59th year, No. 6
Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy
Friday, February 14, 2014
Continued Awareness of NPHE Remains Key By Capt. Scott Gray, NSA Naples Commanding Officer In an effort to promote awareness and continued interest in the Naples Public Health Evaluation (NPHE), I would like to take another look at those prudent measures everyone should keep in mind as we go about our daily lives in the Naples area. A series of news articles in the Italian and international media have again spotlighted recurring failure in the Campania region to adequately address long standing challenges with garbage disposal. Although things have improved markedly over the last several years, the region still experiences periodic problems with routine trash pickup and the resultant accumulation of garbage along highways, roads, in fields, etc. Additionally, the recent trial and documented testimony of an organized crime kingpin has provided greater insight into a long history of environmental crimes perpetrated through the improper and illegal disposal of hazardous and toxic waste. Over the last several months, I have met with many high ranking local and regional political leaders who have acknowledged the difficulties that continue to vex this region and stymie effective, comprehensive solutions. Both sides in this argument twist and sensationalize the facts to support their political agendas. One positive as a result of this coverage has been increased enforcement efforts on behalf of the Italian authorities to include greater vigilance in monitoring and investigation of illegal activity, the enactment of a ban on burning with stiff criminal penalties, and an increase in political will to adequately address real concerns for the people of the region. We are guests in this country. The Italian local, regional and national governments are charged with effectively finding a solution to these challenges. We, as guests, should focus on those prudent measures we can take to mitigate potential risks while serving in the Naples area. To provide a bit of history, the first meaningful step was taken back in the 2008 timeframe at the height of the most recent Campania regional trash crisis. During that time, trash collection ceased after the closure of municipal garbage dumps and concurrent labor strikes. As a result, mountains of trash blocked the streets of downtown Naples, along roadsides and in surrounding fields.
News reports around the world highlighted the appalling conditions and turmoil. Residents throughout Campania, in frustration and despair, dealt with the trash in the only way available to them – by setting fire to it. Many suspected organized crime elements took advantage of the crisis and mixed hazardous waste with local garbage and burned it along roadsides and in fields in an effort to hide their illicit activities. The mountains of garbage and associated health risks, the open burning of trash, and reports of illegal dumping of toxic waste raised safety concerns for U.S. personnel stationed in the area, and Navy leadership acted to initiate a comprehensive health study. The study was conducted in two phases, with extensive data collection efforts in 2008 and 2009 with subsequent analysis in 2010-11. The report looked at water, soil, soil gas, air quality and included three epidemiological (cancer, birth defects, asthma) studies and a food study. The study is available on the NSA Naples CNIC website by clicking on the drop down menu “About” and then clicking on health awareness. Many of the recommendations of the study were adopted and implemented as “enduring processes.” These enduring processes, for example, included the establishment of the health awareness web page on the NSA Naples site for education of the public on health related issues; the issuance of a bottled water advisory for all off base residences due to disparities between Italian and U.S. water consumption standards and infrastructure shortcomings; the establishment of New Lease Suspension Zones (NLSZ) where new leases were prohibited due to unavailability of city water, identified contamination and in some cases crime problems; development of information fact sheets available on the web page; recurring publication of health related information in PAO Notes, Panorama, community Town Hall meetings, etc.; a requirement for all leases to be connected to city water supplies due to concerns about the safety of well-water supplied to homes; incorporation of provisions in all future residential leases that required landlords to provide U. S. tenants with bottled water due to unavailability of city water, identified contamination and in some cases crime problems, and a requirement for landlords to clean water holding
tanks twice per year for residences equipped with a holding tank due to possible bacterial growth that could lead to unsanitary conditions. Cleaning of the water holding tanks was one of the top issues identified in the study. The study also recommended residents consider living above ground level in their residences as this would significantly mitigate any risk from vapor intrusion of soil gases as are common in volcanic areas. To briefly sum up the epidemiological and food studies: the cancer and birth defect studies showed rates for Navy personnel and their families were within the norm for the U. S. population, the asthma study showed no greater incidence rate of asthma in the Naples area than the average, but did indicate that asthmatics tended to have slightly elevated symptoms in this region, and the food study showed all sampled food products from the local area tested safe. This was a comprehensive, multi-year study that cost the Navy more than $35 million. The general conclusion of the study was if residents adhered to the above enduring processes/recommendations, the risks of living in Naples were similar to the risks of living in a like-size U. S. city. The media reports are justifiably concerning, but the Navy has been aggressive in working to ensure the safety of our personnel and their families. It is important everyone is aware of the potential risks, follow the recommendations and protections put in place as a result of the NPHE, and make informed risk decisions. In the end, the things each of us choose to do each day are risk decisions we must make for ourselves and for the good of our families – the choice of where to live, enforcement of lease provisions through your landlord, and where you purchase your groceries – whether to shop at DECA, Auchan or the local farmers market, are many of the decisions you must make for yourself. If you are concerned about the news articles and the health of yourself and your family, make conservative decisions that best protect your health: i.e. live on base, strictly enforce lease provisions, only drink bottled water out in town, only shop at DECA or a supermarket that is subject to food inspections and standards vice a local farmers market where you have no idea where the product came from. There are many ongoing efforts to educate and protect the safety of the community in Naples. In addition to
Naples Has Talent
The United Service Organizations (USO) hosted the 7th annual ‘Naples Got Talent’ in the Naples High School cafeteria, Feb. 8, at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Support Site. Lt. Kyra Borromeo took home the talent competition’s firstplace prize of two round-trip plane tickets from Naples to the United States courtesy of United Airlines after her comedic stand up performance. “I am very shocked I made it to the finals, yet alone win first place,” said Borromeo. “There
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Capt. Scott Gray stepped-up enforcement and other measures by the Italian authorities, here are examples of the things that occur every day to ensure the well being of our personnel: – Local authorities have begun a systematic testing of wells and environmental sampling throughout the region. – A new Italian law aimed at ending environmental crimes was passed in December that makes the burning of rubbish without authorization a crime. The law also introduces tougher controls on agricultural land, where waste is often illegally dumped, which will be reportedly checked and fenced in the next 150 days. It provides harsh penalties for those found guilty of burning waste and allocated nearly 900 million euros to Campania to clear land used for illegal rubbish dumps. Levels of toxicity in the soil of land used for farming will be tested under the measure. – Italian authorities have initiated a health study for Caserta. – Maintenance of the Naples Public Health Evaluation web page on the NSA website where everyone has access to the studies, important facts sheets, etc. – NSA Naples continues to regularly provide health related information and updates to the community through a variety of sources including Town Hall meetings, PAO notes, Panorama articles, official social media sites and web pages, etc.
See NPHE REMAINS KEY Page 2 Lt. Kyra Borromeo performs a comedic act that earned her first place at the Naples Got Talent contest, Feb. 8, in the Naples High School cafeteria on the NSA Naples Support Site. This is the 7th annual Naples Got Talent competition hosted by USO Naples. (Photo by MCSN Luis R. Chavez Jr.)
