58th year, No. 4
Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy
Friday, February 1, 2013
NSA Naples Just Got Greener
W hat ’ s I nsIde
By Cam Betz, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples took a step on its path toward energy independence Jan. 24 with a ribboncutting ceremony for the installation's first large-scale photovoltaic (PV) power system at Capodichino. "Nothing this big happens without a lot of great teamwork," said Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples, speaking to members of the Public Works Department (PWD) and PV project team. The PV project team leveraged the talents and efforts of PWD Naples and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Southwest Asia to make this project a reality. "The wonderful thing for me is that you guys work so well together and do so many things around this base on a daily basis,” added Gray. PV systems generate electrical power using solar panels to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity. The panels installed atop the West Parking Garage can create, at peak, 300 kilowatts of capacity and generate 345,000 kW hours per year. About 2 percent of the installation’s energy will be provided by these panels with a projected savings of $80,000 annually. Alternative energy sources and curtailing fossil fuel dependence are key to saving tax dollars. “We are excited and looking forward to future energy projects,” said Luca Guadagnuolo, Utility and Energy Branch Head at PWD Naples. This project was part of a major Energy Conservation Investment Program bringing Capodichino closer to a "green" installation; an installation that supports an environmentally conscious movement toward reducing energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.
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From left, Timothy Hurst, PWD Naples Construction Manager, Cmdr. Roberto Alvarado, Public Works Officer, Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples, Luca Guadagnuolo, PWD Naples Utility & Energy Branch Head, Salvatore Tomasello, LOTUS Srl administrator, Frate Salvatore, PWD Naples Electrician take part in the photovoltaic ribbon cutting ceremony. (Photo by MC1 Travis Simmons)
Naples Student Shares Inauguration Experience
A child attending the 2013 presidential inauguration waves a flag along with other crowd members. This was Frank Spatt's view during part of the inauguration. (Photos courtesy of Frank Spatt)
By MC1 Travis Simmons, NSA Naples Public Affairs
A Naples High School senior traveled to Washington, D.C., and attended President Obama's second inauguration held Jan. 21. Frank Spatt was the only Naples student selected to attend the event along with 2,000 other High School Presidential Inaugural Conference attendees from the United States and around the world. "Being able to travel to the inauguration and view history in the making was really a culminating event for me," said Spatt. “DC on inauguration day was incredible.” “There were around 600,000 people on the mall making the experience overwhelming. It was an awesome experience to meet people in the crowd who were just as excited to see the inauguration as you were,” he said. Although Spatt had been to Washington previously, the five-day conference was a different visit in
so many ways. “We met with Condoleezza Rice and General Wesley Clark in our sessions. We talked about political platforms, the electoral process and campaign strategy in this leadership conference. It was really a once in a lifetime experience," said Spatt. He just finished his senior government class right before he left on the trip. He said most of his studies from the class tied into the conference where he learned about how the presidential election works, how
long the candidates have to start in advance to the election and what the political parties are about. “My favorite part of the whole experience was that I was surrounded by students like me, having the ability to really have fun while learning about our government and the process of what the president goes through to become the leader of our nation,” said Spatt. After graduating from Naples High School, Spatt plans to attend college and major in marine biology.
NSA Naples Holds Swim Tests for “im Swim” Page 7
Tiger Sharks’ 7th Straight Year as Champions Page 12
Crime Statistics Summary Review what happened between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27, 2013. Page 10
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Hospital Appointment Call Center Now Fully Operational
By Cheryl Ludington Commissary Store Director
A few challenges awaited me in early January, but I’m always up for a challenge and eager to get to work because great opportunities lie ahead for this community. Service members and families stationed overseas sacrifice so much for our nation. As a former enlisted soldier and Air Force spouse, I understand that all members of this community deserve the Commissary’s best. With your support, my team and I will provide it. I’ve been a member of the Defense Commissary Agency for more than 21 years, and I spent the last three years as store director for the store in Heidelberg, Germany. Our mission is simple – we provide groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. In keeping with this mission, the Naples Commissary team has begun and will continue to implement needed improvements. For instance, we recently added an electrical shopping cart for use by patrons who require such assistance. And we’re working on getting two more. We’re also looking to provide seating near checkout so that customers have an option to rest while waiting to make purchases. I’ve noticed the poor condition of our shopping carts. (I have difficultly using them myself.) We’re now looking to replace the old carts in the coming months. I aim to keep store shelves full and develop a Commissary team that is responsive to the community’s needs. There are two ways that community members can help me in these efforts. The first is by pre-ordering large quantities of items and the second is by giving me direct feedback. • Pre-ordering: Let us know in advance if you are planning to host a party or event and intend to purchase grocery items in large quantities. If you come and talk to us during the planning stage of your event, we’ll provide tips on the items you are considering such as when to order them. We can also show you how to substitute for things we may not have in large quantities. The important point is to come and talk to a member of store management or customer service in advance. Email or call me if you can’t make the trip. We’re in the process of establishing a general email account for the store. We’ll inform the community in PAO Notes once it’s ready. • Feedback: I can’t fix something if I don’t know it’s broken. Please keep me informed of your concerns and needs. Compliments are welcome as well! If you see me in the store, don’t hesitate to stop me and say hi. I’m here to serve you. Comment cards are available at our customer service desk, but feel free to simply call or email me directly. I want to address problems early. My email address is email@example.com and my phone number is 081-811-4871. I look forward to seeing everyone around. Enjoy the Super Bowl weekend!
From Panorama staff reports
U.S. Naval Hospital Naples recently installed a system upgrade for its call center, which led to technical difficulties and prevented some calls from being answered in a timely manner. The issues have now been resolved and the system is operational. The appointment call center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call DSN: 629-6000 or 081-811-6000 to schedule an appointment with your Medical Home Port primary care manager.
Drinking Water Potable at Gaeta Fleet Landing, Non-Potable at Olde Mill Inn Drinking water at Gaeta Fleet Landing is potable and fit for consumption, as of Jan. 29. However, drinking water at Olde Mill Inn remains non-potable and not fit for consumption. U.S. Naval Hospital Naples’ complete notice is posted on the NSA Naples Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NSANaples). For more information, contact the hospital at DSN: 629-6299 or 081-811-6299.
NSA Naples CNIC Website in Transition, Visit Facebook for Updates Due to a system upgrade of CNIC websites, information routinely updated and available on NSA Naples pages may not be current. For the latest updates, continue following PAO Notes and visiting these Facebook pages: • NSA Naples (www.facebook.com/NSANaples) • Morale, Welfare and Recreation (www.facebook.com/mwrnaples) • Human Resources Office (http://goo.gl/A6UMf)
Current Reel Time Movie Theater Show Times are Posted on Facebook Movie listings and show times for the Reel Time movie theater at Support Site can be found on MWR’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mwrnaples), in the Panorama base paper and at www.mwritt.org. Due to a worldwide upgrade of CNIC websites, movie show times and other timely information are not current on the NSA Naples web page. Updated information will be posted once the upgrade is complete.
Postponed: One-Day CREDO Marriage Workshop The one-day marriage workshop scheduled for Jan. 31 in the Support Site chapel conference room has been postponed to March 7. Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) offers this workshop to help couples understand how communication and behavioral styles affect spousal interaction. For more information, contact the CREDO office at DSN: 626-5255 or 081-568-5255 or fct.na.cnre_credo@ eu.navy.mil.
Feb. 2: The 7th Annual Polar Bear Swim The 7th Annual Polar Swim is scheduled Feb. 2 in the Support Site swimming pool at 11 a.m. Community members ages 9 and older are eligible to take the plunge. Participants must wear swimsuits only (i.e., no wetsuits or additional clothing), completely immerse and swim 25 meters.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $5 per participant. For more information, call MWR at DSN: 626-4254 or 081-568-4254.
