Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Publication Date: April 7, 2006
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New commander takes charge of JTF Vol. 63 No. 14 Friday, April 7, 2006A Navy admiral assumed command March 31 of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the force responsible for detainee operations and intelligence gathering here. Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. assumed command from Army Maj.Gen. Jay Hood, who has commanded the task force since March 2004. Harris, who most recently had been the director of the information, plans and security division for Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael G. Mullen at the Pentagon, said he is honored to take command of a force that plays such an important role in the war on terror. “I’m very impressed by the people that work here,” Harris said. “The dedication that I’ve seen with the military folks and the civilians that are here I think they’re doing a great job. I think their country is lucky to have them down here, and I’m very lucky and fortunate to be asked to take charge.” The mission of Joint Task Force Guantanamo is complex and challenging, but Harris is extraordinarily qualified, Army Gen. John Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said at the change of command ceremony. The Chief of Naval Operations personally chose Harris, Craddock said, and the members of the task force are lucky to have him. Hood, the outgoing commander, also expressed confidence in Harris’ leadership. Harris’ talents, coupled with the dedication of the service members and civilians of the task force, will ensure the task force’s mission continues at a high standard, Hood said. “Our mission here at the joint task force is about protecting America from terrorists,” Hood said to the task force members assembled at the ceremony. (The terrorists) have underestimated your courage, your character, and your commitment to do what’s right.” Harris said his goal is to maintain focus on the mission of providing safe and humane custody to detainees and con-By Army Sgt. Sara Wood, American Forces Press ServicePhoto by 1st LT Anthony John, USAContinued on page 6 Rear Adm. Harry Harris Jr., USN, accepts the task force colors from Gen. Bantz Craddock, USA, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, signifying the transfer of command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, in front of his assembled troops. The colors staff had originally been handed by Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Febles, USA (right center), to Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, USA, (far right), outgoing commander, who in turn, handed it to Gen. Craddock. The change of command was held Friday, March 31, at Phillips Park.


2 Friday, April 7, 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 pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil Get the Gazette online at www.nsgtmo.navy.mil .Vol. 63 No. 14G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo Bay Vice Adm. Jack Fetterman’s name doesn’t appear in every Navy manual or history book, but his name and legacy are familiar to many Sailors and base residents, past and present. Fetterman, who commanded U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay from February 1979 to June 1981, and locally known as 'Capt. Jack,' died at his home near Pensacola, Fla., on March 24. He was 73. His devotion to the mission and to the people of GTMO made him one of the more popular figures in base history. In a message Fetterman sent to the people of GTMO for Cuban-American Friendship Day one year, several years after he departed, he said, “I’ve had the good fortune to serve and know that special place (referring to GTMO) and her people, and that experience will forever be a part of my life.” He was a strong advocate about the treatment of and the conditions in which the Cuban exile population lived and worked. “I learned the secret to GTMO’ appearance and special character early in my tenure as base commander,” Fetterman said. “That secret is far removed from the scenic geography of this base, or the preva-'Capt. Jack,' former base CO, dies in PensacolaBy JO1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeVADM Jack Fetterman, USN (Ret.)lent sunshine, or the crystalclear waters, or the single traffic light (which hung in Fetterman’s time), or the starfilled skies, or full-moon, water sparkling nights. It is the refreshing attitude of the men and women who reside here, who make positive things happen on a routine basis. It is the caring and sharing for the common good of all.” He went on to say, “If you could bottle that secret spirit and export it, the world would be a much better place to live.” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, upon learning of VADM Fetterman’s passing, said, “Jack Fetterman was a hero, as real and as brave as any hero this Navy ever produced. His mettle tested at a young age by combat, he went on to serve a long and distinguished career capped by leadership positions at the very highest levels. He inspired whole generations of future young leaders with his unquestionable character and integrity, men and women who now, by virtue of what Jack Fetterman taught them, continue to put his indelible, irrefutable stamp on the Navy he loved so much. CAPT Bob Prucha (Ret.), Public Affairs Officer at GTMO under Fetterman, said, “I know he really went out of his way to include the Cuban and Jamaican communities in decisions that would affect their well-being. “He never shied away from making the tough decisions, yet when he did, everyone walked away knowing that he did the right thing.” Another remembrance of Prucha’s, “He would drive around the base in his light blue Volkswagen convertible, but always with the top up. He enjoyed sailing on his boat, 'The Great Escape.'” CDR Lawrence 'Sandy' Morrison (Ret.), former GTMO executive officer, said that although Fetterman had won many awards throughout his Navy career, he always seemed proudest of the Cuban-American Friendship Award of 1980. “To use his words,” said Morrison, “His job was to make GTMO work, and those of us who were there then felt he succeeded. He left it a better place and remained its biggest fan.” Judge Ron Swanson, who also worked for Fetterman at Guantanamo Bay said, “Vice Adm. Jack Fetterman was a Sailor’s admiral. He knew their names; the names of their wives and children. He inspired them toward growth and achievement. He was the best.” Selected to flag rank in February 1981 from his tour in Guantanamo Bay, his flag assignments included Commander, Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Naval Inspector General; Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Chief of Naval Education and Training. During his career he accumulated 7,000 flying hours in 20 different aircraft and recorded 960 carrier landings. He was also known as the “ethics admiral” after establishing a core values program to help prevent sexual harassment, racism, violence, fraud and dishonesty throughout the ranks. He retired in 1992 after 38 years of service, and then in November 1993, he was named as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation in Pensacola. He was actively involved in numerous community activities, serving as the President of the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the commissioning committees for the USS Mitscher, USS Bonhomme Richard and USS Iwo Jima. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in public service by the University of West Florida. “The shadow of Jack Fetterman’s legacy is long. We will miss him. We will never forget him. We are a better Navy because of him,” said Mullen. “On behalf of Sailors everywhere, I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife, Nancy, and the entire Fetterman family.” He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two step-sons, John and Kevin Austin.


3 Friday, April 7, 2006Do you have what it takes to face your most primal fears? Forty-four students from the W.T. Sampson High School did just that Friday night, March 31, when they gathered at the Windjammer pool to participate in the Guantanamo Bay ‘2006 Teen Center Fear Factor’ challenge, sponsored by the base Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department. The event winners, one male team and one female team, would receive individual video I-Pods, donated by Apple Computers. Rumors and ideas swirled around the high school the week before the challenge as to what they might be getting themselves into. One of the rumors was that the students would have to eat some sort of fish. The challenges devel-Fear, not a factor as teens competeoped by MWR were secret until the night of the event. “We just got together and came up with a few good ideas,” said Craig Basel, MWR director, before the event got underway. “It should be very interesting.” Prior to Friday night, friends got together and tried to decide who would compete in each challenge, and face their most primal fear. Male and female students paired up into groups before heading to the pool, awaiting patiently for the announcement to begin. What they saw before them were a 25-ft. rock-climbing wall and approximately 10 empty wash buckets along the fence line. Ryan Panaro and Remington Walker teamed up and tried to strategize about who would participate in each event. “I can eat all the garbage food”, said Panaro, “but he’s (Remington Walker) going to have to climb the wall. Look at his feet.” “I have big feet I’m going to have to do the wall and swim,” said Walker. As the students looked over their competition and waited for name tags to be distributed, they thought of how much fun this challenge would be. “I really don’t care if we win, I just want to have fun,” said Walker. The rules of the competition were explained by Basel. Each team would have two male or two female students. The strategy that Panaro and Walker were planning didn’t work to their favor. Each member of the team would have to compete in each event. In the first event, each member of each team had to climb the rock wall, then run over to a bucket, submerge a sponge in the water, and then fill a pitcher to the brim. The teams with the fastest completion times advanced. If fear stopped them from completingBy JO1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeContinued on page 7 Adam Fisher shakes and squirms more than the squid he has in his mouth. April Helms uses her lips instead of her teeth to grab a squid during the second round of Teen Fear Factor. Winning this event put her team into the finals, where she and her twin sister Alice, emerged as the winning female team.Photo by Keith Penaro Photo by JO1 Bob Lamba stunt, or they failed to complete the entire mission, a team was immediately eliminated. The first event narrowed the teams down from 22 to 11. The rock wall which many of the students might have taken on at previous MWR events seemed a little more difficult now that they had an audience of approximately 50 family and friends looking on. Some scrambled up and down the wall as if it were part of an every day activity at school, while others couldn’t muster the strength to finish. The next event was the one that so many students speculated about all week. Each member of each team would have to run down to a container with his or her hands tied behind their backs, submerge their heads into a concoction consisting of oatmeal, gravy, mashed potatoes and other eatable items. They had to find a small squid, pull it up with their teeth, run back and drop the squid bodies into an empty bucket.


4 Friday, April 7, 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.milCommander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Chief of Staff CAPT Lawrence Cotton retired after 30 years of naval service on March 30 during a ceremony at the NAS Jacksonville Officers’ Club. Cotton, who has served under six different commanders in chief during his career, has mixed emotions about leaving the Navy, but looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead. “I started preparing to retire mentally and emotionally last year,” Cotton said. “After spending my entire adult life in the Navy, I’ve realized that people have certain expectations of you when you wear a Navy uniform. It’s going to be an adjustment getting up in the morning and not putting it on.” Cotton has experienced much of what the Navy had to offer during a career that spanned four decades. However, although he has been on several deployments that have taken him to every corner of the globe, his fondest memories are of the shipmates he served with. “The things that really make me smile are the people I’ve crossed paths with over the years,” he reminisced. “The tough times we persevered through and the camaraderie we shared are memories I’ll treasure forever.” Several of Cotton’s shipmates and coworkers are quick to praise his professionalism and warm personality. Rocky Cabral, his executive assistant, admires his honesty, work ethic and most of all, his hair. “The chief of staff is a model of integrity and a very warm and caring person, always taking the time to check on employees when they were sick and convalescing,” said Cabral. “It was a pleasure to work for him. He did his best and deserves a little time off.” Perhaps the highest praise came from a person he has worked closely with during the final months of his career — Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Mark Boensel. “When John Paul Jones described the qualifications of a naval officer he said, 'It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great dealFormer NAVSTA skipper retiresCAPT Lawrence Cotton commanded NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay from July September 2005. More NAVSTA awardeesFlag Letter of CommendationCS3 Christopher GrayCommand Letter of CommendationAT1(AW/SW) Matthew Murcin YN1 Magally Boria YN3 Samual OuchCertificate of Achievement (CFC-O)GMC (DSW) Jose Castilla BM1 (DSW/SW) Kelly Hardy BU1 (SCW) Freddie Pagan CE1 (SCW) Daniel Phibert MA1 Lyndon Payne MA1 Paul Francois AT1 (AW/SW) Matthew Murcin CTA2 Andrew PetersBy JO1 Michael England, CNRSE Public AffairsPhoto by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockCommand quarters — CS1(SW/AW) Corey Anderson receives a Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) from CAPT Mark Leary, Naval Station commanding officer, at command quarters held Thursday, March 30. Other awardees receiving NAMs were: MA1 Leon Sandstrom; MA3 Latisha Gerald; ET3(DV) Brian Geiger; MA3 Roberto Feliciano; MA3 Samatha Dix and SWCN Kenneth Collier. Birth Announcement Sean and Michelle Neuroth announce the birth of their son, Aiden Raine Neuroth, on March 30. Continued on page 7


5 Friday, April 7, 2006Top five reasons to shop at the Navy ExchangeTake a look at these additional benefits for shopping NEX — Everyday low prices. You save money everyday at your NEX, plus no sales tax. If you find a lower price at another local store, we’ll match it! The NEX also has a 14-day price guarantee on any item originally purchased from the Exchange. To see the results of the latest survey, click here. — Guaranteed satisfaction. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Our return policy means we will either issue a refund or make an equitable adjustment if merchandise does not live up to your expectations. See store for details. — Brand names. In clothing, house wares, home prod-By Navy Exchange Marketing ucts, electronics and more, we have the great national brands you want. — Store brands. Our store brands offer the same quality as national brands at savings of 20-40% everyday. — Exclusivity. Shopping at the Navy Exchange is a privilege you earn by serving your country. Whether you’re on active duty, in the reserves, or a retiree, your Navy Family Store welcomes you! GTMO shoppers came out to grab some good bargains during the NEX’s 60th Anniversary celebration sale April 5. The celebration kicked off many sales that will be offered throughout the year to commemorate the special anniversary.Photo by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon GTMO celebrates — Spc. Robert Parker shops for fishing poles and other assorted gear during the NEX’s 60th Anniversary Sale, held Wednesday, April 5. The fishing poles were a hot item with a 60-percent-off price tag. Many items were marked down in honor of many years of discounted shopping for Navy families. What are you doing with an extra hour of daylight?“I have to go home at sunset, so I have more time to cheer and dance with my friends after school.” “I will get out and play outdoor sports, now that there is more light.” “I will catch up on the sleep I miss during the week." “I will use the extra hour to go to the park or pool with my daughter, Rosa.” Noemi Negron Samora RamsayYNSN Angel Datil UT2(SCW) Rachel Thompson


6 Friday, April 7, 2006More than 350 pieces of artwork created by students at W.T Sampson Elementary and High School were on display for this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit at the Bayview Club from Tuesday, March 28, through Sunday, April 2. A reception honoring the student artists was held Thursday, March 30, at the Bayview. The art pieces, hung throughout the Bayview lobby gave a backdrop that portrayed art forms and expressions representing the cultures of different parts of the world. There were also watercolor replicas from famous artists painted by the students. First-grade students created a huge canvas of an African shield on a black background. Stephanie Tickner, an 11th-grader, painted a watercolor piece by French art-By JO1 Igo Wordu, Public AffairsArt students show off their true colorsPhoto by JO1 Igo Worduist Toulouse Lautrec. Hayden Kemp, an 8th-grader, showed off a watercolor portrait she called ‘Bermuda.’ “I choose to do this portrait because I like the way the various elements in the picture morph into a wonderful piece,” said Kemp. “It feels great to see people come in and like your artwork.” Youth Art Month is observed each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It began in 1961 by a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers (ACMI) in conjunction with the National Art Education Association (NAEA). “Each year we try to do something different in recognition of the Youth Art Month. This year we decided to do art displays to show the extraordinary talents that these children have,” said Heather Schwartz, art teacher at the elementary school. “These art pieces were collected from students at the elementary and high schools over the past year, and you can see that the art works vary in their content and depictions” Sonya-Lee Pollino, another elementary school teacher, quickly added that the Youth Art Month is not a fund-raising event. “The items that are on display are not for sale,” said Pollino “We are showing the parents and our community the wonderful art work by these young children. I’m sure the kids are proud of their work too.” Both Pollino and Schwartz expressed their appreciation to everyone who attended the art show for their support of the artists who put a great deal of time and work into their individual creations.Stephanie Tickner stands by a watercolor she painted, inspired by French artist Toulouse Lautrec. Many works of art hang in the Bayview lobby for spectators to view. Photo by JO1 Igo WorduContinued from page 1tinuing to gather intelligence valuable to the war on terror. The work of the task force is heavily scrutinized, he acknowledged, but he said he welcomes the scrutiny. ”The light of day is a useful thing,” Harris said. “I hope that the American people will be given a chance to understand just how fortunate they are that young men and women in the armed services and the civilian agencies that are down here that they’re working their butts off in support of the American people.” Joint Task Force Guantanamo is vitally important to the war on terror, Harris said. To protect national security, America’s enemies captured on the battlefield need to be detained somewhere, he noted. ”What we’re about here on Guantanamo, is we are about defending our nation,” he said. “We’re doing it here in Guantanamo, because that’s where our nation has called us to serve.”New commander takes charge ... Ms. Patricia Sollock, MA, LCPC, is offering a presentation on the signs, symptoms and management of depression. The seminar will be held Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., at the U.S. Naval Hospital Galley. Come out and have a casual, fun and informative evening. Refreshments and dessert provided. Sponsored by the Naval Hospital Behavioral Health Dept. For more information contact LT Susan Otto at 72650.Community Mental Health Awareness Seminar


7 Friday, April 7, 2006Continued from page 3Fear Factor ...Photo by JO1 Robert LambDanny Philbert (left) and David Tyson, who made it to the finals, listen with great intensity as Craig Basel explains the last challenge of Teen Fear Factor. To complete the event, each team member had to make the run, find the squid and run to the bucket three times. The teams with the best completed time advanced. With the hair styles of many of today’s students, this was a very messy event. As team members soaked their heads in the concoction looking for the squid, they came out shaking the excess off and sometimes sprayed spectators with the drippings. The contestants faced many dilemmas in the squid challenge. They couldn’t find the tiny squid as they swished around the containers. They couldn’t wipe their eyes after emerging from the liquid (remember, their hands were tied behind their backs), and they didn’t particularly like the taste of the liquid concoction. “You got that vomit taste in the back of your mouth, and you didn’t know if you were going to make it,” said Walker. The second event narrowed the field down to six, eliminating Walker and Panaro, leaving three male teams and three female teams, competing in the final. The three final female teams consisted of April and Alice Helms; Nichole Lamb and Tiffany Brewer; and Amy Hairston and Lauren Vaughn. The final male teams were Ryan Panaro and, Remington Walker; Nick Basel and Anthony Mays, and David Tyson and Danny Philbert. The contestants were then directed to the pool, where they would have to slide down the slide; grab a key from the side of the pool; swim to the deep end, which was 10-ft. deep; dive to the bottom; open a box with the key; grab a flag that was in the box; then swim over to the floatable iceberg; climb to the top, and place the flag. Each member of the team had to complete the entire challenge. The male and female team with the fastest time would be declared the winners. “I was confident up until now,” said David Tyson. “These guys (referring to Basel and Mays), beat us in everything. I’m a good swimmer, but with all of these people watching, it could be tough.” Would it take a good swimmer, or someone with good mental toughness throughout to make it through the final challenge? “Good swimmers are going to win this event,” speculated Panaro. The final challenge began under the supervision of professional lifeguards. The time clicked by as the contestants tried to control their strength and their air. Some teams made it through without any problem, while others struggled with either the deep-water dive or the iceberg climb. Spectators gathered around the pool encouraging each team and clapped as they tried their best. Nick Basel and Anthony Mays were the winning males, and twins April and Alice Helms were the winning females. In the end, fear wasn’t a factor, and the strength of two teams decided the outcome. The contestants all faced their individual fears and reached deep down inside of themselves to do their best while competing in very difficult challenges. “I’m very happy with the turnout of this event,” said Basel. “It was an awesome event and we had a lot of kids participating. The Teen Center did a great job (coordinating the event), and we hope that they keep coming out to these activities, because it’s a good time.” For the adults who think they would like to ‘face their own fears,’ MWR is in the process of trying to organize an adult ‘Fear Factor’ later in July of this year. more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor. He should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, and charity...' “He couldn’t have betterContinued from page 4Cotton retires after 30 years ... DRMO SaleDRMO representatives will be on station April 10 22, for a retail sale only. They will not be receiving or issuing any property. The retail sale will be on Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Items available include TVs, vcrs, computer printers, monitors, exercise equipment, office and household furniture, miscellaneous electrical items, outboard motors, cameras, stoves, washers and dryers, microwave ovens, copper pipe, drill press, table saw, metal lathe, miscellaneous tools and hardware items. The vehicle sale will be Thursday, April 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Viewing of the vehicles for sale will be Monday, April 10, 8 a.m. noon. This is a spot bid sale and all buyers must be preregistered at the DRMO prior to the sale. All sales are cash only. For more additional information please contact John Bingham at DSN 827-2227, or by email at john.bingham@ dla.mil or John Clingan at DSN 942-3411, ext. 44, or by email at john.clingan@dla.mil described Capt. Cotton had he known him personally,” said RADM Boensel. “Capt. Cotton is an outstanding naval officer. I feel very fortunate to have known and served with him. We, in the region, will miss him both as a leader and a friend.” More 'Fear Factor' photos on page 12


8 Friday, April 7, 2006 Photo by JO1 Robert Lamb 2006 Spring Half-Marathon Saturday April 29 6 a.m., at the base gym. Sign-up by April 28.FMI call 2193 or 7/2102.Hog Wild — Pablo Melendez, salesman for the NEX New Car Sales, sits on a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster On Saturday, April 1, the Sportster and a 2006 Softail Deluxe were showcased at the NEX atrium. Many customers showed interest in buying the new Harley Davidson motorcycles, but according to Pablo Melendez, "Until a representative from Harley Davidson comes down and sets up a repair facility, these bikes will remain on display only, not on the road." The NEX New Car Sales office will hope to be able to sell Harley Davidson motorcycles on a regular basis. Harley Davidson is in the process of sending a mechanic to GTMO in order to support service and repair of these motorcycles. PID fund-raising bowling tournament results Photo provided by Devon ChristieThe winning team of the PID fund-raising bowling tournament shows off their bowling pin trophies. Overall winners 4 Get U First 2202 Latin Power Second 1961 Bowl 4 Fun Third 1893 Individual winners/High game Males Females Jeff Laxamuna – 236 Noemi Spiker – 187 Devon Christie – 217 Nadine Clark – 178 Bruce Harrison – 217 Jackie Weldon 165 Individual winners/High series Males Females Devon Christie – 638 Jackie Weldon – 487 Jeff Laxamuna – 636 Noemi Spiker – 476 Leroy Graham – 591 Carmen Ross – 445 Brunch will be served after the Service. Reservations are required. Sign-up at the Chaplain’s Office no later than April 7. FMI call 2323. Easter Sunrise ServiceApril 16, 7 a.m. The Bayview Club


9 Friday, April 7, 2006Worship ServicesPhoto by Sheila EdwardsPWOC retreat — Thirty-six women take part in the annual Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) Spring Retreat held March 31-April 2 at the Leeward Combined Bachelor Quarters. Becky Shirey, a retired chaplain’s wife from Georgia, shared her Biblical insight with the group. Members of the local PWOC board also prepared a skit during the weekend to go with the theme 'Workers together for Christ.' The event was sponsored by the Naval Station Chapel and the Chapel program at JTF. April 13, Holy Thursday Roman Catholic Mass, 6 p.m., Main Chapel Protestant Service, 7 p.m., Main Chapel April 14, Good Friday Protestant Service, Noon, Troopers’ Chapel Protestant Service, Noon, Main Chapel Roman Catholic Service, 6 p.m., Main Chapel Protestant Service, 7:30 p.m., Troopers’ Chapel April 15, Holy Saturday Roman Catholic Vigil Mass, 8 p.m., Main Chapel April 16, Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Bayview, 7 a.m. Easter Brunch at Bayview, 8 a.m.(Contact Chapel to reserve ticket, 2323)Roman Catholic Mass, 9 a.m., Main Chapel Protestant Service, 9 a.m., Troopers’ Chapel Protestant Service, 11 a.m., Main Chapel Gospel Service, 1 p.m., Main Chapel Roman Catholic Mass, 6:30 p.m., Troopers’ ChapelEaster Season Services Passover Seder for Jewish Personnel will be held on April 12 and 13, 6 p.m. at Chapel Hill complex, room 11. For more information, please call the Chaplain’s Office at 2323.Passover Services Catholic 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 Sunday Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, Main Chapel, 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Gospel Bible S tudy, 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary A) Thursday PWOC 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Sunday, Protestant Liturgical Service, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Sanctuary A) Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 p.m. (rm. 8) Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Sanctuary A) Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B) Bible Study, Thursday, 7 p.m. Sunday Worship, 5:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Sanctuary D) Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist (Sanctuary B) Prayer Meeting, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Vesper Meeting, Friday, 7 p.m. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service, Saturday, 11 a.m. Bible Study, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. I slamic Service (Sanctuary C) Friday Worship, 1:15 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.


Friday, April 7, 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 April 7 Pink Panther 8 p.m., PG, 93 min. Underworld; Evolution 10 p.m., R, 106 min. Saturday April 8 Failure to Launch 8 p.m., PG-13, 96 min. Freedomland 10 p.m., R, 113 min. Sunday April 9 Firewall 8 p.m., PG-13, 105 min. Monday April 10 Tristan and Isolde 10 p.m., PG-13, 125 min. T uesday April 1 1 Pink Panther 8 p.m., PG, 93 min. W ednesday April 12 Firewall 8 p.m., PG-13, 105 min. Thursday April 13 Freedomland 10 p.m., R, 113 min. Y outh Center Effective April 7, the Youth Center open recreation program will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturdays. 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. Bingo Specials at the Windjammer 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. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m., early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. 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. GTMO Y outh Baseball April 15, clinic and draft, April 22, league starts. Sign-up by April 14 at the base Gym. Cost is $25 per child. Ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 are welcome. FMI Call Danny or Karissa at 2193. T exas Hold'em Poker T ourney April 18, 6 p.m., at Goat Locker. Sign up by April 12 at the Goat Locker. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. FMI call Mike or Eric at 5604. Y outh Baseball Coaches Needed Volunteer baseball coaches needed. Sign up at the base gym by April 12. FMI call Danny or Karissa at 2193. New Fitness Classes New Jazzercise and Step Aerobics classes will be held at the new Marine Hill Fitness Center. Jazzercise is Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8:30 9 a.m. Step Aerobics are Thursdays from 5 6 p.m. FMI call 2193. Raquetball Challenge Wednesdays from 6 8 p.m. at the Base Gym Racquetball Court #2. One court is set aside for “challenging,” winner stays on the court. FMI Audrey 2193.The Pink PantherAction/Adventure,Comedy, Thriller, Crime Cast: Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Beyonc'e Knowles Storyline: A world-famous soccer coach has been murdered and his priceless, legendary ring has been stolen—a ring set with the stunning diamond known as the “Pink Panther.” The French government needs a master detective to solve the crime and recover the gem—but he’s not available, so they recruit none other than Inspector Jacques Clouseau.Firewall Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Jimmy Bennett, Virginia Madsen, Robert Patrick Storyline: When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack Stanfield is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole.


11 Friday, April 7, 2006call 7024. (1) Pac-Man arcade game, Yamaha full size keyboard w/weighted keys, 2 surfboards, thrusters. FMI call 4620 AWH or 4505 DWH. (2) 1991 Izuzu Trooper, 4 door, new A/C system, alternator, 225,000 miles, very reliable, $3,000 OBO. FMI call Janice at 7375 AWH. (2) 2002 Chevy Cavalier, 5-spd, A/ C, CD player, under 25,000 miles, great condition, $7,500 OBO. FMI call Tyler at 5632. (2) 1985 Dodge Ram truck, V-8, new parts, runs great, $1,199 OBO. FMI call 3566 or 84066 or email monroenk@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil (2) 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) 1986 Ford F-150, extended cab, new upholstery, runs great, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 2345 DWH. (1) 1998 Mazda 626 w/alarm system, $5500. FMI call 7832 or email WML1981@aol.com (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Motor Vehicle Operator, closes April 10; Blocker and Bracer, closes April10 Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call Delaine at 4822 or 4441. (2) 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 the W.T. Sampson High School main office. Please stop by or call Ramonia at ext. 3500 for further information. (1) W. T. Sampson has an opening for a School Information Assistant 06CUB-101, salary commiserate with GS-05/06. First cutoff date is April 18, closes April 30. Official application can be picked up and submitted to the W.T. Sampson High School main office. Please stop by or call Ramonia at ext. 3500 for further information. (1) Satellite Communications Systems Inc. is seeking a full-time cashier. Please submit resume to the SCSI Office or email scsi@nsgtmo. com (1) Del-Jen Inc is seeking a bus monitor. Must be willing to work from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(2) Casio Exilim Pro 6-megapixel digital camera, like new, includes leather case and hardware, $225. FMI call Sam at 9522 AWH or 4709 DWH. (2) Black bunk bed, $75; cherry wood computer desk, $60; 58-in. widescreen multi-system color TV, $1,000. FMI call 7358 AWH. (2) Queen-size bedroom set w/2 nightstands, dresser w/mirror, headboard, box spring and queen mattress, $500. FMI call 7788 AWH. (2) Couch w/love seat, $250; 2 lamps, $30 each. FMI call Lisa at 7015 AWH. (2) 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. (2) 27-in. Magnavox color TV w/ VCR, $200; FMI call Janice at 7375 AWH. (2) Used DVDs: Double Team, $9; One Bright Light, $10; Fat Albert, $10; The Crimson Code, $7. FMI call 9461 or email mujahid94@ hotmail.com (2) Large furniture, china cabinet, entertainment system, bookcase, desk and sofa. For prices call 9557. (1) Crib w/mattress, converts to a toddler bed, $125; InStep double jogging stroller, $125. FMI call 5584. (1) Dining room set, $750; Black bedroom set, $250; sofa, $150; dish set, $25, prices negotiable. FMI call 9557. (1) Gateway computer, 1.7 Pentium processor, 1 gig memory, 40 gig hard drive, DVD/RW, $950. FMI call Omar at 7689 AWH or 2160/2447 DWH. (1) Toddler bed, $50; twin captain's bed, $50; night stand, $25; secretary dresser, $35; washer and dryer, $25 each; 43-in. TV w/entertainment center, $300. FMI call 7026. (1) Lawn furniture, stepping stones, 4 bar stools, dresser, yard tiller, Easter items. FMI call Diane at 5397. (1) Sofa, $300; sofa bed, $30; 20-in. TV, $110. FMI call 7069. (1) SIRIUS satellite radio system, Sportster shuttle and boombox w/ remote control, excellent condition, $175. FMI call 7024. (1) Compaq laptop computer, Evo P4 2 gig processor, 256 RAM, 30 gig hard drive, Windows XP, carrying case, excellent condition, $625. FMI FMI call 4905 or 4271. (2) 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. (2) The Jamaican Independence Committee fund-raising bake sales will be April 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. (2) 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. (2) 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. (2) 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. (2) 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 mcguffey-fm@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. (2) 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. (2) Come experience fun at the 2006 Youth Center Spring Break Camp, April 10-14, kindergartner through 6th grade. Children are required to register. FMI call Petrona at 4658. (2) 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. (1) MWR will host a Great Easter Egg Hunt April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cooper Field for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, 10-12,13+, and adults. There will be face painting, a climbing wall, bungee jumping, and a bungee run for the kids. Refreshments and sweet treats will be available. (1) Come spend your Spring break at the Teen Center for a week of exciting challenges at the Real World, Road Rules Challenge April 10 to 14. Space is limited to 20 teens. Tryouts are April 10, 10 a.m. at the Teen Center. FMI call Trecia at 2096. (1) SKC(SW) Arthur Paquette will be retiring on April 14, 2 p.m. A ceremony will be held at the Sailing Center. All military and civilians are invited to attend. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony. Dress is summer whites or casual attire for civilians. FMI call HMC Perez at 2218. (1) Kaitlin, Happy Birthday. You have been a joy in my life. I love you. Love, Mom. (1) The Girls Scouts will hold a Mother-Daughter Pajama Party, April 21, at the Community Center. Registration deadline is April 17. The fee is $7 per mother-daughter couple and $10 per family. FMI Courtney at 5896 or Cynthia at 2600 or 7648. (2) Looking for pine or naturalcolored baby crib in good condition. FMI call 7788. (1) Will pay cash for fishing/pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at 7977 or 2129. (1) A good home for a kitten. FMI call 5584. (1) Lost: AB Biller 54 Special speargun, April 1, at Leeward Point. FMI call Karl at 7729. April 8 — Caribbean Circle, #29D, 7 a.m. April 8 — Villamar, #29C, 8 a.m.1 p.m. April 8 — Paola Point, #18, 7 a.m. April 8 — Caribbean Circle, #16D/ 16C, 6:30 a.m. April 9 — Caribbean Circle, #29D, 8 a.m. Vehicles/Boats Wanted Yard Sales Lost & Found Employment Announcements Editor’s note: All inputs to the GTMO Shopper must be submitted no later than noon on Tuesday. Submit in writing by email to pao@usnbgtmo. navy. mil.


12 Friday, April 7, 2006Jose Baco finished in almost record time as he squeezed every drop of water out of his sponge in order to fill a pitcher with water. The female and male winners of Teen Fear Factor are the teams of April and Alice Helms, and Anthony Mays and Nick Basel. Nichole Lamb carefully maneuvers herself up the 25-foot rock wall. Amy Hairston takes a quick break from her long swim in order to dive 10 feet to the bottom of the Windjammer Pool. She needed to open the locked box at the bottom of the pool and remove the flag from inside.2006 Teen Fear Factor Photos by JO1 Robert Lamb and Staff Sgt. Keith Panaro