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57th year, No. 41

Friday, November 2, 2012

A glimpse of the heavens

New food court taking shape By Melissa Kabukuru, Panorama editor

A new food court set to open in March 2013 will bring four new restaurants to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples’ Capodichino base. The new food court, which will occupy the former Ciao Hall galley building, will include an Asian restaurant, a burger joint, an Italian restaurant and a grilled sandwich shop. Additionally, the Subway sandwich shop and espresso bar that now occupy other spaces on the base will move into the new food court. Below is the complete list of planned food court options:

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the Cappella del tesoro di San Gennaro (Chapel of the treasury of San Gennaro) adjoins the Naples Duomo. the chapel is surmounted by a celestial dome, complete with frescoes depicting holy figures in Paradise. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

Tutoring program aims to help Naples students get ready for college; more adult tutors needed By MC2 (SW) John Herman Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe

A new tutoring program at Naples Middle/High School is helping prepare students for college by teaching them teamwork and problem-solving skills. The Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program is an extra-curricular tutoring program designed to help make students self-sufficient and adept at problem-solving, with the goal of making them competitive in a college environment. As part of the AVID program, students aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples meet after school to work through tough homework problems and com-

plete team-building exercises with the help of volunteer tutors. The program aims to increase students’ independent thinking ability, a quality that becomes even more important in college, said Victoria Yee, AVID teacher for middle school-level students. “How many times have college students run into trouble because the Calculus class was made up of 300 students in a lecture hall with a professor who doesn’t even know their name?” Yee asked. Students meet once a week for “Motivational Friday” and participate in team-building activities, such as building go-karts with only toothpicks, straws, candies and other assorted materials. These activities are designed to build col-

Students with Naples Middle/High School’s AVID program work together to build a go-kart as part of a team building exercise Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Yee)

laboration skills and help students deal with their strengths and weaknesses as a team. “One of the special and unique qualities I bring to the team is my thinking process,” said Megan Rogers, a seventh-grade

student at Naples Middle/High School. “Everyone thinks differently, so when we combine our critical thinking, we can make something great.” see TUTORING PROGRAM Page 7

1. Puccino’s: Will include American breakfast, American pizza, Italian food and smoothies. 2. Bee Burger: A burger restaurant concept based on the Burger King brand line. Will include a Burger King-style broiler for burgers. 3. Sushi Raw Bar and Grill: In-house Asian brand. Will include fish on the grill, sushi and an Asian line similar to Manchu Wok. 4. All from the Grill: Typical American grilled sandwiches, with menu options to include Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches, pastrami, wraps and salads. 5. Subway. 6. Espresso bar. Salads, fruit cups and other healthy choices will also be sold at each store, said Harold Laird, project manager with the Navy Exchange. The Navy Exchange negotiated the vendor contracts for the food court. Laird said the new facility will be a major upgrade to Capodichino’s dining scene. “The entire dining scenario at Capodichino will greatly improve given its new central location, a true food court environment, and the renewed menu options,” Laird said. “The new array of food concepts being developed onboard Capodichino will certainly enhance our sailors' quality of life.” see FOOD COURT Page 6

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Weekly crime statistics Review what happened between Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. Page6

Wine and harvest fests brighten up November Pages4-5

Local soccer fans get a behind-the-scenes look Page12

Naples NJROTC busy with training events Page13

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Captain’s Corner

Happy All Soul’s Day, everyone! Today is the day where the dead are honored across Italy and other countries, so that’s why there are crowds around the cemeteries in town. Our Halloween events on base went extremely well, as anyone who attended the Spooktacular or the Seabee Haunted House will tell you. I was very impressed with the Seabees “Seven Nights of Terror” and the staff members of the Security Department and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The event garnered an enthusiastic, costumed crowd, and I appreciated the efforts of all the organizations that came together to make Spooktacular a success. Wednesday’s trick-or-treating also seemed to go very well, with block party after block party and lots of great costumes. The holidays are just beginning here at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, so be on the lookout for opportunities to serve single service members a Thanksgiving dinner, and plan on attending the Holiday Tree Lighting event in early December. The beginning of November means the holiday season is almost upon us, but it also means that the winter weather is here with all the associated challenges of a cold, wet Naples winter. We’ve been conducting the holiday season safety stand downs this week, and I encourage everyone who attended one of those sessions to heed the warnings. Slow down on the slick, wet roads, and do not drive if you’ve been drinking. Have a plan before you start drinking, and stick to that plan. The plan you make once you’ve started drinking is unlikely to be as good as the one you made while sober. Also, remember those who don’t have anyone to celebrate the holidays with, and invite them in for a meal and a taste of home. We are all part of the greater military community here in Naples, and it is especially important to take care of our own at this time of year. The USO often puts together “taste of home” dinners for our single sailors, and that’s also a great opportunity to cook a traditional dish for our community members who may not have family nearby. This week, we saw a whole lot of news coverage of hurricane Sandy and the damage to the East Coast. Our thoughts are with those affected communities. This catastrophic event again brings into sharp focus our own need to be prepared for disaster. As many of you know, the Campania region is prone to volcanic and seismic activity, and it’s up to all of us to prepare ourselves and our families. Make a disaster preparedness kit. Monitor the emergency communication channels: AFN Radio (106.0 FM), NSA’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/NSANaples), and the Command Desktop Notification System (CDNS). Sign up to receive the popup, e-mail, SMS, and voice reports from the CDNS system if you haven’t already. Other communication methods include AFN TV, PAO Notes, and our CNIC website. Should something happen and you hear no guidance through our emergency communication channels, your first step should be to stay put in your home with your food, water and emergency supplies. If your home is unsafe, make your way to the Support Site or, alternatively, to Carney Park. Please do not come to the base as a matter of convenience if your home is safe, as you may strain our relief efforts for those truly in need. As always, we will push updates and guidance via all communications paths discussed above and through your commands. NSA maintains opens lines of communication with the Italian Civil Protection Agency, and will coordinate closely to determine the best course of action given the emergency. In the absence of other guidance, evacuate when directed by Italian authorities, and update your command and the NFAAS database with your location and contact information. Please take the time when we’re not experiencing a disaster to prepare yourself and your family. Wildcat sports are finishing the fall season, and I want to congratulate all the athletes who competed this year in volleyball, cross country, tennis, and football. Members of the boys’ cross country team scored the best they’ve ever scored while coming in second behind SHAPE this past weekend, and the girls’ cross country team took first place. The girl’s volleyball team is seeded No. 1 in Europe, and is competing in Germany this weekend for the championship. Meanwhile, our undefeated football team is up in Germany for the super six this weekend, and I know they’ll make us all proud! GO WILDCATS! Have a great weekend everyone!

