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58th year, No. 43

Serving the Nato, Naples and Gaeta military community in italy

Friday, November 15, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello

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By MCSN Robert S. Price Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East Detachment Europe

Sorrento is famous for more than the Bay of Naples, ferries to the Isle of Capri and the sight of the prominent volcano, Mount Vesuvius. This town of 16,000 inhabitants is also known for the plentiful lemons used to create one of the traditional Italian staple drinks, limoncello. Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted an intercultural relations (ICR) class, Nov. 5, which taught members of the Naples community how to make the drink. This liqueur, traditionally served as an after dinner digestif, is made from lemon zest, alcohol, water and sugar. The ICR classes are intended to help service members and families understand and integrate with Italian culture. Julliette Davis, class participant, has frequented classes held by FFSC for the last month to learn more about Italian life and feel comfortable in the new country. One of her first tastes of Italy was limoncello. “The first taste of limoncello we had was actually the first day our sponsor brought us into town,” said Davis. “The Neapolitans that owned the restaurant we visited were so happy with our enthusiasm about being in their town, they brought out a whole tray. It had five different cellos and they wanted us to try them all. It was just brilliant. It was phenomenal.” Guiseppe Del Giacco, ICR specialist, instructed the class and plans to host more traditional drink classes to make the strawberry alternative, fragole cello, and prepare espresso using a coffee percolator. ICR specialists are available to answer your cultural questions. For more information on workshops or to sign up for one, call DSN: 629-6372, 081-811-6372 or email FFSCNSANaplesItaly@ eu.navy.mil.

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Kaitlin Peña prepares a bottle of limoncello during a class held by Fleet and Family Support Center, Nov. 5. Limoncello is a traditional Italian digestif. (Photo by MCSN Robert S. Price)

Ceremony Honors USO Volunteer By MCSN Robert S. Price Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East Detachment Europe

The Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples community held a commemoration ceremony at the Support Site Chapel Tuesday in honor of the first female Sailor to die in a terrorist bombing. On April 14, 1988, Radioman 2nd Class Angela Santos volunteered at the USO Naples Fleet Center as it hosted a talent show for two Navy frigates making a port call. After the show, a car bomb went off outside killing Santos and four Italians, as well as injuring 15 others. The attack was attributed to a member of the Japanese Red Brigade and believed to be in retaliation for the 1986 U.S. air strikes on Libya. Both visiting ships, frigates USS Paul (FF 1080) and USS Capodanno (FF 1093), had participated in the Libya attack. “We just had Veterans Day,” said Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of NSA Naples. “It’s important to reflect on people who have sacrificed their life and limb. Many days and times we take it for granted.” The ceremony held extra significance because Santos’ sister, Jennifer Cruz, was able to participate during her first visit to Naples. Cruz was training in Rome to help prepare for an upcoming tour with her high school Spanish students. Cruz extended her visit to see where her sister served. “I emailed the USO to see if anyone could reply to directions of where the

bombing was that killed my sister,” said Cruz. “Then, I also heard there was a memorial for my sister at the USO and I decided I would like to see that. “ “I got here yesterday afternoon and all I did was walk up and down the streets of Naples,” said Cruz. “It was such a surprise that I actually got my hotel right on the same street, 5 feet down from where the bomb went off. I had no idea that I had even booked a hotel where my sister had been killed.” The USO took the opportunity to put together the ceremony to have Cruz share her sister’s story. “It would have been nice for my parents and older brothers to be here,” said Cruz. “I was honored to be able to share the story so that she lives on in our memory.” Mauirzio Garzelli, a survivor of the attack who still works for USO Naples, also took time to speak at the ceremony and share his experiences from that day. “Without people like my sister, America may not be the land of the free.” Cruz said to the attending service members. “Thank you for everything you do.”

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SATURDAY Right: Jennifer Cruz shares her sister's story during the 1988 USO Naples bombing commemoration service held at the Support Site Chapel, Nov. 12. The ceremony was held to honor the service of Radioman 2nd Class Angela Santos. (Photo by MCSN Robert S. Price)

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November 15, 2013

Captain’s Corner

Base Notes

Participation Encouraged in SAPR Survey

By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer One area that the Navy has spent considerable time and attention on this past year is Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Locally, we hosted the dynamic and unconventional “No Zebras” training, geared at changing our thinking when it comes to sexual assault and specifically how we view bystander intervention. There may be a view among some Sailors that we are overtraining on this highly important issue; that may not be possible. Even one assault within our ranks is too many, and we can all step up and take ownership and responsibility for doing the right thing when the time comes. One way to provide direct feedback on the SAPR program is via the 2013 Navy-wide sexual assault survey. The survey is online, short and completely anonymous. It can be accessed from any web-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone at www.donsapro.navy.mil/ donsas.html. The password for all military participants is “2013SURVEY”. The survey will be available through Jan. 6 to give everyone a chance to express their views on SAPR programs, training and events. I highly encourage all Naples area personnel to take a few moments and participate in this survey. If you have an idea for improvement, a comment or a suggestion, let the Navy know. This year has been a difficult year for many among us with the challenges and uncertainties of sequestration, furloughs, Continuing Resolutions, etc. Given these uncertain times, it is understandable that many are being careful with their hard earned money as evidenced by lower sales across the base and lower donations to the Combined Federal Campaign this year. I urge everyone to consider giving what you can to support any of the very worthy charities of the CFC. There are always many among us who are in need and your support, through the CFC, helps those in need of assistance. Another area that I would like to continue to encourage feedback is via my Friday morning radio shows at 7 a.m. on 106.0. AFN’s morning DJs host myself and the XO every week to go over current events affecting the Naples area, and I always appreciate the opportunity to respond to listeners directly. The holidays are right around the corner, and will be full of local events, including the Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5 at Support Site. We anticipate Santa will distribute gifts to area children this year and we will welcome the Harlem Globetrotters to Naples on Dec. 11. In anticipation of the holidays, we are wrapping up the Fall/Winter Safety Stand Down cycle and I want to emphasize the importance of safety as the weather begins to change and we go into holiday party mode. Another area of caution - thefts and break-ins, which seem to spike during this time of year. Be vigilant. Utilize car and home alarms, and let a trusted neighbor or friend know when you will leave the area for holiday travel so they can keep an eye on things in your absence. Never leave valuables in your car, especially gas coupons. Another issue we sometimes encounter during the holidays is gifts that get stolen out of vehicles in shopping mall parking lots. Do not leave gifts in your vehicles and go back in to buy more at the mall – people may be watching and you may return only to learn that your gifts will likely be under someone else’s tree this year. Look out for one another. Get out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, and enjoy your upcoming holiday season!

The 2013 Navywide sexual assault survey is short and completely anonymous. It can be accessed from any webenabled computer, tablet or smartphone at www.donsapro.navy.mil/donsas.html. The password for all military participants is “2013SURVEY”, and the survey will be available through Jan. 6.

