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Naples Tiger Sharks Capture EFSL Southern Division Championships for the 12th Year By Solange Markvart

The Naples Tiger Sharks won the European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Southern Division Championship title for the twelfth year in a row, shattering both league and team records. The Tiger Sharks hosted swimmers from all over the Southern Division (Aviano, Lisbon, Naples, Rota, Sigonella, and Vicenza) February 3, 2018, as they converged on Naples for a long day of competitive swimming. The competition was fierce as the majority of swimmers from all the teams significantly dropped their personal times, improved their EFSL standings, and for some earned a qualifying time for the EFSL Championship that will take place in London later on this month. From the opening whistle the Tiger Sharks dominated

During an exciting evening of community fun, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Buonome Chanphouang, better known by her nickname “JP” won the 11th edition of the USO’s Naples Got Talent show at the Naples High School Cafeteria February 11. With that victory, “JP” brought home two round-trip tickets to the United States courtesy of United Airlines, and shared the stage with eight other highly talented contestants who performed for

Mattis, Italian Counterpart Reaffirm U.S.Italian Defense Relationship From DoD News

Naples Tiger Sharks, Cosmo Salicone, 11, sprints toward the wall in the Boys 12 and Under 100 meter freestyle during the 2018 European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Southern Division Championship, which was hosted by NSA Naples February 3, 2018. Photo by Jason Markvart

the competition, scoring 1,370 points, which secured their first place with 350

points over second place Sigonella Swordfish with 1,020 points and third place

Vicenza Mako Sharks with 970 points. TIGER SHARKS Page 7

11th Naples Got Talent By Niki Leiva NSA Naples USO

Friday, February 16, 2018

a standing room-only audience and a panel of esteemed judges. Special celebrity guest, vocalist of 98 Degrees and winner of Dancing with the Stars, Drew Lachey, shared his critiques and praises with contestants as one of the evening’s judges. Opening the evening’s program and continuing the entertainment during intermission, the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Rock Band took the stage with energizing performances including several NAPLES GOT TALENT Page 7

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Buonome Chanphouang won the 11th edition of the USO’s Naples Got Talent show at the Naples High School Cafeteria February 11. Photo by Joe Luthy

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During their meeting in Rome February 13, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti discussed the close U.S.Italian defense partnership that is built upon a long history of mutual respect and shared values, as well as robust cooperation bilaterally and through NATO, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. The two ministers discussed ongoing operations in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa, as well as the new U.S. National Defense Strategy, which underscores the importance of the NATO alliance, White said. Praises Italy’s Contributions Mattis praised Italy’s important contributions to coalition operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, where Italy is the second largest contributor of troops after the U.S., White said, adding that Mattis noted the significant role that the Italian national police and army are undertaking to train host-nation security forces. Mattis also applauded Italy’s superior support and cooperation in addressing security threats along NATO's southern flank, especially in the Mediterranean, White said. They discussed deepening cooperation in Africa, and in particular on the stabilization of Libya, where Italy has significant historical experience, and where the U.S. and Italy share a common interest in the formation of a stable, unified government. Mattis also thanked Italy for hosting more than 30,000 U.S. military service members, civilians and family members, White said.


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

This past weekend I was honored to be able to participate in the USO’s “Naples Got Talent” show on Sunday. The event, put on by our fantastic Naples USO team, was a huge hit and a lot of fun. The highlight for me wasn’t just getting to be a judge alongside former 98 Degrees member, Drew Lachey, but also seeing the incredible concentration of talent we have right here in our community. If you didn’t know already, a lot of hard work went into making this event happen. I want to give a big shout out to Sabrina Pullido and her amazing USO team led by Ms. Luisa Mazzella, Ms. Melissa Orr, and Ms. Christina Luthy, for making the event such a success. Opportunities like this bring our community closer together and help us appreciate the exceptional people who make it up. We followed the talent show up on Monday with a possibly less exciting but definitely important opportunity to further support the community. Our second official Family Readiness Coordinating Committee meeting included the discussion of numerous improvements we can make to benefit our personnel and their families here. We discussed topics such as spousal employment opportunities, the move process both to and from Naples, health and medical support, and school resources. I think it’s very important for the community to know that NSA Naples and our tenant commands get together to talk about these important issues. We’re always looking at how we can best support you, and this is a great way to discuss how. Lastly, you may have seen some construction going on over at the post office on Support Site this month. The Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella-Naples postal team has been hard at work so we can get more boxes installed for those who wish to pick up their mail on Support Site instead of Capodichino. During this time, all Support Site mail will have to be picked up at the post office counter. They’ve also been hard at work implementing new services like package delivery e-mail notifications. Please make sure you’re helping them get this up and running by filling out the forms they’ve placed in Capodichino mailboxes. As always, thanks for reading the Panorama, the #1 newspaper in the Navy according to the Navy’s 2016 Russell Egnor Media Awards! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on Twitter @NSA_Naples and Facebook at NSANaples/ Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant.

