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64th year, No. 30

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

NSA Naples Celebrates Military Families at Picnic

NAVY COOL Offers Sailors Expanded Credentialing Opportunities

Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Isaac Jackson prepares a hotdog during the Military Family Appreciation Day picnic onboard Naval Support Activity Naples on July 25, 2019. Hundreds of NSA community personnel and their families gathered at Central Park to enjoy barbecue, treats, games and camaraderie. The fun-filled event, which was hosted by the NSA Naples Recreation Committee, was a way of showing appreciation and thanks to our service members and their families. Photo by Lt. Jamie Moroney

From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

USS Carney Completes Sixth Forward-Deployed Patrol By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV USS Carney (DDG 64) Public Affairs

Guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 22, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney departed Rota March 23, 2019, and began its sixth Forward-Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. “The men and women of the Carney crew performed admirably,” Cmdr. Tyson Young,

The Guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 22, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street

Carney’s commanding officer, said. “We are all very excited to get back home and enjoy some well deser-

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ved leave time.” While on patrol, Carney conducted missions in support of regional allies and

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Sailors have an even wider array of opportunities to earn civilian certifications and licenses funded through Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) with a Navy policy update on July 24. Navy COOL’s website at provides information about licenses and certifications applicable to all Navy occupations, offering resources and funding to help Sailors gain appropriate civilian desired, and in many cases required, credentials. Here are the new points in the Navy COOL update: Credentials Earned and Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to your enlistment in the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded. NAVY COOL

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

HERE IS A NEW APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. On July 23, Dr. Mark T. Esper became the 27th defense secretary during a swearing-in ceremony at the White House. At a Full Honors Welcome Ceremony at the Pentagon on July 25, Esper took the time to appreciate military members, stating, “I want to thank all of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who make up the greatest fighting force known to man. All across the world, these brave Americans are standing watch to deter aggression and preserve peace. On land, in the seas, throughout the skies, and in both space and cyberspace, service members from across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines solemnly and confidently carry out their duties.” We look forward to working with you, sir. On August 15, our Italian hosts will be celebrating Ferragosto, or Assumption Day. Ferragosto is a public holiday that coincides with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also the major summer vacation period for Italians. This holiday is derived from ancient Roman festivals, which were held in the same month, and from the Feriae Augusti, or the Festivals of the Emperor Augustus, which celebrated the harvest and the completion of a demanding harvest period. In the 1920s, it became a popular tradition to take a trip during Ferragosto, and that tradition still continues on to this day. So to our Italian friends taking some well-earned time off, buon viaggio! You may have noticed some new traffic safety features around Carney Park and Capodichino. Our Public Works department has recently installed solar-powered radar speed signs at the two sites, and more will be installed at Support Site in the future. These speed monitors serve to provide a digital display notice to drivers of their speed, increasing safety on base and decreasing the likelihood of getting a speeding ticket … provided you obey the speed limits! Being in the Navy just got COOL-er. Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-line) recently expanded the funded array of opportunities Sailors have to earn civilian licenses and certifications with a Navy policy update July 24. Some of the updates include expanded funding for credentials earned and maintained prior to joining the Navy, prior other-service enlisted occupation, and additional opportunities for cross-rated Sailors, Navy Reservists, off-duty or command-sponsored training and academic degrees. For more information about Navy COOL, visit Sailors can live chat online or call 001-850-452-6683 to speak with an advisor during office hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time. Sailors can also email or use an online feedback form at As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on:


BASE NOTES Aug. 2, 5: Support Site Main Gate Closure The main gate onboard Support Site will be closed from August at 9:30 a.m. to August 5 at 4 p.m. All vehicular traffic will be shifted to the back gate during this time. Pedestrian access at the main gate will not be affected by the closure. Aug. 2: UMUC 70th Anniversary Summer Celebration UMUC will host a 70th Anniversary Summer Celebration on August 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central Park on Support Site. Join us for food, games, and family friendly entertainment while we celebrate 70 years of serving the military in war and peace. For details email or call DSN 626-6675. Aug. 6-8: Food Handler Manager Course U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Preventive Medicine will hold an 18-hour Food Handler Manager course on August 6 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upon completion of the course, participants will hold the credentials to manage fixed food facilities and conduct the four-hour food handler training for employees and staff. For registration or details email HM2 McGrath at or call DSN 626-5970.

Aug. 7: Monthly Teddy Bear Club Picnic 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 August 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Central Park aboard Support Site. Activities, crafts, and snacks are included. Please bring your picnic blankets. Limited availability; in-person registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Now-Aug. 10: NMCRS Thrift Shop The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop bag sale will be August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thrift Shop 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. For details call DSN 626-3913 or 629-4200 or visit

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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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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.

USS Mount Whitney Returns to Gaeta The Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is pushed into port on July 30, 2019, by a tugboat at Gaeta after a deployment. The Mount Whitney serves as the Command Flag Ship for Commander, Sixth Fleet / Commander, Joint Command Lisbon/Commander, Striking Force NATO and is forward-deployed to Gaeta. Mount Whitney has a complement of 150 enlisted personnel, 12 officers and 150 Civilian Mariners from Military Sealift Command. Mount Whitney was the first U.S. Navy combatant ship to permanently accommodate women on board. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alora R. Blosch


Italian Supreme Court Proclaims Home-made Lunches No Longer Allowed at School The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation said that students can no longer take sandwiches to school from home and eat them in school canteens. The highest court said that this practice can ruin the sense of equality generated by school lunchtimes where students sat down together and ate the same food. Bringing unchecked food from home could also create health problems and children sitting separately with their own snacks could also lead to discrimination based on wealth if some of the richer students brought in packed lunches filled with more expensive foods, the court stated. Newest James Bond Movie to be Filmed in Southern Italy The latest adventure of legendary movie character James Bond will be filmed this August and September in the landscape of the Puglia Region in Southern Italy. The movie will be filmed in the town of Gravina di Puglia, a town which is famous for its stunning two-level Roman

Bridge. The movie began in Matera where some scenes were shot, and this is the first time the secret agent has been filmed in the far south of Italy. The film is set for release in early 2020. Rome Leads the Way in Promoting Plastic Recycling Rome started a new initiative to recycle plastic. Every 30 plastic bottles recycled in the machines installed in three metro stations will earn a public transportation ticket. The three metro stations in Rome are Piramide, Cipro and San Giovanni. Mayor Raggi said Rome was one of the first large European capitals to introduce this system. The test phase will last 12 months. Number of Centenarian Italians on the Increase The Italian National Statistics Agency (ISTAT) reported this year that the number of centenarian people in Italy, aged 100 (centenarian) or more, has increased to more than 14,000. The number of people aged 105 or more went up by 136 percent in 10 years. More than 84 percent of people aged 100 in Italy are women, ISTAT reports.

