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Vol. 63 No. 07 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 Photo by PH1(SW) Terry Matlock Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonValentine Mothers-Daughter Tea a big hit By JO2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs OfficeDressed in their colorful sundresses and hats, mothers and daughters joined in an afternoon of friendship and tea at the Mother-Daughter Valentine Tea. The tea, held Feb. 11, at CAPT and Mrs. Mark Learys quarters overlooking the shores of Guantanamo Bay, gave members of the Officer Civilian Spouses Club (OCSC) and the Enlisted Civilian Spouses Club (ECSC) the opportunity to get together and discuss ideas for the next Spouses Seminar Activity Groups (SSAG) seminar. More than 80 mothers and their daughters turned out for the tea, enjoying conversation, and an array of hors doeurves, ranging from pumpkin cookies to chicken-salad sandwiches. The table centerpieces, created by Suzanne Janolino and other local shellers, were conch shells filled with flora and fauna gathered from the shores and gardens of Guantanamo Bay. Local photographer, Harriot Johnston, offered tea-goers the opportunity for mother-daughter portraits. Sponsored by SSAG, ticket sales generated from the tea will go toward funding the annual seminar scheduled for later this summer, which treats service members spouses to have a weekend of education, fun and relaxation. Last May, SSAG brought businesses and professionals to GTMO offering spouses home improvement workshops for and beauty treatment tips. The SSAG also organized the Jamaican Memorial Weekend getaway. Marianne Airhart, vice president for the OCSC, said the Valentine tea was a huge success, rasing $600 for SSAG. Janolino enjoyed helped creating the atmosphere for the tea, and was thankful to be part of the festivities. Its important to bring everyone together and feel a sense of community, Janolino said. It was really like being in Alice in Wonderland. Where else can we sit down and enjoy tea in February, when theyre having snow flurries in Virginia? Get your Seabee Ball tickets nowTickets are now available for the annual Seabee Birthday Ball, to be held Friday, Feb. 24 at the Windjammer Club. Tickets are graduated prices based on rank, ranging from $10-$25. FMI call 4125.Rachel Thompson and her daughter, Rosa, dressed in matching flower sundresses, drink tea and sample sweet treats at the Mother-Daughter Valentine Tea, on Feb. 11. The tea, held on the patio of CAPT and Mrs. Mark Leary's quarters on Deer Point, was sponsored by the Spouses Seminar Activities Group. More than 80 people attended the tea. Additional photos on page 8.
2 Friday, Feb. 17, 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. 07G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayCNO delivers shipbuilding plan to CongressBy Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsChief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with reporters during a roundtable session about the Navys Long Range Shipbuilding plan. U.S.Photo by PH1 Chad McNeeleyWASHINGTON (NNS) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen submitted his long-range shipbuilding plan to Congress Feb. 7, designed to grow the fleet to about 313 ships up from 281 today. We need a fleet for the future which is balanced in many capabilities, Mullen told reporters at the Pentagon. His plan will meet the requirements of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and reverse the recent trend of shrinking the fleet. Were at 281 ships today and its my view we need to turn that around with the embedded capabilities that weve looked at, he said. The Navys 30-year shipbuilding plan is required by law and accompanied the Navys FY07 Budget submission to Congress. It supports the new emphasis on expeditionary and conventional warfighting missions expressed in the QDR. The QDR was submitted to Congress Feb. 3. The plan is also designed to stabilize the Navys shipbuilding future for warfighting Sailors and industry partners. Building a fleet for the future is one of Mullens top three priorities, which also include sustaining current readiness and developing 21st Century leaders. Shipbuilding, he said, is one of the most daunting challenges the Navy faces today. Current readiness is in pretty good shape, the people accounts are in pretty good shape, and my biggest challenge is to build a fleet for the future in a very, very different world that covers a full range of missions, Mullen said. Endorsed by the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy, the plan supports the Navys continuing trend toward modernization and a larger force than the one currently deployed around the globe to win the global war on terrorism, respond to humanitarian crises, and deter future competitors in the maritime domain. Highlights of the plan call for a fleet of 11 carriers starting this year, and populating the fleet with 15 Littoral Combat Ships and 113 Surface Combatants by FY11. The first LCS is scheduled to be christened this fall and