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Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military communities in italy

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sailors wrap up hurricane relief

NSA Naples begins to offer ‘Transition GPS’ By MC1 (SW/AW) Felicito Rustique, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe

he Department of Defense has launched a new version of its Transition Assistance Program called “Transition Goals Plans Succeed,” or Transition GPS, with the goal of smoothing departing service members’ transition to civilian life. The new Transition GPS is being implemented by all military services this month in accordance with the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which Congress passed in November 2011. At Naval Support Activity Naples, the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will begin its first Transition GPS workshop with a full class Nov. 26. “This is a brand-new program which is still being tweaked, but it is a great move forward toward giving service members a better set of tools to make a successful transition,” said Gerard Morris, the Transition GPS coordinator at the FFSC. “The Navy is being very proactive in this process, being the first service to roll out the new workshop.” Morris said the workshops, which as of Nov. 21 are mandatory for all separating and retiring service members, will be five days long and offered nearly every other week. Changes to the program include the addition of individual counseling sessions as well as enforcement of mandatory attendance requirements, according to a White House press release. “One day will discuss the impact of transitioning and the financial considerations as well as how to convert military knowledge and skills into civilian terms for potential job opportunities,” said Morris. “There will be three days of Department of Labor training focusing on how to move forward in obtaining a job, a Veterans Affairs benefits brief, PSD and TRICARE visits, and opportunities for individual appointments.” Morris also said one of the most important individuals during any service member’s transition is the command career counselor.

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See page 4: electronics Technician 1st Class Isidro Rideout, Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman apprentice Brandon Greber and Information Technician Seaman James Longeway clean a street that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Sailors who helped in the relief effort returned back to regular duty this past weekend. (Photo by Seaman Andrew B. Church)

USO Naples, MWR give single sailors a taste of Thanksgiving By MCSN Erik Luebke, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe

or single sailors aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, being away from home this year didn’t mean missing out on home-cooked turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving Day staples. Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Liberty Center provided a free meal for single sailors aboard NSA Naples Capodichino on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, The USO Naples hosted a special “Taste of Home” dinner at Capodichino Nov. 15 for single sailors who were spending Thanksgiving away from their families. During the USO’s “Taste of Home” dinner, members of the USO staff and other volunteers served food to active duty military personnel who showed up at the Capodichino Fellowship Hall. “We do what we can to help these sailors get a little taste of home,” said Sabrina Pullido, director of the USO in Naples and Rome. “We know they have limited dining options, so we ask people with the ability to cook to share a dish. This lets the single sailors know that even though their family may be far away, the community supports them.”

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see THANKSGIVING Page 5 Left: Ramona Mireut (left) and Ken Rye, United Service Organizations (USO) volunteers, refill the turkey pan during the USO's "Taste of Home" dinner Nov. 15. The "Taste of Home" dinner is meant to provide single sailors with a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal while they are away from their familes. (Photos by MCSN Erik Luebke)

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November 23, 2012

Captain’s Corner

Hopefully, your holiday has been rich with love, family, friendship and turkey stuffing! As I mentioned in my corner last week, our community has much to be thankful for. I’m certainly grateful for everyone who helps make Naples such a wonderful home away from home. Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted an outstanding Thanksgiving meal at Capodichino on Thursday for our single and unaccompanied service members. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and our sailors during the holiday. Your efforts were exceptional and greatly appreciated by all. I also want to thank those in the community who hosted sailors who might otherwise have spent the holiday alone. It is extremely gratifying to see our community of more than 8,000 come together and take care of our own during the holiday season. In just two weeks time, our Christmas festivities will kick off with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6. This should be a great event as we light the 30-foot tree at Support Site, are treated to a wonderful holiday concert by our very own U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, and enjoy each other’s company during a social. We’re also planning fun things for the kids, so bring the whole family! Three days later, come over to the Support Site again to see a Christmas Cantata performance. A local Italian choir is scheduled to perform Sunday afternoon in the chapel. The following week, our young musicians are set to take the school stage during a series of band, orchestra and choir performances. I invite everyone to attend and support their efforts. Though the holidays offer time to relax and unwind, we can’t relax our standards of conduct. The same rules apply: if you drink, drink responsibly and don’t drive. If your shipmates drink, don’t let them drive. Have a plan before you start drinking. The health and safety of our personnel is essential to mission readiness, and we certainly want to start the new year with everyone safe and sound. Also, please remain vigilant. Remember that we are forward deployed at an overseas location, and there are those who would relish the chance do us harm. We recently made physical security improvements and need to be especially vigilant during this time of year. Avoid complacency and speak up if something doesn’t look right – security is everyone’s responsibility. Remember “S5I”: See Something Suspicious, Say Something Immediately. You can report any suspicious activity to base security dispatch at 081-568-5638 or 081-568-5639. We all play a vital role in keeping our personnel and families safe. Let’s work as a team and do our part. Before I end, let me wish our Tiger Sharks the best of luck this weekend. They are traveling to Antwerp, Belgium for the long-distance swimming championships. All the best in your efforts to bring home the gold!

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All post offices will have extended holiday hours from Monday, Nov. 26 through Dec. 24. (The post offices will be closed Thanksgiving weekend.) The scheduled hours starting Nov. 26 are: • Fleet Mail Center at Capodichino: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; • Support Site post office: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; • JFC post office: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Holiday mailing deadlines The 2012 Christmas mailing deadlines for mail coming to and from the United States are listed below. Mail early and beat the last minute rush. • Space Available Mail:................Nov. 26 • Priority Mail (APP): ..................Dec. 10 • Letter/First Class Mail: ............Dec. 10 • Express Mail (EMMS): .............Dec. 17

JFC Naples to hold first tree lighting ceremony at new HQ Dec. 7 U.S. and NATO ID cardholders and their families are invited to attend the first tree lighting ceremony to be held at the new Allied Joint Force Command Naples headquarters in Lago Patria. The festive event, which was held annually at the JFC Bagnoli site for nearly 60 years, will take place Friday, Dec. 7 in the large public courtyard at the new Lago Patria headquarters. Beginning

at 4:30 p.m., members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe band will perform music and carols, and a jolly guest may make an appearance. Tours of the headquarters facilities will take place before and after the treelighting ceremony, beginning at 3 p.m. Guests are invited to come early and get a glimpse of NATO’s newest operational headquarters. No tickets required.

Tickets on sale for Nov. 30 Chaplain Corps Ball There are a limited number of tickets available for the Chaplain Corps Ball that will take place Friday, Nov. 30. The ball will celebrate 237 years of the Chaplain Corps. Tickets can be purchased at the Information, Tours and Travel offices at the Support Site and Capodichino. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 24. For more information, call Chaplain Dirk Caldwell at 081-811-4609.

Ban on shipping lithium batteries lifted The U.S. Postal Service has lifted its ban on shipping lithium batteries to most overseas locations. This means that shipping of devices such as iPods and iPhones is once again permitted to and from most overseas duty stations, including Italy. The ban is still in effect for any shipments that originate, terminate or transit through the United Kingdom, France or Germany. Though the ban was lifted last week, there may be delays before U.S. retailers update their websites and reinstitute the ability to purchase electronic devices and ship them overseas. Questions can be directed to any of the base post offices, or call 081568-5371.

CNE-CNA-C6F/CNREURAFSWA IG HOTLINE Report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Navy activities to: Office of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy Leave a recorded message 24/7:...........................081-568-2983 Speak to the CNREURAFSWA Investigator: ......081-568-2600 Speak to the CNE-CNA-C6F Investigator: .........081-568-2964 E-mail: ighotline@eu.navy.mil Website: www.cnic.navy.mil/europe/index.htm

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CREDO marriage workshop Dec. 5 The Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is pleased to offer a one-day marriage workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Support Site chapel conference room. The marriage workshop will help couples understand how communication and behavior styles affect the way you and your spouse act and react to each other. Childcare will be provided at the Support Site Child Development Center, and will be paid for by CREDO on a space-available basis. For more information or to sign up, please contact the CREDO office at 081-568-5255 or by e-mail at fct.na.cnre_credo@eu.navy.mil.

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Naples to host STEM conference for girls Dec. 1 From the NSA Naples School Liaison Officer

ocal girls in grades 5 to 8 will have a unique opportunity to sample careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the Expanding Your Horizons conference Saturday, Dec. 1. The term “STEM” is used frequently in education today, and represents the core elements for economic and technological progress in the future. The Office of Naval Research has partnered with the Expanding Your Horizons Network to organize STEM conferences that aim to inspire girls to pursue these careers. “Research indicates girls begin to lose interest in STEM coursework in late elementary and middle school,” said Pamela O’Connor, school liaison officer for Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples. “These conferences provide girls the opportunity to sample hands-on workshops in these fields and hear personal accounts from women professionals that encourage them to persevere. Though attaining STEM career credentials may not be easy, the

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rewards are many in job satisfaction and professional success.” Only four U.S. Navy installations worldwide have been chosen to host Expanding Your Horizons conferences. With the goal of mentoring girls to prepare them for great Navy careers, the Office of Naval Research gave grants to NSA Naples; the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and NSA Yokasuka, Japan. At the Dec. 1 conference, role models in STEM careers here in Naples will lead hands-on workshops for the girls. Careers represented will range from environmental engineers to industrial hygienists to veterinarians. Girls will be able to select two workshops to attend. After the conference luncheon, attendees will also take field trips to STEM career worksites. Conference attendance is free, but prior registration is required. Registration forms and more information can be obtained by contacting Pamela O'Connor, the NSA Naples school liaison officer, at 081-811-6549 or pamela.oconnor@eu.navy.mil.

Armed Forces Vacation Club offers discounts By MC3 Caitlin Conroy, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe For service members and their families looking to travel around the world, the Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) is an online option that offers discounts on lodging. AFVC, which is part of a hospitality company named Endless Vacation Rentals, is a "space available" program offering all Department of Defense (DoD), affiliated personnel discounted prices on vacations to popular, worldwide destinations, making travel for service members and their families more affordable. “You can save a great deal of money with Armed Forces Vacation Club,” said Amber Vlangas, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) marketing director. “Especially in Europe, as stays are charged per accommodation and not per person like a lot of other hotels and resorts. You are also paying in dollars vs. euro, so you don't have to lose money on the exchange rate.” Rental units and hotels, part of the “space available” program, are generally priced at $369 per unit per week. However, there are other rental programs and booking options available, such as high demand, nightly getaways and vacation deals, which offer varying rates and accommodations. “My husband and I found it very easy to navigate and book,” said Lindsay Berriman, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Information, Tours and Travel (ITT)

director. “We went on the site and looked at different countries we thought we’d enjoy visiting and finally settled on Budapest. After we booked it, I got an e-mail right away with the booking information that I could just print and take to the hotel when we checked in.” Those eligible to participate include active duty, reserve and retired service members; foreign exchange service members on permanent duty with the DoD; civilian employees of the DoD (appropriated, nonappropriated, or retired); American Red Cross personnel serving overseas with the U.S. military; school teachers at DoD dependents schools; and disabled American veterans who are at 100 percent disability with a 2765 identification card. Non-eligible companions are also able to participate as long as any reservation is made under the eligible person’s name. “We booked a four star resort in Bad Gastein, Austria for a week,” said Vlangas. “We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment with a kitchen that was perfect for our family of five. The friendly staff told us all about local attractions and the Salzburgerland Card, which was a great way to save money on a large amount of activities. While in Austria, we enjoyed the city of Salzburg, the thermal baths, museums, mountain lifts, hiking, shopping, mountain biking and more. It was the perfect mix for our active family.” For more information regarding AFVC, visit www.afvclub.com.

Individual Force Protection Plans Personnel planning on traveling outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) should contact their chain of command’s Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the request and will notify you of all requirements that must be fulfilled prior to travel. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements which require more processing time than 30 days. Contact your ATFP division as soon as possible in order to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the NSA Naples ATFP office by any of the following means. Phone: 081-568-5525/5595; E-mail: M-NA-NSASEC-ATdivision-GS@eu.navy.mil Or visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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NOVEMBER EVENTS 28 BLUE CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE SERVICE Parents who have lost infants are invited to this service at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the chapel on the second floor of the hospital. This service will provide a time and a space for reflections, and a few words to comfort mothers, fathers, siblings and caregivers. Those who would like to participate can e-mail USNHNaplesBlue Christmas@med.navy.mil. Please RSVP no later than Nov. 23. 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.

DECEMBER EVENTS 7 JFC TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY U.S service members, NATO ID cardholders and their families are invited to witness the first Allied Joint Force Command Naples tree lighting ceremony at the new headquarters in Lago Patria Friday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Holiday music, carols and special tours of NATO’s newest headquarters will commence promptly at 3 p.m. For more information, please contact 081-721-2235. 7 ART SHOW — ARTISTS WANTED If you are a sculptor, painter, photographer, sketcher or any other type of artist, you are invited to sign up for the USO’s “Mosaic” art show. The show will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the Navy Exchange mall at the Support Site. To have your work featured in the show, contact IT1 Abel Aguirre at 081-568-6016 or abel.aguirre@eu.navy.mil. 9 ITALIAN CHOIR CONCERT The Naval Support Activity Naples chapel will host its 13th annual Christmas Concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Support Site Chapel. The concert will feature the Italian choir “Il Coro Annibale Messore,” formally known as “Il Coro Polifonico di Sant’Ambrogio sul Garigliano,” a group that has performed at prestigious venues including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 11 PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) will hold Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall. Come join us for a fun, relaxed event, where you can hang out and sing carols with friends (new and old) while enjoying refreshments and dessert. Childcare will not be provided for this event. Contact heather.munoz11@gmail.com for more information. 13 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS Visiting Nurses. Next class is from 9 a.m. to noon Dec.13 at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Office, 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. 13 PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE Students in preschool through 12th grade are invited to submit examples of their work to the National PTA Reflections art contest before Dec. 13. Entries can be examples of students’ work in visual arts, film production, literature, dance choreography, photography or music composition. This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment.” Submissions should be placed in the big red boxes that can be found at the entrances of Naples Elementary School and Naples High School. For more information, contact Missy Ledesma-Leese at Naplespta2012@gmail.com or visit www.europeanptaonline.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. 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. 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.