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 veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the 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 Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Room. For details call VFW Post Commander Joel Driscoll at Comm. 340973-3324 or visit or 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 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 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

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HISTORY: VJ DAY “As President of the United States, I proclaim Sunday, September the second, 1945, to be V-J Day – the day of formal surrender by Japan. It is not yet the day for the formal proclamation of the end of the war nor of the cessation of hostilities. But it is a day which we Americans shall always remember as a day of retribution – as we remember that other day, the day of infamy. From this day we move forward. We move toward a new era of security at home. With the other United Nations we move toward a new and better world of cooperation, of peace and international good will and cooperation.” President S. Harry Truman Announcing the Surrender of Japan on September 1, 1945

On August 15, 1945, Stars and Stripes reported that President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered to the Allied Forces.

By Gary Nichols NSA Public Affairs

On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan – after atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a week earlier – had surrendered to the Allied Forces. When news of the Japanese surrender was announced, spontaneous, jubilant parties erupted around the world, just like when news of Germany’s surrender (VE Day) was announced three months earlier. Japanese Emperor Hirohito reluctantly made the difficult decision to submit to the stern terms dictated by the Allies, with the exception that his sovereignty would be maintained. Hirohito really had no choice but to capitulate: by mid-1945, Japan’s resources had become extremely limited and its ability to wage war had been virtually annihilated. Cut off from raw materials by the destruction of its merchant fleet, Japan’s factories could manufacture little in the way of weaponry. And the few ships that remained of the once-mighty Japanese Imperial Navy were limited in what they could do by lack of fuel, and its once-fearsome fleet of planes and experienced pilots were all but destroyed. On the day Nagasaki was bombed, the Soviet Union, whom the Japanese had hoped would mediate a peace, declared war and launched an invasion of Manchuria.

Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, Chief of Staff to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, (sitting) makes corrections to the Japanese copy of the Instrument of Surrender, at the conclusion of surrender ceremonies on board USS Missouri (BB-63) on September 2, 1945, at Tokyo Bay. Japanese Foreign Ministry representatives Katsuo Okazaki (wearing glasses) and Toshikazu Kase are watching from across the table. Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Archives

The Japanese knew that if they didn’t quickly surrender, both the American fleet, which was quickly advancing from the east and the Soviet Army, which was marching from the west, would soon be landing troops on their shores. Japan’s Supreme War Council, had no idea how many more atomic bombs the American military possessed and they could no longer resist against the allies. If they did, they risked further destruction of their people, cities, ports and industry. Hirohito, who had never spoken on radio, recorded an announcement, which was broadcast to the nation at noon Japan Standard Time on August 15, 1945. Although he never used the word “surrender,” his message was clear: The war had ended for Japan. “To Our Good And Loyal Subjects: After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in Our Empire today, We have decided to effect a settlement of the

present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure. We have ordered Our Government to communicate to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that Our Empire accepts the provisions of their Joint Declaration … The hardships and sufferings to which Our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all of you, Our subjects. However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable.” With that radio message, World War II had finally come to an end. Two weeks later, on September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63).

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

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Chayce Nicklaus (left) and Hospital Corpsman Second Class Michael Santillo (right) place the seventh consecutive Blue-H ribbon in the display case at the USNH Naples. Nicklaus and Santillo, Corpsmen within Health Promotions & Wellness, contribute to obtaining the Blue-H through their daily interactions with beneficiaries seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle. Photo by Christina Clarke

Lucky #7: USNH Naples Continues Blue-H Streak By Christina Clarke USNH Naples Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples took home its seventh consecutive Blue-H, the Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness Award, Gold Star. The Blue-H Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness Award is an annual award for Navy and Marine Corps commands that demonstrate excellence in health, wellness, and fitness activities and policies. Both the Support Site hospital and the Capodichino Branch Health Clinic were recognized as gold star locations. “This is the culmination of many different efforts,” Monica Schutt, the most recent Health Promotions and Wellness manager, said. “The award is a reflection not just of community events, but staff initiatives such as performing risk assessments and tracking ongoing health metrics.” The Blue-H award recognizes Navy and Marine Corps commands that have met an extensive list of pertinent health and wellness milestones, such as the establishment of a command health promotion and wellness committee, having certified tobacco cessation counselors, and participation in the annual Crews Into Shape fitness competition. Participation in preventive measures is critical for keeping warfighters in the fight – the cornerstone of USNH Naples. “Monica and our Healthcare to Health committee put forth a great deal of effort to ensure our community has access to programs and events that promote a healthy lifestyle,”

Director of Public Health Commander Misty Scheel said. “We are thankful to have a community that comes out to support and engage with our wellness initiatives.” One event that draws hundreds of community members is the annual Teddy Bear Health Clinic. Held each spring, community children are introduced to the healthcare environment in a lighthearted and engaging way; they are provided a plush teddy bear who is then “treated” for various ailments by USNH Naples staff. The clinic is meant to lessen anxiety surrounding hospital visits and introduce the community to available services. Schutt, who recently relocated to a new duty station, is grateful for her time with the Health Promotions and Wellness team. “The official notification of the award came on my last day, which made it such a positive note to end on,” she added. “I will miss the team fiercely, but I know they have the tools and leadership to continue to help the community.” If you are a USNH Naples beneficiary interested in adopting a healthy lifestyle, visit the Health Promotion and Wellness team web site at Pages/HealthPromotions/index.html or call Commercial 081-811-6457 (Support Site) or 081-811-5977 (Capodichino). For more information on the Surgeon General’s Blue-H award, visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center website at

Aug. 2: Benvenuti Newcomers Welcome, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site Theater. ● Aug. 5: Benvenuti Teens, Graffa Class, 10 a.m. to noon, Teen Center. ● Aug. 5-9: TGPS Pre-Separation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Aug. 5-9: Area Orientation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site Theater. ● Aug. 8: Baby Boot Camp, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Aug. 13: Consent Talk AFN Radio, 2 to 3 p.m. ● Aug. 14: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Aug. 16: AO Benvenuti. Newcomers Welcome, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site Theater. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION Advantages of Hydropower From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Most people associate water power with the Hoover Dam – a huge facility harnessing the power of an entire river behind its walls – but hydropower facilities come in all sizes. Some may be very large, but they can be tiny too, taking advantage of water flows in municipal water facilities or irrigation ditches. Water Power can even be “dam-less,” with diversions or runof-river facilities that channel part of a stream through a powerhouse before the water rejoins the main river. Whatever the method, hydroelectric power is much easier to obtain and more widely used than most people realize. In fact, all but two states (Delaware and Mississippi) use hydropower for electricity, some more than others. For example, about 74 percent of Washington State’s electricity comes from hydropower. Additionally, hydropower costs less than most energy sources. States like Idaho, Washington, and Oregon that get the majority of their electricity from hydropower have energy bills that are lower than the rest of the country. Water power offers a number of advantages to the communities that they serve. Below are just some of the benefits that hydropower has over other methods of providing energy. Advantages of Hydropower: ● Hydropower is fueled by water, so it’s a clean fuel source, meaning it won’t pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas. ● Hydroelectric power is a domestic source of energy, allowing each state to produce their own energy without being reliant on international fuel sources. ● The energy generated through hydropower relies on the water cycle, which is driven by the sun, making it a renewable power source, making it a more reliable and affordable source than fossil fuels that are rapidly being depleted. ● Some hydropower facilities can quickly go from zero power to maximum output. Because hydropower plants can generate power to the grid immediately, they provide essential back-up power during major electricity outages or disruptions. ● In addition to a sustainable fuel source, hydropower efforts produce a number of benefits, such as flood control, irrigation, and water supply. 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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LS2 Trevor Hachett “I’ve been wakeboarding four or five times and loved it. I can’t wait to go again.”

