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58th year, No. 11
Bella Napoli Food Court Opens Its Doors
Friday, March 22, 2013
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By MC2 Jason Howard, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Detachment Europe
Community members participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Bella Napoli Food Court, March 15, at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Capodichino. The renovated food court, pub and catering facility cost around $2.5 million. The former galley has new floor and wall finishes, interior partitions, plumbing, electrical wiring as well as a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Bella Napoli, located at the former Ciao Hall galley, houses four new restaurants for Capo. Puccino’s includes American breakfast, pizza, Italian food and smoothies. Bee Burger is a restaurant concept based on Burger King with flame-broiled burgers. Sushi Raw Bar and Grill includes sushi, fish on the grill and an Asian line similar to Manchu Wok. All from the Grill offers typical American grilled sandwiches with menu options including Philly cheese steak, meatball and pastrami sandwiches. Subway, The Original Espresso Bar and The Olde Town Pub have moved into the upgraded facility to continue their services. Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples, talked about the importance of the new food court and participated in the ribbon cutting. “The new food court is great for everyone to relax and enjoy some good food with great company,” said Gray. “I have over 200 Sailors living on this base, and I believe this new food court is more important to them than anyone else.” “It’s great that they located all of these venues in one spot right next to the barracks,” said Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Seaman Connor Patrick Dean, bachelor housing resident attached to U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet. “Now, especially when the weather is bad, we can have a place to gather and hang out after working hours
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Community members make their lunch choices at the newly opened Bella Napoli Food Court at Capo. The renovated food court, pub and catering facility opened its doors last Friday after completion of an approximate $2.5 million worth of upgrades to the former Ciao Hall galley. (Photo by MC1 Travis Simmons)
that’s easy to get to.” U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band’s Woodwind Quintet performed for the crowd while food vendors handed out free samples to attendees of the grand opening. “It was a great turn out for the ribboncutting ceremony,” said Musician 3rd Class Christopher Sibbers, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band. “After the performance, we stayed for lunch, and I was very impressed with the choices we had.” Each restaurant offers a healthy choice option alongside their signature meals to include vegetables, salads and other
healthy foods for those patrons who prefer a lighter meal to eat. “Being a vegetarian, it’s hard for me to go out and enjoy a restaurant with a group of people,” said Personnel Specialist Seaman Kelly Jardine, bachelor housing resident attached to NSA Naples Personnel Support Detachment. “I was very surprised at the variety of alternative-meal choices the food court has.” The Bella Napoli Food Court hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The Olde Town Pub is open until 11:30 p.m. on weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on weekends.
Budget Travel Tips Story and photos by Laura Byrd
For years I’ve heard people say it, “I’d love to go the places that you do, but we just can’t afford it. Maybe after we’ve saved some vacation money we can travel more.” While that may be true some of the time, it doesn’t have to be true all of the time. Take it from a frugal traveler who has experienced five-star hotels using points alone and has flown cross-country on a discounted flight just to accumulate frequent flyer miles for a free flight. There are creative ways to stretch your travel dollar if you take a little time and know a few tricks. Unlike some travelers, I’m not a college student backpacking through Europe who is willing to share a bathroom in a hostel. I’ve found a bit of planning ahead and doing a little research is the key to saving dollars. For frequent travel, a jaunt to Paris or London for the weekend or a night in northern Italy, a lot can be done to make a trip more affordable. Here are a few tips for travel without
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Streets of Italy Join columnist Laura Byrd as she explores things to do in the Naples Laura Byrd area and easy daytrips to places throughout Italy.
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March 22, 2013
By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer Last month, I received a letter from Brittaney Key, a junior at Naples High School. She requested the Support Site’s participation in tomorrow’s “Earth Hour.” If you aren’t familiar, cities around the world are planning to “go dark” for one hour at 8:30 p.m. local. It’s all part of the World Wildlife Fund’s global effort to raise awareness for protecting our planet. I support this effort as well as the notion that individual actions add up and make a difference collectively. If you are able to safely turn off your lights, please consider joining the Key family and millions of others in reducing our energy consumption. NSA Naples is looking to turn off as many outside lights as safely possible at Support Site in observance of the hour. However, security is always a concern and thus adequate lighting will be maintained. Lighting accounts for almost 20 percent of electricity consumption and 6 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide. If you plan to use candles during the hour, please don’t leave them unattended. And try using 100 percent beeswax or soy candles because they are effectively carbon neutral. The CO2 they emit has already been taken from the atmosphere to produce the wax since they are made from natural products. As I’ve mentioned in weeks past, reducing base-wide energy consumption is an NSA Naples priority, especially as we confront ongoing fiscal challenges. Utility costs account for one-fourth of the base’s operating budget, so every individual energy-saving effort is important. Unplug personal appliances at work. Turn off printers, monitors and other office equipment when you’re not using them. And use common break-room refrigerators and coffee makers as much as possible. Conserving our resources ashore helps preserve critical support for our fighting forces. Wednesday marked the official start of spring, and I want to thank the USO for helping our single and unaccompanied Sailors kick it off with a free BBQ yesterday afternoon. It seems like USO leaders and volunteers never miss an opportunity to offer a taste of home to our junior enlisted Sailors. Thank you for the continued support. Spring brings about a renewed desire to enjoy the outdoors as temperatures warm. So I suspect that others are itching to fire up the grill or hop on those motorbikes if they haven’t already. Let me encourage everyone to please be careful. For those manning the grill, check your tanks, hoses and cooking surfaces to make sure they are operable and free of bird’s nests or other flammable material stored under the covers. For our newly arrived motorcycle enthusiasts, ensure you have the appropriate navy mandated training before heading out and look to travel with an experienced group that is familiar with riding in Naples or Europe in general. We’re all pretty lucky to be stationed here. Italy is a beautiful place with lots of sights to see. No matter how or where we travel, we must take force protection into account. Be sure to have an individual force protection plan (IFPP) if you are headed to any country or region that has a travel warning in effect. Pay particular attention to places in Africa, the Levant area, or the former Soviet Republics. Many countries in these areas have internal situations or entry requirements that you need to be aware of. Fortunately, most commands have force protection representatives who are trained to brief you and help create your IFPP. However, if your command does not have someone, the NSA Naples Anti-Terrorism/ Force Protection office is available to assist you. The office is located in the Capo Security Precinct, building 403. We all lead very busy and active lives and being overseas often exacerbates the challenges we face. This coupled with the individual challenges that each of us inevitably must deal with in our lives such as the death of a family member or close relative, personal financial difficulties, relationship problems, and loneliness, often result in extra stressors for those of us stationed overseas. The ongoing fiscal uncertainties of late are an additional source of stress for everyone. Regardless of the challenges that may confront you, you don’t have to suffer in silence and face them alone. As the commanding officer of NSA Naples, I am privileged to work closely with all the great COs in this area. I can confidently say that your chain of command will view those who seek assistance with admiration and see that gesture as a sign of strength. The great thing about Naples is we are a close knit community and there is a universal willingness to pull together and help those in need. I ask everyone to pay particular attention to your friends and family in these trying times and reach out to those who may be struggling. We also have an outstanding cadre of professionals who are here to help, including Fleet and Family Support Center counselors, chaplains, and Naval Hospital behavioral health professionals who will work with you in confidence and stand ready to assist regardless of the challenges you face. I implore everyone to continue to look out for one another as we press forward. And again, turn off those lights and enjoy your weekend!