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Chief aviation electronics Technician Stephen Mclaughlin and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Bryan Carpmail remove debris Nov. 10 from a neighborhood that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Seaman Scott T. Stamps)

Sailors assist Hurricane Sandy cleanup in New York, New Jersey By Lt. John Ripley, U.S. Navy Public Affairs .S. Navy teams returned to their home commands this past weekend with a feeling of gratitude for being invited to participate in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Sailors arrived Nov. 3 as part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, which deployed Seabees, divers and other assets throughout the New York-New Jersey corridor at the request of state and federal agencies to help with the cleanup. During their 14-day deployment, the teams assisted with dozens of projects in the area to help with the cleanup and recovery. Coastal Riverine Group 2 spent more than 200 man-hours conducting a survey of Jamaica Bay, New Jersey, while Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 spent nearly 150 man-hours removing 127 trees and 5,400 square feet of beach sand from municipal streets. Meanwhile, Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 5's 110 Seabees spent more than 3,900 man-hours

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removing nearly 1 million gallons of water from 41 homes. The battalion also removed more than 30 tons of debris manually. Additionally, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 removed more than 4.2 million gallons of water from homes and devoted more than 1,300 man-hours. Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command also spent more than 1,100 man-hours serving as liaisons with various agencies to help monitor relief efforts. Finally, Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 11's 90 Seabees spent more than 6,000 man-hours removing 250 tons of debris from more than 100 city blocks in the New York-New Jersey area, as well as removing more than 210,000 gallons of water. "You guys are an example of the finest this country has to offer," cleanup leader Capt. James C. Hamblet told members of NMCB 11, who worked after hours to clean beach sand and debris from a World War II monument on Staten Island. "I'm very proud of you.” For more on Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, please visit: http://www.necc. navy.mil/.

Naples students collecting phones for troops through December 15 By MC2 (SW) John Herman, Navy Public Affairs Support ElementEast Detachment Europe Students from Naples High School collected old cellular phones Nov. 17 to support service members serving overseas, and plan to continue their collection drive through Dec. 15. The Naples chapter of the National Honor Society is working in partnership with a non-profit program called Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. Phones collected as part of the drive will be sent back to the United States and recycled, raising money to purchase prepaid international calling cards for service members stationed around the world. According to the Cell Phones for Soldiers website, the nonprofit has provided more than 150 million minutes of free talk time to service men and women stationed overseas since 2004. The cell phone collection is just one of many volunteer and community service projects conducted by Naples High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society, which is an organization that recognizes students who excel in areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The society is sponsored by Elizabeth Ballard, a teacher at Naples High School. But Ballard said the group is mostly student-led. All of the chapter’s volunteer and community service activities are generated

and organized by the students. Student Audrey Martin said that although free time is precious for students like her, she enjoys the time she spends working on volunteer projects like the cell phone drive. “Its fun meeting a lot of people and helping out those in the community,” said Martin. “Getting those experiences is very rewarding.” Ballard hopes the Honor Society’s actions can inspire others. “I hope people see what they do,” said Ballard. “People always say they

don’t have time to volunteer — well, look at these kids. Look at all they’re doing. They are being model citizens, and I hope we can all be inspired by their actions.” The Naples Honor Society’s cellular phone collection program will continue until Dec. 15. Donations can be made at Naples High School. For more information about the Naples Honor Society or the Cell Phones for Soldiers drive, contact Elizabeth Ballard at Elizabeth.ballard@ eu.dodea.edu.

Members of the Naples High School chapter of the National Honor Society assist Clayton Baldree, a Naples High School student, as he delivers old cell phones for recycling Nov. 17. The group is partnering with a nonprofit to recycle the phones and raise money for phone cards for deployed troops. (Photo by MC2 John Herman)


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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, Nov. 25 — ALATEEN SUPPORT GROUP (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) For ages 12 to 18. Monday, Nov. 26 to Friday, Nov. 30 — TRANSITION GPS (TAP) WORKSHOP: PRE-SEPARATION (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Tuesday, Nov. 27 — MILITARY SPOUSE 101 (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Everything you need to know as a military spouse. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (2 to 3 p.m.) Conflict is inevitable. Conflict management helps people manage conflict by examining attitude and behavior when faced with conflicting situations. Wednesday, Nov. 28 — LEARN ABOUT MOZZARELLA (9 to 11 a.m.; Part 1 of 2) Come and enjoy this class presentation on mozzarella. Learn about mozzarella di bufala and how this typical product is made. Navy Reserve Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center Fort Carson run during the 1.5 mile-run portion of the physical readiness test (PRT) Oct. 13. Maintaining an exercise routine during the holiday season is an effective way to help reduce stress. (Photo by MC1 Gilbert Bolibol)

Regular exercise can keep holiday stress at bay From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs The holidays mark a time of the year when it can be easy for some people to slack off on workout routines. It is also a time when added commitments can mean added stress, warned Navy leaders Nov. 16. Sailors should strive to get enough sleep and keep on an exercise schedule, according to the Navy Physical Readiness Office. "A workout program in and of itself will reduce stress if done consistently, and it is the consistency that helps reduce stress," said Lt. Cmdr. Austin Latour, an exercise physiologist with the Navy Physical Readiness Office. People are creatures of habit and routine, he said, and it's the sense of routine in addition to the normal benefits of exercise that will help reduce stress.

During the holidays, there are many added demands. When others schedule vacation time, some people may be left at work carrying more of the burden. Or, if some people want to take time off, they might find themselves doing more so they won't fall behind when they are gone. Whether working later or having more familial commitments, "it becomes even more important this time of year to be faithful to your exercise routine," Latour said. "For simple activities, this is the time of year you can just get outside. It's cooler, so walking, running and bicycling are good activities, and you can include the family," said Latour. "Even if it's just playing in the backyard, running time trials with the kids, the important thing is to get outside, move and be together." For more news from Navy Personnel Command,

Financial planning to survive the holidays By MC2 Andrea Perez, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Sailors should create a holiday spending plan now to avoid postseason financial hardship, said a Navy financial specialist Nov. 15. "Examine holiday priorities and figure out what is most important to you," said Stacy Livingstone-Hoyte, a financial counselor for the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). "Instead of spending your hardearned money on something just because it's a holiday tradition, make sure it's a tradition that is important to you and your family. Do not spend out of habit, obligation or guilt." Tracking expenses when paying for holiday purchases will help sailors and families stay true to their priorities and objectives, said Livingstone-Hoyte. "Determine your holiday spending limit by making a list of what you will spend on different categories or purchases. Be realistic

and make sure that whatever you elect to spend will not exceed what you can afford," said LivingstoneHoyte. "A little research of market prices, retailer ads and deals around town can go a long way toward understanding how you can match your purchase dollars with items for sale — and don't forget to clip, cut and stack coupons for the best results." Livingstone-Hoyte said sailors should also consider alternative gift-giving options, such as making homemade gifts or cooking food; volunteering as a family to help neighbors, friends and relatives; or making coupons to give as presents that are redeemable for services like babysitting or lawn care. Financial matters that occur from overspending or bad budgeting — such as failure to pay bills, bad credit, bankruptcy and foreclosures — can negatively impact a sailor's career, while affecting mission readiness and the Navy's ability to transfer or retain sailors.

TRANSITION GPS “The key is to utilize their career counselor through the whole process,” said Morris. “You should be running everything you do through them, who in turn will play a critical role in helping you develop a plan and a road map.” Senior Chief Navy Career Counselor Ellis Picheloupe, region career counselor for Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia, said he believes Transition GPS is a step in a new and better direction. He also had some advice for sailors who are transitioning out. “Learn all you can before you step out, because there are so many opportunities out there that a member will have to review and look at for the best placement that fits,” said Picheloupe. “Also, having an Individual Transitioning Plan, or ITP, will go a long way in making such a smooth separation.” Morris said he understands there are service members who are a little unsure as to what the new Transition GPS will be like, but fundamen-

Command financial specialists provide financial education and training, counseling, and information referral at the command level at no cost to sailors and their families. FFSCs located worldwide provide financial education and counseling for sailors and families as well. Sailors experiencing financial challenges should notify their chain of command and work with their command financial specialist to development a budget and explore additional options, such as military relief societies, eligibility for interest rate reductions, and other relief. For more information about financial planning, budgeting or investing, contact your command financial specialist or your local FFSC. You can also contact the Navy Personnel Command customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or CSCMailbox@navy.mil. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

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tally, the workshop is trying to get service members involved with more self assessment prep work. “Realistically the changes will not be overly apparent to workshop participants,” said Morris. “It (Transition GPS) should be thought of as a change to the whole of the separation process, not just a change to the workshop. If there is some apprehension, service members should be assured this newer program will only enhance their separation process, and FFSC will continue to do our best to support their transitions.” According to the White House, Transition GPS represents the first overhaul to the TAP program in over 20 years, following a mandate issued by President Barack Obama in August 2011. All U.S. military services are expected to have Transition GPS in place by the end of 2012. For more information on Transition GPS at NSA Naples, contact your command career counselor or the NSA Naples FFSC at 081-811-6559.

Thursday, Nov. 29 — VISTING A CHEESE FACTORY (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Part 2 of 2) Continuation of the mozzarella class from the previous day. Car pool from the Support Site. SAVING AND INVESTING (12:30 to 2 p.m.) Did you know that even minimal monthly savings early in your career can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars by retirement? Learn easy ways to save money to help you meet your short- and long-term goals. RETIREMENT PLANNING WITH TSP (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) L-funds, G-funds, I-funds, oh my! This class is a follow-up to the previous day’s Saving & Investing workshop. Get information on your opportunities with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and other ways to plan and save for retirement. Friday, Nov. 30 — NAPLES CENTRAL TRAIN STATION & CORSO UMBERTO (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Departs from JFC) Visit Naples Central Station and learn about the national trains. Then take a walk along Corso Umberto, the longest shopping street in Naples.

FFSC Tip of the Week: Social Media and Families From the Fleet and Family Support Center With cool fall weather reducing opportunities for outdoor activities, you might find it challenging to keep your children occupied. There’s always temptation of letting technology filled the void, but technology isn’t the best babysitter. As kids’ online usage increases, so does the concern of cyberthreats. Parents play an integral role in their children’s digital lives. It’s never too early or too late to establish media guidelines for your family. Use the below tips to start a conversation with your kids about how to safely surf the Internet. • A recent survey by security software maker AVG shows that more children between the ages of 2 and 5 know how to operate a smartphone application than know how to tie their shoes. To teach smart media habits, use media devices together and talk about what you see, hear, and read. • Even if you choose to use an Internet filter, help kids find positive and safe sites online. There are many websites designed specifically for school-age children that incorporate strong safety features to help facilitate safe play free from inappropriate content or contact. Ensure that any social media sites frequented by your school-age children offer flexible parental controls that allow you to set limits on whom they contact and when. • Start a conversation about Facebook. Encourage your teen to use strong privacy settings and remind them to only “friend” people online that they would “friend” in real life – even a “private” post can be forwarded by an unscrupulous online acquaintance. Set rules about what’s appropriate to post, both for photos and other updates. Ask your teen to reflect on how others, both now and in the future, will view their online life. • If you wouldn’t let your children have an unsupervised play date, they aren’t ready to be online by themselves. The skills they bring to the online world are the same ones they have in real life. Remind your younger children that online rules of conduct are the same as real life rules: if it’s not okay to say to someone’s face, it’s not okay in cyberspace.

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More than 100 sailors showed up to partake in the festivities and dig into dishes brought by the volunteers at the USO event. Dishes included standard Thanksgiving food such as turkey, stuffing, gravy and sweet potato pie, along with ham and several other homemade recipes. The Liberty Center’s Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday also offered traditional Thanksgiving fare. “I think it’s really cool that they do this,” said Hospital Corpsman Seaman Adam Fischbach, a single sailor living in the barracks. “This kind of gives the guys who don’t get a chance to go home and see their families the opportunity to still have a real meal for Thanksgiving.” This fall and winter, USO has planned a “Taste of Home” event every month from September to January, with the exception of December. For more information on the USO and its volunteer services, visit www.uso.org, or call the USO Naples at 081-568-5713. For more information about NSA Naples Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visit www.facebook.com/mwrnaples.


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Above left: High on its rocky acropolis, Beckov Castle overlooks a church and cemetery in Beckov village, Slovakia. The castle is one of the places where Countess Báthory allegedly committed many of her murderous crimes. Above right: Surrounded by the myriad colors of autumn leaves, Trenčín Castle, perched on a ridge above the town, is reflected in the water of the River Váh in Slovakia. It is in these icy waters that Countess erzsébet Báthory reportedly forced one of her servant girls to stand submerged until she froze to death.

The true story of the infamous Blood Countess Story and photos by Gary Rice

he was a 16th-century Hungarian countess, an aristocratic woman of wealth, power, and high social position. She was an attractive, sophisticated, and well-educated woman who was married to a

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powerful young warrior nobleman, with whom she had five children. She was a friend and relative of kings, princes, and other noble personages throughout Eastern Europe. And, she was history’s worst female serial killer. Countess Erzsébet Báthory was born in 1560 in Hungary, and she later lived in an area of Hungary that we know today as the country of Slovakia. She died in 1614 at the age of 54, walled-up in a tower in one of her own castles, a broken but unrepentant woman. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Countess Báthory allegedly murdered as many as “600 virgins” and was the most prolific murderess of all time. Guinness considers her nefarious accomplishment to be an unbreakable record. And, according to the legends that developed over the centuries after her death, she also bathed in and

While following in the footsteps of the world’s most prolific female serial killer, one finds castles, legends and intrigue supposedly drank the blood of the girls she murdered to stay young. In addition, she was said to be a witch, lesbian and sadist. Some legends even dubbed her the female Dracula. So, what is the truth of the legends? Certainly, Erzsébet was no vampire, and there is no evidence to support the idea that she drank or bathed in blood, or other such embellishments of her legend that developed in later centuries. But she was an interesting character; and the evidence does support the allegation that she either killed, or allowed to be killed, numerous adolescent girls in her employ and under her care. Most of the poor girls were tortured to death. I was fascinated by Erzsébet’s story, so I hopped a Wizz Air flight to Budapest, rented a car for a week, and went in search of the historical Blood Countess. She lived in some awesome castles in truly spectacular locations; and

This portrait of Countess erzsébet Báthory was painted at Sárvár Castle, Hungary, when she was 25 years old. Is this the face of a serial killer?


Panorama November 23, 2012 as usual, I combined my history quest with a photography safari to make a great trip. The weather was mostly sunny and mild, and the autumn leaves were in all their colorful glory. My first stop was Sárvár Castle in the Northern Transdanubia region of Hungary. The castle was the seat of the Nadashdy family, and Erzsébet was sent to live there at age 11 to prepare her for her arranged marriage to Ferenc Nadashdy, who would become a great Hungarian warrior and hero. They were married when she was 15 and he was 20. It was at Sárvár, when Erzsébet was about 25, that the first of her servant girls died. Rumors spread that the countess herself, along with four trusted servant accomplices, three older women and a young man, had tortured and killed the girls. But Erzsébet was a powerful aristocrat, and in those days the deaths of a few peasant girls did not arouse much attention. Today, the castle contains a very nice museum dedicated to the history of the Nadashdy family, including a nice full-length, life-size portrait of Erzsébet. From Sárvár, I drove into Slovakia and visited Beckov Castle, one of the largest and most impressive castle ruins I have seen anywhere. More of Erzsébet’s servant girls were tortured and killed in Beckov, and her reputation continued to darken. But she always had excuses for the deaths. While the local clergymen raised alarms, the authorities continued to look the other way. In nearby Trenčín, a town on the River Váh, witnesses reported that the countess forced one of her servant girls, who looked like she had been beaten, to stand submerged in the icy river water until she froze to death. My next stop was Cachtice Castle, a 13th-century marvel perched high on a rocky crag in

the beautiful Little Carpathian Mountains. After her husband died in 1604, Erzsébet made Cachtice her primary residence; it was there that she and her accomplices committed many of their atrocities. But by 1610, Erzsébet had gone too far. Now, she was not only killing peasant girls, but noble girls as well. The children of aristocratic families who were entrusted to her care were also turning up dead. No longer would Erzsébet’s excuses that the girls had died of sickness or by accident be accepted. On the night of Dec. 29, 1604, on the order of the King of Hungary, she and her accomplices were arrested. Erzsébet was locked in a room of the castle, and the doorway was bricked over. There she remained for the last years of her life. Today, the small village of Cachtice has a nice museum with information about Erzsébet, and you can have lunch at the Báthory Pizzeria. I was curious to know what the Slovak people knew and thought about Erzsébet, so I asked a couple I encountered at Cachtice Castle about her. The woman, who spoke a bit of English, said she was from Slovakia and knew all about Erzsébet. “Yes, she was the Bloody Lady,” she said. “I learned about her in school and from books. Most of the people in Slovakia know about her. I don’t believe she committed as many crimes as the stories say, but I think she killed pretty many girls.” My search for Erzsébet concluded at Bytča Castle, which was the home of György Thurzó, a palatine (prime minister) of Hungary. Thurzó was a family friend of Erzsébet’s, but he turned against her when the evidence of her crimes became overwhelming. It was Thurzó, accompanied by armed guards, who arrested her

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Beckov Castle is one of Slovakia’s largest and most impressive castles. Beckov was the scene of several of Countess Báthory’s atrocities against the girls under her care.

at Cachtice and had her imprisoned without trial. Her four accomplices, however, did not fare so well. Tried in Bytča Castle and found guilty as charged, they had their fingers ripped out with tongs before being put to death, and their bodies were thrown onto a bonfire. There is an archive room in Bytča Castle containing many historic documents, and the attendant, a young woman who spoke fair English, showed me an original letter that Erzsébet wrote to György Thurzó 401 years ago. “A handwriting expert examined her

writing in this and other letters,” she said. “He determined from her writing that she was an evil person.” I asked her what she thought about Erzsébet. “I don’t believe she bathed in the blood of her victims, or drank their blood, or anything like that,” she said. “She wasn’t a vampire — but she was very bad and did many crimes.” Aside from the places associated with Erzsébet Báthory, there are many other interesting sights to see and beautiful places to visit in Slovakia. The main roads are in good condition, and traveling is relatively easy in most of the coun-

try. The food is pretty good, too. Among the meals I enjoyed in Slovakia were traditional Slovak dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon, cold cucumber soup with yoghurt and garlic, and pork schnitzel in potato dough with cheese. If you are an adventurous person who likes to take the road less traveled, I highly recommend Slovakia. And, if you would like to learn more about Europe’s Blood Countess, I recommend that you read “Infamous Lady” by Kimberly Craft, or visit www. infamouslady. com.

erzsébet Báthory went to live at Sárvár Castle, Hungary, when she was 11 years old and lived there with her husband, Ferenc Nadashdy. The castle today remains much like it was in erzsébet's time, although the original wooden bridge was replaced with the current stone bridge in about 1810. erzsébet's years as a mass murderess are believed to have started here.


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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … VOLUNTEERS NEEDED continued 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. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or breese@cybernet.it. 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 email Angel Neese at itwife2000@yahoo.com. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913.