PSSN Alfred Cruz “I enjoy swimming because it makes me feel like I’m flying under water.”

CS2 Quentin Upshaw “I don’t have a favorite but I would really like to try parasailing. I’ve been skydiving before, so I think it might be similar.”

LS2 Robert Solowinski “I like swimming because it’s a good cardio workout, it tests your stamina and willingness to keep going, and it’s refreshing on a hot summer day.”

YN2 Oleksiy Isaev “Skimboarding. I’m pretty good at it, but I’m not a pro.”

U.K. Sailors Earn ESWS Onboard USS Carney By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV

United Kingdom sailors on temporary duty to the Arleigh Burke-class guidedmissile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) warfare devices, July 21, 2019. Command Master Chief David Marcus, the senior enlisted leader and ESWS program manager, offered the allied sailors the unique opportunity to earn a U.S. Navy warfare device during their time aboard the Carney. “Since they are here in support of our mission and as long as they were willing to put in the work, I was more than willing to allow them this chance,” Marcus said. “The fact that these two sailors were able to come aboard as allied representatives, perform their duties and responsibilities, and earn our ESWS device is no easy feat.” The ESWS device represents a Sailors’

knowledge of the ship and its systems, and is specifically tailored to the type of platform they are serving on. Aboard Carney they had to show proficiency in the following departments: deck, sonar, operations, combat systems, damage control, supply, and engineering. In addition to ship specific areas, they also had to be proficient in U.S. naval heritage. “It made for long days and it was a lot of

work,” U.K. sailor AB1 Nicholai Higginbotham said. “There was a lot to learn given the short amount of time we had aboard the Carney.” “It was difficult at first. The main part was learning the basics and acronyms,” U.K. sailor AB1 Lawrence Hepworth said. “After that, it was easier, we were able to adapt and revise.”

While the U.K. sailors were aboard they were integrated into the Carney’s watch rotations and stood 12-hour watches and were held to the same standard as their U.S. counterparts. “The best part was being able to go through all the spaces and meet everyone on the ship,” Higginbotham said. “It increased my appreciation for the crew and the work that they do.” “It was a great opportunity,” Hepworth said. “The whole process provided us with more a sense of inclusion.” Typically a U.S. Sailor has 30 months to complete their ESWS. The U.K. sailors had to complete the program in less than four months. Both sailors echoed the same sentiment when they completed the final Chief’s board. “After I found out I passed, it was a massive relief,” Hepworth said. “The Carney sailors aboard really went out of their way to help us out. There is no way we could have finished it in the amount of time

United Kingdom sailors on temporary duty to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) earned their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) warfare devices on July 21, 2019. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV

without their support.” Both U.K. sailors are attached to Her Majesty’s Ship Collingwood, which is the warfare training center located in Fareham, Portsmouth, England. USS Carney, forward deployed to Naval Station Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet are of operations in support of

U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, and interagency partners, in order to advance national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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Carney and the crew also conducted several bilateral and multilateral exercises with multiple partner and allied navies in the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Each exercise had the goal of improving maritime capabilities and reassuring NATO allies and regional partners of U.S. 6th Fleet’s commitment to maritime security and stability in its area of operations. The exercises included the U.K. led exercise Joint Warrior 19-1, the U.S. led exercise Formidable Shield 19, and the U.S. and Ukrainian joint-led exercise Sea Breeze 2019. At the midpoint of the patrol, Carney returned to Rota for a three-week training and maintenance availability (TRAV). This availability allowed Carney to conduct maintenance and material management, and allowed the crew to prepare for the mobility damage con-

trol warfare certification (MOB-D). Following TRAV, Carney returned to the Black Sea to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2019, and upon completion, headed back towards their homeport and underwent the final stages of MOB-D and finished their certification. In total, Carney and its crew covered approximately 20,000 nautical miles and visited five countries during the patrol. With their family and friends waiting for them on the pier, the Sailors aboard Carney concluded their sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.


New Uniform Mobile App Has New Name, New Guidance From Cmdr. Erik Wells Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public Affairs

One of the more popular mobile applications the Navy has is the OPNAV Uniform Regulations app released in October 2017. Just like your worn out uniforms, the app needed updated. With a new name and more information, the OPNAV Uniform Regulations is now MyNavy UNIFORMS which hit app stores, July 18. “There are two major updates to the app,” Robert Carroll, the head of the naval uniform office at Chief of Naval Personnel, said. “We added a chapter (Chapter 2) on Grooming Standards and a chapter (Chapter 5) on Identification Badges/Awards/Insignia based on feedback from Sailors.” The changes in hairstyles for female Sailors are addressed and includes photographs of both authorized and unauthorized hairstyles. Within the app, there is a link to the AllHands website for female hairstyles and provides illustrations and examples of authorized hairstyles. Please refer to the “Hair” section under “Personal Appearance” within the MyNavy UNIFORMS app. With uniforms being phased-out and phased-in, and grooming standards changing, it can be difficult for Sailors to navigate regulations and instructions to stay on top of the guidance for properly wearing their uniforms components and accouterments. Sailors will find an FAQ section and a NAVADMIN Library that links to a variety of articles and regulations relevant to the proper wear and maintenance of uniforms. The

latest COMUSFTFORCOM message covering the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall is also included in the app. “One of the best features of the app is the Uniform Browser which has been updated to reflect recent policy changes,” Dave Driegert, assistant program manager for the Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) mobility team, said. “With requirements to maintain four sets of uniforms – working, service, dress and formal – the Uniform Browser is a quick resource tool to quickly jump to a particular section of the app to find the answers Sailors are seeking.” The MyNavy UNIFORMS app is free and available for download from the Navy App Locker, and does not require the use of a Common Access Card. The Sea Warrior Program along with Tracen Technology updated the app. The Sea Warrior Program manages a complex portfolio of information technology systems that provide full life cycle management to support MyNavy HR business operations initiatives. For more news from PEO for Enterprise Information Systems Command, visit Get more information on the Navy’s Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) at Get more information about the Navy from US Navy facebook or twitter. For more news from PEO for Enterprise Information Systems Command, visit


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Tiger Sharks Host Summer Swim Program By Solange Markvart

The Naples Tiger Sharks swim team is hosting a “Summer Swim” program through August 23, 2019. Approximately 45 swimmers of all ages (6-19) are participating in this intense swimming evolution. The program will prepare swimmers for the upcoming competitive season, which kicks off at the first official meet at Naval Air Station Sigonella on September 14. For this program along with the regular season, swimmers are divided into three different groups: advanced swimmers practice at the Capodichino pool, while both intermediate and beginner swimmers practice at the Support Site pool. You can feel the enthusiasm from the swimmers who are eager to learn new techniques and improve their skills. Additionally, a few of the advanced swimmers assist the coach on deck in and out of the water, particularly with the younger group. They provide a valuable role model for the novice swimmers who seem to be very receptive to their peers’ input and encouragements. “Summer swimming brings back such fond memories of my competing against friends in clubs around my hometown,” Assistant Coach Chris Goetz said.

