59th year, No. 10
Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy
Traveling to the Top of Germany
Friday, March 14, 2014
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By MCSN Weston Jones, Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East, Detachment Europe I’m standing on top of a mountain. It’s a clear day and I’m breathing crisp, cold air and taking in a 360-degree view of more than 200 mountain peaks jutting up from four countries. A combination of fierce winds and my nerves sends chills down my spine as I peer over the railing and look thousands of feet down at a little village nestled in a valley. That’s what it was like to stand on top of Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany. My adventure began early one Friday morning at Capodichino. I caught a flight to Munich, which took about as long as a drive to Rome. I headed to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort near GarmischPartenkirchen for a weekend getaway and a little skiing on the Bavarian Alps- a lifelong dream of mine. From the Munich airport, it was easy to get a train to where I needed to go. There were plenty of help desks that offered guidance. Thanks to the punctual German rail system, I was in the quaint Bavarian village of GarmischPartenkirchen by lunchtime. Though I could have taken a taxi, I walked from the station to Edelweiss to take in the picturesque village. The houses and cottages along the way were wellkept and felt distinctly “German.” Every car seemed to be a Volkswagen, Mercedes or BMW. Low, overcast clouds hid how tall the mountains around the valley village were. The air was so fresh and clean. After 20 minutes, I arrived at Edelweiss. It felt like a classic rustic mountain retreat inside and out. The exterior façade was stone and timber; the interior impressed me with its massive stone hearth and leather chairs in the main lounge.
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A view of the Alps from the top of Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany. (Photo by MCSN Weston Jones)
I was expecting a nice hotel, but found Edelweiss was even more than that. It had plenty of amenities to take advantage of after a long day of skiing, including a restaurant, sports shop, outdoor heated pool and hot tub. There was also a coffee shop, bar and casino. I stayed in a standard room that was very spacious and Americansized. There was a small balcony with chairs to relax and take in the view of the mountains. Free Wi-Fi was provided, courtesy of the VFW. The television had all the standard AFN channels as well as local TV. Star Wars: A New Hope, dubbed over in German, was hilarious.
I got up early the first day to do some skiing. The weather was on my side. With the clouds gone I grasped the full the size and beauty of the mountains. Edelweiss had a ski shop set up at the base of the slopes of Garmisch-Classic ski area where authorized Department of Defense personnel could buy lift tickets and rent everything they needed, including ski pants and jackets, for a reasonable price. There were also lockers for stowing valuables. I hadn’t skied in years, so I took the first hour to get my bearings. I soon discovered that the average slope in Garmisch is more challenging then some places I have
skied in Colorado and New Mexico. I felt like an amateur as children did jumps and flew past me with impossible speed. Every view from the ski slopes was immensely beautiful; the air was fresh and it was easy to soak in the festive atmosphere of others having a carefree time. There were restaurants all along the ski slopes for those that are hungry or just need a break. Why not enjoy a nice bratwurst and perhaps some Bavarian “weissbier” (wheat beer) in true German fashion? And you just can’t beat the view on a nice clear day.
The Religious Ministries team from Naval Support Activity Naples hosted a National Prayer Breakfast at the Bella Napoli Conference Center, March 7, to give community members an opportunity to come together to share a meal and prayer. “We’re gathered here because we have a common belief that prayer matters,” said guest speaker Adm. Bruce Clingan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica. “If we want to prevail in combat, we must be technically, physically, emotionally and spiritually ready,” said Clingan. Prayer holds deep roots in the history of the world and the United States Navy allows Sailors to participate
in the practice openly. For many years, the Navy has welcomed Sailors from all faiths. Lt. Dirk Caldwell, a command chaplain, said allowing Sailors to practice their faith is an invaluable asset. “What our nation is all about is inclusion, expression of that faith, to not be hindered by it,” said Caldwell. “I think that especially rings true when folks are deployed or in harms way and they can still call on their God.” Serving on a ship for several months, or out on the front lines, can be challenging. Clingan said having the ability to practice one’s faith can help during hard times, and spirituality is key to accomplishing the mission. “I encourage you to pray for each other that we might fully deliver on our obligation to God, family and country,”
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Adm. Bruce Clingan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, speaks at a National Prayer Breakfast held at the Bella Napoli Conference Center at Naval Support Activity, Naples, March 7. The breakfast was hosted by the Naval Support Activity Religious Ministries team and mirrored the tradition held annually in Washington, D.C., with the president. (Photo by MC3 Matt Wright)
said Clingan. “And that we might be blessed with the strength, the courage, the stamina, and wisdom to sustain America as one nation under God, indivisible.” The prayer breakfast mir-
rored the tradition held annually in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February. Each president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Festa Americana Lodging Reservations for Fourth of July Weekend at Carney Park
By Cmdr. Jay Driskell NSA Naples Executive Officer
Last week, a Fleet Cyber Intelligence Advisory was issued regarding malicious computer network exploitation operators that may be working to target Navy commands’ Facebook or other social networking sites. Hand-in-hand with this warning, commands were urged to ensure all service members and their families are educated about the risks and best practices in using social networking sites, such as Facebook. Just a few days ago, Defense Finance Accounting Services (DFAS) disseminated an additional warning, advising that recently some myPay users received a fake email asking for the answers to myPay security questions. It goes without saying that criminals will use the internet to accomplish illegal activity. We also touch from time to time on keeping status updates or comments free of particular content, such as troop movements, due to OPSEC reasons. There seems to be an upswing of these types of cyber-attacks recently, however, and we owe it to ourselves to be extra vigilant. If you aren’t assuming people are out there looking for ways to exploit your information, you’re wrong. Bits and pieces of information, posted separately, can be assembled to give a criminal or adversary a robust picture of your daily activities in your personal and professional life, to include your work as a service member or DoD employee. Particularly in an overseas environment, we cannot afford to forget that there are those who would do us harm. We cannot afford to make ourselves targets. We need to make every effort to give these types of criminals a harder time, not an easier one. So how can you tell if an email you receive is legitimate? Typically, correspondence from government entities such as myPay/SmartDocs will not ask you for a direct response. Never reply to requests for security question answers or passwords. Make sure any links embedded are actually to the sites represented by the email (a good way to check is to use your mouse to hover over any links: the text that appears should show the site address, and match the link in the email). Using good judgment on social networking sites is extremely crucial. Minimize your personal information and make sure your privacy settings prevent people you don’t know from targeting your profile. Ensure military affiliation is minimized; consider using a profile picture in civilian clothes for personal pages. Be aware of comments posted to public forums or pages, especially when engaging in conversations related to command specific and sensitive information. Computer network exploitation actors have been known to elicit critical information as well as spoof accounts of military members and personnel associated with the command. A good resource for guidance in Navy policy in this area is in SECNAVINST 5720.44C, Department of Navy Public Affairs Policy and Regulations, which can be found online at the Department of the Navy Issuances page, http:// doni.daps.dla.mil/default.aspx. Information assurance training addresses many of these concerns as well and can be found online at http://www.disa.mil/ News/Training. Ensure you are familiar with best practices online, be smart and be safe.