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON NAPOLI NATION FAN CLUB is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. FMI, visit www.facebook.com/groups/USASSCNapoli. SIGN UP FOR THE ROME MARATHON that will take place in the Eternal City March 17, 2013. Register through race promoter Gianni Interbartolo, founder of the command-sponsored running group Le Piume Nere, and save on registration costs. Cost is €50 until Dec. 15; €60 for registrations between Dec. 15 and Jan. 31; and €70 if you register between Jan. 31 and March 4. Marathon participants are allowed 7 hours to complete the 26.2mile course. For more information, contact Gianni Interbartolo at ginterbartolo@yahoo.it. PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meets every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall (above the library) for food, friends and faith. There are six Bible studies to choose from, and childcare and nursery care to homeschoolers is free. 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. 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.

Friday, Nov. 23 4:30 p.m.Rise of the Guardians, PG, Premiere Showing 6 p.m. Here Comes the Boom, PG, Premiere Showing 7:30 p.m.Rise of the Guardians, PG

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Saturday, Nov. 24 Rise of the Guardians PG Wreck It Ralph, PG Rise of the Guardians PG Skyfall, PG-13

Sunday, Nov. 25 Rise of the Guardians PG 4 p.m. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, PG-13 6 p.m. Rise of the Guardians PG 7 p.m. Taken 2, PG-13 3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26 Closed — No Movie

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Closed — No Movie Wednesday, Nov. 28 4:30 p.m.Pitch Perfect, PG-13 5:30 p.m.Skyfall, PG-13 7 p.m. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 PG-13 Thursday, Nov. 29 4:30 p.m.Wreck It Ralph, PG (3D) Last Showing 6 p.m. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 PG-13 7 p.m. Dredd, R (3D)

TOURS OPeN TO BOTH U.S. MILITaRy aNd NaTO I.d. CaRd HOLdeRS USO DAILY TOURS Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Dinner at Villa Oteri . . . . . . . .€ 36 Nov. 23 Make your own Neapolitan Pizza . . . .€ 30 Nov. 24 Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel . . . . . .€ 77 Nov. 25 Ancient Ruins of Herculaneum . . . . . . .€ 45 Nov. 30 Wine Tasting and Demijohn Shopping . .€ 47 Dec. 1 Christmas Alley and Shopping Downtown .€ 24 WEEKEND TOURS

Friday, Nov. 30 4:30 p.m.Alex Cross, PG-13 Premiere Showing 6 p.m. Rise of the Guardians PG 7:30 p.m.Paranormal Activity 4 R, Premiere Showing

Movie descriptions ISE OF THE GUARDIANS, PG. Cast voices: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law. Animation, 97 min. Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes who each possess extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

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ERE COMES THE BOOM, PG. Cast: Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten. Comedy, 105 min. Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher, Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy — most of all, the school nurse, Bella. But in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

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ARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4, R. Cast: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Brady Allen. Thriller, 88 min. The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures, once again directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. This time, the cell phones and computer cameras are focused on a teenage girl whose family allows a young boy named Robbie to stay with them while his mom is sick. Soon after, eerie things start happening in the household, some of which focus on the girl's younger brother, Wyatt. As the bumps in the night become more pronounced, the mysteries surrounding Robbie's family and the house across the street grow to the point where the only thing for the teen girl to do is investigate herself.

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WILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, PG-13. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich. Drama, 116 min. Brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. When the Volturi are led to believe that Renesmee was not born as a vampire but, rather, turned into one in violation of their code, the Volturi set out to destroy the child and the Cullen clan. The Cullens then band together with vampires from around the world to stand united against the Volturi.

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ITCH PERFECT, PG-13. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp. Comedy, 112 min. Beca is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca takes this acoustic singing

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December 31 - January 3 New Year’s in London . . . . . € 849 January 19-20 Weekend in Florence. . . . . . € 180 February 1-4 Carnevale in Venice . . . . . . € 228 February 15-18 President’s Day in Vienna . € 533

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group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. REDD, R. Cast: Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Deobia Oparei. Action/Adventure, 98 min. The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast between Boston and Washington, D.C. lies Mega City One: a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges," who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge: “Slo-Mo,” a dangerous drug epidemic that has users experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

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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 game-hopping 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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LEX CROSS, PG-13. Cast: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Jean Reno. Thriller, 102 min. Alex Cross, a young homicide detective and psychologist, meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.

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U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps celebrates 237th anniversary By Lt. jg. Dirk Caldwell, CHC, U.S. Navy On Nov. 28, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted the Rules for the Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies of North America, and in doing so created the Navy Chaplain Corps. Article 2 of the regulation stated, “The commanders of the ships of the 13 United Colonies are to take care that divine services be performed twice a day on board, and a sermon be preached on Sundays, unless bad weather or other extraordinary accidents prevent it.” Ever since, Navy Chaplains have been involved in taking care of our nation’s sailors and Marines. “Vocati ad Servitium,” “Called to Serve,” is the motto of the Navy Chaplain Corps, and the chaplains that answer this call serve in various ways throughout the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academy. Originally, Navy chaplains were not required to be ordained and were hired mostly because they could teach. It was common for the chaplain to be a layman appointed from among the Ship’s Company. Not until 1841 did the General Regulations make it mandatory for chaplains to be ordained and possess good moral character. During the Civil War, those serving as chaplains were authorized to wear the Navy uniform with relative ranks and the Christian cross as their branch insignia. Today, the Navy Chaplain Corps is composed of more than 800 Navy Chaplains who represent more than 100 different faith groups, including Judaism and Islam. Together, Navy Chaplains enable the free practice of religion for all sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who serve in our Armed Forces. Here in Naples, the Navy Chaplain Corps will be celebrating its 237th Anniversary Nov. 30 at a formal ball. If you would like to participate in the celebration, you can purchase your tickets at the Information, Tours and Travel offices at Capodichino and the Support Site. The guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. “Guy” Sottile, founder and president of Italy for Christ. For more information, please contact Chaplain Dirk Caldwell at 081-8114609 or dirk.caldwell@eu.navy.mil.

