Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
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Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: January 27, 2006
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Vol. 63 No. 04 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 Congressional visit — A congressional delegation of members of the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on Homeland Security, look at a map of the base layout provided by CAPT Mark Leary, commanding officer of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The four Congressmen, seated around the table, are Hal Rogers (RKY), subcommittee chairman, far right; Martin Sabo (D-MN), bottom left; David Price (D-NC), top left; and Tom Latham (R-IA), center right. The Congressmen spent about five hours in Guantanamo Bay and received briefings from MAJ GEN Jay Hood, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Guantanamo; RADM Brian Peterman, USCG, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District; and Mike Rozos, Immigration Customs Enforcement, director of the Miami field office.Photo by Stacey ByingtonCelebrate Cuban-American Friendship DayNumerous events are planned for Cuban-American Friendship Day, today, Jan. 27. The Cuban-American Friendship Day Lunch is being held at the Windjammer and begins at noon. The special guest is HM3 Franqui Virgilio, Cuban-born, now working at the U.S. Naval Hospital. Cost is $12 per person, pay at the door, no tickets needed. Official program begins at 1 p.m., show follows. A dance contest is being held at the Windjammer, begining at 7:30 p.m. Enter with a partner in one or all the following categories: Country, Rock, Merengue, Salsa, Oldies, Bachata. FMI call Zaida Brewer at 2207 or 7823, or email zaida. brewer@ am.dodea.edu


2 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 Commanding Officer .........................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer....................................CDR Jeff Hayhurst Command Master Chief..........CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer......................................Stacey Byington Gazette Editor..................................................JO1 Bob Lamb Photographer...................................PH1(SW) Terry MatlockThe 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 Defense, 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. Questions or comments can be directed to the PAO. The Gazette staff can be reached at ext. 4502; fax 4819; by email at pao@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil Get the Gazette online at www.nsgtmo.navy.mil .Vol. 63 No. 04WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy is again offering Sailors whose active-duty obligated service (EAOS) ends before Oct. 1, 2006, the opportunity for early separation under another installment of the Early Transition Program. “With the continued high reenlistment rates and low attrition rates, the Navy can continue to extend this early transition option to our Sailors,” explained Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., Chief of Naval Personnel. “Sailors have the opportunity to continue service to their country through the Navy Reserve. They may also continue service in the Army through the Blue to Green program.” Sailors interested in early transition must request a separation date no later than Aug. 15. All requests must be received by PERS4832 not later than Aug. 1 through their commanding officers. Commanding officers have final disapproval authority for all requests and may grant separation leave, but permissive temporary duty and involuntary separation pay are not authorized. Sailors who are enrolled in the Montgomery GI Bill program will receive one month of benefits for each full month served on active duty up to a maximum of 36 months. Those discharged under this program who have served 20 months of a two-year enlistment or 30 months of a three-year enlistment will receive 36 months of benefits. For the first time, Sailors who received an enlistment bonus may request a waiver of repayment for the portion of the bonus for active-duty time not served. Waiver requests must be made as outlined in NAVADMIN 022/06 or repayment will be automatic. This voluntary program applies to most Sailors in the active, reserve, full-time support and canvasser recruiter communities. However, it does not apply to selected reserve Sailors (including mobilized reservists), those Sailors under a selective reenlistment bonus or eligible for SRB reenlistment contract. Also ineligible for the early transition are those in the nuclear ratings, SEAL, SWCC, EOD, or Diver programs or who enlisted under the National Call to Service program. All Sailors are encouraged to consider service in the Navy Reserve once their active-duty time is complete. The Blue-to-Green program also provides transitioning Sailors the opportunity to make a seamless switch to the activeduty Army with no break in service. Both of these options are available for Sailors taking advantage of the Early Transition Program. For more information, refer to NAVADMIN 022/06, available at www.npc.navy.mil or contact your Command Career Counselor.By Sharon Anderson, Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsNavy extends early transition program for FY06 Students at W.T. Sampson High School continue to help Mississippi’s hurricane victims in a unique student relief initiative called “Pirates Helping Pirates”. The idea for the program came when students and faculty at the high school here decided to adopt a school that had been severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. W. T. Sampson was assigned Pass Christian Public School in Mississippi, and came up with a name for the program when they realized both high schools’ mascots were pirates. W. T. Sampson information specialist, Neata Wiley said once the students saw the devastation that hurricane Katrina caused, they were eager to help. “They have been so gracious and so giving,” Wiley said. “You feel like you’ve gone to the well one too many times, butBy JOSN Jill Buda, Naval Media Center Detachment, GTMOStudents still contributing to Katrina reliefpeople have just given and given.” Since October, the students have raised more than $3,0000 for hurricane relief for the Pass Christian Pirates with events ranging from a bowl-a-thon, to car washes. The W.T. Sampson faculty also put together a program to help Pass Christian girls get prom dresses. GTMO residents have donated gowns and money to send so that less fortunate girls can choose a gown for free. Teachers collected 32 gowns and $100 in donations. “We feel like the girls who can’t get their own dress will have a way to go to the prom now.” Wiley said. Wiley said students and faculty have plans for a Tae Kwan Do demonstration, a 5K run, and more car washes and bake sales to help them reach their $5,000 goal before the school year ends. She said the program is about $1,400 short. Hayden Kemp, a W.T. Sampson 8th grader, and Anna Massengil, an English and History teacher, show off some of the gowns that have been donated for ‘Pirates helping Pirates.’Photo provided by Neata Wiley


3 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006Officials here have recently received word from Commander of Naval Installations (CNI) that renovation projects here will be given high priority through fiscal year 2008. While construction crews begin preparing the Gold Hill Towers for phase one of what base officials are calling a much-needed renovation project, the Naval Station’s senior leadership can already begin looking forward to the second and third phases of renovations on the barracks that have seen obvious deterioration from years of use. Construction is slated to begin next month on the barracks renovation, and CDR Jeff Johnston, Public Works Officer, is saying this is just the beginning of a long-term project that has been in the works for at least three years. The Gold Hill Project received funding late last year, fiscal year 2005, for the renovation phase that will begin next month, and phase two of the project is fourth on CNI’s priority list for all naval installations world-wide. Phase three has been guaranteed high priority for fiscal year 2008. “We are very pleased to see a firm funding commitment from CNI for the next two phases of Gold Hill Towers,” Johnston said. “This means that there will be work going on in Gold Hill pretty much constantly from now for the next four years, maybe even a little bit longer.” While the project will clearly be time-consuming, Johnston assured the process of renovating the worn barracks will be thorough, taking full advantage of CNI’s decision to make the repairsBy JO1 Chris Conklin, Naval Media Center Detachment, GTMOBarracks renovations given a high priorityto the building a priority. “There’s a lot to do and certainly, given this opportunity, we don’t want to cut any corners,” said Johnston. “This is our opportunity to get in and make Gold Hill the way it needs to be, and we are going to take every opportunity to make that happen.” Housing official Marie Goode-Spencer agreed that the renovations were needed. She said that even when the renovations were completed, because of the antiquated configuration (facilities like communal bathrooms) the building will still house thirdcountry nationals and other foreign employees. Johnston also said the cost of the renovation will not deter the base from continuing to pursue upgrades to family housing, saying the funds for this project come from a separate pool of money. Goode-Spencer said more family housing upgrades are coming this fiscal year. Public Works has made plans to ensure the construction process will cause as little disruption as possible to the traffic to the Gold Hill Galley, but Johnston acknowledges that some effects will be felt throughout the Naval Station. He says in the Phase one of a planned three-phase renovation project of Gold Hill Towers is now underway. The renovation projects is expected to continue through 2008.Photo by PH1(AW) Brian Ahoend, the trouble will be well worth it. “I ask everybody, if we all pull together, at the end of the day, or many, many days, the base will be left with a much, much better facility, and will be the first step of a long journey to better way of life, “said Johnston OCSC Membership MeetingThe Officer and Civilian Spouses Club (OSCS) is hosting a Sunset Wine and Cheese membership meeting, Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m., at the Flag Landing (dock below CAPT and Mrs. Leary’s quarters). Members new and old are welcome. Come and bring your spouse. Hint — brush up on your Guantanamo Bay trivia.


