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Panorama May 17, 2013

Capo Smoke Pit Closure Effective May 13, the smoking area across from the C4I building dumpsters and adjacent to Capo’s Admin III (Building 442B) is closed. Smoking is no longer permitted in this area due to concerns about employee exposure to secondhand smoke. Please use other areas that are marked “Designated Smoking Area” or “Zona Fumatori.” For more information, contact the NSA Naples Safety Office at DSN: 626-2414 or 081568-2414.

New iPhone App for Disaster Preparedness Community members can now download a free Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) app from the Apple App Store on their iPhone. The new smartphone application includes information on disaster resources, weather and customized emergency kits based on a person’s location and family composition. The app also links to the NFAAS mobile website. To access the NFAAS mobile web application, go to from your mobile device. The Android version of the NFAAS app is expected soon.

Carney Park Lodging Now Available for Festa Americana All cabins, yurts, and tent sites are open for reservations during Festa Americana (NSA Naples’ Fourth of July celebration). This year's event will be held Saturday, June 29 and reservations must be made for at least two nights (i.e., Friday and Saturday). No drawing will be held for this year's event and accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A one-night deposit must be made for all reservations. To reserve lodging, or for more information, contact Carney Park at 081-526-1579.

Reminder: Delamping Lights at Capo to Save Energy Public Works Department Naples will soon begin delamping select exterior light fixtures at Capo to save energy. Utility costs account for one-fourth of NSA Naples’ operating budget. This project is expected to produce a cost savings of nearly $10,000 annually. If you notice that a light fixture that is out, please check the light post for a sticker that says, “This fixture has been delamped to SAVE ENERGY,” before reporting it to Public Works. The Public Works service desk can be reached at DSN: 626-4981 or 081-568-4981.

Reminder: Online Payment Now Available for Base Phone Bills On-base residents now have the option to pay their base residential phone bill online. To pay online, go to, enter “Naples” in the leftcolumn search box under Find Public Forms, and click “Go.” Next, select “Base Communications Office Naples, Italy” and enter the Naples user code, which is “BCO.” Select “Continue” and enter your personal information as required. Contact the telephone billing office at DSN: 629-5000 or 081-8115000 if you have any questions about the new service.

May 17: Armed Forces Olympics 2013 at Carney Park Community members are invited to Carney Park on Friday, May 17 to witness a full day of command camaraderie and competition. Active-duty personnel from the Naples area are scheduled to compete in various events from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact MWR’s Michael Yates at 081-526-1579 or Staci Dietrich at 081-568-4894.

May 17: Free Beauty Tips for Beauty Night at Navy Exchange As part of a customer appreciation celebration, the Navy Exchange is scheduled to offer free beauty tips to community members in the cosmetics section of the main store on Friday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hairdressers and makeup artists will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to provide personal advice. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit the Navy Exchange or call 081-813-5313.

May 18: America’s Armed Forces Kids Run at Support Site America’s Armed Forces Kids Run (for children ages 15 and younger) will be held at Support Site’s Central Park on Saturday, May 18. A 1-mile race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and a 2-mile race will directly follow. Parents are welcome to run alongside their children during the races. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. All children will receive an event tshirt. For more information, contact the Youth Center at DSN: 629-4722 or 081811-4722.

May 18: Navy Exchange Customer Appreciation Event The Navy Exchange is scheduled to host a customer appreciation event for all community members on Saturday, May 18 at Support Site. Festivities will kick off with an MWR Armed Forces Kids Day Run at 8 a.m. Four commands are scheduled to serve food; the Fire Station will provide a bounce house for kids; and the event will include a car show. The Navy Band is scheduled to perform and the Commissary will host a Farmers Market. For more information on all the day entails, visit the Navy Exchange or call 081-813-5313.

May 18: Open House at Naples NATO Yacht Club

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May 21: Sexual Assault Awareness Session / Comedy Show for All Hands All hands are invited to an entertainment and training event at the Capo theater on Tuesday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Comedian Bernie McGrenahan is scheduled to perform a live show called “Comedy is the Cure” to convey an inspirational message on sexual assault prevention and other hot topics. A visiting training team from U.S. Fleet Forces Command is scheduled to host the show. For more information, contact Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Chris Meza at DSN: 629-6534 or 081-811-6534.

