Serving the NatO, Naples and Gaeta military communities in italy
57th year, NO. 40
TIME CHANGE SUNDAY
Friday, OctOber 26, 2012
The colors of the coast, by boat
"Fall back" when Central Summer Time in Italy ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday.
W hat ’ s I nsIde
Descending into Naples’ ancient underground Page 4
Recap: Tiger Sharks return to Sigonella Page 10
Weekly crime statistics Review what happened between Oct. 15 and Oct. 21. Page 6
FRIDAY High 75 / Low 63 Mostly cloudy
SATURDAY High 72 / Low 59 Chance of thunderstorms
SUNDAY High 70 / Low 54 Chance of rain
See pages 12-13: Seeing the Amalfi Coast and Southern Italian islands by boat yields a different and potentially more intimate view of the colorful towns the area is famous for. (Photo by Laura Byrd)
Thousands in Italy drop, cover and hold to prepare for an earthquake By MC2 Jason Howard, Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East Detachment Europe, and Panorama staff
ailors aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples participated in Yeoman Seaman Thomas Fore hides underneath his desk during the the first-ever Great Southern Great Southern Italy Shakeout drill at Naval Support Activity Naples Italy ShakeOut drill Oct. 18 in Oct. 18. (Photo by MC2 Jason Howard) conjunction with Italian organduring an earthquake. izations throughout the Naples area and Sicily. “It is important to conduct these drills so people More than 18,000 people throughout Southern can get the facts about earthquakes,” said Italy registered to take part in the drill, includHuerta. “The most important thing is to ensure ing many Italian emergency management organthat people with families, especially with chilizations and schools, according to the ShakeOut dren, will know what to do.” website, www.shakeout.org/italia. Various booths were set up on the Navy base to The goal of the earthquake safety drill was to provide service members with further informateach members of the community how to take tion, as well as products needed in case an earthshelter during an actual earthquake. quake ever happens. Participants in the drill practiced how to drop to “I think this event is great because I never the ground, find cover, and hold still during an thought about earthquake safety before and I earthquake — actions that experts say help prenever had any disaster relief gear,” said Yeoman vent injuries from falling debris or loss of balSeaman Thomas Fore, a sailor from NSA Naples ance. who attended the drill. “You never know what After the simulated earthquake was over, parcould happen and it’s always good to be prepared ticipants at NSA Naples assembled at the for the worst.” Capodichino piazza to listen to Engineman 2nd Class Miguel Huerta, disaster preparation specialist, go over the proper procedures to follow see EARTHQUAKE DRILL Page 6
USS Enterprise hosts U.S. and Italian dignitaries in Naples By MC3 Jacob Golita Enterprise Strike Group Public Affairs
he U.S. Ambassador to Italy joined the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples to host a reception aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Oct. 19. The reception took place during the carrier’s scheduled port visit to Naples, Italy. At the reception, the Honorable David Thorne and Adm. Bruce Clingan welcomed Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie and other distinguished guests, highlighting the continuing partnership between U.S. and Italy. Capt. William C. Hamilton, commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, gave a speech to welcome the crowd of military officials and special guests in attendance. “Thank you for sharing your beautiful city and all of Italy with the over 5,000 sailors and Marines of Enterprise and (the guided-missile destroyer) USS Nitze (DDG 94),” said Capt. Hamilton. “Besides shopping and eating your delicious food, these sailors and Marines will be experiencing the rich Italian culture and history on the many tours that have been arranged for us. This is truly an experience of a lifetime.”
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OctOber 26, 2012
I’d like to give you an update on the power substation maintenance on the Support Site. You probably know that Mirabella identified an issue on a backup line right away, and we thus had to alter the initial schedule. We couldn’t isolate several loops as a result of that backup line fault, which is why we rescheduled those housing units, which aren’t listed on the updated schedule. Mirabella is completing the maintenance on the unaffected substation while at the same time working on repairing the faulty line with ENEL. Once that line is repaired, workers can finish the substation maintenance for the remaining loops. Mirabella is working hard to get this done as soon as possible. We will keep everyone informed as things progress, but for now please check the updated schedule – posted on Facebook and on the CNIC Naples website (on the Public Works page) – and stay tuned to the normal PAO channels for more information. We recently had to shut off the lights over the skate park and basketball court area due to vandalism of the switch box. Someone had broken into the box that controls the lights and destroyed the mechanism so that it’s no longer useable. That means the skate park and basketball courts will be pitch dark after sunset – and, with daylight savings time ending this weekend, that really limits the after-school time that kids can spend there. I don’t want to sound like a parent saying, “This is why we can’t have nice things,” but I encourage the community to remember instances like this when asking why that springy camel at the playground hasn’t been repaired yet, or why we haven’t built a second teen center for 10th- to 12thgraders. I need everyone’s help to keep vandalism and destructive behaviors in check. It robs the community not only of that one bathroom stall or those particular lights, but also of something else we could have used that repair money on. Everyone knows it’s an election year, and that we’re coming down to the last week and a half before Election Day Nov. 6. If you haven’t voted yet, please do. There is still time to complete a federal write-in ballot, but the deadline for many states requires ballots to be postmarked Monday or Tuesday, so it really IS the last minute now. Every state’s deadline is different, so check fvap.gov to ensure your ballot will count. I encourage everyone to exercise the right we fight to protect. Every vote counts. This week we’re booked solid with Halloween festivities on base, with Spooktacular tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Support Site Central Park. There will be a hay ride from the Spooktacular to and from the Seabee Haunted House, which continues its “seven nights of terror” near the Commissary from 7 to 11 p.m. through Wednesday. Trick-or-treating will be on Halloween night (Oct. 31) from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Support Site. Residents will have tables set up outside the front door of each building so we don’t have little ghosts and princesses tripping up and down the apartment stairs. Morale, Welfare and Recreation has a few events scheduled at the golf course and O’Rhys as well. Have a spooky weekend!
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From Panorama staff reports
Important DoDDS dates
By Capt. Scott Gray NSA Commanding Officer
Melissa Kabukuru, editor:
Oct. 27: Naples Wildcats Football vs. SHAPE Spartans at NHS stadium, 1 p.m. Nov. 6: “Totally Red” drama production at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9: Parent/teacher conferences — No school Nov. 12: Veterans Day — No school Nov. 28: Middle School Honor Roll at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 29: High School Honor Roll at 8:15 a.m.
School football stadium as the Wildcats host the SHAPE Spartans. The Wildcats are the Division II South Conference regular season champions, and are hoping to make a strong showing against the Spartans, who were the Division II North Conference runner-up from the regular season. You can catch all the action live on 106.0 FM "The Eagle" and AFN 360, as well as score updates on AFN Naples' Facebook page.
Renewing alt tokens for local national employees
Halloween events on base The annual Spooktacular, sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation, will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Support Site Central Park. The event will feature decorated Halloween cabins and other family-friendly activities. No dogs are allowed at the event. Additionally, the annual Seabees Haunted House will continue on the Support Site near the Commissary from 7 to 11 p.m. through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Older children and adults are the haunted house’s target audience, but groups of small children may also enter. When groups of younger children are inside, the haunted house operators will moderate the scarier aspects of the haunted house and keep the lights brighter. To wrap up this year’s Halloween festivities, trickor-treating will take place on Halloween night (Oct. 31) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Support Site.
Local national employees at Naval Support Activity Naples must arrange to renew expiring computer access cards (alt tokens) a minimum of 60 days in advance of the card’s expiration date. To request a renewal, employees can call 081-568-1473.
