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Vol. 63 No. 17 Friday, April 28, 2006 Photo by JO1 Igo Wordu MA3 Scott Ragsdale, MA3 Joel Ohara, MA3 Michael Biddle, and MA3 Chris Oppen are hard at work during the basewide clean-up held in commemoration of this year's Earth Day. A picnic was held the Ferry Landing after immediately following the clean-up.Clean-up commemorates Earth DayAs many as 649 33-gallon bags of trash and four dumpsters full of wood and metal were collected around the installation during a basewide clean-up held Friday, April 21 in commemoration of Earth Day 2006. Military commands, departments and civilian employees participated in the effort. Every department was designated a specific area on base for the clean-up, which commenced at 2 p.m. The First Class Petty Officers Association volunteered to clean-up Tarawa Road, and began one hour before the scheduled starting time. They collected a total of four bags of trash along that road. Environmental Director Fred Burns, said although the number of bags collected may seem significant, GTMO residents are adhering to trash disposal rules. We found very low amounts of hazardous materials in the trash collected, said Burns. In fact, for the first time in a long time, there were no disposed batteries collected during this clean-up. On a lighter note, Burns said some of the materials found have been there for a very long time. For instance, there were bottles found which were dated 1963, he said. Obviously, clean-up exercises like these help maintain a cleaner environment, but Earth Day is celebrated around the world for many reasons. Earth Day began in 1970 as celebration and appreciation of the planet through a variety of individual and community activities. It is more than observing the beauty and vitality of nature. Earth Day is also about renewing individual commitments to saving a living planet.By JO1 Igo Wordu, Naval Station Public AffairsContinued on page 9
2 Friday, April 28, 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 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. 17G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayU.S. military commission proceedings have resumed this week in the cases of three enemy combatants held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002. Proceedings resumed in the case of Sufyian Barhoumi, an Algerian man accused of being an explosives trainer for Al Qaeda. Proceedings also begin for Jabran Said Bin Al Qahtani, a Saudi man accused of constructing circuit boards to be used as timing devices in bombs, and Ghassan Abdullah Al Sharbi, a Saudi man accused of providing English translation for a terrorist training camp and receiving training on how to build and use hand-held remote detonation devices for explosives. According to the charges against them, Barhoumi, Qahtani and Sharbi were captured together in March 2002 at a safe house in Pakistan. Barhoumi first appeared before the commission March 2. That hearing was cut short by the presiding officer because Barhoumi had just learned of the death of his father and was requesting permission to call his family in Algeria. The phone call request was put in March 4, and has been approved by the Office of Mili-Commissions resume at GTMOBy Sgt. Sara Wood, USA, American Forces Press Servicetary Commissions, Army Capt. Wade Faulkner, Barhoumis detailed defense counsel, said in an interview recently. Now arrangements must be made with the State Department to get Barhoumis family to the U.S. embassy so the call can be monitored, Faulkner said. In his first hearing, Barhoumi requested a civilian defense counsel Lee Foreman, a Denver-based attorney specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. Foreman was supposed to attend this weeks hearings, but his security clearance has not been approved, Faulkner said. The absence of Foreman may cause a delay in proceedings if Barhoumi doesnt wish to go forward without him, Faulkner added. Another issue may arise due to Barhoumis confinement status, Faulkner said. Barhoumi was moved March 30 from Camp 4, the medium-security facility, to Camp 5, the newest maximum-security facility here, he said. Barhoumi has communicated that if he is not moved back to Camp 4, he will be uncooperative in proceedings, Faulkner said. According to the charges against him, Barhoumi attended an electronics and explosive course in 1998 at an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist camp in Afghanistan. After completing his training, Barhoumi became an explosives trainer for al Qaeda, training members on electronically controlled explosives at remote locations, according to the charges. Qahtani, an electrical engineering graduate of King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, allegedly left Saudi Arabia shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the intent to fight against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. According to documents summing up the charges