Panorama October 4, 2019

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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

64th year, No. 37

Friday, October 4, 2019

NSA Naples Signs Joint Forces Base Defense Plan with Italian Air Force UMUC Officially Changes Name to UMGC New Name Same Mission From UMGC

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Abrahamson (left) and Italian Base Commander (IBC) Col. Stefano Ferramondo (right) signed a Joint Forces Base Defense Plan (JDP) on September 25 to better collaborate on Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection. SEE PAGE 11. Photo courtesy of Italian Airforce

Strong Season Start for Naples Tiger Sharks in Sigonella By Solange Markvart

It is a brand-new competitive season for the Naples Tiger Sharks swim team. The 2019-2020 team is starting the season with 73 swimmers of all ages and levels and is comprised of mostly new swimmers, with a few returning faces from previous seasons. The new team is very eclectic, and swimmers are eager to learn from a mostly new coaching staff as well; training debuted at the Capodichino pool on September 3 with practices in the early morning and

late evening for the most advanced group and in the afternoon for the beginner and intermediate groups. Swimmers adjusted quite nicely to the demands of an intensive training schedule that is geared mainly toward Long Distance Championships taking place at the end of November in Bruges, Belgium, while also focusing on shorter distances to compete in the multiple meets leading up to the short distance Champs at the end of the season. TIGER SHARKS

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Naples Tiger Sharks swimmer, Chloe Markvart (10), swimming a strong breaststroke to take first place in her age group during the first swim meet of the 2019 season in Sigonella. Photo by Naples Tiger Sharks Team Photographer

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After months of planning and preparation, University of Maryland University College officially changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on September 30. Current and future students can now find information about the college at along with news updates and course information. UMGC Senior Vice President and Chief Enrollment and Marketing Officer Erika Orris explained that the new name – the product of careful research – better communicates the college’s commitment to bringing higher education to working adults everywhere, no matter where life takes them. Many people we asked seem to think the new name sounds better, too. Further technical updates including classroom, student portals, and email addresses will continue into 2020. Updates and changes will be made public as soon as these are available. UMGC remains the largest online public university in the nation with more than 140 locations around the world – UMUC OFFICIALLY

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

The Navy’s Birthday is approaching! To celebrate, NSA Naples is hosting the Navy Birthday Ball this year with Admiral James Foggo as the guest speaker on October 26. This is an event that you don’t want to miss, so make sure you purchase your tickets by the October 18 deadline. The ball celebrates our rich naval heritage which started on October 13, 1775, when the Continental Congress established a naval force, hoping that a small fleet of privateers could attack British commerce and offset British sea power. October 13, 2019, will mark the Navy’s 244th birthday. We will be holding a birthday celebration in the Capodichino courtyard at 9 a.m. on October 8. This year we will focus on honoring the heroism and action during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, demonstrating the Navy’s critical role in our nation’s defense. Leyte Gulf, lasting three days, was the largest sea battle in modern history and gives today’s Sailors multiple examples of heroism in action as we again face great power competition. From October 23-25, the U.S. Navy’s goal was to take back the Philippines from Japan and secure their hold in the Pacific theatre. What ensued was multiple, smaller, widelyseparated engagements that made up the larger Battle of Leyte Gulf around the Philippine islands. While there were several lessons to learn, losses and defeats, the Battle of Leyte Gulf had one common thread: heroism in action. The Sailors’ service in harm’s way ultimately led to Japan’s defeat. The service of our World War II shipmates cemented the Navy’s legacy: there is no higher honor than to serve and to do so in harm’s way. Sailors today carry on this legacy of toughness, initiative, integrity, and accountability. We all have the ability to work on our initiative and accountability by observing and participating in Energy Awareness Month! The theme across the region is “Every Action Has an Impact.” There is no sharp line between shore and forward deployed operations anymore. What we do in our facilities helps – or hurts – our missions. During the month of October, the best way to contribute is taking that extra second to proactively be smart about the energy and water use around us and eliminate waste where we see it. There are some very simple things you can do to help: take the stairs instead of the elevator, turn out the lights if you’re the last one leaving the office, turn the thermostat down to 49°C (120°F), and more. So whether you are military or civilian, American or local national, employee or family member, adult or young person, it doesn’t matter – If you live, work or recreate on one of our bases, you play a role in conserving energy and water in order to support our missions. October also marks Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Domestic violence is a community health issue that needs to be addressed. If you or you know someone who is suffering from domestic abuse there are various resources available: ● National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, or TDY 1-800-787-3224 ● Fleet and Family Support Program ● Military One Source: 1-800-342-9647 or ● Center for Disease Control: As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on:

BASE NOTES Oct. 4: Gaeta DoDEA Schools Meet and Greet Gaeta parents are invited to meet NSA Naples DoDEA School leaders on October 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gaeta Fleet Recreation Center. Naples Elementary School Principal Christopher Beane, Naples Middle High School Principal Fredo Ontiveros, a Transportation Representative and the School Liaison Officer will answer questions, share ideas and address concerns. For details email or call DSN 6296549 or Comm. 081-811-6549. Oct. 5: Trekking Day Trip on Mt. Faito Outdoor Recreation is hosting one of the most beautiful hikes along the Amalfi Coast at Mount Faito on October 5. This day trek is open to hikers ages 15 and older. Cost includes round-trip transportation, which will depart from Support Site at 7:45 a.m., along with the hiking guide. For registration or details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Oct. 5: Motorcycle Workshop Make sure your bike is ready for the road at the drop-in Motorcycle Workshop on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center. Tools are provided. Open to ages 13 and older (13-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian). To register call DSN 6294971 or Comm. 081-811-49671. Oct. 5: Captain’s Cup Volleyball Season Begins The 2019 Captain’s Cup Volleyball season kicks off at the Support Site Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m. The Beach Volleyball Tournament will be held at Carney Park October 5 to 6 beginning at 10 a.m. For details call DSN 629-6528 or Comm. 081-811-6528. Oct. 6: Waffle Sunday USO Naples will host a free waffle breakfast with refreshments for our NSA Naples community members on October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Support