By MC3 Luis R. Chavez Jr., Navy Public Affairs Support ElementEast Detachment Europe
was a lot of talent at this year’s event and it’s difficult for a comedian to go up against musicians and singers.” The ten contestants each per-
formed once during the first round. The performances ranged from vocalists to a bagpipe player. A panel of judges scored the performances on showmanship,
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stage presence, talent and overall performance, and chose their top five to compete in the final round. See NAPLES TALENT Page 5
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Wrestling and Basketball Scores from AOSR Matches Page 11
Weekly Crime Report Review what happened between Feb. 5 and Feb. 11. Page 5
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– Briefings and information on Naples public health issues are provided at Area Orientation for incoming personnel. – The U. S. Naval Hospital Preventative Medicine Unit is available for environmental health concerns/issues and maintains an aggressive monitoring program across all bases. – NSA Public Works and Environmental has an active monitoring/inspection process and is a leader in the Region for environmental quality having won the 2012 CNO Environmental Excellence Award. – NSA publishes water consumer confidence reports for each of our five major facilities including the Support Site, Capodichino, Carney Park, Lago Patria and Gaeta. These reports are available to the public. – USNH Preventative Medicine and NSA Environmental conduct hundreds of water tests throughout the year to ensure safety of our drinking water. Additionally, Preventative Medicine regularly inspects food service establishments for health, safety and cleanliness. – Purchasing agents are prohibited from procuring food items for sale or resale from the local Campania region unless they are from a source inspected and approved by the U. S. Army Command charged with food safety inspections. – NSA Naples fought for and received funding to conduct the Radon study that is currently underway across the installation. NSA Naples is the first and only European installation to date to initiate testing and a study. The detection devices are scheduled to be collected later this spring, the data will be analyzed and results are expected in the fall timeframe. – NSA maintains the New Lease Suspension Zones and personnel are not permitted to rent in areas deemed to have unacceptable risks as determined by the NPHE. – All leases contain protective provisions such as the requirement for the landlord to provide tenants bottled water and to clean water storage tanks twice per year, if the home is equipped with such a tank. – All homes are required to be connected to city water sources. – In an effort to keep the community informed, NSA PAO personnel review local Italian media sources and republish health related articles of interest in the Panorama, PAO Notes and/or Italian News clips. Efforts currently underway: – I conducted a Naples Public Health Evaluation Town Hall Meeting in November of last year. – Health related communication efforts have been ramped up via Panorama, PAO Notes, official web and social media sites. – Health related topics/issues continue to be discussed among local leadership. – I have held face to face meetings with local political leaders and health authorities to share and gather information of mutual interest in reference to health related concerns. – I have also met directly with experts often quoted by media sources to clarify the facts behind studies and determine real conclusions. Experts indicated their information has often been sensationalized, taken out of context and not conclusive. The experts were also familiar with the NPHE and where mitigation measures provided adequate protection for our personnel. Some experts personally adhered to many of the same mitigations such as bottle water and caution when purchasing local produce. – Official letters have been sent to high ranking political leaders including the President of Caserta, the Mayor of Naples and the President of Naples seeking improved transparency, reporting and sharing of information with the U. S. Navy regarding environmental and health related issues. – Letters were forwarded, through their commands, to the few remaining personnel who continue to occupy homes in the area put off limits to new leases as a result of the NPHE. Those individuals have been offered a government funded move to another location should they chose to do so. – Letters were forwarded, through their commands, to individuals we know to have resided in the Campania region for more than six years. While the exposure rates and risk assessments for the NPHE were done on a conservative thirty year exposure window and most people serve less than 3.2 years in the area, it was deemed prudent to take the opportunity to remind those longer term residents of the health protective measures they should continue to take given their longer exposure periods. – NSA Naples has pressed Navy authorities to provide clearer guidance and expert interpretations on health related topics to ensure all installations can uniformly apply the standards. – We have conducted a review of our processes and procedures with an eye toward improvements that will better serve the community. – Multiple NPHE and Housing related briefs have been revised and updated to ensure the best and most recent information is communicated. – Additional testing for well water on both the Support Site and Capodichino has been ordered to ensure irrigation water remains within acceptable standards. – NSA Naples has ordered updated NPHE facts/information
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sheets for the web page to ensure the latest and best information available continues to be communicated to our personnel. Things we intend to do in the near future: – Institute monthly NPHE meetings to include environmental, Public Works, USNH Preventative Medicine and Region Environmental, to discuss ongoing health efforts. Include/invite the participation of Italian government and environmental agencies in the discussions. – Continue to monitor EPA changes to toxicity factors, vapor intrusion factors and compare the new updated standards to the risk assessment conducted in the NPHE. Many of the toxicity and vapor intrusion factors have been lowered by the EPA since the study, which could mean lower overall risk. The health and safety of our personnel and their families continues to be one of our top priorities. However, it is incumbent upon all our personnel to remain informed, to take an active part in managing risks by taking those prudent measures to protect your personal well being, and to hold landlords accountable for the provisions contained in your lease. If you suspect or are concerned about the water in your home, request your landlord conduct testing and/or housing can assist you in coordinating testing by the local Italian water authorities. There is a fact sheet and instruction brochure on the NPHE web page that outlines that procedure. If you are having issues with your home or landlord that you can not resolve directly, contact the Housing Office at 081-811-4466 or DSN 629-4466. If you are concerned about medical issues, contact USNH and schedule an appointment with your physician. Because leases are a legal contract between the tenant and your landlord, both parties must adhere to its provisions and Italian law. This means, unless a direct and immediate risk to health and safety exists, the landlord must be given a reasonable opportunity to correct deficiencies in the home. Housing will advise residents as to requirements under Italian law. If residents choose not to comply with the law, tenants could be held legally liable for losses by the landlord. However, Housing will support the tenant’s ultimate desire in these cases. When direct and imminent risks have existed, the Navy has acted rapidly to assist tenants in resolving issues to include a recent case where a lease was quickly terminated and the family was relocated to the Support Site. What are the prudent measures and my practical recommendations to ensure your health, safety and peace of mind while serving in Naples? – Adhere to the mitigations as recommended in the NPHE. – Remain informed by reading the Panorama, PAO Notes, Navy websites, etc. – If you reside in economy housing, enforce lease provisions including drinking bottled water, having your water holding tank cleaned every six months by your landlord, live/reside above ground level, and seek the assistance of your landlord and/or the Housing assistance office if you suspect an issue with your water. – All economy homes are required to have city water connections. If you suspect your home is connected to a well or your city water is supplemented by a well, question your landlord and request the well be disconnected. If you encounter resistance, contact the Housing assistance office for help. – Purchase your food where you know there are safeguards in place to protect you. The Commissary is always your best choice as inspectors and processes ensure the quality of the products. Commercial supermarkets such as Ipercoop and Auchan have quality control standards and are subject to Italian government standards and inspections to ensure the health and safety of the public. Consider carefully any decision to purchase food from roadside stands or from local farmers markets. The food may be perfectly fine and incredibly tasty, but you have no idea of its true origin. If you are concerned about your food and where it comes from, take the most conservative course of action and default to the Commissary. – On those days when outside air quality is poor, remain indoors and limit outside activities. – If you witness questionable or criminal activities such as illegal dumping, burning of rubbish, etc. report it to base security and/or the local Polizia so they can take action. – Continue to set the example in the local community by doing your part to maintain a clean installation, step up your personal recycling efforts and be part of the solution, and be proactive in reference to issues and behaviors that affect your personal health.
Vote in 2014 Visit FVAP.gov and fill out your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register and receive your absentee ballots. You can submit your FPCA via email, fax, or regular mail. For further assistance, please visit the NSA Naples Voting Office at Capodichino, located on the second floor of the Admin I building in room 254. Personnel can also call DSN 626-3888, 081-568-3888 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Post Office Box Numbers Effective April 15, service members will be assigned individual box numbers, continuing to incorporate the nine digit zip code, Zip+4. The new system will expedite address changes, reduce cost to the military postal system, and improve service to military personnel. The change will not affect how mail is currently received; if personnel use a personal box or a mail orderly, they will continue with that method. Please note that some service members will be required to change their shipping addresses for subscriptions and regular mail. All questions may be directed to mail orderlies or the post office.
Interim Support for Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) Due to recent taskings and personnel re-alignments, all three DRMS representatives are not available to support customers with their scrap, hazardous materials and serviceable equipment turn ins. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services Europe and Africa has provided interim support measures to provide customer support for turnins. Command support will be provided by disposal support representatives by phone, email or face to face in cases where the area manager deems onsite support is necessary. No disruption to services is expected. For more information or to contact the primary disposal service representative, call Massimo Marongiu at DSN 632-6056.
Now-June 15: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center Open The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center is open at Capodichino until June 15. The center is located in room G-39 of the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters III building and open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. The self-help clinic allows clients to prepare their own tax return using a computerbased program with a volunteer standing by to assist. Free tax preparation services are available to eligible community members. To make an appointment or check on eligibility for free tax preparations, please call DSN 626-4576 or 081-568-4576.
Feb. 15: Sweetheart Run with Pets Register on-site at 9 a.m. in front of the Support Site gym. There will be a 1-mile free Fun Run at 10 a.m., followed by a 5K for adults ($5). T-shirts available for purchase for $5. All animals must be on leash at all times. For more information, call DSN 629-6528/ 6529 or 081-8116528/ 6529.
Feb. 15: Paintball at Carney Park Open play from 10 a.m. to noon, $10 per person, ages 15 and up. Family and group play is from 2 to 4 p.m., $50 for up to 6 people, ages 10 and up. All prices include equipment and field fees for the session. Paintballs are available for purchase. For more information, call Carney Park’s NOR Center at 081-526-1579.
Feb. 17: Support Site Main Gate Temporary Closure The Support Site main gate will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon for maintenance. Access on and off base will be through the back gate, nearing the Housing office. Community members are asked to plan accordingly.
Feb. 17: Ski Day with NOR Center Ski, snowboard and enjoy all kinds of winter fun on this special Presidents Day trip with NOR Center. Bus transportation is provided and you bring your warmest gear for a day on the slopes. Adult bus tickets are $15 and child bus tickets are $10 (12 and under). Kids 3 and under are free based on space availability. Equipment rentals are available at the Support Site NOR Center or at the mountain, and are not included. For more information, call DSN 629-4947 or 081-811-4947.