He explained there would be no official swim competition this summer, because the swimmers would focus on improving and strengthening their technique. “This program is a great opportunity for the younger and older swimmers alike to work on conditioning, form and eliminating bad stroke habits,” Goetz added. “I am really looking forward to hearing that starter signal at the first meet of the season!” Advanced swimmer Tiger Shark 12-year-old Lyla MacIsaac said she was eager to begin the swim season. “Swimming is an amazing sport,” MacIsaac said. “It requires dedication and determination, and despite the daily 4:30 a.m. wake ups, this summer swim session has been very rewarding so far. The coaching staff continues to push us hard to enhance fitness and focus on technique. Fellow swimmers also challenge me, and I feel really close to the team.” Advanced swimmer and brand new Tiger Shark 16-year-old Sarah Sincock said she helps coach the younger swimmers, but discovered that her own swimming has improved a lot from that experience. “Assisting the younger kids with their techniques is a learning ex-

Naples Tiger Sharks swimmer, Aidan Crile, swimming breaststroke during early morning practice. Photo by Jason Markvart

perience, and helps me to perfect my own swimming technique,” Sincock said. With the summer program halfway over, the Naples Tiger Sharks are looking forward to the start of the competitive swim season. Multi-Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion swimmer and motivational speaker Josh Davis will be at the Capodichino pool August 12 to 14 to inspire and encourage the Tiger Sharks and other swimmers. Registration for this once-in-a-lifetime event is open to NSA community swimmers ages 6 to 19 who are able to pass the

MWR swim test. The Naples Tiger Sharks will also be at the annual Back to School Block Party on August 23, 2019. To learn more about the Tiger Sharks, be sure to stop by the block party. The Tiger Sharks lost many team members who recently PCS’d, so if you are interested in joining one of the best swim teams in Europe or learning more about the team please email Solange Markvart at or visit or @naplestigersharks on Facebook.

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Looking For a Place to Live in Naples? NSA Housing Staff Has You Covered By IT2 Matthew Cuartero Navy Reserve NSA Naples 106

Summertime is the peak PCS season, and with that comes a lot of new Sailors and civilians to the area. We all know that a PCS means two things are certain: a new work environment; and the challenging task of moving your belongings to a new home. Here in Naples, Sailors and civilians have a lot of choices on where to live, whether it is on or off base. Moving can be challenging, but the housing staff at the Support Site is here to help both incoming and departing members make that transition easier. Administrative Support Specialist James Nixon recommends that for all arriving and departing personnel, the Housing Of-

fice should be their first and last stop. “I get a lot of questions, a lot of people coming in, and I work hand in hand with all of the agents here in the office to make sure everything is correct and legal from a housing standpoint,” Nixon said. The housing staff is a huge team, and they work together to help incoming and outgoing personnel with their housing issues. The way leases and agreements work in Italy is different and typically more time consuming than most leases stateside. The main goal for Nixon and his staff is to streamline and simplify that process. “We have to make sure that the house is safe and secure for the Sailors, and we work with the owners of that property to ensure

U.S. Army Capt. Martin Aquino (left) speaks with Housing Management Assistant Sandra Acri (right), an employee of the NSA Housing Office for more than 20 years, about the PCS departure process. Photo by IT2 Matthew Cuartero

that,” Nixon added. For housing questions visit or call DSN 629-4466 or Commercial 081-8114466.

Five Steps for New Sailors / Civilians Applying for Economy Housing 1. H.E.A.T – HEAT stands for Housing Early Assistance Tool. Navy Housing has developed HEAT to assist service members (SVMs) and their families in obtaining housing information Navy wide. HEAT allows SVMs, DoD-sponsored civilians, and their families to get the housing process started online at one or more Navy installations before or after they receive their Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. HEAT is available to any SVM at all Navy installations. HEAT creates an easy user experience to connect with your destination. Spouses can use the tool as well, needing only minimal information about their SVM. What you need to get started: ● Sponsor’s Last Name ● Sponsor’s DoD ID number ● Your Contact Information ● New Duty Location(s) 2. Upon arrival members check into Navy Lodge at Support Site. It is the primary place of lodging for activeduty service members. 3. Attend Area Orientation within 72 hours of arrival. Members who are accompanied by family can request a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) from the Navy Lodge, which may be granted if five units our less are available at the time of arrival. 4. A Sailor / civilian will meet with an agent and will provide all the proper paperwork to get approved for a rental. The individual can return to the housing office if they have any more questions. At this time, the individual can contact the facilities department if they need help with hiring movers. 5. When the Sailor / civilian gets all the paperwork necessary and they have the lease signed with the agent, the individual can move into the new residence. Important Note: Only Sailors E-5 to O-6 with NO dependents are qualified for economy (out on town) housing. All civilians are qualified for economy housing. Single Sailors E-1 through E-4 are restricted to Unaccompanied Housing (UH). Accompanied Sailors E-1 through O-6 fall under direct assignment, so they will be assigned to base housing. For additional information visit t/_jcr_content/par1/pdfdownload/file.res/HEAT-FLYER-NEWEST-AUG2016-web.pdf


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Prior Other-Service Enlisted Occupation If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) enlisted occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded. Over the past year, additional expanded credentialing opportunities within the Navy COOL program included: Opportunities for Cross-Rated Sailors If you have cross-rated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded. Opportunities for Navy Reservists If you are a Navy Reservist, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded. Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have it funded. For example, if you took a command-sponsored emergency medical technician (EMT) course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential. Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees Out-of-rate requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree may also be funded if it can be directly related to a national industry certification or federal license. For example, if you have a degree in human resources but are serving as a culinary specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. As with any credential, Sailors must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors’ requirements. For more information about Navy COOL visit or Sailors can live chat online or call (from Italy) 001-850-452-6683 to speak with an advisor during office hours, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time. Sailors can also email or use an online feedback form at Navy COOL is a program through Naval Education and Training Command as part of MyNavy HR force development, which ensures that Sailors are equipped with the specific skills they need to do their jobs and have access to educational opportunities to enhance their careers. Sailors can also take advantage of other programs that promote continuous self-improvement through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) and the Navy College Program. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit and

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

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Above: More than 50 Naples area students performed in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Cinderella at the Support Site Chapel on July 26, 2019.

