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The Coastline

November 10, 2011

Volume 21 Issue 42

Nov. 10, 2011

U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Phase Two Housing Unveiled Energy Efficient Home Showcases Improved Features Pg. 4

The Prado Museum The Gem of Madrid Pg. 11

Taking Home the Crown

DGF Football and Volleyball are DoDDSEurope Division III Champions Pg. 18

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Nov. 10, 2011

We Have Much to be Thankful For

Team Rota, We have much to be thankful for: Whether we look to the winning Admirals football and volleyball teams – kicking butt, taking names and bringing home championship wins this weekend – or all the outstanding Sailors, family C O R N E R members, civilians and local nationals who make this base the best in the Navy, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for heading into the Thanksgiving break. I know we’re still a couple weeks out from Thanksgiving, but this is my last CMC Corner before the holiday, and I want to talk about some of the CMDCM (SW/AW/SS) David Twiford great things the base has lined up for Thanksgiving. And, I also want to give some shout outs to some folks on base that I’m thankful for as the naval station’s command master chief. First, we want everyone on base to have a great Thanksgiving, and the Captain has authorized four-day liberty for the holiday for Naval Station Rota Sailors not on duty. U.S. civilian employees will have Thanksgiving Day off. We hope you all are able to enjoy some time off with family, friends or both. MWR and ITT have worked out an amazing trip to Rome. Go check out ITT for details, and if you want to go, work it out with your chain of command for approval. If you’d rather stay local during Thanksgiving, there is much to do on base for single Sailors to get a real taste of Thanksgiving, too. The Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 will be serving the sure to be belt-busting meal that the Supply and Galley crew are whipping up. For families or single Sailors, El Rompidillo is taking orders for fully cooked Thanksgiving Day meals – including a roasted turkey and sides – through Nov. 19. If you want to take it a bit easier on yourself this holiday, I encourage you to stop by La Plaza and check that out. No excuses for eating ramen noodles for Thanksgiving. There are options for everyone on base. Regardless of whether you’re cooking your own meal at home or taking the El Rompidillo route, please think of our shipmates who might be considering ramen noodles for one as their turkey-day meal. There is no reason for our shipmates to be sitting around their barracks room, apartment or home alone during the holidays. If you’re having a get together, invite some single service members or co-workers over. If your plans are to cook for your family, invite a single person into your home.


The Coastline is an authorized publication for members of the military services and families stationed overseas. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. Editorial content of Rota Coastline is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain.

Commander U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Capt. Scott Kraverath co/ Chief Staff Officer U.S. Naval Activities, Spain Cmdr. Ron Dennis Public Affairs Officer Lt. j.g. Jason Fischer Tel: 956-82-1680 Deputy Public Affairs Officer MCC (SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter Tel: 956-82-2813

I’m confident the chow Chief Gray and his team at the Galley are going to put out on Thanksgiving will be something to marvel about. But after the food, there is still nothing quite like relaxing, playing some games, watching some football and recovering on the couch. If you have a home that can afford it, invite some folks to join you. Also, we’ve got multiple families here that are separated from loved ones that are on deployment, many in harm’s way. Be sure that you are reaching out to those Team Rota members as well. Our goal is no service member or family member spends Thanksgiving alone. If we do that, we all win. Speaking of winning, what a weekend for the Admirals. The football team won the Division III Championship when they beat Bamberg 44 – 32, capping an undefeated season, and the girls volleyball team won the Division III Championship in three straight games against Florence. These wins are a testament to the awesome support and teamwork in the Rota community. We’re thankful for that. We’re also thankful for the great leaders on this base, those of you, at every rank, who are making the right decisions, doing the right things and leading those around you. Speaking of leaders: The Senior Sailor of the Year Board adjourned this week, and I want to congratulate Yeoman First Class Derek Fleming from Admin who is the Naval Station Senior Sailor of the Year – BRAVO ZULU shipmate! He was competing against some other extremely sharp Sailors (in alphabetical order): Master-at-Arms First Class Andrew Greenawalt, Security; Master-at-Arms First Class Jesse Lindsey, Security; Yeoman First Class Earl McFarland, Admin; Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment First Class Jorge Pavon, Air Operations; and Utilitiesman First Class Paul Sarniak, Emergency Management. Thank you all for being the outstanding leaders that you are! A couple of final notes: I have to say happy birthday to our resident Devil Dogs here at Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe. Thanks for all you do here in Rota, and thank you for going into harms way when called into action around the theater. Speaking of going in to harm's way, tomorrow is Veterans Day. I'd encourage all of you to take a moment or two and reflect on the awesome heritage we have as U.S. service members and to pause and give thanks for those who have gone before us to defend freedom and democracy around the world. HOOYAH CMC


The Coastline

November 10, 2011

Volume 21 Issue 42

Nov. 10, 2011


U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

Phase Two Housing Unveiled Energy Efficient Home Showcases Improved Features Pg. 4

The Prado Museum The Gem of Madrid Pg. 11

Taking Home the Crown

DGF Football and Volleyball are DoDDSEurope Division III Champions Pg. 18

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Today marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Throughout the world on 10 November, U.S. Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps - the most loyal, most feared, most revered, and most professional fighting force the world has ever known. Graphic by MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston.


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Photo By MC2 Kevin O'Brien

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus greets Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy.

SECNAV Releases Veterans Day Message Special from the Secretary of the Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released the following Veterans Day message to the fleet Nov. 8: "On Nov. 11 each year, the United States formally honors the service and sacrifice of more than 20 million living American veterans through their service, as well as all the men and women who have guaranteed our freedom and kept America secure against those who would harm us throughout the years. Our veterans represent the best of America. Coming from every background and every walk of life, they represent the rich tapestry of our nation and the multitude of cultures that make the United States unique upon the earth. On Veterans Day, we have an opportunity to thank them, to thank every Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airman and Coast Guardsman who has ever worn the uniform for what they have done, and to thank those of you still in uniform for what you continue to do for the United States every day. Thank you for your service, Godspeed."




Nov. 10, 2011

Newest Base Housing: 'Wow!' Story By MCC(SW/AW) Mikel Bookwalter

the living room, dining room and bedrooms, improved construction and solar heated hot water. Another significant improvement in phase two homes is the indoor flooring. “The flooring is much better. There was a mistake made with the first phase flooring. It was actually exterior tile [used as indoor flooring], and we couldn’t get away from it. So, we made sure we got a good tile. It hides the dirt, and it’s easy to keep clean,” said Crist. Crist also said that as families move out of phase one units, housing is replacing the flooring with appropriate indoor tile. “In general the floor plan of phase two homes is almost identical to phase one, with some minor changes. But to the eye, it just looks different all the way through,” said Crist. “The term everybody uses is that you need to 'wow' people. So, I was walking around with people explaining stuff [during the open house], and that’s all you heard, ‘Wow, wow, wow.’” Phase two homes are being built in groups of 20 at a time. The first batch is scheduled to be completed in February, the next batch in May and the final batch in August. The winter weather here in Rota can affect that, but that is the plan, said Crist.

Photo ByMC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston

From the outside of the house, it looks much the same as any other recently converted 4-bedroom house on Naval Station Rota, but what is on the inside of the phase two prototype house is turning heads. Naval Station Rota’s housing department recently held an open house for their latest creation, the prototype for phase two improvements to enlisted family housing: The feedback is “Wow!” Building upon the improvements made in phase one, which took two two-bedroom units and combined them into one four-bedroom home with 2,100 square feet of living space, phase two brings even more benefits to on-base families. “We have better materials being used, more expensive, more quality,” said Housing Director Bob Crist. “We finally got it right with this one.” Although the first phase of converted homes brought many positives like extra living space, additional bedrooms, a courtyard and storage space, they had some flaws that have been fixed in this second phase according to Crist. Phase two homes add features like energy efficient, recessed lighting throughout, ceiling fans in

The phase two homes come with recessed lighting throughout and a new and improved tile that hides dirt and is easy to keep clean.

