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57th year, No. 46

Today is Pearl Harbor remembrance day On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people and injuring 1,178. A ceremony commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will take place at 8:30 a.m. today at the Capodichino theater.

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JFC Naples says goodbye to Bagnoli By Melissa Kabukuru, Panorama editor

lmost 60 years of history and partnership were recalled Monday during a ceremony signifying Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples’ official departure from its longtime base in Bagnoli. After 59 years operating out of the complex in the western district of Naples, JFC is moving to a new installation in Lago Patria, a community northwest of the city. Monday’s event marked the last official ceremony that will take place at the base in Bagnoli. While speaking to a crowd of service members, dignitaries and civilians from various nations, JFC commander Adm. Bruce W. Clingan spoke of JFC’s promising future at its new location. “While this ceremony signals the end of an era for this command… our departure from Bagnoli should not be discouraging,” Clingan said. Clingan thanked the city of Naples for its hospitality over the years, and said that the command is fortunate to be staying close by. “Bagnoli will long be remembered as a place where NATO service members and civilians came together as free men and women, with common ideals and a respect for each others’ rights, thoughts and beliefs, to work and live as a true international community — (one) focused on forging a brighter, more secure future,” Clingan said. The mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, also participated in the ceremony. While addressing the crowd, he spoke of the “historic ties” that have connected JFC Naples and the city of Naples through the years, both economically and culturally.

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Holiday festivities, events beckon in Campania Pages 6-7

Tiger Sharks come away with two victories Page 11

Take a tour inside a fresh pastamaking factory

allied Joint Force command naples officially said goodbye to its bagnoli headquarters, which has served the command for 59 years, during a departure ceremony dec. 3. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

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Weekly crime statistics Review what happened between nov. 26 and Dec. 2. Page 9

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Expanding Your Horizons conference shows Naples girls the joys of math, science

a veterinary technician from the U.s. army Veterinary Treatment Facility at naval support activity naples shows young girls how to check the pulse of a dog during the expanding your Horizons conference dec. 1. (Photo by MC2 John Herman)

By MC2 (SW) John Herman, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe irls aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples came to school an extra day Saturday, Dec. 1 to learn about career opportunities in math, technology and science at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The Expanding Your Horizons Network began in the United States in 1974, and aims to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A total of 93 girls between fifth and eighth grade attended the Naples conference, where they were divided into groups and traveled to

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one of three local job sites to learn more about STEM careers. One of the most popular workshops took place at the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility, where girls watched intently as veterinary employees demonstrated how to check a dog’s pulse and use dental instruments on dogs’ teeth.

“I hope they walk away with an appreciation of science and veterinary medicine,” said Dianna Marler, a veterinary technician. “There is so much you can do. This is just a sneak peek. I hope all these girls decide to join the veterinary field.” see EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS Page 4


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Captain’s Corner

Base Notes

‘Operation Buon Natale’ to benefit Italian orphans Dec. 16

By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer

We’ve reached the end of a busy week. It began with Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples’ official departure from Bagnoli. The Bagnoli site will be returned to the Banco di Napoli Foundation after 59 years of serving as the headquarters for NATO’s Southern Command. The new headquarters is located in Lago Patria, which U.S. and NATO ID cardholders can tour during JFC’s tree lighting ceremony scheduled for this afternoon. Last night, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples hosted its tree lighting ceremony at the Support Site, and a great time was had by all. The Navy band played a wonderful one-hour holiday concert. School-Age Care and choirs from the high school and elementary school performed, and even Santa Claus made an appearance. I want to thank all who came together and made it a great community event. If you missed yesterday’s holiday event, don’t worry, there’s more to come. The Support Site chapel is scheduled to host a Christmas concert by an Italian choir on Sunday afternoon. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation team is organizing a Christmas market for the community Dec. 15 in Village Forum Square, and the USO is scheduled to transform the Naples High School cafeteria into a Christmas Wonderland the following day. NSA Naples has something for everyone this holiday season. I encourage everyone to enjoy all that’s offered here at NSA Naples during the next few weeks. We’re only able to enjoy this eventful season – and the freedom to celebrate as we choose – because of the sacrifices past heroes have made on our behalf. This morning at Capodichino, we will commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. At 7:55 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the Japanese initiated a devastating attack on American forces that galvanized American will and initiated our most grievous war. The enduring bonds of friendship we share with our European allies were forged through this peace. In addition to those we lost on that tragic day, let us also remember key lessons that remain relevant to our community as a whole: Let’s stay vigilant and never underestimate those who wish us harm. The superb efforts of the NSA security team can lead some to take our relative safety for granted, but I urge each of you to avoid doing so. We need remain aware and prepared for the unexpected. If you observe someone or something that just doesn’t look right, report it immediately. Call security dispatch at 081-568-5638 or 081-5685639 so that trained professionals can check it out. I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very happy holiday season! Thanks to everyone for your service and sacrifice in support of NATO, the Navy and our great country. It’s always exciting to see what we can accomplish as a community when we work together. Everyone plays a vital role. Have a well-earned, relaxing weekend. Go Navy, Beat Army!

From Panorama staff reports

Naples Support Activity (NSA) Naples’ Religious Ministries Department is inviting children from two Italian orphanages to the Support Site for a traditional Christmas dinner, traditional Christmas caroling and a gift exchange Sunday, Dec. 16. All members of the local military community and their families are invited to participate in this community relations project by sponsoring one of the children. Staff and children from Centro Laila orphanage in Mondragone and La Volpe Le Lepre orphanage in Agnano will arrive at the Support Site between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 16. They will join local community members for a Christmas dinner in the Teen Center gymnasium. Dinner will be provided by community members. After dinner, there will be a cultural exchange with presentation of gifts to the children by sponsors, along with Christmas caroling and a special visit by Santa. Anyone can sponsor a child. If you would like to participate, please call the Support Site Chapel at 081-811-4600 or the Capodichino chapel at 081568-3539.

USO Christmas Wonderland Dec. 16 Enjoy a holly, jolly afternoon with the USO Naples Sunday, Dec. 16 at the USO’s Christmas Wonderland event. Between 3 and 6 p.m., the North Pole will take over the Naples High School cafeteria, offering the opportunity for visitors to take photos with Santa and his helpers. There also will be craft stations, a bouncy castle, face painting and food vendors. Bring your family and get in the holiday spirit.