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No Financial Transactions at Capo Post Office in April
March 24: Passover Seder Potluck Dinner
Capo Post Office will suspend all financial transactions, April 1-26, due to closure of the customer service area during renovation. Customers will not be able to purchase stamps, postage, or money orders. However, post office staff will continue to conduct mail call and accept official mail. Mail with pre-paid postage (i.e., Click 'N Ship) will also be accepted. To ease the impact of the Capo office’s limited service, Support Site Post Office will extend its April hours on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Capo Post Office at DSN: 626-5371 or 081-568-5371.
The NSA Naples Jewish community is hosting a Seder Passover Potluck Dinner on March 24. The dinner will start at 6 p.m. in the Support Site community center. All faiths are invited to attend. For more information, contact RP1 Michael Willis at DSN: 626-3539 or 081-568-3539.
Reminder: Annual Utility/Recurring Maintenance Survey is Open The annual Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility and Recurring Maintenance Survey for Italy is open during the month of March. Service members residing in private housing off base are eligible to take the online survey and will be asked to report average monthly costs for utilities and routine maintenance expenses incurred over the last 12 months. Find the survey at https://www.defensetravel.dod. mil/site/marutil.cfm. Data provided will directly impact the Utility/Recurring Maintenance allowance paid to service members who regularly receive OHA in Italy.
March 23: Child and Youth Programs Fun Run at Carney Park Community members are invited to run a 2K or 5K at Carney Park on March 23. The Child and Youth Programs event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MWR will provide participants t-shirts and accessories that glow in the dark. Those who complete the run will receive a medal and the top winners will receive awards. Registration is $5 for those under 18 and $10 for adults. There will be a bonfire, chili and hot beverages following the run. For more information, call DSN: 629-4729 or 081-811-4729.
March 23: Wine and Dine Event at Support Site The Navy Overseas Support Club (NOSC) is scheduled to host a “Wine and Dine” event March 23 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Support Site community center. Community members ages 21 and older are welcome to a night of wine tasting, a three course dinner, music, and dancing. Prices vary for members, non-members, couples and singles. For more information, visit www.noscitaly.com.
CORRECTION The page 11 Athletes of the Month in the March 15 issue were for the month of February.
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March 25: Registration for School Year 2013/2014 Begins Parents of returning Naples Middle/High School students and incoming 7th graders can register their children for school year 2013/2014, starting March 25. Registration will be held March 25-April 5 in the school's media center conference room, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week day. Parents who are planning a PCS move this summer should bring a completed Summer PCS Move Form and a copy of orders. For more information, contact the school registrar at DSN: 629-4536 or 081-811-4536.
March 25: NSA Naples to Start Indoor Testing for Radon NSA Naples will begin a scheduled one-year study for radon gas indoors on March 25, as part of an ongoing Navywide program. Naples is the first Navy installation in Europe to conduct a comprehensive study on its current facilities. Other Navy bases are expected to complete radon testing in the future. Radon detectors, called alpha-track detectors, will be installed in Navy facilities at Capo, Support Site, Gaeta, Carney Park, and Navy-managed buildings at JFC (Lago Patria). The detectors will be placed in all basements and ground level spaces that are inhabited at least four hours daily. Navy facilities in Naples were last tested in 1991-1992; however, the base infrastructure has since changed necessitating completion of a new test. For U.S. Environmental Protection Agency information on radon, go to www.epa.gov/radon. If you have questions, call the Environmental Office at DSN: 626-6641/6644 or 081568-6641/6644. The radon detectors are tentatively scheduled to be installed as listed: Tentative Dates Location School facilities March 30-31 Week of April 1 All Housing and Hospital facilities Week of April 8 Facilities at Capo, Support Site, Gaeta, SATCOM, Carney Park, and Nisida Week of April 15 Any missed locations Week of April 22 Any missed locations
March 25: Registration Opens for Youth Cheerleading and Gymnastics Registration opens to all for cheerleading and gymnastics at the Youth Center on March 25. Parents can register their children (ages 6-14) for cheerleading at a cost of $138 per participant. The spring cheerleading season is scheduled to start April 1 and end June 5. For youth gymnastics, the cost ranges from $55 to $145 per participant (toddlers through age 14). The spring gymnastics season is scheduled to start April 2 and end June 6. For more information or to register, call the Youth Center at DSN: 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.
March 25-27: Expect Gate Entry Delays Due to Training Exercise NSA Naples is scheduled to participate in a regional anti-terrorism/ force-protection training exercise, March 25-27. Training events are designed to have minimal impact on community members; however, all should anticipate some traffic delays at Support Site and Capo entries. In addition, a security drill is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., March 26, at Support Site school facilities. Installation emergency responders will participate. For more information, contact Installation Training Officer Steve Ursell at DSN: 626-3948 or 081-5683948.
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March 26: Support Site Power Outages Scheduled A Support Site power outage that will impact most non-housing facilities is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 26. This scheduled outage – the last among a recent series – allows workers to complete preventive maintenance on power substations, install energy-saving devices for exterior lighting and repair damaged underground cables. General housing, schools and the CDC will not be affected. However, all other buildings (including Senior Officer Quarters, Village Forum, the Commissary and Navy Exchange mall) will be impacted. For more information on how specific offices and stores will alter their hours as a result, see the Announced Services/ Limited Services note or contact them directly.
March 26: Women's History Month Symposium The U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Multicultural Heritage Team is hosting a Women's History Month Symposium in the Capo theater on March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. All are invited to help celebrate women's history and this year's theme: "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." Free mementos will be given to the first 100 attendees. Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff is scheduled to provide a brief and a distinguished panel of officers, enlisted members and civilians will participate in a discussion. For more information, contact DSN: 626-4587 or 081-568-4587.
March 26: Informational Meetings Begin for Sure Start Program Sure Start is a pre-kindergarten program for children
of enlisted personnel. Informational meetings for Sure Starts’ 2013/2014 school year will continue in the Sure Start Atrium at Naples Elementary School, March 26 at 3 p.m. The meetings address the application process and eligibility requirements. Children who are age 4 by Sept. 1 may be eligible to register. Additional meetings are scheduled during the following dates and times: April 2 at 5 p.m.; April 16 at 3 p.m.; April 23 at 5 p.m.; and April 30 at 3 p.m.
March 27: Intramural Sports Softball Coaches Meeting A coaches meeting for Intramural Sports Softball will be held in the Capo FitZone conference room, at noon. The same meeting will be held in the Support Site Fitness Forum conference room at 4 p.m. Team rosters are due April 10, and the season is scheduled to begin April 25. Participants must play for their respective commands. For more information, call DSN: 629-6529 or 331-197-4137.
March 28: ASC Napoli Breakfast Fundraiser at Capo The American Soccer Club of Napoli will hold a breakfast fundraiser at Capo on March 28. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the vicinity of the old food court area (adjacent to the main gym entrance). Funds raised will help support tournament travel costs for community soccer players ages 7-19. For more information about the club, visit www.ascnapoli.com.