commission early in 2007. I have got to invest the resources, stabilize the plan, and in my expectations for industry, establish it, Mullen said. [We must] support a strategic partnership between the Hill, industry and ourselves. Mullen also responded to questions regarding the Navys increasing role in Iraq and new missions, including taking command of Joint Task Force Horn Of Africa (JTF-HOA), assuming responsibility for detainee operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the establishment of the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command with its related missions, increased demand for Special Operations Forces, and the creation of a Foreign Area Officer community. Basically you take skill sets that we have to assist, take the talent that we have to assist in whats going on over there, and to look at it really from as joint a perspective as we can, Mullen said about the Navys expanding roles and missions. Its very clear that the ground forces have been in a very tough rotation over the last several years, and if we can pitch in and help relieve some of that were going to. Even in this day of unprecedented health awareness and nearly-universal fluoridated water, dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in America (according to the Surgeon Generals Oral Health Report 2000). Some of the causes include when a parent should start caring for a childs teeth and the frequent and long-term exposure of sugary liquids to a childs teeth. Long-term and regular consumption of sugary beverages such as regular soda and sweetened fruit juices in a bottle or cup puts teeth at risk for decay. Healthy baby (or primary) teeth are important because they hold the place for the permanent teeth and help guide them into correct position. If left untreated, severely decayed teeth may cause pain, infection and prematureFebruary is National Dental Health Monthtooth loss, resulting in difficulties in speech and chewing. February is National Childrens Dental Health Month. It is a good time to review ways to decrease the risk of childhood tooth decay. Some tips for parents include: Weaning a child from the bottle or breast by age one. Using spill-proof cups as a transition step in the development of children, not as a long-term solution. Not allowing children to use spillproof cups throughout the day (slow sipping has more potential for harm compared to use at mealtime, when increased salivary activity helps clean teeth). Drinking sugary beverages through a straw. Introducing good oral health habits early.
3 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 Seniors auction memorabiliaBy JO1 Igo Wordu, Public Affairs OfficeA wide range of artifacts, clothing and cookware depicting history and craftsmanship from various parts of the world were on auctioned on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Bayview Club. The auction, organized by the W.T. Sampson High School seniors Students Taking a Trip committee, was part of a funddrive to help raise funds for a proposed class trip. The auctioneer, Eric Nikkeo, said he was honored to have been asked to host the event, which was for a good cause. It was a privilege for me to be part of something that could impact these students in a positive way, said Nikkeo. It is time well spent for me. The students raised more than $1,200 as auction itemsPhoto by JO1 Igo Wordu Senior Aaron Carvajao displays a dress for auction.were supplemented with t-shirts and wrist bands that the seniors have been selling for several weeks. Ted Leiky, a 12th-grader, said that he was happy to have contributed to the success of the auction. President of the organizing committee, Sharon Davis, said GTMO residents and students donated the items that were put up for auction. She was delighted it was such a success. She said the turnout exceeded her expectations. I am glad that people found the time to attend this auction, said Davis. Frankly, I didnt expect as many people as we had tonight, and I certainly appreciate the money we were able to raise for the students. Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5860 Pager 4447-2000 email@example.com Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5704 firstname.lastname@example.org Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 7957 Pager 4084-2390 email@example.com Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil or firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Diaz USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #018 kathiuska.m.diaz@ gtmo.med.navy.mil Congratulations to Frank and Carmen Perkins, with their dog Jack, who are the 'Yard of the Month' winners for January. The Perkins live at Villamar 45A. Congratulating the couple are CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA CO, Diane Blackman, Neighborhood Manager, and Marie Goode-Spencer, Housing Facility Manager.Photo submitted by Marie Goode-Spencer African-American Dinner DanceTickets are now available for the Afro-American Dinner Dance, to be held Saturday, Feb. 25. For tickets, contact Rohn McLean at 84700 or 5512.
