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61st year, No. 10

Serving the NATO, Naples and Gaeta Military Community in Italy

Friday, March 11, 2016

Adm. Mike Rogers

Privacy or Security in Cyber? Both, NSA Chief Says By Karen Parrish DoD News

The USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Gaeta March 8. Mount Whitney, the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship, which is forward deployed to Gaeta, is returning to the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia, for critical Command and Control, Computers, Communications, Combat Systems and Intelligence (C5I) repairs. Photo by MC1 Mike Wright By MC1 Michael Wright USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) Public Affairs

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Gaeta, Italy, March 8.

The flagship is returning to the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia, for critical Command and Control, Computers, Communications, Combat Systems and Intelligence (C5I) repairs.

“This is a great opportunity to get back to Croatia to take care of routine work. The Mount Whitney crew is motivated and determined to take advantage of their time in the shipyard to get ready for sev-

eral important assessments and inspections coming in the near future,” Mount Whitney Electronic Materials Officer Lt. Mark Reddy said. MOUNT WHITNEY Page 7

JFC Naples Organizes Professional Development Event, Showcases Italian Army Infantry equipment By Allied Joint Force Command Naples Public Affairs

Allied Joint Force Command Naples showcased stateof-the-art Italian Army infantry equipment as part of a new professional development program, March 3, 2016. The 8th Infantry Regiment and 21st Assault Engineers Regiment from the Garibaldi Infantry Brigade (Brigata Bersaglieri “Garibaldi”) of Caserta arranged the display of weapons, mortars, night vision equipment and explosive ordnance disposal robots for members of JFC Naples, the 2nd NATO Signal Battalion, National Support Elements and Italian Headquarters (Quartiere Generale Italiano) personnel.

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Building the Cyber Force Cyber Command, partnering with other organizations, has three primary missions, said Rogers, who is also the director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service: ● Operate and defend the department’s networks, platforms and weapon systems against cyber threats; ● Generate a dedicated workforce to apply cyber capabilities from defensive to offensive; ● Apply cyber capabilities to help defend 16 critical U.S. private-sector infrastructure segments, from power and water to financial and aviation.

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JFC NAPLES Page 7 LEFT : Members of Allied Joint Force Command Naples check out equipment during a display of Italian Army infantry equipment at JFC Naples headquarters, March 3, 2016. The purpose of the display was to familiarize NATO members assigned to JFC Naples with ally member equipment and enhance alliance interoperability. Photo by Air Force Capt. Kay Magdalena Nissen

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Who Was saint Patrick? . . . . page 14

As the clash between cybersecurity and privacy concerns lingers in the headlines and the courts following tech giant Apple’s refusal of a court order involving data encryption, Defense Department leaders continue their quest to build partnerships with tech industry leaders. Privacy and security are and will remain the “two imperatives” in safeguarding the nation’s cyber domain, the Defense Department’s cyber chief told a tech audience in San Francisco yesterday. Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, spoke at the 25th annual RSA Conference, a gathering of technology and security professionals.


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CAPTAIN’S CORNER By Capt. Doug Carpenter NSA Naples Commanding Officer

March is women’s history month, and celebrates the contributions and achievements of women to events in history and society. This year, the Navy encourages us to celebrate and reflect on the theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Through their dedication, service and leadership, women have been integral to the Navy’s storied history and vital to its future. Naval history is rich with outstanding female leadership from YNC Loretta Perfectus Walsh who became the first female chief petty officer in the United States Navy in March 1917, to Adm. Michelle J. Howard who became the Navy’s first female 4-star admiral and Vice Chief of Naval Operations in 2014. Today, women comprise 18 percent of the Navy and are central to our national security mission. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our nation. On Tuesday evening I held a quarterly town hall in the Support Site Movie Theater. For the first time ever the town hall was broadcast live on AFN 107.0, The Eagle. After a brief presentation from NCIS, the Hospital, and NSA, I opened the floor to the community to pose their questions to me, the audience, and those listening in on the radio. Questions ranged from cyberbullying to postal issues, commissary concerns, and housing inquiries. I will continue to hold town hall meetings every quarter, and I encourage all community members to attend the events and if you are not physically able to attend, then listen in via AFN for the most up to date information on your installation. This is a great way to share information and have your voice heard. Navy Region Europe Africa Southwest Asia held its change of command this past Thursday as Rear Adm. John Scorby exchanged command with Rear Adm. Rick Williamson. It has been an honor working for Rear Adm. Scorby over the past years as the Region Commander. As NSA Commanding Officer I had the pleasure of frequent meetings and other interactions with Rear Adm. Scorby, and can tell you personally that I will miss his leadership, insight, and commitment to NSA Naples. Fair winds and following seas to Rear Adm. Scorby and Chris as they make their next step in continuing a long career of exceptional service to the Navy and our families. Have a great weekend. Please slow down on the roads, remain vigilant, and stay safe!

BASE NOTES Now-Mar. 14: Youth Sports Gymnastics Priority Registration (for Winter participants) Registration is now open at the Support Site Youth Center for the upcoming CYP Gymnastics Season. Priority registration is open from Mar. 1-14 for those who participated in the Winter season. New students must be assessed on Mar. 19 at the Youth Center at 9 a.m. and may register beginning Mar. 21. Various gymnastics classes are open to youth ages 5 to 18 and will run from Apr. 18 to May 28 (once to twice per week). Upon registration, parent must provide valid proof of child’s age, registration and CYP forms, and PAYS online training certificate (for one parent only). For details call the Youth Sports department at DSN 626-4729 or Comm. 081-811-4729 or the Youth Center at DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-811-4722. Now-Mar. 21: Carney Park Restroom Renovations The Carney Park restrooms will be undergoing renovations scheduled for completion Mar. 21. During this time there are other restrooms available on site. Feel free to come to the park to enjoy events, camping, picnics and more. For details call 081-526-1579. Now-Mar. 31: Dance Classes at the Support Site Fitness Forum Dance Classes are being held at the Support Site Fitness Forum for ages 3-12. Jazz (on Tuesday) and Ballet (on Thursday) are offered from 3-3:45 p.m. for ages 3-6 and from 3:50-4:35 p.m. for ages 7-12. A Community Tap class is also available for 9 years and above from 4:45-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. Now-Mar. 31: Swim to Sorrento Self-Paced Swim Journey from Naples to Sorrento via the imaginary coastline in the Capo FitZone pool. Swim at your own pace and complete this 26-kilometer swim by March 31 to receive a prize. Swim anytime during Capo pool hours and log workout on your log sheet (to be verified and initialed by lifeguard on duty). Free to all authorized MWR patrons. Swim-swag bag packages awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. For details call DSN 626-4254 or Comm. 081-568-4254. Now-May 18: Water Fitness at Capo FitZone Pool Tone up and stay in shape with the Capo FitZone pool’s Water Fitness Liquid Lunch class on Wednesdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Class is free and you do not have to know how to swim to participate. For details call the Capo FitZone pool at DSN 626-4254 or Comm. 081-568-4254. Now-June 15: Free Tax Filing with VITA Center Services The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will assist servicemembers, DoD employees and their families through June 15. VITA Volunteers will provide free assistance in filing your returns for tax year 2015 both at the Capodichino Library and Support Site at the Fleet and Family Center. The service is by appointment only. For information or scheduling an appointment contact the Legal Assistance Office at Comm: 081-5684576/DSN: 626-4576 or email daniela.flococaro.it@eu.navy.mil. Mar. 14: New Term Begins at Central Texas College Central Texas College, a college for students of the