Feb. 3: Super Bowl Parties at Support Site O’Rhys and Strikers bowling center at Support Site are scheduled to host Super Bowl parties Feb. 3, starting at 9 p.m. Kick-off for the game is slated for 12:25 a.m. on the big screens. Strikers will offer a tailgate buffet and prizes. O’Rhys will offer drink specials during a party intended for adults only. Call Strikers at DSN: 629-6976 or 081-8116976 for more information.
Feb. 7: Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Performing at Support Site Washington Redskins cheerleaders are scheduled to perform at Support Site on Feb. 7. The show is free for all community members in the Fitness Forum gym from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Former NFL players George Wrighster and Donnie Edwards are also scheduled to visit and will be available with the cheerleaders for a meet-andgreet at Strikers bowling center following the show. For more information, call MWR at DSN: 626-4894 or 081-568-4894.
Feb. 8: The 218th Navy Supply Corps Ball The 218th Navy Supply Corps Ball is scheduled to be held Feb. 8 in Caserta. All U.S. military and NATO ID cardholders are welcome to attend. Tickets are available from Naples Area Supply Corps Association. To learn of event details or pricing information and to RSVP by Jan. 30, contact Lt. Cmdr. Chris Lounsberry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt. Scott Carter at email@example.com.
Feb. 10: ‘Naples Got Talent’ Finale Ten local artists are scheduled to compete in the ‘Naples Got Talent’ finale Feb. 10 in the Naples High School cafeteria. Artists are competing to win round-trip air fare to a U.S. destination (of the winner’s choice) for two. Attendance at the final show is free for all U.S. ID cardholders. Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the USO at DSN: 626-5713 or 081-568-5713.
Feb. 14: Earthquake & Mustering Drill at Capo (Note: this is the latest change.) NSA Naples is scheduled to conduct an earthquake and mustering drill Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Commands and personnel at Capo as well as U.S. Naval Hospital Naples at Support Site are slated to participate. Capo’s vehicle registration office, gym, Navy Exchange facilities and restaurants will not be impacted. The drill will include an evacuation from buildings and personnel muster. Questions concerning designated mustering locations should be directed to respective command leaders prior to the drill.
Feb. 15: Deadline for NOSC Scholarship Applications
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T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS, SEE PAGE 5.
Italian Middle School Students Tour Capodichino Students and teachers from a middle school in Piazzolla visited Naval Support Activity Naples’ Capodichino site Jan. 25 as part of the base's community relations effort. (Photo by MC3 Caitlin Conroy)
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Feb. 23: Asian Antiques and Furniture Auction The 16th Asian Antiques and Furniture Auction is scheduled to be held in the Naples High School gym Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The auction is open to all community members and will include more than 300 items such as decorated porcelain, lamps, mirrors, crystal and paintings. The entry fee is $5. Proceeds will support high school programs through the Parent-TeacherStudent Association and Athletic Booster Club. For more information, contact Lt. j.g. David Coon at DSN: 626-6715 or 081-568-6715.
Feb. 28: Navy College Office to Administer ACT The Navy College Office is scheduled to administer the ACT on Feb. 28. The test will also be
IN MEMORIAM Logistics specialist 3rd Class dawn elizabeth holt passed away Jan. 24, 2013 in naples as a result of a vehicle accident. she was born Jan. 3, 1977 in decatur, Georgia and enlisted in the navy in 2007. she was a member of the naval supply systems Command Fleet Logistics Center sigonella team stationed in naples. Previous assignments included Recruit training Command Great Lakes, Ill.; naval technical training Center Meridian, Miss.; and Uss George Washington (CVn 73). holt began her naples assignment in august of 2012. her energetic smile, positive attitude and giving spirit are missed by those who knew her. she is survived by her mother, stepfather and three sisters.
administered April 18 and May 23. The college office offers a version of the ACT that does not require an essay. The SAT will be administered March 21 and June 20. Test scores are typically returned to Naples six to eight weeks after the test date. For more information, call the college office at DSN: 626-6678/6681 or 081-5686678/6681. Community members can also send an email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail doc@ ascnapoli.com. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB (NOSC) is seeking members to serve as volunteers at its thrift store. When the store is open, NOSC members are needed to help with sorting, merchandising, bagging, and running the cash register. When the store is closed, we need assistance with preparing the store for shopping. Call us at 081-811-4200 or e-mail us at email@example.com to sign up for training. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) NEEDS VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS. ARC needs volunteer instructors for various courses. Those interested in becoming instructors can contact the ARC office at 081568-4788. ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Are you interested in taking photos of Naples Elementary School students during the 2012-2013 school year? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@ eu.dodea.edu. TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with collegeoriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at email@example.com. NAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA is searching for people who want to lead the PTA during the 2012-2013 school year. PTA board members are elected every year and committee chairs are appointed every year. If you are interested in a board or chair position, please e-mail Angel Neese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON March 1: Organized Trip to SSC Napoli Match Napoli Nation, a SSC Napoli fan club for NSA Naples community members, is organizing a trip to a SSC Napoli soccer match scheduled March 1 at 8:45 p.m. All personnel and families are invited to attend and round-trip transportation from the Support Site to San Paolo Stadium is included. For pricing information and to sign up, contact the club’s president at cell number 346-316-0824 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 is a newly founded association that meets twice a month and discusses upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For more information, contact IT2 Pablo Baez at DSN 626-6141 or MA2 Michael Bradley DSN 626-5595. NAPOLI NATION FAN CLUB is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. FMI, visit www.facebook.com/groups/USASSCNapoli. 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 email@example.com or visit the website at sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop007naples. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE will take place every Saturday at the Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is as follows: Sabbath school, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; divine service, 10:45 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo at 334-906-0994. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ Connect-the-Tots-Club.
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Colorful masks either in porcelain or leather are commonly seen at carnival celebrations. (Photos by J. Freed)
Winter celebrations brighten gray skies Italy and Beyond Lou Freed is a regular contributing culture and travel columnist for Panorama. She has traveled and cruised Lou Freed extensively in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Her monthly column offers cultural and travel insights locally and further afield.
By Lou Freed
Exuberant and colorful carnevale celebrations splashing color across winter’s somber ambiance are either underway or will be kicked off this weekend in world-renowned European and Italian carnival destinations. Also helping warm up the Arctic chill are scores of sanguine-colored Valentine’s Day gifts at shopping venues around town. Bundle up and join the Italians this month as they shake off the winter blues or sweep their loved ones off their feet.
Carnival Festivities Enrich your Italian and Campanian experience at the pre-Easter and spring tradition celebrations below that are loaded with photo ops.
Italy Enormous floats, fascinating costume parades, lively musical entertainment or unusual competitions entertain revelers on the weekends prior to Fat Tuesday and on the day itself, slated this year for Feb. 12. Up in northern Italy, Ivrea in the Piemonte region celebrates carnevale with a unique “Battle of the Oranges” to symbolically reenact a medieval town revolt against oppressors.
Pictured is a mammoth allegorical float at a previous Viareggio Carnevale parade. Celebrations are now underway or will kick off this weekend in world-renowned Italian and Campanian carnival destinations. Festivities occur on the weekends prior to Fat Tuesday, slated for Feb. 12 this year.
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Fleet and Family Support Center Events this Week From the Fleet and Family Support Center
For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC.
UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register • Feb. 1 — Credit and Debt Management, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 3 — Alateen Support Group, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (for ages 12-18), Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 4–7 — Victim Advocate Initial Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 5 — Introduction to Basic Italian Language and Conversation, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 5 — Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 6 — Command Liaison Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 6 — Tombola Game, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 8 — Command P.O.C. Training, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 8 — Data Collection Coordinator Training, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • Feb. 8 — Shoe Alley, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., leaves from Capo. • Feb. 8 — Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC.
lionline.it/) and Monte marano (www.carnevaledimontemarano.it/home.html) In the province of Benevento, check out Limatola (www.eptbenevento. it/) and Sarno (www.carnevalesarnese.it/).
Valentine Tips A Neapolitan poses in a magnificent Valentine fairy costume at a previous carnival in Campania.
Meanwhile, Venice of the Veneto region boasts magnificent costumes and masks for the event, besides programming exclusive extravagant masquerade balls. Moving towards Viareggio in the Tuscany region, the city spells fun with mammoth-sized floats or puppets satirizing celebrities and politicians, promoting a worthy cause or protesting a situation. Focusing on Cento of the Emilia Romagna region, the city will start its festivities Feb. 10 and feature Brazilian dancers. Cento will continue celebrations past Fat Tuesday. Heading south of the “boot,” both Putignano in the Puglia region and Acireale in Sicily explode with colorful floats.
period, watch innocent-looking kids surprise onlookers with confetti.
• Santa Maria a Vico (Caserta province) Organized by the town’s “I Ragni” Association with details TBA. Call Umberto Lombardi at 329-712-5303 for more info.
Check out the festivities in towns not too far from Support Site. When venturing into town squares, streets and parks, see adults and children alike strutting about with masks and costumes as courtiers, mascots, clowns or film characters broadcast ‘tis the time for masquerades.’ Following the traditional a carnevale ogni scherzo vale or “anything goes” custom of the
• Capua (Caserta province) Tomorrow, the town kicks off the merriment with a preCarnival live concert 9 p.m. at the Piazza del Giudice. On Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., the Carnival king, his court and allegorical floats will parade from the train station to the Piazza del Giudice, where the celebrity will receive the town mayor’s key to the city, a ritual for starting the celebrations. The complete program this year will soon be posted at www.prolococapua.it. Details are also available through the town’s Pro Loco president Maurizio Orsi at 348365-6731.
Sunday prior to Fat Tuesday, the teams provide samples of their singing talent then parade through the streets to boost team spirit for the competition. On Fat Tuesday itself, the town swells with locals and visitors alike to catch the musical renditions ranging from classical to traditional Neapolitan songs or from current hits to compositions especially created for the event. Locals report the contest lasts past midnight. View the program at www.carnevale palmese.eu. • Saviano (Naples province) Thirteen allegorical floats, numerous costumed participants and typical gastronomical treats take hold of the town this Sunday and again Feb. 10 and 12. Read more at www. carnevaledisaviano.it. • Others In Avellino province, consider Paternopoli (www.paternopo-
Score points with your sweetheart by taking her to an art exhibit or a musical show in town.
Art At press time, the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture plans to renew its annual Valentine two-for-one entry ticket to couples at state museums on Feb. 14. As advice, confirm before setting off at your selected museum. Details will soon be posted at www.beniculturali.it.
Opera “A Masked Flight” overflows with carnival spirit The two-act light opera, “Una Fuga in Maschera” by Gaspare Spontini and libretto by Giuseppe Palomba returns to stage Feb. 10-17 at the Court Theater in the Royal Palace of Naples. The humorous work -with a plethora of misconceptions, misunderstandings,
amorous adventures, disguises and seances -- disappeared following its sole performance in Naples for a carnival season in the 19th century. The autographed manuscript .resurfaced in 2008 when Lisa Cox, an English antiquarian, auctioned off the piece later purchased by the City of Maiolati Spontini in Ancona province. The historic return of the opera to stage in Naples is a San Carlo Theater and Pergolesi Spontini Foundation co-production. On the podium conducting the San Carlo Theater Orchestra will be Francesco Lanillotta, principal conductor of the La Verna Orchestra. Among the cast will be Ruth Rosique and Laura Giordano as Elena and Clemente Daliotti as Nardullo. For the other interpreters as well as booking details, visit www.teatrosancarlo.it.
Gastronomy High calorie foods are part of Mardi Gras scenes, so when attending, leave diets at home. A carnevale favorite in Naples is lasagna that is richly prepared with a variety of meats and cheeses. Another staple for the occasion is chiacchiere, a thinly sliced, fried and sugar-sprinkled dough dessert meant to be dipped in sanguinaccio or a cocoa-based pudding. Buon divertimento!
• Palma di Campania (Naples province) Showmanship and creativity among large choral groups called “quadriglie” are the rules for the singing competition at carnival time in this town. On
Individual Force Protection Plans Personnel planning on traveling outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) should contact their chain of command’s Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the request and will notify you of all requirements that must be fulfilled prior to travel. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements which require more processing time than 30 days. Contact your ATFP division as soon as possible in order to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the NSA Naples ATFP office by any of the following means. Phone: E-mail:
Or visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lasagna, prepared with a variety of high calorie meats and cheeses, is a favorite pasta dish among Neapolitans at carnival time.
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December Athletes of the Month From the Naples High School Athletic Booster Club
Andrew Sizemore, a senior, has been named the Wrestling Athlete of the Month. Andrew is competing at a high level for a sophomore wrestler. He has a chance to win every time he hits the mat. He has come from behind in many matches and stunned opponents. He was recently behind 13-5 when he came back to pin the opponent late in the second period to the shock of every one. Andrew is a dedicated wrestler and has a bright future in a Wildcat uniform.
Delaney Mayette, a freshman, has been named the Cheerleading Athlete of the Month. Delaney is a dedicated member of the winter 20122013 cheerleading team. She has been an integral part of each practice and game. She is a talented base, back spot, and top girl, fulfilling all roles needed for stunting. Also, she has great jumps and continues to improve on her tumbling. Her motions in cheers and dances are sharp and clean, looking great at any moment on the floor. Delaney is a well-rounded athlete and continues to excel. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Delaney excels in the classroom with a current GPA of 4.0.
Zane Zimmermann, a sophomore, has been named the Boys’ Swimming Athlete of the Month. Zane had outstanding performance and excellent sportsmanship at the teams’ away meets this in Aviano, Vicenza and Stuttgart. Zane had a super meet in Stuttgart, seeing time improvement in two out of his three events for a first, third and fourth place finish. All of Zane’s finishes earned top points for the Naples Tiger Sharks which contributed to huge points against two of the top teams in the swim league. In addition, Zane has proven to be a leader and mentor for his fellow team-mates on the Naples Tiger Sharks swim team. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and also a member of the Future Educators of America. Zane has made the honor roll each quarter for the school year.
DJ Stockman, a junior, has been named the Boys’ Basketball Athlete of the Month. DJ has been integral in the team’s success. He exemplifies a good team member and leader. He attended every practice over the Christmas break. He plays unselfishly, putting the team above his own wants and desires. He is positive with the team as well as the coaches. DJ led the team in points, rebounds and assists in a recent game against Sigonella. Dj will continue to lift the Wildcats with his example of hard play, enthusiasm and desire to play the game.
Harley Williams, a sophomore, has been named the Girls’ Swimming Athlete of the Month. Harley is a six-year veteran on the team, and stands out amongst her teammates for her outstanding practice ethics, sportsmanship and performance at our away meets in Aviano, Vicenza and Stuttgart in December of 2012. Harley’s time improvement at all three meets are evidence of her hard work and great practice ethics. The coaches can always count on Harley to come to practice with a great attitude, be respectful, and come ready to work hard, along with keeping a great sense of humor. Not afraid of a challenge, Harley will swim any stroke or event that will benefit the team. She is also a solid teammate and leader; she can always be counted on to assist with practices and mentor the younger swimmers. Harley was on the A Honor Roll last year while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of the Junior National Honor Society, a senior Girl Scout, a member of the school band and a member of the Future Educators Association.
Toloria Gray, a junior, has been named the Girls’ Basketball Athlete of the Month. Toloria has improved her game immensely from the start of the season until now. She is a great asset to the team.
Ferdinando Johnston poses for a photo while exploring the protected nature reserve Isola Bella. (Photo by Simona Johnston)
Kids’ Talk: Taormina, Sicily and Isola Bella By Ferdinando Johnston, age 8
Over the holiday break, my family visited Sicily. We stayed in a city called Taormina on the eastern coast of the island. Taormina is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. It is perched on a cliff 200 meters above the Ionian Sea. Taormina was founded in 734 B.C. and like Sicily; Taormina has been influenced through the years by many different cultures such as Roman, Greek, Arab, and French, to name a few. One of Taormina's most well-known attractions is an old Greek-Roman amphitheater, Teatro Greco, overlooking the sea. The theater also features Mount Etna as a natural backdrop. My favorite part of the trip was visiting Isola Bella, a small island in a bay below Taormina (Isola Bella means ‘Beautiful Island’ in English). It is also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. My brother, Simone, and I discovered this island has a few species of lizards and birds found only on Isola Bella. The island is a private protected nature reserve, but there is a small strip of sand connecting it to the mainland, so if you are ever want to visit, bring your sandals.... because you'll have to get your feet wet to get there!
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Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples, gets briefed on the photovoltaic power system by members of PWD Naples and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia. (Photo by MC1 Travis Simmons)
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“The energy generated from these panels is fed into the grid for the installation and tenant commands to benefit from,” said Gennaro Gargiulo, of the Installation Energy Branch at PWD Naples. A new electrical substation was constructed at ground level adjacent to the garage, and new high-voltage cable conduits were installed to connect the system to the primary Enel high-voltage substation. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus laid out five aggressive energy goals in October 2009 to improve energy security and efficiency, increase energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy. This initiative assists in achieving the energy goal of increasing alternative energy afloat and ashore where by 2020, the Department of the Navy will produce at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alternative sources and 50 percent of Navy installations will be net-zero. For those looking for parking that provides protection from the elements, the installed PV panels provide 150 additional covered parking spaces at the West Parking Garage.
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Navy Celebrates 2012 African American/Black History Month Chief Musicians Daryl Duff and Kenny Carr, assigned to the U.S. Navy Band, perform an American-folk song to celebrate black musicians during a Black History Month musical celebration at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Joshua Mann) By Ensign Amber Lynn Daniel, Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the vibrant history and culture of African American and Black Sailors during African American/ Black History Month throughout the month of February. Established in 1926 as Negro History Week, President Gerald R. Ford expanded the celebration in 1976 to include the entire month of February. This year Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington." African American Sailors have a legacy of honorable service in every major armed conflict since the Revolutionary War. African Americans continue to serve with distinction, now comprising more than 17 percent of the active duty Navy total force end-strength. Striving for equality at home and blazing a trail for future African American Sailors, Wesley A. Brown became the first African American graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1949, joining the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps and retiring at the rank of lieutenant commander. He died May 22, 2012 after a distinguished career both in the Navy and in the civilian workforce. Edna Young, the first African American woman to enlist in the regular Navy and later the first African American woman to achieve the rank of chief petty officer also died in 2012. Young was a World War II
veteran who joined the Navy after the passage of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act July 7, 1948. In 2012, Vice Adm. Michelle Janine Howard became the first African-American woman to receive a third star in flag rank within the Department of Defense when she was promoted Aug. 24. Howard is currently serving as deputy commander for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. This was not Howard's first time in the Navy history books, however. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy when she took command of USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Immediately following this year's celebration of African American/Black History Month, Force Master Chief April Beldo, currently the Naval Education and Training Command Force Master Chief, will make history as the Navy's first female African American Fleet Master Chief. Beldo will become the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Fleet Master Chief in March 2013. Sailors and their commands are encouraged to use this month to celebrate and recognize the exceptional and distinctive contributions and the unique histories and cultures that our African American shipmates bring to our Navy. More information on the many milestones achieved by African American Sailors and the history of the African American Navy experience can be found at the Naval History and Heritage Command at w w w. h i s t o r y. n a v y. m i l / s p e c i a l % 2 0 h i g h l i g h t s / africanAmerican/African-hist.htm.
Deana Martinez (right) participates in a swim test at the Naval Support Activity Naples’ Capodichino pool for eligibility in the "im Swim" program. The program was developed by the Michael Phelps Foundation and aims to promote the sport of swimming. It also encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, especially among children. (Photo by MC3 Caitlin Conroy)
NSA Naples Holds Swim Tests for “im Swim” Program By MC3 Caitlin Conroy, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe
Dependents of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples active-duty service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians participate in swim tests at the NSA Naples Capodichino pool for eligibility in the “im Swim” program. These swim tests, which determine eligibility and proficiency of the participants, are currently being held at the Capodichino FitZone pool until Feb. 1. The program was developed by the Phelps Foundation and aims to promote the sport of swimming and encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, especially among children. The program was designed by the Michael Phelps Foundation and through their partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America it has been offered to NSA Naples through a grant. NSA Naples is one of only two military bases and one of only 28 sites across the United States that has been awarded the opportunity to implement the “im Swim” program. “Our goal is to get as many kids off the couch and being active as possible,” said Gerardo Troiano, Youth Sports coordinator. “We’re here to provide a safe environment for these kids and to help introduce them to new activities that they may end up really loving and continuing.” The program is broken up into five focus areas: “im Safe”, water safety instruction; “im Fun”, recreational aquatic activities; “im Fast,” structured and organized swimming; “im Healthy”, health and wellness; and “im Successful”, goal-setting education. Participants earn medals as they advance through the curriculum with the opportunity to earn eight medals upon completion of the entire program. The program is free of charge due to the grant, however all registered swim participants must attend a minimum of six lessons. Classes are held once a week every Monday starting Feb. 11 and are broken up into morning and afternoon sessions. Troiano notes that registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. “There is no pre-registration, so as soon as your child passes the swim test I encourage you to register them. Otherwise, you may come on the last day and find there aren’t any more spots available.” Victor Flores, a local community member, is looking forward to what the program can offer his daughters. “Our hope is that our girls will become stronger swimmers and learn the different styles of swimming,” said Flores. “For our youngest, we really want her to learn how to swim better and be more comfortable in the water. Our oldest really loves to eat healthy, so I think she’ll enjoy the classroom portion of the program.” “I’m excited to start swimming,” said Deana Martinez, daughter of Flores and a first time participant in the “im Swim” program. “I want to get better at keeping my feet up instead of down when I’m kicking. I know how to doggy paddle and want to learn the other kinds of swimming too.” For more information contact the Child Youth Program at DSN: 629-4722.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued SIGN UP FOR THE ROME MARATHON that takes place in the Eternal City March 17, 2013. Register through race promoter Gianni Interbartolo, founder of the command-sponsored running group Le Piume Nere, and save on registration costs. Cost is €50 until Dec. 15; €60 for registrations between Dec. 15 and Jan. 31; and €70 if you register between Jan. 31 and March 4. Marathon participants are allowed 7 hours to complete the 26.2mile course. For more information, contact Gianni Interbartolo at firstname.lastname@example.org. PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meets every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in the Support Site Fellowship Hall (above the library) for food, friends and faith. There are six Bible studies to choose from, and childcare and nursery care to homeschoolers is free. 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 email@example.com or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. 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 338-4797023 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact email@example.com. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-7604446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. THE U.S. MILITARY RETIREE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN ITALY (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, please join the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com. Point of contact: Wylie Miller, 329-208-7315. THE NAPLES CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION meets every month to support families who have chosen to educate their own children. We offer weekly park/pool days, a moms’ night out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond! Interested? Need more information? Considering homeschooling? Please contact Natalie Mack at NPMack3@aol.com. MEDITATION SITTING GROUP is held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@ gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS Visit the University of Phoenix and the University of Oklahoma to learn what onsite degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB is seeking individuals to assist in 2012-2013 with a variety of events and positions. Don't miss the fun! If you want to help us help our community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CALLING ALL NAPLES NURSES! Please consider joining the Naples Area Nurses Association (NANA). NANA is an organization of nurses that work together to fundraise, participate in social events, and provide support throughout the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and NSA Naples community. FMI, contact Lt. Shelley Beltz at shelley.beltz @med.navy.mil or Lt. Jenny Paul at email@example.com. THE WELFARE & RECREATION ASSOCIATION is available to meet associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Landing. FMI, visit http://www. wraitalia.it. SECURITY NOTE: All DoD military or civilian personnel hosting an event off base must complete a Special Event Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days in advance, regardless of organization, if the event will involve 50 or more personnel, include distinguished visitors or involve personnel wearing uniforms. FMI, contact the AT/FP Division at 081-568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For more information, call 347-544-0254 or visit http://www.aa-europe.net/countries/italy.htm. RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL NAPLES Tuesday Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn and praise and worship music will be provided during this time. Wednesday Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the hospital chapel. Call 081811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being held. Thursday Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospital galley. SURE START is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. FMI, call Karen Rodrigues at 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. E-mail Jaime Gonzalez at kofcnaples@ gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home. SAIL WITH THE NAPLES NATO YACHT CLUB (NNYC) AMERICAN TEAM. We are looking for Americans interested in participating in dinghy races sailed at the NNYC facilities on the island of Nisida. Experience not required. FMI, contact Frank Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 081811-4676. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS holds volunteer orientation the first Wednesday of every month at the organization’s Capodichino office from 8:30-10 a.m. and the first Tuesday of every month at the hospital from 9:3011 a.m. Call 081-568-4788 for info. LATINOS UNIDOS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Meetings are at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For more info, contact Michael Cortez, Michael.email@example.com, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.
