GTMO galleys among best in Navy
MC2 Kimberly Williams
NAVSTA G TMO PAO
Naval Station (NAVSTA)
Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) won
the annual Capt. Edward F.
Ney Memorial Award for the
OCONUS ashore category of
the 2009 Captain Edward F.
Ney Memorial Award for food
The annual award is bestowed
upon commands whose food
service program demonstrates
overall excellence with the ob-
jective of improving the quality
of life for personnel.
"This is the first time GTMO
has won this award since 1960,
said Chief Warrant Officer Kathy
Wiseman, NAVSTA GTMO
food services officer. "The mis-
sion here is so difficult and we
work hard to ensure that we pro-
duce high-quality results for the
people of GTMO. Winning this
award gives the command the
opportunity to reward culinary
specialists who have consistently
pushed excellence and outstand-
ing customer service ," Wiseman
The award, established in
1958 by the Secretary of the
Navy and the International Food
Service Executives Associa-
tion, is designed to improve and
recognize the quality of food
service in the Navy.
A team of inspectors from
Navy Supply conducted an
CS1 Horace Rodney pours milk into a measuring cup while preparing a pie filling Feb. unannounced site visits of all
23. NAVSTA GTMO galleys won The Navy's Capt Edward F Ney MenorialAward finalists for the award back in
h te ft October 2008. They evaluated
for the OCONUS ashore category. This is thefirst year the command has won the the galley's on their overall din-
Ney award since 1960. NAVSTA GTMO galleys employ 120 civilian and five military
culinary specialists throughout four galleys.
See NEY, page 4
Vol. 66 No. 08
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"I ignore them. I don't get
myself worked up."
- DC1 (SW) Anthony Graves
-MA3 Fielding Lemcke
How do you
"I approach them in a
-MASN Eric Traver
Photos by Vanessa Neyra
Vol. 66 No. 08
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Capt. Steven H.
Cmdr. Paul Mitchell
MCC Lewis Mesta
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Madhya Husta recognizes Cuban community center employee Nadine
Williams for excellence with the organization Feb. 13.
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Daily Catholic Mass Mon. Fri. 5:30
p.m. (Main Chapel) Vigil Mass, Sat.
5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. Mass,
7:30 a.m. (JTF-Troopers Chapel)
Sun. 9 a.m. Mass (Main Chapel)
Protestant (GTMO Chapel)
Sat. 11 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist
Service (Room B) Sun. 5:30 a.m.
Iglesia Ni Christo (RoomA) 8 a.m.
Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Room
D) 9 a.m. LDS Service (RoomA) 10
a.m. Liturgical Service (Room B) 11
a.m. General Prot. Service 11 a.m.
United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg
1036) 1 p.m. Gospel Service 1 p.m.
LORIMI Gospel Service
(Room D) 6 p.m. GTMO Bay Chris-
tian Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
Friday Religious Services
1:15 p.m. Islamic Service (Room C)
7 p.m. Jewish Service (FMI call 2628)
JTF Troopers Chapel
Wed. 11 a.m. Spanish Mass (New)
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Vigil Mass (PPI Cha-
pel) Sun. 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
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SRB Levels Change
MC2(AW) La Tunya Howard
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) The Navy
announced revised selective re-enlistment bonus
(SRB) rates Feb. 18 inNAVADMIN 050/09.
"We adjust SRBs as a retention incentive to
provide the critical skills needed in the fleet," said
Vice Adm Mark Ferguson, chief of naval person-
nel. "We're experiencing great retention in nearly
all zones andNECs (Navy Enlisted Classifications)
and we've adjusted SRB levels in response to this
"While not every Sailor qualifies for a SRB, all
Sailors are important to the successful executionof
Navy missions," added Ferguson
The new message approves 35 increases in
SRBs, many in the nuclear field, and 412 de-
The increased award levels are effective im-
mediately anddecreased levels are effective March
11. These award levels are continually reviewed
and evaluated. This NAVADMIN supersedes
The SRB Program enhances the Navy's abil-
ity to size, shape and stabilize the force by using
a monetary incentive to encourage Sailors with
critical skills the Navy needs most to reenlist. SRB
is a market-based incentive allowing the Navy to
strategically adjust award levels as retention needs
The Navy announced changes to the SRB
policy earlier this year which allows Sailors to
reenlist early for SRB as long as they are within
90 days priorto their expiration of active obligated
service (EAOS) and within the current fiscal year
of their EAOS. A Sailor whose SRB award level
decreases or is removed is eligible to re-enlist in
the first 30 days following release of a new SRB
award plan only if their hard EAOS is within 90
days of the effective date of the message. In the
case ofNAVADMIN 050/09 this date is calculated
to be May 9.
