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58th year, No. 46

Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy

Friday, december 6, 2013

Yuletide Spirit Fills the Air around Naples

W hat ’ s I nsIde

By Lou Freed

Christmas warmth and joy radiate in the city with handcrafted Nativity scenes in the historic center as well as in churches and museums all around town. Christmas trees now also twinkle at shopping malls and shops reminding shoppers ‘tis the season for gift giving. On selected dates through midDecember, Verdi’s “Aida” opera will mesmerize audiences with outstanding scenes, costumes and songs to be followed towards the end of month by the holiday ballet favorite, “The Nutcracker.” Also enhancing the joyful season is the opening of the annual “Showcolate” today in Piazza Plebiscito while some Campanian towns are busily planning their upcoming gastronomical events or musical shows.

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Presepe Traditional Neapolitan Christmas art lives on To recall Christ’s humble birth, St. Francis of Assisi is said to have celebrated Mass in front of a cave with a manger and animals in 1223. The representation subsequently inspired church clerics and Italian nobles to commission centerpieces for their own use, generating the spread of the art. Today, a favorite Neapolitan tradition you can share is to add a new figure to the family Presepe each year. Nativity craftsmen in the narrow San Gregorio Armeno Street are living proofs of the art that developed in the city during Bourbon times. To date, the Cuciniello Crib in the San Martino Monastery Museum, donated by the local architect and playwright Michele Cuciniello, is the city’s largest and most exquisite achievement of the art. This is a great one to share with your holiday guests. Described by critics as a “theatrical event,” the work features the Holy Family in the midst of nearly 600 villagers and shepherds dressed in traditional Neapolitan costumes going about their daily lives — farming, cooking, entertaining, dining or dancing. See Yuletide Spirit Page 4

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Galleria Umberto, with its designer shops and boutiques across from the San Carlo Theater and the Royal Palace, is a favorite gathering point for Neapolitans during the holidays. Last year, many Neapolitans posted their wishes for good luck, health and others on the Christmas tree within the 19th century treasure. (Photo by J. Freed)

Remembering Pearl Harbor An Account of the Pearl Harbor Attack by Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Lee Soucy, crewman aboard the USS Utah (AG 16) From the Naval History and Heritage Command and courtesy of the Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

I had just had breakfast and was looking out a porthole in sick bay when someone said, "What the hell are all those planes doing up there on a Sunday?" Someone else said, "It must be those crazy Marines. They'd be the only ones out maneuvering on a Sunday." When I looked up in the sky I saw five or six planes starting their descent. Then when the first bombs dropped on the hangers at Ford Island, I thought, "Those guys are missing us by a mile." Inasmuch as practice bombing was a daily occurrence to us, it was not too unusual for planes to drop bombs, but the time and place were quite out of line. We could not imagine bombing practice in port. It occurred to me and to most of the others that someone had really

goofed this time and put live bombs on those planes by mistake. In any event, even after I saw a huge fireball and cloud of black smoke rise from the hangers on Ford Island and heard explosions, it did not occur to me that these were enemy planes. It was too incredible! Simply beyond imagination! "What a SNAFU," I moaned. As I watched the explosions on Ford Island in amazement and disbelief, I felt the ship lurch. We didn't know it then, but we were being bombed and torpedoed by planes approaching from the opposite (port) side. The bugler and bosun's mate were on the fantail ready to raise the colors at 8 o'clock. In a matter of seconds, the bugler sounded "General Quarters." I grabbed my first aid bag and headed for my battle station amidship. See Remembering Pearl Harbor Page 11

Thanksgiving Celebrations Held for Single Sailors Page 13

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Captain’s Corner

Base Notes

Sojourner’s Permits Required for Holiday Travel

By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer

Tomorrow, the United States commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. NSA will commemorate the event this morning at 10 a.m. in the Capo piazza. The attack resulted in the death of 2,403 Department of Defense personnel and precipitated our entrance into the Pacific theatre during WWII. The attack began at 7:55 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941. Japanese naval forces included six mighty aircraft carriers, 2 heavy cruisers, 35 submarines, 2 light cruisers, 9 oilers, 2 battleships and 11 destroyers. The attacking forces came in two waves, the first consisting of 183 aircraft which included 40 torpedo planes, 49 level bombers, 51 dive bombers and 43 fighters. The second wave included 170 planes, 54 of them level bombers, 80 divebombers and 36 fighters. Over 350 Japanese planes were involved in overall attack which devastated the Pacific Fleet. Please join us in remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during this morning’s brief ceremony. There are many ways we can come together during this holiday season, for celebration, introspection or reflection. Last night, the tree lighting ceremony and annual holiday Navy Band concert were held aboard Support Site for hundreds of personnel and their families. Over the coming days, many command Christmas Parties will provide an opportunity to enjoy the holidays with friends and co-workers. Tomorrow, the annual Army/Navy game will kick off at noon at the Naples High School football stadium. Next Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Naples High School at 7:30 p.m. Though all the advanced tickets have been distributed with single Sailors receiving the priority, there will be about 250 seats available the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. The annual Christmas Cantata concert will be held at the Support Site Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 14. The cantata begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the community. The following day, Sunday, Dec. 15 will see the third annual Operation Buon Natale at the Support Site Teen Center gym, where children from a local orphanage are invited aboard to receive gifts provided by military community members, enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner, and participate in cultural exchange with our local military community and their families. For those still waiting to mail gifts back to the States, be aware that our “guaranteed by Dec. 25” dates have already passed for Parcel Post, Space Available, First Class and Priority Mail. Express Mail Military Service is due by Dec. 16. Do not delay, and as always, ensure that you purchase insurance for packages as uninsured packages receive no protection from loss, theft or destruction. Enjoy these last few weeks of 2013 as we ramp up for the holidays, and remember to stay safe!

Reminder from RLSO: check your sojourner permit to ensure that it is still valid for holiday travel. If not, come to Region Legal Service Office, Legal Assistance Department, at Capodichino on the 1st floor of Admin II. Legal Assistance must be notified at least one full week prior to anticipated travel in order to facilitate the process of providing you with a sojourner permit or a receipt that will allow your reentry into Italy. Please contact Legal Assistance with any questions at 081-568-4576.

Holiday Greetings on SiriusXM Joint Hometown News Service (JHNS) has partnered with SiriusXM radio to allow military men and women anywhere in the world to send Holiday Greetings to their loved ones back home. Service members can call a toll-free number, 888-776-2790, or DSN 312-733-4660 and leave a message for airing on SiriusXM. All that's needed is rank, full name, hometown, where you are stationed, and a quick greeting. The greetings will be aired on SiriusXM's Holiday Traditions channel now through Jan. 1, 2014.

Commissary Holiday Hours The commissary will be open Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Dec. 25, and 26, open Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and closed Jan 1, 2014.

Positive Balances on School Lunch Accounts Required To ensure your child receives a nutritious school lunch, sponsors should keep a positive balance in their child’s account at all times. Student accounts with a negative balance severely affect the ability of the School Meal Program to be self-sustaining. The NEX, your food service provider, does not have the financial resources to provide student meals without reimbursement. Payments are accepted at NEX Customer Service. You can also set up a free account at to keep track of your child’s account balance and set up low balance alerts. For a small fee, you can add money to your child’s balance from your home or office computer, tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device.