Reserve now for the holiday weekend in MWR’s cabins, yurts, loft and tent sites. Two-night minimum is required. Festa Americana will be held on July 5 and features live entertainment, fireworks, and much more. Look for upcoming event details. To make lodging reservations, contact the NOR Center at 081-526-1579.
Remote Online Veterinary Record (ROVR) Implementation The Remote Online Veterinary Record (ROVR) system is being implemented in Veterinary Treatment Facilities at all military installations, to allow veterinary patient records to be electronically transferred to all military locations eliminating the need for paper medical records. ROVR training and implementation is scheduled between March 10 and June 19 at the NSA Naples VTF. Please be aware of the reduction in services during this time and immediately locate a local national veterinary facility for animal care. Please contact the Naples Veterinary Treatment Facility with any questions at: DSN 629-7913 or 081-811-7913.
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Strikers will hold a Grand Re-opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Free bowling for kids 12 and under, food and drink specials, kid’s karaoke, dance tunes, games, prizes and giveaways will be available. The event is free and open to all with base access. For more information, call DSN 629-6979 or 081-811-6979.
March 20: NMCRS Baby Basics Class
Eggstravaganza Volunteers Needed This annual Carney Park event is the highlight of MWR’s spring calendar. Volunteers are needed for the kiddie rides and activities, candy distribution, crowd control, crafts, and a Bunny Assistant. Transportation will be available from Support Site to Carney Park for all volunteers. The event will be April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call DSN 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.
Sure Start Parent Informational Meetings for Enlisted Personnel There will be informational meetings for enlisted personnel (E-1 thru E-8) interested in applying to the Sure Start program for the 2014/2015 school year. The meetings will be held in the Sure Start room at the Naples Elementary School. The meetings will cover eligibility requirements and information about the Sure Start program and are for adults only. Sure Start is for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel who are 4 years old by Sept. 1, with priority given to E-1 to E-4 families. Meetings are scheduled for March 20 at 3 p.m., March 25 at 5 p.m., April 3 at 3 p.m., April 15 at 5 p.m., and April 24 at 3 p.m. For more information, please call Karen Rodrigues at DSN 629-4682 or the Naples Elementary School at DSN 629-4037.
March 15: Road Closure Behind Capo East Garage
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March 15: Strikers Snack Bar Grand Re-opening Event
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, March, 20, 2014. 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 Capo. To register for the class and for more information, call NMCRS at DSN: 626-3913 or 081-568-3913.
There will be a one day road closure behind the Capo East Garage due to the installation of a fire hydrant, Saturday, March 15. Rainy weather prevented the initial installation as planned March 1.
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March 15: Tile Cork Rack Craft Class Bella Italian crafts will provide all materials to assemble a coat rack, which can be personalized with decoupage Italian tiles. The class will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Support Site. This class is 35 Euro per person. Deposit and further class details can be found at www.facebook.com/BellaItalianCrafts/events.
New Zip+4 Bank Database Updates
Navy College Office Testing Schedule
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Traffic will be rerouted through the CDC parking lot, then through and around the back end of the garage. Signs will be clearly posted. The Navy shuttle bus stop will temporarily be relocated between the CDC and the back of the Naval Clinic. For questions, please contact Sammy Alfieri at 626-3876.
If a company or bank will not let you update to your new ZIP + 4, please provide the name to any post office. DOD is working in conjunction with the USPS to reach out to these companies to have them update their databases. Please contact the post office with any questions.
The Navy College Office is offering the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) every Tuesday and Thursday starting March 11 through April 10. After April 10, a new schedule will be determined and announced. Interested persons must possess a One Net Account to test. Please contact CDR Marc Scotchlas at DSN: 314-626-2518 or Dr. Harris-Sims in the Navy College Office at nco.naples@ eu.navy.mil to sign up.
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March 20: 1st Armed Forces Olympics Organizational Meeting The first Armed Forces Olympics Organizational Meeting will be held at the Capo FitZone at 3 p.m. March 20. All commands are eligible to participate in the Annual Armed Forces Olympics which will be held at Carney Park on May 16. The Olympics is open to active duty military personnel only. A command representative must attend organizational meetings. For more information call DSN 626-6489 or 081-526-2141.
March 20: USO Comedy Night and Barbecue USO Naples, MWR Liberty and the Religious Ministries Team will host a Comedy Night and free barbecue for single and unaccompanied Sailors at the Liberty Center at Capodichino. Service members are invited to stop by from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to taste some great food, gather with friends and enjoy a hilarious comedy act by the 2014 USO Naples Got Talent winner Kyra Borromeo.
March 22: Italian Roof Tile Decoupage Craft Class Bella Italian crafts will provide all materials to decoupage authentic Italian roof tiles. The class will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Support Site. This class is $30 for 2 tiles. Deposit and further class details can be found at www.facebook.com/BellaItalianCrafts/events.
March 25: Women's History Month Celebration The Multi-Cultural Heritage Committee is celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment for Women's History Month on Tuesday, March 25 in the Capodichino Reel Time Theater. The event will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a cake-cutting ceremony in the lobby. The celebration is open to everyone. For more information or to participate in future committee events, please contact PSC Awere at DSN 626-4618 or YN1 Brown at DSN 626-1791.