Site Community Center. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Oct. 7, 21, 28 and Nov. 4: Archery Range Shooting Join Outdoor Recreation for archery range shooting at the Teen Center gymnasium on October 7, 21, 28 and November 4. All sessions are 7 to 8 p.m. Cost covers the sessions and equipment. Sessions are supervised by an MWR staff member, however, a FITARCO instructor is available at extra cost. This program is open to ages 10 and older (10-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times). For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Oct. 8: Physical Therapy Open House October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month and U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will host an in-house seminar on functional movement training on October from 3 to 4 the Physical Therapy Department. Professionals in this field work to empower individuals to safely move and feel better. They utilize a combination of education, hands-on treatment, and supervised exercise to teach proper movement and activity behaviors so that patients can participate in activities they want or need to do. This rehabilitative care can be applied across the lifespan and is a vital component of any healthcare team, particularly in the military setting where physical dysfunction and pain are most common. All are invited to attend. For details call DSN 6296183 or Comm. 081-811-6183. Oct. 9: 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 October 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Support Site Community Center. Activities, crafts and snacks are included. Limited availability; in-person registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903.

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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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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.

Students from Scuola Beneventano Middle School in Ottaviano (NA) Tour NSA Naples Middle school students from Scuola Beneventano in Ottaviano (NA) pose for a group photo in front of an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during a tour of U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) at Capodichino on September 27. Their tour – led by NSA Naples Public Affairs Community Relations Specialist Teresa Merola – included the chapel, library, gym, food court, fire department, air terminal and USO. Thanks to all the department heads involved, the students who were very enthusiastic, learned a lot about the U.S. Navy here in Naples. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrea B. Rumple

ITALIAN NEWS BRIEFS prosecution in history. Falcone and Borsellino were assassinated for their efforts in 1992, but Buscetta continued collaborating with the authorities. He also testified at the so-called Baccala’Re 2019 Returning to Naples Pizza Connection Trial in the United States, The third edition of Baccala’Re 2019 will return to the waterfront in Naples from Oc- explaining how the Sicilian mafia would traftober 3-6. The cod fish, rich in proteins with fic drugs abroad and launder the profits via small businesses, many of them pizza parlors. high nutritional value, is the king of this His cooperation on the case allowed him to great street event. For the first time, there move to the United States under the witness will be 11 starred chefs from the Campania protection program, where he remained until region who will cook their specialties based his death from cancer in 2000 at the age of on excellent high quality cod fish. 71. The Oscar nominations are set to be anCancer Rates Drop in Italy nounced on January 13 ahead of the cereThe Italian Association of Medical Oncology mony for the Academy Awards on February 9. Italy reported that – for the first time – the Pompeii Archaeological Park number of new cancer cases in Italy had Installs New Security Measures dropped. The report said that over one million people in Italy have fully recovered after Security at Pompeii Archaeological Park will be tightened with the activation of a being diagnosed with cancer. Breast cancer new entry checkpoint at Piazza Anfiteatro. is the most common form of cancer in Italy, An initial check will take place at the entry the report stated. gates to detect any potentially dangerous ‘Il Traditore’ Selected as Best Foreignmaterials. Visitors will then follow a ropedLanguage Film at 2020 Oscars off path toward a second checkpoint where Italy has selected the movie “Il Traditore” they and their bags will be scanned with se(The Traitor) to represent the next best forcurity machines in the presence of specialeign-language film at the 2020 Oscars. The ized armed guards. Self-service ticket movie stars Pierfrancesco Favino as Tommachines will be available at the entrance to maso Buscetta, the first Sicilian mafia boss to speed up visitor entry. These new prevention turn himself in as a State witness. He reand control systems will work with those alvealed crucial details of the workings of the ready in use, along with surveillance and Cosa Nostra criminal organization. His testi- video surveillance of the excavation site, to mony helped Falcone and Borsellino prosecu- help the Pompeii Archaeological Park become an increasingly secure and protected tors to sentence more than 300 criminals at Italy’s biggest and most successful anti-mafia archaeological area. COMPILED BY TERESA MEROLA NSA NAPLES PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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 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 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 American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email NMCRS Uniform Locker The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Uniform Locker has FREE new and gently used uniforms and uniform items for all active-duty service members. The Uniform Locker is located on board Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (next to the gym and American Red Cross), and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details call DSN 6263913 or Comm. 081-568-3913.

