June 6, 2013
Plan for Reduced Pet Care from Support Site Vet in July The Naples Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) anticipates a reduction in access to care starting in July, due a staffing shortage. VTF hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, appointments and availabilities for surgical procedures will be more limited. Pet owners are asked to please plan accordingly. The VTF has a list of contacts for local care to assist community members who are unable obtain access to care from the Support Site clinic as quickly as needed. For more information, contact the VTF at DSN: 629-7919 or 081-811-7919. Security Forces Training at Capo’s Vacant BEQ Bldg. For the community’s general awareness, NSA Naples Security and NCIS personnel will conduct joint field training at Capo, June 6-7 and June 13-14. The field training exercises are scheduled to take place in and around the vacant BEQ building. Thus, any observed security activity in this area and during these periods is related to scheduled training. Community members will not be impacted and should not interfere with training evolutions. For more information, contact Chief John Mendonca at DSN: 629-4453 or 081-568-4453. Fall Furlough Dates for Schools at NSA Naples The Mediterranean District office for Department of Defense Dependents Schools has announced the furlough schedule for regional schools. School Year 2013-2014 will begin as scheduled on Aug. 26; however, Naples Elementary School and Naples Middle/High School will close as a result of scheduled teacher furloughs on the following dates: Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Sept. 9, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Limited Room Availability at NGIS Due to Fall Renovation Room availabilities at Capo’s Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) will be limited during late summer (i.e., end of August) and fall. The reduced capacity to accommodate guests will be caused by a scheduled room renovation project expected to last through October. Community members are advised to plan accordingly. AFN Announces Need for Off-Base Residents to Tweak Decoder Settings All off-base AFN decoder owners must change decoder frequency and net ID settings June 4-24 or they will be unable to receive AFN satellite radio and TV channels. AFN Europe is eliminating one of two satellite transponders, requiring off-base decoder owners to adjust their box settings. For easy-to-understand instructions on how to make the needed changes to your decoder, visit www.afneurope.net. Residents can also call AFN’s operation center available 24/7 at DSN: (314) 634-8228 or +39 044-471-8228.
Reminder: Off-Base Residents Encouraged to Get New Digital Decoders All off-base residents who have not yet exchanged older models of AFN television boxes for new digital converter boxes are encouraged now to do so. 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 081-811-4270. Now-June 13: Annual Maintenance on Fire Hydrants at Capo Public Works Department (PWD) is scheduled to complete annual maintenance on fire hydrants at Capo, June 6-13. Personnel may notice water on the road during the flushing portions of the maintenance work. There will otherwise be minimal impact to personnel. For more information, contact Mike Hermanson at DSN: 626-5721 or 081-568-5721. June 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 motorcycle 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 13: Teen Pool Party at Support Site Teens are invited to the Water Safety Splash-Off at the Support Site pool from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The event will include games, music by AFN, giveaways, a swim test and more. MWR is joining with the Preventive Medicine Department at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples to coordinate this event, which is funded by the Michael Phelps Foundation. The event will conclude with a teen pool party from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; food will be served. For more information, call DSN: 629-4722 081-811-4722. June 14: Father's Day Craft with Connect the Tots Connect the Tots is holding a Father's Day Craft event for families with young children on Friday, June 14, at the Support Site food court. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders. All materials will be provided to help your child create something special for dad. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Connect-the-Tots-Club. 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 14-16: Registration for Summer Swim Lessons (Lesson 1) Register at the Support Site pool for the first session of summer swim lessons. The initial session will include eight classes held June 17-27 and cost $60 per participant ($50 for each additional family member). Class times will depend on skill level. Registration must be completed in person at the Support Site pool. Spots cannot be reserved over the phone. Payment in full will be required. For more information, call DSN: 629-6513 or 081-8116513. June 15: Volunteer Firefighter Meeting at Support Site The Fire Department’s Auxiliary Fire Fighting Force (AFFF) Team A will hold a meeting with the fire chief 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Support Site fire station. U.S. service members interested in volunteering to become a member of this year’s AFFF team are welcome to attend. For more information, contact DC1 Edy GutierrezFlores at DSN: 629-4487 or 081-811-4487. He can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 15 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. *Note: The registration deadline for the pet parade is Saturday, June 8. Register by emailing email@example.com.