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Hospital Staff Helps Clean Up Mission in Caserta
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Volunteers cut and move a tree during a cleanup project in Pontelatone, organized by the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. More than 30 Staff, family and friends from the hospital visited the Old Mill Camp in Pontelatone, located in a province in Caserta, to rake, clean, cut and move trees and brush during the community relations project. The Old Mill Camp, a mission run by the World Venture Mission Organization, is an outreach to the Italian youth of the area and offers various activities. (Photo by Debbie Myhand)
Italian News Briefs
Compiled by Teresa Merola
Italy to Celebrate Spring Days Italy celebrates Spring Days, sponsored by the FAI (Italian Environment Trust), March 22-23 with the event dedicated to the rediscovery of the artistic and cultural heritage of the country. The Campania region offers visitors many destinations, from palaces to ancient monasteries. Thanks to support from young students acting as tourist guides, many historical and natural sites will be opened. One famous site to visit is Villa Rosebery, a residence built in the early 19th century by an Austrian, and now it is one of the three official residences of the president of the Italian Republic. Another option, in Pompeian style, is Villa Lucia located next to the green Parco della Floridiana in Naples. Finally, there are some Neapolitan churches with remarkable suggestions of the Neapolitan Baroque, such as the Monastery of St. Caterina da Siena, Church of Holy Apostles, and the monumental complex of the Carminiello Mannesi, located near the Duomo area. For a full program, visit www.giornatefai.it
Suspected Elderly Woman Robs Bank A woman, believed to be in her seventies, robbed a bank in Prato with a toy gun and a box cutter. Witness told police she was wearing a mask, forced tellers to hand over 4,000 euros and then fled on foot. Police said witnesses deduced she was an elderly woman. In another bank in the city of Bari, a bank robber died of a suspected heart attack after a scuffle with a security guard and staff member.
Museum Destroyed by Fire to be Rebuilt The Citta’ della Scienza in Naples was destroyed a year ago by fire and prosecutors investigating the accident are treating it as an arson case. An agreement to rebuild the scientific museum was
reached by the representatives of the central and local governments. Authorities have allocated 56 million euros to rebuild it. Citta’ della Scienza was built on a converted steel plant. It included a planetarium, an interactive museum, an exhibition hall, a conference center and offices. It was considered among the best scientific museums in Europe, and had 350,000 visitors a year.
Violence Breaks Out in Naples Neighborhood A teenage girl had an attempted assault allegedly by two gypsy men in the Poggioreale neighborhood in Naples. A group of gypsies left their camp when nearby residents launched stones and fireworks at their home in retaliation of the attempted violence against the girl. Early Wednesday, about 50 Neapolitans formed a roadblock in protest while police had to intervene to surveillance the camp. The neighborhood president has called for police to remove the camp.
Woman in Lazio Finds Treasure in Old National Currency An Italian woman from Viterbo, in the Lazio region, found a metallic box filled with 100 million lire of the old national currency in cash at her uncle’s home that she had inherited after his death. She thought she was lucky since she works temporarily at a call center, but when she went to the Banca d’Italia, Italy’s central bank, they told her that her fortune had no value. Italy’s central bank set a time limit for the exchange of the lira in euro and any banknotes or coins not presented to the bank before December 6, 2011 are worthless. The woman approached a lawyer’s association to challenge the decision, because even if the time set has expired, the set time for the woman to be able to exchange banknotes from the old national currency into a value of almost 52, 000 euros goes on from the time she found the money.
USO NAPLES is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a tangible difference in the community through events and special projects. If interested, please email Luisa Mazzella at email@example.com or call the USO Capodichino office at DSN 626-5713. 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 THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro Council 14853 meets every third Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Support Site chapel offices. For more information, email Robert Kenney at email@example.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/sangennaro14853/. 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.
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On the slopes of Garmisch-Classic ski area in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photos by MCSN Weston Jones)
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After an exhausting day of skiing, I was tired and decided to head back to the resort. I had a craving for American pizza. Let me be clear, I love the food in Naples. The pizza, pasta and seafood are to die for; however, after so long overseas I find myself occasionally missing true American junk food. I went to the bar down stairs and ordered an “American” pepperoni pizza and took it back up to my room. The next day turned out to be just as clear as the last, perfect for going to the top of Zugspitze. At 9,718 feet, it’s the tallest mountain in Germany. There were two ways to get to the top, a cable car or a cogwheel train. I decided to take the train. The ride took about 45 minutes and most of it was through a tunnel that ended at Zugspitze Schneefernerhaus, a popular ski area. From here it was a short cable car ride to Zugspitze Gipfelalm Lodge, “the highest beer garden in Germany.” More than a beer garden, there were observation areas, a museum, and a restaurant. Taking in the view on top of Germany, I remembered one of the main reasons why I joined the Navy: to see the world. Two years ago I never thought I’d be here. In one weekend, I marked two things off my bucket list; visit Germany and ski in the Alps. I decided to go ahead and mark off a third thing.
A view of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany from the ski slopes of Garmisch-Classic. How many people can say they’ve drank a German beer, on top of Germany? I can. I didn’t even know that was on my bucket list until the opportunity arose. As I headed down the mountain on my last day, I realized that I had been too busy to explore some of the town of GarmischPartenkirchen. It was a Sunday evening, and everyone was taking their time strolling around town, window shopping and enjoying the warm weather. With the sun setting and a day’s travel tomorrow, I headed back to the resort promising myself that I would come back to Garmisch and explore the town when I had more time. I said Auf
Wiedersehen the following morning and promised I’d be back as I boarded the train to go to Munich. I arrived back at Capodichino later that evening and it was pouring down rain. I felt blue walking in the rain back to my barracks room. In my experiences, feeling sad to be home is the trademark of a good trip. The trip to Germany was all that I hoped it would be. I skied in the Alps, ate good food, drank German beer and went to the top of a mountain, all during a fourday weekend without breaking the bank. It was far better than sitting in my barracks room on base.
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Naples January 2014 Births Jan. 4: Jeshua Julian Domingo, 7 pounds and 8 ounces, son of Hazel C. Domingo and IT1 Jeshua A. Domingo. Jan. 6: Katherine Ann Cauay Blair, 7 pounds and 2.3 ounces, daughter of Maria Veronica C. Blair and Petty Officer 1st Class Jerediah L. Blair. Jan. 7: Antonella Rebecca Aurora Smith, 9 pounds and 7 ounces, daughter of Antonella Palmiero and MA2 Thomas J. Smith. Jan. 9: Cedrick Thomas Carney Jr., 8 pounds and 7 ounces, son of SSG Erika E. Estell and SFC Cedrick T. Carney.
