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STEM Night at Naples Elementary School
Friday, May 3, 2013
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By MC3 Caitlin Feddersen, Navy Public Affairs Support ElementEast Detachment Europe
Naples Elementary School (NES) held a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) night for kindergarteners aboard the Naval Support Activity Naples Support Site, April 22. Students created balloonpowered cars that ran over various textured floors to see how far they would travel. “I think this event went really well,” said Rossana Kistler, a parent at the event. “The setup and execution went very smoothly, and it kept the attention of six-year-olds, so that was fantastic. It was very well thought out and planned.” STEM is an initiative and educational program designed to provide students with opportunities to be successful in the various career fields associated with STEM. Its purpose within schools is to help impassion students to pursue careers in these disciplines. “Our big goal in elementary school is not only to make the
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Parents and their children participate in a STEM night for kindergarteners aboard Support Site at the Naples Elementary School, April 22. Students created balloon-powered cars, which ran over various textured floors to see how far they could travel. (Photo by MC3 Caitlin Feddersen)
students aware of STEM, but also their parents,” said Sherri Zimmermann, NES education technologist. “We want to encourage the parents and the students to study STEM throughout school. At the elementary school we’re trying to spark that interest.” The elementary school has been implementing STEM over the last few years to the point that they are holding a night dedicated to it almost every month. Each event highlights a specific grade level and students participate in a project that emphasizes material they are currently covering in the classroom. Parents are invited to attend and participate alongside their children. Each
project takes the form of an experiment. Students theorize about possible experiment outcomes and then conduct the experiment to see what actually happens. The results are posted at the end of the evening for all to see. “It takes a lot of work on the teachers and parents’ parts to come and participate with the children and to help them understand all the data they collect,” said Kistler. “The teachers do a good job of tailoring it to the different age groups. Tonight was perfect for kindergarteners.” The three goals of the STEM initiative within Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) are: create K-12 stu-
Bingo Participants Take Over High School
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Katie Ader, from Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Naples, holds up a Bingo ball for Annalee Labrador to read to the expecting crowd. USO Naples staff and volunteers hosted a free bingo event at the Naples High School cafeteria Sunday where more than 300 community members gathered for chances to win prizes such as gift certificates, electronics, gift baskets and more. The Naples Tiger Sharks swim team sold food, drinks and t-shirts to raise money for their upcoming season. Smaller prizes were raffled off in between the 12 bingo games which kept the crowd constantly in the mix to win something. (Photo by MC1 Travis Simmons)
dent interest, participation, and achievement in higher levels of math, science, and technology through the engineering design process; attract and retain students to STEM fields with a focus on underrepresented and female populations; and support the national security focus on the shortage of personnel in these professions. The initiative works to achieve these goals by including courses that have been developed by teachers and are currently being piloted in the fields of biotechnology engineering, gaming technology engineering, green technology engineering, and robotics engineering. The courses aim to introduce students to contemporary disciplines in STEM fields and to encourage them to find relevance and need for higher-level mathematics and science coursework as they pursue their future goals. “DoDEA has standards for each grade level, specifically for science and math, so we take them out and we see, for example, what second graders are expected to be studying,” said Zimmermann. “They had a lot about weather so we then decide how we can relate this to what they are studying. They built anemometers and we had a retired Air Force meteorologist come speak to them about how weather works. So were making sure that the students match the standards of what they are supposed to be learning right now.” The elementary school has a goal to foster a safe and nurturing environment that provides rigorous learning opportunities to empower all students to become independent, creative, problem-solvers who demonstrate exemplary character in a global society. “I definitely recommend volunteering at a STEM night if you don’t know what it’s about,” said Kistler. “The school can always use extra volunteers. And bring your children, they’ll enjoy it.”
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FRIDAY High 81 / Low 63 Chance of T-storms
SATURDAY High 86 / Low 63 Partly Cloudy
SUNDAY High 81 / Low 63 Chance of Rain
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Captain’s Corner Hopefully, April showers will bring May flowers to us this month. We have certainly had our healthy share of rain this season. But I suspect that as the weather warms, lots of beautiful days are coming our way. One thing that I hope goes away soon is an issue we have noticed at Capo. Personnel are smoking in unauthorized areas, which came to our attention after an uptick in second-hand smoke complaints. Lighting up in unauthorized areas, especially near intake air ducts for office buildings, can reduce the indoor air quality. If you smoke, please be considerate of others and only use designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted within 50 feet of building entrances and exits. I ask for our supervisors and leaders to set the example and enforce this standard. We all have an obligation to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. Let me also take this opportunity to mention another important topic. As announced yesterday in PAO Notes, NSA Naples will implement a Direct Assignment Policy starting in June. This means that all incoming active-duty personnel (E1-O6) reporting to Naples with family will be assigned Military Family Housing when available. Military personnel will receive housing assignments based on pay grade and family composition. In implementing this policy, the base is fulfilling its obligation to maximize government resources given our budget constraints. Navy cost savings, through our lease at Support Site, are not fully realized when a significant number of units are unoccupied. The Navy actually pays rent for all Support Site housing units regardless of occupancy. So government resources are wasted when the Navy pays for empty units while still providing Overseas Housing Allowance to individuals choosing to live on the economy. In essence, the government pays twice. We owe it to taxpayers to take this prudent step. The government anticipates an annual savings of at least $14 million when this policy takes effect. For those sponsoring incoming military families, I urge you to contact and advise them to account for the square footage of Support Site housing units. Newcomers should ship or store their household goods as required, prior to arrival. Squarefootage information for government quarters can be found online at www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples. Information related to the Direct Assignment Policy is on the pages for Housing. The Housing office also has a page on Facebook with additional information. Speaking of PCSing, one of the difficult situations that pet owners may find themselves in around this time of year is how transport their four-legged companion to the next duty station. This is the busiest moving period of the year, and pet space on military flights is limited. Some pet owners might be facing costly fees if commercial airline travel is the only available option to transport their animals. We have had issues in the past when owners have abandoned their pets. Please don’t do it. Be responsible and find your animal a suitable home. Treat your pets just as they are – a member of your family. Public Works will begin turning on our air conditioning systems at Capodichino soon. We initially announced that the A/C turn-on process for Support Site housing would begin on May 16; however, it now looks like Mirabella will accelerate the schedule. Take a look at the announcement in Base Notes. I hope everyone stays hydrated as the days get warmer. Enjoy the weekend!
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Mirabella will accelerate the schedule for turning on air conditioning at Support Site Housing. The previously announced schedule (that began on May 16) can be disregarded. The two-week process will now likely begin in the coming days. The specific schedule will be released in a special PAO note and through Facebook once finalized.
NSA Naples Implementing Direct Assignment Policy The Navy pays rent for all Support Site housing units regardless of occupancy. As a result, the government unnecessarily pays twice when units are empty and military families who choose to live on the economy are paid Overseas Housing Allowance. Since government resources must be more efficiently utilized given budget constraints, NSA Naples is implementing a Direct Assignment Policy. Beginning June 1, all incoming active-duty personnel (E1-O6) on PCS orders to Naples with family will be assigned Military Family Housing when available. Personnel will receive assignments based on pay grade and family composition. Prior to arrival, incoming personnel are advised to account for the square footage of government-controlled housing and ship/store household goods as required. Squarefootage information for government quarters can be found on Housing pages at www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples. Contact the Housing Service Center or visit the Housing’s Facebook page for more information.