Right: Emma Mass as Cinderella (left) and Parker Carlin as Raggedy Annie / Fairy Godmother (right) wish for Cinderella’s dream to come true during the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Cinderella at the Support Site Chapel on July 26, 2019. Photos by Shannon McCaulley

Musical Adaption of Cinderella Wowed Audiences By Shannon McCaulley Naples Child & Youth Programs

A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true were woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother on July 26, 2019, at the Support Site Chapel when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students presented an original musical adaptation of

“Cinderella.” Cinderella was presented in two performances to audiences of more than 150 people per show. The excitement-filled cheers of children, parents and community members were a testament to the hard work and talent of the students. All of the players in Cinderella were local students, with the exception of Patches who was played by MCT Tour Actor / Director Carley Weldy. Cinderella was Emma Mass; the two Stepsisters were Gabby North and Angelina Seward; the Stepmother was Violet Johnston; Cleo the Cat was Juliet Connel; Fido the Dog was Ava Chilko; the King was Daniel Estrada; the Town Criers were Mag-

gie McDonald and Lily Sanchez; the Lords and Ladies were 13 students; the Beggars were 10 students who were led by Rags the Beggar played by Jonah McEwan; the Fairy Godmother was Parker Carlin, who enlisted the help of the Mice and the Pumpkins, to create essential magic for this timeless tale; and the Assistant Director was Megan Milius. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency at Naval Support Activity Naples is presented locally by Naples Child & Youth Programs. A huge thanks to all the students committed their heart and time to this musical performance. For more information, call the Youth Center at DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081811-4722.


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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, August 2 4 p.m. Spider-Man: Far From Home, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Yesterday, PG-13 6:30 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 8 p.m. Men in Black: International, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 Saturday, August 3 3 p.m. Toy Story, 4, G 4:30 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 5:30 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood R 8:30 p.m. Midsommar (2019), R Sunday, August 4 3 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 4 p.m. Spider-Man: Far From Home, PG-13 6 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 7 p.m. Midsommar (2019), R Monday, August 5 Closed, No Movie Tuesday, August 6 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, August 7 5:30 p.m. Toy Story, 4, G 6:30 p.m. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Shaft (2019), R Thursday, August 8 5:30 p.m. The Lion King (2019), PG 6:30 p.m. Men in Black: International, PG-13, Last Showing 7:30 p.m. Annabelle Comes Home, R

Annabelle Comes Home R, Horror-Mystery-Thriller, 106 min. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, Patrick Wilson, Madison Iseman and Emily Brobst. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target – the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw Premiere 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 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. Men in Black: International Last Showing PG-13, Action-Comedy-SciFi, 115 min. Cast: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: A mole in the Men in Black organization. Midsommar (2019) Premiere R, Drama-Horror-Mystery, 147 min. Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper and Will Poulter. A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-

summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. 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. Shaft (2019) Last Showing R, Action-Comedy-Crime, 111 min. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall and Alexandra Shipp. John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Spider-Man: Far From Home PG-13, Action-Adventure-Comedy, 130 min. Cast: Tom Holland, Angourie Rice, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, and Samuel L. Jackson. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Toy Story 4 G, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 100 min. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hanks, Jordan Peele and Tim Allen. When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Yesterday PG-13, Comedy-Fantasy-Music, 116 min. Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell and Meera Syal. A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

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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Navy’s Top Admiral in Africa Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Ghana Navy

Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (center left), and U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters (center right), speak with Sailors assigned to the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (TEPF 7) during a site visit to Sekondi, Ghana, July 23, 2019. Foggo is in Ghana to discuss the strong military relationship between the U.S. and Ghana and to emphasize each country’s commitment to the security of the Gulf of Guinea and how ensuring maritime security can lead to prosperity for the region and African nations. His visit coincides with the Ghana Navy’s 60th anniversary and the International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC), hosted by Ghana, as well as the USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)’s visit to the country as part of its 2019 Africa Partnership Station deployment. Photo by MC2 Ford Williams By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

ADM James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEURNAVAF), met with the Ghanaian Minister of Defense, Chief of Defense, and Chief of Naval Staff during a three-day visit to attend the International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) in Accra, Ghana, from July 22-24, 2019. During Foggo’s visit, the senior leaders discussed maritime security and cooperation as well as future exercises

and engagements in the Gulf of Guinea. The meetings reaffirmed the friendship and collaboration between Ghana and the United States. “This conference and the contributions of Ghana’s Navy for the past 60 years demonstrate how far we have come as partners in Africa,” Foggo, who gave remarks during a luncheon at the IMDEC, said. “I am honored to be with such a distinguished audience – the senior leaders who are committed to fostering continued security and progress in the maritime domain. It is precisely this

continued progress that we advocate today.” The discussions occurred in conjunction with the Ghana Navy’s 60th anniversary celebration and the IMDEC, which brought together more than 250 international senior officials from navies, coast guards, and marine police throughout the Gulf of Guinea, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. The focus of the conference was to promote maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and to enhance economic prosperity by addressing the trafficking of

people and drugs, illegal fishing, and piracy. “It’s especially fitting that we are in Ghana, a hub on the Gulf, to reflect and discuss our collective efforts in Atlantic Africa,” Foggo said. “The vast scale of the region and global importance of the challenge means we all have to work together to bring numerous countries, allies, coalitions and partners, international and regional organizations together to work side-by-side — shoulder-toshoulder.” Foggo discussed the importance of Africa today and Africa tomorrow, as the United Nations Population Division estimates the continent’s population will be approximately 2.5 billion people in 2050, with 60 percent being under the age of 24. He noted that the promise of prosperity in the continent is unparalleled and emphasized the critical importance of the seas, as 38 of the 54 African countries are coastal nations. “Maritime security is critical for coastal nations for two reasons,” Foggo said. “First, seaborne trade is the lifeblood of global trade. When maritime trade freely sails across the oceans, economic development and opportunities for prosperity are possible. And second, maritime resources are the inheritance of current and future generations. Stewardship requires leaders who advocate and protect the

maritime domain.” In addition to hosting the IMDEC, Ghana also welcomed Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7), July 21. The ship is deployed to the Gulf of Guinea in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), which is the U.S. Navy’s second deployment to the Gulf of Guinea in 2019. Carson City’s APS deployment demonstrates progress through partnership and U.S. commitment to West African countries through small boat maintenance assistance, maritime law enforcement engagement, and medical and community relations outreach, which includes port visits in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cabo Verde. “These efforts highlight our common goal of enhancing maritime security and strengthening the vital institutions that enable economic growth and prosperity throughout the region,” Foggo said. “As you know, policing waters is more than just catching pirates or stopping illegal fishing. It’s a sovereignty issue and it’s the only way to preserve freedom of navigation and to maintain precious resources for future generations.” Ghana has expanded its naval cooperation to adjoining nations. The Ghana Navy and Air Force joined the U.S. Coast Guard and Togolese Navy in June for

