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

Friday, March 22, 2019

Naples Tiger Sharks Dominate in Eindhoven By Solange Markvart

Forty-four swimmers age seven to 19 years old traveled to Eindhoven in the Netherlands to compete in the European Forces Swim League short distance championships on March 2nd and 3rd 2019. For these accomplished swimmers, who earned their qualifying times for this event, this two-day intense competition was the culmination of many hours of training stretched over a six month season. Although these Championships were individual, the Naples Tiger Sharks, fresh from winning their thirteenth consecutive title of Southern Division Champions in Rota the month prior, managed to place third overall with 16 teams competing and approximately 500 swimmers. The Championships started on Saturday morning with a parade of all the participating teams in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and friendly competition exulting from all swimmers,

whether brand new to the competition or veteran. First year competitor Aiden Crile, who is a recent addition to the Naples Tiger Sharks, expressed his gratitude for “everyone’s ability to come together as a team, with a level of competition that was conductive of (him) improving his swim times” and for “welcoming (him) so warmly to the Naples Tiger Sharks family”. Similar feelings were shared by veteran swimmer and team Captain Katherine Kanak, who was swimming her fifth consecutive championships. For Katherine, this meet was “bittersweet” as it was “exciting to see everyone (she) worked with and swam over the past six months, and in some cases five years, do so well at champs, but a bit sad because it’s over. It’s the last time this team will ever compete together as it was, the last time to see friends I’ve swum against for the past five years”. TIGER SHARKS

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NATO Military Committee Visits Pentagon, Discusses Alliance Strategy, Capabilities By Jim Garamone

Naples Tiger Sharks swimmer Gianna Brutus pushes off the block during the 50m Backstroke at the European Forces Swim League short distance championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, March 2. Approximately 500 swimmers from 16 teams participated in the event in which the Tiger Sharks placed 3rd. Photo by Jason Markvart

Naples Middle High School Track Ready for Action

11 Mr. Fredo Ontiveros, NMHS principal, Captain Todd Abrahamson, Commanding Officer - Naval Support Activity Naples, Isaac Harjo, NMHS track coach, and members of the 2019 track team cut the ribbon in a ceremonial opening of the new track. The track team then lead the student body in an inaugural lap around the new and improved facility. Although the track isn't officially open for use by the students or the community for another few weeks, the track team is looking forward to showcasing the new rubber floor on the track and new shot and disc platforms at their first home track meet on Saturday, April 27. Photo by Elizabeth Ballard

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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford welcomed the members of the NATO Military Committee to the Pentagon yesterday and offered to share with the alliance group the experiences of the U.S. in its development of the National Defense Strategy. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked British Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach and the 29 military representatives on the committee for their interest. Dunford offered to share U.S. experiences in developing joint force capabilities, and the integration of those capabilities. NATO’s chiefs of defense make up the Military Committee. The military representatives who are visiting this week represent their nations on the Military Committee in permanent session. The U.S. military representative in Brussels is Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John K. Love. The committee discussed the U.S. strategy process, dynamic force employment and the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations. They come to Washington after visiting Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, and the new Joint Force Command centered around the 2nd Fleet. They also visited the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Alliance Progress “Without candy coating it, we have really made significant progress in the alliance,” Dunford said at the Pentagon. PENTAGON VISIT

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PANoRAMA March 22, 2019

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

he Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has started their annual Active Duty Fund drive and I was proud to be a part of the kick-off this Tuesday. NMCRS has been supporting our Sailors, Marines, and their families since 1904, and we’re lucky to have them in the community. Last year Naples contributed $83,649.14 to the fund drive, allowing our local NMCRS to provide $68,803 in financial assistance to service members in need. That assistance includes short-term, no-interest loans, grants, medical care, support for expecting parents, scholarships and loans for undergraduate education, and personal financial management training. Contributions also help pay for the cost of operating the thrift shop. If we are able to fully support our people, then we’re also able to ensure mission readiness at all times. For that reason, please consider donating to this important cause and get involved with this year’s fund drive. Command and departmental representatives will be making contact with you in the workplace to facilitate donations. To learn more about the program or how to volunteer as a command representative, contact our Naples area coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Scott Chilko, at I was also very glad to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Naples Middle High School track last Friday. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Spring sports season than by celebrating the completion of this important project. The renovation has been a long time in the works with the contract being awarded last August and construction beginning in November. This included a lot of coordination between our NSA Naples Public Works department and DoDEA leadership, including NMHS Principle Fredo Ontiveros and his facilities team. I want to sincerely thank all involved. Their hard work has resulted in a safer, better quality track for our community’s students to use. It’s also a more durable, longer lasting upgrade. The track’s surface is expected to last for the next 15 years. A final inspection is scheduled to be completed in about a week, making the track fully ready to display our Naples Wildcat pride! Also coming up next week is the Naples Multicultural Heritage Committee’s Women’s History Month celebration. The event will take place in the Capo Theater at 1300 next Friday, and will recognize the contributions of women to the United States through this year's observance theme, "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” Captain Maria Aguayo, commanding officer, Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, will also speak about her experiences as a female leader in our Navy. Please join the committee in celebrating this important observance and learn more about how women have served our Navy and our nation with honor and distinction. As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on Twitter @NSA_Naples and Facebook at Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant.


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BASE NOTES Mar. 23 and 30: Outdoor Recreation Trips in March Enjoy outdoor adventure this month with a fishing charter, sunset/moonlight hike, trekking trip and rafting trip in the Campania region. For details visit or call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947.

History Month, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Capodichino theater. This event recognizes the contributions of women to our nation and this year’s theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” emphasizes their contributions while striving for peace. For details email

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

Mar. 30: Free Motorcycle Workshops at Auto Skills Center Auto Skills Center’s free Motorcycle Workshops are back! Join our March 30 workshop, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our ASC certified motorcycle technician will cover the basic seasonal maintenance that your motorcycle requires. Participants must bring Mar. 25-28: Carney Park Greens Closed their own motorcycles. For details call DSN Golfing greens at Carney Park will be closed 629-4971or Comm. 081-811-4971. March 25-28, and will re-open March 29, weather permitting. Temporary greens will Apr. 3: NSA Naples Job Fair be made at the end of each fairway. at the Support Site For details call Comm. 081-526-4296. Explore career opportunities in Naples with over 20 organizations who will be present. Mar. 27: American Red Cross Visit the NSA Naples Job Fair on April 3 CPR/AED/First Aid Class at the Community Center, 10 a.m. to Noon. This class is broken up into two parts. An The Job Fair is open to all commandonline portion must be completed before at- sponsored family members. tending the classroom portion of the class, For details call FFSC DSN 629-6372 or taking place on March 27. This course will Comm. 081-811-6372. teach you the skills you need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill Apr. 3: Chief’s Pride Run person until more advanced medical person- at Support Site nel arrive and take over. You will gain lifeCelebrate 126 years of Deck Plate Leadersaving skills along with a two-year ship! Run in the Chief’s Pride Run at Cencertification. For details contact tral Park on Wednesday, April 3. or call DSN: 626-4788 Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and run begins at 9 a.m. Run is free. T-shirts will be Mar. 28: Women’s History Month available for purchase. For more details, call Celebration DSN 629-6611 or Comm. 081-811-4266. Join the CNE-CNA-C6F multicultural herSee BASE NOTES Page 13 itage committee as they celebrate Women’s