4 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 Ombudsman CornerCheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5860 Pager 4447-2000 ccrouse35@yahoo.com Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5704 tanyawrd@yahoo.com Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 7957 Pager 4084-2390 sunnim0427@yahoo.com Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil or thomasonamy@msn.com Kathy Diaz USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #018 kathiuska.m.diaz@ gtmo.med.navy.mil WASHINGTON (NNS) — Military members and their families can now file their taxes for free, thanks to a partnership between a group that helps military people deal with financial issues and a civilian financial services company. ”Military OneSource” has partnered up with Intuit, a financial services company, to provide the TurboTax basic product for federal and state returns at no cost. Military members can download this program and also benefit from tax consultations and have access to appropriate resources. The Military OneSource Web site will provide annual upgrades to the TurboTax software at no cost. ”This tax consultant support for filing 2006 taxes is available telephonically toll-free (800-342-9647) and at no cost to the service members from any deployment location in the world,” acting Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Jane Burke said. “Military OneSource tax consultants are also familiar with the IRS publication ‘Armed Forces Tax Guide.’” Burke said DoD has a long history of offering tax assistance to military members, but this year the department is offering the opportunity for service members to self-file electronically at no cost, using a popular software product that double checks for accuracy. “For many years, help has been available at many installations through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. VITA volunteers will continue to be available through legal centers at most installations. VITA volunteers help service members to file their taxes free of charge,” said Burke. Defense Department personnel noticed the need for a tax filing system that met military members’ needs. TurboTax modifies itself based on the customer’s information relevant to their unique tax situation. Providing an easier way to file taxes is an important quality-of-life issue, officials said. “DoD recognizes the reciprocal relationship that binds the military member, the military mission, and military families. The Department is working hard to make a difference in the quality of life of service members and their families,” Burke said. “The Military OneSource program, available worldwide 24/7, leverages technology to help service members and their families deal with the stresses of the military lifestyle. Providing access to electronic tax filing with the free telephonic support of a tax consultant is just one of the services offered by the Military OneSource service.” Tax customers can expect to see a new and improved way of filing their taxes as well. The easy-to-understand language allows users to feel more confident about the information they receive. Users can also click on an “Explain This” button within the TurboTax Web site to get relevant help. TurboTax also includes timesaving summary screens, allowing users to quickly review and edit their data. ”The department is proud to offer innovative options, like free electronic access to Turbo Tax and telephonic support, for addressing the challenges that military members and their dependents face. The Department of Defense recognizes that families also serve and is committed to supporting military families,” Burke said.NEX holding annual inventoryAll station Navy Exchange outlets will be holding their annual inventory Jan. 27 29. The following closures apply: — Leeward Mini-Mart closes Friday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m., reopens Saturday, Jan. 28, regular hours (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); — Camp America MiniMart closes Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., reopens Sunday, Jan. 29, regular hours (7 a.m.10 p.m.); — Tierra Kay Mini-Mart closes Saturday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m., reopens Sunday, Jan. 29, regular hours (7 a.m.-10 p.m.); — Marine Hill Mini-Mart closes Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., reopens Sunday, Jan. 29, regular hours (7 a.m.-10 p.m.); — Autoport will open late on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m.; — The main store and associated retail outlets (Personalized Services, Video/ Flower Shop, and Beauty/Barber Shop) will be closed all day Sunday, Jan. 29. All main store entities will reopen on Monday, Jan. 30, for their regular hours.By PO3 Chris M. Hwang, Special to American Forces Press ServiceCorporate partners offer free tax filing service to military members Area appearances: Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Goat Locker Jan. 29, 8 p.m., Club Survivor Jan. 30, 8 p.m., WindjammerMatthew D & RandomThe Midwest’s premier party band


