Panorama January 24, 2020

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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

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Tiger Sharks Wrap-Up 2019-2020 Season By Solange Markvart

U.S., French Military Leaders Discuss Terror Threat in West Africa

The Naples Tiger Sharks held their second home meet of the season at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Capodichino pool, Dec. 14, 2019. It was a quick and intimate standard meet, which allowed swimmers to compete one final time before a well-deserved holiday break. Some swimmers had tremendous performances and achieved additional qualifying times for the European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Southern Divisional Championship that will be held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, at the end of February. For many swimmers this meet was a perfect opportunity to have some fun swimming while competing against each other. TIGER SHARKS

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By Jim Garamone

Katrina Chao, a 15-year old member of the Naples Tiger Sharks, competes in the 100 meter breast stroke during a swim meet at the Naval Support Activity Naples, Capodichino pool. Photo by Naples Tiger Sharks Team Photographer

Beware the Risks of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Equipment (COTS) Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Office Europe and Africa (NMCSO EUR/AF) From Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Office Europe and Africa

In today’s world, everyone is connected. At home or in the office, wireless devices have become a part of normal life. The military is no different. More and more military functions are being conducted on commercially available devices. From tablets, cellphones and even drones, commercial devices are being used for a wide range of military functions. And, because of the saturation of devices at home and

on the battlefield, unit communications officer personnel, procurement specialists and commanding officers must be aware of the requirement for, and be familiar with, the spectrum supportability process for commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment being used or procured in order to not cause or fall victim to harmful radio frequency interference or create operational security (OPSEC) issues per standing host nation and US military instructions. COTS

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Johnathon Merten, a radio operator with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (1st MarDiv), conducts a radio check during a long distance, high-frequency communications training event held on Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 13, 2020. Photo by Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

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Army Gen. Mark A. Milley discussed the terror threat in West Africa with French Army Gen. Francois Lecointre during meetings this week and will present the French view of operations in that area as the Defense Department reviews the resources and personnel assigned to U.S. Africa Command. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met Lecointre, his French counterpart, as part of NATO’s Military Committee meeting in Brussels. The French are leading efforts in West Africa and have more than 4,500 service members in the region, according to the French military. U.S. personnel in West Africa work closely with French, British and local forces to contain the terror threat. There is a danger from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the region, and ISIS claims the terror groups in the area of Mali, Niger and Burkino Faso constitute a “province” of the caliphate. “There’s a variety of terrorist organizations that are operating in the area that have declared allegiance to ISIS and al-Qaida,” Milley told reporters. The U.S. military provides crucial logistic, aviation and sensing capabilities to local and partner forces, and French officials have said they need those capabilities to meet the challenges of the mission. TERROR THREAT Page 11


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

We’ve seen some high-volume traffic in the area this week. Though we do our best to keep our processes efficient and secure and our community informed, sometimes traffic just happens. We need everyone's support in reducing traffic difficulties that are inherent to our unique location. Here are some ways to help minimize traffic: carpooling, utilizing buses, having your documentation ready, paying attention to direction from the sentries, and not using your phone while waiting in line. And don't forget, you can always use the Capodichino back gate (C-16) Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (inbound / outbound) and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (outbound only); Google Maps GPS coordinates are: 40.883862, 14.295173. We appreciate everyone's support and understanding. In the spirit of keeping the community informed, it’s time for another CO’s Radio Show! I will be live on the air at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, on the AFN Naples channel. My show airs once per month, and I have the opportunity to tell you about all of the great things going on around NSA Naples. From upcoming big events, to Adm. Foggo’s podcast, and everything in between, I want to make sure that you know what’s going on in your community. This radio show will feature subject matter experts on physical security and operational security. You can listen to the show on 107 FM, on the internet, or via the mobile app through AFN 360 for AFN Naples. Also on my show, as always, I’ll be asking a trivia question. The first person to pick the right answer on the AFN Naples Facebook page will get a coveted, one-time pass to park in my parking spot on Capodichino. You can also call in at COMM 081-811-6925 with the answer, or with any questions you may have. Buona fortuna! In other exciting news, we have another Coffee with the Captain coming up! In case you missed the last one, Coffee with the Captain is an informal town hall. My goal is to support our personnel, their families, and our local national team while they are serving onboard NSA Naples by maximizing all avenues of communication. This Coffee with the Captain will be held on Feb. 24 at 0830 in Spinz on Support Site. Bring some coffee, your questions, and feedback directly to command leadership in an informal setting. I appreciate the great feedback and the questions that our audience brought to the last event, and I hope to hear from even more of you at this one! As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on:

BASE NOTES Jan. 23: Story Time at Support Site Library Preschool children will learn about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during this story time on Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Library. For details, call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Jan. 23: USO’s Annual Talent Show Audition Deadline Attention all aspiring singers, actors, dancers, comedians and local talents: You could be one of the talented acts to participate in our Naples Got Talent Show on Feb. 8, 2020 and win 2 round trip airline tickets to the US, courtesy of United Airlines. Take the spot light and help us deliver a great night of pure entertainment to this community! • Audition dates for Capo: Jan. 13 and 15 • Audition dates for Support Site: Jan. 9, 16 and 23 To schedule your auditions for Naples Got Talent email or call DSN 6265713 or 6294903 *Participants must be US ID Card Holders and at least 18 years of age and older. Jan. 24: Dueling Pianos High energy, lots of fun and great music is on tap Friday, Jan. 24, 8 to 10 p.m. at O’Rhys Irish Pub, Support Site. No registration required, but you must by 18 years and older to attend the show. For more information, call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Jan. 25: Motorcycle Workshop Make sure your bike is ready for the winter at the drop-in workshop on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center on Support Site. Tools are provided. Open to ages 13 and older (13-17 years old must be accompa-

nied by an adult or legal guardian). For details, call DSN 629-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971. Now-Jan. 28: Bingo Donations Wanted Bingo donations wanted! This is a great opportunity to give back to the Naples military community or gain visibility for your business. Some examples include a gift basket, gift certificate, handmade items. If interested, please contact Julia Killough at Jan. 26: Free Bingo USO Naples will host a free Bingo event for the NSA Naples community to win great prizes on Jan. 26 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) at the Naples HS Cafeteria aboard Support Site. No registration required. For details contact the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Jan. 28: Pizza Lunch and Learn at Liberty Center Come join the Navy College, UMGC, CTC, and OU for a pizza lunch at the Liberty Center onboard Capodichino January 28 from 11:30 to 1:00. For more details email or call DSN 626-6673 or Comm. 081-5686673. Jan. 29: Automotive Workshop Join a free automotive workshop at Auto Skills Center Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Get your vehicle ready for winter weather. A qualified auto mechanic will cover the basics such as battery check and charging, tire mounting and balancing and winterizing your vehicle. For details, call DSN 629-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971.

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Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant

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SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTOPHER MOLE USO Naples is proud to start off the New Year by announcing and congratulating Christopher Mole as our Volunteer of the Month for December 2019! Since joining the USO Naples Volunteer team in September 2017, Chris has dedicated over 248 hours of volunteer service to the USO. Nearly 60 of those hours were put in during December alone, where Chris truly went above and beyond supporting the NSA Naples Community. You may have seen his friendly face at Snack Attack, supporting incoming AMC flights or even as

Santa at Waffles with Santa. Chris has grown tremendously in his role as a volunteer over the past two years. He has led major efforts in expanding our outreach to Grazzanise Air Base and has taken the trip up to Gaeta to bring holiday cheer to our service members serving on the USS Mount Whitney. As a recently retired Army veteran, Chris understands how important it is to connect our service members and their family to home and country, especially when they are stationed overseas. He has shown so much compassion, dedication, warmth and selflessness to not only

The JFC Naples International Club Our club is always seeking new members to join us. The club is open to currently serving and retired members and family of NATO military and civilian personnel. Our goal is to enrich our time in Italy with international interaction among our members and families. The club promotes monthly luncheons hosted by NATO nations, organizes cultural trips and tours to local sites, as well as other social activities. We connect our community through friendship and culture. For details email

our community but to our USO Naples staff and volunteers as well. Please join us in thanking him for his outstanding service and congratulating him as our Volunteer of the Month!


Bologna Colonnade Nominated as Unesco World Heritage Site The famous Bologna city-center colonnade has been nominated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Italy already has 55 unique historic sites. The Bologna colonnades stretch for more than 60 kilometers around the city center and its outskirts. They are the result of nine centuries of urban planning. The colonnades, called portici, date back to the Middle Ages, and most of the original wooden columns were replaced by stone or brick. Over the centuries the city introduced regulations to keep the arches open for public use with shops and workshops. The portici are a reference point of the city in which civic and religious spaces are perfectly integrated for all social classes. Italy has also identified the Via Appia, the first major Roman road, the Salento Baroque architecture, the historic center of Parma, and the Calabria Sila National Park as possible candidates. The UNESCO decision on Bologna’s colonnades is expected in 2021. Italy Takes Measures to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus After the outbreak of a new SARS-like coronavirus in China, Italy has sent out alerts to family doctors and launched a crisis unit. The health minister had already announced that fever scanners will be set up at Rome's Fiumicino Airport and family doctors are being sent information about


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.

how the disease is spread, its symptoms and how cases should be handled. The Italian Society of Infective and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT) has created a crisis unit to work with the health ministry and the Higher Health Institute.

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.

National Dante Alighieri Day Last week, culture minister Dario Franceschini announced that March 25 has been chosen to be National Dante Alighieri day. He said that there is one year until the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, and there are many projects planned for the celebration. Dante is considered the father of the Italian language. March 25 was chosen because it is the date scholars put as being the start of the journey to the afterlife in the Divine Comedy.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from 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 Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Support Site Community Room. For details call VFW Post Commander Randy Purham at 349-625-9511 or email or visit Facebook at VFW Post 12159Monte Cassino (username: @NaplesVFW).

Ferrari Remains Strongest For the second year the Italian glamor Ferrari was named strongest brand in the world by Brand Finance. The brand is worth 9.1 billion dollars, up to 9 percent on last year, according to a report. Prison Inspectors Fired The Department of Penitentiary fired five prison inspectors who were playing trombone during a controversially ‘trashy’ wedding in Naples between a mob widow and a Neapolitan singer last March. The five inspectors were recognized in a video and they were fired by the department of penitentiary affairs on the grounds that the damage to the image of the force amounted to a breach of trust.

USO Naples is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a difference in the community through special events and outreach. If interested, email USO Naples and Rome Director, Sabrina Pullido at Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-5684788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email 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

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HISTORY: 10 ODD JOBS OF WORLD WAR II crystals to pick up specific frequencies. Personal radios were forbidden on the front lines, Today's military has some jobs that might surprise but crystal radio sets lacked external power you — for example, did you know the Army and sources, so they couldn't be detected by the enemy. Marine Corps have instrument repair technicians? For this reason, troops often improvised crystal These troops repair musical instruments for the radios from a variety of materials — including military bands. pencils and razor blades — in order to listen to But during World War II, there were a lot of jobs music and news. These contraband radio sets were that would seem strange in today's technologically dubbed ''foxhole radios.'' focused military, such as: Cooper - Troops who worked as coopers built and Blacksmith - During World War II, blacksmiths still repaired the wooden buckets, barrels, casks and made many of the items needed to repair kegs used to pack, store and ship supplies and equipment and machinery. They would make equipment. They used hand tools to plug holes metal tools and parts, by hand, in coal or coke with wood and salvage damaged barrels. forges. They also made shoes for some of the tens Wood was used to package a wide range of goods of thousands of horses and mules that saw service for transport all the way through World War II, but during the war. improvements in metal and cardboard packaging Meat Cutter - Does what it says on the label: cuts technology marked the beginning of the end for meat. These troops were wooden barrels and crates. responsible for preparing Model Maker - Military whole carcassas, such as model makers were charged beef and lamb, for with creating scale models of distribution to various military equipment, terrain units around the world. and other objects to be used Horsebreaker in movies, as training aids Horsebreakers would train and for operational horses and mules so they planning. The models built could be issued to mounted by these troops were used in units. They also trained what was perhaps one of the them to carry packs and to greatest examples of be hitched to wagons and wartime deception, carts. Although they Operation Fortitude. weren't used in World War Operation Fortitude was II to the extent they were aimed at convincing the used in the First World Germans that Allied troops War, troops still relied on heading to France for the Dhorses and mules to cross Day invasion would land in terrain impassable to Pas de Calais in July, rather mechanized units. than Normandy in June. Artist and Animation Artist Dummy buildings, aircraft - Today's military has jobs and landing craft were for skilled multimedia constructed by model illustrators, but in World makers and positioned near War II, military artists Dover, England, in a camp and animation artists built for the fictitious First created paintings, A cartoon featuring Willie and Joe, archetypical infantrymen U.S. Army Group. The illustrations, films, charts deception was so complete on the front lines in the Second World War. U.S. and maps by hand. A that Hitler held troops in number of successful artists served in World War reserve for two weeks after D-Day because he II, including Bill Maudlin, who drew Willie and believed another invasion was coming via the Dover Joe, archetypes for infantrymen on the front line; Strait. and Bill Keane, who went on to draw Family Pigeoneer - Pigeoneers were responsible for all Circus after his military service ended. aspects of their birds' lives. They would breed, The military's animation artists were quite busy train and care for pigeons that were used to during World War II. The Army even stationed deliver messages. Some birds would be trained soldiers at Walt Disney's studios for the duration of specifically for night flying, while others learned the war to make patriotic films for the public and that food could be found at one location and water instructional or training films for service members. at another. According to the U.S. Army Crystal Grinder - During World War II, many radios Communications Electronics Museum, more than still required crystals to operate, usually galena. 90% of the messages carried by pigeons were Crystal grinders would grind and calibrate these successfully delivered. By Claudette Roul

Army Technician 5th Grade Roger Williams works as a blacksmith at the shops of the 271st Engineer Combat Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 13, 1944. U.S. Navy photo

Field Artillery Sound Recorder - These troops had the sickest beats. Until the development of radar, sound ranging was one of the most effective ways to locate enemy artillery, mortars and rockets. The process was first developed in World War I, and continued to be used in combat through the Korean War. From a forward operating post, a field artillery sound recorder would monitor an oscillograph and recorder connected to several microphones. When the sound of an enemy gun reached a microphone, the information would be recorded on sound film and the data from several microphones could be analyzed to locate the enemy gun. The technology is still in use today by many countries, which often use sound ranging in concert with radar. Airplane Woodworker - Although wood was largely phased out in favor of tubular steel in aircraft construction by the time World War II started, there was still a need for airplane woodworkers to repair and maintain existing aircraft — especially gliders and some training aircraft. Over the course of the war, technological advances reduced or eliminated the need for many manual occupations. This transition is captured in the War Department's list of military jobs from 1944, where entries like ''horse artillery driver'' appear just a page away from ''remote control turret repairman.''

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MilTax: Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Prep

Military OneSource photo By Terri Moon Cronk

Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department’s Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and their families. There is no need to worry about costs in tax preparation because the services are free. MilTax kicks off on Military OneSource on Jan. 22, offering electronic filing via do-ityourself software and personalized support from a tax consultant. Those who qualify to use the free MilTax program are active-duty service members and their families, National Guard members and reservists, survivors and veterans who have left the service in the last 365 days, said Kelly Smith, a program analyst with DOD’s Military Community and Family Policy. Smith emphasized that whether filing on one’s own or seeking out assistance from a tax consultant, MilTax services are available year-round for extensions and circumstances unique to the military community. “It is important for service members and families to know that they have options when it comes to support during tax-filing season,” she said.

“[Services are] offered well past the tax deadline,” she said, noting that some service members may file extensions, have additional properties, are looking to sell their homes and other situations that are unique to military members. “Tax consultants can let our families know ‘how to maximize their refund,”’ she added. A particular advantage of using MilTax is the military tax expertise that the Military OneSource tax consultants bring with them to each session. They are certified public accountants or enrolled IRS agents, she said. They are knowledgeable about costs incurred during permanent changes of station, living in more than one state during the year, how to navigate benefits survivors may be entitled to, and other military-specific issues. The tax consultants are up to date on taxlaw changes that would affect service members. “Something we’re constantly working on and striving to do within [military community and family policy] is to raise awareness about the services that are offered through Military OneSource, so we’re constantly letting people know what’s available, and that support is essentially an entitlement to them to help them live their best military life,” Smith said.

BOTTLED WATER ADVISORY From NSA Public Affairs Except for those living at the Support Site and Capodichino, bottled water is recommended. Treated water is provided free of charge at a dispenser located outside the Capodichino east parking garage. All economy leases negotiated through the Housing office have a bottle water clause, which requires the landlord to provide bottled water. Work with landlords to have any water holding tanks disinfected twice a year, and ensure your tap water is disconnected from non-permitted wells and connected only to the city water system.


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

• Feb. 3 – 5, TAP Pre-Retirement, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 03, Italian Supermarket Trip, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., (Meet @ FFSC Office – Carpool) • Feb. 6 – 7, Higher Education, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 6 – 7, DOL Employment workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 04, Easy Italian, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC (1 of 3 Sessions) • Feb. 05, Sponsorship Training, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., @ American Red Cross Conf. Room Capo. • Feb. 10-12, Ombudsman Basic Training, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 11, Easy Italian, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC (2 of 3 Sessions) • Feb. 13, Ombudsman Assembly Meeting, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Support Site Library • Feb. 13, Thrift Savings Plan, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 13, Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC • Feb. 18, Easy Italian, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Support Site FFSC (3 of 3 Sessions) • Feb. 18, SAPR consent talk AFN, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Feb. 19, Pasta Cooking, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Meet @ FFSC – Car pool) all classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.


The next time you are in the market to buy a new home or renovate an existing home consider the many ways you cut energy cost through the construction of the home. You can choose window treatments or coverings not only for decoration but also for saving energy. Some carefully selected window treatments can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer potentially lowering utility cost. 1 - Awnings: Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65 percent on south-facing windows and 77 percent on west-facing windows. 2 - Blinds: Window blinds – vertical or horizontal slat-type – are more effective at reducing summer heat gain than winter heat loss. 3 - Draperies: In the summer draperies on windows receiving direct sunlight should be closed to prevent heat gain. During the winter draperies can reduce heat loss from a warm room up to 10 percent when they are closed. 4 - High-Reflectivity Films: High-reflectivity window films help block summer heat gain. 5 - Mesh Window Screens: Mesh window screens can diffuse solar radiation, reducing heat gain in the summer. These are just a few of the many options homeowners can use to beautify their homes while reducing energy consumption. Remember: You can use as much energy as you need just don’t waste it! For more tips on Energy Conservation call Gennaro Gargiulo or Electrician 2nd Class Patrick R. Thomas at DSN 626-1895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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Curt Tinsley “A special forces operator. I already accomplished it. I used to be a Navy Seal.”

Teresa Merola “I’m working in my dream job now as a community relations specialist.”

LSSN Michael Thomas “I want to be a Navy JAG.”

OSC Harold Christopher “I want to be self-employed so I have total control of what I do. My own boss.”

IT1 Rickey Gisclair “I’d like to be a hunting and fishing guide.”

MAP Will Remain 20% of Total Advancement Opportunity in 2020 From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

Top-performing junior Sailors will continue to have the opportunity to be promoted to the next rank under the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), as outlined in NAVADMIN 005/20. MAP will account for approximately 20 percent of total advancements in 2020 with roughly half of the available quotas allocated for each season. Similar to last year’s guidelines, MAP will be considered in two “seasons” to coincide with the two Navy-wide advancement exam cycle in the spring and fall. Each cycle will begin just before and will conclude just after the exams, Mar. 1 through Apr. 30, and Oct. 1 through Nov. 15 for season one and two respectively. “We continue to see positive results of MAP by providing an avenue to fast-track promotion for Sailors who may not have the time in grade requirements for the advancement but are outperforming their peers,” said Vice Adm. John Nowell, chief of naval personnel. “MAP is doing what it is intended to do: empower commanding officers and their command triads to identify and advance

the most talented, experienced and proficient Sailors within their commands based on demonstrated performance and ability.” MAP is open to all Active-Duty, Full-Time Support Sailors who are E-3 to E-5 and meet eligibility requirements for the next pay grade to include completing the Professional Military Knowledge Electronic Exam (PMK-EE). Canvasser Recruiter Sailors will no longer be advanced under the Active Component MAP. For CANREC nominations, please refer to the upcoming ALNAVRES message. When 2020 MAP Season One begins, the quotas will be uploaded into the system and can be found under the quota summary report tab. Quotas can also be found at the MyNavy Portal website ( vancement-and-promotion/a-enlisted-advancement-resources-andlinks). Select the website tab, MAP and then MAP quotas. Commands should designate at a minimum two individuals to set up user accounts in NSIPS to allow for the MAP automation process. Automation was first executed in the Map 19 Season 2 cycle and helped ensure transparency in the

Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Veronica Trujillo, center, is pinned during a frocking ceremony on board Naval Support Activity Naples, Dec. 9, 2019. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

process and for Sailors to be advanced immediately. More than 95% of allocated quotas were executed. Example forms and frequently asked questions can be downloaded via MyNavy Portal ( vancement-and-promotion/a-enlisted-advancement-resources-andlinks). Select the websites tab in the blue banner. The list of points of contact for each BSO/echelon II command and list of parent and subordinate UICs can also be found on this website.

Point of contact is MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at (833) 330-6622 or via email at Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. It is focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet.

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Naples Military Hog Chapter Seeking New Members Attention Motorcycle Riders: The Naples Military Hog Chapter (NMHC) invites you to see the wonders of Italy and beyond the borders on two wheels. We are a family friendly organization offering the opportunity to meet other chapters throughout Europe, attend rallies, and enjoy riding with other motorcycle enthusiasts. The riding season is approaching and the summer rallies, rides, and events are being discussed and planned. If you're at the support site food court stop by the Military Auto Source, our sponsoring dealer, for more information on the Chapter and your opportunity to explore Europe. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK at Naples Military Hog Chapter and one of the primary officers will reach out to you.

Joshua Harmon, a 10-year old member of the Naples Tiger Sharks, competes in the 50 meter freestyle during a swim meet at the Naval Support Activity Naples, Capodichino pool. Photo by Naples Tiger Sharks Team Photographer


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The month of December marked the beginning of a two-week hiatus for the Naples Tiger Sharks, as the practice pool was closed for yearly maintenance. The Naples Tiger Sharks were back in the swing of things with the first home meet of the year, Jan. 4 and 5, 2020, which incidentally was the also the last home meet of the 2019-2020 season. Naples welcomed for the last time the Sigonella Swordfish and the Aviano Sea Dragons for a double meet that featured a pentathlon on Saturday and a standard meet on Sunday. Despite the two-week break, the Naples Tiger Sharks dominated on their own turf in true Naples Tiger Sharks fashion. For the pentathlon, where an astounding number of swimmers adorned the podium, the Tiger Sharks crushed the competition earning a total of 1,798 points over the Sigonella Swordfish (1,028 points) and the Aviano Sea Dragons (778 points). On Sunday, the standard meet was marked by many improved performances, a few additional qualifying times, and a final win over the two visiting teams with a score of 849 points. Two records were broken over the entire weekend, one EFSL record for the 200meters Freestyle (Shannon Buckley, 12) with a time of 2.15.41 and one team record for the 50-meters backstroke (Rhiannon Mhyres, 12) with a time of 35.01. In the end, this final home meet weekend was very successful for many swimmers.

