he moved to Rota with his wife June, who is the Rota Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) director. Brennan worked for Rota’s Navy Federal Credit Union for a year and half before becoming a volunteer at the Retired Activities Office (RAO) inside the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offices. Working as the assistant RAO officer, Brennan ensures the retiree community knows what's happening on base, answers questions, tries to find out pertinent information, identifies events going on around base, and gets the word out to the retiree population. Additionally, he engages in a lot of retiree rumor control, such as when the next ship’s coming, when the airfield will be closed, when the swimming pool will be open, etc. According to Brennan one of the most important functions RAO facilitates with is when a retiree passes away and their family needs help. “We had roughly one [retiree] a month [die] for

the past several years. They can come from anywhere such as Barcelona to Marbella and it can be a very complicated process. Not just because these are generally nonEnglish speakers, but U.S. government English is hard to understand. They may understand the words, but not the meaning behind the words and that’s where we come in,” said Brennan. Despite helping a retiree community of what Brennan estimates to be more than 1,500 people, assisting a veteran’s family is the most rewarding part of the job. “When a lady walks into the office with her head down, we make some calls, do our best to fix the problem and she usually leaves with her head up,” said Brennan. “We get a hug and one of those Spanish kisses and that’s the payday.” Brennan is also one of 16 members of the Secretary of the Navy’s Retiree Council (SECNAVRC)

and one of two people overseas who represent retirees outside of the United States. Brennan recently won the civilian employee volunteer of the year with approximately 767.9 hours and was given an award for his efforts. Even though Brennan gets no pay and comes in three days a week, he loves what he does at RAO, but most importantly loves giving back to the retiree community.



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By Jeff Anttila Travel Columnist

In the land of beer, chocolates, waffles and French fries I found myself in a never-ending sweet, sweet cycle of gluttonous gastronomy, and now one of my happiest places on earth: Brussels, Belgium.


When you go to the capital of the European Union you must make sure your priorities are straight. With French fries served in paper cones on every street corner - like coffee shops in Seattle, taco stands in southern California, or the candy kiosks ubiquitous to Spain - we knew our mode of tourism had to change for this little venture north. And because of Brussels’s geographically horizontal terrain, we decided the best way to see the sights and sample the local cuisines - not to mention the local libations - was on two wheels. We arrived on a Saturday and my wife and I were hoping to crash a bike tour the next morning. Because of issues with the company's website we could not reserve our spots beforehand. We decidedly spent the rest of the day and into the evening walking around the Grand Place, sampling - gorging really - on the savory flavors this brilliant city has to offer. We eventually retired back to our rented flat for the night, which coincidently was located above a shopping mall. We literally had our own set of keys to enter the mall from a side entrance, after hours, to access our flat.


If that wasn’t strange enough, the residence entrance stood right across from a rather fascinating shop. I couldn’t help but giggle like a schoolboy at some of the outfits, which kind of resembled Mexican wrestlers. The next morning we found a café that gave us a good fix of sugary treats and caffeine as we then quickly went to the meeting place for the bike tour in chance of landing a couple of spots. Although the tour group ended up being full, we ultimately bought a couple of spots off of a lady and her daughter. They had ridden bikes the day prior and were quite sore and were trying to join a walking tour instead. And what a way to tour a city too! We rode in a group of 12 or so. Sometimes we were strung out in a long line, snaking our way through the wide streets of Brussels, and at other times we clustered together like some ad hoc biker gang looking for trouble. I had been picking out biker gang names since my foot hit the pedal. I settled somewhere between the Brussels Bikers and the Belgium Bruisers. Besides a stoned statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain and the Atomium - essentially Belgium’s Eiffel Tower, but more of a Rubik’s Cube shape - there are not a lot of architectural splendors to gawk at. NevertheSee "BRUSSELS," page 15


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less, if Belgium’s touristic allure doesn’t exist in structural marvels they surely make up for it in beer and cuisine to complement - although, I will admit that the Grand Place all hemmed in gold is a pretty spectacular sight in itself. We stopped a few times on our tour to look at various sights, as well as hear local legends, such as the famous story of Manneken Pis. The story is essentially about a little boy that peed on a fuse that prevented a cannon from firing and thus saved the city from destruction. There are other stories as well but this one was my favorite and now the boy is immortalized in stone, forever nakedly peeing into a fountain and photographed by thousands of tourists daily. Although someone does clothe him once in a while in varying humorous outfits. We also stopped at a flea market where my wife bartered for a small ivory elephant embedded with different colored stones. I only hoped it wasn’t made of real ivory. Eventually, we stopped for a beer and fries break; my favorite stop on the tour. The biggest difference between American fries and Belgium fries are the sauces. Primarily we Americans use ketchup on our fries, and sometimes other sauces like mustard, ranch, tartar sauce and barbecue sauce. All pretty standard for the most part. Now imagine stopping at any one of the hundreds of frite (fry) stands spread throughout Brussels


and see on average 20-some different sauces you can choose from, and each sauce transforming the French fry eating experience into something totally original. My mouth waters just at the thought of it. Afterward, we rode our bikes back to their shop and said goodbye to our guide. Ultimately, if you’re a beer enthusiast then Brussels is definitely a place you should visit. Sure they have outstanding chocolate, mussels, waffles and other cuisines as well, but let's be real, I didn’t fly across all of Europe to get my chocolate cravings satiated. I was here for the beer, and you can get outstanding beer of all kinds anywhere you go: light beer, dark beer, hoppy beer, honey beer and even beers that come in a glass horn. Forget the glass boot, I drank from a freaking horn! If you either end your night on a nice sugar-high from chocolate, or a sort of strange mixed feeling between complete satisfaction and self loathing from eating a few pounds of fries, or just slightly inebriated from one too many horns of beer, the Grand Place is the perfect location just to sit and people watch. It’s truly amazing to see just how many different people from different parts of the globe come to this plaza to just hang out. Day or night, the Grand Place radiates a sense of wonder and intrigue that makes it easy for it to live up to its name, and a testament to the melting pot of culture that makes Belgium a truly diverse and wonderful country to experience.

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Jeff Anttila is a regular columnist, expatriate and Navy brat living in Rota. Find his articles here in The Coastline. The views, expressions, representations, along with any cultural or humorous references are solely reflective upon this autobiographer and his experiences. All photos by Jeff Anttila.



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MWR’s Night Out with the Horses - Feria del Caballo By MCC William Clark

NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

One of the great benefits of deploying to Rota, Spain is the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the area. Participating in cultural traditions and festivities increases the pleasure of overseas deployments and fosters a better understanding of host nations. Rota’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) provides great tours for exploring and experiencing the Spanish culture. A recent MWR tour to the local town of Jerez de la Frontera was a unique opportunity as we were able to to attend Feria del Caballo (Horse Fair) followed by a special show of the famous horse riding school of renowned importance, the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre. The excursion provided transportation and included a guide who accompanied

guests throughout the tour. The first stop on the tour arrived at the feria grounds to watch the parade of horses and carriages, which featured traditionally dressed riders. The next few hours were spent enjoying the dazzling display of color, food, drinks and dancing in a historical setting. The decorated horses streamed through the feria grounds in one of the most spectacular displays of this season’s ferias. “[Jerez feria] is the best one you can go and visit; the Seville Feria may be more famous, but is more private than Jerez,” said Information, Tickets and Travel Director Jorge Torres. The second part of the tour begin with a short bus ride to the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre for a spectacular exhibition of horse and rider display. “It was amazing to see huge stallions leap into the air from a standing position

Photo provided by the Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre.

U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark.

and then conduct complex movements in synch to the beat of Spanish flamenco music,” said Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman William Hayden. “I grew up in the rural southwest where team pennings and rodeos were common summer events. But the Spanish horsemanship seems more masterful and graceful; it’s pretty evident that the horse has been at the heart of Spanish culture for centuries.” The school also put on a spectacular display of precise riding, with both Andalusian horses and authentic historic carriages. Torres said the feria horse show was a special show, different from the weekly shows the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre performs. The world-renowned Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre has won numerous awards for their dancing horses. Located in the Recreo de la Cadenas, a 19th century palace, the school provides a vivid historical and cultural aspect of this ancient art.

Rota’s MWR offers many travel each month, each one full of exciting and unique experiences. Torres noted the many different types of activities the program sponsors for the base. There are excursions ranging from a few hours to a few days encompassing the region in Spain and trips throughout Europe. The annual trip to the feria was yet again sold out. The discounted deals on activities provided by MWR saves the service members and civilians significant euros to dollars on purchasing the activities personally. The latest trips MWR has brought to the base are the Foodie Tours. These are a two-part cuisine adventure; the first half is educational and the second is dining. The next of these is the Cata de Sal, Exploring the Sea Salt, on June 21. Learning how salt is gathered and utilized in food preparation in Spain is explained, followed by a fantastic threecourse lunch.




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Schedule May 29th– June 1st what’s going on this month

Flix is currently trying to schedule as many new releases as possible, please check for this week’s schedule

DRIVE-IN Purchase Presale Tickets for Drive-In Movie: Every Thursday you can go to PINZ during operational hours and purchase presale tickets for the Drive-In movie that will be showing on Saturday! Presale ticket holders can gain entrance starting at 8:30 p.m. General Admission ticket purchases start at 8:00 p.m.