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PANoRAMA March 22, 2019

Elementary Students from Institute Santa Chiara in Nola Tour NSA Naples Elementary students from Institute Santa Chiara in Nola visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples at Capodichino last Friday. Their tour – led by NSA Naples Public Affairs Community Relations Specialist Teresa Merola – included the library, gym, food court, fire department, air operations and USO. Students were very enthusiastic and learned a lot about the U.S. Navy here in Naples. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo


THE INSIDE PAGE NOSC – Napoli Operational Support Club Your Community Spouse Club welcomes all spouses from our active duty, GS, civilian and NATO community. Our club holds events, fundraisers and trips throughout the year. Our yearly membership fee is $30 and is a great way to meet other spouses in your community. The income raised during many of our events goes back into our community with Academic Scholarships. NOSC has scholarships for seniors, spouses and dependent children living with parents here in Naples. For details call DSN 629-7316, e-mail or visit or the Napoli Operational Support Club on Facebook. Beyond Youth is an NSA Naples Chapel-led youth program designed to help students to develop the leader within and lead a significant life. We meet in the Chapel Fellowship Hall onboard Support Site. Our middle school small groups meet Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; our high school small groups meet Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and our middle/high school weekly service meets Thursdays from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. For details email Garry at or visit or call DSN 629-4603.

ITALIAN NEWS BRIEFS streets and each contrada is represented by a donkey chosen at random by a commission with support from veterinarians and under the supervision of the event’s organizing Spring Days Presents Rare Site Seeing body. Donkeys' health is continually checked Opportunities by veterinarians and regulations provide More than 1,000 sites that are usually strict penalties for jockeys who injure them closed to visitors will open their doors this during the run. After four rounds, the comweekend to celebrate the 27th edition of petition ends and the year’s banner is “Spring Days”. The Italian Environmental awarded to the winning district. The event Fund (FAI) is holding this initiative to offer tourists and locals a glimpse of Italy’s hidden is preceded by a banquet and a historic procession led by drummers and flag throwers, gems. Sites will include religious sites, featuring around 700 people in 17th century palaces and villas, parks and gardens, arattire. chaeological sites, bell towers, libraries and castles across towns and regions. Foreign guides will offer tours in multiple languages, Restoring the Past With Lasers An Italian company donated a machine that from English to Russian alongside 40,000 safely removes graffiti to a team of volunItalian volunteers. In Naples, visitors will teers that aims to clean up Italy’s famous fahave the chance to explore Virgil's tomb or cades. In Florence, the non-profit Angels of the seaside residence of the Italian presiBeauty volunteers are working to restore the dent, Villa Rosebery. A full list of sites and past by erasing and removing graffiti from opening times are on the FAI’s website ( Entry in all cases is ancient buildings using a specialized optical fiber laser system called the Laser Blaster. free, but visitors are encouraged to make a Chemicals and scrubbing to remove graffiti voluntary donation of at least €3. can damage the surface, but the laser safely cleans marble and other surfaces. This sysDonkey Race Brings Tuscan tem has been used to restore some famous Villages Together monuments like the Leaning Tower of Pisa One of the most remarkable event held in the Valdichiana region of Tuscany in spring and the Palace of Versailles. is the donkey race in honor of Saint Joseph. Millions in Counterfeit Bills Leads to Since 1966, the Palio dei Somari (donkeys) takes place on the first Sunday after March Two Arrests In an underground printing workshop near 19th. Every year, the medieval village of Naples, police found 36 million euros in Torrita di Siena holds the race that draws many tourists. The village has eight historic counterfeit banknotes. They arrested two neighborhoods, known as contrade, who bat- people who were caught printing 50-euro banknotes. According to police, the fake bantle it out for first place. Each district knotes were practically undetectable. proudly displays its flags throughout the COMPILED BY TERESA MEROLA NSA NAPLES PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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. 340-973-3324 or visit or Facebook at VFW Post 12159Monte Cassino (username: @NaplesVFW). USO Naples is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a difference in the community through special events and outreach. If interested, email USO Naples and Rome Director, Sabrina Pullido at Naples Military Hog Chapter Seeking New Members Attention Motorcycle Riders: The Naples Military Hog Chapter invites you to see the wonders of Italy and beyond the borders on two wheels with friends and there are no better friends than the Naples Military Hog Chapter, we are a family friendly organization that offers plenty for everyone. No matter what you ride the NMHC offers the opportunity to meet other chapters throughout Europe, attend rallies for all makes/models and enjoy time with likeminded people. So whether you ride a sport bike, Triumph, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki or Harley come to a monthly meeting and see if these adventures are for you. The riding season is opening and the summers rallies, rides and events are being discussed. If you’re in the support site food court stop by the Military Auto Source Office, our sponsoring dealer, for more information on both the Chapter and your opportunity to explore Europe on two wheels. LIKE US ON FACE BOOK at Naples Military Hog Chapter and one of the primary officers will reach out to you. You can also contact the membership officer Kevin Johnson or the Director Jay Alhambra.

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On March 7, 1994, the first women to serve aboard a U.S. combatant ship received their assignments from the Navy. According to the commander of Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), the women’s arrival on the ship on and after 10 March “produced relentless media interest that continued throughout the year." In fact, Eisenhower accommodated more than 300 media visits that year ─ all squeezed into the short intervals between combat missions. Eisenhower’s crew of women and men participated in the key operations of 1994: Uphold Democracy, in the Caribbean; Southern Watch, in the Arabian Gulf; and Deny Flight, Provide Promise, and Sharp Guard, in the Mediterranean. Although Eisenhower accommodated many firsts in 1994, including the first female chaplain, there was nothing new about women in battle and in the line of fire. In the American Revolution, Molly Pitcher fired artillery at the British before being wounded and subsequently decorated for her heroism. In 1862, four nuns and five African-American nurses cared for patients on Red Rover, the Navy’s first hospital ship. Thousands more women came under fire as nurses in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in the Spanish-American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. What changed in the early 1990s were the rules around women and combat, which resulted in unprecedented opportunities for female Soldiers, Sailors, pilots, and medics. The First Gulf War It was women’s involvement in the First Gulf War that ultimately caused civilian and military leaders to rethink

the ban on women in combat roles. According to military historian Rosemary Skaine, the exclusion of women from combat roles became insupportable when Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm “exposed 41,000 servicewomen to hostile fire.” News stories, photographs, and film footage accustomed the American public to the sight of women in combat gear and armed with 9mm hand guns and M-16 rifles. The Today Show covered the story of Rhonda Cornum and Melissa Rathbun-Nealy having been taken as POWs as if it had been a first in U.S. history when, in fact, women had been prisoners of enemy forces many times before, perhaps most notably in the Pacific during World War II. Yet the media attention on women’s forward roles in the First Gulf War cast a floodlight on their exposure to all the dangers that their male counterparts faced. In response to women’s new visibility in war, the President’s Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces convened in 1991 in order to “assess the laws and policies restricting the assignment of female service members.” At the same time, Congress repealed the law banning women from serving aboard aircraft engaged in combat missions. This move created a problem in immediate need of a solution: in theory, women could now fly combat missions from combatant aircraft carriers but might not be allowed permanent billets there. The Repeal of 10 USC 6015 In the spring of 1993, President Clinton’s Secretary of Defense Les Aspin called on Congress to repeal 10 USC 6015, the law barring women from combatant ships, and di-

rected the Navy to make preparations for mixed-sex crews. This direction came at the end of a long debate within the Navy and other branches about the meaning of “combat.” In 1988, the Department of Defense had issued its Risk Rule, which, among other things, barred women from situations in which there might be risk of hostile fire, capture, or direct combat. But by early 1990, with the First Gulf War subjecting female service members to all but the last, direct combat, the Risk Rule made little sense. In that year, the Navy Women’s Study Group began the process of trying to revise the Risk Rule to reflect the new ambiguities of battle. According to Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, the inclusion of women on combatant ships made perfect sense: It was, in his words, “the logical progression after 50 years of service by Navy women.” And so, on November 30, 1993, Congress repealed 10 USC 6015. Just a few months later, Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomed the first cadre of women aboard a combatant vessel. Equality on Board Lieutenant Deborah Davis, MC, USNR, saw firsthand how the Navy went about retrofitting ships for women. “It was usually a matter of putting a few separations in place,” she explains, “partitioning an area or two off from the male crews’ quarters, and making sure people could still get where they needed to go in the ship.” In practice, however, the gender integration of the Navy produced the same tensions and conflicts as in the other branches of the military and in civilian society more generally. The process of opening combatant ships to women coincided

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN–69), is backed from the pier with the aid of the yard tug boat Anoka (YTB-810), October 20, 1994. This six-month deployment to the Mediterranean is the first with female Sailors onboard a combatant ship. National Archives photo

with a national discussion about sexual harassment and assault, exemplified by the Anita Hill testimony and the Tailhook investigation of the early 1990s. In response to the latter, CNO Admiral Frank Kelso implemented the first fleet-wide educational programs to address sexual harassment and assault, in 1992. The following year, Lieutenant Darlene Iskra obtained the distinction of being the first woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, Opportune (ARS-41), a noncombatant vessel. This breakthrough helped clear the way for Captain Michelle Howard to become the first female commanding officer of a combatant vessel, Rushmore (LSD-47), in 1999. Howard retired in 2017 as an admiral. The opening of combatant ships to Navy servicewomen has created new opportunities for women to attain distinction in battle. Female aviators now fly strike missions from carriers. Female submariners now launch ballistic missiles from under the waves. Female medics now treat thousands of Sailors from one war zone to the next. These servicewomen

Navy Counselor 1st Class (NC1) Cheryl Ann Cassarella is shown working at her desk at Naval Station Rota where she is the command career counselor, March 10, 1994. Petty Officer Cassarella has received orders to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). She will become one of 59 other Navy women who will break new ground as they embark onboard Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first Navy women permanently assigned to a combatant warship. National Archives photo

are pioneers, to be sure, but they are also heirs to a long tradition of female involvement in history’s most dangerous battles, from the American Revolution to the War on Terror.

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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

NMCRS Kicks Off Active Duty Fund Drive Capt. Todd Abrahamson, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, delivers remarks during the kickoff of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) annual Active Duty Fund Drive aboard NSA Naples, March 19. The annual Active Duty Fund Drive has two primary purposes: to raise awareness among active duty Sailors and Marines about the programs and services available to them from the NMCRS, and to raise funds to support the NMCRS. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams

Meeting Director Michele Diomà

ENERGY CONSERVATION Energy Efficient Computer Use From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

If you wonder when you should turn off your personal computer (PC) for energy savings, here are some general guidelines to help you make that decision: Though there is a small surge in energy when a computer starts up, this small amount of energy is still less than the energy used when a computer is running for long periods of time.

By Sophia Adams NSA Naples Middle High School Student

When I signed up for an Italian course this year, I never expected it to lead me to a celebrity encounter. My class, along with a few of the drama, English, and career practicum classes at Naples High School, was lucky enough to meet with successful Italian director Michele Diomà, March 11. Diomà started by telling us about his work with celebrated directors Dario Fo and James Ivory through his company, New York Neorealism Factory. He worked his way into the field one film at a time, defying the wishes of his accountant father, to start making movies as a

● Mar. 22: Portable Careers, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 22: Credit Management, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 25-26: Accessing Higher Education, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 25: Stress Reduction & Relaxation, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 26: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (3 of 3 sessions). ● Mar. 26: Community Individual Augmentee Support Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 27: Pasta Cooking Class, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carpool – Meet at TLA lobby. ● Mar. 27-28: Million Dollar Sailor, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at Navy College Room G044 onboard Capodichino. ● Mar. 27: Volunteer Orientation, noon, to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 28: USA Jobs 101 at Gaeta, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 28: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● Mar. 29: Averno Lake Trip, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carpool – Meet outside Garage by main gate onboard Capodichino. ● Mar. 29: Thrift Savings Plan, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Support Site FFSC. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

Students of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Middle High School had the opportunity to ask questions to Neapolitan movie director Michele Diomà, March 11. During the meeting, students found out how Diomà got his start in the film industry and learned about the moviemaking process. Photo by Dennis Daley

student in Paris. Mr. Diomà was also kind enough to answer questions from the students, about his favorite movie (Citizen Kane), how long he knew he wanted to be a director (since he was a child), and which directors inspired his career (Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese). Diomà also briefly shared about his upcoming project, Dance Again With Me Heywood! “We are so grateful that Mr. Diomà came to visit us,” Said one of the AP Italian

students. “I learned a lot about the movie-making process and I can’t wait to see his new film!” Throughout the presentation Mr. Diomà was patient and thoughtful, and repeatedly apologized for his English. The students were more than happy to hear from him, and we all thank Ms. Pennasilico, the Italian teacher, for setting up the meeting. Lastly, we wish Mr. Diomà luck with all his future projects and we can’t wait to see them!

For energy savings and convenience, consider the following guideline, if you are: ● In the office, please turn off the monitor if you aren’t going to use your PC for more than 20 minutes. ● At home, please turn off both the CPU and monitor if you’re not going to use your PC for more than two hours. Make sure your monitors, printers, and other accessories are on a power strip/surge protector. For no mission essential equipment, turn off the switch on the power strip to prevent them from drawing power even when shut off. If you don’t use a power strip, unplug no mission essential equipment when it’s not in use. Note that screen savers are not energy savers. Using a screen saver may in fact use more energy than not using one, and the power-down feature may not work if you have a screen saver activated. In fact, modern LCD color monitors do not need screen savers at all. For more tips on Energy Conservation call Gennaro Gargiulo or Electrician 2nd Class Marvin J. Hernandez at DSN 626-1895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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Lt. Brittany Keith “I always wanted to be a Sailor. I grew up on the water, I was born on the 4th of July and I’m very patriotic, and I love serving my country.”

LSSN Michaela Hubbard “I like working with the local nationals. They teach me a lot and they boost morale.”

MC3 Logan Keown “I like that we have so many opportunities as Sailors– tuition assistance, recreation, etc. All we have to do is take advantage of it.”

PSSN Brittany Ehret “I like having the opportunity to travel and meet new people.”

RP1 Micchicco Hunter “I like that I’m able to connect and network with other Sailors from different walks of life and different backgrounds, and how we work together to accomplish the mission.”

Keel Laid on Future USS Bougainville From Team Ships Public Affairs

The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Pascagoula shipyard, March 14. The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, authenticated the keel by welding her initials into the keel plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, with today’s advanced modular shipbuilding, the keel laying ceremony now recognizes the joining together of a ship’s components and is a major milestone in the ship’s construction. Fabrication of Bougainville began in October 2018. “We are honored to have Ellyn Dunford with us today to commemorate this milestone,” said Tom Rivers, Amphibious Warfare program manager, PEO Ships. “The production team has made steady progress and we look forward to bringing the next generation of amphibious capabilities to the Navy and

Marine Corps warfighters.” The future USS Bougainville is the third ship of the America (LHA 6) class of amphibious assault ships built to facilitate forward presence and power projection. LHA 8 is the first Flight I ship of the America class with a reincorporated well deck to increase operational flexibility while maximizing the aviation capability inherent on the Flight 0 ships, USS America and the future USS Tripoli. Designed to support the Marine Corps tenets of Operational Maneuver from the Sea and Ship to Objective Maneuver, America class ships are capable of rapid combat power buildup ashore The America class accommodates the Marine Corps' Air Combat Element including F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and MV-22 Osprey, essential to maintaining power projection, air superiority, and theater logistics. HII's Pascagoula shipyard is also currently in production on Tripoli (LHA 7), the guided missile destroyers Delbert D.

Ingalls Shipbuilding welder Cedric Harman welds Ship Sponsor Ellyn Dunford's initials into a steel plate during the keel authentication ceremony of the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard March 14. LHA-8 is the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 during which allies secured a strategic airfield from Japan. Success at Bougainville isolated all Japanese forces left in the Solomons. Photo by Samantha Crane

Black (DDG 119), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), and amphibious transport dock ships, Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) and Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). The shipyard is also

under contract for six Flight III Arleigh Burke class destroyers awarded as part of the FY18-22 multiyear procurement. As one of the Defense Department's largest acquisition

organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, boats and craft.

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-5684788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. Animals Without Limits (AWL) is searching for volunteers who want to help at our Animal Hospice in Lago Patria. We also need volunteers for different projects on the Support Site base. For details email or The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all active-duty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (next to the gym and American Red Cross), and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call DSN 6263913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. Naples Tiger Sharks swimmer Savannah Skrypek , swims in the 50m Butterfly at the European Forces Swim League short distance championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, March 2. Approximately 500 swimmers from 16 teams participated in the event in which the Tiger Sharks placed 3rd. Photo by Jason Markvart


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She reiterated how proud she was of what the team had accomplished this season and that she will miss everyone dearly. Throughout the day (s) parents could be heard in the bleachers cheering for their children in the spirited and festive ambiance coming from the Naples Tiger Sharks assigned seating area. Melissa Roster, whose daughter Kenzie was swimming at the event for the first time’ described the experience with the following words: “Passion, drive, ambition, teamwork, support, community and many more! Swimmers swam their heart out to get to champs and it showed in the water! What an unforgettable experience not only for the swimmers but also friends and family attending”. She concluded by adding that “watching the swimmers walk together in the opening parade really defined the Naples Tiger Sharks as a family, not just a swim team”. For Jill de Castro and her Children Ben and Annie, who were attending their third and last Championships, the occasion served as closure and she equated the Naples Tiger Sharks as an “extension of (her) family during (her) time here in Naples” emphasizing how much they have “enjoyed touring Europe pool by pool and especially in this beautiful facility competing against the

best swimmers in the EFSL”. Ultimately, performance was far from lacking throughout the meet with many athletes dropping time in the double digits, receiving ribbons or placing on the podium with a medal in their respective age groups. In addition to individual stroke events, awards for the top three pentathletes were given to the most versatile swimmers in their categories and age groups, including a substantial number of swimmers from the Naples Tiger Sharks. Chris Roll, the newly elected Naples Tiger Sharks Head Coach, praised his team for their “dedication and hard work put forth this season” calling it “unprecedented”. He congratulated the swimmers on their time drops and swimming their best races of the season. Although the 2018-19 is over Chris’s job is far from over as the 2019-20 season picks up on March 25 with spring training followed by Summer Swim in July, which usually marks the formation of the team for the next season. One thing is certain: with a reputation to preserve, the Naples Tiger Sharks will continue to amaze us with great performances and outstanding sportsmanship. For more information about the Naples Tiger Sharks, please email You can also find us on the web at or on Facebook @naplestigersharks.

The Naples Middle High School Music Boosters Is your Naples Middle High School student in Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Flag Team? If so, then he / she benefits from NMHS Music Boosters. We are a growing organization that ensures all Naples Middle High School music programs continue performing at the highest levels. Help support Music Boosters with your yearly family membership of $25 (other membership levels also available). Volunteers are continuously needed to assist with several projects. For details email or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook. The Naples Middle High School PTSA is looking for volunteers to help provide information, resources and events that strengthen the connections between students, parents, the school and the community. A yearly membership is $10 and joining is a great way to get involved, meet the teachers, other parents and your child’s friends. For details email NaplesPTSAteam@ or Naples Middle High School PTSA on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details email or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; or https://www. Girl Scouts Overseas Naples is excited to support young leaders in action. We are much more than cookies; we show girls how to contribute positively in this world. From arts and crafts to camping trips and more Naples Girl Scouts wants girls to be have fun learning. For details visit or USA Girl Scouts - Naples, Italy on Facebook. Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Naples Chapter meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the NSA Naples Chiefs Mess, near the quarterdeck in Admin I. CSADD’s mission is to create a culture in which our shipmates are helping shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision-making. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. Naples Area First Class Petty Officer’s Association is composed of First Class Petty Officers from different rates with one mission: To enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week on Wednesdays, alternating between Support Site and Capodichino. For details visit or call LS1 Victor Villarmea at DSN 626-5480. Alcoholics Anonymous hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339267-7075 or visit countries/italy.htm. Harry S Truman Lodge No. 649 meets every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704-9607 or email or visit

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, March 22 5:30 p.m. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG 6:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Miss Bala, PG-13 9 p.m. Happy Death Day 2U PG-13 Saturday, March 23 3 p.m. LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, PG 4 p.m. Wonder Park, PG 5:30 p.m. Alita: Battle Angel, PG-13 6:30 p.m. Isn't It Romantic, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 9 p.m. What Men Want, R Sunday, March 24 3 p.m. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG 4 p.m. Wonder Park, PG 6 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 7 p.m. Happy Death Day 2U, PG-13 Monday, March 25 Closed, No Movie Tuesday, March 26 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, March 27 5:30 p.m. Wonder Park, PG 6:30 p.m. Miss Bala, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Captain Marvel, PG-13 Thursday, March 28 5:30 p.m. Isn't It Romantic, PG-13 6:30 p.m. LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, PG 7:30 p.m. What Men Want, R

Alita: Battle Angel PG-13, Action-Adventure-Romance, 122 min. Cast: Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Eiza Gonzlez, Jennifer Connelly and Lana Condor. Action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world. Captain Marvel PG-13, Action-Adventure-SciFi, 124 min. Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace and Mckenna Grace. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Happy Death Day 2U Premiere PG13, Drama-Horror-Mystery, 100

min. Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews and Phi Vu. Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

min. Cast: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra and Betty Gilpin. A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World PG, Animation-Action-Adventure, 104 min. Cast: Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington and Jonah Hill. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Last Showing PG, Animation-Action-Adventure, 100 min. Cast: Jason Momoa, Alison Brie and Chris Pratt. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Isn't It Romantic PG-13, Comedy-Fantasy-Romance, 88

Miss Bala Last Showing PG-13, Action-Drama-Thriller, 104 min. Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Vivian Chan, Barbarella Pardo and Cristina Rodlo. Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanishlanguage film. What Men Want R, Comedy-Fantasy-Romance, 117 min. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz and Chris Witaske. A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. Wonder Park PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 85 min. Cast: Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson and Mila Kunis. Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

If you have been sexually assaulted or need to speak with a S.A.P.R. victim advocate, call 335-640-6621 24/7 for information and support. The DoD Safe Helpline can be reached toll-free at 001-877-995-5247.


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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 333-7049607 or email or visit Women, Infants, Children (Wic) Overseas Program is offered at NSA Naples. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant or child under the age of five may qualify for the program. WIC Overseas is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious supplemental foods. For deails call 081-811-4962. The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officer Association meets every other Tuesday in the Capodichino Theater at noon to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For details, call OS2 Joseph Cavallaro at DSN 626-4545 or email or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 6262871or Filipino-American Association of Naples, Italy meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details call Ely Santos at Comm. 081-811-4648 or DSN 629-4648 or visit Fil-Am Naples on Facebook.

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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. 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. Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email 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. 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 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. Naples Area Nurses Association (NANA) is an organization of nurses that work together to fundraise, participate in social events, and provide support throughout the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples and NSA Naples community. For details email Lt. Cmdr. Rhys Parker at The Welfare & Recreation Association is available to meet associates every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at two locations: the first floor of Bldg. 450 upstairs from Capo Landing; and the Community Center onboard Support Site. For details visit The Knights Of Columbus, San Gennaro Council 14853, meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the Support Site Chapel Offices. For details email Dana Eberlin at kofcnaples

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. 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 081568-1749. Educational & Developmental Intervention Service Screenings Now Available Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. Latinos Unidos Welcomes New Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For details email or call 334-6771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. or call 081-811-5554. Cub Scout Pack 007 Does your son enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes, swimming and camping? The Naples Cub Scouts is an active program that is open to boys between kindergarten and fifth grade. Meetings and activities are three times per month. Boys can earn their way through the ranks of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scout. For details email or visit the Facebook Page: Naples Cub Scouts Pack 007.

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He noted the world situation when he became chairman in 2015. At that time, Dunford made news by saying that Russia was an existential threat to the United States. He further contrasted strategy from 1998 to today. The chairman attended the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, beginning in 1998. He went back to the school to speak last year and dusted off the U.S. strategy from his time there. “There was no mention of China in our National Security Strategy in 1998,” he said. “No mention of violent extremism except for the potential nexus between violent extremism and weapons of mass destruction. And Russia — we were in a dialogue between NATO and Russia so there was no threat.” Changing Times The 1990s were a period where the U.S. ability to project military power where and when it was necessary was uncontested, Dunford said. The United States taking the fight to alQaida in Afghanistan in 2001 was a demonstration of that ability. “The 1990s was a time

when we, as an alliance, had no peer competitor and no hot breath on the back of our neck from a competition perspective,” he said. “When I look back on the 1990s, it’s impossible to overstate how insidious it was not to have a competitor and not to have a competitive mindset. “When it came to things like assessments, when it came to things like capability development, when it came to things like strategic thinking we … were not at the top of our game,” he continued. “In many cases, we were focussed on failed and failing states, peacekeeping operations.” It is different today, after years of war in Afghanistan, Iraq and countering terrorists in Africa and Asia. “In 1998, the competitive advantage was decisive,” he said. “I still believe we have a competitive advantage, but the margin of our competitive advantage is significantly changed. In my judgment, what that means is we got to be cleareyed about our strategy, which is the foundational element in which all of our activity should take place.” National Defense Strategy The United State promulgated a National Defense Strategy last year which recognizes the shift in the

strategic landscape. Great power competition has returned and American strategy concentrates on countering the capabilities of Russia and China. Still, the United States must address Iran, North Korea and violent extremism. Strategy is “not just a document to put on the shelf,” Dunford said. “It is not just a document to answer the mail. It should be the best military thinking we can offer about the strategic environment in which we find ourselves. And it should be the document that is the basis for all that we do as an alliance.” When the chairman talks to Congress he speaks about the significant progress the alliance has made since 2015 — “from the organizational construct that addresses logistics to the maritime element to the readiness initiative to the focus on what it is we should be prepared for as an alliance. I think we get good grades in that evolution.” Change is Needed The grades are less stellar in updating operational concepts to reflect the current environment and in setting the conditions to integrate combat power to deter or win, Dunford said.


Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to military representatives from NATO on the River Entrance steps at the Pentagon, March 13, 2019. Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

“If we don’t up our game in terms of our operational concepts, and we don’t more coherently think about the path of capability development, we are not going to be where we need to be,” he said. “What I can say with confidence is the 29 nations of NATO -- politically, economically and militarily — how would anyone look at that and think they could come up on the upside?” At the end of a full day, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva spoke to the committee members. “What's encouraging to me is to watch the adaptation that's going on around the acknowledgment that most of the threats that each of us face are not regional, but global, and that if we don't answer them as global prob-

lem sets then we're only looking at a small part of the challenge,” he said. “I'm so encouraged at the work that the alliance is doing of looking at a long term strategy to articulate the things that are important to the alliance, the things that are important collectively to each and all of us, because it is together that we present strength in the face of those challenges,” Selva said. NATO is unique in that the alliance is a political and military framework that sets the conditions to maintain a rules-based order from which all nations benefited since World War II. “That coherent collective action should not be something we take for granted,” Dunford said. “It is the envy of the rest of the world.”


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JOBS CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (CHR) Customer service hours are: ● Monday through Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ● Thursday: 12:15 to 3 p.m. ● Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service operation hours for the following services are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m.: ● ID/CAC Cards (DD1172-2) ● Work Certificates

U.S. POSITIONS USAJOBS WEBSITE: IMPORTANT NOTICE: USAJOBS has implemented a new sign-in method using This method increases the security of the USAJOBS system and allows individuals to use a single sign in for multiple government systems. Applicants, who have not created a account yet will be prompted to create one upon signing into USAJOBS All Department of Navy overseas US civilian positions aboard Naples and Gaeta commuting area will be posted on USAJOBS website. Not familiar with USAJOBS? Get started by creating an account at Once registered, you may customize your job searches, set up job alerts and store your resume and other essential employment documents online and be ready to apply for a job anytime. Already have an account on USAJOBS but have questions about applying for overseas positions, contact the DON Employee Intake Center for assistance at The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship is required.

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS To find out what positions are currently open call our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted at The Civilian Human Resources (CHR) located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thusday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: regions/cnreurafswa/about/ job_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the Security Pass and ID Office at Gricignano, Support Site, or at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR), Capodichino, Naples. The CHR Office must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement.

CLOSING Apr. 04, 2019 Facility Operations Specialist, Ua-1640-02, ANN# 44308-214931-PG, Full Time Temporary If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-5685409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the CHR services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, a CHR Representative is available for the bi-weekly “Meet & Greet” at the NSA, Support Site Base, Navy Exchange Food Court area from 8-9 a.m. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the CHR representative is unable to provide you a response, he/she will bring the question back to the CHR office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next “Meet & Greet” is to be determined.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: regions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_openings.html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081-5684164/2505/5612/8202. The applications may be emailed to NSA Food Service Worker, NA7408-02, ANN#19-055R6 flexible, 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: Apr. 01, 2019 Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#19-044R6, Flexible, This position is for multiple Recreation Aid vacancies located at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department in NSA Naples & Carney Park U.S. Navy Region, Europe, Africa & Southwest Asia. Facilities needing Recreation Aids: Bowling, Community Events, Golf course, Fitness, Liberty, Outdoor Recreation, Park, Ticket and Tours, and Theater. Closing date: Apr. 09, 2019 Teen Employment Program, NF-0189-01, Seasonal positions, Multiple Flexible, MWR, Naples, Italy. Job Summary: Responsible for providing assistance in the oversight of activities and necessary services to authorized patrons, including general information on the use of facilities and equipment. Must be between 14-18 years of age. Closing date: May 03, 2019 Lifeguard, NF-0189-01, Seasonal positions, Multiple Flexible, Aquatics Division, MWR Support Site & Carney Park Pool. Job Summary: Works as safeguards and supervises swimmers and bathers in pool area. Must be 16 and older and obtain required lifeguarding certifications. Closing date: May 03, 2019

NEX U.S. NAF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Bldg. 2091-B Call DSN 629-4774 or Comm. 081-813-5252/ 5253/5254 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a current list of U.S. vacancies and the on-line application visit: – To assist your job search go directly to the location field, open the drop down menu and click on Italy, then click on SEARCH FOR JOBS button. You will see all the jobs in Italy (mostly Naples area); just make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above. GAETA MINIMART Ann#180003AS Sales Clerk/MM/NF-01/FLEX. Open until filled. Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers by exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Must be 18 or older to apply.

