Serving the nato, naples and Gaeta military communities in italy
57th year, no. 21
W hat ’ s I nsIde Make time for Dad at local cultural events
Friday, June 1, 2012
Remembering the fallen
NATO gets keys to new JFC headquarters Page 7
Adm. Bruce W. Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, delivers remarks during the Memorial Day ceremony at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery May 28. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Felicito Rustique)
Naples teams bring home championships Pages 10-11
Naples-area service members pay tribute to those who died in WWII By MC1 Felicito Rustique, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Commander U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
Shopping for finery at the Posillipo Market Page 13
Service members from Italy and the United States came together for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Italy, May 28. Joint U.S. military and Italian platoons, the Italian Army Band, and the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band attended the ceremony to honor and pay tribute to the fallen warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice during the liberation of Sicily in 1943. Adm. Bruce. W. Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, paid homage to the fallen heroes enshrined at the expansive 77-acre cemetery. “I stand before you in the tranquility of this
Italian Carabinieri and service members from U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa present the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno May 28.
monument with overwhelming feelings of pride, humility, and gratitude,” said Adm. Clingan. “It is in sanctuaries like this that we find ourselves speaking in reverence to ordi-
nary people who gave their last full measure in acts of extraordinary courage.” see MEMORIAL DAY Page 6
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NAVEUR-NAVAF fleet master chief retires By MC2 Stephen Oleksiak, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
leet Master Chief Bradley LeVault, U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica fleet master chief, retired following 30 years of loyal service at a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Naples in Naples, Italy, May 24. Shipmates from around the region gathered to honor and pay tribute to an outstanding sailor and his exemplary career.
Adm. Bruce W. Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, praised Fleet Master Chief LeVault and his family for their contributions to the Navy and their country. “[LeVault] has always been a man driven by purpose and commitment,” said Adm. Clingan. “An entire generation of officers, chief petty officers and sailors have benefited from his professionalism, integrity and exemplary work ethic… thank you for your service,
your sacrifice, your leadership and your friendship.” Master Chief LeVault’s career was nothing short of an adventure. Following basic training in 1982, he and his wife traveled from Florida to Japan, Iceland to Norfolk, and back to Florida. Finally, after numerous deployments and four children, their journey drew to a close in Naples. For his performance and success in the Navy, Master Chief LeVault was presented with the Legion of Merit by Adm. Clingan. see LEVAULT Page 6
Fleet Master LeVault.
June 1, 2012
Captain’s Corner By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer
Special wine tasting for single sailors
I’d like to start off by offering my sincerest condolences to those who lost loved ones in the earthquakes throughout Italy these past few weeks. For our community, these events serve as a stark reminder that disasters can strike at any time, and that our region is prone to seismic and volcanic activity. Please take time now to make a plan, prepare an emergency kit and stay informed by tuning into our emergency communication channels. Your first action in any natural disaster should be to shelter in-place — or, if your building becomes structurally unsound, to get to a safe area. More information will then come via PAO notes, Facebook, the Command Desktop Notification System, AFN radio or giant voice announcements. We bid farewell last week to one of the most influential members of our community, Fleet Master Chief Bradley LeVault. He and his wife, Amy, have had an enormously positive impact on the Naples community and on the Navy as a whole. I want to personally thank them both for their service to our sailors, our Navy and our nation. The Navy is a better place for LeVault’s service, and we are all better off for having served with him. The LeVault family will be missed, and behalf of those you have served so well during your career, we wish you all the best – fair winds and following seas. Congratulations to all those sailors who were selected for advancement this week! Through your hard work and dedication, you have earned your advancement. As you assume greater rank and responsibility, stay focused on the mission and taking care of your people. Congratulations and well done. I’ve been driving around with the executive officer taking a look at the various trash collection points on the Support Site. Things are looking better, and we have been successful in having the bulk items removed. We are making progress. However, there are sites that have been passed over, and we are prioritizing those sites for pickup with the Italian authorities. We’ll continue to keep the pressure on the consortium and the Comune di Gricignano. The Navy Lodge is pretty booked all the way through the summer. That said, often newcomers move into their new residence prior to the end of their 60-day reservation, so what appears to be full today may not be in another few days. The point for sponsors is that if you can’t get your newcomers reservations in the Lodge, check back regularly to see if space has opened up. The Lodge is not always aware when someone is planning to check out early. One of my favorite things to talk about is our amazing high school sports teams. What a year it’s been for them! We brought home seven European Championships this year: boys and girls cross country (third year in a row for the boys), boys and girls volleyball, boys basketball, girls soccer (third year in a row) and softball (fourth year in a row). The Tiger Sharks also won their seventh consecutive European Forces Swim League Southern Division Championship. Many of our other teams also did extremely well, earning solid second-, third- and fourth-place finishes at the European tournament and rounding out great seasons. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches who worked so hard to make these dreams a reality. I’d like to invite everyone to join us for the Battle of Midway ceremony Monday, June 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the main piazza at Capodichino. This pivotal World War II battle doomed Japan’s defensive strategy in the Pacific by decimating its mobile striking forces. In one blow, U.S. carrier aviation destroyed four of the six Japanese fleet carriers. At Midway, U.S. naval aviation won a decisive victory and delivered a blow from which the Japanese fleet never fully recovered. Japan lacked the industrial capacity to replace the lost carriers, and the hellish attritional campaigns of the battle of Santa Cruz and the Solomons spelled defeat to Japan’s pre-war cadre of seasoned naval aviators. It was the coming of age for U. S. naval aviation. At the June 4 ceremony, Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton will deliver remarks in honor of this momentous battle’s 70th anniversary. Have a great weekend and stay safe!
The USO Naples would like to invite Naplesarea single service members to a special wine tasting event Friday, June 8. This special opportunity, offered exclusively to unaccompanied service members at the discounted rate of €15 per person, features transportation, a delicious dinner accompanied by the best wines of the area and traditional Neapolitan music. Seats are limited. To sign up, please contact the USO Naples at 081-568-5713 or 081-811-4903.
Groups can apply for FSYP funds through June 29 Family Support and Youth Programs (FSYP) is seeking organizations that would be interested in the funds raised via the Combined Federal Campaign. These funds are to improve the quality of life at overseas military installations. The board will convene and determine award levels the first week of July 2012. Organizations may ask the FSYP committee for funds using the application enclosed in NAVSUPPACT NAPLES INST 7280.1, which can be found by going to www.cnic. navy.mil/Naples and entering 'NAVSUPPACT NAPLES INST 7280.1' in the search bar. Applications for the funds must be forwarded to Master Chief Charles Collins, Naval Support Activity Naples command master chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. June 29 for consideration.
Thrift store special uniform and all-store bag sale June 1 Come to the Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store Friday, June 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for its $5 bag sale. This sale includes anything in the store: all uniforms and whatever you can stuff in a green Commissary bag. This special sale will be held the evening before its regular first Saturday of the month bag sale, and is for military members and dependents only. Note: the
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Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony June 4 Naval Support Activity Naples will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway Monday, June 4. The ceremony will take place in the main piazza at Capodichino at 8:45 a.m. All are invited to attend. For more information on this historic battle, please visit www.history.navy.mil/ photos/events/wwii-pac/midway/midway.htm.
D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony June 4 On Monday, June 4, Naples Elementary School fifth-grade students will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program during a ceremony to be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria. All teachers and parents are invited to attend. The ten-week Naples D.A.R.E. program promotes healthy decision-making and provides youth with the tools to resist drugs and violence.
Important DODDS dates June 1: Field Day June 4: Geography Fair — 6 p.m., Naples High School Cafeteria June 4-5: Senior Exams June 5: Senior Awards Ceremony at 1 p.m. June 5: Student 2 Student Middle School Pool Party at 2:45 p.m. June 5: Baccalaureate ceremony — 6 p.m., Support Site Chapel June 7: Senior graduation June 8, 11-13: 7th- to 11th-grade exam week June 13: Middle school graduation and dance June 14: Last day of school — Early release at 11 a.m.
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Panorama June 1, 2012
June 4 marks anniversary of Battle of Midway
T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS,
JUNE EVENTS 9-11 MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT Invest in your marriage! At this event, couples experience a safe and relaxed environment in which they can fall in love all over again. Rediscover the foundations of your relationship, develop new skills, and learn from other couples. If you are interested in attending, please call the CREDO Office at 081568-5255. 28 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS Visiting Nurses. Next class is June 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society Office, located in room G-016 in the Admin II building at Capodichino. Topics include newborn care (i.e. bundling, diapering & bathing), feeding, crying & comforting, health & safety, etc. Contact NCMRS for registration and information at 081-568-3913.