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.
Jan. 20: Michael Eli Steele, 4 pounds and 13 ounces, son of Stephanie Steele and LT Michael C. Steele.
• March 17, Easy Italian, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capo Fellowship Hall, (3 of 4 Sessions)
Jan. 21: Caleb Nicholas Parimore, 9 pounds and 1 ounce, son of YN1 Holly L. Parimore and MA1 Nicholas A. Parimore.
• March 18, Saving and Investing, 9:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m., Support Site FFSC
Jan. 22: Kiernan Augustine Rosario, 7 pounds and 10.2 ounces, son of Caitlin A. Rosario and SPC Kyle S. Rosario.
• March 18, Learn How to Make Homemade Limoncello, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC
Jan. 23: Luke Challenger Smith, 7 pounds and 6.4 ounces, son of Lindsey E. Smith and LCDR Michael C. Smith.
• March 19, Choices: Managing Your Mood, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site (3 of 4 Sessions)
Jan. 23: Grace Eluisa Francesca Ford, 6 pounds and 13.1 ounces, daughter of Melissa D. Ford and LCDR Joseph J. Ford Jr.
• March 19, Employment Opportunities in Naples, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC
Jan. 30: Penelope Hope Rocha, 4 pounds and 6 ounces, daughter of Jeanna M. Rocha and Petty Officer 1st Class Guillermo Rocha III.
• March 19, Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC (1 of 2 Sessions)
CNO talks Compensation: Pay, BAH, and Tuition Assistance
• March 20, Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Support Site FFSC (3 of 7 Sessions) • March 20, Sponsorship Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC • March 21, Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (appointments only), Support Site FFSC
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS
By MCC Julianne Metzger, Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert sat down this week to film another episode of "Conversation with a Shipmate," discussing aspects of Navy's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal. The Department of the Navy released its proposed $148 billion budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15), March 4. The budget is part of the $495.6 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress the same day. "Compensation is about half of our budget. We'd like to keep it to one half," said Greenert. "The idea is to limit the growth, not take out." Navy Sailors' and civilians' compensation would not be directly cut, but rather the rate of growth would slow from roughly three percent to one percent in pay and slow for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) raises, Greenert said. In 2013 alone, BAH rates overall were raised 3.8 percent, depending on geographic location. In the FY15 budget new BAH rates will take into account the current five percent out of pocket expense along with a proposed one percent change to renter's insurance. Inserting these changes incrementally and as members PCS, assures members who have made long-term commitments in the form of a lease or contract are not penalized if the area's housing costs decrease, said Greenert. He went on to highlight that members will not see changes in their next pay check if they remain in their current duty station and that changes will be gradual if Sailors are moving to new duty stations. Three components are included in the BAH computation: median current market rent; average utilities (including electricity, heat, and water/sewer) and average renter's insurance. The new budget proposes that BAH does not include the average renter's insurance since
• March 20, Italian Cooking Class, 10:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Meeting point is inside Support Site TLA Lobby)
Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. All classes require registration. • March 14, Drivers Orientation and Test, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. • March 14, Intercultural Relations Trip to Ancient Rome, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • March 19, Hands On at Leather Studio in Piccolo Alley, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Crime Report for March 5 - March 11 From the NSA Naples Command Investigative Division and NCIS
(U.S. Navy file photo)
some members choose not to make that purchase, said Greenert. Continuing to speak on compensation, the conversation turned toward retirement. "There is no plan, today, to change retirement," Greenert said. There is a commission studying it, and heavy media coverage about the proposed ideas will continue, Greenert said. "Anybody who is wearing a uniform today - that retirement system will be grandfathered which means: today's retirement system is their retirement system," Greenert said. If and when new options become available service members may have the option of transitioning to a new system. However, they will not be forced to accept a different retirement system than the one that was in effect during their service, Greenert said. Greenert was asked about the projected FY15 budget that slated Tuition Assistance to 75 percent Navy funded, 25 percent funded by the Sailor. Greenert challenged this proposed change and said it needs rethinking and that there will
be more to follow on this issue. "That's very important to me to have an educated force, I want [Sailors] to get the right education," said Greenert. "So they get something that is useful while they're in the military and when they leave the military and that enhances their life." In FY14 Tuition Assistance remains 100 percent funded by the Navy and Greenert hopes to keep it that way. "The bottom line is I want our kids to have the best education they can get," said Greenert. This year's budget submission prioritizes funding for forward presence and continues to make critical investments in people and future capabilities. The additional investments proposed will be for retaining Sailors through the Quality of Service initiative. The Navy seeks to reduce manning gaps at sea and improve the sea-to-shore flow of personnel to increase job satisfaction for Sailors. "Every penny that the Navy gets out of compensation reform, will go into areas to improve the quality of service and work," Greenert said.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911.
