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Restricted For a Reason
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd
Class Leona Mynes, Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs
Being the only U.S. military
installation located in a communist
country with no formal diplomatic
relations, residents may find rules
in Guantanamo Bay more stringent
than other bases. It is no surprise
that certain areas on base are
designated as restricted by the
Naval Station commanding officer
in accordance with OPNAVINST
When any unauthorized
personnel enter a restricted area,
security is compromised. In some
restricted areas, deadly force is
Since early October, people have
been found in restricted areas, and RESTRICTED
according to Ralph Densmore, the
Naval Station's physical security
officer, these people have been let off
with verbal warnings. AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY
Starting Nov. 7, units patrolling
restricted areas will arrest and
process individuals who violate
restricted area signs and warnings.
"Restricted areas are mission
critical assets that are required to
meet the mission of the command,"
Densmore said. "To lose or have
any one of them compromised
lessens the command's ability to
meet it's mission."
Densmore said Guantanamo
Bay follows the U.S. Navy's 'AREA PROHIBIDA NO CENTRE
guidelines on restricted access,
outlined in OPNAVINST 5530.14E,
Navy Physical Security and Law
Enforcement Program.AMENTE EL PERSONAL AUTHORIZED
The instruction outlines levels
of restricted access and requires
local commanders to limit access to
authorized personnel only.
authorize levels of restricted access vary A restricted area sign on the fence surrounding the Weapons Department
Thefrom one to three, with three being vary warns passers-by of its restricted status. This and similar signs are posted
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(SW) Bill Mesta.
See RESTRICTED, page 5
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette
Vol. 66 No. 44
U.S. Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
NAVSTA COMMANDING OFFICER
Capt. Steven H. Blaisdell
NAVSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Cmdr. Paul Mitchell
NAVSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
NAVSTA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
Mr. Terence Peck
LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
MCC(SW) Bill Mesta
EDITOR, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER
MC3 Leona Mynes
Contact the Public Affairs Office by
calling 4520/4623 or by e-mailing
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an
authorized publication for members
of the military services and their
families stationed at U.S. Naval
Station Guantanamo Bay.
The contents do not necessarily
reflect the official views of the U.S.
Government, the Department of De-
fense, or the U.S. Navy, and do not
imply endorsement thereof.
The editorial content is prepared, edited
and provided by the Public Affairs Office
of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
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By Ralph E. Densmore, NAVSTA Physical Security Officer
The area beyond the housing self-help warehouse on Sherman
Avenue towards the North East Gate is posted as a restricted area.
Unauthorized vehicle traffic, recreational jogging, biking or
sightseeing beyond the posted restricted area sign is prohibited.
Unauthorized personnel are subject to apprehension by Naval Security
Forces if discovered in the area for breach of security.
Naval Station Security has been providing verbal warnings for the
past three weeks and will start apprehending personnel who are not
authorized beginning Nov. 7, 2009.
FMI, contact Ralph E. Densmore by calling 4603.
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CAN I TRANSFER OR ROLL OVER MONEY FROM AN EXISTING RETIREMENT PLAN TO MY
Yes. Whether active or separated, you can transfer or roll over money from a
traditional IRA or eligible employer plan into your TSP. If you separate from
service, you can transfer money into your TSP unless you have started to receive
or already received the funds.
The TSP only accepts funds from a traditional IRA or an eligible employer plan.
The money that you are transferring or rolling over must be considered an
"eligible distribution" under the Internal Revenue Code. If considering a transfer
or a rollover, you should check with the administrator of the plan from which
you wish to transfer the money to ensure that the funds are eligible.
HOW DO I TRANSFER MONEY INTO MY TSP ACCOUNT?
There are two methods for transferring money to your TSP from a traditional
IRA or eligible employer plan. If you have not received the money from your
former plan, but wish to have the IRA or plan transfer money directly to the TSP,
complete Form TSP-U-60, Request for a Transfer Into the TSP, and certify that the
distribution is eligible then give it to the administrator of the IRA or plan so that
its certified that your distribution is from an eligible retirement plan. Your former
plan can then send the completed Form TSP-U-60 and the funds to the TSP
Service Office. In this situation, the money is transferred to the TSP before taxes
You will have 60 days to transfer, beginning on the date you receive the funds.
After that time, the distribution will not be eligible for rollover.
Whether you or your IRA or plan sends a check to the TSP, the check and other
attached documents must have your Social Security number written on it to
ensure that it is credited to the proper account. If the account cannot be identified,
the check will be returned to the sender.
For more information on your TSP, IRA or employer plan or for any
financial questions, contact Sam Rayburn at the Fleet and Family
Support Center by calling 4141.
November 6, 2009
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Daily Catholic Mass
Mon.- Fri. 5:30 p.m. (Main Chapel)
Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel)
Sunday 9 a.m. (Main Chapel)
Seventh Day Adventist Service
Sat. 11 a.m. (Room B)
Iglesia Ni Christo
Sun. 5:30 a.m. (Room A)
Pentecostal Gospel Temple
Sun. 8 a.m. (Room D)
Sun. 9 a.m. (Room A)
Sun. 10 a.m. (Room B)
General Protestant Service
Sun. 11 a.m. (Main Chapel)
United Jamaican Fellowship
Sun. 11 a.m. (Bldg. 1036)
Sun. 1 p.m. (Main Chapel)
LORIMI Gospel Service
Sun. 1 p.m. (Room D)
GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship
Sun. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel)
GTMO Christian Fellowship
Sun. 8 p.m. (Main Chapel)
1:15 p.m. (Room C)
7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)
JTF TROOPERS CHAPEL
Wed. 11 a.m.
Sat. 6:30 p.m. (PPI Chapel)
Sun. 7:30 a.m.
Call 84792 or 78519.
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the most secure restricted area.
Access to level three restricted area constitutes
access to the security interest within that area. Other
levels, one and two, usually serve as buffer zones
around a level three security risk.
Visitors may enter these areas on official business
only and may only do so with proper authorization.
Authorization comes from the department or unit
responsible for the secure area. All visitors must
sign a visitor's log and be escored by an authorized
The top three restricted areas in Guantanamo Bay
include fuels, weapons, and the waterway protected
industrial area, which is designated by an imaginary
line between Fisherman's Point to Radio Point. These
are the places base residents should avoid.
Another restricted area that is often violated is
located from the Self-Help store to the Northeast Gate
on Sherman Avenue.
Signs are posted in all restricted areas warning
traffic of its restricted access. When pedestrians,
cyclists or swimmers violate these areas, it is
considered a security breach.
"What everyone needs to understand is that deadly
force is authorized in some instances to protect
mission crictical assets," Densmore said.
Aside from deadly force, Densmore said
servicemembers found in restricted areas can be
charged with Artcle 92 of the Uniform Code of
Military Justice, which is failure to obey a lawful
order and face non-judicial punishment.
"Factors that affect departments' missions do
not negate the fact that they are required to protect
mission critical assets," Densmore said. For more
information, contact Densmore at 4603.
Between 1982 and 1999, the percentage of alcohol-related high-
way fatalities steadily declined from 57 to 38-percent.
In 2000, alcohol-related deaths started to increase, especially
among moderately impaired males aged 18-34.
Q: What is the difference between drunk and "buzzed"?
A: Nothing but a misinformed mindset.
* Studies show that buzzed drivers think "drunk drivers" are
* They don't realize that even if they aren't wasted, they're
still over the legal limit and their driving is impaired.
Q: What blood alcohol content level is considered legally
A: In all 50 states, .08 is legally drunk.
How many drinks does it take to reach the limit?
SProbably less than you think.
SDepends on gender, weight, and fluctuating factors such as
how much you've had to eat.
dri1 12-ounce beer
1 drink 1 6-ounce glass of wine
1 6-ounce glass of champagne
1 1.5-ounce glass of distilled spirits
More than one drink per hour means you're probably drunk,
even if you only feel a little buzzed.
You don't have to be falling-down-drunk to be a danger behind
Remember, there's no difference between buzzed and drunk.
November 6, 2009
Like Body Armor, Flu Vaccine Aims to Protect Troops
By John J. Kruzel, American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Like
protective equipment issued to troops
downrange, the H1N1 flu vaccine is
a measure the Defense Department
is taking to safeguard U.S. military
forces, a defense official said Nov. 3.
"We use other treatment modalities
to protect people in the same way
we use body armor to protect against
other threats," said Ellen P. Embrey,
acting assistant secretary of defense
for health affairs.
"The H1N1 vaccine was purchased
specifically for our uniformed
servicemembers so they could
continue to perform their mission
anywhere on the globe," she
continued. "And during a pandemic,
that's a real threat."
Officials at the department, which
received initial allotments of the
vaccine last week, said doses will
be distributed in coming weeks
according to a prioritized list of
recipients. Vaccines first will be made
available to deployed personnel, bases
that receive new military accessions,
such as basic training installations and
the service academies and all health-
care workers assigned to military
medical treatment facilities.
Immunization for both seasonal
flu and H1N1 is mandatory for all
military personnel and is highly
recommended for beneficiaries.
"Our system to manufacture and
distribute, and then put shots in arms,
is the priority of the government. And
[the Defense Department] has been
participating with HHS very closely
to ensure that we acquire sufficient
vaccine to protect the U.S. military's
ability to perform its mission
globally," Embrey said, referring
to the Health and Human Services
Embrey noted that the
department has long used
vaccinations against anthrax, small
pox and seasonal flu, for example -
to protect the force and preserve its
ability to perform its mission.
"The H1N1 virus is unique because
it targets young, healthy people 24 and
under and the average age of our force
is 24," she said. "So this is particularly
important to us that we have the
ability to protect the majority of the
people who are preserving the national
security of this country because if
they're down they can't perform."
The department also has received
several hundred vaccines from
Health and Human Services for
defense civilians, Embrey said.
Because vaccines may be coming
in relatively small numbers
initially, local commanders will be
responsible for determining how
supplies are distributed.
"It will be up to the local
commanders to determine the best
balance of mission preservation and
addressing the individuals who are
at high risk of getting the flu whether
they're a civilian in our workforce,
and according to CDC, we should be
paying closest attention to those at
highest risk," she said, referring to the
Centers for Disease Control.
"As additional allotments come in
over the next several weeks, there will
be sufficient vaccines to give to anyone
who would like to have it," she added.
Embrey said Health and Human
Services allocated additional vaccines
for retirees, family members and other
individuals living overseas.
"So if you live in those locations
and you want a shot, please come in,
or if you're at high risk, please come in
and get your shots now because those
are being distributed as we speak," she
said. "This vaccine is safe, it's effective,
it's [Food and Drug Administration]
approved. If this vaccine is available in
your area get it."
Resources & Links
iters for Disease
trol & Prevention
v one-stop site for
. Department of
:ulture's HIN1 site
usda.gov/H 1N lflu
Do you have the flu?
For advice if you believe you have the flu...
Call the Hospital Influenza Hotline at 7-2120.
Take the H1N1 Self Assessment online at
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Saturday Nov 7 2200
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Sunday Nov 8 2000
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Monday Nov 9 2000
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Tuesday Nov 10 2000
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Wednesday Nov 11 2000
Julie and Julia
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All classified ads must be submitted by noon the Tuesday before
publication. Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only those
e-mailed to pao-ClassifiedAds@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Classified ads sent
to any other e-mail address may not be published. Ads only run for 2
weeks. If you need to run your ad for longer, just re-submit it to pao-
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 4520.
Plants for sale. Call 2623.
Crib w/ mattress and
matching changing table
dresser, walnut finish.
$125. FMI 74233.
Captain bed w/3 drawers,
white, twin size $50 FMI
tor tubes: Large $50, Med.
$20, Small $10; Knee-
board $20, water skis $10
Black upright Kawaii
piano (acoustic) in great
condition. $1200 OBO
Children's Usborne Edu-
cational books, $1-$10
50" screen TV with stand.
$400 OBO. Call 77929,
72530, or 84492.
19" HDTV (3 months old)
$200. FMI Call 77929,
5 disc Sony DVD Player-
Great condition. $25 Call
77929, 72530, or 84492.
Yamaha Music Keyboard,
$35. Indian Harmonium
(hardly used) $350. JVC
$120. FMI call 78471.
6' Satellite Dish with
100ft of cable and LNB.
$600 OBO. FMI call
77522 after 1700.
Brown Microsuede three
seat couch $100. Call
Large Pro QD BCD w/
Air2, regulator, 3 gauge
w/computer, 10# weights:
$825. Aaron@ 9803 or
Goggles/snorkel, L wet-
suit, L dive top, M gloves,
L boots, L Mares split
fins, gear bag: $345. Aar-
on@ 9803 or 78192.
Dive lights, JBL 24 spear
gun w/camera mount,
8mp camera, strobe,
stringer, gear hangers:
$575. Aaron@ 9803 or
Xbox360 Games $30
each: Halo 3, Fable 2,
Street Fighter 4. Call
$50. Total Gym fairly
new $150. Call Natalie at
77494 or 74764.
HP laptop. 1GB memory,
Webcam, 14" screen,
light scribe DVD burner
and Wi-Fi B/G. FMI
AMU New/Used Books.
INTL 500-$55, INTL
504-$90, INTL 634-$140,
INTL 636 -$105. Call
Large Weber BBQ Grill -
$35 FMI 9794 /77003.
3x6' oak dining room
table w/4 Windsor chairs
$135; 3x5' wood dining
room table $45; 32" JVC
TV $200; Washer & Dryer
$225; FMI call 77806.
30G black IPOD 1700
songs, $200. Call 79404.
Canon Powershot Camera
with optional SLR mode,
$300. Call 79404.
36 in flat screen (not pan-
el) TV, $350 obo. Call
Black authentic w/ card
Prada handbag, $80. Call
Louis Vuitton Speedy
30 in Epi leather, excel-
lent condition. Tom Ford
sunglasses. Shoes, bath
towels & rugs, clothes,
African art work. FMI call
9830 or 77792.
HP laptop with 1GB
memory, built in Webcam,
14" screen, light scribe
DVD burner and Wi-Fi
B/G. FMI 77011/77479.
Tan leather couch full
size, some wear, Serta
$300 OBO. Contact
Kathy Jo 77550.
Diamondback Hybrid bi-
cycle, disk brakes front
and back, high end bike,
ridden lightly $350 OBO.
Contact Kathy Jo 77550.
For more information,
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'98 Mitsubishi Eclipse
RS, 2.0 5 speed, AM/
FM CD player, AC with
great sound system
please contact Jermain at
14.5' Bay Liner Capri w/
Trailer, Outboard 70hp
Johnson Motor $2500
or make an offer. FMI:
'98 Nissan PathFinder LE
4x4, A/C. $5,000 firm.
FMI Call day 8082 or eve-
'03 Kawa Ninja 500r,
6300 miles, in good con-
dition w/ helmet, bike
vest, & reflector vest.
$3000 obo. FMI 77158.
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Controls, Diamond Plate
pegs and shifter. Good
condition. $5800. FMI:
'07 Ford Focus 2 door
hatchback- blue, 13,000
miles, great condition,
$7,500. Contact An-
gela Wilson.Call 73948 /
84910/ or 8629/8633 or
'95 Ford Windstar Van.
FMI call 72117/72058.
'91 Colt Dodge Vis-
ta 4 door, manual.
$1700 OBO. FMI call
'97 F-150 XLT a/c, p/
window, p/lock, p/seat, p/
steering, p/break, $4,500.
Call 77958 after working
19' Deck Boat, Evinrude
155 Eng, NEW Vinyl
folding top, clean, See at
Pier 33 #7, $3800, Call
Mike w)4431, c)84137,
'97 GMC truck 1500.
Standard shift. $3500.
Cobia 19' Speedboat.
Call Steve 74466 or 8345.
BlueBook $7000. Will
take best offer.
'01 Chevy Blazer Ex-
treme. Good condition.
$6000 OBO. Call Steve
74466 or 8345
'03 Landrover Free-
Lander. Good condition.
Includes tow package.
$10,000. Call Steve 74466
'06 Harley Davidson 883
custom, low mileage,
screaming eagles, small
dent on gas tank, metallic
black $6250 OBO. FMI
Kathy Jo 77550.
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Nov. 7; Carribean Circle
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Nov. 7; Villimar 18B, 8
Security Social Commit-
tee Security T-shirts on
sale. Adult $15, Youth
$10. FMI call MA2
Peguero @ home: 77271
or work: 3813.
If you're feeling the
symptoms of the flu, call
the hospital's Influenza
Hotline at 72120 or self-
diagnose at www.flu.gov/
The LCU that replaced the
Ferry to cross the bay is
currently out of commis-
sion. The LCM-8, which
is much smaller, will be
used to ferry vehicles to
and from Leeward. Maxi-
mum vehicle capacity is
three (3) regular sized
vehicles. All foot traffic,
other than vehicle drivers
and vehicle passengers
will be required to ride the
Utility Boat (UB).
GTMO Girl Scouts teach their fellow elementary
school students about ways they can stay safe
in the event of an emergency with an interactive
lesson. The Girls Scouts are working to make us
all safer. The local Girl Scouts of Troop 5 worked
to obtain their Girl Scout emergency preparedness
patch. This program is designed to engage Girl
Scouts and their families in personal preparedness
for all emergencies. Autumn Bates, Madison
Broch, Shelby Patterson, Julia Perry and Jasmine
Peguero in concert with GTMO's Emergency
Manager, Jan Chilson spent Thursday morning
teaching students at W. T. Sampson Elementary
valuable lessons centered around preparing for an
emergency at GTMO. Their lessons included such
topics as developing an family emergency plan and
preparing an emergency supply kit. The Girl Scouts
will be awarded their Emergency Preparedness
Patches at 1 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Bulkeley Hall
Auditorium. Photo by MCC(SW) Bill Mesta.