TRIPS Software Requirement for Traveling Sailors TRIPS, a software program that assists Sailors in planning road trips, is required to be used by all active duty. All Navy users should now access TRIPS directly by visiting https://trips.safety.army.mil/navy/login.aspx. Sailors who previously accessed TRIPS through NKO should click the “Forgot your Password” link on the login screen. At the next screen, enter your current military email address and click on “submit.” An email will be sent to that address with a link so that you can enter a new password. Once this new password is established, users can then login to TRIPS at the above link from any computer.

Cyber Alert/Social Engineering Attempts Against Navy Networks and Personnel Navy Cyber Defense Operations command directs all personnel to be mindful of OPSEC practices when engaging with individuals not permanently attached to their command whether that be electronically, telephonically, or in person. Adhering to strict procedures for the disclosure of network access and its components will decrease the likelihood of accidental loss of materials and network infiltration. NMCI and IT21 Help Desk personnel do not make unsolicited phone calls or use remote desktop websites to help users with computer issues. If you receive a phone call like this, hang up immediately and report the incident to your command Information Assurance Manager (IAM).

New Mandatory Safety Training Now Available on ESAMS OSHA-mandated training on the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has been uploaded to ESAMS (Course ID #4648). Classroom training will be coming in November. Training must be completed by Dec. 1. Contact your command's Safety representative for further information, or Linda A Christensen, Installation Safety Manager, at DSN 626-4790.

Fall/Winter Safety Stand Down Fall/Winter Safety Stand Downs for area commands have begun and will continue through Nov. 18. Contact your command’s Safety representative for further information, or Linda A Christensen, Installation Safety Manager, at DSN 626-4790.

Conditions of Employment for Local National Employees Updated Online The new Conditions of Employment (COE) for Local National Employees of the U.S. Armed Forces in Italy has been signed. The latest COE may be found by visiting the following link and selecting "Conditions of Employment for Local Nationals”: http://cnic.navy.mil/ regions/cnreurafswa/about/jobs/AboutWorkingHere/Labor andEmployeeRelations.html

Reminder to Register to Vote Please remember to register to vote, the 2014 Election is less then a year out and it is never too early to get a jump on it. You can register for an absentee ballot at www.fvap.gov. If you have any questions, please contact your Voting Assistance Office at DSN 626-3888.

2013 Military Mail Holiday Mailing Dates Below are recommended mail-by dates for best chance delivery prior to Dec. 25. From the United States, Dec. 16 for Express Mail Military Service, Dec. 3 for First-Class Mail, Dec. 3 for Priority Mail, Nov. 26 for Space Available Mail, and Nov. 12 for Parcel Post/Parcel Air Lift. From Europe/Bahrain (including Naples), Dec. 17 for Express Mail Military Service, Dec. 3 for First-Class Mail, Dec. 3 for Priority

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Now – Dec. 7: Capo Power Outages Public Works will be conducting annual substation transformer maintenance throughout Capo until Dec. 7. This maintenance will require electrical power outages to most buildings. The schedule for the electrical outages is as follows: Nov. 16: Bella Napoli Galley, 2 – 5 a.m., CDC, 2 – 5 a.m., Supply and Hazmat, 6 – 10 a.m., West Parking Garage 6 – 10 a.m., Pass and I.D. West 6 – 10 a.m., West gate House 6 – 10 a.m., Air Terminal, 6 – 10 a.m. Nov. 19: Fire/Security Dept., 9:30 – 11 a.m., Dog Kennel, 1 – 3 p.m., Pass and ID East, 1 – 3 p.m., East Back Gate, 1 – 3 p.m. Facilities Operations Specialists have provided notification to impacted tenants and signs will be posted prior to the outages.

Holiday Greeting Card Contest The Command Holiday Greeting Card Contest has begun with plywood available for pickup at the Auto/Wood Skills Center. Create a 4-ft by 8-ft plywood holiday card and enter to win prizes. From Dec. 4 to Jan. 3, cards will be displayed along Support Site’s Main Street. Completed cards must be turned in by Dec. 3. Winners will be announced at the MWR/NEX tree lighting event on Dec 5. Open to all commands and command-sponsored organizations. For more information, judging criteria, and questions, call MWR Community Events Director Staci Dietrich at DSN 626-4896 or 081-568-4896.

Nov. 16: SS7 Bridge Clean Up with NASCPOA The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officers Association will be conducting a cleanup and brush removal of the SS7 bridge adjacent to Support Site. The mayor of Gricignano has been involved in the project's planning and all equipment, police assistance and traffic control will be provided. The project is open to all personnel, 18 and older. Volunteers should bring gloves and wear bright clothing, or a reflective vest. All chiefs, first classes and second classes are asked to wear their association shirts. Volunteers should meet at the interior Security Precinct parking lot at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. For additional information, please call ABH2 Paucke at 626-6884 or 081568-6884.

Nov. 16: Paintball at Carney Park Open paintball, $10/person ages 15 and up from 10 a.m. to noon. Group paintball, $50 for up to 6 people, ages 10 and up, from 1-3 p.m. Fees cover all safety equipment and paintball marker. Paintballs are sold separately at the field. For more information, call the NOR Center at Carney Park 081-526-1579, or at Support Site DSN 6294947 or 081-811-4947.

Nov 16: Intramural Sports Basketball Officials Clinic All those interested in officiating during the Winter Season should attend this meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Support Site Fitness Forum Conference Room. After participating in the clinic, you will be able to officiate NSA Naples basketball games and be compensated for those games. Experienced officials must attend the clinic in order to be eligible to officiate this season. To sign up, call or stop by the Front Desk at either Capo or Support Site gyms. For more information, call DSN 6296529 or 081-811-6529.

Nov 16 & 17: Woodshop Project Class - Wooden Tool Box Make a small wooden tool box. These tool boxes are great for small hand tools, storage and even as flower boxes. Open to parents and teenagers age 13 and older. This is a two-day class from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. For more information, call DSN 629-4971 or 081-811-4971.

Nov. 17: USO Thanks –Filled Bingo Naples area community members are invited to participate in USO’s free Bingo event that will take place at the Naples High School Cafeteria on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bingo prizes will include gift baskets, home appliances, electronics and more. Doors open at 3 p.m.

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Nov. 18-26: JFC Shuttle Schedule Change The JFC shuttle bus morning and evening pickup times will change to accommodate the NATO exercise taking place Monday –Friday, Nov. 18-22 and Monday –Tuesday, Nov. 25-26. The regular morning and evening pickup times at JFC and Support Site will not be in effect during this timeframe. The adjusted pick up times will be posted at the bus stops. The midday bus to JFC will not be affected by this change. Please contact shuttlebusnaples@ eu.navy.mil if you have any questions.