USO Christmas Eve mass at the Vatican Dec. 24 This special program allows single service members to spend Christmas Eve in Rome and attend the celebration of Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. A €5 registration fee includes bus transportation, Mass tickets, a welcome cocktail at the USO Rome office and group leader assistance. The registration fee will be refunded via USO

gift certificate upon boarding the bus. Come into one of our USO centers for more details, or call 081-568-5713 or 081-811-4903.

NOSC Holiday Party Dec. 14 The Naples Overseas Spouses Club will hold its annual holiday party Friday, Dec. 14 at Villa Nike from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Both NOSC members and guests are welcome. Bus transportation will be provided. Attendees should RSVP by Dec. 10 online at www.noscitaly.com.

Naples Middle/High School upcoming events Dec. 11: . . . . .Beginning and Intermediate Orchestra performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 11: . . . . . Beginning and Intermediate Band performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 12: . . . . . Middle & High School Choir performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 13: . . . . . Early Release at 1 p.m. Dec 13: . . . . . . PTSA general session meeting: CSI & bylaws Dec 24-Jan 6: Winter Break

CREDO Marriage Enrichment Retreat Feb. 1-3 Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) will hold a three-day Marriage Enrichment Retreat from Feb. 1 to 3, 2013. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register now. The retreat is open to U.S. service members and their families, and also (on a space-available basis) to Department of Defense civilian employees and their family members. All transportation, meals and lodging are provided at no cost to participants. If you are interested in attending, please call the CREDO team at 081-568-5255. The workshop will be held at a hotel in the area, but the precise location has yet to be determined. Childcare is not provided for the retreat.

Earn college credit over the holidays

During the holiday mini-term from Dec. 19 to Jan. 14, you can earn three college credits through the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). UMUC is offering two classes during the accelerated holiday term: ITAL 333 (Italian Life and Culture) and IFSM 201 (Concepts and Applications of Information Technology). Classes are offered in a hybrid format with some on-site classes and some Internet work. Students can enroll anytime Report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in through Dec. 12. Call UMUC at Navy activities to: 081-568-6673/6674 for more Office of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy information, or visit the UMUC Leave a recorded message 24/7:...........................081-568-2983 office at Capodichino. A UMUC Speak to the CNREURAFSWA Investigator: ......081-568-2600 representative is also available Speak to the CNE-CNA-C6F Investigator: .........081-568-2964 at the Fleet and Family Support E-mail: ighotline@eu.navy.mil Center at the Support Site on Website: www.cnic.navy.mil/europe/index.htm Monday and Wednesday.

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CONTACT NAPLES NSA Naples CO . . . . . . . . . . . . .townhallnsanaples@eu.navy.mil Child and Youth Programs Director . . . . . .christopher.kasparek@eu.navy.mil Director, FFSC . . . . . . . . . . . . .FFSCNSANaples@eu.navy.mil CMVRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .cmvro@eu.navy.mil Personal Property . . . . . . . . . .ppso-naples@eu.navy.mil Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .m-na-nsa-postoffice-gs@eu.navy.mil Hospital Customer Service . .nhnaples-pao@med.navy.mil Naples High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .naplesHS.principal@eu.dodea.edu Naples Elementary . . . . . . . . .naplesES.principal@eu.dodea.edu Housing Director . . . . . . . . . . .nsanapleshousingdirector@eu.navy.mil Commissary Director . . . . . . .Sharon.washington@deca.mil NEX General Manager . . . . . .nexnaples-gen1@nexweb.org MWR/ITT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mwrmarketrequest@eu.navy.mil AFN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.afneurope.net/naples NCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nctscustsvc@eu.navy.mil

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Italian students tour NSA Naples students from the santa chiara elementary school in nola were invited to come aboard naval support activity (nsa) naples capodichino nov. 29 as part of the base’s community relations efforts. during the tour, the students visited base facilities including the gym, the chapel, the fire station and the air terminal. (Photo by MC2 Jason Howard)

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Italian News Briefs

Compiled by Teresa Merola

Naples neck tie aims to ward off the end of the world A famous Neapolitan fashion house designed an entirely handmade tie to protect against the imminent end of the world, which the Mayans predicted would occur this month. The “12/21/12” tie has a dark blue background color and red superstitious horns. The tie was given to the president of the Campania region, Stefano Caldoro, as a birthday present during a meeting with the Naples Industrial Unions in Naples.

Cat sanctuary amid Roman ruins will stay, Rome mayor says The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome is no longer closing down, said Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno, who paid a visit to the sanctuary on Tuesday. The sacred area of the Torre Argentina, which contains some of Rome’s earliest temples, was first excavated in 1929. Cats moved into the protected cave below-street level for nighttime shelter. The sanctuary evolved into a professional operation, thanks to donations from visiting tourists and coordinated fundraising efforts. The sanctuary’s location was threatened with closure following claims that the place was unsanitary and was built without proper planning permits. Volunteers who kept the project running denied all the accusations, saying they found the unused space 19 years ago and transformed it from a damp, dark cavern into a home for abandoned cats, many of whom had lost limbs. Many of the cats are sterilized and placed in adoptive homes, according to the group of volunteers. Historians believe the

Torre Argentina cat sanctuary corresponds roughly to the place where Julius Caesar was murdered more than 2,000 years ago.

Intruders waste €13 million of Brunello wine at Tuscan vineyard A small but highly important producer of Brunello di Montalcino wine lost an estimated €13 million ($16 million) worth of merchandise when raiders broke into the cellars at a Tuscan vineyard and poured out about 80,000 bottles of wine early Monday. More than 62,000 liters of prized Brunello were lost. The wine, produced from sangiovese grapes, has to be matured in barrels for at least four years before it can be sold under the Brunello di Montalcino name. The Tuscan vineyard will have nothing to sell until 2016 at the earliest. The owner said he had no idea who was behind the raid. The sabotage is being investigated by police.

Naples craftsman makes nativity scene for Britain’s forthcoming royal baby As soon as the news spread that the British royal couple Will and Kate were expecting a baby, an artisan in Naples starting creating a new nativity scene to honor the event. Craftsman Genny Di Virgilio produced a crèche featuring a pregnant Kate and her husband Prince William. The craftsman works along the famous street of Via San Gregorio Armeno, where thousands of nativity scenes are produced each Christmas.

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.

7 WINE TASTING AND DINNER hosted by the U.S. Navy League will take place at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Le Sirene restaurant in Pozzuoli. Cost: $25. RSVP by e-mailing breese@cybernet.it. Restaurant address is Via Napoli, 59 in Pozzuoli. 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. 7-13 REGISTER FOR UMUC HOLIDAY MINI-TERMS Classes include ITAL 334, Italian Life and Culture; and IFSM 201, Concepts & Application of Information Technology. These are offered in accelerated format from Dec. 17 to Jan. 13. Visit or call UMUC Maryland for more information at 081-568-6673/6675. 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 a 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. 11, 14, 18, 21 CLEP/DSST TESTING Take a CLEP test in the automated National Test Center in the Admin II building at Capodichino. Call UMUC Maryland for an appointment at 081-568-6673/4. Visit NCO Naples for assistance in selecting the best test for your program. 11, 19, 26 WEB TUITION ASSISTANCE BRIEF The WEB TA brief is at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 and at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 26. Visit the Navy College Office at Capodichino for more information or call 081-568-6681/6678. 13, 20, 27 DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS Take the DLPT or the DLAB at the Navy College Office (NCO). Make your appointment early, as there are limited openings. Open to military members and government employees who have a CAC card. Reach the NCO at 081-568-6678/6681 or at nco.naples@eu.navy.mil. The office is located in the Admin II building at Capodichino. 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 14 NOSC HOLIDAY PARTY Happy Holidays from Naples Overseas Spouses' Club (NOSC)! NOSC will be hosting its annual Holiday Party Friday, Dec. 14 at Villa Nike from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Members and guests welcome. Bus transportation provided. RSVP by Dec.10 to www.noscitaly.com. 15 OPERATION HOMEFRONT NOMINATION DEADLINE Operation Homefront is pleased to present the Military Child of the Year Award to outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement. One winner from each branch of service will receive $5,000, a laptop and a trip to D.C. for a special awards gala. Nominations are open until Dec. 15 and can be submitted at the website www.militarychildoftheyear.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or breese@cybernet.it.

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capt. synthia Jones, commanding officer of naval computer and Telecommunications station naples, speaks to girls about pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the expanding your Horizons conference at naval support activity naples dec. 1. (Photos by MC2 John Herman)

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The other sites that students visited included local construction projects around the school, as well as the aircraft maintenance facility hangar at NSA Naples’ Capodichino base, where the students toured a military helicopter. Capt. Synthia Jones, commanding officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Naples, also spoke to the girls about developing the ability to overcome hardship and adversity to reach desired goals. Jones, the event’s guest speaker, called this quality “stick-with-it-ness.” "There will be days when you're doing homework and it won't make any sense, especially in math and science, but you have to keep working hard at it," said Jones. “When I struggled, it motivated me to work harder. When I did well, it motivated me to do more. Girl power is real and women can achieve anything they want with hard work.” The conference in Naples was organized by Pamela O’Connor, school liaison officer for NSA Naples, and was held at Naples High School. O’Connor said support from the Naples community was overwhelming. Women from many dif-

dianna marler, a veterinary technician at the U.s. army Veterinary Treatment Facility at naval support activity naples, shows young girls the clinic’s laboratory during the expanding your Horizons conference dec. 1. ferent STEM career fields volunteered their time and energy. Teaching girls how to overcome adversity is one of the main themes of the program, O’Connor said. “You don’t have to be a straightA student to succeed,” O’Connor said. “We wanted women to talk to the girls about their struggles and the challenges of getting

where they are today.” The event in Naples was one of four conferences funded by the Office of Naval Research at naval installations throughout the world. Currently, the Navy is the only branch of the U.S. armed forces to sponsor the program. For more information on Expanding Your Horizons, visit www.expandingyourhorizons.org.

lt. cmdr. Jenifer Tetatzin of naval Facilities engineering command europe, africa, southwest asia tells girls about the importance of calculations in city planning during the expanding your Horizons conference dec. 1. The conference, which took place at naples High school, was sponsored by the office of naval research.


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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, Dec. 9 — ALATEEN SUPPORT GROUP (9-10 a.m.) For ages 12 to 18. Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 14 — TRANSITION GPS (TAP) WORKSHOP: PRE-RETIREMENT (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Tuesday, Dec. 11 — MEDI MALL IN TEVEROLA (9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Enjoy 100 stores, restaurants, and more only 10 minutes from the Support Site. Requires prior purchase of two E1 bus tickets at Information, Tours and Travel. EASY ITALIAN (9 a.m. to noon; Session 2 of 3) This is an introduction to basic Italian language and conversation. AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP (6 to 7 p.m.)

local community leaders and leaders of allied Joint Force command (JFc) naples render honors as the JFc naples flag is lowered for a final time at the command’s base in bagnoli. From left to right: lt. Gen. marquis Hainse, JFc deputy commander; luigi de magistris, mayor of naples; adm. bruce clingan, JFc commanding officer; stefano caldoro, president of the campania region; lt. Gen. leandro de Vincenti, JFc naples chief of staff; and Warrant officer 1 manfred s. Jerabek, JFc naples command sergeant major. (Photos by Melissa Kabukuru)

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“They are ties that have become historic for the men and women who have gotten to know our city, its complexity, its problems, but also its richness,” De Magistris said. “Our city is very proud that there are so many people from different countries here, and that so many Neapolitans work at this base.” During the ceremony, Clingan presented a symbolic Naples flag to the Naples mayor. Clingan also gave a key to the new base in Lago Patria to Stefano Caldoro, president of the Italian region of Campania. Caldoro said that NATO’s choice to keep the JFC headquarters in the Campania region benefits local Italian employees who can continue working at the nearby base in Lago Patria. It also ensures that the Campania region will continue to play an important role in helping secure international peace and stability. By moving the JFC headquarters only a few kilometres away, “we reconfirm with more force and more knowledge that this is the right path,” Caldoro said. The new headquarters in Lago Patria will include a new state-of-the-art Joint Operations Center and a new conference center, according to a news release from JFC Naples. The facility will support more than 2,000 NATO staff members and three separate commands, and is intended to provide room for future expansion. Several sites in Italy were considered for the new headquarters, but NATO officials decided that the Naples area still provided the same strategic advantages that it did 60 years ago, when it was first selected to be the home of Allied Forces Southern Europe. The departure ceremony at Bagnoli concluded with the lowering of the JFC Naples flag, which will be raised at the new base in Lago Patria later this month.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 — VISIT AND LUNCH IN A FRESH PASTA STORE (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Enjoy a fresh pasta-making experience where you can see, eat and buy. Carpool from the Support Site. EASY ITALIAN (9 a.m. to noon; Session 3 of 3) This is an introduction to basic Italian language and conversation. Thursday, Dec. 13 — CHRISTMAS ALLEY (8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.) This is the time to see the most characteristic street in Naples and find hand-made nativity scenes and Christmas decorations. Departs from JFC. STRESS MANAGEMENT 101, PART 1 — (2 to 3 p.m.) Stress is a fact of life, Stress Management 101 provides opportunities to create work and life strategies to get to a healthier stress zone. STRESS MANAGEMENT, PART 2 — (3 to 4 p.m.) Learn and experiment with mindfulness, relaxation techniques and other coping strategies to deal with stress. Friday, Dec 14 — VOMERO HILL: THE CASTLE, THE MARKET AND CHRISTMAS SHOPPING (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Departs from JFC) Visit the newest area of Naples and breathe the Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city from the San Martino area, close to the Sant’Elmo castle. Shop at the market, drink a fantastic cappuccino and more.

UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register. Monday, Dec. 10 — COOKING ENTHUSIASTS CLASS: THE ART OF WOOD-FIRED COOKING (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Learn how easy it can be to create and cook mouth-watering wood-fired dishes. Tuesday, Dec. 11 — SMOOTH MOVE (9 to 10 a.m.) Learn about your moving allowances, household goods, utility closeouts, customs and more. Thursday, Dec. 13 — CHRISTMAS ICR FIELD TRIP TO NAPLES (8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) The trip will concentrate on the famous main street in Spaccanapoli.

The allied Joint Force command (JFc) naples flag is lowered during a departure ceremony at the JFc base in bagnoli dec. 3. The flag will be raised again at the command’s new headquarters in lago Patria. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)

The allied Joint Force command (JFc) naples color Guard parades the colors dec. 3 at a ceremony marking JFc naples’ departure from its longtime base in bagnoli.

In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.


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Naples and environs paint the town red with presepe art, Verdi’s ‘La Traviata,’ ‘Showcolate’ and more Described by critics as a “theatrical event,” the work features the Holy Family amid nearly 600 villagers and shepherds, who are dressed in traditional Neapolitan costumes. The figures surrounding the Holy Family can be seen farming, cooking, entertaining, dining or dancing. Angels, animals and various village and landscape settings enhance the spectacular explosion of color and drama, and may spur viewers of the piece to visit more crèches in the city. Also worth visiting are the tableaux at the Royal Palaces in Caserta and Naples.

Christmas fair and live presepe enliven Succivo Each weekend through Jan. 6, the town of Succivo will hold the Christmas fair called “Natale a Succivo,” which will feature stands laden with food and handcrafted gifts at the Casale di Teverolaccio. In addition, on Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan 5 and Jan. 6, the town will recreate Bethlehem and the Nativity at the same venue, considered by the organizers to be the perfect setting for the theme. The town is easily accessible from the Gricignano Support Site. More information is available at www.nataleasuccivo.it.

Verdi opera ‘La Traviata’ kindles holiday spirit numerous figures embellish this exquisite nativity scene at the royal Palace in caserta, which is well worth visiting during the holidays. besides the manger scene, the baroque complex is impressive for its diverse salons with lavish gildings and marble work, intriguing frescoes, fascinating sculptures, art displays and verdant gardens. (Photo by J. Freed) By Lou Freed

mages of wonderland twinkle in our minds this season for very good reasons. It’s time to deck the halls, celebrate, exchange gifts and share the season’s vivacity with our loved ones and friends. The Christmas spirit is alive in Naples with breathtaking nativ-

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ity scenes in churches and museums. What’s more, the San Carlo Theater recently inaugurated its opera season with the renowned masterpiece, “La Traviata,” to be followed toward the end of the month by the yuletide ballet favorite, “The Nutcracker.” Also, while the Naples Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the “Showcolate” exposition now in

progress in Piazza Plebiscito, some Campanian towns near the Gricignano base beckon with Christmas fairs, live nativity scenes and concerts.

The tradition of the presepe Popular tradition links the origin of creating nativity scenes to St. Francis of Assisi, who celebrated Mass in 1223 in front of a cave with a manger and animals to recall Christ’s humble birth. The representation subsequently inspired church clerics and Italian nobles to commission centerpieces for their own use, generating the spread of the art. Numerous shops in the narrow street of Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples are living proof of the rich nativity scene tradition that developed in the city during the Bourbon era. A particularly grand nativity scene, or presepe, is on display in the San Martino Monastery Museum in Naples’ Vomero district. The Cuciniello Crib was donated by the local architect and playwright Michele Cuciniello, and to date is the city’s largest and most exquisite achievement of the art.

Set in Paris, the opera’s Act 1 ushers in the festive spirit through its elegant party scene, graced by lovely women in flowing gowns, smart-looking men in coat and tails, and sparkling chandeliers. Additionally, the work’s signature song, “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici,” also known as “Brindisi” (“Let’s Drink” or “Toast”), will surely ring through your head past the holidays. Verdi wrote this work in 1852 as the last piece of his trilogy that includes “Rigoletto” and “Il Trovatore.” Inspired by Alexander Dumas’ “La Dame aux Camelias,” the opera (which translates to “The Fallen Woman”) tells the story of a wealthy gentleman, Alfredo, who falls head over heels in love with Violetta, a beautiful courtesan. Romance blossoms between the two; nevertheless, their rosy future succumbs to Violetta’s disquieting past when Alfredo’s father intervenes. Principal conductor Michele Mariotti and director Ferzan Ozpetek lead the cast in Naples, along with choirmaster Salvatore Caputo and ballet corps director Alessandra Panzavolta. The production’s singers include Carmen Giannattasio and Cinzia Forte (Violetta), Saimir Pirgu and Tomislav Muzek (Alfredo Germont), Vladimir Stoyanov and Simone Piazzola (Giorgio Germont), Giuseppina

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Bridelli and Daniela Innamorati (Flora) as well as Michela Antenucci and Bernadette Lucarini (Annina). Performances are scheduled through Dec 15. The Lirico-Sinfonica Petruzzelli of Bari has co-produced the Neapolitan performance. For bookings and details, visit www.teatrosancarlo.it or call 081-797-2331/2412.

‘The Nutcracker’ brings loads of Christmas cheer Giuseppe Picone, Ambra Vallo and the San Carlo Ballet Corps are set to deliver the perfect holiday treat this month with “The Nutcracker,” which will play at the San Carlo Theater between Dec. 27 and Dec. 30. The 19thcentury classical ballet, which was choreographed by Marius Petipa and composed by Tchaikovsky, recalls the fascinating story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against a Mouse King. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," the work has become a holiday staple in many theaters, not only because of its dance routines, but also for its winter wonderland scenarios. Christmas trees, snowflakes, dolls, toy soldiers, beautiful dancers, gifts and candies abound during the performance, underscoring the holiday ambiance. For the production, credits go to conductor Giuseppe Finzi and ballet corps director Alessandra Panzavolta, as well as to Anna Razzi, director of the San Carlo Ballet School. Nicola Rubertelli is in charge of sets and Giusi Giustino is the costume director. For bookings and details, visit www.teatrosancarlo.it or call 081-797-2331/2412.

Concerts Classical virtuosi enliven churches and museum in Capua At 6 p.m. Dec. 8, violinist Stefan Tarara will take center stage with a performance of Bach, Bartók and Paganini at the church of Santa Placida in Capua. Also in Capua that evening, pianist Alberto Nosè will present Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt compositions in the church of Santi Rufo e Carponio at 7:30 p.m. In turn, the city’s Museo Campano will be the setting for pianist Giuseppe Albanese and his evening performance of Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt Dec. 15, while pianist Roberto Plano will entertain audiences Dec. 22 with Lucchesi, Beethoven, Schubert and Scriabin. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. More details are available at www.suonieluoghidarte.com. Caserta Royal Palace hosts traditional post-Christmas concert This concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 26 provides an excellent chance to experience the opulent theater of the Caserta Royal Palace. The performance will showcase 18th-century music in a setting rich with gilding, frescoes and Baroque ornamentation. Conductor Antonino Cascio will lead the Caserta Chamber Orchestra in the post-Christmas perform-


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Verdi’s opera “la Traviata” kindles the holiday spirit through its elegant party scene in act 1, which features glamorous women and men celebrating in an extravagantly decorated Parisian salon. (Photo courtesy of the San Carlo Theater) ance at the Bourbon Palace Theater. For more details, visit www. suonieluoghidarte.com.

Gastronomy Besides the ubiquitous panettone (cupola-shaped raisin and candied fruit cake) and pandoro (star-shaped cake) that are typical of the Italian Christmas season, the food events below promise additional decadent holiday delights. ‘Showcolate’ calls all sweet tooths this weekend Love chocolate? Take your passion to the ongoing “Showchocolate” fair in Piazza Plebiscito, which is directly in front of the Naples Royal Palace. Through Sunday, Dec. 9, Italian and foreign companies are providing guided tastings of the delectable substance, along with relaxing experiences and fun Christmas gifts in the name of chocolate. A variety of sections in the fair bear themes. For instance, the California-inspired “Spalm Beach” stresses Neapolitans’ eternal passion for the sea and leisure, while the “Choco Farm” promotes chocolate-based beauty treatments. For tech-minded chocoholics, the “Choco Store” awaits with myriad replicas of PC and tablets covers, pens, cell phones, USB sticks, the Facebook “Like” logo, and more. Also arousing curiosity are the egg-shaped chocolates embedded with a chocolate-perfumed birth control device. Need to know more? Log on to www.showcolatenapoli.it. Casertavecchia’s holiday ‘Village at the Table’ “Borgo in Tavola” in Casertavecchia provides opportunities for visitors to discover traditional country cuisine every Saturday and Sunday in December. As a bonus, local zampognari, or bagpipers, will entertain and add Christmas magic to the village on Saturdays. Additionally, restaurant owners and local Pro Loco officials are collaborating to provide volunteer guides to help visitors to see village monuments. The program runs through Jan. 6. Read more at www.casertavecchia.net or call the town’s Pro Loco organization at 082-337-1127. San Marco dei Cavoti kicks off ‘Festa del Torrone e del Croccantino’ Forget your dentist for a day and leave your diets at home for this sweet affair in San Marco dei Cavoti, a town in the Benevento province. The festival will take place each weekend through Dec. 23 to showcase

Ubiquitous this season in italy, the panettone (cupola-shaped raisin and candied fruit cake) and pandoro (star-shaped cake) adorn myriad coffee bars and pastry shops everywhere. (Photo by J. Freed) some favorite local sweets. A blend of hazelnuts, almonds and cocoa, the torrone (chewy nougat) and croccantino (crunchy nougat) make for nice holiday gifts and sweet delights anytime. Highlighting the community’s Dec. 9 festivities will be

the “megacroccantino,” or the longest nougat in the world, which will be unveiled before noon. For more details about the weekend festivities, log on to www.festadeltorrone.it and click on the link for “Il programma.” Buone Feste!

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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … VOLUNTEERS NEEDED continued 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 081-8114200 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. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Are you interested in taking photos of Naples Elementary School students during the 2012-2013 school year? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@ eu.dodea.edu. TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with college-oriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at david.martin@eu.dodea.edu or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at selina.joseph@eu.dodea.edu. 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.

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON 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. 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 takes 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 26.2-mile 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/ Connectthe-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 on-site degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB is seeking individuals to assist in 2012-2013 with a variety of events and positions. Don't miss the fun! If you want to help us help our community, please contact noscitaly@gmail.com.

Friday, Dec. 7 4:30 p.m.Rise of the Guardians, PG (3D) 6 p.m. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, PG-13 7:30 p.m.Silent Hill Revelation, R (3D) Premiere Showing

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Saturday, Dec. 8 Rise of the Guardians, PG (3D) Fun Size, PG-13 Premiere Showing Alex Cross, PG-13 Clouds Atlas, R Premiere Showing

Sunday, Dec. 9 4 p.m. Taken 2, PG-13 4:30 p.m.Rise of the Guardians, PG (3D) 6:30 p.m.Cloud Atlas, R 7 p.m. Paranormal Activity 4, R Monday, Dec. 10 Closed, No Movie

Tuesday, Dec. 11 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, Dec. 12 4:30 p.m.Pitch Perfect, PG-13, 6 p.m. Fun Size, PG-13 7 p.m. Silent Hill Revelation, R (3D) Thursday, Dec. 13 4:30 p.m.Hotel Transylvania, PG Last Showing 6 p.m. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, PG-13 Last Showing 7 p.m. Paranormal Activity 4, R Friday, Dec. 14 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, PG-13 (3D) Premier Showing 6:30 p.m.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, PG-13 6:30 p.m.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, PG-13 (3D

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Movie descriptions ILENT HILL REVELATION, R (3D). Cast: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harrington, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger. Horror, 95 min. Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

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UN SIZE, PG-13. Cast: Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Thomas McDonell. Comedy, 90 min. Wren, a sarcastic high school senior, is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to

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Wine Tasting at Cantina del Vesuvio . .€ 49 Dec. 8 Neapolitan Night . . . .€ 52 Dec. 9 Days of the Dinosaurs € 25 Dec. 14 Ladies Night at the Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 65 Dec. 15 Ruins of Paestum and Mozzarella Factory . .€ 48 Dec. 16 Naples on the Magical Trolley . . . . . . . . . . . . .€ 16 WEEKEND TOURS 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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locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way. LOUD ATLAS, R. Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess. Drama, 172 min. The film explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

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Crime report for Nov. 26- Dec. 2, 2012 – Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (6 off base) – Attempted carjacking . . . . . . .1 (1 off base) – Stolen Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (1 off base) Stolen Vehicle (off base). On Nov. 26 at approximately 4:44 p.m., E-6/USA reported a vehicle theft that occurred earlier that day in Licola, Italy. Victim stated that she had parked her car in her driveway the night before. Upon returning to it the next morning, she noticed that her vehicle was missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 26 at approximately 11:08 p.m., E-7/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that she parked her car in front of a restaurant and after approximately 20 minutes she heard a car alarm going off. When she went to see if it was her car, she noticed two unknown individuals leaving her vehicle. The two individuals then got into another vehicle and fled the scene. After conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, she reported that multiple items were missing. Attempted Carjacking (off base). On Nov. 28 at approximately 10:46 p.m., CIV reported an attempted carjacking that occurred earlier that day in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim stated that he was driving home from work when he attempted to pass another vehicle and heard an object hit his vehicle. He then noticed a small orange-colored object bouncing down the road behind his car. After witnessing this object, the driver decided not to stop his vehicle until he felt it was safe. The driver and passengers in the other vehicle made several attempts to get him to stop by driving in front of him and slowing down, and also by attempting to force him off the road. The unknown vehicle finally departed the area, at which time the driver stopped his vehicle and noticed that there was no damage to his vehicle. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 28 at approximately 7:05 p.m., E-7/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Lago Patria, Italy. Victim

stated that he was at his residence when he heard his dogs bark. When he went outside to see what they were barking at, he noticed that an unknown individual was standing next to his vehicle in his private driveway, and the passenger’s side window of the vehicle was broken. He then yelled at the unknown male, who jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, the victim reported that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 30 at approximately 9:20 a.m., E-8 reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Nov. 29 in Giugliano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked his car at Leroy Merlin and went inside. When he returned to his vehicle, he noticed that the rear passenger’s side window of the vehicle was broken and that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Nov. 30 at approximately 1:52 p.m., E-6/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Giugliano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked his vehicle in the Auchan parking lot, and upon returning to his vehicle noticed that the driver’s side window had been broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Dec. 1 at approximately 1:55 p.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Nov. 30 in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victim stated that he parked his vehicle on the street in front of a friend’s house, and upon returning to his vehicle noticed that his rear passenger side window was broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Dec. 2 at approximately 6:30 p.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that she was woken up by the sound of her car alarm, and when she went to investigate she noticed a scooter fleeing the area. Upon further investigation, she saw that the rear window of her car had been broken out, and that multiple items were missing from the car.


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Rota sailor selected as Region EURAFSWA Sailor of the Year From Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa Southwest Asia Public Affairs

aster-at-Arms 1st Class Jesse Lindsey of Naval Station Rota, Spain, was named the Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) 2012 Sailor of the Year during a ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Nov. 29. Lindsey faced stiff competition from Sailor of the Year representatives from EURAFSWA installations in Europe and the Middle East. “I didn’t think I was going to win, especially when all the candidates were so well qualified,” said Lindsey. “It’s an honor to represent Rota, its sailors and all they have accomplished.” The competition featured Culinary Specialist 1st Class Ezekiel Wright of NSA Naples, Italy; Master-at-Arms 1st Class Quentin Saunders of NSA Souda Bay, Greece; Electronics Technician 1st Class Jim Warren of NSA Bahrain; Navy Counselor 1st Class Dennis Murphey of Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jack Georges of EURAFSWA headquarters in Naples, Italy. The sailors and their command master chiefs gathered in Naples for one week to conduct command briefs, meet senior command personnel, visit local sites and conduct a final Sailor of the Year interview. In the end however, only one sailor could be chosen. “When choosing the Region Sailor of the Year, I focus on three main qualities,” said Richard Hatton, EURAFSWA headquarters command master chief and EURAFSWA Sailor of the Year board chairman. “I look at leadership of sailors, both directly and indirectly within the command, involvement in the command via primary duties, and completion of collateral duties and their dedication to our Navy.” Lindsey now moves on to compete for the Commander, Navy Installations Command Sailor of the Year award. He encouraged fellow sailors hoping to follow in his footsteps to keep pushing forward. “Focus on the people around you and ensure you help sailors junior to you succeed,” said Lindsey. “Provide positive and effective leadership and be loyal to your chain of command.” For more information about the EURAFSWA region, log onto www.cnic.navy.mil/europe.

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The naTo taekwondo team that trains at allied Joint Force command naples won a second place cup nov. 17 at the italian Taekwondo competition in caserta.

JFC taekwondo wins big at national competition Story and photos from Morale and Welfare Activities aekwondo athletes from Allied Joint Force Command Naples recently made an impressive showing at the Italian Taekwondo Competition held Nov. 17 in Caserta. Maestro Maria Morra, who has taught taekwondo at Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples for the past 22 years, won first place honors for the third consecutive year in the chonkwan form category, while the Club NATO team she coaches won a second-place cup. A regional, non-NATO team coached by Morra also won a gold medal during the second day of the competition. Morra obtained the grade of seventh dan three years ago and has been teaching for the past 30 years. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport that is followed by people all over the world for its spectacular art of fighting techniques and forms. Morra has been holding taekwondo classes twice weekly at the JFC Naples base in Bagnoli, and will continue to offer classes at the new JFC Naples headquarters in Lago Patria. Adult classes are scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while children’s classes will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information about taekwondo classes at JFC, call the JFC Naples gym at 081-7212770.