against him, Qahtani attended a terrorist training camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, and then moved to a guest house in Pakistan, where he received further training in how to build hand-held remote-detonation devices for explosives. Qahtani is also alleged to have built circuit boards for use as timing devices in bombs and to have written two instructional manuals on how to assemble these circuit boards. Sharbi, an electrical engineering graduate of Embry Riddle University in Prescott, Ariz., is alleged to have attended terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and to have provided translation for another camp attendees military training. According to the charges against him, Sharbi traveled to the guest house in Pakistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, where he received training in how to build handheld, remote detonation devices for explosives. Air Force Col. Morris Davis, the chief prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions, said that he expects there will be issues in these three cases about the detainees objecting to their detailed defense counsel. However, Davis said that all the detainees will be provided a full and fair trial.Detainees sit around the exercise yard in Camp 4, the medium security facility within Camp Delta at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In Camp 4, highly compliant detainees live in a communal setting and have extensive access to recreation.Photo by Army Sgt. Sara Wood
3 Friday, April 28, 2006It has been 20 years since a circus performed at Guantanamo Bay, but on Sunday, April 23, the Downtown Lyceum was once again the place of daring stunts and fun fair. The Vamphear Circus performed to packed audiences during the two-day circus show with acts ranging from fire-eating, knife-tossing and an aerial artist. With just seven performers, the group of entertainers drew children of all ages up close to the stage to watch them perform. The children enjoyed the experience of getting up close and personal with the performers. Oftentimes, they were invited to assist the performers on stage throughout the show. The guy in the balloon is my favorite, said Benjamin Frisbee, a W.T. Sampson El-By JO2(AW) Honey Nixon, Naval Station Public AffairsVamphear Circus wows Guantanamo Bayementary School secondgrader. I liked watching his head come out of the ball, he giggled. Many of the performers have been in the circus business for a long time making appearances on late night shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan OBrian. Parents were glad their children got to experience the event. I think its terrific, said Dennis Frisbee. My kids loved it. Im really glad they (the circus) came to GTMO. The ringmaster of the show, Count Smokula, also played an accordion and treated local residents to his rendition of The Guantanamo Bay theme song leaving nothing but laughter in his wake. It seemed the audience Photo by JO1 Igo WorduOpen Line remote debut Radio FM 103.1 'The Blitz' tries something new as NAVSTA CMDCM (AW/SW) Larry Cairo and JO1 Chris Conklin talk on 'Open Line' Tuesday, April 25, at the Gold Hill Galley. This was the first time the informative radio show was recorded outside the studio. BCU(SCW) David Tyson was the special guest at the show. Tyson used the opportunity to talk about the upcoming 'Bail and Jail' which was held this week. 'Jail and Bail' was part of the command's effort to raise funds and participation for this year's Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society fund-drive. So far, GTMO has raised more than $6,000 through the Radiothon and individual contributions. Open Line will now be held once a month at various locations around the station. Photo by JO(AW) Honey NixonPhilip 'The King' Soloman dazzles the crowd with his flamebalancing act during the circus show.Continued on page 7Contestants are needed to compete in Knowledge Bowl 2006 on Friday, May 19, at the Windjammer Club. People of various ages, educational backgrounds, and military and civilian paygrades will put their heads together in a quest to become the 'Supreme Keepers of Arcane Knowledge.' Teams consisting of four players each will go head-tohead and compete in the singleelimination tournament. The teams will be randomly chosen to see which team can answer the most questions out of nine proposed to each team. One question from a previous competition was: What is not considered a pie Boston Crme, Key Lime or Grasshopper? Questions cover a number of subjects including sports and history. One of the strategies of contestants in the past has been to mix four people of different backgrounds, with the end result being their knowledge of different categories would lead them to victory. Teams need to register at the MWR Community Library not later than May 18. For more information please contact Maxine Becker at 4700.By JO1 Bob Lamb, Naval Station Public AffairsWhich team will be the next Knowledge Bowl champs?
4 Friday, April 28, 2006 Photos by JO1 Bob LambMK2 Juan Ramirez works out at least six times a week preparing for the All Navy Baseball Team summer schedule. By JO1 Bob Lamb, Naval Station Public AffairsOpportunity knocks for GuardsmanParticipating in sports has always played a major role for servicemembers stationed in Guantanamo Bay. But most players know from day one of practice that the glory and accolades they receive on the field are not a glimpse into a future career in sports. But they never know whose watching as they slide into second base, kick the winning goal, or even score the winning basket. MK2 Juan Ramirez, stationed here with Coast Guard Air Station Miamis Aviation Detachment, might just be that diamond in the rough. Hes been playing baseball since he was a youngster and has dreaming of being a major leaguer since high school. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Ramirez received an athletic scholarship out of high school to the University of Kentucky. Due to personal reasons, he declined the offer to UK and accepted another full scholarship to Cleveland State University in Ohio. I was a Mommas boy and didnt want to leave home, said Ramirez. So, I stayed in Cleveland. I played baseball at Cleveland State for a year, but because of financial hardships at home, I decided to leave college and join the Coast Guard. His first duty station landed him back in his homeland of Puerto Rico, where he played class 'A' and double 'A' baseball. It was a good league, but I got transferred after a year and a half. he said. The dream of one day playing for the Cleveland Indians slowly faded away as soon he and his wife, Rosa, started a family. Ramirez continued to play baseball any chance he could, and when he got stationed here, the opportunity to play was even better than he thought. Morale, Welfare, and Recreation came up with a baseball league for adults last fall, and Ramirez led his team to a first place championship. MWR followed that first successful season with another league this past winter where again Ramirezs team won the championship. The second season not only brought him another trophy, but also caught the eye of one of his competitors, Navy MA1 Juan Rivera. Rivera, who has been affiliated with the All Navy Baseball team since 2002 as a player and coach, noticed Ramirezs athletic talent and placed a phone call to the manager of the All Navy Baseball Team. If it wasnt for the MWR baseball league, this guy wouldnt have seen me play, and this would have never happened, said Ramirez. I would have never tried out for that team. Thats all it took, a simple phone call with an outstanding recommendation and Ramirez became part of the team this year. His potential is limitless, said Rivera. Hes a great athlete, very soft spoken, but hes the kind of Sailor that we want representing the All Navy Baseball Team. With permission granted by his command, Ramirez received an acceptance letter from the U.S. Navy Baseball Club, based in San Diego, under the direction of Commander, Navy Region Southwest. Navy Region Southwest looks for talent year-round with formal tryouts held at military installations throughout the year in preparation for an intensive eight-week 50-game schedule. The All Navy Baseball Team is in its 17th season, and more than 16,500 active duty and reserve personnel have participated in the Navy Baseball Program in a worldwide effort to assemble the very best talent in the military. Early this summer Ramirez will travel to San Diego, along with approximately 25 other sailors selected as the best the Navy has to offer in this years 'All Navy Baseball Team.' Im the only Coastie that I know of on the team, but thats alright, Ramirez said. "I just need to get back in shape, and Ill be ready to compete. "The (All Navy) team has practiced for the last couple of months, so when I get there, the games will have already begun. Im definitely ready, Ill be fine. There are only four people in RamirezsContinued on page 8
5 Friday, April 28, 2006Ombudsman 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.milThanks to a group of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB-7), there will be a new refueling pier on Leeward in June. The battalion will complete an the on-going project which will provide fuel service to Navy and Coast Guard vessels coming to Guantanamo Bay. Before, ships had to go to different stations at GTMO to satisfy their fuel needs, but this new pier will be a one-stop shop for boats needing aviation and diesel fuel, and potable water. Project supervisor, BU2 (SCW) Bruce Smith Jr., said the bridge construction cost $229,000. NMCB-7 involvement in this project saved the Navy $500,000. No one in this group has ever built a pier, said Smith. So, its a brand new experience. Because we are working over water, it has been a new challenge everyday, but the biggest challenge has been learning as we go. Even with all the crosstraining and new experiences, the refueling piers completion is not far off. The progress is going smooth, so we may actually complete this project by the middle of May even though the projected time to finish is June, said Smith. Seeing a project to completion is not a luxury Seabee detachments often get because many of their projects are handed down from the detachment before them and are longterm in nature. The Pier Quebec project, along with a new motor pool lot in Camp America, is a project the NMCB-7 battalion will see to its finish. Other projects, like the Guantanamo River bridge, and never-ending projects such as perimeter roads and rock quarry operations will be passed on to the next Seabee detachment. This project is great because you get to see it completed and used by people, like some of the projects I worked on in Iraq, said BUCN Joshua Dibenedetto. We took it over from the last battalion, and its come a long way. We also all are coming together to learn, so this has been a great in-rate project for all of us. Photo by JO2(AW) Honey Nixon By JO2(AW) Honey Nixon, Naval Station Public AffairsBUCN Joshua Dibenedetto, with NMCB-7, knocks the rust off a piece of scrap metal to use for a template for the new refueling pier.NMCB-7 near project completion Contact lens solution recall The Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Hospital is advising all personnel who wear contact lenses to discontinue the use of the Renu Moisureloc brand contact lens solution. Anyone who is a contact lens wearer and is experiencing symptoms such as redness, pain, tearing, increased light sensitivity, blurry vision, discharge or swelling, should contact the Optometary Clinic at the Hospital immediately at at 72250.10 miles, not 10K! The marathon held Saturday, April 15, was 10 miles, not 10 kilometers as reported in the April 21 Gazette.
6 Friday, April 28, 2006Gen. Pace recognizes military childrenMessage from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffI want to take this opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of our nations military families, who have faced many challenges from family separations to frequent moves with great courage. I would especially like to acknowledge a special source of inspiration: children of military families. You are patient and understanding when duty calls and your mom or dad cannot attend a soccer game, music recital, birthday party, or other important family or school activity. You are heroes in a quiet, thoughtful way, and I am grateful for the unconditional love you give your mom and dad. Many of you have experienced the sad and sometimes frightening experience of having your Mom or Dad far from home, serving around the globe in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Through your personal courage and support, you serve this nation, too and I am proud of you! Frequent moves are a way of life for the military child. It is never easy to say good-bye to friends and familiar routines, to begin again in a new school, a new neighborhood -Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman, JCSand sometimes a new country! But your resilience and self-confidence are strengths that others admire, including your parents. Growing up in a military family offers some challenges, but it also provides some special rewards. You can be proud of your Mom and Dad for their brave defense of this great country. Your love and support sustains them. So thank you for being there for Mom and Dad. You are American patriots and role models for us all. All passport forms can be obtained by going to the listed links within this article: Complete Form DS-11 (Application for Passport). Do not sign the DS-11 until in the presence of a Passport Agent. Obtain form online at: http://www.travel.state.gov There will be given an option to print it or fill it out online. If possible, fill it out online and then print it with the bar code. This form needs to be completed for each passport application. Submit p roof of citizenship (such as an original birth certificate with a seal from the state issued, a tourist passport or an expired passport.) It is recommend that people retain their tourist passports in case there is a delay in the issuance of the official passports. Anyone needing to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate, should look up the website for the state where they were born and look for the link to vital statistics. Another website is www.vitalchek.com. Submit two p assport photos, size 2 in. by 2 in. Submit i dentifying documentation (military ID card, drivers license or another acceptable form of identification). All personnel requiring no-fee passports should email PSC Ramirez at ramirezfm @usnbgtmo.navy.mil with the following information: name (applicant)/ sponsors name / rate/ sponsors SSN / POB / DOB / rotation date, phone number / full name of parent command. For more information about obtaining a p assport or anyone needing help with the application process can contact PSC Ramirez at 4147.Guidelines for obtaining nofee government passportBy PSC(SW/AW) Frank M. Ramirez, CPOIC CSD Photo by JO2 (AW) Honey NixonEarth Day shell show Deenie Burns describes the Queen Pink Conchs coloration to shell enthusiasts at the Community Library April 21. Burns discussed the types of shells found at Guantanamo Bay, where to go shell-hunting, and how to clean a shell. More than 25 people attended the shell show, held in commemoration of Earth Day celebration. Month of the Milit ary Child
7 Friday, April 28, 2006 werent the only ones who had a good time from the show. This particular group of performers came together specifically for this GTMO performance, said Philip The King Soloman, a Vamphear circus performer. There is not a place to compare to GTMO. Photo by JO2(AW) Honey NixonCount Smokula, the Ringmaster, invited children in the audience to dance with him on stage.Circus show ...Continued from page 3 Photo by JO2 (AW) Honey NixonThe circus show ends in a fiery finale on April 23 at the Downtown Lyceum.The kids just can't get enough the fun as they get up close and personal with the performers. The children had the opportunity assist with most of the acts. The troupe, which is base out of Venice Beach, Calif., also performed on Sunday April 24 at the Downtown L yceum."Ive performed for the military in Hawaii, but you never get a crowd as fun, as motivated or as appreciative, as here. Whether is was getting a sticky face from cotton candy or watching fire being eaten, GTMO residents enjoyed the entertainment from the troupe. W.T. Sampson third-quarter Honor RolePrincipals High Honors (GPA 3.5 and higher) Katie Basel, Nicholas Basel, Heather Panaro, Cory Frye, Heather McGarity, Ira Wenze, Kevin Banks and Amy Hairston. Honor Roll (GPA 3.0 3.49) Grades 9-12: Jessica Brewer, Stephanie Carvajal, Langston Edwards, Brittany Kimmins, Ashley Lopez, Danny Philbert, Edwin Sterans, Heather Brittle, Alisha Desaulniers, Aaron Hairston, Nichole Lamb, Joshua Mays, Tyler Robrage, T.J. Thomason, Aaron Carvajal, Hali Hearn, Morgan Keener, Brandi Lasseter, Skylar Ortiz, Jerry Scott and Stephanie Tickner. Grades 7-8: Brandon Barnes, Nerilu Colon, Will Haley, Chelce Hardin, Davis Janolino, Arianna Poindexter, Davisha Tyson, Tiffany Brewer, Dustin Donofrio, Kenyarta Handley, April Helms, Caitlyn Ocampo, Jonathan Sloan and Lauren Vaughn. How did you participate in the Earth day clean-up?YN3 (SW) William Brown "I worked at Terra Cay housing where I picked-up trash." BMC (SW) Tommy Lowery Garrett WatsonMaria Saddler "I helped clean the waterfront area of Fishermans Point." "I did recycling projects and watered plants." "I helped my daughter with her school cleanup project."
8 Friday, April 28, 2006Continued from page 5command here in GTMO, so he knows that if they need him back for whatever reason, he might have to return before the season is over. The mission of the Coast Guard and the mission of my detachment comes first, said Ramirez. Each year, military players are scouted and offered college scholarships or the opportunity to enter the Major League draft. More than 20 former military players have signed professional contracts. Of those, some are currently 'in the system' at various levels. In most cases, players must fulfill their military commitment prior to being released from active duty. Ramirez knows that this is just another opportunity that the Coast Guard has given him to keep his dream alive. I like the Coast Guard, and I wish to pursue recruiting duty after this. So, Im fine with my career choices. Im happy with the choices Ive made, he replied.Opportunity knocks ... Sponsored by the Medical Service Corps Association, the tournament will be held at the NAVSTA Golf Course on Friday, April 28. Shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. Prizes for first, second and third, longest drive, closest to the pin and for the best-looking Caribbean team shirt. Format is twoperson, best-ball format. Entry fee is $10 per person. Golf carts will only be reserved to the first registered 12 teams. FMI call 70225.'Caribbean-theme' Golf Tournament Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockGoing Ashore SKC(SW) Arthur Paquette hands his Chief's cover to SK2 (SW) Anthony Mercado, an apprectice whom Paquette had mentored for many years. Mercado was very touched by the gesture, and couldn't hold back his tears. Chief Paquette retired on April 14, after 24 years of service. The Navy Ball Committee is looking for artists to design GTMO themed artwork. Turn in submissions by May 19. The artwork will be on display for two weeks in the NEX Atrium. Residents will vote for their favorite artwork and the winner will be announced in June. The winning artwork will be the design for this year's fundraiser t-shirt. FMI call 2351.Attention GTMO Artists! Sailor of the WeekQMSR Jarred Kinder Kinder works for Port Services. I was surprised. I really didnt expect to get chosen, said Kinder. I perform boat runs, commissions, and base restoration. Eddie Feigners fastpitch was once clocked at 104 mph. In a two-inning exhibition in 1967, he fanned Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Maury Wills, Harmon Killebrew and Roberto Clemente. Hes nearing 80, but The King still tours with his Court. 'The King and His 'Court' touring team has played more than 10,000 softball games in 100 countries since the late 1940s and has achieved widespread fame similar to that of the Harlem Globetrotters.
9 Friday, April 28, 2006Worship 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. 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) 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.According to a U.S. military psychologist military members and families coping with the stress of overseas deployments and other potential healththreatening issues, can log onto the Internet to get help. Service members from all components and their families can obtain a mental health selfassessment or screening through a Web site co-sponsored by DoD and Screening for Mental Health Inc., a nonprofit organization, said Air Force Col. Joyce Adkins, a psychologist with the Force Health Protection and Readiness directorate at the Defense Depart-ments Health Affairs office." The [online] screening actually gets you to where you need to be in terms of counseling, Adkins said. Once you do one of the screening checklists, it will give you the benefits that are available to you. The Web site, brought online in January, augments other DoD mental health assistance resources, Adkins said. People logged onto the site are asked to answer a series of questions. The program grades the completed survey, Adkins said, and gives people an evaluation of their present mental health and provides assistance resources, if deemed necessary. Other DoD-endorsed health sites tell customers how to access mental health counseling services but do not provide an online mental health screening program, Adkins said. National Guard and reserve members returning from overseas deployments also are authorized to use the Web site,By Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press ServiceMental health screenings now available to military families onlineAdkins said. Returning reserve component members have two years of health benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. "And its totally free to them, the colonel pointed out. Such services are especially important today, Adkins said, because of the potential stressful effects deployments can have on both military and family members. "Its a concern that people dont understand what their thoughts and feelings mean as they come back from deployment, Adkins said. As they re-integrate with their families, there may be conflict in the family thats not easily resolved. "The mental health screening web site and other related programs available to service members and their families provide a level of benefits and a level of service to help them understand what services are available to them for mental health issues, Adkins said. To access the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program, visit https://www.militarymentalhealth.org/welcome.asp. A picnic was held at Ferry Landing beach after the cleanup. Officers and chiefs cooked hot dogs and burgers for those who attended the picnic. Burns advises GTMO residents to practice a better waste management culture by trying to separate recyclable materials from non-recyclable materials as much as possible. Contrary to popular belief, we now transport recyclable materials off the island, so separating these materials at home will help reduce waste process cost tremendously.Earth Day ... Continued from page 1 Photo by Heather SchwartzW.T Sampson Elementary School students celebrated earth day with numerous activities including frisbees toss.
Friday, April 28, 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 28 Madea's Family Reunion 8 p.m., PG-13, 107 min. Firewall 10 p.m., PG-13, 105 min. Saturday April 29 Ice Age 2 8 p.m., PG, 91 min. Ultraviolet 10 p.m., PG-13, 88 min. Sunday April 30 Pink Panther 8 p.m., PG, 93 min. Monday May 1 Madea's Family Reunion 8 p.m., PG-13, 107 min. T uesday May 2 Ultraviolet 8 p.m., PG-13, 88 min. W ednesday May 3 Running Scared 8 p.m., R, 119 min. Thursday May 4 Ice Age 2 8 p.m., PG, 91 min. FirewallAction/Adventure, Drama,Thriller Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Jimmy Bennett, Virginia Madsen Storyline: Jack Stanfield is a bank security expert, whose specialty is designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But theres a hidden vulnerability in the system he didnt account for himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. Ice Age 2Comedy,Animation,Sequel, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Josh Peck Storyline: The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world. Manny, Sid, and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: a huge glacial dam is about to break, threatening the entire valley. and the only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PG-rated movies. This Monday, Pinocchio, begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, W ayne's World, begins at 8 p.m. Glow Golf T ournament April 28, 7:45 p.m. Shotgun starts 8:15. Carts and clubs are provided. Space is limited to the first 10 teams. FMI call 2010. 4-on-4 V olleyball April 29, 8 p.m., at Windmill Beach. Prizes will be awarded. FMI call 2010. Country Night April 29, 6 p.m., the Goat Locker will have line dancing with a DJ. FMI call 2079. Hot Molina Band May 10, 8 p.m. at the Club Survivor, May 11, 7:30 p.m., at the Bayview patio, and May 12, 8 p.m. at the Windjammer. Latin, Pop, and Top 40 music. FMI call 5225. Poker Pet W alk May 13, 7:30 a.m., starting and ending at the Downtown Lyceum. Come celebrate National Pet Week with the Vet Clinic. The best poker hand wins and there will be pet goodygiveaways. FMI call 2212. Mother's Day Brunch May 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bayview. Reservations needed for groups of 10 or more. FMI call 5604. Knowledge Bowl May 19, 7 p.m. at the Windjammer. Register by May 18. FMI call 4700. T ech W orkshop The Teen Center has a computer workshop for teens interested in increasing their technological skills. They will learn to build and upgrade a gaming computer. FMI call Trecia at 2096.
11 Friday, April 28, 2006GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO ShopperFor Sale GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale Editor's note: GTMO Shopper inputs must be submitted no later than noon on Tuesday. Submit in writing by email to pao@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil.Personal email addresses can no longer be included in 'Shopper' ads.to a Cheese and Wine Sunset Cruise April 2. FMI call Carol at 7841 or Sheila at 9599. (2) A Quality of Life Board meeting will be held on May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bu lkeley Hall Auditorium. FMI call CMDCM Cairo at 4474. (2) The Burns and Roe Leader's League is sponsoring a GTMO Idol Talent Competition at the Sunken Garden on April 29 and May 13 at 7 p.m. FMI call 5200, 5737, or 2404. (2) The Philippine Independence Committee is having a bake sale at the NEX Atrium May 7 and 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. (2) There will be a Burns and Roe Leader's League Open 9-Pin Tournament April 30 at 12:30 p.m. The price is $10 per person. FMI call Tiger at 2958 or Donna at 5200. (2) The American Red Cross will have a volunteer recognition ceremony to honor all American Red Cross volunteers May 8 at 5:30 p.m. Any volunteer past or present, at GTMO or other locations, please RSVP Denise at 5060. (2) Burns and Roe Leader's League will be having carwashes May 7 and 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the NEX parking lot. (2) Quilting and Craft Night will be May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center. All are welcome to bring a current project and enjoy the company. FMI call Gigi at 7365. (2) Due to repairs, Deer Point Pool is closed until further notice. (1) The U.S. Soccer Federation Referee training course starts April 30. The 20-hour class is available to any player, coach, spectator or parent who wants to know more about soccer. FMI call 5613. (1) Registration for summer session classes is underway. Please visit the Columbia College website at www.ccis.edu for both online and course schedules. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or FMI, call 5555. (1) There will be an early release from school May 2. Sure Start will be released at noon, grades K-6 will be released at 12:45 p.m., and the middle school and high school will be released at 12:20 p.m. (1) The Recycling Center, landfill, and metal yard will be closed April 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. due to DelJen's safety standown. FMI call John at 90137 or 5208. (1) MWR Little League Baseball's opening night is April 29 at 5 p.m. at Zaiser Field. There will be team introductions, music, and play-byplay announcing. FMI call Jessica at 2113. (1) In honor of the Month of the Military Child, the Child and Youth Program will host a parade April 28 at 2:30 p.m. The parade will start at the Youth Center and end at Phillips Park. Afterward, kids will be treated to fun and games, a rock wall, and a bounce-a-bout. FMI call Nadine at 3664. (1) GTMO's School of Dance will hold its 2006 Spring Recital May 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Windjammer. Admission is free. FMI call Jen at 5548 or Rachel at 5551. (1) Thank you to all the Naval Hospital staff, who made the arrival of our daughter Magdalene Grace such a blessed experience. Special thanks to the professional and caring, Ward 2 East staff, OR staff, Dr. Chasen, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Amaio, RN Cheryl Crouse, LT Ellis and LCDR Huff. God bless all of you. Lee and Maria Johnson. (2) Will pay cash for fishing/ pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at 7977 or 2129. (1) 2003 class ring found. FMI call Cynthia at 7648. April 29 Caravella Point, #15A, 8 a.m. April 29 West Bargo, #42A, 7 a.m. 9:30 a.m. April 29 Nob Hill, #25B, 7 a.m. 9:30 a.m. April 29 Villamar, #729A, 7 a.m. 11 a.m. April 29 Villamar, #2230B, 7 a.m. noon. runs good, $3,500 OBO. FMI call 7544. (2) 10-ft. inflatable boat w/new Mercury 9-hp engine, many extras, $1,500. FMI call Jim at 5197. (2) 16.5-ft. MFG boat, new paint, bimini top, 100-hp motor, new marine radio, fish finder, $3,000. FMI call 7466. (2) 18.5-ft. boat w/V-center console, Biddison fiberglass hull w/ trailer, OIS Evinrude Salt Water series 115-hp engine, 9.9 Evinrude 'kicker', dual gel cell batteries, Humminbird fish finder, new nonskid dry deck, boat cover, $8,500. FMI call 7122 AWH. (2) 12-ft. V-hulled boat, 9.9hp Johnson motor, trailer, nets, flares, 2 gas tanks, many extras, $590 OBO. FMI call Scott 7753. (2) 18-ft. Glastron boat, 2003 90-hp Johnson motor, new paint, new equipment, $3,850. FMI call Don at 7515 AWH. (1) 272-ft. parasail, high performance, rigged and ready to fly, $650. FMI call 3864 DWH or 7795 AWH. (1) 2002 Honda CBR 600 F4i motorcycle, yellow/black, chrome rims, 2 helmets, jacket, $5,200 OBO. FMI call Chris at 5851. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Office Automation Asst., closes May 1; Transportation Asst., closes May 2; Supervisory Firefighter, closes May 4; Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call Delaine at 4822 or 4441. (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. FMI call 4905 or 4271. (1) Columbia College is seeking a part-time academic advisor for 20 hours a week. Work schedule is flexible and pay starts at $12 per hour. A bachelor's degree and U.S. citizenship is required. FMI call 5555. (1) All enlisted spouses are invited (2) Loveseat, like new. FMI call Dave at 5749. (1) Women's scuba gear, BCD, $80; women's wetsuit, $50; MD men's wetsuit, $30; LG men's wetsuit, $30. FMI call 7024. (1) Computer, monitor, keyboard, scanner, printer, $175. FMI call 5705 AWH or 4063 DWH. (1) HP laptop, Celeron M processor, HP quick play, HP mobile remote control, $750. FMI call Emil at 8111. (1) Large couch, $200; dining room table w/glass top and tapestrystyle chairs, $750. FMI call Hall at 2222 DWH or 9557 AWH. (1) Citizen Eco-Drive watch, stainless steel, new, $175; Sharp 20-in., flat panel monitor, $325 OBO; Bose triport headphones, new, $70. FMI call 3861 AWH. (1) Black 5-piece dining-room set, $250. FMI call Ashley at 7570. (1) Nikon Coolpix 5400 digital camera, 5.1 megapixels, Compact flash cards, 2 battteries w/charger, $325. FMI call 7024. (1) Carpet/rugs, 5 x 8 to 10 x 10 sizes, various plants, palms, prices vary. FMI call 4620. (2) 1998 Pontiac Transport minivan, AC, removable seats, runs great, $5,000. FMI call Chris at 7696. (1) 1997 Geo Metro, available May 27, $2,800. FMI call Jeanette at 7366. (1) 1994 Buick Century, AC, CD player, power locks and windows, Birth AnnouncementLee and LT Maria Johnson announce the birth of a daughter, Magdalene Grace Johnson, on April 3. Magdalene was 20 in. long, and weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. Employment Vehicles/Boats Announcements Yard Sales Wanted Lost and Found
12 Friday, April 28, 2006Vamphear Circus comes to town This dancing boy may have a future in the circus. The Vamphear Circus performers entertain the audience with a number of different tricks and slight-of-hand. Balloon-sculpturing into little animals, flowers and swords was just one of the tricks. One lucky lady walked away with this pretty flower. The circus entertainers brought not only their singing abilities but their fire-eating talents with them to the Downtown Lyceum on Sunday and Monday nights. Circus performers often have the challenge of balancing their 'talents' while keeping audience members on the edge of theie seats. This entertainer has the coordination and the agility to peform two tasks at once. Not only can he hula-hoop and stand on stilts, but Philip 'The King' Soloman assured audience participation throughout the night. Singing and dancing was part of the entertainment. Photos by JO2 (AW) Honey NIxon and Devon Christie