Let me also take this opportunity to encourage everyone to attend the next Town Hall meeting, which will be held Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Reel Time Theater on Support Site. Also, I host a live radio show on AFN Naples every Friday at 7 a.m., and strongly encourage call-in questions. For additional official channels, please reach out to the NSA Naples Public Affairs office at DSN 626-5907 or 081-568-5907 or via email at email@example.com. You can also find us online at www.facebook.com/NSANaples or www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples, where you can locate the entire Naples Public Health Evaluation, along with fact sheets and Executive Summaries which have broken down the 2,000 page report into a manageable, understandable format.
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Feb. 18 - March 7: Smart Start Baseball Registration This program is for children ages 3-4 only and will teach basic motor skills necessary for organized sports. Parents are required to interact with their children while practicing on the field under direct supervision of volunteer coach. Cost is $60 per child with a 20 percent discount for each additional child. Registration after March 17 will be $80 on a space-available basis. For more information, call Youth Sports at DSN 629-4729, 081-811-6729, or email NaplesYouthSports@gmail.com.
Feb. 18 - March 17: Youth Softball & Baseball Registration Spring Leagues are forming for children ages 5-18. The six leagues offered are T-ball, Minor/Major/Senior baseball, and Junior/Senior softball. The cost is $60 per child with 20 percent discount for additional children in the same family. Participants registering after March 17 are on a spaceavailable basis and cost $80. Register at the Support Site Youth Center on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Youth Sports at DSN 629-4729, 081811-4729 or email NaplesYouthSports@gmail.com.
Feb. 18: Coffee Talk with Connect the Tots Connect the Tots is holding a coffee talk for families with young children on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Support Site Food Court. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders. Grab a cup and enjoy some adult conversation while the little ones play. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Connect-the-Tots-Club.
Feb. 20: NOSC Thrift Store Uniform Sale A uniform sale, available to active duty and dependents only, will be held at the NOSC Thrift Store Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Navy and limited Army Gear will be available to include: PT Gear, Sweats, Khaki and Camo Uniforms, Dress Uniforms, Shoes and Boots, Light/AllWeather Jackets & Peacoats, Hats, Pins & Accessories. All items $5 and under. ID will be checked at the door.
Feb. 20: NMCRS Baby Basics Class A monthly class on newborn care and other useful tips for expecting parents is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 20. The class is offered by Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Visiting Nurses and is open to U.S. military, civilians and NATO ID cardholders. It will be held at the NMCRS office located in room G-16 of the Admin II building at Capodichino. To register for the class and for more information, call NMCRS at DSN: 6263913 or 081-568-3913.
Feb. 22: NOSC Presents Love Letters Play The Naples Overseas Support Club will present a production of A.R.Gurney’s play “Love Letters” on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Naples High School cafeteria. The performance will also include a silent auction. If bought by Feb. 17, tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple. Tickets increase to $25 per person, $35 per couple after Feb. 17. Price includes a light meal and beverage with proceeds benefitting the NOSC scholarship program. Tickets may be purchased online at www.noscitaly.com or in person Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the NOSC Thrift Store. For more information, please contact Rachel Cornette at email@example.com.
Italian News Briefs
Compiled by Teresa Merola
Italian Music Festival to be Held in Sanremo The 64th Italy’s Popular Music Festival will be held in Sanremo, on the Italian Riviera from Feb. 18-22. Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto will host the shows throughout the week. They entertained almost 12 million viewers last year, reaching the best result since 2001. RAI, the Italian national broadcaster television, will air the show. Many famous Italian stars and singers have performed since its very first edition as a musical festival.
Pitchfork Movement Protesters Attempt Self-immolation at Vatican Two protesters who are part of the Forconi, or Pitchfork, movement tried to set themselves on fire in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, but were stopped by the Vatican police officers. They took part in an anti-government protest against Italy’s economic crisis Monday in Rome and spent the night with other protesters near Rome’s Termini rail station. The Pitchfork movement started as a group of austerity-weary farmers and truckers and has since grown to include anti-European protesters. The two protesters asked Pope Francis for asylum in the Vatican.
Italian Fashion Still Has Reach Abroad Italy's luxury labels have been increasingly attracting foreign buyers, particularly in fashion. It’s seen as a sign of resilience of its brand names as the country is struggling to emerge from the longest and deepest recession in more than two decades. The list of Italian clothing and accessories brands are now controlled by foreign luxury groups, especially from across the Alps. Rome-based fashion house Fendi, known for its superb fur and leather goods, is today controlled by French luxury-goods giant Louis Vuitton Mot Hennessy. The French also control Loro Piana, a familyowned cashmere company. The Qatar royal family bought Italian fashion royalty the Valentino Fashion Group, estimated between 600-750 million euros. Lately, another Italian icon went to the United States-based Haworth in Michigan. The group bought a majority stake in Italian luxury furniture maker Poltrona Frau, a company founded in 1912 by Renzo Frau in Turin. Poltrona Frau, which produces furnishings for home, office as well as automobile interiors, is based in Tolentino, a city in eastern Italy's Marche region. The value of the acquisition has not been announced, though it has been estimated at around 243 million euros,
making the Italian luxury company worth about 415 million euros. The acquisition must be approved by Italian antitrust authorities before it is completed by the end of April.
Exhibition of Ancient Russian Icons on Display The Museo Diocesano in Naples is hosting an exhibition of ancient Russian icons belonging to the Bank Intesa San Paolo. It is one of the most important collections in Europe and includes thirty depictions of eighteenth and nineteenth century dedicated to the Virgin Mary and evidence of the cult of Mary in the Orthodox Church. The exhibition is scheduled to be open until April 5.
Nigerian Foils Naples Robbery and Receives Praise A Nigerian man passed from anonymity to the forefront of public attention recently for foiling a robbery against a woman who was hit by a thief on a moped in the historic center of Naples. The man was begging when a moped passed by him and mugged a woman. The Nigerian blocked the thief who crashed on the ground. The scene was picked up by cameras in the area and the video was spread on the Web and TV. During an interview, he said he did the right thing and it is not right to hurt someone because it is bad to harm people. He was received by Luigi de Magistris, mayor of Naples, who praised him for civic gesture and assured him the interest of the Naples’ administration for his living condition. The man gave kind words towards Neapolitan people for their affection and support. Besides the town hall interest, many individuals have offered him a job and a better accommodation.
A Compilation of Romantic Places in Italy The Italian edition of The Local released a list of the most romantic places in Italy in time for Valentine’s Day. The list included the Orange Garden in Rome located up Aventine Hill and Via di Santa Sabina. At the end of the road there is the “secret keyhole” where looking through the Knights of Malta’s garden, St. Peter’s Basilica appears perfectly framed. Other places that made the list were the Gulf of Poets in Porto Venere, the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Positano on the Amalfi Coast, the Ancient Theater in Taormina, Sicily, Juliet’s balcony in Verona; Bellagio on the Como Lake, the Rose Garden in Florence, Blue grotto in Capri, and the Love Walk in Cinque Terre with its paths linking coastal villages in Liguria.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NAVY BALL COMMITTEE 2014 is looking for new volunteers to help with fundraising events to support this year's Navy Birthday Ball. Everyone is welcome to participate. Events include cookouts, car washes, golf tournaments, assisting with bagging at the Navy Exchange and volunteering at the NOSC Thrift Store. If interested, please contact MM1 Rose at DSN 626-5303. AMERICANS WORKING AROUND THE GLOBE (AWAG) ITALY SOUTH is seeking an individual to assume duties in June 2014 as the Italy South Area Representative. Duties include marketing AWAG in Naples, Gaeta and Sigonella; planning a Leadership and Training Seminar during September - December in Naples and Sigonella; working with private organizations to participate in AWAG and attending board meetings in Germany. AWAG is a professional volunteer nonprofit, private organization whose mission is to train, strengthen, and connect volunteers, organizations and communities. Please contact Elizabeth Biddle through email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) is seeking committed volunteers to serve on the 2014-15 Board. NOSC's mission is to participate in and contribute to charitable and fundraising activities/projects to benefit the U.S. military and civilian community assigned to the Naples area and provide social programs for its members. We manage the NOSC Thrift Store, which allows us to assist private organizations, support community special events and provide scholarships. NOSC is a certifying organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award Program, which provides national recognition for its volunteers. In addition, each year NOSC comes together with Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG) to provide a local training conference and an opportunity to attend the AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar in Garmisch, Germany. Applications are due by Feb. 15. For an application, information on positions available, or questions for additional information, please send a message to email@example.com NAPLES MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD program is looking for volunteer coaches for the varsity, junior varsity and middle school staff this year. The season is from March to May with practices held Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is a preference for experience at the collegiate or high school competitive levels. If interested, contact coach Mark Tyler at DSN: 629-4497. ARGOSY UNIVERSITY is looking for participants to take part in an exploratory study on Military Vs. Civilian Leadership. Volunteers would take part in a one-hour interview detailing previous military leadership role(s) and your current civilian leadership role. If interested, please contact Lovell Jones at 340-959-1173 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or in taking a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 for more information. You can also "like" our Facebook page American Red Cross Naples - to keep up with current opportunities. FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER is looking for volunteers to assist in the event of an emergency. Volunteers could be called upon if families are relocated to Support Site due to a natural disaster or similar emergency that exceeds what the FFSC staff can support. Volunteers may greet families, inquire about needs, organize supplies, complete paperwork, etc. Being on the list does not obligate anyone to a future event. If you are interested in volunteering for this, please call 081-811-6372 or email FFSCNSANaplesItaly@eu.navy.mil. CLUB BEYOND is searching for volunteers to serve as Adult Leaders. Leaders assist in planning, setup and conducting small group meetings with students in grades 7 through 12. Leadership training lasts a month. If interested, please contact Arturo Paulino at email@example.com for an appointment. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON NAVY LEAGUE NAPLES has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Junior ROTC that expose young people to the values of our sea services. Personnel interested in joining or participating with the Navy League should contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or Sue Carbone at 340-096-4399. For more information, visit www.navyleague.org. THE NAPLES TOASTMASTERS CLUB provides materials and experience to improve competent communication and leadership skills. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at the Support Site Community Center. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit www.naplestoastmasters.wix.com/toastmastersnaples or like us on Facebook "Toastmasters Naples Italy." PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meet every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for worship and bible Study. Stay up-to-date with current events at our Facebook page PWOC Naples or contact us at email@example.com to be on our email distribution.