4 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006Hollowmen take top honors at Valentine tourneyBy JO1 Igo Wordu, Public Affairs OfficeRounds of paintballs were fired almost endlessly as rival teams slogged it out during the Valentines Day Paintball tournament held Sunday, Feb.12, at the paintball range. Five teams took part in the event, but in the end, team Hollowmen took home top honors. Hollowmen defeated the JTF team Merc 1 in the final contest. I am happy that my team won this competition, said Aaron Carvajao, a member of the victorious team. Merc 1 is a tough team to beat, and we had to work harder this time to beat them, because they beat our team in our first match. Merc 1 looked certain to win the competition as they had a relatively easily run to the final contest. Their precision and ability to take strategic positions enabled them to put away their opponents with relative ease in the early rounds. Merc 1 also had a one game advantage over the Hollowmen after defeating them in their first match-up. Leading up to the final, the Hollowmen faced stiff competition from team Ginnhens, who finished third. Only a lucky shot from Nick Basel put Hollowmen through to the final contest. MA3 Justin Sosa said he had fun at the event despite his teams second place finish. During trophy presentation, Glenn Smith, the MWR event coordinator, thanked the participants for their show of sportsmanship. Participants shook hands and congratulated each other after the final contest.Photo by JO1 Igo WorduHollowmen's Aaron Carvajao and Anthony Mays pose after t aking top honors at the Valentine Paintball tournament Sunday. Happy Valentine's Day Kenisha Stewart and Maxine Becker add valentines to the MWR Community Librarys Valentine tree. Library patrons were invited to leave a note for their special valentine.Photo by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon Due to renovations, the Community Center will be closed Feb. 19 Apr. 2. FMI contact 4172.Community Center closed
5 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 Catholic Mass (Main Chapel) Tuesday-Friday, noon Daily Mass (Cobre Chapel) Confession, Saturday, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass, 5 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. Childrens Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Mens 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 Worship, 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, 12:30 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 ServicesFree Turbo Tax proves popularBy Donna Miles, American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON A partnership that enables military members and their families to file their tax returns electronically without charge is proving tremendously popular, with 103,000 returns already filed as of Feb. 7, a Military One Source of ficial told the American Forces Press Service. Thats a big response! the official said. More than 97,000 people filed their returns electronically within the first 20 days after being offered free access to Turbo Tax software, she noted. Military OneSource and Intuit, a financial services company, are partnering to offer the Turbo Tax basic product for both federal and state returns at no cost. In addition to active-duty members and their families, National Guard and Reserve members and their family members also have access the program, regardless of their activation status. Deployed DoD civilians and their families also qualify. Users can access the software through the Military OneSource Web site. A simple, secure, step-by-step system allows them to save, print and send completed tax forms electronically to the Internal Revenue Service, officials said. While the Defense Department has a long history of offering tax help to military members, this is the first time DoD has offered the opportunity for them to self-file electronically. Another free service enables military members and families to make toll-free calls to tax experts from any deployment location in the world, Jan Burke, deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, said in announcing the program in January. The toll-free number is (800) 342-9647. More phone numbers for people living overseas, non-English speakers and people with disabilities are posted on the Military OneSource Web site. That service could come in particularly handy this year, due to deployments and other circumstances that affect taxable income, Army Lt. Col. Janet Fenton, executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council, noted recently. For example, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo all qualify as combat zones where military income is tax exempt. In addition, a recent change in the tax code provides provisions for victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. W.T. Sampson Elementary School will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2). To remember his works, the student population is designing and enjoying a Seuss-ian celebration. For more information, contact Mrs. Simone at 2207.Students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) invites all hands to the retirement ceremony for GM1(SW) Carl