Friday, Feb. 1 4:30 p.m. Parental Guidance, PG 6 p.m. Django Unchained, R, Premiere Showing 7 p.m. This is 40, R
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Saturday, Feb. 2 Cirque du Soleid: Worlds Away, PG (3D) Guilt Trip, PG13 Django Unchained, R Silver Linings Playbook, R Premiere Showing Sunday, Feb. 3 Monsters, Inc., G (3D) Jack Reacher, PG13 Django Unchained, R Gangster Squad, R Monday, Feb. 4 Closed, No Movie
Tuesday, Feb. 5 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, Feb. 6 4:30 p.m. Guilt Trip, PG13 6 p.m. Playing for Keeps, PG-13 Last Showing 7 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook, R Thursday, Feb. 7 4:30 p.m. Monsters, Inc., G (3D) Last Showing 6 p.m. Django Unchained, R 7 p.m. Gangster Squad, R Last Showing Friday, Feb. 8 4:30 p.m. Parental Guidance, PG 6 p.m. Les Miserables, PG-13 7 p.m. Texas Chainsaw 3D, R, Premiere Showing
Movie descriptions JANGO UNCHAINED, R, Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington. Action /Adventure, Western. 166 min. Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-toface with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles -- dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie, the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...
ILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, R, Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver. Romance Adaptation, Comedy, 122 min. Pat Solatano has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
ARENTAL GUIDANCE, PG, Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush. Family, Comedy, 105 min. Old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-toplease wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane's old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it's learning to bend - and not holding your ground - that binds a family together.
UILT TRIP, PG-13, Cast: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott. Comedy, 96 min. Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom's, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of everchanging landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that
Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it
TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARy AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS USO DAILY TOURS
Naples Underground and the Veiled Christ . . .€ 41 Feb. 3 Amalfi and the Ceramics of Vietri . .€ 40 Feb. 9 Ruins of Pompeii with Wine tasting lunch .€ 57 Feb. 10 On the trail of Padre Pio . . . . . . . . .€ 49 Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day at the Wine Farm . . . . . . . .€ 49 WEEKEND TOURS
February 15-18 President’s Day in Vienna .€ 533 February 16-17 President’s Day Alberbello .€ 147 March 15-18 Edinburgh and Loch Ness .€ 853 March 30-31 Easter in Florence and Pisa € 178
No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies
their lives have more in common than he originally thought. His mother's advice might end up being exactly what he needs. HIS IS 40, R, Cast: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Albert Brooks, Megan Fox, John Lithgow. Comedy, 134 min. Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow brings audiences "This Is 40," an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from "Knocked Up" as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life.
IRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY, PG, Cast: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, John Clarke. Family, SciFi/Fantasy 91 min. Two young people journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that allows them to leap, soar, swim and dance with the performers.
ANGSTER SQUAD, R, Cast: Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Michael Pena. Adaptation, Crime, Drama 113 min. Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the illgotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and -- if he has his way -- every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, streethardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara and Jerry Wooters, who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.
ACK REACHER, PG-13, Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, James Martin Kelly, Jai Courtney. Action/Adventure, 130 min. When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
ONSTERS, INC., G, 2D/3D. Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn. Animated, Action/ Adventure, Family, Comedy 92 min. Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world and the top kid Scarer is James "Sully" Sullivan, a huge intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a lime green, opinionated, fiesty, one-eyed monster. Scaring children isn't such an easy job--monsters believe children are toxic and that direct contact with them would be catastrophic. Inside the factory can also be found the factory's crab-like CEO, the beguiling serpent-haired receptionist Celia and the sarcastic chameleon monster, Randall Boggs, who schemes to replace Sully as Monsters, Inc.'s top Scarer. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who turns the monster world
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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Step Afrika! Performs at NSA Naples By MC3 Brian T. Glunt, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe
Members of the Step Afrika! dance company held a free, hour long performance for service members and their families stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Jan. 24 at the Strikers bowling center. The Step Afrika! dance company, based out of Washington, D.C., is the only professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition, education and appreciation of stepping. “We bring a lot of energy, comedy and diversity with every show that we perform,” said Brian McCollum, Step Afrika! cast member and tour manager. “It’s nonstop energy. We do not stop dancing. There is no intermission. We really give our all with every performance.” NSA Naples’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department teamed up with Navy Entertainment to bring the world class dance company on their international tour to Spain and Italy. “We like to bring a diverse group of people to Naples so that the majority of people on base have a group that they like to see and enjoy with their family,” said Katie Mooney, recreation aid at MWR Naples Liberty Center and Navy Entertainment. “I am really excited about Step Afrika! being here. I think they are a great group and I think their performances are really cool for everyone to watch.”
Members of the Step Afrika! dance company perform for service members and their families stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Jan. 24, at the Strikers bowling center. NSA Naples' Morale, Welfare and Recreation department teamed up with Navy Entertainment to bring the world class dance company on their international tour to Spain and Italy. Step Afrika!, based out of Washington, D.C., is the only professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition, education and appreciation of stepping. (Photos by MC3 Brian T. Glunt)
According to the Step Afrika! website, stepping is a unique dance tradition, in which, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. The tradition grew out of the song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s. Stepping comes from a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group. “It’s a blessing just to be here,” said McCollum. “It’s an honor to be here entertaining the people who are serving for us.” For more information about Step Afrika, visit their website at www.stepafrika.org.
Helping Children Cope with Death By Larry Nelson, MSW, LCSW Fleet and Family Support Center
It is always difficult to deal with the death of a loved one, but when a child dies, it can be overwhelming. In a small community, the death of any member ripples through the various circles of those who knew and cared for the child. When a child dies unexpectedly, the entire community experiences the loss. Communities and schools can organize memorial activities as a way for children, parents and teachers to heal as a group and to mourn as a community. It is important for parents to take care of themselves and to experience the grieving process because that will help them in assisting their family. Our children will cope only as well as we do. Kids who see their parents overwhelmed with emotion may become overwhelmed themselves. If parents keep their feelings to themselves, their children will not have the opportunity to learn the healthy expression of feelings. The key for us as parents is to be open and honest about our emotions. For example, a parent might give his or
her child a hug and say, “I am so sad that Johnny died. I cry when I think about it.” In early elementary school, children have a concept about death and its finality. Thus, when a peer dies, children may worry that the same might happen to them. If parents are familiar with the child who died, they can speak personally as noted above. If parents did not know the child, they will want to check in with their children about how they are feeling. For example, a parent might say, “You look sad. Are you thinking about Mary?” Experts in the grieving process point out that there is no one, right way to grieve. It is important to accept the child’s feelings about the situation. School-age children may struggle with their feelings, and it may be important to just sit with them. Children may want to draw pictures of the peer or write letters. Parents can assist by being supportive and helping their children with these activities. Children may express a range of emotions such as anger, irritability, or sadness. When parents accept and comment on the emotion,
children often feel reassured. Parents should not feel the need to push the emotion of sadness on a child and can be most helpful by respecting and accepting all feelings that are being shared. It is important for parents to be open with their children and let them know that nobody could have prevented the death. School-age children should be able to understand that the peer who died will never come back. Professionals recommend that parents refrain from explanations that the child who died is “asleep”, as that may cause children afraid to go to sleep. Some children may think that they caused the death by something they did or said. If this is revealed, parents are advised to obtain more information from their children and reassure them that the death was not their fault. Eating disturbances, anger, acting out and sleep disturbances such as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and early morning awakenings may occur along with physical complaints or school difficulties. The behaviors associated with
Crime Report from Jan. 21 through Jan. 27 From the NSA Naples Command Investigative Division
This past week, the Naples community reported two off-base vehicle break-ins. The two vehicle break-ins took place in Naples and Pozzouli. A civilian reported that he parked and secured his vehicle in front of a restaurant in Pozzouli for approximately 2 ½ hours. Upon returning, he noticed both passenger windows had been broken though reported nothing missing. A service member reported that she had parked and secured her vehicle on the street next to her residence in Naples. Upon returning several hours later, she noticed a broken driver’s side window. Multiple items were reported missing. We would like to remind the communities that this time of the year, the road conditions can be slippery due to increase in rain and cold weather. When driving, be mindful of other drivers around you and leave sufficient amount of space between you and other vehicles. Remember that you need more time and distance to stop you vehicle when the pavement is wet.