Reminder: No Pets Allowed on School Grounds Community members are asked to refrain from walking dogs while dropping off or picking up children from school. The Pet Policy for NSA Naples includes three areas on Support Site where pets are unauthorized: TLA, the Commissary/NEX shopping center, and the school facilities. A link to the Pet Policy can be found at

2013 Military Mail Holiday Mailing Dates The following are recommended mail-by dates for best chance delivery prior to Dec. 25. From the United States to Naples and Naples to the United States, mail by Dec. 16 for Express Mail Military Service. Dates for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Space Available Mail, Parcel Post/Parcel Air Lift have all passed. Insurance is strongly suggested on all holiday packages.

College Mini-term over the Holidays The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is offering two hybrid courses over the holidays, IFSM 201, Concepts and Applications of Information Technology and ITAL 333, Italian Life and Culture. Contact the UMUC office at Capo on the main floor of Admin II, or call 626-6673.

Now-Dec. 19: Support Site Power Outages for Annual Preventative Maintenance Annual preventative maintenance on electrical substation transformers requires a series of power outages in order to safely maintain an efficient electrical distribution system within the Support Site. Due to battery back-up capability, all facility and Housing life safety systems will function under nor-

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mal operating conditions. The schedule for the power outages is as follows: • Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2028, B2029, B2031, B2039 through B2049. • Monday, Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2036 through B2038; B2050 through B2056. • Thursday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospital (B2082); Hospital Energy Bldg (B2086).

Now-Dec. 20: ‘Port-to-Port’ Self-Paced Swim Program Journey from Naples to Gaeta via the imaginary coastline in the Capo FitZone pool. Swim laps anytime during regular pool hours and record your workout on your log sheet. All participants who complete the 100 km swim (4,000 lengths) by Friday, Dec. 20 will receive a prize package. The lifeguard on duty must verify & initial laps. For more information, call DSN 626-4254 or 081-568-4254.

Dec. 7: Capo Power Outages Public Works will be conducting annual substation transformer maintenance throughout Capo until Dec. 7. This maintenance will require electrical power outages to most buildings. The schedule for the electrical outages is as follows: Dec. 7: Admin I, II and III, and the C4I building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Facilities Operations Specialists have provided notification to impacted tenants and signs will be posted prior to the outages.

Dec. 11: Harlem Globetrotters tickets no longer available at ITT The Globetrotters will be performing at the Naples American High School gym on Dec. 11. Tickets are no longer available for pick up at ITT. Seats are now available directly at the door on the night of the event (doors open at 1830 for 1900 showing) and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Dec. 11-12: Santa’s Calling! Send a special message to a child this Christmas with a phone call from Santa. Complete a short form with the child’s information and submit it to MWR by Dec. 10. The program is free and open to US Active Duty Military and DOD ID cardholders. Forms are available for pickup at Support Site (Bowling center, Youth Center and CDC) and at Capo (CDC and MWR Admin office in Admin 1 bldg). The form can also be downloaded from the MWR Facebook page. CYP is also looking for volunteers to be Santa on the Phone for this program. For more information, call DSN 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.

Dec. 12: ACT/SAT Early Winter Test Dates The Navy College Office will administer the ACT test on Dec. 12 and Mar. 27. The office will administer the SAT on Feb. 27, 2014. Score Reports are available six to eight weeks after the test date. Make your appointment with the Navy College Office at Capo, Bldg 442A, Room G-036.1, or or DSN 626-6678/6681, and ask Navy College to email you the ACT/SAT helpful hints pages.

Dec. 13: Birthday Party with Connect the Tots Community members are invited to the Connect the Tots December Birthday Party on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Support Site food court. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders.

Dec. 14: USO Christmas Wonderland Held at the Naples High School Cafeteria from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., stop by to meet Santa, participate in holiday crafts and watch a magic show. Cotton candy and holiday tokens will be available for all. Letters may be brought to mail to Santa.

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Dec. 14: Annual Christmas Cantata at Support Site Chapel The Annual Christmas Cantata will be held in the Support Site Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the community. The Italian Choir “Il Coro Annibale Messore” will be performing the concert. They are composed of 30 members and have performed at the Saint Peter’s Basilica, Abbey of Montecassino, and have accompanied the Roman Philharmonic Orchestra. Please contact the Chaplain’s office at 626-3539 for more information.

Dec. 15: Deadline to Register for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program The Region Legal Service Office is looking for volunteers for the income tax assistance program. Each volunteer will receive IRS training and the necessary tools to assist with tax assistance. The deadline to register is Sunday, Dec. 15. For more information or to register, please call DSN: 626-4576, 081-568-4576 or send a message to LTJG Hayden at

Dec. 16: Holiday Craft Crew with Connect the Tots Connect the Tots will hold a holiday craft event for

families with young children on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Support Site food court. We'll create a special memory for this season. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID card holders. All materials will be provided. Connect-the-Tots-Club

Dec. 19: NMCRS Baby Basics Class A monthly class on newborn care and other useful tips for expecting parents is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 19. The class is offered by Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Visiting Nurses and is open to U.S. military, civilians and NATO ID cardholders. It will be held at the NMCRS office located in room G-16 of the Admin II building at Capo. To register for the class and for more information, call NMCRS at DSN: 6263913 or 081-568-3913.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass in Rome for Single Service Members All are single sailors are invited to attend the holy Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. 5 Euros includes transportation and Mass tickets. Only 30 seats are available for this event. First come, first serve. Stop by any USO Naples center location for more information.

Italian News Briefs

Compiled by Teresa Merola

Waste Burning in Italy can Bring 6-Year Prison Sentence Waste burning without authorization in Italy can be punished with penalties up to 6 years of prison. This has been a plague particularly in the southern Campania region, said Premier Enrico Letta Tuesday. The decree introduced provides tougher controls on agricultural land, harsh penalties for those found guilty of burning waste, and allocated an additional 600 million euros to the 300 million already granted to Campania to clear land used for illegal garbage dumps. The measure is effective immediately though it needs to be approved by both houses of parliament to be converted into law. According to environmental group Legambiente, 14 percent of environmental crimes in Italy take place in Campania, where 6,000 illegal waste fires and 2,000 toxic dumps were reported between January 2012 and August 2013. Italian farmers' confederation, CIA, welcomed the decree, stressing that the waste crisis has led to a 35 percent to 40 percent drop in sales of typical food products from Campania, like buffalo mozzarella cheese, fruit and vegetables, with annual losses for the regional food sector estimated at around 5 billion euros.

Naples to Open New Metro Station Naples inaugurated a new metro station called Garibaldi, which will connect the suburban area of the city to downtown Naples and the railway station by the end of December. Many officials attended

the opening ceremony including the Minister of Transport Maurizio Lupi, who announced that the government will give the green light to 600 million euro in investments to achieve new routes, including Centro Direzionale, Poggioreale and Capodichino. The works are expected to end by 2016.

St. Peter’s Square to Host Special Nativity Scene This year St. Peter’s Square in Rome will host a Neapolitan nativity scene made by a craftsman of statues and statuettes of shepherds from the 1700s and also an anti-mafia activist and supporter of the Land of Fires movement in Campania. Last year the nativity scene was donated to St. Peter’s Square by the Basilicata southern region.