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From Panorama staff reports

Hospital clinic closures Nov. 23

By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer

melissa Kabukuru, editor:

Clinics at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will be closed Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency department services and the multi-service ward will operate normally. As always, you can reach your primary care provider via the RelayHealth secure messaging system (www.relayhealth.com), or seek information from the Nurse Advice Line at 800-877-660. For more information, visit the Medical Home Port at http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/napoli/Pages/ MedHome.aspx.

237th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 9 The 237th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball will take place Friday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Grand Hotel Vanvitelli in Caserta. For more information, e-mail jeff.delacruz@eu.navy.mil or sean.kaiser@eu.navy.mil.

through the website us.movember.com/team/ 421973, or by registering in person the day of the race. The race will begin outside of the Support Site Fit Forum. For more information, e-mail scott.wulwick@eu.navy.mil.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Nov. 7-8 In this workshop you will have an 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 learn how to use suicide first-aid to meet those needs. This workshop will be held at the Naval Support Activity Naples Support Site. If you are interested in attending or if you have any questions, please contact one of your ASIST trainers in the CREDO office at 081-568-5255/626-5255.

Dental clinic celebrates retiree appreciation day Nov. 8

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Dental Clinic has set aside Thursday, Nov. 8 for military retiree dental exams and cleanings. As there are only a limited number of appointments The Naples C4I First Class Petty Officers available, this service is restricted to military Association will host a 5K run on the Support Site retirees only. at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. Proceeds from the race This is a special day, as retirees, their family memwill go toward the Movember Foundation, which bers and members of NATO forces are routinely seen supports prostate cancer and testicular cancer only on a standby basis. Active duty service members research. All race participants will receive a free and their dependents have priority and receive mustache and race bib the day of the event. scheduled appointments. Department of Defense Registration is possible by making a $10 donation civilians, GS employees, and their family members are also eligible for routine care on a standby basis, and are billed for any services rendered. According to Cmdr. Masoud Eghtedari, direcReport fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in tor of Dental Services at U.S. Navy activities to: Naval Hospital Naples, "We Office of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy appreciate our retirees and their Leave a recorded message 24/7:...........................081-568-2983 service to our country. This is just Speak to the CNREURAFSWA Investigator: ......081-568-2600 a small way to say thank you for Speak to the CNE-CNA-C6F Investigator: .........081-568-2964 all they have done." E-mail: ighotline@eu.navy.mil Retirees should call the dental Website: www.cnic.navy.mil/europe/index.htm clinic at 081-811-6007/6008 to make an appointment, and plan on arriving at the dental clinic 15 minutes before their appointment time.

‘Running of the Mo’s’ 5K charity race Nov. 10

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Sailor in the Spotlight: CTR1 (IDW/SW/AW) Adam Crismond Working in N39, Petty Officer Crismond’s primary job is to review and process cyber security reports from two commands, ensuring that the fleet commanders are apprised of current and emerging cyber security threats. He also trains the staff of Commander, Naval Forces europe-Africa and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet on the regulations and procedures of operational security. Petty Officer Crismond is also an assistant command fitness leader, leading petty officer of the command color guard team, and is one of four duty section leaders. He is a hardcharging sailor who is dedicated to the mission. (Photo courtesy of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs)

Italian News Briefs

Compiled by Teresa Merola

Prayer marks 500 years of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel The Catholic Church celebrated the 500th anniversary of the world-famous Sistine Chapel Wednesday with an evening prayer by Pope Benedict XVI. Michelangelo’s work was completed on Oct. 31, 1512, when Pope Julius II celebrated Vespers to mark the event. Michelangelo took four years to paint the chapel, the walls of which were decorated by a number of Renaissance artists, including Botticelli and Perugino. Michelangelo also decorated the wall behind the altar; in 1541 he completed the “Last Judgment.” The Sistine Chapel is the place where papal conclaves take place. The last restoration of the frescos was completed in 1994 and took 14 years.

Italians pay homage to Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse’s Italian editiorial debut is being celebrated this week in Lucca, a city in the northwest part of Italy. The Walt Disney Company and Lucca Comics and Gamers are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Italian “Topolino” between Nov. 1 and 4. The Florentine editor Giuseppe Nerbini printed the first edition of an Italian Mickey Mouse comic book with just eight pages in 1932. Nerbini called him “Topo Lino” — a play on the Italian word “topolino” which means “little mouse.” Topolino became an integral part of many Italians’ childhood. The Italian publisher is issuing a special volume to celebrate Topolino’s 80th birthday, to include comic strips from each decade, along with tales and curiosities that contributed to the history and the rise of Topolino. On Dec. 26, with edition number 2979 of the comic book, a special celebratory edition will be released featuring Mickey Mouse as hero in a tale about the history of comic books. Additionally, Milan’s WOW Spazio Fumetti comic museum will celebrate the anniversary with an exhibit called “History of a Story” from Nov. 15 to Jan. 20.

Italy celebrates Armed Forces Day Nov. 4 On Nov. 4, Italians celebrate Armed Forces Day and the Day of National Unity. Nov. 4 is the only national holiday that was maintained during all ages of Italy, including during the liberal, Fascist

and republican periods. It’s the anniversary of the end of the First World War. Until 1977 it was a public holiday, but due to a reform of the calendar of national holidays, this holiday now falls on the first Sunday of November. The most important celebrations are held in Trento, Trieste and Rome. Each year, the President of the Republic of Italy and the highest ranking officers of the Italian state lay a wreath on the Altar of the Unknown Soldier in Rome. Another tribute is made at the Shrine of Redipuglia, which contains the bodies of soldiers who fell between 1915 and 1918 and at the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, the last major confrontation that took place between Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies in World War I. In honor of the holiday, the President of the Italian Republic and the Minister of Defense also send a message of congratulations and gratitude to the armed forces on behalf on the whole country.

Prosecutors in Sicily using DNA to confirm death of bandit The investigation continues into the death of the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano, who was active in the years following World War II. Giuliano was reported shot and killed the night of July 4, 1950 in a courtyard outside the city of Palermo. Since then, there have been many questions regarding the official report of his death. Now, Palermo prosecutors are looking to end the speculation with a probe into the identity of the body buried in the tomb. In 2010, the prosecutors started an investigation after a historian presented a study concluding that the body photographed in the courtyard might not be the bandit. The historian’s conclusion came after he compared photographs of the man who died in the courtyard with dozens of photographs and footage of Giuliano from December 1949. As part of the prosecutorial investigation, the body of the bandit was exhumed from Giuliano’s family crypt and is being tested for DNA to compare with surviving relatives. Official sources have long held that Giuliano was betrayed and gunned down by his cousin, who later was poisoned in a Palermo prison. A film on Giuliano’s life was made by director Francesco Rosi in 1962.