Services offered will include technician exams, vaccines, annual tests, micro-chipping, and other routine services. Regular fees will apply. Only healthy pets for routine preventive services will be seen. For more information, call DSN: 629-7913 or 081-811-7913.
May 6-9: Command Post Exercise Neptune Response NSA Naples is scheduled to participate in a command post exercise called Neptune Response, May 6-9. Fieldtraining events are not scheduled; therefore, we do not anticipate significant impact to community members. Exercise messages may be sent to workstation computers for training purposes. Personnel not participating in the exercise should disregard them. For more information, contact Installation Training Officer Steve Ursell at DSN: 626-3948 or 081-568-3948.
May 10: Deadline to Sign Up for May’s Marketplayce The deadline for participants to sign up for a monthly Marketplayce (MP) event held at the Support Site community center is Friday, May 11. MP provides an opportunity for U.S. active duty, civilians, contractors, NATO ID cardholders and their families to promote arts, crafts and registered home-based businesses. There is a $10 fee for registration. This month’s MP is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must be registered with the base legal office. For more information, contact MP coordinator, Melinda Trahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automatic Car Wash Machine at Support Site Now Open
May 10: Conference on Human Trafficking
The automatic car wash machine at Support Site that was closed for renovation is now open. New accessories have been added to clean wheels, wax (using Rain-x), and dry vehicles. The machine can accommodate cars, SUVs or pick-ups and is located behind the NEX Auto Port. For more information, call DSN: 629-4971 or 081-568-4971.
The Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) will host a conference about human trafficking at Support Site’s community center on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All community members are invited. Events are scheduled to include the viewing of “Slaves No More,” a documentary on human trafficking with adult themes but no explicit material. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase hand-crafted items made by former trafficking victims; proceeds will benefit victims directly. Refreshments will be available. In addition, free child care services will be provided to those who RSVP with Autumn Minton at email@example.com.
Previously Closed Cabins at Carney Park Now Open Carney Park cabins #1, #2, and #3 are now open for community use after drinking water test results have confirmed that the water is safe. These cabins were closed in August 2012 to complete remedial actions needed to reduce lead levels in the drinking water. Internal water lines were repaired and replaced. After testing confirmed that the water now meets environmental guidelines for lead in drinking water, the Preventive Medicine Authority declared the water potable on Friday, April 26. To learn more, contact the Preventive Medicine office at DSN: 629-6299 or 081-811-6299.
Reminder: Red Cross Collecting Comfort Items for U.S. Troops in Africa The Naples American Red Cross is collecting comfort items for U.S. troops deployed to Africa through the month of May. Donations are being accepted at the Capo Red Cross office every weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested items for donation include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, sunscreen, lip balm, snacks, candy, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, small games and envelopes. All items should be new and unopened. Clothing will not be collected. For more information, contact the Red Cross at DSN: 626-4788 or 081-568-4788.
Reminder: Capo Post Office Resumes Financial Transactions The Capo Post Office is now open for full operations. Customers can purchase stamps, postage, or money orders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Package drop-off and pick-up hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Starting Monday, May 6, the Support Site Post Office will return to its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact the Capo Post Office at DSN: 626-5371 or 081-568-5371. The Support Site office can be reached at DSN: 629-4335 or 081-811-4335.
May 3: Taste-of-Home BBQ for Single / Unaccompanied Members The USO is scheduled to host a Taste-of-Home BBQ for all single and unaccompanied service members at the Capo BEQ pavilion on Friday, May 3. The food will be served at 5:30 p.m. Community members or base organizations that are interested in participating should contact the USO at DSN: 629-4903 or 081-811-4903.
May 4: A Saturday Clinic for Pets at Support Site The Naples Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) will expand its operating hours to host a vaccine clinic for pets on Saturday, May 4. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the VTF building on Support Site (behind the Fire Station). No appointments are necessary; pets will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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May 10: Comedy Entertainment at Ohry’s Pub Ohry’s at Support Site will feature Don Barnhart’s AllStar Comedy Show on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. The show’s comedians will include Don Barnhart from the movie “Finding the Funny,” Jeff Capri from Comedy Central, radio personality Slade Ham, and Keith Lyle from the movie “The Hangover.” The show is for adults only. For more information, contact Staci Dietrich at DSN: 626-4894 or 081-568-4894.
May 10: USO Sponsoring Free Family Portraits In honor of military mothers, USO Naples is sponsoring free family portraits for all U.S. military ID cardholders. Photos will be taken by Arturo Paulino at Support Site’s Central Park. Participants must register with USO Naples to schedule a time. For more information or to register, call USO’s Support Site office at DSN: 629-4903 or 081-811-4903. The Capo office can be reached at DSN: 626-5713 or 081-568-5713.
May 11: Deadline for Submissions to Join School Advisory Committee Community members willing to serve on the Naples Elementary School Advisory Committee (NESAC) should submit their bios to sacnapleselementary@ gmail.com by Saturday, May 11. The committee is seeking four professional school employees and two parents to serve on the 2013-14 and 2014-15 NESAC. This is a two year commitment to the school and students. Committee members attend a one-hour meeting at 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month to advise the principal on school policies, programs and resources. Bios should include name, telephone number, email address, position desired (parent or staff member), projected rotation date (PRD), and no more than a 250-word explanation on what qualities the applicant will bring to the board. For more information, contact Trisha Bruce, the NESAC chairperson, using the email provided above.
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May 14: PWOC Summer Session Begins The Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) summer session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 14 in the Fellowship Hall at Support Site. All community women are invited to meetings held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Childcare is available. For more information, visit PWOC Naples on Facebook.
May 16: Baby Basics Class A monthly class on newborn care (bundling, diapering and bathing), feeding, baby health, and safety is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. The class is open to U.S. military and NATO ID cardholders and will be held at the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office located in room G-16 of the Admin II building at Capo. To register for the class and for more information, call NMCRS at DSN: 6263913 or 081-568-3913.
May 17: Armed Forces Olympics 2013 at Carney Park Community members are invited to Carney Park on Friday, May 17 to witness a full day of command camaraderie and competition. Active-duty personnel from the Naples area are scheduled to compete in various events from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact MWR’s Michael Yates at 081-526-1579 or Staci Dietrich at 081-568-4894.
May 17: Free Beauty Tips for Beauty Night at Navy Exchange As part of a customer appreciation celebration, the Navy Exchange is scheduled to offer free beauty tips to community members in the cosmetics section of the main store on Friday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hairdressers and makeup artists will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to provide personal advice. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit the Navy Exchange or call 081-813-5313.
May 18: America’s Armed Forces Kids Run at Support Site America’s Armed Forces Kids Run (for children ages 15
and younger) will be held at Support Site’s Central Park on Saturday, May 18. A 1-mile race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and a 2-mile race will directly follow. Parents are welcome to run alongside their children during the races. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. All children will receive an event t-shirt. For more information, contact the Youth Center at DSN: 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.
May 18: Navy Exchange Customer Appreciation Event The Navy Exchange is scheduled to host a customer appreciation event for all community members on Saturday, May 18 at Support Site. Festivities will kick off with an MWR Armed Forces Kids Day Run at 8 a.m. Four commands are scheduled to serve food; the Fire Station will provide a bounce house for kids; and the event will include a car show. The Navy Band is scheduled to perform and the Commissary will host a Farmers Market. For more information on all the day entails, visit the Navy Exchange or call 081-813-5313.