Cleaning of Capodichino parking garage to begin Oct. 29 Public Works personnel will conduct a deep cleaning of the Capodichino East Garage (the parking garage by the back gate) starting Oct. 29. The cleaning process will continue for approximately two weeks. During this time, please avoid coned-off areas inside the garage. Please also ensure that you use the West Garage by the front gate for long-term parking. The West Garage is the only parking area at Capodichino where long-term parking is permitted.
Dental clinic celebrates retiree appreciation day
In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Dental Clinic has set aside Thursday, Nov. 8 for military retiree dental exams and cleanings. As A postseason semi-final matchup will take place there are only a limited number of appointments Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Naples High available, this service is restricted to military retirees only. This is a special day, as retirees, their family members and memReport fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in bers of NATO forces are routinely Navy activities to: seen on a stand-by basis. Active Office of the Inspector General, Naples, Italy duty service members and family Leave a recorded message 24/7:...........................081-568-2983 members have priority and Speak to the CNREURAFSWA Investigator: ......081-568-2600 receive scheduled appointments. Speak to the CNE-CNA-C6F Investigator: .........081-568-2964 Department of Defense civilians, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org GS employees, and their family Website: www.cnic.navy.mil/europe/index.htm members are also eligible for routine care on a stand-by basis, and are billed for any services rendered. According to Cmdr. Masoud Eghtedari, director of Dental NSA Naples CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com Child and Youth Programs Director .firstname.lastname@example.org Services at U.S. Naval Hospital Director, FFSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FFSCNSANaples@eu.navy.mil Naples, "We appreciate our retirees CMVRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com and their service to our country. Personal Property . . . . . . . . . . . . .firstname.lastname@example.org Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com This is just a small way to say Hospital Customer Service . . . . .firstname.lastname@example.org thank you for all they have done." Naples High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .naplesHS.email@example.com Retirees should call the dental Naples Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . .naplesES.firstname.lastname@example.org Housing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com clinic at 081-811-6007/6008 to Commissary Director . . . . . . . . . . .Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org make an appointment, and plan NEX General Manager . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com on arriving at the dental clinic 15 MWR/ITT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .firstname.lastname@example.org AFN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.afneurope.net/naples minutes before their appointNCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .email@example.com ment time.
Naples High School Football semifinal Oct. 27
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Panorama OctOber 26, 2012
Sailor in the Spotlight: YN1 Holly Parimore
Italian News Briefs
Each year, almost €7 billion worth of counterfeit goods is sold in Italy. According to a government report, this illegal trade costs 110,000 legitimate jobs. The most popular counterfeit goods sold are fake brand-name clothing and accessories. There has also been an increase in counterfeit sales of cosmetics, CDs, DVDs, computer software and food stuffs. The research institute Censis reported that Italian consumers are unscrupulous about buying counterfeit products that also include jewelry, toys and medication.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC) EVENTS,
About 60 square meters of the house still needs to be excavated, a process that may bring other important discoveries to light.
Obama, Romney make campaign stop in Naples’ Via San Gregorio Armeno
In central Italy, a gang of thieves stole jeans from clothing companies and resold them them along with other assorted garments throughout central and southern Italy. On Tuesday, police arrested five people and charged 11 others with robbing large clothing companies in the Marche region.
On the shelves of shop in Naples’ Via San Gregorio Armeno, customers can come face-toface with terracotta versions of White House candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The two statuettes, created by craftsman Genny Di Virgilio, both wear dark suits, but vary in their choice of tie — the terracotta Obama wears a red tie, while the Romney figurine sports a pink tie with white dots. Via San Gregorio Armeno, known to many foreigners as Christmas Alley, is famous for its many artisans who specialize in the creation of the presepe, the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene. The shops also produce figurines to adorn the nativity scenes, often incorporating the latest political figures and celebrities into their work.
New rooms discovered in Pozzuoli’s ‘Rione Terra’
Authorities seize tuna, swordfish in Salerno province
During excavation work in the “Rione Terra” in Pozzuoli, a city in the Naples province, an important archaeological discovery came to light. Behind a walled-up door, archaeologists discovered five unknown rooms dating back to the first century B.C. This discovery is considered to be exceptional because it includes five rooms that are connected to each other, which appear to have been part of one large Roman house. Some of the walls bear traces of frescoes of the imperial era.
During an operation aimed to repress illicit traffic at sea, the naval military police in Salerno seized one-and-a-half tons of bluefin tuna and swordfish. The seizures were carried out in the towns of Positano, Ravello, Maiori and Salerno. All the fish were subjected to examination by veterinarians of the local health department. After deeming the fish fit for human consumption, officials donated it to local charities in town.
Jeans thieves brought to justice
26 CLEP/DSST TESTING Take a CLEP test in the automated National Test Center, located in the Admin II building at Capodichino. Call UMUC Maryland for an appointment at 081-568-6675. Visit the Navy College Office in Admin II for assistance in selecting the best test for your program.
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Counterfeit goods in Italy cost €7 billion and 110,000 jobs
T HE I NSIDE P AGE … FOR FLEET
Petty Officer Parimore is the flag support leading petty officer for Commander, Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet. She is responsible for managing and processing all award submissions for the command and its components. She is an assistant Command Managed Equal Opportunity representative and provides training to personnel on the Navy’s equal opportunity policy. Additionally, Parimore is the secretary for CNE-CNA/C6F’s First Class Petty Officer’s Association and oversees the administrative support for association functions. She hopes to make chief next year, as well as participate in her first marathon, earn her Information Dominance Warfare pin, and complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration. (Photo courtesy of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet
2 KIDS COOKING CLASS The Naples Overseas Spouses Club is hosting a "Kids Cooking With Vera" class Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost per child is $18 (one parent free) and you must register and pay by Oct. 27. For more information, visit www.noscitaly.com. 9 THE 2012 NAPLES AREA MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL will be held at the Grand Hotel Vanvitelli in Caserta, Italy, Nov. 9. The event will celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Attire for Marines: evening dress “B” or blue dress “A.” Army: Army blue (bow tie). Navy: dinner dress blue jacket or dinner dress blues. Air Force: mess dress. Civilians: black tie. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. For tickets contact Sgt. DelaCruz at 081-568-8002 or email@example.com. 10 MOVEMBER 5K Joint the Naples C4I First Class Petty Officer Association for the first-ever Movember 5K Charity Run supporting men’s health issues and awareness. The race will begin at the Support Site gym at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. All participants will receive a fake mustache and race bib for the event. Registration costs $10. Theme is “United We Grow: Running of the Mo’s.” 13 WELCOME ABOARD ORIENTATION The Naples Overseas Spouses Club is hosting a Welcome Aboard Orientation Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Navy Lodge, second floor. All members welcome. Free, child-friendly event. Lunch will be served. 14 ASC THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON The American members of the Allied Spouses Club will host their annual Thanksgiving luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Castel Volturno. Tickets are €20 for ASC members and €25 for guests. To register, seal your payment in an envelope with your name, country and “USA Luncheon” written on the outside. Deposit envelopes in the drop box at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Support Site, or at Tony’s Hardware at JFC. RSVP to your country rep or to USArep@ASCnaples.net. The deadline for tickets and registration is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. For more information or to donate a prize, e-mail USArep@ASCnaples.net 15 MONTHLY BABY BASICS CLASS offered by NMCRS visiting nurses. Next class is Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Office, which is located in room G-016 of the Admin II building at Capodichino. Topics include newborn care (i.e. bundling, diapering & bathing), feeding, crying & comforting, health & safety, etc. Contact NCMRS for registration and information at 081-5683913.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TUTORING OPPORTUNITY Do you want to work hands-on with collegeoriented students? Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Naples Middle/High School is looking for motivated community members with college experience to become AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors. Training will be provided. Please contact Vice Principal David Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or AVID Counselor Joseph Selina at email@example.com. LA MIMOSA THRIFT STORE, run by the Allied Spouses Club (ASC) at Allied Joint Force Command Naples, is seeking volunteers and donations. The store is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions or further information, please contact Erika at 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. NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS seeks 2012-2013 board members. For more information, e-mail matthew.ukleja @gmail.com. THE AMERICAN SOCCER CLUB (ASC) OF NAPOLI is looking for qualified coaches. Those interested in coaching should e-mail email@example.com. THE NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB (NOSC) is seeking members to serve as volunteers at its thrift store. When the store is open, NOSC members are needed to help with sorting, merchandising, bagging, and running the cash register. When the store is closed, we need assistance with preparing the store for shopping. Call us at 081-811-4200 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for training. NAPLES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) NEEDS VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS. ARC needs volunteer instructors for various courses. Those interested in becoming instructors can contact the ARC office at 081-568-4788.