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real world, is offering classes in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and Hospitality Management starting March 14. Classes meet at the Support Site High School. For details call DSN 626-6761 or Comm. 081-568-6761, or visit naples@europe. ctcd.edu or https://www.facebook.com/search/top/ ?q=central%20texas%20college%20naples Mar. 14 & 21, Apr. 4 & 11: Archery Range Shooting 4-Session Series for experienced archers Got the techniques down and want to continue practicing? Are you an experienced archer? If so, sign-up for Outdoor Recreation’s Archery Range Shooting 4-Session Series which runs on March 14 and 21, and April 4 and 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Teen Center gymnasium. Fee includes equipment. Series is open to experienced archers and those who have completed a minimum of (8) 1-hour sessions with one of Outdoor Recreation’s qualified instructors. Youth 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. For details or to register call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Mar. 14 & 21, Apr. 4 & 11: Archery Range Shooting 4-Session Series for beginners Shoot the bulls-eye with a 4-Day Archery Course at the Support Site Teen Center Gymnasium. Course runs on March 14 and 21, and April 4 and 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. Fee includes equipment and instruction. This program is open to 10 years and above; 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. For details or to register call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Mar. 14-May 6: Let’s Speak Italiano Lessons Learn to speak Italian with an eight-week course (twice per week) at Capo or Support Site. Classes offered are Italian Basic and Italian Intermediate I. Cost is 125 euro per student per session. Register now at the Tickets & Travel Offices, Capo Connections or Support Site Library with full payment. All class materials and books can be purchased online. For details call Support Site Library at DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361 or Capo Connections at DSN 626-3666 or Comm. 081-568-3666. Mar. 15: Food Handler Course The Preventive Medicine Department at USNH Naples will be hosting a food handler's class for people participating in any temporary food events on any Navy Installation. Upcoming date for the course is March 15 (Room 1B). For details call the Preventive Medicine Department at 629-4170. Mar. 15 Deadline for NOSC AWAG Sponsorship The Naples Oversea Support Club (NOSC) will sponsor two volunteers from local organizations to attend an Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG) seminar at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany May 16. Registration deadline is March 15. Applicants must be active in a local organization and plan to volunteer for six months following the seminar. To register visit www.noscitaly.com Mar. 16: 1st Organizational Meeting for Armed Forces Olympics The first organizational meeting for the Armed Forces Olympics will be held March 16 at 3 p.m. at the Support Site Fitness Forum Conference Room. For details call DSN 629-6528 or Comm. 081-811-6528.

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THE INSIDE PAGE Volunteers Needed 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 sabrina.pullido@uso.it.

The Transatlantic Council Of The Boy Scouts of America is looking for Eagle Scouts in the Naples community to update the National Eagle Scout Association database. All Eagle Scouts, both active and not active in scouting are asked to send an email with their last name, first name, email address, hometown/community, and council/district name where they earned their Eagle rank, to jeffarter@hotmail.com. “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

Italian Airforce Hosts Local Joint Military Conference Italian Airforce Hosts Local Joint Military Conference on Capodichino Airport, March 2. The conference provided the opportunity for local military representatives, including those from the Italian Airforce, Carabinieri and U.S. Navy to strengthen their relationships and increase cooperation. Photo courtesy of Italian Airforce

Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. Fleet and Family Support Center is looking for volunteers to assist in the event of an emergency. Volunteers could be called upon if families are relocated to Support Site due to a natural disaster or similar emergency that exceeds what the FFSC staff can support. Volunteers may greet families, inquire about needs, organize supplies, complete paperwork, etc. Being on the list does not obligate anyone to a future event. For details call 081-811-6372 or email FFSCNSANaplesItaly@eu.navy.mil.

Scheduled Strikes Mar. 16: ● Taxis are scheduled to strike for 14 hours, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mar. 18: ● Train and local transportation personnel are scheduled to strike. Trains for 24 hours, starting 9 p.m. on March 17th. Local transportation with different starting times depending on the specific location. ● British Airways personnel are scheduled to strike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apr. 9: ● ENAV (Air traffic control agency) personnel are scheduled to strike from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ● Alitalia and Rome airports personnel are scheduled to strike from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Now-May 6: NSA Naples Capodichino Gate Closures NSA Naples Capodichino Main Gate will undergo maintenance from February 19 to May 6. See gate schedule below. All bus riders will need to use the East Bus Stop due to the construction. For details call NSA Naples Physical Security at DSN 626-5019/2259.

Club Beyond is searching for volunteers to serve as adult leaders. Leaders assist in planning, setup and conducting small group meetings with students in grades 7 through 12. Leadership training lasts a month. For details call Diane Vanderpool at DSN 629-4600.

Monday-Friday – Front Gate ● 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Inbound Traffic Only ● 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Inbound and Outbound Traffic Back Gate ● 5:30 to 9 a.m. Inbound and Outbound Traffic ● 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outbound Traffic Only ● 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Gate Closed

Animals Without Limits (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For details email awlrescueteam@gmail.com or director@animalswithoutlimits.com.

Saturday/Sunday/Holidays – Front Gate ● Inbound and Outbound Traffic Back Gate ● Gate Closed

A Pocket Guide to Useful Phrases while on the Road Emergency Issues . . 081-568-4911 Security Dispatch . . . 081-568-5638 Italian Police: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Italian Ambulance: . . . . . . . . . . 118 Italian Fire Department: . . . . . . 115

ENGLISH ITALIAN Call an ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chiamate un'ambulanza Where is a hospital? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dov’è l’ospedale? We need a doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbiamo bisogno di un medico I cannot find my family . . . . . . . . . . . . Non trovo la mia famiglia I am American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sono Americano/a Where is the reporting point? . . . . . . . Dov’è il centro raccolta? Which roads are open? . . . . . . . . . . . . Quali strade sono aperte? I need a phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ho bisogno di un telefono Help! It’s an emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . Aiuto! È un’emergenza

The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email doc@ascnapoli.com. Ongoing / On the Horizon 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 musicboostersnaples@gmail.com or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook.