Assistant Coach Heather Harrington expressed her satisfaction in coaching the team at the last home meet. “One of the most exciting things about coaching is the buzz that you get when swimmers push outside of their comfort zone and succeed,” Harrington said. “This last home meet was pure joy and excitement for me as a coach watching the swimmers putting into action everything they have learned from the coaches over the past few months.” With their last home meet firmly behind them, training is picking up in intensity again as the team prepares for the EFSL Southern Divisional Championship that will be hosted by the Sigonella Swordfish in Ragusa Sicily, Feb. 1. The Naples Tiger Sharks will need maximum participation as they attempt to capture their 15th consecutive title. Swimmers events for divisional championships are typically selected by the coaching staff, who carefully analyze each swimmer’s performance over the season and pick the events where the swimmers excel and are able to best represent the team on a points basis. The divisional championship is always an exciting meet where the teams’ competitive spirit and drive to succeed are evident. Let’s wish the Naples Tiger Sharks best of luck in their endeavor! For more information regarding the Naples Tiger Sharks, please contact Solange Markvart at You can also find us online at www, or on Facebook @naplestigersharks.

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 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. 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. 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 Thursday at the Naples area NFCPOA mess alternating between Support Site and Capodichino. For details visit or call MA1(SW) Alejandro Carral at DSN 626-5595. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous Hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339-267-7075 or visit countries/italy.htm.

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, January 24 5:30 p.m. Dark Waters, PG-13 6 p.m. Cats, PG 8 p.m. Queen & Slim, R 8:30 p.m. Bad Boys For Life, R Saturday, January 25 3 p.m. Dolittle, PG 4:30 p.m. Spies in Disguise, PG 5:30 p.m. Jumanji: The Next Level, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Uncut Gems, R 8:30 p.m. Bad Boys For Life, R Sunday, January 26 3 p.m. Dolittle, PG 4 p.m. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, PG-13 6 p.m. Bad Boys For Life, R 7 p.m. Uncut Gems, R Monday, January 27 Closed, No Movie Tuesday, January 28 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, January 29 5:30 p.m. Dolittle, PG 6:30 p.m. Dark Waters, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Bad Boys For Life, R Thursday, January 30 5:30 p.m. Spies in Disguise, PG 6:30 p.m. Jumanji: The Next Level, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Queen & Slim, R

Bad Boys For Life Premiere R, Action-Crime-Comdey, 124 min. Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Paola Nuez. Marcus and Mike have to confront new issues (career changes and midlife crises), as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Cats PG, Theatrical-Drama, 120 min. Cast: Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Francesca Hayward and Rebel Wilson. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Dark Waters Last Showing PG-13, Drama-History, 126 min. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman and Louisa Krause. A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental

lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. Dolittle PG, Adventure-Comedy-Family-Fantasy.101 min. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek. A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. Jumanji: The Next Level PG-13, Comedy, 114 min. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Madison Iseman. In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. Queen & Slim Last Showing R, Drama, 132 min. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine,

Chlo Sevigny and Flea. Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defense. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country. Spies in Disguise PG, Animation-Action-Adventure-ComedyFamily-SciFi, 102 min. Cast: Karen Gillan, Rachel Brosnahan, Tom Holland, Will Smith and Rashida Jones. When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker PG-13, Action-Adventure-Fantasy-SciFi, 144 Min. Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Mark Hamill and Keri Russell. The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.� Uncut Gems Premiere R, Crime-Drama-Mystery-Thriller. 135 min. Cast: Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Keith Williams Richards, Suin Zhi Hua-Hilton and Liang Wei-Hei Duncan. A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of highstakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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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Meditation Sitting Group meets on Mondays begins at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Chapel. Participation is free Napoli Nation Fan Club is a group and newcomers are welcome. For details call the Chapel at DSN 629-4600. that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and proNATO Lions Rugby International vides SSC Napoli information to the Rugby Club is open to all interested community. Membership benefits inplayers – men, women and children clude SSC Napoli gear, discounted (5-12). Men’s rugby is Part of the tickets and entry to Napoli Nation Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and is functions. For details visit USASSCcontact rugby. Practice is every Napoli on Facebook. Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Joint Force Command at Lago Patria. Women’s Connect the Tots is an organization tag rugby practice is every Monday 5:30 p.m. at JFC. Children’s tag rug- for bringing together families with babies and toddlers to play and mingle. by practice is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at JFC (January through Monthly club events include themed April). For details call Mickael Pier- parties, group outings off-base and playground meet-ups. For the latest rin or David Taylor at Comm. 081721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy. pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; Catholic Women of the Chapel or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby. (CWOC) meets weekly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for faith-sharing Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 649 most Wednesdays during the summer meets every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For and every Wednesday during the details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704- school year. Child care provided. Please come join us. For more info 9607 or email email or visit or visit Facebook at CWOC - Naples, Italy

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: 6266672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building.