Wise, to be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., at the Base Chapel. Uniform is summer whites.GM1 Wise retiresWASHINGTON The Defense Department is proposing that working-age military retirees and their families pay higher premiums to help address rising health care costs that have doubled over the past few years, senior DoD officials said here today. The proposed changes would apply only to eligible military retirees under age 65 and their families, officials said. There would be no change for active duty military or their families, or military retirees age 65 or older and their families. When the Tricare health care program for active duty and retired military members and their families was established in 1995, retirees then were contributing about 27 percent of the cost of their benefit, Dr. WilliamDoD proposes Tricare hikes for younger military retireesContinued on page 7Winkenwerder Jr. the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said during an interview with Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service reporters at the Pentagon. However, military health care costs doubled from $19 billion in 2001 to just over $37 billion in the 2006 defense budget, Winkenwerder said. And todays average military retiree contribution for health care coverage has dropped to about 10 to 12 percent, he said. Their contribution did not change, while the value of the benefit continued to rise, Winkenwerder said. If approved by Congress and signed off by the president, the proposed Tricare rate hikes for retirees under age 65 would be phasedBy Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press Service
Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 6MWR Happenings Friday Feb. 17 The Family Stone 7 p.m., PG-13, 106 min. Syriana 9 p.m., R, 128 min. Saturday Feb. 18 Pride and Prejudice 7 p.m., PG, 128 min. Fun with Dick and Jane 9 p.m., PG-13, 106 min. Sunday Feb. 19 Memoirs of a Geisha 7 p.m., PG-13, 145 min. Derailed 9 p.m., R, 107 min. Monday Feb. 20 Aeon Flux 7 p.m., PG-13, 94 min. T uesday Feb. 21 The Family Stone 7 p.m., PG-13, 106 min. W ednesday Feb. 22 Fun with Dick and Jane 9 p.m., PG-13, 106 min. Thursday Feb. 23 Memoirs of a Geisha 7 p.m., PG-13, 145 min.Do Do Do Do Do wnto wnto wnto wnto wnto wn L wn L wn L wn L wn L y y y y y ceum ceum ceum ceum ceum W indjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PGrated movies. This Monday, The Great Mouse Detective, begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, First Daughter, begins at 8 p.m. 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. Arts & Crafts Beginner Pottery Feb. 22, 6 a.m., Cost $50 per student. Class demonstrates the basic techniques of molding and glazing pottery. Class held in MWR Ceramics shop in Bldg. AV 81. Signup required before first class. Students receive clay, glazes and tools needed for the class. FMI call Scott at 4795. One-Pitch Softball Co-Ed T ourney Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Cooper Field. Sign-up by Feb. 17 at the gym. FMI call 2193. T exas Hold'em Poker T ourney March 7, 6 p.m., at the Goat Locker. Signup by March 4. Second tourney to be held March 21, same time, same place, register by March 18. Prize funds based on percentage of entry fees. Registration and dinner 5:30-6 p.m. FMI call Mike at 5604 or email email@example.com Captain's Cup Bowling League Begins March 20, 6:30 p.m. FMI call Nancy at 2118 or 7174. 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. Memoirs of a GeishaDrama, Romance Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, and Youki Kudoh Storyline: In the years before World War II, a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach.Pride and PrejudiceDrama, Romance, Adaptation Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland Storyline: In class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century, the five Bennet sistersElizabeth, or Lizzie, Jane, Lydia, Mary, and Kittyhave been raised well aware of their mothers fixation on finding them husbands and securing set futures. The spirited and intelligent Elizabeth, however, strives to live her life with a broader perspective, as encouraged by her doting father. When wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz.
months shipment. (Naval Station approved.) (2) 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. (2) Quilting group will meet 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) I will pay cash for your fishing/ pontoon boat. Call Mike at 7977 or 2129. (2) Lost gold ankle bracelet with charms. Reward offered. Please call Marie at 4533 DWH or 7106 AWH. Feb. 18 Nob Hill, #17A, 7 a.m. Feb. 18 Marine Site, #107, 7 a.m. noon. Feb. 18 Evans Point, #390, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19 Marine Site, #107, 7 a.m. noon. Feb. 19 Marine Site #115, 8 a.m. noon.7 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006286 computer and printer, $50; flag pole w/U.S. flag, $10; TV armoire, $90; queen-size sleeper sofa, $100; wood dinette table w/ ceramic top and 4 chairs, $125. FMI call Jeanette at 7366. (1) Oak dining set with 7 chairs, embossed apron, oak pedestal, ball and claw feet w/6 matching chairs, $400; mahogany