62nd year, No. 6
Serving the NATO, Naples and Gaeta Military Community in Italy
Friday, February 17, 2017
U.S. Soldier Excels at KFOR’s EOD Mission By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Patton
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Erin Schneider is currently serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team commander with KFOR. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Patton
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Erin Schneider appears calm and collected on the outside. It’s an appearance she maintains even while conducting what is arguably the most dangerous mission at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo. The 23-year-old officer is currently serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team commander in Kosovo as part of the Kosovo Force, the NATO-led peace support operation commonly referred to as KFOR. Schneider’s Fort Riley, Kansas-based unit, the 774th Ordnance Company, EOD, is currently part of KFOR”s Multinational Battle GroupEast, which is located at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Schneider’s team is regularly tasked to assist the Kosovo Security Force with the detonation and disposal of discovered explosives from previous conflicts. “People say that driving is the most dangerous thing in Kosovo, but they obviously haven’t spoken to us,” Schneider said.
Becoming a Soldier Schneider is a native of Elgin, Illinois, which is located northwest of Chicago, and her desire to join the military started in high school even though her family doesn’t have a military background. Schneider skipped the 8th grade and was able to excel academically in high school, which resulted in her graduation at the age of 16. Upon entering Winona State University in Minnesota at the age of 17, Schneider played on the school’s golf team as a freshman, earning in-state tuition for her prowess on the links. As a sophomore, Schneider’s itch to join the military returned, and she started with the Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, program at Winona State and worked with a guard unit. Her dedication to the program was evident to classmates and fellow troops as Schneider opted to skip her university graduation in order to attend one final JFC EOD SOLDIER
UMUC Awarded Multi-Year DOD Contract to Educate U.S. Troops in Middle East and Africa; Continues Contract for Europe From University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced February 9 that it will continue educating U.S. military troops in the Middle East and Africa after being awarded a new 54-month contract by the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract calls for UMUC to offer undergraduate and graduate instruction at military installations across the region. Faculty will teach at U.S. military installations in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt (Sinai), Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Students will have access to onsite and online courses, as well
as testing services at National Test Centers, to achieve their academic goals while serving at overseas locations. Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, University of Maryland University College is the largest public university in the country, and has an enrollment of more than 90,000 students and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. UMUC has a long history of service to the military and currently enrolls more than 50,000 service members, veterans and their families each year. UMUC offers educational serv-
ices in 25 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including Naples. “UMUC continues to be the primary education service provider for U.S. military personnel deployed around the world,” Gen. Lloyd “Milo” Miles (U.S. Army-Ret.), senior vice president for Global Military Operations at UMUC, said. “The awarding of this contract is clear affirmation of the dedication of our faculty and staff abroad and a university-wide commitment to
those who serve and sacrifice to protect us.” UMUC, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, first began sending faculty overseas in 1949 and has continuously served the higher education needs of active duty military and their families since. “No other university in the country has had a longer, continuous relationship with the military,” Javier Miyares, president of UMUC, said. “As I have often said with great pride, serving the military is in our DNA.” UMUC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the University System of Maryland. CAPTAIN’S CORNER. . . . . . . . . 2 BASE NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 NAVY HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 FFSC CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
Mattis: U.S. Remains Committed to NATO as Alliance Transforms By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News
The United States remains committed to NATO, history’s most successful military alliance, as it transforms to match the changing character of war, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters on February 14 who were traveling with him to this week’s NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels. In addition to attending the conference and meeting with counterparts from other NATO member nations, Mattis also will host a meeting of ministers from the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during his second international trip as defense secretary. “Our commitment remains to NATO, [which is] … in the midst of transformation. Why? You’ve watched as the character of war over this last dozen years has changed itself, and as the character of war changes, so must the character of the militaries that address them,” Mattis said. To underscore the alliance’s commitment to change, the secretary noted that the only NATO command with a headquarters in the United States is Allied Command Transformation. MATTIS Page 7
PANOrAMA February 17, 2017
CAPTAIN’S CORNER By Capt. Doug Carpenter NSA Naples Commanding Officer
On February 15th I had the opportunity to travel to downtown Naples with the NJROTC students from Naples High School to visit the Nunziatella Military Academy. Our Italian Base Commander, Col. Luigi Levante accompanied our group as a tangible expression of our partnership with the Italian military. Leaders from the Nunziatella Academy presented a brief on their institution and we were led on a tour of their beautiful facility by five of their top notch students. I was extremely impressed by the school and the motto that underlies their educational philosophy – “Essere Piu Che Sembrare” which means “be more than you appear” – great words to live by. The Italian community is very interested in our American culture and how we can continue to strengthen the bonds between our countries and our military forces. A core strength of the Naval service is the ability to reach out to the many countries we work with and show that we are partners to improve stability and global quality of life. As a NSA Naples community member you are also a part of this effort and I encourage everyone to find time to explore the Campania region and to reach out to your neighbors to have dinner or even a café. We are all American ambassadors to Italy, and if you have spare time or would like to get more involved, be on the lookout for outreach opportunities arranged by our Public Affairs office or one of the many volunteer organizations on the installation. Our waste management is consistently improving as we work through the complex issues that limit our ability to effectively collect, separate, and remove trash around the installation. If you live on Support Site please make an effort to sort your trash and ensure you separate your organic waste. Another easy way to improve waste management on base is to take advantage of our bulk pick-up programs. Numerous large items on the waste pads make it hard for other residents to access the proper receptacles and can quickly use the space that would otherwise be shared. If you haven’t seen it, please log on to the AFN Facebook page and play the video from Barry Bluejean explaining the process for bulk trash in a music video format. Finally, I had the pleasure of welcoming our latest group of arrivals last week at Area Orientation. An effective Command Sponsorship Program is crucial to setting the stage for a successful tour overseas. Frequent rotation is a way of life in the Navy and there is nothing more comforting to newly arriving personnel than having a good sponsor to welcome you to a new duty location. Even if you are not designated as a sponsor, please be on the lookout for new arrivals that may be having difficulty navigating Naples and the installation. Offer to lend a hand or give some tips on the best places to go and things to see in the city. Your help makes our community stronger and more informed. Congratulation to the C6F Staff for wrapping up Austere Challenge 2017 – Great Work! For everyone on this long weekend, please stay safe, be vigilant and take advantage of the spring-like weather!
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BASE NOTES VITA Volunteer IRS Training at Capodichino Volunteers are needed for the 2017 IRS Self Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Volunteers will receive free IRS training and a certificate upon completion. VITA center will be open during the tax season (overseas through June 15). There will be volunteer opportunities at both Capodichino and Support Site. For details call Daniela Floco at DSN 626-4576 or Comm. 081-5684576 or e-mail daniela.flococaro.it@ eu.navy.mil Base Access Request Deadlines Personnel who are not eligible to sponsor guests through the Pass & ID Office and who are requesting non-mission related base access for guests must submit their signed, written request with supporting identification documents to the NSA SJA’s office a minimum of 10 business days in advance of the desired access date. No exceptions will be permitted. Non-mission related base access requests that cannot be routed through Pass & ID include those from either personnel who do not have sponsorship privileges, or from any personnel whose base access requests exceed 90 days, or from personnel who have sponosrship privileges but wish to sponsor more guests than the limit. For details call Tiziana Orso at DSN 626-4006 or email email@example.com or LN2 Jessica Smart at DSN 626-0428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Blended Retirement System Training Online In order to support BRS Opt-in training in calendar year 2017, all Personal Financial Managers at Fleet and Family Support Centers, financial educators (including NETC Life Skills instructors), and command financial specialists are required to complete the BRS Financial Counselor and Educator Course. The 60-minute course is available on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) at http://jko.jten.mil/ (course #: J3OP-US1331). This course is also highly recommended for command master chiefs, command career counselors, and others who offer career and professional development guidance so they can more knowledgeably discuss the BRS.
can now be dialed from cell phones in Italy. It is most convenient when vehicle related issues happen on the road. For details call MVRO at DSN 6296885 or Comm. 081-811-688. New Phone Numbers for Shuttle Bus + Information Transportation QAE – 337 124 7413 Transportation OPS – 337 127 4659 Transportation Branch Head – 337 129 9392 For details call Michael Leyba DSN 626-6866 or email email@example.com Tickets and Travel has Tickets for Upcoming Teatro di San Carlo Season Experience a ballet or opera at the world famous Teatro di San Carlo in Naples with Tickets and Travel. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows: March 11 – Cinderella Ballet; April 29 – La Traviata; May 20 – Alice in Wonderland Ballet; July 14 – Carmen. Reserve your tickets at https://myffr.navyaims.com or call Support Site Tickets and Travel at DSN 629-7901 or Comm. 081811-7901 or Capo Tickets and Travel at DSN 6264330 or Comm. 081-568-4330. Now-Feb. 24: Stroke, Spin & Stride self-paced triathlon Participate in a self-paced triathlon where you determine your pace, you determine your distance and division. Competitors will be asked to record their results at the Support Site Fitness Forum (for biking and running) and Capo FitZone pool (for swimming). Biking and running may be accumulated indoors and outdoors, but pool laps must be completed at the Capo FitZone pool. Prizes will be awarded for the different division levels attained: Olympic, TinMan, and IronMan. For details call DSN 626-4254 or 626-4256 or Comm. 081-568-4254 or 081-568-4256.
Now-June 15: Free Tax Filing with VITA Center Services The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will assist service members DoD employees and their families through June 15. VITA Volunteers Outdoor Recreation Ski Shop Services and will provide free assistance in filing your returns for Hours tax year 2016 both at the Capodichino Library and The Support Site Outdoor Recreation Center Ski Support Site at the Fleet and Family Center. The Shop will be open through March 10, 2017, on Tues- service is by appointment only. For details call the days-Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Skis, snowLegal Assistance Office at DSN 626-4576 or Comm. boards and other winter equipment are available for 081-568-4576 or email rent. Bring your own skis or snowboards in for firstname.lastname@example.org pairs. For pricing or other informa- Feb. 17, 24: Make Your Heart Pound at the Support Site Fitness Forum tion, call DSN 629-4947 Comm. February is Heart Health Month. Participate in our Friday Make Your Heart Pound program. Classes 081-811-4947. are free and open to all fitness levels. Classes are: February 17, Partner up for the Love of Zumba; and MVRO Naples February 24, Cardio Hip Hop & Pump your heart USAA Message out. Classes begin at 6 p.m. For details call DSN USAA has a new 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. toll free number: 800-97-1707 that See BASE NOTES Page 13
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PANOrAMA February 17, 2017
USO Group Visits Historic, Beautiful Pompeii
THE INSIDE PAGE Volunteers Needed USO Naples is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a difference in the community through special events and outreach. If interested, email USO Naples and Rome Director, Sabrina Pullido at firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-5684788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. Naples Military HOG Chapter Seeking New Members Naples Military HOG Chapter (NMC) is looking for members to join a great bunch of folks whose interest is to have fun, enjoy Italy on the back of a motorcycle. We have monthly meetings, weekend rides throughout the hillsides of Italy, overnight stays at beach resorts or remote towns, and enjoy Italy with other Italian HOG Chapters. We do NMC Chapter rides which are only open to HOG members, and rides with other bikers, not just HOGs. For details contact Wally Laysa at roadglidecruzer@ gmail.com or 081-568-1935 or 342-5175350; or Doug Lyyski at email@example.com or 081-568-2905 or visit the NEX Military Car Sales Associate at the Support Site Food Court.
By MC1(NAC/AW) Theron J. Godbold Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
Italy is rich with archeological sights, from Rome’s Coliseum in Rome to Sicily’s Greek ruins. You could literally spend years of your life exploring every corner of this beautiful and historical country. Being stationed here can be an amazing experience for service members, dependents and DOD employees, and you can easily visit many world-famous sights such as the Amalfi Coast, Caserta Palace and Pompeii. On February 5 USO Tour Guide and Pompeii expert Nunzia Marino led 45 community members to tour the ruins of Pompeii and to enjoy a lunch and wine tasting at Cantina del Vesuvio winery. Pompeii is a Roman town frozen in time after a dev-
Service members and family members toured historic Pompeii February 5, 2017. The once vital Roman town was destroyed after a devastating eruption from nearby Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Photo by MC1(NAC/AW) Theron J. Godbold
astating eruption from nearby Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The town was covered in a pyroclastic flow encasing and preserving much of the city as well as some of the occupants. Pompeii is a huge complex well worth the exploration and time it will take to get through all the little nooks and crannies.
Service members and family members enjoy a lunch and wine tasting at Cantina del Vesuvio winery after touring historic, beautiful Pompeii on February 5, 2017. Photo by Gary Nichols
Just 20 minutes from downtown Naples, Pompeii is an easy attraction to get to. Just a quick jaunt on the sometimes-congested highway and then you are there. But by far, the easiest – and least expensive – way to access this must-see tourist destination is with USO. After entering the park it is easy to get overwhelmed at the sheer history, size and scope of the city. Listen to the tour guide, take in all the sights and remember, don’t touch anything, but you can take plenty of photos. What it all comes down to is that if you are in the Naples area and have at least a full day and you want to go see an interesting piece of history, one that even Hollywood deemed movie worthy. Take the time and visit Pompeii and get a taste of what it could have been like living here in Southern Italy nearly 2,000 years ago.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing / On the Horizon 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 on the ground floor of Admin II, Room G016 (down the hall from the Navy College), and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-5683913. Naples Middle High School Marching Band Parents of Naples Middle High School Students: Looking for a fun and educational after school activity for your kids? Good news! There is still time to join the NMHS Marching Band! Interested? Check us out Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Band Room. For details, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook.