May 18: Open House at Naples NATO Yacht Club U.S. members of the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) will host an open house for community members on Saturday, May 18. Starting at noon, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the club’s facility on Pozzuoli Bay and receive information about learning to sail. NNYC's primary exists to introduce others to sailing, including children. For more information, visit the club online at www.nnyc.it/nnyc. Open house attendees will need a military ID to enter the facility. For directions or coordinates, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19: Organized Trip to SSC Napoli’s Last Match of Regular Season Napoli Nation, a SSC Napoli fan club for NSA Naples community members, is organizing a trip to an SSC Napoli soccer match scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. All personnel and families are invited to attend, and round-trip transportation from the Support Site to San Paolo Stadium is included. For pricing information and to sign up, contact the club’s president, Chief Daniel Bowen, at cell number 346-316-0824 or email@example.com.
WRA Holds Safety Day at Carney Park
T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS, SEE PAGE 5.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) seeks members to serve as volunteers in its Thrift Store. When the store is open, volunteers are needed to help with storing, merchandising, bagging, and running the cash register. When the store is closed, help is needed preparing the store for shopping. Store hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to assisting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for training. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail doc@ ascnapoli.com. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or email@example.com. 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. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Are you interested in taking photos of Naples Elementary School students during the 2012-2013 school year? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@ eu.dodea.edu. TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with college-oriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at email@example.com. NAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA is searching for people who want to lead the PTA during the 2012-2013 school year. PTA board members are elected every year and committee chairs are appointed every year. If you are interested in a board or chair position, please e-mail Angel Neese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON
A bird's eye view of the Welfare and Recreation Association's Safety Day 2013 held at Carney Park, April 20. Children completed various obstacles with the help of Vigili del Fuoco (firefighters). The event for Italian and American families focused on home safety and covered topics including fire prevention, evacuation plans, first aid, proper medicine use and hazardous material handling and storage. (Photo courtesy of the Welfare and Recreation Association)
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 OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) is seeking individuals as board members in 2013-2014 for a variety of events and positions. Join Us! If you want to volunteer or need information on what is available, email email@example.com or go to www.noscitaly.com CLUB BEYOND is a youth group run by Naval Support Activity Naples Religious Ministries. Club Beyond is open to children in grades 7 through 12, and meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel Fellowship Hall at the Support Site. For more information, please contact Arturo at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 is a newly founded association that meets twice a month and discusses upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For more information, contact IT2 Pablo Baez at DSN 626-6141 or MA2 Michael Bradley DSN 626-5595. 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.
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Naples Blooms with Tour of Italy Send-off, May Monuments, Verdi Opera and More By Lou Freed Naples will host the official start of Giro d’Italia Saturday to boost city tourism and its profile internationally. Also, organizers of the annual Maggio dei monumenti program will kick off the weekend walking itineraries of the program, encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy beautiful spring weather and visit Neapolitan churches, castles and more. Moreover, as tradition goes, Americans and Italians will celebrate La festa della mamma next Sunday. Family gatherings and dining outs usually occur to thank the special woman who made things possible. Being in Naples, the event may even spark fireworks displays. With the uprising of flowers around, a floral bouquet would make a logical gift for Mom. However, those looking to go the extra mile might consider taking the celebrant to local cultural venues and events. TOUR OF ITALY Naples the starting point of multiple-stage bicycle race for first time in 50 years In 1963, Naples staged Tour of Italy’s race start and will do so again tomorrow for the 96th edition of the sport. With international teams participating, plans for the day are four laps to and from the Posillipo hill then eight more along the waterfront. The caravan will move to Ischia Sunday for a team time trial before heading for Sorrento, where the group will leave Monday to undertake a 200+ km journey to Palinuro. The 21st, and final stage, will be May 26 in Brescia. Details
Cyclists competing during a previous Giro d’Italia race. Saturday, Naples will host the 2013 Tour of Italy’s La Grande Partenza (Official Race Start) for the 96th edition of the multiple-stage bicycle race. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
of the race can be found at www.comune.napoli.it. MAY MONUMENTS Courtyards and cloisters in the spotlight for the 2013 edition The expression “open sesame” from an Arabian Nights tale comes to mind with Naples’ annual spring initiative. Based on the Cortili, Chiostri e Sagradi theme this year, explore the city’s architectural treasures, especially those rarely opened due to security or economic reasons. As done in previous years, concerts, performances, shows, art installations and exhibitions at some venues enhance the program. Check out the itineraries at www.comune.napoli.it/. ART Capodimonte Museum a Neapolitan, a must-see destination A world-class repository of Italian and Neapolitan schools of paintings and decorative arts, the museum is well worth a visit.
A portrait of Bourbon King Ferdinand, his queen and children at the Capodimonte Museum. Queen Maria Carolina’s central position in the painting celebrates her significant and influential role in the family and royal household during her reign. In keeping with the theme of family gatherings and portraits on Mother’s Day, consider taking mom to the museum. (Photo by J. Freed)
Italy and Beyond Lou Freed is a regular contributing culture and travel columnist for Panorama. She has traveled and cruised Lou Freed extensively in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Her monthly column offers cultural and travel insights locally and further afield.
Originally intending to build a hunting lodge on Capodimonte hill, King Charles of Bourbon later opted for a royal residence as well as home for the vast art collection that the king had inherited from his mother, Elizabeth Farnese. Today, the museum showcases 13th – 18th century works by stellar Italian and foreign artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio, Masaccio, El Greco, Jacob Philipp Hackert and more. In the Neapolitan School galleries, Jusepe de Ribera, Luca Giordano, the Caravaggisti and others are well represented. In keeping with Mother’s Day themes of family gatherings and portraits next Sunday, visit the museum to view the exquisite painting of King Ferdinand, his queen and children. Queen Maria Carolina’s central position in the painting celebrates her significant and influential role in the family and royal household during her reign. Elsewhere in the palace, marvel at antique 18th century furniture and the boudoir of Queen Maria Amalia (mother of King Ferdinand), the collection of Capodimonte porcelain and majolica, 17th century still lifes along with floral paintings that undoubtedly would captivate art lovers, interior designers and nature enthusiasts. This month, the museum has scheduled a series of restoration talks by art historians and restorers each Friday at 11:30 a.m. Talks will be in Italian, so bring a local friend. Call 081-749-9230 or send an email to email@example.com if you’re interested. DANCE Sannazzaro Theater to steam up with Spanish dances May 10 Flamenco Tango Neapolis blends passionate dance steps with
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UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS
Giuseppe Recco’s massive 17th century floral painting at the Capodimonte Museum viewed alongside other still lifes would make a lovely gift on Mother’s Day. (Photo by J. Freed) Neapolitan music to showcase southern Italian traditions, energy and emotions. As examples, the local folk song "Scalinatella" will inspire Flamenco passion while "Cerasella" will recreate an Argentine folk atmosphere. In addition, the lively Neapolitan party theme of "O Guarracino” will be echoed in "juerga flamenco.” For bookings, visit http://flamencotangoneapolis.com/. OPERA San Carlo Theater continues to celebrates Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial with ‘Rigoletto’ The first piece in Verdi’s popular trilogy that includes “La Traviata” and “Il Trovatore,” has been one of the most internationally loved and presented works by the Italian composer from Busseto in the province of Parma. Along with the German composer Richard Wagner, the musician is considered the greatest Italian composer of the 19th century. Verdi adapted “Rigoletto” from Victor Hugo’s controversial drama, “Le Roi s’amuse,” which French censors considered irreverent to royalty. To avoid censorship, Verdi’s version focuses on a hunchback court jester, Rigoletto, whose name derives from the French name, Tribolet. The story recounts the gigolo Duke of Mantua successfully seducing Gilda, the young, naive and beautiful daughter of the court jester. The seduction tragically impacts the young woman’s soul and spirit as well as her father’s, both of whom deliver passionate