The CAC Protector

Story By MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston

Do you ever recall being asked for a copy of your military identification card or Common Access Card when making a major purchase? Most would assume it is to confirm your affiliation with the military and to verify whether you have steady income or not. Most service members are in a rush to get their hands on whatever they’re buying, and less concerned that someone could be copying their I.D., which is illegal and in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701. Section 701 states that whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge, identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for the maximum six month sentence. Naval Station Rota, Spain, Security Manager Jim Chalmers said that many military members, family and Department of Defense employees are unaware of this law. Commercial establishments are not prohibited from asking for military or government identification. Unfortunately there are no safeguards

in place to ensure a government I.D. card won’t be counterfeited or cloned based on a photocopy. With the quality of printers and scanners that are now available, this is really becoming a serious issue in the military, said NAVSTA Rota’s Assistant Anti-Terrorism Officer, Chief Master-atArms Maurice Stigger. “Copying or cloning of the military I.D. cards has been a tremendous problem for all military branches for years,” said Stigger. “Your CAC card is government property and needs to be treated as such.” Though the service member’s Social Security number has been removed from the I.D. since June 2011, members are encourage to provide a state license or other form of photo identification to be photocopied if an establishment insists on a photocopy of a picture I.D. If caught violating the policy, members could face non-judicial punishment at captain’s mast for violation of Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order and Title 18. The military I.D. allows access to many DoD Web sites. Even though

Copying military I.D. is illegal and violators could face non-judicial punishment if caught.

you will still have to provide a password, many Web sites now allow login by way of CAC card. Only medical establishments such doctor offices and hospitals are allowed to make a copy for filling insurance claims and therefore should not be grouped into commercial establishments. “The best way to minimize unauthorized copying of your I.D. is to always maintain positive control of it,” said Chalmers. “If you need to show it for verification, show it and return it to a safe place. You have to right to declined illegal copying of a government item that is issued.”

Field Training Exercise A field training exercise will take place in the base housing area Nov. 16. This exercise is to test our first responders' and watchstanders' ability to deal with and recover from a real world event.  There should be no disruption across the housing area but you might see responders in the field as part of the drill. This is only a exercise.

New Scrap Wood Recycling Container A new scrap wood recycling container has been placed outside the base recycling center at building 3064. The following four scrap wood containers are the only authorized disposal locations: - Outside the B-3064 Recycling Center - Camp Mitchell - DRMO - NEX/Commissary Please push all scrap wood to the rear of the containers to allow them to be completely filled.



Nov. 10, 2011


Get Your Influenza Shot Now Influenza vaccination is now available to all beneficiaries at the Rota hospital. You can obtain the vaccination during regular clinic hours, Monday to Friday from 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. The Immunization Clinic is not open on Thursday afternoons. Please contact the Immunization Department at 727-3464 with any questions.

Managers Food Training Class Story By CS1 (SW/AW) Edgardo Navarro, Health Promotions

Are you ready to give your lungs a “day off?” If you are a smoker, it might be something to think about as this could be the start of your smoke-free life. Nov. 17 is the American Cancer Society’s 36th Great American Smokeout, a national campaign to encourage smokers to quit smoking for the day. More Americans try to quit this day than any other day of the year. Are you willing to take the challenge? Giving up tobacco is one of the most important things you could do for your health. You could live a longer, happier and healthier life with the people you love. If you are a smoker, the smoke-out day is a great start to giving up cigarettes. If you are a non-smoker, you can give support by adopting a smoker to help keep them tobacco-free for the day. It might be difficult for some to give up smoking, but remember, it is never too late to quit. When quitting, follow these basic rules: Have a plan: Identify the reasons why you want to quit, your roadblocks and coping strategies, and the benefits of quitting. Set a quit date: This can be your birthday, your wedding anniversary, New Year’s Day, or the Great American Smokeout.

Talk to your doctor: Your health care provider is the best source of information if you have questions or health concerns. Get support: Your friends, family, online sources or tobacco cessation classes can assist you in reaching your goal. Stick with your plan: Be prepared to face the challenges ahead. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and relapsed, continue trying! Mark Twain, a pipe smoker, once said, “Quitting is easy, I’ve done it a 100 times.” As part of the Great American Smoke-Out event, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) and the Health Promotion Department are setting up a booth in front of the NEX Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can view a display while getting information about tobacco cessation. You can also feast on a turkey sandwich if you pledge to quit “cold turkey.” If you are interested in quitting or are willing to “adopt a smoker” for the smoke-out, please call Health Promotions at 727-3350. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Give your lungs a break, and join us for the 2011 Great American Smokeout.

All restaurants and fundraisers are required to have one certified food manager working at all times. Sign-up for the Nov. 15 Managers Food Training class by calling 727-3338/2999 or e-mail The certificate will be good for one year.

U.S. Naval Hospital

CDC States Boys Should Receive HPV Vaccine Monday, October 31, 2011

Story By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Smiley, M.D., MC, USN Pediatrician

The Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently made recommendations to the CDC that males ages 11 to 12 should receive routine vaccination with three doses of the quadrivalent human papilloma virus vaccination (HPV) commonly known as Gardasil. The HPV vaccine will afford protection against certain HPV-related conditions and cancers in males, and may also provide indirect protection of women by reducing transmission of HPV, according to ACIP. Prior to this new recommendation, the CDC has had a “permissive” recommendation in place the past two years for the use of this vaccine in boys. Once approved by the CDC, this new recommendation will officially add the HPV vaccination to the routine childhood immunization schedule for males. The HPV4 vaccine was licensed in the United States in 2006, and it protects recipients from four specific types of HPV that are currently responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers and 90 percent of anogenital warts. The vaccine is a three-shot series that takes a total of six months to complete. The vaccine is routinely recommended in females at ages 11 to 12, however, it is licensed for use in females ages 9 to 26 years. The recommended age for vaccinations in males will be 11 to 12 years, however, it is

also licensed for use in males ages 9 to 26 years. HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. Currently there are approximately 11,000 new cervical cancer cases each year in the United States and 4,000 deaths in women secondary to this. In addition to this, it is estimated that 1 in 100 sexually active adults in the United States have genital warts at any one time. It is estimated that only 1.5 percent of boys receive the HPV vaccination and that only 27 percent of eligible girls have received the required three shots necessary for full protection. This vaccination rate is much lower than many other routine vaccinations. It is believed that this low rate is due to misconceptions about the vaccine, the diseases it is intended to prevent, and the concern among parents that the vaccine may encourage risk-taking behavior. The most common side effects from the vaccine are pain, redness, and itching where the shot is given (arm). In addition to this about 1 in 10 people who get the vaccine will get a mild fever. These symptoms do not last long and go away on their own. Your child’s primary care manager at Naval Hospital Rota will be able to answer any additional questions that you may have about this vaccine and the new recommendations, or you may contact the Family Practice Clinic at 727-3549 for additional information.


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NCPACE Courses Working Toward a College Degree Story and Photo By MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume

Equipment Operator 1st Class Emmiee Gutierrez, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, studies in the Headquarters Company barracks lounge in Rota, Spain Nov. 7. Sailors are using Navy College programs like Navy College Program for Afloat College Education and Tuition Assistance to work toward a college degree.

As thousands of Sailors and Seabees face being forced out of the Navy due to force reductions, a recent university study may become more relevant: The study shows that workers with associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees earn about 25 and 60 percent more income, respectively, than workers with only high school diplomas. Competition to stay Navy is intensifying, and Navy College offerings like Navy College Program for Afloat College Education and Tuition Assistance are offering possible income safeguards for Sailors. Many Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 are taking advantage of these programs and are working toward a college degree while deployed.