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NOVEMBER EVENTS 9 THE 2012 NAPLES AREA MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL will be held at the Grand Hotel Vanvitelli in Caserta, Italy, Nov. 9. The event will celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Attire for Marines: evening dress “B” or blue dress “A.” Army: Army blue (bow tie). Navy: dinner dress blue jacket or dinner dress blues. Air Force: mess dress. Civilians: black tie. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. For tickets contact Sgt. DelaCruz at 081-568-8002 or jeff.delacruz@eu.navy.mil. 10 MOVEMBER 5K Joint the Naples C4I First Class Petty Officer Association for the first-ever Movember 5K Charity Run supporting men’s health issues and awareness. The race will begin at the Support Site gym at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. All participants will receive a fake mustache and race bib for the event. Registration costs $10. Theme is “United We Grow: Running of the Mo’s.” 13 WELCOME ABOARD ORIENTATION The Naples Overseas Spouses Club is hosting a Welcome Aboard Orientation Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Navy Lodge, second floor. All members welcome. Free, child-friendly event. Lunch will be served. 14 ASC THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON The American members of the Allied Spouses Club will host their annual Thanksgiving luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Castel Volturno. Tickets are €20 for ASC members and €25 for guests. To register, seal your payment in an envelope with your name, country and “USA Luncheon” written on the outside. Deposit envelopes in the drop box at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Support Site, or at Tony’s Hardware at JFC. RSVP to your country rep or to USArep@ASCnaples.net. The deadline for tickets and registration is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. For more information or to donate a prize, e-mail USArep@ASCnaples.net 15 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS visiting nurses. Next class is Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Office, which is located in room G-016 of 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. 16 SAT TEST The first SAT test of the academic year will be offered Nov. 16 at 7:45 a.m. Sign-up now. Score reports arrive Naples 6 to 8 weeks after the test date. Call or visit the Naples Navy College Office for more information. 30 PRAXIS TEST REGISTRATION The last day to register with the Navy College Office for the Jan. 24, 2013 PRAXIS test is Nov. 30. Questions? Call or visit the Navy College Office, located on the main floor of the Admin II building at Capodichino. You can also contact 081568-6684/6678 or nco.naples@eu.navy.mil.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with collegeoriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at david.martin@eu.dodea.edu or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at selina.joseph@eu.dodea.edu. LA MIMOSA THRIFT STORE, run by the Allied Spouses Club (ASC) at Allied Joint Force Command Naples, is seeking volunteers and donations. The store is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions or further information, please contact Erika at thriftstoremanager@ascnaples.net. 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. NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail matthew.ukleja@gmail.com. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail doc@ascnapoli.com. THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB (NOSC) is seeking members to serve as volunteers at its thrift store. When the store is open, NOSC members are needed to help with sorting, merchandising, bagging, and running the cash register. When the store is closed, we need assistance with preparing the store for shopping. Call us at 081-811-4200 or e-mail us at noscitaly@gmail.com to sign up for training. 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.

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Chestnuts are a perfect match for “Young Wine” tastings on Nov. 11 and during the Christmas holidays. the town of Acerno in the Salerno province is holding a chestnut festival Nov. 10 to 12. (Photo by J. Freed)

Take a break from holiday planning with November events in Campania Italy and Beyond Lou Freed is a regular contributing culture and travel columnist for Panorama. She has traveled Lou Freed and cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Her monthly column offers cultural and travel insights locally and further afield. By Lou Freed t’s prime time to be thinking of our traditional holidays. True, Thanksgiving and Christmas bring the best family reunions in the most colorful and decorative homescapes, but preparations can also be physically and emotionally consuming. Medical experts note stress relief does wonders for a healthy lifestyle. So, for respite, pull away from the mission every now and then and do something cultural.

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Veterans’ Day and St. Martin In Italy and many parts of Europe, Nov. 11 means honoring the soldiersaint St. Martin, loved and remembered for his Samaritan deed of cutting off half his cloak and offering it to a beggar on a bitterly, cold day in Amiens, France. To relate the saint to our military holiday, it is interesting to know the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps

A lovely majolica pharmacy jar painting in Vomero’s San Martino Monastery Museum depicts the legend of St. Martin of tours, who is honored throughout europe Nov. 11. (Photo by J. Freed) (inspired by the French warriors that carried the cloak to the battlefield in the Middle Ages) established the Military Order of Saint Martin in 1997, declaring the saint their patron and “a fitting symbol for Logistics Warriors charged with supporting victory now and for all time.” The Order has a three-level award program and a medal showing the saint’s humanitarian action. Learn more at http://www.qmfound.com/martin.htm. In honoring your veteran or any others you may know, consider a visit to Vomero’s magnificent St. Martin Monastery Museum, which houses lavish artworks in the former monastery’s church, cloister and pharmacy. Among the majolica pharmacy jar paintings is a beautiful depiction of the St. Martin legend. While there, plan an hour or more to view the museum’s collections — especially the phenomenal Cucciniello Nativity scene — as well as the complex’s breathtaking Bay of Naples. Nov. 11 to Italians also spells the uncorking of the Vino Novello (Young/New Wine), the fermentation of which is said to reach completion that day. This means an abundance of wine tastings and village “nectar” fests, which are worth joining to experience local traditions and color.

Ultimately, if entertaining a veteran with musical inclinations, look into the concert this weekend featuring a stellar American conductor and music director. Also, the classical ballet next week will surely lift spirits and moods.

Concert This weekend, Houston-born music director performs at San Carlo Theater John Axelrod comes to town with glowing credentials. Besides graduating from Harvard University in 1988, he studied under Leonard Bernstein, and attended the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1996 as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League conductors program. Since 2000, the 46-year old maestro has conducted over 130 orchestras in the United States, Europe (including Naples) and Asia, and has held a number of prestigious positions at European music venues. Currently, he is the conductor and music director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, based in Nantes and Angers, France. For his return to Naples, Axelrod will lead the San Carlo Theater Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Also performing will be contralto Rinat


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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

John Axelrod, a Houston-born conductor and music director, will lead the San Carlo theater Orchestra this weekend in Naples. (Photo courtesy of San Carlo Theater)

Shaham, choirmaster Salvatore Caputo and Stefania Rinaldi, the children’s choirmaster. Music begins at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Purchase online or book through the San Carlo Theater at 081-797-2331. For other musical renditions scheduled on Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 30 at the same venue, visit www.teatrosancarlo.it.