March 28: Holy Thursday Services Two worship services will be offered March 28, the Thursday before Easter. The Catholic Holy Thursday Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Support Site chapel. The Protestant Maundy Thursday Liturgical Service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Support Site chapel.
Italian News Briefs
Compiled by Teresa Merola
Usain Bolt to Run in Rome Rome’s Golden Gala will host world record holder Usain Bolt who will run the 100 meters June 6. Rome opens the European meet in the Diamond League at the Stadio Olimpico. Bolt won the 100 in Rome the past two years, clocking 9.91 seconds in 2011 and 9.76 last season. The organizers have not yet announced who will be running against him.
Italian Politicians Lose Out on Sporting Tickets The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced the end of free pass cards for parliamentarians. Italian politicians now have to pay out of their pocket for tickets if they want to continue attending sports events in Italy. VIP seats at Italian football matches were stocked for politicians who often brought their families and friends along, with drivers waiting outside the stadium at taxpayers’ expense.
Ex-director of Italian Library Sentenced to Prison Last Friday the ex-director was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from ever holding a public office again. A year ago the director of the richest and oldest library in Italy was suspended and accused of embezzlement. More than 1,500 books were missing from the library and a petition was signed by over 2,000 Italian and International academics and librarians. A few days after, the Naples Public Prosecutor closed the library and placed the director under inspection. Evidence came to light that the director removed boxes of books from the library and at the least three volumes were found in his Verona home. The Girolamini library was built alongside the Church and Convent of the Girolamini in the late 16th century. It serviced the Oratory of the convent and was open to the public from its very beginning. It is one of the richest and oldest libraries in the Southern Italy. The library has a collection of almost 160,000 books that range in subject from theology and history to contemporary lit-
erature, archaeology, numismatics, music and local history, all dating from the 15th to 19th century. The library has been administered by the Cultural Ministry and the Oratory since the late 19th century.
Students Awarded for Pasta Bridges Students from the University of Salento’s Department of Engineering receive awards today for the best three resistant and aesthetically beautiful bridges made with pasta. The “Spaghetti Bridge Competition 2013” is a race between students preparing for a degree and graduate. The competitors have to realize a bridge using exclusively spaghetti and glue, following the rules of engineering and supporting the maximum possible load.
Italian Buildings Opened to Public This Weekend This weekend, some 700 sites including stately homes, archaeological sites, churches, castles and religious buildings all over Italy are open to the public by paying a little donation for the annual spring open day organized by the Fondo Ambientale Italiano (FAI). The event aims to preserve the historic, cultural and naturalist Italian assets and it is a unique occasion to visit some of the sites that are usually closed to the public. In Naples, it is possible to visit the Monumental Building of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, which dates back to the 17th century, and the Historical Archive of the Banco di Napoli, which is the oldest and most important archive of economic and social history for Neapolitan banking. The Palazzo Abbaziale di Loreto is located in Mercogliano, in the Avellino province. It is an example of Baroque architecture with its stucco and its 16th century Flemish tapestries depicting hunting scenes. It is still the home of the Benedictine congregation. These tours can be available in English too. The complete list of participating buildings and monuments, as well as their visiting times, can be seen on the FAI website, www.giornatafai.it
T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS, SEE PAGE 5.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) seeks members to serve as volunteers in its Thrift Store. When the store is open, volunteers are needed to help with storing, merchandising, bagging, and running the cash register. When the store is closed, help is needed preparing the store for shopping. Store hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 47 p.m. All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to assisting. Email email@example.com to sign up for training. FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER is looking for volunteers to assist in the event of an emergency. Volunteers could be called upon if families are relocated to Support Site due to a natural disaster or similar emergency that exceeds what the FFSC staff can support. Volunteers may greet families, inquire about needs, organize supplies, complete paperwork, etc. Being on the list does not obligate anyone to a future event. If you are interested in volunteering for this, please call 081-811-6372 or email FFSCNSANaplesItaly@eu.navy.mil. 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. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) NEEDS VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS. ARC needs volunteer instructors for various courses. Those interested in becoming instructors can contact the ARC office at 081-568-4788. ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Are you interested in taking photos of Naples Elementary School students during the 2012-2013 school year? Contact Dr. Johnson at 081-811-4159 or donita.Johnson@ eu.dodea.edu. TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with college-oriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at email@example.com or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) is seeking individuals as board members in 2013-2014 for a variety of events and positions. Join Us! If you want to volunteer or need information on what is available, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.noscitaly.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Panorama March 22, 2013
The Joint Mobile Training Team poses with Jordanian NCOs during a recent NATO leadership course in Al Zarqa, Jordan. (Photo courtesy of JFC Public Affairs)
JFC Naples Team Trains Jordanian NCOs By Master Sgt. Justin Philips, Allied Joint Force Command Naples
The Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples Joint Mobile Training Team (JMTT) recently completed a mission in Jordan from March 3 to 8 where they trained 30 non-commissioned officers (NCO) from the Jordanian army. This was JFC Naples’ first-ever JMTT mission to the Middle East in support of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue initiative and directly supported one of JFC’s key tasks of engaging with partners. The main mission of the team is to travel into non-NATO member countries and introduce a different kind of training to their armed forces. The overall program is led by JFC Command Sgt. Maj. Manfred Jerabek. A team of instructors travelled to Al Zarqa, Jordan and facilitated classroom-based leadership training under the professional leadership of Senior Chief Petty Officer Christian Hennings of the German navy. The training material covered various NCO development and leadership topics including ethics, communication and counseling. The JMTT training material doesn't include any country specific doctrine and is a based on the NATO School and Swiss NCO
School’s leadership courses. “The mission to Jordan was the most unique mission I have been on with the JMTT,” said Henning after completing his 10th mission with JMTT. “It was very interesting to interact with other NCO’s from the Jordanian military and to give them NATO’s perspective on NCO leadership. I hope they got as much from the training as I did.” Hennings’ team members included Warrant Officer Ian Venables, Royal air force, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Giorgio Frausin, Canadian air force, Premiere Maitre Bernard Evesque, French army, and Sgt. Jan Geilenkirchen, German air force. “We really enjoyed hosting the NCO training team from Naples and we look forward to continuing our relationship with NATO in the future,” said Col. Khalil Wedian, military liaison officer for the Jordanian Armed Forces. The team successfully delivered the training content, but more importantly they established relationships and shared ideas with other NCOs from a valuable partner country. Overall, the Naples team graduated 30 Jordanian NCOs and fulfilled the motto of the JMTT program: "We train our own!"
6th Fleet Commander Visits Ike Strike Group By MCSN Brian Wilbur, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs
USS Hue City (CG 66) and the German navy frigate FGS Hamburg (F220), while the ships were conducting operations in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility March 12. Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe's visit to Hamburg included meeting with the ship's commanding officer, German navy Cmdr. Ralf Kuchler, and touring the ship. Having a German ship accompany an American strike group on deployment is a unique event. "It is a rare honor for me to visit a German warship at sea conducting its mission," said Pandolfe. "Your ship is an integral part of this carrier strike group. We have tremendous faith and confidence in the capabilities of this ship, and we are very proud to sail alongside you." Pandolfe also visited Sailors aboard Eisenhower. After meeting with Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, commander, Carrier Strike Croup (CSG) 8, and senior leadership, he addressed the crew. "I thank you for your successful engagements in France and Spain, where you represented the Navy very well," said Vice Adm.
Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir, left, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, greets Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, upon his arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by MCS Andrew Schneider)
Pandolfe. "We wish you every success as you sail forward to 5th Fleet and look forward to your return." During his visit to Hue City, Pandolfe addressed the ship's wardroom and chief's mess, and spoke to the crew from the bridge, where he expressed his gratitude for the crew's hard work on backto-back deployments. Hue City, along with Eisenhower, had returned early from a previously scheduled nine-month deployment in order to make preparations to redeploy in late February for additional operations in the
U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet. "We appreciate your hard work in getting ready for the deployment," said Pandolfe. "No strike group is more capable or more prepared." Dwight D. Eisenhower, homeported in Norfolk, Va., and Hue City homeported in Mayport, Fl., along with the German frigate FGS Hamburg, from Kiel, Germany, are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
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Naples February 2013 Births Feb. 4: Feb. 14: Feb. 15: Feb. 16: Feb. 18: Feb. 19:
Noah Alexander Sullivan, 7 pounds and 2.3 ounces, daughter of Louise K. Sullivan and SGT Michael S. Sullivan. John Henry Elrod, 9 pounds and 8 ounces, son of Katherine R. Elrod and Thomas M. Elrod. Kaden Matthew Byler, 8 pounds and 5.7 ounces, son of Julia S. Byler and Kenneth L. Byler. Gwenneth Rose Hite, 6 pounds, daughter of Casey L. Hite and ET1 Allen J. Hite. Charles Lamont Morrison, 7 pounds and 6 ounces, son of Jennifer D. Morrison and LCDR Gregory C. Morrison. Veronica Milena Ramiro Rosa, 7 pounds and 8.6 ounces, daughter of Madeline Rosa Mercado and CPO Jose' Javier Ramiro Guzman.
Feb. 20: Scarlet Claire Heine, 7 pounds and 1.2 ounces, daughter of Meredith R. Heine and LT Christopher J. Heine. Feb. 20: Campbell Layne Price, 6 pounds and 2.2 ounces, daughter of Janis M. Price and Cory L. Price. Feb. 21: Flynn Carter Martinsen, 9 pounds and 12 ounces, son of Alison C. Martinsen and LT Bradley D. Martinsen. Feb. 25 Sanaa Demetra Patrizia Welch, 6 pounds and 10 ounces, daughter of Tricia C. Welch and LS1 Venice A. Welch. Feb. 27: Penelope Lane Moon, 9 pounds and 13.3 ounces, daughter of Edith N. Deering Avila and PO1 Joseph H. Moon.
USS Farragut Visits Montenegro By MC2 A.J. Jones, USS Farragut Public Affairs
The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) visited Bar, Montenegro, for a port visit, March 11-14. Sailors had the opportunity to experience Montenegro’s culture and spend time engaging with the community, including sporting events with Montenegrin sailors, tours of the towns of Perast, Kotor and Skadar Lake, and a tour of Montenegro’s vineyards. “Montenegro is a beautiful country,” said Seaman Christian Riendeau. “The towns were full of old architecture, and the mountains were amaz-
ing. It really gave me a sense of serenity.” Farragut also sent several of their Sailors to observe a boarding exercise with Montenegrin sailors. “I was extremely impressed by the professionalism and training displayed by the Montenegrin navy,” said Farragut’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Glen B. Quast. “I look forward to conducting more joint operations in the future.” Farragut Sailors planted trees in two community engagement projects while in Bar, one event was held in a sporting complex and the other at a local elementary school. Both projects were joint efforts
between the U.S. and Montenegrin Navies. Over the three-day port visit, Sailors provided shipboard tours for the U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro, the Honorable Sue K. Brown and ambassadors from Hungary, Romania and Slovenia, as well as Montenegrin military and civilians. The tours provided visitors the opportunity to explore the ship with Sailors while learning about the U.S. Navy. Farragut, homeported out of Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Naples Area Sailors Take March Exams
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 • March 22: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC. • March 22: Home Buying, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • March 26: Cultural Tips, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Capo FFSC. • March 26: Easy Italian, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capo Fellowship Hall. • March 26: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • March 26: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • March 28: What’s on the Menu? 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC. • March 28: Conflict Management, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC.
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. • March 22: Handcraft “Stramma” and Ventosa, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • March 26: Italian Pastry Class, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • March 28: Grapes Planting and Olive Trees Pruning, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Energy Conservation NSA Naples’ Earth Day Event By Brittaney Key, Naples High School
NSA Naples’ Earth Day event is rapidly approaching, and soon it will be time to show our care for our planet! As residents, there are a few things we can do to participate and to actively contribute to energy conservation. This year, NSA Naples would like to incorporate an event called “Earth Hour” into the Earth Day activities on Friday, April 19. On the day of this event, residents are encouraged to “turn out the lights” from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as part of an effort to raise awareness for energy conservation. In addition, the following are some year-round energy tips you and your family could consider: 1 Lower the temperature setting on the water heater. One can still enjoy a relaxing shower and use less natural gas for heating at the same time. 2 In the summer, open the windows and turn the fans on instead of using the AC. If the weather becomes too unbearable, make an effort to use the fans and windows in the early morning and late evening hours instead, when it’s naturally cooler outside. 3 In the winter, turn the thermostat down to save on natural gas consumption, and use blankets and sweaters to stay warm. If you have children, try pretending to be “Eskimos” for a day!
Sailors take part in the Navywide E-5 advancement exam at the School-Age Care gymnasium on Naval Support Activity Naples Support Site, March 14. Almost 500 Sailors took their E-4, E-5 and E-6 advancement exams this month. The exams are designed to test a Sailor's knowledge of basic military regulations and in-rate training.