Police in a Few Italian Cities Carry Pepper Spray for Trial Period Police in Rome, Milan and Naples have started a test phase carrying pepper spray that could lead to widespread use. The spray is used to immobilize people by causing severe eye irritation and if successful it could be distributed in other bigger Italian cities. Authorities considered introducing pepper spray to the police arsenal but concerns regarding safety prevented them so far.

American Singer Making World Tour Due to Documentary Success American singer Rodriguez is coming to Italy in March 2014. He was featured in the 2013 Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar

Man.” Rodriguez fell into obscurity after the commercial failure of two albums, except in South Africa where his songs became anthems of cultural rebellion during apartheid. Since the film’s debut, Rodriguez’s music has been enjoying a revival sparking high-grossing record sales and a worldwide tour. He will perform two concerts in Italy, one in Bologna, March 22, and one in Milan, March 23.

Man Claims ‘Mafia Chief’ Title to Get Free Food A man from a city close to Salerno found a unique way of eating croissants and drinking coffee without paying. He told a barman he was a mafia chief and to back up the story he left a bottle of gasoline outside the bar in response to a request of paying. The bartender was tired of the abuses committed by the man over several days and reported the man to the police who later arrested him.

Italian Woman is Oldest in Europe The oldest living person in Europe is an Italian woman, 114, who lives in Verbania in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. She is also the fifth-oldest person in the world. The Italian president Giorgio Napolitano sent his congratulations for her birthday last week. She told a journalist she has gone to bed before 7 p.m. and woken up before 6 a.m. almost every day of her life. She eats biscuits with milk or water for breakfast and during the day she has two eggs, one raw and one cooked. For lunch she eats pasta and minced meat and for dinner she gets just a glass of milk.



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) is seeking a manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the NOSC Thrift Store on Support Site. The manager will work closely with and report to the vice president of fundraising on the NOSC Board. Supervisor, retail and marketing experience is preferred, as well as a working knowledge of Excel, Word, Facebook and the Internet. The position requires 120 volunteer hours per month. NOSC Store operations training will be provided. Please contact if interested. ARGOSY UNIVERSITY is looking for participants to take part in an exploratory study on Military Vs. Civilian Leadership. Volunteers would take part in a one-hour interview detailing previous military leadership role(s) and your current civilian leadership role. If interested, please contact Lovell Jones at 340-959-1173 or NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or in taking a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 for more information. You can also "like" our Facebook page American Red Cross Naples - to keep up with current opportunities. FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER is looking for volunteers to assist in the event of an emergency. Volunteers could be called upon if families are relocated to Support Site due to a natural disaster or similar emergency that exceeds what the FFSC staff can support. Volunteers may greet families, inquire about needs, organize supplies, complete paperwork, etc. Being on the list does not obligate anyone to a future event. If you are interested in volunteering for this, please call 081-811-6372 or email CLUB BEYOND is searching for volunteers to serve as Adult Leaders. Leaders assist in planning, setup and conducting small group meetings with students in grades 7 through 12. Leadership training lasts a month. If interested, please contact Arturo Paulino at for an appointment. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. 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

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON THE NAPLES TOASTMASTERS CLUB provides materials and experience to improve competent communication and leadership skills. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at the Support Site Community Center. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit or like us on Facebook "Toastmasters Naples Italy." ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, please call 339-267-7075 or visit NAVY LEAGUE NAPLES has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Junior ROTC that expose young people to the values of our sea services. Personnel interested in joining or participating with the Navy League should contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051. PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meet every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for worship and bible Study. Stay up-to-date with current events at our Facebook page PWOC Naples or contact us at to be on our email distribution. NATO LIONS RUGBY CLUB is looking for new players. All abilities wanted. Practice is held every Wednesday at Carney Park at 5:45 p.m. Show up with shoes, shorts and a mouth guard. Training and development will be provided. If you have any questions, email Mark Woodall or co-manager Andrew Bohnsack at or CLUB BEYOND is a youth group run by Naval Support Activity Naples Religious Ministries. Club Beyond is open to children in grades 7 through 12, and meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel Fellowship Hall at the Support Site. For more information, please contact Arturo at 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 NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail 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.

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Ballet dancers in the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy perform the Dance of the Snowflakes in a previous presentation at the San Carlo Theater of “The Nutcracker” by choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Tchaikovsky. Capture the holiday spirit this year at the renowned show Dec. 29-Jan. 5 in the same venue. For bookings and details, visit (Photo by J. Freed)

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Angels, animals, varied village and landscape settings enhance the spectacular explosion of color and drama, inspiring many viewers of the piece to visit more creches in the city. Impressive tableaux of the sort are also displayed at the Royal Palaces in Caserta and Naples.

Opera San Carlo Theater set to amaze with Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Aida’ Profuse pomp and glory opens the 18th century venue’s lyrical season with the world-acclaimed opera, “Aida”. Well-remembered for the triumphal march music and Egyptian pharaohs and other symbols, the masterpiece follows a rivalrous love triangle. The story unfolds with the Ethiopian slave, Aida, in love with the military commander, Radames, who in turn is loved by Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter. Radames is secretly in love with Aida and is torn between the country he serves and the woman he loves, a dilemma that is sorted out through passionate arias, duets and choruses in the four-act work. Joining forces for the spectacular event are musical director Nicola Luisotti, choirmaster Salvatore Caputo, ballet corps director Alessandra Panzavolta and stage director Franco Dragone. Besides Lucrecia Garcia and Kristin Lewis sharing the role of Aida, Jorge De Leòn and Fabio Sartori are interpreting Radames on specified evenings. The San Carlo orchestra, chorus and ballet corps are also in the program. Other cast members can be identified at Performances run through Dec 17. Book online through the theater’s website or call 081-7972331.

Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet to enchant audiences Magical, “The Nutcracker” returns to the San Carlo Theater with stellar dancers Giuseppe Picone, Ambra Vallo and the San Carlo Ballet Corps under the direction of David Coleman Dec. 29-Jan 5. A holiday staple in many theaters for the dance routines and winter wonderland scenarios (Christmas trees, snowflakes, dolls, toy soldiers, gifts and food) the work provides heaps of heartwarming spirit and cheer. In the story, a nutcracker prince comes to life then leads the young and pretty Clara to the enchanting

world of the Sugar Plum Fairy for outstanding winter ambiance and entertainment. Based on Ernst Hoffman’s "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," Marius Petipa choreographed the ballet in the 19th century, music for which Tchaikovsky later composed. For the production, credits go to Ballet Corps Director Alessandra Panzavolta; Children’s Chorus Director, Stefania Rinaldi; Nicola Rubertelli for the sets and Giusi Giustino for the costumes. For bookings and details, visit or call 081-797-2331.

Concerts Caserta Chamber Ensemble rolls out classical music for the holidays Through Dec. 23, with specific dates to be announced, the Caserta Chamber Music Ensemble brings back to stage music by Johann Baptist Vanhal at either Piedimonte Matese’s Complesso di San Domenico as well as at Caiazzo’s Chiesa di San Francesco. Moving forward, pianist Oliver Kern, will entertain with Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin

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

and Scriabin compositions Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. at Herculaneum’s Villa Campolieto. More details can be found at

Gastronomy Italian bakers are prolific when it comes to producing “panettone” (cupola-shaped raisin and candied fruit cake) and “pandoro” (star-shaped cake) this time of year, but there are delights for the sweet tooth, like the ones below. See Yuletide Spirit Page 5

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Naples October 2013 Births Oct. 6:

Elizabeth Lemon Lehman, 6 pounds and 10 ounces, daughter of Kemberley M. Lehman and LT Jake S. Lehman.