June 18: June Birthday Party with Connect the Tots Community members are invited to a June Birthday Party celebration at the “rainbow park” playground on Tuesday, June 18. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID cardholders. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Connect-theTots-Club. June 19-21: 5th Deck of Capo’s East Parking Garage Closed The fifth deck of the East Parking Garage at Capo will be closed from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Commander, Submarine Group 8 is schedule to hold a change of command ceremony in this location. All personnel are asked to plan accordingly. Base security will tow vehicles left in the area during the time period reserved for the top-deck closure. 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 24-Aug. 23: Children’s Summer Reading Program at Support Site Library Kids (ages 3-13) may sign up at the Support Site library for this year’s “Have Book – Will Travel!” reading program. A free starter kit and book log will be provided to youth participants. Check the library’s calendar for scheduled programs and activities associated with this summer’s reading program. For more information, call DSN: 6294044 or 081-811-4044. 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. A coaches meeting will be held on Friday, June 28 at Carney Park Fairways. For more information, call 331-197-4132 or DSN: 629-6529. 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. For more information on the high-wire act called “Air Art Show,” visit www.hochseil.de. Announced Closures/Limited Services Date
Closed All Day / No Service
-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)
-Top Deck of East Parking Garage at Capo (closed from 6 p.m. on June 19 to 3 p.m. on June 21; violators will be towed)
Scheduled Strikes in Italy 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 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 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, 1 p.m. to 2:30 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 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. Liberty Center Schedule *The Liberty Center, located at Capo, is available to all service members E-6 and below as well as single and unaccompanied service members. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Holiday hours are from noon to 6 p.m.
Liberty Center Events (Note: All events take place in the Liberty Center unless otherwise stated.)
June 7: Board Game Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8: Movie Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 12: Pool Tournament, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 13: Spades Tourney, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 15: Movie Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 18: Italian Lessons, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 19: Ping Pong Tourney, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20: Three Point Shoot Out, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21: Water Fight, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., grass area across from C4I building. June 22: Movie Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 26: Car Simulator Contest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27: Pool Tourney, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 29: Movie Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Day/Evening Trips (Note: Please sign up at the Liberty Center for day/evening trips. Free transportation is provided to all day/evening activities, and all daily tours leave from Capo’s main bus stop.)
June 14: Neapolitan Dinner Night, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 15: Paintball at Support Site, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. USO Schedule Daily Tours June 7: Wine Tasting Under the Stars June 7: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel at Night June 8: Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast June 14: Couples Night at the Spa June 15: Mini Cruise of the Amalfi Coast June 15: Genzano Flower Festival 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 *For tour information, call the USO at DSN: 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit uso.it. ITT Schedule Day Trips June 7: Naples in the Evening June 8: Wine Tasting in Benevento June 9: Pompeii Marina Gate & Cameo Factory June 10: Coffee Factory 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. 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: 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. Now: Summer Day Camp registration (for children ages 6-12) continues at the Youth Center. Active duty and civilians with non-working spouses 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. 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. June 17-20: Junior Golf Camp will be hosted at Carney Park. The camp costs $35 per child, which includes four consecutive mornings of 45-minute classes. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the golf swing for irons, woods, putting and chipping from a pro. For more information, call 081-526-4296. June 19: The Auto/Wood Skills Center will host an auto skills workshop from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to keep vehicles in good shape and tasks that can be performed with the help of expert mechanics. For more information, call DSN: 629-4971 or 081-568-4971.
June 21-July 3: Registration is open for the Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament at Carney Park on July 4. Shotgun starts at 9 a.m., and participation costs $25 per person (plus green fees). For more information or to register, call 081-526-4296. June 24-28: A golf pro will teach the fundamentals of the golf swing, how to chip and putt, and course etiquette. Two sessions are available to interested community members at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. The cost per students is $99 and includes all equipment and instruction. Registration ends Friday, June 21. A minimum of three students is required to offer the class. For more information, contact 081-526-4296.