Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy
59th year, No. 12
Friday, March 28, 2014
TIME CHANGE SUNDAY
Viewing Napoli Story and photos by Michael Maddox
Napoli is rich in sights and stories. Three viewing places Castel dell’Ovo, Parco Virgiliano and Castel Sant’Elmo - provide you with panoramic views of the city, the bay, the islands, and Mount Vesuvius. And, like many places in this ancient land of many cultures, each has its own story or legend. Castel dell’Ovo (The Egg Castle) Castel dell’Ovo pokes out from the shoreline of Napoli, past all the other buildings. From the top of the castle, you’re rewarded with a sweeping view of the gulf, the Sorrento Peninsula, Capri, and the Posillipo Peninsula. To the west towers Mount Vesuvius, and below is the port filled with sailboats and commercial vessels. Lungomare is visible with a look back, which is a waterside promenade, curves past the Villa Comunale (city park), to the American consulate, and then to the Mergellina boat dock.
Remember to “spring ahead” this weekend. The time changes officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 30.
A breathtaking view of Napoli is easily obtained from the historic Castel Sant'Elmo.
After your walk on top of the castle, you can dine in the Borgo Marinari area at the castle’s base, or on the waterfront. From the many nearby seaside cafes and restaurants, you can experience the best people-watching in Napoli, as families, friends and couples stroll by. All this while you sip a drink or nibble a cor-
netto and gaze at the bay. What a way to experience Italia. Virgil, the great Roman poet, is said to have buried a magic egg in the castle. As long as the egg is intact, Napoli is safe. But bad fortune will strike if the egg ever cracks—at least according to legend. Though the egg has never cracked, wars, earthquakes,
eruptions and poverty have struck the city over the centuries, and yet Castel dell’Ovo and the surrounding area is flourishing. I think the perseverance, will and planning of the people of Napoli, rather than Virgil’s egg, created this good fortune. See VIEWING NAPOLI Page 4
70 Years Later By Steve Ursell, Training Officer for Naval Support Activity Naples
Allied officers climbed above the observatory to monitor Mount Vesuvius 70 years ago because of the rumblings under their feet and the smoke emitting into the sky. Within days, 26 Italians had perished and nearly 90 B-25 Mitchell bombers and three villages were destroyed. Many residents had survived Nazi occupation, Allied bombings and remembered the eruptions of 1906 and 1929. These experiences kept the number of deaths very low, as nearly all deaths were due to collapsed roofs, and none were due to lava flow. Today, most people living near Vesuvius have never seen an eruption. These residents are members of a generation of Neapolitans that has not existed for nearly 400 years. When it erupted in 1631, the volcano had only been asleep for 59 years. Vesuvius is one of the most extensively monitored volcanos in the world.
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Volcanologists work to provide enough warning to evacuate the local population should signs of an eruption begin. Emergency Management and leadership from Naval Support Activity Naples have met with their counter parts in the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile four times in the past 18 months. A major topic of conversation was the updated 2001 Vesuvius Emergency Plan that becomes effective in April. Officials in Rome recently approved the plan, which increases the size of the “Red Zone” surrounding Vesuvius and formally establishes havens for displaced citizens. Hundreds of minor seismic events occur each year, but rarely are they felt by residents living nearby. The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) operates the oldest volcano observatory in the world and its website includes two publically viewable sensors, along with many articles in both English and Italian. See 70 YEARS LATER Page 4
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The Navy's Chief of Information recently announced the winners of the 2013 Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards. These awards are named in honor of Senior Chief Journalist Russell D. Egnor, who served the Navy for more than 40 years as a highly accomplished journalist. The annual Navywide awards program recognizes excellence in journalism, photography, videography, and graphic arts among Navy commands and their public affairs and visual information specialists. AFN Naples personnel placed in four individual categories: • Audio- Feature Report: 2nd place- Breast Cancer Awareness, MC2 Emily Williams Honorable Mention- Cardinal Visits Naples, MC3 Nicole Vandergriend
• Graphics-Animation: 3rd place- Healthy Meal makeover, MC3 Erica Yelland Mount Vesuvius erupting in March 1944. (Photo by United States Army Air Forces B24 Tailgunner John Reinhardt)
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Weekly Crime Report
From NSA Naples Public Affairs
• Audio- News Report: 2nd place- Improving Our Community, MC2 Emily Williams
W hAt ’ s I NsIde Review what happened between March 19 and March 25.
Naples Recognized Through Navy Media Awards
Naval Forces Support Nation’s Global Mission Page 5
NSA Naples CPOA Visits Casa Mia Community Center Page 13
• Video Series: 3rd place- Auxiliary Security Force Training, MC3 Nicole Vandergriend Panorama was awarded third place for Civilian Enterprise News Publication in the unit category. The newspaper is made possible by the weekly contributions from service members, teachers, parents, students and base organizations, which are able to help our newspaper share information with everyone serving in Naples. Community members are reminded to look at the bottom of page 2 for guidelines and information on submitting articles and photos to Panorama.
March 28, 2014
By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer
Now - April 23: Annual Utility/ Recurring Maintenance Survey Opens
March 31: Registration for April and May Swim Lessons
A week ago today, NSA Naples suffered the tragic and unexpected loss of an incredibly impactful man, Chaplain John Keith. Lt. Cmdr. Keith was a light, a man of grace, a man of God, and an example to us all. He was not somebody who just preached in church on Sundays; he showed us the way to walk a true path of lofty ideals that were made real by his life. He was a faithful and tireless servant, a mentor to many, a friend to even more. In a world with very few truly good men, John Keith was a truly good man. John and his family shared a mantra, “Trust God, work hard, and dream big.” He shared a life that embodied these concepts with his wife and sons. Regina, Jonathan and Josh, you all will forever remain a part of our lives, the lives you and John have touched so deeply. He preached in his final sermon about grace, saying, “I know, for me, I’m in a place of grace. …Grace is freedom in Christ. The answer to the issue of death is that Jesus is the great I AM.” Reading his words, I know, this day, we all need God’s grace more than ever. Our struggle to attain his ideal now becomes much more difficult and laborious without his guidance. Naples, the Navy and the world are a greyer place without him. He was an example to us all and worthy of emulation – a man of grace, hope, limitless kindness and eternal optimism. A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Support Site Chapel, with reception to follow. I would encourage all interested to attend. Uniform will be Service Dress Blues with ribbons for participants and Service Dress Blues with ribbons/uniform of the day for attendees. For more information, please call the Support Site Chapel at DSN 629-4600 or 081-811-4600.
The annual Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility and Recurring Maintenance Survey for Italy is being conducted until April 23. Service members residing in private housing off base are eligible to take the online survey and will be asked to report average monthly costs for utilities and routine maintenance expenses incurred over the last 12 months. Find the survey at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/marutil.cfm. Data provided will directly impact the Utility/Recurring Maintenance allowance paid to service members who regularly receive OHA in Italy.