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4 HISTORY: FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT EARTH February 17, 2017
By Gary Nichols NSA Public Affairs
On February 20, 1962, Mercury Astronaut and Marine Corps Aviator Lt. Col. John Glenn became the third American in space, and the first to orbit the earth when he successfully completed three orbits aboard the space capsule “Friendship 7.” Strapped in a cramped capsule, which sat atop an Atlas 6 rocket, Glenn launched from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 9:47 a.m. The official name for Glenn’s mission was Mercury-Atlas 6. “Mercury” for the mission program, named after the Roman god of speed, and “Atlas 6” to indicate that this was the sixth mission to use the new, faster Atlas rocket as a launch vehicle. As was common practice among most pilots, the astronauts selected for the Mercury program often gave their capsules personal nicknames – Glenn asked his children for suggestions 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. Glenn completed test-pilot school in 1954, and in 1957 he set a transcontinental speed record for the first flight to average supersonic speed (700 mph) from Los Angeles to New York. Glenn had nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft and more than
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight, poses for a photo with the Mercury “Friendship 7” spacecraft during preflight activities. On February 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 “Friendship 7” spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he completed a successful three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Glenn’s “Friendship 7” Mercury spacecraft landed approximately 800 miles southeast of Kennedy Space Center in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. Mission duration from launch to impact was 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. Photo courtesy of NASA
218 hours in space. He remained with NASA until 1964, but did not return to space after his record-breaking flight. It is 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 developmental stage. Their fears were not unfounded: The Soviets lost their national hero Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – who in 1961 became the first human in space – when his MiG-15 training jet crashed in 1968. Glenn was promoted to the rank of colonel in October 1964 and retired from the Marine Corps in January 1965. Glenn became a business executive until his election to the United States Senate in November 1974. He retired from the Senate in January 1999. Finally, on October 29, 1998, 36 years after his first flight, Glenn returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery. During the mission, he carried out an extensive number of experiments relating to aging and space travel. Once more, Glenn became a household word, and an American hero for a new generation.
SPOTLIGHT: LT. CMDR. MICHELLE SANGIORGI
Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Sangiorgi, hails from San Diego, California, and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then went on to complete a doctor of medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and was commissioned as a lieutenant through the Health Professionals Scholarship Program upon her graduation in 2006. Sangiorgi completed a Transitional Internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, in 2007. From there, she reported to Naval Hospital Guam as a General Medical Officer in the Emergency Department. In 2008, she was selected to be the General Medical Officer on board the USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Guam. In addition to her medical obligations, Sangiorgi served as the division officer for the last year of her tour on board the ship. She then transferred to Medical Readiness Division San Diego, in 2010, where she served as a General Medical Officer and Independent Duty Corpsman IDC Physician Supervisor for Naval Surface Force, Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC). Sangiorgi continued her training and development at Naval Medical Center San Diego and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine in Jun 2015. She is currently serving as a staff Emergency Physician and Assistant Department Head at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. She also serves as the hospital’s Emergency Response Committee Chairman, and provides invaluable emergency training to hospital staff as an advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support instructor. “I enjoy teaching and being a part of making positive changes in the Command” Sangiorgi said. She enjoys photography and traveling. Her goals are to continue to develop my leadership roles within the Navy and considering a simulation fellowship, so she can continue training and teaching others in resuscitation. She said the best part of being stationed in Naples is getting in touch with her family’s roots. “My family is Italian and my great grandmother was born in Ischia,” Sangiorgi said. “This is has been a great opportunity to travel and experience all of Italy.”
5 FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER EVENTS THIS WEEK February 17, 2017
First, Last Babies of 2017/2016 Amelia Cecily Padbury First Baby of 2017 USNH Naples and the NANA welcome the first baby of 2017, Amelia Cecily Padbury, who was born January 2 at 10:02 p.m. to Nesta and Daniel Padbury. She weighed 7.7 pounds 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. The Padbury family has been in Naples for two years and this is their first baby. The Padbury family thanked Dr. Jennifer Klimpel, all the nurses, and the entire USNH staff for the quality care and superb care provided during their hospital stay. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Willie Barksdale Ewan Bruce Stephens Last Baby of 2016 U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples and the Naples Area Nurses Association (NANA) welcome the last baby of the year of 2016, Ewan Bruce Stephens, who was born on December 31 at 5:54 p.m. to Jessica and Michael Stephens. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Ewan has two older sisters Lillian and Clementine. The Stephens family thanked Dr. Nadine Barksdale, all the nurses, and the entire USNH staff for the quality care and superb care provided during their hospital stay. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Willie Barksdale
For more information about local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) events, visit www.facebook.com/NaplesFFSC
● Feb 17: Eat, Pray & Shop, “The Duomo Church and a famous Pizza Restaurant, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., (Meet at McCafe near Capo) ● Feb 20: Make Italian Dessert, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., (Carpool, Meet at TLA Lobby) Cost: 6 euro ● Feb 21: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (3 of 3) ● Feb 23: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC ● Feb 23: Infant Massage, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (4 of 5 Sessions) ● Feb 24: Teen Career Exploration, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Meet at Teen Center, Support Site ● Feb 24: Sponsorship Training, 9 a.m. to noon, (Capo, Room G-14) ● Feb 24: Relaxation Techniques for Labor and Delivery, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC ● Feb 24: The Happiest Baby, 11 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.
ENERGY CONSERVATION Test Your Climate IQ From NSA Naples Energy Management Team
JANUARY 2017 BIRTHS January 1, 2017 – Lukas Aaron Imblum 6 pounds 12 ounces, son of Natalia Arkania and Capt. Mark A. Imblum
January 12, 2017 – Matthias Edwin Brown 7 pounds 6 ounces, son of Sarah B. Brown and Gregory Brown Jr
January 2, 2017 – Amelia Cecily Collingridge Padbury 7 pounds 1.2 ounces, daughter of Nesta Padbury and FLT LT/RAF Daniel C. Padbury
January 13, 2017 – Leonard Paul Knepper 7 pounds 8 ounces, son of Ann P. Knepper and Lt. Matthew B. Knepper
January 5, 2017 – Nandi Ann Richardson 7 pounds 1.2 ounces, daughter of Reniya F. Richardson and ICC Jason M. Richardson
January 17, 2017 – Nora Hayden Kraft 7 pounds 9.7 ounces, daughter of Hanna K. Kraft and SSG Kevin E. Kraft
January 5, 2017 – Amos Richard Krieger 9 pounds 11 ounces, son of Dominique F. Krieger and Lt. Kyle R. Krieger
January 19, 2017 – Emmalynn Serenity Person 9 pounds 2 ounces, daughter of Christyn A. Person
January 7, 2017 – Everleigh Rose Colliver 8 pounds 0.8 ounce, daughter of Melissa S. Colliver and ET1 Christopher J. Colliver
January 24, 2017 – Elise Marie Alford 7 pounds 1.2 ounces, daughter of Lauren M. Alford and MA2 Aaron A. Alford
January 9, 2017 – Wilhelmina Alexia Selence Moore 8 pounds 12.4 ounces, daughter of Patricia A. Moore and SPC Nicholas D. Moore Jr
January 26, 2017 – Briar Rose Nelson 7 pounds 15.7 ounces, daughter of Nicole A. Nelson and ETR1 Shannon A. Nelson
January 11, 2017 – Theodore Halen Booth January 29, 2017 – Alice Rose Weber 7 pounds 10 pounds 1.4 ounces, son of Vanessa R. Booth and 7 ounces, daughter of Devon L. Weber and Lt. OS2 Casey J. Booth Cmdr. Ryan A. Weber
Climate change is one of the most urgent environmental challenges of our time. But how much do you know about it? Test your knowledge with this quiz!à 1. How does the greenhouse effect work? A - Greenhouse gases reflect the sun’s energy, causing it to warm the Earth. B - Greenhouse gases absorb the sun’s energy, slowing or preventing heat from escaping into space. C - Greenhouse gases directly warm oceans and cause dramatic weather. D - Oceans absorb greenhouse gases, which cause the
2. How much have global average temperatures increased in the last century? A - 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit B - 0.6 degrees Fahrenheit C - 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit D - 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit 3. How much have sea levels risen in the past 100 years? A - 7 inches B - 2 inches C - 5 inches D - 16 inches
Solutions: 1 - B: Greenhouse gases absorb energy, slowing or preventing the loss of heat to space. These gases act like a blanket, making Earth warmer than it would otherwise be and throwing off the energy balance of the planet. This is known as the greenhouse effect 2 - D: Global average temperatures have increased more than 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 100 years. Scientists project that Earth’s average temperature will rise between two and 12 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. It’s estimated that a change of just two degrees in average global temperature could result in sea level rise, lower crop yields, increased rainfall and flooding, more wildfires and other negative environmental impacts. The historic climate agreement involving 196 nations at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference set a goal to limit global warming to less than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 3 - A: On average, global sea level has risen about seven inches in the last 100 years. By 2100, sea level is expected to increase by another 1.5 to 3 feet, resulting in stronger and more frequent storm surges..
PANOrAMA February 17, 2017
SOUND OFF: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Sabrina (Age 7 – United States) “I want to be president of the United States because I want to make better rules.”
Erna (Age 7 – Romania)
Ecem (Age 8 – Turkey)
“When I grow up I want to be “When I grow up I want to be a pilot.” a dance teacher so I can help kids dance.”
Renata (Age 9 – Italy) “I want to be an actress when I grow up.”
Elza (Age 12 – Hungary) “I’d like to be a biologist or maybe an anthropologist because I want to help the world, nature and animals.”
Naples Tiger Sharks Victorious at 2017 Southern Division Championship League (EFSL) Southern Division Championship Swim meet and came home victorious. “This was by far the most exciting Southern Division Champs in my 11 years of coaching the NTS,” Head Coach Jane Higgins said. The Naples Tiger Sharks brought home their 11th EFSL Southern Division Championship trophy. The top three team scores were: ● Naples Tiger Sharks in first place with 1,420 points ● Vicenza Mako Sharks in second place with 1,115 points ● Sigonella Swordfish in third place with 336 points
Naples Tiger Sharks were victorious at 2017 Southern Division Championship during the first weekend of February. Photos by Jason Markvart By Lyndsey Hale Naples Tiger Sharks PR
The Naples Tiger Sharks (NTS) Swim team traveled to Vicenza the first weekend of February for the European Swim Forces
NTS opened the meet with a clean sweep, winning in their medley relays, and finished up the meet doing the same in their free relays. The enthusiasm at the meet was palpable, with the parents cheering loudly, and the swimmers chanting cheerful challenges to their fellow swimmers. “It was the best meet, I had so much fun, I mean sometimes I felt nauseous when I’d be prepping for my next race, but overall
I was just excited to be there and a part of such a great team,” swimmer Sydney Hale said. “I even managed to place in all my events, which was my goal!” All that excitement and passion paid off for the NTS team as Hale was not the only one achieving goals; 83 percent of the Naples Tiger Sharks swimmers placed in their events. By the end of the meet, NTS swimmers had received 61 gold medals, 34 silver medals and 19 bronze medals. In addition to the medals there
were three team records broken during the meet: Kaden Carpenter broke the 50 Breaststroke for 11 year-old boys; Annabella Marthaler broke the record of the 200 Freestyle for 11year-old girls; and Maggie Menoni broke the team record for 400 Freestyle in the 15-16 year-old girls. With another Southern Division trophy on the wall, the NTS is proudly ready to head off to the Championships at the end of February. Best of luck Naples Tiger Sharks and swim fast!
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Transformation Must Continue “The whole point of that command is to transform NATO, so … we go to Brussels where we all get together, we talk about that transformation, [and] we guide it. NATO has transformed over these last 20 years, and it must continue to transform,” Mattis said. As secretary, he added, his approach to NATO is “full-speed ahead and listen, learn, help and lead.” Listening is first, he said. “Learn what other people face, help them wherever I can, because
they’ve been allies. They stood by us after New York was attacked and so many decades before that. And many of them have lost boys, lost women in fighting the enemy that attacked America. And then lead, … [because] America has a leadership role.” On Feb. 17, Mattis will attend the Munich Security Conference in Germany, where he will hold a series of meetings with key international counterparts. The trip will underscore the U.S. commitment to the NATO alliance and to defeating ISIS, according to a February 10 DoD news release announcing the secretary’s trip.
Navy College Program App Available for Mobile Devices By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs
A new application for mobile devices which allows Sailors on-the-go access to many features of the Navy College Program (NCP) is available as of February 8. “The Navy College Program app offers Sailors mobile access to voluntary education planning tools, a counseling scheduler, and applications previously available only through the Navy College Offices or the Virtual Education Center,” Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center’s Voluntary Education Program deputy director, said. “This app allows the completion of required training, processing of Tuition Assistance (TA) requests, and helps Sailors obtain counseling without being tied to a computer.” The Navy College Program app is divided into several sections for ease of navigation: ● Tuition Assistance Links users to the My Education WebTA portal so they can submit a TA application and view the status of existing TA applications.
● Training - Allows users to complete required training, including the TA Course and the DoD Higher Education Preparation Course. ● Videos - Provides video tutorials on the NCP, including TA and command information. ● Resources Provides in-app and online information on the Navy College Program and continuing education resources. ● Schedule Counseling - Links users to the Appointment Scheduler, enabling Sailors to schedule an appointment for education counseling. ● Virtual Education Center (VEC) - Provides contact access for counseling and assistance from the VEC. ● Joint Services Transcript (JST) - Links users to the JST login page, allowing them to request their official JST. ● In addition, the app includes an Emergency resources section and a Favorites section, which allows users to bookmark and easily access parts of the app they find personally important. Turner added the NCP app
is targeted primarily at active-duty members and will be a key tool for educational service officers and career counselors. The app’s tools are relevant to all Navy applicants, current Sailors, transitioning Sailors, and veterans. The app features public content only; no authentication or authorization required. The NCP app is a bring-yourown-device (BYOD) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) domain. Users can download the app from the iTunes and Google Play online stores at no cost. To find the free Navy College Program app, search “Navy College” or “NCP” in app stores or in your Web browser. Sailors can also find this app and many others through the Navy App Locker, http://www.applocker.navy.mil. Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ NavyVoluntaryEducation/ or http://www.navycollege. navy.mil/.
MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Naples Overseas Support Club Thrift Store Naples Overseas Support Club (NOSC) is a nonprofit command-recognized charitable and social organization with offers the community an abundance of charitable programs funded primarily by the NOSC Thrift Store. Last year NOSC donated $80,000 to the local community. You can find great deals or drop off donations at the NOSC Thrift Store, located at the back of Bldg. 2088 (adjacent to the veterinarian's office, just behind the fire station and across from the bowling alley) on Support Site. NOSC Thrift Store hours are: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Once a month (usually on the first weekend) the NOSC Thrift Store is open Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watch for details in the Panorama’s Base Notes section. NOSC is always looking for volunteers to help at the NOSC Thrift Store. For more information email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit noscitaly.com or find NOSC on their Facebook 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 email@example.com 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@ gmail.com or Naples Middle High School PTSA on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; https://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop007Naples or https://www. troopwebhost.org/FormHTML.aspx?site=Troop007Naples. Girl Scouts Overseas Naples is excited to support young leaders in action. We are much more than cookies; we show girls how to contribute positively in this world. From arts and crafts to camping trips and more Naples Girl Scouts wants girls to be have fun learning. For details visit https://sites.google.com/site/ usagsonaples/ or USA Girl Scouts - Naples, Italy on Facebook. Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Naples Chapter meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the NSA Naples Chiefs Mess, near the quarterdeck in Admin I. CSADD’s mission is to create a culture in which our shipmates are helping shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision-making. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. The Naples Toastmasters Club provides materials and experience to improve competent communication and leadership skills. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at the Support Site Community Center. Guests welcome. For details visit www.naplestoastmasters.wix.com/toastmastersnaples or Toastmasters Naples Italy on Facebook. Naples Area First Class Petty Officers Association is composed of members from different rates with one mission: To enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit us and bring a friend. For details call YN1 Gordon at DSN: 626-7733. Alcoholics Anonymous hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339-267-7075 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu/ countries/italy.htm. NATO Lions Rugby: International Rugby Club lead by professional English coach Jamie Ball. Practices are held at Carney Park every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The club is open to training and developing all interested players. For details call Corey Keating at 340-695-7971 or email CoreyJohnKeating@Gmail.com or visit the NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy) facebook page. Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 649 meets 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704-9607 or email email@example.com or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/HST649.
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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies
Friday, February 17 4:45 p.m. The LEGO Batman Movie, PG, 3-D 5:30 p.m. Fences, PG-13 7 p.m. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, PG-13, 3-D 8 p.m. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, PG-13 9:45 p.m. Fist Fight, R 10 p.m. Fist Fight, R Saturday, February 18 3 p.m. Hidden Figures, PG 5:15 p.m. Monster Trucks, PG, 3-D 5:30 p.m. Monster Trucks, PG 7:15 p.m. Split, PG-13 8 p.m. Fist Fight, R 9:45 p.m. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, PG-13 10 p.m. Split, PG-13 Sunday, February 19 3 p.m. Hidden Figures, PG 5:15 p.m. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Monster Trucks, PG 7:30 p.m. Split, PG-13 7:45 p.m. Fist Fight, R Monday, February 20 Holiday Movie Hours 3 p.m. The LEGO Batman Movie, PG 5:15 p.m. Monster Trucks, PG 5:30 p.m. La La Land, PG-13 7:45 p.m. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, PG-13 Tuesday, February 21 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, February 22 4:30 p.m. La La Land, PG-13 6:45 p.m. The LEGO Batman Movie, PG 7 p.m. Why Him? R Thursday, February 23 4:30 p.m. Fences, PG-13 6:45 p.m. Live By Night, R 7 p.m. Patriots Day, R
Fences Last Showing PG-13, Drama, 139 min. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby. Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Fist Fight Premiere R, Comedy, 91 min. Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris. On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed. Hidden Figures PG, Drama, 126 min. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Mone, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. La La Land Last Showing PG-13, Comedy, 128 min. Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock. The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the back-
drop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. The LEGO Batman Movie PG, Animation-Family, 104 min. Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Live By Night R, Drama, 128 min. Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller. Ben Affleck writes, produces, and stars in this adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s sprawling crime novel centering on the prodigal son of a prominent police chief, and his gradual descent into the criminal underworld. Fences Last Showing PG-13, Drama, 139 min. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby. Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Fist Fight Premiere R, Comedy, 91 min. Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris. On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like
wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed. Hidden Figures PG, Drama, 126 min. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Mone, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant AfricanAmerican women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. La La Land Last Showing PG-13, Comedy, 128 min. Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock. The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. The LEGO Batman Movie PG, Animation-Family, 104 min. Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Live By Night R, Drama, 128 min. Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller. Ben Affleck writes, produces, and stars in this adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s sprawling crime novel centering on the prodigal son of a prominent police chief, and his gradual descent into the criminal underworld.
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 081-811-4962. The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, visit the USMRA-SI at usmra-si.tripod.com or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315. 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. Filipino-American Association Of Naples, Italy meets at noon the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site Fellowship Hall. For details call Ron Nacianceno at 081-568-1746 or 335-7604446 or visit Fil-Am Naples on Facebook. Seventh Day Adventist Worship Service takes place Saturdays at Support Site Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: Sabbath School lessons, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; songs and praise, 10:45 to 11 a.m.; Divine Service, 11 a.m. to noon. For details call Paolo Fleurant at 328-194-6897 or email naplesadventistsgroup@ yahoo.com. Connect the Tots 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 The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officer Association meets every other Tuesday in the Capodichino Theater at noon to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For details, call OS2 Joseph Cavallaro at DSN 626-4545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 626-2871or email@example.com
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.
