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‘ASIST’ workshop helps save lives By MC3 Josh Bennett, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe

Leadership changes at COMDESRON 60 Page 6

Friday, august 24, 2012

You just got off watch. Watch was long and you’re tired. All you can think about is jumping in your rack and getting some much-needed rest. Just as you put your head on your pillow, you hear a knock on the door. It’s your closest friend on the base. You notice he has tears in his eyes and is clearly upset about something. As any good friend would do, you ask him

what’s wrong. After an awkward pause, he tells you life isn’t worth living anymore; he wants to commit suicide. An average of four sailors kill themselves each month. Every year more people die by suicide than from all of the armed conflicts around the world. The effects of suicide can be devastating to a family, command and even a whole community. The question many people are asking is, “How can we prevent someone from killing themselves?” One resource available to assist people in

the prevention of suicide is the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). ASIST is being offered at many military bases around the world in an effort to reduce the amount of suicides by training people in suicide intervention skills. The workshop provides service members an opportunity to learn more about the subject of suicide and how to help people in need. see ASIST Page 5

Keep summer alive on the Tremiti Islands Police, community unite at National Night Out Page 7

More than 300 take part in Vacation Bible School Page 11

Rainbow MagicLand theme park offers thrills Page 13

Community crime report Review what happened between July 30 and august 12. Page 12

FRIDAY High 93 / Low 75 Sunny

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The Isole Tremiti, or Tremiti Islands, lie off Italy's Adriatic coast and are known for their clear blue-green waters. The largest of the islands, San Domino, is home to a popular beach near its main port. (Photo by Lt. Cmdr. David Benham)

Celebrating the legacy of the War of 1812 Capt. Rob Leese JFC Naples Public Affairs Office

Allied Joint Force Command Naples hosted a War of 1812 bicentennial observation and remembrance ceremony Aug. 14 as members of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Maritime Command Naples, and the U.S. Navy took time out of their day to remember those who fought in protection of their nation so long ago. The War of 1812 was the first declared war for the fairly young nation of the United States of America against the United Kingdom and its North American colonies in Canada. Battles were waged throughout the United

States and Canada for two and a half years from 1812 to 1815. The war took its toll as more than 1,600 British and 2,260 American soldiers, Marines, and sailors perished on land and on the seas. Today, these two nations have become the United States’ closest allies, and while many things change in 200 years, the importance of sea power in the affairs of maritime nations does not. Rear Adm. Jon Westbrook, chief of staff at Allied Maritime Command Naples and United Kingdom senior National Representative in Italy, explained the reason behind the Aug. 14 ceremony. see REMEMBERING Page 3

Rear Adm. Jon Westbrook, chief of staff at Allied Maritime Command Naples and United Kingdom Senior National Representative in Italy, speaks during a ceremony commemorating the War of 1812 Aug. 14. (Photo by Capt. Rob Leese, U.S. Air Force)

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Principal’s Corner

elcome to another school year. I should say, “Welcome to a NEW school year!” It is my pleasure to be here in Naples and to officially greet all new students and their parents, as well as returning students and their families. The 2012-2013 school year promises to be another banner year in our Naples schools. As the new principal at Naples Middle/High School, I want to say a few words and to give you an opportunity to get to know me. My name is Duane Werner, and I am coming to this community after spending the past six years as the principal at Vilseck High School in Germany. Before moving to Vilseck I was an assistant principal at Patch High School and at Schweinfurt Middle School. I also spent time as a transition administrator at Bamberg Middle/High School. I grew up on a small dairy farm in southwest Kansas, and know firsthand what manual labor is like. I attended Ft. Hays Kansas State University, where I wrestled collegiately and earned both my bachelor’s degree and my master’s in educational administration. My teaching career started in School District 60 in Pueblo, Colorado, where I taught at Clarence Haaf Elementary, Central High School and at South High School. From there I moved to Garden City Community College as an instructor and as wrestling coach. I joined the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) team in 1987 and taught and coached at Schweinfurt Junior High School and Würzburg High School. I was the dean of students at Würzburg High School before entering school administration. Thank you for entrusting your students to us. It is our job to ensure that they have the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. We have a history of success in our school. We need to build on that success. As we examine test scores, we need to use this information to drive instruction. DoDEA is committed to supporting military families, and we realize that our students and families face unique challenges as they transition from one school system to another. It is our responsibility to prepare our students for a global society. We live in an age of technology. As I watched the Olympics in London, I thought about how far we have come from the days of our teams traveling on steamships to the present time as teams arrive on Airbus A380s in their quest for that grand prize. A total of 51.9 million people watched 2,500 hours of Olympic television coverage, most of it live (except if you lived in the United States). We have traveled so far – and the future is ahead of us. Our students will be part of that future. Our mission is to prepare them to solve issues such as famine and drought, to work toward world peace, to raise families, and to use their skills and knowledge as they become productive members of society. What a challenge. This is one that we take seriously and I pledge to you that we will strive to achieve that goal. Do not be a stranger to our school. Come visit us. Get to know your student’s teachers, visit the classroom and join the booster clubs, PTSA and other organizations. Parents and members of communities have many skills themselves; we ask that you share and use your expertise to help us work with today’s youth. We look forward to an exciting year and the successes that will follow! I hope to see you at our Block Party from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today in front of the schools on the Support Site as we prepare for a new school year.


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Back To School Block Party today

By Duane Werner Naples Middle/High School principal

Melissa Kabukuru, editor:

All are invited to the Back To School Block Party sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation in partnership with Naples Elementary School and Naples Middle/High School. Meet the teachers and enjoy music, performances, prizes, informational booths and much more. The event will be held on the Support Site in front of the schools Friday, Aug. 24 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Pamela O’Connor at 081-811-6549. In support of the block party, Constitution Drive (in front of the Child Development Center and schools) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Do not park along Constitution Drive or block emergency lanes, and watch out for increased pedestrian traffic and security personnel in the vicinity of the schools.

Navy League Naples seeks new leaders, members The Navy League of the United States’ Naples council is currently accepting applications for positions on its board of directors, as well as for committee chairpersons. Board positions that need to be filled include vice president, secretary, treasurer and Judge Advocate, while other positions involve coordinating promotional fliers and advertising, membership, and excursions. Deadline for position applications will be the end of August. Elections will be in September when the monthly social schedule is introduced to the community. Additionally, the organization is searching for people who would like to become part of the "Citizens in Support of the Sea Services." Navy League supports

the Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard. Those interested in membership or leadership opportunities with the Navy League should contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051, 348-225-2234 or Interested parties can also contact Mike Nolan at 081-568-5210, 334-604-2803 or Those interested are also invited to meet with Betty or Mike on Thursdays and Fridays at the Carney Park golf club from 4 to 6 p.m.