May 23: Navy College Office to Administer ACT The Navy College Office is scheduled to administer the ACT on Thursday, May 23. The college office offers a version of the ACT that does not require an essay. The SAT will be administered on Thursday, June 20. Test scores are typically returned to Naples six to eight weeks after the test date. For more information, call the college office at DSN: 626-6678/6681 or 081-568-6678/6681. You can also send an email to

May 26: Naples NATO Yacht Club Open Day The Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) will begin its sailing season at Nisida with Open Day on Sunday, May 26. The day will include an international regatta and the annual Admirals’ Cup. The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and is open to all U.S. service members, their families, and all current and retired NATO personnel. A lunch buffet will be available for free to all active-duty NATO ID cardholders and their dependants. All other NNYC members and guests will be asked to pay €7.50 to cover the cost of the meal. For more information, visit the club online at

May 30: Deadline to Sign Up for Club Beyond Summer Service Project Club Beyond is scheduled to facilitate a service project in Ostrava, Czech Republic, June 15-22. The trip is open to teenagers (grades 9-12) who are children

U.S. members of the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) will host an open house for community members on Saturday, May 18. Starting at noon, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the club’s facility on Pozzuoli Bay and receive information about learning to sail. NNYC's primary exists to introduce others to sailing, including children. For more information, visit the club online at Open house attendees will need a military ID to enter the facility. For directions or coordinates, email bunnellr54@ or

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of U.S. military, civilians, contractors and NATO ID cardholders. The cost of the trip is $399 per participant in addition to airfare. The deadline for sign-ups is Thursday, May 30. For more information, contact club director Arturo Paulino at, DSN: 6294600, or 342-801-4208. Club Beyond is a command-sponsored, non-denominational program that organizes youth activities and trips for spiritual development and mentorship.

June 5/7/10/11: Naples Tiger Sharks Summer Swim Program and Team Evaluations Naples Tiger Sharks will hold a summer swim program and swim team evaluations during the first two weeks of June at Capo’s indoor Fit Zone pool. Evaluations will take place on June 5, 7, 10 and 11. Children of U.S. military, civilian and NATO ID cardholders are eligible to participate. Swimmers 12 years old and under must demonstrate basic swim stroke skills and be able to swim two of the four competitive strokes for 50 meters without stopping. Swimmers 13-19 years old must demonstrate basic swim stroke skills and be able to swim two of the four competitive strokes for 100 meters without stopping. For more information or to schedule a child’s evaluation, email Jane Higgins at

June 8: Tiger Shark Carwash Fundraiser at Support Site Naples Tiger Sharks will be conducting a carwash fundraiser on Saturday, June 8, at the Fire Department facility on Support Site. Community members are invited to bring their cars from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tiger Sharks will also offer grilled hot dogs and other refreshments. Funds raised will help reduce the swim team’s travel expenses for the upcoming season. For more information on the carwash fundraiser, contact Dave Snodgrass at DSN: 626-5751 or 081-5685751.

June 15: USO's Barkin' BBQ for Military Families USO Naples is scheduled to host a summer BBQ for military families at Support Site’s Central Park on Saturday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will include a pet parade, musical entertainment, food vendors, and activities for children. Community members must pre-register to participate. For more information, call USO’s Support Site office at DSN: 629-4903 or 081-8114903. The Capo office can be reached at DSN: 626-5713 or 081-568-5713.

June 20: NMCRS Baby Basics Class A monthly class on newborn care and other useful tips for expecting parents is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 20. The class is offered by Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) visiting nurses and is open to U.S. military, civilians and NATO ID cardholders. It will be held at the NMCRS office located in room G-16 of the Admin II building at Capo. To register for the class and for more information, call NMCRS at DSN: 626-3913 or 081-568-3913.

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Panorama May 17, 2013  

Panorama is a weekly newspaper that serves the NATO, Naples and Gaeta military community in Naples, Italy.

Panorama May 17, 2013  

Panorama is a weekly newspaper that serves the NATO, Naples and Gaeta military community in Naples, Italy.