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Right: maestro maria morra placed first in the chonkwan form category at the italian Taekwondo competition nov. 17, while the naTo team she coaches took home a second-place cup. another non-naTo team that morra coaches also won a gold medal.

maestro maria morra, a taekwondo instructor at allied Joint Force command naples for the past 22 years, recently won first place honors in forms at the italian Taekwondo competition in caserta.


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Tiger sharks swimmer Zane Zimmermann competes in the 100-meter breast stroke event in Vicenza dec. 2. Zimmermann placed third in the event.

naples swimmer braden Peterson competes in the butterfly event during the pentathlon meet in aviano dec. 1. (Photos by Mike Sharp)

Tiger Sharks win back-to-back meets By Nicole Urbanski

he Naples Tiger Sharks traveled north this past weekend for two days of competition, and in the end earned victories in both Aviano and Vicenza. On Saturday, Dec. 1 the team competed in the Aviano pentathlon meet and won first place. The pentathlon is a specific meet structure in which swimmers compete in all strokes: the individual medley, the freestyle, the backstroke and the butterfly. Distances for these events are determined by the swimmer’s age. Swimmers earn points for the team based upon individual events, but are also competing individually based upon cumulative time for all the events. “We had several swimmers competing in new events at Aviano,” coach Jane Higgins said. “For them, and for all the swimmers, completing a pentathlon meet is a great morale booster.”

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The Tiger Sharks crowded the podium in the pentathlon results. In the 8-year-old girls’ pentathlon, Leslie Traucht finished first. Paul Patterson finished first for the 8-year-old boys, followed by second-place finisher Luke Johnson. Adding to the Tiger Sharks’ gold medal count, Lindsey Sharp won first place among the 9-year-old girls, while AnnaLynn Morris finished seventh in that age group. The Tiger Sharks’ 9-year-old boys also performed well, with Luke Patterson, Brendan Smith, and Drake McGuinn finishing first, second and third, respectively. Among the 11-year-old-girls, Carly Sharp won first and Alyssa Yenco won third. Taking first among the 11–year-old boys was Houlton McGuinn; Brendan Roberts finished third and Jude Lynch fourth in that age category. Continuing the Tiger Sharks’ streak of domination at the pentathlon meet, Emily Patterson won first place among the 12-year-old-

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girls, followed by Caitlin Quirk in third. Timothy Smith won the 12year-old boys category, followed by Braden Peterson in second and Billy Morris in seventh. Additionally, Maura Patterson won first place among the 13 to 14-year-old girls, while in the boys 13 to 14 age group, Jerra Ewing took first place and Andrew Smith finished fourth. Ewing was named the boys’ team “Swimmer of the Meet” for his strong performance. Girls’ team “Swimmer of the Meet” Sofia Van Mierlo earned the silver for the 10-year-old-girls, while Blythe Brenner finished fourth in that age category. Jodie Urbanski finished seventh among 10-year-old girls, while Malena Yenco and Anika Mustard rounded out the top ten. Stephen Traucht took third in the 10-year-old boys’ event. Zane Zimmermann finished fifth in the boys’ 15 to 16 age group. Swimmers Billy Morris and Jodie

Urbanski showed the most improvement in their best times and were named the team’s “Biggest Losers” of the meet. The Tiger Sharks returned to the pool on Sunday showing little signs of fatigue, earning another victory at the Vicenza meet. Swimmers Blythe Brenner, Isabel Krause, Emily Patterson, Luke Patterson and Braden Peterson took firstplace finishes in all three of their individual events, earning the team 24 points each. Peterson’s efforts earned him the team’s “Swimmer of the Meet” award. Jerra Ewing, Luke Johnson, Maura Paterson and Lauren Snodgrass each posted two firstplace finishes and one second-place finish, contributing 22 points apiece. Seamus Gyles, Sophia Krause, Anika Mustard, Carly Sharp, Timothy Smith, Leslie Traucht, Stephen Traucht, Sophia Van Mierlo and Harley Williams also earned first-place finishes.

Second-place finishes were posted by Samantha Allen, Kylie Dodge, Kieran Gyles, Liam Gyles, Alexandra Hammer, Christian Krause, Paul Patterson, Caitlin Quirk, Marshall Saunders, Lindsey Sharp, Andrew Smith, Jodie Urbanski and Zane Zimmermann. Paul Patterson was named the boys’ “Biggest Loser” of the meet. Swimmers Ryan Gray, Jude Lynch, Houlton McGuinn, AnnaLynn Morris, Billy Morris, Jordan Traucht, Nathan Traucht and Alyssa Yenco all earned third-place finishes. AnnaLynn Morris was named the girls’ “Biggest Loser” of the meet. Swimmers Natalie Cariello, John Lynch, Drake McGuinn, and Brendan Smith earned points in their individual events. Mackenzie Allen and Malena Yenco also competed. The team travels to Stuttgart, Germany for its next meet Dec. 15. However, Coach Higgins is already looking toward January’s Divisional Meet in Rota, Spain. “We will concentrate on our starts, turns and underwater work over the Christmas break to help prepare us for Divisionals,” Higgins said.


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rear adm. Fredrick J. roegge (right) congratulates Hospital corpsman 2nd class scott coffin on being named this week’s sailor in the spotlight. coffin has been with cne-cna-c6F Force medical since september 2011. His primary duties are coordinating and tracking evacuation operations, as well as serving as command medical evacuation watchbill coordinator, command limited duty Program manager and exceptional Family member Program manager. He is also the Force medical career counselor and the command’s assistant motorcycle and traffic safety officer. coffin is working toward his enlisted information dominance Warfare specialist qualification and his bachelor’s degree. He strives to become a chief petty officer. (Photo courtesy of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs)