Reminder: Import of tax-free vehicles in Italy limited to three As a reminder, personnel eligible to register their vehicles with the Central Motor Vehicle Registration Office on base are limited to the import of three vehicles tax-free during their time in Italy. This total includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds. Based on new guidance received from the Italian government, base officials are seeking clarification that may provide additional flexibility in the future. Before purchasing a vehicle for use in Italy, contact the Central Motor Vehicle Registration Office at 081-568-6876 for confirmation that it will be eligible for registration. Some exceptions may be considered in the case of theft, accident, or some cases of catastrophic mechanical breakdown. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For additional guidance, please contact the Central Motor Vehicle Registration Office.

2012-2013 school year begins Aug. 27

The 2012-2013 school year begins at Naples Elementary and Naples Middle/ High School Monday, Aug. 27 for grades 1 to 12. Kindergarten begins Sept. 4 and Sure Start Report fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in begins Sept. 10. All are reminded Navy activities to: to observe adjusted traffic patOffice of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy terns and to be extra vigilant due Leave a recorded message 24/7:...........................081-568-2983 to increased pedestrian and school Speak to the CNREURAFSWA Investigator: ......081-568-2600 bus traffic during the school day. Speak to the CNE-CNA-C6F Investigator: .........081-568-2964 E-mail: Applications being accepted for Website:


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“It is to salute and acknowledge sailors and Marines of all sides who fought so gallantly in support of their nation’s causes,” said Westbrook. “So we might remember, commemorate and celebrate, not in a vainglorious way, but with a shared humility with our maritime heritages.” The guest speaker, Dr. Christine Hughes of the Naval History & Heritage command in Washington D.C., spoke about the causes of the war, advances made by each

country’s navy, and the long road to improved relations between the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Hughes also spoke to sailors at Naval Support Activity Naples Aug. 13 and Aug. 15. “We did not become friends and allies until later in the century,” said Hughes. “But perhaps inevitably, (it was) because of the many things that bind us together: ancestry, language, and defense of a maritime common.” Ultimately, the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is a salute to all of the sailors, soldiers and Marines from the three great nations who fought so gallantly in that conflict and in conflicts since, and those who are defending freedom today around the world.

IN MEMORIAM Mary Kathleen Wardwell Mary Kathleen Wardwell died June 16 in Rockville, Md. after a short illness. Mary had worked as a contracting officer at FLsCI at Capodichino since January 2008. during her 37-year-plus career, she worked in hawaii, Iceland, and finally naples. Mary had been a member of the naples Meditation sangha for more than two years and she is remembered fondly. a memorial service was held in tallahassee, Florida June 25. Mary is survived by her husband, Jeff, and sons Craig, ashley and James (who recently graduated from naples high school). she is also survived by her mother, two sisters and four grandchildren.

Navy celebrates Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26 By Ensign Amber Lynn Daniel, Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs

Commands are encouraged to celebrate Women's Equality Day Aug. 26, as announced by NAVADMIN 251/12. Established by Congress in 1971, Women's Equality Day was designed to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. The observance also calls attention to women's continuing efforts today towards full equality. The women's suffrage movement began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in

Seneca Falls, N.Y. Convened by suffragist leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, the committee published a "Declaration of Sentiments." The declaration outlined key social, civil and political demands for women, helping the cause of women's suffrage gain national prominence. Nearly 72 19th the later, years Amendment to the Constitution was passed Aug. 26, 1920, granting women throughout the United States the right to vote. In 1971, to honor and commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment, U.S. Rep.

Bella Abzug introduced a resolution to designate Aug. 26 as the annual Women's Equality Day. Today, the observance recognizes the anniversary of women's suffrage and of the continued efforts toward equal rights in the United States. All Navy commands are encouraged to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of women in the armed services during this observance. For more information on women in the Navy, visit Pages/default.aspx.

Person in the Spotlight: PS1(SW/AW) Hermiela Domingo Petty Officer Domingo manages 17 unit identification codes for officer and enlisted manning at Commander, Naval Forces EuropeAfrica/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet. She leads three fitness sessions a week as assistant command fitness leader and assists as a command urinalysis coordinator. One of the highlights of her career at CNE-CNA/C6F is participating in Operation Odyssey Dawn. Her short term goals are to make chief and to earn her Information Dominance Warfare pin. (Photo courtesy of U.S. 6th Fleet)







AUGUST EVENTS 30 CONNECT THE TOTS HAIL AND FAREWELL New to Naples? On your way to new adventures? Let the Connect the Tots Club welcome and/or wish you well at a craft session. The club is for families with young children from newborn to preschool age. See for more information.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 11 PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL FALL KICKOFF Join us Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall. Free childcare is provided. The theme for this year will be announced while you relax and enjoy a nice meal, speakers and an introduction to the fall Bible Studies. For more information, contact Heather Munoz at Like our page, PWOC Naples, on Facebook to stay updated about upcoming activities. 12 NOSC WELCOME COFFEE Naples Overseas Spouses' Club will be hosting its annual Welcome Coffee Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Support Site Fellowship Hall and Balcony. There are two times one can attend: from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This is a stroller- and child-friendly event, and all spouses of civilian, military or local national personnel are invited to attend. Event is free, but registration is required online at 20 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS Visiting Nurses. Next class is September 20 from 9 to noon 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail ALLIED SPOUSES CLUB is seeking strong candidates to fill the following leadership positions: events coordinator, volunteer coordinator and bazaar chairman. Annual rotation of leadership also means we are electing new board positions: president, vice president and secretary. FMI, e-mail LA MIMOSA THRIFT SHOP AT JFC is currently accepting volunteers to sort donations and staff the store. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. La Mimosa is closed Wednesdays and weekends. FMI, e-mail 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@ THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail 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 or director@ 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 NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913.

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit Connect-theTots-Club. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by email to 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, or visit 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.

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Above: When visiting the Tremiti Islands, tourists can reach the Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare on the island of San Nicola by taking a boat from San Domino.

A stopover at the Isole Tremiti Story and photos by Lt. Cmdr. Dave Benham, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs

hirty-six kilometers north of the Gargano Peninsula, the “spur” of Italy’s boot, are the Tremiti islands, or Isole Tremiti, within the blue-green waters of the Adriatic Sea. A popular summer getaway for snorkelers and divers due to the clarity of the isolated archipelago’s waters, the islands form a part of the Gargano National Park. Tremiti is made up of five islands, though only two are inhabited. The largest, San Domino, is the most developed island for tourists. Neighboring San Nicola, a five minute and €5 round-trip ride away on a rigid hull inflatable boat, is the site of the ninth-century Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare. The abbey is free and can be reached by climbing the switchback cobblestone walkway that leads up the side of the medieval monastery. San Domino’s port is also the site of one of the largest sandy beaches on the island. An umbrella and two beach chairs will set a family back €20 for the day, but the swimming, snorkeling reefs along the shoreline, and people-watching are worth it. Restaurants next to the beach allow sun worshippers to grab their food and a beer to-go for a light lunch. West of the hotels lay a series of trails ideal for hiking and exploring the southwestern side of San Domino, which is largely made up of jagged, dramatic cliffs. Along the way you’ll see an abandoned lighthouse, grottoes and coral entry points into the calm, crystal clear waters of the leeward coast. Use caution if trying to enter the water at these sites, as the coral is razor sharp and can also be damaged by too many human feet. You may encounter only a handful of people during your trek through the lush forests, and the only sound you are likely to hear is the din of cicada-like insects chirping in the trees. Just up the hill from the port is San Domino’s PADI dive shop, the Tremiti Diving Center ( Some hotels on San Domino also offer diving services. For non-divers, sightseeing boats travel around the three largest islands, some venturing into the grottoes when the ocean is calm enough to allow for such activities. Several hotels are located on San Domino, though only one appeared in online travel sites, Hotel Eden. It offers an on-site restaurant with views of San Nicola and the coast, as well as a secluded beach within walking distance down a steep hill to the waterline. Most hotels, including Hotel Eden, offer free shuttle services to and from the port.


How to get there: Take the A1 north from Naples and cross over to the A14 via a series of highways, predominantly SS650 to San Salvo. Then take A14 southeast into Termoli. Signs will point you to the port. There is parking at the embarkation site in a gated lot for €12 for a single overnight stay. Total drive time is 2.5 to 3 hours one way. Book your ferry ahead of time online at The ferry ride is for passengers only (no cars for tourists) and takes a little over an hour to travel from Termoli to San Domino. If the seas are rough, the ferry may stop at San Nicola, requiring a small boat transfer over to San Domino.

Above left: The coast of San Domino, the largest of the Tremiti Islands, has blue-green waters ideal for snorkeling. (Photos by Lt. Cmdr. David Benham)

Right: A view of what you’ll see if you go snorkeling by San Domino.

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Soldiers visit the FFSC Coupon Corner


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

UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register Friday, Aug. 24 – WHAT’S ON THE MENU? THE ITALIAN DIET (9:30 -10:30 a.m.) A refresher on coperto, servizio, primi, secondi and more. Monday, Aug. 27 to Friday, Aug. 31 – TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WORKSHOP: PRE-RETIREMENT (8 a.m. 4 p.m.) Tuesday, Aug. 28 – THE HILL OF VOMERO & A CAMEO FACTORY (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Explore Vomero area and a Cameo factory. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Thursday, Aug. 30 – LEARN HOW TO PLAY SCOPA (9 - 11 a.m.) Learn the famous Neapolitan card game. Friday, Aug. 31 – THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT PROCESS (Noon - 3 p.m.) Want to land a federal job? This workshop focuses on the key steps to gain federal employment. Topics covered vary from job searching guides to interview tips. The third hour, handson practice, is optional.

UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register Soldiers of Allied Joint Forces Command Naples’ 2nd NATO Signal Battalion take advantage of the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Coupon Corner during a recent visit. The FFSC has boxes of coupons it receives from people in the United States who want to support military families. These coupons can be used at the Naples Commissary up to six months after the printed expiration date. Stop by the FFSC at the Support Site or call 081-811-6372 for more information. From left: Sgt. Sandra De La Cruz, Spc. Andrew De La Cruz, Staff Sgt. Christopher Greene and Sgt. Christina Greene. (Photo courtesy of the Fleet and Family Support Center)


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“Suicide is a growing problem in the military community and needs an increased level of attention,” said Cmdr. C. Michael Pumphrey, director of Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operations (CREDO) at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples. Pumphrey said it is important to get as many sailors as possible trained in suicide intervention skills because suicide has become a growing issue. The workshop lasts two days and concentrates on training people on how to intervene in the event that they come across somebody that is contemplating suicide. “I think the skills we learned can be used throughout the Navy, regardless of rank,” said Master-atArms 1st Class Nicole Peters, ASIST workshop participant. “If I could get my whole command to go through the training, I would.” The training is already seeing positive effects. A sailor assigned to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prevented a man from jumping off of the Coronado Bay Bridge in California. That sailor credited an ASIST workshop with training him how to talk the man off the ledge. “The story about the sailor saving the man on the bridge is literally living proof of the value of ASIST,” said Capt. Alan M. Hansen, regional chaplain for Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia. Pumphrey said he tries to offer ASIST workshops every three months at NSA Naples. He also said that he plans to offer even more ASIST workshops next year. He wants people to be aware of not only the issue of suicide, but also of the fact that there

are ways to help people with suicidal thoughts. “We very much value what ASIST has to offer and the skills people can learn from it,” said Pumphrey. “Therefore, we want to continue it.” Every person who goes through the program becomes a resource capable of helping someone who is having suicidal thoughts, Pumphrey said. The workshop instructors believe this will play a big part in bringing down the number of suicides in the military. “Because we will have this larger and larger pool of people who are more prepared to respond to people who are at risk for suicide, we should be able to reduce the number of suicides,” said Pumphrey. Advocacy is another resource created by the workshop. The chaplains said they hope the participants in the program will be encouraged to explain to their commanders the significance of allowing their sailors to take two days to be a part of the training. They said this program is able to offer skills that the hour-long training sailors usually receive on suicide just can’t provide. “Those training lectures talk about prevention,” said Hansen. “This is about intervention and these skills are absolutely essential in the outcome.” The chaplains said they want to train as many people as they possibly can through the ASIST workshop. The skills learned in this two-day workshop help people know what to do when they get that knock on the door from a friend struggling with depression, or drive by that man standing on the ledge of a bridge. The more people that learn these skills, the more resources the military will have in fighting the battle against suicide in the armed forces. The next ASIST workshop in Naples will be held Nov. 7 and Nov. 8. For more information, contact the CREDO office at 081-568-5255.

Monday, Aug. 27 to Friday, Aug. 31 – AREA ORIENTATION/ INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS SEMINAR (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Learn everything you need to know about setting up your home on the economy. Learn to use the phone, settle into your new home, and deal with emergencies and more. Learn to make the best of your time in Italy. Seminar needs at least five confirmed participants or it will be cancelled.

Naples area ombudsmen and key spouses The ombudsmen program at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples coordinates communication of information between service members and their families. The service provided by ombudsmen becomes especially critical and helpful during deployments. Here is a list of ombudsmen for Naples area commands. AFN NAPLES: Donna Vigil, CNE BAND: Holly Ward, CNE- 6th FLEET: Ashley Haggerty: c6fombudsman@ CNREURAFSWA: Sindy Copeland: CTF SIX THREE & MSCEURAF: Arlene Campbell, CTF SIX NINE & COMSUBGRU EIGHT: Emily Key, ctf.69. FLCSI- Naples: Maria Seibel, JFC: Edna Wood, NSA Naples: Heather Staib-Jerzy, NCTS: Michelle Cannuli, NSSA DET Naples: Gretchen Bozwell,nssadetnaplesombudsman@ USNH: Amy Romanowski & Latascia Hamilton, usnh_ombudsman@ U.S. ARMY ELEMENT: Jennifer Molina, jennifer.molina1.civ@ U.S. ARMY ELEMENT - ALPHA COMPANY, U. S. ARMY ELEMENT - HHC: Alisha Smith, alishasmith0218@ U.S. AIR FORCE ELEMENT: Sonya Cage, usafkeyspousenaples@ U.S. MARINE ELEMENT: Suzin Lucas, naplesmarineombudsman@ USS MOUNT WHITNEY: Sheree Johnson & Anna Nickell, CURRENTLY VACANT: NAVFAC SEABEES, RLSO & NLSO, DESRON SIX ZERO. Any spouses who have an interest in becoming an ombudsman should contact the Ombudsman Coordinator, Cecellia Kitson, at

FFSC Tip of the Week: Sponsorship From the Fleet and Family Support Center

To be a sponsor is a duty; to be a great one is to make a difference! Do you want to make sure your newly arriving sailor can hit the ground running once he or she lands in Naples? Quality sponsorship can lead to a relaxed sailor who is ready to get to work. Helping another sailor isn’t the only perk to being a sponsor. Did you know that sponsors are entitled to 100 liters of gas? Sponsors must obtain a letter printed on command letterhead requesting the extra ration. Please note that the cost of the extra ration is the responsibility of the sponsor. If you’re sponsoring someone, the Fleet and Family Support Center can make your job easier. Whether this is your first time as a sponsor or the fifth, the information provided will benefit both you and your newcomer. Sign up for the next Sponsorship Training provided by the FFSC by calling 081-811-6372. Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of “Benvenuti a Napoli” for your sponsoree.

The new 2012 “Benvenuti a Napoli” books are now available. Stop by the Fleet and Family Support Center to get your copy of this newcomer’s guide to the Naples area.


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COMDESRON 60 holds change of command

Capt. Dan Shaffer (left) salutes Capt. John Esposito (right) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Aug. 3. During the ceremony, Esposito relieved Shaffer as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60. (Photo by MC2 Stephen Oleksiak) By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 60 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Aug. 3. During the ceremony, Capt. Dan Shaffer turned over command of the squadron to his deputy commander, Capt. John Esposito. Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, spoke highly of Capt. Shaffer’s accomplishments and leadership as COMDESRON 60. “To be an effective leader at this level requires a combination which is hard to find and takes a lifetime to develop,” said Pandolfe. “Unflinching technical standards, peerless profes-

sional knowledge, and I think most importantly a deep empathy and respect for those you lead and their families.” Shaffer then thanked his crew who had worked so hard to accomplish the mission of DESRON 60 during his tour. “I’d like to thank the sailors of DESRON 60 for doing all the things that lead us to where we are,” said Shaffer. “I have been extremely fortunate to have a front-row seat to the greatest show in Europe and Africa over the last 24 months, and for that I am very thankful.” Shaffer thanked Esposito for his service as deputy commander of DESRON 60, and wished him well in the future as he turned over command. Esposito then addressed the guests and expressed his gratitude to the

crew of COMDESRON 60. “I’d also like to thank the COMDESRON staff for their hard work and their attention to detail as they put together this ceremony to make this a fitting farewell to Capt. Shaffer,” said Esposito. “I’d like to thank Capt. Shaffer for his counsel and mentorship, and how he fundamentally changed COMDESRON 60 from a one-track organization to one that is routinely tasked to plan region-wide operations.” Shaffer will serve as the executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples. COMDESRON 60 is based in Naples, Italy, and oversees U.S. 6th Fleet surface operations in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe and Africa.

Preventing mold in housing units From the Naval Support Activity Naples Housing Department

• During periods of extreme heat or cold, our tendency may be to keep our homes closed up to avoid letting in cold or hot air. Sometimes, however, this behavior can lead to problems with mold. Since most housing in Italy is made of brick, mold can be a issue in the summer when it is very hot outside and very cold inside, causing condensation on the walls. The same problem can occur in winter when it is very cold outside and warm inside, again causing condensation. If the mold is left untreated, it can start to become a problem. Here are some things you need to know about mold: • Indoor mold can often be prevented by controlling moisture. • Mold thrives in areas with poor ventilation and high humidity. • Molds grow on practically any substance where moisture is present, such as wood, paper, carpets and foods. • Mold problems will often grow and possibly accumulate if they are undiscovered or unaddressed. • Excess moisture in your living quarters provides breeding conditions for microorganisms. • Even cooking can add moisture to the air in your living quarters. • Health problems such as allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory problems may be associated with mold exposure. • Exposure to molds can cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation, and more severe allergic reactions. Individuals with lung illnesses may be more susceptible to the effects of mold. Do your part: • Control moisture. Dry water-damaged areas and items and get rid of the excess water or

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moisture within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth. Reduce humidity in your home by keeping bathroom doors and fans on after showering, using exhaust fans when cooking, and utilizing your ceiling fan. Air out your room by opening your windows when air conditioning and heating units are not operating. Keep your bathroom exhaust fan free of dust and dirt. Promptly place trouble calls for leaky plumbing or other sources of water leakage. Also be sure to report air conditioning problems or request to have absorbent materials such as rugs and ceiling tiles replaced. Be aware of moldy odors in your room and be prepared to report them if they are present. Look for stains or discoloration on the ceilings, walls, floors and window sills. Report them if present. Remove floor and carpet spots and stains immediately. Do not neglect your living quarters regardless of the length of time you will be staying; follow all the above steps to foster healthy living conditions for you and your roommates.

Most mildew can be removed by spraying a mixture of water and bleach and wiping the affected area. If the mold issue continues, people living in economy housing should contact the housing referral office and ask a counselor to contact the property owner for assistance with cleanup. People living in military family housing should contact their Zone Manager and request that he or she view the problem and see if there is a solution to deter further issues. Some of these solutions could include caulking cracked window moldings, adding weather stripping or increasing ventilation. Residents of bachelor housing should report any mold problems in their rooms to the bachelor housing staff.

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Sparky the Fire Dog (left) waves to adults and children watching a car parade during National Night Out at Naval Support Activity Naples.

