NAPLES, Italy — The new headquarters building for the Naval Forces Europe and 6th Fleet has been renamed in honor of a Naples-based Navy captain who worked at the facility and died in his office in January 2004.

The Capt. John E. Meyers building was dedicated at the Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino base Thursday afternoon. Meyers’ wife, Petra, and other members of his family joined with Navy Region Europe commander Rear Adm. Stanley Bozin to unveil the new name.

The building houses staff from the joint command headquarters, plus personnel from other commands, including Submarine Group Eight and Military Sealift Command Europe.

The windowless building had previously been called the C4I building, which stands for command, control, computers, communications and intelligence.

Meyers, a 1972 graduate of the Naval Academy, was chief of staff for Task Force 63 between December 1999 and the time of his death, which Navy officials said at the time was most likely from natural causes.

Airmen will compete to be USAFE Idol

RAF MILDENHALL, England — Airmen will have a chance to show off their singing talents when the USAFE Idol talent show is held at 7 p.m. Friday at the base theater. Competitors will sing one song accompanied by the Touch ’n’ Go Band from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

Winners of the competition, which is based on a reality talent show on American television known as “American Idol,” will be eligible to compete for the title of USAFE Idol at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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