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64th year, No. 10

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

NSA Naples Town Hall Addresses Housing Concerns; Issue Resolution Process By Naval Support Activity Naples Public Affairs

Naples area residents gathered at the Support Site MWR movie theater March 8 to participate in a town hall meeting focused on the issue resolution process for on-base and economy housing. The meeting was hosted by area senior leadership, including Adm. James Foggo, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, Rear Adm. Matthew Zirkle, chief of staff, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, and Capt. Todd Abrahamson, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy. Adm. Foggo began the meeting by talking about how command leadership

NATO Continues to Strengthen in Response to Great Power Competition By Jim Garamone

Capt. Todd Abrahamson, commanding officer Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, answers questions from community members of NSA Naples during a town hall meeting Mar. 8. The town hall was held to foster discussion between community members and senior leadership regarding the housing issue resolution process. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

will be engaging personnel stationed in Naples regarding housing issues. Other topics presented included how the resolu-

tion process works, why housing conditions affect family and mission readiness, how to opt into the new command visit

process, and how installations measure the health and safety of housing. TOWN HALL

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U.S. Personnel Participate in Caserta Palace COMREL U.S. personnel stationed on board Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples participated in a community relations event at the Royal Palace of Caserta, Mar. 9. More than 60 people took part in the COMREL which was coordinated by NSA Naples Public Affairs Community Relations Specialist Teresa Merola. Volunteers spent the day gathering trash and debris, and cleaning algae from the fountains, helping to restore the beauty of the park and strengthening the U.S. relationship with the local national community. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

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NATO marks 70 years of existence next month and alliance members continue the mission of ensuring the organization is relevant and agile in a new era, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Poland over the weekend. Stoltenberg was in Warsaw to mark the 20th anniversary of Poland joining NATO. He spoke at a conference sponsored by the Polish Institute of International Affairs and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The secretary general discussed the changes experienced across Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary were the first tranche of former nations to join NATO. “It is hard to understand the impact of the enlargement of NATO, the importance, how it has transformed Europe,” he said. He said traveling in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin Wall was a totally different world. “If anyone had told me back then that, not so much later, Poland and many other of the former Warsaw Pact members were going to be members of NATO, I would have regarded that as absolutely impossible,” he said. NATO

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

HE HOUSING TOWN Hall last Friday was a huge success and I want to thank everyone who came in person and participated from home. We were very lucky to have our military community’s top flag level leadership present to put out crucial information and take questions from the audience. The conditions in which our personnel and their families are living make a direct impact on the missions we all support. That is why we were very glad to have the opportunity to clearly explain the issue resolution process and receive some incredibly constructive feedback. As you’ll see in this week’s front page article, audience members asked some very good questions and made some excellent, actionable suggestions. Our team is going to look at each one of those suggestions to see what we can implement to improve resident experience here. As we do that, we’ll be releasing more information to the community about any new projects we undertake. You can find a list of some of the major topics discussed in the previously mentioned article, and you can also find information regarding the housing issue resolution process on our Facebook page. We’ve also pushed this information out to all of our tenant commands so you can always talk to your chain of command as well. When in doubt, never hesitate to contact the NSA Naples housing office for instructions on what to do if you have an issue. That goes for on-base family, on-base unaccompanied, and economy housing residents. March is national nutrition month and the Naval Hospital staff here is spreading awareness this year about healthy eating habits. This is a topic that affects each and every one of us, not just service members. Worldwide, millions of children and adults suffer from issues like malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, obesity, and various eating disorders. Today, the USNH Naples nutrition team is visiting our local DoDEA schools to educate children about these problems and how to eat right. Over the next few weeks they’ll also be going on AFN to speak to the community about the role nutrition plays in all our lives. Additionally, with the PFA coming up, many personnel often turn to unhealthy fad diets to lose weight or get in shape. Before deciding on a diet plan, please consider visiting the dedicated nutritionists at USNH Naples to talk about what’s best for your body. You can also take advantage of their ReNu Life program, which offers a science based approach to weight management and wellness. To find out more, call 081-568-5977. Lastly, as we start to see the sun coming back out and warmer weather on the horizon, it’s important to remind ourselves of some key safety topics. Quick changing weather patterns, as seen lately, can cause dangerous driving conditions. Make sure you remain focused when behind the wheel. And as you can’t be focused when intoxicated, remember that there are safe, reasonable alternatives to drinking and driving. Call your chain of command, a friend, or our command duty officer (CDO) at 335-825-7986, if you need help getting home. On base, we’ve also had a few incidents where motorists have come very close to hitting pedestrians. Watch out for increased foot traffic and bicyclists as the weather improves. For personnel commuting to Capo, it is not permitted to drive the wrong way in parking garages just to get a better spot. It’s also not permitted to park on the ends of lanes if no marked spots are left. Our security personnel will be looking out for and issuing tickets for this kind of behavior if personnel are caught. As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on Twitter @NSA_Naples and Facebook at Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant.


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BASE NOTES Mar. 15-25: Capo Lane Closure across from BLD 406 Aircraft Hanger PWD will begin scheduled maintenance in the area at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15. The inbound lane will be closed for 10 days during this work. A flagman will direct traffic during high traffic periods (morning/evening rush hours). A temporary traffic signal will be placed for low traffic volume times. For details email or call DSN 626-4816 or cell +39 337-129-9349.

Mar. 21: Monthly Taste of Home at the Hospital Galley The USO will host an evening meal for Single and Unaccompanied Service Members with dishes donated by our NSA Naples community. The night will also feature fun trivia with prizes including Monster Gaming Chairs. This free event occurs on March 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Support Site Naval Hospital Galley “La Cucina.” No registration required. For details call DSN 629-4903.

Mar. 16, 20, 23 and 30: Outdoor Recreation Trips in March Enjoy outdoor adventure this month with a fishing charter, sunset/moonlight hike, trekking trip and rafting trip in the Campania region. For details visit or call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081811-4947.

Mar. 24: Monthly Family Bingo The USO will host its monthly Bingo event March 24 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Join us at the Naples HS Cafeteria for a chance to win great prizes. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. No registration is required. For details call DSN 629-4903.

Mar. 20: Free Automotive Workshop at Auto Skills Center Why spend the money to have someone else maintain your vehicle when you can do it yourself. Learn the basic seasonal maintenance that it requires. The Auto Skills Center will be offering a free workshop with a qualified mechanic from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. For details call DSN 629-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971. Mar. 21: Seasonal Summer Hiring Event for Teens Looking for a summer job? Positions available are lifeguards (16 years and older) and teen recreation aids (14-17 years). Visit the Teen Center Café on Support Site, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. For details visit or call DSN 626-8202 or Comm. 081-568-8202.

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Mar. 25-28: Carney Park Greens Closed Golfing greens at Carney Park will be closed March 25-28, and will re-open March 29, weather permitting. Temporary greens will be made at the end of each fairway. For details call Comm. 081-526-4296. Mar. 28: Women’s History Month Celebration Join the CNE-CNA-C6F multicultural heritage committee as they celebrate Women’s History Month, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Capodichino theater. This event recognizes the contributions of women to our nation and this year’s theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” emphasizes their contributions while striving for peace. For details email

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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, email or visit or the Napoli Operational Support Club on Facebook. Beyond Youth is an NSA Naples Chapel-led youth program designed to help students to develop the leader within and lead a significant life. We meet in the Chapel Fellowship Hall onboard Support Site. Our middle school small groups meet Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; our high school small groups meet Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and our middle/high school weekly service meets Thursdays from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. For details email Garry at or visit https://www. or call DSN 629-4603.

ASD Città di Caserta Basketball Team Visits Support Site Fire Department The ASD Città di Caserta Basketball team visited the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Support Site Fire Department for a tour, Saturday, March 9. During the tour, the young athletes got the opportunity to see much of the equipment used by fire fighters including the trucks, tools and the firefighting ensemble, which was worn by one of the fire fighters. The tour included a game of “Rescue” and helped teach the team about the importance of fire safety. Photo by Mariangela Agnone


Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Opens in Rome The Scuderie del Quiranale palace in Rome opened a major exhibition on the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. The “Science before science” shows the technological and scientific work of Leonardo. There are more than 200 pieces on display including some of his famous works like the parachute, helicopter and tank. The exhibition dedicates an entire room to Leonardo’s military genius with several reproductions of his designs, including his famous giant crossbow. The exhibition runs until June 30. Leonardo da Vinci was born in Florence in 1452 and died in France in 1519. He worked in many fields including painting, sculpture, architecture, science, mathematics and astronomy.

stretches for 135 kilometers. At a depth between 30 and 55 meters below sea level, the mesophotic coral reef – a term for ecosystems with low levels of light – are more usually found in places like the Maldives or Carribean. Following the discovery, regional and port authorities are planning to create a new protected marine area off Monopoli. Ticket Prices Increase for Historical Site Ticket prices for the Colosseum, the Forum and Palatine Hill will increase from 12 to 16 euros starting November. A full ticket at the price of 22 euros will be introduced, allowing a two-day visit of the archaeological site. Starting April 11, the Nero’s palace will be open to the public. In 2018, the Colosseum was the most visited Italian cultural site in the world with 7.7 million visitors.

Italian Mothers Oldest in Europe According to the European Statistical OfUniversity Researchers Discover fice, Eurostat, Italian mothers are the oldCoral Reef est in Europe. Italian women have their Researchers from the Department of Biol- first child around 32 years of age; Spain is ogy of the University of Bari discovered in second place, followed by Luxembourg, the first coral reef in the seaside town of Greece and Ireland. The youngest mothers Monopoli, in the Puglia region. It is at are in Bulgaria with 25 years of age, folleast 2.5 kilometers in length, and it lowed by Romania, Estonia and Poland.

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. 340-9733324 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 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email Naples Military HOG Chapter Seeking New Members If you’re a motorcycle rider, whether it’s on a sport bike or a cruiser, and you want to see the wonders of Italy on the back of that scoot, then the Naples Military HOG Chapter is for you. Meet other members of Europe’s HOG Chapters and even make it to HOG Rallies throughout Italy and Europe. We have monthly meetings to welcome newcomers and discuss monthly rides. If you have a sport bike or a Harley Scoot and are interested in becoming a member there are many ways of contacting us: call Jordan Berryman at 342-755-2079 or email; come to one of our monthly meetings at Liberty Bell (O’Connor’s Pub) in Pinetamare or stop by Naples Military Auto Sales at the Support Site food court; or visit us on facebook at oconnorsbylibertybell or naplesmilitaryhogchapter.

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Yeoman (f) Navy Department, on the White House lawn, Washington DC, February 1919. U.S. Navy History and Heritage Photograph


World War I was the first industrial war. It introduced new weapons like the machine gun, airplanes, tanks, battleships, and submarines. The submarine, introduced to world navies around 1900, evolved from a coastal-bound vessel to a terror on the open seas. When unrestricted submarine war began in January 1917, the German navy sank 540,000 tons of shipping in the first month. In April 1917, the month's total had risen to 900,000 tons, several thousand of them American. Because Germany refused to stop sinking American shipping and Great Britain increased pressure for American intervention, the United States entered the war. The call to arms went out, and hundreds of thousands of men volunteered for or were drafted into military service. Even with increase of manpower, the Navy remained shorthanded. The number of ships increased from three hundred to a thousand. How were these new ships going to be manned? The answer lay in the unassuming language of the Naval Act of 1916, which unintentionally opened the door to women volunteering in the U.S. Navy. As in previous wars, women were prohibited from joining the Navy and other Regular armed services. But the act's vague language relating to the reserve forces did not prohibit women. The act declared that the reserve force within the U.S. Navy would consist of those who had prior naval service, prior service in merchant marines, were part of a crew of a civilian ship commissioned in naval service, or "all persons who may be capable of performing special useful service for coastal defense." This last element contained the loophole that allowed women to enlist. After reviewing the act, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels and the Bureau

of Navigation (the forerunner to the Bureau of Personnel) concluded that the language did not prohibit women from enlisting in the reserves. The act gave the Navy a previously untapped resource that allowed administrative operations to be carried out by naval personnel and freed able-bodied men to serve aboard ships. On March 19, 1917, the Bureau of Navigation sent letters to the commanders of the naval districts informing them they could recruit women into the Naval Coast Defense Reserve to be "utilized as radio operators, stenographers, nurses, messengers, chauffeurs, etc. and in many other capacities in the industrial line." The new enlisted women were able to become yeomen, electricians (radio operators), or any other ratings necessary to the naval district operations. The majority became yeomen and were designated as yeomen (F) for female yeomen. The Navy began recruiting women immediately, but it had no provisions for medical examinations or standards to which they were going to hold new recruits. Some recruiting offices were able to borrow female nurses from nearby naval hospitals to conduct the examinations. At the beginning, it was assumed the yeomen would perform only administrative duties, so the majority of the tests focused on office skills. In spite of the confining categories the Navy placed upon the yeomen (F), the women also worked as mechanics, truck drivers, cryptographers, telephone operators, and munitions makers. The Navy faced two problems specific to the new yeomen (F): living quarters and a dress code. A large number of these young women were assigned to posts away from home. Because the Navy had no protocol for women on naval bases, the female yeomen had to make their own arrangements for living quarters.

Some were lucky and could find a place to stay with family or friends nearby. Many yeomen roomed at the YWCA or shared other apartments. In some cases, the Navy helped. In Washington, D.C., the Navy leased some apartments for female yeomen who did not live locally. As the war progressed, housing became such a problem in Washington that the Navy proposed building dormitories for the beleaguered yeomen. The war ended before any of the construction projects began. In Newport, Rhode Island, the Navy housing conditions were so deplorable that the secretary of the Navy agreed to a subsidy to pay for room and board. Standard Navy uniforms were tailored for men, but the Navy had no provision to supply women's clothing. At the time, it was still considered improper for women to wear anything but a dress or skirt. The solution was to lay down guidelines on what was to be considered regulation dress, and the yeomen (F) were given additional money to purchase what they needed. The uniforms of the yeomen (F) varied because they were either homemade or purchased outfits. Navy regulations later stated that uniforms had to be either white or blue. A single-breasted jacket topped a skirt whose hem had to be four inches above the ankle. Hats tended to be a brimmed hat made of a stiff felt. By the end of the war, the Navy had made changes to the regulations that governed gloves, hats, jackets, skirts, and handkerchiefs. The yeomen (F) enlisted for the standard four years. Days before the signing of the Armistice in November 1918, the Navy stopped enrolling women but made no decision on what to do with women already in service. It was assumed they would finish their enlistments, and for some that period would end in 1922. In 1919 the Navy made its first move to dismantle the women reserves. The

Yeoman (F) Eloise Fort (left) and Chief Yeoman (F) Lassie Kelly were part of a contingent of 250 Yeomen (F) who were sent to New York from Washington, D.C., to take part in the Victory Loan drive. U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Naval Appropriations Act of 1919 placed both Navy and Marine female reservists on inactive duty. Because they had not been discharged, they had to keep their uniforms and medical information. The Navy was also willing to pay for passage to return home or to the place of recruitment. In one special case, Yeomen Rose Volkman was recruited in her home in Hawaii and transferred to New York. The Bureau of Navigation investigated who had ordered this assignment because they were now responsible for paying $300 for her return passage. The Navy was not so shortsighted as to willingly lose such a valuable resource as the services the yeomen (F) provided. Before the passage of the Naval Appropriations Act, Secretary Daniels advised the Navy and Marine commanders of civilian positions that would open within the Department of the Navy and at shore establishments. Appointments to these positions, such as clerks, messengers, or police, would be offered to reservists for a temporary period. Those who accepted the appointments kept their rate of pay and received bonuses to compensate for losing living expense allowances that they had got during their service. At the end of the appointment,

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Students and Sailors Enjoy Read Across DoDEA Day By Shannon McCaulley

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read across DoDEA Day, sailors and parents volunteered to read to students on March 1, 2019, at Naples Elementary School through the Partners in Education (PIE) program. Last Friday, YN2 Coryna Houston was one of almost 20 volunteers who shared their love of reading with Naples students. “Interacting with kids through reading is so much fun. They’re so lively and have such bright faces.” The annual event at Naples Elementary School parallels the nation’s largest reading celebration, Read Across America, which encourages literacy for all ages by connecting us to the great American author, Dr. Seuss. For the March 1st celebration of literacy, many students and staff were dressed in reading and Dr. Seuss themed attire, but it was the small group reading by the special guests that brought out the smiles from students. “Reading to a student is motivation and that experience

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

Naval Support Activity Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Abrahamson reads to elementary school students in celebration of Dr. Seuss and Read across DoDEA on March 1, 2019, at Naples Elementary School Information Center. Photo by Shannon McCaulley

helps students feel special,” Naples Elementary School Information Center Specialist Ms. Cynthia Onumah said. The Information Center at the school is a place where students can connect with the world. As part of this reading awareness program, the volunteer readers shared their commitment to literacy by reading some of their favorite childhood books to over 200 Naples Elementary School students.

Through the Partners in Education (PIE) program, commands, organizations, groups, and individuals are invited to volunteer in the Naples Elementary School Information Center. Opportunities include presenting on a topic, sharing a job experience, reading books, and more. For more details email NSA Naples School Liaison Officer Shannon McCaulley at

Navy’s Annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Has Officially Launched! What is VITA? VITA is a free, self-service program to help individuals complete their taxes. VITA pairs individuals and their families with trained volunteers and streamlined tax software, called MilTax, to get the job done right – and hopefully a refund in the bank within two weeks!

us to better assist other customers and decrease wait times. This self-service program will be available onboard Capodichinio as well as NSA Naples Support Site. The Tax Assistance Centers are limited to the services provided by Military OneSource and the IRS Free File Alliance on-line tax filing programs. Eligible tax filers can access these services on their own by calling Military OneSource Who is eligible for the services that VITA at 800-342-9647 (available 24/7), or from any provides? computer at or www.militaryoneThe VITA program is available to all activeduty and retired service members and their de- and gain access trained tax consultants to help make informed decisions about pendents, as well as deployed Department of their tax returns. Defense civilians. Region Legal Service Office will be happy to When do the services begin? assist at our tax centers for self-service assisThe RLSO EURAFSWA VITA Site will be tance. If you wish to scheduled and appointprovi ding services beginning February 1. ment with a volunteer contact Mrs. Daniela Floco - Region Volunteer Income Tax CoordinaWhere will the services be available? tor - at Comm: 081-568-4576 (DSN: 626-4576) In 2014, all Naval Legal Service Command or e-mail (NLSC) sites fully transitioned into self-service Resume Building Opportunity! tax assistance centers, including the U.S. Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, South- Free IRS training is available through the IRS website. Trainees will receive a certificate west Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA) onboard upon successful completion of training. This is Capodichino. With the Navy’s self-service program, you will a rare opportunity to become IRS certified and be able to electronically file your return and re- help your Naples community. Anyone interested in volunteering to assist ceive assistance from IRS-certified volunteers. service members and their families to file their It is our hope that in doing so, you will also income tax should contact Daniela Floco at elearn how to prepare taxes on your own using mail free, internet-based software. This will enable

● Mar. 15: Career Exploration, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 19: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (2 of 3 sessions). ● Mar. 19: Social & Emotional Health Resource VA Brief, 10 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 20: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m. at Capo, American Red Cross. ● Mar. 21: Gricignano Market Trip, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Carpool – Meet at TLA lobby. ● Mar. 21: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 21: VA Benefits Overview, 10 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION Is Your Refrigerator Running…Efficiently? From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Refrigerators are one of many appliances that remain on day and night. One way to reduce energy waste is to ensure your refrigerator is in the best working condition possible. There should be a tight seal on all refrigerator doors. One way to test if the seal is tight is to place a dollar bill in the door. If the dollar falls when the door is closed consider calling the housing warehouse to get a more efficient one. Using an energy star refrigerator can help save up to $150 on utility bills a year. Most people don’t think that the maintenance for their refrigerator would save them energy but it does. Here are some things you can do with your refrigerator. 1.Don’t set the temperature colder than necessary. Set the refrigerator temperature between 35° F and 38° F. set the freezer control so the temperature is between -5° F and +6° F. A small thermometer placed in the refrigerator or freezer will help you set it correctly. 2.Clean the unit. Clean dust off the condenser coils, fins, evaporator pan and motor once or twice a year. A clean unit runs more efficiently. Unplug the unit and clean with a vacuum cleaner or long-handled brush. Also leave a little space behind the unit to allow air circulation. 3.Defrost a manual-defrost unit regularly. Frost makes your unit work harder and wastes energy. Don’t allow more than one-quarter inch of frost to build up. 4.KEEP GRAZING TO A MINIMUM. Frequently opening and closing the door puts strain on your refrigerator. Try to avoid mindlessly eating in front of the refrigerator (with the door open), so you won’t let too much cold air escape the fridge. 5.DON’T PUT HOT LEFTOVERS IN THE FRIDGE. If you have containers of leftovers. Don’t put them straight into the fridge while they’re still hot. They can raise the fridge’s temperature, making the compressor work harder to cool the fridge down. If you let your food cool to room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator, you’ll take some of the strain off your fridge. For more tips on Energy Conservation call Gennaro Gargiulo or Electrician 2nd Class Marvin J. Hernandez at DSN 6261895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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SOUND OFF: What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day?

PSSN David Swearingin “Just partying with friends. We’ll probably go to the club.”


Christine Perrotta “I’m not going out because I just got back from Dublin. I’ll just be spending time with my family.”

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The command visit process, part of a CNIC directive, will allow personnel to request a walkthrough of their residence from their chain of command. If a request is made, two personnel in a supervisory position will visit the individual’s home and discuss and document any issues they are having. Once documented, a service member or civilian employee’s chain of command can help follow up on the issues with the installation housing office. This applies to personnel living on or off base. Along with Capt. Abrahamson, leadership from the installation’s housing and public works departments helped explain the issue resolution process. When an issue arises, residents of base housing should contact the housing office immediately. If the issue is not resolved, residents can contact the housing director directly. If the issue is still not resolved, the Region housing office is available to help. For economy residents, the process is similar, but requires residents to first contact their landlord. The housing office can then be contacted if any communication or other issues exist. Again, if the issue is not resolved, residents can contact the installation housing director or Region housing office directly.

IT1 Donald Aker “In the past I’ve ran marathons on St. Patrick’s day, but this year I’m not doing anything. I didn’t make plans.”

A question and answer session following the presentations also led to discussion of specific concerns Naples area residents have regarding housing issue resolution. Some of the topics posed and answers given were: – Drinking water quality on base. Safety is our top priority in anything we do at NSA Naples. Drinking water on base is tested regularly to ensure it meets the strictest requirements for health and safety. However, some residents have reported issues such as strong chlorine odor, staining of clothes or mineral build up in sinks and appliances. If you experience these issues, we need to know. Please report the problem to the housing office so we can investigate what is causing it and how we can potentially correct it. Our environmental team especially needs to know about potential issues with water quality. – Air conditioning transition timeframes in base housing. Many on-base residents have expressed frustration with the timeline for turning air conditioning (A/C) on leading into the summer. Residents whose homes get too hot end up having to open windows and potentially let in smoke from nearby fires in. NSA Naples actually starts the A/C activation process far earlier than required due to how

Marielou Massabki “If the weather is nice I’ll go out with my husband and cousins. We’ll plan it at the last minute.”

long it takes to cover all buildings. We are however going to look into the order in which buildings’ A/C is turned on. Buildings which get more sunlight during the day might be able to be turned on sooner. Again, please let us know if you are experiencing this issue in your building so we can help mitigate the problem. – Issues with maintenance contractors. Residents with service call issues like maintenance workers not showing up on time, not showing up at all, leaving a mess behind, not making proper repairs the first time, or not understanding why they’ve been called should contact the housing office immediately. NSA Naples tracks items like repeat service calls so we can bring these to the attention of our lessor during regularly scheduled meetings. We need to know how often these types of problems are happening so we can address them with the contractors directly. If you have a problem with a service call, we want to hear about it as soon as possible. – Improvements to the feedback process. The suggestion was made to implement an electronic feedback system for service calls, similar to what USNH Naples uses after a patient visit. We think this is an outstanding

RP3 Bethany Caldwell “It’s on a Sunday so I’ll be working, but I also have a soccer game to play and I’m coaching.”

idea and are going to look into the possibility of implementing this type of system. In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming by contacting our housing office, our housing director or the Region housing office, or by leaving us a comment via the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system. – Issues with landlords of economy housing. Residents in economy housing should first contact their landlord with any issues they have. It is the landlord’s responsibility to carry out their responsibilities as outlined in the lease. If an issue cannot be resolved with the landlord however, residents can contact the housing office for help. Examples include helping tenants communicate when a language barrier exists, or reviewing a lease agreement to examine the tenant’s rights. If necessary, housing can get legal services involved to advocate for the tenant. Housing does place landlords who refuse to perform their lease agreement responsibilities on an off limits list. The housing office will not facilitate a lease for that property until the landlord can prove they have resolved the issue. They can even place other properties the landlord owns on the list as well. TOWN HALL

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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 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 Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dawid Panyszak receives a Flag Letter of Commendation from Rear Adm. Rick Williamson in the air terminal on board Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Mar. 7. Panyszak was named the 2018 Building Energy Monitor of the year for all of Navy Region Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

HM3 Panyszak Awarded as BEM of the Year From U.S. Naval Hospital Naples

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dawid Panyszak was awarded a Flag Letter of Commendation from Rear Adm. Rick Williamson on March 7 for being named the 2018 Building Energy Monitor (BEM) of the year for all of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA). As the BEM for U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, a collateral duty to his primary role, Panyszak delivered monthly command indoctrination briefs to educate new staff members on energy conservation, streamlined work order requests resulting in more timely resolutions of energy conservation deficiencies, consolidated the use of appliances in mess rooms, and tracked the preventive maintenance of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

system to ensure energy efficiency. “As BEM for the hospital, I work with PWD Naples and my command to make sure we use energy and water as efficiently as we can,” said Panyszak. “This includes regular walk-throughs to look for energy or water waste, helping others understand the importance of conservation, and identifying problems in the facility that need to be fixed.” Panyszak’s relentless efforts in the pursuit of energy conservation resulted in an 18 percent reduction in total energy consumption for the fiscal year 2018 compared to fiscal year 2017 throughout the 186,000 square-foot Support Site hospital. “I want to thank everyone at the hospital for supporting this program. This is not achievable by one person alone, we accomplished this as a team,” said Panyszak.

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. 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 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 339-267-7075 or visit countries/italy.htm. Nato Lions Rugby: International Rugby Club is open to all interested players – men, women and children (5-12). Men’s rugby is Part of the Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and is contact rugby. Practice is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Joint Force Command at Lago Patria. Women’s tag rugby practice is every Monday 5:30 p.m. at JFC. Children’s tag rugby practice is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at JFC (January through April). For details call Mickael Pierrin or David Taylor at Comm. 081-721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby. Harry S Truman Lodge No. 649 meets every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704-9607 or email or visit

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, March 15 5:30 p.m. Alita: Battle Angel, PG-13 6:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 8:30 p.m. The Prodigy, R 9 p.m. Isn't It Romantic, PG-13 Saturday, March 16 3 p.m. Wonder Park, PG 3:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 5:30 p.m. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG 6:30 p.m. Miss Bala, PG-13 8 p.m. What Men Want, R 8:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 Sunday, March 17 3 p.m. Wonder Park, PG 3:30 p.m. LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, PG 6 p.m. Isn't It Romantic, PG-13 7 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 Monday, March 18 Closed, No Movie Tuesday, March 19 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, March 20 5:30 p.m. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG 6:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 7:30 p.m. What Men Want, R Thursday, March 21 5:30 p.m. The Kid Who Would Be King, PG 6:30 p.m. Isn't It Romantic, PG-13 7:30 p.m. The Prodigy, R

Alita: Battle Angel PG-13, Action-Adventure-Romance, 122 min. Cast: Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Eiza Gonzlez, Jennifer Connelly and Lana Condor. Action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world. Captain Marvel PG-13, Action-Adventure-SciFi, 124 min. Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace and Mckenna Grace. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World PG, Animation-Action-Adventure, 104 min. Cast: Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington

and Jonah Hill. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Isn't It Romantic Premiere PG-13, Comedy-Fantasy-Romance, 88 min. Cast: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra and Betty Gilpin. A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. The Kid Who Would Be King Last Showing PG, Adventure-Family-Fantasy, 120 min. Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor and Rhianna Dorris. A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part PG, Animation-Action-Adventure, 100 min. Cast: Jason Momoa, Alison Brie and Chris Pratt. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Miss Bala PG-13, Action-Drama-Thriller, 104 min. Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Vivian Chan, Barbarella Pardo and Cristina Rodlo. Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanishlanguage film. The Prodigy R, Horror-Thriller, 92 min. Cast: Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore and Paul Fauteux. A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him. What Men Want R, Comedy-Fantasy-Romance, 117 min. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz and Chris Witaske. A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. Wonder Park Premiere PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 85 min. Cast: Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson and Mila Kunis. Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

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 at 001-877-995-5247.


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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 081811-4962. Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email 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 6264545 or email or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 626-2871or Napoli Nation Fan Club is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. For details visit USASSCNapoli on Facebook. Connect the Tots is an organization for bringing together families with babies and toddlers to play and mingle. Monthly club events include themed parties, group outings off-base and playground meet-ups. For the latest on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy.

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 or visit Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy on Facebook. Filipino-American Association of Naples, Italy meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details call Ely Santos at Comm. 081-811-4648 or DSN 629-4648 or visit Fil-Am Naples on Facebook. The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, visit the USMRASI at or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315. 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 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.

Meditation Sitting Group meets on Mondays begins at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Chapel. Participation is free and newcomers are welcome. For details call the Chapel at DSN 629-4600. Register For On-Site Undergraduate Classes Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. Call UMUC Maryland at 081-568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College at 081-568-6761. 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 University of Oklahoma Graduate Degrees The University of Oklahoma offers the master of human relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For details call the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building. 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.

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 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. 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. 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.

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Shared Security But it did, and now these nations — including Poland — contribute to shared security in many ways. “Poland is present in one of our battlegroups in Latvia, Enhanced Forward Presence,” Stoltenberg said. “Poland is conducting air policing out from Lithuania. Poland is part of our tailored forward presence in Romania, and Poland is also contributing to different NATO missions and operations, including in Afghanistan, our training mission in Iraq and in Kosovo.” Poland also has hit the Wales Summit mark of investing 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense. Poland is on the forefront of the world of great power competition having a border with Russia. There are now NATO combat troops based in Poland and the Baltic Re-


publics, the secretary general said. The United States has based a rotational armored brigade in Poland, and that force exercises regularly with Polish and NATO allies. Growing Alliance NATO has grown from 12 nations that signed the Washington Treaty in 1949 to 29. It will further grow this year when the accession protocol with North Macedonia is ratified in all the allied countries. And the door remains open, Stoltenberg said. “The paradox is that despite that we are growing bigger [and] more countries are joining the alliance, despite that we have been the most successful alliance in history, we see questions being asked about the strength and the relevance of the trans-Atlantic bond, both in Europe and in North America,” he said. There are differences among the allies in many

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw, March 7, 2019. NATO photo

areas — trade, climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, burden sharing and other issues. “But the paradox is that despite these differences, North

America and Europe are doing more together within NATO and on security and defense than they have done for many years,” the secretary general said. Readiness, Counterterrorism The battle groups in the East are just one part. Alliance forces are increasingly ready, with a tripling of the size of the NATO Response Force. The alliance is pushing its “4-30s” initiative — meaning 30 battalions, 30 warships and 30 air squadrons ready within 30 days. NATO is also playing a significant role in the fight against terror. “We have made enormous progress in the fight against Daesh,” he said. “The global coalition -- NATO is part of that, all NATO allies are part of that -- it’s a transatlantic effort.” NATO transformed its operations in Afghanistan from a combat mission to one focused in training, advising and assisting local forces. U.S. Commitment Stoltenberg said the perception of many Europeans is that the United States is reducing its presence in Europe, and he emphasizes this is not the case. “The United States is committed to the security of Europe,” he said. “It’s right that after the end of the Cold War, the United States reduced its military presence in Europe — and that was quite natural because tensions went down. But over the last years we have seen that United States is again increasing its military presence in Europe.”

As part of the European drawdown, U.S. Army battle tanks were withdrawn from Europe in 2013. Less than a year later they were back, laying the groundwork for what has become a sizable rotational force. “Now the United States is back with a full armored brigade, many battle tanks, in Europe,” Stoltenberg said. “That’s not a sign of weakened commitment, that’s a sign of strengthened commitment.” Large numbers of American service members participated in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise. The European allies are matching spending increases and more. European nations have added $100 billion extra for defense spending by the end of next year, he said. “This is also recognized in Washington,” Stoltenberg said. “So, yes, there are differences, yes there are disagreements on many issues,” he continued. “But yes, when it comes to NATO, security, we’re actually strengthening our partnership. And, for me, it is important to convey this because perception matters. If the perception is that we are not strong, if the perception is that we are not standing together, then we reduce deterrence. “And the strength of NATO, the deterrence we are delivering every day, the purpose of that is to prevent conflict, is to preserve the peace. And if there is any misunderstanding about that, we are actually increasing the risk of conflict, miscalculations and attack against a NATO ally,” Stoltenberg said.


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JOBS CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (CHR) Customer service hours are: ● Monday through Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ● Thursday: 12:15 to 3 p.m. ● Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service operation hours for the following 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 USAJOBS WEBSITE: IMPORTANT NOTICE: USAJOBS has implemented a new sign-in method using This method increases the security of the USAJOBS system and allows individuals to use a single sign in for multiple government systems. Applicants, who have not created a account yet will be prompted to create one upon signing into USAJOBS All Department of Navy overseas US 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 Thusday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: regions/cnreurafswa/about/ job_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the Security Pass and ID Office at Gricignano, Support Site, or at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR), Capodichino, Naples. The CHR Office must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. CLOSING MARCH 21, 2019 Management & Program Analyst, Ua-0343-01, ANN# 33191-201323-PG, Full Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact 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: 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 NSA

NAPLES US NAF POSITIONS Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#19-044R5, Flexible, This position is for multiple Recreation Aid vacancies located at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department in NSA Naples & Carney Park U.S. Navy Region, Europe, Africa & Southwest Asia. Facilities needing Recreation Aids: Bowling, Community Events, Golf course, Fitness, Liberty, Outdoor Recreation, Park, Ticket and Tours, and Theater. Closing date: March 16, 2019 CYP Assistant, CY-1702I/II, ANN#19-099, Regular full time, SS CDC Naples, Italy. Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to eighteen years in a Child and Youth Program setting. Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children ranging from 6weeks to 5 years old. Closing date: March 21, 2019

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: https://www.NavyExchange.j obs – 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. GAETA MINIMART Ann#180003AS Sales Clerk/MM/NF-01/FLEX. Open until filled. Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers by exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Must be 18 or older to apply.

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 NSA Chapel is seeking Protestant Director of Religious Education NSA Naples Chapel is seeking a Protestant Director of Religious Education. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for providing a total Protestant religious education program: Levels pre-K through adult. Candidates must be active participants in the NSA Chapel, demonstrate spiritual maturity, and have training and experience in religious education and management. This is a 25 hour/week contract position. For details email Chaplain Tiongson at

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Landlords need our business and we don’t have to give it to them, so if you have an issue, please report it. – Issues with housing office representatives. NSA Naples also has received feedback from some personnel about unhelpful housing office employees. There is no excuse for this and we apologize to residents who have experienced this. It is our mission to provide excellent support across all lines of operation, including quality of life. This is why it is so important that if you can’t get an issue resolved with a housing office representative, you contact the installation housing director as soon as possible. He can take immediate action and work with you to resolve the problem. Again, if he is not able to help, you can then go directly to the Region housing office. The common theme among all topics was that residents should immediately report problems to the appropriate entity. The base also is able to place residents facing emergencies that can’t be resolved in a reasonable timeframe in emergency temporary lodging (TLA). Audience members were given contact information for any scenario to facilitate this first step in the resolution process. Residents in base family housing can call 081-8114285 for any issue. Unaccompanied personnel on base should dial 081811-4696. All after hours emergencies in family or unaccompanied housing should be directed to 081568-5547. Economy residents who cannot resolve an issue through their landlord can call 081-811-4466. The NSA Naples housing director, Mr. Marvin Mullins, can be reached at 081-811-4445 or by e-mailing The Region housing office can be emailed at More information is to be released in the future regarding further improvements and updates being planned based on feedback from town hall participants, residents who have reported issues to the housing office and personnel who have submitted ICE comments to the installation. For more information regarding NSA Naples, visit or NSANaples/.

Apr. 20: Easter Eggstravaganza at Carney Park The Eggstravaganza be held April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carney Park. Bunny assistant volunteers are needed for this fun annual event to help set up / break down, distribute candy, and more. If your NSA Naples-recognized private organization needs to raise money, your group can register as a food vendor. Sign up soon as space is limited. For details call MWR Community Recreation at DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Now-Mar. 15: Registration for Lifeguard Training Courses at Capo Fit Zone Want to lifeguard this summer? Registration is open now through March 15 at the Capo Fit Zone for Lifeguard Training. Training runs Fridays (March 15 and 22) from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and weekends (March 16-17 and 23-24) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost includes American Red Cross certifications (Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR) and a pocket mask. For details visit www.navymwrnaples. com/fitnesssports/aquatics/capo-fitzone-indoor-pool or call DSN 626-4254 or Comm. 081811-4254. Now-Mar. 15: Registration Open for Youth Baseball, Softball and Teeball It’s time to register your child(ren) for Youth Sports & Fitness Spring Season. Teeball is available to ages 3-5, while Baseball and Softball are available to ages 6-18. Register at the School-Age Care center on Support Site, MondayFriday, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For details visit child-youth/youth-sports or call DSN 629-4725 or Comm. 081-811-4725. Now-Mar. 15: Registration open for NSA Naples Shamrock Shuffle at Support Site Wear your green and participate in this year’s Shamrock Shuffle March 15. The run begins at 5:30 p.m. at Strikers Bowling Center parking lot. Register at Support Site Fitness Forum or Capo Fit Zone. Run is free for children 12 years and younger. The first 100 participants to cross will get a finishers medal. Tshirts are available for sale. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-8116604. Now-Mar. 28: Ship Shape with USNH Naples Get ready, get fit, get healthy with Ship Shape a six-series course that consists

MORE BASE NOTES of lecture material followed by an instructor-led exercise session hosted by U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. Sessions will be held now through March 28 on the following days and locations: Each Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Capodichino Clinic; and each Thursday at 3 p.m. at USNH Naples. Course content includes workshops on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification to assist you in reaching your wellness goals. For registration or details call Health Promotion and Wellness at DSN 629-6305 or 6265977. Now-Mar. 29: NOSC Scholarships are Open for Applications NOSC Scholarships are available to high school seniors, spouses and high school graduated dependents residing in the Naples area. For details visit or email noscscholarship@ or call DSN 629-7313. Now-Apr. 15: Pre-registration for NSA Muscle & Fitness Show Register by April 15 for the NSA Muscle & Fitness Show for a discounted rate. The show will be held June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Village Forum Courtyard. There are two Women’s Categories: Figure and Physique, and two Men’s Categories: Bodybuilding and Physique. For details call DSN 6266489 or Comm. 081-568-6489. Now-June 15: Free Tax Filing with VITA Center Services The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will assist servicemembers, DoD employees, retirees and their families until June 15. VITA Volunteers will provide free assistance in filing your returns both at the Capodichino Library and Support Site at the Fleet and Family Center. The service is by appointment only. For details or registration email or call DSN 626-4576 or Comm. 081-568-4576 USNH Naples Physical Therapy Accepting New Active Duty Patients Only Effective immediately, the Physical Therapy Clinic at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will begin to refer new non-active duty patients to the Italian care network due to a shortage in provider staffing. Active duty service members will not be affected by this


change. This is a temporary measure and the Physical Therapy Clinic will revert to normal practices once full staffing is restored. Individuals seeking physical therapy should continue to register through the Support Site Physical Therapy front desk. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage all current and/or prospective physical therapy patients to call DSN 629-6183 or Comm. 081-811-6183 with any questions or concerns. Safety Office Reminders Driving Under the Influence (DUI): The base has had two reported DUI’s in the past two weeks. During one incident, which occurred off base, the motor vehicle operator refused to consent to testing. Remember that if you refuse to consent to testing by local police – who DO NOT need probable cause to stop you – can charge you based solely on observation, and they will also confiscate your driver’s license. This will also result in your base driving privileges being suspended. The blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for a DUI is .05%. Use designated drivers, call your friend or someone in your chain of command, BUT NEVER DRINK and DRIVE. For details email or call DSN 626-3147 or Comm. 081-5683147. Parking Safety: In both parking garage’s onboard Capodichino, pedestrians have the right of way. It is important to note that in the East garage (near the Capo Inn and base library) traffic flows in different directions: Floors -2 and -1 flow in one direction; while floors 1 through 5 flow in the opposite direction. Motorists should watch out for “Do Not Enter” signs and arrows on the pavement or walls, and the movement of other vehicles. NEVER turn the wrong way down a lane in either garage. Several near-misses have occurred due to people violating the correct flow of traffic to get into a coveted parking spot. For details email or call DSN 626-3147 or Comm. 081-568-3147. Winter Safety: February is traditionally the coldest month with the greatest possibility of freezing rain, snow, and black ice in Naples. Motorists should slow down on elevated roads as they tend to freeze quickly and create black ice. For details email or call DSN 626-3147 or Comm. 081-568-3147.


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MARZO / March ORO / Gold PARATA / Parade SAN PATRIZIO / Saint Patrick TRIFOGLIO / Shamrock VERDE / Green

ARCOBALENO / Rainbow CELEBRARE / Celebrate DICIASSETTE / Seventeen FESTA / Holiday FOLLETTO / Leprechaun IRLANDA / Ireland

SPRING FLOWERS Answer to last week’s puzzle

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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 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.

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upcoming uSo Tours Capodichino office 081-568-5713 Support Site office 081-811-4903


Mar. 15: Mar. 16: Mar. 17: Mar. 23: Mar. 24: Mar. 30:

Wine and Dine in a Cave . . . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Sassi “Stone” of Matera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . €47 Junior Cake Decorating Class . . . . . . . . . €30 The Magical Island of Capri . . . . . . . . . . €87 Sorrento and Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . . €40 Sant’Agata dei Goti with Wine Tasting Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Mar. 31: Hiking the Path of Gods . . . . . . . . . . . . . €43 Wine tasting tours are for adults only

EXTENDED TOURS Mar. 23-24: Apr. 9-13: Apr 20-21: May 11-12: May 24-27: July 4-7:

Perugia and Assisi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €188 Spring Break in Morocco . . . . . . . . . . €1,070 Easter Weekend in Florence and Pisa . €195 Mother’s Day Weekend in Ischia . . . . €169 Memorial Day Weekend on the French Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €475 4th of July Weekend in Malta . . . . . . . €485

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, are available at (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 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 € 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 Elena D'Angelo cell. 340577-5239 or tel. 081-891-1489.


OMEMADE CAKES/SWEETS by Annalisa and Rosy: Plumcakes, pancakes, apple pies, pumpkin pies, traditional Neapolitan sweets (baba’, caprese, etc). Rosy 349-0678071.


PANoRAMA March 15, 2019

Profile for NSA Naples

Panorama March 15, 2019  

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

Panorama March 15, 2019  

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