arias and other vocal arrangements. Among the songs not to be missed are “Caro nome” and “La donna è mobile.” The Naples presentation is a Verona Arena Foundation production combining the talents of Pier Giorgio Morandi; principal guest conductor of the Royal Swedish Opera House in Stockholm; Arnaud Bernard, stage and lights director as well as Salvatore Caputo; San Carlo Opera House choir master. Major interpreters include Celso Albelo, Stefan Pop and Alex Vicens as the Duke of Mantua along with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Carlos Almaguer as Rigoletto. Gilda will be performed by Desirée Rancatore and Nadine Sierra. The opera runs May 17-26. For bookings and details, visit www.teatrosancarlo.it/ or call 081797-2331. FESTIVALS Historical parade, race and culinary treats for Mother’s Day Camposano, in the province of Naples, integrates the annual Palio del casale (donkey race) with a food fest. This year, it celebrates the Sagra del vitello del Monzu (Monzu veal fest) May 11-12. The town kicks off the festivities next Saturday with gastronomical stands followed by a commemorative orientation on the race. Thereafter, a Sunday market opens the festivities at 9 a.m. followed by the sale of culinary treats at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon festivities start at 5 p.m. with a medieval costume parade then the donkey race begins at 6 p.m. A mega barbecue
highlights the evening’s program. For more information, visit www.paliodelcasale.it/. Pozzuoli San Gennaro Church sponsors food fest Mark your calendars for May 2526 when Franciscan fathers and parish members hold a • Sagra dei sapori flegrei (Phlegrean flavors) in a panoramically situated church. While there, view the art works and relics on the beloved patron saint and protector of Naples. Find out more at www.santuariosangennaro.it/ ENOGASTRONOMY Slow food Campi Flegrei to hold ‘Earth Market’ May 25 Priorities for the event are updating members and supporters on current organizational matters and raising funds for the rebuilding of the damaged City of Science. Verso il Mercato della Terra (Towards Earth Market) will be at the City of Science in Bagnoli. Details will soon be posted at www.slowfoodcampiflegrei.com/. Cantine Aperte returns the last Sunday of May This program provides lots of opportunities to experience and purchase nectars from Italian vineyards. Open Cellars has been one of the most important Italian wine events to help market the country and its wine territories, according to Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement). For participating wineries, see www.movimentoturismovino.it. Buon divertimento!
An old wine cellar previously photographed. Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars), a national Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement) program returns May 26 to provide lots of opportunities to experience nectars from Italian vineyards. See the list of participating Campanian vintners at http://www.movimentoturismovino.it (Photo by J. Freed)
Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register • May 3: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC. • May 5: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 6: Limoncello Making, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 6: Nurturing Parenting for Prenatal Families, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 7: Cultural Tips, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Capo FFSC. • May 7: Sponsorship Training, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Capo theater. • May 7: Easy Italian, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capo Fellowship Hall. • May 7: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 8: Retirement Planning w/TSP, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 8: Choices (Managing Your Mood), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 9: Resume Writing, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 9: Italian Cooking class, 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Departure from Support Site. • May 9: Stress Management 101 – Part 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 9: Stress Management – Part 2, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • May 9: Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Support Site FFSC.
USS Monterey Conducts Exercise with Albanian Navy By MC3 Billy Ho, USS Monterey Public Affairs
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducted exercises with the Albanian Navy in Porto Palermo, Albania, April 28. The exercise is part of a continuing effort between the U.S. and Albania to improve Albanian maritime surveillance capabilities. “The purpose of our exercise is to provide the Albanian authorities a chance to exercise their coastal surveillance and response capabilities,” said Capt. Thomas Kiss, the Monterey’s commanding officer. The four-hour exercise involved responses to suspicious activity and simulated distress calls by the Albanian Coast Guard. “All maritime countries must be able to secure their coastlines and respond to vessels in distress within their territorial waters,” said Kiss. “Sometimes that process involves working with other countries, and anytime we get to practice, it is valuable for both participating nations.” Monterey, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Individual Force Protection Plans Personnel planning on traveling outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) should contact their chain of command’s Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the request and will notify you of all requirements that must be fulfilled prior to travel. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements which require more processing time than 30 days. Contact your ATFP division as soon as possible in order to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the NSA Naples ATFP office by any of the following means. Phone: 081-568-5525/5595; E-mail: M-NA-NSASEC-ATdivision-GS@eu.navy.mil Or visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Navy Embraces Inclusion During 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
NATO Lions Rugby Club Wins at Ceprano
From Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs
By Cmdr. Charlie Neve, Vice Chairman of NATO Lions Rugby Club
The NATO Lions Rugby Club were tournament champions at a four-team invitational held April 21 at the Community Stadium in Ceprano, a small Italian town about 85 miles north of Naples. They were presented with a trophy at the reception by the Mayor of Ceprano after winning three games and adding some team bonus points for the league. The 15-a-side invitational was hosted by the Ceprano region Celtic Irish Rugby Club, made up of Italians with a connection to the Emerald Isle. Ladispoli and Terracina, both teams from Rome, were also invited to the tournament where each game was a 30-minute match with no half-time period. The Lions started the tournament with a win over the hosts in a closely contested game. The results were entered into a bonus point league system so the Lions wanted to score 4 tries or more in every game. The Celtic Irish had other ideas and after a quick try by Lions flanker Lt. Jason Kreutter, they responded with a converted try of their own scored by their very fast left winger to lead the game 5-7. The score remained that way until the 27th minute when Lions captain and scrum half Petty Officer Dave Greninger scrambled over for a try to make it 10-7 for the Lions. The Irish were deflated by that try and at 30 minutes Lions fly half Stephane Belleguic intercepted a loose ball to run 75 metres and bring the final score of game one to 15-7. Ladispoli and Terracina fought out a close second game with Terracina coming away winners 3 tries to 2. Terracina then played the Celtic Irish and won that game by 2 tries to one. Lions’ second game was a comfortable win over Ladispoli, but started with a scare as
The NATO Lions win a line out versus the Celtic Irish. (Photos by Sarah Anderson)
Ladispoli opened the scoring in the first minute. Lions fought back with four unanswered tries; the first involving some really neat passing work between the two French players Stephane Belleguic and Capt. David Bredy from which Belleguic eventually grounded the ball and Bredy converted. Then a try from new winger Petty Officer Ross Massey gave the Lions breathing space. Petty Officer Shane Anderson was passed the ball from a darting run by Valentin Alchynskiy to score the third try and Bredy added another score at 24 minutes. Ladispoli hit back with another score of on the final whistle making it 26-10 for the Lions. Ladispoli then played Celtic Irish for the wooden spoon and the hosts were able to overcome the Rome opposition in a close game. The Lions played Terracina in the final game, a competition decider, amidst some real expectation from both sides. It took 8 minutes of hard-fought rugby in
The NATO Lions in a scrum with the Celtic Irish.
the center of the pitch before Lions made the first breakthrough and scored through fly half Belleguic. Bredy converted. Petty Officer Kevin Young was next on the score sheet for the Lions after some great work by Belleguic and Bredy. Lt. Adam Sezate made some blistering 20m plus runs midfield and one of them led to center Bredy thundering through to score under the posts where he converted his own try. At 27 minutes, with a LIONS lineout on their 22, lock Cmdr. John Tolg jumped high and took a great ball passing it down to Petty Officer Dave Greninger who passed out to Belleguic for Bredy to switch inside and go over for try number four. The icing on the cake was when Anderson got the ball off another Tolg line-out take and went over to seal the game 31-0. The hosts provided a very sociable meal and after party with entertainment from an Irish Band to round off a full day of rugby in the heart of Italy.