5 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 Catholic Mass (Main Chapel) Tuesday-Friday, noon Daily Mass (Cobre Chapel) Confession, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. (Cobre Chapel) Eucharistic Adoration, daily 24 hrs. Protestant Services Sunday Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Services at Main Chapel, 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Gospel Bible S tudy, 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary A) Thursday PWOC 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Sunday, Protestant Liturgical Service, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Sanctuary A) Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 p.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Sanctuary A) Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B) Sunday Worship, 8 p.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Sanctuary D) Sunday W orship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist Sabbath School Saturday 9:30 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Saturday Divine Service, 11 a.m. I slamic Service (Sanctuary C) Friday Worship, 1 p.m. United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg. 1036, next to Phoenix Cable) Sunday Service, 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Second Friday of the month, Rm. 11, 7:30p.m.Worship ServicesMILLINGTON, Tenn. – Military spouses interested in the financial counseling field can apply for one of 200 fellowships being offered for the Accredited Financial Counselor Program. Applicants interested in the program must apply online at www.nmfa.org before the closing date of Feb. 14, 2006. This program is being offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), in partnership with the National Military Family Association (NMFA) and the NASD Investor Education Foundation. “The purpose of this program is to provide 200 military spouses with the education necessary for entry into the financial counseling field,” said David DuBois, program manager for Military Career Readiness Programs, Commander Navy Installations (CNI) Command, Washington, D.C. “The fellowship covers the educational costs of the program, which includes registraBirth AnnouncementCraig and Kimberly Brown proudly announce the birth of their baby boy, Jacob Dominick Brown, on Jan. 12. Jacob weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. at birth. Military spouses can now apply for financial counselor fellowshiption, tuition and study materials for the two courses and one attempt at each of the two exams. This self-study program can take up to 18 months to complete,” DuBois added. “Upon successful completion of the educational, testing and experience requirements, the participant will be awarded the Accredited Financial Counselor designation from AFCPE.” Applicants must be current or surviving spouses of active duty or retired Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army or Air National Guard or reserve component service members. “This program is unique in that it not only helps military spouses achieve career goals and aspirations by enhancing job-related marketability, it also benefits military family members by enhancing their personal financial management skills,” said DuBois. To apply for the Military Spouse Fellowship for the Accredited Financial Counselor Program, log onto www.nmfa. org and click on the Military Spouse Fellowship for the Accredited Financial Counselor Program link. Applications will only be accepted online. Applicants should read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document prior to completing the application. Further questions and inquiries may be directed to Lillie Cannon, NMFA program manager, by email at cannon@nmfa.org or by calling (703) 861-3126. Fellowship recipients will be selected from the pool of applicants by a panel of judges and notified by March 15, 2006. Recipients must commit to completing the training program and either have or will obtain financial counseling experience while pursuing their certificate. To learn more about Military Spouse Employment, visit the Fleet and Family Support Program Web site at www.ffsp. navy.mil Additional information is available from Military One Source at www.military onesource.com or by calling 1800-540-4123. Postal Officer, PCC(SW) Matt Brittle and his postal crew went through a vigorous and thorough postal inspection last week. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command Postal Advisory Team conducted the inspection, which covered 274 areas of Postal Operations. The inspection thoroughly covered areas such as USPS finance accountability, mail transportation, postal administration, postal logistics, safety, facility security and cleanliness, postal training program, command mail orderly system, USPS claims and inquiries accountability, Postal Clerk knowledge and much more. The inspector, Mr. Ramsey, who is a veteran of conducting military postal inspections worldwide had nothing but praise. “I have inspected military post offices all over the world, and I can say without any reservation, Post Office Guantanamo Bay is the BEST!” Mr. Ramsey went on to say, Chief Brittle and his staff continue to perform at the highest standard of excellence, and he has set standards that other Military Post Offices should emulate. Last but not least, Mr. Ramsey went on to say, the Postal Clerks’ uniforms were immaculate, and their postal knowledge outstanding, which creates an atmosphere of pride and professionalism. Chief Brittle has been the Postal Officer for Guantanamo Bay since August 2000, this is his fourth consecutive grade of ‘Outstanding’ on postal inspections with several different postal crews over the years. BRAVO ZULU to all the current Postal Clerks on hand that made all this possible.GTMO post office awarded ‘outstanding’ grade


Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 6 Friday Jan. 27 Yours, Mine & Ours 7 p.m., PG, 88 min. Aeon Flux 10 p.m., PG-13, 95 min. Saturday Jan. 28 Zathura 7 p.m., PG, 101 min. Derailed 9 p.m., R, 107 min. Sunday Jan. 29 Shop Girl 7 p.m., R, 106 min. Monday Jan. 30 Walk the Line 7 p.m., PG-13, 135 min. T uesday Jan. 31 Aeon Flux 7 p.m., PG-13, 95 min. W ednesday Feb. 1 Derailed 7 p.m., R, 107 min. Thursday Feb. 2 Shop Girl 7 p.m., R, 106 min. Racquetball T ournament Feb. 4, singles tournament, games begins at 1 p.m., base gymnasium. Sign-up at gym by Feb. 2. FMI call 2193. Marblehead Lanes Superbowl Party Feb. 5, start time 4 p.m., continues until 11 p.m. Join the fun for $10 per person. Bowl and eat munchies while watching the game. Answer fun trivia questions. FMI call 2193. Superbowl Sunday Feb. 5, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Acey Ducey Club, Goat Locker, Rick’s Officers Club, and Club Survivor. Free Superbowl snacks. FMI call Norman at 5868, or Jessica at 5604. GTMO T een Idol/Graf fito Ar tist Feb. 10, 8 11:30 p.m., at the Teen Center. All teens are invited to show off their talents. For the GTMO Teen Idol contest, first prize Ipod; second prize video game; third prize $25 NEX gift card. For the Graffito contest, come out and make history on the Teen Center wall. Space is limited to first 10 teens. Sign-up required for teen ‘idol’ contest, NLT Feb. 9 before 8 p.m. All ‘idol’ competitors receive a prize. FMI call Trecia Anderson at 2096 or 4658. V alentine’ s Day at the Bayview Feb. 14, ladies receive a rose, men receive a special gift, memorable meal, delicious dessert, champagne, a special memento. Valet parking. Meal includes shrimp appetizer, salad, lobster thermador or filet mignon. $65 per couple. Tickets are on sale now at the Bayview, Tuesday Saturdays, 5:30-10 p.m. FMI call 5604 or email carrolljl@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. V alentine’ s 5K Run Feb. 18, 6 a.m., run begins and ends at base gym. Sign-up by Feb. 17 at gym,. Goodie bags for all participants. FMI call 2193. MWR Computer T raining MWR is offering computer training with a wide variety of classes including MS Office, Macromedia Flash, computer repair, HTML programming, to name just a few. Open to anyone on base. All classes taught by Microsoft-certified instructor. FMI call Randy at 9556.ShopgirlDrama, Comedy Cast: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette WilsonSampras, Frances Conroy Storyline: A glimpse inside the lives of three very different people on diverse paths, but all in search of the same thing. Mirabelle is a “plain Jane” overseeing the rarely frequented glove counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. An artist struggling to keep up with even the minimum payment on her credit card and student loans, she keeps to herself until a rich, handsome fifty-something, Ray Porter, sweeps her off her feet. Simultaneously, Mirabelle is being pursued by Jeremy, a basic bachelor who’s not quite as cultured and successful as Ray. When fate steps in, the outcome won’t necessarily have a storybook ending, because in the end, it is life. Action, Sci-Fi Cast: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Marton Scokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo Story line: In the 25th century, a rampaging virus has forced the remnants of humanity into the seclusion of a final city. There is great political conflict within, however, and this is the story of an acrobatic assassin, Aeon Flux (Theron), whose latest target is the government’s top leader.Aeon Flux


setup, $600 OBO. FMI call 5548. (1) X-Box and 3 games, $250. FMI call 8338 AWH or 3044 DWH. (1) Dining room table, 6-ft. glass top, porcelain dolphin base, excellent condition, $550 OBO. FMI call 5609. (2) 1993 Ford Probe, Mitsubishi engine, very clean, new timing belt, brakes and tires, $2,400. FMI call Fazil at 8105 DWH, or 3293 after 3 p.m. (2) 1985 Volvo, new tires and air filter, $800 OBO. FMI call 8338 AWH or 3044 DWH. (2) 1983 Yamaha Maxim, 750 cc, 18K miles, runs great, new paint, good tires, $1,500 OBO. Packing out Feb. 2. FMI call 2323 or 5684. (2) 16-ft. American Eagle sailing canoe, 2 oars, Mini-Kota 50-lb. trolling motor w/steering extension, $450. FMI call Michael at 4512 DWH or 5810 AWH. (2) 14-ft. project boat with 15hp motor. See at Marina Point #N315 after 4:30 p.m., or FMI call 2728. (1) 1984 Chevy van, mechanically sound, 250 L6 motor, 1/2-ton chassis, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 7981. (1) 2001 Jeep Cherokee ‘Limited Edition,’ 67K miles, fully loaded, $12,000. FMI call 7744. (1) 1985 Dodge Ram white van, (2) Complete TUSA scuba package, like new, Platina BC (L/XL), adjustable regulator, dive computer, much more, $850. FMI call Tim at 8058. (2) Couch and loveseat, dark green, built-in recliners, $650 OBO. FMI call Suzanne at 8045 after 4 p.m. (2) Twin jet fins, snorkel, mask, $125; men’s XL Nautica jacket (red), $30. FMI call 2618 or 5641. (2) Assorted craft books (crossstitch, crochet, scrapbooking, etc.); baby crib, converts to toddler bed, $80; scrapbook paper, embellishments, etc. FMI call Esther at 7055. (1) Scuba gear, for large, tall