Sailors ensure their advancement exam scoring sheets are filled out correctly with the assistance of proctors. (Photos by MC1 Collin Turner)
4 Spend a day on a family outing. Not only would this be a fun activity, it takes the kids away from the electronics. No one at home also means no lights are on. 5 Buy local produce that is in season. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and production, but the
Individual Force Protection Plans Personnel planning on traveling outside of Italy (except to the United States or U.S. territories) should contact their chain of command’s Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Division 30 days prior to their planned departure. The ATFP office will review the request and will notify you of all requirements that must be fulfilled prior to travel. Note that some countries have additional entry requirements which require more processing time than 30 days. Contact your ATFP division as soon as possible in order to assist you in meeting all requirements. You can contact the NSA Naples ATFP office by any of the following means. Phone: 081-568-5525/5595; E-mail: M-NA-NSASEC-ATdivision-GS@eu.navy.mil Or visit the office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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TRAVEL TIPS Continued from Page 1
TripAdvisor.com $247 roundtrip on Alitalia, $335 on Easyjet. Farecompare.com $247 roundtrip on Alitalia, $332 nonstop on Easyjet Cheapoair.com - $264 roundtrip on Alitalia, $706 nonstop on British Airways. Skyscanner.com $226 roundtrip on Alitalia, $305 nonstop on Easyjet Expedia.com - $243 roundtrip on Alitalia, $707 nonstop on British Airways Orbitz.com - $247 roundtrip on Alitalia with one stop, no nonstop available Kayak.com - $248 roundtrip on Alitalia, $308 nonstop on Easyjet. Oneworld.com - $202 roundtrip on Alitalia with an automatic shift in the search results to Thursday departure and no nonstop available. The results were obtained quickly by using the checkbox to compare your exact itinerary search on other websites concurrently. Most search engines have this option, however Fly.com and Farecompare.com are two of the easiest to use. Using this feature is an easy way to discover the range of airfares and carriers for that day. The results of this search show a nonstop flight is an option on some websites but not on others, with a huge range in price. Use the “make my dates flexible” link on your flight search, and choose “flex month.” Several of the websites have variations of this function, but Kayak.com is my favorite for its user-friendly links and colorcoded calendar. After entering the dates in the flight search, the link for “make my travel flexible” is in bold bright blue. Click on it and a menu comes up with a choice of departing/arriving within three days, give or take, of your chosen travel dates, “weekends” or “flex month.” This is where the real savings can be found if you have flexible travel dates. Choose “weekends” and the search will show you a comparative price for every weekend departure and return over the next month. Choose “flex month” and a color-coded calendar comes up showing you the cost of airfare traveling on each and every day of the month. For example, a search for departing the weekend of Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 shows a roundtrip cost of $248. But flying on Saturday, March 9 and returning on Monday, March 11, the airfare drops to $181. The following weekend it increases to $185, so the third weekend selection I have plugged in is actually the highest cost of the three weekend departures. Let’s say due to my spouse’s duty schedule at work, or other extenuating circumstances, we have chosen and locked into a mid-week departure and weekend return. The highest price on the entire March calendar is a whopping $790 for a Wednesday, March 28 departure and Saturday, March 30 return. That’s information that is important to know ahead of time. Even with an advance purchase of several weeks, those dates are the most expensive to fly during the month of March. The beauty of the cost calendar is you can research up to two months in advance and plan to fly the least expensive days. Don’t pay for extras like seat selection or checked luggage on a discount airline. Discount airlines Ryanair, Easyjet, Whizz Air, Monarch,
A fare average chart from Kayak.com. Vueling, Blue-express, Air One, are just a few of the Europe-based companies that offer discounted fares, but charge for everything else. The air fares may be the least expensive (although not always), but the price to add on basic services or amenities can add up fast when you’re paying $25 to $40 to check a bag and $7 to $30 to reserve a seat. Not to mention the $2.50 you’ll be charged for a bottle of water on board. The cost effective way to approach a discount airline is exactly that way – as a cost savings. Adhere to the strict handcarry cabin luggage requirements and don’t check a bag. If you do, you may be losing the savings you attained by passing on a full-service carrier flight that would have checked your bag for free and given you a free snack. The payment for a guaranteed seat reservation varies by airline, but almost all charge according to the desirability of the seat selection. Seats in the first five or six rows can be as much as $30 each to reserve with less desirable seats in the center of the plane running $7 to $10. Pass on reserving a seat and wait to check into your flight online the night before you fly. The “automatic seat selector” will very likely put two of you traveling together, seated together, in some of the best seats. Generally people traveling on a discount airline do not want to spring big dollars for expensive seats and do not pay for them. However the airline’s seating system will hold those seats until the day of travel waiting to generate extra revenue, releasing them at the last minute to the automated system for seat assignments. On a recent Easyjet flight to Venice, I passed on the option of paying 20 euro each for a reserved seat in the first five rows – then was automatically assigned seats 5A and 5B free of charge during online check in the night before. Timing is important – so don’t wait until the morning of travel and don’t check in a week in advance. The night prior to your flight, after 5 p.m., is probably optimum. Use an “umbrella” search engine to compare room costs between websites.
There are several hotel-booking websites that offer an option for this, but again my favorite for user-friendliness is Kayak.com. Let’s say for our aforementioned weekend in London, it’s an anniversary so we’re looking at four-star hotels. Clicking on the hotel tab on the home page of Kayak.com, we will put in our Saturday night in March and check the boxes to compare the results of this search to all other hotel booking web sites. The goal is a reasonable room rate, under $150, for some luxury. Corus Hyde Park fits the bill – it is an elegant property in a great location and only $144 a night. However this low rate is not what you would find with every search engine. Our side-by-side search is showing that across 14 hotel-booking websites, the variation in room rates is as much as $136 for the night at Corus Hyde Park. Priceline and Travelocity both show a rate of $280, Booking.com $240 and Hotel.com $238, all for the same night, at the same hotel. Prepay for your hotel reservation at a discount. This can be tricky if there is any chance at all your trip could change, but it can save big. For example, two nights in the fourstar London Doubletree by Hilton on a March weekend is $395 prepaid with no option to cancel, however a reservation with free cancellation is $100 more. Booking.com and many booking website will offer a discount for prepayment, but they take it at the time of the reservation, so be sure. Book hotels based on reviews – not star ratings. On a recent trip to Florence we wanted a hotel within a short walking distance of the Santa Maria Novella train station. Rain was forecast for our trip so we wanted a short walk to hotel. Several two- and three-star hotels showed up in the search with average reviews. However a one-star hotel stood out with rave reviews by many guests. At $65 a night I was extremely leery, but booked it and crossed my fingers. We ended up in a huge room with a view of Florence rooftops and a
Search multiple hotel-booking sites to find your ideal hotel.
The fast train can get you to Rome in just over an hour or to Florence in just under three hours. large, new bathroom with a heated tile floor and real king-size bed. It was much better than one star and a great value. If you travel by train, book offpeak days and times for low fares. Both Trenitalia and Italo have inexpensive train fares to many cities in northern Italy if you buy tickets at their off-peak travel times. For example, a roundtrip ticket to Florence (Firenze SM) from the main train station in Naples (Napoli Centrale) is 29 euro each way for the fast train if you depart on a Sunday and return on Thursday. That is 58 euro roundtrip for a two-hourand-fifty-minute ride. That’s less than the cost of driving and faster if Florence is your primary destination.
That same ticket can be 148 euro or more each way during what Trenitalia considers peak times for travel – which may be totally different days and times than you would imagine. Clicking on the box “search for best prices +/three days” when you enter travel dates on Trenitalia will give you a comparative calendar of prices based on day and time of travel. Italo’s fares are just slightly higher and their fast train ride is 20 minutes shorter for some destinations. They often run promotional fares with a free upgrade to premium and business class during off peak times. Living on one income is a challenge for many of us stationed here with an active-duty spouse, but with a little time and research, you can see a big part of the world for a relatively small price.