Capt. Scott Gray (center), Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples commanding officer, delivers a speech to kick off National Night Out at NSA Naples with Scruff McGruff (left) and Daren the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion by his side. (Photos by MCSN Erik Luebke)

NSA Naples participates in National Night Out Story and photos by MCSN Erik Luebke, Navy Public Affairs Support ElementEast Detachment Europe

National Night Out, an annual nationwide crime and drug prevention event, was celebrated by service members and their families stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Tuesday, Aug. 7. The event, designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen partnerships between police and the local community, was attended

by U.S. service members and their families, as well as Italians with base access. “National Night Out is something we do every year,” said Master-at-Arms 1st Class Daniel Arnoudse. “One of the big reasons we take part is to raise local crime awareness and to increase the familiarity of families here with local law enforcement out in town.” The festivities began with a car parade consisting of American fire trucks and Italian horse-mounted police. The

parade made its way through the base, passing through the residential area while people in the parade threw candy to families watching from the sidewalk. After coming to a stop at a soccer field near the skate park, several of the parade’s participants lined up next to the booths so people could meet and talk to them. “The best part of the event I think was seeing the two different cultures come together,” said Isaiah Wesby, a child in a military family. “I got to meet Italian kids my age and try to communicate with them.” After the parade, Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples, gave a speech welcoming everyone and thanking them for coming out. His speech

Daren the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Lion gives a little girl a hug during National Night Out at Naval Support Activity Naples Aug. 7.

was followed by Chaplain Lt. Jason Sluder conducting a prayer over the evening’s events, and later the playing of the American and Italian national anthems. Many booths were set up to provide information on various community and safety related organizations, including Boy Scout Troop #007 and the Navy

Criminal Investigative Service. The NSA Naples Fire Department put on a demonstration with tools from a fire truck, and the NSA Naples Security Department grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for attendees. For more information on National Night Out, visit the event’s official website at

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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING THE HORIZON 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 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 or visit the website at 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 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 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@ 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 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 or Lt. Jenny Paul at 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. SECURITY NOTE: All DoD military or civilian personnel hosting an event off base must complete a Special Event Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days in advance, regardless of organization, if the event will involve 50 or more personnel, include distinguished visitors or involve personnel wearing uniforms. FMI, contact the AT/FP Division at 081-568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, call 347-544-0254 or visit CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL invites community members to join the Rosary Prayer Group that meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Chapel. For more information, e-mail CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer and fellowship. Child care provided. For information, contact Eileen Mayette at RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL NAPLES Tuesday Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn and praise and worship music will be provided during this time. Wednesday Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the hospital chapel. Call 081811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being held. Thursday Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospital galley. SURE START is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. FMI, call Karen Rodrigues at 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. E-mail Jaime Gonzalez at kofcnaples@ or visit site/kofcnaples/ home. SAIL WITH THE NAPLES NATO YACHT CLUB (NNYC) AMERICAN TEAM. We are looking for Americans interested in participating in dinghy races sailed at the NNYC facilities on the island of Nisida. Experience not required. FMI, contact Frank Chapman at WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC) OVERSEAS PROGRAM is offered at NSA Naples. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant or child under the age of five may qualify for the program. WIC Overseas is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious supplemental foods. Contact WIC Overseas at 081-811-4962. CARNEY PARK LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION meets at 9 a.m. Mondays. All skill levels welcome. Discounted play with membership. FMI, call Carol Borkowski at 081-804-3345, or Carney Park Golf Course at 081-526-4296. EDIS SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-8114676. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS holds volunteer orientation the first Wednesday of every month at the organization’s Capodichino office from 8:30-10 a.m. and the first Tuesday of every month at the hospital from 9:3011 a.m. Call 081-568-4788 for info. LATINOS UNIDOS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Meetings are at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For more info, contact Michael Cortez,, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno,, 081-811-5554. CUB SCOUT PACK 007 Want to camp in Nettuno, hike in Cuma, go bowling or participate in swimming and archery? Then Cub Scouts is the place for you! Boys in first through fifth grade meet three times per month to learn skills that they apply on hiking, camping and service outings. FMI, contact or visit

Friday, Aug. 24 3:30 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man, PG -13 5:30 p.m. Expendables 2, R Premiere Showing 7 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, R Premiere Showing Saturday, Aug. 15 3 p.m. Madagascar 3 4:30 p.m. Brave, PG 6 p.m. Expendables 2, R 7:15 p.m. The Campaign, R Premiere Showing Sunday, Aug. 26 Brave, PG 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Bourne Legacy PG-13 6:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, R 7:15 p.m. Expendables 2, R Monday, Aug. 27 Closed — No Movie

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Closed — No Movie Wednesday, Aug. 29 4:30 p.m. Rock of Ages PG-13 5:30 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man, PG -13 The Campaign, R 7 p.m.

TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARy AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS USO DAILY TOURS Aug. 25 Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . .€ 60 Aug. 26 Angel Caves of Pertosa . .€ 45

Thursday, Aug. 30 4:30 p.m. Madagascar 3 Last Showing 5:30 p.m. Total Recall, PG-13 Abraham Lincoln 7 p.m. Vampire Hunter, R

Sept. 1 Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast (FINAL OFFERING!) . . .€ 60 Sept. 2 Brunch in Monte di Procida . . . . . . .€ 38 Sept. 3 Highlights of Rome . . . . .€ 42 WEEKEND TOURS

Friday, Aug. 31 3:30 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man, PG -13 5:15 p.m. People Like Us, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7:30 p.m. Magic Mike, R Premiere Showing

Movie descriptions XPENDABLES 2, R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris. Action/ Adventure, 102 min.Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunnar Jensen, Toll Road and Hale Caesar — with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat: six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to change the balance of power in the world.


OURNE LEGACY, PG-13 for violence and action sequences. Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Oscar Isaac. Action/ Adventure, 125 min. When a plan is put into motion by a top-secret government program to wipe out all the genetically modified killers it created, one such operative must flee in order to save his life.


HE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen. Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Action/ Adventure, 136 min. Peter Parker is an outcast high school student who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, com-


Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903

September 22-23 Florence & Pisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . € 180 October 20-21 Perugia Eurochocolate . . . . . . . . . € 173 November 21-25 Thanksgiving in Poland . . . . . . . . € 830 November 22-25 Thanksgiving in Budapest . . . . . . € 638

No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies

mitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance, leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. RAVE, PG for some scary action and rude humor. Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Julie Walters. Animated, Action/Adventure and Comedy, 93 min. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land, the massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources — including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers — to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.


ADAGASCAR 3, PG for some mild action and rude humor. Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, Davis Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen. Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy and Sequel, 103 min. Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar style.


If you have been sexually assaulted or need to speak with a S.A.P.R. victim advocate, call 335-640-6621 24/7 for information and support. The DoD Safe Helpline can be reached toll-free at 001-877-995-5247.