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Tours with Napoli Sotterranea take visitors into the ruins of a Greek theater and ancient aqueduct system, now buried beneath the modern city of Naples. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru)
Touring the underground remnants of Naples’ past By Melissa Kabukuru, Panorama editor eeking around the corner of an ancient storefront, I keep expecting to run into someone who will tell me I’m getting too up-close-and-personal with these ruins. Yet no one does. I’m free to keep looking for a clue — something to tell me what might have been sold on these market counters 2,000 years ago. Bread? Wine? Knickknacks? Or maybe produce? There’s plenty of room for my imagination to roam along this ancient street, which is buried below the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples. Dozens of market stalls line the road that dates back to Roman times — the first century A.D. — and each recess seems to be inviting me inside, as if looking for someone to set up shop there again. There’s a certain magic to exploring ruins like this with no one watching you, and without other tourists chattering nearby. I can pass under an archway that leads to a covered marketplace and imagine the scene as it was in Roman times, with fishmongers, fruit vendors and butchers selling their wares, and buyers flocking to each stall. There’s no better way to appreciate the different layers of history in Naples than by venturing beneath the city’s surface. This marketplace, surmounted by the church complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore, was covered up over the course of many centuries, but it shows how deep the city’s history goes. I love exploring sites like this on my own, but sometimes it is nice to get a little more context — the kind a professional tour provides. Fortunately, another tour that begins near San Lorenzo Maggiore explains the history of ancient Naples in more detail. On the other side of Piazza San Gaetano, guides from Napoli Sotterranea lead visitors down into the ruins of a Greek theater, as well as an underground network of aqueducts and cisterns. The knowledgeable tour guides explain the structure of the ancient Greek theater, and how over the years it became integrated with the Neapolitan homes that surround it. Entering it, you can see how it was used as a cellar by Neapolitan families in the 20th century, nearly 2,000 years after the Roman Emperor Nero once performed there.
Beneath the Naples church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman market complex, which is now open to visitors. (Photo by Melissa Kabukuru) Napoli Sotterranea also takes you into a system of ancient rock quarries that were used as water cisterns by the Greeks and subsequently expanded by the Romans. The tour guides do an especially good job of explaining how the underground water network worked in ancient times, pointing out details like ledges that ancient workers once used to fish debris out of the water. Only a small portion of the underground cistern and aqueduct system is open to visitors, but the size and sophistication of what’s on display makes it easy to imagine how impressive the system was in its day. The water system’s usefulness continued even after the fall of the Roman Empire. In the 20th century, thousands of Neapolitans fled to the cisterns during World War II, seeking cover from air raids. The tour goes over the history of how the bomb shelters were used during the war, showing some artifacts that the temporary residents left behind. The highlight of the Napoli Sotterranea tour — if you are OK with tight spaces — is the chance to travel down a dark, narrow path that connects two of the ancient cisterns. Each visitor is given a candle to light his or her way during this portion of the tour, adding to the sense of adventure. If it’s just too creepy for you, you can opt to sit this part out — but I never do. I just can’t pass up a chance to explore the remnants of Naples’ ancient past. IF YOU GO The entrance to Napoli Sotterranea is located at Piazza San Gaetano, 68, adjacent to the church of San Paolo Maggiore. English-language tours depart at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily, while tours in Italian depart hourly. For the English and Italian tours, you can buy tickets directly at the counter next to the tour entrance for €9 euro. Tours are also offered in other languages if you reserve in advance. Each tour lasts between 90 minutes and two hours. More informa-
Exploring Spaccanapoli In this ongoing series, Panorama will explore things to see and do in the ancient Greco-Roman heart of naples. This week: . . . . . heading underground next week: . . . . . the duomo and tesoro di san Gennaro
tion is available at www.napolisotterranea.org. You will find the entrance to the archaeological site of San Lorenzo Maggiore on the south side of Piazza San Gaetano. Entrance costs €9 euro, and includes access to the ruins, some elaborately decorated church meeting rooms and a multi-level museum. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. To get to Piazza San Gaetano, you can take the metro line 1 to Piazza Dante and exit through Via Port’Alba on the northeast side of the square. (You can also take the Metro Line 2 to Montesanto and walk to Piazza Dante from there.) Follow Via Port’Alba as it turns into Via San Pietro a Maiella and then into Via dei Tribunali; after a few minutes’ walk, you will arrive in Piazza San Gaetano. Alternatively, you can take either metro line 1 or 2 to Museo/Cavour and head south on Via del Duomo; if you take a right on Via dei Tribunali, you’ll reach the square after a few blocks’ walk.
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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 Friday, Oct. 26 – THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT PROCESS (Noon 3 p.m.) Want to land a federal job? This workshop focuses on the key steps to gaining federal employment. Topics covered vary from job searching guides to interview tips. The third hour, hands-on practice, is optional. Sunday, Oct. 28 – ALATEEN SUPPORT GROUP (9 - 10 a.m.) Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and guests enjoy a reception aboard the carrier Oct. 19. The Enterprise currently 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. (Photo by MC3 Brian G. Reynolds)
Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, and Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie speak during a reception aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Oct. 19 in Naples, Italy. The Enterprise currently 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. (Photo by MC2 Brooks B. Patton Jr.)
Tuesday, Oct. 30 – STRESS MANAGEMENT 101 (2 - 3 p.m.) Stress is a fact of life, Stress Management 101 provides opportunities to create work and life strategies to get to a healthier stress zone. Wednesday, Oct. 31 – HOME BUYING WORKSHOP (Noon - 3 p.m.) Are you wanting to buy a home? Become an informed consumer with information on the entire home buying process, from finding the right home to loan financing.
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Clingan also took the opportunity to thank the carrier’s Italian hosts. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us as the U.S. Navy to express our appreciation to Italy — to thank you for being a wonderful host nation and a steadfast and capable ally,” said Clingan. The Enterprise has a long relationship with the people of Naples. The carrier made its first-ever port visit to the city during its maiden deployment in 1962. “Since that time, Enterprise has visited Naples six more times during our 50-year history,” said Hamilton. “We all know that much has changed in our long history, but one thing remains true: the sailors and Marines of Enterprise look forward to the culture and history of this
Monday, Oct. 29 – VISIT TO A PASTRY LAB (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) For people with a sweet tooth. Departs from the Support Site. Carpool.
Thursday, Nov. 1 – SPOUSE FIT (9 - 11 a.m.; Session 8 of 10) This health and fitness program is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Class takes place at the Support Site Fit Forum. HOLIDAY BUDGETING (9:30 – 11 a.m.) Learn how to reduce the financial stress of the holidays, have fun and still control your expenditures. This class helps by providing sound budgeting advice and economical gift ideas to keep your budget on track.
Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, stands beside the Honorable David Thorne, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, during the playing of the Italian and U.S. national anthems aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Oct. 19. (Photo by MC2 Brooks B. Patton Jr)
beautiful nation.” Enterprise is currently on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security
operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Friday, Nov. 2 – LEGAL ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS (9 a.m. 3 p.m.) Legal assistance appointments will be performed by a Naval Legal Services Office attorney two times per month at the FFSC service center at the Support Site. The attorneys are available for the usual legal assistance services - powers of attorney, immigration, consumer law, creditor/debtor issues, divorce, etc. Please call 081-568-4576 for more information or to make an appointment.
UPCOMING FFSC GAETA EVENTS Call 081-568-8354/7 for more information or to register Monday, Oct. 29 – HANDCRAFT ‘STRAMMA AND VENTOSA (9 a.m.2 p.m.) We will go to Ventosa, an antique village on the mountains and learn to make a stramma, a special straw covering for a "damigiana" or “demijohn." Learn the art of wickering damigianas as well as making other objects made with raw straw. We will also visit a local osteria and get to eat local specialties. Class is free and includes a souvenir of a stramma to take home. Carpool. Tuesday, Oct. 30 – ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES (10:30 -11:30 a.m.) LUNCHTIME ITALIAN ONBOARD MT. WHITNEY (Noon - 1 p.m.; CTR 1 onboard Mt. Whitney) This class covers the Italian you need on daily basis. Real life situations will be simulated and lots of practical examples will be used. Be ready to use your new language skills right away.
Naples area ombudsmen and key spouses The ombudsmen program at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples coordinates communication of information between service members and their families. The service provided by ombudsmen becomes especially critical and helpful during deployments. Here is a list of ombudsmen for Naples-area commands. AFN NAPLES: Donna Vigil, email@example.com CNE BAND: Holly Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org CNE- 6th FLEET: Maya Stoltz, email@example.com CNREURAFSWA: Sindy Copeland, cnreurafswanaples@ hotmail.com CTF SIX THREE & MSCEURAF: Arlene Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org CTF SIX NINE & COMSUBGRU EIGHT: Emily Key, email@example.com FLCSI- Naples: Maria Seibel, firstname.lastname@example.org JFC: Pending, email@example.com NSA Naples: Heather Staib-Jerzy, firstname.lastname@example.org NCTS: Michelle Cannuli, email@example.com NSSA DET Naples: Gretchen Bozwell, nssadetnaplesombudsman@ hotmail.com USNH: Amy Romanowski & Latascia Hamilton, usnh_ombudsman@ hotmail.com U.S. ARMY ELEMENT: Jennifer Molina, jennifer. molina1.civ@ mail.mil U.S. ARMY ELEMENT - ALPHA COMPANY, U. S. ARMY ELEMENT - HHC: Alisha Smith, alishasmith0218@ yahoo.com U.S. AIR FORCE ELEMENT: Sonya Cage, usafkeyspousenaples@ yahoo.com U.S. MARINE ELEMENT: Pending, naplesmarineombudsman@ gmail.com USS MOUNT WHITNEY: Anna Nickell, mtwombudsman@ yahoo.com DESRON SIX ZERO: Jennifer Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org CURRENTLY VACANT: NAVFAC SEABEES, RLSO & NLSO Any spouses who have an interest in becoming an ombudsman should contact Amber Becker at email@example.com.
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American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month begins November 1 By Ensign Amber Lynn Daniel, Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs
he Navy will join the nation in celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, which will be observed Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. The 2012 national theme “Serving Our People, Serving Our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations” encourages the nation to reflect and celebrate the cultures, histories and traditions of the indigenous peoples of North America, including parts of Alaska and the island state of Hawaii. Today, more than 14,000 sailors and 1,200 civilians of Native American and Alaska Native heritage serve in the Navy. According to the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 565 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes exist in the United States, composed of nearly 4.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, or 1.5 percent of the nation's population. "American Indians have served in our military ranks from the birth of our country, and they continue to lend their numerous skills, abilities, and gifts to help make our Navy better," said Cmdr. Angela Katson, director of the Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Though they are most widely remembered for their critical role as World War II Navajo Code Talkers, American Indians have served in key roles through every major U.S. military engagement both on land and at sea. Native American seamen served on continental and state vessels during the War of Independence. Even during the Civil War, as many as 20,000 Native Americans contributed to both Union and Confederate forces as auxiliary troops.
The 2012 Naples-area Navy Birthday Ball, held Oct. 20 at a hotel in Sant’Antonio Abate, celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 237th birthday. (Photo courtesy of the Navy Ball Committee)
The Navy Birthday Ball: a night to remember By Cmdr. Glenn Robbins, Lt. David Yee and Mrs. Victoria Yee Fireworks and an awe-inspiring view of Mt. Vesuvius welcomed members of the Naples-area military community to a night of tradition, food, and dancing Oct. 20 in honor of the U.S. Navy’s 237th birthday. The Navy Ball, which took place at the Grand Hotel La Sonrisa in Sant’Antonio Abate, not only celebrated the Navy’s birthday, it also commemorated the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. During his opening remarks, Capt. Robert Weitzman, the ball’s master of ceremonies, explained the importance of honoring our naval service’s past and revering her timehonored traditions. The ball highlighted many traditions, including a formal colors presentation, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/ MIA) remembrance ceremony, as well as the two-bell ceremony. The guest speaker for the evening was Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command Naples. Clingan concentrated his remarks on how courageous leadership played a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s combat performance during the War of 1812. Concluding his speech, he stated, “I have the utmost confidence that the military and civilian members of our modern Navy — of our team here in Naples — have the character to step forward and selflessly pursue the bold achievements necessary to protect our great nation.” Responding to the admiral’s challenge of continuing the Navy’s War of 1812 legacy forward another 200 years, seven members of the civilian and military workforce read aloud the Navy ethos. Following Clingan’s speech, the oldest and youngest active-duty sailors in attendance — Clingan and CTMSN Conor Dean, respectively — cut the ceremonial birthday cake, and several lucky guests were awarded prizes during the raffle drawing. Following the conclusion of the official ceremony, service members and civilians danced and enjoyed the festivities long into the evening, with a great sense of pride and heritage.
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In the Italian community, participants in the ShakeOut included students, teachers and civil protection officials throughout Southern Italy. One group that took part was the Giacinto Diano middle school in Pozzuoli, a community west of Naples that is a hotbed of seismic activity. During the drill, roughly 1,000 children at the school — which is close to an active volcano, the Solfatara — practiced how to seek cover during an earthquake and evacuate when instructed. The mayor of Pozzuoli, Vincenzo Figliolia, and the Italian Red Cross were present during the school’s drill, as were about 35 members of the local volunteer civil protection agency. “It was very significant, because it was a very big school and the children followed the rules very precisely,” said Alfonso Trincone, the president of the Carabinieri’s volunteer civil protection group in Pozzuoli. “It was a very, very important demonstration.” Emergency management officials at Naval Support Activity Naples said they plan to hold an earthquake drill on a quarterly basis in the future. For further information on the ShakeOut, visit www.shakeout.org/Italia.