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Saharan Express 2013 Concludes in Senegal By MC3 Brian Glunt, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment Europe
The multinational maritime exercise Saharan Express 2013 (SE-13) successfully concluded with post-sail discussions and a press conference in Dakar, Senegal March 14. SE-13, which began March 7, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase counterpiracy capabilities and deter maritime crimes in West Africa. “During the past week, eight West African nations, five European nations and the United States worked very well together,” said Capt. Andrew Lennon, U.S. exercise director for SE-13. “With the skills they developed during Exercise Saharan Express, the participating nations are better prepared for real world operations. They now have a better capability to stop weapons and narcotics trafficking and prevent illegal fishing.” Focusing on counter-piracy and maritime security operations, the exercise included a wide variety of training for participating forces, including at-sea ship boarding and queries, medical familiarization, air operations, communication drills and regional information sharing. “This marks the third time that this
Liberian sailors board the Mauritanian navy patrol boat Limam Elhadrami near Dakar, Senegal March 11 as part of a boarding drill during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (Photos by MC2 John Herman)
exercise has been conducted,” said the Honorable Lewis Lukens, U.S. ambassador to Senegal. “I’m happy to say that it has become a cornerstone in our efforts to achieve the improvement of maritime security in the waters off West Africa.” SE-13, which has occurred annually since 2011, is one of the four African regional Express-series exercises known
as Africa Partnership Station (APS). The regional maritime exercises test skills learned from previous APS training events. “Saharan Express is not just another task passing across the desk of the Senegalese armed forces,” said Rear Adm. Mohamed Sane, Senegalese Sous-Chef d’Etat Major Général des Armées. “It is an exercise of great importance for the Senegalese navy and the naval forces of the sub-region. It allows us to practice the techniques taught to our crews and is, as such, an indicator of the progress we are making in strengthening our capacity to carry out the tasks entrusted to us.” During SE-13, 10 ships, four aircraft and four maritime operations centers
were operated by participating nations to achieve their common maritime security goals through partnerships and collaboration while focusing on deterring piracy, countering illicit trafficking and protecting resources. As part of the U.S. Navy's global maritime partnerships, APS was developed to support sustained, focused training and multinational and organizational collaboration on a regional scale in order to increase maritime safety and security in Africa. Fourteen nations participated in SE-13 including Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, France, The Gambia, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, The Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.
Senegalese Rear Adm. Mohamed Sane, left, Sous-Chef d'Etat Major Général des Armées, and the Honorable Lewis Lukens, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, participate in a press conference March 14 in Dakar, Senegal at the conclusion of Exercise Saharan Express 2013.
Royal Moroccan navy sailors board the British Royal navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) March 12 during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued SAIL WITH THE NAPLES NATO YACHT CLUB (NNYC) AMERICAN TEAM. We are looking for Americans interested in participating in dinghy races sailed at the NNYC facilities on the island of Nisida. Experience not required. FMI, contact Bob & Shauna Bunnell at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to email@example.com. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 usmrasi.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 on-site degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-5686670 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. 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 George Piette at kofcnaples@ gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home. 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 081526-4296. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.
Friday, March 22 4:30 p.m. Warm Bodies, PG-13 6 p.m. Safe Haven, PG-13 Premiere Showing 7 p.m. Side Effects, R Saturday, March 23 Oz the Great and Powerful, PG (3D) 4 p.m. Warm Bodies, PG-13 6 p.m. The Croods, PG (3D) Premiere Showing 7 p.m. Beautiful Creatures PG-13
3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 Jack the Giant Slayer, PG-13 The Croods, PG Safe Haven, PG-13 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, R Monday, March 25 Closed, No Movie
Tuesday, March 26 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, March 27 4:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth, PG 6 p.m. Safe Haven, PG-13 7 p.m. Parker, R Last Showing Thursday, March 28 4:30 p.m. The Croods, PG (3D) 6 p.m. The Impossible, PG-13 Last Showing 7 p.m. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, R Last Showing Friday, March 29 4:30 p.m. G.I. Joe: Retaliation PG-13 (3D) Premiere Showing 6 p.m. Warm Bodies, PG-13 7 p.m. Dark Skies, PG-13 Premiere Showing
Movie descriptions AFE HAVEN, PG-13, Cast: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders. Drama, 116 min. An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town. Her reluctance to join the tightknit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.
HE CROODS, PG, Voices Cast: Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke. Animation, 98 min. The world's first family embarks on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.
EAUTIFUL CREATURES, PG-13, Cast: Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Thomas Mann, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis. Drama, 124 min. A supernatural love story set in the South which tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan, a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena, a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. The film is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Z THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, PG, Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz. Science Fiction, 123 minutes. A mischievous magician gains the wisdom to become a powerful ruler after being swept away to a land of magic and mystery as director Sam Raimi and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) explore the genesis of author L. Frank Baum's enduring tales of Oz. Shady illusionist Oscar Diggs (James Franco) enchants curious audiences at a Kansas circus. When he is inexplicably transported to the wondrous world of Oz, he encounters three witches named Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who pose him an awesome challenge: root out a ruinous force of evil that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom, and become the great leader that the population has been waiting for. Should Oscar succeed in summoning the necessary sorcery and creativity to deliver the land from darkness, he will forever be known as the Wizard of Oz.
ANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, R, Cast: Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare. Action/ Adventure, 88 min. Five years after sib-
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lings Hansel and Gretel hatched their escape from a child-snatching witch who changed their lives forever . . . and gave them a taste for blood. Now they have come of age as fierce, formidably skilled bounty hunters 100% dedicated to tracking and terminating witches in every dark forest, hellbent on retribution. But as the notorious Blood Moon approaches and a familiar wooded town faces a nightmare for its innocent children, Hansel & Gretel encounter an evil beyond any witch they’ve ever hunted, an evil that could hold the secret to their frightening past. ARM BODIES, PG-13, Cast: Analeigh Tipton. Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult, Lizzy Caplan. Comedy, 97 min. A funny twist on a classic love story, this is a tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
SCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, PG, Voices by: Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Kaitlin Olso. Animation, 95 min. Astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, bythe-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira and their adventure hungry son Kip.
ACK THE GIANT SLAYER, PG-13, Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor. Drama, 115 min. “Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
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Panorama March 22, 2013
An Ounce of Prevention By Cmdr. (Dr.) Henry Zielinski, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples
The NOSC/AWAG annual training seminar held on Support Site, March 6, focused on understanding the value of volunteering and how to use that experience to enhance your career. (Photo by Elizabeth Biddle)
NOSC/AWAG Hold Annual Leadership and Training Seminar By Elizabeth Biddle, NOSC Social Vice President
The Naples Overseas Support Club (NOSC) and Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG) held its annual Leadership and Training Seminar on Support Site March 6. The half-day seminar gave attendees the opportunity to understand the value of volunteering, and how to use their volunteer experience to enhance their career. USAA, Community Bank, Navy Federal Credit Union, Defense Commissary Agency and The Navy Lodge assisted with the event. Melissa Bradley, Navy Federal Credit Union branch manager, spoke on why volunteering is so important, and how you can help others through volunteering. Her experience with many permanentchange-of-station moves gave insight into using volunteerism to expand social networks, as well as taking you out of your comfort zone. She said volunteering can boost your "self-confidence, benefit the mind and body, and help your career by learning new skills." She also presented a list of suggested places to volunteer. Dr. Cathy Caldwell, a medical writer for Eli Lilly and Company, presented "Finding the Right Words...Telling Your Volunteer Story". Caldwell provided new techniques on how to use, write and explain volunteer duties to benefit a career. She told about her own experience in seeking employment and how highlighting her volunteer experience got her the job. She encouraged all to look for their passion to increase experience and get their foot in the door for other opportunities. Sandy Cameron Adams, NOSC president, talked
about her experience working as the media and public relations director for the American Red Cross, USO and a museum in Norfolk. She also managed and was responsible for every aspect of her own nonprofit organization. Adams explained how planning successful fundraising events can be both fun and easy. Everyone in attendance was provided an event planning template. Lt. Jonathan Blazek, staff judge advocate for Naval Support Activity Naples, presented "Keeping it Legal: Private Organization Fundraising." Attendees learned the various options for fundraising, and how to ensure that fundraising activities are approved through official channels. The final presentation was a panel discussion on "Doing it all and Still Volunteering.” The audience heard three panelists talk about how they developed their volunteer careers alongside marriage and family responsibilities, jobs, travel, social life, spiritual time and "me" time. Discussion focused on the advantages and benefits that come from making the time to volunteer. Panel members, who are both community leaders and military spouses, were Cyndi Arnold, Rachel Cornette and Deborah HarrisSims. NOSC is an organization open to all members of the NSA Naples community. It provides social and educational resources, as well as the Thrift Store, to our community. AWAG is an organization whose mission is to train, strengthen, and connect volunteers, and their organizations and their communities. All volunteers in our community are invited to participate in AWAG conferences.