At the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, aircraft from the USS Enterprise (CV-6), pictured above, sank the Japanese carriers Akagi and Kaga. Aircraft from the Enterprise later contributed to the sinking of the carrier Hiryu. A stunning American victory, Midway saw the Japanese lose four carriers in exchange for the USS Yorktown, which was badly damaged in the fighting and later lost to a submarine attack. Naval Support Activity Naples will host a Battle of Midway remembrance ceremony June 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the Capodichino piazza. All are invited to attend. (Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)
Author Jack W. London visits Naval Support Activity Naples By MC2 Class Jason Howard, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe elebrated World War II author Jack Woodville London recently paid a visit to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples May 23 to meet with students and community members as part of a larger European tour for the military. London began his visit by speaking with Naples High School students on the importance of hard work to achieve personal goals in life. “The most important story you will ever have is your own,” London told the students. “You have to discover for yourselves what it is you want to do to make your lives meaningful, and then discover the person you need to be to make those plans a reality.” The students listened and interacted with London during the presentation, which included anecdotes about his family and his journey to becoming a writer. “I thought Mr. London’s presentation was interesting because he was inspired to be here and to share his story on how he became a writer,” said junior Grace Gardner. “It inspired me to look more into what I want to do with my life when I get older.”
FFSC Tip of the Week: Visualization
In addition to the students in attendance, Naples High School faculty members were also very receptive to London’s appearance. “I believe it is important that we have authors like Jack W. London come to visit us because the students read all the time and now they can make an actual connection with the author and the book,” said Selina Joseph, a 7th grade language arts teacher. “The main thing I hope students took away from this presentation is realizing that if they have a simple dream, with a lot of hard work they can turn that dream into reality.” London’s visit to NSA Naples also included a visit to the base bowling alley for a meet-and-greet luncheon with community members, as well as a book signing at the base library. London said he found the day he spent with the NSA Naples community rewarding thanks to the reception he received from everyone he met. “These students are a lot more grown up and have more sophisticated tastes than I did as a student at their age,” said London. “The Navy has a lot to be proud of in the way they are raising these kids.” For more information, please visit London’s website at http://jwlbooks.com/
From the Fleet and Family Support Center Are you thinking of an important project but you feel stuck? Do you want to develop a skill and you don’t know where to start? Do you want to improve your health or your body’s response to a medical treatment?
Or do you want to simply relax? Use the power of visualization to enhance your capabilities in dealing with one or all of the above. To learn about visualization and to sign up for a stress management class, call Louise Cappiello at 081-811-6533. For more information about the Fleet and Family Support Center and services it offers, call 081811-6372.
NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. ALLIED SPOUSES CLUB is seeking strong candidates to fill the following leadership positions: events coordinator, volunteer coordinator and bazaar chairman. Annual rotation of leadership also means we are electing new board positions: president, vice president and secretary. FMI, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. LA MIMOSA THRIFT SHOP AT JFC is currently accepting volunteers to sort donations and staff the store. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. La Mimosa is closed Wednesdays and weekends. FMI, e-mail ascpresidentjfc@ gmail.com. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Are you interested in taking photos of Naples Elementary School students during 2011-2012? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@eu.dodea.edu. ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) NEEDS VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS. ARC needs volunteer instructors for various courses. Those interested in becoming instructors can contact the ARC office at 081-568-4788. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches for the 2012 spring soccer season for the age groups of U-9, U-11, U-13, and U-15/17. For more information or to sign up, email ASCNapoli@yahoo.com or check the group’s Facebook page, ASCAmerican Soccer Club of Napoli. 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 email@example.com. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-6803282 or by e-mail to email@example.com. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2011-12 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON 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 338479-7023 or email@example.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB (NOSC) is seeking volunteers! Join a group of dedicated and committed women to plan and execute social events, community outreach projects, and day tours. For more information, please email Chioma Griffin, club Vice President at nosc1stvp@ gmail.com.
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Panorama June 1, 2012
From the San Martino Carthusian Monastery Museum, Dad can experience an alluring bird’s eye view of the city and the newly renovated Naples Maritime Station against the Bay of Naples.
Take Dad out to local events this month Story by Lou Freed Photos by J. Freed
n the horizon is the day to thank American fathers for all the things they have done and sacrifices they have made to support their families. Kids and moms who are looking for ways to honor Dad may want to consider a gift of the arts, food or wine — three things proscribed as quality of life enhancements by the late Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi, whose parents emigrated from Italy’s Marche region. Add travel to the mix and the blend should make Dad feel happy on his special day.
art Certosa di San Martino and current exhibit of miniature Italian army make for a lovely present A thoughtful gift for Dad would be a visit to the Certosa di San Martino, a Carthusian monastery that has been transformed to a museum. The complex is undoubtedly one of Naples’ veritable treasures and a destination that should be on anyone’s cultural list. Perched on the Vomero hill, the monastery construction began in the 13th century and was completed in the 14th century. A restructuring in the 17th century gave it Neapolitan-Baroque features that are visible today. The legacies from the Spanish and Bourbon eras include magnificent frescoes by renowned painters such as Battistello Caracciolo, Francesco De Mura, Luca Giordano, Jusepe de Ribera and Francesco Solimena, as well
A visit to the fascinating exhibit “Un esercito di carta: Arriveranno i piemontesi” (“An Army in Paper: The Piedmontese will arrive”) at the San Martino Museum would captivate Dad’s attention and certainly put a smile on his face.
as sacred sculptural works by artists such as Giuseppe Sanmartino. Throughout the museum, many walls are adorned with enticing prints, such as the precious 15thcentury Tavola Strozzi and varidocumenting paintings ous Naples’ historic past. A definite must-see is the massive Cuciniello Nativity, considered to be among the world’s finest works of craftsmanship. In the nativity scene, hundreds of exquisite costumed figures and animals rendered with painstaking detail compete for viewers’ attention. Due to the museum’s commanding location, the complex provides alluring views of the city against the Bay of Naples that can be glimpsed through the museum’s windows, including those in the Hall of Events. In this room you will find the fascinating exhibit “Un esercito di carta: Arriveranno i piemontesi” (“An Army in Paper: The Piedmontese will arrive”). A visit to this special showcase would captivate Dad’s attention and certainly put a smile on his face. On parade in four display cases is an adorable miniature version of the Piedmont army that broke into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and destroyed the town of Gaeta in the 1860s. There are 500 representations of handsomely dressed officers, riflemen, lancers, marksmen, horse artillery and cavalrymen in their full glory. Viewers will wonder at how much time and patience mid-19th century watercolorists Emanuele and Filippo Emilio Gin took to craft and paint the pieces in vivid
Italy and Beyond Lou Freed is a regular contributing culture and travel columnist for Panorama. She has travelled and cruised Lou Freed extensively in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Her monthly column offers cultural and travel insights locally and further afield.
watercolors and tempera. Overall, the superb details on the soldiers’ uniforms and regalia, including the plumed hats of the Marksmen Corps (bersaglieri in Italian) are simply fascinating and entertaining. According to exhibit organizers, the assembly displayed is but a small part of the large collection of more than 2,000 figures that the museum purchased in the 1920s from the aforementioned artists, who were a father and son team. For a satisfactory examination of the details on the Piedmont army uniforms, a magnifying glass would be helpful, since the exhibit room’s lighting is somewhat limited and controlled to protect the pieces from glaring lights. This exhibit ends Sept. 10, concluding the museum’s series of initiatives celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Before leaving the Hall of Events, pop in the next room and take the opportunity to learn the origins of the San Carlino Comedy Theater that popularized the characteristics of Pulcinella, the commedia dell’arte character that has become a symbol of the city of Naples. The memorabilia includes a theater model, portraits of actors and a
Panorama June 1, 2012 Pulcinella mask and costume. An hour to examine the contents in the two exhibits above would be time well spent. As to be expected, more time would be needed to visit the church and the nativity scene. You can access the Hall of Events through the cloister of the monastic complex. The San Martino Museum is in Vomero next to the St. Elmo Castle. The museum is open every day except Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For queries, ring 081-578-1769 or 081-229-4498 or go to http://museosanmartino. campaniabeniculturali.it.
archaeology Let Dad explore antiquities at National Archaeological Museum In addition to the San Martino Museum exhibit above, you can take Dad downtown to explore Naples’ National Archaeological Museum, which contains extensive Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as the worldclass Farnese collection. A favorite Roman artifact is the magnificent Alexander mosaic in the Pompeii collection. Measuring some 10-feet by 20-feet, the mosaic dates from around 100 B.C. and depicts the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It was discovered at Pompeii in the House of the Faun in 1831, and is believed to be a copy of either a Greek painting or a fresco completed in the 4th century B.C. In 2003, a team from the International Center for the Study and Teaching of Mosaic in Ravenna created a modern copy of the mosaic with about 2 million pieces of marble. The project took nearly two years to complete and was installed in the House of the Faun in 2005. To cap off Dad’s museum visit, you can drop by the Gabinetto Segreto (Secret Chamber) to view a cross-section of Roman good luck symbols and charms. Be forewarned, the erotic content inside may not be suitable for kids. For more details on the museum, log onto http://museoarcheologiconazionale.campaniabeniculturali.it.
Concerts San Carlo Theater ushers in summer season In anticipation of a summer filled with concerts, the San Carlo Theater has lined up a series of accomplished musicians for June. • June 10 to 12: Narrator Toni Servillo takes center stage with Musical Director Roberto Abbado and the San Carlo Theater Orchestra. • June 11: “Jazz Essence Tour" brings Eduardo De Crescenzo, a Neapolitan composer, author and musician, back to stage after a long absence dating back to 2008. With this performance, to be staged with five great jazz musicians of international fame, the artist begins a new phase in his long artistic career. • June 21: A “Festa della Musica” with the San Carlo Theater Chamber Orchestra will welcome summer at the Palace Gardens. • June 23: The special event “Moretti Concert” will feature Director Franco Piersanti, Narrator Nanni Moretti, Musician Nicola Piovani and the San Carlo Theater Orchestra. • June 27: The Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang will wow audiences June 27. The virtuoso pianist has reportedly inspired more than 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano – a phenomenon The Today Show nicknamed "the Lang Lang effect.” For the San Carlo program, the pianist renders compositions by Johann Bach and Franz Schubert.
Cruises Escape to a floating hotel This summer, you could consider spoiling Dad with a cruise offered
by either an Italian or American company. The mega-sized Fantasia and Splendida cruise ships run by Italian-owned MSC offer authentic Italian regional cuisine, along with evenings jam-packed with singing, dancing and acrobatics. Similarly, the American cruise ships now plying the Mediterranean out of Rome or Venice can offer relaxing retreats with plenty to do onboard. Consider Celebrity’s award-winning Solstice Class ships, which were named Frommer’s 2011 Best Ships. These include the Equinox, winner of the 2012’s Cruise Critic’s Cruisers' Choice Awards for Dining, Entertainment and Service, as well as the Solstice, Silhouette and the upcoming new ship, Reflection. All ships are known for their upscale elegance, aesthetically laid out public areas, impeccable service and fantastic culinary offerings. For the sporty Dad, look into Royal Caribbean International’s mega ships (the Allure being the world’s largest) and the amazing amenities onboard the vessels Navigator of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas. Both ships leave distinct impressions for their immensity, representing American preferences for wide, open spaces and outstanding recreational facilities. Besides the American-style entertainment mentioned above, an unusual evening feature is a staff costume parade at the beginning and on the last evening of the cruise, which always proves memorable. Overall, a week or so on either Royal Caribbean International ship is a good vacation value, especially for those who enjoy being physically active onboard. View the websites of the cruise companies above, as well as http://www.interliner.com for enticing cruise rates offered to U.S. military personnel.
enogastronomy -Wines Toast the man in your life with award-winning wines Recently Vitigno Italia, a large mid-May wine fair in Naples, highlighted its 2012 three-day program with an award ceremony under different categories. Annually, the event gathers 250 Italian vintners at the Castel dell’Ovo to help promote their products, while visitors can experience diverse Italian wines. Any of these prize-winning wines would make an excellent gift for Dad. The overall best wine in the 2012 edition of the initiative went to the Bibi Graetz winery of Fiesole for its Testamatta (2009), a 100-percent Sangiovese red wine. Grand gold medals were captured by the Pantellerian Ben Rye passito (2009) from the Sicilian Donna Fugata winery, as well as by the Franciacorta DOCG Riserva (2004) spumante from the Muratori Brothers’ winery in Cortefranca. In addition, Gold and Silver medals were awarded to the top 30 white, red, rose, sparkling and dessert wines from the more than 300 wines judged by a panel of experts. A notable winner from Campania was Villa Matilde, with gold medals for its Vigna Caracci 2008 white and its Rosati Terre Cerase 2011 rose. Vitigno judges also awarded prizes for other categories rather than just for the type of grapes, a standard used in previous years. For instance, Antonio Palumbo of Cantine Federiciane and Francesco Rotolo of Volpe Pasini won in the category of wine producers under the age of 30. Furthermore, the Terradora wine producers were awarded for their efforts in developing their wine territory. Additionally, Volpe Pasini won the Special Vitigno Italia 2012 prize for having the best results under three categories, with Cripto, Merlot Focus and Sauvignon Zuc
di Volpe emerging as victors. See the rest of the winners at http://www.vitignoitalia.it. Click “Stampa” on the home page then link to “Premi Vitigno Italia 2012." -Food Alimentation brings love Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and his men were also said to have had the best food during the general’s heyday. Prove the general’s view on men and cuisine at local food celebrations below, but check the websites for festivity updates or changes before leaving home. *Avellino province Montoro Superiore holds its “Festival della Pizza” from June 14 to 17. See details at http://www. associazioneilcastello.com. Then from June 22 to 24, Montoro Inferiore will put on the “Sagra trofie con radicchio e porcini.” Details are now posted at http:// www.associazioneilcastello.com. *Benevento Province Forchia has slated its “Sagra della Ciliegia” (Cherry Fest) from June 8 to 10, according to informaat tion http://www.forchiainfesta.eu. Meanwhile, the lovely medieval town of Cusano Mutri is revving up for its “Sagra dei prodotti tipici locali” from June 21 to 24. Check out the specifics at http://www. sannioturismo.com/sagra_prodotti_tipici.html. *Naples Province Pozzuoli’s cozy but charming San Gennaro Church welcomes all to its “Sagra dei Sapori Flegrei” this weekend, according to the eyecatching banner in front of the church. On Saturday, food sales begin at 8 p.m. and continue into the evening. Then on Sunday, food sales will pick up again at lunch and dinner times. Call 081-5261114 for more details.
photo op A colorful religious fest If Dad enjoys documenting or capturing memorable folklore, visit Cusano Mutri’s “L’Infiorata” (Flower Festival) on June 10 when the town celebrates “Corpus Domini.” The streets of the town literally become the canvas for “floral paintings” with religious motifs framed and adorned with fresh flowers. Reportedly, the fetching town draws hundreds of visitors to this visually rewarding annual event. Learn more at http://www.comunecusanomutri. com or at http://www.prolococusanese.it.
Fair Barbecue grills and outdoor furniture abound at Fiera della Casa Though men usually say to their children or wives, “Don’t buy me anything...I’ve got all that I need,” you may want to propose a walking tour to the Mostra d’Oltremare (Overseas Exhibition) for the Fiera della Casa any day between June 13 and 24. The venue is located in Viale Kennedy, just minutes from Allied Joint Force Command Naples. At the Fiera della Casa, the barbecue grills combined with the comfortable outdoor furniture displayed may just snag Dad’s attention. The main exhibit features lots of leather and wood furniture, plus custom kitchens at special fair prices. Entertainers are usually programmed as weekend entertainment, so moms may want to look into any acts that might interest Dad. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Pay parking is available underground next to the Q-8 gas station. View the poster at http://www.mostradoltremare.it/ MdoWeb/showpage/1, then watch for more event details at http://www.mostradoltremare.it.
Fleet and Family Support Center events this week From the Fleet and Family Support Center
For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC.
UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register Friday, June 1 – LEGAL ASSISTANCE AT SUPPORT SITE FFSC (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Legal Assistance appointments will be performed by a Naval Legal Services Office attorney two times per month at the FFSC service center. The attorneys are available for the usual legal assistance services – powers of attorney, immigration, consumer law, creditor/debtor issues, divorce, etc. Please contact 081-568-4576 for more information or to make an appointment. Monday, June 4 – CULTURAL TIPS (9 - 10 a.m.; At the TLA coffee Shop) Tiziana, an intercultural relations specialist, will be available to answer your cultural questions on food, holidays, trips, etiquette, transportation, the Italian language, and a lot more. Tuesday, June 5 – TEVEROLA MALL “MEDI” (10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Meet outside the Support Site) Visit 100 stores, restaurants, and more only 10 minutes from the Support Site. Note: Requires prior purchase of two E1 bus tickets. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NAPLES (Noon - 2 p.m.) Looking for a job in Naples? This educational session is great for spouses and family members who want to explore the various employment opportunities available in Naples. COUPON CLUB (1 - 2 p.m.) Do you want to save money on your groceries? You don’t have to be an extreme coupon user to save money. Join other smart shoppers to sort coupons and discuss cost saving methods to help your family. Wednesday, June 6 – EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING (12:30 3:30 p.m.) Having a difficult time creating your resume? This seminar provides a basic introduction to the design and purpose of a resume. Special attention is given to the federal employment resume. Thursday, June 7 – THE HILL OF POSILLIPO & MARKET (8:30 a.m. 2 p.m.; Departs from JFC) One of the most beautiful areas in Naples, Posillipo has long been a favorite destination for famous poets, writers and celebrities. SMOOTH MOVE (8 a.m. - noon) Don’t let your upcoming transfer catch you off guard – start planning today. Registration is required prior to attending. Note: All non-Navy personnel should arrive at 9:30 a.m.
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register Friday, June 1 – SPONSORSHIP TRAINING FOR THE MT. WHITNEY (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) At the FFSC Gaeta.
Naples area ombudsmen and key spouses The ombudsmen program at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples coordinates communication of information between service members and their families. The service provided by ombudsmen becomes especially critical and helpful during deployments. Here is a list of ombudsmen for Naples area commands. AFN NAPLES: Donna Vigil, email@example.com CNE BAND: Rachel Schoonmaker, cnebandombudsman@ hotmail.com CNE- 6th FLEET: Ashley Haggerty: c6fombudsman@ gmail.com CNREURAFSWA: Sindy Copeland: cnreurafswanaples@ hotmail.com CTF SIX THREE & COM SEALOGEUR: Arlene Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org CTF SIX NINE & COMSUBGRU EIGHT: Emily Key, ctf.69. email@example.com FLCSI- Naples: Maria Seibel, firstname.lastname@example.org JFC: Edna Wood, email@example.com NSA Naples: Heather Staib-Jerzy, nsa_naples_omb@ yahoo.com NCTS: Denise Caton, firstname.lastname@example.org NSSA DET Naples: Gretchen Bozwell, nssadetnaplesombudsman@ hotmail.com USNH: Amy Romanowski & Latascia Hamilton, usnh_ombudsman@ hotmail.com U.S. ARMY ELEMENT: Jennifer Molina, email@example.com U.S. ARMY ELEMENT - ALPHA COMPANY, U. S. ARMY ELEMENT - HHC: Alisha Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. AIR FORCE ELEMENT: Sonya Cage, usafkeyspousenaples@ yahoo.com U.S. MARINE ELEMENT: Suzin Lucas, naplesmarineombudsman@ gmail.com USS MOUNT WHITNEY: Sheree Johnson & Anna Nickell, email@example.com CURRENTLY VACANT: NAVFAC SEABEES, RLSO & NLSO, DESRON SIX ZERO. Any spouses who have an interest in becoming an ombudsman should contact the Ombudsman Coordinator, Cecellia Kitson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.
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Ms. Karen E. Johnson, deputy chief of mission and charge d’affaires at the U.S. mission to U.N. agencies in Rome, read President Barack Obama’s Memorial Day Proclamation to the audience. “‘Our nation endures and thrives because of the devotion of our men and women in uniform, who, from generation to generation, carry a burden heavier than any we may ever know,’” Johnson read to the audience. “‘On Memorial Day, we honor those who have borne conflict's greatest cost, mourn where the wounds of war are fresh, and pray for a just, lasting peace.’” Following the guest speakers, Adm. Clingan and Italian and U.S. dignitaries participated in a wreath-laying ceremony, honoring the 7,861 buried and the 3,095 still missing. Tributes were also made by Dr. Gianluigi Magri, Italy’s deputy minister of defense, and American Battle Monuments Commissioner Maura C. Sullivan.
Rear Adm. Kenneth “K.J.” Norton, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Resources and Plans at U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, arrives at a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial in Draguignan, France.
NAVEUR-NAVAF sailors honor WWII heroes in France By MC2 Daniel Viramontes, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
he Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Resources, and Plans at U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa visited the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial in Draguignan, France, to pay tribute to fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Kenneth “K. J.” Norton spoke to a multinational audience of American and allied service members, paying homage to the cemetery’s fallen heroes who died in the defense of freedom. “It is especially humbling to be here with you at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, where we are in the presence of 860 marked and 60 unknown graves of our fallen service members,” said Rear Adm. Norton. “May we also never forget the lives and testimonies of the 294 soldiers, sailors and airmen listed on the Wall of the Missing. This is indeed hallowed ground.” Rear Adm. Norton then recited an excerpt from a message President Ronald Regan delivered on Memorial Day in 1983.
“‘Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way,’” read Rear Adm. Norton. “‘We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.’” Following his remarks, Rear Adm. Norton and other U.S. and French dignitaries participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the buried and the missing. The ceremony was organized by the American Overseas Memorial Day Association, with support from French military regiments from Canjuers, Draguignan, and Dijon Airbase, as well as U.S. military members from Aviano Air Base and Naval Support Activity Naples in Italy. Distinguished guests included Mrs. Diane Kelly, U.S. Consul General in Marseille; Mr. Max Piselli, mayor of Draguignan; and various senior French and U.S. military leaders.
Navy introduces new Web-based early application tool for housing From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
ommander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) announced the phased Navy-wide release of the Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT) beginning May 1. This web based tool will allow sailors and their families to apply for housing online from any computer. “HEAT makes the Navy house-hunting process smoother and less stressful for our sailors and their families,” said Vice Adm. William French, Commander, Navy Installations Command. “By providing the early housing application online, sailors and their spouses can use HEAT to review housing and community information, and make an informed decision on a home before receiving their permanent change of station (PCS) orders,” HEAT utilizes authoritative systems to reduce the amount information personal of
required and to streamline the online process. HEAT can be securely accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Service members or their spouses can use HEAT prior to receiving permanent change of station (PCS) orders to request information about community housing or check their eligibility for military and privatized housing. They may also submit HEAT requests to multiple installations if they are not sure where they may be stationed next. “Our goal with HEAT is to reach out to sailors early in the PCS process to reduce stress and provide proactive support when moving from one duty station to another,” said Corky Vazquez, CNIC housing program manager. “With HEAT, sailors and their families are able to make contact with our Navy Housing Service Centers and Privatization Partners to discuss their housing needs and learn about their housing options at any time. HEAT makes it easy to connect with
our housing professionals and decisions informed make before even having orders.” HEAT will be deployed Navywide by Navy Region according to the following schedule: • Naval District Washington, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Navy Region Midwest began May 1; • Navy Region Southwest began May 8; • Navy Region Southeast began May 15; • Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia began May 22; • Navy Region Hawaii began May 29; • Navy Region Japan, Navy Region Korea and Singapore Area Coordinator beginning June 8; Marianas Region • Joint beginning June 15. HEAT will be implemented by region and will be Navywide by June 30. To access HEAT and for more information about when your base will have HEAT, please visit http:// www.cnic.navy.mil/HEAT.
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Master Chief LeVault thanked his family for standing by his side during his long career and presented them with tokens of gratitude. He then reflected upon his time in the Navy. “On August 20, 1982, my three favorite ladies took me to the delayed entry program station – my grandma, my mother and my beautiful red-headed girlfriend, Amy – and by that afternoon I was in boot camp,” said Master Chief LeVault. “I was one of 95,000 recruits that entered the Navy that year. It planted a seed of good order and discipline. I liked it and I was good at it.” Before departing, he commended the young sailors in the audience for their service in today’s Navy. “It has been a tough three years for sailors,” said Master Chief LeVault. “It is far harder being a sailor today than when I joined, and my hat goes off to enlisted sailors for their service.”
Ask the Doctor: Infant health By LTJG Elizabeth Fidler, NC, USN
What appointments does my child need for routine care? Your child’s health is a top priority at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. Providers recommend that children see their primary care manager (PCM) routinely, especially during their first two years of life. These visits are needed to ensure your child is growing appropriately, is wellnourished, is achieving appropriate developmental milestones, and receives proper immunizations. During these visits, your questions and concerns can be addressed, and information and guidance provided. Currently, providers see infants at the ages of 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months, 15 months, and 18 months. Your doctor may recommend more frequent checks, and you should follow his or her plan for your child. If you would like to read more on this topic, you may visit this site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaccines/MY01013. Do you have a health question you would like us to answer? We welcome your questions and feedback. Please contact the Naval Hospital Public Affairs Officer at email@example.com.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.
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Weekly Crime Statistics for May 21 - May 27, 2012 – Traffic accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (3 off base) – Vehicle break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (4 off base) – Stolen vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (3 off base) – Larceny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (1 on base) Stolen Vehicle (off base). On May 21, at approximately 7:22 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle theft that occurred May 18 in Aversa, Italy. Victim reported that he had parked his vehicle and upon returning noticed it was missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On May 21 at approximately 8:10 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred May 20 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim reported that he had parked his vehicle behind his gate, and upon returning he noticed his passenger side window broken and multiple items stolen. Unsecured Larceny of Personal Property (off base). On May 21 at approximately 9:26 a.m., E-5/USN reported an unsecured larceny that occurred May 20 in Gaeta, Italy. Victim reported that she had placed her purse at the beach and upon returning an hour later, her purse was missing.
NATO received the keys to the new Allied Joint Force Command Naples headquarters in Lago Patria during a signing ceremony May 23. (Photo courtesy of Allied Joint Force Command Naples)
NATO takes ownership of new JFC Naples headquarters From Allied Joint Force Command Naples
The keys of the new Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples headquarters in Lago Patria were officially turned over to NATO at a signing ceremony held at the new site May 23. The formal transfer of the new site from the host nation to NATO was met with distinction and professionalism. Col. Luigi Bodini, JFC Naples post commander, a participating signatory in the transfer of possession of the site, added that the new Lago Patria headquarters is the perfect prequel to future civil and military partnerships. "Built to support more than 2,000 NATO staff members and three separate commands, the new Lago Patria site is a superb operational headquarters location,” said Bodini. "Lago Patria is the ideal place for future NATO growth and regional development.” The new NATO headquarters is located just outside of the town of Lago Patria in the region of Campania and will be the home of NATO's Allied Joint Force Command Naples. The site,
more commonly referred to as "Lago Patria,” promises to propel the Alliance's Naples-based command into the future by providing a bold and technologically savvy home for one of NATO's most visible commands. "This new headquarters will provide the services and facilities required by a headquarters which has been assigned challenging and important missions within the future NATO military command structure,” said Bodini. As nearly six decades of NATO in Bagnoli comes to an end, Dr. Diana Sodano, the command's community relations officer, emphasized the rich history and magnificent community of which NATO has been a part. "We can all be proud of our command's accomplishments,” said Sodano. "Looking forward to our future service at Lago Patria, we can be equally proud and excited about the next six decades and beyond.” Once NATO assumes full control over the new site, NATO officials will make a future announcement regarding a formal opening ceremony at the Lago Patria headquarters.
Individual Force Protection Plans (IFPP) All personnel planning to travel outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) are required to contact the Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division with their travel location(s) and dates at least 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the requests and will respond in an e-mail with the proper course(s) of action. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements that require more processing time than 30 days. Contact the ATFP division as soon as possible to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the ATFP office by any of the following means: Phone: 081-568-5525/5595 E-mail: Justin.Shaver@eu.navy.mil or Jamal.Goodson@eu.navy.mil You can also visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Vehicle Break-In (off base). On May 21 at approximately 10:09 a.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred May 20 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim reported that he had parked his vehicle and upon returning noticed his driver’s side window broken and multiple items stolen. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On May 21 at approximately 1:39 p.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred May 20 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim reported that he had parked his vehicle and upon returning noticed his driver’s side window broken and multiple items stolen. Stolen Vehicle (off base). On May 23 at approximately 11:25 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle theft that occurred May 22 in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victim reported that he had parked his vehicle in the parking lot, and upon returning he noticed his vehicle was missing. Stolen Vehicle (off base). On May 23 at approximately 4 p.m., O-3/USN reported a vehicle theft that occurred earlier that day in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victim reported that he parked his motorcycle at his residence, and upon returning noticed it was missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On May 24 at approximately 10:25 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred May 23 in Varcaturo, Italy. Victim reported that he parked his vehicle and upon returning noticed his driver’s side lock damaged and multiple items stolen.
Mosquito prevention tips By Joe Della-Volle, Public Works Department Environmental Division
Mosquito breeding season is in full swing. Here is some solid advice for preventing and repelling these itch-inducing pests at your home. The best way to prevent mosquitoes from biting you in or around your home is to prevent them from hatching. This can be done by eliminating standing water around your home. The lifecycle of a mosquito goes like this: An adult mosquito lays a raft of eggs in water. Mosquitos don't need a large body of water to lay eggs in — a dog bowl with a little water left inside it is sufficient to make a mosquito larvae habitat. The eggs turn into larvae within 48 hours of being laid. The larvae feed on microorganisms in the water. It takes larvae about one to six days to become pupae. The pupae take about 48 hours to develop into full grown adult mosquitoes. I'm telling you this so that you understand how quickly mosquitoes reproduce. If you inadvertently leave standing water on your property, mosquitoes will reproduce in it extremely quickly. Here are some examples of potential mosquito larval habitats: • Bird baths • Wading pools • Rain gutters • Old tires • Buckets • Pet dishes • Flower pot bottoms • Crumpled plastic sheeting and tarps • Soil depressions that accumulate water Keeping mosquitoes away from your house takes vigilance in terms of inspecting your property for potential larval habitats. Drain all standing water to help keep the mosquito population down.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON 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/. RECEIVE DAILY REFLECTION, an inspirational thought-for-the-day e-mailed throughout the work week. To receive Daily Reflection, email Chaplain Charles Luff at email@example.com. 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 347-5440254 or visit http://www.aa-europe.net/countries/italy.htm. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL invites community members to join the Rosary Prayer Group that meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Chapel. For more information, e-mail CWOCNaples@gmail.com. PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL PWOC Woman's Bible Study meets every Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall. Free child care provided. For questions, contact Audrey de Rivera at 345-872-9947. ATTN MILITARY RETIREES AND SURVIVORS Connect to the retired community through membership in the U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI). For info and an application, visit http://usmra-si.tripod.com or call 329-208-7315. PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS WELCOME AT ALL CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB ACTIVITIES! The CTT Club hosts events, crafts and outings designed for you and your child (infancy through preschool). For more information on the club, visit www.meetup.com/Connect-theTots-Club/. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer and fellowship. Child care provided. For information, contact Eileen Mayette at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets every 1st Sunday of the month at the SS Fellowship Hall at 12 p.m. FMI, contact Christian Rodriguez at email@example.com, Catherine Katimbang at catherine. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group’s Facebook page: Fil-Am Naples. TOASTMASTERS meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center. FMI, contact Toastmasters President Leonard Augustine at 346-771-7506. 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 Jaime Gonzalez at email@example.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home. NAPLES CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION meets regularly to support families on their homeschooling journey. FMI, contact Susan Van Cleave at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Frank Chapman at email@example.com. 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 081811-4962. BOY SCOUT TROOP 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Support Site Community Center. E-mail the Scoutmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop007naples/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 orientation the first Wednesday of every month at the organization’s Capodichino office from 8:30-10 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, 3346771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org, 081811-5554. 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, June 1 4:30 p.m. Men in Black 3, PG-13 Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. The Avengers, PG-13 7 p.m. Men in Black 3 PG-13 Saturday, June 2 2:30 p.m. Men in Black 3, PG-13 4:30 p.m. The Avengers, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Men in Black 3 PG-13 7 p.m. The Avengers, PG-13 Sunday, June 3 4:30 p.m. Men in Black 3 PG-13 5:30 p.m. The Cabin in the Woods, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7 p.m. Men in Black 3, R Monday, June 4 Closed — No Movie
Tuesday, June 5 Closed — No Movie Wednesday, June 6 4:30 p.m. Dark Shadows, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Lockout, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7 p.m. American Reunion, R Thursday, June 7 4:30 p.m. Men in Black 3, PG-13 Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. The Avengers, PG-13 Last Showing American Reunion, R 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 4:30 p.m. Snow White and the Huntsman, PG-13 Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. Men in Black 3 PG-13 7 pm. Snow White and the Huntsman, PG-13
Movie descriptions EN IN BLACK 3, PG-13 for sci-fi action M violence, and brief suggestive content. Sequel, Comedy and Action/Adventure, 103 min. Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson. Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. HE AVENGERS, PG-13 for intense T sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference. Action/Adventure and Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 142 min. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson. Superheroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow answer the call to action when Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globespanning recruitment effort to defeat an unexpected enemy. Despite pulling together the ultimate dream team, Nick Fury and longtime confidant Agent Coulson must find a way to convince the superheroes to work with and not against each other when the powerful and dangerous Loki gains access to the Cosmic Cube and its unlimited power. HE CABIN IN THE WOODS, R for T strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity. Horror, Thriller and Comedy, 95 min. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams. Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. OCKOUT, PG-13 for intense sequences L of violence and action, and language including some sexual references. Thriller, Sci-Fi Fantasy and Action/Adventure, 95 min. Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James. On an orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth where the world's most dangerous criminals are kept asleep, the prisoners are suddenly awakened, causing a panic. Only a
Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it
TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARY AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS USO DAILY TOURS June 1 Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by Night . .€ 77 June 2 Zoo Marine- Aquatic Theme Park in Rome . . . . . . . . . . .€ 69 June 3 Wine Tasting in Monteporzio Cantonee . . .€ 75 June 8 Pompeii & Sorrento . . . . . .€ 45 June 9 Minicruise of the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . .€ 60 June 10 The island of Capri with Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 75
WEEKEND TOURS June 16-17 Father’s Day in Florence and Pisa . . . € 180 July 6-9 Summer Weekend in Venice . . . . . . . . € 228 July 28-29 Weekend under a Tuscan Sun. . . . . . . € 190 Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 Labor Day in Corfu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . € 627
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wrongly-convicted government agent can rescue the President's daughter from the deep space prison riot. MERICAN REUNION, R for crude and A sexual content throughout, as well as nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking. Comedy, 113 min. Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Nicholas, Tara Reid. It was the summer of 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married, while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler's mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about — and get inspired by — the hormonal teens they once were. ARK SHADOWS, PG-13 for comic horD ror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking. Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Haley, Bella Heathcote. Thriller, 120 min: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins set sail with their young son Barnabas from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas has the world at his feet — or at least, the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard. A witch in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. NOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, SandPG-13 for intense sequences of violence action, and brief sensuality. Action/Adventure and Fantasy, 127 min. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
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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Lady Wildcats win soccer title Senior Alexandra Mack and sophomore Isabella Lucy pummeled AFNORTH’s nets with 14 attempts to score a goal. Naples goalkeeper sophomore Sydnye Harris also helped the defense with 3 saves. Described as “simply sensational” by the Stars and Stripes, Mack picked up a kick from senior Katie Waller and launched the winning goal with 30 seconds left in regulation play. Waller served up the shot to Mack and Lucy, and Mack nailed it in the nick of time. At the conclusion of the tournament, Mack was named Most Valuable Player and was selected for the All-Tournament Team along with teammates Lucy, Waller and senior Alex Foley. Coach Melinda Durham, who has coached the team through two Division II championships, said she was “proud and inspired” by her team.
The Naples High School girls’ soccer team poses for a photo after winning the DoDDS-Europe Division II championship. Front row (from left to right): Cassidy Williams, Katie Waller, Alexandra Foley, Alexandra Mack, Morgan Sanders, Amanda Ortega, Kristin Song, Lexi Buell, assistant coach Enzo Cianciaruso. Back row (from left to right): Head coach Melinda Durham, Alisha Schiemeyer, Morgan Dodge, Hannah Hood, Kylie Beltz, Montana Bieder, Abby Waller, Isabella Lucy, Kelsey Ortwein, Sydnye Harris, Benedetta Laird, assistant coach Harold Laird and Valerie Cariello. (Photos by JD Hood) By Cynthia Fuerst
he Lady Wildcats’ soccer team took home a third DoDDS-Europe Division II championship during last week’s tournament in Germany. The Wildcats concluded another undefeated season with an astonishing number of season goals — 42 in all — while only allowing 11 goals in seven games. When vying for the championship, The Lady Wildcats
continued the superb performance that has distinguished their play throughout the season. They trounced Bamholder 4-1 and Hohenfels 3-0 in the first day of tournment play. Then they sailed into the semifinals with a score of 5-1 against American Overseas School in Rome. Later, they rolled over SHAPE in the semifinals, winning 6-1 and landing themselves in the finals against AFNORTH.
Naples senior Alexandra Mack charges during one of Naples’ 14 attempts at the goal during the finals of the DoDDS-Europe Division II soccer championship.
With a defense described as impenetrable, AFNORTH was undefeated in the region, and during the season only gave up 6 goals in
7 games. Yet the Wildcats rolled in with similarly impressive stats, a great deal of talent and an unstoppable team dynamic.
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Sophomore Chris Mack demonstrates his winning style at a recent meet as he flies to a first place finish in the 100-meter dash. At the DoDDS-Europe Division II championships, Mack took first in the 100-meter race, winning by .02 seconds. (Photo by Joseph Mack)
Track, baseball, boys soccer play hard, come up short By Cynthia Fuerst
track and field Despite illness and injury, the Wildcats’ track team traveled to Wiesbaden last weekend for the DoDDS-Europe Division II championships and gave some impressive performances. The competition brought out the best in many of the Naples athletes. Sophomore Chris Mack took first place in a close 100-meter race, recording a personal best of 11.20 seconds. Additionally, Junior Maria Beard took first place in shot put with a throw of 33 feet and 3 inches, while sophomore Ashley Forte took first in the 400-meter event, recording a personal best of 60.13 seconds. Senior John Fain took third place in the 1,600-meter run with a personal best of 4 minutes and 35.20 seconds. The boys’ 4x100-meter relay team composed of Mack, junior PJ Baker, junior Tyler Williams and sophomore Austin Bain took fourth with an improved time of 45.41 seconds. Unfortunately, not all of the Wildcats’ were able to demonstrate their abilities. As Naples went into the remaining races of the finals, the team came up short due to a couple of injuries. Coach Mark Tyler noted that these unexpected injuries led to the boys and girls track teams missing the overall first place DoDDS-Europe Division II title by a margin of a few points. The girls took second place among Division II teams, trailing the winner by only 7 points. The boys tied for third with Aviano, but were within striking distance of first place. Moving forward, the Wildcats will lose Fain and other seniors to graduation, as well as lose other athletes due to permanent change of station moves, but will retain a great deal of talent heading into next year.
Baseball The Wildcats' baseball team went into the championship tournament as the reigning Southern Region champion and started strong in the early days of the tournament. The Wildcats defeated Baumholder 14-0 and also rolled over AFNORTH 11-4 in the first day of tournament play. They remained strong in the quarterfinals, beating Rota 7-3. On day three of the tournament, the Wildcats were defeated by Bitburg 12-2. They then seemed like a lock for third place going up against the Vicenza Cougars, who they had played three times in league play and easily beaten 15-10, 9-4 and 16-1. But the Cougars handed a defeat to the Wildcats, outscoring the Naples team 21-0. Ultimately, the Wildcats came in fourth in the tournament.
Boys’ soccer The Naples boys’ soccer team started the DoDDS-Europe Division II tournament strong, defeating Baumholder 1-0 during the first day of play. Then on day two, Naples bested Aviano 4-2 during a single-elimination tournament, knocking the Aviano Saints out of the competition. Yet during day three of the tournament, the Wildcats fell 4-0 to the American Overseas School of Rome, ending Naples’ hopes of a championship title.
The Naples High School softball team won the 2012 Division II DoDDS-Europe championship by defeating AFNORTH May 26. Front row (from left to right): Gee Trigg, Shannon Walsh, Courtney Plante, Izzy Krause. Middle row (from left to right): Autumn Grant, Vicky Krause, Tara Carrico, Lindsey Arce. Back row: coach Jesse Costa, Davina Gutierrez, Mary Beard, coach Terry Caldwell, Nicky Jarvis, coach Tony Davis, Shanice Alexander, Harley Williams, manager Nico Davis, Bayley Caldwell, Amanda Trigg, coach Jose Ramiro.
Softball team takes 4th championship in a row By Cynthia Fuerst
he Naples High School softball team has done it again — for the fourth year in a row, the Lady Wildcats have brought home a championship. The Naples team became the 2012 Division II DoDDS-Europe softball champions May 26 by beating AFNORTH in the tournament finals 15-11. The championship is a sweet ending to an undefeated season for the Lady Wildcats. Since high school softball and baseball began in the Southern Europe conference in 2009, the Lady Wildcats have yet to lose a regular season game. Their sole defeat was during the 2009 championship tournament, which they ultimately won. In this year’s tournament, the Lady Wildcats scored 85 runs and only allowed 12 runs before reaching the finals. The Lady Wildcats beat Vicenza 5-4 during the first day of the tournament, and then rolled over Baumholder 21-3. The second day of play saw more double-digit scoring, with the Wildcats putting up 14 runs against the Hohenfels team (which squeezed out 3 runs) and outscoring Bitburg by 13 runs. Day three saw more of the same. In the semifinal games, the Lady Wildcats scored 17 runs
against the Ansbach team, which got one run in. However, the finals saw two teams who were well matched. AFNORTH was a strong team in its region, coming in third after powerhouses Ramstein and Kaiserslautern (Division I first- and thirdplace winners, respectively). The AFNORTH Lions led through most of the game, with the sixth inning being particularly difficult for the Lady Wildcats. The potential to tie the score was lost when the umpires determined that the runners had not tagged the bases. The resulting triple play by AFNORTH ended the inning, but the Lady Wildcats mounted a serious offensive attack during their next time at bat. Sophomores Tara Carrico and Vicky Krause started a hitting streak when they both tripled and brought home a run. Then a wave of scoring began and the Lady Wildcats won 15-11. The Lady Wildcats appear to own the Division II league championship, since they have not relinquished it since they started in the league four years ago. Even with departing seniors, there is enough talent and tradition left on the Lady Wildcats roster to indicate they won’t let go of this title anytime soon.
With a full count and two outs, Naples sophomore Vicky Krause slams the ball for a triple, starting a scoring frenzy during the championship game against AFNORTH. Sophomore Tara Carrico continued the scoring streak, which put the Lady Wildcats on top 15-11. (Photos by Bonnie Carrico)
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The appliance trouble call desk can be reached at 081811-4243/4242/4240 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours or on weekends and holidays, call the NSA Naples Quarterdeck at 081-5685547/5361.
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Response times for service calls under this contract are as follows: Emergency calls — within three hours; After-Hours emergency calls — within three hours; Routine calls — within three days.
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Government-leased family housing maintenance contracts: An “emergency” is classified as failure in services which constitutes an immediate danger to occupant or damage to property (flood, fire, electrical, gas leaks, etc.) “Urgent” is classified as issues such as heating, air conditioning, water heaters, or other matters that may not endanger the occupants or threaten damage to property, but would soon inconvenience and affect the health or well being of the occupants (i.e., your stove top works but your oven does not). “Routine” is classified as work that does not qualify as an emergency or urgent call (i.e., you have a cracked floor tile).
Government-leased family housing/economy private leases Appliance Shipping and Handling Contract: An “emergency” is classified per this contract as an inoperable refrigerator or an inoperable stove or oven. There is no “urgent” trouble call associated with this contract. A “routine” call is classified as all other troubles related to loaner furniture and appliances that do not qualify as an emergency. After-hours emergency calls (between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) are only allowed for only inoperable refrigerators and inoperable stoves and ovens. Note: If your oven does not work but the cook top burners do, or if all but one burner works, this situation would be considered routine and the repairs would be made the next working day. If you call after 10 p.m. to report that your stove or refrigerator is completely inoperable, your information will be taken and housing will send a repairman the next working day. If this happens, you are advised to limit opening the refrigerator door to maintain an adequate temperature to avoid food spoilage.
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Webster’s defines an emergency as “an unexpected serious occurrence or situation urgently requiring prompt action.” If I sliced my finger and blood was squirting around the room, I’d call that an emergency. If my child tripped and went through a plate glass door and was seriously injured, I’d call that an emergency. If I spilled a cup of coffee on my dress whites right before an awards ceremony, I’d probably call that an emergency. If the power went out at 3 a.m. and I noticed my alarm clock flashing, I’d probably roll over and go back to sleep – but my neighbor might call the help desk reporting the power outage, because “taking a cold shower” constitutes an emergency to him! The point is that in everyday life, what constitutes an emergency depends on the situation and the personalities involved. In the world of housing maintenance contracts, what constitutes an emergency is specifically stated in the contract – and that is what we must abide by. Realizing that time has passed for many of you since you were provided your housing handbook and area orientation tips are long forgotten, I’d like to take a moment here to clarify exactly what our contracts state about service calls. Issues related to maintenance of all of our government -leased housing, which includes units on the Support Site, Parco Eva, and Parco Le Ginestre, fall under our maintenance contract.
Urgent calls — within four hours; Routine calls — within five days. To report an emergency or urgent problem you can call the Housing Maintenance Trouble Call Desk at 081-8114286/4285 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. After hours or on weekends and holidays, call the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Quarterdeck at 081-568-5547/5361. For routine issues, please e-mail the Housing Maintenance mailbox at MAINTENANCEHELPDESK@eu.navy.mil. Issues related to appliances for both government housing and economy housing fall under a different contract.
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The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) honored its visiting nurses on Monday, May 7 with a luncheon to celebrate the 90th birthday of the NMCRS Visiting Nurses program in conjunction with Nurses Appreciation Week. NMCRS Naples’ visiting nurses make hospital or home visits to U.S. military community members to improve quality of life by promoting understanding of health issues. Visits are frequently made to new mothers and infants, to patients recovering from surgery and to patients with chronic health problems. Pictured from left: Stacy Connelly (Volunteer), Ann Donohue, Kathryn Anderson Nelson (Volunteer), and Natatia Depaoli (Volunteer). (Photo by Jessica Goodman, NMCRS Publicity Chair)
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Obtaining your Sojourner Permit Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an active-duty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081568-4639 for more information.
Energy conservation Do your part to report energy waste From the NSA Naples Energy Management Team As the single largest domestic user of energy, the federal government spends more than $9 billion to power its vehicles, operations, and approximately 500,000 facilities throughout the year. We must all remember that saving energy is an individual priority and focus. We can safeguard our energy infrastructure and reduce our carbon footprint in all that we do through simple choices and attention to energy efficiency. Every leaky faucet fixed and light shut off at the end of the day helps. Do your part and report deficiencies to your nearest Building Energy and Water Monitor (BEWM). For more information on how you can become a BEWM yourself, contact UT2 (SCW) Kyle Ciopryna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 081-568-5568.
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Above: While browsing goods at the Posillipo Market, you can admire sweeping views of Naples.
Left: Women stroll through the Posillipo Market in Naples dressed to impress.
The Posillipo Market is located amid the shady trees of the Parco Virgiliano, high above the city center.
Posillipo’s posh mercato Story and photos by Laura Byrd
lancing up from a display of suede shoes, I see an elegant looking woman walking past me bundled up in large sunglasses and a white fur coat. After graciously posing for a photograph, she continues her stroll past the booths of silk scarves and leather coats. At the Posillipo Market, three things compete for your attention: the goods, the people and the outstanding view. Perched high above the bay of Naples, Posillipo Market is distinguished not only by its upscale array of clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags, but by the location. Situated in Parco Virgiliano, also known as the Garden of Remembering, it is the perfect destination for shoppers with spectacular sightseeing on the agenda. Access to the park is via the wide, tree-lined boulevard of Viale Virgilio, an uncharacteristically wide road in Naples that curves uphill past ostentatious homes, gradually revealing the Naples coastline as you climb. Markets in Naples are plentiful and it’s not unusual to see Italian families shopping there for their everyday needs, from vegetables to undergarments. What I’m seeing here today is strikingly different. Couples are slowly strolling together under a canopy of trees in their Sunday best, even though it’s Thursday. Several women walk by shopping solo, attired in designer clothing, large round sunglasses and scarves hiding their faces in a
Jackie-O fashion I would expect to see in Florence or Milan. The street markets are typically crowded with large groups of women chattering loudly in Italian with boisterous children running ahead of them. There is none of that here. There are no blankets spread on the ground by unlicensed vendors hiding their knock-offs from the polizia, and no vendors barking out the day’s deals to shoppers. It is surprisingly quiet as far as Naples markets go. Walking past the stalls, a vivid display of scarves and wraps catch my eye. Trimmed in fur and embellished with intricate stitching, they are unlike anything I’ve seen at other markets in Naples. Watching me swoon over the array, the merchant smiles and responds to my inquiry – the wraps are €300 each. I don’t question the authenticity of the cashmere and silk; I can tell by touch that the fabric is worth the hefty price. But this is the kind of merchandise you would expect to find in an upscale clothing store, not at an open-air market. I move on past the Murano glass beads and wool suits toward the park entrance, defined by tall pillars and a stone promenade. A walkway with another thick canopy of trees shading it extends off into the distance. Following this path is where visitors can see the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida on the horizon. Stopping to look down from the three-feet high stone wall that defines the parameter of the hilltop,
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Naples is spread out below like a busy carpet of urban Italian life. The quiet of the park is a nice respite from the city below. Walking back through the market, I purchase a pair of boots and consider the €300 wraps one more time before selecting a much less expensive scarf at another table. The next time I come here, I’m wrapping it over my head and wearing big sunglasses so I look the like a posh American woman shopping the Posillipo Market.
GETTING THERE The Posillipo market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Viale Virgilio, which is adjacent to Parco Virgilio. To get there, take the Vomero exit off of the Naples Tangenziale and get off on the Via Cilea offramp. Follow Via Cilea about a kilometer until it becomes Corso Europa and subsequently (after about 500 meters) becomes Via Manzoni. Follow Via Manzoni about five kilometers and take a right on Viale Virgilio to reach the market and Parco Virgilio. Alternatively, from Pozzuoli or Bagnoli, you can reach Parco Virgilio by following Via Coroglio.
Luxury goods like silk and cashmere scarves are for sale at the Posillipo Market in Naples.
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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NEW LINK: http://cnic.navy.mil/ Europe/About/Jobs/index.htm. The Human Resources Office is located at Capo Admin I, 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: On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, the following HRO services will be open only 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 For a current list of U.S. vacancies and application process information visit our website at: http:// cnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/Jobs /index.htm CLOSING JUNE 7 Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-0801/0808-14, ANN#EUR-348613-AV, Full Time Permanent. Environmental Engineer, GS0819-12, ANN#EUR12-341635-AV, Full Time Permanent. Medical Instrument Technician, GS-0649-08, ANN#EUR12304311-AG-R1, Full Time Permanent CLOSING JUNE 8 Working Aid (Summer Hire), AD-3502-02, ANN#NAP12-DYEPSC, Part Time or Full Time Temporary
COURTESY U.S. VACANCY ANNOUCEMENTS Percussion instructor(s) needed for marching band percussion line. Experience in marching a plus. If interested contact Gary Marvel, director of Naples High School’s bands, at 340-681-3432 or email@example.com. Field Academic Advisor sought at the University of Maryland University College Capodichino office. A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred. Travel to other UMUC sites is required. Internal and local applicants only. Contact the local UMUC office for a copy of the job announcement at 081-568-6673/6674/6675 or visit the website www.ed.umuc.edu and look under "Employment." Field Representative needed at the University of Maryland University College office at Capodichino. Progress towards an associate's degree is required with a minimum of 30 semester hours undergraduate work preferred. Internal and local applicants only. Contact the local UMUC office for a copy of the job announcement at 081-568-6673/ 6674/6675 or visit the website www.ed.umuc.edu and look under "Employment." Veterinary technicians are wanted at the Naples Veterinary Treatment Facility. For more information, stop by Bldg. 2088 next to the Fire Station at the Support Site, or call 081-811-7913. Community Bank seeks a Banking Center Service Supervisor at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino.To apply online, please use the “Careers” link at www.dodcommunitybank.com, or submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The USO Naples seeks an Information Specialist for its Support Site Center. The Information Specialist will deliver customer service and support to military families and sailors at the USO Center as well as provide assistance with USO Naples programs, services, event and fleet support. To apply for this position please log on to http://www.uso.org/careers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact USO Director Ms. Sabrina Pullido at email@example.com or 081-568-2914.
CLOSING JUNE 14 Program Manager, GS-0340-13, ANN#EUR12-352011-EG, Full Time Permanent Mail and File Clerk, GS-0305-04, ANN#EUR12-351038-EG, Full Time Permanent HR Specialist (Recruitment), GS-0201-11, ANN#EUR12-351016EG, Full Time Permanent Continuity of Operations Plans Specialist, GS-0301-12, ANN# EUR12-349956-SC, Full Time Permanent Training Instructor, GS-1712-09, ANN#EUR12-357510-AG, Full Time Permanent
CLOSING JUNE 7 Purchasing Agent (Multiple Positions), Ua-1105-03, ANN#3049B355049-EG, Full Time Permanent. Area of Consideration: Current CNREURAFSWA Permanent Employees Only.
OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT
CLOSING JUNE 14 Financial Technician, Ua-050305 KPP 04 or Ua-0503-04, ANN# 3049B-350125-EG, full Time Permanent
Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS-1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN# EUR12-223833-AG, (Multiple Positions), Full Time Permanent, Next Cut Off-Date: June 7, 2012 CANCELLED Financial Technician, GS-050306, ANN#EUR12-268328-R1-SC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Housing Management Specialist, GS-1173-12, ANN#EUR12-326741-AG, Full Time Permanent
LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS For a current list of LN vacancies and application process information visit our NEW website at: http:// cnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/Jobs/ index.htm
CANCELLED Functional Acquisition Systems Support Specialist, Ua-03 KPP 02/01, ANN#40411-279422-JC, Full Time Permanent Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Q-0018-Q1, ANN# 62588-308431-AG, Full Time Permanent. Materials Handler (FLO), Uc6907-06, ANN#DSDFD0-323643JC, Full Time Permanent
Materials Handler (FLO) Foreman, Ua-6907-05, ANN#DSFD0323640-JC, Full Time Permanent Lead Materials Handler (FLO), Uc-6907-05, ANN#DSFD0-323641JC, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-568-5409. You can also contact the HRO Naples helpdesk at: http://cnic.navy.mil/ Europe/About/Jobs/AboutWorking Here/index.htm. 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 NSA, Support Site Base, Navy Exchange Food Court area from 8 a.m to 9 a.m. 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/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 June 4, 2012.
NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: https://www.cnic.navy. mil/Naples/FleetAndFamilyReadi ness/AboutFleetAndFamilyReadine ss/Jobs/index.htm The necessary application forms are also available on line. For any questions you have you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.
NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child Program Assistant, CY1702-I/II, ANN#12-083, (Multiple Positions) flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Youth Program Assistant, CY1702-I/II, ANN#12-084, (Multiple Positions) flexible/regular Youth Programs, Support Site/Carney Park. 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, 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#12-044, flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. 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#12-037, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. 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. Food Service Worker, NA-740804, ANN#12-035, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-058, (Multiple Positions) flexible full time (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Job Summary: Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. 1st cut off date: 03/23/2012 and subsequent cut-off every 14 days, Closing date: Opening Until Filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-104, 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. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-018901/02, ANN#12-105, flexible, MWR Gaeta. Serves as a primary front line customer service representative of the overall program and as such, must continually present information in a highly professional and customer friendly style. Open until filled. CYP Food Service Worker, NA7408-04, ANN#12-028, Regular, Child Development Centers, Capodichino. Performs various tasks or sequence of tasks in food service and preparation. Include tasks such as peeling potatoes, cutting, sorting and washing vegetable and fruit, assembling sandwiches and measuring and weighing ingredients. Lifeguard, NF-0189-01, ANN#12062 (Multiple positions) flexible full time (seasonal employment), Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Works as instructor, safeguards and supervises swimmers and bathers in pool area. 1st cut off date: 03/23/2012 and subsequent cut-off every 14 days. Open until filled.
NAF LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS Lifeguard, Ua-0189-07, ANN#12072, (Multiple Positions) Temporary part time, (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/ Support Site. 1st cut off date: 03/23/2012 and subsequent cut-off every 14 days, Closing date: Opening Until Filled. Recreation Aid, Ua-0189-07, ANN#12-085, (Multiple Positions)
Temporary part-time, (Seasonal Employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park and Support Site. 1st cut off date: 04/02//2012 and subsequent cut-off every 14 days. Open until filled. CYP Food Service Worker, Uc7408-07, ANN#12-103, Permanent full time, MWR ,Child Development Center, Capodichino. Area of consideration: Current MWR permanent employees only. Closing date: 05/25/2012.
NEX EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Building 2091-B Call 081-813-5252/5253/5254 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 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#120000VL Supervisory Sales Clerk/SL Ladies/NF-02/RFT. Closes: 06/01/12. Pay Rate: $10.00$1200. Supervises associates engaged in selling, stocking and merchandising a variety of retail and/or service items. Ann#120000BN 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#12000107 Sales Clerk/SLLadies/NF-01/Flex. Closes: 06/01/ 2012. Pay Rage: $8.00-$10.00. Sells ladies apparel merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. DISTRIBUTION CENTER, GRICIGNANO No Vacancies GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#120000YJ Supervisory Sales Clerk/MM/NF-01/RFTCloses: 06/1/2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120000B4 Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex- Closes: 06/1/2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. JFC-NATO MINI MART No Vacancies
LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS No Vacancies