Despite being ineligible for the draft in 1917, as many as 15,000 American Indians enlisted to fight overseas during World War I. American Indians took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, and more than 44,000 American Indians fought in World War II, including 1,910 sailors and several dozen WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Over 41,500 American Indians, of whom more than 90 percent were volunteers, fought in the Vietnam War; between 10,000 and 15,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives fought in the Korean War and during the Cold War. Recognized annually, Native American Heritage Month first began with the establishment of American Indian Day by the governor of New York in May of 1916. Several additional states enacted celebrations during the fourth Friday in September, but the celebration did not gain official national recognition until President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations under different names, including "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month," have been issued each year since 1994. For more information about American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Navy from the Naval History and Heritage Command, visit http:// www.history.navy.mil/special%20highlights/Nat iveAmerican/NativeAmerican-index.htm. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel Navy Office Diversity and Inclusion, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp-diversity/.
Weekly crime report for Oct. 15-21, 2012 – Stolen Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (1 off base) – Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2 off base)
Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct.17 at approximately 10 a.m., O-1/USN reported a vehicle breakin that occurred Oct. 16 in Pozzuoli, Italy. Victim stated that he parked and secured his vehicle, and upon returning to it noticed that the window had been broken out. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that multiple items were missing. Stolen Vehicle (off base). On Oct. 20 at approximately 11:20 a.m., CIV reported a vehicle theft that took place earlier that day in Gaeta, Italy. Victim stated that when she woke up in the morning she
went downstairs in her residence and noticed that the kitchen door had been forced open. Upon further investigation, she noticed that multiple items were missing from inside her residence, and her two vehicles that were parked out in front of her residence were also missing. Vehicle Break-In (off base). On Oct. 21 at approximately 1:28 p.m., E-5/USN reported a vehicle break-in that occurred earlier that day in Gricignano, Italy. Victim stated that he locked and secured his vehicle the night before, and upon waking up the next morning he noticed that his pedestrian gate was open. As he proceeded to check the gate, he noticed that the driver’s side door to his vehicle was now open. Upon conducting a full inventory of his vehicle, he reported that multiple items were missing.
Celebrating the birth of the Turkish republic
FFSC Tip of the Week: Home buying From the Fleet and Family Support Center It’s the American dream… to own a home! A home is more than bricks, walls, and plumbing: a home is a place to live the life that we all work so hard to create. A home is also a tremendous financial responsibility. The Fleet and Family Support Center offers its Home Buying Workshop to provide helpful information about the process of buying a home and to make this big step more manageable. Whether you are considering buying your first home, have purchased many homes in the past, or are simply trying to determine if home own-
ership is the right decision for you, this class has a great deal to offer. This three-hour workshop covers many topics, including evaluation tools to determine if renting or owning is right for you, tips on calculating what you can afford, information on lenders and loans, and the benefits of using a real estate agent. Additional information is provided regarding negotiating a deal, what to expect in the closing, and how to protect your home with proper insurance. The next Home Buying Workshop at the FFSC will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. To sign up, call the FFSC office at 081-811-6372.
Members of the Turkish military community in Naples celebrated the 89th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn in Castel Volturno. Turkish Navy Capt. Halil Zengin, the Turkish senior officer in Naples, and Mrs. Zengin welcomed the guests with a speech, which was followed by a short film related to the founding of the Turkish republic and Turkey as it exists today. The orchestra at the event played Turkish music, and attendees enjoyed a cheerful night with tasty food. (Photo courtesy of the Turkish national element at Allied Joint Force Command Naples)
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Options for reporting domestic violence By Kathleen Williams, LCSW, FFSC Family Advocacy Representative
omestic abuse often goes unreported in society. Some victims don’t ask for help because they fear for their safety or for the safety of their children. Some victims may be financially dependent on their partner and fear losing their home or having to move to another community. Others fear they may not be believed if they report what is happening in their home. Victims of domestic abuse may have a strong emotional attachment to their partner. Some may minimize the violence or believe things will improve. Some keep quiet because of family and community pressure. In the military community, victims may choose not to report to the military system because they fear mandatory reporting will result in negative consequences to the service member’s career. This leaves many victims living with the abuse afraid to seek the assistance that is available to them. Under Department of Defense and Navy policy, victims of domestic abuse can receive confidential support and information regarding domestic abuse without reporting to law enforcement or the service member’s command. This confidential support is referred to as “Restricted Reporting.”
What does ‘restricted’ mean? Any verbal, written or electronic communication disclosed to one of the individuals listed below is protected information and may not be disclosed to anyone else unless the victim authorizes the release of the information, or an exception applies.
YNC(SW) Daniel Bowen and family members Melania, Mario, and Justin pose with Edoardo De Laurentiis, vice president of the SSC Napoli soccer team, at an Oct. 15 barbecue at the Support Site. (Photo courtesy of the Napoli Nation Fan Club)
American soccer fans welcome SSC Napoli VP
Who may make a restricted report? Any adult age 18 and above who is eligible to receive military medical treatment may make a restricted report of domestic abuse by their spouse, former spouse, intimate partner or former intimate partner. This includes both active duty service members and civilians and spouses under the age of 18.
By YNC(SW) Daniel Bowen
Who can you speak to? If you or someone you know is being physically or emotionally abused by their spouse or partner, you may contact the following individuals and ask to speak to someone confidentially: • A Fleet and Family Support Center clinical counselor; • A military medical provider, or any person authorized to provide direct patient care in military medicine and dental facilities; • A chaplain. What are the exceptions? • When there is imminent threat to health or safety of the victim or another person; • When child abuse is suspected; • When required for fitness for duty in disability retirement boards; • When a military, federal, or state judge issues a subpoena; • When required by federal or state statute or applicable international agreement. Abusive partners often blame their actions on the victim. Remember that domestic abuse is the fault of the person who commits it. Contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at 081-811-6372/6533 and ask to speak to a counselor for more information and assistance. The Navy is committed to ensuring victims of domestic abuse are protected, treated with dignity and respect, and provided support, advocacy and care.
Combating domestic violence October is domestic Violence awareness Month, and Panorama is running a series of articles throughout the month discussing this important issue.
Oct. 5: Raising awareness of domestic violence Oct. 12: Causes of domestic violence Oct. 19: domestic violence against men Oct. 26: Options for reporting domestic violence
Edoardo De Laurentis, vice president of the SSC Napoli soccer team, signs a piece of memorabilia for a fan at the Naval Support Activity Naples Support Site Oct. 15. (Photo courtesy of the Napoli Nation Fan Club)
The Napoli Nation Fan Club held a barbecue on the Support Site Oct. 15 that featured a special guest: Edoardo De Laurentiis, the vice president of SSC Napoli, the Naples soccer team. The Napoli Nation Fan Club is a Facebook group that includes more than 250 members of the Naval Support Activity Naples community, united by their shared interest in Naples soccer. The Oct. 15 barbecue provided an opportunity for group members and their families to spend time together and also to meet De Laurentiis one-onone. De Laurentiis took photos with members of the club and also signed a few autographs at the event. The Napoli Nation Fan Club was created by YNC(SW) Daniel Bowen as a way to help members of the U.S. military community stay informed about Naples soccer news and ways purchase tickets to games. Anybody can join Napoli Nation Fan Club to stay updated on SSC Napoli information, which may include team news, information on purchasing tickets, and opportunties to chat with other fans. Join today at www.facebook.com/groups/ USASSCNapoli.