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Field Trip to Mysterious Sanità District By Angelo D'Arienzo, FFSC Gaeta
The city of Naples is as mysterious as it is exciting and energetic, but you’re unlikely to uncover its secrets on your first trip. Fleet and Family Support Center recently offered a new Intercultural Relations field trip to discover some of the more unusual aspects of the city. The tour reveals some buried secrets and interesting stories of a La Sanità, a district in Naples. Most of the district is built inside with a volcanic rock called tufo. The tufo was excavated from the hills around the city. The excavation created caves that became an unauthorized cemetery for victims of plagues, earthquakes and Mount Vesuvius eruptions. The victims numbered in the thousands and many were unidentified and buried by city authorities without last rites. Locals thought that the victims’ souls would be trapped in purgatory. They formed a cult known as anime pezzentelle (abandoned souls) and cleaned, cared and prayed for the bones. In 1969, the Archbishop of Naples banned the care of the bones practice and the cemetery closed that year.
In addition to this “creepy” cemetery, the FFSC field trip also explored two of the main catacombs in Naples, the largest in Southern Italy. Walking around the La Sanità district, the participants learned how the area came to be some of the most fascinating places to live in Naples when they crossed the road that connected the Capodimonte Royal Palace to the royal palace of downtown Naples. The king and royal family used to travel through this
district many times and all the rich nobles wanted to have a palace with gardens overlooking the road itself. During the time of Napoleon, a new bridge was built over the district to directly connect the Capodimonte Royal Palace with the city center, which caused the loss of importance of the whole neighborhood and a progressive degradation of the district. Take a look at the Fleet and Family Support Center calendar on page 5 or visit their offices to learn more about
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Leadership, Ethics, and Integrity By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens
Shipmates, Many of you are aware of recent allegations that involve cheating at the Nuclear Propulsion School in South Carolina. This incident, coupled with other events, involving misconduct brings leadership, ethics, and integrity to the forefront. I applaud the moral character of the vast majority of our Sailors, however, some of our shipmates are falling short of our Navy standards and expectations. In light of recent allegations of misconduct in the military services, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that a senior officer will be appointed to promote and enforce a culture of ethical behavior and good moral character. Additionally, the Department of Defense released last week further details into Hagel’s ethics initiatives and orders to Navy and Air Force to conduct reviews of the nuclear enterprise. In response to these incidents and initiatives, I think that it is important to share my thoughts: My initial thoughts on the recent number of incidents There is a difference between making a mistake and doing something intentional with forethought. During my 30-plus years of being a Sailor, I can attest to my share of missteps, however, when a shipmate intentionally violates the law, ethical or core values, they've violated the trust that has been placed in them. It can have a domino effect, causing mistrust, bad behavior, and a breakdown in all that we stand for. Being a person of integrity requires extra ordinary discipline and the desire to do that, which is morally and ethically right on a consistent basis. It is the responsibility of every Sailor to remember their oath to uphold honor, courage, and commitment every single day. I am confident that collectively, the moral courage and integrity are high, but we can't afford to let the transgressions of the few undermine the trust and credi-
bility of our entire force. What I've witnessed during fleet visits With the opportunity I have to spend time with Sailors throughout the world, it's been my observation that the overwhelming majority of our Sailors are performing superbly and are adhering to our core values. I also believe we cannot take integrity for granted, we must continue to talk about it and train on the importance of integrity and the vital role it plays in our ability to trust each other. We must not forget that one of the greatest leadership characteristics includes setting the example. Integrity is a quality of character demonstrated by the moral commitment and courage necessary to maintain consistency between what we believe, what we say, what we do, and what we are morally obliged to do. A message to junior leaders Recruiters and recruit training commanders continually ensure our newest Sailors have the moral foundation necessary for success. That cannot be forgotten once you enter the fleet. Honoring our core values must be practiced and emphasized every single day. There will be times in your career that will test your character, but it's during those times that I encourage you to gain strength by drawing on memories when you've felt a deep sense of honor and commitment. Whether it was repeating the oath of enlistment before going to boot camp, donning the beloved "Navy" ball cap after battle stations, achieving your first qualification, successfully finishing your first deployment, or the moment that you decide to re-enlist; you must find the courage to speak up when you know that things aren't right. Talk with your peers, your mentors, and your supervisors about what our values mean and how you apply them to your daily life. A message to senior leaders I'm reflecting to my time in Suffolk, Va. just a couple weeks ago. I met with over 100 fleet, force, and command master chiefs who make up the MCPON Leadership Mess, for
Sam Weitzman performs a song on the bagpipes during his performance at the Naples Got Talent contest held Feb. 8 in the Naples High School cafeteria at the Support Site. (Photo by MCSN Luis R. Chavez Jr.)
Fleet and Family Support Center Events this Week
From the Fleet and Family Support Center
For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC.
UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register. All classes require registration. • Feb. 18: Sponsorship Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC • Feb. 18: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (3 of 3 Sessions)
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our annual Leadership Symposium. It was important for me to look at each of you in the eye, discuss programs and initiatives, and share thoughts because you are my direct link to over 33,000 Chief Petty Officers. We must have trust and confidence in each other in order to successfully carry out our missions and effectively support Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert's Sailing Directions and tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. As chief petty officers, we embrace increased responsibility and authority while accepting the highest obligation to embody the confidence, employ the expertise of our Sailors and earn the trust from both our superiors and subordinates. As I've said in the past, we must ensure that we are providing the leadership our Sailors expected the day they joined the Navy. If we don't, how can we expect others to? We can't afford to foster or be part of an environment that fails to uphold the expected standards of integrity. Our fundamental standard is to work hard, stay out of trouble and be good and decent people. The CNO has recently released a blog on this very topic. Please take the time to view it and have open, honest, and continuous conversations with your shipmates. In the coming weeks, CNO and I will be filming another episode of "Conversation with a Shipmate," and the focus will be on ethics and integrity. Shipmates, thanks for all that Continued from Page 1
The judges for this year’s competition were U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band’s Musician 3rd Class Alexis Thomson, Lt Cmdr. Leroy Young and Italian choreographer Antonio Colandrea. “I was shocked about the high level of talent, professionalism and entertainment at this contest,” said Colandrea. “It was my greatest pleasure to be able to judge these performances with the help and participation of the two other judges.” After the top five performed, the audience determined the winner. Each member of the audience was given an opportunity to vote by SMS for whom they thought deserved to win. The three participants with the most votes won the prizes that included a weekend rental with Europcar, a weekend for two to Florence provided by 2B4 and two round-trip tickets to the United States provided by United Airlines. Admission to the event was free to the community. By the time the show started, all the seats were filled and more people stood along the back wall to watch the performances. “It was great to see how many people showed up to watch this year’s event,” said Master-At-Arms 1st Class Howard Dixon. “The talent that Naples has to offer was very diverse and it’s good to see the level of support the community has for these talented individuals.” USO Naples show producer Shannon McCaulley said this year’s event took more than three months to prepare for, which included more than 300 volunteer hours and 30 USO volunteers.