Nov. 20-Dec. 19: Support Site Power Outages for Annual Preventative Maintenance Annual preventative maintenance on electrical substation transformers requires a series of power outages in order to safely maintain an efficient electrical distribution system within the Support Site. Due to battery back-

up capability, all facility and Housing life safety systems will function under normal operating conditions. The schedule for the power outages is as follows: • Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Housing Units: B2101 through B2149A; Telephone Switch (B2070). • Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: All Housing Units (B2001 through B2163); Elementary School (B2057); High School (B2058); Child Development Center (B2065); Telephone Switch (B2070). • Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Elementary School (B2057); High School (B2058); School Cafeteria (B2059); Child Development Center (B2065); School Bleachers (including fire pump station). • Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2001 through B2011; B2154 through B2163. • Thursday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2012 through B2027; B2030; B2032 through B2035. • Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2028, B2029, B2031, B2039 through B2049.

• Monday, Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2036 through B2038; B2050 through B2056. • Thursday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospital (B2082); Hospital Energy Bldg (B2086).

Nov. 20: Naples Area Women's Network Group Meeting The next Naples Area Women’s Network meeting will be Nov. 20 from 7 – 8 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall in Capo, with guest speaker Chief Augustin. All active-duty military women in the Naples area are invited. Breakfast will be provided. Attendees are invited to bring side dishes if desired. For more information contact LS1 Skewes at DSN 626-5376.

Nov 20: Intramural Sports Basketball Coaches Meeting. All coaches for the Winter Season must attend this meeting to review the bylaws, rules and regulations. Choose from two times and locations: 12:30 p.m. at Capo FitZone Conference Room or 6 p.m. at Support Site Fitness Forum Conference Room. The clinic is mandatory for all coaches. For more information, call DSN 629-6529 or 081-811-6529.

Italian News Briefs

Compiled by Teresa Merola

Campania Approves Aerial Detection System to Combat Illegal Waste Disposal Campania approved an air surveillance system over the region to identify illegal waste dumping and burning of garbage in the areas near Naples and Caserta, which have been named “Terra dei Fuochi” (Land of Fires). The aerial oversight will use an ATR 42MP aircraft with infrared optical systems as well as satellite systems and drones. The Naples Forestry Corps, led by General Sergio Costa, confiscated 430,000 square meters of fields planted with vegetables seeded and ready for harvesting which were watered from poisoned water in the Caivano area, northeast of Naples. A demonstration to say “Stop to the destruction of our land” is going to be held Saturday, Nov. 16 in Naples.

Woman’s Fortune to Go to Venice Church A fortune estimated 40 million euro was donated to the church of the Venice Patriarchate by an Italian woman who died last August at the age of 92. The money is tied up in 16 properties and it has been asked to be donated to the poor as well as invested in agricultural science since the woman had a degree in agricultural science. Her properties are scattered across Padua, Pordenone and Mantua, a city in Lombardy. The church has 10 years to decide whether or not to accept the donation before the woman’s distant relatives can stake their claim.

Soccer Game Abandoned Due to Threats to Players A soccer derby in Salerno between Salernitana and Nocerina was abandoned after 21 minutes of play when the visiting side, Nocerina, was reduced to six men after players feigned injuries Sunday. Before the match some hard-core Nocerina fans, known as “Ultras” went to their team’s training camp and threatened the football players not to play because they were angry about being banned from attending the game, which started 40 minutes late, due to con-

cerns about crowd trouble. Death threats were allegedly made to the Nocerina players, and they arrived at the ground clearly reluctant to play the match attended by nearly 9,000 spectators. The incident is unprecedented even in Italy's long battle with soccer hooliganism and it caused widespread dismay. Prosecutors in Nocerina's home town of Nocera Inferiore opened an investigation. So far, 22 people have been reported to prosecutors for their alleged involvement and 23 have been issued bans from attending sporting events. Premier Enrico Letta called for zero tolerance against this incident while speaking at the headquarters of the Italian Olympic Committee, the country's governing body for sport.

Fast Food Chain in Italy to Run Florentine Burger Special The famous “bistecca alla fiorentina” steak comes from the oldest breeds of cattle and originated in the area of the Valdichiana. It has been raised in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio for at least 2,200 years. One of the world’s largest chains of hamburger, McDonald’s, presented the Gran Chianina burger for the Italian market made from the same cattle butchered for the “Florentine steak.” The burger will be available in all 470 McDonald’s locations in Italy for just three weeks.

Hotel Seized Due to Mafia Links A four-star hotel in Rome, the Grand Hotel Gianicolo, was among assets seized from a Calabria businessman linked to the 'Ndrangheta mafia Tuesday. Police said this shows how far the Calabrian mob money has infiltrated in Rome. The Calabrian mob recycles its vast drug profits in Italian cities and leading foreign economies. Five years ago, the Caffe’ De Paris in Via Veneto was seized because it turned out to be in the hands of the Calabrian Mob. According to a recent report from the Eurispes research agency, annual drugs profits for 'Ndrangheta mafia are now the equivalent of three percent of Italy’s GDP.

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T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS, SEE PAGE 5.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ARGOSY UNIVERSITY is looking for participants to take part in an exploratory study on Military Vs. Civilian Leadership. Volunteers would take part in a one-hour interview detailing previous military leadership role(s) and your current civilian leadership role. If interested, please contact Lovell Jones at 340-959-1173 or lovell_jones318@yahoo.com. THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SUPPORT CLUB (NOSC) is looking for volunteers to help manage the Thrift Store. The manager and co-manager would need to dedicate 2-3 half days weekly and be responsible for staffing the store and leading the team of volunteers. Additionally, new store volunteers and shift leaders are needed to help run the store during open hours by running the register, sorting items and stocking the store floor. Contact Sue Brown at tstoreschedule@gmail.com to volunteer and Melania Bowen at nosctshop@gmail.com to talk about management positions. Proceeds from the store support the base community. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or in taking a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 for more information. You can also "like" our Facebook page American Red Cross Naples - to keep up with current opportunities. FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER is looking for volunteers to assist in the event of an emergency. Volunteers could be called upon if families are relocated to Support Site due to a natural disaster or similar emergency that exceeds what the FFSC staff can support. Volunteers may greet families, inquire about needs, organize supplies, complete paperwork, etc. Being on the list does not obligate anyone to a future event. If you are interested in volunteering for this, please call 081-811-6372 or email 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 apaulino@clubbeyond.org for an appointment. 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 NAPLES is looking for volunteers to fill positions on its Board of Directors. Personnel interested should contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or 348-225-2234. ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information, please contact us at awlrescueteam@gmail.com or director@animalswithoutlimits.com.

ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON THE NAPLES TOASTMASTERS CLUB provides materials and experience to improve competent communication and leadership skills. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at the USNH Naples Dental Clinic conference room. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit www.naplestoastmasters.wix.com/toastmastersnaples or like us on Facebook "Toastmasters Naples Italy." PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) meet every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for worship and bible Study. Stay up-to-date with current events at our Facebook page PWOC Naples or contact us at pwocparticipation@gmail.com to be on our email distribution. NATO LIONS RUGBY CLUB is looking for new players. All abilities wanted. Practice is held every Wednesday at Carney Park at 5:45 p.m. Show up with shoes, shorts and a mouth guard. Training and development will be provided. If you have any questions, email Mark Woodall or co-manager Andrew Bohnsack at markwoodall82@hotmail.co.uk or andrew.bohnsack@gmail.com. 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 noscitaly@gmail.com 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 apaulino@clubbeyond.org. BOY SCOUT TROOP 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Support Site Community Center. E-mail the Scoutmaster at 007troop@gmail.com or visit the website at sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop007naples. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to nalexander@afsouth.nato.int. 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.

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exercise Cutlass express 2013 Commences From U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, commenced the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013, Nov. 11. Exercise Cutlass Express 2013, held in several operational areas in waters off East Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the region. The week-long exercise will take place in the vicinity of four different naval hubs: Mombasa, Kenya; Djibouti, Djibouti; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Port Victoria, Seychelles. The exercise will feature in-port phase activities before practicing naval concepts at sea. "We want to continue to make the waters off East Africa a safer place, and that's what you're here to do," said Capt. Guy Jackson, Cutlass Express 2013 Exercise Director, in remarks during an opening ceremony in Seychelles. "Cutlass Express is designed to enhance maritime security capabilities, improve information sharing and strengthen the bonds of each and every participating nation, so that we can all work together for the long term." Mohamed Ibrahim Dr. Abdelrahim, Head of Liaison from the East Africa Standby Force, echoed Jackson's sentiments at the ceremony and expressed the importance of cooperation and collaboration in ensuring maritime security. "We East African nations have benefited greatly from the exercises and activities that our forces have completed; we look forward to this Dr. said exercise," week's Abdelrahim. Cutlass Express aims to test a wide variety of skills such as maritime boarding, medical response, radio communication, and information sharing across regional maritime operations centers (MOCs). Participants will execute tactics and techniques within scenarios that mirror real-world counterpiracy and counter-illicit traffick-

Djiboutian Marines conduct a ship-boarding scenario during the preparatory phase of Exercise Cutlass Express 2013 at the port of Djibouti, Nov. 7. Cutlass Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the region. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)

ing operations as well as actions taken to deter illegal fishing. Exercise Cutlass Express, in its third year, is one of four Africafocused regional "Express" series exercises facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. The exercise is part of a comprehensive strategy of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to enable African partners to address maritime security concerns. The exercise serves to demonstrate and test skills that are developed as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) and ongoing efforts to increase maritime domain awareness. Started in 2007, Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initia-

tive, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. "This year we have 13 nations participating. Such a high number represents the outstanding cooperation we are seeing in this region, a cooperation that we hope to see continue to increase as a result of this exercise," said Jackson. Participants in Cutlass Express 2013 include Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Comoros, Yemen, the Netherlands, Denmark and the U.S. Representatives from the Eastern Africa Standby Force, NATO, and EU Naval Force will also participate.

Chief Petty Officer Charles H. Johnson, U.S. Navy maritime interdiction operations expert, gives guidance, Nov. 8, during an illegal fishing scenario to boarding team members from Seychelles during the preparatory phase of Cutlass Express 2013. Cutlass Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the region. (Photo by MCSN Luis R. Chavez Jr)


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MCPON Sends 2013 Veterans Day Message Veterans, Shipmates and Navy Families, Monday, we honor those who have stood the watch, pay respect to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and say thanks to those currently in uniform. There have always been men and women willing to serve at the nation's call, to protect the very fabric of what makes our country great. It is a very humbling moment for me every time I meet someone who is or has done their part to continue this rich legacy. Our veterans represent every facet of the best of America making a positive impact on our great nation in countless ways. For each veteran comes a new set of people inspired to serve by amazing stories of wars won, lives lost, valor, and patriotism. Veterans Day represents more than a day for our

veterans, but offers an opportunity to recognize also their families and the many support groups of our veterans, service members and their families. The dedication and unwavering commitment to our military from the American people is undeniable and this great support allows us to do our job and fulfill our duties without hesitation. Our military could truly not function properly without your commitment and support. I am thankful to be among such honored citizens, and for the continued efforts our Sailors and their families make every day to preserve our liberties. May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America. Happy Veterans Day and all the best! Very Respectfully, MCPON

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Fleet and Family Support Center Events this Week From the Fleet and Family Support Center

For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC.

UPCOMING FFSC NAPLES EVENTS Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register. All classes require registration.

• Nov. 15: The Cathedral of Naples and the Historic Center, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Leaves from Capo – Meeting point inside McDonalds) • Nov. 15: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC • Nov. 15: PlayPals, Playmate Play Date, 9:30 a.m., Playground behind Support Site Library • Nov. 17: Alateen Support Group, (ages 12-18), 9 to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Nov. 18-22: Transition GSP Workshop: Pre-Separation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Nov. 18: Easy Italian, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Capo Fellowship Hall (3 of 4 Sessions) • Nov. 19: Hand Gestures Used in Naples, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site, FFSC • Nov. 19: Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 2 Sessions) • Nov. 20: Choices: Managing Your Mood, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 3 Sessions) • Nov. 20: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) from 6 to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Nov. 21: Conflict Management, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Nov. 21: Italian Cooking Class, 10:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Leaves from Support Site) Requires prior purchase of 2 E-1 bus tickets at NEX Coffee Shop • Nov. 22: PlayPals, Playmate Play Date, 9:30 a.m., Playground behind Support Site Library

UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354 for more information or to register. All classes require registration. Aircraft are parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a transit of the Strait of Messina, Nov. 5. (Photo by MCSN Eric M. Butler)

• Nov. 15: Making Pastiera with Zia Titina, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Departs Energy Conservation 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility Cold Weather Tire Pressure By MC3 Jess Lewis, USS Nimitz Public Affairs The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group reentered the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) after transiting the Suez Canal, Nov. 8. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing 11, and Destroyer Squadron 23, spent nearly three weeks in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations conducting exercises with NATO allies and making a port call in Naples, Italy. While in the Mediterranean, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet visited

Nimitz where he hosted a luncheon reception for local officials to strengthen the already solid relationship between the U.S. and its NATO allies. "This was a wonderful opportunity to return hospitality to our friends and allies in the region," said Rear Adm. Mike S. White, commander of CSG-11. "Nimitz Strike Group is truly an elite force and every Sailor and Marine did an outstanding job upholding the values we stand for, making this a successful port visit." The visit came as a surprise to many Sailors and Marines aboard the ship after spending nearly 80 consecutive days at sea in the U.S.

5th Fleet AOR. "Having the opportunity to go to Naplesa was pretty amazing," said Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Michael Peru. "It's not common for a West Coast carrier to hit a European port so that alone was worth the experience. I was able to see a lot of neat, historical places, eat some delicious food and relax with my friends." Nimitz left its homeport of Everett, Wash., March 30 for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment and is currently supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

From the NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Remember to check your tires during the current seasonal cool down. Cooling temperatures can cause the air to condense and tire pressure to lower. This can have a negative effect on fuel economy. So as a good rule of thumb, check your tire pressure periodically while the weather is stabilizing for the fall and winter seasons.

Crime Report for Nov. 6 - Nov. 12 From the NSA Naples Command Investigative Division and NCIS


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Ford Christening Connects President to Navy roots From USS Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs

With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship's sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class, Nov. 9, in a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. Susan Ford Bales, Ford's daughter and the ship's sponsor, had the honor of christening the ship in front of more than 20,000 Sailors, shipbuilders and civilians, bringing to life the Navy's newest aircraft carrier design in more than 40 years. "I christen thee United States Ship Gerald R. Ford," said Bales, breaking the bottle across the bow. "May God bless all those who sail in her." The Ford class is designed with significant quality-of-life improvements and reduced maintenance. These innovations are expected to improve operational availability and capability, and reduce total ownership cost over its 50-year service life by $4 billion compared with Nimitz-class carriers. The ship is also designed to

evolve with advances in technology. "The carrier is our Navy's most adaptable platform," said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations. "This ship will not only launch the aircraft we currently have in inventory, it will launch aircraft we haven't even begun to design. USS Enterprise (CVN 65), a ship we inactivated after more than 50 years of service, was relevant from her first day in service through her last." Greenert praised the designers, shipbuilders and Sailors who together have brought the ship to this important milestone. "Ford will herald a new era of our carrier fleet," said Greenert. "She is truly a technological marvel. We should embrace technology, but it is our people who underpin our success." The christening of the ship comes after more than 12 years of planning and construction. Newport News Shipbuilidng laid the keel in 2009 and is scheduled to deliver the ship to the Navy in 2016. While the shipbuilder construction and systems installations continue, the Navy is building, training and developing Ford's crew to operate and

Ship's Sponsor Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford, christens the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding, Nov. 9. Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of aircraft carriers replacing the 10-ship Nimitz class launched in 1972. The Ford-class brings improved warfighting capabilities, quality of life improvements and reduced acquisition and life cycle costs. (Photo by MC1 Joshua J. Wahl)

maintain the state-of-the-art ship. "Navy tradition dictates that today's christening ceremony will spark life and luck into this great ship, but the true life of this ship will come from the unparalleled hard work, professionalism and dedication of the Gerald R. Ford crew," said Capt. John Meier, commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford. "In partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding, we will match the most technologically advanced

and adaptable platform in our Navy's history with the most adaptable and technically proficient crew." CVN 78 honors the 38th President of the United States and pays tribute to his lifetime of service in the Navy, in the U.S. government and to the nation. During World War II he attained the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy, serving on the light carrier USS Monterey (CVL-26). Ford was the first vice president and, in the aftermath of the Watergate

scandal, succeeded the first president ever to resign, serving in the country's highest office from 1974-1977. Bales reflected upon her father's final letter before his death, written to then-Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter, where the president wrote, "Thus, it is a great source of pride and humility to know that an aircraft carrier bearing my name will be forever connected with the valor and patriotic service of men and women of the United States Navy."


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George Washington Battle Group to Support Philippine Recovery Efforts From Defense Media Activity

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other U.S. Navy ships to make best speed for the Republic of the Philippines to provide aid. The aircraft carrier, which carries 5,000 Sailors and more than 80 aircraft, was in Hong Kong for a port visit. The crew was recalled early from shore leave and the ship got underway. In company with the carrier are the cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Cowpens (CG 63), and the destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). The supply ship USNS Charles Drew (TAKE-10) is already underway and will rendezvous with the group as they get closer. USS Lassen (DDG 82) got underway yesterday for the region. Embarked on board USS George Washington, is Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5). CVW-5 is a collection of aircraft designed to perform various functions including disaster relief and includes the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 flying the MH-60S Seahawk; and the "Saberhawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 flying the MH-60R Seahawk. As needed, these ships and aircraft will be able to provide humanitarian assistance, supplies, and medical care in support of the ongoing efforts led by the government and military of the Republic of the Philippines. The Defense Department is continuing to work closely with the Philippine government to determine what, if any, additional assets may be required.

A cadet's view from the bridge during a tour of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while in Naples, Italy. (Photo courtesy of NJROTC)

NJROTC Cadets Tour USS Nimitz

Cadets from Naples High School NJROTC receive a tour of the bridge as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was making a port call in Naples, Italy. (Photo courtesy of NJROTC) By Cadet Ensign Danny Byrnes, Naples NJROTC

The Naples High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) had 30 cadets travel to the port of Naples to take a tour of USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Oct. 31. It was the first ship visit of the school year. The cadets were welcomed aboard by crew members after climbing several stairs to the top. After touring the hanger bay, they plunged deep below into the heart of the ship. There, they learned about each important job that keeps the ship running

and the amount of teamwork it takes to complete a task. Following a quick tour of the bridge and primary flight, they toured the flight deck. Hearing from the crew about the figurative dance that happens when they launch or recover aircraft, the cadets were impressed with the amount of team work needed to accomplish this mission. Learning the value of joint efforts is incredibly important to NJRTOC. Without the help of each individual cadet, we wouldn't be successful in any task that we attempt. We shared laughs and made memories. The trip brought our unit closer together.


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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON continued THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. Email Robert Kenney at kofcnaples@gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/site/kofcnaples/home. 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. Kyle Brown, NANA president, at kyle.brown@med.navy.mil. THE NAPLES AREA SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION is a newly founded association that meets twice a month to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For more information, contact MA2 Aaron Kurschner at DSN 626-2871 or ABH2 Brent Paucke at DSN 626-5382. 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. 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 bunnellr54@gmail.com and bunnellshauna@aol.com SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo Fleurant at 328194-6897 or naplesadventistsgroup@yahoo.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-theTots-Club. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For more information, e-mail cwocnaples@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page: Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy. HARRY S. TRUMAN LODGE No. 649 meets 6:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact Kevin Baker at 338-479-7023 or hst649sec@yahoo.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact naplesgs@yahoo.com. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-760-4446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. THE U.S. MILITARY RETIREE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN ITALY (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, please join the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com. Point of contact: Wylie Miller, 329-208-7315. THE NAPLES CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION meets every month to support families who have chosen to educate their own children. We offer weekly park/pool days, a moms’ night out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond! Interested? Need more information? Considering homeschooling? Please contact Natalie Mack at NPMack3@aol.com. MEDITATION SITTING GROUP is held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@ gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS Visit the University of Phoenix and the University of Oklahoma to learn what on-site degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. 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. CARNEY PARK LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION meets at 9 a.m. Mondays. All skill levels welcome. Discounted play with membership. FMI, call Carol Borkowski at 081-804-3345, or Carney Park Golf Course at 081-526-4296. EDIS SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. LATINOS UNIDOS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Meetings are at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For more info, contact Michael Cortez, Michael.cortez@eu.navy.mil, 334-6771-0327, or Gabriel Sermeno, Gabriel.sermeno@eu.navy.mil, 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 naplescubmaster@gmail.com or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.

