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Serving the NATO, Naples and Gaeta Military Community in Italy Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards – 2016 Best Newspaper in the Navy

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Friday, August 30, 2019

NSA Naples Hosts First Coffee with the Captain By Lt. Jamie Moroney NSA Naples Public Affairs

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Commanding Officer (CO) Capt. Todd Abrahamson hosted the first Coffee with the Captain event at the Support Site food court, August 14. Coffee with the Captain is an informal town hall where members of the Naples community have the opportunity to sit down with the CO of the installation to ask questions or provide feedback. “We had a good turnout for the first-ever Coffee with the Captain,” Abrahamson said. “Our community members came prepared with really great questions and feedback. With this feedback we have the opportunity to improve the lives and morale of our teammates in the Naples community.” Some of the questions and feedback from the event can be read below with responses from subject matter experts onboard NSA Naples: Concern: Trash pick-up on Support Site is a problem. “Our ability to have our waste removed is directly impacted by the city of Gricignano and the region of Caserta. When they don’t provide the trash trucks, we engage with the mayor and regional government. For example, these last two weeks there was a backup in trash base-wide. This was due to limited capacity at the primary landfill in the region. Trucks from around

Adm. Mike Gilday

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Abrahamson speaks with Sailors assigned to the base Public Works department during the first ever Coffee with the Captain, August 14, 2019. Coffee with the Captain is a town hall type of event that gives the community the opportunity to ask questions, voice their concerns and give feedback to Capt. Abrahamson and other leaders of NSA Naples in a more personal and casual setting. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

Naples were waiting in dumping lines, unable to unload their waste, for days on end. When public works learns of these issues we do our best to broadcast them to the community for their understanding.” Lt. j.g. Zach Christensen Assistant Public Works Officer For ways to stay informed on what’s happening on base, please see the bottom of this article. Concern: Air Conditioning on base isn’t functioning. “If you have an identified issue in a building or apartment, please follow these steps for resolution: 1. Call the Housing Trou-

ble Desk. They will take the information. 2. Trouble Desk personnel explain our process and forward the information to the contractor. 3. Usually, within the hour, contractor personnel have made contact with the resident and worked to solve the issue. 4. Housing quality assurance personnel follow-up with the service call to verify operational satisfaction and close out the ticket. This process may take a few days to complete. During working hours, if a resident is experiencing issues with their A/C, especially during these hot months, please give the Housing Trouble Desk a call at DSN 629-4285 or

629-4286. For off-base housing, please call DSN 629-4466. On host nation holidays, U.S. holidays and after hours, residents should call the NSA Quarterdeck at DSN 626-5547 or commercial 081-5685547. If your issue is incomplete or not completed to your satisfaction, you can contact the Installation Housing Director at DSN 629-4410 or email If the issue is still not solved to your satisfaction, please email the Region Housing Director at” Matthew Nalley Housing Facilities Director COFFEE WITH THE CAPTAIN

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Adm. Mike Gilday relieved Adm. John Richardson as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony, August 22 at the Washington Navy Yard. Gilday became the 32nd CNO, the U.S. Navy’s most senior officer. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CNO acts as an advisor to the President of the United States, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. Under direction of the Secretary of the Navy, the CNO is responsible for the command, utilization of resources, and operating efficiency of naval forces and shore activities assigned by the Secretary. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer acted as the presiding officer and guest speaker at the ceremony. In his speech, Spencer focused on the Navy’s many accomplishments during Richardson’s tenure. “The Sailors serving this nation are constantly on Adm. Richardson’s mind and close to his heart. As much as Adm. Richardson has done for our capabilities and processes, he’s done more for our people. Thanks to his efforts, the men and women of the U.S. Navy are safer, better prepared, and better commanded while standing watch around the world.” ADM GILDAY NEW CNO

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CAPTAIN’S CORNER By Capt. Todd Abrahamson NSA Naples Commanding Officer

t’s the start of another school year! After an outstanding Back 2 School Block Party held last Friday, students and faculty returned to school this Monday. Good luck to our students on your upcoming scholastic challenges, and thank you to our faculty for continuing to set the standard in education and student care. As a reminder for our families, please do not bring dogs onto school or Child Youth Program property, and please keep in mind that there is no smoking within 50-feet of school property. It has been noted that our families are doing a great job of observing drop-off and pick-up policies, so thank you for doing the basics right. Also, our volunteer crossing guards have returned! I’d like to express my gratitude to our volunteers for giving up their time to keep the children of our community safe. We can always use more volunteer support for this program. A long Labor Day weekend is upon us, and with that comes a reminder to keep yourselves and your families out of harm’s way. It’s great that our teammates get some well-earned time off, and I want everyone that leaves to come back safely. Stay aware of your surroundings, hydrate, and always have a plan. If you’re travelling, make sure you do some research before you depart. Whether you’re staying in the area or going on an adventure elsewhere, make sure you keep what you’ve earned: Don’t drink and drive. Have fun and be safe. In Big Navy news, we have a new Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Admiral Mike Gilday has relieved Admiral John Richardson as CNO. In his first address as CNO to the Fleet, Gilday had the following message for the team: “I am humbled and honored to be your CNO. Together, we are part of the greatest navy in the world. Everyone on our team – officers and enlisted Sailors, active and reserve, uniformed and civilian – plays an important part in making sure we not only remain the greatest navy in the world, but that we get even better.” The remainder of his message can be found on Congratulations, sir. It’s an honor to serve with you. As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on:


BASE NOTES Now-Oct. 1: Deadline to Submit TA Applications Through Navy College Office Are you interested in starting or continuing your college education? Now is the time to get started by checking in with the Navy College Office onboard Capodichino and beginning the process of submitting Tuition Assistance Navy College Program for Afloat College Education Distance Learning (TA/NCPACE DL) for fiscal year 2020 (beginning October 1, 2019). You can submit your tuition assistance (TA) requests up to 120 days in advance of your term start date, however, applications must be command approved no less than 14 days before your class starts. TA requests are processed on a first-come, firstserved basis. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you can receive your authorization voucher once October 1 funding is released. Deadline for UMUC Fall 2 on-site courses is October 21. Commands must approve TA funding no later than October 7. For details call DSN 6266675. Deadline for CTC Fall 2 on-site courses is October 21. Commands must approve TA funding no later than October 7. For details call DSN 626-6761. Deadline for Oklahoma University Fall 2019 on-site courses is October 22. Commands must approve TA funding no later than October 8. For details call DSN 626-6672. For additional details email the Navy College Office at or call DSN 626-5591 or Comm. 081-568-5591.

Sept. 1-30: National Library Card Sign-Up Month Register for your library card during the month of September or enter a quiz for a chance to win prizes at the Capodichino and Support Site Libraries. Gaeta patrons can sign up at the Gaeta Fleet Recreation Center. For details call Support Site library at DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Sept 2: Labor Day Bowling In celebration of the hard work that keeps the United States great, enjoy BOGO (buy one game, get one game free) bowling at Strikers Bowling Center on September 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open to all U.S. and NATO ID card holders. For details call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900. Now-Sept. 2: Carney Park Weekend Shuttle Every weekend from now until September 2, a free shuttle service will run from the TLA (Bus Stop “C”) on Support Site to Carney Park at noon and return at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Travel time is estimated at about one hour. Please arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure. For details email or call DSN 626-6867 during regular working hours or Comm. 337-127-4659 after hours and on weekends. For alternative transportation call Comm. 337-127-7413 after hours and on weekends.

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Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant.

PANORAMA Naval Support Activity Naples Italy Capt. Todd Abrahamson Commanding Officer Cmdr. Stephen Polk Executive Officer Lt. Jamie Moroney Public Affairs Officer MC2 Donavan Patubo Deputy Public Affairs Officer Teresa Merola Public Affairs/COMREL Specialist

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NATO Liaison Office Skopje Presented Order of Military Merit by the President of the Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia President H.E. Stevo Pendarovski (left) presents the Order of Military Merit to the NATO Liaison Office (NLO) Skopje – currently headed by Slovenian Colonel Zoran Jankovič (right) – during the celebration of the Day of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia on August 18 at Ohrid, North Macedonia. Photo courtesy of the NATO Liaison Office Skopje From NATO Liaison Office Skopje

During the celebration of the Day of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia on August 18 at Ohrid, North Macedonia, President H.E. Stevo Pendarovski presented the NATO Liaison Office (NLO) Skopje – currently headed by Slovenian Colonel Zoran Jankovič – with the Order of Military Merit for the continuous support and assistance the office has provided to the country in achieving its goals for full-fledged membership in NATO. “The road to NATO was passed with painstaking reforms, individual efforts and maximum dedication of generations and generations of members of the armed forces,” Pendarovski said. “This strategic goal represents one of the largest cohesion factors in our society, supported by

wider national consensus behind which are all relevant political parties, vast majority of citizens from all ethnicities and strong support is also provided by the non-governmental sector and the business community.” Colonel Jankovič took over the duties as Chief Liaison Office Skopje in October 2018. NLO Skopje was honored to receive the Order of Military Merit and remains devoted to further assisting the country on its path to NATO membership. The mission of the NATO Liaison Office in Skopje is to advise the Republic of North Macedonia on all aspects of NATO membership requirements, in order to contribute to the country’s Euro-Atlantic Integration. NLO Skopje, also supports the realization of NATO priorities in the country including with respect to political and military reforms, political dialogue and public diplomacy, as well as support the NATO team and government authorities participating in the NATO Accession Talks. “The effect of the Army reforms is a result of the comprehensive reform package we have undertaken as a result of the strategic determination to become a NATO member. We were not alone in that process. On that path we had an ally that reminded us of the obligations, offered the best solutions and encouraged us to continue with dynamic pace,” Pendarovski continued. “For almost two decades the NATO Liaison Office in Skopje has been supporting and assisting the defense sector reforms that were necessary to achieve the high criteria and standards for achieving the full-fledged membership in NATO. Thanks to the guidance and advice from our allies, the reforms had an added value. That is why today we have effective and mobile army, ready to face and execute the most complex tasks. Those are the main reasons why I have decided to present the NATO Liaison Office with the Order for Military Merit. That is our gratitude for their efforts, further.” NATO Headquarters Skopje (NHQS) was created in April 2002 by the amalgamation of two headquarters, namely Kosovo Force (KFOR) Rear and Amber Fox. Its mission was to advise the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Government Authorities on military aspects of Security Sector Reform in order to contribute to further Euro-Atlantic Integration and provide support to NATO-led operations within the Balkans Joint Area of Operations. Ten years later HNQS was renamed NATO Liaison Office Skopje, which is more representative of its mission.


THE INSIDE PAGE NOSC – Napoli Operational Support Club Your Community Spouse Club welcomes all spouses from our active duty, GS, civilian and NATO community. Our club holds events, fundraisers and trips throughout the year. Our yearly membership fee is $30 and is a great way to meet other spouses in your community. The income raised during many of our events goes back into our community with Academic Scholarships. NOSC has scholarships for seniors, spouses and dependent children living with parents here in Naples. For details call DSN 629-7316, e-mail or visit or the Napoli Operational Support Club on Facebook. Beyond Youth is an NSA Naples Chapel-led youth program designed to help students to develop the leader within and lead a significant life. We meet in the Chapel Fellowship Hall onboard Support Site. Our middle school small groups meet Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; our high school small groups meet Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and our middle/high school weekly service meets Thursdays from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. For details email Garry at or visit or call DSN 629-4603. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from active, guard, and reserve forces. We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. VFW Post 12159-Monte Cassino meets the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Support Site Community Room. For details call VFW Post Commander Randy Purham at 349-625-9511 or email or visit Facebook at VFW Post 12159-Monte Cassino (username: @NaplesVFW). USO Naples is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a difference in the community through special events and outreach. If interested, email USO Naples and Rome Director, Sabrina Pullido at Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-5684788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. 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 details email awlrescueteam@gmail. com or The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all active-duty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (next to the gym and American Red Cross), and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call DSN 6263913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

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In 1942 George H.W. Bush was the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. Photo courtesy of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum By Rolfe L. Hillman

On September 2, 1944, USS Finback (SS 230) rescued Lt. j.g. George H.W. Bush – who later became the 41st President of the United States – after being shot down while attacking Crew of USS Finback rescue downed Navy airman Lt. j.g. George H.W. Bush from the waters off Chichi Jima, Chichi Jima Island, Japan. Bonin Islands, on September 2, 1944. Photo courtesy of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum One of the lesser known, but important missions of the U.S. batteries or ships. The crew then defenders’ anti-aircraft fire riddled Submarine Force in the Pacific had to go on deck, throw lines to his plane and set it on fire. theater during World War II was the airmen, haul them up on deck, Bush successfully bailed out, but rescuing U.S. and Allied airmen who and get them safely below. In some his two crewmates, Lt. j.g. William had been shot down over water. cases, the submarine crew had to White, an intelligence officer Lifeguard missions were planned in use rubber rafts to retrieve downed making first-hand observations, support of aerial attacks. U.S. airmen. and Radioman 2nd Class John submarines would arrive on station in USS Skate (SS 305) made the first Delaney, perished. Bush landed in the target area ahead of the attack, submarine lifeguard rescue on the waters offshore of the island often providing last-minute weather October 7, 1943, near Wake Island within sight of the garrison, which and enemy movement information to on her first war patrol, rescuing Lt. was notorious for its brutal the attacking forces. Aircrews were j.g. Richard G. Johnson. Skate went treatment of prisoners, including given the submarines’ radio on to rescue five more airmen beheading and cannibalism. frequencies, location and bearing during the same operation. Fortunately for Bush, Finback references, and code names. If a plane Nearly a year later, On September was stationed nearby on its 10th was hit and going down, the airmen 2, 1944, Bush put his TBM-2 war patrol. or another pilot could transmit the Avenger torpedo-bomber into a Lifeguard operations continued location of the downed aircrew to steep dive over Chichi Jima Island until the end of the war. During the waiting submarines. (located about 150 miles north of war, 86 different U.S. submarines Upon receiving information about the well-known Japanese island rescued 520 U.S. and Allied airmen. downed aircrew, the responding Iwo Jima) and released four 500USS Tigrone (SS 419) had the submarine would have to surface, pound bombs on a Japanese highest tally with 31 rescues, often before the combat had ended, radio-communications installation. including the final rescued pilot potentially exposing themselves to The bombs destroyed the picked up off the Japanese fire from enemy aircraft, shore installation but the Japanese mainland on August 14, 1945.


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“The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) energy management policy states that temperatures should be cooled to 25.5 °C (78 °F). If you are concerned about the temperature of your home or office, purchasing a thermometer can help you determine whether or not to submit a trouble call or ticket. To submit a trouble ticket at your office, contact your Maintenance Service Representative (MSR) and provide them with the details of your ticket. The Public Works Department cannot be everywhere at once, and we appreciate your assistance in helping us to ensure that our facilities are operating efficiently and effectively!” Lt. j.g. Zach Christensen Assistant Public Works Officer Concern: The housing selection process takes too long, and the realtors aren’t doing a good job at showcasing a variety of properties. “Thank you for your feedback. We have recently simplified our processes to allow for a smoother progression with registering houses for our families. The process can often be prolonged due to the time it takes for personnel to locate a home, which typically doesn’t occur until the third temporary lodging allowance (TLA) period, between days 20 to 30. Once a home is selected, the landlord has to schedule a date to have all required documents reviewed for completeness and accuracy. We provide document training to our realtors to assist them with preparing their landlords and clients so that we can expedite this process. Document reviews typically happen between days 25 to 35 in the TLA period. Once this process is complete we move to the pre-contract phase, which is scheduled for the next available appointment. During the precontract meeting we schedule the home inspection, which typically occurs for a member within TLA claim days 36 to 45. If the home meets the housing standards of safety and security, then we will schedule the contract meeting, which typically occurs within TLA days 40 to 50. We can move families into their home within five days of signing a contract, provided the utilities have been switched on. June through September is our peak PCS season, with many families transferring to and from Italy, and we have a high volume of appointments. Delays do occur due to high demand, and we work to expedite as much as we can. Much of what we do depends on the landlords being prepared and available. COFFEE WITH THE CAPTAIN

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UPCOMING FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER EVENTS For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit

Effective immediately, civilian motorcycle operators (with a motorcycle endorsement) are no longer required to attend Motorcycle Safety Classes. However, active-duty service members are still required to complete a Basic Rider Course (BRC). Civilians who do not have a motorcycle endorsement and wish to ride will still need to attend a Basic Rider Course. Civilians will be allowed to attend Motorcycle Classes on a space-available basis, and their initial registration letters will be for five years. Photo by Gary Nichols From NSA Traffic Safety

Effective immediately, civilian motorcycle operators (with a motorcycle endorsement) are no longer required to attend Motorcycle Safety Classes. However, active-duty service members are still required to complete a Basic Rider Course (BRC). Civilians who do not have a motorcycle endorsement and wish to ride will still need to attend a Basic Rider Course. Additionally, service members must also complete a Basic Rider Course Two (BRC2) or Advanced Rider Course (ARC), which is sometimes referred to as the Experienced Rider Course, for cruise bikes or Military Sportbike Riders Course (MSRC) for performance / sport bike riders within one year of completing their BRC. The BRC2, ARC or MSRC is now required every 60 months (five years) rather than the previous two or three year requirement for refresher training. Active-duty service members who do not have a motorcycle endorsement, and wish to ride motorcycles or scooters are required to complete a Motorcycle Safety Course (BRC, after getting permission from the first khaki in their chain of command) Military Motorcycle / Scooter Riders are

Back to School Block Party Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples community helped kick off the new school year with games, food, music and fun at the annual Back 2 School Block Party in front of Naples Elementary and Middle High schools on the afternoon of August 23. These students are participating in a boat race during the block party. For details about this and other fun community events visit Community Recreation Facebook page at Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan

required to request a letter of authorization from the Base Safety Office to register their Motorcycle / Scooter and must provide a valid motorcycle endorsement. They must also provide make and model, year, engine size (in cubic centimeters), vehicle identification number (VIN), and command assignment along with proof of previous motorcycle safety training. Active-duty service member’s Initial registration letters will be valid for 60 days and they will be required to take a BRC2 or ARC within those 60 days, follow-on letters will be for one year or five years, depending on your training status. Civilians will be allowed to attend Motorcycle Classes on a space-available basis, and their initial registration letters will be for five years. Active-duty service members under 26 online AAA or Drive for Life training is no longer an annual requirement. This training is now a one-time only requirement but, must be annotated in ESAMs. Guidance for all traffic related requirements can be found in OPNAV 5100.12 and remember don’t drive distracted and always look twice before you go, turn or back-up. For details email Jim Dickinson at or call the NSA Traffic Safety Office at DSN 626-3147.

Sept. 3-9: Base Area Orientation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site Base Theater. ● Sept. 4: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC ● Sept. 5: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Sept. 5: Ombudsman Advanced Training, 5 to 6 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Sept. 5: Ombudsman Assembly Meeting, 6 to 7: 30 p.m., Support Site Library. ● Sept. 9-13: TGPS Pre-Retirement, (Executive Edition) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Sept. 10: Easy Italian Language Course, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (one of 3 sessions). ● Sept. 11: Interview Skills Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Sept. 12: Labor and Delivery Relaxation, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Sept. 12: Hand Gestures Course, 10 to 11 a.m. Support Site FFSC. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION Department of Energy Announces $13.5 Million for New Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

On August 23 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. The aim is to take advantage of new technologies such as quantum dots to provide a more detailed picture of metabolic processes taking place within living cells. Such capabilities will be important in the effort to reengineer plants and microbes for bioenergy conversion and production. “For over a generation, DOE has been a leader in the development of new technologies for genomics and systems biology research,” Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar said. “These projects will provide new tools to lead the way and improve our ability to understand and reengineer plants and microbes for bioenergy production.” The new approaches are expected to enable more precise measuring of enzyme function, tracking of metabolic pathways, and monitoring of the transport of materials and signaling processes within and among cells – essential to redesigning plants and microbes for bioenergy production. The goal is a better understanding of metabolic processes at the cellular and subcellular level. Projects were chosen by competitive peer review under the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement, “Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy,” sponsored by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research within the Department’s Office of Science. Remember: You can use as much energy as you need just don’t waste it. For more tips on Energy Conservation call Gennaro Gargiulo or Electrician 2nd Class Marvin J. Hernandez at DSN 626-1895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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Shaan Ray “I’m going to take the family to our favorite restaurant in downtown Naples and probably going shopping at the outlets in Florence.”

Lt. William Hall “I’ll be exploring Naples and preaching on Sunday. It will be a good weekend.”

Lt. Cmdr. Natasha Houston “I will be spending a lot of time outside with my girls, swimming, relaxing, barbecuing, and enjoying the time off.”

RP1 Isaac Jackson “I just recently got to Italy so I plan on taking time to explore Naples or maybe go to Rome.”

YN2 Coryna Houston “I will be spending most of my time at home handling school work and being responsible.”

Naples Tiger Sharks Host Olympic Medalist Josh Davis By Solange Markvart

For the second year in a row, the Naples Tiger Sharks swim team hosted five-time Olympic Medalist and motivational speaker Josh Davis for an exciting and enlightening three day swim camp onboard Naval Support Activity Naples from August 12-14. Thirty-six enthusiastic swimmers of all levels from various European Forces Swim League teams participated in this highlyanticipated event at the Capodichino pool. Swimmers followed a structured schedule that included technical classroom lectures, dry land work and in pool practices. Swimmers reacted positively to Davis, who not only instructed them on proper stroke techniques and body mechanics, but also provided them with invaluable motivational and inspirational advice. Davis frequently interacted with swimmers in the water to demonstrate the directions that were communicated to them verbally. He took ample time answering the swimmers’ questions patiently and accurately. All swimmers

Sixteen-year-old Tiger Shark Bella Watson swims breaststroke at the Capodichino pool during the Josh Davis Swim Camp 2019. Photo by Jason Markvart

seemed to learn a great deal from this unique experience. Veteran 14-year-old swimmer Katrina Chao was eager to learn from such an iconic and well-respected athlete, and she was grateful to have participated in such an amazing opportunity. “Josh Davis described what it was like to be an Olympian and his experience of representing Team USA,” Chao said. “I was extremely inspired by his motivational talks

and insights. Through his new techniques, I was able to improve my performance.” Davis emphasized the importance of flawless technique to his eager audience. “Technique and streamlining must never be compromised for speed,” he said. “As speed depends solely on the mastery of each stroke.” Davis was gracious enough to sign multiple swim items and to pose for pictures with every single participant that he adorned with his Olympic medals for the occasion.

The Naples Tiger Sharks invited Davis to return to Naples next year, but with the next Olympic games taking place in the summer of 2020, it is uncertain whether he will be available to come back next year. However, the possibility remains of him returning in subsequent years. With the Josh Davis swim camp and a successful summer swim program completed, the Tiger Sharks are eager to participate in the 2019 / 2020 competitive swim TIGER SHARKS

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Naples Military Hog Chapter Seeking New Members Attention Motorcycle Riders: The Naples Military Hog Chapter invites you to see the wonders of Italy and beyond the borders on two wheels with friends and there are no better friends than the Naples Military Hog Chapter, we are a family friendly organization that offers plenty for everyone. No matter what you ride the NMHC offers the opportunity to meet other chapters throughout Europe, attend rallies for all makes/models and enjoy time with likeminded people. So whether you ride a sport bike, Triumph, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki or Harley come to a monthly meeting and see if these adventures are for you. The riding season is opening and the summers rallies, rides and events are being discussed. If you’re in the support site food court stop by the Military Auto Source Office, our sponsoring dealer, for more information on both the Chapter and your opportunity to explore Europe on two wheels. LIKE US ON FACE BOOK at Naples Military Hog Chapter and one of the primary officers will reach out to you. You can also contact the membership officer Kevin Johnson or the Director Jay Alhambra.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during his retirement and change of office ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard. During the ceremony, Adm. Mike Gilday relieved Adm. John Richardson as the 32nd CNO. Richardson served as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations from September 2015 to August 2019. Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Nick Brown


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Before concluding, Spencer spoke about the future of the Navy. “Adm. Gilday has already played a critical role in restoring our readiness and lethality, and he’s well positioned to help take our integrated naval force into the next decade.” During the ceremony, Gilday spoke about the status of the Navy and what he sees in the service’s future. “I believe our Navy’s strategic direction is rock

solid and that our Navy is in great shape,” Gilday said. “We are recruiting and retaining a high-quality force, we are providing well trained combatready forces forward, around the globe. We are modernizing our Navy at a scope and pace not seen in decades. I can say all that, in large part, due to the leadership of our 31st CNO.” Gilday also thanked Richardson and his family

for their service throughout the years. “Admiral and Mrs. Richardson – John and Dana – thanks for your nearly four decades of selfless service,” Gilday said. “You have given so much – and accomplished so much – all of it quietly and humbly, yet so effectively.” In his speech, Richardson thanked his family, friends, those who served with him during his 37year tenure, as well as the men and women serving in the Navy. “The Navy has given so much to me and my family,” Richardson said. “Most important has been the chance to be part of a noble institution, working with honorable and talented people. Dana and I are so grateful for a lifetime of working shoulderto-shoulder with the Navy team.” Richardson also praised Gilday and spoke about some of his accomplishments. “Admiral Gilday is a true cutting edge warfighter, a surface warrior who, by virtue of his leadership at 10th Fleet, fully appreciates the challenges we face in the cyber warfare arena and the increasing pace of competition in new domains,” Richardson said. “His experience as the director of the Joint Staff will ensure that the Navy continues to look for every opportunity to collaborate with other services, allies, and partners around the world. The Navy will be in good hands with Admiral Gilday at the helm.” To read Adm. Gilday’s full biography, visit bio_ldr.asp?id=605

NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all active-duty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (next to the gym and American Red Cross), and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. The Naples Middle High School Music Boosters Is your Naples Middle High School student in Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Flag Team? If so, then he / she benefits from NMHS Music Boosters. We are a growing organization that ensures all Naples Middle High School music programs continue performing at the highest levels. Help support Music Boosters with your yearly family membership of $25 (other membership levels also available). Volunteers are continuously needed to assist with several projects. For details email or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook. The Naples Middle High School PTSA is looking for volunteers to help provide information, resources and events that strengthen the connections between students, parents, the school and the community. A yearly membership is $10 and joining is a great way to get involved, meet the teachers, other parents and your child’s friends. For details email NaplesPTSAteam@ or Naples Middle High School PTSA on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details email or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; or https://www. Girl Scouts Overseas Naples is excited to support young leaders in action. We are much more than cookies; we show girls how to contribute positively in this world. From arts and crafts to camping trips and more Naples Girl Scouts wants girls to be have fun learning. For details visit or USA Girl Scouts Naples, Italy on Facebook. Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Naples Chapter meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the NSA Naples Chiefs Mess, near the quarterdeck in Admin I. CSADD’s mission is to create a culture in which our shipmates are helping shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision-making. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. Naples Area First Class Petty Officer’s Association is composed of First Class Petty Officers from different rates with one mission: To enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week on Wednesdays, alternating between Support Site and Capodichino. For details visit or call LS1 Victor Villarmea at DSN 626-5480. Alcoholics Anonymous hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339267-7075 or visit countries/italy.htm.

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Friday, August 30 5:30 p.m. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, PG 6 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 8 p.m. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, R 8:30 p.m. The Kitchen, R Saturday, August 31 3 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 4:30 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 5:30 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 7:30 p.m. Stuber, R 8:30 p.m. Angel Has Fallen, R Sunday, September 1 3 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 4 p.m. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, PG 6 p.m. Crawl (2019), R 7 p.m. The Kitchen, R Monday, September 2 Holiday Movie Hours 3 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 4 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 6 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 7 p.m. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, R Tuesday, September 3 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, September 4 5:30 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 6:30 p.m. Stuber, R 7:30 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 Thursday, September 5 5:30 p.m. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, PG 6:30 p.m. Crawl (2019), R 7:30 p.m. Angel Has Fallen, R

Angel Has Fallen R, Action, 120 min. Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lance Reddick. Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. The Angry Birds Movie 2 PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 96 min. Cast: Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage. The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level. Crawl (2019) Last Showing R, Action-Adventure-Drama, 87 min. Cast:

Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson and Jose Palma. A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. Dora and the Lost City of Gold PG, Adventure-Family, 102 min. Cast: Isabela Moner, Benicio Del Toro, Q'orianka Kilcher, Eva Longoria and Danny Trejo. Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw PG-13, Action-Adventure, 134 min. Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Dwayne Johnson, Eiza

Gonzlez, Jason Statham and Idris Elba. Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. The Kitchen Premiere R, Action-Crime-Drama, 102 min. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson and James Badge Dale. The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. The Lion King (2019) PG, Animation-Adventure-Drama, 118 min. Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, John Kani and James Earl Jones. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood R, Comedy-Drama, 159 min. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Kurt Russell. A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Stuber Last Showing R, Action-Comedy-Crime, 93 min. Cast: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino, Natalie Morales and Iko Uwais. A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

0If you have been sexually assaulted or need to speak with a S.A.P.R. victim advocate, call 335-640-6621 24/7 for information and support. The DoD Safe Helpline can be reached toll-free at 001-877-995-5247.


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NATO Lions Rugby: International Rugby Club is open to all interested players – men, women and children (512). Men’s rugby is Part of the Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and is contact rugby. Practice is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Joint Force Command at Lago Patria. Women’s tag rugby practice is every Monday 5:30 p.m. at JFC. Children’s tag rugby practice is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at JFC (January through April). For details call Mickael Pierrin or David Taylor at Comm. 081-721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby. Harry S Truman Lodge No. 649 meets every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-7049607 or email gerborechris@hotmail. com or visit 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. For deails call 081-811-4962. The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officer Association meets every other Tuesday in the Capodichino Theater at noon to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For details, call OS2 Joseph Cavallaro at DSN 626-4545 or email or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 6262871or The Welfare & Recreation Association is available to meet associates every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at two locations: the first floor of Bldg. 450 upstairs from Capo Landing; and the Community Center onboard Support Site. For details visit

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Napoli Nation Fan Club is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. For details visit USASSCNapoli on Facebook. Connect the Tots is an organization for bringing together families with babies and toddlers to play and mingle. Monthly club events include themed parties, group outings off-base and playground meet-ups. For the latest on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy. Catholic Women Of The Chapel (CWOC) meets weekly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for faith-sharing most Wednesdays during the summer and every Wednesday during the school year. Child care provided. Please come join us. For more info email or visit Facebook at CWOC - Naples, Italy Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email Filipino-American Association of Naples, Italy meets at 5 p.m. the second and last Thursday of every month at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details call Melygil Non at DSN 626-1690 or Comm. 081-568-1690, or visit Fil-Am Naples, Italy on Facebook. 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, visit the USMRA-SI at or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315.

Meditation Sitting Group meets on Mondays begins at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Chapel. Participation is free and newcomers are welcome. For details call the Chapel at DSN 629-4600. Register For On-Site Undergraduate Classes Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. Call UMUC Maryland at 081-5686673/74/75; Central Texas College at 081-568-6761. Cub Scout Pack 007 Does your son enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes, swimming and camping? The Naples Cub Scouts is an active program that is open to boys between kindergarten and fifth grade. Meetings and activities are three times per month. Boys can earn their way through the ranks of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scout. For details email or visit the Facebook Page: Naples Cub Scouts Pack 007 Educational & Developmental Intervention Service Screenings Now Available Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. 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. For details call the AT/FP Division at 081-568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403.

The Knights Of Columbus, San Gennaro Council 14853, meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the Support Site Chapel Offices. For details email Dana Eberlin at kofcnaples Naples Area Nurses Association (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. For details email Lt. Cmdr. Rhys Parker at University of Oklahoma Graduate Degrees The University of Oklahoma offers the master of human relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For details call the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building. 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’ night out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond. For details email Natalie Mack at Carney Park Golf Association (CPGA) is a non-profit organization established for eligible Carney Park Golf Course patrons. The CPGA provides weekly social activities for all levels of golfer and often organize trips to other courses. Events are held every Saturday and Sunday. For details call 081-568-1749. Latinos Unidos Welcomes New Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For details email or call 334-6771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. or call 081-8115554.

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Sailors are reminded to please communicate any pay problems/concerns to their immediate chain of command for engagement.” Chief Warrant Officer 3 Elvis Gonzales Administration Officer

homes meet health and safety requirements for all residents. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a lengthy process during the peak PCS season. This process can be extended if a property is not already registered with housing.” Lt. Jonathan Tohill Deputy Housing Officer

Concern: What’s the cancellation policy for the school during bad weather? “The authorization to close the school resides with the Installation Commanding Officer, and it will be ordered when necessary as student safety is a priority. The ICO’s decision of a closure or delay will be communicated to DoDEA principals, the MWR director and the Transportation Officer no later than 4 a.m. on the day of the closure or delay. By instruction, ‘District Safety and school principals shall work closely with the host installation to quickly identify hazardous weather and assess the road conditions that would jeopardize safe operation of motor vehicles and school buses commuting to or from schools.’ However, this does not mean that schools will be closed every time a host nation town chooses to close schools. And of course, parents should always make the best decision for their families and have the right to keep their child home from school. If you are looking for more information, it can be accessed at the following resources: DOD Manual 1342.6-M Administrative and Logistic Responsibilities for DOD Dependents Schools, 11 August 1995; pload/is_1342_6a.pdf;” Shannon McCaulley School Liaison Officer

Concern: Moving to this area incurs a large up-front financial burden on the service member, and it’s especially difficult for a junior enlisted Sailor. “To ease the financial burden of permanent change of station (PCS) transfer to an overseas activity, both the transferring and gaining command Personnel Offices can assist the service member with various types of pay advances. Advances such as Dislocation Allowance (DLA) and Advance Pay can be paid prior to transfer and can help defray the costs of lodging while in a TLA period. Advance Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) can assist the service member by providing the necessary funds, including the first month’s rent and utility deposit, when authorized to move into commercial housing. Command Pay and Personnel Administrators (CPPA) at each command play a vital role in ensuring members are expeditiously gained into their respective commands, which help catalyze the start of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and reimbursement of PCS-related travel expenses (i.e. DLA, taxi fares, tolls, temporary lodging expense in CONUS, etc.) Sponsors also play a critical role in ensuring the incoming service member has the necessary information and tools for a smooth transition overseas.

Concern: Do we have enough handicapped parking on base? “Thank you for your question. As the base experiences changes over time, things like the number of handicap spaces can fluctuate. We currently have 437 parking spots in the parking lot in front of the NEX and Commissary. Per Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) instruction, we are to have at least nine handicap spots. Two of those spots should be van accessible with at least 96" of aisle. We currently have 14 handicap spots available, 12 of which are van accessible. Though the post office doesn’t have any handicap parking near its outside entrance, it is part of the same building as the NEX and can therefore be serviced by those handicap spots. Even though we are fully compliant with ADA law, we recognize that most of the handicap spots are near the Commissary and that it would be beneficial for the community to have additional spots marked near the NEX main entrance, ATMs, and post office. Public Works is working with Security, the post office, and the NEX to determine which spots should get marked or re-positioned. Stay tuned for more developments as Public Works engineers a solution. Lt. j.g. Zach Christensen Assistant Public Works Officer

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Abrahamson speaks with community members during the first ever Coffee with the Captain, August 14, 2019. Coffee with the Captain is a town hall type of event that gives the community the opportunity to ask questions, voice their concerns and give feedback to Capt. Abrahamson and other leaders of NSA Naples in a more personal and casual setting. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo


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We are currently training our staff and working on a plan to have homes preregistered and inspected to assist in cutting the wait time for appointments. With more than 3,000 listings in stock, we have to ensure that the training and expertise of our staff is the priority to assure the processes are followed in the correct order. Landlords often hire multiple realtors to assist with locating a tenant, and we cannot regulate how our landlords do business with these realtors as they are neither employees nor contractors of the housing office.” James Nixon Housing Administrator Support Officer “I recommend using the online home finding database/website: Over the last several years, the Housing team has been working hard to ensure that the thousands of properties listed on the site are updated, current, and include pictures. Additionally, choosing a home that is already registered or that has previously been leased by service members is another way to minimize the time it takes to sign a lease and move in. However, Housing does not require homes to be preregistered before they can be selected by a service member. This allows for the customer to get the home they want (often to be the first to find a new and exciting home), and facilitates the continual influx and renewal of desirable properties into our housing database. CNIC policy requires housing to exercise due diligence in ensuring


Concern: Is there any way to accommodate Gaeta shift workers with children due to their different hours? Can the Gaeta community have a bus to attend meet-and-greet Area Orientation once per month? “There has been research conducted on the viability of childcare onboard Gaeta. Currently the facilities in Gaeta – the Fleet Recreation Center and the Olde Mill Inn – do not meet the requirements to provide a safe place for childcare. In 2018, the NSA Naples Fire Prevention Office, Installation Safety, and Naples Child and Youth Programs staff conducted a comprehensive inspection of the spaces and there are several inspection items which do not meet the CNIC guidelines or OPNAVINST 1700.9E requirements. The facilities were not intended as a childcare facility and were not designed with the required childcare occupancy safety measures in place. We are sympathetic to the needs of the community, but the spaces do not comply with the legally required safety factors for childcare.” Shannon McCaulley School Liaison Officer There is not currently a bus route in place, but NSA Naples will take it under review. Gaeta does, however, conduct a targeted Area Orientation (AO), and the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) representative in Gaeta, Mr. Angelo D’Arienzo, is the intercultural relations (ICR) specialist. “We offer AO/ICR seminars on a regular basis or upon request. Additionally, we offer a One Stop/Check-in Workshop when full AO/ICR seminars are not running. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out through these methods: Comm. 011-39081-568-8354 / 011-39-081-568-8357, DSN 626-8354/7, Fax 011-39-081-5688353, Email You can also find us on the Gaeta FFSC Facebook page at Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything!” Angelo D’Arienzo FFSC Gaeta Workcenter Consultant Concern: Can we get upgrades to the base for families and small children? Like shaded playgrounds and a soft play area? “Thank you for bringing this proposal to my attention. My team will look into the physical and financial feasibility of your suggestions. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.” Capt. Todd Abrahamso, NSA Naples Commanding Officer There are more questions out there, and all stakeholders onboard NSA Naples – personnel, family members, and local nationals – are encouraged to attend the town halls and future Coffee with the Captain events. For more news on NSA Naples, please follow us on Instagram @NSANaples, Twitter @NSA_Naples, and Facebook at


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JOBS CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (CHR) Effective now through September 30, 2019, the CNREURAFSWA Human Resources Office, Naples, 1st Floor of Admin. 1 at Capodichino, customer service hours are: ● Monday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ● Tuesday – By appointment only ● Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ● Thursday – 12:30 to 3 p.m. ● Friday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customer service operation hours for the following services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only: ● ID/CAC Cards (DD1172-2) ● Work Certificates Please call 314-626-5772 or 314626-5409 for additional information and to schedule an appointment. For urgent matters outside the above office hours, call the Front Desk at 314-626-5409 for assistance.

U.S. POSITIONS USAJOBS WEBSITE: IMPORTANT NOTICE: USA Staffing Applicant Documentation – Process Change effective July 1, 2019. For any Job Announcement posted July 1, 2019 or later, all applicants, including current Department of the Navy (DON) employees, will be required to submit both eligibility and qualification supporting documents at time of application. This change in process is designed to increase the quality of our referral certificates, standardize application procedures for all DON vacancy announcements, and reduce the wait time for tentative job offers. Documentation Requirements At the time of application, applicants must provide documentation that supports the eligibility, promotion eligibility, and qualification claims they make in their application package, such as: copies of SF-50s, transcripts, licenses, certifications, etc. This includes transcripts and licenses to support eligibility for announcements for occupational series in which DON employees currently reside in (e.g. engineers). Applicants that do not provide supporting documentation at the time of application will not be referred to the hiring manager. For additional information, applicants may consult the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Office web site at regions/cnreurafswa/about /job_openings/USVacancies.html or call the CHR front desk at DSN 626-5409, Commercial 081-568-5409. All Department of Navy overseas U.S. civilian positions aboard Naples and

Gaeta commuting area will be posted on USAJOBS website. Not familiar with USAJOBS? Get started by creating an account at Once registered, you may customize your job searches, set up job alerts and store your resume and other essential employment documents online and be ready to apply for a job anytime. Already have an account on USAJOBS but have questions about applying for overseas positions, contact the DON Employee Intake Center for assistance at The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship is required.

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS To find out what positions are currently open, call our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted at The Civilian Human Resources (CHR) located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: regions/cnreurafswa/about/ job_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the Security Pass and ID Office at Gricignano, Support Site, or at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR), Capodichino, Naples. The CHR Office must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. CLOSING September 5, 2019 Management & Program Analyst, Ua-0343-01, ANN# 33191-368200-PG, Full Time Permanent. Financial Technician, Ua-0503-05, ANN#43496421039-AG, Full Time Permanent. CLOSING September 12, 2019 Automotive Mechanic II, Uc-5823-06, ANN# 44308409573-VC, Full Time Permanent. If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact in-

formation. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the CHR services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, a CHR Representative is available for the bi-weekly “Meet & Greet” at the NSA, Support Site Base, Navy Exchange Food Court area from 8-9 a.m. 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 CHR representative is unable to provide you a response, he/she will bring the question back to the CHR office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next “Meet & Greet” is to be determined.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: https://www. regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings.html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081-5684164/2505/5612/8202. The applications may be emailed to

NAF currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and our website for upcoming announcements and job openings.

NEX U.S. NAF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Bldg. 2091-B. Call DSN 629-4774 or Comm. 081-813-5252/ 5253/5254. Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application visit – To assist your job search go directly to the location field, open the drop down menu and click on Italy, then click on SEARCH FOR JOBS button. You will see all the jobs in Italy. Make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above. EUROPE DISTRICT ADMIN Ann#1900035N Human Resources Representative/61/NF-02/SeasonalFlex – Assignment Ends January 31, 2020. Pay: $9$11 per hour. Job Summary: Performs a variety of ad-

ministrative support duties that involve recruiting; processing personnel actions; conducting orientation training and exit interviews; and completing the submission of performance appraisals. NAPLES DISTRIBUTION CENTER Ann#1900023F Warehouse Worker/71/NA05/Flex-Open Until Filled. Pay: $14.06 per hour. Job Summary: Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lowergrade associates. Ann#1900023C Warehouse Worker/72/NA05/Flex-Open Until Filled. Pay: $14.06 per hour. Job Summary: Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lowergrade associates.

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MORE BASE NOTES Sept. 2-20: Registration for Greenkeeper’s Revenge Tournament Registration for Greenkeeper’s Revenge Tournament at Carney Park Golf Course will be held from September 2-20 at the golf course. The tournament will be held September 21 beginning at 8 a.m. and is open to teens and adults. The greenkeeper will set the course with unusual spots and holes in difficult locations, so bring your best golf game, cunning and patience. Cost includes green fee, golf cart, range balls, prize fund and lunch. For details call Comm. 081-526-4296.

Five-time Olympic medalist and motivational speaker Josh Davis leads by example while showing swimmers proper streamlining form at the Capodichino pool during the Josh Davis Swim Camp 2019. Photo by Jason Markvart


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season, which officially kicked off August 26. The first official swim meet will take place September 14 at Naval Air Station Sigonella. In addition to a busy practice and swim meet schedule, the Naples Tiger Sharks have also participated in several community events, including: A car wash on August 18; Back 2 School Block Party on August 23; Kick Off party at Strikers Bowling Center on August 24; and an upcoming car wash September 29 behind the fire house at Support Site. Both parents and swimmers are excited to embark on the new season. Approximately 65 swimmers have joined the team so far, but the Tiger Sharks still have room for a few more dedicated and passionate swimmers. If you are – or know someone – who is interested in participating with the Tiger Sharks as a swimmer or volunteer please contact Solange Markvart at or visit or @naplestigersharks on Facebook.

click on “Fitness & Sports” then “Intramural Sports” or call DSN 629-6258 or Comm. 081811-6258. Sept. 5: Thursday Night Mixed League Have fun with friends, family members or coworkers every Thursday evening on a three- or four-person team for Mixed League Bowling beginning September 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Strikers Bowling Center. For details call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900.

Sept. 3: Have-a-Ball League Bowl for eight weeks, three games per night, beginning September 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Strikers Bowling Center. At the end of the league season you will receive your very own bowling ball drilled to the specification of your hand. For details and registration call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900.

Sept. 5, 12 and 26: Storytime at the Support Site Library Preschool children and their parents are invited to attend story reading fun at the Support Site Library throughout September beginning at 10:30 a.m. Themes are: Sept. 5-Back to school; September 12-Library card sign-up month; September 26-Hispanic Heritage celebration. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361.

Sept. 3-5: Registration for CYP Youth Sports Start Smart Soccer CYP Youth Sports and Fitness Fall Season Start Smart will hold registration for 3 to 5 year olds interested in playing soccer September 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youth Center. For details call DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-811-4722.

Sept. 6-9: Capodichino Front Gate Closure The Capodichino main (front) gate will be closed from September 6 at 5 p.m. through September 9 at 5 a.m. for preventive maintenance. During this time all vehicular traffic must use the Capodichino back gate. Pedestrian access will still be authorized through the Capodichino front gate. For details call DSN 626-5914.

Sept. 3-5: Registration for CYP Youth Sports Flag Football, Cheerleading, Soccer CYP Youth Sports and Fitness Fall Season will hold registration for 6 to 18 year olds interested in flag football, soccer and cheerleading September 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youth Center. Details available at For details call DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-811-4722.

Sept. 7: NMCRS Thrift Shop Bag Sale The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop will be open September 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a bag sale. Thrift Store normal hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The NMCRS Thrift Shop is located at the back of Bldg. 2088 (adjacent to the veterinarian’s office, just behind the fire station and across from the bowling alley) on Support Site. Authorized patrons include U.S. DOD and JFC ID card holders. Donations are accepted only during store hours at the side door. NMCRS office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For details email or call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

Sept. 4: Lieutenant (Father) Vincent Capodanno Day Celebration in Gaeta Come join the crew of the U.S. 6th Fleet Flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the City of Gaeta to celebrate the life of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Vincent Capodanno on September 4 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Piazza Vincent Capodanno in Gaeta. For details email or call DSN 6269000 ext. 2427. Sept. 4: Monthly Teddy Bear Club USO Naples, in collaboration with Connect the Tots and New Parent Support Program, will host its free Monthly Teddy Bear Club Picnic for children up to 4 years old of U.S. ID card holders on September 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Activities, crafts, and snacks are included. Registration required in person. Limited availability. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Now-Sept. 5: Registration for Captain’s Cup Flag Football Register to compete in Captain’s Cup Flag Football now through September 5. Register as a team or individual. No registration fee. For details visit and

Sept. 7: Sea Kayaking with Outdoor Recreation Enjoy a paddle in the Mediterranean along the beautiful Naples, Sorrento or Amalfi coast on September 7. Departure time will be 7:45 a.m. from the Outdoor Recreation Center, Support Site. Trips are guided by experienced kayak instructor. Open to ages 15 and older (15-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian). Previous kayaking experience or workshop participation is required. For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Sept 8: Waffle Sunday USO Naples will host a free waffle breakfast with refreshments for our NSA Naples community members on September 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903.


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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Labor Day Legislation Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York – created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

The First Labor Day The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country. The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom and leadership – the American worker.










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History of Labor Day From the U.S. Department of Labor


Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903

Aug. 31: Positano and Amalfi by Boat . . . . . . . . . €64 Sept. 1: Grape Harvest at Cantina del Vesuvio (families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Sept. 2: Labor Day in Ravello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €35 Sept. 6: Gomorro Tour in Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . €29 Sept. 7: Grape Harvest at Cantina del Vesuvio (adults) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Sept. 8: Grape Harvest at Cantina del Vesuvio (families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Sept. 8: Ruins of Pompeii in the Afternoon . . . . €35 Sept. 14: Grape Harvest at Cantina del Vesuvio (families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Sept. 15: Zoomarine Theme Park in Rome . . . . . . €45 Sept. 20: The Medieval Borgo of Caserta. . . . . . . €29 Sept. 21: Grape Harvest at Cantina del Vesuvio (families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Sept. 21: Saturday Night at the Spa . . . . . . . . . . . €65 Sept. 22: The Legends of Paestum . . . . . . . . . . . . €45

Wine tasting tours are for adults only



Aug. 31-Sep. 2: Labor Day Weekend in Ischia . . . . . €255 Sept. 14-15: Treasures of Calabria-Chili Pepper Festival €125 Oct. 11-14: Columbus Day in Prague . . . . . . . . . . . €499 Oct 29-Nov 2: Halloween in Transylvania . . . . . . . . €910 Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Weekend in Budapest €545 For tour information, call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit



A Panorama/NSA Public Affairs Office courtesy service available for U.S. or NATO ID cardholders who have orders to PCS within six months. RULES: • New ads must be submitted on a completed Mercato form, along with a copy of both the member’s ID card (front and back) and ONLY the first two pages of PCS orders or equivalent. • Ads are limited to one per category and 25 words maximum. Ads for free pets are limited to one per person or organization (copy of ID required) and run on a space-available basis. One contact phone number per ad; no e-mail addresses. • Deadline for submission is Monday, noon for the following Friday. Public holidays (U.S. or Italian) are not an exception to this rule. ADS RUN ONE WEEK ONLY! • Any incomplete ad or ad received after the Monday, noon deadline will not be printed in that Friday’s issue. Late submissions will be considered for the next available publication. Incomplete or illegible ads will not be considered. • Free Mercato Ad forms, the only acceptable form of submission, available are naples/newsroom/panorama/ (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-5685112 (DSN 626-5112) or delivered in person to the Public Affairs Office, Capodichino, Admin I, Room 208. No other form of submission will be accepted. • To renew for the following week call 081-568-5856/5907 (DSN 626-5856/ 5907) by noon Monday. Ads not renewed by the deadline will not be published. • PAID CLASSIFIED ADS •

For services and products not eligible for free insertion in “Mercato.” Classified ads can be placed at STAMPA GENERALE (Panorama Advertising Office) located at NSA Capodichino, Building 450, 1st Floor. Cost is E 1,00 (one Euro) per word (minimum 10 words). For information on paid ads please call 081-568-7884 (DSN 626-7884). Deadline is Wednesday 4 p.m. for the current week’s edition.

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

M ISCELLANEOUS TALIAN LESSONS, for info contact Itel.Elena D'Angelo cell. 340-577-5239 or 081-891-1489.


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