• Feb. 19: Prenatal Parenting: Nutrition, Fetal & Child Development, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (3 of 4 Sessions) • Feb. 19: Employment Opportunities in Naples, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 19: T.A.P. Capstone, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC • Feb. 20: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC • Feb 20: Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (7 of 7 Sessions) • Feb 21: Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (1 of 2 Sessions) • Feb. 21: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (appointments only), Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 24-28: Transition GPS Workshop: Pre-Retirement, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 25: Neapolitan Espresso, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC • Feb. 25, Developing a Spending Plan, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 26, Prenatal Parenting: Nutrition, Fetal & Child Development, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (4 of 4 Sessions) • Feb. 26, Saving and Investing, 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 27, Italian Cooking Class, 10:20 a.m. to noon (Leaves from Support Site – Meeting point is inside Support Site TLA Lobby) • Feb. 27, Federal Employment Process, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 28, Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 2 Sessions) • Feb. 28, Nurturing Touch Child & Infant Massage, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Support Site FFSC
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. All classes require registration. • Feb. 27: Cooking Class at the Gianola School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Feb. 28: Intercultural Relations Field Trip to Rome, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Crime Report for Jan. 5 - Feb. 11 From the NSA Naples Command Investigative Division and NCIS
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Naples Community the Monuments Health Awareness Woman of Navy art From Naval Support Activity Naples Public Affairs
By MC1 Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division
The Feb. 7 release of "The Monuments Men," a movie telling the story of a multi-national World War II military unit that was charged with recovering priceless artwork that Nazis systematically took or destroyed from countries they occupied during the war, portrays the value the military placed on irreplaceable art and artifacts. It's a value that holds true today. Though the Nazi Party of Germany may have been the most notorious of art thieves, they were neither the first nor the last to recognize the value of art. Though “The Monuments Men” story may be 'Hollywood-ized' - the illegal acquisition of art continues today, said Gale Munro, head curator of the Naval History and Heritage Command's (NHHC) Navy art collection. In fact, it has happened with artworks in the Navy's collection, but - through a little luck, but mostly through determination - she and her team have been successful in the recovery of missing original pieces. "It's a topic that really gets me on my soapbox and I'm not too likely to pull any punches when talking about some of the experiences we've had with chasing down misappropriated art and irresponsible borrowers," Munro said. "We might wish to call it 'stolen art,' but we make allowances for the possibility of a misunderstanding." Unlike the soldiers in the movie, Munro isn't limited to arcane records and maps or stolen intelligence to try and find the artwork that has been lost; she uses more modern tools. "The Internet and online auctions are useful things for museums looking for misappropriated art," Munro said. "A lot of auction houses are putting their catalogs online these days, so it has expanded my surfing area. I have several search criteria that make the task efficient. Having worked with Navy art for more than 20 years, I'm pretty good at spotting them." Her first experience in finding a lost piece was when she saw an oil painting from 1943 called “Windward Hill” by Albert Murray being sold on the eBay website, more than 11 years ago. "The painting of camouflaged anti-aircraft batteries at Guantanamo Bay was the first missing painting that I found on eBay in 2001," Munro explained. "Our earliest record of it being missing was dated 1970, but it was likely gone long before then.” “It was easy to prove it was ours, because the first thing the Combat Art Section did when artists turned in paintings was to number them right on the front, usually next to the signature,” said Munro. “Often the second thing they did was take a picture of it. Most artists wrote descriptive captions that they sent in with the pictures. For this painting, the number on the front of the painting corresponded to the caption that described the scene." Once artwork is found, the Navy Art Collection division then prompts law enforcement agencies to help retrieve the object and determine rightful ownership. "The auction houses don't want to talk to curators," Munro said. "They want to hear from law enforcement. For the recovery of that first painting, which somehow had made it all the way to New Jersey, a very nice United States Attorney did the honors. A Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent went with him to make it official." Once a work of art is at auction, the recovery process has to be quick in order to retrieve the artwork in time. It can be stressful for a person like Munro who lives and breathes the collection she is in charge of. "Recoveries are a bit nerve-wracking because the fact that they're in an auction puts things on a deadline," Munro said. "Recovery can get a lot messier if the painting changes hands again. “To decrease the pain to all involved, you want to get it before it sells,” said Munro. “If it changes hands again, you know you are going to ruin someone's day over this. It truly is a case of 'buyer beware' on the art market." "After the first recovery, I would have been just as happy if another had never appeared," she admitted. Munro's second recovery of an auctioned painting belonging to the Navy was helped by a stroke of luck. "By chance, I saw the auction the same day I was hanging pictures in a high-level Pentagon office," she said. "The appreciative incumbent said, 'If there's anything I can ever do for you...' So I asked for help getting the auction stopped. By the end of the day NCIS was on red alert. The field agent who handled it in the end told me that the bosses were planning a
The oil painting "Old Salt of the Sixth Fleet," by Frank Zuccarelli, is part of the U.S. Navy Art Collection that was missing and recovered by Navy Art Collection head curator Gale Munro. Munro has since recovered other misappropriated works of art. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)
sting operation until a field agent said 'Let's just go knock on the seller's door and see what happens.' The seller was very understanding, she said that she'd bought it in a yard sale and gave it up immediately." The painting, "Castelmarre, Bay of Naples," a watercolor by Albert Murray, had been listed as missing prior to 1969. Since then, she has reacquired three more pieces of art. One of them was retrieved from a government employee who claimed to have "no idea" that the gift they were given was taken from a military collection. "He said that his staff had given it to him as a going-away present," Munro explained. "Which brings us to another point about misappropriated property - you can't pass a bad title.” “If you don't own something, no matter how many times it changes hands, ownership of the item doesn't magically become legal at some point, even if you have a credible tale to cover you," she said. Sometimes she has been surprised, when artworks are found in offices, for example. "All of a sudden we will get a call from an office and they'll say, 'We have this painting and it has your name on it on the back.' We then ask for a description or a snapshot of it. They send it and, sure enough, it's one that has been gone awhile. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen," Munro said. It helps that there is no set time limit on finding the property. "There is no statute of limitations on stealing government property," Munro added. "No matter when it was taken, it will always be government property." Today, the Navy Art Collection has taken more stringent steps to improve the security of their loans. "Nowadays we keep a closer eye on our borrowers," Munro said. "We have strict rules about borrowing paintings, borrowers sign an annual loan agreement, and we do office inspections." To preserve the priceless holdings, Munro recommends Sailors take a close look around their spaces. There are often display cases with artifacts or artwork hanging on the walls that are either a part of the U.S. Navy collection, or if it was donated directly to the command. Registering those artifacts and artwork with NHHC will ensure the Navy has a full accounting of its property, that it is identified clearly as such, and that the command has a proper loan agreement with NHHC. Ultimately it is about safeguarding the Navy's past. What should someone do if you spot an artifact or work of art that you believe has been misappropriated? Visit the Navy Art Collection's web site for contact information at http://www.history. navy.mil/branches/nhcorg6.htm Recovering lost or misappropriated Navy art - now that's a Hollywood ending. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navhist/.
The Naples Public Health Evaluation (PHE) was an extensive effort to learn more about the potential environmental health risks present in the Campania region of Italy. The Navy established health protective policies based on the study’s findings to protect the health of U.S. personnel and their families, which includes bottled water advisories and health protective lease clauses. The PHE found the potential health risks for living off-base can be mitigated by following established risk-management actions. The enduring health protection policies are as follows: • Maintain the July 2008 bottled water advisory for U.S. personnel living off base. • Maintain the New Lease Suspension Zone (NLSZ) areas, based on U.S. Navy and Italian environmental sampling data. In these zones, U.S. Navy personnel are not permitted to sign new rental home leases. • Maintain the U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples PHE website and the U.S. Navy Regional Water Quality Board. • Maintain the health-protective U.S. Navy lease clauses for private off-base rental homes: – Landlords must provide containerized water service from a Navy-approved vendor. – Leased homes must be supplied by city water or permitted wells. Landlords must disconnect all non-permitted wells and provide proof of connection to the city water system or that the well is permitted. – Landlords must clean and disinfect domestic water holding tanks every six months. • The U.S. Navy will continue to share data with designated Italian public health officials. Throughout the Public Health Evaluation, the U.S. Navy established health protective policies and took immediate action, when necessary, to protect the health of U.S. personnel and their families. The risk management analysis determined that many of the health protective policies established during Phase I and Phase II will continue, as well as new policies implemented to ensure continued health protection. The Phase I and II reports, along with fact sheets addressing commonly asked questions and a detailed timeline of study components, are available through a link on the Naval Support Activity Naples website: www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples. If you have a concern about your specific health risk and how the study relates to you, please contact the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples at DSN: 629-6299 or commercial: 081-811-6299.
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taking the helm of your Career Career Waypoints Update By MC2 Amara Timberlake, Defense Media Activity
Career Waypoints (C-WAY) is the program through which Sailors apply for their reenlistment approval. Since coming online in June, there's been a lot of information published on the ins and outs of the program, but many Sailors are finding that getting a quota is as simple as verifying their information with their career counselor, and receiving approval with one click of a mouse. The principle of Perform to Serve (PTS) remained in the program, but it allows Sailors to make decisions sooner so they're not being faced with the challenges of rotating or separating on short notice. Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly Greendeer, assigned to Naval Station Norfolk said she thinks C-WAY offers Sailors more options for their future in the Navy. "I did not have any experience with PTS, but the big difference I saw was the conversion choices,” said Greendeer. “With PTS if you didn't get selected in rate and you chose to ride it out until your last look, that was it for you and you were separated." "With C-Way you're not only given the choice to stay Navy in rate, but also given the choice to convert to another rate if yours is overmanned," said Greendeer. Since the program began, first class petty officers in participating ratings received approval on their first request. Now (since Feb. 1) all Sailors in open ratings will be approved instantly. "In the past, applications get processed through a rack and stack that could take up to 6 weeks," said Capt. Karan Schriver, the head of enlisted plans and policy at the Bureau of
Naval Personnel. Schriver said since C-WAY has been instituted, it's been much easier for Sailors to get a quota and on a quicker timeline. One of the early enhancements was the auto-generation of pre-populated reenlistment requests when Sailors entered their C-WAY reenlistment window. "These enhancements save career counselors and Sailors a lot of time and also save on administrative workload," said Schriver. "The majority of Sailors receive approval on their first request. In fact, the overall final disapproval rate has been less than one percent since the introduction of Career Navigator." Sailors can also plan on having more control when the "Sailor Portal" is launched later this year. Once in place, Sailors will be able to see their application before it's submitted, and if information needs updating, they can inform their career counselor to make the necessary changes. "It's really important to maintain your own records," said Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Skiles, a career counselor at Fort George G. Meade, Md. "Your previous evals, PRT scores and clearance information are all part of the application, so it's important to keep up with that stuff." Although rating categories can change month to month, it's important that Sailors approaching their C-WAY window monitor their rating outlook. Sailors who know they're in a closed rating should look at their conversion options early, which may include transition to the Reserves. Some Sailors may need to retake the AFCT (in-service version of the ASVAB) to help them qualify for a wider range of conversion options. "It's your career," said Skiles. "If you're in your window, you need to be right next to your career counselor doing the application and actively seeking your quota." To find out more about Career Waypoints, talk to your command career counselor or visit www.npc.navy.mil and click the Career Waypoints link on the left side of the page.
International Partners Finalize Plans for Obangame Express 2014 By Lt. Cmdr. Kevin West, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
Maritime professionals from West Africa, Europe, South America and the U.S. met to finalize plans for the fourth iteration of Obangame Express, Feb. 4-7. Obangame Express, the largest at-sea exercise held in the Gulf of Guinea, will take place later this spring and will include navies from 22 nations with the goal of increasing maritime safety and security in the region. "Obangame Express has been firmly established as a major program in the maritime security calendar for Gulf of Guinea countries," said Rear Adm. Samuel Alade, flag officer commanding of Nigeria's Western Naval Command. "We have been able to use the acquired capacity to improve security within our maritime domain, in particular, and the wider Gulf of Guinea maritime area." Obangame Express, one of four regional "Express" series exercises facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica/U.S. 6th Fleet will focus on increasing capabilities in deterring counter-piracy, counter illicit trafficking, and other maritime threats. Scenarios will test maritime skill sets such as at-sea ship boarding and queries, air operations, communication drills and regional information sharing. Last year, Obangame Express 2013, held in Duala, Cameroon, brought together 12 ships from 10 nations. Obangame Express 2014 will mirror the positive results of last year's exercise, tailoring scenarios closely to real-world maritime security challenges. All participating nations agree that combating maritime threats cannot be a unilateral effort and look forward to developing cooperation and interoperability through the exercise. "Our role is to support Gulf of Guinea nations as they share their knowledge," said Capt. Nancy Lacore, Obangame Express exercise director, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. "No single country has the single-best idea.” “Information-sharing helps us arrive at the best approach,” said Lacore. “This is a valuable exercise because it allows for a collaborative process." Nations participating in this year's exercise include Angola, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Spain, Togo, Turkey, and the United States.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued NAPLES AREA FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION is composed of members from different rates with one mission. As a service organization, we enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit us and learn how you can participate and feel free to bring a friend! For more information, please contact YN1 Gordon at DSN: 626-7733. CLUB BEYOND is a youth group run by Naval Support Activity Naples Religious Ministries. Club Beyond is open to children in grades 7 through 12, and meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel Fellowship Hall at the Support Site. For more information, please contact Arturo at firstname.lastname@example.org. BOY SCOUT TROOP 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Support Site Community Center. E-mail the Scoutmaster at email@example.com or visit the website at sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop007naples. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, please call 339-267-7075 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu/countries/italy.htm. NATO LIONS RUGBY CLUB is looking for new players. All abilities wanted. Practice is held every Wednesday at Carney Park at 5:45 p.m. Show up with shoes, shorts and a mouth guard. Training and development will be provided. If you have any questions, email Mark Woodall or co-manager Andrew Bohnsack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. HARRY S. TRUMAN LODGE No. 649 meets 6:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact Kevin Baker at 338-479-7023 or email@example.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. Email Robert Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://sites.google.com/site/kofcnaples/home. WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC) OVERSEAS PROGRAM is offered at NSA Naples. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant or child under the age of five may qualify for the program. WIC Overseas is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious supplemental foods. Contact WIC Overseas at 081-811-4962. THE NAPLES AREA SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION meets twice a month to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For more information, contact MA2 Aaron Kurschner at DSN 626-2871 or ABH2 Brent Paucke at DSN 626-5382. NAPOLI NATION FAN CLUB is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. FMI, visit www.facebook.com/groups/USASSCNapoli. SAIL WITH THE NAPLES NATO YACHT CLUB (NNYC) AMERICAN TEAM. We are looking for Americans interested in participating in dinghy races sailed at the NNYC facilities on the island of Nisida. Experience not required. FMI, contact Bob & Shauna Bunnell at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo Fleurant at 328194-6897 or email@example.com. CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ Connect-theTots-Club. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact email@example.com. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-760-4446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. THE U.S. MILITARY RETIREE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN ITALY (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, please join the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com. Point of contact: Wylie Miller, 329-208-7315. THE NAPLES CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION meets every month to support families who have chosen to educate their own children. We offer weekly park/pool days, a moms’ night out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond! Interested? Need more information? Considering homeschooling? Please contact Natalie Mack at NPMack3@aol.com. MEDITATION SITTING GROUP is held from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@ gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS The University of Oklahoma offers the Master of Human Relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For more information, contact the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. CALLING ALL NAPLES NURSES! Please consider joining the Naples Area Nurses Association (NANA). NANA is an organization of nurses that work together to fundraise, participate in social events, and provide support throughout the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and NSA Naples community. FMI, contact Lt. Shelley Beltz at shelley.beltz @med.navy.mil or Lt. Jenny Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE WELFARE & RECREATION ASSOCIATION is available to meet associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Landing. FMI, visit http://www. wraitalia.it. SURE START is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. FMI, call Karen Rodrigues at 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037.
Friday, Feb. 14 4:30 p.m. The Secret of Walter Mitty, PG 6 p.m. Robocop, PG-13, Premiere Showing 7 p.m. August: Osage County, R
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Saturday, Feb. 15 The Lego Movie, PG (3D) The Monuments Men, PG-13 Ride Along, PG-13, Premiere Showing Lone Survivor, R Sunday, Feb. 16 The Nut Job, PG The Legend of Hercules, PG-13 (3D) Ride Along, PG-13 Robocop, PG-13
Monday, Feb. 17 Holiday Movie Hours 3 p.m. The Lego Movie, PG 4 p.m. Robocop, PG-13
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The Legend of Hercules, PG-13 The Monuments Men, PG-13 Tuesday, Feb. 18 Closed, No Movies
Wednesday, Feb. 19 4:30 p.m. The Secret of Walter Mitty, PG 6 p.m. 47 Ronin, PG-13 7:15 p.m. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, R Thursday, Feb. 20 4:30 p.m. The Legend of Hercules, PG-13 6 p.m. Ride Along, PG-13 7 p.m. Robocop, PG-13 Friday, Feb. 21 4:30 p.m. Robocop, PG-13 6 p.m. The Monuments Men, PG-13 7 p.m. I, Frankenstein, PG-13 (3D) Premiere Showing
Movie Descriptions HE LEGO MOVIE, PG, Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman. Animation, 94 min. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
IDE ALONG, PG-13, Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter. Comedy, 100 min. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned policeman's respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the heck out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.