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NAVY HISTORY: PERRY SIGNS TREATY WITH JAPAN From the U.S. Department of State Historian

On July 8, 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry led his four ships into the harbor at Tokyo Bay, seeking to reestablish for the first time in more than 200 years regular trade and discourse between Japan and the western world. There were several reasons why the United States became interested in revitalizing contact with Japan. First, the combination of the opening of Chinese ports to regular trade and the annexation of California, creating an American port on the Pacific, ensured that there would be a steady stream of maritime traffic between North America and Asia. Then, as American traders in the Pacific replaced sailing ships with steam ships, they needed to secure coaling stations, where they could stop to take on provisions and fuel while making the long trip from the United States to China. Perry’s mission was not the first American overture to the Japanese. In the 1830s, the Far Eastern squadron of the U.S. Navy sent several missions from its regional base in Guangzhou (Canton), China, but in each case, the Japanese did not permit them to land, and they lacked the authority from the U.S. Government to force the issue. Perry arrived in Japanese waters with a small squadron of U.S. Navy ships, because he and others believed the only way to convince the Japanese to accept western trade was to display a willingness to use its advanced firepower. At the same time, Perry brought along a variety of gifts for the Japanese Emperor, including a working model of a steam locomotive, a tele-

A 1952 U.S. Postal Stamp commemorating Commodore Matthew Perry’s signing of a treaty between Japan and the United States.

A woodblock engraving W. Heine of Commodore Matthew C. Perry along with his officers and men who landed in Japan on July 14, 1853. The following spring, Perry and Japanese leaders signed the Treaty of Kanagawa. Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command

scope, a telegraph, and a variety of wines and liquors from the West, all intended to impress upon the Japanese the superiority of Western culture. His mission was to complete an agreement with the Japanese Government for the protection of shipwrecked or stranded Americans and to open one or more ports for supplies and refueling. Displaying his audacity and readiness to use force, Perry’s approach into the forbidden waters around Tokyo convinced the Japanese authorities to accept the letter. The following spring, on March 8, 1854, Perry returned with an even larger squadron to receive Japan’s answer. The Japanese grudgingly agreed to Perry’s demands, and the two sides signed the Treaty of Kanagawa on March 31, 1854. According to the terms of the treaty, Japan would protect stranded seamen and open two ports for refueling and provisioning American ships: Shimoda and Hakodate. Japan also gave the United States the right to appoint consuls to live in these port cities, a privilege not previously granted to foreign nations. This treaty was not a commercial treaty, and it did not guarantee the right to trade with Japan. Still, in ad-

Commodore Matthew Perry. Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command

dition to providing for distressed American ships in Japanese waters, it contained a most-favored-nation clause, so that all future concessions Japan granted to other foreign powers would also be granted to the United States. As a result, Perry’s treaty provided an opening that would allow future American contact and trade with Japan.

SPOTLIGHT: HM3 DUSTIN A. FULTON

A Kuna, Idaho, native, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dustin A. Fulton joined the Navy in January of 2013 and attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Antonio, Texas. After graduation, he completed Advanced Radiography “C” school. He has served at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples, Italy, as a dynamic factor in the Radiology Department since September 2014. “I was excited about moving abroad because I would get to see and experience new things, but also nervous because I would be so far from everything and everyone I know.” Fulton quickly emerged as a skillful technician through his strong work ethic and willingness to diversify in other imaging modalities. He is the go-to person for fluoroscopy, and is trained in Computed Tomography (CT), which allows the hospital to provide 24-hour, seven-days-a-week coverage of specialty care for the region. Fulton is interested in attending Field Medical Training Battalion after his tour at USNH Naples, and his future aspiration is to gain a commission in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.


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5 FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER EVENTS THIS WEEK March 11, 2016

For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC

Town Hall Meeting at Support Site Naval Support Activity Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Carpenter conducts a Town Hall meeting at the Support Site Theater with members of the military community in the Naples area. The quarterly event was open to anyone with base access who had questions for the command. Photo by MC1 Daniel Barker

FEBRUARY 2016 BIRTHS February 7, 2016, Oliver Blake Rodriguez 7 pounds 9.2 ounces, son of HM3 Victoria G. Levin and Rino E. Rodriguez February 16, 2016, Bryce Alexander Snyder 7 pounds 1 ounce, son of Samantha N. Snyder and MA2 Matthew D. Snyder February 21, 2016, Samantha Valentina Novak 6 pounds 6 ounces, daughter of Susette K. Gomez Medina and Brandon M. Novak

● Mar 15: Growth and Development, 9 to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 15: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC ● Mar 16: Steps to Federal Employment, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC ● Mar 16: Pasta Store (Gnocchi al Pesto) 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carpool – Meeting Point: TLA Lobby. Cost: 5 euro ● Mar 17: How to Support Your Tween in the Military Culture, 9 to 10 a.m. Support Site FFSC ● Mar 17: Managing Your Anger, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 18: Saint Gennaro Catacombs, 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carpool. Meeting Point: Outside 1st garage by main gate. Cost: 8 euro ● Mar 21-25: Transition GPS Workshop: Pre-Separation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 22: Infant Massage, 9 to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 22: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC ● Mar 24: Development and Effective Discipline Methods, 9 to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 24: Advanced Real Estate Investing, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC ● Mar 24: Managing Your Anger, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC all classes require registration. call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Attention: All Support Site Housing Residents March is the start of our Spring PMI (Preventative Maintenance) by the Base Contractor. You are kindly reminded that all apartment smoke detectors need to be installed and operating. If you have taken down these smoke detectors, call the Housing Trouble Desk at 629-4285/4286 to have them reinstalled. This is a safety requirement and you may be charged $150 for each missing smoke detector.

BOTTLED WATER ADVISORY From NSA Public Affairs

Except for those living at the Support Site and Capodichino, bottled water is recommended. Treated water is provided free of charge at a dispenser located outside the Capodichino east parking garage. All economy leases negotiated

through the Housing office have a bottle water clause, which requires the landlord to provide bottled water. Work with landlords to have any water holding tanks disinfected twice a year, and ensure your tap water is disconnected from non-permitted wells and connected only to the city water system.

Saving Energy From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

What can I do to save energy? What is the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency? Everyone uses energy People use energy each day for transportation, cooking, heating and cooling rooms, manufacturing, lighting, entertainment, and many other uses. The choices people make about how they use energy—turning machines off when they're not using them or choosing to buy fuel-efficient vehicles and energyefficient appliances—affects the environment and everyone's lives. Efficiency and conservation are different but related The terms energy conservation and energy efficiency have two distinct meanings. There are many ways people can use less energy (conservation) and many ways people can use energy more wisely (efficiency). Energy conservation is any behavior that results in the use of less energy. Turning the lights off when leaving the room and recycling aluminum cans are both ways of conserving energy. Energy efficiency is the use of technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. Using a compact fluorescent light bulb that requires less energy rather than using an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light is an example of energy efficiency.


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SOUND OFF: WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERPOWER BE?

CECN Darien Brewton “I would choose super speed, so I could go places faster.”

LSSN Brett Sullivan “I wish I could do teleportation or maybe super speed like Flash. You could be somewhere else instantly.”

MC2 Luke Meineke “I’d like the ability to do magic. I could pretty much do whatever I want, all powers plus the ability to shuffle a mean deck of cards.”

PSSN Matthew Campanelli “I wish I could see what others are thinking, like in the Mel Gibson movie “‘What Women Want.’”

YN1 Nelida Mack “If I could I would read other people’s minds in order to better understand them.”

Navy Releases Updated PFA NAVADMIN, Outlines New Rules Rear Adm. Ann Burkhardt, director, 21st Century Sailor Office, said. “This guidance helps establish a culture of fitness in the Navy and keeps Sailors on the best path for staying fit both now and in the future. The goal of these changes is to achieve a healthier, fitter force with more Sailors taking the PRT resulting in fewer failures and better mission readiness.” The new BCA consists of a three-step process. The first measurement uses the current height/weight tables. If in standards, Sailors will pass the PFA. If an individual fails to meet those standards, a single-site abdominal circumference measurement will be conducted. The final opportunity for Sailors to pass the The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) released guidance March 9, which may help to explain important changes to BCA will be a test using the previous system of neck and waist measurements the Navy’s Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) program. . U.S. Navy photo to calculate body fat percentages. Sailors From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs NAVADMIN 061/16 is effective immedi- will pass the BCA by meeting the DoD maximum allowable body fat limit of less ately and lists several changes to the than or equal to 26 percent for males or The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) re- Physical Fitness Assessment, including 36 percent for females. leased guidance March 9, which may specific Body Composition Assessment If a Sailor fails the BCA, it will constihelp to explain important changes to the (BCA) procedures and measurement tute an overall PFA failure. Additionally, Navy’s Physical Fitness Assessment rules for Command Fitness Leaders (PFA) program. (CFL), guidance for commanding officers individuals will be evaluated by a medThese changes, which were originally concerning how to establish a spot check ical provider, enrolled in the Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP), and announced last fall by CNP, are critical program, and new scoring tables. provided nutritional counseling. for the fleet to understand. The updated “A healthier and fitter force is created Sailors who are medically cleared to implementation guidance detailed in by more than just a twice-a-year test,”

take the PRT must also participate in the test regardless of BCA results, and will face separation from the Navy if they fail two PFAs in a three-year period, a change from previous rules. Additionally, commanding officers are now empowered to conduct BCA spot check programs to ensure Sailors are staying within standards. This moves the Navy beyond a two-test-a-year system, by giving commands the ability to identify Sailors in need of additional support without subjecting them to administrative punishments that result from an actual BCA/PRT failure. Last, the message also explains the administrative steps that commands will take to close out the records from Cycle 2, 2015, specifically for the group of Sailors that need letters of correction for exceeding BCA standards, were in a deployed/operational status, medically waived, or pregnant during the PFA cycle. For more information, please view NAVADMIN 061/16, at www.npc.navy.mil. More information on PFA rules and procedures are available on the physical readiness page of the 21st Century Sailor Office at http://www.public.navy. mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_ Century_Sailor/physical/Pages /default2.aspx


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MOUNT WHITNEY

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The Mount Whitney will refurbish its Ship’s Service Electrical Generators, and complete scheduled (C5I) repairs. Mount Whitney, forwarddeployed to Gaeta, operates with a combined crew of Sailors and Military Sealift

Command civil service mariners. The civil service mariners perform navigation, deck, engineering and supply service operations, while military personnel support communications, weapons systems and security. It is one of only two seaborne Joint Command Platforms in the U.S. Navy,

JFC NAPLES from page 1 “The purpose of this event was to encourage familiarization of other allies’ equipment among the headquarters,” JFC Naples Command Sergeant Major Marcus Meyer said. “It’s important for military members to gain knowledge of equipment besides their own

both of which are forward deployed. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

because it enhances our interoperability.” The display is meant to be the first of many professional development programs which will highlight ally member capabilities. The overall program was planned by the JFC Naples noncommissioned officer corps to assist in training and developing NATO members.

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all activeduty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino on the ground floor of Admin II, Room G016 (down the hall from the Navy College), and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. Naples Middle High School Marching Band Parents of Naples Middle High School Students: Looking for a fun and educational after school activity for your kids? Good news! There is still time to join the NMHS Marching Band! Interested? Check us out Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Band Room. For details, email louis.hewett@eu.dodea.edu 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@ gmail.com 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 scoutmastertroop007@gmail.com or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; https://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop007Naples or https://www. troopwebhost.org/FormHTML.aspx?site=Troop007Naples. 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 https://sites.google.com/site/usagsonaples/ or USA Girl Scouts - Naples, Italy on Facebook. Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Naples Chapter meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the NSA Naples Chiefs Mess, near the quarterdeck in Admin I. CSADD’s mission is to create a culture in which our shipmates are helping shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision-making. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. Navy League Naples has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such as the Junior ROTC that expose young people to the values of our sea services. For details call Betty Reese at 081-526-8051 or visit www.navyleague.org. The Naples Toastmasters Club provides materials and experience to improve competent communication and leadership skills. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at the Support Site Community Center. Guests welcome. For details visit www.naplestoastmasters.wix.com/toastmastersnaples or Toastmasters Naples Italy on Facebook. Naples Area First Class Petty Officers Association is composed of members 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 alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit us and bring a friend. For details call YN1 Gordon at DSN: 626-7733. Club Beyond is a youth group run by Naval Support Activity Naples Religious Ministries, and is open to children in grades 7 through 12. Meeting are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel Fellowship Hall at the Support Site. For details email Arturo at apaulino@clubbeyond.org. Alcoholics Anonymous hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339-267-7075 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu/ countries/italy.htm. NATO Lions Rugby: International rugby club lead by professional English coach Jamie Ball. Practices are held at Carney Park every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The club is open to training and developing all interested players. For details contact Corey Keating at 340-695-7971 or email CoreyJohnKeating@Gmail.com or visit the NATO LIONS RFC (NAPLES ITALY) facebook page. Naples Officials Association Needs Referees For details call Nigel Alexander at 081-721-5413 or 346-680-3282 or email nalexander@ afsouth.nato.int.

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies

Friday, March 11 4:45 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3, PG 5:15 p.m. Hail, Caesar! PG-13 6:45 p.m. Deadpool, R 7:30 p.m. Deadpool, R 9 p.m. 10 Cloverfield Lane, PG-13 10 p.m. Deadpool, R Saturday, March 12 3 p.m. Zootopia, PG, 3-D 5 p.m. The Choice, PG-13 6 p.m. Zoolander 2, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Deadpool, R 8:30 p.m. Deadpool, R 10 p.m. How To Be Single, R Sunday, March 13 3 p.m. 10 Cloverfield Lane, PG-13 4 p.m. Zoolander 2, PG-13 6 p.m. Deadpool, R 7 p.m. Deadpool, R Monday, March 14 Closed, No Movies Tuesday, March 15 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, March 16 4:30 p.m. Zootopia, PG 6 p.m. The 5th Wave, PG-13 7 p.m. Deadpool, R Thursday, March 17 4:30 p.m. The Choice, PG-13 6:30 p.m. Deadpool, R 7 p.m. Dirty Grandpa, R

The Choice PG-13, Drama, 111 min. Cast: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling. When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, it sends them both on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship with a woman would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is all set to settle down her long-term boyfriend-until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. After a whirlwind courtship, Gabby and Travis wed and build a family together, making every decision hand-in-hand until one of them is forced to make the most important choice of their life alone. A poignant and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

trust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai beHail, Caesar! gins to sweep across China defeating PG-13, Comedy, 106 min. Cast: Josh all the kung fu masters, Po must do Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenre- the impossible – learn to train a vilich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johanslage full of his fun-loving, clumsy son. In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie brethren to become the ultimate band Mannix is Capital Pictures’ head of of Kung Fu Pandas! physical production and, most importantly, the studio fixer. His job is to 10 Cloverfield Lane Premiere maintain the clean reputation of the PG-13, SciFi-Fantasy, 105 min. Cast: company and its stars, keeping them John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winfree from controversy. Mannix is adstead, John Gallagher Jr., Mat Vairo, vised that studio star Baird Whitlock Cindy Hogan. A young woman wakes has disappeared after not showing up up after a terrible accident to find that for work on the current production of she’s locked in a cellar with a dooms“Hail Caesar, a Tale of Christ’s Life.” day prepper, who insists that he saved He initially believes Whitlock has been her life and that the world outside is drinking, but receives a call from a uninhabitable following an apocalyptic group of communists who claim to catastrophe. Uncertain what to behave kidnapped him and want a ranlieve, the woman soon determines that som. As Mannix gathers the cash, he she must escape at any cost. simultaneously deals with an unhappy Deadpool director who is working on another Zoolander 2 Premiere R, action-adventure, 108 min. Cast: project, while innocent young starlet PG-13, Comedy, 100 min. Cast: Ben Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed DeeAnna Moran is pregnant and unStiller, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano. married. Mannix must handle all of Christine Taylor, Owen Wilson. Male Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unthis while keeping the gossip colummodels Derek Zoolander and Hansel conventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells nists off the scent. When Mannix is ap- must investigate a conspiracy after a the origin story of former Special proached by an aviation company with number of celebrities are assassinated Forces operative turned mercenary an offer of a less-hectic, and rather lu- while posing with Zoolander’s ‘Blue Wade Wilson, who after being subcrative, job, he must ultimately deter- Steel’ look. jected to a rogue experiment that mine his true skills and passions. leaves him with accelerated healing Zootopia powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. How To Be Single Premiere PG, Animation-Family-Comedy, 108 Armed with his new abilities and a R, Comedy, 110 min. Cast: Dakota min. Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason dark, twisted sense of humor, DeadJohnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. pool hunts down the man who nearly Rebel Wilson, Carla Quevedo. There’s Simmons. The modern mammal medestroyed his life. a right way to be single, a wrong way tropolis of Zootopia is a city like no to be single, and then ... there’s Alice. other. Comprised of habitat neighborDirty Grandpa Last Show And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. hoods like ritzy Sahara Square and R, Comedy, 102 min. Cast: Robert De New York City is full of lonely hearts frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Juseeking the right match, be it a love where animals from every environlianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza. A reconnection, a hook-up, or something in ment live together – a place where no cently widowed veteran tricks his the middle. And somewhere between matter what you are, from the biggest adult grandson into going on a road the teasing texts and one-night elephant to the smallest shrew, you trip for spring break in Florida. stands, what these unmarrieds all can be anything. But when rookie Offihave in common is the need to learn cer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers The 5th Wave Last Show how to be single in a world filled with that being the first bunny on a police PG-13, SciFi-Fantasy, 112 min. Cast: ever-evolving definitions of love. force of big, tough animals isn’t so Chlo Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Sleeping around in the city that never easy. Determined to prove herself, she Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe. Four sleeps was never so much fun. jumps at the opportunity to crack a waves of increasingly deadly attacks case, even if it means partnering with have left most of Earth decimated. Kung Fu Panda 3 a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Against a backdrop of fear and disPG, Animation, 95 min. Cast: Jack Wilde, to solve the mystery.

If 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 at001-877-995-5247.


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Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 649 meets 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704-9607 or email gerborechris@hotmail.com or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649. 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 MA2 Amanda Bauer at DSN 626-4955 or MC2 Eva-Marie Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. 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. Seventh Day Adventist Worship Service takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For details call Paolo Fleurant at 328-194-6897 or email naplesadventistsgroup@ yahoo.com. Connect The Tots Club unites families with children from newborn to pre-school age within the Naples military community. Club events include monthly coffee mornings and birthday parties, weekly playgroups, craft activities and more. For details visit www. meetup.com/Connectthe-Tots-Club.

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Catholic Women of The Chapel meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For details email cwocnaples@gmail.com or visit Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy on Facebook. The Welfare & Recreation Association is available to meet associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Landing. For details visit http://www.wraitalia.it. Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email naplesgs@yahoo.com. 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. Shelley Beltz at shelley.beltz@med.navy.mil or Lt. Jenny Paul at jenny.paul@med.navy.mil. The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, visit the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315. Cub Scout Pack 007 Want to camp in Nettuno, hike in Cuma, go bowling or participate in swimming and archery? Then Cub Scouts is the place for you! Boys in first through fifth grade meet three times per month to learn skills that they apply on hiking, camping and service outings. For details email naplescubmaster@gmail.com or visit www.cubscoutingnaples.org.

Naval Hospital Religious Services Tuesday: Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn and praise and worship music will be provided during this time; Wednesday Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the hospital chapel (call 081-811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being held); and Thursday Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospital galley. 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 NPMack3@aol.com. Meditation Sitting Group meets on Mondays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the Support Site side chapel. Participation is free and newcomers are welcome. For details or questions please email Claudia at Naplesmeditationgroup@gmail.com or join the Facebook group at NSA Naples Meditation Group. Filipino-American Association of Naples, Italy meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For details call Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-760-4446 or visit Fil-Am Naples on Facebook. 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. Register For On-Site Undergraduate Classes Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. Call UMUC Maryland at 081568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College at 081-568-6761.

University of Oklahoma Graduate Degrees The University of Oklahoma offers the master of human relations onsite graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For details call the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building. 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. Sure Start is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for command-sponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are four years old by Sept. 1. For details, contact Bridget Ruffino at 629-4683 or email bridget.ruffino@eu.dodea.edu or call the school at 081-811-4037. The Knights Of Columbus, San Gennaro Council 14853, meets at noon on the third Sunday of each month at the Support Site Chapel Offices. For details email robert Kenney at kofcnaples @gmail.com Carney Park Golf Association (CPGA) is a non-profit organization established for eligible Carney Park Golf Course patrons. The CPGA provides weekly social activities for all levels of golfer and often organize trips to other courses. Events are held every Saturday and Sunday. For details call 081-568-1749. Latinos Unidos Welcomes New Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For details email michael.cortez@eu.navy.mil or call 3346771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. navy.mil or call 081-811-5554.


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Italians Fete Women, Cultural Heritage in March By Lou Freed

While blooming mimosa trees and wildflowers are broadcasting “la primavera” is in the horizon, residents are now looking forward to “Festa di San Giuseppe” and “Festa del Papa’” March 19. The arrival of spring also provides opportunities to experience sumptuous Italian cultural heritage. As an aside, Italian stalwarts, Michelangelo and Amerigo Vespucci were both born in March. Lastly, in anticipating Easter on March 25 this year, chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs in various colors and sizes are cropping up in food stores, shopping malls and boutiques. San Carlo Theater programs women themes On March 14, mezzosoprano Daniela Barcellona and pianist Alessandro Vitiello will take to stage songs from works by Giovanni Rossini, Francesco Paolo Tosti and Gaetano Donizetti. Subsequently, Roland Petit’s “Coppelia” ballet is programmed March 31-April 12. The story presents a doctor successfully creating a dancing doll so life-like that Franz, a village youth, falls in love with it at the expense of his girlfriend, Swanhilda. To keep Franz, Swanhilda comes up with an entertaining and graceful strategy to delight her love. Among the interpreters will be Luigi Bonino and Massimo Sorrentino as Coppelius; Anbeta Toromani and Ksenia Ryzhkova as Swanhilda along with Alessandro Macariom and Dimitrij Sobolevskij as Franz. Also on the program are the San Carlo Theater’s Orchestra and Ballet Company. For bookings, visit http://www.teatrosancarlo.it Festa di San Giuseppe In addition to a Mass honor-

The beautiful yellow flowers of the mimosa tree is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Southern Italy. Photo by J. Freed

ing the saint on March 19, bonfires and reenactments of St. Joseph’s life are part of the celebrations, according to tourism sources. On the same day, Italy celebrates Father’s Day, and as local tradition goes, the buxom-looking zeppola (pl. zeppole), a round pastry topped with cream and cherry, is sold in great quantities at bakeries and coffee shops. The Italian tradition of serving up the pastry on St. Joseph’s day has been attributed to Sicilian pastry chefs looking upon the saint as their patron. With coffee, tea or chilled spumante, the cream and cherry enriched delight is divine. FAI’s Spring Days The Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) invites everyone March 19-20 to visit hundreds of awesome Italian state, historic buildings and other sites the organization has preserved or has helped to preserve. Since 1975 the environmental group has been promoting respect and preservation of Italian nature, art, history and traditions fundamental to Italian roots and identity. Contributions

and memberships to the foundation are welcome during the two-day program. For details visit “Giornate FAI di Primavera” at http://www.fondoambiente.it/ Mediterranean Tourism Trade Fair Tour operators to lay exciting travel destinations on travel and hospitality agents

A tremendous marketing platform at the Mostra d’Oltremare (see location above) for the southern Italian tourism industry, where numerous Italian and international travel businesses will gather on March 18-20. There will be meetings, presentations and discussions on new and tried ideas of unlocking the excitement of travel and

the outdoors to travel agents and hospitality representatives. Bundles of travel literature promoting new plus old favorite Mediterranean and other international destinations will certainly keep attendees entertained and busy throughout the event. Details are available at http://www.bmtnapoli.com Buon divertimento!

A traditional treat for Father’s Day is zeppola, a round pastry topped with cream and cherry. Photo by J. Freed


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JOBS

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE (HRO)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application form and instructions on how to apply have been revised. Any prior editions will be obsolete and will no longer be considered beginning January 1. Applications that do not conform to the revised instructions will not be considered.

To find out what positions are currently open, please contact our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or commercial 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted at the Human Resources Office, located at Admin I building at Capodichino, first floor. The customer service hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Support Site, Gricignano. The announcements are also visible at the following links: NEW HRO WEBSITES: https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings.html or https:// cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings/USVacancies.html (for U.S. vacancies) or https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html (for LN vacancies). Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the HRO, located in Admin 1, Capodichino, or by mailing to: HRO, PSC 817 Box 29, FPO AE 09622, or at Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) located on the TLA first floor, at Support Site. HRO must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. Customer service operation hours for the following HRO services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m.: ● ID/CAC Cards (DD1172-2) ● Work Certificates

U.S. POSITIONS CONUS hires currently residing in the Naples/Gaeta commuting areas MUST apply through USAJOBS to receive consideration. CLOSING March 17 Assistant Fire Chief, GS-008112, ANN#EUR16-321299-XD, Full Time Permanent Program Analyst, GS-0343,13, ANN# EUR16-331791-AG, Full Time Permanent Training Administrator, GS1712-12, ANN#EUR16-332992-AG, Full Time Permanent Supv Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-12, ANN#EUR16331834-AV, Full Time Permanent Architect, GS-0808-13, ANN# EUR16-335070-MM, Full Time Permanent Installation Training Officer, GS-0301-11, ANN#EUR16-335619RR, Full Time Permanent CLOSING March 24 Security Guard, GS0085-05, ANN#EUR16-338078-RR, Full Time Permanent CANCELLED IT Specialist (SYSADIMN/NETWORK), GS-2210-12, ANN# EUR16-338020-MM, Full Time Permanent

CLOSING March 17 IT Specialist (PROJMGT), Ua2210-03, ANN#70294-330656-XD, Full Time Permanent CLOSING March 24 Recreation Assistant, Ua-018906 KPP 05, ANN#62588-344234RR, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at 626-5409 or 081568-5409. You can also contact the HRO Naples helpdesk at: http://cnic.navy.mil/Europe/Abou t/Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/index. htm. 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 HRO services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, an HRO 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 HRO representative is unable to provide you a response, he/she will bring the question back to the HRO office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The date for the next “Meet & Greet” is yet 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.navy. mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/ job_openings.html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081-568-4164/2505/5612/8202. The applications may be emailed to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil

NSA NAPLES US NAF POSITIONS Education Aid/Technician, CY1702-I/II, ANN#16-030, (Multiple Positions) flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/Support Site. Job summary: Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Pro-

gram setting Performs routine, dayto-day care of infants and children ranging from six weeks to five years. Assembles and gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from six to nine years old, School-Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 to 12 years, Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 to 18 years. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. Closing date: Open until filled. Education Aid/Technician, CY1702-I/II, ANN#16-024 , (Multiple Positions) regular full time, (Eligible for Post Allowance) Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/Support Site. Job summary: Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from six weeks to five years. Assembles and gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from six to nine years old, School-Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 to 12 years, Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 to 18 years. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#15-019, flexible, MWR Liberty Division, Naples, Italy. Job summary: Employee helps customers in the recreation center with recreational event. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#15-167, flexible, Auto/Wood Skills Center, Support Site, Naples, Italy. Job summary: Provides oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patron, including general information on the use of equipment. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#15-207, flexible, Fitness Forum, Support Site, Naples, Italy. Job summary: Employee in this position plays an integral part in providing customer service and insuring patrons are offered a clean facility and pleasant conditions for their fitness/athletic workouts or programs. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#15-242, flexible, MWR ITT Division, Naples, Italy. Job summary: Provides customer service and disseminate travel and tour information to patrons and sells tickets. Closing date: Open until filled. Lifeguard, NF-0189-01, ANN#16001, (Multiple positions) flexible Aquatics Division, MWR Capo Pool. Job summary: Works as safeguards and supervises swimmers and bathers in pool area. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-018901/02, ANN#16-003 flexible, Fleet

and Family Readiness Center, Gaeta, Italy. Job summary: Serves as a primary front line customer service representative of the overall program as such, must continually present information in a high professional and customer friendly style. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#16-005 flexible, Outdoor Recreation Program, Support site/Carney Park. Job Summary: Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Closing date: Opening Until Filled. Food Service Worker, NA-740802, ANN#16-045 flexible, (Multiple Positions) Bowling Center, Support Site. Job summary: Performs tasks with several steps or sequence of tasks such as: sets up food service counters, steam tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food, including meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, bread, butter, and beverages. Closing date: Open until filled. Bartender, NA-7405-05, ANN# 16-049, flexible, Bowling Center, Support Site. Job summary: Prepares and serves all types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage from a full service bar. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#16-074, flexible, MWR Golf Course, Carney Park, Naples. Job summary: Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN# 16-081, flexible, MWR Theater, Support Site, Naples, Italy Job Summary: Performs duties independently in the ticket office and/or the snack bar in accordance with prescribed practices and general directions at the theater. Closing date: Open until filled.

NEX U.S. NAF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Bldg. 2091-B Call Comm. 081-8135252/5253/5254 or DSN: 629-4774 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: https://www.NavyExchange.jobs 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. GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#150005NV Sales Clerk (Softlines)/SL/NF-1/FLEX – Open

until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and displayed for the Jewelry, Men’s, Ladies, Shoes, Cosmetics, Handbags, and Children’s departments. Ann#150005NW Sales Clerk (Self Service)/SL/NF-1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service that anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Ann#150005NY Sales Clerk (Shoes)/SL/NF-1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service that anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Ann#160000H2 Sales Clerk (Consumer Electronics)/SL/NF1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service that anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Ann#160000AX Cashier Checker/CC/NF-1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Associates engaged in the operation of cash registers to record sales in retail checkout areas. CAPODICHINO NEXMART Ann#1600000R Sales Clerk/SL/ NF-1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for selling general merchandise to customers and ensuring merchandise is properly stocked and available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. GAETA NEXMART Ann#160000XD Retail Annex Operator/MM/NF-2/RFT– Open until filled – Pay rate: $9-$11 per hour. Job summary: Serves as operator in charge of a retail outlet located a significant distance from an Exchange, with responsibility for selling a variety of technical items (uniforms, automotive parts, electronics, etc.). Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES School Age Care Looking for Full-Time Leads Child and Youth Programs is looking for full-time lead positions at the Support Site’s School Age Care Program. The position helps oversee the Before- and After-School Program, in addition to the summer day camp. Apply through the Human Resources Office at Capodichino. Call 081-5684164/2505 to find out what documentation is needed.


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CYBER from page 1 In meeting those demands, Rogers said, “We are spending a lot of time going back to the fundamentals: how do you create a network in which defensibility, redundancy and reliability are core design characteristics?” Many existing networks and systems were built in a very different time and a place, when the threat of adversaries appeared small, he said, while now even data storage is an increasingly valuable target, given the “many who have a strong desire to steal it.” Rogers said Cyber Command is about halfway through building a 6,200-person “dedicated, high-end cyber mission force,” slated to form 133 teams to operate across the three mission areas. The workforce is scheduled to be fully mission-capable with the next three years, Rogers said. He added, “As soon as we can bring capability online we’re employing it … we can’t wait for it to be perfect.” Moving from Transactions to Partnerships Rogers told his audience Cyber Command wants to build private-sector partnerships to further its cyber missions. “I believe in what you bring to this fight,” he said. “I believe in the knowledge and the innovation that you help power.” Cyber Command has established a small presence in Silicon Valley made up largely of reservists who work in the tech sector, Rogers said. The goal, he said, is “to bridge the differences in perspective and the lack of knowledge and insight that at times we each have about the other.” He also seeks more interaction with academic institutions, including Stanford, Berkeley and others, he said, “Because I believe that the academic perspective, the research and the insights they develop are also important for us.” Cyber Command regularly exercises its capabilities to prepare for future real-world operations, he noted. “I encourage industry, I encourage all of you in your organizations – we want to partner,” Rogers said. “And if you’re interested in being involved in some of those exercises, we welcome your participation.” Balancing Protection, Privacy with Security, Safety Rogers outlined the NSA mission set, which combines foreign intelligence gathering on one hand with information assurance on the other. That information assurance role increasingly involves the private sector, he said. While he said wouldn’t have predicted his role as NSA chief would require him to deal with a motion-picture company, “in the aftermath of the hack against Sony, … it’s the nature of the world we find ourselves in, and I see that only developing further.” The NSA has specialized knowledge of adversary strategies and how to mitigate possible weaknesses, he said, and “there is no silver bullet, no single answer” to solve cyber security challenges. The nation counts on the NSA to help ensure its safety and security, Rogers said. “How do we ensure the protection and the privacy of our rights as citizens, which is fundamental to our very construct as a nation?” he asked. “It’s what drove the creation of this thing in the first place. … At the same time, we’ve also got to figure out how … we ensure the security and the safety of those same citizens.”

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MORE BASE NOTES Mar. 16: Author Book Reading at the Support Site Library Meet U.S. Navy officer and author Colin Sargent in a book reading of “The Boston Castrato.” Program runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For details call the library at DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361.

Bazaar March 19: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; and March 20: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Vendors throughout Italy will be selling furniture, artwork, wine, leather purses/handbags, shoes, chocolates, olive oil and more. Food will also be available for purchase. For details call 346690-7877

Mar. 16, 23 & 30: Climb & Dangle Outdoor Rockwall Try your hand at climbing or develop your climbing skills on one or more of the four routes of our 25 foot outdoor climbing wall with auto-belay protection. Try our Climb & Dangle Outdoor Rockwall at the Support Site Outdoor Recreation (closed parking lot) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Open to ages 10 and up. Youth 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian who will remain present for the duration of the activity. Register at the Outdoor Rec Center by noon on the day of the event. For details call DSN 6294947 or Comm. 081-811-4947.

Mar. 19, 21: Youth Sports Gymnastics New Student Assessment and Registration Assessment for the new CYP gymnastics season (ages 3-18) will be held at the Support Site Youth Center on Mar. 19 at 9 a.m. Registration begins March 21 at Youth Center. Season runs from April 18 to May 28 (once to twice per week). Upon registration, parent must provide valid proof of child’s age, registration and CYP forms, and PAYS online training certificate (for one parent only). For details call the Youth Sports department at DSN 626-4729 or Comm. 081-811-4729 or the Youth Center at DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-811-4722.

Mar. 17: Shamrock 5K Run and After Party at Central Park Wear your brightest green and be fast on your feet for the annual Shamrock 5K Fun Run on March 17 at Support Site Central Park. Registration will be open all day at the Support Site Fitness Forum and also from 4 to 5 p.m. at the event. The Fun Run cost is $5 per person and includes a T-shirt, bib and finishers medals. After the run, enjoy some Celtic sounds, Irish food and drink specials til 8 p.m. For details call DSN 629-6604 or 626-4266 or Comm. 081-811-6604 or 081568-4266. Mar. 17 and 24: Thursday Story Time at Support Site Library Children and their parents are invited to the Support Site Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for story time. Dates and themes are: March 17, National Nutrition Month; and March 24, Spring Fun. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Mar. 19: Color It Up 2.5K Fun Run at Carney Park Register at the Support Site Tickets & Travel office or at www.mwritt.org for a 2.5K Run at Carney Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. on March 19. Run is free and open to all ages. Participants receive a fun run Tshirt (while supplies last). Registration will also be taken on the day of the run at Carney Park from 4:30-5:40 p.m. at the Carney Park Rec. Center until the run sells out. A bus is available for pre-registered runners for $5. Register at the Tickets & Travel office or at www.mwritt.org by March 16. Upon boarding the bus, the fee will be reimbursed with a MWR voucher to be used at any MWR facility. Bus departs S. Site (in front of the Teen Center) at 4 p.m. and Carney Park at 8:30 p.m. For details about running or volunteering call the Youth Center at DSN 6294722 or Comm. 081-811-4722. Mar. 19-20: Spring Bazaar at Naples-American High School NHS Athletic Booster Club is hosting a Spring

Mar. 19: Parents’ Night Out Enjoy a night out and let CDC watch your children. Parents’ Night Out will run from 4 p.m. to midnight and is open to children ages 6 weeks to 6th grade at a cost of $4 per child, per hour. Register by the Friday, one week prior to Parents’ Night Out date, at the Support Site or Capo CDCs. Check out all scheduled dates by calling DSN 629-4989 Comm. 081-811-4989. Mar. 20: Red White and Blue Bingo USO Naples will host free Bingo at the Naples HS Cafeteria from 3:30-6 p.m. This event is open to U.S. ID card holders and features 12 bingo games and amazing prizes- to include electronics, home appliances and more. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Mar. 26: Easter Eggstravaganza at Carney Park Enjoy food, music, games, arts and crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more at the Easter Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 26. Admission is free to all U.S. ID card holders. Guest and Local National access fees apply. Bus transportation and access guest passes can be purchased online at www.mwritt.org. For details call the Youth Center DSN 629-4722 or Comm. 081-8114722 or visit the NSA Naples MWR Facebook page. Mar. 24: Auto Skills Center Free Vehicle Workshop Learn how to check your vehicle’s vital fluids, brakes, tires, windshield wipers, radiator, seat belts and more with the help of our expert mechanics at the free vehicle workshop on Mar. 24. Workshop is held every 30 minutes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In addition this month, the Auto Skills Center is having a big discount on Royal Purple Motor Oil. 5W20 and 5W30. Cost is only $10 per quart (instead of $13.50 per quart). For details or to register call DSN 6294971 or Comm. 081-811-4971.


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SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

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Who Was Saint Patrick? By Gary Nichols NSA Public Affairs

St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular holiday – which is celebrated on March 17 each year – to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. Irish immigrants began observing the holiday in Boston in 1737, and the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City in 1766. Here’s some background on the person who is celebrated on this holiday. The real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Britain around 390 A.D. to an a rich Christian family who owned property and slaves. As a young boy, it is believed Patrick showed no interest in Christianity. When he was 16, he was kidnapped and sent overseas to the wild, chilly and pagan country of Ireland to tend sheep for seven years. This was a very tough period of his life, and during this time he became a true believer in the Christian faith. According to legend, voices in his dreams told Patrick to escape from Ireland. He found passage on a pirate ship back to Britain, where he was eventually reunited with his family. While in Britain he became ordained as a

priest. He then returned to Ireland, and then spent the rest of his life converting Irish pagans to Christianity. He died on March 17, 461, and was almost forgotten. Eventually as Christianity spread around Ireland, his legend grew, and centuries later he was honored by the people of Ireland as its patron saint. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world. Some other interesting things about St. Patrick’s Day: It is widely believed St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. However, there have never been snakes in Ireland, then or now, for two reasons: Ireland is an island, and most snakes can’t swim; Plus, the environment was too cold for snakes to live. Most scholars believe “snakes” is symbolic of the pagans, which Patrick “drove out” by converting them to Christianity. Most people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. One of the traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage are traditional foods eaten on St. Patrick’s Day. The shamrock is often worn as a badge or pin. The three leaves, as taught by St. Patrick, also represented the Christian Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

upcoming uSo Tours Capodichino office 081-568-5713 Support Site office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it TourS oPEN To BoTh u.S. MiLiTarY aND NaTo i.D. CarD hoLDErS

Mar 12 Family Day at the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €25 Mar 13 Roman Countryside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €44 Mar18 Sant’ Agata dei Goti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Mar 19 Taste of Napoli: Food Odyssey . . . . . . . . . . . €39 Mar 20 Hiking the Path of the Gods . . . . . . . . . . . . . €39

EXTENDED TOURS

Mar 12-13 Mar 26-29 Mar 26-27 Apr 14-16 May 7-8 May 28-31

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

Dolce Vita Weekend in Rome . . . . . . . €187 Easter in Budapest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €669 Easter in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . . . €195 The Gems of Northern Italy . . . . . . . . €315 Mother’s Day in Ischia. . . . . . . . . . . . . €149 Memorial Day in Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . €669


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In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911. (On-BaseDial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638

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, are available at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/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 081-568-5112 (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 6265856/ 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 € 1,00 (one Euro) per word (minimum 10 words). For information on paid ads please call 081-5687884 (DSN 626-7884). Deadline is Wednesday 4 p.m. for the current week’s edition.

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Panorama March 11, 2016  

Panorama is a weekly newspaper serving the NATO, Naples and Gaeta military community in Italy.

Panorama March 11, 2016  

Panorama is a weekly newspaper serving the NATO, Naples and Gaeta military community in Italy.

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