NCPACE gives Sailors the opportunity to continue personal and professional growth while on sea-duty assignments, while TA is the Navy’s educational financial assistance program. “While here in Rota, [our Sailors] can take classes on base or through online courses. They have all of the same educational opportunities that they would have in homeport,” said Lt. j. g. Damaris Havens, NMCB 5’s educational services officer. Havens says NCPACE courses are self-paced classes taken throughout a 12-week period. The biggest difference between NCPACE and TA is that if the service member receives a failing grade with NCPACE, they don’t have to reimburse the government.

“I find time after work usually. It’s a good opportunity because it’s pretty much free besides the books,” said Utilitiesman Constructionman Timothy McDaniel, a Seabee assigned to NMCB 5. “The resources and information are out there. The Navy asks a lot of you, to go on deployment and be away from your family, so take advantage of everything that you can now,” said Havens. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 era veterans has increased from 10.6 percent in September 2009 to 11.7 percent in September 2011. Taking advantage of college benefits while in the Navy could give Sailors a leg up when they leave the service.



Nov. 10, 2011

725th AMS Promotions Photos By Denna Barnes, 725th AMS

(Left) Lt. Col. Brandon Hileman, 725th commanding officer, administers the Oath of Office to Maj. William Ott during a promotion ceremony Nov. 1. (Below Left) Lt. Col. Brandon Hileman, 725th commanding officer, presents Senior Airman David Martos a certificate of induction to the NCO corps as he is promoted to staff sergeant Oct. 31. (Below Right) Senior Master Sgt. Richard Hammond poses for a photo with Maj. William Ott as he is presented a certificate of advancement to chief master sergeant Nov. 3.

Lt. James Carlton, right, presides over the reenlistment ceremony of IT3 Brian Williams. The ceremony took place inside of a C-5 Galaxy at NAVSTA Rota.

Sailor's Unique Reenlistment Story and Photo By ET1(IDW/SW) Wenecio Godfrey

Recently Sailors at NCTAMS Lant Det. Rota, Spain got a chance to attend a unique reenlistment ceremony for one of their fellow Sailors. Many people have witnessed or taken part in reenlistment ceremonies, but what some people may not know is that when a request for reenlistment is submitted, not only do you choose who will swear you in, but also where it happens. In this case, it was to be on the wing of one of the aerial work horses of the military, a C-5 Galaxy transport plane. When field support technician IT3 Brian Williams submitted his reenlistment request to his command, he first did a little research to seek out some ideas on how to make his reenlistment more unique and memorable. One of his senior chiefs told him about a previous experience, and the idea was born. Thanks to the cooperation and coordination between Air Operations and the 725th Air Mobility Squadron, Petty Officer Williams was able to have his reenlistment conducted inside of the C-5 Galaxy. Originally it was requested to have it conducted on the wing of the aircraft, but it had to be changed due to safety concerns regarding the prevailing winds that day. Everyone in attendance received a guided tour of the aircraft, and at the end everyone agreed that this would definitely be a reenlistment to remember.



Nov. 10, 2011


Community News Baby Basics and Breast-feeding Classes


The NMCRS visiting nurses are scheduled to hold the following classes: Breast-feeding, Wednesday, 11 a.m. - noon Baby Basics/Breast-feeding Combo, Dec. 29, 5 - 7 p.m. Call NMCRS at 727-1614 for more information.

PTSA Gift Basket Auction and Fall Fest

The DGF elementary school PTSA will hold a gift basket auction and fall fest Wednesday, 5 p.m., at the DFG multi-purpose room. Come out and support the PTSA and bid on the various themed baskets.

Veteran Dental Appreciation Week

In appreciation of our retired veterans, the U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Spain will be offering dental appointments for retirees through Nov. 18. Call 727-3734 to schedule an appointment.

Female Basketball Scrimmage Team Needed

Scrimmage team needed to play the DGF girl’s basketball team on Saturday mornings and occasional afternoons. Interested parties please contact Coach DeMeritt at 956-48-0120 or e-mail for more information.

Preschool Developmental Screening

Child Find for children three to five years of age is an on-going outreach program that actively seeks to locate and identify children who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and need special services. Children grow and develop at different rates, but most follow a path of predictable milestones. If you have concerns regarding your child's development, please contact Linda Hill at 727-4185 or 727-4435.

Get Your Influenza Vaccine Today

Influenza vaccination is now available to all beneficiaries at the Rota hospital. You can obtain the vaccination during regular clinic hours, Monday to Friday from 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. The Immunization Clinic is not open on Thursday afternoons. Contact the Immunization Department at 727-3464 with any questions.

Financial Options for Your Education

Are you an active duty Navy or Marine Corps spouse falling into the grind of trying to complete your degree but can’t seem to get the financial aid you need? Stop by the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and talk with one of the counselors to see if a Spouse Tuition Aid Program (STAP) interest free loan might be for you. STAP is only available to spouses residing overseas with their service member, so take advantage of it while you are here. Call 727-1614 to make an appointment today.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for photography or a flair for writing? Put those talents to use with the American Red Cross, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Office and Coastline newspaper. Opportunities are available to contribute articles, help with graphic design, photography and general administrative support as well. Contact the American Red Cross at 727-2333 for further details.

MAC Edmund Fisher and his daughter Jada pose for a photo at last year’s Cinderella Ball.

Annual Cinderella Ball to be Held Nov. 19

The Navy Child and Youth Programs cordially invite all young ladies up to 18 years of age and their fathers or appropriate male role model to the annual Cinderella Ball which is to be held at the DGF multi-purpose building Nov. 19, 6 - 9 p.m. Ball attire is required and tiaras and gowns are encouraged.

Navy College UMUC Fast Plan

Students can request a tentative evaluation with a fast turnaround with the “Fast Plan” special promotion Monday - Nov. 18. Students can bring in transcripts from colleges they have already taken classes with and any military training to have those credits looked at by UMUC academic advisors to see where they would fit into a UMUC degree plan. The idea is to have the results of the plan returned within a short timeframe to see how close to getting a degree from UMUC may be.

UMUC Waives Application Fee

In celebration of National Military Family Month this month, University of Maryland University College Europe announces a special Get Started Gift, which waives the $30 application fee for any student who is an overseas spouse or immediate family member of an active duty servicemember stationed in Europe, the Middle East or Africa and applies to the university. The application fee waiver is available for family members until Nov. 30. Call your local field rep at 727-2917 or visit for details.

UMUC Field Study Courses

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Explore fascinating locations in Europe while earning university credit. Upcoming field study courses include Expatriate Writers in Paris: 1920s and Renaissance Art in Florence. Classes are held Jan. 7 - 14 and registration deadline is Dec. 16. Visit for details.

DGF Schools

UMUC Offers Textbook Awards

AA meetings are scheduled for every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. at the base chapel. Call DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.

No School for DGF Students

DGF students will not have school the following days: Friday, Veteran’s Day; Nov. 17 - 18 (elementary school) and Nov. 18 (middle and high school), parent/teacher conferences and Nov. 24 - 25, Thanksgiving break.

College and Career Fair Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to represent their alma mater for the DGF College and Career Fair Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the DGF multi-purpose building. Representatives from any college, university, community or junior college or military branch are welcome to help students obtain information from schools all over the U.S. and some in Europe. Contact the school to volunteer or for further information. All you will need to do ahead of time is contact the admissions office at your alma mater and ask them to send some informational packets/pamphlets/posters or anything else they would be willing to send. Call 727-4181 or e-mail for more information.