table w/ 6chairs, $125; dive gear package includes 2 tanks, computer, octopus, BC, $550. FMI call Marie 7106 AWH. (2) 1995 VW Jetta, great manual transmission and good overall condition, $3800. FMI call 5769. (2) 1996 Green Honda Civic, very clean, only two owners. Available after Apr. 10. FMI call Luis at 9520 or email ma3luisguzman@ hotmail. com. (2) 1998 Ford Ranger EX Model, very good condition, 89,000 mi. new A/C, 5-speed manual transmission. FMI call 6969 AWH. (2) 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) 21-ft. Wellcraft WAC with new 200HP Yamaha Saltwater series, excellent condition, available soon, $26,500. FMI call 4493 DWH or 5338 AWH. (1) 24-ft. pontoon boat with saltwater 90hp Mercury motor, includes CD player, VHF radio, 4 (2) Black metal bunk bed (twin top and full bottom), $75; 56-in. widescreen color TV, $1,000. FMI call 7358 AWH. (2) Couch and loveseat set, dark green with built-in recliners, $550 OBO. FMI call Ed at 8045 AWH. (2) 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. (2) Video projector, $225; 12X15 rug, $75; 5X8 rug, $50; oval 5X8 rug, $50; scales, $1; humidifier, $15; boat paddles, $5; satellite dish, $300. Call Mike at 7586 AWH. (2) Mitsubshi 50-in. rear-projection TV, $450; lawnmower, 19-in, 3.5hp, with gas can, $35. FMI call Norm at 7448. (2) Sofa bed, full-size couch with queen-size bed, $250 OBO. FMI call 7024 or 84040. (1) Men's 21-spd. mountain bike, includes lock, lights, helmet, $150. FMI call Scott at 2300 or 2351. (1) Complete dive set, includes regulator, gauge console, tank, dive bag and weight belt, $800 OBO. FMI call 3962 DWH or 8196 AWH. (1) Black TV stand, $15; exercise bicycle, $40; several round tables w/glass and skirts, $15 each; weight bench w/various weights, $40; Nintendo w/games & controllers, $75; computer desk w/ fishing poles and safety equipment, $7,000. FMI call Randy at 9556 DWH or 7116 AWH. (1) 1981 Oldsmobile station wagon, Delta 88, runs good, new tires, several new and rebuilt parts, $1,700 OBO. FMI call Sheila at 9599. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Accounting Tech., closes Feb. 27; Supply Tech. closes Feb. 27. (1) Integrated Resource Technologies, Inc. has an immediate local opening for an Admin. Ops. Specialist with TS/SCI clearance. FMI contact Gina Williams-Davis at 703-931-3330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (1) Paperclips Etc is taking applications for store manager. Salary will be based on experience and qualification. FMI call Mona at 4621. (2) Order Mary Kay products online 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 email@example.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 Announcements Employment Vehicles/Boats The Yatera Seca Golf Association (YSGA) is seeking new members. The YSGA is a private association whose primary charter is assisting MWR in deve-loping the Yatera Seca Golf Course and encouraging all residents of GTMO to play golf. The YSGA meets the first Thursday of each month at the Goat Locker (Chiefs Club). Meetings start at 5 p.m. Next meeting is March 2.Yatera Seca Golf Association seeking new membersin over fiscal 2007 and 2008. That should bring up younger retirees share of Tricare costs closer to the 1995 level, he said. By comparison, Winkenwerder said, civilians under private plans generally pay between 35 and 40 percent of their health care costs. The current Tricare Prime annual enrollment fee for retirees is $230 for individuals and $460 for families for both enlisted and commissioned military retirees, according to DoD documents. The proposed changes would increase Tricare Prime enrollment fees for junior enlisted retirees at pay grades E-6 and below to $325 per individual and $650 for families by October 2008. Enlisted retirees at pay grades E-7 and above would pay $475 for individuals and $950 for families by October 2008 under the proposed changes. And retired officers of all ranks would pay $700 per individual and $1,400 per family. Finding ways to manage increased military health care costs is something we just have to face up to, because its an enormous amount of money, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The alternative to not raising rates, Winkenwerder said, would be to degrade a first-class benefit for retired military members and their families. You can see our benefit is a much better benefit, and we want to keep it that way, Winkenwerder said.Continued from page 5DoD proposes Tricare hikes for younger retirees ... Wanted Lost & Found Yard Sales GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale
8 Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 Sweet treats Jacqueline Johnston enjoys a treat as she sits on the lawn of the Leary quarters.Tea sandwiches Deenie Burns serves sandwiches to Celine Frye and Kayla Arlinghaus. Graffito artist Jon Sloan paints a skateboard ramp during the Graffito Artist challenge held Feb. 10.Teen idol contestant Third place winner Nick Perry, left, strums his guitar during the GTMO Teen Idol contest held Feb. 10 at the Teen Center. First place was awarded to Robert Handley II, and second place went to Sean Crosby. Photos by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon