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The Coastline Volume 23, Issue 48

December 12, 2013

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U.S. Naval Activities, Spain

2013 Holiday Wonderland Celebration at NAVSTA Rota

Stoy and Photo By MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

Family and friends gathered in front of the Navy Exchange (NEX) for a Holiday Wonderland Celebration sponsored by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and the NEX aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Dec. 6., officially starting the holiday season aboard the Naval Station. This year's event included the Polar Express, Santa's workshop, face painting by Santa's helpers, the Polar Playground and musical entertainment. The David Glasgow Farragut (DGF) Middle/High School band kicked off the event by taking the stage and playing Christmas music. They were followed by former American Idol contestant Ayla Brown who sang a number of Christmas songs and original songs from her albums. She invited children onto the stage to dance and sing with her. A Spanish helicopter flew overhead and Santa's elves rappelled down. The helo landed and out come Santa. He proceeded to the stage with Rudolph and greeted the crowd. “It was awesome being part of the ceremony this year” said Santa Clause. “It is definitely the highlight of the year.” The crowd counted down before NAVSTA Rota Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari and Santa Clause pulled a lever, which lit up the holiday tree decorated with a variety of ornaments including handmade ornaments made by community members. “The event really helped my family and I get into the holiday spirit,” said Maria Khan, event attendee. “This is very important to me, because I know that these memories will one day become priceless to my children.” Children had the opportunity to ride the Polar Express, a small train reminiscent of the same one featured in the Disney movie "Polar Express. The celebration also featured the Rota Carolers, food and drink stands and vendors. “This was an amazing event,” said Pekari. “The dedicated individuals on this base routinely demonstrate the exceptional level of teamwork between NAVSTA Rota and its tenant commands. I look forward to each and every holiday event.”

Naval Station Rota, Spain Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Pekari and Santa Claus pull a lever and light the Holiday Tree during the 2013 Holiday Wonderland Celebration outside Rota's Navy Exchange.

New CEPSA Cards, Old Cards Deactivated By MC3 (SW) Grant Wamack NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

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All Cepsa gas cards were deactivated on Saturday due to a new contract between the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Forax, and Cepsa. New cards are being processed and previous cardholders will be notified via email when their card(s) are ready for pick up. “It’s an outstanding way to save money while traveling the beautiful sights of Spain,” said the Navy Exchange (NEX) Automotive Service Center Supervisor Dan Kineke. Kineke advises customers not to discard old or expired Cepsa cards. Deactivated cards must be turned into the Autoport’s ITV office before a new card can be issued. If an old card was lost, customers can go to the ITV office to resolve the issue.

U.S. Budget Pact Emerging

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Kineke added that the new cards will work the same but will now have a pin number for added security. New cards won’t expire until 2016. New applicants interested in getting a card can go to the NEX Autoport Service Center, ITV office or Gas Booth and fill out a gas card program registration form. Once the form is completed, it must be turned in at the ITV office with your Spanish vehicle registration and a copy of your Spanish I.D., front and back. It takes approximately three months to receive the card, said Kineke. Members transferring are required to turn in their card. Forax-Cepsa cards are good for up to 200 liters of gas or diesel fuel per vehicle per month and are valid only in Spain for use at Cepsa gas stations. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dan Kineke or Paco Ramos at the NEX Autoport.

Sounds of Christmas at DGF

MWR' s Wonderland Celebration Continued

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COMMAND

December 12, 2013

Thank You All for Such a Successful Year As we get ready to usher in another new year, I look back and reflect upon this past year (which has flown by!) and realize that Naval Station Rota has had a very challenging but yet another successful year. 2013 has been a difficult one for many of us here. Sequestration, hiring freeze, furloughs, and emergency shutdown – it has all had some sort of impact to our team – yet we continued to meet our mission, support the fleet, and take care of each other. Naval Station Capt. Greg S. Pekari Rota’s success is due to the COMNAVACT Spain teamwork, leadership and pride that everyone exhibits on a daily basis. This team continues to amaze me! I know the holiday season is especially difficult for those service members here who are unable to spend it with their families back in the States. We also have operational forces stationed aboard Naval Station Rota that will be performing their mission and doing humanitarian work abroad during

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Service Provider Announcement DLA Disposition Services would like to thank you, the Rota and Morón communities for a wonderful year. We will be closed for operations Dec. 23 - 27 and Jan. 1, 2014. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Christmas and New Years. Please be mindful of this, support our service members and families here in Rota and look out for one another. We are all extended family. Saying that - we should also take a moment to remember how truly fortunate our country is to have the remarkable men and women of our armed forces who serve so courageously and so selflessly. Thank them for their service and sacrifice. Of those of us who are not deployed, many will be traveling abroad and seeing the wonderful sights of Spain and Europe. Please ensure your friends and chain of command know where you will be in case of emergency. If driving, please check and service your vehicle before your trip. There will also be many holiday parties over the next several weeks. Enjoy yourself, but please, please, please don’t drink and drive. Use taxis, the Tipsy Taxi service, designated drivers, etc. We all want you back safely. Lastly, I want to extend my deepest thanks and warmest holiday wishes to our Naval Station family and community. Thank you all – service members, U.S. and Spanish civilian workforce, and dependents – for a wonderful 2013. I know that 2014 will turn out to be another fabulous year. Please have fun relaxing, and enjoy a safe holiday season with your friends and family. I look forward to seeing everyone back safely in January 2014! Happy Holidays Naval Station Rota!

The Coastline will take a winter hiatus for the holidays. The last issue of The Coastline will be our year in review, Dec. 18. The next issues of The Coastline will be Jan. 16.

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DEFENSE NEWS

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U.S. Budget Pact Emerging - But Can it Pass? By John T. Bennett Defense News

U.S. House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to key elements of a 2014 budget resolution, but it is far from clear they have enough votes to pass it. Defense and congressional sources seemed confident a budget conference committee led by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would reach an accord by Dec. 6. But as one day faded into the next, it became clear that striking even a “small” two-year spending deal that both parties could support would prove as difficult as every other attempt to fashion a spending and deficit measure since President Barack Obama took office and conservative tea party Republicans joined the House. “They might have a deal,” said Gordon Adams, who ran national defense budgeting for the Clinton administration, “but whether or not it can pass is a very different question – and a very interesting one.” One defense industry lobbyist with knowledge of the Ryan-Murray talks laid out a scenario under which Democratic and Republican leaders could force the 2014 budget resolution and accompanying two-year spending plan through both chambers. “In the House, it would need Democratic support. The conservative Republicans aren’t going to vote for it. But it can pass,” the lobbyist said. “In the Senate, I think you get the defense folks: McCain, Graham, Ayotte and some others,” the lobbyist added, referring to GOP Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Analysts agreed the road is smoother in the Senate. But the House is the wild card. “The GOP tea partiers have made clear on these bills: Not now. Not ever,” Adams said. “If the spending caps are adjusted, they’re going to be very unhappy. So the question is, what does that do to Boehner?” The decision-making in recent months of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been influenced by the most conservative members of his caucus. So if those 50 or more members object, and other Republicans follow with re-election looming, Boehner would face the tough decision to pass the bill with Democratic support. The November 2014 midterm elections could be key, Adams said, with enough members on both sides weary of voters’ disgust with a dysfunctional federal government. Defense News reported Dec. 4 that the Ryan and Murray panel was moving in on a final deal that would provide sequestration relief to the Defense Department and other agencies in 2014 and 2015. Defense sources said the panel is likely to propose $45 billion in sequestration relief in 2014, to be split evenly between defense and non-defense discretionary accounts. In 2015, the total relief would be about half that, again split evenly. “Taxes and entitlements are off the table, so they had to find cuts elsewhere and came up with $85 billion of cuts and revenues, drawing a distinction between revenues and taxes,” the defense industry lobbyist said. “Twenty billion of the $85 billion would go to deficit reduction to keep Republicans happy, and the rest would go for partial sequester relief government-wide over the coming two years, half to the Pentagon, so about $15 billion a year in relief, depending the final deal.”

The lobbyist said: “This is the smallest of the small deals, but it’s something.” Congressional aides late in the week did not dispute those details. It was unclear at posting whether the committee will propose raising spending caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act to provide that relief or do so with other federal spending cuts. While analysts were sketching political avenues for passing an eventual spending resolution, there were signs Dec. 6 that both parties — as they have for three years — were digging in on issues central to their ideologies. Such entrenchment has prevented Congress from passing everything from annual appropriations and authorization bills to a sequester-killing “grand bargain” fiscal accord. House Democratic leaders, for instance, made it clear the final Ryan-Murray plan must include benefits for unemployed Americans. “It is absolutely essential that we extend the benefits. Economists agree that unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters. Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who might have to sell the plan to enough members of his caucus to pass it, told reporters it is increasingly clear that many GOP members want to keep all remaining nine years of sequestration, including the defense cuts. “It might just survive because it’s so short-term,” Adams said. “It gets the politicians past the elections, and they would be done with this stuff — which everyone is tired of — for two years. And, let’s face it, a two-year deal is a long-term deal for Congress.”


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DGF NEWS

December 12, 2013

Sounds of Christmas at DGF Elementary School Story and photos by Patti Rzeznik Contributing Writing

The David Glasgow Farragut Elementary community participated in a Holiday Concert at the DGF multipurpose building Dec. 4 Directed by DGF Elementary School Music Teacher Heather Hasdemir, the student body sang a variety of holiday songs, performed line dances and led a singalong of favorite holiday songs. Hasdemir welcomed parents and guests and thanked them for bringing their students to support the music program. She said she was happy to see all of the students and their parents at this event. DGF Elementary Principal Walter Wilhoit, started the program by reciting the famous poem "’Twas the Night Before Christmas" stopping at various points for the students to sing. The students wore robes and pajamas as they performed the songs that went along with the poem. After the songs were completed, the students took off their robes and performed their line dances. It took a few minutes for everyone to get into place and the music came on for “Y.M.C.A.” to which the students began dancing. After dancing to “Y.M.C.A.,” they did the “Cupid Shuffle” and the “Cha, Cha, Slide.”

David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School Principal Walter Wilhoit, recites "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" during the Holiday Concert Dec. 4.

 

Middle  School  Honor  Roll   2013-­‐2014  

Middle  School  Honor  Roll   2013-­‐2014  

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“A”  Honor  Roll   “A”  Honor  Roll   These  students  earned  As   These  students  earned  As   in  all  classes  for  Quarter  1   in  all  classes  for  Quarter  1       Anna  Antonio-­‐Vila   Saphira  Abrahamson   Natalia  Barber   Ian  Delcastillo   Lorri  Delong   Brenden  Donohue   Sally  Hutcheson-­‐Tipton   Kierstin  Jacobson   Elizabeth  Lamb   Dawson  Miller   Annika  Librea   Patrick  Myers   Daniel  Matthews  Bautista   Presley  Peters   Isabel  Matthews  Bautista   Mackenzie  Phakonkham   Dillon  McCaffrey   Morgan  Connor  Rogers   Luke  McMillan     Elias  Nikolai  Streeter     Makayla  Vivio   Dallas  Yarnal                

Christmas Markets, Living Nativity Christmas Markets - Christmas Market, through Jan. 5, Plaza del Arenal, Jerez de la Frontera, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 - 8:30 p.m. - Christmas Market, Friday - Sunday, Plaza de España, Plaza Barroso and Plaza Bartolome Perez, Rota, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 - 9 p.m.

- Old and secondhand Book Fair, through Monday, Cristina Square, Jerez de la Frontera Living Nativity - Rota: Friday Sunday - Benamahoma: Dec. 14 - Medina Sidonia: Dec. 15, 1 - 8 p.m.


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HEALTHBEAT/LOCAL

Getting into the Holiday Spirits Health Promotions Department U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

Navy Requests Support for Survey The Secretary of the Navy directed a voluntary, anonymous survey to explore the true frequency of sexual assaults involving Sailors and Marines, the circumstances surrounding those assaults and factors affecting their reporting. The information collected from this survey will be used to help build and assess the sexual assault prevention and victim support activities. This survey is intended for active duty and Reserve personnel only, and takes 5 - 10 minutes to complete. It can be accessed from any Web-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone at http://www. donsapro.navy.mil/donsas.html. The password is “2013Survey” and will be available through Jan. 6, 2014.

Getting into the holiday “spirits” often means parties where alcoholic beverages are served. If you plan to drink, plan to arrive safely. This means actively planning ahead of time to have an alcohol-free driver or taking a taxi home. Even drinking one or two drinks affects your ability to judge and react. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as low as .02 percent can create loss of judgment and trouble doing two tasks at once. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. It is not worth the risk to yourself, your loved ones or other people who may become injured or killed due to a

bad decision. Think about it. You plan ahead for parties by deciding what to wear, which ones to attend, what food to serve or to bring. Why not plan ahead for safe transportation? If no one volunteers ahead of time to be the alcohol-free driver, then plan ahead and take a taxi. Leave the car at home and enjoy the party knowing you will arrive home safely. Enjoy the holidays and be healthy for life!

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

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


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DGF/BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Oct. 23 Baby boy Noah M. Dunn 9 pounds Proud parents Steven and Aurelia Dunn Oct. 25 Baby boy Maddux M. Pfund 8 pounds, 10 ounces Proud parents Matthew Pfund and Cathleen SalsburgPfund Nov. 6 Baby boy Lukas E. Belko 6 pounds, 8 ounces Proud parents Timothy and Vavadee Belko Nov. 15 Baby boy Cyrus M. Faloon 8 pounds, 7 ounces Proud parents Mark and Jaime Faloon Nov. 26 Baby boy Joshua P. Hyland 6 pounds, 12 ounces Proud parents Jeffrey Hyland and Cresswell Matamuros


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2013 HOLIDAY WONDERLAND CELEBRATION

2013 Holiday Wonderland Celebration Photos by MC3(SW) Grant Wamack and Derya Pekari

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COMMUNITY NEWS/NAVY COLLEGE

Drama Comedy

The DGF Fine Arts Drama Department is holding a comedy called “Deck the Stage” by Lindsay Price Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. Band members will play Christmas carols during the two-act play. There is an admission fee to this event.

Santa Seeks Helpers

Santa is seeking helpers with gift-wrapping experience and personal shoppers full of holiday cheer Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to assist with Santa’s Workshop hosted by NMCRS. Come for a few hours or stay the whole day! If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact NMCRS at 727-1614 or email June Brennan at june. brennan@nmcrs.org.

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 Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the base chapel. Call the DAPA at 727-2876 for more information.

Navy College Limited Services During Holidays

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The Navy College Director will be on leave Monday through Jan. 9. For assistance with TA briefings, degree plans and academic advising, or TA issues and grades, please call the Virtual Education Center at DSN 312-492-4684 or email vec@navy. mil. They are open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., East coast time. The on-base schools will have the following schedules: Central Texas College will close at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31, and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Embry-Riddle will close Dec. 25 - Jan. 1. They may have early closing on the 24th. University of Maryland University College will be closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. University of Oklahoma is closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 2, but will be open Dec. 27 and 30.

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 http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES or by calling 951-25-6407. See "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 11


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RELIGION

Life Perspectives From Teenage Love Sagas Last week my wife said that I’m really a teenage girl at heart. Hmm. I guess I can’t argue with her too much. After all, I am currently consumed by a certain movie saga involving vampires and werewolves. I’m a little behind the game, but in doing research for a sermon I came across a quote from one of the movies and decided it was time to watch them. (And you thought research for my sermons involved studying theology … hah!). You can ask me later whose team I’m on. Chaplain Timothy Miller I haven’t been as excited about watching something since the beginning of "Downton Abbey." Never mind. Don’t worry about that. My point is, there is something that strikes a chord in me when it comes to stories that involve the messiness of love and life.

CHAPLINES

Life can be complicated. Love, even more so. And, there is nothing that makes us consider our priorities more than when these things get messy. I think that’s why I love these stories. For some reason, (which is beyond me) they remind me to consider what is really meaningful in life and not allow pettiness to overwhelm and overrun me. Pettiness is a pickpocket, quietly stealing away the things that matter, piece by piece. We don’t realize the things that matter are gone until something comes up that makes us search for them. When we need a friend, a loved one or the faith that was once so important to us, we often find that they’ve eroded as we’ve neglected to care for them. This makes life that much more difficult when it gets messy. As a minister, people sometimes ask me why bad things happen most often around the holidays. I think bad things happen all the time; they just seem even more unjust when they happen during the holidays, as if life should accommodate our schedules. I wish it would, but it doesn’t. And sadly for many,

the holidays are a painful reminder of how messy life can get. I’ve been there. For me, what it comes down to is the discipline of keeping my feet firmly planted on the source from which my life draws meaning and direction. For me, it’s my faith. My faith informs me of what really matters. The scriptures I follow are constant reminders of how I should relate to people, how I should spend my time, and how I can keep the right perspective so that petty things don’t snatch away what is really supposed to matter in my life, especially during the holidays. So explore the foundation of your life. What are the things you need when life gets messy, and how you can constantly remind yourself to take care of those things? For me, I’ll keep the love sagas rolling (don’t ask me about the "Notebook"), just to remind me. But more importantly, I’ll keep standing firm on the faith that is the source of all that I am. If you have any questions for me or another chaplain regarding this discussion, please call us at 727-2161.

The Sounds of Christmas

Join the NAVSTA Rota community for The Sounds of Christmas: A Holiday Concert, Sunday, 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Don't miss this holiday tradition aboard NAVSTA Rota.

Angel Tree Program

The 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 purchased off base and 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. 20, 4 p.m. For more information on how to sponsor a child, contact NC1 Marblanch Giardini, marblanch.giardini@eu.navy.mil, commercial 669-87-7783 or VPN 18-727-2281.

New Opportunity for LDS Members in Rota Evening Service, Brindo Mi Vida 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.

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 us a deeply spiritual, yet very practical relationship with God. Every Sunday, 6 p.m. at the Chapel. Visit their website at http://brindomivida.blogspot.com.


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NAVY COLLEGE/DGF/FFSC NEWS

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Visit these schools in the Community Service Building during their office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ERAU Offers Five Ways to Make Earning Your Degree Easier

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has the graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to help you achieve your academic and career goals. While in Rota, with Embry-Riddle Worldwide, you can get your education in the way that works best for you: in the traditional classroom, available at more than 150 locations throughout the world; online, from anywhere across the globe; EagleVision Classroom-web video conferencing between classrooms; EagleVision Home Web video conferencing from the convenience of your home; and Blended, which allows you to combine learning modes to suit your lifestyle. Visit our website at http://worldwide.erau.edu or contact your local office at rota@erau.edu to learn about available programs and courses. Call ERAU at 727-2984.

Give Yourself the Gift of Education this Christmas

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wishes you happy holidays. In the spirit of the holiday season, ERAU will be giving out a special holiday gift to the first five students to enroll in classes for our December term. Term dates Dec. 13 - Feb. 20. We will have a holiday break from Dec. 25 - Jan. 1. Call ERAU at 727-2984 and sign up today!

Make the Pursuit of a Higher Education a New Year's Resolution

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently holding registration for local, online and EagleVision classes starting Jan. 13. Our local offerings include: ASCI404 - Applications in Aviation Law, ENGL221- Technical Report Writing, MGMT420 - Management of Production and Operations and PHYS102 - Explorations in Physics. Call ERAU at 727-2984 for more details.

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

RAWL’S PET OF THE WEEK

This cute little bugger is Ozzie! He is sure to become your next shadow if you let him. He’s still very much a puppy at heart and would love to become a part of your family! If you’re interested in meeting Ozzie or any of the other great pets at RAWL, just stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.     PHONE: 727-40004000   EMAIL: rawlpets@gmail.com

Also check us out at: facebook.com/rawlpets1

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used toward ERAU's degree programs. If you are interested in obtaining further information or signing up, please email rota@erau.edu or call 727-2984.

UMUC Offers New Degrees

University of Maryland University College has new degree offerings for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The new degrees include Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Business Administration. UMUC has 10 other associate degrees, 16 other bachelor’s degrees and two additional master’s degrees. These degrees are offered along with numerous other degree plans through the UMUC Stateside campus and are available to UMUC European students. Visit UMUC today to learn about the degree plan for you during their office hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by calling 727-2917 or emailing rota-europe@umuc.edu.

National Testing Center with UMUC

UMUC operates the National Testing Center offering CLEP and DSST exam proctoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Test takers must call UMUC at 727-2917 several days in advance to schedule the exam. UMUC also offers PearsonVue certification exams on Wednesdays. To register to take a PearsonVue exam, test takers must visit the PearsonVue website and set up a test session from the available dates. UMUC can be reached during their office hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by calling 727-2917 or emailing rotaeurope@umuc.edu.

UMUC Special Event

UMUC is running a promotion for the month of December. If a student applies to UMUC Europe during the month of December, the $30 application fee will be waived. This also includes the $40 fee for Graduate students. Apply for admission on-site or online. The application is found on the UMUC Europe Web page at http://www. europe.umuc.edu. Contact the Rota UMUC office at 727-2917 or rota-europe@umuc. edu for more information.

Central Texas College (CTC) Classes in Rota

Central Texas College is a regionally accredited college serving various certificate degree programs. Currently, Central Texas College is offering four face-to-face desee "NAVY COLLEGE NEWS," page 16


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Activities

Arts

“La Montanera de Los Barrios” Gastronomic and Cattle Feria, Thursday through Monday, Los Barrios, Cadiz

Painting display by Maria Jose Asian, through Dec. 12, Centro Cultural la Victoria, Sanlúcar de Barrameda

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

“25 Looks at Rota,” photo display, through Sunday, Castillo de Luna, Rota

Alcazar de Jerez, oldest Moorish Fortress of Jerez, Camara Oscura, 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 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

“AmeriCadiz” photo display by Manuel Vera and Carlos Gonzalez, through Dec. 31, Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz

Flea Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alameda Vieja (by the Moorish castle), Jerez de la Frontera Sevilla bullring guided tours, daily (winter season - through April 30, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., tickets €7, call 954-22-4577 Sevilla Reales Alcázare (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 p.m. - 6 p.m., tickets €8 Ruta de los Sentidos, a guided tour in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Saturdays, 10:15 a.m., visit http://www.rutadelossentidos.com 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), through December, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon. Recreo de las Cadenas, Duque de Abrantes Avenue, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €19 - 25, call 956-31-8008 or visit http://www.realescuela.org River Journey “Sanlucar-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

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“El Valle de los Caidos” painting display by Costus, through Dec. 31, Sala de Exposiciones Creacion Contemporanea, Cadiz

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

Flamenco Zambomba Flamenca (Christmas songs, flamenco style), Thursday, 2 p.m. La Guarida del Angel, 1 Porvenir Street, Jerez, free admission De Belen a Jerez, flamenco show by Maria Jose Santiago, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, tickets €15 - 25 Flamenco show, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Fridays at 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.

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

Music Vargas Blues Band in concert, Saturday, 10 p.m., El Pelicano Musi-Café, 1, Fernandez Ladreda Avenue, Cadiz, tickets €15 Miss Caffeina in concert, Dec. 20, 10:30 p.m., Sala La Gramola, Algeciras, tickets €15 Christmas concert by Maestro Dueñas Band, Dec. 20, Teatro Principal Pedro Muñoz Seca, El Puerto de Santa Maria, tickets €4 Christmas concert by Totem Ensemble Orchestra, Dec. 23, Teatro Principal, Puerto Real, tickets €4 Christmas concert by Sancti Petri Orchestra and Coral Polifonica, Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., Iglesia Mayor, Chiclana de la Frontera, free admission

Sports X Popular race San Silvestre “Villa de Rota,” Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m., Rota, visit http://www.aytorota.es or call 956-84-0010 Hipodroimo Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, visit http://www.hipodromosdeandalucia.com See page 4 within this issue to find details about the Christmas markets and living nativity events.


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EYE ON THE FLEET

Sailors man the rail on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, following its 2013 patrol. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ramon G. Go/Released)

Sailors practice shoring techniques during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released) Friends and family wave goodbye to loved ones aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) as the ship departs for a scheduled deployment. Howard departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the western Pacific Ocean to conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha J. Webb/Released)


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TEAM ROTA IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Team Rota in the Spotlight HM3(FMF) Jarvis Morris

Story and photo by MC2(SW/AW) Travis Alston. Photo Courtesy of USNHRS NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs

A native of San Diego, Calif., Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jarvis Morris enlisted in the Navy in 2008. After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Hospital Corpsman A School at Naval Technical Training Center Great Lakes. Once A School was complete he reported to his first command, 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, Calif. Morris reported to United States Naval Hospital Rota, Spain in June 2013. His primary duty here is patient care for the hospital’s Medical Homeport. He said his biggest accomplishments thus far was earning the rank of petty officer 3rd class. " We strive to be strong as individuals, but united we can succeed because of our collective strengths."

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gree 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 degree programs online available to students, and registration for these is open every month. If interested in enrolling and registering to take classes, please contact CTC field representatives for more information at 727-2574 or email CTC at ctcrota@gmail.com.

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 aprota@ou.edu.

OU Offers Master of Human Relations

The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Human Relations. The Master of Human Relations program offers emphases in organizational studies, counseling and the helping professions and social change. Face-to-face classes are taught from Tuesday through Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Online classes are also available each semester. The MHR is a non-thesis program which includes four core classes, six electives and one internship experience for a total of 36 semester hours. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at aprota@ou.edu.

OU Offers Certificates

The University of Oklahoma offers certificates in Human Resource Diversity and Development or Helping Skills in Human Relations to all individuals with a bachelor’s degree or OU graduate students. All certificate course work can be applied to a Master of Human Relations. For more information, call OU at 727-2799 or email at aprota@ou.edu.

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 DGFPTSA2@gmail.com.

Winter Recess

DGF students enjoy a winter recess, Dec. 23 - Jan. 5. School resumes Jan. 6 . Call 727-3232 to pre-register for all FFSC functions.

Sponsor Training

Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. Have you been assigned as a sponsor? If so, take a couple hours out of your workday to receive the latest information to pass on to your sponsoree. Housing, personnel support detachment, personal property, WIC and the

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Christmas Cooking Class: Pastries and Typical Christmas Meals

Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy this special cooking class where you will learn how to make a traditional Spanish dish for Christmas. Learn how to prepare the following specialties: empanadillas de sidra, pestinos, roscos and much more ... at a local restaurant. After the class, enjoy eating what you have prepared and take this wonderful experience with you. Class fee 20 Euros. Payment is required at time of registration. Call 727-3232 for details on signing up. Space is limited!

Résumé Review

Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. Do you have a current job announcement and need your résumé reviewed? If so, drop off or email your résumé with the job announcement at least 24 hours prior to the review appointment. Individual half-hour sessions are available, so sign up now and review your résumé with one of our specialists. Call 727-3232 for more details and registration.

Cultural Seminar: Christmas Traditions in Spain

Monday, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. How do Spanish people celebrate Christmas? What kinds of traditions are involved during these holidays? Come and find out all about Christmas in Spain. Call 727-3232 to register.

Credit Management

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

Business Résumés

Wednesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Ten seconds. That is the average time a prospective employer takes to first review your résumé. Discover the key elements on a résumé and how to catch the employer's eye. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job. Call 727-3232 to sign up.

Smooth Move

Dec. 19, 9 - 11 a.m. Have orders? Getting ready to PCS? Then you should be 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. Call 727-3232 for more information or to sign up.


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MOVIES

MOVIES

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Schedule December 12th - December 15th what’s going on this month

Thursday, December 12th 6:00 p.m. Last Vegas

(PG-13), 104’

8:30 p.m. About Time

FLIX

(R), 124’

Friday, December 13th

Santa Clause is Coming: San-

6:00 p.m. Delivery Man☺ 8:30 p.m. The Best Man Holiday☺

(PG-13), 105’

ta is coming to FLIX on Saturday,

(R), 122’

December 21st at 12:00 noon! Santa Clause will visit and watch a 3D movie

Saturday, December 14th 1:00 p.m. Frozen (3D)

(PG), 108’

3:30 p.m. Ender’s Game

(PG-13), 114’

6:30 p.m. Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas☺

(PG-13), 105’

DRIVE-IN

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Drive-In, December 14th, 7:30 p.m. Theater December 15th, 1:00 p.m.

Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas Theater, December 14th, 6:30 p.m.

The Best Man Holiday Theater, December 13th, 8:30 p.m.

Delivery Man Theater, December 13th, 6:00 p.m. December 15th, 4:30 p.m.

(PG-13), 161’

can go to PINZ during 11: 00 a.m. -

Sunday, December 15th

11:00 p.m. and purchase presale tickets for the Drive-In movie that

1:00 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation

7:00 p.m. The Counselor

DRIVE-IN Drive-In Movie: Every Thursday you

Desolation of Smaug☺

4:30 p.m. Delivery Man☺

with the original ‘Jolly Fellow’!

Purchase Presale Tickets for

7:30 p.m. The Hobbit: The

of Smaug (3D)☺

so bring your camera to get a picture

(PG-13), 161’

will be showing on Saturday! Presale

(PG-13), 105’

ticket holders can gain entrance start-

(R), 117’

ing at 5:30 p.m. General Admission ticket purchases start at 6:00 p.m.

Frozen Theater, December 14th, 1:00 p.m.

About Time Theater December 12th, 8:30 p.m.

Theater Phone Number - 727-2328

MOVIE RATINGS

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.

The Counselor Theater, December 15th, 7:00 p.m.

Ender’s Game Theater December 14th, 3:30 p.m.

FLIX Admission Price Premiere Club $7 - 26 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

COMING SOON New Movies Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - PG-13, Comedy, Drama, 119’ Starring Will Ferrell, Christina Aplegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell & Vince Vaughn.

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.

Check www.rotamwr.com for full listing. Don’t forget to ‘like’ our Facebook page.

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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 submission to coastline@eu.navy.mil. 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 Karen Lucas at Karen@coastline.e.telefonica.net or fax to 956-54-2997.

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2004 CHRYSLER VOYAGER: Spanish registration, grey, automatic, diesel, 2.8 engine, fully loaded, heated seats, A/C, new tires, ITV to September 2014, great condition, €7,800. Call 608-68-5197 or 95605-5134 or email robcablat@gmail.com. 2000 CITROEN XSARA HDi: Diesel, 121K miles,justpassedITV,timingbeltjustchanged, owned by brother of a good mechanic, in good shape, red, €1,950, 653-78-0296. PEUGOT 304 AUTOMATIC: 4-door sedan, A/C, electric windows, great shape, 90K miles, €2,200, Ray 653-78-0296. 2001 MITSUBISHI SPACE WAGON: Seats 7, 74K miles, in excellent shape, ITV to September 2014, €2,700, 653-78-0296. 2002 VW GOLF TDi: Reliable, fuel efficient, good car, just upgraded to as new condition, 100K miles, charcoal gray, ITV to August 2014, €4,950, 653-78-0296. 2002 FORD FOCUS STATION WAGON: Mint ghia finish, 4 new tires, 1.8i turbo diesel (great fuel economy), like new in and out, ITV to 2014, 119K miles, €3,200, my personal car, call Ray at 653-78-0296. 2000 MERCEDES BENZ C 180 CLASSIC: Mint condition, black, gasoline, 132K miles, ITV to 2014, €3,200, 653-78-0296. 1998 BMW 318ti: E36body(precursorofthe 1 series), motorsport, enhanced sport edition, classic, in excellent shape, silver, 72K miles, ITV to 2014, €2,950. Call Ray at 653-78-0296. 2004 FORD FOCUS: Great condition, 39K miles, gasoline, ITV to 2014, €3,500, 653-78-0296. 2001 BMW 318Ci: Silver, 90K miles, very nice shape, gasoline, ITV to 2014, €3,500, 653-78-0296.

M O T O R C Y C L E S 2009 DASYTAR DAELIM CRUISER 125CC: Euro. spec., only 4K kilometers, excellent condition, new battery, includes jacket (54), gloves (XL) and two helmets, asking $2,500. Call Angel at 671-95-8407.

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SOFA BED: Only used once, green, opens easily. Cost €300, asking €150. Call 651-49-5632. LAWN MOWER: 2 each for sale, great condition, perfect for a motivated preteen or teen looking for a challenge, $1,000 OBO. Call 630-76-4625. 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. WEIGHT SET: Macy 250-pound weight set (Smith Rack) with additional bars, 340 pounds of dumbbells (with floor racks) and floor mats, asking $750. Call 629-15-6456. RIMS AND COVERS: Four Universal Fit 22 inch rims with cap covers, comes with tires on three of the four rims, needs some cosmetic work, asking $550 OBO. Call 629-15-6456. BACKPACK: Kelty kids carrier backpack model FC3. Like new. Asking $80. If interested, email aparicio_2000@yahoo.com

UNBEATABLE HOUSE BOTH IN RENT AND QUALITY LISTED WITH HOUSING WELCOME CENTER: Just enlarged, reequipped, renewed and redesigned, having in mind only USA military personnel needs, taste and requirements. No barriers “Eloy” English speaking landlord, 20 years experience in renting through Rota base housing welcome center (HWC), with technical knowledge and capabilities to solve any maintenance problems, ready to assist and help. Ask HWC referral specialists for info. Unfurn., clean, shining and glittering like gold. Safe, nice area 10 min. from base/beaches, near La Rufana Rest. True master bdrm. plus 2 others, 2 bath (1 w/ shower), A/C and heat, nice spacious lvg./ dng. w/fireplace. Cute furnished kitchen w/white marble countertop and pantry; varnish-finish closets/doors; laundry/ storage, large porch, ample rear barbecue area, lrg. yard w/sprinklers, auto. gate, long driveway, workshop/garage for 2 cars, €1,400 mo. (gardener/com. fees included) 2 similar ones €1,300/€1.200 mo. Email for pictures eloyfernandezlobo@gmail. com. Call landlord, Eloy at 679-42-6377.

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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.

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C H I P I O N A 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.

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CHALET IN VISTAHERMOSA: 5 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, heat, fireplace, ample kitchen, nice yard with pool, near the beach. Price €2,100, A-0587. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. NEW APARTMENT IN LAS REDES: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, ample living room, large, furnished kitchen, glassed-in terrace, garage, community area with pool. Price €850, A-1165. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. FLAT IN VISTAHERMOSA: 200 m2 built, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, A/C, central heat, extra room, 50 m2 terrace, 2 car garage, community area with pool. Price €1,600, A-1162. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183. CHALET IN EL AGUILA: 1,000 m2 lot; 5 bdrm., 4 bath, ample kitchen, A/C, fireplace, nice yard, driveway. Maintenance of yard and pool included in rent, A-1269 rent €1,900. Call 667-46-1878 or 956-85-0183.

SEMIDETACHED HOUSE IN EL AGUILA: 270 m2 plot, 156 m2 built, 4 brdm., 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 639-310436 or email dnumdeb2@gmail.com. DETACHED HOUSE IN EL PUERTO: inground, private pool. 4 bdrm, 3 bath; with an attached apartment for guests or separate rental. 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 with fruit trees and in-ground watering system. Covered/electric gate carport. Rental includes gardener/pool maintenance. Pets welcome. Listed with Housing dept. Five minutes from base gate. Asking €1600/month. Telephone Roger at 647-56-9849, or email ir.art@hotmail.com. HOUSE IN VISTAHERMOSA: 3/3 unfurnished, pool, central A/C and heat, fireplace, carport, washer-dryer, screens, includes gardener/pool maintenence. For pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/ spainchalet For info contact: spainchalet@ gmail.com or 616-45-1752, English spoken. Registered with base housing. ABSOLUTELY CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN STYLE APARTMENT

HOUSE: In 5,000 square foot property in El Puerto de Santa Maria area, 3 bdrm., porch, patio, yard, barbecue, Roman villa pool and solarium, totally equipped, great views, €1,200/mo. Call 636-30-2005. Spanish speaking, sorry! BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 2 bath with awesome views, furnished kitchen, nice spacious lvg./dng. area, A/C and heat, solar panel hot water, 2 beachfront terraces, underground parking for cars, asking €2K (includes community fees ). Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises. Contact Coco at 699-79-4899 (English spoken). TOWNHOUSE ON A CORNER LOT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA: 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, fully furn. kitchen, A/C, 110 m2 patio, front yard with driveway and parking inside, €700/mo. Call 696-20-3113 or 617-78-6178. DETACHED HOUSE IN FUENTEBRAVIA: 3 bdrm., 3 bath, furn. kitchen, lrg. covered laundry rm., small dng. area, lvg. area w/fireplace, A/C and heat, yard and private parking, close to the base and beach. Asking €1,050 (includes gardener). Contact Coco 699-79-4899 (English speaker). TOWNHOUSE IN EL MANANTIAL: 135 square meters, 3 floors, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, ample lvg./dng. room with fireplace, kitchen, terrace and patio, A/C in lvg. rm. and master bdrm., wood floors in bedrooms, marble in living room and kitchen, 2 minutes from the beach and next to the pine forest, €950/mo. (community fees included). Call 651-83-8588 or email cristobal.josemaria@gmail.com. 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 alejandroguelfoalv@hotmail.es.

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PENTHOUSE APARTMENT: 2 bdrms, open kitchenandlivingroomandlargeterrace. Very quiet area with a community pool and easy parking. Two minute walk to the beach and seven minutes from downtown. Call 687-7066-22 or 610-95-54-75.www.spain-holiday. PENTHOUSE APARTMENT: Ocean view small penthouse apartment, long/short term, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly, 1 bdrm., 1 bath, fully furnished and private, patio with view, parking, steps from beach, restaurants and taxi stand, American-owned. http://www.spainholiday.com/19487 Email Andykop1@ hotmail.com for photos, or call 722-11-8050. COSTA BALLENA: British-owned, 3 bdrm. house, 2 1/2 bath, 2 pools, close to shops, €850/mo., celiasalguerodominguez@hotmail.com. BEACHFRONT APARTMENT IN ROTA: Brand new, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen and dining, central heating and A/C, private parking and gate to beach access, €1,100. Call 601-23-8022 or

email elenamartin77@hotmail.com. 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. BRAND NEW, BEAUTIFUL TWO STORY FLAT IN CENTER OF ROTA: 1 minute walk to the beach, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, A/C, large terrace with awnings and enclosed glass, views of Rota and beach, lots of light and modern, ideal for a single or a couple, €1,100/ mo. Call José Antonio at 605-51-5363. GREAT FIRST LINE APARTMENT ON LA COSTILLA BEACH: 2 bdrm., 2 bath, furn., lots of light, full of color and fabulous views. €1,500/mo., negotiable. Call Manolo 653-55-3647or see it at http://rotaapartment.wordpress.com/. FLAT NEAR ROTA GATE: 104 m2 useable, 3 bdrm. with double windows to block noise, bath with Jacuzzi, kitchen, pantry, laundry, lvg./dng. rm., terrace, A/C and heat in lvg. rm. and bedrooms, furn./unfurn. Call 601-03-5135

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TOWNHOUSE: 2 floors with 4 bedrooms, half basement and attic with two additional rooms. Two patios; front for two cars; back with built in BBQ. 20 minutes from base. Rent: 1,300 euros/ mo. Call 687 70 66 22 - 610 95 54 75.