LOCAL NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Ann#I-04-19 Operations Clerk/EW-06. Closes: March 29, 2019. Full-Time Temporary (40 HRS PER WK). Anticipated Length of Contract: May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019. Job Summary: Performs a variety of duties in connection with the accounting and control of retail/services operations. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak fluently in both English and Italian. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Submit Resume/ C.V. to Naples.HR@NEXWEB.ORG by COB March 29, 2019

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Naples Tiger Sharks Seeking Coaches The Naples Tiger Sharks swim team is looking for group coaches to assist with the coaching of swimmers for the 2019-2020 season. Qualified candidates will be able to create thorough, age-appropriate workouts focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development and

drills; Lead structured practices during practices; Help record all work-outs and track daily attendance; Assist with administrative matters relating to the team, swim meet arrangements and team performance as well as interaction with parents; Assist in recording times at swim meets; Attend swim team events such as meets, meetings, and social events; Engage parents and cultivate relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment. Recommended qualifications include: 2-plus years’ experience as a competitive swimmer; 2-plus years of coaching experience; USA Swimming Coach or ASCA Level 1 certification (or willing to obtain certificate); must have a strong foundation in stroke mechanics and be able to communicate effectively with swimmers and their parents; enthusiastic, dynamic presence with good communication skills; other certifications including: CPR, AED, Basic First Aid (or willing to obtain certificate). For details email Head Coach Lisa Kanak at or team president at or visit @naplestigersharks at Facebook or NSA Chapel is seeking Protestant Director of Religious Education NSA Naples Chapel is seeking a Protestant Director of Religious Education. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for providing a total Protestant religious education program: Levels pre-K through adult. Candidates must be active participants in the NSA Chapel, demonstrate spiritual maturity, and have training and experience in religious education and management. This is a 25 hour/week contract position. For details email Chaplain Tiongson at

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Apr. 6: Gaeta Spring Fling at Olde Mill Inn Park Come out and enjoy the springtime weather at one of the most exciting Gaeta community events! The Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, face painting, arts and crafts and more. For details call DSN 629-8357 or Comm. 081-811-8357. Apr. 20: Easter Eggstravaganza at Carney Park The Eggstravaganza be held April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carney Park. Bunny assistant volunteers are needed for this fun annual event to help set up / break down, distribute candy, and more. If your NSA Naplesrecognized private organization needs to raise money, your group can register as a food vendor. Sign up soon as space is limited. For details call MWR Community Recreation at DSN 6294459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Apr. 23-24: American Red Cross Instructor CPR/AED/First Aid Class In the spirit of preparedness, the American Red Cross is offering a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course to members of the Naples community. For details contact Naples@ or call DSN 626-4788. May 3: Armed Forces Olympics (25th anniversary) at Carney Park Participate in a day of camaraderie by joining the Armed Forces Olympics on May 3. Register and submit your team by April 18. Command Representation coaches meetings will be held on Tuesdays, April 16 and 30, 24 p.m. at the Fitness Forum 2nd floor, on Support Site and on Thursday, April 18, Noon-1 p.m. at the Fit Zone, Capodichino. For details DSN 6296528 or Comm. 081-811-6528. Now-Mar. 28: Ship Shape with USNH Naples Get ready, get fit, get healthy with Ship Shape a six-series course that consists of lecture material followed by an instructor-led exercise session hosted by U.S. Naval Hospital Naples. Sessions will be held now through March 28 on the following days and locations: Each Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Capodichino Clinic; and each Thursday at 3 p.m. at USNH Naples. Course content includes workshops on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification to assist you in reaching your wellness goals. For registration or details call Health Promotion and Wellness at DSN 629-6305 or 626-5977. Now-Mar. 29: NOSC Scholarships are Open for Applications NOSC Scholarships are available to high school seniors, spouses and high school graduated dependents residing

MORE BASE NOTES in the Naples area. For details visit or email or call DSN 629-7313. Now-Apr. 1: Registration extended for Youth Baseball, Softball and Teeball Registration for Youth Baseball, Softball and Teeball has been extended. Register your child(ren) for Youth Sports & Fitness Spring Season by April 1. Teeball is available to ages 35, while Baseball and Softball are available to ages 6-18. Register at the School-Age Care center on Support Site, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit or call DSN 6294725 or Comm. 081-811-4725. Now-Apr. 15: Pre-registration for NSA Muscle & Fitness Show Register by April 15 for the NSA Muscle & Fitness Show for a discounted rate. The show will be held June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Village Forum Courtyard. There are two Women’s Categories: Figure and Physique, and two Men’s Categories: Bodybuilding and Physique. For details call DSN 626-6489 or Comm. 081-568-6489. Now-June 15: Free Tax Filing with VITA Center Services The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will assist servicemembers, DoD employees, retirees and their families until June 15. VITA Volunteers will provide free assistance in filing your returns both at the Capodichino Library and Support Site at the Fleet and Family Center. The service is by appointment only. For details or registration email eurafswa_civlaw@ or call DSN 626-4576 or Comm. 081-5684576 Non-Active Duty Leisure Travel Are you a Family Member with upcoming travel arrangements? Do you have questions concerning vaccine recommendations and area specific Traveler's Health precautions? No Problem! Follow these simple steps and you'll be good to go! 1) Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for Traveler's Health Information ( Choose your destination and read the suggested traveler's health information. This ranges from vaccine suggestions to disease precautions and post trip medical advice. 2) If after using the CDC Traveler's Health resource you have further questions, please email inquiries pertaining to travel to Make an appointment to see your provider, or see our Travel Medicine Clinic. 3) Travel Medicine Walk-In Hours. Naval Hospital Naples, the Public Health Directorate Front Desk located on the 1st Floor can assist you from 0800-1130 and 12301600 on Wednesdays. USNH Naples Physical Therapy Accepting New Active Duty Patients Only Effective immediately, the Physical Therapy Clinic at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will begin to refer new non-active duty patients to the Italian care network due to a shortage in provider staffing. Active duty service members will not be affected by this change. This is a temporary measure and the Physical Therapy Clinic will revert to normal practices once full staffing is restored. Individuals seeking physical therapy should continue to register through the Support Site Physical Therapy front desk. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage all current and/or prospective physical therapy patients to call DSN 629-6183 or Comm. 081-811-6183 with any questions or concerns. NSA Traffic Safety Notes Welcome to March. This is known as the crazy month when it comes to the weather. You can wake up to sunshine in the morning and hit all four seasons by evening. Be prepared for quick changing weather patterns and drive appropriate for road conditions. There are no roads in the commuting area where the speed limit is more than 100km or 60mph. The majority of the roads you use to get to and from work are 30 – 90 kph or 20-55 mph. Warmer weather means more people are out on bicycles/skateboards and kick boards throughout the support site. Be mindful! Some children (and adults), do not look before entering the street from parking areas or sidewalks (even when walking or running). Always be prepared to prevent an accident to your front by being vigilant. Slow your speeds down. The speed limit on base is between 5mph in parking lots to 15 to 20 mph depending on the road location. No drinking and driving! This cannot be stressed enough. We have had 4 DUI’s since the 1st of October. Remember that the legal limit in Europe is .05%. That extra drink you consumed in the states and remained under .08 is one too many here. Wine is present at most all dinners and you may not know the exact alcohol content. Italy is becoming a craft beer nation and the percentage of alcohol is greater than normal domestic beers. It is not worth the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident which could result in your being


