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serving the Nato, Naples and gaeta military communities in italy

Unveiling Capri's rugged beauty

Friday, august 3, 2012

Transition GPS seeks to help troops get jobs By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service

See pages 6-7: Away from the designer shops of Capri's main town, rarely tread roads reveal the natural beauty of the island. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

Employees of Naval Hospital Naples take on Tough Mudder

U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples staff members celebrate as they finish the Tough Mudder competition in Scotland. (Photo by Ria Tan)

By Lt. Kamalan Selvarajah, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Public Affairs Officer, with Lt. Tracy Lewis, U.S Navy Medical Service Corps

Eighteen U.S. Naval Hospital Naples staff members, friends, and family recently traveled to Scotland to participate in Tough Mudder, the first event of its kind in Scotland and only the second in the United Kingdom. Tough Mudder events consist of 10 to 12 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle

course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million individuals inspiring participants worldwide. But Tough Mudder is more than an event — it's a way of thinking. Tough Mudder is a way to unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time and discover camaraderie with your fellow participants. Tough Mudder is a supporter of the

Wounded Warrior Project and Help for Heroes. The funds from these events go toward providing combat-stress recovery programs and adaptive-sports programs, as well as benefits counseling and employment services that aid in a soldier’s transition to civilian life. see TOUGH MUDDER Page 4

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. "I applaud the leadership of President Obama to bring together government agencies around the goal of enhancing career opportunities for service members," Panetta said in a statement. "Our personnel have developed extraordinary technical expertise and world-class leadership skills that are in high demand. Transition GPS will help military members apply their experience to additional training, formal education, and develop successful civilian careers." Transition GPS is the first major overhaul of the military’s Transition Assistance Program in nearly 20 years, White House officials said. TAP was developed by an interagency team from the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education and Homeland Security, along with the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said the redesign will better ensure that veterans today and in the future will receive the care and benefits they have earned. "One of our fundamental responsibilities as a government is to properly prepare and support those serving in our military so they are career-ready as they transition back into civilian life,” he said. "This collaborative effort will have an impact well beyond this current generation of individuals returning from combat." The redesign is being developed by the Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force, which was created in August to help separating service members successfully transition to the civilian workforce, start a business, or pursue higher education. see TRANSITION GPS Page 12

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Personal Property Office, housing office and Central Motor Vehicle Registration Office during these holidays.

Aug. 4-5 gas strike cancelled

Happy Friday, everybody. Thankfully the gas station strike that was scheduled for this weekend was cancelled, but it’s always best to be prepared. If you’re planning on driving anywhere this weekend, keep in mind that many Italians will be on the roads as well, especially heading to the beaches and the South. Plan accordingly, and check for any potential problems, backups, accidents, etc. on autostrade.it before you go. We’ve also been seeing a lot more accidents with injuries on the roads this summer. The roadways are hazardous places, especially if you’re not used to driving over here, so please, please be careful. Area Orientation (AO) starts every other Friday at 8 a.m. in the Support Site theater and lasts a week. While AO is timed to follow the rotator flight’s arrival, we don’t want to exclude those who arrive via commercial air on other days. Remember that it’s a requirement from U.S. European Command to attend AO, and we put out a lot of important information there that will help ease the transition for newcomers here in Naples. No need to sign up, just show up. I think I’ve spoken in this column a number of times about how tight the budgets are, how constrained all my programs are for funding, and how we always have to do more with less. I find myself facing this reality more and more as we move toward Fiscal Year 2013. Why do I talk about it so much? Because while I’m often presented with great ideas to improve the base and the services we offer, I’m on the ropes trying to keep the services we already have running. I’d love to be able to install a minigolf course, for example, or keep the pools open until 9 p.m. for lap swimmers, but the reality is that we’re lucky to have both the Support Site and Carney Park pools open at the same time, and money for a mini-golf course seems very unlikely to materialize in this fiscal environment. I don’t want to discourage good ideas, and there may be plenty of room for efficiencies that can free up some money for expanded services elsewhere, but I want to be open about this so I can manage your expectations. Please also remember this fiscal reality when you see things broken around the base. I don’t have a staff to walk around and make notes of everything that’s broken. We depend largely on you to report discrepancies. That’s why we have trouble call numbers with the Housing and Public Works departments. We can’t fix it if we don’t know it’s broken, and we won’t know it’s broken unless you tell us. I do have a staff to fix things, so don’t just live with broken appliances, flooding bathrooms, hazardous playground equipment, etc. Report it! I’m on the radio again this morning to answer your questions, provide information on what is going on around the base and address items of interest to the community. Every week we’ll do a show, alternating between myself and the executive officer or command master chief, so post your questions on our Facebook page or on AFN’s page and we’ll answer them on the air. AFN also posts the show online after it happens, so if you miss it you can tune in later online. I’m not doing this show because I like the attention – I’d like to make sure I’m providing feedback on the issues you care about. With input from all of you, this show could really help the whole community know what the real story is behind many of the decisions that affect you, so please keep the questions coming! Tune in to the program Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. on 106.0 FM. August is here, and while many things are slowing down both on base and off, we still have a host of community events to keep you busy, as well as trips through the USO and Information, Tours and Travel. Enjoy the time, watch some Olympics, get out and travel, and have a fun and safe weekend!

Melissa Kabukuru, editor:

The gas strike that was previously scheduled to occur in Italy Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 has been cancelled.

Vacation Bible School Aug. 10-17 This August, dive into the fun at Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School. Participants will enjoy crafts, games, music, dinner and more. Dates are Aug. 13 through Aug. 17, with meetings to take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Support Site Chapel. Children entering Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend, and seventh graders and adults are invited to volunteer. Participants can register through Aug. 17, while volunteers can register through Aug. 10. Sign up online at http://overboard.cokesburyvbs.com/ SSNaples or pick up a registration form from one of the base chapels. For more information, contact Jennifer Martin at 081-811-4617 or e-mail naplesvbs@hotmail.com.

War of 1812 Remembrance Event Aug. 14 All are invited to join the Navy element at Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples for a War of 1812 remembrance event led by a historian from the Navy History and Heritage Command. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in building B at JFC. For more information, call 081-721-4233.

Navy League meet-and-greets Aug. 3, 9-10 The U.S. Navy League in Naples will hold a meet-and-greet session for potential members between 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and again from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10. The meet-andgreets will take place at the Fairways Bar and Grill at Carney Park. New members as well as people looking to serve in leadership positions are invited to attend and learn more about Navy League. The local Navy League is heavily involved with entertaining sailors that arrive in the Naples port.

A few holiday closures Aug. 15-17 During the upcoming Italian holidays from Aug. 15 to 17, the Tax-Free Office and the Central Motor Vehicle Registration Offices at Allied Joint Force Command Naples and Capodichino will be closed. Sojourner Permit services will also be suspended Aug. 15 to 17. The Vehicle Processing Center will be closed Aug. 15 only. The Personal Property Office, the housing office and the Support Site Central Motor Vehicle Registration Office will be open with limited services Aug. 15 to 17 due to reduced manning. Individuals should make appointments in advance with the

National Night Out Aug. 7 at the Support Site National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event that brings together first responders and community members the first Tuesday of every August. This year, National Night out is Tuesday, Aug. 7. At Naval Support Activity Naples, festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a parade on the main road of the Support Site. The main event will start at 6 p.m. at the soccer field near the skate park, and will include prize giveaways, contests, demonstrations, exhibit booths and a cookout. All Department of Defense and local national employees are invited, as are their families and guests. Participants will include the Carabinieri, Polizia Muncipale, the Guardia Di Finanza, the Italian Army, the Navy Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Defense fire department, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, the Red Cross, the USO, the Navy Exchange, military working dogs, the Boy Scouts, Naples Overseas Spouses Club and other organizations. For further information on National Night Out, please contact MA1 in Arnoudse at 081-568-2873 or Lt. Cmdr. Tukes at 081-568-5411.