Friday, Nov. 15 4:30 p.m. Free Birds, PG (3D) 6:30 p.m. Escape Plan, R, Premiere Showing 7 p.m. Carrie, R, Premiere Showing Saturday, Nov. 16 Free Birds, PG Thor: The Dark World, PG-13 (3D) 6 p.m. Baggage Claim, PG-13 7 p.m. Escape Plan, R 3 p.m. 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Cloudy Chance of Meatballs 2, PG (3D) 4 p.m. Thor: The Dark World, PG-13 6 p.m. Escape Plan, R 7 p.m. Carrie, R

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, Nov. 20 4:30 p.m. Baggage Claim, PG-13 6 p.m. Thor: The Dark World, PG-13 (3D) 7 p.m. Escape Plan, R Thursday, Nov. 21 4:30 p.m. Cloudy Chance of Meatballs 2, PG, Last Showing 6 p.m. Escape Plan, R 7 p.m. Don Jon, R

3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18 Closed, No Movies

Friday, Nov. 22 4:30 p.m. Hunger Games: Catching Fire, PG-13, Premiere Showing 6 p.m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, PG-13 7:15 p.m. The Counselor, R, Premiere Showing

Movie Descriptions REE BIRDS, PG, Cast: Owen Wilson, FFogler, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Lesley Nicol. Animation, 85 min. In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. SCAPE PLAN, R, Cast: Sylvester EJackson, Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Curtis Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan. Ray Breslin, Action/Adventure, 116 min. The world's foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it

TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARy AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS USO DAILY TOURS Nov. 16 Vatican and Sistine Chapel.............€68 Nov. 17 Naples underground with Pizza Lunch.....................................€40 Nov. 22 Wine Tasting and Demijohn Shopping ........................€44 Nov. 23 Beer Factory To................................€49 Nov. 24 Christmas Alley and Shopping Downtown.........................................€25 Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hotel Mediterraneo ...................................€39

WEEKEND TOURS Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving in Venice . . . . . . . . . . . . .€226 Dec. 12-15 Christmas Markets in Northern Italy . .€345 Dec. 20-27 Med Christmas Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . .€717 Dec. 24-25 Christmas in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .€187 Dec. 30-Jan.2 New Year’s in Budapest . . . . . . . . . . . . .€622

No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies

Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. HE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING TJosh FIRE, PG-13, Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson. Action/Adventure, 146 min. The film begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

ARRIE, R, Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, HE COUNSELOR, R, Cast: Michael CRussell, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Gabriella Wilde. Horrork, 99 min. TFassbender, Penlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt. A homely outcast high school girl with a religious zealot mom has long had telekinetic powers. When bullied by her peers she exhibits her powers more, and when a cruel trick plays out on prom night she unleashes her telekinetic wrath and destroys her school, her mother, and herself.

AGGAGE CLAIM, PG-13, Cast: Paula BScott, Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Boris Kodjoe. Comedy, 96 min. Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. HOR: THE DARK WORLD, PG-13, TPortman, Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba. Action/Adventure, 112 min. The adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, continue as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even

Suspense/Thriller, 117 min. A lawyer seems to have it all, with fast cars, a gorgeous house, a beautiful fianc and a lifestyle most people would envy. His hubris leads him to enter into what he assumes will be a onetime drug deal, but he's not going to get off that easy. Now the counselor doesn't know who to trust, and his mistake will lead to betrayal, murder and disaster. LOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATCFaris, BALLS 2, PG, Cast: Bill Hader, Anna James Caan, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal. Animation, Family, 100 min. Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal, and one of his greatest inventions, is Barb, a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain. It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids foodimals! With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!

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


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SeCNav Names November Warrior Care month By Patty Babb, Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor

In a recent message released to all Navy and Marine Corps personnel, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) designated November 2013 as Warrior Care Month. "Providing assistance to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families is a top priority for the Navy," said SECNAV Ray Mabus. "We take care of our own - including active-duty, Reserve and veteran Sailors and Marines." Warrior Care Month is a joint-service event that recognizes wounded warriors - as well as those who care for them - for their service, sacrifices and achievements. It also is an opportunity to raise awareness of the resources available to service members should illness or injury strike unexpectedly. One especially critical resource is Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) - Safe Harbor, the Navy's support program for seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailor and Coast Guardsmen. The program - a department within Fleet and Family Readiness at Commander, Navy Installations Command - has assisted nearly 2,500 service members and their families since its inception. "NWW [is] part of an extensive catalog of Navy programs that enhance the mental, physical and emotional health of service members, provide the gold standard of non-medical care to wounded warriors and their families, offering resources that promote healing and opportunities for success, both within and beyond military service." said Mabus The theme of Warrior Care Month 2013 is "Warrior Care Building a Ready and Resilient Force." Promoting readiness and resiliency ensures that wounded warriors can cope with adversity - on the front lines or at home. To that end, NWW offers many essential services, including connecting families to respite care resources; addressing pay and personnel issues; assisting with housing and transportation adaptation; providing transition assistance; offering adaptive athletics opportunities; and more. "Oftentimes, NWW serves as a key link between the Navy and a Sailor who is recovering away from his command," said NWW Deputy Director Merissa Larson. "Our program addresses whatever non-medical needs surface, which allows seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families to focus on healing without distractions." NWW non-medical care providers are located at major military treatment facilities throughout the continental United States. They collaborate closely with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, which provides expert restorative and rehabilitative medical care for wounded warriors. Mabus urged the Navy family to become more familiar with the many programs available to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members, and to join him in saluting wounded warriors and those who care for them. "Our commitment to seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Marines, as well as their families and caregivers, is unwavering," he said. "I encourage all Navy personnel to take an opportunity during Warrior Care Month to join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude and support."

In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911.

NJROTC Honors Sure Start Students for Veterans Day Capt. Scott Gray, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Naples, escorts children to the Naples Elementary School cafeteria for breakfast as part of the Sure Start Veterans Day program, Nov. 8. The program is intended to help prepare and ease the transition to elementary school. The Naples High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) raised the morning colors and led attendees in a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. NJROTC’s honor guard created a Sword Arch and other cadets helped escort students through who have a parent currently deployed. (Photo courtesy of NJROTC)


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In the Spotlight

X-47B Operates Aboard Theodore Roosevelt From USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs

HN JACOB REAVES Hospitalman Jacob Reaves, a native of Oklahoma, reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples in July of 2012 and has become known for his excellent work. Reaves works at the Dental Clinic and has completed more than 700 dental laboratory procedures for active duty members and their family members stationed at various locations throughout 6th fleet. He also helps ensure proper and environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous waste in the clinic through weekly collections and training his department on proper disposal procedures. Reaves is also dedicated to giving back to the community. He volunteered for Fed’s Feed Families and assisted in the collection of nearly 2,000 pounds of food for local charities, leading to the Dental Directorate in receiving their second consecutive Ambassador Award. Reaves’ immediate goals are to obtain his associate’s degree and advance to Petty Officer 3rd Class.

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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Nov. 10. The event, the most-recent in a series of carrier-based tests, demonstrated the integration of the latest in naval aviation technology with the most advanced and capable carrier. This weekend's tests demonstrated the X-47B's ability to integrate with the carrier environment. The aircraft performed precise touch and go maneuvers on the ship to generate data that characterizes the environment in close proximity of the carrier flight deck. In addition, the aircraft took part in flight deck handling drills, completed arrested landings and catapult launches. Mission operators monitored the aircraft's autonomous flight from a portable command and control unit from Theodore Roosevelt's flight deck during each of its 45-minute flights. "It is a tremendous opportunity for the 'Big Stick' to be a part of the development and testing of the future of Naval Aviation," said Capt. Daniel Grieco, Theodore Roosevelt's commanding officer. The UCAS is an impressive system that gives us all a glimpse into the support and strike capabilities we can expect to join the fleet in the years to come. The tactical and support possibilities for such platforms are endless, and I know the crew of TR are proud to be able to be a part of that development." A major objective for the UCAS-D program is to demonstrate a digitized carrier controlled environment to allow for robust communications between the aircraft and all carrier

personnel involved with launching, recovering and controlling the aircraft. A digitized carrier environment will ultimately increase flexibility and improve safety. "This weekend's resumption of carrier-based flights for the X-47 continues our efforts to mature critical unmanned enabling technologies and reduce the technical risk for the Carrier Unmanned follow-on Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system," said Capt. Beau Duarte, the program manager for Unmanned Carrier Aviation. Current and future test events will continue to mature unmanned technologies and refine concept of operations to further inform unmanned carrier requirements. These program successes represent significant advancements in naval aviation technology and provide a glimpse into the future integration of

manned and unmanned aircraft aboard the carrier fleet. "Today, we took another significant of integration toward step unmanned capabilities into our carrier airwings and aircraft carrier environments," said Rear Adm. Mat Winter. "The Navy remains steadfast in its commitment to maturing today's technologies which have established a realistic path to tomorrow's affordable, flexible unmanned carrier aviation capabilities for our warfighters." Carrier-based tests of the X-47B began in December 2012 with flight deck operations aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Carrier testing resumed in May 2013 aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), where the X-47B completed its first carrierbased catapult launch, followed by its first carrier-based arrested landing in July.

US 6th Fleet Flagship Departs Georgia By MC1 Collin Turner, USS Mount Whitney Public Affairs The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Batumi, Georgia, following a three-day port visit, Nov. 13. "Traveling to the Black Sea is a unique opportunity, and a port visit to Georgia may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some of our crew," said Capt. Craig Clapperton, Mount Whitney's commanding officer. While in Batumi, Sailors had the opportunity to participate in community engagement projects, give tours of Mount Whitney, participate in numerous sporting events and engage with Georgian coast guard members during joint training evolutions. "Having the opportunity to meet coast guardsmen from Georgia and share what we know was very exciting," said Yeoman 1st Class Chad White. "I hope that they are able to take some of this knowledge back to their unit and train others." As part of the training, Mount Whitney Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners conducted basic hands-on demonstrations of firefighting, maneuvering, signaling and emergency action procedures. Additionally, the Georgian coast guard members participated in a leadership and ethics discussion. "During port visits like this one, we strengthen our relationship with partner nations in many ways including military-to-military training, facilitating meetings and events between senior level diplomats, learning about one another's culture, and social and sporting events between the crew and our hosts," said Clapperton. Wrapping up the port visit was a reception hosted by the crew of Mount Whitney as a special thank you and a sign of appreciation for the hospitality the city of Batumi had shown. The guests of honor included Richard Norland, U.S. ambassador to Georgia and the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili. Mount Whitney, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, is currently underway in the Black Sea in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.


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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Xavier L. Cannon and members of the Philippine Armed Forces help civilians displaced by Typhoon Haiyan disembark a C-130 aircraft at Villamor Air Base, Nov. 12. U.S. service members are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines as they perform recovery efforts for the people affected in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)

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Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Berthed in San Diego, USNS Mercy has been in a reduced operating status, which is normal for a hospital ship. Harris' activation order accelerates Mercy's ability to attain full operating status to include moving necessary personnel and equipment to the ship. If ordered to deploy, Mercy would get underway in the next several days and could arrive in the Philippines sometime in December, joining other U.S. Pacific Fleet units already supporting Operation Damayan. On Nov. 11 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and her escort ships to depart early from a liberty port in Hong Kong and make best possible speed for the Philippines. George Washington, USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) will arrive off the coast of the Philippines the evening of Nov. 14 local time. U.S. Pacific Fleet ships already operating in the Western Pacific were also immediately diverted. USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), and USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) are now on station and coordinating with the Philippine government. The U.S. Navy also has P-3 maritime aircraft already supporting the disaster relief effort led by the Government of the Philippines. The amphibious ships USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Germantown (LSD 42) are departing Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 14 local time. After picking up Marines, equipment and relief supplies in Okinawa, the two

ships will arrive at the Philippines in approximately one week. USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) are also heading to the Philippines. This collection of ships and their complement of aircraft, to include much-needed helicopters, will provide food and water, the capability to move relief supplies to isolated areas, and to help move the badly injured for medical care. The U.S. Navy persistently trains with numerous Pacific nations and military units, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to prepare for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. In 2012, Mercy participated in the annual Pacific Partnership mission, which included working with Philippine authorities in the vicinity of Tacloban, the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Because of the long-standing partnership between the two nations, the U.S., working through the Philippine government, is able to rapidly respond with critically needed capabilities and supplies in times of crisis. The role of U.S. military forces during any foreign humanitarian assistance event is to rapidly respond to host nations' requests for support to help mitigate human suffering, prevent further loss of life and mitigate property damage. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team has a particularly successful history of working with international relief organizations and host nations to respond to natural disasters. Operation Damayan is part of the broader U.S. Government effort to support the Government of the Philippines's request for humanitarian assistance. This joint team effort includes coordination by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, in constant consultation with Philippine authorities. To date, Philippine and U.S. personnel have transported more than 107,000 pounds of relief supplies.