Group and private swim lessons will be offered beginning on Saturday, April 19. Group lessons are four consecutive Saturdays lasting 40 minutes, and the fee is $30 per participant for the month. Class times vary based on age and ability. Private lessons are offered on Saturdays as well for a fee of $20 per 30-minute lesson or $75 for 4 private lessons. Payment is by cash or check only and the deadline for registration is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Class minimum/maximum is 3/6 and class will not be held if minimum is not met. For more information, please call the Capo Fit Zone Pool at DSN 626-4254 or 081-568-4254.
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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The smoking area between the Capo Clinic and the Bella Napoli food court will be secured if cleanliness and courtesy are not maintained. Cigarette butts are to be discarded in the provided trash receptacles and spitting on the ground and around others is unacceptable.
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 and Bunny Assistant. Transportation will be available from Support Site to Carney Park for all volunteers. The event will be on Saturday, 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 commandsponsored 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 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.
Navy College Office Testing Schedule The Navy College Office is offering the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) every Tuesday and Thursday 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: 6262518 or Dr. Harris-Sims in the Navy College Office at email@example.com to sign up.
March 30: USO Free Bingo
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USO Naples will host a free Spring Bingo event on Sunday, March 30 at the Naples High School cafeteria from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The event will feature bingo games, giveaways and food vendors. Bingo prizes include gift baskets, electronics, home appliances and more. Doors open at 3 p.m. and seating is first come, first serve. For more info, please contact the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903.
March 30: Intramural Softball Officials’ Clinic Individuals interested in officiating adult softball games are required to attend a mandatory Officials’ Clinic on Sunday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Support Site Fitness Forum conference room. No experience is necessary and you will be compensated for games you officiate. For more information, call Intramural Sports at DSN 629-6528/29 or 081-811-6528/29.
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March 31 – April 4: Registration for Spring 2014 Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes Spaces available for all ages. Parents may sign up for a 15-minute assessment at the front desk, which are required for grades K-6th prior to registration and will be held during registration week, from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the Youth Center gym. All other children can register at any time on a first come, first served basis. PAYS certificate is required to register. Space is limited. Call Youth Activities for more information, including class days and times. DSN 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.
April 1: Autism Awareness Day at Reel Time Theater On April 1st, 2014 at 1730 Child and Youth Programs, in celebration of Autism Awareness Day, will be showing the movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" at the Support Site Reel Time Theater on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. The free showing, with tickets being made available at 5 p.m. the day of the show, is in support of children with autism. The movie will be showed with the lights slightly raised and the volume lowered. All community members are welcome to come support and celebrate autism awareness with this special showing. Tickets will be first come first serve. For more information, please call Chris Kasparek at DSN 629-4390.
April 2: Rob Lake Magic presented by Armed Forces Entertainment The Rob Lake Magic show is in the Naples High School multi-purpose room at 5 p.m. with autographs to follow. Admission is free to all US ID card holders. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Community Events Director at DSN 626-4984 or 081-568-4894.
April 3: Naples Area Women’s Symposium All hands are invited to a daylong active-duty Women’s Symposium April 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capo Theater. Distinguished guest speakers, interactive panels, breakout sessions, and enlisted/officer specific forums will be featured. Lunch and memento will be provided to first 100 active-duty registrants. A registration table will be available near the Bella Napoli food court from 7 to 8:30 a.m. March 28. For more information, contact Lt. Liza Dougherty, DSN 626-5907.
April 5: SS7 Bridge Clean Up with NASCPOA The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officers Association will be conducting another clean-up and brush removal of the SS7 bridge adjacent to Support Site on Saturday, April 5. The clean-up will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all personnel 18 and older. Volunteers should bring gloves and wear bright clothing, or a reflective vest. For additional information, please call Brent Paucke at 626-6884 or 081-568-6884.
April 8: Coffee Talk with Connect the Tots Connect the Tots is holding a coffee talk for families with young children on Tuesday, April 8 at the TLA Chock Full o’Nuts. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Connect-the-Tots-Club or https://www.facebook.com/connectthetotsnaples.
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Panorama March 28, 2014
T HE I NSIDE P AGE …
IN MEMORIAM: Chaplain John F. Keith, Lt. Cmdr., USN
FOR FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS, SEE PAGE 5.
Lt. Cmdr. John Keith, deputy chaplain for Naval Support Activity Naples, passed away early Saturday morning, March 22. Born in 1964 at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill., Chaplain Keith graduated from San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, Calif., in 1982. He received an Associate of Arts in 1992 from San Bernardino Valley College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 1996 from California Baptist University. Ordained and licensed as a Christian minister in 1996 at Loveland Church in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., in 1999 he was selected as the senior pastor of Sea Breeze Community Church in Tustin, Calif. In 2001, he became the pastor of The Family Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and received his Master of Divinity Degree in January 2003 from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Chaplain Keith received his commission in the Navy Chaplain Corps in October 2003, and upon completing Chaplain School in Newport Rhode Island in April of 2004, Lt. j.g. Keith reported to 3rd Marine Logistics Group as the Headquarters and Service Battalion Chaplain in Okinawa, Japan. In January 2005, he deployed to Sri Lanka as command chaplain of Marine Logistics Regiment-2, Combat Logistics Group-Sri Lanka, JTF-536, in support of Operation Unified Assistance, ministering to the Tsunami victims. While assigned to 3D Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, Lt. Keith was deployed in October 2006 to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to MARCENT-Kuwait as the officer in charge for Patient Affairs Tracking Team, working with the Army’s Theater Mortuary Expeditionary Post Team. He subsequently transferred to Marine Corps Bases Japan, assigned to CREDO as the deputy director in October 2007. In July 2010, Lt. Cmdr. Keith was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 9 and deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn deployment as the CVW-9 command chaplain aboard the USS John C. Stennis. In August 2012, he reported to Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy as Deputy Command Chaplain. Chaplain Keith’s decorations included the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (one gold star); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service medal; Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon and other service and personal awards. Chaplain Keith is survived by his wife, Regina, and two sons, Jonathan and Joshua. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donors may contribute to: Christians in Action Missions International 1318 E Shaw Ave., Ste. 308 Fresno CA 93710-7912 Memo: "Flip-Flop Project in Honor of Chaplain John Keith"
Italian News Briefs
Compiled by Teresa Merola
Baroque Music Festival to be Held in Naples Naples will host the 12th edition of the ‘700 Neapolitan Baroque Music International Festival in some of the most beautiful places in Naples, April 17-25. The festival program, sponsored by the Domenico Scarlatti association, includes free concerts in some of the most impressive complexes, including the Royal Palace, the National Archaeological Museum, the Maschio Angioino castle and the church of San Francesco delle Monache. The event will include food and wine tasting from the region. For more information festivaldel700napoletano.it Thieves Steal 25,000 Euro in Copper Wiring The cemetery in the town of Sant’Antimo, north of Naples, was left in darkness after three thieves escaped with 25,000 euros worth of copper from the lighting system. The thieves were caught by police shortly afterwards, because turning off the lights did not go unnoticed. They were arrested and the copper was returned to the cemetery. Workers re-wired the light system. In Italy the theft of metal has been on the rise with 2,720 people arrested in the first six months of 2013. Copper theft has cost Italy 31 million euro during the past three years. Woman Sues TV Channel for Lottery Number Mixup An unemployed mother thought she had become a millionaire in a town in the Emilia-Romagna region. She was checking her lottery numbers while the TV presenter read them out. Her numbers matched and she scrutinized her numbers several times to make sure she had scooped the 34 million in the Jackpot. But the TV presenter announced, within minutes, that the numbers were the ones that matched the previous week’s draw.