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fter handily winning two dual meets with the Sigonella Swordfish early in the season, one away and one home, the Tiger Sharks traveled to Sigonella to compete in the annual “Double Dip” meets over Columbus Day weekend. The event consisted of two meets in two days. The team meet on day one consisted of six teams. After trading first place with the Sigonella Sharks throughout the day, the Tiger Sharks were edged out of the top spot by eight points, finishing second with a total of 899 points. The meet conflicted with the Naples homecoming sporting events, which took away many of the team’s senior swimmers. It was a test of the depth of the team, as the oldest of the 40 Tiger Sharks competing in the meet was just 13. “Our young swimmers proved they could handle the competition, giving the other teams a steady run for their money,” coach Jane Higgins said. Swimmers Delaney Brenner (age 8), Jacob Levine (age 10), Timothy Smith (age 12), Emily Patterson (age 12) and Luke Patterson (age 9) all took first place in their three events, racking up 36 points each for the team. Swimmer Tim Smith was a key component on the 11- to 12-year-old relay team, and was named swimmer of the meet by the Tiger Sharks coaching staff. “Tim is a true competitor and welcomes any challenge that is given to him,” coach Higgins said. Swimmers Ariana Lewis (age 13) and Nick Sherer (age 11) each finished first in two events and second in their third event, earning the team 34 points each. Each first-place finish garnered the team 12 points. Other swimmers with first-place finishes included Blythe Brenner (age 9), Chris Levine (age 12), Sean Quirk (age 9), Andrew Smith (age 13), Lauren Snodgrass (age 8), Ryan Sword (age 8) and Leslie Traucht (age 8). Lauren Snodgrass was also named the female “biggest loser” of the meet, meaning that among all the Tiger Sharks she dropped the most total cumulative time in all of her events. Second place finishes earned the team 10 points. Danielle Cutler (age 11) finished second in two of her three events and Stephen Traucht (age 10) finished second in all three of his events. Other swimmers with finishes in the top three included Samantha Allen (age 12), Lydia Boyum (age 12), Shannon Cutler (age 11), Devon Durig (age 9), Dorian Durig (age 11), Luke Johnson (age 8) Alexa Morillo (age 10), Caitlin Quirk (age 12), Brendan Roberts (age 10), Lindsey Sharp (age 9), John Sherer (age 13), Jordan Traucht (age 7) and Nathan Traucht (age 12). Devon Durig was also named the male “biggest loser” of the meet. With six teams participating in the meet, points were awarded beyond the top three places, as many events had several heats and a large number of competitors. Other swimmers who contributed points for the Tiger Sharks were Mackenzie Allen (age 9), Ingrid Bidwell (age 13), Sydney Bidwell (age 14), Ezra Liu (age 8), Paul Patterson (age 6), Conner Roberts (age 13), Carly Sharp (age 11), Maria Sherer (age 8), Brendan Smith (age 9) and Jodie Urbanski (age 10). Noah Sherer (age 10) competed in three events and was the lead-off swimmer for the 200-meter mixed freestyle relay. The second meet of the weekend was a Pentathlon event. Thirty seven Tiger Sharks returned to the pool to compete strictly on an individual basis. In the Noah Sherer, age 10, competes in the backstroke during two days of Pentathlon, swimmers had to swimming competition in Sigonella, Sicily earlier this month.
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successfully complete all of the following events to be eligible for a placement award: a medley, freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke, and the butterfly. The length of the event is determined by the age of the swimmer. As many of these strokes are quite technical and some swimmers have not had the opportunity to compete in an event of a particular stroke, competing in and completing the pentathlon is an accomplishment. Delaney Brenner and Lauren Snodgrass took first and second respectively in the girls’ age 8 and under category. Ryan Sword took first place for the boys’ age 8 and under category. Lauren Snodgrass and Ryan Sword were also both named the “biggest losers” for the meet. For the 9-year-old girls, Blythe Brenner finished second and Lindsey Sharp finished fourth. The 9year-old boys nearly swept the category, with second place going to Luke Patterson, followed in order by Sean Quirk, Devon Durig and Brendan Smith. Jodie Urbanski earned a sixth-place finish for the 10-year-old girls, and Jacob Levine, Stephen Traught, and Noah Sherer swept spots one, two, and three for the 10-year-old boys. Jacob Levin earned the team’s male Swimmer of the Meet honors. “[Jacob] is a strong swimmer and a competitor with the desire to win,” coach Higgins said. The 11-year-old girls category was dominated by Naples, with first place going to Danielle Cutler. Sister Shannon Cutler took third, followed in succession by Carly Sharp and Dorian Durig. Nick Sherer finished first for the 11-year-old boys. The 12-year-old girls category was won by Emily Patterson. Lydia Boyum took second, Caitlyn Quirk finished sixth and Samantha Allen took seventh. Swimmer Emily Patterson earned the team’s female Swimmer of the Meet honor for the Pentathlon. “In all five of her events, Emily took first place and continued to improve her times,” coach Higgins said. “She has a real feel for the water, making every stroke efficient and powerful.” Timothy Smith and Nathan Traucht finished first and fourth, respectively, in the 12-year-old boys category. Ariana Lewis placed fourth in the girls 13 to 14 age group, and Andrew Smith placed sixth for the boys in the same age group. Other Tiger Sharks who competed in the Pentathlon event included Maria and John Sherer, Leslie and Jordan Traucht, Paul Patterson, Ezra Lui, Mackenzie Allen, Brendan and Conner Roberts, and Chris Levine. In addition to winning points for the team during the two-day meet, 19 Tiger Sharks swimmers qualified to compete in the championship event in Eindhoven, Netherlands in February. This weekend, the Naples Tiger Sharks will travel to Berlin to compete in their fourth team meet of the season.
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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 081-5684639 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) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638.
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M ORE I NSIDE P AGE … VOLUNTEERS NEEDED continued ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or director@ animalswithoutlimits.com. NAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA is searching for people who want to lead the PTA during the 2012-2013 school year. PTA board members are elected every year and committee chairs are appointed every year. If you are interested in a board or chair position, please e-mail Angel Neese at email@example.com. NAVY LEAGUE OF THE U.S./NAPLES COUNCIL is seeking board members. Contact Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY OPERATION CLIP & SAVE (coupons): 081-568-3913.
ONGOING/ON THE HORIZON CONNECT THE TOTS CLUB unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ Connect-the-Tots-Club. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST WORSHIP SERVICE will take place every Saturday at the Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is as follows: Sabbath school, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; divine service, 10:45 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Paolo at 334-906-0994. NAPLES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION NEEDS REFEREES Anyone interested should contact Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or by e-mail to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH TOASTMASTERS The Naples Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings are held at the Support Site Community Center at 6:30 p.m. FMI, contact the Toastmasters president at 342-010-6263. GAETA/NAPLES AREA GIRL SCOUTS Now accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. We are still in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. FMI, contact email@example.com. FILIPINO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAPLES, ITALY meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-7604446. Also check out the group’s Facebook page, Fil-Am Naples. 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. 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’ nights out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond! Interested? Need more information? Considering homeschooling? Please contact Natalie Mack at NPMack3@aol.com. MEDITATION SITTING GROUP is held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the side chapel at the Support Site. Newcomers should stop by at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free. FMI, e-mail Laura Hitchcock at laura.poodle@ gmail.com. REGISTER FOR GRADUATE DEGREE ON-SITE PROGRAMS Visit the University of Phoenix and the University of Oklahoma to learn what onsite degree programs are offered in the Naples area. UP is at 081-568-6670 and OU is at 081-568-6672. Both colleges have offices at Capodichino in the Admin II building. REGISTER FOR ON-SITE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. UMUC Maryland can be reached at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College is at 081-568-6761. NAPLES OVERSEAS SPOUSES CLUB is seeking individuals to assist in 2012-2013 with a variety of events and positions. Don't miss the fun! If you want to help us help our community, please contact email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL invites community members to join the Rosary Prayer Group that meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Chapel. For more information, e-mail CWOCNaples@ gmail.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. RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL NAPLES Tuesday Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn and praise and worship music will be provided during this time. Wednesday Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the hospital chapel. Call 081811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being held. Thursday Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospital galley. SURE START is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. FMI, call Karen Rodrigues at 081-811-4682 or the school at 081-811-4037. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, San Gennaro council 14853, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Support Site Fleet and Family Support Center. E-mail Jaime Gonzalez at kofcnaples@ gmail.com or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/kofcnaples/ home.
