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K-9 Unit Visits W.T. Sampson 7th-Graders
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd
Class Leona Mynes
W T. Sampson 7th-graders learned
about the behaviors and learning
habits of military working dogs Dec. 16 in
the high school campus media center.
The security department's K-9 unit
presentation was the finale of a week-
long scientific study on animal behavior,
focusing on animal instincts versus
learned behaviors found frequently in
dogs trained to help humans.
Beverly Zwiebel, the 7th grade science
teacher at W T Sampson, brought in
the base K-9 unit to help the students
understand the teaching block
'We knew there were working dogs on
the base, and the students did a working-
dog report,' said Zwiebel.
Students wrote about seeing-eye dogs
and police working dogs in their reports.
"In class, we're learning the behaviors
and the instincts of the dogs and other
species, how they react to different
stimuli and the different things that
would happen if dogs or other animals
were put in dangerous situations;' said
Keanna Peck, a 7th-grader in Zwiebel's
class. 'Today, I learned how dogs can be
taught anything, and that it doesnt take
that long for them to learn several things."
The presentation taught students
how military working dogs are selected,
trained and picked up in the fleet.
"It was nice to see something in real
life that we had studied for a long time;'
said Carson Kropushek, another seventh
grade science student.
For more information on the security
department's K-9 program, call ext. 2460.
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette
Vol. 66 No. 50
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
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DOD Releases 2010 Housing Rates
From Department of
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The
Department of Defense
released the 2010 Basic
Allowance for Housing
(BAH) rates Dec. 16.
Military members will
receive an average housing
allowance increase of 2.5
percent when the new rates
take effect, Jan. 1, 2010.
For members with
increases in the BAH are
approximately $37 per
month. A typical junior
enlisted member with
dependents, for example,
will find his/her BAH about
$25 per month higher than
last year, while a senior
with dependents will
receive about $42 more
than last year.
are included in the BAH
current market rent;
average utilities (including
electricity, heat, and
water/sewer); and average
Total housing costs are
calculated for six housing
profiles (based on dwelling
type and number of
bedrooms) in each military
housing area. BAH rates
are then calculated for each
pay grade, both with and
without dependents. An
estimated $19 billion will
be paid to nearly 1 million
service members in 2010.
An integral part of
the BAH program is the
provision of individual rate
protection to all members.
No matter what happens
to measured housing costs,
an individual member in a
given location will not see
his/her BAH rate decrease.
This assures that members
who have made long-term
commitments in the form
of a lease or contract are
not penalized if the area's
housing costs decrease.
improvement in housing
allowances represents the
to the preservation of a
compensation and benefit
structure that provides
members with a suitable
and secure standard of
living to sustain a trained,
experienced, and ready
force in the future.
For more information on
BAH, visit http://perdiem.
Wanted: Financially Stable Servicemembers
From Sam Rayburn, Fleet and Family Support Center Financial Management Specialist
The Fleet and Family Support Center will hold Command Financial Specialist training
Feb. 8-12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the FFSC building, no. 2135 in their new classroom.
Attendees must be rank E-6 or above and have command approval to participate. The
servicemember must also have at least 12 months until their projected rotation date in
order for the skills they acquire to be properly utilized at Guantanamo Bay.
All command career counselors are encouraged to participate as well.
Please bring a copy of your most current Leave and Earnings Statement found at
To register or for more information, contact the Fleet and Family Support Center by
calling ext. 4141.
GTMO Student Wins VFW Writing Contest
From U.S. NavalStation
Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs
AGuantanamo Bay youth
won the 2009-2010
Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW) Voice of Democracy
for the Latin America/
Lena Savell, 16, advanced
to the national competition
level and will attend
the Voice of Democracy
National Finals in
Washington, D.C. in March
Voice of Democracy is
an annual competition for
the VFW Created in 1947,
the Voice of Democracy
scholarship program is
an audio-essay contest
for high school students
in grades nine through
12 that annually provides
more than $3 million in
scholarships. The first-place
winner receives a $30,000
For more information on
the VFW, visit www.vfw.org.
Security Awareness-Leeward Airfield
From Ralph Densmore, Naval Station
Physical Security Officer
A dditional security measures were
implemented on the Leeward airfield
Nov. 2 by locking gates surrounding the
Each gate that provided access to the
airfield and perimeter road were secured.
Gates seven through 11 are secured
with a combination lock to allow access
for security personnel. Those on official
business that require access through the
locked gates should contact Dave Vermillion,
the airfield manager, by calling 6006.
In addition, a project is in the works
to add additional fencing on each side of
the passenger terminal. The gates will
be mechanical gates with Automated
Electronic Control Systems (AECS) installed
for access on to the airfield. Gates three and
four will be the main entry and exit from
Only individuals who have completed
the Airfield Vehicle Operator Course will be
permitted on the airfield. People requiring
access to the perimeter road without entry
onto the flightline will be granted access on
a case-by-case basis by Vermillion.
The intent of these new security
measures is to secure access to the airfield
to unauthorized personnel and protect our
December 18, 2009
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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(Right) A soldier assigned to Joint Task Force Guanta-
namo walks toward the center of the football field Dec.
11 during the Army vs. Navy men's flag football game.
The Navy had just scored their second touch down and
later won the game with a score of 45-6. (Below) A Sailor
intercepts the ball from the opposing team during the
December 18, 2009
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08) @ the U.S. Naval Hospital. Open to U.S. citizens and foriegn nationals.
Positions close Dec. 21, 2009. For more information call the Human Re-
sources Office at ext. 4441.
Wheel barrow, $10. Call
75764 or 4501.