HE MONUMENTS MEN, PG-13, Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman. Action/Adventure, 130 min. An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell. How could these guys seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
HE LEGEND OF HERCULES, PG-13, Cast: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre,, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech. Action/Adventure, 99 min. In this epic origin story, the mythical Greek hero Hercules - the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man is blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
UGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, R, Cast: Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Julia Roberts. Comedy, 121 min. This tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
ARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES, R, Cast: Carlos Pratts, Richard Cabral, Kimberly Ables Jindra, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jorge
Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it
TOUrS OpeN TO BOTH U.S. MiLiTAry ANd NATO i.d. CArd HOLderS USO DAILY TOURS Feb. 16 Valley of the Dead.............€29 Feb. 22 Naples Underground ........€40 Feb. 23 Sassi of Matera ................€38 Feb. 28 Naples by Night Special...€10 March 1Rome Tour & Hard Rock Café.................€42 March 2Naples Underground with Lunch ................................€40 WEEKEND TOURS March 1-3 The Floats of Viareggio . . . . . . . . . .€229 March 15-16 The Trulli of Alberobello . . . . . . . . . .€154 April 6-12 Spring break in Greece . . . . . . . . . .€825 April 19-20 Easter in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . .€178 May 22-26 Memorial Day in Istanbul . . . . . . . .€677
No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies
Diaz. Horror, 84 min. A group of party goers sets out with a camera to investigate after a woman dies in the apartment beneath them, and they discover items associated with black magic rituals. When Jesse discovers a mark on his arm, strange forces pursue him while his loved ones attempt to save him. ONE SURVIVOR, R, Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster. Action/Adventure, 121 min. This movie tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this is a story of heroism, courage and survival.
HE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, PG, Cast: Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn. Action/Adventure, 115 min. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
7 RONIN, PG-13, Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi. Action/Adventure, 119 min. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai, a half-breed they once rejected, as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
HE NUT JOB, PG, Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Stephen Lang. Animation, 85 min. This is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.
OBOCOP, PG-13, Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Micheal Keaton, Abbie Cornich, Jacki Haley. Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 121 min. The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
If you have been sexually assaulted or need to speak with a S.A.P.R. victim advocate, call 335-640-6621 24/7 for information and support. The DoD Safe Helpline can be reached toll-free at 001-877-995-5247.
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Plan in Advance for Education By MC3 Erica Yelland, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Det. Europe The Navy College Office at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples is now accepting registration for the upcoming semester with deadlines varying from college to college. Navy College Offices are located on 36 installations around the world, allowing active duty members to earn certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. “It’s important for service members to keep pursuing their education, because they will eventually re-enter the civilian world and an education makes them more competitive,” said Aurora Streeter, an academic advisor for University of Maryland University College. When enrolling into college, planning in advance is key. “This way service members can ensure Tuition Assistance (TA), as well as guaranteeing a spot in classes that coordinate with degree requirements,” said Streeter. TA will pay for 100 percent of tuition and fees not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour, $166 per quarter credit hour, or 16 semester hours per fiscal year. The application process for TA is completed online by submitting the necessary information, but students must also plan to attend mandatory counseling at a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center. “The counseling was implemented so there is a direct goal and objective for what the TA is being used for,” said Deborah Harris-Sims, director of the Navy College Office Europe. During education counseling academic advisors help students determine if their rating specific work experience can earn college credits, choosing degrees that are relevant to their rate and will impact their current careers, as well as choose degrees that relate to what they want to do in the future outside of the Navy. “The most important thing for students is to apply early,” said HarrisSims. “The deadline which has been flexible in the past is no longer flexible. The TA application deadline is now strictly 30 days prior to the class start date.” According to Harris-Sims the policy isn’t new to TA, but is now being strictly implemented so students don’t have to pay out of pocket. Students must have a TA voucher in hand at the first day of class or won’t be eligible. Service members interested in a college degree have many options available to them through different schools, curriculums, and whether they prefer an actual classroom or online classes. Start a degree today by enrolling for the spring semester or contacting the college office at DSN 626-6681.
American Heart Month: The Fight Against Heart Disease By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs February is American Heart Month - an important month in the fight against heart disease. Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the walls of arteries, causing narrowing and blood flow restriction. It remains the nation's number one killer for both men and women, taking the lives of about 715,000 Americans every year - approximately one out of every four deaths. It can also result in serious illness, disability and decreased quality of life. "Everyone is potentially at risk for heart disease, but it is preventable and controllable," said Capt. Paula Chamberlain, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville's director for public health. "Controllable risk factors for heart disease include: smoking, obesity and overweight, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Other controllable risks include stress, alcohol and nutrition." According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) costs the U.S. $312.6 billion each year - to include the costs of healthcare services, medications and lost productivity. "Making healthy choices such as good nutrition, weight management and exercise can significantly decrease the probability of heart disease," said Chamberlain. Chamberlain went on to say that non-active children are also at risk for heart disease. "Research has proven that children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
In the Spotlight LCDR WESLEY MYHAND Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Myhand serves as the command chaplain for U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. He is the primary point of contact for caring and compassionate ministry to the needs of both patients and the hospital staff. The flock that “Chap’s” tends includes more than 500 hospital staff members alone. “Care for the Care Givers” is a critical element of his engagement with staff. Chaplain Myhand utilizes the “Continuum of Care” model to monitor the mental and spiritual health of the staff on a monthly basis. He is quick to point to his religious programs specialists as the secret to the many programs and successes that are achieved by the religious ministry department. Myhand is originally from Leverett’s Chapel, Texas and has been a Navy chaplain for 13 years. He and his family arrived in the fall and are slowly but surely getting used to the Naples way of life. He said “it is not East Texas”. He enjoys spending time with his wife Debbie, sons Stephen and Jonathan and in addition, he likes to cycle, read, fish, and develop his wood-carving skills.
HM3 JESSICA POE Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jessica Poe, or “Poe Poe” to her friends, is an energetic and radiant Sailor. As a Union, Oregon native, Poe joined the Navy in February 2011 and attended Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes. As a top graduate, she was able to choose Advance Radiography C-school for her advanced training. She arrived in Naples in October 2012 and was quickly identified by Radiology to go to specialty training in sonography. She has since become one of the department’s more skillful technicians. Her future career aspirations include attending Field Medical Training Battalion and one day becoming a senior chief. In her free time, Poe volunteers her time coaching little league softball, which allows her to showcase her all-state outfielding skills. “Being stationed in Naples, Italy has given me the opportunity to grow not only as a Sailor in the Navy, but as a human being on a global aspect, but after being emerged into the culture I have found that the one perceived eccentricities are becoming a part of who I am. Because of this change and assimilation I am forever reminded of Naples, the people and the culture.”
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Italian Students Tour Capo
Boys Basketball Win Final Two Games of the Regular Season
Students from the Santa Chiara elementary School in Nola stop to take a keepsake photo during their tour of U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino, Jan. 31. The students and teachers visited base facilities such as the chapel, library, the FitZone Gym, Bella Napoli food court, the air terminal and the fire station. (Photo by MCC Travis Simmons)
Lady Wildcats Basketball Finish Season Undefeated and Region IV Champs By David Lee, Lady Wildcats Assistant Coach
The Lady Wildcats basketball team finished the season with two strong victories against
American School of Rome. It was a team effort with 10 girls scoring in Friday night’s game for a 52-18 victory. The team was led by Shanice Alexander with 13 points. Keylee Soto
(12 points), Amelia Chaston (8 points), Zhana Espree-Belle (6 points) and Abby Lynch (4 points) all had significant contributions. The following day’s game gave the team their 10th victory with a similar score of 52-19 against American School of Rome. The team’s defense and offense performed well together. The team had another strong showing with multiple scorers. Shanice Alexander (13 points), Keylee Soto (12 points), Amelia Chaston (8 points), Zhana Espree-Belle (6 points), Abby Lynch (4 points) and Ashley Forte (3 points) were some of the top scorers. Amelia Chaston led the team with 11 rebounds, Shanice Alexander and Keylee Soto grabbed 5 rebounds a piece. Alexander led the team with 5 steals. The Lady Wildcats finished the season as the only undefeated team in Europe and Division II at 10-0. Naples will travel to Wiesbaden, Germany to play in the European Championship.
Jayontray Grogan goes up for a dunk during the Feb. 7 game against AOSr. Grogan was the high scorer of the game with 27 points & 8 rebounds as the Naples High School won the game 72-59. The Wildcats team also won Feb. 8 with a score 61-55 to end the team's regular season. (Photo by Sara Mays)
Hensey Stays Undefeated at 195
Josh Hensey of the Naples High School stays undefeated in the 195 weight class, Feb. 1, as the wrestling team prepares for sectionals. during the meet, the Naples team took first with 133 points, followed by American Overseas School of rome (42), Sigonella (37), and Team Liuzzi (28). (Photo by Carina Cusumano)
12 Military Saves Week Proclamation Signed February 14, 2014
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Obtaining your Sojourner Permit Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an active-duty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081-568-4639 for more information.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1)
The Fleet and Family Support Center's intercultural relations tour group take turns walking into an Artisan's workshop during their visit to Maranola. The narrow streets of the Medieval Maranola guided visitors to antique churches, a pinocchio museum, olive presses and a recently discovered underground crypt. The village itself was an outdoor museum as the locals opened up their homes and welcomed the American visitors from Gaeta and Naples for a full immersion into the italian culture. (Photo by Luigi Esposito)
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On the anniversary of All Hands Magazine launching its online publication, the All Hands staff has made several upgrades to improve the usability, design and visual appeal of the site. All Hands Magazine is a web publication "For Sailors, by Sailors" with a goal of including articles, information, imagery and video that are relevant to Sailors and their families. In order to further this goal, All Hands staff, in coordination with the Chief of Naval Personnel, has agreed to incorporate both news and resources into the magazine's website to further educate Sailors about career options and benefits they may be missing. There will be nine departments of content available on the site including: Focus on Service, Around the Fleet, Health and Fitness, History and Heritage, Talking with Sailors, Training and Education, Your Career, Advancement and Promotions, and Uniform Matters. The goal of this new design is to incorporate all the resources Sailors need to navigate their careers in easy to understand pages, placed in departments. We may also be adding a Pay and Benefits department in the
near future. The homepage will look slightly different and there will now be a landing page for each department; showing you at quick glance the most recent content posted. We are also developing the archives search function so you can find any story ever posted in All Hands Magazine with minimal effort. All Hands Magazine will continue to highlight the Navy's culture and heritage and strive to be the number one source of information for Sailors about their Navy today. Since going online, All Hands has published 191 articles. More than 100 of them have been produced by the Defense Media Activity's Sailors and 74 have been fleet submissions. The website has garnered more than 20 million page views since its inception in February of 2013. The All Hands Magazine staff is always looking for feedback and fleet input on how we can better serve the needs of Sailors and their families. Please visit www.ah.mil for details on submitting stories and leaving feedback. We also post direct to Facebook content to further share what our Sailors are doing. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news and information for Sailors, by Sailors.
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First and Last Babies of the Year Celebrated
Members of the Quilters Around the World Organization present a handmade quilt to congratulate the Morris-Scanga family on the birth of their son, emmett - the last baby born at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples in 2013. emmett was born dec. 31 to Heather Scanga and petty Officer 1st Class richard Morris. The organization has been making quilts for the families for the past 12 years.
Lt Aaron Cagley, president of the Naples Area Nurses Association, congratulates the domingo family on the birth of their son. Jeshua, the first baby born at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples in 2014, was born on Jan. 4 to Hazel domingo and petty Officer First Class Jeshua domingo. The Naples Overseas Support Club and the Navy exchange donated gifts to the â€œfirst and lastâ€? families and the nurses association presented the cake. (Photos courtesy of U.S. Naval Hospital Naples)
Panorama February 14, 2014
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) To find out what positions are currently open, please contact our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or commercial 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be posted at the Human Resources Office, located in the Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Support Site will also have vacancy announcements and they can be easily viewed the HRO Website: http://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/ about/Jobs.html Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, or by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, or at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: Customer service operation hours for the following HRO services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: • ID/CAC Cards (DD1172-2) • Requests for an Official Passport (DD1056) • Logistical Support Letters • Work Certificates
U.S. POSITIONS NOTE: CONUS hires currently residing in the Naples/Gaeta commuting areas must apply through USAJOBS in order to receive consideration. CLOSING DATE: FEB 20 Management Analyst, GS0343-12, ANN#EUR14-746862KB, Full Time Temporary JFHQ Exercise Planner, GS0301-12, ANN#EUR14-758324EG, Full Time Permanent Program Analyst, GS-034312, ANN#EUR14-758325-EG, Full Time Permanent Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-13, ANN#EUR14 -758350-EG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architect, GS-08XX/0801/0808-12, ANN# EUR14-745924-AV, Full Time Permanent Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-08XX-14, ANN#EUR14-745925-AV, Full Time Permanent Procurement Analyst, GS1102-13, ANN#EUR14-738146AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-07 KPP 09 OR GS-0188-09, ANN#EUR14-752965-AG, Full Time Permanent. Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-09, ANN# EUR14-733757-AG R1, Full Time Permanent. Supervisory Recreation Assistant, GS-0189-07, ANN# EUR14-740614-AG-R1, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Recreation Assistant, GS-0189-07, ANN# EUR13-690851-AG-R2, Full Time Permanent Lead Security Guard, GS-
0085-06, ANN#EUR14-731973AG R1, Full Time Permanent. Training Instructor, GS1712-09, ANN#EUR14-766010KB, Full Time Permanent. CLOSING DATE: FEB 27 Security Guard, GS-0085-05 (Multiple Positions), ANN# EUR14-731980-AG-R1, Full Time Permanent; First Cut Off Date: 13 Feb 2014. Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-09 KPP 11/12 or GS-0501-11 KPP 12 or GS-050112, ANN#EUR14-762150-EG, Full Time Permanent Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-13, ANN#EUR14 -762418-EG, Full Time Permanent Management Assistant, GS0344-07, ANN#EUR14-759970AG, Full Time Permanent.
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DATE: FEB 20 Quality Assurance Assistant, Ua-0303-04, ANN#40411-757551-JC, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-5685409. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the HRO services or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO representative is available for the bi-weekly "Meet & Greet" at the Support Site food court area. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he or she will bring the question back to the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next "Meet & Greet" is from 8-9 a.m. Feb. 24.
NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic. navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/jobs.html. The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-4164/2505. The applications may be emailed to CNREURAFSWA_ NRBO_N9_Personnel@eu.navy. mil.
NSA NAPLES U.S. POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Graphics Arts Technician, NF-1001-03, ANN#14-031, regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) Marketing Division, Naples. Plans and executes graphic designs, layouts, and
exhibits in coordination with the presentation of printed and/or visual media. Designs logos and other graphic elements using both freehand and computer software programs. First cut-off date: Feb. 14 and subsequent cut-off every 14 days. Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#14-005, (Multiple Positions) regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) part time & flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to eighteen years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Assembles of gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School-Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, Teen Center Program for children ranging form 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/ Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 (Theater Concessionaire) ANN# 13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#13-035, flexible Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN#13-128, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Food Service Worker, NA-
7408-04, ANN#13-126 flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done. Recreation Assistant, NF0189-01 KPP-02, ANN#14-018 flexible, Fleet & Family Readiness Center, Gaeta, Italy. Serves as a primary front line customer service representative of the overall program as such, must continually present information in a high professional and customer friendly style. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN# 14-021 flexible, MWR Outdoor Recreation Program, Support site/Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#14-022, flexible, MWR Liberty Division, Naples, Italy. Employee helps customers in the recreation center with recreational event.
NEX EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Building 2091-B Call 081-813-5253/5254 or DSN 629-4774 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application, please visit our website at: https:// www.NavyExchange.jobs.
U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#14000013 Sales Clerk/ CL/NF-01/Flex- Two Vacancies.
Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Cosmetics, Health & Personal Care, Sporting Goods, Garden, Christmas Shop, Pets, and Cough and Cold departments. Ann#14000015 Sales Clerk/ HL/NF-01/Flex- One Vacancy. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Electronics, Housewares, Domestics, Furniture, and Gifts departments. Ann#14000014 Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associates engaged in the operation of cash registers to record sales in retail checkout areas. Ann#14000019 Sales Clerk/ SL/NF-01/FPT- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Jewelry, Mens, Ladies, Shoes, Cosmetics, Handbags, and Children’s departments. Ann#140000GM LP/Safety Investigator Asst. (Trainee)/52/ NF-01/RFT – Closes Feb. 21. Pay Rate: $10.00-$12.00. Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. Utilizes various surveillance techniques. (Potential job progression) Ann#140000GN Security Guard/52/NF-01/Flex - Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $9.00$11.00. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.