this process should subside in six to eight weeks. School counselors and the Fleet and Family Support Center can provide assistance if the behaviors should become more extreme. Grieving cannot be hurried or slowed. Parents are advised to remain emotionally available to their children during the
process. Most often children will work through their feelings over time. This process can lead to enhanced emotional maturity and deepened empathy. If parents ever have concerns about how their children are managing the grieving process, they are encouraged to seek professional help.
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Navy Competitive Shooting how do i Season Starts Soon keep my By MCC William Lovelady
The U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team (USNMT) is looking for new members to participate in Navy and inter-service rifle and pistol matches. All active-duty and reserve Sailors are welcomed and encouraged to participate. "Sailors receive limited small arms training as they process through Navy Individual Augmentee Training at various U.S. Army training centers," said Cmdr. Mick Glancey, USNMT officer in charge. "All Sailors serving IA/GSA tours are issued a service rifle (M-16) or a service pistol (M9), some receive both prior to deployment. Small arms marksmanship is a basic fundamental skill set all our Sailors are required to possess." The USNMT is the leading proponent of small arms marksmanship and safety training for U.S. Navy personnel. Each year, the team conducts the U.S. Fleet (Atlantic and Pacific) Rifle and Pistol Matches, where hundreds of Sailors are trained in service rifle and service pistol marksmanship. Sailors participating in fleet matches represent their commands in individual and team events, earn marksmanship medals and badges, and qualify to stand armed watches aboard ships and at other commands. USNMT also conducts the annual All Navy (East and West) Rifle and Pistol Championships, in which the top 100 Sailors who have fired qualifying scores in fleet matches compete. As members of the rifle and pistol teams, the top 20 Sailors from each coast represent the Navy in the annual Inter Service Rifle and Pistol Matches where the “best of the best” come to compete from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. I/S Pistol Championships are held at Ft Benning, GA while the I/S Rifle Championships are held at MCB Quantico, VA. The Civilian Marksmanship Program's National Rifle and Pistol Matches and the National Rifle Association's National Rifle and Pistol Championships are held at Camp Perry, Ohio. Both fleet matches begin with classroom and range training to familiarize shooters of all skill levels with safety and proper practices on the range as well as the fundamentals of marksmanship. Then the shooting starts. There are warm-up matches before the 1000-point rifle matches fired at distances of 200, 300 and 500 yards and the 1000 point pistol matches fired one-handed from 25 and 50 yards. Competitors also shoot in both pistol and rifle excellence-in-competition (EIC) matches. EIC competitions are qualification matches in which competitors earn "leg points" toward the Distinguished Marksman and the Distinguished Pistol Shot badges. "We want to get the word out to everybody," said Glancey. "We want more new shooters to come out and participate in the matches." LT Rich Ray, 2012 East Coast Match Director,
reports “This year’s theme is train the new shooter!” Sailors do not have to be experienced shooters to benefit from competitive shooting-nor do they even need to own firearms. Throughout the match season, Naval Sea Systems Command Crane Division provides an armorer's van with match grade rifles, pistols, ammunition, and a workshop where a group of veteran gunsmiths build and maintain these precision firearms for Navy shooters. They even have all the small gear for matches like spotting scopes, shooting coats, mats, and folding stools used to carry gear up and down the 600-yard rifle range. "Most shooters buy their own gear once they get involved in the sport, but if you don't already own the guns and gear, it's best to try competing before you buy so you're sure of getting what you need," said Lt. Eric Palmer, west coast match director, who got his start like most Navy shooters—he heard about a match and decided he wanted to shoot. "Once you've shot for a while and are ready to buy your own equipment and guns, there are a lot of manufacturers that offer discounts to team members on rifles, ammunition, and just about everything else you need." "We've had shooters shoot their whole careers with a van rifle," said Master Chief Utilities Constructionman Scott Hancock. "They just keep track of the rifle number and shoot the same one at every match." One common area of confusion for Sailors wanting to shoot is how to join the team. The Navy Marksmanship Team is not a commissioned unit of the Navy. It has no unit identification code and there are no billets. Team leadership is a collateral duty and team membership is entirely voluntary. The Navy team doesn't hire professional shooters like the Army Marksmanship Unit and it doesn't have permanent change of station assignments like the Marine Corps team. It is made entirely of Sailors who love to shoot and want to compete. Joining the Navy shooting team and shooting either of the Fleet matches is the same thing. Interested shooters need to read the annual message, announcing match dates and locations that came out recently and contact their commands to request orders to attend. The annual match announcement message and team details may be found at the team website www.usnst.org. Depending on funding availability, active-duty Sailors may have to pay some of their travel and messing expenses out of pocket. “No-cost TAD orders are the norm,” said Glancey. “However, our USMC friends at Quantico routinely provide free barracks out at Camp Upshur, open-bay style living but it is free!” Reservists can use any type or combination of orders, with command approval. However, if funding is unavailable, some Reservists do have to come on unpaid annual training orders.
Cavity Free By Dr. Elisa Roth, DDS In preparation for Children’s Dental Health Month in February, the Pediatric Dental Team at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples would like to provide some important tips to ensure your child has optimal dental health. By following these nine simple recommendations, your child will be sure to have happy teeth and a healthy mouth. Keep Kids' Mouths HealthyParents and caregivers should help watch over their kids' tooth brushing abilities until they are eight-years-old. The Right Toothbrush- Kids should use a soft toothbrush that allows them to reach all areas of their mouth. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months (sooner if the bristles are worn out) or if your child has been sick. Attack Plaque- Plaque is a sticky film of germs that forms on teeth and gums after eating. Plaque that is not removed by brushing twice a day can lead to cavities. Visit your Friendly Dentist- It is
important to visit your dentist regularly your entire life starting no later than age one, or six months after the eruption of the first tooth. Visiting the dentist often is important to establishing a good relationship between the child, parent, and dentist. Floss- Kids should clean between their teeth once a day, every day, with floss or flossers to remove plaque and food where a toothbrush cannot reach. Children's teeth should be flossed as soon as two of their teeth touch. Fluoride- Fluoride is nature's cavity fighter. Unfortunately, there is no fluoride in the water in Italy; therefore, it is important to receive a prescription from your dentist or pediatrician specific for your child. Children older than six months should take fluoride supplements while living in Italy. All children older than two years of age should also use fluoridated toothpaste. Baby Bottle/Nursing Decay- As soon as teeth appear in your baby's mouth, it is possible for cavities to develop. It is important to keep your baby's gums and
teeth clean to prevent tooth decay – even in baby teeth. Prevent Babies’ and Kids’ Tooth Decay- You can prevent tooth decay for your baby by lowering the risk of your baby getting bacteria that cause tooth decay. Avoid placing a pacifier in the baby's mouth after it drops on the floor. Avoid sharing a utensil, as it transmits bacteria from your mouth to your child’s. Nutrition- A balanced diet helps keep your children's teeth and gums healthy. A diet high in natural or added sugars may increase your child's risk for tooth decay. A sugary or starchy food with sugar is safer for teeth when eaten with a meal, not as a snack. Chewing during a meal helps produce saliva, which washes away sugar and starch. Sticky foods like raisins, fruit snacks, dried fruit and candy are not easily washed away from your kids' teeth by saliva so they have more cavity-causing potential. Our team provides routine exams and cleaning appointments every six months for children under six years of age as well as all care required to ensure your child has a healthy mouth. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call the Naples Dental Clinic at 081-811-6049.