The Navy joins our nation in celebrating the contributions of generations of patriots during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May. The Navy announced April 29 in NAVADMIN 115/13, this year's national theme is "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion," Inclusion is a recognition that diversity of ideas, experiences, areas of expertise, and backgrounds contribute significantly to the Navy's ability to fulfill its variety of missions both today and in the future. USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) exemplified this year's theme of embracing cultural values and inclusion by utilizing the talents, language skills, and cultural backgrounds of three Sailors to further their mission in the US Navy's first bilateral anti-piracy exercise with China's People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)). In September 2012, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Chinese Frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) conducted visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) drills near the Horn of Africa to enhance cooperative anti-piracy efforts. During the exercise, three Churchill Sailors were utilized as translators. Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Junwen Liang, Ship's Serviceman Seaman Qing Su, and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Guo Rui Liu, all Chinese immigrants, played an integral role in the success of the exercise by bridging both the language and the cultural gaps between the two crews. Liang, who immigrated to the United States from China at age 20, said he came to America speaking almost no English and joined the Navy after pursuing further education in New York. During the exercise, Liang performed as translator for Cmdr. Chris D. Stone, commanding officer of USS Winston S. Churchill. "This is a unique opportunity to use both my native and adopted languages in service of my country," said Liang. According to Stone, "On-site translation and briefing on customs helped ensure solid communication between U.S. Navy and PLA(N) Sailors, along with aiding us in understanding the cultural nuances that help both sides better understand each other." "My opportunity to take part in this exchange, and in the Navy itself, reminds me that I serve a country that accepts people from many different parts of the world," said Liang. "No matter where and how I serve, I'm still serving for my freedom and my country." Asians and Pacific Islanders of various nationalities and ancestry have been serving in our Navy since the early 19th century. Asians and Pacific Islanders have continued to be at the forefront as leaders in every aspect of American life, including Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii's first Congressman and the first Japanese American to serve in Congress. Having enlisted in the US Army at age 17 and serving during the Second World War, Senator Inouye was a great champion of all the armed forces throughout his career. He received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism and indomitable leadership during an engagement in World War II. On Dec 17, 2012 Senator Inouye passed away, leaving behind a noted legacy of leadership and a drive to enhance inclusion in our Armed Forces and across our country. In 2013, Sailors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage comprise 6.5 percent of our active duty Naval force. Over 20,000 active duty Sailors, 4,000 Reservists, and 18,900 Navy civilian employees identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander, including 10 flag officers, 9 members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and 176 master chief petty officers. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders encompass over 50 ethnic and language groups, representing a vast array of cultures, nationalities, and historical roots. Directed by Congress in 1978 and established by Presidential Proclamation in 1979, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week was first observed the week of May 4, 1979. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush expanded the observance to encompass the entire month, and in 1992, Congress passed a law permanently designating May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute provides printable posters, presentations, guidance for organizing observance, and educational facts on their website, http://www.deomi.org/ under the section "Special Observances."
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US, Nigerian Medical Personnel Exchange Best Practices From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
An Italian pilot assists Capt. Thomas Kiss, left, USS Monterey (CG 61) commanding officer, while navigating the ship into the port of Livorno, Italy. Monterey, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by MC3 Billy Ho)
USS Monterey Completes Port Visit to Livorno, Italy By MC3 Billy Ho, USS Monterey Public Affairs
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Livorno, Italy, after a three-day port visit, April 26. While in port, Monterey hosted a luncheon and tour for Rear Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, superintendent of the Italian Naval Academy, and members of his staff. Midshipmen from the Naval Academy also toured the ship and met members of the crew. “The tour allowed the admiral, members of the Italian Naval Academy staff and midshipmen a chance to better understand the U.S. Navy’s capabilities… and strengthen the relationship between the Sailors of both countries,” said Capt.
Thomas Kiss, Monterey’s commanding officer. During the port visit, the ship’s soccer team had the opportunity to play against a team from Camp Darby, a U.S. base located between Pisa and Livorno. Monterey Sailors were also able to tour Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terra, and Pisa. “Our port visit to Livorno provided us a unique opportunity to visit this part of Italy, meet the local populace, and experience the amazing local culture,” said Kiss. “The crew had a great time and were fantastic ambassadors for the United States and the U.S. Navy.” Monterey, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. and Nigerian medical personnel conducted a medicallyfocused subject matter exchange at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Lagos as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS), April 22-26. The training focused on the abilities to respond to trauma casualties and the connection between field treatment of casualties and follow-on treatment once transferred to a hospital setting. Eighty Nigerian medical personnel participated from Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital Lagos. Those that participated said they were glad for the opportunity to exchange information and felt that the exchange was highly beneficial. “I am very passionate about my profession,” said Pat Orobor, chief nursing officer at Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital. “I like everything you have taught us so far. I like the practical sessions especially having to apply the tourniquet to help save a life. Helping to save a life and not allowing someone to die especially if I can do that is basically what I enjoy doing most.” U.S. and Nigeria medical professionals have conducted periodic professional exchanges as an ongoing relationship to share best practices since the inception of APS in 2008. Senior Nigeria medical officials praised the positive interaction. “Teaching was very beneficial and warmly received,” said Nigerian surgeon Rear Adm. Yusuf, commanding officer of Navy Reference Hospital Lagos. “We hope for additional exchanges in the future to occur here in Lagos and at Naval Hospitals in the U.S.”. The four-day course hosted nurses, students, medical assistants and physicians. U.S. medical exchange members shared lectures and techniques on diagnosing numerous traumatic injuries. Part of the training used examples from combat trauma cases to show how medical providers used ultrasound to quickly and easily make critical diagnosis in both field and hospital settings. “This exchange has opened up avenues for continued partnerships in providing top-notch trauma care,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kristie Robson from Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. “Both Nigerian and U.S. medical providers have had to work in austere conditions to provide care to their warfighters. This exchange is a pro-active way to draw on that experience and to share combat and civilian care lessons learned to improve treatment for trauma casualties.” The exchange was held as part of ongoing APS engagements. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
FFSC Tip of the Week: Registering for a Transition GPS Workshop From the Fleet and Family Support Center
The newly formatted Transition GPS workshop is conducted each month at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). This class was previously known as the TAP Workshop. Workshops are generally offered twice per month, and are designated as either pre-retirement or pre-separation sessions. Command Career Counselors (CCC) or their equivalents in other branches of the armed forces are the only personnel permitted to register members for Transition GPS class. In the event that you do not have a CCC, you may contact the Installation CCC to arrange attendance. Your CCC can also assist you with the completion of a pre-separation counseling brief and checklist (DD2648) as well as assist with obtaining your Individual Transition Plan (ITP), copies of awards and evaluations, VMET, Current LES, and your credit report; all of which are mandated prerequisites to Transition GPS attendance. If you have a spouse who would like to attend the workshop, be sure that your CCC is aware so they can request the appropriate number of seats. If you have any additional questions regarding Transition GPS or the Transition Assistance program, please contact the FFSC at DSN: 629-6372 or 081-811-6372.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued 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. SAIL WITH THE NAPLES NATO YACHT CLUB (NNYC) AMERICAN TEAM. We are looking for Americans interested in participating in dinghy races sailed at the NNYC facilities on the island of Nisida. Experience not required. FMI, contact Bob & Shauna Bunnell at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo Fleurant at 328194-6897 or email@example.com. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ Connect-theTots-Club. PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meets every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall (above the library) for food, friends and faith. There are six Bible studies to choose from, and childcare and nursery care to homeschoolers is free. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. 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. 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, visit www.naplestoastmasters.wix.com/toastmastersnaples. 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 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@ gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS Visit the University of Phoenix and the University of Oklahoma to learn what on-site degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. CALLING ALL NAPLES NURSES! Please consider joining the Naples Area Nurses Association (NANA). NANA is an organization of nurses that work together to fundraise, participate in social events, and provide support throughout the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and NSA Naples community. FMI, contact Lt. Shelley Beltz at shelley.beltz @med.navy.mil or Lt. Jenny Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE WELFARE & RECREATION ASSOCIATION is available to meet associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Landing. FMI, visit http://www. wraitalia.it. SECURITY NOTE: All DoD military or civilian personnel hosting an event off base must complete a Special Event Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days in advance, regardless of organization, if the event will involve 50 or more personnel, include distinguished visitors or involve personnel wearing uniforms. FMI, contact the AT/FP Division at 081-568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, call 347-544-0254 or visit http://www.aa-europe.net/countries/italy.htm. RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL NAPLES Tuesday Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn and praise and worship music will be provided during this time. Wednesday Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the hospital chapel. Call 081-811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being held. Thursday Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospital galley. SURE START is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. FMI, call Karen Rodrigues at 081-8114682 or the school at 081-811-4037. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. E-mail George Piette at kofcnaples@ gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home. CARNEY PARK LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION meets at 9 a.m. Mondays. All skill levels welcome. Discounted play with membership. FMI, call Carol Borkowski at 081-804-3345, or Carney Park Golf Course at 081-526-4296. EDIS SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS holds volunteer orientation the first Wednesday of every month at the organization’s Capodichino office from 8:3010 a.m. and the first Tuesday of every month at the hospital from 9:30-11 a.m. Call 081-568-4788 for info. LATINOS UNIDOS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Meetings are at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For more info, contact Michael Cortez, Michael.email@example.com, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org, 081-811-5554. CUB SCOUT PACK 007 Want to camp in Nettuno, hike in Cuma, go bowling or participate in swimming and archery? Then Cub Scouts is the place for you! Boys in first through fifth grade meet three times per month to learn skills that they apply on hiking, camping and service outings. FMI, contact email@example.com or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.
Friday, May 3 4:30 p.m. Iron Man 3, PG-13 (3D) Premiere Showing 6 p.m. The Host, PG-13 7:15 p.m. Iron Man 3, PG-13 (3D) Saturday, May 4 Jurassic Park PG-13 (3D) Premiere Showing 4 p.m. Iron Man 3, PG-13 6 p.m. Jurassic Park, PG-13 (3D) 7 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen, R
Tuesday, May 7 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, May 8 4:30 p.m. Oblivion, PG-13 6 p.m. The Host, PG-13 7 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen, R
3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 Jurassic Park, PG-13 Iron Man 3, PG-13 Oblivion, PG-13 Iron Man 3, PG-13 (3D) Monday, May 6 Closed, No Movie
Thursday, May 9 4:30 p.m. 42, PG-13 Last Showing 6 p.m. Jurassic Park, PG-13 7 p.m. Iron Man 3, PG-13 (3D) Friday, May 10 4:30 p.m. Iron Man 3, PG-13 6 p.m. Tyler Perry's Temptation, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7:15 p.m. Evil Dead, R Premiere Showing
Movie descriptions RON MAN 3, PG-13, Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce. Action/Adventure, 130 min. Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
URASSIC PARK, PG-13, Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck. Action/Adventure, 127 min. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts
HE HOST, PG-13, Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt. SciFi/Fantasy, 125 min. What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about Jared, Ian, her brother Jamie and her Uncle Jeb, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
BLIVION, PG-13, Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Action/Adventure, 124 min. Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the
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May 11-12 Mother’s Day in Puglia and Orvieto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 218 May 24-27 Memorial Day Getaway in Puglia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 274 June 15-16 Father’s Day in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 178 July 3-6 Fourth of July in Venice . . .€ 228
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breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. LYMPUS HAS FALLEN, R, Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell. Action/Adventure, 107 min. When the President is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning’s insider knowledge to save the President and prevent an even greater catastrophe.
2, PG-13, Cast: Harrison Ford, Jon Bernthal, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie, Jud Tylor. Drama, 128 min. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired.
YLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION, PG-13, Cast: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones. Drama, 111 min. An explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, this film tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life.
VIL DEAD, R, Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore. Horror, 91 min. In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
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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Children from participating schools perform for the crowd during the International Children's Festival held at JFC Naples, April 23.
International Children's Festival Celebrated at JFC Naples Story and photos from Allied Joint Force Command Public Affairs
The Turkish element from Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples hosted an International Children's Festival April 23 on the soccer field at the JFC Naples headquarters in Lago Patria aimed at promoting this year’s slogan "Let the Lion Have Fun!” Every year Turkey invites children from around the world to participate in the International Children's Day festivities. The children interacted with peers from different cultures to build friendships and develop a deeper understanding of one another. This year’s celebration marked the 35th anniversary of JFC’s festival. During the event, Turkish Navy Capt. Zengin said to the children, "You are our future. You will be leading your nations and our world tomorrow. Please spread the spirit of brotherhood and love to all of us here today.” The event included an art competition, dancing, singing and games. Students from eleven schools and Turkish groups participated. One of the children, Selen Karsil, a fifth grader from International School of Naples said, "I really enjoyed meeting other friends from different countries and schools. I am looking forward to next year’s celebration.” At the end of the festival, a representative from each school was presented with a certificate of appreciation. The event concluded with a festive party and a display of drawings and art that were submitted for a contest. JFC Naples has celebrated Turkish International Children's Day since 1979.
Greece and US Military Coordinate Rescue From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-CNA) Personnel Recovery team and an aircraft assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 assisted the Greek Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) during a search-and-rescue event near Greece, after two cargo ships collided, April 29. In conjunction with the MRCC, the CNE-CNA personnel recovery team responded to the request for support to help locate and assist the missing mariners. The guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) received a mayday call in the early morning hours, which put the Personnel Recovery team into action. Once the search area was determined, the Personnel Recovery staff gave coordinates to CTF-67, which launched a P-3C maritime patrol aircraft to search the area and locate the missing mariners. The P-3 crew helped coordinate efforts with a Greek rescue helicopter until a Greek C-130 was able to arrive onscene. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other parties in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Ana Gonzalez, attached to Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4), signals to the pilots of one of the command's P-3C Orions as the plane taxis after participating in a search and rescue mission off the coast of Greece. VP-4 is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by MCSA Devin Menhardt)
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Moving This Summer? Start Planning Now, Be Flexible! By Richard A. Rado, Director of Personal Shipping Office, Naval Supply Systems Command’s Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Detachment Naples
April through September are very busy months for the moving industry and Department of Defense personnel. Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) and Agents are stretched to capacity during the busiest moving period, and often times are forced to perform services with limited packing crews, trucks in short supply, and storage facilities filled to capacity. However, each person can manage unforeseen changes in their move plans by being informed, planning ahead, and remaining flexible.
