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

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The 2018 Holiday Village Tree Lighting

In 1942 George H.W. Bush was the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. Photo courtesy of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Navy Joins the Nation in Mourning Loss of Former President, Naval Aviator George H.W. Bush

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo NSA Public Affairs

Navy Community Recreation’s annual Holiday Village Tree Lighting event took place in the evening of November 30 at the Support Site Village Forum. Cheers and applause filled the Village Forum Courtyard when the festive lights came to life and artificial snow fell on the NSA Naples community members, signaling the official start of the holiday season. The event was free and open to all U.S. and NATO ID card holders, as well as local national employees with access cards and their immediate family members. TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Page 7

From Yonca Poyraz-Dogan Navy Office of Information Public Affairs

Hundreds of Naval Support Activity Naples community members celebrated the annual lighting of the Holiday Village Christmas Tree at the Support Site Village Forum Courtyard November 30. The festive holiday event also included performances by the Naples Middle High School and Elementary School band and choir, the Il Coro Polifonico Annibale Messore choir, and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo

NATO Forces Fuel Card to Replace Fuel Coupons From Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs

The NATO Forces Fuel Coupons will officially be replaced by new NATO Forces Fuel Cards – beginning January 1, 2019. The new NATO Forces Fuel Cards will be more convenient for all DoD/NATO personnel in Italy and add an increased level of security that will help to eliminate fraud. Locally, authorized personnel can sign up now for their new NATO Forces Fuel Card at the Navy Exchange. You will still use your

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current fuel coupons until the new fuel cards are activated on January 1. How does the NATO Forces Fuel Card work? The NATO Forces Fuel Card is accepted as a payment method at ENI/AGIP stations. The card can be used directly at the fuel station by swiping or inserting the card in the point-of-sale (POS) terminal and entering your secure PIN code. Your fuel transactions will be billed to the payment method provided GAS CARDS Page 7

Beginning January 1, 2019, the new NATO Forces Fuel Cards will replace the current fuel coupons, and make it more convenient for all DoD/NATO personnel to pay for gas at ENI/AGIP stations. Illustration courtesy of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs

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Among America’s few seafaring presidents, former President George H.W. Bush passed away November 30 at his Houston, Texas, home at the age of 94. “Today, I join the Navy-Marine Corps team, our Nation, and the world in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush. Navy Pilot. Congressman. Ambassador to the United Nations. CIA Director. Vice President. President. Father. Husband,” Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said in a statement from Washington. “To paraphrase his own words, President Bush’s life is a shining example of service ‘like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.’ I offer my deepest condolences to the Bush family, their friends, loved ones, and all who had the privilege of knowing President H.W. Bush.” Bush enlisted in the US Naval Reserve June 13, 1942, on his 18th birthday after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. He had preflight training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became one of the youngest naval aviators. He was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve June 9, 1943, days before his 19th birthday. REMEMBERING GEORGE H.W. BUSH

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

resident George H. W. Bush’s Passing this past weekend was indeed sad news, but it also marked the chance to reflect on the life and service of one of our Navy’s own. As Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson stated, the country lost “a great leader” and the Navy “a true shipmate.” Bush enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday in 1942 and went on to commission as one of the youngest naval aviators at the time. As a torpedo bomber pilot, he flew 58 combat missions over the Pacific in his Grumman TBM Avenger, including one during which he was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire. After the war and throughout his political career, President Bush would speak fondly of his time in the Navy. He said once, “My Navy days taught me the true meaning of friendship and of freedom… And they made a man out of a scared kid.” I hope everyone was able to take a few minutes this Wednesday to think about those who have gone before us in service to our nation, and about how our own service has molded us into the people we are today. If you didn’t, please take a moment this weekend to do so. Please also join me in echoing our Navy’s sentiments as we wish President Bush fare winds and following seas. We have the watch shipmate. Today and the rest of this weekend are also opportunities to reflect on our Navy’s history. This morning marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At 0748, the base was attacked by more than 350 Imperial Japanese aircraft launched from six carriers. 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. The surprise attack directly led to the United States’ entry into World War II, and for many American service members, it was the reason they entered into military service. As members of the several generations who witnessed the attacks on September 11th, 2001, I think most of us can relate to that kind of call to service. I think we can also all appreciate a much happier piece of our military’s rich history that we’ll get to celebrate tomorrow. I’m of course talking about our nation’s 128th annual Army-Navy Football Game! In 1890, the two branches met up for what would become an infamous but friendly rivalry. This year you can join our MWR team in celebrating by heading over to Carney Park at 10:30 a.m. for a flag football game and head over to Striker’s Bowling Alley to watch the game. I want to end this week’s column by pointing your attention back to the front page. On Saturday, we announced the transition from tax free fuel coupons to fuel cards. This week’s Panorama contains a full article on the transition and what our community members need to know. You can also visit our Facebook page where we’ve posted a link to the NATO tax free fuel program website. The site includes videos, FAQ sheets, registration forms, and everything you need to get set up. To make an appointment, contact the Naples Navy Exchange at 081-813-5239 or 081-813-5286. As always, thanks for reading the Panorama! For more information about NSA Naples, please follow us on Twitter @NSA_Naples and Facebook at Buon fine settimana – and remain vigilant.


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BASE NOTES their dependents) patients to the Italian care network due to a shortage in provider staffing. Active duty service members and their families (including NATO) will not be affected by this change. This is a temporary measure and the Physical Therapy Clinic will revert to normal practices once full staffing is restored. Individuals seekHousing Office Location Changes ing physical therapy should continue to Effective immediately, the Family Housing through the Support Site Physical register (On Post / Military Housing) Division will Therapy front desk. We apologize for the be relocating to Bldg. 2074 located inside inconvenience and encourage all current the fence line next door to the MWR prospective physical therapy paand/or Hobby Shop. All on-base assignment istients to call DSN 629-6183 or Comm. 081sues and appointments will be handled at 811-6183 if they have any questions. that location. The Housing Service Center located at Bldg. 2073 (at its present locaDec. 7-8: American Red Cross tion near the back gate just outside the Resiliency Workshops fence line) will continue to operate for all Naples American Red Cross is hosting a Off Post / Economy Housing issues and number of free Resiliency Workshops Deshowings. NSA Housing Service Centers cember 7 and 8 at both Capodichino and at Support Site, Gaeta and Rome hours of Support Site. Each workshop is scheduled operation are 8 a.m. for walk-ins and first to run 60 to 90 minutes (depending on the appointments; and 3 p.m. for last walk-ins number of participants), with a maximum and appointments. For On Post / Military of 20 participants per workshop. ParticiHousing questions and appointments call pants will learn how to manage stress and DSN 629-4468 or Comm. 081-811-4468; to practice whole-body health techniques. For Off Post / Economy Housing questions Workshops are scheduled for the following and appointments call DSN 629-4466 or dates / times: December 7 at Support Site Comm. 081-811-4466. from 7 to 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and December 8 at Effective Immediately: Temporary Support Site from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to USNH Naples Physical Therapy 2:30 p.m. For details and registration Staffing Shortage email or call DSN The Physical Therapy Clinic at the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will begin referring 626-4788. new retiree and civilian employee (and See BASE NOTES Page 13 2018 Recommended USPS Holiday Mailing Dates to Mailing to CONUS From APO/FPO/DPO AE Zips 090 to 098 - First Class and Priority Mail: NLT December 11 - Priority Express Mail Military Service: NLT December 17

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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, email or visit or the Napoli Operational Support Club on Facebook.

Students from Istituto Piscicelli in Naples Tour NSA Naples Elementary school students from Istituto Didattica 55 Circolo “Maurizio De Vito Piscicelli” in Naples toured U.S. Naval Support Activity at Capodichino last Friday. Their tour – led by NSA Naples Public Affairs Officer Lt. Pete Pagano and NSA Naples Public Affairs Community Relations Specialist Teresa Merola – included the chapel, library, gym, food court, fire department, air operations and USO. Students were very enthusiastic and learned a lot about the U.S. Navy here in Naples. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo


Longer Lifespans Means Definition of Senior Citizens in Italy Changing from 65 to 75 In Italy, citizens will now be considered old after 75, according to the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Today, a 65-year-old has the physical and cognitive shape of a 40-45-year-old 30 years ago, said a professor of gerontology at the University of Florence. According to research, nine out of ten Italian seniors are in good health and one in three do physical exercise. Life expectancy in Italy has increased by 20 years, in fact the population between 60 and 75 is in excellent shape and free of diseases due to the delayed effect of the development of diseases and the age of death. Statistical surveys said the life expectancy for women is 85 years, 82 to 83 for men, and this is above the European average of 79-years-old. Earthquakes Registered at Vesuvius – No Damage to Iconic Volcano In the early hours of Monday morning, a swarm of earthquakes struck the Vesuvius volcano in Naples measuring 2.4 with an epicenter depth of 1.63 kilometers. The director of the Vesuvius Observatory stated that all these parameters are under mod-

eration and do not show any anomalies. According to the Vesuvius Observatory, minor tremors have been detected on the volcano for some time. Residents of its slopes have reportedly felt shocks and tremors, though no damage has so far been recorded. Forty-Five Palermo-Based Mobsters Arrested this Week Forty-five mobsters including the new head of the Mafia families in Palermo were arrested on Tuesday. Each suspect is reportedly accused of mafia association and aggravated extortion. According to police, the Mafia boss was suspected to have taken over leadership of the mafia clan after the death of Toto Riina who died in prison last year after spending almost a quarter of century behind bars. The Deputy Prime Ministers praised the Palermo Carabinieri for their effort in the investigations. Italian Scientists Warn Time Running Out to Stop Climate Change The Chief of Italy’s Higher Health Institute said that we have only 20 years to save our planet from climate change and the devastating effects to the environment if we do not change our damaging habits, which are negatively impacting the climate.

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 https://www. 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. 340-9733324 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 081-568-4788 or 626-4788 or visit American Red Cross Naples on Facebook. The American Soccer Club (ASC) of Napoli is looking for qualified coaches. For details email Naples Military HOG Chapter Seeking New Members If you’re a motorcycle rider, whether it’s on a sport bike or a cruiser, and you want to see the wonders of Italy on the back of that scoot, then the Naples Military HOG Chapter is for you. Meet other members of Europe’s HOG Chapters and even make it to HOG Rallies throughout Italy and Europe. We have monthly meetings to welcome newcomers and discuss monthly rides. If you have a sport bike or a Harley Scoot and are interested in becoming a member there are many ways of contacting us: call Jordan Berryman at 342-755-2079 or email; come to one of our monthly meetings at Liberty Bell (O’Connor’s Pub) in Pinetamare or stop by Naples Military Auto Sales at the Support Site food court; or visit us on facebook at oconnorsbylibertybell or naplesmilitaryhogchapter.

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During his service as a Navy pilot, Bush had a hit on his aircraft and was rescued by a subBush was assigned to Torpedo marine. According to Naval History and Heritage ComSquadron (VT-51) as photomand archives, after Bush was graphic officer in September promoted to Lieutenant Junior 1943. As part of Air Group 51, his squadron was based on USS Grade August 1, San Jacinto commenced operations against San Jacinto, part of Task Force the Japanese in the Bonin Is58 which participated in operations against Marcus and Wake lands, 600 miles south of Japan. Bush piloted one of four aircraft Islands in May, and then in the from VT-51 that attacked the Marianas during June 1944. The task force triumphed in one Japanese installations on Chi Chi Jima in September 1944. of the largest air battles of the Although Bush’s aircraft was war. Returning from the mishit and his engine caught fire sion, his aircraft had to make a during the attack, he was able forced water landing, and then to complete the mission and bail rescued by the destroyer, USS out successfully. He was rescued Clarence K. Bronson. On July by a Navy submarine, the USS 25, Ensign Bush and another Finback. Tragically, his two pilot received credit for sinking crew members were killed. a small cargo ship. Naval History and Heritage Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a Command archives also state that Bush returned to San Jacstatement that the country lost “a great leader” and the Navy “a into in November 1944 and participated in operations in the true shipmate.” Philippines. When San Jacinto “A Statesmen. A Public Serreturned to vant. A Guam, the Sailor. The squadron, country has which had lost a great suffered 50 leader and percent cawe have lost sualties of a true shipits pilots, mate. He was reepitomized placed and integrity, sent to the accountabilUnited ity, initiaStates. tive, and Throughout toughness 1944, Bush in the servhad flown ice of our George H.W. Bush 58 combat Nation. A Former U.S. Naval Aviator missions for Naval Aviawhich he retor during and 41st U.S. President ceived the World War II, a Congressman, Ambassador Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presito the United Nations, CIA Didential Unit Citation awarded rector, Vice President, PresiSan Jacinto. dent, husband and father. His Bush was reassigned to Normemory will continue to inspire folk and put in a training wing for us through the service of the new torpedo pilots. Later, he was aircraft carrier bearing his assigned as a naval aviator in a name. USS George H.W. Bush new torpedo squadron, VT-153. (CVN 77) will continue to deWith the surrender of Japan, he ploy around the world, protectwas honorably discharged in Seping America from attack and securing the freedoms President tember 1945, and then he entered Yale University Bush fought so hard to safeA social media message from guard. Fair winds and following USS George H. W. Bush (CVN seas, Mr. President.”


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“My Navy days taught me the true meaning of friendship and of freedom ... And they made a man out of a scared kid.”

Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Logan Davidson (left), from Monaca Pennsylvania, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Recruit Gabriel Gonzalez (right), from Los Angeles, conduct morning colors on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The flag was flown at half-mast to honor the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, the ship's namesake, who passed away November 30, 2018. The ship is in port in Norfolk, Virginia, conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary P. Wickline

77), an aircraft carrier named for Bush and commissioned January 10, 2009, read: “Avengers, it is with a heavy heart we join the nation in mourning the passing of our namesake and 41st President, George H.W. Bush. A World War II Navy pilot, statesman, and loving father, he is a true example of selfless service to the country, and his legacy will remain a guiding light to all those who serve aboard our great ship that bears his name. In this time of sorrow, we are reminded of one of his life-long principles, “Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited,” or CAVU, which as the president described, is meant to wish the best of weather and unlimited possibilities in one’s own life. We will forever honor his memory by carrying on his legacy of service. Fair winds and following seas, Mr. President.” From the Pacific skies during World War II to the Oval Office at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bush was most remembered for his successful offensive against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of its oil-rich neighbor Kuwait. At the end of Operation Desert Storm, Bush’s

approval ratings skyrocketed. In 1990, Time magazine named him the Man of the Year. In 1991, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation awarded Bush its Lone Sailor award for his naval and subsequent government service. Bush was born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. On January 6, 1945, he married Barbara Pierce of Rye, New York. They had six children: George, Robin (who died of leukemia in 1953), Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy Bush Koch. Father Bush lived to see his son George W. Bush as being elected the 43rd president in 2000. After his Yale graduation, Bush had worked in oil industry in Texas. Following an unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat in 1964, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966 from Texas’ 7th District. He was reelected to the House two years later without opposition. He held a number of important leadership positions in the 1970s. In 1971, he was named U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He served there until

1973, when he became Chairman of the Republican National Committee. In 1976, he was appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1980, Ronald Reagan selected George Bush to be his running mate, and Bush was sworn in for the first of two terms as vice president in 1981. Seven years later, Bush became his Republican Party’s nominee and the American people’s choice to be the president of the United States. Serving from 1989 to 1993, Bush and his wife, Barbara, who died in April 2018, remained prominent public figures. George H.W. Bush had expressed the meaning of the Navy for him in an address aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77): “My Navy days taught me the true meaning of friendship and of freedom. And looking back, I love my time serving in the Navy, the three years, aboard the San Jacinto, CVL 30, flying in Torpedo Squadron 51. And they made a man out of a scared kid.” CAVU Mr. President, C-A-V-U, ceiling and visibility unlimited.

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

The local Lions Club Piedimonte Matese along with a number of U.S. Navy service members worked together to clean the historic path leading from Piazza Europa to the ancient and historic Megalithic Wall on November 24. Photo courtesy of the Lions Club

Lions Club, Sailors Work Together to Clean Historic Path at Megalithic Wall From the Piedimonte Matese Naples Lions Club

The local Lions Club Piedimonte Matese “I Sanniti” sponsored an event to clean the historic path leading from Piazza Europa to the Megalithic Wall built by the Sannites Community, fourth to sixth century B.C., along with a section of the municipal green area on November 24. In addition to the local authorities, various social clubs and associations, a number of

U.S. Navy service members volunteered in the event. The groups were welcomed by the Mayor of Piedimonte Matese, Dr. Luigi Di Lorenzo and councilmen from the Province of Caserta Prof. Gianluigi Santillo. The task was quite challenging, because part of the path was located along a rather steep hill side. Upon completion of the task, local folks, along with Lions Club President Dr. Pasquale Franco expressed his sincere

appreciation for the hard work by the Navy service members, and showed his thanks by hosting them to a barbeque along with an extensive buffet of local gastronomic specialties. The event was quite meaningful to the area groups and was a big boost for the enhancement of the inter-cultural relationships between local residents and the U.S. Navy. The successful outcome of event has encouraged promoters in planning future, similar events.

Safe Cooking for the Holidays From NSA Naples Fire & Emergency Services

As the holidays approach one of the most common places families gather is in the kitchen to prep food for the holiday feasts. That increased kitchen time also means increased potential for home fires Fire Inspector Don Warnick of NSA Naples Fire & Emergency Services notes that the leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that Thanksgiving ranks at the top of the list for home fires involving cooking equipment with three times the average number; we can be thankful if we’ve navigated Thanksgiving without a fire, but Christmas Day and Christmas Eve also have an increase in the number of fires. “Cooking for the holidays brings family and friends together,” Warnick said. “As you’re preparing for the holidays, and perhaps organizing a large feast with family and friends, remember that by following a few simple safety tips, you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.” Warnick suggests that cooks add a few “ingredients” to their menu for a safe holiday: ● Always stay in the kitchen when cooking; keep a close eye on the food, especially when frying

and sautéing with oil. ● When cooking a meal that takes a long time like roasting a turkey or baking a roast, check it frequently. ● Be alert and focused when cooking; it’s easy to get distracted when there is a lot of activity around you. If you’re sleepy or have had an extra glass of wine, ask others to take over in the kitchen. Or save the vino for during dinner or after you’ve cleared the table and washed the dishes. ● Keep things that can catch fire, such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrappers, and towels away from the cooking area. ● Make sure kids stay at least three feet away from the stove and oven, hot food, and liquids. ● Move matches and utility lighters out of reach of children. ● Secure cords from electric knives, the coffee maker, plate warmer, mixer, and other cooking equipment at the far end of counters so no one accidentally pulls them off the edge. Warnick also notes that unattended cooking continues to be the number one cause of fires in the United States and on military installations. “Always stay present when cooking,” he added. For further questions, email Warnick at or call DSN 626-2668 or 629-4488.

● Dec. 7: Command Financial Specialist Forum, 1 to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Dec. 10: Command Financial Specialist Refresher, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Dec. 10-14: TGPS Pre-Separation Workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Dec. 12: Egg Castle and Chocolate Store Trip, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Capo Alibus stop. ● Dec. 12: Sponsorship Training, 9 to 11 a.m. at Capo, American Red Cross Training Room. ● Dec. 12: Parent and Tot Walk, 10 to 11a.m. Meet at USNH Naples entrance. ● Dec. 12: New Spouse Orientation, 1 to 2 p.m., Support Site FFSC. ● Dec. 13: Baby Boot Camp, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Support Site Library. ● Dec. 13: Ombudsman Assembly, 6 to 8 p.m., at Support Site Library. All classes require registration. Call 081-811-6372 for more information or to register.

ENERGY CONSERVATION Reduce Waste and Save Energy this Holiday Season From NSA Naples Energy Management Team

Thanksgiving is over. The holiday decorations are up and shoppers are swarming the stores. Using these energy-efficient tips will not only protect the planet, but will keep holiday cheer alive by saving you energy and money. Shopping Thousands of paper and plastic bags end up in landfills energy year. Rather than adding to the number, shop with reusable cloth bags. This reduces waste and allows for sturdier transportation of your gifts (trust me I’ve ripped enough plastic bags, breaking gifts and spilling new clothes onto dirty snow, to have learned my lesson). If you don’t plan to use cloth bags, try to consolidate your purchases into as few bags as possible. Also remember to unload your car after shopping trips. Adding an extra 100 pounds to your vehicle can cost up to $.03 a gallon. Partying When you are throwing a holiday shindig, turn your thermostat down. The body heat from people gathered will heat your home, and turning down the heat will save money and prevent rooms from getting stuffy. Decorating When you are decorating your home this holiday season, be sure to use LED lights. They only cost $0.27 to light a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days, compared to $10 for incandescent lights. Setting your lights on a timer will also ensure your lights turn on and off at specific times. Wrapping When you are wrapping your gifts, consider using recycled or reused paper. You can create your own custom wrapping paper using newspaper articles or magazine clippings. Also reusing gift bags and ribbons and bows reduces waste and saves money. What are the key facts? Reduce waste and save energy this holiday season whether you’re shopping, partying, decorating, or wrapping. For more tips on Energy Conservation call Gennaro Gargiulo or Steelworker 2nd Class Axel Gomez at DSN 626-1895 or Comm. 081-568-1865.


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HT2 William Lomax “A new GoPro. I have an older model but I want a new one for my travels in Europe.”

LCDR Oscar Hau “I just moved to Italy, so I need a house, a car and my furniture.”

LS1 Priscilla Pinnock “I just want to be with my family for Christmas.”

HM1 William Green “NBA2K and an Omega Sea Master divers watch. I don't go diving. I just like watches and divers watches are very versatile.”

LS3 Jasmine Howard “I want a new charm for my bracelet and a trip to Vienna.”

HISTORY: ‘DAY OF INFAMY’ From the National Archives

Early in the afternoon of December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins, his chief foreign policy aide, were interrupted by a telephone call from Secretary of War Henry Stimson, who informed the president that the Empire of Japan had attacked the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At about 5 p.m., following meetings with his military advisers, the Roosevelt calmly and decisively dictated to his secretary, Grace Tully, a request to Congress for a declaration of war. Roosevelt had composed the speech in his head after deciding on a brief, uncomplicated appeal to the people of the United States rather than a thorough recitation of Japanese perfidies, as Secretary of State Cordell Hull had urged. Roosevelt then revised the draft to update military information, and to

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

strengthen the tone of the speech. Most significantly was changing the first line from “a date which will live in world history” to “a date which will live in infamy.” Tully then prepared the final reading copy, which Roosevelt subsequently altered in three more places. On December 8, at 12:30 p.m., Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and the nation via radio. The speech was brief, running just a little over seven minutes, but it was moving,

The USS Arizona (BB 39) ablaze and sinking after the December 7, 1941, attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo

powerful and persuasive. The Senate responded with a near-unanimous vote in support of war, with only Montana pacifist Jeanette Rankin dissenting.

At 4 p.m. that day, Roosevelt signed a declaration of war against Japan. Three days after the president’s speech, Germany and Italy, both declared

war on the United States. Congress responded immediately by declaring war on them. Thus, the United States became embroiled in World War II.

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“It was great seeing all the families enjoying their time together,” Janet Cortez-Nichols said. “This is one of those events where the whole community, Americans and Italians alike, gets to come together in a safe and fun environment and mingle with each other and it’s such a good time.” There were many activities throughout the evening such as a 3K Ugly Sweater Run, a Holiday Market, a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, food vendors, and of course a special visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. The event also included musical performances from the Naples Middle High School and Naples Elementary School band and choir, the Il Coro Polifonico Annibale Messore choir, and special guest, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. GAS CARDS Page 1

during registration and you will receive a biweekly invoice and a monthly statement. Please note that the tax-free fuel price will only be charged


to your biweekly invoice if you have purchased your assigned fuel type within the limits of your monthly ration. You must use the NATO Forces Fuel Card to receive tax-free fuel. You will not be refunded if a

fuel trans-action is paid for via another payment method. How do I sign up to receive a NATO Forces Fuel Card? Eligible personnel at each base are able to walk-in or make an appointment at your local NEX, AAFES, or MWA outlet. Registration forms will be available online beforehand so that paperwork can be completed prior to your appointment. How many fuel cards will my family receive? Each sponsor will receive one fuel card. If you have multiple sponsors in your family, you will receive one card per sponsor. How many liters of tax-free fuel can I purchase each month? The ration amount and fuel type depend on the primary registered vehicle’s engine size, engine base horsepow¬er and fuel requirement. Your monthly tax-free fuel authorization ranges from 100 liters to 400 liters maximum for automobiles, while rations for motorcycles may not exceed 200 liters. Am I required to purchase my entire ration of fuel? Customers are not required to purchase the fuel ration allotment and will only be billed for liters purchased. Am I able to roll over my unused liters to the next month? Fuel rations will not be rolled over month-tomonth. Any unused liters in your ration will expire at the end of the month. For more information regarding the NATO Forces Fuel Cards, including answers to more Frequently Asked Questions, visit

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 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 Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For details call DSN 626-3913 or Comm. 081-568-3913. The Naples Middle High School Music Boosters Is your Naples Middle High School student in Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Flag Team? If so, then he / she benefits from NMHS Music Boosters. We are a growing organization that ensures all Naples Middle High School music programs continue performing at the highest levels. Help support Music Boosters with your yearly family membership of $25 (other membership levels also available). Volunteers are continuously needed to assist with several projects. For details email or visit NMHS Music Boosters on Facebook. The Naples Middle High School PTSA is looking for volunteers to help provide information, resources and events that strengthen the connections between students, parents, the school and the community. A yearly membership is $10 and joining is a great way to get involved, meet the teachers, other parents and your child’s friends. For details email NaplesPTSAteam@ or Naples Middle High School PTSA on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 007 holds troop meetings every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Support Site Community Center. For details email or visit: https://www.facebook. com/BSATroop007; or https://www. Troop007Naples. Girl Scouts Overseas Naples is excited to support young leaders in action. We are much more than cookies; we show girls how to contribute positively in this world. From arts and crafts to camping trips and more Naples Girl Scouts wants girls to be have fun learning. For details visit 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 decisionmaking. For details call MC1 Ramsaran at DSN 626-5249. Naples Area First Class Petty Officer’s Association is composed of First Class Petty Officers from different rates with one mission: To enhance community relations, promote awareness of our duties as Sailors, and fortify the professional and social welfare of our service members. We normally convene every other week on Wednesdays, alternating between Support Site and Capodichino. For details visit or call LS1 Victor Villarmea at DSN 626-5480. Alcoholics Anonymous hosts English-speaking AA meetings on and off base in the Naples area. For details call 339-267-7075 or visit countries/italy.htm. 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. Harry S Truman Lodge No. 649 meets every second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For details call Chris Gerbore at 333-704-9607 or email or visit

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MOVIE SCHEDULE No Children Under 10 Admitted to R-Rated Movies Friday, December 7 5:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, PG 6:30 p.m. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, PG-13 8:30 p.m. Overlord, R Saturday, December 8 3 p.m. Ralph Breaks the Internet, PG 5 p.m. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, PG-13 5:30 p.m. Bohemian Rhapsody, PG-13 8 p.m. Nobody’s Fool, R 8:30 p.m. Creed II, PG-13 Sunday, December 9 3 p.m. Ralph Breaks the Internet, PG 5:30 p.m. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, PG-13 7 p.m. Overlord, R Monday, December 10 Closed, No Movies Tuesday, December 11 Closed, No Movies Wednesday, December 12 5:30 p.m. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, PG 6:30 p.m. Bohemian Rhapsody, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Hunter Killer, R Thursday, December 13 5:30 p.m. Ralph Breaks the Internet, PG 3-D 6:30 p.m. Creed II, PG-13 7:30 p.m. Overlord, R

Bohemian Rhapsody PG-13, Biography-Drama-Music, 134 min. Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joseph Mazzello. A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert. Creed II PG-13, Drama-Sport, 120 min. Cast: Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Dolph Lundgren and Russell Hornsby. Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch PG, Animation-Comedy-Family, 90 min. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson and Cameron Seely. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald PG-13, Adventure-Family-Fantasy, 134 min. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston,

Dan Fogler, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. Hunter Killer R, War-Action-Adventure, 121 min. Cast: Ethan Baird, Jacob Scipio, Dempsey Bovell, Henry Goodman and Adam James. An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. Nobody’s Fool R, Comedy-Drama, 110 min. Cast: Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish, Missi Pyle, Courtney Henggeler and Omari Hardwick. A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms PG, Adventure-Family-Fantasy, 99 min. Cast:

Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and Jack Whitehall. A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. Overlord Premiere R, Horror, 110 min. Cast: Wyatt Russell, John Magaro, Pilou Asbk, Mathilde Ollivier and Bokeem Woodbine. On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment Ralph Breaks the Internet PG, Animation-Adventure-Comedy, 112 min. Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson and Jack McBrayer. Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

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


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Women, Infants, Children (Wic) Overseas Program is offered at NSA Naples. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant or child under the age of five may qualify for the program. WIC Overseas is a nutrition education program that provides nutritious supplemental foods. For deails call 081811-4962. Gaeta/Naples Area Girl Scouts is in need of leaders and co-leaders. Training and support provided. For details email 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 6264545 or email or MA2 Jessalyn Harrison at DSN 626-2871or Napoli Nation Fan Club is a group that helps community members attend SSC Napoli soccer games, promotes intercultural relations and provides SSC Napoli information to the community. Membership benefits include SSC Napoli gear, discounted tickets and entry to Napoli Nation functions. For details visit USASSCNapoli on Facebook. Connect the Tots is an organization for bringing together families with babies and toddlers to play and mingle. Monthly club events include themed parties, group outings off-base and playground meet-ups. For the latest on club events, join us on Facebook at Connect the Tots (CTT), Naples Italy.

MORE THE INSIDE PAGE 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 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Striker’s Bowling Alley. For details call Ely Santos at Comm. 081-811-4648 or DSN 629-4648 or visit Fil-Am Naples on Facebook. 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 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.

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. 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. 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 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. 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.

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 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. 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 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. 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.

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Exquisitely crafted Nativity settings manifesting rustic Neapolitan lifestyle are worth a second look at churches, Christmas markets besides other venues. Famous San Gregorio Armeno Street also known as “Christmas Alley” in Naples’ Historic Center offers an amazing display of handmade articles and figures for sale. Photos by J. Freed

Christmas Symbols Launch the Holiday Season By Lou Freed

Looking around our host city and its environs, traditional motifs and bright red, green plus gold colors are now popping everywhere, rekindling Christmas magic and cheer in the most wonderful time of the year. If you have guests for the holidays, this is a perfect time to show them the sights of Napoli. Holiday Ideas and Activities If you need some suggestions for places to visit this holiday season, here’s a short list of some of the highlights you’ll find in and around the Naples area. The towering, brilliantly illuminated“Luci di artista” tree in Salerno city’s main square. Salerno’s annual light show is one of the finest in Italy. But beware of traffic. The best way to take it in is to use the train from Naples or Afrigola’s new station. When you get off the train in Salerno you’ll be right at the beginning of the show. Walk along the pedestrian way and finish at the park, with its colorful display of lights.

Presepe Exhibits ● San Martino Monastery Museum (Has the Cuciniello Presepe, the city’s largest and most exquisite achievement of the art). CHRISTMAS IN NAPOLI Page 13


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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 intoUSAJOBS All Department of Navy overseas US civilian positions aboard Naples and Gaeta commuting area will be posted on USAJOBS website. Not familiar with USAJOBS? Get started by creating an account at Once registered, you may customize your job searches, set up job alerts and store your resume and other essential employment documents online and be ready to apply for a job anytime. Already have an account on USAJOBS but have questions about applying for overseas positions, contact the DON Employee Intake Center for assistance at The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship is required.

LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) POSITIONS To find out what positions are currently open call our

front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. Copies of vacancy announcements will be also posted at The Civilian Human Resources (CHR) located at Capo Admin I, first floor. The customer service hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thusday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. The announcements are also visible at the following link: regions/cnreurafswa/about/ job_openings/LocalNationalVacancies.html. Applications are accepted at the Security Pass and ID Office at Capodichino, or at the Security Pass and ID Office at Gricignano, Support Site, or at the Civilian Human Resources (CHR), Capodichino, Naples. The CHR Office must receive mailed applications by closing date of the vacancy announcement. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application form and instructions on how to apply for Local National positions have been revised. Applications that do not conform to the revised instructions will not be considered.

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 date for the next “Meet & Greet” is yet to be determined.



Music Specialist, Ua1051-03, ANN#62588115546-AG, Part Time Temporary. If you have any questions, contact the front desk at DSN 626-5409 or Comm. 081-568-5409. You can also contact the Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Naples helpdesk at: 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,

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

Recreation Aid, NF-018901, ANN#18-108, Flexible Part-Time, Golf Course Div., Carney Park. Job summary: Provide outstanding customer service to the golfing community and assistance to the Golf Course Professional/Manager in the dayto-day golf operational duties. Open until filled.

NEX U.S. NAF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Gricignano, Bldg. 2091-B Call DSN 629-4774 or Comm. 081-813-5252/ 5253/5254 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a current list of U.S. va-

cancies and the on-line application visit: – To assist your job search go directly to the location field, open the drop down menu and click on Italy, then click on SEARCH FOR JOBS button. You will see all the jobs in Italy (mostly Naples area); just make sure you are NOT applying for a position located in Sigonella (Sicily). For any questions or concerns please call the numbers above. GAETA MINIMART Ann#180003AS Sales Clerk/MM/NF-01/FLEX. Open until filled. Pay rate: $8-$9.50 per hour. Job summary: Sells general merchandise to customers by exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Must be 18 or older to apply. EUROPE DISTRICT ADMIN Ann#1800044S Human Resources Representative/61/NF-02/ Flex. Position closes December 29. Pay rate: $9-$11 per hour. Job summary: Performs a variety of administrative support duties that involve recruiting; processing personnel actions; conducting orientation training and

exit interviews; and completing the submission of performance appraisals.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES UMUC Seeking Full-Time Program Coordinator University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for their Naples office. The Program Coordinator (PC) will ensure quality services are provided to all current/prospective students and to be responsive to students/student issues. The PC will provide academic and administrative support services to prospects and students, and ensure quality assurance standards are met by being available, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. Required education/experience include a high school diploma/GED, with some college coursework preferred, background in customer service, ability to work in a fast-paced/complex environment with accurate attention to detail, and basic office management and clerical skills. For details email or call DSN 626-6675 or Comm. 081568-6675. To apply visit /program-coordinator-italyadvising-and-enrollment10006277-26/

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● Royal Palaces of Naples and Caserta. ● Churches (just about any Church will feature traditional figurines or live displays, complete with baby in the crib on Christmas Day). Illuminations ● Salerno City through January 20. ●Gaeta through January 20 in Latina ● San Lorenzello through January 7 in Benevento. Christmas Markets ● San Gregorio Armeno Street also known as “Christmas Alley” in Naples’ Historic Center. Panettone and Pandoro undoubtedly pervade food stores ● Pietrarsa Train and shops during the holidays. These traditional ChristMuseum through mas cakes are just the right gift for Neapolitans on your December 21 in list. Photo by J. Freed Naples. ● Vomero – Luca Giordano pedestrian zone in Naples. ● Arenella – Piazza Muzzi in Naples. ● Bacoli – Weekends only through December 23 Town Center in Naples. ● Pozzuoli – Through January 6 at Pertini promenade in Naples. ● Limatola Castle through December 9 in Benevento. ● Aversa – December 15-16 in San Francesco Cloister in Caserta province. Santa Claus Village Sorrento – Villa Fiorentino through January 1 in Naples Ballet Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at the San Carlo Theater in downtown Naples December 29 through January 5. Book through Buone feste!


MORE BASE NOTES Dec. 13: ‘Story Time with Santa’ at the Support Site Library Make the holiday season extra special with “Story Time with Santa” on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Support Site Library. For details call DSN 629-4360 or Comm. 081-811-4360. Dec. 8: Army Navy Flag Football Game Come and cheer your favorite team at Carney Park main football field December 8 at 10:30 a.m. This free event is open to all ages. The half-time show will feature the Youth Sports Flag Football Punt, Pass and Kick contest. Come early and get some good deals at the Flea Market (from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Private organizations will sell food during the game. For details call DSN 629-6528 or Comm. 081-811-6528. Dec. 8: Carney Park Flea Market Get some great deals and/or sell your extra items just in time for the holiday season on December 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual Carney Park Flea Market. Spaces are available for U.S. ID and Carney Park Access cardholders, with a December 7 deadline for table registration. To register for a table stop by Tickets & Travel at either Support Site or Capodichino or visit For details call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Dec. 10-21: Veterans Affairs OMSC Visiting NSA Naples A Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Service Coordinator, (VA OMSC) will be onboard NSA Naples December 10-21 during the day to meet with active duty service members, transitioning service member and veterans. Onehour face-to-face assistance sessions will be available to answer questions about VA benefits, VA Disability Compensation, Vocational Rehabilitation and employment benefits. To request a face-to-face appointment email and request your preferred date and time at either FFSC onboard Support Site or the Capodichino Library Conference Room. For details call DSN 629-6550 or Comm. 314-629-6997. Dec. 11: Strong Zumba and Fit Box at Support Site Fitness Forum Register now for the Strong Zumba and Fit Box fitness class. Workout is 45 minutes of Strong Zumba and 45 minutes of Fit Box. Classes are open to all fitness levels. For details call DSN 629-6604 or Comm. 081-811-6604. Dec. 11-12: CREDO Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) CREDO is hosting a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop at Bella Napoli Conference Center December 11 and 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ASIST workshops train first aid caregivers to help prevent suicide in our communities. To register visit CREDO Naples on Facebook or

visit the CREDO office onboard Capodichino in Bldg. 450 (1st floor across from the Fitness Center). For details email or call DSN 626-5255 or Comm. 081-568-5255. Now-Dec. 12: Wednesday Water Fitness Class at Capo FitZone pool Our Water Fitness class is an excellent way to tone up and stay in shape. The buoyancy of the water helps protect your knees, hips, and back from injury. You do not have to know how to swim to participate in our water fitness class. Just come ready to work out in the water! Class runs Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and is free. Appropriate swimsuits are required. Street clothing, shorts, or T-shirts are not allowed. For details call DSN 629-6513 or Comm. 081-811-6513. Dec. 14: 4th Annual Santa Claus Cruise at Support Site MWR will host Santa Claus as he cruises around Support Site December 14 on an NSA Fire Truck from 6 to 8:30 p.m. During his cruise, Santa will be officially judging the Holiday Decorating Contest. Visit Tickets and Travel now through December 13 to officially register for the contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top five winners and top three buildings. For details visit the MWR Facebook page or call DSN 629-4459 or Comm. 081-811-4459. Now-Dec. 14: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Season The 2018 Combined Federal Campaign runs now through December 14. With thousands of participating charities, you are sure to find a cause that is close to your heart. Whether you choose to give to feed the hungry, heal the sick, support veterans or another worthy cause, your donation will make a difference in the lives of those in need. Each Command has CFC Representatives that are standing by to help. For details visit or email Chief Master-at-Arms Luis X. Caceres at or call DSN 629-4269. Now-Dec. 14: Registration for Youth Sports Winter Season It’s time to register your 5 to 18-year-old child(ren) for Basketball and Cheerleading season. Bring your child’s valid proof of age along with your Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) online training certificate ( paysonline/) to the Support Site School Age office. Fee is required per player. Mandatory assessments will be held at Support Site Youth Center Gym on December 17 at 5 p.m. for Basketball (for ages 9 to 18) and December 18 at 5 p.m. for Cheerleading (for all participants). For details call DSN 629-4722/4725 or Comm. 081811-4722/4725.


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Why Is It Getting Colder Outside? From NSA Public Affairs

In the Northern Hemisphere the months of November through February are cold. That’s well known, but why? Many think it’s because the Earth is closer to the sun during the summer and further from it in winter. Actually, that’s not true. In fact, the Earth in closest to the sun about midway through July. So why is winter so cold? It’s because of the Earth’s axis. The axis of Earth is why we have seasons. Imagine there’s a giant disc stretching away from the Sun’s equator and all the planets are within it. This is the Sun’s axis of rotation. The way the Earth is in the disc accounts for our axis. Ours is tilted about 24 degrees away from the Sun’s which is why we experience seasons. Earth is split into four hemispheres: North, south, east, and west. The northern hemisphere con-

tains the North Pole, and the South Pole lies in the southern hemisphere. During the summer months in the northern hemisphere the North Pole faces the sun which means land there receives more sunlight. This sunlight hits the Earth at a steep angle. At this angle the sunlight spreads out less, making the energy hitting any one spot more intense and accounting for why summer is so warm. In the winter the Sun hits the South Pole at a narrower angle, because of this not only does the Northern Hemisphere receive less sun, but the energy is also lessened, making it colder. That is why summer is hot and winter is cold.

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Dec. 8: Dec. 9: Dec. 14: Dec. 15: Dec. 16: Dec. 22: Dec. 23: Dec. 27: Dec. 30:

Family Day at Cantina del Vesuvio Winery. €45 Benevento and the Nougat Festival . . . . . . . €47 Gaeta Christmas Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €25 Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel . . . . . €89 Experience Pompeii: Myths, Legend and Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €79 Salerno Christmas Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €27 Sassi of Matera and Live Nativity Scene. . . €55 Children Ceramics Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €35 Afternoon at the Circus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €25 Wine tasting tours are for adults only

EXTENDED TOURS Dec. 13-16: Christmas Markets in Northern Italy . . €375 Dec. 24-25: Christmas in Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €189 Dec. 30-Jan. 2 New Years in Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €525 Feb. 16-18: Carnevale in Venice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . €310 Apr 20-21: Easter Weekend in Florence and Pisa . . €195 For tour information, call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit

PANoRAMA December 7, 2018



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

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

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



PANoRAMA December 7, 2018

Panorama December 7, 2018  

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

Panorama December 7, 2018  

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