New year’s resolutions? By Lt. Elizabeth Fidler, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy
According to the National Institutes of Health, America’s holiday season accounts for more than 50 percent of the nation’s collective yearly weight gain. With obesity and obesity-related diseases steadily increasing, many Americans will make the New Year’s resolution to lose weight, get healthy, or complete some health-related pledge. To get started, here are a few tips to help with this important goal. First, everyone should have a yearly physical. If you have any chronic health conditions, it is especially important to talk to a medical provider prior to starting a new exercise regimen. He or she will listen to the heart and lungs, may assess any of the joints that have a history of injury, and may require blood work to check cholesterol and other issues. Besides being important to measuring health, it can also serve as a great starting point to measure improvements. Do not look at those numbers as discouraging. Everyone must start somewhere. Second, make a plan. Studies show that people who have goals with set end-points and with built-in rewards are more likely to stay on track. Make sure that the goal is reasonable and healthy. For most people, weight loss of one to two pounds a week is optimal. An example of a good goal would be: Lose 20 pounds by May 1 using diet and exercise. Then when the goal is achieved, use a non-food related reward like fancy new running shoes, a great exercise outfit, a new bicycle, etc. Third, ask for help. Involve a spouse, friends, children, or dog … whoever will provide the most encouragement and will hold you accountable. Tell them the plan and how they can help. Most importantly, if they are doing what is asked, such as reminding you of that evening walk, make sure that it is taken as positive reinforcement, not nagging. Besides a personal support system, your healthcare team is also here to help. U.S. Naval Hospital Naples has a registered dietician on staff, Lt. Cmdr. Tinsika Riggs, who can provide group and individual counseling (with a referral from your primary care doctor) to help you towards your goals. The Health Promotions Department offers the Ship Shape Program. This program is an eight-week program that includes information about nutrition, stress management, physical fitness and much more. Ship Shape is not just for active-duty service members, but for civilian contractors and all family members. Contact the Health Promotions' staff at 081-811-6445 to sign up. The latest class began Jan. 31. The hospital staff is always here to help. For any questions or concerns related to health, prescriptions, or diagnoses, call Medical Home Port at 081-811-6271 during business hours or reach us 24/7 through secure messaging at www.Relayhealth.com.
Flu Season Update From USNH Naples, Public Health Directorate
According to this week's "FluView" Report put out by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity remains elevated in the United States, but decreased in some areas. Most of the country, forty-eight states, is reporting widespread influenza activity and influenza-like illness. Influenza A (H3N2), 2009 Influenza A (H1N1), and Influenza B viruses have all been identified in the U.S. this season. The good news is that these three viruses are covered in this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine. While the influenza activity here is currently tracking along historical rates, it is important to note that we have a lot of personnel and family members arriving and leaving the Naples area. This can result in an increased risk of exposure due to personnel bringing the flu virus from the U.S. or traveling to an area with a higher probability of contracting the virus. Additionally, it is entirely possible the Naples area will see an increase in influenza cases and activity during the coming weeks as the virus continues to spread around the globe. Unlike the common cold, the flu can potentially cause severe illness or life-threatening complications for some people, such as pregnant women, young children, the elderly and individuals with other underlying health conditions. The most effective way to prevent getting the flu is by receiving the influenza vaccine. The vaccine is still available for everyone over the age of 6 months eligible for care at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and the Naval Branch Health Clinic, Capodichino. Influenza viruses are spread from person to person via respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. The two most effective ways to help control the spread of the flu are covering your nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and frequently washing hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer. For more information regarding the flu vaccine, contact Naples’ Preventive Medicine Department at 629-6299 or 081-811-6299. To see the CDC FluView report and to learn more about seasonal influenza, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly.
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For the seventh year in a row, the Naples Tiger Sharks are once again the European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Southern Division champions with a resounding victory Saturday in Cadiz, Spain. The Tiger Sharks accumulated 1,498 points, easily beating Rota (641), Lisbon (540), Vicenza (366), Aviano (319) and Sigonalla (56). “You are essentially going in with a new team each year,” coach Jane Higgins said. “It is just as amazing to win the seventh year in a row as it was to win the first.” Tiger Shark swimmers, 63 of them, and their families traveled to compete in the event, the largest team to compete Sunday. “Participation is a major key to our success,” Higgins said. “Traveling in force as a team to divisionals is a huge expense and personal undertaking for our families. Our participation speaks volumes on the level of commitment from both our swimmers and their families.” The high school senior swimmers set the benchmark high for the team to follow. Senior Kelsey Lynch finished first in the 50m freestyle, the 100m backstroke, and the 100m freestyle racking up 36 points for the team. John Thibodeau earned 34 points with first-place finishes in the 200m individual medley (IM) and the 400m freestyle, and a second place finish in the 100m freestyle. Isabel Krause earned first place in the 200m freestyle and second place in the 200m IM, garnering 22 points for the team. Naples Tiger Shark juniors also contributed big points for the team. Victoria Krause took first place in all three of her events (100m freestyle, 200m IM, 100m breaststroke), while Berkay Payal earned two first place finishes (50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke) and a second (200m freestyle). Brian Thibodeau finished first in the 100m breaststroke and second in both the 200m IM and the 100m backstroke. Sophomore Alexis Cutler earned the gold in the 100m backstroke and took silver in the 50m freestyle and the 400m freestyle. Zane Zimmerman collected a trio of medals, finishing first in the 50m freestyle, second in the 200m freestyle, and third in the 100m freestyle. Marshal Saunders earned a first place finish in the 100m
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Coach Jane Higgins goes over split times with Shannon Cutler poolside in Spain. Cutler earned 32 points for the Tiger Sharks, finishing first in the 100m freestyle, as well as second in both the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.
butterfly, and a second in the 400m freestyle. Freshman Maura Patterson finished first in the 50m freestyle, the 100m breaststroke, and the 400m freestyle, contributing another 36 points to the team total. Fellow freshman Brett Baldwin also had a first place finish in the 100m freestyle, and earned the bronze in the 200m IM. Ingrid Bidwell earned time on the podium with a second place finish in the 100m freestyle and a third in the 200m freestyle. Sister Sydney Bidwell scored double bronze in the 200m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke. The younger swimmers were not to be outdone with Delaney Brenner, Kendall Ewing, Emily Patterson, and Ryan Sword leading the charge each with three first place finishes. Luke Johnson, Luke Patterson, Braden Peterson, Carly Sharp, Linsdey Sharp, Nick Sherer, Timothy Smith, Lauren Snodgrass, and Stephen Traucht all earned two first-place finishes in their events. Other Tiger Sharks who earned gold were Ruby Canstsey, sisters Danielle and Shannon Cutler, Jerra Ewing, Chris Levine, Alexa Morillo, John Sherer, Andrew Smith, Leslie Traucht, and Jodie Urbanski. Tiger Sharks Lydia Boyum, Bylthe Brenner, Maddy Fletcher, Sophia Krause, Jacob Levine, John Lynch, Holton McGuinn, Paul Patterson, Jake
Peterson, Brendan Smith, Jordan Traucht, and Alyssa Yenco all earned silver for at least one of their events. Samantha Allen, Conner Roberts, Nathan Traucht, and Malena Yenco earned spots on the podium with third place finishes in at least one of their events. Swimmers Anika Mustard and Noah Sherer each had fourth place finishes and contributed points to the team total. Maria Sherer earned points for her performance in the 50m breaststroke. The Tiger Sharks continued to show time improvement going into the meet. Mackenzie Allen, Christian Krause, Jude Lynch, Drake McGuinn, AnnaLynn Morris, Billy Morris, and Brendan Roberts all saw faster personal best times for the season. Sophia Van Mierlo took to the water as lead swimmer in the 200m freestyle relay. Qualified swimmers will be in Eindhoven, Netherlands Feb. 16-17 to compete in the EFSL Championships. Throughout the season swimmers have been earning qualifying times in their various events to earn the right to compete against some of the best competition Europe has to offer. “For the championship meet we only have qualified swimmers competing in their specified strokes,” Higgins said. “This will allow us to spend the next three weeks focusing more on the individual’s event.”
Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an active-duty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081-5684639 for more information.
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In the Spotlight NMCRS NAPLES TEAM Pictured from left to right (in back row) are CS1 Sean Corcoran, CS3 Sondra Baier, Daniel Brecht, CSCM Dexter Johnson, CS1 Alan Hess, RP1 Andy Gomez, ETCS Darin Vazquez, Desiree Hawkins, Ann Donohue, Natatia DePaoli, Alison Levy, (in front row) Carmelina Copson, Courtney Weeks, Silvia Brecht, Liz Knapp, and Margaret Copson. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Naples team during a Jan. 26 ceremony recognized area volunteers for accumulated hours of service. DePaoli was recognized for logging 100 hours, Hawkins was recognized for 300 hours and Knapp was honored for 1,500 hours. Area culinary specialists were each recognized for volunteering time to prepare brunch for ceremony attendees. NMCRS provides financial, educational and other assistance to service members and their families.
C4I FCPOA The C4I First Class Petty Officer’s Association is credited with raising thousands of dollars for various charities throughout the last several months. The association coordinated two bake sales to raise more than $1,000 toward the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and advertised, coordinated and executed the first NSA Naples Movember run, raising over $1,600 toward men’s health. The C4I FCPOA supported the launch and development of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet “Under My Wing” mentorship program, resulting in over 35 mentorship agreements. Additionally, C4I FCPOA members assisted the MWR committee in raising funds for the CNE-CNA/C6F Christmas party and executed a highly successful children’s holiday party with NCTS Naples, attended by over 75 command personnel and their children.
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) SONYA CAGE Maj. Gen. Dean, Sonya Cage and Major Ernest Cage pose for a photo at JFC Naples. Mrs. Sonya R. Cage, spouse of Allied Joint Force Command Naples member U.S. Air Force Major Ernest Cage, was recently awarded the 2013 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year for NATO for her outstanding support to local military personnel and their families. “To me, the Joan Orr award is recognition of serving others within your community. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve our Air Force and NATO communities. Serving the families is a team effort,” explained Cage. One of her main contributions was creating a pre-deployment family support program which provides pivotal information to the dependents in the Naples area while their spouse is deployed. JFC Naples leadership understands the importance of having the support of the service member’s family. This is a key component to the success of the JFC Naples deployable Warfighting headquarters concept. Cage stated, “I have always had a heart of service and helping others. My parents always served their community and I was right there beside them.” “Military spouses bring their own unique strengths, talents and experience to the military family community. They are parents, volunteers, employees, advocates, ombudsmen, mentors, students, teachers and leaders,” explains Maj. Gen. Garry Dean, Director of Operations at JFC Naples. “Sonya has been a valuable member of our community and we are thankful for her efforts in providing top-notch support to our military families.”
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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NOTICE: The Department of the Navy announced a hiring freeze effective Jan. 14. Effective immediately, all appropriated funds, U.S. and local national vacancy announcements will be placed on hold until further notice. HRO WEBSITES: https://cnic. navy.mil/europe/about/Jobs/index.ht m and http://hronaples.altervista.org HRO FACEBOOK: HRO_NAPLES Please contact us at 081-568-5409 for any questions. The Human Resources Office is located in the Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, OR at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, OR by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, OR at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: Customer service operation hours for the following HRO services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: • ID/CAC CARDS (DD1172-2) • Requests for an Official Passport (DD1056) • Logistical Support Letters • Work Certificates
OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS-1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN#EUR13-537395-AG, (Multiple Positions), Full Time Permanent, Next Cut Off-Date: Feb. 7.
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DATE JAN. 11 NO VACANCIES If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-5685409. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the HRO services or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO representative is available for the bi-weekly "Meet & Greet" at the Support Site food court area. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he or she will bring the question back to
the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next "Meet & Greet" is from 8-9 a.m. Feb. 11.
13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar.
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Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic. navy.mil/Naples/FleetAnd FamilyReadiness/AboutFleet AndFamilyReadiness/Jobs/ index.htm The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.
Supervisory Housing Management Assistant, NF-117303, ANN#13-017, Regular fulltime, NGIS, Capodichino, Naples. Responsible for maintaining a professional operation, consistent with those services and amenities provided in a commercial hotel. Provides short and long range plans, analyzes monthly financial statements to ensure financial stability. Closing date: Feb. 19. Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, NF-010104, ANN#13-019 Regular fulltime, Navy region Europe, Naples, Italy. The regional SARC will be the designated staff member at the region, responsible for coordinating and overseeing local implementation and execution of the SAPR Program. Closing date: Open Until Filled. SAPR Victim Advocacy Support Specialist, NF-010104, ANN#13-020 Regular fulltime Navy region Europe, Naples, Italy. This position is that of Sexual Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) and serve as the primary initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault. Provides 24/7 support for victims’ immediate needs. 1st cut off date: Jan. 21. Closing date: Open Until Filled.
NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child and Youth Programs Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 12-159, (Multiple Positions). part-time, Flexible/regular Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, dayto-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Assembles or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, and Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guardian. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/ Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN#12-037, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-042, flexible, Golf Course, Carney Park. Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-044, flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-155, flexible, Liberty Division, Capodichino. Helps the customers in the recreation center with recreational events. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 (Theater Concessionaire) ANN#
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StaMPa GeNeraLe SrL, Publisher of the PaNoraMa newspaper, wishes to inform you that the only authorized representatives for the sale of advertising spaces and cashing payments on our behalf are Mr. Vincenzo acanfora and Mr. Sebastiano Saglimbeni, who will present their ID to identify themselves. For any further information, please contact our office at 081-568-7884 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please report to us any attempted approach by anyone other than the two gentlemen mentioned above.
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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:// www.NavyExchange.jobs.
U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#120003GH Sales Clerk/ CL/NF-01/FPT. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Cosmetics, Health & Personal Care, Sporting Goods, Garden, Christmas Shop , Pets , and Cough and Cold departments.
Ann#120003GG Sales Clerk/ SL/NF-01/FPT. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Jewelry, Mens, Ladies, Shoes, Cosmetics, Handbags, and Children’s departments. Ann#120002U7 Cashier CheOpen cker/CC/NF-01/Flex. until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#120003GF Sales Clerk/ HL/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the electronics, housewares, domestics, furniture, and gifts departments. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#12000343 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120002U4 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and
ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. LATINA MINI MART Ann#120002U5 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available.
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (UMUC) UMUC will have a Field Representative job opening, 40 hours per week, effective May 1. Please visit the UMUC office at Capodichino, Admin II, to find out more about the position, its associated benefits and how to apply. UMUC can be reached at 081-568-6675 or 6676.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA University of Oklahoma (OU) has an opening for a Naples Site Director starting on or around March 1. The deadline to apply for this position is Feb. 11. This is a full-time position with full university benefits. To apply contact Ms. Rose Petrunyak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (49) 6221-76-8118 or visit the local OU office at CAPO for more information.