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Operation Junction Rain as part of the Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), where they conducted joint maritime law enforcement operations in the Gulf of Guinea. The ultimate goal for AMLEP is for African partner nations to conduct law enforcement operations independently of U.S. efforts and enhance their own maritime enforcement capabilities to improve the management and security of the maritime domain, promote the prosperity of local economies, and boost the quality of life for African families. Additionally, Ghana participated in exercise Obangame Express 2019 in March, one of three annual NAVEURNAVAF regional exercises, which provides collaborative opportunities for African forces and international partners to address maritime security concerns. In 2020, Ghana will be host nation for Obangame Express for the second time since the exercise’s inception in 2010. “I am excited and confident Ghana will do a superb job when it hosts the 2020 exercise, even as the exercise has evolved and increased in complexity from where we began in 2010,” Foggo said. “This is a significant exercise



Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (center right), tours the bridge of Ghanaian ship GNS Chemle (P 36) during a site visit to Sekondi, Ghana, July 23, 2019. Foggo is in Ghana to discuss the strong military relationship between the U.S. and Ghana and to emphasize each country’s commitment to the security of the Gulf of Guinea and how ensuring maritime security can lead to prosperity for the region and African nations. His visit coincides with the Ghana Navy’s 60th anniversary and the International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC), hosted by Ghana, as well as the USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)’s visit to the country as part of its 2019 Africa Partnership Station deployment. Photo by MC2 Ford Williams

in the region and Ghanaian leadership is appreciated.” Ghana created its Navy two years after its Independence Day in 1959, committing itself to maritime security. “I congratulate Ghana on 60 years of naval excellence and sponsoring a very successful forum,” Foggo said. “I anticipate many future joint efforts to enhance the maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.” APS is NAVEUR-NAVAF’s flagship maritime security cooperation program focusing on maritime safety and security through increased mari-

time awareness, response capabilities, and infrastructure. It consists of the various exercises and operations conducted by U.S., European, and African partners and allies throughout the U.S. Africa Command area of operations. NAVEUR-NAVAF, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other parties in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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. 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 decisionmaking. 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. 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 333-704-9607 or email or visit

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Beat the Heat Before It Beats You By Leslie Tomaino Naval Safety Center Public Affairs

Now that we are two-thirds of the way through “101 Critical Days of Summer,” and much of the country bears through extreme heat conditions, the Naval Safety Center would like to remind you July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Whether you are deployed, in port, or off duty, Sailors must be mindful of the risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illness at all times. On an aircraft carrier deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the heat index can easily reach upward of 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Surrounded by water, it can feel impossible for flight-deck Sailors to escape the scorching sun. Many shipboard spaces contain environments of high heat and humidity, including engineering spaces, galleys, sculleries, laundries and weather decks in hot climates, especially during flight-deck operations, exercises and drills. Heat stress can affect

anyone under the right conditions. By definition, heat stress is any combination of work, airflow, humidity, air temperature, thermal radiation or internal body condition that strains the body as it tries to regulate its temperature. Controlling heat stress is important for mission readiness and other functions aboard ships and combat vehicles, particularly with those tasks that demand mental attentiveness. Significant heat exposure can increase shipboard manning requirements in specific locations and during operations by a factor of three. The ability to do physical work in hot environments decreases, and there is an increased need to make personnel substitutions. Heat stress can occur anywhere under the right conditions. Sustained high temperatures leading to heat stress conditions can lower work performance and morale and impair mental alertness, increasing the risk of workplace accidents, affecting the readiness of the command. Severe heat stress can lead to heat-related illnesses, disabilities, and even death. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat

rash are conditions you should know and be able to recognize when they occur. Heat Stroke Heat stroke, the most serious health problem for people working in the heat, is not very common. Heat stroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its core temperature. Sweating stops and the body cannot release enough excess heat. Victims will die unless they receive proper treatment promptly. Signs and symptoms include mental confusion, delirium, fainting, seizures, body temperature of 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and hot, dry skin that is usually red or bluish in color. Call for medical assistance immediately and request an ambulance, move the victim to a cool area, soak the victim with cool water, and fan the victim vigorously to increase cooling. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion happens when a person sweats a lot and does not drink enough fluids or take in enough salt, or both. The signs and symptoms include feeling weak, tired or giddy, nausea, normal or slightly high body temperature, pale, clammy skin (so-

metimes flushed). In the event of heat exhaustion, rest in a cool place, drink a sports drink containing an electrolyte, and avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol. In severe cases involving vomiting or fainting, call for medical assistance, and have the person taken to a medical facility. Heat Cramps Heat cramps are painful muscle spasms. They occur when a person drinks a lot of water, but the body does not replace salts lost from sweating. Tired muscles are most likely to experience cramps. Signs and symptoms include cramping or spasms of muscles that occur during or after work. Drink a sports drink with electrolyte, and if the cramps are severe or not relieved, seek medical attention. Heat Rash Heat rash, also called prickly heat, may occur in hot and humid environments where sweat cannot evaporate easily. When the rash covers a large area, it can

become very uncomfortable. Heat rash treatment includes resting in a cool place and allowing the skin to dry. The signs and symptoms include a rash of small pink or red bumps, itching, irritation, or prickly sensation. Keep skin clean and dry to prevent infection, wear loose cotton clothing, take cool baths, and seek relief in a place with air conditioning. Remember to always drink plenty of different fluids throughout the day and take breaks when working in the heat. If something does not seem right, take a break, and seek medical attention if your condition does not improve. Look out for early signs of heat stress and recognize the signs of other heat-related illness in others. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heat illnesses, and taking precautions to avoid them will help “beat the heat” and could potentially save a life. For more news from Naval Safety Center, visit

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Benvenuti Teens Visit Historical Sites in Naples By Shannon McCaulley School Liaison Officer

Twenty-two newly-arrived teens participated in the Benvenuti Teens trip to the Catacombe di Napoli and Capodimonte Park on July 30, 2019. The trip started by exploring Italian culture and history with a private tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro. The underground site began as a 2nd century A.D. burial ground and over the centuries was expanded by Christians, became abandoned, and was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. “I thought it was very cool,” Luca Salata, a new student at Naples Middle-High School, said. Our tour guide was good and I was surprised that I actually wasn’t bored.” FFSC Intercultural Relations Specialist Tiziana Cirillo coordinates the Italian culture trips with the School Liaison Officer to present the Benvenuti Teens program. “The fact that we can

make teens curious about the world and what to explore is why this program is so important to the Naples community,” Cirillo said. “To expose kids to new culture opens their minds while helping them meet others and transition to their new community.” The Benvenuti Teens Summer Youth Sponsorship Program is a collaboration between Naples Child & Youth Programs (CYP) and Naples Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC). The program is designed to support youth in their transition to Naval Support Activity Naples, and is supported by area teen volunteers who have an understanding of what it feels like to be the “new kid” in the community, are accepting of new peers, and receive training in fostering a supportive environment. The next trip for the Benvenuti Teens will be Graffa Making on August 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. The teens will visit a

Teens new to the Naples area explore the Catacombe di Napoli as part of the Bevenuti Teens program Intercultural Relations trip on July 30, 2019. Photo by Shannon McCauleyCpl. Niles Lee

local Italian Pasticerria (bakery) to learn how the Italian pastry “graffa” – which is similar to a doughnut – is made.