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Obtaining your Sojourner Permit Italian law requires all foreign personnel working or living within Italy, other than an active-duty member under military orders, to obtain a Sojourner Permit within eight days of arrival in Italy. This is different from a visa, which is merely an approval for entry into the country. All applicants over 14 years of age must apply in person, as each person's signature is required at the time of application. NATIONALS OF ANY STATE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMING TO ITALY DO NOT REQUIRE ANY VISA OR SOJOURNER PERMIT. As part of the Area Orientation process, the U.S. Region Legal Service Office (RLSO EURAFSWA) assists in the preparation and oversees the acquisition of the Sojourner Permit for all personnel attached to U.S. Navy commands in the Naples area. Army and Air Force personnel stationed at JFC must apply through the Carabiniere at the JFC Provost Marshall's Office, Building L. Contact Connie Henderson, RLSO EURAFSWA liaison advisor, at 081-568-4639 for more information.

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


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A Glimpse Around the Fleet

Kathleen Kearney, with the 9/11 Tribute Center, gives a tour, Nov. 9, to Sailors assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2. New york is participating in Veterans Week New york City to honor the service of all our nation's veterans. (Photo by MC3 Cyrus Roson) Retired submarine veteran Ken Joyner participates in a Tolling of the Bell and Wreath Presentation at a Veterans Day Ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Nov. 11. The event honored veterans and paid a special tribute to submariners who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. (Photo by MC2 Steven Khor)

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Dequon Smith directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron 105 to the catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Nov. 9. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by MC2 Adam Brock)


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Jobs

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 WEBSITE: http://www.cnic.navy. mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/jobs. html 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 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.

U.S. POSITIONS NOTE: Effective May 1, CONUS hires currently residing in the Naples/Gaeta commuting areas must apply through USAJOBS in order to receive consideration. CLOSING DATE: Nov. 21 Community Planner, GS-002012, ANN#EUR14-705444-AV, Full Time Permanent Interdisciplinary Engineer/ Architect/Community Planner, GS-08XX-0020-13, ANN# EUR14-580440-AV, Full Time Permanent Management Analyst, GS0343-12, ANN#EUR14-702331AV, Full Time Permanent Social Worker, GS-0185-12, ANN#EUR14-677920-KB, Full Time Permanent Administrative Assistant (O/A), GS-0303-07, EUR14-712691-KB, Full Time Permanent CLOSING DATE: Nov. 28 Housing Manager, GS-1173-12, ANN#EUR14-705545-AG, Full Time Permanent. Security Assistant (O/A), GS0086-07, ANN#EUR14-710151AG, Full Time Permanent. Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist, GS-034612 KPP 13, ANN#EUR14709054-JC, Full Time Permanent Safety & Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-13 KPP 14 OR GS-0018-14, ANN#EUR14-710039-KB, Full Time Permanent

LOCAL NATIONALS (LN) POSITIONS CLOSING DATE: Nov. 28 Work Control Assistant, UA0303-05, ANN#44308-706608-AV, Full Time Permanent Construction Assurance Technician, UA-1101-03, ANN# 44308704126-AV, Full Time Permanent Emergency Dispatcher, UA0303-06, ANN#62588-706668AG, Full Time Temporary. If you have any questions, contact

the front desk at 081-568-5409. 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. Nov. 18.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic.navy.mil/ regions/cnreurafswa/about/ jobs.html. The necessary application forms are also available online. For any questions you have, you may reach us at 081-568-5612/4164. The applications may be emailed to CNREURAFSWA_NRBO_N9_ Personnel@eu.navy.mil.

NSA NAPLES U.S. POSITIONS, MWR OPEN CONTINUOUS POSITIONS Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#14-005, (Multiple Positions) regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) part time & flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/ Support Site. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to eighteen years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6weeks to 5 years old. Assembles of gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from 6 years old to 9 years old, School-Age Care PreTeen for children ranging from 10 years old to 12 years old, Teen Center Program for children ranging form 13 years old to 18 years old. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-002, flexible, Auto/Skills Center, Support Site. Provides information concerning facility, operation and regulations. Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 (Theater Concessionaire) ANN# 13-015, flexible, Reel Time Theater II, Support Site. This position transacts the sale of refreshments at the theater snack bar. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#13-035, flexible Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site. Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01 ANN#13-128, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Food Service Worker, NA-740804, ANN#13-126 flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done.

CNREURAFSWA NAF U.S POSITION CYP Education Technician Leader, CY-1702-II, ANN#14-003 regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Division, School Age Care. Job Summary: The purpose of the CY Program Leader (CYP) is to provide appropriate development care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. Open Until Filled CYP Education Technician Leader, CY-1702-II, ANN#14-004 regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Division, Teen Center. Job Summary: The purpose of the CY Program Leader (CYP) is to provide appropriate development care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. Open Until Filled Supervisory Financial Specialist, NF-0501-04, ANN# 14012, regular full time (not to exceed 1 year, eligible for post allowance) Fleet and Family Readiness Program, NAF Regional Business Office. Duties encompass responsibility of analyzing procurement, execution, presentation, cost accounting, payroll, internal controls, statistical analysis, and reporting both via management information systems (MIS) and other tradiand non-traditional tional means. Closing date: Nov. 14. Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#14-015, regular full time (Eligible for Post Allowance) Child Development Centers, Capodichino. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to eighteen years in a Child and Youth Program setting. Closing date: Nov. 29. Area of consideration: Current CYP employees only.

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#130002F2 Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-02/FlexOpen Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.50-$10.00. Performs a variety of customer service duties includ-

ing special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. Ann#130001T2 Security Guard/52/NF-01/Flex. Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $9.00-$11.00. Ensures enforcement of security measures; conducts inspections; prepares reports concerning security related incidents, etc. Ann#1300023Z Cashier Checker/CC/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Associates are engaged in the operation of cash registers to record sales in retail checkout areas. Ann#13000240 Sales Clerk/ HL/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Electronics, Housewares, Domestics, Furniture, and Gifts departments. Ann#1300023U Sales Clerk/ CL/NF-01/FPT- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Cosmetics, Health & Personal Care, Sporting Goods, Garden, Christmas Shop, Pets, and Cough and Cold departments. Ann#13000241 Sales Clerk/ SL/NF-01/FPT- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Jewelry, Mens, Ladies, Shoes, Cosmetics, Handbags, and Children’s departments. Ann#130001L4 Store Worker/ W3/NA-02/Flex – Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $10.23. Performs various duties including loading/unloading merchandise and cart retrieval in an Exchange store, storeroom and/or location. Ann#130003WN LP/ Safety Investigative Asst (Trainee)/52/ NF01/Flex–Open Until Filled . Pay Rate: $9.50-$11.00. Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange

assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. EARTH & VINE WINE SHOP Ann#120002QJ Sales Clerk/ PS/NF-01/FlexOpen Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50 Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#12000343 Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex. Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. DISTRIBUTION CENTER, GRICIGNANO Ann#130003UO Warehouse Worker/72/NA-05/Flex - Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $12.75. Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping,etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lower grade associates. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#130001NR Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. ROME EMBASSY MINI MART Ann#1300024L Sales Clerk/ MM/NF-01/Flex- Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Job Summary: Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

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