Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
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Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: February 10, 2006
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Vol. 63 No. 06 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 Photo by PH1(SW) Terry Matlock Port visit — The USS De Wert (FFG 45), homeported in Mayport, Fla., stops briefly at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday, Feb. 3, for a port visit to give the crew a little liberty, get fuel, and to replenish supplies. The frigate departed homeport shortly after Christmas to participate in a counter-narcotics deployment in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command.


2 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 Commanding Officer .......................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer..................................CDR Jeff Hayhurst Command Master Chief.....CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer........................Ms. Stacey Byington Gazette Editor.............................................JO1 Igo Wordu Journalist.......................................JO2(SW) Honey Nixon 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. 06CNO: QDR ‘vectors’ Navy to new skillsBy Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsWASHINGTON (NNS) — The Defense Department’s recently released Quadrennial Defense Review will “vector” the Navy toward the development of new skills and critical missions, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen said during an interview Feb. 3. Segments of the interview are now airing in several formats, including Daily News Update and Navy/Marine Corps Radio News, available on the Navy’s web site. “The QDR endorses some very significant vectors that we need to pay attention to,” Mullen said during an interview with Journalist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Chad Bricks of the Naval Media Center. “We’re bringing on a new riverine force, and that will require new skills. We’ve stood up a new Expeditionary Combat Command, and that will require a new organization and new training. We’ll expand our foreign area officer program, increase the kinds of cultural skills … to engage in the littoral right up to the shore line and, indeed, in the rivers of countries around the world who ask for our help.” Mullen said it is important to understand the QDR against the backdrop of the demands of the long war on terror and the Navy’s ongoing transformation efforts. “When the previous QDR was published it was just after 9-11, and the world has changed dramatically since then,” he noted. “We have worked hard to transform ourselves to make sure we bring the capabili-Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Mullen says the QDR is the driving force behind new Navy skills and missions.Photo by PH3 Tony Fosterties in a very robust way to a future that will continue to be very, very demanding. He said the war will last “a significant amount of time. I call it generational.” Key to success in that struggle, according to Mullen, will be acting and thinking more like the Navy SEALs and other special warfare troops, who focus on agility and lethality. He calls it being “SOF-like,” referring to the acronym for Special Operations Forces. “I think all of us need to be thinking more SOF-like. We need to be more agile. We need to be light on our feet. We need to be more precise, more lethal, and it is important for the joint force that we provide that capability. We can do that at sea.” The Navy/Marine Corps have always been expeditionary but Mullen said the review calls on all the services to sharpen that capability and to build close working relationships with outside agencies. “The QDR tells us we need to be more interdependent, not just the Navy and Marine Corps but the entire Joint Force,” he said. “We need to pay particular attention to what’s going on in the other agencies in our government, because this is a team that must work together to solve these problems both in our own country and internationally. That interdependence, not just across the other services, but also throughout our government is really key.” The CNO singled out the U.S. Coast Guard as one agency the Navy has been working very closely with to strengthen the nation’s maritime defenses, calling that work “critical” to homeland security and maritime domain awareness for our own coast, as well as coasts around world.” The QDR also calls for the Navy to have a “greater presence in the Pacific Ocean, conI would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to NAVSTA GTMO personnel, particularly BM2 Cevallos and AVDET’s SKC Lim for exceptional pierside and logistical services rendered to USCGC Diligence (WMEC 616) during a series of midpatrol breaks and brief stops for fuel in the month of January. Their support was the best I have ever witnessed. During each of the three different times Diligence pulled into GTMO, unforeseen operational changes demanded short-notice arrival adjustments. Without question, BM2 Cevallos immediately reacted, adjusting fueling arrangements, waste disposal, line-handlers, and aBravo Zulu from USCGC DiligenceContinued on page 5By CDR A. R. Gentilella, Commanding Officermyriad of other services. Simply put, BM2 Cevallos and his team flawlessly met each and every ship demand, and did so with optimal flexibility and professionalism. His aggressive team of line-handlers were consistently early, poised, and always met the ship with a smile and “can-do” attitude. SKC Lim and his team at AVDET GTMO also went above and beyond on each occasion. A member of AVDET always met the ship ready to assist and with essential supplies needed to keep Diligence fully mission capable. Bravo Zulu for your untiring work ethic and team spirit!