Ballet San Carlo Ballet School’s bicentenary gala makes for an uplifting treat Though postponed from last month, this bicentennial program should not to be missed Nov. 7 at the San Carlo Theater. It will be a great evening of classical ballet, featuring young students as well as dancer guests Giuseppe Picone and Ambra Vallo. Both are San Carlo Ballet School alumni that have since become significant international performers. Book online at www.teatrosancarlo.it or through the San Carlo Theater ticket office at 081-797-2331.

Wines Vino Novello Taste and fete the light, fruity red nectar linked to St. Martin’s miracle at these towns. A word of advice: some of the festivals may be rescheduled, due to weather, so call the numbers listed online before taking off. • Scisciano (Naples province) will hold its “Sagra della pizzette e vino cotto” Nov. 9. to 11. At this event, vendors traditionally sell tagliatelle alle boscaiola, baccala fritta and porchetta alongside Vino Novello. Try the village’s unique pizzetta (pie) made with a grape skin-flavored crust. The village is near Nola; festivities begin at 7 p.m. each day of the festival. View details at www.circolosanmartino.it or call 081-519-8731. • Mignano Monte Lungo (Caserta province) will tempt visitors with its local specialties — namely, ceci con funghi porcini, pasta e fagioli, cotiche e fagioli, and pecora "pezzata"— at its Nov. 10 event called “Inno al Novello” (“Ode to Novello”). The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Log onto www.prolocomignano.it and link to “Eventi” for more information. • Marcianise (Caserta province) will bring back the warmth of summer via its “L’estate di San Martino” event Nov. 10 to 11. Wine, food and music will combine at this function. Details are available at www.majeutica.it. • Terranova di Arpaise (Benevento province) invites everyone to experience local culinary treats at its “Festa del vino novello e dei prodotti tipici locali” Nov. 11. The event is organized through the Circolo Arci il Castello. Contact 347-508-6977 for details, which should also soon be posted at www.terranovafossaceca.com

• Procida beckons. If the weather cooperates from Nov. 16 to 18, jump on one of the ferries for the island’s “Sagra del vino e della cucina,” which will be enhanced by handcrafts and other artistic products. Check out the ad and other planned events at www.facebook.com/turismoprocida.

Fest of Fests Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, a lovely Alta Irpinia medieval town in the Avellino province, will celebrate “La sagra delle sagre” (“Fest of Fests”) from Nov. 17 to 18. Avellino is known for fine, robust wines, so visitors will find Taurasi, Aglianico and Greco di Tufo from prestigious cellars there. Mushrooms, truffles, cheese, chestnuts, honey and jams traditionally add lots of gusto to the affair. At the town’s 10th-century Lombard castle, local artists will purvey wood, wrought iron and ceramic creations, while musicians entertain. In addition to the festival offerings, wandering the beautifully reconstructed medieval streets of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi is a chance to step back in time. The town rose from the ashes of the catastrophic Irpinia earthquake that hit the region in November 1980. Besides the aforementioned castle, the town’s sources of pride include an 11th-century cathedral and the 12th-century Goleto Abbey (called the Assisi of Irpinia). The town’s name honors its patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel, and recalls the Lombards that resided in the area around 1,000 A.D. For queries, call the town’s Pro Loco

organization at 0827-24-123, 339271-1049, 347-912-0046 or 340-3905855. By e-mail, contact prolocoaltirpinia@ libero.it.

Gastronomy Chestnuts Nothing is a better match for the “Young Wine” tastings on Nov. 11 and during the Christmas holidays than chestnuts, which are low-fat, glutenfree and rich in vitamin C. While the nuts are prevalent in Mugello near Florence, they are equally abundant in Campanian towns, many of which celebrated their harvest last month. If you missed those festivals (or you need more), read on. Acerno (Salerno province) will set up culinary stands for its “Sagra della Castagna e dei prodotti del sottobosco” (“Festival of chestnuts and underbrush products”) from Nov. 10 to 11. The festival will also include a parade of horses, a demonstration of chestnut picking, a contest to find the largest chestnut collected, a trufflehunting competition and more. For more information, visit www.prolocoacerno.it and click on the link for the event. Mushrooms San Leonardo of San Giuseppe Vesuviano in Naples province is calling all mushroom fans to come by for a feast during the “Sagra dei funghi” Nov. 9 to 10. The town’s annual “Festa della Tammora” (Tambourine Fest) is also set for the same weekend. Contact the Comitato Feste San Leonardo at gaetanoiovino@alice.it or at 339-7044870 for more information. Buon divertimento!

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – EASY ITALIAN (9 a.m. – noon) This is an introduction to basic Italian language and conversation. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NAPLES (9:30 – 11:30 a.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. STRESS MANAGEMENT 101 (12:30 – 3 p.m.) Stress is a fact of life. Stress Management 101 helps you create work and life strategies to get to a healthier stress zone. TRANSPORTATION TO AVERSA (9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Departs from the Support Site) Catch the local bus from Gricignano to Aversa. Visit the train and metro stations and learn how to go to Naples, Rome and other destinations. Requires prior purchase of two E1 bus tickets from Information, Tours and Travel. COUPON CLUB (1 – 2 p.m.) Do you want to save money on your groceries? You don’t have to be an extreme coupon aficionado to save money. Join other smart shoppers to sort coupons and discuss cost saving methods to help your family. AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP (6 – 7 p.m.) Wednesday, Nov. 7 – STRESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.) Learn about and experiment with relaxation techniques and other coping strategies to deal with stress. CHOICES: MANAGING YOUR ANGER (2 – 3 p.m.) A three-session program focused on skills to manage anger and develop effective communication. Thursday, Nov. 8 – 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. Call for details. Registration required. SPOUSE FIT (9 - 11 a.m.; session 9 of 10 ) At the Fit Forum on the Support Site. TEVEROLA (MEDI) MALL (9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Departs from the Support Site front gate) Experience 100 stores, restaurants, and more, only 10 minutes from the Support Site. Requires prior purchase of two E1 bus tickets from Information, Tours and Travel. Friday, Nov. 9 – THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT PROCESS (Noon – 3 p.m.) Want to land a federal job? This workshop focuses on the key steps to gaining federal employment. Topics covered vary from job searching guides to interview tips. The third hour, hands-on-practice, is optional.

UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register Tuesday, Nov. 6 − THE TREASURES OF MARANOLA (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) This intercultural relations field trip will take us through the narrow streets of the medieval village of Maranola, located in the mountains of Formia. We will learn the history of this village, visiting two churches and an olive press. Cost for entry fees is up to €10. We also will have lunch at a local trattoria. Carpool. Wednesday, Nov. 7 − LUNCHTIME ITALIAN ONBOARD MT. WHITNEY (Noon – 1 p.m.; in CTR 1 aboard Mt. Whitney) This class covers the Italian you need on daily basis. ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES (9 – 10 a.m.) Friday, Nov. 9 − BATTLEFIELD OF MONTE CAMINO (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m) We will visit Monte Camino, where the first detachment of the Italian Special Service Force took a German army detachment by surprise during World War II. We will learn about the battle from a local World War II expert and then enjoy local specialties at the foot of the mountain. We will need to walk up the mountain for an hour, so bring water and wear active footwear. Trip also includes visit to World War II museum. Cost of trip, including lunch, is €15.

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, ombudsafn@gmail.com CNE BAND: Holly Ward, cnebandombudsman@hotmail.com CNE- 6th FLEET: Maya Stoltz, c6fombudsman@gmail.com CNREURAFSWA: Sindy Copeland, cnreurafswanaples@hotmail.com CTF SIX THREE & MSCEURAF: Arlene Campbell, ombudsmanctf63.msceuraf@yahoo.com CTF SIX NINE & COMSUBGRU EIGHT: Emily Key, ctf69csg8.ombudsman@gmail.com FLCSI- Naples: Maria Seibel, maie13@yahoo.com JFC: Pending, ombudsmanjfc@gmail.com NSA Naples: Heather Staib-Jerzy, nsa_naples_omb@yahoo.com NCTS: Michelle Cannuli, ombudsmanncts@yahoo.com NSSA DET Naples: Gretchen Bozwell, nssadetnaplesombudsman@ hotmail.com USNH: Amy Romanowski & Latascia Hamilton, usnh_ombudsman@ hotmail.com U.S. ARMY ELEMENT: Jennifer Molina, jennifer. molina1.civ@mail.mil U.S. ARMY ELEMENT - ALPHA COMPANY, U. S. ARMY ELEMENT - HHC: Alisha Smith, alishasmith0218@ yahoo.com U.S. AIR FORCE ELEMENT: Sonya Cage, usafkeyspousenaples@ yahoo.com U.S. MARINE ELEMENT: Pending, naplesmarineombudsman@ gmail.com USS MOUNT WHITNEY: Anna Nickell, mtwombudsman@yahoo.com DESRON SIX ZERO: Jennifer Morris, dannyjennx3@yahoo.com CURRENTLY VACANT: NAVFAC SEABEES, RLSO & NLSO Any spouses who have an interest in becoming an ombudsman should contact Amber Becker at amber.becker@eu.navy.mil.


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Weekly crime report for Oct. 22-28, 2012 – Stolen Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (3 off base) – Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 (10 off base) – Traffic Accident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (6 off base) Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 22 at approximately 8:45 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 18 in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that she had parked and secured her vehicle outside of her friend’s residence for approximately two to three hours, and upon returning to her vehicle she noticed the back seat folded forward and the passenger side rear window broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle she reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 22 at approximately 9:20 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 21 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle, and upon returning to it he noticed that the rear passenger window was broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 22 at approximately 11:05 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle-break in that occurred Oct. 21 in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that he woke up to the sound of someone yelling. When he looked out his window, he noticed that his car door was open and that his dome light was on. He then rushed down to his courtyard, where he met a witness who stated that he saw five hooded males with what appeared to be Billy clubs attempting to break into multiple vehicles. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 22 at approximately 1:31 p.m., E5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 21 in Castel Volturno, Italy. Victim stated that she heard what she thought was the sound of her car alarm going off, and when she went outside to investigate she noticed that her front passenger window was broken. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, she reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 22 at approximately 2:17 p.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 21 in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that he locked and secured his vehicle the night before, and upon going out to his vehicle the next morning he noticed that his glove compartment was open. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 23 at approximately 12:13 p.m., O-3/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 19 in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle overnight, and upon returning to it the next morning he noticed that the vehicle had been broken into. Upon conducting a full inventory of the vehicle, he reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 25 at approximately 10:05 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Naples, Italy. Victim stated that he parked his vehicle on an unknown road, and upon returning to it approximately seven hours later noticed that his passenger’s side door had been pried open and that papers were thrown about inside the car. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that no items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 25 at approximately 11:12 p.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 24, in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that he left his vehicle unsecured on the street in front of his residence and went out to eat with his neighbor. Upon returning to his vehicle he noticed that the front passenger window was broken out and that items in his vehicle had been moved around. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle he reported that no items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 25 at approximately 2:22 p.m., CIV reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Oct. 23 in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victims stated that she parked and secured her vehicle outside of a restaurant, and upon finishing dining she went back to her vehicle and noticed that the rear passenger’s side window was broken. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, she reported that several items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 25 at approximately 10:21 p.m., E-6/USA reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Licola, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle, and upon returning to it he noticed that his driver’s side window was smashed. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that several items were missing. Stolen Vehicle (off base). On Oct. 28 at approximately 7:38 a.m., E-7/USN reported a vehicle theft that occurred earlier that day in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that she parked and secured her vehicle outside of her residence the night before, and upon waking up the next day she noticed that her vehicle was no longer in front of her residence. Stolen Vehicle (off base). On Oct. 28 at approximately 7:05 p.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle theft that occurred Oct. 27 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle in front of his residence the night before, and upon returning to his vehicle the next morning he noticed it was missing.

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Construction on the updated food court building is now underway, and is set to be completed sometime in January, said Scott Ingalls, head of the project management branch of the NSA Naples Public Works Department. After that, additional work will need to be completed to construct each restaurant concept inside the building, Ingalls said. The goal is to have the completed food court open in March, he said. “Everyone is on board to meet or beat that date,” Ingalls said.

The goal of building a new food court in the old Capodichino galley building is to consolidate all the food options that now exist on the base, Ingalls said. After the new food court opens, the current restaurants in the Capo Landing food court will ultimately close, freeing that space for other uses. While an early design for the new food court involved an eating area covered by a canopy or pergola, the plan has changed since then, Ingalls said. “That pergola is gone and it’s got some curved elements that float in the ceiling,” Ingalls said. “I think it is going to be a nice, interesting space.”