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BASE NOTES Now-Feb. 28: African American Heritage Month at the MWR libraries Come to the Support Site library and Capo Connections to check out our displays, quiz and special story time in February for African American Heritage Month. For details call DSN 6294360/4361 or Comm. 081-811-4360/4361. Now-Mar. 8: Register Now for Spring Term at Central Texas College Central Texas College, a college for students of the real world, is offering a variety of local classes in Fire Science, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, Child Development and Hospitality Management. Classes start March 12 and end May 6 will meet once a week at the support site High School. CTC also offers a large variety of Distance learning and Web Learning classes they start every month. Active-duty Navy personnel must have command approval 14 days prior to the start date of the class. For details call Naples Central Texas College at DSN 626-6761 or Comm. 081568-6761 or email or visit them on Facebook at Central Texas College Naples. Now-Mar. 15: Registration for Youth Sports Spring Season (Baseball & Softball) It’s time to register youth, ages 5 to 18 for the upcoming Baseball and Softball Spring Season. Register at the Support Site SAC office or Teen Center. Bring your PAYS online certificate and CYP registration forms. A fee is required. For details call DSN 629-4722/4729 or Comm. 081-811-4722/4729. Feb. 16: 2018 Fitness Transformation Registration Get motivated and into shape with the 2017 Fitness Transformation program. Cost includes six, one-hour sessions with a certified personal trainer and nutritional support from Health Promotions. There will be a first meeting for

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information and pictures. Reach your objective and show off your results at the NSA Muscle & Fitness Show in June. Registration deadline is February 16 at the Capo FitZone. For details call DSN 626-6489 or Comm. 081-568-6489. Feb. 20: Crowd Manager Training NSA Naples Fire & Emergency Services, Fire Prevention Office will be presenting crowd manager training at the Capodichino Theater February 20 at 9 a.m. The training is required for supervisors and employees of activities in assembly occupancies, such as theaters. Per OPNAVINST 11320.2G, “Public assembly facility managers shall be trained in proper fire prevention and crowd control management responsibilities.” Assembly occupancies shall be provided with a minimum of one trained crowd manager or crowd manager supervisor. Where the occupant load exceeds 250, additional trained crowd managers or crowd manager supervisors shall be provided at a ratio of one crowd manager or crowd manager supervisor for every 250 occupants. For details call DSN 629-4488 or 626-6626. Feb. 21: USO Spouse Coffee: Health, Fitness and Zumba The USO invites all NSA Naples spouses to join us for a free Spouse Coffee focused on health, fitness, and Zumba February 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For registration and details call DSN 629-4903 or Comm. 081-811-4903. Feb. 21: Free Automotive Workshop at Support Site Keep your vehicle running with a free workshop at the Auto Skills Center February 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The workshop will cover the basic seasonal automotive maintenance your vehicle requires. There will be an ASC certified auto mechanic on site. Advance registration is preferred. For details call DSN 629-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971.

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THE INSIDE PAGE 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).

Students from Istituto Tecnico-Nautico Cristoforo Colombo in Torre del Greco (NA) Tour NSA Naples Students from the Istituto Tecnico-Nautico Cristoforo Colombo in Torre del Greco (NA) visited the U.S. Naval Support Activity last Friday. Their tour included the chapel, library, gym, food court, fire department and air operations. Students were very enthusiastic and learned a lot about the U.S. Navy here in Naples. Photo by YN2(SW/AW) Lovely L. Frantz


Italian Police Seize 41 Million in Counterfeit Euro A massive haul of fake 100 and 50 euro banknotes were seized by Italian police in Naples last week. The banknotes were worth 41 million euros and police took five hours to count them all. The banknotes were wrapped in 90 packages and hidden in plastic barrels. The fake notes were found in a private house owned by a man who had known by police for similar crimes. He was arrested and the money was handed to the Italian Central Bank. Archaeological Park Opens in Nearby Poggiomarino The municipality of Poggiomarino is located about 25 kilometers east of Naples and it has recently inaugurated the Longola Archaeological Park that was frequented from the Bronze Age (XV century B.C.) up to the 6th century B.C. The natural park represents a fundamental step for the reconstruction of the first human settlements in the Valle del Sarno before the birth of Pompeii. Longola has been defined as the small Venice of the proto-history era because it rises in a humid environment surrounded by artificial islets supplied by a system of canals that allowed internal and external movements. Visitors will see about one million findings, including three monosea boats, a reproduction of the housing

islets that were bounded by palisades, and a district crafting where the bronze and amber were worked. The Longola rectangular huts have been rebuilt in perishable material provided with an inside space divided into two naves and a fireplace in the main center. The big area is provided with an info point, a post dedicated to birdwatching and other outdoor buildings that hosts educational activities and workshops. For more details visit World’s Longest Tiramisu The world’s longest tiramisu – more than 260 meters long (nearly three football fields long) – was created in Villesse, a town near Gorizia in the Friuli region February 12. Tiramisu is a popular coffeeflavored Italian dessert, which is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts. Its origins are often disputed among Italian regions of Veneto, FriuliVenezia Giulia, Piedmont, and others. The famous Italian sweet normally fits on a small plate, but the world-record breaking tiramisu was made in a single day by more than 30 pastry chefs and shattered the old record of 200 meters. The Friuli region claims also the world’s biggest tiramisu at 3,015 kilograms (over 6,600 pounds), which was made in 2015 at Gemona near Udine.

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. 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. Animals Without Limits (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For details email or The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all active-duty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (next to the gym and American Red Cross), and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

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widely believed that NASA grounded him out of fear that he might be injured or killed in a space program that was still, in many ways, in the developOn February 20, 1962, Mercury Astronaut and Marine Corps Aviator Lt. Col. John Glenn became mental stage. Their fears were not unfounded: The the third American in space, and the first to orbit Soviets lost their national hero Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – who in 1961 became the first human in the earth when he successfully completed three space – when his MiG-15 training jet crashed orbits aboard the space capsule “Frienin 1968. dship 7.” Glenn was promoted to the rank of coStrapped in a cramped capsule, which lonel in October 1964 and retired from sat atop an Atlas 6 rocket, Glenn launthe Marine Corps in January 1965. ched from Kennedy Space Center at Glenn became a business executive Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 9:47 a.m. until his election to the United States The official name for Glenn’s mission Senate in November 1974. He retired was Mercury-Atlas 6. “Mercury” for the from the Senate in January 1999. mission program, named after the Finally, on October 29, 1998, 36 years Roman god of speed, and “Atlas 6” to inafter his first flight, Glenn returned to dicate that this was the sixth mission to Commemorative patch featuring John Glenn’s historic orbit around use the new, faster Atlas rocket as a the earth. Photo courtesy of NASA space aboard the space shuttle Discovery. During the mission, he carried launch vehicle. As was common practice out an extensive number of experiments relating to among most pilots, the astronauts selected for the aging and space travel. Once more, Glenn became a Mercury program often gave their capsules personal nicknames – Glenn asked his children for suggestions household word, and an American hero for a new generation. on what he should name the vessel, finally deciding on the word “Friendship” and adding the number “7” to honor his fellow Mercury members He completed three orbits around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. The duration of his flight from launch to splashdown was nearly five hours. He landed in the waters near Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas, approximately 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. At the height of Cold War tensions and with the launch of the satellite Sputnik in October 1957 and the successful orbit of the earth by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin 10 months earlier, Americans feared the Soviet Union was winning the space race. Glenn’s accomplishment brought a sense of pride and relief to Americans, and instantly made the 31-year-old Glenn a national hero. Glenn was born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and received a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in March 1942. After graduating, he was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1943. Glenn was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, having flown 149 combat missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross five times. Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight, Glenn completed test-pilot school in 1954, and in poses for a photo with the Mercury “Friendship 7” spacecraft during preflight 1957 he set a transcontinental speed record for the activities. On February 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 “Friendship 7” spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. first flight to average supersonic speed (700 mph) Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he completed a successful from Los Angeles to New York. Glenn had nearly three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft and more than 218 17,500 miles per hour. Glenn’s “Friendship 7” Mercury spacecraft landed aphours in space. proximately 800 miles southeast of Kennedy Space Center in the vicinity of He remained with NASA until 1964, but did not reGrand Turk Island. Mission duration from launch to impact was 4 hours, 55 turn to space after his record-breaking flight. It is minutes, and 23 seconds. Photo courtesy of NASA

SPOTLIGHT: MELISSA ORR USO Naples is thrilled to recognize Melissa Orr as its Volunteer of the Month. Since moving to Naples late last summer, Melissa has dedicated more than 73 hours of her time to the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Community through volunteer opportunities with the USO. The motivation to volunteer differs from person to person. For Orr, the choice to volunteer stemmed from the opportunity to share her gratitude with those who serve. “Volunteering with the USO allows me to connect with the troops directly,” Orr said. “It gives me an outlet to thank them on a more personal basis.” Of the numerous USO programs offered here in Naples, Orr has volunteered at programs that have that direct impact on service members. She’s been a staple at our Tuesday Troop Luncheons and Tacos for Troops. Most recently, however, she has provided significant support as we planned the annual USO Naples Got Talent Show. “While working on the Naples Got Talent program, I got a sneak peek into all the vastly talented people we have in our small community,” Orr said. “I think people are going to be impressed and surprised to discover the hidden talents of their neighbors, coworkers, and friends.” If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the USO, please email USO Area Director Sabrina Pullido at

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

Sailors from United States Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples completed the First-Receiver Operations Training (FROT) course last month. The two-day course teaches students how to respond to medical situations that involve chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear (CBRN) or other hazardous materials. Photo courtesy of USNH Naples

USNH Naples Staff Completes First-Receiver Operations Training By Christina Clarke USNH Naples Public Affairs

Sailors from United States Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples successfully completed the First-Receiver Operations Training (FROT) course in early January. The two-day course teaches students how to respond to medical situations that involve chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear (CBRN) or other hazardous materials. The course is facilitated on a biannual basis by Decontamination Education and Consulting on Nuc/Bio/Chem (DECON, LLC.). Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Taylor Ciryak, who coordinates and trains the USNH Naples DECON team explained the importance of the training and what students can expect to learn from the course. “The course lays the foundation for what to do as a member of the DECON team,” Ciryak said. “We have 66 staff members on the DECON team. They undergo the twoday training course and complete monthly refresher trainings as well.” The second day of the course was a practical exercise where the decontamination team assembles a shelter, dons personal protective suits, sets-up equipment, and treats patients. For a command to be mission capable, four personnel must dress in the suits, assemble the shelter – complete with hot water – and prepare all primary equipment in under 15 minutes. The USNH Naples team hustled and proved themselves to be mission-capable in just under six minutes.

Fully operational standards require all members to be in protective suits and all secondary equipment to be assembled within 20 minutes; the team completed this task in under 13 minutes. After the shelter was assembled, the team practiced caring for ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients. Patients must be completely decontaminated before medical treatment can begin. Non-ambulatory patients are moved along on a roller table where they are washed with hot, soapy water. After patients have been decontaminated, detection tape is used to ensure all CBRN agents have been completely removed. Despite the group coming from various departments around the hospital, they were able to work cohesively as a team and complete the mission. “It was amazing how well the team came together,” Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Dennis, who was the team chief for this particular evolution, said. USNH Naples Emergency Management Officer Lt. Fabia Reid, who is the officer in charge of the DECON team said she was extremely proud of her team. Dennis was recognized by the DECON instructor with a coin for his outstanding performance; Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Classes HM2s Joshua Marioni and Ciryak were also recognized for their continued outstanding management of team logistics. “Hopefully USNH Naples will never have to utilize this special training,” Dennis added. “But if the worst ever does happen, the team – and the hospital – will be well prepared.”

● Feb 16: San Gennaro Catacombs and Capodimonte Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carpool – Meet at Capo, outside 1st garage by main gate. Cost to vendor: 9 euro. ● Feb 20: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon Support Site FFSC (3 of 3 sessions). ● Feb 20: Survivor Benefit Plan, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 21: Steps to Federal Employment, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 21: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 22: Smooth Move, 8 to 11:45 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 22: Labor and Delivery Relaxation Techniques, 9 to 10:45 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 22: The Happiest Baby on the Block, 11 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 22: Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Feb 23: Saving and Investing, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION Reducing Energy Use Reduces Energy Costs From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights, LED lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production process or by application of commonly accepted methods to reduce energy losses. There are many motivations to improve energy efficiency. Reducing energy use reduces energy costs and may result in a financial cost saving to consumers if the energy savings offset any additional costs of implementing an energy efficient technology. Reducing energy use is also seen as a solution to the problem of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world's energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases. So how does this apply to us here at NSA Naples? Right now public works has several energy projects in place that when completed will decrease our overall consumption. But in our homes we can help by replacing bulbs with LED bulbs found at the NEX, turning lights and heating and cooling units off when not in use, and reporting energy waste these actions will help our goal of reducing energy and making NSA Naples Command resilient and less dependent on the energy we need to operate.


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IT2 John Avestruz “My super power would be telepathy. Reading peoples’ minds so I can better help them with their day-to-day issues.”

Kelli Cowperthwaite “It would be teleporting because I need to be in a lot of places all the time. I don’t like driving or flying so it would be easier and faster.”

ITC Josh Pester “Flying! I wouldn’t have to deal with traffic or have trouble finding a parking spot … plus my kids would think it’s fun.”

YN1 Don Farr “Seeing into the future would be very beneficial.”

YNC Kritzia Pontier “To heal in all ways because I feel that pain can be the stem of all evil.”

Navy COOL, VOLED Reps Visit NSA Naples From NSA Public Affairs

Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) and Voluntary Education (VOLED) representatives visited with Sailors and civilians from the Naval Support Activity Naples community February 12-13. COOL Program Analysts Thom Seith and David Adkins, along with Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Education Strategy and Policy Branch (N1) representative Lt. Boris Kun discussed both Navy COOL and the Voluntary Education (VOLED) programs during one-hour briefs, which were well attended during the two days. The emphasis of their visit was the importance of education, credentialing and licensing for each Sailor and how it can positively impact both their naval – and later their civilian – career. “These programs allow

Sailors to develop themselves while on active duty and prepare for life after the Navy,” Seith said. “It’s really all about personal and professional development and I encourage all Sailors to take advantage of the opportunities that the Navy COOL and VOLED programs offer.” The trio covered key aspects of the Navy COOL website, Navy COOL mobile application, voucher submission processes, eligibility, and requirements for credential attainment. They also discussed the importance of the learning and development roadmaps (LaDRs), Navy advancement bibliographies, United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP), tuition assistance, including recent changes to the Navy College Program and the G.I. Bill. These programs help make Sailors better at their jobs, and also prepare them for the day when

David Adkins, Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program analyst, from the Navy’s Center for Information Warfare Training in Pensacola, Florida, conducts training about civilian professional certification and various provided services at the theater onboard Capodichino February 12, 2018. Navy COOL helps Navy service members and civilians find information on certifications and licenses related to their rating, collateral-duty, designator, or completed academic degree. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg

they will eventually join the civilian workforce. “I like that my military training and experience translates into competitive civilian credentials,” Mass Communication Specialist

2nd Class Ryan Kledzik said. “I know that if I get out of the Navy I can immediately compete for jobs in my career field.” In addition to NSA Naples, the COOL team will be vis-

iting other commands throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East and African region. For more details about Navy COOL visit or call (850) 452-6683.

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TIGER SHARKS From page 1 Even though many swimmers were still recovering from illnesses, they still reached forward to touch the wall to earn a qualification time (BB) for the EFSL Championships, and or improved their pull up time (B) in hopes of being pulled up for the Champs. In addition new records were set as Tiger Sharks’ Brooke Ralston, 11, who stood out by breaking the EFSL 50 meters butterfly with a record time of 33.81 seconds, which would be a qualifying time for a 12-year-old female. Tiger Sharks’ Siena Ancona, 10, also distinguished herself by breaking the team record for the 50 meters butterfly with a time of 35.72 seconds. Head Coach Lisa Kanak and Coach Rob Jack’s countless hours of conducting practices for swimmers of all age groups contributed to the overwhelming success of both individual NAPLES GOT TALENT From page 1 Elvis renditions. Last year’s Naples Got Talent Winner, Masters-at-Arms Seaman Dedric Palmer of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Security, also stepped up to the microphone under his stage name, “YK,” for another biographical performance. Helping judge the evening’s

swimmers, and the entire team all together. Both coaches paced the pool deck tirelessly, providing encouragement, guidance and feedback to each swimmer. Meet Director Sarah Vinch ran a flawless meet, efficiently coordinating all aspects of the event. The meet concluded with an award ceremony that rewarded swimmers of all ages, who placed first through sixth throughout the day. A tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride was obvious during this ceremony that provided closure to some of the swimmers not returning next year, and for those student athlete who will not be competing in London. These swimmers demonstrates the dedication, work ethics and excellence of the entire Naples Tiger Sharks Swim Team, along with their parents who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the meet a success. For details or to volunteer, visit Naples Tiger Sharks on Facebook.

performances were NSA Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Abrahamson; MWR Community Recreation Director Chris Kasparek; and Ileana Ramirez. Together with Lachey, the judges narrowed down the contestants from 10 to five individuals who advanced to the second round. Of those five, the audience voted in favor of “JP” as the grand prize winner, Informa-

tion Systems Technician 2nd Class Jasmine Trias as second place, and Amber Flores for third. Winners received their awards from USO Europe Regional Vice President Walt Murren, Abrahamson, and Lachey. The event was generously supported by United Airlines and SATO Travel, USAA and Volvo MedMotors.


MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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 scoutmastertroop007@ or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; or https://www. 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 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. 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 or Toastmasters International 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. 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 (512). Men’s rugby is Part of the Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and is contact rugby. Practice is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Joint Force Command at Lago Patria. Women’s tag rugby practice is every Monday 5:30 p.m. at JFC. Children’s tag rugby practice is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at JFC (January through April). For details call Mickael Pierrin or David Taylor at Comm. 081721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby. 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, February 16 5:30 p.m. The Post, PG-13 6:30 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 9:30 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 Saturday, February 17 3 p.m. The Greatest Showman, PG 5:30 p.m. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, PG-13 6:30 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13, 3-D 9 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 9:30 p.m. The Commuter, PG-13 Sunday, February 18 3 p.m. Paddington 2, PG 4:30 p.m. The Commuter, PG-13 6 p.m. The Post, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 Monday, February 19 Holiday Movie Hours 3 p.m. Paddington 2, PG 4:30 p.m. Insidious: The Last Key, PG-13 6 p.m. The Commuter, PG-13 7:30 p.m. 12 Strong, R Tuesday, February 20 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, February 21 5:30 p.m. The Post, PG-13 6 p.m. Black Panther, PG-13 8 p.m. All the Money in the World, R Thursday, February 22 5:30 p.m. The Greatest Showman, PG 6 p.m. The Commuter, PG-13 8 p.m. Insidious: The Last Key, PG-13

All the Money in the World Last Showing R, Biography-Crime-Drama, 132 min. Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris and Timothy Hutton. The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Black Panther Premiere PG-13, Action-AdventureDrama, 134 min. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Chadwick A. Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and as Black Panther – gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. The Commuter Premiere PG-13, Action-AdventureDrama, 105 min. Cast: Liam

Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks and Elizabeth McGovern. A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

The Post PG-13, Drama, 115 min. Cast: The Greatest Showman Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Last Showing Paulson, Bob Odenkirk and PG, Biography-Drama-Musical, Tracy Letts. When American mil105 min. Cast: Hugh Jackman, itary analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, realizes to his disgust the depths Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. of the U.S. government’s decepCelebrates the birth of show tions about the futility of the business, and tells of a visionary Vietnam War, he takes action by who rose from nothing to create copying top-secret documents a spectacle that became a worldthat would become the Pentagon wide sensation. Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adInsidious: The Last Key justing to taking over her late PG-13, Horror-Mystery-Thriller, husband’s business when editor 103 min. Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Ben Bradlee discovers the New Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk York Times has scooped them Acevedo and Caitlin Gerard. with an explosive expose on Parapsychologist Dr. Elise those papers. Determined to Rainier faces her most fearsome compete, Post reporters find and personal haunting yet – in Ellsberg himself and a complete her own family home. copy of those papers. However, the Post’s plans to publish their Maze Runner: findings are put in jeopardy The Death Cure with a Federal restraining order PG-13, Action-SciFi-Thriller. that could get them all indicted 120 min. Cast: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and back down for the safety of her Aidan Gillen. Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In find a cure for a deadly disease doing so, Graham and her staff known as the “Flare.” join a fight that would have Paddington 2 America’s democratic ideals in PG, Family-Comedy, 103 min. the balance. Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh 12 Strong Grant, Hugh Bonneville, R, War-Action-Adventure, 120 Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton. Paddington is happily min. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, settled with the Brown family in William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky, Windsor Gardens, where he has Michael Pea and Yasmine Aker. become a popular member of the The True Story of the Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets,” community, spreading joy and who within weeks responded to marmalade wherever he goes. the 9-11 attack. Green Berets While searching for the perfect and AFSOC took over the counpresent for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Padding- try and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conton spots a unique pop-up book ventional military to begin the in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, real war. and embarks upon a series of

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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 081-811-4648 / 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 USMRA-SI 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 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.

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. 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. 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.

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 or Lt. Jenny Paul at 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.

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

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@ or call 334-67710327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. or call 081-811-5554.

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.

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 naplescubmaster@ or visit the Facebook Page: Naples Cub Scouts - Pack 007.

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NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 19, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Heather Flores, assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, poses in the Improved Fire Retardant Variant (IFRV) coverall onboard Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. The IFRV, made of a light weight, tri-fabric blend, is flame resistant and will replace the current flame retardant variant coverall in use by the fleet. U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks/Released

Ready, Set, Wear: IFRV Guideline Wear Announced From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

Effective immediately, commands can now order the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coverall. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) announced manner and occasion of wear guidance for the IFRV Feb. 5. The approval of the IFRV as a fleet organizational clothing item to replace the legacy Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coverall was announced in early January 2017 after the completion of a series of afloat wear tests. The IFRV addresses comfort and durability issues found with the original FRV coverall. "The original FRV was rapidly introduced to the fleet because Sailor safety is our top priority," said CAPT Mark Runstrom, director, Fleet Supply Operations/Services, USFF. "However, we recognized immediately that we needed a coverall that is more durable, functional, and comfortable as well as safe. That is what the IFRV is all about." Sailors stationed aboard ships and submarines will be issued a minimum of two IFRV coveralls with units authorized to procure name tags using unit operating target funds. The manner of wear will be the same as the FRV coveralls, prescribing wearers to don full sleeves and secured fastenings. The current 9-inch black, steel-toed boot and Navy or command ball caps are authorized for wear with the coverall. Approved belts include a black cotton web belt for E1-E6, a khaki cotton web belt for chief petty officers and officers and; rigger's belts are authorized at command discretion. Rank tabs and insignia are authorized to be sewn or pinned on the coverall based on the wearer's duties and unit preference. Rectangular, Velcro-backed name tags will be worn centered, 1/4-inch above the left breast pocket-similar in size, shape

and content to the V-neck sweater name tag. Embossed leather name tags or fabric embroidered unit specific name tags similar to those worn on the green Nomex flight jacket will be authorized for wear at the discretion of unit commanders. Blue or brown undershirts are authorized for wear with the IFRV, although blue undershirts are being phased out with the introduction of the Navy Working Uniform Type III. Members will not be authorized to stencil or serialize any portion of outer fabric of the IFRV nor attach unit or flag patches due to the risk of degrading the flame resistant fabric. However, Sailors are allowed to stencil the inner parts for identification purposes. The IFRV will be prescribed as an underway uniform and the appropriate attire for events such as sea and anchor detail. Commands can authorize the IFRV for wear ashore or in-port and when working in conditions where excessive wear to the uniform could occur or when needing arc or flash protection. The IFRV coverall is made from a flame resistant, tri-fiber blend designed to offer arc flash protection and provide improved moisture management by allowing the fiber to breathe more efficiently. The IFRV coverall is also designed for sustained durability lasting nearly twice as long as the FRV. Additionally, feedback during fleet testing of the IFRV revealed a desire for a two-piece FRV. USFF has developed several versions with varying design features that will be tested in the spring of 2018. For more information, visit, or For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit or For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit


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have been revised. Applications that do not conform to the revised instructions will not be considered.


CLOSING February 22, 2018 Purchasing Agent, Ua-1105-02, ANN#70294-873144-AG, Full Time Permanent. Materals Handler (FLO), UC6907-07, ANN#3049B-871504-RR, Full Time Permanent. Engineering Technician (Mechanical), Ua-0802-01, ANN# 33191-834704-PG-R1, Full Time Temporary.

Effective October 19, 2017, new 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 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 will be prompted to create a account upon signing in to 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. 081-5685409. 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: 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application form and instructions on how to apply for Local National positions

CLOSING March 1, 2018 Financial Management Analyst, Ua-0501-02 KPP 01 or Ua-0501-01, ANN#33191-887567-PG, Full Time Permanent. CANCELLED Office Automation Assistant, Ua0326-05, ANN#62588-821099-RR, 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: /Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/ m. 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 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: – 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 U.S. NAF POSITIONS Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#18-020, Flexible Part-Time, MWR Bowling Center Naples, Italy. Job summary: Main duty will be to provide oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons, including general information on the use of equipment. Provide in-

formation concerning facilities and operation. Open until filled. Recreation Assistant, NF-018901/02, ANN#18-021 Flexible PartTime, Fleet & 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. Open until filled. CYP Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 18-024, (Multiple Positions) Regular Full Time (Eligible for Post Allowance), CYP Divisions, CDC/ Teens/Sac/Youth Naples. 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. Closing date: September 30, 2018. CYP Assistant, CY-1702-I/II, ANN# 18-028 , (Multiple Positions) Flexible Full Time, CYP Divisions, CDC/Teens/Sac/Youth Naples. 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. Closing date: September 30, 2018. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#18-029, Flexible, Fitness Dept., Capo/Support Site. 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. Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN#18-043, Flexible Part-Time, Auto Skills Center, Naples. Job summary: Main duty will be to provide oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons, including general information on the use of equipment. Provide information concerning facilities and operation. Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-0189-01, ANN #18-044 Flexible, Liberty/Entertainment, Capo/Support site. Job summary: Serves as an aid for the Liberty/Entertainment program assisting with various functions and duties as they relate each program. Open until filled. Food Service Worker, NA-740802, ANN#18-019, Flexible PartTime, Bowling Center. 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. Open until filled. Cook/Food Service Worker, NA7404-03 KPP 04, ANN#18-052, Flexible Full Time. Job summary: Performs a variety of food preparations and limited cooking tasks in a club and/or snack bar environment.

Assists higher level food service worker or cook to perform a variety of tasks such as grilling/frying food, by watching while the items are cooking, turning as required, regulating temperature and removing when done to specified temperature. Open until filled. CYP Custodian, NA-3566-02, ANN#18-074, Regular Full Time (NTE 1 year), School Age Care Support Site. Job summary: The CYP Custodian will provide a variety of semiskilled labor and cleaning tasks for the CYP facilities which include Child Development Centers, School Age Care program, Youth Programs, Child Development Home offences and lending libraries. Closing date: September 30, 2018. CYP Cook, Na-7404-08 ANN#18073, Regular Part-Time (NTE 1 year), CDC Capodichino. Job summary: The CYP Cook performs various tasks or a sequence of tasks in food service preparation. Tasks consist of several steps that require attention to work operations and follow and established sequence of work. These tasks, which are summarized into categories related to food preparation and service, kitchen maintenance, and food storage. Closing date: September 30, 2018. CYP Leader, CY-1701-02, ANN# 18-084, Regular Full Time (Eligible for Post Allowance), and Family Readiness Program, CYP Program, CDC Capodichino. Job summary: The purpose of the CY Program Leader is to provide appropriate development care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in one or more Children Youth Programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. Closing Date: February 16, 2018. CYP Assistant, CY-1702-I/II ANN# 18-082, Regular Part-Time, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Program, School Age Care Naples. Job summary: The purpose of this position is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth in one or more CY programs. This position is expected to work with the Child Development Center or Youth Director with minimum supervision toward the overall objectives of administering the CDC or School Age Care Program ensuring effectiveness, compatibility with other programs, and compliance with requirements. Area of Consideration: Internal CYP employees only. Closing Date: February 23, 2018. CYP Assistant, CY-1702-I/II ANN# 18-083 regular part time, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Program, School Age Care Naples. Job summary: The purpose of this position is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth in one or more CY programs. This position is

expected to work with the Child Development Center or Youth Director with minimum supervision toward the overall objectives of administering the CDC or School Age Care Program ensuring effectiveness, compatibility with other programs, and compliance with requirements. Closing Date: February 23, 2018 CYP Leader, CY-1701-02, ANN# 18-085, Regular Full Time (Eligible for Post Allowance), Fleet and Family Readiness Program, Children and Youth Program, CDC Support Site. Job summary: The purpose of the CYP Leader is to provide appropriate development care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in one or more Children and Youth Programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CYP Assistants. Closing date: February 23, 2018. CYP Operations Clerk, NF-030302, ANN#18-027R Flexible-full time, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, CYP Program, CDC Capodichino. Job summary: The purpose of this position is to serve as a point of contact for information and perform clerical and administrative tasks in support of Children and Youth Programs, which includes Child Development Centers (CDC), Child Development Homes (CDH), School Age Care (SAC) and Youth Programs (YP), Resource and Referral (R&R) Program, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Program. Closing date: February 23, 2018.

NEX U.S. NAF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Bldg. 2091-B Call DSN 629-4774 or Comm. 081-813-5252/5253/5254 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application visit: – To assist your job search go directly to the location field, open the drop down menu and click on Italy, then click on SEARCH FOR JOBS button. You will see all the jobs in Italy (mostly Naples area); just make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above. GRICIGNANO MAIN STORE Ann#170003XP Sales Clerk (Ladies)/E8/NF-1/Regular-FT – 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.

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JOBS from page 12 Ann#170003XR Sales Clerk (Mens)/E2/NF-1/Regular-FT – 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#170004GI Sales Clerk (Garden)/C9/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#170004GL Sales Clerk (Garden)/C9/NF-1/Regular-FT – 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#170004QK Sales Clerk (Infants, Toddlers and Juvenile Furniture) /Regular-FT – 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#170004FY Sales Clerk (Furniture)/B9/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#1800001J 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. Ann#170004S1 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. Ann#1800000V Loss Prevention/ Safety Invest (Detective)/ 52/NF-2/ Regular – PT – Open until filled – Pay rate: $9-$11 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for the protection of Navy Exchange assets through investigative strategies and the auditing of controls designed to prevent and minimize loss potential. Ann#1800004J Sales Clerk (Consumables)/CL/NF-1/Regular-FT – 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#1800005P Customer Service Clerk/CS//NF-2/ Regular-FT – Open until filled – Pay rate: $9-$11 per hour. Job summary: Performs a variety of customer service duties including special orders, foreign currency exchange, Western Union, merchandise returns, gas sales, layaways, etc. GRICIGNANO MINI MART Ann#1700047B Sales Clerk/MM/ NF-1/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $8-$9 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. EUROPE DISTRICT DISTRIBUTION Ann#1700045N Warehouse Worker/71/NA-05/FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $13.50 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within the warehouse area. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. Ann#170004P9 Warehouse Worker/72/NA-05/ FLEX – Open until filled – Pay rate: $13.50 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within the warehouse area. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Field Office Assistant, American Red Cross – Service to the Armed Forces, Full Time. The Field Office Assistant assists in the delivery of American Red Cross services to members of the military and their families assigned to an overseas military installation, while also providing supervision to assigned volunteers. For details email or visit oss_Careers/job/Naples-Italy/FieldOffice-Assistant---Naples_RC15924

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


MORE BASE NOTES Feb. 21, 28: Make Your Heart Pound at the Support Site Fitness Forum February is Heart Health Month. Classes are free and open to all fitness levels. Classes are February 21 – Zumba Dance Party; February 28 – Pump Your Heart Out Functional Kick & Fit Box. Classes begin at 5 p.m. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. Feb. 22: Story Time at the Support Site library Bring your pre-school children to the Support Site Library February 22 at 10:30 a.m. to learn about Presidents’ Stories. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-8114361. Feb. 24: Strikers Bowling Center – King of the Hill Tournament King of the Hill Tournament – February 24 – Bowl three games at 6 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place bowlers. For details call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900. Feb. 25, 28: USO Book Club – ‘The Rules of Magic’ The USO invites all book lovers to meet and discuss The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman at the Community Center onboard Support Site February 25 at 8:30 a.m. or February 28 at 9:30 a.m. For details email

holders. For details and registration call NMCRS at DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081568-3913. Mar. 1-Apr. 15: Fitness Forum Spring Massage Specials Relax to a massage with our Spring Massage Specials at Support Site Fitness Forum March 1 through April 15. For reservations and details call DSN 629-6606. Mar. 3, 17: Trek the Path of the Gods with Outdoor Recreation Put on your hiking boots and experience breathtaking views on a trekking trip to The Path of the Gods, along the Amalfi peninsula, March 3 and 17 with Outdoor Recreation. Trips are open to everyone 15 years and above, however those who are 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Register no later than five days prior to trip. For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Mar. 5-Apr. 27: Swim to Salerno Self-Paced Swim Journey from Naples to Salerno along the imaginary coastline in the Capo FitZone pool. Swim laps anytime during regular hours and then record your workout on your log sheet. 1st-3rd place finishers will receive an MWR swim bag and towel. Program is free and open to authorized MWR patrons. For details call DSN 626-4254 or Comm. 081-568-4254.

Feb. 26-Mar. 1: VA OMSC to Visit Naples A Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Service Coordinator (VA OMSC) will be in Naples February 26-March 1 at both Capodichino and Support Site to meet one-on-one with transitioning service members, veterans and active duty service members to discuss questions related to VA benefits, especially disability compensation and vocational rehabilitation and employment. For registration or details email lourdes.freed

Mar. 19: St. Patrick’s Day at Strikers Bowling Center Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green and bowling at a reduced cost at Strikers Bowling Center March 19 from 3 to 11 p.m. Green beer will be available for purchase. For details call DSN 629-6976 or Comm. 081-811-6976.

Feb. 26-Mar. 2: Children’s Dental Health Month U.S. Naval Hospital Naples (USNH) will be visiting area schools during the week of February 26 to March 2 to teach area children that good oral health is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The USNH Dental Team will speak with more than 1,000 students at area schools and engage them in activities that encourage a positive attitude toward oral hygiene. For details call DSN 6296007/6008 or Comm. 081-811-6007/6008.

Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16: 4-Day Archery Course with Outdoor Recreation Shoot the Bulls-Eye with a four-day archery course at Support Site Youth Center Gym. Course is open to 10 years and up and includes four one-hour sessions, equipment and qualified FITARCO instructor. Participants 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/adult. Register no later than five days prior to class date at Support Site Outdoor Recreation. For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947.

Feb. 27: NMCRS Baby Basics Class for Expecting Parents Join the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society for a monthly class Baby Basics Class for Expecting Parents February 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NMCRS office at Bldg. 450 (next to the gym) onboard Capodichino. The class is open to U.S. and NATO ID card-

Get Started on Your College Degree – SAT, ACT Tests at Navy College Office Both the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) are available for free for active duty and reserve Sailors. One or both of these tests are required for entrance to most colleges, and are usually the first step toward obtaining your college degree. To learn more about scheduling these tests and how to kick start your college experience, stop by the Navy College Office (NCO), which is located in Admin 2, Room 36.1 onboard Capodichino to speak with one of the NCO counselors. For details call DSN 626-6683 or Comm. 081-568-6683 or email lawrence.daley@


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Origins of Presidents’ Day By Gary Nichols NSA Public Affairs

George Washington, who’s birthday has been celebrated as a national holiday for the past 130 years, commanded the Continental Army and led the American colonies to victory in the Revolutionary War. Later, he also served as the first President of the United States, and as a result of his outstanding service, has become known as “The Father of Our Country.” In 1885 Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st president, signed a bill establishing Washington’s birthday as an official federal holiday. Eighty-three years later Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill of 1968 to create more three-day weekends for federal employees by moving three existing federal holidays

(Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day) from fixed calendar dates to designated Mondays. In doing so, Congress also established Columbus Day as a new federal holiday. Another great president – Abraham Lincoln – who preserved the Union during the Civil War, was also born in February. During debate on the bill, it was proposed that Washington’s Birthday be renamed Presidents’ Day to honor the birthdays of both Washington (February 22) and Lincoln (February 12). Although Lincoln was included in the new holiday, the proposed name change was initially rejected. In 1971, Washington’s birthday was officially changed to Presidents’ Day, and it was expanded to celebrate the lives of not just Washington and Lincoln, but all the U.S. presidents.

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Feb 23: Neapolitan Taverna Night . . . €45 Feb 24: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . €89 Feb 25: Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . €39

EXTENDED TOURS Apr 5-8: Spring Break in Amsterdam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €769


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


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 6265112) 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.

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PANoRAMA February 16, 2018

Panorama February 16, 2018  

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

Panorama February 16, 2018  

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