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Naples Community Health Awareness From Naval Support Activity Naples Public Affairs
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran talks to Sailors during a worldwide all-hands call, March 5, at Defense Media Activity at Fort George G. Meade, Md. (Photo by MC3 Jules Stobaugh)
cNP responds to Sailors' Questions in Worldwide all hands call By MC1 Elliott Fabrizio
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) talked with Sailors around the world in an All Hands Call, broadcast from the Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, Md., March 5. Vice Adm. Bill Moran, CNP, and Fleet Master Chief for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) April Beldo, updated Sailors on Navy subjects including pay, the Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP), advancement and Tuition Assistance (TA). "Fleet and I are always interested in hearing what Sailors are hearing in the Fleet and what questions they have," said Moran. "This gives us the opportunity to give them the right information and beat back any bad information that is circulating." Sailors asked live questions via satellite, telephone and social media. The Secretary of the Navy approved raises to Career Sea Pay allowance and a Sailor from San Diego asked via satellite when the increases would show up in Sailors' paychecks. "We think within the next 60 days we're going to start improving the pay of anybody on Career Sea Pay today," said Moran. Via telephone, a Sailor from USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) asked if the Navy had plans to fully adopt the Career Intermission Pilot Program. "The answer is absolutely," said Moran. "The results we've gotten from this program have been very positive. People have been able to go out and get a college degree, start a family, or start another job and have come back into the Navy and picked up right where they left off." He added that the Navy is seeking congressional permission next year to remove the 'pilot' moniker and institutionalize it across the Navy. Sailors aware of plans to change the advancement process had several questions about the details, such as removing the point value of
Good Conduct Medals and the timeline. "The things that we are focusing on is evaluations, performance and the advancement score," said Beldo. "Right now we are not changing the points you are given for awards." Moran added, "There's a lot being talked about and discussed with advancement exams and I think it's important for Sailors to know that while we're talking about it, nothing is being implemented in this March cycle. It's more likely to be a year from now that you'll see these changes take place, and we will communicate that to all of you." From in-studio, a Sailor had a question about the TA program. "The Navy has been 100 percent on TA for the longest time, and even when the other branches of service dropped TA, the Navy kept it at 100 percent; but, I've heard talk of them possibly going down to 75 percent-Have you heard anything about that?" asked Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Xander Gamble. TA is funded at 100 percent through fiscal year 2014, but Beldo confirmed that Navy TA may see a 25 percent contribution from Sailors in the next fiscal year. "We believe if there is an investment in there from the Sailor, they will be more committed," said Beldo. "I think it will still be a good deal for Sailors." CNP also busted several rumors that Sailors had heard in the fleet. He said there are no plans to increase the length of boot camp, the Navy is not eliminating the Command Advancement Program (CAP) and there are no current plans to add advancement points for warfare pins or fitness exams. More questions Sailors submitted that were not answered during the All Hands Call will be addressed next week in All Hands Magazine. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.
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.
If you are the victim of a crime, report the incident to Security Dispatch at 081-568-5638.
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coastal riverine Force admits Women to combat Billets From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Department of the Navy announced March 7 that women can now be assigned to previously closed positions in the Coastal Riverine Force, continuing in the Department of Defense's rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. The 30-day Congressional notification requirement ended March 6, which now opens 267 Navy positions in the Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) for the assignment of women. The 267 Navy positions in the CRF small craft include both female officers and enlisted. "Our continuing effort to maximize all professional opportunities for women in the Navy and Marine Corps takes another step with the opening the Coastal Riverine Force to female officers and Sailors," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "We consistently strive to ensure all Sailors and Marines, regardless of gender, have a path toward a successful military career. This not only makes us better warfighters, but it ensures our Navy and Marine Corps remains the finest expeditionary fighting force in the world." With the opening of these billets to females, the only remaining community that is still closed to women is Special Warfare--an issue Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Navy continue to work on together. Thirteen women have been identified as the first candidates for the newly opened positions. Since last fall, nine enlisted women have been administratively assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, Delta Company, 1st Platoon, located in Portsmouth, Va.
Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 participate in pre-deployment exercises in a riverine command boat. (Photo by MC1 Andre N. McIntyre)
The administrative assignment was done to assist with management of the training cycle, in anticipation of Secretary of Defense and Congressional approval to open previously excluded billets to women. CRS-2 will be the first unit in the CRF to assign women to boats capable of the Riverine mission. The nine women in CRS-2 have completed the required training, have been screened for the billets, and all nine have been awarded
their Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). The end of the congressional notification period clears the way for these women to deploy with their squadron and potentially be assigned as crewmembers on boats. There are two other active component squadrons with the same mission: Coastal Riverine Squadron Four in Virginia Beach, Va., and Coastal Riverine Squadron Three, in San Diego. With the complex and intense
training required of Coastal Riverine Sailors, and in preparation for the lifting of the women in combat exclusion, both Squadrons are implementing plans to incorporate women into squadrons capable of the Riverine mission as soon as feasible. CRS-2 is scheduled to deploy this summer and is currently in predeployment training. CRS-4 recently returned from deployment and CRS-3, Delta
Company, recently deployed. CRF operates in harbors, rivers, bays, across the littorals and ashore. The primary mission of CRF is to conduct maritime security operations across all phases of military operations by defending high value assets, critical maritime infrastructure, ports and harbors both inland and on coastal waterways against enemies, and when commanded conduct offensive combat operations.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued USNH NAPLES OFFERS TOBACCO CESSATION COUNSELING. Tired of being controlled by tobacco? We can help you quit! Individual sessions are available to active duty members and their dependents in the Health Promotions department at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. To make an appointment, please call DSN 629-6445 or 081-811-6445, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit us at the hospital's Public Health front desk, located in the main Atrium on the 1st floor. 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. 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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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-the-Tots-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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Friday, March 14 4:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, PG (3D) 6 p.m. Labor Day, PG-13 7 p.m. Endless Love, PG-13, 8:30 p.m. Winter's Tale, PG-13, Premiere Showing
Monday, March 17 Closed, No Movies Tuesday, March 18 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, March 19 4:30 p.m. Endless Love, PG-13 6 p.m. Her, R, Last Showing 300: Rise of an Empire, R 7 p.m. (3D)
Saturday, March 15 The Lego Movie, PG (3D) Robocop, PG-13 300: Rise of an Empire, R (3D) 7 p.m. The Monuments Men, PG-13 8:30 p.m. About Last Night, R, Premiere Showing
Thursday, March 20 4:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, PG 6 p.m. Winter's Tale, PG-13 7 p.m. The Monuments Men, PG-13
Sunday, March 16 Mr. Peabody and Sherman, PG (3D) 4 p.m. Labor Day, PG-13 6:30 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire, R 7 p.m. Her, R
Friday, March 21 4:30 p.m. The Lego Movie, PG 6 p.m. Muppets Most Wanted, PG (3D) About Last Night, R 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Pompeii, PG-13, Premiere Showing
3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
Movie Descriptions INTER’S TALE, PG-13, Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt. Drama, 118 min. Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, "Winter's Tale" is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.
00: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, R, Cast: Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, Sullivan Stapleton, Jamie Blackley. Action/Adventure, 102 min. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. This film pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
BOUT LAST NIGHT, R, Cast: Cast: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald. Comedy, 100 min. A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
R. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, PG, Cast: Ty Burell, Max Charles, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert. Family, Comedy, Adaptation, Animated, 92 min. Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The Wabac - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.