Total Gym $150. Call
74764 or 77557.
6 lawn chairs, barely used
- $20 ea/$100 all; Call
Large pinnacle scuba boo-
ties $25 OBO; Call 90918.
Large wooden desk w/
hutch & keyboard tray -
$200 OBO; Call 90918.
Queen-size bed mattress,
box spring & rolling frame
- $200 OBO; Call 90918.
Bedside table $30 OBO;
Clothing cabinet $40
OBO; Call 90918.
2 APC UPS 780 watts -
$75/ea or $100/both; Call
Men's Aero-S rollerblades -
$40 OBO; Call 90918.
32" color TV for $150, call
36'Toshiba flat screen
TV (not panel)$200. Call
32" JVC Tube TV. $150.
Call Ed at 77126.
PS2 system bundles; 2
controllers, 45+ games,
RB guitars(3), drumset
etc.$450. Call 4523/79475.
TwinJet Split-Fins; szlO
Gloves (L); Gear bag;
8' Hawaiian Gig; Rash-
guard Shirt (XL); $250.
Living room set $850
OBO, dining room table/
chairs $100, TV stand $60,
Charbroil 4 burner grill
$500. Call 77412/9772.
Pink V-Smile w/games, 2
remotes, Whirlpool dryer,
Computer Table, TV Stand,
Bose IPod Dock, Nintendo
DS, 13" TV. Call 77271.
Flip UltraHD Camcorder
pckg, 120 Min HD video,
8GB built-in memory w/
built-in FlipShare software
(White). Wall charger incl.
$180. Call 9800/75865.
Bose QuietComfort 2
(over ear) Acoustic Noise
like new $250. Call
'99 Volvo V70 excellent
car. $5600 OBO. Call
75764 or 4501.
91' Dodge Dynasty. New
Alternator, Starter & Fuses.
NO ISSUES. $2,500 OBO.
03 Ford Taunts SE, 4-door,
V6, 3.0L, PW/PL. $6,100
OBO. Call 77106.
'98 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Cold AC. $3000 OBO. Call
'94 Chevrolet Lumina
Van, A/C, p/w, 12 disc
changer $2800 OBO. Call
'95 Ford 3D Van. $2800.
Green Windstar Van.
$2700 OBO. Call 75597,
'08 Toyota Tacoma Pre-
Runner. V6, Dbl cab, auto,
AC, PL/PW, under war-
ranty until 2013, <11,800
mi. $22,900 OBO. FMI
call 79527, 4203.
16' tri-hull w/ 90HP en-
gine. GPS/VHF. Radio,
life vests. Best Offer. Call
Dec. 19: Caribbean Circle
7. 8-11 a.m.
Dec. 27: Caribbean Circle
39C. 9 a.m.
All departments and clinics
at the U.S. Naval Hospital
will be closed Dec. 30 from
9 a.m. to Noon. Emergency
services remains open at all
Paperclips will be closed
Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and
have special hours of
8-Noon Dec. 24.
Treasures and Trivia will be
closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and
A new bonfire pit is avail-
able for use at Phillips Park
To get a bum permit call
at 6:30 p.m.
Chapel Room 4A.
Llerk/HK Kep at the GEO Group, Inc. U.S. citizen, able to pass back-
check, drug screen, medical evaluations. Need high school diploma
equivalent, a minimum of 1 yr experience E-mail resume to yla-
geogroup.com. Call 76500 for more information.
FREE: Raised Bed 3X6
with good dirt. Call 75764
LOST: Large Black Book-
bag w/books, lost near
Cuzco H Block Oct 9.
Reward offered. Contact
Free to a good home: 1 yr 8 week program
old American Short hair starts Jan. 13, then
cat, spayed w/ shots, in- every Wednesday
cludes carrier and supplies, at 3 p.m. at the
Can't take to Japan. Hospital Galley. FMI
contact your CFL.
DEPENDS ON US.
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RED & WHITE PARTY
Dec. 19 from 10 to midnight
Deerpoint Liberty Center
Prizes and free snacks and refreshments!
For active and unaccompanied servicemembers only.
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BASKETBALL LEAGUE Men's
and Women's Division starts Jan. 11,
2010 at 6 p.m. in Denich Gym. The
registration deadline is Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.
There will be a coaches meeting Jan. 7 at
5:30 p.m. For more information, contact
the Sports Office at 2113.
OPEN REC WINTER SOFTBALL
LEAGUE starts Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. on
Cooper Field. The registration deadline
is Jan. 8 at Denich Gym. There will be a
coaches meeting Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. For
more information, contact the Sports
Office at 2113.
CAPTAIN'S CUP 5-ON-5 FLOOR
HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Jan.
15-16. Tournament starts at 6:30 p.m.
at the Denich Gym hockey rink. The
registration deadline is Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.
There will be a coaches meeting Jan.
13 at 5:30 p.m. For more information,
contact the Sports Office at 2113.
NEW YEAR'S EVENTS at the Goat
Locker you can see the Mary White
Band. At the Tiki Bar, you can see
Bridge of Sighs Tour from 8-10:30 p.m.
followed by State of Man from 11 p.m.-
LIBERTY DECEMBER EVENTS
Dec. 19, 8 a.m.: Kayak Hospital Point at
the Marina Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-midnight:
Red and White Holiday Party at the
Deerpoint Liberty Center Dec. 25,
3:30-6:30 p.m.: Christmas dinner at
the Galley Dec. 26, 8 a.m.: Day Fishing
at the Marina Dec. 29: Ping Pong
Tournament All events are free. To
sign up or FMI call 2010
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