How many of us would not want to be warned in advance that something bad, but preventable was about to happen; that the email attachment we are about to open contains a virus capable of trashing our computer; or that the brake pads on our family car are on the verge of failure? Being in the habit of practicing preventive maintenance and applying a bit of common sense can make the difference between experiencing misfortune and living “happily ever after.” And so it is with our healthcare. Although Benjamin Franklin knew absolutely nothing about the wonders of 21st-century medicine when he first coined the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, it would be hard to think of a better description for the benefits of colonoscopy, which has become one of healthcare’s most effective methods of preventive maintenance. With an outpatient procedure performed painlessly and with extremely low risk, the earliest changes leading to colon cancer can be identified, and in most cases treated, without the need for major surgery. For various reasons, with the passage of time the cells lining the large intestine change in character; first morphing into unusual forms, then heaping up in an abnormal growth known as a polyp. Left untreated, the cells making up these polyps can and will continue to change for the worse resulting in a cancerous tumor. Did you know that worldwide colon cancer is tied with breast cancer as the third most common malignancy? The good news is that this process of unhealthy change does not happen overnight. The downhill slide from benign polyp to colon cancer takes several years to occur. A routine colonoscopy performed as recommended by the American Cancer Society gives one the best chance of finding these polyps and having them removed painlessly before any malignant changes have occurred. For the average patient a screening colonoscopy should be performed at age 50. A clean bill of health following that test makes you “good to go” for the next ten years. If a parent or sibling has been diagnosed with colon cancer or certain types of polyps, screening should begin no later than age 40. Anyone who is currently noticing worrisome changes in their usual bowel habit (like the passage of blood) should contact their primary care provider regardless of their age to see if colonoscopy would be a good idea. Common sense and a habit of preventive maintenance can go a long way in making life more trouble-free. If these screening guidelines apply to you, call the Medical Home Port at 081-8116000 to schedule an appointment with your
Graphic courtesy of U.S. Naval Hospital Naples.
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ask the doc: What’s the deal with these “barefoot” running shoes? By Dr. Jonathan Roth, Orthopedic Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples
The term “barefoot” running shoes, or minimalist running shoes, refers to the rediscovered design of sneakers with less cushion and heel height. Before the 1960s, all sneakers were of this design. In recent years, they were developed again in response to the barefoot running trend in order to give protection from the elements while not hindering the benefits of barefoot running. Running barefoot typically makes your legs stronger, from your feet to your hips, and changes your running form from landing on your heels (or rear-foot strike) to landing on the balls of your feet (fore- or mid-foot strike). This change in form has been shown to decrease the shockwave up your leg, likely decreasing risk of injuries such as shin splints, tibial stress fractures, and other knee and hip issues. Most athletic shoe companies are now producing minimalist running shoes, varying from the Vibram FiveFingers “toe shoes” to Newtons with lugged cushions under the ball of the foot. Each company touts their designs as the best; however, it is a personal decision as to what is best for you. No matter which shoe you wear, it is all about form. If you run with the correct form, you typically feel more comfortable, can run faster and longer and are less likely to get injured. If you have been running with cushioned sneakers your entire life, as most Americans and Europeans have, Do not jump into a pair of minimalist shoes and expect to run your same distances. Everyone needs a transition period to get stronger and more flexible, to change form and to let your body get used to running near-barefoot. This transition period is vital to prevent stress injuries. There are many transition programs out there, both in books and online. The Army has published their recommended transition program as well as other informational resources at the website: http:// www.armymedicine.army.mil/mrs/index.cfm If you decide to try the minimalist shoes, please follow these instructions: 1) Be Patient! Do not expect to run your usual distances for at least two months. 2) Start slow and follow a transitioning program. 3) Try to run “light and quiet,” landing first toward the ball of your foot. 4) Run with a gentle and relaxed landing. 5) Do not overwork your calves or point your toes. 6) Do not over stride - Increase your cadence to around 180 steps per minute. 7) Do not run more than every other day for at least the first month. 8) Stretch afterwards, focusing on your calves, hamstrings and hip flexors. 9) Stop if you have pain. For questions or concerns, contact your Medical Home Port at 081811-6000 or send a secure message anytime through www.relayhealth.com.
In the Spotlight HM2 JADEN SANDI Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jaden Sandi is a Sailor that exhibits the Navy’s core values. Working at the dental clinic at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, she prides herself on providing great customer service while consistently looking for opportunities to excel. In her two and a half years stationed at the hospital, she has provided exceptional customer service to all beneficiaries with a warm and refreshing smile. Her passion for patient care and professionalism enabled her to excel from E-3 to E-5 within this short period. Sandi’s talents extend beyond the Dental Department to the command drill team and the command color guard. She performs with the team at ceremonies and events throughout the Naples area. As a member of the command decontamination team, she recently was awarded the instructor’s Coin for Excellence for leading a team of 21 sailors through various decontamination drills and assignments. “I like being involved in many different projects because it gives me a chance to learn new things,” said Sandi. “Overall, my entire experience being stationed in Naples has been very meaningful, memorable and for the most part enjoyable.” Originally from the Philippines, Sandi said she is excited to execute her orders to Okinawa, Japan. YN1 VANESSA L. ALSOBROOKS Yeoman 1st Class Vanessa L. Alsobrooks, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet, works as the N4 directorate. She manages daily operations, handles travel administration, and oversees a $149K budget. Alsobrooks has planned and supervised numerous community engagement projects, including the children’s holiday party. Her goals are to finish her associate’s degree in general studies and complete her enlisted Information Dominance Warfare specialist qualification.
CDR STEPHEN C. BRAWLEY A man of many talents, Cmdr. (Dr.) Stephen Brawley currently serves as a Flight Surgeon and Family Medicine Physician at Branch Medical Clinic Capodichino. A native of Dallas, he graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. After tours as a Naval Flight Officer, he went on to earn a PhD in Aeronautics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Pursuing a dream of practicing medicine, Brawley attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Combining his love of flight and medicine, the role of Flight Surgeon is almost tailor-made for Brawley. Reporting to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, in February 2011, he initially worked in the Family Medicine Clinic and then transitioned to the Branch Medical Clinic. Brawley’s efforts and reputation led to his recent election as the president of the medical staff at both the hospital and the branch clinic. He recently completed a humanitarian mission to Ghana where he cared for more than 1400 villagers. Brawley also tutors calculus.
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Having more than 2,000 followers on my Facebook fan page has helped give me a sense for popular photos, quotes, or comments that make friends like, comment or share the content. Over the past 28 days one comment stands out among all the other material presented on my page. This particular comment has been seen by 955 single users and kept a respectable 27 users engaged. Here it is: "People deserve a break. The stressed and unorganized person who doesn't have the same priorities as you may be dealing with an autistic child, abusive spouse, fading parents, or cancer. Don't judge people until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Give them a break instead." This quote was taken from Guy Kawasaki, author and former chief of evangelism for Apple. I think the reason it rang true with close to 1,000 folks is because in reality, people do need a break. In the midst of our programs, planning, and performance records we are all bound to specific life circumstances, different levels and intensity of relationships, and in all honesty, we sometimes hit a wall and are just "off". Now more than ever, as we pull together to accomplish our missions with limited resources, we need to realize that our coworkers, team members, supervisors, target audience, or we ourselves are more than our job descriptions. At our very core we are humans; we are people. This should not be taken as a weak-
ness but rather as our common bond, and truly it is a beautiful thing. This allows us to build up team members from the inside-out. Not only can we succeed as a command by effectively accomplishing our tasks, but we can also succeed as a community by building and taking care of each other above and beyond our job descriptions. Someone once said that people might forget what you say, people might forget what you do, but people will never forget how you make them feel. What an opportunity we have to treat each other with respect, dignity and on top of that to give each other the benefit of the doubt. Let us take care of our mission goals while also taking care of each other, above and beyond our duty. This will not only strengthen our force, but it will inspire our core. At the end of the day, we are all human beings, and the break we can give each other is the gift of always thinking the best of each other, even on our subpar days.
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Obtaining your Sojourner Permit
Cmdr. Christine O'Connoll, executive officer on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), gives a tour to Portuguese navy cadets while in port in Lisbon, Portugal, March 15. Churchill, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by MC2 Aaron Chase)
FFSC Tip of the Week: Reporting Child Abuse From the Fleet and Family Support Center
All Department of Navy personnel must report any known or suspected incident of child abuse occurring on a military installation or involving persons eligible for Family Advocacy Program services to the local Family Advocacy Representative (FAR). Security should be contacted directly if there is any immediate concern for safety or the abuse or neglect is occurring in the moment. Family Advocacy Program staff members are not first responders and do not go to the scene of an incident to investigate. Law enforcement to include NCIS will investigate incidents of domestic or child abuse.
Contact security at 911 if on base or 081-5684911 if off base for an immediate security response to an incident of abuse or neglect. The Family Advocacy Program on-call worker will be contacted by security to be informed of an incident and be consulted regarding safety and support needs of those involved. To report domestic or child abuse to the Family Advocacy Program during duty hours contact the FFSC at 081-811-6372 (DSN 6296372) or 081-811-6533 (DSN 629-6533) and ask to speak to the on call social worker. No further information will be provided to the reporter. Reports can be made anonymously with the exception of mandated reporters such as child care providers.
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)
Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an activeduty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081-568-4639 for more information.
Panorama March 22, 2013
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Italian Sailors Make History on Kearsarge
Quartermaster 2nd Class Tej H. Fountain checks bearings aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as the ship heads toward Lisbon for a port visit, March 15. Churchill, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by MC2 Aaron Chase)
5-Inch Gun vs. Target Drone
An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Rein) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), March 13. Kearsarge is deploying as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (Photo by MC1 Abraham Essenmacher) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) fires its 5-inch/54-caliber (Mk 45) lightweight gun at a target drone during exercise Foal Eagle 2013 in waters to the west of the Korean Peninsula, March 15. McCampbell is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, forward deployed to yokosuka, Japan, and is underway to conduct exercise Foal Eagle 2013 with the Republic of Korea in support of regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by MC3 Declan Barnes)
By MCSN Hunter S. Harwell, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) had eight sailors from the Italian Marina Militare set sail with
the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) March 11. The Italian team is accompanying their AV-8B Harrier II to Italy after completing a scheduled Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI) at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. "This is the first time one of the jets [turned in for maintenance] has been delivered from the States to Italy," said Italian Lt. Domenico Iovino, the pilot who will fly the jet off of Kearsarge. "We are the premiere crew, and I was excited about this mission because the first two Italian jets that were delivered to the United States were flown by U.S. Marine pilots." As Kearsarge enters the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, and is within range of Italy, Iovino will fly to an Italian air station, marking the first time in history an Italian pilot has flown a jet off an American amphibious assault ship. According to the Italian sailors, flight deck operations on Italian and American ships are very similar except for one major factor. "The biggest difference to me
is the ramp on the flight deck. This ship doesn't have one," said Iovino. "I'll have to tell you after I take off how that goes for me." During the underway, the crew of Kearsarge provided education to the Italian sailors on how the U.S. Navy conducts business at sea. "It has only been a few days aboard and I'm amazed," said Iovino. "I'm amazed because from the number one person on the ship, the skipper, all the way down to the last seaman, everyone was friendly and helpful. I speak for my crew when I say, 'thank you' to everyone on the ship for their hospitality and their kindness." The KSGARG includes Amphibious Squadron 4 (PHIBRON), amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Kearsarge, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Panorama March 22, 2013
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. However, some positions are exempt from the hiring freeze as per the Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) guidance issued Jan. 28. Announcements for exempt positions will be advertised as normal on this page. HRO WEBSITES: https://cnic.navy. mil/europe/about/Jobs/index.htm 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: March 21.
LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS 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. March 25.
NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic. navy.mil/Naples/FleetAndFam ilyReadiness/AboutFleetAndFa milyReadiness/Jobs/index.htm The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164.
NSA NAPLES POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Child and Youth Programs Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 12-159, (Multiple Positions). Flexible/regular part-time, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Capodichino/Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Assembles or gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School Age Care PreTeen 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#12-042, 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# 13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#13-035, flexible Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Food Service Worker, NA7408-04, ANN#13-036 flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done.
CNREURAFSWA NAF U.S. POSITION Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, NF0101-04, ANN#13-019 Regular full-time, 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.
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 Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associate operates cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#120003GF Sales Clerk/ HL/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the electronics, housewares, domestics, furniture, and gifts departments. Ann#13000091 LP/Safety Investigator (Detective)/52/NF02/RFT. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $9.50-$11.50. Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. Utilizes various surveillance techniques. Ann#120003R3 Security Guard/52/NF-01/Flex - Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $9.00$11.00. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports
concerning security related incidents, etc. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#130000NJ 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. 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. JFC-NATO MINI MART (Lago Patria) Ann#1200034W Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. LATINA MINI MART No Vacancies GAETA MINI MART Ann#130000I0 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.
LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS No Vacancies