May 30, 2013 Naples E-3 Sailors May Need to Retest for Navywide E-4 Exam Navywide E-4 advancement exams completed by Naples-area E-3 personnel in March have not yet been received or processed by Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center in Pensacola, Fla. PSD Naples has received confirmation that the tests reached the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Origin Sort Facility in Jersey City, N.J. USPS personnel are currently searching their facility for the exams. If the exams are not located in the near future, all eligible E-3 Sailors will be allowed to retest in September. Test scores from September will be applied to March Cycle 219 and retroactively scored. This means that Sailors who advance from September Cycle 220 will receive E-4 pay as if they advanced through March exam results. For answers to questions about High Year Tenure or other concerns, contact Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Hoffman at DSN: 626-5787 or Chief Ajibade Olatokunbo at DSN: 629-5835. Off-Base Residents Must Use New Digital Decoders All off-base residents who have not yet exchanged older models of AFN television boxes for new digital converter boxes must now do so. AFN Europe is eliminating one of two satellite transponders June 4, meaning all AFN decoders other than the new CISCO D9865 will no longer work. Off-base residents who signed a lease through the housing center are eligible to exchange the older decoder boxes for the new ones at the Teverola Housing Warehouse. The warehouse’s operating hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, contact Ricky Sizemore at DSN: 629-4270 or 081-8114270. New iPads & Cameras on All Computers at Liberty Center The Liberty Center is now offering iPads for free use by single and unaccompanied Sailors (E-6 and below). In addition, the Capo facility has installed new cameras on all computers, and more improvements are forthcoming. The iPads must be checked out at the center’s front desk and used while in the facility. For more information, contact Staci Dietrich at DSN: 626-4894 or 081-568-4894. Elevator Inspections Planned for June at Capo Required bi-annual inspections will be performed on elevators in all buildings at Capo, June 12-26. Each building’s elevators will be tested in accordance with the schedule below. Personnel are not expected to experience significant impacts. Inspectors plan to evaluate one elevator at a time to ensure other elevators remain operational. For more information, contact Alessandro Comiti at DSN: 629-4815 or 081-811-4815. June 12: Supply Bldg. #401; Public Works Bldg. #407 June 13: Air Cargo Bldg. #412 June 14: Air Terminal; West Parking Garage June 17: C4I Bldg. June 18: Admin I; Admin II
June 19: Admin III June 20: BEQ I Bldg. #443; BEQ II Bldg. #446 June 24: BEQ III Bldg. #449; Capo Landing June 25: Navy Gateway Inn & Suites June 26: East Parking Garage; Capo Branch Clinic May 31: Naples Elementary School PTA Spring Carnival The Naples Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its annual Spring Carnival fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Support Site’s Central Park. Tickets must be purchased for the event’s food and games. Contact the PTA to buy tickets in advance. The association is also looking for volunteers to help collect tickets, run games and clean up. If you have experience with face painting and balloon art, or you would just like to volunteer your time, contact the PTA at email@example.com. May 31: Submission Deadline for Teen Employment Applications Teens must submit applications for summer employment opportunities no later than Friday, May 31. Applications are being accepted at the Teen Center for all teens, 15-18 years old, who are U.S. ID cardholders. Jobs are available at the Fleet and Family Support Center, School Liaison Office and MWR departments. For more information, call DSN: 629-4395 or 081-811-4395. June 4: Battle of Midway Commemoration at Capo All personnel are invited to a ceremony at Capo on Tuesday, June 4, to commemorate the Battle of Midway. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Capo piazza to mark the 71st anniversary of a significant naval victory. NSA Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Gray is scheduled to serve as guest speaker. All military are requested to be in ranks no later than 8:15 a.m. Military attendees should wear their uniform of the day. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Capo theater. For more information, contact Lt. Kate Ford at DSN: 626-4313 or 081-568-4313. June 4: Naval Hospital Starts Walking Group at Support Site U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will start a weekly walking group at Support Site for community members on Tuesday, June 4. The group will depart from the hospital quarterdeck at noon each Tuesday. Participants have the option to join a weight-loss support group immediately following the walk, which will meet in the Hospital Health Promotions Conference Room. The group will discuss healthy lifestyle topics and there will be optional weigh-ins. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Tinsika Riggs at DSN: 629-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org. June 5: Italian Army Band Performing with CNE Band at Capo The Fanfara dei Bersaglieri, an Italian army band that plays its instruments while running, is scheduled to perform with U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band on Wednesday, June 5. The bands will perform during morning colors in the Capo piazza. All personnel are invited to view the performance and should arrive no later than 7:50 a.m. For more information, contact Teresa Merola at DSN: 626-5856 or 081-568-5856. 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 email@example.com. June 7: Motorcycle Safety Standdown at Support Site A motorcycle safety standdown will be held at Support Site on Friday, June 7, for all motorcycle and scooter operators. The daylong event will begin 8 a.m. at the motorcycle safety training range adjacent to the Navy Exchange parking lot. The hands-on training is scheduled to include a slow speed competition for larger bikes, various riding exercises, and group rides to destinations of choice. Each command is encouraged to provide a group leader for their riders and have a route planned prior to the standdown. For more information, contact your command motocycle safety representative or call the NSA Traffic Manager at DSN: 626-3147 or 081-568-3147. June 7: Calling All Active / Inactive Eagle Scouts in Naples The Transatlantic Council (Europe) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is establishing a database for Eagle Scouts in the region. All area Eagle Scouts are requested to contact Jeff Arter, the Naples BSA Troop 007 assistant scoutmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 7. Arter is compiling the contact information (e.g., names, emails, etc.) for active and inactive Eagle Scouts in the Naples community. 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 081-568-5751. June 12: Summer Hours in Effect for School Age Care Playground / Pavilion Starting Wednesday, June 12, the School Age Care playground area (adjacent to the Support Site library) will be closed to community members from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during weekdays except for Fridays. MWR will use this area for a summer camp program scheduled to run June 17 through Aug. 23. In addition, the pavilion area between the fire station and Youth Center will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same timeframe. For more information, call Chris Kasparek, the director of Child and Youth Programs, at DSN: 629-4390 or 081-811-4390. June 14: College Graduation / Recognition Ceremony A graduation and recognition ceremony will be held at Capo on Friday, June 14, for community members who have graduated from any college within the past year. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Capo theater, and all are invited. To receive recognition for completing a college program, contact the Navy College Office at DSN: 626-6678/6681 or 081-568-6678/6681. The office’s email address is email@example.com. 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 081-811-4903. The Capo office can be reached at DSN: 6265713 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. June 21: British Festival in Lago Patria The British military community is scheduled to host a festival called British Fete 2013 on Friday, June 21, at British Forces School and the new British Forces community center near the JFC base in Lago Patria. The festival will be held between noon and 5 p.m. All U.S. service members, NATO personnel, and their families will receive free entry. The event will include live music, barbecue, a magician, and other performances. Attendees are advised to park at the JFC base and access the school grounds by using JFC’s rear pedestrian gate. For more information on the festival or to purchase booth space, visit www.brit-fete.com. June 28-30: Fourth of July Invitational Softball Tournament The Fourth of July Double Elimination Softball Tournament and Home Run Derby will be held at Carney Park, June 28-30. The tournament is open to community members at least 18 years old and not in high school. Teams must register by June 13. The cost per team is $250. Teams are limited to 12 persons. A coaches meeting will be held on Friday, June 28 at Carney Park Fairways. For more information, call 331-197-4132 or DSN: 6296529. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. June 29: Festa Americana (Fourth of July Event) at Carney Park NSA Naples will hold its annual Fourth of July event at Carney Park on Saturday, June 29. Festa Americana will include a high-wire act, fireworks display, food booths, craft tables and more. All community members with park access are invited. MWR is currently looking for base-recognized, private organizations to sell items at food booths and craft tables. Volunteers are also needed to help run the event. For more information on volunteering or registering your organization for a food booth or craft table, contact Carney Park staff at 081-526-1579. Announced Closures/Limited Services Date
Closed All Day / No Service
May 31-June 10
-Support Site ITT Office at NEX Mall
Early Closure / Limited Service
(operating out of Support Site library during this period; reachable at DSN: 629-4361/4004)
-Personal Property Offices (closed from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for training)
Scheduled Strikes in Italy June 1-2: Trenitalia personnel are scheduled to strike for 24 hours, starting 9 p.m. on June 1 and ending at 9 p.m. on June 2.
June 3: Local public transportation personnel are scheduled to strike 24 hours at different times to be determined locally. June 14: Alitalia Cai flight/ground crew is scheduled to strike for 24 hours. June 14: Local public transportation personnel are scheduled to strike 24 hours at different times to be determined locally.
Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Schedule May 31: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC. June 2: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 4: Teverola (Medi) Mall, 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., leaves from Support Site. June 4: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 5: Employment Opportunities in Naples, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 5: Nurturing Parenting for Prenatal Families, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 6: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. (Note: all non-Navy personnel may arrive at 9:30 a.m.) June 6: Pregnancy & New Mommy Support Group, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 7: CFS Quarterly Forum and PFM Awareness Forum, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 9: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 10: Cultural Tips, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., TLA Coffee Shop June 10–14: Transition GPS Workshop (Pre–Separation), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 11: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 11: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 12: Financial Planning, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 12: Nurturing Parenting for Prenatal Families, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 13: Credit and Debt Management, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 13: Italian Cooking Class, 10:20 a.m. to 2 p.m., leave from Support Site. June 13: Ombudsman Assembly Meeting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 14: Visit Naples Central Station and Famous Shopping Area, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaves from Capo. June 14: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC. June 16: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 18: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 18: Child and Infant Massage, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 18: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 19: Resume Writing, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 19: Nurturing Parenting for Prenatal Families, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 20: Saving and Investing, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 20: Pregnancy & New Mommy Support Group, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 23: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 24-28: Transition GPS Workshop (Pre–Retirement), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC.
June 25: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 25: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. June 26: Hand Gestures Used in Naples, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. June 26: Stress Management 101, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 27: Gricignano Market, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., leaves from Support Site. June 27: Retirement Planning w/TSP, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. June 28: Visit the Egg Castle, Chocolate Store and Gelateria, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaves from Capo. June 30: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC. *To register for these listings or for more information, call DSN: 629-6372 or 081-8116372. USO Schedule Daily Tours June 1: Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast June 2: The Angel Caves of Pertosa June 7: Wine Tasting Under the Stars June 8: Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast June 14: Couples Night at the Spa Extended Tours June 15-16: Father’s Day in Florence and Pisa July 3-6: Fourth of July in Venice July 28-Aug. 4: Greek Island of Zakynthos Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Labor Day on the French Riviera Sept. 26-30: Oktoberfest *For tour information, call the USO at DSN: 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit uso.it. Additional MWR Updates Now: Registration is open for the “Rusty Guard” Lifeguard Recertification Course. Community members can sign up at the Fitness Forum’s front desk for the June 11-12 class at the Support Site pool. The class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. The cost per participant is $45. Students must provide proof of their current CPR pro/AED certification and a valid “due to expire” lifeguard certification. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director at DSN: 629-6489 or 081-811-6489. Now-June 2: Summer Day Camp registration (for children ages 6-12) continues at the Youth Center. Civilian employees with a full-time working spouse or a spouse who is a full-time student (proof of enrollment is needed) can register this week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp is scheduled to run from June 17 to Aug. 23. For more information call DSN: 629-4722 or 081-811-4722. May 31: A class called CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED Recertification will be held at the Support Site pool from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Community members can register for the classes at the Fitness Forum’s front desk. Participants must attend both classes. The cost per participant is $35. Students must provide proof of their previous CPR pro/AED certification. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director at DSN: 629-6489 or 081-811-6489. June 4-Aug. 23: Registration is open for Youth Sports’ fall season at the Support Site Youth Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Soccer is for children ages 3-17 years old, flag football is for children ages 9-14 years old. The cost for a family’s first child registered is $60. There will be a 20 percent discount for the remaining siblings.
Participants ages 9-17 must attend a team assessment for both soccer and flag football. The team assessment is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Carney Park on Saturday, Aug. 24. June 5: A three-hour kayaking introductory skills workshop is offered for ages 12 and up. The workshop starts at 3 p.m. No experience is required. The cost is $35 per person. Call the Support Site Navy Outdoor Recreation center for more details at DSN: 629-4947 or 081-811-4947. June 7-8: Coaches will evaluate children planning to participate in summer gymnastics classes at the Youth Center to determine their ability level. The upcoming gymnastics season for youth will run differently from previous seasons. Children ages 5-14 will be placed in groups (e.g., Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3) based on level of experience. Parents will be given a placement form upon completion of the evaluation to hand in for summer registration. Registration is scheduled to take place June 10-17. Youth gymnastics classes are open to toddlers and children who are no older than 14 years old. For class dates, times and costs, call DSN: 629-4722 or 081-811-4722.
ITT Day Trips Day Trips May 31: Tarantella Show in Sorrento June 1: Island of Capri with Lunch June 3: Shoe Alley June 5: Amalfi Coast with Lunch June 23: West Side Story at the San Carlo Opera House Extended Trips June 14-16: Weekend Break in Puglia & Basilicata July 4-7: Mirabilandia Amusement and San Marino Adventure Parks July 13-14: Tuscany Music Festival with Bocelli *For more information on day or extended trips with ITT, visit www.mwritt.org or call DSN: 626-4471 or 629-7906.