The woman’s joy turned into despair and she sued the channel for shock, anxiety and depression. The RAI offered her 18,000 euro in compensation, but she demanded 50,000 euro. Unfortunately, she no longer has a witness or a recording of the show since the friend who witnessed the incorrect reading passed away, and must now ask RAI for the recording. A verdict is expected by April 24. The incident happened in November 2008, but was recently made public. Mobster Under House Arrest Goes Out for Slice of Pizza A mobster living in house arrest in Ostia, near Rome, was arrested and sent back to court because he couldn’t resist his craving for a slice of pizza and left his house illegally. According to police officers, if he had just waited 30 minutes, he would have been able to go out his house legally, since he is allowed out between 10 a.m. and noon daily. The man spent a night in prison and was able to persuade a judge to overlook his pizza violation. His lawyer said he ate a slice of pizza before going to buy medicine for his diabetes, and the constitutional court allows making a mistake of a few minutes. Tax Reduction for Those Who Adopt Stray Dogs or Cats Fiumicino city administration, near Rome, approved a 50 percent discount on waste collection tax if residents adopt a dog or a cat from the local municipal pound. This initiative was approved in the town’s financial budget for 2014. This idea is going to make a double savings for the municipality cashes that pay five euro daily to the maintenance of the pets and for residents that will pay less tax. In future years, the municipality will check the state of health of the pets before approving the reduction of waste taxes to residents.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 way to the top, visitors drive past lava flows from 1944 and past the original Vesuvius Observatory. Though the building is now a museum, it was inaugurated in 1845 and has survived eight eruptions. During the 1872 eruption, the observatory director, Luigi Palmieri, remained in the building as it was surrounded by lava in order to continue making observations. For anyone willing to buy a ticket and walk the final 600 feet, Mount Vesuvius provides spectacular views 4,200 feet above Naples. On a clear day, a careful observer can pick out the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Looking into its crater visitors can see Vesuvius venting gasses. Two other volcanos are visible from the top of Mount Vesuvius. Quiet since 1302, Ischia rises above the sea as it has for thousands of years. The other volcano cannot be seen since it is located beneath Pozzuoli. Known as Campi Flegrei, its last eruption in 1538 created Monte Nuovo near Carney Park. We don’t know when, but history is sure to repeat itself and Mount Vesuvius will erupt once more. For one of the most extensively monitored volcanos in the world, volcanologists expect to provide enough of an evacuation warning for the Neapolitan generation that hasn’t witnessed one yet. Just offshore on the island of Nisida, Brutus and Cassius plotted the assassination of Julius Caesar. today, Nisida hosts a prison for juveniles. (Photos by Michael Maddox)
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Parco Virgiliano (The Literary Park) On a visit to Parco Virgiliano, what will you see? More than likely, you’ll see people enjoying a sunny day while walking the tree-lined paths, their children running in the playground, and other couples lying on the grass gazing at the Gulf of Napoli and the islands of Nisida, Ischia, and Procida. Also, you’ll see the defunct steelworks of Mussolini spread out below you. Someday, perhaps, that land will be restored and you’ll be able to visit that shoreline as well. Now, however, you can enjoy the result of smart land planning: the Parco Virgiliano. In the 1980s, the Department of the Environment began creating and restoring public parks and naming them with different themes that would showcase the city’s abundant culture. Parco Virgiliano, also called Parco di Posillipo, was titled “The Literary Park.” The result is different than the original concept, since the park contains statues of the liberators Simón Bolívar of South America and Mohandas Gandhi of India, rather than statues of famous Italian writers such as Virgil, Petrarch, Dante, and Macchiavelli. The misnomer does not take away from the beauty of the park, which is a popular place to stroll, gaze, read and play. Peering over the cliff, you’ll see a villa and a small amphitheater that belonged to a Roman aristocrat. He called it Pausylipon, which means “respite from pain.” As you look at the blue waters of the Mediterranean, you too can meditate on nature and life, and relax for a while from the cares of responsibility. Even pretty places in this land of many centuries have their stories of myth and intrigue. Just
A waterfront view of Castel dell’Ovo poking out from the shore line.
offshore on the island of Nisida, Brutus and Cassius plotted the assassination of Julius Caesar. Today, Nisida hosts a prison for juveniles. Castel Sant’Elmo Lording over Napoli, high on a hill, Castel Sant’Elmo was also a prison, and it was a symbol of domination by the ruling powers over the poor people below. Now, it’s one of the great places in Napoli to visit, with a spectacular, on-top-of-the-city, 360-degree view. For a few euros, or your artecard, you can walk the large wall on top of the castle. To the east and southeast you’ll see the vast city, the port, churches and the straight street of Spaccanapoli stretching towards Mount Vesuvius. To the south is downtown Napoli, the Piazza del Plebiscito, Galleria Umberto I, Villa Comunale, the gulf, Sorrento and Capri. To the southwest is Castel dell’Ovo, Lungomare, Posillipo, and Ischia. To the north is Camoldoli and Capodimonte.
Next to Castel Sant’Elmo is the monastery Certosa di San Martino, with its museum of presepes, royal carriages, a display of the maritime history of Napoli, and—as in many places in Napoli—great art. The castle, once a symbol of dominance, now hosts music, art, and cultural events, as well as a spectacular scenic view. Napoli is rich in art, culture, religion, history and also legends and stories. These three viewing places overlook it all: Castel dell’Ovo, Parco Virgiliano, and Castel Sant’ Elmo. Get up, get high, and enjoy the panoramic views.
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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.
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Navy Secretary: Naval Forces Support Nation's Global Mission From Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
More than 200 years ago, the architects of the Constitution recognized that the nation needed a naval force to operate continuously in war and peace, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said March 25. At that time, the United States had a crucial role in the world, he said at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee. "Today, that role is exponentially larger," Mabus noted. "Whether facing high-end combat, asymmetrical threats or humanitarian needs, America's maritime forces are ready and present on Day One of any crisis for any eventuality." In today's dynamic security environment, the forward presence of naval assets serves to reassure the nation's partners, he said, "and remind potential adversaries that we are never far away." When an international crisis develops, this presence offers the president immediate and capable options, Mabus said. In just the past year, he added, naval forces have operated throughout the Pacific region, in Afghanistan and from the Gulf of Guinea to the Arctic Circle. The 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review are focused on maritime issues and require naval forces to be forwarddeployed, the secretary said. People, platforms, power, and partnerships - the key factors that enable the global presence and global action of naval forces have been Mabus' focus as secretary, he added. "In our fiscally constrained times, we have used these priorities to help balance between the readiness of the force, our capabilities, and our capacity," Mabus said. "Our people are our biggest advantage, and we have to ensure that they continue to get the tools they need to do their jobs." One way the Navy is recognizing its people is by increasing sea pay for Sailors and Marines deployed aboard ships, he said. But, Mabus noted, the growth in compensation and benefits threatens to affect all areas of the defense budget. "If this is not addressed, as [Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations] puts it, the quality of work for our Sailors and Marines will
almost certainly decline," he said. Shipbuilding and naval platforms remain key elements of the nation's maritime power, Mabus said. "While we have the most advanced platforms in the world, quantity has a quality all its own," he added. Under the budget plan proposed by the Defense Department, the Navy is on course to return the fleet to 300 ships, the secretary said. The Navy continues to look for ways to spend smarter and more efficiently, Mabus said, an effort that has driven down costs through competition, multiyear buys and "driving harder bargains for taxpayer dollars." Ensuring that ships, vehicles and aircraft have adequate fuel is a national security issue, he said, noting that fuel price increases threaten to degrade operations and training and could affect the number of platforms the nation can afford. "Having more varied, stably priced, American-produced sources of energy makes us better warfighters," Mabus said. "From sail to coal to oil to nuclear, and now to alternative fuels, the Navy has led in energy innovation." Since the end of World War II, the security and stability provided by the forward presence of U.S. naval forces has helped maintain the foundation of the world economy, he said. Today, partnerships with other nations continue to increase in importance, the secretary told committee members. By virtue of their forward presence, the Navy and Marine Corps are well-suited to develop these relationships, Mabus said, "particularly in the innovative, small-footprint ways that are required." With the fiscal year 2015 budget submission, the Navy is seeking to provide Sailors and Marines with the equipment, training and other tools they need to carry out the missions that the nation needs and expects from them, he said. "There are never any permanent homecomings for Sailors and Marines," the secretary said. "In peacetime, wartime and all the time, they remain forward deployed, providing presence and providing whatever's needed for our country. This has been true for 238 years, and it is our task to make sure it remains true now and in the future."
• March 28, Nurturing Touch Child & Infant Massage, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC • March 31 – April 4, Command Financial Specialist Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • April 2, Managing Your Mood, 2 to 4 p.m., Support Site (1 of 5 Sessions) • April 3, Gricignano Market, 9 to 11 a.m., (Carpool from Support Site – Meeting Point is inside TLA Lobby) • April 3, Prenatal Parenting: Nutrition, Fetal & Child Development, and Labor & Delivery, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC (1 of 4 Sessions) • April 3, Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, 6 to 8 p.m., Support Site FFSC (5 of 7 Sessions) • April 4, Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (appointments only), Support Site FFSC • April 4, I.A. Discussion Group, 1 to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. All classes require registration. • March 31 – April 4, Area Orientation/ Intercultural Relations Seminar
10 Naples events for Sexual assault awareness Month From the Naples Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Men and women are victims of sexual assault each year and 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will become the victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime. Sexual assault is the most under reported crime in the military and society in general. Many victims suffer in silence due to fear, embarrassment, and self-blame. Many victims of sexual assault suffer PTSD in greater numbers than those that have served in combat. Sexual assault is unlike any other crime; it is a crime of power and control. It’s the power and control of one person over another and not about sex. Unlike victims of a robbery or physical assault, sexual assault victims are unfairly judged as being complicit in the crime. Why did they drink so much alcohol? Why did they wear those clothes? Why did they go home with the offender? Nobody asks to be a victim of sexual assault, just like victims of a robbery did not ask to be robbed. The Department of Defense and the Department of Navy have established the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) program to support and advocate for victims of sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the 24/7 on-call victim advocate at 335-640-6621 or the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at DSN 6296534, 338-736-3287, or email sapr_nsanaples@ eu.navy.mil. Community members are invited to download an “I believe” pledge card at http://www.startbybelieving.org/Media/1061.pdf. Participants can send their photos with their pledge card to email@example.com. The photos will be displayed at Facebook.com/NaplesFFSC. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Naval Support Activity Naples will be hosting 10 free events to awareness and education. • April 3 at noon: Self Defense class, Capo Fit Zone. Come learn basic self-defense techniques from Sara Spiga of UK Krav Maga. • April 4 at 5:30 a.m.: Silent Walk. Come join the U.S. Naval Hospital at 5:30 a.m. for a silent walk around the base. The silence represents the silence many of our victims suffer. • April 17 at noon: Self Defense class, Capo Fit Zone. Come learn basic self-defense techniques from Sara Spiga of UK Krav Maga. • April 18: Single Sailor Cookout at Capodichino. More information to follow. • April 24 at noon: Self Defense class, Capo Fit Zone. Come learn basic self-defense techniques from Sara Spiga of UK Krav Maga. • April 24: Green Dot training. Hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Time and location to be determined. The Green Dot concept is aimed at increasing good behaviors (green dot) and decreasing bad behaviors (red dots) in a community. • April 25: Green Dot training. Hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Time and location to be determined. • April 27 at 8 a.m.: 5k Run from Support Site gym in honor of victims of sexual assault. • April 28-May 2: Victim Advocate training. Contact the SAPR team at DSN 629-6534 or 629-6545 for the application and to sign up. Open to active duty or DoD civilians only. • April 30 at dusk: Candlelight Vigil outside the Support Site Chapel to honor the victims of sexual assault.
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Six Myths About Enlisted Evaluations Fleet Master Chief April Beldo shares her thoughts on common misconceptions From Defense Media Activity With the fleet having wrapped up its annual E-5 periodic evaluations and the chief petty officer selection board eligible list now released, the staff at All Hands Magazine thought now would be a good time to address some common myths about enlisted evaluations. We recently interviewed Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, the fleet master chief for manpower, personnel, training and education, to get her thoughts on six evaluation myths. Myth 1: Because this is a Sailor's first evaluation at a new command, he or she should expect to get a "P" promotion recommendation when ranked against his or her peers. A: I would not say that it is a "given" that any Sailor's first evaluation at a command is automatically going to be a "P." I have seen where that is not true. I have seen some first evaluations be "MPs." What I would share though is we have to be practical about it. For instance, you have an RDC coming from Recruit Training Command. They've been there for three years and they're a hot runner "EP." Then they check in to VFA-136 as an AT1, let's say, and they've only been there for four months. Should that Sailor have the expectation that they get an "EP?" I don't think they should. I got it that you were an EP at RTC, but you've been here for four months. There are other Sailors that have been at that command for maybe a year or two and they're also front runners. So, we have to take that into consideration. The automatic "myth" is just not true. Are there some commands that use that as a "going in" for recommendations to the ranking board? Sure. Remember, these are the first evals these guys are going to get at this command. They're going to be here for three or four years, and if they're on a ship, some of the sea intensive ratings are going to be there for five years. Are we setting that Sailor up? Is he or she going to be able to sustain that hot running [performance] for five years? We have to take all that into consideration. So, I don't think that it's automatic. I think there is a lot of leadership thought that goes into how we rank our Sailors, and I have to trust that the command master chiefs and commanding officers out there are doing due diligence and really using integrity when they sit down and evaluate their personnel. I believe a board member is going to look at Block 14 and Block 15 and it will tell them right there how long that evaluation period is for. Myth 2: Block 40, the individual trait average, is not as important as the promotion recommendation for a Sailor. Performance trait averages fluctuate based on where Sailors are ranked in a summary group, and are not a true reflection of a Sailor's individual performance. A: Some Sailors may have come to that conclusion because when we take advancement exams, for example, we are not looking at Block 40 for the individual trait average. We are calculating their PMA based on whether they were an "EP," "MP" or "P." So, that might be where that myth comes from. But let's talk about [Sailors] taking the E-7 exam and they get to the [CPO] selection board. And I'll tell you what, as a board member Block 40 meant a lot to me. Because I would compare Block 40 to the reporting senior's summary group average, and whether that Sailor was a "P," "MP" or an "EP," if they were well above that reporting senior's average I took that into account. That meant a lot to me. So, I think maybe there are two stories there: for calculating your exam score, that's why we use the promotion recommendation. But, now that you're taking that chief's exam and you're making the board, I'm definitely looking at Block 40 to see what your individual trait average is. As we all know, we do make some very junior chief petty officers - seven or eight years. That board member will go back at least five years. I might see a second class eval. Is Block 40 then going to come into account for me? Absolutely, and I'm definitely going to be reading it. Block 40 might not matter today, but is it going to matter in your future? So, let's not discount how important it is to work hard for every single trait. Myth 3: Block 41, assignment recommendations, are essentially meaningless and not taken into account by detailers or selection boards. A: If I have a Sailor that the chain of command does not feel that that individual does not perform at a rate where they would recommend them for a more responsible billet out in the fleet, I would be concerned. If the recommendation said "None" and "None," I would be concerned. So, it does matter, and I do think that board members do look at that. That [block] also tells me, if I was a supervisor or LPO, what I am going to challenge that Sailor with for their next job. I know they're going to want to take on greater responsibility, what am I going to recommend
them for; LPO at sea, RDC, instructor duty? But if I see "None" and "None" then I'm going to be concerned. As petty officers, when we prepare our brag sheets for our leadership we should be telling them what we're interested in also. Let us know what your desires are. However, if I have a Sailor that struggles with physical fitness, I'm probably not going to recommend them for recruit division commander. We need to make sure that our Sailors are qualified for what we're recommending them for. Because we're sending them mixed messages when we say they're recommended for RDC or flag writer and they have some challenges. We need to be brutally honest with our Sailors so that they can aspire to get better. If I tell you that you're a "5.0" all the time, you're not going to do anything to get better. Myth 4: In order for PO1s to be selected by the CPO selection board, they must have the title "LPO" listed in Block 29, primary duties, from a deployable command, i.e. ship, squadron, NECC billet, etc. Also, LPOs who change positions from one evaluation cycle to the next, and no longer have the LPO title on their evaluation, should view this change as a detractor. A: In Block 29, each [rating] community has specific expectations of milestones they want their Sailors to reach. If I see an eval from a large command, like an aircraft carrier - I know in air department there are dozens of first class petty officers. They're probably not all going to get to be LPOs. The board members understand that. So, I'm not going to have LPO in Block 29, but in Block 43 that's where I really get to share information about what that Sailor is really doing. If there are still some leadership roles the Sailor holds that aren't LPO, that information should be captured in Block 43. For example, I see that an ABH1 has been aboard USS Carl Vinson for three years and hasn't been an LPO. OK, so I'm a little concerned, but when I turn the eval over and read Block 43, that command has done an outstanding job of describing what that Sailor did. Now if I'm on a destroyer and I know there's only one PS1 working in admin. If they're not the LPO I'm concerned. Leadership has a responsibility of setting Sailors up for success. The way I do that is by sharing information with them and giving them opportunities. Now, once I've given someone an opportunity, it's their responsibility to capitalize on that opportunity. So, if you're a first class petty officer and I'm trying to set you up for success and giving you an opportunity, and you're not rising to the challenge, I think I need to be brutally honest with you on that eval. Maybe you just don't have what it takes to be an LPO, and maybe that command is sending the selection board a message. I don't think that just because you're not an LPO you're not going to make chief. That's what Block 43 is for, and that's why commands expand on what that Sailor is doing in whatever billet is listed in Block 29. Myth 5: Having a comment such as "Performing as an EP Sailor" in Block 43 is just as strong as getting an EP promotion recommendation in Block 45. A: I think this is very important. Sometimes you have a first class mess that's hitting on all cylinders. Someone's going to get a promotable and they're really an "EP." That's when I see that statement and it sends a message to the board to say "Don't even look at that P promotion recommendation." Let me talk about this EP Sailor, and he performs at a much higher level than I can give him credit for. When a commanding officer, department head or department LCPO is using a line like that, they mean what they're saying and sending a strong message to the board. Myth 6: Sailors do not get promoted with "P" promotion recommendations, especially if the evaluations are below a reporting senior's summary group average. A: I don't think that's a myth. That type of eval is also sending the board a message. You're not only saying that this Sailor is a "P," but also that they are below the reporting senior's summary group average. So, let's say that the summary group average is 4.00. And this Sailor is coming in at 3.17. There's a big difference between a 3.17 and a 3.86. The 3.86 is very close to the reporting senior's average, so that Sailor I would give him the benefit of the doubt. But if that commanding officer is giving me a 3.17, he's probably telling me something, and that Sailor is probably not ready right now to be promoted. If the myth is "Sailors don't get promoted with P promotion recommendations," then that is a myth. Because I've seen some "Ps" that were above or at the reporting senior's average get selected. But if you're below the reporting senior's average, then you're probably not doing everything that you need to be doing. My final thought on this topic is that we should all be familiar with the evaluation instruction, BUPERS Instruction 1610.10C. It is our responsibility to understand what the instruction says, and then guide our evaluation processes accordingly.
Navy Women continue tradition of Service By Shawn Miller, Naval District Washington Public Affairs
Nearly a century after first enlisting as yeoman during World War I, women are reaching new heights and continuing to make history across nearly every rank and occupation in the U.S. Navy. Throughout March, the Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month and honoring generations of women in uniform who exemplify character, courage and commitment. Women's History Month provides a special opportunity to share and celebrate the rich history of women's contributions in the history of our nation, said Dr. Regina Akers, a historian at Naval History and Heritage Command. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more women have served in uniform than at any time since World War II, with more than 200,000 women across all military branches deploying in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, nearly 70,000 women make up 18 percent of the total Navy force throughout active and Reserve components. "It's really the varied backgrounds and experience, knowledge and training that make our Navy better," Akers said of diversity's role in the force. Last year saw a variety of firsts for Navy women. In January 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff rescinded the 1994 direct ground combat definition and assignment rule, which removed barriers to certain military jobs based on gender. Later in the year, Vice Adm. Nanette Derenzi became the first female Judge Advocate General of the Navy, and Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar became the first woman to command Navy Region Northwest after successfully serving as chief of staff for Commander, Navy Installations Command. Four women currently serve as Fleet or Force Master Chief Petty Officers, the highest enlisted rank in the Navy. The historic firsts continue into 2014, as Vice Adm. Michelle Howard was recently nominated for promotion and a position as vice chief of naval operations. She is slated to be promoted later this year, and will be the first African-American and first woman to serve in the position. "The contributions of our Navy women, and women in general, during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have further expanded opportunities for women and has qualified them for promotions and career choices that might not have been available at the start of the war," Akers said. Each generation of women in the military, from the foundations in the Nurse Corps in 1908 until now, has widened the path to success and increased women's chances to work in fields unavailable to women in previous eras, on and off the battlefield, Akers added. "Everyone is not on the battlefield, but that does not lessen the contributions one may be making supporting those who are or treating those who are injured," Akers said of those women who fill vital support roles outside combat zones. Today's generation of women in uniform continue to reach new milestones, building upon a rich history of service members dating back more than a century. For the generations to come, Akers said young people today can set high goals by looking up to women breaking barriers. "Dream big," Akers said. "Don't limit yourself."
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Navy continues effort to combat hazing among Sailors By MC1 Daniel Barker, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii
Military customs and traditions are an integral part of the Navy and for the Sailors that serve today. As part of the Navy's efforts to ensure a safe, professional working environment Sailors need to understand the distinction between honorable, traditional ceremonies and actions that go too far. According to Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy, hazing is considered to have occurred when a Sailor is exposed to cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning, or harmful activities by another Sailor or group of Sailors. Hazing can be physical, verbal, or psychological in nature and is contrary to the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Fire Controlman 1st Class Jacob Terry, stationed aboard the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) explained how hazing has the potential to essentially weaken the Navy. "Hazing degrades operational readiness," said Terry. "If Sailors are being hazed they do not fill comfortable in a workspace, they are unable to operate at the conditions they normally would." "I think hazing has been significantly reduced, a lot of the things that have been set in place have made it to where it's not an everyday occurrence. Clearly defining traditions is important. 'Tacking on crows' used to come from everyone stitching in and it turned into where people would pound them in. 'Stitching on crows' or 'tacking on crows' is a great tradition, but then it became more than was originally intended. So clearly defining what the traditions are and how
they should be carried out is key," said Terry. According to Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hatt, assigned to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) N70, the distinctions between naval traditions of the past and the core values of today's Navy are important to maintain. "Hazing has a severe, detrimental impact on combat readiness and operational readiness. It can have significant impact on how we get the job done," said Hatt. "Traditions don't demean, and that's the key. Traditions are there to make you feel good about service. Tradition may be a reading of a passage from a historical event during submarine qualifications whereas hazing at the same event may include tacking on the dolphins, for example, it may not be perceived as demeaning, but it may be hurtful and cause pain. It also establishes aggressiveness over an individual." Hatt emphasized the importance of including Sailors of every rank in the efforts to effectively combat hazing. "The only way I see hazing to be eliminated is through deckplate leadership. We have to continue to have a stance that we have as an organization that demeaning and hurtful activities are eliminated from our force through petty officers second classes and petty officers first classes as well as chiefs not accepting that type of behavior," said Hatt. "For those who are subjected to hazing, it takes away from the hard work that they do, specifically in the submarine force, and depending on the extent of the hazing, it can take that individual out from doing his or her duties. It has impact on whether or not they enjoy their service to their country. As for persons initiating the hazing, the negative impact is the
wrong spirit of service. Service to our country is honor, tradition. A person who acts on hazing brings dishonor to that service," added Hatt. The Navy Office of Hazing Prevention is adding information about hazing incidents to a database, a standalone online web-based program that tracks and reports administrative actions associated with the primary duties of Equal Opportunity advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity program managers. Tracking these hazing events can aid in determining the extent that these events are occurring, the type of events and keeping track of trends. Incidents of hazing are reported by the Navy Office of Hazing Prevention to the Chief of Naval Personnel. Hospitalman William Brown, assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24 at Kaneohe Bay, deals with hazing in his workspace by focusing on prevention and creating the appropriate work environment. "If there is hazing in a work center or in a workspace, the work is not going to be done as efficiently as it could be," said Brown. "In the past, hazing was a lot more prevalent. Now we started educating people and we talk more about hazing, and actually punishing people for hazing outside of what Navy traditions are, it has
been greatly reduced over the past few years." Seaman Apprentice Ruben Nunez, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Detachment Pearl Harbor, explained how respect relates to hazing. "The Navy is definitely trying to get away from hazing, and it isn't as bad as it was before," said Nunez. "Some people don't have the same mind set as others when it comes to hazing and they act upon it. I think if my chief, for example, were to haze me, I would look at my chief in a different way, I would not respect him and rather experience fear than respect. I think there always will be some form of hazing, when anything gets to the point where it disrespects people it is a problem," added Nunez. The Department of Navy policy on hazing can be found in SECNAVINST 1610.2A, where it emphasizes that Sailors and Marines are our most valuable resources and that DON leadership has a responsibility to create and maintain an environment free from hazing.
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uSS Mount Whitney conducts Shipboard readiness training at Sea By MC1 Collin Turner, USS Mount Whitney Public Affairs
Quick response team members stationed aboard the amphibious command ship Uss Mount Whitney (LCC 20) respond to a fire drill, while underway in the Mediterranean sea, March 19. (Photo by CTT2 Courtney Ford)
The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in her homeport of Gaeta, Italy, March 20, after a three-day underway, in which a number of drills and training scenarios were completed. Evolutions accomplished included basic and advanced damage control, steering casualties, helicopter deck landing qualifications, vertical replenishment qualifications, antiterrorism and force protection (ATFP) drills, small arms qualifications, and medical drills. "Training scenarios like these allow us to maintain our opera-
tional readiness," said Lt. Benjamin Nehrke, Mount Whitney's operations officer. "If we did not conduct these drills, our Sailors and CIVMARs (civil service mariners) would not have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge or proficiency, which could be detrimental to mission effectiveness in the future." The training began March 18 with a simulated loss of steering shortly after getting underway. Military Sealift Command CIVMARs; who are responsible for engineering, navigation and steering, quickly responded to the casualty, safely navigating the ship out danger until the issue was corrected. The day finished with nearly 50 Sailors qualifying on the M9 service pistol and M16 rifle during a small arms qualification course on the flight deck. "Any time we can go to sea and conduct small arms weapons qualifications helps to increases the Sailors confidence in their watch standing abilities, and goes on to enhance our ship's ATFP readiness," said Chief Master-at-Arms Guy Bratt, assigned to Mount Whitney. March 19, Mount Whitney CIVMARs completed a successful anchor drop evolution on both anchors, while Sailors ran through various force protection drills. Later in the afternoon, the operations department ran another successful small arms qualification. At the completion of the gun shoot, the small-caliber action team conducted a practical application drill, giving the MK 38, .50cal and M240 machine gun operators the opportunity to hone their skills. Wrapping up Wednesday was an integrated training team drill involving the medical department and repair lockers during a mass casualty scenario. "The Sailors conducted an excellent integrated drill today," said Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Darrett Whitfield, a damage control training team member. "They successfully combated the fire and properly assessed the personnel casualties on scene."
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called SEALAB, which helped advance the understanding of the strains our Sailors can endure while undersea. In more recent history, our Navy physicians pioneered the development of Forward Resuscitative Surgery Systems on the battlefield, saving countless lives and assisting in a survival rate unprecedented to past conflicts. Our Medical Corps personnel are globally engaged. They provide the highest quality of care to those they serve whether it is on, above or below the sea, at home or overseas in faraway lands. They meet the mission — from kinetic warfare, to humanitarian assistance, to research and development — anytime, anywhere. The Medical Corps continues to pave new frontiers in biomedical research, medical education and training, and patient care delivery at our clinics, hospitals, aboard our afloat platforms, and in combat. To the thousands of active-duty and reserve Medical Corpzs officers, I convey my deepest gratitude for your selfless service, your dedication to duty and your sacrifice in order to accomplish the mission and serve those who serve.
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On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 143 years of dedicated service this March. The Medical Corps has come a long way since 1871 when the 41st Congress enacted the Naval Appropriations Act, establishing the Medical Corps as an official Navy Staff Corps. Whether we look back 100 years, 50 years, or in recent years, we see Navy physicians making a difference to their craft, their patients and to future generations. Their achievements and innovations in naval medicine have made their mark on military and civilian health care across the globe. More than a hundred years ago, Navy Medicine sought to improve the way patients were transported in close confines aboard ships. Former Navy Surgeon General Charles Stokes answered that call and developed a wire-basket stretcher, which is still in use today. Fifty years ago, Capt. George Bond pioneered the study of underwater habitats with a project
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Arturo Paulino is the community director of Club Beyond, 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. You can reach Arturo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy 143rd Birthday to the Navy Medical Corps By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General, and Chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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It was 6:35 a.m., my girls were watching an Italian cartoon while I was waiting for the hotel breakfast to open while on a two-day photo trip of the Tuscany region. As I was collecting my thoughts and mapping out my itinerary, I received a call from the chief of the department I work for. Given the time of the phone call, I wondered if everything was okay back in Naples. Shortly into our conversation, I was notified that my direct supervisor, pastor, and friend Chaplain John Keith had passed away. Shock ensued. Chaplain Keith was one of the few who welcomed me when I first arrived to Naples. He assisted me when I learned (the hard way) not to take pictures at the gate on my first day. He was behind every single major Club Beyond activity. He loved our team of adult volunteers and he especially loved our teenage students. He went “on record” promoting the MeetUP groups. He allowed me to join him in baptizing our oldest daughter. He was always open to hear my crazy (out-of-the-box as he’d say) ideas late at night in his house. He loved my photography, DSLR video, curly hair, and even my accent. Due to the fact that we worked so close together, I still have emails I need to respond to him from a few days back and video projects to be finished. I still have inside jokes he cracked on our last meeting this past week. I still carry his unwavering support, his infectious laugh and his tender spirit. Which leads me to wonder, who was this guy I spent so many hours with, disguised as a co-worker? I believe John was more than a co-worker. He was a light; a light with mainly two functions, to shine and to lead the way. John shined in our
department, our chapel service and our entire command. At the same time, John also led. He led every person I knew he came in contact with to a better place. Whether I had sent students to see him, families to confide in him, or people he’d shake hands with, John always brought them to a better place. Oddly enough, this better place did not feel mystical, but rather familiar. The reason for this, I believe, is because John brought people to a place he was already living in. He brought people to the fountain of Life, and this Life was always overflowing from his smile, words and actions. It felt warm, tender and caring. Albert Einstein once said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I am certain that you John, my friend, were a miracle in my life and our community. Whereas I am guilty of mistaken you for a co-worker, I am convinced you were planted here for a purpose, not a job; for a mission, not a to-do list. To shine and to lead people to a better place. Rest in peace, and thank you for sharing your heart. It’s not a good-bye, it’s a see you later my dear friend.
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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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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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-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 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.
Friday, March 28 4:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, PG 6 p.m. The Lego Movie, PG (3D) 7 p.m. Non-Stop, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Son of God, PG-13, Premiere Showing Saturday, March 29 The Lego Movie, PG (3D) 4 p.m. Winter's Tale, PG-13 6 p.m. Divergent, PG-13 7 p.m. Pompeii, PG-13 8:30 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13, Premiere Showing 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 30 Muppets Most Wanted, PG 4 p.m. The Lego Movie, PG 6:30 p.m. Son of God, PG-13 7 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 3 p.m.
Monday, March 31 Closed, No Movies Tuesday, April 1 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, April 2 4:30 p.m. The Lego Movie, PG, Last Showing 6 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 7 p.m. Son of God, PG-13 Thursday, April 3 4:30 p.m. Divergent, PG-13 6 p.m. Muppets Most Wanted, PG 7 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 Friday, April 4 4:30 p.m. Divergent, PG-13 6 p.m. Noah, PG-13, Premiere Showing 7 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Captain America: Winter Soldier, PG-13 Premiere Showing
Movie Descriptions ON OF GOD, PG-13, Cast: Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey, Adrian Schiller, Greg Hicks, Darwin Shaw. Drama, 138 min. This major motion picture brings the story of Jesus life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection
DAYS TO KILL, PG-13, Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Eriq Ebouna. Suspense/Thriller, 117 min. In this heart-pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission- even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
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.
OAH, PG-13, Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman. Drama, Action/Adventure, 134 min. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.
ON-STOP, PG-13, Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker. Thriller, Action/Adventure, 107 min. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demand-
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tOURs OPeN tO BOth U.s. MILItARy ANd NAtO I.d. CARd hOLdeRs USO DAILY TOURS March 29 The Island of Capri..............€48 March 30 Hiking the Path of Gods .....€34 April 4 Wine Tasting and Demijohn Shopping...............................€43 April 5 Tivoli and Hadrian’s Villa .....................€65 April 6 Ravello and the Ceramics of Vietri.................................€ 38 WEEKEND TOURS April 12-13 Spring Weekend in Perugia and Assisi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€188 April 19-20 Easter in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . .€178 May 10-11 Mother’s Day in Ischia Weekend . . .€149 May 22-26 Memorial Day in Venice and Verona . . .€299
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ing that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. IVERGENT, PG-13, Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd. Action/Adventure, Adaptation, SciFi/Fantasy, 140 min. In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
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.
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 mini-figure 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.
APTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, PG-13, Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie. Action/Adventure, 128 min. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy-the Winter Soldier.
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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In the Spotlight
From the NSA Naples Command Investigative Division and NCIS
HM3 RANDALL C. LOTT Hospital Corpsman 3rd class Randall C. Lott was born in California, quickly moved to Utah, and calls Wyoming his home. After graduating high school, he earned a scholarship for theater and was working on his associates before joining the Navy in July 2009. Lott reported on board U.S. Naval Hospital Naples in June 2012. Since he checked on board, he has displayed his eagerness to learn as he has worked in Medical Home Port, Optometry, and Behavioral Health. He enjoys spending his spare time in the great outdoors, going on hikes, taking pictures, and playing with his dog. Lott enjoyed Naples so much that he extended his contract to stay an extra year. He plans on getting out and obtaining his Bachelors in Nursing and trying to come back in the United States Navy as a commissioned Nurse Corps Officer.
HM1 CRYSTAL CLARK Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Crystal Clark is a native of Hyder, Alaska and enlisted as a dental technician Sept. 27, 1995. While stationed at the 2nd Dental Battalion in Camp Lejeune, N.C. in 2005 the dental and corpsman ratings merged, so she reported to USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in 2006 as an HM2. She completed two deployments and earned her enlisted surface warfare specialist as well as her enlisted air warfare specialist pin. Clark has served two tours in Italy and is currently at her seventh duty station. Since June 2012, she has served as the work center supervisor of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department, which sees more than 300 patients monthly. Clark enjoys managing a surgical specialty clinic and loves serving her patients. “We have great staff and we all work well together,” said Clark. She has a natural knack for mentoring junior Sailors and is an active member of the First Class Petty Officer Association. Her favorite thing about being stationed overseas is seeing the world with her husband Shawn. Their future plans include traveling to Scotland and Croatia in the upcoming months.
Kids’ Talk: The Community of a Church By Audrey Martin, Senior at Naples High School
There are some people who hear the word ‘church’ and envision something that could be considered boring, lifeless and all around negative. Some people think of church and they see a place where you sit around and read, dress in uncomfortable clothing, and get lectured. But that’s not what I see. I see smiles, laughter, handshakes, hugs, friendly greetings, familiar faces, open arms. I see a group of positive people; people who are caring, supportive and welcoming of everyone. I’ll be honest, though – I didn’t always see it that way. For a long time, I dreaded going to church. It was the last thing I wanted to do on the weekend. I had to get up early, interact with people and wear something other than my pajamas. Every Sunday I would grudgingly stumble out of bed and force myself to be polite and greet everyone when really, I just wanted to go back to sleep. My faith was weak back then, and I didn’t think I needed all these other people around me in order to strengthen it.
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One morning, however, I started to see things differently. I looked around me. I noticed how friendly everyone was. I noticed how excited everyone was to be there and how everyone seemed to be full of joy and love. Then I understood. Church wasn’t just some ordinary place and the people there weren’t just ordi-
nary people. It was a community, almost like a family, and I could tell that everyone genuinely cared about those around them. I felt safe and secure. I knew that if anything happened to negatively affect any of our lives, we would not be alone. I saw God’s love in them, and it was contagious.
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Balloons of Love for Chaplain Keith
More than 50 Club Beyond members and leaders send balloons of love to honor and remember Lt. Cmdr. John F. Keith, deputy command chaplain, after their weekly meeting, March 26, at the support site Chapel. (Photo by Cmdr. Don Biadog Jr.)
NSa Naples cPoa Visits casa Mia community center
Members of the Naval support Activity Naples Chief Petty Officers Association visited the Casa Mia community center in Ponticello to repaint the walls of the children's area. Casa Mia - e. Nitta is an afterschool program for Italian children ran by the Italian Methodist Church. every weekday afternoon from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., the center receives an average of 50 children, aged 6 to 17 years old, who are offered hospitality, sports and gaming opportunities and academic support. (Photos by MCC Travis Simmons)
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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 APRIL 3 Security Officer, GS-0080-12, ANN#EUR14-772827-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory General Engineer/Architect, GS-08XX14, ANN#EUR14-778136-AV, Full Time Permanent Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-09, ANN# EUR14-785913-AG, Full Time Permanent Industrial Hygienist, GS0690-11, ANN#EUR14-791120EG, Full Time Permanent Health Promotions Manager, GS-0601-09, ANN# EUR14-791116-EG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Program Analyst, GS-0343-15, ANN#EUR 14-785101-EG, Full Time Permanent Medical Instruments Technician, GS-0649-07, ANN#
EUR14-795650-EG, Full Time Permanent CLOSING DATE APRIL 10 Secretary (O/A), GS-0318-06 KPP 07 KPP 08, ANN#EUR14775055-AV, Full Time Permanent Management Analyst, GS0343-12 KPP 13 OR GS-034313, ANN#EUR14-794594-KB, Full Time Permanent JFHQ Exercise Planner, GS0301-12, ANN#EUR14-797787EG, Full Time Temporary IT Project Manager, GS-221012, ANN#EUR14-797788-EG, Full Time Temporary CANCELLED Political & Diplomatic Liaison, GS-0301-15, ANN#EUR14785166-EG, Full Time Permanent
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS NO VACANCIES 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. April 7.
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 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 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#13-128, 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.
CYP Education Technician Leader, CY-1702-II, ANN#14050, Multiple Positions , regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Division, CDC Capo/Support Site. The purpose of the Child and Youth Program Leader (CYP) is to provide appropriate development care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. Closing date: April 4. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Current CDC Capo & Support Site employees only.
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- 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 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#140000LT Store 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 other locations.