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ASC Thanksgiving luncheon set for Nov. 14 From the Allied Spouses Club

he American members of the Allied Spouses Club (ASC) will host their annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Castel Volturno. The luncheon is one way for ASC members from the United States to share their culture and traditions with members from other nations. “Our luncheon is hugely popular with the members,” said Liz Knapp, ASC’s publicity coordinator. “We serve turkey and all the trimmings, but with a local flair. Most Europeans would never taste a typical Thanksgiving meal if they weren’t in the U.S. at holiday time. Maybe that’s why our lunch is so well-attended, and generates so much excitement among our members.” The American luncheon is famous for not only the food, but also for the gift baskets and donated prizes that guests take home, Knapp added. “The ASC lunches and raffles are a fun way for us to raise money for our Welfare Fund, and to help our 19 local charities,” she said. There is ample free parking at the Holiday Inn, and a bus will be running there from Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples. Tickets are €20 for ASC members and €25 for guests. To register, seal your payment in an envelope with your name, country and “USA Luncheon” written on the outside. Deposit envelopes in the drop box at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Support Site, or at Tony’s Hardware at JFC. RSVP to your country representative or to USArep@ASCnaples.net. The deadline for tickets and registration is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. For more information or to donate a prize, contact Melissa Soucie, ASC’s American representative, at USArep@ ASCnaples.net.

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Yee said the program is not unique to Naples High School. It is part of a larger program that first started in California almost 30 years ago and has since spread to schools across the United States. The program is in need of tutors — currently, the program only has one tutor available to students. Yee said she hopes to have at least three for the middle school level children and two for the high school level this year. Tutors form a vital part of the AVID program and make up about 40 percent of the curriculum. One of the key things tutors help students with is running study groups, which Yee said is vital for effective learning in college. Students will come to the study

group with a “point of confusion,” which is a problem or difficulty they encounter while doing their homework for history, English, math or science. The tutor works with the student groups to address each problem and help the students find a solution. Yee said school regulations here require that tutors for the AVID program have some college expe-

rience so they can teach and prepare students for college and pass on their own college experiences. Anyone interested in volunteering to tutor should contact David Martin, Naples High School’s vice principal, or AVID coordinator Selina Joseph at 081-811-4061. For more information regarding the AVID program visit www.avid.org.

FFSC Tip of the Week: Documents to keep during your PCS move From the Fleet and Family Support Center • Medical and immunization records. These records are very important in case of an emergency. Immunization records are important for school-age children when you go to enroll the child in school or daycare. • Birth certificates and Social Security cards. These documents prove important in many scenarios. It is important that you keep these in a safe place. Once you arrive at your destination, make sure you return these documents to a safe deposit box or fire safe. • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). Your LES is a document commonly asked for when applying for a home loan or an apartment. • Marriage certificates or divorce decrees. These documents are necessary to fix problems in DEERS and with your housing allowance. Like birth certificates and Social Security cards, they should only be carried for short periods of time and returned to a safe after arriving at your new home. • Orders. Your orders have important information that may be needed during your transition. Keep several copies on hand so you are ready when you are asked to produce them. • Moving paperwork. Keep information on the moving company, your transportation office representative, and your list of household goods. Hopefully you will not need this information; however, you will be prepared if you do. • Insurance information. • Passports. • Power of attorney forms. The original signed and notarized Power of Attorney may be necessary during you move. This is important for families rotating at different times. Obtain this prior to leaving and exercise caution in your choice of who you grant this power. • Tax returns. These may prove useful in my uncommon ways. Your Tax Returns provide financial information that may help you budget or apply for Student Financial Aid. By hand-carrying these documents, you will be prepared for many scenarios. Be sure to keep the documents safe while traveling by air and put them in a safety deposit box or fire safe upon arriving at your new station. If you do not want to carry all of this paperwork, consider scanning certain documents to keep on a disk or jump drive. Just make sure you keep it in a secure place during your travels and your arrival. Preparation can help you have a stress-free move.


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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … VOLUNTEERS NEEDED continued 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 CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ Connect-the-Tots-Club. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For more information, e-mail cwocnaples@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE will take place every Saturday at the Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is as follows: Sabbath school, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; divine service, 10:45 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo at 334-906-0994. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to nalexander@afsouth.nato.int. 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. 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 335-7604446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. 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. 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 onsite 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. 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. 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 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. 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. 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.

Friday, Nov. 2 4:30 p.m. Wreck It Ralph PG (3D) Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. Premium Rush PG-13 7 p.m. The Possession PG-13 Premiere Showing Saturday, Nov. 3 3 p.m. Wreck It Ralph PG 4:30 p.m. Premium Rush PG-13 6 p.m. ParaNorman, PG (3D) 7 p.mm. Lawless, R Premiere Showing Sunday, Nov. 4 Frankenweenie PG 4:30 p.m. Wreck It Ralph PG (3D) 6 p.m. Hit and Run, R 7 p.m. Lawless, R 3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 5 Closed — No Movie Tuesday, Nov. 6 Closed — No Movie Wednesday, Nov. 7 4:30 p.m. Frankenweenie, PG Last Showing 5:30 p.m. ParaNorman PG (3D) 7 p.m. Hit and Run, R Thursday, Nov. 8 4:30 p.m. Wreck It Ralph PG (3D) 5:30 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, PG Last Showing 7 p.m. Argo, R Friday, Nov. 9 4:30 p.m. ParaNorman, PG 6 p.m. Skyfall, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7 p.m. House at the End of the Street, PG-13, Premiere Showing

Movie descriptions RECK IT RALPH, PG (2D & 3D). Voices by: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch. Animation, 108 min. Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their arcade game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a gamehopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. But the world of the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?

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HE POSSESSION, PG-13. Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Madison Davenport, Agam Darshi, Grant Show. Horror, 91 min. Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter, Em, becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host

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REMIUM RUSH, PG-13. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi. Action/Adventure, 91 min. Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride a “fixie” — a super lightweight, single-gear bike with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life-or-death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

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OUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, PG-13. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue, Nolan Funk, Gil Bellows. Horror and Thriller, 101 min. Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds and disappeared, leaving only a brother, Ryan, as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan — and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.

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RGO, R. Cast: Kyle Chandler, Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Clea DuVall. Drama, 120 min. "Argo" chronicles a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans that unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis — the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the

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U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. ARANORMAN, PG (2D & 3D). Voices by: Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Casey Affleck. Animation, 92 min. In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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RANKENWEENIE, PG (2D & 3D). Voices by: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer. Animation, 87 min. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

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HE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, PG. Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dianne Wiest. Family and Drama, 104 min. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green, who can't wait to start a family, but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of Stanleyville — learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. IT AND RUN, R. Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Arnold. Comedy, 100 min. “Hit and Run” is a comedy about a young couple that risks it all when they leave their smalltown life and embark on a road trip that may lead them toward the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past, a federal marshal and a band of misfits.