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USO Pool Party Aug. 10 Grab the kids and treat the whole family to a splashin’ Friday night at the Support Site pool. The USO Pool Party will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Refreshments, water games, giveaways, and music will make for a relaxing summer evening. A maximum of 75 people can participate. Tickets cost €2. Sign up at a USO center to join the fun. For more information, call the USO Naples at 081-568-5713 or 081811-4903, or visit www.uso.it.

Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store closed through Aug. 25 The Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store on the Support Site will be closed through August 25; however, donations will still be accepted.

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USO Naples lifts the spirits of sailors aboard USS Oscar Austin

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AUGUST EVENTS 15-16 APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore your experiences with and your attitudes about suicide. You will also have an opportunity to better understand the needs of a person at risk of suicide and how to use suicide first aid to meet those needs. To attend, call the CREDO office at 081-568-5255. 23 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS Visiting Nurses. Next class is Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy-Marine 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.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 12 NOSC WELCOME COFFEE Naples Overseas Spouses' Club will be hosting its annual Welcome Coffee Wednesday, September 12 at the Support Site Fellowship Hall and Balcony. There are two times one can attend: from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This is a stroller- and child-friendly event, and all spouses of civilian, military or local national personnel are invited to attend. Register on line at www.noscitaly.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Sailors serving aboard the USS Oscar Austin (ddG 79) docked July 31 at the Naples port, where they received a warm welcome from the USO Naples staff. Upon docking in Bella Napoli, service members were greeted by knowledgeable USO staff members, who set up an information point right on the ship's mess deck. Before venturing out in the bustling city, sailors were able acquire valuable area information such as sights to explore, train and bus schedules, area maps and more. Along with the area listings, service members also received complimentary AT&T phone cards, USO Operation Mail Cards, personal hygiene items, assorted chocolates and USO gadgets. (Photo by Luisa Mazzella)

Italian News Briefs

Compiled by Teresa Merola

Italy’s trains to allow large dogs this summer Ferrovie dello Stato, the Italian railway company, will introduce special areas in train compartments for large-sized dogs on Frecciarossa and Eurostar high-speed trains through Sept. 30. Tickets will be available in first- and second-class service coaches. Travelers with large-sized dogs must have a muzzle and leash and must show their dog registration certificate, or dog passport and health card. Dogs travel with a 50 percent discounted ticket that must be purchased together with the owner’s tickets; it can only be purchased at the ticket desk at the station. This idea came to avoid the summer abandoning of pets, especially when families go on vacation.

Horse-drawn carriages banned in Rome heat Due to extreme heat conditions, the Rome Environmental Council issued a city ordinance forbidding horse-pulled buggies from circulating. This affects 40 carriages authorized in in the city. Two weeks ago a horse collapsed from heat exhaustion near the famous Spanish Steps, raising concerns for working animals’ well-being.

Italian youth seek to study English on vacation English remains the foreign language most studied by Italian youth. During summer vacations, most Italian young people are choosing to pursue Englishlanguage studies in London this year. There are also programs that involve short-term work opportunities for young Italians in countries such as Australia, Canada and Great Britain. Interest in these programs has risen by 50 percent compared to 2011.

Hotels offering deals this month to increase bookings Most Italian hotels are cutting their prices by 25 to 30 percent this summer to get more guests due to a drastic drop in bookings compared with previous years. Bookings this summer at Italian hotels are down about 50 percent, according to a reservations website. Some hotels are making special offers,

including free stays for youngsters under 16. Hoteliers hope that things will get better with lastminute bookings during the month of August, which is usually the vacation period for Italian families.

New arena to be built on Naples seafront for Davis Cup Naples officials have approved the construction of an arena on the Naples seafront to host another important sporting event for the city, the Italy-Chile match of the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs. The matches will be played from Sept. 14 to 16 on the newly pedestrianized lungomare. An arena court will be set up on the Rotonda Diaz. This playoff will decide which team will play in the Davis Cup World Group in 2013. The last time Naples hosted a Davis Cup Match was in 1995. Work to prepare for the competition will start Aug. 6.

Multi-year restoration of the Colosseum planned to start in December

A €25 million restoration of the Colosseum in Rome is set to begin in December, with plans to complete the work by the middle of 2015. Scaffolding will cover parts of the monument for 915 days. The work has been dogged by controversy, since a consumer group said it will appeal a court decision that cleared the way for work to start. This Codacons group said it would ask Italy’s top administrative court to rule that the deal to fund the work was unlawful because it was given to the Tod’s shoe company without competition. The company claimed that it was not a sponsor and there was no commercial return. If the ruling is reversed, a campaign would be started to publicize the restoration by a non-profit organization. Rome’s mayor Gianni Alemanno announced during his presentation of the plan for the restoration that vehicles in the roundabout near the Colosseum will no longer circulate by 2015, and a new traffic plan for that notorious traffic area will be ready that uses a different route.

NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail matthew.ukleja@gmail.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 ascpresidentjfc@gmail.com. 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 the 2012-2013 school year? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@ eu.dodea.edu. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail doc@ascnapoli.com. 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. 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 awlrescueteam@gmail.com or director@ animalswithoutlimits.com. NAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA is searching for people who want to lead the PTA during the 2012-2013 school year. PTA board members are elected every year and committee chairs are appointed every year. If you are interested in a board or chair position, please e-mail Angel Neese at itwife2000@yahoo.com. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or breese@cybernet.it. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913.

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by email to nalexander@afsouth.nato.int. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact naplesgs@yahoo.com. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-760-4446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. HARRY S. TRUMAN LODGE No. 649 meets 6:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact Kevin Baker at 338-479-7023 or hst649sec@yahoo.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. BOY SCOUT TROOP 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Support Site Community center. E-mail the Scoutmaster at 007troop@gmail.com or visit the website at sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop007naples.

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Although not a team event, the group from Naples banded together to conquer this challenge. Cmdr. Reginald Ewing, director of medical services at Naval Hospital Naples, said that the event was the most “exciting, exhausting and challenging competitive event” he has ever participated in — a record that will stand until he competes again next year. “Competing in the Tough Mudder means you need to be willing to endure grime, pain and punishment for the greater success of the team,” Ewing said. “I found out that you can dig deep, then with a little motivation, dig deeper to climb one more wall, run one more hill or carry your shipmate to the finish line.” Ewing said that the Tough Mudder (TM) competition isn’t about winning; rather, it’s about teamwork and putting yourself to the test. “It’s about leaving no teammate behind, about camaraderie and intestinal fortitude,” Ewing said. “It's a 12mile gut check. My expectations prior to the TM were, 'some climbing and some fun in the mud.’ The reality is that it tests your physical and mental limits. I can't wait to do it again. This was a great time, a fantastic team-building experience, and I am honored to be called a Tough Mudder.” Every Tough Mudder begins with The Braveheart

Charge. The pumped-up participants let out their most primal screams as they attack the course at full speed. That adrenaline rush helped to carry the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples crew through obstacles such as Fire Walker, a trench of blazing, kerosene-soaked straw with flames reaching 4-feet tall; Arctic Enema, a swim through and submersion in an ice-filled tank; and Electroshock Therapy, a sprint through a field of live wires, some carrying as much as 10,000 volts of electricity. After being wet, frozen, shocked, and of course, muddy, team captain HM3 Christopher Munoz said he thought the “experience was awesome.” “For me it wasn’t even about the competition — instead it was about the thrill and camaraderie that I had the privilege of experiencing amongst people from almost every corner of the world,” Munoz said. Members of the Naples group had fun with the event, some by dressing in costume. Lt. Cmdr. William Nguyen showed up in a full Captain America outfit. A family physician and self-professed fitness nut, he was happy that the “event promoted a culture of fitness.” In addition, he said it was even better “knowing that the proceeds go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.” To date, the Tough Mudder events around the globe have raised more than $3.3 million for the Wounded Warrior Project. The Naples group finished the grueling event in just over four hours. They were tired but happy to have completed the challenge while giving to such a good cause.

Members of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces europe Band practice at Naval Support Activity Naples July 25 as part of their preparations for the 2012 Royal edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Photo by MC2 Jason Howard)

Naval Forces Europe band to perform in Edinburgh By MC2 Jason Howard, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs Members of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (CNE) Band are off to Scotland to perform in the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which takes place Aug. 3 to 25 at Edinburgh Castle. This will be the first time a U.S. Navy band has participated in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo since it began in 1950. The event is widely considered to be one of the most popular and largely attended military shows in Europe, selling out completely for the past 13 years. “We've been preparing for this for about six months now, arranging all the music for our portion

of the show and writing the marching routine to match the music, which our staff arrangers and marching drill writers did an outstanding job putting together,” said Lt. David Latour, director of CNE Band. “It is exciting and an honor to be representing the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and the U.S. at this international tattoo, especially knowing this will be the first time a U.S. Navy band will perform there. We have a great show to perform and look forward to doing our best to represent the U.S. Navy.” While the usual military tattoo normally lasts no longer than a weekend, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will last more than three weeks and involve nearly 1,000 performers, including hundreds of musicians,

pipers, drummers, singers and dancers from all over the world. “This is a really big opportunity for us,” said Musician Seaman Alexis Thompson, French horn. “It will give us an opportunity to showcase our talent in front of millions of people.” The highlight of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be the Massed Military Band, which is a combination of every military band from around the world coming together to perform in one ensemble. “To me, the greatest part of performing at Edinburgh will be seeing all of the bands come together as one unit,” said Musician Seaman Christopher Sibbers, French horn. “I can’t even imagine how spectacular being a part of that will be.”


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The Great Southern Italy ShakeOut is coming From the NSA Naples Emergency Management Office

At 10:18 a.m. Oct. 18, residents of Southern Italy will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during the Great Southern Italy ShakeOut sponsored by Naval Support Activity Naples. The first ShakeOut was held in California in 2008 as an effort by scientists and emergency managers to inform the public about earthquake preparedness. Since then, the ShakeOut has spread across the United States and the world, including ShakeOuts in 2012 in New Zealand, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam and now Southern Italy. The NSA Naples Emergency Management Office obtained the funding to conduct a Great

Naples ShakeOut, but after the U.S. Consulate in Naples and the Italian Agency for Civil Protection showed interest in participating, the event was expanded include the entire Southern Italy region and to develop ShakeOut web pages in both English and Italian. How do you participate in the Great Southern Italy ShakeOut? It’s easy. Just register yourself, your family or your organization online at www.shakeout.org/ italia. Individuals, families, schools and organizations can participate by doing as little as performing a “drop, cover and hold on” drill wherever they happen to be at 10:18 a.m., or by performing full-blown exercises such as building evacuations, mustering, accountability re -

porting, and casualty management. More information about ShakeOuts can be found on the website. Including the State Depart ment and Italian disaster preparedness authorities in the ShakeOut will help ensure that preparedness information is available not only to the populations of the U.S. Navy bases in Naples and Sigonella, but also to Southern Italian citizens and U.S. citizens living and working in Southern Italy. The NSA Emergency Man agement Office staff hopes that this ShakeOut is just the first of many, and that it becomes an annual event so that earthquake preparedness is always at the forefront of the minds of residents of Southern Italy.

Weekly Crime Statistics for July 23 - 29, 2012 – Traffic accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (5 off base)

side door damaged and items from the interior of her vehicle missing.

– Vehicle break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2 off base) – Larceny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (1 off base) – Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (1 off base)

Larceny (on base). On July 23 at approximately 5:33 p.m., E-6/USA reported a larceny of personal property that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he left his bicycle in front of his residence unsecured for approximately nine hours, and upon returning from work noticed his bicycle was not there. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On July 24 at approximately 9:35 a.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred July 21 in Giugliano, Italy. Victim stated that she locked and secured her vehicle at approximately 2 p.m. and returned an hour later to find her passenger’s

Burglary (off base). On July 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m., E-5/USN reported a burglary that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that while leaving for work he noticed that a large hole had been cut in his garage door in an attempt to gain access to his residence. Upon further investigation he concluded that the perpetrators were unable to enter the residence and that no items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On July 29 at approximately 1:30 p.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred July 28 in Naples, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle at the train station and upon returning the next day noticed the passenger’s side window was broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, the victim noticed that nothing was missing from inside.

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Fleet and Family Support Center events this week From the Fleet and Family Support Center

For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC.

UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register Sunday Aug. 5, 12, 19 – ALATEEN SUPPORT GROUP (9 a.m. - 10 a.m.) For ages 12 to 18. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 14, 21 – AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP (6 - 7 p.m.) Tuesday, Aug. 7 – CULTURAL TIPS (9 - 10 a.m.; Navy Lodge coffee bar) Tiziana, an intercultural relations specialist, will be available to answer your cultural questions about Italy. SPONSORSHIP TRAINING (9:30 a.m. - noon) COUPON CLUB (1 - 2 p.m.) Join other smart shoppers to sort coupons and discuss cost saving methods to help your family. Wednesday, Aug. 8 – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NAPLES (Noon - 2 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 9 – SMOOTH MOVE (8 a.m. - noon) Don’t let your upcoming transfer catch you off guard, start planning today. Note: All non-Navy personnel may arrive at 9:30 a.m. Registration required. ITALIAN ICE CREAM (8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Departs from JFC) Visit the most famous ice cream store in Naples and learn how they prepare it. Friday, Aug. 10 & 24 – LEGAL ASSISTANCE (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Legal assistance appointments will be performed by a NLSO attorney two times per month at the FFSC service center. Please call 081-568-4576 for more information or to make an appointment. Friday, Aug. 10 – HOW TO MAKE LIMONCELLO (9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) Tuesday, Aug. 14 – EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING (12:30 - 3:30 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 16 – IA DISCUSSION GROUP (1 - 2 p.m.) Topic: Preparing for back to school. TRANSITIONING TO NAPLES (5 - 6 p.m.) Monday, Aug. 20 − INTRODUCTION TO YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE (Noon 3 p.m.) Tuesday, Aug. 21 − TEVEROLA MALL, “MEDI” (10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Departs from the Support Site) Requires prior purchase of two E1 bus tickets at Information, Tours and Travel. Wednesday, Aug. 22 − HOME BUYING (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Learn about the entire home buying process, from finding the right home to loan financing. Thursday, Aug. 23 − MERGELLINA & THE EGG CASTLE (8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.) Explore two of the most beautiful areas in Naples. Friday, Aug. 24 − WHAT’S ON THE MENU? THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET (9:30 -10:30 a.m.) A refresher on coperto, servizio, primi, secondi and more.

UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register Tuesday, Aug. 21 − SMOOTH MOVE WORKSHOP (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.) Learn everything you need to know to make your upcoming PCS move a smooth one. Wednesday, Aug. 22 − HANDCRAFT ‘STRAMMA’ AND VENTOSA (9 a.m. 2 p.m.) We’ll head to the mountain village of Ventosa to learn how to make the stramma, a straw covering for demijohns. Thursday, Aug. 23 − CERAMICS ART HANDS-ON WORKSHOP (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Cost: €15 per person.


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At the top of Monte Solaro, visitors can take in expansive views of the entire island of Capri.

Nature, not glamour, is Capri’s greatest draw Story and photos by Melissa Kabukuru, Panorama editor

buzzing insect smacks me in the face and I scream. I’m already mentally on edge as I dangle on a chairlift above the expansive green island of Capri, twisting to take photos of the sapphire sea and the white houses behind me. I have a fear of heights, but for a 360-degree view of Capri I am willing to brush my inhibitions aside. While this is my fourth visit to the island, it is the first time I have made it to Anacapri, where you can catch a

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chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro. A year ago, I quickly wrote off Capri as an overpriced tourist trap after a few cups of burnt espresso that cost €8 euro and a brief whiff of the sweaty crowds that flood the island’s main town. All that changed when I accompanied a friend to the island on Christmas Eve and saw the island at its most quiet. As we hiked to the ruins of the Villa Jovis, a former home of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, rabbits hopped through private orchards and men harvested kiwis from their yards. As it turns out, venturing even 15 minutes away from the main town square yields great rewards: tranquil views of the island and the thrill of exploration not found in the town center. Each time I go back I discover a new path taking me past sweeping views of the azure ocean, punctuated by simple houses and rocky outcroppings that defy Capri’s reputation as a haunt of the rich and famous. It’s a side of Capri I have grown to love – best explored while breaking a sweat on roads that connect villas and centuries-old towers. On a recent Saturday visit, I was so unexpectedly enthralled with the island that I rushed back the next day on the ferry to see more. It’s possible to get a sense of the rugged side of Capri even while on a

daytripper’s tight schedule. Starting early is key, allowing you to take a boat to the famous Blue Grotto before most travelers even think to board a ferry for the island. You can then enjoy a pricey espresso or cold drink on Capri town’s main square, called Piazza Umberto I or la piazzetta, before it gets too mobbed. As the hordes begin to arrive around 11 a.m. or noon, it’s time to make your escape. You can head east toward the Villa Jovis, where you’ll trade streets of designer shops for paths alongside flowering orchards. Or you can board a bus for Anacapri, a lively but usually not overrun alternative to the main Capri town. That’s where you’ll find the Seggiovia di Monte Solaro, a chairlift that will take you to island’s highest point. After riding the 589 meters to the top, you’ll get a spectacular view of the island in exchange for little physical effort. Also in Anacapri you can take in the exquisitely detailed majolica floor of the Chiesa di San Michele, as well as the verdant gardens of the Villa San Michele and Axel Munthe Museum. If you’re looking for off-thebeaten path exploration, you’ll find a set of steps behind the Villa San Michele that will take you all the way back to Capri town or to the main port, provided you’re willing to walk for an hour. Following this

Anacapri provides a quieter alternative to the crush of tourists in the main town on the island of Capri.


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heading from the Gardens of Augustus toward the Marina Piccola in Capri, one can admire the island’s famous blue waters. path, you may not see another person even during the height of summer — only uninterrupted views of the island and residents tending their gardens of sunflowers and orange trees. As I arrive back in the piazzetta after completing this walk, a completely different scene spreads before me than did at high noon. Gone are the foreign tourists craning their necks and squinting at maps. In their place are crowds of chatting, linenclad Italians, basking in the glamorous ambiance of the square while enjoying an aperitivo. At 7 p.m., the square is more crowded than I’ve ever seen, but the vibe is easier and more relaxed than during the day. It makes me want to spend the night and sip a spritz with these cool Italians — a complete reversal from the harried atmosphere that normally scares me away. Yet there’s still another side of the island that beckons me: the blue sea. Countless times I’ve seen Italians in beachwear board a bus at the port or in Capri town and wondered where they’re headed. During my fifth visit to the island, I discovered it: the Marina Piccola, a collection of beach bars set on waters so clear and blue that they beg visitors to dive in and recreate a Dolce and Gabbana perfume ad. A bus from Capri town will take travelers here directly, but I opt for the more winding route of Via Krupp, a set of switchbacks that starts near the famous Gardens of Augustus. At each turn the road offers progressively more jawdropping views of the Faraglioni, Capri’s signature rock formations, and the turquoise waters that surround them. I mentally note the most appealing coves and plan to return one day with my husband for a romantic swim. Heading back to Naples on the ferry, I receive an e-mail from a friend who is planning a visit in September. Change of plans, she said: instead of meeting me in Naples, would I mind accompanying her and her sister to Capri? As I look back at the island through the window, I think about what a difference a year makes. Yes, I replied. I’d love to go back to Capri.

IF YOU GO Transportation: Ferries to Capri depart regularly from the Marina Piccola in Sorrento and from Naples’ Molo Beverello, the city’s main port. Ferries arrive at Capri’s Marina Grande. To reach Capri town from the Marina Grande, take the cable car (funicolare). Tickets for buses and the funicolare can be purchased at a kiosk by the port and cost €1.80. Buses also run from the port directly to Anacapri. In Capri town, you’ll find additional buses a few blocks away from the funicolare station along Via Roma. These buses will take you to either the Marina Piccola or Anacapri. Additionally, taxis are available throughout the island. The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra): Tours depart from the Marina Grande, the main tourist port where the ferries arrive. This option will cost €25.50 per person — €13 for the boat ride to the cave and an additional €12.50 for you to board a rowboat and enter it. You may want to try taking a tour in the morning, as the water is calmer then and you are less likely to be turned away. (At 11 a.m. or noon I have been unable to enter on several occasions due to choppy waters.) To cut the price of a visit in half, you can arrive at the grotto on your own by taking a bus from Anacapri’s Piazza della Pace, a block or two from away from the town’s main square of Piazza Vittoria. Buses also depart from Piazza della Pace to Faro, the island’s famous lighthouse.

Above: The center of Capri town is Piazza Umberto I, also known as the piazzetta. At night the square takes on a festive ambiance as visiting Italians come there to socialize. Right: Visitors to Anacapri can take the Seggiovia di Monte Solaro, a chairlift, to reach the highest point on the island of Capri.

Other attractions: The Villa Jovis is located about a 45 minute walk away from the center of Capri town. Visiting hours are between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The villa is closed the first two Tuesdays of the month and the last two Sundays of the month. The Seggiovia di Monte Solaro is located on Via Caposcuro in Anacapri, adjacent to the town’s main square of Piazza Vittoria. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March through October and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November through February. Tourist information: A tourist information booth is located in the main piazzetta of Capri town immediately after you exit the funicolare station. You can also visit www.capritourism.com.

Islands of the Gulf In this series, Panorama explores the three islands in the Gulf of Naples.

July 20: ...............Procida July 27: ...............Ischia Aug. 3:................Capri

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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON THE U.S. MILITARY RETIREE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN ITALY (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, please join the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com. Point of contact: Wylie Miller, 329-208-7315. THE NAPLES CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION meets every month to support families who have chosen to educate their own children. We offer weekly park/pool days, a moms’ nights out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond! Interested? Need more information? Considering homeschooling? Please contact Natalie Mack at NPMack3@aol.com. MEDITATION SITTING GROUP is held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS Visit the University of Phoenix and the University of Oklahoma to learn what on-site degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB is seeking individuals to assist in 2012-2013 with a variety of events and positions. Don't miss the fun! If you want to help us help our community, please contact noscitaly@gmail.com. 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 jenny.paul@med.navy.mil. THE WELFARE & RECREATION ASSOCIATION is available to meet associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Landing. FMI, visit http://www. wraitalia.it. SECURITY NOTE: All DoD military or civilian personnel hosting an event off base must complete a Special Event Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days in advance, regardless of organization, if the event will involve 50 or more personnel, include distinguished visitors or involve personnel wearing uniforms. FMI, contact the AT/FP Division at 081-568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, call 347-544-0254 or visit http://www.aa-europe.net/countries/italy.htm. 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. 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-the-Tots-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 cwocnaples@gmail.com. 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 081811-6451 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 081811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. E-mail Jaime Gonzalez at kofcnaples@ gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home. 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 champanf@ix.netcom.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 081-811-4962. 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 Capo 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.cortez@eu.navy.mil, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.sermeno@eu.navy.mil, 081-811-5554. CUB SCOUT PACK 007 Want to camp in Nettuno, hike in Cuma, go bowling or participate in swimming and archery? Then Cub Scouts is the place for you! Boys in first through fifth grade meet three times per month to learn skills that they apply on hiking, camping and service outings. FMI, contact naplescubmaster@gmail.com or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.

Friday, Aug. 3 3:30 p.m. The Amazing SpiderMan, PG -13 5:30 p.m. Batman: Dark Knight Rises, PG-13 7 p.m. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel PG-13 Saturday, Aug. 4 3 p.m. Madagascar 3, PG 4:30 p.m. Snow White and the Huntsman, PG-13 6 p.m. Batman: Dark Knight Rises, PG-13 7:15 p.m. Prometheus, R Sunday, Aug. 5 3 p.m. Madagascar 3, PG 4:30 p.m. Ice Age Continental Drift, PG 6:30 p.m. Batman: Dark Knight Rises PG-13 7:15 p.m. Chernobyl Diaries, R Monday, Aug. 6 Closed — No Movie

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Closed — No Movie Wednesday, Aug. 8 4:30 p.m. The Amazing SpiderMan, PG -13 5:30 p.m. What to Expect When You’re Expecting PG-13 Last Showing 7:30 p.m. The Dictator, R Last Showing Thursday, Aug. 9 4:30 p.m. Batman: Dark Knight Rises, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Amazing Spider Man, PG -13 Last Showing 7:30 p.m. Men in Black 3 PG-13 Friday, Aug. 10 3:30 p.m. Rock of Ages, PG-13 Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. Batman: Dark Knight Rises, PG-13 7 p.m. That’s My Boy, R Premiere Showing

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 Aug. 3 Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by Night . .€ 77 Aug. 4 Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . .€ 60 Aug. 5 Naples Underground and Pizza Lunch . . . . . . . . . . .€ 34 Aug. 10 Wine Tasting on Vesuvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 47 Aug. 11 Minicruise of the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . .€ 60 WEEKEND TOURS August 11-12 The Dolce Vita Roman Weekend . € 158 August 30-September 3 Labor Day in Corfu . . . . . . . . . . . . € 627 September 13-17 French Riviera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . € 395 October 20-21 Perugia and the Eurochocolate Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . € 173

Morale, Welfare and Recreation and DoDEA schools gear up for back to school fun By Amber Vlangas, MWR Marketing Director With the summer winding down and the school year fast approaching, Naples Elementary, Middle and High schools are teaming up with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to bring back-to-school fun to the Naval Support Activity Naples community with the Second Annual “Back to School Block Party.” This event will be held on the Support Site in front of the schools Friday, August 24 from 3:30 to 7 p.m., coinciding with the release of schedules and locker assignments by Naples High School, as well as class assignments by Naples Elementary School. The party will feature a variety of food and entertainment options, informational booths as well as the opportunity for parents and their children to learn about school and base activities that are geared toward young people. “I am so very excited to be a part of the Back to School Block Party,” commented Duane Werner, the newly appointed principal of Naples Middle/High School. “This event provides a wonderful mechanism for the community to come together in celebration and preparation for a successful school year. For those that are new to the community, it provides a great venue to have fun, meet people, gather information, ask questions and be welcomed by faculty, parents, volunteers and others that can make their transition to our schools smoother. Having been involved in education for over 43 years now, I know that while educators are an integral part of the learning process, we are all in this together. I highly encourage parents and other individuals to come out to this event to learn about how they can become involved.” Mona Morgan, principal of Naples Elementary School, enthusiastically echoed Mr. Werner’s philosophy on adult involvement. “I see the Back-to-School Block Party as a time to have fun meeting and mingling with the community, as well as, an opportunity to begin this school year with building relationships and renewing our commitment to increase accountability for student learning and achievement,” Morgan said. “We want our parents to actively participate in educational decisions regarding their children. Parents’ interest and involvement in their children’s learning can have a profound effect on their success in school. Studies show when parents and community members are engaged, students perform better, attendance increases and dropout rates are lower. We invite everyone to get involved — our children are worth it.” After checking out class assignments and meeting teachers, kids and parents can expect enjoy a multitude of fun activities. These will include the MWR kiddie train, music and performances at the main stage, giveaways, the bounce house, time with friends, the very popular dunk tank (which

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.

Catherine Knapp, youth activities director for Naval Support Activity Naples’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation, talks to a student about fall programs during the 2011 Back to School Block Party. will feature special guests from the school) and much more. Command sponsored organizations, including many school groups, will be offering food and other items for sale, with the proceeds going right back into the community through the work that each organization performs. “When CYP and MWR initiated this collaboration with the schools last year, we envisioned it as a way to connect parents and students to the school early in the year, providing a clear road to success,” said School Liaison Officer Pamela O’Connor. “We also wanted to provide an opportunity for the community to rally around their kids, while having a great time. The response from everyone has been amazing and we know that this year’s event will be even more fun for everyone involved. We are especially thankful to our sponsors, the NEX, USAA, and the American Foreign Service Protective Association, as well as to all of the community groups that are participating.” More details on the Back-to-School Block Party will be given at student orientations that will be held in the elementary school cafeteria. The New Student/Parent Orientation for the elementary school will be held Tuesday, August 21 at 5 p.m., to be followed by a Returning Student/Parent Orientation beginning at 6:15 p.m. For information on the event, individuals can contact Pamela O’Connor, school liaison officer, at 081-811-6549 or visit MWR on Facebook at facebook.com/mwrnaples.


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Still around in August? Stay busy with local events

Cool down this month with a visit to the Caserta Royal Palace’s park, which includes the marvelous Fountain of diana and Actaeon. (Photo by J.Freed) By Lou Freed earching for ways to live through the dog days of summer without air conditioning? Visit works of art with cool themes, go to a park or attend the “Estate a Napoli 2012” (Summer in Naples) events. Also, take the heat off this season in Campanian towns that are putting on outdoor concerts, as well as food, wine and religious festivals. Here’s the lowdown this month.

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Art Beat the heat at the Caserta Royal Palace art exhibit and park For a breath of fresh air, view Antonio Joli’s paintings with water views — namely, “Whim with Bourbon King Charles and Courtiers” and “Aqueduct Inauguration.” The works are among 40 others temporarily displayed to document the artist’s creativity between the early 1700s, when he worked in Spain, through the mid-1700s, when he was a Bourbon court painter in Naples. From the exhibit, take the bus through the palace grounds to the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon, where the Grand Cascade paired with verdant nature can cool things down. For the hours of the exhibit and the palace grounds, see www.reggiadicaserta.beniculturali.it.

Music For “staycationers” and tourists alike, city culture officials have organized melodic programs below.

Estate a Napoli 2012 features a sea of ideas at various oases – Agnano Thermal Baths The Agnano bath complex is the setting for the Napoli Village Festival between Aug. 13 and Sept. 9. The festival, which debuts this year, combines live music and food. On the program are well known singers, sax and jazz musicians, plus a pizzeria and food stands offering tastings of Campanian products. The venue is just a stone’s throw from the Allied Joint Force Command Naples base. Free entrance starting at 6 p.m., with shows beginning at 9 p.m. View the program by going to www.comune. napoli.it and clicking on the “Estate a Napoli 2012” icon; on the next page, you can select the image that says “Estate alle Terme.” Switch to the English version of the site by clicking the British flag in the top right corner of the page. – Angevin Castle Courtyard Within a medieval atmosphere, you can take in concerts and theater at 8:30 p.m. every day between now and Sept. 30 at the Maschio Angioino (also called Castel Nuovo). See the schedule by going to www.comune.napoli.it and clicking on the “Estate a Napoli 2012” icon; on the next page, you can select the image that says “Maschio Angioino.” (Click the British flag to access the English event listings.) – Naples seafront As part of its “Lungomare Liberato” (“Liberated Seafront”) initiative, the city of Naples is organizing a series of

Italy and Beyond Lou Freed is a regular contributing culture and travel columnist for Panorama. She has traveled and cruised lou Freed extensively in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Her recurring column offers cultural and travel insights locally and further afield.

sports and cultural events on its waterfront during the summer. These include tennis and basketball events, free Wi-Fi, and music bands. Continuing through September there will be street artists along the waterfront, while fire acrobats will light up the shoreline Aug. 29 and Aug. 30. For schedules, visit www.comune. napoli.it and click the link “Estate a Napoli 2012: Lungomare Liberato.” Note: Some event fliers are available only in Italian. – Naples’ Vomero district Through Aug. 4, Vomero’s Villa Floridiana hosts a lyrical concert combining talents from the Baltimore Opera Theatre and the Lyric Theater of Europe. The concerts are under the direction of Maestro Christian Deliso.

A view of the Acquamorta of Monte di Procida during the 2011 “la Sagra del Mare Flegrea (Festival of the Phlegrean Sea). This year’s festival continues through Aug. 5. (Photo by J. Freed)


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The Ravello Festival in summer blends memorable sea views with top-notch musicians at the Villa Rufolo gardens, which overlook the magnificent Amalfi Coast. (Photo by J. Freed) For more information, visit www.comune.napoli.it and click on “Estate a Napoli 2012.” On the next page, select “Città Estesa.” Ravello Festival blends superb sea views with topnotch musicians at Villa Rufolo gardens Ravello Festival 2012 focuses on the theme, “Memories,” with a variety of Italian and international entertainers on the premises of the panoramic and historic Villa Rufolo, which overlooks the magnificent Amalfi Coast. For the August program, log on to www.ravellofestival.com.

Festivals Sicilian town holds summer version of carnevale Should you be in the Catania region (where the Sigonella base is located) on Aug. 4 or 5, visit Acireale, where masquerade festivities and a parade of floats are scheduled. A “White Nights” party is scheduled on Aug. 4, and the parade of floats will occur on both days. See more at www. carnevaleacireale.info by clicking on “Programma 2012.” Avellino province Two villages entice visitors with flavors from their forest and other resources From Aug. 23 to 26, Torelli, a district in Mercogliano (famous for the Sanctuary of Montevergine) holds its “Sagra delle penne alla boscaiola” (Penne with wild mushrooms Fest). Events begin at 7:30 each evening of the festival, with more information posted at www.comunemercogliano. it. Also, Contrada invites all to its “Sapori & Tammorra” from Aug. 24 to 26. For more information, visit www.prolocoatripalda.it and click on “calendario manifestazioni” on the left-hand column of the page. Naples province Dine by the sea with locals in Monte di Procida Through Aug. 5, chill out at the port area of Acquamorta in Monte di Procida, where the “La Sagra del Mare Flegrea” (Festival of the Phlegrean Sea) is underway. Event descriptions are available at http:// www.sagradelmareflegrea.com. From the Acquamorta fest, unwind at Bacoli’s small yet scenic and peaceful marina, “Piccolo porticciolo,” which recalls views of Greece’s small ports. Feel refreshed at the cafes and restaurants fronting the site while viewing the bluffs and lights across the way. Relish mozzarella at Naples’ Little Switzerland Tomorrow, Agerola kicks off its annual “Sagra del fiordilatte,” which will run through Aug. 7. Known to locals as “La piccola Svizzera dei Monti Lattari” (Mount Lattari’s Little Switzerland), the town is not far from Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast towns. The famous “Path of the Gods” hiking trail begins here, while its forests once supplied the wood for Amalfi’s shipbuilding industry. The fest also celebrates Sant’Antonio Abate with a procession enhanced by concerts, fireworks and mozzarella tastings. Agerola is about an hour and fifteen minute drive from the

Support Site. Log on to www.fiordilattefiordifesta.it for specifics. Salerno province One village celebrates in the forest, while another fetes local produce and cuisine With your GPS, head toward Perito’s “Festa nel bosco” (Fest in the Forest) from Aug. 6 to 13. Information is posted online at www.festanelbosco.it. You can also check out Mandia, a district of Ascea, from Aug. 18 to 29 for its “Festa degli Antichi Sapori” (Ancient Flavors Fest). Visit www.mandia.it for information. Avellino province Fontanarosa’s “Festa del carro” highlights town piety and team spirit As tradition goes, on Aug. 14 several groups of men in the town will process toward the church with a maxi cart loaded with a mammoth 30-meter, rope-supported straw obelisk topped by a Madonna. Suspense, excitement and admiration prevail as humans and oxen navigate through narrow streets. Food and handicraft stands highlight the event. See details in Italian at www.fontanarosa.gov.it/doc/monumenti/ilcarro.pdf. Foglianise’s “Festa del grano” blends faith with art Foglianise’s town protector, San Rocco, will be the man of the hour Aug. 16. Customarily, locals parade floats adorned by woven straw creations representing churches and other religious scenes, as well as popular world destinations. See details by going to www.comune. foglianise.bn.it and clicking on “Eventi e Feste” on the left-hand column of the page. Italian wine associations toast St. Lawrence Aug. 10 Annually, the Movimento Turismo del Vino (MTV) and Città del Vino (CV) associations jointly celebrate St. Lawrence’s “tears” through the event “Calici di Stelle” (Goblets of Stars) to help stimulate Italian tourism and retain consumer interest in the country’s wines. Organization members hold wine tastings in town squares, gardens, castles and other venues throughout Italy. For participating Campanian cellars, log on to www.movimentoturismovino.it or cittadelvino.it/it/ attivita/grandi-eventi/calici-stelle. Montemarano Wine Experience casts light on Aglianico If you like Aglianico, the robust Campanian red wine variety, join the locals in the Avellino province as they celebrate their source of joy Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. See more at www.eptavellino.it/portale/tag/montemarano-wine-experience. Guardia Sanframondi village hosts “Vinalia” Through Aug. 10, the wine and local products fair showcases Benevento wines, cheeses, meats, olive oils and mushrooms against the stunning country setting of Guardia Sanframondi. Program events include tastings, talks, exhibitions, book presentations, musical performances and street artists. For more

information, call 0824-864-129 or 0824-817-404, or see the program at www.eptbenevento.it/moduli/eventi/ eventi.php?codice=1011. Buon divertimento!

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get an appointment, probably even the same day. The Family Practice clinic began implementing the Medical Home Port model last year and now is moving toward integrating the pediatric and internal medicine clinics. This will create two multi-specialty teams to better address your medical needs in a more complete and holistic way. How will I know where to check in for my appointment in the Medical Home Port? In the coming months you will see a few changes. The Internal Medicine check-in desk has already merged with the current Family Practice desk. And, beginning Aug. 1, the pediatrics check-in desk will also move there. This will create one place, instead of three, for you to check-in. The sign will eventually read “Medical Home Port.” What will not change is the phone number to make an appointment. The booking clerks can be reached, as always, at 081-811-6000. 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 nhnaples-pao@med.navy.mil. All patients are urged to connect with their provider via the online system RelayHealth and also to enroll their children. For more information, please speak to a clinic team member or go to www.relayhealth.com.

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What is Medical Home Port at USNH Naples? Navy Medicine’s Medical Home Port model is taken from the civilian sector’s Patient Centered Medical Home concept. The Medical Home Port model is a team-based model, which provides continuous, accessible, family-centered, comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally-sensitive health care in order to achieve the best outcomes. It focuses on the “whole-person” through primary care, preventive care and early intervention and management of health problems. One of the goals of MHP is to provide continuity between you and your primary care manager. Your primary care manager can get to know you and your medical history, just as the “country doctor” would, and this will lead to better management of your medical needs. If your primary care manager cannot see you, you will be seen by another provider on the same team, again, with the goal of maintaining continuity. When should I go to my Medical Home versus the Emergency Room? As a rule, if you have chest pain, difficulty breathing, have significant bleeding or have been in an accident, go the ER. This list is not exclusive. The emergency room personnel are specialists in stabilizing emergent conditions that threaten a person’s life, limb or eyesight. If you feel your medical concern can be seen by your primary care manager instead of in the ER, the change to Medical Home will make it easier for you to

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Transition GPS is to be implemented throughout the military by the end of 2013. It will: - Extend the current three-day transition program to five to seven days; - Offer individual assessment and counseling, including an individual transition plan; - Include a five-day curriculum on financial planning, available veterans' benefits and services, and a redesigned employment workshop; - Include a “Military Occupational Code Crosswalk” to translate military skills, training and experiences into civilian occupations and credentialing; - Include optional training specific to pursuing higher education, technical skills and training, or starting a business; - Include a “capstone” event to verify that the participant is career-ready; - Give a “warm handover” to appropriate government agencies and organizations for continued benefits, services and support of veterans; and - Create a “Military Life Cycle Transition Model” to incorporate career readiness and transition preparation early into a service member’s career.

Are you missing some of the comforts of home while either waiting for your household goods to arrive or preparing to leave the Naples area? The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has Loaner Locker kits available at no cost as part of the Relocation Assistance Program. In order to accommodate increased demand, customers can now prepare a customized kit to better fit the needs of their families. Available items, which can be checked out for up to 60 days, include kitchenware, pots and pans, bedding, ironing boards and more. The FFSC can extend the loan beyond 60 days on a case-by-case basis. A military ID card is required for inbound and outbound customers, and no reservations are needed. The items can be picked up or dropped off Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. In case of lost or damaged items, you may replace the items with new ones. Everything must be returned clean. Please contact the FFSC with any questions at 081-811-6372/4896.

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TAP consisted of pre-separation counseling and a voluntary, three-day workshop from the departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs. TAP was presented at selected military installations and attended by nearly half of the service members who separated from the services each year, White House officials said. Transition GPS is designed to strengthen, standardize and expand counseling and guidance for service members before leaving the military, and transform the military's approach to education, training, and credentialing, they added.

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The S fund is similar to the C fund in that it deals exclusively in American common stocks. The different resides in the size of the companies. Unlike the C fund, which purchases large stocks, the S fund focuses on small- and medium-sized companies. Hence the S, which stands for “small capitalization.” Companies found in this fund include General Motors, Marriott, Arctic Cat, and Delta Airlines. Unlike the C fund, which reproduces the S&P 500, the S fund uses the Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market (TSM) Index. This is an index consisting of all U.S. common stocks not included in the S&P 500. This is not to be confused with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which contains only 30 stocks. If one were to combine the two indexes (TSM and S&P), every American common stock would be accounted for. Placing money in the C and S fund spreads out the retirement money across the entire U.S. common stock market. The potential risks in the S fund are similar to that in the C fund. If the market is performing poorly and the Dow Completion TSM declines, the S fund is likely to follow suit. Furthermore, smaller-sized companies are generally more sensitive to economic conditions, and declines are likely to be amplified. Smaller companies have less money accessible to fall back on in hard times, fewer investors and a smaller safety net than a massive corporation. This is why the S fund is considered to be in the greater risk category. In 2008, the S fund had the second largest decline (38 percent), behind only the I fund. With greater risk, however, comes the potential for greater reward. Being sensitive to economic conditions is not always bad. In 2009 and 2010, when the market was recovering, the S fund generated 35 percent and 29 percent growth, respectively. In general, when markets start to decline, investors pull their money from smaller cap companies first and drive down the prices. When the market is low and rallying, investors buy more shares of the smaller caps and drive up the prices. This fund can be a great tool in your retirement armamentarium if you know how to use it. It’s a great place for a portion of your money if you are not near retirement age. Also, contributions should be consistently made each month. If the market declines, those monthly allotments will buy more shares and the recovery period profits will make up for the initial loss. When retirement age is close, or when monthly contributions are no longer being made to the TSP, the S fund is not where one wants the majority of the retirement assets. One bad year can wipe out a third of your nest egg. Without the ability to purchase more shares at a discounted price, it takes a much longer time to recover and profit. Next week we will examine the I fund. Happy savings!

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Obtaining your Sojourner Permit Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an active-duty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081-5684639 for more information.


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Allison Mcdade (left) and lucy, her Irish Setter, say goodbye to Tamara hampikian (right) in the air terminal at Capodichino just prior to their Permanent Change of Station (PCS) flight to Norfolk, Va. July 27. (Photo by MC2 Jeff Troutman)

Moving? Don’t forget to prepare your pet for travel By MC2 Jeff S. Troutman, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe

Military members and their dependents who are beginning the process of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) are encouraged to start the PCS process for their pets several months in advance of their departure date. The pet PCS process should begin at least three months in advance of a family’s move, and requires several important documents to ensure one’s pet is eligible to have a spot on the flight. “A pet owner’s first stop when beginning the PCS process for their pet should be the command veterinarian’s clinic,” said Dianna Marler, a veterinarian technician at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples veterinarian clinic. “The most common problem we encounter with pet PCS in the Naples community is the time factor. Even if you’re just PCS-ing back to the United States, the process should start at least three months in advance to ensure you have all the proper documentation and requirements for your pets.” The requirements for a pet to make the trip to a military member’s next duty station include being current on all annual vaccinations. A current rabies vaccination must be issued no less than 30 days before the flight and no more than 12 months before the flight. Additionally, the pet must be micro-chipped, which is a requirement for any pet living in the NSA military community. Marler also said pets need an export health certificate for travel. “The majority of people we see who are PCS-ing are heading back to the U.S.,” said Marler. “If they stop by our office, we can provide them with all of the information they’ll need to make the pet PCS process as easy as possible.” Military members who are PCS-ing to another country within Europe will require a “pet pass-

port” for their pet, which is a different document than the health certificate, but works the same way. Both documents can be acquired from the Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL), the local Italian health insurance office located in Aversa. “For some folks, it is intimidating to navigate out to get pet passports or go somewhere for help where there is no English spoken,” said Tamara Hampikian, an NSA community member who helps the community with finding homes for stray or unwanted animals. “That’s why knowing as much as you can as early as you can will help prepare you. Being proactive is the best defense. Start four to six months in advance and have a contingency plan if orders change suddenly, like a friend that will watch the pet if needed.” With the proper amount of planning, the PCS process can be painless for families with pets, said Allison McDade, who took her Irish Setter, Lucy, on a flight to a new duty station July 27. “Honestly, the pet PCS process has been very smooth for me and my family,” McDade said. “It really is a time-based issue, though. You can’t just show up at the veterinary clinic in the 11th hour and expect to get everything you need to take your pets with you. This is a process you want to start well in advance because there is a little bit of legwork involved.” Information on the local ASL, health certificates, pet passports, and adequate timeframes for the pet PCS process can be found at the NSA veterinary clinic located at the Support Site. A technician will readily provide pet owners with all of the assistance they need to make their pet’s PCS move to a new location as smooth and as hassle-free as possible. For more information, please stop by the NSA veterinary clinic, located behind the Support Site fire house, or call the clinic at 081-8117913.

Energy conservation Today’s fluorescent lighting From U.S. Department of Energy The old-timers on base (all but the newest recruits) grew up with very different fluorescent lighting than we have now. Some of the improvements include: 1) The hum and flicker are gone. Early versions of fluorescent lighting used magnetic ballasts that produced light in the same 60 cycle-per-second pattern as the building’s electricity. Today’s solid state electronic ballasts operate at 24,000 cycles per second and higher, eliminating the flicker that was once noticeable to many people. The electronic ballasts are not prone to vibrating, which has silenced the audible hum of lights past. 2) Colors are more accurate under the newer lights. The color rendering index (CRI) expresses how accurate colors look under a light source. The scale goes from 0 to 100, and higher values are better. Old style fluorescents had a CRI of 50 to 60, making colors look dull and complexions look gray. Today’s fluorescents often have CRIs in the 90s. 3) Efficiency is considerably higher. Today’s fluorescents produce the same light level using 30 to 40 percent less energy than those that were common just 15 years ago. Did you notice the improvements? You’d be surprised how often energy efficiency upgrades also benefit quality of life.


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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 AUG. 9 Supervisory Medical Support Assistant, GS-0679-06 KPP 07, ANN#EUR12-339375-AG-R1, Full Time Permanent Office Automation Assistant, GS0326-05, ANN#EUR12-395025-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Financial Technician, GS-0503-07, ANN#EUR12360496-AG-R1, Full Time Permanent Management Analyst, GS-034309, ANN#EUR12-365161-AV, Full Time Permanent Interdisciplinary Engineer/Community Planner, GS-0800/0020-13, ANN#EUR12-393576-AV, (Multiple Positions) Full Time Permanent. CLOSING AUG. 10 Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-09, ANN#EUR12388132-AG, Full Time Permanent, AOC: Current NSA Permanent Employees Only CLOSING AUG. 16 Secretary, GS-0318-06, ANN# EUR12-400231-SC, Full Time Permanent General Engineer, GS-1801-13, ANN#EUR12-388285-AV, Full Time Permanent

OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN#EUR12-223833-AG, (Multiple Positions), Full Time Permanent, Next Cut Off-Date: Aug. 9, 2012

COURTESY U.S. VACANCY ANNOUCEMENTS 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 pia.krucker@dodcommunitybank.com.

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 CLOSING AUG. 21 Coordinatore per la sicurezza e prevenzione infortuni (Safety and Occupational Health Specialist), Q0018-Q1, ANN#62588-308431-AGR1, 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 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 Aug. 13, 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/ FleetAndFamilyReadiness/About FleetAndFamilyReadiness/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. 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 Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-145, flexible temporary (seasonal employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. 1st cut off date: 08/03/2012. 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. Recreation Assistant, NF-0189-02, ANN#12-140, flexible, MWR Bowling Center, Support Site. Assists in the operation of Bowling Center and acts as Duty Manager. Establishes events schedules, applies rules and regulations in supervising patron activities. Open until filled. 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. 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. Open until filled.

CNREURAFSWA NAF U.S POSITION Education Technician, NF-170203, ANN#12-124, regular full time, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Division, Naples. Assist with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. First cut off date is 07/17/2012, with subsequent cut-off every 14 days. Closing date: 09/03/2012.

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#120001FO Supervisory Sales Clerk/D5A/NF-01/RFT. Closes: 8/3/12. Pay Rate: $9.00-$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group

of associates that sell cosmetic merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. 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#120001U9 Security Guard/ 52/NF-01/Flex Part Time. Closes: 8/3/12. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc. DISTRIBUTION CENTER, GRICIGNANO Ann#120001V8 Warehouse Worker/71/NA-05/Flex. Closes: 8/3/12. Pay Rate: $12.75. Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lower grade associates. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120000B4 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques.

GRICIGNANO MINI MART No Vacancies JFC-NATO MINI MART No Vacancies GAETA MINIMART Ann#120001XF Retail Annex Operator/MM/NF-02/RFT. Closes: 08/10/12. Pay Rate: $10.00-14.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. LATINA MINI MART Ann#120001GD Sales Clerk/ MM/ NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. NAVY LODGE, GRICIGNANO Ann#120001BV Desk Clerk/N2/ NF-01/Flex Part Time. Closes: 08/3/12 Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.00. Greets, registers guests and makes/ confirms reservations. Maintains records of room availability, guest accounts, computes bills and collects payments.

LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS No Vacancies

Aug. 3, 2012 Panorama  

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