Crime report for Nov. 12-18, 2012 – Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (3 off base) Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 18 at approximately 7:30 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that she went out to her vehicle and noticed that the driver’s side door was open. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, she reported that no items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 18 at approximately 9:31 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that earlier that morning his wife went to retrieve something from the front of their house when she noticed that the front passenger side window of their car was broken. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 18 at approximately 9:58 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that earlier that morning she was notified by her neighbor that her vehicle had been broken into. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, she reported that no items were missing. NOTE: We would like to remind the community that during this time of the year, the road conditions can be slippery due to an increase in rain and cold weather. When driving, be mindful of other drivers around you and leave a sufficient amount of space between you and other vehicles. Remember that you need more time and distance to stop your vehicle when the pavement is wet.

allen Cashere uses a rotary saw Nov. 14 to cut blocks of wood that will be used to steady a damaged floor during structural collapse training. Firefighters at Naval Support activity Naples completed more than two weeks of rescue operations training Nov. 17. (Photos by MCSN Erik Luebke)

Naples firefighters complete rescue technician training By MCSN Erik Luebke, Navy Public Affairs Support ElementEast Detachment Europe Firefighters at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples recently wrapped up two weeks of rescue technician courses in which they learned how to save people from situations like burning vehicles and collapsing buildings. The course was taught by visiting instructors from the Special Rescue International training team, which is based in Virginia Beach, Va. The course began Nov. 1 and ended Nov. 17, at which point the participants received their Department of Defense Rescue Technician One and Two Certification. “These guys have successfully completed three parts of the course: rope rescue, shoring rescue, and vehicle and machinery extraction,” said course instructor Matthew Dunn Nov. 16, the day before the conclusion of the course. “Now they are working on structural collapse, where they build different types of shoring frames to give them enough time to get in confined spaces and get survivors out before a building collapses around them.” Dunn and his co-instructor Gene

Lucas have a combined 72 years of fire-fighting experience and 30 years of experience instructing rescue courses. “This class provides us some pretty invaluable training,” said Rex Witkamp, one of the civilian firefighters who participated in the course. “Some people may look at the train-

ing we do and say it’s dangerous, but it would be even more dangerous if one of these situations came up and we didn’t have the training.” For more information on the course, visit the National Fire Prevention Association’s website at www.nfpa. org or the Special Rescue International website at www.specrescue.com.

Firefighters Rex Witkamp (left) and Robert Wieder (right) build a shoring tower to steady a simulated floor during structural collapse training aboard Naval Support activity Naples Nov. 14. The training was part of the Rescue Technician One and Two course, which teaches students proper techniques for different types of rescue operations.


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Early detection of melanoma

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By John Paul Trafeli, MD Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology

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adm. Bruce Clingan (left) congratulates OS2 Mansanarez on being selected as this week’s Sailor in the Spotlight. OS2 Mansanarez is the assistant maritime operations center synchronization manager for U.S. Naval Forces europe-africa, and is responsible for tracking and directing units operating within the command’s area of responsibility. He is also in charge of sending out a weekly intentions message, which provides units with guidelines on operational requirements while operating in the area. His immediate goal is to make first class and earn his automotive technician certificate. (Photo courtesy of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and NAVEUR/NAVAF Public Affairs)

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Melanoma is the second most common cancer among those ages 15 to 39, with most of these cases occurring on the trunk. The incidence is higher among women than men in this age group. Though tanning bed use can definitely play a role in this trend, it is believed that female hormones may also play a part. Indoor tanning before age 35 increases lifetime melanoma risk by 75 percent. It is now estimated that 25 percent of melanomas overall may be attributable to indoor tanning. Melanoma rates are higher among those with money, an education, low unemployment, and who are city dwellers. This may be because those with money have more vacations, more free time, and more exposure to intermittent high UV doses. Having melanoma occur once puts you at much greater risk

You have higher risk of melanoma if you have one or more first- or second-degree relatives with melanoma, or the presence of a large number of nevi (pigmented birthmarks). You should consider yourself at risk if you have more than 50 nevi, especially if you are younger than 20 years old. Also take note if you have atypical nevi (ones that are larger or irregular in shape), nevi on the buttocks (skin that is typically protected from the sun), or nevi on the top of the feet. Melanomas typically grow fairly rapidly, and may itch. Remember the ABCDE’s of melanoma surveillance — these are the signs to look for when you examine your skin or that of a loved one:

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Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body, though Caucasians are more likely to have melanomas on their trunk (the back and chest). African Americans and Pacific Islanders are more likely to have melanoma on their legs and hips. On African Americans, melanoma on the palms and soles is more common than in Caucasians. (This is how Bob Marley died — from melanoma on his toe.) More than 90 percent of African Americans have moles, and most are on their palms and soles. This doesn’t mean that these moles are going to become melanoma. However, it does mean that African Americans should examine their hands and feet from time to time. Though the rate of melanoma in African Americans is much lower than in Caucasians, it does exist, and typically (not always) it is found at a later stage, when the melanoma is more advanced. Early detection is of key importance, as tumor thickness is the prime indicator of survivability. Thus, melanomas that are thin when detected are usually more survivable than thicker ones, although this is not always the case.

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• Exposure to ultraviolet light, whether from the sun or a tanning bed, is the most preventable risk factor for melanoma. People with lighter skin color, blue eyes, red or blonde hair, and numerous moles are at greatest risk of melanoma. In the United States, the highest incidence of melanoma is in Hawaii, and the lowest is (not surprisingly) in Alaska. • More than 8,000 people in the United States die of melanoma each year. • More than 95 percent of melanoma cases occur in Caucasian men and women. The overall incidence rate of melanoma is rising in the United States. It is greatest in white males over age 40. Only women ages 15 to 39 have higher rates of melanoma than men their same age.

Intense, intermittent exposure to ultraviolet light is strongly linked to melanoma rates. Sunburns in children may lead to double the rate of melanoma later in life. It is important that children be specifically targeted for sun exposure prevention education, as behaviors for future life are often forged in childhood. More effort is being focused on children. In Australia, there is a nationwide “Slip, Slop, Slap” program that mandates that children cover up not just with sunscreen, but also with a hat and clothing. In addition, school play areas are often covered to limit children’s sun exposure. In Hawaii, a proposed school recess program called “No Hat, No Shirt, No Play” may soon be enforced. Arizona likewise has a “SunWise” program a involves This statewide. implemented Kindergarten through eighth-grade education model that aims to teach all children statewide how to reduce daily sun exposure, avoid sunburns and prevent skin cancer. Arizona has partnered with physician, parks, sports teams, summer camps, zoos and other organizations to increase awareness of sun protection behavior and to hopefully make such behavior not only accepted, but the norm. It is important if you have a child who is very fair skinned here in southern Europe that you make sure to adequately protect them from over-exposure to the sun. Children usually have outdoor recess time at midday, when the sun’s rays are strongest. Schools do little to single out those students who definitely need to protect themselves before going outdoors (the blondes, redheads, and freckled kids). Freckling of the nose and cheeks may be an early sign of over-exposure to the sun.

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of having melanoma arise again — past melanoma patients are 8 to 12 times more likely to develop melanoma a second time than those who have not previously had the cancer.

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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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In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911.