To register for this trip or to learn more about upcoming New Teen Orientations, stop by the Youth Center at Support

Site or email the School Liaison Officer at mil or call DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-811-4722.


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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 626-2871or 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. 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. 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.

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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 offbase and playground meet-ups. For the latest on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy.

The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRASI) 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.

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. 081721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby.

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

Catholic Women Of The Chapel (CWOC) meets weekly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for faithsharing 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

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.

Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email

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: 6266672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building.

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 6261690 or Comm. 081-568-1690, or visit Fil-Am Naples, Italy on Facebook.

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.

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 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 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 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. 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. 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 081-811-5554.

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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 contact 314-626-5772 or 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 https://www.cnic. 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. Human Resources currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and our website for upcoming announcements and job openings. If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-5685409. 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 information. 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.cnic. regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings. html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081568- 4164/2505/5612/8202. 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 8:30 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 (mostly Naples area); just make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above.

NAPLES DISTRIBUTION CENTER Ann#1900023F Warehouse Worker/71/NA-05/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 lower-grade associates. Ann#1900023C Warehouse Worker/72/NA-05/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 lower-grade associates.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Naples Tiger Sharks Seeking Coaches The Naples Tiger Sharks swim team is looking for group coaches to assist with the coaching of swimmers for the 2019-2020 season. Qualified candidates will be able to create thorough, age-appropriate workouts focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development and drills; Lead structured practices during practices; Help record all work-outs and track daily attendance; Assist with administrative matters relating to the team, swim meet arrangements and team performance as well as interaction with parents; Assist in recording times at swim meets; Attend swim team events such as meets, meetings, and social events; Engage parents and cultivate relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment. Recommended qualifications include: 2-plus years’ experience as a competitive swimmer; 2-plus years of coaching experience; USA Swimming Coach or ASCA Level 1 certification (or willing to obtain certificate); must have a strong foundation in stroke mechanics and be able to communicate effectively with swimmers and their parents; enthusiastic, dynamic presence with good communication skills; other certifications including: CPR, AED, Basic First Aid (or willing to obtain certificate). For details email Head Coach Lisa Kanak at or team president at or visit @naplestigersharks at Facebook or


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Aug. 10: USO Summerfest USO Naples, in collaboration with MWR, will host Summerfest for the NSA Naples community on August 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Park aboard Support Site. This special evening will feature live music entertainment by the Naval Forces Europe Band along with family games and activities. There will be burgers and hot dogs for the first 300 people and WRA’s Fried Pizza Menu available for purchase (both euro and dollars accepted). Feel free to bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. August 10: Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR/AED Certification The Red Cross is offering an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course on August 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capodichino Red Cross Training Room, Bldg. 450. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Naples Red Cross may change or cancel this course based on enrollment and instructor availability. Space is limited so sign up while space is available. You must register three business days in advance. To register visit https://www.facebook. com/NaplesRedCross and for details email or call DSN 626-4788. Aug. 13: Operation Punchline: Comedy Never Hit So Hard Enjoy a free show – Operation Punchline: Comedy Never Hit So Hard – on August 13 at 7 p.m. at O’Rhys Irish Pub. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For details and guaranteed seats message the Community Recreation Facebook page at ITTNaples or call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459.

MORE BASE NOTES Now-Aug. 19: UMUC Offers Unit Classes UMUC is offering customized on-site courses at the time and location that’s most convenient for your unit. A unit course is an undergraduate, for-credit, university course specifically designed to meet unit needs. While maintaining the same high quality academic standards, faculty credentials, and program requirements offered in all UMUC programs, we can customize the format of undergraduate courses. Scheduling is flexible and designed for the convenience of the unit. For example, the course can be daytime, evenings, or weekends at times and locations which are most convenient. Popular unit requests include courses in writing, business and management, information systems management, and math. For details email naples-europe@ or call DSN 626-6673, 6266674 or 626-6675. Aug. 19, 21: Naples Middle High School New Family Orientations Naples Middle High School (NMHS) principal and assistant principal will welcome new students and parents with a grade-level information session in the NMHS Cafeteria on August 19 at 4 p.m. for 7th graders and 5 p.m. for 8th graders; and August 21 at 4 p.m. for 9th and 10th graders and 5 p.m. for 11th and 12th graders. For details call DSN 629-7500 or Comm. 081-811-7500. Aug. 21: Monthly Cup of Joe with the USO USO Naples will host a complimentary to-go coffee and morning snack at the TLA Bus Stop “C” onboard Support Site on August 21 from 7 to

8 a.m. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 6294903. Now-Aug. 22: Youth Summer Camps Various activities are available for Naples and Gaeta youth including various Summer Camps. Camp Adventure is for grades 1-6; Tween Camp is for 5th and 6th graders; Sports Camps run every week for ages 6-18; Gaeta Summer Activity Day runs every Thursday for 6 weeks. For details visit www.navymwrnaples. com/child-youth/summer-camps or call DSN 629-4722. Aug. 23: Back 2 School Block Party Kick off the new school year with food, music and fun at the Back 2 School Block Party on Friday, August 23 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the block in front of Naples Elementary and Middle High schools on Support Site. This is your one-stop shop for all things school-related. For details visit the Community Recreation Facebook page at or call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081811-4459. Now-Aug. 23: Benvenuti Teens CYP, S2S and Fleet & Family Support Center are hosting a “Benvenuti Teens” program for new arrivals. If you are a new teen (7-12th grade) arriving to Naples this summer, don’t miss the many community and cultural experiences designed for you. All teens are welcome to sign up for trips/programs, even if you are not a newcomer. For details visit or call DSN 629-6549 or Comm. 081-811-6549.

Now-Aug. 23: Pre-registration for Mud Run at Carney Park Pre-register for the annual Mud Run at the Fitness Centers now through August 23 and get a discount. The Mud Run will be held on August 24 and will be filled with fun warm-ups, heats and a 2.5 kilometer course filled with 12 obstacles and lots of mud. The first 500 paid registrants will receive a towel, and all participants will receive a medal. For details call Support Site Fitness Forum at DSN 6296604 or Comm. 081-811-6604; or Capo Fit Zone at DSN 626-4266 or Comm. 081-568-4266. Now-Aug. 24: Summer Reading Program at the libraries “It’s Showtime at your Library” is the theme for the summer reading program now through August 24. Pick up your free starter kit at the Support Site library. The more you read, the more prizes you earn. For details visit the library at Support Site or Capodichino or call DSN 629-4361 or 626-3666. Aug. 27: International School Fair Looking for options for the 2019-2020 school year? Come meet more than 20 representatives of area preschool, primary and secondary private and international schools on Tuesday, August 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at MWR Community Center on Support Site. For details email School Liaison Officer Shannon McCaulley at or call DSN 629-6549 or Comm. 081-811-6549. Aug. 27: Climbing Wall Challenge Try your hand at climbing or improving your climbing skills on Outdoor Recreation’s 25-foot climbing wall on Tuesday, August 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for the Climbing Wall Challenge at Outdoor Recreation on Support

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Site. The challenge is open to climbers 10 years and older (10-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian), and comes with auto-belay protection. For details visit and click on “Recreation” then “Support Site Outdoor Recreation” or call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081811-4947. Aug. 27-29, 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 on August 27, 28 and 29 and September 3, 4 and 5 at the Youth Center onboard Support Site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or register online at /europecyms.html. For details call the Youth Center at DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-8114722. Aug. 28-Sept. 15: Scuba Classes in Bacoli with Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation, in collaboration with Bacoli Dive Shop is offering scuba diving lessons from August 28 through September 15. The course will include class sessions, pool and open-water dives, with successful graduates receiving openwater certificates through Scuba Schools International (SSI). For details visit and click on “Recreation,” then “Support Site Outdoor Recreation” or call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081811-4947.


UMUC Celebrating 70 Years of Serving the Military in War and Peace in Europe By Iris Close UMUC Office of Marketing and Communications

In 1949, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was the only institution to answer the call from the Department of Defense and sent seven professors to teach military students in a ruined, post-World War II Europe. This deep-rooted legacy of serving the military in war and peace continues today. Having launched a year-long 70th anniversary celebration at the annual commencement ceremony in May, UMUC Europe has scheduled a multitude of events and activities at its 50 sites throughout Europe and the Middle East including a special leadership conference this September. The Capodichino-based UMUC office will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with a Summer Celebration Picnic on August 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central Park onboard Support Site. All activities, food, and refreshments will be complimentary for all NSA community members. “We are most grateful to our students, faculty, staff and government partners, both past and present, for making us a globally-recognized institution, delivering quality education in often the most difficult locations, including combat zones,” Tony Cho, vice president and director of UMUC Europe, said. The initial interest in higher education in war-torn Germany surpassed the university’s expectations as more than 1,800 students signed up for classes, triple the number they had anticipated.

Class offerings quickly spread, whereby faculty were being sent to the far reaches of military installations located in Iceland, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. As a result of the military build-up in the 1980s, during the waning years of the Cold War, the Europe division’s enrollments reached 130,000, with faculty teaching at more than 260 locations and in countries as far flung as Moscow, Cairo and Bahrain. “I have been privileged to work with the local community through the years, and feel that the services UMUC provides for our students is non-paralleled,” UMUC Senior Program Coordinator Michael Beasley said. “It is amazing to be able to work with such a fine group of individuals from all over the world, this is what makes UMUC truly global.” The university’s success in Europe led to expanding operations and offering classes in Asia beginning in 1956, and eventually the Middle East in 2005. “We go where the military goes,” Cho said. “And that means even to war zones, as the university has taught classes during the military conflicts in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.” From the university’s beginning in Europe in 1949, the chain of its commitment to veterans and the military has not been broken. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation officially changing University of Maryland University College’s name to University of Maryland Global Campus, effective July 1. Now as University of Maryland Global

Campus, the university is proud to continue that work. The new name more accurately reflects the university’s mission as a respected public university and a global presence that started in Europe seventy years ago. “We are as honored today to serve our outstanding service members, their families and civilians stationed overseas as we were during our origins in 1949,” Cho added. The Navy College Program in Naples typically has more than 600 students from more than 80 commands enrolled in 60 different higher-level educational institutions. “Naples is a great place to start or continue your college career,” Navy College Office Counselor Larry Daley said. UMUC offers face-to-face, hybrid and online courses for members of the NSA Naples community. The deadline for all UMUC Fall Session I courses (online, hybrid and face-to-face) is August 18, with classes starting the next day. If you are working toward a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, or haven’t yet started down the collegiate path, but want to attend college, stop by the UMUC office at the Naples Education Center onboard Capodichino or email or call DSN 626-6675 or commercial 081-568-6675. Another essential stop for all college bound Sailors or civilians is the Navy College office. It is next to the UMUC offices. Call the Navy College Office at DSN 626-6683 or 626-6681 or visit cnreurafswa/installations/nsa_naples/ about/tenant _commands/navy_college_ office.html or http://www.navycollege.


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Why You Should Always Wear a Life Jacket When Boating From the Safe Boating Campaign

In 2012, the Coast Guard counted 4,515 accidents that involved 651 deaths and 3,000 injuries as a result of recreational boating accidents. Seventy-one percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those victims, 85 percent were reported as not wearing a life jacket. You can still have fun on the water while wearing a life jacket and boating responsibly. Here are the top five excuses not to wear a life jacket, and the reasons why you should wear life jackets. The number one reason to wear a life jacket is it can save your life, or the life of someone you care about.

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3. “It’s too hot and doesn’t look cool.” Old-fashioned, bulky orange life jackets have been replaced with new styles, like inflatable life jackets that may resemble a pair of suspenders or a belt pack. These are much cooler in the warmer weather.


1. “I have life jackets on board.” Having life jackets on board the vessel is not enough. Accidents happen too fast to put on a stowed life jacket.

5. “Nothing is going to happen to me.” Face it, accidents happen. Boating can be a fun, safe and enjoyable activity, but when the “Wear It!” message is ignored, the consequences can be grim.

2. “I’m a strong swimmer.” Even a strong

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swimmer needs to wear a life jacket. During an emergency, clothing can become heavy or waterlogged while in the water.

4. “It gets in the way.” There are life jacket styles available for any recreational water activity – fishing, water sports, hunting, paddling and more. There are even styles for pets!


Aug. 3: A Day in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €38 Aug. 4: Positano and Amalfi by Boat. . . . . . . . €64 Aug. 9: Wine and Dine in a Cave. . . . . . . . . . . €55 Aug. 10: Ruins of Pompeii and Wine Tasting . . € 5 5 Aug. 11: Underground Naples and Veiled Christ €40 Aug. 23: The Ruins of Herculaneum after work €28 Aug. 24: The Angel Caves of Pertosa . . . . . . . . €54 Aug. 25: Hiking the Path of the Gods . . . . . . . . €43 Aug. 31: Positano and Amalfi by Boat . . . . . . . €64 Wine tasting tours are for adults only

EXTENDED TOURS Aug. 30-Sep. 2: Labor Day Weekend in Berlin . . . . . €540 Aug. 31-Sep. 2: Labor Day Weekend in Ischia . . . . . €255 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Weekend in Tuscany . €299 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.

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


PANoRAMA August 2, 2019