Individual Force Protection Plans (IFPP) All personnel planning to travel outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) are required to contact the Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division with their travel location(s) and dates at least 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the requests and will respond in an e-mail with the proper course(s) of action. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements that require more processing time than 30 days. Contact the ATFP division as soon as possible to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the ATFP office by any of the following means: Phone: 081-568-5525/5595 E-mail: or You can also visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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Thrift Savings Plan: The I Fund By Lt. David M Dow, D.D.S., U.S. Navy Dental Corps

ntil now, we have discussed exclusively American investments in our TSP funds, including treasury bonds, fixed income bonds, large cap stocks and small cap stocks. As you have probably guessed, the I fund manages international investments, involving 22 developed nations. A higher percentage of these investments are tied up in countries with stronger economies like the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, while only a small amount is allocated for companies in less reliable economies like Italy or Portugal. The I fund uses the Morgan Stanley Capital International EAFE Index as its benchmark. EAFE stands for Europe, Australasia and Far East, and includes large companies in these regions such as HSBC, BP, Toyota, Nestle, and Vodafone. Smaller companies and companies in countries with high risk economic conditions are excluded, as are emerging market investments. Emerging market is a fancy financial way of saying a developing nation with the potential for economic growth. India would be a good example. Just like with the C and S funds, adverse market conditions that lead to a drop in this index will also lead to a drop in your portfolio value. This is certainly a high risk fund, with the potential for strong losses and strong gains. Political stability, foreign relations, and natural disasters can all affect the strength of investments. From 2003 to 2007, the I fund produced double digit returns annually and reached as high as 38 percent in one year. During the global financial meltdown of 2008, however, the I fund was also the worst hit, dropping 42 percent in one short year. It is important to note that when investing in international stocks, currency rates need to be considered. Since you are placing your money outside of the United States, when the dollar performs poorly against that country’s currency, the result is amplified profits. Consider the situation if you invested in a Japanese company, for example, and then the dollar became 50 percent weaker than it had been against the yen (which it did). Without even considering the success of the company, a huge profit has already been made because the money was invested in yen, not dollars. Essentially, when playing with international markets one is betting against the dollar. This can be extremely problematic depending on global economic conditions. The Euro, for example, has been slowly losing value against the dollar for the last year, and an investment would need to be extremely profitable to compensate for that loss. This fund certainly is tailored for the younger investor with time on his or her side. Anyone approaching retirement should avoid this fund and place assets in the more conservative funds. Also, money placed here should be considered a long-term investment. International markets are nearly impossible to predict, and attempting to outsmart the market can lead to frustration and many sleepless nights. Next week we will examine the L fund. Happy savings!



hroughout the summer, Panorama is running a six-part series on the different funds of the thrift savings Plan, a defined contribution retirement savings plan for federal employees. Part 1: ......................................the G Fund Part 2: .....................................the F Fund Part 3: .....................................the C Fund Part 4: .....................................the s Fund This week: .............................The I Fund Part 6: .....................................the L Fund

Energy conservation Close the door on energy waste From the Department of the Navy Energy Program

Doors let us in and out of buildings and in and out of spaces within buildings. Most doors within buildings are inside the air conditioning boundary, and can be left open unless they are designated as fire doors. But one way to save on heating and air conditioning is to close doors to spaces that aren’t used much, like storage areas. If they have their own source of heat or air conditioning, set the thermostat to the most energy-saving position (down in winter, up in summer) or off, if there’s no chance of water freezing in pipes in the space. Obviously, doors to the outside need to be closed when the heat or air conditioning is on. If you notice a door that’s frequently left open, report it to your supervisor or building energy monitor. The door-closing mechanism may be in need of repair. Or maybe the building pressure needs to be adjusted. Typically, the volume of fresh air being brought into the building should be slightly more than the volume of air being exhausted, to keep a slightly positive pressure in the building. It’s especially important that large loading doors be closed when not actively in use if the heat or air conditioning is on. If you see any large loading doors open that lead to air conditioned spaces, report it. It might be cost effective to install automated high speed doors that save energy and improve comfort and productivity.

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Children play during the games portion of Vacation Bible School on the Support Site Aug. 16. (Photo courtesy of Naval Support Activity Naples Religious Ministries)

Record number of students, volunteers dive into Vacation Bible School By Jennifer Martin, Protestant Director of Religious Education

ore than 300 people plunged into the ocean Aug. 13, but it wasn’t a tragedy — it was Operation Overboard, the Vacation Bible School sponsored by Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Religious Ministries. Between Aug. 13 and 17, a total of 242 Kindergarteners through sixth graders and 104 teens and volunteers attended Vacation Bible School, setting a record for participation in the annual event. During the five nights of activities at the Support Site Chapel, Vacation Bible School attendees took part in a fellowship meal, outdoor games, music, science, a crafts, and Bible stories. The 2012 Vacation Bible School theme was “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God.” Each night’s “dive” began and ended with an assembly hosted by the Dive Chief and Ocho the Octopus. In between, the groups of children rotated through different stations where their dive included weathering a storm, catching fish, making volcanoes erupt, playing with lava lamps and engaging in para-


chute games. The children also enjoyed tasty dinners, lots of stickers and paint, and highenergy songs complete with motions and dance moves. Families attended Friday’s closing day to see each group of children perform a song they had learned at Vacation Bible School. As part of Vacation Bible School and a lesson in caring for others, the children donated more than 1,200 items of food, toiletries, and children’s supplies for a local homeless shelter. To be successful, Vacation Bible School relies on the generous support of volunteers from the NSA Naples community. Teen volunteers were especially important this year. Teens were in charge of music, decorations, and audio visual elements. Youth group members and other teens completed more than 90 percent of the decorations that were used to turn the Support Site Chapel

into an ocean, helped by the addition of fish that were colored by NSA community members. These dedicated volunteers logged more than 500 hours preparing for Vacation Bible School. During the week of Operation Overboard, volunteers contributed an astounding 1,900 hours leading groups of kids, helping with the classes, joining in the singing and games, and making Vacation Bible School happen. Volunteer Ashley Ryan wrote, “VBS is training for the future for me. To be a teacher and to be a mom. These kids will wear you out. But I love them anyways. I have worked for what seems like ages but was only a week with these kids. In ten years, they might not know what ‘Ocho’ is or even remember ‘Operation Overboard,’ but my mission was to bring these kids closer to God. And do you know what? Mission accomplished.”

It’s time for back to school physicals By HM3 David A. Tapia

ts back-to-school season, and that usually means sports and other physical exams. It also means increased demand for medical services. Your U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Medical Home Port team is standing by, ready to assist. There are a few things we thought you should know about the process that will allow us to better serve you. With the implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home Port, the goal is to provide complete care for our patient’s needs in each visit. When booking appointments, please provide all relevant information to include medication refills, upcoming wellness checkups, and any other concerns you may have. Each appointment will consist of a 20 minute interview with the attending provider’s corpsman and then 20 minutes of direct face-to-face time with your primary care physician. In some cases, medication refills and adjustments can take up to three business days to process. Annual physicals are recommended for all pediatric patients from ages 2 to 18. Sports physicals can be completed during annual visits upon request. Sports physicals are valid for one calendar year from the date of the physical. Sports physicals are an all-inclusive head-to-toe examination that will cover all sports. They are also valid for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts requirements. However, Scouts physicals do not cover sports clearance. Physicals typically take about two weeks or more to complete depending on the complexity. To better serve your child’s eye care needs, the Optometry Department is setting aside a few walk-in days for Kindergarteners through 12th graders. Today, Friday, August 24, will be designated for walk-ins from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Those wishing to secure an appointment are encouraged to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid delays. To make an appointment with your Medical Home Port Team, please call 081-811-6000.


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Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Aug. 4 at approximately 6:50 p.m., E-4/USN reported a vehicle

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Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Aug. 4 at approximately 11:59 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he was woken up in the morning by his landlord, who told him that his vehicle had been broken into. Upon further investigation the victim stated that the front window of his car had been broken out and that his motorcycle, which was previously parked inside of his gate, was now outside of the gate.

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RICARICARE / Recharge, or

CORDA / Rope ESCURSIONE / Hike FORNELLO A GAS / Gas stove FUOCO / Fire PILA / Flashlight SACCO A PELO / Sleeping bag TENDA / Tent ZAINO / Backpack ZANZARE / Mosquitos

D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 3 at approximately 11 p.m., during a command-authorized sobriety check point, CIV provided a breath sample which tested positive for the presence of alcohol. At that time the CIV was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. CIV then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.

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D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 3 at approximately 11 p.m., during a command-authorized sobriety check point, a E-6/USA service member provided a breath sample which tested positive for the presence of alcohol. At that time the service member was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. The service member then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.

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D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 6 at approximately 10 p.m., during a command-authorized sobriety check point, security personnel stopped a vehicle driven by an E-4/USN. The service member provided a breath sample that tested positive for the presence of alcohol, at which time the service member was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. The service member then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.

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D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 3 at approximately 12:59 a.m, during a command-authorized sobriety check point, a E-6/USN service member provided a breath sample which tested positive for the presence of alcohol. At that time the service member was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. The service member then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.

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Attempted Burglary (off base). On Aug. 6 at approximately 8:32 a.m., E-5/USN reported an attempted burglary that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he was woken up to the sound of his doorbell ringing, and upon answering the door his neighbor informed him that two unidentified individuals attempted to push his gate open with a car, but the neighbors were able to intervene and the individuals fled.

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D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 2 at approximately 11:46 p.m., during a command-authorized sobriety check point, an E-4/USA service member provided a breath sample which tested positive for the presence of alcohol. At that at time the service member was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. The service member then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.

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Vehicle Break In (off base). On Aug. 4, E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he was eating at a restaurant when he was notified that his vehicle had been broken into. Upon exiting the restaurant, he noticed that his passenger’s side window had been broken out and multiple items were missing from his vehicle.

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Vehicle Theft (off base). On July 30 at approximately 10:35 a.m. CIV reported a vehicle theft that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle behind his gate the night before, and upon returning the next day noticed the gate to his housing area was forced open and his vehicle was missing.

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break-in that occurred Aug. 3 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle, and upon returning noticed that the passenger’s side rear window was broken out. Upon investigation he stated that multiple items were missing from his vehicle.

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Naples Overseas Spouse’s Club (NOSC) must say adieu to Cassie Parker Neil, who has worked as the manager at the organization’s Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store. She was involved in the re-organization of the thrift store, which has led to an improved shopping experience for the customers and a better-structured work environment for the volunteers. She created the “Volunteer of The Quarter” to recognize volunteers for their efforts. Also, she has held quarterly appreciation dinners for all of the Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store volunteers. Cassie has been in ministry all of her life and loves to help others, loves people, and loves to make volunteers feel appreciated. She is very creative, musical and religious, and enjoys travel. Cassie, her husband Jon and their four children are off to 1st Marine Division, 1st Regiment, 2nd Battalion Infantry at Camp Pendleton near San Diego. She will pursue a degree in interpretation. Cassie said, “I have enjoyed my time as manager of the Thrift Store and have learned so many valuable things from my volunteers that I will take with me.” Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store’s new manager is Melania Bowen. She has been stationed in Gaeta

and Naples for almost thirteen years. Melania enjoys cooking and meeting new people. She is excited to serve as our new thrift store manager, and cannot wait to work with our customers and look for “hidden treasure.” She credits Cassie with giving her a great turnover, and feels Cassie Parker Neil, she has the tools needed departing thrift store to make the thrift store a manager continued success. “The satisfaction of volunteerism is a great feeling,” she said. “I love the people who currently volunteer at the store and hope they will stay for a long time.” Melania is married to Chief Petty Officer Bowen and they have two sons, 13-year-old Mario and 9-year-old Justin. Please stop by the thrift store and give Melania a big Naples welcome. The Forgotten Treasures Thrift store has been closed through most of August. However, the store will hold a grand re-opening Saturday, Aug. 25, with everything in the store to be 50 percent off from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Forgotten Treasures Thrift Store says goodbye to one beloved manager, welcomes another

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.

D.U.I (on base). On Aug. 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m., while conducting a command-authorized sobriety check point, security personnel stopped a vehicle driven by E-4/USN. The service member provided a breath sample that tested positive for the presence of alcohol, at which time the service member was detained and transported to the Support Site Security precinct. The service member then provided another breath sample via the Intoxilyzer 8000 that also resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Aug. 10 at approximately 10:30 p.m., E-8/USA reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Teverola, Italy. Victim stated that she locked and secured her vehicle in the Medi Mall parking lot. Upon returning to her vehicle, she noticed that her passenger’s side window had been broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of her vehicle, the victim stated that multiple items were missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Aug. 12 approximately 11:24 a.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred Aug. 11 in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle and was woken the next morning by his neighbor, who notified him that his vehicle had been broken into. Upon further investigation, the victim stated that his driver’s side window was broken out and multiple items were missing from

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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. (On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.

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Left: Rainbow MagicLand, a new theme park located south of Rome, opened to the public in May 2011. (Photos by Patrick Carnahan)

Below: Rides at Rainbow MagicLand theme park vary from exhilarating roller coasters to kid-oriented rides the whole family can enjoy.

Rainbow MagicLand: A magical adventure By Patrick Carnahan

Most people don’t think about visiting theme parks when they come to Europe, and unfortunately, many don’t take advantage of the unique opportunities to travel that come with going to those parks. I might dare to call myself the biggest roller coaster enthusiast in Naples, and as a result, I’ve managed to ride some of Europe’s best “Russian Mountains.” One of the newest and biggest parks in Italy is less than two hours away from Naples. If you’re looking for something good to do before summer ends, and if you love going to amusement parks, it would be a great idea to spend a day at Rainbow MagicLand. Located in Valmontone south of Rome, Rainbow MagicLand is a new theme park that opened May 26 of last year. I managed to sneak a visit to the park the day after its grand opening. The park has improved dramatically since opening day, with 2012 bringing the addition of new shows, some much-needed shade, and the Magic Pass fastpass system. These additions help make the park a truly world-class attraction.

