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December 5, 2013

Sojourner’s Permits Required for Holiday Travel Reminder from RLSO: check your sojourner permit to ensure that it is still valid for holiday travel. If not, come to Region Legal Service Office, Legal Assistance Department, at Capodichino on the 1st floor of Admin II. Legal Assistance must be notified at least one full week prior to anticipated travel in order to facilitate the process of providing you with a sojourner permit or a receipt that will allow your re-entry into Italy. Please contact Legal Assistance with any questions at 081-568-4576. Holiday Greetings on SiriusXM Joint Hometown News Service (JHNS) has partnered with SiriusXM radio to allow military men and women anywhere in the world to send Holiday Greetings to their loved ones back home. Service members can call a toll-free number, 888-776-2790, or DSN 312-733-4660 and leave a message for airing on SiriusXM. All that's needed is rank, full name, hometown, where you are stationed, and a quick greeting. The greetings will be aired on SiriusXM's Holiday Traditions channel now through Jan. 1, 2014. Commissary Holiday Hours The commissary will be open Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Dec. 25, and 26, open Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and closed Jan 1, 2014. Positive Balances on School Lunch Accounts Required To ensure your child receives a nutritious school lunch, sponsors should keep a positive balance in their child’s account at all times. Student accounts with a negative balance severely affect the ability of the School Meal Program to be self-sustaining. The NEX, your food service provider, does not have the financial resources to provide student meals without reimbursement. Payments are accepted at NEX Customer Service. You can also set up a free account at to keep track of your child’s account balance and set up low balance alerts. For a small fee, you can add money to your child’s balance from your home or office computer, tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device. Reminder: No Pets Allowed on School Grounds Community members are asked to refrain from walking dogs while dropping off or picking up children from school. The Pet Policy for NSA Naples includes three areas on Support Site where pets are unauthorized: TLA, the Commissary/NEX shopping center, and the school facilities. A link to the Pet Policy can be found at 2013 Military Mail Holiday Mailing Dates The following are recommended mail-by dates for best chance delivery prior to Dec. 25.

From the United States to Naples and Naples to the United States, mail by Dec. 16 for Express Mail Military Service. Dates for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, Space Available Mail, Parcel Post/Parcel Air Lift have all passed. Insurance is strongly suggested on all holiday packages. College Mini-term over the Holidays The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is offering two hybrid courses over the holidays, IFSM 201, Concepts and Applications of Information Technology and ITAL 333, Italian Life and Culture. Contact the UMUC office at Capo on the main floor of Admin II, or call 626-6673. Now-Dec. 19: Support Site Power Outages for Annual Preventative Maintenance Annual preventative maintenance on electrical substation transformers requires a series of power outages in order to safely maintain an efficient electrical distribution system within the Support Site. Due to battery back-up capability, all facility and Housing life safety systems will function under normal operating conditions. The schedule for the power outages is as follows:  Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2028, B2029, B2031, B2039 through B2049.  Monday, Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Housing Units: B2036 through B2038; B2050 through B2056.  Thursday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hospital (B2082); Hospital Energy Bldg (B2086). Now-Dec. 20: ‘Port-to-Port’ Self-Paced Swim Program Journey from Naples to Gaeta via the imaginary coastline in the Capo FitZone pool. Swim laps anytime during regular pool hours and record your workout on your log sheet. All participants who complete the 100 km swim (4,000 lengths) by Friday, Dec. 20 will receive a prize package. The lifeguard on duty must verify & initial laps. For more information, call DSN 626-4254 or 081-568-4254. Dec. 6: Registration deadline for Candy Cane Golf Tournament Carney Park Golf Course is awarding 16 turkeys to the best players in this 4-person scramble golf tournament on Dec 13. Start time is 11 a.m. Cost is $30 per person plus green fees. 100 percent of entry fees are returned to the prize fund. For more information, call 081-526-4296. Dec 6: Registration deadline for Parents’ Night Out (Dec 14) at CDC Children ages 6 weeks to 6th grade are welcome; the cost is $4 per hour, per child. Babysitting is available from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and you may pick your hours. A minimum of 15 children is required for the babysitting to be offered. Register at either Support Site or Capo CDC by Dec. 6. For more information, call DSN 629-4390 or 081-811-4390. Dec. 6: East Parking Garage Down Ramps Secured From 8 p.m. Dec. 6 to 5 a.m., Dec. 9, the East Parking Garage at Capo (Building 461) will have all above ground DOWN ramps secured to install anti-skid. The down ramps from the Roof Level to the Ground Level will be secured. The up-ramps will remain open and will be used for exit traffic only. Parking on the Ground Level, Basement Level 1, and Basement Level 2 will be uninterrupted. Please contact Lt. James Angerman at DSN 626-4936 or Mr. Marino Delli Colli at 338-195-4067 for any questions.

