Panorama May 24, 2019

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U.S., Allies Conclude Formidable Shield 2019 From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Exercise Formidable Shield 2019, a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise held at the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Hebrides Range in the vicinity of the Western Isles of Scotland and conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) on behalf of U.S. 6th Fleet, concluded May 19. “Our enduring relationship with the Missile Defense Agency, Maritime Threat Missile Defense Forum, our Royal Navy hosts, all of the participating navies, and our industry partners was critical to our success in Formidable Shield 2019,” Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, FORMIDABLE SHIELD 2019 CONCLUDES Page 11

Serbian Chief of Defense Visits JFC Naples Ships steam in formation during exercise Formidable Shield 19. Formidable Shield is designed to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire, integrated air and missile defense environment using NATO command and control reporting structures. Nine nations are participating by contributing ships and aircraft, including Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Susan Damman

Naples Tiger Sharks Spring Training By Solange Markvart

The Naples Tiger Sharks swim team hosted a spring training session that began on March 10th with a brief one week intermission for spring break. Approximately 50 swimmers participated in this program that ended May 17. Head Coach Chris Roll was joined by a few new faces, including assistant coaches Chris Goetz and Paul Barrie, to coach rookie and veteran swimmers alike. Being conducted off competitive season, the training sessions were kept low in intensity and focused

on proper form and technique, especially for those swimmers who were being introduced to the team and its discipline, as well as its training philosophy. “For the spring season, the goal was to bring a few new swimmers and change the mindset from just going fast to let’s perfect the strokes to go faster,” Roll said. We worked on taking our newest swimmers as well as our veteran swimmers and breaking each stroke down to the basic mechanics to make our team better and more rounded.” TIGER SHARKS

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Naples Tiger Sharks Lyla MacIsaac swims breaststroke drills during the recent five week Spring Training program. Photo by Jason Markvart

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By Sgt. 1st Class (OR-7) Michael O’Brien JFC Naples Public Affairs

Chief of Serbian Armed Forces General Milan Mojsilovi visited Allied Joint Force Command Naples in Lago Patria May 15, 2019. JFC Naples Commander, American Navy Admiral James J. Foggo hosted the visit. “It was an honor to welcome General Mojsilovi to my Allied Joint Force Command Headquarters in Naples, Italy,” Foggo said. “Serbia is an important NATO partner and this visit builds upon our alreadystrong relationship.” During the visit, Mojsilovi received a detailed orientation of the organization, tasks, and missions of JFC Naples and toured the NATO Strategic Direction South HUB, in addition to his meeting with Foggo. “I was pleased to accept Admiral Foggo’s invitation to visit his HQ at JFC Naples,” Mojsilovi said. “Serbia is a reliable partner of NATO and we will continue to work together to promote stability in the Western Balkans.” He has a previous tie to the Alliance, as from 2013 to 2017 he served as the SERBIAN CHIEF VISITS JFC

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

mployment challenges for overseas spouses are now being tackled by the service secretaries. In a recent article published on, it was announced that the three service secretaries signed a memorandum to explore how to best enable spouses to find employment and maintain careers while at overseas bases. The investigating team will make recommendations to policies, programs and laws that would make employment for spouses overseas easier. An update to the service secretaries is expected by September 2019, with closing findings and recommendations completed by December 2019. For more information on the tri-service team and the memorandums released on important changes, such as re-licensure cost reimbursement for spouses, visit Speaking of employment challenges, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has commenced the Federal Employee Viewpoint (FEV) Survey. All civilian appropriated funds (APF) employees were sent an email invitation from OPM on May 13. The FEV Survey gives APF employees the opportunity to share opinions on job satisfaction, employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion. This is a chance to communicate how you feel about your job, and how leadership can improve your working environment. Follow-up emails will be sent until employees complete the survey, which closes on June 24. All survey responses will remain anonymous and confidential. Finally, as May comes to a close, we culminate Military Appreciation Month with Memorial Day. This federal holiday commemorates those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As we head into the long weekend, please be sure to keep yourselves and your families safe. As the Secretary of the Navy said in his 2019 Summer Safety message, we lost 21 of our fellow warriors last year between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to preventable mishaps. Please remain aware of your surroundings and mitigate risk as you enjoy this time with your family and friends. Additionally, remember that we are guests in this nation. Please respect our hosts by obeying all traffic laws, speed limits, and remaining vigilant while driving through residential areas. I look forward to seeing all of you safely back at work on Tuesday. 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.


PANORAMA Naval Support Activity Naples Italy Capt. Todd Abrahamson Commanding Officer Cmdr. Stephen Polk Executive Officer Lt. Jamie Moroney Public Affairs Officer MC2 Donavan Patubo Deputy Public Affairs Officer Teresa Merola Public Affairs/COMREL Specialist

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BASE NOTES May 25: Rafting Day Trip with Outdoor Recreation Enjoy the thrilling sound of rushing water and be immersed in the beauty of the river and countryside near Salerno. Take a rafting day trip with Outdoor Recreation on May 25. Trip is open to ages 12 and older (12-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult/legal guardian). Participants should be reasonably fit, able to swim and comfortable in cold water. For registration or details call DSN 6294947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. May 28: Monthly Family Game Night at Bambusa’s The USO, in collaboration with the NEX and Bambusa, will host an evening of fun family friendly games and trivia on May 28 from 6 to7:30 p.m. at Bambusa’s (meal not included). show up and have a chance to win great prizes. Registration not required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Now-May 28: Registration for Urban Krav Maga at the Fitness Forum Register for Urban Krav Maga selfdefense class from May 15-28. The session will be held May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fitness Forum onboard Support Site, and is open to those 14 years and older. A small fee is required. Register at the Fitness Forum. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604.

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May 30: Spin into Summer at Support Site Take MWR’s fun, outdoor spin-a-thon on May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. A small fee is required (comes with a swag bag). Register at Support Site Fitness Forum. Seats are limited. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. May 30: USO Monthly Taste of Home at the BEQ BBQ Pavilion USO will host a free barbecue for single and unaccompanied service members on May 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the BEQ Barbecue Pavilion at Support Site. If you are interested in donating your favorite homemade food dishes, drop them off at either USO office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 30. No registration required. For details email or call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Now-May 31: Registration for Third Annual Splash & Dash at Support Site Outdoor Pool Registration for the Third annual Splash & Dash is May 15-31 at the Support Site Fitness Forum or 9 a.m. at the event. The Splash & Dash will be held June 1 at 10 a.m. at the Support Site pool. There will be fun for all ages, including water balloon fun, and medals for the first 150 finishers. T-shirts will be available for purchase. A clean, dirtfree pair of shoes is required for all participants. For details call DSN 6296604 or Comm. 081-811-6604.

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Venice City Council Approves Strict New Regulations for Visitors Last week the Venice City Council approved new regulations for tourists visiting the lagoon city. Visitors caught snacking, sunbathing, lying down on benches, or sitting on steps of bridges risk being kicked out of the city and banned from returning. There will also be fines of up to 500 euro. Drinking alcohol on the street is not allowed between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. The regulations apply to the historic city center, the lagoon and all its islands, the Venice airport, train station, port and public transport. Eighth Napoli Bike Festival on June 2 The eighth edition of Napoli Bike Festival will take place on June 2 on the occasion of the Republic Day celebration. This year the ride will start from Piazza Municipio at 8:30 a.m., and it will cross the entire city up to the former NATO base located in Bagnoli. Here there will be bike staging areas with the best brands and dealers from the Campania region, music, food areas, competitions, workshops and much more. Game of Thrones Concerts Coming to Italy On July 13, for the first time in Italy, fans of Game of Thrones will be able to attend a live concert that will feature music of the great HBO TV saga. The concert “Gran Concerto della Barriera” is scheduled in three Italian cities: Cervere (near Cuneo), Florence and

Caserta. The Caserta stage will take place at the Belvedere of San Leucio. The Ensemble Symphony Orchestra is from Tuscany and is composed of more than 80 elements, including musicians and choir. The concert will be a tribute to the soundtrack of Game of Thrones. The concert will start at 9 p.m. Prices range from 60 to 25 euros. European Council Banning SingleUse Plastics Beginning in 2021 The European Council banned singleuse plastic like plates, cutlery and drinking straws starting in 2021. Cotton buds and sticks for balloons will also be banned. The new rules assured plastic bottle will be reduced by 90 percent by 2029. New ‘Flight of the Angel’ Along Amalfi Coast On May 23, it was announced that a new zip line will soon be installed between Furore and Conca dei Marini, two of the most beautiful places on the Amalfi coast. Bold tourists can strap on a secure harness rig, which is attached to a pulley system on the zip line, and allow them to fly through the air as they experience the thrill of the “Flight of the Angel” along the Amalfi Coast. City of Bari Listed in Top Five Destinations in Europe The city of Bari in the Puglia region is fifth in the list of the best destinations in Europe by the Lonely Planet 2019 guide. The city was chosen for its renovated historic center, the elegant theater and also for its lively night life, and above all for its boost in security on the street and cleaner beaches.


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. 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. 340973-3324 or visit or Facebook at VFW Post 12159-Monte Cassino (username: @NaplesVFW). USO Naples is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join their committee to make a difference in the community through special events and outreach. If interested, email USO Naples and Rome Director, Sabrina Pullido at Naples American Red Cross (ARC) needs volunteers. For details or to register for a CPR/First Aid class, call 081-5684788 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 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.

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HISTORY: USS SQUALUS SAILORS RESCUED From Navy History and Heritage Command

On May 24, 1939, 33 Sailors from the submarine USS Squalus (SS 192) were rescued after their boat sank off the coast of New Hampshire the day before. Squalus, named for a family of sharks, was a Sargo-class pre-war diesel-electric submarine, was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and commissioned on March 1, 1939. The 310-foot boat displaced 2,350 tons when submerged and was armed with eight 21-inch torpedo tubes, a 3-inch deck gun, and two .50caliber machine guns. Squalus was designed to travel at a speed of eight knots when submerged. Lt. Oliver F. Naquin, the boat’s captain, took Squalus to sea for trials, including dives, off the Isle of Shoals starting on May 12, 1939. After 18 eventless dives, Squalus made a test dive on the morning of May 23 with 56 sailors and three civilians inside her steel hull. Moments after the submarine went underwater, its main engine air induction valve failed and water poured into the boat’s aft engine room. The submarine sank stern first to the bottom, coming to rest keel down in 60 fathoms, or 240 feet. A traumatic flooding of the aft section of the Squalus quickly claimed the lives of 24 Sailors

and two civilians. That left thirty-two crewmembers and one civilian struggling for life in the forward compartments. To signal their distress, they sent up a marker buoy equipped with a telephone cable, and released red smoke bombs to the surface. After sighting the marker buoy, the Sculpin’s commander managed to speak with Naquin and confirm that there were survivors, even discussing rescue options before the communications cable parted. Now cut off from the world above, Squalus’ survivors spent a cold night trapped inside their submarine, beginning to suffer ill effects from chlorine gas leaking from the battery compartment. The following morning, the rescue ship USS Falcon (ASR 2) arrived and began lowering the new Momsen-McCann rescue chamber – a modified diving bell invented by Cmdr. Charles B. Momsen and improved by Lt. Cmdr. Allan Rockwell McCann. The device, manned by courageous deep-sea divers, made it possible to reach the crew. In three trips, the rescue chamber brought 26 men to the surface. After serious difficulty with tangled cables, the fourth trip finally rescued the last seven survivors in the dark hours before midnight on May 24, 39 hours after the sinking.

USS Squalus (SS 192). U.S. Navy photo

Divers made a fifth, especially dangerous descent to confirm that there were no survivors in the aft torpedo room compartment. A Herculean effort brought Squalus to the surface weeks later. The Navy raised the submarine and towed it to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on September 13, 1939. Following an investigation of the engine room compartments, the boat was formally decommissioned on November 15, 1939. Four of the Navy divers

received the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions to rescue the trapped men: William Badders, Orson L. Crandall, James H. McDonald, and John Mihalowski – for their part in the rescue of Squalus’s crew. The submarine was recommissioned in 1940 and was renamed Sailfish. With her new name, she was in port at Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fighting from the very first day of the war,

Sailfish completed a dozen war patrols and sank more than 45,000 tons of enemy shipping. Sailfish received nine battle stars for her service in the Pacific and also the Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance on her 10th patrol. Sailfish was decommissioned October 27, 1945, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. A year later Sailfish’s conning tower was dedicated as a war memorial at the shipyard November 11, 1946, during Armistice Day.

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ENERGY CONSERVATION Energy Efficiency Program is Impacting the Future of NSA Naples By Gennaro Gargiulo and Electrician 2nd Class Marvin J. Hernandez NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Joint Force Command International Food Fest U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Deak Childress (OF-4) of Joint Forces Command serves pulled pork at the JFC Naples International food festival in Lago Patria May 17. Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class (OR-4) Dan Charest, American Forces Network, Naples

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

● May 24: Vietri at Pottery Stores Trip, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Carpool – Meet outside first garage at Capo. ● May 29: Volunteer Orientation, noon to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● June 5: Old Stairs of Naples: Pedamentina, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carpool – Meet outside first garage at Capo. ● June 6: IA Discussion Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC. ● June 10-14: TGPS-Pre-Separation Workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● June 11: Easy Italian, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (1 of 3 sessions). ● June 11: Post-Deployment Brief, 1 to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● June 13: Hand Gestures Course, 10 to 11 a.m., - Support Site FFSC. ● June 13: Baby Boot Camp, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● June 13: Feed the Troops with USO, 11 a.m. to noon, SAPR – Capo Air Terminal. ● June 13: Ombudsman Assembly, 6 to 8 p.m., Support Site Library. All classes require registration.Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

Non-Active Duty Leisure Travel From USNH Naples Preventive Medicine

Are you a family member with upcoming travel arrangements? Do you have questions concerning vaccine recommendations and area-specific traveler’s health precautions? Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website – – for traveler’s health information, or download the CDC-sponsored TravWell app. Choose your destination to discover suggested traveler’s health information. Both resources provide valuable travel health information such as vaccine suggestions, disease precautions, and post-trip medical advice. Travelers seeking immunizations only may go directly to the Medical Home Port Immunizations Clinic at Support Site. Immunization Clinic hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon. For additional health concerns, feel free to consult your primary care manager via TRICARE Online Secure Messaging or visit the Travel Medicine Clinic which is available Wednesdays 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Support Site Hospital. For details call DSN 629-6000.

Starting at the end of May, Naval Support Activity Naples will undergo a large-scale construction project designed to increase our energy efficiency. The project, which is scheduled to take two years to complete, is estimated to save the base more than $40 million in utility costs over the course of its lifetime. Known as the Energy Savings Performance Contract or ESPC, the project has five main components: 1 - Upgrade / replace the existing Energy Management Control System that regulates temperatures in affected buildings. 2 - Replace all interior lighting to LED fixtures, including occupancy and dimming sensors. 3 - Install a new Tri-Generation plant which will produce electricity for Capodichino as well as hot and cold water for the Admin complex and C4I. 4 - Replace all faucets with new automatic low-flow water fixtures. 5 - Improve the data center cooling system in C4I. This construction contract has been awarded in a unique way – the contracting firm is responsible for all upfront construction costs. Then, on an annual basis over 20 years, the U.S. Navy will reimburse the contractor if, and only if, the expected utility savings are greater than the scheduled payment. PWD Naples is administering the construction project. But please be aware that a project of this magnitude will come with some temporary inconveniences to base personnel. The grass space closest to the East Parking Garage will be a storage area and main work area for the project, and you will observe greater than usual truck traffic on base. While the process of upgrading light fixtures and water fixtures is underway, building tenants will be notified prior to the SIEMENS contractor staff arriving to perform the installation. The inconvenience for this evolution should be fairly minimal, but we ask for your flexibility in making this happen. Once the construction of the Tri-Gen Plant is completed, the East Parking Garage area will look much different than today, as the plant will be constructed in the grassy area adjacent to the fuel pumps and water treatment plant. As always, the patience and understanding of Capodichino tenants is greatly appreciated. There have been many construction projects on the our base in the past to upgrade our facilities and infrastructure and your cooperation with this one will go a long way toward making NSA Naples even more energy resilient and efficient than it already is. For more information about the Energy Savings Performance Contract call Gennaro Gargiulo or Electrician 2nd Class Marvin J. Hernandez at DSN 626-1895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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Matt Klimoski “It’s important to remember the ultimate sacrifice people paid for us to have the freedoms we have.”

Spc. Zachary Olson “There are so many people who have died for our country. It’s important to take time to remember their sacrifice.”

Terri Brunacci “I think about all those brave soldiers, those heroes, women and men that gave up their lives for our democracy, so that we can live better, have choices, and lead the world. It’s important that we never forget that.”

LN2 Merry Egaran “I’m a third generation service member so for me it’s really important because we can never really thank those who served before us, but we should at least take the time to honor them for the sacrifices they made.”

Dave Van Lanen “It’s an important day to spend time with the family and reflect back on the sacrifices that were made to make our country great”

NATO Maritime Command Changes Leadership From Allied Maritime Command Public Affairs

Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) conducted a change of command ceremony May 20 at Northwood Headquarters in the United Kingdom to mark the change of senior leadership at the command. General Tod D. Wolters, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, presided over the ceremony as Vice Admiral Keith E. Blount, CB OBE FRAeS assumed Command of Allied Maritime Command from Vice Admiral Sir Clive Johnstone, KBE CE who led NATO’s only standing Maritime Component Command since October 2015. Vice Admiral Johnstone reflected on his time at MARCOM, noting, "We’ve changed the very heart of NATO. At MARCOM and right across the maritime enterprise, we now focus on operations.” Continuing on,

he highlighted that working together, Allied navies produce an incredible force of ships, submarines and aircraft on active tasks for NATO, providing a present and capable force for the defense of all Alliance members. During Vice Admiral Johnstone’s tenure, MARCOM, through collaboration with Allied Navies, and by building a network of maritime stakeholders, led operations and exercises across the region that have both demonstrated and sharpened the credible capability of NATO and its Allied Navies. The diverse staff of MARCOM, in concert with the maritime network, helps NATO to anticipate issues and work to address them. As part of the NATO Command Structure Adaptation, MARCOM is being augmented, reorganized and empowered to lead robust maritime operations theatre-wide, The new MARCOM is always NATO’s Maritime Theatre

Change of Command Ceremony for Allied Maritime Command, May 20, 2019 in Northwood, United Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Allied Maritime Command Public Affairs

Component Commander (MTCC) and when called upon and serves as a Maritime Component Commander (MCC) for specific operations. MARCOM has been recognized as the central hub for NATO maritime operations, playing a key role in the Alliance’s deterrent posture at sea, commanding NATO’s

maritime forward presence, coordinating Allied maritime assets and expanding the agility and usability of the Standing Naval Forces. Over the last three years, MARCOM has driven the reform of Standing Naval Force deployments, increasing flexibility and adaptability in ship schedules to meet the emerging and

often short-notice requirements of NATO and Nations. Vice Admiral Blount is assuming command at a transformative time for MARCOM and NATO and will lead MARCOM as it takes on full operational capability as NATO’s Maritime Theater Component Commander.

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MORE THE INSIDE PAGE The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email

Chief of Serbian Armed Forces General Milan Mojsilović visited Allied Joint Force Command Naples in Lago Patria May 15, 2019. JFC Naples Commander, American Navy Admiral James J. Foggo hosted the visit. Photo by French Navy Maitre (OR-7) Sebastian Laurent, JFC Naples Public Affairs.


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Head of the Military Representative Office in the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO. Mojsilovi advanced from the lowest soldier’s rank to the rank of General of the Serbian Armed Forces. He performed duties from platoon leader to the commander of a service of the Serbian

Armed Forces, mainly on command and operational posts in the commands and units. JFC Naples’ mission is to prepare for, plan, and conduct military operations in order to preserve the peace, security, and territorial integrity of Alliance member states and freedom of the seas and economic lifelines throughout the Supreme Allied Commander Europe’s Area of

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. 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. 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 6265249. 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. NATO Lions Rugby: International Rugby Club is open to all interested players – men, women and children (5-12). Men’s rugby is Part of the Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and is contact rugby. Practice is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Joint Force Command at Lago Patria. Women’s tag rugby practice is every Monday 5:30 p.m. at JFC. Children’s tag rugby practice is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at JFC (January through April). For details call Mickael Pierrin or David Taylor at Comm. 081-721-3222/3682 or visit our Facebook pages at NATO Lions RFC (Naples, Italy); NATO Lionesses Tag Rugby; or NATO Lion Cubs Tag Rugby.

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, May 24 5:30 p.m. Breakthrough, PG 6 p.m. Aladdin, PG 8 p.m. Avengers Endgame, PG-13 9 p.m. Pet Sematary, R Saturday, May 25 3 p.m. Aladdin, PG 4 p.m. Ugly Dolls, PG 5:30 p.m. Aladdin, PG 6 p.m. Little, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Avengers Endgame, PG-13 9 p.m. The Curse of La Llorona, R Sunday, May 26 3 p.m. Aladdin, PG 4:30 p.m. POKEMON Detective Pikachu, PG 6 p.m. Avengers Endgame, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Hellboy (2019), R Monday, May 27 3 p.m. Aladdin, PG 4 p.m. Ugly Dolls, PG 6 p.m. Pet Sematary, R 7 p.m. Avengers Endgame, PG-13 Tuesday, May 28 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, May 29 5:30 p.m. POKEMON Detective Pikachu, PG 6:30 p.m. Aladdin, PG 7:30 p.m. SHAZAM!, PG-13 Thursday, May 30 5:30 p.m. Ugly Dolls, PG 6:30 p.m. Avengers Endgame, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Hellboy (2019), R

Aladdin (2019) Premiere PG, Adventure-Comedy-Family, 128 min. Cast: Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Billy Magnussen,Mena Massoud and Alan Tudyk. A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Avengers: Endgame PG-13, Action-Adventure-Fantasy. 181 min. Cast: Brie Larson, Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Tessa Thompson and Scarlett Johansson. After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. Breakthrough (2019) PG, Biography-Drama, 116 min. Cast: Topher Grace, Chrissy Metz, Marcel Ruiz, Josh Lucas and Dennis Haysbert. When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. The Curse of La Llorona R, Horror-Mystery-Thriller, 93 min. Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez,Roman Christou and Jaynee-

Lynne Kinchen. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Hellboy (2019) R, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 120 min. Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Mark Stanley and Brian Gleeson. Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Little PG-13, Comedy-Fantasy-Romance, 109 min. Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley and Tracee Ellis Ross. A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Pet Sematary (2019) R, Horror-Mystery-Thriller, 101 min. Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jet Laurence and Hugo Lavoie. Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon

discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. POKEMON Detective Pikachu PG, Action-Adventure-Comedy, 104 min. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith and Bill Nighy. In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. SHAZAM! Last Showing PG-13, Action-Adventure-Fantasy, 132 min. Cast: Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Mark Strong and Jack Dylan Grazer. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-yearold foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. Ugly Dolls Premiere PG, Animation,-dventure-Comedy, 87 min. Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Mone, Pitbull and Blake Shelton. An animated adventure in which the freespirited Ugly Dolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

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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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. 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 gerborechris@hotmail. com 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 626-2871or 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 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.

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email 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. 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. Catholic Women Of The Chapel meets monthly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for prayer, fellowship, and learning. Child care provided. We also meet Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Rosary and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for bible study. For details email or visit Catholic Women of the Chapel - NSA Naples, Italy on Facebook. Filipino-American Association of Naples, Italy meets at 5 p.m. the second and last Thursday of every month at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details call Melygil Non at DSN 626-1690 or Comm. 081-568-1690, or visit Fil-Am Naples, Italy on Facebook. 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.

The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, visit the USMRASI at or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315. The Naples Christian Homeschool Association meets every month to support families who have chosen to educate their own children. We offer weekly park/pool days, a moms’ night out and field trips to explore Bella Napoli and beyond. For details email Natalie Mack at Meditation Sitting Group meets on Mondays begins at 6 p.m. at the Support Site Chapel. Participation is free and newcomers are welcome. For details call the Chapel at DSN 629-4600. University of Oklahoma Graduate Degrees The University of Oklahoma offers the master of human relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For details call the OU office at DSN: 6266672 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 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 081-568-1749. 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. 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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Spring training was also an efficient way to determine each new swimmer’s abilities and whether he/she would be not only ready for competitive season, but also for the rigorous demands of training to achieve European Forces Swim League (EFSL) standards. Swim team participants were appreciative of the training’s more relaxed atmosphere and welcomed the opportunity to make new friends and perfect their stroke techniques. With a successful spring training session behind them, the Naples Tiger Sharks are already gearing up for the next season. Registration for the summer swim program, began this past Monday and will run through July 20th. The summer swim program begins July 8th as the Naples Tiger Sharks prepare for their first meet of the competitive season on September 14th against the Sigonella Swordfish and the Lakenheath Barracudas. The Summer Swim program will unfold over seven weeks between the Support Site pool and Capodichino pool, with a break the week of the 12th of August for a special swim camp highlighted with coaching by USA Olympic Swimmer, Swim Coach and Motivational Speaker Josh Davis. This will be the second year in a row that Josh Davis will meet with the Naples Tiger Sharks to share his experience and words of wisdom with the team members and coaching staff. The Naples Tiger Sharks are currently recruiting swimmers of all ages for the 2019-2020 competitive season to help us win our fourteenth consecutive title as EFSL Southern Division Champions. For more information about joining the Naples Tiger Sharks swim team, our summer swim program, or the Josh Davis Camp, visit us on the web at, or on our Facebook page @naplestigersharks. To schedule a swim evaluation please email Chris Roll at or call DSN 626-4546.



and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, said. “Through our collaborative efforts in missile defense training, preparation, and execution, we remain ready to collectively defend Europe and our interests throughout the region.” Ships from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in more than a dozen successful live-fire and simulated engagements against subsonic, supersonic, and ballistic targets. “Improving interoperability between our NATO allies and partners in an IAMD environment is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Defense,” Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said. “The Missile Defense Agency was proud to support the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet and our NATO partner nations in the successful execution of Formidable Shield 2019.” As commander of Combined Task GroupIntegrated Air and Missile Defense (CTG-IAMD), U.S. Navy Capt. Shanti Sethi directed the force using NATO command-andcontrol reporting structures, aided by a multinational staff, from the Danish flagship, HDMS Absalon (L 16). “Formidable Shield allowed us to train together as a multinational force to provide capable, credible deterrence against aggression,” Sethi said. “There is no substitute for actually operating together to integrate our defenses against real targets in the air and space.” Among the national ‘firsts’ completed during the exercise included the first engagement of a supersonic target by an Aster-15 air

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Chance Vaughan, from Houston, Texas, directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 off the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during exercise Formidable Shield 19, May 16, 2019. Formidable Shield is designed to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire integrated air and missile defense environment, using NATO command and control reporting structures. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV

defense missile, which was fired from the French frigate Bretagne (D 655), and the Royal Canadian Navy’s successful engagement of a supersonic target with an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile. Guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) conducted simultaneous defensive scenarios by utilizing a Standard Missile (SM)-2 engagement while tracking space and atmospheric targets. During a different event, guidedmissile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conducted a SM-3 engagement with a simulated ballistic missile target while concurrently engaging Hebrides Range-launched ‘Firejet’ targets with SM-2 missiles. This demonstrated the capability of the newest Aegis Baseline in a full IAMD scenario. NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence Operations Centre at the Alliance’s Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, provided command and control during engagements, while patrol aircraft and NATO AWACS surveillance aircraft provided aerial over-watch and ensured that the airspace is clear. U.S. Air Force F-16

Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron in Spangdahlem, Germany, were designated as “opposition forces” and fired supersonic AQM-37D aerial targets during several exercise scenarios. In total, 13 ships, more than 10 aircraft, and approximately 3,300 personnel from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, participated in Formidable Shield 2019. This biennial exercise series is next scheduled to commence in 2021. STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly deployable headquarters that provides scalable command and control across the full spectrum of the alliance’s fundamental security tasks. As part of that mission, STRIKFORNATO is responsible for integrating U.S. naval and amphibious forces into NATO operations. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.