Security Note All DoD military or civilian personnel hosting an event off base must complete a Special Event Force Protection Plan (SEFPP) 45 days in advance, regardless of organization, if the event will involve 50 or more personnel, include distinguished visitors or involve personnel wearing uniforms. For details call the AT/FP Division at 081-5685525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. 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 Register For On-Site Undergraduate Classes Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. Call UMUC Maryland at 081-5686673/74/75; 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. Carney Park Golf Association Rhys Parker at (CPGA) is a non-profit organization established for eligible Carney Park Golf Course patrons. The CPGA proThe Welfare & Recreation Associ- vides weekly social activities for all Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is Women, Infants, Children (Wic) ation is available to meet associates levels of golfer and often organize Overseas Program is offered at NSA in need of leaders and co-leaders. every Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. trips to other courses. Events are Training and support provided. For Naples. Women who are pregnant, to noon at two locations: the first floor held every Saturday and Sunday. details email breastfeeding, postpartum or have of Bldg. 450 upstairs from Capo Land- For details call 081-568-1749. an infant or child under the age of ing; and the Community Center onFilipino-American Association of five may qualify for the program. Naples, Italy meets at 5 p.m. the sec- board Support Site. For details visit Educational & Developmental WIC Overseas is a nutrition educaond and last Thursday of every month Intervention Service Screenings tion program that provides nutriNow Available Room W09, Support tious supplemental foods. For deails at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details Cub Scout Pack 007 Does your son Site Village Forum. For eligible chilcall Melygil Non at DSN 626-1690 or call 081-811-4962. Comm. 081-568-1690, or visit Fil-Am enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes, dren who have not reached their swimming and camping? The Naples third birthday. If you are concerned The Naples Area Second Class Naples, Italy on Facebook. Cub Scouts is an active program Petty Officer Association meets about your child’s development, conevery other Tuesday in the Capodichi- The U.S. Military Retiree Associa- that is open to boys between kinder- tact EDIS at 081-811-4676. no Theater at noon to discuss upcom- tion of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) garten and fifth grade. Meetings and activities are three times per month. Latinos Unidos Welcomes New ing community outreach opportunities is the only association in Southern Boys can earn their way through the Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on Italy representing the interests of and charity events. For details, call ranks of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and the first Sunday of every month at the U.S. retired military personnel and OS2 Joseph Cavallaro at DSN 626their survivors. If you are not a mem- Webelos Scout. For details email Support Site park. For details email 4545 or email or MA2 ber and are eligible, visit the USMRA- or visit or call 334-6771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@ Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 626-2871or SI at or call Wylie the Facebook Page: Naples Cub Scouts - Pack 007. Miller at 329-208-7315. eu. or call 081-811-5554.

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Radio antennae collect frequency data during a radio frequency survey in East Africa. The spectrum management team used a variety of mobile RF analyzers and took measurements across the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa area of responsibility. Photo by Airman 1st Class Brennen Lege

COTS Gen. Francois Lecointre, the French defense chief, speaks with Gen. Eberhard Zorn, the German defense chief, during a short break in the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels, Jan 14, 2020. NATO photo


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DOD is working to ensure the National Defense Strategy is resourced correctly, so Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper has directed reviews of manning at the various combatant commands. According to the National Defense Strategy, the main effort is directed at the Indo-Pacific region to deter China, followed by Europe and Russia. North Korea, Iran; violent extremist organizations are the other threats. For a strategy to have any meaning, resources must back up the words. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command should have the lion’s share of DOD resources, followed by U.S. European Command. Africom, U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Central Command have economy of force missions – meaning they have a lesser claim on U.S. military resources.

“We are doing a broad review … of U.S. military resources matching our broader national defense strategy,” Milley said. “In Africa, we’re doing that review. The question we’re working with the French on is the level of effort. Is it too much, too little, about right? And is it the right capabilities?” An economy of force mission means to use the least amount of force and resources to achieve objectives. “But economy of force doesn’t mean zero, and that’s important,” Milley said. “A lot of people think that we are pulling out of Africa.” What the review will do is recommend the capabilities needed to support the economy of force mission in Africom and then size it to the tasks and the threats, and level of effort that’s appropriate to achieve your objectives, Milley said. The Africom review should be completed in six weeks to two months, he said.

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Systems like Wi-Fi routers or hand held radios being procured for DoD use onboard military installations must be evaluated to ensure the equipment does not cause harmful electromagnetic interference (EMI) to U.S. military equipment or host nation systems such as cell phone networks and first responder radio networks. To minimize risks associated with COTS equipment, the requestor, procurement specialist, and the approving authority must ensure that due diligence has been conducted to evaluate the characteristics of the equipment and ensure that it operates in accordance with the host nation and installation requirements prior to purchasing it. Commercial service providers have become very proficient in tracking down interference to their networks and have approached U.S. Forces in the theater multiple times to report that interference was originating from a ship in port or from a facility within the perimeter of a base. Here at Capodichino, interference was traced to several U.S. specification wireless conference phones. The reason these phones were causing interference was due to a difference in standards between the U.S. and Europe and Africa. Each sovereign nation has their own way of allocating the Radio Frequency spectrum, and they don’t necessarily share commonality with the U.S. standards. As such, not all U.S. products can be used in Europe and Africa since they can cause interference to, or fall victim to interference from, host nation systems. If a U.S. entity (government or private user) causes interference to a host nation system, they must cease transmission immediately, and in some cases can be fined or have the equipment confiscated. While cost and time savings from the commercial marketplace vendor is convenient, don’t throw away the governments money by purchasing equipment that is not legal at your duty station. Understanding these issues and how to deal with them offers a unique challenge to the acquisition community. As always, the NSA Naples Installation Spectrum Manager (ISM) and the Navy Marine Corps Spectrum Office Europe is available to answer your questions and assist you in your decision making process. For details, contact Mr. Kevin Baker, NSA Naples Installation Spectrum Manager, at 626-4535 or the Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Office Europe at 626-2005 or 626-5354.


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JOBS CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (CHR) Effective immediately and until further notice, the Human Resources Office (HRO) Naples, first floor of Admin 1 aboard Capodichino, new Customers Service hours are as follows: ●Monday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ●Tuesday – CLOSED (By appointment for urgent matters only) ●Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ●Thursday – CLOSED (By appointment for urgent matters only) ●Friday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Office hours for DD-1172-2 Form (ID/CAC Cards) or work certificate requests will be on Monday, Wednesday or Friday by appointment only. Please call DSN 6265772 or 626-5409 for additional information and to schedule an appointment. For any urgent matters outside the above office hours, please contact our Front Desk at DSN 626-5409 for assistance.