person, dual tank BCD, $2,500 firm; 20-in. Panasonic TV/DVD combo, $250; Nintendo Game Cube with 2 controls, memory card and 6 games, $75; Sony CD/MP3 boombox, $75 OBO; Hawaiian Sling, $15; cooler, $15; chairs, $5 ea. FMI call 90120, leave message. (1) Fishing tackle, diving gear, potted palm trees and tropical plants, washer, dryer. See at Marina Point #N315 after 4:30 p.m., or FMI call 2728. (1) Used DVD movies for sale. FMI call Mujahid at 9461, or email mujahid94@hotmail.com (1) Women’s ScubaPro small BCD, complete regulator/gauge For Sale7 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006clean, 6 cyl, seats 7, engine runs great, well maintained. FMI call Sgt. Khousavath at 3570, or email Jerome. Resurreccion@us.army. mil (1) Suzuki VZ-800 marauder custom motorcycle, excellent condition. FMI call 5609. (2) Human Resources Office: Material Handler (Motor Vehicle Operator) Leader, closes Jan. 27. (2) Satellite Communications Systems Inc (SCSI) is seeking full-time Cashier/Customer Service Representative. Submit resume to SCSI Office (BCO Bldg. N609), or email to scsi@ nsgtmo.com (2) Experienced construction superintendent wanted for fulltime position. Please contact David at 4181. (2) Community Bank has an immediate opening for a Teller/ Customer Service Representative. Resumes may be dropped off at the local office or sent by email to bamerica@nsgtmo.com. FMI call 5116. (2) The Navy Exchange has the following vacancies: Sales Clerk, full-time, closes Feb. 4; Warehouse Worker, full-time, closes Feb. 4; Store Worker, flexible position, open until filled; Receptionist at Beauty/Barber Shop, day shift, flexible position, open until filled; Receptionist at Beauty/Barber Shop, evening shift, flexible position, open until filled. FMI call Collin Kesley at 5041. (1) The Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) has a CASU (contracted position) opening. Position requires heavy emphasis on accounting and computer skills/experience. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Submit resume to the ROICC Office, Bldg. 752, second floor (above Paperclips). Closes Jan. 31. FMI call Mrs. Jeanette Sweeting, 4518. (2) Salsa lessons, free, Fridays at the Windjammer, 7-9 p.m. For anyone interested. Come out to learn and have a good time. (1) DRMO’s next visit will be advertised in the Gazette and on the roller. Questions should be directed to John.Bingham@ dia.mil (1) Free country line dancing lessons, Thursdays at the Windjammer, 6:30 -8 p.m. FMI call Lupe at 4127. Jan. 28 — Center Bargo, #1174, 8 a.m.-noon Jan 28 — Nob Hill, #18B, 8-11 a.m. Jan. 28 — Villamar, #729B, 7 a.m. Vehicles/Boats Announcements Employment Yard SalesWASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2006 – The Defense Department raised a record-high $15.1 million in the 2005 Combined Federal Campaign, exceeding the department’s goal by $2.3 million. DoD recognized its organizations for their fund-raising efforts Jan. 24 at the Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony in the Pentagon. “By all of these contributions, you have enabled the Department of Defense to maintain its distinction as the largest single charitable organization in the world,” Michael B. Donley, director of administration and management for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, said to the ceremony participants. DoD participation in the Combined Federal Campaign was 60 percent, which is about 10 percent higher than the average of other federal agencies, Donley said. Twenty-three of the 24 DoD organizations that participated in the campaign earned the National Capital Area unit award for their achievements, he added. The Combined Federal Campaign is a nationally authorized workplace-giving drive of federal employees. Employees are given the opportunity to contribute to hundreds of different charitable organizations by way of a payroll deduction or one-time payment. When this year’s Combined Federal Campaign began, officials were concerned that people would be tired of requests for donations after the numerous natural disasters this year, but DoD employees exceeded expectations and demonstrated their giving nature. “The president talks about the great people in America and how generous they are, taking care of neighbors, and it is what America’s all about,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England. “You’ve all done a wonderful job.”By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA, American Forces Press ServiceDoD sets CFC record with charitable giving


8 Friday, Jan. 27, 2006A look at people who provide customer service at GTMO PCSA Damen Biddle sells stamps to Diane Palumbo. The Post Office recently received an ‘Outstanding’ in a recent inspection. The inspector said that GTMO’s post office sets the standards that other military post offices should follow. HM3 Anthony Urech at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo, gives a vision test to Sgt. Fernando Pina with the Marine Corps Security Force Company. Brandy Thiramalia, a customer service representative at the Navy Federal Credit Union, provides assistance to 1st Sgt. David Pruni of the 525th MP Co. HM3 Joshua Walrath at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo, goes over detailed medication usage with Melissa Belleman and her daughter as they pick up a prescription. Photos by PH1(SW) Terry Matlock