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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.

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 June 6, 2019 Recreation Aid (Fitness), Ua-0189-07, ANN#62588295366-AG, Full Time Permanent. If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 6265409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the CHR services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, a CHR Representative is available for the bi-weekly “Meet & Greet” at the NSA, Support Site Base, Navy Exchange Food Court area from 8-9 a.m. Please feel free to come by, pick up a copy of a vacancy announcement that you may be interested in applying for, or ask questions. If the CHR representative is unable to provide you a response, he/she will bring the question back to the CHR office and you will be provided an answer or a call back the same day. The next “Meet & Greet” is to be determined.



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

Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: https://www.cnic. regions/cnreurafswa/about/job_openings.html – The necessary application forms are also available on line. For questions please call 081-568- 4164/2505/5612/ 8202. The applications may be emailed to NAFPersonnel@ NSA

Recreation Aid (Lifeguard) NF-0189-01 EUR19-109R. Multiple Flexible, Aquatics Division; Carney Park and Support Site. Job Summary: This position is located in the Aquatic branch, Recreation Division, Recreation Services Department of the Naval Support Activity Naples. The incumbent serves as a lifeguard at NAVSUPPACT swimming pools and is responsible for ensuring patron safety and maintaining the cleanliness of the pool and its environments. Closing Date: May 28, 2019. Recreation Assistant, NF0189-01, ANN#19-072R6, Flexible, MWR Gaeta, Italy. Job Summary: This position is located within the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Naval Support Activity Naples, Department, Gaeta, Fleet Recreation Center. The purpose of this position is to provide professional support to the comprehensive program of recreational Fleet and Family Readiness opportunities for U.S. Navy active duty, homeport ship, retired military, DOD Civilians, DOD contractors and their family members, visiting ships and guests. Closing Date: June 5, 2019. Food Service Worker, NA7408-02, ANN#19-055R9 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: June 12, 2019. CYP Assistant, CY-170201/02, ANN#19-152R, RFT, CYP SS CDC Naples. Job Summary: The purpose of the CYP Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from six weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. Closing Date: June 4, 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 appli-

cation visit: https://www. – 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. The Navy Exchange currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and our website for upcoming announcements and job openings.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES USO Naples Seeking Center Operations Specialist Are you an enthusiastic, organized, and dynamic individual who would love to give back to America’s Troops and their families? USO is hiring a Center Operations Specialist. Duties include meet, greet, welcome and assist visiting guests and maintain operation of the USO Center at both Support Site and Capodichino. Visit to view the full job description and apply. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. 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

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June 3, 7: 2019 Leadership Symposium The 2019 Leadership Symposium will be held in the Capo Theater, June 3 and 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This symposium will bring out passionate speakers to discuss the deeper nuances of their leadership success and lessons they have learned. The event is intended to be a departure stylistically from traditional leadership forums and is intended for both the officer and enlisted community as most topics address concepts that are rooted in inter-personal and leadership arenas. Following the symposium, our customer service rates are invited to attend a networking and growth meeting held by the coordinators of the symposium. For details email or call DSN 626-3753 or Comm. 081-568-3753. June 3-July 1: Introduction to Archery with Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation is hosting four, one-hour archery lessons with a FITARCO-qualified instructor. Lessons include: (Level 1) Introduction to Barebow shooting, (Level 2) Introduction of the Olympic-style shooting with a sight, and (Level 3) Introduction to the use of the stabilizer and clicker. Register no later than five days before the first class. For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. June 13: Water Safety Day at the Support Site Pool Bring your kids to learn about water safety on June 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. Lifeguards will provide information to help your kids learn the do’s and don’ts of being around water. Swim instructors will assess your children for upcoming swim lesson levels. For details visit and click on “Aquatics” or call DSN 626-4264 or Comm. 081-568-4264.

MORE BASE NOTES Now-June 15: Free Tax Filing with VITA Center Services The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center will assist service members, DoD employees, retirees and their families until June 15. VITA Volunteers will provide free assistance in filing your returns both at the Capodichino Library and Support Site at the Fleet and Family Center. The service is by appointment only. For details or registration email or call DSN 626-4576 or Comm. 081568-4576. June 22: Movies Under the Stars at Carney Park Enjoy “Movies Under the Stars” beginning June 22 at 9:30 p.m. (or after sunset) at Carney Park. The kick off movie will be “Field of Dreams. Viewers are invited to bring camping chairs and blankets. Movies are free. July and August dates and movie titles are available at https://www. mmunity-recreation/carney-park. For details call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. July 5-7: Softball Tournament at Carney Park Calling all male and female teams for the Softball Tournament that will be held at Carney Park on July 5-7. A coaches meeting will be held on July 5 at 6 p.m. at Carney Park. Register at Intramural Sports. Stay overnight at the park by reserving a cabin through Outdoor Recreation by calling Comm. 081-526-1579. For details call DSN 629-6258 or Comm. 081-811-6258.

Now-July 31: Naples Area Fire Warden Training Fire Warden Training is an annual requirement, and requires each building and secured space to have a primary and alternate assigned and trained Fire Warden. Attendees only need to attend and pass one of the classes to become a Fire Warden. Classes onboard Capodichino will be held in Bldg. 415 (Air Terminal), second floor conference room 10 to 11 a.m. on the following dates: April 24; May 8 and 22; June 5 and 19; and July 3, 17 and 31. Classes onboard Support Site will be held at the Fire Station from 9 to 10 a.m. on the following dates: April 23 and May 21. Personnel assigned as a fire warden must have at least 12 months left on their orders, access to ESAMS, and a fire warden appointment letter on file with the NSA Naples Fire Prevention office. For details and appointment letters email Inspector Don Warnick or Inspector Giovanni Domizio at mil or call DSN 629-4488 or 6262668. Aug. 1-4; 6-9: Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) We are accepting applications for volunteers to assist in a two-phase program that promotes team building, goal setting and increased selfconfidence for our 9 to 12 year olds. Volunteer for an eight-day summer program and/or monthly youth mentoring program. DEFY Summer Leadership Program will run from August 1 to 4 and August 6 to 9, 2019. For details email BMC Stevens at or call DSN 626-3079; or email YN1


Smith at or call DSN 626-2967. School Lunch Prices Increase School Year 2019-2020 The school meal program offers meals in accordance with the USDA nutrition standards. Student meals will increase this upcoming school year. Elementary lunch meals are priced at $3.25 and Middle/High meals are priced at $3.50. Pre-payments to your child’s meal account can be made at with credit cards, debit cards, or e-checks. . This online portal allows you to make payments 24/7 from the comfort of your own home or from your smart phone. My Payments Plus also provides payments confirmations, low balance alerts, and transaction history of student purchases. Pre-payments can also be made at the NEX Customer Service Desk in the NEX mall. For details call the NEX at Comm. 081-813-5372. Apply for Free and Reduced Meals There is a free and reduced price meal program for families in need of financial assistance. To qualify, complete an application and return to your local School Liaison Officer at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). Applications can be found at Naples Community Schools, FFSC, and at https://www. Be sure to complete the entire application as incomplete applications are unable to be approved. Any previously approved applicants are required to reapply each school year. All accounts will be deleted within 30 days of the new school year. Applications do not transfer from other schools, any new student to Naples must reapply. For details email or call DSN 629-6549 or Comm. 081811-6549.


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Origins of Memorial Day From NSA Public Affairs

Each Memorial Day, on the last Monday of May, the nation honors those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. More than two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. In May 1966 President Lyndon Johnson settled that argument by declaring Waterloo, N.Y., as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and a desire to honor the fallen Soldiers from both sides of the war. It was officially proclaimed a holiday on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he wrote. That date, which was originally referred to as Decoration Day, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any

particular battle, and because it was thought that flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge that day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I, when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. When Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law in 1968, the observance of Memorial Day was changed from May 30 to the last Monday in May. To ensure the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, President Bill Clinton signed “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” in December 2000, which designates at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day as the National Moment of Remembrance, in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.

upcoming uSO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903

TOurS OpEN TO BOTh u.S. MiLiTary aND NaTO i.D. CarD hOLDErS

May 25:A Day in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €35 May 26:The Island of Procida . . . . . . . . . . . . €78 May 27:Pirate’s Cruise in the Bay of Naples . €90 June 1: Pompeii & Wine Tasting Lunch . . . . €55 June 7: Wine & Dine in a Cave. . . . . . . . . . . €55 June 8: Positano and Amalfi by Boat . . . . . . €64 June 9: Hiking the Path of the Gods . . . . . . . €43 June 14:Beach Day in Gaeta . . . . . . . . . . . . . €29 June 15:Positano and Amalfi by Boa . . . . . . . 64 Wine tasting tours are for adults only

EXTENDED TOURS May 25-27: Memorial Day at Beach Resort. . . . . . €219 July 4-7: 4th of July Weekend in Malta . . . . . . . €485 July 18-25: Greek Island of Zakynthos . . . . . . . . . €849 Oct. 11-14: Columbus Day in Prague . . . . . . . . . . €499 Oct 29-Nov 2: Halloween in Transylvania . . . . . . . €910 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, available are naples/newsroom/panorama/ (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-5685112 (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 E 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.

In the event of an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Emergency Dispatch Center at 081-568-4911 or 5911.(On-Base Dial 9-1-1) For non-emergency assistance, call 081-568-5638

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



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