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On October 7, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law, a bill required that women be allowed into the service academies. The new bill, Public Law 94-106, mandated that the United States’ military academies – including the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland – had to begin admitting women in the fall of 1976 (for the class of 1980). “The secretaries of the military departments concerned shall take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to insure that (1) female individuals shall be eligible for appointment and admission to the service academy concerned, beginning with appointment to such academy for the class beginning in the calendar year 1976, and (2) the academic and other relevant standards required for appointment, admissions, training, graduation, commissioning of female individuals shall be the same as those required for male individuals, except for those minimum essential adjustments in such standards required because of physiological differences between male and female individuals.” Founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy,

George Bancroft, the Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis. Throughout its history, the Navy has seen dramatic changes: It has moved from a small fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high-tech fleet with nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships and supersonic aircraft. The academy has changed, too, giving midshipmen the up-to-date academic and professional training they need to be effective naval officers in their assignments after graduation. Among the most dramatic of these changes took place 131 years after the Naval Academy was founded – in the summer of 1976, our country’s bicentennial – when that first group of 81 women marched through the doors at the academy to become plebes or first year cadets. This full integration of the service academies required much forethought and preparation to ensure that the incoming female cadets would have the same experiences and opportunities as their male counterparts. Two days after Ford signed the bill, Naval Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. Kinnaird R. McKee announced that eligible women could enter Annapolis that

summer to graduate in the Class of 1980. For some months academy officials had been aware of the law, and they had been closely following the progress of the bill as it made its way through Congress. Meanwhile they had been – over several months – quietly developing plans for the admission of women to the academy. By the time the women showed up at Annapolis, changes to living and athletic facilities were completed, and officers and upper-class midshipmen were appropriately briefed on how to handle the new class of midshipmen. A number of highly qualified candidates were appointed from among the many female nominations, and academy officials moved forward to adhere to fulfill the spirit as well as the letter of the congressional mandate. McKee said that the admission of women would not change the academy’s overall training mission. Women would be required to attend the same curriculum and meet the same standards as their male counterparts. For example, he said classroom and dress blue uniforms would be identical to the men’s uniforms, with the exception of the hats. The women would also be addressed as “midshipman,” since that term is a Navy rank vs. a physical description. In addition to taking the same curriculum as the men, women would be required to compete in intramural and varsity

A female midshipman receives instructions in the handling of a 30 caliber M1 rifle, Plebe summer, July 1976. This was the first class of female midshipmen to enter the Naval Academy. U.S. Navy photo

sports with the exception of contact sports such as football, lacrosse, wrestling, rugby and boxing. In place of boxing and wrestling women would be required to have personal defense course that included judo, karate and physical conditioning. Eighty-one women entered the academy the summer of 1976. By the end of four years, 55 had made it through the rigorous academic and physical program at the academy and were commissioned as ensigns in the Navy. Today, Women comprise

more than 20 percent of entering plebes. Women now serve in every rank from seamen to admiral, and hold nearly every job from naval aviator to deep-sea diver. Nineteen percent of the Navy’s enlisted force are women, including eight percent of all senior and master chiefs. Eighteen percent of the officer force and 11 percent of all admirals are comprised of women. In the Navy’s civilian workforce, 27 percent are women and 26 percent are Senior Executive Service members.

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

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, detachment one, conducts in-port flight operations with command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Port of Gaeta, September 23, 2019. Photo by NSA Naples Public Affairs

USS Mount Whitney and HSC-28 Complete In-Port Flight Operations By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Barnes

For the first time in six years, the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducted in-port flight operations in Gaeta, Italy, September 23, 2019. The in-port flight operation coordination included Mount Whitney, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, HSC-28, Italian Navy, Italian Air Force, Italian coast guard, Centro Operativo Interforze, and officials from the city of Gaeta. “We are very thankful to the Italian authorities for giving us this opportunity to reestablish our air born logistics operations,” USS Mount Whitney Commanding Officer Capt. Cassidy Norman said. “Going forward, this will allow us to use this capability to greatly expand the logistics capabilities of the Mount Whitney.” During the operations, a MH60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSC-28 conducted multiple takeoffs from the flight deck of Mount Whitney, enabling pilots the opportunity to practice ship landing evolutions. “The process of setting up in-port flight operations has been in the works for several years,” HSC-28 Detachment One Officer in Charge Lt. Cmdr. Alex Harrell said. “It requires submitting our request at an annual Joint Military Conference (JMC), where we work with our Italian counterparts to discuss our current operations and promulgate our desired operations for the next year. We are extremely grateful to the city of Gaeta for allowing us to pursue this evolution.” NSA Naples Detachment Gaeta Officer

in Charge Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Alcock reinforced the importance of working with Italian hosts to improve interoperability. “We received outstanding support and guidance from the Italian Base Commander here in Gaeta, Corvette Comandante Francesco Brengola,” Alcock said. The process of landing in-port versus at sea brought some interesting challenges to the flight crew of HSC-28. “The differences of approaching a ship in-port vice at sea predominantly has to do with the relative winds that are provided over the flight deck. At sea, the ship has the capability to turn the ship and position the winds in a more optimal direction for landing on board,” Harrell said. “Another unique factor when landing pier side is maneuvering the aircraft for its approach to avoid obstacles or minimize its impact on the surrounding property… we take precautions to avoid overflying personnel, boats, and structures at low altitudes, which, in turn, results in a different approach than when underway at sea.” The capability to conduct in-port helicopter operations on the Mount Whitney provides a unique set of capabilities for future operations. “We now have the opportunity to conduct a medical evacuation if ever required,” Alcock said. Mount Whitney, forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.

