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Vol. 63 No. 13 Friday, March 31, 2006College graduation Just prior to the college's first commencement, graduates of Columbia University-Guantanamo Bay pose for a group photo before being presented their graduation diplomas on Sunday, March 26, at the base Chapel. Photo by Harriot JohnstonJTF Change of command todayRear Adm. (lower half) Harry B. Harris Jr., USN, assumed command of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo from Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood, USA, in a ceremony today at Phillips Park in Guantanamo Bay. Joint Task Force-Guantanamo is responsible for the safe and humane care and custody of approximately 490 detainees housed at the JTF detention facility as part of the Global War on Terrorism. Gen. John Craddock, USA, commander of the United States Southern Command, presided over todays change of command ceremony. Maj.Gen. Hoods operational skills, insight, and vision will continue to positively influence the Joint Task Force mission, national security objectives, and the Global War on Terrorism, said Craddock. Hes provided consistent, principled leadership to over 6000 joint force troopers, whove served honorably on behalf of the American people during his time in command. Maj.Gen. Hoods new assignment will be serving as the special assistant to the commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, with duty at Fort Meade, Md. RDML Harris was previously the Director, Current Operations and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, outgoing JTF Commander Rear Adm. Harry Harris Jr., incoming JTF Commander
2 Friday, March 31, 2006 Commanding Officer..................................................................................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer..............................................................................................CDR Jeff Hayhurs t Command Master Chief....................................................... ......CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer...................................................................................Ms. Stacey Byington Gazette Editor.................................................................................JO1 Robert Lamb/.JO1 Igo Wordu Journalist...................................................................................................JO2(AW) Honey Nixo n Photographer..................................................................................................PH1(SW) Terry Mat lockThe 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 by phone at ext. 4502; fax 4819; by email at email@example.com Get the Gazette online at www.nsgtmo.navy.mil .Vol. 63 No. 13G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo Bay From the SJABy LCDR Matthew Beran, Staff Judge AdvocateAddressing miscellaneous concerns Spearfishing update The Spearfishing Safety and Ethics Exam (on-line training course) is now available at the Naval Hospital website. JTF and external access is still pending. NAVSTAGTMOINST 11015.1 pertains. Scuba diving: Certification numbers are required of all divers for pleasure dives. Certification numbers are required ONLY FOR INSTRUCTORS on instruction dives, regardless of certification status for the students. Abuse of this provision will not be tolerated, however. Expected maximum depth for each dive is also required for all dive plans. COMNAVBASEGTMOINST 1711.1 pertains. Education notes: I am currently in the processing of taking over Test Control Officer duties from Chief Robarge. In the interim, CLEP testing remains available through Columbia College. Once my appointment is approved by DANTES and I complete turnover with Chief Robarge, TCO-based testing will resume. For those waiting to take TCO-based exams, I expect to resume testing not later than mid-April. Division of labor: A note concerning legal services provided by my office (NAVSTA SJA) and the Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO SE Det GTMO). The NLSO (located in Building 760, the 'White House') provides the following personal legal services wills, powers of attorney, notaries, bills of sale on a walk-in basis during the following days/ hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m., and 1 4 p.m. All other services (initial claims information not processing, complex legal assistance matters and defense matters) are done on an appointment basis only. In contrast, my office (NAVSTA SJA) provides legal services to NAVSTA CO and to other tenant commands on commandlevel legal issues (military justice, investigations, Ethics/ Standards of Conduct, etc.) Finally, stay tuned for an update on hydrostatic testing of recreational scuba diving tanks! WASHINGTON Caspar W. Weinberger, the nations 15th secretary of defense, died March 28. He was 88. Weinberger took office Jan. 21, 1981, and served until Nov. 23, 1987, making him the longest-serving Defense Secretary to date. He died at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor from pneumonia. The former secretary lived on Mount Desert Island, off the coast of Maine. Defense Secretary DonaldBy Jim Garamone, American Forces Press ServiceFormer Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger dies at 88H. Rumsfeld said the men and women of DoD mourn Weinbergers passing. Cap Weinberger was a friend. His extensive career in public service, his support for the men and women in uniform and his central role in helping to win the Cold War leave a lasting legacy, Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon news conference. He left the United States armed forces stronger, our country safer and the world more free. The regime, allied with Fidel Castros Cuba, toppled following an air and seaborne assault by U.S. servicemembers. Also that October was the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon that killed 241 Americans. Terrorist group Hezbollah claimed credit for the attack. In April 1986, in response to Libyan terror attacks in Europe, the U.S. launched attacks on Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya. The mission was aContinued on page 9 Caspar Weinberger served from 1981 to 1987.Official DoD photo During his tenure at defense, Weinberger served as the point man for President Ronald Reagans unprecedented peacetime military build-up. As secretary, Weinberger pushed modernization to make up for past funding deficiencies. The Reagan military build-up spent more than a trillion dollars and was instrumental in the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Weinberger also pushed pay and benefit packages for servicemembers. Pay raises he helped engineer in the early 1980s went a long way in keeping mid-level servicemembers from leaving the military for better-paying civilian jobs. The American military was active during Weinbergers time as defense secretary. Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada in October 1983 was an answer to a bloody coup on the Caribbean island and the threat the new regime posed to American students at a medical college there.
3 Friday, March 31, 2006Local women contribute to women's historyMarch is Womens History Month, and a time to reflect on womens accomplishments and progress in the military and the government-civilian work force. Women have left their mark on the military as early as the American Revolution when Margaret Corbin assumed her husbands post at a cannon after he had fallen. Other women, like Deborah Samson, disguised themselves as male soldiers fighting on the front lines to serve under the Continental Army. Women volunteered behind the scenes during the Civil War, supporting and serving alongside the Union and Confederate forces running public relief and sanitary commissions that gathered and distributed supplies. Doors opened in 1917, allowing women to enlist as servicewomen and hold official positions in occupations other than nursing. The first women to enlist in the United States military joined the Navy and Marine Corps during World War I. More than 12,000 women served during that time, and 400 of those lost their lives as a result of their service. Today, doors are opening wider and wider for women serving in the military. ITCM(SW/AW) Diane Ruhl, the Command Master Chief for the Joint Intelligence Group here has taken advantage of those openings. Ruhl enlisted in the Navy in 1986 after finishing college, and achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in less than 20 years. Many doors have opened for women since I have come in, said Ruhl. There are more sea billets and overseas assignments, and women can now serve in combat situations. The doors are now open. All women have to do is jump in. During World War II, more than 400,000 American military women served stateside and overseas in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard in every theater, filling many nontraditional roles. With these new roles came newfound dangers, as 460 women lost their lives and 88 military nurses were held as prisoners of war. The Womens Armed Services Integration Act was signed in 1948, granting women permanent status in the regular and reserves forces of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the newly created Air Force. Another glass ceiling was broken in 1967 when Public Law 90-130 removed legal ceilings on womens promotions which had previously kept them from advancing to flag rank. This law also dropped the 2 percent ceiling on officer and enlisted strengths for women, at a time when approximately 7,000 American military women were serving in Southeast Asia as the Vietnam War waged. It was not only women servicemembers who made their contributions to history, but also their government civilian counterparts, all challenged by their changing roles. Although women were being given new opportunities, old attitudes of what womens work should be, still lingered in some workplaces. Karen Artz, NAVSTAs Installation Business Manager, recalls one incident she experienced 20 years after Public Law 90-130 became a reality. I was running a very highlevel meeting, said Artz. There were a number of flag and senior officers in the room. I had a Marine Colonel come up to me and ask me to please get him a cup of coffee, and zerox a piece of paper for him. Artz smiled. I told him, I would sir, but Im about to start my meeting, so please take your seat. His jaw dropped at that point. Artz feels those attitudes have changed now. I felt when I got into management in the 1980s I had to struggle a bit more to make itNaval Station Guantanamo Bay's Installation Business Manager Karen Artz, who has 27 years of government service, says that women have more leadership and educational opportunities than every before.By JO2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs Office Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonContinued on page 9
4 Friday, March 31, 2006 Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5860 Pager 4447-2000 firstname.lastname@example.org Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5704 email@example.com Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 7957 Pager 4084-2390 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil or email@example.com Kathy Diaz USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #018 kathiuska.m.diaz@ gtmo.med.navy.milNaval Base Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) recently learned that it has been awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for its support with contingency operations pertaining to Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. A presidential executive order signed March 12 authorizes the Department of Defense to create two new military medals for service in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The GWOT Expeditionary Medal has recognized servicemembers who participated in an expedition to combat terrorism on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The award is limited to those who are deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. After the United States launched the Global War on Terrorism, the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, named GTMO as the primary location for the detainment of known terrorists. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Coast Guard are eligible for the medal to include Reserve and National GuardNAVSTA earns GWOT Expeditionary Medal activated to support approved operations. Civilians, foreign nationals and foreign military are not eligible. Daylight Savings Time begins April 2. Don't forget to set clocks ahead one hour.More than 119 runners, comprising of adults and children took part in a 5K run and 2K walk sponsored by W.T Sampson High School's Booster Club recently. The event is a fund-raiser for the Booster Club. All the donations, totaling $592.99 contributed by MWR and Booster Club members, will be donated to the Pirates at Pass Christian High School in Mississippi. Melissa Belleman set a course for the 5K which wasn't divided by age limit. Many of the runners were elementary and high school students and teachers, as well as active duty military and community members. A Biggest Loser team took part and ran the 5K together. The 2K course was set for those who wanted a less strenuous walk or run. It began at the track at the base gym and rounded the high school track at the end. All 119 participants finished their respective courses. Although Melissa Belleman didnt get to run in the race, she was certainly 'running around' making sure everything was 'right on track' for the event. A big 'thank you' goes out to Melissa and everyone who volunteered. Plaques made by Mrs.'Pirates helping Pirates' run raises fundsOne 'Biggest Looser' team took part in the 'Pirates helping Pirates' 5K Run for a good cause. The event generated $592.99.Photo by Neata WileyBy Neata Wiley, W. T. Sampson High SchoolPollino were given to the first, second and third place men and women in the 5K race. Certificates were presented to the school students who participated in the runs.
5 Friday, March 31, 2006 What do you do in GTMO during your free time?I usually spend my time cooking but I also like to spend time at the beach. I fish, shoot pool, and I recently took up gardening. I take online classes and spend time with my daughter I talk to people from back home and go to the beach Kerry Fisher Michelle Harrison: QMSR Jarred Kinder: RP1 Rebecca Haddock: Photo by Terry MatlockCustomers checkout latest electronic items in the electronic department at the base exchange. The Navy Exchange System will celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 1. Over the past 60 years, the Navy Exchange has worked diligently to fulfill its mission to provide quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life activities to its authorized patrons. The Navy Exchange System has been an important non-pay benefit for our Sailors and their families for 60 years, said Capt. George Avram, vice commander, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). We are part of the Navy and proudly serve alongside our service members wherever were needed, just like we have been since the 1800s. Navy Exchanges have come a long way since the days when bumboats sold their wares to Sailors aboard Naval vessels in the 1800s. Back then, Sailors had to depend on these unreliable boats to get their personal items while aboard ship. Unfortunately, goods sold by the bumboats were typically inferior and sold at very high prices. As an alternate to bumboats, many Navy ships operated canteens so that the money spentNEX system celebrates 60 yearsBy Navy Exchange Public Affairsby the crew members stayed on the boat to improve the quality of the food served by the general mess. The first canteen opened on board USS INDIANA in 1896. By 1909, the Naval Appropriations Act established the first official resale activity, the Ships Stores and Commissary Stores. The act allowed the Navy to procure and sell merchandise to Navy and Marine Corps officer and enlisted men and to civilian employees at naval stations outside the continental United States and Alaska. In 1925, the Ships Service was created to provide Navy crew members nearly any legal article of merchandise without the profit restrictions placed on the Ships Store. However, these Ships Services had no foundation in law. It became clear by 1942 that there was no need or space for two ships service type stores aboard Navy ships. A recommendation was made to the Chief of Naval Operations by the Supply Officer, U.S. Atlantic Fleet to merge the two stores into one official ships store operation. The recommendation was accepted and by 1944, the Secretary of the Navy made theApril 5 9: Many items priced at 60 cents, $60 or 60 percent off. There will be story boards throughout the store with pictures of early years of NEX GTMO. Associates with 20+, 30+, and 40+ years of service will have their photos featured on a story board. April 5: Enjoy special Commissary tastings throughout the day. Take part in the NEX Trivia Game. Questions relate to the story board pictures and other trivia from the 1940s forward. Prizes and gift bags will be given to the winners.Local NEX anniversary activitiesContinued on page 6
6 Friday, March 31, 2006GTMO's 'biggest losers' work off poundsHM2 Dawn Carroll works on her aerobic routine. Alisa LeSane of team 'Jelly Belly' says she feels good about her progress since the contest began. Debbie Walker and Earlene Helms of the 'Lonesome Losers' team work out during the spinning class. Audrey Chapman instructs the spinning class at the Marine Hill fitness center. Photos by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon Since the contest began three weeks ago, participating teams have lost a combined weight of more than 643 pounds.establishment of the merged stores mandatory on all ships that had a supply officer and permissive on all Naval activities. The new central office for the Navy Ships Store Office was established in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Apr. 1, 1946. This office was later renamed NEXCOM and relocated to Virginia Beach, Va., in 1993. Today, NEXCOM provides oversight for 109 Navy Exchange complexes with 433 stores, as well as 43 Navy Lodges, 155 ships stores and the Uniform Program Management Office. It also manages postal operations, food service both ashore and afloat, disbursing/ATMs-at-Sea and household goods/personal property. Times have changed, butNEX celebrates 60 years ...Continued from page 5this will always be true: the Navy Exchange is part of a network that supports Sailors and their loved ones, said CMDCM (SW/AW) David James, NEXCOMs command master chief. Your NEX is there in boot camp, during deployment, at homecomings, in retirement for life. When it comes to taking care of Sailors, the NEX does it like no other. Our mission is YOU. As with any organization, it is the people who make it successful. The Navy Exchange System is no different. I want to thank our more than 14,000 associates worldwide who provide outstanding service to our customers day in and day out, said Avram. Without them, we wouldnt be here to celebrate 60 years of service. Their dedication to their jobs and to the people they serve is exemplary.
7 Friday, March 31, 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 Study 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 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 ServicesBe ready, be safe, anywhere, any time NORTH PERSIAN GULF (NNS) The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided at 11:09 p.m., local time, March 25, approximately 30 miles southeast of the Iraqi coastline in the North Persian Gulf. Two U.S. Sailors received minor injuries as a result of the collision. Two crew members from Rokya 1 also received minor injuries and were treated on-scene by McCampbells independent duty corpsman. Rokya 1 and McCampbell, an Arleigh Burke-class guidedmissile destroyer, both received damage on the bow and are deemed seaworthy. The cause of the accident is under investigation. McCampbell, homeported in San Diego and currently on a routine six-month deployment, is one of several coalition assets conducting maritime security operations under the direction of Combined Task Force (CTF) 58.Navy Ship, merchant vessel collide near IraqBy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public AffairsThe Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) was involved in a collision with the Kiribatiflagged merchant vessel M/V/Rokya 1, on March 25. U.S. Navy PhotoCTF 58 is responsible for the security of the Al Basra and Khawr Al Amaya Iraqi oil terminals, which are the main sources of revenue for the Iraqi reconstruction effort.By Perry Lockhart for LIFELinesThere is a need for every Sailor, Marine, and family member to be ready for anything, not to take safety for granted, and to ensure that all steps are taken to produce a safe environment at home, in the car, at work, and on vacation. Safety begins at home and with every member of the family. Dozens of Internet sites provide safety tips for almost every conceivable situation. Along with the articles on LIFELines eSafety.com provides articles on safety for all members of the family. The following tips for protecting young children at home are adapted from a brochure produced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The list is not all-inclusive, but is a good starting point: Bedroom: Put your baby to sleep on her back or side in a crib with a firm, flat mattress and no soft bedding underneath. Make sure your babys crib is sturdy and has no loose or missing hardware. Never place your babys crib or furniture near window blinds or curtain cords. This will prevent babies from strangling on the loop of the cord. To prevent falls, keep children away from windows. Bathroom: To prevent poisoning, keep medicines and cleaning products in containers with safety caps and locked away from children. Always check bath water temperature with your wrist or elbow before putting your baby in to prevent burns to a babys delicate skin. Never, ever, leave your child alone in the bathtub or near any water, even for a moment. This will prevent children from drowning. Keep children away from all standing water, including water in toilets, 5gallon buckets, and pools. Kitchen: Dont leave your baby alone in a highchair; always use all safety straps. This will prevent injuries and deaths from the baby climbing out, falling, or sliding under the tray. Be sure to use safety straps in strollers and baby swings. Use your stoves back burners, and keep pot handles turned to the back of stove to prevent deaths and injuries from burns. Keep children away from tablecloths, so they cant pull down hot foods or liquids on themselves. Lock household cleaning products, knives, matches, and plastic bags away from children. This will prevent poisonings, bleeding injuries, burns, and suffocation.
8 Friday, March 31, 2006Sports, fitness round-upHydroids9-0 GTMO Devils8-1 NPG IRF's7-1 The U-C5-2 Rocking Anchors5-2 Untouchables4-3 Guidance of the Rock5-5 Heat3-3 Softball 'Pirates helping Pirates'Men Bob Smits 1st, 19:46 Tony Urech 2nd, 20:49 Andy Massey3rd, 22:16 Women Tiffany Dodson 1st, 22:24 Lou Chjarboneau 2nd, 27:52 Megan Eikey 3rd, 28:32:75 Running 2006 Spring Half-Marathon Saturday April 29 6 a.m., at the base gym. Sign-up by April 28.FMI call 2193 or 72102.Men's softball standings: WT Sampson3-7 BCO Bandits3-6 OARDEC1-6 NEX Strickers1-6 Room Raiders0-5 V-Warriors0-0 Chiva0-0 Del-Yen Yankees0-7Photo by Igo WorduMWR Kayak race result Anthony Massey 1st Shawn Goodwin 2nd Christiana Willimas 3rd KayakFor the fun Army 1stSgt. Chris Muller, 193rd MP Company, makes his way through the course. Photo by Devon ChristieWinner IC2 Anthony Massey finished first.Ready! Set!! Go!!! Participants prepare to launch from the Sailing Center in the Liberty Kayak Race, held Saturday, March 25.Photo by Devon Christie Scouting Wesley Belleman and Walker Vaugh, members of Boy Scout Troop 435, pitch a tent at Chapman Beach on Leeward. The scouts were camping overnight, and spent their time working on cycling, fishing, and wilderness survival technique merit badges.Photo by QM2 Albert Atkins
9 Friday, March 31, 2006Local women contribute to women's history ...Rudy Sammons, who has been with the Department of Defense for 25 years, has been the base Housing Program director since 2003. Continued from page 3Continued from page 2tremendous demonstration of American reach. Weinberger also championed the so-called Star Wars missile defense program, the Air Forces B-1B bomber, and a 600-ship Navy. Weinberger was born in San Francisco on Aug. 18, 1917. He graduated from Harvard with a law degree in 1941 and entered the U.S. Army as a private. He received a commission and served with the 41st Infantry Division in the Pacific. At the end of the war, he served on the staff of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as an intelligence officer. After the war, Weinberger won election to the California State Assembly in 1952 and re-election in 1954 and 1956. In 1962, he became chairman of the California Republican Party in 1962. At the federal level, Weinberger was the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in January 1970 and served as the deputy and then director of the Office of Management and Budget, where he earned the nickname Cap the Knife. He also served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1973 to 1975. Weinberger opposed the Goldwater-Nichols DoD Reorganization Act of 1986 that strengthened the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and instituted the office of vice chairman. But once the president signed the act into law, he vigorously put it into place. Weinberger served as executive editor of Forbes Magazine since 1993. The former secretary is survived by his wife, Jane, a son and a daughter.Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger dies ...known who I was and what position I held, she said. Now people assume that if youre a woman, you could be in any possible position, so I think its changed a lot. Artz also believes education and her variety of job experiences helped her advance from a GS2 to a GS-13 in 27 years. Education and the multiple experiences I received from different organizations have helped, she said. Ive worked shore installation management, manpower, personnel, and financial management. I received a broad range of experiences moving around from organization to organization. It makes you more valuable as an employee. Women continued to expand their roles in the military during the Persian Gulf War flying combat aircraft, manning missile placements, driving convoys, and serving on ships. Approximately 40,000 American military women deployed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Today, women serve sideby-side with their male counterparts in the Global War on Terrorism. Ruhl said that opportunities for women grew significantly after women were assigned asPhoto by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon permanent ships company. The Eisenhower carrier where women were fully integrated in the crew opened up more opportunities in the mid-90s, she said. Women were given the opportunity for more sea billets allowing the men more shore duty opportunities. Ruhl has thoroughly enjoyed her military career, and said being deployed on a ship offered her many opportunities to succeed. Myself, I love being aboard a ship, said Ruhl. As a junior sailor, I had great LPOs, chiefs and mentors. I never had any issues, as far as feeling I was being discriminated against, not one time. I worked alongside my male counterparts and I loved every minute of it. I had lots of opportunities to excel. I was one of the first enlisted females to earn my surface warfare qualification. Perhaps the largest indicator that women have arrived in the workplace is that some of them feel their gender isnt the biggest factor in their success. Its just being an individual who is motivated to succeed. Rudy Sammons, the Housing Installation Program director, feels her experience working for the military was boosted by her drive and personal goals. I set a goal for myself when I started civil service in 1981, said Sammons. I wanted to retire as a GS-9, which was the highest grade in service for a woman at that time. I have now exceeded that goal. Women can now place themselves into positions and career fields and control their own destinies. "I think if you go into a job with a positive attitude you will excel, whether you are male or female. Its about who you are as an individual.
Friday, March 31, 2006 10 MWR HappeningsDo 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 Friday March 31 Curious George 7 p.m., PG, 87 min. When a Stranger Calls 9 p.m., PG-13, 87 min. Saturday April 1 Nanny McPhee 7 p.m., PG-13, 99 min. V for Vendetta 9 p.m., R, 132 min. Sunday April 2 Final Destination 3 7 p.m., R, 92 min. Monday April 3 Failure to Lanch 7 p.m., PG-13, 99 min. T uesday April 4 When A Stranger Calls 7 p.m., PG-13, 87 min. W ednesday April 5 V for Vendetta 7 p.m., R, 132 min. Thursday April 6 Big Momma's House 2 7 p.m., PG-13, 99 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented G or PGrated movies. This Monday, The Lion King begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, The Rundown, begins at 8 p.m. Bingo Specials April 2 is 'Lady's Sunday;' April 9 is 'Men's Sunday;' and April 16 is 'Newcomers Sunday.' Also, come celebrate 'Birthday Bingo.' Show proof it's your birthday and receive a gift of one set of cards. If you bingo, in addition to regular prize, get $1 for each year of your age. 9-Ball Pool T ourney April 2, 7 p.m., Deer Point Liberty Center. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call 2010. PS2 Soccer Challenge April 4, 7pm., at Deer Point Liberty Center. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call 2010. Bowling T ournament April 5, 7 p.m., at Marblehead Bowling Center. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call 2010. T exas Hold'em April 6, 7 p.m., at Marine Hill Liberty Center. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call 7421. GTMO Survivor April 7-10. Terrific prizes for sole survivor. Sign-up at base gym no later than April 4 at 5 p.m. All hands are invited to the final Tribal Council, Monday, April 10, 7 p.m., at the Tiki Bar. FMI call Todd Jordan at 9556, or Karissa Sandstrom at 2193. BBQ and Chess T ournament April 8, 5 p.m., at Marine Hill Liberty Center Patio. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call 7421. T ess Drake, Comic Relief April 9, 8:30 p.m., at Club survivor; April 10, 8:30 p.m., at the Windjammer Club. Adult comedy, no children.V for VendettaAction/Adventure, Drama, Science, Fantasy Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt Storyline: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a lifeand-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as V. Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.Curious GeorgeComedy, Kids/Family,Animation Starring: W ill Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke Storyline: The adventures of Curious George, the inquisitive little guy with an insatiable taste for adventure. Georges spunky and fun-loving nature endears him to new friends, but also lands him in a series of misadventures.
best offer call 2345 or email steelface61@hotmail. com (2) 1993 Acura Integra, 120,000 miles, brand new radiator, runs great, $3,900 OBO. FMI call 7903 or email coastwarrior18@ yahoo.com (2) 1998 Mazda 626, alarm system, $5,500. FMI call 7832 or email WML1981@aol.com (2) 1991 Dodge Caravan, new tires, struts, and shocks, available April 20, taking deposits now, $1,500. FMI call AJ or Aaron at 8667, or Jim or Brandon at 8650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (2) 1999 Ford Windstar SEL, 56,000 miles, tinted power windows, leather seats, seven passenger, new front tires, alloy wheels, $10,000 OBO. FMI call Mike at 4620 AWH or 4505 DWH. (2) 1985 Dodge W-150 pickup, 4x4, white w/standard transmission, $1,500. FMI call 5897 AWH or 4669 DWH. (2) 2001 Harley Davidson 883, only 2,000 miles, Vance and Hines Performance exhaust systems, 3 different seats, Kuryakyn Hyper starter, cover, many new parts, $6,000 OBO. FMI call 5683. (1) 1991 Izuzu Trooper, 4 door, new A/C system, alternator, 225,000 miles, very reliable, $3,000 OBO. FMI call Janice at 7375 AWH. (1) 2002 Chevy Cavalier, 5-spd, A/ C, CD player, under 25,000 miles, great condition, $7,500 OBO. FMI call Tyler at 5632. (1) 1985 Dodge Ram truck, V-8, new parts, runs great, $1,199 OBO. FMI call 3566 or 84066 or email email@example.com (1) 16.5-ft. MFG boat, new paint, bimini top, new 100-hp motor, marine radio, and fish finder, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 7466. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Supply Technician, closes April 3; Medical Technician, closes April 3; Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call Delaine at 4822 or 4441. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following foreign national vacancies: Motor Vehicle Operator, closes April 10; Blocker and Bracer, closes April 10. (1) W.T. Sampson has the following positions open continuous: Substitute teacher 06-CUBA-55; $89 per full day and $44.50 for less than one day. Official application can be picked up and submitted to the11 Friday, March 31, 2006 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale Employment Vehicles/Boats(2) Pioneer 404 speakers, $50; 25-in. color TV, $125; 20-in. color TV, $50; pressure washer, $325; 15-hp Yamaha outboard, $1,500; 6-hp lawn mower, $200; kitchen table w/leaf, $50; 2 Diezel rod/reel combos, $120; electric reel pair, 6/0 Penn on 9/0 Penn Senator rod, $350; freezer chest, $225. FMI call 5338 AWH or 4493 DWH. (2) Dark blue sofa w/matching loveseat and pillows, $150; 4-piece multi-color living-room set, $200 OBO; light-blue loveseat w/matching chair and foot stool, $50; dressers or nightstands, $5 each; full-size bed or queen-size bed, $25 each OBO. FMI call 5665. (2) Unopened portable DVD player w/car kit, power cord and mounting straps, A/V input, remote control, 25-games-in-1 game system, $250. FMI call Emil 8111 AWH. (2) Riffe Baja speargun, suitable for blue-water hunting, $600. FMI call 3661 DWH or 7788 AWH. (1) Casio Exilim Pro 6 megapixel digital camera, like new, includes leather case and hardware, $225. FMI call Sam at 9522 AWH or 4709 DWH. (1) Black bunk bed, $75; cherry wood computer desk, $60; 58-in. widescreen, multi-system color TV, $1,000. FMI call 7358 AWH. (1) Queen-size bedroom set w/2 nightstands, dresser w/mirror, headboard, box spring and queen mattress, $500. FMI call 7788 AWH. (1) Couch w/love seat, $250; 2 lamps, $30 each. FMI call Lisa at 7015 AWH. (1) Shopsmith w/accessories, $1,200; wicker furniture, $50; 3 fish tanks w/ accessories, $30; 2 bikes, $20 each; router, $15; Dewalt cordless saw, $25; underwater metal detector, $150; card table w/4 chairs, $20; misc. Christmas decorations, $30. FMI call 5712. (1) 27-in. Magnavox color TV w/ VCR, $200; FMI call Janice at 7375 AWH. (1) Used DVDs: Double Team, $9; One Bright Light, $10; Fat Albert, $10; The Crimson Code, $7. FMI call 9461 or email mujahid94@ hotmail.com (1) Large furniture, china cabinet, entertainment system, bookcase, desk and sofa. For prices call 9557. (2) 1998 Toyota Corolla, fully loaded, CD player, excellent condition. For W.T. Sampson High School main office. Please stop by or call Ramonia at ext. 3500 for further information. (1) Free Salsa lessons Friday nights from 7 9 p.m., at the Windjammer Club. Stay on for Salsa Night afterwards and dance the night away. (1) All are invited to the annual W.T. Sampson School Art Show March 30 through April 2 at the Bayview. A reception will be held March 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the foyer. Come celebrate the creativity of our students artists. (1) Grand opening of the Harley Davidson showroom at the NEX atrium, April 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can get their picture taken on one of the motorcycles, and the first 50 children will receive a gift. Harley-Davidson t-shirts will also be raffled. (1) The Jamaican Independence Committee fund-raising bake sales will be April 1 and 8, at 9 a.m. Come taste authentic Jamaican rock buns, grater cakes, gizzada, Easter buns and much more. FMI call Petrona at 4658 or Gerald at 6277 or 7885. (1) NMCB-7 Seabees will present a program about Pass Christian High School, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the W.T. Sampson High School gymnasium. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about Hurricane Katrina's damage and 'Pirates Helping Pirates' campaign. FMI call Neata at 3500 or 3188. (1) The Jamaican Independence Committee will hold a fund-raising pool party, April 8, at 8:30 p.m. Come out and sample authentic Jamaican style jerk chicken and pork. Donations are welcome. FMI call Gerald at 6277 or 7885 or Petrona at 4658. (1) Attention all parents. The Youth Center will be closed on April 8, 6:30 p.m. midnight to accommodate the hosting of the Child and Youth Program Appreciation dinner. Sorry for any inconvenience. FMI call Petrona at 4658. (1) Garage door openers and gate keys will be available for pick-up for all Caribbean Circle residents on Apr. 8, from 8 a.m. noon, at #2B. 2 garage-door openers will be issued to each unit. Water filters will also be available for all family housing residents, as well as plant cards for all permanent party residents. (1) The Housing Office is looking for family housing residents interested in showing off their living-room, kitchen and/or dining room for the One-Stop website. Please contact Fran McGuffey or Charity Sandstrom at 4172, or email mcguffeyfm@usnb gtmo.navy.mil or sandstromcl@usnb gtmo.navy. mil. The pictures from different units will be made available on the website for inbound families to give them an idea of housing arrangements in GTMO. (1) If you have received a new storage building in family housing in the Windward Loop, Villamar, and Caravella Point areas, the project is now ready for your use. FMI call the Housing Office at 4172. 1) The Jamaican Independence Committee is seeking volunteers for carwashes on April 8, 16 and 29. FMI call Petrona at 4658 or Gerald at 6277 or 7885. (1) Come experience fun at the 2006 Youth Center Spring Break Camp, April 10-14, kindergar-tener through 6th grade. Children are required to register. FMI call Petrona at 4658. (1) A Reef Raiders Dive Club monthly meeting will be held April 11. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. (2) Personal trainer needed to lose weight by certain deadline. FMI call 4840. (2) Hot tub or spa. FMI call Jack at 5200 DWH or 7340 AWH or email firstname.lastname@example.org (2) Babysitter needed for most Friday and Saturday nights. FMI call Mindy at 5550. (1) Looking for pine or naturalcolored baby crib in good condition. FMI call 7788. (2) JBL speargun, lost at Chapman Beach, Cabana #5, March 11. If found, contact Karl at 7729. April 1 Caribbean Circle, #32B, 8 a.m. noon. April 1 Caribbean Circle, #28A, 7 a.m. April 1 Evans Point, #390, 7:30 a.m. April 2 Evans Point, #390, 8:30 a.m. April 3 Evans Point, #390, 5 p.m. April 4 Evans Point, #390, 5 p.m. April 5 Evans Point, #390, 5 p.m. April 6 Evans Point, #390, 5 p.m. April 6 Marina Point, #319, 7 10 a.m. Lost & Found Announcements Wanted Yard Sales
12 Friday, March 31, 2006Local students shine at 'Quiz Bowl'Fourth-grader Ashley Roblejo provides an answer as teammates Christina Motes and Molly Hickock look on. Fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students at W. T. Sampson Elementary School take part in the annual Quiz Bowl, held March 17 in the school gymnasium. Fifth-graders Austin Hammonds, Rachel Haley, Gregory Sullivan and Wesley Belleman, discuss an answer. CDR Jeff Hayhurst, NAVSTA Executive Officer, keeps track of the score. CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA CO was the event's judge, and CDR W. F. Wright, U.S. Naval Hospital, read questions to the students. All fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students participated with the sixth-grade rs surging ahead as the overall winners. The Quiz Bowl has been an annual event at the school for the past six years. Photos by PH1(SW) Terry Matlock