NEX A-OK Student Reward Program

Students with a B-grade point average or better may enter a drawing for U.S. Savings Bonds given each quarter. Stop by the NEX with a current report card, fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services.

University of Maryland University College is offering another $100 textbook award for active duty service members, spouses and family members. Contact your local UMUC field representative at 727-2917.

Prepare for the SAT or ACT Now

With support from NFL and MLB athletes, eKnowledge is donating SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs worth $200 to service members of all branches. This program is available to all active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, their family members, DOD employees and civilians performing military support, as well as their family members. There is a $17.55 fee for registration, shipping and handling. Materials may be ordered online at or by calling 951-256-4076.

Navy College Telephone Number Update

The telephone number for the Navy College counselor is 727-2785 and the Navy College director’s office is 727-2798. The previous Navy College telephone numbers of 727-2711/2916 are no longer in operation. 

UMUC Holiday Express Session

Students can register for the Holiday Express four-week session Dec. 5 - 18. These face-to-face and hybrid (50/50 online and on-site) courses will take place from Dec. 19 to Jan. 15. Call your local field rep at 727-2917 or visit www. for details.



Fleet & Family Support Center Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.

Developing a Spending Plan

Tuesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Hands-on training to determine your financial fitness, realize your goals and plan for your future. Learn to save, pay down debt and track expenses.

Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, Nov. 17, Nov. 22 and Nov 29, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Come and enjoy our 16-hour Spanish course for beginners during November and December. The course is simple and fun and lessons are useful, easy and interesting. The goal is to teach basic communication needs.

Smooth Move

Nov. 17, 9 - 11 a.m. If you have orders or are getting ready to PCS, you should consider signing up for this course. It is designed for all military personnel, DOD civilian personnel and family members departing the local area. Even if it is your umpteenth PCS, you might get some new and useful information about the PCS process, as well as information about your new duty station. Pre-registration is required.

Credit Management

Nov. 22, 10 - 11 a.m. I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go. Wondering if you’re using credit appropriately? Find out what determines the cost of credit. Discover your own debt ratio and the warning signs of too much credit.

Federal Resumé Format

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Family Field Trip: Medina Sidonia Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Put on your walking shoes, and join us on this walking tour to the old town of Medina Sidonia. Located atop of a hill that oversees a wide valley, Medina Sedonia is one of Andalucia's most picturesque white villages. Explore the main monuments with a local guide, and stop for tapas or lunch. The field trip fee is 5 euros per person.

Field Trip: Olive Oil Mill at Zahara de la Sierra

Nov. 25, 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Winter time is almost here, and it is olive harvest and pressing time throughout Andalucia. Come with us to visit one of the oldest oil mills in Zahara where you will have the opportunity to see how olive oil is produced. Field trip fee is 6 euros per person.

Lunch and Learn Seminar: Getting to Know Madrid

Nov. 22, 1 - 2 p.m. Target your federal resumé to highlight your qualifications to the human resources office and hiring managers. Learn about keywords, the certificate of eligibility and the special requirements of a federal resumé.

Nov. 28, 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn what Madrid has to offer, such as accommodations, shopping, art and culture. Learn how to get there by either plane, train or automobile and how to move around by underground. Enjoy this winter in Madrid while staying on a budget.

Assertive Communication

Saving and Investing

Nov. 23, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Do you having trouble saying “no,” even when you really want to? Do you feel like people walk all over you? Would you like to know yourself and build your self-esteem? Join us and learn practical ways of expressing yourself.

Business Resumés

Nov. 23, 1 - 2 p.m. Ten seconds! That is the average time your resumé will receive. Discover the key elements on a resumé and how to catch the employer’s eye. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job.

Nov. 29, 9 - 10 a.m. Retirement? Kids college? TSP? 401K? This workshop gives you information you need to make an informed decision about your future.

Resumé Review

Nov. 30, 2 - 4 p.m. Have a current job announcement and need your resumé reviewed? Drop off or e-mail your resumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available. Sign up and review your resumé with our specialists.




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Don't Let the Bad Attitude Virus Get Get You Down According to the Centers for Disease Control, millions of kids die per year as result of a number of childhood diseases across the world, with millions more getting severely ill due to infection. These viruses are typically spread through poor hygiene habits and close contact with an infected individual. However, Chaplain Robert Johnson there is some good news: 1. there are now vaccines made to combat many viruses and 2. most of us adults aren’t at risk since we have a built up immunity against the little pests from our childhood and/or have been vaccinated. Besides those of us with small children, how does this information apply to us? Why am I writing about it in my article? Good question. I'm using it to illustrate that viruses aren’t the only things that are contagious


and potentially deadly - attitudes are as well. I’ve heard that bad attitudes have infected many people here during the past, causing hate and discontent in all who were infected. Such an attitude is typically spread like a virus when a service member/contractor/dependent arrives here and severely misses one or more things from "back home" or from his or her last duty station. This individual gets involved in the small community we have and realizes that things and people here aren't perfect (Rota, like any other place on the planet, isn't Sir Thomas More's Utopia, with a flawless socio-political-legal system). While this is a great place to be assigned, we still have problems that need to be fixed! Can you believe that?! So, what does this person infected with a bad attitude typically do? They go around sharing all of the imperfect things about their co-workers, neighbors and overall situation here and get others disgruntled in the process. As a result, the bad attitude spreads, morale plummets and discontentment reigns supreme.

How do we stop the spread of this infectious attitude? I suggest a multi-pronged approach: 1. Get “vaccinated” by managing your expectations. Realize that people will fail you (and that you often fail others) and learn to forgive when you are offended. 2. Don't get sucked up into other people's gossip. Politely decline to get involved in "juicy" conversations. 3. If you see a problem, come up with a solution. If you can't implement the change that is required, bring your plan to someone who can. While following these three basic suggestions will not provide a cure to bad attitudes here in Rota, applying them will surely slow or stop its spread and we will all benefit. If you would like to speak to me or another chaplain regarding this discussion or any other issue, please call the Religious Ministries Department at 727-2161.

Angel Tree P r o g r a m *ROTA*


The Naval Station Rota, Spain Angel Tree program is a terrific way to give back to the community and support a child's holiday season. Personnel/commands who wish to sponsor a child for this year's Angel Tree program are asked to purchase and gift-wrap one complete outfit (shirt/blouse, pants, underwear, socks and shoes) for a child. The gift must be labeled with the child's name and number. A small toy is also encouraged. Children will receive their gifts at a party at the base chapel Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. For more information on how to sponsor a child, contact Manuel Alba Jaime, at or 727-3786.

Announcements Call 727-2161 for more information on chapel events.

Weekly Bible Study

The weekly Bible study entitled "Transforming Grace" is held every Thursday. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the study itself runs from 7 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact Chaplain Johnson at

Philippians Bible Study

Join the Bible study on Philippians held every Wednesday in the chapel hall at 6 p.m.




Tuesday – Friday, Noon Sunday, 8:30 & 11:30 a.m. PROTESTANT SERVICES

Lutheran Divine Sunday, 9 a.m.


Sunday, 10 a.m.

Gospel Service

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Contemporary Sunday, 5 p.m.



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Prado The Gem of Madrid


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The Prado Museum By Jan Hammond

Photo By Museo National del Prado

If there is one building in Madrid that keeps the city on the European cultural map all by itself, it is the Prado Museum, one of the most spectacular picture galleries in the world. As part of the “Golden Triangle of Museums” along with the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen, the Prado can very well be the highlight of any trip to Madrid. The museum is home to more than 8,600 paintings; however, only slightly more than 2,000 can be exhibited at one time due to the lack of space. For that reason, the exhibitions are constantly being rearranged, so much so that the Prado’s own maps and guidebooks are constantly out of date. The world’s largest collection of Spanish paintings and European art dating from the Romanesque period to the 19th century are found within the walls of the Prado. Here you find paintings from the best Spain has to offer including El Greco, Goya and Velázquez. You could spend an entire day marveling at the works of Francisco de Goya, as you watch his progression from the sought after court painter to Charles IV, to his dark and demented final days where such works as “Satan Devouring His Sons” were painted. Considered the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, two of Goya’s most famous paintings are “The Clothed Maja” and “The Nude Maja,” whose model for these works is a mystery to this day. The best known piece of work at the Prado is “Las Menians” or “The Maids of Honor” by Diego Velázquez. This court painter of the 1600’s became a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Édouard Manet. Modern artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí also play tribute to Velázquez in some of their works. Although you will not find a Picasso at the Prado (they moved to the Reina Sofia in 1992) Picasso does play an important role in the history of the museum. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Picasso



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Photo By Museo National del Prado Photo By Museo National del Prado

was appointed the director of the museum, though he lived in exile. It was during this period that he painted Guernica, which like Goya’s depiction of war, shows how man creates havoc on man. Even the building itself has a charm that will enchant any history buff. For a while, the structure was used as a headquarters for the cavalry when the Napoleonic troops were based in Madrid during the War of Independence. Then during the Spanish Civil War, the museum's collection was transferred several times as 353 paintings, 168 drawings and the Dauphin's Treasure, a collection of jewels and decorative art, were all moved to Valencia, Girona and finally to Geneva, Switzerland. The collection was returned to Madrid and the Prado Museum during World War II, where it has been ever since. The fact that so many precious works of art have survived the barbarity of man over the centuries is something of a miracle in itself and makes the collection even more special and unique. Visit the Prado, get lost in the past and explore the masterpieces of some of the most famous artists of all time.

(Previous page) Visitors pause in front of Goya's paintings of the atrocities of war. The halls of the Prado that now hold artwork were once headquarters for the Cavalry when the Napoleonic troops were based in Madrid during the War of Independence. The Prado was originally built to be a museum of Natural History but evolved to hold the largest collection of Spanish artwork.

Photo By Museo National del Prado

Spend the day marveling at the works of Francisco de Goya and watch his progression from court painter to his dark and demented final days. (Top) The Clothed Maja (Above) Las Menians (Left) One of Goya's dark paintings.


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Cortijo de Ducha: Come, Get to Know it, Live it Located three kilometers from the Jerez airport, the Cortijo de Ducha is a remodeled Andalusian farm, now a leisure complex, that offers all the charm of yesteryear with all the modern comforts. Here you will find culture, cuisine and relaxation. It is an unforgettable setting for By Karen Lucas, Coastline Publisher all kinds of celebrations: gala dinners, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, and communions as well as business meetings, conferences and seminars. They have a capacity for up to 600 people. The restaurant, Mesón de Ducha, is run by one of the top chefs in the region and is open to the public year round. They also offer special tastings and culinary events. The hotel has 34 spacious and warmly designed rooms and four junior suites that maintain the spirit of Andalucía. The rooms have large terraces overlooking the extensive gardens, lots of natural light, minibar, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, A/C and heat. The hotel offers the following amenities to make your stay more enjoyable: adult pool, children’s pool, children’s playground, paddle court, games table, bicycle and hiking routes. The complex hosts numerous cultural events including concerts. You can find out more at www. or by calling 956-35-7810 or by e-mail at As I mentioned a few weeks back when the first ad for the Academia de Música ran, I wanted to write a bit more about Angel Piñero, the owner and director. He was born in Cádiz, studied music at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal in Barcelona and then at



the Conservatory of Munich. In the second stage of his studies, he worried about the dilemma of the two schools of playing the classical guitar: with the fingertips or with the fingernails. His solution was to master both techniques. With his right hand he uses the fingertips method, and with his left he uses fingernails. This is unusual since most concert guitarists master one technique or the other, but not both. Angel is an internationally renown concert guitarist who has given innumerable concerts and classes in Spain. All the while he has maintained close ties in France, Germany Cortijo de Ducha is a remodeled Andalusian farm located three kilometers from the Jerez airport. and especially the U.S., giving concerts and classes. He taught several summer ses- academy at Calle Los Toreros, 44 in El Puerto de sions at Hampden Sydney College in Virginia where he Santa María. still has many good friends. For him, his time there is Some time ago, Rota Medica, a private clinic that one of the highlights of his fruitful professional career. attends emergencies and offers a big range of speAngel’s goal at the academy is to make high level cialties, merged with another private clinic in Rota, music with well-qualified instructors who also speak Presanes. The two centers remain open in the same English. He says teaching music for someone who locations, now with the name of Centro Médico Costa feels it is pure pleasure. He believes music is food de la Luz. They also operate centers in Chipiona and for the soul, the spirit; one could not live in a world Fuentebravía in El Puerto de Santa María. without music, only silence or noise. For children, Anything you want me to pass along? Let me hear music is very important. It improves performance in from you about your favorite places or coming events. school, develops the intellect, the imagination and I do like hearing from you! Send me an e-mail to self confidence. For adults, the pleasure of playing or give me a call an instrument is infinite and one will never feel alone. at 607-564132. Support your paper by supporting You can contact Angel at 697-24-9171 or stop by the the advertisers.

Naval Station Rota Fire Department Receives Award

Photo Provided by NAVSTA Rota Fire Dept.

Story Translated By Capt. Manuel Morino, Local National Fire Captain

Members of NAVSTA Rota Fire Department stand with the mayor of Rota, Eva Corrales and members of the municipal corporation Oct. 15 as they are presented an award for their support in the civil protection of Rota.

Rota's Civil Protection service held its traditional act of coexistence Oct. 15, which serves to recognize the work of those who have supported the civil protection of Rota. On this occasion, the honorees for this group were the former Civil Protection Officer from 2008 to 2010 Manuel Laynez de los Santos and the the staff of Fire Chief Timothy Ybarra from the Fire Department of Naval Station Rota. Naval Station Rota’s Fire and Emergency Services Department was awarded. Fire Chief Timothy Ybarra received the award on behalf of the Fire Department. Rota Mayor presented him the award, and during her speech, she praised the human quality of this Fire Department and the close collaboration that the Fire Department has with the city of Rota. The ceremony was on La Forestal, the headquarters of the Civil Protection Service. The Mayor of Rota Eva Corrales and members of the Municipal Corporation attended the ceremony.



Activities Sevilla Bullring guided tours, Monday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., tickets 6.50 euros Sevilla, Reales Alcazares (Moorish Fortress) guided tours, Monday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets 7.50 euros Sevilla, Cathedral and Giralda guided tours, Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., tickets 8 euros Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. and Juega con los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays at 6 p.m. Ruta por El Puerto y Bodegas Osborne, a guided tour, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., tickets 5 euros (children) and 10 euros (adults) Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces, (How Andalusian Horses Dance), Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Recreo de las Cadenas, Avda. Duque de Abrantes, Jerez, tickets 19-25 euros, 956-31-8008, Flea Market, Ramon y Cajal Street, Sanlucar, Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Flea Market, Alameda Vieja (by the Castle), Jerez, Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sports Hippodrome Costa del Sol Races, Mijas, Wednesday and Dec. 6, admission 5 euros Grazalema Popular 11 km Race, Sunday, El Puerto de Santa Maria Popular 10 km Race, Nov. 27 Davis Cup Tennis Final, Spain vs. Argentina, Dec. 2 - 4, Estadio Olimpico de La Cartuja, Sevilla Malaga Half Marathon, Dec. 6, Los Palacios Half Marathon, Dec. 18,

Eat/Drink Ruta de la Tapa, until Nov. 30, El Puerto de Santa Maria La Mar de Bueno Ruta Gastronomica, until Dec. 5, Cadiz,

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Music/Dance Lirico Hugo Wolf Quartett and Elisabeth Kulman in concert, Thursday, 8 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez, tickets 18 - 30 euros Opera La Valquiria (Die Walkure) of Richard Wagner, Friday, Monday, Nov. 17, 20, 7:30 p.m., Teatro de La Maestranza, Paseo de Cristobal Colon 22, Sevilla, tickets 40 - 96 euros, 954-22-6573 or Spanish Music Festival, Nov 18 - 26, Cadiz, see for complete schedule Pat Metheny Trio with Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart, Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m., Teatro de La Maestranza, Paseo de Cristobal Colon 22, Sevilla, tickets 26 - 46 euros, 954-22-65-73 or Opera Suor Angelica of G. Puccini, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez, tickets 35 40 euros Malu in concert, Nov. 26, 9 p.m., Palacio de Exposiciones, La Linea de la Concepcion, tickets 30 and 35 euros Las 8 Estaciones Ballet, Contemporaneo del Teatro San Martin de Buenos Aires, Nov. 26 - 27, 8:30 p.m., Teatro de La Maestranza, Paseo de Cristobal Colon 22, Sevilla, 95422-6573 or

Flamenco Flamenco recital by David Palomar, Friday, 9 p.m., Teatro Municipal Pedro Muñoz Seca, Plaza del Polvorista, El Puerto, tickets 5 euros Nacidas para cantar, a flamenco recital by Marta Sevillano, Friday, 9 p.m., Sala Central Lechera, Cadiz, tickets 12 euros, Gala Autismo Cadiz flamenco and Spanish song festival, Friday, 8 p.m., Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Cadiz, tickets 30 - 40 euros, Flamenco Festival, "Tribute to Moraito Chico," Nov. 18, 9:30 p.m., Chapin Sports Palace, Jerez. Advance tickets available at the Jerez Tourism Office, Larga Street for 25, 35 and 50 euros, Flamenco recital by Miguel Poveda, Dec. 10 - 12, 8:30 p.m., Teatro de la Maestranza, Paseo de Cristobal Colon 22, Sevilla, tickets 24 - 40 euros, 954-22-6573 or Flamenco show, Jerez, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m., El Lagar del Tio Parrilla, Plaza del Mercado, 956-33-8334 Flamenco show, Sanlucar, Fridays at 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bodega de Arte “A Contratiempo,” Calle San Miguel 5, tickets 12 euros, 956-07-1099

Arts “Intervalos” a painting display by Carmen Calvo, until Nov. 19, Centro de Cultura Unicaja, Cadiz “Espacios Naturales” a painting display by Joaquin Moreno, until Nov. 27, Casa de los Toruños, Parque de Los Toruños, El Puerto Painting display by Jose Antonio Rodriguez until Nov. 30, Bar Tapas Macondo, Ruiz de Velarde Street, Rota Painting and sculpture display by Gabriel Macotela, until Jan. 22, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Cadiz Painting, sculpture and drawings display by Alberto Giacometti, until Feb. 5, Museo Picasso, Malaga


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Rafa Nadal to Play in Sevilla OFFSIDES

and the Swiss great Roger Federer in the U.S. Open, becoming the first player to ever beat both greats in the same Grand Slam tournament. As the home team, Spain earned the right to choose the surface of play, which not surprisingly will be clay. Nadal and most of his teammates such as David Ferrer learned and mastered their game on clay and thrive on the slow surface which creates long rallies and tests a player's endurance, consistency and patience. Oftentimes Spanish players have struggled on faster surfaces such as grass and hard courts. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) tried to take advantage of this by choosing an extremely fast surface for its quarterfinal match with Spain. Spain overcame these obstacles and beat the Americans three matches to one in front of a raucous crowd in Austin, Texas which was supporting their local hero and American tennis great, Andy Roddick. The finals in Sevilla will take place in Estadio Olímpico, which for three days will be converted from a soccer stadium into a tennis facility. The first day will feature two singles matches, followed by a doubles match the next day and will conclude with two more single matches on the final day. The country that wins three matches or “rubbers” as they are sometimes referred to, will be crowned champion. Estadio Olímpico previously hosted the 2004 Davis Cup Final which saw Spain defeat the U.S. to capture its second championship. The stadium was

Games of the Week

(Times are local)


* Portugal at Bosnia-Herzegovina 8:00 p.m. This is one of four playoff games that will take place this weekend. The winner of these two game legs (the second leg will be played on Tuesday) will qualify for the European Championships this summer. 12 teams including Spain have already qualified. * U.S. at France 9:00 p.m. (This game will be aired on AFN) This is a friend and will be a real test for the U.S. National Team which will be playing one of the better teams in Europe. France will be led by stars such as Karim Benzema and Frank Ribery who play for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively. * Michigan State vs North Carolina In honor of Veterans Day, this college basketball game will be played on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. This is one instance where the duty section of the ship will be happy to be on watch that day.


*Spain at England 6:15 p.m. This game is friendly and some stars may be rested. However, even Spain’s second team features some of the best players in the world, and England will be looking to impress their home fans and prove that they can beat the best team in the world.


* U.S. at Slovenia 6:15 p.m. This is another friendly; it is a re-match of the 2010 World Cup group stage match which thanks to second half goals by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley saw the US overcome a 2 goal earn a draw.

built as part of a failed bid to land the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in Sevilla. Since then it has been the site of international soccer games and major musical acts, such as U2 and Madonna. While facing several challenges Argentina is poised to capture their first ever title. They proved in Serbia that they can handle a partisan crowd, and like the Spanish, several of their players also thrive on clay courts. A major factor in the final will be the stamina and health of both Nadal and Del Potro. Their style of play puts a severe strain on their bodies and the Davis Cup final comes at the end of what can be a long and grueling tennis season.

For ticket information go to: http:// landing/davis122011. html Yuval Fleming is a biased sports fan who lives in Rota, Spain Rafa Nadal and writes a weekly sports column for Coastline. Please send comments and article ideas to

Photo By Courtesy of The Tennis Channel

World class tennis is coming to Andalucia in the form of the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup started in 1900 and is the world’s premier team tennis competition. This year Sevilla will host the final. The tournament begins Yuval Fleming each year with more Sports Writer than 100 nations all vying for a spot in the 16-team main draw which is now down to two teams, Spain and Argentina. Spain has won four of the last 10 championships and will be led by the second ranked player in the world, Rafa Nadal. The lanky 25 year old lefthander from Majorca is known for his ferocious forehands and ability to chase down what seems to be every tennis ball. Widely considered one of the greatest tennis players to ever live, Nadal has already captured 10 grand slam titles and takes great pride in playing for his country. Juan Martin del Potro is a towering presence at 6 feet 6 inches tall, making him one of the tallest players on tour. His height allows him to dish out speedy serves and powerful baseline forehands. He will lead an Argentinean team that has never won a title but has been runner up three times, most recently in 2008. This year’s team has had a very impressive run, which included a road victory over the defending champions Serbia. Del Potro plays a similar style to that of Nadal, and in 2009 he beat Nadal



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It's Close, but Unbeaten Rota Wears Crown Story by Seth Robbins, Stars and Stripes Used with permission from Stars and Stripes. © 2011 Stars and Stripes

Paris, who led Rota in rushing with 136 yards, came up big again. He intercepted the ball and ran it back 60 yards for the touchdown, giving Rota a 36-20 advantage after the two-point conversion failed. In the fourth quarter, Bamberg’s Sandod would hook up with Cortright for a 25-yard gain, and a few plays later running back Tyrone Bogen dashed into the end zone on a 9-yard sweep. Bamberg would fail on the two-point conversion, but they were again within striking distance at 36-26. But a turnover would hurt the Barons again. Near its own goal, Bamberg fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Rota’s Keaton Regenor, who accounted for two turnovers with an interception in the first quarter for a touchdown. Paris rushed the ball into the end zone, and then quarterback Nick Holland scored on the two-point conversions, giving the Admirals a comfortable lead again. “The turnovers were particularly costly,” Engel said. Bamberg lived and died with the pass, with both quarterbacks combining for more than 100 yards through the air, but there were also two interceptions. Cortright was the favored receiver, with four catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Near the end of the fourth quarter, Bamberg scored another touchdown, but it wasn’t enough. Rota’s quarterbacks also played well, with K.C. Mason rushing for 40 yards and Holland solidly handing the ball off and scrambling for yards. The championship was the first for Rota since 2004. Rota’s senior lineman Anthony Davis attributed the victory to his team’s ability to bounce back even when Bamberg made it close. “I’m happy that it was a hard fight for the championship,” he said. “We worked really hard for this.” Coronado said that he enjoyed watching his team take

Photo By Joshua L. Demotts/Stars And Stripes

BAUMHOLDER, Germany — The undefeated Rota Admirals rolled over most opponents this season, but they needed a few key turnovers and several hard-hitting runs Saturday evening to topple the Bamberg Barons, 44-32, in the DODDS-Europe Division III championship game. “The key was maintaining our composure,” Rota coach Robert Coronado said. “It was the first time we had really been tested, and our boys rose up to the occasion.” Rota, which had only given up one touchdown prior to the championship game, found themselves in a tight game when just seconds into the third quarter Bamberg’s Andray Gibson took the kickoff back for a 64-yard touchdown run, shortening Rota’s lead to two points at 16-14. But Rota never panicked and in the ensuing possession senior running back Terrence Paris took the ball to the outside, dashing past the entire Bamberg defense for a 75-yard touchdown run. Rota’s defense then forced Bamberg to punt, giving Rota the ball on their own 40-yard line. After a first down, Paris ran straight up the gut for a 25-yard gain. And then Ramon Quijano sped to the outside for another 25 yards and the touchdown, giving Rota a 30-14 lead after the extra point. “Our heads were down, we were having a tough game,” Paris said. “But we just got together and it sparked us.” But Bamberg would not go away quietly, catching Rota off guard with a bit of trickery. On their own 25 yard line, Quarterback Phathanasin Sandod threw the ball to wide receiver Anthony “TJ” Cortright, who then passed the ball downfield to wide receiver Terry Williams. Williams broke two tackles and ran the ball in 50 yards for the touchdown, bringing Bamberg within 10 after the two-point conversion failed. “I’m incredibly proud of them, I’m almost speechless,” said Bamberg coach Ethan Engel. “They fought really hard.”

Rota's Terrence Paris gains yardage in Saturday's Division III football championship game.

home the title. “I get pleasure watching them cheer, cry, knowing that they’re champions,” he said. “That’s where my joy comes from.” For Paris, the victory was extra sweet because he is a senior and will be graduating this year. “All that hard work paid off,” he said. “Now it’s time to go celebrate.”


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Luna-led Admirals Capture Another Title Story by Mark Patton, Stars and Stripes Used with permission from Stars and Stripes. © 2011 Stars and Stripes

Photo By Michael Abrams/Stars And Stripes

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - The Rota Admirals came into Saturday’s match against the International School of Florence seeking a second straight Division III volleyball title. In order for that to happen, they had to figure out a way to stop the feisty and technically proficient Florence squad. The Admirals did just that, making use of their most potent weapon, the cannonlike arm of All-Europe sophomore Aspen Luna, to sink the Wild Boars in straight sets; 25 - 19, 25 - 13 and 25 - 15. The opening set was the hardest fought, as Florence tipped and dumped balls into holes in the Rota defense. After drawing within three points deep in the first set, Rota senior setter Yesenia Solis rallied her teammates by serving for The Rota Admirals celebrate their Division III title after defeating International School four straight points, the last one punctu- of Florence 25 - 19, 25 - 13, 25 - 15 at the DODDS-Europe volleyball championships ated by a Luna kill - one of her 16 on the in Ramstein on Saturday. day. The Admirals never looked back. mental errors. It was much the same for most of the third Rota coach Melinda Luna made some adjustments be- set, with Rota up 18-9, when Florence started to make tween sets, pulling back those not blocking to better cover things interesting. the middle of the court. And she gave her green light for The Admirals started to drift away from their power an all out assault. game and the Wild Boars used the Admirals caution to “I told Yesenia to get it to the power hitters,” the Admirals reel off three straight points to draw back into the set and coach said. give Florence players a much needed confidence boost. Solis more than complied with her coach’s orders, she Two straight Luna kills sucked all the wind out of the perfected them 26 times. Her assists total wasn’t some- Florence sails, though, as Rota, sporting French braid thing that was on the setter’s mind following the match, hairdos, walked out of Ramstein’s Southside gym as though. champions. “This championship is extra special,” Solis said, following “Every championship we wear French braids,” said Rota her final match in an Admirals uniform. junior Natalia Rivera, who finished with 5 kills and 4 aces. Florence was overwhelmed by the power coming its “I’m really proud of the team, we really worked hard,” way following the Rota adjustments and started to commit Luna said.

Dos Hermanas Half-Marathon Photo By Ralph Steinheimer

Several members of the NAVSTA Rota community participated in the Dos Hermanas halfmarathon Nov. 6. Pictured left to right are Dan Cebulla, Jim Chalmers, Roxi McCarthy, Kurt Munz and Licia Passin.


in Rome

Asturias Outdoor Trip


Call 727-2527


Parent and Child Tumbling Classes

Tuesdays. $30. Children will learn basic class etiquette such as classroom rules, waiting their turn, following in line, and interacting with the teacher and other classmates.

Sign up by November 11th. $1,255 Double Room.

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DESCENT OF THE RIVER SELLA & CANYON DESCENDING November 24th - 27th. Sign up by Nov 15. $385.

November 23rd - 26th.

Rome is an enchanting metropolis harbouring lost empires. This Tour includes the bus ride to and from the airport and from the airport to the hotel, Round trip flight tickets, Lodging in a 4* Hotel with breakfast each morning, and 2 separate Guided Historical Tours. Customers must have a valid passport.


Gymnastics The river Sella is located in Asturias, Northern Spain and parts of its path enjoy not only scenic riverside views, but also a little bit of "white" water. Canyoning in Picos de Europa: The Carrangas canyon is one of the most exciting canyoneering in the north of Spain, amazing and spectacular views, which offers us four rappels down & several jumps and slides.

OUTDOOR, 727-3101 Traveler

Tuesdays. $50. Students will be introduced to floor tumbling as well as the use of gymnastic equipment such as the beam and the vault. Flexibility and strength conditioning are emphasized.


Thursdays. $50. Floor tumbling, cheers and chants, jumps, motions, flexibility and strength conditioning.

Also check our Piano Lessons for Kids & Adults, our Spanish Language Classes, Ballet and Dance Classes.

Put together your unit’s ”A-Team” of 10-12 service members!


Turkeys must be ordered and paid for by November 19th at El Rompidillo. Pick-up your turkey on November 22nd, 23rd or 24th.


$50 for a 16-18 lb turkey (serves 10) with gravy. Side order $10 each (mashed potatoes, bread stuffing or cranberry sauce). Order now - limited offer! Pick-up location is El Rompidillo (La Plaza Bldg) by appointment. Patrons must present their receipt upon pick-up.

Call El Rompidillo at 727-5673.


the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.



ITT ext. 3101 Date


Sign up by Cost (adult/child)

Nov 18 Dinner & Flamenco Show Nov 16 $60/$45 Nov 19 Ronda Historical Tour Nov 16 $60/$45 Nov 23-26 Thanksgiving in Rome Nov 11 $1,255 Dec 2 Bodega Tour, Dinner & Flamenco Show Nov 30 $75/$45 Dec 3 Vejer Guided Tour & Roman Ruins Nov 30 $60/$45


November 19. Sign up by Nov 16. $60 (adult) / $45 (child). Ronda is situated in a very mountainous area. The Rio Guadalevín runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep El Tajo canyon upon which the city is perched. Three bridges, Puente Romano, Puente Viejo and Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge"), span the canyon. The term "nuevo" is a bit of a misnomer, since this bridge was completed in 1793. Another important site in Ronda is the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain that is still used today. Trip price includes transportation, a local guide, and entrance fees to the monuments.


November 19. Sign up by Nov 16. $85. La Suara Park is near to Jerez. Expert guides will take you on a 2-hour ride. Time will be spent before and after the 2-hour ride at the stables interacting. Bring a lunch or euros to purchase lunch nearby. Experience is recommended.


November 24 - 26. Sign up by Nov 21. $660. Get your PADI scuba certification. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course. During

December 3. Sign up by Nov 30. $20. The Rota’s Greenway is built on the old railway line linking El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlucar de Barrameda.

fleet recreation

November 18th,

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sign up by November 12th. Free. Test your skills in Pugel Stick Combat, the Obstacle Course of Doom, Sumo Wrestling, Terrible Tire-Flip relay, Ammo Can Crawl and, of course, Tug-O-War. Incredible GRAND PRIZE which includes a gift certificate for a one-day Liberty Trip for each team member.

Call LIBERTY at 727-2527 for more information.

at the Liberty Center and enjoy holiday movies and grid iron action.


LIBRARY ext. 2418


Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. November 15, America Recycles Day. November 22, Thanksgiving Day. November 29, Sports Day.

November 25, 1 - 10 p.m. Free. Enjoy a buffet table full of tasty treats and a lazy day at the Liberty Center. Pumpkin pie eating contest at 8 p.m.






LIBERTY PROGRAM ext. 2527 November 10, 7 - 9 p.m. Free. For two hours, enjoy free shoe rentals, cosmic bowling, and hot delicious pizza at Rota Lanes. November 16, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Sign up by Nov 13. Get out and enjoy some authentic Spanish food with the Liberty staff. Just a short distance from the base! Free transportation. Just bring Euros for dinner.


November 22, 5 - 7 p.m. Free. Rack ‘em up! Sign up for a chance to bring home the hardware and the more important bragging rights. All single and unaccompanied active duty members are eligible to enter. Refreshments will be provided for all participants.


November 24, 2 - 5 p.m. Free. What could be more American than turkey with all the fixin’s followed by “home made” pumpkin pie? All single and unaccompanied active duty members are cordially invited to join the MWR Liberty staff for a complimentary Thanksgiving feast at the Rota Galley from 2 - 5 p.m. Pick up a free ticket at the Liberty Center! After you stuff yourself to the gills and check out the sweet rides, kick back


November 12, 8 a.m. $15. Ages 18+. Pick up your training information packets today and get started. No same day sign ups. November 12. We will give out prizes for the best water and/or cheer stations throughout the Bucket List Marathon.


November 19, 10 a.m. $15. Sign up by Nov 18. A 5K run, 20k bike ride and a 5K run for all American & Spanish Authorized personnel. Categories include: Overall winners, Mens and Womens Open(18-29), Seniors(30-39), Masters(40+) and Teams. No same day sign ups.

GOLF COURSE ext. 2260

TURKEY SHOOT GOLF TOURNEY November 19, 10 a.m. $20 plus green fees. Sign up by Nov 17.


November 19 & 20. 12 - 5 p.m. $3 per try. Just $3 a try, knock down 8 pins or more on 12 lanes at Rota Lanes and win a Turkey for Thanksgiving. *One win per person and you must bowl for yourself. Turkeys are 10-12 lbs.


THEATER ext. 2328


November 11 & 18. Join Gateway Theater as we add a FREE Noon movie and regular priced movies beginning at 2:30 p.m.



November 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. There will be lots of board games, outside games and dinner for the family.


November 23, 11 a.m. - Noon. Sign up by Nov 21. The children in each classroom will be wearing a handmade fall themed costume.


ext. 2839


November 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. A trained professional will introduce the children of SAC to the game of golf through a variety of fun activities with modified, kid-friendly equipment.


November 18. Sign up by Nov 15. Free. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.


November 19, 6 - 9 p.m. at the DGF Multi-Purpose Building. $15 per couple. Additional daughters $5 each.


☺Free Showing


☻Last Showing


Adult Movie


Thursday, November 10th 5 p.m. Puss in Boots 7:30 p.m. Warrior

(PG), 90’ (PG13), 139’

 Killer Elite (R) 116’.Action, Adventure, Thriller. Starring: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro. An ex-special ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader.

Friday, November 11th

12 p.m. Annapolis ☺ (PG13), 108’ 2:30 p.m. I Don’t Know How She Does It (PG13), 90’ (R), 113’ 5 p.m. The Debt ☻ 7:30 p.m. Abduction (PG13), 106’ 10 p.m. Killer Elite (R), 116’’

Saturday, November 12th 2:30 p.m. Puss in Boots 5 p.m. Apollo 18 ☻ 7:30 p.m. Shark Night ☻ 10 p.m. Moneyball DRIVE-IN ’ 8:30 p.m. Tower Heist

(PG), 90’ (PG13), 86’ (PG13), 91’ (PG13), 134’

Abduction Gateway Theater, Nov 11th, 7:30 p.m. Nov 13th, 2:30 p.m.

Killer Elite Gateway Theater, Nov 11th, 10 p.m.


(PG13), 105’

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lilly Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs (PG13) Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, 106’

Sunday, November 13th 2:30 p.m. Abduction 5 p.m. Contagion 7:30 p.m. Drive

(PG13), 106’ (PG13), 102’ (R), 103’

Monday, November 14th - Wednesday 16th CLOSED

Thursday, November 17th

12 p.m. Enchanted ☺ (PG), 107’ 2:30 p.m. Tower Heist (PG13), 105’ 5 p.m. Footloose (PG13), 113’ 7:30 p.m. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R), 100’

Friday, November 18th

12 p.m. Beverly Hills Chihuahua ☺ (PG), 91’ 2:30 p.m. Dolphin Tale (PG), 119’ 5 p.m. Moneyball (PG13), 134’ (PG13), 139’ 8 p.m. Warrior ☻ 10:30 p.m. What’s Your Number (R), 106’

Tower Heist Drive-In, Nov 12th, 8:30 p.m. Gateway Theater, Nov 17th, 2:30 p.m.

Moneyball Gateway Theater, Nov 12th, 10 p.m. Nov 18th, 5 p.m.

MWR’s Movie Info Line: 727-2624. Theater Phone Number: 727-2328 Check for full listing.

MOVIE RATINGS G – General Audiences. PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. R – Restricted. As a reminder to all movie patrons, COMNAVACTSPAINST 1754.3 requires that all minors must have supervised transportation from the theater movies that end after sunset. Minors are prohibited from walking home from the Drive-In after dark. If no patrons arrive within 30 minutes after showtime, movies will be cancelled. Movies are subject to change without notice.


A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren’t his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agent Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past..

Tower Heist Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Mathew Broderick (PG13) Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, 105’ When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

 Moneyball (PG13) 134’. Drama. Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip SeymourHoffman. The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.  Puss in Boots (PG) 90’. Adventure, Animated, Comedy. Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifianakis. Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.  Drive (R) 103’. Action, Adventure. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Cary Mulligan, Bryan Cranston. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong..

November 10, 2011 Coastline  

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