Friday, Oct. 26 4:30 p.m. Premium Rush, PG-13 Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania, PG 7 p.m. Hit and Run, R Premiere Showing Saturday, Oct. 27 3 p.m. ParaNorman, PG 4:30 p.m. Frankenweenie, PG 6 p.m. Premium Rush PG-13 7 p.m. Argo, R Sunday, Oct. 28 ParaNorman, PG 3D 4:30 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, PG 6 p.m. Premium Rush PG-13 7 p.m. Hit and Run, R
Tuesday, 30 October Closed — No Movie Wednesday, Oct. 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 4:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania, PG Last Showing 5:30 p.m. Frankenweenie, PG 7 p.m. ParaNorman, PG 3D Thursday, Nov. 1 4:30 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, PG 5:30 p.m. Hit and Run, R 7 p.m. Looper, R Last Showing
Monday, Oct. 29 Closed — No Movie
Friday, Nov. 2 4:30 p.m. Wreck It Ralph, PG 3D Premiere Showing 5:30 p.m. Premium Rush PG-13 7 p.m. The Possession PG-13 Premiere Showing
Movie descriptions RECK IT RALPH, PG (2D & 3D). Voices by: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch. Animation, 108 min. Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their arcade game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. But the world of the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?
HE POSSESSION, PG-13. Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Madison Davenport, Agam Darshi, Grant Show. Horror, 91 min. Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter, Em, becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's
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TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARY AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS USO DAILY TOURS Oct. 26 Wine Tasting on Mt Vesuvius . . . . . .€ 49 Oct. 27 Olive Oil tasting in Benevento . . . . . . . .€ 29 Oct. 28 Halloween at Magicland . . . . . . . .€ 56 Nov. 2 Naples by Night . . .€ 40 WEEKEND TOURS November 10-11 Florence and Pisa . . . . . . . . € 180 November 22-25 Thanksgiving in Budapest . € 638 December 5-10 Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria. . . . . . . . € 409 December 23-26 Christmas in Paris . . . . . . . € 598
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behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. REMIUM RUSH, PG-13. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi. Action/Adventure, 91 min. Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride a “fixie” — a super lightweight, single-gear bike with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life-or-death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.
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Girls’ volleyball: Another winning weekend for the Naples Wildcats By Isabel Krause he Lady Wildcats’ weekend ended in success once again Oct. 12 and 13, boosting the Naples team’s season record to 10-0. Florence brought it’s A-game when it tried challenge the mighty Wildcats, but Naples swept the first game 25-3, 25-22. Sophomore middle hitters Aundrea Hall and Laneisha Jeans were a dominating presence at the net, each with a 100 percent kill rate. Freshman Gabi Arce and Sophomore Alexis Cutler kept the ball in play, repeatedly sacrificing their elbows and knees to the unyielding courts to save the ball. Freshman Courtney Fukumitsu brought fire to the game with her powerful serves and beautiful sets; 9 out of her 20 serves were untouched. Sophomore libero Valerie Cariello prompted many great plays with her perfect passes, enabling the Wildcats to get the win. The second game of the weekend
The Naples High School girls’ volleyball team outscored Florence during games Oct. 12 and 13, improving the team’s overall record to 10-0. (Photo by Kenny Byler) concluded in the same manner, with the Wildcats coming out on top 25-11, 25-17. Freshman middle hitter Skylar Evans and freshman outside hitter Gabi Arce powered through the front row, each racking up many hard-hit kills. Senior Tara O'Brien, junior Carina Cusumano and Hall were also dominant forces at the net, each with 3, 2, and 5 kills respectively. Hall kept a close watch on the net, ready to block any ball that attempted to cross it. Cariello and
Cusumano tore up the court with their stellar passes and digs, while Evans, Cutler and Fukumitsu kept the Wildcats in the lead with their beautiful serves. This weekend, the Lady Wildcats travel to Rome to play Marymount International School (MMI) of Rome. If the Wildcats can sweep MMI, this will be the first time in Naples High School history the Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team will be undefeated during the regular season.
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Boats bob in the water on the coast of Amalfi, the town that gives Italy’s Amalfi Coast its name. Cruising along the coast in a small boat can provide a more intimate experience than driving or taking a bus. (Photo by Laura Byrd)
Watercolors of Italy By Laura Byrd
ouncing over the waves in our small boat, the breeze is a cool respite from the intense heat of Southern Italy’s steamy summer months. Hypnotized by the expanse of ocean around us, I can see the island of Procida off in the distance. Unlike the island of Capri, Procida is not a coveted tourist destination, but a favorite of local Italians who both live and daytrip there on weekends. Most visitors to Italy would consider this day-long adventure motoring through the islands off the shore of Naples a grand new adventure. But for me it feels strangely comforting and familiar. Growing up in Seattle, boating was a way of life for our family. Every summer my mother and father would load a two-week supply of groceries into our 35-foot Chris Craft and our vacation was spent afloat in the San Juan Islands, fishing and exploring. Some of my fondest memories were of the opening day of salmon fishing in Puget Sound, when a flotilla of boats would bob together in the water, signal-
ing the start of a popular Northwest pursuit. Crawling out the hatch and perching on the bow of our family boat to read a book while we trolled the Pacific Ocean was a treasured pastime from my childhood. Daydreaming about home in our small rental boat as the coast of Naples fades into the horizon, I’m struck by the contrasts between the shoreline of my home state and the shores of Southern Italy. Waterfront homes in the Pacific Northwest are arranged horizontally, sprawling wide across expanses of beach surrounded by thick evergreens. Here, Italian homes are stacked and staggered vertically, rising high above the beach. Steep cliffs that would discourage the construction of a home in the United States serve as platforms here for multiple resi-
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.
dences. Craggy rock that rises directly from the beach is neatly crisscrossed with switchbacks, leading like a child’s puzzle game to an abrupt stop in the path where a home sits securely on a ledge, bordered by vineyards and colorful gardens. Unlike the earth tones commonly used in construction designed to “commune and conform” with nature around Seattle, the villas here are vivid with color. Pinks, reds, yellow and blue all pop from the landscape. From faded pastels with chips of color
Boating around the island of Procida allows tourists to appreciate colorful hues of La Corricella as they bounce off the surrounding water. (Photo by Laura Byrd)
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The colors of the fishing village of La Corricella, located on the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples, can be seen reflected in the water when you approach the marina by boat. (Photo by Laura Byrd)
missing from their old walls to brilliant doors and shutters of new paint and bright tiles, Italian homes celebrate color in a cheerful way that creates a masterful and seemingly accidental painting in every neighborhood. The most dramatic views of Italian life as living art are well known – the Amalfi Coast attracts millions of visitors every year and has been photographed from both air and sea. But what some people don’t see is the gallery of color from this water perspective. The Mediterranean Sea frames the coast of Italy like a glass mirror in the morning and late afternoon. Unlike the high decks of a cruise ship or seat of an airplane, from our small boat two feet above the waterline, the reflection of color around us feels like an intimate experience of Italy that draws you into each home, each church and each vineyard. Rather than a postcard view, navigating the ocean in this small boat, with the taste of salt on our lips and the smell of the
sea so close, pulls us into the reflection in the water around us. Fishermen glance over and smile, Italians in pleasure boats wave. The brilliant hues of Procida are reflected in the water around us, and we are part of the painting – part of what, from this unique and intimate view, make up the watercolors of Italy.