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AWLESS, R. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Dane Dehaan, Mia Wasikowska. Crime,115 min. The true story of the freewheelin' Bondurants brothers, bootlegging siblings who like to take the law into their own hands. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime's first major gold rush. The youngest brother, Jack, fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family's smallscale moonshining operation to the big leagues to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, Bertha. The middle brother, Howard, is the brawling muscle — loyal but reckless — never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, Forrest, reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination

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Inside the Cappella del tesoro di San Gennaro (Chapel of the treasury of Saint Januarius), visitors can admire silver busts of saints, along with paintings and sculptures by the greatest Neapolitan artists of the 17th and 18th centuries. Vials containing the blood of San Gennaro are stored behind the chapel’s high altar. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

The most sacred place in Naples Basking in the glow of the Naples Duomo and its treasury chapel Melissa Kabukuru, Panorama editor

I’ll admit, I haven’t always been a fan of ornate Italian Baroque churches. In Rome, I often find these jewels of the Counter-Reformation disquieting, dripping in so much gilding and polychromatic marble that you barely know where to look. But the cathedral of Naples is different. Walking inside, the colors of the nave are harmonious and soothing, a mixture of pure white, gray and soft brown, with gold leaf accents only where warranted. While far from simple, the decoration of the Naples Duomo isn’t distracting, and I

like that. Gilding is used sparingly, drawing visitors’ eyes to the altar, the magnificent coffered ceiling, and the two organs placed toward the front of the church. Restraint is also shown in the white marble busts that line the nave, which depict Neapolitan bishops from the 16th and 17th centuries. Each seems to be caught in the moment of speaking, gracefully gesturing with lips parted. It’s the same sense of movement that the master sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini is praised for in his works throughout Rome; yet Neapolitan sculptors seem to universally capture the motion of their subjects, as if taking a cue from the people of Naples — people who are constantly passionate and constantly in motion. The cathedral saves its most lavish decoration for what is arguably its most important room: the Cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro, or Chapel of the Treasury, which is dedicated to the city’s patron saint, Saint Januarius. It’s a room that should be pictured in every art history book, but for some reason frequently escapes mention. Though every inch of the chapel is embellished, the space is small enough that it seems to welcome visitors instead of intimidating them. Standing inside, you feel like you’re getting a hug from God. Looking up, you find yourself at the center of a heavenly universe, a swirling paradise of saints and angels that spirals upward and disappears

into a golden mist. The incredible trompe l’oeil dome was painted by Giovanni Lanfranco in the 17th century, and crowns a treasure trove of splendid Baroque painting and sculpture. Indeed, this is called the treasury chapel for a reason; it is where Naples’ most priceless relics, two ampoules filled with the blood of San Gennaro, reside. Though the vials of blood are normally concealed behind the chapel altar, three times per year they are removed and shown to the people of Naples, who wait for them to miraculously liquefy. If they don’t, it is said bad things will befall the city. More often than not, the liquefaction occurs as expected, repeating a phenomenon that scientists have long struggled to explain. I was not familiar with the story of San Gennaro before moving to Naples, but the saint’s powerful connection with the city’s history can be felt in every part of his namesake chapel. On the east altar, the saint is depicted before his beheading, which is said to have taken place in A.D. 305 in the city of Pozzuoli, west of Naples. According to popular belief, he has intervened to save the city of Naples several times since then. His influence is credited with sparing the city from a plague outbreak in 1527, a feat that inspired the construction of the chapel. Later, in 1631, he was credited with saving the city from an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. This act secured his status as Naples’ patron saint.


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Above: the Naples Duomo is the centerpiece of worship in the city. While the church itself is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, it also contains treasured relics of Naples’ patron saint, San Gennaro. (Photos by Melissa Kabukuru) Right: the dome above the Cappella del tesoro di San Gennaro depicts a heavenly paradise populated by angels, God, Christ and the Virgin. the dome was painted by Giovanni Lanfranco around 1643.

Nearly every important Neapolitan artist contributed to the Treasury Chapel of San Gennaro in the 17th and 18th centuries, and artists from other regions left their mark as well. The result is a cohesive medley of brilliant marble, worked bronze, silver, and gold, along with vibrant frescoes and altarpieces. Even the blackand-white marble floor was the work of renowned sculptor Cosimo Fanzago. It’s a place where you need to sit down for a moment to take it all in — a side chapel that is truly the focal point of the Naples Duomo.

GETTING THERE The Naples Duomo is located at Via Duomo, 147. A little bit

north of the cathedral, Line 1 of the Naples Metro stops in Piazza Museo, while Line 2 stops in Piazza Cavour. From either stop, you can cross Via Foria and head south on Via Duomo to reach the cathedral in a few minutes. Alternatively, you can take the Alibus from the Capodichino Airport to Piazza Garibaldi and walk west from there; the Duomo is about a 20 minute walk from the central train station. Parking is limited in the area.

IF YOU GO The Cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Sundays and holidays, the

treasury chapel is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free during these hours. You can get into the chapel at any time if you take a tour of the Museo del Tesoro (Museum of the Treasury), which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays. Admission to the museum costs €7, but includes access to the treasury chapel, the sacristy rooms and a large collection of church treasures. The entrance to the museum is located just south of the church. The Duomo’s hours are from roughly 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the cathedral is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

the nave of the Naples Duomo is tastefully decorated in earth-colored marble, punctuated with white busts of Naples bishops from the 16th and 17th centuries. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

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Napoli Nation Fan Club members attended a soccer game Oct. 28 between SSC Napoli and Chievo-Verona, during which they cheered on the Naples soccer team and even had the chance to brush elbows with the players. SSC Napoli won the game by a score of 1-0, thanks to an amazing goal in the second half by Marek Hamsik, who shot from a very difficult angle just underneath the opposing goalie's grasp. It was a hard-fought game, as one Chievo-Verona player was ejected in the second half for a second yellow card, and several shots on goal were deflected by the Chievo-Verona goalie. The win helped SSC Napoli kept pace with firstplace Juventus; the Naples team is now just three points behind. After the game, Napoli Nation Fan Club member Spencer Hsu was lucky enough to meet SSC Napoli goalie Morgan De Sanctis. Spencer is a top-notch

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aura Patterson, a freshman, has been named the Girls’ Swimming Athlete of the Month. Maura stands out among her teammates for her outstanding performance during the Tiger Sharks’ first home meet Sept. 30. Maura not only had a fantastic day of swimming, but her positive attitude and motivation to excel contributed to the Naples Tiger Sharks taking first place over the Sigonella Swordfish. Maura set the pace, taking first place in all her events and qualifying for the European Forces Swim League championships in the 200-meter Individual Medley. Maura personally contributed 15 total points for her first-place finishes. She also swam solid legs on both the freestyle and medley relays, helping earn two 1st place finishes and resulting in an additional 14 points to the team total. Maura has contributed to the Naples Tiger Sharks for the past four years; she continues to be a strong contender, and a true role model and mentor to her teammates.