U.S. POSITIONS USAJOBS website: IMPORTANT NOTICE: USA Staffing Applicant Documentation – Process Change effective July 1, 2019 For any Job Announcement posted July 1, 2019, or later, all applicants, including current Department of the Navy (DON) employees, will be required to submit both eligibility and qualification supporting documents at time of application. This change in process is designed to increase the quality of our referral certificates, standardize application procedures for all DON vacancy announcements, and reduce the wait time for tentative job offers. Documentation Requirements At the time of application, applicants must provide documentation that supports the eligibility, promotion eligibility, and qualification claims they make in their application package, such as: copies of SF-50s, transcripts, licenses, certifications, etc. This includes

transcripts and licenses to support eligibility for announcements for occupational series in which DON employees currently reside in (e.g., engineers). Applicants that do not provide supporting documentation at the time of application will not be referred to the hiring manager. For additional information, applicants may consult the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Office web site at egions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_openings/USVacancies.htm l, or call the CHR front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Commercial 081-568-5409. 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 please contact our front desk at DSN 626-5409 or commercial 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., Thusday

from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: ob_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino or at the Security Pass and ID Office at Support Site (Gricignano) or at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) at Capodichino. The CHR Office must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement.

port Site Food Court from 8 to 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.

Closing January 30, 2020 Water Treatment Equipment Mechanic, Uc-260105, ANN#44308-537650-AG, Full-Time Permanent Boiler Plant Operator, Uc-5402-06, ANN#44308537589-AG, Full-Time Permanent (multiple positions)

Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: 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 NAF currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and our website for upcoming announcements and job openings.

Closing February 6, 2020 Inventory Management Specialist, Ua-2010-03 KPP Ua-02, ANN#66096546718-AG, Full-Time Permanent If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Commercial 081-568-5409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the CHR services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, a CHR Representative is available for the bi-weekly “Meet & Greet” at the Sup-


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 9 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. Make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above. NAPLES MAIN STORE Ann# 2000008R Sales Clerk /CL/NF-01/ RegularPT - Open Until Filled. Pay: $10.00 Job Summary: Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. GRICIGNANO MINIMART Ann#190004MU Seasonal Sales Clerk /MM/ NF- 01/ Flex: January 2020- May 31, 2020 Pay: Starting at $8.50, based on experience. Job Summary: Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. NAPLES DISTRIBUTION CENTER Ann#190003VB Warehouse Worker / 71/NA-05. Flex - Open Until Filled. Pay: $14.06 per hour. Job Summary: Responsible for one or more functions (receiving, storing, issuing and shipping, etc.) within a warehouse area. May be assisted by several lower grade associates. All positions listed above are only open to U.S. citizens who are family members of U.S. Military or Civilian personnel currently assigned to Naples, Italy. Must be 18 or older.

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Jan. 30: Story Time at Support Site Library Preschool kids will have fun with art at story time on Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Library. For details, call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Now-Jan. 31: Naples DoDEA Schools Re-Registration for School Year 2020-2021 Registration for school year 20202021 will take place in the Naples Middle High School, Media Center, Room 122, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 2020, for both the Naples Elementary School and the Naples Middle High School. It is required that all students register each year. Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 22 to 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 28 to 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details, call DSN 629-7500/7600. Jan. 31: Pro Blitz Meet the Denver Broncos former players, cheerleaders and team mascot Friday, Jan. 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at Strikers Bowling Center, Support Site. For more information, call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Feb. 1-2: Captain’s Cup Flag Football tournament Cheer on your team at the Captain’s Cup flag football tournament at Carney Park. The first game kicks off at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, and games continue through Sunday, Feb. 2. For more information, call DSN 629-6528 or Comm. 081-811-6528. Feb. 1 and 2: Big Game Golf Scrambles Just in time for the “Big Game,” represent your favorite pro football team at Big Game Scrambles on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 at Carney Park Golf Course. A four-person, par-3 nine-hole scramble will be held Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Prizes are for closest to flagstick and first, second and third-place teams. A four-person,

MORE BASE NOTES 18-hole scramble will be played on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. Prizes are for closest to the flagstick, longest drive, longest putt and first, second and third-place teams. For more details, call Comm. 081-526-2496. Feb. 1 and 8: One-Day Snow Trips Hit the slopes with day trips to local ski resorts on Saturday, Feb. 1 and 8, 6:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the MWR Ski Shop located at Outdoor Recreation on Support Site, rent gear or get your gear tuned and ready for the slopes. More details available at ski-shop. To register, call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Feb. 1: Motorcycle Workshop Make sure your bike is ready for the winter at the drop-in workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center on Support Site. Tools are provided. Open to ages 13 and older (13-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian). For details, call DSN 629-4971 or Comm. 081-811-4971.

Bowling Center. Bowl two games with identical scores and win one free hour of bowling for you and your friends. For more details, call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900. Feb. 2: Super Bowl Party fun It’s time for Super Bowl! Join your friends for some fun on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Strikers Bowling Center. Enjoy a pregame No-Tap Bowling Tournament at 6 p.m., then watch the game on the 30-foot high-definition television. Finger food buffet, door prizes and contests will be available throughout the game. For cost and more information, visit or call DSN 629-4459 or 081-811-4900. Feb. 3-6: Register for Swim Lessons Register for swim lessons at the Capodichino Fit Zone. Session 4 lessons are Feb. 8 to March 5. Private and semi-private lessons are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Saturdays. Group lessons are held on Saturdays. Lessons are available for all ages and levels. For details, visit and click on Fitness. To register, call DSN 6294254 or Comm. 081-568-4254.

Feb. 1-28: Run Italy: Naples to Rome Challenge yourself to run throughout Italy in 2020 – virtually. Each month features a distance from one major Italian city to another. Run any time, any place and anywhere. Register and bring proof of your mileage to the fitness center by Feb. 28 at Capodichino Fit Zone or Support Site Fitness Forum. When you finish the leg, you will receive a gift. Finish all four legs and receive an additional prize. For details, call DSN 626-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604.

Feb. 3-March 23: Registration for Youth Have-A-Ball League Register your child 18 years and younger for the upcoming Have-ABall League. Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, kids bowl three games weekly on a team of two, three or four bowlers at Strikers Bowling Center. After eight weeks, kids get their own bowling ball drilled to their specifications. For details, call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900.

Feb. 2: Groundhog's Day Bowling Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with a bowling special on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Strikers

Feb. 4: USO’s Troop Lunch-USO’s 79th Birthday USO Naples will host a free lunch at the Capodichino Air Terminal (USO)


Lounge for US Active Duty service members from 11 a.m. to noon. We will celebrate USO’s 79th birthday with delicious hot dogs, cake, and games for a chance to win prizes. For details contact the USO at DSN 6265713 or 629-4903. Feb. 5: Teddy Bear Club USO Naples, in collaboration with Connect the Tots and New Parent Support Program, will host its free Teddy Bear Club for children up to 4 years old of U.S. ID card holders on Feb. 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the SS Community Center. Activities, crafts, and snacks are included. Limited availability; in-person registration required. For details contact the USO at DSN 626-5713/629-4903. Feb. 6: Scholarship Information Night If you are planning to attend college next year, it is time to apply for scholarships! On Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Naples Middle High School, receive information about the scholarship application process. Speak to representatives from several colleges and organizations about local and military-connected scholarships. For details, contact the School Liaison Officer via email at or call DSN 629-6549 or Comm. 081811-6549. Feb. 6: Story Time at Support Site Library Preschool children will learn about African American heritage at story time on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Support Site Library. For details, call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Feb. 8: Thrift Shop Bag Sale The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop will be having a $5 bag sale on Feb 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only U.S. dollars accepted. For details email or call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081568-3913.


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composed by Czech composer Julius Fucink in 1897. ● “The Greatest Show on Earth” was a ● The Circus Maximus (in Italian, Circo slogan used when the Ringling Brothers Massimo) is where the modern circus got Circus and Barnum & Bailey Circus its name. It is located in central Rome joined forces in 1919. near the Colosseum and was a large track (more than 2,000 feet long and nearly 400 ● At one time lions, tigers and bears, along with elephants, camels, horses, and even feet wide) used in ancient Rome for sea lions were commonly seen performing chariot races and holding special events. in the circus. Nowadays, most circuses do ● On January 9, 1768, English cavalry not use animals. One well known circus sergeant major Philip Astley found he which features only human performers could perform seemingly impossible feats and acrobats is the Canadian-based on a horse’s back by riding in a tight Cirque du Soleil. circle on top of a horse, with one foot on ● The word jumbo, which the saddle and the other foot one on the now means “large” was the horse’s head. name of an 11-foot-tall Centrifugal force elephant named Jumbo helped him keep his that P.T. Barnum balance. Two years purchased from the later Astley built a London Zoo to use in roof over his ring and his circus. called the structure ● World Circus Day is Astley’s held on the third Amphitheatre, and Saturday of each April. thus the first This year’s World Circus modern circus was Day will be April 21 and born. will be the ninth annual ● The person in celebration of this new charge of a circus holiday. is known as the ● “The Greatest Showman” is a movie “ringmaster.” The which opens this weekend at the Support most famous ringmaster was P.T. Site Reel Times 2 Cinema. It is a Barnum, the showman and entrepreneur musical/biographical drama which tells who founded the Barnum & Bailey Circus the story of P.T. Barnum. in the United States in 1871. ● The music traditionally played when the ● Circus clowns have always been an ringmaster welcomes the audience and important part of the circus. Most clowns introduces all the circus performers is never speak and are often referred to as actually a military march called “Joeys” after the 19th century English “Entrance of the Gladiators,” which was pantomime star Joseph Grimaldi.

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Jan 25: Family Day at the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €42 Wine tasting tours are for adults only Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903


EXTENDED TOURS Feb 14-Feb 17: Carnival on the French Riviera. . . . . . . . . €428 Feb 16-Feb 17: The Carnival of Putignano . . . . . . . . . . €195 Apr 18-Apr 19: Easter Weekend in Florence & Pisa. . . . . . €200 For tour information, call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit

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A Panorama/NSA Public Affairs Office courtesy service available for U.S. or NATO ID cardholders who have orders to PCS within six months. RULES: • New ads must be submitted on a completed Mercato form, along with a copy of both the member’s ID card (front and back) and ONLY the first two pages of PCS orders or equivalent. • Ads are limited to one per category and 25 words maximum. Ads for free pets are limited to one per person or organization (copy of ID required) and run on a space-available basis. One contact phone number per ad; no e-mail addresses. • Deadline for submission is Monday, noon for the following Friday. Public holidays (U.S. or Italian) are not an exception to this rule. ADS RUN ONE WEEK ONLY! • Any incomplete ad or ad received after the Monday, noon deadline will not be printed in that Friday’s issue. Late submissions will be considered for the next available publication. Incomplete or illegible ads will not be considered. • Free Mercato Ad forms, the only acceptable form of submission, are available at (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-568-5112 (DSN 6265112) or delivered in person to the Public Affairs Office, Capodichino, Admin I, Room 208. No other form of submission will be accepted. • To renew for the following week call 081-568-5856/5907 (DSN 626-5856/ 5907) by noon Monday. Ads not renewed by the deadline will not be published. • PAID CLASSIFIED ADS •

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

M ISCELLANEOUS TALIAN LESSONS, for info contact Elena D'Angelo cell. 340-577-5239 or tel. 081-891-1489.



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