ABOR DAY, PG-13, Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Giffith, Toby Mcguire, Tom Lipinsk. Drama, Adaptation, 111 min. Thirteenyear-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother, Adele, while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
ER, R, Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt. Romance, Drama, 126 min. In Los Angeles, in the near future, lives Theodore Twombly - a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that prom-
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TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MIlITARy AND NATO I.D. CARD HOlDERS USO DAILY TOURS March 16 Positano and Amalfi ............€49 March 22 Monthly Special: Caserta Vecchia....................€10 March 23 Grand Tour of Mt. Vesuvius.........................€54 March 26 Papal Audience in Rome ....€43 March 27 Buffalo Farm and Mozzarella Factory ..................................€43 WEEKEND TOURS March 15-16 The Trulli of Alberobello . . . . . . . . . .€154 April 6-12 Spring break in Greece . . . . . . . . . .€825 April 12-13 Spring Weekend in Perugia and Assisi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€188 April 19-20 Easter in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . .€178
No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies
ises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. NDLESS LOVE, PG-13, Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, Gabriella Wilde, Dayo Okeniyi, Anna Enger. Drama, 105 min. This film is the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
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.
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.
UPPETS MOST WANTED, PG, Cast: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal. Animation, Family, 113 min. This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic.
OMPEII, PG-13, Cast: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris. Action/Adventure, Historical, Period, 102 min. Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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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10 Things to Know March is Navy Nutrition Month Before You PCS Getting your Health Goals Back on Track
Use These Tips During Your Next Move
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
From Navy Military Claims Office
A study released by the University Of Scranton in January revealed the most popular New Year's Resolutions for 2014. Not surprisingly, "lose weight" and "stay fit and healthy" were the top two. The same study revealed that just eight percent of people go on to achieve their New Year's goals by year's end, with 36 percent straying from their resolutions after just one month. If you fall into the 36 percent bracket, Navy Physical Readiness and Operational Stress Control programs have tips to help you reenergize your commitments, get back on track and take the stress out of success. "March is Navy Nutrition Month, which is a great time to take a look at the health and wellness goals you may have set in January," said Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. "Most people tend to rely more on physical activity and less on a balanced diet to achieve their goals. Movement is only half of the fitness picture. What you consume makes a difference. Eating well and staying hydrated are equally as important." With the rising cost of food and busy schedules, eating well may seem challenging. Finding nutritious alternatives to convenient comfort foods can take the stress out of maintaining healthy habits. "Even with busy schedules and the temptation of fast food options that seem like time and budget savers, it is possible to prepare a quick nutritious meal without breaking the bank," said Lt. Cmdr. Amit Sood, a clinical dietician. "Start with a menu of meals you and your family will like and go online for healthy recipe versions. Try www.usda.gov for options. Check your kitchen to see what foods you already have on hand, and determine low-cost substitutions for what you're based on your grocery budget." Sood also suggests preparing meals on weekends and when off duty to save precious time during busy evenings-and to avoid the temptation of heading to a fast food "drive-thru" on the way home. Planning meals and eating at home more often can lead to cuts in both calories and spending. "If you do decide to go out for dinner, plan ahead and think about what you have a taste for," said Sood. "A salad with lots of vegetables is a great option to help fill you up, but ask for the dressing on the side to keep the salad nutritious." The same can be applied to beverages by choosing water over sugary and calorie-dense options. "Staying hydrated without excess calories will also benefit your overall health and achieve or maintain any weight management goals." "Whether you're still trying to lose the holiday pounds or just want to maintain wellness, proper fitness and nutrition are essential in boosting your abilities to effectively navigate stress," said Capt. Kurt Scott, Navy Resilience Chief. "Applying Predictability and Controllability-two of the Five Principles of Resilience-can empower Sailors and families to achieve their health and wellness goals while maintaining long term success," said Scott. To help you recommit to your resolutions, check out the resources available to Sailors, families and civilians through the U.S. Department of Agriculture at www.usda.gov, including a food intake tracker and a customizable recipe finder.
Review the www.move.mil website and read the "Its Your Move Guide" located on the site. The process for most moves has changed under the recently-developed Defense Personal Property Program (DP3). The most significant change under the DP3 is the online Defense Personal Property System (DPS), which automates the move process and allows you to settle claims directly online with your Transportation Service Provider (TSP). The move.mil site contains valuable information and is your gateway to DPS. Evaluate your personal property before the TSP arrives at your home. Identify your high value/high risk items and set them aside to ensure you have a complete inventory. Consider videotaping or photographing your property and having valuable items (e.g., artwork, collectibles, heirlooms) appraised prior to your move. You may also prepare your own detailed inventory prior to the TSP's arrival to accompany the ones it prepares. Carry all appraisals, original receipts, and inventory copies with you. Remember: In the unfortunate event that you suffer loss or damage and must file a claim, it is your responsibility to substantiate ownership, value and that an item was tendered to the TSP. Ensure all inventories are completed with accurate, detailed information. Don't make the mistake of not listing valuables for fear they may be stolen. You need to properly document all items in the event they are lost or damaged. For example, if you own an Xbox, laptop, "Doctor Dre" Headphones and an iPod, the inventory description should not be "electronics"; contents should be specifically identified and described. Don't simply list "large TV"; rather include the make, size, and model number (if available). If you own a collection of CDs and DVDs, don't merely state "living room items". Instead, include the number of CDs/DVDs contained in each box. If you are moving china or crystal, make sure the inventory indicates this with the brand name and not a general description of "dishes" or kitchenware". If you own an expensive Persian rug, the inventory should not simply state "rug". Be sure to review all inventories thoroughly before signing. If you disagree with the condition or contents of the inventory, mark it in the "remarks" section or in the exceptions space before signing. Be sure the TSP provides you with copies of all inventories. Carry these documents with you.
Make sure you are properly insured. The Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) provides Full Replacement Value (FRV) protection for lost or damage items
within certain limits. Information on these insurance limits is located on the move.mil website. You may wish to consider obtaining additional insurance if you are moving expensive or high-value items. 5.
If possible, have plenty of help on the day of pack-out to better monitor the events taking place in your home.
Note any damages to the home during pack-out and at delivery. If the TSP doesn't provide forms to document damage to the home (i.e. scuffed walls or floors), you can note the damage on the inventory or other shipping documents before signing. Contact the TSP immediately to start the discussions for repairing this type of damage - it is not covered by the DP3 claims program and the timeframes outlined below do not apply.