Please call the theater for more information: 727-2328.

COMING SOON New Movies The Quiet Ones Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an experiment on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected.. PG-13, Thriller, 98’ Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Byrne.

Theater Phone Number - 727-2328


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

☺New Release

3D Showing

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

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

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

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








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, €2,200 or $3,100. Call 659-46-0531.

WIDE SCREEN LCD HTV: Sony Grand Wega model KDF-50WE655 with matching stand, good condition, selling due to PCS; TV alone sells on Amazon for $199, asking $150. Call 660-01-2378 or 956-82-4559.

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.

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.

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. TWO GREAT CARS FOR SALE: Due to moving abroad, we need to sell 2002 BMW 320d, diesel, ITV May 2015, €4,999; and, 2004 Renault Megane 1.6 16V, ITV June 2015, €3,999. Both cars well serviced. Call 676-44-1001. 2008 MODEL CITROEN C3: Registered December 2007, 49K miles, looks like a new car, great shape, ITV good, timing belt and all maintenance in order, €5,500, 653-78-0296. 2007 FORD ESCORT: Low miles, excellent car, €5,500, 653-78-0296. 2001 OPEL CORSA: 21K miles, owner died some years ago and n o one in f a m i l y d r i ve s, n i ce shape, chain distribution, ITV just passed, €2,850, 653-78-0296. 2006 RENAULT GRAND TOUR STATION WAGON: 56K miles, new timing and accessor y 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 m a i nt a i n e d, l i ke n e w, 3 9 , 8 0 0 miles, black, €4,900, 653-78-0296. 2006RENAULTCLIO:Perfectshape,€4,950, ITV 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, €2,750, 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. 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.








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

C H I P I O N A HOUSE FOR RENT IN CHIPIONA: 3 bdrm., pool, paddock, large yard, gardening included, €1,700, negotiable. Phone 607-70-7411 or 607-70-7385. APARTMENT BY CHIPIONA MARINA: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, underground parking, rooftop terrace, 3-minute walk to marina and beach, furn optional, €1,200/ mo., negotiable, free Internet and cable, English-speaking landlords. Call 956-05-3624 or 600-89-8066.



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. 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. 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 NICE HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: Olmo Street, 1 bdrm., bathroom, living room and fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating and WiFi, beautiful garden, 5 minutes from the beach and Vistahermosa Golf Club. Available for long renting, €800/mo. Contact Silvia Macías at 627-45-0110. LAS REDES HOUSE: Unattached house, close to beach, Las Redes, pool, 4 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, living rm.,

kitchen/laundry, driveway, pool and gardener maintenance included, €1,550. Call 956-48-2321 or 639-31-0436,, English spoken. TOP QUALITY NEWLY BUILT HOUSE: Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold, nice, safe area 10 min. from base/beaches, near La Rufana Restaurant (“Chicken in the Dirt”), 3 bdrm. (a real master bdrm.), 2 bath (1 w/shower), lvg./ dng. w/fireplace, cute kitchen w/pantry, varnish-finish doors/fitted closets, laundry/storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/sprinklers, automatic gate, driveway, large garage/ workshop, A/C and eat, €1,400/mo. (gardener and community fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1,100/mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@ Call landlord, Eloy 679-42-6377, English spoken. F U R N I S H E D F L AT F O R R E N T O N T H E P U E R T O - S A N LU C A R HIGHWAY: 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen, living room, terrace, all in very good condition. Community yard & pool plus one garage space. €550. Contact Cristina at 696-98-4432. 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 AGUILA: 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 AGUILA: 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: 180 m2 built, 510 m2 lot, 4 bdrm., attic, 3 bath, study, A/C, central heat, propane gas, ample kitchen, nice yard, street level parking. Price €1,500/mo., A-1193. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. FLAT IN VISTAHERMOSA: 200 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, central heat, extra room, 50 m2 terrace, 2 car garage, community area with pool. Price €1,600, A-1162. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. 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). 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

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.

and detailing of any vehicle. Please call Merchi at 675-13-5235.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Self-employed driver with truck is available for moves/ transports. Reasonable rates. Contact or 678-41-5673.

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: Recreation aid, GS-0189-03, closes June 9; facility operations specialist, GS-1640-09, closes June 10. Spanish position: Transportation assistant, EA-6, closes Monday. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program assistant (flex - CYP), assistant training specialist (CYP), CYP operations clerk (CYP), club operations assistant (flex - business), cashier (flex - business), food service worker (flex - business), lifeguards (flex - aquatics), aquatics manager (aquatics), recreation aide (flex golf), recreation assistant, IN LISBON, and teen summer hire program 2014 (flex - not to exceed 25 hours per week). 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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