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ictoria Krause, a junior, has been named the Girls’ Volleyball Athlete of the Month. After only two weeks of competitive play, Victoria was named a Stars & Stripes athlete of the week for all of women’s sports across Europe. Throughout September, Victoria was a dominating presence on Naples’ successful women’s volleyball team, leading the team with 49 kills and a kill percentage of 44 percent. That means she scored a point almost half the times she hit. She is also a great defensive asset to the Wildcats’ game, tallying up 21 digs in only four matches. Off the court, she is a great leader, constantly encouraging her teammates. She also competes as a member of the Naples Tiger Sharks swim team, serves as a class officer for the junior class, and maintains a high GPA.

ica Staten, a sophomore, has been named the Cheerleading Athlete of the Month. Rica is a dedicated member of the fall 2012 cheerleading team. She has been an integral part of each practice and game, stepping up as a leader even though she is a first-time cheerleader. She is picking up stunting, tumbling, and jumps, but she really shines at being spirited and loud for her teams. You can’t help but watch and listen to her at the games — she catches your eye. She also helped lead her group for the youth cheer camp. Rica continues to improve her own skills, while pushing others to improve as well. Outside of cheerleading, Rica is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Model United Nations, and the Future Educators of America, as well as a singer and pianist.

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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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ICCS Gilfoy (USN ret.) walks in front of one of the e-2 Hawkeyes onboard the USS enterprise Oct. 18. (Photo courtesy of Naples NJROTC)

A big month for Naples NJROTC By c/PCPO Jacob Bass Naples NJROTC Public Affairs Officer

ctober and November are proving to be busy months for the Naples Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). On Oct. 18, the unit took an all-hands visit to the oldest aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy arsenal, the USS Enterprise. The cadets truly enjoyed themselves as they were taken around the ship, and the cadet officers and chief selectees were able to see the flight room of the VFA-211 Checkmates. Speaking of chief selectees, the cadet chiefs program started up Oct. 23.. All c/PO1s have the option of going through the Chief Program. Currently in this unit there are 15 cadets who are going through this program. Additionally, all firstyear cadets were promoted to the rate of E-2 (Seaman Apprentice) Oct. 24, and cadets received all the awards they had earned up to that time. Finally, the Naples NJROTC drill teams are preparing for their debut in February. The Armed Drill Team has started

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when they have their first shooting competition. This coming month is very big for the NJROTC unit. There are many teams starting up, and competitions along with promotions. Many cadets are looking forward to these events, as well as to their bootcamp that is coming up in December. There will be more news on that as it develops.

During an Oct. 18 tour of the USS enterprise, c/PCPO Jacob Bass poses in the commanding officer’s chair aboard the aircraft carrier. (Photo courtesy of Naples NJROTC)


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Jobs

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 NOV. 5 Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-13, ANN#EUR13-481421JC, Full Time Permanent CLOSING NOV. 8 Management Analyst, GS-0343-09, ANN#EUR13-478517-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Social Worker, GS0185-12, ANN#EUR13-461301-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-09, ANN#EUR13463978-AG, Full Time Permanent CLOSING NOV. 15 Enviromental Engineer, GS-081912. ANN#EUR13-484483-AV, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED POSITIONS Safety and Occupational Health Spec, GS-0018-12, ANN#EUR13449295-EG, Full Time Permanent Secretary, GS-0318-07, ANN# EUR13-452456-SC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-08XX/0020-14, ANN# EUR13-463982-AV, Full Time Permanent

U.S COURTESY VACANCY ANNOUCEMENTS Navy Federal Credit Union is hiring a part-time Member Service Representative. Seeking outgoing and service focused individuals to provide members and prospective members the full range of products and services offered by Navy Federal Credit Union. Candidates should have teller/cashier experience and/or customer service experience that includes cash handling, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a high-volume customer service environment. Applicants can inquire at the branch or apply online at www.navyfederal.org. To find the online job listing, select "Careers" at the bottom of the page and then select "Employment Opportunities". Use the Advanced Search button to locate Job ID 17654.

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: Nov. 8, 2012

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 NOV. 8 Facilities Operations Specialist, Ua-1640-02, ANN#44308-469871-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Contract Assurance Specialist, Ua-1101-02, ANN# 44308-418910-AV, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED POSITIONS General Assistant, Ua-0303-05, ANN#40411-476356-JC, 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: cnic.navy.mil/Europe/ About/Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/ind ex.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 biweekly "Meet & Greet" at the Support Site food court area. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he or she will bring the question back to the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next "Meet & Greet" is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 2012.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples/FleetAnd FamilyReadiness/AboutFleetAndFa milyReadiness/Jobs/index.htm The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.

NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child and Youth Programs Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#12-159, (Multiple Positions). Flexible/regular part-time, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Assembles or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, and Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guardian. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN#12-037, 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#12-044 flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. 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 equip-

ment is in good condition and safe for patron use. 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. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-155, flexible part time, Liberty Division, Capodichino. Helps the customers in the recreation center with recreational events. Recreation Aid (Intramural Sports), NF-0189-01, ANN#13-007, flexible, Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site. Assists the sport coordinator to plan fitness activities.

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#120002EF Supervisory Sales Clerk/E8A/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Rate: $9.00-$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell ladies apparel while exercising professional selling techniques. Ann#120003AE Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. Ann#120003FA Sales Clerk/ D2/NF-01/RFT. Closes: Nov. 9, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling jewelry and accessories to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#120003FB Sales Clerk/ D2/NF-01/RPT. Closes: Nov. 9, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling jewelry and accessories to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#1200036K Sales Clerk/E2A/ NF-01/FPT. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling men’s apparel to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#120003AF Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-01/Flex. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. Ann#120002U7 Cashier Checker

/CC/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#1200036I Sales Clerk/ E8A/NF-01/FPT. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling ladies apparel to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#120002UG Store Worker/ CC/NA-02/Flex. Closes: Nov. 9, 2012. Pay Rate: $10.23. Performs various duties in connection with merchandise including loading, unloading, and verifying of consumer electronics merchandise in an Exchange store, storeroom and/or location. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#120003AC Supervisory Sales Clerk/MM/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Ann#12000343 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120002U4 Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex. Closes: Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Ann#1200036G Customer Service Clerk/MM/NF-01/RFT. Closes: Nov. 9, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders,

foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. JFC-NATO MINI MART Ann#1200034W Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Closes: Nov. 2, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. LATINA MINI MART Ann#120002U5 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Closes: Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. GAETA MINI MART Ann#1200036H Retail Annex Operator/MM/NF-02/Flex- Closes: Nov. 9, 2012. Pay Rate: $10.00-14.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques

LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS No Vancancies


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