placed in the Italian court system or to being stopped on base for a command authorized check point and losing your driving privileges. Most of all, it is not worth the risk of injuring or even killing someone. Finally, the dreaded parking garage and the need to do the wrong thing for that golden parking space: drive in the correct direction when driving on all levels of the parking garage, there are do not enter signs, one way arrow signs, stop signs, and arrows painted on the ground to assist you. Do not be that one that strikes a pedestrian or another vehicle because you failed to do the right thing. NMCRS New Office Hours and Thrift Store Hours The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s office hours have changed. The new office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Additionally, the NMCRS Thrift Store at Support Site has reopened as of March 5. Thrift Store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. For details email NMCRS Relief Services Assistant Zoe Peck at or call DSN 6263913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. Security Training Exercises NSA Naples Security Department will be conducting ongoing Security Training Exercises every Tuesday. Be aware that training may affect traffic times entering or departing the installations. You may observe role players at or around the entry control points or perimeters of the installation. This reminder is to ensure no one is caught off guard or frightened by required training. However, if you see something suspicious or out of place, please do not hesitate and immediately report the incident to NSA Dispatch at DSN 626-5638 or Comm. 081-568-5638. For details about the training exercises call Security Training Division at DSN 629-4453 or Comm. 081-811-4453. ReNuLife Weight Management and Wellness Program U.S. Naval Hospital Naples is proud to offer an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to weight loss. ReNuLife is a nutrition transformation process. We have reviewed the science and collaborated across multiple health disciplines to bring the Naples community this opportunity. This 12-week program includes fun and practical ways to transform nutrition and improve overall health. No weight-loss supplements, pills, powders or gimmicks. This program has appointments available at Support Site and Capodichino. For details email usn.naples.navhospnaplesit.list.nhna or call DSN 626-5977/6807 or Comm. 081811-5977/6807.


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Modern Navigation on the High Seas and at Home From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Global Positioning System (GPS) lets us know where we are (and where we are going) anywhere on Earth. For thousands of years, humans found their way by looking to the sky, and then during the past few hundred years by using a compass. Sailors used the constellations, sun, and moon to navigate to distant shores. Today, all that’s needed is a device called a GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and it lets us know where we are and where we are going anywhere on Earth. We still need objects in the sky to know where we are and how we get to other places, but now we use satellites instead of stars. Over 30 GPS navigation satellites are whizzing around the world, orbiting at an altitude of 12,000 miles, to help us find our way. GPS is a three-part system: satellites,

ground stations and receivers. Satellites act like the stars in constellations – we know where they are supposed to be at any given time. The ground stations monitor and control the satellites, and they help determine their locations – both where they were and where they are forecast to be. A receiver, like you might find in your phone or in your car, is constantly listening for signals from these satellites, which can be used like a giant tape measure between the receiver and satellites. Once your receiver calculates its distance from four or more satellites, it knows exactly where you are. Within seconds, from thousands of miles up in space, your location on the ground can be determined with incredible precision, often within a few yards of your actual location. Many high-tech receivers can figure out where you are to within a fraction of an inch.

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

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Mar. 30: Sant’Agata dei Goti with Wine Tasting Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Mar. 31: Hiking the Path of Gods . . . . . . . . . . . . . €43 Apr. 6: Sorrento and Amalfi by Land & Sea . . . . €54 Apr. 7: A Day in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €35 Apr. 12: Wine & Dine in a Cave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Apr. 13: Positano & Amalfi by Boat . . . . . . . . . . . €64 Apr. 14: A Day in Sorrento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €20 Wine tasting tours are for adults only

EXTENDED TOURS Apr. 9-13: Apr. 13-14: Apr 20-21: May 11-12: May 24-27: July 4-7:

Spring Break in Morocco . . . . . . . . . . €1,070 Spring Break Weekend in Capri . . . . €209 Easter Weekend in Florence and Pisa . €195 Mother’s Day Weekend in Ischia . . . . €169 Memorial Day Weekend on the French Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €475 4th of July Weekend in Malta . . . . . . . €485

For tour information, call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit



A Panorama/NSA Public Affairs Office courtesy service available for U.S. or NATO ID cardholders who have orders to PCS within six months. RULES: • New ads must be submitted on a completed Mercato form, along with a copy of both the member’s ID card (front and back) and ONLY the first two pages of PCS orders or equivalent. • Ads are limited to one per category and 25 words maximum. Ads for free pets are limited to one per person or organization (copy of ID required) and run on a space-available basis. One contact phone number per ad; no e-mail addresses. • Deadline for submission is Monday, noon for the following Friday. Public holidays (U.S. or Italian) are not an exception to this rule. ADS RUN ONE WEEK ONLY! • Any incomplete ad or ad received after the Monday, noon deadline will not be printed in that Friday’s issue. Late submissions will be considered for the next available publication. Incomplete or illegible ads will not be considered. • Free Mercato Ad forms, the only acceptable form of submission, are available at (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-568-5112 (DSN 626-5112) or delivered in person to the Public Affairs Office, Capodichino, Admin I, Room 208. No other form of submission will be accepted. • To renew for the following week call 081-568-5856/5907 (DSN 626-5856/ 5907) by noon Monday. Ads not renewed by the deadline will not be published. • PAID CLASSIFIED ADS •

For services and products not eligible for free insertion in “Mercato.” Classified ads can be placed at STAMPA GENERALE (Panorama Advertising Office) located at NSA Capodichino, Building 450, 1st Floor. Cost is € 1,00 (one Euro) per word (minimum 10 words). For information on paid ads please call 081-568-7884 (DSN 626-7884). Deadline is Wednesday 4 p.m. for the current week’s edition.

M ISCELLANEOUS LUES BAND in Pomigliano is looking for musicians for positive project. Personal B music room \ playing saturday afternoon. Ask Angelo cell 334-110-1843. TALIAN LESSONS, for info contact Elena D'Angelo cell. 340-577-5239 or tel. 081-891I1489. OMEMADE CAKES/SWEETS by Annalisa and Rosy: Plumcakes, pancakes, apple H pies, pumpkin pies, traditional Neapolitan sweets (baba’, caprese, etc). Rosy 349-0678071.


PANoRAMA March 22, 2019

Profile for NSA Naples

March 22, 2019  

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

March 22, 2019  

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