Dec. 6-7: Capo Basewide Power Outage There will be a Capodichino basewide power outage from 11 p.m. Dec. 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7. This outage is required to replace the main switching substation in Bldg. 411. The below buildings will have different power outages in the following hours: BLDG 446 from 5 to 7 p.m., BLDG 449 from 7 to 9 p.m., BLDG 453 from 9 to 11 p.m. The below buildings will not be affected due to generator backup: BLDG 403 Fire/Security BLDG 428 Generator plant BLDG 430 West Parking garage BLDG 442B ADMIN III BLDG 459 Lift station at Water Treatment Plant BLDG 412 Air Cargo BLDG 415 Air Passenger BLDG 457 Clinic BLDG 404 Cold store Facility BLDG 440 C4I BLDG 433A Fire protection facility BLDG 488 Main Gate BLDG 466 Back Gate BLDG 407 PWD BLDG 446 BEQ II - with the above exception of outage from 5 to 7 p.m. BLDG 449 NGIS - with the above exception of outage from 7 to 9 p.m. BLDG 453 NGIS - with the above exception of outage from 9 to 11 p.m. BLDG 448 Bella Napoli food court. All other buildings of Capodichino Base will be affected by this power outage. Dec. 6-8: CREDO Personal Resiliency Retreat Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operations (CREDO) will hold a Personal Resiliency Retreat, Dec. 6-8, at the Villa Irlanda Hotel ( Personal, spiritual, and relational themes are central to the retreat, which provides time and a place apart from normal routines. All lodging, meals and transportation to and from the retreat site are provided for. It is open to all service members and their families and on a space available basis for Department of Defense employees. Childcare is not provided for this retreat. For more information or to sign up, please call the CREDO office at DSN 6265255, 081-568-5255 or email Dec. 7: Capo Power Outages Public Works will be conducting annual substation transformer maintenance throughout Capo until Dec. 7. This maintenance will require electrical power outages to most buildings. The schedule for the electrical outages is as follows: Dec. 7: Admin I, II and III, and the C4I building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Facilities Operations Specialists have provided notification to impacted tenants and signs will be posted prior to the outages. Dec. 11: Harlem Globetrotters tickets no longer available at ITT The Globetrotters will be performing at the Naples American High School gym on Dec. 11. Tickets are no longer available for pick up at ITT. Seats are now available directly at the door on the night of the event (doors open at 1830 for 1900 showing) and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Dec. 11-12: Santa’s Calling! Send a special message to a child this Christmas with a phone call from Santa. Complete a short form with the child’s information and submit it to MWR by Dec. 10. The program is free and open to US Active Duty Military and DOD ID cardholders. Forms are available for pickup at Support Site (Bowling center, Youth Center and CDC) and at Capo (CDC and MWR Admin office in Admin 1 bldg). The form can also be downloaded from the MWR Facebook page. CYP is also looking for volunteers to be Santa on the Phone for this program. For more information, call DSN 629-4722 or 081811-4722. Dec. 12: ACT/SAT Early Winter Test Dates The Navy College Office will administer the ACT test on Dec. 12 and Mar. 27. The office will administer the SAT on Feb. 27, 2014. Score Reports are available six to eight weeks after the test date. Make your appointment with the Navy College Office at Capo, Bldg 442A, Room G-036.1, or or DSN 626-6678/6681, and ask Navy College to email you the ACT/SAT helpful hints pages. Dec. 13: Birthday Party with Connect the Tots Community members are invited to the Connect the Tots December Birthday Party on Friday, Dec. 13 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. Dec. 14: USO Christmas Wonderland Held at the Naples High School Cafeteria from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., stop by to meet Santa, participate in holiday crafts and watch a magic show. Cotton candy and holiday tokens will be available for all. Letters may be brought to mail to Santa. Dec. 14: Annual Christmas Cantata at Support Site Chapel The Annual Christmas Cantata will be held in the Support Site Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the community. The Italian Choir “Il Coro Annibale Messore” will be performing the concert. They are composed of 30 members and have performed at the Saint Peter’s Basilica, Abbey of Montecassino, and have accompanied the Roman Philharmonic Orchestra. Please contact the Chaplain’s office at 626-3539 for more information. Dec. 15: Deadline to Register for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program The Region Legal Service Office is looking for volunteers for the income tax assistance program. Each volunteer will receive IRS training and the necessary tools to assist with tax assistance. The deadline to register is Sunday, Dec. 15. For more information or to register, please call DSN: 626-4576, 081-568-4576 or send a message to LTJG Hayden at Dec. 16: Holiday Craft Crew with Connect the Tots Connect the Tots will hold a holiday craft event for families with young children on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Support Site food court. We'll create a special memory for this season. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. and is open to all U.S. and NATO ID card holders. All materials will be provided. Dec. 19: 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, Dec. 19. 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. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass in Rome for Single Service Members All are single sailors are invited to attend the holy Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. 5 Euros includes transportation and Mass tickets. Only 30 seats are available for this event. First come, first serve. Stop by any USO Naples center location for more information. Air Terminal Schedule The schedule for the "CAT B" mission during the upcoming holiday season will be as follows: the flight is scheduled to arrive from Norfolk on Dec. 27 in the afternoon and depart for Norfolk on the morning of the Dec. 29. Upcoming Changes to Euro Bill Payments The European Union will convert to Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) format for payment processing Feb. 1, 2014. SEPA will standardize payment processing in Europe and allow customers to make payments to all SEPA participating countries. Payments will require an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and Business Identifier Code (BIC) for the payee. The payment cannot be executed without the IBAN and BIC for the payee. All Community members that send Euro electronic transfers for rent or bills will be impacted by this change. Please contact your financial Institution for additional details prior the implementation date. Announced Closures/Limited Services Date

Closed All Day / No Service

Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31-Jan. 2

Air Terminal

Early Closure / Limited Service

Scheduled Strikes in Italy Dec. 9 - Freight transportation companies are scheduled to strike from midnight Dec. 9 until midnight Dec. 13 Dec. 16 - Local public transportation personnel are scheduled to strike for 4-hours at different times to be determined locally. Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Schedule *All FFSC classes require registration. Please call DSN: 629-6372/Commercial: 081811-6372 to register. Dec. 8: Alateen Support Group (ages 12-18), 9 to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC Dec. 9: Resume Writing, 1 to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC Dec. 10-11: Transition GPS Career Tracks: Accessing Higher Education, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC Dec. 10: Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 2 Sessions) Dec. 10: Tombola Game, 10 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC Dec. 10: Al-Anon Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m. Support Site FFSC Dec. 10: Stress Management 101, Part 1, 10 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC Dec. 10: Stress Management – Part 2 – When the Rubber Meets the Road, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC

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 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.) Dec. 7: Movie Night Dec. 11: Car Simulator Contest Dec. 12: Checkers Night Dec. 14: Movie Night Dec. 18: Staff Challenge Dec. 19: Pool Tourney Dec 20: Adopt a Single Service Member for Christmas deadline Dec. 21: Movie Night Dec. 25: Christmas Dinner at Rec Center Day/Evening Trips (S.I.N.G.L.E.S.) (Note: Please sign up at the Liberty Center for day/evening trips. Free transportation is provided to all day/evening activities. All daily tours leave from Capo’s main bus stop.) Dec. 8: Trip to Mall Dec. 14: Paintball at Carney Park Dec. 15: Trip to Mall USO Schedule Daily Tours Dec. 6: Christmas Shopping in Sorrento Dec. 7: Catacombs of San Gennaro Dec. 8: Wine Tasting and Tombola Night Dec. 14: Naples Underground and Christmas Alley Dec. 15: A Day at the Spa in Contursi Dec. 21: Salerno Christmas Lights Dec. 22: Rome of the Caesars Extended Tours Dec. 12-15: Christmas Markets in Northern Italy Dec. 20-27: Med Christmas Cruise Dec. 24-25: Christmas in Rome Dec. 30-Jan. 2: New Years in Budapest Jan. 18-19: Florence and Pisa *For tour information, call the USO at DSN: 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit ITT Schedule Day Trips Dec. 6: Best Eats of Naples Dec. 7: Wine Tasting in Benevento Dec. 8: Island of Capri with Lunch Dec. 9: Shoe Alley Dec. 10: Churches of Naples Dec. 11: Naples Underground Dec. 12: Chocolate Factory Dec. 13: Vietri, Shopping & Lunch Dec. 14: Vatican City

Dec. 15: Wine Tasting in Avellino Extended Trips Dec. 24-26: Christmas in Assisi Apr. 6-13: Med Cruise 2014 *For more information on day or extended trips with ITT, visit or call DSN: 626-4471 or 629-7906.

PAO Notes Dec. 5, 2013  

PAO Notes from NSA Naples for Dec. 5, 2013