Before You Move: Moving is stressful enough, but knowing what to expect during the move can calm most anxieties. Before you make your move application plans or contact the local Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO), go to www.move. mil and www.youtube.com/navyhhg for updated information, customer information videos, articles regarding shipping entitlements, claims, privately owned vehicle
shipment and much more. Navy personnel can also go to www.navsup.navy.mil/household for tips, move articles, videos on responsibilities, frequently asked questions, and other helpful tools. If you are married, encourage your spouse to participate in the pre-move or self-counseling process. After all, in most instances the spouse at home will be the one there when the movers show up. Together, the sponsor and spouse are more likely to communicate all their moving needs. If one of you, spouse or sponsor, is not available to supervise the move, then the other party will be prepared to supervise the move in the event of an unforeseen absence of a spouse or sponsor. Members and their spouses should know all moving documents they must receive, review, sign, and why these documents are important for a successful move. Both spouse and sponsor should know what actions to take in case of difficulty during a move. They should be familiar with their personal responsibilities when releasing shipments to the agent or accepting shipments from the moving company.
Moving weight allowances are determined by the member’s grade in accordance with Joint Travel Regulation Volume I or Joint Federal Travel Regulation Volume II, Service Regulations and policy guidance. Ultimately, members are responsible for keeping personal property limits within their weight allowances. To avoid excess costs, take the time, early in advance of the move date, to estimate your shipment weight. Your weight estimate is Not official. You will then have sufficient time to dispose of personal things you no longer use to reduce your potential excess costs. If you decide to keep all your goods and possibly ship above your weight allowance, you need to budget to pay the excess cost, which can be quite substantive in most cases. To estimate the weight of household goods, start with the net weights of all shipments of your last move. Normally your shipment documents from your previous move will indicate the total weight shipped to your current duty station. Be sure to include all shipments at government expense still in storage at other locations, if applicable, as
Fil-Am Association Holds Earth Day Cleanup
Members of the Filipino-American Association of Naples spent the morning of April 20 cleaning up the Support Site of Naval Support Activity Naples in support of Earth Day. Nearly 20 volunteers spent their Saturday morning armed with gloves and trash bags to pick up the wide range of trash that had collected around the base. (Photo courtesy of the Filipino-American Association of Naples)
well as weights for any personally procured moves (formally “DITY” - Do-It-Your-Self). Add weights for all household items you acquired since you last moved, such as furniture, hobby equipment, tools, books, collectables and electronics. Oh yes, do not forget outside furniture or play sets. Many Service members are familiar with the “1,000-poundsper-room” estimate. Unfortunately, families often forget to include rooms such as storage sheds, large closets, yards, garages, carports, basements, and other hidden areas. That’s why it’s best to start your estimate with all weights from your last move, and then adjust for what you recently acquired. Remember, an estimate is simply that a “best guess” estimate of what you intend on shipping. It’s not an official weight. Another way to control your shipment weight is to estimate weight for the member’s Professional Gear, or “ProGear”, if any. Pro-Gear is any “article of household goods in a member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination.” Some examples of professional books, papers and equipment (PBP&E) are: reference materials; equipment peculiar to technicians; mechanics; specialized instruments and tools, specialized clothing such as diving suits, astronaut' suits, flying suits and helmets, band uniforms, chaplains' vestments, official awards, and other specialized apparel not normal or usual uniform or clothing in the member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties. The weight of ProGear is not counted against member’s weight allowance but to be validated, the sponsor must: 1). Declare Pro-Gear at counseling; 2). Separate ProGear during packing by the movers, and 3). Ensure movers weigh Pro-Gear separately and mark boxes as “Pro-Gear,” for member or spouses on the pack out inventory, before signing shipping documents from the agent. Pro-Gear does not include sports equipment or office, household, or shop furniture and fixtures such as desks, cabinets, and racks. Spouses of active duty service members are entitled to “Spouse Pro-Gear” too, if spouses have professional employment that requires the use of PBP&E. Be sure to ask your counselor, if you qualify.
Making Your Move Application: Orders are not required to initi-
ate the move process, but will be required, along with a signed shipment application (DD Form 1299) from the member, to complete and submit the shipment request. Be flexible when arranging dates for packing, pick-up and delivery. Final pack and pick-up dates are not confirmed until the transportation service provider or agent conducts a “pre-move survey.” So ensure confirmation of pack or pick-up dates, before making final travel arrangements. If circumstances such as increased transportation service provider or agent workload, cause a change to the agreed upon pack and pick-up dates, there could be a likely possibility, that the new requested dates may not be available and this may cause a delay in rescheduling the move. Stay in contact with the transportation service provider or agent. If there are changes to permanent change of station orders, contact information (en route or destination), or checkout dates, be sure to communicate changes immediately to the transportation provider, agent and, or personal property shipping office counselor. Upon arrival at destination, immediately contact the destination agent and personal property shipping office, to coordinate delivery. If there is a government furlough from June through September, Personal Property Shipping Offices may have reduced operating hours, which could influence the time it takes to process shipments. Be sure to verify PPSOs operating hours during peak season. Contact your local personal property staff or “self-counsel” with Defense Personal Property System (DPS). If you plan to move soon and have your official Permanent Change of Station orders, don’t wait, get started now. DPS online is available 24/7 for you to initiate your moving application. Just go to the DPS website at www.move.mil/ home.htm. A user identification and password is required for selfcounseling access. DPS has been extremely innovative in that it allows member to manage their move from origin pickup to destination delivery. Additional features of DPS are online claims functionality, shipment tracking and Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Of course traditional appointments can still be coordinated with your local Personal Property Shipping Office. If you’re ready, “It’s your Move.” Contact the local personal property office at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone DSN: 629-6778 for additional information.
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IS1 PATRICK INGRAM As Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) detachment leading petty officer for U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet, Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (IDW) Patrick Ingram manages nine Sailors and is responsible for more than 25 fleet-level exercises, ensuring TLAM readiness throughout the area of operations. In addition to his primary duties, Ingram is the command enlisted information dominance warfare specialist program coordinator, a building manager and TLAM security representative. His goals are to learn Italian and complete his bachelor’s degree.
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LT K.C. NILSSON As the department head of TRICARE Operations at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Lt. K.C. Nilsson, from Monroe, Utah, is the command’s Access to Care manager and oversees a staff of business managers who provide internal consulting and analytical services to the hospital and Branch Health Clinic Capodichino. He spearheaded the development of provider report cards and a workload productivity tool for tracking, and ultimately offering insight for improving, the performance of clinics within the command. Nilsson is accompanied in Naples by his wife, Jessica, and their three children, Julia, Scott, and Heidi. He and his family enjoy traveling throughout Europe and exploring the local Neapolitan culture. You can catch Nilsson riding his bike to work each day – fulfilling the call from the Surgeon General of the Navy for us all to embrace a healthy lifestyle, moving from “Healthcare to Health.”
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AMMORBIDENTE / Fabric softener CANDEGGIARE / To bleach CAPI DELICATE / Delicates CESTA DEL BUCATO / Laundry basket DETERSIVO / Laundry detergent LAVARE A SECCO / Dry clean LAVATRICE / Washing machine MOLLETTE / Clothes pins PRELAVAGGIO / Prewash PULITISSIMI / The cleanest SMACCHIATORE / Stain remover STENDERE AL SOLE / To dry in the sun STENDINO / Portable drying rack STIRARE / To iron
Fare il bucato / Doing the laundry HM2 CHRISTOPHER MUÑOZ Hospital Corpsman Second Class Christopher Muñoz joined the Navy in 2006 out of Sacramento, Calif. He served as a General Duty Corpsman at Naval Hospital Jacksonville from 2008-2010 before arriving in Bella Napoli in 2010. Muñoz currently works in the Pharmacy Department. He has served as an Assistant Command Fitness Leader promoting a healthier and fit lifestyle and recently completed his first marathon in Rome. Always looking for the next challenge, he is now flirting with the idea of completing an Ironman Competition. Muñoz and his wife, Heather, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child in June. “I have had a great experience here and will never forget it. I had no choice but to excel when I was surrounded by such outstanding colleagues. What a great duty station to be assigned; I will miss the pizza and the wine and the history of this beautiful country.”
NPC Provides CPO Board Package Confirmation From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
Sailors who submitted a board package to the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Active Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selection Board can confirm its receipt at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) by clicking on the "Selection Board Status" link on www.npc.navy.mil, officials said April 30. "I encourage all candidates to review their record for completeness," said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (SW/AW/EXW) Leland E. Moore. "There is no requirement to submit a package unless something is missing from your record that you want the board to consider." Per NAVADMIN 294/12, the selection board will review the Official Military Personal File (OMPF) of all candidates. If documents are missing from a candidate's OMPF, they may submit those documents, along with a cover letter to the selection board president, to be reviewed by the board. Because of volume, certain documents for enlisted Sailors including training, education, qualifications, and awards are only submitted to the OMPF when a Sailor reenlists or separates. So, Sailors, who have recently achieved a warfare designator, college degree, significant qualifications or other pertinent achievements, may want to submit a letter to the board with supporting documents. Packages submitted to the active-duty CPO board must be received by the NPC Customer Service Center (CSC) by May 28. Packages must include a cover letter and each document in their package must include the member's
full social security number. Candidates may not send classified documents. Refer to the NAVADMIN 294/12 for guidance and mailing information for candidates who wish to submit a package through traditional mail or encrypted e-mail. Documents reviewed by the CPO board can include: * Procurement, enlistment/reenlistment data; * Navy Enlisted Classifications and Warfare Designations; * Evaluations and Fitness Reports; * Administrative remarks; * Training and education; * Decorations, medals, and awards. Letters sent to a selection board for consideration will not be added to a service member's OMPF permanently. BUPERSINST 1070.27 outlines all items that should or should not be submitted by service members and how to submit those documents. The FY-14 Active CPO Selection Board is scheduled to convene June 17. The active duty CPO selection board is the largest selection board conducted in the Navy. The board typically lasts five weeks, with results forwarded to the Chief of Naval Personnel for final approval. For more information, visit the NPC Selection Boards Web Page at http://www.public.navy.mil/ BUPERS-NPC/BOARDS/Pages/default.aspx or call the NPC CSC at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC.
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Italian Students Tour Capo
Students from the junior high school of Casoria "Nino Cortese" pose for a group photo during a tour of the base facilities at Capodichino April 19. (Photo by MC2 Josh Bennett)
Bootcamp Session with the Naples Beachbody Fit Club
Members of the Naples Beachbody Fit Club and others participate in a Bootcamp session Saturday at Support Site's Central Park. The Naples Beachbody Fit Club is a free fitness club with 264 members from the community. Bootcamps are open to the community and free. Participants can bring their strollers and children. Approximately 20 members of the club flew to London to participate in Saturday and Sunday's Tough Mudder London North 2013, which will put them up against 22 obstacles during an exhaustive course. (Photos by MCSN Nicole VanderGriend)
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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NOTICE: The Department of the Navy announced a hiring freeze effective Jan. 14. Effective immediately, all appropriated funds, U.S. and local national vacancy announcements will be placed on hold until further notice. However, some positions are exempt from the hiring freeze as per the Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) guidance issued Jan. 28. Announcements for exempt positions will be advertised as normal on this page. HRO WEBSITES: https://cnic.navy. mil/europe/about/Jobs/index.htm and http://hronaples.altervista.org HRO FACEBOOK: HRO_NAPLES Please contact us at 081-568-5409 for any questions. The Human Resources Office is located in the Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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: Effective May 1, CONUS hires currently residing in the Naples/Gaeta commuting areas Must apply through USAJOBS in order to receive consideration.
OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS-1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN#EUR13-537395-AG, (Multiple Positions), Full Time Permanent. Next Cut Off-Date: May 16.
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DATE: May 9 Installation Station Chief, Ua0081-04, ANN#62588-548272-AG, Full Time Permanent. Area of Consideration: Current U.S. Naval Support Activity, Fire & Emergency Services Department permanent employees only. Installation Lead Firefighter, Uc-5201-05, ANN#62588-548273AG, Full Time Permanent. Area of Consideration: Current U.S. Naval Support Activity, Fire & Emergency Services Department permanent employees only
COURTESY LN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE: May 10 Language Assistant, U.S. Army Public Health Command, PHCREurope, District – Southern Naples Vet Branch Naples, U1046-04, ANN#VI-13-33-LN, Part-Time Perm PSN, 20 HPW. The application form is available on website:https://cpolrhp.cpol. army.mil/eur/index.htm. The applications must be e-mailed to: u s a r m y. v i c e n z a . h q d a - c p a c . mbx.LNemail@example.com. If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-568-5409. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve
the HRO services or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO representative is available for the bi-weekly "Meet & Greet" at the Support Site food court area. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he or she will bring the question back to the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next "Meet & Greet" is from 8-9 a.m. May 6.
NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic.navy.mil/ Naples/FleetAndFamilyReadiness /AboutFleetAndFamilyReadiness /Jobs/index.htm The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.
NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child and Youth Programs Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 12-159, (Multiple Positions). Flexible/regular part-time, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 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 or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, and Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guardian Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-042, flexible, Golf Course, Carney Park. Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-044, flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-155, flexible, Liberty Division, Capodichino. Helps the customers in the recreation center with recreational events. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 (Theater Concessionaire) ANN# 13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#13-035, flexible Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Food Service Worker, NA-740804, ANN#13-036 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. Lead Lifeguard, NF-0189-02, ANN#13-059, temporary flexible (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Ensures subordinate lifeguards are enforcing the pool rules and regulations. Open Until Filled Lifeguard, NF-0189-01, ANN# 13-061 (Multiple positions) temporary flexible (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Works as instructor, safeguards and supervises swimmers and bathers in pool area. Open Until Filled
CNREURAFSWA NAF U.S POSITION CYP Leader, CY-1702-II, ANN# 13-053R, regular full time, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Division, Naples. The Child and Youth Program Leader (CYP) provides 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: May 6. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Current CYP employees only.
NAF LOCAL NATIONAL POSITION Lead Lifeguard, Ua-0189-06, ANN#13-056, temporary full time Aquatics Division, (Seasonal Employment) Carney Park,/ Support Site. Open Until Filled. Lifeguard, Ua-0189-07, ANN# 13-057, (Multiple Positions) temporary part time/full time, (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Open Until Filled.
NEX EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Building 2091-B Call 081-813-5253/5254 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application, please visit our website at: https:// www.NavyExchange.jobs.
U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#120003GH Sales Clerk/ CL/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 Cosmetics, Health & Personal Care, Sporting Goods, Garden, Christmas Shop , Pets, and Cough and Cold departments. Ann#120003GG 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#120002U7 Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#120003GF Sales Clerk/ HL/NF-01/Flex. 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 electronics, housewares, domestics, furniture, and gifts departments.
CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#130001BZ Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#12000343 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. JFC-NATO MINI MART (Lago Patria) No Vacancies LATINA MINI MART Ann#120002U5 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. GAETA MINI MART No Vacancies