Walk into Rainbow MagicLand and you’re instantly immersed in a great theme park. If you pay close attention to the details, you’ll notice that the theme in the front area of the park is a mixture of old civilizations, ranging from the Romans to the Mayans to medieval times. As you head toward the back of the park, the theme shifts into a children’s wonderland inspired by Winx Club, an Italian animated television show. Overall, the theme of the park can be appreciated by people of all ages. Family is important in Italy, and Rainbow MagicLand is most definitely a family-oriented park. Several of the attractions in the park are geared toward younger guests, with a whole section of the park dedicated to smaller kiddie-rides. There are also many rides that families can enjoy together. However, for roller coaster fans like me, there’s one reason to come to Rainbow MagicLand that stands above the rest. Without a doubt, the star attraction of Rainbow MagicLand is Shock – the Steam Machine. Built with a steampunk theme, the ride utilizes a

magnetic launch that accelerates riders from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. It then chucks riders into a tall airtime hill, a non-inverting loop, an ultrafast overbanked turn, and a corkscrew. Overall, it’s one of the most exciting roller coasters in Italy, and certainly a ride that you won’t want to miss. To best prepare for a visit to Rainbow MagicLand, you should buy your tickets online and a Magic Pass for each person who attends. Plan to visit the park on a weekday, as the park tends to be very busy on weekends. Wake up early on the day that you go, apply sunscreen before you set off for the park, bring at least

€20 per person for food and souvenirs, and get to the park shortly before it opens. Being ready for the park is a major part of having a good visit. Once you’ve entered MagicLand, quickly pick up your Magic Pass and head for the back of the park. You’ll want to get rides done at the back of the park first, as most guests tend to visit attractions near the park entrance. The Shock ride breaks down somewhat frequently, so you’ll want to get there to ride it as soon as possible. Plan to hit whatever shows you’d like, and make sure to take advantage of Italian lunch time to enjoy rides with shorter

lines. Use your Magic Pass when there’s a line that’s more than 10 minutes long (or if it simply looks long). If you know how to navigate the park, you can make the most of your visit to Rainbow MagicLand. I hope that I’ve inspired you to get off the couch and enjoy the last days of summer while you can. If you have any questions about the park, visit or e-mail to get information. If you have any questions about theme parks in Europe, don’t hesitate to shoot me an e-mail at Happy themeparking!

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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NEW LINK: Europe/About/Jobs/index.htm. The Human Resources Office is located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, OR at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, OR by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, OR at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, the following HRO services will be open only from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: • ID/CAC CARDS (DD1172-2) • Requests for an Official Passport (DD1056) • Logistical Support Letters • Work Certificates

U.S. POSITIONS For a current list of U.S. vacancies and application process information visit our website at: http://cnic. navy. mil/Europe/About/Jobs/index.htm CLOSING AUG. 30 Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS08XX-13, ANN#EUR12-418739-AV, Full Time Permanent CLOSING SEPT. 6 Program Manager, GS-0340-13, ANN#EUR12-421678-EG, Full Time Permanent Program Analyst, GS-0340-13, ANN#EUR12-407970-SC, Full Time Permanent Program Assistant (O/A), GS0344-07, ANN#EUR12-427653-SC, Full Time Permanent

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

COURTESY U.S. VACANCY ANNOUCEMENTS Community Bank seeks a Banking Center Service Supervisor at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino. To apply online, please use the “Careers” link at, or submit your resume to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples is seeking a full-time contract dental assistant at the Support Site. If you are interested in the position, please contact Ms. Paola Gargiulo at 081-8116117 or Paola.gargiulo@med. The position will remain open through Sept. 7, 2012 (inclusive). Central Texas College seeks a Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) instructor to provide instruction to improve job related reading, arithmetic, and communication skills. Two years teaching experience required. Must be able to effectively communicate with students. Apply to the Central Texas College Naples office, located in the Admin II building at Capodichino. Point of contact: Lisbeth Farinella, academic programs manager, at or 0444-718-930.

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

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS For a current list of LN vacancies and application process information visit our NEW website at: http:// index.htm CLOSING SEPT. 6 Office Automation Assistant, Ua0326-05, ANN#62588-410407-AG, 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: Europe/About/Jobs/AboutWorking Here/index.htm. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the HRO services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO Representative is available for the bi-weekly "Meet & Greet" at the NSA, Support Site Base, Navy Exchange Food Court area from 8 to 9 a.m. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he/she will bring the question back to the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next "Meet & Greet" is Aug. 27, 2012.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: FleetAndFamilyReadiness/About FleetAndFamilyReadiness/Jobs/ index.htm The necessary application forms are also available on line. For any questions you have you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.

NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child Program Assistant, CY1702-I/II, ANN#12-083, (Multiple Positions) flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Youth Program Assistant, CY1702-I/II, ANN#12-084, (Multiple Positions) flexible/regular Youth Programs, Support Site/Carney Park. Assembles or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old/, School Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, Teen Center Program

for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guardian. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-044, flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN# 12-037, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-042 flexible, Golf Course, Carney Park. Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-104, flexible, Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-145, flexible temporary (seasonal employment) Aquatics Division, Carney Park/Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. 1st cut off date: 08/03/2012. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-018901/02, ANN#12-105, flexible, MWR Gaeta. Serves as a primary front line customer service representative of the overall program and as such, must continually present information in a highly professional and customer friendly style. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-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. Food Service Worker, NA-7408-04, ANN#12-035, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done. Lifeguard, NF-0189-01, ANN#12062 (Multiple positions) flexible full time (seasonal employment), Aquatics Division, Carney Park/ Support Site. Works as instructor, safeguards and supervises swimmers and bathers in pool area. Open until filled.

CNREURAFSWA NAF U.S POSITION Education Technician, NF-170203, ANN#12-124, regular full time, Fleet and Family Readiness

Program, CYP Division, Naples. Assist with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. First cut off date is 07/17/2012, with subsequent cut-off every 14 days. Closing date: 09/03/2012.

NEX EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Building 2091-B Call 081-813-5252/5253/5254 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application, please visit our website at: https://www.

U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#1200026I Sales Clerk/E2A/ NF-01/RFT. Closes: 08/24/12. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling men’s apparel and accessory merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly displayed. Ann#1200029N Sales Clerk/D2B/ NF-01/RFT. Closes: 08/31/12. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling watches and accessories to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#1200026J Sales Clerk/ E5A/NF-01/Flex. Closes: 08/24/12. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling children’s merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed.

Ann#120000BN Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#120001U9 Security Guard/ 52/NF-01/Flex Part Time. Closes: Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00$9.50. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc. DISTRIBUTION CENTER, GRICIGNANO Ann#120001V8 Warehouse Worker/71/NA-05/Flex. Closes: 8/3/12. Pay Rate: $12.75. Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lower grade associates. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120000B4 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. GRICIGNANO MINI MART No Vacancies JFC-NATO MINI MART No Vacancies LATINA MINI MART Ann#120001GD Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques.


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