Oct. 7:

Lincoln Andrew Santamaria, 7 pounds and 13 ounces, son of Samantha B. Santamaria and Petty Officer Andrew M. Santamaria.

Oct. 7:

Parker Siena Showalter, 6 pounds and 12 ounces, daughter of Meredith B. Showalter and LCDR Jeffery R. Showalter.

Oct. 18: Alyssa Joan Ehler, 6 pounds and 9 ounces, daughter of Melissa P. Ehler and Steven P.C. Ehler. Oct. 22: Patrick Lawrence Crawford, 7 pounds and 5 ounces, son of Lindsey J. Crawford and LT Scott P. Crawford. Oct. 23: Freya Lauren Mint Shelhon, 6 pounds and 14.8 ounces, daughter of ET3 Ashley M. Shelhon. Oct. 24: Nathan Andrew Vaughan, 7 pounds, son of Jessica R. Vaughan and MA2 Arthur G. Vaughan.

Oct. 9:

Gabriel Kade Tagert, 9 pounds and 2.4 ounces, son of Wendy L. Tagert and Bradley Q. Tagert.

Oct. 9:

Levi Sebastian Corneanu, 7 pounds and 14 ounces, son of Petty Officer Elizabeth R. Lebold and Petty Officer Ovidiu Corneanu.

Oct. 28: Collin James Crocker, 9 pounds and 4.9 ounces, son of Brandi D. Crocker and HM1 Brandon S. Crocker.

Oct. 16: Emerson Claire Lorenzen, 8 pounds and 7 ounces, daughter of Kiersten M. Lorenzen and IS2 Joshua A. Lorenzen.

Oct. 28: Gavin Michael Jones, 7 pounds and .5 ounces, son of Stephanie L. Jones and MU3 Jeffrey B. Jones.

Oct. 24: Gabriella Grace Bannister, 6 pounds and 10 ounces, daughter of Carol J. Bannister and SSG Samuel W. Bannister.


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. All classes require registration.

• Dec. 8: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Dec. 9: Resume Writing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Dec. 10-11: Transition GPS Career Tracks: Accessing Higher Education, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Dec. 10: Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 2 Sessions) • Dec. 10: Tombola Game, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Dec. 10: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Support Site FFSC • Dec. 10: Stress Management 101, Part 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Dec. 10: Stress Management – Part 2 – When the Rubber Meets the Road, 11 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC

Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. All classes require registration.

“Showcolate” bigger and better this year Chocoholics or not, everyone is welcome to the delicious and free fair today through Dec. 15 in Piazza Plebiscito, site of the Naples Royal Palace. There, major Italian and foreign chocolate manufacturers are showcasing artisanal chocolates. Available are free (but limited) tastings as well as a window on cocoa production worldwide, courtesy of Eurochocolate World. Plentiful educational, flavorful fun and entertainment are also in store for children. To learn more, log on to

Other Campanian food events to consider Bacoli (near Pozzuoli) in the Phlegrean Fields has programmed a Festa dei mandarini e degli agrumi flegrei (Phlegrean Orange and Citrus) Dec. 14-15 at the Complesso Naturalistico de “Il Ramo d’oro” at 108 via Risorgimento. Details are posted at www.festamandarinieagrumi-

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San Marco dei Cavoti kicks off “Festa del Torrone e del Croccantino” Dental providers and diet gurus may caution against indulging too much at this sweet affair in the Benevento province town Dec. 6-8 then Dec. 14-15. Stars on these dates are torrone (chewy nougat) and croccantino (crunchy nougat), a local delight with hazelnuts, almonds and cocoa. Not only scrumptious anytime, they are also popular holiday gifts. As a holiday kick-off, the mega croccantino or the longest nougat in the world will be unveiled Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. View the rest of the program at then link to “Il programma.”


• Dec. 9: Sponsorship Training, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Dec. 10: Cooking Class and Visit to Terracina Town Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Dec. 13: Novello Wine and Olive Oil Making, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FFSC Tip of the Week: Stay Fit and Stress Free From the Fleet and Family Support Center

A pastry chef crafting Presepe figures at last year’s “Showcolate” event in Piazza Plebiscito, site of the Naples Royal Palace. Through Dec. 15, chocoholics or not, everyone is welcome to the delicious and free fair to experience artigianal chocolates, free (but limited) tastings, flavorful fun and entertainment for the family. The event poster can be viewed at (Photo by J. Freed) If you wish to head towards Positano after Christmas, the town will hold a Sagra della Zeppola on the beach, Dec. 28-29 at 6 p.m. The zeppola at this fest will be a bit different from the pastry with the same name on the Feast of St. Joseph in March, according to organizers. The

town’s winter version will be fried dough garnished with honey and other sweets unlike the St. Joseph Feast’s delight with cream and cherry. Before making the trip, confirm the event is still programmed through the Comune di Positano at 089-812-2535. The program can be viewed at

Did you know that chronic stress is one of the major causes of overeating and, at the same time, a trigger for weight loss dieters? What happens is that cortisol-a hormone released by the body as a response to stress-is responsible for our cravings of carbs and sweets. Cortisol provides this extra energy to the fat cells near the liver where they are quickly converted into glucose so we can fight or fly. On the other hand, cortisol affects liver functionality and slows down the entire digestive system inducing even more cravings. And the more fat that is stored, the harder it is to lose weight! Managing stress then becomes critical for weight control. Diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, mindful eating, guided imagery, journaling, yoga are some of the techniques discussed and experienced in the Stress Management class. Call 081-811-6533 for more information.

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)


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Naples Community Health Awareness

Nimitz Visits Pearl Harbor

From Naval Support Activity Naples Public Affairs

The Naples Public Health Evaluation (PHE) was an extensive effort to learn more about the potential environmental health risks present in the Campania region of Italy. The Navy established health protective policies based on the study’s findings to protect the health of U.S. personnel and their families, which includes bottled water advisories and health protective lease clauses. The PHE found the potential health risks for living offbase can be mitigated by following established risk-management actions. The enduring health protection policies are as follows: • Maintain the July 2008 bottled water advisory for U.S. personnel living off base. • Maintain the New Lease Suspension Zone (NLSZ) areas, based on U.S. Navy and Italian environmental sampling data. In these zones, U.S. Navy personnel are not permitted to sign new rental home leases. • Maintain the U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples PHE website and the U.S. Navy Regional Water Quality Board. • Maintain the health-protective U.S. Navy lease clauses for private off-base rental homes: – Landlords must provide containerized water service from a Navy-approved vendor. – Leased homes must be supplied by city water or permitted wells. Landlords must disconnect all non-permitted wells and provide proof of connection to the city water system or that the well is permitted. – Landlords should clean and disinfect domestic water holding tanks every six months. • The U.S. Navy will continue to share data with designated Italian public health officials.

Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) enters Pearl Harbor. Nimitz is in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit during their transit home after an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (Photo by MCSA Kelly M. Agee)

Throughout the Public Health Evaluation, the U.S. Navy established health protective policies and took immediate action, when necessary, to protect the health of U.S. personnel and their families. The risk management analysis determined that many of the health protective policies established during Phase I and Phase II will continue, as well as new policies implemented to ensure continued health protection. The Phase I and II reports, along with fact sheets addressing commonly asked questions and a detailed timeline of study components, are available through a link on the Naval Support Activity Naples website: If you have a concern about your specific health risk and how the study relates to you, please contact the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples at DSN: 629-6299 or commercial: 081-811-6299.

Scholarships for Military Children Program Opened By Cherie Huntington, Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program became available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed. This year’s award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. An applicant must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 – or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university – of a service member on active duty, Reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are

enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. The applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2014 or be enrolled in studies designed to transfer to a four-year program. Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps service members and their families, administers the program. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship management services organization, manages and awards the scholarships. Commissary partners and the general public donate money to the program; every dollar donated goes directly to funding the scholarships. Since inception of the program in 2001, more than $11.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to 7,412 military dependents from more than 71,000 applicants. For more information, students or sponsors can email Scholarship Managers at

Sailors render honors as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits past the USS Arizona (BB 39) memorial in Pearl Harbor, Dec. 3. (Photo by MCSA Aiyana S. Paschal)

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Seeking Nominations for the 2014 Women's Leadership Awards From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy's Office of Women's Policy announced in NAVADMIN 293/13 that the Navy is accepting nominations for the 2014 Capt. Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards. Presented annually, the awards recognize and honor the inspirational and visionary leadership of Navy service members whose ideals and dedication foster a positive working environment, while reinforcing and furthering the integration of women into the Navy. Nominations are now being accepted for four award categories: senior officer (O-4 and above), junior officer (W-2 through O-3), senior enlisted (E-7 through E-9), and junior enlisted (E-5 through E6). One award winner will be chosen for each category. Nominees should embody inspirational, innovative and imaginative leadership demonstrated by example both on and off duty. Additionally, applicants should be mature leaders who have shown exceptional leadership over time and have overcome challenges while serving. Nominations should also address the professional accomplishments, leadership style, and community involvement of the service member. Candidates must be nominated by their commanding officer or officer in charge and receive an endorsement from the command's immediate superior in command (ISIC). Nominations are open to both active and Reserve service members. Nominations are due no later than Jan. 17. Packages must be submitted electronically via the command's ISIC to Chief Petty Officer Jessica Myers, senior enlisted advisor to the Office of Women's Policy, at Previous award winners include Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Susan Whitman, who served aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) when she was selected as the 2011 Capt. Joy Bright Hancock Senior Enlisted Leadership Award winner. Soon after receiving her award, Whitman was selected to serve as the Naval Safety Training Center command master chief. In October 2013, Whitman will become the force master chief for Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, becoming one of only two enlisted women in the Navy serving in the position of a force master chief. Chief Petty Officer Sonseeahray Walker, of Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, and Chief Petty Officer Virginia L. Horton, of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, Wash., were recipients of the Master Chief Anna DerVartanian Junior Enlisted Leadership Award as first class petty officers in 2011 and 2012 consecutively. Both Walker and Horton were promoted to the rank of chief petty officer last month. "It was an honor to receive the award, and it means a lot to me, being in the military for 17 years," said Walker. "When I found out, I was actually shocked for being awarded above all the outstanding women in the Navy. It means more than anything to be recognized and acknowledged for what I do." For more information about the Capt. Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership awards or to download an award template, visit bupers/womenspolicy/pages/hancockaward.aspx.

Vice Adm. William "Bill" F. Moran, chief of naval personnel (CNP), speaks to Sailors aboard the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) about fleet manning and budget issues. This was Moran's first visit to the Pacific Northwest since being named CNP in August. (Photo by MCC Ahron Arendes)

Myth Busting - Addressing Sailors' Concerns By Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel

Shipmates, Just back from a five-day trip to the West coast where I had several opportunities to meet with Sailors stretching from the Pacific Northwest (Bangor, Everett and Bremerton), south to Monterey and finishing up in San Diego. In Washington, Fleet Beldo and I visited USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60), USS Alabama (SSBN), USS Nebraska (SSBN) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN74). In Monterey we met with Naval Post Graduate School faculty and staff and addressed the combined service student body at a SECNAV Guest Lecture. Finally, in San Diego, we spent half a day underway onboard USS Fort Worth (LCS3), spoke at an all hands call with HSC and HSM Sailors on Naval Air Station North Island, before finishing the day meeting with Sailors at Naval Special Warfare. At every interaction with Sailors (and even in the questions we received on social media sites) it was clear that there is still bad gouge, rumors and causing Sailors and families a fair amount of anxiety. At each stop questions about pay and benefits, the budget, and advancement opportunities dominated our engagements. So, let me share with you what

we talked about, help ease some of the uncertainty and do a little "myth busting": Myth: we can expect to see pay cuts, benefit cuts and changes to our retirement benefits? Not True. I'm not seeing any proposals to cut pay or benefits, and Sailors serving today will not be affected by changes to the current retirement system. However, and here is where I need your help in passing correct info, I do expect pay raises to level off and there is a good chance that future generations of Sailors could sign up to a different retirement system that looks different from the one all of us will receive. Bottom line - if you stay for 20, you'll receive the retirement benefits on the books today, regardless of what comes down the road - those changes only affect Sailors who come in after the law is modified. Why all this churn over pay and compensation - well, it's fairly simple – we have to get our arms around growing personnel costs if we are to remain a technologically relevant and forward operating Navy. With perhaps more than half of every dollar we spend in the Department of Defense going to personnel costs, our ability to buy new equipment or modernize what we have, or even operate at levels we need to in order to stay ready will be reduced. Myth: The current budget environment means fewer ships and the Navy will be forced to send Sailors home, leaving us undermanned at sea? Not at all. Little doubt that the current budget environment will have some affect on the size of our future Navy, both in terms of ships and Sailors. If there are cuts to force structure (ships, subs, aircraft, units, etc.) then and only then will we reduce the numbers of people in the Navy. If we do get smaller, we are well positioned to make reductions to our total number of people without having to use harsh or unpopular involuntary actions-for example, by slowing down our accessions in Great Lakes and raising the quality bar for those who are reenlisting.

Over the last couple of years we put a lot of effort into filling gaps in our at sea billets, including added accessions. As these added Sailors continue to graduate A and C schools, at sea manning will continue to improve. So if we do have to get smaller, we will do so in a manner that keeps us whole and prevents us from being undermanned where we need people the most-at sea. Myth: The threat of manpower reductions means advancement rates for this exam cycle are way down. No way. As you will soon see this week, overall advancement opportunities remain above historic averages, and even still better than the average for the past ten years. Overall opportunity decreased slightly (-1.23) this cycle as compared to last, but again, above the norm and I expect future advancement opportunities will stabilize along historic norms. As in every cycle, some rates will see improvement while others see decline. This is normal. What we are trying to do is to avoid large swings in opportunity between cycles. So, for our shipmates who didn't advance, now is not the time to get frustrated and lose faith. Get with your Chief and LPO, figure out why you didn't advance and look for ways to improve your chances for the next cycle-keep studying, continue to improve your performance and if needed consider transitioning to undermanned rates with higher advancement opportunities. Keep the faith, your time will come to stay Navy and advance. Those are just a few of the bad myths we ran into on this trip. Thanks to everyone who asked good, probing questions or provided feedback during this trip or on social media. Keep that feedback coming-this doesn't work unless I hear from you. Fleet Beldo and I will continue to use all hands calls and this blog to bust these myths. Help us out by sharing this info with your Shipmates and familieshelp put an end to rumors and unnecessary worry. See you around the Fleet, CNP

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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued 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. Email Robert Kenney at or visit 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. THE NAPLES AREA SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION meets twice a month to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For more information, contact MA2 Aaron Kurschner at DSN 626-2871 or ABH2 Brent Paucke at DSN 6265382. 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 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 Bob & Shauna Bunnell at and SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo Fleurant at 328194-6897 or 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. 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 or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. 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 FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-760-4446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. 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’ night 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 The University of Oklahoma offers the Master of Human Relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For more information, contact the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office 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. 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. 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. CARNEY PARK LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION meets at 9 a.m. Mondays. All skill levels welcome. Discounted play with membership. FMI, call Carol Borkowski at 081-804-3345, or Carney Park Golf Course at 081-526-4296. EDIS SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. 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, Dec. 6 4:30 p.m. Frozen (3D) The Hunger 4 p.m. Games: Catching Fire, PG-13 6 p.m. Last Vegas, PG-13, Premiere Showing 7 p.m. The Fifth Estate, R Saturday, Dec. 7 Frozen, PG (3D) Free Birds, PG Thor: The Dark World, PG-13, 7 p.m. Ender’s Game, PG-13 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 Frozen, PG Last Vegas, PG-13 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, PG-13 7 p.m. The Counselor, R 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9 Closed, No Movies

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

Tuesday, Dec. 10 Closed, No Movies


Wednesday, Dec. 11 4:30 p.m. Last Vegas, PG-13 6 p.m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, PG-13 7 p.m. Escape Plan, R, Last Showing Thursday, Dec. 12 4:30 p.m. Frozen, PG 6 p.m. Ender’s Game, PG-13 7 p.m. The Fifth Estate, R Friday, Dec. 13 4:30 p.m. The Hobbit: TheDesolation of Smaug, PG13 (3D) 6:30 p.m. The Hobbit: TheDesolation of Smaug, PG13

Movie Descriptions AS VEGAS, PG-13, Cast: Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen. Comedy, 104 min. Billy, Paddy, Archie, and Sam have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas.


ROZEN, PG, Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana. Animation, Family 108 min. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.


NDER’S GAME, PG-13, Cast: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley. SciFi/Fantasy, Adaptation, Action/Adventure, Action/Adventure 114 min. In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race


HOR: THE DARK WORLD, PG-13, Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba. Action/Adventure, 112 min. The adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, continue as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.


REE BIRDS, PG, Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol. Animation, 85 min. In this hilarious, adventurous


USO DAILY TOURS Dec. 7 Catacombs of ST. Gennaro .... €40 Dec. 8 Wine Tasting and Tombola Night........................ €44 Dec. 14 Naples Underground and Christmas Alley.......................€40 Dec. 15 A Day at the SPA in Contursi.................................. €59 Dec. 21 Salerno Christmas Lights ..... €25 Dec. 22 Rome of the Caesars .............. €57

WEEKEND TOURS Dec. 12-15 Christmas Markets in Northern Italy . .€345 Dec. 20-27 Med Christmas Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . .€717 Dec. 24-25 Christmas in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€187 Jan. 18-19 Florence and Pisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€178

No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies

buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. HE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, PG13, Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson. Action/Adventure, 146 min. The film begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.


HE FIFTH ESTATE, R, Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brhl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander. Drama, 128 min. Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, the film reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them?"


HE COUNSELOR, R, Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt. Suspense/Thriller, 117 min. A lawyer seems to have it all, with fast cars, a gorgeous house, a beautiful fianc and a lifestyle most people would envy. His hubris leads him to enter into what he assumes will be a onetime drug deal, but he's not going to get off that easy. Now the counselor doesn't know who to trust, and his mistake will lead to betrayal, murder and disaster.


SCAPE PLAN, R, Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Curtis Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan. Ray Breslin. Action/Adventure 116 min. The world's foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultrasecret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.


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.


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Do You Qualify for Free or Reduced School Meals? By Annise Winslow, School Liaison Officer

Bottled Water Advisory By MC2 Eva-Marie Ramsaran, NAVFAC EURAFSWA Public Affairs

Healthy meals can positively impact a child’s ability to learn. The Support Site schools use the NEX School Lunch Program to offer a healthy lunch every school day for its students. In order to ensure all children have access to healthy meals offered at the schools, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, NEX, and the School Liaison Office offer free or reduced price lunch for qualified families under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Free lunches are available to those who qualify, along with reduced lunches priced at $.40. Community members can submit applications, with a copy of your family household income and Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) for the current month, to the Naples school liaison officer, Annise Winslow. The application form may be obtained from the School’s Administrative Offices. Some common questions regarding free and reduced lunches are: Do I need to fill out an application for each child? No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meal application for all students in your household. Please ensure that you have completely filled the application form as we cannot approve an incomplete application. Return the completed application to

Except for those living at the Support Site and Capodichino, bottled water is recommended. Treated water is provided free of charge at a dispenser located outside the Capodichino east parking garage. All economy leases negotiated through the Housing office have a bottle water clause, which requires the landlord to provide bottled water. Work with landlords to have any water holding tanks disinfected twice a year and ensure your tap water is disconnected from non-permitted wells and connected only to the city water system.

Kids Talk: My Trip to Barcelona By Ferdinando Johnston (age 9)

Who can get free or reduced priced meals? Your child may receive free or reduced priced meals if your household’s gross household income is within the established Federal Income Eligibility Guideline limits outlined in the following table:

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Reduced Price Meals Annual 35,853 45,159 54,464 64,770 73,075 82,381 91,686

Monthly 2,988 3,764 4,539 5,315 6,090 6,866 7,641

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Annual 25,194 31,733 38,272 44,811 51,350 57,889 64,428

Monthly 2,100 2,645 3,190 3,735 4,280 4,825 5,369

My child’s application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one? Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first 30 days of the following school year. You must submit a newly completed application for all subsequent school years. I get WIC; can my child get free meals? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please complete an application to determine your eligibility to the program. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, and we may also ask you to send written proof. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your child do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Who should I include as members of my household? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. You must include yourself and all children living with you. If you live with other people who are economically independent (for example, people who you do not support, who do not share income with you or your children, and who pay a pro-rated share of expenses), do not include them. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally receive prior to deductions taken out. For example, if you normally gross $1,000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only grossed $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income. Are there any military benefits not considered as income? If you reside overseas, currently two military benefits are NOT considered as income: overseas housing allowance (OHA) and cost of living allowance (COLA). For additional questions about the free and reduced price lunch program, please contact your school liaison officer at DSN: 629-6549 or 081-811-6549.

Recently, I went on a trip to Barcelona, Spain with my family. I really wanted to visit Spain to see a new place and explore more of Europe. I specifically wanted to visit Barcelona because I love art and architecture, and Barcelona has the famous Picasso Museum. We stayed in an apartment close to Las Ramblas Street, where many museums and famous buildings are located. It’s in the old part of the city. My favorite buildings were designed by Gaudi, an amazing architect who lived in Spain a long time ago. His architecture continues to amaze people today. One of his most famous designs is the La Sagrada Familia, a church in Barcelona. Casa Batlló and Casa Mila were also Gaudi works. His architecture was a little too crazy for most people during his lifetime, but he was appreciated later as a genius. Our trip to Barcelona was a lot of fun and also very inspiring. My favorite part was exploring Casa Batlló.

Submit to Kids Talk This ongoing series in Panorama showcases the writing of children and teenagers who are part of Naples' U.S. and NATO military community. Submissions can be emailed to naplespanorama@ Please include the name of the author, along with his or her age. Submissions must be the work of the student or child.

Ferdinando and Simone Johnston hang out in a park in front of the Gaudi-designed La Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona. (Photo by Simona Johnston)

Three Selected to All-European Girls Volleyball Team From Naples American High School

The All European committee voted for three Naples High School girls to be selected for the 24 player female volleyball team. There were 370 players competing for the spots in all of Europe, including Bahrain, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. The selection highlights accomplishments throughout the season. Junior Aundrea Hall, who put forth a solid season with 78 kills, 16 aces and 8 blocks, was chosen to be on the 2nd team All European team. Be on the lookout for some great things coming from this player next season. Senior Carina Cusumano was a dominant

force on the back row for the Wildcats where she plays libero. Her 256 season digs, 22 serving aces and 45 kills lead her to be selected to the 1st team All-European team. She has proven to be one of the most consistent players on the Lady Wildcat squad and will be greatly missed next season. The two-time Division II Tournament MVP, senior Victoria Krause, was also selected to the 1st team All European team. Her leadership was evident on and off the court throughout the season. Victoria had an outstanding 223 kills for the season, 48 serving aces and 126 digs to help lead the Lady Wildcats to their 3rd straight Division II Championship.

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Ask the Doc: How do I know that my supplements are safe? By Lt. Elizabeth Fidler, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples

More and more service members, their families and members of the community are turning to over-the-counter supplements for disease prevention, performance enhancement, and muscle building. Certain supplements, like prenatal vitamins in pregnancy or vitamin D for the treatment of a deficiency, are routinely prescribed by providers. Others are self-prescribed and carry some degree of risk. It may be the looming weighins, the desire to be appealing to your partner or potential partner, fear of illness, or the pursuit of an optimal level of health that encourages the use of supplementation, but it is important to research your supplement to ensure that it’s safe and being used in an appropriate manner. Supple-

ments are not tested or regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thus, their safety or any claimed benefits are unproven. Some supplements can be downright harmful. Recent concerns related to soldier deaths have resulted in GNC and other military outlets removing products containing 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), a weight loss and bodybuilding agent, from their shelves. If you are unsure about the safety of your supplement or have questions about its use, please visit the Department of Defense’s Human Performance Resource Center at The website contains important information about healthy lifestyle changes, tips on wellness, and resources for your family. We are always here to help.

If you have questions or concerns about supplement safety or are starting a new weight loss program, consult your Medical Home Port Team by calling 081-811-6000 during business hours or through secured messaging at

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Academy)

US Naval Academy Looking for Reserve Instructors By Capt. Linda J. Beltra and Lt. Teng K. Ooi

The U.S. Naval Academy is looking for qualified Navy Reserve officers, especially at the ranks of lieutenant and lieutenant commander, with at least a master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline to instruct in designated academic departments for Fall 2014 and to serve as outstanding military role models and mentors for midshipmen. Recall opportunities will be considered for the following disciplines: cyber security, information systems, and information technology; electrical engineering, computer engineering, general engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, aerospace engineering, and control systems engineering; mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, and oceanography; political science, economics, English, history, and foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese. Interested Navy Reservists should email the following to

- A cover letter that states which discipline(s) you are applying for and your qualifications for the position. - A resume of experience (academic, professional, and naval experience, including any recent mobilizations, recalls, or extended active duty periods). - A full-length khaki photo. To receive full consideration, interested officers for Academic Year 2014-2015 should apply no later than Dec. 15. Officers selected will be recalled to active duty and assigned orders for an officer-instructor tour, not to exceed three years, commencing July 2014. Recalled officers will remain on the reserve active status list and will remain eligible for promotion consideration before reserve selection boards. Selections will be made only after USNA placement officers are confident that USNA billets will not be filled from the active duty pool of potential officer instructors. Applicants will be made aware of their selection status by mid-April 2014. Final arrangements are contingent upon PCS funding being available through the Navy.

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.



A number of the ship's tre mors are vaguely imprinted in my mind, but I remember one jolt quite vividly. As I was running down the passageway toward my battle station, another torpedo or bomb hit and shook the ship severely. I was knocked off balance and through the log room door. I got up a little dazed and immediately darted down the ladder below the armored deck. I forgot my first aid kit. By then the ship was already Image courtesy of Naval History and Heritage listing. There Command were a few men down below who looked dumbfounded and wondered out loud, "What's going on?" I felt around my shoulder in great alarm. No first aid kit! Being out of uniform is one thing, but being at a battle station without proper equipment is more than embarrassing. After a minute or two below the armored deck, we heard another bugle call, then the bosun's whistle followed by the boatswain's chant, "Abandon ship...Abandon ship." We scampered up the ladder. As I raced toward the open side of the deck, an officer stood by a stack of life preservers and tossed the jackets at us as we ran by. When I reached the open deck, the ship was listing precipitously. I thought about the huge amount of ammunition we had on board and that it would surely blow up soon. I wanted to get away from the ship fast, so I discarded my life jacket. I didn't want a Mae West slowing me down. Another thing that jolted my memory was how rough the beach on Ford Island was. The day previous, I had been part of a fire and rescue party dispatched to fight a small fire on Ford Island. The fire was out by the time we got there but I remember distinctly the rugged beach, so I tied double knots in my shoes whereas just about everyone else kicked theirs off. I was tensely poised for a running dive off the partially exposed hull when the ship lunged again and threw me off balance. I ended up with my bottom sliding across and down the barnacle encrusted bottom of the ship. When the ship had jolted, I thought we had been hit by another bomb or torpedo, but later it was determined that the mooring lines snapped which caused the 21,000-ton ship to jerk so violently as she keeled over. Nevertheless, after I bobbed up to the surface of the water to get my bearings, I spotted a motor launch with a coxswain fishing men out of the water with his boot hook. I started to swim toward the launch. After a few strokes, a hail of bullets hit the water a few feet in front of me in line with the launch. As the strafer banked, I noticed the big red insignias on his wing tips. Until then, I really had not known who attacked us. At some point, I had heard someone shout, "Where did those Germans come from?" I quickly decided that a boat full of men would be a more likely strafing target than a lone swimmer, so I changed course and hightailed it for Ford Island. I reached the beach exhausted and as I tried to catch my breath, another pharmacist's mate, Gordon Sumner, from the Utah, stumbled out of the water. I remember how elated I was to see him. There is no doubt in my mind that bewilderment, if not misery, loves company. I remember I felt guilty that I had not made any effort to recover my first aid kit. Sumner had his wrapped around his shoulders. While we both tried to get our wind back, a jeep came speeding by and came to a screeching halt. One of the two officers in the vehicle had spotted our Red Cross brassards and hailed us aboard. They took us to a two- or three-story concrete BOQ (bachelor officer's quarters) facing Battleship Row to set up an emergency treatment station for several oil-covered casualties strewn across the concrete floor. Most of them were from the capsized or flaming battleships. It did not take long to exhaust the supplies in Sumner's bag. For more of Soucy’s story or that of others, as well as photo collections, fact sheets, and ships present, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command at www.

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The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) released the 2014 edition of the Naval Leader Planning Guide (NLPG) Dec 2. Commands can download the PDF version free-ofcharge from Navy Knowledge Online under the Leadership tab. Users can also download a file that can be imported into Microsoft Outlook that will populate personal calendars with the dates found in the product. Commands are authorized to use the downloaded source files to arrange for printing at local facilities to satisfy unit-level requests for the resource. "CPPD is pleased to provide this year's Naval Leader Planning Guide for use by the entire Navy and Marine Corps team," said Capt. John Newcomer, CPPD's commanding officer. "We heard you; we took your feedback from last year and implemented changes. I'm confident that the information in the

planning guide will assist Sailors in their daily routines and keep them focused on achieving current and future goals by helping them develop personally and professionally." The NLPG brings together a large amount of information in a compact, portable format. This year's edition includes a 15-month calendar (January 2014 to March 2015), a complete list of CPPD courses and services, and contact information for all CPPD learning sites and Navy College Offices around the world. Also included are the Principles of Naval Leadership, and Navy and Marine Corps Selection Board and fitness report/evaluation schedules. NLPG also includes a directory of community managers and technical advisers at Navy Personnel Command and a map of the world with corresponding time zones. The 2014 product includes the latest Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Professional Reading Program list, as well as the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program list updated for 2014.

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HN Tyler Dillon Hospitalman Tyler Dillon was born and raised in rural Canton, Ill. He joined the Navy in 2011 after graduating from Canton High School. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Hospital Corpsman A-School in San Antonio. His class was one of the first at the new Joint Services Medical Education and Training Campus. He selected orders to report to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples from there. He currently works in the Ambulatory Procedures and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit where he cares for patients before and after their surgical procedures. During staffing shortfalls, he also worked closely with the culinary specialists in the hospital’s galley. Dillon is an active member of the command’s Junior Enlisted Association. When he is not at work, he enjoys traveling around Europe and is an avid mountain biker who is always pushing his skill level. When asked about his favorite pastime he replies, “exploring Europe with my girlfriend and meeting new friends along the way.” His current goals include continuing his college education, a transfer to NSA Bahrain, and applying to a medical commissioning program.

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LT RENE QUEZADA “The Navy has given me lots of opportunities to challenge myself, broaden my scope of practice and travel the world.” A recent selectee to the Nurse Corps Strategic Planning Committee, Lt. Renee Quezada will stay true to her ideas of opportunity and scope of practice, and globally impact Navy Medicine over the next three years. Commissioned through the Nurse Candidate Program, Quezada is a Washington State nursing graduate who has committed her career to labor & delivery. Certified as an international lactation consultant, intermediate fetal monitoring instructor and trained in Obstetric ultrasound, she is recognized as an expert in the field of nursing obstetrics. No stranger to deployment, Quezada is responsible for educating more than 5,000 Haitian and Columbian nationals in women’s health issues, in addition to serving seven other countries aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during Operation Continuing Promise. Proudly supported by her two year old daughter, Mila, and spouse, Jacob, Quezada looks forward to applying for a spot in the competitive Nurse Corps midwifery program this year.

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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 081-568-4639 for more information.

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)

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Jayme Orsi serves food to Andrew Kim during the USO's Taste of Home "Thanksgiving edition" dinner for single and unaccompanied Sailors at the Fellowship Hall on Capodichino, Nov. 21. Food donations and volunteers from the community made it possible to serve the junior service members. (Photo by Nancy Tostado)

Thanksgiving Celebrations Held for Single Sailors More than 200 single and unaccompanied Sailors gather for home-cooked Thanksgiving meals prepared by chapel members and volunteers at the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples galley, Nov. 26. Chapel staff, volunteers and Protestant Women of the Chapel members served the Thanksgiving meals during 'Operation Barracks Outreach.' (Photo by Cmdr. Don Biadog, Jr.)

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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) To find out what positions are currently open, please contact our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or commercial 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be posted at the Human Resources Office, located in the Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Support Site will also have vacancy announcements and they can be easily viewed the HRO Website: about/Jobs.html 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 NOTE: CONUS hires currently residing in the Naples/Gaeta commuting areas must apply through USAJOBS in order to receive consideration. CLOSING DATE: Dec. 12 Program Analyst, GS-034314, ANN#EUR14-721336-EG, Full Time Permanent CLOSING DATE: Dec. 19 Program Analyst, GS-034313, ANN#EUR14-717552-AV, Full Time Permanent Supv Equipment, Facilities & Services Specialist, GS-2150-13, ANN#EUR14-720114-AV, Full Time Permanent Supv IT Specialist, GS-221012, ANN#EUR14-707291-JC, Full Time Permanent Secretary (O/A), GS-0318-06 KPP GS-0318-07 KPP GS-031808 OR GS-0318-07 KPP GS0318-08 OR GS-0318-08, ANN#EUR14-718254-AG, Full Time Permanent. Area of consideration: Local NSA permanent employees only.

LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS None 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-week-

ly "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 8-9 a.m. Dec. 16.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic. regions/cnreurafswa/about/jobs .html. The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164. The applications may be emailed to CNREURAFSWA_ mil.

NSA NAPLES U.S. POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#14-005, (Multiple Positions) regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) part time & flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to eighteen years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6weeks to 5 years old. Assembles of gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School-Age Care PreTeen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, Teen Center Program for children ranging form 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. 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 (Theater Concessionaire) ANN# 13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#13-035, 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.

Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN#13-128, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Food Service Worker, NA7408-04, ANN#13-126 flexible part time, 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.

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

U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#130002F2 Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-02/FlexOpen Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.50-$10.00. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. Ann#1300023Z Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00$9.50. Associates are engaged in the operation of cash registers to record sales in retail checkout areas. Ann#13000240 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#1300023U 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#13000241 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#130001L4 Store Worker/ W3/NA-02/Flex – Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $10.23. Performs various duties including loading/unloading merchandise and cart retrieval in an Exchange store, storeroom and/or location. Ann#130001T2 Security Guard/52/NF-01/Flex. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $9.00$11.00. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc. Ann#130003WN LP/ Safety Investigative Asst (Trainee)/ 52/NF-01/Flex–Open Until Filled Pay Rate: $9.50-$11.00. Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. Ann#130004J5 LP/Safety Investigator (Detective)/52/NF02/RFT. 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. Utilizes various surveillance techniques. EARTH & VINE WINE SHOP Ann#120002QJ Sales Clerk/ PS/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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#130001NR 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. ROME EMBASSY MINI MART Ann#1300024L Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Job Summary: Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

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)

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