Sure Start is a unique program committed to providing the highest quality of education for commandsponsored children of enlisted personnel (priority to E1-E4) who are four years old by Sept. 1. For details, conNaples Area Nurses Association (NANA) is an organization of nurses that tact Bridget Ruffino at 629-4683 or Catholic Women Of The Chapel email firstname.lastname@example.org or work together to fundraise, participate meets monthly in the Support Site Felcall the school at 081-811-4037. in social events, and provide support lowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and throughout the U.S. Naval Hospital learning. Child care provided. We also Naples and NSA Naples community. For The Knights Of Columbus, meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for San Gennaro Council 14853, meets details email Lt. Shelley Beltz at shelRosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for email@example.com or Lt. Jenny Paul at noon on the third Sunday of each bible study. For details email cwocmonth at the Support Site Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com or visit Catholic Offices. For details email robert KenWomen of the Chapel - NSA Naples, ney at kofcnaples @gmail.com The Welfare & Recreation Italy on Facebook. Association is available to meet Carney Park Golf Association associates every Thursday from 11 a.m. Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training to 1 p.m. at its location on the first floor (CPGA) is a non-profit organization established for eligible Carney Park and support provided. For details email of Building 450 upstairs from Capo Golf Course patrons. The CPGA Landing. For details visit firstname.lastname@example.org. provides weekly social activities for http://www.wraitalia.it. all levels of golfer and often organize The Naples Christian Homeschool Security Note: All DoD military or trips to other courses. Events are Association meets every month to supcivilian personnel hosting an event off held every Saturday and Sunday. port families who have chosen to educate base must complete a Special Event For details call 081-568-1749. their own children. We offer weekly Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days park/pool days, a moms’ night out and Educational & Developmental in advance, regardless of organization, field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beIntervention Service Screenings if the event will involve 50 or more yond. For details email Natalie Mack at personnel, include distinguished visitors Now Available Room W09, Support NPMack3@aol.com. Site Village Forum. For eligible or involve personnel wearing uniforms. children who have not reached their For details call the AT/FP Division at Latinos Unidos Welcomes New third birthday. If you are concerned 081-568-5525 or visit the division office Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on the about your child’s development, first Sunday of every month at the Sup- in the Capodichino Security Precinct, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. Bldg. 403. port Site park. For details email email@example.com or call 334Cub Scout Pack 007 Want to camp Naval Hospital Religious Services 6771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. in Nettuno, hike in Cuma, go bowling Tuesday: Silent prayer (7:15-7:45 a.m.) navy.mil or call 081-811-5554. in the hospital chapel. Traditional hymn or participate in swimming and archery? Then Cub Scouts is the and praise and worship music will be Meditation Sitting Group meets on place for you! Boys in first through Mondays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sup- provided during this time; Wednesday fifth grade meet three times per month Roman Catholic Mass (11:30 a.m.-12 port Site side chapel. Participation is to learn skills that they apply on free and newcomers are welcome. For de- p.m.) in the hospital chapel (call 081hiking, camping and service outings. 811-6451 to confirm that Mass is being tails or questions please email Claudia For details email at Naplesmeditationgroup@gmail.com or held); and Thursday Men’s Fellowship firstname.lastname@example.org or visit and Bible Study (6-7 a.m.) in the hospijoin the Facebook group at NSA Naples www.cubscoutingnaples.org. tal galley. Meditation Group.
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JFC EOD SOLDIER
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annual training session with her guard unit. Schneider was commissioned in 2014 following her graduation and she was branched ordnance. During an interview, she was pre-selected to join the EOD community. “It seemed like the most challenging job I could get into,” said Schneider. “Danger made it more attractive.” At Fort Riley, Schneider was able to test her leadership chops out of the gate as she served as a platoon leader with the 774th Ordnance Co. Late last year, Schneider and her troops headed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, to prepare for their upcoming peacekeeping and training mission in Kosovo. Serving in Kosovo Schneider and her team have stayed busy since their arrival last year in the eastern portion of Kosovo. They often receive more than five
calls a week from people or organizations that are requesting removal or detonation of found explosives. These unexploded ordnance are mainly remnants from World War II and the Yugoslav Wars. Along with her platoon sergeant, Schneider leads a trifecta of two-person teams to go out on missions along with the partnering KSF personnel. Schneider’s team will also occasionally work with various non-governmental agencies, such as ones concerned with humanitarian demining missions. Once they are on the scene of a possible unexploded ordnance, the crew determines whether to detonate it in place or move it to a specific area. A variety of factors go into that decision, including what condition the ordnance is in. Whether grenades, smaller munitions released from larger cluster bombs, or mines, Schneider credits the training of personnel as a key to remaining focused and calm.
“Our risks are calculated, our procedures have been tested many times,” Schneider said. “We all know our job, and everybody I work with is proficient and great at their job. It doesn’t feel like a danger to us because we know what we’re doing.” Schneider noted that sometimes they’ll have to turn around cars or make sure folks don’t enter a certain area. She said the reaction of the local population is usually one of gratitude. “They’re appreciative of what we’re doing,” Schneider said. The team of KFOR EOD specialists also offers mine awareness training to personnel across the KFOR footprint in order to educate them. For example, Schneider said one explosive troops may encounter, dubbed 97 BLU, looks like a decomposed energy drink can. There are also calls that take time and personnel that end up being false alarms. For example, just last month her team responded to a call from a gentleman who was
digging a hole and thought he found something suspicious. It turned out that it was just trash, but Schneider credited him for not touching it and calling the appropriate authorities. These calls, Schneider said, are ones they don’t mind responding to. “We’d rather run 300 calls of trash than one post blast,” Schneider said. Sometimes, Schneider’s team will cover down on the western part of Kosovo as well. It’s an opportunity for the American troops in the east to gain valuable experience from their multinational counterparts in the western portions of the country. “We try to train with Swiss and Austrians, they’re very good at what they do,” Schneider said. When Schneider does have some down time in Kosovo, she’s not one to just sit back and relax. Besides knitting, Schneider said she competes in a volleyball league with her platoon and she’s also training for a marathon. “I’m a multi-tasker … I hate just watching TV, I need to do lots of things at once,” Schneider said. Growing as a leader Schneider said her deployment to Kosovo has offered her a chance to excel as a leader and grow her team. “The team bonded right away, we all just clicked,” Schneider said. “We choose to be with each other even when we don’t have to. It comes naturally to us.” Although the team shares the common bond of serving in a job whose unofficial motto is “Initial success or total failure,” it’s more than the shared skill set that brings them together. “They know that I care, so they care,” Schneider said. “I care about our mission, but I also care about them.” Schneider said being in such a small career field in the Army and meeting troops with desire, motivation and drive has made her experiences so far in her young career special. She credits the team for doing everything they can to mentor her and make her the best officer that she can be. Sgt. 1st Class Randy Walker serves as the EOD team noncommissioned officer in charge for Schneider’s crew, and the 19-year Army veteran with four deployments under his belt said Schneider will leave the KFOR mission as a very experienced lieutenant. “She’s very driven, and she’s positive pretty much about everything,” Walker said. “There are lots of people clamoring for these types of
deployments.” Walker said she offers a fresh outlook to the team, and he said her confidence is something that’s expected in their line of work. Walker also mentioned the leadership growth he sees in the young officer. “She’s growing, still working on what kind of officer she’s going to be, and I’m happy to contribute to that,” Walker said. As for being a female in a dangerous job, it doesn’t faze Schneider. “As a female in the military, I haven’t felt any different,” Schneider said. “You just have to be confident in what you do.” When asked about having a female team leader in EOD, Walker smiled and relayed a story he was a part of years ago. Walker recalled a suit test, where potential EOD candidates are required to don the 80-pound EOD suit and perform a variety of tasks, such as running and carrying objects. Walker was there to offer his recommendation for potential EOD troops. He said there was an infantry male Soldier there who everybody thought would breeze through the test. He said there was also a female officer participating with a hurt back. “The infantry male puked and quit,” Walker said. “The female lieutentant got my recommendation.” Planning for the future Schneider has her sights set on eventually becoming a company commander, and she expects to attend the Army’s Captains Career Course shortly after her return to Kansas. Although she’s unsure about whether she’ll be able to stay on with EOD, as the career field is competitive and cutting back on numbers, she’s still dedicated to her goal. “I could possibly go to logistics, it would be a new challenge” Schneider said. “My ultimate goal would be to stay and command an EOD unit, but I will do my best wherever they put me.” Schneider said she’s not looking too far into the future, but could see herself going back to law school, either on the military or civilian side. As for her platoon leader, he’s hoping she can stick around the field and continue to lead EOD troops. “It would definitely be a loss if she can’t stay in the career field,” Walker said. Editor’s note: Allied Joint Force Command Naples will publish a series of articles highlighting female KFOR troops and their accomplishments.
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JOBS CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (CHR) 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
structions on how to apply have been revised. Any prior editions will be obsolete and will no longer be considered. Applications that do not conform to the revised instructions will not be considered. No HRO vacancies at this time.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective immediately, all Department of Navy overseas US civilian positions aboard Naples and Gaeta commuting area will be posted on the USAJOBS website. Not familiar with USAJOBS? Get started by creating an account at https://don.usajobs.gov. 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 email@example.com. The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship is required.
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: http://cnic.navy.mil/Europe/About/Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/index.htm. You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the 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 scheduled from 8-9 a.m. on February 24.
LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS
NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) 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 through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following links: https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_openings.html https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html
Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ regions/cnreurafswa/about /job_openings.html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081-568-4164/2505/5612/ 8202. The applications may be emailed to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil
USAJOBS WEBSITE: https://don.usajobs.gov CHR WEBSITES: https://cnic.navy.mil/regions /cnreurafswa/about/job_ openings.html https://cnic.navy.mil/regions /cnreurafswa/about/job_ openings/USVacancies.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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application form and in-
NSA NAPLES US NAF POSITIONS Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#17-070, (Multiple Positions) flexible, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Youth Programs, Teen Center and Youth Sports Capodichino/Support Site. Job summary: Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-to-day care of infants and children
ranging from six weeks to five years. Assembles and gathers materials and equipment necessary to execute School Age Care for children ranging from six to nine years old, School-Age Care Pre-Teen for children ranging from 10 to 12 years, Teen Center Program for children ranging from 13 to 18 years. Receives and releases children to/from authorized parents, guidance. Closing date: December 31, 2017. Education Aid/Technician, CY-1702-I/II, ANN#17-131, (Multiple Positions) regular full time, (Eligible for Post Allowance) CYP Division Capo & Support Site. Job summary: Provides appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in a Child and Youth Program setting Performs routine, day-today care of infants and children ranging from six weeks to five years old. Closing date: December 31, 2017. Food Service Worker, NA-7408-02, ANN# 17-010 flexible, (Multiple Positions) Bowling Center, Support Site. Job summary: Performs tasks with several steps or sequence of tasks such as; sets up food service counters, steam tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food, including meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, bread, butter, and beverages. Closing date: Open until filled. CYP Food Service Worker, NA-7408-04, ANN#17-011 flexible School Age Care, Youth Programs. 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 bever-
ages. Closing date: Open Until Filled. Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#17-020R flexible, Outdoor Recreation Program, Support site/Carney Park. Job summary: Provides and maintain recreation and athletic equipment issue. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#17-030 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. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid (Lifeguard), NF-0189-01, ANN#17-046R flexible, Aquatics Capo. Job summary: Safeguard and supervise swimmers and bathers in pool areas, and enforce swimming and bathing regulations. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#17-096R, flexible, MWR Golf Course, Carney Park. Job summary: Collects green fees (monthly and daily), locker fees and fees for electric cart rentals. Employee will act as starter when needed on weekdays and assist when needed as cashier. Closing date: Open until filled. Cashier, NF-0530-02,
ANN#17-094, Flexible Full Time, MWR, Administration Division, Capodichino, Naples, Italy. Job summary: The purpose of this position is to verify daily cash receipts for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department at NSA Naples. Closing date: Open until filled. Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#17-112, 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. Closing date: Open until filled.
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.jobs To assist your job search go directly to the location field, open the drop down menu and click on Italy, then click on SEARCH FOR JOBS button. You will see all the
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JOBS from page 12 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#160001WE Lead Cashier Checker/CC/NF1/Regular Full Time – Open until filled – Pay rate $9$10.50 per hour. Job summary: Responsible for leading a minimum of three associates engaged in the operation of cash registers to record sales in retail check out areas. Ann#16004VM Supervisory Sales Clerk (Self Service)/SL/NF-2/Regular Full Time – Pay rate $10.25$11 per hour. Job summary: Provides work direction and supervision for a group of associates within assigned departments/ location engaged in performing various clerical, retail and services functions.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES UMUC Europe Seeking Part-Time Faculty University of Maryland University College Europe is now hiring part-time faculty members to teach in Naples. Subject areas include accounting, economics, sociology, history, and more. Scheduling is flexible – teach evenings or weekends to fit your schedule. You will have the opportunity to educate and challenge highly motivated non-traditional students while gaining valuable experience and improving your professional portfolio. Applicants must
have a master’s degree and relevant professional experience, and teaching experience is preferred. Applicants must be located locally to the position, as adjunct faculty positions are not eligible for UMUC sponsored logistical support. Applicants must have and be able to maintain their own legal status in the country in which they apply to teach. For a current list of vacancies and the online application, visit www.europe.umuc.edu/jobs and select Career Opportunities, then use the Job Search tool to find positions in your area. Contact or visit the local UMUC office for more information: Naples Education Center, NAS Capodichino, Admin II, Room G-006, DSN 626-6673, Comm. 081-568-6673, or email firstname.lastname@example.org NSA 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 Dietz at peter.dietz@ eu.navy.mil
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MORE BASE NOTES Feb. 17: CLEPathon Navy College Office CLEPATHON at the National Testing Center Bldg 442A Admin 2 Room G049.1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last test starts at 3 p.m. NSA Capodichino. For CLEP testing, please bring your voucher registration ticket from the CLEP College Board website. Free for first-time DANTES-funded active duty service members. $80 for civilians per test, plus sitting fee. For details call DSN 626-6675/6674/ 6673 or email email@example.com Feb. 17: Deadline for Scholarships for Military Children Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants includes providing a completed twopage application; the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a typewritten or computer printed essay of 500 words or less, and no longer than two pages. This year’s essay question is multi-part: “If you had the chance to have a 30-minute conversation with any person in human history (either living or deceased), who would be the person you choose? Why? What topic would you discuss with this person?” For details call Scholarship Managers at 856-616-9311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Feb. 17-20: Limited Towel Service at Capo FitZone Due to preventative maintenance of the dryer vents, Capo Fit Zone will have limited towel service from February 17 to 20. Please plan accordingly. For details call DSN 626-4266 or Comm. 081-568-4266. Feb. 17, 24: Make Your Heart Pound at the Support Site Fitness Forum February is Heart Health Month. Participate in our Friday Make Your Heart Pound program. Classes are free and open to all fitness levels. February 17, Partner up for the Love of Zumba; February 24, Cardio Hip Hop & Pump your heart out. All classes begin at 6 p.m. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. Feb. 18: Free Motorcycle Workshop at Support Site Keep your motorcycle running with a free workshop at the Auto Skills Center. Workshop runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and covers basic maintenance your motorcycle requires. Expert instructor on site. Advance registration is preferred. For details call DSN 626-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971. Feb. 20, 25: Ski Bus Transportation to local resorts MWR will be offering bus transportation to a local ski resort on February 20 and 25. Cost is per adult; reduced fee per child 4-12 years; Free per child 3 years and under (based on space available). Note: youth 17 years and under must be registered and accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. Full payment is due at registra-
tion. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to trip. Trips may be cancelled by Outdoor Recreation up to the morning of trip due to adverse weather conditions. Register for all trips (there are trips scheduled through March) at the Outdoor Recreation office (located on Support Site near the Auto Skills Center). Ski passes are available for purchase at the ski resort. Most resorts do not accept credit cards, so bring euro for ski passes, meals and incidentals. For details or registration call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Feb. 20-26: Presidents’ Day at the Libraries Come celebrate famous U.S. Presidents in history at the Support Site Library and Capo Connections. Check out our selected books, see our B.B. displays and read our info sheets. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Feb. 21: Dueling Pianos free show at Support Site Village Forum Courtyard Don’t miss out on an exciting, free show at the Support Site Village Forum Courtyard at 6:30 p.m. on February 21. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Show is open to all ages and is brought to Naples by Navy Entertainment. For details call DSN 629-7911 or Comm. 081-811-7911. Feb. 21: NMCRS Baby Basics Class The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Visiting Nurses is hosting a monthly class on newborn care and other useful tips for expecting parents from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on February 21 at the NMCRS office located in building 450 at Capo (Next to the Gym). The class is open to U.S. military, civilians and NATO ID cardholders. For registration and details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. Feb. 21-Mar. 3: Registration for Smart Start Youth Spring Baseball for ages 3 and 4 Register your 3 and 4 year old child for Smart Start Youth Spring Baseball beginning February 21 at the Support Site Teen Center, Tuesday to Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. The sport is free and season dates run from March 18 to June 10. To register you must provide current CYP registration and PAYS online certificate (see www.nays.org/parents/). For details call DSN 629-4729 or Comm. 081-811-4729. Feb. 22: Support Site Main Gate ClosureSupport Site Main Gate will be closed to inbound and outbound vehicle traffic from 8 p.m. to midnight on February 22. During this time, the back gate will be open. The Main Gate will remain open for pedestrian traffic. For details call NSA Naples Physical Security at DSN 626-5019/2259. Feb. 22: Teddy Bear Club Moms and their children are invited to join us for the second Teddy Bear Club event of the year February 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or Comm. 081-568-5713.
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ABBRACCIARE / Hug AMORE / Love BACIARE / Kiss CIOCCOLATA / Chocolate CUORE / Heart CUPIDO / Cupid FEBBRAIO / February FIDANZAMENTO / Engagement FIORI / Bouquet ROSE / Roses
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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Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903 www.uso.it TOURS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. MILITARY AND NATO I.D. CARD HOLDERS
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Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . €39 Carnevale Parade of Putignano . . . . . . . . €64 Demijohn Shopping and Wine Tasting. . . €44 Imperial Rome City Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . €82 Greek Ruins of Paestum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . €39
EXTENDED TOURS Mar 11-12 Alberobello Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €669 Apr 2-9 Magical Tour of Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . €1659 Apr 14-17 Easter in Bucharest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €669 Apr 15-16 Easter in Florence and Pisa . . . . . . . . . . €195 May 13-14 Mother’s Day Weekend in Ischia . . . . . €149 July 26-Aug 2 Greek Island of Zakynthos . . . . . . . . €795 Sept 1-4 French Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €489 Oct 28-Nov 1Halloween in Transylvania . . . . . . . . . €859
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MERCATO/CLASSIFIED ADS • FREE MERCATO ADS •
A Panorama/NSA Public Affairs Office courtesy service available for U.S. or NATO ID cardholders who have orders to PCS within six months. RULES: • New ads must be submitted on a completed Mercato form, along with a copy of both the member’s ID card (front and back) and ONLY the first two pages of PCS orders or equivalent. • Ads are limited to one per category and 25 words maximum. Ads for free pets are limited to one per person or organization (copy of ID required) and run on a space-available basis. One contact phone number per ad; no e-mail addresses. • Deadline for submission is Monday, noon for the following Friday. Public holidays (U.S. or Italian) are not an exception to this rule. ADS RUN ONE WEEK ONLY! • Any incomplete ad or ad received after the Monday, noon deadline will not be printed in that Friday’s issue. Late submissions will be considered for the next available publication. Incomplete or illegible ads will not be considered. • Free Mercato Ad forms, the only acceptable form of submission, are available at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/naples/newsroom/panorama/ (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-568-5112 (DSN 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.
M ISCELLANEOUS TALIAN LESSONS, for info contact Elena D'Angelo cell. 340-577-5239 or tel. 081-891-1489.
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