Continuously update your contact information in DPS so the TSP and/or the Personal Property Service Office can quickly reach you if necessary.
Note any obvious loss or damage on the "Notice of Loss or Damage at Delivery" form provided to you at delivery. Also, you must acknowledge receipt of all high value items on the high value/high risk inventory at the time of delivery. Take the time at delivery to inspect items and note any loss or damage. Pay special attention to the wording above your signature block on all documents as there are often specific claims provisions from the TSP that you need to comply with.
You have 75 days following delivery to note any loss or damage not noted at the time of delivery. Normally, loss or damage noticed after delivery is recorded in DPS. You can also mail, fax or email the list of damaged/lost items to the TSP as long as you are timely and you keep proof of the notice. Failure to provide timely notice of loss or damage can result in the denial of your claim. Problems accessing DPS is not a valid excuse for missing the 75-day deadline and contacting the DPS help desk does not count as notice. If you have trouble accessing DPS, you should provide notice to the TSP using the information provided on your delivery forms.
10. You must file your claim against the TSP within 9 months of delivery in order to qualify for FRV for your lost or damaged items. All claims must be filed within two (2) years. Payments on claims filed between nine (9) months and two (2) years are limited to the fair market (depreciated) value for lost or destroyed items (vice FRV). Your claim will initially be against the TSP and the TSP will attempt to negotiate a settlement with you. Call us should you have any questions about negotiations, offers made by the TSP, time frames for TSP responses, or transferring
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Ask the Doctor: How Do I Know That a Fever Is Okay?
ASC Napoli Competes in Michael Brendel Tournament
By Lt. Elizabeth Fidler, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples
According to the National Institutes of Health, half the average personâ€™s weight gain will occur in the six weeks following the holiday season! With more than half of Americans suffering from obesity and obesityrelated disease, it is common to pursue a healthier lifestyle in the first months of a new year. If you have chronic health conditions, talk to your provider prior to starting a new exercise regimen. Your healthcare team has a lot of great resources to help you get healthier over the long term. The hospitalâ€™s nutritionist is available via a consult from your Primary Care Manager. She can suggest great strategies for healthy food behaviors. There are also wellness classes every month through the Health Promotions department. For current smokers, we encourage you to quit in 2014, as a smoke-free life will have a significantly positive effect on your health. Our Health Promotions offers a wide array of smoking cessation tools. Next, make a plan for timely achievement of reasonable and healthy goals. Studies show that people who have goals with set end points and built in rewards do better. If your goal is weight loss, one or two pounds a week is optimal. Make sure that the reward is a healthy decision, like a trip or an activity. Use your resources in the community, whether that is a trainer or partner for the gym, joining community exercise programs, attending classes, or starting your own accountability program. Celebrate your victories. Even small lifestyle changes help towards achieving long term goals. If you are a smoker, celebrate the first two weeks with no cigarettes. If you need to lose weight, celebrate at the 10-pound mark. If you want to lower your cholesterol, celebrate when your bad cholesterol gets within normal limits. Finally, we are always here to help. If you have questions or concerns related to your health, prescriptions, or diagnoses, call your Medical Home Port at 081-811-6271 during business hours, or contact us 24/7 through www.Relayhealth.com.
The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli traveled to Schwabach, Germany in February to compete in the 12th Annual Michael Brendel Soccer Tournament. The various age group teams for ASC Napoli came out of the tournament with other German and Italian teams with good rankings. The U-15 girls placed second, the U-15 boys placed third and the high school girls finished third. Rachel Vosler won the Best Goal Keeper Award for the high school girls. Michael Brendel was an Olympic Development Program soccer coach in Europe from 1996 until he passed away in January, 2002. Brendel organized most of the camps and tournaments for the program in Europe. The tournament is held every year in honor of his love for the game and the youth that play it. (Photo by Lisa Roska)
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Navy Officials Tell Sailors to Verify PRIMS Data From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
With the semiannual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) upcoming, Navy Physical Readiness Program officials remind Sailors to verify their results in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS). "After each PFA, Sailors need to log into PRIMS and ensure their data is entered and accurate," said Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. All commands are required to
report their PFA data via PRIMS no later than 30 days after conducting the PFA in accordance with guidelines established in the Navy's Physical Readiness Program instruction, OPNAVINST 6110.1J. Each Sailor must have a record for both PFA cycles in the year, even if the record reflects non-participation status due to deployment, individual augmentee, medical waiver, etc. Sailors need to verify their data within 60 days so that any corrections can be made by the Command Fitness Leader at the
command level. After six months of PFA completion, record changes can only be made by PRIMS administrators at Navy Personnel Command, which requires a Letter of Correction from the individual's commanding officer, on letter head, that grants authorization to make the change. For more information in PRIMS and physical readiness, visit the Navy' physical readiness Web page at www.npc.navy.mil/support/21st_ Century_Sailor/physical/Pages/ default2.aspx.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1)
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The Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office released a mobile game March 3 as part of the Keep What You've Earned campaign. "Pier Pressure" was designed to promote responsible drinking among Sailors by incorporating real-life choices in an entertaining work-and-play scenario. The app also enables all Sailors to have important alcohol-related resources at their fingertips 24/7, including a blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator and local taxi search. "During the development of the Keep What You've Earned Campaign, we heard from young, enlisted Sailors that the best way to reach them was through their mobile phones," said Dorice Favorite, Director of NADAP. "Pier Pressure will help Sailors understand how responsible drinking can keep their careers on track, and alternatively, how abusing alcohol can lead to serious consequences." Favorite said the idea for the game came from the Sailors themselves, and NADAP engaged more than 110 Sailors in the testing process to make sure the app was both entertaining and edu-
cational. She explained that the goal of the game is to advance one's career, but players must make the right choices to be successful. "In the game, the choices you make at the bar affect your skill level at work the next day, which in turn affects your player's evaluation reports," said Mike Aukerman, Alcohol Program Manager at NADAP. "Just like in real life, smart drinking choices help advance your career, while poor choices can get you separated from the Navya.k.a. game over." Pier Pressure also features leaderboards, enabling players to compete with friends and shipmates. In addition to the game, the app provides resources to help Sailors drink responsibly in real life. The BAC calculator can help remind Sailors when they have had too much to drive, and the local taxi search can help them find a safe ride home. You can download the app now at the Apple iTunes or Google Play app stores. For more information and to help promote responsible drinking within your command, you can access materials and resources from NADAP's Keep What You've Earned campaign, available at www.nadap.navy.mil.