U.S. Naples Hospital Naples’ “Fiesco Fresco,” located in the hospital quarterdeck, is part of the legacy that outgoing Command Master Chief German Fiesco leaves behind. (Photo by LT Kamalan Selvarajah)

New senior enlisted leader at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples By Lt. Kamalan Selvarajah, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Public Affairs Officer .S. Naval Hospital Naples held a change of charge ceremony Nov. 7 that signified the departure of one senior enlisted leader and the arrival of a new one. During morning colors, more than 100 staff looked on as Command Master Chief German Fiesco turned over the reins as the hospital’s top senior enlisted leader to Command Master Chief Donald Singleton. Capt. Matthew Pommer, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples’ commanding officer, took part in the ceremony, while Capt. Jimmy Bradley, the hospital’s executive officer, and others looked on. Singleton inherits a group of proud, well-trained and hard-working enlisted sailors who admire the leadership example set by Fiesco. The two senior enlisted leaders used the time-honored tradition of passing the enlisted cutlass to symbolize the change of charge. After the ceremony, Command Master Chief Fiesco spoke to American Forces Network (AFN)

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Master Chief German Fiesco, the outgoing command master chief at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, poses with Master Chief donald Singleton, the hospital’s new command master chief, amid members of the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Chief's Mess. (Photo by HM2 David Butters)

about his career and the legacy he leaves behind after 30 years of faithful service. That legacy now includes a large mural inside the quarterdeck of U.S. Naval Hospital Naples.

The mural symbolizes many aspects of military medical service, both historic and contemporary, as well as our partnerships with the host nations of Italy and Germany.

Right: a group of nearly 100 soccer fans with the Napoli Nation Fan Club, a command-sponsored organization aboard U.S. Naval Support activity Naples, traveled to San Paolo Stadium Nov. 17 to watch SSC Napoli take on aC Milan. (Photos courtesy of Napoli Nation Fan Club)

U.S. fans join cry of ‘Forza Napoli!’ as Naples takes on Milan By CPO Daniel Bowen early 100 members of the U.S. and NATO military community in Naples attended the Nov. 17 soccer match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan, showing their spirit in the stands by holding a banner reading, “Napoli Nation [hearts] you.” The trip to Naples’ San Paolo Stadium in Naples was organized by the Napoli Nation Fan Club, a command-sponsored organization aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples that aims to encourage interest in SSC Napoli soccer. At Saturday’s game, SSC Napoli and AC Milan fought to a 2-2 tie. Early on, Napoli’s Gökhan Inler scored a goal within the first five minutes of play, sneaking it past the watchful eye of Milan goalie Christian Abbiati and prompting an explosion of cheers from the Naples crowd at San Paolo. Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne followed up with another goal just before the 30th minute, putting Napoli up 2-0. But Milan started to come back in the final part of the first half, scoring a goal in the 43rd minute. Napoli entered the second half of the match looking lethargic, and Milan took advantage to tie the game at 2-2. SSC Napoli players celebrate after scoring a For more information about Napoli Nation Fan Club and goal in the first half of their match against aC upcoming events, visit the group’s Facebook page at Milan Nov. 17. Ultimately, the teams tied 2-2. www.facebook.com/groups/USASSCNapoli/.

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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NOTICE: The Human Resources Office website for vacancy announcements is unavailable until further notice. To find out what positions are currently open, please contact our front desk at 081-5685409. The announcements are visible at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at the Support Site in Gricignano, and also at the Human Resources Office at Capodichino. The Human Resources Office (HRO) is located on the first floor of the Admin I building at Capodichino. 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:// ncnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/ Jobs/index.htm CLOSING NOV. 29 CBA Coordinator, GS-0301-07 KPP 09 or GS-0301-09, ANN# EUR13-493356-SC, Full Time Permanent IT Specialist (INET), GS-221012, ANN#EUR13-495266-SC, Full Time Permanent IT Specialist (INFOSEC/NETWORK), GS-2210-12, ANN# EUR13-488623-JC, Full Time Permanent (Multiple positions) Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-07 KPP 09 or GS0501-09, ANN#EUR13-493276SC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Engineering Technician, GS-0802-13, ANN# EUR13-485764-SC, Full Time Permanent Clinical Nurse, GS-0610-09, ANN#EUR13-485592-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architect, GS-0801/ 0808-14, ANN#EUR13-491927AV, Full Time Permanent Fire Protection Engineer, GS0804-13, ANN#EUR13-487469AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-08XX/0801/0808/ 0020-13. ANN#EUR13-493271AV, Full Time Permanent. CLOSING DEC. 6 Secretary (O/A), GS-0318-07 KPP 08, ANN#EUR13-496227AG, Full Time Permanent Secretary, GS-0318-06 KPP 07 or GS-0318-07, ANN#EUR13-484586-SC, Full Time Permanent Protocol Specialist, GS-030113, ANN#EUR13-502459-SC, Full Time Permanent Accountant, GS-0510-12, ANN# EUR13-502155-SC, Full Time Permanent Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-12 KPP 13 or GS0501-13, ANN#EUR13-494413SC, Full Time Permanent Management Analyst, GS-034309, ANN#EUR13-500353-AV, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED POSITION Program Analyst, GS-0343-13, ANN#EUR13-429179-EG, Full Time Permanent

OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS-1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN#EUR12-223833-AG, (Multiple Positions), Full Time Permanent, Next Cut Off-Date: Nov. 29, 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 DEC. 6 Engineering Technician, Ua0802-02, ANN#44308-501379-AV, Full Time Temporary 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/About WorkingHere/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 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. Monday, Dec. 3, 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/FleetAndFamilyReadiness /AboutFleetAndFamilyReadiness /Jobs/index.htm The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.

NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child and Youth Programs Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 12-159, (Multiple Positions). Flexible/ regular part-time, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Assembles or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, and Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guardian. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. En sures 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 equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-018902, 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#13007, 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. 23, 2012. Rate: $9.00$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell ladies apparel while exercising professional selling techniques. Ann#120003GH Sales Clerk/ CL/ NF-01/FPT. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Cosmetics, Health & Personal Care, Sporting Goods, Garden, Christmas Shop, Pets , and Cough

and Cold departments. Ann#120003GG Sales Clerk/SL/ NF-01/FPT. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Jewelry, Mens, Ladies, Shoes, Cosmetics, Handbags, and Children’s departments. Ann#120002U7 Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#120003GF Sales Clerk/ HL/ NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the electronics, housewares, domestics, furniture, and gifts departments. Ann#120003J2 Security Guard/52/NF-01/Flex (4 positions). Open until filled. Pay Rate: $9.00-$11.00. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc. Ann#1200035H LP/Safety Investigative Asst/Trainee/52/NF02/ Flex (2 positions). Open until filled. Pay Rate: $9.50-$11.50. Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#12000343 Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchan-

dise 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. 23, 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. Open until filled. 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. 23, 2012. Pay Rate: $10.00-14.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques.

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