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he Naples High School Boys Basketball team started its 2012-2013 campaign a few weeks ago with hopes of once again becoming the DODDS-Europe Division II champions. With the Wildcats coming off an impressive season, having finished last year with an overall record of 15-1, they are no doubt entering this year’s competition with a target on their back. Since last year, the Wildcats have lost three of their starting five players, all of whom were instrumental in their 2011-2012 championship run. The loss of All-European players Nigel Alexander, Jun Jun Gallardo and Eddy Allen, coupled with the loss of critical sixth man Malik Jordan, will require other veteran athletes on the team to step up. Fortunately, the Wildcats have the ability and the work ethic required to repeat last year’s success. This year’s team will be exciting to watch. Anyone who has seen these boys play can tell you that they are quick, very athletic and wellconditioned. Senior players Aaron Smith and Joseph Pitts, along with juniors Howard Pulley, DJ Stockman and Isaiah Wesby, have more then enough talent to continue the Wildcats’ dominance in Division II. Smith has big shoes to fill with the loss of Gallardo. He is a quick and strong guard who can drive to the basket with the best of them. He can also shoot 3-pointers when called upon. Pitts, who was quarterback for this year’s Naples football team, is a player whose hustle and

determination can never be questioned; a throwback player and three-sport star. His leadership undoubtedly will be valued by the entire team. Pulley is going to play a much larger role in the lineup this year, especially with the loss of Alexander. He intends to put big numbers on the boards and will be called upon to be the defensive stopper for the Wildcats. Additionally, Stockman’s first season with the Wildcats last year was impressive. He is a wellrounded player whose versatility will be needed even more this year. He is an outstanding shooter, slasher and passer, who increased his vertical jump considerably over the summer. Meanwhile, Wesby is a monster on both the offensive and defensive end of the floor. He always seems to be at the right place at the right time. Last year, he led the team in rebounding on more than one occasion, and this year may have to play center at times. Figuring to come off the bench and provide help during critical minutes will be Chris Mack and Kyle Schweitzer. Mack, an All-European sprinter, will be transferring back to the United States in late December. Schweitzer, who has grown over the summer to a height of 6 feet and 1 inch, will continue to be tenacious on both ends of the floor. Other members returning from last year’s team are Willie Walden-Bryan, Khalin Hudson and Jonathen Wheeler. If you would like to support your boys’ basketball team, the team members will be bagging at the Navy Exchange for donations Sunday, Dec. 16; Friday, Dec. 28; and Saturday, Dec. 29. Go Wildcats!

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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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during an oct. 27 tour of le spighe Pastificio artigianale and Gastronomia, a pasta-making factory in Gricignano, visitors learned the process of making gnocchi, fresh potato dumplings. The naples Fleet and Family support center (FFsc) will lead another tour to the same pastificio dec. 12 that will focus on how to make fresh ravioli. (Photos courtesy of the Fleet and Family Support Center)

Learn how to make fresh pasta with the FFSC From the Fleet and Family Support Center ave you ever wondered how fresh pasta is made? The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) in Naples regularly holds handson workshops that show community members the process of making homemade pasta products, such as gnocchi and ravioli. The FFSC will hold its next pasta-making workshop Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this workshop, participants will learn how ravioli is made at a local pastificio (pasta factory) in Gricignano di Aversa. During the last visit to the same pastificio in October, participants learned how to make gnocchi, homemade potatobased pasta dumplings, from start to finish. Community members had a chance to taste the final product as part of the workshop. To find out more about pasta-making workshops at the FFSC or to sign up for the Dec. 12 pasta-making workshop, call the FFSC office at 081-811-6372.

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NCTS donates supplies to Italian church on behalf of naval computer and Telecommunications station naples (ncTs), iT1 abel aguirre donates food and supplies nov. 29 to the local caritas charity organization at the church of san nicola in casal di Principe. ncTs personnel also donated hygienic supplies, such as toothpaste and diapers. (Photo by Teresa Merola)

a chef at le spighe Pastificio artigianale and Gastronomia in Gricignano shows a tour group from the Fleet and Family support center (FFsc) how to make fresh gnocchi oct. 27. The FFsc will lead another pasta-making tour dec. 12 that will show the process of making ravioli.


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Jobs

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NOTICE: The HRO website for vacancy announcements is unavailable until further notice. To find out what positions are currently open please contact our front desk at 081-568-5409. The announcements are visible at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Support Site and at the Human Resources Office at Capodichino. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted on FACEBOOK at HRO¬ _NAPLES. The Human Resources Office is located in the Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, OR at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, OR by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, OR at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: Customer service operation hours for the following HRO services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: • ID/CAC CARDS (DD1172-2) • Requests for an Official Passport (DD1056) • Logistical Support Letters • Work Certificates

U.S. POSITIONS CLOSING DEC. 13 Program Manager, GS-034015, ANN#EUR13-503591-SC, Full Time Permanent Financial Technician, GS0503-06, ANN#EUR13-505772AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary, GS-0801/0808/0810/083013, ANN#EUR13-503614-AV, Full Time Permanent Contract Specialist, GS-110212, ANN#EUR13-503552-AV, Full Time Permanent Business Manager, GS-110113, ANN#EUR13-508143-EG, Full Time Temporary CLOSING DEC.20 IT Specialist (INFOSEC/ PLCYPLN), GS-2210-13, ANN #EUR13-508509-EG, Full Time Permanent Physical Security Manager, GS-0080-09 KPP 11 or GS-008011, ANN#EUR13-479470-SC, Full Time Permanent Quality Assurance Specialist (Shipbuilding), GS-1910-12, ANN#EUR13-508806-SC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Program Analyst, GS-0343-14, ANN#EUR13 -510918-EG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Marketing Specialist, GS-1101-09, ANN# EUR13-504619-AG, 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 Per-

manent, Next Cut Off-Date: Dec. 12, 2012

U.S. COURTESY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Navy Federal Credit Union is seeking two outgoing and service-focused individuals to direct activities at our full service branch office in Naples, Italy. If you have demonstrated supervisory work experience or management ability, Navy Federal has a career opportunity for you. To apply, go to navyfederal.org, click careers, then search jobs, and apply for the following opening: Assistant Manager, Branch Office - Naples - Job ID 18321 Manager, Branch Office Naples - Job ID 18332. (If you do not see the posting using the search Job ID function, scroll through the available openings pages using the “next” button until you find the correct Job ID and opening.)

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DEC. 20 Management and Program Analyst, Ua-0343-03 KPP 02/01, Or Ua-0343-02 KPP 01, Or Ua-0343-01, ANN#33191507289-AV, Full Time Permanent Specialista Ingegnere Meccanico, Q2-0830, ANN#44308504638-AV, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-5685409. 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. Dec. 17, 2012.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS For any questions you have about Fleet & Family Readiness NAF local Naples job announcements, you may reach us at 081568-5612/4164.

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 the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.

in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, dayto-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 equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. 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. Bartender, NA-7405-05, ANN#

13-011, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Prepares and serves all types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage from a full service bar.

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#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#1200035H LP/Safety InvestigativeAsst/Trainee/52/ NF-02/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 merchandise is properly stocked and available. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120002U4 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. JFC-NATO MINI MART 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. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available.

LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS No Vacancies


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