"By reducing the time frame for SRB reenlist-
ment, the Navy canbetterproject and manage end
strength while continuing to provide incentive to
Sailors with critical skills and valuable experience
to stay Navy," said Jeri Busch, head, military pay
and compensation policy branch for the chief of
The policy change is part of an overall effort
to stabilize the force at about 329,000 active duty
Sailors by the end of this fiscal year
Some otherrequirements underthe SRB policy
*All SRB reenlistmentrequests mustbe submit-
ted 35-120 days prior to the requested reenlistment
SRB requests submitted less than 35 days in
advance of the requested date of reenlistment may
Sailors who are eligible for combat zone tax
exclusion (CZTE) and have anEAOS that falls in
the current fiscal year are exempt from the 90 day
policy and may re-enlist early for SRB outside of
the 90 day window as long as they are eligible for
CZTE at the time of re-enlistment. These Sailors
along with command career counselors must an-
notate inthe remarks sectionofthe pre-certification
request whether they are currently CZTE eligible.
"All rates andNECs were extensively analyzed
for bonus levels, and the corresponding increases
and reductions were not taken lightly," concluded
To readNAVADMIN 050/09visit http://www.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 s
W.T. Sampson Photography Club
This week's featured artist:
The WT Sanmpson Photography Club has been
Jordon Hanson, 6th Grade designed to promote student's creativity through the
eyes of a young artist 4th 6th grade students learn
about different strategies to be able to take the best
pictures in different environments.
Selected pictures will be published in the Gazette to
recognize their best effort in a positive way. Picture
categories will include school activities, objects in
motion, & nature.
This week's feature cones from the objects in
motion category. This is a perfect example of an
object in motion and its reflection at Denich Skate
Photography Club Sponsor
WT Sanmpson Elementary School
6 Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button
The elderly Daisy (Cate Blanchett) is
on her deathbed with her daughter
Caroline (Julia Ormond) in a New
Orleans hospital as Hurricane
Katrina approaches in August
2005. Daisy tells the story of a blind
clockmaker named Gateau (Elias
Koteas), who was commissioned to
create a clock to hang in the New
Orleans train station. After receiving
news of his son's death in World War
I, he continued work on his clock,
but intentionally designed it to run
backward, in the hope that it would
bring back those who died in the war.
Friday. Feb. 27
7 p.m., PG, 89 min.
He's Just Not That Into you
9 p.m., PG-13, 127 min.
R, 137 min.
Saturday. Feb. 28
Marley & Me
7 p.m., PG, 115 min.
The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button
9 p.m., PG-13, 121 min.
Sunday. March 1
7 p.m., PG-13, 104 min.
Monday. March 2
7 p.m., PG-13, 99 min.
Tuesday. March 3
The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button
7 p.m., PG-13, 121 min.
Wednesday. March 4
7 p.m., PG, 89 min.
Thursday. March 5
7 p.m., R, 137 min.
Feb. 28 @ 7a.mn at the Sailing
3 Person Co-ed Team (at least
one female mustparticipate)
12 Mile Xtreme Mountain Bike
8 Mile Team Canoe
12 Mile Xtreme Cross Country
1 Mile Swim
Sign up at the Marina. FMI
Call Glen 2345
Trophies, Gift Certificate,
Prizes, Power Bars, Xtreme
SHINYLAPEL TRIO BAND
March 4 @ 8p.m. Goat
March 5 @ 7p.m. Bayview
March 6 @ 8p.m. -
THE DRIVE HOME BAND
March 7 @ 9 p.m. Tiki Bar
March 9 @ 8p.m. -
2009 OPEN-REC SPRING
March 9 @ 6p. m. at Cooper
Field Sign-Up Deadline
March 4 by 5p.m. at the
Denich Gym Coaches Meeting
March 5 @ 5:30p.m., at the
Denich Gym Sports Office
FMI Call 2113
SPRING CRAFT FAIR
10a.m. to 2p.m.
at the Windjammer
Tables are $10
Sign up at the Ceramic Shop
Sign up deadline is 10p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 7
(2) Hp Pavilion Laptop dv156us
Notebook. Recently added memory
runs really fast and is convenient to
travel with asking 450. FMI contact
Franno firstname.lastname@example.org or 77685.
(2) 24" Diamondback Octane girls
bicycle for sale. 40mm suspension
fork; Shimano shifters, derailleurs,
& freewheel; aluminum rims; alloy
linear pull brakes. Never ridden.
$100 OBO. FMI call 77237 or
BMX BICYCLE 20" REDLINE
LINK 1.1. Like new 1 month old,
rear brake, Gyro Rotor, 3pc Crank
set, 48's X Rims, Freaky X Tires,
Lifetime warranty on frame. Paid
almost two fifty w/tax and will let it
go for $190.00, Plus you don't have
to pay like $70.00 in shipping.
LINK 1.1. Likenew 1 monthold,rear
brake, GyroRotor, 3pc Crank set, 48's
X Rims, Freaky X Tires, Lifetime
warranty on frame. Paid almost two
fifty w/tax and will let it go for $190,
Plus you don't have to pay like $70
in shipping. FMI call: 90852.
(2) Four PS2 GAMES with One
control, 8mb memory card, TV
connectors all for $150, one PS3
game new call of duty 3 $40. FMI
(1) 54 inchflat screen JVC TV, $475.
Dining room glass table set. 4 chairs
included, Like new, $175. FMI call
3797 or 77380.
(1) Men's large complete dive
package: CressiBC, SCUBAPRO
regulator kit, twinjet fins,
Boots, gloves, weights, 80cf tank
and many extras $900 firm. FMI
call 79484 or 72116.
(1) Large Mahogany bureau-$75,
Queen size bed-$100, Large
Mosaic tile table-$25,
Internet satellite dish-$50. FMI
call 75833 after 5 p.m.
(1) ISPfor $69.99 p/mo. Requires
1.8m SATELLITE Dish, 3 Watt
BUC, LNB, modem, and VOIP
adapter. Purchase all for $2,000-
commercial grade equipment.
1.2m SATELLITE Dish $500.
BIRDOG Satellite Finder $500.
Kenmore DRYER & WASHER -
top loading. $800 for both.
FMI call 84049.
(1)2 Performance shocks absorber
pro Comp ES 9000. $80 OBO.
(1) TV stand from good quality
wood, $ 50. Wing chair in excellent
condition $ 40, FMI call 77606.
VEHICLES & BOATS
(2) 21 speed mountain bike, comes
with a comfy seat, a helmet and an air
pump. Asking $135, call 78288
(2) 2004 BAJAJ Chetak Motor
condition, with helmet and extras -
$1,000. FMI Call 75798 or 74790.
(2) 2004 Ford Focus, $5000 FMI
(1) 91' yellow Geo Tracker, $2600
OBO. 96' Geo metro (2-door), $2400
OBO. $4000forboth! FMIcall 84489
- $1,600. FMI 84049.
(1) 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 4x4.
Delivered to GTMO when new,
13,200+ miles, Wht/Blk Top,
6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic
Transmission, Trail Rated, 4x4,
A/C, Pwr Steering, Tilt Wheel,
AM/FM, Single CD, Dual Front
Air Bags, Rear Seat. $13,500. FMI
call 77375 or 4857.
(1) Pontiac Grand AM 1999 V6,
A/C white, no scratches, good on
gas, $ 4000 FMI call 77606.
(1) 1992 Ford Ranger Excellent
engine with 56K miles. Excellent
transmission, new CD player. $1800
OBO. FMI call 3287 or 78474.
(1) Sewing Machine Operator,
LWG-3111-03; Supply Technician,
YB-2005-01. Please place in the
Gazette for more information,
please contact CNRSE Forward
Deployed Detachment Office at
4441 or 4822.
(1)Relocating to Norfolk Va.?
Beautiful Cape Cod for sale. 3 BR,
2 Barh, sun room, large comer lot,
quietneighborhood close to all bases.
179k. FMI call 77720
(1) Tiger needs a new home
because his current family is
transferring soon. Tiger is a
beautiful gray and black tabby,
1 year old male cat. He is up
to date with his immunization,
neutered and declawed. He is a
very playful indoor/outdoor cat.
All of his supplies are included.
Please call 75584 if you have a
good home for Tiger.
(1) Please Join the Guantanamo
Bay Spouses Club for its March
meeting! It will be held March 2
at the Community Center, 7:30
p.m. We will be nominating new
officers, discussing the Mother/
Daughter Tea, Father/Son Croquet
Tournament, and other upcoming
events. All current and prospective
members are welcome!
(2)Wanted: lightly used large area
rugs. FMI 75590
(2) Wanted: Twin sized mattress
and box spring sets Please call
(2) Wanted: Men's mountain bike
& drum set. FMI call 73801 or
Feb. 28: Two family garage sale,
Caravella Point 4Aand 4B.
Feb. 28: Vllamar 727B, 9-11 a.m
March 1: Nob Hill 12A, 8 a.m. noon
I l e L.VU 7 U. I 11, VVUI IIbII LUy IIIYLI IIUUl II LUl 11111LLee
is now accepting nominations for our "phenomenal woman" contest.
All women, both military and civilian, are eligible for this award by meeting the
criteria outlined in the official nomination form. Those selected will be
acknowledged during the 2009 Women's History Month Celebration
scheduled for March 27. Nomination forms are available at the NAVSTA Public
affairs and Admin office or by contacting any member of the Women's History
FMI call MC2 Williams at 4520 or 84059.
r t &I "Und I by
SCSI parking lot.
*Volunteer hours will be logged
for militaty members.
FMI call ENS Underwood at 4524 or
IS2 Craft at 9830.
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