● Oct 7-8: Career Exploration Planning Track (CEPT), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Oct 8: Consent talk with SAPR Team at AFN, 2 to 3 p.m. ● Oct 8: Easy Italian Language Course, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (1 of 3 Session). ● Oct 9: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Oct 10: Smooth Move, 8 a.m. to noon, Capodichino Professional Development Classroom in Bldg. Admin 1. ● Oct 10: Ombudsman Assembly Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Support Site Library. ● Oct 11: Area Orientation Benvenuti Event, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Support Site Theater. ● Oct 11: Eat, Pray and Shop Trip, 8: 45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Alibus Stop. ● Oct 15: Easy Italian Course, 10 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC (2 of 3 sessions). ● Oct 15: Feed the Troops with USO, 11 a.m. to noon at Air Terminal. ● Oct 15-21: Base Area Orientation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site Theater. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION October is Energy Awareness Month From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

October marks Energy Awareness Month. This month is designed to promote energy- and waterconservation practices throughout the year. The goal is not only to raise awareness but to also take action by supporting the Department of the Navy (DoN) Energy Security Framework, which defined the “Three Pillars of Energy Security” as resiliency (capability to recover from utility failures), reliability (capability to resist utility failures) and efficiency (capability to reduce demand and cost for utilities). NSA Naples is in a $21 million construction phase (Energy Savings Performance Contract) that will go on for the next two years, which will align with the DoN Energy Security Framework. The project has five Energy Conservation Measures: 1 - Upgrade the existing Energy Management Control System to regulate the temperatures in the buildings. 2 - Replace more than 9,000 interior lighting lamps to LED light fixtures as well as installing over 2,500 occupancy and daylight sensors. 3 - Install a new tri-generation plant, which will produce electricity for all of Capodichino, hot and chilled water for the HVAC system in both the Admin complex and C4I building. 4 - Replace more than 300 faucets with new automatic low-flow water fixtures and install more than 150 flow-reducers on showers. 5 - Improve the data center cooling system in the C4I building. Once the construction is complete, it is estimated to save more than $40 million in utility cost savings over the course of its lifetime. ENERGY CONSERVATION Page 7


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HN Christopher Rambo “Upon leaving rooms i always make sure to secure all lights.” tiger sharks

Rebecca Dewit “i unplug appliances if they’re not being used.”

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There is much to learn for novice swimmers from learning proper strokes technique to starts, streamlining and turns, but the coaching staff has risen to the occasion, demonstrating professionalism and competence in their individual coaching styles. Positive reinforcement of acquired skills is also necessary for returning swimmers as they aim to improve performance and obtain qualifying times. The first meet of the new season took place in Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily, on September 14. Twenty-one swimmers and their families traveled to NAS Sigonella to compete in the event, and kids were enthusiastic about showing off their newly learned skills. The meet was small and fast due to a reduced number of teams, but in the end, the Naples Tiger Sharks swam in par with their reputation. The team scored 189 points with only 21 swimmers present while the Sigonella Swordfish accumulated 342 points with a total of 64 swimmers. Tiger Sharks Lead Coach Paul Barrie praised the swimmer’s performance. In addition to returning swimmers, competitors also included new swimmers to the team, who in turn performed remarkably, as the majority were experiencing

Lt. Alex Gregg “i use cold water whenever possible.”

their first meet ever. “The strong off-season swimming and conditioning of the swimmers set the team up for a successful beginning of the season,” Barrie said. “The kids are picking up right where they left off last year at Divisional Championships and European Forces Swim League Champs.” With the assistance of 16-year-old Tiger Sharks Team Captain Rocco Salata both veteran and novice swimmers alike were able to maneuver the many aspects of the meet effortlessly and to focus on swimming their best during their events. “I’m so proud of our Naples Tiger Sharks,” Salata said. “We worked hard as a team and we now have a strong foundation to build on. I look forward to our team’s continuing success.” In the end, both parents and swimmers appeared to be greatly satisfied with this entire away meet experience and enjoyed both the competitive as well as the team bonding aspects of it all. The Femino family joined the team’s ranks for the new season and wanted to share their rewarding experience with other swim families. Joe Femino, father of 11-yearold Sophia Femino (who is new to the team and also participating in her first swim meet ever) and who participated as volunteer timer for the team, had high praise for the

Marco Zucaro “Being a family of five, i shut off unnecessary lights.”

LSSA Axl Abiva “turn off the a/C when no one is home.”

Naples Tiger Sharks swimmer, Jaden Mitchell (11), swimming butterfly during his 200m Individual Medley event during the first swim meet of the 2019 season in Sigonella. Photo by Jason Markvart

swimmers, coaching staff and his fellow volunteers. “My family and I traveled to Sicily to support our daughter in her first swim meet with the Naples Tiger Sharks. My daughter swam four individual and two relay events, and she really enjoyed all aspects of the meet, from the start, to the turn to the finish,” Femino said. “It was great to see the coaches encouraging her and giving her pointers. Following the meet, the team celebrated its first victory of the 20192020 swim season. “After the meet we had a great team dinner as well with over 30 parents, swimmers and siblings,” Femino added. “We are thankful to the coaches and the leaders of the Naples Tiger Sharks for a great first meet experience.”

With the first few weeks of training and a successful first meet firmly behind them, the Naples Tiger Sharks are preparing for the next away meet which will take place October 5 and 6 in Vicenza, Italy. However, with our first home meet approaching fast and also Long Distance Champs looming, the first taking place on Veterans Day weekend and the latter over Thanksgiving weekend, training is picking up in speed and intensity and the coaching staff is working diligently to prepare all swimmers for the challenges ahead. For more information regarding the Naples Tiger Sharks, please contact Solange Markvart at You can also find us on the web at or on Facebook @naplestigersharks.

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U.S. 6th Fleet Takes Control of East Coast SAG Ships From U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

The East Coast Surface Action Group (SAG) shifted command and control (C2) from U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) to U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F), Sept. 27, 2019. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and Arleigh Burkeclass guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) join destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), both of whom shifted C2 on Sept. 25. The SAG also includes embarked helicopter detachments from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 72, from Naval Air Station Jacksonville. “C6F is optimally situated to maintain constant situational awareness and rapidly employ forces throughout the region,” Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, said. “The Euro-Atlantic is an increasingly dynamic and challenging operating area, which requires forces ready to conduct the full spectrum of maritime operations and theater security cooperation ENERGY CONSERVATION

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This construction contract is being financed by a third party, and this contracting firm will be responsible for all upfront construction costs. Then, on an annual basis over the course of the next 23 years, the U.S. Navy will reimburse the contractor if, and only if, the expected utility savings are greater than the scheduled payment. For the next couple of months the patience and understanding of Capodichino tenants will be greatly appreciated. There have been many construction projects on the base and UMUC OFFICIALLY

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including Naval Support Activity Naples – and for the past 70 years has provided college courses for military students and their family members in Europe. “I have been privileged to work with the local community through the years, and feel that the services UMGC provides for our students is non-paralleled,” UMGC Senior Program Coordinator Michael

missions. The seamless transfer of the SAG underscores the inherent flexibility maritime forces bring to the table. We are thrilled to add this extremely capable team to the Fleet!” The four ships assigned to the East Coast SAG have integrated into C6F’s force, capable of deterrence and defending our allies and partners through anti-submarine warfare, integrated air and missile defense, and maritime security operations. “The SAG is comprised of ships capable of executing the mission and tasking of 6th Fleet,” Capt. Christopher Stone, Normandy’s commanding officer and commander of the four ship task force, said. “Our smooth transition from 2nd Fleet to 6th Fleet highlights the professionalism of our crews and staff and the ability of our Navy to operate throughout the global maritime domain.” 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, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. your ongoing patience will go a long way toward making NSA Naples even more energy resilient and efficient than it already is. Federal employees have the power to make the transition to clean energy a reality. The Navy and Marine Corps recognize Energy Awareness Month as an opportunity to reinforce how critical energy is to accomplishing our mission and to encourage Sailors and Marines to look for ways to optimize their energy use to not only maintain, but to boost our mission capabilities.

Beasley said. “It is amazing to be able to work with such a fine group of individuals from all over the world, this is what makes UMGC truly global.” UMGC offers face-to-face, hybrid and online courses for members of the NSA Naples community. The deadline for all UMUC Fall Session 2 courses (online, hybrid and face-to-face) is October 20 with classes starting the next day (October 21). The deadline for students seeking Tuition As-

sistance is October 7 to get their TA approved in time for Fall Session 2 classes. If you are working toward a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, or haven’t yet started down the collegiate path, but want to attend college, stop by the UMUC office at the Naples Education Center onboard Capodichino or email or call DSN 626-6675 or commercial 081-568-6675.


MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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. The Naples Middle High School Music Boosters Is your Naples Middle High School student in Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Flag Team? If so, then he / she benefits from NMHS Music Boosters. We are a growing organization that ensures all Naples Middle High School music programs continue performing at the highest levels. Help support Music Boosters with your yearly family membership of $25 (other membership levels also available). Volunteers are continuously needed to assist with several projects. For details email or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook. The Naples Middle High School PTSA is looking for volunteers to help provide information, resources and events that strengthen the connections between students, parents, the school and the community. A yearly membership is $10 and joining is a great way to get involved, meet the teachers, other parents and your child’s friends. For details email NaplesPTSAteam@ or Naples Middle High School PTSA on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details email or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; or https://www. Girl Scouts Overseas Naples is excited to support young leaders in action. We are much more than cookies; we show girls how to contribute positively in this world. From arts and crafts to camping trips and more Naples Girl Scouts wants girls to be have fun learning. For details visit or USA Girl Scouts - Naples, Italy on Facebook. Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Naples Chapter meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the NSA Naples Chiefs Mess, near the quarterdeck in Admin I. CSADD’s mission is to create a culture in which our shipmates are helping shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision-making. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. Naples Area First Class Petty Officer’s Association is composed of First Class Petty Officers from different rates with one mission: To enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week on 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. 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 October 4 5:30 p.m. Overcomer, PG 6 p.m. Downton Abbey, PG 8 p.m. Good Boys, R 8:30 p.m. Joker, R Saturday, October 5 3 p.m. Abominable, PG 4:30 p.m. Downton Abbey, PG 5:30 p.m. Blinded By the Light, PG-13 7:30 p.m. It: Chapter Two, R 8:30 p.m. Joker, R Sunday, October 6 3 p.m. Abominable, PG 4 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 6 p.m. Joker, R 7 p.m. Angel Has Fallen, R Monday, October 7 Closed, No Movie

Abominable PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 92 min. Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo and Eddie Izzard. A magical Yeti must return to his family.

Tuesday, October 8 Closed, No Movie Wednesday, October 9 5:30 p.m. Abominable, PG 6:30 p.m. It: Chapter Two, R 7:30 p.m. Good Boys, R Thursday, October 10 5:30 p.m. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PG 6:30 p.m. Downton Abbey, PG 7:30 p.m. Joker, R

Cast: Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage. The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Angel Has Fallen R, Action, 120 min. Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lance Reddick. Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Blinded By the Light PG-13, Comedy-Drama-Music, 118 min. Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura and Dean-Charles Chapman. In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Last Showing PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 96 min.

Downton Abbey PG, Drama, 122 min. Cast: Matthew Goode,

Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Tuppence Middleton and Elizabeth McGovern. The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Good Boys Last Showing R, Adventure-Comedy, 89 min. Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon and Midori Francis. Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. It: Chapter Two R, Horror-Thriller 165 min. Cast: Bill Skarsgrd, Finn Wolfhard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Sophia Lillis. Twentyseven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Joker Premiere R, Crime-Drama-Thriller, 122 min. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Jolie Chan and Marc Maron. An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale. Overcomer PG, Drama-Sport, 119 min. Cast: Shari Rigby, Alex Kendrick, Aryn WrightThompson, Cameron Arnett and Priscilla C. Shirer. A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in longdistance running.

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 333704-9607 or email or visit Women, Infants, Children (Wic) Overseas Program is offered at NSA Naples. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant or child under the age of five may qualify for the program. WIC Overseas is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious supplemental foods. For deails call 081-811-4962. The Naples Area Second Class Petty Officer Association meets every other Tuesday in the Capodichino Theater at noon to discuss upcoming community outreach opportunities and charity events. For details, call OS2 Joseph Cavallaro at DSN 626-4545 or email or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 6262871or Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email 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 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 offbase and playground meet-ups. For the latest on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy. Catholic Women Of The Chapel (CWOC) meets weekly in the Support Site Fellowship Hall for faith-sharing most Wednesdays during the summer and every Wednesday during the school year. Child care provided. Please come join us. For more info email or visit Facebook at CWOC - Naples, Italy 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 6261690 or Comm. 081-568-1690, or visit Fil-Am Naples, Italy on Facebook. 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. 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

University of Oklahoma Graduate Degrees The University of Oklahoma offers the master of human relations on-site graduate degree program. Courses meet in a series of four evenings and one weekend. For details call the OU office at DSN: 626-6672 or visit the office at Capodichino in the Admin II building. Carney Park Golf Association (CPGA) is a non-profit organization established for eligible Carney Park Golf Course patrons. The CPGA provides weekly social activities for all levels of golfer and often organize trips to other courses. Events are held every Saturday and Sunday. For details call 081-568-1749. The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is the only association in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors. If you are not a member and are eligible, visit the USMRA-SI at or call Wylie Miller at 329-208-7315. 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

Register For On-Site Undergraduate Classes Visit the colleges for more information about what classes and programs are offered. Call UMUC Maryland at 081568-6673/74/75; Central Texas College at 081-568-6761. 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 081568-5525 or visit the division office in the Capodichino Security Precinct, Bldg. 403. Educational & Developmental Intervention Service Screenings Now Available Room W09, Support Site Village Forum. For eligible children who have not reached their third birthday. If you are concerned about your child’s development, contact EDIS at 081-811-4676. Latinos Unidos Welcomes New Members Meetings are 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Support Site park. For details email or call 334-6771-0327, or gabriel.sermeno@eu. or call 081-811-5554. Cub Scout Pack 007 Does your son enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes, swimming and camping? The Naples Cub Scouts is an active program that is open to boys between kindergarten and fifth grade. Meetings and activities are three times per month. Boys can earn their way through the ranks of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scout. For details email or visit the Facebook Page: Naples Cub Scouts - Pack 007.

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Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples and their Italian Airforce (ITAF) counterparts signed a Joint Forces Base Defense Plan (JDP) on September 25 to better collaborate on Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection. Photo courtesy of Italian Airforce

NSA Naples Signs Joint Forces Base Defense Plan with Italian Air Force By Lt. Jamie Moroney NSA Naples Public Affairsy

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples and their Italian Airforce (ITAF) counterparts signed a Joint Forces Base Defense Plan (JDP) to better collaborate on AntiTerrorism and Force Protection, September 25. For the first time onboard NSA Naples, the ITAF and NSA Naples security forces will work together to respond to possible security threats as a unit. Over the past eight months, ITAF and NSA Naples security members have been working side-by-side to combine their professional knowledge and hands-on experience into the JDP. The Italian Base Commander (IBC) Col. Stefano Ferramondo and NSA Naples Commanding Officer Capt.

Todd Abrahamson signed the plan into effect at the Local Joint Military Commission held on September 25. “The first ever Joint Forces Base Defense Plan is a milestone event resulting from a lot of hard work and an amazing partnership with IBC Col. Ferramondo and his team,” Abrahamson said. “Having this great opportunity for interoperability demonstrates the outstanding relationship we have here with our Italian military counterparts. Cooperative efforts like this are what keeps us strong as a lethal fighting force.” Coordination from the security officers of both militaries was required to create the JDP. “There are a lot of moving parts,” NSA Naples Security Officer Lt. Cmdr. Marco Agricoli said. “I’ve been working with the ITAF Security Officer to create the JDP. We’ve made the necessary adjustments to allow both military entities to work and respond to any emergency that may arise.” In addition to combining professional knowledge on paper, ITAF and NSA Naples security forces have been conducting hours of training and multiple exercises to hone tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used in joint security response efforts. “The new JDP will allow both military entities to work side by side,” said Nick Petrucci, the NSA Naples supervisory criminal investigator and a main collaborator on the creation of the JDP. “They will be able to immediately and effectively respond to any type of threat that may arise.”