3 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonW.T. Sampson Elementary sponsors book fairBy JO2(AW) Honey Nixon, NAVSTA Public Affairs OfficeStudents file in neatly at the door of W.T. Sampson Elementary School’s Media Center. A rush of energy, in the form of energetic whispers, is released into the library where themed tables are covered with books. Right now, it’s all about reading, at the annual Scholastic Boor Fair held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2 and 3. Linda Haley, who coordinates the book fair, knows the importance of promoting fun reading for children. “The whole point of the book fair is to promote reading, and to promote kids loving books,” said Haley. “Because if they can read, they can do anything. Reading is the basis for it all.” The book fair offered books for pre-kindergarten students through sixth-grade, ranging in price from $2 $5 dollars. The students brought an envelope with cash to their teacher, and the book fair volunteers took care of the rest. “We ask parents to give as much money as they want to spend,” said Haley. “It’s a great way to get inexpensive books into the hands of kids and get them reading.” From start to finish, it takes Haley about two months to organize the book fair. She says the only difficulty is the time it takes for the ordered books to arrive on station, and the amount of money available for the book fair. “We hope we can get more parents will get involved with the PTO, so we can push for a bigger budget,” said Haley. Julie Ellis, a parent and book fair volunteer, feels strongly about doing her part to get kids to enjoy reading. “I think getting children involved is one the best things you can do. It’s a foundation,” said Ellis. “The more they like to read the easier their life is going to be.” The 2006 Scholastic book fair sold 382 books, and the profits went back into the school’s PTO organization. “This year was such a success, we hope not only to repeat it, but to do even better next year,” said Haley.W.T. Sampson Elementary kindergarten students excitedly look over books spread on tables at the school’s media center during the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Ladies it’s been too long! Get out your red hat and come join your sisters at the Windjammer Club, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The program includes dinner and a special movie which begins at 8 p.m. There will be doorprizes as well. Are you new on the island? Don’t let that stop youRed Hats meet at Windjammer Feb. 13from coming out and having fun! Ladies 50 or older, wear red and purple. For those under 50, wear a pink hat with lavender trim. For more information, call Roberta Stanley at 4063, or Marie Goode-Spencer at 4533. Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockReenlistment — Sgt. Derick Savery, USMC, with the Naval Station Intelligence Department, swears to the oath of enlistment, reenlisting for four more years in the Marine Corps. Maj. George Nunez, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Security Force Co., was the officiating officer.


4 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 Ombudsman Corner Cheryl 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.milPhoto by Harriot JohnstonOCSC gathering — Taylor Edwards, left, Valerie Driskell, and Nancy Edwardswalker, pose for a candid shot at the Officer and Civilian Spouses Club (OCSC) Sunset Wine and Cheese tasting membership meeting held Feb. 4 at Flag Landing. The OCSC is open to all military officer and government civilian spouses (GS-7 and above) assigned to Guantanamo Bay. For more information on OCSC membership contact Marianne Airhart, OCSC vice president, at 2186 or 7799. All mothers and their daughters are cordially invited to attend the GTMO Valentine’s Mother and Daughter Afternoon Tea. The tea will be held at CAPT and Mrs. Leary’s quarters, 1101 Deer Point, on Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. No daughter with you? No daughter at all? Don’t worry, all ladies are invited! Mother-daughter tickets are $10, and individual Mother-Daughter Valentine Tea ladies’ tickets are $7. Proceeds will help fund upcoming Spouses Seminar activities. For more information call Marianne at 7799, or Sheila at 9599.Columbia College registration begins Registration for spring session classes begins on Monday, Feb. 13. To schedule an appointment call 5555. Office hours are Mon. Fri., 10 a.m. 6 p.m. New ferry schedule now in effectA new Monday Saturday ferry schedule became effective Jan. 28. The 1:30 p.m. ferry from Windward and its 2 p.m. return from Leeward will no longer run. This schedule has been replaced by a ferry departing from Windward at 2:30 p.m., returning from Leeward at 3 p.m. The W.T. Sampson Odyssey of the Mind Club is sponsoring a dinner/fashion show to raise funds for students who will compete with other students from other states and different parts of the world. Find out who is Guantanamo Bay’s next top model. The dinner/fashion show will be held at the W.T. Sampson Elementary School gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $10, and admission for children (10+) is $10. FMI call Mrs. Nestar Rios at 2220 or 2207 or email her at nestar.rios@am.dodea. edu.Who is GTMO’s next top model?


5 Friday, Feb. 10, 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, Protest ant 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 Services Creature FeatureGiant Anoles are the kings of the anolesBy Paul Schoenfeld, Natural Resources ManagerThe Giant Anole ( Anolis smallwoodi) is the largest anole, a member of the group of the iguanid lizards representing 62 species in Cuba. It is bright green with a series of yellow-gold spots forming a striped appearance all over the body. The dewlap (throatpouch) is pink. Also called crown supergiants because they live primarily in tree tops, Giant Anoles can get up to 8 inches long, not counting the tail. The tail can be two-thirds the animal’s total length, making these anoles up to 24 inches long. The anole tail is an interesting adaptation for survival. It is prehensile, meaning it is used like an extra hand for hanging on to things, and, as an extension of the spine, it is strong. But the most interesting aspect of the tail is that anoles can drop it, almost at will, and then grow a new one. When an anole is attacked by a predator, it can drop its tail. The tail wiggles and flops around drawing the predator’s Giant anoles will prey on small mammals, insects and smaller anoles.Photo by Caroline Schoenfeldattention away from the anole, allowing it to escape to cover unharmed. The anole then grows a new tail but its not the same as the first one. It does not have the same prehensile abilities or even the same coloration, but it can be dropped again in an attempt to escape from danger. Anoles have other interesting adaptations for survival. The toe pads have a long finger with a long claw at the end which is used for holding on to rough surfaces such as bark and limbs. The underside of the toe pad has a series of ridges called lamellae for holding on to smooth surfaces. The lamellae have a series of minute scales allowing the anole to grip slick surfaces of leaves or even glass. Anoles also have a third eye on top of their head complete with retinal nerves connecting to the brain. This third eye is not used for vision like the other eyes but it does detect light. It is used to determine the amount of sunlight received for regulating body temperature. Giant Anoles are the kings of the anoles. They have a massive head with powerful jaws and are aggressive. Although they eat a variety of plants, they are hunters and are known to prey upon birds, small mammals, insects, and also smaller anoles. They are territorial and defend their tree canopy against other giant anoles and will even leave the tree to fight on the ground. Giant Anoles are fairly common and populations appear to be stable. Natural predators include the Great Lizard Cuckoo and various birds of prey, but the real threat to these and other iguanid lizards is excessive predation by feral house-cats and chickens. For more information on this and other creatures native to the station, contact the Natural Resource Manager at 4493. sistent with the global shift of trade and transport.” Accordingly, the report says the Navy will maintain at least six “operationally available and sustainable carriers” and 60 percent of its submarines in the Pacific to support engagement, presence and deterrence missions. “The emphasis on the Pacific is one that is really important for our future,” said Mullen. In that ocean, “you are talking about something we call the tyranny of distance. It takes a long time to get places, so positioning our capabilities at this particular point in time is a really important strategic move in order to meet [the challenges] in this future security environment.” Mullen was quick to point out that all these decisions speak to the unique and powerful capabilities the Navy delivers for the Joint Force. “The QDR endorses a larger fleet,” he noted. But it “is clearly a Fleet that is going to be more lethal and more capable across a full spectrum of capabilities.” So, as the service brings these and other new programs online, he said it is important to remember that they represent a “broad range of new capabilities that are very important for the future.” “We are first and foremost a warfighting, seagoing service,” Mullen reminded his audience. “In that regard we have to cover this full spectrum of missions, everything from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief through major combat operations.” Of all the things the new review endorses, however, Mullen said he thinks the most important one is people. “The QDR will be lots of things to lots of people, but most importantly it will be about you, our Sailors and clearly the Marines, Soldiers and Airmen in the other services. What it endeavors to do is to put into your hands what you need to engage in the future.”Continued from page 2CNO: QDR ‘vectors’ Navy to new skills, missions


Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 6 Friday Feb. 10 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 7 p.m., PG, 100 min. Shopgirl 9 p.m., R, 106 min. Saturday Feb. 1 1 Zathura 7 p.m., PG, 101 min. Syriana 9 p.m., R, 128 min. Sunday Feb. 12 King Kong 7 p.m., PG-13, 187 min. Monday Feb. 13 Just Friends 7 p.m., PG-13, 94 min. T uesday Feb. 14 Pride and Prejudice 7 p.m., PG, 128 min. W ednesday Feb. 15 Rent 7 p.m., R, 135 min. Thursday Feb. 16 The Chronicles of Narnia 7 p.m., PG, 132 min. W indjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PG-rated movies. This Monday, “Finding Nemo,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “In Her Shoes,” begins at 8 p.m. 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. S t. V alentine’ s Paintball T ournament Feb. 12, 1 p.m., 5-man teams, no entry fee, equipment provided, purchase your own paintballs. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Sign-up by Feb. 9. FMI call Glen at 2345. Y outh Center Special Night Out Feb. 14, 6-11 p.m. Accommodation for children 1-12 years only. Reservation must be made NLT Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Drop by, or call 4658 or 5294. Cost is $12 for the first child, additional children $5 each. No acceptance without a reservation. Sign-up today. Liberty Center Night Paintball Feb. 17, 7-10 p.m., transportation departs Deer Point BQ at 6:30 p.m., Marine Hill BQ at 6:45 p.m. FMI call 2193. V alentine’ s 5K Run Feb. 18, 6 a.m., run begins and ends at base gym. Sign-up by Feb. 17 at the 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. Cheaper by the Dozen 2Comedy, Kids/Family, Sequel Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Eugene Levy, and Hillary Duff Storyline: Tom Baker and wife Kate, hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their re-treat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom’s long-time rival, Jimmy Muraugh.King KongAdventure/Romance/Thriller/Action Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann Storyline: Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon “Kong” with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her.


7 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006paddles, $5; satellite dish (1.2M), $300. Call Mike at 7586 AWH. (1) Mitsubshi 50-in. rear-projection TV, $450; lawnmower, 19-in, 3.5hp, with gas can, $35. Call Norm at 7448. (1) Sofa bed, full-size couch with queensize bed, $250 OBO. FMI call 7024 or 84040. (2) 1985 Chevy Spirit, new brakes, new tires, Pioneer CD6 speaker stereo system, fog lamps, 38 mpg, $1,950 OBO. FMI call 9721. (2) 1984 Volvo, new tires and air filter, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 8228 AWH, or 3044 DWH. (2) Customized golf cart, $1,300. FMI call 7387. (2) 35-ft. commercial boat, 400HP diesel, dry-docked just past Post Office, $50,000. FMI call Herman at 7366 or 4472. (2) 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, $5,000 OBO. FMI call 2351 or 2300. (2) 21-ft. Wellcraft WAC w/new 200HP Yamaha salt water motor, 15HP Yamaha kicker, new gelcell batteries, bilge pumps, stereo wired for Sirius satellite radio, many extras, excellent condition, $26,000. FMI call 4493 DWH or 5338 AWH. (1) 1995 VW Jetta, great manual (2) E99 Advant electronic paintball gun, 4 firing modes, semi-auto, fullauto (14 bps), custom 14-in. barrel, rechargable 9-volt battery and battery charger, used only 4 times, value $350, selling for $225. FMI call Brad 7858. (2) Compaq laptop with Pentium 4M processor, DVD player, 56K dial-up modem, Pro/100 NIC card, less than 6 months old, $675. FMI call 84040. (2) Dive mask, medium, TUSA Visualator, $30; Razors swimfins (yellow), size L, $30. FMI call Eric at 84517 DWH or 3569 AWH. (2) BabyTrends double-jogging stroller, $45; Python foosball table, $50. FMI call 7649. (1) Black metal bunk bed (twin top and full bottom), $75; 56-in. wide-screen color TV, $1,000. FMI call 7358 AWH. (1) Couch and loveseat set, dark green with built-in recliners, $550 OBO. FMI call Ed at 8045 AWH. (1) Used DVD movies, ‘Collateral Damage,’ $6; ‘Kiss The Girls,’ $6; ‘Murder By Numbers,’ $7; ‘White Chicks,’ $9; ‘White Noise,’ $6. FMI call 9461 or email at mujahid94 @hotmail.com. (1) Video projector, $225; 12X15 rug, $75; 5X8 rug, $50; oval 5X8 rug, $50; scales, $1; humidifier, $15; boat transmission and good overall condition, $3800. FMI call 5769. (1) 1996 Green Honda Civic, very clean, only two owners. Available after Apr. 10. FMI call Luis at 9520 or email ma3luisguzman@ hotmail. com. (1) 1998 Ford Ranger EX Model, very good condition, 89,000 mi. new A/C, 5-speed manuel transmission. FMI call 6969 AWH. (1) 19.5-ft. white/blue Sunbird Cuddy Cabin w/Mercury motor. Many new parts, includes trailer. Moored at the Sailing Center, Pier 8. $4,000. FMI call 7600. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Office Automation Asst. (PWD), closes Feb. 16; Telecommunications Mech. (BCO), closes Feb. 16; Office Automation Asst. (BCO), closes Feb. 16. (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) 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: 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 For Sale at 5041. (2) Free country line dancing lessons, Thursdays at the Windjammer, 6:30 -8 p.m. FMI call Lupe at 4127. (1) I recently came through GTMO as a working flight attendant with Delta Airlines and just wanted to say ‘Thank you.’ We were treated so well and taken to the Mini-Mart so we could purchase little items for our families, and take pictures. It was such a wonderful experience to be allowed on your base knowing the history, and appreciating the significance of the work being done there. It was an honor to be able to serve the people of Guantanamo Bay, and I certainly hope I will be able to do another one of these flights in the future. Thank you for your service! Kim Ranklin, Delta Flight Attendant. (1) Happy birthday to HM3 Rebecca ‘LC’ Lopez who turns the big 2-3 on Feb. 15. Keep on truckin.’ I love it. (1) Order Mary Kay products on-line with a credit or debit card. Visit my web site at www.marykay.com/phuff1 to see the latest specials, catalogs and all the products. Then send me an email at phuff1@marykay.com to let me know what you have ordered. I have a package shipped once a month to GTMO. Order by the 10th of the month to ensure your products are included in that month’s shipment. (Naval Station approved.) (1) Paperclips Etc., the NAVSTA GTMO Servmart contractor, will host their annual vendor fair to showcase new products for the store. The event will be held at the Paperclips store (Bldg. 752) on Monday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Customers are invited to stay for lunch, served at noon. For more information contact Mona Yon, Paperclips manager, at 4603 or 4621. (1) Quilting group will meet Feb. 14 at the Community Center, 6-9 p.m., and on March 14 and 29 at the W.T. Sampson High School library, 6-9 p.m. For more information call Gigi at 7365. (2) Gardener wanted for mowing, pruning, watering and trimming. Must be reliable and provide own equipment. FMI call 9877. (1) I will pay cash for your fishing/ pontoon boat. Call Mike at 7977 or 2129. (1) Lost gold ankle bracelet with charms. Reward offered. Please call Marie at 4533 DWH or 7106 AWH. Feb. 11 — Plant sale, 8 a.m. noon. Feb. 18 — Nob Hill, #17A, 7 a.m. noon. We are on the ferry Feb. 18 and would like to say “Good-bye,” to the friends we’ve made! There is no way to get to everyone, so please stop by the Sailing Center Sunday, Feb. 12, from 5 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring pot luck and libations.Dan and Pam Huff are departing GTMO Announcements Yard Sales Wanted Lost & Found Employment Vehicles/Boats


8 Friday, Feb. 10, 2006GTMO at work and playPhoto by JO2(AW) Honey NixonRacquetball — The winners of the MWR Racquetball Tournament held Feb. 4 are MA1 Dennis Tramontana, AG3 Frank Lennon, MA3 Will Rodriguez, and Sgt. Gus Ortiz.Photo by Harriot JohnstonFamily pride — Proud parents, Maj. George Nunez and his wife Martie, show off their daughter Margaret, during a function at Flag Landing. Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonClean-up — MA1 Anthony Breax, assisted by CS2 Jonas Valerio, take pride in their living spaces as they pressure-wash the decks of the Deer Point CBQ, Bldg. 1670, during a field day held Friday, Feb. 3. Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonGame winners — Sgt. Elliott Lozano and Spc. Manuel Ramirez, both with Alpha Troop, 1-18th Calvary, show off their Madden’06 tourney winnings. First place was a Play Station 2 console and copy of Madden ‘06, and second prize was a DVD player.Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonGamers — The Marine Hill Liberty Center is filled with gamers taking part in the Madden ‘06 tourney, held Feb. 4.