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Search and rescue (SAR) swimmers aboard amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5), responded to a vessel in distress in the Aegean Sea, March 8. When the SAR team from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 arrived on-scene, they observed the Turkish-flagged container vessel, Yusuf Cepnioglu, had run aground. The vessel was listing with the stern completely submerged and leaning against the rocky shoreline. Two individuals were seen on the ship's bridge wing and upon request for assistance from the vessel's chief officer, the SAR team requested they move to the top of the bridge. "Initially, we saw a vessel listing on the rocks, an overturned life boat, a beached raft, and two guys on the bridge," said Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Taylor Gehricke a search and rescue swimmer from Tampa, Fla. "We conducted a search looking for others, but there was no one else on the vessel." While the SAR helicopter was hovering over the vessel, the crew encountered heavy winds and rough seas. Despite these conditions, the team lowered Gehricke, to the top of the vessel's bridge to rescue to two stranded mariners. Gehricke placed the rescue
strop around the first individual and they were lifted 70 feet back to the helicopter. The vessel was listing even more as the rescue swimmer approached the top of the bridge to save the second mariner. Despite Gehricke and the mariner falling to the deck multiple times, the strop remained attached and both were brought back to the helicopter safely. "The ship started rocking and shaking really hard," said Gehricke. "I fell multiple times rescuing the second mariner. Situations like this are why I joined the Navy, to help people." Once the mariners had been rescued, the SAR team brought them back to the flight deck aboard Bataan where the medical team was standing by to assist. "The initial word reported was for possible hypothermia," said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Thomas Ramocki from Wakefield, Mass. "When the mariners arrived they were able to walk to the ship's medical facilities where they were assessed by staff." Ramocki said that Bataan's medical team assessed the mariners from head to toe, and determined they were in good health. The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
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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)
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a Glimpse around the Fleet
Above: Naval Air Facility Misawa and its tenant and deployed command personnel participate in a remembrance ceremony, March 11, in honor of the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japan experienced a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake, March 11, 2011, which also triggered a massive tsunami that devastated Japan's eastern seaboard. (Photo by MC3 Class Erin Devenberg) Right: U.S. Marines with Battalion landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and members of the Hellenic Army fast-rope out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Greece during a bilateral training exercise, March 8. The U.S. and Greece regularly conduct scheduled military exercises to strengthen professional and personal relationships. The MEU is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations. (Photo by Cpl. Caleb McDonald)
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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 MARCH 20 Supervisory General Engineer, GS-0801-14, ANN# EUR14-752157-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-14, ANN#EUR14-766064-KB, Full Time Permanent Housing Manager, GS-1173-13, ANN#EUR14-772727-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisor Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Employee Benefits), GS0201-12, ANN#EUR14-778041KB, Full Time Permanent CLOSING DATE MARCH 27 Environmental Engineer, GS0819-12, ANN#EUR14-760060AV, Full Time Permanent Interdisciplinary Supv Engineer/Architect/Community Planner, GS-08XX/0020-13, ANN #EUR14-756286-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-13, ANN# EUR14-769661-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Firefighter, GS0081-09, ANN#EUR14-779463AG, Full Time Permanent Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-09, ANN#EUR14-784507-AG, Full Time Permanent Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-09 KPP 11 OR GS0501-11, ANN#EUR14-772762KB, Full Time Permanent Protocol Specialist, GS-030112, ANN#EUR14-785133-EG,
Full Time Temporary Management Assistant (Multiple Positions), GS-0344-07, ANN#EUR14-785139-EG, Full Time Temporary Management Analyst, GS-034312, ANN#EUR14-785117-EG, Full Time Permanent Financial Technician, GS0503-06, ANN#EUR14-785091EG, Full Time Permanent Purchasing Agent, GS-1105-06 KPP 07/08/09 OR GS-1105-07 KPP 08/09 OR GS-1105-08 KPP 09 OR GS-1105-09, ANN#EUR14752241-JC-R1, Full Time Permanent Management & Program Analyst, GS-0343-12, ANN#EUR14787306-JC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Telecommunications Specialist, GS-0391-13, ANN#EUR14-778982-JC, Full Time Permanent
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DATE MARCH 20 Financial Management Analyst, Ua-0501-02, ANN#66096783296-EG, Full Time Permanent CLOSING DATE MARCH 27 Secretary (O/A), Ua-0318-04, ANN#66096-785910-EG, Full Time Temporary School Support Assistant, Ua0303-03, ANN#HE5509-787328JC, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-568-5409. 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. March 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_Per firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSA NAPLES U.S. POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Education Aid/Technician, CY1702-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 6weeks 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 PreTeen 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#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, NA7408-04, 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. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#14-043 flexible, Golf Course, Carney Park. Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier.
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 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 EUROPE DISTRICT ADMIN Ann#140000N9 Human Resources Associate/61/NF-02/ FPT– One Vacancy. Open Until Filled. Pay: $9.00- $11.00. Performs a variety of HR support duties that involve recruiting; screening; staffing; processing personnel actions; conducting orientation training. Types a variety of forms, letters; compiles statistical data using the automated personnel system/database. Direct Human Resources experience preferred. 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#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. Ann#Worker/CS/NA-02/Flex One Vacancy. Pay Rate: $10.34. Performs various duties including loading/unloading merchandise, verifying type and quantities; prepares merchandise for stocking and stocks shelves; assists in conducting periodic inventories; assists customers and keeps storage, layaway and sales areas clean and orderly. May include cart retrieval in an Exchange store, storeroom and/or location. Ann#140000A9 Store Worker/ W3/NA-02/Flex – One Vacancy. Pay Rate: $10.34. Performs various duties including loading/ unloading merchandise, verifying type and quantities; prepares merchandise for stocking and stocks shelves; assists in conducting periodic inventories; assists customers and keeps storage, layaway and sales areas clean and orderly. May include cart retrieval in an Exchange store, storeroom and/or location.