Renting a boat: Small boat rentals are available from the Acquamorta port at Monte di Procida if you wish to take one to explore the nearby island of Procida. Additional boat rental facilities can be found on Procida near the main port where the ferries from Naples and Pozzuoli arrive. In Amalfi and Capri, you can also rent boats near the towns’ busy ferry terminals. One company that provides rentals in Amalfi is Amalfi Marine; you can visit the company’s website at www.amalfimarine.com. The boat rental facility is located about 250 meters west of the port.
Experiencing South Italy's islands and coastlines on a small rental boat can be a refreshing alternative to driving or taking a large ferry between towns. (Photo by Laura Byrd)
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HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO) NEW LINK: http://cnic.navy.mil/ Europe/About/Jobs/index.htm. The Human Resources Office is located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, OR at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, OR by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, OR at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, the following HRO services will be open only from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: • ID/CAC CARDS (DD1172-2) • Requests for an Official Passport (DD1056) • Logistical Support Letters • Work Certificates
U.S. POSITIONS For a current list of U.S. vacancies and application process information visit our website at: http:// cnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/Jobs/ index.htm CLOSING NOV. 1 Mail File Clerk, GS-0305-04 KPP 05, ANN#EUR13-476359-JC, Full Time Permanent, Supervisory Asset Management, GS-1101-14, ANN#EUR13-476355AV, Full Time Permanent Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-12, ANN# EUR13-475375-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Recreation Assistant, GS-0189-07, ANN#EUR13480543-AG, Full Time Permanent. Area of consideration: Current NSA permanent employees only. CLOSING NOV. 5 Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-13, ANN#EUR13-481421JC, Full Time Permanent CLOSING NOV. 8 Management Analyst, GS-0343-09, ANN#EUR13-478517-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Social Worker, GS0185-12, ANN#EUR13-461301-AG, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-09, ANN#EUR13463978-AG, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED POSITIONS Safety and Occupational Health Spec, GS-0018-12, ANN#EUR13449295-EG, Full Time Permanent Secretary, GS-0318-07, ANN# EUR13-452456-SC, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-08XX/0020-14, ANN# EUR13-463982-AV, Full Time Permanent U.S COURTESY VACANCY ANNOUCEMENTS Navy Federal Credit Union is hiring a part-time Member Service Representative. Seeking outgoing and service focused individuals to provide members and prospective members the full range of products and services offered by Navy Federal Credit Union. Candidates should have teller/cashier experience and/or customer service experience that includes cash handling, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a high-volume customer service environment. Applicants can inquire at the branch or apply online at www.navyfederal.org. To find the online job listing, select "Careers" at the bottom of the page and then select "Employment Opportunities". Use the Advanced Search button to locate Job ID 17654. OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT Educational Aid (CDC/CYP), GS1702-02 KPP 03 KPP 04, ANN#EUR12-223833-AG, (Multiple
Positions), Full Time Permanent, Next Cut Off-Date: Nov. 1, 2012 LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS For a current list of LN vacancies and application process information visit our NEW website at: http:// cnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/Jobs/ index.htm CLOSING NOV. 8 Facilities Operations Specialist, Ua-1640-02, ANN#44308-469871-AV, Full Time Permanent Supervisory Contract Assurance Specialist, Ua-1101-02, ANN# 44308-418910-AV, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED POSITIONS General Assistant, Ua-0303-05, ANN#40411-476356-JC, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 081-568-5409. You can also contact the HRO Naples helpdesk at: cnic.navy.mil/Europe/ About/Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/ index.htm. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive, so that we can find ways to improve the HRO services or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO representative is available for the bi-weekly "Meet & Greet" at the 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 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 2012. NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: www.cnic.navy.mil/Naples/Fleet AndFamilyReadiness/AboutFleetAn dFamilyReadiness/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#12159, (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#12-037, flexible part time, Bowling Center, Support Site. Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-042, flexible, Golf Course, Carney Park. Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier.
Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-044 flexible, NOR Center, Carney Park. Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-104, flexible, Fitness Branch, Capodichino/Support Site Performs maintenance on various types of recreation and athletic equipment to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and safe for patron use. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-0189-02, ANN#12-140, flexible, MWR Bowling Center, Support Site. Assists in the operation of Bowling Center and acts as Duty Manager. Establishes events schedules, applies rules and regulations in supervising patron activities. Open until filled. Food Service Worker, NA-7408-04, ANN#12-035, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Performs a variety of tasks such as grilling or frying pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, eggs, sausage, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required; regulating temperature and removing when done. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#12-155, flexible part time, Liberty Division, Capodichino. Helps the customers in the recreation center with recreational events. CNREURAFSWA, NRBO LOCAL NATIONAL POSITIONS Financial Technician, Ua-050305/04, ANN#13-001, permanent full time, CNREURAFSWA NAF Regional Business Office, Naples. Area of Consideration: Current permanent NSA & CNREURAFSWA employees only. Closing date: 10/26/2012 Financial Technician, Ua-050306, ANN#13-002, temporary full time, CNREURAFSWA NAF Regional Business Office, Naples. Closing date: 10/26/2012 NAF LOCAL NATIONAL POSITION Counter Attendant, Uc-7408-07, ANN#13-003, permanent full time, MWR Bowling Center, Support Site. Area of consideration: Current MWR permanent employees only. First cut off date Oct. 19, 2012. Closing date: 10/26/2012 NEX EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Building 2091-B Call 081-813-5252/5253/5254 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application, please visit our website at: https:// www.NavyExchange.jobs. U.S. NAF POSITIONS AVAILABLE GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#120002EF Supervisory Sales Clerk/E8A/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 1, 2012. Rate: $9.00-$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group
of associates that sell ladies apparel while exercising professional selling techniques. Ann#120003AE Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 1, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. Ann#1200036K Sales Clerk/E2A/ NF-01/FPT. Closes: Oct. 19, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling men’s apparel to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#1200036L Sales Clerk/E5A/ NF-01/FPT - Closes: Oct. 19, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling children’s apparel to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#120003AF Customer Service Clerk/CS/NF-01/Flex. Closes: Nov. 1, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. 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#1200036M Sales Clerk/E7/ NF-01/FPT. Closes: Oct.19, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling shoes to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#1200036J Sales Clerk/C9/ NF-01/FPT. Closes: Oct. 19, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling garden and outdoor living supplies and accessories to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Ann#1200036I Sales Clerk/E8A/ NF-01/FPT. Closes: Oct. 19, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling ladies apparel to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed.
CAPODICHINO NEX MART Ann#120002U4 Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex. Closes: Open Until Filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Ann#1200036G Customer Service Clerk/MM/NF-01/RFT. Closes: Oct. 26, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00-$10.50. Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, etc. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#120003AC Supervisory Sales Clerk/MM/NF-02/RFT. Closes: Nov. 1, 2012. Pay Rate: $9.00$12.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. 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 Ann#1200034W Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex. Closes: Oct. 26, 2012. Pay Rate: $8.00-$9.50. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. LATINA MINI MART Ann#120002U5 Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-01/Flex. Closes: Open until filled. Pay Rate: $8.00-$10.00. Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. GAETA MINI MART Ann#1200036H Retail Annex Operator/MM/NF-02/Flex- Closes: Oct. 26, 2012. Pay Rate: $10.0014.00. Responsible for supervising a group of associates that sell general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques.