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Beacon

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Beacon
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The Beacon
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Souda Bay, Crete
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NSA Souda Bay Public Affairs
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English

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newspaper ( sobekcm )
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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June July 2018

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Page 2 The Beac Capt. Brad J. Collins Cmdr. Werner J. Rauchenstein CMDCM Neal T. Olds Beac Staff/Public Affas Office Jacky Fisher Joel Diller Kostas Fantaousakis Contact Email (All PAO personnel): SoudaBayPAO@eu.navy.mil

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Page 3 Fireghters assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, Greece, spray water from a re hose during a forward lay skill evaluation drill on June 12. NSA Souda Bay recently participated in various scenarios that simulated command-level and tactical decision-making as part of an Operational Readiness Assessment evaluated by a Regional Training Team. (Photo by Joel Diller, Public Aairs ) Ctents ON THE COVER: Triad Corner Awards & Frockings 4 6 10 8 13 14 Beacon layout design by Kostas Fantaousakis Community Outreach The Gouge Operational Readiness Assessment Overseas Housing Allowance

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Page 4 Triad Cn Team Sda, T heat and the number of tourists we see driving around that summer is here in full effect. The past six weeks have been a busy time for everyone on the installation. We were visited by historic event by supporting Air Force One as it stopped in Souda completing several base wide exercises and drills. All of these Support is our middle name and we pulled together to execute the mission. Great job! but we must be vigilant and use necessary precautions. Remember your outdoor activities during the high temperature hours. Keep an eye on your shipmates and be mindful of the signs leading to your speed (especially on Mouzouras Road) and be a defensive driver. NSA Souda Bay is only able to function so effectively because of the team we have built. Each and every one of us works hard to excel at our job and we are always there to back up our team mates at work. I ask that you take that same mindset with you on liberty. This applies to every individual assigned to NSA Souda Bay. Look out for each other. As you head for whatever activity you have not talking about the four page risk assessment chart and mitigation plan. Ask some simple questions. What is the weather? Do I have enough water? Do I have sunscreen? Does someone know where I am going and when I should be back? When am I going to eat? Who is the designated driver or are we using a cab? otherwise great day. The overall thing to remember is that like another so we all come back to work ready to execute mission. Being stationed here in Souda affords us many travel and Crete and the rest of Europe to see what they have to offer. MWR has many resources available to you to help experience the life in Crete. Kriti Info can tell you about events happening all over allows you to rent equipment for a majority of your needs and then Platanias on Thursday through Saturday. The shuttles are a great having to make a poor decision to drive after having a few adult beverages with your dinner. Thank you to everyone again for all of the hard work you all put in to make NSA Souda Bay the incredible place it is. Keep up summer ~ CMC

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Page 5 "NSA Souda Bay Navy Gateway Inns & Suites has tirelessly supported the Airmen assigned to the 21st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (ERS) which conducts sensitive reconnaissance and contingency operations in the European and African theaters. Vinny Hall and Giannis Grivas's team from the front desk to the housekeepers have provided unparalleled the squadron and presented it along with a squadron coin and patch to the NGIS staff in gratitude of their support and valuable relationship. Bravo Zulu NGIS!" Safety Dept. Receives Natial Recogniti T he NSA Souda Bay Safety department was recently honored as a nalist for the National Safety Councils Green Cross for Safety award in the category of Safety Excellence for its Proactive Motorcycle Safety Program. Mr. Tony Miletello, Director, Occupational Safety and Health, Oce of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment, received the award on behalf of NSA Souda Bay at the ceremony held at the Chicago Hilton. BZ for NGIS It was just an accident... Joe was driving his car down the road when he received a text. Hmmm, Sarah texted me! Joe looked down for a second and at the same time his car ran o the road. Joe was okay, but this was his third accident in three years, and there was a good probability that he was going to lose his insurance. Sound familiar? We all have accidents, so whats the big deal? Looking closer at the circumstances you can see where this crash (not accident) could have been avoided. First we have to change our culture. Everyone has accidents, only careless people have crashes. Stop calling and believing that whatever happens to you is an accident. ursday I drove onto the base and read the reader board days since last auto accident. I wondered what the circumstances were, and could not stop thinking about the ramications. Hi Chief, Ill be late this morning, I had an accident. Mom, Dad, dont get mad, I had an accident. Hi honey, rst o, Im okay I just had an accident. What if instead the conversation went like this? Hi Chief, I will be a little late this morning, I got in a hurry, was not paying adequate attention, took my eyes o the road, and crashed my car. e culture change that took place is called personal accountability. e car did not crash on its own. ere are always factors. Eliminate those factors, take ownership and the crash becomes avoidable. Apply this simple principle in your life. ink about your last accident or even near-miss. What were the factors? If you and others can honestly say that avoidable factors did not play a part in the mishap, then it was probably an act of God. Your time in Crete is too short to hassle with all the paperwork that comes with crashing your car. Dont think you are alone though, 40,000 people in the U.S. died last year in car crashes. Your actions or inactions while driving could have life altering consequences. Change the culture and change your life, or maybe even save a life

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Page 6 S tudents from Emmanuel Colleges Eastern Mediterranean Security Studies Summer Program gather for a group photo with Cmdr. Werner Rauchenstein, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay executive ocer, far right, and Cmdr. Josh Jones, NSA Souda Bay operations ocer, far le. e students were given an overview brief of NSA Souda Bays mission followed by a question and answer session, and a windshield tour of the bases facilities. (Photo by Joel Diller, Public Aairs) EVENTS FLIGHTLINE ACTIVITY PORT OPERATIONS Page 6 A promotion ceremony in honor of Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Rebecca Wiser was held on base Naval Support Activity Souda Bay on June 7. Chief Wiser received her senior chief combination cover

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Page 7 T ug boats guide the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS e Sullivans (DDG 68) as it arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit, June 27. e Sullivans, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (Photo by Joel Diller, Public Aairs) N Greek VIP guests. Page 7

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Page 8 OVERSEAS HOUSING ALLOWANCE OVERSEAS HOUSING ALLOWANCE Advance Guidance for 2018 Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-In Expenses Survey Greece Web Link Your Input Matters Participating in the Survey Special Survey Instructions

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Page 9 Expenses that Should be Reported Expenses that Should NOT be Reported Electricity Heating fuels o Natural gas o Heating oil o Liquid petroleum gas (LPG or Bombola) o Coal o Firewood Running water Sewer Bottled water for drinking Trash disposal Maintenance and minor repairs (i.e., replacement of a window pane, repair of an electrical outlet, etc.) Renters insurance required by lease or law, related to the physical dwelling, and identified by type of insurance. Examples are insurance for water or fire damage to residence, comprehensive, and liability insurance. Insurance e xpenses for your personal property should not be included. Taxes for which the tenant is responsible, must make a separately identifiable payment, and are tied to the physical dwelling. For France, includes Habitation Taxes, if paid. Condo fees, if not rolled up into rent or reimbursed as part of OHA rental allowance Recurring expenses such as, monthly monitoring fee for alarm system, if not included in the rent and reimbursed as part of OHA rental allowance Police protection and/or guards Intern et charges Tuition Telephone bills Auto gasoline/diesel fuel Auto expenses Books Pet expenses Postage Road taxes Gifts Repairs to personally owned electrical equipment Maid service (even if maid service is for security purposes) Yard maintenance Any and all expenses not associated with the physical dwelling Expenses that Should be Reported Expenses that Should NOT be Reported Utility hook up/installation charges to include nonrefundable de posits for telephone, electric, heating, and water/plumbing Security/safety items such as window bars, security doors, burglar alarm, smoke detectors, and lock/keys (if not previously reimbursed through the MIHA Security program) Initial services and fees such as home inspection, fumigation, wall papering and painting. Transformers and voltage regulators Miscellaneous items such as cabinets, shelves, sinks, curtains and shower rods, window and floor coverings, permanent light fixtures, wardrobes, insulat ion materials, and screens Lawn and garden expenses, fencing, or other yard related items Dishwashers, microwave ovens, and small/personal appliances Television antennas, and cable installation Light bulbs Taxes of any kind except sales tax as part of purchase price Personal labor costs Refundable deposits Rental cars/trucks when moving in Installation of internet Initial purchase of cleaning supplies or food Expenses that Should be Reported Expenses that Should NOT be Reported Heating fuels o Natural gas o Heating oil o Liquid petroleum gas (LPG or Bombola) o Coal o Firewood Running water Sewer Bottled water for drinking Trash disposal Maintenance and minor repairs (i.e., replacement of a window pane, repair of an electrical outlet, etc.) Renters insurance required by lease or law, related to the physical dwelling, and identified by type of insurance. Examples are insurance for water or fire damage to residence, comprehensive, and liability insurance. Insurance e xpenses for your personal property should not be included. Taxes for which the tenant is responsible, must make a separately identifiable payment, and are tied to the physical dwelling. For France, includes Habitation Taxes, if paid. Condo fees, if not rolled up into rent or reimbursed as part of OHA rental allowance Recurring expenses such as, monthly monitoring fee for alarm system, if not included in the rent and reimbursed as part of OHA rental allowance Police protection and/or guards Intern et charges Tuition Telephone bills Auto gasoline/diesel fuel Auto expenses Books Pet expenses Postage Road taxes Gifts Repairs to personally owned electrical equipment Maid service (even if maid service is for security purposes) Yard maintenance Any and all expenses not associated with the physical dwelling Expenses that Should be Reported Expenses that Should NOT be Reported Utility hook up/installation charges to include nonrefundable de posits for telephone, electric, heating, and water/plumbing Security/safety items such as window bars, security doors, burglar alarm, smoke detectors, and lock/keys (if not previously reimbursed through the MIHA Security program) Initial services and fees such as home inspection, fumigation, wall papering and painting. Transformers and voltage regulators Miscellaneous items such as cabinets, shelves, sinks, curtains and shower rods, window and floor coverings, permanent light fixtures, wardrobes, insulat ion materials, and screens Lawn and garden expenses, fencing, or other yard related items Dishwashers, microwave ovens, and small/personal appliances Television antennas, and cable installation Light bulbs Taxes of any kind except sales tax as part of purchase price Personal labor costs Refundable deposits Rental cars/trucks when moving in Installation of internet Initial purchase of cleaning supplies or food Preparing for the Utility Expenses Survey Preparing for the Move-In Expenses Survey Report all move-in expenses not covered by any other allowance. For those items not separately listed on the survey, provide a brief description. Do not include move-in expenses that are rent or security related for which you were previously reimbursed. Move-in expenses to report: e le column lists expenses which you should report in the MIHA portion of your survey. Expenses which should NOT be reported in this portion are listed in the right column.

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Page 10 Opatial Readiness Assessment

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Page 12 All Emergencies on Base can be called from a DSN line. T h e E m e r g e n c y D i s p a t c h e r s a r e r e a d y 2 4 / 7 t o t a k e y o u r e m e r g e n c y c a l l a n d p r o v i d e S e c u r i t y F i r e o r M e d i c a l a s s i s t a n c e W h o t o C a l l i n a n E m e r g e n c y NSA SOUDA BAYEMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER 9 1 1 Theres nothing like outdoor grilling. Its one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

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Page 13 Cmunity Oueach Photos by Kostas Fantaousakis, Public Aairs Volunteers from NSA Souda Bay participated in a yardwork project at the Daily Care Center for Children and Young Adults in Chania. Dept. participated in a community outreach event by picking up trash at Stavros beach. Volunteers were more than happy to show their appreciation for the rich culture of the people of environment.

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Page 14 Awards at Quarters & Frockings June 2018 LT STOPCHICK LCDR ROE MAC RAY LOC ABHAN KEMP ABHAN TARWATER FIRE CHIEF MCQUAIG AC3 BROWN MA3 BURLESON AC3 HER AC3 HUERECAAGUIRRE AC3 MCALLISTER HM3 ROMANUK AC3 RUISS ABH3 TARWATER MA3 ZABROCKI LS1 GOMEZ CONGRATULATIONS AWARDEES & FROCKEES! Photos by Jacky Fisher and Joel Diller, Public Aairs

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Page 15 Want to Participate in a Community Outreach Project? POC: Kostas Fantaousakis, Community Relations Specialist. Call 266-1348 or 694-043-1157 E-mail: konstantinos.fant.gr@eu.navy.mil All Hands emails are sent calling for volunteers Ask to join the ComRel projects volunteers distro list. Got a ComRel idea? Contact PA for guidance. We volunteer, but ALWAYS provide quality service! MEETINGS WILL START AGAIN SEPTEMBER 11