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 AnaMaria.MalvidoG.SP@eu.navy. mil, in the Human Resources Office. She can answer your questions and provide the required forms to transfer leave.

MISCELLANEOUS MOVES/TRANSPORTS: Self-employed driver with truck is available for moves/ transports. Reasonable rates. Contact rocobites@gmail.com or 678-41-5673. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Hard working, responsible young woman with varied experience seeks employment in child care, care of the infirmed or elderly, house cleaning, etc. Has car and experience as chauffeur. References available. Call Mercedes at 625-18-9214.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Home improvement, painting, gardening, house cleaning. Call Juani at 697-53-0608. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Very responsible, 36-year-old Spanish woman with lots of experience seeks employment caring for children of any age and/or cleaning by the hour or monthly. Weekends or weekdays, flexible hours, available immediately and has experience working on base and references. Call Esther at 666-88-1157 or 632-22-1677. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Detail oriented, meticulous woman available to clean house by the hour or weekly. Email Galia at galianinova@hotmail.com. 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.

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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 HRO: Financial Technician, GS-050309, closes Thursday; Support Services Supervisor, GS-0342-09, closes Friday; Civil Engineer, GS-0810-12, closes Monday. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 727-1643 for more information. MWR: Program Assistant (CYP), Cashier (hospitality) and Food Service Worker (hospitality). Applications and forms can be downloaded and submitted through Rota MWR's website by visiting http://www. rotamwr.com. No need to come to the office, fill it out and submit it all from your home.

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT Opportunities in Rota: Navy Exchange employment opportunities can be found at http://www.navyexchange.jobs. DeCA positions are advertised on USAJobs.gov.


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Congress Rushes To Pass Defense Bill; Prospects Uncertain

Stoy By PAUL McLEARY Defense News

A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers from both houses of Congress has come together to bash out a compromise $607 billion defense funding bill ,which includes $527 billion in base funding and $80 billion for the war in Afghanistan , which they will try to pass before current funds run out on Jan. 1. With the House of Representatives preparing to wrap up business for the year on Dec. 13 and the Senate a week later, Congress is in danger of breaking its 51-year string of passing national security bills on time. To get that done, a bipartisan group convened last week to hammer out a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes 79 amendments aimed at everything from sexual assault to building infrastructure in Afghanistan to funding for new platforms, like nuclear aircraft carriers and a long-range bomber. There also are provisions for Pentagon-run anti-narcotics programs, assisting the Jordanian armed forces in securing their border with Syria, and cash aimed at the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons stocks. Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) chairman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., expressed frustration with having to try to force through a bill that no one is completely happy with. “This is not the preferred course, but it is the only course” to getting it done this year, he said. A fellow Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., added that for members who might be upset that their hundreds of amendments failed to

make the final cut, there’s simply no time left to worry about it. The question simply is, “Do I want a bill or not?” At a late afternoon press conference with Sens. Levin and Inhofe, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., said that he only informed the House speaker, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., of the bill earlier on Monday, and “they didn’t know that we would have the bill finalized” on Monday. McKeon added that neither of his fellow Republicans would commit to the bill until they read it and spoke to their members, but that he hoped the House would vote before time runs out at the end of this week. Levin read out part of a letter that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, sent to the Hill earlier in the afternoon outlining the Pentagon budget accounts that will go dry in January without the passage of a bill. They include combat pay, re-enlistment bonuses and the authorities to do military construction. “There will be a real chasm if we don’t do this, this year,” Levin insisted. Dempsey’s letter said the expiring authorities “adds yet more uncertainty to the force, and further complicates the duty of our commanders who face shifting global threats.” Not passing a bill and leaving large swaths of the nation’s national defense structure unfunded would only lead to extending “this uncertainty and impacting our global influence,” he wrote. Staffers from the House and Senate armed services committees began meeting Dec. 2 with a set of 87 amend-

ments up for debate. They ground that number down to 79, which they’ll present to the full House for a vote as soon as possible. Levin said the staffers who worked on the compromise bill focused on amendments that had already been passed by the Senate, and that amendments from Sens. KirstenGillibrand, D-N.Y., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., aimed at taking military leadership out of the prosecution of sexual assault cases were not included in the final bill. In a statement, the HASC ranking member, Rep. Adam Smith said that “while this bill is not perfect, it represents a bipartisan compromise reached between both chambers of Congress, and gives us the opportunity to pass an authorization bill this year.” If the bill doesn’t make it out of the House and Senate by the end of next week, all combat and hazardous duty pay will be stopped, something several lawmakers took to the Senate floor to decry. “What kind of an impression are we giving to our men and women who are in harm’s way when combat pay stops?” Levin said. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., added that he was “deeply, deeply disappointed in the [Senate] majority leader [Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.] for not taking up this legislation,” which the SASC passed in June. With time running out, “there just simply no way” there can be an NDAA without both houses of Congress simply passing the compromise bill, McCain added. “It is our responsibility to our men and women in uniform” to get a bill out before adjourning for the year, he said.

Trash in Your Driveway? On-base housing residents are reminded to secure the lids on their trash cans when disposing of trash. Trash cans missing lids, or lids not securely affixed, become a tasty snack for wildlife and can result in trash strewn about the driveway, yard or street. Please secure your trash can, and keep Rota clean.


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