Some of the common concerns when coordinating security measures between the security forces of two different countries are language barriers, training differences, and command and control procedures. The JDP was created to mitigate these potential issues. “Our goal was to facilitate a joint response plan to any threat. A plan that could overcome the ‘Fog of War’, never losing control of our forces to confusion, miscommunication or misunderstanding,” Agricoli said. “This is accomplished through the clear and concise guidance of the JDP, and continued realistic and repetitive joint trainings and exercises.” With respect to the relationship between ITAF and NSA Naples, Agricoli notes that both security officers have already noticed a bond forming between the two military entities. “Both security officers believe that by combining forces we can only strengthen our relations,” Agricoli said. “We have already seen our forces learning from one another, fostering a greater respect for one another, and coming together as team. These things allow us to become a more proficient and effective fighting unit.” Installation personnel will begin to see ITAF security members working alongside naval security forces at the NSA Naples Capodichino site starting October 1. For more news on NSA Naples, please follow us on Instagram @NSANaples, Twitter @NSA_Naples, and Facebook at


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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 assistanc

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 https://www. regions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_openings/USVacancies.html,

or call the CHR front desk at DSN 626-5409, 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 6265409 or commercial 081-5685409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thusday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: mil/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 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. CLOSING October 10, 2019 Maintenance Mechanic Leader, Uc-4749-05, ANN#66096-451327-AG, Full Time Permanent.

CANCELLED Electrician, Uc-2805-06, ANN#62588-295285-AG, Full Time Permanent.

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If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 6265409 or Commercial 081-5685409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: About/Jobs/AboutWorkingHere/index.htm You will be contacted within 24 hours, so please be sure to provide your contact information. Thank you and we appreciate your input, whether negative or positive so that we can find ways to improve the CHR services, or continue to provide excellent service. As a reminder, a CHR Representative is available for the bi-weekly “Meet & Greet” at the Support 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.

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) POSITIONS Fleet & Family Readiness NAF Local Naples job announcements within CNREURAFSWA may be viewed at: https:// regions/cnreurafswa/about/jo b_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@ NAF currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and

our website for upcoming announcements and job openings.

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 bs – 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. NEX currently has no job openings, however please keep checking the Panorama and our website for upcoming announcements and job openings.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Program and National Test Center Coordinator University of Maryland Global Campus, Europe – Naples, Italy. Overseas Contingent III, (100% Full-Time), Grade 003. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Program and National Test Center Coordinator. The Program and National Test Center Coordinator (PNTCC) serves as the on-site UMUC representative responsible for providing academic, administrative and testing support services, community outreach, and customer relations management.

This position reports directly to the Assistant Director (AD). The Program and National Test Center Coordinator must work effectively with the Regional Director, local military education coordinators and staff, education center personnel, faculty, administrative staff in Kaiserslautern, and the military community at large. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution or foreign degree equivalent and two years of administrative work experience. Who May Apply: Local applicants with individual logistical support (ILS) only. Applicants must already have and be able to maintain ILS, meaning that they must possess a U.S. military ID card and SOFA card from an external source, as this position does not offer ILS. For employment eligibility purposes, applicant must qualify for ILS as described in USAREUR Regulation 600700, Section III, 7-13. Criteria under which applicants qualify for ILS are: must serve the U.S. Forces exclusively; are not stateless persons; are nationals of a NATO state, excluding the host nation; are not ordinarily resident in the host nation. All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

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Oct. 10: Cup of Joe with the USO at Grazzanise USO Naples will offer free to-go coffee and morning snacks outside the main DCM Building aboard Grazzanise Air Base on October 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Oct. 10: Mt. Vesuvius Sunset / Moonlight Hike Outdoor Recreation is hosting a sunset / moonlight hike at the volcanic complex of Mount Somma and Mount Vesuvius on October 10. This moderate hike will be led by an official Mt. Vesuvius National Park hiking guide and is open to patrons 15 years and older. Cost includes round-trip transportation, which will depart from Support Site at 4:30 p.m., along with the hiking guide. For registration or details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947. Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31: October Story Times at Support Site Library Preschoolers and their parents are invited every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in October to a great story hour, planned with a craft or other fun activity. Dates and themes are: October 10Columbus Day, October 17-Fall is Back, October 24-Art Day and October 31-Spooky Story Time. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Oct. 12: Sea Kayaking Enjoy sea kayaking along the beautiful Naples, Sorrento or Amalfi coast on September 7, with departure time at 7:45 a.m. from the Outdoor Recreation Center on Support Site. Trips are guided by an experienced kayak instructor, and are open to participants ages 15 and older (15-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian). Previous kayaking experience or workshop participation is required. For details call DSN 629-4947 or Comm. 081-811-4947.

MORE BASE NOTES Oct. 12: American Red Cross Blended Learning Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED The American Red Cross is hosting a Simulation Blended Learning CPR/AED/First Aid Class on October 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Red Cross Training Room in Bldg. 450 aboard Capodichino. This course will provide you with valuable lifesaving skills along with a two-year certification. This training is broken up into two parts: An online portion, which must be completed prior to October 12; and classroom training. The online training should take about 2-1/2 hours to complete. Note: You must register three business days in advance. Log on to to register. Naples Red Cross may change or cancel this course based on enrollment and instructor availability. Space is limited so sign up while space is available. For details email or call DSN 6264788 or Comm. 081-568-4788. Oct. 14: Columbus Day Bowling BOGO Buy one game of bowling and shoe rental and get one free on Columbus Day at Strikers Bowling Center for all eligible patrons on October 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details call DSN 629-4900 or Comm. 081-811-4900. Now-Oct. 15: Hispanic Heritage Month at the MWR libraries Learn about famous Hispanic Americans and their major achievements through displays, bibliographies and a quiz at the Capodichino and Support Site Libraries. For details call DSN 629-4361 or Comm. 081-811-4361. Oct. 16: Cup of Joe with the USO at Support Site USO Naples will offer free to-go coffee and morning snacks at Support Site

Bus Stop “C” on October 16 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. No registration required. For details call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903. Now-Oct. 18: Navy Ball Ticket Sales Ticket sales for the 2019 Navy Ball will be held at the following locations now through October 18: Support Site – AFN Naples, Bldg. 4077, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Capodichino – NSA Naples Protocol Office Admin 1, Second Deck, Room 212, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Gaeta – Email MA1 David Smith at or call DSN 626-8376 or Comm. 081568-8352 to coordinate payment and reservations; USNH Naples – Email HM1 Therese Overturf at or call DSN 629-6114 to coordinate payment and reservations. Ticket sales will also take place during weekday lunches (depending on volunteer availability) on the Capodichino Spine Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Support Site Food Court Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased only with euros and upon ticket purchase you may pick your seat and meal preference (meat, fish or vegetarian). Child care is available at the Child Development Center (CDC) in limited capacity; if interested email the CDC at and for details about the Navy Ball email Senior Chief Anthony Cage at or DSN 6296901 or CM1 Manuel Vasquez at or call DSN 626-3769. The 2019 Navy Ball will be held October 26 at Villa Tony at Ercolano at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.


Oct. 19: Registration for Putting Championship Register now for the Carney Park Golf Course Putting Championship on October 19 at 2 p.m. The championship will feature two sets of tee markers set up on each putting green. Cost includes green fee and prize fund and is limited to the first 36 two-person teams to register. Open to golfers 8 years and older. For details and registration call Carney Park Golf Course at Comm. 081526-4296. Oct. 21-Nov. 20: Registration for Mustache Dash 5K Registration for the Mustache Dash 5K is October 21 through November 20. The fun run kicks off on November 21 at 5:15 p.m. at the Support Site Fitness Forum. Be sure to wear your fake mustache. Personally grown / homemade mustaches are encouraged. Pets, strollers and bikes are also permitted. There will be no registration on the day of the event. For registration and details visit the Support Site Fitness Forum, Capodichino Fit Zone or call DSN 629-6604 or 6264266 or Comm. 081-811-6604 or 081568-4266. Oct. 22: DV/SA Executive Leadership Training (Triad Members Only) Fleet and Family Services will hold a DV/SA Executive Leadership Course on October 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon This course will be held quarterly. COMNAVREGNWINST 1753.1A requires all newly appointment Commanding Officers, Executive Officers, Command Master Chiefs and Chiefs of the Boat to attend the DV/SA Executive Leadership training within 90 days of assuming their position. Registration is requested. For details email Lt. Cmdr. Houston at or call DSN 629-6557 or Comm. 081-811-6557.


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Plan long trips carefully, listening to the radio or television for the latest weather forecasts and road conditions. If bad weather is forecast, drive only if absolutely necessary. Emergency Kit for the Car In case you are stranded, keep an emergency supply kit in your car with the addition of these automobile extras: ● Jumper cables ● Flares or reflective triangle ● Ice scraper ● Car cell phone charger ● Cat litter or sand for better tire traction Prepare Your Vehicle for Emergencies Have a mechanic check the following on your vehicle prior to an emergency: ● Antifreeze levels ● Battery and ignition system ● Brakes ● Exhaust system ● Fuel and air filters ● Heater and defroster ● Lights and flashing hazard lights ● Oil ● Thermostat ● Windshield wiper equipment and washer fluid level

Vehicle Safety Tips ● Keep your gas tank full in case of evacuation or power outages. A full tank will also keep the fuel line from freezing ● Install good winter tires and ensure they have adequate tread or any jurisdiction-required chains or studs ● Do not drive through flooded areas. Six inches of water can cause a vehicle to lose control or possibly stall. A foot of water will float many cars. ● Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car. ● If a power line falls on your car you are at risk of electrical shock, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire. ● If there is an explosion or other factor that makes it difficult to control the vehicle, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake. ● If the emergency could impact the physical stability of the roadway avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards.

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Upcoming USO Tours Capodichino Office 081-568-5713 Support Site Office 081-811-4903

Oct. 6: Grape Festival in Marino. . . . . . . . . . . . €38 Oct. 11: Wine and Dine in a Cave. . . . . . . . . . . . €55 Oct. 12: Hot Air Balloon Festival in Benevento and Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €49 Oct. 13: Avella and Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €39 Oct. 14: Sassi “Stones” of Matera. . . . . . . . . . . . €49 Oct. 18: Friday Gourmet Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €45 Oct. 19: Family Day at the Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . €42 Oct. 20: The Angel Caves of Pertosa . . . . . . . . . €54 Oct. 25: An Evening in Sorrento. . . . . . . . . . . . . €29 Oct. 26: Spooky Naples Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €25 Oct. 27: Capua Amphitheatre and Wine Tasting . €65

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Oct 29-Nov 2: Halloween in Transylvania . . . €910 Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Weekend in Tuscany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €299 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.

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

ADS RUN ONE WEEK ONLY! • Any incomplete ad or ad received after the Monday, noon deadline will not be printed in that Friday’s issue. Late submissions will be considered for the next available publication. Incomplete or illegible ads will not be considered. • Free Mercato Ad forms, the only acceptable form of submission, are available at (click on the Mercato link) or at the NSA Public Affairs Office during normal business hours. • Ads and supporting documentation can be faxed to 081-568-5112 (DSN 626-5112) or delivered in person to the Public Affairs Office, Capodichino, Admin I, Room 208. No other form of submission will be accepted. • To renew for the following week call 081-568-5856/5907 (DSN 6265856/ 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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